Welcome to Puyallup Patch, your online hub of local news, announcements, events and more.
We've built the site to make it as easy as possible to comment, share opinions, post photos and announcements and add events to the calendar.
Here's a quick guide to how to get involved.
You have an open invitation to talk to your neighbors on Puyallup Patch through our Local Voices section. There, you can post about anything happening around town, share some tips about parenting or publish your fabulous chili recipe. The Local Voices section is a great way for business owners to share their expertise with local customers, too. Want to sign up or learn more? Email editor Lauren Padgett at email@example.com.
2. Comment on an Article
We subscribe to the idea that "news is a conversation." Much of our reporting comes from what readers tell us in e-mails, other feedback and conversations around town. Share your thoughts and reactions by posting a comment below a story that strikes you. Disagreements often keep the conversation going, but please stay respectful. Tip: Click the "Follow comments" option below any article to keep an eye on the comments via email without weighing in.
3. Ask a Question
We have two options for you on this front. Maybe you want to know more about poultry laws on private property or how to sign up as a vendor at the next Puyallup Fair. You can ask us on our Facebook page, leave a comment on a story or send Patch a message on Twitter. For your pressing questions, email local Patch editor Lauren Padgett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Post an Event
Do you know about a fundraiser for a local school, a new class at the community center 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 calendar, it should be. We'd love for you to add Puyallup events right here.
5. Send a News Tip
At the top of our News page, there's a button that will let you share hot tips about what's happening in town. Don't hesitate to tell us about stories we should cover. Your message will be sent straight to Lauren Padgett, Puyallup Patch's (incredibly grateful) editor. (You can always reach the editor by writing to email@example.com.)
6. Post a Free Announcement
7. Sign Up for Newsletters
The daily Puyallup Patch newsletter brings you all the articles and announcements that have been posted in the last 24 hours. It is delivered to your email daily. You should see the sign-up box at the top left of the home page if you haven't signed up already. Scroll down to the "Goodies" section at the bottom of any Patch page if you can't find it, or follow this link.
8. Claim Your Directory Listing
We aim for the most robust business and organization listings in town. Our team of researchers actually hit the streets and visited businesses, schools, parks, libraries and more so we can provide photos and detailed info about all your local services. To contact us about the listing for your business or organization, just email us. If you own or manage a business or group in our directory, —free—to add info, photos and more.
9. Upload Your Photos and Video
Upload videos of anything that strikes you at home or around town. Post photos from local festivals, or add a snapshot of your best holiday recipes. We invite you to share with the rest of the community the moments you catch on camera.
10. Advertise With Us
11. Review Restaurants
Do you want to be the first to tell your friends whether the new restaurant in town gets a thumbs-up? You can post a review of your favorite (or not-so favorite) restaurants. Or, search to find what you're craving—you can filter results by cuisine, price or seating accommodations, and a ton of other features.
12. Social Media Engagement
13. Send a Letter to the Editor
Patch would like to invite every member of the Puyallup 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 me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send to me if you need a bit more space.
The more Puyallup 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 get in touch. Chances are, you're not the only one who feels that way.
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