Growing up, my family’s summers revolved around going to the pool and the annual family camping trip, but mostly hanging by the pool. With five kids in the house and Dad on the road all week, Mom used the pool as a babysitter. We shuffled off early in the morning and usually only showed up at home for meals. By the time August rolled around, I was tired of the three H’s: hazy, hot and humid, and was ready to get back to school. That meant the all-important back-to-school outfit and new round of school supplies. I had to look just so, carrying the right notebook and pencils!
So, as summer winds down, many of you are preparing for the upcoming school year. We are offering you lip-smacking treats in the Lunchbox SOS article. Go beyond the PB&J sandwich. Have the kids look forward to what you created today. Then, be sure to check out the latest back-to-school fashions.
Diving deeper into this month’s issue, I invite you to meet some of the most important people in our lives: teachers. You will meet some of North Scottsdale’s most influential educators. Albert Einstein once said about teaching, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” We, at North Scottsdale Lifestyle, say, “Thank you,” to all the teachers, present and past, who may be reading this.
Everywhere in school, whether it was the marching band at football games, a DJ playing the latest hits at a school dance or just hanging with friends, there was always music. A tradition that continues today, though as you will read, my music choices might not have evolved as much as I have! If you are no longer in school mode, we have featured some places you can continue to feed your live music needs.
Learning is a never-ending journey. I hope that your upcoming school year is the best one yet, even if your school days are behind you.
Mike McMahon, Publisher