Father Francis radically changed the spiritual life of Woodstock more than any Christian clergyman before or since.
The Kingston High School varsity field hockey team has a new coach for the first time in nearly two decades, but they’ve started the season pretty much how they always do — outscoring their opponents over four games by a combined score of 26-1.
A community presentation on internet awareness is Ensuring Youth Safety in Cyberspace. scheduled to take place in the Saugerties High School auditorium next Monday, September 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entitled Ensuring Youth Safety in Cyberspace, the program is free to parents, guardians and the public.
With the 52nd Mum Festival just two weeks away, gardeners throughout the village of Saugerties and portions of the town are cleaning out flower beds to make room for the colorful fall plants for which the festival is named. Seamon Park, site of the October 8 fest, is the epicenter of the seasonal activity.
Returning for the fifth time Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, the annual Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue is the “main community friendraiser and fundraiser” for the programs of the Rondout Valley Growers’ Association (RVGA).
Lenny Kislin — beloved Woodstocker whose puppy dog eyes launched a million smiles — finally proved that personal prophecy of doom which couldn’t lose, though in proving it we lost him…at 4 a.m. Tuesday September 12 to kidney failure. He was 71 years old.
The event features a raffle, children’s activities, live music and a book sale.
Saturday, Sept. 23: The Grammy-nominated band will donate all proceeds to support the mission of the Hurley Heritage Society. Professor Louie has recorded and produced music for many artists in LRS Studios in Hurley for more than 30 years. Located on the farm of John and Anna Kaufman, the studio looks out over the fields that inspired the critically acclaimed 2016 album, Music from Hurley Mountain.
A portrait exemplifies the richness of authentic local history.
The clergyman, who presided over the Church on the Mount atop Meads Mountain from the 1930s until 1979, who enchanted Woodstockers, married many and guided the spiritual needs of an unruly community, said his great turning point was assisting Clarence Darrow in defending a high school teacher arrested for teaching evolution in “The Scopes Monkey Trail.”