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July/August 2012

Feature Stories

A Mother’s Impact

A Mother’s Impact
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

“My mom was born into the war in Germany, survived that, and raised four kids as a single... Read More »

A Table for a Lifetime

A Table for a Lifetime
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When I was growing up, my parents had a large dining-room table that had been in my mother’s... Read More »

Anatomy of a Mouthful

Anatomy of a Mouthful
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Peter Martin built 3-foot-high raised wooden beds for vegetables, to minimize bending. The bonus is that they warm... Read More »

Award-Winning Photo Essay | The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island

Award-Winning Photo Essay | The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island

Award-Winning Photo Essay | The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Once hundreds of trap-fishing companies plied the Rhode Island coast; today only four remain. Photographer Markham Starr spent... Read More »

Best 5 Classic Baseball Fields

Best 5 Classic Baseball Fields
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Contributing editor Jim Collins wrote about fields of dreams in The Last Best League (Da Capo Press, 2004),... Read More »

Book Review | In the Words of E.B. White & The Great Northern Express

Book Review | In the Words of E.B. White & The Great Northern Express
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As soon as I’d read it, I was lost. I’d intended to review In the Words of E.... Read More »

How to Escape a Rip Current — Advice from an Expert

How to Escape a Rip Current — Advice from an Expert
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Dave Berman,the South District’s head lifeguard at Cape Cod National Seashore, shares advice on how to escape a... Read More »

Invasive Plant Species in New England

Invasive Plant Species in New England
2 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Kill Them All? Learn to Live With Them? There are no easy answers when “invasive” plants move into... Read More »

Iron Skillet Toss Competition

Iron Skillet Toss Competition
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Among the country-fair staples of hog calling, log rolling, tractor pulling, and other rural feats, is the iron... Read More »

Jenny Thompson | The Big Question

Jenny Thompson | The Big Question
3 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (69% score)

Few Olympic athletes achieve the kind of success that swimmer Jenny Thompson did. Born in Danvers, Massachusetts, and... Read More »

Penobscot Narrows Observatory | Local Treasure

Penobscot Narrows Observatory | Local Treasure
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When the elevator door slides open at the top of the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, the view hits you... Read More »

Phantom Dahlias | Mary’s Farm

Phantom Dahlias | Mary’s Farm
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A man down the road grows dahlias, the magnificent and ancient starbursts of color that in northern climes... Read More »

Photographs of New England’s 25 Best Beach Towns

Photographs of New England’s 25 Best Beach Towns
17 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (82% score)

How do you go about choosing the twenty-five best beach towns in New England? It wasn’t easy, but... Read More »

Rescued Dogs | Short Time, Long Love

Rescued Dogs | Short Time, Long Love
6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

Wolfie and Cheyenne were German shepherds, already old and infirm, who’d slept in the barn no matter how... Read More »

The 25 Best Beach Towns in New England from Yankee Magazine

The 25 Best Beach Towns in New England from Yankee Magazine

The 25 Best Beach Towns in New England from Yankee Magazine
53 votes, 3.70 avg. rating (74% score)

Choosing the best beach towns in a region that’s blessed with hundreds of miles of coastline and many... Read More »

The Hardest-Working Dog in New England

The Hardest-Working Dog in New England
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Border collies–athletic, agile, extremely intelligent dogs–have been the herding dog of choice for sheep owners for more than... Read More »

The Incredible, Edible Garden

The Incredible, Edible Garden
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The fact that Thomas Gardner is a foodie is written all over his landscape. Likewise, his fondness for... Read More »

The Man Who Watches Bears | Here in New England

The Man Who Watches Bears | Here in New England
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

The bears will soon be here. Ben Kilham is confident of that. It’s a mild evening in early... Read More »

Food

12. (Tie) Falmouth, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

12. (Tie) Falmouth, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Where to Stay in Falmouth, Massachusetts: Inn on the Sound: Perched atop a bluff with panoramic views of... Read More »

A Place at Vermont’s Table

A Place at Vermont’s Table
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Growing up in a modest brick house in Detroit, Michigan, Anne Obelnicki dreamed about farms. “I knew I... Read More »

Asian Cabbage Slaw

Asian Cabbage Slaw
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Beach-Plum Jam

Beach-Plum Jam

Beach-Plum Jam
25 votes, 3.72 avg. rating (74% score)

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Best Cook: Prizewinning Blueberry Pie

Best Cook: Prizewinning Blueberry Pie
16 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (72% score)

When Mary Blenk was 8, she joined 4-H–not for the animals but for the cooking. “We did a... Read More »

Foraging for Beach Plums

Foraging for Beach Plums
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Jason Bond is striking out. Leading a small team through the dunes in Westport, Massachusetts, cluster-bombed by mosquitoes... Read More »

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce
4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

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Grilled Chicken with Summer Herbs

Grilled Chicken with Summer Herbs
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Herbed Carrot Salad

Herbed Carrot Salad
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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How to Win a Cooking Contest

How to Win a Cooking Contest
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Here are some tips from Mary Blenk: Don’t be intimidated. You have to just jump in. Enter often... Read More »

Mary Blenk’s Maine Wild-Blueberry Pie

Mary Blenk’s Maine Wild-Blueberry Pie

Mary Blenk’s Maine Wild-Blueberry Pie
28 votes, 4.04 avg. rating (80% score)

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Raspberry, Honey & Corncake Trifle

Raspberry, Honey & Corncake Trifle
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Sterling-Style Herbed Potato Salad

Sterling-Style Herbed Potato Salad
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Strawberry Muffin Recipe

Strawberry Muffin Recipe

Strawberry Muffin Recipe
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June in New England is all about strawberries. With dozens of orchards offering pick-your-own and towns from Connecticut... Read More »

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters
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Home & Garden

4th of July Crafts | Table Decor

4th of July Crafts | Table Decor
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Whenever I throw a holiday get-together for family and friends, I like to add a handcrafted touch made... Read More »

Crafts: Decorate Glass Vases with Polka Dots

Crafts: Decorate Glass Vases with Polka Dots
1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

One of my favorite summer traditions is lining the kitchen windowsill with several small flower bouquets, each nestled... Read More »

House for Sale in Middle Haddam, Connecticut | Home by Tumbling Water

House for Sale in Middle Haddam, Connecticut | Home by Tumbling Water
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With all the windows closed, we couldn’t hear the waterfall that recent rainy day when we visited with... Read More »

Island Inspired Decor

Island Inspired Decor
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Want to keep that summer vibe going all year long? Fine art and home goods from Nantucket and... Read More »

Travel

How We Chose the Best Beach Towns in New England

How We Chose the Best Beach Towns in New England
1 vote, 1.00 avg. rating (49% score)

Selecting the best beach towns in New England wasn’t easy. For the past two decades, I’ve made my... Read More »

More Great Stories

1. Ogunquit, Maine | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

1. Ogunquit, Maine | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
19 votes, 3.93 avg. rating (78% score)

Here are Yankee Magazine‘s picks for the best places to stay, eat, and see for Ogunquit, Maine, ranked... Read More »

11. York Beach, Maine | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging

11. York Beach, Maine | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Where to Stay in York Beach, Maine: Cutty Sark Motel Located on Long Sands Beach, every one of... Read More »

12. (Tie) Wellfleet, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

12. (Tie) Wellfleet, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Where to Stay in Wellfleet, Massachusetts: Gull Cottage Bed and Breakfast: A historic cottage tucked between a pair... Read More »

13. Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

13. Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Where to Stay in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts Nashua House Hotel: In the heart of Oak Bluffs, The Nashua... Read More »

14. Narragansett, Rhode Island | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

14. Narragansett, Rhode Island | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Where to Stay in Narragansett, Rhode Island Kagels Cottages Early-20th-century waterfront cottages nest by a salt pond with... Read More »

15. (Tie) Newburyport, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

15. (Tie) Newburyport, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Where to Stay in Newburyport, Massachusetts The Clark Currier Inn Built in 1803, the Clark Currier sports an... Read More »

15. (Tie) Orleans, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

15. (Tie) Orleans, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Where to Stay in Orleans, Massachusetts: Ship’s Knees Inn Just a quarter mile from Nauset Beach, the Ship’s... Read More »

16. Ipswich, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

16. Ipswich, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Where to Stay in Ipswich, Massachusetts: The Inn At Castle Hill The long view from the front overlooks... Read More »

17. (Tie) Madison, Connecticut | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

17. (Tie) Madison, Connecticut | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

Where to Stay in Madison, Connecticut: The Inn at Lafayette Smack in the middle of town, The Inn... Read More »

17. (Tie) Old Orchard Beach, Maine | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

17. (Tie) Old Orchard Beach, Maine | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Where to Stay in Old Orchard Beach, Maine: Echo Motel and Oceanfront Cottages Nothing fancy, but the Echo... Read More »

18. (Tie) Little Compton, Rhode Island | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

18. (Tie) Little Compton, Rhode Island | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Where to Stay in Little Compton, Rhode Island: Edith Pearl Bed and Breakfast If you are traveling with... Read More »

18. (Tie) Plymouth, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

18. (Tie) Plymouth, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
2 votes, 2.50 avg. rating (59% score)

Where to Stay in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Pilgrim Sands Motel A family visit to Plimoth Plantation is a grand... Read More »

19. Hampton Beach, New Hampshire | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

19. Hampton Beach, New Hampshire | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Where to Stay in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire: Lamie’s Inn. If you are looking for an escape from... Read More »

2012 X Marks the Spot Photo Sweepstakes Rules

2012 X Marks the Spot Photo Sweepstakes Rules
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 2. HOW TO ENTER: To... Read More »

21. Brewster, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

21. Brewster, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Where to Stay in Brewster, Massachusetts: Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club: A favorite with families, there’s activities... Read More »

4. Newport, Rhode Island | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging

4. Newport, Rhode Island | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Here are Yankee Magazine‘s picks for the best places to stay, eat, and see for Newport, Rhode Island,... Read More »

5. Old Harbor, Block Island | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging

5. Old Harbor, Block Island | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Here are Yankee Magazine‘s picks for the best places to stay, eat, and see for Old Harbor, Rhode... Read More »

7. Kennebunkport, Maine | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging

7. Kennebunkport, Maine | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Here are Yankee Magazine‘s picks for the best places to stay, eat, and see for Kennebunkport, Maine, ranked... Read More »

8. Rockport, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging

8. Rockport, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Where to Stay in Rockport, Massachusetts: Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge An somewhat plain, old fashioned motor lodge that... Read More »

9. Chatham, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging

9. Chatham, Massachusetts | Best Attractions, Dining, and Lodging
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Where to Stay in Chatham, Massachusetts: The Hawthorne Despite its private beach and stunning ocean views, The Hawthorne... Read More »

Garden Vegetable Recipes

Garden Vegetable Recipes
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Is there anything better than vegetables you pluck fresh from your own garden plot? We don’t think so.... Read More »

Picnic Basket Recipes

Picnic Basket Recipes
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Take a break from the same old boring lunch and pack your picnic basket full of these summer... Read More »

Plan a Fall Foliage Trip

Plan a Fall Foliage Trip
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

It’s never too early to start thinking about leaf-peeping season and plan a fall foliage trip. We’ve pulled... Read More »

Recommendations for Best Beach Towns in New England

Recommendations for Best Beach Towns in New England
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The editors of Yankee Magazine share their recommendations for the best lodging, things to do, and places to... Read More »

Table Decorations | Fourth of July Crafts

Table Decorations | Fourth of July Crafts

Table Decorations | Fourth of July Crafts
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Celebrate the Fourth of July with these instructions to make festive patriotic table decorations. Instructions to Make Firework... Read More »



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