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Five Things to Know About Canon-McMillan Patch

As we begin a new year, here are some helpful hints about Patch.

What a great year it was!

We’ve invited you to  and we’ve recapped our . Now, we’d like to share a few helpful hints you might not know about Patch.

Here are five things you should know about Peters Patch:

1. We have a newsletter. Wake up with Patch! If you scroll to the bottom of our homepage, there’s a blue box. By clicking “Newsletters” in the blue box, you can sign up to have Canon-McMillan Patch stories emailed straight to you every day at about 6:15 a.m.

2. We have a . And we want you to add to it! Clicking “Add to Neighborhood Gallery” under the search bar on our homepage lets you add photos and videos of what’s happening in your life. Birthday Party? Graduation? Vacation? Share it here!

3. We have helpful info in general. Some parts of our site are just plain easy to use. You'll love these tabs on our homepage: “Events” is a quick list of upcoming Peters Township events. “Places” is our local business directory—if something is missing, let me know! “Traffic & Gas” is just that—complete with the cheapest gas prices in our area. We also have a news widget and an iPhone app. Enjoy!

4. We use links to get you local news faster. You might notice that our articles have a lot of highlighted blue words. Click them! There’s more info there. We add links to our directory and articles, other web pages, or even to other news sources to help you get more info more quickly.

5. You can add to Patch yourself! We want to hear from you! You can comment on stories posted on Patch. You can also add your own events to the calendar, add your own photos to the Neighborhood Gallery, leave shout-outs and post announcements. If there’s a lot on your mind, you also can blog. We’re always accepting bloggers from the community. Email amanda.gillooly@patch.com if you’re interested!

And as always: Thanks for reading!

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