Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It's wise to look for ticks on yourself and your children and pets after being outdoors.
Among the budding flowers and greening grass, another sign of spring has arrived. Tick season. The evidence? Two ticks, one on each of my dogs, I found this week. One dog had a tick on her snout, the other dog had a tick on her head that I found while petting her. Both ticks were about the size of a pinhead, and attached, but not yet engorged. I was able to remove them, and promptly gave both dogs a dose of K9 Advantix, which my husband I had stopped using for a few months this winter. I also checked the rest of the dogs' bodies for more ticks, finding none. With evidence that tick season is here, it's a good reminder to check yourself, your children and your pets after being outdoors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Have an opinion? A passion? A hobby? Share it on Stoneham Patch.
Calling all hobbyists, advocates and meeting attendees. Parents, students and teens. Pet-lovers, sports enthusiasts and volunteers. Stoneham Patch is seeking a few good bloggers on our site. Are you passionate about government? Do you attend School Committee meetings? Maybe you sit on a local board, committee or group? Do you volunteer in town? What about a love of sports, arts or science? Do you love to write? Are you passionate about a hobby? If so, we want you to blog for us. Our Local Voices Bloggers write daily, weekly or monthly — as often as you'd like — on a topic of their choosing. They write short or long, in essay-style or draft a quick how-to. Blogging on Patch is a great way to share your opinions and expertise with the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Five things staff, PTO members, parents and students need to know.
School is now back in session after the holiday break at the Stoneham Public Schools and elsewhere in the city and Stoneham Patch will be there to cover all the big news. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Patch for the remainder of this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve: You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with your neighbors readers on a regular basis. To find out more about using Stoneham Patch this school year, just email Stoneham@patch.com.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Have a questions about using Stoneham Patch? Find everything you need to know here about Stoneham's online gathering space.
Each day, we receive dozens of inquiries from readers interested in sharing their stories, news and events with Stoneham Patch. Stoneham Patch is your place to get the news, but it's also your place to share news too. With so much going on in Stoneham and so many daily requests, we can never get to everything. That said, we want to make sure everyone has a voice. In order to do this and to make your life ridiculously easier, we're helping you learn how to use the site to your advantage so that you can contribute your own content with satisfying and instant results. If you provide us with the content, we have more time to highlight it and spread the word across town. We promise, once you get the hang of sharing on our site, you might never…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
We’ve got the community covered … with your help.
With Hurricane Sandy making her way toward New England this weekend, the need for up-to-the minute info is even more important. At Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. Stoneham Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So in the run-up to Hurricane Sandy, here’s how you can use Stoneham Patch: 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town and village announcements, damages, power outages and floods, Twitter feeds and polls, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. To make that easier and more fun, we are introducing a new live-blogging capability, where you can …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Westford Patch.
Fall sports are kicking into high gear and Stoneham Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to share their team spirit on Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec teams, etc. -- is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo at the game? Catch the winning touchdown on video? Upload it to our …