For he’s a jolly good fellow!

Staffers said farewell to managing editor Jon Elliston this afternoon, gathering in the community meeting room to share stories and memories over chocolate cake. Elliston began writing for the Xpress in 2003 and his dedication and commitment to the paper will be greatly missed. After seven years of service, Elliston plans to work full time on a historical book project based on a series of articles that he wrote for the Xpress titled “Cruel Summer.” Here are few pictures from the fare-thee-well gathering. Jon, we will miss you!

More on Elliston’s departure:
Official announcement
The disclaimer’s take

About Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Aiyanna grew up on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, Sarah Lawrence College, and Oxford University. Aiyanna lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she proudly works for Mountain Xpress, the city’s independent local newspaper.

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