Former LoGro RepJ reporter Bonnie Obremski and hubby Josh Rowan departed Northfield three years ago but we hear from them regularly.
Their current adventure: the restoration of an 87-year-old wooden schooner with some help from Dan Dan Restoration named ‘Hindu’ (which has its own Wikipedia entry: Schooner Hindu) and the start of their charter sailing business.
I got this from Bonnie via a post to my Facebook Wall:
Hi Griff! Hoping you might vote for us to get a small business grant at https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/. Search “schooner hindu” and we should pop up.
Chase and LivingSocial are awarding up to 12 individual grants of $250,000 to 12 small businesses and to be eligible, Bonnie and Josh need at least 250 votes.
What do you need to do to help? Just visit the website Mission Small Business. You’ll be prompted to login with your Facebook account.
Once you’re logged in, search for “Schooner Hindu” or find it by entering Key West, Florida. You’ll then see a button to click to SUPPORT it.
Former RepJ reporter Bonnie Obremski contacted us last week. She and hubby Josh Rowan are working on the Rebirth of a Sailing Sloop in upstate New York.
Well, Josh and I thought we would be making a surprise visit to Northfield right around now on a road trip back north from Florida, but we had to take a different route! Josh, clutching his Contented Cow mug, was especially disappointed that we wouldn’t all be seeing you there soon.
Even though we haven’t been the best at keeping in touch, we’re always thinking about you all and telling everyone on our travels about you. We finally began rebuilding our boat last week in upstate New York and you can follow along on our blog.
Of course, Griff taught me everything I know about blogging so if you don’t like it, put your comment on Locally Grown! 🙂
Hope all is well with everyone and that we do make it out there for a visit soon. Everyone is welcome to come and see us as long as you don’t mind watching or maybe even helping helping us drive in a nail or two.
Bonnie and Josh
Last night’s farewell party at the Contented Cow for RepJ reporter Bonnie Obremski and her fiancé, Josh Rowan, was a rockin’ good time, with lots of well-wishers, music by the New Moon Trio (plus Bonnie), and a candy piñata. (I’ve turned off comments here. See Bonnie’s post for more on her farewell and comment there.)
See the album of 40 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:
Our guest today was Bonnie Obremski who announced that she’s resigned her position as the reporter for the Northfield Representative Journalism project effective Friday. She and her fiancé, Josh Rowan (pictured at right doing a finger puppet show in the KYMN studio window), depart Saturday for Key West, FL. Bonnie will post her own announcement tomorrow here on LG, so I’ve turned off comments on this post. Chime in on her post when you see it… and note the date, time and place of her going-away party on Friday eve.
Continue reading Podcast: RepJ reporter Bonnie Obremski on her departure from Northfield
The Carletonian, Carleton College’s student-run weekly newspaper, is now available via the web. There’s over a year’s worth of back-issues, too. I got word of this on Monday at the GBM from Sam Friedman, one of the web editors on staff, pictured here having breakfast with RepJ reporter Bonnie Obremski.
Continue reading The Carletonian discovers the web
The Representative Journalism Project has a core goal of revealing the journalistic process as it happens, from beginning to end, and beyond. By creating “Bonnie Obremski, RepJ,” I am striving to meet that goal in a better way than I have been. LocallyGrownNorthfield.org will be a place for me to publish my finished work. (continued) Continue reading RepJ reporter launches blog to document developments in her work