Yankee's January/February Issue: Perfect Winter Day
Dublin, New Hampshire (December 18, 2009)–2010 marks Yankee Magazine’s 75th year as New England’s magazine, fulfilling founder Robb Sagendorph’s gut feeling that the six-state region should have a magazine of its own, “for Yankee readers, by Yankee writers, and about Yankeedom.” The September/October issue will be the special anniversary issue, but throughout the entire year, favorite classic stories will be posted on YankeeMagazine.com, including the best articles on adventure (Mondays), history (Tuesdays), food and recipes (Wednesdays), people and places (Thursdays), and “three-minute reads” (Fridays). Other online exclusives celebrating Yankee Magazine’s milestone include mystery photo contests, New England trivia quizzes, a slide show of Yankee’s most beloved covers, a new blog about “what Yankee means to me,” and a video version of the monthly musings of editor-in-chief and New England icon Jud Hale.
The January/February issue, available December 29, 2009, on newsstands, features a full itinerary for the perfect winter day, a peek inside a toy collector’s home, breathtaking winter photographs, and a first-in-a-series story about how New England can change the world by Bill McKibben. The winter issue also includes additional articles on travel, home, and food.
Inside the Issue
Feature stories: “The Maine Way”– by Bill McKibben, photographed by Dennis Welsh (page 86): Part one of a series on “How New England Can Change the World” tells how the Maine Winter Sports Center revived Aroostook County’s spirit and heritage.
“The Call of Winter’s Stillness”– photographed by Jon Olsen, text by Ian Aldrich (page 92): A photographer finds peace in New England’s snow-covered landscapes.
“The Big Question” — interviewed by Ian Aldrich, photographed by Christian Kozowyk (page 100): Jack Dever, president of South Boston’s L Street Brownies, the famed South Boston polar bear club, shares his technique to jump into really cold water.
“Finding Grace” — by Ann Hood, illustrated by Allen Garns (page 102): Cemeteries hold not only the dead, but the living as well.
In Travel, Yankee’s editors provide their collective ideal winter day itinerary, from dawn to dusk, traveling all over New England to visit some favorite places in “The Perfect Winter Day” (page 42). The “Adventure” column explores a Connecticut quarry during a novice’s attempt to ice-climb (page 50). For a nearby excursion, the “Weekend” column travels to Canada’s Old Quebec, as stylish and sophisticated as any city in Europe (page 52).
The Home section includes an article about Don DiMugno and his passion for the past; he’s a lifelong collector of memorabilia, and within his 2,000-square-foot home, new barn, and garage, he displays his precious collectibles. “Inspired Ideas” explains how to make easy terrariums (page 70). “How’d They Do That?” shows how to turn old skis into a brand-new chair (page 74). “Antiques & Collectibles” features the Paris Manufacturing Company’s sleds, and takes a glide down memory lane (page 72).
In the Food section, “Inn Good Company” joins a group of Maine innkeepers who get down to business over a hearty breakfast; the story includes a selection of their delicious recipes (page 76). Also in this issue, Penny Despres, Yankee’s “Best Cook in Town,” shares her special recipe for French Canadian meat pies (page 82), while in “Homegrown” (page 84), tiny, tasty smelts are the featured ingredient.
“Here in New England,” by Mel Allen (page 16): Brattleboro, Vermont’s most famous landmark, the Harris Hill Ski Jump, seemed destined to die, but a dedicated group of townspeople developed a creative solution.
“First Light,” by Jim Collins (page 22): Trains have always had a hold on our imaginations — and they may also play an integral part in New England’s future.