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An Editor's Farewell

Just shy of Wheaton Patch's launch anniversary, our first editor bids adieu.

By Taylor Kate Brown

On August 25, 2010, Wheaton Patch opened its doors after several months of preparation to bring community news to residents of Wheaton, Glenmont and Kemp Mill.

We got off to a quick start, including high school sports practices around town, , covering local elections and a huge development in Wheaton’s revitalization efforts.

Throughout the year, Wheaton Patch has covered tons of school events, a , the ever-popular and created a . 

As Wheaton Patch enters its second year, we’ll continue to bring high-quality, informative news to Wheaton and continue to cover the major changes in the area.

So it’s with very mixed feelings that announce I won’t be a part of this exciting new year. Starting next week, I’ll be joining the online news team at BBC’s D.C. Bureau.

It’s been a privilege to listen to the residents of Wheaton and write about what they care about. Every meeting and every walk around the Triangle surprised me with something new, and the people who live and work here have been especially generous with their time and their knowledge.

I’m just sad I didn’t get to cover the .

In the upcoming weeks, a guest editor will be taking the helm. Soon after, you’ll be introduced to a new local editor who will keep the site flourishing.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments or news tips, you can contact Regional Editor Amy Kovac-Ashley (amyk@patch.com).

I won’t be going far though, and I most certainly will be visiting in the future, if nothing else to grab a bite to eat or take a walk around . I hope you continue to read and enjoy Wheaton Patch.

Emil Farkwarp August 09, 2011 at 01:37 PM
Brava, and thanks for the great work!
John Jinkins August 09, 2011 at 02:09 PM
Taylor, under your tenure Wheaton Patch has developed into a great asset for the community. You'll be missed. Best of luck in your new position, I'm sure we will be seeing good things from you. John Jinkins
Kristen Walker Painemilla August 09, 2011 at 07:13 PM
Taylor, best of luck!! Bravo!
Jeannette August 09, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Taylor, you will truly be missed in Wheaton. You're always there and alert to the news, and then bring the Wheaton news into our homes. I don't think I quote the Washington Post as much as I quote The Wheaton Patch, and that's because of your fine reporting on behalf of our beloved Wheaton! The BBC is fortunate to have you. Best of luck to you, and hope to see you back from time to time. Jeannette Feldner
Jessica McFadden August 10, 2011 at 12:43 PM
Good bye to a wonderful Editor, and best of luck in your next journey!!
Malcolm Wilson August 10, 2011 at 01:29 PM
good luck and thanks for covering my hometown!
Steve Simon August 10, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Best wishes in your exciting new endeavor, Taylor! You did a great job of covering Wheaton. You were so consistently present at meetings to keep track of redevelopment plans that I am fairly sure the minutes would reflect a few times when the committees were not paying attention and allowed you to cast a vote! Take good care.
Judy Davis August 10, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Taylor, congratulations on your new, exciting position! You have been a fantastic editor, and thanks for introducing me to Wheaton Patch. Best wishes. Judy Davis, League of Women Voters of Montgomery County
Margarete Levy August 11, 2011 at 10:49 PM
Thank you for being the one who ushered the Wheaton Patch into the world of the Wheaton community so successfully. You made it a necessary site to read and share information. Although we'll miss you here, we wish you continued success with the BBC, and anywhere you go. I recently retired from Wheaton Library (Mother Goose retires not expires), and know how useful it has been to inform patrons of your site. After your leadership, the next editor will certainly be able to continue on comfortably using you as a model. By the way, the Wheaton Library manager, Fran Ware, has been moved to manager of Silver Spring Library, while the new management at Wheaton Library is Diane Whitaker and Daniel Beavin. (Dan Beavin started at Wheaton Library years ago, was moved to usher in the new ..from the old..Rockville Library, and then moved again to engineer the project which will create the New Silver Spring Library from the current one.) Dan spearheaded the Mont Co Library System presence in the MoCo Thanksgiving Parade every year. Perhaps the Wheaton Community will jump onto the float, too! In any case, Taylor, please consider a guest article here & there. --Best wishes to you ( & the Wheaton Patch )- Margarete Levy/ Mother Goose

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