Bad news: The Miami web newspaper Category305 is gone. Rebecca Wakefield and Celeste Fraser Delgado gave it a valiant effort, with at least one house second-mortgaged. It just never really took, which is a shame since it was a quality pub.
Here's the death notice, written by Delgado:
From: Celeste Delgado Subject: c305 sendoff Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:01:15 -0500 To: Rebecca Wakefield
Hello Dear Friends,
As you may have noticed, Category305 is no more. I meant to send you all individual notes before the site went down, but every time I tried it made me too sad. So please forgive me for this group missive, even if a bit late.
We had a great run and it's not all over. Double the Vote is still up and we hope to build on the success of that endeavor. Both Rebecca and I have been hired as contributing editors to MOLI, a new social networking site. Rebecca will be covering the national election starting in January and I'm already covering worthy causes at www.moli.com/p/moliview. We'll be migrating some of our favorite c305 content to a MOLI profile as well. (I have everything saved as pdf files). I'll also be working with Mia Leonin and who ever else I can convince to continue covering the Miami performing arts scene starting in January (check out the profile at www.moli.com/playon).
Most important, I want to invite you all to a little sendoff celebration next Saturday .... There will be food and prizes -- and lots of love for all of you who contributed so much.
Hope to see you then, CFD