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Holiday Traditions | ‘Wassail, Wassail, All Over the Town…’

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Wassail (from the Middle English Waes thu hael, “Be thou hale [well]”): One word, two ways to enjoy... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Blending Faiths

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Our family’s holiday traditions have evolved carefully and with much thought—and some amount of hair-tearing and/or navel-gazing. My... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Christmas Coal

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Growing up, my family participated in very few traditions, certainly none that had been handed down from one... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Christmas Crackers

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When I was sixteen my family celebrated Christmas in Ireland, where we gained a new but enduring family... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Mrs. Nelson’s Chocolates

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Just after Thanksgiving, as far back into my childhood as I can remember, my mother’s Aunt Kay and... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Yankee Staffers Share Their Favorite Family Rituals

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For most, the holiday season is defined by its rituals and traditions. Whether it’s a carol-singing stroll with... Read More »

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 »

Hurricane of 1938 | The Wind That Shook the World

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This Yankee classic is from September 1988. For the first time his wife Irene could ever remember, Harold... Read More »

I Took a Voyage on the R.M.S Titanic

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Excerpt from “I Took a Voyage on the R.M.S Titanic,” Yankee Magazine, June 1981. Marjorie Newell Robb of... Read More »

Identify Animal Tracks | Animal Track Identification Chart

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A dusting of snow reveals prints, a sign our woodland creatures are still active. Use our handy chart... Read More »

Inside YANKEE: July/August 2009

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Although it’s been more than 25 years since I wrote about Connie Small and her life as the... Read More »

Inside Yankee: The Gift of Community

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This space is where I usually tell you about the stories bound together within these covers. But there’s... Read More »

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Robbery

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It’s been 20 years since the robbery at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in March 1990. This Yankee... Read More »

It’s No Fluke

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In 1999, a brother-and-sister team and their spouses set out to create a made-in-the-USA ukulele for a reasonable... Read More »

J. D. Salinger on the Road

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I live in Cornish, New Hampshire, just up a dirt road from J. D. Salinger. Every year dozens... Read More »

JCB Library Treasures | Photographs

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View slides of some of the John Carter Brown Library’s most treasured collections. Read More »

John Updike’s ‘The Wallet’

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NOTE: In memory of Pulitzer-Prize winning author and New Englander John Updike, we share this short story from... Read More »

Julia Child: Cooking With Flair

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Happy 100th Birthday, Julia! Yankee Classic from November 1979. “When we were first married,” Paul Child says, “Julia... Read More »

Kancamagus Highway Hits 50

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The Kancamagus Highway, the only route to connect motorists from Lincoln to Conway, NH, had a long, colorful... Read More »

Ken Burns on the Importance of ‘America’s National Parks’

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Producer/Director Ken Burns describes his work as “emotional archaeology.” For nearly 30 years, Burns has unearthed compelling, surprising,... Read More »

Kringle and Yankee Candle | Scented-Candle Showdown

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It used to be that if you wanted to spend an entire afternoon shopping for candles in the... Read More »

Larry Davis Climbed Monadnock Every Day for Years

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Yankee classic from March 1999 On May 1, 1992, Larry Davis climbed Mount Monadnock. He liked it so... Read More »

Laurie Lufkin’s Prizewinning Toasted-Pecan Toffee Cookies

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In 2006, Laurie Lufkin won a blue ribbon at the Topsfield Fair with this recipe. The next year,... Read More »

Lazy Susan

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Swiftly share condiments and side dishes with this 14-inch-diameter turntable ($89). Marcia LaRocque-Levy hand paints a beautiful majolica... Read More »

Lowell, MA: Jack Kerouac

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From Yankee Magazine September 1994 Writer Jack Kerouac died 25 years ago, down on his luck and estranged... Read More »

Magical Wand

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For fly-fishing enthusiasts, the coveted tool is a bamboo fly rod. David Kenney, of Middlesex, Vermont, originally started... Read More »

Maine Wreaths Go to Arlington Cemetery

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Wreath escort is underway: wreathsacrossamerica.org. The next ceremony will take place on December 10, 2011 at 12 Noon... Read More »



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