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"Christmas is What You Make It." ~M.

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Issue #185
December 11, 2007
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In this issue...

Christmas is What You Make It

Shopping in Maine - From the
Traditional to Eclectic

Swordfish with Tuscan Beans
Spicy Gingerbread Cookies

Our Calendar
Pick of the Week:
Not-so-Traditional Yankee Swap

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This Week's Stories:

Travel: Shopping in Maine -- From the Traditional to the Eclectic
Some might think that because of Maine’s vast green forests and undeveloped
terrain that there aren’t places to shop. They would be wrong.  
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Recipe: Swordfish Broiled with Tuscan Beans
by Charlie Burke
Give this easy bean preparation a try. Its versatility makes it appropriate for many
occasions, and, if you stock up on this year’s crop of locally grown dried beans,
you’ll have not only an easy preparation but also the great flavor that makes them
such an important part of Tuscan cuisine.
Read on...

Recipe: Spicy Gingerbread Cookies
Try these traditional cookie-cutter treats for Christmas!  Read on...

Calendar Pick of the Week:

A Not-so-Traditional Yankee Swap
Jackson, New Hampshire
December 14, 2007, 7 p.m.

Participate in a traditional New England Christmas & Holiday activity - a Yankee
Swap on December 14, 7pm at the Red Fox Bar & Grille in Jackson! This will be a
fun-filled family event. Santa will be on hand to visit with the kids and oversee the
entire event so parents will have to behave. Here is how the "Not So Typical"
Yankee Swap will work: participants will purchase a ticket for $6 each or 4 for $20
then tickets are entered into a drawing. Twenty winners of the drawing will
advance to the actual Yankee Swap. The Yankee Swap will start at approximately
7:00 pm. Each winner is guaranteed to walk away with a gift valued at $100 or
more. The grand prize winner will walk away with a prize valued at $1,000 or
more. This event is sponsored by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. For more
information, visit Jackson or call 603-383-9356.

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