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Pages for the ages: Local books reviewed

Pages for the ages: Local books reviewed

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.

Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club has building, land up for sale

Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club has building, land up for sale

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.”

Ruth Lauer-Manenti’s Remnants at CPW

Ruth Lauer-Manenti’s Remnants at CPW

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.

Bierhal’s show highlights openings at WAAM

Bierhal’s show highlights openings at WAAM

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.