The end of the summer is always a little bittersweet. The days get shorter as shadows grow longer. As the temperature drops sweaters are dug out from closets again. After the last hurrah of the summer – Labor Day weekend – means a return to work and school and making sure the goals for the year are met.
Saying goodbye to summer is as certain as pages flipping on a calendar in a breeze that hints of Autumn. Saying goodbye to a family member is also tough. That theme is explored by writer Marissa Plescia, a Lake Barrington resident and University of Illinois journalism student whose work has graced the pages of SW Lake Lifestyle over the last few issues. In “Parting Thoughts,” Marissa bids a fond farewell to a sibling on the move.
Speaking of families, two brothers are continuing the work started by their father in 1950. Over the years generations of area families have entrusted Marquardt Buick GMC with their automotive needs; we meet the brothers, Kurt and Dan Marquardt, who are steering the Barrington dealership on a steady course.
Although swimsuits are being packed away this month, we’re very excited to welcome a new contributor to these pages. Sean Lee, owner of Restoration Fitness in Lake Zurich, commences with a series of regular articles designed to inspire us to new levels of well-being.
Also debuting this month is a regular feature that looks at area charities. SW Lake Lifestyle is partnering with six local not-for-profits to help get the word out about their good work. Kicking off our series is S.T.A.R. Charities, an organization that raises funds distributed to deserving organizations in our communities.
If there’s a little nip in the air when you read this, pull up a blanket and enjoy the transition from Summer to Fall.
We’ll see you around town.