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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Natural Awakenings Expands to Include Dutchess County

Rhianna Mirabello & Shayleen Liguori at The Dreaming Goddess in Poughkeepsie

In August, Natural Awakenings magazine of Westchester/Putnam acquired the franchise rights to Dutchess County, NY. The move allows the company to distribute magazines and reach the healthy living community in Dutchess, Westchester and Putnam counties.

“Expanding our reach into Dutchess makes perfect sense, as our Westchester and Putnam readers want to know about the incredible retreat centers, local food businesses and wellness centers just a short trip north,” says Dana Boulanger, co-publisher of Natural Awakenings Westchester/Putnam & (now) Dutchess edition. “Likewise, health-conscious Dutchess County readers want to know about resources that fit their natural lifestyle when they travel south.”

Publishers Dana Boulanger and Marilee Burrell launched the Westchester/Putnam edition of Natural Awakenings in November 2007. “Bringing the Natural Awakenings message of ‘feel good, live simply, and laugh more’ to the northeast was a dream of mine that came true,” says Burrell, who also co-founded the Fairfield County edition of Natural Awakenings in Connecticut with Lisa Jacoby and Mary Karnis in 2004. 

The first edition of Natural Awakenings was launched in Florida by CEO Sharon Bruckman in 1994. Today, the company publishes 88 editions of the magazine throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, with a collective readership exceeding 3.5 million. “Interest in naturally healthy living that’s good for people and the planet is now influencing mainstream America, thanks in part to our active and growing readership,” says Bruckman. “Natural Awakenings’ dedicated family of publishers, supported by loyal advertisers, connects readers with a wealth of national and local resources mapping out alternate routes to a healthier, happier and longer life.”

For more information about the Natural Awakenings Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess edition, call 914.617.8750 and visit