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November/December 2011

Feature Stories

Angels Among Us

Angels Among Us
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These dedicated New Englanders are making an extraordinary difference in the communities around them. The Home Maker DICK... Read More »

Best Historic Inn Criteria

Best Historic Inn Criteria
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How did we choose our “bests” from all of the notable 18th-century lodgings in New England? To start... Read More »

Christmas Revels: The Sounding Joy

Christmas Revels: The Sounding Joy
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Slide Show: Christmas Revels The Christmas Revels, a winter-solstice celebration of folksong and dance, began 39 years ago... Read More »

Historic Inn Resources

Historic Inn Resources
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Rates represent late fall/early winter, per night double occupancy, unless otherwide noted. Be sure to call ahead or... Read More »

Inside Yankee: The Gift of Community

Inside Yankee: The Gift of Community
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This space is where I usually tell you about the stories bound together within these covers. But there’s... Read More »

Kringle and Yankee Candle | Scented-Candle Showdown

Kringle and Yankee Candle | Scented-Candle Showdown
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It used to be that if you wanted to spend an entire afternoon shopping for candles in the... Read More »

The Best 5: Quilt Museums & Workshops

The Best 5: Quilt Museums & Workshops
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Quilts warm Connecticut writer Barbara Wysocki’s toes and delight her eyes. Founding editor of Layers, the New England... Read More »

The Old Ship Meeting House | Local Treasure

The Old Ship Meeting House | Local Treasure
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On Sunday morning, the doors of the Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham, Massachusetts, swing open to embrace... Read More »

The Toy Maker | Hand-Crafted Toys in Ogunquit, Maine

The Toy Maker | Hand-Crafted Toys in Ogunquit, Maine
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William John Woods, a maker of exquisite toys and rattles, knows about fine lines. He works with the... Read More »

Tropical Storm Irene | Flood in Vermont

Tropical Storm Irene | Flood in Vermont
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When Tropical Storm Irene struck Vermont, rain-swollen waterways washed away homes, bridges, and roads. Amid the destruction, Vermonters... Read More »

Why Should We Believe in Santa? | The Big Question

Why Should We Believe in Santa? | The Big Question
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That Jonathan Meath came to play Santa Claus seems almost inevitable. Early in life his beard went white;... Read More »

Wreathmaking Time in Washington County

Wreathmaking Time in Washington County
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November and December are when the wreaths are made in Maine’s Washington County, an undulating landscape of spruce... Read More »

Food

Apple Street Farm Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Bacon

Apple Street Farm Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Bacon

Apple Street Farm Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Bacon
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Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples
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Cathy’s Pecan Pie

Cathy’s Pecan Pie
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Classic Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Classic Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Classic Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
3 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (69% score)

Is there a crowd-pleasing comfort dish more beloved than macaroni and cheese? Out of the microwave, off the... Read More »

Madeira Gravy

Madeira Gravy
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Pommes Purees

Pommes Purees
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Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard
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Pumpkin Streusel Bars

Pumpkin Streusel Bars

Pumpkin Streusel Bars
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Roasted Cider-Brined Turkey with Madeira Gravy

Roasted Cider-Brined Turkey with Madeira Gravy

Roasted Cider-Brined Turkey with Madeira Gravy
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Thanksgiving Leftover Turnovers

Thanksgiving Leftover Turnovers
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We often use the word “feast” to describe Thanksgiving, and if your holiday table groans under the weight... Read More »

The Perfect Holiday Meal

The Perfect Holiday Meal
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Frank McClelland can’t stop talking about his new John Deere tractor. “It’s incredible. If you drive into that... Read More »

Home & Garden

Crafts: Make Vintage Postcard Ornaments

Crafts: Make Vintage Postcard Ornaments
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Here’s a great way to add a bit of nostalgic flair to your holiday celebration: make vintage postcard... Read More »

Force Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom

Force Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Add a little color and beauty to your surroundings this winter by forcing amaryllis bulbs to bloom. A... Read More »

Gifts You’ll Love (To Buy and Receive)

Gifts You’ll Love (To Buy and Receive)
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The sidewalks of Harvard Square are bustling on this overcast early-December day. Frigid temperatures have everyone moving at... Read More »

House for Sale: Living the Good Life on a Blueberry Farm

House for Sale: Living the Good Life on a Blueberry Farm
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Our first question to Mark and Betty Garrison, owners of Rocky Point Blueberry Farm in Warwick, Rhode Island,... Read More »

Knowledge & Wisdom: Holiday Care for Houseplants

Knowledge & Wisdom: Holiday Care for Houseplants
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Photo/Art by Scott & Zoe/Botanical/Getty Images If the holidays mean leaving your houseplant collection alone while you visit... Read More »

New England Craft Fair Gifts

New England Craft Fair Gifts
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New England’s holiday craft fairs are a stellar source of beautifully designed wares–and unforgettable gifts. Exploring a craft... Read More »

More Great Stories

Christmas Memory: Finding Joy In Aisle Seven

Christmas Memory: Finding Joy In Aisle Seven
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I took my three little boys shopping at the Co-op two days before Christmas and got many, many... Read More »



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