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.
After a year of preliminary work, planning board and zoning board of appeals processes, and the delays inherent in all contemporary building projects, the remake and expansion of Sunflower Natural Foods in Woodstock is underway.
Every year since 2000, Nathan Koenig and Shelli Lipton of the Woodstock Museum have come up with a theme under which to put out a call for issues-oriented works for their annual free film festival, which will again be running over the Labor Day weekend starting Friday evening, August 31, at 7 p.m.
Got a spare $20 million on hand? Ready to finally fork over for those 260 acres with nine buildings, gorgeously overlooking the Hudson River and distant Catskill Mountains?
The seats are plush, there’s an attendant offering you food, there’s streaming music, WiFi and you can stretch out your legs…Welcome to LINE, the new venture from Trailways running up to stops in New Paltz, Kingston, Woodstock, Phoenicia and Hunter. It’s touted as “Bus, meet Business Class. Business Class, meet Bus.”
The Woodstock Artist Association and Museum isn’t really a museum at all. It turns out that an application for such status that was on the verge of being approved by the state 13 years ago was never finalized, and is now obsolete.
The planned alcohol sales at a boutique hotel had been the focus of a neighborhood controversy.
Ulster County recently saw the completion of a “data mining” expedition into short-term rentals by a third party company hired last spring, and is currently sending out notices to all Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and other such hosts reminding them about the county occupancy taxes they owe.
Mary Frank, who will be feted at the reception for her new exhibit of works, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, August 11 at Elena Zang Gallery in Shady, and has just released a new book of her epic photographic works, Refuge, has always been an activist — from the early battles over civil rights, our involvement in foreign wars, the rise of feminism, and ongoing battles against world hunger and thirst to the most recent separations of refugee families at our borders and attacks on Planned Parenthood.
The high-end boutique hotel being built behind the Center for Photography at Woodstock between Tinker Street and the former Hillcrest Ave., now Sgt. Richard Quinn Drive, has proven controversial— particularly the plan to add a bar and café with alcohol sales.