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Hoodsie Cups

Hoodsie Cups

9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

Here in New England, the Hoodsie Cup has been the saving grace of those who can’t decide between... Read More »

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert

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

In 1995, Kate Moore, recently laid off from her restaurant job, responded to a newspaper ad soliciting “time... Read More »

How to Build a Bonfire in Winter

How to Build a Bonfire in Winter

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

Deep snow, a brush pile, marshmallows, and patience are among the requirements to build a bonfire in winter.... Read More »

How to Eat a Lobster | Expert Advice

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

Terri Nunan and her family own Nunan’s Lobster Hut in Kennebunkport, Maine.   Much of Terri Nunan’s life... Read More »

Humpty Dumpty Chips

Humpty Dumpty Chips

7 votes, 4.71 avg. rating (92% score)

A Maine favorite since 1947, Humpty Dumpty chips are a potato tradition and regional snack favorite thanks to... Read More »

Humpty Dumpty? Sure. Moby Dick? Never!

Humpty Dumpty? Sure. Moby Dick? Never!

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

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

Jimmies | Lexicon

Jimmies | Lexicon

8 votes, 4.38 avg. rating (86% score)

Jimmies are the granddaddy of ice cream toppings, and credit for their creation is claimed by Brigham’s, a... Read More »

Maine Coon Cats | Infographic

Maine Coon Cats | Infographic

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

While Maine coon cats are not actually a cross between a raccoon and a domestic cat, it is... Read More »

Maine Lobster Festival | Photographs of Rockland’s Crustacean Celebration

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

Thinking about going to the 2015 Maine lobster festival? Find out what you can expect by viewing this... Read More »

Maine Tourmaline | Up Close

Maine Tourmaline | Up Close

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

Several major collections from area mines will soon be exhibited at the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, currently... Read More »

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

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

There are three things visitors notice upon entering the bedroom of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as “Mark... Read More »

Mark Twain Trivia | New England by the Numbers

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

Do you know how long it took Mark Twain to write Huck Finn? Get the answer to this... Read More »

Moxie

Moxie

10 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (87% score)

By the 1940s, Moxie was especially known for its advertising gimmicks, giveaways, Ted Williams endorsements, and the signature... Read More »

Moxie | Lexicon

Moxie | Lexicon

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Moxie means courage, pluck, perseverance, or guts. It comes from Moxie, the drink, first produced in 1884 as... Read More »

Mud Season | New England’s Fifth Season

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

I like the smell of the mud, of the frozen earth letting go, of the melting snow, of... Read More »

Muhammad Ali Vs. Sonny Liston | 50th Anniversary

3 votes, 2.33 avg. rating (54% score)

In the lobby cigar ashes tip into $928 worth of souvenir ashtrays, compliments of the Maine tourist office.... Read More »

Nantucket Scrimshaw Collection | Memory Etched in Tooth and Bone

Nantucket Scrimshaw Collection | Memory Etched in Tooth and Bone

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From the mighty whale came a delicate art: Nantucket scrimshaw. Crafted by sailors on long and lonely voyages... Read More »

Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Lexicon

Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Lexicon

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

Whalers coined the term Nantucket sleigh ride between 1750 and 1840, when Nantucket was then known as one... Read More »

National Tennis Court in Newport, RI | Real Tennis, Anyone?

National Tennis Court in Newport, RI | Real Tennis, Anyone?

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

More recently, the game lost one of its biggest supporters with the death of Clarence (Clary) Pell, father... Read More »

Necco Wafers

Necco Wafers

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

If taste is linked to memory, then one of the easiest ways to jump back to childhood is... Read More »

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

13 votes, 3.77 avg. rating (75% score)

If you have a fisherman in the family, or if you spend much of the winter by the... Read More »

New England Coast Trivia | New England By the Numbers

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

14 Maine communities boasting dog-friendly beaches: Bar Harbor, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Saco,... Read More »

New England Cuisine | Only in New England

6 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

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New England Dialect | How to Pronounce “Scallop”

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

Back on land, after a brisk encounter with a scraper to remove barnacles and other hangers-on, dozens of... Read More »

New England Fashion | Project Driveway

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

Welcome to New England, where people dress like it’s nobody’s business … because it is nobody’s business. Fashion... Read More »

New England Landmarks | Only in New England

New England Landmarks | Only in New England

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

Have you ever wanted to know more about the New England landmarks that pepper the six-state region? Our... Read More »

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

8 votes, 4.88 avg. rating (95% score)

The result was a motley collection of containers, each holding an item or substance that was to some... Read More »



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