Monday, April 1, 2013
Find out how to get your birth, wedding, dean's list, lost and found, and job promotion announcements on Patch.
Do you have something you want to share with the world—or at least let your Plum-Oakmont Patch neighbors know about? You can use our "Announcements" section to share accomplishments (dean's list, honor roll, graduation, job promotions), birth and wedding announcements obituaries, lost and found, recruiting volunteers and other items that don't fall under our "Events" or "Local Voices" (blog) section. The first step is to make sure you are a registered user of Plum-Oakmont Patch. (If you aren't, click on "Sign Up" in the top right corner of the home page.) Once you are registered and logged in, you can click here to start your announcement. In the announcement template, fill out all the fields, and make sure you choose the appropriate …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Stay connected with Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch on Facebook!
Friday, December 7, 2012
Today marks the second anniversary for Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch!
Two years ago today, Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch came on the scene to provide you with a new way to get news for Forest Hills, Edgewood and Swissvale. Since that time, we've grown our readership month after month. We know how the local communities interact and have expanded to include items of interest to you within the surrounding communities in the East End and Woodland Hills School District. We work hard to make your life easy. We provide you with news you can use, a business directory with information about places you go, real estate information if you're looking to buy or sell a home in the Patch area, job listings, volunteer opportunities and grocery specials. Business owners can target their local customers with an ad on Patch…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This "Pirate Carrying a Mermaid" optical illusion has been named the winner of Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America contest. Its creator—and wearer —will receive a $5,000 prize for assembling the most creative and innovative costume.
Ashley Playford dressed up as a pirate carrying a mermaid this Halloween. Well, actually, she dressed up as the mermaid. The result of her creativity has earned the title of Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America and a $5,000 grand prize. It was Playford's use of an optical illusion that won us over. Take a look for yourself at the photo she entered on Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch. Almost 4,000 Patch users entered the contest from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, showing off costumes ranging from the Eiffel Tower and Honey Boo Boo to a flower pot and a clever interpretation of "binders full of women." National judges chose one finalist from each Patch state (we combined North Carolina & South Carolina for this contest, as well as Washington D.C. and …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
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.
Monday, October 8, 2012
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 in Forest Hills, Edgewood, Swissvale, Regent Square and beyond, 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…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
May was the platform’s most successful month to date, with nearly 12 million users and record-breaking revenue.
Patch—AOL’s platform of local news, information and engagement sites—announced that May of 2012 was its most successful traffic and revenue period in the company’s history. Patch served a record 11.7 million users in May (comScore), representing a 14 percent increase over April (10.3 million users) and an 11 percent increase over its previous traffic record (10.6 million users in August 2011). In addition: • This 14 percent month-over-month growth outpaced the comScore Regional/Local category as a whole, which grew only 3 percent over the same time period. • Patch had a 12 percent increase in engagement (visits per unique visitor) from April to May. Within the top 10 regional-local properties, this represents the highest increase in …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are the top stories of the week from Patch sites in your area: Basketball Phenom Wows Crowds VIDEO/PHOTOS: Baldwin H.S. Senior Prom Fashion Show Residents Organize Crime Watch Group New Stores, Restaurant Opening in South Hills Village Plans For a Bonefish Grill at South Hills Village Coming Soon: Where's Your Favorite ...? Related Topics: Basketball Phenom, Best Burgers in Pittsburgh, Bonefish Grill, Neighborhood Crime Watch, South Hills Village, patchcast, and prom fashion