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July 21, 2014
SWEET SEASONS SUMMER SOCIAL RAISES $5,000 FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
The Sweet Seasons Summer Social, held Saturday, July 12, at Sweet Seasons Farm, raised $5,000 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event was hosted by Lookout Alabama magazine and Sweet Seasons Farm as part of their ongoing SSF/LA Outreach partnership. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a potentially life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system...read more

July 12, 2013
LOOKOUT ALABAMA SIGNS BOOKSTORE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
Southern Appalachian Press, publisher of Lookout Alabama™ magazine, has signed a two-year distribution agreement with Ingram Periodicals, a leading direct distributor of specialty and general interest periodicals and books. Under the agreement, Ingram Periodicals will offer Lookout Alabama to major national bookstore chains such as Barnes & Noble and Hastings as well as independently owned booksellers and specialty retailers including Gander Mountain, Jo-Ann Stores and REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.)...read more

June 15, 2013
LOOKOUT ALABAMA-SELTI WRITING CONTEST FEATURED IN UA MAGAZINE
Unique tourism programs, including the Lookout Alabama-SELTI writing contest, a partnership between Lookout Alabama magazine and the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative, are featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Alabama Alumni Magazine. The contest challenged writers to create fictional short stories set in real places in Alabama’s Lookout Mountain region...read more

May 14, 2013
HUNTSVILLE TIMES: EVENT RAISES AWARENESS FOR ALABAMA'S LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN REGION
FORT PAYNE, Alabama – A Friday event featuring “Rocket Boys” author Homer Hickam of Huntsville and the winner of a fiction writing contest sponsored by a new regional magazine raised awareness of tourism in the Lookout Mountain region and money for a community kitchen. Hickam visited with students at Fort Payne High School in the afternoon and then spoke at a dinner Friday night at Cook Castle...read more

April 26, 2013
BIRMINGHAM NEWS: 'ROCKET BOYS' AUTHOR HOMER HICKAM TO SPEAK IN DEKALB COUNTY 
DEKALB COUNTY, Alabama – Best-selling author Homer Hickam of Huntsville, best known for his book “Rocket Boys,” will speak in DeKalb County May 10 in conjunction with the presentation of an award in a writing contest he helped judge. Hickam will speak to students at Fort Payne High School in the afternoon before holding a public book signing from 3 to 4 p.m. at The Book Shelf. He then will give a brief talk at Lookout 2013, a dinner event at Cook Castle that will celebrate area tourism and the Lookout Mountain region’s heritage and growing economic potential...read more

March 4, 2013
NEW MAGAZINE TO CELEBRATE ALABAMA’S LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN REGION
The first issue of Lookout Alabama magazine, a quarterly, regional publication showcasing the Lookout Mountain area, will be printed in June. The magazine will be distributed locally and mailed directly to households across the Southeast. Lookout Alabama’s mission is to celebrate, promote and preserve the unique culture, history and environmental treasures of the Lookout Mountain region through a high-quality publication, collaborative community partnerships and events...read more

Jan. 11, 2013
LOOKOUT ALABAMA TO PUBLISH WINNER OF NATIONAL TOURISM SHORT STORY CONTEST
The nation’s next tourism fiction contest will focus on Alabama's Lookout Mountain region, and the winning story will be published in the inaugural issue of Lookout Alabama magazine. The Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative (SELTI) has partnered with DeKalb Tourism and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism to announce the Lookout Alabama SELTI Writing Contest. The contest challenges writers to compose short stories that promote tourism to the Lookout Mountain region in Northeast Alabama...read more