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A Logger’s Life | First Light

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Behind the romance of curling woodsmoke, being a logger is one tough profession. Our wood chart shows you... Read More »

A Lyrical Line

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

C. H. Becksvoort of New Gloucester, Maine. It’s a name synonymous with high-quality Shaker-style furniture. Chris Becksvoort uses... Read More »

A Modest Proposal for Columbus Day

8 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (70% score)

Welcome this edition of “Jud’s New England Journal,” the rather curious monthly musings of Judson Hale, the Editor-in-Chief of... Read More »

A Mother’s Impact

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

“My mom was born into the war in Germany, survived that, and raised four kids as a single... Read More »

A New England Clambake | Recipes from the Kitchen

24 votes, 4.91 avg. rating (97% score)

That same philosophy applies to the recipes you’ll find here. Nothing froufrou, but familiar ingredients combined in new... Read More »

A Night of Jazz | Mary’s Farm

2 votes, 2.00 avg. rating (52% score)

A thin breeze blew up off the lake as I parked in front of the old manse. It... Read More »

A Performing Elephant Never Forgets | Only in New England

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Queenie came into my life in March 1953, when she was 9 months old and I was 8... Read More »

A Pilgrim Primer

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

English Separatists, a wing of the new Puritan movement, had fled oppression at home and found refuge in... Read More »

A Rare Invasion | Mary’s Farm

1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

On Christmas Day I usually have a crowd here–friends, neighbors, and occasionally a cousin or two, my idea... Read More »

A Room Becomes Paradise | Mary’s Farm

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

It has been more than 11 years since I bought Mary’s farm. You, readers, have been patient listeners... Read More »

A Sampling of Highlights from the Big E

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Craz-E Burger There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned burger. There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned doughnut, either. Put... Read More »

A Special Place Called ‘Liberty Street’

10 votes, 4.90 avg. rating (96% score)

So the summers went by, one after another. Early on we sold Paul’s boat (he left that for... Read More »

A Splash of Color

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Want to add a bit of flair to your wardrobe? Try a scarf. Mitzi Johnson manipulates colors and... Read More »

A Table for a Lifetime

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

The impact of Naked Table was all around me the following day in downtown Woodstock. As a slight... Read More »

A Time to Bloom | The Apple Blossom Cotillion in Springfield, Vermont

A Time to Bloom | The Apple Blossom Cotillion in Springfield, Vermont

14 votes, 4.14 avg. rating (82% score)

The annual Apple Blossom Cotillion in Springfield, Vermont offers the town’s young people the chance to participate in... Read More »

A Wedding Story | Here in New England

1 vote, 2.00 avg. rating (59% score)

On a January evening in 2008, Kirsten opened her e-mail and found this message: “What’s up?” It was... Read More »

About “Peepehs” and Peas…. | Spring in New England

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Welcome to the May 2016 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

Acadia National Park in Winter | Yankee Classic

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

I drove to the base of Cadillac Mountain. In summer the summit road is often bumper to bumper,... Read More »

Acadia National Park | Art of the Trail

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

— I’d be a liar if I reported that all trails at Acadia are hauntingly beautiful sculptures handcrafted... Read More »

Acadian Heritage | ‘Nous Sommes Encore Ici’

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

On the far side of the bridge a group of New Brunswick Acadians falls into line, and the... Read More »

Across New Hampshire on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

My ash paddle slices into the black water of Lake Umbagog, silently propelling our canoe forward. A great... Read More »

Adirondack Chairs

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

The Adirondack chair’s ability to carve out a personal space amid a public one brings me to another... Read More »

Alternative Cancer Treatment Works for Billy Best

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Within two and a half months, Billy’s cancer was gone. _________________ 714X stands for the seventh letter of... Read More »

Alyson’s Orchard

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch At this hilltop orchard in southwestern New Hampshire, you’ll find more than 50 apple... Read More »

Amaral’s Fish and Chips

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

For your basic stuffie, head to Amaral’s. This shop prides itself on letting the seafood shine through: delectable... Read More »

America’s Bloodiest War

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In 1600, southern New England was home to approximately 90,000 Indians. Approximately 12,000 were Pokanokets, a tribe living... Read More »

Amy Tan’s Journey

4 votes, 3.25 avg. rating (67% score)

Lyme disease — also known as neuroborreliosis when it invades the central nervous system — does not discriminate... Read More »



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