At Hatch Media, we are thrilled to be working on
this online publishing initiative with Novacan. Highway 7 for one
partner, is a return home.
Gail Martin is originally from the Eastern
Shore and is planning to, in her words, 'retread' there.
"'Retired' contains a root word that
I try to keep out of my vocabulary. My mother's been 'retired' for
20 years and she's the busiest woman I know. To 'retread' means
to be rejuvenated, to take fresh steps, to change direction -- to
start a new path."
Martin, with a background in entrepreneurship and
traditional publishing, holds an Honours English degree, and is
a past teacher of English as a Second Language, Martin has also
taught university English 100 and Creative Writing and been
involved in several traditional publishing ventures. Gail Martin
brings her editorial skills and 'since the web was born' expertise
to Highway 7.
To her, Highway 7 is a natural fit and will
work well with a recent online publishing effort at the now closed
Halifax City Site at About.com.
Jurgen Teuwen, partner and owner of Novacan
Information Services comes back to Highway 7 after a brief absence.
Jurgen was the founder of Highway 7 in 1996. As Jurgen conceived
it, the format of Highway7 e-zine was one of the very first internet
realizations of an electronic news and general interest publication
supported by advertising.
Through his web development and programming firm
Novacan Information Services, now Hatch
Media, Highway 7 grew to an online magazine of over 400 articles
and thousands of photographs. "These articles are a real collection.
They describe what it's like to live along the Eastern Shore, but
more than that, they're about the people who make Highway 7 a community."
"That's what Highway 7 e-zine represents
and why these stories have to remain accessible to readers. It's
about people facing and dealing with the change of progress in all
the small communities everywhere. Didn't someone
say, 'from our past, grows our future'? That describes Highway 7.
Lucky for us, Jurgen feels this way, and that he has
the programming skills to rebuild the 'site architecture', as its
called in I.T. jargon.
We are pleased to announce that all of the articles
from past issues of Highway 7 are being reorganized and archived,
and will all be available soon.
You will find them, listed according to subjects,
on the left hand side of every Highway 7 page. If you know what
you're looking for it's easy. If not, try out our nifty Highway
7 search tool on the home page at highway7.com.
Try keywords like lobster, Sable Island, painter,
scarecrows or pick a community on Highway 7 and see if it's mentioned.
If not, let us know. We'd love to hear about what is special about
your own little corner of Highway 7. Write to us
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