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Soft news | Local culture
24 November 2020 08:09PM
Sarah Trafton


CATSKILL — The 14th annual Parade of Lights will go on this Friday despite the ongoing pandemic.

The lineup for the parade, sponsored by the Catskill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, will start at 6 p.m. on Water Street. The parade will begin at 7 p.m., traveling…

Hard news | Politics/Government | Local living
24 November 2020 08:04PM
Sarah Trafton


Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett and Greene County Sheriff Pete Kusminsky joined a group of sheriffs across the state to speak against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 10-person limit on private gatherings.

The restrictions on private gatherings went into effect Nov. 13, along with regulations for gyms and…

Hard news | Business/Growth
24 November 2020 08:00PM
Sarah Trafton


CATSKILL — The former Catskill Game Farm, a beloved blast from Catskill’s past that attracted visitors from all over the world, sold last week for just under $2 million.

The 150-acre site was home to more than 2,000 animals, including the celebrated April the giraffe, from…

Hard news | Business/Growth | Local living
24 November 2020 07:49PM
Enid Futterman-2


Moynihan Train Hall in NYC expected to open in January

A New York City bound Amtrak train heads south near the Hudson River past the Olana State Historic Site on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Greenport, N.Y. (Will Waldron/Times Union)Will Waldron/Albany Times Union
Ridership during the Thanksgiving…

Soft news | Local living
24 November 2020 05:30PM
John Isaacs


“Public health officials have been pleading with Americans to stay home this year for Thanksgiving. And, despite busy airports this past weekend, most people plan to follow their advice, according to a huge survey asking Americans about their holiday plans.

“The map shows the geographic variation…

Local culture | Local living | Body/Soul
24 November 2020 05:18PM
North Chatham Free Library

Thursday December 3 at 6PM, Revamping Your Home For a Vibrant Retirement: Part Two, With Britt Keeler

The second session of our series on home improvement, this will focus specifically on remodeling one’s kitchen. It will be presented by Britt Keeler, owner of Keeler Concepts by Design…

Local culture | Local living | Body/Soul
24 November 2020 05:13PM
North Chatham Free Library

Wednesday December 2 at 6PM, Revamping Your Home For a Vibrant Retirement: Part One with Melissa Pollack

The first of two sessions on home improvement, this session will be presented by Melissa Pollack, local interior designer and owner of Bespoke Décor www.bespokedecor.com. Ms. Pollack notes…

Soft news | Local culture | Fiction/Memoir
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,…

Environment | Local culture | Local living
24 November 2020 03:19PM


CLC welcomes Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge Munsee Community, to Nature Night! At this month’s Nature Night, we’ll learn from Heather as she shares the history of the Stockbridge Munsee band of Mohicans. The Mohicans lived in what we now refer…

Local food/farms | Local culture | Local living
24 November 2020 02:58PM

Join your fellow bibliophiles for Columbia Land Conservancy’s monthly Where the Wild Books Are book club meeting! Meetings are held via Zoom. Event hours are listed as 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., but feel free to drop in as you’re able!

For registration information, and to…

Environment | Local living | Kids and Schools
24 November 2020 02:05PM
Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center


Beaver Moon – Virtual Nature Event!
Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 7 pm
presented by
Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District
– Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center

Join Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District on November 29th for a virtual nature event just before the Beaver…

24 November 2020 02:05PM


This Year’s Program Includes Holiday Cards for Active Duty Servicemembers and Health Care Heroes

KINGSTON, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19), announced his Holiday Cards for Heroes program for the 2020 holiday season. 19th Congressional District residents are invited to create holiday cards for…

Local culture | Local living | Body/Soul
24 November 2020 12:51PM

Calendar of the Soul Week 34
November 22-28

In secret inwardly to feel
How all that I’ve preserved of old
Is quickened by new risen sense of self:
This shall, awakening, pour forth cosmic forces
Into the outer actions of my life
And growing, mold me into true existence

Join us in the…

24 November 2020 12:30PM


CATSKILL, NY—Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) visited Community Action of Greene County, Inc. a designated anti-poverty agency serving Greene County. The organization also serves Columbia County through their Domestic Violence Program. Congressman Delgado toured the agency’s facilities including their food pantry and learned more…

24 November 2020 12:27PM


SCHOHARIE, NY—Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) visited the Lexington ARC in Schoharie County, a non-profit that provides resources and programming for people with special needs in our community. This afternoon, the Congressman toured the facilities and learned more about how the ARC has made…

Environment | Fiction/Memoir
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…


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