Check out our guide to the region

Attention readers: Most issues of today's Observer contain something special. It's called Living Here magazine.

Living Here is a guide on how to live, work and play better in the Charlotte region. Newcomers and old-timers alike will find fun and useful information in the 168-page, 12th annual magazine. Observer experts – reporters, editors and photographers – will help you navigate everything, including roads, schools and neighborhoods as well as find everything, including a church, business network and social circle.

My job as Living Here Editor is to oversee editorial production of the magazine as well as write about newcomers to the Charlotte area throughout the year. Check out Monday's paper for a story on why people move here as well as four profiles of the region's newest newcomers.

If your Observer didn't come with a Living Here or you want more copies, here's information on how to order:

Living Here can be purchased for $5 a copy by mail or in the lobby of The Charlotte Observer. By mail: Living Here, The Charlotte Observer, P.O. Box 32188, Charlotte, NC 28232. Weekdays in person: 600 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Bulk purchases are available at substantial discounts. More info: 800-532-5350.

Lastly, if you are new, please be in touch. Give me a call or drop me a line. 704-358-5179 or