Welcome to June

Erik Flesch & Sara Lomasz Flesch

Since sharing our decision to transition away from editing and publishing Voice of the River Valley after August, which marks the 10th anniversary of our ownership, we’ve been heartened to hear from many of you how much you value the role this magazine has played in celebrating our region since 2006. We remain committed to exploring all creative opportunities for Voice’s future while at the same time providing a quality publication over the next three months.

As we journey from spring to summer in our nook of the Driftless Area, we’re excited to share the blossoming of nature, culture and events reflected in this month’s pages by Keith Burrows in “Driftless Terroir,” Cecilia Farran in “Midsummer Dreaming,” Doris Green in “Tracking Your Past,” John Heasley in “Driftless Dark Skies,” Claire Johnston in “The Printmaker’s Printmaker,” Patti Peltier in “Driftless Gems” and in art by the late William Weege and photography by Nancy Maxwell.

We’re grateful as ever to this month’s advertisers (see p. 3) and subscribers — their financial support makes the printing of these pages possible — and to distribution volunteers Joy Gieseke, Joni and Rick Graves, Linda Kelen, Mark McCauley, Nick Schweitzer and Rountree Gallery volunteers. 

If you’re inspired by these pages and want to be a part of seeing them continue to be printed, please get in touch. You contact us at info@voiceoftherivervalley.com or call (608) 588-6251.

We wish you a happy Summer Solstice, and happy reading,

Sara & Erik Flesch