Now that the election is over (at least I hope it's over by the time you read this), we can safely look toward the (gulp!) holiday season.
Next week, we'll offer you our holiday Gift Guide, featuring all sorts of locally produced gift ideas, available at independently owned stores. We'll also share some tips on fun books from independent publishers, and some music/box-set possibilities.
On Dec. 6, we'll return with more local-gift ideas, as well as tips on techie/video-game presents and DVDs/Blu-rays in our GASP! last-minute gift guide.
And the week following that, we'll kick off our year-end triple-header with our 10th annual Get Out of Town! issue, followed on Dec. 20 by our annual Local Heroes package. We'll conclude 2012 on Dec. 27 with our annual year in review, as well as our special New Year's Guide.
As for that Get Out of Town! issue: We've decided to retire the popular issue after this year. To mark the occasion, we're asking you, our brilliant and creative readers, to help us out.
In case you're unfamiliar: Every year since 2003, we've kicked people, places, organizations, etc. that somehow annoy or perturb us out of town. (Not that they ever leave ... but, hey, the process makes us feel better.) This year, we're asking you to join us by writing up your own Get Out of Town! submissions—and we'll run the best of the bunch in the Get Out of Town! issue.
If you want to give something or someone the boot, email your write-up to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, Dec. 4. Be sure to include contact info, so we can verify authorship.
Questions? Use that same email, or the one listed above, to contact me.