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Bethel

Halloween party

October 30, 2011

Hay rides, pumpkin picking & painting, costume contest, refreshments, music, treats & more at Rolling Stone Ranch, 12noon-4pm.

Alive at 25 class

January 21, 2012

Bethel Senior Center, 12noon-4pm.

Bethel pledges to collect $25,000 fine, battle continues over Yasgur’s Farm events

In the ongoing battle between the Town of Bethel and property owners Roy Howard and Jeryl Abramson, the latest round goes to the town. At a town meeting on October 12, town supervisor Dan Sturm announced that State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Cahill ruled against the couple, and said they violated a consent decree.  Read more

Children's opera: 'Hansel & Gretel'

December 10, 2011

Holiday classic w/ audience participation & Q&A at Bethel Woods, 2pm. 866/781-2922. SOLD OUT.

Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra

November 13, 2011

Musical celebration combining New Orleans rhythms w/ soul, roots, rock & more at Bethel Woods, 2pm, free. 866/781-2922.

'Minas: Brazilian Adventure'

October 23, 2011

Celebration of Brazilian culture through music, participatory song & samba percussion at Bethel Woods, 2pm. Make a carnival mask to wear during concert, 12:30pm. 866/781-2922.

Concert: Brawner Brothers Band

October 14, 2011

School-day concert of blues, R&B & jazz w/ music history at Bethel Woods, 10am, free. Geared toward grades 3-6. 866/781-2922.

Museum Day 2011

September 24, 2011

Free admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods, 10am-5pm. BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Ruling on Toronto Reservoir access may come soon

The 10-year battle over the public access point at the Toronto Reservoir may soon be settled as a judge in Albany considers the merits of the case.  Read more

Bethel Democrats rift healing? Party withholds backing of candidates

Three Democratic candidates for two seats on the town board will face off in a primary contest on September 13. Long-time incumbents Vicky Vassmer-Simpson and Bob Blais will be sharing the ballot with former highway superintendent Bernie Cohen.

The local Democratic Committee has decided not to back a candidate until after the primary, at which time it will presumably back the two winners. If Vassmer-Simpson wins and the committee supports her, it may signal the beginning of an end to a huge rift in the party that has defined it for the past couple of election cycles.  Read more

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