Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. Last weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help …
Monday, August 6, 2012
As part of a photo contest series, Patch is looking for the prettiest pet in town. Our editors will be judging the photos you send in.
UPDATE: This contest has been closed for voting. A new comment submitted will be rejected. Thanks for your participation! When it comes to Patch readers, we knew that pets would be an important part of your lives and we want to know who has the best-looking pet. This contest is open to readers of Stoughton Patch, Dover-Sherborn Patch, Westwood Patch, Norwood Patch, Dedham Patch, Medfield Patch, Walpole Patch, Sharon Patch, Easton Patch, Mansfield Patch, Norton Patch, Foxborough Patch and Wrentham Patch. Upload a picture of your pet to this article (by clicking the "upload photos and videos" button underneath the picture). Then vote for your favorite picture by giving the photo number in the comments below. Voting will end at 9 a.m. on …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Site undergoes some minor cosmetic changes.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
No, you're not losing it! Patch looks different these days. We did a quick visual nip-and-tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score: * We tweaked some words in our navigation bar to save space (e.g., "Traffic & Gas" is now "Commute") * We moved the weather icon next to the Patch branding so you can find it more quickly! * We moved, well, YOU closer to the top! (Our "shout stream" is now front and center to show all your comments off.) * And of course we prettified a few things. While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tell us what your favorite businesses are and then vote for them in the Best of Patch, starting next week.
Patch is unveiling Best of Patch next week, which will allow readers to vote for their favorite businesses and places in town. Each Monday morning, we will post an article with a poll and ask readers to take part by voting in the poll and posting reviews on those businesses’ directory listings on Patch. Because polls are not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. On Friday morning, we will announce the winner of the Best Of contest for that week. For our first Best of Patch next week, we will ask you: Where is the best place to get fit? Check back next week and vote…
Monday, January 30, 2012
Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform Foxborough Patch readers. It's free. And we'll write about you.
When Foxborough Patch launched in January 2011, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. Now, one year later, Patch places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods, and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone…
Monday, January 16, 2012
This nifty video tutorial shows users of any Patch site how to post an announcement, including full press releases, by using the tools available to all users on the Patch.
Have you ever sent a press release to the editor of your Patch site and wondered when it was going to post? How about sent him or her a birth announcement or perhaps an obit (which are published free on Patch sites) or school award only to wonder if it was ever going to be published? Well, our Patch sites are designed in a way that is easy for users to post their own announcement without having to wait for the editor to post it for you. It really is the best way to post your announcement or press release if you are a nonprofit agency, for profit agency, government body or other group to get your stuff on the Patch, instantly. Follow this video tutorial to see how to do this, step by step. After you finish watching the video, consider using…
Monday, December 26, 2011
Taking your new iPhone for a spin? Download the Patch app for quick access to local news and events
Monday, December 26, 2011
Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones, and also makes it easy for you to upload photos, news and comments from anywhere. Here's a look at a few ways you can connect with Patch through your mobile device. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. The Patch app's useful features include: Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Customer opinions are extremely valued, so send app feedback to the Patch team is encouraged. Patch can be the number …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
If you were to win, what kind of charity would get the $1,031 boost?
Patch and Heidi Klum are on the hunt to find which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a two day, three night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Entering the contest is easy. Just upload a photo of your kid on our photo gallery above, 12 years of age or younger, in his or her Halloween costume. Entries must be made by the parent or legal guardian of the child photographed. Full rules are here. Submissions must be received before 9pm (local time) on Halloween …
Monday, October 10, 2011
This video tutorial shows how to create a free user account on any Patch site.
Membership has its privileges and by creating an account on Patch, users will have access to do an incredible amount of cool things on the site. This tutorial shows users how to create an account, activate the account and log in. Once you create an account on the Patch, you will be dialed in to all its wonderful features. Becoming a user of Patch will allow you to Keep logging into the Patch for future tutorials in the coming weeks.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Design a football, walk to school day and more!
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. *Today is International Walk to School Day. 1.Boyden Library will hold a Fall Story Time session for children ages 3-5 at 1:30 p.m. Story Time takes place in the Fuller Room and activities include stories, music, movement activities, rhymes, and an easy craft. This is a free event and registration is not required. 2. Patriot Place - Creation Station "Design A Football," 11:00 am. Fall Fun Wednesdays at Patriot Place continues with a Creation Station at 11:00 a.m located at the Patriot Place Activity Center (between Journeys and Baskin Robbins in the North Retail.) This hands-on art activities explore a wide range of …