Albemarle County, VA
Seldom do we ever highlight what another publication is doing, this Thursday we make an exception. Today marks the final issue of The Hook in Charlottesville. We are saddened to see them go, honestly. Though we are all competitors in this business, we get no pleasure in seeing a publication go dark. We have fond memories of working with The Hook over the years. A little known trivia, Hawes Spencer the former founder and publisher at The Hook gave me and Yvette lots of advice when we were thinking of launching then Nelson County Life back in 2005. His advice was invaluable, but his willingness to help out two strangers (and very green to the magazine biz) was humbling and refreshing. We have never, ever forgotten his generosity and wisdom.
To all of you departing The Hook, we commend the job you have done. And to Courtney Stuart, well done in these final months. You’ve got lots to be proud of, though we are again saddened to see The Hook go dark.
Best to all of you!
Tommy & Yvette Stafford