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Happy 2008!

Hello, friends!

Well, the new year is upon us, and as always, holds great promise for wonderful happiness. May 2008 be a time of health, prosperity, and joy for you and yours!

This year greets the staff of with mixed blessings. The website has been more popular than we ever imagined! This is delightful news! We are glad and honored that there is so much interest in Rock Point Park, and this web project. It is very satisfying to know that our efforts have value to our readers! But, the bad news is… we are going to exceed our bandwidth allotment for the year if the current view-rate continues (chances are that it will actually increase as the word spreads).

We had over 1100 unique visitors during our first month (with over 2400 page loads), and while this isn’t huge by most web standards, it represents a lot of bandwidth because of the number of graphic images used on the site. The visitor breakdown is roughly – one third from the Ellwood City area, one third from Western Pennsylvania, and one third from across the nation. 

Because we will incur additional costs we hadn’t anticipated, we built a "sponsors" section on the site to permit advertisers to benefit by exposure to our readers. The cost is very minimal, and will allow advertisers to show their support of this web project in additional to drawing patrons to their business and/or website. We hope our readers will spread the word, and let businesses they frequent know that this ad space is available. The ads can be purchased on a monthly basis, with discounts available for longer commitments. Included in the price, we will design the ad based on the businesses existing graphics, or create something special.

If anyone is interested in helping by buying advertising, please have them email the editor at

Thank you!

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