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To submit an announcement to Rural Intelligence

Without you, we’re nothing. We want to hear your news tips and upcoming events. Our role is to alert readers to events outside their own jurisdictions, things worth crossing town, county, or state lines for. If you feel your event has been overlooked in error, please consider this: another way of reaching the Rural Intelligence reader is by buying an ad.

The odds of our covering your event are enhanced if you submit information to us by carefully following the calendar listing instructions that follow. And please give us adequate warning—a few weeks in advance is fine (but no more than that.) Before writing one up and submitting, please look at the events in the section you would to post in and follow them as closely as possible..

Calendar Listing Instructions
Send an e-mail using the format appropriate for your category of event. If you would like a photo to accompany the listing, please send it as an attachment (do not embed it in the e-mail). Please be sure to follow the format below for the subject line in the text. Note that your web address should immediately follow the name of your venue. Please keep the text brief – no more than 40 words – and consistent in format with other listings on the page you want it to appear on.

Here is an example:


Subject: list-musicdance:2013-06-21 Club Helsinki Hudson

Club Helsinki Hudson A double bill featuring
NYC-based The Fifth Veil, which weaves sonic tapestry from diverse
strands such as Turkish folk music, medieval church choirs, and post-rock
rhythms; plus young, tight-knit Hudson-based up-and-comers Yassou
Benedict. Hudson, NY @ 8 p.m.

NOTE: the hyphen after the word "list" and the colon on the subject line are crucial! Your e-mail will not arrive at RI without them. Also, the date format should be YYYY-MM-DD. All submissions are subject to review for editing and inclusion. When you use the links provided below the subject line will come up with a generic date/venue in ALL-CAPS which you will need to replace with your specific information.

Submit Entries via Email or Form
Submission Type and Instructions Using Email
(Photos, MP3's and Video attachments allowed)
Using Webmail Form
(no pictures or media attachments)
date then venue

list-dining: Via Email

list-dining: Web Form

date then venue

list-musicdance: Via Email

list-musicdance: Web Form

NO DATE just venue

list-gallery: Via Email

list-gallery: Web Form

NO DATE just venue

list-museum: Via Email

list-museum: Web Form

date then venue

list-books: Via Email

list-books: Web Form

date then venue

list-gardens: Via Email

list-gardens: Web Form

date then venue

list-shopping: Via Email

list-shopping: Web Form

date then venue
(This is for "Save-the-Date")

list-party: Via Email

list-party: Web Form

date then venue

list-kids: Via Email

list-kids: Web Form

venue only

list-theatre: Via Email

list-theatre: Web Form

date then location

list-real-estate: Via Email

list-realestate: Web Form

Other things you should know

Parties We do advance coverage of benefit parties only in the Save the Date list on our Parties page. We count on the party-giver’s website to provide readers with such details as ticket price, theme, suggested dress, time, etc. All we need is the date, the name of the event, the beneficiary, if that’s not self-evident, and a web-quality jpg. (Please don't send print-quality images; they are too large for our systems.)

Restaurants We go to restaurants anonymously, pay for our food, and the opinions expressed in the write-ups that follow are our own. We apologize profusely to those restaurants we have not yet covered. We promise we will get to you asap, but a reminder from you every once in a while doesn’t hurt. At restaurants, we take our own pictures, so if you notice a flash going off, that could be one of us.

Shopping Nothing upsets us more (especially Marilyn) than to drive by a tent sale we hadn’t heard about. Please understand, if you are offering our readers (especially Marilyn) bargains, we are there for you. So please give us a heads up, and send us a couple of digital snap shots of the merchandise. We also do new store openings and special in-store events.

E-mails Of course, these are our lifeblood. But we each get hundreds every day, so please show some mercy. We do not need to be flooded with reminders that the show is opening today, still running, closing tomorrow. Those of you on Facebook, etc., if we are on your regular mailing list, we do not also need to be informed, invited, and reminded via Facebook. Once is plenty. We are a barebones operation, do all of our own grunt work, so please be patient with us. — Thank you!