New zoo benches hon­our Ex­am­iner pho­tog­ra­pher, for­mer man­ag­ing edi­tor

The Peterborough Examiner - - NEWS -

Two new park benches have been in­stalled at the Riverview Park and Zoo, one in hon­our of a for­mer man­ag­ing edi­tor of The Peter­bor­ough Ex­am­iner and the other to hon­our the pa­per’s long-time pho­tog­ra­pher. An anony­mous donor asked that one bench be in­stalled for Ed Arnold, the re­tired man­ag­ing edi­tor, and the other for Clifford Skarstedt Jr., the pho­to­jour­nal­ist. Jim Moloney, the man­ager and cu­ra­tor of the zoo, said the cost to the donor was about $3,000. The donor wanted to pub­licly rec­og­nize the two for their con­tri­bu­tion to lo­cal jour­nal­ism, he said. The two benches have been in­stalled, and there are plaques in­di­cat­ing the trib­ute. They are lo­cated out­side the wash­room build­ing, on op­po­site side from the splash pad. Moloney said that while many benches are ded­i­cated to some­one’s mem­ory, some are meant as pub­lic recog­ni­tion of achieve­ment. This par­tic­u­lar donor has done this sort of thing be­fore, he said, and the idea is to high­light the con­tri­bu­tions made by both Arnold and Skarstedt. It im­pressed him that the donor would want to show recog­ni­tion in such a way. “It’s in­cred­i­ble,” Moloney said.

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