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Ulster County, New York
published by First Connections, Inc.


(unless otherwise noted, all phone #s are in 845 area code)




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MISSION


To provide a helpful, one-stop, and user-friendly community resource for anyone living in or vising the Ulster County, New York area.


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SERVICES OFFERED


TheCommunityGuide.net offers a multi-media approach to marketing the community and its businesses & services. Advertising Opportunities include:

•   Inclusion of information on this website.

•   Networking opportunities through postings on our E-newsletters, which are disseminated monthly to over 2200 individuals and businesses.

•   Inclusion of information in our print brochures.

•   Sponsorship Opportunities.
 

For addiitonal details, contact Gail, 679-0569, info@firstcx.com.


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TESTIMONIALS


Here's what people are saying about TheCommunityGuide.net

"I value the wealth of community-oriented information Gail Kandel provides on THECOMMUNITYGUIDE.NET.  The guide makes it easier to know what resources are available throughout the small communities that make up our region.  I find information that I don't find other places.  Thank you, TheCommunityGuide!" 

Babs Moley, Owner, River Rock Health Spa, Woodstock

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The value of a print publication, or web site can be judged by the quality of their information. The Community Guide in print and on-line holds an important role in the community, bringing valuable information to its readers that would otherwise be difficult to access. One of the things that binds a community is shared information and that is exactly what the Guide speaks to. As an informational resource, the Guide is unsurpassed. It is and will continue to be a privilege to be an advertiser.
Judy Lewis
HudsonValleyWeddings.com

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Dear Community Guide Readers,

I am so happy for the opportunity to applaud Gail's efforts.

My hypnosis workshops have consistently appeared in The Community Guide e-newsletters intact; My name spelled correctly, my phone number, email and web addresses all there! If you have had any experience with events calendars, you can appreciate this phenomenon.

I am always running into people who tell me they saw my listings in this e-letter. People actually remember that they saw the events listed here!

- Gail, you are doing a great job.

Sincerely,
Frayda Kafka cht
www.CallTheHypnotist.com
info@CallTheHypnotist.com

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At various times, I've posted several items in Networking with the Community Guide

E-Newsletter and have always received an excellent response. Thanks, Gail Kandel.

Sue Story, owner ClutterBusters

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HISTORY


First Connections, Inc.
, also initially known as The Welcome Connection, was originally established in 1999 as the area's premier welcoming service for new residents of northern Ulster County.

At that time, our resource guide was published to assist new residents with information about the area.  Approximately 700 guides were produced annually and distributed primarily through closings at real estate offices, apartment complexes and mortgage companies. 

Many newcomers (especially parents) called to inquire about other services and resources available.  It soon became apparent that a comprehensive resource of schools, lessons & instructions, birthday parties, community information, etc. would be very helpful to the community at large. 

The publication has evolved over the years, to reflect the needs of the community.  In 2003, the first print edition of the Community & Family Guide was published and thousands of guides were distributed throughout all of Ulster County.  In 2004, the resource simply became known as... The Community Guide, and in 2006 the website name - TheCommunityGuide.net - became the primary title for the print guide, and is now used in all current marketing efforts.



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PUBLISHER  and FOUNDER


GAIL KANDEL

As a young adult living and working within the hustle and bustle of NYC, Gail Kandel enjoyed coming up to the Catskill region to relax, experience the beauty of the area, and breathe!  She and her husband had the opportunity to move to Ulster County in 1982.  Gail later founded 'The Welcome Connection' which helped to welcome other new residents to the community.   After many inquiries about the community, she founded and became President of First Connections, Inc. which now publishes TheCommunityGuide.net, a unique resource for all community members to enjoy.  Gail and hubby now live in West Hurley, and are the proud parents of 3 fabulous kids.

679-0569  info@firstcx.com



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ARTWORK IN THE PRINT EDITIONS



SUMMER/FALL 2006 PRINT EDITION,

ARTWORK ON THE FRONT COVER, and ILLUSTRATIONS WITHIN INTERIOR PAGES:

ANN MALAVET

The front cover displays Ann's interpretation of Ulster County's community. The original illustration is rendered in acrylic. 

Also included within the print guide are three scratchboard illustrations, created specifically for The Community Guide. 

Ann Malavet is an emerging artist and enjoys many forms of artistic media. Look for the latest in Ann's work online at www.annmalavet.com.

She can be contacted at ann@annmalavet.com or (917) 701-9848.


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2004 AND 2005 PRINT EDITIONS,
ARTWORK ON THE FRONT COVER, and ILLUSTRATIONS WITHIN INTERIOR PAGES:

STACIE FLINT


Stacie is a recognized artist of expressionist oil and giclee prints. Her unique narratives depict humorous, vibrantly colorful, everyday life.

The front cover othe 2004 print issue displays a detail of "Yoo-Hoo", from Stacie Flint's original oil painting. Also included within the print guide are four whimsical line illustrations, created specifically for The Community Guide.

The front cover of the 2005 issue displays a detail of "Dog Watch", from Stacie Flint's original oil painting. Also included within the print guide are four whimsical line illustrations, created specifically for The Community Guide.

Additionally, look for Stacie Flint's work in local galleries, as well as her illustrations in the children's book, "Ten Pigs Fiddling", written by Ron Atlas, published by Amberwood Press.

Please contact Stacie to purchase or commission, 255-2505 www.StacieFlint.com

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DISCLAIMER


Please note that while we appreciate the patronage of the Advertisers, and we encourage you to support their businesses, we would like all recipients to know that these supporters, and all listed on these pages, are independent businesses and we cannot assume any responsibility for their goods or services rendered. We urge you to perform your own due diligence before transacting any business with any of them or relying on any of their expertise. In addition, while every effort has been made to assure the accuracy and dependability of all materials on the website and in the printed materials, it is expressly limited by and subject to errors, omissions and changes. No representations or warranties are intended herein. The liability of this publication is hereby limited and users hereby assume all normal risks.


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