The Herald-Mail will not publish tomorrow, to give all our employees a chance to spend Christmas with their families and to allow readers, for one day this year, to reflect on something other than the news.
What many people think of as "news" is meetings of elected officials, accounts of police and fire calls and reporting on criminal trials.
But there is another kind of news that The Herald-Mail is privileged to share with the community.
They are the notices of births, children's triumphs on the playing field and in the classroom, and their weddings. We mark these milestones gladly and take note of those loved ones who have taken their final breath, in this world anyway.
We could not publish a daily newspaper if readers weren't willing to share these details of their lives with us. And, not only do local citizens pass along the details of their personal lives, some also share tips about what goes on when there is no reporter there to observe.