It's Been Great Getting to Know You, South and North Whitehall
Friday will be my last day at Patch.
To the South and North Whitehall communities,
For the past six months I've experienced life in both Whitehalls in a way most people don't.
I've attended, analyzed and wrote about municipal and school board meetings, went to the police station at least twice a week, visited the District Judge's office weekly and introduced myself and Patch to countless business people.
It's been a wonderful experience and I've learned much about what South and North Whitehall residents are really like. First - when Hurricane Sandy blew through town, I learned how generous neighbors can be and how dedicated emergency workers are.
Then, I watched how folks handled a divisive national election and still managed to remain civil. Along the way I met teachers and students with talent and drive I wish I could somehow bottle and sell.
It didn't take a lot of digging to discover that the sense of community in both South and North Whitehall is palpable. I feel honored to have been a part of your accomplishments and humbled to have witnessed your disappointments.
I will move on next week to a new venture where I will be editor of several community magazines that will soon be available in the Lehigh Valley. I hope to cross paths again with all the amazing people I've come to know and respect in South and North Whitehall!
Thanks for everything,