In these fearful months of corona, it’s important to celebrate the many good things about life in Woodstock, one of which is the 33 year history of videographer David Menzies filming hundreds of events in Woodstock and the area. In addition he keeps them in order, dated, and ready to use!
Woodstock Times | Community
“It’s like Woodstock 99 for four months….” says Michael Berg, Executive Director of Family of Woodstock, which began its mission back in 1970 with the goal of helping its communities with “any problem under the sun…” And now, a new one, the Corona virus pandemic which has the non-profit organization, which runs shelters, provides emergency food pantries, domestic violence services, court advocates, counseling, hotlines and child care supports, up and running around the clock.
I’m not the only one who loved Eric Weissberg. There are legions of us, many who were enraptured by the musical cut of the man, many who teed it up onstage beside this giant and were privileged to go along for the ride as his splendid banjo picking drove a band headlong into wild uncharted territory.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Family of Woodstock is maintaining its County-wide 24-hour hotline, which plays play a critical role, not only in disseminating current information, but responding to the isolation and fear that many of our citizens are going to have.
The Table at Woodstock is offering food to those concerned about feeding themselves and their families during this period of upheaval due to COVID-19. They will offer weekly grocery boxes for families and prepared meals for the elderly/housebound or individuals.
See Dion Ogust’s photo essay on Longyear Farm’s maple syrup making efforts.
Approximately 21 new citizens representing 19 countries will take their Oaths of Allegiance accepting the responsibilities of an American, while also gaining the rights and privileges afforded to most Americans by birth, at a naturalization ceremony at the Ulster County Courthouse on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m.
Concern for “the little ones” echoed off cafeteria walls on the evening of February 20 at the Onteora Central School District’s public forum on changing the starting school times of older students, a move that would make primary school students come in later.
From the 2/27/20 issue: DEP Nature Walk; Recreation Plan for Catskills; Onteora accepting pre-k applications; and more.
“I thought it was so sad that no one was adopting him because he had a medical condition. The fact that he had been there for so long – it really hit home for me. Sick cats needs homes too.”