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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
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DUBLIN, New Hampshire (October 19, 2007)–Yankee Magazine’s November/December issue features 24 easy and elegant recipes, including Yankee’s most famous cookies ever. The “Home for the Holidays” issue, on sale October 28, 2007, also explores the traditions, warmth, and giving associated with the holiday season.

“I don’t know whether a single issue of a magazine can be a gift, but in these pages we’ve tried to distill what the holidays mean to us,” says Editor Mel Allen. “Just as opening the door of a loved one’s home promises good cheer within, we hope that each page of this issue of Yankee brings you special pleasure.”

Here is an overview of some articles from the current issue.

Angels (p. 122): “Angels Among Us, 2007,” by Carol Cambo, features five New Englanders who have made a difference in the lives of others. Last year, Yankee Magazine ran its first “Angels Among Us” article, which resulted in such positive reader response that for this year’s holiday issue, editor Mel Allen decided to continue the tradition of recognizing New Englanders who make a difference.

Orphan Holidays (p. 118): Holiday images usually focus on large family gatherings and festive, happy scenes. However, being alone is a reality for many people, making the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s a difficult time. Edie Clark, the beloved writer of “Mary’s Farm,” a column in Yankee Magazine, explores this issue in “Orphan Holidays,” a special edition of “Mary’s Farm” excerpted from Saturday Beans & Sunday Suppers, Clark’s newly released memoir about special people, special places, and special foods, available now at

Sweet Exchange (p. 78): The November/December issue of Yankee Magazine revisits a story first published in 1982 about the Wellesley, Massachusetts, Cookie Exchange, exploring the phenomenon of friends and neighbors sharing their favorite sweets. The 2007 version includes the members of a new generation, who are carrying on the tradition by hosting their own cookie exchanges.

Easy, Elegant, Delicious…(p. 102): Yankee presents a showstopping array of holiday recipes–every dish simple to prepare.

Let the Spirit Move You (p. 58): Matthew Mead, New England’s decorating genius, whose client list includes national chain stores, magazines, and more, offers tips to help readers style their homes from Thanksgiving through the New Year.

Holiday Gift Guide (p. 28): Yankee Magazine searched the region to find some of the best classic-yet-innovative toys to delight children this holiday season. The six items are featured in “Jingle All the Way,” Yankee’s “New England’s Finest” column for November/December.

An Island Captured (p. 96): Block Island photographer Malcolm Greenaway’s pictures are featured in Yankee Magazine’s November/December issue. In addition to showcasing some of Greenaway’s island photographs, the article also includes vivid descriptions of the circumstances that allowed him to capture such rare scenes.

The Most Surprising City in New England (p. 38): Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is featured in Yankee Magazine’s November/December “Travel” section, highlighting the city’s rebirth as the cultural capital of the Berkshires.

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Updated Friday, October 19th, 2007

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