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Welcome to the Safety Harbor Sun! We hope to become a welcome part of your world as a resident of Safety Harbor.

Our goal is to provide news and information that will assist you in making decisions as you live, work, and play in Safety Harbor. The advent of digital nearly-everything gives us a never-ending flow of information and a bazillion sources for it. In the midst of these advances, we’ve experienced loss. Journalism itself is criticized – often legitimately – as a result. We need trustworthy sources who will present useful information, who will report all of the facts as they become available, and who will be transparent.

We also need information for our daily lives. Remember the weekly section of your local paper that listed area churches and information? Remember when your local edition shared news about your child’s school – and when student reporters had an opportunity to publish their own work? Remember when the op-eds and letters to the editor were a forum for civil discussion about things that really matter?

Remember when the daily news was a part of your daily life?

Sure, we all can “google” anything. But googling doesn’t build community. It doesn’t connect you to your neighbors, their concerns, their celebrations. Our goal is to be a source and a forum – for you.

Join us.

Kathryn Malaxos has lived in Safety Harbor since 1990. She is a mother of two grown humans and a dog who may never grow up. Kathy started teaching in 1989 and continues to work as a public school teacher. She is a student in USF St. Pete’s master’s program for Digital Journalism & Design where she has been able to pursue a life-long interest in journalism. Contact her with story ideas and suggestions at newsroom@safetyharborsun.com