We’re helping the jolly old guy out this year. The Weekly’s IT division created a secure email account filtered through an encrypted server in Nebraska that is directed to a terminal in the North Pole.
The message is authenticated, printed on peppermint-scented paper, and stored in red velvet lockbox lined with white imitation fur.
Santa plows through emails once a day and every correspondence command a moment of his time. Some of the letters will be answered on the morning of December 25. Others will be published in the Weekly Newspapers next weekend.
subject: Dear Santa
His generosity knows no bounds.
iPads, lateral sewer connections, dancing Mickey Mouses, applications for village manager, Maui Jim sunglasses, building permit, Legos, Four stroke Yamahas, beard trimmers, diamonds.
Claus accepts any requests like shelter for the homeless, bipartisanship in Washington, and peace on earth.
While Santa tends to favor good boys and girls, the Weekly is looking for correspondence from everyone. We want to know what you want for Christmas. Who knows…you may even get it.
Write a Poem, Win a Prize
Wordsmiths, writers, typists, and poets are invited to participate in the Weekly Newspapers Holiday Poem Contest to showcase their creativity and holiday spirit.
Prizes include an iPod Nano courtesy of Macintosh Systems Solutions, passes to the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, and gift certificates from numerous eateries throughout the Keys like Ballyhoos, Sundowners.