Stop in and say hello

Published 8:04 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2019

If you will be at the Peanut Fest this weekend, we encourage you to stop in to our tent and say hello.

After a hiatus last year, the Suffolk News-Herald mobile newsroom that started at Peanut Fest about seven years ago is back this year. We will be producing the paper from our tent on Thursday and Friday (keep our internet connection in your thoughts). You’ll be able to watch our designer work as she lays out the paper and chat with our reporters and editor about the work of the paper.

We’ll also be on hand Saturday to answer questions and hand out publications from our tent, even as we work to cover the festival in all its glory.

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It probably won’t be as exciting as “All the President’s Men” or “The Post,” for you, but we will be excited to see old friends and to meet new people. We’ll also enjoy being in the middle of the festival environment as we go about our daily duties — it’s not every day we can sit in our office and smell the fresh air, feel the grass under our feet and then step right out our front door and find the day’s top story as well as dozens of delicious lunch options within walking distance.

We can’t wait to meet new people and talk about the paper with them this weekend. In today’s environment, it is important to us that Suffolkians are familiar with their local reporters and editor and consider us approachable, know that we come in every day ready to cover Suffolk to the best of our ability and are familiar with our community-first perspective on how we do business.

To that end, if you’ve ever had any questions about the paper but for some reason were hesitant to pick up the phone, stop by the office or send an email to ask, we’d love if you stop by our tent at the Fest and chat. It’s a more relaxed environment, so come on by and ask about submitting those calendar items, writing a letter to the editor or pitching that story.

We also have a few fun incentives for you to come by. We’ll have free candy while supplies last, a word search and “Mad Libs”-type activity for the kids, and a chance for you to see yourself on the front page with a life-size photo cutout.

We can’t wait to see you at the fest!