Pentangle Arts Council’s Programming for Youth

By Alita Wilson, Pentangle Arts We have an outstanding Youth in the Arts program for the 2017 2018 school year featuring residencies in music with the Huntertones, dance with the Dance Theater of Harlem, live musical theater, visual arts, concerts, and more. Pentangle delivers this programming annually to over 2,000 students at little or no […]

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‘Mamma Mia!’ A Delightful Experience Awaits All

Mamma Mia! What’s not to like? Northern Stage’s delightful romp through the music of ABBA had me aesthetically and spiritually transcended. So, yes, everything you have heard about this production is true. The talented and versatile ensemble is absolutely delightful, the choreography innovative and energetic, the set wonderfully engaging, the characters loveable and believable, and the band superb.

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Photos: NWPL Annual Ex Libris Gala Benefit, 2017

Speaker Mimi Baird sits her niece Mitzi Bockmann, at right and Anne Marinello, Co-President/ Vice President Board of Trustees at the NWPL, left, during the annual Ex Libris event for the library. (Herb Swanson Photo) The Norman Williams Public Library’s 16th Annual Ex Libris Gala Benefit with special guest speaker Mimi Baird at the Woodstock […]

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Photos: Barnard Fiber Arts Festival

Fern Strong of Tunbridge, left, hooks a rug at the Barnard Fiber Arts Festival held at the Barnard Town Hall. (Rick Russell Photo) The Fiber Arts Barnard group put together a festival of crafts. About 15 members and their work were on display demonstrating spinning, rug hooking, knitting, crocheting and weaving at the Barnard Town […]

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JAG Productions Brings ‘Fences’ to Woodstock Stage

The cast of “Fences” standing, from left: Ralph McCain, Jolie Garrett, Brian Anthony Wilson and Nathaniel J. Ryan. Sitting: Celia Grahm, Danielle Lee Greaves and Gabriel Jenkinson. (Photo Provided by JAG Productions) By Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent Area residents are getting ready to be transported back to 1957 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the strife of a […]

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Photos: Sculptor Mary Eldredge

Mary Eldredge show a photo of her sculpture that is being repaired by Jeffery Sass and will be displayed back at the St. James Episcopal Church in Woodstock. (Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photo) The angel sculpture housed at the St. James Episcopal Church in Woodstock was originally created by Mary Eldredge of Springfield, Vermont. Artist Jeffery Sass […]

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Troy Ramey Among Final 12 on NBC’s The Voice

Former Woodstock Union High School student Troy Ramey continues to compete on the NBC show “The Voice,” after the show dropped another 12 performers. That same number remain as of Tuesday, April 18. Ramey sang Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” – his performance was not chosen to advance by the national audience, but was picked […]

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Photos: Barnard Academy Spring Performance, Tom Sawyer

Barnard Academy held its Spring play last week, Tom Sawyer, with original adaptations by teachers Sharon Groblicki & Nancy Boymer.  All grades, preK and up, danced and sang multiple folk songs true to the era and region of the story, while the narrative was performed by the 3-6th graders. Linda Treash Photos A portion of […]

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Killington Resorts “Pond Skimming” Event, April 15

Killington Resort Hosts “Pond Skimming” as Part of its Spring NOR’BEASTER Event Series Fans attempt to ‘Skim the Pond’ in an always entertaining rite of spring passage Killington Resort will host the Coca-Cola Ice Cold Experience Pond Skimming competition at the base of Superstar trail on Saturday, April 15, competition start at 11 a.m. Skiers […]

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