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Hello Paul, I wanted to take this oppor- tunity to contact you after reading the latest issue. I’m in Sonoma county ev-

ery other weekend to visit my grandchildren. Yours is one of the first pa-

pers I go to in order to find things to do, AND to look for advertisements from local businesses in order to find places to eat at, shop, etc. I found your page 3 write up

Greetings to Upbeat Times readers from Amsterdam, Netherlands. We spent two weeks in the Netherlands in a small family village shar- ing the Upbeat Times with our people. It brought great joy and happiness to many people. We ended our trip by giving it to our boat master in Amsterdam. Keep up the won- derful writing!

Thank you, Ben and MaryLynn Visser


Paul, this publication you provide is incredible! It's the highlight of each new month for me. I look forward to find- ing the new copy displayed at Shelton's Healthfood store in Healdsburg and relish each page I turn to read. In fact, I give it to my Mom after I read it, and even record an audio version of my favorite jokes, articles, and facts for my father in Hawaii. It's a pleasure to narrate it and send him the audio. But most of all, I like reading it aloud to friend and family. I'm attaching a photo of when I was read- ing the joke-column to three triplet boys as we hung out front of my yurt home.... (wish it were better picture, but it's all I've got!) ~ A Big Fan

on advertising and electronic media very interesting. I don’t always get cell coverage in Sonoma county, but with your newspaper with me I can al- ways look at the ads that I circled and take off from there to the local businesses that I want to take my family to. I feel that your potential

advertisers are missing a key audience by sticking to online adverts only. I look forward to having something in hand, that I can quickly reference at a glance. I do not want to fuss with my cell phone, or google search for local businesses... and that’s if I even have cell coverage in a particular area I’m traveling within Sonoma county and beyond. I’ll close with the this. I love

the Upbeat Times, I only wish it came out more than once a month. I read it cover to cover, even the tiny little quotes and jokes. You and your staff keep up the great work. I love your product !

~Kim Around the World

Hi Paul, Thanks for your long support of publishing positive news for all to enjoy. I love The Up- beat Times. I look forward to reading it every month. I agree very strongly with

what you wrote in “Upbeat Times Around the World in Every Community!” You make a difference every

day by focusing on the posi- tive. Thanks Paul. I wish you all the best.

Sincerely, Amanda Horack

Eat Well & Prosper ...continued from page 4

sheet with parchment, dust with flour and roll out disc to 16-17 inch round. Then trim to a neat 15-16 inch round. Save trimmings. In medium bowl mix sugar, non-fat dry instant milk, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir in egg yolks and pumpkin puree. In sepa- rate bowl whip egg whites un- til stiff and fold in gently to the pumpkin mixture. Mound in the middle of the pastry round, leaving a 3 inch border all around. Fold the edges of the dough up and over the pump- kin mixture, overlapping and crimping has needed. Use thin leaf cookie-cutter or score leaf shaped trimmings and use around top edge of tart. Brush with egg white and raw sugar. Fold a 32 inch piece of tin foil twice length wise into a band. Set around bottom of tart and secure with a piece of mask- ing tape. Bake the tart in the center of oven until the crust is golden and pumpkin is set, about 55 minutes. Remember to remove foil band ½ way thru baking. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours, serve immediately or refrigerate.

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