Seeking more news “Inspired by Community.” 1

I can’t believe it’s already August and the “dog days” of summer. As a warm-weather person, it seems to me that summer always comes and goes too quickly.

Time has also been flying because I’ve been having so much fun working as the editor of Parker Lifestyle. In putting together our first six issues, I’ve been introduced to a variety of people who are active in the community.

I’m so appreciative of folks like Ron Beller, Kam Breitenbach and Tamera Krause, who have been sending me regular news bits and photos about local organizations and schools.

I’m also thankful that some local photographers have generously shared their photographs, including Affinity Photography, Denise Erwin Photography and Keyser Images.

Douglas County Libraries, the PACE Center, the Town of Parker, and the staff and teachers at Parker’s high schools have also been a huge help in giving us information.

That said, I still would like more people to be my eyes and ears, especially as children head back to school this month. I think there are many more organizations and schools doing amazing things for our community.

If you belong to an organization or if your child’s school is doing something incredible, I want to hear about it. Send me the information and photos at

As I sift through the information I receive, I do try to give credit when credit is requested. Unfortunately, I failed in my attempt to do that in the July issue. I inadvertently left out a photo credit on one of the photos included with the Hot Spot article about Villa Parker. The photo of Brian Thorne with his 4-year-old daughter, Aliyah, and his then fiancé, now wife, Heather Nordstrom, was taken by Alexandra Bagley of Alexandra Bagley Photography. I sincerely apologize for that omission.

And as you and your families get back to your normal school-year routines, I hope you continue to enjoy reading Parker Lifestyle magazine, which is “inspired by community.”