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Mission Statement

Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns is a monthly publication founded to inform residents of Northern Columbia County of upcoming events, to provide marketing support to local businesses, and to help full-time and part-time residents of the area better understand this special landscape, and all the living beings that call it home.        

Find Us

IRL (In Real Life)
Please support the businesses that support us! Issues of Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns can be found at the following locations:

Chatham, Main Street

Chatham Wine & Liquor

Bimi's Cheese Shop

Chathams, Broader

Further Afield

Chatham Provisions, Ghent
Davistudio, Spencertown

If you own or are the proprietor of a location and would like to become a distribution point for Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns, please send an email to Thank you!

Meet Ann Sublett: Writer, Editor, Publisher


Ann Sublett is the founder of Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns and acts as the publication's sole writer, editor, and publisher. Sublett grew up in Valatie before moving away for college and then spent 20+ years working in New York City. During this time she amassed a broad array of skills including writing, editing, web production and design, social media marketing, digital marketing, and more thanks to stints at Forbes, the New York Botanical Garden, and Central Park. Sublett has long entertained readers with her writing--both professionally and personally--across a variety of platforms including online publications, blogs, Instagram, and Twitter, and has produced written and visual content in nearly every format on the Web.

After stepping away from her career during the pandemic, Sublett lost faith in the immense corporate powers behind the very platforms that had underpinned her 20+ year career. Casting about for something new to do, she delved into her fond memories of zines in the 1990s and created the prototype for Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns. The first 
issue was self-published in March 2023 and was greeted with immense enthusiasm from readers and business owners, and has continued to be published on a monthly basis thanks to an ever-increasing advertiser and subscriber base.


Sublett lives with her family in the Village of Chatham. Which might be in Ghent. Or it might be in Chatham. It's really unclear. It's a Chathams thing.



Ads welcome! $60 per quarter page for. Other sizes available.

Rates subject to change.

Sponsorship of an entire issue is also available.
Please email for full details.

Event Submissions

Submission of events for consideration of inclusion in the monthly publication of Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns is welcome via email or snail mail 

Editorial Submissions

Submissions of artwork, poetry, prose, and other forms are also welcome by email first, please.

Send emails to

Send snail mail to P.O. Box 392, Valatie, N.Y. 12184


Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns publishes events in good faith based on submissions, suggestions, and sources that are believed to be reliable. However, Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns cannot guarantee the accuracy or currency of the information provided. Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns shall not be responsible for any errors, omissions, or claims for damages, including exemplary damages, arising out of use, inability to use, or with regard to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information contained herein. Some events may be sold out! Please verify locations, times, prices, and whether or not an event is actually happening.

Opinions expressed in advertisements are those of the advertiser alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the publication. Editorial content is at the sole discretion of the editor. Although the author and publisher have made every effort to ensure that the information in Almanac of the Chathams & the Dutch Towns was correct at press time, the author and publisher do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors of omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other causes. 

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Published, edited, written, and designed by Ann Sublett

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