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January 31, 2009
New Hampshire Snow Sculpting Competition
Jackson, New Hampshire

This three day sanctioned event brings 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 begin sculpting columns of snow 8' high and 4' in
diameter on Friday morning and complete sculptures in time for judging on
Sunday morning, many working through the nights.
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Mice can be a problem as cold weather starts. If you don’t have a mouser, try and
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Feature: Plants of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice, which occurs on or around Dec. 21, is the first day of winter.
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acknowledge its passing, to earlier cultures this was a day of both trepidation and

Recipe: Linzer Square
This recipe is easy because the almond dough is pliant and forgiving, so it would
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