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29 May 2017 02:23PM
Enid Futterman-2


As usual Osterink has her “ear to the ground”.

“There’s a rumor going around that Relish is closing. Gossips would love to report that the rumor is false, but, sad to say, it is true. What is not true is that Relish is being evicted…

Soft news | Local culture | Body/Soul
29 May 2017 02:17PM

Hudson Valley Paintings by Hudson artist Tony Thompson will be on exhibit at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library from June 3 to July 4th. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday June 3 at 5:30 pm.

Tony Thompson has had numerous…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
29 May 2017 02:09PM
Henry Diamond

September 1 9:00PM

Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys
Sarah Borges opens the show


Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping…

Brenda Shufelt

Yard Sale to Benefit Philmont Co-op Market and Cafe

There will be a yard sale to benefit the Philmont Co-op Market and Cafe this Saturday, June 3, 9am – 4pm and Sunday, June 4, 9am – 1pm at 1113 Route 217 in Philmont. Come to…

Local living | Body/Soul
29 May 2017 12:31PM
Daniel Zuckerman

TANNERSVILLE — The Bunt-Brewer American Legion Post 165 took to Main Street in the village of Tannersville in Greene County on Sunday to honor fallen war veterans.

During the ceremony, First Vice Commander for Post 165 John Ham invited the post’s past commander, Jim Cullen, to…

Local food/farms
29 May 2017 12:26PM
Daniel Zuckerman


CHATHAM — Food and wine aficionados from across the Capital District came to the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham on Sunday for the second day of the fifth annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival.

The event was started five years ago and couldn’t be started until…

Fiction/Memoir | Body/Soul
29 May 2017 08:38AM
John Isaacs

May 29, 2008. Route 23B. For whatever peculiar reason, in the UK the 29th of May is called “pinch-bum” day. Today is the centenary of John F. Kennedy’s birth, and also the 143rd anniversary of G.K. Chesterton, a very weird Englishman who could well have…

Soft news | Business/Growth | Environment
29 May 2017 08:34AM
John Isaacs


An interesting Upstate story in today’s Times.

“It has been 200 years since a corps of men and mules started to dig what was known as “Clinton’s ditch” across hundreds of miles of farmland, forests and other decidedly dry terrain in upstate New York, creating the…

29 May 2017 07:32AM
Maureen McNeil


May 29, 1962

Dear Red,
I had a dream that I was travelling in mountains in a strange countryside with
people I didn’t know. They ask me what’s wrong, why are you crying? I tell them I
have to buy some shoes. I don’t have…

Politics/Government | Local culture
29 May 2017 06:41AM


Victor Juhasz, an award winning illustrator and cartoonist, whose work is published regularly in Rolling Stone, The Nation, and The American Prospect will have an exhibit of his work at the Old Chatham Country Store for six weeks this summer. Brian Albert proprietor and…

Local culture | Local living | Body/Soul
28 May 2017 09:47PM
JMS Collective


Norman Rockwell, decades after his last Saturday Evening Post cover, remains an iconic American artist.

At their best, his paintings are painstakingly humanistic, highly evocative and masterfully rendered. Many today find his works almost in the realm of kitsch—but too often the critics will forget that…

Local food/farms
28 May 2017 06:23PM
Richard Moody


CHATHAM — The Columbia County Fairgrounds hosted 70 brewers, distillers and food makers from around the state, showcasing their products before the summer season really kicks off.

The fifth annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival this weekend sold four times as many tickets as last year…

Local culture
28 May 2017 06:19PM
Richard Moody


CATSKILL — The Bridge Street Theater shared its new stage with all who wished to perform for its first ever Performathon to raise money and break a Guinness World Record.

The theater received a $105,000 matching funds grant from the New York State Homes and Community…

Soft news | Local culture | Local living
28 May 2017 03:16PM
Henry Diamond

Sunday, June 11 7:00PM

Ahn Trio – The Rogovoy Salon

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The internationally acclaimed Ahn Trio will perform works by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, and others, in the inaugural concert of The Rogovoy Salon, a new music and literary series…


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