Are We 'On' or 'In' the North Shore?
One letter has sparked a heated debate between two Patch editors, and we need our readers to settle this once and for all.
Joanna Schneider, editor of Glenview Patch, recently noticed that Stan Golovchuk, editor of Northbrook Patch, was writing "in the North Shore" when referring to local news. She pointed this out to him and advised he use "on" instead.
She insists this the appropriate attribution, and a few of their colleagues seem to agree.
Golovchuk did not appreciate the advice, not one bit. A fight broke out — words were said, pans were thrown and still no clear winner emerged from the debate.
Both sides made some strong points.
"Towns such as Northbrook and Glenview, which consider themselves part of the North Shore, are not along the lake," Golovchuk said. "Therefore, they wouldn't be on the Shore, they're in it. It being a region. C'mon people."
Schneider took a polar opposite position.
"Blah blah blah, nag nag nag," she said. "On the North Shore, c'mon people."
It was eventually clear that the decision should be left to a vote — a vote by the people who live in the hotly contested area. So whether you're on, in, or from the North Shore, tell us what you think so we can finally settle this and get back to work.
The poll runs until 12 p.m. Friday, so if you're going to vote, campaign or make donations to either camp, do it quick.
Full disclosure: The winner of this debate will receive a tiara from the loser. Also, Joanna Schneider doesn't talk like that.