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									Kearsarge Magazine Accepted into International Regional Magazine Association

Grantham, NH — March 14, 2008 — The International Regional Magazine Association
(IRMA) board of directors have accepted Kearsarge Magazine as a member.

To meet qualifications for membership, a magazine must have published consecutively
for two years as a quarterly or more frequent schedule under the same title; have
general interest, lifestyle or tourism editorial content about a specific state or region,
while supporting the purposes of the association; and be primarily printed on coated
paper stock, to name a few. All membership applications must be accepted by the
board of directors through a majority vote.

IRMA members include Vermont Life, Down East, Heart of New Hampshire, Nevada
Magazine, Oklahoma Today, The Iowan Magazine, Texas Monthly, to name a few. “I
am thrilled to be part of such a talented group of publishers,” says publisher/editor Laura
Jean Whitcomb. “Two days after KM’s acceptance, fellow publishers were already e-
mailing words of welcome. I look forward to learning about — and learning from —
IRMA members.”

Kearsarge Magazine ( is an award-winning publication
that takes a thoughtful look at what is happening in 15 towns in the Lake
Sunapee/Kearsarge area, including Sunapee, Newport, Claremont, New London,
Grantham, Warner, Bradford and Concord. It has won awards for both design and
editorial. The four-color, quarterly publication, priced at $4 per issue, is available by
subscription or at 30 retail outlets.

IRMA ( began in a fishing boat when two circulation people
from separate magazines, Gus Weiner of Down East and Peter Sykas of Vermont Life,
decided in 1960 to spend a day trading ideas that would improve growth of their
magazines while enjoying their favorite pastime. Magazine secrets flowed between the
two all day so freely that they decided to do it again the following year, then the next.
Other magazine people heard about the annual get-together and began to join them.
Soon, the boat was overloaded, so they began meeting on land. The organization was
named the North American Association of Regional Publishers, and later changed to
Regional Publishers Association in 1968 and International Regional Magazine
Association in 1995.

Laura Jean Whitcomb, (603) 863-7048 or

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