Jay Wenk passed away quietly at home on May 29, 2018, surrounded by his family, listening to Mozart. In his quest to die as he lived, on his own terms, he wrote his own obituary, which is presented here.
“I tell people, ‘I can get them into your place of business the first time; after that, it’s up to you.’”
When Reverend Joshua Bode arrived to take the helm of the Woodstock Reformed Church, he was almost 31, he was taking on his first congregation, and his wife of four years was pregnant with their first child. Now, 10 years later, he is leaving at the end of June to take a post in the Persian Gulf region, along with his wife, Erica, and their three children.
Jay Wenk, perennial activist, town board member, fighter for peace, died at around 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 at home at the age of 91.
Having been dead, I can’t testify to exactly what happened as I lay on my back.
How did Philip Roth, widely acclaimed as the greatest living American novelist at the time of his death last week, come to be buried at Bard College?
One of the founders of NYC’s wildly successful Greenmarket (as well as the one in Saugerties), the architect/urban planner sowed the seeds of a green revolution.
On May 11, Peter M. Mayer, international publishing legend, founder of The Overlook Press, and Woodstocker of more than 50 years, succumbed to amyloidosis at the age of 82.
A flowering dogwood tree, planted at the Saugerties town hall in memory of Marie Post, was part of the Saugerties observance of Arbor Day on Friday, April 27.
Psychodrama is a form of psychotherapy in which patients act out events from their past. The Hudson Valley has become an international hotbed of psychodrama training, thanks to the work of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute.