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Local authors to turn out at local bookstores for Indies First

This Saturday, November 30 marks the introduction of Indies First, an idea started by author Sherman Alexie and backed by the American Booksellers’ Association. In September Alexie challenged his fellow authors to “be…

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At Wit’s End: An Evening with Oscar Levant in Poughkeepsie

Radio, television and film history buffs will delight in the one-man show about the acclaimed actor, composer and raconteur Oscar Levant, At Wit’s End: An Evening with Oscar Levant. Written by playwright Joel…

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Knitting Yarns at Woodstock’s Golden Notebook

They say that knitting is making a comeback. For some of us, it never went away – rather, it got stuffed into a bag and buried deep in the spare room closet, where…

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Art of Doing authors at Woodstock Library this Saturday

Did you ever wonder how successful people get that way? Putting aside sheer luck, it seems that they must know something that the rest of us don’t in order to have hit their…

Postcard of the Poughkeepsie-Highland railroad bridge, circa 1904

Poughkeepsie’s Upper Landing Park ready for Walkway elevator

At a recent “soft opening” of Upper Landing Park on Water Street in Poughkeepsie, the Dyson Foundation welcomed members of the public into the newly renovated property hugging the river below the Walkway…

Big Read author Cynthia Ozick by John Sherffius

All under one Shawl: The Big Read in Poughkeepsie

A National Endowment for the Arts program called the Big Read starts in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, October 20 with the kickoff of a regionwide focus on literature, film and arts centering on Cynthia…

(Photo by Jack Murphy)

Jack Murphy’s signs of old times on view in New Paltz

Jack Murphy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from SUNY-New Paltz and has been shooting commercial artifacts in our region and beyond since the late 1960s. As a longtime member…

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Holocaust literature for young & old focus of Resnick Lectures in New Paltz

This season’s lineup for the Louis and Mildred Resnick Lecture Series will focus on “Holocaust Literature for Young and Old: Crossover Novels and Memoir” – a series title that not only fits the…

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Oncology Support Memoir Group at Benedictine

When cancer knocks on your door, you open it and walk out into a wholly different world – one of devastating fear, pain and loss, and one (here’s the surprise) of remarkable possibility:…

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Death Café convenes in Kingston

In most settings, serious talk of one’s mortality would be a conversation-stopper: a downer, a real bummer that would cause people to move politely away from you. Not so at a Death Café…

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