“We haven’t really quit the board, you know. We simply have not run for reelection. We’ll continue to be still involved with the school.” Thus does Paula Nelson – one of the surviving founders of the Woodstock School of Art, and a mainstay of its operation for more than five decades – downplay the recent decision by herself and her husband, John Kleinhans, to step down from WSA’s Board of Directors. Nonetheless, it’s nice to pay tribute to people who have contributed a great deal to a community while they’re still alive and kicking. So, this action seems as good an excuse as any to remind readers how much work and commitment it took to keep this amazing cultural resource alive for all these years.
“I definitely thought I was going to be a teacher my entire life, but this turned out to be better,” Gillian Murphy relates. “I had planned to get my Master’s in Education at New Paltz, but it didn’t happen because I fell in love with libraries. This is my calling.”
Spring into the season and support Mohonk Preserve at the livestreamed 24th annual benefit auction on Saturday, April 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. To view auction items and learn more about the event, visit www.mohonk.givesmart.com.
As time ticks down on the six-month moratorium on the processing and approval of permits for dog kennels and breeding facilities that was imposed in Gardiner in February, the Town Board has been tweaking its draft for a new local law that would regulate kennels.
The Town of Gardiner now has a mother/daughter team volunteering on the Parks and Recreation Committee.
The reopening of live theater perches anxiously on the cusp of a reintroduction of in-person performances in 2021, awaiting signals that audiences can feel safe sitting in the same indoor space. Long-suppressed desire for the collective experience of art remains at war with lingering fear of contracting an illness that can turn the lining of one’s lungs to the consistency of concrete. But spring is here, summer looms nearer and presenting venues need to make decisions, pronto.
This town of many coffeeshops has long lacked a place downtown where tea aficionados can buy their favorite loose teas in bulk. To fill the gap, the Ridge Tea and Spice Shop opened its doors on Saturday, March 27, and word is already getting around.
The town is reviewing an application by Lumens Holdings 3, LLC, to build a commercial solar array on the 49.1-acre parcel at 262 Libertyville Road on the Gardiner/New Paltz border, adjoining the Field of Dreams sports park.
The year of Covid-19 wasn’t the best time for a not-for-profit to launch a capital campaign for a whole new building, with public gatherings for fundraising events off the table.
Should a property be the owner’s primary residence in order to qualify as a short-term rental? Some argue it allows the property owner to afford their mortgage. Others say it could create a town of rentals, which is antithetical to community.