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Many droplets make a wave

Ever since Rachel Carson spoke to the masses through the 1962 publication of her treatise Silent Spring, insightful observers of our “environment” – that thin layer of biosphere surrounding the planet that we call…

Anyone considering roller derby can come to the regular weekly practices held at Skate Time 209 in Accord on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 to 7 p.m. The monthly fee to join is $40. (photo by Greg Ortiz)

The inside track on our local women’s roller derby league

“There’s no ‘sorry’ in derby,” explains Rackelle Roden, a recent recruit to the Mid-Hudson Misfits roller derby team. Coming from a non-sports background and having worked in professions like classical concert promotion and…

Author Ann Hood has written 15 books, and her essays and short stories have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The Paris Review and the New York Times. Hood is just one of many writers who will be participating in the seventh annual Woodstock Writers' Festival, which runs from April 7-10.

Woodstock Writers’ Festival, April 7-10

Interesting things happen when writers congregate. They discuss craft and the logistics of the publishing business. They share their work with each other. They inspire and get inspired. And when they gather in…

The public is invited to bring their treasures to this April 7 event in New Paltz and have local experts identify and value their items, for a suggested donation of $5 each. (Photo by Andrew Campbell)

Antiques Roadshow-style appraisal event to benefit newly formed New Paltz Historical Society

If the phrase “New Paltz Historical Society” gets you thinking that it’s the former name for Historic Huguenot Street, before that entity rebranded itself, you wouldn’t be alone. Even a Google search tends…

The Little Mermaid will be performed on stage at Coleman High in Kingston this weekend.

Kids’ Almanac (Mar. 31 – Apr. 7)

Enjoy giant puppets, catch a salamander, make a Peeps diorama and don’t get April Fooled!   “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the…

Yoga teacher/author Marsha T. Danzig (photo by Paul Sunday)

Yoga for Amputees in Woodstock

“The path of yoga has convinced me 100 percent that I don’t have any handicaps and there is no disability within me,” says Marsha T. Danzig, who lost a leg to cancer at…

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Jam-packed: Max Creek headlines Rock the Resort in Kerhonkson

I Rocked the Resort once, or tried. My ever-miscast band the Sweet Clementines did its spiel at the 2010 edition of this long-running, electro-leaning jam festival at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa…

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Kids’ Almanac: Egg hunts & The Easter Bunny Express

  “Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.” – Ellis Peters   Interesting egg hunts Here’s my round-up of interesting egg hunts for you and your crew. Remember your baskets, and…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (Mar. 17-24)

Munch Haman’s hat, take things apart, care for critters or try Irish Zumba   “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina   Preview college life at Marist…

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Don’t frack with America: The unofficial premiere of Dear President Obama

When Jon Bowermaster’s Oceans 8 Films released the documentary Dear Governor Cuomo in 2012, its aim was to raise public consciousness about the dangers of hydrofracking, drawing on the scary experiences of our…

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