By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 - 3:06 pm
The Golden Notebook in Woodstock. Photo from the bookstore's Facebook page.  After months of fretting that their favorite independent local bookstore would close for good, bibliophiles in Woodstock can rejoice. The Golden Notebook, a venerable local... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 - 9:20 am
Round Top Barn on the Shultis family farm in Wittenberg, Ulster County. Below, one man's memories of a childhood in the Catskills, submitted by Watershed Post reader Lawrence J. Caldwell. If you have tales of bygone Catskills to share, send them to us at... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 - 6:06 pm
Someone (or several someones) broke into a post office in the sleeply hamlet of Willow in Ulster County on Saturday. What they stole is pretty tantalizing, according to the State Police, who just sent out a press release looking for leads in the case: The... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010 - 3:53 pm
The Woodstock Film Festival, an annual scrum of stars, artists, directors, documentarians, and film-lovers, descends on locations around Ulster County tomorrow to screen more than 150 films, 60 of which will be premieres of one kind (world) or another (... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 17, 2010 - 5:24 pm
Drama is brewing over a pre-Civil-War barn in Woodstock, recently transformed into a gallery called Vivo Fine Art that opened this summer. The Woodstock Times reports that by painting a big sunburst on the side of the building without proper permission... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 10, 2010 - 11:49 am
Above: A Flickr slideshow of photographs of Clarence Schmidt and his art, taken in 1970 and 1971 by David E. Johnson. All rights reserved. This week's Woodstock Times has an incredible story about local outsider artist Clarence Schmidt, written by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 1:08 pm
Photo of Pushy Galore from B.R.A.W.L. Tonight at the Bearsville Theatre: Valium-addled housewives and vengeful Puritans in hand-to-hand combat. WWF-style theatrics. Roving packs of vicious cheerleaders. What's not to love? Since its explosive arrival on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 - 9:47 am
An article in the Times Herald-Record today reports that the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission are raising $600,000 to buy a home for a full-time film center in Woodstock. On their fundraising page for their new capital campaign,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 - 11:18 am
Woodstock blogger Shouting Thomas takes a stroll past the vacant storefronts of Tinker Street -- and offers a cautionary rant against opening a cute little bead shop to solve your financial woes: Why do so many people open shops in Woodstock and dump... 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


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