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What you’ll find in the Summer issue of Cottage Life magazine

The Summer issue is mailed to subscribers July 10, and is on newsstands July 21.   In the Summer issue of Cottage Life: Beautiful deck designs Our weekend-with-guests survival guide Get fit on the dock! A charming...

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Time to reconnect: Grant and Sheri

Grant Cruickshank is certain that his cottage saved his life.  After running a successful tool business with his wife Sheri for 25 years, Grant was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, a severe heart condition that worsens with...

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8 silly inventions for animal lovers

Sure, you take your love of animals seriously. You feed the birds, you keep a safe distance from baby deer, and you even do your best not to kill the mice that run through your cellar. But even serious animal lovers have to...

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3 beer-based appetizers for a summer party

When you’re throwing a summer party, whether it’s around a bonfire on the beach or on your dock at the cottage, beer always plays a central role. So why not take it to the next level and surprise people with a beer-themed...

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5 foods that beer makes better

Cold beer and a weekend at the cottage are synonymous with each other. Can you even head up to the lake without a two-four to enjoy during a sunset on the dock? But the next time you pop the cap off of a cold one, remember that...

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Time to reconnect: Eric and Victor

Eric and Victor are self-proclaimed muskie men. Wherever there’s muskie, you’ll find the two brothers. And it was their love for chasing muskie—or as they like to call them, “the fish of ten thousand casts”—that...

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Beer Cheese Fondue

Beer and cheese are both old friends and new acquaintances: Scientists found recently that cheese dulls our ability 
to taste wine, so some cheese aficionados are switching to beer as an accompaniment instead. Fondue is a...

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