Today I’m enjoying a Thanksgiving vacation with my family as opposed to my traditional homebound, feast-based celebration. The essence of the holiday is the same though – appreciating the people who mean the most to me.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year, and you’re pretty high on the list. Thanks to all our loyal readers, our wonderful advertisers, the inspiring nonprofits we’re proud to sponsor and the engaged community members who make our area a great place to live and the Camera a great place to work. Thanks also to my dedicated, talented teammates and coworkers at the Camera.

Wherever you’re spending your day and whomever you’re spending it with, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.