August 26 – September 30, 2016 Vol. 18, No. 12

End of Season Letter

As the summer of 2016 winds down, it is time to take a look back at an outstanding season.

Looking back is rewarding. The summer offered some ideal vacation weather — Yes, some do love it hot — the calendar of events presented a tantalizing overload of enrichment activities and recreation outlets, and our advertisers — the shops and businesses, entertainment and eateries — had a lot of happy visitors.

That's the way life should be.

Here at Summertime in the Belgrades we received overwhelming compliments from our readers — all very good, all very much appreciated. Our columnists and writers — especially Pete Kallin, Dale Finseth and Rod Johnson — supplied some extraordinary articles about the area. And, it was great to receive so many notices about events and opportunities that groups, organizations and institutions are sponsoring and supporting.

Once again, we thank our advertisers, who are the mainstay of Summertime in the Belgrades, we thank our readers who tell us time and again that Summertime is what connects the region (and let's them know what's going on), and we thank our staff who work very hard in a very short amount of time to produce and distribute the best of the Belgrades and beyond.

We wish everyone a great off-season. Until next summer. . . .

Esther and Erle, Michael, Gregor, Corey and Ethan