Often it’s the little things. Couldn’t help but notice Monday morning, city crews out and about hanging Christmas decorations downtown. This project always adds a dose of holiday spirit to the community. Tip of the Santa hat!, to the city of Sheridan and the Downtown Sheridan Association for effort.
The Notebook was collecting gently used children’s books for The Sheridan Press’ Season’s Readings book program. It’s a project where you can donate those children’s books that you’ve accumulated over the years – in bookshelves, in attic and basement boxes – and donate them. Kids and grandkids typically read the books a few times and move on to the next one. But these books (like wire coat hangers) tend to multiply.
Sponsors/drop-off points include: McDonald’s (both locations), Java Moon, Sheridan College, Fulmer Public Library and here at the Press office as well.
The books will be distributed by The Food Group, a local non-profit that distributes food to underserved children. Jess Riley is the executive director.
The “thump factor.”
It’s going to be one big edition Wednesday. Each newspapers will weigh in at somewhere between 2.5 and three pounds.
The Sheridan Press’ “Black Friday” newspaper – published tomorrow with extended circulation/delivery/readership throughout the county, is the hold-in-your hand, interesting and it’s-time-to-shop publication. It’s the biggest edition of the year. Included:
• The Whitney Benefits “wrap,” special edition.
• Four sections of local, state, and national news.
• Four sections of local marketing and advertising.
• More than 20 marketing pre-print inserts from national and local advertisers.
• ‘Scene’ magazine.
• The guide to holiday TV viewing. (This is a new feature this year from the Press and frankly, it’s good. Don’t throw it away. Keep it for reference as it features holiday programming. I’ll wager the mortgage someone, somewhere will show ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ one more time.)
• And much more.
Incidentally, one of the best events around – The Stroll – is Friday afternoon/evening/night in Historic Downtown Sheridan. It’s always festive, a good chance to do Christmas shopping and catch up with friends and families inside and outside our local merchants.
I see by the paper……..
Local artist and philanthropist, Neltje, is featured in the current edition of Wyoming Artscapes magazine, the publication of the Wyoming Arts Council.
In September, Neltje delivered a public art talk and gallery walk-through as part of her exhibit, ‘Neltje. Painting. 1990-2012.’ It’s on display through Dec. 21 at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie.
The magazine notes how this was the first exhibition of her art devoted to the evolution of her painting, including the most recent, ‘Moroccan Suite’ series, which is a large-scale (10 by 30 feet) work. She’s pictured with Cheech Marin during her talk. Marin is a well-known actor/comedian/writer.
One of Neltje’s large works is the large, curving wall mural adjacent to the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College that she painted “live” with students, faculty and the public watching. It was part of the facility’s dedication in August.