Woodstock Land Conservancy’s (WLC) ninth annual Vernal Fling, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, honors Mike Hein, former Ulster County Executive, with the William R. Ginsberg Stewardship Award, in recognition of his significant achievements toward the protection and improvement of Ulster County’s environment.
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The Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix is set to return for its 7th annual weekend, May 3-5. The Grand Prix, the only all-women cycling weekend in the country, is officially sanctioned by the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour, meaning it is open to many of the world’s best competitive licensed women cyclists.
During the recent push towards marijuana legalization that seems to now have stalled, much was said about societal effects, the benefits of CBD, and needed changes to legislation involving driving under the influence, as well as ways of undoing years of prison sentences predicated by the wars on drugs.
The Woodstock Dress, which will be given its full measure with a fashion show featuring Sarah Stitham’s recreations of the 1920s garment, on Sunday, May 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., was designed by Augusta Allen, whose creations helped support her family after they migrated from Ohio to Woodstock in 1913.
A panel discussion will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills in Kingston on May 4.
In 1917, when Woodstock’s growing Christian Science congregation took over the building at 85 Tinker Street from the Art Students League, the religion was popular with local artists, who were drawn to its emphasis on a personal relationship with God and a radical approach to problems of existence. But spiritual tastes change, and today, the church has a small group of devoted members.
When Hope Nemiroff was diagnosed with breast cancer, she recalls, “There weren’t the services and information I needed to make decisions — and there still aren’t,” at least not in the standard medical setting. As a survivor, she decided to help people navigate the frightening and confusing process of dealing with such a diagnosis by founding Breast Cancer Options, which offers support groups and an abundance of information not readily available in a doctor’s office or hospital.
For anyone who’s looking for a satisfying way to serve their community, while enjoying teamwork and camaraderie, the Woodstock Fire Department is holding an informational open house on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Woodstock Fire Company One, 242 Tinker Street.
Discarded food, buried in a pile with no oxygen, produces methane, a greenhouse gas about 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, the most frequently identified culprit in climate change.
Whether it’s labeled Alzheimer’s, dementia, or forgetfulness, when an adult manifests cognitive difficulties and memory issues, both the individual and family members have challenges to face. As Shandaken residents Rachel and George (not their real names) cope with these problems, they are hoping a local support group can make their lives easier.