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Letter From Your Editor: Goodbye and Thank You

It's been a pleasure to share your stories on "the Patch" for the past few years, but now it's time for me to quote the old cowboy tune and say: "Happy trails to you, until we meet again."

Dear readers,

I am writing to let you know my last day with Patch.com will be Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The date will mark nearly three years since the site launched and it's amazing to see the virtual community gathering place we've created together! Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch will continue to serve as a place where you can blog, post events or announce news from around the neighborhood. A Patch team member who will be available to answer your questions and promote your posts soon will be introduced on the site.

Before I ride off into the sunset, however, I'd like to share a few reflections on my time as your editor.

While there have been emotionally challenging stories to report – including a murder case in Berkley and the closure of Our Lady of La Salette Catholic School and Academy – there also have been many bright spots. I have been continually impressed by how civil and well run the cities are and how dedicated the residents are to volunteering and making positive changes. It is truly inspiring.

Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and allowing me to share your stories on "the Patch." It has been a joy and an honor!

All the best,
Leslie Ellis
Tracy Shanley October 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Leslie - I am so sad that you are leaving! I want to thank you so much for everything you did to bring the stories of Berkley and HW to life! You were a pleasure to talk to and work with on the articles you wrote for the HW Parks & Recreation Department. I will always be grateful for you and your professionalism! You will be missed!
Leslie Ellis October 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Thank you so much, Tracy!! Luckily, we'll still be around town, so I'll still get to see your smiling face! :)
Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce October 15, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Leslie, You have been a pleasure to work with on Chamber Events. I look forward to seeing you around the Woods, but will miss seeing your name on the Patch byline. Good luck to you.
Kristin Sanders October 16, 2013 at 07:13 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of you leaving. You are the most professional at Patch, and always showed your true interest in our communities. I probably won't be reading the Patch with you gone. Good luck in all you do in the future. Kris Sanders Kristea's
lonmcclure October 16, 2013 at 08:38 AM
Sad to see you go!. However, unlike Kristin, I'll continue to read Patch daily because, while Leslie may be leaving, our communities remain.
Lianne Mathie October 16, 2013 at 08:56 AM
Thanks Leslie, glad to hear we will not be losing you in the community. Good Luck!
bdoppel October 16, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Thanks for all the great work, Leslie!
Deborah Canto October 16, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Thanks for your help and hard work these past three years, Leslie. You've always been grest about promo for the Juniors, and we appreciate it. Good luck to you and your family, and I look forward to
Deborah Canto October 16, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Seeing you around town.

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