Dear Gulfport Patch Readers,
It is with great sadness that I report to you that my last day at Patch will be Oct. 15. As part of a re-organization at Patch, my position as local editor has been eliminated.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, gracious community invitations, in-depth story ideas, constructive criticisms and encouraging words.
When I launched Gulfport Patch in December 2010, I had no idea this city would embrace me, but you did. . . you all did. I'll miss introducing you to new business owners, snapping pictures at awesome community events and setting up the Gulfport Patch tent at local festivals in town.
Most of all, I will miss working side by side with all of you. When I stomped through knee-deep water during Tropical Storm Debby and chased down tornado damage again when Tropical Storm Andrea targeted Gulfport, I had community members calling, sending emails, photos and videos of flooded streets, downed trees and building damage. You all covered the city's biggest issues alongside me and I thank you for that!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these last two and a half years as much as I have. If you’d like to stay in touch, please contact me at email@example.com before Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., and I’ll give you my personal email address.
You may also stay up-to-date on my Personality Facebook Page.
As many of you know, my husband, Robert and I are expecting our first child, a baby boy, on or before November 6! We are extremely excited and want to thank everyone for your support throughout my pregnancy.
At this time, you can continue using this site to distribute information and photos to the community. I hope you keep on sharing your nature pictures, telling your neighbors about local programs, yard sales, and restaurant deals, and debating about redevelopment, tourism and expansion in the city.
Thank you, Gulfport!