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Only 8 seats remain for East Coast Regional Conference Nov. 11-12, 2016

A big thanks to everyone who has already signed up for the ASI East Coast Regional Meeting. We are thrilled that so many indexers have taken advantage of our larger meeting space and will be gathering together on November 11 -12, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. We have just 8 seats still available at the meeting. Don’t miss your chance to attend this 2-day educational event in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district. Contact Julie Cursi or Enid Zafrin to reserve your seat.

If you are staying in town for the meeting, Philadelphia offers a lot to do. The Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Winter Beer Garden begins November 10th and continues till December 31, 2016. Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer will fill the square – and it’s free. The Electrical Spectacle light show features 50,000 twinkling lights and dynamic holiday soundtrack. The shops at The Bourse, across from the Liberty Bell Center, are in a 105-year-old Victorian building and house a food court and specialty shops. Downtown, the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park opens on Nov. 11 and offers ice skating right beneath City Hall. The park also offers a popup maze-meets-garden exhibit with seasonal shrubbery and decorations. Over at the Pennsylvania Convention Center you can see the 40th anniversary Philadelphia Museum of Art contemporary craft show. The juried art show offers 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the country. In the Old City on November 12, you can enjoy the Craft Beer and Restaurant Stroll. Ten bars and restaurants are offering drink and food samplings. Tickets available online.

MSA Scholarship Winner Announced

The Mid- and South-Atlantic Chapter of the American Society of Indexing is pleased to announce the award of a $500 scholarship to attend the ASI East Coast Regional Meeting.  The meeting will be held in Philadelphia, PA on November 11 – 12, 2016.  Please join us in congratulating Lori Holtzinger. Lori has been a freelance book and journal indexer since 2008. Lori’s niece introduced her to the idea of indexing and she completed her training through the USDA, with Kari Kells as her mentor. Lori works full time as an Occupational Therapist with special needs children in the school system, so her freelance business, Zinger Indexing, is truly moonlighting. She has indexed books in the areas of psychology, social work, nursing and allied health, talent development, and local history. A Pennsylvania native, Lori now resides in southern Delaware with her husband, Joe, and her feline administrative assistant, Betty. She has a lifelong love of learning and of organizing things, so indexing is also an avocation.  Lori can be contacted at