Magnolia magazine celebrates the lives of local women. A free publication distributed at dozens of locations all over the Greater Rome area. It will be available beginning Tuesday.
This season’s showcase portraits spotlight women from Rome’s colleges and university. Shorter University, Berry College, Georgia Highlands College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College all have more than 16,000 students enrolled in their programs. More than 60 percent of those students are women. A majority of the faculty on local campuses are also female.
“There’s a lot of woman power on our local college campuses,” said Charlotte Atkins, editor of the Rome News-Tribune and Magnolia. “So it was easy to find intriguing students and faculty members to feature.”
In addition, dozens of area women are featured in the popular She Said questions and answers, where readers reveal tidbits about everything from their worst dates to their life dreams.
Food and drink features show how to use and grow your own fresh herbs, while the Home Sweet Home section captures Magnolia readers sitting pretty in their favorite spots in their homes.
Other topics include wedding venue ideas in the Greater Rome area, tips for runners and would-be runners and the challenges of “sandwich generation” moms caring for both their kids and their parents. Plus in 50-plus and Fabulous, local women tout the joy of dancing.
And, as always, the magazine boasts an array of ads from area boutiques and merchants who want to connect with Magnolia readers.
Magnolia may be picked up beginning Tuesday at numerous locations around town, including the Rome News-Tribune, the Rome-Floyd County Library, the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, Kroger, Kmart and other area stores and restaurants. Look for a full list of locations in ads this week in the Rome News-Tribune.