“The horse is a mirror to your soul,” said Jane Davis, whose horse, Snickers, is her partner in equine-assisted healing practice, based at a farm between Woodstock and Saugerties. “Everything you learn with a horse can be taken into your relationships.”
The collages are small and made entirely of paper from old books. Squares of varying shades of off-white and tan are arranged in rectangles criss-crossed with brown lines that look drawn but are actually the time-stained edges of pages. Occasionally — in not more than two or three spots per collage — a tiny face, limb, or bit of text peeks through the squares. The letter “O,” the word “but.”
The Shandaken Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decided to open a public hearing on the petition of Sanjay Rawal challenging zoning officer Howie McGowan’s rejection of his request for a permit to build a 35-foot statue of spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy on private property in Woodland Valley.
We’ll start our preview of this year’s 20th Anniversary Woodstock Film Festival, running October 2-5, with the special guests, including Matt Dillon, Rosie Perez, Parker Posey, Julie Taymor, folk music icon Janis Ian, and many others. Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Walt, will receive the Trailblazer Award for her documentaries and community activism. March for Our Lives co-founder Cameron Kasky will be on hand for the screening of Parkland Rising, about the teen-led anti-gun-violence movement generated by the high school shooting in Florida.
The $6.7 million endowment New York City is providing for the upgrade and maintenance of septic systems in the hamlet of Shandaken can be expected to last anywhere from 55 to 75 years, engineer Henry Lamont said at the September 9 town board meeting. When the funding runs out, homeowners will again have to pay for their own maintenance.
Events are scheduled throughout the area from Sept. 14 to 22, including displays of electric vehicles, test drives, a parade and workshop on tax credits.
The historical museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, September 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a party featuring a scavenger hunt and other activities for kids, refreshments, tours, and more. When you stop by, be sure and schedule time to look through the astounding collection of antique tools, photographs, clothing, and other vestiges of the town’s history.
Lytle will read from the book, a child’s-eye tour of the Little BeaverKill Creek, and display the drawings on the walls at the Golden Notebook,29 Tinker Street, Woodstock at 4:30p.m. Saturday, September 14.
There were few opportunities for African-Americans to make classical recordings in the early 1900s, but now the handful we know of have been compiled, their quality improved, and the music reissued in a CD entitled Black Swans, produced by Woodstock resident Leslie Gerber’s Parnassus Records.
The Bearsville Theater complex has narrowly escaped purchase by two different potential buyers with plans to build a hotel on the historic property located two miles from the center of Woodstock. British businesswoman and Willow resident Lizzie Vann, who closed on the theater and associated restaurants and music studio on Friday, August 31, expects to maintain the previous uses of the buildings, while seeking input on how to make the complex, renamed Bearsville Center, even more community-friendly.