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 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.”
“I have a new best friend — napa cabbage,” said farmer Madalyn Warren. “I do not have a day without
‘It’s like hanging out in your living room. You get to watch TV and conversate with people…’
This extraordinary example of pre-Raphaelite stained-glass work was commissioned in 1867 by a parishioner in memory of her husband and two sons. At a cost of $3,000, The New York Herald called it “one of the costliest works of the kind yet seen in this country.”
When Kathy Anderson and her late husband Walt arrived in Woodstock almost 50 years ago, they had a choice — they could live quietly within the community, raise their children and let Woodstock move on without them. Or, they could dive head first into their new hometown and try to make a difference. Fortunately, for Woodstock, they chose the latter.
Shock surrounding the sudden death of Father John (AKA Jack Nelson), Vicar of Woodstock’s legendary Church of the Holy Transformation of Christ-on-the- Mount, has left the fate of this landmark institution in serious question.
Discover the Emile Brunel Studio & Sculpture Garden in Boiceville. When it was known as Le Chalet Indien resort, it was the summer home of Harold Prince and Max Ernst; regular visitors included Enrico Caruso, George M. Cohan, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
Eleven-year-old Dayna Blackmon of Kingston has been living with CF her entire life. Her parents, Jen and Dana Blackmon, are hosting their 10th annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Monday, Aug. 14 at Mariner’s Harbor.
In the past decade, Nelson, deacon of Woodstock’s Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount, was a familiar figure in Woodstock, striding down the street or riding on his motor scooter in his full-length black cassock and cap. He was passionately engaged in many social issues, from Native American rights to peace activism to railroad preservation.