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Yankee Magazine's March/April Issue

Yankee Magazine’s March/April Issue
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Dublin, New Hampshire (February 19, 2010)–Yankee Magazine’s March/April issue, on newsstands March 2, includes a story suggesting that spring may be the best time of year to visit Cape Cod. “The Cape Awakens,” by Annie Graves, offers travel tips on where to go and what to see on the Outer Cape. Bill McKibben continues his series for Yankee called “How New England Can Change the World” by examining how one Vermont town used technology to improve the community. Editor Mel Allen travels to Underhill, Vermont, to interview Merchant Marine captain Richard Phillips, whose ship was held hostage by Somali pirates last year; Phillips talks about his life after the ordeal and his new book, due out in April. The issue also includes additional articles on travel, home, and food.

Inside the Issue

Feature stories:

“Keepers of Beautiful Places” — by Justin Shatwell, photographed by William Huber (page 78): The Trustees of Reservations membership preserves for the public many of Massachusetts’ most special lands and properties.

“Making Good Neighbors” — by Bill McKibben (page 86): Part two of Yankee’s series on “How New England Can Change the World” tells how local Web networks can bring communities together face to face.

“A Celebration of Life” — by Rick Winterson (page 90): South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade showcases history, tradition, and local pride.

“Whatever Happened to the Old Man?” — by Justin Shatwell (page 96): Almost seven years since the collapse of New Hampshire’s beloved cliffside rock formation, its fate still hangs in the balance.

The Guide:

In Travel, “The Cape Awakens” — by Annie Graves (page 36): Deserted beaches and quiet restaurants give Cape Cod’s off-season a special glow.

The Home section includes an article about Penelope Wurr, a glass artist who mixes life and art in a relocated New England barn (page 50). “New England’s Finest” explains how to organize a space with locally designed pieces (page 60). “Inspired Ideas” shows how to set a festive Easter table that celebrates the season’s renewal (page 62). “Antiques and Collectibles” features some of the best and most famous clocks in the world, made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, by the Chelsea Clock Company (page 64).

In the Food Section, “Can We Live by Bread Alone?” offers a short history of bread baking plus four bread recipes (page 68). Also in this issue’s “Best Cook in Town” column, meet Ruth Shackford, an 81-year-old farmer’s wife who’s been the best cake baker around for 60 years. She shares her special recipe for “Preacher’s Chocolate Cake” (page 74), while in “Homegrown” (page 76) fresh, local lamb makes a savory spring meal.


“Here in New England” by Mel Allen (page 16): At home in Underhill, Vermont, Merchant Marine captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in April 2009, talks about his ordeal, its aftereffects, and the release of his first book, A Captain’s Duty, in April.

“First Light” by Jim Collins (page 23): One enterprising maple producer in New Hampshire learned his craft from local old-time sugarmakers, then developed his own savvy business plan to sell it, without jeopardizing his neighborly relationships.

Updated Friday, February 19th, 2010

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