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Rosemont Patch is a Year Old: Now What?

What would you like to see more of on this site?

My, how time flies. It feels like just yesterday I was walking downtown, fresh from running around to various press offices in the Capitol, when I noticed that Rosemont Patch had been "born."

As I checked my phone for the thousandth time, I saw that the veil had been lifted and Rosemont Patch was live for all to see. It was the culmination of nearly two months of preparation, last-minute scrambling, and massive amounts of energy drinks (I know, I know).

Now, one year has passed since that day. Today Rosemont Patch turns 1.

I had lived in Rosemont for some time before taking a job with Patch, but this position has taught me more than I ever would have thought possible about this community and the people in it.

There's a strong spirit in Rosemont to make the neighborhood a better place, and it's fascinating to report on and watch residents tackle large issues like crime and blight.

Then there have been the regional issues, the ones I had been following before but now had an entirely new way of covering thanks to this site.

I've immensely enjoyed my job covering Rosemont, and hope to continue it into the foreseeable future. But (and come on, you knew there was a "but"...) I need your help. Take our poll below or post a comment telling me what I should be covering in year two. There are tons of things happening around the area every day, and I need to know what you want to read about. Or if there's a specific story you want me to follow up on, let me know.

As always, you can contact me with any specific feedback at 916-200-6496 or cody.kitaura@patch.com.

Here's to another great year, Rosemont.

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Be sure to check out our follow up to our . .

And just for fun, . The videographer wanted to get me on the monkey bars, but we had to settle for the slide.

MJ November 22, 2011 at 04:52 PM
Great job Cody! You've written some great stories the past year and I, for one, am appreciative. Thanks for your involvement w/the schools, it's great! I wouldn't have any pics of powder puff if it weren't for you being there and taking them. As for reporting crime, I think there should be a section in the patch to see just that. It's important to know. Thanks for all you do :)
Tina Wong November 23, 2011 at 05:35 PM
Yes, thank you Cody for giving our community a voice and a way to communicate with each other. It is so important. I hope Patch is making enough money to keep it here in Rosemont. Some things I would like to see: More involvement with students, to get their thoughts and opinions. Perhaps some on going project with RHS since I don't think they have a journalism class or paper. Some coverage of the senior center on Routier--it's a pretty lively place. I take a Tai Chi class there and maybe others would like to participate in activities there--you don't even have to be a senior. And yes, more investigative reporting on the Rosemont Plaza and Rosepoint Plaza (I could give you more info on our attempts to work with the owners and local government.)
Tina Wong November 23, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Also, I'd like to see more outreach, so Patch grows in audience/subscribers. Maybe a contest or some kind of promotion.
Colby Meuret December 15, 2011 at 09:39 PM
I think it's great to be able to read about actual LOCAL happenings in a small community. Wonderful job and keep up the good work!
Victor Calderon December 16, 2011 at 07:53 AM
Great job covering Rosemont, Cody! Here's to a great second year!

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