All posts by Paul Smart

Olive Day returns to Davis Park

Olive Day returns to Davis Park

Olive Day, which takes place 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, September 8, in Davis Park, just off Route 28A at Watson Hollow Road, in West Shokan, started off as a political party fundraiser. But as the rest of the nation has turned more partisan, Olive Day’s become increasingly bipartisan, ecumenical almost, in its self-consciously old-style celebration of country living and lifestyles, and accompanying heartfelt display of a community’s love for itself and its uniqueness.

Glamping, AirBnb, and now…the luxury bus

Glamping, AirBnb, and now…the luxury bus

The seats are plush, there’s an attendant offering you food, there’s streaming music, WiFi and you can stretch out your legs…Welcome to LINE, the new venture from Trailways running up to stops in New Paltz, Kingston, Woodstock, Phoenicia and Hunter. It’s touted as “Bus, meet Business Class. Business Class, meet Bus.”

Mary Frank’s Refuge at Zang

Mary Frank’s Refuge at Zang

Mary Frank, who will be feted at the reception for her new exhibit of works, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, August 11 at Elena Zang Gallery in Shady, and has just released a new book of her epic photographic works, Refuge, has always been an activist — from the early battles over civil rights, our involvement in foreign wars, the rise of feminism, and ongoing battles against world hunger and thirst to the most recent separations of refugee families at our borders and attacks on Planned Parenthood.