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How Far Can You Skate?  

Forget skating around in boring circles
in an indoor rink.  This January 9th
(Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you
can lace up your skates and explore
the longest ice skating trail in the
country on Lake Morey.  For
the admission fee ($25/$20 for adults,
and $10/$15 for kids -- price depends
on if you are a member of the Upper
Valley Trails Alliance) attendees
get free skate rentals (while supplies last), lunch, skating instruction and warm
drinks.  The skate-a-thon is to benefit the Upper Valley Trails Alliance. Questions?
john.taylor@uvtrails.org or 802-649-9075.  You can also register online at
Upper Valley Trails and learn more about the Trails Alliance’s many programs
and events. The Upper Valley Trails Alliance advocates for the use, maintenance
and development of trails in the region.    ~ Marcia

This Week's Stories:

Travel: Ice Harvesting Alive & Well
Today we mostly think of snow and ice as fun for skiing,
skating, sledding and other winter sports. However, in the
not too distant past, ice was considered the first important
agricultural product of the year being harvested in January
and February.

Garden: Learn to Speak "Garden Language"
Whether you're reading catalogs or books, visiting garden sites online, or talking
with other gardeners and garden store personnel, you may run across some plant
terms.  Many of these pop up (with definitions) periodically in these articles, but I
thought it might be useful to gather together a few important terms to make sure
you'll be ready to "talk" and to understand gardening this season.

Recipe: Christmas Breakfasts
Have you given any thought to what your family will eat Christmas morning?
If you’re like most people, a Christmas breakfast plan may never make it to your
“to do” list – especially if you’re cooking for a houseful of people for an early
afternoon feast.

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Notes from the Heart:
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