Today, I did something that I have not done in a very long time. I was shopping for groceries and came across a newspaper rack with today’s edition of the Sun-Sentinel sitting on top and some catchy headlines that peaked my interest. Being that it was Memorial Day, I was curious to see what kind of coverage of local events I would find in our “local” newspaper – so I plunked down my dollar and two quarters and perused the paper while taking my lunch break (after putting away all the groceries of course).
One of the headlines I was interested in said “Go! Lift a glass to Funky Buddha” and referred me over to the back page of the “Money” section. The write-up was not much longer than the subtitle of the headline itself! In fact, the accompanying photo took up more room than the article. But since I was on that page, I was intrigued since it was the part of the paper which they had dedicated to places to go. It was supposed to be “Your guide to getting out, brought to you by the staff of SouthFlorida.com“, which is just another name for the Sun-Sentinel’s online presence. There was a only one thing to do each day of the week, including today – which was kind of disappointing to me since that was one of the main reasons I purchased the paper.
I am sure that I am not the only one wondering what special events are going on today, being that many people have the day off. As The Weekend Concierge, I know that people turn to my website to see what’s happening today and I hope that they are not too disappointed when they see that the calendar only has a handful of live music events listed in Broward and another handful in South Palm Beach County. It is after-all a Monday so bars and restaurants need to plan further ahead and take a gamble that people will show up on a Monday after going out on Friday and Saturday nights. And it’s not like I have the strength, resources or money of The Tribune behind me – so Sun-Sentinel, what’s your excuse?
So, was it worth the $1.50 I forked over to the cashier this morning? Absolutely! Not only did it give me a reason to write this blog and have YOU read it, but it also gave me more incentive to move forward and keep doing what I am doing, which is providing the public with a great source of live entertainment listings throughout Broward, Boca Raton and Delray Beach. And if you like what you see on WeekendBroward.com, ask local businesses to become local sponsors and keep checking back for the most up to date calendars for live music events, comedy, karaoke and more!
‘Have a wonderful week and even a better weekend!
Rob, aka The Weekend Concierge
P.S. Credit for the featured image on this blog goes to hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com who wrote in 2011 “The Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel continue to underwhelm South Florida’s populace with their chronically poor news coverage of local news….”