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Justin Shatwell

Biography:

Justin Shatwell is a longtime contributor to Yankee Magazine whose work explores the unique history, culture, and art that sets New England apart from the rest of the world. His article, The Memory Keeper (March/April 2011 issue), was named a finalist for profile of the year by the City and Regional Magazine Association.

Yarn Bombing | Only in New England

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In downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, there’s one tree that looks particularly well prepared for winter. A colorful stockinette sweater... Read More »

The Haunting of Yankee’s Parking Lot

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A month ago I posted an article about the odd attraction people have to our parking lot and... Read More »

The Old Ship Meeting House | Local Treasure

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On Sunday morning, the doors of the Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham, Massachusetts, swing open to embrace... Read More »

Kringle and Yankee Candle | Scented-Candle Showdown

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It used to be that if you wanted to spend an entire afternoon shopping for candles in the... Read More »

Darn Kids, Get Off My Lawn!

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What is it about a rectangular patch of grass that so captivates the New England psyche?  Is it... Read More »

Ethan Daniels, Underwater Photographer

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As a child on Cape Cod, Ethan Daniels fell in love with water and the mysteries within it. ... Read More »

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony | The Mad Scientists’ Ball

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Often the smartest person in the room is also the weirdest, a fact that is rarely more evident... Read More »

A Road Less Traveled

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My editor and a longtime travel writer, Mel Allen, often hands out the sagely advice to “get lost,... Read More »

International Cryptozoology Museum | Only in New England

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There’s nothing more persuasive than a skeptical believer. Of course, Loren Coleman, founder of the International Cryptozoology Museum... Read More »

Stephen Huneck | Here In New England

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When artist Stephen Huneck died last year, he left behind his beautiful Dog Mountain park and chapel, his... Read More »

My Worst Hike Ever

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Climbing Mount Sunapee in early June was not my best plan ever. I was in the area this... Read More »

My Worst Hike Ever

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Climbing Mount Sunapee in early June was not my best plan ever. I was in the area this... Read More »

Life, Death, and Magazines at the CRMA Conference

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What do you get when you fill a hotel ballroom with magazine editors? A whole lot of doubt,... Read More »

Life, Death, and Magazines at the CRMA Conference

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What do you get when you fill a hotel ballroom with magazine editors? A whole lot of doubt,... Read More »

Perusing the Yankee Index

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Yankee has been publishing stories since 1935. Occasionally the need arises for us to go back and find... Read More »

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site | Local Treasure

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William Tecumseh Sherman looks as though he hasn’t slept in 36 hours. His brow is sagging and creased,... Read More »

Child Labor Photos by Lewis Hine | The Memory Keeper

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All but lost to the ages were the lives of child laborers in Winchendon, Massachusetts, photographed a century... Read More »

Dinosaur Tracks Collection | Local Treasure

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When young Pliny Moody dug an odd-looking rock out of his family’s field in 1802, he wasn’t sure... Read More »

Traveler Food and Books | Only in New England

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Off exit 74 on I-84, the quizzical yellow sign that reads Traveler Food and Books is, if nothing... Read More »

JCB Library Treasures | Photographs

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View slides of some of the John Carter Brown Library’s most treasured collections. Read More »

Fetchstix Dog Toys | Only in New England

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When we first heard about Fetchstix, the initial question that came to mind was: “Is this an example... Read More »

John Carter Brown Library | Local Treasure

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The Columbus letter is thinner than you’d expect–just a few pages of Latin type and a handful of... Read More »

The Crèche at Regina Laudis | Local Treasure

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If the crèche at the Abbey of Regina Laudis strikes you as a little out of place, there’s... Read More »

Berlin Dictionary | Only in New England

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As a native of Berlin, New Hampshire, Rachelle Beaudoin knows the difference between fesses and foufounes. She jokes... Read More »

Bevin Bros. Manufacturing Company | Where the Bells Ring On

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If the Bevin Bros. Manufacturing Company had gone out of business, we would have written you a pretty... Read More »

Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts | Local Treasure

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Before Anaïs Mitchell can take the stage, Matt Smith, manager of Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts, takes the... Read More »

North Adams, Massachusetts | The Stupidest Thing We Ever Said

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How much rope do you need to hang yourself? About nine words’ worth, apparently. “North Adams is still... Read More »



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