Letter from the Publisher
It finally feels like summer is coming, and with its arrival, we invite you to delve into our debut issue of Newburyport Magazine.
I consider myself so fortunate to work in Newburyport, an area that celebrates its history, yet remains vibrant and ever-changing. I step out in the morning and smell the ocean. In the evening, I am greeted with mouth-watering aromas from the half-dozen restaurants within walking distance. There is so much to enjoy here, both on land and sea.
For this summer issue, we had to begin with the picturesque waterfront and a story on the growing boating community as well as a look at the more than 100-year-old American Yacht Club. We included stories about fashion (environmentally friendly, of course) and summer recipes as well as chats with some interesting neighbors in the community.
In this and future issues, we look forward to capturing the essence and vitality of the people and places in Newburyport and the surrounding area. Our plan is to publish quarterly, with an interesting mix of regular features and seasonal topics. Going forward, we will also include letters and favorite photos from you, our readers.
We hope you get as much pleasure reading it as we did putting it all together!
Publisher Sheila Smith, 2008