April is a busy month for us folks at NOCO Style magazine. We’re entering the season for graduations, proms and baseball. Make sure that you check out our NOCO Calendar of Events beginning on page 52 and online at www.nocostyle.com/calendar so you are aware of all the events that our area has to offer.

We are exhibiting at the inaugural Home & Garden Show, Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, at Colorado State University Stadium in Fort Collins. Stop by and meet us at Booth 104. We’ll have complimentary issues of NOCO Style magazine and drawings for great prizes.

We’ll also be attending the 2018 Realities For Children Awards Gala, April 7, where we will be honored for having ten years of membership. We are proud to be a part of this great organization and look forward to a night of celebration and tears.

And, what about the Taste of Loveland? Sampling fine food and drink found around NOCO, Thursday, April 19, sounds like a dream. We’ll be sure to post photos of the many events we attend in NOCO Style’s About Town section and on social media.

This month’s featured contest is sponsored by Harmony Skin & Wellness Clinic; submit your favorite throwback prom pictures. Visit our Contests page for more information. This will be a fun contest!

The March contest featured pictures of your favorite winter activities, and as of press time, we have already received more than 600 visitors voting on 47 pictures submitted through our website. SCHEELS, the title sponsor, is donating a Datrek golf bag from the Johnstown store. We’ll announce the winner on our website this month and in the May print issue.

The February contest featuring the cutest pets in NOCO received 4,800 votes in just two weeks! The winner was Zoe, whose proud mom received a custom phone case from Otter Shop.

We are very excited to feature something very close to my heart in this issue. For those who don’t know, I also publish niche magazines for the orthotic and prosthetic industry, so I have been glued to the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Our very own NOCO heroes, Tyler Carron and Nikko Landeros, who in 2007, were in a horrible accident that severed both of their legs above the knee, wrapped up a very successful sled hockey series in South Korea. Team USA won the Paralympic sled hockey gold medal, with a 2-1 overtime victory against Canada. It’s Team USA’s third-straight Paralympic sled hockey title. Read their story on page 40.

We hope that you enjoy this issue.

Happy reading,