t’s been another successful, wonderful year here at the desk of this busy editor. As the year comes to a close I feel the need to take a moment to thank those of you who stop on this page for a minute or two each month. Sometimes I ramble on a bit about my family, my personal goals and my dreams for the future. Today I simply wish to say, “Thank you!”
publisher Steven Schowengerdt | Steven@LifestylePubs.com editor Lisa Harrison | Lisa@LifestylePubs.com assistant editor Kendra Mathewson | KMathewson@LifestylePubs.com chief financial officer | DeLand Shore
Each month I have the privilege of bringing together story ideas that come to me from all over town. I use those ideas to plan a dozen issues a year of this community-focused publication you’ve come to enjoy. My team of freelance writers and I work around 12 editorial themes to guide our content placement, and I fill in the holes with miscellaneous but interesting and sometimes inspiring stories as space allows. We're particularly proud of our senior-themed issue this month. It is a real honor to be in the driver’s seat for this publication. I feel like I get a front row view of all of the great things going on in our community. Through the articles we put together, it’s as if I get to meet our most interesting neighbors. I receive daily emails from our local Chambers of Commerce and school districts announcing growth, new stores and restaurants and impressive student accomplishments. I know all about the great theater events and speakers who are coming to town. There aren’t enough hours in the day to attend all of the goings on that peak my interest. In eight months, when my oldest heads off to college and my nest is half empty, I suspect I’ll fill the hole in my heart by adding a few more theater events, lecture series or Chamber-sponsored events to my weekly calendar.
director of marketing | Brad Broockerd art director | Carrie Julian
regional sales director Matthew Perry | Matthew@LifestylePubs.com advertising sales Darla Hall | DHall@LifestylePubs.com
Laura Paszkiewicz | Laura@LifestylePubs.com
advertising director | Mike Baugher
production coordinator | Christina Sandberg
graphic designers | Sara Minor, Cyndi Vreeland executive assistant | Lori Cunningham contributing photographers
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From the staff at Lifestyle Publications, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!
Rachel Hodgson, Kendra Mathewson, Sharmin Meadows, Elizabeth Rosenberger, Tom Strongman, Maureen Welsh
senior web developer | Lynn Owens
Enjoy the season neighbors, and I’ll see you around town.
it director | Randy Aufderheide
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