0612: Editors Letter – Fit for Summer


While many have long abandoned their New Year’s resolutions, I see the summer months as the perfect time for a fresh, healthy start.

This month, we highlight how easy and affordable it is to get fit—and have fun—right here in Gainesville. From a hike through Paynes Prairie, to a day of kayaking at Lake Wauburg, the outdoor adventures are plentiful.

After a long day in the sweltering sun, savor some of the produce that peaks in the summer months. We feature some deliciously innovative recipes to take fruits and veggies from the farmers’ market to the table in no time!

Of course, we couldn’t forget about dear-old dad. In honor of Father’s Day, we had a one-on-one chat with Dave Thomas’ daughter Wendy. While the University of Florida alum has a successful restaurant chain named after her, she revealed the simple father-daughter relationship that they shared.

Whether you’re lighting up the grill for a backyard barbecue or taking advantage of Gainesville’s outdoor beauty, I hope that June is the start of a sweet summer.


Sasha Fields