Publisher’s Letter – Embrace the Best of Both Seasons

Publisher’s Letter

In late summer Greater Prescott takes on a different glow. The days start to grow shorter and the light takes on a new slant as we move toward the invigorating shift into fall.
We’re making the most of the summer we have left and kicking off another school year.

This year our Back-to-School issue shares tips on how best to support the study habits of the students in your life, as well as keep them healthy throughout the school year so they can do their best work and realize their full potential. Dr. Anette Karlsson, chancellor of the dynamic Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus, shares some of the school’s strengths and goals.

This is also a time of transition in our communities. The City of Prescott is busy at work on its future City Hall in the former National Bank Building at Montezuma and Willis streets; several new businesses are opening in Prescott Valley; and the new Prescott Regional Airport terminal and CP Tech headquarters have been dedicated. Read about this and more in our Prescott Pioneer section.

We’re moving past the season of grilling out, chilling out and vacations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the benefits of living in or visiting this area!

Our Best of Yavapai County section is here to tell you what our readers recommend for everything from dining destinations and schools to shopping, services and more. Our list will remind you of many of your local favorites and tip you off to lots more places to check out!

Plus there’s plenty of time on the weekends for day trips, so check out contributing writer Ray Newton’s account of his recent ramble through the Arizona Copper Art Museum and Yavapai College’s Southwest Wine Center in Clarkdale, plus golf at Sedona’s Canyon Mesa Country Club.

This is one of my favorite times of the year as we say a fond farewell to another lovely summer in Greater Prescott and start to welcome autumn’s brilliant colors and subtle warmth. Read on and enjoy it with us!

Elaine Earle
Publisher, Prescott LIVING Magazine