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Message From The Publisher

Have you always wanted to write? Are you already writing, but need a place for your work to be published? Do you have a subject on which you have expert knowledge, or an issue about which you feel the need to express yourself? If so, then was designed for you.

When I first began envisioning this website, the thing that fueled my passion for it was the idea that people in the Mountain Area would have a platform to share. Not only information about all the things we are up to in our communities, but a forum for writers and aspiring authors.

We are always looking for fresh voices. Our website is designed for everyone to have a place to share, if the spirit moves them to do so. In most publications, the voice of the public may be limited to “Letters to the Editor,” and the occasional “Guest Commentary,” and with good reason. Space may be limited, deadlines must be met. But we are doing something different.

The pages of this website are a tapestry of all of your voices. We do, of course, have reporters who gather and write the news, and if that job interests you, we invite you to contact us about becoming a stringer. But we also know that there are those of you who just want to share your musings in a blog, or submit the random article about your service organization, hobby or passionate cause. We are looking for those people too, and one of those people might just be you!

-If you know a lot about organic gardening, and want to share your knowledge with our readers, you are invited to submit articles to, and have your writing published in the regular sections of our website.

-If you are passionate about local politics, attend Town Hall meetings and have a point of view you would like to talk about, we welcome your input as a regular contributor. Perhaps your letters to the editor could take the form of a political blog.

-If you attend all the High School football games, and have always fancied yourself an effective sports reporter, we would love to have your color commentary on the Friday night game. Photos are always an invaluable assist in telling your story.

-You may be a member of a service organization, and want to make sure that their efforts in the community are being recognized, and that people are being invited to participate in your events, fundraisers or meetings.

-You might be a techie, who knows all about the latest gadgets, cell phones, apps or computer “stuff.” Or an avid movie-goer with an itch to write reviews on your latest trip to the theater. Perhaps you know about running a non-profit organization, or training search and rescue dogs. Or maybe you’ve written a book, and would like to publish weekly installments, chapter by chapter. A bit of networking could certainly help boost sales.

The possibilities are limited only by our collective imagination and individual interests. We invite you to consider that what you have to say, or the tales you have to tell, are of great interest to those of us who love a good story, no matter the form it takes.

If you would like to join our team of writers, and make regular submissions to, please click here to send us an email and let us know what interest you, and let’s get started! You have something to say that others want to hear. This is your opportunity to make that connection.

Gina Clugston


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