Free tonight? Write tonight.

Above: The original laptop. Photo by Flickr user xlibber; used under Creative Commons license.

Interested in writers and their writing?  Tonight, from 7-9pm at 76 MAIN! in Stamford, writers will present new works in progress. Part of the Roxbury Arts Group programming schedule, this writers' evening happens the first Monday of each month and is open to the public.  Donations are welcome and support Roxbury Arts Group programming.  For more information, see the listing in our calendar.  -- Andrea Girolamo

Ready for his close-up

Over the weekend, local photographer Mark Zilberman caught the soulful gaze of his neighbor's horse on film. (Well, on pixels, anyway.)

Photo taken in Andes on March 3. Thanks to Mark for sharing it in our Watershed Post Flickr group pool. We often feature new images from the pool on, so if you're a local photographer and you'd like to see your work here, check out our Flickr group.

Big Fracas uses music, clever wordplay, to grab attention

Some people sign petitions, stage protests, write congress, when they're unhappy about something. Big Fracas Productions has chosen the time-honored tradition of using music to gather attention and support for their anti-hydraulic-fracturing position (Get it? Fracking?  Fracas?).  The Oneonta Theatre will host the event, which is scheduled for this Friday; doors open at 7 pm.  Area musicians from towns at risk for fracking are donating their time to make the event happen, and representatives from antifracking groups will be on hand for information sessions before the musicians, including Diane Ducey and Measured Mile, The Mountebank Brothers, Little Slice and The Good Things, and Hagalicious With Sage, take the stage at 8. For more information, see the listing in our calendar. -- Andrea Girolamo


Abandoned in Callicoon

A reminder that nature always gets you in the end. Overgrown coal silos photographed in Callicoon on Saturday. Photo by Flickr user John of Catskills Photography, via the Watershed Post Flickr pool.

Got a fantastic Catskills photo? We'd love to publish it. Email it to [email protected] or post it to our Flickr pool.

Update: Whoops -- those are coal silos, not grain elevators. Thanks to sharp reader Burr Hubbell for pointing our our error.

WGXC turns one, parties hearty

Above: a chart in the WGXC offices in Hudson, spelling out how announcers should pronounce various towns around the region. Photo by Justin Goldman.

WGXC, the community radio station of Columbia and Greene Counties, is celebrating its first birthday this weekend with an array of events including a dance party at Savoia on Warren Street in Hudson, a cake buffett (because has anyone been satisfied with just one kind of cake?) and birthday party complete with live music at the Catskill Community Center on Sunday, and a benefit concert featuring Shearwater later that night at Helsinki Hudson.  Proceeds from all events benefit the station. For more info on the events, see the listing in our calendar.  -- Andrea Girolamo




Granary spires in Narrowsburg

John, a fellow who goes by username Catskills Photography on the Flickr photo-sharing website, shared this photo with us via the Watershed Post Flickr Pool. The image is of a part of the Narrowsburg Feed and Grain Company building in Narrowsburg, NY. John snapped the photo on January 28, 2012. 

"Robert" wins Best Documentary Short at DIY Film Festival

Kudos to Jessica Vecchione for her now award-winning documentary about a Franklin stonemason with a passion. (We interviewed Jessica, who is a Watershed Post advertiser, about the documentary on our radio show last fall.) You can watch the trailer for Robert above. 

Catskill artisans return to Belleayre this weekend

The Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild returns to Belleayre Mountain this weekend. Crafters from around the region will be displaying their wares for sale including toys, accessories, apparel, soaps, pottery, art and a host of other goodies. So swing by the Overlook Lodge, grab some hot chocolate, watch skiers taking some sweet moguls and support your local artisans. For more information, check out the listing in our calendar.  -- Andrea Girolamo

Midnight in Paris (in Middleburgh!)

I totally agree with Cole Porter: I love Paris in the springtime.  Since it's neither spring time, nor are we in Paris, why not break up the work week with a trip to the Middleburgh library for a matinee screening of Woody Allen's acclaimed "Midnight in Paris"? Playing tomorrow afternoon at 1pm, MIP features some big names  including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Adrien Brody and the wife of the president of France (no kidding), Carla Bruni. MIP is currently nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay AND Best Art Direction, so in advance of the Oscars this weekend, come check out the competition. For more info, see the listing in our calendar.  -- Andrea Girolamo

Louisiana Saturday Night fundraiser in Roxbury set for tomorrow

The MARK Project's annual Louisiana Saturday Night is upon us! Tomorrow, Saturday, February 18,  the Roxbury Arts Center will host a Cajun/Creole cook-off, and dancing to the music of Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers. Organizers say this is one of their most popular events, and that space is limited.  If you're interested in attending, call 845 586-3500, and see our calendar for more details.

-- Andrea Girolamo

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