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July/August 2009 Issue Archive

5 Tips for Sand Castles | Advice

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First, find a spot just above the high-tide line, so your creation doesn’t get washed away. Shovel sand... Read More »

A Good Read

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Tanglewood: A Group Memoir (Amadeus Press, 2008; $29.95), by Peggy Daniel, tells the story of the BSO’s magical... Read More »

A July 4th Celebration!

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Celebrate the Fourth! Dine outdoors and serve a fabulous make-ahead menu.</p Star-Studded Starter Start with a sassy salsa... Read More »

Adirondack Chairs

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On Bruce Ware’s porch above the shores of Lake Champlain, I lower myself into a deep wooden chair... Read More »

All About Lighthouses

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Slide show Photos of New England Lighthouses Great Online Resource Visit Jeremy D’Entremont’s New England Lighthouses: A Virtual... Read More »

An Old Home Days Summer Sampling

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CONNECTICUT July 9-11 East Hampton Old Home Days, 860-267-8533; easthamptonoldhomedays.org September 19 Canterbury Old Home Day, 860-546-9377; canterburyhistorical.org... Read More »

Antiques: Hatboxes

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While growing up, I shared a room with my very neat and organized sister. I was the bane... Read More »

Around Cape Ann With a Paddle

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The 20-mile Blackburn Challenge, “the East Coast’s premier open-water human-powered boat competition,” is named for a Gloucester fisherman... Read More »

Asian Chicken Thighs Freezer Marinade

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August Menu: Shrimp-Stuffed Zucchini

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Start with cool berried ice tea, stuff the zucchini with shrimp, and bake a blueberry pie. All good!... Read More »

Autumn Drives, Photos, Blog

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Where is peak color? Yankee editor Mel Allen has the answer! It’s time to take your fall foray... Read More »

Avi and Celia Music Review

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At first glance, these two University of Vermont grads may seem a little young to be a folk... Read More »

Basil Shrimp Pizza Freezer Marinade

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Berries: Pies and Preserves

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Recipe: Star-Spangled Berry Pie for your 4th of July celebrations. More berry ideas: Watch this “Annie Cooks” video:... Read More »

Best Beaches and Sand Castle Contests

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Celebrate the sun: 10 Best Beaches in New England VIDEO with Mel Allen: Revere Beach Sand Sculpture Competition... Read More »

Best Cook: Star-Spangled Berry Pie

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Helene Harbage’s fingers nimbly pick over the quart of raspberries, selecting only the plumpest, most perfect of the... Read More »

Best Places in Nantucket

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Just back from some R&R on my favorite island, Nantucket. I’ve been going since I was a kid.... Read More »

Best Sand Sculpture Contests

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No longer just a maze of turrets and drawbridges, sand sculpture has moved beyond sand castles to include... Read More »

Book Excerpt from Peter’s War

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When historian and constitutional scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm first discovered a 1765 bill of sale for a 19-month-old... Read More »

Book Excerpt: Tanglewood: A Group Memoir

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Read more: Tanglewood picnic ideas Peggy Daniel presents the story of Tanglewood through a treasure trove of stories... Read More »

Book Review | Peter’s War

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When historian and constitutional scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm first discovered a 1765 bill of sale for a 19-month-old... Read More »

Boston Lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman

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Sally Snowman is the 70th keeper of Boston Light, a post that dates back to 1716. She’s the... Read More »

Bourbon Brown Sugar Steak Freezer Marinade

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Camping Gear: New England’s Finest

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1. L.L.Bean’s four-person Ultra Dome tent ($189) sets up fast, keeps bugs out, and provides plenty of ventilation... Read More »

Cape Cod Houses | Slide Show

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Cape Cod houses designed by architectural firm Polhemus Savery DaSilva get a modern approach to a traditional aesthetic.... Read More »

Cape Cod Houses: Shingle-Style

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SLIDE SHOW: Cape Cod Houses This is a story about summer and light. About inner and outer beauty... Read More »

Celebrations in 2009

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Maine Lighthouse Week is June 14-21. For tour and event information, contact individual lighthouses, in addition to: lighthouse.cc/links/cruises.html... Read More »



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