Category Archives: John Wackman blog

The Wisdom to Survive: Gathering our audience

A film no one has heard of. A small town (pop. 6,000). A Wednesday night in early December. 4 weeks lead-in. No marketing budget on the venue side. This post is about how we drew a decent audience for The … Continue reading

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My ReThink Local “guest post”

“Repair Café” Gets Stuff Fixed Posted on July 16, 2013 by Kelleigh McKenzie Guest blog by John Wackman for ReThinkLocal.org Welcome to Repair Cafe! Repair Café is a free community meeting place to bring your beloved but broken item to get fixed.  The … Continue reading

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GOOD CLEAN DIRT: “SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL”

The Rosendale Theatre will present the acclaimed documentary film Symphony of the Soil on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:15PM. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q & A with Writer/Director Deborah Koons Garcia. The trailer is terrific–watch it … Continue reading

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Bring Your Beloved But Broken Item to the Repair Cafe

The 1st Repair Cafe for New Paltz is coming right up! When: Saturday, May 18th from 10AM to 3PM Where: The New Paltz United Methodist Church on Main Street (corner of Grove, just up from the Bus Station). What: Repair … Continue reading

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Come on Down to the Climate Rally

SUNDAY Feb 17, 2013  5:30AM      Three buses get on the NY State Thruway. Two from the “catchment area” of New Paltz, Poughkeepsie and surrounding towns, and another from SUNY-New Paltz.  3 of 130 buses from 28 states converging … Continue reading

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A sense of repurpose

The ReUse Center in New Paltz is up the hill from the Recycling Center.  It’s a steel frame building built by the Town as a “store” for stuff that oughta be useful to SOMEBODY! I expected to find an eclectic … Continue reading

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Wolf comes to the Hudson Highlands

I have been in transition, moving from the shoreline of Connecticut to the Hudson Highlands. (I am more Mountain than Sea: I know this about myself). In November I got invited to a workshop at the incredible Mohonk Mountain House … Continue reading

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Fruit is Fast Food

There is something startlingly                                                                         … Continue reading

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Hyper-Miler-Zen-Driver

This week I accomplished something rare in my world:  I made the light at the intersection of Routes 77 and 80. Big deal, huh?  Let me explain.  I play a driving game called hyper-miling:  you maximize your car’s gas mileage … Continue reading

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Here and Now

March 31st, and we may see a little snow here in southern New England, to go with the flowers now in full bloom in Olmsted Outlook, tended by the intrepid Olmsted Irregulars. I’ve just received word via email blast that … Continue reading

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