10 Ways You Can Use Martha's Vineyard Patch

We've added, tweaked and changed a host of features to help you get your message out and build community connections on Martha's Vineyard. Here's how to take advantage of your very own media megaphone.

We have grown and changed since we started Martha's Vineyard Patch more than two years ago. So even if you think you know how to use Patch like a pro, here are some more tips to stay informed - and more importantly, inform others. It's all free, and it's all yours:

1. Add photos to our popular Pics and Clips Gallery . Have a great picture from your child's performance or a glorious snapshot of your favorite beach? Now you can share it with everyone else in town - and the gallery is an easy spot for your family to find it. You can add videos and YouTube links here, too.

2. Follow every step of a story. Use our follow-up feature to know when we post a new story about a topic you're vested in. Just click on the "Keep Me Posted" button at the bottom of your desired article.

Martha's Vineyard Patch is everywhere you are! Find us on your favorite social network: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates |

3. Easily tell neighbors about a great shopping or dining experience. Who better to trust with a review of a business than a neighbor? You can rate businesses - good or bad - by going to their Directory pages and sharing your thoughts.

4. Share an opinion by commenting on stories. What you think matters, so tell the rest of us what is on your mind.

5. Let us everyone know about a great story. Did you attend a fantastic PTO event or an exciting game? Write something up, take a picture and post it on Falmouth Patch.

6. Want to share your original thoughts, opinions and writing? Become an expert and a go-to source by becoming a Local Voices blogger. Click here to get started right away.

7. Post announcements for free. The old days of paying a publication to publish a wedding announcement are history! Now you can tell the town when you get married, have a baby, graduate or make the honor roll. Obituaries are also free and can be any length, with any number of photos as long as they are not under copyright by other sources.

8. Need help on a community service project? Post a call for volunteers. And if you're ready to do some good in the neighborhood, browse our volunteer listings. 

9. Give us a piece of your mind. Thank someone or let us know what you think of a topic by submitting a Letter to the Editor that we'll publish on the site.

10. Sign up for our newsletter by clicking on the "Get the Newsletter" button on the home page. Wake up and have Martha's Vineyard Patch in your email inbox with the latest, freshest news around.

We update Martha's Vineyard Patch seven times every day, seven days a week, so check back during the day and don't miss a thing! Your editor is Louisa Hufstader: louisa.hufstader@patch.com.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something