Thank you for a great year

Dear readers and advertisers,

As 2008 comes to a close, and many of us look back at what has been a trying time economically, both locally and nationally, we really want to thank all of you for your continued support of the Coastal Point.

We started this publication nearly five years ago with the idea of doing a newspaper for this particular community. We wanted it to be about the people who specifically live here, work here and do business here, and we relied on all of your input to build what we are today. And you all have taken the ball and run with it from day one.

We thank all of you for actively participating in the process of creating a true community newspaper. It has been our absolute pleasure from our first paper through this one to present what we consider to be valuable news, interesting features about the people of the area and an attractive outlet for your advertisements to get the attention they deserve.

And we hope to do so much more in 2009.

We ask you for your continued input in helping our paper meet all of your needs. We can have all the ideas we want here, but if they’re not what our readers or advertisers are interested in, they really serve little purpose. This is your newspaper. We want to know what you want and need.

We wish you all a great 2009, and happy holidays to all.

— Susan Lyons and Darin McCann

Looking for a way to make a splash into the new year? Well, we have two ways on New Year’s Day to shock your body into 2009.

The Fenwick Freeze will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the beach off Bayard Street in Fenwick Island. And the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos will take place in Bethany Beach at noon. Both events involve jumping into the ocean. Good luck!