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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.

Hungrytown Music Review

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For the past five years, this husband-and-wife duo has been enjoying a second honeymoon as one of the... Read More »

Library Naming Opportunity

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Is it worth one million dollars to have a library named in your honor? Liz Bedard certainly hopes... Read More »

Plimoth Plantation | Living-History Museum

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Yankee Classic: 1983 interview with a Plimoth interpreter As a historian, I prefer my history dead. Living-history museums... Read More »

Bird Mancini | Funny Day Music Review

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I really didn’t know what to make of Boston-based Bird Mancini when they slid their last album across... Read More »

Sophia Thoreau Leaves | Concord Museum Exhibit

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Henry David Thoreau’s poetry inscribed on leaves. The symbiotic link between nature and literature is perhaps nowhere more... Read More »

Jennifer Hruska | The Underground Forest Music Review

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Boston-based musician Jennifer Hruska has made her career on the less glamorous side of the record industry. She’s... Read More »

Kris Delmhorst | Shotgun Singer Music Review

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New England is awash in young musicians challenging the traditional concept of folk music. The genre has become... Read More »

Emilia Dahlin | Music Review

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From the opening licks of Emilia Dahlin’s “God Machine,” it’s clear that she’s something special. In a region... Read More »

Walden Pond

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Walden Pond State Reservation Open year-round 8 a.m.-sunset; day use only. $5/vehicle parking fee. Route 126 South, Concord... Read More »

‘Sunflowers for Wishes’

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“This is a good thing.” It’s a mantra Duane Button repeats often. When asked to explain what he... Read More »

Tuller Family, Ice Cream Makers, West Simsbury, Connecticut

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The Tullers have been working this same land since 1768. Now they’ve taken the venerable “do it simple,... Read More »

Eben Horton, Glassblower, Wakefield, Rhode Island

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If Eben Horton minds the crowd of tourists, he doesn’t show it. His studio operates out of an... Read More »

Dylan in the Movies | Feel the Pull Music Review

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Dylan in the Movies is the type of band I can’t help but root for. The band’s founder... Read More »

Lissa Schneckenburger | Song Music Review

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Fiddle virtuoso Lissa Schneckenburger’s latest album Song is, in a word, unexpected. The album is clearly a labor... Read More »

Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA | Audio Tour

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Take a room-by-room tour of New England history with assistant editor Justin Shatwell as he visits Memorial Hall... Read More »

The Kaddish Project by Lawrence Siegel

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“Tikkun olam”: to heal the world. That’s the auspicious goal of the New Hampshire-based Kaddish Project, named for... Read More »

Dentzel Carousel | Local Treasure

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Gripping the wild mane of a galloping, whirling carousel horse is a memory we all share from childhood.... Read More »

Eli Reed & the True Loves | Music Review

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When leading a revival of an all-but-dead genre, it’s not enough to be good — you have to... Read More »

Spouse | Relocation Tactics Music Review

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Spouse’s Relocation Tactics is one of those guerrilla albums that ambush you 12 hours after you first listen... Read More »

Cinnamon Girl | Music Review

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For someone with a highly limited music budget, tribute albums can be a source of great anxiety. They... Read More »

Shantok Ware Pot | Local Treasure

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Passing through the ultra-lifelike dioramas of Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot Museum, visitors speak in hushed tones as though they’re... Read More »

Portsmouth Music Hall | Writers on a New England Stage

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The hum of the expectant crowd dies immediately as the lights go down in the packed auditorium. The... Read More »

Jon Shain | Army Jacket Winter Music Review

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I first saw Jon Shain at the tiny black box theater at the Mansfield Music and Arts Society.... Read More »

The Book Barn, Niantic, CT | Family Day-Trip

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Is The Book Barn in Niantic, Connecticut,  the most unusual bookstore in New England? Nestled in a wooded... Read More »

Lake Champlain Bridge

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The opening of the Lake Champlain Bridge in 1929 inspired cheering crowds, marching bands, and grinning politicians. Everyone... Read More »

St. Ann’s Church in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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The intricate murals blanketing the walls and ceiling of St. Ann’s Church bring a taste of Renaissance Italy... Read More »

Robert Frost Farm

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The verdant forests and rolling hills surrounding this old farmhouse were the inspiration for Robert Frost’s early career.... Read More »



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