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Neverspeak Weekly 7/28/15

Ten Delicious Decades! As mentioned last week, the Jolly Roger Soda Ship is celebrating its 100th anniversary tomorrow, July 29th. The crew will be hosting an all-day party at the shop with yummy treats and music from Fish Girl Pond. In addition, shop owner Aimée Jolie will be posting an extensive history of the shop, chronicling its decades-long presence in Neverland and it’s ever-evolving role as a gathering place throughout the tumultuous twentieth century in America.

Reality Bites. Since the return of Jas Hook and Wendy Darling to Neverland, some Neverlandians have been tuning into the JHMedia Livestream to learn more about the company (and feed their curiosity about the power couple). Last Thursday those same Neverlandians witnessed a shocking confrontation between Hook and Neverland’s favorite son Peter Pan. Peter came across as, for lack of a better word, a bully. It will be interesting to see how he handles his new notoriousness.  Is the play really the thing?

Get me to the Church… Sarah-Jane Lakewood set a date for her nuptials to fiance Alfie. Neverlandians, mark your calendars for August 15, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Should be a hot ticket! As in literally very hot. August in Louisiana hot. Lakewood says invitations will be going out soon. Don’t give her honeymoon advice if you want to make the list!

Changes of Heart (and Location). Teresa Delacruz has relocated to New York City with her boyfriend Neal. Though everyone will be sad to see less of her, we wish her the best with her new life. And if you’ve stopped by Neverland Books lately, you’ve probably noticed that Mia Rivers still has not returned to her post. You only have to look so far as her tumblr to find that she’s currently residing at a crossroads between Neverland and Denver.  Though not always an easy thing to do, try to follow your heart where it leads, Mia!

New Sheriff in Town. G. Harrison Lestrade has been offered the job of Neverland’s Deputy Sheriff pending a background check. But, since he comes directly from the FBI, that shouldn’t be a problem! While we’ve had to say goodbye to a couple of Neverlandians, we are excited to welcome him and accountant Wesley Parsons (who’s looking for a roommate!) to the community full time.

Local Blues. Neverlandians were dismayed to read last week’s editorial in which John Darling, assistant to the Editor in Chief, opened up about the Kensington Chronicle’s financial difficulties. As a recent hire, this gossip columnist found the the article especially distressing. However, it’s been encouraging to watch Neverlandians gather around the paper in support. Many citizens have pledged to pick up subscriptions and the Neverland Care Center guaranteed that copies of the Chronicle would always be available in its waiting room. Keep supporting local news!

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek
NASA’s New Earth
McKellan and Stewart Recite Swift
Northbound Series
Lafayette Shooting

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Posted on July 28, 2015

Stories are the Heart of Neverland

We at the Kensington Chronicle believe that stories are the lifeblood of our community. And the story of Neverland is comprised of you, me, our neighbors, all the amazing and quirky residents of our beloved town. Neverland may be small compared to a bustling metropolis like Columbus or Cincinnati, but it’s big enough that citizens can rest assured that there’s always going to be a few nooks and crannies that you’ve yet to discover. And one of the goals of bringing the Chronicle into the digital age is to help each and every one of our residents feel more connected to our community. So for today’s editorial, I thought I’d take a minute to give a little primer on all of the ways you proud denizens of Neverland can use to connect with your neighbors.

Despite our small-town mentality, Neverland has embraced social media in a big way, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier! For me, it’s managed to make our small town even smaller. The people have spoken, and it seems Neverland’s social platform of choice is Twitter. So if you’re looking for a fun way to interact with some of your Neverland neighbors, and you don’t already have a Twitter account, you may want to set one up post haste!

If you haven’t already done so, click on over to our Town Ledger. Many of our residents have already added their names and Twitter handles, and we encourage you to do the same!

And if you’re hunting for a roommate, a job, or just trying to rekindle a missed connection, look no further than’s Classifieds section.

What’s more, this week we’re launching an exciting new section to our site, a Twitter archive where we’ll be collecting select Twitter exchanges from our myriad of townsfolk. Our hope is that this will help our readers keep a finger on the pulse of Neverland, and enable like-minded Neverlandians to find one another. Keep your eyes out for that in just a few days.

And remember, your efforts to connect with the community needn’t be confined to our website alone! Many or our residents have personal Tumblr accounts, and my brother Michael, operator of the Kensington Chronicle Tumblr, will be doing his darnedest to follow all of you local Tumblrs. Some of you have even set up YouTube accounts and begun vlogging your experiences here in Neverland, not unlike like Kensington Chronicle’s own Wendy Darling, advice columnist extraordinaire. And from me and everyone else at the paper, we say keep it up! These videos, blogs, and social accounts really help us put faces to names, and help make Neverland one of the most tight-knit communities in all of Ohio.

As I’m fond of saying, stories are the heart of Neverland. So tell us your stories, Neverlandians. We can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say.

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