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the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."  ~
Robert Frost

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Notes from the Heart...

This week's feature story is brought to you with much trepidation because I'm not a
big fan of snowmobiling.  There's nothing that breaks the peace and quiet of a
woodland than a noisy, smelly snowmobile.  I even hear them at night in the winter
-- riding on our street on the way to the bike paths that crisscross our town.  Still,
snowmobiles are a fact of life here and I'm glad that they are being regulated to
become less polluting.  By 2010 they will have even more stringent standards.  
Now, if only they'd come up with a solar powered, quiet snowmobile... ~ M.

Dear Heart...
I just wanted to say thank you for sharing the picture you took with Barack Obama.
I really enjoyed seeing it and reading your "Notes from the Heart" in
Issue #189. It
is so exciting to see our political process alive and well. My husband and I really
love the way New Hampshire folks get up close and personal with the candidates,
asking questions, meeting in homes. It is inspiring...it gives us hope for the future...
it is one of the many reasons why we love New Hampshire!  
(A reader from Florida)
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January 20, 2008
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Greetings from
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This Week:

Tips:
Snowmobiling in New
England - Ride Clean!

Recipe:
Cranberry Sour Cream  
Coffee Cake

From the Archives:
Chinook Dogs: A Native Breed

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Calendar Picks of the Week:

2008 Winter Festival/Carnival Season in Vermont

Jan. 18 - 26
Stowe Winter Carnival Stowe, Vermont
Featuring an ice carving competition, celebrity game show,
snow golf, snow volleyball tournament, races, the famous
Village Night Block Party, and more!

Feb. 9
Burlington Winter Festival  
Waterfront Park & Echo Center, Burlington, VT
Featuring a snow sculpture competition, kids' games,
exhibits, wagon rides, a penguin plunge in Lake
Champlain for Special Olympics, a snow playground,
live entertainment, and more!

Feb 22 - Mar 2
Brattleboro Winter Carnival Brattleboro, Vermont
Featuring music, fireworks, karaoke, ice fishing derby, a queen's pageant, a
pancake breakfast, ice skating show, sleigh rides, $1 movies, a petting zoo, country
western jamboree, and more winter activities for the whole family!

Feb. 22 - 23
Middlebury College Winter Carnival Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
The oldest and largest student-run carnival in the country . Featuring fireworks, an
ice show, ski competitions, and more!

For  more Northern New England events this season visit:
Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events
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This Week's Stories:

Tips: Snowmobiling: Riding Clean
For many of us, the start of winter means that it’s time to start up the snowmobiles
and disappear for the season into the wintry northern New England woods. But
before we take that first ride, let’s consider how to minimize the environmental
impact of all that fun.  

Click here for more Life in New England articles...

Recipe: Cranberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
by Charlie Burke
Consider using our native New England cranberries beyond the holidays. They are
appropriate for savory main course sauces whenever acidity is appropriate, and
they can be substituted for other fruit or even chocolate chips in desert recipes.

Click here for more recipes & food stories...

From our Archives: Chinook Dogs -- A Native Breed
Did you know that a rare and famous dog breed was established right here in
northern New England?  Who are these dogs and why are they famous? They are
called Chinooks after the original Great Chinook, the first of his breed.

Click here for more stories from our archives...
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