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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.

How to Prune an Apple Tree | Expert Advice

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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

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

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  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

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  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

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

Slide Show | Running a New England B&B

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Saturday Escape to Jay Peak’s Pump House

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

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

The Encyclopedia of Fall: S is for Shutterbug

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In 1935, Kodak introduced modern color film and along the way sparked a foliage-photography revolution. Nothing brought out... Read More »

Canterbury Shaker Village

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

The Man Who Watches Bears | Here in New England

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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

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

Christmas Comes to Portsmouth

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

The Future Calls

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Here’s an interesting little secret about magazine editors: We’re time travelers. Yes, it’s true. Okay, it’s not the kind of... Read More »

Angels Among Us

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These dedicated New Englanders are making an extraordinary difference in the communities around them. The Home Maker DICK... Read More »

Voices From the Flood

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In the year since Tropical Storm Irene barreled through New England, Vermont continues to recover. The storm claimed... Read More »

The First Time Canner

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A few weeks ago while taking a quick after-work tour of my vegetable garden I made an important... Read More »

How to Carve a Better Jack-o’-Lantern | DIY Instructions

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Professional carver Sean Fitzpatrick, owner of Fitzy Snowman Sculpting (fitzysnowman.com), which also specializes in snow, ice, and sand,... Read More »

The Gardener Versus the Groundhog

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What induces a man to retrieve old cat litter from the garbage and then wander outside under a... Read More »

Message In a Box: Pen Pals

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Pen Pals It’s been said many times that Yankee stories are different than other kinds of magazine stories.... Read More »



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