Sandra Sylvester is a native of Rockland’s South End. Her novel, The South End, takes place in the neighborhood where she grew up. She has degrees in Education and Communications and Professional Writing and has resided in Georgia for many years. This blog is Chapter Two of the previous blog "On Being a Southender." In "Beyond the Southend" Sandra explores topics related to her beloved State of Maine, beyond the confines of the South End of Rockland as well as personal stories and topical comments. If you have stories to share, or comments to make about her blogs, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.