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Yankee Magazine's January/February 2013 Issue

Yankee Magazine’s January/February 2013 Issue
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DUBLIN, New Hampshire (December 13, 2012)— On newsstands December 25, Yankee Magazine’s January/February issue explores things that stand the test of time— from Johnson Woolen Mills, a small Vermont company that has kept us warm with its signature red-checked shirts and heavy-duty green trousers since 1842 (p. 19), to the “Best 5 Used Bookstores,” and a laugh-filled look at how to deal with owning an old house (p. 23). In “The Man Who Listens to Soldiers,” Colonel Jon Coffin welcomes the men and women of the Vermont National Guard home from the war and helps them endure the long and often painful healing process (p. 14). Then, read all about “New Englandville: The Town of Our Dreams,” our quintessential little village that gathers everything we love about New England into one perfect place.

“Everyone will want to spend days, or weeks—or years, even—in ‘New Englandville’ (p. 30). It’s the place where you can sink deep into an inviting library chair looking out to sea, or ski the trails that wind through the hills, or meet friends for the best coffee and doughnuts for miles around, or simply wander one of the country’s best small art museums,” says Yankee Magazine’s editor Mel Allen.

Inside Yankee’s January/February Issue

Feature stories

“In Search of New England’s Classic Cocktail” —by Wayne Curtis (p. 72): Follow along as one intrepid reporter goes on the road to track down the true spirit of our region.

“The Draft Horse Whisperer” —by Ian Aldrich (p. 80): No one knows more about the horse that built New England than John Hutton. In the woods and fields, a trio of sturdy Belgians are his most trusted partners.

“This Just In” —by Monica Wood (p. 88): For the author’s sister, the nightly television news from Maine delivers the most riveting stories of our time and place.

“Stillness and Flight” —photographed by Allison Trentelman; text by Mel Allen (p. 92): These images capture the delicate beauty of landscape and wildlife from the photographer’s mountaintop home on the Maine Coast.

“The Big Question” —interviewed by Julia Shipley (p. 98): Snowplow driver Rusty Churchill explains how he keeps the 65 miles of roads in Cabot, Vermont, plowed, salted and sanded during winter’s long embrace.

The Guide

For the Food section, Yankee’s Senior Lifestyle Editor Amy Traverso reveals how a Gloucester, Massachusetts, community-supported fishery has brought hope to a beleaguered coastal industry by selling directly to consumers and by teaching how to cook different types of fish. Recipes include: Cod with Ginger-Basil Butter on Fragrant Rice; Gloucester “Old Salt” Fish Chowder; Nina’s Brodo Di Pesce; Monkfish Fra Diavolo with Spaghetti; and Maine Shrimp Toasts with Romesco Sauce. Plus, Edie Clark writes about this issue’s “Best Cook in Town,” Jessie Grearson, who transports the flavors of India to her coastal Maine home (p. 68).

In the Home section’s “Reclaiming the Soul of a House,” Bridget Samburg shows how she used salvaged materials and appealing antiques to bring an1873 Boston-area beauty back to life (p. 46). In “New England’s Finest,” handcrafted home goods, made in New England, take their inspirations from the natural world (p. 52). Catherine Riedel’s “Antiques & Collectibles” column examines the work of landscape painter A. T. Hibbard who found great beauty amid Vermont’s hills and villages (page 56).

And, in the Travel section’s “NewEnglandville: The Town of Our Dreams,” Yankee staff and contributors gathers the best of everything about New England into one perfect place (page 30).

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Updated Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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