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 Absolutely the best web-wise firm for creating, hosting, designing, and developing the perfect internet site for all your personal, professional and marketing needs.
  Bypass automated phone systems and actually reach a real person for the customer service you want. http://gethuman.com
 Fast links to the funniest videos online. http://www.funnyordie.com    Find out the plots and endings to movies you’ve heard about without ever watching them. http://www.themoviespoiler.com
 Best selection of shoes on line—with free shipping and free returns! http://www.zappos.com    Speaking and understanding Yiddish at a glance. http://www.yiddishdictionaryonline.com
 Dog breed characteristics simplified for perfect matches to your lifestyle http://www.pgaa.com/canine/general/size.html      You’ve written a book. Now you want to find a literary agent and learn what he or she can and should do for you. http://www.writers.net/agents.html
 Learn how to sell stuff on eBay fast. http://pages.ebay.com/education/selling.html      This is a must-visit heaven for book lovers! Post reviews, join discussion groups, meet like-minded readers, authors, and more.
 Wicked good poems by two cool guys. Click on a category cloud or word tag and experience life thoughts à la carte. http://www.disposablepoetry.com      
hometown favorites
  When it comes to canine communication, Kyle Warren is the leader of the pack. Dog Training doesn’t get better than this. www.kylewarrendogs.com       The Olive Free Library The best free reads and much more—for all ages—in the Hudson Valley  http://olive.westshokan.lib.ny.us
  Dog grooming perfection! Kelly Ward at 321 Plank Road in Phoenicia, NY knows how to make all breeds (and mixed breeds) look like top dogs.
Appointments (845) 688-2512 kellythegroomer@mac.com   
  The increasingly prestigious Woodstock Film Festival is now the Cannes of the Catskills. With minimum attitude, hard work and vision, it has garnered well-deserved recognition from actors, directors and film-makers world wide. Check it out!  http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com  
  Fabulous furniture! Sensational sculpture! A collage of vintage cars and original 1950’s auto-art that goes beyond the decade into a realm of its own. To visit Steve Heller’s emporium of the eclectic is an experience unto itself and not to be missed.
Route 28, Boiceville, New York. Wed-Sun 10-5pm.
(845) 657-6317  http://www.fabulousfurnitureon28.com  
    Unbelievably beautiful jewelry—necklaces, earrings, fine metal work in gold and silver—unique and magnifique! Exquisitely hand crafted by Serena Van Rensselaer. See for yourself.  http://www.serenavr.com  
  Treat yourself to the best Mexican Food this side of any border at The Armadillo Bar and Grill at 97 Abeel Street in Kingston, New York! Visit the website…whet your appetite…and you’ll have the greatest meal and margaritas of your life.  http://www.armadillos.net       Marsha Fleisher’s LOOMINUS HANDWOVENS, for women and men (and for all seasons), are the most sumptuous chenille and cashmere scarves, jackets, throws and original wearable art designs on the planet. And the new Loominus store will be opening in the heart of Woodstock on the village green. http://store.loominus.com
  No matter how you’re feeling, you’ll feel better when you go to the Boiceville Pharmacy! If they don’t have what you want, you probably don’t need it--but pharmacist extraordinaire Peter Nekos will get it for you anyway. He’ll also tell you what you might not know about your Rx, your health insurance, and more. He throws in jokes for free. (845-6511)    For flowers in bloom all year long and arrangements that can’t be beat—as well as all the latest DVDs—stop in at Arthur Haver’s Boiceville Florist-Video emporium. It’s located at 4046 Route 28 (Boiceville, NY 12412) and they deliver! (845) 657-6763)
Whether you’re a collector of vintage paper ephemera (old magazine ads, postcards, sheet music, antique prints, engravings, etc.) or just want to travel back to the past for memories and fun, go to www.atticpaper.com . Every page is a delight.    

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