This month is a time for celebrations: graduations and the start of summer and fried chicken. We’re featuring our impressive high school standouts with our graduation coverage on page 10. Summer is about fun, creativity, and exploration — just in time for the new creative space SPARK to open to the public (page 39), while culinary hometown favorite Gene Street opens his new “homey” Street’s Fine Chicken (page 17).
Summer is also a time for change, and we have a big change afoot here at People Newspapers: we’re losing our Editor and Art Director Elizabeth Ygartua. Elizabeth is going to work for an international travel company with a mission; how can we compete with that? She has been the perfect blend of talent, with experience in writing and editing, but also real knack for design. She’s got a great work ethic and a wonderful personality.