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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 »

Inside Yankee: March/April 2010

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For most of his 54 years, Richard Phillips has lived his life without the glare of celebrity. He... Read More »

Inside Yankee: September/October

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Imagine most people would say that love is the most potent four-letter word in our language. I agree.... Read More »

Inside Yankee: The Gift of Community

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This space is where I usually tell you about the stories bound together within these covers. But there’s... Read More »

Inside Yankee: Traditions Old and New

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For any reader who feels that traditions no longer matter, that anything our parents or grandparents cherished should... Read More »

Jim Donahue & Eugene Platt, Topiary Gardeners, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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In 1905, the Thomas Brayton family hired Joseph Carreiro to create gardens on their estate overlooking Narragansett Bay.... Read More »

Johnson Hall Museum | Here in New England

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A word from our editor Mel Allen: When you have written about New Englanders for over 35 years... Read More »

Ken Gloss, Antiquarian Bookseller, Boston, Massachusetts

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Family lore has it that Ken Gloss’s first spoken word was “book.” How could it be otherwise? His... Read More »

Keoka Lake

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LOCATION: Keoka Lake, Waterford Date: October 3 Time: 6:22 a.m. Equipment: 40mm lens “I left the house before... Read More »

Keoka Lake, Waterford

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LOCATION: Keoka Lake, Waterford Date: October 11 Time: 8:00 a.m. Equipment: 40mm lens “After shooting sunrise at Bear... Read More »

Larry Joel of Bridgeport, Connecticut

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From Yankee magazine March 1982 The meeting was set for eight o’clock, but now it’s past nine. “It’s... Read More »

Life in Eastport, Maine | Here in New England

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I am writing this for someone whose name I do not know, except I know you are a... Read More »

Lunch With the Traveler’s Friend

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One of the most fun parts of this work is meeting with writers. I can’t think of anything... Read More »

Maine Black Bears | Yankee Classic

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This Yankee Magazine Classic is from December 1978 Also, read a photographer’s account of his 2007 excursion to... Read More »

Maine Wreaths Go to Arlington Cemetery

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Wreath escort is underway: wreathsacrossamerica.org. The next ceremony will take place on December 10, 2011 at 12 Noon... Read More »

Making Memories

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Of all the gifts that the holiday season bestows on us, the most enduring are memories. When our... Read More »

Making the Final Choice on Katahdin

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Yankee classic from February 1980 On Thursday evening, January 31, 1974, a fierce winter storm cut a swath... Read More »

Massachusetts: Family Skiing in the Berkshires

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The ski mountains of the Berkshires lie tucked away in the southwestern nooks and crannies of New England.... Read More »

Memories of Adele | Mother’s Day Tribute

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Soon after my father died, my mother became a caterer. She designed a business card with her name,... Read More »

Monadnock Region: New Hampshire

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For those of us who live here in the southwestern pocket of New Hampshire, we know we’re home... Read More »

Mount Washington Valley: Winter’s Hometown

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If winter could settle down and just stay, this is where it should be: in a valley rimmed... Read More »

Mystic Seaport, CT: Scale Model Version

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Slide show: Mystic River Scale Model. Inside a modest white building on the northwestern edge of the green... Read More »

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

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On a cold winter Saturday, I did something you can do at only one place on earth —... Read More »

Newport, RI: Touro Synagogue

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I once brought my mother, Adele, to Newport on a small cruise ship. We visited the mansions and... Read More »

Obama and the Little Snowflake

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Those of us who live in New Hampshire saw the just-concluded primary season unfold like nowhere else. Everyone... Read More »