Publishers Larry & J. Chris Mickartz
at Community Solutions’ Black,
White and Bling Gala at the
Granada Theatre in Morgan Hill.
ell, we did it. I have to admit I had my doubts about whether this issue
TODAY would be out at all much less on time. So one out of
two isn’t so bad. This is our ﬁ rst issue to be a little late and I must admit
it was a struggle to get my head around that. Better late than never they always
say. Or maybe, good things are worth waiting for. I think I like the latter saying
better. Important thing is that we did it.
We will be changing up the timeline a little for 2018 and be coming out on the
even months versus the odd months. Our main reason for changing it up is so
we can catch some to the events and requests for coverage that fall between the
cracks when you publish an every other month publication. The other reason is
that the holidays seem to just be getting crazier and crazier; so we trust
our change will help us navigate around them a little better.
I want to thank Articulate Solutions for our new website and
congratulate them on their recent dotCOMM Gold Award at the
2017 dotCOM Awards competion. We are proud to have such an
award-winning website. And, I want to thank Carly Gelsinger for
helping us with our new blog and social media eﬀ orts. We hope
you will visit our website and let us know your thoughts.
Lastly I’d like to welcome Mike Brookman to our writing staﬀ .
He will be helping us share Morgan Hill’s vibrant history with you.
I lost my sweet daddy, John Albaugh, on
September 19th, just one day shy of his
98th birthday. I want to thank everyone
who sent their condolences and those who
shared their stories of him with me. A spe-
cial thanks to Jim Habing, Habings Family
Funeral Home, Father Dan Derry, Old City
Hall Restaurant and my wonderful friends,
Teri Nelson and Linda Hussar for all their
support and love.
On A Personal Note:
The later part of September and into October were a
whirlwind for us. We laughed at the antics of our puppy
Charlie, we cried at the loss of my beloved father, we
celebrated the joining of our son Peter to his new lovely
wife, Colby and I was faced with the reality of a 50th
High School Reunion which turned out to be an
Daddy was a very special person to many people and he will be
so missed. Those of you who know me, know that I respected and
loved him very much. I feel fortunate to have had a life ﬁ lled with the
unconditional love he and my mother, Marge showered me with my
entire life. RIP sweet daddy bear — give sweet momma a hug for me.
Léal Vineyards in Hollister provided a beautiful setting
for all things wedding from the family meet and greet to
the rehearsal dinner, welcome, ceremony and reception,
everything was perfect. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Mickartz!
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN
There’s nothing quite like walking
into a room where you know
everyone there is your age. It
is a bit of a rude awakening
and undeniable awareness of
one’s age. But it also aﬀ ords
the opportunity to reconnect
with people we only see every
10 years but who shared our
most vulnerable years, our high
school years. I was fortunate to
have my oldest and bestest friend,
Susan Patereau by my side. Our
husbands, Rick Patereau and
Larry Mickartz generously