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Preview: What the Butler Saw in Chestertown

Stratford-on-Hudson presents Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw at the Chestertown Municipal Centre Theatre this weekend. Performances are tonight, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, and weekend matinees at 2. Todd Moe talks with actor Al Hyslop about what most critics say is Orton's finest play.  Go to full article

Chestertown Honors American Veterans

Chestertown commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II Saturday with a parade (10am) on Main Street, a reception for veterans, a 1940's swing dance and fireworks. Todd Moe talks with Chestertown's "History Alive Celebration" organizer Barbara Wilson.  Go to full article

Chester Town Plan Expands Adirondack Development Options, Worries
Environmental Groups

Earlier this month, the Adirondack Park Agency approved a land-use plan for the town of Chester, in Warren County. APA officials describe the document as a model for local governments operating inside the Park. But pro-environment groups worry that the plan will allow new types of development in forested areas. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Chestertown hosts A Dickens Open House

Stratford on Hudson's 4th annual presentation of A Dickens Open House takes place this Satuday in Chestertown. Sponsored by the Town of Chester, events will include sleigh rides, quilt-making and a gingerbread house workshop. Actor Alfred Hyslop presents a solo rendition of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" Saturday night (7:30) in the Town Theatre.  Go to full article
Laura Knight & Aedin Moloney in <i>Talent</i>  (Photo by Nick Drakides)
Laura Knight & Aedin Moloney in Talent (Photo by Nick Drakides)

Preview: Talent in Chestertown

The cast of English playwright Victoria Wood's award-winning play Talent will bring their Off-Broadway production to the Town Theatre in the Town of Chester Municipal Center, Chestertown, for two performances tonight and tomorrow night. Included in the cast is Alfred Hyslop, a part-time resident of Chestertown who is well known to North Country audiences as director and actor. He urged and helped arrange the production in Chestertown this weekend. Hyslop told Todd Moe, the play, which isn't suitable for children, tells of the harrowing and hilarious experiences of a group of participants in a talent contest at a cabaret in the North of England.  Go to full article

Preview: Yeats Festival in Chestertown

Scholars, students and fans of Adirondack poet Jeanne Robert Foster will gather in Chestertown the weekend of September 9th for a conference. The Town of Chester Historical Society and the Yeats Society will host the Second International John Butler Yeats Festival: The Life of Jeanne Robert Foster. The event will focus on Jeanne Foster, her famous friends, her life in the Adirondacks and how that life influenced her poetry. Richard Londraville, who has a summer home in Colton, met Jeanne Foster in the mid-1960s. He's the co-author of Foster's biography and he told Todd Moe that she had a tremendous influence on his life.  Go to full article
The Blue Bomber whips down Dynamite Hill.
The Blue Bomber whips down Dynamite Hill.

Chestertown's Downhill Derby: the Bottom or Bust

It's an old favorite with a crazy twist--every February the folks in north Warren county show off their colorful, comical homemade sleds at a downhill derby in Chestertown. It's part of an annual gathering at Dynamite Hill that includes a broomball tournament and lots of late-winter socializing. Todd Moe has this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Bill Knoble shapes his clay
Bill Knoble shapes his clay

Pottery Made For Use, Captures The Eye

It's easy to think of art as a sort of passion - a divine madness. But for many creative people, the moment of truth is found in the work, in the process. For potter Bill Knoble, there's a science to taking clay and dust and giving it beauty and purpose. Brian Mann visited Knoble at his workshop in Chestertown and sends this profile.  Go to full article

Preview: Chestertown's Victorian Thanksgiving Weekend

A southern Adirondack community kicks off the holiday season with Victorian music, stories and a tribute to A Christmas Carol. Todd Moe talks with Alfred Hyslop, one of the organizers of the Dickens weekend in Chestertown.  Go to full article

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