The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Presents It’s 17th Annual “5 by 7 Show”

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Presents It’s 17th Annual “5 by 7 Show”

Preview Party on Friday, December 2, 5:00 — 7:00 pm at the Kleinert/​​James Center on Tinker St. in Woodstock, N.Y. The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s annual 5 by 7 Show, returns this Friday, December 2, with what is usually the biggest opening party of the … Continue reading

My Dinner With Zal

My Dinner With Zal

Did I ever tell you about my day with the late Zal Yanofsky, former lead guitarist for the Lovin’ Spoonful? Decades ago, long before I was the upright citizen you see today, I was a struggling young illustrator/​​designer, living in an empty apartment in … Continue reading

Art Highlights — Fall 2016

Art Highlights — Fall 2016

As we move from the high color of October through to the cooler tones and temperatures of November, the lure of the indoors beckons— it is a great time for artists to show work and for art lovers and the art-​​​​curious … Continue reading

Goodbye Chelsea Hotel: Guitarist/​Singer/​Songwriter Jason Darling Looks Forward and Back

Goodbye Chelsea Hotel: Guitarist/​Singer/​Songwriter Jason Darling Looks Forward and Back

Jason Darling has written scores of songs, made a few records and played in more bands than he can easily remember. Since his upstate childhood in Catskill, where he was bitten by the guitar bug, he has traveled the country and … Continue reading

Oysters

Oysters

Before building a stone-​​​​wall in our backyard, part of the hillside had to be dug away. One morning, I noticed something white sticking out of the exposed strata, a foot or so below the surface. Once it was rinsed off, a gleam of nacre … Continue reading

Market St. — Rhinebeck

Market St. — Rhinebeck

Upon entering the warmly-​​​​lit space of Market St., one can immediately sense the palpable urgency that runs like a current into every corner of the restaurant. Servers, smartly attired in stark-​​​​white V-​​​​neck t-​​​​shirts, glide effortlessly from table to table, filling water … Continue reading

<span class="caps">FREE</span> <span class="caps">WILL</span> <span class="caps">ASTROLOGY</span>  December

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY December

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): “I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow,” wrote naturalist Henry David Thoreau in Walden, “to keep an appointment with a beech-​​​​tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.” I’d love … Continue reading

Preserving Food, Preserving Culture

Preserving Food, Preserving Culture

Humans are not the only species that saves food for leaner times. Some animals simply build up their fat reserves. Some hide their surplus food in places where they can access them later. Only a small number of species alter their … Continue reading