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Greetings from
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of New England!

Notes from the Heart:
Snow Sculpting Festival

Captain Lindsey House:
An Inn for All Seasons

Shopping for
Plants and Seeds

Steamed Carrot  & Potato

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Notes from the Heart...

January 29-31, 2010
New Hampshire Snow Sculpting
Jackson, New Hampshire

If you're worried about all this January thaw going
on (and downright balmy weather) -- don't worry -- the annual NH Snow Sculpting
Competition is still on!  (Thanks to some snow making courtesy of Black
Mountain)  Sculptors will begin sculpting on Friday January 29th continuing
through Sunday January 31st until Noon.

Visitors will have a great opportunity to meet all the teams at the Welcome
Reception being held at the Red Fox Bar & Grille starting at 5:30 PM (priced
accordingly). Visitors and Artist can share ideas and snow stories as well as warm
up by the fire, enjoy some great food and cheer. 10 or more teams are expected
including past winners. Bring your cameras the sculptures are always impressive.
For more info:
Snow Sculpting in Jackson, NH.  ~ Marcia

This Week's Stories:

Feature: The Captain Lindsey House, Rockland, Maine
The Captain Lindsey House is very special. Built in 1832 by
Captain George Lindsey, the present inn has been lovingly
restored by the current owners, Ken and Ellen Barnes. You
are on a first name basis with Ken and Ellen, the minute Ellen
meets your Cape Air flights in Rockland. They have spared
no expense or detail to make their inn the most welcoming
we have ever experienced.

Garden: Shopping for Plants & Seeds
One of my favorite means of getting through a long winter is to start this coming
year's gardening by looking through catalogs, books, and shopping online.  
Several considerations when shopping early for plants and seeds will make the
process fun and less overwhelming.  You'll end up with more garden successes
this season, and fewer disappointments.

Recipe: Steamed Carrot & Potato Pudding
This old fashioned steamed pudding hails from the Boothbay Harbor region of
Maine.  It's spicy, sweet and moist...  

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