Saturday, March 31, 2007

Your Reporter Speaks

Throughout the two plus years that I have written Bay Views, I have posted around 300 times. The rascal that started me up this slippery slope? Dave Oliveria, Associate Editor of the Spokesman-Review, and moderator of the Zoo called Huckleberries. His encouragement and assistance has led me to a dream that I have harbored. A dream that I could realize by writing professionally.

I would like to say that great minds at the S/R insisted that I step up and become a star in their galaxy. Unfortunately I can't. What did happen was that my Thursday Morning paper included a new section called "Your Voice." Noticing that Bayview had been left out of the lineup of writers, I called the ringmaster of this circus, Tad Brooks.

Explaining why the S/R couldn't possibly survive without Bay Views, or for that matter, without me, Tad explored my qualifications. Ahem! They don't want a column written by an old fool that has opinions that haven't even been used yet. Tad wanted news, events and human interest stories about my community. Fortunately, a few friends stepped up, lied successfully, and got me the gig.

Starting Thursday, April 5, Bay Views will debut in print. No secret is safe now, since Bayview has it's very own tattletale. To crank out the most immediate events, we only have to go as far as Easter Weekend.

We have eggs. Lots of eggs. Saturday, April 7, egg hunts will kick off with 4 and under ages hustling around the grounds of the Captain's Wheel between 12:30-12:45, followed by the 5-8 year olds at Terry's Cafe from 12:45-1:00 and then on to the veterans. The 9-12 year olds will play lawn hockey from 1:00 to 1:15 or until all the eggs are gone, at the Boileau's R.V. park.

Easter Sunday,will find a Champagne Brunch at the Captains Wheel from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, prepared by the unbelievable Davena, assisted by Yours Truly.

We will for now, publish twice monthly, possibly increasing to weekly as the Summer activities progress. All organizations and groups are encouraged to e-mail me or collar me in Town with news to be disseminated. I'm excited, and I hope that having a community column is just as exciting for you.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck and make sure you spell everyone's name correctly!

Starr Kelso said...

Congratulations. Stay true to Bay View and don't let the big city lights blur your vision.

Bill McCrory said...

Herb,

Congratulations! I hope one of your articles will feature MacDonald's Hudson Bay Resort. The resort has changed since the early 1950's, but the cabins on the hill are still the same now as they were then. Mac and Ina and Tom are long gone certainly not forgotten.

Mike said...

Congrats on the gig, Herb! You'll do a fine job covering the prettiest little town in Idaho, I'm sure. Just be sure to keep that rascal Dave Morrow out of the papers...

Anonymous said...

Herb, it's not enough to spell peoples' names right, you have to dish on what they're wearing. :)

Jane Q. Citizen

Bay Views said...

What! I have to be a fashion Guru, too?

Mommy Dearest said...

I want a full report on the next drunken tricycle race at the Capt's Wheel. Especially if I win again.

Bayview Resident said...

Does this mean your will be reporting on events in Bayview by actually attending the events and seeking and verifying the facts, or will it be more of the opinions you gather at the Wheel by the Townsfolk with an agenda who seek you out. Either way- best of luck- I think Bayview has replaced its' Town Mayor!! Congratulations!!