The newest edition of The Messenger is now available online. Check this page for the latest issue, as well as an archive of previous issues of our very popular newsletter.
The October Candler Park Messenger is online now.
This is the first issue published and distributed under our new partnership with KDA Communications, the same company that works with the Inman Park Advocator. My first take: Production went smoothly, with shorter turnaround and a lot less volunteer sweat than the old system. And the color images are a big improvement (check out the Fall Fest photos on pages 8 and 9!).
There will be some transition issues to work — mainly having to do with the mailing list. The new Messenger is distributed via U.S. mail, rather than through our hit-and-miss voluntary door-to-door system. But we need to help KDA perfect its mailing list.
If you live in Candler Park or have a business in Candler Park, and didn't receive your Messenger, please email me here. We'll make sure you're on the list for the November issue.
After a two-month hiatus, the July 2014 Messenger should arrive at your home any day now. If you can't wait, however, check out the online version here.
We're working hard to get the Messenger back on a consistent publication schedule. Last night, the board endorsed the negotiation and eventual signing of a contract with KDA Communications to lay out, print and distribute the monthly newsletter, while retaining CPNO control over editorial content. Read more about those proposed changes here.
This should put our next editor in a better position to concentrate on great coverage of the community without getting spread thin on other editorial duties. In you're a good writer with a passion for telling your neighbors what's going on, you may be just the person for that job. Interested? Please contact me to let me know.
- The neighborhood continues to produce the articles and images — all the editorial content — for its own newsletter.
- KDA handles layout, production, printing, distribution, ad sales and ad management.
- KDA makes a lot of improvements by, for example, shifting to color and distributing by mail.
- KDA gets all the revenues but also takes on all the costs. In other words, the neighborhood neither makes money nor loses money on its newsletter.
The March 2014 Messenger is available now (in PDF format) here. This month's edition features a front page article about the proposed cell antennas in the Epworth Church steeple, a piece from Grady High School student Grace Powers about Manuel's Tavern's chicken-centric sustainability efforts, and a writeup about a new book by author and Candler Park resident Titus Joseph, along with plenty more.
This month's edition of the Candler Park Messenger is available here. In this month's issue – a story about state of our hexagonal sidewalk tiles and efforts to fix them, information about two potential zoning changes for the Little Five Points business district, a story by Don Foos about Glen Lopez and his dog Ranger, and plenty more. There's also information about a new events survey, available here.
The January 2014 edition of the Candler Park Messenger is available online now [pdf]! This month's issue contains information about the recent traffic changes around Mary Lin, a call from CPNO President Ken Edelstein for neighbors to join together to help implement our Master Plan, and a wonderful piece by neighbor Don Bender about his history with Candler Park. Spoiler alert: it goes back quite a ways.
Physical copies will be distributed soon, so be on the lookout. If you're interested in assisting with distribution, shoot Peter Bluestone an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The December Messenger [pdf] is available now! Physical copies will be distributed soon.