July/August Issue Celebrates Summer in New England
Dublin, New Hampshire (June 16, 2009)–Yankee Magazine’s July/August issue, on newsstands June 30, 2009, celebrates summer in New England with the ultimate lighthouse guide, a story about Old Home Days, and a feature on one piece of furniture that embodies the season — the Adirondack chair. Tasty summer recipes featuring fresh local ingredients and a new look at Shingle-style homes on Cape Cod round out Yankee’s summer issue, enticing readers to explore and relax in New England this season.
“Around New England in countless small towns, summer means a return home for so many natives who have left,” says Mel Allen, Yankee’s editor. “Summer…with a good chair, something cold on the armrest, and good reading. Stay awhile.”
Inside the Issue
“Bringing the Barrens to Life”– by Edgar Allen Beem, photographed by David Brooks Stess (page 80): In this photo essay, the black-and-white photographs illuminate the hard work and day-to-day lives of Maine’s blueberry pickers.
“The Big Question: How Do You Fall in Love With an Island?” — Interviewed by Justin Shatwell, photographed by Christian Kozowyk (page 88): Secluded on Boston Harbor’s Little Brewster Island for weeks at a time, Sally Snowman–historian, tour guide, and caretaker–is the last full-time lighthouse keeper in America.
“Occasion: Lawn Party” — by Annie B. Copps, photographed by Keller + Keller (page 90): Great food, good friends, and Tanglewood’s sublime music create the perfect picnic amidst the beauty of the Berkshire Hills.
“A Drink Along the Way” — text and illustration by David M. Carroll (page 96): A naturalist pauses in his ramble to offer a wood-turtle hatchling welcome respite.
“The Chair That Invented Summer” — by Wayne Curtis (page 98): To sit in an Adirondack chair is to experience deep, true relaxation. Yankee explores the history and the heritage of this distinctive style.