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Welcome to South Windsor Patch!

We're your one-stop digital shop for South Windsor-only news, conversation and community information. I'm Ted Glanzer, and I'll be your handsome guide.

Good afternoon South Windsor! Today is Thursday, June 28, 2012; there are 186 days left in the year.

Welcome to the first of what I anticipate will be many Daily 5s, a feature that will let you know five things that are going on in the area for that particular day.

Because this is the first official day of the South Windsor Patch (though you may have seen me already out and about), I’m going to let you in on five things you need to know about your local editor — me.

1. I’m a native of Connecticut, having grown up in Stamford before moving to the Greater Hartford area in 1999 to practice law.

After growing tired of the prestige and money from being a lawyer, I decided to become a journalist 10 years ago. I most recently served as the sports editor for a weekly newspaper in the Farmington Valley before signing on with Patch in August 2011. I served as the local editor of The Granbys Patch for 10 months before launching the South Windsor site today.

2. I’m a proud graduate of Syracuse University, from which I earned degrees in political science and newspaper journalism. I graduated from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1997.

3. This may be a part of Red Sox Nation, but I am a New York Yankees fan through and through (feel free to fling insults, but not rotten tomatoes, please). I also love the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chelsea Football Club of the English Premier Soccer League.

I also find Taylor Swift, in addition to being a li'l darlin', to be a musical genius. I love the Tay Tay. (Standard South Windsor Patch Disclaimer regarding Taylor Swift: There is absolutely nothing creepy at all to have a crush on a woman 20 years my junior. Nope. Nothing creepy at all. Move along. Nothing to see here.)

4. Given my background, I try to cover everything from town meetings, to business features, to elections, to sports, to quirky things going on in South Windsor. I believe everyone has a story to tell.

5. I’m incredibly handsome. So much so that people sometimes are afraid to approach me and let me know what’s going on in town. Trust me, even though I am incredibly good looking, not to mention extremely humble, you can talk to me if you see me out and about. Just make sure you don’t have any food in your hands, as I will most likely take it from you without asking the obligatory, “Hey, you gonna eat that?”

Now that you know a bit about me, you should learn a bit about how to use the site. If you're curious, take a look at this .

Ronni Newton June 28, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Congratulations, Ted!! South Windsor has no idea (yet) how lucky they are to have your awesomeness leading their Patch site!
Renee C. June 28, 2012 at 07:33 PM
That was easily one of the funniest and most informative Patch welcome videos and intros I've seen! Congratulations on the launch, Ted!
Larry Smith June 28, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Congratulations Ted! My neighbor to the South!
Julie Weisberg (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Congratulations, Ted!! And congratulations to the residents of South Windsor for getting their shiny, new very own Patch!!
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Ted - You crack me up! Because of your enthusiasm, I would want to read the South Windsor Patch every day even if I lived in Alaska!
Erin Quinlan (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Nice work! Look forward to having you next door!
Tim Jensen June 28, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Congratulations on a job well done (and just beginning!)
JD June 28, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Welcome, Ted! Our daughter is an undergrad at SU. Glad to have an alumnus onboard here.
Elissa Bass June 28, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Congrats to Ted for such a great site launch - it's got Patch's personality and Ted's personality and news and photos and so much information about what's happening in town! Long life!
Corey Fyke (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Long life to Ted, or South Windsor Patch? You know what they say about self-proclaimed handsome men. ;) Congrats Ted!
Barbara Thomas June 28, 2012 at 08:43 PM
BT Residents of South Windsor, you'll find that your Patch editor is the most thorough reporter, one who has a writing style that is both informative and entertaining. A person could live on the ends of the earth and still enjoy reading his stories. I've been his editor/boss on some of his journalist gigs, and couldn't be prouder of the stellar work he does. Good job on your intro article and video, Ted. Keep it up...
keith yagaloff June 28, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Nice work Ted!! It took a huge effort to get this started. We are excited that South Windsor has its own Patch. Thank you!
Barbara Thomas June 28, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Residents of South Windsor, you'll find that your Patch editor is the most thorough reporter, one who has a writing style that is both informative and entertaining. A person could live on the ends of the earth and still enjoy reading his stories. I've been his editor/boss on some of his journalist gigs, and couldn't be prouder of the stellar work he does. Good job on your intro article and video, Ted. Keep it up...
Mike Pendergast June 28, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Nice Job Ted! Looking forward to seeing you kill it in SW!
Elyssa M. Millspaugh June 28, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Nice work, Ted! Congratulations on the launch!
Chris Dehnel (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Looks great Ted. Hey everyone, if you think we had fun at the Strawberry Festival, just wait!
Susan Schoenberger (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Fantastic work on the site, Ted! We're are so happy to have a presence in South Windsor!
Ted Glanzer (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Thank you all for your kinds words! We've gotten an unbelievable reception here in South Windsor. So proud to be a member of the Patch team and, to Barbara Thomas, thank you for everything. You will always be The Boss.
Steph Riefe June 29, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Awesome Ted!! Congrats. Site looks great. Video is a hoot!
Jeff Brush (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Congratulations, Ted! Looking forward to some great South Windsor coverage!
Ted Glanzer (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 01:52 PM
One thing I neglected to mention is that the excellent Jeff Brush, Simsbury Patch's local editor, put together the video and did an amazing job. Thanks Jeff!
Cassandra Day (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I can't stop watching this and may be falling a little bit head over .....
Ted Glanzer (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Get in line Cassandra. Get in line.

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