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May/June 2009 Issue Archive

1. Twig Band Rings

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1. Diamonds set in 18-karat gold bezel refine the intentionally rough edges of these twig band rings, available... Read More »

2. Mother-of-Pearl Necklace

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2. Rose Kauffman strings mother-of-pearl and tiny beads on simple cords to create her feather necklace (left; $47)... Read More »

3. Made-to-Order Rings and Cuffs

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3. Made-to-order rings ($95-$125) and cuffs ($250-$350) are cast in sterling silver from collected birch bark. Twigs and... Read More »

4. Resin Cuff Bracelets

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4. Paying homage to Nantucket’s celebrated scrimshaw craft, these bug cuffs ($170 each) are made of hand-painted and... Read More »

5. Multihoop Necklace

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5. Maine natives (and sisters) Megan and Moria Flynn link circles of many shapes and sizes in their... Read More »

6. Silver Maple Seed Necklace

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6. A spring maple seed becomes a work of art when dangling in sterling silver from this necklace... Read More »

7. Twig Necklace

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7. Cast from tiny tree relics, each Twigs and Heather twig necklace ($95-$350) is one-of-a-kind. Twigs and Heather,... Read More »

8. Spiral Twigs Necklace

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8. The twig form meets an array of spirals in this sterling-silver twig cuff necklace ($950). Shaw Jewelry,... Read More »

9. Bee Charm Necklace

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9. Branch and bee shapes lend their charms to these sterling-silver charm necklaces ($68 each). M. Flynn Accessories,... Read More »

9/11 Started Here | Yankee Classic

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After all those years working the dawn flights at Logan, and then for 16 more at Portland, Mike... Read More »

A Room Becomes Paradise | Mary’s Farm

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It has been more than 11 years since I bought Mary’s farm. You, readers, have been patient listeners... Read More »

A Wedding Story | Here in New England

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This wedding story is for anyone getting married in this season of weddings. It begins 25 years ago.... Read More »

Arthur Stone Silverware | Antiques & Collectibles

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Great art requires talent and tenacity, but also time and space: time to learn and perfect, and to... Read More »

Asian Spiced Stovetop Brisket

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Attractions in New England: Yankee’s Best

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Spend your day exploring museums, shops, theme parks, and more of the best attractions New England has to... Read More »

Best 5 Mountain-Bike Trails

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Longtime Yankee contributor and Massachusetts native Todd Balf, who has ridden mountain-bike trails from New Zealand to Venezuela.... Read More »

Best Ethnic Food in New England

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Food is such a great entryway to any country or ethnic group that I sometimes joke about saving... Read More »

Best of New England 2009 Travel Tips

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View New England photos: Scenic New England Find more than 60 places to eat: Yankee‘s Best of New... Read More »

Blackberry Jelly | Jelly Recipe from the Best Cook

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On a warm August day, Ruth Feeney’s kitchen is fragrant with fresh blackberries. She’s making jelly from the... Read More »

Block Island, RI, Weekend

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Block Island is an 11-square-mile, pork-chop-shaped landmass off the coast of Rhode Island. It may not sound like... Read More »

Block Island, RI: Snorkeling

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Here’s how you find snorkeling in the “garden” in the ocean near Block Island. It’s about 250 paces... Read More »

Book Review: Unpacking the Boxes

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Read an excerpt from Donald Hall’s book. “At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which... Read More »

Boston, MA: Boston Public Library

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Just about any destination you head to in Boston takes you past the Boston Public Library on Copley... Read More »

Bratwursts

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This is an approximation of a recipe for bratwurst that my dear friend Dr. B made for his... Read More »

Bug Repellent Clothing

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If you’ve ever survived a serious encounter with mosquitoes or blackflies, you know that the experience can wreak... Read More »

Burlington, VT: Church Street

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Get with gravity and walk downhill. Let your feet take you where you want to go; sometimes a... Read More »

Call of the Coast

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As fitting summer fare, the Portland, Maine, Museum of Art and the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme,... Read More »



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