By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 - 11:04 am
Phoenicia is festooned with banners celebrating this weekend's Festival of the Voice, which starts tonight. Photo via the Festival of the Voice Facebook page. We're skipping our blurbalicious event roundup this week to put out some fires in other parts... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 - 4:37 pm
How do you fill a row of empty storefronts in a small town? You could offer economic incentives or be generous with your zoning laws. Or, if you're the town of Roxbury, in Delaware County, you could invite teams of designers to give the stores makeovers... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 - 10:26 am
Woodstock is grieving this morning for the loss of violinist Betty MacDonald. The Times Herald-Record reports that she died at home this morning after a brief period of hospice care: Her friend and fellow Woodstock musician, Pete Levin, said Friday her... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 - 11:48 am
Pina Jackson in Mercemoriam: Foofwa d'Imobilite's Tribute to Merce Cunningham, Michael Jackson and Pina Bausch Dear readers: Please believe us when we tell you we'd never inflict a mime on you in our weekend picks if he wasn't going to be brilliant. A... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 - 12:17 pm
Image: Summer Landscape, 1869, Julie Hart Beers Artists, if you're seeking to toil in obscurity and ensure that your work lies neglected for centuries, here's how to do it: 1. Be a woman. 2. Paint trees. Such has been the fate of the women of the Hudson... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jul. 30, 2010 - 11:49 am
A blue-ribbon draft horse at the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair. Wondering what to do this weekend in the Catskills? Here our are picks: Schoharie County Sunshine Fair Schoharie County's annual fair doesn't fool around. It starts today with harness racing... Read more
By Simona David on Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2010 - 2:32 pm
Bob Ackershoek, the owner of Cassie's Cafe in Roxbury, in his role as the co-host of a '70s rock show on WIOX. Right before Labor Day, a corner of Delaware County will be getting its very own radio station. WIOX, which will be heard on 91.3 FM, will... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2010 - 1:08 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that the town's plan is to buy the massive bluestone sculpture for $800,000 of grant money, and then turn the site over to a private commission to run it without spending taxpayer funds. Deputy Supervisor Fred Costello Jr. said... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2010 - 5:55 pm
Horseshoe Festival There are some things that just go together. Abbott and Costello. Rhythm and blues. Beans and cornbread. Hobart and horseshoes. Back in the late 1700s, local lore tells, Hobart pioneer Foote More was the first in the nation to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2010 - 10:13 am
The Weekend of Chamber Music doesn't have just any piano for its summer concert series this year -- it has a Hamburg piano. The musicians can't wait to play what's widely considered to be the best instrument in the business, according to The Catskill... Read more


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