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Yankee Magazine's July/August Issue Celebrates Summer

Yankee Magazine’s July/August Issue Celebrates Summer
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The Guide:

The Travel section’s main feature, “Follow the Blue Watery Road,” by Wayne Curtis (page 42), re-explores the writer’s first journey on the Maine Island Trail, which he completed more than 20 years ago, and compares it with his more recent paddle. Thankfully, he finds the coast’s beauty and wilderness are mostly unchanged from two decades earlier.

The Home section’s main feature, “Cliff and Cove,” by Polly Bannister (page 50), showcases a Jamestown, Rhode Island, house built on a parcel of land overlooking Hull Cove. Writer Christie Matheson outfits a porch in “New England’s Finest” (page 56). A Vermont crafter updates a vintage lamp with a custom-made shade in “Inspired Ideas” (page 58). “Antiques & Collectibles” (page 60) remembers the work of Wallace Nutting, whose hand-colored photographs helped spawn American Colonial Revivalism, an ideology that embraced the simplicity of a bygone era.

In the Food section’s “After the Catch,” by Judith Gaines (page 64), six Maine chefs head to sea and learn how to catch lobster, then create inspired and economical lobster recipes. Also in this issue, Jamaican-born Hazel Odell re-creates the spicy fare of her Caribbean homeland in “Best Cook In Town” (page 70), a regular column in the magazine featuring some of New England’s most outstanding home cooks. In “Homegrown” (page 72), Yankee’s food editor, Annie B. Copps, gathers wild roses to make jam with a simple recipe of petals, sugar, fresh ginger, fresh lemon juice, and water.


“Here in New England,” by Mel Allen (page 16): The last sardine cannery in the United States, Stinson Seafood, in Prospect Harbor, Maine, ceased operations on April 15, leaving 128 people without jobs in a community without many other employment options. Lela Anderson, who is 78 and worked at the plant for 54 years, shares a poignant look at what life was like at Stinson.

“First Light,” by Jim Collins (page 23): “The Art of the Sail” spotlights Doyle Sailmakers, a worldwide firm based in Salem, Massachusetts, and examines how skilled craftspeople there use cutting-edge technology to create beautiful and sturdy sails.

“The Best 5,” by Virginia Small (page 34): Garden expert Virginia Small names the top five public gardens in New England: Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge, Mass.), Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum (Bristol, R.I.), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Boothbay, Maine), Garden in the Woods (Framingham, Mass.), and Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston, MA).

2010 marks Yankee Magazine’s 75th year as New England’s magazine, fulfilling founder Robb Sagendorph’s gut feeling that the six-state region should have a magazine of its own, “for Yankee readers, by Yankee writers, and about Yankeedom.” The September/October issue will be carry a special anniversary theme, but throughout the entire year, favorite classic stories will be posted on Other online exclusives celebrating Yankee Magazine’s milestone include mystery photo contests, New England trivia quizzes, a slide show of Yankee’s most beloved covers, a new blog about “what Yankee means to me,” and a video version of the monthly musings of editor-in-chief and New England icon Jud Hale.

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