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Issue #188
December 30, 2007
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In this issue...

Top 10 Articles of 2007

Top 10 Recipes of 2007

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New Hampshire!

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Top 10 Most Visited Articles of 2007

#10: Choosing Native Plants for Your New England Landscape
#9:   Grow Your Own Christmas Tree
#8:   How to Make Ice Luminaries
#7:   Ice Harvesting
#6:   Heirloom Apples
#5:   Black Flies
#4:   Maine's Pick-Your-Own Blueberries
#3:   Mountain Lions
#2:   New England Accents
#1 most-visited story on the site this year: Corn Mazes.

Top 10 Most-Visited Recipes Pages for 2007

#10: Crab Cakes, Done Right
#9 :  Easy Holiday Appetizers
#9:   Fiddlehead Fern Sauté
#8.   Scallops & Bacon
#7:   Simple Bread
#6:   Christmas Breakfasts
#5:   Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce
#4:   New England Boiled dinner
#3:   Barbecue Spare Ribs
#2:   Cranberry Beans
#1 most visited recipe page: Leg of Lamb, Two Ways.

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Calendar Picks of the Week:

2008 Winter Festival/Carnival Season in New Hampshire

Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH started it all in 1910
with ice sculptures and a giant bonfire. In 1940, Dartmouth
student Ted Geissel (aka “Dr. Seuss”) created one of his
distinctive characters to illustrate the Winter Carnival
program.

Now Dartmouth's Winter Carnival scheduled for
February 7-10, 2008
(
dartmouth.edu) features snow sculptures, a polar bear swim and other collegiate
winter fun. Continuing the tradition, there are Winter Carnivals in Franconia,
Mount Washington Valley, Laconia, Keene and Somersworth that provide fun for
the whole family and balance wintry weather with bonfires to keep fairgoers warm.

And there's more carnivals throughout the state:

New Hampshire Snow Sculpting Competition
Jackson, NH
January 25, 26 and 27, 2008.
This event is sanctioned by the Association International de Sculpture sure Neige
et Glace and WinterFun, Inc. which is the only sanctioning organization for state,
national and international snow sculpting competitions in the United States. The
three day Winter Fest event will bring breathtaking snow sculptures to the Jackson
Town Park in the center of Jackson Village, a location with lots of visibility, free
parking and close proximity to lodging and restaurants. Three-member teams
made up of amateurs and professionals will begin sculpting columns of snow ten
feet high and four feet in diameter. For more info:
Snow Sculpting Competition.

Winterfest
Somersworth, NH
February 1-3, 2008
The free, family-oriented weekend of indoor and outdoor winter activities includes
games, adult and kids dance, skating and a giant bonfire. Contact the Greater
Somersworth Chamber of Commerce, for more info:
somersworthchamber.com

Independence Day Weekend at Loon Mountain
Lincoln, NH
January 19-21, 2008
Celebrating Loon's independence from Mother Nature with special events,
including Snowcat rides, a torchlight parade, and a massive fireworks show. Also,
a ten-foot-tall Uncle Sam character skis with the kids. Contact:
loonmtn.com.

Squam Lakes WinterFest
February 16th, 2008
( "Rain" Date February 23rd, 2008 )
Free for the general public. Activities include: Ice Skating - oval and hockey rinks
on Squam Lake, Winter Golf, Nordic Skate Demos, Cross Country Skiing,,
Snowshoe Demos, Ice Fishing Demonstration, Dog Sledding Demo, Free Hot
Chocolate!! Chili Competition - buy a mug for $5 and vote for your favorite Chili
For more info visit:
Squam Lakes 2008 WinterFest

Winter Carnival & Ice Harvesting Festival
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Tamworth, NH
February 3, 2007, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Come see us make ice cubes the old-fashioned way...we harvest them! Try your
hand at cutting blocks of ice from our pond using the same techniques and tools as
our New England ancestors. The Yankee Teamsters 4-H Working Steers Club assist
us in loading the freshly cut blocks into our ice house. Chinook Dog Club of
America give dog sled rides to children during this exciting event, weather
permitting. A snowball throwing contest and the snowshoe obstacle course are all
part of a day filled with winter fun on the farm.  For more info visit:
Remick Museum's Winter Carnival.

Annual Ice and Snow Fest
Keene, NH
February 2, 2008
Downtown Keene becomes a winter wonderland of frosty fun and festivities,
including professional and amateur ice carving, a one-mile “go-at-your-own-pace”
snowshoe race open to people of all ages (snowshoes will be available for use),
snow sculpting, sidewalk vendors and much more. Contact:
keenechamber.com.

Next week: We'll feature Maine's Winter Carnivals!

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