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Editor's Note - April 2019

Joni Hoffman
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Joni HoffmanThe idea to feature fruit trees in our April issue seemed oh-so-Springy. We work months in advance, which often means staging a Christmas theme in September or, yes, a fruit tree in February. In 18 years of coordinating Buzz photo shoots, this was the first time every single outside photo shoot was rained out. The weather was dreadful, cold and rainy, and the trees were not in bloom. Lucky for us, these Buzz residents passionate about their fruit trees also happen to be creative (and flexible) in the kitchen. Jennifer Oakley captures the stories behind their passion of growing fruit in their yards, a sweet reminder that when life gives you lemons, all we can do is make lemonade. And, even better, lemon meringue pie. Also in this issue, we want to thank musician Max Flinn, who battled with addiction and has been sober since 2012, for sharing his journey with writer Cheryl Ursin in order to help others in our community. And thank you also to writer Cindy Gabriel, for her personal tale of love and loss and, always, laughter. joni@thebuzzmagazines.com

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