Woodstock has lost one of the beloved characters that have defined the town for generations. Puppy John, born and raised in Oradell, New Jersey as Donald Hanson, died in his early fifties according to a cousin.
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The Woodstock American Legion honored US Army sergeant Richard (Doc) Quinn on July 12. On that date in 1970, the Woodstock native was killed in action in the Republic of Vietnam. Last year, a ceremony was held in Woodstock renaming Hillcrest Avenue to Sergeant Richard Quinn Drive. This is the road where the local American Legion Hall is located.
The Golden Notebook decided to slightly redesign the banner located on the side of its store in the center of town in hopes to encourage the use of masks everywhere in the fight against Covid 19. They are required in the store and in most businesses in town.
Since the 1960s, the Town of Woodstock has had a reputation for being a hotbed of antiwar activism, as a corollary to its role as an arts colony steeped in the counterculture. Some local promoters of nonviolence are hard to miss – such as Gloria Waslyn and her vibrantly colored Parrots for Peace, a magnet for kids at practically every outdoor community gathering in the area. Others, however, keep a lower public profile.
“She’s here!” Intermittent rain and a sustained sense of excitement both permeated the air outside the Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingston last Friday afternoon, as friends and admirers of Noami Leaf Halpern gathered to wish her a happy 106th birthday – pandemic-style, through window glass.
Nurseries are among the few local businesses that have blossomed this spring. While fear of the pandemic may have ravaged the mind, it was planting that revitalized the soul.
The pandemic may have forced local communities to change their Independence Day plans, but the July Fourth weekend will still give people across the Hudson Valley opportunities to celebrate.
Local pools are being filled, lifeguards being hired, and new safety protocols put into place. Ulster County residents will have
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that Ulster County will be presenting an Independence Weekend Salute to essential workers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the loss of a loved one more traumatic and challenging than usual because social-distancing precautions prohibit traditional funeral services and derail the natural grieving process. An online memorial service through Christ’s Lutheran Church in Woodstock will help with the healing process.