Mailbag - August 2015
I was very happy to find out a couple of my photos were published in The Buzz Magazines [The Buzz Magazines 2015 Photo Contest, July 2015]. One photo of my daughter (Isabella) won fourth place in the People category, and my family dog (Chica) photo won first place in the Animal category and was published on the cover of The Tanglewood/River Oaks Buzz magazine.
This contest gives a great opportunity to amateur photographers to show some of their work, which is great. For me, it also is a good excuse to do what I like, take pictures. Often I chase my daughters, Isabella and Marianna, so I can take pictures of them. They are very sweet and are always willing to help. Chica is a great dog, a miniature Dachshund that sometimes is a little naughty. I think that makes her very special. She was an excellent addition to our family. Thank you to The Buzz Magazines for having this contest. It’s been a lot of fun.
Editor’s note: Thank you and congratulations. We received so many excellent photos that this was a tough contest to judge. We hold this photo contest every summer, so we hope you and your amateur-photographer neighbors keep that in mind as you shoot photos throughout the year. Look for details next spring in our four print issues and at thebuzzmagazines.com.
Wait, that’s my kid
What a great surprise and blessing to see Blake [Fox, pitcher for Rice University] on the cover of The Bellaire Buzz photo contest issue [Second Place, Sports and Action category, July 2015]. We have never met Carl Henry, the photographer who took the picture, but would like to meet him the next time he ventures out to a Rice baseball game. We love to get The Buzz each month to see which of our neighbors are being featured and hear each of their fun and unique stories. Thanks again.
Linda and Mike Fox
Cover girl is pleased
I am thrilled to have been chosen by the panel for the People category [The Buzz Magazines 2015 Photo Contest, July 2015] and by the readers in your photo contest for the photo of my daughter painting. My daughter calls it her magazine. Your staff did a great job [on] the photo for the cover of the [West University Buzz] magazine. I am getting my new photos ready for next year’s contest.
Editor’s note: That was a lovely photo of a beautiful girl. Heads up that our website has all the stories and photos from all of our print magazines, as well as additional online-only content. If you would like to see the covers of all four Buzz print magazines, go to thebuzzmagazines.com and click on “In Print.”
Road trip immortalized
A big thank you to the entire team at The Buzz Magazines (and especially to Tracy Barnett!) for the fabulous article on road trips with kids that was published in your July issue [Travel Buzz: Summer road trips with the kids, by Tracy L. Barnett]! It was so much fun to see the story of our road trip captured on your pages and to share it with friends and family – it is something we will treasure forever!
Editor’s note: Thank you for sharing your story with our veteran travel columnist, Tracy Barnett, and for writing your own accompanying online-only article, Tips for Road Trips, full of helpful suggestions born of experience. For those readers who haven’t seen it yet, go to thebuzzmagazines.com and click on Travel, or search “Catherine Johnson.”
Condolences to Sarah’s family
We are so sorry to have lost Sarah Pesikoff, who recently appeared on our West U cover looking so beautiful. We hope her love of gardening and the tips she shared [Truly Local: Gardening in the backyard, by Andria Frankfort, May 2015] will continue to inspire readers.
Joni and Michael Hoffman, editor and publisher, The Buzz Magazines
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