Yankee Homecoming

While we may not (do not) like the Yankees baseball team, the word ‘Yankee’ was historically used to describe an inhabitant of New England or one of the northern states. Residents of Newburyport already know this; they celebrate Yankee Homecoming every year around this time! According to the Yankee Homecoming site, in 1957 the renowned poet Jack Frost put forth the idea of a “national family reunion”; he proposed inviting Yankees who had moved West in the 1800s to return to their original homes for a celebration of New England’s rich history. Newburyport was one of the 29 cities that celebrated the festival in 1958, and 62 years later it is the only town that has kept the tradition alive. Keep reading to learn about some of the upcoming festivities and how you can get involved!

The Merrimack River – It’s in your sights!

What would you be looking at while gazing outside your living or master bedroom windows or your private deck/yard at Newburyport Landing? You would be looking out at the picture perfect views of Southeastern portion of the Merrimack River, a 177 mile long body of water that originates in New Hampshire and flows into Massachusetts … Continue reading The Merrimack River – It’s in your sights!