Help Bonnie and Josh get a $250,000 small business grant: just click a button

Owner William Rowan, son Josh and daughter-in-law Bonnie, on May 2012 shake-down cruise. Photo by Doug RautenkranzFormer 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 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.

Mission Small BusinessWhat 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.

Voices from the past: Bonnie and Josh

Bonnie Obremski Josh Rowan
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.

Love,

Bonnie and Josh

Sarah Palin refuses to abandon downtown Northfield without a fight

Bonnie's cat, Sarah Palin Josh Rowan Bonnie Obremski Josh Rowan
As RepJ reporter Bonnie Obremski and her fiancé, Josh Rowan, loaded up their car yesterday for their new life in Key West, their cat, Sarah Palin, registered her objection by hiding out above the street level door jam of their apartment. It took some acrobatics to fetch her.

Bonnie Obremski, Griff Wigley, Josh Rowan Bonnie Obremski, Griff Wigley, Josh Rowan
Farewell, friends!

Photo album: Bonnie Obremski’s farewell party

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:

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