Dana Kuhns has been named scout executive of the Rip Van Winkle Council, Boy Scouts of America, which serves Ulster and Greene Counties.
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Wichita 2 Woodstock (W2W) is a new, web-based, social practice project. Drawing on the populations of Wichita, Kansas, and Woodstock, the project engages people from both sides of the political divide in an asynchronous question-and-answer dialogue using a video camera to record, and the internet to broadcast, the results.
Sophia Roberts and Emily Peck co-founded the Book Donation Project, an independent, student-run organization that donates new and gently used books to senior centers, children’s hospitals, and children’s centers.
The March starts at 11 a.m. on Playhouse Lane in Woodstock followed by a Rally in back of Colony Woodstock, 22 Rock City Rd.
Volunteers are preparing for the arrival of the town’s most important guest of the year. Of course, it’s Jolly ol’ Saint Nick himself. How will he arrive this year? How will he top himself again with his grand entrance?
On the first two weekends of December, Phoenicia puts together the series of family-friendly holiday events that the hamlet has enjoyed annually for years, including parties, tree-lighting, theater, and caroling.
Family’s 43rd Thanksgiving dinner opens its doors 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, November 28 at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road. If you’ve never been to one, stop by, or better yet, cook a platter of sweet potatoes or a bowl of vegetables and bring it by. It will make your heart sing.
The route Kathy Anderson took to found her School for Young Artists 40 years ago this coming year was a bit circuitous, a bit of a crab-walk, but also very Woodstock in an old-town way. Just as the School is so very home town, both as a joyous Bearsville presence and a key element in several generations of the community’s children and parents.
Following the traditional Veteran’s Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Woodstock Cemetery on Monday, November 11, local veterans — and a few who had come many miles to honor a fallen combat brother — gathered, along with friends and family at American Legion Post 1026 to unveil a sumptuous, colorful 8-foot tall quilt honoring Sgt. Richard Quinn, a medic, the lone Woodstocker who lost his life in the Vietnam war in 1970.
The quilt is stunning, and is presently being displayed at the museum in Chandler, Texas, in anticipation of its arrival in Woodstock. “Doc” Quinn — the only Woodstocker to die in Vietnam — was awarded, among many other medals, The Distinguished Service Cross, and the Combat Medical Badge, both posthumously. Each of his medals, as well as his portrait, are entirely embroidered, as are all the names of his family, friends, fellow medics, and many of the soldiers who served with Quinn in Vietnam.