By Dylan Roche
In case you missed it on the front page, I will be only too happy to fill you in – it’s February, and that means it’s time to start voting for our annual Best of Pasadena contest. It’s amazing to me how popular this contest always proves to be.
Not that I should be surprised, of course. I know our readers take pride in their community, and everyone has their favorite place to eat, their trusted health care professional, their favorite home service company, and so on and so forth. That’s why I hope that when you finish reading this column, you’ll turn back to the front page to read the rules and then read all the categories eligible for this year’s contest.
We had to remove a few categories to make room for new ones, but I think you’ll agree that this year’s ballot reflects a range of businesses, organizations and even people who make Pasadena stand out.
You can even cast your vote online – no envelopes, stamps or mailing required. Just go to www.pasadenavoice.com/bestofpasadena and type in your nominees. Bear in mind that you can vote only once, so make your ballot count. The voting period ends on April 5, and all the ballots will be totaled so that winners can be announced in the April 18 issue of the paper.
If you’re eligible for a category in Best of Pasadena, be sure to let all your supporters know to vote for you. Now isn’t the time to be modest. We want as many people in the community voting as possible so that the list of winners will reflect whom or what everyone really considers the best. You can even reach out to us to get a digital copy of our “Vote for Us” flyer with all the necessary information. Print it and post it in your front window, or share it on your Facebook and Instagram.
While winter continues, don’t go hibernating on us! I know the cold and the snow have been a drag this year, but I also know many of you are still getting out to make the community a better place. We are always on the lookout for story ideas, and we want tips on the news that matters to you, our readers. If you know of a person or project that should be featured in the paper, or if you have feedback on anything you’ve read, shoot me an email at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Until next time, Pasadena – stay warm, and stay dry!