Editor’s Notebook: 10/16/12


Jeff Genung
• Got a press release today advertising a “Spookghetti” dinner coming up for near Halloween. I have officially heard it all.
• Speaking of hearing, and believing  … a ‘30 Seconds’ caller online said she’d heard a rumor that Pumpkin Fest wasn’t “allowing” pumpkins this year because it was too early – and believed it. I know there’s a sucker born every minute, but really? Although there was a decided dearth of jack-o-lanterns at this year’s festival, do you really think they’d be banned altogether in a festival which bears their name? She also claimed that this year’s festival wasn’t advertised enough, but I’ll save the “you can lead a horse to water” lecture for another time.
• Bravo should totally do a “Real Housewives of Chenango County.” Now that I’ve sadly sat through three full hours of the “reunion” special for “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (which should basically just be called Six Screaming Harpies on a Couch), I think the reality network has sufficiently mined the psychoses of this group. Honey Boo Boo, watch out … I know some Chenango “housewives” who could really put us in the national zeitgeist.
• Can’t believe we ran a front page story on the Christmas Parade already. Yes, folks, it’s pretty much that time of year again. In respect to allowing Thanksgiving its due, our “Parade of Lights” actually takes place the Saturday after Turkey Day, effectively ushering in the Christmas season locally. We’ve been a proud sponsor (and chief organizer) of this parade here at Snyder Communications for 18 years now … and it’s grown into quite the holiday tradition. For spectators, the parade takes place at 6:30 on Nov. 24 … but for float-makers, now is the time! See the details in today’s story (and the ongoing ads in the paper) to get your organization on track for a spot in the parade today!

• Got a press release today advertising a “Spookghetti” dinner coming up for near Halloween. I have officially heard it all.

• Speaking of hearing, and believing  … a ‘30 Seconds’ caller online said she’d heard a rumor that Pumpkin Fest wasn’t “allowing” pumpkins this year because it was too early – and believed it. I know there’s a sucker born every minute, but really? Although there was a decided dearth of jack-o-lanterns at this year’s festival, do you really think they’d be banned altogether in a festival which bears their name? She also claimed that this year’s festival wasn’t advertised enough, but I’ll save the “you can lead a horse to water” lecture for another time.

• Bravo should totally do a “Real Housewives of Chenango County.” Now that I’ve sadly sat through three full hours of the “reunion” special for “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (which should basically just be called Six Screaming Harpies on a Couch), I think the reality network has sufficiently mined the psychoses of this group. Honey Boo Boo, watch out … I know some Chenango “housewives” who could really put us in the national zeitgeist.

• Can’t believe we ran a front page story on the Christmas Parade already. Yes, folks, it’s pretty much that time of year again. In respect to allowing Thanksgiving its due, our “Parade of Lights” actually takes place the Saturday after Turkey Day, effectively ushering in the Christmas season locally. We’ve been a proud sponsor (and chief organizer) of this parade here at Snyder Communications for 18 years now … and it’s grown into quite the holiday tradition. For spectators, the parade takes place at 6:30 on Nov. 24 … but for float-makers, now is the time! See the details in today’s story (and the ongoing ads in the paper) to get your organization on track for a spot in the parade today!