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Book Review | The Classmates, by Geoffrey Douglas

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The Classmates: Privilege, Chaos and the End of an Era (Hyperion, $23.95), by longtime Yankee contributor Geoffrey Douglas,... Read More »

Book Review | The Paradise of All These Parts

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One of my favorite New England writers is John Hanson Mitchell, whose Ceremonial Time (1984) investigated the “deep... Read More »

Book Review | Traditional Barn Dances with Calls & Fiddling

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About 35 years ago, when my wife and I arrived in Concord, New Hampshire, we went to something... Read More »

Book Review | Turn & Jump

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We all know what time is, but when called on to define it, we can’t. Benjamin Franklin said... Read More »

Book Review | In the Words of E.B. White & The Great Northern Express

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As soon as I’d read it, I was lost. I’d intended to review In the Words of E.... Read More »

Book Review | Marmee & Louisa and My Heart is Boundless

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I’ve never read Little Women; boys didn’t when I was growing up, and most still don’t. Thus, much... Read More »

Book Review | Passages of H. M.

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In April 24, 1895, Captain Joshua Slocum set sail from Boston, Massachusetts, in a 37-foot sloop he called... Read More »

Book Review | When We Were the Kennedys

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This year millions of words will be printed and spoken about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of... Read More »

Book Review: Unpacking the Boxes

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Read an excerpt from Donald Hall’s book. “At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which... Read More »

Book Reviews: Yankee authors

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These two books have three things in common: Both are by former Yankee writers from Massachusetts, both are... Read More »

Book Reviews: Antiques and Art

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Here are two remarkably similar stories about remarkably dissimilar works of art. Maryalice Huggins calls hers “a love... Read More »

Book Reviews: The Missing Fathers Club

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A traveling father, a runaway father, a silent father, and a father who never shows up: These are... Read More »

Books: Poems, Birds, Gardens

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In his typically smart and funny introduction to Bright Wings, former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins cheerfully admits... Read More »

Boston Ballet Nutcracker | New England by The Numbers

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1892 year The Nutcracker ballet débuted in St. Petersburg, Russia 2012 year Boston reimagined its Nutcracker performance 3,600... Read More »

Boston Lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman

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Sally Snowman is the 70th keeper of Boston Light, a post that dates back to 1716. She’s the... Read More »

Boston Marathon Bombing | A Personal Account of Being at the Finish Line

Boston Marathon Bombing | A Personal Account of Being at the Finish Line

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I also will never forget the blast, the smoke, the sirens, the sounds, the faces of the runners,... Read More »

Boston Red Sox Team Uniforms

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More Red Sox lore: More about Uniforms Baseball Collectibles Red Sox Fun Facts The number worn by more... Read More »

Boston’s Nutcracker Ballet: Enchanted Evening

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More times than I can count we made the yearly pilgrimage. Driving dark, icy roads from a small... Read More »

Boston’s Jack Williams and “Wednesday’s Child”

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I’m part Puerto Rican and part Irish. I like to help people. I already know what I’m going... Read More »

Boston, MA: Boston Public Library

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When You Go Boston Public Library 700 Boylston St. 617-536-5400; bpl.org Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 617-227-4500; bostonchamber.com... Read More »

Boston, MA: Kara Rainey

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In October 2005 Kara Rainey returned home to Roslindale, Massachusetts, from three weeks in New Orleans, where she’d... Read More »

Branford

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WHERE TO EAT Foe American bistro in an elegant, casual setting. Don’t miss the seafood succotash and crab-cake-... Read More »

Brick Farm Ice Cream

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The Good Humor Man is alive and well and living in East Unity, New Hampshire. On an old... Read More »

Brimfield Antique Show | The Ultimate Antique Treasure Hunt

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Back in the field spreading out behind the New England Motel, Ron Bethoney, the unofficial “mayor” of this... Read More »

Bringing Plants Indoors | Knowledge & Wisdom

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There are two temperature ranges that will determine what you can grow in a given location. … The... Read More »

Brown University: Van Wickle Gates

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A massive set of iron gates guards the western flank of the College Green at Brown University in... Read More »

Brownfield, ME: Stone Mountain Music

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With only a month to go, he still had to Sheetrock the walls and lay the hardwood floors.... Read More »



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