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September/October 2009

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Anais Mitchell | Music Review

Anais Mitchell | Music Review
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Anais Mitchell is possibly the most beguiling farmer’s daughter in Vermont. Her father has raised sheep and taught... Read More »

Book Review | Traditional Barn Dances with Calls & Fiddling

Book Review | Traditional Barn Dances with Calls & Fiddling
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About 35 years ago, when my wife and I arrived in Concord, New Hampshire, we went to something... Read More »

Climb Every White Mountain Trail

Climb Every White Mountain Trail
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Tony Federer has never been one to sit still–or stay indoors. In 1995 the Kearsarge, New Hampshire, resident... Read More »

Collinsville, CT: Halloween Parade

Collinsville, CT: Halloween Parade
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This year’s event will be held on Halloween, Saturday, October 29. Kids’ activities begin at 6:30 p.m.; parade... Read More »

Fly-Fishing on the Deerfield River

Fly-Fishing on the Deerfield River
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This isn’t a story about catching fish. No big-one-that-got-away tales to bore you. Instead, this is a story... Read More »

Foliage Photo Tips

Foliage Photo Tips
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To compose the perfect fall foliage picture, says Jeff Folger, start with what’s known in photography as the... Read More »

Hawk Migrations

Hawk Migrations
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On a cold October morning at Lighthouse Point in Connecticut, Bill Banks stands in an open field and... Read More »

Ken Burns on the Importance of ‘America’s National Parks’

Ken Burns on the Importance of ‘America’s National Parks’
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Producer/Director Ken Burns describes his work as “emotional archaeology.” For nearly 30 years, Burns has unearthed compelling, surprising,... Read More »

New England Numbers: Autumn

New England Numbers: Autumn
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20,000 estimated leaves on a large, mature, healthy maple tree 30 apple pies served at the annual baking... Read More »

New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA

New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA
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On a cobblestone corner in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, volunteers are decoding the genealogy of the Bay State one... Read More »

Painter Albert Quigley | Mary’s Farm

Painter Albert Quigley | Mary’s Farm
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I love many things about this area, but one of my strongest pulls is from the legacy of... Read More »

Ripton, VT: North Branch School

Ripton, VT: North Branch School
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I drove out on snowy spring days or in the dark evenings of early summer, to Cornwall and... Read More »

The Leaf Seeker: Jeff Folger

The Leaf Seeker: Jeff Folger
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It’s the church steeple that causes Jeff Folger, a.k.a. Jeff “Foliage,” Yankee‘s compulsive foliage blogger, to spin his... Read More »

Where to see hawks

Where to see hawks
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MASSACHUSETTS Mount Wachusett The summit offers a 360-degree vista and a view of the Boston skyline in addition... Read More »

Your Next Visit to Martha’s Vineyard

Your Next Visit to Martha’s Vineyard
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Martha’s Vineyard is an exciting destination no matter who else is there. Read up for your next visit... Read More »

Food

Apple and Blue Cheese Sandwiches

Apple and Blue Cheese Sandwiches
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Apple Chips

Apple Chips
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Apple Recipes: Sauce, Cider, Salad

Apple Recipes: Sauce, Cider, Salad
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VIDEO: How to Peel an Apple VIDEO: Annie Cooks Apple Tarts Apples big / Apples small / And... Read More »

Apple-Ginger Quick Bread

Apple-Ginger Quick Bread
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Crunchy Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad
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Drying Herbs

Drying Herbs
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Many large-leaved herbs can be loosely bunched, their stems tied with a string, and hung head down in... Read More »

Gingered Apple Cider

Gingered Apple Cider
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Growing Wheat in New England | Shops and Recipes

Growing Wheat in New England | Shops and Recipes
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Someone from, say, Kansas might laugh at the notion, but there was a time when Vermont merited the... Read More »

Italian Food Recipes from the Best Cook

Italian Food Recipes from the Best Cook
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Teresa D’Angelo was 7 years old when the German army stormed her home village of Orsogna in Abruzzo,... Read More »

October Monthly Menu

October Monthly Menu
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You know it’s fall when you start cooking with pumpkins! This menu pairs them with potatoes. Want a... Read More »

Open-Face Apple-and-Almond Tart

Open-Face Apple-and-Almond Tart
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Orchard Applesauce

Orchard Applesauce
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Polpette di Formaggio

Polpette di Formaggio
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Restaurant Review: Fruitlands

Restaurant Review: Fruitlands
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When the rolling hills of central Massachusetts beckoned, Bronson Alcott (Louisa May’s dad) and his optimistic band of... Read More »

Tailgate Recipes: Sausage and Sauerkraut

Tailgate Recipes: Sausage and Sauerkraut
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As teams take to the field in a battle for victory, fans head into “Tailgateville,” firing up the... Read More »

Teresa Scenna’s Rice and Shell Beans

Teresa Scenna’s Rice and Shell Beans
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Teresa Scenna’s Zucchini

Teresa Scenna’s Zucchini
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Wheat Pancakes

Wheat Pancakes
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Home & Garden

10 Fall Garden Tips

10 Fall Garden Tips
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Read these 10 fall garden tips to prepare for the long stretch of winter weather. 1. Check the... Read More »

12 Painting Tips

12 Painting Tips
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1. Don’t wait for the cool days of fall to start your outside paint job. There may be... Read More »

16 Fall Cleaning Tips

16 Fall Cleaning Tips
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Home Tips: Fall Chore Shortcuts 1. Clean painted woodwork with a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1... Read More »

Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies
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For truly “green” cleaning products, try these home remedies that use common kitchen food items — mayonnaise, vinegar,... Read More »

Travel

Attractions

Attractions
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Green Mountain National Forest 802-747-6700; fs.fed.us Adams Family Farm 15 Higley Hill Road, Wilmington. 802-464-3762; adamsfamilyfarm.com Weston Priory58... Read More »

Dining

Dining
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Dot’s Restaurant Order the “Famous Berry Berry” pancakes, a tasty molten mess of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries.... Read More »

Drive-to-the-Top Mountains

Drive-to-the-Top Mountains
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There are times when being there beats getting there by a long shot. We want our foliage vistas,... Read More »

Library Book Sale Tour in NH: October 10

Library Book Sale Tour in NH: October 10
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Come to New Hampshire Saturday, October 10, and you’ll find many Granite State libraries participating in “Browsing Through... Read More »

Lodging

Lodging
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Old Red Mill Inn Cheap doesn’t mean chintzy at this authentic ski-lodge-style B&B, a former lumbermill and tavern.... Read More »

Scenic Drive: Vermont’s Route 100

Scenic Drive: Vermont’s Route 100
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Photo Credit: Kindra Clineff Best foliage viewing in all of New England Scenic drives, plus photos, maps, and... Read More »

Shopping

Shopping
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Young & Constantin Gallery Elegant colored-glass vases and molten-glass sculptures by artist Kathleen Young in a sun-drenched former... Read More »

Trap Day on Monhegan

Trap Day on Monhegan
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SLIDE SHOW: Trap Day on Monhegan No one goes till everyone goes. That’s the way it’s always been... Read More »

What is There to See In New England?

What is There to See In New England?
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From Vermont’s Green Mountains to Rhode Island’s vast coast line, there’s a reason to visit every New England... Read More »

When You Go — Ziplines

When You Go — Ziplines
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Alpine Adventures Treetop Canopy Tour & Sky Rider Lincoln, NH (offices) 888-745-9911, 603-745-9911 alpinezipline.com Wildcat Mountain Ziprider Pinkham... Read More »

When You Go: Dining, Lodging, Attractions

When You Go: Dining, Lodging, Attractions
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Join Yankee as we travel the edge of the Green Mountains south to north along Vermont’s scenic Route... Read More »

Ziplining Through Color

Ziplining Through Color
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When you’re afraid of heights, a thin grated walkway pegged 40 feet up a tree is an uncomfortable... Read More »

More Great Stories

2 Simple Acorn Crafts | Inspired Ideas

2 Simple Acorn Crafts | Inspired Ideas

2 Simple Acorn Crafts | Inspired Ideas
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Make refrigerator magnets and napkin rings with acorns. Autumn is an ideal time to harvest some of New... Read More »

Antiques: Bradford Washburn Photographs

Antiques: Bradford Washburn Photographs
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“Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature”: Cicero said it, and Bradford Washburn lived it.... Read More »

Apple Recipes

Apple Recipes
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Yankee food editor Annie B. Copps assesses New England’s apples this way — Honeycrisps are my personal favorite... Read More »

Best 5 Fall Camping Spots

Best 5 Fall Camping Spots
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We asked Carol Cambo, co-author of New England Camping (Avalon; $21.95), to choose the five best fall camping... Read More »

Best Cook’s Best Recipes

Best Cook’s Best Recipes
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Yankee‘s September/October Best Cook Teresa Scenna brought her Italian cooking style with her when she and her husband... Read More »

Boatbuilder’s House

Boatbuilder’s House
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For years Stephen Florimbi and his partner, Sarah Price, had a vision of what they wanted in a... Read More »

Bread Recipes

Bread Recipes
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Once a staple crop here, wheat is appearing again today in New England’s fields, thanks to a small... Read More »

Cape Cod House Storage Space | Home Projects

Cape Cod House Storage Space | Home Projects
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When the Hallee family moved into their 1950s Cape Cod house in Portland, Maine, the lack of storage... 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 »

Detail: Copper Countertops

Detail: Copper Countertops
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When it came to the kitchen counters, Stephen Florimbi opted for thin over thick: “I wanted something that... Read More »

Explore Connecticut River Tidelands

Explore Connecticut River Tidelands
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The salt marshes and tidal flats at the mouth of New England’s longest river spread through a portion... Read More »

Garden Solutions: Perennials and Groundcover

Garden Solutions: Perennials and Groundcover
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I’m distressed that some of the plants in my perennial garden are really overgrown and crowded. What should... Read More »

House For Sale: Brockway Island, CT

House For Sale: Brockway Island, CT
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It was the summer of 1953. Ernest F. Fetske, a prominent naval architect from New York, and his... Read More »

Kayak: Season’s Must Have

Kayak: Season’s Must Have
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Scoping out fall foliage from a vantage point on a pristine pond or gently flowing river means enjoying... Read More »

LISTEN: Regional Stories for the Foliage Drive

LISTEN: Regional Stories for the Foliage Drive
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Audiobooks are a great way to “set the mood” for your destination. These selected excerpts from Random House... Read More »

Make Acorn Napkin Rings

Make Acorn Napkin Rings

Make Acorn Napkin Rings
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These adorable acorn napkin rings, which are so easy to make, will bring a touch of autumn to... Read More »

Make Acorn Refrigerator Magnets

Make Acorn Refrigerator Magnets

Make Acorn Refrigerator Magnets
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Looking for a way to use up the abundance of acorns the oak trees dropped this year? Make... Read More »

Pairings for September/October 2009

Pairings for September/October 2009
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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 — September/October

Pairings Hint — September/October
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To respond, click on the link below. You will come to our Feedback page. Step 1. Fill in... Read More »

School Supplies: New England’s Finest

School Supplies: New England’s Finest
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1. Help save quarters and energy with an easy-to-store clothes-drying rack ($39.95-$49.95). The Vermont Country Store Rutland, VT... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Halloween

SLIDE SHOW: Halloween
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Halloween is just around the corner! As surely as autumn leaves turn red, lights outside New England homes... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Thoreau’s Cape Cod

SLIDE SHOW: Thoreau’s Cape Cod
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Henry David Thoreau took four walking tours of Cape Cod from 1849 to 1857. Present-day photographer Dan Tobyne... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Trap Day on Monhegan

SLIDE SHOW: Trap Day on Monhegan
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Photographer Peter Ralston captured Trap Day on Maine’s Monhegan Island last year, when all the lobster boats are... Read More »

Submit Your Photos: Halloween Decorations

Submit Your Photos: Halloween Decorations
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Share your ideas online. Take digital photos of your home (inside or outside) decorated for Halloween. See SLIDESHOW:... Read More »

Tips for Natural Lawn Care

Tips for Natural Lawn Care
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Yankee‘s gardening expert R. Wayne Mezitt recommends lawns as a great ground cover. “Mowing controls weeds, and your... Read More »

Vermont’s Route 100 | Photographs

Vermont’s Route 100 | Photographs
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Vermont’s Route 100 may be the best foliage viewing in all of New England. Also known as “Skiers’... Read More »

VIDEO: Where is Peak Color?

VIDEO: Where is Peak Color?
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Yankee editor Mel Allen explains why the search for “peak color” in New England is an elusive one.... Read More »

VIDEO: Ziplining

VIDEO: Ziplining
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Zipline tours are the new rage in New England ski towns. Alpine Adventures in Lincoln, in New Hampshire’s... Read More »



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