Calendar Pick of the Week:

Cabot Apple Pie Festival
Cabot, Vermont
October 18, 2008

If you like apple pie, you'll love this festival.  Always
held the Saturday after Columbus Day weekend, this
event features pie contests, sales, exhibits, free apple
cider, crafts fair, light lunch, entertainment and more.
For more info visit
Cabot Apple Pie Festival

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Book Review: Integrated
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Feature: Book Review - Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature's Lead
Ever wonder where the extra money folks in New Hampshire pay for the moose
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.  This book, a collaboration among four New Hampshire women,
promises “a new way of thinking about shaping home grounds and public spaces
in the Northeast.”  And it delivers.  

Recipe: Spiced Molasses Cookies
We found some great molasses cookies many years ago in a bakery and have
never been able to duplicate their chewy texture and complex flavor -- until now.

From our Archives: Cemeteries of the Upper Valley of NH & VT
I grew up near a cemetery and my family thought nothing of packing a picnic
lunch, finding a sunny spot, and leaning up against a Mr. or Mrs. Somebody
who had long departed the world we knew.  They're quiet, the dead, and they
don't mind sharing their final patches of earth.

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