All posts by Brian Hollander

Editorial: Walking around

Editorial: Walking around

4 p.m., Monday, March 16, I’ve busted out of the house where we’ve been hunkered down and I’ve been working from home. Observing strict social distances, I’m walking through Woodstock. Actually, it’s quite easy to keep my distance, as there is barely anyone on the street.

The best of Woodstock: Family’s Thanksgiving Day dinner

The best of Woodstock: Family’s Thanksgiving Day dinner

Family’s 43rd Thanksgiving dinner opens its doors 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, November 28 at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road. If you’ve never been to one, stop by, or better yet, cook a platter of sweet potatoes or a bowl of vegetables and bring it by. It will make your heart sing. 

Quilt brought by his unit members honors Woodstocker Sgt. ‘Doc’ Quinn

Quilt brought by his unit members honors Woodstocker Sgt. ‘Doc’ Quinn

Following the traditional Veteran’s Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Woodstock Cemetery on Monday, November 11, local veterans — and a few who had come many miles to honor a fallen combat brother — gathered, along with friends and family at American Legion Post 1026 to unveil a sumptuous, colorful 8-foot tall quilt honoring Sgt. Richard Quinn, a medic, the lone Woodstocker who lost his life in the Vietnam war in 1970.

Abstract Expressionist Calvin Grimm invites you in

Abstract Expressionist Calvin Grimm invites you in

Remember the artists? In this year of anniversaries ending in zeros, it’s vastly important to look at the history of Woodstock’s art colony and find the connections that take us back to the rural town that became a haven for the denizens of the brush, the painters, sculptors, the creators of the beauty of the visual, made from almost anything, fine pen and inks, oils, rock ledges, large chunks of bluestone, canvas, fabrics, wood… Calvin Grimm is one such connection.

Peter Yarrow returns to Woodstock

Peter Yarrow returns to Woodstock

The Woodstock Playhouse and Peter Yarrow both turn 80 years old this year. To celebrate such serendipity, Yarrow will return to the town that meant a great deal to him in his formative years to perform a celebratory concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 

Down in D.C.

Down in D.C.

I wasn’t sure I wanted to go to Washington D.C. and do the tourist thing for a couple of days early in October. I am angry at the government, feel as if those in power are taking actions that are harmful to the general public, to you and me, in favor of those replete with wealth.