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Published 9:20 am Wednesday, November 2, 2011

AHOSKIE – ‘Tis the season for the vibrant colors of autumn as well as the gateway for the upcoming festive holiday season.

Roanoke-Chowan Publications, LLC captures those seasons within its latest release of  “Front Porch Living.” The magazine takes its name from the easy lifestyle of our local four-county area. It is solely the work of the same people that bring you the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, r-cnews.com and The Portal, a daily e-mail.

This marks the fifth “Front Porch Living” magazine; the inaugural edition was released in late November of last year. The fall 2011 edition is 52 pages and features a brighter, glossier cover than its predecessors.

Inside the current edition, readers will be taken on a journey through the Roanoke-Chowan area. They’ll be able to learn how a Gates County man continues the old tradition of making homemade sorghum molasses. Or check out how to take a leisurely trip down the Cashie River to absorb all the brilliant colors of the fall season.

If you’re ready to tackle the annual task of turning your home into a fall/winter showplace, be sure to check out an article dealing with inexpensive decorating tips.

The arrival of fall and winter also means it’s time for basketball. Read all about a local high school coach who is a proven winner both on and off the court.

Also be sure to check out an article and photos from a Jackson-based facility that always bids a warm welcome to our area’s senior citizens.

And be sure to check out the regular features – My Town (this edition tells the story of Harrellsville in Hertford County), Teen Tweet, Mama’s Kitchen (complete with fall/winter recipes) and Conversation With (featuring an early visit with Old St. Nick).

Copies of “Front Porch Living” are distributed at 105 locations throughout the four-county area….places where people gather on a routine basis; medical facilities, restaurants, businesses, chamber of commerce offices, county/municipal government offices, hair salons, etc.

If you miss seeing a copy, call 252-332-2123. Subscriptions are available for only $20 per year (four issues).