I don't mean to brag, but Napa Valley Patch has got a great group of bloggers.
- Michael Haley's posts on local politics, land use and traffic are always thought-provoking and lead to further conversations in the comments section. His latest is Retail and Napa Pipe.
- Dan Monez — who, like Haley, was a candidate for county supervisor two years ago — also jumped in recently with What to expect after "Decision 2012."
- Mary Richardson's photo blog gives us a daily glimpse of the colorful world she captures with her camera.
- Scott Yeager shares his music and movie tips, often with videos, in his Sound and Vision blog: See Martin Scorsese Turns 70 for a recent post.
- Napa photographer Tony Flores contributed an extensive essay about the new Century cinema: Finally! Napa's New Movie Theater Opens
- Elizabeth Stokkebye's Calistoga blog gives us a welcome Upvalley viewpoint.
- Arts advocate Ann Trinca uses our Local Voices platform to get the word out: Call to Crafters! ECHO gallery.
- Chino Yip, when he has time, keeps us up to date on what's happening in county parks.
- Christine Scioli blogs about wine: Women and Wine profiles two Napa Valley vintners.
- Knitter extraordinaire Susan Blake shares her adventures as an indefatigable volunteer in posts like From the Heart of Napa Valley meets DAR.
- And then there's my Dad, who contributed more than 80 posts chronicling the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Ago Today: At the Threshold of Nuclear War.
These are just some of our most active bloggers, but there's plenty of room for more viewpoints in our Local Voices section.
Do you have a cause to promote, a team to boost or an opinion to share? Just click the "Start a blog" button on our home page or right here, and you're on your way to reaching thousands of Napa Valley Patch readers and newsletter subscribers. It's as easy as that: Your post goes live as soon as you click "submit."
American Canyon residents are also welcome: Even though our directory and editorial coverage haven't yet been extended to the whole county, an American Canyon blog would help show Patch management that the city should be included.
Blog as often or as little as you wish. Mary posts her photos daily, but other bloggers might only use the platform from time to time or even just once to promote a special event.
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