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Summer Hitlist 2: The Annual Escarpment Run

The original Olympian spirit – of amateur sportsmen competing not for monetary gain but to prove themselves the best that they can be – lives on in my favorite competition...
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2012-45: The Catskill 45s do 1967

(Poster design by Posie Strenz) My very part-time group, the Catskill 45s, will be playing a one-off concert in Woodstock on Saturday July 21st, as part of the free Woodstock...
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Noel Sings Gustafer

Anybody who lives close to us knows that our 7-year old Noel takes his guitar everywhere, singing and playing his way through the Gustafer Yellowgold catalogue. Along the way, we’d...
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March Madness 4: Kids Gigs

What a difference a year makes. In March 2011, our then 6-year old Noel was still wrestling with basic chords on his new Martin Junior Acoustic-Electric, though it didn’t stop...
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March Madness 2: Living Room Concerts

We don’t have too many gigs up in my neighborhood. Not in the manner of those I became accustomed to in New York City, the kind where you head to...
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March Madness 1: Spring Skiing

It would seem axiomatic that in a winter where it had not snowed in any sort of recognizable quantity, the skiing would suck, and big time. Oddly enough, the conditions...
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Onteora Rocks…

It’s been a busier time than ever in the month since I handed in my Smiths book, much of it taken up by my other life, as Vice President of...
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Zombie Crawls are the new Halloween Parades

Saugerties came alive – I mean, dead – for the second annual Zombie Crawl on Saturday night. You gotta love a town full of dead people, especially Zombie Blues Brothers....
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