May is here, and with it the glories of spring. From way back, the month of May sparked celebrations. May Day, Mother’s Day and spring festivals harken to eras when spring was reason to rejoice. We still have those same reasons, especially in this area where we are fortunate to have so many positives in our communities. So while you might think it’s ironic we decided to discuss dirty work in May, think spring cleaning. There are many ways to do it. Also think unsung heroes. You’ll get a sense of both in our feature article by Amy Taylor.
Then, inspiration abounds in this month’s Giving Back section. Olivia Overman tells us about the Cristina M. Weir Foundation.
In Local Flavor, Helena Tavares Kennedy brings us to Hector’s of Nokesville for some excellent food and storytelling. In Destinations, Lucasville School is the place to go learn about local African American history this season, and Erin Pittman takes us there. As we’re Taking Care of Business, Jane Fullerton Lemons talks shop in techno terms. Read about Tech Time Gaming and the neat activities happening on and off the screen at this unique arena. There’s more of course, so be sure to read this issue cover to cover. Then be sure to get or renew a subscription to keep the fun going all year round.
Wishing you a happy spring,
Rebecca Barnes, Publisher