Happy Birthday Stonington-Mystic Patch, Cheers To You

Stonington-Mystic Patch Turns One Today; We Couldn’t Have Done It With Out You

Happy Birthday Stonington-Mystic Patch.

Today is our first Patchiversary! Can you believe it? On December 7, 2010 Stonington-Mystic Patch, had its first day, becoming the sixth Patch site in the southeastern Connecticut region.

What a year it’s been. We’ve published 3,099 articles, 1,484 events, 516 announcements, including 47 requests for volunteers, and 161 blog posts. We now have eight Patch sites across the southeastern Connecticut region and nearly 900 nationwide.

But the numbers don’t even begin to tell the story of the past year. The real story is you—the readers, contributors and promoters. We couldn’t have done it without you.

As a community you fully supported Patch, its mission and me—as an editor, writer and neighbor.

. Your comments provided additional information, answered questions and helped us fact-check. You introduced yourself, shared news and even loaned an iPhone charger.

And while we can’t thank everyone by name we owe special thanks to of the , Jim Truscio of the and , for fully embracing the idea of Patch from the very beginning. And to for giving us an electricity safe haven during Tropical Storm Irene.

A sincere thank you to our users and the entire Stonington, Mystic and Pawcatuck communities—for without you, we couldn't survive. Cheers.

Elissa Bass December 07, 2011 at 11:22 AM
Happy Birthday Stonington-Mystic Patch! I am so proud of every single one of the sites we have in our region, and in Connecticut, but I have a special place in my heart for my hometown Patch. And I join Bree in thanking all my friends and neighbors for jumping in right from the start and making Patch a part of the wonderful community we have here.
Wendy Bury December 07, 2011 at 01:55 PM
Thanks, Elissa and Happy B'day Patch! And Congrats to you and Bree! Can't imagine Stonington without Patch now! Kind of like when 'google' became a verb, the power of 'Patch it' is catching on!
Pem McNerney (Editor) December 07, 2011 at 01:59 PM
Happy Birthday to the Stonington Patch, one of my favorites! And may you have many, many more.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) December 07, 2011 at 04:59 PM
Happy Birthday! You have done an incredible job with this busy area of Connecticut, Bree! Many more successes to you.
Patsy Crothers December 07, 2011 at 06:02 PM
Living out of town, I appreciate Patch.com so I can keep up with what's happening in the Mystic area,thanks!
Edward Haberek December 07, 2011 at 09:00 PM
Happy Birthday Stonington Patch! Great work and love reading the website
Jeanne Shirvell December 07, 2011 at 09:20 PM
Congratulations and great work-here's to a successful second year!
Dirk Langeveld December 08, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Happy belated! Wishing the best for the next year.
Bree Shirvell December 08, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Thanks everyone!


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