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Issue #164 - July 8, 2007
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Greetings from
of New England!

In this issue...
Book Review: The Pantry
Travel: Vermont's Rt. 100 Food Tour
Recipe: Lobster Stew

Mark Your Calendars:
ME: Annual Lobster Festival
NH: Freedom Old Home Week
VT: Stowe Arts Festival

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Worth Quoting

"It is wisdom to believe the heart."  ~ George Santayana

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Notes from the Heart...

When we first moved into our 1932 home we actually had a double pantry...but
it served only as a catch-all for a lot of stuff.  We have since opened up the
pantry so that it flows right into the kitchen.  Although it is all one big room
now, we still call it the "pantry." And for good reason: all our food is stored
there.  There certainly is something special about a pantry agrees NH writer  
Catherine Seiberling Pond who authored the book "The Pantry: Its History and
Modern Uses."  This week we look at this lovely book with its beautiful photos
and delightful stories.  
Click here to read book review: The Pantry.  ~ Marcia

Readers Write

"We lived in Massachusetts and had to relocate to the Midwest about 8 years
ago.  We left our hearts in New England.  There is nowhere else on earth like
New England. As one of your readers said, it IS God's country.  There is a sense
of peace, freedom, creative spirit and natural beauty that are unrivaled.  As far
as my family is concerned, New England has it all and more.  We miss the
shore, the mountains, green landscapes, the New England states that value
history and preserve it, the Yankee spirit and resolve...Someday we hope to be
able to move 'home' again.  We are always homesick, but our lives keep us here
for the time being...Thank you for your newsletter!  It is a breath of fresh air and
it brings me close to home every time I read it."  
~Homesick & Stuck in the Midwest

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"Thanks for The Heart of New England -- it's great!  I lived in California my
entire life but about 16 years ago I worked at the
Cog Railway over the summer
and have been in love with New England ever since.  Perhaps someday I'll get
to go back.  In the meantime, I'll just keep dreaming."  
(a reader from California)

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Thanks for your letters, folks!  Keep 'em coming :)  Send your comments to ~ Marcia

This Week's Travel Story

Epicurean Delights on Vermont's Route 100 in Waterbury:
Ice Cream, Cheese, Chocolates & Cider
By Fran Folson
"Recently, on my way to Burlington Vermont, I decided to indulge myself with
ice cream, cheese, chocolates, cider and doughnuts.  The prime spot for all that?
Route 100 in Waterbury."
Read on...

This Week's Recipe

Lobster  Stew
By Charlie Burke
Many lobster stews are
truly elemental,
containing only milk,
cream, butter, lobster
stock and lobster, and
I think some of the finest I’ve tasted were made this way.
Read on...

Mark Your Calendars:


August 1-5, 2007
Annual Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland, ME)

Along with tons of Maine lobsters, this world famous New England summer
event features maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts,
harbor cruises, contests, lots of wonderful entertainment, a giant parade, and
much more. Times: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Location: Harbor Park, Rockland.   
For more info visit:

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New Hampshire:

August 3-12, 2007
Freedom Old Home Week
Freedom, NH

Every year, Freedom, NH
rocks for 10 days, when Old
Home Week happens, and
families and friends come
back to reminisce and socialize during all of the activities, many of which are
free. This is the time people come back to visit one of the prettiest villages in
New Hampshire to enjoy the simple pleasure of  happiness. For more info:
603-539-4587  or visit:
Freedom Old Home Week.

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July 27, 28, & 29, 2007
Stowe's Summer Art & Craft Festival
Stowe, Vermont

A summer celebration of all the things that make Stowe special. Anchored by
150 juried artists and artisans. Come see cool and functional artwork under
Camelot tents. Food by Stowe restaurants, spa treatments by local resorts, and
entertainment by Stowe Performing Arts. Special activities for children. Rain or
shine. For more information call: (877) 467-8693 or (802) 253-7321  or visit:
Stowe Arts & Crafts Festival

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

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