A team of Forest Hills residents has been working together since the fall to put this together.
Many on the team will be writing for the Connection, but we also have several contributors, and there’s room for more. We want interviews of the famous and infamous that bring to light the hidden talents in our neighborhood. We want to ferret out those interesting stories which have long been overlooked, like the history of Clover Market, which has closed. And it is you who harbor or can elicit these stories we want to capture, from the light-hearted and silly, to the serious and cogent. It is all fair game, and it is yours to discover and report. Yes, it is you who are the reporters and the newsmakers. And I am in the enviable position to conduct this orchestra. I look forward to it.
A special thanks goes to Tracy Johnke, whom I first met through my work spearheading Connecticut Avenue Pedestrian Action. She manages the CAPA list, moderates the Forest Hills neighborhood listserv and is now managing this web-based publication.
And now a word about our sponsors: ANC 3F gave us a grant to get our website up and running. We also have gotten support from the Forest Hills Citizen Association/Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance and the Councilmember Mary Cheh’s Constituent Fund. We are grateful for this start-up funding, and hopefully through advertising revenue and donations we will be able support the work on the Forest Hills Connection. In fact, by the end of the second year we would like this to be a financially independent endeavor.
In conclusion, we turn this show over to you. Your comments on our pieces, and your ideas and tips about what’s going on are what will make this publication come alive.
Marlene Berlin, Editor