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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.

The Guide:

In Travel, writer and photographer Jon Marcus offers the ultimate guide to New England’s shoreline beacons. “Who Doesn’t Love a Lighthouse?” is 11 pages and is based on his book Lighthouses of New England. In Todd Balf’s latest adventure, “Around Cape Ann With a Paddle,” he embarks on Gloucester, Massachusetts’ 20-mile Blackburn Challenge, in which participants race their kayaks in the open ocean.

The Home section’s main feature, “Chasing the Light,” by Annie Graves, examines new versions of a classic architectural style on Cape Cod (page 52). “New England’s Finest” showcases camping accessories and gear (page 58). For a stylish way to display photographs, “Inspired Ideas” shows readers how to use beautiful glass containers to show off printed memories (page 62). “Antiques & Collectibles” features “bandboxes” made and decorated by rugged New Hampshire pioneer woman Hannah Davis (page 64).

In the Food section, “Bountiful Island” (page 68) examines the confluence of lush farms (which provide an abundance of local ingredients), a fresh daily catch, and inventive chefs and home cooks on Martha’s Vineyard (page 68). Also in this issue, Helene Harbage, Yankee’s “Best Cook in Town,” bakes her contest-winning Star-Spangled Berry Pie (page 76), and corn is the featured ingredient in “Homegrown” (page 78).

Departments:

Bring New England Home

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In this issue: 

  • 80 Gifts New England Gave to America
  • 7 Scenic Wonders of Fall
  • The Mother of Good Cooking: Fannie Farmer

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