It wasn’t until returning to my roots that I truly started appreciating the beauty and flurry of fun we have in this winter wonderland of ours. Downhill skiing aside, residents can go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, or even join a curling club. And in this month’s Health & Wellness article, “Work it Out(side)” (page 18), Kourtney Jason guides you through various ventures, with the benefits/calories burned, local places to try it, and a beginner tip for each. Even when the temps are tempting you inside, I hope it inspires you to soak up the snow and opt outside. Whether you loathe or love this time of year, remember to take a moment to appreciate the people, places, and things that abound and surround. Happy holidays!