Our November book is scheduled to hit the streets on the 15th, and this is a special edition for us. We are celebrating our one-year anniversary! What a great first year it has been. We have met so many wonderful people all over The Hidden Coast. These include our first-year advertisers, our contributors, and our readers. The support and kind words we have received over the year have been greatly appreciated. Publishing is all I have done for 20 years and my wife and I took a leap faith when we started our little book a year ago. I thank her for all her support with this project and all my years in the graphic design field. She has always been my biggest cheerleader, along with our two kids. Both of who are involved in our magazine as well. This is the perfect time of the year to be celebrating our anniversary for we have indeed been very blessed.
Our November book is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Chiefland will be celebrating it’s annual festival and parade in December, and our book has the complete schedule. The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts will be held in Cedar Key in March 2018. We information on last year’s winners as well next year’s event. Toni Collin’s has two great articles on the historic Suwannee River, and IFAS will be celebrating it’s second annual WOW event in February. Finally, we are introducing a new feature in this edition called “Local Flavor.” It’s a quick run down of restaurants in the area and we hope to add to the list in 2018.
There are so many people to thank for our first year, but I will not name name’s only in fear that I will leave someone off. You know who you are, and you all have been a big part of making this magazine a “working success”. We look forward to the new year and making this magazine even bigger. If you have a business, a story, an event or even an idea for a future edition, please let us know. Our number one goal is to promote our beautiful state and The Hidden Coast.
We wish all our advertisers and readers a very safe and happy holiday season and all the best for a happy and healthy 2018.