Alas, I did not win the lottery.
You missed us, right?
Well, I guess my pleas for reader support are backfiring with some people. Apparently, there are those who think that it paints my little free sheet in a bad light and makes it sound like I’m going to take their money and run for the hills.
All I can say is, that’s not the plan.
I’m simply trying to create a hybrid model here: A mix of advertiser dollars and reader support, kind of like the way the public radio stations say support comes from “YOU, our listeners,” and…the government (I don’t have that option), and advertisers.
So, forget all that stuff I said (hah…yeah, right). Just tell my advertisers you saw their ads in the Neighb News, and be sure to talk it up at other places, places that do not advertise with us. Tell the managers or owners that you read the Neighb News and try to patronize its advertisers as much as possible. Advertisers will go where the customers and potential customers are. We need to let them know that you are here.
I’m doing what I can on my end, but there’s nothing like a little buzz from the public to get them to notice.
Meanwhile, we trudge along.
Our cover story was lots of fun this week.
The Monday Morning Fun program at the Visitors Center is getting more and more popular. It’s a great diversion for kids and adults and it was nice to see so many people taking advantage of it. See page 12 for more on that, including a list of the remaining programs for the season.
The Huttleston Motel is gone. The old building, alternately considered an eyesore and a piece of history, has been demolished. Glenn Silva was on hand to get some great shots of that for us. (See page 13.) Nothing lasts forever folks, it’s just the way it is.
This is the season of outdoor events. This week’s issue has all kinds of listings throughout the paper. So, don’t just go to the regular happenings pages, you’ll have to thumb through the whole thing to find them all. There are outdoor movies, a regatta, pirate presentation, a family fun fair, and…and…way more. And that’s only the free stuff. There are lots of other events that are very affordable, but do cost something to join.
Check it all out here.
Oh..I almost forgot the concerts in the center. They got moved indoors last week, but the show went on. See page 6 for more of Glenn’s photos and a listing of the remaining dates.
That’s it for now, be sure to say “hey” to our advertisers.
Until next week then, see ya