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Iron Skillet Toss Competition

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Among the country-fair staples of hog calling, log rolling, tractor pulling, and other rural feats, is the unique... Read More »

Knight’s Quest at the Boston University Pub

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The city of Boston is home to more than 50 colleges and universities, each churning out thousands of... Read More »

Knowledge & Wisdom: Beauty in Unexpected Places

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Steve Erickson creates works of sculptural art from what Nature has already sculpted herself. And to him the... Read More »

Knowledge & Wisdom: How to Drive in Winter

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Tim O’Neil is trying to save the world, one driver at a time. For the past 27 years,... Read More »

Knowledge & Wisdom: How to Sound Like a New Englander

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Thom Jones likes the sound of other people’s voices. As a dialect coach for the Trinity Repertory Company... Read More »

Local Treasure: John Carter Brown Library

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The Columbus letter is thinner than you’d expect–just a few pages of Latin type and a handful of... Read More »

Local Treasure: Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Arts Museum

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No phrase is disliked more by historians than “from the dawn of history.” Human civilization has been so... Read More »

Local Treasure: North Bennet Street School

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The power-tool room at the North Bennet Street School is cramped, to say the least. Shaped like an... Read More »

Local Treasure: Penobscot Narrows Observatory

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When the elevator door slides open at the top of the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, the view hits you... Read More »

Music Review

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When leading a revival of an all-but-dead genre, it’s not enough to be good — you have to... Read More »

New England By the Numbers: Leaf Peepers

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3.6 million: number of foliage tourists who visit Vermont each autumn $331.9 million: average annual value of foliage... Read More »

New England By the Numbers: Mt. Washington Auto Road

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24:37.6 minutes/seconds: record Auto Road time set by Harry Harkness in the first “Climb to the Clouds” race,... Read More »

New England By the Numbers: The Great Molasses Flood

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1/15/1919 day a giant molasses tank in Boston’s North End exploded, gushing more than 2 million gallons of... Read More »

Quick Time

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Reduce boiling time by sticking your sap in a freezer, long enough so that its outer edges begin... Read More »

Recycle, Reuse

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You don’t need those postcard-perfect (and expensive) metal buckets to collect your sap. Morse says plastic milk jugs... Read More »

Restaurant Review: The Belted Cow

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The Belted Cow Bistro’s chef/owner, John Delpha, earned his culinary stripes in some of Boston’s best kitchens. These... Read More »

Running Tips from Four-Time Boston Marathon Winner Bill Rodgers

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Bill Rodgers knows marathons. In the 1970s and early 1980s, no other runner dominated the sport as he... Read More »

Season’s Must-Haves: Electric Bicycle

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The eGO Cycle is emissions-free, nearly silent, and easy to ride. (Remember how comfy the saddle seat of... Read More »

Ski Clubs: In the House of the White Mules

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By rights, a mulemeister should be writing this, or else a kid who grew up as a White... Read More »

Summer Tradition: Swimming Holes

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I grew up in the village of Walpole, New Hampshire, a mile from a little swimming hole called... Read More »

The Best 5 Cinemas and Theaters in New England

The Best 5 Cinemas and Theaters in New England

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Theaters are in Garen Daly’s blood: His grandparents were vaudeville performers. A former theater manager, he also produces... Read More »

The Best 5 Farmers’ Markets in New England

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Christine Chitnis traveled to more than 50 venues while writing Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011),... Read More »

The Best 5 Small Vermont Country Stores

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Throughout the Green Mountain State, it’s the conversations that you hear in line as well as at the... Read More »

The Hardest-Working Dog in New England

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Border collies–athletic, agile, extremely intelligent dogs–have been the herding dog of choice for sheep owners for more than... 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 »

Touching the Dream at Tanglewood

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If you’re a young, talented musician and aspire to join a symphony orchestra one day, there’s one place... Read More »

Travel | Legends of the Snow at the New England Ski Museum

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If you’ve never seen an Olympic medal up close and personal, imagine taking in five at once. At... Read More »



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