July 2011

2nd Quarter Contest Winners

Tower Publications in Gainesville grabbed the lion's share of the money in the second quarter of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) "Best of the Best" classified network contest.Pam Slaven won the points contest and was awarded $1,000. Second place honors and $700 were awarded to Anna Vasquez of Hometown News. Third place and $400 went to Ann Waite of Tower Publications. Laura... + Read More

The President's Message: August 2011

Congratulations to the telemarketing team members who took home their share of $10,000 during the recent second quarter "Best of the Best" classified network contest.Half of the money was distributed to the five top reps in the association (and their managers) who earned the most points for ads placed during the contest. We also awarded $5,000 by the luck of the draw. Each rep who... + Read More

2012 Conference Site Announced

The 2012 Community Papers of Florida (CPF) annual conference will be held at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina near Stuart.The Hutchinson Island Marriott is the gateway to exploring the Treasure Coast of Florida. Snorkel, kayak or visit the scenic state parks a few minutes away in your free time.Historic downtown Stuart features waterfront dining, antique shops and art... + Read More

CPF Contributes to Austin Erlanger Memorial Scholarship

The Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Board of Directors has voted to place $5,000 from its disaster fund into the Austin Erlanger Memorial Scholarship fund.Austin, the son of longtime active CPF member Steve Erlanger, was killed early in the morning on July 5 in a motorcycle accident in their hometown of Vero Beach.The 16-year-old Austin was a popular young man at Vero Beach High School, where... + Read More

Glarrow Resigns from CPF Board

Jack Glarrow has resigned as secretary of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF), and has been transferred to Pennsylvania by Odgen Newspapers to manage a resort that the company owns there. The transfer to the resort, located near his childhood home, was effective immediately.The president and publisher of The Breeze Newspapers in Southwest Florida since 1999, Glarrow joined the CPF board of... + Read More

Pelican Press & Pelican Marketplace Change Hands

Observer Group, Inc., purchases sister papers from JCPGThe Observer Group, Inc., publisher of the Observer weekly newspapers and the Gulf Coast Business Review, has closed on the purchase of the Pelican Press and Pelican Press Marketplace.The Observer Group acquired the 40-year-old Pelican Press and its sister publication from Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc., the Milwaukee, Wis.-based... + Read More

Legal Update: August 2011

Blind Copy E-mails: New case highlights worrisome trendAre public official blind copy e-mails and distribution lists off-limits to the public under the Sunshine Law? A new case highlights a worrisome trend.A newspaper recently asked about whether their county commissioner could keep secret blind-copied e-mail addresses of e-mail recipients. In that case, after a county commissioner was... + Read More

The Corcoran Report: August 2011

Florida's Legislature hasn't slowed during the days of summer. Instead, leadership set an ambitious schedule of redistrict meetings to be held throughout the state over the summer months. And with session beginning in January, because this is a redistricting year, legislative committees will begin meeting earlier and more often in the Fall.RedistrictingEvery ten years, following... + Read More

Steve Tolliver Rocks!

If you have been attending the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) conferences for many years, you have run into Steve Tolliver.Steve has been a CPF associate member with Newspaper Printing Co. (NPC) in Tampa since forever, except now he is wearing two hats. For years Steve has been writing songs. Several years ago he put together a band called the Trop Rock Junkies, and now he has just taken... + Read More

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