J. Chris Mickartz
Larry J. Mickartz
104 Dining Out with Friends
SMALL BITES, BIG TASTES AT PROVA
CA Housing Market in Review
THE DINSMORE TEAM • REAL ESTATE
Financial Independence/Retire Early
IFIT FINANCIAL • FINANCIALLY SPEAKING
The Art of Acceptance
DORIE SUGAY • VISITING ANGELS
Healthy Guilt-Free Snacks for Kids
GO KIDS INC • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Investing Strategically, Not Emotionally
RNP • IT'S YOUR MONEY
appy New Year! Larry and I hope your holidays were
amazing and that 2019 will be a happy and prosperous
year for all.
This is our third year of "People to Watch” and we are
excited to see what this year's crop of promising individuals
will accomplish in 2019. The South Santa Clara Valley is so rich
in talented community leaders that our job of narrowing the
field down to just twelve each year is always a challenge. As
we move through 2019, we encourage you to let us know if you
know of someone who you feel fits the promise of making a dif-
ference in 2020 (pages 25-37).
It's hard to say goodbye to Vicki Minerva, our Marriage
and Family Therapist columnist but totally understand her
need to cut back on a few commitments; sadly her column
TODAY made the cut. I have so enjoyed her
contributions to this publication and I know our readers will
miss reading The Relationship Dance.
Anyone who knows us knows that two years ago, we adopted
a beautiful, furry, baby boy. His name is Charlie and he now
weighs some 85 pounds, and that's not soaking wet. It's been
a fun two years and I'm still waiting for him to get out of the
puppy stage that I was told originally would last about a year.
Although shaken by the thought that his puppy stage might go
on forever, I remain totally in love with the big guy. Hope you
enjoy our visit with all things PET (pages 47-53).
We want to welcome Morgan Hill's new Mayor, Rich
Constantine and look forward to sharing his successes and
challenges with you, our readers as he leads the city council
forward. He shares his plans for Morgan Hill, which mirror his
platform during the campaign, with us (pages 68-71).
The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival is back
and promises to be even better this year. I commend Mattie
Scaroiot for all her hard work. It's a pleasure for us to sponsor
such a class event for South Santa Clara Valley (pages 68-71).
Each year seems to just fly by. I hope you enjoy our photo
essay of 2018 (pages 92-95). It's always fun to review the prior
year and remember the people and places that were featured in
the pages of
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN