All posts by Violet Snow

Phoenicia getting a new pharmacy

Phoenicia getting a new pharmacy

In 2014, when the 64-year-old Phoenicia Pharmacy was put on the market, pharmacist Ed Ullman attempted to buy the building and take on the business built by Marty Millman over the course of more than three decades. Unable to obtain financing for the renovation required, Ullman opened a shop in Tannersville, Wellness Rx, which offers prescriptions, traditional medical products, and natural remedies. The Phoenicia Pharmacy closed in 2016 and later became Phoenicia Arts and Antiques.

The mental and physical health benefits of volunteering

The mental and physical health benefits of volunteering

Our towns run on volunteers. They serve on boards and commissions, arts organizations, food pantries and soup kitchens, historical societies, emergency departments, environmental organizations, and many more groups that residents rely on but can’t afford to support financially. All those volunteers must get something out it, or they wouldn’t keep serving the community.

Supervisor’s contest is the only Olive race

Supervisor’s contest is the only Olive race

The Town of Olive has only one contest on Election Day, as Mitchell Langbert, running on the Republican and Conservative lines, challenges Supervisor Jim Sofranko, a Democrat, who is seeking his second term. Democrats Victoria Read and Scott Kelder are running unopposed to keep their town board seats. Brian Burns will remain highway superintendent, Dawn Giuditta will continue as town clerk, and Timothy Cox will keep his position as town justice.

Housing top concern in Shandaken town board election

Housing top concern in Shandaken town board election

The town of Shandaken has two town council seats up for election in the voting that will be completed on November 2, and four candidates in the running. The Republicans are Ken Anello and Paul Beyer, and the Democrats are Elizabeth Kneissl and Robert Drake. Angel Molina is also on the ballot for the Working Families party, but he says he has officially withdrawn from the race and is throwing his support behind the Democrats.

What to do when it’s raining

What to do when it’s raining

You had the weekend all planned out, taking advantage of the crisp fall weather to enjoy cavorting outdoors among the brilliant leaf colors — but it’s raining. Don’t despair. The Hudson Valley, known for the beauties of its landscape, has indoor delights to offer as well. Many of them are related to history, art, and the printed word.