Letter from Eliot News Editor

EliotNewsFall15There’s a lot going on in Eliot.  From events this past summer sponsored by Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Portland Parks and Recs to National Night Out, summer was definitely not boring.  Fall gives us a chance to regroup as we start a new school year and we hope to bring to your attention some awareness about new businesses in Eliot, future changes to our neighborhoods and business districts, and unfortunately point out how to avoid the brazen bike thieves that seem to be so very busy lately.

The fall issue of Eliot News would not have been possible without the advertisers and authors who submitted artwork and content.  We definitely appreciate all the hard work involved in putting together an article and graphic design.  That being said, we are always looking for more authors.  Do you have an issue you would like to see presented to the neighborhood?  An interesting fact or historical home you’d like us to pay attention to or perhaps a person who has inspired you? Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in writing an article or short piece to be included in an upcoming issue. It’s not that hard.  I don’t consider myself a writer and I’ve written more than my fair share of articles lately.  It is nice to see your name in print but I don’t plan on having the majority of articles authored by me for future issues.  Your name can be on the by line and there are a lot more neighbors that have been in the neighborhood longer than I have that know the history and interesting stories that have not been shared with all the  residents of Eliot, many of them new to the neighborhood.  Take a chance… email me with a story idea and let’s make the Eliot News a real community newsletter that comes from the whole community.

Additionally, I would like to see some letters to the editor.  If there is something that has gotten you upset or maybe even something or someone that you are really proud of, just send a letter to our email address.

We are always looking at ways to improve communication with the residents of Eliot so this is your chance to let us know how you think we are doing and what you’d like to see in the future issues, on our website,  and Facebook page.  And if you have an event you want listed on our calendar page be sure to let us know that too.

Email stories, letters, and photos to news@eliotneighborhood.org.