Smithsonian—the 2 million-circ. Smithsonian Media title—said it will partner with travel author and personality Rick Steves to create a special newsstand-only magazine focused on “culturaltravel.” Tentatively titled “Smithsonian Presents: Travels with Rick Steves,” the special issue is expected to have a distribution of more than 100,000, and will be written entirely by Steves [pictured]. Smithsonian staffers will edit the issue. According to Smithsonian Enterprises president Tom Ott, Steves and the Smithsonian brand are “perfectly aligned, as we aim to inspire, inform and add depth to our readers cultural knowledge and learning. With the launch of this magazine, and hopefully more collaborative efforts in the future, we can provide consumers and advertisers with a distinctive travel product created with a world-class partner who shares our authentic, culturally minded, trustworthy editorial voice.” With a $5.99 cover price, Smithsonian Presents will focus on cultural sites and destinations based on Steves’ personal experience. At the center of the issue will be Steves’ “20 favorite things to see and doin Europe,” along with service features, tips and advice, the publisher said. The issue is expected to hit newsstands May 4, 2010. It also will be available in digital format shortly thereafter. Smithsonian.com will develop companion online material for the productincluding audio guides, video and images from Steves’ travels, in addition to developing other channels for distribution.The special issue will be marketed directly to consumers via print and online properties associated with both brands, which include ads in Smithsonian Media publications, direct mail, through its digital network and the Smithsonian Channel.This fall, “experiential” travel magazine Afar was launched. It’s published in partnership between CEO Greg Sullivan, Joe Diaz and design and shelter title Dwell.
Dear Wilmington Residents,We have an opportunity on Saturday, April 27th to re-elect a very worthy candidate, Greg Bendel, to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen.I have had the pleasure of knowing Greg as a person and a community volunteer for several years and it is my honor to call him my friend. Over the years, I have continued to observe Greg’s dedication to his family, his friends and to the Town of Wilmington. For as long as I can remember Greg has always had a willingness to support key initiatives and important projects for the betterment of our children, our schools and our community.During Greg’s first term on the Board of Selectmen I have been impressed with his ability to assist the town leadership team with getting the town’s business done! Greg continues to be a key supporter of the suite of services the Town of Wilmington has to offer its residents such as public education, elderly services & senior housing, youth sports & recreational programs, community health, public safety and veteran affairs to name a few. Greg has been a fiscally conservative leader, an advocate for economic development and a board member who supports the public process. Greg will tackle any issue with transparency and will be the first to offer to help in any given situation.I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Selectmen with Greg and have witnessed firsthand his commitment to the Town of Wilmington. We accomplished a lot together and I will be the first to say we did not always agree on every town topic. However, we respected our common ground and our differences and I always appreciated Greg’s perspective on things. Greg is honest, ethical and of the highest moral character. While working with Greg I always knew he put his head and heart in every decision he made on behalf of the residents of the Town of Wilmington and is a man who tries to always do the right thing! For this reason and many others I am certain that Greg Bendel is the right choice for the voters of Wilmington on Election Day.With Greg’s impressive resume along with his personal qualities and attributes, I believe Greg continues to be an ideal candidate for Selectman. Greg is intelligent, articulate, a team player, a great listener and has the courage and tenacity to take on the most complex issues and render informed decisions. Greg is a great asset to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen and deserves to be re-elected so he can continue to work hard to maintain and improve the quality of life for all Wilmington residents and local business owners to enjoy.Please join me on Saturday, April 27th in voting for Greg Bendel for Selectman. Thank you.Sincerely,Judith L. O’Connell Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bendel Has A Proven Commitment To Helping SeniorsIn “Letter To The Editor”