Once again this summer, here at The Bridge we are working with a range of middle school, high school and college students to create two issues of The Breeze, a “for youth, by youth” newsprint publication. One issue will be wrapped around The Bridge in June as the summer begins and another will come out in our August “Back to School” issue as the summer ends. Both will be mailed as part of The Bridge — well known in Montpelier as the paper that was founded in 1993 as a “free, independent and local community newspaper.”
Nathan Grutchfield of Montpelier, writes about the 50th anniversary of a community church in East Montpelier. Hannah Eschelbach writes about chickens and the chicken controversy in Barre City.
Eschelbach, put it in her own words:
“Me at The Bridge, which is one of the few places that will hire some seventeen-year-old weirdo who just wants to write. Me at The Bridge, where I got published for the first time. Me at The Bridge, where we don’t have enough money yet for our side project, The Breeze newspaper, where since we don’t have enough money I might not have my article put out. Look, I’m not one for begging for money, but PLEASE? It doesn’t have to be a lot. The Kickstarter Link is below. ”
Each additional 4-page spread costs $1,500 to print, so the total cost for 2 spreads amounts to $3,000. With mailing and other costs, we expect it to cost at least $4,500.00.
URGENT — Please pledge today by going to Kickstarter.com. Then, in the upper right area of the home page, there is an image of a spy glass and text that says “Search Projects.” Type in “The Breeze 2016.” You will see The Breeze 2016 home page. Select the project that says “The Breeze 2016” by Carla Occaso. Here you can play the videos and look at the project plan. Then, on the right, a green rectangle says “Back This Project.” Select it, and follow instructions. Payment is by credit card only. Call us if you need assistance at 223-5112 ext. 14.