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Issue #158 - May 27, 2007
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Greetings from
The
Heart
of New England!

In this issue...
Get Your Cottage Ready for Summer
Essay: Memorial Day in New Hampshire
Recipe: Clam Chowder

Mark Your Calendars:
Old Port Festival (Maine)
Ballooning Festival (Vermont)

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two murder mystery books set on the coast
of Maine by author Karen MacInerney.

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"Pursue some path, however narrow
and crooked, in which you can walk
with love and reverence."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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Notes from the Heart...

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  This week, New Hampshire resident Susan
Nye shares some special memories about Memorial Day: Every year since her
youth she has spent this long weekend at a little cottage on Pleasant Lake, NH.  
She writes: "In the coming days, all along the shores of Pleasant Lake, empty
summer houses will fill up, at least for the weekend.  Windows will be thrown
open to air out stuffy cottages.  Stray squirrels and mice will be chased out of
attics and cupboards...." Read  Susan's story here:  
A Long Weekend for
Memories, Family and an Ice Cold Swim.

And for those of you opening up your summer cottage for the first time this
weekend, click here for some useful tips:
Get Your Cottage Ready for Summer

This Week's Recipe:
New England Clam Chowder
By Charlie Burke
Clam chowder is a New England tradition which, although there are many
variations, always includes milk or cream, onions, potatoes and either salt pork
or bacon. Although some make their chowder with soft shelled clams, called
“steamers”, in northern New England most use larger clams, such as quahogs
(“ko-hogs”) or cherry stones, which are chopped.  
Read on...

Mark Your Calendars:

Old Port Festival ~ Portland, Maine
Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
11-5PM, Rain or Shine!

The kick-off to the festival season in Maine, this family festival is sure
to be fun for all. A parade featuring Portland's own Shoestring Theater
Puppet Company, music, entertainment, cuisine from around the world, and
children's activities. Location: Old Port District, Downtown Portland.  

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Vermont Balloon and Music Festival   
Essex Junction, VT
June 1-3, 2007

A three-day celebration of music and hot-air
ballooning!  

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For  more Northern New England events this season visit:
Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events


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