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Portland Symphony Orchestra| 90 Years in Photos

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When the Amateur Strand Symphony Orchestra formed in 1924, they rejected the name “Portland Symphony Orchestra” because they... Read More »

Favorite Places in New England | Willem Lange

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

He Made the Most of the Time He Had | Josiah Quincy, Jr.

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By the winter of 1773, Josiah Quincy, Jr. knew he was dying. He was an intelligent man—a Harvard... Read More »

The Gift of Silence

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“Silence is the gift we give each other.” A Catholic monk recently told me this while trying to... Read More »

New England Snow Farm

New England Snow Farm

7 votes, 4.71 avg. rating (92% score)

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

The <i>Wyoming</i> | And Other Technological Dinosaurs

The Wyoming | And Other Technological Dinosaurs

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

At 6 a.m., I awoke to the harrowing noise of a smart phone clinking off porcelain. This was... Read More »

Southport, Connecticut | Historic Coastal Village

7 votes, 3.14 avg. rating (64% score)

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

Snow Days | To Commute or Not To Commute

Snow Days | To Commute or Not To Commute

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

Photo/Art by Clifton Johnson – courtesy of the Jones Library in Amherst MA. I rarely venture out in... Read More »

Have You Found Your Calling?

8 votes, 4.38 avg. rating (86% score)

Do you ever stop and wonder what it is that you were put on this earth to do?... Read More »

America’s Oldest Maintained Cemetery | Duxbury, Massachusetts

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

When Does Snow Stop Being Fun?

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Somehow it surprises me every year. Summer days melt away all thought of winter; so much so that... Read More »

The Lure of a Simpler Life

10 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

Photo/Art by John H. Tarbell. Held by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. If someone offered... Read More »

When Is It Okay to Turn on the Heat in New England?

9 votes, 4.22 avg. rating (83% score)

It happens every year. As the fall nights get increasingly crisp, one by one the chimneys on the... Read More »

The Lizzie Borden House | Tour the Macabre

13 votes, 4.46 avg. rating (88% score)

Situated on a rocky hill that slopes downward to hug the eastern shore of Mount Hope Bay, Fall... Read More »

America’s Stonehenge | A Historical Site Shrouded in Mystery

10 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (90% score)

In the heart of the woods atop a granite-studded hill in Salem, New Hampshire, stands a site shrouded... Read More »

Robin Williams Memorial in Keene, New Hampshire

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% 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

6 votes, 3.83 avg. rating (76% 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

13 votes, 4.77 avg. rating (94% score)

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

Gingerbread Cottages at Oak Bluffs Campground

13 votes, 4.54 avg. rating (89% score)

As I approached the gingerbread cottages at the Oak Bluffs campground on Martha’s Vineyard, fat drops of rain... Read More »

Sausage Tips from Mayfair Farm

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

Like a good friend, a good sausage offers much and asks for little in return. Its wants and... 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

12 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (95% score)

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

Historic Salem, Massachusetts | A City Wrapped in Layers

24 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)

Historic Salem, Massachusetts, is a city of layers—one historical era layered upon another. It’s evident in the architecture;... 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 Holiday Cookie Memory

Jingles: Anise Holiday Cookie Memory

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

Once Christmas in America meant chopping down a tree, caroling door-to-door and baking holiday cookies with Mom. But... 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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