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10 Ways to Use Redmond Patch

Redmond Patch gives you plenty of opportunities to comment on stories, share your opinions, post photos and announcements, and add events to the community calendar.

10 Ways to Use Redmond Patch 10 Ways to Use Redmond Patch

It’s been more than a couple years since we started Redmond Patch, and now we’re more proud than ever to be part of the community. Thanks for your warm support so far.

Redmond Patch gives you plenty of opportunities to comment on stories, share your opinions, post photos and announcements, and add events to the community calendar. We hope that our site will strengthen the community, but we can't do it without you. So get to it!

1. Comment on an Article

We subscribe to the idea that "news is a conversation." Much of our reporting emanates from what readers tell us in emails, comments on our sites, on Facebook and in conversations around town. Share your thoughts and reactions to our articles by posting a comment directly below each story. 

2. Post an Event 

Do you know of a book signing at our local bookstore, a celebrity chef appearing at winery or an art exhibit at a local coffee shop? Is there a garage sale or graduation ceremony coming up? If it's not on our Patch calendar, it should be. Feel free to add your event to our site at  redmond.patch.com/events/new.

3. Post an Announcement

Post births, engagements and wedding announcements. Tell us who made the honor roll or share school awards, social notes and thank you shout outs. If you're looking for volunteers or searching for your lost dog, we welcome you to call on your community for help. Just remember, announcements should be for personal use and not for advertising.

4. Claim Your Directory Listing in Places

Our business and organization listings aren't skimpy. Our team of researchers actually hit the streets and visited businesses, schools, parks, libraries and more so we can provide photos as well as detailed information such as products sold and hours of operation. To contact us about the listing for your business or organization, email us at  directorysupport@patch.com. If you own or manage a business or organization in our directory, claim it at redmond.patch.com/places.

5. Review Businesses

Do you want to be the first to tell your friends whether the new restaurant in town gets two thumbs-up? Like Woodinville's hardware store? You can post a review of your favorite (or least favorite) business on any listing at redmond.patch.com/listings.

6. Social Media Engagement

Like us on Facebook at  facebook.com/RedmondPatch and follow us on Twitter at  twitter.com/RedmondPatch. Immerse yourself in our content and actively contribute and engage via social media.

7. Send a News Tip

At the bottom of the homepage, there's a link that says, "Send Us News Tips." Tell us about stories we should cover. Your tip will be sent straight to Lisa Baumann, Patch's editor.

8. Sign Up for Newsletters

The daily Redmond Patch newsletter brings you all articles and announcements that have been posted in the last 24 hours. It is delivered to your email every morning.

9. Upload Your Photos and Video 

Upload videos of the high football touchdown or your Redmond Little Leaguer's first home run. Post photos from local festivals, or send in a snapshot of your best holiday recipes. We invite you to share the memories that you've caught on camera with the rest of the community.

10. Send a Letter to the Editor

Patch would like to extend an invitation to every member of the Redmond community to submit a letter to the editor. Express your thoughts or concerns about anything that might be stirring up conversation around town, and we'll post it. Make sure it's not longer than 300 words and email it to Editor Lisa Baumann at lisa.baumann@patch.com

The more Redmond Patch serves as on online space for community dialogue, the more useful our site will be. So next time you have something to share with your neighbors, consider taking a moment to post or send a letter to Patch. Chances are, you're not the only who feels that way.

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