Share your sunshine here

Remember the days when newspapers had as much, if not more good news than bad news in their pages? This paper is a good place to revisit those days, in fact, bring back the good old days and let us enjoy the good new days together.

To that end, we're looking to start a Sunshine column to mark the arrival of new babies, celebrate weddings, honor milestone anniversaries, retirements, degrees bestowed, homecomings, and so on. We can even run pictures—the more recognizably Collinwood the better, so a photo of the baby coming home and the proud family welcoming them on the front porch is probably more appealing than those pruney-looking hospital pictures! For example, the Galgoczy's of Baker Candies welcomed an addition to the family last week. Wouldn't we all like to see a photo of her first visit to the shop her daddy and grandma run?

This is a community-written paper, so you need to send your news, too. Keep us in mind, when baby arrives, or that diploma is received, or those church bells toll, take a few notes and send them on in. 

The easiest way to make sure things are published promptly is to submit on our website, It takes about a minute and a half to register as a member/writer, and you can start your story and submit right away. Don't have a computer? Visit Deva Walker at Collinwood Library, or Maria Estrella or Darlene Ronney at Memorial-Nottingham to sign up using a public computer. Each of these fine librarians and their staffs, have signed on as member/writers and can show you how as well. 

Lastly, you can handwrite your news and mail it to us at Collinwood Observer, PO Box 19154, Cleveland, OH 44119. If you have questions, or can help coordinate the good news from your church, club, block etc., you're welcome to give me a call at (216) 235-5009.   

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Volume 1, Issue 5, Posted 10:20 AM, 11.19.2009