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A still from Farewell to Factory Towns.

Free Film Festival at the Woodstock Museum in Saugerties

It was more than just another time. It was almost as if we were on another planet, living in a different world of ideas and possibilities. The counterculture of the 1960’s has been packaged and labeled…

(Photo by Franco Vogt)

Happy Traum at the Maverick

On his new recording, out on CD, not quite officially released but available to the concert goers who’ll show up at his performance at the Maverick at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 5, fabled…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Smooth sounds of Lindsey Webster to benefit PAW

Some consider her a contemporary torch singer. Her smooth voice and soulful delivery reach down into the very heart of the music and bring it to vibrant life. And now this voice, said…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary reopens in High Falls

The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s big free reopening at its new site on the former Camp Epworth property in the Rondout Valley’s High Falls area, which runs all day Saturday, September 5, has a…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (September 3-10)

I know someone reading this right now can either use this information or pass it along to someone who can: Bard College is offering a free college-level course in the humanities at Kingston…

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Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (September 3-12)

Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday…

Almanac Weekly garden columnist Lee Reich

Something to chew on

With all the supersweet, tender ears of corn readily available at farms, farmers’ markets, even supermarkets these days, why do I bother to grow my own sweet corn? Because it tastes better, much…

Sloop Brewing’s Adam Watson and Justin Taylor loading the tanks in Elizaville.

Sloop Brewing expands, opens tasting room at Vosburgh Orchards in Elizaville

“Once you put the yeast in, you have to call it beer.” So proclaimed Mark Stier, farm director at Vosburgh Orchards in Elizaville, as Sloop Brewing’s brewmaster Justin Taylor and head of sales…

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Summer fun in the Rondout

Photos by Dion Ogust   With summer underway, Kingston’s downtown waterfront Rondout District is blossoming. Boaters from as far away as New York City, Chesapeake Bay and West Palm Beach tie up their…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

When the Full Moon Isn’t Round

It’s the full moon this Saturday night. But the exact time of fullness is 2:35 p.m. that afternoon. So if you’re observing at 9 p.m. Saturday night, the moon has had 6 1/2 hours to get “out of round” — and…

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