Welcome to March where I am “marching” to a furious pace. Though it may be soupy outside seemingly at a weather lull with an indecisive transition of winter and spring, my life is in full force. March is probably the busiest month of the year for me. First it kicks off with this March edition, which is the largest and most popular edition as it is the Home (and Outdoor) Show Special Edition. This year we are excited to announce that we will be contributing 10% of our March edition ad sales from new Home Show advertisers back to SEABIA as a way to give back to the organization. I love participating in the Home Show, where Southeast Living Magazine has had a table the last four years and we are excited for our fifth. The Home Show is where the magazine made its debut, Happy 4th Birthday to us! It’s very impressive to see businesses and community members come together and create such a wonderful, informative and educational event. Later in the month is another local event that I also put a lot of time and effort into, on and off the field; which is the Shamrock International Soccer Tournament. The soccer tournament happens mid March each year with teams from Juneau and teams traveling from Whitehorse and Petersburg. It’s a whirlwind weekend tournament that is a lot of fun and a great networking opportunity for adult soccer players in Juneau and Southeast Alaska. If you aren’t too busy (like me) this month, check out our new Game Page on page 26. The Game Page will be a continuing feature in the magazine from now on so pick it up each month for a new puzzle or game. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the page, please let us know!  If I don’t see you at the Home Show, or the Shamrock tourney, I’ll see you in April Southeast Alaska!

Anna Hoke is the graphic designer and owner of Southeast Living Magazine. She can be reached at anna@seakliving.com.