“Old age showers you with clarities and simplicities if you don’t struggle,” writes this former journalist who grew up in the Woodstock of the late 1930s and early 1940s.
The festival, which runs from Oct. 11-15, features many films by local directors and shot in the Hudson Valley.
Oct. 11-15: There are many to choose from. Here’s a start.
Woodstock’s seen a busy season of changes. More are on the way.
There’s a moving image of a tadpole swimming upstream in murky waters on the website of Christy Rupp, whose exhibition, “Catastrophozoic,” opens at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties with an artist’s reception this Saturday, September 30. There are skeletal sculptures, embossed glassware, collages and posters. An entire world of the fragile and natural is under attack from manmade objects and methodologies.
“Cosmopolitan” is the word Woodstock Film Festival Executive Director Meira Blaustein is using to describe the 18th outing of the annual event set to run from October 11 through 15th in Kingston, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Saugerties and Woodstock, its center.
Automobiles were something else 114 years ago, when the 1903 Automobile Endurance Run being commemorated by the Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally Saturday, September 23, took place over several early October days, marked by heavy rains and floods along the run’s 800 mile path from Weehawken, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA.
A convention would allow for a wide number of issues to be addressed simultaneously, from ethics to education funding. But opponents fear the process would be influenced by “dark money,” which may lead to the erosion of protections for collective-bargaining, home-rule and a robust public education system.
Robert Aiello’s new self-published memoir, Remembering Glasco: Growing up in an Italian-American village, revels in a host of hometown experiences. That includes a sense of ethnic identity that was once a bedrock of Hudson Valley life.
‘The middle class has dissipated. Those buyers are gone…’