The Empire-Tribune is kicking off a new summer series called "Meet your neighbor."

We are asking residents to nominate their neighbors or local people they know who have interesting hobbies, big hearts or fascinating stories to tell.

Does your neighbor have a big vegetable garden or spectacular backyard? Do you know someone who is a fantastic cook or who goes the extra mile to help others?

If so, we want to hear about it and share their stories with our readers.

If you have someone you would like to nominate to be featured in this series, email or call Managing Editor Sara Vanden Berge at 965-3124.