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February 7, 2009
Keene's Annual Snow and Ice Festival
Keene, New Hampshire

Local and professional ice carvers compete in this festival.
Carvers demonstrate their talents up and down Main Street
in Downtown. This event will also feature snowshoe races,
snowboard demonstrations, snow sculpting
competitions and more. Visit:
Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce or call (603) 352-1303 for details

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Feature: Ice Fishing in Maine
In Maine, ice fishing is a standard winter activity. Every winter, you'll find
dedicated fishermen (and women) hauling their equipment out on the ice of lakes
and ponds, drilling holes in the ice, and setting up for the duration, hoping to
catch fresh fish.

Recipe: Baked Mac & Cheese
Whenever we ask our friend, Tobey, what he would like for dinner, his invariable
answer is “mac and cheese.” I think “calories and fat” and move on to an

From our Archives: Tracing African-American History in New Hampshire
There's the myth that African Americans “just appeared” in the New Hampshire
Seacoast region in recent decades. Not even close. The year 1645 is the earliest in
which this researcher has found evidence of their lives -- so far.

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