Farewell from Your Editor

It's been a momentous journey serving as your editor for the past two years.

When Kennesaw Patch first launched in November of 2010, I had no idea just how much this city and its people would change and shape me as a journalist, a writer and a person.

I grew up in the area and attended Kennesaw Mountain High School. But it wasn't until I moved away and then returned to the community to work for Patch that I truly began to experience the place with a sense of purpose, curiosity and passion.

After nearly two years as your editor, Kennesaw really does feel like home.

That's why it is with both excitement and regret that I announce today is my last day as your Kennesaw Patch editor. I have decided to move on to other opportunities, but I will hold the lessons and memories I gathered along this journey dear to my heart.

I've seen a city . I've watched Kennesaw State University lead the way transition into civilian life. I've met outstanding people who help the community around them through selfless acts. They have , , , and and

I've gotten to know people in ways that a written story can never completely capture. These are people who are admirable yet flawed and all the more interesting for it. A , and yes, are just some of the people who have willingly shared their stories with me.

I have even shared a little of my own story by

I could go on and on, but the point is this. I have truly enjoyed serving as your editor and hope I've done so to the best of my ability. I hope I've helped provide an informative, trustworthy and needed service to the community I love. This isn't goodbye, Kennesaw.

I'll be seeing you around town.

Lindsey Davidson July 20, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Patch will miss you.
April Saine July 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Thank you and I wish you well on your journey.
Amanda Phillips July 20, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Thanks so much for everything you've done for our little city!
Cherie K. Miller July 20, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Gaetana - you've been an awesome editor for the Kennesaw Patch. You will be missed.
E M GREEN July 20, 2012 at 06:27 PM
You will be missed Gaetana! Good luck on your future endeavors.
Kristi Vinson July 20, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Thank you for everything Gaetana! Best of success.
Debra Williams July 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Gaetana, I wish you much success in your next venture and know that you will do amazingly in it. You have been a joy getting to know and work with, and while Kennesaw Patch will miss you we'll hold your dedication and love for our city close to our hearts. God Bless you and your family on this extraordinary journey.
Joan Barnes July 21, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Gaetana, I enjoyed reading your work on Patch and wish you all the best in your new role.
Cris Eaton Welsh July 21, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Gaetana, it has been wonderful to get to know you the last couple of years and to see you blossom in the Kennesaw community. I know you will still be around and I truly appreciate the introduction to Rodney. Much love and success to you as you continue on your journey.
Robert Jones July 21, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Best wishes in your future pursuits
Bill July 21, 2012 at 11:44 PM
About 3 months ago there seemed to be a change at Kennesaw Patch. Prior to that it was easy for readers to post/coment. It seemed to be 'user friendly'. After this tweek I couldn't figure out how to get something posted. I pretty much stopped trying and also cut way down on how many times I would look at Patch. In my opinion Patch changed for the worst about 3 months ago. Also it isn't as interesting as it once was. You need to do a better job or those of us who look in will find other more interesting sites. Bill Harris
Joe Bozeman July 22, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Gatana, I wish you the best. Good luck in your new ventures.
Mrs Lyon July 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Gaetana, Thank you for your gracious self and wonderful contributions, It has been a pleasure getting to know you, watching you nurture, grow and thrive. We thank you for it all - Honor, Integrity, Sincerity. We all appreciate you, care and wish you all the Best!


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