• Have you ever wondered how we cover the news we cover?
  • What a reporter’s day looks like?
  • How a newspaper is put together from start to finish?

The paper's news team will be on hand to answer questions.

"The Dispatch has been through several changes this year," Erickson said, "starting with a new website and culminating with the requirement of payment for our web content."

He said the staff knows that last month's switch from free content to paid content has, and will, take some adjustment — another reason the staff is making itself available to answer questions about subscribers' accounts, the website or e-edition.

This "Coffee and Conversations" (plus cider) event will be the first of a series of events hosted in the coming year for those who have maintained their connection with the Dispatch.

Kudos to the paper for this great opportunity to connect with readers!