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Mapping the Catskills

Mapping the Catskills

The Catskill Mountains are crisscrossed with political and cultural lines that meander across the landscape like so many invisible trout streams, carving the landscape into more tame and manageable pieces. The result of all this slicing and dicing is that little attention gets paid to the Catskills as a whole, either by its own residents or by the larger powers that be.

Ed Sanders and the Fugs seek to cleanse the political morass

Ed Sanders and the Fugs seek to cleanse the political morass

If you don’t have solid plans for Tuesday, May 30, here’s an idea for you, care of Woodstock bard and activist Ed Sanders. Join in at that time as he and The Fugs, the band he started with Ken Weaver and the late Tuli Kupferberg in the mid-1960s, reunite with their full coterie of the past 30 years with a new song/performance set to close out that day’s giant Veterans for Peace Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

In Town: Taste of Woodstock

In Town: Taste of Woodstock

The 5th Annual Taste of Woodstock, presented by the Woodstock Film Festival and the Hudson Valley Film Commission will celebrate the culinary diversity and delicacies that the region has to offer, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, throughout Woodstock.

Artistic pursuits, chainsaws and local laws tangle in Olive dispute

Artistic pursuits, chainsaws and local laws tangle in Olive dispute

Jean Duffy and Hoppy Quick have known each other since both were going to grade school in Olive. Her yard’s filled with his handiwork; she’s spent the 31 years she’s lived next door to his mother on Samsonville Road looking at the older woman as a mother figure, and helping out when she could. But a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute between the two over home occupations and the side-effects of their artistic pursuits has boiled over and may end up in court.