It’s been almost two years since Elkridge Patch came on the scene in Howard County and with mixed emotions, your initial editor is moving on.
Elkridge Patch will be under the oversight of Associate Regional Editor Lisa Rossi, who will act as administrator as of Oct. 8. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the community of Elkridge, I can't tell you how much I will miss you. Since Oct. 29, 2010, when Elkridge Patch went online with the click of a button from Daniels Restaurant, my life completely changed as I lived and breathed Elkridge.
From the McDonald’s sign that the Greater Elkridge Community Association kept from being super-sized to the turbulence a proposal from CSX caused in Hanover and Jessup, there is never a dull moment.
Who can forget the Halloween parade that wasn't at Rockburn, the body of a missing Elkridge woman found 21 years later in her backyard, the new grocery store that came in after Superfresh closed and the kindheartedness of a resident who put the pieces of Elkridge back together along Old Washington Road after they fell apart.
Given the passion I have found to be characteristic in Elkridge, I was not surprised to learn recently that Elkridge Patch readers are some of the most engaged Patch users in Maryland. (You are awesome, Elkridge!) I hope that you keep that momentum going, as there are so many issues rising to the surface in Elkridge—the new elementary school, the possibility of a high school, high-density development proposed off Coca Cola Drive and of course, elections.
Elkridge Patch is really your site. I am honored that I got to be here in its infancy, and now that it's growing up, I hope you take it to the next level by getting even more involved in bringing the many and varied voices of Elkridgeans online.
Here are ways to contribute:
- Post your events on the Elkridge Patch calendar.
- Contribute your thoughts in our Local Voices section.
- Share announcements about missing pets, birthdays, obituaries, awards here.
- Comment on articles; tell us what you think!
Elkridge Patch is here for you and it is yours. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it and for teaching me what community means.