Saturday, June 4, 2022

Recognition for a Local Activist

This morning, Gossips learned of a program called The Nextdoor 100, which celebrates "Super Amazing (Supportive, Surprising, Creative, Compassionate, Never-Not-There-When-You-Need-Them) Neighbors." Recently, a hundred people from across the county were recognized by the program, chosen by a panel of seven judges, which included Tim McGraw and Cedric the Entertainer, among others.

One of the 100 is someone from Columbia County: Carole Clark, known to many of us as the chef/owner of The Charleston, once located at 517 Warren Street, where Baba Louie's is now.

Clark is being recognized for her work in founding Columbia County Recovery Kitchen.
"At the beginning of the pandemic Carole had the insight that many people would have diminished food resources due to school closings and job losses. She mobilized a force of nearly 100 volunteers and even more donors. 2 years later Columbia County Recovery Kitchen is going strong, delivering 900 healthy and flavorful meals each week throughout this large rural county." - Eric S.


  1. Congratulations, Carole, always the activist. Those Charleston days were great too.

  2. The days of the Hudson Furies, the "C.A.V.E." people. Another life.