Tonawanda News — Congratulations to Eric DuVall, the News managing editor, who won “Best of CNHI” editorial contest for 2013. (CNHI is the parent company for the News.) Eric was named Columnist of the Year and we’re very proud of him.
More than 620 entries competed for newspaper, website and magazine of the year honors as well as public service journalism and six individual categories in two daily divisions and one non-daily division.
The judges selected the best based on the quality of reporting, writing, enterprise, initiative, editorials, photography, graphics, design, and print and digital presentation.
Some of you do not always agree with Eric’s editorial views, but that’s what makes his writing award-winning. He makes readers think, agree or disagree. In my editorial writing class in college, that was the number one premise: Make people think but be correct with your facts. And Eric does that. He’s a student of history and government and his conclusions are based on facts, not assumptions.
On top of that, he’s a true Sabres fan.
Ever wonder what actually happens to the yarn that some of you have so generously dropped off at the News? When I dropped off the three bags and a box of yarn to Karen Armenia for her “Yarners,” she gave me the following statistics.
So far, the women have made and donated 175 hats, 135 scarves, 25 pairs of baby booties, 14 pairs of mittens, 15 baby blankets, 20 lap robes, 25 shawls and 30 pairs of slippers.
Remarkable! Karen said they had just about run out of yarn when your donations were delivered. So keep it coming. You can drop off yarn at the News and we’ll take if from here.
Potholes are the bane of everyone’s existence it seems. But what seems even worse is the number of trees, mostly large, that are being taken down throughout the Twin Cities and Ken-Ton. Probably wouldn’t have bothered me too much before becoming a member of the New York Forest Owners Association, better known as NYFOA.