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The Maypole Parade & Dance took place on May 3. Community folks gathered early to make wreaths, finish costumes, and prep puppets. The parade started at the Festival Barn. The motley and joyous procession marched through studio row to Keith House and ended by the May Pole. Nanette led the may pole dancers, including many […]

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The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Folk School this past Saturday was a merry affair. A frisky and frolicking group of young ones with empty baskets in hand congregated with their families at Open House around 1 p.m. Egg hunters waited patiently behind the red tape for the sign to start. When the signal […]

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In the spring, the Berea College Bluegrass Band comes down from Kentucky to charm the Folk School Community with a Friday night concert and a jumpin’ Saturday night dance. I had the opportunity to have a good porch sit with Cory Shenk, a former Work/Study, Sticks in the Mud Dancer, and former man-about-Brasstown. Cory left […]

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CP: Welcome back to the Folk School. What’s it like to be back as a second-time host? LD: It has been so incredible to be back in this community. It’s a bit like coming back to folk-craft-musical-dance wonderland. Some of the cast of characters has changed, but the heart of the matter is the same.  […]

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Mill House Painting

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 18, 2014

in Folk School Folks, Out and About, Paint it! Draw It!

Look what friend of the Folk School, Liz Dahmen, found at an estate sale in Beacon, NY this past weekend: It’s a beautiful painting of Mill House by the Blacksmith Shop! We don’t know the back-story, but the signature reads “F Caplan 1999.” Liz has a good eye and found a treasure in an unexpected […]

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