A View From the Team: Getting Ready for Summer 2021

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Oh, the twin joys of summer’s arrival and outdoor living! We appreciate them more than ever — because of the sharp contrast to this time last year. Don’t you feel the same? Good news abounds. As our population rapidly gets vaccinated, the CDC proclaims unmasked life outdoors to be relatively safe. Kids and families untether from Zoom learning. Social justice concerns are being addressed. The economy is reopening and “Help Wanted” signs are popping back up. Home sales are hot, hot, hot. And so are home and landscape improvements.

Oh, the joy of this summer’s arrival and the potential of a robust life outdoors! We hope that you will relish and be inspired by this issue. We make it easier than ever to envision fabulous home improvements, find the best hikes, fun and food, support organizations and shops full of local treasures. We proudly share your passions, environmental concerns, artistry, good deeds and love of community. As always, if you like what you read in this print issue, you will love what you find online. Marinmagazine.com is the definite source for a well-lived life in this community. Speaking of our team, we gratefully announce that Mimi Towle has transitioned to the position of Editor-at-Large. She’s giving up her full-time Editor-in-Chief gig to enjoy greater freedom in the broader world post-pandemic. But, she has promised to stay close to this community that she has so beautifully served for more than a decade at the magazine. You will see her column in every issue going forward.

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Please also note that we’ve launched Best of the County voting online. Our pandemic virtual pivot has taught us that your voice and votes matter greatly. Please remember to vote for your local favorites at marinmagazine.com/boc-vote-2021. Voting ends June 10. If you haven’t done so yet, please subscribe to our Better Letter email newsletter, follow us on your favorite social networks, and send us your feedback, ideas and beautiful Marin photos. We’d love to feature them in print. Thank you. And enjoy summer and outdoor living!

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Susan NoyesSusan B. Noyes is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Make It Better Media Group, as well as the Founder of Make It Better Foundation’s Philanthropy Awards. A mother of six, former Sidley Austin labor lawyer and U.S. Congressional Aide, passionate philanthropist, and intuitive connector, she has served on boards for the Poetry FoundationHarvard University Graduate School of Education Visiting Committee, American Red CrossLurie Children’s HospitalAnnenberg ChallengeChicago Public Education FundLyric Opera of ChicagoChicago Symphony OrchestraNew Trier High School District 203, and her beloved Kenilworth Union Church. But most of all, she enjoys writing and serving others by creating virtuous circles that amplify social impact.