For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes, new school supplies and the start of football often come to mind in August.

And because we dedicated an issue to both the men and women of our community earlier this year, it would only be right to celebrate some of our cutest residents: kids and pets!

There’s no doubt we have some serious pet lovers in Hendersonville. Meet a couple of them at work (along with their four-legged friends) and you’ll find what makes the bond between humans and animals so special.

When’s the last time you had senior portraits taken? In this issue, we offer some tips for styling the most successful photo session for your graduates-to-be.   

We also have a “no fears, no tears” feature on a local orthodontist working with kids to help get their smiles straight and white.

Cheers to another wonderful month ahead, Hendersonville.

We hope to see you around,