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Yankee Magazine’s March/April Issue Includes Special Spring Home & Garden Guide

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“Here in New England: Poem City” — by Julia Shipley (p. 16):  In April, window shopping in Montpelier, Vermont, becomes a literary adventure, with the works of more than 250 poets posted around town, plus additional literary events, including readings and workshops.

“First Light: ‘Ice Out’ on Joe’s Pond” — by Julia Shipley (p. 19):  In Vermont’s North Country, spring’s true arrival comes when a special raft sinks into the water and sets off a chain of events that doesn’t end until July 4.

“The Best 5 Revolutionary War Sites” — by Norman Desmarais (p. 28): Writer Norman Desmarais, author of The Guide to the American Revolutionary War series, a six-volume set covering almost 4,000 battles, raids, and skirmishes of the American War for Independence on the East Coast and the frontier, shares his top five picks among New England sites.

“A Field Guide to Red Sox Nation”— by Ken Sheldon (p. 22):  From Caribou, Maine, to somewhere south of Hartford, there’s only one big-league ball team for New England. The cast of characters who love this team are equally entertaining, but in a more humorous way. Do you know the difference between the “Numbers Nerd” and the “Backseat Coach”?

“We Asked the Expert: How to Make Your New House Look Old” — by Ian Aldrich (p. 27):  Bob Vila, the former host of several home-improvement shows, including This Old House and Bob Vila’s Home Again, shares ideas for decorating and incorporating historic items that’ll give your new house a more aged look.

“Local Treasure: A Powerful Voice” — by Aimee Seavey (p. 30): Massachusetts has a long and proud history of nurturing the freedom of African Americans. Today visitors can walk a famed black-history trail on Beacon Hill as well as three others around the state, tour museums of African American history, and see the 1868 birthplace of celebrated civil-rights leader and NAACP co-founder W. E. B. Du Bois in Great Barrington. And yet, tucked down a side street in the Boston suburb of Medford, the Royall House and Slave Quarters offers a sobering and singular reminder of the past—an alternative look into an earlier era of racial inequality.

“Could You Live Here?” — by Annie Graves (p. 120): New London, New Hampshire, is an inviting college town surrounded by lakes and mountains. It’s a place where trees have space to spread out and fields curve up and over the horizon.

“Calendar of Events” (p. 128):  State-by-state listings, plus one highlighted “Well Worth the Drive” event in each state: Spring Antiques Show in Hartford, Connecticut; Fisherman’s Festival in Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place in Waltham, Massachusetts; New Hampshire Maple Experience at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, New Hampshire; Spring Fair at Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum in Saunderstown, Rhode Island; and Circus Spectacular in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Heather Atwell


Heather Atwell


Communications manager Heather Atwell manages the magazine’s public relations efforts. She also writes the blog Outdoor Adventures for
Updated Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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