“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise, they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.”  – Joan Didion

This quote has always resonated with us because it is important to remember who we were, in order to see what we can be. This new year, like all that have come before it, holds hope. Even if we are all tip-toeing into 2022 with caution. Our hope for you this year is that you live with intention, learn from your mistakes, take responsibility, lead with kindness and listen to your intuition. This issue reminds us to greet new neighbors with an open mind, to cherish art and keep our eyes open so as to not miss a thing. As we enter our sixth year of publication, our goal remains the same. Be sure to support your local businesses as they are the character and foundation of our community. We wish you all peace, love and health this year.

Your neighbors, 

Sam and Shaleen DeStefano