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November/December 2007

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A Logger’s Life | First Light

A Logger’s Life | First Light
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Behind the romance of curling woodsmoke, being a logger is one tough profession. Our wood chart shows you... Read More »

Angels Among Us: 2007

Angels Among Us: 2007
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Their missions vary, but their goals are the same: Start small, think big. Follow the need wherever it... Read More »

Appetizers from Annie B. Copps

Appetizers from Annie B. Copps
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Watch Yankee food editor Annie B. Copps make easy, elegant, inexpensive appetizers from her visit to the Today... Read More »

Block Island, RI: Photo Essay

Block Island, RI: Photo Essay
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Malcolm Greenaway’s photographs of Block Island capture rare scenes that only a few people will ever witness in... Read More »

Firewood Facts

Firewood Facts
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New England boasts three of the top five most forested states in the nation. Maine heads the list... Read More »

Guilford, CT: Gwen Fletcher and Dottie Volosin

Guilford, CT: Gwen Fletcher and Dottie Volosin
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Gwen Fletcher and Dottie Volosin Volunteers, Charlie’s Closet Guilford, Connecticut Tours of historic Guilford usually take in the... Read More »

Lebanon, NH: Robert Chambers

Lebanon, NH: Robert Chambers
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Robert Chambers President, Bonnie CLAC Lebanon, New Hampshire Robert Chambers was a used-car salesman when he witnessed colleagues... Read More »

Maine Wreaths Go to Arlington Cemetery

Maine Wreaths Go to Arlington Cemetery
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Wreath escort is underway: wreathsacrossamerica.org. The next ceremony will take place on December 10, 2011 at 12 Noon... Read More »

Natick, MA: Patricia Franchi Flaherty

Natick, MA: Patricia Franchi Flaherty
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Patricia Franchi Flaherty Founder, Ovations for the Cure Natick, Massachusetts Every woman knows new shoes are a powerful... Read More »

Occasion | Easy, Elegant Holiday Recipes

Occasion | Easy, Elegant Holiday Recipes
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We’ve put together a showstopping array of holiday recipes — ranging from truly special one-bite appetizers to desserts... Read More »

Orphan Holidays | Mary’s Farm

Orphan Holidays | Mary’s Farm
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In this poignant, heartwarming special edition of “Mary’s Farm,” Edie Clark reflects on the powers of cooking and... Read More »

Providence, RI: Rajiv Kumar

Providence, RI: Rajiv Kumar
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Rajiv Kumar Chairman, Adopt a Doctor Providence, Rhode Island When 24-year-old Rajiv Kumar shares his memories of Mali,... Read More »

Sportswriter Jackie MacMullan | The Big Question

Sportswriter Jackie MacMullan | The Big Question
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“As a kid in Westwood, Massachusetts, all I ever wanted to do was play street hockey. My house... Read More »

Food

17 Recipes from New Hampshire’s Cookie Tour

17 Recipes from New Hampshire’s Cookie Tour
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Here’s another great cookie-sharing idea. This one takes place in New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Valley. It’s an Annual... Read More »

25 Thanksgiving Tips from <i>Yankee</i> Magazine

25 Thanksgiving Tips from Yankee Magazine

25 Thanksgiving Tips from Yankee Magazine
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Keep preparations for the big feast effortless using these 25 Thanksgiving tips from Yankee Magazine. 1. First, be... Read More »

Yankee‘s Thanksgiving Tips

Yankee‘s Thanksgiving Tips
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It’s all about food and home and holiday entertaining for the next few months. Start here with helpful... Read More »

Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond Crescent Cookies
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Brittle with a Bite

Brittle with a Bite
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Chanukah: Latkes

Chanukah: Latkes
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Latkes play an important role in traditional Chanukah celebrations not just because they taste so good — it’s... Read More »

Chocolate-Peppermint Bars

Chocolate-Peppermint Bars
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Dessert: Pie or Indian Pudding

Dessert: Pie or Indian Pudding
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If you’re in New England, dessert just has to be pie. Unless it has to be Indian pudding,... Read More »

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto
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Gingerbread Boys

Gingerbread Boys
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Holiday Cookie Exchange: 25 Years Later

Holiday Cookie Exchange: 25 Years Later
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Sometime around Thanksgiving, Mary Bevilacqua starts thinking about the Exchange. She decides whom she’ll invite and sends out... Read More »

Homegrown: Free-Range Turkey

Homegrown: Free-Range Turkey
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Just in time for another jam-packed holiday season, supermarket shelves are lined with big, fat turkeys. You could... Read More »

Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Latkes (Potato Pancakes)
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Lemon-Coconut Meltaways

Lemon-Coconut Meltaways
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Oysters Fried with Tartar Sauce

Oysters Fried with Tartar Sauce
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Oysters On the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce

Oysters On the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce
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Oysters Stuffed with Herbed Mascarpone and Wrapped in Prosciutto

Oysters Stuffed with Herbed Mascarpone and Wrapped in Prosciutto
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Parmesan Fricco Salad Baskets

Parmesan Fricco Salad Baskets
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Phyllis’s Favorite Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Phyllis’s Favorite Sour Cream Coffee Cake
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Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies
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Puffed Apple Pancake

Puffed Apple Pancake
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Rice-Paper-Wrapped Salmon with Asian Pesto

Rice-Paper-Wrapped Salmon with Asian Pesto
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Roast Turkey

Roast Turkey
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Shrimp-Filled Moneybags

Shrimp-Filled Moneybags
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Stand-Up Salmon Rolls

Stand-Up Salmon Rolls
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Home & Garden

15 Practical Party Tips

15 Practical Party Tips
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Read these simple party tips for hosts before planning your next big event 1. Don’t make things you’ve... Read More »

Antiques: William Matthew Prior’s Paintings

Antiques: William Matthew Prior’s Paintings
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Flat. It’s a word not often associated with beauty or talent. Rather, it conjures up far less remarkable... Read More »

Autumnal Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles

Autumnal Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles
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Find bottle gourds at Michael’s, The Arts & Crafts Store, or a local farm stand. (This is the... Read More »

Christmas Decor | Bright White Nights

Christmas Decor | Bright White Nights
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Shades of silver, gray, and white echo winter and ice, while black reminds us that this is the... Read More »

Classic Christmas Decorating

Classic Christmas Decorating
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The Concord, New Hampshire, bungalow that Matthew and his wife, Jenny, call home is decked out for Christmas.... Read More »

Decorating for the Holidays

Decorating for the Holidays
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New England’s style genius, Matthew Mead, creates a sparkling new look for decorating for the holidays, from tabletops... Read More »

Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader
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You won’t see a mama cow and her young like these on any Vermont hillside! Thanks to the... Read More »

Get On Board

Get On Board
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Here’s a clever and gentle way to introduce both girls and boys to hobby railroading: NameTrains. This wooden... Read More »

Gingerbread Harvest Basket

Gingerbread Harvest Basket
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When Matthew and Jenny Mead entertain, they like their guests to have a sense of awe when they... Read More »

Holiday Countdown

Holiday Countdown
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The Meads like to stretch the season by opening one gift apiece each day during the Twelve Days... Read More »

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
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In the mid-1930s, Roy Dennison Sr. made a log building set for his children. True, the famous Lincoln... Read More »

House For Sale: Goshen, New Hampshire

House For Sale: Goshen, New Hampshire
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For the past 55 years, Ed and Phyllis Baker, ages 77 and 76 — their three children now... Read More »

Jigsaw Joy

Jigsaw Joy
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Older children (ages 8 and up) and young-at-heart adults will enjoy White Mountain Puzzles. The catalog features almost... Read More »

Living Room Makeover: Home Projects

Living Room Makeover: Home Projects
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Project: Family Room Makeover Kerry Carter’s family room had started to overwhelm her. With three children and a... Read More »

Ornament Centerpieces | Better Than Bling

Ornament Centerpieces | Better Than Bling
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In another bowl centerpiece, Matthew attains easy elegance with what he calls “drop and layer” style. Using no... Read More »

Ring It In!

Ring It In!
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Out with the old and in with the new: Matthew gives the year a clean start with a... Read More »

Simple Holiday-Table Settings

Simple Holiday-Table Settings

Simple Holiday-Table Settings
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Customize your holiday table with this simple place setting from Matthew Mead. Before setting the table, Matthew says... Read More »

Sparkly Winter Wreath | Christmas Decor

Sparkly Winter Wreath | Christmas Decor

Sparkly Winter Wreath | Christmas Decor
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Instructions to Make a Sparkly Winter Wreath 1. Wrap a Styrofoam wreath form with silver fabric ribbon. 2.... Read More »

Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist

Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist
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Say good-bye to the stiff floral arrangements of olden days for this Thanksgiving table setting. To achieve this... Read More »

The Way Things Work

The Way Things Work
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Know a student who might be your town’s next science fair award winner? For kids ages 5 to... Read More »

The Whole World in Your Hands

The Whole World in Your Hands
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Robert Forenza calls his Hugg-a-Planet stuffed Earth “the teddy bear of the 21st century.” You can hug it... Read More »

Tiny Trees

Tiny Trees
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Nothing is more festive than a Christmas tree. Matthew buys small live trees, wraps colorful textured fabric around... Read More »

Toys from New England’s Finest

Toys from New England’s Finest
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Delight your children throughout the holiday season — and all year long — with these classic yet innovative... Read More »

Word of Advice

Word of Advice
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Over the course of our conversation with Ed and Phyllis Baker that morning, we scribbled down some of... Read More »

Travel

Attractions in Pittsfield

Attractions in Pittsfield
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What to Do Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., 413-443-7171; berkshiremuseum.org Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union St., 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org... Read More »

Deerfield, MA: Spinning Wheel Chair

Deerfield, MA: Spinning Wheel Chair
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Industrialization, the advent of electricity, and the closing of the frontier provoked a national identity crisis at the... Read More »

Pittsfield, Massachusetts: 10 Reasons to Visit

Pittsfield, Massachusetts: 10 Reasons to Visit
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By Patricia Harris and David Lyon We’ve been as guilty as anyone of barely slowing down as we’ve... Read More »

Shopping in Pittsfield

Shopping in Pittsfield
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Where to Shop Wild Sage, 333 North St., 413-447-7000. Twin Hearts Handworks, 137 North St., 413-499-0021; twinheartshandworks.com USBluesware,... Read More »

University Art Museums in New England

University Art Museums in New England
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Massachusetts Harvard University Art Museums Three museums for the price of one: the Fogg Art Museum, which holds... Read More »

Weekend: Arlington, Vermont

Weekend: Arlington, Vermont
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Read more about Norman Rockwell See video of Norman Rockwell’s Studio Look out the front windows of the... Read More »

What the Locals Know about Pittsfield

What the Locals Know about Pittsfield
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Come Back Next Spring Somehow Pittsfield State Forest on the west side of town has never made a... Read More »

When You Go to Arlington, Vermont

When You Go to Arlington, Vermont
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Inn on Covered Bridge Green, 3587 River Rd., Arlington. 800-726-9480, 802-375-9489; coveredbridgegreen.com The Arlington Inn, 3904 Rte. 7A,... Read More »

Where to Eat in Pittsfield

Where to Eat in Pittsfield
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Bellissimo Dolce, 444 North St. Prices: from $5.35. 413-443-1792. Brix Wine Bar, 40 West St. Entrees: from $12.... Read More »

Where to Stay in Pittsfield

Where to Stay in Pittsfield
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White Horse Inn, 378 South St. Rates: from $90, including full breakfast. 877-442-2512, 413-442-2512; whitehorsebb.com The Thaddeus Clapp... Read More »

More Great Stories

8 Easy Appetizers for the Holidays

8 Easy Appetizers for the Holidays
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Here are eight easy appetizer recipes for your elegant, delicious entertaining this holiday season. Celebrate the season with... Read More »

A Letter to our Readers

A Letter to our Readers
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Of all the gifts that the holiday season bestows on us, the most enduring are memories. When our... Read More »

Angels Among Us Change People’s Lives

Angels Among Us Change People’s Lives
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These four New Englanders make a difference by changing lives, within the region and farther afield. At the... Read More »

Block Island Bonus

Block Island Bonus
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Polly Bannister first went to Block Island in 1970, and has returned many times since. Take her advice... Read More »

Cookbook: Cookie Exchange

Cookbook: Cookie Exchange
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Wellesley, Massachusetts, cookie maven Mary Bevilacqua started a sweet tradition in her community and now her daughters, Kristen... Read More »

Cookbooks: New England

Cookbooks: New England
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In our world, Jasper White is the king of New England. We may be a bit deferential, but... Read More »

Cookie Primary Results!

Cookie Primary Results!
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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (December 14, 2007) — Judges today named Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson’s biscochitos, New Mexico’s... Read More »

Dear Yankee

Dear Yankee
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Wrong Target Edie Clark’s bucolic view of country life is certainly charming, but she should have been fretting... Read More »

Free-Range Turkey Farms in New England

Free-Range Turkey Farms in New England
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Read about the advantages of homegrown free-range turkeys and find a recipe for roast turkey. While many farms... Read More »

Gingerbread Basket Directions

Gingerbread Basket Directions
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Make Matthew Mead’s beautiful gingerbread basket. Find more of his creativity at Decorating Ideas from Matthew Mead. For... Read More »

How to Have a Holiday Cookie Swap

How to Have a Holiday Cookie Swap
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A Cookie Swap is a great idea for a fun evening with friends, with the added bonus of... Read More »

Make Gift Tags | Holiday Crafts

Make Gift Tags | Holiday Crafts
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Make your own tags and add a personal touch to your holiday gifts. Matthew and Jenny Mead like... Read More »

Making Memories

Making Memories
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Of all the gifts that the holiday season bestows on us, the most enduring are memories. When our... Read More »

New England By The Numbers | Holiday Statistics

New England By The Numbers | Holiday Statistics
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22 copies of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (the book) in the library of Dartmouth College, from which author... Read More »

Real Solutions: Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Real Solutions: Prepare Your Garden for Winter
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Get your landscaping ready for New England’s bitter months by reading our tips to prepare your garden for... Read More »

Revolutionary Spirit

Revolutionary Spirit
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And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails (Crown Publishing, $24), by... Read More »

Speaking My Mind: Should New Hampshire keep the first-in-the-nation primary?

Speaking My Mind: Should New Hampshire keep the first-in-the-nation primary?
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Click here to tell us what you think. Evelyn McCarthy — I have been a resident of NH... Read More »

The Boots That Made a Legend

The Boots That Made a Legend
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Rare is the American outdoors lover who does not have a pair of L.L. Bean’s rubber-bottomed, leather-topped shoes... Read More »

The Fairest of Them All

The Fairest of Them All
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Whether they’re called fairs, festivals, art shows, or samplers, these events have one important thing in common: They’re... Read More »

Wood Heating Chart | Heat Values of New England Fuel Woods

Wood Heating Chart | Heat Values of New England Fuel Woods
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Have you ever wondered if heating with wood would trim your fuel bills? Look over the information in... Read More »

Yankee Classic: Why We Still Love Rockwell

Yankee Classic: Why We Still Love Rockwell
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This Yankee Classic is from February 1994. With something hawkish peeping from her buttony eyes, our tour guide... Read More »



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