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January/February 2012 Issue -- 43 Reasons to Love Winter

January/February 2012 Issue — 43 Reasons to Love Winter
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DUBLIN, New Hampshire (January/February 2012)—Yankee Magazine’s January/February issue, on newsstands December 27, extols the virtues of winter with a not-so-serious guide and 43 reasons why sticking around may be more satisfying than fleeing to a warmer clime; plus articles featuring winter driving tips, recipes for hearty and savory pies to eat before dessert, and the best five cross-country ski trails in New England.

“Nobody really loves scraping a windshield or negotiating an ice-slicked road,” admits Yankee Magazine’s editor Mel Allen.”But those are the obstacles of winter. Loving winter is something else. Yankee’s January/February issue is about that something else and why loving winter can be more satisfying than leaving it.”

Inside Yankee’s January/February Issue

Feature stories:

“Our Not-So-Serious Guide to Loving Winter” — by Yankee Magazine staff and contributors (page 74): Forty-three reasons to embrace the season—including classic cold-weather comfort foods, thrilling snow storms, a dozen ways to play in the snow, favorite books to curl up with, Top 10 don’t-miss New England events, the region’s most romantic inns, and many more.

“The Big Question” — interviewed by Joe Bills (page 112): Paul Cassidy of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, describes what it felt like to fight for his life when the lake ice beneath him gave way.

The Guide:

In Travel, writer Hilary Nangle explores the mountains of Western Maine where both adventure and a simple afternoon by the fire can be enjoyed (page 32).

The Home section visits Middletown, Rhode Island, where Maaike and Erik Bernstrom transformed a 1980s contemporary into a shingled country cottage (page 44). In “New England’s Finest,” contributing editor Christie Matheson showcases handcrafted ceramics in soothing winter white hues (page 52). Christine Chitnis repurposes a flannel shirt to create a patchwork quilt in “Inspired Ideas” (page 54). And Catherine Riedel writes about how Lambert Hitchcock’s distinctive chair style became an icon beloved by generations of New Englanders in “Antiques & Collectibles” (page 56).

In the Food section, Yankee’s lifestyle editor Amy Traverso dishes up savory pies filled with meats, cheeses and winter veggies—the perfect hearty treats for chilly days (page 58). In “Best Cook in Town,” Simona Pozzetto bakes challah, a traditional braided bread served on special occasions (page 66). In the column “Homegrown,” writer David Dadekian shares how savoring Rhode Island’s Matunuck oysters is one sweet way to promote local aquaculture (page 68).

And More:
“Here in New England: Caretaker of the Clock” — by Howard Mansfield (page 14): Seventy-three year-old Hancock, New Hampshire, resident Bob Fogg has taken care of the town clock for forty-six years, winding it 168 cranks once per week, and making repairs when needed. He’s an example of what keeps small towns working.

“A Hard Place to Grow Deer” — by Jim Collins (page 19): Northern Maine is a severe habitat for deer in the winter due to an increasingly challenging biological and ecological reality.

“Only in New England” —by Justin Shatwell (page 22): The yarn bomber movement in Northampton, Massachusetts, continues a trend started in Houston, Texas, where knitters create adornments for public objects such as (but not limited to) tree trunks, parking meters, and statues.

“The Best 5: X-Country Ski Trails” — by David Goodman (page 25): Vermont author David Goodman, whose newest book is Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York, uses his vast Nordic expertise to name the best cross-county ski trails in New England.

Updated Monday, December 12th, 2011

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