By Scott Carlson

Later Bugle deadlines set in 2020

As we roll into the New Year, we are wishing all of our Bugle readers a great 2020!

This year, the Bugle is setting monthly copy deadlines that will be about a week later than what we customarily had in place for 2019. And that will help bring our publication and distribution dates closer to the start of each new month.

We hope the changes will enhance your reading experience of the Bugle. The later deadlines will make it easier for editorial contributors to submit their copy in a efficient manner, cutting down the lag time between submission and publication. Additionally, the later deadlines will give our advertising reps more time for selling ads.

The truth is that our news­paper was previously getting published upwards of 10 days before the start of the next month. And this proved confusing for events and calendar contributors knowing when they needed to submit their copy. We hope our new deadline schedule will alleviate that problem.

Now, another word about deadlines: We greatly appreciate when writers and readers submit their articles early. Aside from breaking news, most articles can be submitted ahead of the scheduled deadline.

And a special note to readers: Our publication dates represent when the papers go out for delivery. Distribution of the paper will occur over the next two to five business days.

Bugle Ad rep changes

We are sad to report that our two stalwart commission advertising representatives, Bradley Wolfe and Mary Hamel, are leaving the Bugle. Bradley, who has been with the Bugle the past five and a half years, is ending his service as of this issue. Mary, who joined the Bugle in late 2017 as our new business development director, ends her tenure with the February issue of the Bugle.

Bradley wants to devote more time to family as he and his spouse pursue foster adoption while Mary has landed a full-time job in Wisconsin. Both Bradley and Mary have made major contributions to the Bugle and have been diligent workers for our humble but mighty community monthly. We wish them both well in their future endeavors.

Meanwhile, after a brief hiatus, Paula Mielke, a Falcon Heights resident and former small business owner, is rejoining the Bugle as an ad rep. Welcome aboard Paula!

In this Bugle edition

In this issue of the Bugle, St. Anthony Park resident and psychologist Katherine Quie, the author of “Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD,” offers some observations and tips on how teachers and parents can help children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder to make the most of learning and their time in the classroom.

Katherine brings great insights and passion to the topic after having raised her son Will, who is diagnosed with ADHD. Her commentary, the second in a two-part series, is on page 5 this month.

Meanwhile, with a new year approaching, we felt it was apropos to look back and reprise some of the news highlights of 2019 in the Bugle. You’ll find our year in review on pages 8 and 9.

Among the high points is our report in the October edition that Jon Schumacher is retiring at the end of 2019 after 20 years as the executive director of the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. Jon has made an indelible imprint on the local community, affectionately known as the un-official, go-to guy for all things St. Anthony Park. For the full retrospective on Jon, click on this link:

Best wishes to all of our Bugle readers, writers, advertisers and supporters in 2020. May it be a good year for all!!

Bugle 2020 schedule

IssueCopy & Ad DeadlinesPublication
January 2024December 6, 2023December 19, 2023
FebruaryJanuary 10January 23
MarchFebruary 7 (Wellness Guide)February 20
AprilMarch 13March 26
MayApril 10 (Home & Garden)April 23
JuneMay 8 (Arts Festival)May 21
JulyJune 5/12* (Graduation)June 25
AugustJuly 10July 23
SeptemberAugust 14 (Back to School)August 27
OctoberSeptember 11 (Food & Drink Guide)September 24
NovemberOctober 9October 22
DecemberNovember 13 (Holiday Guide)November 26
* June 5 for graduation ads, June 12 for regular ads.

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