Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

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Now that the summer solstice has transpired and summer is once again upon us, my thoughts turn to the carefree July days of my youth growing up in the Wyoming Valley, nestled among the Poconos. Since the Susquehanna winds through “the valley,” this poem naturally caught my eye.
 
Ironically, as you learn from the poem, the author had never actually fished the river, nor had he ever desired to, for that matter. Coincidentally, I cannot lay claim to the venture either. The Susquehanna River, at least at it winds through our valley was—and I believe still is—quite polluted due to anthracite mine subsidence and raw sewage disposal from decades long ago. Only those with a particular penchant for the delicacy that is carp would bother fishing this particular body of water; however, I do have fond memories of fishing Harvey’s Lake and many bobbling brooks of the Poconos for trout, bass and perch.

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Letter from Publisher – June 2013

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Publishers of Natural Awakenings magazines—at last count there are 85 of us—often joke that our magazines are our babies. They are conceived by the signing of the franchise agreement, labored during the pre-launch phase, birthed when the premiere issue hits the stands and nurtured as we build the Natural Awakenings brand in a market never before aware of us. And as with all children, there comes a time to let others help them thrive. That is where we are with Natural Awakenings Los Angeles (NALA)—we are looking for a new publisher to help our baby grow up. NALA is for sale.

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