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Local children’s author Diane Zahler offers Hetty Free Library to entertain and educate

WASSAIC — Children’s author Diane Zahler is accustomed to using the written word as a means to inform and entertain others. After all, she’s been a writer for nearly 35 years, having written text books early in her career (and continuing to do so) and then penning half a dozen children’s novels, with two more coming out next year.

Following the live introduction by Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson, members of the Stefanopoulos family gathered together for a photo with the two actors on the grass next to the Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre’s main screen. Photo submitted​

Actors Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson speak at drive-in premiere of ‘Made in Italy’

AMENIA — For many a moviegoer living in the Hudson Valley, it’s a rare privilege to be able to go out for a night at the cinema and hear a first-hand account of the actors’ experience in making the film. Yet such was the case last Saturday evening, Aug.

A resident of Brooklyn, Jon Garth stopped by the Cuizinestand in Wassaic to browse the assortment of publications on display.

Pop-up newsstand Cuizinestand offers fresh perspectives

WASSAIC — Over the next few weekends, community members and travelers passing through the region might find themselves drawn to a new installation in the hamlet of Wassaic: Cuizinestand, a pop-up newsstand featuring almost 30 independent publications centered on food, art, wine, culture and other like topics.

From left, Abigail Herace and Liz Burroughs spent a night on the town at a socially distanced block party held at the Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre on Thursday, July 16. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Screening event draws real-world parallels

AMENIA — Teaming up with the Boondocks Film Society, the Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre invited spectators to a socially distanced block party featuring a screening of the film, “Do The Right Thing,” on Thursday, July 16, an experience that united the community while drawing parallels between the film and today’s racial tensions.

Welcoming performances by a talented cast of five, the Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre came to life last weekend with a live outdoor concert featuring songs from the Broadway musical, “SuperYou.” Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Broadway comes to the country

AMENIA — Showing its support for live performances during the global coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down the heart of New York City’s theater district  until at least January 2021, the Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre invited audiences from near and far to spend an exhilarating night on the town with a live concert performance of the Broadwa


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