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May/June 2007

Feature Stories

A Beautiful Blade

A Beautiful Blade
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A paddle is a canoeist’s best friend; a good one delivers a powerful stroke with ease. This native... Read More »

A Bicycle Built for You

A Bicycle Built for You
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A bike is a bike, right? Not so for Seven Cycles. Each bicycle — mountain or road —... Read More »

Here in New England: Hank, a Well-Traveled Dog

Here in New England: Hank, a Well-Traveled Dog
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There are stories that belong to a place as much as landscape or houses or the people who... Read More »

Is Squam Lake Still Golden?

Is Squam Lake Still Golden?
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Twenty-six years after the film, the image still lingers: Henry Fonda and Kate Hepburn, in the twilight of... Read More »

Magical Wand

Magical Wand
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For fly-fishing enthusiasts, the coveted tool is a bamboo fly rod. David Kenney, of Middlesex, Vermont, originally started... Read More »

Retro Ride

Retro Ride
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Mike LaVecchia and a few friends love to hang out at Long Sands Beach in York Beach, Maine.... Read More »

Speaking My Mind: What is your pet worth?

Speaking My Mind: What is your pet worth?
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Our dog, Teddy is priceless because he is a unique animal, and because through a lot of nurturing... Read More »

Tee Off

Tee Off
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Did you know that most pro golfers wear shoes made in Brockton, Massachusetts? FootJoy-brand golf shoes are the... Read More »

Food

Asparagus Hummus Served with Dukkah Spiced Pita Chips

Asparagus Hummus Served with Dukkah Spiced Pita Chips
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Asparagus Salad with Peas and Toasted Almonds

Asparagus Salad with Peas and Toasted Almonds
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Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart
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Asparagus Tips

Asparagus Tips
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Photo/Art by Michael Paul/ Stockfood Asparagus cultivation dates back to early Greek and Roman civilizations, but our local... Read More »

Bedeviled Eggs

Bedeviled Eggs
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Best Cook: Strawberries

Best Cook: Strawberries
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For four precious weeks in early summer, strawberries by the ton come up out of Maxwell’s strawberry fields,... Read More »

Chilled Asparagus Vichyssoise with Ginger Cream and Crabmeat

Chilled Asparagus Vichyssoise with Ginger Cream and Crabmeat
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Crab Salad Wrapper

Crab Salad Wrapper
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Easy Meal at a Lakeside Retreat

Easy Meal at a Lakeside Retreat
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Here’s a recipe for a good day: Take one lakeside home; add four friends and fresh local ingredients.... Read More »

Fried Oyster Roll

Fried Oyster Roll

Fried Oyster Roll
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Krumkaker

Krumkaker
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Lemony Asparagus and Spring Pea Salad with Roasted Almonds

Lemony Asparagus and Spring Pea Salad with Roasted Almonds
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Nana’s Brisket Sandwich With Grainy Mustard

Nana’s Brisket Sandwich With Grainy Mustard
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Prosciutto Tramezzini

Prosciutto Tramezzini
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Roasted Asparagus with Black Olive Aioli

Roasted Asparagus with Black Olive Aioli
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Sensational Summer Sandwiches

Sensational Summer Sandwiches
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The particular beauty of a sandwich is its portability: All of these recipes are designed to pack and... Read More »

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Strawberry and Spinach Salad
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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake
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Trout with Spring Vegetable M

Trout with Spring Vegetable M
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Turkey Club Sandwich

Turkey Club Sandwich
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Ultimate Garden Salad

Ultimate Garden Salad
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Home & Garden

Cottage Addition on a Budget

Cottage Addition on a Budget
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When graphic designer Carol Kolodny built her cottage in Vineyard Haven in 1981, she had plenty of room... Read More »

House For Sale: Winchester, Massachusetts

House For Sale: Winchester, Massachusetts
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If you were planning to move to a town in the immediate Boston area, Winchester would have to... Read More »

Koi Pond: Home Projects

Koi Pond: Home Projects
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Project: Indoor-outdoor koi pond When John and Charlotte Pratt relocated to Bethlehem, Connecticut, they transported the koi from... Read More »

Passamaquoddy Life Preserved in Birch Bark

Passamaquoddy Life Preserved in Birch Bark
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It has been said that art is the signature of a civilization. Like all signatures, it is unique... Read More »

Real Solutions: leaf damage and grass under trees

Real Solutions: leaf damage and grass under trees
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The leaves on my blueberry bushes and crab apple trees are tattered. I notice lots of inch-long green... Read More »

Travel

Cape Ann, Massachusetts: The Other Cape

Cape Ann, Massachusetts: The Other Cape
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It happens often as you drive around Cape Ann, the rocky headland jutting into the Atlantic 30 miles... Read More »

Connecticut Drive: Litchfield County

Connecticut Drive: Litchfield County
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By Carol Cambo Get map of this trip. Yankee‘s driving tour of Litchfield County in the northwest corner... Read More »

Newfound Lake: Most Beautiful Lake in New Hampshire

Newfound Lake: Most Beautiful Lake in New Hampshire
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Woods and water are essential to a New England summer vacation, and, standing near the tip of Paradise... Read More »

Newport, Rhode Island: Waterfront

Newport, Rhode Island: Waterfront
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In a place as bustling as Newport’s waterfront, what can be most memorable is a tucked-away café, a... Read More »

Vermont: Montgomery, Vergennes, Norwich, and Newfane

Vermont: Montgomery, Vergennes, Norwich, and Newfane
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It takes time, determination, and a certain frame of mind to give a town a distinctive personality. Vermont... Read More »

Washington, Maine: Medomak Family Camp

Washington, Maine: Medomak Family Camp
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As dawn broke over the lake this morning, your daughter caught her first perch. A few hours later,... Read More »

What the Locals Know

What the Locals Know
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Searching through her grandfather’s attic, local graphic designer Seania McCarthy discovered a clipping about a deserted village in... Read More »

What the Locals Know

What the Locals Know
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Kathy English, who works at Kennedy Brothers, remembers when Hollywood descended on Vergennes and its environs to make... Read More »

What the Locals Know

What the Locals Know
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For spectacular 360-degree views of the Connecticut River Valley and beyond, head a half mile north of the... Read More »

What the Locals Know

What the Locals Know
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Bookseller Mary Hill likes to scout out the town’s quirky markers and gravestones. “Up on Newfane Hill, west... Read More »

What the Locals Know

What the Locals Know
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Leave behind the downtown hubbub of the wharves and head north of the Goat Island causeway to discover... Read More »

More Great Stories

4 Asparagus Recipes

4 Asparagus Recipes
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It’s versatile! Make hummus, soup, hors d’oeuvres, or salad with this spring green vegetable. Delight your guests with... Read More »

6 Lunchbox Sandwiches

6 Lunchbox Sandwiches
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If you’re heading out on a road trip, pack your own elegant lunch treats and drive past those... Read More »

A Letter to Our Readers

A Letter to Our Readers
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This special travel guide issue is a conversation between Yankee and you, our readers. We are talking about... Read More »

Book Review: Wild Acadia

Book Review: Wild Acadia
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Jerry and Marcy Monkman, frequent Yankee contributing photographers, first visited Acadia National Park together in 1989. Since then,... Read More »

Dear Yankee

Dear Yankee
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Speaking My Mind Quabbin’s Secret Your article “Secret Places” (March/April) shows the beauty of the Quabbin Reservation. Hidden... Read More »

Five Stops for Funky Shops in Vineyard Haven

Five Stops for Funky Shops in Vineyard Haven
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Explore this eclectic mix of shops and eateries when you arrive at Vineyard Haven. From beads to books,... Read More »

New England By the Numbers | Stats on the Six States

New England By the Numbers | Stats on the Six States
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$71,000 amount generated by traffic tickets last year in Brighton, Vermont (pop. 1,200). Can you say “speed trap”?... Read More »

New England Today

New England Today
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When Mark Twain was building his 19-room mansion in 1873, the Hartford Daily Times wrote, “The novelty displayed... Read More »

Surprise in Newport: Ballard Park

Surprise in Newport: Ballard Park
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With 13 acres of woods, it isn’t all about the ocean in Newport, Rhode Island. For a change... Read More »

Vermont Treasures

Vermont Treasures
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Touring through Vermont’s “treasure towns” with the family aboard? Here are some stops you’ll want to add to... Read More »



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