Heather Longyear fills Woodstock preschool void left by Supertots.
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One of the Woodstock Library’s most popular workshops for children this summer was the cooking class led by Emily Sherry and Anthony Heaney, who run Provisions, the Tinker Street sandwich shop. On August 29, 14 kids, aged eight through 15, gathered in the kitchen of the Woodstock Reformed Church to make chicken soup, which was served the next day at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, held at Christ’s Lutheran Church down the road.
When Kathy Anderson and her late husband Walt arrived in Woodstock almost 50 years ago, they had a choice — they could live quietly within the community, raise their children and let Woodstock move on without them. Or, they could dive head first into their new hometown and try to make a difference. Fortunately, for Woodstock, they chose the latter.
Shock surrounding the sudden death of Father John (AKA Jack Nelson), Vicar of Woodstock’s legendary Church of the Holy Transformation of Christ-on-the- Mount, has left the fate of this landmark institution in serious question.
Dubbed a “Day of Gratitude” and set to take place from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. or so, on August 19 on the town’s Andy Lee Field, on Rock City Road.
In the past decade, Nelson, deacon of Woodstock’s Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount, was a familiar figure in Woodstock, striding down the street or riding on his motor scooter in his full-length black cassock and cap. He was passionately engaged in many social issues, from Native American rights to peace activism to railroad preservation.
On July 26 long-time Woodstock activist, father, and friend, Marc Jargow died after stoic struggle against terminal illness. He was 68 years old.
The Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center will commemorate its 49th birthday with an evening of classical Indian music and theater at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 at the Mountain View Studio. Matagiri is a nonprofit organization located just outside of Woodstock dedicated to spiritual growth and the evolution of human consciousness.
In the attic, I open another box and find canceled checks going back to 1982. Did my parents ever throw anything out?
Come Woodstock, Citizens of the World, to the 86th Annual Library Fair Saturday for a day of music, food fun and more.