Dear Readers,

Summer is here and so is the warm weather. It is the time of year to enjoy what the tourists visit South Florida for, the beaches. We are so lucky because we have many beaches around the state to enjoy. Besides the beautiful views, walking in the shallow tide is a great way to stay cool. Most likely if you are in the right spot, you will also relish the gentle breeze the ocean brings.

There are many beach resorts to choose from when traveling around Florida, but there is one very unique resort that is a hidden gem located in the heart of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. You will want to read this issue’s “Escape” to find out how you can enjoy an intimate and authentic Keys vacation at The Moorings.

In this issue, we have some intriguing articles that include something for everyone. Parents should pay attention to the informative article on balancing your child’s electronic activities with a good night’s sleep. On a similar subject, you can pick up some helpful information about how to organize your finances and decompress with the article about Financial Decluttering.

Since the terrible tragedy at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, the media has continued to report on this event. However, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’ name means far more. This strong and independent woman spearheaded one of the most important national parks in our nation, Everglades National Park. This spectacular area is vital to our environment and to many endangered animals. This summer is the perfect opportunity to visit the Everglades and to explore all its natural beauty.

South Florida has lots of action all year ’round with concerts, sports, special events and, of course, the performing arts. For those of us who call South Florida home, we should feel blessed to live here and be able to enjoy such a variety of things to see and do. We hope you enjoy your summer, and we wish you a great one.

Roberta B. Turner