Friday, January 19, 2018

Celebrate Eight Years!

On January 20, 2010, The Gossips of Rivertown published its first post. Eight years, 7,337 posts, and more than 5 million pageviews later, Gossips has become a highly respected and valued source of hyperlocal news and history of our little city.

As always, the anniversary of Gossips is the occasion for thanksgiving and celebration. Gratitude goes to all the readers who make Gossips widely read (between 2,500 and 3,000 pageviews a day) and continue to make writing Gossips a joyful endeavor. Very special thanks are reserved for the many Gossips supporters and advertisers whose financial contributions help pay the bills and keep Gossips going.

On the eve of this auspicious day, Gossips invites you to join the celebration of eight years of sharing news, history, and gossip about the events, machinations, troubles, and triumphs right here in our little river city in three ways. First, by adding your name to the list of 2018 Supporters. You can to so by clicking the "Donate" button in the right column. Your support--in any amount--is crucial to the continuation of Gossips. 

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 20, the actual anniversary of eight years of Gossips and one year of Donald Trump, join me for the Women's March down Warren Street. Aligning myself with those denigrated as "the enemies of the people," my greatest motivation for marching is to protest the current president's ongoing war on journalism and to support freedom of the press.

The Women's March (men are welcome, too) begins with a rally in Seventh Street Park at 1 p.m. and ends with a gathering at Basilica Hudson.

The celebration of Gossips' anniversary continues on Sunday, January 21, when there will be cake! Starting at 7 p.m., Gossips readers who dine at the Red Dot will get a piece of anniversary cake for dessert, compliments of The Gossips of Rivertown, for as long as it lasts. (Fear not. It won't be stale cake. The picture shows the Gossips cake from 2016. This year's cake, being created by the same baker, hasn't been made yet.) 

Come out on Sunday, help celebrate eight years of Gossips, and wish Gossips many more years of relevance!


  1. Congratulations, and thank you...if we didn't have Gossips, we'd have to invent it!

  2. If we didn't have Gossips, we'd have fake news!

  3. Congratulations Carole. Keep up the great work. Thanks.