A Note From Your New 'Arnold Patch' Editor

In case you haven't noticed, Arnold Patch now has a new editor — Sheri Gassaway, a former Arnold resident and business owner and soon-to-be an Arnold homeowner.

Hi all! I am pleased to announce that I am the new editor of Arnold Patch.

I have been with Patch since it launched in the area in 2010. I started as a freelance writer in October 2010 covering Arnold, Fenton, High Ridge and Jefferson County news. In February, 2011, I was hired by the company as an associate local editor and was promoted to editor of Webster Groves Patch in August 2011.

I currently live in Affton, but I have a contract on a home in Arnold! I lived in Arnold from 2004 to 2009 and loved it! I always felt SAFE! When I first moved to the city, there were few big businesses in the area - the old Walmart, Shop 'n Save, the old Schnucks to mention a few. I remember seeing a lot of fields and open space — something I wasn't used to growing up in St. Louis County.

I watched Arnold grow from a small bedroom community to a mega-center for shopping — everything you need is all in one place — without the traffic congestion found in other cities! Even with all the new businesses, it's still a quiet, peaceful place to live.

If I look familiar or you've heard my name before, it's because I was very active in the community when I lived here. I joined the Arnold Chamber of Commerce when I moved to the city as SMG Communications, which was later named PR Plus. In 2005, Arnold hired my company to write its newsletters before the job was taken in-house. I also served as an advertising representative for the Arnold/Imperial edition of Around Magazine.  

For those of you that already know me, I am very outgoing and probably one of the most down-to-earth people you'll ever meet. So, if you see me at a meeting or at Starbucks (my favorite spot for a raspberry latte) or struggling in the street to get that perfect shot to go with the story of the day, please come up and say "Hey!"

Here's how to get involved with Arnold Patch!

  • Have a news tip or story suggestion? Call or text me at 314-409-1086 or email me at sheri.gassaway@patch.com
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Sheri Gassaway October 11, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Thanks Bernie! I saw the museum when I was driving through town yesterday.
John Zurbriggen October 12, 2012 at 06:05 AM
Welcome once again to our town.. I'm sure you'll do a great job! ;-)
Sheri Gassaway October 13, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Thank you John! Appreciate the kind words!
Charmaine Puttman November 03, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Hi Sheri, I have been enjoying the Patch. It gives me a way to feel more in touch with my community. I have been an Arnold resident for 23+ years and my parents bought one of the first homes in Hyde Park, off Tenbrook on Morningside. So I lived here for at least 7 years as a child. Since I am handicapable, I don't feel as in touch with my fellow citizens as I did when I volunteered at school, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. I want to thank you and the Patch for giving me the ability to once again feel like part of the community and not just someone locked in 4 walls. I hope, in some way that my comments or suggestions, tips and picture uploads.... are seen as a way to improve our city, schools and just some fun. Thanks for giving me an out. I encourage other HandiCapable or Handicapped people to check out the Patch in their area. Sheri, have you thought of contacting the hospitals and doctors to let them know you are here. I would love to talk with others that suffer physical miladies, this would be a great way to organize and share for too sick to attend meetings that are of benefit and you feel less alone. I do wish you would do an article on our treasured older citizens before we lose their stories and wisdom. They have seen how Arnold has grown and changed for the good and bad. Btw, was that Price Chopper you remember? (= Will the library let you place half size paper sheets on their info table? Anyway, Welcome Home Neighbor!
Sheri Gassaway November 05, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Charmaine, Thank you so much for contacting me! I'm so touched by your comments! My 38-year-old brother is homebound and bedridden with MS, so I understand what you are talking about. Please give me a ring or shoot me an email! I'd love to bring coffee or lunch to you and chat! 314-409-1086, sheri.gassaway@patch.com


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