Hello and welcome to Queensbay. I’m Joan Altieri, the owner of The Garden Cottage right on Main Street. You can stop by anytime you need something for your home or garden. It’s a perfect place to find a special gift or pick up a little something for yourself. You’re probably wondering why I’m writing this if I own a shop, but the truth is ever since Dylan West closed down the Queensbay Crier,we haven’t had a good source of news in this town. So, I decided to get familiar with this thing called a blog, and start up my own version of a hometown newspaper. I may not be that tech savvy, but I have lived in Queensbay all my life, so I think I’m pretty qualified to tell you all about it. So that’s what this is – a little blog about all that’s happened and happens in Queensbay. If you haven’t heard of us, we’re a lovely little town out on the New England Coast. We have fine harbor, a light house, a hotel, lots of shops and a couple of festivals that make Queensbay a great place to visit or live. Queensbay may be small, but it sure isn’t sleepy. Why, we’ve had our fair share of scandals over the years. Some have been famous like the affair between movie star Savannah Ryan and Leland Sanders (If you want to find out more about that scandal, check it out here). And then there was the little something going on between Adriana Biddle and Lucas Montgomery – I don’t know who they thought they were fooling! Both ended badly but I’m happy that time has made up for it. (You can read more about Caitlyn Montgomery, Lucas’s grand-daughter here, if you want to know what I mean.) My daughter Sydney, she’s the one who got me turned onto this computer stuff. She lives down in Georgia now, but that’s a whole other story. Anyway, you can check back her for all the news that’s fit to print here in Queensbay – ha, what that really means is all the news I see fit to print, which is probably a few recipes, so decorating tips, and of course the gossip…I mean “social pages”.