Prominent journalists who worked with Rose Allegato shared memories of the dynamo reporter and editor in Bill Rufty’s touching obituary this week.
A lot more stories have been shared since then, and I understand more will be in The Ledger tomorrow. One of the most succinct and accurate descriptions of Rose came from Mary Loftus in a Facebook comment: “She was a fireball!”
Eleven news employees, including four reporters, three photographers and three copy editors, were laid off by the Ledger Media Group this week.
Thousands attend PigFest at Tigertown every year, and hundreds of them are posting photos on social media. Here is a selection of people enjoying PigFest.
Cheryl Nichols and other Sierra Club members from Polk County paddle the upper reaches of the Suwannee River.
There’s no “Welcome to Florida” sign on the Suwannee River. No message from Gov. Rick Scott saying Florida is “Open for Business.” And that’s probably appropriate. We saw no signs of commerce and few signs of other people last weekend on a 42-mile kayak trip that started at the river’s source at the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in south Georgia.
Hey, Lu —
I hope you don’t mind the informal greeting. I figure we’re on a first-name basis since we exchanged tweets recently.
I’m listening to your new album now. I just bought it from iTunes. I don’t buy much music these days. Mostly I rent it. I subscribe to Beats Music, and for the most part its 20 million songs are enough to keep me happy. I know I don’t own the music, but it satisfies my musical curiosity, and the $10 a month it costs me is less than I’d probably spend to buy albums, many of which I’ll rarely return to after a few listens.
Crowds pack Zuma on Thursday nights to hear bluegrass.
Eleven years ago there came unto Marshall, N.C., a coffee shop. And it was called Zuma Coffee. And the community looked upon Zuma and said it is good.