Yankee’s July/August 2014 Issue | Summer Off the Beaten Path
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (June 11, 2014)—Yankee Magazine’s July/August 2014 issue, on newsstands June 24, explores small towns, secret places, and summer off the beaten path.
“Visitors from ‘away’ often ask me about the ‘best way’ to see New England. If they come by car, my answer rarely changes: ‘Get lost, but carry a good map.’ My advice holds for all of us who live here, because there are always surprises to be found when we follow our curiosity down narrow roads, often of dirt and stone, that lead to … well, that’s the point: We don’t know where they lead,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “All of these stories—and others—speak to the thrill of setting off and finding something.”
Inside Yankee’s July/August Issue
“We Are Still Here”— by Justin Shatwell (p. 66): The people of far northern Maine celebrate their Acadian unity with a joyful, boisterous festival that also honors the legacy of their ancestors.
“House for Sale: A Special Place Called Liberty Street”— by Judson D. Hale Sr. (p. 76): In this special “House for Sale,” Yankee’s own Moseyer prepares to say goodbye to his family’s longtime summer house on Lake Winnipesaukee.
“The Big Question”— by Julia Shipley (p. 82): Steeplejack Jay Southgate explains what it’s like to preserve a treasured piece of New England’s architectural heritage.
“The Town Is Gone”— by Geoffrey Douglas (p. 90): When an oil train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec—just over the Maine border—last July, it ignited a horrific inferno that took 47 lives and decimated the heart of the community and its people.
“Photo Essay: Swab Summer”— photos by Markham Starr; text by Ian Aldrich (p. 84): In New London, Connecticut, Coast Guard Academy recruits test their mettle at one of the toughest boot camps in the country.
The Home section’s “Flower Power,” written by Tovah Martin, visits the Fantastic Umbrella Factory Gardens in Charlestown, Rhode Island, where horticulturist Patrick Shellman specializes in designing container arrangements of hardy plants (page 44). “New England’s Finest” features durable and ingenious pet products created by regional designers (page 50).