“Backwoods Basics” will be Saturday, Jan. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and “One Night Alone: Winter Survival” on Saturday, February 24, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., both at the Phoenicia Library.
When Jane Goodall went to work for paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey in Tanzania in 1957, her only academic background was secretarial school. She approached her work in Africa with no preconceived notions, and ended up turning the field of primate biology on its head.
Some thoughts on what the rest of the winter will hold for the Hudson Valley, plus what’s new with the popular local weather service.
Got some holiday poundage to lose and a New Year’s resolution to become more physically active, but no network of outdoorsy buddies on hand to lend support and encouragement? You’re not alone; the ADK has plenty of organized outings to offer, even in the dead of winter.
Saturday, Jan. 13: Author/artist Barbara Bash will talk about the year she spent with little brown bats, learning how they give birth, raise their young, fly, hunt with echolocation (catching 600 mosquitos an hour) and gather at bat “conventions” before going into hibernation inside the caves before reemerging in spring.
How about some real reflection during this new spin around the sun? Here are three prompts that I find helpful.
Invasive absinthe is not difficult to grow.
When you and I spend time together, I tend to move slower than you do, but I do not always require assistance. In your rush to carry my totebags out of politeness, you don’t realize how disoriented I get about where my phone and pillbox are, and a moving target just makes things harder for me. Carrying my own gear is also one small way to work my weakened muscles and practice coordination.
Starting in late 2018, Health Quest Medical Practice will open a multispecialty office on Route 299 between Highland and New Paltz. Construction began in late October on a facility where patients can see providers of primary care, obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology and neurology. Patients will also be able to make follow-up appointments after surgery.
After John Jacob Astor’s death on the Titanic in 1912, Ferncliff Farm was inherited by his son, William Vincent Astor. In 1959, Vincent died, leaving Ferncliff Farm to Brooke Astor, who was later persuaded by Homer K. Staley Sr., president of the Rhinebeck Rotary, to donate 190+ acres to the Rotary for a forest preserve and game refuge. Her deed stipulated that the land must remain forever wild.