Phoenicia resident Solane Verraine, having pled guilty to manslaughter in the assisted suicide of her husband, John Owings, Jr., a.k.a. Johnny Asia, was sentenced on February 21 to one to three years in state prison.
Local artists are mourning Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia’s community art gallery, which has closed down after 14 years of operation.
The town of Olive planning board unanimously re-approved the site plan for weddings held at Ashokan Dreams bed-and-breakfast, setting new conditions in response to a lawsuit brought by disgruntled neighbors.
“Men are taught not to feel sad. They’re only allowed to feel angry. We try to give them the chance to voice the feelings underneath the anger. If you talk, maybe you won’t hit or act out in other ways.”
Using acupuncture instead of narcotics.
Feb. 2: Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser, who wrote a book about donating bone marrow to treat her sister’s lymphoma, said that despite all the associated trauma, “It’s a magical, mystical experience, giving another person part of your body to help them live. There’s something profound and mysterious about it.”
“We want to make people’s homes and lives more beautiful,” said interior designer Maria R. Mendoza, owner of Marigold Home.
Police estimated the number of people at 1500 to 2000, comparable to the 2017 march. Both last year and this year, women, men, and children marched from Andy Lee Field to Bradley Meadows and then back to the town green, pausing to listen to speakers and musicians and to commune with friends. “I wanted to be around people who feel like me, and to get more hope from being together,” said one marcher.
“Backwoods Basics” will be Saturday, Jan. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and “One Night Alone: Winter Survival” on Saturday, February 24, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., both at the Phoenicia Library.
Among the 250-plus women’s marches and events around the U.S. planned for Saturday, January 20, demonstrators will again take to the street in Woodstock, echoing the protest expressed last year on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president.