The Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine started in 1983 by Ron Stettler and was called the Hills TV Magazine. Ron Stettler Printing was located at 27 Reynolds Street, Toongabbie.
The original magazine was printed in black and white and by 1995 Ron was printing a 32 page magazine every fortnight. Each issue was printed on coloured paper so locals could easily see it was a new edition. Over the years the format changed into a colour magazine.
The magazine remained in the Stettler family until it was purchased by Paul & Veronica Jocelyn in 2007. More recently the name was changed to Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine.
The magazine has always been a popular read for local residents. Even though many thought the TV guide portion of the magazine would become “surplus to requirements” in the digital age, it is still the main reason why readers seek out the magazine. It is clear that readers want an easy reference guide in the lounge when trying to decide what to watch on TV. The additional information of local community events, local editorial and all the advertising from local businesses, means that it still is a great community resource.
With over 10,000 copies distributed every fortnight, the Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine is still popular.