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Clearwater Patch Celebrates One Year

Thanks for the opportunity to cover the stories that are important to Clearwater for the past year.

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year.

A lot of work goes into covering the third-largest city in the Tampa Bay area. The capital of Pinellas County.

I am proud of the work I have done and the people in the community I have met. There are many names, faces, emails and phone calls. Thank you for all of the conversations, replies and calls back.

If we have not yet met, please drop me an email or give me a call. Hopefully we will soon. 

Over the last year, we have published more than 2,300 articles. That comes down to about six each day. That’s a lot of writing. Some of the most memorable stories over the past year include:

  • Meeting Carol Korotkow, who fought City Hall over her use of .
  • Promoting our Local Voices platform, which has helped the , and other members of the community share their thoughts on important issues. 
  • Getting to share some of the beauty of the area through the Sunday Sunset feature each week. Of course, that could not be a success without the help of readers who have shared their views, too. 

It is a humbling and gratifying experience every day. I look forward to continuing the efforts of being a conversation and community hub online for Clearwater.

And to another 2,300 stories.

Join Us for Free Birthday Tacos at Frenchy's Cafe

Help us celebrate Clearwater Patch's first birthday tonight at , 41 Baymont St. in Clearwater Beach. The party is from 5:30-7 p.m., and Patch will provide free fish tacos and nonalcoholic drinks for the public until they run out.

Please come by and say hello, and we'll send you home with some Patch goodies!

Jared Leone February 09, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Thanks Emily!
Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition February 09, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Congratulations ClearwaterPatch and hope you get to enjoy many, many more anniversaries. You have done an awesome job of covering Clearwater news and events. The Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition has gotten unbelievable amounts exposure from the Local Voices portion of your site, THANK YOU! We have enjoyed sharing some very serious issues with your readers, and, don't tell anyone, some that were just for fun. Thank you for all you do to help promote and support our area. You are a great asset to Clearwater and please keep up the great work!
Jared Leone February 09, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Looking forward to more too CNC! Thanks!
Jeremy T. Simons, Esq. February 10, 2012 at 05:37 AM
I personally think that the progress the Clearwater Patch.com has made over the last year has been amazing. I check your sight all the time, and I think your coverage on local issues, especially concering local government, is amazing. I see stories at 6:00 am and ending at all hours of the night. Hard working and dedicated. Sorry I could not make your party tonight, but my thoughts and wishes were there eating with your supporters. Nice work, Jared!
Jared Leone February 10, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Glad you are in our corner! Thanks Jeremy!

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