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Yankee Magazine's July/August Issue Celebrates Summer

“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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Yankee invites the media to interview our editors, who are experts on where to go and what to do during the travel season in New England. For more information, contact Heather Atwell, or 603-563-8111 x180.

About us: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of over 350,000 and a total audience of more than 2 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. In 2010, Yankee was named a finalist in the national City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual awards in two categories: Multimedia and Excellence in Writing. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at:

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