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Thanks Annapolis, Though It's Time to Ramble On

I am stepping down as editor of Greater Annapolis Patch and Historic Annapolis Patch as my family prepares to move to Florida.

I don’t want to say this is farewell, but it is a goodbye.

Friday is my last day as editor of Greater Annapolis Patch and Historic Annapolis Patch.

Foremost I want to thank you for reading. But more than that, for embracing, interacting and sharing.

I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a little myself over the past year, but the heart of Patch has always been about you and the community we live in. You don’t need me to tell you how great of a community Annapolis is. All I have done is help you connect and interact more with it.

Throughout my career I’ve always strived to keep the community at the core of my coverage—the stories are about you, not me. It’s an old adage, but I’ve always liked to think I simply hold up a mirror, for better or worse.

I’ve lived in Hillsmere for only about six years and have been an editor with Patch since January 2011. I've known and worked with many of you for several years before that during my time at The Capital.

My wife is a Naval officer and we moved here when she was assigned to teach at the Naval Academy. We were fortunate that her current position allowed us to remain here.

And now, in a story many of you are more than familiar with, we are once again changing duty stations. We are gearing up for a move to Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida. I’ve never been there, but I’ve been told that as hot as I may think Annapolis summers have been, I ain’t seen nothing yet.

But like I said, this is not intended to be farewell, just a goodbye. We plan on our journeys eventually bringing us back to Annapolis.

And when they do, I look forward to once again sharing in your stories.

Thanks again and talk to you soon.

Chesapeake Children's Museum March 23, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Good Luck John! I know exactly what you go through with each move as my husband is Navy as well. It's fun and a challenge at the same time. Anastasia Trent Chesapeake Children's Museum
Janet Norman March 24, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Thanks for your excellent coverage of what matters to us in this town, John. We appreciate the many long hours to get the full story.... fair winds and following seas to your Navy family....
Barb Cantor March 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Thanks John for doing such a good job for our area and for being so responsive to individuals and groups who wanted some recognition/publoicity. Best wishes for you and the family settling in Jacksonville.
Joe Van Deuren March 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Best to you John. Thank you for all you have done in the Annapolis community.
Wendi Winters March 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Fair winds and following seas John, to you and your family.
Jared Littmann March 24, 2012 at 12:35 PM
John, Thank you for your coverage to local events and issues. You will be missed by many. Best wishes to you and your family in moving and getting settled. Jared
Donna L. Cole March 24, 2012 at 04:57 PM
All the best John! It was fun while it lasted :)
Sean O'Neill March 24, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Good luck to and your family on your new adventures!

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