I am so thankful for the readers of The Livingston Post.
What started out eight years ago after the first of what would be many layoffs at the local paper has blossomed into a successful online, community website.
I think of it not as a newspaper, but as a magazine that adds new content all the time.
In addition to a whole lot of interesting community news and opinion, this year we’ve added two new features to better serve you.
It’s apparent that the local paper has abandoned its community calendar, so we traded our old calendar in for what is — hands down — the most beautiful and technologically advanced calendar around. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
We’ve also launched a Community Directory this week. It gives everyone a chance to capitalize off our amazing web traffic (we’ve topped 620,000 page views in the past year) for as low as $10 a month. You might want to check that out, too.
I put out the call a few weeks ago to find out what readers are giving thanks for this year. Here’s what they had to say:
“I am thankful for a wonderful summer on the lake with my family. We spent as much time on the water as we could, near and far, taking in the surrounding serenity and the heat of the sun! Even a week of family vacation in Indian River, which was priceless. I feel grateful and blessed for those warm memories, and look forward to next year’s adventures, all while the warm air I’m feeling is now pushed through the registers in the floor.
Karen Swieczkowski, Howell
“(I am thankful for) my family. It takes a village and that’s what we are.
Sherri Stuhrberg Howell
“I am grateful for life in the past year. I went through breast cancer treatment, and in the spring my husband got the flu and almost died from sepsis.
“After several years of little to no contact with each other, my three children reunited this spring at a family wedding.”
Melodie Bouse, Howell
“(I am thankful for) sobriety.”
“(I am thankful for) faith, family and friends, and of course, I still love my job doing daycare and teaching preschool, even after over 37 years.”
Bonnie White, Howell
“I am thankful for) family, health, friends, and living in such a wonderful community!
Julie Amman Brighton Township