While the site is more than two years old, the new electronic device you or your family member received for Christmas is brand new. Here are some ways to get the most out of the site.
Grosse Pointe Patch is designed to allow you, the reader, plenty of opportunities to interact and use the site. Whether it's commenting about a recent news story, posting a photo to the community gallery or adding an event to the community calendar, there are many ways to use the site. We hope the community news site is informative, useful and user-friendly.
So here are some tips about how to use the site:
1. Comment on an Article
Sign up on Patch and comment about stories. Share your opinions, reactions and thoughts on Grosse Pointe happenings below the article. Interact with other readers and residents.
2. Post an Event
Grossse Pointe Patch offers a calendar of events in the Grosse Pointes and nearby. Add your own event, whether it's a cooking class, a historical tour or musical concert, it belongs on the Grosse Pointe Patch Events Calendar. Click on the Post an Event tab at the top of the homepage or click on Add an Event when you're on the Events Page.
3. Post an Announcement
4. Send in a News Tip
Know of something Grosse Pointe Patch should be covering? Have a news tip? Email the Grosse Pointe Patch Editor at email@example.com.
5. Sign Up for the Daily Newsletter
Receive a daily dose of Grosse Pointe Patch in your inbox each morning. The newsletter highlights the most recent news, an upcoming event and more. Click on the Patch Newsletter box near the top of the homepage and enter your email address.
6. Upload a Photo or Video
Share something interesting you see around the Grosse Pointes--whether it's an especially pretty day on Lake St. Clair, your child's first dance recital or homerun or a charity event. Photos and videos can be uploaded to any story as well as to the Community Photo Gallery, which features random photos from around town. If you need help, email Grosse Pointe Patch's editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Claim Your Business Listing in our Directory
Own a salon, restaurant or retail shop in Grosse Pointe? Claim your business listing in the Patch directory. Click on the Places tab at the top of the home page, search for your business and then click Claim It! If you cannot find your business, please let us know. We'll get your listing added. Once you claim your listing, a free service, you can update photos as often as you'd like, update season hours and more.
8. Start a Blog
Do you collect antiques? Have a passion for fashion? Love to review movies or books? Sign up to blog on Grosse Pointe Patch. Click on Start a Blog at the top of the homepage and enter your information. Blogging is a fast and fun way to share your interest with your neighbors.
9. Join the Conversation on Social Media
10. Submit a Letter to the Editor
We invite anyone in St. Clair Shores to share their thoughts about what's going on around town. Letters should be no more than 300 words and emailed to the Grosse Pointe Editor at email@example.com.
11. Check Nearby Traffic & Gas Prices
Use one of the newer tools on Patch to check your morning or evening commute in and out of Grosse Pointe on our live traffic module. Check out where to find the least expensive gas around town too! Click on the Traffic & Gas tab at the top of the homepage. For gas, select the appropriate city and voila, you have up to date gas prices!
12. Get Patch for Your Mobile Device
Taking your new iPhone for a spin? Download the Patch app for quick access to local news and events.
We hope these tips help you make the most of your Grosse Pointe Patch. Should you ever need help with any of these, of course, send Grosse Pointe Patch's Editor an email.