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While the summer solstice actually happens on
June 21, 2009 at precisely 1:45 p.m. mark your calendars
for the weekend after on Saturday, June 27 at around
5:00 p.m. for the annual
Summer Solstice Celebration
at Maple Hill Gardens (Beaver Brook) on 117 Ridge Road
in Hollis, New Hampshire. It’s a free event, and very
family-friendly. There will be live music by
CAHILL
(Boston-based musicians, Bob Antonelli and
Scott O'Brien compose and play acoustic rock music)
beautiful summer gardens and a Taste of Summer
Dessert Buffet.  You can tour the twelve “theme”
gardens of the farm. You can also bring your favorite dessert to compete in the
potluck “Taste of Summer” dessert buffet and contest. If your rhubarb patch is
flourishing right now you might want to pick some stalks and contribute to the
“best rhubarb dessert recipe” category (new this year). You all get to vote for a
favorite dessert and prizes will be given out.  This will be just plain good old
fashioned country fun!  If there’s rain in the forecast, don’t worry – there’s a big
barn big enough for all – to eat and dance.

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Whitewater rafting your thing?  If you're visiting Vermont this summer and
looking for an exciting location for white water rafting, check out
Deerfield River.

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The Inn at Ocean’s Edge shares a tasty recipe that screams "spring."  It would be a
great Father’s Day dish—hearty but springy!  
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with
Spring Pea and Mushroom "Gratin”

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