Martha's Vineyard Patch is in for a treat!

A welcome post for a new Editor.

Soon, a person will be returning to their roots on Martha's Vineyard. They have many roots in many places, but often speak fondly of your Island.

Louisa Hufstader is on her way across country in a car heading east, accompanied by a dear friend and felines. She has left Napa and her post as editor of Napa Valley Patch to return to Martha's Vineyard. She will be your new Editor.

You will love this woman and her ecclectic style, as we have loved her on the West Coast. She will be fair and unbiased, willing to review opinions other than her own and accepting new perspectives as long as they demonstrate some validity. If you are willing to post under your real name and not hide behind a nom de plume Louisa will grant you her utmost respect, even if she doesn't agree with you. She and I agree that there is no better way to enjoy our right to free speech than to publicly put our name on our opinions and beliefs.

Napa Valley Patch has a new Editor, and it always takes time to become accustomed to new people and things. I have faith that Keri Brenner will do her best job for us in Napa, but our Patch (and our town, as well) has lost a bit of sparkle as we send one of our gems to you.

From sunsets over the Pacific to sunrises over the Atlantic, I wish Louisa Hufstader the best of luck and prosperity in her new home.  

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Michael West February 06, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Welcome, Louise. Sure you know what you're getting into?
Jason Peringer February 07, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Welcome... home? ;-)
Stacy "The Spaceman" Reyes February 07, 2013 at 09:31 PM
I must say Martha's Vineyard patch is lucky to be having Louisa Hufstader back home. She will be greatly missed here in the Napa Valley. Good Luck Louisa!!!
Louisa Hufstader February 07, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Steve, I'm choking up! Thank you for your sweet and encouraging words. What a heartwarming surprise to discover this at the end of Day Seven of what is now looking like a nine-day cross-country trip instead of an eight-day one. Thank you too, Spaceman! I miss you guys already and was really touched that you came to say goodbye last week. Michael and Jason - Thanks for the welcome back. I can't wait to find out what I have been missing during my decade and a half in the wine country. Fortunately I am moving in next door to Mom who can help catch me up, and I'm looking forward to meeting you. First day on the job: Monday!
Joan S. Dentler February 07, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Keep an extra room for your West Coast Patch friends-----I've never been to the Black Dog and it's on my list. Best of luck--you'll be missed in CA!
Louisa Hufstader February 08, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Thanks, Joan! Please wish us luck finding a year-round rental in a vacation paradise — extra room or not. Islanders, we're a well-behaved couple with a well-behaved cat, if you know anyone with a place to rent to such a family.
unknownauthor February 08, 2013 at 01:52 AM
So glad you are here Louisa! Can't wait to meet you!
Pat Burke February 08, 2013 at 05:54 AM
Good luck Louisa! MV is a better place!
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau February 08, 2013 at 05:08 PM
A better place for what? Lobster? Sunrises? You got me there, have to agree with you on that.
Tot Balay February 08, 2013 at 06:03 PM
MV will certainly be a better place with Louisa there! MV is definitely not a better place for wine...unless it's been shipped in from California. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with Martha's Vineyard Patch in the months ahead. Welcome, Louisa!
Matt Jackson February 08, 2013 at 07:46 PM
We will miss you Louisa! Thanks for the fun reads!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Thank you everyone! We are so amazingly relieved to be here, literally arriving with the storm and catching the last boat before ferry service was canceled for the duration. It's quite a gale now.
Stacy "The Spaceman" Reyes February 11, 2013 at 08:04 PM
I'm glad to read that you made it safe Louisa. I have book marked M.V.P. and will be sure to check in from time to time. Orale!!!


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