Ann Marie DiBella is a lifetime Kingstonian — St. Joe’s graduate, a former alderwoman and active Kingston Democrat, as well as a Kingston school social worker.
Both women are getting ready to return to Vieques with more lights and other supplies. They say most of the relief efforts on the island have been provided by individuals, not organizations or government agencies.
Mike Marino of Kingston strides around Kingston’s streets from morning ‘till night, seven days a week, cheerfully waving at everyone he knows, collecting bottles and buying everyone a cup of coffee.
With the death of Dean Schambach October 25 Woodstock lost its Cyrano de Bergerac, its Don Quixote — a man of talents and ambitions so vast their full achievement became ‘The Impossible Dream.’
“Our goal is to train a million yoga teachers in Africa,” said Paige Elenson, who recently received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Global Citizen Award for her Africa Yoga Project.
Frank Marquette, actor, re-enactor and re-creator of local history, might wear more costumes in a week than an entire preschool does on Halloween. It also could be argued that Marquette has made a place for himself in the community by stabbing people in the back. Is that a compliment?
‘It’s hard work, mentally and physically.’
The Onteora Class of 1967 held its 50th class reunion with a three-day weekend in September, and as a result a Blue Spruce tree was planted on the grounds of the Middle/High School on Route 28 in Boiceville.
By the time Washington Irving moved to Sunnyside, he was renowned on two continents as “the first American man of letters.” He had already written both of his most famous stories, “Legend” and “Rip Van Winkle”; covered Aaron Burr’s treason trial for a newspaper; co-founded the literary magazine Salmagundi; coined the phrase “the almighty dollar,” as well as the nicknames “Gotham” for New York City and “Knickerbocker” for one of its residents; spawned the fiction that Christopher Columbus’ contemporaries believed the Earth to be flat; and, with his accounts of traditional Yorkshire Yuletide celebrations in his Bracebridge Hall stories, planted the seed of inspiration in Charles Dickens that would soon lead to the writing of A Christmas Carol.
The guy had a vision. He came from somewhere twisted. Or maybe he came from somewhere that wasn’t twisted, and so perceived more clearly what the rest of us preferred to see as straight.