Van Zandbergen Photography

Van Zandbergen Photography

Very talented and versatile local photography team available for commerical work, portraits, and events.

Visit their website at

Kirk and Lesli have 50 years photography experience between them and the equipment to accept any photography challenge.

They have studios in Conklin, NY and rural Brackney, PA just outside of Montrose.

They are a stop on the Annual Art Tour in Oct too!


Angela Shelton

Angela Shelton

Angela Shelton is an acclaimed filmmaker, author, actor and public speaker. She has spoken in Congress, universities, military bases, high schools, elementary schools, community centers, conferences and seminars worldwide. Her multi-award winning film Searching for Angela Shelton put a spotlight on sexual abuse and domestic violence and began a grassroots movement of healing for abuse survivors worldwide.  The US Justice Department presented Angela with a certificate of appreciation for her hard work on behalf of crime victims.

The mayor of Asheville, NC made April 29th Angela Shelton Day in honor of all abuse survivors. Angela has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours Investigates, NPR, Lifetime Television for Women and the cover of the New York Times. Her memoir, Finding Angela Shelton, is mandatory reading in many Women’s Studies programs.  Angela became a Superhero for children and won an Emmy for her performance as Safe Side Superchcik in The Safe Side video series created by Baby Einstein’s creator, Julie Clark.


Read her personal blog and site at

Read her Mommy Blog at

Read the blog she writes with her husband about getting married and moving from Malibu to Montrose –


Read Angela’s books here. She is working on a new one under her married name of A.J. Kail.


Your kids may recognize Angela as Safe Side Superchick in The Safe Side videos from Baby Einstein’s creator, Julie Clark.


Angela spoke locally to raise money for the Women Helping Women Fund at the Community Foundation. Word has it she raised more than the Blueberry Festival to help local women. Go Gals!





The Butternut Gallery

The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books will be closed for its long winter’s nap starting December 31.

The gallery will re-open in the late winter and bring you another year of the wonderful, the surprising and the unique in regional art, fine hand work, carefully selected used books and CDs.

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Richard Walter


Richard Walter – The Living Sherlock Holmes

Richard Walter of Montrose, Pa. is the world’s best detective, forensic psychologist, a crime scene analyst and one of the creators of modern criminal profiling. He may just be one of the most interesting people you’ve ever met. You may get a chance to meet him around Montrose.

(click the above picture to read the cover article from Mountain Home Magazine.)

His work is the subject of The Murder Room.

The Murder Room:
The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World’s Most Perplexing Cold Cases

Kerry Patton, war novelist and daddy blogger

War Novelist and Daddy Blogger

Kerry Patton, war novelist and daddy-blogger at

Author of Contracted: America’s Secret Warriors

Kerry Patton is a regular contributing op-ed writer for and often contributes to Fox News, FrontPage, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, US Reports, and the Gold Coast Chronicle. He is listed as a national security commentator and terror analyst for Fox News and serves as a senior analyst for Wikistrat.

Kerry has served his country honorably throughout South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, fulfilling human intelligence and physical security operations.

Kerry serves as the Vice President of Training and Public Relations for the Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. He currently teaches terrorism, intelligence, and protection management courses for Henley Putnam University.

He is a local here in Montrose.

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