Thanks for stopping by Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch. Our hope is that the accompanying video gives you a little insight into who I am (Lauren, your new Local Editor) and what we're doing here (covering the ins and outs of Windsor Terrace and Kensington.)
We've got a ton of ways for you to contribute to the site. Here's a taste of them below:
Connect with the local editor. Email Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch editor Lauren Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 301-257-0955 if you have any tips or information to share.
Share the news. When we know about community news, we're on the case. From important announcements to power outages and crime, Patch is covering news 24-7. See something you think others should read? All you have to do is click the Facebook "recommend" button above an article or blog to share it with your neighbors and friends.
Comment. If you have information to add to an article, jump in and post a comment. We'll follow up and possibly add it to related articles in the future. Most community stories continue to evolve after they are reported—you can be a real-time source of community happenings by commenting.
Get the iPhone or Droid app. Your smartphone is an awesome tool for getting the info on what's going on in your community. Click here to get the Patch app for free on iTunes. Not only can you read news on it, but post photos and videos as well.
Take photos. Patch has launched a new community gallery, where you can post any of your own photography. Have a cool photo of something you spotted in the area? Share it with us.
Shoot videos. The community gallery is not just for photos—send clips of anything around the neighborhood you think is newsworthy. If you also give us a heads up via email that you're uploading a video, we can feature it prominently on the homepage.
Add to the calendar. Have an event you want to make the community aware of? Don't be shy. Post it in our events calendar for all to see. It's free!
Volunteer. The same goes for our announcements section on Patch. Are you looking for volunteers for a service project? Share it.
Blog. Everybody in any community has a story to tell. Don't keep them to yourself. Sign up to be a blogger on Patch.
Rate your businesses. Check out our business directory and tell us why you'll always be a customer at your local hair salon. How many stars will you give them?