September 2006

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Happy Birthday To Us!

Jim and Carol Allen AZBW Celebrates Anniversary #1;

Plans New Features For Second Year

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Boating & Watersports, the state’s only news magazine of its type, is one year old this month: September 2006.

In addition to the print version, Jim and Carol Allen, publisher and editor, also bring the paper’s stories to several radio shows each month. And, AZBW offers a Web site that is continuously being updated with stories, breaking news, advertiser information, and more.

The Allens comment further on the past year and future plans:

To all those who have been involved in our first year of publication we express our sincere gratitude: our advertisers, Webmaster, contributors, radio-show hosts, and our production/printing/distribution team. We also thank the boaters, the anglers, the RVers, and the watersports enthusiasts who have been our loyal audience this year.

As we begin now our second year of publication, we look forward to providing continuing coverage of our focus-topics, plus more on purchase, maintenance, and safety, and children’s interests.

We are especially excited about our plans for a new feature: "Old Boat, New Boat." This is planned to be a step-by-step restoration of a 1952, 43-foot Chris-Craft tri-cabin.

In the works are television and radio broadcasts that cover each facet of the restoration in an informative and educational format. Many of our advertisers are already planning to participate — each honing in on their specialties.

There is more, of course, on Arizona Boating & Watersports’ horizon. It has been a rewarding cruise so far, and the journey ahead looks even more exciting for all of us, for all of you who comprise the AZBW crew.

If you have news items, helpful hints, favorite destinations for boaters, anglers, and watersports enthusiasts, they are welcome at AZBW. Also, if you have —

  • children’s articles ("Corner for Kids"),
  • upcoming events for the calendar section ("Downstream"),
  • letters to the editor,
  • photos of pets recreating with you ("Good Company"),
  • pictures of someone reading AZBW outside Arizona ("Travels With AZBW"),
  • recipes for Arizona-caught fish ("Galley Proof"),
  • photos/artwork of memorable sights in our state ("Arizona Artscapes," "Waterscapes"),
  • personality features, and
  • any items you feel would be of interest to our readers —

please e-mail your ideas to

Together, we can continue celebrating "Arizona OnThe Water."