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Hoopers for Humanity keep things moving

Hoopers for Humanity keep things moving

“It started out as a small group of ladies who enjoyed getting together and hula-hooping,” said High Falls Hoopers for Humanity member Chiara Herman, a pre-school teacher and mother. “It’s a great form of exercise, and we liked being able to practice together and to teach each other moves. Eventually we started having little potluck dinners afterwards. It was just a fun time!”

Woodstock plans drive-through Christmas Eve

Woodstock plans drive-through Christmas Eve

While the Covid-19 pandemic is preventing the usual Christmas Eve extravaganza in Woodstock, volunteers are making sure Santa can still bring good cheer to children in the area. In true Woodstock form, volunteers aren’t going to let the Covid Grinch steal Christmas.

The holidays take a new shape this year

The holidays take a new shape this year

With the second wave of Covid-19 still building steam, upcoming holiday celebrations, which generally involve intergenerational, indoor gatherings lasting several hours or more, are coming under scrutiny. Public health officials are urging Americans to celebrate only with those in their household; in essence, to skip seeing extended family this year so that everyone will be around to see next year. 

Gathering for a county Covid-19 update

Gathering for a county Covid-19 update

The arrows of crisis are all pointed up at precipitous angles, as officials and front-line workers scramble back into response mode, and a fatigued, near-broken populace moans “not that again,” as if it were another pointless Kardashian/Jenner news cycle. Some of the most embittered and suspicious among us arguing that is precisely what it is.