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January/February 2012

Feature Stories

‘A Hard Place to Grow Deer’

‘A Hard Place to Grow Deer’
4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

The winter of 2011 came slowly to north-central Maine. Low snowfall and mild temperatures had run through most... Read More »

43 Reasons to Love Winter in New England

43 Reasons to Love Winter in New England
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

We’ve compiled a not-so-serious list of 43 of the very best reasons to stick around New England for... Read More »

Bag Balm | We Invented the Perfect Cure for Dry Skin

Bag Balm | We Invented the Perfect Cure for Dry Skin

Bag Balm | We Invented the Perfect Cure for Dry Skin
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

We Invented the Perfect Cure for Dry Skin New Englanders are confident enough to take a product intended... Read More »

Beautiful Scenery

Beautiful Scenery
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Familiar Landscapes Can Look Like Paintings See the other 42 reasons to love winter! Read More »

Best Cross Country Ski Trails in New England

Best Cross Country Ski Trails in New England

Best Cross Country Ski Trails in New England
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

We asked Vermont author and skier David Goodman to choose his favorite cross country ski trails in New England. Here... Read More »

Best New England Romantic Inns

Best New England Romantic Inns

Best New England Romantic Inns
8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (73% score)

With so many candidates for the best New England romantic inns, we offer a short list of cozy spots... Read More »

Bob-Houses | Free Lakefront Homes

Bob-Houses | Free Lakefront Homes
4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

In Praise of BOB-HOUSES | You Can Still Enjoy a Lakefront Home for Free When winter begins to... Read More »

Caretaker of the Clock | Here in New England

Caretaker of the Clock | Here in New England
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One summer day in 1965, Bob Fogg, was at the Hancock, New Hampshire, town dump when the local... Read More »

Child’s First Snow

Child’s First Snow
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There’s Nothing Like a Child’s First Snow Since 2005, new arrivals to Portland, Maine, from warm-weather foreign countries... Read More »

Cochran Ski Area Champions

Cochran Ski Area Champions
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A Tiny Hill Can Grow Champions A hillside farm sits alongside the Winooski River in Richmond, Vermont. The... Read More »

Cold-Water Swimming

Cold-Water Swimming
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

We Can Still Go Swimming Amoskeag Ledge in Manchester, New Hampshire, attracted the city’s famous Brownies (photo circa... Read More »

Comfort Food

Comfort Food
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

Comfort Food Warms Us, Body and Soul One of winter’s great rewards is the excuse to savor rich... Read More »

Decode the Meaning of Handkerchief Flirtations

Decode the Meaning of Handkerchief Flirtations
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My great-grandmother was born just before the start of the Civil War and so spent her teens in... Read More »

Favorite Super Bowl Recipes

Favorite Super Bowl Recipes
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Super Bowl Sunday isn’t quite the same without the Pats, but many of us will still be gathering... Read More »

Great New England Events

Great New England Events
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You Don’t Want to Miss These Events Boston Wine Festival, Boston, MA January 6-March 30 Your woodstove isn’t... Read More »

Great Storm Stories

Great Storm Stories
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Great storms give us stories to tell forever. We’ve had some doozies, but none that have outdone the... Read More »

Helmet Hair Competition

Helmet Hair Competition
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No Matter How Bad Your Hair Day, There’s Always Someone Like This … Few things in nature are... Read More »

How to Drive in Winter | Knowledge & Wisdom

How to Drive in Winter | Knowledge & Wisdom
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Good winter driving begins with good preparation. Find out how to drive in winter weather from longtime rally driver Tim O’Neil.... Read More »

Identify Animal Tracks

Identify Animal Tracks
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A dusting of snow reveals prints, a sign our woodland creatures are still active. Use this chart to... Read More »

Is the Ice Safe?

Is the Ice Safe?
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According to the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, a minimum of 4 to 6 inches of solid,... Read More »

It’s Okay to Eat Donuts

It’s Okay to Eat Donuts
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

It’s Okay to Eat Doughnuts! “Doughnut lovers love me for saying this,” says cold-weather expert Murray Hamlet, DVM,... Read More »

John Brown House Museum in Providence, RI | Local Treasure

John Brown House Museum in Providence, RI | Local Treasure
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

John Quincy Adams once declared it “the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen... Read More »

L.A. Burdick | Best Hot Chocolate in the World

L.A. Burdick | Best Hot Chocolate in the World

L.A. Burdick | Best Hot Chocolate in the World
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

We Make the Best Hot Chocolate in the World Michael Klug, head chocolatier at L. A. Burdick in... Read More »

Midweek Ski Deals

Midweek Ski Deals
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There’s Nothing Like an Amazing Midweek Deal at a Big Ski Mountain $3.50 For the Day Mad River... Read More »

Mt. Washington Observatory

Mt. Washington Observatory
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You Can Feel As Though You’re on Another Planet A thick cloak of rime ice turns the 6,288-foot... Read More »

New England By the Numbers: The Great Molasses Flood

New England By the Numbers: The Great Molasses Flood
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1/15/1919 day a giant molasses tank in Boston’s North End exploded, gushing more than 2 million gallons of... Read More »

New England Creativity

New England Creativity
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Snow Inspires Us to Get Creative These New Englanders found that it can be a lot of fun... Read More »

No Sunburn in Jamaica, Vermont

No Sunburn in Jamaica, Vermont
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You Don’t Have to Worry About a Sunburn When You Visit See the other 42 reasons to love... Read More »

Skating on Frozen Ponds

Skating on Frozen Ponds
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Hans Brinker Lives in All of Us Generations have grown up skating on New England’s frozen ponds and... Read More »

Sleds

Sleds
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New Englanders have been sliding down snow-covered hills since our nation’s founding– probably as a way to avoid... Read More »

Snow Days

Snow Days
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Everybody Loves a Snow Day! See the other 42 reasons to love winter! Read More »

Striding Down a Smooth, White Avenue| Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Striding Down a Smooth, White Avenue| Craftsbury Outdoor Center
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On the map, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s “Grand Tour” looks like a generous oval scrawled by a 3-year-old.... Read More »

The Best Hockey Team in the World

The Best Hockey Team in the World

The Best Hockey Team in the World
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We Can Claim (Again and Finally) to Be Home to the Best Hockey Team in the World See... Read More »

The Big Question: What’s It Like To Fall Through Ice?

The Big Question: What’s It Like To Fall Through Ice?
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

On December 19, 2010, Paul Cassidy, a 59-year-old software engineer from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was ice skating on Lake... Read More »

The Days Get Longer

The Days Get Longer
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Days Are Actually Getting Longer Daylight hours this season at Yankee’s offices in Dublin, New Hampshire: December 22,... Read More »

The Special Sounds of Winter

The Special Sounds of Winter
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You’ll Discover the Special Sounds of Winter Winter begins with a decisive snow. Spinning only a little, the... Read More »

Waking the Dead | Mary’s Farm

Waking the Dead | Mary’s Farm
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When I was growing up, a funeral was considered a somber event, one too gruesome to allow children... Read More »

Winter Calorie Burning

Winter Calorie Burning
1 vote, 1.00 avg. rating (49% score)

It’s Easy to Work Off What We Love to Eat Running 400 calories burned per hour Come in... Read More »

Winter Dress-Up Can Be Fun

Winter Dress-Up Can Be Fun
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Winter Dress-Up Can Be Fun Cold mornings don’t have to stay that way–if you mix and match these... Read More »

Winter is the Best Time to Curl Up With a Good Book

Winter is the Best Time to Curl Up With a Good Book
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It’s the Best Time to Curl Up With a Good Book Tim Clark has been reviewing books for... Read More »

Winter Jokes

Winter Jokes
6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

We Can Still Laugh at the Season A young woman got lost driving in a New England snowstorm.... Read More »

Winter Storm Stories

Winter Storm Stories

Winter Storm Stories
2 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

A big winter storm is a complex event that, though more or less vast in scale, is well... Read More »

Winter Traditions

Winter Traditions
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Traditions Wrap Us in Warmth In the winter of 1976, we lived in a cottage built for summer... Read More »

Winter Wave Parties

Winter Wave Parties
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Neighbors Become More Important New Hampshire winters tend to be long, a fact we all acknowledge and live... Read More »

Wovel | Shovel Snow the Easy Way

Wovel | Shovel Snow the Easy Way
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Snow Shoveling Has Never Been So Easy No, it won’t actually remove the snow for you–you still have... Read More »

Yarn Bombing | Only in New England

Yarn Bombing | Only in New England
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

In downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, there’s one tree that looks particularly well prepared for winter. A colorful stockinette sweater... Read More »

Food

Beef & Ale Hand Pies

Beef & Ale Hand Pies

Beef & Ale Hand Pies
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Cherry Chocolate Coffee Cake

Cherry Chocolate Coffee Cake
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Like many of you, we like to commemorate special days — like Presidents’ Day — with special dishes... Read More »

Chicken Pot Pies with Cheddar-Scallion Biscuits

Chicken Pot Pies with Cheddar-Scallion Biscuits

Chicken Pot Pies with Cheddar-Scallion Biscuits
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Classic Cherry Pie

Classic Cherry Pie
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Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Few desserts in life are as classic as the chocolate chip cookie, but despite their simple perfection, variations... Read More »

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes
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Easter is a holiday with solid sugar ties. Each spring we are presented with baskets of sweetness (actual... Read More »

February Monthly Menu

February Monthly Menu
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Yankee prepares a new menu for you each month. Read More »

Firehouse Chili

Firehouse Chili
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Golden Challah Bread | Best Cook

Golden Challah Bread | Best Cook
2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

At a Jewish day school in Northampton that her children attended, Simona Pozzetto was known as “the challah... Read More »

Grapefruit Pound Cake

Grapefruit Pound Cake
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I can’t help but reach for the citrus during these long, gray February days. Grapefruit is in season... Read More »

Homegrown: Matunuck Oysters

Homegrown: Matunuck Oysters
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Think you know New England shellfish? These gems from Little Rhody are a new reason to savor the... Read More »

Homemade Turtle Candy | Easy Valentine

Homemade Turtle Candy | Easy Valentine
2 votes, 2.00 avg. rating (52% score)

For kids, Valentine’s Day isn’t about roses or European-made chocolates. It’s a day to carefully choose which paper... Read More »

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lobster Mac & Cheese
69 votes, 3.09 avg. rating (61% score)

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Maple Cornbread

Maple Cornbread

Maple Cornbread
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When I was growing up we had a hen house with four hens. I am not sure why... Read More »

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Marinated Mozzarella Balls
6 votes, 3.83 avg. rating (76% score)

Some appetizers are a toothpick above the rest — popular year-round and easy to prepare. Marinated mozzarella balls... Read More »

Murphy’s Irish Toast

Murphy’s Irish Toast

Murphy’s Irish Toast
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Early spring is the perfect time to pair together two beloved New England traditions – St. Patrick’s Day... Read More »

New England Patriots Super Bowl Treats

New England Patriots Super Bowl Treats
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When we stumbled upon a blog post for New England Patriots Pops over at Mega•Crafty, we knew we’d... Read More »

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller
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Polenta with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon

Polenta with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon
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This dish, born of a cold winter’s morning and a mostly empty cupboard, is a family favorite: creamy... Read More »

Pork & Apple Pie with Cheddar-Sage Crust

Pork & Apple Pie with Cheddar-Sage Crust

Pork & Apple Pie with Cheddar-Sage Crust
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Red Sox Caramel Corn Treats

Red Sox Caramel Corn Treats
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If you can’t make it to Fenway on Friday to celebrate the park’s 100th anniversary, that’s no reason... Read More »

Savory Pies | The Ultimate Comfort Food

Savory Pies | The Ultimate Comfort Food

Savory Pies | The Ultimate Comfort Food
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

These savory pies are homey, but hardly humble. We think they’re the ultimate winter comfort food. How’s this... Read More »

Simona’s Challah Bread

Simona’s Challah Bread

Simona’s Challah Bread
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St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat Brownie Bites

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat Brownie Bites
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St. Patrick’s Day has a bit of a reputation for being a day of inebriated merriment with the... Read More »

Sweet Potato, Beet & Chevre Galette

Sweet Potato, Beet & Chevre Galette

Sweet Potato, Beet & Chevre Galette
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Winter-Greens Pie with Mushrooms, Caramelized Shallots & Feta

Winter-Greens Pie with Mushrooms, Caramelized Shallots & Feta

Winter-Greens Pie with Mushrooms, Caramelized Shallots & Feta
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Home & Garden

Cottage in Historic Middletown, RI

Cottage in Historic Middletown, RI
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

It falls quietly, here in this gentle clearing, snow as downy as a feather. Brushing up against the... Read More »

Crafts: Make a Valentine Shadow Box

Crafts: Make a Valentine Shadow Box
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This sweet and touching project has become my favorite Valentine’s gift, and it’s far more personal than the... Read More »

Crafts| Create a Sunlight Print

Crafts| Create a Sunlight Print
3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

One of the favorite gifts I found for my daughters this past Christmas was a sunlight print kit... Read More »

Isabelle Abramson | Artisan Profile

Isabelle Abramson | Artisan Profile
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Isabelle Abramson is a fan of serenity. That’s why the ceramics artist, who works in a studio in... Read More »

Landscape Paintings from A. T. Hibbard | Antiques & Collectibles

Landscape Paintings from A. T. Hibbard | Antiques & Collectibles
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I know many New Englanders who despise this time of year, but I’m not one of them. Even... Read More »

Make a Repurposed Quilt | Inspired Ideas

Make a Repurposed Quilt | Inspired Ideas
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Snowy days call for ice skating, hot-chocolate picnics, and sledding parties. But even the hardiest New Englander needs... Read More »

New England’s Finest | Bring the Outdoors In

New England’s Finest | Bring the Outdoors In
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1. Ken Kenia creates chandeliers from the antlers of moose, elk, and deer, which shed their racks naturally... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Winter Whites

New England’s Finest: Winter Whites
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1 Simon Pearce’s substantial “Brookfield” bowl ($90-$125) goes from oven to table and works for mixing, baking, or... Read More »

Photography

Photographs: Allison Trentelman’s Birds in Winter

Photographs: Allison Trentelman’s Birds in Winter
7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% score)

Allison Trentelman is a nature and wildlife photographer based on the Midcoast of Maine. A residency at the... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Dirk McDonnell’s Winter in Maine

SLIDE SHOW: Dirk McDonnell’s Winter in Maine
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When Maine photographer Dirk McDonnell first began using a large-format view camera, he was intrigued by the way... Read More »

Travel

Maine’s Western Mountains | Winter’s Soul

Maine’s Western Mountains | Winter’s Soul
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Photo Credit: Carl Tremblay More than anywhere I know, the soul of a New England winter exists amid... Read More »

WHERE TO STAY

WHERE TO STAY
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Nestlewood Inn 3004 Town Line Road, Carrabassett Valley. 207-237-2077; nestlewoodinn.com East of Bigelow village, a log-cabin lodge with... Read More »

More Great Stories

Matunuck Oyster Harvest | Slide Show

Matunuck Oyster Harvest | Slide Show
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Join photographer Julie Bidwell as she spends a cold winter day harvesting oysters with Perry Raso of Matunuck... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Bernstrom Home in Middletown, RI

SLIDE SHOW: Bernstrom Home in Middletown, RI
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Maaike and Erik Bernstrom found the home of their dreams in Middletown, Rhode Island. Or, rather, they found... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Western Maine Mountains

SLIDE SHOW: Western Maine Mountains
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The mountains of Western Maine offer a beauty unparralled in winter. Photographer Carl Tremblay spent several days during... Read More »



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