villager1The Villager is a monthly newsletter distributed door-to-door by carriers the first weekend of each month. Currently 2400 copies are published; these copies are dispersed to all River Hill residences, Village Center Merchants, Columbia Village Association Offices and are available for pick up at the River Hill Village office at Claret Hall. It is also available online (see the Read Now drop down menu at right).

To receive a yearly subscription of “The Villager” via mail, send $25 to the Village Office, address below. Each additional copy is $1.00.

Advertisers will receive an email near the beginning of each month with a link to the PDF of the newsletter posted on the River Hill Community Association website. Advertisers are responsible for reviewing their ad and contacting us to make any changes/corrections before the ad runs again.

The Villager
c/o River Hill Community Association
6020 Daybreak Circle
Clarksville, Maryland 21029


Only digital ads are accepted. All ads much be 300 dpi at the size they are running, or larger, and should be sized appropriately per the dimensions listed below. Acceptable file types include .eps (postscript), .tiff, .jpg (if the quality is 300 dpi), Illustrator  (all fonts in outline and all images embedded), or Photoshop pdf. Do not use type below 9 pt in size in your ads; small type should be kept black on white background. If you send an ad to us our directly to our production graphic artist (email below), you WILL receive a receipt via email to let you know your ad has been received, and whether it is acceptable artwork or not. If you do not receive such an email, please contact us via phone; do not take it for granted your ad has been received. If a new ad is not received by the 15th of the month preceeding publication, the most recent previous ad will be rerun.

For additional questions about advertising, contact the Communications Coordinator at 410-531-1749 or by email to

Ad Rates

1 issue3x6x12x
Business Card (1/8 Page)$90$85$80$75
1/4 Page$170$160$150$140
1/2 Page$315$290$265$240
Full Page$600$575$550$525
Back Page
(Full color)
Inside Front/pg. 2
(Full color)
Inside Back
(Full color)

Inserts: $525 (printing not included)
Classified Advertising: River Hill resident Business ad: $15 per ad/per month and non-resident Business ad $20 per ad/per month. River Hill resident Private ad: $10 per ad/per month and non-resident Private ad $15 per ad/per month. 35 word limit (title is not part of the word count). Each additional word $1.00.
Special Placement:
$50 per issue
Fees are due at the time the contract is signed.

Ad Sizes

Ad Sizes AvailableInches, Width x HeightPixels, Width x Height
BC (1/8 page)3.75 x 2.501125 x 750
1/4 Page3.75 x 4.751125 x 1425
1/2 Page Horizontal7.75 x 4.752327 x 1425
1/2 Page Vertical3.75 x 9.751125 x 2925
Full Page7.75 x 9.752327 x 2925
Insert7.75 x 11 or smallerN/A

Deadlines: All contracts, ads and/or changes to existing ads are due by the 15th of the month preceding publication.

Ad Sales:

Ad Design or Production Questions: If you have questions about your ad or need assistance creating it, you may contact our graphic artist. Minimal time is afforded to each advertiser for assistance with their ad; thereafter normal design fees will apply. For more information, please contact Kayle Simon, at Real Fresh Creative:  PH: 410-419-9119. FX: 410-497-1103; Email: