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Welcome, New England Kossacks! As some of you may know, I've inherited the mantle of coordinating the Northern New England Meet-ups (previously the "Cheers and Jeers" meetups) from Common Sense Mainer.

Many of us would agree that the three meetups we had in Portsmouth each year worked well, and I'd like to continue that tradition. So, I'd like to announce a meet-up for Saturday, February 16th, 2013 from 1pm-4-pm. This is tentatively scheduled for our usual venue of Margarita's Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH. I will post another diary soon with the RSVP-by date.

I'm excited to take over the co-ordination of these events from Common Sense Mainer, but I'll still rely on you to support our meet-ups through your participation and attendance.  As a newbie to the blogosphere, I hope to bring about the most attention to meet ups with the least amount of stepping on toes in the process.  

Just a word about how these meetups have been in the past and how--based on talking to some of the people who have regularly attended--folks would like to see them continue in the future: these meetups are an opportunity to get together and talk politics, pooties, knitting, beer, Daily Kos, you name it. Above all, they have been casual and fun, and we'd like to keep it that way.  I hope that if you should ever be in the neighborhood when we're meeting you'll make it a point to join in!  Be looking for more information in upcoming diaries and emails. Thank you!  

GreenMountainBoy02

Originally posted to New England Kossacks on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:07 PM PST.

Also republished by These Green Mountains and Massachusetts Kosmopolitans.

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