November 29, 2012 at 6:42 am #605726
Just got my latest Seattle “Best of 2012” Magazine and was so excited to see Tracy Record honored under the West Seattle “Neighborhood Hero” category! Aside from her great journalistic and editorial skills, I think the true “heart” that she brings to the West Seattle Blog is what makes her so special. Okay….it’s your turn to give cudos to Tracy……November 29, 2012 at 6:48 am #778449
So very true, Rags! Tracy Record is MY neighborhood hero and, I can only imagine, a hero to countless others, as well. Tracy, you are a blessing!November 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm #778450November 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm #778451November 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm #778452November 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm #778453
Gosh, thanks for mentioning this, had NO idea, they didn’t contact us at all and all of my reading is online (they don’t put the magazine content online till it’s been out “on newsstands” for a few weeks). I don’t know what they wrote but I hope it doesn’t suggest WSB is mostly just me. For one, co-publisher Patrick Sand also works on it day and night. And we have part-time/freelance team members.
BUT… MOST IMPORTANTLY … it’s the community collaboration. Without that … the whole reason this took a turn from my personal ramblings to news service, starting with the windstorm six years ago and then becoming official a year later … this wouldn’t be much of anything. And the community collaboration happens in so many ways … including here! (Just wish the spammers wouldn’t have decided to “collaborate” so much yesterday while a busy news day was unfolding :) …)
Sorry I can’t be more eloquent, I’ve got to get onto the bridge and go cover a court hearing.
Thanks again for the kind words and for mentioning this … and for being part of a truly 21st-century news/discussion hub.
TRNovember 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm #778454
Can’t start my day without you, can’t end my day without you. Thanks for all you do!!!November 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm #778455
To honor the occasion the kid and I’ll be getting her a sports replica jersey. I saw those mentioned online several times yesterday.November 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm #778456November 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm #778457
Tracy is clearly a great choice. Your work goes way beyond the call of duty. Night and day, every day, I’ve come to expect the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage from the blog. And incredibly, you honestly cover everything without bias. NPR, The NY Times, and the West Seattle Blog – just the news, all the news. Congratulations.November 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm #778458
Congratulations, so well deserved. We are lucky to have this site backed by Tracy’s journalistic integrity and dedication. I totally nerded out on Tracy at an event a few years ago, because I was fresh out of J-school and already jaded about the news business. I basically explained that the WSB is the answer to all my professors questions about what the industry would look like after the so-called “death of newspapers” and growing pains the news business faced.
I fell in love with the smell of newsprint and journalism as a kid delivering newspapers, and I can imagine that someday my kids will fall in love with journalism and the exciting business of covering the news through the WSB’s non-stop coverage of all our neighborhood’s happenings.
Tracy, you make such a difference in this community and you are so inspiring. Thank you!November 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm #778459
We owe so much of our success to WSB and WSB readers, and Tracy, Patrick and the rest of he gang are just lovely, kind, and fun folks to have around. Thanks! Oh wait! What’s that helicopter doing over my house???November 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm #778460November 29, 2012 at 11:30 pm #778461
Congrats guys! You all deserve it.
Anyone else go a little fan-girl when they know the WSB-crew is in their midst? I still have yet to work up the nerve to say hi.November 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm #778462
No nerve needed, Debbie!
Tracy and Patrick are very approachable. (Although a community event like the tree lighting, or before/after a neighborhood meeting, would probably be a better place to do so, rather than on the scene of a major news event!)
MikeNovember 30, 2012 at 12:01 am #778463November 30, 2012 at 12:12 am #778464
Well-deserved accolades to the WSB team for sure!!! you guys add so much value to the community, and in so many ways. Congrats!!November 30, 2012 at 12:42 am #778465November 30, 2012 at 1:55 am #778466
Congratulations to the WSB team! As has been said before, I start and end my day with you! Anytime anything unusual is going on in WS both my husband and I head to your site immediately. Well deserved kudos, this community truly wouldn’t be as much of a community without you! :)November 30, 2012 at 6:07 am #778467
Huge congratulations! A neverending, oft-thankless job that you do with such dedication, expertise, and professionalism.November 30, 2012 at 6:22 am #778468
Congrats Tracy, we are so grateful for this blog! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to keeping us informed!!!November 30, 2012 at 6:59 am #778469
With apologies to Clement Moore…
‘Twas shortly before Christmas, when all thro’ the ‘hood,
Not a creature was stirring, not that they should;
Tracy was in her ‘kerchief, and Patrick in his cap,
They’d shut down their laptops for a typically short evening nap
When over on the Duwamish there arose such a hum,
‘Twas all they could do to shake off the sleepless numb.
Awake once again as the tweets flew like a flash,
Rebooted Windows and threw up the sash.
No matter what, no matter when, it was time to go,
West Seattleites needed them – to stay in the know.
So they whistled, and shouted, and call’d out by name:
“Now Jefferson, now Madison, now Arbor Heights and Denny,
“On Alki, on Chief Sealth, on Gatewood, and Genessee;
“From the tip of Alki to the top of the Myrtle towers
“Now text away! Text away! Text away all!”
While once an ancient city burned (unreported) under a fiddler named Nero,
There is no doubt about OUR neighborhood hero
With journalistic integrity, high standards, and ethics proved true,
Assisted by a sleigh full of helpers – and CJ Boffoli too.
And then in a twinkling, we saw on the forum
That Seattle Magazine had indeed announced with decorum
On behalf of West Seattle and all its elves
Tracy and West Seattle Blog were among the Best of Two Thousand Twelve!
Our eyes – how they twinkled! Our dimples how merry,
We know they’re as dependable as the Fauntleroy Ferry;
Not ones to bask in glowing words, they went straight back to work,
But after news fill’d all the stockings; it was time for a perk,
A sidetrip to Sponsor Zippy’s for a bit of a nosh
Then off to see the light shows at Helmstetler and Menashe.
Finally it was time to spring to their sleigh, give their team a whistle,
And head back to world headquarters, on the corner at Thistle.
But we heard them exclaim, ‘ere they drove out of sight
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Congrats Tracy and crew! Thanks for being our everyday Santa…November 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm #778470
Too Too good…
except more reliable than the Fauntleroy Ferry. No work stoppage (alleged) round here!November 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm #778471November 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm #778472
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