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March 3, 2008
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Keeping Your Hands & Feet
Warm During Winter Sports

Lamb with Maple Dijon Sauce

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March Reflections
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Feature: Keep Your Extremities Warm...It's Still Winter!
By Sherry Ballou Hanson (Maine)
Getting cold in winter is serious. Frostbite comes easily, especially to fingers,
toes and ears.  Here are tips on how to stay warm, even if spring is just three
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Recipe: Roast Rack of Lamb with Maple Dijon Sauce
By Gerald Bonsey, Executive Chef, York Harbor Inn (Maine)
Maple sugaring is right around the corner. Celebrate by making this delicious
lamb dish.

From our Archives: March Reflections
By Stephen Altschuler (New Hampshire)
With the coming of March, my mind languished either in the future, dreaming of
blossoming leaves and shoots of peas and wild trillium on the woodland floor,
or in the past, licking my wounds of the winter and marveling that I made it
through in pretty good shape...

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Calendar Pick of the Week:

Purity Spring Sled Dog Race Classic
March 8 & 9, 2008
East Madison, New Hampshire

The public is invited to attend and
cheer on their favorite teams as they
compete in seven different races, ranging from 4 to 12 miles, including both adult
and junior divisions. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to view the race
from various vantage points, ranging from easy access points near King Pine, to
scenic areas around Purity Lake that can only be reached by cross-country skis or
snowshoes. Maps will be available during the event showing the various
viewing locations. These maps will also be available to download online at

Purity Spring's groomed Nordic ski trail system will set the race course for the
dogs and mushers, who will start and finish near Purity Lake, across from the
King Pine Ski Area. Classes held at Purity will be Ski-jor, 4-dog, 6-dog, 8-dog and
a 12-mile "Open" division. Most of the races will be held around Purity Lake
however, the 8-dog class and the "Open" class will go as far as Purity's Danforth
Bay Camping & RV Resort in Freedom, NH.

The 2-day event will run between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. each day depending on the
amount of teams registered. Food and souvenirs will be available near the
start/finish line across from King Pine Ski Area. Admission to the event is free;
although those wishing to view the races from along Purity's trail system will
need a $5 trail pass. Cross-country and snowshoe rentals will be available at
King Pine. For more information, visit or

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