In ancient days, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors. We offer our version in this botanically themed special issue. Congratulations!

This issue is all about getting outdoors. Whether it’s on the river, on the golf course or on a local restaurant patio, we’ve got tons to love in here for all things open air.

As we approach the celebratory season, this issue showcases artists, athletes, restaurateurs and volunteers sure to inspire the Valley's generous seasonal support. 

In the October issue, Lakeland resident and bonsai master Kevin Oshima shares his story.