Yankee's September/October Issue Celebrates Fall Foliage in New England
Dublin, New Hampshire (August 21, 2009)–Yankee Magazine’s September/October issue, on newsstands August 25, 2009, celebrates fall foliage and the rites of autumn in New England with a feature story on Vermont’s Route 100, the most scenic drive of all. Mouthwatering apple recipes, a peek inside the life of New England’s most fanatical leaf peeper, and 90 fall events are just a few of the highlights of the issue, which is bursting with color and the rituals of the season.
“Chasing peak color turns the brilliance of autumn into an always-futile chase,” says Mel Allen, Yankee’s editor. “Futile because peak color arrives on a continuum: Now you see it, now you don’t. But the essence of a New England fall is about becoming part of the continuum, not isolating it to one exuberant moment.”
Inside the Issue
“The Leaf Seeker”– by Michael Blanding, photographed by Jeff Folger (page 84): Photographer Jeff “Foliage” Folger is on a mission to capture fall in New England–one tree at a time.
“The Big Question” — Interviewed by Ian Aldrich, photographed by Christian Kozowyk (page 98): We asked filmmaker Ken Burns, whose newest film, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, is scheduled to air on PBS stations in late September: “Where do history and storytelling meet?”
“Occasion: October Surprise” — by Theresa Sullivan Barger, photographed by ?The Brothers Kozowyk’ (page 100): Every Halloween, ghosts and goblins transform the village of Collinsville, Connecticut.
“Lighting the Fire” — by Tal Birdsey (page 106): Ripton, Vermont’s North Branch School offers struggling students the gifts of hope and affirmation.
“Where Time Just Stops” — by Ian Aldrich, photographed by Steven Vote (page 90): Father and son share a timeless passion: fly-fishing amid the beauty of the Berkshire Hills.
In Travel, “Driver’s Delight,” by Michael Blanding (p. 36), explores fall’s most scenic byway, Vermont’s Route 100. The “Adventure” column takes in the White Mountains from a whole new perspective: cruising the forest canopy via zipline.
The Home section features a couple from Rockport, Maine, who rehabbed their 1840 Greek Revival in “The Boatbuilder’s House,” by Ian Aldrich (page 50). “New England’s Finest” showcases eco-friendly and practical necessities for back-to-college students (page 60). Turn acorns into decorative magnets and adornments on napkin rings in “Inspired Ideas” (page 62). Find out how to transform unused eaves into clean and practical storage areas in “How’d They Do That?” (page 64). “Antiques & Collectibles” examines the life and photographs of Bradford Washburn, founder of Boston’s Museum of Science (page 66).
In the Food section, “From Orchard to Table” (page 72) offers delicious and surprising recipes for apples. Also in this issue, Teresa Scenna, Yankee’s “Best Cook in Town,” shows her Italian heritage by sharing her favorite recipes for cheese balls and tomato sauce (page 80), and locally grown wheat is the featured ingredient in “Homegrown” (page 82).