From our buddy CJ Gronner:
The Free Venice Beachhead turned 45 years old, and Venice celebrated last night. One of the last remaining free presses in the country, we try to tell the best stories, news and events of our beloved town every month. The entire thing is run on donations, and all the Collective staff are volunteers. It’s a lot of hard work, and very behind the scenes, so it was fun to meet readers and neighbors at the party last night at Beyond Baroque, and make our world a little smaller.
People mingled in the lobby, drinking wine, eating snacks (all donated – thank you!) and catching up on the current events around town.
It was a packed house, and many in attendance had contributed to the Beachhead in some way during its existence. Juan was there with probably his best hat ever.
We had a merch table stocked with t-shirts, posters, magnets, and even phone covers! People were encouraged to donate or become sustainers of the paper, as every month it’s a wondrous thing to come up with enough to print 10,000 copies for our readers.
Click here to continue reading this post on CJ’s page, there is a lot more!