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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.

Born to be a Tugboat Captain | Traditionalists

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

Doug Fournier knows that he’ll be noticed only if something goes wrong. Which is why he describes his job,... Read More »

Build an Outdoor Shower

6 votes, 3.17 avg. rating (65% score)

A Block Island couple gives the post-beach rinse an elegant twist with this outdoor shower. PROJECT: BUILD AN... Read More »

In This Issue | Yankee Plus April 2016

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

One of the perks of working at Yankee is the chance so many of us, who’ve called New... Read More »

Race to the Ballot Box in New Hampshire

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

When the citizens of three tiny New Hampshire communities gather at midnight to cast their votes, more than... Read More »

In This Issue | Yankee Plus February 2016

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

New Englanders pack a certain reverence for big weather. There’s a pride in claiming to have lived through... Read More »

Martha’s Vineyard Winter Weekend Retreat

Martha’s Vineyard Winter Weekend Retreat

5 votes, 3.40 avg. rating (69% score)

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

Old School | Yankee Ingenuity

9 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (73% score)

A New Hampshire cabinetmaker gave his new kitchen island the antique treatment. Rough handling and a unique hand-finishing... Read More »

In This Issue | Yankee Plus December 2015

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

The holiday season is a dangerous and delicious time of year at the Yankee offices.  Departmental parties and... Read More »

Our 9th Annual Appreciation of Angels Among Us

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

Ordinary people with extraordinary hearts. The Weight of a Stone Dave Cote A bank of steel-gray clouds had... Read More »

The Protector of Covered Bridges | New England’s Gifts

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

W. E. B. Du Bois | New England’s Gifts

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Would there have been a Malcolm X or a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. without W. E.... Read More »

Chebeague Island Inn | Late Fall Maine Getaway

Chebeague Island Inn | Late Fall Maine Getaway

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

During the summer, the population of Chebeague Island off the coast of Maine swells to close to 2,000... Read More »

Durgin–Park | New England’s Gifts

Durgin–Park | New England’s Gifts

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

At Boston’s Durgin–Park, you enjoy the same kind of meal—pot roast, baked beans, Indian pudding—that diners did when... Read More »

In This Issue | Yankee Plus Autumn 2015

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

History means something to us. In 1935 Yankee’s founder, Robb Sagendorph, created something unique: a magazine that held... Read More »

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

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

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

13 votes, 4.81 avg. rating (94% score)

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

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

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

Cape Cod National Seashore | The Beach That Saved the Cape

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

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

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

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

Sunbeam | Mission to Maine

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

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

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

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

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

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

11 votes, 4.09 avg. rating (81% score)

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

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

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

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

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



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