Greetings, and welcome to North Allegheny Patch, your one-stop site for everything you ever needed or wanted to know about your community.
So, who are we, and what are we doing in your neighborhood? Our goal is simple—to be your connection for community, commerce and conversation about everything happening in McCandless, Bradford Woods, Franklin Park and Marshall Township.
Patch is about bringing a community together, informing the people who live there and providing a hub to share and discuss news, events, local business and community efforts in one easy-to-use venue.
North Allegheny Patch will be your online source for the latest and greatest community and school district news and local events. The site will be updated regularly to give you the inside scoop on what's happening in your community. We'll be there to bring you the big games and the smaller triumphs.
If an accident is tying up traffic, you can count on us to bring you the details. We're here to serve you—the residents of McCandless, Bradford Woods, Franklin Park and Marshall Township.
North Allegheny Patch was made for you, and we make it so easy for you to start or join a conversation with your neighbors. Please feel free (literally ... there's no cost) to use the tools we provide to upload your own photos, videos, opinions, events and announcements.
Got something to say? All stories are open for comment.
Got a viewpoint, a perspective or an organization to promote? Everything— from local organizations to youth sports and mom advice to political issues—is fair game. If you care about it, we want you to write about it. Start a blog in our Local Voices section, and add to it as often as you'd like.
Need to find a dentist or a florist in a hurry? Look no further than our comprehensive directory. Along with businesses, shops and restaurants, the directory includes local organizations, religious institutions, government listings and much more. You can leave reviews on those listings, too, to inform your neighbors about your experiences.
Not sure what's going on this weekend? Our events calendar will keep you up to date with everything happening around town. Planning a garage sale, a car wash or a benefit to raise money for your favorite organization? Feel free to publicize and memorialize your events by posting information and photos.
And don't forget to sign up for our daily newsletter so you can get the latest scoop delivered right to your inbox. Our breaking-news alerts are always a useful favorite, too.
Our team of experienced journalists includes Local Editors Richard Cook (412-327-5096), Cindy Cusic Micco (724-799-0124), Jessica Sinichak (412-417-6509) and Larissa Dudkiewicz (724-407-8807), along with Regional Editor Cindi Lash (412-417-6604). You'll see us out and about at school board meetings, government meetings, sports events and other gatherings. But we can't do it without you.
Is there a story you'd like us to cover, or something you'd like to see on the site? If so, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of the editors on our North Allegheny Patch team.
Interested in advertising? Contact Associate Advertising Manager Jennifer Noah (412-354-8170.)
And don't be shy. If you see us out and about—strolling through North Park, sipping a latte at Starbucks checking out a book at Northland Public Library or grabbing a bite at one of our great neighborhood restaurants—please stop by and say "Hi!"
You also can connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or in the comment section below. North Allegheny Patch will live up to our Patch motto of making life ridiculously easy by sharing everything you need to know about your community.
We want to hear from you, so leave a comment, browse the site and get acquainted with all the ways to make North Allegheny Patch your own. If we haven't met you yet, we'll see you soon!