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New England Guest Blog

At Yankee, we know that New England speaks to people in different ways. Yet seemingly everyone who's spent time in our region-- a day or a lifetime -- has a lasting impression of it. We've created this blog for lovers of New England to share their experiences.

As the rest of the world starts to look an awful lot alike, New England stubbornly retains a unique character that has made it a welcoming home for hundreds of years. Our guest bloggers celebrate that character.

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Town House School in Kennebunkport, Maine | Can This Building Be Saved?

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

The Town House School in Kennebunkport, Maine — a one room structure where generations of children from fishing and... Read More »

Jim’s Shoes | A Lesson in Perspective

4 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (89% score)

One of the first things I noticed when my son Brady and I entered my mom’s room on... Read More »

Easton, Connecticut | “Black Pearl of Fairfield County”

21 votes, 4.23 avg. rating (84% score)

The bucolic and sleepy town once described in a New York Times article as the “black pearl of... Read More »

Memory Watch | A Sweet Family Anecdote

Memory Watch | A Sweet Family Anecdote

5 votes, 4.07 avg. rating (80% score)

In the fall of 2010 my mom, Betty (or Bet, as she is known), was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s... Read More »

Ten Best Tips for the Brimfield Antique Show

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Photo/Art by Cynthia Bogart It is almost time to put on your sneakers and head out to the... Read More »

Favorite Places in New England | Willem Lange

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

Outdoor adventurer Willem Lange hosts New Hampshire Public Television’s award-winning Windows to the Wild outdoor series. Viewers join... Read More »

New England Snow Farm

New England Snow Farm

9 votes, 3.92 avg. rating (78% score)

Here in northern Rhode Island, where snow is creeping above the three-foot mark, there is a snow farm.... Read More »

Southport, Connecticut | Historic Coastal Village

10 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (70% score)

Southport, Connecticut, is a beautiful coastal hamlet in Fairfield County, located just over an hour outside of New... Read More »

America’s Oldest Maintained Cemetery | Duxbury, Massachusetts

18 votes, 4.17 avg. rating (83% score)

Tucked away, on a quaint, residential street in Duxbury, Massachusetts, sits a small, unassuming, colonial cemetery. Nearly indistinguishable... Read More »

Robin Williams Memorial in Keene, New Hampshire

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

After news of his passing, a makeshift Robin Williams Memorial appeared below the Parrish Shoes sign on the... Read More »

Bass Harbor Lighthouse | Tremont, Maine’s Striking Landmark

7 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Perched upon a cliff on the rocky coastline of Maine’s Mount Desert Island, with towering evergreen trees forming... Read More »

Kennebunkport Dump Parade

23 votes, 4.87 avg. rating (96% score)

Before being phased out in the mid-80s, the Kennebunkport Dump Parade was one of New England’s most unusual... Read More »

Sausage Tips from Mayfair Farm

6 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

Whether it’s on the grill, in a skillet or in the oven, there isn’t a wrong way to... Read More »

Squam Art Workshops

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

I have always been fascinated with words: how they form, develop, and change over time. Although I have... Read More »

Yankee Friendship | The Farmer and the Newspaperman

13 votes, 4.85 avg. rating (95% score)

I knew to stop my tractor with the front right tire alongside the crack in the curb to... Read More »

A Father’s Gratitude | Red Sox Spirit, Boston Strong, and the Jimmy Fund

10 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

Few New Englanders would describe the memorable 2013 Red Sox season as anything short of miraculous. With Boston recovering... Read More »

Jingles: Anise Cookies for Christmas

Jingles: Anise Cookies for Christmas

7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% score)

In search of Jingles, the beloved anise cookies of old Christmas memories. Once Christmas in America meant chopping... Read More »

Starving off the Land in Cape Cod

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Figuring out first-hand food I always thought of myself as a city mouse, but it wasn’t until I... Read More »

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