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‘A Hard Place to Grow Deer’

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The winter of 2011 came slowly to north-central Maine. Low snowfall and mild temperatures had run through most... Read More »

‘Woolies’ | A New England Clothing Tradition

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Growing up in New Hampshire, I saw Johnson Woolen Mills clothing everywhere around me, though I didn’t know... Read More »

A New Day for Stowe: $400 Million Plan

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There have always been two Stowes. One is the skier’s mountain: historic, hard-core, defined by its infamous “Front... Read More »

An Island of One’s Own

An Island of One’s Own

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For a time in the 1980s, I lived in a small log cabin on a small island in... Read More »

An Old Home Days Summer Sampling

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CONNECTICUT July 9-11 East Hampton Old Home Days, 860-267-8533; easthamptonoldhomedays.org September 19 Canterbury Old Home Day, 860-546-9377; canterburyhistorical.org... Read More »

Best 5 Classic Baseball Fields

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Contributing editor Jim Collins wrote about fields of dreams in The Last Best League (Da Capo Press, 2004),... Read More »

Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July Celebration | A Red, White & Blue Day

Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July Celebration | A Red, White & Blue Day

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Judy Squires met with other members of the Patriotic Exercises committee outside the Colt School at 6:45 a.m.... 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 »

Chatham, MA: Cape Cod Baseball

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On a sultry Fourth of July evening in the Cape Cod town of Chatham, a red sun drops... Read More »

Christmas Revels: The Sounding Joy

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Slide Show: Christmas Revels The Christmas Revels, a winter-solstice celebration of folksong and dance, began 39 years ago... Read More »

Community Supports Farm After Accident

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In April 2006, at the start of the planting season, John Augustin had a tractor accident. It was... Read More »

Connecticut River Tidelands: A Last Great Place

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Links to recreation, dining, and lodging: Things to Do: Connecticut Tidelands Fifteen years ago, The Nature Conservancy included... Read More »

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree

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For 10 years, now, our family has been getting our Christmas trees from a little mom-and-pop tree farm... Read More »

Daniel Nava | The Big Question

Daniel Nava | The Big Question

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On June 12, 2010, Daniel Nava broke into the major leagues by hitting the first pitch he saw... Read More »

Exhibit Schedule

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May 8-25 Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT 802-985-8686; shelburnefarms.org June 1-15 National Arts Club, New York, NY 212-475-3424; nationalartsclub.org... Read More »

First Light: A Logger’s Life

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Our wood chart shows you the relative heat values of New England’s fuel woods. You see the woodpiles... Read More »

First Light: Mount Cardigan in NH

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From the upstairs room where I’m writing this, I can look out across a 30-acre pond to the... Read More »

First Light: The Art of the Sail

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As Robbie Doyle likes to say, he didn’t open a sail loft in Marblehead because the area needed... Read More »

Global Warming and Fall Foliage

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Here in northern New England, the color comes on slowly, almost furtively. The first leaves turn — on... Read More »

Hawk Migrations

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On a cold October morning at Lighthouse Point in Connecticut, Bill Banks stands in an open field and... Read More »

History: Hard Cider in New England

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Before we had widespread refrigeration, before anyone needed to make a distinction between “sweet” and “hard” cider, all... Read More »

Hockey Fever

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I like almost everything about pond hockey: the potluck quality of the players (young and old, male and... Read More »

Holiday Tradition | Christmas Pageant

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In 1909, a young New Hampshire farm girl named Lucy Wells looked forward all fall to the event... Read More »

How to Create Your Own Community Luminaria Display

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Chris Hackett, who helps organize the annual event in Westminster, Vermont, offers these tips: Reach out to every... Read More »

Is Squam Lake Still Golden?

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Twenty-six years after the film, the image still lingers: Henry Fonda and Kate Hepburn, in the twilight of... Read More »

J. D. Salinger’s Last Supper

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On any given Saturday night, just about anywhere in New England, volunteers put on a supper in a... Read More »

Maine’s Allagash River: Choppy Waters

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The river flows north out of wild and remote Maine headwaters: Allagash Lake, Chamberlain Lake, Eagle Lake, where... Read More »