With a mix of businesspeople and former theater professionals now on the board of directors, Phoenicia’s STS Playhouse is contemplating a new direction for the historic community theater.
The railroad, facing a deadline from the county, moved its trains from the county tracks to CMRR property in January, without a floodplain permit.
On May 16, the Olive planning board approved the revised site plan for wedding events at the Ashokan Dreams bed-and-breakfast, hammering out conditions in an effort to limit the impact on High Point Mountain Road neighbors who have complained about such issues as noise, traffic, and invasion of privacy.
At her arraignment, Phoenicia resident Solane Verraine pled not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of her husband, John Owings, Jr., a guitarist known as Johnny Asia. But apparently Verraine had told police she helped Asia die. And now her fate hinges on complex considerations of law, suffering, and mercy.
The bed & breakfast has been criticized by neighbors, who say the weddings last year brought excessive noise, cars blocking the road, and trespassing by guests.
Ripples of fear are coursing through Woodstock, Kingston, Phoenicia, Fleischmanns, Margaretville, and other towns where many Latin Americans are working in such fields as food service and construction.
The story revolves around a couple who marry after a six-week courtship. At their wedding, attended by a mysterious old man, a supernatural event occurs that tests the young couple’s love and commitment to each other.
The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is seeking kids 8-18 for a choir to perform at this summer’s staging of La Bohème on August 5.
The Onteora High School auditorium will be transformed into 19th century France on April 28, 29, and 30, as the Onteora Music Department presents Les Misérables (School Edition), a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic historical novel.
Phoenicia’s Woodland Valley bridge, closed for repairs since early winter, is expected to reopen by Memorial Day, said Ulster County Deputy Executive Bob Sudlow.