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Ian Aldrich

Biography:

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.

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens

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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

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

The man with the daffodil head wrap was impossible to ignore. There he sat, big smile, friendly wave,... Read More »

Sunday at Pats Peak

Sunday at Pats Peak

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

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

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

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

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

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

What Stories Does a Quilt Tell Us | The Big Question

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We ask quilt restorer Betsey Telford-Goodwin … what stories does a quilt tell us? In the late 1970s,... Read More »

The Caretaker of The Elms in Newport, Rhode Island

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  Harold Mathews has been looking after The Elms, a 48-room Newport mansion, for 30 years. It was... Read More »

How to Prune an Apple Tree | Expert Advice

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

Apple grower and writer Michael Phillips is the author of The Holistic Orchard. He lives in Groveton, New... Read More »

Zipline Tour at Bretton Woods

5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (86% score)

I tend to my roll my eyes at New Englanders who begin complaining about winter before the calendar... Read More »

How to Make a Gingerbread House | Expert Advice

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If you’ve never attempted to make a gingerbread house before, MaryJane Robbins has some words of advice: It... Read More »

50 Years After the Death of John F. Kennedy | A Hometown Remembers

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

  Fifty years after the death of President John F. Kennedy, those who knew him and his extended... Read More »

The Man Who Saves Covered Bridges

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

  In the spring of 1954, Milton Graton landed a job that would change his life and the... Read More »

A Day At Davis Family Farm

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

On a recent pristine autumn day I visited Davis Family Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, with my two-year-old son.... Read More »

Slide Show | Running a New England B&B

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

Yankee went behind the scenes at a Vermont inn to experience first-hand what it’s like to run a... Read More »

Beach Access Controversy | Who Owns the Beach?

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Editor’s Note: On February 4, 2014, The Maine Supreme Judicial Court overturned a ruling that granted the public... Read More »

New Hampshire’s North Country | Power of Place Photographs

6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (91% score)

Since Yankee’s start in 1935, our pages have explored how are roots and where we come from, define... Read More »

Homemade Ice Cream | Tips from Ice Cream Guru Gus Rancatore

Homemade Ice Cream | Tips from Ice Cream Guru Gus Rancatore

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

For more than 30 years Gus Rancatore has served up ice cream flavors, from bourbon black pepper to... Read More »

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts | Island Day Trip

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts | Island Day Trip

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

If only a day at Martha’s Vineyard were endless … Morning: Your journey begins on a boat. Catch... Read More »

Building a Rock Wall | Ask the Expert

Building a Rock Wall | Ask the Expert

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In the middle of the 19th century, when America was still a farming nation, more than 250,000 miles... Read More »

Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival

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

Spring can be a funny business in New England. You’re loading up the wood stove one day, and... 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 »

Saturday Escape to Jay Peak’s Pump House

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February can be a tricky time of year for even the hardiest of New Englanders.  A few months... Read More »

Saturday at the New England Aquarium

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What happens when you bring a quizzical two-year-old to a museum stocked full of exotic marine life? Simple... Read More »

Canterbury Shaker Village

2 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Summer vacations have always been a quiet affair for me. I live in southern New Hamsphire, in a... Read More »

Here in New England: The Man Who Watches Bears

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

The bears will soon be here. Ben Kilham is confident of that. It’s a mild evening in early... Read More »

Two Days in Northampton, Massachusetts

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After the birth of our son my wife and I made a pact to incorporate more rituals into... Read More »

Christmas Comes to Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has many different identities. There’s Market Square, of course, and buzz of shops and restaurants... Read More »



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