Greetings, Geist region! What you’re holding in your hands is what readers and advertisers asked us to provide. We’re only happy to do so. We’re thrilled to be able to deliver Current in Geist to you each Tuesday by mail and free of charge. About that last part: You receive Current for free, because our advertising partners, which we hope you will frequent, make it possible. Needless to say, a debt of gratitude is due to each of them. The newspaper was conceived with you in mind. As was the case with its predecessors – Current in Carmel (October 2006), Current in Westfield (January 2008), Current in Noblesville (September 2009), Current in Fishers (January 2011) and Current in Zionsville (March 2012) – this edition, and those that will follow, is built from the results of independent comprehensive marketplace research. The results told us what you wanted in your local-local, hometown newspaper (and also that which you did not want), and so we’ve done exactly as you asked. Around here, we’re fond of saying, “News is what our readers say it is.” We also walk our talk. Try us out. Send us your news, tips, photographs, calendar items, letters and anything else you believe we should share with your fellow Geist residents. Guest columns? Yes, absolutely. The address: email@example.com; that’s Beth Taylor, our Current in Geist managing editor, who has been on the case since early December, actually. We’re heartened by the warm receptions we’ve experienced across the area, and we’re looking forward to serving you with distinction long into the future. What we ask you to embrace is this notion: Current in Geist is YOUR newspaper; we’re simply its loyal stewards. We invite your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll find us to be involved, corporate citizens, and we have a hard time saying “no” to anything that benefits the area. All of us here at Current Publishing are ecstatic to finally be a part of the Geist fabric.