To submit a news release or calendar item to, please send to

Any document that is primarily text should be submitted as a Word or text document.

Any accompanying image should be in jpg format.

ONLY flyers should be pdfs.

Please do NOT send any pdfs from which we cannot pull the information. That includes scanned documents, which cannot be used on the Beat and the information will not be posted.

For any and all news releases and calendar items, be sure to include the who, what, why, where, when information. Without all those elements readers will not have enough information to find out what, when and where the event is. 

Questions, please email 

1) All documents that are only words need to be in Word or as text. 
2) Photos should be .jpg format and not manipulated in any way, except for possible cropping. Send the original digital photo attached separately from the Word document.
3) Send to 
4) Be sure to put contact information in case we have questions.


1) Do not send documents as PDFs unless they are flyers for an event.
2) Do not use fancy formatting in a Word document.
3) Do not use the Normal template, but choose the No Spacing template under Home at the top of your document.
4) Please put double spaces between paragraphs.
5) Do not put any words in all capital letters.
6) Capitalize the first letter of only names or place names or the beginning of a sentence.
7) Never embed photos or graphics inside a Word document
8) Do not waste your precious time or mine on fancy graphics in a document when it may not transfer over to the website

Editor's Note: These submission guidelines are preliminary and may be added to in the future.

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