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November/December 2009

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Angels Among Us 2009

Angels Among Us 2009
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Yankee Magazine proudly recognizes the “Angels Among Us 2009.” Congratulations to these dedicated New Englanders who are making... Read More »

Boston, MA: Kara Rainey

Boston, MA: Kara Rainey
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In October 2005 Kara Rainey returned home to Roslindale, Massachusetts, from three weeks in New Orleans, where she’d... Read More »

Cookies for Christmas Swaps and Gifts

Cookies for Christmas Swaps and Gifts
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There’s no time like the present to make a gift of homemade cookies. Read on for Christmas cookie... Read More »

Eilen Jewell | Music Review

Eilen Jewell | Music Review
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Musician Eilen Jewell is a ghost behind the microphone–a thin, blond wisp of a woman with a pair... Read More »

Here in New England: Hard Work

Here in New England: Hard Work
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On the afternoon of Monday, May 7, 2001, Carter Brown, age 13, started a farm tractor and headed... Read More »

Homemade Gift Ideas

Homemade Gift Ideas
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Last minute gift ideas? There is still time to make a holiday gift or two. Here are some... Read More »

Lowell, MA: Poet Paul Marion

Lowell, MA: Poet Paul Marion
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Mr. Alphonse Hudon, / wearing a blue parka and dress hat, / leans on his cane on Pawtucket... Read More »

Mayor of Fitchburg, MA: Lisa Wong

Mayor of Fitchburg, MA: Lisa Wong
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In November 2007, residents of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly elected Lisa Wong, a 28-year-old political novice and the daughter... Read More »

New England by the Numbers | Pilgrims

New England by the Numbers | Pilgrims

New England by the Numbers | Pilgrims
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35 million Americans who claim descent from the original 102 Pilgrims 51 original colonists who survived that first... Read More »

New England Meetinghouses | Sense of Place

New England Meetinghouses | Sense of Place
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Arlene Bassett hides from the rain in the doorway of the Old Meeting House in Sandown, New Hampshire,... Read More »

Orange, NH: The Town Party

Orange, NH: The Town Party
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Read more: Small-Town Holiday Celebrations There are layers in every town that touch and connect its residents. Ritual,... Read More »

Providence, RI: Ron Whitcomb and Don Sullivan

Providence, RI: Ron Whitcomb and Don Sullivan
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Ron Whitcomb and Don Sullivan, Vietnam vets and both on full disability for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), met... Read More »

Thanksgiving Tips and Recipes

Thanksgiving Tips and Recipes
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New England Numbers: The Pilgrims For the home: Decorating for the Holidays For dinner: No-Fuss Thanksgiving Side dishes:... Read More »

The Ice Storm | Mary’s Farm

The Ice Storm | Mary’s Farm
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At one o’clock in the morning on December 12, 2008, I woke to a still darkness and the... Read More »

Timeline of Lowell History

Timeline of Lowell History
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c. 1600: Passaconaway, a Pennacook chief living at Pawtucket Falls, emerges as leader of the Merrimack Valley’s native... Read More »

Vershire, VT: Wynona Ward

Vershire, VT: Wynona Ward
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Every year Wynona Ward, founder and executive director of Have Justice Will Travel (HJWT), a free legal clinic... Read More »

Wells, ME: Bill and Anna Spiller

Wells, ME: Bill and Anna Spiller
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VIDEO: Maine Farmers Share Crops On Bill and Anna Spiller’s 130-acre farm in Wells, Maine, an expanse of... Read More »

Food

Bay Scallops Sautéed with Almonds and Orange

Bay Scallops Sautéed with Almonds and Orange
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Best Cook: Cookies

Best Cook: Cookies
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Our Best Cook, Nori Odi, is preparing Christmas cookies. Her industrious kitchen in Greenfield, New Hampshire, is filled... Read More »

Cranberry Parfait

Cranberry Parfait

Cranberry Parfait
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Cream of Onion Soup

Cream of Onion Soup

Cream of Onion Soup
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December Monthly Menu

December Monthly Menu
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Make a colorful meal for your holiday feasts with this menu, from cherry soup to chocolate cookie dessert.... Read More »

Egg Nests with Cornbread and Sausage

Egg Nests with Cornbread and Sausage
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How to Store Vegetables in a Root Cellar

How to Store Vegetables in a Root Cellar
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From Yankee Magazine, October 1975 Cut off the tops of vegetables to within 1 inch of the crown.... Read More »

Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies
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New England Scallops

New England Scallops
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Scallops are a true New England treat–their very shape is an iconic reminder of beachside fun and shell-hunting... Read More »

Nori Odoi’s Royal Icing

Nori Odoi’s Royal Icing
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Nori’s Chocolate-Dipped Espresso Cookies

Nori’s Chocolate-Dipped Espresso Cookies
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Nori’s Cinnamon-Pecan-Sprinkled Shortbread

Nori’s Cinnamon-Pecan-Sprinkled Shortbread
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Nori’s Drizzled Chocolate Shortbread

Nori’s Drizzled Chocolate Shortbread
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Potato Bread

Potato Bread

Potato Bread
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
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Restaurant Review: Bedford Village Inn

Restaurant Review: Bedford Village Inn
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New Hampshire’s Bedford Village Inn–the renovated circa-1790 Gordon family farmhouse and barn and the mid-18th-century Woodbury Cottage–is ready... Read More »

Special Meat Pie Pastry

Special Meat Pie Pastry
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Squash Risotto

Squash Risotto

Squash Risotto
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
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VIDEO: Annie Cooks Egg Nests At our house, we do a pretty traditional Thanksgiving: turkey and all the... Read More »

Turkey Leftovers A to Z

Turkey Leftovers A to Z
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Refrigerate turkey leftovers within 2 hours after cooking. Cooked turkey stays fresh in the refrigerator for 3 to... Read More »

Turkey Tacos

Turkey Tacos

Turkey Tacos
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Photography

Churches of Rural New England | Photography Slide Show

Churches of Rural New England | Photography Slide Show
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Architectural photographer Steve Rosenthal captures the early churches of New England from the simple meetinghouses to the Greek... Read More »

Travel

Attractions in Newport, RI

Attractions in Newport, RI
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Living history, plus fine dining, theatre, music, and dance are just a few of the attractions in Newport,... Read More »

Christmas in Newport, Rhode Island | 30 Days of Holiday Magic

Christmas in Newport, Rhode Island | 30 Days of Holiday Magic
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It’s a dark, Dickensian night, rolled up in a snow globe and shaken. Snow falls quietly, caught in... Read More »

Dead Frog Circus at the Wistariahurst Museum | Only in New England

Dead Frog Circus at the Wistariahurst Museum | Only in New England
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Kate Navarra Thibodeau becomes visibly exhausted when discussing her museum’s most popular artifact. As curator of Wistariahurst Museum... Read More »

DINING

DINING
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ANNIE’S Lively, cash-only breakfast spot on Bellevue Avenue, near the Tennis Hall of Fame. 401-849-6731 BOUCHARD RESTAURANT &... Read More »

LODGING

LODGING
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THE FRANCIS MALBONE HOUSE Circa-1760 mansion makes a cozy and luxurious B&B, with Jacuzzis and fireplaces. 800-846-0392; malbone.com... Read More »

Providence, RI: Free Travel Planner

Providence, RI: Free Travel Planner
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VIDEO: WaterFire in Providence If you are looking for family fun, a romantic getaway, a great vacation, or... Read More »

Shopping in Newport, RI

Shopping in Newport, RI
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With more than 50 shops scattered around Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf, and Brick Market Place, there’s plenty of... Read More »

Touro Synagogue | Local Treasure

Touro Synagogue | Local Treasure
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During Newport, Rhode Island’s month-long Christmas festival thousands of clear lights shine in shop windows and homes. If... Read More »

More Great Stories

Antiques: Dolls

Antiques: Dolls
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When I was 8 years old, my grandmother gave me a cloth doll for Christmas. Neither pretty nor... Read More »

Best 5: Eco Shops

Best 5: Eco Shops
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Yankee contributor Christie Matheson, author of Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style (Sourcebooks, 2008; $12.95), goes shopping... Read More »

Best Cookie Recipes from the Best Cook

Best Cookie Recipes from the Best Cook
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Nori Odoi’s Christmas Cookie Guidelines 1. Cookies should last well (shortbread stays fresh for weeks). 2. Cookies should... Read More »

Book Excerpt from The Price of Malice

Book Excerpt from The Price of Malice
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Read more: Review by Tim Clark From The Price of Malice, St. Martin’s/Minotaur, $24.99 Brattleboro is a standard... Read More »

Book Review | The Price of Malice

Book Review | The Price of Malice
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Read an excerpt: The Price of Malice When Archer Mayor published his first murder mystery about Joe Gunther... Read More »

Eco Shops in New England

Eco Shops in New England
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Earth-friendly baby clothes, handbags from recycled pop-tops, personal care products, soy candles, hardware, bedding, gifts — if it’s... Read More »

Fitchburg, MA: Mayor Lisa Wong

Fitchburg, MA: Mayor Lisa Wong
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In November 2007, residents of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly voted for change when they elected Lisa Wong, a 28-year... Read More »

For Him and Her

For Him and Her
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1. Notch whiskey ($888) is for serious connoisseurs–and they’ll be grateful forever. Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket, MA. 508-325-5929;... Read More »

For Home

For Home
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1. Recycled glass coasters ($80 set of 4) are fun–and protect tables, too. Happy Owl Glassworks, Concord, MA.... Read More »

For Kids

For Kids
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1. Put a pony under the tree–if it fits in this folding stable ($99.99). Melissa & Doug, Wilton,... Read More »

Four Poems by Paul Marion

Four Poems by Paul Marion
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All of the following poems can be found in Paul Marion’s What is the City?, copies of which... Read More »

Gift Wraps: Season’s Must-Haves

Gift Wraps: Season’s Must-Haves
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It seems a little silly to cut down trees for the sake of manufacturing gift wrap that will... Read More »

Gifts Made in New England

Gifts Made in New England
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Our region is famous for its work ethic and pride in craftsmanship. Here’s Yankee‘s unique gift guide to... Read More »

Home Projects: Kitchen Island

Home Projects: Kitchen Island
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Project: Antiqued Kitchen Island Jack Kurilla’s craftsmanship is about perfection. As a high-end cabinetmaker in the small southern... Read More »

House For Sale: New Ipswich, NH

House For Sale: New Ipswich, NH
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Ordinarily when a property comes up for sale, maybe the owners are sad about it, but everyone else... Read More »

Make Scented Pillows | Inspired Ideas

Make Scented Pillows | Inspired Ideas
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I love hosting family and friends in my home. When I have overnight visitors, I like to make... Read More »

Neoclassical Style Renovations: Restored Brownstone Home

Neoclassical Style Renovations: Restored Brownstone Home
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Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood is filled with buildings that look grand and historic from the outside. Inside, however,... Read More »

New Farmhouse Style

New Farmhouse Style
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Look for home decorating ideas just in time for the holidays. Designer Terry John Woods’ farmhouse style features... Read More »

Newport, RI: Touro Synagogue

Newport, RI: Touro Synagogue
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I once brought my mother, Adele, to Newport on a small cruise ship. We visited the mansions and... Read More »

Pairings

Pairings
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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 — November/December

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

Scallop Recipes

Scallop Recipes
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A long-standing New England treat, with the loveliest of shells, scallops are surprisingly versatile. Serve them as appetizers,... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Ice Storm

SLIDE SHOW: Ice Storm
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An unexpected ice storm in December 2008 caused remarkable hardship for up to 14 days for thousands of... Read More »

Small-Town Holiday Celebrations

Small-Town Holiday Celebrations
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VIDEO: Christmas in Vermont Towns The beauty and warmth of New England’s small towns show up particularly well... Read More »

Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers
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1. A handcrafted wool stocking ($30) makes the stuff inside more special. Swell Company, Parsonsfield, ME. 207-793-2700; swellcompany.com... Read More »

Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Turkey Day Recipes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes | Turkey Day Recipes
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Dinner guests do not live by turkey alone, even on Thanksgiving. Food editor Annie B. Copps shares these... Read More »

VIDEO: Her Hair was Blonde

VIDEO: Her Hair was Blonde
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“My hair was blonde,” she says, over and over. Listen to her ghostly story, told near a single... Read More »

VIDEO: Lowell, MA

VIDEO: Lowell, MA
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Paul Marion sees Lowell, Massachusetts, through the eyes of a preservationist and poet. Here are some of his... Read More »

VIDEO: Maine Farmers Share Crops

VIDEO: Maine Farmers Share Crops
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Yankee Magazine proudly recognizes “Angels Among Us” each year in the November/December issue. Included in 2009 are Maine... Read More »

VIDEO: Meetinghouses

VIDEO: Meetinghouses
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Photographer Paul Wainwright has been recording New England meetinghouses with large-format black-and-white photography since 2004, capturing their dual... Read More »

VIDEO: WaterFire in Providence, RI

VIDEO: WaterFire in Providence, RI
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WaterFire: Fire and water do mix in Providence, Rhode Island, when the Providence River is alight with flames... Read More »

When Thanksgiving Starts in May

When Thanksgiving Starts in May
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I don’t mind writing the truth about this year’s Thanksgiving: It was great. Half of my family was... Read More »



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