Happy Birthday Town and Country - Manchester Patch!
Today is the one-year anniversary of Town and Country - Manchester Patch. Can you believe it?
I can't! The time has flown by!
It seems like just yesterday we launched the local news website. I remember wondering if there would really be enough news in Manchester and Town and Country to keep a news site constantly updated. Wow! What a crazy thought. Who knew there was so much news, so many stories to be told? Not me, but I have certainly learned over the last year.
Since launching on Nov. 22, 2011, so much has happened.
In addition to breaking news, Town and Country - Manchester Patch has covered some very serious stories including the censuring of an alderman, the controversial management of deer overpopulation and the death of a teenager struck on Highway 141.
We've seen an amphitheater built in Manchester to honor the memory of a Parkway South graduate, the creation and operation of Town and Country's new West Central Dispatch Center and wondered what will replace the Walmart and other stores that have moved from Manchester Meadows.
Thanks to the residents of Town and Country and Manchester, Patch has also reported on many amazing members of the community, including Sam Malek the owner of Manchester's More Than Coffee and World War II Veteran Paul Wittmer who still serves his country through writing. We've also lost a Town and Country police dispatcher over the last year and a Manchester police detective.
Patch regularly covers business news including the arrival of new businesses and where parents can get the best sales tax breaks for back to school shopping.
It's been a busy year in Town and Country and Manchester and a very interesting one. I'm excited to see what the next year holds. I can't believe it's almost Black Friday again!
As the editor of the Town and Country - Manchester Patch website, I hope our readers know how much we appreciate their support, story ideas and participation on the Patch website. I encourage readers to post even more comments, photos, events and announcements in this coming year. It's all completely free and all you have to do is post them.
We're always interested to hear suggestions about the website too, so please send them my way.
As always, if you have questions or story ideas, you can always contact me at Gabrielle.Biondo@Patch.com.
And one last note, I do have to say "Thank you" to all of the amazing people I work with in both Town and Country and Manchester on a regular basis. I've met some really wonderful people I have the pleasure of working with and these are the people who also help me get the information out to Patch readers time and time again.
It's been a wonderful year! Looking forward to the next one!
Happy one-year anniversary Town and Country - Manchester Patch!