July/August Issue Celebrates Summer in New England
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).
“Here in New England,” by Ian Aldrich (page 26): In Newburyport, Massachusetts, Rear Range Light offers a dining experience like none other in the world: It’s the only lighthouse where you can dine at the top.
“First Light,” by Jim Collins (page 22): The tradition of Old Home Days started in the late 1800s in hopes that the young women and men who had left the small villages where they grew up for better-paying jobs in cities would return home. Today, the tradition gives newcomers roots in their adopted hometowns.
“Best 5 Sand Sculpture Contests,” by Stephen Jermanok (page 30): Yankee names the top five summer competitions in New England.
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