b'Matters Sharon Salmon (front) leads a hike in the South Mountain Reservation. Matters writer Tia Swanson (read her story on the South Mountain Conservancy on p. 14) is on the left, Janice Yawdoszyn is next to her, Elizabeth McCoy is to the right and Dennis Percher, chair of the Conser-vancy is in the back. Photo by Ruth MAGAZINEBorgenicht.TheMagazineofMaplewoodandSouthOrangecontentsVol. 34 Issue 1 Winter 2023in every issue in this issueHeart of the Matter8 12Preserving the Reserveparticipating in the nj justice system overseers and protectors of the gift of our forebearsEvents that Matter10 16An Alum of Many Talents Visitsaround the townsColumbia High SchoolWhats New Review10 students meet ahmed best, class of 1991our newest business18Kicking her Way Into the New YearBook Report22 cko kickboxing celebrates a milestoneexplore our story topics with these books 26Your Guide to the IndomitableJay CooperFood Matters24 this local author-illustrator brings joie de vivre to three ways to eat beets your elementary school or bookstoreFinding Home29 30Why I Carefrom childhood friend to trusted realtor local professionals tell us how they chose their callingShopping Matters35 34Helping High School Studentswarm and cozy winter finds Prepare for the FutureResource Guide40 youthnet provides local internshipslocal sources 36Celebrating the Notable People ofFinal Matters42 Maplewood Past and Presenthow to overcome a crippling dan kaslow writes a compendiumfear of flying 37Summer Camp Guide18 fun for the summer is just months away1226Take Matters Magazine 6/ matters magazine / winter 2023 with you. Read us online.'