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New England Regional Edition

In this issue's New England Regional section:
What Workers Want: Benefits Trends - Benefits Directory - Tradition with a Twist - Tastes of the Town Dining Guide - Calendar: The Harvard Scene - The Sports Scene



Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
December 11-12, 17-20, 22-23, 26-27
(617) 496-2222 or (617) 621-0505, extension 22. The twenty-eighth annual Christmas Revels returns to Sanders for a
Dickensian journey through Victorian England, featuring an 80-member cast
of singers, actors, and musicians.

Antico Forno, 93 Salem Street, North End, Boston, (617) 723-6733. Voted best traditional Italian restaurant by the Improper Bostonian. Lunch and dinner only. Catering and corporate events available.

The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, (800) 255-0600. A full-service, 15,000-acre, private destination resort high in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and skating. Award-winning cuisine, night-club entertainment, music, and dancing. "www.thebalsams.com".

Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf, Boston, (617) 439-7000. Where downtown Boston meets the waterfront--the perfect location for business or pleasure. Enjoy fabulous views and New England cuisine in our Rowes Wharf Restaurant, featuring the Best of Boston 1998 "Best Brunch." "www.bhh.com".

Cambridge Inn, 250 Msgr. O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, (617) 441-9200. The Cambridge Inn is conveniently located minutes from public transportation, downtown Boston, Harvard Square, and Harvard University.

Campo de' Fiori, Holyoke Center, Harvard Square, Cambridge, (617) 354-3805. You'll experience at Campo de' Fiori the flavors of Rome, the joy of eating pane Romano--"...so appealing and golden, you have to wonder how the baker resists cutting off a piece and eating it on the spot," claimed the Boston Globe. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Harding House, 288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, (617) 876-2888, fax (617) 497-0953. A 14-room guesthouse convenient to Harvard Square and all of mid Cambridge. Rates include a light breakfast and off-street parking. "www.irvinghouse.com".

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, (617) 495-5758. Enjoy the eclectic cuisine of K.C. O'Hara. Available for private parties and events. Membership open to the Harvard community, affiliates, and alumni/ae. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Harvest, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, (617) 868-2255. Harvest has been handsomely remodeled and has reopened under new management. Creative American food, a casual atmosphere, American harvest themes. Unchanged is the lively bar and garden terrace. Serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

Inn at Harvard, The Atrium Dining Room, 1201 Massachusetts Avenue (corner of Harvard and Quincy Streets), Cambridge, (617) 491-2222. Experience innovative New England cuisine in a beautiful courtyard setting. Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails, and dinner. Complimentary valet parking with dinner.

Irving House, 24 Irving Street, Cambridge, (617) 547-4600, fax (617) 576-2814. Providing friendly accommodations in the heart of Cambridge since 1945. Rates include a light breakfast and off-street parking. Visit us at "www.irvinghouse.com".

John Harvard's Brew House, 33 Dunster Street, Cambridge, (617) 868-3585. In an English pub atmosphere, John Harvard's Brew House serves ales and lagers--brewed fresh daily on the premises--that complement the fresh salads, Oriental Crispadillas, Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie, and Brewer's Grilled Top Sirloin Steak. Brewery tours are available. "www.johnharvards.com".

Le Meridien Boston, 250 Franklin Street, Boston, (617) 451-1900. Le Meridien invites you to a world of holiday celebration. The festivities are off to a wonderfully traditional start on Thanksgiving, embrace Chanukah and Christmas, and come to a splendid close with an array of New Year's celebrations. To learn more about our two award-winning restaurants, Julien and Café Fleuri, call (617) 451-1900 or visit "www.LeMeridien.com".

Maison Robert, 45 School Street, Boston, (617) 227-3370. This Boston classic in the renovated Old City Hall was opened in 1971 by Lucien Robert and his wife, Ann, A.M. '56. Daughter Andrée and nephew Jacky, maître cuisinier de France, have since joined them. Classic and contemporary French food is served in the elegant main dining room and bistro-style fare in the more informal café. Fine wines. Seasonal garden. Valet parking. "www.maisonrobert.com".

Terramia Ristorante, 98 Salem Street, North End, Boston, (617) 523-3112. "Terramia has become a hit with Boston insiders. The 40 seats are filled with savvy diners (including owners of other restaurants paying the ultimate compliment)," stated Bon Appetit in 1996. Fine wines available. Corporate events can be accommodated. At the top of the 1998 Zagat Survey's "Italian List for North and South," with a high rating of 26. Dinner only.

Up Stairs at the Pudding, 10 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, (617) 864-1933. The atmosphere, like the menu, is elegant: bowls of fresh flowers on the table, pink tablecloths, chandeliers, and rich hunter-green walls stretching up to high ceilings. Serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Outdoor herb garden in season.

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