Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Last night I printed out galley sheets for others to proof. I took them over to Scott Yeazle - our board vice president, Lori Richards, Terry Larson and Wendy Grethen. Sandy Robinson usually helps proof galley sheets too, but she had another commitment. I also email out pdfs of the paper and some people give me proofing suggestions online too. This month Bruce Howell, our board president, has given me a few suggestions by email.
Wendy is paid to proof. And I must say she works very hard for the money. Some have suggested having a proofer be totally volunteer, but I am against that. I know that Wendy goes above and beyond her duties AND she is she is committed and available. When a job becomes volunteer, people aren't always there for you if they have something better to do.
Well, it's time for me to get to an appointment and collect money for a couple more ads.
Let me know if you want to help in the proofing process. Tonight is the very last chance before printing.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Some people haven't gotten payment in for their prepaid ads. So I will be tracking them down this morning.
Do you like proofreading? If so, shoot me an email or phone because we could always use another set of eye. This afternoon I will be printing out the 11 by 17 galley sheets.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I'm hoping to include some comics drawn by Donny Morris about Juneteenth. Donny is very talented. I also included a July 4th drawing created by one of the children at Kid's Cafe at the Domiano Center.
I didn't even know Donny drew cartoons until I saw them on his Facebook page. I love Facebook. It can be a sinkhole of time. But on the other hand I have chatted with people who I would never phoned up out of the blue. I don't have to worry that I am bothering someone because they are already online.
Scott and Wendy are helping proof the pages I already have done.
If you would like to help proof just shot me an email.
Tomorrow I will be printing out 11 by 17 galley sheets for anyone who wants to proof the lifesize real thing.
Sometimes goofs are easier to spot on paper than on a computer screen.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I took photos of them in the mayor's reception room and the council chambers. They had oodles of questions about the workings and the details of our city government. It was fun to visit with them. Ruberto is also a writer and invited me to come up for their writers' conference in August:
Here is the information on that conference:
(Edited July 5, 2009. Here is the website for that conference sleepinggiantwriters.com)
On Wednesday I decided to walk to my chiropractor appointment which is on London Road. When you walk you really see more things.
On the walk back I stopped by to visit of London Road Party Express. I spoke to owner/manager Cathy Kortesmaki. We talked about the public meeting for London Road which was scheduled for that night. (I didn't attend.) One thing we both agree on is that a stop light is needed at 17th Avenue East so that pedestrians get across the street and onto a little know lakewalk access.
Well, I DID cross the street and what did I see but a sign that said "Wizard of Wash and Wear Hair" and "organic products" for hair care. I'm all for that. In the July issue there will be a Biz Buzz blurb story about Lisa Casperson"The Art of Hair" located on 1427 London Rd.
(The only person I knew who is doing organic or natural hair care is Adeline, (who I go to). She is on the 1300 block of First Street.)
Her husband Carl Casperson has the space upstairs and has his business, Lakewalk Bookshop. He was busy painting when I was there.
Watch for their blurb and an in the July issue.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
2009 Minnesota State H.O.G. Rally Parade Route
Lineup for the Harley's will be on Railroad Street from 5th Avenue West to Garfield Avenue starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade of approximately 1200 motorcycles will start at 6:30 p.m. Be prepared for traffic delays along the parade route.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 4:p.m.
The 1100 block of London Road will be closed to traffic starting at 6:00 a.m. this Saturday, June 27, 2009, for the set up of the Rhubarb Festival. The event will be held from 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm. The road will reopen by 5:00 p.m.
Watch for officers directing traffic in the area.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Neighborhood Heroes in Central Hillside and East Hillside, as well as Lincoln Park, Morgan Park, and West Duluth. These Heroes will be publicly recognized at the annual "Connecting the Dots" event on Saturday, September 26 at Marshall School, from 9:00 am to Noon.
All nominations are needed by Friday, July 3, and will be voted on at the July 7 combined Hillside meeting (6:00 pm at Grant Rec - 901 E 11th St).
Please contact Brendan at 727-8604 ext 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
DULUTH LISC NEIGHBORHOOD HEROES 2009
Neighborhood Heroes are leaders, teams, and families who not only use their individual skills and knowledge to do good work, but also engage the resources and strength of the entire community to make a real, positive change.
Yesterday I took an online blogging course for journalists. I have a couple blogs and keeping them up is a challenge. I am thinking about posting a little bit every day. The leader of the course suggested making the blog much more personal. So I could keep people posted on what the editor of the Hillsider is doing.
Well, yesterday I worked on selling a couple more ads and I went to a press conference about Green Duluth. The July issue will have a story written by John Doberstein about youth ages 18 to 24 who are working to help our town save energy while gaining work experience at the same time.
Today I received an email newsletter from Lois Hoffbauer, she is over at the Farmers Market in East Hillside. She and her husband, Doug, have a cool website named "FarmerDoug.com". I have also added them as a Duluth link on the sidebar.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
FCC Moves to Tone Down Loud TV Commercials
McClatchy Co. reported:
"Currently, TV ads can't be louder than the loudest peak in a show, said David Perry, the chairman of the broadcast production committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies in New York. Ads often seem louder to viewers, he added, because a program's volume peak rarely comes just before an ad.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
Top Photo - First row: Claudie Washington - board member and Naomi Yaeger - editor/general manager. Back row: Rick Sailstad - fiscal manager and Scott Yeazle - vice president of the board
Middle Photo: Wendy Grethen - proofreader and moral support and Naomi Yaeger
Bottom Photo: Terry Larson (Naomi's husband), Naomi Yaeger, and Terry Brown (Wendy's husband).
I enjoy my role and look for to many more issues.