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It's Our Anniversary

A year ago today, Canton-Sixes Patch made its online debut.

I'll never forget the first time I spoke to member John Beresford on the phone.

After explaining in great detail the concept behind Canton-Sixes Patch, he ended the call like this:

"Good luck with your project."

Over the last year, many of you—Beresford included—have realized that Patch is more than a "project."

You turned to Patch when:

On the site, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, you piped up about these and many other topics.

What do you like about Canton-Sixes Patch? What do you dislike about it? Let us know in the comment box below.

Ultimately, that's why Patch was created. We wanted to spark community conversations, not muzzle them. We wanted to give you a space to interact with your neighbors. We wanted to give you a one-stop shop for all things Canton-Sixes. And we wanted the story of this area to be told in its totality.

That's why:

There are so many to the site. You can comment on stories. You can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. As of Thursday morning, Canton-Sixes Patch had 1,126 Facebook fans and 732 Twitter followers. Not bad for the new kid on the block.

Remember Beresford, the council member? Canton-Sixes Patch was only live for a few weeks when he stopped referring to it as a "project." Once, I overheard him tell some of his buddies that it was the "future."

I couldn't agree more.

If you have news, events, announcements, photos or videos that you want to share, don't wait on Canton-Sixes Patch to post it for you. Scroll to the bottom of canton-ga.patch.com, look for the "Contribute" header in the bottom right corner, click "Put an event on the calendar" or "Announce something to everyone," fill in all the fields, and your event, announcement, photos and videos will automatically go up on Patch.

Anna December 23, 2011 at 07:03 PM
This is a strong publication in many areas - local reporting gets accurate information out quickly and highlights the positive in the community. An area of improvement - restaurant reviews. They are not reviews, they are PR pieces for the restaurants. Additionally, the restaurants shouldn't know who the local reviewer is or when the reviewer is coming. If the restaurant reviews cannot match the quality level of the rest of the reporting, please don't publish them.

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