- Published on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 16:00
- Written by Paul Nyberg - Town Crier Publisher
Decades come and decades go. But some are more memorable than others, like the 1940s, the ’60s, the ’80s and now the 2000s. Hmmm, seems like they recur every 20 years. The decade winding down in a couple of days will probably be remembered as the digital decade. Who would have dreamed that 500 million people on the planet could be connected at the same time by a service less than 5 years old?
Simultaneously and surprisingly, more books were printed during the past decade than in any other. And it seems that five new blockbuster movies dash across the screens in theaters every week. Where does that leave print media? We are glad to report that the Town Crier has had a very good year. So the point of this memo is to say thanks – to our hundreds of sponsors (aka advertisers) and our thousands of loyal subscribers who crave local news and patronize these important sponsors.
This year’s Town Crier Holiday Fund continues to grow as I write, and the 15 non-profit organizations we support this year are more grateful than ever. Thank you, readers.
Our vision for the next decade ending in 2020 (that’s perfect vision, isn’t it?) includes a dozen or so new residential and commercial buildings in the village and other business districts. Count on daytime activity, and stores and restaurants humming with family life in the evenings.
What a blessing to share a community that bills itself as “a great place to live and raise a family.” Praise God – a bevy of active churches, the best schools in the state, safe streets and a growing economy.
Welcome 2011! We’re ready.