Nov 02, 2016 12:30PM
By Ana Rincon
With this November 2016 issue, we mark the 10th anniversary of the North Central NJ edition of Natural Awakenings. Over the past 10 years, you have welcomed us into your homes and businesses and allowed us to become a trusted voice in the community. My gratitude goes out to all our current and past advertisers, readers, contributors, and the local organizations that help us distribute this free, but invaluable, publication.
This November issue also marks another milestone. Being involved with Natural Awakenings for the last six years has been an amazing experience. I’ve grown both personally and professionally, and the growth has helped me find the spirit to make some big changes in my life. Previous publisher’s letters have mentioned downsizing and moving, but not where my new home is. After several short trips and one longer trial run, I fell in love with living in Charleston, SC. So as of mid-August, I’ve been a Charleston resident. The obvious issue is that a dream home/life in South Carolina doesn’t fit well with a local magazine in New Jersey. So, with some regret and a lot of anticipation for new experiences to come, this will be my last issue of the magazine.
I’m so pleased to introduce Joe Dunne as the new publisher-owner of the magazine. I’ve known Joe for many years as a talented and seasoned publisher – some of you may already know him as the current owner of the Central NJ edition of Natural Awakenings. I’m certain that his energy and experience will ensure the continued success and growth of this edition. If any of you have questions or are moved to personally welcome Joe, you can reach him at [email protected]
Although I’m moving on to new and exciting ventures, I’ll always hold Natural Awakenings and the people I know through the magazines dear to my heart.