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Fiction/Memoir
28 November 2020 11:18AM
Wendy Saul

“It’s COVID and we have no one coming for the holidays,” complains my friend Barbara.
I smile sheepishly, a bit embarrassed to mention my most regular guest, which has actually already arrived. Every year, just in time for Thanksgiving and Passover, my mother shows up, ready…

27 November 2020 04:55PM
Gina Hyams

Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center has a new YouTube channel filled with an array of its cultural programs.

The posted videos include many Roots & Shoots Concerts, author presentations from the 2020 Festival of Books, Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual arts education workshops, the…

24 November 2020 05:11PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Stream some local history during the holiday break! The latest History Room on Zoom video is up and ready to view. Hudson natives Kimberly Erwin, library board member and author of There’s Only One Race – the Human One, Says Me!, and Carl Erwin, musician,…

24 November 2020 05:11PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Stream some local history during the holiday break! The latest History Room on Zoom video is up and ready to view. Hudson natives Kimberly Erwin, library board member and author of There’s Only One Race – the Human One, Says Me!, and Carl Erwin, musician,…

24 November 2020 05:11PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Stream some local history during the holiday break! The latest History Room on Zoom video is up and ready to view. Hudson natives Kimberly Erwin, library board member and author of There’s Only One Race – the Human One, Says Me!, and Carl Erwin, musician,…

24 November 2020 11:48AM

Riding the paved and unpaved roads as a passenger in a car around Copake and the nearby communities is akin to experiencing roller coaster thrills I suspect. The topography of the land dips and swerves and the roadways follow suit, tilting to the left and…

17 November 2020 06:29AM

Great Barrington Public Theater, in collaboration with Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC), is proud to present the first film of Berkshire Outdoor Shorts, an online series of short, solo films centered on the natural environment of the Berkshires.

KING CORONA
Even the king of viruses needs…

14 November 2020 08:49AM
Emily Sachar

Students in The Olana Partnership’s Creative Aging memoir-writing course have been crafting long personal essays for the past eight weeks. But for our penultimate class meeting this past Thursday, just a precious few days after Joe Biden became our nation’s president-elect, I opened the class…

12 November 2020 02:17PM
Tara Fitzpatrick

hudsonvalleymemoir.org

I was unloading my car when Joanie announced bluntly: “The idea behind camping is simplicity.” She was watching me pull out the linen tablecloths, silverware, glasses, dishes, cooking gear, and a folding table and chairs. I had not even gotten to my newly purchased camping…

11 November 2020 01:52PM
William Lynch

Mom warned me and my brothers about alcohol consumption. “Watch your drinking,” she admonished each of us when we reached a certain age. And rightfully so. Dad was a recovered alcoholic. His two older brothers (I was named after both) were not recovered or recovering.…

8 November 2020 01:28PM
Gina Hyams

www.spencertownacademy.org

This profile is part of the Academy’s ongoing series spotlighting the organization’s talented and hardworking volunteers.

Gunnel Reznikoff and her husband Howard had three hard and fast requirements when they decided to leave Long Island 25 years ago: a pizza place, a movie theatre, and…

8 November 2020 09:44AM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

GHENT, N.Y. — You’re probably familiar with the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

I’d like to amend that for these interesting times. When the going gets tough, I get going into the woods. That was my strategy on Election Day.

After I’d…

7 November 2020 05:55AM
Emily Sachar

December 29, 1883 was a busy day for the terrorists of Yazoo County, Mississippi. James Gibbs, Micajah Parker, Robert Swayze, and W.H. Foote were all lynched that day, as hundreds of white vigilantes stormed the city jail, demanding the jailer turn over the keys, and…

6 November 2020 04:18PM
Dara Lurie

In today’s episode of the podcast, we introduce our guest co-host for Season 2: Black Stories Matter Co-Director and storyteller Dara Lurie. Dara explains how a personal encounter with Audre Lorde inspired decades of searching for “her people” and how a “family shipwreck” opened her…

30 October 2020 09:22PM
Kathleen Schobel

It was the fashion “color of the year” in 1975. Everyone was wearing it. It would become a color of much meaning to me — rust — and it still is.

In August 1975, our family, which included me, my husband, and our two young…

30 October 2020 06:12PM
Amber Chand

Black Sun (acrylic on canvas) and Self-Reflection, the image in the video (pastel on paper) by Amber Chand.

30 October 2020 06:12PM
Amber Chand

Black Sun (acrylic on canvas) and Self-Reflection, the image in the video (pastel on paper) by Amber Chand.

30 October 2020 06:12PM
Amber Chand

Black Sun (acrylic on canvas) and Self-Reflection, the image in the video (pastel on paper) by Amber Chand.

30 October 2020 06:12PM
Amber Chand

Black Sun (acrylic on canvas) and Self-Reflection, the image in the video (pastel on paper) by Amber Chand.

30 October 2020 06:12PM
Amber Chand

Black Sun (acrylic on canvas) and Self-Reflection, the image in the video (pastel on paper) by Amber Chand.

30 October 2020 06:12PM
Amber Chand

Black Sun (acrylic on canvas) and Self-Reflection, the image in the video (pastel on paper) by Amber Chand.

30 October 2020 06:12PM
Amber Chand

Black Sun (acrylic on canvas) and Self-Reflection, the image in the video (pastel on paper) by Amber Chand.

26 October 2020 06:16PM
Tara Fitzpatrick

hudsonvalleymemoir.org

Lin emailed me. “Tara, can you follow up on an email from Changing the Conversation Together (CTC). They are reaching out about Pennsylvania. I remember you were interested in adopting Pennsylvania for our 2020 election activities.”

There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for Lin, who was…

26 October 2020 01:47PM

www.roejanlibrary.org/adult-programs/

Local Libraries present: a virtual live-staged reading of two radio dramas from Suspense Theater: The Burning Court and The Devil’s Saint, produced and performed by a local award winning theatre company The Two of Us Productions.

The evening will open on Friday, October 30 at 7:00…

26 October 2020 01:47PM

www.roejanlibrary.org/adult-programs/

Local Libraries present: a virtual live-staged reading of two radio dramas from Suspense Theater: The Burning Court and The Devil’s Saint, produced and performed by a local award winning theatre company The Two of Us Productions.

The evening will open on Friday, October 30 at 7:00…

 

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