Sunday, December 30, 2012
Stay connected with Peters Patch!
Looking for apps for your new iPhone this holiday season—we're here for you! Patch offers a free iPhone app to help you stay connected with your favorite local site at all times. Click here to get the Patch app for free on iTunes. Not only can you use it read news, but you can post photos and videos as well. Don't want to download the app? Just type the url of your favorite Patch site into your mobile browser.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Peters Patch is giving away free tickets.
Friday, November 30, 2012
A letter from the editors.
Dear Peters Patch Friends, Can you believe it’s been two years already? Yep, today marks Peters Patch’s two-year anniversary (but hey, time flies when you’re having fun). This was the first of 14 Patch sites to launch in western Pennsylvania and whether we were covering the opening of a business, the crime beat, the progress of a proposed crematorium, or the township’s plans for future development, we made sure Patch was part of the equation. And we want you to know that in the coming years we will continue to be not only a source of news and information—but also a part of the community, a place where residents can go to blog, post announcements, events and more. It’s been great getting to know everyone so far—and we can’t wait to make …
Here are the most read stories from our second year in existence.
Today, Nov. 30, 2012, is the second anniversary of Peters Patch. And we are off to a good start! So far our community has uploaded more than 2,200 events, more than 400 blogs and 370 annoncements. And we've published more than 3,300 articles. On this day of celebration and reflection, we look back at the top 10 articles of our sophomore year: 1. Cheerleader Car Wash Raises Cold Cash on a Hot Day 2. Will PA Bath Salts Ban Prevent Zombie Attacks? 3. An Inside Look: New Funeral Business Now Open 4. UPDATE: Bethel Park Man Sues Peters Township, Police Officer 5. DEA Suspends McMurray Doctor's Registration 6. School Board Renews Football Coach’s Contract Despite Parents’ Concerns 7. Readers Vote 2012 8. Arlecchino Serves Fine Dining in Historic…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Local Editor Andrea Bosco shares some bittersweet news.
Author J.M. Barrie once said: “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” So I decided I’m not going to say goodbye, but rather “until next time.” After nearly two years and almost 3,000 published articles, today is my last day at Patch. This move is certainly bittersweet for me to announce, as there has been so much history made in just two quick and busy years. On Oct. 11, 2010, I began a journey on the forefront of modern journalism when I was offered the opportunity to launch the first Patch news site in western Pennsylvania at age 22. I had recently moved home from Florida, following a post-grad internship, to live with my parents in Peters Township. Days later, I received a package that was …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Stay up-to-date on local news by signing up for our free Peters Patch e-newsletter and following our social media pages.
Are you or your student headed off to college this fall? Beat being homesick by staying in touch with what's happening back at home in Peters Township. There are several ways to take Patch with you, and it won't take up much space when you're packing: Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy going to college ... and don't forget those rolls of quarters for laundry and multiple packs of Ramen. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Here's how to publicize your event—for free—on the Peters Patch calendar.
There are events in Peters Township every day, and it's impossible for one person to know about all of them. But you can help! You can add it to the Peters Patch calendar—for free. Are you involved in fundraisers, classes, garage sales, shows, concerts—and do others need to know the when and where? This is for you. The video above explains how it works. Here's a step-by-step: *Editor's note: This tool should not be used for advertising or promoting a business. If you have trouble posting an event or have questions, email editor Andrea Bosco at email@example.com. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Weather was hot, kids were happy, families were together and local businesses were representing!
The 34th annual Peters Township Community Day was quite a success. The day started with a chilly, overcast sky and quickly turned to hot, hot, hot! For Patch, the day was extremely enjoyable. We received such positive feedback about our site and our service to the community. It was wonderful seeing new faces and reconnecting with familiar. We passed out Patch T-shirts and pairs of Patch sunglasses (and magnets, pens, bubbles and tattoos), which were a hit with PT kids (as you can see above). We enjoyed visiting nearby booths and mingling with owner Gary McAfoose at Sign-A-Rama (a new business in McMurray), Peters Township Fire Department firefighters and McMurray Rotary Club members—among many others. In total, there were 173 vendors at…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
May was the platform’s most successful month to date, with nearly 12 million users and record-breaking revenue.
Editor's Note: Peters Patch is part of a larger Patch network that serves as the eyes and ears for what is happening at the grassroots level across the country in more than 850 communities in 23 states plus Washington, D.C. The company launched in 2009; Peters Patch went online in November 2010. We have grown rapidly and people often ask how we're doing, so I thought I'd share our company's good news that was announced yesterday (Monday). Patch—AOL’s platform of local news, information and engagement sites— announced Monday that May of 2012 was its most successful traffic and revenue period in the company’s history. Patch served a record 11.7 million users in May (comScore), representing a 14 percent increase over April (10.3 million …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are this week's top stories from Patch sites in your region: A Finger Saved Could Be Millions Earned Verona Family Displaced, Apartment Complex Evacuated Due to Fire Mock Crash Shows Students Driving Dangers BP Robber Strikes Beechview Store Peters Patch Local Editor Wins Golden Quill Award