As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories from years ago, cold mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day parade, or afternoons spent curled up on the couch watching our favorite football teams.

Personally, I’m thinking of the people, experiences and things we’ve been blessed with during the last year. As we press pause on the hustle and bustle of life, and we take a break from our publishing responsibilities, we look back and reflect. The best memories we have here at Northwest Bergen Lifestyle are the stories from all of you, who have made what we do possible. We also take this chance to think of those less fortunate and encourage you to take the opportunity this giving season to donate to local organizations or charities. We hope that as you read this issue, you—like us—find inspiration in the lives and experiences of your neighbors and the connections that have been made.

And last but certainly not least, a big shoutout and much gratitude to our readership and our advertisers. As November marks our one-year anniversary, I personally thank all of you for your generous support, wonderful reviews and commitment to keeping what we do together and that is… keeping it local!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Marc Schwartz, Publisher