Happy Birthday, Canon-McMillan Patch!

Can you believe it's been two years since we launched?

I know, I know: It's difficult for me to believe that Canon-McMillan Patch is 2-years old, too.

But that's how long it's been since we started covering all things Canonsburg, Cecil, North Strabane and the Canon-McMillan School District.

And we've been through a lot together, news-wise, in the past year alone.

There's been the fun stuff: Canonsburg's Fourth of July Parade, North Strabane's municipal park grand opening and some amazing accomplishments by Canon-McMillan staff and students.

And there's been some not-so-fun-stuff ... there have been some downright tough things to write about. We've seen young people charged with homicide and we've lived through winter storms and even Hurricane Sandy.

Then there is one of the state's most controversial issues—Marcellus Shale development and regulation—which has had plenty of local newspegs this past year.

But I wanted to take a minute to remind you that Canon-McMillan Patch isn't just a "news site." I want to make sure I'm talking with you, and you guys are talking to each other (instead of me just talkin' at you).

That's why I again invite you, personally, to put a little more Patch in your life.

Add an announcement.

Add an event.

Upload a picture.

Get your blog on.

Or join us in a coversation on Facebook or Twitter.

Write a letter to the editor (my email address, incidentally, is amanda.gillooly@patch.com).

I look forward to hearing from you, meeting you, and continuing to serve the area.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Reporter,


Sara-Summer Oliphant December 14, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Happy birthday, C-M Patch!!!! <3
Amanda Gillooly December 14, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Thanks, LB!!! Couldn't have gotten it off the ground without your help, my friend!! :)
Amanda Gillooly December 14, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Scott - THANK YOU ALSO!! I can't wait to see what you come up with in the new year, too!! :)
Anna Coen December 14, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Amanda "Congratulations" and "Happy Birthday" I am going along for the ride in 2013, as you have provided an awesome forum for dialogue and engaging conversation. Merry Christmas to all the "Patch Peeps" and hope for a successful New year to all.
Ed Vicheck December 14, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Congrats on the 2 year anniversary Amanda and the fine job you do with the site.


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