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Cranberry Cove Gazette

VOL. 6

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Cranberry Cove, April 2013 Late Edition

Today, Plentiful sunshine, high 67F, low 38F. Tonight, Mostly clear, low 38F. Tomorrow, mainly sunny sky, high 69F.

“In the know around the Cove!”

A Culinary Union! Two of the Cove’s prime eateries merge in matrimony

by Holly Fairweather

On Saturday April 27th, one of Cranberry Cove’s top chefs, Amara DeBaunter, and owner of Cranberry Cove’s fine winery, Croix Hollowstone, tied the knot in a most unique ceremony. Held out in the lush greenry of the Captain Zachary Alexander Bed & Breakfast, the couple partook of various foods and beverages meant to symbolize different aspects of the union. As longtime friend and fellow chef Josette TwoRavens explained near the end of the ceremony, “All these things are vital to sustain life, to grow, to flourish and to nourish the generations to come. May you remember these gifts as being a part of the earth that offer you insights to life and to the journey of marriage. In that their vows were included in the gathering and preparation of the gifts they shared today, there are not other words to offer. They have created a bond together with which to move forward...” Mrs. TwoRavens was the officiant for the ceremony. The couple shared gifts of bread, water, wine, kola nuts, and...get this - Cayenne paste thinned with vinegar. There was an amusing moment when ceremonial assistant, Ezra DeBaunter, dipped the bread all over the hot paste. The couple, as due of tradition, had no choice but to ingest the “lava bread,” and there were a few choice words from the couple regarding the heat on those bad boys! Many were in attendance for the wedding, including yours truly, business owners from around and outside the Cove, members of the Town Council, members of the Nepaug Nation, and even the Mayor. The seating was mixed, so there’s no telling who was invited by which member of the couple, but what is known is that Cranberry Cove will likely see a greater merger of dishes from both the finest restaurant in town and the historic winery. Congratulations! Page 1


Cranberry Cove Gazette Spring Cleaning in the Cove!

by Holly Fairweather So the snow’s long gone and you are relearning how to dress for those days when the weather doesn’t know if it wants to be hot, cold, or a mix of every weather pattern known to Earth. Folks are taking Mother Nature’s fussiness in stride, and cleaning up around the Greater Cranberry Cove area. New seeds are being planted at local farms after a rich harvest last year, and the fishing season is underway. Yet what about the home front? What about those piles of clutter in your kitchens, cupboards, and storage rooms? We asked around the Cove and now have some tips to make that a little bit easier!

Organizing Closets

Organizing your closet is the first step to organizing the rest of your home. Get rid of unused clothes and accessories, and organize the rest by how you get dressed in the morning and by color. Your closet will look appealing, and your everyday routine will be easier.

Cleaning Painted Walls

To clean your painted walls, many locals suggested starting with a clean cloth or sponge and water. If that doesn’t work, dip the rag or sponge into water mixed with a little dishwashing liquid, the milder the better. If the stain persists, apply a few drops of soap directly onto the wet sponge or cloth you’re using. For more stubborn cases, you could apply a little soap right onto the stain. If you need to resort to a stronger product like Fantastik or Formula 409, realize they have strong solvents in them and can soften the paint surface. Make sure that whatever you do to get rid of the stain, you rinse the wall afterward with plain water.

Creating a Different Mood

For easy makeovers, try a change of fabric! You can make a fast, easy change with bedding, towels, and table linens to create a different mood. Switch things out seasonally, or for a special event, or whenever you want to play with a certain color or pattern. I’m willing to bet the new Birds of a Feather trading post will have some great textiles just waiting to spruce up that extra room.

Clean those Countertops!

Getting rid of stains on granite can be tricky, but the key, according to chef Amara DeBaunter, is to wipe up stains ASAP. Also have your countertop sealed a few times as soon as it’s installed. You’ll know it’s sealed properly when water beads and forms droplets on the surface. Then have it sealed again a year later. You can poultice away rust, and you remove soap scum or mildew with a solution of 1/2 cup ammonia in a gallon of water. For most coffee or juice stains, you can use a little hydrogen peroxide in water, plus a few drops of ammonia. For everyday wear-and-tear, buff away small scratches with superfine dry steel wool, called “grade 0000.”

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Cranberry Cove Gazette Spring Cleaning in the Cove! (cont.)

by Holly Fairweather

Reorganize Bookshelves

Straight from the mouth of the Reading Duck’s head librarian, this one seems like a no brainer. Sort books by size and subject. Remove and discard any ripped dust jackets (unless you think they might have value). Line books, some vertically, some horizontally, in a rhythmic pattern. This will relieve the monotony of rows.

Caring for Wood Floors

This one is a biggie. We all know wood doesn’t last long up here, but how we LOVE those hardwood floors! The keys to keeping your wood floors looking new are to avoid oversanding, use trivets or saucers under plants to avoid water damage, use furniture protectors to avoid scratches, and damp-mop once a week with a mild soap like Murphy Oil Soap.

Polishing Silver

You might be thinking, “Polish silver? We only use that stuff on Thanksgiving!” Well according the local blacksmith as well as the owner of the Cranberry Cover Armory says to use a toothbrush and Hagerty Silver Foam on your silver because it’s not too abrasive and it’s water-soluble. For really bad black tarnish, Simichrome Polish is great. He also says to never put your silver in the dishwasher and store it in anti-tarnish cloth bags when you’re not using it.

Cleaning Done Right

A local maid suggests you make the most out of the time you set aside clean. “Clean your house. And I mean really clean it,” she says. “Polish silver, wash windows, wipe down the lightbulbs in your lamps, wipe down the walls. Everything will gleam and glisten. The effect will be cathartic and make you feel like you have accomplished something.” Hopefully these tips will leave you all with gleaming houses, fresh and ready to enjoy in the warmer months. There’s a lot of outdoor fun to be had, and no one wants to be stuck inside cleaning when those days come around.

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Cranberry Cove Gazette NEPAUG NEWS

By Joel Passamaquoddy

The Heritage Steakhouse The Nepaug Nation by agreement of the Tribal Council has recently invested in the renovation of a large public building located on the main docks of Cranberry Isle. This renovation project will be a community run project called The Heritage Steakhouse. Watch for opening dates and time! This venture of the Nepaug also involves activities such as after school jobs for Tribal High school students, mentoring and education in business practices and policies. Liaisons within the Tribal offices will work with area merchants, farmers and fishermen to keep the economy flowing locally.

FRESH SMELTS FOR SALE Smelts are for sale on Bear Isle at $2.00 a pound. You can use them for bait or a meal as they actually make for good eating. You can roll them in flour and fry or, if you like, even bake them with lemon and herbs. Fresh fish - Come and order yours before they are all gone!

The Old Sow Whirlpool Strikes Again The U.S. Coast Guard with the help of a Passamaquoddy fisherman, rescued a Canadian recreational diver recently who drifted from his partner and ended up in the Old Sow. The Old Sow is the Western Hemisphere largest whirlpool. When conditions are right, it can open a hole in the sea 40 feet deep in a swirling area hundreds of area wide. David Stearns, 37, of St. Stephens, New Brunswick was “recreationally diving� with a partner. He luckily was wearing an all-weather diving suit and orange streamer. He was quickly located and pulled aboard the Passamaquoddy vessel. Stearns was taken to Deer Island, where he refused medical treatment. The Old Sow is caused by fierce seawater currents running through Passamaquoddy Bay. The whirlpool is created when regular flood tide, which can rise to 22 feet high and flows northerly up the bay, and a similar tide that flows from the east, between Deer Island and Indian Island, rush into the confined Western Passage of Passamaquoddy Bay at right angles. Local legend has it that the Old Sow has been blamed for at least a dozen deaths along with dozens of sunken or wrecked vessels in the past years.

SHRIMP SEASON

Was a sad season for shrimp in the Gulf of Maine as it officially closed yesterday at 11:59 pm but many of us had long stopped fishing weeks ago due to lack of shrimp. 2013 will go down in history as the smallest catch since 1978. Page 6 4


Cranberry Cove Gazette NEPAUG NEWS

New Businesses on the Blue Horizon by Holly Fairweather The Nepaug Nation has always be entwined within the history of Cranberry Cove, but many of their endeavours were limited to the lands of Bear Island where the reservation resides. Recently however, the Gazette has learned the nation is taking proactive steps to set up new thriving businesses on the Greater Cranberry Cove mainland. The Heritage Steakhouse, which is situated right on the Cranberry Cove docks just behind the Maritime Museum, will feature plenty of wild game and fine traditional cuisine. Another Nepaug Nation business coming to the docks is the Birds of a Feather Trading Post. The proprietor, Lily Laughing Heart, says the ideal location on the waterfront will be a great way to introduce newcomers, tourists, and residents alike to the finer craftsmanship of the Nepuag Nation. While they will be selling materials for assorted traditional projects and more modern endeavors, the goal is and remains to improve and better sustain the community. The new businesses will provide jobs and training for tribal youth, as well as valuable income for the nation. While fishing and agriculture remain the Nepaug nation’s main economical staples, many within and outside the community embrace the actions made to step up and be more active in the cove’s economy.

SPRING INTO THE GREEN!

By Joel Passamaquoddy

This is the time to harvest those young plants of spring before they mature. Recipe can be found in the Cuisine Section (pg 8) Fiddleheads : Pick the fiddle head fern in the spring when they are young, up to 6 inches in height and unopened wash these and then drain. Cattails: Pick cattails early in the spring also and peel first layer to get to the tender shoots. The roots are good to use as well. Be sure to wash wild foods. You will get soaked on your search so wear boots !

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Cranberry Cove Gazette Cravings ‘n Savings!

Granny Sweet Pea’s Fried Chicken Submitted by Sheba Winegardener

If you want a fried chicken recipe that tastes like it came out of a Southern grandmother’s kitchen, follow these easy stepby-step directions. Take note that the chicken needs to marinate in the buttermilk mixture for 12 to 24 hours before cooking to ensure succulent tenderness. This fried chicken recipe is a keeper! Makes 4-6 pieces of chicken Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus overnight to marinate Cook Time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients:

•1 whole cut-up chicken •2 to 3 cups buttermilk •1 tablespoon kosher salt •2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

•1 tablespoon chile powder •1 tablespoon sweet paprika •2 cups milk, as needed •all-purpose flour, as needed •canola oil, as needed

Preparation: For easy cleanup, cover the cutting board with a piece of wax paper. Lay the eight chicken pieces on the wax paper. To even out the cooking time for the different chicken pieces, use a sharp chef’s knife to cut each chicken breast into halves. There should now be 10 evenly-sized pieces of chicken. In a shallow, rectangular pan, add 2 cups buttermilk, salt, pepper, chile powder and paprika. Mix with a fork to combine spices with buttermilk. Add chicken pieces into buttermilk. Make sure most of the chicken is covered with buttermilk, adding more if needed. Cover with Saran wrap, and place marinating chicken in refrigerator. Marinate for 12 to 24 hours. The longer the chicken marinates, the juicier it will be. After 12 to 24 hours set up the station to bread the chicken. In a large bowl, add milk. In a shallow, rectangular pan, add flour. Take the marinated chicken from the refrigerator, and remove each piece from the buttermilk. Discard buttermilk. Dip the chicken into the milk, shaking off excess milk. Then, dip that same piece of chicken into the flour mixture, making sure to shake off excess flour. Let the floured chicken sit in the flour pan until ready to place in the heated pan. In a cast-iron medium pan (or heavy-duty skillet), fill halfway with canola oil. Warm the oil over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the oil temperature is 335°. One good way to determine if the oil is ready without a thermometer is to sprinkle a bit of flour into the hot oil. When the flour sizzles upon hitting the hot oil, the oil is ready. Add the battered chicken to the oil. Work in batches to prevent overcrowding—cooking 4 to 5 pieces of chicken at a time is optimal. Cook the chicken 8 to 10 minutes until the bottom side of chicken is golden. When one side is golden after the 8 to 10 minutes, turn the chicken piece over and keep cooking 8 to 10 minutes more. Remove chicken pieces to a paper-towel lined plate. If desired, check doneness with a meat thermometer. The dark meat should register 180° on a meat thermometer and white pieces should be 170°. Sprinkle with salt, let cool 5 to 10 minutes, and serve. Fried chicken can be devoured warm, cold, or at room temperature.

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Cranberry Cove Gazette Cravings ‘n Savings!

Cherokee Grape Dumplings Submitted by Robert Leonard Jr.

A sweet traditional treat that’s easy to make with fresh or store bought ingredients! And guilt-free to boot!

Ingredients:

• 1 cup flour • 1 ½ tsp baking powder • 2 tsp sugar • ¼ tsp salt • 1 tbsp shortening • ½ cup grape juice

Preparation: Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and shortening. Add juice and mix into stiff dough. Roll dough very thin on floured board and cut into strips ½ inch wide (or roll dough in hands and break off pea-sized bits). Drop into boiling grape juice and cook for 10 - 12 minutes

May Specials:

*NEW* Chocolate truffles (pecan, mint, caramel) BUY 1 BAG, GET 1 HALF OFF Get a free 1/2 sheet cake with a purchase of $50 or more Refer us to a friend and get your next order free. (Excluding new items and current promotions)

We love to get reader submissions! Send us your tasty treats via the Gazette Office mailbox!

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NEPAUG WILD GREENS SALAD

Submitted by Joel Passamaquoddy of the Nepaug Nation Make sue of those great wild plants around Cranberry Cove! Believe it or not, they make for healthy and delicious salads! Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

•1 Cup of Cattail Shoots (Young) •1/2Cup Olive Oil •1 Cup of Leeks (be sure they are not unrolled (Open) •Wild Garlic •3 Cups Fiddle Head Ferns •2 Cups of Lettuce •Sunflower Seeds

Gathering Note:

Most ingredients are found in the Spring season around marshy areas in the woods. Be sure to wash wild foods. You will get soaked on your search so wear boots. Some good foraging spots include Aichi Pond and other waterways.

Preparation: Pick the fiddle head fern in the spring when they are young, up to 6 inches in height and unopened. Wash these and then drain. Chop leeks evenly, then add to the fiddle head in a bowl. Cattails, which should also be picked early in the spring, should be peeled first. Remove the top layer to get to the tender shoots. Bundle together with the roots as well, then wash, chop, and drain the cattails. Add to bowl with other ingredients. Wash and cut up the lettuce and add to the others. Add sunflower seeds. Pour in some olive oil, salt, and pepper, along with a little wild garlic (preferred) or regular garlic. Toss to incorporate the oil and seasonings and serve fresh. Can be garnished with small wild berries or other fruit for sweetness. Alternate Recipe - Dried Greens Greens like wild onions and leeks can be washed and then tied together below the heads into bunches. These bunches are then strung to dry on poles behind the wood stove. Once dried out, store for seasoning or soups. Milkweed plants are precooked, drained and then sun dried and then stored.

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Cranberry Cove Gazette Nova Mai’s Night Cap A Musical Treat at the Bed & Breakfast! Hey there chickies! It’s your favorite wild, wild DJ of the night, Nova Mai, and I’ve got some juicy dish to let you in on today! I’ve gotten word that the Cove will soon play host to an award winning artist! That’s right! The Captain Zachary Alexander Bed and Breakfast will be featuring a lovely fellow by the name of Chris Quan! ((Christopher135 Quan)) Producer and Songwriter for nearly 30 years, he is the winner of the 2010 West Coast Songwriters best song of the year and winner of the 2011 West Coast Songwriters best song - Sacramento! He was also nominated Best Of Second Life LIVE Performers 2011! Oh that’s some fine credentials, don’t you agree? Chris reaches down deep in his soul to deliver a soulful performance, kissed with ambient keys .... that which emerges captivates one’s heart...or so I have heard. Enjoy listening to love ballads from the 80’s 90’s and today; original songs that will stir your soul, dreamy piano licks, or sing along with heartfelt worship. Either way, sit back and become captivated! Oh I can’t wait! He will be performing on May 10th from 6-7 at The Captain Alexander Zachary Bed and Breakfast. Be sure to mark this in your calendars, chickies! Marie and Gage Drachios are hosts for the evening, and it should be a performance to remember!

Keep on keepin’ on, chickies!

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Cranberry Cove Gazette ASK Romeo²

Straight Talk for the Cove My in-laws treat my husband and me like children and find fault with every thing we do. We are actually both responsible professionals and doing well in our marriage and finances. Her older son and his wife are constantly broke and looking for handouts. They also are always trying to “one-up” and compete with us. They are snide with us at times.

My husband and I are expecting our second child. We have planned since we have been together, to have 2 children. When we told my mother-in-law the happy news she took me aside and said that if we have another girl we will need to try a few more times so that we can produce a boy to “carry on the family name.” My in-laws are are not as interested in our daughter as I would have expected. Sometimes I think if we had a son, they would be more involved.

The in-laws think the world of them and don’t understand our coolness towards them. How do I deal with this? I have tried to befriend my sister-in-law, but she is consistently nasty. How can I let my mother-in-law know this in a way that doesn’t make it look like I’m trying to put the other woman down and make myself look good? Please help! Woeful Wilma

My husband is now an only child, his brother died tragically 5 years ago. I don’t really know what to say to her. We will love our child, girl or boy. I am not sure I want more than two children. How should I respond to her? Anonomom

Dear Woeful Wilma,

Dear Anonomom,

It appears you got a serious problem on your hands with this in law crap. So, here’s what you do. You put on your best dung eating smile and you invite your in laws over to a good dinner, down to the nines, champagne and all that good stuff. When everything looks good and everybody is having a good time, you go over to your sister in law and you ask her: What did the five fingers say to the face? When she say she doesn’t know, you say: Whapow! and slap her across the face. Then you don’t have to say a word. Your in laws will get the message just fine and that will handle all that.

This is a really simple situation that is easily fixed. Next time your mother in law open her mouth about you and your husband having a son, you tell her to shut the hell up. And since she don’t want to put in time with your daughter, what you do is drop her off at her house every weekend with her over night clothes. That’ll fix that, Romeo²

You take care darling, Romeo²

If you’d like your questions answered by our tell it like it should be advisor, submit your inquires via postcard to the Gazette mailbox just outside our office on Parke Ave. You can also submit them via e-mail or anonymously by phone!

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Cranberry Cove Gazette ASK Romeo²

Straight Talk for the Cove My sisters and I have settled the estate of my mother except for one item. Mom’s cookbooks. In particular one cookbook that Mom used and in which she modified recipes. My Mother was a phenomenal cook and this book is a real bone contention for us all. What should we do? Torn Tia Dear Torn Tia, This is what you do. You find out where that cookbook is at. If it’s at a mutual location you steal it and when your sis asks if you seen it, you act like you don’t know what she’s talking about and then invite her over for dinner.

My cousin, my father’s brother daughter, came to my house last Friday. I do not know her well, and she said she wanted to talk to me. She brought over some papers she found among her own father’s things when he died. These papers prove that I am not my father’s daughter and that he knew this. My father has been dead for ten years, my mother for six; I loved them both dearly. I have been walking around in a daze all weekend. I do not know what to think. No name given Dear Whoever the Hell You Are,

I know I would,

Big freaking deal. You found out that your father isn’t your real father, but he took care of you like you were his own. I don’t see what hell you so torn up about. Get over it, but hey, I would go and slap that broad in the mouth for bringing those papers over. People need to leave the past in the past.

Romeo²

Take care, Romeo²

Now it’s that favorite moment you all been waiting for. Time for Romeo’s pick up line of the month! If you know a woman who’s last name is Constantine and you been trying to get some of her sexy little behind this is what you do, you walk up to her and in a low tone you say: “Miss Constantine, I want to make you scream.” If she asks how you gonna do that, you say: “I’mma push those thighs back and go to town! MmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMM!” Alright you lonely souls out there, I hope that works. Till next time, Peace!

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Cranberry Cove Gazette Classified Ads

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Call or go online!

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Cranberry Cove Gazette Classified Ads

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The Bluefin Tavern will be offering regular specials every other day of the week and on the weekends Mondays – Fresh Soup and Sandwich Day Wednesdays – Lobster Lunch and Dinner specials for two Fridays – Family Night. Meals for kids are free while meals for adults are two for one Saturdays – Shellfish dishes are half off with a a drink Sundays – Brunch Specials! Enjoy Breakfast specials done the Bluefin way! Catering services and booking for private functions are available. Need help with planning your next function? Amara’s offering her event coordinator skills. She make sure that everything needed to get your unction on its way to being memorable is set and caters to all your personal touches! Call (207) 374 - 9429 [IM Amara Parmelee] for more information]

A Private Space Just for you! Reserve the Bluefin Tavern for private functions! Private Reservations of the Bluefin Tavern are available and must be made in person and in advance. Fees are to be paid upfront, no refunds sorry.

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Cranberry Cove Gazette Gazette Gifts NEW CONTEST! Birds of a Feather Trading Post opens in May on the docks of Greater Cranberry Isle next door to Josie’s Diner and the soon to arrive Heritage Steakhouse. Local craftsman will be sure to find all the best quality items needed for many traditional and not so traditional projects. The Proprietor, Lily Laughing Heart encourages all to watch for listings of evening classes in such topics as beading, basketry and leather-work. For the month of May, Birds of a Feather will be offering a free basic loomwork beading class to one lucky winner! Apply via postcard to the Gazette Office for your chance at the lucky drawing!

GIVEAWAY PRIZE It’s Jam Season at the DeBaunter Estate Farms, and that means once again that some lucky Gazette readers are going home with a basket full of delicious jams and fruit spreads! This year the flavors are Apple Butter, Raspberry, Blueberry, Wild Berry, and Apricot! Listen in every Wednesday to DJ Nova Mai on the KOVE.FM Morning Show for the trivia question of the day! Call in with the right answer and you win!

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Cranberry Cove Gazette Local Talents

We’ve noticed that the Cove seems to have a few hidden literary and culinary minds. Gathering these short stories, unique recipes, and proses together, we’ve made a local talents section to give some of these fine works a stage. Happy reading and keep those submissions coming.

Nopalitos con Huevos (cactus with eggs) Submitted by Elk TwoRavens

Who knew catcus could taste so good?

Ingredients:

• 1/3 cup nopalitos ( about 1 chopped cactus paddle) • 3 large eggs • 3 large egg whites • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

• Cooking spray • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes ( 6-inch) corn tortillas • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro

Preparation:

1. Cook nopalitos in boiling water 10 min. Drain. 2. Combine eggs and next 4 ingredients (eggs thru pepper). stir well with a whisk. 3. Heat a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add the onion, and saute 2 minutes or until tender. Add the egg mixture, and cook until the bottom begins to set, stirring gently to scramble, Stir in the tomato and nopalitos and cook 1 minute. 4. Warm the tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/2 cup egg mixture onto each tortilla. Sprinkle evenly with minced cilantro and fold in half.

Her Walls

She has built her fortress so tall Around and around, the men clamor all They bring their ladders and grappling They climb up like bees to her honey But all around her towers She has built her fires She torches all who inquires Who inquires for her love She has built her walls out of cobble stone She must protect her sacred zone And all the men come from very very far To give her gold, diamond rings and the stars But she has built her trenches And all the men fall into ditches All around her towers She has built her fires She torches all who inquires Who inquires about her love

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Cranberry Cove Gazette HOROSCOPES

by Claude Vlad van Bruen

Dear Aries, your energy is on the rise this month. This is the time to get back on track with a diet or fitness plan and with work projects, things that may have stalled in the past few months. It’s an excellent time for discovering alternative health methods and applying them. Do Aries some work on your finances by looking 3/21 - 4/19 back, reviewing, and researching. Love is not as straightforward from mid-month. People from the past figure strongly in your life. Transportation issues crop up near the end of May. More activity with siblings or neighbors is likely now.

While May brings a busy schedule and lively agenda, dear Cancer, emotionally you can be quite focused on the past and in need of some quiet time. New friendships are likely to be formed in the month of May, and learning endeavors tend to thrive. Your career requires Cancer more movement and communication in 6/22 - 7/22 the month of May such as spreading the word, lectures or speaking, promotion, and selling your ideas. The 5th can bring romantic revelations or drama in the life of a friend. A friend can open a window of opportunity for you, so pay close attention and stay connected.

May is a month to shine, dear Taurus, but not necessarily to act on a new idea. Research and incubate ideas so that you’ll be ready to go forward with them in July. Romance is moving forward at a quick and stimulating pace. Going after what and who you want comes especially Taurus naturally, particularly on the 13-14. A 4/20 - 5/20 close partner may have an outpouring of emotions around the Full Moon on the 5th. Financial matters take center stage from the 20th. Money matters can be tricky now, as adjustments to spending need to be made.

Watch for distinct opportunities to advance your career interests or improve your social standing in the month of May, dear Leo. Improved organization and a winning attitude towards what you believe you’re worth are at the root of these. Recognition for your talents is Leo forthcoming now. Be vigilant when deal7/23 - 8/22 ing with associates from mid-month, as there can be some hidden resentments or problems brewing. Be a team player. Similar challenges might surface with a current friend. For some of you, a friend from the past can resurface in May or June.

You benefit from lovely Venus moving through your sign until August, dear Gemini. This position accentuates your finer, more attractive qualities for all to appreciate. Nevertheless, you can be undecided in the month of May, gathering your energies and weighing your options. Your emotions Gemini frequently turn your attention to the past 5/21 - 6/21 and unresolved matters, until the last week of May when you’re inspired and motivated to chase your dreams. Deal with any work problems that arise around the 5th with a cool, logical approach. Don’t hide yourself away from the 20th forward, when opportunities to make your mark arise quite suddenly.

May is a strong month for success in promoting, publishing, courses, and schooling, dear Virgo. It can also be good for travel and getaways. Breaking the normal routine can certainly boost your spirits. Career and reputation matters can be tricky from mid-month forward, Virgo especially if you mix business and plea8/23 - 9/22 sure. You may be rethinking your career direction or business connections and partnerships. While delays can be experienced now, your career is expected to take off in coming months. All month, you’re more assertive and independent, and your powers of attraction run very high.

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Cranberry Cove Gazette HOROSCOPES

by Claude Vlad van Bruen

Matters of personal finance can be quite strong in the month of May, dear Libra. A loan, bonus, refund, or mortgage may come through, and a partner, if applicable, might enjoy a pay raise. It’s easier than usual to work out problems through healthy conversation in the Libra month of May. Feedback from others can 9/23 - 10/22 be very helpful. However, love matters can become complicated after the 15th. You may be indecisive or especially concerned about weighing your options. Energy levels are not at their peak in the month of May. Listen to your body’s signals to get extra rest.

While you have a well-deserved reputation for working hard, dear Capricorn, this month you’re more inclined to choose pleasure over work whenever possible. This is a good thing, as it helps to feed your spirit. However, you may need to watch for errors and backtrackCapricorn ing in your work. Your social life tends 12/22 - 1/19 to be quite busy in May 2013. Your romantic life is likely to be animated and pleasurable overall, although you are better off living in the moment rather than making long-term plans if you’re starting a new relationship in the month of May.

Others can make big demands on your time in the month of May, dear Scorpio, but for the most part, your involvement is pleasant and rewarding. Personal plans tend to take the back seat in favor of the agendas of friends, children, or a partner. Your social life is animated Scorpio and relationships are mostly happy in 10/23 - 11/21 May. However, avoid divulging too much information to a co-worker or acquaintance in the first week of the month. Finances are generally strong, but you could experience delays revolving around money owed to you from mid-month forward. Joint money and property matters are in need of review.

Home and family life are in strong focus in the month of may, dear Aquarius. The domestic life is busy, mostly pleasant, and rewarding. It’s a good period for strengthening ties with those closest to you, particularly on the 12-14. The 5th can bring a domestic project to fulfillAquarius ment or completion. While love rela1/20 - 2/18 tionships tend to be pleasurable overall, there can be some backtracking or reticence experienced from mid-month forward as Venus begins retrograde motion. You can also encounter delays with regards to travel or educational plans. Review all of these matters, but enjoy yourself in the process.

May is potentially the strongest month all year for career prospects and recognition, dear Sagittarius. Hard work pays off and others recognize both your efforts and your natural talents. The only caution here is to avoid taking on more than you can handle, as your enthusiasm Sagittarius and optimism can cloud your judgment. 11/22 - 12/21 Avoid making promises that will be difficult to fulfill. Close relationships may become complicated from mid-May 2013 forward, when unresolved issues from the past reappear. Talking through problems is favored now. A more logical and less emotional approach works best.

May is likely to begin on a busy note, and end on a more peaceful one, dear Pisces. You are communicative and sociable, reaching out to others and enjoying the connections you’re making. The last week of May, however, brings a stronger desire to enjoy the peace and Pisces security of family life, and less interest in 2/19 - 3/20 venturing far from home. Your relationship with a significant other is likely to be animated and at times strained. Perhaps you feel that not enough attention is paid to your own needs and plans. However, the 12-14 can bring opportunities to strengthen your bond with others through team work and communication.

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The Cranberry Cove Gazette - April 2013  

Monthly publishing of news and events around the Cranberry Cove regions in Second Life.

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