Through a new business arrangement, customers of Lasher Funeral Home in Woodstock will be served by two funeral homes owned by the Wilsey family in Phoenicia and Saugerties.
The owners of Woodstock Way Hotel are contemplating the purchase of the Lasher Funeral Home property at 100 Tinker Street in Woodstock, a short distance from the hotel, which is located in the center of town.
The 800-foot bridge, to be built parallel to the 54-year-old, 336-foot-long structure on Route 28, has been designed to prevent the flooding that devastated properties and roads in Mount Tremper during Hurricane Irene in 2011.
“We really miss him,” said dog control officer Nancy Hudler, “but we’re happy he’s in a good home. We get pictures on a daily basis.”
If you like the idea of hanging out in Galileo’s study, Dracula’s castle, a black-and-white Jean Harlow movie, or Cinderella’s ball gown, you might want to book a night or two at the Roxbury at Stratton Falls.
“It’s so satisfying to see her happy and successful and excited now about the future,” said Nancy Sweeney, who volunteers with Kingston-based Raising HOPE, designed to help women succeed despite challenges that have, in many cases, landed them in the social services system. The organization was founded in 2007 to give women who no longer needed such services the help that would keep them moving forward rather than falling back into the system. Today Raising HOPE serves a range of women from all over Ulster County seeking help with education and careers, and a recent grant from the Novo Foundation is expanding their services, increasing the need for new mentors.
“Activism is…better than Prozac. It lifts you out of despair.”
For decades, New York City poetry lovers have celebrated New Year’s Day at one (or both) of two marathon poetry readings held in (or near) the East Village. Now poet Bruce Weber has been joined by Teresa Costa of “Word of Mouth” to create a free six-hour Hudson Valley performance marathon of 100 poets and poetic musicians. “Brain Storms” kicks off on January 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Beverly Lounge, 224 Foxhall Avenue, Kingston.
It’s taken a few years, but the building once occupied by the Phoenicia Pharmacy has developed into a cheerful, bustling market and community space, with two rental areas in back, an art gallery, and an abundance of unusual and esthetically intriguing items for sale.
The Woodstock Jewish Congregation (WJC) is one of 90 organizations, so far, to earn a Seal of Sustainability from Hazon: Jewish Lab for Sustainability, described as the largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S. Based on an audit of the synagogue’s operations, covering facilities, food, and ecosystems, achievements were noted and inspiration was gained for future improvements.