Kenwood Press

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Publishers' Corner: 11/01/2013

Turn, turn, turn

Fall is our favorite time of year around here, as the leaves turn golden, the sun is still warm, the air is crisp, and people are in good spirits. All of this was evident at the Kenwood Blues, Jazz and BBQ event in October at Plaza Park to help raise funds for a gazebo and a garden. Those who were there will remember that day for a long time – a reminder of how lucky we are to live in such a generous and caring community.

In addition to the obvious landscape and weather changes, this year brings a number of other transitions. Rev. Hugh Stevenson is retiring from St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Kenwood after 23 years, Dr. Bob and Pam Wagner are selling the Glen Ellen Veterinary Hospital after 30 years, long-time Glen Ellen dentist Dr. Richard Prince has sold his practice, and the Kenwood Restaurant has a new owner after 26 years under Max and Susan Schacher. These transitions are bittersweet, as we remember fondly all the hard work and contributions of the past, while welcoming the new energy and dreams of the future.

Sometimes retiring sounds pretty good to us, too, but even after 20 years we still plan on meeting those deadlines, along with our dedicated, albeit small, staff. And what would we do with our time anyway, except be a pest to our adult children?

Not that we haven’t thought about the ideal candidates to take over the paper whenever that moment comes. Here are some of the requirements: Know how to spell without spell check. Be able to invent new curse words when the computer system malfunctions (the old ones just won’t do). Be aware that there are days when you must have chocolate. Remember that you won’t get paid unless you actually send someone a bill. Avoid the habit of putting your thumb, or any other digit for that matter, over the camera lens. And have a sense of humor, because there are times when you really need one.

Holiday deadlines have a way of sneaking up on us, and this year is no different. Anyone with news, holiday events, or wanting to advertise in the three remaining issues of the year (Nov. 15, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15) should send us their information as soon as possible. Our Dec. 1 deadline is especially short since we have to get the paper to the printer before Thanksgiving. Contact us sooner rather than later so we can get everything in.

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