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Rockland's Best Blogs of 2013: Beach Boys, Marathon Runners & More

Here's a look at what some Rockland County bloggers wrote about in 2013.

Rockland's Best Blogs of 2013: Beach Boys, Marathon Runners & More
Every day people are posting to Patch's blogging platform about a variety of topics—from inspiring stories in the community to hard-hitting questions for our government officials and advice by local experts and business owners.

Here's a roundup of some of the best blogs in Rockland County of 2013:

Local non-profits, civic groups and other area organizations blog regularly on Patch to keep Rockland County residents abreast of local volunteer opportunities, events and more:
Elected officials—and residents who keep up with local politics—alike are active bloggers on Patch. Among them are the Rockland County Legislature, which  kept Patch readers up-to-date with the latest legislation and other government happenings through its blog in 2013; and Andy Stewart, Orangetown's supervisor.

The opening of The Shops at Nanuet was a big story for locals this year, and the mall's blog updates notified residents about the grand opening, special events, individual store openings and more.

Each week, local animal rescue groups and organizations feature adoptable pets in our area. Among them are Hi-Tor Animal Care Center and the Hudson Valley Humane Society.

Donna Schmidt's blog Rockland Stories, highlights local events, interesting people and businesses throughout the county. One of her most popular posts of the year was titled " 15 Special Places to Know if you Just Moved to Rockland."

Professional photographer Kurt Beebe captures scenes at Provident Bank Park. This year, he watched T he Beach Boys rock out and shared photographs from a Rockland Boulders game.

You don't have to have your own Patch blog page to contribute to Patch's dynamic and growing blog platform! Some of our best contributions this year were simple statements or photos in one of our open blogs. If you want to share a great local photos, just visit our Snapshots blogs.

Some examples:
Patch is open platform where readers can post, comment and recommend stories on the site. Any user is welcome to blog, by going to the ‘blogs’ tab from the homepage. Email Patch Community Editor Sarah Studley at sarah.studley@patch.com with any questions.

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