Musicians pitch in with benefit concerts to help singer Ingrid Sertso

For years, we’ve been hearing warnings that overuse of antibiotics could lead to a crisis of mutated microbes that fail to respond to the usual drugs. And now MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is…

Above, Author Clark Strand. Below, drawing by Will Lytle from the book Waking Up to the Dark.

Into the dark

Sientists, politicians, and philosophers are working on solutions for the environmental catastrophe we have created, but Woodstock spiritual teacher Clark Strand may be the first to propose that we simply turn off our…

Shauna Kanter (photo by Dion Ogust)

Byrdcliffe, VOICETheater collaborate on renovation of Theater

Renovations have begun on Woodstock’s Byrdcliffe Theater, thanks to a private donation made to Shauna Kanter’s VOICETheatre company, which is looking forward to using the building as its upstate base, but to also…

Inside Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery in Woodstock, where community members are preparing for a visit on April 18 from the leader of their Tibetan Buddhist lineage, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. (photo by Dion Ogust)

His Holiness, 17th Karmapa visits to bestow refuge vows

It’s said that the visit of a great teacher produces a lot of ripples, like dropping a stone in a still pond. How those ripples come to fruition is interesting,” said Kathleen Wesley,…

Inside the Golden Notebook in Woodstock (photo by Dion Ogust)

Book this: A guide to autumn literary events

For poets, writers and readers, the Hudson Valley marries the best of both worlds: the proximity of New York City’s fertile cultural life and the virtues of the country sojourn, from uplifting natural…

Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn to headline Woodstock Comedy Festival

Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central alumnus Colin Quinn is the headliner for the Woodstock Comedy Festival, returning September 19 to 21 for its second year of comedy for a cause, with all…

Actor/author Stephen Tobolowsky

Actor/author Stephen Tobolowsky headlines Woodstock Writers’ Festival

“I’d rather be a writer than an actor,” said Stephen Tobolowsky, a character actor you’ve probably seen in one of innumerable roles: annoying insurance salesman Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sandy Ryerson on…

projector @

Upstate Films raising funds for digital HD

“It’s not something we chose to do; it’s something we have to do,” said Steve Lieber of Upstate Films, which is raising money to upgrade its projection equipment from analog reels to digital…

Woodstock Film Festival Director Meira Blaustein (photo Dion Ogust)

Woodstock Film Festival hits the screens October 10-14

“Here it’s so intimate and relaxed that the audience gets to meet the filmmakers,” says Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) director Meira Blaustein, defining the character of the annual event that will flood Woodstock…

Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly © All Rights Reserved

An Ulster Publishing publication