Pumpkin Spice is my season. No doubt about it, there’s no time I love more than fall. Warm September (and hopefully October!) days, cool mornings and crisp nights – everything smells fresh but also nostalgic at the same time. Kids are back in school (yeah!), sweaters and leggings come out and warm comfort meals take over for barbecues. If every day could be the ideal fall sunny September day, I would be a happy person!

This marks our ninth fall issue of Grey-Bruce Boomers! It’s hard to believe that when we published our first fall issue, my youngest daughter was four and is now going into Grade 8, while our oldest was in Grade 2 and now is behind the wheel! Every once in a while, I like to re-introduce our family to our readers, as Grey-Bruce Boomers is a true, small, family-based company, not a big corporation. Our family works together – from writing, editing, selling advertising, and distribution to having the kids do some heavy lifting by loading magazines into my SUV and running the house at deadline time.

In this issue, the Grey-Bruce Health Unit shares the updated guidelines for drinking alcohol and how the way we process alcohol changes as we age, while ActivEars Hearing Centres provides insight into hearing health for the entire family. Doug Archer writes about a fascinating hobby of a Saugeen Shores resident – astrophotography. Jill Ellis-Worthington takes us on a trip to New Orleans, with some affordable as well as luxury options to experience Mardi Gras, and Jo Davis helps us find purpose after age 60.

Thank you to our readers, writers, advertisers and distributors – I hope you enjoy Pumpkin Spice season this year as much I do!

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