Christmas came early to the staffers of Ladue News. Several weeks ago, we received fantastic news: LN’s weekly readership adds up to approximately four times greater than that of the competition. The numbers from the recent 2012 R2 St. Louis Scarborough Report are a testament to our loyal readers, who have come to rely on our publication as a source for good news, useful information and lively entertainment features.

But this doesn’t mean we won’t keep trying to exceed your expectations. As you may have noticed, the paper underwent a major redesign this fall, including a new logo and enhanced editorials and special sections—and so far, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

We are grateful for every single one of you, from the caller who checks in every week to see if, by chance, the paper came out early, to the reader who makes a special trip to the grocery store to pick up her copy. We can’t think of a better compliment.

Happy New Year to you and yours!