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Yankee's November/December Issue Features Holiday Ideas and Tips

Yankee’s November/December Issue Features Holiday Ideas and Tips
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Dublin, New Hampshire (October 12, 2009)–Yankee Magazine’s November/December issue, on newsstands October 27, 2009, features ideas for the holiday season, including what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers, where to go for a holiday getaway, what to give–beautiful crafts made in New England by local designers and artisans–and whom to thank. Yankee Magazine’s annual “Angels Among Us” story highlights a number of individuals in New England who have made a huge difference in the lives of the people around them. The holiday issue also includes additional articles on travel, home, and food.

Inside the Issue

Feature stories:

“Keeper of the Faith” — by Justin Shatwell, photographed by Paul Wainwright (page 80): New England’s oldest meetinghouses are where democracy was born.

“The Big Question” — interviewed by Ian Aldrich, photographed by Leah Fasten (page 86): We asked Lisa Wong, mayor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts: “How do a person and a city make the most of their opportunities?”

“Made in New England” — by Christie Matheson and Polly Bannister, photographed by Hornick/Rivlin (page 88): ‘Tis the season…Yankee presents a guide to beautiful gifts by local designers and artisans–something for everyone on your list.

“Angels Among Us” — by Ian Aldrich, photographed by Tibor Nemeth (page 96): These dedicated New Englanders are making a difference, one life at a time.

“The Man Who Loves Lowell” — by Geoffrey Douglas, photographed by Dana Smith (page 102): The heritage of this historic Massachusetts mill city comes to life in the poems of Paul Marion.

The Guide:

In Travel, “The Thirty Days of Christmas,” by Annie Graves (page 42), explores Newport, Rhode Island’s historic homes and seaside venues, decked out in simple white lights for the city’s month-long holiday tradition of giving and goodwill.

The Home section features a meticulously restored Back Bay brownstone where family and friends gather to celebrate the season, in “Home for the Holidays,” by Christie Matheson (page 54). “Inspired Ideas” explains how to make fragrant balsam pillows (page 60). “How’d They Do That?” offers woodworking techniques to “antique” a kitchen island (page 62). “Antiques & Collectibles” examines Izannah Walker’s cloth dolls, prized for their sweetness and simplicity (page 64).

In the Food section, “Friday Feasting,” by Annie B. Copps (page 68), shows what to do with your bounty of versatile leftovers from Thanksgiving Day. From egg nests to cranberry parfaits, learn how to create a whole new menu. Also in this issue, Nori Odoi, Yankee’s “Best Cook in Town,” shares the secret to her special cookies (page 76), and succulent Nantucket bay scallops are the featured ingredient in “Homegrown” (page 78).


“Here in New England,” by Mel Allen (page 20): A family suffers the death of a child, and slowly begins the healing process–“pulled back into life.”

Updated Monday, October 12th, 2009

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