We've received a lot of great feedback so far about South Windsor Patch (keep those Facebook likes coming!), but for a better idea of what we offer on the actual site, including how to share your photos, comment on a story or add your voice to the mix, keep reading.
1. Sign Up for Newsletters
The daily South Windsor Patch newsletter brings you all articles and announcements that have been posted in the last 24 hours. It's delivered to your email inbox everyday and it's a great resource where you can scan a snapshot of the daily headlines and then click directly through to the stories you want to read. You can also sign up for the weekly newsletter, which shows a subset of the content created and featured on our site over the last few days. It is delivered every Thursday.
2. Comment on an Article
We subscribe to the idea that "news is a conversation." Much of our reporting will emanate from what readers tell us in emails, comments on our sites and in conversations around town. Share your thoughts and reactions to our articles by posting a comment directly below each story.
3. Post an Event
Do you know of a book signing at our local bookstore, a celebrity chef appearing at the cooking store or an art exhibit at a local coffee shop? Is there a garage sale or graduation ceremony coming up? If it's not on our Patch calendar, it should be. Feel free to add events to our site on the South Windsor Patch events page.
4. Send a News Tip
At the bottom of the homepage, there's a link that says, "Send Us News Tips." Tell us about stories we should cover. Your tip will be sent straight to South Windsor Patch.
Post births, engagements and wedding announcements. Tell us who made the honor roll or share school awards, social notes and thank you shout-outs. If you're looking for volunteers or searching for your lost dog, we welcome you to call on your community for help. Just remember, our Terms of Service say announcements should be for personal use and not for advertising.
6. Claim Your Directory Listing
We have a huge business and organization listings page. Our team of researchers actually hit the streets and visited businesses, schools, parks, libraries and more so we can provide photos as well as detailed information such as products sold and hours of operation. To contact us about the listing for your business or organization, email us at email@example.com. If you own or manage a business or organization in our directory, claim it!
7. Upload Your Photos and Video
Upload videos of the high school basketball fast-break or your Little Leaguer's first home run. Post photos from local festivals, or send in a snapshot of your best holiday recipes. We invite you to share the memories that you've caught on camera with the rest of the community.
8. Social and Mobile
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Immerse yourself in our content and actively contribute and engage via social media. Let's start a conversation together.
Have an iPhone or a Droid? Are you on the go? Well, so is Patch! No need to be tied down to your computer to keep up-to-date on everything happening in South Windsor. !
9. Local Voices
Your voice, the community voice, is an important part of South Windsor Patch. The Local Voices blogging platform gives the public a place to share their expertise, air their opinions, make us laugh, or even make us cry.
Patch celebrates Main Street - and our advertising is priced to help get small and medium sized businesses on the site in an attractive way to bring customers to their doors. Email our Regional Publisher Michael Pendergast (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.