One of the best endings of the season is saying how much we appreciate everyone who helps make Summertime in the Belgrades such a success.
We especially thank:
Summertime’s readers: week after week it’s hard to keep the shelves stocked. We especially appreciate the phone calls, emails and personal notes of thanks we receive.
Our advertisers, who guarantee the existence of Summertime in the Belgrades, who give our readers access to much-needed goods and services and who sign on year after year. Thank you.
The distribution sites, which are the core of our weekly delivery rounds. We appreciate the welcome we receive and the space that is allocated for our readers to find the latest copy (and past ones, too) of Summertime in the Belgrades.
The delivery crew who load up their vehicles and head out to distribute 4,000 copies of Summertime in the Belgrades every week in addition to the other busy lives they lead.
Our columnists: wow! Thank you to Martha Barkley, who explores books and libraries and sends in reviews with marathon dedication; to Pete Kallin, who is the ultimate area ambassador for the outdoors, who constantly hikes and fishes and always “brings a kid along”; to the 7 Lakes Alliance, committed to improving and preserving this wonderful region by supplying outreach and educational articles; and to Dick Greenan who provides Summertime in the Belgrades with amazing loon photos and writeups. Dick also chronicles the very popular report on the state of the dams.
And to our crew: a small team who accomplishes a lot.
And so, on to Fall. Fall is not the note upon which summer ends. It is a more invigorating version of summer: still swimmable, definitely hikeable, full of pickings berries, produce, apples and finally pumpkins and a delightful transition from green surroundings to glorious foliage, from warm sunshine to warming woodfires.
May you have a good fall and winter…
The Summertime crew: Esther, Mike, Gregor, Corey and Ethan