Non-resident property owners need special-use permits to offer their properties as short-term rentals, thanks to recently passed regulations.
Reviewed: David Levine’s The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years: A Mostly Chronological and Occasionally Personal History; Alan Via’s Doghiker: Great Hikes with Dogs from the Adirondacks through the Catskills; Rabbi Jonathan Kligler’s latest, Turn It and Turn It, for Everything Is in It: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion; and Christian Hall’s American Fever: A Tale of Romance & Pestilence.
On the eve of his second town board workshop and meeting as Olive supervisor, we asked Jim Sofranko how things were going in his new job.
The folks at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services are describing their new listing at 491 Glenford-Wittenberg Road, across from Yankeetown Pond, as “a 1930s Woodstock ‘landmark’ on the market now “for the first time since its creation.” It’s the Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club property, complete with clubhouse, water frontage, mountain views, and even a pair of half baths labeled “Bucks & Does.”
There’s a brittle beauty in Ruth Lauer-Manenti’s work, which will be shown in the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s solo exhibition gallery alongside its latest Members’ Show, beginning with a 4 p.m.-6 p.m. reception on Saturday, February 8. Lauer-Manenti was chosen as Reviewers’ Pick during the Woodstock Portfolio Reviews of CPW members last year. The result is Ruth Lauer-Maneti’s Remnants.
The Catskill Mountain News, the Catskills region’s oldest continuously published weekly newspaper, last week announced its immediate suspension in a letter from its publisher of the past two and a half years, Joan Lawrence-Bauer.
Otto Bierhals: A German-American Artist in Woodstock — curated by art historian Bruce Weber and set to fill WAAM’s Phoebe and Belmont Towbin Wing, with an opening 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, February 1 and running through May 10 — is the artist’s first solo show since 1938, featuring 40 works that span the German-born painter’s growth from a young art student through his years of modest critical and sales success, during which he and his artist wife Agnes lived in Northern New Jersey for most of each year, but spent over 20 summers in Woodstock, most of them in a home on Mill Hill Road where Mud Club bagel shope now exists.
Last year, a proposed concrete and steel fabrication facility was given a “negative declaration” by the Town of Kingston Planning Board, meaning it would not have a significant environmental impact and could proceed with less scrutiny. That decision was later reversed following public comments. Developers are hoping to have it reinstated.
Enrollment is up from 17 students in the 2018-19 school year to 29 students.
“With a full slate of exhibitions, complemented by performances that combine artistic excellence with a welcoming feeling of community, the Kleinert-James Center for the arts continues to be a cultural beacon in the middle of town.”