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Yankee Magazine Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Festive New England Flair

Yankee Magazine Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Festive New England Flair
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DUBLIN, New Hampshire (November/December 2011)— Yankee Magazine‘s November/December issue, on newsstands October 25, celebrates the holiday season with inspiring food, home, and gift ideas. From a Thanksgiving menu created by an acclaimed Boston chef, to the “story-book” home owned by author of the beloved children’s book, The Polar Express, plus craft fairs and made in New England wares, the holiday issue abounds with a festive New England style. And for a classic approach to the season, escape to another era while vacationing at a historic inn; Yankee traveled many hundreds of miles to determine the region’s ten best places to stay that evoke the 18th century but are cushioned in contemporary comforts.

Inside Yankee’s November/December Issue

Feature stories:

“Gifts You’ll Love (to Buy and Receive)” — by Amy Traverso (page 88): New England’s craft fairs make holiday shopping fun while supporting the region’s talented artisans.

“Low Tide in the Hills” — by Castle Freeman Jr. (page 94): At autumn’s end comes the ebbing of light and shadow, heralding the arrival of a different kind of beauty.

“Angels Among Us” — by Ian Aldrich (page 96): Meet two dedicated New Englanders who are making an extraordinary difference in the communities around them.

“The Big Question” — interviewed by Ian Aldrich (page 100): Kris Kringle himself, a.k.a. Jonathan Meath, explains why it’s important to believe in Santa Claus.

“Wreathmaking Time in Washington County” — by Edgar Allen Beam, photographed by Jarrod McCabe (page 102): In Down East Maine, where seasonal work off the land is a staple of life, evergreens yield hundreds of thousands of Christmas decorations.

“Battle Lines” — by Ben Hewitt (page 110): New Hampshire’s controversial Northern Pass energy project—a proposed 180-mile corridor of electrical transmission towers—raises issues of property rights, power, and profit. Who, ultimately, determines the fate of a region?

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In this issue: Best of New England

  • 10 Best Maine Lobster Shacks
  • 107 Treats from Chowder to Ice Cream
  • Best Bargains: 35 Summer Savers
  • 120 Fairs, Festivals and Events
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