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‘Quality Boredom’

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Keep a good book nearby; learn to whittle; turn on the radio. Why? Sugaring introduces a lot of... Read More »

Best 12 Lobster Shacks in New England

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As summer approaches, lobster shacks along New England’s coast start popping open, like flowers in bloom, for the... Read More »

Best 5 Classic Baseball Fields

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Contributing editor Jim Collins wrote about fields of dreams in The Last Best League (Da Capo Press, 2004),... Read More »

Best 5: Cabins & Cottages for Fall Foliage

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Photo Credit: Kristin Little Fall never fails to bring a sense of elation to Bethany Ericson, author of... Read More »

Blackfly Season in New England

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New Englanders take a perverse pride in their blackflies — claiming them as their state “bird,” naming softball... Read More »

Book Review | Marmee & Louisa and My Heart is Boundless

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I’ve never read Little Women; boys didn’t when I was growing up, and most still don’t. Thus, much... Read More »

Book Review | The Call, by Yannick Murphy

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Tolstoy once said that all happy families are alike, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own... Read More »

Book Review | When We Were the Kennedys

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This year millions of words will be printed and spoken about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of... Read More »

Book Reviews: The Missing Fathers Club

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A traveling father, a runaway father, a silent father, and a father who never shows up: These are... Read More »

Closing In

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To decipher whether your syrup is almost done boiling, stick a clean straightedge into your pan–a wide knife,... Read More »

Cold Turkey Plunge in Nantucket | Only in New England

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It’s admittedly counterintuitive, calling the sensation of wearing almost no clothing in 20° to 30° air and 38°... Read More »

Community Supports Farm After Accident

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In April 2006, at the start of the planting season, John Augustin had a tractor accident. It was... Read More »

Drill, Baby, Drill

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You’ll never suck enough sap from a tree to kill it, but you can injure it if you... Read More »

Essence of Emu

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The emu, like its cousin the ostrich, is a strange bird: 5 to 6 feet tall and 90... Read More »

Expert Advice | How to Teach Your Kid to Ski

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Barbara Ann Cochran grew up at Cochran’s Ski Area (cochranskiarea.org), a small operation in Richmond, Vermont, that her... Read More »

Fenway Victory Gardens | Local Treasure

Fenway Victory Gardens | Local Treasure

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Imagine walking down a narrow outdoor path, bordered high on both sides by lush gardens. It leads to... Read More »

First Light: A Logger’s Life

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Our wood chart shows you the relative heat values of New England’s fuel woods. You see the woodpiles... Read More »

Free-Form Fun: Lanse Stover Lamps

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Lanse Stover of Beverly, Massachusetts, has been a studio artist since 1985. That’s time enough to perfect his... Read More »

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum | Local Treasure

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Headaches come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re a curator for the George Walter Vincent Smith Art... Read More »

Global Warming and Fall Foliage

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Here in northern New England, the color comes on slowly, almost furtively. The first leaves turn — on... Read More »

Hints on Finding Your Own Ski House

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We asked Boston-based Maureen Grady, a veteran cold-weather weekend warrior, for tips on finding the perfect ski house.... Read More »

Holiday Tradition | Christmas Pageant

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In 1909, a young New Hampshire farm girl named Lucy Wells looked forward all fall to the event... Read More »

Hot & Heavy

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The hotter the fire, the better, says Morse, who recommends soft-wood slabs to feed the flames. “Simmering is... Read More »

How to Escape a Rip Current — Advice from an Expert

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Each year across the U.S., lifeguards rescue some 50,000 swimmers from rip currents; more than 100 victims don’t... Read More »

In Review: Seen the Glory

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Men going off to fight the Civil War sometimes declared they were going to “see the elephant.” It... Read More »

In Review: The Man Who Wasn’t ‘Sully’ Sullenberger

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Why is it that so many writers of spooky stories–Edgar Allen Poe (Massachusetts), H. P. Lovecraft (Rhode Island),... Read More »

Insider’s Touch

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Syrup reaches the right sugar concentration when it’s boiling at 7° above its initial boiling point, which in... Read More »



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