Two Years Already?

Del Ray Patch launched on Sept. 8, 2010.

If you can believe it, Del Ray Patch is two years old.

On Sept. 8, 2010, this community news and information website launched featuring stories about at , the Cooking Channel’s at , and the of Commonwealth and Del Ray avenues.

Two years later, you can still get kangaroo from Steve Gatward, Liz Davis is still whipping up unique desserts and, yes, that intersection remains a point of concern for many—but at least there’s now .

Del Ray Patch is still here, too, delivering timely and important news to the community. And despite keeping a schedule that sometimes seems to defy what is possible, I’m here as well—730 days later.

So on this site’s birthday, I just wanted to take a moment and offer my gratitude to all the readers and tipsters, newsletter subscribers, contributors past and present, Twitter and Facebook followers, guest editors, bosses, coworkers, emailers, coffee shop chatterers and even a few of you comment board trolls for doing all that you do.   

Special thanks to Del Ray business owners Jill Erber and Nora Partlow for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet with me when this site was just an idea, David Fromm of the Del Ray Citizens Association for doing the same, Old Town Alexandria Patch editor Sharon McLoone for being awesome, Kevin Beekman of The Arlandrian for his eyes, ears and bicycle wheels, and Liz Mitchell for lining me up with this mostly sweet gig.


Kate Moran September 10, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Thanks for all you do for the Del Ray Drew!!! Keepin up with all the in's and out's and highlighting it all is a never ending job, and you do a great job! Del Ray was lucky to get the Patch two years ago!
NoBS September 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM
We all Drew! He puts up with we posters...


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