From the Publisher
Well this is my favorite Observer so far. We have a little bit of everything. We have festival maps, a whole summer full of fun events, good news, bad news, and weird stories. We have some actual newsworthy serious and important stories. But we are still missing one thing. We do not have your story.
Tell us about the Collinwood railroad yards and what it was like to work there. Tell us where you were on Friday, October 20th, 1944 when half of Cleveland blew up. Tell us about your first date at Sandy's Ice Cream on Lakeshore blvd. (If you have not yet had the foot long hot dog with chili and onions - go there - now.) Tell us about the polka jam sessions at Zele's bar - which is now the Art's Collinwood cafe. We want to hear these stories.
And stop with the excuses. You don't need to know how to write. Tell the story to someone and have them write it down for you. You don't need to have a computer. Mail the story to Collinwood Observer, 650A East 185th street, Cleveland, Ohio 44119. Or heck you are not that far away. Just come put it in my mailbox. There are a whole bunch of us that really want to hear your story. Please send it in.
To all of you who have put your time and effort into this project, thank you for making this the best edition of the paper.