When Hope Nemiroff was diagnosed with breast cancer, she recalls, “There weren’t the services and information I needed to make decisions — and there still aren’t,” at least not in the standard medical setting. As a survivor, she decided to help people navigate the frightening and confusing process of dealing with such a diagnosis by founding Breast Cancer Options, which offers support groups and an abundance of information not readily available in a doctor’s office or hospital.
For anyone who’s looking for a satisfying way to serve their community, while enjoying teamwork and camaraderie, the Woodstock Fire Department is holding an informational open house on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Woodstock Fire Company One, 242 Tinker Street.
Discarded food, buried in a pile with no oxygen, produces methane, a greenhouse gas about 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, the most frequently identified culprit in climate change.
Whether it’s labeled Alzheimer’s, dementia, or forgetfulness, when an adult manifests cognitive difficulties and memory issues, both the individual and family members have challenges to face. As Shandaken residents Rachel and George (not their real names) cope with these problems, they are hoping a local support group can make their lives easier.
Woodstock resident Tarak Kauff and a fellow member of Veterans For Peace (VFP) Ken Mayers have been arrested in Ireland for walking onto a runway at Shannon Airport with intent to inspect a plane they believed was carrying armed troops enroute to the Middle East.
Although the music is ending at the Harmony Café in Woodstock, jazz lovers should know about the ongoing Wednesday night performances by Jeff “Siege” Siegel and Rich Syracuse at Catskill Mountain Pizza.
The 2019 Woodstock Bookfest featured, as usual, smart panels, bright speakers, and festive parties. I am able to report on a sampling of events, along with my favorite quotes from presenters.
This article is the third in a series on how people in our area are responding to the environmental imperatives outlined in Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.
The author of I Am Yours, just out from Amberjack Publishing, Zaman will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Woodstock Bookfest on Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m. at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. Zaman will be interviewed by former NPR war correspondent Jacki Lyden, herself the author of a memoir, Daughter of the Queen of Sheba (Penguin, 1998).
Solar Generation, a company that started in Woodstock and now has its office just outside Kingston, is in the process of building several community arrays. Owner Paul McMenemy said two projects in the Saugerties area are close to obtaining permits and are expected to be operational by late summer, available only to Central Hudson customers. Two arrays in NYSEG’s territory are also in the works but will not be completed until next year.