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Publishers J. Chris Mickartz Larry J. Mickartz W 28 93 110 It’s Your Swing THE CAUSE AND EFFECT OF GOLF 94 The Relationship Dance THE WONDERS OF A GOOD APOLOGY 100 Manners Matter WORKING UP A SWEAT OVER MANNERS 102 Kids Corner WATERCOLOR — CRAYON RESIST 104 Dining Out With Friends SARAH'S VINEYARD WITH THE FELIPE'S 110 Cooking for Fun HOW SWEET IT IS WITH ROSALIND FAROTTE ell, getting back into the swing of things after sitting on the beach in Kauai for eight days has proven to be quite the challenge for us. But somehow we've man- aged to get this to the printer with only a few minor setbacks. OK, some weren't so minor but non-the-less, here it is. Most of us know that the South Santa Clara Valley is beam- ing with wineries and most of us have enjoyed visiting them now and again. In our feature story regarding our local wines, it is our intention to re-acquaint you with your old favorites and introduce you to a few new wineries, that you might want to visit. My goal is to visit all of them during their Passport month — September. There are many special people in our area and we are always happy to have the opportunity to showcase them within these pages. This issue, I am especially happy to have Brenda and Shawn Chizankos' lovely home featured. We have known Brenda and Shawn for some time but had no idea of just how special they are until we attended The Day on the Ridge event that they hosted at their home this past June. Both their home and that event were simply over the top amazing. We've tried to give you a sense of that in our Community Digest section, page 42-43 and on pages 52-57. njoy!! E On a Personal Note: CONTRIBUTORS 12 What's Your Home Type THE DINSMORE TEAM • REAL ESTATE 25 Bye Bye Pacifier GO KIDS INC • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 48 When It's Time to Take the Keys DORIE SUGAY • VISITING ANGELS COVER: S pecial thanks to Brenda & Shawn Chizanskos for allowing us to use a photo of their lovely doors painted by Whitney Pintello and to Stacey Giannini of Creative Fools and the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley for the background wine map. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Kauai proved to be the perfect place for a family vacation (l-r): Gabe Mickartz and his fi ancee Lauren Quig (Portland, Oregon); Peter and Colby Mickartz (San Francisco); Ava (2), Oliver, Kristine and Maddox Lee (6) (Littleton, Colorado); Larry and I; and Frank, Addison (10), Isabella (10), Stephanie and Alexis (7) (Gilroy). AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 gmhtoday.com 5