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Debbie Despres

Biography:

Debbie Despres is an associate editor for the magazine. Deb is the primary fact checker for Yankee Magazine and also contributes content to each issue. A member of YPI’s corporate staff since 2000, Deb joined Yankee’s editorial team in 2011. A native of New Hampshire, with a work history that includes several years in the travel industry, she enjoys discovering new destinations, and the myriad of road trip opportunities unique to New England.

Cornish, New Hampshire | Home of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The little town of Cornish, New Hampshire, is a quiet place—no bustling shopping malls, no varied dining options.... Read More »

Ticonderoga | Lake Champlain’s Steamboat

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Launched in 1906, the Ticonderoga (or the Ti, for those who knew it well) was a state-of-the-art side-wheel... Read More »

Tower Hill Botanic Garden | A Colorful Showplace in Central Massachusetts

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in the inviting town of Boylston, Massachusetts, earned a spot on Yankee’s “Best Public... Read More »

The Village of Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire

The Village of Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire

Just the other day, when the sky was a piercingly clear blue and much of the region was... Read More »

The Boston Terrier | Up Close

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In the 1860s a cross between a White English Terrier (now extinct) and an English Bulldog resulted in... Read More »

Marshmallow Fluff | Infographic

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You know it’s white, sticky and delicious, but did you also know that Marshmallow Fluff has less sugar... Read More »

Old Sturbridge Village | A Christmas by Candlelight Celebration

Last December I finally made the trek to Old Sturbridge during their Christmas by Candlelight celebration.  It’s about... Read More »

Historic Hancock, New Hampshire | A Gem in the Monadnock Region

The village of Hancock, New Hampshire, is certainly resplendent in autumn, and spring and summer show off the... Read More »

Atlantic Puffins | New England By the Numbers

Atlantic Puffins | New England By the Numbers

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One pair of puffins nesting in the U.S. in 1901 (on Matinicus Rock, Maine) 1,000 pairs (approx.) of... Read More »

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum | A Rare Find in Newport, Rhode Island

What you can experience here in the Ocean State, you can’t experience anywhere else in New England—nor in... Read More »

Nubble Lighthouse | Facts and Trivia

Nubble Lighthouse | Facts and Trivia

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DON’T MISS: Photos of New England’s Most Famous Lighthouses.   The Cape Neddick Light Station, a.k.a. Nubble Light,... Read More »

Star Island, New Hampshire | Island Day Trip

Star Island, New Hampshire | Island Day Trip

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A porch-rocking, photo-snapping kind of day on Star Island, New Hampshire … MORNING & AFTERNOON: The Isles of... Read More »

Castle in the Clouds | On Top of the World in New Hampshire

A trip to Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, reveals there’s even more here than the... Read More »

Travel | Little Red Riding Hood’s “Pickity Place” in Mason, NH

Travel | Little Red Riding Hood’s “Pickity Place” in Mason, NH

Journey alongside the Souhegan River and down winding country lanes in the tiny town of Mason in southwestern... Read More »

NewEnglandville’s Favorite Winter Events

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JAN. 19-27: STOWE, VERMONT (pop. 4,339) Stowe Winter Carnival. Winter fun, just when you need it most. Now... Read More »

Exploring Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham, Massachusetts, may be a bustling city today, but in the late 1700s and into the next century,... Read More »

Bristol, Rhode Island | Fall Day Trip

It’s a late fall day and most of the blooms are past peak.  But as I unfold from... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Mrs. Nelson’s Chocolates

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Just after Thanksgiving, as far back into my childhood as I can remember, my mother’s Aunt Kay and... Read More »

Exploring Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Throughout the 300+ mile drive from our New Hampshire home to the Bar Harbor area of Maine, my... Read More »

Royal Lipizzan Stallions Come to Connecticut’s Quiet Corner

Yankee’s Top Summer Events from the May/June 2012 issue featured a late August performance by Herrmanns’ Royal Lipizzan... Read More »

Exploring Historic Wethersfield, Connecticut

Where’s the oldest and largest historic district in the state of Connecticut? In Wethersfield, of course. Founded in... Read More »

Exploring Peterborough, New Hampshire

When my uncles visited from Texas last summer, they informed me they’d spent one entire lazy day just... Read More »

RESOURCE LIST: New England Fixers

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Our handy list of “fixers” will lead you to the craftsmen in your area who can fix your... Read More »

A Select Guide to Fixers Around New England

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QUILTS Betsey Telford-Goodwin stocks fabrics dating back to 1780, so there’s a decent chance of matching materials when... Read More »

What a Difference a Word Makes

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During the last several months, I’ve been proofreading some of the copy for advertisements, newsletters, and Yankee stories. This... Read More »

A Trip to Hancock Shaker Village

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Last week, I headed to the Berkshires with my colleague, Justin, for the day.  We had planned to... Read More »

Of Fireworks and Yard Sales

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The Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Festival of Fireworks is an annual event that bills itself as “the best fireworks... Read More »



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