Time to Say Good Bye (and Thank You)

By Sara-Lynne Levine June 30, 2021

Today marks my last issue as editor and publisher at Ottawa Macaroni Kid. It’s a bittersweet day. I’m sad to be saying goodbye, but know the time is right.

If you’ll indulge me, I wanted to say a few words of thanks to some special people.

To my husband Stan, thanks for assuming the role as editor, publicist, event co-ordinator, story generator, photographer, accountant and cheerleader in chief. This has been a labour of love and there is no way I could have been successful without your support.

To my kids Jonah and Ben, thanks for being guinea pigs, writers, testors, event attendees, spokespeople, reporters and good sports. Your story ideas were (usually) solid. Your enthusiasm was amazing and you made this adventure worthwhile.

To the amazing local businesses I’ve worked with, thank you for supporting Macaroni Kid and taking a chance on a website and newsletter that was the new kid in town 11 years ago. Today we have close to 4,000 families that read our newsletter and check out our website every week. When we first started, no one knew who we are. 

Our goal has always been to highlight the best family fun in Ottawa, support local businesses and connect families to the best places to Find Your Family Fun. 

Along the way, my family has met some incredible people, gone on some amazing adventures and made some wonderful memories.

There is a wonderful new editor and publisher who will be introducing herself in the coming weeks. She is a passionate educator, dedicated to social justice, and amazing with kids. I truly believe I’m leaving Macaroni Kid in caring and capable hands. I can’t wait for you to meet her and see what she has in store for the Ottawa Macaroni Kid community.

Thank you to everyone who subscribed to the newsletter, visited the website, attended an event, shared a story, told a friend or emailed me. I’m forever grateful for this opportunity.

Please continue to support our amazing local businesses, shop local, support local (and get vaccinated).

Peace, Love and Macaroni,