WJFF Community Service Awards Celebration - "Voices for the Catskills"
WJFF Community Service Awards Celebration "Voices for the Catskills"
Honoring Patricia Adams and Duke Devlin
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 5pm
The Arnold House
838 Shandelee Road
Livingston Manor, NY 12758
Proceeds to benefit WJFF Radio Catskill
Tickets: $100 per person
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In line with WJFF's mission to bring community voices together, Radio Catskill is delighted to honor area luminaries Patricia Adams and Duke Devlin as Voices for the Catskills at the Community Service Awards Celebration at The Arnold House on Saturday, July 20.
Patrica Adams and Duke Devlin are exemplary in their dedication to promoting and preserving our listening area's resources and heritage. They join an auspicious list of previous Community Service Award recipients that includes Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Barbara Martinsons, Kathy Dodge, and Dick Riseling (2017); Judge Josephine Finn, Glenn Wooddell (2016); and Sandra Oxford & Elaine Giguere (2015).
WJFF General Manager Dan Rigney says: "Patricia and Duke are two of our areas greatest treasures. Duke's dedication to telling the story of a little 1969 concert gathering to all who would listen helped fuel the dream that became Bethel Woods while Patricia's quiet dedication to preservation, education and community building is an inspiration to all."
Duke Devlin - The Catskills owe much of its vitality to the legacy of Woodstock. One voice can be said to have kept the world-renowned music festival alive above others: that of Duke Devlin. Having arrived for three days of peace, love and music, Devlin never left, in body or spirit, and became a local legend as interpreter of the cultural phenomenon that reverberated around the globe. Duke befriended Max & Miriam Yasgur, Michael Lang & John Roberts, and just about everyone at the Woodstock monument where he entertained visitors with his humorous anecdotes and observations. His retelling of the story of the 1969 Woodstock Festival has touched many thousands of local residents and visitors to the Catskills. Duke also worked for Sullivan County BOCES for many years, owned a local business, was a volunteer for WJFF and was the official site interpreter at Bethel Woods for close to a decade.
Patricia Adams is a writer, educator, historian and environmentalist whose contributions to her community are as numerous as they are integral to her family life. From teaching in correctional facilities to serving on nonprofit boards, Patricia has always been part of the fabric of the community in which she lives. Currently she is a member of SUNY Sullivans Board of Trustees and board member of the Friends of Beaverkill Community. She has written and edited several publications including The Heritage Edition of Stories of the Beaverkill, and co-authored others with her husband John, most notably A Force for Nature that chronicles the environmental movement in the U.S. Weekly she entertains WJFF listeners with her clever literary program, From the Desk of....
About WJFF Radio Catskill
WJFF Radio Catskill has been broadcasting to the Sullivan Catskills, Northeast Pennsylvania and beyond for the last 30 years. Its mission as a non-commercial educational radio broadcaster is to make available to its community a broad range of ideas and ideals useful to a full and enlightened life. It also aims to involve the community in preserving and transmitting the community's cultural heritage and artistic expressions in addition to those of the global community, and to promote understanding among people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
To that end, the station broadcasts news and music programming offered through NPR, the BBC, various syndicated programs, and local volunteer producers to meet the needs and interests of its community. Operating with a small staff, WJFF relies on volunteer show hosts, producers and board operators to provide a range of topics and perspectives through talk radio and music programming including classical, folk, jazz, soul, country and more.
For program information please view WJFFs Program Lineup.
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839 Shandelee Road
Livingston Manor, NY 12758
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