“I’m going to take some pictures of Main Street,” says Carol Seitz, professional photographer and recently certified drone pilot, as she maneuvers the device by means of the controller plugged into her iPhone. We’re standing in the Phoenicia Park, which is a public space and currently unpopulated except for the two of us, and therefore a legal place to fly.
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‘Tis a season for transformation.
“It’s important to preserve history,” said Theresa Reynolds, chair of the recently formed Woodstock Cemetery Task Force. “By tending people’s graves, it’s giving them some love.”
A 1933 Franklin Olympic and cars of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s from Ford, Plymouth and Chevrolet, will be participating in the 2nd Annual Catskill Conquest Pilot Rally Commemorating the 1903 Automobile Endurance Run, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday September 22.
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.
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.