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





Mission

History

Publisher

Artwork, Print Editions

Disclaimer



MISSION


The mission of TheCommunityGuide.net is to provide a helpful, one-stop, and
user-friendly community resource for anyone living in or visiting the Ulster County, New York area and its surrounding communities.

We want to be your first connection to finding resources in the area.


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HISTORY


First Connections, Inc. 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 official name.

While much of the information is included in our online community resource at no fees, our efforts are solely supported from the generosity and foresight of our advertisers.

To support our efforts and advertise,
contact Gail for details:
845-679-0569  info@firstcx.com



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PUBLISHER  aND FOUNDER


GAIL KANDEL, PUBLISHER
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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.

845-679-0569  info@firstcx.com



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ARTWORK IN OUR PRINT EDITIONS

BROCHURES & FLYERS:

2015 Annual Brochure - Find Out What's Going On In and Around Ulster County,  NY  Great Gift Ideas, serving Ulster County, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley NY Great Gift Ideas, serving Ulster County, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley NY   

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FRONT COVER ARTWORK AND INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY LOCAL ARTIST STACIE FLINT:

2014 - It's All About Community, In & Around Ulster County, NY Festivals & Events & Community - August 2013 - Feb 2014   2013 Explore Ulster County, NY!

    

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

The front covers of several of our print issues display a detail from Stacie Flint's original oil paintings. Additionally, included within several print guides are whimsical line illustrations that Stacie created specifically for The Community Guide. We just love Stacie and her colorful and whimsical artwork!

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,
845-255-2505 www.StacieFlint.com

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SUMMER/FALL 2006 PRINT EDITION - ARTWORK ON THE FRONT COVER AND INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANN MALAVET:



The front cover of the Summer/Fall 2006 print edition 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. 

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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 publications, 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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2015 Annual Brochure - Find Out What's Going On In and Around Ulster County,  NY2014 - It's All About Community, In & Around Ulster County, NYFestivals & Events & Community - August 2013 - Feb 2014
2013 Explore Ulster County, NY!
Great Gift Ideas, serving Ulster County, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley NYGreat Gift Ideas, serving Ulster County, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley NY

 


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