We welcome our annual Prep Elite feature in this issue, along with articles to inspire, entertain and educate our readers about what to know, see and do.

The votes are in and counted. It’s time for the big reveal. As we raise the curtain on this issue, we can hardly contain our excitement. Come along and read along as we present readers’ favorites for the Best of 2019.

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary, it’s an act of infinite optimism.”—Gilda Radner

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May.”—Robert Frost