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Issue #176- October 7, 2007
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Greetings from
The
Heart
of New England!

In this issue...
Travel:
The Grand Hotels of NH
Tips: Buying Firewood
Recipe: Fingerling Potatoes

Our Calendar Pick of the Week:
Foliage in Northern New England

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injury to eternity."
~Henry David Thoreau

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Notes from the Heart...

It's time to buy firewood...we all know that.  But who is
thinking of a firing up a wood burning stove when the
temps have been positively tropical here lately?  But,
winter will arrive sooner or later.  And when it does,
you don't want to be caught stacking firewood while
it's snowing. This week's feature is all about firewood --
when to buy it, the difference between a cord and a face cord & most everything
a self-respecting New Englander ought to know about firewood.
Click here to
read Firewood Tips. ~M.

Readers Write

Dear Heart,

I just wanted to share with readers that I recently returned from an Outward
Bound Wilderness Women-Only Sailing Course out of their base in Wheelers
Bay, Maine.  Six women with the two best instructors anyone could ask/pray
for:  Wendy Jordan & Leisha Witham.  We sailed to Little Cranberry & back on
OB's new fiberglass Hurricane 30.  What an extraordinary experience of
teamwork, encouragement & growth.  As a service project, we painted the
lighthouse on Curtis Island and met two of the loveliest folks, the Conovers,
who have been caretakers for over 20 years. What a blessing!  I encourage your
readers to look into attending an Outward Bound course either for themselves
or a family member.  They have many programs to choose from...it will be one
of the most thrilling times of their life! (
Catherine)

Dear Heart,

I was looking through your website to see what you had listed for fall foliage
festivals in New Hampshire and Vermont.  After much looking I finally found
the fall foliage festival in the Northeast Kingdom.  Personally, I wish it had
been easier to find.  We have attended that festival many times and it was a
highlight of our fall when we lived in New England.  I also looked for the
Warner, NH Fall Foliage Festival, but didn't find it.  I found in by searching on
the web.  We have attended that fall foliage festivals several times in the past,
and it was also lots of fun.  Also did some hiking on Mt. Kearsarge.  Might I
suggest that you include these two events next year in your list of Northern
New England Events?  They both take place this week/weekend, so it's a bit
late to put them in your e-newsletter now. I enjoy your weekly e-newsletter.  
(
Millie W.)

Editor's Note: Will do!   ~ M.

Thanks for your letters, folks!  Keep 'em coming :)  Send your "Dear Heart"
comments and questions to  
editor@theheartofnewengland.com ~ Marcia







This Week's Stories:

Travel: New Hampshire's Grand Hotels
Many states would be honored to have just one grand hotel. New Hampshire
offers visitors our remarkable grand hotels, each with a role in history all its
own.
Read on...

Recipe: Salt-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
By Charlie Burke
This recipe These potatoes are a great example of elemental cooking – choosing
great fresh vegetables and preparing them with minimal complementary
ingredients.  
Read on...

Calendar Pick of the Week: Leaf Peeping!

Ready for leaf peeping in Northern New England?
The leaves are ready for
you! We're now at the peak
of the season in many areas (although leaf color has
been late in many regions compared to other years).
Here's the
latest foliage reports from Maine,
New Hampshire & Vermont:

Maine - Click here for Maine's foliage update
New Hampshire: Click here for New Hampshire's foliage update
Vermont: Click here for Vermont's foliage update

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

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