Happy New Year! We closed out 2019 with several new additions to both magazines. Additional racks, online advertising, a new apparel line and new territory. It was a very good, and a very busy, year. We succeeded in printing 18 magazines in 2019, with the addition of our real estate magazine, and I am very proud of the products we produced. We met several new friends along the way and we look forward to working with everyone in the new year and new decade!
The new year always kicks off with the several events going on in the area. They are the Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival, the Trenton Quilt Festival and the Cedar Key Arts Festival. These are all wonderful events for both young and old! The organizations that put these events on are quite impressive and we tip our hat to all the hard working volunteers involved. Make plans to attend one, if not all of them, this year.
We have several new advertisers in this edition thanks in part to the Fiddler Crab Festival. We offered a festival page, similar to the one we did for the Seafood Festival in October, and the response was overwhelming. We sold out the two pages in one day! A big thanks to all of these businesses for supporting our little magazine.
Our regular article contributors bring us some great reading for this edition as well. All types of outdoors reads plus a couple of interesting articles on “The Great Hot Springs of Sebring” and the “155th anniversary of the Civil War skirmish at Station No. 4 in Cedar Key.” The reenactment takes place next month. The weather in warming up and they give you some excellent ideas for getting out and enjoying the beautiful North Florida Winter!
A final thank you to my family for all the help in 2019. As mentioned earlier we produced 18 magazines last year, and I could not have done it without their support and help. We are going on our fourth year and it has been not only a fun journey, but an easy one thanks in part to my wife and my kids. Look for our next edition in March and in the meantime be on the lookout for our sister publication, The Hidden Coast Real Estate Magazine.