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"Short visits make long friends." ~ New England proverb

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Notes from the Heart...

Families in many European countries don't think twice about bringing their kids
to pubs.  After all, pubs are not just about drinking -- but about socializing.
Maine writer, Libby Miner, has discovered Maine brew pubs -- laid-back, family
friendly environments to take your kids for a good meal.  Click here for story:
Maine's Family-Friendly Brew Pubs.  ~M.

Readers Write...

Dear Heart,
I loved the article entitled "Black Friday" by Susan Nye.  It brought back so
many wonderful memories...shopping at Woolworth's with only a small amount
of "chores" money in my pocket...the joy of getting "just the right gift" for my
mom and dad or sisters/brother...we didn't have much but Christmas was
always special.  Thanksgiving was also special as we got together with our dad's
sister (our aunt) and her family.  I still make Aunt Clara's hot fudge recipe -- the
best recipe ever! One year my husband and I attended the Harvest Dinner in
Bradford, Vermont and while we waited for our seating, we shopping the many
small stores along the main street.  We completed most of our Christmas
shopping that day, not spending too much money, and feeling great satisfaction
in our purchases.  It is now a special memory. Happy Christmas wishes to you
(An "absent" Vermonter cherishing her memories there)

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

This Week's Stories:

Book Review: Saturday Beans & Sunday Suppers
Many of us know Edie Clark through Yankee Magazine, a periodical that has
endured many changes over the years (some of which we approve, some we
don’t)...Her new book,
Saturday Beans and Sunday Suppers, is -- let me be the first
to say so -- a triumph of the culinary spirit.
Read on...

Recipe: Easy & Elegant Holiday Appetizers
by Charlie Burke
With attention centered on preparation for the big meal, cooks have little time
for preparation of complicated appetizers. With this in mind, I thought we’d
offer several ideas which are simple to prepare or can be done ahead. Also, they
are light and flavorful so guests will be ready for dinner.  
Read on...

Calendar Pick of the Week:

Santa Claus Rides The Cog
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Every Weekend Until Christmas

Santa Claus may be a busy man in the weeks before his
big night, but every weekend between Thanksgiving and
Christmas, he takes time out from toy making at the North
Pole to ride The Cog Railway's Santa Train. Now in its
fourth season, the popular snow train is a magical ride
for children in the holiday season, taking them partway
up the snowy slopes of Mount Washington to an
elevation of about 4,100 feet for a memorable visit
with the Jolly Old Elf.

The destination is Kroflite Kamp, halfway to the 6,288-foot summit of the
highest mountain in the Northeast. At this point, youngsters can depart the train
and have their photos taken with Santa Claus and the panorama of Bretton
Woods and the White Mountains spread out behind them.

The roundtrip in the heated railcar takes about an hour. During the ride,
children can take turns visiting with Santa, who sits at the front of the rail car
next to the brakeman, and detail their Christmas wish lists. The Santa Train runs
twice daily, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., each Saturday and Sunday between
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tickets are $31 for adults and $26 for children;
youngsters age 3 and under ride free on an adult's lap.

Reservations are recommended and tickets can be booked online at

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Issue #183
November 25, 2007
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Maine's Family Friendly
Brew Pubs

Book Review:
Saturday Beans &
Sunday Suppers

Easy & Elegant Holiday

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Pick of the Week:
Santa Claus Trains

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