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Yes, Summer…We Are Ready!

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In many ways, the coming warm months are a light at the end of this coronavirus tunnel and a hope for a return to some level of normalcy. Perhaps the face mask we’ve placed on this young soccer goalie (see front cover) provides a glimpse of our new normal.

While the pandemic has produced wide-ranged feelings of fear, sadness, and despair…there is no question of the tremendous feeling of pride we have for the first responders, who have put their lives on the line to get us through this. The question is not if, but when will we begin to erect statues to these heroes?

This is the first time in 21 years that Suburban Family will not published a printed edition. The May-June issue has always been one of our most popular, teeming with fairs and festivals, waterparks and pools, summer camps, outdoor celebrations, fitness races and so much more. But now, as our beloved suburbs defend themselves against COVID-19, we are a fraction of our normal publication size. Nevertheless, we are here with many activities that are still on track…and some virtual ones, too. So, give our first and hopefully last “online-only-edition” a good read through!

Suburban Family Magazine is strong and we will be here on the other side. Sadly, this is not the case for many of our valued local businesses. These are the entrepreneurs who invested their lives and life savings into a business venture (aka the American dream). But now, they are struggling for their very existence and they need our help right now. You will find them close to where you live. We implore you to seek out these businesses and organizations and support them in any manner possible. In our small way, Suburban Family is assisting by publishing this edition gratis.

We hope you and your loved ones remain vigilant to staying safe and healthy!

Jim Wolf
Suburban Family Magazine

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