Ohio Ad Manager Brandon Tidd (pictured) and Regional Publisher Vince Ing were on hand at the 2012 Stow Community Showcase, a two-day event supporting and educating local businesses, to spread Patchiness and help local businesses grow. Also on hand were Stow Patch Local Editor Amanda Harnocz and Cuyahoga Falls Patch Local Editor John Deike who spoke to business owners about the effectiveness and importance of online marketing. What a team! Take a peek here to see more pictures from the event.
Ohio Patchers Support Local Businesses
Patch Editor Gets Blown Up...Into a Poster, That Is!
Whitefish Bay Local Editor Jeff Rumage jumped into the spotlight when he was called upon to be a “celebrity” in the local library’s campaign to get kids reading. Jeff is representing Patch like a pro in an enormous “READ” poster, with an iPad in hand, working to inspire the next generation to start reading! The poster now hangs in the Whitefish Bay Library. Go Jeff... and go Patch!
Patch Editor Burns it Off at Barber Shop
Who needs scissors for a haircut when fire does the job just as well?! Mokena Patch Local Editor Paul Dailing dared to risk it all and try out the "singe cut,” in which the hair is actually burned off with an open flame. Paul says, “People kept asking if I was worried about getting lit on fire, but I was really more worried about my hair looking dumb afterward.” And we all know how painful a bad haircut can be... Needless to say Paul was extremely happy with his cut. Take a look at the video to see Paul risk it all in the barber chair!
Eureka Patch Lets the Dogs Out
Eureka Patch Local Editor Julie Brown Patton recently attended the 2nd annual “Mardi Growl Dog Parade” where there were over 200 dogs ready to march and be judged in lookalike and best in show categories. In their mailing to the community, the City of Eureka featured Julie’s photos from the event and her report on the winners. As seen in the photos, both pups and attendees were adorned in costumes and beads while enjoying the music, atmosphere and food. Talk about party animals!
Get the Facts About Patch from a Top Journalist of Tomorrow*
Land O’ Lakes Local Editor Keli Sipperley has all of the “fax” about Patch, straight from the most reliable source: her seven-year-old daughter Elliot! Elliot wants everyone to know what Patch is all about. Check out Elliot’s assessment of how we’re doing here. Keli agrees with her daughter, adding, “I couldn't have said it any better myself.”
* We’re told Elliot either wants to be a Patcher or Lady Gaga. We suspect we’ll come out on top.
A Patchy Promise for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Peters Patch Local Editor Andrea Bosco has been chosen as one of the “successful young professional” honorees at this year’s Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest, a program benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In an effort to raise money toward research in controlling and curing Cystic Fibrosis, Andrea has initiated a goal of $5,000 to be reached by August. So far, she has managed to raise more than $3,000. Andrea’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed; she will be featured in the August issue of Whirl Magazine, which is a Pittsburgh-based lifestyle magazine. Andrea also has several events lined up to help her meet her goal, including hosting a fashion show with local designers and a “Casino for a Cure” evening, where her uncle’s painting will be auctioned off during the event. Andrea says that she is honored to have been chosen as one of this year's Pittsburgh's 50 Finest. “The cause is so important and truly humbling,” she adds. “I believe my position as a leader at Patch helped me get here, and I'm proud to be reppin' us! Go Patch go!" Check out Andrea’s fundraising site to donate and learn more.
Malibu City Council Honors Patch Editor Jonathan Friedman
Mayor Laura Rosenthal presents Jonathan Friedman with a commendation for his service. Credit Julie Ellerton.
Jonathan Friedman, formerly the Local Editor of Malibu Patch, recently received a commendation from the Malibu City Council when he was honored at a recent meeting. They celebrated his 10 years as a Malibu journalist, specifically his work at Patch. Congratulations Jonathan! To continue following Jonathan’s work, visit Attleboro-Seekonk Patch where he transferred today!
Patchers Join New London Irish Parade
Patchers (from left to right) Ad Manager Diana Dziok, Ad Manager Elyssa Haber with her son, Tyler, Waterford Local Editor Paul Petrone, Stonington Local Editor Bree Shirvell, New London Local Editor Dirk Langeveld, Regional Editor Elissa Bass, Regional Publisher Mike Pendergast, along with honorary Patchers Nathan McKay, Summer Wojtas, Kailey Williams and Joshua Pierson, son of Ad Manager Joel Pierson march in the New London Irish Parade. Also in attendance but not pictured: Clinton Local Editor Fay Abrahamsson and Associate Local Editor Jessie King.
Patchers from Eastern Connecticut marched in the New London Irish Parade on Saturday March 17, 2012. Patch was a sponsor of the event, and 200 lucky spectators caught Patch t-shirts tossed into the crowd by our team - making the holiday even greener!
Iowa City Student is a Patch Star on the Rise
Congrats are in order for Guannan Huang, a graduate student at the University of Iowa who recently won the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Online Feature Writing. In her Patch article, "Ni Hao, Iowa City!" Guannan chronicled the experiences and challenges Chinese students deal with when adjusting to new environments and their decision-making process in choosing to attend the University of Iowa. "The piece did exactly what we intend to do at Patch -- to gather, in one place, various voices and points of view that enrich the places we work, study and live,” said Iowa Regional Editor Todd Richissin.
Born and raised in China, Guannan came to the United States to hone her reporting skills; in doing so she has been featured in local publications including Iowa Watch, Daily Iowan and Iowa Journalist. Check out more of Guannan’s work here.
“Say Hi” to Waltham Patch and Editor Ryan Grannan-Doll
Waltham Patch Local Editor Ryan Grannan-Doll said “HI!” to residents in an interview by local station WCAC-TV at an event held in support of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence’s “Say Hi To Your Neighbor Week.” The event introduced Waltham residents to its media representatives and assisted the REACH organization in supporting their campaign, which Ryan had been covering.
“Say Hi To Your Neighbor Week” was held to help create a stronger sense of community and awareness of support for domestic violence victims. 2,136 hellos were shared during the week!
To view the interview with Ryan, click here.