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March/April 2011

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Champ Sighting | Lake Champlain’s Mysterious Photo

Champ Sighting | Lake Champlain’s Mysterious Photo
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Sandra (“Sandi”) Mansi lives in Bristol, Vermont, up a long drive away from the two-lane road, past mounds... Read More »

Child Labor Photos by Lewis Hine | The Memory Keeper

Child Labor Photos by Lewis Hine | The Memory Keeper
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All but lost to the ages were the lives of child laborers in Winchendon, Massachusetts, photographed a century... Read More »

Daniel Nava | The Big Question

Daniel Nava | The Big Question

Daniel Nava | The Big Question
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On June 12, 2010, Daniel Nava broke into the major leagues by hitting the first pitch he saw... Read More »

Dinosaur Tracks Collection | Local Treasure

Dinosaur Tracks Collection | Local Treasure
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When young Pliny Moody dug an odd-looking rock out of his family’s field in 1802, he wasn’t sure... Read More »

Finding Spring Across New England

Finding Spring Across New England
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MARCH Vermont Flower Show (Essex Junction, VT) March 4-6. 802-425-5117; greenworksvt.org Portland Flower Show (Portland, ME) March 10-13.... Read More »

First Light: Mount Cardigan in NH

First Light: Mount Cardigan in NH
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From the upstairs room where I’m writing this, I can look out across a 30-acre pond to the... Read More »

Fruitlands and State of Grace | Book Review

Fruitlands and State of Grace | Book Review
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The word eccentric means, literally, “off-center.” These two books examine New Englanders who, like all true eccentrics, never... Read More »

Goodbye to Winter

Goodbye to Winter
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The air is suddenly moist and soft, and the new smell of dirt is intoxicating. The color and... Read More »

New England By the Numbers: The Boston Marathon

New England By the Numbers: The Boston Marathon
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2:55:10 John J. McDermott’s winning time in the first Boston Marathon, 1897 2:05:52 Kenyan Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot’s record-setting... Read More »

Red Sox Nation Comes Together for Opening Day at Fenway Park

Red Sox Nation Comes Together for Opening Day at Fenway Park
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SLIDE SHOW: Opening Day at Fenway It’s pushing late afternoon on a Sunday in early April, and the... Read More »

The Best Spring Festivals and Flower Spots in New England | Chasing Spring

The Best Spring Festivals and Flower Spots in New England | Chasing Spring
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As the earth warms, color and spring flower festivals follow the season. Our picks for the best flower... Read More »

The Most Important Building in Town | Mary’s Farm

The Most Important Building in Town | Mary’s Farm
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I have a longtime love of libraries, reaching back to when my mother would leave me off at... Read More »

Food

‘Quality Boredom’

‘Quality Boredom’
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Keep a good book nearby; learn to whittle; turn on the radio. Why? Sugaring introduces a lot of... Read More »

April Monthly Menu

April Monthly Menu
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Closing In

Closing In
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To decipher whether your syrup is almost done boiling, stick a clean straightedge into your pan–a wide knife,... Read More »

Cold Asparagus Soup with Local Chevre

Cold Asparagus Soup with Local Chevre

Cold Asparagus Soup with Local Chevre
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Cumin- and Lemon-Scented Lamb Lollipops with Skordalia

Cumin- and Lemon-Scented Lamb Lollipops with Skordalia

Cumin- and Lemon-Scented Lamb Lollipops with Skordalia
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Cumin-Dusted Sweetbreads

Cumin-Dusted Sweetbreads

Cumin-Dusted Sweetbreads
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Drill, Baby, Drill

Drill, Baby, Drill
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You’ll never suck enough sap from a tree to kill it, but you can injure it if you... Read More »

Hot & Heavy

Hot & Heavy
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The hotter the fire, the better, says Morse, who recommends soft-wood slabs to feed the flames. “Simmering is... Read More »

How to Cook Dandelion Greens | Yankee Kitchen

How to Cook Dandelion Greens | Yankee Kitchen
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Melting snows predict the end of winter, but only the appearance of the first spring greens finally confirms... Read More »

How to Sugar on a Shoestring

How to Sugar on a Shoestring
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Maple sugaring, as Burr Morse will tell you, doesn’t require fancy stainless-steel boilers and gravity-fed tubing–simple firepits and... Read More »

Insider’s Touch

Insider’s Touch
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Syrup reaches the right sugar concentration when it’s boiling at 7° above its initial boiling point, which in... Read More »

Maple Nut Bars

Maple Nut Bars
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Maple Syrup Recipes | Best Cook

Maple Syrup Recipes | Best Cook

Maple Syrup Recipes | Best Cook
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Maple means many things to Marcia Maynard. Maple means the tall trees that surround her house high on... Read More »

March Monthly Menu

March Monthly Menu
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Potato, Sorrel & Egg Salad

Potato, Sorrel & Egg Salad
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Quick Time

Quick Time
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Reduce boiling time by sticking your sap in a freezer, long enough so that its outer edges begin... Read More »

Recipe for Entertaining

Recipe for Entertaining

Recipe for Entertaining
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Stepping across the threshold of Lisa Ekus-Saffer’s 18th-century farmhouse in Hatfield, Massachusetts–past the long table, carefully set from... Read More »

Recycle, Reuse

Recycle, Reuse
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You don’t need those postcard-perfect (and expensive) metal buckets to collect your sap. Morse says plastic milk jugs... Read More »

Restaurant Review: Shepherd’s Pie

Restaurant Review: Shepherd’s Pie
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Perched on the craggy hillside overlooking the small harbor in Rockport, Maine, Shepherd’s Pie–a new gastropub under the... Read More »

Rhubarb-and-Mango Compote

Rhubarb-and-Mango Compote

Rhubarb-and-Mango Compote
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Sugar-on-Snow Party Pancakes

Sugar-on-Snow Party Pancakes

Sugar-on-Snow Party Pancakes
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Traveler Food and Books | Only in New England

Traveler Food and Books | Only in New England
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Off exit 74 on I-84, the quizzical yellow sign that reads Traveler Food and Books is, if nothing... Read More »

Veal-Breast Confit

Veal-Breast Confit
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Wild-Salmon Roulades

Wild-Salmon Roulades

Wild-Salmon Roulades
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Home & Garden

Ask Brewski: What’s the Best Bowl for a Puppy?

Ask Brewski: What’s the Best Bowl for a Puppy?
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My puppy chewed up his plastic food bowl, so I have to get a new one. What kind... Read More »

Home Project: Coatrack from Shoe Forms

Home Project: Coatrack from Shoe Forms
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Old wooden shoe forms make a charming, vintage-looking coatrack. 1. Browse your favorite antiques stores and flea markets... Read More »

House For Sale: General Lafayette’s Hide-a-way

House For Sale: General Lafayette’s Hide-a-way
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You don’t believe anyone could get behind a beehive oven? Well, you have to realize that General Lafayette... Read More »

The New New England Heirlooms

The New New England Heirlooms
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Slide Show: New England Heirlooms Our six-state region is filled with talented artisans crafting beautiful (and functional) pieces... Read More »

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purses | Antiques & Collectibles

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purses | Antiques & Collectibles

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purses | Antiques & Collectibles
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Whiting & Davis mesh purses are a stylish vintage accessory, as well as a piece of New England history.... Read More »

Photography

How to Make a Photography Portfolio

How to Make a Photography Portfolio

How to Make a Photography Portfolio
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Read these tips from photography blogger, Susan Cole Kelly, on how to make a photography portfolio that shows off... Read More »

How to Photograph Architecture | Steeples, Sugar Shacks, and Skyscrapers

How to Photograph Architecture | Steeples, Sugar Shacks, and Skyscrapers
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I love winter. I follow the storms, arriving in recently-snowed-upon towns before they’re properly plowed, shooting winter villages... Read More »

Opening Day at Fenway Park | SLIDE SHOW

Opening Day at Fenway Park | SLIDE SHOW
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Photographer Carl Tremblay captured the magic of opening day at Fenway Park in this colorful slide show. Die-hard... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: 2011 Winter Photo Contest Finalists

SLIDE SHOW: 2011 Winter Photo Contest Finalists
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We received a great response to our first-ever winter photo contest, and after serious deliberation, have narrowed it... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Warm up in Providence, RI

SLIDE SHOW: Warm up in Providence, RI
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Christine Chitnis is a Providence-based writer, photographer and environmental educator with a talent for bringing her images to... Read More »

Top Five Favorite Places to Photograph in New England

Top Five Favorite Places to Photograph in New England

Top Five Favorite Places to Photograph in New England
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Photographer Susan Cole Kelly lists her top five favorite places to photograph in New England. New England is... Read More »

Travel

Connecticut Calendar for March/April 2011

Connecticut Calendar for March/April 2011
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MAR. 4-6: DARIEN, Darien Antique Show. The First Congregational Church of Darien hosts a small, friendly show, with... Read More »

First Day of Fishing

First Day of Fishing
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The beauty of the West Branch of the Farmington River as it cuts through the northern Connecticut town... Read More »

Maine Calendar for March/April 2011

Maine Calendar for March/April 2011
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MAR. 5: RANGELEY, TD Bank & Rangeley Lakes Cross-Country Ski Loppet. Participate in nontimed touring and race events... Read More »

Massachusetts Calendar for March/April 2011

Massachusetts Calendar for March/April 2011
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FEB. 26-MAR. 6: BOSTON, New England Boat Show. The region’s oldest such event presents a huge selection of... Read More »

New Hampshire Calendar for March/April 2011

New Hampshire Calendar for March/April 2011
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MAR. 3: PLYMOUTH, Cypress String Quartet. A concert performance by this San Francisco-based group at Plymouth State University’s... Read More »

Places to See Dinosaur Tracks in Southern New England

Places to See Dinosaur Tracks in Southern New England
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Amherst College Museum of Natural History Amherst, MA 413-542-2165; amherst.edu/museums/naturalhistory Great Falls Discovery Center Turners Falls, MA 413-863-3221;... Read More »

Rhode Island Calendar for March/April 2011

Rhode Island Calendar for March/April 2011
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MAR. 4-6: PROVIDENCE, Blue Man Group. Experience this theatrical show and concert, combining comedy, music, and technology like... Read More »

The Best 5 Indoor Places to Take Kids

The Best 5 Indoor Places to Take Kids

The Best 5 Indoor Places to Take Kids
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Rainy day? No problem! Here are the Best 5 indoor places to take kids in New England. You... Read More »

Travel: New England Traditions

Travel: New England Traditions
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From swan boats in Boston to sugaring in Vermont, generations of New Englanders know these traditions mark the... Read More »

Vermont Calendar for March/April 1011

Vermont Calendar for March/April 1011
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FEB. 26-MAR. 27: RANDOLPH, “Reflections on Life: Photography and Writing.” Open Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons and during... Read More »

More Great Stories

2011 Maple Festivals and Events

2011 Maple Festivals and Events
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Find 2011 maple events around New England with this resource list Connecticut Maple Festival MAR. 12-13: HEBRON, Hebron... Read More »

Bunker Hill Monument | Trivia

Bunker Hill Monument | Trivia
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Don Haska and Maureen Gannon were married at the top of the monument on May 20, 1995. The... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 14

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 14
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Monday I’ve been feeling philosophical lately. I don’t really know what that means because it means something different... Read More »

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 15

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 15
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Monday “So last week I discussed the meaning of life. This week I’ll go even deeper and answer... Read More »

Honorable Mentions: Best 5 Indoor Places to Take Kids

Honorable Mentions: Best 5 Indoor Places to Take Kids
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The next-best 5 indoor places to take kids in New England. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM & THEATRE OF MAINE Imaginative... Read More »

How in the World Do You Get a Skunk out of a Bottle? | Yankee Classic

How in the World Do You Get a Skunk out of a Bottle? | Yankee Classic
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Excerpt from “How in the World Do You Get a Skunk out of a Bottle,” Yankee Magazine, June... Read More »

Introductions

Introductions
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Hello Yankee readers! Since this is my first blog entry, I’d like to take a moment to introduce... Read More »

Mount Washington Avalanche | Nightmare on Mount Washington

Mount Washington Avalanche | Nightmare on Mount Washington
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Yankee Magazine March 1993 Jamie Huntsman never saw the avalanche that rumbled down Mount Washington, sweeping him and... Read More »

Party Recipes

Party Recipes
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There’s no denying that food’s an important part of most get-togethers. The next time you’re invited to a... Read More »

Plant Propagation: How to Take Plant Cuttings

Plant Propagation: How to Take Plant Cuttings
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Plant cuttings can be used to expand your collection in a cost-effective way. Use these tips on how to take... Read More »

Remedies for Common Houseplant Ailments.

Remedies for Common Houseplant Ailments.
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Try these houseplant remedies when your plants start to wither and droop. Houseplant ailments fall into three main... Read More »

Running of the Brides

Running of the Brides
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Amy Bidder shares her first-hand experience at The Running of the Brides event—a unique, annual bridal sale held... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Lewis Hine’s Mill Photos

SLIDE SHOW: Lewis Hine’s Mill Photos
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Photographer Lewis Hine is best known for his documentary work capturing images of child labor around the country... Read More »

Spring Blossoms | Photographs

Spring Blossoms | Photographs
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Spring is coming, and you can celebrate this season by following the trail of blossoms in this slide... Read More »

Starving off the Land: Figuring out first-hand food

Starving off the Land: Figuring out first-hand food
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I always thought of myself as a city mouse, but it wasn’t until I left Manhattan for a... Read More »

Trash the Trash

Trash the Trash
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My fiancée Samantha Smith and I recently became one of three finalist couples for Clay Hill Farm’s Green... Read More »



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