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Adventure: Indoor Skydiving

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

When I returned home with my son — Henry, age 11 — from an outing at SkyVenture New... Read More »

Around Cape Ann With a Paddle

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The 20-mile Blackburn Challenge, “the East Coast’s premier open-water human-powered boat competition,” is named for a Gloucester fisherman... Read More »

Artist Oliver Balf Remembered | My Father’s Canvas

9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

When the family of artist Oliver Balf combed through a lifetime of paintings, they discovered truths about the... Read More »

Best 5 Mountain-Bike Trails

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Longtime Yankee contributor and Massachusetts native Todd Balf, who has ridden mountain-bike trails from New Zealand to Venezuela.... Read More »

Cold Water Swimmer

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Lynne Cox’s strange and wonderful relationship with the coldest waters on the planet began, naturally, as a youngster... Read More »

Racing with Henry

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I gave Henry his first bike as a pre-birthday present, thinking that early November might be too late... Read More »

Rockport, MA | Paintings

1 vote, 2.00 avg. rating (59% score)

I recently visited my father’s art studio in Rockport. He had a show with a Cape Ann theme... Read More »

Ship’s Cabin | The Most Unusual Room in New England

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

On the top floor of the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts, is a once-secret room soaked in the... Read More »

Sportswriter Jackie MacMullan | The Big Question

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“As a kid in Westwood, Massachusetts, all I ever wanted to do was play street hockey. My house... Read More »

The Big Question: How Do You Swim in Really Cold Water?

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Lynne Cox’s strange and wonderful relationship with the coldest waters on the planet began as a youngster turning... Read More »



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