From the desk of the editor
By Scott Carlson
As the Bugle goes to press in mid-July for our August edition, we have some news updates involving our publication:
With the start of our 2019-2020 fiscal year, we are saying goodbye to some board members and welcoming a new one.
A big “shout out” to Ted Blank, Bob Milligan and Michael Griffin, whose terms have expired. Another board member, Joey McGarvey, is leaving the board to take a new job and will be moving from Minnesota. All four people have made great contributions to the Bugle and we thank them for their service.
With a new fiscal year, we have a new slate of officers. Our 2018-2019 chairperson Liz Danielson, after serving a customary one-year term, now is board treasurer while vice chairperson Beth Magistad is chairperson for 2019-2020. Our new vice chairperson is Gabrielle Lawrence and Betsy Currie is the board’s new secretary.
Continuing on the board are: Steve Plagens, Merry Rendahl, Matt Vierling, Becki Lonnquist and Josh Becerra.
Meanwhile, we welcome Dan Nordley as a new member to our board. Dan is a co-founder of CoCreatz, a community office cooperative in south Saint Anthony Park and chief park ranger of Triangle Park Creative, a 30-year-old graphic design company that previous operated from Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood before coming to St. Paul two years ago.
While in Seward, Triangle Park published six neighborhood newspapers very similar to the Park Bugle: including the Seward Profile, Southeast Angle and the Merriam Park Post. All papers had to cease operations due to financial considerations.
Bugle SAP Arts Festival winner
The Bugle was among the many organizations with a booth at the 50th St. Anthony Park Arts Festival. At our table, we had a prize drawing for a gift certificate to the Colossal Cafe. We are pleased to announce that Karen Warner was the prize winner.
Bugle September deadlines:
Have an event or items to submit for the September Bugle? Our copy deadline is Monday, Aug. 5.
Recently, we started moving up our deadlines during the start of our production weeks from Wednesdays to Mondays to better handle the large volume of copy that we typically review. Thanks for your assistance in meeting our deadlines.