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9/30/15 Highlights of this week's edition...

Local focus defines ‘mellow’ Tivoli Street Painting Festival

by Kate Goldsmith

(Continued from cover) “We allow a couple of people who are residents of Tivoli to sell T-shirts; one of the firemen sells sculptures he makes,” she said. “We have six restaurants … We feel like that’s enough, and most of them are open at lunchtime on that day.”

Registrants are assigned an 8-foot-square piece of black pavement in which to create their artwork. There are 150 such squares, Ezrati said.

“For the overflow, we put white circles and squares [in the center of the road],” she said. “We usually have around 240 to 250 artists altogether.”

Although participants can sign up on Saturday, early registration is encouraged. Forms are available on the Tivoli government website, Squares are assigned on a first-come, first-pick basis.

Creativity to shine at Rhinebeck Arts Festival

Artist Debra Sall displays a variety of her children’s furniture with drawings of her favorite characters at her Long Pond Company in Schultzville. Her husband, David, constructs the furniture. The Salls will be among about 200 artisans showing works this weekend at the Rhinebeck Arts Festival. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

by jim donick

This weekend will find almost 200 of America’s most interesting and independent artists and craftspeople gathering here in the middle of the Hudson Valley for the third annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival.

The Festival takes place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and will draw visitors from all over the northeast and further afield to meet the artists and to admire and acquire their wares. The artists themselves hail from 20 different states and maybe even one or two from north of the border.

In addition, there will be a diverse array of activities ranging from craft demonstrations to hands-on art encounters and specialty food, wine, liquor and beverage tastings. Throughout the weekend, live music presented by Woodstock’s Lindsey Webster Band and by Reggie Earls, who offers a unique mixture of gospel and soul.

While many of the artists are from outside of this area there will be more than 50 participating artists from the Hudson Valley. They include ceramic artist Sally Rothchild, Hudson Valley landscape photographer Larry Chapman, fiber artist Natalie Wilkinson, mixed media/metal artist Bill Finks, children’s furniture artists Debra and David Sall and whimsical painter Stacie Flint. Also expected are several internationally renowned jewelers from the valley, including Tom Herman of Stone Ridge, Adel Chefridi of Woodstock and Maria Munoz of New Paltz.

Debra and David Sall have their base in Schultzville, where their children’s furniture and toys business, the Long Pond Company, finds its inspiration.

Debra has created a thriving community of creatures that live along the banks of the Long Pond. Denizens of the Long Pond will remind many of the beloved characters of the riverbank from Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows” with maybe a hint of Beatrix Potter.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

‘Sunrise at Campobello’ to start run in Rhinebeck Oct. 2

From left: Louis Howe (Lou Trapani), Eleanor Roosevelt (Deborah Coconis), FDR (Michael Frohnhoefer) and Sara Roosevelt (Louise Pillai) in “Sunrise at Campobello” at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. Photo by Ben Covert

Up In One Productions presents Dore Schary’s Tony Award-winning play “Sunrise at Campobello,” which centers on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio during in the years of 1921 through 1924. The production will run Oct. 2-11 at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

In 1921, after a day of swimming in the bay at the Roosevelt summer home on Campobello Island, FDR caught a chill that rapidly developed into infantile paralysis, a dreaded scourge in that period.

At the time, he was contemplating his next political move after having run for vice president with James M. Cox in 1920 on the Democratic ticket. When he was stricken with the disease, it was predicted that his career was over and that he would retire to his estate at Hyde Park. That was certainly the future his mother, Sara, wanted. But with the help and support of his wife, Eleanor, and his trusted advisor and friend, Louis Howe, Roosevelt was determined not to let his disability keep him from public life. With his 1924 nominating speech for Al Smith for president, Roosevelt triumphantly returned to politics. The rest is history.

ALSO in the Sep 30-Oct 6, 2015, issue:

  • County scores well for fiscal stability
  • PSC hears concerns about energy costs
  • Program offers veterans understanding ear
  • Red Hook Rotary to honor Sue Crane as Citizen of Year
  • Online auction under way for surplus county vehicles, equipment
  • Brookemeade to offer dementia care training for at-home caregivers

In Creative Living:

  • Ron reviews ‘Black Mass’
  • Earth Wise: Mosquito migration
  • Photos from Speed of Sound Festival

At Saturday’s Speed of Sound Festival at the Dutchess County Airport, Connor Kennedy & Minstrel got the crowd moving with their own fine material, then invited special guest artists up on stage to help celebrate Radio Woodstock’s 35th anniversary. Pictured: Kennedy (left) and drummer Lee Falco perform with Jackie Greene. Photo by Rich Goldsmith

  • Photos from Fine Home Source Show

Saturday’s Fine Home Source Show drew hundreds of visitors. Pictured: Our Lady of Lourdes students work with show host, Crisp Architects. From left are Taylor Vandewater, Joe Scaglione, Nicholas Santacroce, Jimmy Crisp, Corey Mullaly, Liam McGhee and Alexa DiVenuto. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

  • That’s Italian! The toughest man I ever met
  • Dutchess County SPCA Petwalk set Saturday
  • Concert Review: Joe Walsh at the Civic Center
  • Blessing of the Animals set Oct. 4 at Trevor Zoo
  • New Bard training orchestra program established

Bands featured at the Speed of Sound Festival at the Dutchess County Airport include The Avett Brothers and Hot Tuna Electric. The festival will take place on Saturday; gates open at 11 a.m. Courtesy photos

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