Thursday, June 2, 2011

North Hills Patch has launched!

Ross Township and West View Borough have taken another step into the 21st century with the launch of The North Hills Patch! This digital media outlet is a" community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities." The goal of North Hills Patch (and other Patch communities) is to become your local news outlet, where local information and news stories are easily accessed.

Go...right now....check it out at

This is a tremendous resource for our community and will provide an oppotunity for all things Ross Township/ West View! There is a News section which will focus on local stories so that you can see what is happening in our neighborhood. There is an Events section in which you can browse for local happenings or even promote your own. There is a Places section that lists the businesses in the area, which is a great tool when you are looking for something specific our would like to discover something new. There is also a Marketplace in which you can place your own classified ad or search for something to buy as well as a Q & A section where you can ask questions.

I say this is a tremendous resource because it can tie our community together. This is an interactive news that lets you (and encourages you) to comment on news items, ask questions, post announcements, add events to a community calendar, and share stories. Basically, this is YOUR local news site where your interaction makes the site what it is. This will become the place to find out what is going on in Ross Township and West View!

It will be so nice to have one place to go to in order to find news stories that are relevant to our area. No more searching sites from the other media outlets that cover all communities. If it's something local, you will find it at The North Hills Patch!

Editor AmyJo Brown has been working very hard since April at putting this all together. She is backed by a tremendous team at (which includes editors, writers, photographers and videographers from the local area) as well as an Editorial Advisory Board. In addition, AmyJo has a unique background in digital reporting that will contribute to the success of the North Hills Patch. If you take a look at the site now, you can see that she has been VERY busy traveling around the area, getting to know people, taking pictures of things of interest, and getting a feel for Ross Township and West View.

So to AmyJo, I would like to say Congratulations on the launch and welcome to the area!

To you, I would like to say......GO CHECK IT OUT!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post! We're very excited to be up and running, and eager for any story ideas any one has!