Dina Washington is a literal postal professional, and then some. Walk into the Uptown post office and you’re greeted by her luminous smile and positive vibes. She is upright and energetic, yet collected and positive.
“It (poetry) just hits me, an image or a phrase, and it starts to write itself. Most of my ideas come just when I’m going off to sleep, when my conscious-mind, my analytical and logical mind, is dozing off and sleep brings things, other things, out, brings things to a head, the unconscious, and I write them down…”
Once upon a time, street artists were widely regarded as mere vandals — as scourges to polite society. But graffiti has a long and honorable history, both as an artform and an expression of sociopolitical protest.
Richard Fredrick “Rick” Lange Jr. is usually seen hunched over the counter of his North Front Street store, Rhino Records, peering into his laptop’s screen and dropping thinly sliced, paper-dry wit on customers. The shelves of the Uptown Kingston shop are lined with more than the expected vintage albums and CDs. A respectable book collection ranges from tomes on 19th century Danish poetry to rock ’n’ roll journalism to how to start an anarchist movement on a budget.
It’s not often we get to retrace the steps we’ve taken on our path through life. The road is long and winding, and going back to revisit the stops along the way is not always possible. But for Gail and Paul Appeldorn, their 50th wedding anniversary this year brought the opportunity to do just that. And their “trip of a lifetime” included coming back to where it all started for them: New Paltz’s Mohonk Mountain House.
Eric Francis Coppolino is the world’s only astrologer to carry international press credentials.
“When the phone call comes in, it says you are a match to a specific bone marrow patient that says they need the bone marrow, or they will die. What could I do?”
As a teacher fluent in both French and English, Sharon Roth was uniquely qualified to take on the challenge of working with students in Burkina Faso, whose official language is French.
If you frequent the Saugerties public library, chances are you’ve come across librarian Christine Pacuk.
The award was intended to recognize Novi’s seminal role in the farm-to-table movement and his longtime commitment to cooking with locally sourced ingredients — and, on a larger scale, to farmland preservation.