Newtown Square's Hometown Monthly Magazine
Mailed to homes and also read online!

About Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors Magazine

Bob Blaisse – Publisher

Greetings Friends & Neighbors of Newtown Square! Thank you for your interest in Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors Magazine, published by Best Version Media and mailed monthly to 4,446 Newtown Square residents by the support of advertising sponsors of Newtown Square’s residents. Many of you know me. I’ve lived in Newtown Square for nearly 25 years. Over that time, I’ve met so many wonderful Newtown Square residents through social events and in service to Newtown Township, Little League, Scouting and my church community. I began my business career as an advertising and marketing consultant. For a while, I worked as a Talk Radio and Cable TV Host. In the early days of the Internet, I managed the first online archive of millions of published newspapers and magazines articles we brought onto the Internet for the first time. Prior to becoming the Founding Publisher of Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors, I founded and served as the Managing Director for an online graphic design and signage company. As a branding and advertising professional for most of my career, a business owner, community leader and a family man, my mission now in Newtown Square is “Bringing People Together” through our social-media-in-print community magazine and online. I hope you enjoy reading our monthly magazine and will consider supporting our mission of Bringing People Together.

Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors magazine is about local storytelling to a large audience in Newtown Square. And about offering our community business leaders the opportunity to be recognized as sponsors of Newtown Square’s social-media-in-print and online platform to communicate their stories and support of Newtown Square residents as well.

I am happy to connect with any of you about a story or content idea, or if you’d like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities please reach out to me at


Bob Blaisse

Bob Blaisse

Liz Burnett – Content Administrator & Publisher’s Executive Assistant

Liz Burnett joined our magazine staff in January 2019. As Publisher’s Executive Assistant, she enjoyed getting to know our Sponsors and other content contributors as she copyedited and proofread each month’s issue. She also helped the Publisher with administrative and online tasks and business development projects. In mid-August 2019, Liz took on the additional role of Content Coordinator, writing several feature articles for each issue, coordinating and copyediting articles from our Expert Contributors and other content contributors, and monitoring the readiness and quality of each issue. In mid-March 2020, Liz’s content role expanded to Content Administrator, responsible for training and supporting the efforts of the magazine’s Content Coordinator. A native of Delaware County, Liz enjoys making this a terrific hometown magazine for the great folks in the Marple Newtown community. In her spare time, Liz and her husband enjoy spending time with family (9 grandkids), bowling, golfing, serving on their neighborhood’s homeowners association board, and getaways in their RV travel trailer.

Liz Burnett

Liz Burnett

Christina Manning – Content Coordinator

Christina Manning, a longtime resident of Newtown Square, attended grade school at St. Anastasia, where she was a star basketball player, and followed in her family’s footsteps to Cardinal O’Hara High School, leading teams there, too. She then continued her education and her basketball career at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, graduating in 2018 with her degree in Media and Communications. During college, she led Muhlenberg’s women’s basketball teams to three Centennial Conference Women’s Basketball Championship titles. She is delighted to use her media and communications skills learned in college when sourcing and writing interesting feature articles and developing social media around her hometown magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys going on early morning hikes with her golden retriever Archie at the local preserves, playing basketball, listening to country music and spending time with her friends and family. Christina welcomes content suggestions, calendar events and other input for your hometown magazine by email to her at

Christina Manning

Shannon Locher, Shannon Lynn Photography – Magazine Photographer

Shannon Locher is the photographer for Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors. As the owner of Shannon Lynn Photography, based in Newtown Square, Shannon is one of us! Having lived in the Marple Newtown area her entire life and graduating from Marple Newtown High School and Temple University, Shannon her husband Tom are raising their two sons, Dillon and Nathan, here in Newtown Square, where Shannon is widely known for her photography and for specializing in maternity, newborn and family portraits. We’re fortunate to have a Newtown Square friend and neighbor who combines photographic art and hometown pride as our magazine photographer. Consider asking Shannon to create photos of a lifetime for you and your family. Contact Shannon Locher through her web site at:

Shannon Locher

Michele Quinn & Brittany Naab – Cover Photo Stylists

Michele Quinn and Brittany Naab of Blush Salon in Newtown Square, are not only Expert Contributors for Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors Magazine, they are also our cover photo Stylists who provide our featured residents with a courtesy hair and make-up session before their cover photo shoot. When looking to improve your style, keep any eye out for Michele and Brittany’s occasional features articles and always feel free to contact Michele and Brittany at Blush Salon 610-325-3266. (

Michele Quinn & Brittany Naab

Michele Quinn & Brittany Naab

Best Version Media

Best Version Media is an international publishing company that specializes in superior quality, community-oriented magazines that are delivered monthly to specifically targeted subdivisions, communities, and villages. Our publications help to build close-knit communities and give business owners a unique branding and advertising experience.