Tuesday, April 23, 2013
We're looking for people to join Patch's Local Voices. It's never been easier. Get started today.
Your Grosse Pointe Patch is looking for bloggers, and strong community voices are needed. Are you passionate about something in the Grosse Pointes? Blog about it. Whether it's food, family, education, government, business, social issues, shopping, running or hamster training techniques — if it's your thing, we want to read about it. Anyone may blog. Moms, dads, grandparents, favorite aunties, shopkeepers, baristas, dog trainers, business owners, nonprofit organizers, and government officials—here’s a chance to share your expertise and your voice. Don't be shy! We want to hear what you have to say. Patch bloggers may republish their posts elsewhere. So, if you are already blogging and want to share with our readers, too, that's great. Or …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Do you have a fundraiser, concert or other community happening? Then add it to the Patch calendar.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Help Grosse Pointe Patch say goodbye to winter by uploading photos from springtime in the Pointes, with the opportunity to have your photo featured on the Patch Facebook page.
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Sunday, March 17
Goodbye winter. Goodbye snow. Goodbye ice. Goodbye cold. Hello spring. It's not quite time for spotting a fleet of small training sailboats on Lake St. Clair clustered between piers but it is certainly time to spot some changes in the Pointes. Grosse Pointe Patch is looking for help finding some photos of the Grosse Pointes in the spring. Upload some of your favorite photos here and have the opportunity to have your photo featured on the Facebook page. In the meantime, Patch will be trying to capture some spring moments on camera. We'll share what we've found and we're anxious to see what you share.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Jason Alley has joined the local Patch crew to help the community get the most out of Patch.
Hello, Grosse Pointe! My name is Jason Alley and I'm your new Patch engagement editor. I've served as editor of Wyandotte Patch since November 2010 and now look forward to my new role, focusing on engagement and community outreach among a cluster of nine sites throughout Wayne and Macomb counties. Our community members have always been important to Patch and now we want to focus on getting all of you onto the site, sharing the news and information that's important to you. Sponsoring a community meeting or involved with a fundraiser? Post it on Patch's event calendar. That way, your event will be highlighted on our homepage, in our daily e-newsletter and in our calendar of events. Bookmark this link and use it often to share your events on …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Click, read, comment, post and blog your way through the year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
New Year's Eve was a time to reminisce on the ups and downs of 2012—and we did. But the clock has long since struck midnight and the year 2013 is now upon us. We've spent the past two years getting you to fall in love with Patch as your go-to source for everything happening in your community. This year, you'll see Patch become even more engaging and interactive for users as we make you—Grosse Pointe residents—the stars of this Patchy show. So Happy New Year to all, and with that, here are 13 ways you can use Grosse Pointe Patch in 2013: Providing accurate, timely news about the community is our No. 1 priority, but without your input, that news may as well be nonexistent. We believe news is a conversation. Share your thoughts and reactions …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Did Santa leave a computer, tablet or smartphone under the tree on Christmas morning? Here are some ways to utilize Patch on these new electronic devices.
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: Sign up on Patch and comment about stories. Share your opinions, reactions and thoughts on Grosse Pointe happenings below the article. Interact with …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Let everyone know about your Christmas concert, school fundraiser or other holiday happening by adding it as an event on Patch.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But the holiday season also is the busiest time of the year. So make sure everyone knows about your school fundraiser, church Christmas concert or other holiday happening by adding it as an event to Grosse Pointe Patch. Adding an event on Patch is easy -- and free! Just click on the Events tab at the top of the page and then click on Add an Event. So make Christmas and the holidays more wonderful this year by adding your event to Grosse Pointe Patch!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
See what your neighbors are talking about on Grosse Pointe Patch and join the conversation!
Patch blogs give anyone from gardening enthusiasts to community leaders to local business owners the power to easily share ideas, expertise, questions, or even just a cool photo with the whole neighborhood. Here are some of the latest blogs posted on Grosse Pointe Patch this week. HOLIDAY GUIDE Gotta Love This Parade! Who'll be watching this year's America's Thanksgiving Parade? There's more to it than meets the eye! PUBLIC SAFETY Clicking 'Like'? You are Helping Spam Go Viral The newest Facebook spam is probably clogging up your newsfeed right now. You’ve seen them: photos that have ten of thousands of “likes” and a caption that promises something amazing. FINANCIAL How to Plan for a Debt-Free Holiday Season and Beyond Wishing for a …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Because of changes to Facebook pages, many of our posts are only visible to a handful of users. Here's how to make sure you still get Patch news on Facebook.
Because of a recent change to Facebook's pages, Grosse Pointe Patch's news posts on the site are becoming visible to far fewer readers. There is a simple step to make sure you still get our updates in your news feed: Step 1: Navigate to Grosse Pointe Patch's Facebook page. Step 2: Click the button at the top of the page where it says "Liked." Step 3: Check "Show in news feed." And you're done!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
We want to see your photos and read your stories of mom, grandma, foster mother or other significant mother figure in your life. You might win her a nice prize! Today is the last day to upload a photo to nominate.