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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Former Lutherville-Timonium Patch editor Nick DiMarco is now editing Perry Hall Patch.
I realize I'm not the first to exclaim outloud that it's going to be tremendously hard to fill the petite shoes of my former colleague Emily Kimball. But I promise you, Perry Hall, it's my No. 1 priority. My name is Nick DiMarco, and as of today, I am your new Perry Hall Patch reporter. And I can't wait to get started. It's hard to express how excited I am to be at the helm of a community that is as connected as Perry Hall. Please consider me a conduit for making your lives ridiculously easy. But first, a little about me. I graduated from Towson University not too long ago with a degree in mass communication, a certificate in broadcast journalism and a concentration in new media journalism. After spending two months in sweat pants (…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Join us at Cannella's in Perry Hall between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
As you may have heard, Perry Hall Patch editor Emily Kimball is leaving for a new position at the end of this week. Get the details here. If you'd like to wish her well on her last day, and pick up some free Patch swag (a tote bag, pen or even a magnet) drop by Cannella's in Perry Hall between between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday. The address is 9611 Belair Rd. She'll be there with her laptop, chatting with community members and probably trying to squeeze in one last breaking news story before closing time. Perry Hall Patch will continue to deliver great local coverage. While a full-time editor and reporter, exclusively over Perry Hall, has not yet been arranged, multiple surrounding editors plan to assist with coverage. We're also …
Monday, February 11, 2013
After launching the local news website in September 2010, the editor is moving on to a new role.
With a heavy heart, I announce my departure as Senior Local Editor at Perry Hall Patch. My last day on the job is Feb. 15. After launching the site on Sept. 13, 2010, it's time for me to move on to a new role. Next week, I plan to begin working as a Senior Digital News Editor at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Will Perry Hall Patch continue? Of course it will. Get the daily newsletter, follow it on Facebook, blog and post announcements and events. All past stories and posts will remain searchable in the site's archives. Who will take over as the site's editor? A full-time editor and reporter, exclusively over Perry Hall, has not yet been arranged. In the meantime, multiple surrounding editors will assist with …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thank you for two wonderful years, and hopefully many more.
What was I doing exactly two years ago? We were knee-deep in a primary election, settling into a new school year, enjoying the new library and filling our weekends with festivals and concerts. But, for the most part, I was just running around trying to convince Perry Hallers to read my website. A lot of the responses I got sounded like this: "There's nothing going on here. What are you going to report on?" For the past two years, I've carried those words with me, asking myself that same question over and over again. The most surprising part of this job, since we launched Perry Hall Patch on Sept. 13, 2010, has been the huge volume of news and information produced by this community. I can hardly keep up with this fascinatingly active place…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Emily Kimball has been on medical leave since Monday morning.
Hello readers, You may have noticed that Perry Hall Patch has been less active than usual this week. On Monday morning, I was involved in an accident where I fell down a flight of stairs in my home. I received several injuries, but fortunately did not break any bones. Between the skilled paramedics of Perry Hall's Baltimore County Fire Station 55 and the team at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, I'm already on the mend and anticipating a full recovery (hoping to have the neck brace removed) by the beginning of next week. I've been extremely well taken care of by my family, my fiance (I very happily got engaged on July 27), Patch management, coworkers and friends. Thanks all for your help! I apologize that I have not been responsive …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Moving forward, let's make Patch even better.
Today marks my first two years as a Patch editor—my second Patchiversary, if you will. Of course, we didn't launch Perry Hall Patch on my first day (we saved that for September). June 21 was a sunny Monday, and I took a train to Patch's New York headquarters. I attended meetings, asked a lot of questions and met my first co-worker (Tyler Waldman of Towson Patch). I wondered what I had gotten myself into. I knew I wanted to create something worth reading, something that community members would invite into their everyday lives—but I also knew it would take a lot of work and a lot of help from my neighbors. That's where Perry Hall came in. Over the past two years, I have been welcomed and served by this community in ways that I never …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Keep an eye out for breaking news while I'm out of town.
UPDATE (April 27)—I tell more about my trip and reveal the mystery photo here. --- It's one thing to skip out of town for a long weekend, or spend a Sunday afternoon in downtown Baltimore. It's another thing to spend nearly a week cruising south of the border without Internet access—especially when you're a Patch editor. As much as it honestly terrifies me (I'm expecting to experience serious withdrawal symptoms), your faithful Perry Hall Patch editor will be unavailable to answer emails, take calls, listen to voicemails or cover breaking news between April 21-26. The Facebook and Twitter feeds may also be a little snoozier. Of course, we have some great content planned while I'm away, so be sure to continue checking the site every day! …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
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