Thursday, January 10, 2013
Community Editor Amanda Harnocz wants to interview the people behind the pages everyone in Solon 'likes.'
Do you operate a Facebook page for a local organization, group, business or school in your community? Then I want to talk to you. But first, a quick introduction. I'm Amanda Harnocz, a community editor for Patch. I'm a Facebook and general social media junkie and recently I was put in charge of managing social media sites for many of the Ohio Patch sites. (I know, lucky me! Right?) I'd click "like" on that sentence if I could ... Anyway, I want to do more than share your information on our Patch Facebook pages, I want to feature the person behind that page. I want to talk the operator about why the page was started, how your audience is growing and what types of things you like to post. I plan on doing several features like this in the …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Felix family from Dallas, GA received thousands of votes to win Patch's Deck the House contest and $100,000 for their local school district.
Monday, December 31, 2012
In this year's Deck the House contest, the second time was the charm. Joseph Felix's home in Dallas, GA outshined the other 24 finalists to win the 2012 Deck the House contest and $100,000 for the Paulding County, GA school district. After placing second in the nationwide voting in the 2011 contest, the Felix home received nearly 11,000 votes this year to finally win Deck the House. The home, with 100,000 computer animated holiday lights choreographed to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," received about 300 more votes than a home in Coventry, R.I., which finished in second place. Judging by the 80 comments on the Felixes' Deck the House submission, visiting the home has become a holiday tradition in Dallas, a suburb about 45…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
We're searching for the best Halloween Costume in America. Enter yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.
UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Because of Hurricane Sandy and the fact that many towns have delayed Halloween Trick or Treating, we are extending the contest deadline through the end of Nov. 5. --- It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Last year, the headless boy from Wyckoff, NJ, won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize! Adults and children are eligible to enter. Parents can post costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past. Here’s how to enter: Simply click the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button …
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Monday, October 8, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Use our free tools — like the calendar, announcements page and photo gallery — to interact with your school's community.
It's a new school year, and that means new class schedules, clubs and after-school sports practices. At Solon Patch, we know it's tough for parents to stay involved, juggling PTA news, soccer game photos and awards. Let us help you. Take a tour of some of our features that can help you interact with the Solon Schools community and have stress-free, happy school year. 1. Announcements | Did you know we have a free bulletin board for all your school announcements? Whether you're looking for volunteers for the latest PTA project or want to tell everyone about the debate team's latest win, we want you to post it here. 2. Events | Post your call out for Solon residents to wear white to the home football game, or share your garage sale on our …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Find out what's going on in Solon first thing in the morning with our free Solon Patch E-mail newsletter. It's ridiculously easy to sign up! Just input your e-mail address in the form above and you'll be signed up for the newsletter. Want to know the latest crime news? Or watch a video of some awesome teenager poets, plan a fun event for your weekend or read about some of your fantastic neighbors? If you like seeing news and features about Solon, but don't always remember to check Solon Patch every day, why not sign up for the Patch Newsletter? That way, our headlines will be delivered — free of charge — to your inbox every morning. See a story that catches your eye? It's a simple click to Solon Patch for news, features, photos and videos…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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