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Tuesday, December 21, 2010  Sent the first 200 color slides to the scanning company. Was told it would be about 4 weeks before I’d get them back. At that rate it’s going to be quite some time before I get all the hundreds of slides published. Monday, January 3, 2011  Work began on The Meadowbrook Project website. Wow, I’m not sure I didn’t bite off more than I can chew!            Monday, January 17, 2011  Meadowbrook Project website goes live - hundreds of pages and photos but a lot more to go! Wednesday, January 19, 2011  Another 200 color slides went off the the scanning company - still haven’t gotten back the first 200, now expected first week of February - a long time to wait to see if they are any good. Monday, February 14, 2011  Happy Valentines Day! Still waiting for slides from the scanning company. In the meantime I’m scanning slides on my scanner. Not coming out too bad considering many are over 40 years old. Wednesday, February 16, 2011  Finally received the first order of slides back from the scanning company. Scans are good but a lot of editing needs to be done so it will be some time before I get them ready for posting. Jeri & I went into the city last night to see “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark”, quite a show. Technically fantastic, flying effects are spectacular, the sets are beautiful, LED screens move all about the stage and give an unbelievable 3D effect to the scenes. But, you can’t go out humming the scenery. We’ll see how the reviews are when they finally open. Thursday, February 24, 2011  Another 200 slides went off to the scanning company today. Probably going to be at least 4 weeks before I get them back. In the meantime I’ve got more than enough to do. Also it appears I’m going to have more than enough time on my hands as I’m scheduled for rotator cuff surgery by the end of March. Did this before on the right shoulder a couple of years ago so I know what to expect - 6 months of recovery and rehab, but worse no motorcycle riding season! Oh, by the way, don’t have this surgery if you don’t have too. Saturday, March 19, 2011  You’ll find several new sets of production photos, a lot have been scanned from original black and white negatives that I’ve found in my files. Pleased to have made contact with several Meadowbrook alumni who’ve found the site. Will try to keep updating but am going for surgery this coming Wednesday, May be one handed for a while so it’s going to take me a little longer - just not as fast one handed as I used to be : -). Monday, April 11, 2011  Last of the slides sent to the scanning company arrived today - I need to process in Photoshop and Lightroom. At the moment there are 7 more sets of production photos that need to be published. I’m still missing some and need to look to find where they might be, I do hope I didn’t misplace them.. Watch for updates soon.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 I’ve added a new feature to some of the playbill listings, you’ll now find a button that will take you to press clippings and/or reviews. You’ll see the button at the lower right side of the playbill screen that will link you to that feature. Remember that some of these were scanned from photocopies (poor at the time) or from newspapers over 40 years old, but they’re readable. More newspaper clippings will be added in the next few weeks.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 While looking for Christmas Decorations in the attic I’ve found another 200 slides, including production photos of “Company” one of my favorite productions. These together with some promotional photos of the Meadowbrook interior and menu will be added to the web site soon.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 “Company” production photos are now online. Go to the list of productions menu and click on the “Company” playbill then click on production photos.
June 2012 Found some promotion photos that were used for presentation to potential theatre party groups - they’ve been posted to the web site. Also a letter stating the management point of view regarding the Union work action against the Meadowbrook just prior to closing.
November 2012 Early in November we lost a wonderful person and very good friend. Marietta Rhatican worked at the Meadowbrook since the Frank Dailey era as bookkeeper. You can view her obit here by clicking this link. We will all miss her. Marietta touched the hearts of many people.
December 2013 Just discovered another 80 or so slides of the Holiday Inn Dinner Theatre. Will be scanning and adding them to the web site before the end of the year. website