Welcome to the August issue of The Voice. Our editorial team works diligently to discover innovative content to capture your interest and keep you engaged with what’s happening in and around our community. This month, we focused on the reopening of businesses and refer to this as our Renaissance issue, a word first used and defined by one of France’s greatest 19th-century historians, Jules Michelet. Renaissance means rebirth in Old French, from “re” meaning “back or again” and “naissance” meaning “birth.” I recently spoke with Erica McDowell, owner of SKYN Lounge Boutique Spa, about the Renaissance and relocation of her business that began in March when the pandemic was escalating rapidly. Erica said of the experience, “We are so blessed to have been able to re-open. During the shutdown, it gave me some time to re-group, re-structure and come back stronger than ever. Of course, we are doing our part by sanitizing, cleaning constantly, wearing masks and following all the mandates. Our clients have been with us for a long time and they were ready to visit us again and receive some much-needed pampering. The new location offers a serene environment where you can escape from the world for a while.”
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