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Woodstock plans drive-through Christmas Eve

Woodstock plans drive-through Christmas Eve

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.

The holidays take a new shape this year

The holidays take a new shape this year

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. 

Gathering for a county Covid-19 update

Gathering for a county Covid-19 update

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.

Letter: Sweet farewell to Buzzy Tischler

Letter: Sweet farewell to Buzzy Tischler

“I moved to Woodstock in the early Seventies, and in the late Seventies I started going to Buzzy Tischler, one of the local dentists in town,” writes a reader. “Buzzy was unique as a dentist, always hugging me before and after he worked on my teeth, and appearing to be really interested in me as a person.”