In This Issue: September/October 2014
Sep 24, 2014 07:06PM ● Published by Erik Dittmann
Photo By: Linda Chipman
It is amazing how easily friends can be made in such a tight knit community like ours. In the four years I have been doing this magazine I have been fortunate to meet a lot of people – many have become good friends that continue to stay in contact long after they are featured in the magazine. Friendships are a really important thing to have and I am so appreciative of the connections I continue to make.
Even though I don’t feel like it most days, I am a relatively young person. I can hear your moans as I write this. At age 25, I am just far enough out of high school where I am starting to feel nostalgic. Students continually impress me in our area high schools. We feature a high school band The Riverside Regulars. These guys are outstanding – and I don’t say that because of their age. Check them out and support them in any way you can. They remind me a lot of my high school days with our garage band “Spent Past.” All of us who were in the band are still friends today and they are some of the best friends I could ask for.
I have discovered there is a group of people locally that meets for just about any interest one may have. Seek out other people that share your interests – it can be the best way to feel truly a part of your community and love the city you live in. It is easy to think you are the only one in the area that likes snowshoeing or vintage bicycles, but I bet there are more. By getting together with others, you create community – and community is a very powerful thing.
Finally – our cover is a really special one. This was one that I saw just scrolling through my news feed on Facebook and immediately thought – this is a cover. I was struck by how unique and creative it is. Mostly though by how seemingly ordinary it is at the same time. Technology is a pretty great thing that it allows us to capture these types of images at anytime. I am very thankful to Linda Chipman for allowing us to feature it.
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Digital Edition: September/October 2014