Patch Turns 1

It’s been an honor and a pleasure covering Redwood City for the past year.

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow it’s been exactly one year since we launched Redwood City Patch. We’ve gotten to know so many community members whether you’re an active parent in your child’s school or you’re a volunteer at one of the many amazing organizations in town.

We came into town without anyone knowing what Patch.com was (no, not Match.com) and have created some pretty cool connections with people in town, from the city councilmembers () to people who engage actively on a daily basis.

We love covering this special place, where there’s an incredible amount of diversity: politically, ethnically, economically, socially. Neighbors are active in their communities, realizing that we’re not isolated households, but a community that can support each other when help is needed. (Just look at how passionate people were about the !)

Though we may not agree on every topic, people firmly hold their beliefs because they care so passionately about their causes. And this is the best part of society, that we can all share our opinions and participate in constructive, civil (usually) discussions. Patch isn’t just an “online newspaper” as I compare it to, but a community hub where you can engage in conversations, become connected with your neighbor, learn about events in town and get the latest local deals and information.

We’ve launched our blogs because we want everyone to be able to have a voice. We believe that there is no such thing as too much information and everyone should be able to share their thoughts if they can articulately support them. And anyone and everyone is welcome to blog if they choose!

This is your site, if you want to announce your child’s school accomplishment or post an event or make a call for volunteers. There are no barriers to using Patch.

So here’s to another great year of serving the community.

Beth Mostovoy December 12, 2011 at 06:04 PM
Happy Birthday, Stacie and PATCH! You guys have been awesome and fill a giant need in the community. You connect us as a community and personally I appreciate that you give a voice (and video, too!) to ART in RWC...looking forward to year 2 and beyond!
Sarah December 12, 2011 at 06:36 PM
Thanks Stacie. I look forward to receiving my Patch e-mail every morning. Love reading about what is going on in our town!
Paul Stewart December 12, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Excellent work Stacie... you have brought the luster back to journalism and home town news. Rock on!
Debbie Chan December 12, 2011 at 11:28 PM
Stacie, Happy birthday to RC Patch! We are so proud of you and all that you've accomplished. What is most inspiring is the tremendous amount of passion and pride that you have for Patch and the work that you do. We miss you and look forward to spending the Christmas holidays with you in Southern California!
Elaina Pitre December 13, 2011 at 06:39 AM
That's awesome....I hope to be blogging and uploading my vids soon :)


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