Welcome to Lower Providence Patch
Greetings from Lower Providence Patch local editor Gerry Dungan
Hello, and welcome to Lower Providence Patch!
My name – Gerry Dungan, and I’m pleased to be your local local editor for this Patch.
Lower Providence Patch is an online news publication, dedicated in becoming a hub of news and information just for the residents of Lower Providence Township.
We plan on covering municipal and school board meetings, as well as everything in between. In other words, those yet-to-be told stories of what it means to live in Lower Providence.
And, one of the strongest features of Patch is that we are a completely accessible online publication, meaning you can help tell what’s going on in your town, too!
Lower Providence Patch has several free features, which we encourage you to use regularly.
Each feature is user-friendly, intuitive and could be placed at on the front page of the Lower Providence Patch site.
Here are some of those free features (click on the links to access):
- Have an event you’d like publicized? Add it to the Lower Providence Patch Community Calendar! The calendar features ongoing dates, an interactive map, links for contact and website information, as well as the opportunity to upload .pdfs and photos.
- The announcements are your place to showcase photos and videos and congratulatory words about local weddings, births and achievements.
- Are you a local expert in your field or business, and would like to impart some knowledgeable opinions and insight to the masses? Or, do you have an opinion about what’s going on in the township, say over the Lower Providence considering a new YMCA or the potential creation of a new section in town called, “Evansburg West”? Well, everyone is welcomed to have your say and share your thoughts on Lower Providence Patch’s Blog.
A Slice of Americana Heaven
Here’s just a little bit more about me: I graduated Penn State University in 2006 with a degree in Communications with a focus in Journalism, after which I went on to report for news print publications, and was happy to help launch Upper Moreland Patch in 2010.
Before all that, I grew up in Center City, Philadelphia, and, admittedly, I was not prepared for the beauty I’ve encountered in Lower Providence.
Being a life-long ‘city-boy,’ I was enamored by the long stretches of lush green spaces and actual farms, often just across the street from quiet homes and impressive new developments.
In the midst of these private lands is also a wealth of public parks.
According to Denise Walsh, Lower Providence Township’s Community Relations Coordinator, the township has abundant recreational, nature and quiet spaces.
There are several walking, hiking, biking trails in Valley Forge National Park, Evansburg State Park, the John James Auduob Center at Mill Grove, as well as the township’s own parks system.
One pleasant discovery was Hoy Park, which has a tucked-away boating ramp and fishing pier, by a scenic creek – truly a little slice of Americana heaven!
Walsh also says that Lower Providence is a great, safe place to raise families at exceptional schools.
She adds that there is a mix of history and progressive thinking among the people of Lower Providence, something I’m happy to learn firsthand, as I’m just getting to meet movers and shakers and involved residents, such as the members of the Lower Providence Concerned Citizens Association.
Needless to say, I see getting to know you all through Lower Providence Patch as another great adventure.
So, if you see me around the township, likely with my pen, pad, camera and brown fedora, feel free to say hello!
I’d be grateful to hear your story.
Have a hot news tip or just want to drop a line to say hi? E-mail Lower Providence Patch editor Gerry Dungan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-882-2813.
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