Sometimes change is hard, but in life — and in the business of publishing — it is also inevitable. That makes it no easier to see our consummate coordinator (and crafter!), Jill St. George, leave her editorial post at Yakima Magazine after this issue. Jill is seeking a broader professional experience and will be transitioning not too far from home; in fact, she’s joining the advertising team at the Yakima Herald-Republic, where she’ll put her formidable skills to work.
But we’ll miss her on these pages: Jill’s optimism, creativity and style have been apparent since the day she joined Yakima Magazine in 2011. Jill is one of those people who is both capable and fun. She leaves big shoes to fill.
“After two years with Yakima Magazine, I must bid my farewell to take a leap in a new direction,” says Jill. “It has been such a joy to be a part of something so wonderful in my hometown. From the unique experiences — say, shooting my first muzzleloader at an elk camp — to the amazing people I’ve met along the way, this opportunity has been irreplaceable.”
Although we think Jill is irreplaceable, too, good things are on the horizon for Yakima Magazine. We’re excited, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, Jill and I both hope you enjoy this Entertaining issue as much as we have enjoyed creating it. In it you’ll find holiday drink ideas, fun ways to spend a weekend this season and crafty decorations for your home. Don’t miss Wendy Warren’s feature on gourd art (there is such a thing!), a look inside three homes decorated for the holidays and a heartwarming feature about folks who help bring music to seniors in the Valley. And there’s much more.
I love to hear from you, so don’t stop sending emails with ideas, comments and suggestions. Make sure to stop by
yakimamagazine.com’s blog, From the Notepad, which is updated regularly.
So from both Jill and me, happy holidays, Yakima. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014!
~Robin & Jill