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The best of Woodstock: Family’s Thanksgiving Day dinner

The best of Woodstock: Family’s Thanksgiving Day dinner

Family’s 43rd Thanksgiving dinner opens its doors 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, November 28 at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road. If you’ve never been to one, stop by, or better yet, cook a platter of sweet potatoes or a bowl of vegetables and bring it by. It will make your heart sing. 

School for Young Artists in Bearsville provides inspiration

School for Young Artists in Bearsville provides inspiration

The route Kathy Anderson took to found her School for Young Artists 40 years ago this coming year was a bit circuitous, a bit of a crab-walk, but also very Woodstock in an old-town way. Just as the School is so very home town, both as a joyous Bearsville presence and a key element in several generations of the community’s children and parents.

Quilt brought by his unit members honors Woodstocker Sgt. ‘Doc’ Quinn

Quilt brought by his unit members honors Woodstocker Sgt. ‘Doc’ Quinn

Following the traditional Veteran’s Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Woodstock Cemetery on Monday, November 11, local veterans — and a few who had come many miles to honor a fallen combat brother — gathered, along with friends and family at American Legion Post 1026 to unveil a sumptuous, colorful 8-foot tall quilt honoring Sgt. Richard Quinn, a medic, the lone Woodstocker who lost his life in the Vietnam war in 1970.

Quilt made in honor of Woodstock veteran to be dedicated Nov. 11

Quilt made in honor of Woodstock veteran to be dedicated Nov. 11

The quilt is stunning, and is presently being displayed at the museum in Chandler, Texas, in anticipation of its arrival in Woodstock. “Doc” Quinn — the only Woodstocker to die in Vietnam — was awarded, among many other medals, The Distinguished Service Cross, and the Combat Medical Badge, both posthumously. Each of his medals, as well as his portrait, are entirely embroidered, as are all the names of his family, friends, fellow medics, and many of the soldiers who served with Quinn in Vietnam.