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Hoping 2013 will be a great year

Who can forget those days as a child when school would begin, and immediately you would look at the calendar to see when vacations were.

For most children, one of those special weeks is the one ongoing. Santa Claus is now back at the North Pole catching up on much needed sleep after making his annual trip around the world, giving gifts to all the good boys and girls.

One of the memories I had as a child was how much the fall seemed to drag. It would seem as if each day was a week and each month felt like a year. Then, finally, the snow started to fall, sledding became a common site, and Christmas break finally came about.

I also remember during that time, my parents would say to me that when you get older, the years will fly by much faster. It was a sentiment that I quite frankly thought made no sense at all.

Now, as an adult, perhaps one of the hardest things to do is admit that your parents were right. But it is all cyclical. I’m sure my children will question how I could be right when I express similar sentiments.

As Christmas 2012 is now a memory – and one we hope proved to be a great one – we are now on to the countdown to 2013.

Before we yell “Happy New Year” on New Year’s Eve when the clock strikes midnight, The Sun would like to take its readers down memory lane as we take a look back at snippets of some of 2012’s biggest stories.

That begins on Page 3 and this year, we will break it up into two six-month intervals, with the first installment in this issue, while the next six months will run in the Jan. 3, 2013 edition.

It certainly was a year to remember with so many elections, great sports stories, losses of some important local figures and much more.

On a personal level, 2012 was a great year and I look forward to what 2013 has in store.

Like every year, The Sun will have its share of changes.

A big recent change has been the addition of our new reporter, Michael Canfield. We are excited about the new year and the contributions he is going to make to The Sun.

Also, recently, The Sun has begun running a monthly set of trivia questions from The Quizmaster, Dennis George. He will continue to provide the newspaper with questions that are relevant to the season and we hope that you enjoy this feature as much as we do.

Starting in January, for those who own pets, we will begin running a monthly column by Kelly Bebak in regards to pet awareness. This is another feature we are excited to bring our readers.

At the same time, we will continue to keep our readers informed about what is going on in their communities each and every week.

Before you know it, we will suddenly be talking about the nearing of 2014. As we look ahead, politically, we will have many local races that are going to provide a lot of interest in the coming year. Through all of the madness, the dust will settle and election day will ultimately decide who will represent us in several town, village and county races.

The Sun looks forward to another exciting year, and we hope this turns out to be a great year for everyone.

• People will be celebrating New Year’s in all kinds of ways.

Some will be home with friends. Others will be at events such as “Rock the Roundabout,” and others will be downtown to see the ball drop in the City of Buffalo.

No matter where you are, we hope that you enjoy yourself, and party wise. Please be smart and do not drink and drive.

With that said, we would like to wish our readers a happy, safe and healthy New Year’s Eve. We hope that 2012 was a great year for you and that 2013 proves to be even greater.


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