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September/October 2007

Feature Stories

1. Home

1. Home
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Capture fall color forever with a Stillwood Pottery piece. Kassie Hennessey shapes and glazes terra-cotta clay to look... Read More »

10. Canoe/Kayak

10. Canoe/Kayak
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For foliage views times two, put your canoe or kayak in at the state-owned boat access on Powers... Read More »

11. Yankee”s guide to Fall Color

11. Yankee”s guide to Fall Color
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12. Destination

12. Destination
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Visit Harrisville, New Hampshire’s town center — a classic New England mill village and a National Historic Landmark.... Read More »

13. Where to Find the Color

13. Where to Find the Color
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A biodiverse forest is what we think of first for the most dramatic displays, but it’s not just... Read More »

14. Crowning Achievement

14. Crowning Achievement
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The United States National Champion sugar maple grows in Lyme, Connecticut. According to the National Register of Big... Read More »

15. Hike

15. Hike
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You’ll find the biggest bang for your buck on Middle Sugarloaf, one of three peaks atop a ridge,... Read More »

2. Soundtrack

2. Soundtrack
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If I had the grace of autumn / then I’d know just what to do / I’d hold... Read More »

3. Nibble on This

3. Nibble on This
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Yum — candy apples at Jaswell’s Farm (401-231-9043; jaswellsfarm.com) in Smithfield, Rhode Island. It’s right in the heart... Read More »

4. When You’re Thirsty

4. When You’re Thirsty
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Try the season’s apple cider — celebrate Cider Day in western Massachusetts’ Franklin County (413-773-5463; ciderday.org). Or, look... Read More »

5. Bike

5. Bike
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Vermont’s four-mile River Road is a don’t-miss. This dirt byway parallels the Ottauquechee River between Woodstock and Quechee... Read More »

6. Style

6. Style
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Jewelry maker Michael Michaud of Fairfield, Connecticut, has designed a collection called Falling Leaves, featuring maple, oak, and... Read More »

7. It’s Not Just About the Leaves

7. It’s Not Just About the Leaves
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Fall is also harvest time — that time of year when we visit New England’s apple orchards, pumpkin... Read More »

8. From the Air

8. From the Air
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That’s right… No one ever said the only way to see color was from eye level. Get the... Read More »

9. Behind the Wheel

9. Behind the Wheel
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Use Bethel, Maine, as your starting and ending point. Head west on Route 2, then turn south on... Read More »

Artisan Profile | Bourgeois/Pantheon Guitars

Artisan Profile | Bourgeois/Pantheon Guitars
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In an 1840s mill in Maine, Dana Bourgeois and eight fellow craftsmen work in a shop cutting, sanding,... Read More »

Beauty and the Best of Autumn in New England

Beauty and the Best of Autumn in New England
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Capture fall in a pottery or bronze leaf, a candied apple, a Cider Day brew. Take a drive,... Read More »

Classic Yankee Stories About the Red Sox

Classic Yankee Stories About the Red Sox
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Yankee editor Mel Allen shares Yankee classic stories about Red Sox Nation. The season’s over and writer John... Read More »

Drum It Up

Drum It Up
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You don’t expect to find Caribbean music in New England, let alone a crafter of Caribbean instruments. But... Read More »

Farmers Diner

Farmers Diner
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Quechee Gorge Village, 5573 Woodstock Rd. (Route 4), Quechee, VT 802-295-4600; farmersdiner.com Vermont Smoke and Cure, 509 S.... Read More »

Farmers Diner | (Tod) Murphy’s Law: Buy Local, Eat Local, and Prosper

Farmers Diner | (Tod) Murphy’s Law: Buy Local, Eat Local, and Prosper
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How local is the Farmers Diner? The first thing you see when you walk in the door of... Read More »

First RV Vacation in Maine: ‘Take Wide Turns’

First RV Vacation in Maine: ‘Take Wide Turns’
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I’m standing in the parking lot of a large RV dealership south of Boston, notebook in hand, scribbling... Read More »

Global Warming and Fall Foliage

Global Warming and Fall Foliage
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Here in northern New England, the color comes on slowly, almost furtively. The first leaves turn — on... Read More »

Hats Off

Hats Off
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The jazz drummer rides it, the marching band member crashes it, and the concert percussionist rolls it. What... Read More »

It’s No Fluke

It’s No Fluke
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In 1999, a brother-and-sister team and their spouses set out to create a made-in-the-USA ukulele for a reasonable... Read More »

Music with Pluck

Music with Pluck
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Lynne Lewandowski wasn’t thinking of the therapeutic benefits of harp music when she first started building this medieval... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Musical Instruments

New England’s Finest: Musical Instruments
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Occasion: Quick Meals for the Athletes in the Family

Occasion: Quick Meals for the Athletes in the Family
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Nothing eats away at a family’s mealtime together like children’s sports. Everywhere parents hustle from practices to games... Read More »

Raging Bull | Mary’s Farm

Raging Bull | Mary’s Farm
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One day late last fall while I was out raking, a pickup with a noisy muffler rumbled past.... Read More »

Red Sox Batting Coach Walter Hriniak | Hit Man of Fenway Park

Red Sox Batting Coach Walter Hriniak | Hit Man of Fenway Park
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From Yankee Magazine September 1986 His intensity and concentration are legendary. In the narrow world of baseball, Red... Read More »

Spanish Lessons

Spanish Lessons
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A few items in these recipes may be new to you. If you have trouble finding ingredients, be... Read More »

The Big Question: Opera Singer Lisa Saffer

The Big Question: Opera Singer Lisa Saffer
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Lisa Saffer is a 47-year-old diva. She received her master’s degree from Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music... Read More »

Toot Your Own Horn

Toot Your Own Horn
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When Skip Healy was a child, he often visited the grounds of Rhode Island’s Varnum House Museum (with... Read More »

Food

9 Recipes for Corn, Leeks and Squash

9 Recipes for Corn, Leeks and Squash
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Nurtured all summer long and tended to perfection, piles of red and yellow tomatoes in every shape and... Read More »

Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Apple Gingerbread Muffins
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Basic Poached Pears

Basic Poached Pears
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Best Cook: Cooking with Oats

Best Cook: Cooking with Oats
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When Cheryl Wixson opens the door to her home in downtown Bangor, Maine, riffs from her stereo boom... Read More »

Black Olive and Garlic French Bread

Black Olive and Garlic French Bread
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Bruschetta with Roasted Bell Peppers

Bruschetta with Roasted Bell Peppers
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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Sauce

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Sauce
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Caramel-Covered Apples

Caramel-Covered Apples

Caramel-Covered Apples
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Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Cutlets
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Chocolate Cake Cones

Chocolate Cake Cones
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Concord Grapes | A New England Original

Concord Grapes | A New England Original
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Although New York, Ohio, Michigan, and Washington now supply the bulk of the country’s commercial crop, the Concord... Read More »

Concord Grapes | Uses and Recipes

Concord Grapes | Uses and Recipes

Concord Grapes | Uses and Recipes
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You know autumn has arrived in New England when boxes of tangy-sweet Concord grapes start showing up at... Read More »

Corn Ragout

Corn Ragout
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Crab Pasta Salad

Crab Pasta Salad
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Divine Diva Brownies

Divine Diva Brownies
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Easy Does It : Poached Pears

Easy Does It : Poached Pears
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Ah, the poached pear … Just saying it aloud is an elegant adventure for the mouth. And as... Read More »

Empanadas

Empanadas
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Fried Yuca with Huancaina Sauce

Fried Yuca with Huancaina Sauce
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Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Gooseberry Fool

Gooseberry Fool
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Grandma’s Egg and Shredded Wheat

Grandma’s Egg and Shredded Wheat
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Grilled Lamb Kabobs

Grilled Lamb Kabobs
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Guacamole Salad

Guacamole Salad
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Halloween Recipes: Treats, No Tricks

Halloween Recipes: Treats, No Tricks
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There are no tricks to making homemade Halloween treats with recipes from the Yankee database. You can start... Read More »

Jeremy’s Fall Vegetable Hash

Jeremy’s Fall Vegetable Hash
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John’s Tomato Sauce with Meatballs

John’s Tomato Sauce with Meatballs
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Latin-Style Grilled Corn

Latin-Style Grilled Corn
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Leek ‘Pasta’ with Garlicky Shrimp

Leek ‘Pasta’ with Garlicky Shrimp
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Maiz Cancha

Maiz Cancha
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Mango Foster Sundae

Mango Foster Sundae
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Meatballs

Meatballs
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Melon Sorbet

Melon Sorbet
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Nacho Layer Dip

Nacho Layer Dip
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Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal Bread
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Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Maple-Grape Conserve

Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Maple-Grape Conserve
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Perfect Pear-ings

Perfect Pear-ings
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For another easy dessert, hollow out the bottoms of your poached pears and fill them with vanilla ice... Read More »

Real Ginger Ale

Real Ginger Ale
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Teriyaki Steak

Teriyaki Steak
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The Right Pear is a Ripe Pear

The Right Pear is a Ripe Pear
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Let’s say you’re at the market and feel inspired by a display of beautiful pears — but they’re... Read More »

Tomato Salsa

Tomato Salsa
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Track Soup

Track Soup
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Two Italian Cheeses For Fall Foods

Two Italian Cheeses For Fall Foods
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Slip a nice bite of golden Parmigiano-Reggiano into your mouth and you’ll know why it’s considered the king... Read More »

Warm Chicory with Eggs and Pecorino Romano

Warm Chicory with Eggs and Pecorino Romano
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Whole Wheat Linguini with Lemony Leeks and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Whole Wheat Linguini with Lemony Leeks and Parmigiano-Reggiano
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Zucchine Secche (Zucchini Chips)

Zucchine Secche (Zucchini Chips)
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Home & Garden

A Place Built for Sharing on Sebago Lake

A Place Built for Sharing on Sebago Lake
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Sebago anchors Maine’s Lakes Region. The state’s second-largest lake (after Moosehead), its shoreline is dotted with summer camps... Read More »

Antiques: Federal Furniture

Antiques: Federal Furniture
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Americans are a loud bunch. We talk big. We act out. We don’t truly embrace the “less is... Read More »

Detail: A Never-Ending Porch

Detail: A Never-Ending Porch
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To connect sweeping views of Sebago with the interior of the house, the owners selected glass doors. The... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Beware the Raven Nevermore

Halloween Crafts | Beware the Raven Nevermore
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Materials for Raven Halloween Craft Stencil of bird from crafts store Pumpkin Black acrylic paint Paintbrush Small sculpting... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Boogeyman in the Window

Halloween Crafts | Boogeyman in the Window
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Materials to Make Boogeyman in the Window Ruler 6 sheets black Canson card stock paper Elmer’s clear glue... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Ghosts on Glass

Halloween Crafts | Ghosts on Glass
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Materials to Make Ghosts on Glass Several pieces (4×5, 5×7, and 8×10 inches) of picture glass from glass... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Haunted House Candle Holder

Halloween Crafts | Haunted House Candle Holder
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Materials to Make a Haunted House Candle Holder Black Canson paper Glass cylinder candle holder Orange or yellow... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Make a Spooky Stairway Vampire

Halloween Crafts | Make a Spooky Stairway Vampire

Halloween Crafts | Make a Spooky Stairway Vampire
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Deck your house out with this spooky stairway vampire. Or try your hand at creating a witch or... Read More »

Halloween: 5 Crafts for a Boo-tiful House

Halloween: 5 Crafts for a Boo-tiful House
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Craft projects by Matthew Mead Halloween decorations are becoming as prevalent as Christmas lights. Let’s say you want... Read More »

House For Sale: Newport, Rhode Island

House For Sale: Newport, Rhode Island
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Residents of the Newport’s Top of the Hill section feel it is the most heavenly neighborhood. And we... Read More »

Maps as Wallpaper: Home Projects

Maps as Wallpaper: Home Projects
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Philip Detjens’s profession as an international banker took him, his wife, Susan, and their two children to live... Read More »

Resources

Resources
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Rental information: $8,400 per week, available through Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake. 207-655-4524; migis.com Builder: Tom Smith, Bear... Read More »

Resources

Resources
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David Beaujon, Period Finishes, Canaan, CT. 860-824-1465. Roman Adhesives, 800-488-6117; romandecoratingproducts.com Faux Effects Professional Products, 800-270-8871; fauxfx.com, fauxmarketplace.com... Read More »

The Migis Touch: Creating the Lodge Look

The Migis Touch: Creating the Lodge Look
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Joan and Tim Porta have literally made a career of interior decorating. They travel to several gift shows... Read More »

What is the Best Way to Care for a Deck?

What is the Best Way to Care for a Deck?

What is the Best Way to Care for a Deck?
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We practically live on our outdoor deck from spring through fall. By this time of the season, it’s... Read More »

Travel

Best Foliage Drive in New England?

Best Foliage Drive in New England?
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  Vermonters claim their state has the most gorgeous foliage of all — and the 24,000 residents of... Read More »

Concord, MA: History, Museums, Places to Stay

Concord, MA: History, Museums, Places to Stay
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When the red-coated ranks of British regulars tramped westward from Boston on the fateful morning of April 19,... Read More »

Little Lyford Pond Camps | Rustic Retreat

Little Lyford Pond Camps | Rustic Retreat
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It’s five hours from Boston, Massachusetts, to Greenville, Maine, the last town en route to our destination, and... Read More »

Sterling, MA: Davis Corn Maze

Sterling, MA: Davis Corn Maze
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You’ll need a few supplies with you while getting lost in Davis’ Mega Maze in Sterling, Massachusetts: sturdy... Read More »

The Slow Lane

The Slow Lane
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Take advantage of the serenity around you. Perhaps you’ll want to park your car and indulge in a... Read More »

More Great Stories

5 Pear Desserts

5 Pear Desserts
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Whether your preferred cooking method is poaching or baking, pears are the perfect pick for dessert. Add a... Read More »

A Letter to Our Readers

A Letter to Our Readers
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This is my 28th autumn at Yankee. for each of those years, the editors have talked for hours... Read More »

Best Cook’s Muffins

Best Cook’s Muffins
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This Apple Gingerbread Muffin recipe comes from our September/October 2007 Best Cook, Cheryl Wixson. We hope you enjoy... 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 »

Corn Mazes in New England

Corn Mazes in New England
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Have you been to a corn maze? Bring a sense of adventure and get ready to laugh, scream,... Read More »

Dear Yankee

Dear Yankee
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Lyme Watch I think Edie Clark’s piece on the Lyme disease epidemic is one of the finest things... Read More »

Finding Fall in New England

Finding Fall in New England
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This is my 28th autumn at Yankee. For each of those years, the editors have talked for hours... Read More »

Garden Question: Why Doesn’t My Fall Daisy Bloom?

Garden Question: Why Doesn’t My Fall Daisy Bloom?
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My two-foot daisy plant bloomed each fall for five or six years but stopped two years ago. The... Read More »

Listen to Lisa Saffer

Listen to Lisa Saffer
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New England by the Numbers | State Facts

New England by the Numbers | State Facts
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20 percentage of Vermont’s trees that are sugar maples — explaining in part the golden-orange and red hues... Read More »

New Hampshire Foliage Driving Tour

New Hampshire Foliage Driving Tour
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YOU DON’T HAVE to be a hiker to enjoy New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, where roads lead into... Read More »

Speaking My Mind

Speaking My Mind
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Would you cull the deer population to reduce the threat of Lyme disease? Having suffered the ravages of... Read More »

Speaking My Mind: What do you think is the most significant problem of the 21st century?

Speaking My Mind: What do you think is the most significant problem of the 21st century?
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Click here to tell us what you think. Sharon Faerber — Complaisant. We’ve given our country to the... Read More »

Speaking My Mind: Where will you go for the best foliage in New England?

Speaking My Mind: Where will you go for the best foliage in New England?
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Click here to tell us what you think. Theresa Pontbriand — I travel Rt 30 from Jamaica to... Read More »

Speaking My Mind: Would you pay more for locally grown produce?

Speaking My Mind: Would you pay more for locally grown produce?
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Click here to tell us what you think. No name given — Absolutely! And usually the prices aren’t... Read More »

Trout Fishing in the Battenkill River

Trout Fishing in the Battenkill River
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From Yankee Magazine May 1996 Commonly they did not think that they were lucky, or well paid for... Read More »

Where to Buy Farmers Diner Food

Where to Buy Farmers Diner Food
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Here’s what’s on the Farmers Diner Menu. Here’s where the good food comes from. T = tour available... Read More »



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