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Yankee Magazine's Foliage Issue Chases Color across New England

Yankee Magazine’s Foliage Issue Chases Color across New England
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In Travel, writer William Scheller explores the Northeast Kingdom’s fall splendor, crowned with color-filled autumn vistas, historic byways, and secluded mountain lakes, in “The Vermonter’s Vermont,” (page 42).

In the Home section, contributing editor Christie Matheson travels to Northwestern Connecticut and finds its quiet beauty has long drawn some of the region’s most creative artisans, crafting simple-yet-sophisticated pieces for the home (page 62). Expat empty-nesters Peter Weber and Graziella Weber-Grassi move to an unfinished farmhouse in Vermont to reinvent themselves in “New House, New England, New Life,” by Amy Traverso, (page 54). And Bridget Samburg shares step-by-step instructions for a fall-themed simple and elegant nut wreath in “Inspired Ideas” (page 66).

In the Food section, Yankee‘s lifestyle editor Amy Traverso, author of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook, shares some apple history and recipes in “Fresh from the Orchard” (page 70). Sophia Sergentanis, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, keeps her Greek heritage alive by sharing her crave-worthy recipes from generations past in “Best Cook in Town, ” written by Alex Tillotson (page 78).

And More:

“Blue Ribbon Day,” by Jamie Stringfellow (page 22): At New England’s oldest agricultural fair, set 20 miles north of Boston, the Topsfield Fair continues to follow the traditions of an old-fashioned country fair.

“Only in New England,” by Justin Shatwell (page 26): At Harvard University’s annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, the brightest minds around (and that’s a high bar in Cambridge) gather to toast the strangest research (of any vintage) selected by the Ig Nobel board from a vast pool of nominations.

“The Best 5: Vermont Country Stores,” (page 30): Travel writer Christina Tree, author of Vermont: An Explorer’s Guide, names the best country stores in Vermont.

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