Home is where the earth is. Home is where the heart is. This rootedness is what defines localness – the intimate bonding with the land and culture of one’s forbears that inspires a deep sense of belonging. It fosters both identity and purpose.
A local, as we have come to see them, is more than someone with a regional address. He is an embodiment of the spirit of his community – its distinct worldview, character and customs – that find expression in everyday life, from the most commonplace to the most sublime. Local life is full of color with unusual events and captivating actors in it. It is our distinct pleasure to introduce these local heroes – both men and women - to you in the following stories.