Ellie Robyns
From Stepping Out to Step Mom
I was a single woman for a long time, enjoying a great lifestyle with dual careers as a recruiter AND travel
writer. Free time and evenings were often spent with my small and  offbeat family or good friends and
good drinks. Ok, maybe I didn’t have that many drinks and I did spend many nights at home alone, but I
promise I was happy doing nothing ALONE.
I rarely subscribed to the modern day single woman’s ideology and statements. Statements such as : “I don’
t need a man to complete me, and I can take care of myself.” It was a given to me that I was self-sufficient
and probably have been since a very young age, enhanced by the fact that my parents
divorced when I was 8.

Alhough I considered myself a happy and independent woman, I still wanted a husband and family. When I finally met the man
I'd fall in love with and marry, I didn't anticipate he would come as a package deal which meant instant stepmom status for me,
yahhh!
And I had no idea what I was doing. Or did I? Did I learn from my mother who raised us in large part on her own? Did my
training as a clinical social worker help me understand the needs of both children from
divorced families as well as the needs
of woman who gets married later in life and seeks balance as not to lose sight of her past completely?
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Nina Mistier  
Believe
Do you wish on stars and birthday candles?  Do you make wishes on wishing flowers and blow them out to the
universe?  Do you take a moment each day to give thanks for what you have and what you want to have?  As
Thanksgiving approaches we are reminded to be thankful for all we have; our homes, families, pets, friends, health,
clothes, food, a job and the ability to endure tough times in life and know we will successfully come through the other
side better than we were before.

Life is sometimes so busy, stressful and overwhelming that we run through each day without enjoying any part of it or
feeling love for a precious person in your day.  It is so important to be conscious and present in each moment as we go
through our day and know that each experience good or bad is part of who we are, what we are feeling and calling into
our lives.  If you notice more unhappy moments than happy, loving moments, maybe you need to pay attention to how
you feel and what you are giving out.  Happiness brings happiness and negativity draws negativity; it is actually physics.
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Kick Ass Feminism
By Jani Anandh

The recent years have seen a number of films that feature a certain type of female that falls
under the category known as “kick-ass”: physically strong, foul-mouthed, leather-clad, high
heeled footwear, and not to mention, sexy. Take for instance Scarlett Johansson’s Black
Widow from The Avengers, Angelina Jolie’s character in Salt,
Angelina Jolie’s character in
Wanted, or any female character from Sin City (graphic novel as well as film).......
Nina Mistier Get Grounded
Get Grounded
By Nina Mistier

There are so many things in life which we have no control over and that can sometimes get to
the core of who we are and rattle us. A diagnosis of a medical condition given to you or
someone you love, a partner in a relationship who is irrational and out of control, a move, a
divorce, losing a job, a home or loss of a loved one.
These are some of the things that happen in life. The question is “how do we deal with them if
they come our way?”
The options are to become filled with anxiety and feel yourself spiraling
out of control which only makes things worst or to maintain control of the only thing you
always have control over........
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Westwood Guest Cottage is beautifully situated amidst surrounding
woods on a quiet country road on the hill above the historic village of Unadilla.
Unadilla was settled around 1770 by Europeans and far earlier by Native American peoples at
the confluence of the Susquehanna and Unadilla rivers
where the village of Sidney is now located
Discover the magic of the Western Catskills in historic central NY known as the Central
Leatherstocking District
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Bristol Views B & B Naples NY
Nestled in the Bristol Hills, overlooking the southern end of Canandaigua Lake, Bristol Views Bed and
Breakfast offers a relaxing get-away. Located on scenic County Road 12 in Naples, NY you will enjoy
the beautiful vistas of the lake, vineyards, and Naples Valley. Guests will experience one of New York’s
finest areas, the New York Finger Lakes Region, and all it has to offer. Bristol Views is an excellent place
to start and end the Finger Lakes experience
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The New York House Sharon Springs NY
The New York House
Kelly and Bruce Button have entered the hospitality arena full-time, but each has had
previous experience in the industry.
Kelly has managed a Holiday Inn Express and Bruce’s
parents bought a motel when he was a teenager.
Bruce is still working in the publishing and trade show field and Kelly’s first career was in adult care
. They now enjoy the wide variety of diversity found in their new careers as innkeepers. Bruce
grew up in the town of Sharon in Schoharie County .
Kelly spent her childhood in southern New Jersey on the shore . Her family lived in Navisink and
spent summers showing horses .
Kelly was the New Jersey State Equestrian in 1984.
The Inn At Woodstock Hill Woodstock CT Travel
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Cherry Creek Inn B & B Cherry Creek NY Travel
Arborview House B & B Northfork LI Travel
Lewis House Saratoga Springs NY Travel
A Comfort Woods Vacation Rental Ithaca NY
A Comfort Woods
Our Cooperstown guesthouse, with its large sheltered
patio is a relaxing place on the side of Panther Mt. with
great views to the west. Sunsets are fantastic!
Cooperstown Contact: Email:
a.comfort.woods@gmail.com

Our Ithaca guesthouse is a lovely quaint home nestled in
the woods with the sounds of wood thrush songs and
cool breezes and whispering pines. Ithaca Contact: Email:
cheradance@gmail.com
The Gateways Inn Lenox Massachusetts Berkshire Travel
The Gateways Inn
Let the Gateways Inn take you to another time and
place. The incomparable elegance of the Procter
mansion, infused with the charm and hospitality of
Innkeepers Michele & Eiran Gazit will surely enchant
you.  Located in the heart of
Lenox, Massachusetts,
in the Berkshire Hills,
the Gateways Inn offers a
perfect getaway for any occasion.
New Beginnings
The Next Chapter
By: Nina Mistier
Happy New Year!  This is a time when we start over; a new year, a new moon a new beginning.  
This is the next chapter of your life story.  I remember as a child, I would feel my life was
determined by fate, by luck, by destiny and I would hope that good things would happen.  When I
was a teenager, my mother told me that I had some control over my life and what could happen
next.  I needed to understand that each one of us writing a story and in each chapter is characters,
events and outcomes. As one chapter ends and a new one begins, I could change the characters and
outcomes and make it the way I would like.
If there were someone in chapter 2 that caused a great deal of unhappiness I could choose to
change what happens in chapter 3 or 4.  When I chose to view life in that way I felt
empowered, not stuck.  
The Pillars Of Plainfield B & B Plainfield NJ Travel
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OPossum Hollow Bed and Breakfast  Adirondacks Tug Hill NY Travel
All Things Beautiful Bed and Breakfast Adirondacks Travel
All Things Beautiful B & B Chrogan NY
Located in the charming village of Croghan, All Things Beautiful Bed & Breakfast brings
you to the foothills of the Adirondacks. After enjoying a hearty breakfast and a sound
sleep in this comfortable Victorian home you may take a short stroll to any of the nearby
attractions. The American Maple Museum and the Historical Railroad Museum offer a rich
history of the area. To choose from are many eateries and specialty stores ranging from
an old fashioned ice cream parlor
, a local chocolate shop, a meat market famous
for its Croghan Bologna to diners offering home style meals and an Italian
restaurant with pizza and wings.
Opossum Hollow Bed and Breakfast Adironadacks
Welcome to Opossum Hollow B & B
"Quiet, Relaxing on the Banks of the Black River."
We are located in the Adirondacks Tughill region of New York State, near the
forever wild area of upper NY state. With a water falls within view and
hearing distance,
the Opossum Hollow Bed & Breakfast offers a unique
get-a-way lodging experience. Our area offers many out door
recreational activities from summer canoeing, hiking to snowmobiling
in the winter months.
The Curtis House Travel Woodbury CT
The Curtis House Inn
Located in picturesque Woodbury, Connecticut (CT’s antique capital), in the
foothills of Western Connecticut’s beautiful Berkshires, The Curtis House Inn is
Connecticut’s oldest inn and an exceptional venue for relaxing, lodging, dining,
and/or celebrating those special events.  We offer a variety of quaint guest rooms,
spacious dining/banquet rooms, a warm and inviting pub and a rich history.

Over the years, The Curtis House Inn has brought comforts to many weary
travelers and vacationers alike.  From the warm bed stones hanging on the lobby
fireplace to today’s wireless internet service, The Curtis House tries to offer
visitors “Every
Modern Comfort, Every Ancient Charm.”  With canopied beds....
Descente Lodge Travel Lake Placid Vacation Rental
Descente Lodge
DeScente Lodge is located on Riverside Drive, just 4 miles outside of the village of Lake Placid, and 5 miles
from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. The property includes the Lodge, which is set back from the road 300
yards, a large front yard, and access to the Ausable River just across the road.   The Lodge has a large modern
kitchen, large dining room, and living room, with a fireplace that opens to both living and dining areas. Its six
bedrooms and three bathrooms offer a perfect spot for a group to get away for a ski, golf, hiking, or fishing
trip. Ideal for a large extended family group as well. It's not a hotel; it's a home. Have fun during the day,
gather back at the house for social time; then cook dinner as a group or go out to one of the many excellent
restaurants in nearby Lake Placid, Saranac Lake or Wilmington.
PH: 315.573.3687
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The Stone Quarry House Ithaca NY Travel
The Stone Quarry House
Welcome to the Stone Quarry House, a collection of rooms and bungalows nestled
in the hills just two miles east of Ithaca
Located just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College, Stone Quarry
house is also convenient to downtown Ithaca and many beautiful walking trails
through Ithaca's gorges.
Whether you are here for a day or a month, Stone Quarry House is the place to
stay.
Take a look at our new weekly special and plan your summer getaway. Jump on
this reduced rate to enjoy Ithaca's gorges, state parks, and countless hiking trails.
Sapsucker Woods Bird Sanctuary and the Cornell Plantations, some of the most
beautifully walks in
Ithaca, are just minutes from Stone Quarry House.
Fine Artist Carlos Madrid
Somewhere In Time Vacation Rental New York
Diamond Point Lodge Vacation Rental New York
Diamond Point Lodge Vacation Rental New York
Diamond Point Lodge Vacation Rental New York
Somewhere In Time  / Diamond Point Lodge
Somewhere in Time pays tribute to the elegance and grace of an earlier era. This grand home bids guests to
come in, relax and enjoy the comfort of this Victorian beauty. Located 4 miles north of Lake George, this
lovely B&B is nestled on four acres of lush, manicured grounds with formal garden and Fountain.You'll find
yourself able to relax with a good book, cozy up by a crackling fire, or play a game of billiards. Spending the
day antiquing, shopping, or exploring everything the beautiful Adirondack and Lake George region has to
offer. Night life in the village is awesome and the dining is wonderful!!! Six elegant and spacious bedrooms
are decorated in period furnishings, and encourage you to leave the world behind.
PH: 860 604-6996
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The Deer Ridge Lodge Lake Otsego  Coopperstown NY
The Deer Ridge Lodge
The Deer Ridge Lodge On Lake Otsego is located in the lovely community of
Cooperstown, New York. Your stay in Cooperstown will be on 2.6 acres of land,
218 feet of waterfront property, and a magnificent "turn-of-the-century" home that
was completely renovated in 2003. Exclusively for your rental is this eleven room
house featuring three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, laundry facilities, living room
and dining area with lake views, family room, tea room and a “great” room with
cathedral ceiling.  Spacious rooms impeccably decorated await your arrival.
You
will share your stay with several deer that often bed beneath the trees just
feet from the house. ......
Chal Chilli Asian Fusion Cuisine124 Lexington Avenue NYC
Dining
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Chal Chilli
Entrepreneurial Spirit, Passion, theres no substitute or greater feeling
than bringing an idea or a dream to life.
Working hard and watching your project flourish and grow right in front of your eyes.

Being a great lover of all things delicious and delectable, and taking pride in finding the
restaurants
that serve this fine and fabulous fare, I am happy to report that our newest find
"Chal Chilli" located at 124 Lexington Avenue between 28th and 29th street
NYC, is just this kind of place.
Sutra NYC
Rastafari!! security stepped to up and whispered  
to me this word as if it was the password and my
response would determine how the rest of of my
evening would turn out, I could feel what he was
saying deep in my soul as the heavy beat
hypnotized me. This past Sunday night I was
feeling adventurous after spending some time with
some beautiful artists on the lower East Side Of
Manhattan.

We had just left a series of art openings ....
The Victorian Charm Inn B & B Towanda PA Travel
The Victorian Charm Inn 118 York Ave. Towanda, PA 18848
Come and enjoy a stay at our Queen Ann Victorian style home, built in 1897 by J. A. Decker.
He was a wealthy lumber baron and banker, who built this impressive 30 room home for his family. As
you arrive, you will be welcomed by the front wrap around porch with pedestal columns and a double
entry with cut glass. As you enter, you will be embraced with unique cherry and oak woodwork, stained
glass windows, and beautiful antiques throughout. The large stained glass window that beautifies the grand
cherry staircase, welcomes you to the second and third floors. This is where the main guest rooms are
located. The third floor was originally a ballroom, which was later modified into guest rooms. These
modifications were made by the Mandeville family who bought the home in the early 1900s. As a result
of the stock market crash,the home was then converted into a bed and breakfast.
The Victorian Charm Inn:  118 York Ave. Towanda, PA 18848 PH: 570.265.4452

victoriancharminn@yahoo.
com
Cleverdale House Vacation Home Rental Cleverdale NY
Cleverdale House
Located near the tip of Cleverdale, this waterfront vacation home features four spacious bedrooms, a fully
equipped kitchen, premium cable and central air. The screen porch, which faces east, includes a second dining
area with a spectacular view of Katskill Bay and Buck Mountain. The U shaped dock with over six feet of water
at the end can accommodate your boat and still have plenty of room for swimming and fishing. Its second story
deck is ideal for morning coffee, afternoon socializing or watching the tour boats pass in the evening. It has a
magnificent view of the Sagamore and Dome Island. The equipped shuffle board court offers hours of
entertainment.
PH: (201) 788-1740
"Ripening"
An Ever Evolving Dance Experience  
By Vanessa Walters
Have you ever seen an angel?
Have you ever seen an angel dance?
They are all around us you know.
Making their presence known in one way or another.

For some its a divine intervention, an epiphany, a message
sign or signal that in many cases make it impossible to
deny the presence of something thats beyond us but very
close to us at the same time.
Its overwhelming and probably why so many discard the
experience and rationalize it immediately.
I know that without a shadow of a doubt that these
creatures exist, in fact this past Saturday night the first of
February
I was witness to what I will call a happening
Charming Cottage ,artist owned, Walk to Beach, close to town fireplace, mooring. sleep 6
Absolutely loved this house and will definitely plan on staying here again! My husband is originally from
Connecticut and his entire family still lives there. Traditionally we stay with family when we visit but I
decided to rent a house this trip so we could entertain and have everyone over. This house was charming and
very comfortable. It was my mother in laws 80th birthday and I had about 25 family members over for a
dinner party. Every person who entered the house commented on what a terrific cottage it was. Having the
upstairs loft was a perfect space for my son to have his privacy and a place to relax. He (and I) loved having
the wireless internet connection that worked great! The outdoor area was very private and the deck was a
wonderful space to hang out and kick back. Everyone really enjoyed the art work throughout the house and
commented that it provided warmth and character to the cottage.
Email: yvettemaui@aol.com
PH: 203-444-4477            http://www.flipkey.com/old-saybrook-vacation-rentals/p679039/
The Inn On Maple Street Port Allegany PA 16743
The Inn on Maple Street Bed & Breakfast
offers warm, relaxed and hospitable BnB surroundings to our guests in an original, spacious,
Victorian home. Our full, three course, home baked breakfast in the morning is included with your
stay. Take a look at some of the mouth watering items on our breakfast page. Depending upon your
choice we offer both pet-friendly and pet-free guest rooms and suites. The daily rates are $89 to
$169 per night.
If you are searching for an extended visit please call us for our long term rates. For our business
travelers who need long term stays we've got options for you! Please call.
Is it reunion time? Are you traveling with your family? Come stay with us and be comfortable at
our Bed & Breakfast! Room to stretch out in our Suites for families. The kids will have a good time
and it's great for the parents too! We are family friendly!
The Inn on Maple Street Bed &
Breakfast 115 E. Maple Street - One block off historic Route 6  1-814-642-5171
Northern Lake George Custom Home 75 Feet from the Lake Putnam Station House: '
That Red House' is a newly constructed lakeside home. The house design is eclectic and unique with
both modern and Adirondack decor. The Great room is open and airy with cathedral ceilings and is
surrounded by numerous windows and an unobstructed view of Black Mountain to the south. Teak
wood and tile floors run throughout the house. The gourmet kitchen, fully stocked with all cooking
implements, dishes, etc, is adjacent to the Great Room. Nearby is a wet bar, dining area and powder
room.  The Master bedroom/bath is on the main floor with a large tile shower, washer/dryer and an
over sized sliding glass door to the deck.  A sliding glass door provides access to the lower sitting area
complete with Adirondack chairs, a fire pit and a view of the lake.
http://www.vrbo.com/409642
12 Person Reunions Large and Charming Property Coconut Grove
This charming Coconut Grove property, built in 1926, used to be a farm of The Grove back then.
The property, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large living room with a pull-out sofa and a single
bed and a salon with a pull out sofa is perfect for a large family or group of friends, up 12+ persons,
The property reunites a Cottage, a House and a Studio including a private bathroom, with private
access from the garden and a patio. The 3rd bathroom's pictures are not available
yet, it's under construction. The picture shown here is a similar project. Have your BBQ dinners on
the terrace, lit by the torches  and surrounded with lush tropical greenery and secular trees.
http://www.flipkey.com/miami-vacation-rentals/p659091/        Email: yvettemaui@aol.com
PH: 203-444-4477
Twin Spruce Tourist Home Dushore PA
The Twin Spruce Tourist Home is a bed and breakfast located in a Victorian home on German
Street in the heart of Dushore, PA.  My name is Jacqueline Diltz Battin, and as the proprietor I
welcome you to learn more about the tourist home. Explore the pages within to see photos and
a list of guest amenities.
You will also find information about local restaurants, activities and events, and learn more
about the history of my home.
I look forward to making your visit enjoyable as you visit scenic Sullivan County, the "Gem of
the Endless Mountains"! If you have any questions about your visit to the Twin Spruce Tourist
Home please do not hesitate to call me between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm EST at (570) 928-8307 or
(570) 419-8456
Twin Spruce Tourist Home  281 South German Street, Dushore, PA 18614
Adirondack Log Cabin with 80 Acres to Play & Hike
Massive hand-peeled beams shipped from British Columbia create the framework for this beautiful
Adirondack Great Camp. Wake up to the peace and quiet of the woods that surround and the sunrises
that stream in thru the large expanse of glass. A front deck off the great room and the attached covered
porch make for wonderful gathering areas for cookouts, or to sit and watch the beautiful sunsets drop
behind the Adirondack Mountains. The main floor is comprised of a custom kitchen with beautiful
spruce cabinets and an 18' stone island which makes for an enjoyable meal preparation and gathering
area, a dining room and great room with a large wood-burning fireplace under a massive cathedral
ceiling and loft area.
http://www.vrbo.com/412592   Email:  highstreetenergy@yahoo.com
PH: 518-696 2099
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Button Factory....Sleeps 8 four bedrooms 2 bath, 5 min to Beach.
Description from the owner
We had a wonderful time at this lovely home in Guilford. We found the home to be cozy, comfortable
and beautifully decorated. We will definitely stay here again in the future. We loved being able to walk to
town to the Green, shoppes, restaurants, etc. I would definitely recommend this home to my friends and
family. And the woman we worked with was also so sweet and helpful.'
Artist's own beautiful ....    Email: yvettemaui@aol.com  PH: 203-444-4477  
The Severance House is approximately two miles from the entrance to Gore Mountain Ski Area and less than 30 minutes from many of
the resorts, beaches and town of Lake George. This historic Adirondack home sits on 95 acres of woodlands and open fields. The
Severance House offers easy access to hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing by simply stepping out the back door.
Additionally, the location of the Severance House provides convenient access to endless recreational opportunities (hiking, skiing, biking,
swimming, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, etc) within the Southern Adirondacks.
There are four bedrooms in the Severance House, all of which are located on the second floor. Each bedroom has been carefully
arranged to provide the comforts of home with plenty of drawer and closet space. Bedroom one has an antique iron bed that will
accommodate one person. Bedroom two has a king size bed, bedroom three has a queen size bed, and bedroom four has a trundle bed
that will sleep two. The queen sofa sleeper in the living room and full sized sofa sleeper in the family room will provide additional sleeping
accommodations. Bedrooms two and three
have window air conditioners for those unusual warm summer nights....     Email:    
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Vacation Rentals
The Angels Nest
A home cooked breakfast is served each morning from 7:30am to 9:30am.
Each bedroom contains wash-up facilities (wash bowl - hot and cold water.)
There are two large shared bathrooms that contain a large basket with an
assortment of necessities that you may have forgotten to pack.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the Recreation/Leisure center that includes a small
conference work area,
television, reading material, music center, and assorted games.
WiFi is available throughout the Bed & Breakfast.
There is a well-equipped exercise room and sauna for the dedicated fitness guests.
The Angels Nest: 404 South George Street, Rome, New York 13440
PH: 315.334.4618 Email:
mdavis11@twcny.rr.com
Hazen Manor
The story of how Hazen Manor came to be.  It all started in 2005, when Jennifer TeWinkle, who
was at the time still JenFerrante, sat at her computer searching the internet for interesting properties.  
Right away 9582 Hazen Road caught her attention and so she watched.  As the price of the property
on Hazen Road dropped, her interest grew and finally one sunny July afternoon she drove though the
scenic countryside and fell in love.  To say the house needed a little work is an understatement but the
views were breathtaking so Jen called a friend of hers who is a real estate agent and set an
appointment for the following afternoon.  Accompanied by her boyfriend, Roger, Mary, her agent and
Paul, Mary’s fiancé, Jen toured the expansive old home in dire need of repair.  The men thought she
was crazy but Jen could already picture a charming country inn.
Hazen Manor:  reservations@hazenmanor.com   9582 Hazen Road, Sherman NY, 14781
PH: 716-761-6814
Santiago Chile Apartment Rental
2 Bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 4.
More than just a place to stay!! This extra-ordinary three bedroom apartment has been completely
renovated and redecorated with LOCAL ARTWORK & MAPUCHE Artifacts to create a luxurious yet
thoroughly comfortable haven in the heart of Providencia, one of Santiago's most charming, trendy, tree
lined, quiet neighborhoods.  All amenities of a luxury hotel, including 24 hour lobby concierge, wireless
Internet, 42' flat-screen television with cable, jacuzzi, Bose I-Pod Deck, a new fully-equipped chefs
kitchen, with DW, W/D, Microwave and Convection Ovens, a beautiful terrace, a king bedroom suite,
queen and twin bedrooms with three full bathrooms. Attention and care paid to every detail. English
speaking CONCIERGE SERVICES for airport pickup, tours, etc..
villasinwoodstock@yahoo.com
Bed and Breakfast At Taylors Corner
Enjoy traditional New England lodging in Northeast Connecticut's Quiet Corner. Three guest bedrooms
have queen beds, private baths, A/C, working fireplaces and high quality linens. Relax in any of the three
common rooms, each with a real wood-burning fireplaces and old beehive ovens. Incredible breakfasts with
high quality and locally grown ingredients, fresh baked goods and refreshments. For those interested we
have WIFI, satellite TV, DVDs and games are all included. Antique furniture and wide board floors decorate
this 18th Century house listed on the National Register of Historic Homes.
Bed and Breakfast at Taylors Corner: 880 Route 171, Woodstock CT, 06281
PH: 888-974-0490
Beautiful Hudson, NY Home -- in Downtown Hudson, New York
Four story brick townhouse one block from Warren Street. The house is amazing. The entire house has
been renovated with 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms with working fireplace on second floor, on
the top floor there is a huge TV room with a 55' TV and surround sound.

The dinning room beside the kitchen seats 8 very comfortably and can accommodate 10.
Half bathroom, Second floor - Two comfortable living rooms with working fireplace, persian rugs, and
plenty of books on the wall. Third Floor - three bedrooms, sleeps six and a full bath, Fourth Floor - large
queen sleigh bedroom, second master suite with 55' tv, and two twin beds in the third bedroom. Bathroom
has a glass stand up shower.
Email: Hudson Columbia hudsoncolumbia@gmail.com
Woodstock Cottage, Vacation Rental
Check out 'The Gift in Town' with Fireplace, hot tub, steam shower and lots more in the best location. You can
walk everywhere!
Don't forget to bring your hiking boots and hike one of the numerous trails around the area or hike up Overlook
Mountain, Wittenberg Mountain and Slide Mountain. Lots to see and do in Woodstock and its surrounding areas.
Tibetan Monastery, Winemaking vineyard tours, Hudson Valley Cruises, Zagat rated restaurants. Visit the
world-renowned largest traditional Tibetan Monastery in the US built into the mountainside - Not be missed the
Kaaterskill & Bastion Waterfalls. Woodstock Film Festival http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/ - Woodstock
Center for Photography -
Judy S. PH: 917 596 8533    http://escape2woodstock.com/      villasinwoodstock@yahoo.com
Woodstock Playhouse Woodstock NY
The Woodstock Playhouse, as it was
established on its present site in 1938 as one of the
first rural extensions of Broadway, was the project of
Robert Elwyn, a fifth generation member of the 'First
Family' of Woodstock History.  The rich textual and
visual history of the Woodstock Playhouse is on
display to the public thanks to the Historical Society
of Woodstock, Richard Heppner Town Historian and
the support of key members of the Board of
Directors, Rondout Savings Bank, Ametek Rotron,
Jack Creviston, Chester Perchick of Upstate Signs,
and family members of key personalities in its history.
Beautiful Hudson, NY Home -- in Downtown Hudson, New York
Four story brick townhouse one block from Warren Street. The house is amazing. The entire house has been
renovated with 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms with working fireplace on second floor, on the top
floor there is a huge TV room with a 55' TV and surround sound.
First Floor- Kitchen: If you like to cook the kitchen is the best. All clad, espresso machine, two dish washers,
butcher block center island, and small marble table for two.
The dinning room beside the kitchen seats 8 very comfortably and can accommodate 10.
Half bathroom, Second floor -  shower.
Email: Hudson Columbia hudsoncolumbia@gmail.com
The Chesapeake Inn, Lenox MA
We pride ourselves on the personal services provided to our guests.  For example, your full "Whatever You Want and
Whenever You Want" breakfast will include your personal selections.  Snacks are provided throughout the day and
evening.  During the summer season, fresh cut flowers are in each room, and every room has 2 windows with flowered
window boxes.  You are encouraged to use the grounds and barbecue.  On Saturday evenings, we offer a complimentary
BBQ during the summer season.  
The Chesapeake Inn 210 West Street, P.O. Box 1920, Lenox, MA  01240-4920
(800) 966-3429 / (413) 637-3429
Tatiana Baeva Russian Doll Craftsman
Start Date 3/26/2014
The 1850 House Inn & Tavern Rosendale NY
The Comfort of an Inn ~ The Hospitality of a Pub
The 1850 House Inn & Tavern would be
recognizable to visitors of times past, not only by its
brick exterior but also due to the loving preservation
of the Inn's original old wood and brick in the
nook-and-cranny filled floor plan. Inside the ten
guest rooms- which includes a two bedroom suite-
await fine custom linens, large flat screens, WiFi
and beverage coolers. Views of the Rondout River
and of Main Street are accented by the carefully
selected photographic enlargements that function as
gigantic windows into the Rosendale.
1850house@gmail.com
Igor Voloshin Photographer
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NY Conservatory For The Arts
Interview With Independent Recording
Artist "Dayme"

TNYO: Hello Dayme,  Your music sounds like
an eclectic mix of Jazz, Blues and modern pop
orchestrations.
there is also a french creole edge to some of the
songs I have heard recently.
Can you tell us a little bit about your music in
general?

DAYME: Funny that you mention French
Creole… ...
The Deer Watch Inn East Durham NY
We extend a cordial invitation to come and relax in our centuries old Eco-Friendly farmhouse nestled in the Northern
Catskill Mountains in Greene County, NY. Come Enjoy our warm family atmosphere that has been receiving guests
since the 1880's.
Looking for a romantic getaway or just a weekend of relaxation in an Upstate New York Bed And Breakfast? Then the
accommodations at this Hudson Valley getaway is just the place for you.

Come relax with a book, take a soak in the hot tub, paddle the pond, unwind on the deck or play old fashioned board
games. There's as much or as little as you'd like to do.
The Deer Watch Inn: 76 Route 27, East Durham, NY 12423 | PH:  518-239-4332 | 866-239-4332  
Thimble Islands Bed and Breakfast Branford CT, Ideally
located in the quaint village of Stony Creek, this secluded luxury B&B features
magnificent views of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound right at your
doorstep. It’s a perfect location for romanticliving room couples, families and
business travelers to relax and enjoy the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, 12 miles
from New Haven and 75 miles from New York. Town beaches, scenic village greens,
quaint shops, nature walks, boat tours, hiking trails, fine restaurants and the vibrant
cultural life of New Haven and Yale University are just minutes away.
Thimble Islands Bed and Breakfast: 28 West Point Road Stony Creek,  
Branford, CT 06405 (203) 488-3693 or (203) 927-5167
Email:
 julie@ThimbleIslandsBB.com
The Brigantine House
7 Huge Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Elevator, Roof Deck, Sleeps 22
Location, location, location!! This 6500 SF luxury Mediterranean-style beach mansion is located in the heart of the
prestigious 'A-zone' of Brigantine and is literally a few steps from the pristine brigantine beach. Located on a double
lot just 3 homes from the ocean, this huge mansion boasts direct, unobstructed ocean views.
The mansion sleeps up to 22 people comfortably with it's 7 over-sized bedrooms and 5.5 luxury baths. It's the
perfect home for larger family gatherings, special celebrations or corporate retreats.
bholtzinger@comcast.net
Country Comforts B & B
Country Comforts Bed and Breakfast is located in Branchport, New York, two miles north of Keuka Lake in the Finger
Lakes area.  We have four bedrooms available with private baths, all have air conditioning.  Your stay at Country
Comforts will be relaxing and peaceful.  While on your get-away or vacation, you may want to visit the New York
wineries that the Finger Lakes are famous for, boat and swim on Keuka Lake, ski at Bristol Mountain, explore
Sonnenberg Gardens, or relax around the gardens at our B&B.
Country Comforts Bed and Breakfast : 2915 East Valley Road Branchport, NY 14418 PH: 315-595-2532
Email:
bgbon@linkny.com
This Week In Dining
"Sriracha"

Lovers of the exotic and ultimately delicious rejoice as a new South
East Asian Masterpiece is Born!
Excuse the empirical introduction folks but i'm always inspired when I have
the opportunity to experience
an authentic traditional meal as If I was sitting in the country the food
originated in.

Sriracha located at 1619 2nd Avenue on the Upper East Side of
Manhattan
can be described as an artistic     concept as well as a fine
dining establishment. Conceived by head chef and owner Hann who joined
my beautiful guest and myself for a moment and gave  us a little insight into
Sriracha....
Albergo Allegria Windham NY
Italian for the ‘Inn of Happiness’ Albergo Allegria offers the warm hospitaity of a bed and breakfast with the modern
amenities of a World Class Hotel.

Whether you’re a veteran inn-goer or new to the bed and breakfast experience, Albergo Allegria offers classic hospitality and
modern amenities in a setting filled with character and history.

Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of the Inn’s 21 well appointed, comfortable guestrooms – complete with private baths,
dream worthy beds, flat screen TV’s, HDTV/DVD, and modern amenities. For seekers of romantic indulgence, Albergo
Allegria features luxury suites with a whirlpool and gas-log fireplace. Wake to the delicious aromas of a hearty gourmet
breakfast made from fresh, local ingredients. Step outside the inn’s front door and enjoy a wide variety of all-season activities.
Albergo Allegria 43 State Route 296 Windham, NY 12496 PH:  518-734-5560   Email:  mail@albergousa.com
Ian Ward
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Mira Gerard
Sharon Pomales
Francisco Quintanar
Marina Reiter
This Week In Travel
Albergo Allegria
Whether you’re a veteran inn-goer or new to the bed and breakfast experience, Albergo Allegria
offers classic hospitality and modern amenities in a setting filled with character and history.

Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of the Inn’s 21 well appointed, comfortable guestrooms –
complete with private baths, dream worthy beds, flat screen TV’s, HDTV/DVD, and modern
amenities. For seekers of romantic indulgence, Albergo Allegria features luxury suites with a
whirlpool and gas-log fireplace. Wake to the delicious aromas of a hearty gourmet breakfast made
from fresh, local ingredients. Step outside the inn’s front door and enjoy a wide variety of all-season
activities.
ALBERGO ALLEGRIA 43 State Route 296 Windham, NY 12496, PH: 518-734-5560
mail@albergousa.com
Bishopsgate Inn
Bishopsgate Inn has been in operation at this location since the
late 1960s. The Kagels bought the Inn in 1995 updated its
décor and amenities and have operated what Tourisim
Magazines and Guides have called "…
one of the finest Inns
in New England".
 Known for their exceptional hospitality and
four star Kitchen, customer service and amenities are always
first class. " The Kagels not only warmly welcome their guests
they have specialized in welcoming them back again and again.
Their repeat customer rate exceeds 70% testifying to the
statement they must be doing something very, very right…"
Bishops Gate Inn: 7 Norwich Road East Haddam, CT 06423
Phone: 860.873.1677 | Fax: 860.873.3898
Sandy L Ford
Meadowlark Inn
The Meadowlark Inn — a warm and inviting 12-room Inn right outside Cooperstown, NY. Located
on US Highway 20, in East Springfield, it's just 5 miles from the Glimmerglass Opera house. This
lovely country inn is centrally located to all the wonders of the area. We are only 11 miles to the
Baseball Hall of Fame. Take the family swimming at Lake Otsego's beautiful beach at Glimmerglass
State Park just 3 miles away.
We are surrounded by rolling hillside meadows, beautiful farms and open quiet, park-like grounds.
Our backyard baseball field is always a hit with our
guests. We are the only inn in the area with a little
league baseball field right on our own property!
The Meadowlark Inn 5759 US Highway 20 East Springfield, New York 13333
Reservations: (607) 264-3308 Innkeepers: George, Tina & Aidan Macaluso
Shelter Island House
This eclectic 'Round' house is a one of a kind on Shelter Island. Sited on 1.5 acres in Hay Beach with
slices of bay views, this upside down house offers 4 Bedrooms and 2 Baths on the ground floor with an
open layout upstairs which includes the living and dining room, kitchen, ½ bath, and covered in porch.
The entire house has gone through a high end renovation with new Floors, Windows, Kitchen &
Appliances including a 36' Bertazzoni chef range, 2 & 1/2 Bath, Lighting, Paint, 46” Flat Screen TV with
XBOX 360\Kinnect. The downstairs bedrooms have been gut renovated and redecorated from floor to
ceiling including new floors, walls, furniture, and bedding.
http://www.vrbo.com/390379  Ian Toth   ian.toth@gmail.com
The Philadelphia House
Beautiful turn of the century brownstone in South Philly. Furnished. Two stories, plus a finished basement or in-law
apartment. Four bedrooms, three baths. Spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedrooms. Skylight. Wood
floors. High ceilings. Dishwasher, disposal, gas range, washer and dryer. Central AC. Lots of closet space. Small
enclosed back patio with barbecue. Three blocks to the Broad Street subway and four stops to Center City. Stadium
Complex for all Philly sports teams only two subway stops away. Nice neighborhood, great restaurants and takeout
nearby. Street parking. Sleeps ten. Two king beds. Two single beds. Bunk beds.
This is a great place to vacation for the week. Cheaper than center city hotels, but with all the access and better food
nearby. Have all the comforts of home.  
Ellen Engel  elevate4success@gmail.com
Luxury Woodstock Log House Rental
Our very upscale, newly-built, cedar log home is located in the Bearsville area (home of the
renowned Bearsville Theater and The Bear Cafe Restaurant), along one of Woodstock's most
coveted picturesque roads (Coldbrook Road). Set on 19 private acres, the home offers a true
respite from the hustle and bustle...amidst serene, unspoiled nature, yet is only minutes to the
center of the town of Woodstock! The two-story home features soaring vaulted ceilings, heavy
exposed log beams throughout, custom-milled wide-plank heart pine and natural slate tile floors.
The home is comfortably furnished in the rustic, lodge-style of the Adirondack Great Camps.  
Email:
woodstocknyhouse@gmail.com
Interview With Neal Shulman Guitarist of The Legendary  "Aztec Two-Step"
TNYO: When great music is actually great, people remember it. But what makes great music? Is it the
melody, the lyrics, or the entire composition as a whole?  If you think about the role of music and how it has
defined our culture especially Classic Folk, Country and  Rock and Roll music,
bands that were formed in the
seventies are still the most prominent and influential forms of music and will continue to be probably till the
end of time...
soul.
Timmy Katopo
Daniel Van Nes
Gary Chapman
Island Beach Realty Associates Inc.  
Modernist Fire Island Beach Home For Sale (Recent Price Reduction).

Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath modern home just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Elevated and
unaffected by Hurricane Sandy. Multiple outdoor deck areas with clear cedar siding and mahogany
decking. Roof deck provides panoramic views of the island, including the Atlantic Ocean, Fire Island
National Seashore, Fire Island Lighthouse and Great South Bay. Fireplace, central heat and air
conditioning. Master bathroom with attached outdoor shower. E-mail for more information:
(
woodjr@islandbeachrealty.com) Summer 2014 rentals still available. Islandbeachrealty.com
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EAST MORICHES -- Waterfront studio cottage located on beautiful Moriches Bay. 12x24. Full
kitchen, living room/sleeping area, bathroom/shower, and small private deck w/ charcoal grill. Perfect
for a romantic getaway for 2. New large flatscreen TV with WiFi and cable. Newly furnished with
trundle bed (sleeps 2). All new kitchen appliances including microwave, coffeemaker and toaster.
Access to 2 bicycles, a rowboat, kayak & sunfish. Can fish & swim off dock. Short 2/10 mile walk to
sandy bayfront public beach. 1.3 miles to country town & Asian restaurant. Half mile to nearby
seafood restaurant. Parking for 1 car. Boat slip for up to 26' boat available. 5 minute boat ride to
Moriches Inlet. No smoking, no pets.
PH:  631-742-4330  Email: TRACYSCAST@aol.com
The Tidewater Inn
Explore coastal Connecticut while relaxing at the Tidewater Inn, a comfortable, elegant bed and
breakfast on the Connecticut shoreline. The eight beautiful guestrooms and one hideaway cottage
are individually decorated with antiques and estate furniture and appointed with your comfort and
convenience in mind. Most have a canopy or four poster bed, including two with a wood burning
fireplace, and one Jacuzzi nestled in the cottage.
All guestrooms have a private en-suite bathroom with a shower, air conditioning, cable television,
and wireless internet access for your personal computer.
Relax by the fireside in the sitting room or in the English Garden. Enjoy a full breakfast and
complimentary evening pre-dinner refreshments.
The Tidewater Inn: 949 Boston Post Rd PH: 203.245.8457 Email: escape@thetidewater.com
"Bella Saona, is a singer and model with Paraguayan and Brazilian roots. She is a is a self-taught artist who began her career at age 14 and honed
her craft playing in different clubs and festivals inNew York, Miami, Los Angeles and the UK with her former band"The Fire and Reason"
In 2011 she managed to get signed by the record label of dance, music Ultra Records. She then worked with producer Sandy Vee,
Grammy Award winner and renowned DJs / British producers Bare Noize. His songs "Do it Again" and "Off With Their Heads" have appeared on MTV reality shows and on the show "NCIS: Los Angeles". Bella has been
awarded the coveted "New Now Next Award" by the distinction of "artist on the
brink of fame" of the LOGO television beating artists like Lykkie Li, Morningwood, Ladyhawke and Sam Sparro. The winner last year was none other than Lady Gaga. She is currently working with producer Laroc Cartier and
several other producers in New York on her new album ... »  Texto sustraído de:
http://www.sad-bastard-music.com/2014/08/bella-saona-next-life.html  You can also find Bella here
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