Daily Review launches new MyLife section
What's your favorite recipe? Where do you like to travel to? What's going on this weekend? How did your recent home renovation go? What does your garden look like?
These are questions we at The Daily Review have, and the answers will be shared in our new MyLife section, an interactive lifestyles section of the paper filled with local content, debuting today.
The MyLife section, formerly known as the HomeLife section, has been redesigned and reworked to fit in more content from you, our readers, as well as give you more local stories about your communities written by our reporters.
Here's a look at some of the changes we've made, as well as the features that will remain:
Monday: Business & Technology
In each Monday MyLife section, reporter Tim Zyla will feature a different local business from all over our local area. Zyla will enlighten readers about new businesses that have just finished cutting the opening ribbon and old businesses that have been in the community for decades.
Tuesday: Health & Wellness
As in the past, our Health & Wellness page will feature stories from local hospitals, fitness centers and health organizations. Stories will tell you about what new doctors have come to the area, where and when local health groups are meeting, and what changes are being made to local health centers.
Wednesday: Food & Nutrition
The Review's staff of reporters will feature a different local restaurant each week and tell you about the business's history. Whether it's an old, hometown favorite, a unique, out-of-the-way café, or a new up-and-coming restaurant, our reporters will tell you about its history and its cuisine in story and photos.
Additionally, we'd like to hear from you, our readers, about what your favorite recipes are. Is there a dish you bring to every party that people always rave about? Do you make a dessert that is made from a handwritten recipe passed down from your grandmother's grandmother's grandmother? We'd like you to share your recipes with other readers. You can even send over a photo of the completed dish.
We will continue to tell you about events, fairs, expos, fundraisers and benefits that are coming up in our region in articles and our calendar of events. We are also encouraging restaurants, bars and entertainment venues to tell us about events at their establishments, from live bands and team trivia to karaoke and open mic nights. If you're hosting a big celebration, DJ or fundraiser that is open to the public, we'd like to know about it, so that our readers can hear about it.
Friday: Home & Garden
Our Home & Garden page will continue to feature gardener Duane Campbell in his Green Space column. Additionally, we'd like to hear from our readers about their homes and gardens. In the growing months, readers can submit photos of their gardens to show off to the area. Whether you have a sprawling backyard garden, a tiny fairy garden, or just one precious flower you're proud of, we'd like to share your photos with our readers. Maybe you have a flower you're having trouble identifying. Send a photo over and we'll see if one of our readers can identify it for you.
Year-round, we encourage you to send over photos of your home renovations. Did you recently redo a room in your house? Did you make-over the outside of your house with new siding or a paint job? Was your renovation a before-and-after jaw-dropper? We'd love to see it, and so would our readers. Readers can submit before-and-after photos of renovations and we'll include it on our Home & Garden page. Let us know what room of the house you redid, tips and tricks you used during your renovation, what unexpected problems you encountered along the way and how you fixed them.
And finally, when the holidays roll around, be it Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter or any other holiday, we'd love to see and share your photos of your homes (inside or outside) decorated in the spirit of the season.
Saturday: Faith & Worship
Our Faith page will continue to feature stories and photos from all places of worship in our area. Do you have news about your religious group that you'd like to share? Do you have an event coming up? Did you recently get new leadership? Did you recently celebrate an event? Just want to share some news? Send us your faith news and we'll share it with our readers.
Our Sunday Lifestyles page will continue to have a local feature on the cover, and local "Slice of Local Life" photos on page 2. Our Family advice columns will continue on page 3, and page 4's advice columns and crossword will remain. We'd like to hear from you now for our Travel page. Where do you like to go to vacation? Did you take a great trip this year? Do you have a recommendation for other locals about which hot-spots they should be looking to travel to? From camping at Worlds End State Park to an Alaskan cruise, we'd love to hear about it all, and we'd like to share it with our readers on our Sunday Travel page. You can send us photos of a recent vacation you took, let us know where you went, some highlights of your trip and some things that you'd recommend to people who are looking to travel there. Our final page of the Sunday Lifestyles will continue to be milestone announcements of anniversaries, weddings and engagements.
Our daily advice pages featuring Dear Abby, To Your Good Health (Dr. Roach), Hints from Heloise, horoscopes, crossword puzzles and crytoquips will remain, as will the comics pages. Also remaining will be our Hometown Good News pages, which share articles and photos from groups, organizations, clubs and schools who have news to share.
How to take part
Perhaps the best thing about interacting with our new MyLife section is it's free, and it's easy. If you'd like to submit articles and/or photos for any of the aforementioned features, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org; mail submissions to The Daily Review, 116 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, ATTN: MyLife; or bring them in to one of our offices in Towanda (116 Main St.), Sayre (206 Desmond St.) or Troy (29 Canton St.). Make sure to include your contact information with your submissions so we can get back to you if we have any questions.
If you have any questions about submissions or guidelines, please feel free to email or call Managing Editor Tiffany Towner at email@example.com or (570) 265-1628.
We hope you enjoy the changes we've made, and we hope to add even more features in the near future. We can't wait to hear from you, so send us an email to see your submissions in the MyLife section.