All posts by Paul Smart

How much can you eat: Part III

How much can you eat: Part III

In parts I and II, we walked through Woodstock’s main hamlet and counted nearly 50 establishments where one could get a drink and/or something to eat, almost one third of the businesses. This week, we seek answers as to whether that density is sustainable.

Ed Sanders and the Fugs seek to cleanse the political morass

Ed Sanders and the Fugs seek to cleanse the political morass

If you don’t have solid plans for Tuesday, May 30, here’s an idea for you, care of Woodstock bard and activist Ed Sanders. Join in at that time as he and The Fugs, the band he started with Ken Weaver and the late Tuli Kupferberg in the mid-1960s, reunite with their full coterie of the past 30 years with a new song/performance set to close out that day’s giant Veterans for Peace Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Artistic pursuits, chainsaws and local laws tangle in Olive dispute

Artistic pursuits, chainsaws and local laws tangle in Olive dispute

Jean Duffy and Hoppy Quick have known each other since both were going to grade school in Olive. Her yard’s filled with his handiwork; she’s spent the 31 years she’s lived next door to his mother on Samsonville Road looking at the older woman as a mother figure, and helping out when she could. But a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute between the two over home occupations and the side-effects of their artistic pursuits has boiled over and may end up in court.

Arthur Anderson finds a home for his ‘family’ of art

Arthur Anderson finds a home for his ‘family’ of art

The New York State Museum acquired Anderson’s “significant collection of artwork of the historic Woodstock Art Colony,” which includes 1500 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and archival material and by more than 170 artists from the first half of the 20th century. The release dubbed it “the largest comprehensive art collection of its type.”