Two decades have now passed since Chris Hardej, a Bensonhurst resident who, at that time, was 41 and had relatives living in the Shandaken area, told the story on the day after the tragedy of how he walked down all 82 stories, made it out of No. 1 World Trade Center before it crashed down as No. 2 collapsed. He managed to make his way out of the neighborhood and over the Brooklyn Bridge on foot.
“There’s something very compelling about connecting with your ancestors…these are things that happened 100 years ago, and it adds a layer emotionally to life,” says author Violet Snow, speaking about her new book, To March or to Marry, about which she’ll speak and from which she’ll read at the Golden Notebook’s first in person event of 2021, to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at Nancy’s of Woodstock Artisanal Creamery at the Peterson House in the Bearsville Center, 297 Tinker Street.
“It’s like Woodstock 99 for four months….” says Michael Berg, Executive Director of Family of Woodstock, which began its mission back in 1970 with the goal of helping its communities with “any problem under the sun…” And now, a new one, the Corona virus pandemic which has the non-profit organization, which runs shelters, provides emergency food pantries, domestic violence services, court advocates, counseling, hotlines and child care supports, up and running around the clock.
I’m not the only one who loved Eric Weissberg. There are legions of us, many who were enraptured by the musical cut of the man, many who teed it up onstage beside this giant and were privileged to go along for the ride as his splendid banjo picking drove a band headlong into wild uncharted territory.
Back in December, 1905, when Kingston still got its water from the Zena reservoirs and Cooper Lake was twinkling in the city’s eye, Oscar Harrison was murdered near the water supply. An African American man, Cornell Van Gaasbeek, in whose house the body was found, was charged with the crime and tried in Ulster County Court. He was defended by a local reformer, part politician Augustus H. Van Buren, as the trial unfolded amid the charged racial climate of the early 20th Century.
After 39 years in the Grandia family, the beloved Rt. 28 bakery/diner will change hands.
“Ancient Baseball is a response, of sorts, to the way that Major League Baseball has ruined the game for me and so many others,” says author Mikhail Horowitz.
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will be recording live shows at 8 p.m. Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 at Levon Helm’s Barn, 160 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock.
Michelle Hinchey, the 31 year old daughter of the late Congressman Maurice Hinchey, has formed a campaign committee to explore running for the New York State Senate in 2020 as a Democrat against 46th District Republican incumbent George Amedore.
The 30-year old Woodstock legislator will lead the majority Democratic caucus in a turbulent time. Mike Hein, Ulster’s first and only county executive, is on the way out after a decade at the helm. In the next few years, we’ll find out if Hein’s muscular style of governing is the new norm, or if the legislator will reassert some of its power.