If you missed the "Love, Live, Local Fest" that was held last weekend at the vacated Sports Authority building in the Capetown Plaza, you missed something very special. Not only was it an incredible assortment of 100-plus gifted local artists and vendors, it created an uplifting sense of community with our Cape Cod neighbors.

During these times of so much sad and troubling news, it's wonderful to see the community engagement that is fostered by an event such as this.

The town of Barnstable and Cape Cod are fortunate indeed to have young leaders like Amanda Converse, Jen Villa and Kate Sheehan creating opportunity and community among local artists and entrepreneurs. They deserve to be supported and encouraged. I hope you will.

Meg Loughran

West Barnstable