New magazine targets Utah Baby Boomers

UTAH BOOMER MAGAZINE is a new monthly magazine addressing the unique needs of Baby Boomers in Utah and, “providing solutions by tapping into the knowledge base of experts in the fields of medicine, law, psychology, finance, travel, music,” and more.  Utah is home to more than one million adults ages 40 and over.

Editorial sections in each issue are Home/Lifestyle, Health/Fitness, Workplace/Career, Dollars/Sense, Arts/Entertainment and Spare Time.  30,000 copies will be distributed throughout the Wasatch front, Park City and St. George.  The print edition is supported with a website,

Published by Utah Boomers Magazine LLC; managing editor is Teresa Glenn,

Northeast Flavor brings food, wine, dining to the table

NORTHEAST FLAVOR is a new regional quarterly magazine about food, wine and dining, scheduled to debut in November.  According to it is, “the brainchild of Spencer Smith and Jean Kerr, owners of culinary book publishing outfit Smith-Kerr Associates.”  Smith is the publisher, while Kerr, a cookbook author and former editor of TASTE OF THE SEACOAST magazine, is editor-in-chief.

The editorial in each issue will include articles for Food + Cooking (tips, techniques, recipes), Chefs + Restaurants (profiles), In the Glass (wine, spirits, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, food pairings), Local + Sustainable (food producers, gardening, conservation), Northeast Traditions (traditions, culinary history, events, places) and Get Inspired (try something new).  Fuller descriptions are available at Northeast Flavor’s website,

Supported by a robust website, the magazine is also supported by social media and mobile apps.  Smith told he hopes to take the magazine bimonthly within the year.

The premier holiday issue will be on newsstands in November.  Subscriptions are also being accepted.

Contact EIC Jean Kerr at

Wooden Horse Saturday wrap-up

FIRE APPARATUS & EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT magazine was bought by PennWell Corp from co-founder Kathryn Jorgensen. reports Fire Apparatus Publisher and Sales Manager Bob Kelly, and Editor-in-Chief Lyn Bixby, will stay with the magazine in their respective roles under PennWell.  PennWell publishes several industry magazines.  It also publishes FIRE ENGINEERING magazine, as well as producing fire-related websites, events and products.  Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment is published monthly and carries a circulation of more than 30,000…

MOUNTAIN GAZETTE has been sold by AIM’s Skram Media unit to Summit Publishing (BLUE RIDGE OUTDOORS, ELEVATION OUTDOORS, BREATHE).  According to John Fayhee will continue as editor and the first issue of Mountain Gazette under Summit will be the September 2010 issue.  Monthly publishing and circulation of 45,000 will continue, with distribution in Colorado, as well as parts of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming…

SPEEDWAY ILLUSTRATED has suspended publication, announced Formula Five Media, a subsidiary of Anthem Media Group.  The magazine was devoted to motorsports…

FABRICATING & METALWORKING has been sold by Steve Smithnus Business Media to Alliance Communications, led by Tony Morrison, a member of F&M’s original launch team, reports Steve Smithnus Business Media has also sold INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY DIGEST to Source360 Media, led by William Strickland.  The sales continue a trend seen earlier this year, when Reed Business Information sold many of its trade titles to the titles’ publishers, who set up new companies to purchase the trade titles…

CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN will be re-launched by MB Media on August 30.  PROFESSIONAL BUILDER and CUSTOM BUILDER will be re-launched by MB Media in September.  MB Media purchased the titles from Reed Business Information…

ADVANCE FOR NURSE PRACTIONERS AND PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS is the new publication from Merion Publications, set to launch in September.  It combines two of the publisher’s titles: ADVANCE FOR NURSE PRACTIONERS and ADVANCE FOR PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS.  The new publication will cover up-to-the-minute clinical articles, practice and professional news, health coverage and industry profiles…

AMERICAN NURSERYMAN magazine and its publishing company were bought by Moose River Media.  MRM also publishes TURF, a landscaping magazine, and produces the and web communities.  Besides American Nurseryman magazine, the sale included a book publishing division and online properties…

AZURE, Canada’s influential contemporary architecture and design magazine, has a new look.  Known for its innovative graphic design, the magazine has trimmed down its oversize format to a smaller 9 x 11.5 inches.  It’s also sporting a new logo with a modified tagline.  Inside imagery will dominate when appropriate with a focus on delivering content through multiple entry points and creating more connections with readers.  For further information contact Editor Nelda Rodger at 416-203-9674…

Magazines that make you go YUM

YUM FOOD & FUN and YUM FOOD & FUN FOR KIDS are two new print publications.

Yum Food & Fun debuted with the July/August issue.  Features include Top Chef’s Favorite Easy Meals, Perfect Burgers, Easy 5-star Dipping Sauces at Home and 37 Healthy Shortcuts for Your Recipes.

Yum Food & Fun for Kids is Yum’s companion magazine, with more of a focus on cooking for and with kids.  Premiering with the September issue, features include Fun and Easy Breakfast Ideas, 68 Ways for Your Kids to Eat Well, 27 Lunch Box Secrets and I Made It: Simple Recipes for Junior Chefs.

It is published by Beckett Media (INSIDE KUNG-FU, GUN WORLD, VICTORIAN HOMES) and editor is Jacqueline DeMontravel, Yum’s website,, is under construction.

Basketball superstar LeBron James headlines new sports celebrity magazine

SKYBOXX is a new monthly sports and lifestyle publication from Miami-based HIP HOP WEEKLY.  The debut issue includes over 250 photographs of LeBron James, along with an in-depth history of the superstar.

“Skyboxx will cover sports, but not so much from the sports perspective, more from the lifestyle angle,” said Chief Brand Officer Raymond “Benzino” Scott.  “Athletes have become some of the most recognized and beloved celebrities of our times.  There are a lot of things going on in and around their lives that people are interested in, so we will cover that on a monthly basis.”

Hip Hop Weekly publisher David Mays told Ad Age, “You’re going to get good sports journalism but you’re going to get it meshed with a celebrity weekly format that will attract a broader audience,” he said.  “When I say format I mean the look and feel of those magazines – shorter stories, bigger pictures, more provocative headlines and lots of style and lifestyle photos.  There’s a great interest in celebrity news.  So our idea is basically to take that format and apply it to athletes.”

The debut issue was distributed through 30,000 retail locations in early August.

New fashion magazine in South Florida

VOCESS “FASHION, ART & MUSIC” magazine debuts in South Florida this quarter.  It targets multicultural women, with a focus on fashion, trendsetters, style, photography, art and music, and featuring local talent.

Distributed throughout the tri-county area, the magazine features “the best of luxury lifestyle; from designers who create one-of-a-kind pieces to high end luxury spas.”

Published quarterly, each issue is accompanied by a live fashion event.  Miami is the latest location, with past events in Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg and Orlando.
Editor-in-chief is Dona Crowley.

Discover the vibrant and thriving Winnipeg downtown

DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG is a new Canadian magazine dedicated to promoting the downtown core of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The bi-annual magazine, a collaborative effort between downtown groups and businesses, offers stories and features on downtown Winnipeg shops, restaurants, issues, living, entertainment and attractions.

The 20,000 copies are distributed in all downtown venues as well as the airport.  The next edition will be in November, 2010.  For more information contact Editor-in-Chief Nisha Tuli.