You may have noticed that we aren’t focusing on just one image for our October cover of the Arcadia News. That’s because we had too many good ones to choose from, and that sums up how we feel about our Legend City story (page 42). 

Long-time residents will definitely remember the old Phoenix amusement park, which was a staple of the city in the 60s and 70s. Whether you’re going down memory lane, or learning about this part of Arizona history for the first time, we wanted readers to feel like they were there. You can’t actually go back in time to visit Legend City, but our six-page spread stuffed full of old photos is as close as you can get. 

We’re very proud of our Teachers We Love program at the Arcadia News, where we get a chance to acknowledge a local educator each month in the paper. This year, we’re starting off with Jeri Eshelman (page 4), who has been a security officer at Arcadia High School for the past 20 years. Be sure to check out how to nominate your own teachers as well. 

Friday night football is back in a big way in our neighborhood, as the Titans continue their successful season. Meet the new starting quarterback Kadin Beler (page 62), along with an update on how the team did in September. There’s also a story on Veritas volleyball standout Averi Miller (page 63), and her decision to commit to the U.S. Naval Academy. 

As always, I encourage you to reach out to me with any story ideas, suggestions or feedback. Many of our best neighborhood stories are made possible by readers who contact us. We hope you enjoy the October 2018 edition – and thank you for reading the Arcadia News!

— Nick Smith