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Editor’s Letter to Readers

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This issue of Yankee is filled with answers to questions you may not have known you wanted to... Read More »

Essence of Emu

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The emu, like its cousin the ostrich, is a strange bird: 5 to 6 feet tall and 90... Read More »

Inside Yankee

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When the holidays descend, happiness sometimes may be muted by stress over gift-giving, food preparation, and questions that... Read More »

Inside Yankee: Do Winter Right

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I came to New England for the first time during a snowstorm in January 1970. To me it... Read More »

Inside Yankee: Traditions Old and New

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For any reader who feels that traditions no longer matter, that anything our parents or grandparents cherished should... Read More »

Maxfield Parrish’s Work Gets a Home

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Maxfield Parrish’s Daybreak recently sold for $7.6 million. That’s good news, because the seller’s grant of $300,000 will... Read More »

Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne

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When Nathaniel Hawthorne died in 1864, his wife and children moved to England. Years earlier, his wife, Sophia,... Read More »

New England by the Numbers

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Mark Twain 17 years Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) spent in his beloved Hartford home (1874-1891) 6 books Twain... Read More »

New England By the Numbers

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largest tsunami (relatively speaking) in feet to hit the Maine coast. It was recorded at Mount Desert Island... Read More »

New England By The Numbers

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New England By The Numbers | Holiday Statistics

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22 copies of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (the book) in the library of Dartmouth College, from which author... Read More »

New England by the Numbers | Roundup of New England States

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271 estimated travel time in minutes between Boston and Montreal if the high-speed New England rail corridor is... Read More »

New England by the Numbers | State Facts

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20 percentage of Vermont’s trees that are sugar maples — explaining in part the golden-orange and red hues... Read More »

New England by the Numbers | Stats

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8 the late Red Auerbach’s ranking in CIGAR AFICIONADO’s list of “The Top 100 Cigar Smokers of the... Read More »

New England By the Numbers | Stats on the Six States

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$1 millionfirst-place prize at the 2007 Professional Darts Corporation’s U.S. Open, being held in May at the Mohegan... Read More »

New England Today

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When Mark Twain was building his 19-room mansion in 1873, the Hartford Daily Times wrote, “The novelty displayed... Read More »

New England Today

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Revolutionary Spirit

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And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails (Crown Publishing, $24), by... Read More »

Speaking My Mind

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Would you cull the deer population to reduce the threat of Lyme disease? Having suffered the ravages of... Read More »

Speaking My Mind

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From “Classic Comforts,” Jan/Feb 2008 What’s your favorite winter comfort? Drinking hot chocolate with my 3-year-old son while... Read More »

SpeakingMyMind

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The Boots That Made a Legend

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Rare is the American outdoors lover who does not have a pair of L.L. Bean’s rubber-bottomed, leather-topped shoes... Read More »

The Fairest of Them All

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Whether they’re called fairs, festivals, art shows, or samplers, these events have one important thing in common: They’re... Read More »

The Quiet Celebration of a Cy Young Winner

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“The day they were announcing the Cy Young [last November], I started to think, What do I say... Read More »

The Smiley Face: More Famous Than Mona Lisa

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Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the late Harvey Ball, a self-employed commercial artist, drew the first smiley... Read More »

We Were Right All Along

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“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”... Read More »

We Were Right All Along

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“There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled up with the... Read More »



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