July 2017 Magazines - Page 6

Letter from the Editor July marks the halfway point of 2017, and what an interest- ing year it has been so far. There are so many exciting and new things being created in the world, but unfortunately most mainstream media wants to only report what’s nega- tive. The Zip Code Magazines’ goal, on the other hand, was to highlight the best of what is going on in our neighbor- hoods from our outstanding students to neighbors that work very hard to make our community better. So the next time you are feeling frustrated with what is going on in the world, turn off the TV, grab a cold drink and read about the positive things going on all around you. It’s a unique perspective that’s bound to make us see the brighter side of life. This is the time of year when BBQ’s and pool parties are in full swing, and whether you are cooking at home or bringing a dish to the party, you want to make sure what you bring is a standout. For this reason, we decided to peruse 14 years of recipes we’ve featured in our Love of Food (pg 22) section, revisiting our most memorable and talked about summer recipes. And we found them! Gourmet burgers and a tasty adult beer float that are sure to make your next BBQ the hit of the season. Summers in Las Vegas are not for the faint of heart. With the mercury already exceeding 115 this year, protecting yourself and your pet against the heat is imperative. I see so many people walking their dogs in the middle of the day, but you need to be so careful because when it hits just 87 degrees, a milestone that can easily be our low temp for the day, the asphalt can reach up to 143 degrees, burning little paws and setting your pet up for heat stroke. In our Petpourri article (pg 46) we go back to the basics with tips to keep your pets safe against the searing temperatures. Finally, summer is the time for travel and whether you are going by planes, trains or automobile you need to make sure you are prepared for the trip. In our Favorite Things article (pg 30) we will get you up to date on all the best new items to make that already amazing trip just that much better. So whether you are going to the beach, lake or someplace more exotic, remember to take lots of pictures and, most of all, stay safe. There is always a lot going on during the summer months in Las Vegas. Make sure you check our Circle the Date (pg 52) section or go online to www.zipcodemagazines.com so you don’t miss out. As always, thanks for your support, and I look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood. Greg GREG WAGONSELLER Editor-in-Chief greg@ppplv.com