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Fall is a favorite time of year for many in the 209, with the weather cooling down and the harvest done it’s a great time to get out and try something new.

In this issue we highlight fall flavors, along with a few recipes to add to your holiday or weekday menus. The Central Valley is one the most agriculturally productive areas in the world and we get to take full advantage of that bounty.

Also in this issue, Full of Life writer Teresa Hammond talks about being a breast cancer survivor and her personal health journey; and in honor of Veterans’ Day, we feature the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella. The cemetery is home to 47,451 remains of former military personnel or their family members.

You will also find stories on local restaurants, outdoor tips and trips and a preview of a spooky play in the pages of this issue of 209 Magazine.

We welcome your comments, calendar events and stories for upcoming issues and we look forward to being the most relevant magazine in your home, a place called 209.

Hank Vander Veen

Publisher/Owner 209 Magazine