Letter from the Editor – Winter 2014

Letter from the Editor – Winter 2014
by Chad Hall, MCC

It’s that time of year when we strive to drop some summer fun activities into the heat of weekend days and vacations. Pools, lakes, and oceans bring sweet relief when the temperature rises.

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