It seems like just yesterday I was writing my own goodbyes (").
This week, Oakton and Vienna Editor Nicole Trifone also announced she was leaving to pursue another job in journalism (you can read her full "Farewell to Oakton" here).
"My time with Patch ... has been incredible. I've learned so much about journalism and its importance in communities often ignored," Trifone wrote in the note.
We wish her the best and will miss her as a good neighbor and friend for the past two years.
What does this mean for Vienna's little corner of the Patch world?
I'm back -- partially, for now. I'll be steering the site until we find a longterm editor for Vienna. With me will be some friendly faces you might recognize from neighboring towns: Lauren Sausser from McLean, Karen Goff from Reston, Leslie Perales from Herndon and Whitney Rhodes from Fairfax City, and of course, some of our dedicated freelance reporters and photographers.
You can, as always, email me at erica.hendry at patch.com with any news tips, story ideas, suggestions, hellos, or whatever is on your mind. (You can also submit a news tip to vienna at patch.com).
It's good to be back -- though I just missed the holiday stroll, I'm looking forward to walking down Church Street, Maple Ave and Center Street again soon.