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Embrace the Grind

Fall brings some wonderful things to Ketchikan.

We were reminded of that Monday morning, when a longtime co-organizer of the Monthly Grind stopped by the Daily News office to deliver the promotional poster for the first “Grind” of the 2019-2020 season.

As for every Monthly Grind, the poster for the Sept. 21 season opener is lovely work of original art describing the featured performers. Now that we think of it, a collection of these posters would make for a great gallery exhibit. They’re a treat for the eye, and it would be fun be reminded of the many performers who’ve graced the Saxman Tribal House stage during the Grind’s history.

Speaking of history, it was mentioned Monday that this will be the Monthly Grinds’ 31st season. That means we’ve had three decades of Ketchikan folks coming together as a community to celebrate mostly local musicians and performance artists in a homegrown event that’s now become a tradition.

Here’s to the people who dreamt up the Monthly Grind concept and kept it percolating for now more than 30 years. It’s a wonderful contribution to the tapestry of Ketchikan life, and we’re gratefully looking forward to season 31.