What was Woodstock like in the years before we lent our name to a generation? What, for this purpose, might Mill Hill Road have presented to the passerby before the world “found” us in the years prior to a certain festival? (Even though we were doing quite well, thank you.)
The Woodstock Zoning Board of Appeals has been in the midst of an existential exercise of late. Following deep analysis and key decisions on the propriety of several code enforcement issues in recent months, they’re currently weighing the pros and cons of new signage for the changing Bradley Meadows shopping center and its growing main business, Sunflower Natural Foods, while simultaneously taking into account a growing push by Woodstock’s Commission for Civic Design (CCD), as well as the town’s Tree Committee, to straighten up the look of the town.
Starting with this fall’s crop of legislators and county officials, legislators can serve no more than six full terms and executives and comptrollers no more than three.
The Woodstock Town Board voted unanimously to set a cap of 340 short-term rentals for the remainder of 2019 and will limit units in 2020 to the number registered by the end of this year.
Police say they are still seeking a motive in the killing of a homeless man who was found stabbed to death in a wooded area off of the Thruway Exit 19 traffic circle on Sunday. The body of Guy D. Andradez, 58, was discovered around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 beneath a tarp near a tent where, witnesses say, he had been living since June.
Choreography on the Edge is a consistently innovative program aimed at giving professional choreographers and dancers a chance to experiment and push their boundaries. Performances started last weekend with some chestnuts from past works and continue Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 with an array of new works by local choreographers Andrea Pastorella, Laura Ward, Julie Manna, Rebecca Frank, Jai Mason, Jess Lewis and Jocelyne Danchick.
The Woodstock Fire Department will present its annual Fireworks display, at dusk (just after 9 p.m. usually), Saturday, August 17 at the Andy Lee Field, Rock City Rd.
The Fugs will make a rare appearance at the Woodstock Guild’s Byrdcliffe Barn at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.
A Kingston man has been charged with the murder of a homeless man whose body was found in the woods near the traffic circle.
Andy Lee Field in Woodstock will be dressed with hundreds of balloons and three tents as locals gather on Saturday, August 17, with lunch served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the adjoining Mescal Hornbeck Community Center. Music will start at 2:15 p.m., headlined by The Cupcakes, and will move outside to the field at 7 p.m. for Rennie Cantine’s Woodstock Guitar Festival, leading up to the 9 p.m. (or so) grand fireworks display.