I want to share my excitement and my pride in The North End Breezes! We are celebrating 50 years in publication! That is unheard of for a volunteer run community newspaper.

We’ve come so far from that first copy; typed on a few pages with hand drawn ads to what you see today. We’ve grown to twelve pages, colour ads, news that explains the changes happening as we grow and stories that bring back the memories of our beloved North End.

In just a few short years, I’ve seen our paper expand and evolve, much like the North End itself. We have a dedicated publication team, a talented design and layout person and faithful writers that contribute regularly and a successful social media presence.

The past few months have been stressful learning to navigate our new normal but we’ve persevered and made our on-line presence almost as popular as our print issues. Don’t worry…we’ll be delivering a copy again as soon as it is safe to do so.

The North End Breezes is fueled by volunteers and we rely on our sponsors and advertisers to make it possible. Admittedly, we are struggling. So, I’d like to ask each of you to consider a donation, a sponsorship or an ad to keep us afloat.

Stay with us, send your stories and be prepared to help us celebrate in June. We don’t know how yet but we are watching the social climate as we plan.

Send your comments or stories to office@northendbreezes.com and submit your ads to ads@northendbreezes.com. Remember it’s YOUR paper and we rely on YOU!