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July/August 2008

Feature Stories

‘Sunflowers for Wishes’

‘Sunflowers for Wishes’
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“This is a good thing.” It’s a mantra Duane Button repeats often. When asked to explain what he... Read More »

25 People You Must Meet This Summer!

25 People You Must Meet This Summer!
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If you love laughter, music, craftsmanship, ice cream, history, heart-stopping scenery, wooden boats, old trains, the best popcorn... Read More »

Bruce Cloutier, Railroad Engineer, Bellows Falls, Vermont

Bruce Cloutier, Railroad Engineer, Bellows Falls, Vermont
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He got his first model train when he was 5; it was an American Flyer and he still... Read More »

Clambake on Prudence Island

Clambake on Prudence Island
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SLIDESHOW: Clambake Read more:Yankee‘s tips for a clambake Find a clambake company Nearly three decades ago, in October... Read More »

Clambakes in New England

Clambakes in New England
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Want to sample outdoor-roasted clams and lobster but you’re lacking beachfront property and a burly crew? Check out... Read More »

Count Rumford: Inventor, Traitor

Count Rumford: Inventor, Traitor
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, it is said, counted as the three most brilliant Americans Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and... Read More »

Dancing in the Dark | Mary’s Farm

Dancing in the Dark | Mary’s Farm
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Hot summer nights make the young restless, and now that I’m older, I wonder why. I was once... Read More »

David Coakley, Bartender, Cambridge, Massachusetts

David Coakley, Bartender, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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The perfect pint? “It takes patience and about three pours — at least four minutes,” says David Coakley.... Read More »

Del Christman, Dogman, Lowell, Massachusetts

Del Christman, Dogman, Lowell, Massachusetts
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Dogman starts his howl at 6 p.m. That’s when Del Christman, minor-league baseball’s most recognizable hot-dog guy, puts... Read More »

Dick Pulsifer, Boat Builder, Brunswick, Maine

Dick Pulsifer, Boat Builder, Brunswick, Maine
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To say Dick Pulsifer makes boats is to say Stradivari made fiddles. Every year for the past three... Read More »

Dick Vincent, Charter Fishing-Boat Captain, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Dick Vincent, Charter Fishing-Boat Captain, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
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Dick Vincent guarantees you’ll catch fish while out on his Flashy Lady — maybe bluefish, but probably large... Read More »

Eben Horton, Glassblower, Wakefield, Rhode Island

Eben Horton, Glassblower, Wakefield, Rhode Island
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If Eben Horton minds the crowd of tourists, he doesn’t show it. His studio operates out of an... Read More »

Emilia Dahlin | Music Review

Emilia Dahlin | Music Review
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From the opening licks of Emilia Dahlin’s “God Machine,” it’s clear that she’s something special. In a region... Read More »

Jenna Sammartino, National Park Ranger, Eastham, Massachusetts

Jenna Sammartino, National Park Ranger, Eastham, Massachusetts
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Photo/Art by Erik Rank In 1997 Jenna Sammartino, a newly minted Cape Cod resident, first started hearing stories... Read More »

Jeremy Frey, Basketmaker, Indian Township, Maine

Jeremy Frey, Basketmaker, Indian Township, Maine
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Jeremy Frey’s baskets aren’t just works of art, but small monuments to perfection. He splits brown ash into... Read More »

Jill Hoy, Painter, Stonington, Maine

Jill Hoy, Painter, Stonington, Maine
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Come summer, meeting a Maine artist is no problem. Meeting a good one can be. If you want... Read More »

Jim Donahue & Eugene Platt, Topiary Gardeners, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Jim Donahue & Eugene Platt, Topiary Gardeners, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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In 1905, the Thomas Brayton family hired Joseph Carreiro to create gardens on their estate overlooking Narragansett Bay.... Read More »

Katherine Siner, Hutmaster, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire

Katherine Siner, Hutmaster, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
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For Katherine Siner, an Appalachian Mountain Club “croo” member, summer in the White Mountains is all about the... Read More »

Ken Gloss, Antiquarian Bookseller, Boston, Massachusetts

Ken Gloss, Antiquarian Bookseller, Boston, Massachusetts
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Family lore has it that Ken Gloss’s first spoken word was “book.” How could it be otherwise? His... Read More »

Ken Squier, Mr. Thunder Road, Barre, Vermont

Ken Squier, Mr. Thunder Road, Barre, Vermont
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On Thursday nights from May through September, this quarter-mile racetrack features cars that vary from your standard 380-horsepower... Read More »

Kevin & Karen Raye, Mustard Millers, Eastport, Maine

Kevin & Karen Raye, Mustard Millers, Eastport, Maine
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The Rayes run the last remaining cold-process stone mustard mill in the nation, using an ancient technique they... Read More »

Levick Family, Blueberries, Troy, New Hampshire

Levick Family, Blueberries, Troy, New Hampshire
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A three-mile climbing drive brings you to a hillside of berry bushes laden with so much fruit that... Read More »

Lifetimes Unfold on Scarborough’s Sands

Lifetimes Unfold on Scarborough’s Sands
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One summer, I stood on a platform in the Junior Miss department of Jordan Marsh at Rhode Island’s... Read More »

Make-A-Wish Contacts in New England

Make-A-Wish Contacts in New England
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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is dependent upon finding volunteers with a wide array of skill sets (kids can come... Read More »

Mark “Woody” Keppel, Vaudevillian, Charlotte, Vermont

Mark “Woody” Keppel, Vaudevillian, Charlotte, Vermont
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For 24 years, vaudevillian Mark “Woody” Keppel has slipped into the skin of his alter ego, Woodhead. Hitching... Read More »

Mike Creato, Vintage Biplane Pilot, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Mike Creato, Vintage Biplane Pilot, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
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It’s early at Katama Airfield, the largest (and one of the oldest) grass airfields in the country. Mike... Read More »

Oscar Berlin, Tour Guide, Block Island, Rhode Island

Oscar Berlin, Tour Guide, Block Island, Rhode Island
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Cabdriver Oscar “O.J.” Berlin knows how to take a show on the road. After all, he once led... Read More »

Owen Young, Cellist, Lenox, Massachusetts

Owen Young, Cellist, Lenox, Massachusetts
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A warm evening breeze drifts over Tanglewood. The muted sounds of flutes, clarinets, violins, and a harp join... Read More »

Paula Marcoux, Maritime Artisan, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Paula Marcoux, Maritime Artisan, Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Paula Marcoux brings the 17th century alive for visitors to Plimoth Plantation as one of the dedicated staff... Read More »

Priscilla Hobbs, Popcorn Maker, Salem, Massachusetts

Priscilla Hobbs, Popcorn Maker, Salem, Massachusetts
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E.W. Hobbs has been a constant at Salem Willows Park since 1897. When Priscilla Hobbs was a child,... Read More »

Randy Spencer, Master Maine Guide, Grand Lake Stream, Maine

Randy Spencer, Master Maine Guide, Grand Lake Stream, Maine
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Randy Spencer sits on the porch of his 80-year-old log camp on the shores of West Grand Lake... Read More »

Rosaly Bass, Organic Farmer, Peterborough, New Hampshire

Rosaly Bass, Organic Farmer, Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Rosaly Bass’s strong hands have seen 35 years of working these 16 acres of rocky soil — the... Read More »

Shopping: Nantucket Reds

Shopping: Nantucket Reds
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Gray belongs to the island of Nantucket — to its Quaker-shingle houses and its fog. But Nantucket red,... Read More »

Temple Town Band, Music Makers, Temple, New Hampshire

Temple Town Band, Music Makers, Temple, New Hampshire
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We start arriving at dusk, setting out lawn chairs and blankets in front of the bandstand. We may... Read More »

Tuller Family, Ice Cream Makers, West Simsbury, Connecticut

Tuller Family, Ice Cream Makers, West Simsbury, Connecticut
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The Tullers have been working this same land since 1768. Now they’ve taken the venerable “do it simple,... Read More »

Food

August Menu: Pasta Salad, Pizza

August Menu: Pasta Salad, Pizza
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Easy Does It: Gazpacho

Easy Does It: Gazpacho
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Often referred to as “liquid salad,” gazpacho may be a vegetable’s best expression of summer. Its success (and... Read More »

Fresh Gazpacho

Fresh Gazpacho
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Fresh Recipes from Mary Ann Esposito’s Garden

Fresh Recipes from Mary Ann Esposito’s Garden
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Some men bring their wives a dozen long-stemmed roses when they want to express their affection. Dr. Guy... Read More »

How to Skin a Tomato Easily | Yankee Kitchen

How to Skin a Tomato Easily | Yankee Kitchen
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There’s more than one way to skin a tomato easily… The quickest and easiest way we know of,... Read More »

Mail Order Lobster and Clams

Mail Order Lobster and Clams
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Can’t make it to the coast? Then bring the ocean to you. Legal Seafoods sent us four fresh... Read More »

More Vegetable Choices

More Vegetable Choices
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Ripe tomatoes seem to be the common denominator in most versions of gazpacho, but tomatoes weren’t in the... Read More »

Restaurant Review: The Back Eddy, Westport Harbor, MA

Restaurant Review: The Back Eddy, Westport Harbor, MA
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While the food is well-crafted, it’s the general merriment that makes The Back Eddy in Westport, Massachusetts, a... Read More »

Seaweed: Veggies from the Sea

Seaweed: Veggies from the Sea
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Shep and Linnette Erhart, of Franklin, Maine, were back-to-the-landers in the 1970s, eating macrobiotically and gagging on the... Read More »

Trenette Con Pesto, Patate, E Fagioli

Trenette Con Pesto, Patate, E Fagioli
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Walden Pond

Walden Pond
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Walden Pond State Reservation Open year-round 8 a.m.-sunset; day use only. $5/vehicle parking fee. Route 126 South, Concord... Read More »

Home & Garden

Antiques: Store Signs

Antiques: Store Signs
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Centuries before Nike introduced its signature swoosh, and Apple its nibbled pomme, the idea of branding — creating... Read More »

Asa Potter House in Kingston, Rhode Island | House For Sale

Asa Potter House in Kingston, Rhode Island | House For Sale
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George Washington slept here. So did Marilyn Munro and her husband, Joe. No, not Joe DiMaggio. Sorry. We’re... Read More »

Get Rid of Chipmunks | Garden Solutions

Get Rid of Chipmunks | Garden Solutions

Get Rid of Chipmunks | Garden Solutions
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Chipmunks are making their home in my flowerbeds. Can you suggest plants that they’ll avoid? — M.B., Nashua,... Read More »

Home Projects: Sea-Glass Mirror Surround

Home Projects: Sea-Glass Mirror Surround
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PROJECT: Sea-Glass Mirror Surround Beachlovers Holly Rader and Carol Smith-Sloan are longtime friends who share a passion for... Read More »

How to Control Invasive Bittersweet | Gardening Advice

How to Control Invasive Bittersweet | Gardening Advice

How to Control Invasive Bittersweet | Gardening Advice
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What can I do to manage the bittersweet entangling the bank at the back of my house and... Read More »

Natural Lawn Care | Gardening Solutions

Natural Lawn Care | Gardening Solutions
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To understand the problem with lawns, it’s helpful to understand that diversity is essential to the natural world.... Read More »

Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions

Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions

Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions
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We recently painted our house and found wood rot, which necessitated a lot of repair and replacement work... Read More »

Seaside Garden Plants

Seaside Garden Plants

Seaside Garden Plants
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Bunny O’Callahan’s years of gardening on the New England coast have taught her which plants love a seaside... Read More »

Seaside Garden | Garden by the Sea

Seaside Garden | Garden by the Sea
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This seaside garden in Connecticut is an oasis for birds and butterflies. “I choose plants to feed the... Read More »

Travel

Five Favorite New England Inns

Five Favorite New England Inns
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Finest Summer “Cottage” Inn at Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT 802-985-8498 (inn) 802-985-8686 (farm) shelburnefarms.org As... Read More »

New England Numbers: Statistics

New England Numbers: Statistics
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1993 Year the Rhode Island legislature proclaimed coffee milk the official state drink (July 29) $10 Box-seat ticket... Read More »

Top 5 Ice Cream Stands in New England

Top 5 Ice Cream Stands in New England
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Travel and cookbook authors Jane and Michael Stern travel thousands of miles for their popular Web site, roadfood.com,... Read More »

Walden Pond: Thoreau’s Sacred Place

Walden Pond: Thoreau’s Sacred Place
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View a slide show from photographer Smari’s book on Walden: A Year. If you come early enough on... Read More »

Wedded Bliss Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum | Local Treasure

Wedded Bliss Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum | Local Treasure
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A young woman waits with heavy heart at the window, wondering when — or whether — her betrothed... Read More »

More Great Stories

10 Tomato Recipes

10 Tomato Recipes
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Got tomatoes? Here are 10 tempting tomato recipes to make with your fresh garden produce. Don’t miss our... Read More »

A Week in the Life of the Food Editor

A Week in the Life of the Food Editor
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Racking up the miles and the calories is part and parcel of this job, and I confess: I... Read More »

Bonus Recipes from Mary Ann Esposito

Bonus Recipes from Mary Ann Esposito
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Make basil and prosciutto wraps and eggplant salad the way the famed chef of TV’s “Ciao Italia,” Mary... Read More »

Chef Frank McClelland Digs Local Ingredients

Chef Frank McClelland Digs Local Ingredients
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“I grew up on a farm in New Hampshire,” says Frank McClelland, “so I couldn’t imagine not having... Read More »

Chuck and Nancy at Colby

Chuck and Nancy at Colby
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The Colby College Museum of Art started out in 1959 as one room in the Waterville, Maine, college’s... Read More »

Dear Yankee

Dear Yankee
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On The Trail of Great Art Any compilation of “bests” is going to omit someone’s favorite. “Connecticut Is... Read More »

Editor’s Letter to our Readers

Editor’s Letter to our Readers
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Usually I take this space to tell you about the stories inside our current issue. The feature “25... Read More »

Ice Cream Recipes

Ice Cream Recipes
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If you scream for ice cream, try making your own with these delicious recipes. Sweet! OR visit the... Read More »

International Picnics

International Picnics
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I’ve been on the road for about a week, with more miles ahead of me. I sometimes tell... Read More »

Moonrise On the Beach

Moonrise On the Beach
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On Friday I drove out to the end of Cape Cod to attend a memorial service for an... Read More »

Pairings for July/August

Pairings for July/August
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To respond, click on the link below. You will come to our Feedback page. Step 1. Fill in... Read More »

Pairings Hint — July/Aug

Pairings Hint — July/Aug
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Perils of the Restaurant Reviewer

Perils of the Restaurant Reviewer
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I’ve reviewed restaurants that have closed while the magazine was at the printer. It happens. It’s usually a... Read More »

Sculpture as Poetry in the Maine Landscape

Sculpture as Poetry in the Maine Landscape
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“For the last 19 years,” says June LaCombe, Maine’s one-woman outdoor sculpture campaign, “I have been trying to... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Walden Pond

SLIDE SHOW: Walden Pond
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Icelandic photographer Smari is preparing a book of photography of Walden Pond, capturing a place and mood that... Read More »

Speaking My Mind

Speaking My Mind
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Speaking My Mind

Speaking My Mind
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Welcome. If you have not already done so, please register below. Then you may add your comments. We... Read More »

The 5 Best, Surefire Ways to Break into Yankee

The 5 Best, Surefire Ways to Break into Yankee
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“How do I break into Yankee?” I hear that question over and over from hopeful writers. Through the... Read More »

The Gift of the Glaciers

The Gift of the Glaciers
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During my childhood summers in Chester County, Pennsylvania I did many things: played baseball, rode my bike, caught... Read More »

VIDEO: Sunflowers by the Acre

VIDEO: Sunflowers by the Acre
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Every year Sunflowers for Wishes raises thousands of dollars for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Tim Friar, president of the... Read More »

Write It and They Will Come

Write It and They Will Come
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The July/August issue of Yankee features one of the most complex stories we have done during my nearly... Read More »



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