Like any labor of love, The Gardiner Gazette requires a certain amount of time, energy and attention to live and thrive. Assisted by a group of grateful, community-minded volunteers, our beloved General Manager and founding member, Carol O’Biso, has been the heart of the Gazette, lovingly and skillfully pumping its life’s blood for the past 48 issues.
Carol has decided to retire from her role, a role which she masterfully delivered with an astounding array of diverse skills and passion (see Carol’s thank you to the community). And although the Gazette comes out only four times a year, the remaining editorial team in no way can fill her shoes alone, so it’s time for a change.
The “change” we are actively seeking will require skilled volunteers to assist in the production of future issues under new collaborative leadership. In writing this, we express our confidence that the community can and will rise up to help. We also believe that there are skilled people in Gardiner that would benefit from the upbeat, collaborative environment the Gazette fosters.
Just ask yourself, “Do I value the way the Gardiner Gazette brings our community closer together?”
If the answer is “YES!”, please turn to pg. 8, “What We Need,” to view the types of skill sets the editorial team needs and how to contact us immediately to get further information.
Without your help the Gazette will die, and this will be the last issue. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your readership and your support, and we look forward to hearing from you.