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Lowell, MA: New England Quilt Museum

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On a cobblestone corner in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, volunteers are decoding the genealogy of the Bay State one... Read More »

Make-A-Wish Contacts in New England

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is dependent upon finding volunteers with a wide array of skill sets (kids can come... Read More »

Mercuryhat: Blinding Blues, Stinging Bees

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While not actually a blues album, Mercuryhat’s Blinding Blues, Stinging Bees serves the same purpose. Composed by lead... Read More »

Music Review

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When leading a revival of an all-but-dead genre, it’s not enough to be good — you have to... Read More »

Music Review: ‘Hungrytown’

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For the past five years, this husband-and-wife duo has been enjoying a second honeymoon as one of the... Read More »

Music Review: Anais Mitchell

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Anais Mitchell is possibly the most beguiling farmer’s daughter in Vermont. Her father has raised sheep and taught... Read More »

Music Review: Avi and Celia

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At first glance, these two University of Vermont grads may seem a little young to be a folk... Read More »

Music Review: Eilen Jewell

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Eilen Jewell is a ghost behind the microphone–a thin, blond wisp of a woman with a pair of... Read More »

Music Review: Emilia Dahlin

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From the opening licks of Emilia Dahlin’s “God Machine,” it’s clear that she’s something special. In a region... Read More »

Music Review: Erica Wheeler

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How often do we hear about another old farm being demolished and redeveloped as a subdivision or strip... Read More »

Music Review: Lindsay Mac

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Lindsay Mac is proof that when you have a song in your heart, you just can’t help but... Read More »

Music Review: Miss Tess

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Although it may be true that every musician is a dreamer, only the good ones can convince you... Read More »

My Worst Hike Ever

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Climbing Mount Sunapee in early June was not my best plan ever. I was in the area this... Read More »

Nathan Clifford School

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This striking stone schoolhouse has been the keystone of its neighborhood for 100 years. Nathan Clifford is located... Read More »

New Bedford Whaling Museum

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It’s the responsibility of any good history museum to tell both sides of a story. That’s somewhat more... Read More »

New England Meetinghouses: Sense of Place

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Arlene Bassett hides from the rain in the doorway of the Old Meeting House in Sandown, New Hampshire,... Read More »

North Adams, MA: Sol LeWitt at MASS MoCA

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Could North Adams, Massachusetts, become an international pilgrimage site for modern-art lovers? It’s an idea being pushed by... Read More »

North Adams, Massachusetts | The Stupidest Thing We Ever Said

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How much rope do you need to hang yourself? About nine words’ worth, apparently. “North Adams is still... Read More »

Old Man of the Mountain fell on May 3, 2003. What now?

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Read more: Caretaker to the Old Man of the Mountain We can assume that it came down with... Read More »

Only in New England: Traveler Food and Books

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Off exit 74 on I-84, the quizzical yellow sign that reads Traveler Food and Books is, if nothing... Read More »

P. T. Barnum, The Showman | Only in New England

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The first thing of note P. T. Barnum accomplished was getting thrown in jail. As a young newspaper... Read More »

Patriots’ Day: Two Mornings in April

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A ragged band of Americans march tiredly towards the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. It’s a cold, gray... Read More »

Patty Larkin: Watch the Sky

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After ten albums and twenty years in the folk scene, Patty Larkin doesn’t have to prove anything to... Read More »

Perusing the Yankee Index

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Yankee has been publishing stories since 1935. Occasionally the need arises for us to go back and find... Read More »

Plimoth Plantation | Living-History Museum

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LEARN MORE: Yankee Classic: 1983 interview with a Plimoth interpreter As a historian, I prefer my history dead.... Read More »

Portland, ME: Kotzschmar Organ

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VIDEO: Kotzschmar Organ The console of the Kotzschmar Organ looks lonely at the center of the stage in... Read More »

Portsmouth, NH: Music Hall

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The hum of the expectant crowd dies immediately as the lights go down in the packed auditorium. The... Read More »



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