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A great welcome

['Melissa Jenkins']
['Melissa Jenkins']

“Welcome to the Great Northern Peninsula.” That is what I’ve been told by complete strangers every day since I moved here less than two weeks ago. And in that short time I can see why they call it great.

The scenery, the wildlife and the welcoming people are all part of what makes it so amazing.
Now the cold, I could do without. But I’m adjusting.
Over the past week, I’ve begun my journey with the Northern Pen. And I’ve loved every minute thus far.
For many years, this paper has provided the most up-to-date happenings, coverage of unique events and entertaining stories from the region, from polar bear visits to school closures to children’s sporting events. And for many years to come, I hope it remains the same.
I have been told many people on the Northern Peninsula love to pick up their newspaper. I also love holding a physical paper, reading the stories and looking at the photos in a three-dimensional environment. But I also love to catch my news first thing in the morning during a brief check of my email or Facebook account.
The Northern Peninsula was not previously known for its fast Internet service, but reception is getting better and reaching further than ever before.
Now people can get their news on the go, getting their updates instantaneously through Twitter and photos through Instagram.
I was called the queen of social media at my previous position at The Compass in Carbonear. I enjoy clicking the “like” and “retweet” buttons on my different accounts, and I enjoying sharing local stories and updates far and wide.
With my background in social media, the Northern Pen will now have a more prominent online presence.
But don’t fret, every Monday you can still pick up the Northern Pen newspaper locally, and I encourage you to do so.
Visit our website NorthernPen.ca, follow us on Twitter @northernpen or like us on Facebook at Northern Pen.
You can also let us know what’s happening in your neck of the woods and share photos. But also, feel free to drop us an email or give us a call. That’s what we are here for.
Whether you’re from Flower’s Cove, Conche, Ship Cove, Rocky Harbour or anywhere along the Northern Peninsula, we are dedicated to giving you great coverage, great material and great communication.
I look forward to my new life on the Great Northern Peninsula, and I look forward to meeting you on my journeys.

Melissa Jenkins is the editor with the Northern Pen newspaper.
She can be reached at melissa.jenkins@tc.tc.

The scenery, the wildlife and the welcoming people are all part of what makes it so amazing.
Now the cold, I could do without. But I’m adjusting.
Over the past week, I’ve begun my journey with the Northern Pen. And I’ve loved every minute thus far.
For many years, this paper has provided the most up-to-date happenings, coverage of unique events and entertaining stories from the region, from polar bear visits to school closures to children’s sporting events. And for many years to come, I hope it remains the same.
I have been told many people on the Northern Peninsula love to pick up their newspaper. I also love holding a physical paper, reading the stories and looking at the photos in a three-dimensional environment. But I also love to catch my news first thing in the morning during a brief check of my email or Facebook account.
The Northern Peninsula was not previously known for its fast Internet service, but reception is getting better and reaching further than ever before.
Now people can get their news on the go, getting their updates instantaneously through Twitter and photos through Instagram.
I was called the queen of social media at my previous position at The Compass in Carbonear. I enjoy clicking the “like” and “retweet” buttons on my different accounts, and I enjoying sharing local stories and updates far and wide.
With my background in social media, the Northern Pen will now have a more prominent online presence.
But don’t fret, every Monday you can still pick up the Northern Pen newspaper locally, and I encourage you to do so.
Visit our website NorthernPen.ca, follow us on Twitter @northernpen or like us on Facebook at Northern Pen.
You can also let us know what’s happening in your neck of the woods and share photos. But also, feel free to drop us an email or give us a call. That’s what we are here for.
Whether you’re from Flower’s Cove, Conche, Ship Cove, Rocky Harbour or anywhere along the Northern Peninsula, we are dedicated to giving you great coverage, great material and great communication.
I look forward to my new life on the Great Northern Peninsula, and I look forward to meeting you on my journeys.

Melissa Jenkins is the editor with the Northern Pen newspaper.
She can be reached at melissa.jenkins@tc.tc.

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