Editor’s Notebook: 11/10/11


Jeff Genung

• Looking forward to the first show of the Art Council’s 2011-12 season tonight, the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats. Haven’t seen something like that on the local stage in a long, long time. Looks like a great show!

• While Chobani seems to get all the glory, Frontier in Sherburne (and Norwich) is another company that’s growing by leaps and bounds. Although its corporate parentage lies outside Chenango County, it’s still a company with deep local roots and a long history. My late mother, for instance, had her first job as a switchboard operator in the 1950s for the old C&U Telephone Company, one of Frontier’s many forebears. While the company has seen a fluctuation in its local workforce over the years, they’re certainly on an upswing. Congratulations to Jim Currie (and a shoutout to my old Leadership Chenango classmate) and crew on the continued good news.

• A Sherburne-Earlville graduate is the mayor of Ithaca! And he’s only 24. Pretty impressive.

• Check out tomorrow’s Evening Sun for two pages of advertisements from local businesses and readers saluting Veterans Day. And speaking of, be sure, if you’re off work tomorrow (which most of the world seems to be except me), to head down to the parks in downtown Norwich at 11 a.m. for the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony.