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A letter from the publisher, Guy deBoer….
Dedicated to Serving the Community
The Konk Life philosophy is that a publication must seek to continually improve and evolve to serve the needs and tastes of its readers. That said, as Publisher of Konk Life, I am very pleased to announce that Mark Howell and Ralph Morrow, both highly acclaimed former mainstays at the Key West Citizen, have agreed to join the Konk Life staff.
Ralph’s inaugural contribution, a cover story about the re-hiring of Ralph Henriquez as Key West High School athletic coach, ran in our October 3rd issue. Mark Howell debuted his new column, titled Howellings, in our October 10th edition.
Many of you have been with Konk Life since we published our first issue, and have witnessed our growth from a small community publication into a comprehensive newspaper. Today, because of our ever-growing coverage of news and local events, Konk Life has become a “must read” local publication.
Our staff of talented writers, photographers and graphic designers have worked diligently to create a powerful and polished newspaper.
Over the course of the past two years, Konk Life also welcomed two other former Citizen writing professionals, food and wine columnist Steve Calderwood and news writer John Guerra. Today we are proud to offer our readership reputable, experienced columnists and investigative news reporters, movie reviews, and a focused venue for local news, sports, business, education, government, lifestyle, health, ecology/environment, community/philanthropic, theater and arts information.
Our future includes the launch of a Sunday edition that will include more news and entertainment content, letters to the editor, legal notices, real estate advertising, classified ads, obituaries, wedding announcements, a listing of religious services and home/business delivery with paid subscriptions. Be assured that we have no intention of filling up our increased capacity with national news and sports. Our commitment is to our own community and the people and events that make it so unique.
Today, in addition to welcoming our newest high caliber contributors, Mark Howell and Ralph Morrow, I want to take the opportunity to personally thank you, our readers and advertisers, for your support. It is your confidence in Konk Life that has allowed us to grow and evolve, and we look forward to your ongoing commitment.
Please help us spread the word of our expansion to your friends, family and the businesses you frequent in the Keys. The Konk Life team has the talent, the vision and the desire to serve our community. As Publisher, I am committed to the vision of Konk Life as a modern 21st century newspaper, dedicated to the community and focused on content that is pertinent to our lives here in Key West and the lower Florida Keys.