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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 »

House For Sale: Brockway Island, CT

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It was the summer of 1953. Ernest F. Fetske, a prominent naval architect from New York, and his... 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 »

I Was Suspected of Murder | Yankee Classic Article

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From Yankee Magazine January 1978 Like the Old Harbor town itself, some of us in Marblehead, Massachusetts, have... 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 »

If You Build It, They Will Come

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We hear a lot about the difficulties farmers have these days. Well, Keith Richard of Green Gold Farm... Read More »

In the Mood: Thomas Davin and Mary Kesler Lamps

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This cone-shaped lamp offers a warm glow and draws the eye up and outward. Rhode Island artists Thomas... 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 »

Isles of Shoals | The Winter Caretaker

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This will be my 10th winter living on Star Island. Here the wind shapes everything: the old buildings,... Read More »

It’s in the Details: Janna Ugone Lamps

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Janna Ugone-designed lamps are familiar, yet fresh and new. To make the oiled-parchment drum shades, Janna uses a... 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. 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 »

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 | Thoroughfare Was Named for New Hampshire Chief

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Yankee Classic from March 1985 “No gas for the next 32 miles” says the sign at the western... 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 »



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