The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce was named runner-up for the 2012 Chamber of the Year Award. The competition is the only one in the country to recognize chambers for their efforts to create business and lead communities.
The 2012 National Chamber of Commerce Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky recently. Springfield, along with Fargo, North Dakota and Lubbock, Texas, were finalists for the Chamber of the Year honors. And when the envelope was opened, Lubbock, Texas was named Chamber of the Year.
The first time I interviewed James Lee Burke he came out to WYSO during his book tour for "Cimarron Rose." That was back in 1998. Burke stopped touring a number of years ago. Fortunately for his fans he still does the occasional interview and he is as prolific as ever.
James Lee Burke has been my guest in the Book Nook more often than any other author. I caught up with him recently to talk about his new Dave Robicheaux novel "Creole Belle." I called him on the telephone at his place in Montana.
Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of late summer
This week moves the earth halfway between June solstice and September equinox. It took two months to reach this point in the third quarter of the year; now summer stagnation suddenly falls apart, and the continent rushes toward autumn at twice the rate it did throughout July and middle August.
There’s no word yet on what will happen to the two Democratic members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections who faced a hearing at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office this morning. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has the latest in the fight to get in person, early voting on the weekends.