When we’re this close to sending an issue of Lifestyle to the printer, I sit down and go through it one last time looking for dropped or misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, and the like. I don’t often find those things, but what I do find every time, is an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the people in our community. Their talents, generosity, and commitment to making our corner of the Universe a better place never ceases to amaze me.
Take Michael Morgan, for instance. The Gainesville dad saw a need for a youth mentoring program in our area and, with the support of his wife, Tamika, founded A Few Good Men. AFGM mentors young men ages 8-21 and provides opportunities for them to interact with positive male role models.
And then there’s Opera singer Angela Knight of Haymarket. If you’ve yet to hear her perform at the Kennedy Center, make time for her new opera, Queen of the People’s Hearts opening April 4 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Queen of the People’s Hearts, which Knight wrote and produced with her partner, Randal Dewey, is the singer’s love letter to Princess Diana.
Clearly, we live in a community filled with incredible people. I hope you enjoy their stories and the other inspiring features in this issue.