When Hope Nemiroff was diagnosed with breast cancer, she recalls, “There weren’t the services and information I needed to make decisions — and there still aren’t,” at least not in the standard medical setting. As a survivor, she decided to help people navigate the frightening and confusing process of dealing with such a diagnosis by founding Breast Cancer Options, which offers support groups and an abundance of information not readily available in a doctor’s office or hospital.
It’s a year of anniversaries in and for Woodstock. It’s a special one for the Woodstock Film Festival as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with a year round flurry of activities in anticipation of its actual October 2-October 6 outing — from screenwriting classes and staged readings to a variety of screenings and the WFF’s annual Taste of Woodstock event.
On Friday, April 26, a fashion show at Colony Woodstock will celebrate styles of the 1970’s fifty years later, predominantly created by a mother-daughter team of seamstresses, and curated by the surviving daughter, Molly Farley.
For anyone who’s looking for a satisfying way to serve their community, while enjoying teamwork and camaraderie, the Woodstock Fire Department is holding an informational open house on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Woodstock Fire Company One, 242 Tinker Street.
What could be the community’s next big land use battle has emerged in the past week as news appeared that The Lodge at Woodstock, featured on TV as one of the nation’s worst hotels just five years ago, sold March 13 for $2.8 million to an international “Lifestyle, Travel and Hospitality Platform” that’s become one of the hottest international real estate ventures since being formed in Central America 11 years ago.
Discarded food, buried in a pile with no oxygen, produces methane, a greenhouse gas about 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, the most frequently identified culprit in climate change.
Whether it’s labeled Alzheimer’s, dementia, or forgetfulness, when an adult manifests cognitive difficulties and memory issues, both the individual and family members have challenges to face. As Shandaken residents Rachel and George (not their real names) cope with these problems, they are hoping a local support group can make their lives easier.
Woodstock resident Tarak Kauff and a fellow member of Veterans For Peace (VFP) Ken Mayers have been arrested in Ireland for walking onto a runway at Shannon Airport with intent to inspect a plane they believed was carrying armed troops enroute to the Middle East.
The unselfishness that’s such a fundamental element of every team sport is an extremely important lesson we can take with us when the buzzer sounds (or the final out is made or the winning run scores) and we reenter the rest of our lives. Teamwork. Trust. Self-knowledge. Physical, emotional, and mental resourcefulness. Being so much in our bodies. And, most importantly, the full awareness and enjoyment of the living moment.
Woodstockers filled Town Hall to once again raise their concerns over proposed short-term rental regulations that pits residents seeking affordable long term housing against those trying to make a business out of the shared economy — though a great many of those are just trying to rent a room or two to afford the tax bill and keep their homes.