Coming Soon! Avon Patch Hits Refresh

Next month we'll unveil a new look for Patch that helps you live better in Avon.

About two years ago, we launched Avon Patch with a pretty bold mission in mind: To make your life ridiculously easy.

That meant covering the biggest stories in town—from the October snowstorm to Election 2012—while also helping you share even the smallest feats of neighborly kindness or communicate with your customers.

At every turn we thought of new and better ways to deliver on our promise, which is why we’re so excited to premiere an improved Avon Patch next month.

Come mid-December you’ll be able to:

  • Personalize Avon Patch by following groups. A few clicks makes your local news feed custom-fit to the topics you care about. Police blotter and shelter pets? Taxes and restaurant reviews? Why not?
  • Better organize your day by creating groups of your own. Use Patch to plan a rec sports league or school fundraiser. Everyone can finally be on the same page—literally.  
  • Experience a better mobile Patch. We know you live on your smartphone—so we put everything you love about Patch in a smaller, more portable package.
  • Share comments and photos more intuitively and much, much faster. 
  • Turn any blog or opinion piece into a mini-community of interest, complete with followers of your very own. 

For a sneak peek, check out Long Beach (NY) Patch and let us know what you think. You can also ask any questions—large or small—by emailing Senior Regional Editor Elissa Bass at elissa@patch.com.

You can also register your interest in forming a group right when the new Avon Patch launches here. We'll walk you through it!

Ilene Kaplan November 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I love the idea of being able to form groups relating to specific topics. This will be very helpful for people who are new to our town or old-timers who want to share ideas or get rid of things they no longer need. We can call this "the swap squad". Good luck Jessie! I always thought your Patch was very helpful and well done. Thank you. Ilene Kaplan
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) November 28, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Thank you for the well wishes with the upcoming site refresh, Ilene! I just went to training yesterday to learn more about it and am really excited for all of you to see how it works. Posting will be even easier and I will be happy to meet with individuals and organizations to walk you through it once it's live. The Groups feature will help elevate the great information you post even more and help you communicate more directly with the people interested in those subjects. By following Groups, you can customize your Patch experience and choose what you want to see in addition to the news I deliver to you or feature on the site and in the daily newsletter. I'm looking forward to taking this journey with you on not my Patch, not your Patch, but OUR Patch. Thanks for reading! Jessie Sawyer Editor, Avon Patch


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