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Ian Aldrich


Senior editor of Yankee Magazine: Ian, a native New Englander who has worked and freelanced for Yankee for the past decade, writes feature stories, home pieces, and helps manage the magazine's up-front section, First Light. His stories have ranged from exploring the community impact from a church poisoning in a small town in northern Maine to dissecting the difficulties facing Nantucket around its problems with erosion. In addition to his connection to Yankee, Ian worked as a senior editor of Cincinnati Magazine for several years.

How to Take Your Best Fall Foliage Photos Ever | New England’s Gifts

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Photographer Kindra Clineff has been shooting foliage for Yankee since 1989. She shared her top tips on how... Read More »

How to Make Preserves | Ask the Expert

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Third-generation jam maker Vicky Allard —who owns and runs Blake Hill Preserves — shares her tips on how... Read More »

How to Take Memorable Travel Photos | Ask the Expert

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Over the past decade, photographer Sara Gray’s travel assignments have taken her nearly everywhere in New England. She... Read More »

Cape Cod National Seashore | The Beach That Saved the Cape

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Cape Cod National Seashore protects miles of dunes, beach, and wild lands in the heart of one of... Read More »

Federal House in Middletown, CT | Home Again

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When a Federal house in Middletown, CT, spoke to Tammy and Doug Mackeown, they were willing to move... Read More »

Tips to Make Old Houses Energy Efficient

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This historic-homes expert shares her tips for making old houses energy efficient.   No matter how much you... Read More »

What’s it Like to Make Your Own Weather? | Big Q

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Doug Fichera has been in the snowmaking business for 15 years—which doesn’t sound all that impressive until you... Read More »

Martha’s Vineyard Winter Weekend Retreat

Martha’s Vineyard Winter Weekend Retreat

You may not think of Martha’s Vineyard as a winter getaway, but you should. In early February, my... Read More »

Sunbeam | Mission to Maine

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Sea smoke pours off the water and encircles the islands–Great Cranberry, Sutton, and Swans–giving a dreamy look to... Read More »

Angels Among Us 2014

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Our annual celebration of ordinary New Englanders — the angels among us — who are making an extraordinary difference in... Read More »

The Omni Mount Washington Resort | A Winter Weekend Away

Built in the shadow of Mount Washington in 1902, the Omni Mount Washington Resort in the White Mountains... Read More »

Cooking the Perfect Roast Chicken

Cooking the Perfect Roast Chicken

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Chef and restaurant owner Marjorie Druker lives in Newton, Massachusetts. “If you can make a great roast chicken,”... Read More »

The Mohawk Trail Turns 100

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Since New England’s first offical “scenic tourist route” opened on October 22, 1914, millions of drivers have discovered... Read More »

How Do You Grow Giant Pumpkins? | Big Question with Steve Connolly

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In the world of giant-pumpkin growing, Steve Connolly is one of its stars. In 2000 he became the... Read More »

Where to Find Giant Pumpkins in New England

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Check out some of the world’s biggest pumpkins (and their growers) in person at these festivals. Call ahead... Read More »

The Wellfleet Drive-In | Cape Cod

It was a good hour before dusk when we rolled into the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.... Read More »

How to Create the Perfect Backyard Garden

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Avid gardener and blogger Michael Gordon, who lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, shares his secrets on how to... Read More »

U.S. Coast Guard Academy | Swab Summer

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Each summer a new class of Coast Guard recruits, known as “swabs,” begin their education with a seven-week... Read More »

Bold Coast Trail in Maine

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  Photographs: Maine’s Bold Coast Trail Travel Resources: New England Cliff Walks It was a small lighthouse that... Read More »

Covered Bridges Half Marathon | Woodstock, Vermont

  Last summer, a close friend and I were sitting around talking about our favorite road races. Almost... Read More »

How to Eat a Lobster | Expert Advice

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Terri Nunan and her family own Nunan’s Lobster Hut in Kennebunkport, Maine. Much of Terri Nunan’s life has... Read More »

Rooftop Pergola Home Projects

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When Dan Thibeault moved into his second-floor condominium in a rehabbed 1830s-era mill building in Peterborough, New Hampshire,... Read More »

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens

I n early March I hit the wall with winter. I mean, slammed into it; just a full... Read More »

Nantucket Daffodil Festival | One Million Daffodils

Nantucket Daffodil Festival | One Million Daffodils

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It seems that everyone becomes a flower child during the Nantucket Flower Festival in April. The 2015 Daffodil... Read More »

Sunday at Pats Peak

Sunday at Pats Peak

For most of this winter I debated whether to introduce my three-year-old son, Calvin, to downhill skiing. I... Read More »

How to Make a New House Look Old | Advice from Bob Vila

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Bob Vila is the former host of several home-improvement TV programs, including This Old House and Bob Vila’s... Read More »

Gordon and Mary Hayward’s Vermont Farmhouse | The Gardener’s House

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Over the past 30 years, a famous garden designer and his wife have transformed a dilapidated Vermont farmhouse... Read More »

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