Editor’s Notebook: 8/8/11

Jeff Genung

• T-minus 24 hours (or less, depending on when you’re reading this) until we enter into All-Fair, All-the-Time mode here at The Evening Sun. It’s an exciting week to be a reporter, as my trusty staff gets to see, hear, taste (and smell) things they’ve waited all year for! Hyperbole, perhaps, but still, it’s a big week to celebrate all things Chenango – and the Fair’s got ‘em all!

• I tweeted earlier today that Brian Golden just interviewed the Pope. Probably not the same Pope you’re thinking of, but hey. It is Fair Week, after all. Check out the story in Tuesday’s Evening Sun.

• Julian Kappel may have shaken the hand of (and interviewed, of course) the next President of the United States when he stumped in Norwich on Friday. Or maybe not. In any event, it’s not every day you get to see a picture of a guy wielding a big red, white & blue wrench in West Park, so there’s that. Kudos to the guy, at least, for taking it to the people. Who knows?

• Must be Pat Newell’s still recovering from this weekend’s Member-Guest golf tournament at the Canasawacta Country Club, because yours truly gets to be Sports Editor, again, all week long. Be still, my heart.

The Evening Sun is still “more than free” every day. In each edition on Page 3, there’s a $1 off coupon good at a local business (the paper costs 75 cents; use that dollar coupon and you net a quarter! Thanks Oxford math teachers!). In today’s edition, it’s a buck off at The Colonia. Dying to see that new “Planet of the Apes” flick.