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KTD Abbot Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche passes on

KTD Abbot Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche passes on

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the abbot of Woodstock’s Tibetan monastery, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), died on Sunday, October 6, at the age of 95 (or 96 according to the Tibetan lunar calendar.) Hailed by Tricycle, the American Buddhist magazine, as a leading figure of Tibetan Buddhism in the US, Karthar Rinpoche will be honored and supported on his death journey by seven weeks of ceremonies at Karme Ling, the retreat center in Delaware County where he made his home.

Remember the Burning of Kingston

Remember the Burning of Kingston

Friday-Saturday, October 18-19. While a reenactment of the Redcoats’ landing and skirmish with the local militia at Kingston Point won’t be happening this year, some new features have been added to the semiannual commemoration of the disastrous sequence of events in 1777, when British forces took over the city, setting buildings afire as they moved from east to west.

Faces of Kingston: Ethan Scott Barnett

Faces of Kingston: Ethan Scott Barnett

I recently became casually acquainted with the outspoken and quite busy Ethan Scott Barnett, often found passionately chatting with a wide array of people around our city at night, and I suspected a great interview subject as well as interesting human had been found. Thank you to Ethan for taking time and agreeing to be this week’s Faces of Kingston subject.

Longyear Farm Day benefits Woodstock Land Conservancy

Longyear Farm Day benefits Woodstock Land Conservancy

Saturday, Oct. 12: Located in the heart of Woodstock for 70 years, Matt, Heather and Kathy Longyear’s farm has hosted a benefit for the Woodstock Land Conservancy for the last five years. This event is a celebration of community for all ages and features opportunities to learn about the farm and the environment while enjoying crafts, kids’ activities and local foods and music.

Reformed Church of New Paltz celebrates community with Applestock on Huguenot Street

Reformed Church of New Paltz celebrates community with Applestock on Huguenot Street

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the apple festival organized by the Reformed Church of New Paltz each fall, rebranded since 2016 as “Applestock.” Hosting an autumn festival can be tricky in terms of the weather, but Saturday, October 5 dawned cool and sunny, the perfect combination for hanging out on Huguenot Street at a family-friendly event that felt like a traditional, old-time village fête.