By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor

A little housekeeping today.

As you may have noticed (okay, probably not) we've made some changes to the NYCR contributors page, including two pieces of staff shuffling. One has an immediate impact to our editorial calendar, the other will become much more apparent once we re-launch the site — this summer I hope.

First, I'm happy to announce that Evan Dawson will take on the role of Managing Editor going forward. This reflects not only his leadership role as we grow and move the site forward, but also that once some technical challenges are eliminated (in other words, when we get off of TypePad) he'll be more involved in the day-to-day editing and publishing of content. He'll continue to focus on the Finger Lakes region and also cover the Chautauqua-Lake Erie region.

I'm also pleased to announce that Julia Burke, who has been a great addition to the team covering the Niagara wine beat with our regional editor, Bryan Calandrelli, will be leaving the wine beat to take over as our first Beer Editor, where her knowledge, palate and writing talent are sure to enrich our overall editorial.