Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Patch will soon have a brand-new design and a whole new way to connect.
Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch—we’re getting a whole new look! It’s coming next week and it’s going to make Fridley Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know: We’re including more great stories from your neighbors, right on the homepage. So you’ll have all of our local reporting, plus the latest know-how and opinion from local bloggers. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to connect with each other, debate an issue or announce your garage sale, graduation or find a lost pet. More to say? It will be easier to start your own blog, too. You’ll soon be able to start your own blog anytime, …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Seese is ready to show business owners "the awesomeness of Patch."
One of Patch's goals is to make life ridiculously easy for our communities, and that includes businesses. To that end, we introduce Devin Seese, new Local Ad Manager for Patch sites in Hopkins, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Fridley and St. Michael. He comes armed with ridiculously cost-effective advertising deals that should fit most any budget. To introduce you to Devin, we asked him to share some highlights about himself. Education: "I graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2010 with a degree in bio-based products." Joining Patch: "I joined Patch March of 2013 and love what we have to offer to the communities we serve. I attended Chaska High School and have lived in Minnesota my whole life." Outdoors enthusiast: "I love …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The following area lovebirds submitted their unique love stories in the Patch Greatest Love Story Contest.
After taking loving submissions over the past couple weeks, it's time for you to choose your favorite local love story in Patch's Greatest Love Story Contest. Below you'll find contestants' stories in their own words. In addition, you'll find faces to go with the names in the photo box above. To cast your vote for your favorite, write the couple's names in the comments section below. Voting ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Couple: Greg & Diana Town: Richfield We met 4 years ago on Facebook by our mutual love of hockey. I think we have the greatest love story in Minnesota because we found each other at a time when we both were probably at our lowest and somehow we found each other on Facebook. I knew from the first kiss we shared …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Have you resolved to have a family movie night each week? Take more time for yourself? Share your 2013 resolutions in the comments section below.
I make new resolutions every year. There's something about Jan. 1 that makes me want to start some things fresh. And usually I'm able to stick to about half of them—like giving up watermelon for the month of February or taking a nap once a week. (Wink) Try as I might, I haven't been able to convince myself that a gym is a great place to be three times a week—however, I'll give it another shot in 2013. Patch wants to know what resolutions you've made for the new year. Have you vowed to have a family movie night each week? Take a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park? Make a standing date with your partner? Or maybe you've decided to count to three before yelling at your clumsy nine-year-old for breaking yet another glass dish. Tell …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor-trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to storm-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help more. So…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Here’s a quick, easy way to connect with 25 Patch communities in MN.
Do you have ties to another community? Do you like knowing what’s going on in cities around Fridley and Minnesota? Patch can help. In Minnesota alone, Patch is in 25 communities—from St. Michael to Stillwater and many in between. If you’re interested, you can sign up for a free email daily newsletter in any Patch.com community. Just click on the link below, provide your email address and you’ll be added to receive a free email newsletter in that city. Really, it’s that easy. Apple Valley Burnsville Eagan Edina Fridley Golden Valley Hopkins Inver Grove Heights Lake Minnetonka Lakeville Maple Grove Mendota Heights Minnetonka Northfield Oakdale Plymouth Richfield Rosemount Roseville Shakopee Southwest Minneapolis St. Louis Park St. Michael…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from our favorite photos of your creative kids' costumes
Monday, October 31, 2011
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Klum, plus a donation of $1,031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Full contest rules are here. We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but we'd love for you to continue sharing your Halloween photos on Patch! Simply click the green Submit Your Photos button (above or below), and …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Faces of people from around the country affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Patch looked across our websites nationally to pull together 911 snapshots of everyday Americans whose lives were changed by the events of that day. Together they create a powerful mosaic that is large in scope but often deeply personal. Click here to see how 9/11 affected neighbors near and far. For a selection of 9/11 events around the Twin Cites, click here. Here are links for 9/11 stories from Patch sites around the Twin Cities: Apple Valley: Apple Valley Builder Gives Hope to Wounded Soldier and Family Eagan: Eagan Resident Mike Ferber Hopes Memories of 9/11 Won’t Fade Edina: Retired Army Vet Spurred to Re-Enlist Following 9/11 Attacks Fridley: Demand Soared for Speakers on Islam after 9/11 Golden Valley: Korean War Vet Creates The '…
Friday, August 26, 2011
Patch editors gathered for the Minnesota State Fair's first day.
Local Editors from across Minnesota Patch fanned out on Day One of the Minnesota State Fair—notebooks and cameras in hand—to find local stories behind the Great Get-Together. Check back with Patch every day of the Fair to find meet people behind the scenes and to learn "5 Things" to know about that day's festivities.
Monday, August 15, 2011
How has the economy affected you and how have you adjusted to it?
Monday, August 15, 2011
We're excited to inaugurate a new series for our Patch community: Dispatches: The Changing American Dream. Every day, the media is full of stories about how American families, businesses and neighbors are adjusting to these trying times—whether it’s unemployment, the cost of education and healthcare, foreclosures, government budget cuts at all levels, the debate over raising taxes or the aging of America. These issues are the subject of talk among politicians and the media, but they're more than just talk: They’re affecting the way many Fridley residents live, think and feel. At Patch, we want to bring the discussion to a local level and better understand how our neighbors are adjusting to the challenges and opportunities that surround us…