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Tiny Staniker carries the finery at Lily’s in Woodstock

Tiny Staniker carries the finery at Lily’s in Woodstock

“I’m known for dresses and partywear,” says Tiny Stainker, fanning out the skirt of a velvet dress in her boutique, Lily’s, next to the Woodstock Village Green. She also sells streetwear, winter hats and scarves, nightgowns, kids’ clothing, cards, chocolate, and an eclectic mix of other items. Most of what she sells is designed by artists she has connected with in her 25 years of running a shop in Woodstock.

Woodstock’s Herwood Inn is small and complete

Woodstock’s Herwood Inn is small and complete

The proprietors of the Herwood Inn seem to have thought of everything. Bed platforms flush with the floor, so nothing can roll underneath, including dust. A curated vinyl collection and record player in each of the four bedrooms. Readily available yoga mats and blocks. The Herwood, which opened this September in Woodstock, has been designed and equipped with meticulous attention to detail.

Heat pumps are ready for their day

Heat pumps are ready for their day

Heat pumps can keep a home warm and cool, run on electricity and are extremely efficient. As such, they have been embraced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Nolan, Parete square off again for county legislature

Nolan, Parete square off again for county legislature

Kathy Nolan, a Democrat, is running for reelection after a term as Ulster County legislator for District 22, which includes the towns of Shandaken, Olive, Denning, and Hardenbergh. She is being challenged by John Parete, who lost the seat to Nolan in 2017, after serving six terms. Parete, also a Democrat, has received the Republican party endorsement but failed in an attempt to defeat Nolan in the Democratic primary earlier this year. Parete has not said which party he would caucus with should he win.

Shandaken Town Board race shapes up

Shandaken Town Board race shapes up

On Election Day, Shandaken residents will vote for two of four candidates running for town board. Incumbent Peter DiSclafani is on the Democratic ticket, along with Vivian Welton, while council member Gael Alba is retiring. Kyle Steen and Ken Booth were nominated by the Republicans. The town board currently has four Democratic members, alongside Republican supervisor Rob Stanley, who is running for reelection against Democrat Brian Powers.

Woodstock tackles the scourge of single-use plastic

Woodstock tackles the scourge of single-use plastic

“One coffee to go.” “Sure. Did you bring your own reusable cup, or do you need a disposable cup?” This conversation may become standard at Woodstock cafés, as the Rethink Disposables Working Group rolls out an initiative to reduce the quantity of single-use plastic littering our environment.