Advance unveils at Home
By By Adam Prestridge
Many hours of planning and hard work was put into the inaugural edition of at Home, the Advance’s new quarterly magazine inside today’s paper.
at Home focuses on living in West Escambia County. Each issue includes information about life in our community – health, home and what makes us happy. The magazine takes a closer look at those people that make up our small town and the stories they want to share whether it be a hobby, a recently remodeled kitchen or an adventurous activity they enjoy on the weekends.
at Home is a vision that the staff at the Advance has pondered for many months, and finally it becomes a reality today as readers are able to see the final product. The magazine will follow the seasons of the year, allowing the newspaper staff the opportunity to record through stories and capture through images features that are often bumped in the newspaper for newsy stories. There will be a March edition focused on spring, a June edition for Summer, a September edition for fall, and you guessed it, December’s edition features the holidays.
at Home is also another resource for the Advance staff to share images of people around town at events that normally would not be included in the pages of the paper, a social magazine of sorts. In addition, it allows for more photos of community events to be published for readers that enjoy names and faces. The magazine also ties into our recently launched photo sharing Web site, www.atmorefocus .com
One thing that we will strive for with at Home is fresh copy and fresh faces for readers to look forward to every three months. We encourage your feedback, so please let us know what you think or if you have a story to tell.
I would also like to thank all the people that helped make the first edition of at Home possible. To the advertisers, we appreciate your support with this new endeavor and look forward to added support in March. With out each of you, it would not have been possible.
Until then, have a merry Christmas and safe and happy New Year.
Adam Prestridge is publisher of The Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123.