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Subzero Heroes Ice Jump in Highland this Saturday

What would you do to promote finding the cause and cure of a life-destroying disease? Would you donate a few bucks? Would you dedicate your life to research? Would you jump into freezing-cold…

(Photo by Basheer Tome)

Local Ingredient Chili Challenge in New Paltz this Saturday

The courtyard at the Water Street Market on Main Street in New Paltz will host the eighth annual Local Ingredient Chili Challenge fundraiser this Saturday, January 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m….

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Soup, speak & sketch with Jean-Marc Superville Sovak in Beacon

“I am more interested in the experiential than the informational,” writes Jean-Marc Superville Sovak of his abstract works of art. They ask the viewer to observe and consider. For example, consider the facial…

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MLK Birthday Tribute in Woodstock this Sunday

Each January, the Town of Woodstock throws a bash celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with live music and inspirational speeches. The 26th annual Birthday Tribute will take place this…

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Solar: Buy, lease — or forget the whole thing?

It was hard to imagine a few short years ago. Here in upstate New York, where it’s cloudy half the time, solar panels are taking off. Even though Congress just extended the biggest…

Mosaics workshops, open to the entire community, are held twice each week, and no previous experience in mosaics is required. (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

St. Gregory’s in Woodstock seeks volunteer mosaic-makers

Arguably the most lasting and awe-inspiring accomplishment of late-medieval Europe is its legacy of beautiful cathedrals. Though initiated by church authorities, these were true community projects in many ways, with everyone from the…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Enter the Jungle

In a town that’s anything but conventional, it only makes sense that the Woodstock area should play host to an athletic space that mirrors its forward-thinking, progressive ideals. Enter the Jungle: Athletic Movement…

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Getting off on the right foot: Day One walk in Kingston

If your local government wants to call its alcohol-free New Year’s Eve events “First Night,” it’ll be obligated to pay the canny coiner of that term a fee. By contrast, if you try…

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New Year’s Eve ball-drop event in Saugerties

When Kingston started its new tradition of hosting a ball-drop event for the New Year’s Eve celebration of 2013/2014, Saugerties’ restaurants and night spots lost a lot of business. Many local residents went…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

The man of the hour’s due to arrive in Woodstock on Christmas Eve – but how?

So what’s the big spoiler that everyone’s talking about this month? That Major Thing that Happens in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? That one will not be divulged here (or elsewhere in this issue), but good…

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