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Local Life 1

One of the beauties of spring in the Catskills is the reopening of the local farm stands. Food that seemed so expensive and distant over winter suddenly becomes routine again,...
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Posie’s Paintings

Saturday night saw the opening of the latest monthly exhibition at our Phoenicia Main Street gallery Arts Upstairs – and the gallery debut for my wife Posie, who has two...
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The Unexpected Three-Day Weekend Top 10

1) The Jumpbeats at the High Falls Café: Ska-Zydeco party music from a band tht has the credentials: ex-Toasters, Shane McGowan’s Popes and sundry other NYC exiles. Particularly loved the...
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The Weekend Top 10: ‘Non Strenuous Activity’ Edition

1) Sharon Breslau: Naked & Flailing Fellow Phoenicia parent and former NYC-based stand-up comic invents ten varied female characters for one-woman show at Woodstock Town Hall. The band providing jazz...
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It’s A Beautiful Day…

The Iraq war just passed the four-year mark with no sign of ending anytime soon, young British Islamists are up in court denying that they tried to murder fellow British...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: The Mountain Sports Special

It’s a pain to dig out of, but snow is one of nature’s most beautiful designs. Rockin’: A Friday in mid-March brings 21 inches of snow Shockin’: This brings the...
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Winter Wonderland

I was pissed off I couldn’t ski this weekend. (At least until I saw the car park at Hunter, by far the most crowded it’s been all year. A holiday...
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Friday Friends

Happy Birthday to Hunter Ski Bowl co-founder Orville Slutzsky, who turned 90 this last Tuesday and was given a great gift from God: the first snow-storm of the winter. Somewhere...
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