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January/February 2011

Feature Stories

A Comfortable Truth

A Comfortable Truth
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

We first walked the land in late October 1997. It was raining. It was cold. We wore rubber... Read More »

Book Review | Seen the Glory

Book Review | Seen the Glory
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Men going off to fight the Civil War sometimes declared they were going to “see the elephant.” It... Read More »

Christa McAuliffe’s Messenger

Christa McAuliffe’s Messenger

Christa McAuliffe’s Messenger
7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (94% score)

New Hampshire high-school teacher Christa McAuliffe was the first private citizen in space. After the shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into... Read More »

Earned Gifts of a Boston Winter

Earned Gifts of a Boston Winter
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Photo Credit: Christopher Churchill Slide Show: Boston in Winter Bostonians complain about a lot of things, and they... Read More »

How to Survive Extreme Winter Weather | Knowledge & Wisdom

How to Survive Extreme Winter Weather | Knowledge & Wisdom
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Joe Lentini, an independent guide in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and a team leader with Mountain Rescue Service,... Read More »

J. D. Salinger’s Last Supper

J. D. Salinger’s Last Supper
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

On any given Saturday night, just about anywhere in New England, volunteers put on a supper in a... Read More »

John Carter Brown Library | Local Treasure

John Carter Brown Library | Local Treasure
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The Columbus letter is thinner than you’d expect–just a few pages of Latin type and a handful of... Read More »

Occasion: Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Occasion: Dartmouth Winter Carnival
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SLIDE SHOW: Dartmouth Winter Carnival If I had to choose one image from last year’s Winter Carnival, one... Read More »

The Best 5 Cinemas and Theaters in New England

The Best 5 Cinemas and Theaters in New England

The Best 5 Cinemas and Theaters in New England
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Theaters are in Garen Daly’s blood: His grandparents were vaudeville performers. A former theater manager, he also produces... Read More »

The Big Question: Can Food Heal?

The Big Question: Can Food Heal?
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Adrienne Kane knows the power of cooking. In the spring of 2000, Kane, just 21, suffered a devastating... Read More »

The Restorer

The Restorer
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

The water still calls to him. Nearly 40 years living in Down East Maine hasn’t changed that for... Read More »

Food

February Dinner Menu | Cod Cakes, Chowder &

February Dinner Menu | Cod Cakes, Chowder &
1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

Briny flavors of the sea take center stage in our February dinner menu. Read More »

Homegrown: These Shrimp Are Real Shrimps

Homegrown: These Shrimp Are Real Shrimps
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They begin their chilly journey as year-old boy shrimp, trekking from inshore waters out into the cold Atlantic.... Read More »

January Dinner Menu | Meat Loaf, Maple Sweet Potatoes & Winter Vegetables

January Dinner Menu | Meat Loaf, Maple Sweet Potatoes & Winter Vegetables

January Dinner Menu | Meat Loaf, Maple Sweet Potatoes & Winter Vegetables
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Start the year of right with this January dinner menu which serves up meatloaf, maple mashed sweet potatoes,... Read More »

Portuguese Kale Soup | Best Cook

Portuguese Kale Soup | Best Cook
70 votes, 3.87 avg. rating (77% score)

Ruth O’Donnell is standing in her kitchen, shredding kale for her special Portuguese soup, which she’s made …... Read More »

Restaurant Review: The Belted Cow

Restaurant Review: The Belted Cow
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The Belted Cow Bistro’s chef/owner, John Delpha, earned his culinary stripes in some of Boston’s best kitchens. These... Read More »

The Guide Food: Low and Slow

The Guide Food: Low and Slow
1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

In summer the sun and soil do all the work to make our food taste so good: A... Read More »

Home & Garden

Fetchstix Dog Toys | Only in New England

Fetchstix Dog Toys | Only in New England
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When we first heard about Fetchstix, the initial question that came to mind was: “Is this an example... Read More »

Knowledge & Wisdom: Russian Fireplaces

Knowledge & Wisdom: Russian Fireplaces
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

The heat-storing properties of bricks have been utilized to keep people warm for centuries, and a Russian fireplace... Read More »

Lew French Stonemason | Artisan Profile

Lew French Stonemason | Artisan Profile
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Lew French is part stonemason, part artist, part magician. And a more meticulous magician would be difficult to... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Warm Glow

New England’s Finest: Warm Glow
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After the lights of the holiday season have been put away, we still face several snowy, frigid months... Read More »

Not My Grandmother’s Paperwhites | Mary’s Farm

Not My Grandmother’s Paperwhites | Mary’s Farm

Not My Grandmother’s Paperwhites | Mary’s Farm
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

My grandmother had a sun porch, and around the edges, in front of the windows, she had copper... Read More »

Waltham Pocket Watches | Antiques & Collectibles

Waltham Pocket Watches | Antiques & Collectibles
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If you ask someone for the time these days, you’ll likely find that instead of checking his wrist,... Read More »

Warm Glow

Warm Glow
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1. Stone artist Lew French carefully chooses every rock that goes into his rustic yet awe-inspiring fireplaces (priced... Read More »

You Can Go Home Again

You Can Go Home Again
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Let’s go back–say, 25 years. Before those lazy Sunday afternoons on the pond out back. Before those gorgeous... Read More »

Photography

How to enter (and hopefully WIN) a Photo Contest

How to enter (and hopefully WIN) a Photo Contest
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The folks at Yankee have asked me to blog about photo contests. They asked me to do this... Read More »

How to Resize Digital Photos

How to Resize Digital Photos
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You took that shiny new camera out of the box and started using it. Maybe you went through... Read More »

How to Use a Digital Camera

How to Use a Digital Camera
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Our friends at Yankee have asked me to write a blog entry about how to use a digital... Read More »

Outfitting (Light) for Winter Photography

Outfitting (Light) for Winter Photography
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I just finished reading an article about outfitting for a winter expedition in my favorite photography magazine, and... Read More »

Photographs of Winter in the White Mountains by Jim Salge

Photographs of Winter in the White Mountains by Jim Salge
3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Jim Salge  is a nature photographer based in southern New Hampshire. He has a deep-rooted appreciation for nature... Read More »

Signs of Spring | Photography Slide Show

Signs of Spring | Photography Slide Show
3 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (69% score)

According to legend, we can expect an extended winter because Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day... Read More »

Slide Show: Snowmen

Slide Show: Snowmen
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We receive more than our fair share of snow each winter, so let’s get out and enjoy it!... Read More »

The Many Types of Light in Winter

The Many Types of Light in Winter
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On last week’s trip to Maine I experienced the full range of challenging winter photo situations. With that... Read More »

Travel

Fresh Tracks to Cozy Inns

Fresh Tracks to Cozy Inns
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Fresh powder clings to the branches of the balsams. I ski beneath a low-hanging limb; it suddenly springs... Read More »

Into the Wild: Hut-To-Hut Skiing in Maine

Into the Wild: Hut-To-Hut Skiing in Maine
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Move over, Colorado: Maine has now become one of the nation’s premier destinations for hut-to-hut cross-country skiing, thanks... Read More »

More Great Stories

2011 Readers’ Choice Awards

2011 Readers’ Choice Awards
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

This contest is now closed. Click here to see who won. Welcome to Yankee Magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice... Read More »

2011 Readers’ Choice Contest Rules

2011 Readers’ Choice Contest Rules
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.</p. 1. HOW TO ENTER: To enter... Read More »

Best Cinemas and Theaters in New England | Honorable Mentions

Best Cinemas and Theaters in New England | Honorable Mentions
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Garen Daly’s five honorable mentions for Best Cinemas and Theaters in New England. BANTAM CINEMA 115 Bantam Lake... Read More »

Braising Recipes

Braising Recipes
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Braising, a cooking technique that uses a combination of moist and dry heat, is simply the process of... Read More »

Christa Mcauliffe’s Shadow | Yankee Classic

Christa Mcauliffe’s Shadow | Yankee Classic
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Excerpt from “Christa’s Shadow,” Yankee Magazine, June 1986. After watching Christa Mcauliffe’s every move for seven months, Bob... Read More »

Church Supper Recipes

Church Supper Recipes

Church Supper Recipes
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

A church supper is more than a fundraising event; it’s a New England tradition. If you’re looking for... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman Week 5

Diary of a Ski Patrolman Week 5
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Monday This week I’m going to write about something a bit different. I enjoy writing about my days... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 10

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 10
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Monday If you’ve never had bright orange and yellow tassels on your ski poles, you’re missing out big... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 11

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 11
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Monday The snowballs were quite epic today. You see, it was just warm enough to create perfect snowball... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 6

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 6
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MondaySkiing a patient down in a toboggan is no easy task. It often times involves some pleasant, fiery... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 7

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 7
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Monday As of last Friday I’ve acquired yet another honorable nickname. At least, I think it’s honorable. It’s... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 9

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 9
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Monday It’s a good thing that I was dispatching today. You see, I had the bright idea to... Read More »

JCB Library Treasures | Photographs

JCB Library Treasures | Photographs
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View slides of some of the John Carter Brown Library’s most treasured collections. Read More »

Make a Terrarium

Make a Terrarium
7 votes, 3.71 avg. rating (74% score)

Bring the wonder of nature into your home by creating a terrarium. These miniature, self contained eco-systems not... Read More »

Pet Products: Food, Treats & Supplements

Pet Products: Food, Treats & Supplements
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Back Bay Pet Company Portland, ME 207-878-3826 kittycantcopesack.com Barkin’ Biscuit Raymond, NH 603-471-0755 barkinbiscuitllc.com Barkwheats Bucksport, ME Stockton... Read More »

Pet Products: Fun Stuff

Pet Products: Fun Stuff
2 votes, 1.50 avg. rating (46% score)

Back Bay Pet Company Portland, ME 207-878-3826 kittycantcopesack.com Calling All Cats Portland, ME 207-774-3499 Companion One Comfort Southwest... Read More »

Pet Products: Supplies & Equipment

Pet Products: Supplies & Equipment
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AA Aquarium Inc. Ridgefield, CT 203-438-6078 aa-aquarium.com Arf and Running Prospect, ME 207-567-3567 arfandrunning.com Birdcages by Pierre Harpswell,... Read More »

Photographing Red Foxes

Photographing Red Foxes
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I consider myself a naturalist, and I’ve found myself on a continuous quest to learn about and to... Read More »

Photographs of Boston in Winter | Slide Show

Photographs of Boston in Winter | Slide Show
1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

Photographer Christopher Churchill spent the winter of 2010 photographing the architecture and landscape of the city of Boston.... Read More »

Resources: Lodging on the Catamount Trail

Resources: Lodging on the Catamount Trail
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When skiing of snowshoeing , it’s important to know where to stay at the end of the day.... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Dartmouth Winter Carnival

SLIDE SHOW: Dartmouth Winter Carnival
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Join photographers Christian and Jonathan Kozowyk as they capture the color and excitement of Dartmouth, New Hampshire’s Winter... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Stone By Design: The Artistry of Lew French

SLIDE SHOW: Stone By Design: The Artistry of Lew French
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Enjoy the beauty of Lew French’s inspired fireplace stonework in this slide show from his book, Stone by... Read More »

Tillandsia Care | Enjoy Live Air Plants without the Maintenance

Tillandsia Care | Enjoy Live Air Plants without the Maintenance
4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

Do you love plants but don’t have a green thumb? Do you like the idea of live plants... Read More »



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