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‘Find ways to add beauty, cheer to everyday life’: Former White House chief floral designer to speak in Creative Living series

By Eileen Millard news@thewoodstockindependent.com Whether it’s a simple bouquet of the first daffodils of spring, or plans for a state dinner at the White House, Laura Dowling says it is […]

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‘Find a little peace and quiet’: Ceramicist Frances Palmer to speak about inspiration, creativity at Creative Living series

By Eileen Millard news@thewoodstockindependent.com Frances Palmer thinks there is an artist in all of us; it is just a matter of finding that particular talent and passion. Her journey began […]

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‘Don’t blow yourself up’: ‘Rocket Boys’ author Homer Hickam plans to ‘tell stories’ during Creative Living appearance

By Eileen Millard news@thewoodstockindependent.com When Homer Hickam speaks Oct. 19 as part of the Woodstock Opera House Creative Living Series, he’ll probably mention his best-known book, “Rocket Boys,” and his […]

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Regards to Broadway: ‘When it is at its best … it fuses three elements: acting dance and music’

By Eileen Millard news@thewoodstockindependent.com Broadway musicals, according to Michael Weber, are a fusion of “opera … operetta … [and] the world of American vaudeville.”  Weber, artistic director of Chicago’s Porchlight […]

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Disappearing traditions: Author to talk about honoring craftsmanship of fading occupations

By Eileen Millard news@thewoodstockindependent.com “I was thinking about doing a book about the fabulous dressmaking during the Gilded Age,” said Alison Hawthorne Deming, award-winning poet, essayist and nonfiction author. “I […]

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A Community (Room) project: Woodstock Fine Arts Association makes $20,000 donation to Opera House

Staff Report news@thewoodstockindependent.com The Woodstock Fine Arts Association, the oldest resident company of the Woodstock Opera House, has continued its support of the historic theater with its latest donation of […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough

Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

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