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Monday, May 6, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Check out these ways you can get the most of your favorite hyper-local community news site.
Flying through the week as usual, Long Valley keeps motoring along. Today we’d like to remind you how to best use Long Valley Patch. You Need to Be Our Friend: We’ve got a presence on Facebook, and since more than 500 million people worldwide use the social media site, chances are you do too. So, we’d love for you to ‘like’ us on Facebook, where you’ll see links to our stories and other conversations. Check out facebook.com/longvalleypatch for more. You Need to Follow Us: Speaking of social media sites, we’re on Twitter too. Often we shoot out links to stories through our Twitter account, but also remind our followers of meeting times, game locations and road closures. So, if you’ve got a Twitter account, you can follow us there. Check …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Chester businesses work hand-in-hand, end up being spotlighted for success story.
What can brown do for you? Make your small business become nationally recognized for starters. That’s why a camera crew spent two days in Chester this week filming an advertisement with the owners of Toys With Love and the locally owned UPS store on West Main Street. Owned and operated by the mother-daughter combination of Gail and Stacie Rogers, Toys With Love has been a staple of children’s play things, gifts and learning resources in the area since 1997. The business, which has been running for 26 years, was formerly located in Far Hills. For years the Rogers were handling their own marketing materials; making everything from direct mail advertisements to gift cards, gift receipts and posters. Then they decided to give their business …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
What should your town be named?
German Valley, the predecessor to what is now known as the municipality of Washington Township, was settled 275 years ago. And even though nearly three centuries of residents have come and gone, many still don't know exactly where they live. There are eight different zip codes in Washington Township, and include Hackettstown, Califon, Long Valley, Schooley's Mountain, Port Murray, and Chester. Most residents, however, say they live in Long Valley. But, as is explained often, we all live in Washington Township. So, if you had to choose, what would you name the town you live in? Keep it Washington Township, or rename it to Long Valley, encompassing all of the same geographic areas currently in the municipality? Vote in the poll and tell us …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
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Monday, September 24, 2012
It's been 24 months since we began reporting on everything possible in Washington Twp.
It’s an online, hyper-local community news site, covering everything in Washington Township. That was the pitch, and still is, to let people know what Patch was all about. Two years ago today, Sept. 24, Long Valley Patch invaded your web space, began attending local government and school meetings, and made you and your neighbors the subject of countless stories. Can you believe it’s been two years already? We can’t. In human years, we’re just toddlers. In dog years, we’re awkward looking teenagers at the age of 14. And in Patch years, we’re grisly, wily old veterans with a lot to say. As the editor of the site since Day One, I can honestly say this has been a much wilder ride than I could have ever imagined. And I can’t thank the community…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
We offer more than just a news site.
Every once in a while we let readers know the various ways Long Valley Patch can be used. We're not just around for your local news, but to create a community conversation. Besides daily reports, we offer tons of other stuff and, most importantly, ways to interact with us. Keep reading to find out more. You Need to Be Our Friend: We’ve got a presence on Facebook, and since more than 500 million people worldwide use the social media site, chances are you do too. So, we’d love for you to ‘like’ us on Facebook, where you’ll see links to our stories and other conversations. Check out facebook.com/longvalleypatch for more. You Need to Follow Us: Speaking of social media sites, we’re on Twitter too. Often we shoot out links to stories through …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Your favorite Long Valley newsman will be away for a week.
We all need a breather every now and again, and for Long Valley Patch’s editor, Jason Koestenblatt, that time is now. I’ll be away from the Patch universe from Sunday, April 29 through Monday, May 7. Don’t worry, I’ll be back in the saddle taking care of business first thing on the morning of Tuesday, May 8. Just because I’m gone doesn’t mean the world will end (of course it won’t, Jason–you’re not that important). And neither will Long Valley Patch. In fact, there will be a handful of wonderful Patch editors keeping an eye on the site during my absence, bringing you all the news and information you’ve grown accustomed to. So while I’m gone, if you’ve got an urgent message, shoot an email to Lou Hochman, one of Patch’s Regional Editors in …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Minor tweaks will help you navigate your favorite local news site easier.
Don't be alarmed! We know Patch looks different today. We did a quick visual nip-and-tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score: * We tweaked some words in our navigation bar to save space (e.g., "Traffic & Gas" is now "Commute") * We moved the weather icon next to the Patch logo so you can find it more quickly! * We moved, well, YOU closer to the top! (Our "shout stream" is now front and center to show all your comments.) * And of course we prettified a few things. While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our mission. We hope …