• 64°

Suffolk Living’s spring edition coming March 1

In December, Suffolk Publications welcomed the arrival of its newest family member — Suffolk Living. Now nearly thee months later, the magazine has grown in page count, in story count and in popularity.

“We have seen the interest in the magazine grow tremendously since the first edition came out in January,” Suffolk Publications Editor Tim Reeves said. “We have been extremely blessed to have seen this product off to such a great start and with such tremendous support.”

The next edition — set to hit stands around the Suffolk area on Monday, March 1 — will be a third larger than the premiere edition and will offer additional stories and photo features.

“For the past two months, our staff and correspondents have been trying to build on what was a great start in the first edition,” Reeves said. “I think they have done that and more. The stories are great and the photography is stunning.”

The spring edition also will feature a special health and fitness section, offering information on fitness activities around Suffolk and advice to lead a healthier life.

“I would say it is information that everyone – at every fitness level – would find interesting,” Reeves said. “Suffolk has a tremendous health and medical community and provides so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.

“After the snows recently, I think it is safe to say that we are all looking forward to spring.”

Suffolk Living is a quarterly, full color lifestyle magazine focusing on life in Suffolk. Its Web site — www.suffolklivingmag.com — allows readers to catch up on any of the magazine’s current or previous articles.

In an effort to make readers feel more a part of the magazine’s creation, the staff invited readers to vote on the choice of the spring cover. Readers were given a choice of two great photos – one of a canoe trip on Lake Drummond and one taken at a January toy train swap meet at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

“Both images were great, but it really was a landslide,” Reeves said. “We had dozens of responses – both in online comments and emails – and the winner was the Great Dismal Swamp by a large margin.”

The photo was taken by managing editor Res Spears who, along with his wife Annette, took part in the Great Dismal Swamp canoe trip last year. Spears said his wife noticed the shot and suggested he snap the photo.