Goodbye and Thank You

Woodbridge Patch and Lake Ridge-Occoquan Patch are sticking around, but I am moving on.

Dear readers,

It's with mixed feelings that I announce that Dec. 6 is my last day working with Patch. I've been working here since April of 2011, and though it's time for me to move on, I'm going to miss my colleagues and my readers as I take my next step.

I started out with Lake Ridge-Occoquan Patch in 2011, and I've been running Woodbridge Patch since July of 2012. Since arriving at Patch, I've covered hurricanes, floods, and even an earthquake. Aside from natural disasters, I've also had the privilege of covering local school, development, and business news. Potomac Town Center has expanded rapidly in the last couple of years, and the renovations at Potomac Mills Mall are ongoing. And getting to cover Occoquan small business news was nearly always pure joy. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to fall in love with the best small town in the country.

I'm lucky enough to call many of my readers my friends and I hope to see you around. I'll still be in the area, and I'll still haunt the streets of Occoquan, although I don't think I'll make it into local ghost lore any time soon. And thank you again to everyone who read and engaged with my stories. It's been a pleasure working with you. 

Your editor,

Connie Moser December 05, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Woodbridge Patch and Lake Ridge Patch will definitely miss you, Rachel! (I'm glad you are staying local, though :-)
Rich Anderson December 05, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Best of luck and Godspeed, Rachel. Thanks for your great service to our community...and see you around Occoquan! Rich Anderson
Mary Stachyra Lopez December 06, 2013 at 12:33 PM
I wish you the best of luck, Rachel! It was a pleasure working with you over the last few years. You've done a great job with Woodbridge and Lake Ridge Patch.
Rachel Leon (Editor) December 06, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Thank you all! :)
Nancy Schmidt Kyme December 06, 2013 at 03:35 PM
You will be greatly missed. I know you will do well in your next adventure. Best Regards!


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