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Spring is less than a month away! Warm rays of sunshine will soon be ushering in green grass and wildflowers. The breeze will be scented with
fresh hopes and excitement. Join us in celebrating the end of the winter and the beginning of a wonderful new season of Yoga on the Mountain.
Yoga on the Mountain
Enjoy the beautiful view
while relaxing your mind and body!
All levels are invited to participate
2013 Yoga on the Mountain Classes
Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Instructor: Diane
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Instructor: Rita
Friday, June 21, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm, Instructor: Diane
Friday, July 19, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm, Instructor: Brian
Friday, August 23, 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm, Instructor: Rita
Saturday, September 21, 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Instructor: Brian
Friday, October 18, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Instructor: Rita
Saturday, November 9, 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Instructor: Diane
Yoga on the Mountain classes are held in the High Point State Park InterpretiveCenter. Please bring your own yoga mat. Walk-ins are welcome. However, registration is suggested so that we may contact you in the event a class is cancelled.
To register, please call 973-702-0488. A minimum donation of $5.00 per class is recommended. Yoga on the Mountain is sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park.
Please take some time this year to get outside and enjoy High PointState Park!
If your little princess lost her crown and wand at the Winter Festival, no worries. The Friends of HPSP have them both and are keeping them safe. Please email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange their return.
A visitor to the Winter Festival requested the recipe for the pecan pie bars, a.k.a. Pecan Good Cookies. The recipe is below. Enjoy!
See you on the mountain again soon!
Michelle's Pecan Good Cookies
This recipe is adapted from my grandmother’s original recipe
for Good Cookies.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare traditional 9x13
casserole pan by lining pan with foil or parchment paper.
½ cup butter
½ cup light brown sugar
1 cup flour
2 Tablespoons flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans nuts*
½ to 1 cup of whole pecans
1 ½ cup shredded coconut
Crumb together the bottom crust ingredients; keep mixing
until a dough is formed. Press dough evenly into an ungreased foil or parchment
lined casserole pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from
Place all cookie filling ingredients, except for whole
pecans, into large bowl and mix until well blended. Carefully spoon the filling
mixture onto the partially baked crust and spread gently to cover entire crust.
Top filling with whole pecans arranged side by side in a single layer, press
lightly into filling. Return pan to the oven and bake cookies an additional 20
minutes until lightly browned. Remove pan from oven, place on rack. Allow
cookies to cool in the pan. When cool, lift the whole batch of cookies out with
foil or parchment and place onto cutting board. Cut into squares. Wrap cookies
tightly in plastic wrap to keep fresh.
* For traditional Good Cookies, use 1 cup of chopped,
slivered, or sliced almonds in place of the chopped pecans. Omit the whole