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Benefit concert tonight for Palenville's Circle W

Jan 12, 2024 12:11 am

Andrea Macko reports in Porcupine Soup that Wesley Schultz, guitarist and singer for The Lumineers is performing a benefit concert Jan. 12 in Palenville to help the Circle W general store which opened in 1908. The store closed in the 1990s, but was reopened by Patti Harvey. Since 2015 it has been run by her son, songwriter, author and poet Simone Felice and his wife Jessica Walsh. Because of state regulations they moved the Circle W food service across the street to Griffin House, where there is a Department of Health-approved water source. An social media post by Harvey and Walsh said, “Everybody misses the old W, and this new setup is not only confusing to our customers, but unsustainable.... We are actively working with the DOH in hopes of finding a solution and securing an acceptable water source, but it will be a major financial commitment.” So Schultz and others will perform at the Griffin House at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 12. The Lumineers featured the Palenville Firehouse siren on their 2022 song “Remington." Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.