Whether you're reading this article on your phone, on your tablet or in the newspaper inking your fingers, thank you.
Thank you for your interest, your trust and your patience. Today, after a period in hibernation, the Hunter Valley News is back in print and back in circulation.
As you know, production of the newspaper temporarily ceased in April last year.
That decision was not taken lightly but was forced upon us by the economic impact of government measures put in place to control the coronavirus pandemic.
Looking back over the past 12 months is to see a world of dramatic changes.
As social distancing rules and lockdowns put the economy into a sudden deep freeze, we were affected like many businesses in our region.
Hunter Valley News is proud of the role we play in our community, across towns like Scone, Murrurundi, Merriwa, Singleton, Aberdeen and Denman and everywhere in between.
For decades we have told the stories of our region - questioning, celebrating and championing as we created an important historical record of the life of our beautiful part of the world and its amazing people.
Hunter Valley News is more determined than ever to tell the stories that matter and to deliver the advertising solutions that achieve results for our local traders and other commercial customers.
To those many loyal readers and advertisers who told us how much they missed the printed version of their local newspaper, thank you for your support and words of encouragement. Those kind words have meant a lot to the team. But right now, we need more than words.
As we return to printing the local news you can trust to keep you informed, we need you to please get behind us: pick up our newspaper or advertise with us.
By supporting Hunter Valley News - and those who advertise with us - you will be helping to sustain the local journalism that keeps our town and our region connected.
Anna Wolf, editor