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New England speaks to people in different ways. Seemingly everyone who's spent time in our region has a lasting impression of it, and we at Yankee Magazine feel the same way.

We've created this blog to let our staff to share their own thoughts on New England. Keep reading and you just may get a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes at Yankee.

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Recipe Testing at Yankee Publishing

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One of the great perks of working at Yankee Publishing is the occasional opportunity to help the food... Read More »

Red Chair Visits Yankee Magazine

Red Chair Visits Yankee Magazine

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On a late September day, the Red Chair made its way to the small town of Dublin, New... Read More »

Behind the Scenes at a Yankee Cookbook Photo Shoot

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Before I accepted my Assistant Editor position here at Yankee Magazine back in November 2011, I was a... Read More »

Interning at Yankee Magazine

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When I learned I had been accepted to an internship with a publishing company, I was envisioning a... Read More »

The World of Winter Squared

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The calendar on the day these words will first appear will read January 27, 2012.  But in our... Read More »

What a Difference a Word Makes

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During the last several months, I’ve been proofreading some of the copy for advertisements, newsletters, and Yankee stories. This... Read More »

Sunlight Prints

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One of my favorite gifts I found for my daughters this past Christmas was a sunlight print kit... Read More »

Loving Winter in New England: Creating a Special Jan/Feb Cover

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I’ve always found the production cycle of a magazine to be fairly odd. My last blog entry on... 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 »

The Yankee Archives: Christmas Dinner for Horses

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With a history as long and colorful as Yankee’s, poking through the archives can easily swallow up an... Read More »

Getting to Know Provincetown

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There is no better way to know a famous tourist town than arriving off season, when the tourists ... Read More »

Choosing the Best Yankee Stories of the Year

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Each November the City and Regional Magazine Association asks editors of its nearly 70 member publications to choose... Read More »

Country Mouse Comes Home

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My first few weeks as both a New Hampshire resident and an employee of Yankee Publishing officially mark... Read More »

The Power of Blogging

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A few years ago, Yankee’s editor, Mel Allen, wrote a comprehensive guide outlining the steps to follow if... Read More »

Yankee Editor Mel Allen’s First Byline

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The other day I was cleaning out a closet, where I have stacked too many boxes of papers... 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 »

A Trip to Hancock Shaker Village

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Last week, I headed to the Berkshires with my colleague, Justin, for the day.  We had planned to... Read More »

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Whoopie Pie Cake | A New Wedding Trend?

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When my husband and I got married, there was one thing we were certain about: We didn’t want... Read More »

Food Photography: Edible Exposure

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Recently, our photo-editor Heather Marcus and I took a break from our offices in Dublin to attend a... 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 »

Earl Proulx’s Recipe for Homemade Silver Cleaner

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More often than not, when I meet a longtime Yankee reader and tell him or her that I... 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 »

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 »

Of Fireworks and Yard Sales

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The Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Festival of Fireworks is an annual event that bills itself as “the best fireworks... 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 »

Maine Summer Vacation

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At the end of July, my husband Jim and I packed the car with bikes, kayaks, and Brewski,... Read More »

YMCA Camp of Maine | Return to Summer Camp

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If you picked up the July/August issue of Yankee Magazine, I hope you took time to peruse the... Read More »



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