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Doug Flutie Hail Mary Pass | The Miracle in Miami

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Mel Allen wrote this Yankee Classic in November 1989 on the fifth anniversary of Doug Flutie’s football triumph... Read More »

Ed Dahlgren of Aroostook County, Maine

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From Yankee magazine September 1981 He grew up in Aroostook County, Maine, and when he came home in... Read More »

Editor’s Letter to our Readers

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Usually I take this space to tell you about the stories inside our current issue. The feature “25... Read More »

Editor’s Letter to Readers

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This issue of Yankee is filled with answers to questions you may not have known you wanted to... Read More »

Egg Deliveries from Local Farmer Bert Southwick | Here in New England

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There can’t be many farmers in New England more well known or loved by neighbors than Bert Southwick,... Read More »

Father’s Day at the Office

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A few days ago, a young woman and a young man, one a college senior, the other a... Read More »

Finding Fall in New England

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This is my 28th autumn at Yankee. For each of those years, the editors have talked for hours... Read More »

First Day of Fishing

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The beauty of the West Branch of the Farmington River as it cuts through the northern Connecticut town... Read More »

Frenchboro, Maine | Here in New England

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Look at the photo of the children in the one-room schoolhouse in the town of Frenchboro, Maine. Frenchboro... Read More »

Guilford, CT: Artist Brendan Loughlin

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The boy’s name is Brendan Loughlin. it is the 1950s, and he lives in Wallingford, Connecticut. He loves... Read More »

Harris Hill in Brattleboro, VT | Where People Fly

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This past Sunday I drove west about 30 miles, to Brattleboro, Vermont, where the best of what a... Read More »

Harris Hill Ski Jump | Brattleboro, VT

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The Fred Harris Memorial Ski Jumping Tournament takes place February 16-17, 2013. For details, visit harrishillskijump.org. Salisbury, Connecticut,... Read More »

Here in New England | The Man Who Listens to Soldiers

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He wonders: How wide do his shoulders need to be? How open his heart? How deep his soul?... Read More »

Here in New England: Brendan Loughlin

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See the artist demonstrate his Pastac technique. The boy’s name is Brendan Loughlin. It is the 1950s, and... Read More »

Here in New England: Hard Work

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On the afternoon of Monday, May 7, 2001, Carter Brown, age 13, started a farm tractor and headed... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | A Christmas Stuffing Story

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Sometimes a Christmas tradition can be as simple as a story that is dragged out from the memory... Read More »

Hope Elephants | A Haven for Injured and Aging Elephants

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In Hope, Maine, a community rallies behind an improbably dream of providing a safe haven for injured and... Read More »

How The Story Happened: Judith Gaines

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Judith Gaines moved to Lubec, Maine, because she “loved being part of a fishing community.” A longtime foodie,... Read More »

How The Story Happened: Richard Schultz

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“This was my ‘endless summer,'” says photographer Richard Schultz of his assignment to travel our northeast shore in... Read More »

Inside the Summer Yankee

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If a single sound and a single scent can hold the essence of a New England summer, surely... Read More »

Inside Yankee

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When the holidays descend, happiness sometimes may be muted by stress over gift-giving, food preparation, and questions that... Read More »

Inside Yankee: Do Winter Right

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I came to New England for the first time during a snowstorm in January 1970. To me it... Read More »

Inside Yankee: Finding Summer

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We wait so patiently, don’t we? We find all sorts of ways to enjoy winter–snow sports, cozy inns,... Read More »

Inside Yankee: January/February 2010

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Throughout 2010 we’re celebrating Yankee‘s 75th year. We’re both proud of and humbled by this achievement. All during... Read More »

Inside YANKEE: July/August 2009

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Although it’s been more than 25 years since I wrote about Connie Small and her life as the... Read More »

Inside Yankee: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

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I came to Yankee 31 years ago this October, and even then the magazine was so ingrained in... Read More »

Inside Yankee: March/April

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Who among us doesn’t love a journey? Come along with us in this issue, as we seem to... Read More »



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