Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I double check the address in my notebook to see if misread it. I stand at the corner of 5th and Champlost Street, absolutely clueless to the exact location of my destination. After about fifteen minutes wandering up and down both streets I call up a friend who knows the area. My query is greeted with an understanding laugh.
“Yeah, it’s easy to miss.” she says. She had encountered the same problem when she was assigned to Olney during her stint in MURL.
A minute passes as we catch up then she tells me what to look for. I look directly above me and chuckle.
“Thanks Mari, I think I found it.”
The offices of Your Community Voice, located within the offices of District Representative Mark Cohen, bring hyper local news to Olney and the surrounding neighborhoods.
The successor to the Olney Times is run by Jean Pleis and Sonja Thomas. Both dedicate an amazing amount of time to bring this monthly publication to the doorsteps of Olney residents.
Being attached to a publication dedicated to hyper-local news has been an enormous asset for my partner and I. Jean and Sonja have made this neighborhood all the more accessible and familiar for us.
Matt Bell and Kristen van Genderen
Posted by Matt Bell at 9:05 PM