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New England Passenger Trains

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Riding the rails is as thrilling today as it was way back when. Here are Yankee’s picks for... Read More »

New Hampshire Foliage Driving Tour

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YOU DON’T HAVE to be a hiker to enjoy New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, where roads lead into... Read More »

Ornament Centerpieces | Better Than Bling

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In another bowl centerpiece, Matthew attains easy elegance with what he calls “drop and layer” style. Using no... Read More »

Owen Young, Cellist, Lenox, Massachusetts

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A warm evening breeze drifts over Tanglewood. The muted sounds of flutes, clarinets, violins, and a harp join... Read More »

Providence, RI: Free Travel Planner

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VIDEO: WaterFire in Providence If you are looking for family fun, a romantic getaway, a great vacation, or... Read More »

Resources

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Builder: Art Carlucci Construction, Inc., Shaftsbury, VT. 802-442-2307; accbuilders.net Architect: David Shaughnessy, North Bennington, VT. 802-447-0970. Heating systems:... Read More »

Resources

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NiceRink, Genoa City, WI. 888-642-3746; nicerink.com _______________________ Hockey Essay Read a father’s view of ice hockey today. _______________________... Read More »

Resources

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Horacio Pires Painting, Rumford, RI; 401-438-1072 Adler’s Design Center, Providence, RI; 401-421-5157; adlersri.com Simple Pleasures, Providence, RI; 401-331-4120;... Read More »

Ring It In!

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Out with the old and in with the new: Matthew gives the year a clean start with a... Read More »

Rumford Fireplace: Lord of the Flues

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When it came time to build a fireplace, Roger Wells told his mason that he wanted a Rumford... Read More »

Sandwich, MA, Weekend

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My advice about visiting Sandwich is “go early and often.” And by “early” I don’t mean in the... Read More »

Season’s Must-Haves: Electric Bicycle

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The eGO Cycle is emissions-free, nearly silent, and easy to ride. (Remember how comfy the saddle seat of... Read More »

Season’s Must-Haves: Indoor Rowing

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Who among us hasn’t made a New Year’s resolution to lose that holiday flab? Well, here’s Yankee‘s secret... Read More »

Secrets of Preserving Leaves Activity

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When I was a little girl, I had a three-block walk to school. On these walks in the... Read More »

Simple Holiday-Table Settings

Simple Holiday-Table Settings

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Customize your holiday table with this simple place setting from Matthew Mead. Before setting the table, Matthew says... Read More »

Sparkly Winter Wreath | Christmas Decor

Sparkly Winter Wreath | Christmas Decor

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Instructions to Make a Sparkly Winter Wreath 1. Wrap a Styrofoam wreath form with silver fabric ribbon. 2.... Read More »

Thanksgiving Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles

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Find bottle gourds at Michael’s, The Arts & Crafts Store, or a local farm stand. (This is the... Read More »

Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist

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Say good-bye to the stiff floral arrangements of olden days for this Thanksgiving table setting. To achieve this... Read More »

The Connecticut Antiques Trail

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The broad, mile-long Main Street of Woodbury, Connecticut, is lined with remarkable historic homes built since the town’s... Read More »

The Detail

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An interesting window configuration in the living room is one of Gretchen Dow Simpson’s pleasures. In this triple-fixed... Read More »

Tiny Trees

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Nothing is more festive than a Christmas tree. Matthew buys small live trees, wraps colorful textured fabric around... Read More »

Treetop Retreat Resources

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Resources Doug Riley, Black River Log Homes, Springfield, VT. 802-885-8423. Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out... Read More »

Treetop Retreat: Home Projects

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Project: Backyard Tree House Jeannie and Gus Merwin’s backyard is 14 acres of New Hampshire woodland. “Peaceful” is... Read More »

Turn Your House Into an Energy Star

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You don’t have to start with new construction to have a more efficient house. These home improvement tips... Read More »

Turn Your House Into an Energy Star

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1. Effective Insulation [What you can do] Reduce heat loss through the roof by making sure you have... Read More »

Waterfront House in Jamestown, RI | Home Decor

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To look at Casey and Garret Roberts’ home, you’d think it was part of the coastline. Their Rhode... Read More »

Weekend: Sandwich, Massachusetts

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I’m not a good one to tell you what to do in Sandwich, Massachusetts, especially if you have... Read More »



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