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May 10, 2010

Contact: Steven Leibman or Todd Carroll
sleibman@echovermont.org or tcarroll@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 125 or 131
 

ECHO NAMED “BEST AQUARIUM” 2010 EDITORS’ CHOICE BY YANKEE MAGAZINE

BURLINGTON, Vt — ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, has been recognized as “Best Aquarium” 2010 Editors’ Choice in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. Recipients range from the rustic to the refined, but all are noteworthy and memorable destinations. For 34 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference.

ECHO’s designation was accompanied by the following Yankee Editor’s Choice quote:

“Frogs and whale skeletons, shipwrecks and sea monsters — there’s something to stir any imagination at this exceedingly well-done exploration of the ecology and culture of Lake Champlain.”

ECHO Executive Director Phelan Fretz said, “ECHO is honored to receive this prestigious recognition from Yankee Magazine, and I am very proud of the entire staff for the achievement.”

Yankee editor Mel Allen: “Our special travel issue includes page after page of secrets and whispers. It covers New England’s unique landscape, its attractions, and the people who create the flavors, crafts, and lodgings that lend their richness to memorable travel. It’s about the secrets we whisper to family and friends when we come home from seeing new places. With invaluable help from our ‘Best of New England’ contributors, we offer more than 300 stories-in-waiting inside this issue. We think of our ‘Bests’ as secrets whispered to friends—in this case, the loyal readers of Yankee Magazine.”

The 2010 Travel Guide features 312 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” selections, which include the best restaurants, lodgings, attractions, local secrets, and bargains in the region. Yankee tells readers where to find the “Best Taste of Europe” in Maine, the “Best Music Hall” in Connecticut, the “Best Rainy-Day Excursion” in Rhode Island, the “Best Inn for Foodies” in Massachusetts, the “Best Sushi” in Boston, the “Best Art Fix” in New Hampshire, the aforementioned “Best Aquarium” in Vermont, and many more. This special issue also names 120 top events around the region, plus 50 waterfront dining recommendations; food and home articles are also featured.

ECHO will also be recommended on YankeeMagazine.com.

For more information visit: YankeeMagazine.com

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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100 interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Think! Café. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call 877.324.6386, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of more than 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated
(YPI), a family-owned and independent magazine publisher. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at: YankeeMagazine.com



 

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