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July/August Issue Celebrates Summer in New England

July/August Issue Celebrates Summer in New England
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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

Feature stories:

“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.

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