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Editor’s housekeeping

The New Format

We finally got there! The November issue is in the new format, which saves us the trimming and stapling fee ($200 per month) and the paper is ready earlier which should end late notice of our meetings. The paper is heavier and is costing about $20 more to mail, although part of that is an increase in the number mailed. There was also a slight increase in the layout costs as our layout artist, Kirsten, is learning this new format. Thanks to Kirsten for taking on this project and to Pacific Publishing for their help in the process of changing.

Two Holiday Parties

We want to clarify something that may have been confusing in the November newsletter. There are two December holiday parties. One is the Leschi Community Council get-together that takes place on December 4th. There will be music; unfortunately, the Garfield Orchestra students will not be with us this year; they have graduated, and we need to wait for the new students to reach the performance stage. We will socialize with wine and goodies for the rest of the evening. The other much bigger event is the Central Area Senior Center’s GALA on Dec. 14th. There is a fee to attend this event, but you enjoy live music, dancing and a full course catered dinner. This is a fundraiser for the Senior Center and there will be an opportunity to bid on selected items. The themed baskets put together by the volunteers are packed with goodies!

It Takes a Village

It takes many neighbors to contribute in whatever way they can to keep our community vibrant. These are the folks we have heard about recently.

Thanks to John Barber and his helper Mark Schergen for their continuing efforts to combat long standing blackberry stands at the Dearborn stree