Another year has come to a close and as we put the lid on our third year, we are once again, full of gratitude. We feel lucky to have this magazine to act as the vehicle to share your stories, your art, your passion and most importantly your hard work to make a difference. 

It is too easy to get caught up in the daily routines, and lose sight of the world around you. Believe us, our days are not glamorous. They’re usually filled with work, multiple soccer practices, and topped off with the not-so graceful scramble to put a healthy dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. But it is your work that inspires us to do better, to get involved, to explore the arts, and most importantly, to meet our neighbors. 

So for everyone of you who have introduced yourselves, opened our eyes to new stories and thanked us for putting out this magazine, we turn the mic back to you. It goes without saying, that our friends, neighbors and readers, are why we’re here. So continue to reach out with your stories and your art. We can’t wait to make new connections within this close community in 2020. 

Cheers to a new year filled with health, kindness, hope and peace.

Your neighbors, 

Sam and Shaleen DeStefano