I had the flu over the holidays! On Christmas Day especially, I had to let go a lot of "shoulds" and "have to's" and just let my body rest.(My poor husband George ate leftovers for dinner!)
I am firmly convinced that our bodies offer us a wealth of information if we would only pay attention. My goal this year is to pay closer attention to what my body is telling me....
Do I hear a little voice saying "Don't even THINK about eating those left over Christmas cookies." Hmmmmmm, this may be harder than I thought!
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THE FREE BRIDGE
Don't forget that starting Jan 5th, the Free Bridge is closed during weekdays. There is a shuttle that operates during the week to take commuters back and forth between Lambertville and New Hope. You can download a Shuttle Brochure off of the home page of www.NewHopePennsylvania.com.
Important Note: The bridge IS open on weekends.
Yep, it's almost here! Winter Festival 2004 , Feb 6-8th! There are some changes this year - make a note of them. On Saturday evening, you can participate in the new Beef & Brew event which takes place at the Riverhorse Brewery. Also at Riverhorse is the annual Chili Cook-off - Sunday the 8th. This year, the Cook-off is selling tickets in advance and only 700 tickets total will be available. If you plan to attend, purchase your tickets ahead of time to make sure you get in! Go to www.winterfestival.net for more information. Don't forget the parade on Saturday morning!
There is another Algonquin Film Festival taking place on the weekend
of Jan 31 - Feb 1.
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January Horoscope - Jani Allan's Heavens Above is delayed this month. Jani's computer went down and then she caught the flu. Let's send her good thoughts for speey healing. We'll post the new horoscope as soon as it is available.
Local Color - Some folks have asked for photos of the area. This month I decided to use Local Color to display a few photos from the holidays.
The Arts - Scott Sutherland is my talented next door neighbor - read about him here in the Arts section. He will be performing at Odette's at the end of this month.
Around Town - As mentioned above, Winter Festival time is upon us. Read about the events taking place on Feb 6-8th!
Recipe of the Month from Drew Giorgi. This month is from Triumph Restaurant and Brewery - Coconut Mussels!
FREE MONTHLY DRAWING!
This month's Free Monthly Drawing is sponsored by NewHopePennsylvania.com and is a $25 gift certificate good anywhere in New Hope or Lambertville.
Last month's winner of 4 Poupee Yolande placemats and matching napkins from French Habits, is Albert Bianchi.
Please note: November's winner never responded so a new winner was selected to win the the gift certificate from Hydrangea Home Design in Lambertville. Jennifer Norci is the new winner.
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I wish for each of you an abundant and joy-filled 2004!
Your friendly editor,