Yankee Magazine's March/April 2013 Issue— The Power of Place
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (February 13, 2013)— Yankee Magazine’s March/April issue examines the power of place with feature stories about how land defines us. The theme continues through the entire issue with a reader hometown photo contest; a humorous look at New England’s mud season; and Edie Clark’s celebration for her 250-year old house.
“In New England— a region so compact, so woven with landscape and history and ancestry and tradition— the sense of place burrows more deeply than anywhere else,” says Yankee Magazine’s editor Mel Allen. “For editors, every issue is special in its own way, but some speak to us more than others. This is one of them.”
Inside Yankee’s March/April Issue
“Photo Contest” (p. 79): The winning submissions for Yankee’s first-ever reader photo contest capture the spirit of New England communities in all their whimsical, beautiful, and eclectic glory.
“The Big Question”— interviewed by Ian Aldrich (p. 84): Longtime auctioneer LaGina Austin of Skinner, Inc. explains how she keeps the bids coming.
“The Power of Place: Where the Heart Rubs Against the Place”— by Julia Shipley (p. 86): In Cabot, Vermont, kids and adults contribute hand-drawn maps of their most treasured neighborhoods, hideaways, woods, and byways.
“The Power of Place: My Roots Are Deeper Than Your Pockets”— by Howard Mansfield (p. 92): In the midst of the controversial Northern Pass power-line project, an abiding love of the land they live on gives some courageous citizens the grit to defy the tide of development around them.
“The Power of Place: I Will Not Leave”— by Howard Mansfield (p. 102): Romaine Tenney vowed he would never abandon his family’s Vermont farm, which lay in the path of the future of Interstate 91.
“The Power of Place: A Promise Kept”— by Mel Allen (p. 18): John Calvin Kenneth Poore, who died in 1983, lived nearly every one of his 98 years on the Stewartstown, New Hampshire farm that his grandfather bought in the early 1830s. Through the Poore Family Foundation, his legacy— a farmstead that’s remained untouched since before the Civil War and includes a five-bedroom house without indoor plumbing, electricity, or running water— is now a living-history museum.
“Going the Distance”— by Ian Aldrich (p. 33): Four-time Boston marathon winner Bill Rodgers shares his running tips.
“Fenway’s Other Beloved Park”— by Aimee Seavey (p. 36): In the shadow of Boston’s skyscrapers, lush greenery reigns at the Fenway Victory Gardens.