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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.
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 »

Where to Find Giant Pumpkins in New England

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

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

Bold Coast Trail in Maine

23 votes, 4.13 avg. rating (82% score)

The Bold Coast Trail in Maine—a pristine and at times solitary trek along rugged ocean cliffs and through... Read More »

Covered Bridges Half Marathon | Woodstock, Vermont

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

  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

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

Terri Nunan and her family own Nunan’s Lobster Hut in Kennebunkport, Maine. Lobster eating is not for the dainty;... Read More »

Rooftop Pergola Home Projects

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

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

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

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

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

It seems that everyone becomes a flower child during the Nantucket Daffodil Festival in April. The 2016 Daffodil Festival... Read More »

Sunday at Pats Peak

Sunday at Pats Peak

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% 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

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% 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

12 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% 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

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

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

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

  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 (92% 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

6 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% 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

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

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 (92% 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 »

Nantucket Beach Erosion | A Disappearing Island

3 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (88% score)

On a Friday in mid-October, Eugene Ratner takes stock of the churning sea in front of his home... Read More »

Slide Show | Running a New England B&B

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?

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

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



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