Each month we strive to bring our readers more community news, still emphasizing the good news that all-too-often gets lost in today’s burgeoning sphere of mass media. Beginning in late 2015, following the loss of the Ile Camera on Grosse Ile, we began extending our coverage reach to the Island, with the encouragement and help of many people.
Since that time we have found a way to provide consistent Grosse Ile news with our limited staff, and have seen those efforts pay off in the appreciation extended by our Island neighbors.
Interestingly, we have had inquiries lately asking about the “two papers” we are now running. We also have occasionally seen the Island Beacon, normally our B Section, being displayed separately from the Trenton Trib. We are happy that Grosse Ile residents have embraced our paper as their own and even included our website link on the Township website.
We are still, however, very humbly, just one newspaper offering news coverage for two communities. But through our expanded reach of 10,000 printed papers in more than 180 locations, we are providing news to many Downriver communities — as well as an extended reach for our advertisers.
Last year we launched our “Team Trib” membership program and look at that as an important element of our current and future publishing efforts. And every few months we like to publicly thank all those who have signed up either via our online portal on Patreon, or by filling out the form that appears in the newspaper each month.
Current members include Gail Albin, John and Kelly Allen, Fred and Lenaya Burchfield, Joe Caruso, John Colina, Dorothy Crooks, Terey Delisle, Drs. Jackson, Snider & Parker, Theresa Goodrich, Jeanette Gronda, Joan Hemsworth, Dennis and Kathy LeBlanc, Audrey Lyden, John and Jean Marchyok, Helen Morrison, Jean Pendell, Joan Perkowski, Lino Petrucco Jr., Andrew & Mary Ann Podczervinski, James Rzeppa, Naida Scharboneau, Les Schmidtke, Muriel Shamus, Leo Smith, Martha Styles, Vernie and Gloria Tardiff, Ken and Mary Ann Voss, Ethel Yops and several anonymous supporters.
If you are like-minded and want to support local, free news, your contributions are always welcome at www.patreon.com/trentontrib! If you like to sign-up in a more traditional way, see the form that appears on Page 20-A of this issue.
Please make sure to check out our “Women in Business” section this month (beginning on Page 17-A), which features the Trenton and Grosse Ile area’s most motivated professionals — and let them know you saw them in the Trib!
Next month we will offer a Wyandotte section, and the Trenton High School volleyball team will be out delivering door to door in Trenton for a total March distribution of 12,500.
Remember, if you have ideas for stories for Trenton or Grosse Ile please contact our office at (734) 676-0850, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office.
And, as always, we’d like to remind our readers that we do carry additional copies of The Trib (including the Island Beacon!) at our office, and also have copies of the previous month’s issue available next to our office in the lobby, if you happened to miss it.
Our office is located at 2836 West Jefferson Ave. (Executive Office Suites of Trenton), right at West Road and West Jefferson Ave. The Trib is in Suite 114 and 115, near the very back of the building.
Our hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays- Thursdays. Fridays we are open from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. There are occasions that we may have to step out, so it’s always good to give us a quick call first so we are available for you.
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Remember, we always welcome and encourage reader submissions of articles and photos for the Trenton Trib and Island Beacon pages, as well as your news tips and article ideas. You can reach us by calling the office at (734) 676-0850 or by emailing your info and photos to email@example.com — or stop in at 2836 W. Jefferson Ave., inside the Executive Office Suites of Trenton building.