Editor’s Notebook: 12/7/10

Jeff Genung

• OK, it’s Christmas-y enough out there now. You can stop with this snow thing.

• Kind of a lonely day in The Evening Sun newsroom … most of my staff took a little field trip today down to the Dimock, Pa. area. It’s all part of our ongoing natural gas issue coverage, spearheaded by Melissa deCordova. We thought it would be a good idea to see, up close and personal, how that area has been affected – good and bad – by the gas drilling industry. Of course someone had to stay behind and mind the store, so here I sit. Can’t wait to see what they came up with. You’ll see it too – watch for some promo ads we’ll be doing about an upcoming special series.

• Speaking of upcoming specials – next Friday we’re publishing our annual “Letters to Santa” section from Chenango County children. Has your little one sent in a letter yet? Not only do they get published for all our readers to see (before we forward them on to the North Pole, of course), but each and every child also gets a personalized letter back from ol’ St. Nick! In order to be published, Letters to Santa must be received no later than Monday, Dec. 13. Letters can be mailed to Santa in care of The Evening Sun, PO Box 151, Norwich NY 13815. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope, and Santa will send a personalized reply to each child! But don’t waste a stamp! Santa’s online at The Evening Sun, too! Letters can be e-mailed to santa@evesun.com.