Editor’s Notebook: 7/9/12


Jeff Genung
• I can still hear balls bouncing outside my office window.
• The 17th annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball tournament has come and gone, and all signs point to another overwhelming success. The rain held off, mostly, and it was a beautiful weekend all around. While I didn’t play, of course (perish the thought), I did get my fill of Macker over the weekend. Friday night, I holed up in the ES office all by my lonesome, putting together our special Macker-only Saturday edition. I think I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Lackawanna Avenue can be a tad … unsettling … at night. As our parking lot serves as the main thoroughfare between the Y and the Macker courts on East Main, let’s just say I heard some interesting conversations pass by my window late Friday night. Yikes.
• That aside, the tournament itself went off without a hitch, and it appears, as I perused Frank Speziale’s 500 photographs this morning, that a good time was had by all. Special thanks to my ES comrades, Brian Golden, Shawn Magrath and Brad Carpenter, who served as paper boys Saturday morning, handing out that free edition courtside. Good sports, they are.
• Although I put a lot of the photos that I took myself up on Facebook over the weekend, Evening Sun subscribers can see most of what Frank shot in a gallery on our website. Two hundred Gus Macker photos? See, it really does pay to be an ES subscriber!
• And speaking of The Evening Sun, our little newsroom is once again looking to fill a chair – there’s an opening for a full-time reporter (see the help wanted ad in the newspaper, Pennysaver, or online). If you or someone you love have always wanted to try the journalism trade, here’s a great opportunity to join the staff of Chenango County’s Hometown Daily. I promise not to make him or her deliver newspapers on a regular basis.
• Now that Macker’s over, it’s on to the Chenango Blues Association’s stellar lineup of free summer concerts leading up to the 20th annual (has it really been two decades??) Chenango Blues Fest in August. Brian wrote a preview story for today’s edition, and the first free concert takes place this Thursday night in East Side Park. Hope to see you there!

• I can still hear balls bouncing outside my office window.

• The 17th annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball tournament has come and gone, and all signs point to another overwhelming success. The rain held off, mostly, and it was a beautiful weekend all around. While I didn’t play, of course (perish the thought), I did get my fill of Macker over the weekend. Friday night, I holed up in the ES office all by my lonesome, putting together our special Macker-only Saturday edition. I think I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Lackawanna Avenue can be a tad … unsettling … at night. As our parking lot serves as the main thoroughfare between the Y and the Macker courts on East Main, let’s just say I heard some interesting conversations pass by my window late Friday night. Yikes.

• That aside, the tournament itself went off without a hitch, and it appears, as I perused Frank Speziale’s 500 photographs this morning, that a good time was had by all. Special thanks to my ES comrades, Brian Golden, Shawn Magrath and Brad Carpenter, who served as paper boys Saturday morning, handing out that free edition courtside. Good sports, they are.

• Although I put a lot of the photos that I took myself up on Facebook over the weekend, Evening Sun subscribers can see most of what Frank shot in a gallery on our website. Two hundred Gus Macker photos? See, it really does pay to be an ES subscriber!

• And speaking of The Evening Sun, our little newsroom is once again looking to fill a chair – there’s an opening for a full-time reporter (see the help wanted ad in the newspaper, Pennysaver, or online). If you or someone you love have always wanted to try the journalism trade, here’s a great opportunity to join the staff of Chenango County’s Hometown Daily. I promise not to make him or her deliver newspapers on a regular basis.

• Now that Macker’s over, it’s on to the Chenango Blues Association’s stellar lineup of free summer concerts leading up to the 20th annual (has it really been two decades??) Chenango Blues Fest in August. Brian wrote a preview story for today’s edition, and the first free concert takes place this Thursday night in East Side Park. Hope to see you there!