"Places" tag

Swimming holes

Corinne Mol discloses open secrets and secret secrets   A great way to survive sweating hot days and to get the most out of summer is a dip in your favorite river, stream,…

Besotted with landscape

We live in a very beautiful area, says Staats Fasoldt, maybe the most beautiful in the country   Thirty-two years ago I began teaching at The Woodstock School of Art. I found myself…

Time and place

Jennifer Brizzi explores the explosion of local food products   In these times most chefs worth their mettle know that the focus must be local. Startup restaurants have to announce publicly that they…

A beautiful thing

Rebecca Miller Ffrench explains her growing enchantment with farmers’ markets   Do you remember your first farmers’ market? I can’t say that I do. I’ve been racking my brain to recall a time…

Already home

Harry Matthews explains his route from Brooklyn   At an opening recently in Woodstock a friend of mine who had grown there turned to a friend of his who had asked me if…

Of flip-flops and floods

Annie Nocenti writes of her river home to many   I live on a bend in the Esopus. In the sultry months of summer those of us who live on water are popular…

Carless love

Summer in the Catskills without an automobile   How is summer in the Catskills if you don’t drive? Still festive. My reasons for not driving are numerous: I grew up in Manhattan, I…

Sacred places

Dante DeCecio writes about theatre camps and abandoned buildings   Walking through the hilly and forested small towns of Ulster County, you can see the signs of summer everywhere. Trees puffed up with…

The inner pilgrim

Paul Smart writes a heartfelt piece about the evolution of his summers in the region   My first summer in the Catskills was also my first summer with a car. I was 30,…

Joys for tots

Finding the venues for family fun It can be hard for parents to figure what to do keep kids entertained. It can also be hard to remind them that heading out into the wild…

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