“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!”
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Local institutions of various kinds are adapting to the restrictions on live gatherings necessitated by a pandemic. How is life different now, and how will it be different afterwards? These are questions that arise over and over again.
Widely known in Ulster County and beyond as the prime pioneer of the Repair Café movement in the Hudson Valley, Wackman, age 69, died suddenly on Friday at his home in Kingston of an apparent heart attack.
The Woodstock Library board voted on December 17 to have a dialogue with the community during the next few months. The intention of these dialogues is to hear from new voices and to understand why people voted either yes or no on the bond.
Native to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Criswell first came to live in the Hudson Valley in the late 1980s, when he was studying theater and anthropology at Bard College, pursuing a fascination with “ritual theater.” He credits his liberal-arts education at Bard with providing him a toolbox for “problem-solving and figuring out how to make things happen.
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.
Dec 12th, 11am to 4pm. Pet Photos With Santa. It’s the Ulster County SPCA’s Pet Photos With Santa! Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Claus by
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.
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.
Vincent Paone is Ulster County Veteran of the Month/ During a ceremony on Veterans Day. County Executive Pat Ryan and veterans services director Mark Cozzupoli, held a private lunch with Paone at Little Italy in Kingston to recognize him for his service.