Some residents of western Shandaken who have been unable to obtain cable TV or Internet service, unless they spring for an expensive satellite dish will soon be able to go online.
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The public is invited to a reception at the church on Sunday, September 15, at noon, in honor of Pastor Sonja Maclary, who was ordained two decades ago and came to Woodstock to shepherd her first congregation.
Olive Day, which takes place 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, September 8, in Davis Park, just off Route 28A at Watson Hollow Road, in West Shokan, started off as a political party fundraiser. But as the rest of the nation has turned more partisan, Olive Day’s become increasingly bipartisan, ecumenical almost, in its self-consciously old-style celebration of country living and lifestyles, and accompanying heartfelt display of a community’s love for itself and its uniqueness.
It’s that time once again when Woodstockers honor the legions of volunteers with a day of food and music, then a presentation of the Alf Evers Award at 8 p.m. and capping it all off with a the Woodstock Fire Departments phenomenal annual fireworks show at around 9 p.m. when the sun has departed for the day.
Woodstock had no emergency rescue squad in 1973, when the president of Rotron had a heart attack at the Woodstock Golf Club. In the 45 minutes it took for an ambulance to arrive from Kingston, the man died. The following year, the Woodstock Fire Department agreed to add a fifth company to its volunteer services, and the Woodstock Rescue Squad was formed.
A plan to expand Rick Volz Field has some crying foul over concerns about the impact to two of the town’s wellheads.
Those wanting to hear some specifics about what’s happening in today’s rampantly unequal economy might want to attend the Woodstock Library Forumthis Saturday, August 11, from 5 to 6 p.m. Alissa Quart, author of Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, published in June by Ecco/HarperCollins, will be interviewed live by journalist Julie Lasky.
The Tomas Young/Pearl Jam/Phoenicia thrift shop story begins with Young’s enlistment in the Army after the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
It all kicks off Saturday, July 28, with a children’s parade at 9:45 a.m. from Comeau Drive led by singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer, who is also one of the honorees. The Library Fair runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Big Indian Beautification Committee has raised over $20,000 to put up a gazebo for free concerts in Big Indian Park