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The Encyclopedia of Fall: U is for Up-Up

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Ten years have passed, and still I remember the sensation of floating above the Pioneer Valley, as if... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: V is for Vineyard

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The idea of locally made wine remains a head-scratcher to most New Englanders, and to the average visitor... Read More »

The Gift: Lake Champlain’s Mysterious Photo

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Sandra (“Sandi”) Mansi lives in Bristol, Vermont, up a long drive away from the two-lane road, past mounds... Read More »

The Grumman-St. John House

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The Grumman-St. John House has witnessed more than 265 years of Norwalk’s history and even survived the burning... Read More »

The Gun That Built Hartford

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“The good people of this world are very far from being satisfied with each other, and my arms... Read More »

The Hunt for the Perfect Foliage Shot

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New England presents myriad photo opportunities in autumn for those people patient enough to seek them out. So... Read More »

The Kaddish Project by Lawrence Siegel

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“Tikkun olam”: to heal the world. That’s the auspicious goal of the New Hampshire-based Kaddish Project, named for... Read More »

The Leaf Seeker: Jeff Folger

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Where is peak color? Yankee editor Mel Allen has the answer! Start your trip: What to See in... Read More »

The Lobster Shack at Two Lights

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Don’t miss this one for the atmosphere: open ocean, battered cliffs, foghorns, wind, and crashing waves. 225 Two... Read More »

The Long-Dead Native Language Wopânâak is Revived

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Kuweeqâhsun … This was the first word that Jessie Little Doe Baird spoke to her daughter, Mae, the... Read More »

The Memory Keeper: Child Labor Photos

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Joe Manning first met Mamie Laberge 31 years after she died. She was standing nonchalantly in a simple... Read More »

The Migis Touch: Creating the Lodge Look

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Joan and Tim Porta have literally made a career of interior decorating. They travel to several gift shows... Read More »

The Night Before Christmas

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This Christmas Eve, as we do every year, my family will enjoy a meal and some early presents... Read More »

The Pitcairn-Putnam Pistols

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In 1879, the granddaughter-in-law of Revolutionary War hero Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790) donated “these memorials of the... Read More »

The Restorer

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The water still calls to him. Nearly 40 years living in Down East Maine hasn’t changed that for... Read More »

The Sandwich Creamery

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You make your way down winding country roads to come here. The buildings are rustic and the cows... Read More »

The Smiley Face: More Famous Than Mona Lisa

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Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the late Harvey Ball, a self-employed commercial artist, drew the first smiley... Read More »

The Special Sounds of Winter

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You’ll Discover the Special Sounds of Winter Winter begins with a decisive snow. Spinning only a little, the... Read More »

The Way Things Work

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Know a student who might be your town’s next science fair award winner? For kids ages 5 to... Read More »

The Whole World in Your Hands

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Robert Forenza calls his Hugg-a-Planet stuffed Earth “the teddy bear of the 21st century.” You can hug it... Read More »

They Encyclopedia of Fall: J is for Jenne Farm

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The story goes that some 60 years ago, when Floyd Jenne Sr. traveled from Reading, Vermont, to New... Read More »

Three Soldiers Shoot One Unforgettable Movie

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One of the most praised films and winner of the Best International Documentary competition at this year’s Tribeca... Read More »

Ticking with a Twist

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In designer Drew Ann Dunigan’s childhood, ticking was the basic bedcovering at camp. Now she has cleverly taken... Read More »

Timeline of Lowell History

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c. 1600: Passaconaway, a Pennacook chief living at Pawtucket Falls, emerges as leader of the Merrimack Valley’s native... Read More »

Tips for Fresh-Cut Evergreens

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Joe Phelan, owner of Gulf Pond Trees in Perkinsville, Vermont (802-263-5458), offers these hints for keeping a fresh-cut... Read More »

Town Meeting Tips

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Make a Name for Yourself Some old-timers like to tell new residents not to speak at their first... Read More »

Toys from New England’s Finest

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Delight your children throughout the holiday season — and all year long — with these classic yet innovative... Read More »



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