Yankee Magazine's July/August Issue Names the "25 Best Beach Towns"
In the Travel section’s “25 Best Beach Towns,”Yankee combed the sands from Long Island Sound to the Gulf of Maine to rank the best communities on their Oceanside charms: beach and surf, lodging and snacking, rainy-day fun, kid stuff, accessibility, and more (page 36).
In Food, Sterling College chef Anne Obelnicki leads one of the country’s most innovative farm-to-table educational programs, creating not just delicious meals for faculty and students but a small-scale food economy that helps support local farmers (page 64). In “Best Cook in Town,”Mary Blenk of Cumberland, Maine, shares her tips to win cooking contests and her recipe for blueberry pie (page 72). Plus, chef Jason Bond forages for wild beach plums then turns them into Beach-Plum Jam for this issue’s “Homegrown”column (page 74).
In the Home section’s “The Incredible, Edible Garden,”Tovah Martin writes about a garden oasis in the Berkshires, a smorgasbord of food and flowers, from asparagus to zinnias (page 54). In “New England’s Finest,”contributing editor Christie Matheson features Nantucket- and Martha’s Vineyard-inspired fine arts and home goods (page 60).
“The Man Who Watches Bears”— by Ian Aldrich (page 17): Ben Kilham of Lyme, New Hampshire, is a rebel bear biologist, though recently there has been more acceptance of his research.
“The Hardest Working Dog in New England”— by Jim Collins (page 21): Like the people who settled the regions, Border collies live to work, needing neither praise nor treats to inspire them.
“How to Escape a Rip Current”— by Ian Aldrich (page 29): A veteran lifeguard explains what to do to survive a rip current.
“Local Treasure”— by Justin Shatwell (page 31): The Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Prospect, Maine, offers a breathtaking view of the Penobscot River Valley.
“The Best 5: Classic Baseball Fields”— by Jim Collins (page 32): Collins, author of The Last Best League, names his favorite classic baseball fields.