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"Life is a festival only to the wise."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Notes from the Heart...Winter Festivals!

For the next few weeks I'll be bringing you a look at the winter festivals
throughout Northern New England.  This week: Mark your calendars for Feb 18-
26, 2011 and travel up to
Katahdin, Maine's Winterfest 2011.  Snowmobile
parade, fireworks, baked bean supper and more! ♥

This Week's Stories:

Feature: Maine's Family-Friendly Brew Pubs
Brewpubs have popped up all over Maine in recent years, and I was once naïve
enough to think children weren’t allowed in bars, but now I know that there are
many brewpubs that are family friendly. Let me take you to three of my favorite.

Garden: Plants of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice, which occurs on or around Dec. 21,
is the first day of winter. It's also the shortest day
and the longest night of the year. While most of us barely
acknowledge its passing, to earlier cultures this was
a day of both trepidation and celebration.

Recipe: Finnish Coffee Bread
This moist and flavorful bread has been served in our home on Christmas
morning for many years, and our grown sons consider “Christmas bread” one of
our important family traditions.

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Marcia Passos Duffy
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Notes from the Heart:
Winterfest 2011

Family-Friendly Brew
Pubs of Maine

Winter Solstice Plants

Christmas Finnish
Coffee Bread

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