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The Big Question: How Do You Swim in Really Cold Water?

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Lynne Cox’s strange and wonderful relationship with the coldest waters on the planet began as a youngster turning... Read More »

The Big Question: How to be a Champion Figure Skater

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With his partner, Evgenia Shishkova (now his wife), Russian-born figure skater Vadim Naumov competed in two Winter Olympics,... Read More »

The Big Question: Opera Singer Lisa Saffer

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Lisa Saffer is a 47-year-old diva. She received her master’s degree from Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music... Read More »

The Big Question: What’s It Like To Fall Through Ice?

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On December 19, 2010, Paul Cassidy, a 59-year-old software engineer from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was ice skating on Lake... Read More »

The Big Questions: How Do You Keep Smiling for 50 Years?

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We ask Judy Beck, longtime waitress at Maine’s famed Moody’s Diner, how she keeps smiling. Judy Beck began... Read More »

The Big Sleep | Mary’s Farm

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Last spring when I was ill and confined to bed, a friend mailed me a little book called... Read More »

The Biggest Wind | New England’s Gifts

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In New England there’s cold and then there’s “braggin’ cold,” and those who live in the North Country... Read More »

The Bite

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Between the creamy chowder, stuffed with chopped quahogs and accented with sweet onions, and the sunset views over... Read More »

The Boston Pops at Christmas: How do you make it new?

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_______________________ View a video of Keith Lockhart talking about the Pops and other concerts from last summer. Read... Read More »

The Boy Who Didn’t Like Summer Camp

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Late that night, and well into the wee hours of the morning, many of us gathered around a... Read More »

The Cape Cod Artisans Trails

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The Shining Sea Trail beckons, no less so the Great Dunes Trail: seven trails in all, crisscrossing Cape... Read More »

The Cape Cod Canal Turns 100 | New England By the Numbers

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1623 year Myles Standish proposed creating a canal separating Cape Cod from the Massachusetts mainland for safer, more... Read More »

The Cardboard Rescuer

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Sometimes you wander into an art gallery and find creativity so intense and fun that you just watch... Read More »

The Caretaker of The Elms in Newport, Rhode Island

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But Mathews isn’t convinced that Julian should follow in his footsteps. “He loves to draw and build things,”... Read More »

The Cod End

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It’s right on a working wharf, with views out to the Muscle Ridge Islands, the bubbly granite shore,... Read More »

The Commons Lunch

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Commons’ stuffies come in heaping portions–a bit spicy, with lots of clams, and both regular sausage and chourico,... Read More »

The Connecticut Antiques Trail

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The broad, mile-long Main Street of Woodbury, Connecticut, is lined with remarkable historic homes built since the town’s... Read More »

The Crèche at Regina Laudis | Local Treasure

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If the crèche at the Abbey of Regina Laudis strikes you as a little out of place, there’s... Read More »

The Day Kurt Newton Disappeared

The Day Kurt Newton Disappeared

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“You know,” Jill says, “in a way I feel fortunate. I have a prayer. And I have tomorrow.... Read More »

The Days Get Longer

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Days Are Actually Getting Longer Daylight hours this season at Yankee’s offices in Dublin, New Hampshire: December 22,... Read More »

The Digs | Mary’s Farm

The Digs | Mary’s Farm

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On clear days, artists sometimes come up here to try to capture this view, a panorama of fields,... Read More »

The Diseases of Astonishment

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Though we tend not to conclude that specters have stolen our notes, we live with—and continue to relish—perplexity... Read More »

The Draft Horse Whisperer

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Unable to get Twiggy to work in sync with Ice, he finally breaks her off on her own.... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: C is for Cider Doughnuts

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Visit an apple orchard this fall and you’re just as likely to see folks munching on golden-brown apple-cider... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: D Is For Dirt Roads

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I hewed the road out of wilderness in 1779  with my pickaxe as one of Colonel Hazen’s men.... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: E is For Big E

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The Big E began in 1917, when Joshua L. Brooks opened an agricultural fair in West Springfield, Massachusetts,... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: F is for Fungi

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Foraging–the fine art of scouring the countryside in search of edibles–predates the ubiquitous farm-to-table movement by at least... Read More »



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