Megan Napoli is a research ecologist at the Mohonk Preserve.
Local vocalists perform and see the sights.
It’s that time once again when Woodstockers honor the legions of volunteers with a day of food and music, then a presentation of the Alf Evers Award at 8 p.m. and capping it all off with a the Woodstock Fire Departments phenomenal annual fireworks show at around 9 p.m. when the sun has departed for the day.
August 19-20: Elementary school teacher Joseph Defino founded Hope Rocks to combat addiction and its associated despair after 13 of his former students died in a space of four years. More than 30 live musical acts are scheduled.
August 21-26: The 173-year-old tradition continues in Rhinebeck.
Woodstock had no emergency rescue squad in 1973, when the president of Rotron had a heart attack at the Woodstock Golf Club. In the 45 minutes it took for an ambulance to arrive from Kingston, the man died. The following year, the Woodstock Fire Department agreed to add a fifth company to its volunteer services, and the Woodstock Rescue Squad was formed.
Elementary-school students in Saugerties have joined kids across the state in the summer library reading program, an initiative sponsored by the New York State Education Department and digital book library.
It’s a sauna-like August day on the deck of the replica 17th century armed merchantman Kalmar Nyckel and Captain Lauren Morgens has her eye on the weather.
Saturday, Aug. 11: Blueberry season is still raging full-force along the Shawangunk Ridge – especially the easy-to-pick highbush species, with their paler-blue, large, juicy, small-seeded fruits. Sunnier spots where the berries ripen early are probably already picked-over, whether by birds, humans or other mammals; but now would be a good time to check your favorite shadier troves.
A plan to expand Rick Volz Field has some crying foul over concerns about the impact to two of the town’s wellheads.