Gaylin won an Edgar Allan Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America (MWA) for her novel If I Die Tonight (HarperCollins, 2018). Popularly known as “the Edgars,” the awards are given annually in a number of categories.
Issues regarding building permits, renovation allowances, pool safety and the transformation of what was known as The Lodge and is now struggling to become Selina Woodstock grew even more complicated this past week.
While we all wait to see the hundred objects chosen to capture the first hundred years of the Woodstock Artist’s Association & Museum’s role as a stalwart of the town’s cultural tides, we might as well consider what’s being planned for the WAAM galleries’ other spaces starting this Saturday, with a reception planned for 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Woodstock area children and teens will get a chance to put on a musical play this summer, as Edie’s Fairytale Theater come to the Byrdcliffe Barn from June 24 to 28 to mount a production of their original adaptation of Peter Pan, for kids aged five to 16. The St. Louis-based company will be brought to town by Kerry Henderson and Bex Roper-Caldbeck, organizers of the Woodstock Festival of Song, which will hold two concerts at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12.
Good things come in sublime groupings, at least here in the art colony that is eternal Woodstock. A fortnight after Jim Cox’s successful Collector’s Exchange auction, noted gallerist Tom Fletcher, who’s spent a lifetime selling culture in first the book industry and now classic Woodstock art for nearly 30 years, will be hosting one of his grand fine art auctions on Saturday, May 11 starting at 2 p.m. at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center on Rock City Road.
Woodstock 50 impresario Michael Lang isn’t happy about what the multinational company he thought was his financial partner tried to do to his commemorative festival last week. He’s made his displeasure known by publicizing a five-page letter he sent to Toshihiro Yamamoto, president & CEO of Dentsu Inc. in Tokyo, on May 6, and charging the multinational of making off with $17 million in the process.
Gallerist and art auctioneer Jim Cox seemed just as busy at the start of this week as he was leading up to, and at, his Collectors Exchange Fine Art Auction at the Woodstock Community Center on Sunday, April 28. There was a lot of follow-up to do on live and online bids, billing matters to attend to, and the shipping of art to the many nations and states winning bids came in from.
From the New York State police: “County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police were dealing with a suicidal individual who had barricaded himself in a residence this morning (Saturday, May 4). The individual has surrender to police and the situation has been resolved peacefully.”
The Onteora school board unanimously approved a $57,403,498 budget for the coming school year at its April 24 meeting after
Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum made the proposal in the waning days of his administration last year. But, despite facing a $900,000 shortfall in projected revenues from fees paid by other agencies to house inmates at the facility, both County Executive-elect Pat Ryan and Sheriff Juan Figueroa said this week that the idea was a non-starter.