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.
In her short four years here, Elizabeth has made significant contributions both internally with the company and publically with our content for you, our readers. Elizabeth is active in the community with several non-profits. She also grew up here, so I’m sure many of you know and love her too. We wish her a fond farewell and the best in her future endeavors.
— Pat Martin
“It’s with a heavy but happy heart that I leave People Newspapers. I will forever treasure my time at this publication that is so very much at the heart of the community I have loved since birth. Besides my wonderful staff, I will miss our loyal readers most. I have loved getting to know you all in interviews, at parties, on the blog, and at community meetings. You have made waking up every morning, and I do mean every, worthwhile. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
— Elizabeth Ygartua