Editor’s Notebook: 8/10/11

Jeff Genung

• I came, I saw, I ate a dog food bowl full of French fries. With sour cream, bacon bits and freeze dried chives. My Chenango County Fair 2011 experience has finally begun.

• It’s long been an Evening Sun tradition to “embed” my editorial staff  down on East Main Street during Fair Week, and I try to make it down to the fairgrounds a few times myself, if only to escape the Ivory Tower for an hour or two and mix it up among the little people. Seriously, I relish the chance to immerse myself in Chenango County-ness during this time of year. The fair is a spectacle to behold – and you can take that any way you’d like it.

• I prefer to take it covered in sour cream and bacon, apparently. And then deep fried.

• Tonight, it’s country star Andy Griggs (no, I’ve never heard of him, but I’d be hard-pressed to name five country “stars” anyway) at the fair for the annual “Guitars Under the Stars” concert. Read Brian’s preview here.

• Both Brian and Frank Speziale have uploaded tons of fair pictures into our Photo Galleries for Evening Sun subscribers already, with more to come throughout the week. I’ve put a sampling up on our Facebook page (and a few in print, naturally), but to see them all – well, it pays to be a subscriber!

• Want to experience the fair in video? Check out ES summer intern Jayne Jaramillo’s videos on our Facebook page too!