Editor’s Notebook: 12/9/10

Jeff Genung

• Had lunch at the new Bill’s Diner in Norwich today with the ES crew, for Tyler’s birthday. They’ve definitely cleaned it up a lot from the Ossie’s days – everything is new and fresh. They’ve still got a few kinks to work out, but I’m sure it will be a welcome addition to the Norwich eatery scene.

• Congratulations to one of our all-time favorite contributors, Norwich historian Don Windsor, who is celebrating the release of Volume Four of his “Souvenirs of Yesteryear” series with a book signing at First Edition this weekend. Don’s column of the same name was an Evening Sun staple for a couple years, and I know our readers looked forward to it every week. His “outdoors” approach combining nature and history was unique and always interesting. Stop by and pick up Vol. 4 – it would make a great Christmas gift!

• Speaking of great Christmas gifts, I forgot to mention the story we ran yesterday about my old friend Deb Whitman, who’s put together a coloring book featuring her drawings of Norwich’s painted ladies (no, not hookers. Big old Victorians on Broad Street). She’s doing a book signing this weekend too, and the coloring book will be available at First Edition and Made in Chenango.