Finalists will receive $500 toward their electric bill, and one grand prize winner will get $100,000 for their public schools. Wouldn't it be nice if it was Elmhurst District 205?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Have you decorated your house for the holidays yet? It's time for our "Deck the House" contest, and you could win $100,000 for local schools and $500 to pay your electric bills.
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page between Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, then one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 toward the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. So, what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to get your holiday decorations …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
It's a great way to keep up with news of the day.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Where the conversation continues.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Check us out and join the discussion on Facebook for a little different take on Elmhurst news.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Not a major overhaul, but hopefully a little more user-friendly. Let us know what you think in the comments.
No, you're not losing it. Elmhurst Patch looks a little different today. We did a quick, visual nip and tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score: While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our mission. We hope you'll let us know what you think of our tweaks. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, or offer a comment below.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Managing your own listing on Patch Places will allow you to better promote your business and inform Elmhurst Patch readers.
Before Elmhurst Patch launched in Sept. 2010, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. The result is Patch Places, a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for spots around town. All Patch users can add events taking place at local spots, rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. To own your Patch listing: You must be a registered user. If you already are, make sure you're logged in. If you aren't, click "join" on the upper right corner of the page and create a user name and password. Now that you're logged in, go to the Places …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The Patch Newsletter and smart phone apps are great ways for young scholars to keep up with news back home.
There are two great ways to help your college student stay in touch with hometown news. Sign your student up for a Patch newsletter, and let them know about adding the Patch apps for iPhone and Android phones. Did we mention it's all free? Your family scholar can keep up with local news, including the wide variety of events going on at their high schools and in their communities back home. Besides, we want to stay connected to some of our most loyal readers. Simply visit Elmhurst Patch and sign up college-bound students for the newsletter (you'll find the button at the top of the homepage). For more on our smart phone apps: Good luck to all college bound students. Visit often!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Sharp-eyed Patch readers may have noticed a change or two on the site recently–and there's more on the way. For now, check out "Places."
We recently launched a new look for our local listings pages and changed the name from "Directory" to "Places" on our navigation bar. You'll notice on our Places page an increase in featured local listings as well as an easier way to rate and review listings you have visited. Here are a few things to check out: We hope you enjoy the new Places page and use it to learn more about the community. We'd love to hear your feedback. Please e-mail email@example.com with your thoughts.