Meet the Woodstock Library Board candidates

Meet the Woodstock Library Board candidates

Woodstock Library voters will choose from nine candidates running for five trustee slots and vote yes or no on a budget carrying a 3 percent levy increase for the next year, on Library election day, noon-9 p.m., with voting taking...
Woodstock Volunteers honored

Woodstock Volunteers honored

If you’ve volunteered countless hours of your time to this community, Saturday is your time to kick back, relax, enjoy a free picnic and listen to some live music at the Volunteers Day. And of course, who can forget about...
Holy Ascension Monastery removes its Hagia Sophia replica

Holy Ascension Monastery removes its Hagia Sophia replica

The four monks who inhabit Holy Ascension Monastery were finishing up a farina breakfast. When asked what happened to the 1/5 scale replica of Istanbul’s fabled Hagia Sophia that once dominated a hill overlooking the monks’ collection of farm buildings...
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Woodstock Museum Film Festival returns

Woodstock Museum Film Festival returns

The Woodstock Museum on Bach Road in Saugerties is a “living museum,” says co-founder Nathan Koenig, who along with Shelli Lipton created an environment there that celebrates the Woodstock experience beyond memories of that famous rain-soaked music festival of nearly 40 years ago. A living museum, says Koenig, is about not only the historical artifacts...
Phoenicia Library wins award, outlines programs

Phoenicia Library wins award, outlines programs

The New York Library Association has selected the Phoenicia Library to receive a 2016 Building Award, in recognition of the successful renovation of the library building to meet the requests of the community for open space, more programming, and better access to books. The award comes on the heels of a recently written five-year Plan...
Bee watching a hive in Olive Library

Bee watching a hive in Olive Library

People are already saying, “Let’s go to the library and watch the bees!” At least they are if they live in striking distance of the Olive Free Library in West Shokan, where Blake Overton has completed his Eagle Scout project by designing and installing a glass-enclosed observation hive of honeybees in a back corner of...
Celebrating Shandaken at Big Indian Park

Celebrating Shandaken at Big Indian Park

The First Annual Human Foosball Tournament will be a feature of this year’s Shandaken Day, the celebration that will also serve as the town’s signature event for the recently awarded Scenic Byway designation. On Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., come to Big Indian Park on Route 28, and enjoy games, food,...
Citizens' review of Woodstock Library: Cluttered but functional

Citizens’ review of Woodstock Library: Cluttered but functional

Officials heard some harsh words to describe certain conditions at the functional, but crowded Woodstock Library, but nothing really came as a shock as a group of volunteers made up of everyday users provided feedback by way of a visual scan of the Library Lane facility. Many people drew the same conclusions as groups that...