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Woodstock Film Festival returns for its 19th year

Woodstock Film Festival returns for its 19th year

Oct. 10-14: This year’s festival features nine world premieres, four North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, a dozen East Coast premieres, and eight New York premieres among the 100 plus screenings and dozens of star-studded panel discussions and special events arrayed over five days, as well as special awards being presented to legendary theater and film visionary Julie Taymor and award-winning documentary director Matthew Heineman, known for his eye-opening work on healthcare and opioid addiction crises

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.