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So You Want to Run a B&B?

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  The morning begins shirtless and in a back storage room. At a little after 6:00 on a... Read More »

South Boston’s L Street Brownies

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There are those who call themselves members of the L Street Brownies, the famed South Boston polar bear... Read More »

Spinach for Winter

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For all would-be winter gardeners, Coleman suggests going with spinach, which can be harvested four times, growing well... Read More »

Steps to Repairing Objects

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1. The First Fit Schulefand begins with a dry fit, reassembling the item without any adhesive to see... Read More »

Sunday at Pats Peak

Sunday at Pats Peak

For most of this winter I debated whether to introduce my three-year-old son, Calvin, to downhill skiing. I... Read More »

The Big Question | What’s the Future of History?

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Biographer and Historian David McCullough approaches writing a bit like enrolling in college: “I know I’m going to... Read More »

The Big Question: “Buddy” Cianci

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Although Buddy Cianci is no longer mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, his presence there is palpable since his... Read More »

The Big Question: Can Food Heal?

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Adrienne Kane knows the power of cooking. In the spring of 2000, Kane, just 21, suffered a devastating... 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: We Ask Champion Rose Gardener Clarence Rhodes …

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Clarence Rhodes, celebrated rosarian and longtime judge for the American Rose Society, lives in Portland, Maine, where this... 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 Detail

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In 2009, after years of shooting Terry John Woods’ home in Shrewsbury, Vermont, for a variety of shelter... Read More »

The Draft Horse Whisperer

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It’s going to be a good day for swearing. John Hutton indicates as much as he heads to... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: K is for Kancamagus Highway

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It just may be the most scenic drive in New England, which is why you want to wake... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: P is for Pumpkin Festival

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Autumn is, of course, pumpkin season. And nowhere is it longed for and worshiped more than in Maine... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: Q is for Quabbin

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The creation of the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts came with a cost: The sites of four communities... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: S is for Shutterbug

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In 1935, Kodak introduced modern color film and along the way sparked a foliage-photography revolution. Nothing brought out... Read More »

The Restorer

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The water still calls to him. Nearly 40 years living in Down East Maine hasn’t changed that for... Read More »

Town Meeting Tips

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Make a Name for Yourself Some old-timers like to tell new residents not to speak at their first... Read More »

Trellis Coat Rack

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Designer Matthew Mead has a flair for creating home ideas that recast familiar items in inventive ways. Consider... Read More »

Vermont Landscape Photography by Jon Olsen

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See More: Vermont Landscape Photography: Jon Olsen Photography One recent midwinter day, landscape photographer Jon Olsen found himself... Read More »

Vershire, VT: Wynona Ward

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Every year Wynona Ward, founder and executive director of Have Justice Will Travel (HJWT), a free legal clinic... Read More »

Water: New England Numbers

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10 miles: width of Lake Champlain between Burlington, VT, and Port Douglas, NY, its widest point 1,300 lakes... Read More »

Wells, ME: Bill and Anna Spiller

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VIDEO: Maine Farmers Share Crops On Bill and Anna Spiller’s 130-acre farm in Wells, Maine, an expanse of... Read More »

What Stories Does a Quilt Tell Us | The Big Question

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We ask quilt restorer Betsey Telford-Goodwin … what stories does a quilt tell us? In the late 1970s,... Read More »

Why Should We Believe in Santa? | The Big Question

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That Jonathan Meath came to play Santa Claus seems almost inevitable. Early in life his beard went white;... Read More »

Why the Pilgrims Still Matter

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A conversation with Mayflower author Nathaniel Philbrick about why the Pilgrims still matter in today’s world. Why We... Read More »