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Closing In

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To decipher whether your syrup is almost done boiling, stick a clean straightedge into your pan–a wide knife,... Read More »

Counter Point

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“The regulars sit at the counter. They come in between 8:00 and 9:00, and they talk about politics... Read More »

Covered Bridge Driveway

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The lone covered bridge in Whitingham, Vermont, is on Ed and Diane Takorian’s hillside property. With gable ends,... Read More »

Creating a Glow: Community Fundraiser

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SLIDESHOW: Wellesley’s Luminary Night As a child growing up in Darien, Connecticut, Carrie McGraw learned the value of... Read More »

Del Christman, Dogman, Lowell, Massachusetts

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Dogman starts his howl at 6 p.m. That’s when Del Christman, minor-league baseball’s most recognizable hot-dog guy, puts... Read More »

Do-It-Yourself Home Projects

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Yankee ingenuity is alive and well. Here are five clever home projects to inspire the do-it-yourselfer in all... Read More »

Drill, Baby, Drill

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You’ll never suck enough sap from a tree to kill it, but you can injure it if you... Read More »

Expert Tips to Build a Compost Bin

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Fred Davis knows the value of good compost. For 24 years, he and his wife, Linda, have owned... Read More »

Feeding Frenzy

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The first onlookers? Locals mainly. Chatham, Massachusetts, residents who’d heard something from someone about something in the water.... Read More »

Field of Her Own: Organic Farmer Tracie Smith

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A typical workday for Tracie Smith, an organic-vegetable farmer in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, is a long one. Weeding,... Read More »

Find Edible Wild Spring Plants

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Eating wild doesn’t always require venturing far. “A vacant lot in town may have more to find than... Read More »

Finding Christmas in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Photo by Carl Tremblay By the time we rolled into Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we were all ready to... Read More »

Finding Some Yankee Love

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The dentist chair probably seems like an odd place to discover a little magazine enlightenment, but that’s exactly... Read More »

Fitchburg, MA: Mayor Lisa Wong

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In November 2007, residents of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly voted for change when they elected Lisa Wong, a 28-year... Read More »

Fly-Fishing on the Deerfield River

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This isn’t a story about catching fish. No big-one-that-got-away tales to bore you. Instead, this is a story... Read More »

Glocester, RI: Lydia Walshin

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In early December 2003, Deborah DeBare, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) in... Read More »

Heating Old Houses

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For 21 years now, Tom Silva, general contractor on the PBS shows This Old House and Ask This... Read More »

Home Decorating: Cape House in Maine

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Terry John Woods and Dale West extended their Vermont farmhouse sensibility to Down East Maine to create what... Read More »

Home Project: Outdoor Shower

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Project: OUTDOOR SHOWER Guests who get a chance to use the outdoor shower at the Block Island home... Read More »

Home Projects: Kitchen Island

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Project: Antiqued Kitchen Island Jack Kurilla’s craftsmanship is about perfection. As a high-end cabinetmaker in the small southern... Read More »

Home Projects: Playhouse

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Project: playhouse and swing set When Richard Svopa moved his family from Florida to Halifax, Massachusetts, three years... Read More »

Home Projects: Ski Chair

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Read more: Ski Coatrack from ski blogger Heather Atwell Lincoln Fuller isn’t big on getting rid of stuff.... Read More »

Home Projects: Storage Space

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When the Hallee family moved into their 1950s cape in Portland, Maine, the lack of storage space was... Read More »

Hoop Houses

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Coleman says you can find simple, inexpensive options out there to protect your plants. If you’re already using... Read More »

Hot & Heavy

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The hotter the fire, the better, says Morse, who recommends soft-wood slabs to feed the flames. “Simmering is... Read More »

House Redux: Yankee Magazine’s Original House for Sale

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Read the Original House for Sale article It all started with a crooked-looking bay window in 1999. More... Read More »

How Do You Become a Big Bird? | The Big Question

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Carroll Spinney is not Big Bird or Oscar the Grouch: “I just get to bring them to life,”... Read More »