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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 , Town and Country - Manchester Patch has covered some very serious stories including the , the  and the .

We've seen an , the creation and operation of  and wondered .

Thanks to the residents of Town and Country and Manchester, Patch has also reported on many amazing members of the community, including  and  who still serves his country through writing. We've also lost a over the last year and a

Patch regularly covers  including the  and where parents can get the 

And this April it was local government and elections keeping us busy as we covered , and even elections. Next November should be interesting!

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 ! 

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!

janet November 22, 2011 at 01:12 PM
Congrats to a fabulous online publication - you guys are doing a great job - keep up the good work!
Natalia Motola November 22, 2011 at 02:48 PM
Thank you Gaby! It is truly a joy to work with you. Congratulations on Town and Country-Manchester Patch's one year birthday!
Carlos Restrepo November 22, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Did you really get a cake? I want a slice!!! Congratulations Gabrielle, you are a great editor.
Gabrielle Biondo November 22, 2011 at 04:21 PM
Thanks for all the great comments! And thanks Carlos and Natalia for all the great articles!:)
Bonnie Krueger November 22, 2011 at 07:59 PM
Proud to be part of the Patch writers community!! Congrats!!

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