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May/June 2008 Issue Archive

1948 Broadcast That Launched Jimmy Fund

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On a May evening in 1948, Ralph Edwards’ “Truth or Consequences” show brought its radio listeners into a... Read More »

5 Beaches and a Seaside Grand Hotel

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Connecticut Hammonasset Beach State Park Boasting 900 acres, Hammonasset is two miles of sandy beach with mild ocean... Read More »

6 Art Hits for the Summer

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Connecticut Westport Country Playhouse In 2000, actress and Westport resident Joanne Woodward rescued the Country Playhouse from years... Read More »

A Dozen Favorite Art Galleries in Maine

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Read Ed’s blog about New England art, Just Looking In 30 years of writing about art in Maine... Read More »

A Helluva Feller

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39 A Helluva Feller “Attention please, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Fenway Park.” That was... Read More »

A Letter to Our Readers

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The gifts that travel brings us aren’t bounded by any season, but when the air softens, the promise... Read More »

A Toothy Tale From Nantucket

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I started my week off in the dentist’s chair — not the best way to begin. I really... Read More »

A Veteran’s Sacrifice: Story of Michael Daly

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Excerpt from Yankee Magazine May 1983 On Memorial Day in Fairfield, Connecticut, when the parade and the speeches... Read More »

African American History Sites and Resources in New England

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In addition to sources named here, most New England college and university Africana studies departments offer online resource... Read More »

African Slaves in Portsmouth

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Excerpt from Yankee Magazine February 1999 It is 1968, and in the dark back room of St. John’s... Read More »

Asparagus Salad with Butter Poached Pullet Egg, Tempura Fiddleheads, and Smoked-Dulse Sabayon

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B&Bs: Underground Railroad

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Ashley Manor, Barnstable, MA Behind a removable bookshelf, a secret ladder connects the first and second floors of... Read More »

Bacon-and-Cornbread-Stuffed Spring Chicken with Meyer Lemon and Rosemary

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Balsamic Potato Salad

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Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

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Best Cook: One-Pan Jan

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In her small, Alpine-style kitchen away from the busy streets of Center Conway, New Hampshire, Jan Duprey, a... Read More »

Best Cook: Trail Lunches

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New Hampshire hiker Jan Duprey makes trail lunches a treat with a trusty potato salad and balsamic vinaigrette... Read More »

Best Diners in New England: Top 5

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Nobody is more qualified to choose the best diners in New England than Richard Gutman, curator of the... Read More »

Biking in the Champlain Islands

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So I strap the bike on the back of the Subaru, reluctantly decide against one more cup of... Read More »

Black Heritage Trail | Historical Walking Tour on Boston’s Beacon Hill

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The National Park ranger clears his throat. Across from the State House at the Shaw Memorial, under the... Read More »

Blackfly Season in New England

Blackfly Season in New England

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Is there any silver lining to the nuisance of blackfly season? New Englanders take a perverse pride in... Read More »

Bonus Recipes from Portland Chefs

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Read about the five chefs in The Maine Course in May/June Yankee. Listen in as Annie B. Copps... Read More »

Book Review | The Classmates, by Geoffrey Douglas

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The Classmates: Privilege, Chaos and the End of an Era (Hyperion, $23.95), by longtime Yankee contributor Geoffrey Douglas,... Read More »

Bread is Up, Lobster is Down

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A few weeks ago I was honored to be a judge at Mass NARAL’s annual “Chocolate Madness” event,... Read More »

Budget Dining Tips While Traveling

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Yankee‘s food editor Annie B. Copps has these 10 tips for travelers: 1. Bring a cooler with you... Read More »

Budget Travel and Dining Tips You Can Use Right Now

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There are some things you can do to save money on your travel and food expenses and still... Read More »

Butter Right from the Farm

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It’s been said that “everything’s better with a little bit of butter.” And a little bit of great... Read More »



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