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A miscellany of Hudson Valley art, adventure and ideas | Calendar & Classifieds | Issue 3 | Jan. 16 – 23

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones

Joshua Bell at Bardavon 5


Epic 1917 earns its buzz

Steven Wright at UPAC






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1917 is the ďŹ lm that the centennial of the Great War deserved, arriving a couple of years late but still welcome.

The traveler’s guide to Hell on Earth Mendes’ epic 1917 earns every bit of the buzz


mong fans of the subgenre of literature known as high fantasy, there’s a long-running schism between readers who skip over the detailed travelogue descriptions beloved by such authors of 1,000-plus-page novels as Tolkien and Martin and those who think that getting there is half the fun. The handy code for this florid writing style is “worldbuilding.� Tastes in this matter tend to transfer over to other literary genres, as well as to onscreen translations of beloved works. You probably don’t want to know how much irascible fansite verbiage was devoted to arguments about the narrative “jetpacks� that got characters from one distant place to another by the next





















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HBO episode of Game of Thrones, for example. Where you tend to fall on either side of the worldbuilding divide may determine whether or not you agree with this reviewer that 1917 is the best war movie of the 21st century so far. My impatient Millennial moviegoing companion was less impressed, wanting the story to “cut to the chase� more quickly. But, I stubbornly argue, the long, grueling journey here is the chase. It’s the terrible stage on which the two main characters develop, and the unspeakable, epic-scale horror and stupidity of World War I is this film’s core theme. The human capacity for endurance and commitment is up there for our inspection, too; but mostly 1917 is the film that the centennial of the Great War deserved, arriving a couple of years late but still welcome.

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the bravura technical approach that director Sam Mendes brought to this project: filming the entire narrative as if it were one continuous shot. Remember the praise showered on that apparently uninterrupted five-minute backstage tracking sequence in Birdman in 2016? 1917 keeps it up for a minute short of two hours. The few actual edits are disguised with explosions, a cloud of dust, a plunge into water, cutaways to empty sky and a single blackout. Most

of this movie was literally made by a single camera following behind two guys tramping through mazes of foxholes and across a corpse-strewn No Man’s Land. One might conclude from this buildup that 1917 is merely g i m m i c k y, a soulless exercise in the technical capabilities of contemporary cinematography. Nothing could be further from the truth, says the pro-worldbuilding critic. The relentlessness of what we see onscreen is essential to our full understanding of the magnitude of the nightmare of war in general and this idiotic, morally indefensible war in particular. I’m

The acting, the art direction, the sheer cinematic sweep of 1917 are stunning and supremely award-worthy.

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Steven Wright to perform in Kingston


great poet of paradox, scientist of the artful non sequitur, Steven Wright may seem like a one-gear comedian, but it is a hell of a gear. “I have a large seashell collection,� he says, “that I keep along all the major coasts.� If you like Wright’s compact, isolated moments of selfdetonating, deconstructed logic and ontological meltdown – an addictive neurological effect tied to no era, place or fashion – you will always like them and prefer them to most other available utterances. Steven Wright, the world’s only reliable supplier of that Steven Wright thing, appears at the Ulster Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 24. Tickets cost $31, $41 and $55. – John Burdick Steven Wright, Saturday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m., $55/$41/$31, UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston, (845) 339-6088,

hardly the first reviewer to seize on the word “immersive� to encapsulate 1917, but there’s no better single descriptor. Following the release in 2018 of They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson’s extraordinary reconstruction of archival footage from the Great War, it was high time for a worthy you-are-there approach to that terrible human calamity. The protagonists of 1917 are two lance corporals, Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Will Schofield (George MacKay), who are summoned during a springtime lull in the fighting along the Western Front in northern France to carry out what seems like a suicide mission. Their commanding officer, General Erinmore (Colin Firth), explains that aerial reconnaissance has revealed that an apparent pullback from the frontlines by the Germans is in fact a trap. The 1,600-man unit in which Blake’s elder brother Joseph (Richard Madden) is a lieutenant, the Second Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, is about to pursue the “retreating� enemy and plunge into that trap. Blake and Schofield are handed new orders to stand down, which they must carry to the Devonshires’ commander, Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch), by the next morning, or the entire battalion is doomed. At first, Schofield, the more battleseasoned of the pair, seems the more cowardly, throwing up objection after

objection to Blake’s determination to set out in broad daylight. But they bond quickly on their ever-more-perilous quest across a ravaged landscape, each required to save the other’s life on more than one occasion, and Schofield’s greater experience proves invaluable. The abandoned German trenches conceal booby traps; a plane shot down in a dogfight crashes in flames into a farmstead they’re inspecting; hidden snipers guard a collapsed bridge they must cross. Brief human encounters with French civilians, German fighters and a British convoy occur along the way, and natural beauty occasionally peeps through the devastation, as when the travelers find a cherry orchard lately cut down but still in full bloom. Known in the UK as the longest-serving performer in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical and to American audiences

primarily as the naĂŻve boy king Tommen in Game of Thrones, Chapman as Blake evokes the faithful servant Samwise as played by Sean Astin in the Lord of the Rings movies. Mackay made a powerful impression as Bo, the teenage son of the Viggo Mortensen character in 2016’s Captain Fantastic, and he truly comes into his own as an actor here, as the initially reluctant Schofield staggers on through a numbing barrage of wartime terrors. The swiftly developing rapport between the two leads is something to behold, and will surely resonate with viewers who have personally experienced the enforced fraternity of the battlefield. A few quibbles: There’s one gaping plot hole, a scene where you’ll wonder why the convoy so recently left behind and still physically so close by doesn’t intervene in a helpful manner during a sudden attack. And if you’re aware that “Poor Wayfaring Strangerâ€? is an Appalachian gospel tune, you’ll be puzzled when a Devonshire lad is encountered singing it to his fellow soldiers. It’s an affecting scene, but‌why not use an equally plaintive traditional British song? Mendes and his screenwriting partner Krysty WilsonCairns even added the oft-overlooked detail of including a sepoy – one of more than 600,000 Indian soldiers who fought for the English side during the Great War – among the motley group riding the convoy. So why break the spell of historical authenticity sustained up until that point? When it comes to downsides, that’s all I’ve got. The acting, the art direction, the sheer cinematic sweep of 1917 are stunning and supremely award-worthy. While the Golden Globes are (not wrongly) regarded as indices more of fan popularity than of respect from industry peers, in this case I think their Best Picture choice may prove predictive of a repeat at the Oscars. 1917 is a genuine epic film – cutting-edge in its cinematographic technique, but oldschool in its emotional wallop. – Frances Marion Platt

Rosendale Theatre screens Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island on Sunday The Rosendale Theatre’s rich and diverse Dharma Film Series, curated by Joanna RottÊ, concludes on Sunday, January 19 with a screening of Samur ai III: Duel at Ganryu Island and a speaking appearance by Shugen Roshi, head of the Zen Mountain Monastery. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island is a Japanese epic starring Toshiro Mifune. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Hi-

roshi Inagaki, Samurai III is the peak film in a trilogy depicting the psychospiritual development of Japan’s most renowned and gifted swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi. Set in early-17thcentury Japan, the beautifully choreographed story follows Musashi from samurai to simplicity, through the love of two very different women, up to abandoning the sword, until challenged to a final unforgettable duel. Tickets cost $10, $8 for members. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m. $10/$8 Rosendale Theatre 408 Main St. (Rt. 213), Rosendale

MLK Birthday Tribute on Sunday in Woodstock

Old hat at this, Woodstock keeps it fresh. The Town of Woodstock’s 29 th annual Birthday Tribute to the enduring genius and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place on Sunday, January 19 at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center. Honoring the memory of Esther Taylor-Evans, this year’s celebration features Pastor G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Frank Waters and Tyrone Wilson of Harambee; Bill McKenna, Woodstock town supervisor; and performances by singers and actresses Marlene Merritt and Kitt Potter. MLK Birthday Tribute Sunday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. Free Mescal Hornbeck Community Center 56 Rock City Rd., Woodstock

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MUSIC Tubby’s presents Thalia Zedek, Hazel Atlas, Madeline Darby & Peter Aaron on Friday One of the area’s most vibrant new small music rooms, Tubby’s on Broadway in Kingston knows exactly what it as: an outlet for the outré, contentious, noisy, art, and high-concept. One will not find much cute folk or slick modern blues here, except for maybe a little. On Friday, January 17, Tubby’s presents a quadruple bill dead-center on the house style, headlined by the gravity and heft of songwriter Thalia Zedek and also featuring Oakland guitar experimentalists Hazel Atlas, experimental electronics from Troy’s Madeline Darby and local legend Peter Aaron of Chrome Cranks fame. All this for a proletarian $7 at the door. – John Burdick


Thalia Zedek/Hazel Atlas/ Madeline Darby/Peter Aaron Friday, Jan. 17, 8:30 p.m., $7 Tubby’s, 586 Broadway, Kingston

Fabolous to play the Chance Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Brooklyn rapper Fabolous brings his dexterous flow to the Chance in Poughkeepsie on Friday, January 17. Fabolous scored his first Top 40 pop hit, “Can’t Deny It,” right out in 2001, landing himself at the center of the East Coast scene. A streak of five Top Ten albums followed. A Def Jam affiliate since 2007, Fab has not gone gentle into a career

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ocal rock heroes Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones headline a benefit show for the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network at BSP in Kingston on Saturday, January 18. Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, and named the “Best Up-and-Coming Band” by New York’s Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones have done a six-week tour with the Brian Setzer Orchestra and regional tours with the Blasters and the Reverend Horton Heat. The band has also had the privilege of supporting Joan Jett, Tiger Army, Gary US Bonds, Dale Watson, Big Sandy, Wayne Hancock, the 5678s and America, and has performed at a variety of national festivals including Viva Las Vegas, Ink-N-Iron and the Nashville Boogie. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the show. The Ulster Immigrant Defense Network is a grassroots, all-volunteer coalition formed by concerned residents and local faith communities to provide a network of safety and support to immigrants regardless of status. Among its services, UIDN assists immigrants with “know-your-rights” information; referrals to legal support and social services; community education and advocacy; safe spaces and sanctuary; clothing, household goods and emergency financial aid; rapid response to ICE actions; and transportation and accompaniment for health care and school-related appointments, court appearances, ICE check-ins and other official meetings. Contributions to UIDN are tax deductible when made by check through UIDN's fiscal sponsor, Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church with UIDN in the memo, 30 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston, NY 12401, or online at https://ulsterimmigrantdefensenetwork. org/get-involved/donate/. Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones, Saturday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., $20/$15, BSP, 323 Wall St., Kingston,

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duck. He has eased into veteran mode with a couple of proper albums amid several mixtapes. He returned to the Top Ten beside Jadakiss with Friday on Elm Street (2017) and Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever (2019). Ticket prices range from $50

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Eric Andersen and Scarlet Rivera to perform at Kleinert Legendary singer/songwriter Eric Andersen will perform at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, accompanied by virtuoso violinist Scarlet Rivera, on Friday, January 17. Once called “a great ballad singer and

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writer” by Bob Dylan, Andersen’s career has featured more than 30 records, several iconic and widely covered songs and a lifetime of touring. Andersen has also co-written songs with Bob Weir, Townes van Zandt, Rick Danko and Lou Reed. Tickets cost $23, $20 for members and $75 for VIP admission, which includes front-row seats and a meet-and-greet with the artists. Eric Andersen Friday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. $75/$23/$20 Kleinert/James Center for the Arts 36 Tinker St., Woodstock (845) 679-2079

Lustre Kings revisit Helsinki Hudson for Elvis birthday show Club Helsinki in Hudson welcomes the return of one of its flagship acts, Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings, celebrating the birthday of Elvis Presley on Friday, January 17. The Lustre Kings aren’t only about Elvis Presley. Pointing out how they contextualize the music, capturing an entire era in proto-rock ‘n’ roll, local music critic Seth Rogovoy wrote, “The Lustre Kings dig deep into early rock and related styles, steering away from a greatest-hits oldies approach, preferring to connect the dots among such unlikely musical bedfellows as Conway Twitty, Peanuts Wilson, Link



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Brother Greg Farley, Mark Brown, Emily Oephelia, Rixey Browning and Mario Rincon. There is no cover. Wander in and wander out. Don Johnson sculpture opening Friday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Free BSP 323 Wall St., Kingston

This Saturday is Retro Night at Joe’s EastWest


Joshua Bell to perform Philharmonic benefit concert at Bardavon


very generation creates its own superstars in classical music performance. At present, one of the most prominent of these is the violinist Joshua Bell. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, the site of one of the world’s great music schools (the Jacobs School of Indiana University), Bell was able to stay right at home. After beginning his studies at the age of 4, he began working with the great violinist and teacher Josef Gingold at 12. At 14 he made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Ricardo Muti, and at 17 he performed at Carnegie Hall with the St. Louis Symphony. Since then, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs, including his Grammy-winning recording of the Violin Concerto by Nicholas Maw (who was formerly a teacher at Bard College). Bell’s accomplishments and honors take pages to detail. Here are a few: Avery Fisher Career Grant; Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2010; performing for three American presidents and the current sitting justices of the US Supreme Court; and performing on a 2017 Live from Lincoln Center PBS special with musicians from Cuba. Expanding his interest to conducting, in 2011 Bell became the second music director of the world-famous Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, succeeding its founder Neville Marriner. In addition to the Maw Concerto, Bell has premiered concertos by John Corigliano and Edgar Meyer. Among his collaborators have been Renée Fleming, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Josh Groban and Sting. His next CD will be a recording made with Chinese instrumentalists: a follow-up to a 2018 CD with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. Bell plays on a Stradivarius violin named for a previous owner, the legendary violinist Bronislaw Huberman. Bell’s collaborator on his current tour, pianist Alessio Bax, is a noted soloist in his own right. Born in Bari, Italy in 1977, Bax graduated from the Bari Conservatory at the age of 14. He won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2000, and performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS 2 for two years. He has toured widely as soloist and with orchestra. His discography now includes seven CDs, including discs of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninov and the formidable Gyorgy Ligeti. Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax will perform on Saturday, February 1 at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie. The program includes major works of Schubert, Franck, Bach and Bloch, with hints that other composers may appear as encores. The concert is a benefit for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. – Leslie Gerber Joshua Bell & Alessio Bax, Saturday, February 1, 8 p.m., $100 ($150 with reception), Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie; (845) 473-2072,

Wray and Duke Ellington (they even render a surf-guitar version of the Duke’s “Caravan”). Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings Friday, Jan. 17, 9 p.m. $25/$20 Club Helsinki 405 Columbia St., Hudson

Musical opening for Don Johnson sculpture show at BSP on Friday BSP puts its large back-room theater

to novel use on Friday, January 17: an intimate viewing of Don Johnson’s sculpture works and live music by local favorites. The compelling lineup of performers includes former Felice

New Paltz’s largest bar/night club is also its most hidden – from the college and the downtown scene, at least. The spacious and stylish Joe’s EastWest in uptown New Paltz, next to ShopRite, has always served the Hudson Valley region’s nightlife needs more than the ones of this eccentric college town. It was the disco in the disco age and the only room in town with both the space and the inclination to host mechanical bulls. Saturday, January 18 at Joe’s is Retro Night with DJ Boomie, bringing back favorite hits from the ’80s and ’90s. Retro Night Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Joe’s EastWest 254 Main St. (Rt. 299) New Paltz

Joel Harrison, Pete McCann play Lydia’s Café this Saturday Lydia’s in Stone Ridge continues its expert curation of jazz and other virtuoso arts on Sunday, January 18 with the first of its Guitar Masters series. The inaugural show features ace guitarists Joel Harrison and Pete McCann accompanied by the outrageously credentialed jazz bassist Jay Anderson. Harrison is a two-time winner of the Jazz Composers’ Alliance Composition Competition, and has received support and awards from Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, the Flagler Cary Trust, NYSCA, New Music USA and the Jerome Foundation. He has released 17 records as leader since 1995. McCann has performed and/or recorded with Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Patti Austin, Brian Blade, Bobby Previte, Grace Kelly, the Mahavishnu Project and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Joel Harrison & Pete McCann Saturday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Lydia’s Café 7 Old Rt. 209, Stone Ridge

Colony hosts Mames Babegenush this Sunday A quick survey of the booking patterns of all the hipper clubs in the mid-Hudson Valley in the last year reveals one definite trend: What we used to call “world music” is what is

in, from Turkish and South American psychedelia to African blues to all manner of mathy Balkan folk. The hip ears of today’s mid-Hudson Valley have, perhaps, heard enough pop/ punk for the time being. On Sunday, January 19, the elegant Old World Colony in Woodstock presents Mames Babegenush with the Mac & Cheeze Balkan Power Trio, where East meets West, where strong Scandinavian roots merge with the vibrant dance music of Eastern Europe, from the ambiance of Nordic pine trees to lively weddings in Romania. Over the last 14 years, the Danish band Mames Babegenush has established itself as one of Europe’s premier klezmer ensembles. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Mames Babegenush Sunday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Colony, 22 Rock City Rd., Woodstock

Hazy Cosmic Jive at Falcon Underground January 25 Leading lights of the revitalized Hoboken scene Glenn Mercer (the Feelies) and Richard Barone (the Bongos) team up to present Hazy Cosmic Jive at the Falcon Underground in Marlboro on Saturday, January 25. Barone and Mercer will be exploring songs by David Bowie, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and T. Rex among others, along with songs from their own Bongos and Feelies catalogues. They will be joined by Feelies percussionist Dave Weckerman on drums, bassist Bob Torsello, and special guests. As usual, there is no cover charge at the Falcon, but generous, direct-to-artist donation is strongly encouraged. Hazy Cosmic Jive Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., by donation Falcon Underground, 1348 Rt. 9W, Marlboro,

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BOOKS Triumph, scandal and a legendary basketball team Matthew Goodman reads The City Game at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck on Friday

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Ready to go on a “carbon diet”? When nonfiction writer Matthew Goodman latches onto an intriguing subject, he runs with it – much like a scrappy basketball player might nab a rebound and pound down the court, all out. He has written about moon hoaxes in the era of Barnum & Bailey and round-the-world races by intrepid female reporters. His first book was a compendium of ethnic recipes representing the worldwide Jewish diaspora. Historical research seems to be his passion. Now Goodman has penned The City Game: Triumph, Scandal and a Legendary Basketball Team. It’s the story of the 1949/50 CCNY Beavers, an all-minority team – African Americans and Jews – of small repute who broke records and won not one, but two major tournaments, both the NIIT and NCAA, playing against colleges much larger (and whiter) than they were. That’s the triumphant part of the story. The spoiler in the subtitle foretells the reader that something ruinously bad is going to happen. A few of the disciplined, motivated, hard-driving, perhaps-a-littlenaïve players fall into a point-shaving scheme run by local bookies. It was illegal, yes. They weren’t that naïve. But it only happened a couple of times, and the ruse wasn’t set up to cause the Beavers to lose any games. So, how bad could it be, especially if everyone was doing it? “Everyone” included the entire metropolis of New York City: politicians,

Karl Coplan reads from his new book on Wednesday in Rhinebeck


f you’re seriously worried about whether your descendants will have a livable planet 50 years from now, and beginning to wonder if you’ll have one yourself even ten years from now, you’re probably also thinking about what an individual can do (beyond recycling religiously) to slow the juggernaut of climate change. You’re also probably wondering if it’s possible to shrink your carbon footprint significantly without giving up all of life’s little amenities. What are the options for those who would like to make climate awareness part of their daily lives but don’t want to go off the grid? Karl Coplan has made a commitment to be a living example of how this is indeed a doable thing. A professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic since 1994, Coplan is the principal outside counsel for Riverkeeper, Inc. He started out his career clerking for chief justice Warren Burger, and in more recent years has been kept busy litigating lawsuits enforcing the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws in the Catskills and Hudson Valley. But even outside of work, he’s walking (and paddling) his talk. In his new book Live Sustainably Now: A Low-Carbon Vision of the Good Life (Columbia University Press, December 2019, $28), Coplan chronicles the joys and challenges of a year on a carbon budget: kayaking to work, hunting down electric vehicle charging stations, eating a Mediterranean-style diet and enjoying plenty of travel on weekends and vacations while avoiding long-distance flights. He explains how to set a personal carbon cap and measure your actual footprint, with his own results detailed in monthly diary entries. Presenting the pros and cons of different energy, transportation and lifestyle options, Live Sustainably Now shows that there does not have to be a tradeoff between the ethical obligation to maintain a sustainable carbon footprint and the belief that life should be fulfilling and fun. Want to learn more about how you can make a “carbon diet” work in your own life? Come hear Karl Coplan discuss his new book at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, introduced by Riverkeeper president Paul Gallay. Part of the proceeds from book sales at the event will go toward funding Riverkeeper’s mission – and yes, you can get them signed. To reserve a spot, visit – Frances Marion Platt Karl Coplan’s Live Sustainably Now, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., Free, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500,

police force, public services; the whole culture was saturated in payoffs and extortions and one-hand-washingthe-other for profit. Meanwhile, the absolute glory and goodwill the Beavers generated for the City overshadowed any consequences those few players considered. But underneath, the fact of

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their complicity, even on the occasion that a couple of them refused to skew a final score, was “a virus that floated through the air, seeking weakness, reinfecting all those who had ever been exposed to it.” In fast-moving detail, Goodman describes the multiple subcultures at work to shape events. He creates a vivid scenario around the team and college basketball as it existed in postwar New York City, including a fascinating exposé about City College itself. One of the few integrated institutions in the country, it was known to be progressive and leftleaning – and free to anyone who could qualify academically. The die-cut personalities of the Beaver coaches stand out against the

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e have interesting opportunities this winter. Things in the night are changing their brightness. This is unusual: The constancy of the celestial firmament was for centuries an aspect of nature that represented constancy. Of course we all know that the Moon nightly alters its phase, and therefore its brightness – which is why Juliet famously protested to Romeo, “O, swear not by the Moon, th’ inconstant Moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” The big “inconstant” headline-maker these nights is the famous star Betelgeuse, because it’s dimmer than anyone has seen it in a century. And one of the planets is about to give us astounding degrees of brightness-alteration. Together they make this “inconstant brightness” topic a great reason to take a minute to look up. With the Moon absent for the next ten evenings, it’s the perfect opportunity to step out or look through a window. Start with Betelgeuse (whose preferred pronunciation is BET’l’juice). If you can recognize the constellation Orion, you’re in business. It’s out all night long, and high enough to clear all trees and hills easily, starting around 7 p.m. in the east. For most people, the three stars in a row that form Orion’s belt are the most conspicuous part of the constellation. To the upper left of the belt is a bright orange star, and this is Betelgeuse. It has been in all the news because it’s dimmer than anyone has seen it in more than a century. A few astronomers think it may be a sign that it will soon explode into a supernova. But most believe that that won’t happen for tens of thousands of years. Anyway, Betelgeuse is famous for altering its brightness, so “reading anything into this” is probably more sensationalist than it deserves. But here’s the thing: Why wait to read about what it’s doing? Follow it yourself. It’s easy to do, really. Any clear night – and this next week is absolutely perfect – look at Orion in the east, and compare Betelgeuse with Orion’s brilliant blue foot star Rigel. Which is brighter? A few times in history, they matched. But not normally, and certainly not these nights. Now look way to the right of Betelgeuse to get to the first bright star in that direction.

The famous star Betelgeuse is dimmer than anyone has seen it in a century.

with all of the surviving members of the team), the reality is a good deal more complicated and emotionally affecting than the newspaper headlines might suggest. Ultimately, what might seem to be just a basketball story becomes a far larger one about loyalty, about personal and political corruption and about the consequences of youthful decisions that last a lifetime.” The scene is set with a familiarity that only a New Yorker might be able to pull off; Goodman is a Brooklynite, through and through. You can almost feel your eyes sting when he mentions halls filled with cigarette and cigar smoke. You can hear the roar of fans in Madison Square Garden. You can see the cold, crowded city streets of yesteryear. You can feel the pride that cometh before the fall for everyone involved. The City Game is a compelling read. The author will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck on Friday, January 17 at 6 p.m. for a free book talk and signing. – Ann Hutton Book-signing & talk: The City Game by Matthew Goodman, Friday, January 17, 6 p.m., Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck; (845) 876-0500, www.

an, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco performs no fewer than six times at the Nesheiwat Convention Center in Poughkeepsie from February 28 through March 1. The multi-talented Maniscalco kicked off 2019 with four shows at Madison Square Garden, the release of his Netflix Original special Stay Hungry, hosting honors at the 2019 MTV VMAs and a film performance alongside Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Ticket prices begin around $60 and jet up from there. Sebastian Maniscalco Friday-Sunday, Feb. 28-Mar. 1 $60+ Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center 14 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie

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This also happens to be distinctly orange. This is the main star of Taurus the Bull, the famous Aldebaran. And that’s it. Simply see if Betelgeuse more nearly matches Aldebaran or more nearly matches Rigel. If it’s Aldebaran, then Betelgeuse is unusually dim; if Rigel, then it’s unusually bright. If halfway between the two, then Betelgeuse is at its normal brightness. By doing this, you can keep track of the strange fluctuations in the light of Betelgeuse all winter and spring. You won’t have to wait to read about it somewhere. An even-bigger and more reliable (but less mysterious and ominous) brightness change involves the planet Venus. It’s that really bright star that’s low in the west these evenings at nightfall. It hovers just above where the Sun set. For the rest of the winter and into the coming spring, keep watching Venus each evening at nightfall. You’ll see it gradually appear higher and higher up, and become increasingly brilliant. By March it will double its present brilliance and even be capable of casting shadows on snowy surfaces. Between checking out Betelgeuse and Venus, you’ll find a strange and wonderful nocturnal pleasure in noticing when the light changes. Betelgeuse Update: Sunday night’s Willow Observatory observation shows that Betelgeuse has faded further, though its spectrum is unchanged. It is now fainter than Aldebaran, and pretty much matches the light of Orion’s other (right) shoulder, the medium-brightness star Bellatrix. Extraordinary! The stuff of dreams. Orion has changed its appearance. Check it out! – Bob Berman Want to know more? To read Bob’s previous columns, visit our Almanac Weekly website at

League of Women Voters hosts a panel on vote-counting at Kingston Library

will include Douglas Kellner, cochair of the New York State Board of Elections; Mark Lindeman, director of Science and Technology Policy at Verified Voting; and John Quigley, deputy commissioner at the Ulster County Board of Elections.

Following shortly after a nailbiter of a county district attorney race last fall, the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region hosts a forum with a panel of experts discussing the democratic process and the ins and outs of accurate vote-counting. They will describe the security measures currently in place to protect your vote, and what areas could use improvement. The panel

Panel discussion on vote-counting Saturday, Jan. 25 10 a.m.-noon Free Kingston Library 55 Franklin St. Kingston

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ART Check out Tyler Borchert’s Teardrop at Kingston Rotary Park

Kingston sculptor and stoneworker Tyler Borchert’s Teardrop sculpture has rapidly becoming a defining feature of Kingston Rotary Park. This large earthwork sculpture, created by the founder of Stonestyling, sits 10 feet tall and allows the viewer to observe the Hudson River through its tear-shaped window. Borchert has additional work on display at the Rondout on Dock Street. For more information on his work and on the Teardrop sculpture, contact Kingston Rotary Park is located off Delaware Avenue.

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EXHIBITION The Thomas Cole National Historic Site 2020 Sunday Salon lecture series presents leading scholars discussing major issues in American art and landscape. The series continues on Sunday, January 26 with a presentation by Maggie M. Cao, assistant professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Cao will speak about envi ronmental concerns in the landscapes of Martin Johnson Heade. Entry costs $10 for members, $12 for general admission. Environmental Concerns in the Landscapes of Martin Johnson Heade Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. $12/$10 Thomas Cole National Historic Site 218 Spring St., Catskill

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he Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY-New Paltz presents “Totally Dedicated: Leonard Contino, 19402016,” a new exhibition focused on the art practice of Contino, a self-taught abstract artist who fought through paralysis through a 50-year career as an innovative artist. In 1959, at the age of 19, Leonard Contino was severely injured in a diving accident. While in rehabilitation, Contino met a fellow patient, the sculptor Mark di Suvero, who would become a lifelong close friend. Di Suvero challenged him to start making art. This exhibition documents Contino’s dedication in more than 80 artworks, making it the largest exhibition of his work to date. It encompasses large hard-edge geometric paintings, playful collages, delicate reliefs and sculptures from the 1960s through the 2000s. “Totally Dedicated” will be on view from January 22 through April 5 in the Dorsky’s Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries. A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Contino was severely injured in a diving accident. While in rehabilitation, Contino met a fellow patient, the sculptor Mark di Suvero, who challenged him to start making art.

“Totally Dedicated: Leonard Contino, 1940-2016,” on view Jan. 22 – April 5, Dorsky Museum, SUNY-New Paltz, (845) 2573844,

soulful slack-rock and surprisingly sophisticated guitarwork visits Levon’s chapel of great music without his band, the Violators. Instead, songwriter Cate le Bon opens, then Vile (real name) performs solo, with le Bon, and with Stella Mozgawa and Stephen Black. Kurt Vile has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support HeadCount, working to promote civic engagement and inform and register young voters. Reserved seating costs $75, standing room $45. Kurt Vile Monday, Apr. 13, 7 p.m. $75/$45 Levon Helm Studios

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April 16. This easygoing, semi-acoustic fireside evening with Lake Street Dive includes a revue of their 16-year catalogue of songs. Deep cuts, worksin-progress and fan favorites are all sung around a grand piano, and silk pajamas are encouraged. Ticket prices start at $40. Lake Street Dive Thursday, Apr. 16 8 p.m. $40+ UPAC 601 Broadway Kingston



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A GENERATION AGO, MANY YOUNG PEOPLE pining away for a cabin in the woods to get away from it all might have found what they were looking for in Woodstock – or at least in one of the townships contiguous to it. Today, they’re more likely to settle for a Kingston home on a modest residential street.

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CALENDAR Plan your weekend: Each issue of Almanac Weekly is packed with local activities. It’s the best guide to Hudson Valley art, entertainment & adventure. We’ve printed this weekend’s events here, but if you'd like to read what’s happening during the workweek, visit our website at https://calendar.



9am-10am Woodstock Senior Senior Feel Good Fitness with Diane Collelo. All aspects of fitness: flexibility, balance, strength and aerobic capacity done to music from many decades that makes us feel like dancing. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 10am-5pm Metal, Acid, Line: Etchings from the Loeb. Location: Frances Lehman Loeb Center. Show exhibits through 4/12/20. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-4375370, 10am-2pm Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed. Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. TARA (The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown, NY. Info: 845-343-1000,, Cost varies. 10am-11:30am Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For PD patients, caregivers and friends to address the symptoms of PD and other neurological disorders. Balance, gait, muscle strengthening, improving flexibility & fluidity and having fun are all included. Weekly, on-going group meets every Thursday at 10am. Info: Anne Olin, 845-679-6250; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston. $12 for one or $22 for two. 11am-12pm Woodstock Senior Level One (Moderate) Yoga with Susan Blacker. Centering, warm-ups, posture flow, relaxation and meditation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 12:15pm Fine Arts Recitals. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 12:30pm-6pm I Ching Oracle and Tarot Readings with Esoteric Scholar and Author, Timothy Liu. Every Thursday. Walk-ins warmly welcome or call ahead for appointment. $30/30 minute. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. 1pm Kerhonkson - Accord Seniors Meeting. Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. Activities, games, parties, & movies. Info: 845-626-8213. Accord Firehouse, Main Street, Accord. 1pm-3pm Game and Card Day. Board games, Mah-jong and cards are available, or bring your own. Bring a friend or come and meet people. $1 donation suggested to cover cost of refreshments. Ongoing every Thursday. Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk St, Red Hook.



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1pm-4pm Woodstock Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. The Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Rescue Squad, 222 Tinker St, Woodstock.

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3pm-6pm Farm Hub Winter Market in Kingston. The Farm Hub is once again partnering with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project on the weekly winter market to make fresh produce available to Kingston and surrounding communities through the coldest months. Runs every Thursday. YMCA lobby, 507 Broadway, Kingston. winter-production-ramps.

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3pm Woodstock Ultimate Disc. A free, casual, co-ed pickup game. Ongoing games - Tuesday, Thursday & Sundays at 3pm. See for details. Athletic Fields, 98 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. 3:30pm-4pm Free Step Class. A high energy class. Ongoing. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. 3:30pm-6:30pm Free Math Tutoring. Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, and SAT/ ACT Prep. Call to sign up 845-255-1255. Meets every Thursday at 3:30pm. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Free. 4pm-5pm Fitness Hour. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30pm & Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. Instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master. 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. 5pm-6:30pm New Paltz Climate Action Coalition Meeting. Meets every Thursday. New Paltz Village Hall, Plattekill Ave, New Paltz. 6pm-8pm Breeding Bird Atlas Workshop. This workshop will cover the history of the atlas, the importance of atlas data and how you can get involved. We’ll also cover using eBird to enter data. Whether you are a beginner or advanced birder, this unique opportunity will strengthen your bird watching skills while contributing valuable data to a large conservation-oriented project. Info & registration: 845-750-5409; wtocci@ Hasbrouck Park, Kingston. 6pm-7pm Get Your Strength Back. Join Dr. John Uhorchak, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, for this free seminar on common injuries of the neck, shoulder, arm and hand. Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon. Info: 845.568.2561,, Free.

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9am Artist Opportunity. A new, coop gallery, in the village of Rhinebeck,NYn has few more openings. Info- artgallery 71, 71 E. Market st., rhinebeck ny. Info: 845-5164878,, artgallery71. com. info on request. 9:30am Mid-HudsonADK: Ski with Marty Carp. Every Mon & Fri until March 31. 3-5 hours, depending on conditions. No snow, they will do a moderate hike 6-9 miles. Questions welcomed. Info: 845-214-8520 or martymcarp@ Meet @ the Mohonk Visitor Center for drive/shuttle to trailhead. Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Route 44/55, Gardiner. outings-events-list. 9:45am-10:45am Woodstock Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 10am-5pm Art Sale - Hudson Valley Watercolors by Staats Fasoldt. Hours available: Monday and Friday 10am to 5pm; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am to 7pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm; & Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Sales ends 1/29. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck. 11am-12:30pm Women’s Cancer Support Group for Women. Share common concerns and learn about living with cancer during and after treatment. Meets on the 3rd Fridays through 5/17, 11am-12:30pm. Info: 845-339-2071;; Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Ave, Kingston.

6pm Tech Time. Call the Library at 845-3387881 if you would like to reserve a spot or drop in for a fifteen-minute one-to-one session with a library staff member who will answer your general tech questions. Info: 845-338-7881. Town of Ulster Public Library, 860 Ulster Ave., Kingston.

12:05pm-1pm Woodstock Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

6pm Wine Night - Thirsty Thursday. Celebrate every Thursday at Woodnotes Grille with the Wine Club! Enjoy 25% off all bottles of wine and special selections from the cellar by the glass. Info: 845-688-2828; The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Rt 28, Mt. Tremper.

12:30pm-6pm Crystal Attunements and Tarot Card Readings with Owl Medicine Woman, Mary Vukovic. Walk-ins warmly welcome or call ahead for appointment. $50 for 45 minute reading and chakra attunement. Info: 845-6792100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/30 minutes,.

6:30pm-8pm Free Steps of Meditation. Weekly classes. Learn the fundamentals for an effective meditation experience. Info: 518-589-5000 or Peace Village Retreat Center, 54 O’Hara Rd, Haines Falls.

1pm-3pm Scrabble Club. Join us for our new Scrabble Club! Bring your extensive vocabulary and your enjoyment for games to our Scrabble events. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@,

7pm-8pm Gardiner Library Knitting Group. Sit and knit. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, nlane@rcls. org, 7pm Old Dutch Choir. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston.

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8pm Live @ The Falcon: Murali Coryell & Band. Stevie Ray Vaughn meets James Brown meets Gladys Knight. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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1:30pm-3pm “Thursdays” Community Voice Ensemble with Debbie Lan. New weekly community voice ensemble directed by Debbie Lan. All genders welcome. No experience necessary. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info:, sliding scale available.

7:30pm-9pm Weekly Thursday Nite EFT Healing Circle & Recovery Workshop. Bring your physical, emotional, & spiritual challenges and issues, and have them quickly, effectively resolved and healed in a safe supportive environment. Ongoing. 845-706-2183. Family of Woodstock/Kingston, 39 John St, Kingston. Free, $5 donation welcome. Having an event?

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4pm A Conversation with Historian David Pietrusza. Author of Prohibition”s Rise and Fall: A Look Back at the 18th Amendment. In the Henry A. Wallace Center. On the 100th anniversary of the first day of Prohibition. Registration is required for this free public event. Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights. 5pm-7pm Opening Reception: Hot/Cold: Expressions in Wax. An invitational exhibition curated by Tracy Leavitt featuring works created using the versatile and evocative substance of wax. Exhibits through 2/16. Info: 845-454-3222. Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. 6pm-7pm Matthew Goodman – The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team . Tautly paced and rich with period detail, this book tells a story both dramatic and

poignant of political corruption, duplicity in bigtime college sports, and the deeper meaning of athletic success. For more information please visit the Oblong Books website. -. Oblong Books & Music Rhinebeck, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-0500, events@oblongbooks, RSVP requested. 6pm-7:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Friday evening services. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2218,, 6:45pm-8:30pm Children & Teen Ministries. Meets Fridays: 6:45-8:30pm. Class for adults also offered. Info: 845-876-6923 or cdfcirone@ Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Rt9 & Rt9G, Rhinebeck. 7pm Candlelight Concert Encore Performance. “Healing Sounds,” An evening Of renewal & light With Peter Blum. Enjoy a peaceful mediation with Peter’s collection of Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, bells and small cymbals. Suggestion donation $10. Info: 845-246-2867. Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties. 7pm-9pm Friday Night Party Skate. All ages are welcome to come skate, dance, win prizes and have some fun! Different themed nights each week with music and giveaways. Info: Ice Time Sports Complex, 21 Lakeside Rd, Newburgh. 7pm-10pm Hudson Valley Queer Youth Project presents Teen Night. Meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from 7-10pm. Info: 845-331-5300; Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston. lgbtqcenter. org. 7pm Weekly Senior Citizen’s Bingo. Ongoing every Wednesday at 1:30pm & Friday at 7pm. 50/50 tickets available at 3 tickets/$2. Halftime complementary refreshments. Shawangunk Senior Center, 70 Main St, Napanoch. 7:30pm Erev Shabbat - Special Event. Outstanding Broadway Writer, Composer and Orchestrator, Steve Margoshes to present musical “I Have A Dream” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Temple Beth Jacob, 290 North St, Newburgh. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Dire Wolf. Honoring the legacy of Garcia and the Dead. Info: 845-2367970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Cuboricua. Latin Salsa, Son, Rumba, Bomba, Plena, Merengue. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 8pm-10pm Eric Andersen. Legendary singersongwriter famous for songs including “Violets of Dawn” and “Thirsty Boots”. Accompanied by Eric Lee, Violin. Kleinart/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2079,, woodstockguild. org. $75 VIP. 8pm Rumors. Rhinebeck Theatre Society is pleased to present Neil Simon’s hysterical comedy, directed by Michael Juzwak. Info: 845-876-3080. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. centerforperformingarts. org. $25.



All Day NYSOA Winter Waterfowl Count. This annual statewide count includes waterfowl and their allies as well as eagles. The survey will include open bodies of water, especially along the Hudson, Esopus, Wallkill, and Rondout Rivers and possibly the Ashokan Reservoir as well as



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premier listings Contact Donna at to be included Guillaume Etienne - French Folk Futurist Billy Stephen ( 1/18, 4-7pm). Vocals & guitar, Larry Packer violin. Last Waltz, Levon Helm Band. A ride in the country with the top down. Station Bar, 101 Tinker St, Woodstock. Opportunity for Artists - Open Call: Large Works. The Roxbury Arts Group Announces an Opportunity for Artists! Submissions due by 1/24. Art work is not restricted to merely the size of a canvas or the space on a wall. Roxbury Arts Group invites artists to bust open the boundaries of art and spill out into large form for an upcoming exhibition and Open Call for Large Works which opens in the Walt Meade Gallery and into the Hilt and Stella Kelly Hall of the Roxbury Arts Center on March 7, 2020. Artists can submit up to three pieces for consideration by completing an application through the Submittable online application with a $20 fee. Fees will be waived for emerging artists. For more information visit or email Samantha Nick, Grants & Community Coordinator, at; 607-326-7908. Whats Up Doc LLC presents A Buying Extravaganza (1/12, 10am-4pm). For information call Spencer at 516-532-

5141 or David at 631-835-6512. Best Western Plus, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston (in the St. James Salon). SongClub with Debbie Lan. Learn a song, harmonize, make a video! A drop in singing event where the Audience is the Choir. $10 fee at the door, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. MaMA, Marbletown Multi-Arts, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-853-5154, event/the-daily-flame-listening-to-thevoice-of-our-inner-wisdom-a-booktalk-with-lissa-rankin-md/. Meeting Notice: Overeaters Anonymous. Meets on Wednesdays, 10-11am at Woodstock Reformed Church on the Village Green. For more info go to Enter door in back by parking lot. Upcoming Events at Mirabai! 1/9 12:30–6pm I Ching Oracle and Tarot Card Readings with esoteric scholar and author Timothy Liu. $30 for half hour reading; 1/10 12:30–6pm Crystal Readings and Chakra Attunements with owl medicine woman Mary Vukovic. Walk-ins welcome or call for appt. $30 for half hour Crystal Reading; $50 for 45 minute Crystal Reading and Chakra Attunement; 1/ 11 12:30 – 6:30pm Tarot Readings

open agricultural areas where geese may graze. Contact Steve Chorvas (; 845-246-5900) for assignment. NOTE: snow/rain date on Sunday 1/19/20. 9:30am-11am Free Ukulele Program. Intergenerational ukulele program for ages 10 and up. This is a group that shares learning with each other. We usually do some folk music, popular music and anything else anyone might want to play. Remember beginners are welcome and encouraged! Direct your questions to Uke Coordinator Lynda at Info: 845-338-7881. Town of Ulster Public Library, 860 Ulster Ave., Kingston. 9:30am-10:30am Centering Prayer and Meditation. A receptive method of silent prayer. People of all faiths are welcome and no previous meditation experience is required. St Gregory’s Church, 2578 Route 212, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8800, free. 10am-12:30pm Winter Mossy Glen Hike at Minnewaska. Approximately 3.5 snowshoe outing. If there is no snow, this outing will be a hike. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Preregistration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Gardiner. 10am-1pm Winter Nature Journaling. Join Columbia Land Conservancy for this quarterly program delving into the practice of mindful observation through nature journaling. Columbia Land Conservancy, 49 Main Street, Chatham. Info: 5183925252, 10am-2pm Kingston Winter Farmers Market. The Winter Market runs every other Saturday through April 25. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 10am-11:30am Aleph/Bet Class. (Grades k-2.) Jewish learning, dancing, and more! Led by renowned artist and choreographer Susan Slotnick and rabbinical scholar Rabbi Bill. Once a month on Saturday morning. Free. Info: 845-2559817; Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center, 30 N. Chestnut St, New Paltz. 10am-3pm Coffee’s Ready with Polly. Weekly baked goodies & good conversation. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill. 10am-12pm Shabbat Morning Services. Music filled services and Torah study. Connect to tradition and open your heart. Family’s welcome. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2218, info@, 10:30am-11:30am Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside Cornell St PO. Cornell St PO, Kingston. 11am-1pm Teen Gaming. Three computers with League of Legends installed. Bring your own laptop. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@, 12pm Seminar: Northern Italian Cuisine with Teresa Morgan. Take a tour of Northern Italy’s pasta and sauces. Info: 845-Northern Italian Cuisine with Teresa Morgan. Wappinger’s Falls: Adams Fairacre Farms, 160 Old Post Rd, Wappinger Falls. 12pm-2pm Writing is Easy: Writing Workshop. Whatever type of writing you do – Sparrow, the Phoenician poet and essayist, can help you. 3 Saturdays. Register at 688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. phoenicialibrary.

with Stephanie every Saturday at Mirabai. $30 for half hour reading; 1/12 12:30–6pm Voyager Tarot Readings with Sarvananda every Sunday at Mirabai. $30 for half hour; $50 for one hour reading; 1/13 12:30–6pm Crystal Readings and Chakra Attunements with owl medicine woman and astrologer Mary Vukovic. $30 for half hour session; $85 for one hour shamanic healing session; 1/13 6:30–7:30pm Shamanic Drumming Circle with shamanic healer and author of Singing Into Bone Rebecca Singer. $10; 1/14 12–5pm Reiki Healing Sessions, Angelic Oracle Readings and Gentle Intuitive Readings with Reiki Master Maureen Brennan-Mercier. $30 for half hour reading; $50 for one hour reading; $75 for one hour Reiki Healing Session; 1/15 12:30–6pm Tarot Readings with Malley. $30 for half hour reading; $50 for one hour; & 1/16 12:30–6pm I Ching Oracle and Expert Tarot Readings with esoteric scholar and author Timothy Liu. 30 for half hour reading. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 845-679-2100. Club Mahjong. Whether you are new to the game, or a seasoned player, there’s a seat at the table for you! Every Monday, 1-4pm at the

org. FREE. 12pm-6pm Dimensions Variable: Byrdcliffe’s Annual Members’ Show. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, and other media by Byrdcliffe’s talented membership. Exhibit will display through 2/16. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2079,, 12:30pm-6:45pm Tarot Readings and Intuitive Guidance every Saturday with Stephanie. Walk-ins warmly welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/30minutes. 12:45pm-1:30pm New Paltz Women in Black Vigil for Peace. Held in front of the Elting Library, corner of Main and North Front Streets. Vigil is in its 15th year of standing for peace and justice. New Paltz. 1pm Seminar: Hearty Soups and Stews. With Roger Dodge, Adams’ Bakery Manager. Learn how to make some creative warm winter meals. Info: 845-569-0303. Newburgh: Adams Fairacres Farms, 1240 Route 300. 1pm Seminar: Food with Chocolate. With Alana Mayhon, Adams’ sweet shop manager. Info: 845-336-6300. Kingston: Adams Fairacre Farms, 1560 Ulster Ave, Lake Katrine. 1pm Workshop: Salads Made Easy with Tatiana Vargas. Learn how to make kale and quinoa Salad, and chicken pesto couscous salad. Info: 845-454-4330. Poughkeepsie: Adams Fairacre Farms, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. 2pm-3pm Free Ice Skating Class in Honor of National Skating Month. Participants of all ages can learn the basics from professional instructors in a fun-filled environment. Stay for the free public skate immediately following. Info: McCaan Ice Arena, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. 2pm-3:30pm Introduction to Meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. Taught by KTD’s lamas , this class offers brief, basic meditation instruction combined with a presentation setting meditation in the wider context of the practices and principles of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Time will be set aside for questions from the participants. The class is free of charge, and preregistration is not required. Info: or 845-679-1091. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. 3pm-5pm Meet the Maker: Prohibition Distillery. Join us for a complimentary tasting of Prohibition Distillery’s full range of products: Vodka, Gin, Bourbon and Bourbon Cream. Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, 13 Scribner Hollow Rd, Hunter. Info: 347-506-5081, rebecca@scribnerslodge. com, 3pm-6pm Opening Reception: Introductions. Featuring Brooklyn based musicians Sam Harmet & Elijah Shiffer. Longyear Gallery, 785 Main Street, Margaretville. Info: 845-586-3270,, 3pm-6pm Introductions: Showcasing New Members. Longyear Gallery introduces new members Gail Freund, Bonnie Mitchell and Amy Silberkleit. Opening Reception Sat Jan 18, 3-6 w live music. Show exhibits through 2/9. 785 Main St. Margaretville NY 12455, 785 Main St., Margaretville. Info: 845-586-3270, gfreund2@yahoo. com, 3pm Opening Reception: Do You Read Me? Through February 15. A new exhibit curated by

City of Kingston Arts Commission Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Artist Award. Nominees must be Kingston residents for at least two years. Artists in any discipline may be nominated: music, theatre, dance, literary, visual, or media arts. A small stipend will be provided to the awardee and additional funding may be available for a programming budget. Submission forms can be found at and must include a one-page narrative that highlights the nominee’s qualifications. Mexican Mondays (5-9pm). Mexican Cuisine offered: $5 Tacos $6 Margaritas Authentic. Info: 845-679-5763; Oriole 9, 17 Tinker St, Woodstock. Sign-up Now! Archery, Karate, Yoga, Dance, Sewing, Chess & Ceramics. Register online 845-246-3744, ext 156. Woodstock Day School, 1430 Glasco Tpke, Saugerties. Volunteer Drivers Needed To Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment. The American Cancer Society needs individuals who can volunteer one hour at least once a month to drive a cancer patient to a local cancer center in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Orange County. Locally, the greatest need is for drivers who can pick up patients at

Beth Caspar of work that uses text in forms that aren’t meant to be read in the conventional sense, literally can’t be read, or are contextually ambiguous. Free and open to all. Walt Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury. 4pm-6pm Praising Our Ancestors with Good Gourd and Redwing Blackbird Theater. The performance honors African-American heritage and culture. All are welcome. The event is free. A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library, 43 Gill St, Kingston. Info: 845 802-0035,, 4pm-7pm The Best Chili Ever Take-Out Sale. Pre-order recommended. Pick up between 4 and 6pm. Meat or vegetarian. $8/quart. Also bake sale! Call Barbara 246-5035 to reserve your quart(s). Info: 845-246-2867. Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties. 4pm-7pm Art Opening at Art Gallery 71. Kicking off 2020 with the bold and vibrant mixed media abstractions of Trevor. With an array of colors he achieves explosive results. Gallery hours Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11am. artgallery 71, 71 E. Market st., rhinebeck ny. Info: 845-5164878,, artgallery71. com. 4pm-7pm Guillaume Etienne - French Folk Futurist. Billy Stephen, vocals & guitar, Larry Packer violin. Last Waltz, Levon Helm Band. A ride in the country with the top down. Station Bar, 101 Tinker St, Woodstock. 5pm-8pm Rhinebeck’s ArtWalk. Ongoing, every third Saturday of each month, 5-8pm. Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck. 6pm-8pm Tivoli Artists Gallery presents its first show of the year. celebrating all things “new.” Innovative works and creative pieces never presented before will be showcased. Exhibits through 2/9/2020. Wine and snacks will be served, along with a chance to mix and mingle

their home and take them to treatment -- even one time once a month would be tremendously helpful, according to Patrice Lestrange Mack, Communications Director for the American Cancer Society. All drivers must have: A current, valid driver’s license, A good driving record, Access to a safe and reliable vehicle, Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access, & Proof of car insurance. To learn more about volunteering for the Road To Recovery program, visit road. Oncology Support Programs offered at HealthAlliance Hospital. WMC Health offers emotional support, wellness and healing arts programs for people affected by cancer. Info: 845-339-2071;; Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Dogs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. $95 and up; includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and cone collar. All surgeries performed by appointment only; Also, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic for Cats( call for location and dates). $70 per cat includes spay/ neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim. All surgeries performed by appointment only; & Low-cost vaccine & dental Clinics available. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Pl, Middletown. Info: 845-3431000,

with artists and the local community; free of charge. Tivoli Artists Gallery, 60 Broadway, Tivoli. tivoliartistsgallery. com. 6pm-8:30pm Saugerties Film Society presents The 3 Muses: Giulietta, Grace and Anna. Rear Window, 1954, 115 mins., a voyeur in the dark inspects other lives, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, stars James Stewart & Grace Kelly. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845-246-4317, free. 7pm-10pm Film: King in the Wilderness. Stunning documentary chronicling Martin Luther King Jr.’s final, harrowing years. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Info: 845-389-9201,, donation. 7pm-10pm Guitar Masters Series: Joel Harrison, Pete McCann, Jay Anderson. Performance, Q&A, discussion. Top musicians play & discuss their approach to music. Students and general public invited. Lydia’s Cafe, 7 Old US 209, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-6373, mark@lydiasdeli. com, Donation Requested. 7pm-8pm Latin Dance for Everyone. Meets every Saturday, 7-8pm. $5/suggested donation. Info: 845-331-5300; Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston. 8pm-11pm Mardi Gras Grungefest 94’ Featuring Grunge Type Thing. Time travel back to Burban Street, New Orleans 1994. Celebrate the music that ruled the airwaves of the Grunge era! Free. Info: The Alley Cat, 1677 U.S. 9, Wappingers Falls. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Fred Zepplin. Classic rock, unique song selection. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.


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Thirteen piece funk orchestra. Info: 845-2367970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 8pm Rumors. Rhinebeck Theatre Society is pleased to present Neil Simon’s hysterical comedy, directed by Michael Juzwak. Info: 845-876-3080. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. centerforperformingarts. org. $25.



8am-5pm Mid-HudsonADK: Black Rock Forest. Experienced hike. Cornwall, NY area. Leader: Bryan Sachse Wear proper clothing, bring water and snacks. Contact leader for additional information. midhudsonadk. org/outings-events-list. 9am-12pm Martin Luther King Day Celebration. A contemplative celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King. Zen Mountain Monastery, 871 Plank Rd, Mount tremper. Info: 845-688-2228,, Free. 10:30am-12:30pm Open Meditation. Shambhala Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It’s a practice that anyone can do. Free/donations appreciated. Sky Lake Lodge, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. 11am-2pm Sunday Brunch @ the Falcon: Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis. Soulful, swinging, prerock era blues and more. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 11am-3pm Sunday Funday. Open recreation! Pool table, Foosball and ping pong. Meets every Sunday. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill. FREE. 11am-12pm Conversations Over Coffee. An open forum for discussions and opinions of topics relevant to the world around us. The Crafted Kup, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-242-6546, cocpoughkeepsie@gmail. com, 12pm Seminar: Preparing for Your Spring Garden. With Al Esposito, Adams Garden Center Manager. Germinating seeds for a head start on your flowers and vegetables. Info: 845-632-9955. Wappinger’s Falls: Adams Fairacre Farms, 160 Old Post Rd, Wappinger Falls. 12pm Mid-HudsonADK: Wilderstein Historic Site. Moderate Walk or Snowshoe on the trails, about 3 miles. Leader: John Ragusa at 917-692-1159 or Wear proper clothing, bring water and snacks. There’s no fee to walk the grounds. Heavy rain or snow cancels. Confirm with Leader. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck. 12pm-5pm Francisco Goya: The Caprichos Etchings and Aquatints. Goya is considered the first Modern artist, for his innovative painting techniques and social commentary. Sun. Noon - 5 pm, Closed Mondays. The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls. General Admission $12, Seniors $10, Free for Members and Children, Free with Identification for Students, Veterans, and Active Military Families. 12pm-5pm Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint. Dox Thrash (1893– 1965) brought to the nation an inside look at the plight of blacks living in a country divided by segregation. The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls. $12/$10. 12pm-2pm SongClub with Debbie Lan. A drop in community singing event where the Audience is the Choir. Learn a song, harmonize, make a video. No experience necessary. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info:, no one turned away due to lack of funds. 12pm Oncology Support Programs of Health Alliance Hospital. WMC Health offers emotional support, wellness, integrative and healing arts programs for people affected by cancer including cancer support groups for women of all ages, young women, men, caregivers, women with ovarian cancer, & people living with metastatic. Info, times and dates: 845-339-2071; oncology.; Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Ave, Kingston. 12:30pm-6pm Voyager Tarot and Psychic Readings with Sarvananda. Walk-ins warmly welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-6792100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Wood-

stock. $50/ one hour, $30/30minutes. 1pm Seminar: Pies and Tarts. With Roger Dodge, Adams Bakery Manager. Learn how to make a flaky pie crust and fresh fruit pies. Info: 845-569-0303. Newburgh: Adams Fairacres Farms, 1240 Route 300. 1pm Seminar: Stuffed Rolled Pork Roast. With Tim Scott, Adams Produce Manager. Info: 845-336-6300. Kingston: Adams Fairacre Farms, 1560 Ulster Ave, Lake Katrine. 1pm Seminar: Tasting Tour of the Hudson Valley. With Debbie Decker, Adams Ambassador. Sample cheeses, milk, honey, chocolate and more from around the Hudson Valley. Info: 845-4544330. Poughkeepsie: Adams Fairacre Farms, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. 1pm-4:30pm Create Your Life/Create Your Year Workshop. Discover what you really want and how to get it. Proven process. Visit for more information and to register. Union Church Fellowship Hall Upstairs Studio, 44 Old Balmville Rd, Newburgh. Info: 845-236-3939, $110. 1pm Elting Library Scrabble Club Meeting. Scrabble sets and the Official Scrabble Player’s dictionary are provided. This club is intended for adult players 18 or older. Meets every Sunday, 1pm in a study room of the library. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz. 1pm-2pm Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Village Green/Woodstock, Woodstock. 1:30pm From Beacon to the Border. The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie is proud to present the short documentary. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A and discussion with the film’s producer, Andrea Garbarini, and one of the Grannies, Valerie Carlisle, who will be freshly back from another trip to the border, this time to Brownsville, Texas. Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served. Info: or 845-309-3853. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, 67 South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie. 2pm Woodstock’s 29th Annual Birthday Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honoring the memory of Esther Taylor-Evans 6/25/4110/10/19. Featuring: Pastor G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Frank Waters and Tyrone Wilson of Harambee; Bill McKenna, Supervisor Woodstock. Free. Info: 845-679-7320. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

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lings for $21 per person! Call 845-688-2828 for reservations. The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Rt 28, Mt. Tremper. 4pm-6pm Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Sponsored by Birds of a Feather and Timekeeper Drums. Broadcast - Woodstock 104 at 8pm. All drummers, dancers are welcome. Meets every Sunday, 4-6pm. Admission is free, donations appreciated. At the community center when raining or cold, on the green when warm. Village Green/Woodstock, Woodstock. 6pm January 2020 Monthly Meeting of the Hudson Valley Humanists. Topic: What do Epicurus and Epicureanism have to say to Humanists? Guest Speaker: Dr. Tom Rocco, PhD, retired philosophy professor and HVH member. He taught at a variety of academic institutes, including the Hellenic American University (Athens). Free and open to all. Refreshments served. Any changes in date or time will be on MeetUp. For more information, e-mail auer1@ New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr /32 North, New Paltz. 6pm-7pm Meditation Session. Meets every Sunday at 6pm. Free and open to the public. Info: Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation & Retreat Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. 7pm Storytelling with Janet Carter. Info: 845-246-5775. Free admission. Inquiring Minds Saugerties Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Wallace Roney Quintet. The trumpeter responsible for the 1980s jazz renaissance. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.



9am-4pm Camp Ulster Hosts MLK Basketball Camp. A full day basketball camp for ages six through thirteen in the Senate Gymnasium. Activities for the day include stations and drills in the morning, with competitions and games in the afternoon. Campers will get to learn from college players and watch a basketball orientation movie during lunch. Campers should bring a lunch that requires no refrigeration and a reusable/refillable water bottle. Space is limited and registration can be completed online or 845-3392025. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge. campulster. $50/day. 9am-10am Gentle Yoga Class. With Kathy Carey! A fun class, lightly paced. $3/class. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill. $3.

3pm Seminar: Home Brewing Basics. With Jonathan Fry, Hudson Valley Home Brewers. Learn about the basics of brewing your own beer. Info: 845-632-9955. Wappinger’s Falls: Adams Fairacre Farms, 160 Old Post Rd, Wappinger Falls.

9am-9:50am Woodstock Senior Fit Dance with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

3pm Artists Talk: “The Man and His Work”. A conversation with the curators, public and artist friends. (Snow date: Sunday, January 26, 3 pm. Info: 845-222-0177. Hudson Beach Glass, 162 Main St, Hudson.

9:30am-1pm MLK Holiday Two Views Snowshoe Hike at Minnewaska. Approximately twomile snowshoe outing in the Peter’s Kill Area. If there is no snow, this outing will be a hike. Meet in the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Gardiner.

3pm-5:15pm Dharma Film Series Presents Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island. Momentous Japanese epic depicting the psycho-spiritual development of Japan’s most gifted swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi. Q&A with Shugen Roshi. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-8989, info@rosendaletheatre. org, $10. 3pm Rumors. Rhinebeck Theatre Society is pleased to present Neil Simon’s hysterical comedy, directed by Michael Juzwak. Info: 845-876-3080. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. centerforperformingarts. org. $25. 3pm Woodstock Ultimate Disc. A free, casual, co-ed pickup game. Ongoing games - Tuesday, Thursday & Sundays at 3pm. See for details. Athletic Fields, 98 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. 3pm Reading and Meditation. Ongoing every Sunday night at 3pm. Info:; 845-679-8322. Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, 1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper. 4pm-8pm Sunday Supper. Remember the good old days when the family gathered around the table every Sunday for dinner? Carry on the tradition with Sunday Supper at Woodnotes Grille. Enjoy house made selections ranging from Prime Rib dinner, seasonal roasts, or chicken and dump-

9:30am Mid-HudsonADK: Ski with Marty Carp. Every Mon & Fri until March 31. 3-5 hours, depending on conditions. No snow, they will do a moderate hike 6-9 miles. Questions welcomed. Info: 845-214-8520 or martymcarp@ Meet @ the Mohonk Visitor Center for drive/shuttle to trailhead. Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Route 44/55, Gardiner. outings-events-list. 9:30am-12pm Weekly Bridge Game. For intermediate level players. Meets weekly on Mondays, 9:30am-12pm and Wednesdays, 1:30-4pm. For info, contact Neale Tracy at 845-247-0094. Frank D. Greco Memorial Senior Citizens Center, 207 Market St, Saugerties. 9:30am Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Info: 845-303-9689. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston. 10am-12:30pm MLK Holiday Hike: Loop around the Lake for Families at Sam’s Point. 3 mile loop on snowshoes to view Lake Maratanza. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam’s Point at 845-6477989. Sam’s Point Preserve, 400 Sam’s Point Road, Cragsmoor.

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10am-12pm Woodstock Senior Drama with Edith Lefever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues and scenes, and offers public performances. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 10:30am Preschool Story Hour. For three to five-year-olds Info: 845-338-7881. Town of Ulster Public Library, 860 Ulster Ave., Kingston. 12pm-1pm Senior Strength and Stamina with Linda Sirkin. Low impact aerobics performed with light weights. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 12:30pm-6pm Crystal Attunements and Tarot Card Readings with Owl Medicine Woman, Mary Vukovic. Walk-ins warmly welcome or call ahead for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/30 minutes. 1pm-4pm Club Mahjong. Whether your new to the game, or a seasoned player, there’s a seat at the table for you! Every Monday at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation. For more information contact Heather at MJCRobinson1010@gmail. com; or text 914-388-3577. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. 1pm-2pm Needlework Group. Knitters, crocheters, rug hookers & stitchers of all types and beginners welcome. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580,, 2pm-4pm Woodstock Senior Painting with Jennifer Wulfe Schimmrich. In addition to painting supplies and instruction participants will take part of periodic exhibitions, friendships and camaraderie! Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 2:30pm-3:30pm Tai Chi. Vince Sauter leads this weekly class. No experience necessary - wear comfortable clothes. Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck. 3:30pm-4:30pm Amateur Guitar Jam. Join this casual gathering of acoustic musicians. Bring your own guitar. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580,, 4pm Read to Zoey. Zoey, our friend and certified therapy dog, visits and offers young readers a chance to increase their confidence in reading by spending time in a relaxing, stress-free environment. Registration required. Call to schedule a 15-minute session with Zoey. Info: 845-338-7881. Town of Ulster Public Library, 860 Ulster Ave., Kingston. 4pm After School Program. Each week is a different activity and snacks are provided. Ages 5 to 12 welcome. Check website for an updated list of activities for each week. Info: 845-338-7881. Town of Ulster Public Library, 860 Ulster Ave., Kingston. 4pm-5:15pm Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Led by Anne Olin. Exercises to strengthen back and abdominal muscles and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays at 4pm. $12. Info: 845-679-6250; 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford. $12. 4:30pm-5:30pm Fitness Hour. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30pm & Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. Instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master. 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. 5pm-7pm Open House: The Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join us for this evening of discovery and to learn more about the African Roots Center. All are welcome. The event is free. A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library, 43 Gill St, Kingston. Info: 845 802-0035,, 5pm-9pm Mexican Mondays. Mexican cuisine offered: $5 tacos, $6 margaritas. Info: 845-6795763; Oriole 9, 17 Tinker St, Woodstock. 6pm-9pm Create Stuff & Nonsense. On the first and third Mondays of each month at 6pm, join a varied and amazing group for craft night! House Rules Cafe, 757 Columbia St., Hudson. 6:15pm Cantine’s Island Pot Luck Dinner. Meets on the third Monday of every month. Learn about co-housing. RSVP by calling 845-246-3271. Info: 6:30pm-8pm Breast Cancer Options - Young Survivor Support Group. Online support group. Register online at a2f0f01cf78cdcde7dc3c8da9331e. Info: 845-3394673, 6:30pm Music - Mendelssohn Club Meeting. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 7pm-9pm Gardiner Library Board Meeting. Third Monday of every month. Info: 845-2551255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.



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HOME ATTENDANT NEEDED PT. Weekdays. $11.80/hour. Disabled 55-yr. old female looking for female home attendant to help w/basic needs. Reliable, caring + live within 30 minutes of Woodstock. Must have car. 845-684-5314. No calls before 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Mailing Services Help Wanted. A tools & equipment manufacturing co. in Woodstock, looking to hire part-time work for mailing services as needed, ongoing basis. Perfect for stay-at-home moms, retirees, high school students/college students looking to make a little extra money. Call 845679-4500, ask for Natalie. PROGRAM COORDINATOR (PT): Growing Hudson Valley non-profit serving youth seeks part-time Program Coordinator to assist in the implementation of Community Programming, Fundraising Events, and Marketing and Outreach efforts. You are an independent worker with excellent oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to the mission of the organization. You bring a passion for working with youth and expertise in event planning, social media, and marketing. Find out more and apply online at www.


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MATURE, EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE PERSON AVAILABLE to care-take your property in exchange for rent. Can share room in house or cabin on property. Very handy, small projects OK. Long-term commitment. New Paltz, Gardiner, Modena, Rosendale, Kingston area preferred. References available. Call or text 845-532-1652.


Housesitting Services

MATURE, EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE PERSON AVAILABLE to care-take your property in exchange for rent. Can share room in house or cabin on property. Very handy, small projects OK. Long-term commitment. New Paltz, Gardiner, Modena, Rosendale, Kingston area preferred. References available. Call or text 845-532-1652.




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OWNER RETIRING. RSCHWARTZCPA@ AOL.COM, 914-466-4646. Functioning sharpening business for sale. Owner retiring. Includes equipment, machinery, supplies, and identification of potential customers. or call 845-658-3206.


Party Planning/ Catering

POTTIE FOR YOUR PARTY! HAVING A PARTY? TLK LLC. PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS. Weekend, Weekly, Monthly Rentals. We have Gray, White, Blue, Tan, Green (pine-scented), Pink (rose-scented), Red & Blue Handicap Accessible. (We also have a few w/sinks). Great for Construction/Building Sites, Sporting Events, Concerts, Street Festivals, Parks, Outdoor Weddings, Campsites, Flea Markets, Party Events, etc. Call 845-658-8766, 845-4176461 or 845-706-7197. e-mail:


Real Estate

HUDSON RIVER BEAUTY. MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY. Welcome to this beautiful Riverside Drive home. This hi floor, double corner unit with Southern,Western and Northern exposures allows you sweeping views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park. Perfect layout off a grand center gallery and grand proportioned rooms. Three bedrooms. Dining room, windowed. EIK, large bathrooms, hi ceiling, etc. Exceptional move in shape. A must see. Jeffrey Feuer, broker at Douglas Elliman, 917-969-7655.. Web#3779206,


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Gardiner/ Modena/ Plattekill Rentals

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Almanac Weekly Center spread For Sale By Owner, 3-Bedroom House, Accord. Patio with above ground pool. New kitchen, finished family room with bath. $240,000. 845-253-0396

1-Bedroom Walk-In Apartment in private home. On quiet, clean, senior occupied country estate. Newer kitchen. Off-street parking. No pets, smoking or laundry. Available 2/1/20. $680/month. All electric home, no utilities included. Verifiable references and income required. Perfect for seniors. Email info to:


Highland/ Clintondale Rentals

HIGHLAND: LARGE 1-BEDROOM END UNIT. $1025/month heat & hot water included. Private, quiet neighborhood. Private parking. Next to Highland Town Hall/Court on Church Street, near Rt. 9W. Minutes to SUNY New Paltz, Poughkeepsie Bridge,

Metro North, Rt. 9 & hospitals. 1 month security. No smoking. No pets. 845-453-0047. HIGHLAND: 2-BEDROOM second floor end unit. Separate entrance. $1225/month. Heat & hot water included. Carpeted. Private, quiet neighborhood. On-site parking. Next to Lloyd Town Hall, near Rt. 9W. Minutes to Poughkeepsie Bridge, Metro North, Rt. 9 & hospitals. 1 month security. No smoking. 845-453-0047.


New Paltz Rentals

1-Bedroom in Village. Walk to everywhere. Clean, spacious. Lease, $1100/month includes heat and hot water. No Pets. 845706-0220.

New Paltz: Southside Terrace Apartments Year round and other lease terms to suit your needs available! Free use of the: Recreation Room, Pool, New Fitness Center & much more! “Now accepting credit cards! Move in & pay your security and deposit with your credit or debit card with no additional fees!”

Call 845-255-7205 for more information


21A Colonial Dr., New Paltz. 1 & 2 BR apts. Pets welcome! No security deposit option. 3-12 month leasing terms. Pool, laundry on site.

845-255-6171 NEW PALTZ: LARGE STUDIO APARTMENT. Single person. $850/month all utilities included. 5 miles to town. No pets. Call anytime, leave message 845-255-2316 or 845-389-6195.



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Real Estate

, MARLBORO, NEW YORK One-of-a-kind home with spectacular, unobstructed views of the Hudson River and beyond. Three separate homes: Main house features 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, fireplace and private balconies. An in-ground pool with a spacious patio, hot tub and fire pit with numerous seating areas. The carriage house overlooks the pond and a third single family home is on the pond. All homes are occupied. Possible owner financing to a qualified buyer! Listing by Dennis Cooper & Nicholas Martin. ........................................$899,000




BOICEVILLE, NEW YORK NEW REN Located in the center of TAL Boiceville next to the High !! School and across from the Boiceville Market. First floor retail/office space was previously a restaurant and still retains the cooking hood along with a large bar. Owner will do minor renovations prior to tenant occupying the space. Low rent could be great for a flea market, antique shop, office space or gallery. Owner is motivated to lease the space and may offer creative terms to a very qualified tenant. Listing by Gregory Berardi.....................$1,200 month



WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK Commercial building within walking distance to the village of Woodstock that is currently used for Professional offices. The building was the original site for WDST FM radio. Very good condition and lots of parking in the rear and on the street. Improvements in 2005 were gutting the interior, installing structural supports, updating plumbing and electric, refinishing the wood floors, exposing the wooden beams, new windows, new sheetrock and a new roof. Excellent investment if you want to own a little piece of Woodstock! Listing by Doreen Marchisella.....$599,000

WINDHAM, NEW YORK This quiet 2-bedroom, 2 bath duplex sits back off the main road in a beautiful peaceful setting yet only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Windham and Hunter Mountains. Skiing, golfing, hiking, zip lining, biking, fishing, dining all only minutes away. Fabulous mountain views in the winter, spectacular colorful fall foliage in the Autumn. Bedrooms are located on the entrance level; upstairs is the kitchen and living room with vaulted ceiling and knotty pine walls. Also, there is a huge loft area large enough for 4 double beds. Listing by Karen Stanbrook. ............. $148,000 ICE ! PR CTION U D RE

SHANDAKEN, NEW YORK Classic Phoenicia Bungalow. Loaded with original details, that Arts n’ Crafts quality. Substantial woodwork trim, moldings, and windows. Small but spacious with high ceilings and large rooms. River Stone Real Deal Fireplace. The heart of a cozy living room. Open to the dining room, or close the doors to separate spaces. Two bedrooms on the main floor with a large bathroom in the middle. There is even a Vintage Claw Foot Tub in great condition. Bonus!!! Take the staircase to the unfinished attic, loads of potential in this unique space. Listing by Joshua Luborsky. ............................ $174,000

Kingston 845.339.1144 / Woodstock 845.679.2929 & 845.679.9444 / Saugerties 845.246.3300 / Phoenicia 845.688.2929 / Catskill 518.800.9999 / Commercial 845.339.9999 SOUTHSIDE TERRACE APARTMENTS offers semester leases for SPRING 2020 and Short-Term for the Summer! Furnished studios, one & two bedrooms, includes heat & hot water. Recreation facilities. Walking distance to campus and town. 845-255-7205. NICE UNFURNISHED ROOMS; Starting at $485/month. Excellent location. Close to SUNY college. All utilities included. Call 845-255-6029 or 914-474-5176, leave message.


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Ridge Rentals

Near Rosendale; Efficiency Apartment, suitable for 1 person. Quiet park-like setting with pond, on beautiful Shawangunk Ridge, with hiking trails at your door. $750/month with utilities. First, last and security. Nonsmoker. No pets. 845-658-9332. 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT in Rosendale. Sunny, clean. Very large LR/DR. Newly renovated bathroom. Chaired yard w/views of Rondout Creek- ideal for picnics! Includes off-street parking & trash/snow removal. No smoking. No pets. 2 person max. $1200/ month + utilities. 845-505-2568.


Kingston/ Hurley/Port Ewen Rentals

HURLEY 2-BEDROOM. Spacious, bright, separate entrance and private yard. $1400/ month includes heat and hot water. First and last month plus security and references required. (845)389-9358.


Saugerties Rentals

Saugerties: 2-Bedroom, first floor, full bath. Quiet location, good neighborhood, off-street parking, coin laundry, garbage pick-up, water, sewer included. Locked mailboxes. Absolutely NO pets, no smoking. $1000/month plus utilities. 845-246-3320.


Woodstock/West Hurley Rentals

WOODSTOCK/LAKE HILL: Welcome to our restored rural historic inn on NYC busline! Private furnished room available mid January. Fully equipped kitchen, living room with piano, friendly working cats, gardens. $575/month includes utilities & internet. Security, refs, car essential. 845679-2564;

CHARMING COTTAGE. Walk to Woodstock Village. Loft/balcony plus bedroom, deck, quiet & private. $950/month plus utilities. Includes lawn care & snow plow. Security, references. 845-679-6816. CHARMING 1-BEDROOM HOUSE on Mink Hollow Road within walking distance to Cooper Lake, 4 miles to center of Woodstock. On 1 acre. Wood floors, newly renovated bathroom. $1050/month. 845417-5282.


Tree Services

HAVE A DEAD TREE..... CALL ME! Dietz Tree Service Inc. Tree Removal, Trimming, Stump Grinding. Seasoned Firewood for Sale. (845)255-7259. Residential, Municipalities.




West of Woodstock Rentals


ALLEN LAWLESS • 845-247-2838 SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK CELL.: 845-399-9659

Boiceville: Duplex, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, garage, private entrance. 1-block from Onteora School District, No pets. No smoking. Lease, security. $1800/month. Call: 845657-2318.


Seasonal Rentals

WOODSTOCK/SAUGERTIES. OWNERS FABULOUS FURNISHED HOME. Welcome to our sunny, spacious and private, rustic contemporary tastefully furnished home. Our home features soaring ceilings, lots of glass, a newly renovated chef ’s fully equipped kitchen, huge seperate dining room a media/family room, 30x20 livingroom 3 bedrooms, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, HAV units, 2 large decks, 2 car garage and much more. Care taker available. $3,500 per month. Jeff...jfeuernyc@aol. com; 917-969-7655.


Rentals to Share

Room for rent with private bathroom in 2-bedroom apartment in Kingston. Prefer mature, non-smoking male. $850/month. 808-308-5603 WEEKEND OR MID-WEEK ROOMMATE WANTED; 1.5 miles from uptown Kingston. 2 rooms- 1 sitting room w/desk & 1 w/private bath. Please E-mail for more info:


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Hunting/Fishing Sporting Goods

GUNS WANTED. CASH PAID. Japanese swords, and Militaria. I come to you. Transfers, Estimates and Appraisals. Federal Firearms License. Spartan Trading Co., 90 Dug Hill Rd., Hurley, NY. 914-388-9286


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SPORT OF IRON FITNESS- A Culture of Strength. NOW OFFERING $35/MONTH OPEN GYM. *State of the Art Strength Training Equipment* *Powerlifting, Strongman, Olympic Lifting Equipped* *9000 sq.ft. facility including 1400 sq.ft. of turf. Group Training Sessions - Registered Dietician - Youth Programs - Personal Training. 120 State Route 28, Kingston. Call Today 845-853-8189.


Art Services


BOTTOM LINE... HIGHEST PRICES PAID For old furniture through the 1960s & ANTIQUES of every description: Paintings, Lamps, Silver, Rugs, Pottery, China, Asian items, etc. One item-Entire Estates. Housecalls. Free appraisals. Richard Miller Antiques. 35+ years in business. Call/text 845-389-7286.


Antiques & Collectibles

BLAIR COLLECTIBLES is your trusted local BUYER of old COINS, Paper Money, Jewelry (and other Gold & Silver items), Marbles & Toys, Pocket Watches, etc. Most small size collectibles. 50+ YEARS EXPERIENCE serving satisfied clients! 845-2544717/ PHOENICIA ARTS & ANTIQUES, 41 Main St.,Phoenicia, 845-688-0021. FridayMonday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jewelry, art gallery, clothing, blown glass, honey, mid-century and antiques.

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Personal & Health Services

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Professional Services

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GBM TRANSPORTATION SERVICES INC. Professional Moving and Delivery. Residential/Commercial. Local and N.Y.C. Metro areas. N.Y.S. Dot T 12467, Shandaken, N.Y. Call 845-688-2253.

*Jessica Rice*; Beautiful Images Hair Salon, 123 Boices Lane, Kingston. Hair- 845383-1852; www.beautifulimageshairsalon. com Makeup- 845-309-6860;


Organizing/ Decorating/ Refinishing

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER/HOUSEKEEPER. Help w/everyday problems, special projects; clutter, paperwork, moving, gardening & personal assistant. Affordable. Fully Insured, Confidentiality Assured.; Masters Psychology, former CEO, Certified Hospice Volunteer. (845)6796242.


Cleaning Services

HOUSE CLEANING for a tidy sum. 845658-2073.

Brook Does Cleaning Residential, Commercial & Airbnb Cleaning by a reliable human. Tel: (845)206-9126

Cleaning team available for either weekly cleaning or large heavy jobs. Honest, meticulous, and reliable. Excellent organizational skills – also for hire to systematize and tidy. Call to make appointment for


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Real Estate

STONE RIDGE VICTORIAN with ACCESSORY APARTMENT Privately set on 6 acres with easy access to the village, this beautiful Victorian home has a newly created 1 bedroom apartment with separate entrance. The house has many special features including leaded and stain glass windows, wainscoting, and a large wrap-around porch. There is a pond and gazebo on the property. B & B Potential! A must see!............$599,000



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Circa 1800 picture perfect stone home truly is one of the best. Exposed beams, custom stonework, original wide plank floor, built-ins and more! All true to itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to preserve the authenticity. Tastefully renovated kitchen opens to gardens. 15 acres of lawns, field and woods. Simply stunning grounds include fruit trees, arbors, berries and sculptures. Once listed on the national garden tour. Meander down the gravel path through gardens and find your private heated inground pool. Next is the light filled 2 story guest house for friends and family or an artistic endeavor. 1300 square feet offers kitchen, full bath, large loft bedroom and balcony. Nearby is a vintage chicken coop and gazebo. Just 80 minutes to the big apple and 5 minutes to vibrant uptown Kingston. $995,000

This beautiful stone country home awaits its new people! Situated on 34+ acres complete with stone quarry! Wonderfully light and airy with plenty of room for the whole family 3793+ /- square feet to enjoy. Plenty of communal space yet very cozy and homey! Wide board flooring, country eat in kitchen, back porch, pantry, mudroom area, dining room, living room, office with french doors, family room, and 3 bedrooms up and then other section of house has living room, eat in kitchen, bedroom, porch, perfect for weekend guests! Or, incorporate all for your personal use! Huge barn to tinker around in. Calling all weekenders, take a look at this beautiful stone home!




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A perfect country home or full time residence. Entering onto the property you have a circular drive with plenty of parking and an attached 2-car garage. There is a nice sized kitchen with a gas range, breakfast bar, recessed lighting and stainless appliances along with a wall of built in storage. Off of the kitchen is your washer/dryer and a half bath. A comfortable family room with a stone fireplace is a cozy place to hang out and opens up into a large heated glassed room overlooking the private yard. A real bonus is a first floor guest room/den and a full bath perfect for guests. Upstairs are 3 BRs including a master bedroom suite. A large walk-in attic space is on the 2nd floor offers all the storage you need. $349,000

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Look whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being cared for at Saugerties Animal Shelter!We have such loving adult cats & kittens just waiting to become part of your family. LITTLE GIRL: petite black female cat girl, 7-years old & is super sweet. She lived in the streets but now wants the easy life. How happy sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be in a safe, loving home! BOB: Pixie Bob is a very big brown tiger boy whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as sweet as he is big! Bob needs lots of room & maybe daily walks on a harness. MISHU: 10-year old orange medium hair kitty. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been at the shelter the longest of all the animals. Mishu needs to be the only pet. That means Mishu would love only you! SPHINX (kitten girl) & JINX (kitten boy) are 7-month old gray & white kittens. Remember: two kittens arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t twice as much fun as one kitten; they are 10 times the fun! Also- Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always have each other as company. AndYouâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive twice the love! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re interested in adopting a kitten, this is a perfect



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time to meet the adorable & lively kittens at Saugerties Animal Shelter- Kitten season is almost all year long!! We have lots of young & teenage kittens between 10-14 months old. That time-frame can vary as each kitten is an individual. These are the DOGS at Saugerties Animal Shelter. Please come meet them & see who could be your new love. TITAN: 6-month old chocolate Pittie mix who’s a sweet & adorable male. LILY: sweet, shy, 4-year old Pittie mix girl who’s tan & white brindle & needs a quiet home. CHARLOTTE: Brindle Pittie mix girl who loves people. Children will enjoy growing up with Charlotte. Charlotte needs to be your only pet. ROCKY: very sweet Sheltie/Border Collie mix boy. Rocky can be found at Ulster County Canines where he is available for adoption. Saugerties Animal Shelter; located at 1765 Route 212 Saugerties, NY 12477 (behind the Saugerties Transfer Station). (Closed Sunday & Monday). 845-679-0339.


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WOULD YOU LIKE AN OUTDOOR CAT? Do you have a barn, garage, shed or outbuilding? Would you like to consider having feral cats? You can help cats in need who will help keep your barn, etc. free of rodents. The cats will be neutered/spayed and up to date w/shots. Please call the Woodstock Feral Cat Project at 347-258-2725.

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CASH PAID FOR USED cars & trucks regardless of condition. Junk cars removed. Call 246-0214. DMV 7 107350. LOOKING TO BUY an old foreign projec t car in any condition running or not; Porsche, Jaguar, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, & much more. Fast & easy transac tion. Cash on the spot. If you have any of these or any other old foreign cars just sitting please call me 703-814-2806 .

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