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Goodbye, Bowie Patch

After a year as the Bowie local editor, it's time to sign off.

Launching Bowie Patch was a huge challenge. When I started with Patch in July of last year, I was fresh out of school at Towson University and eager to jump into community journalism head first.

We built a digital directory of the community, and on Sept. 28, 2010, and I started my career as an editor and journalist. Since then, I've had the opportunity to cover a huge variety of happenings from , to , and .

I've had the pleasure of working with a great group of people here at Patch. The support staff and other local editors of Bowie's neighboring sites have been instrumental in the success of Bowie Patch, and I can't thank them enough for all of the support and guidance over the past year.

I am also very grateful for all of the interactions I've had with people in the community while out covering stories. While it may seem like a small gesture, hearing that people "love the Patch" or that they read it every day goes a long way in making the long hours seem worth it. Thank you all for your kind words, news tips, submissions and especially your patience while we tried to do something that's never been done before.

Signing off,

Josh Flynn

Sandy Short December 01, 2011 at 01:47 AM
Josh, as a citizen of Bowie, I have enjoyed your work and the patch. Best of luck to you on your future endeavors. You seem dedicated, persistent and talented...my bet is you'll go far...don't forget us little people in Bowie when you make it big. :)
carisa chappell December 01, 2011 at 03:37 AM
We'll miss you Josh, you did a great job with Patch!
Valerie Ormond December 01, 2011 at 03:44 AM
Thanks, Josh, for your work and commitment to the Bowie Patch. From one Towson graduate to another, I wish you the best in your future.
Tyler Waldman December 01, 2011 at 05:01 AM
Congratulations Josh, and thanks for everything.
Sam Fatzinger December 01, 2011 at 12:14 PM
God bless your future Josh, you have been a great guy to work with!!!
Mimi Rauck December 01, 2011 at 03:55 PM
Good luck in the future, Josh! Job well done!
Matt Cruz December 01, 2011 at 04:31 PM
Josh is AWESOME! I'm going go miss him being the editor!
Olivia Obineme December 02, 2011 at 04:27 AM
Loved your work! Great things are in your future for sure :)

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