A new venue emerges

Go ahead, look into The Sun

These have been exciting times for those of us here at The Sun newspaper.

We had a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse Monday afternoon – though only three-quarters on the Island – that not only mesmerized our staff but also captured the imagination of an entire nation.

Add in the accolades from the Florida Press Association, in which The Sun was named the state’s best weekly newspaper in its class, and we have a week that will be remembered for years to come.

But it actually was Sunday night’s events that have us fired up about life here at The Sun.

After nearly a year of planning, testing, constructing and revising, our new website was launched at midnight, bringing this newspaper into the digital age in dramatic and compelling fashion.

Our web address is the same at www.amisun.com. But visitors to the improved site will find a more robust offering, complete with community news, entertainment, business, outdoors, sports and opinion, plus live radar and traffic on mobile as well as tablet and desktop.

Also available will be The Sun’s e-edition, which is an online version of our print product, including all the ads.

Browsing our past issues has never been easier, as the archives are searchable in several different ways. A new and improved version of the popular Sun Survey also is there, as is an ever-expanding library of videos and the capacity to place your classified ads online.

And for those who prefer reading the award-winning print version of The Sun, never fear; we remain dedicated to maintaining the quality and journalistic integrity that earned us our inclusion among the best newspapers in Florida.

Exciting times, with more to come.