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Violet Snow is a versatile writer, skilled at digging out the essence of a story and expressing it clearly and concisely, whether it’s an article on the fate of our recycled trash, a blog about visiting Andersonville Prison, or a memoir of traveling through India.

She writes on a wide range of topics, specializing in environmental issues, spirituality, and history. Her fiction and memoir tend to include ancestors, real or imagined.

A sampling of recent articles from Woodstock Times:

ENVIRONMENT

DEP Manages Its Woodlands

Across from the Pine View Bakery in Shokan, on Route 28, trees are lying helter-skelter on several acres of ground surrounded on three sides by forest. Contrary to rumor, it’s not going to be a parking lot for the forthcoming Ashokan Rail Trail.

Adam Bosch, spokesperson for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), explained that the downed trees are the result of a DEP forestry project that was followed by a freak windstorm. The need for culling and the instability of the trees arose from the planting of 1.5 million pines and spruces around the Ashokan Reservoir, all in a short period during the early 1900s — a recipe for forestry disaster that DEP is now trying to remedy with modern forest management practices.
Across from the Pine View Bakery in Shokan, on Route 28, trees are lying helter-skelter on several acres of ground surrounded on three sides by forest. Contrary to rumor, it’s not going to be a parking lot for the forthcoming Ashokan Rail Trail.

Adam Bosch, spokesperson for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), explained that the downed trees are the result of a DEP forestry project that was followed by a freak windstorm. The need for culling and the instability of the trees arose from the planting of 1.5 million pines and spruces around the Ashokan Reservoir, all in a short period during the early 1900s — a recipe for forestry disaster that DEP is now trying to remedy with modern forest management practices.
Across from the Pine View Bakery in Shokan, on Route 28, trees are lying helter-skelter on several acres of ground surrounded on three sides by forest. Contrary to rumor, it’s not going to be a parking lot for the forthcoming Ashokan Rail Trail.

Adam Bosch, spokesperson for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), explained that the downed trees are the result of a DEP forestry project that was followed by a freak windstorm. The need for culling and the instability of the trees arose from the planting of 1.5 million pines and spruces around the Ashokan Reservoir, all in a short period during the early 1900s — a recipe for forestry disaster that DEP is now trying to remedy with modern forest management practices.

Across from the Pine View Bakery in Shokan, on Route 28, trees are lying helter-skelter on several acres of ground surrounded on three sides by forest. [Click to read more]

IMMIGRATION

Honduran Refugee Speaks in Woodstock

When Elvis Garcia Callejas prepared to leave Honduras at the age of 15, he didn’t know much about the U.S. except that men who went there found jobs and sent money home to their families, exactly what he hoped to do. He had no idea of the struggles he would face reaching the border and then trying to survive in the U.S. [Click to read more] 

SPIRITUALITY

Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute aims to increase women’s presence in Judaism

Psychologist and educator Lori Wynters, recently ordained by the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, described how Rabbi Jill Hammer was inspired to found the institute. [Click to read more] 

 

PUBLISHED in The Otter: Violet's short story "The Halfway Café"-- http://ottermagazine.com/article/1180