UPDATED: January 13, 2015

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- A collection box for unexpired, nonperishable food donations will be set up at the Lexington United Methodist Church on the last Sunday of each month. Additional boxes have been set up at the Lexington post office, the West Kill post office on Spruceton Road, and the Lexington Municipal Building on Route 42. These donations will be collected and delivered to one of the food pantries in Prattsville, Windham, Tannersville and Jewett.

- The Windham-Ashland-Jewett School Alumni Association is asking alumni to help them update their records. Please click on this link and fill out the form. iNeedYourAddress.com/WAJAlumni/

- Legendary Locals of Greene County, a new book by Greene County Historian David Dorpfeld and Wanda Dorpfeld is now available at local retailers, online bookstores, through LegendaryLocals.com or by calling (888) 313-2665.

- The South Kortright Central School Dollars for Scholars scholarship fund is just $800 short of qualifying for a $5,000 matching grant. Without the grant they will not be able to fund the number and amount of scholarships they have traditionally awarded. Your donation can help. Send your check payable to SKCS Dollars for Scholars to South Kortright Central School Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 31, Hobart, NY 13788.

-  Tracing Your Roots in Greene County, The First Fifty Articles from the Greenville Mountain View Pioneer, is a collection of pieces written by Sylvia Hasenkopf for this community newspaper covering northern Greene and southern Albany counties. The book is $24.99 plus $3 shipping. Checks made payable to Sylvia Hasenkopf may be mailed to her at 155 Edison Timmerman Road, Cairo NY 12413. Call (518) 821-3852 or email Sylvia@NorthRiverResearch.com to ask questions or arrange for local pick up.


Wednesday 1/14

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a business after hours meeting at the Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin Street in Catskill on Wednesday, January 14 from 5-7 pm. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

  • Bassett’s mobile mammography coach will be at the Price Chopper parking lot in Delhi from 9 am until 3 pm. The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties will offer free health screenings to women 40 and older who are uninsured or underinsured. There are no income guidelines. Screenings include pelvic exams, pap tests, clinical breast exams, mammograms, and take-home colorectal test kits for men and women 50 or older. Call 1-888-345-0225 to make your appointment.

  • Warren Hart, Chairman of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism for Greene County will bring Lexington up-to-date on the County’s broadband initiative, which envisions high speed Internet availability for all communities in the County. This meeting will be held in the Lexington Municipal Building at 4 pm. Community support is essential to the town’s success with this project.

  • A free, preschool arts and crafts program will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford from 10-11 am.

Thursday 1/15

  • The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and regular business meeting in the Community Room at Stamford Village Apartments, 125 Main Street in Stamford on Thursday, January 15 at 8 am. Board elections will be held.

Friday 1/16

  • An informal discussion group to talk about issues of nutrition, exercise, fitness and general well-being will meet at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Friday, January 16 from 12-1 pm.

Saturday 1/17

  • The Greene County Council on the Arts will hold its annual membership meeting at the GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street in Catskill on Saturday, January 17 at 4 pm. An opening reception for Extreme Surfaces group exhibit artists and solo show artist Anne Christman will be held after the meeting.

  • An unplugged game club featuring board, word and card games, will be held at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Saturday, January 17 from 2-3:30 pm.

Sunday 1/18

  • The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their weekly breakfast fundraiser at the East Durham Firehouse on Route 145 on Sunday, January 18 from 8 am until noon. Full menu, take outs available, free will offering. All proceeds benefit the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company.

  • The New York Power Authority Visitors’ Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will show the 2013 film Saving Mr. Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, on Sunday, January 18 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free. Call 1-800-724-0309 for more information.

Tuesday 1/20

  • A religious discussion group that will cover a wide range of religions and religious topics in a respectful manner will meet at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Tuesday, January 20 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Open to all regardless of denomination.

Wednesday 1/21

  • Business Communications for Your Small Business, a seminar conducted by Steve Cohen, will be held at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville on Wednesday, January 21 from 7-9 pm.

Saturday 1/24

  • The Hunter-Tannersville Booster Club will hold a bake sale at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, January 24 from 9 am until 4 pm.

  • The Lexington-Westkill United Methodist Church will host a movie night on Saturday, January 24 at 6:30 pm. The film, The Hiding Place, will be shown.

  • The animated film Frozen will be shown at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Saturday, January 24 at 4 pm. Admission is free.

  • A free 8-hour snowmobile safety course will be taught by Donna Rivenburg at the New York Power Authority Visitors’ Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim on Saturday, January 24 from 9 am until 5 pm. The course is limited to 15 participants, age 10 and older. Register early by calling 1-800-724-0309. Bring a bag lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

Sunday 1/25

  • The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their weekly breakfast fundraiser at the East Durham Firehouse on Route 145 on Sunday, January 25 from 8 am until noon. Full menu, take outs available, free will offering. All proceeds benefit the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company.

  • The New York Power Authority Visitors’ Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will show the film Annie on Sunday, January 25 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free. Call 1-800-724-0309 for more information.

Monday 1/26

  • The Greene County Rural Health Network will hold its 3rd annual biggest loser contest starting Monday, January 26. The 12 week weight loss and 17 week weight maintenance contests are open to anyone in Greene County. Participating worksites must have an onsite coordinator. In order to participate in the weight maintenance contest, you must register for the weight loss contest and lose 5% of your starting weight. More than 40 cash prizes will be awarded. To register contact Melissa at Scheriff@fairpoint.net. Visit GreeneHealthNetwork.com for more details.

Wednesday 1/28

  • A free, preschool music program will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, January 28 from 10-11 am.

Saturday 1/31

  • The 4th annual Snow Festival will be held at the New York Power Authority Visitors’ Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim on Saturday, January 31 from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free.

  • The Hobart United Methodist Church will hold a free family movie matinee at the church, 186 Maple Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, January 31 at 2 pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Call the church at (607) 538-9691 for movie information and ask for Pastor David.

Sunday 2/1

  • The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their weekly breakfast fundraiser at the East Durham Firehouse on Route 145 on Sunday, February 1 from 8 am until noon. Full menu, take outs available, free will offering. All proceeds benefit the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company. This is the final week.

Tuesday 2/3

  • The Mountaintop Ecumenical meeting will be held at the Living Faith Church in Maplecrest on Tuesday, February 3 starting with a speaker at 11 am, followed by a covered-dish luncheon at noon. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass.

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a women in business meeting, with two guest speakers, at La Casa Latina, 1 Brandows Alley in Catskill on Tuesday, February 3 from 5-8 pm. Registration is $24. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email Rebecca@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Saturday 2/7

  • The 2015 Adaptive Sports Foundation’s winter gala and auction will be held at The Club at Windham Mountain Resort on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $150 per person before January 25th, $175 per person after that date. Items available for bid will include trips to exotic locales, golfing at some of the area’s finest courses, and hard-to-get tickets to special events, concerts, and ball games.

  • The French Club at Catskill High School will hold a nickel social at the school, 341 West Main Street in Catskill on Saturday, February 7 starting at 1 pm. Drawing begins at 2:30. Snow date is Saturday, February 14.

Wednesday 2/11

  • A free, preschool arts and crafts program will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, February 11 from 10-11 am.

Thursday 2/12

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Valentine’s power networking luncheon at Red’s Restaurant in West Coxsackie on Thursday, February 12 from 12-1:30 pm. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Friday 2/13

  • The Lexington-Westkill United Methodist Church will hold a TGIF Brooks’ barbeque on Friday, February 13 from 3-6:30 pm, eat in or take out.

  • A pre-Valentine’s Day holiday pop-up farmers’ market will be held at Churchill Gym, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Friday, February 13 from 3:30-6 pm

Saturday 2/14

  • Tannersville’s annual ice sculpture festival will be held throughout the entire village on Saturday, February 14 from 10 am to 3 pm. Register on the front porch of Maggie’s Krooked Café between 9:30 and 10 am. Awards will be given for the most unique, craziest, weirdest, funniest, and people’s choice ice sculpture. Call (518) 858-9094 for more information.

Sunday 2/15

  • More Hobart History, a presentation by Jim Meagley, will be given at the Hobart Community Center, Cornell Avenue in Stamford on Sunday, February 15 at 3 pm. Admission is free.

  • Artist Thomas Nozkowski will give a presentation at Temple Israel, 220 Spring Street in Catskill at 2 pm. Tickets are $9 per person or $7 for members of either the Thomas Cole site or Olana.

Wednesday 2/25

  • Introduction to Facebook-YouTube-Instagram-Twitter, a seminar conducted by Steve Cohen, will be held at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville on Wednesday, February 25 from 7-9 pm.

  • A free, preschool music program will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, February 25 from 10-11 am.

Sunday 3/1

  • The 34th annual toy and train show will be held in the Columbia-Greene Community College gymnasium and dining hall in Hudson on Sunday, March 1 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Wednesday 3/4

  • Cairo-Durham Elementary School will hold its Kindergarten orientation program for the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday, March 4 at 6 pm. Parents with children who are 5 years of age on or before December 1st are asked to call the school at (518) 622-3231 as soon as possible to be added to the list.

Wednesday 3/11

  • A free, preschool arts and crafts program will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, March 11 from 10-11 am.

Sunday 3/15

  • Sculptor Elyn Zimmerman will give a presentation at Temple Israel, 220 Spring Street in Catskill at 2 pm. Tickets are $9 per person or $7 for members of either the Thomas Cole site or Olana.

Saturday 3/21

  • The annual Twin County science fair will be held in the Columbia-Greene Community College gymnasium in Hudson on Saturday, March 21 from 10 am until 2 pm. Open to the public. Admission is free.

Wednesday 3/25

  • A free, preschool music program will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, March 25 from 10-11 am.

Sunday 4/12

  • Stephen Hannock, landscape painter and co-curator of the upcoming exhibition, River Crossings, will offer a sneak preview of the exhibit and an insider’s look at how contemporary artists continue to be inspired by 19th-century American landscape painters. His presentation will be given at Temple Israel, 220 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, April 12 at 2 pm. Tickets are $9 per person or $7 for members of either the Thomas Cole site or Olana.

Saturday 4/25

  • The Delaware County Relay for Life will take place at the Delaware Academy in Delhi on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am until 10 pm.

Saturday 5/23

  • The Lexington-Westkill United Methodist Church will hold a Brooks’ barbeque on Saturday, May 23 at 5 pm.

Thursday-Sunday 6/4-6/7

  • The 11th annual Mountain Jam will be held at Hunter Mountain from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6.

Friday & Saturday 6/5 & 6/6

  • The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Greenville will be held at the Town of Greenville Highway Department on Grapeville Road in Greenville from Friday, June 5 at 12 pm until Saturday, June 6 at 6 am.

Saturday 6/6

  • The Lexington-Westkill United Methodist Church will hold a strawberry supper on Saturday, June 6 at 5 pm.

 

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.
Call
1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.

  • Wednesday, January 14: 12-6 pm at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill.

  • Thursday, January 15: 11:30 am to 5:30 pm at South Kortright Central School, Rt. 10 in South Kortright.

  • Thursday, January 22: 10am-3pm at Robinson Terrace, Rt. 23 in Stamford.

  • Friday, January 23 from 1-6 pm at Greenville Christian Life Center, Route 32 in Greenville.

  • Friday, January 23 from 8:30 am until 2 pm at Margaretville Central School, 415 Main Street in Margaretville.

  • Saturday, January 24 from 7:30 am to 1 pm at the Helderberg Ambulance, 978 Cole Hill Road in East Berne.

 



- If you live in the Tannersville area and you’re caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, there is help available. The Alzheimer’s Association is starting a support group for caregivers in the region. If you feel overwhelmed by caregiving, a support group could be the answer. These monthly gatherings provide a place to share your challenges, exchange information, express your feelings, and talk to others like you. Call Erica at (518) 867-4999, ext. 303 to find out more.

-   Customers experiencing a financial hardship this winter are encouraged to apply for a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grant through their local Department of Social Services. Eligibility is determined by income and family size. Visit your energy provider’s website or http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/ for more information.

- Greene County has two economic development loan programs that provide funding for job-creating projects. The Quantum Fund and Microenterprise Assistance Program can assist businesses of all sizes with low-interest financing and technical assistance that can make your business dream a reality. For further information call (518) 719-3290 or go to www.GreeneEconomicDevelopment.com.

- Do you own a rental property? Are you a landlord who needs a little help fixing up your investment property? Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. is accepting applications for a HOME Rental Rehabilitation grant in Harpersfield, Kortright, and Stamford (including the Villages of Hobart and Stamford) in Delaware County; Ashland and Prattsville in Greene County; and Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie County. This program provides funds to address housing health, safety and accessibility issues, improve energy consumption and more. Tenant incomes in improved apartments must be 60% or below of your county’s HUD median income limits. This is an opportunity that should be considered by all landlords in the eligible towns and villages. This program provides funding to rehabilitate apartments or the common areas of an apartment building. While a landlord match is required, the grant pays for most of the work. Applications and fact sheets for these programs are available by calling (607) 652-2823. For more information visit WesternCatskills.org.

- Volunteers are needed, especially in the Windham area on Mondays and Fridays, to deliver meals and to provide transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers generally work one day a week or every other week. If you’re interested in volunteering or need more information, call Ruth Pforte at (518) 719-3555 or toll-free at (877) 794-9266, or email RPforte@DiscoverGreene.com. You can also call Pat Merwin at the Jewett municipal building at (518) 263-4392.

- Family Support Service, an organization that helps families supporting an individual with autism or a developmental disability living fulltime in their home, has expanded their services into Greene, Orange and Ulster counties. Their toll-free number (888) 750-2266 is manned 24/7 to answer questions about the program and the services they provide. Visit Occupations.org for further information.

- Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is asking for donations of food to support their pet food bank. The shelter’s current need is for dry cat and dog food. Donations may be dropped off on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM, or on Wednesday or Sunday from 9 AM to noon. They are also accepting gift cards and cash donations to purchase food. The address is 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534. The Food Bank is open for those in need of assistance on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. For more information call (518) 828-6044 or email RonPerez@cghs.org.

The Catskill Watershed Corporation has extended eligibility guidelines for its septic rehabilitation and replacement program. Homeowners in the five county NYC watershed west of the Hudson River, whose homes were built prior to November 2, 1995 and whose property is within 300 feet of a watercourse, are eligible to participate in the program. This program is voluntary. Homeowners who agree to participate will be reimbursed for the cost of pumping and inspecting the septic system to determine its condition. If repairs are needed, the CWC will pay for 100% of eligible costs of repairs for permanent residences, and 60% for non-primary residences. If you feel your property may be eligible, please call toll free (877) 928-7433 or (845) 586-1400 to arrange for a staff visit.


 Town Directory

Ashland

  • A free wellness clinic for Greene County residents, sponsored by the Windham Rotary and the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, will be held at the Ashland Town Hall, Route 23 in Ashland every third Thursday of the month from 5-8 PM. Free clinic services to be offered include acupuncture, massage, reiki, yoga, chiropractic services, mental health and nutrition counseling, and feldenkrais (gentle pain-relieving movement). Call Peg at (518) 989-6491 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be seen if scheduling is available.

  • Sunday services are held at the Ashland United Methodist Church at 9 AM.

  • A breaking habits support group meets every Friday night in the Ashland Community Hall, across from the post office, from 7-8 PM. Call Gary at (518) 819-9554 for more information.

Cairo

  • Cairo Rotary meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM for a dinner meeting at The Bavarian Manor Country Inn in Purling.

  • The women’s group for breast cancer patients and survivors meets every third Monday of the month from 6-7:30 PM at the Cairo Town Hall Court Room, 512 Main Street in Cairo. For more information call (845) 339-4673.

Catskill

  • The fitness center, located in the Catskill High School, is open for public use Monday thru Friday from 5-9 PM and weekends from 7 AM to 4 PM. The cost is $1 per use. Please use the entrance located on the side of the building between the auditorium and the gym. An attendant is on duty during the times the facility is open.

  • The Community Action of Greene County’s Food Pantry at 53 South Jefferson Avenue in Catskill is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4 PM.

Coxsackie

  • Lighten the Load, a weight loss support group, meets every Monday at 6 PM at the Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Avenue in Coxsackie. Wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation is $5. Call Jeffrey at (518) 478-5414 for more information.

Durham – Durham, East Durham, Oak Hill

  • The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Knock Council #6439 meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Council Hall located on Route 145 in East Durham. New members are always welcome.

Greenville – Freehold, Greenville

  • The Freehold Church, located on County Route 67 in Freehold, is offering a free soup night on Thursdays from 4-6 PM. Free soup, bread, coffee and tea to anyone in need. All are welcome.

  • A 12-Step Workshop for individuals who want help with hurts, hang-ups, or habits they would like to break takes place at the Greenville Christian Life Center on Mondays from 7-9 PM. Sessions are free. Call (518) 966-4519 with questions.

  • The Northeast Vietnam Veterans Association meets at the Greenville Library on the first Saturday of each month at 12:30 PM.

Hunter – Elka Park, Haines Falls, Hunter, Onteora Park, Platte Clove, Tannersville, Twilight Park

  • First Friday Shabbat services and Oneg (potluck meal) will be held on the first Friday of every month at the Hunter synagogue on Main Street in Hunter at 7 PM. Skiers welcome. Bring a dish if you like. Email Mike Alpern at AlpernM@aol.com for more information.
     
  • Hunter Chamber of Commerce meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.
     
  • A free creative writing workshop is offered at 2 PM every Saturday at the Village Square Bookstore & Literary Arts Center, 7950 Main Street in the Village of Hunter. Call (518) 263-2050 to sign up.
     
  • The Mountain Top Golden Agers meet at the Tannersville Village Hall the fourth Thursday of the month.
     
  • Earn Money - Share What You Know Do you have a skill or knowledge that you would like to share with others, while getting paid for your efforts? Become an instructor in the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District's Adult Education Program. You choose the days and times. HTC does the paperwork of advertising, registering participants, finding a location for your class, and handling fees. Contact HTC Adult Education Coordinator, Barbara at BSlutzky@HTCSD.org; (518) 589-5400, ext. 1520; or call (518) 263-4061.
     
  • Story time for children ages 3-6 is held at the Hunter Public Library Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11 AM. Call (518) 263-4655 for further information.
     
  • Bunt-Brewer American Legion Post 165 meets the first Wednesday of the month, April through January, at 7:30 PM at the legion headquarters in the Tannersville Firehouse. For information call Jim at (518) 263-5184.

  • The Kaaterskill United Methodist Church food pantry, located behind the Tannersville Village Hall, is open every Wednesday from 1-3 PM. If you have an emergency need or would like to donate non-perishable items, please call Bernice at (518) 263-4865.

Jewett – East Jewett, Jewett

  • The Jewett Senior Center, located on Route 23C just off Route 296 in Jewett, holds blood pressure clinics the second Tuesday of the month and also on the fourth Friday of the month at 11 AM. Call (518) 263-4392 for information.

  • The Jewett Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM in the upstairs meeting room in the Jewett Firehouse.

  • Sunday services are held at the Jewett Presbyterian Church at 9 AM.

  • The Jewett Food Pantry is open every Sunday from Noon until 2:30 PM at the Jewett Presbyterian Church.

Lexington – Lexington, West Kill

  • Every Wednesday morning a pre-school program will be held in the Lexington Mission food pantry meeting room from 10:30 AM to noon. There are stories, crafts, snacks and lots of fun. Call (518) 299-3227 for information.

  • A 12-step support group meets every Friday night in the Lexington Mission food pantry meeting room from 7-8 PM. Call Andy at (518) 487-8270 or Gary at (518) 819-9554 for more information.

  • The Lexington Mission Community Food Pantry will be closed for the winter. If you have an emergency need please call (518) 299-3227.

  • Sunday morning worship services are held at the Lexington Mission at 9 AM.

  • Sunday services are held at the Lexington United Methodist Church at 9:30 AM.

Prattsville

  • The Reformed Church of Prattsville holds Sunday Worship and Sunday School in the parsonage chapel, 14537 Main Street, across from Jim’s Great American, every Sunday at 11 am. All are welcome.

  • The Prattsville food pantry, in the Methodist Community Church, is open on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-6 PM.

  • Rebuild Prattsville magnetic car signs are available for $15 at the Prattsville Town Hall. All proceeds go toward that cause.

  • A community dinner is held in the Prattsville United Methodist Church hall on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 PM. Please bring a food dish to share.

  • Sunday school classes have resumed at the Prattsville United Methodist Church and are held on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 AM. Ages 3 and up are welcome and there is also an adult class that meets at the same time.

Windham – Hensonville, Maplecrest, Windham

  • VFW Post #1545 has partnered with the American Clothing Company of Glens Falls to have a clothing drop box located at the west end of the Post property on Route 23 in Windham. Area residents are encouraged to drop off any usable clothing and shoes that will go to needy persons throughout the state. This is an ongoing fundraiser for the Post that also benefits those in need of assistance.

  • Volunteers are needed, especially in the Windham area on Mondays and Fridays, to deliver meals and to provide transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers generally work one day a week or every other week. If you’re interested in volunteering or need more information, call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 or toll-free at (877) 794-9266, or email RPforte@DiscoverGreene.com. You can also call Pat Merwin at the Jewett municipal building at (518) 263-4392.

  • Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties WIC Program will be assisting families the third Tuesday of every other month from 10 AM to 2 PM at St Theresa’s Church in Windham. The WIC program is a nutrition education program available to pregnant and postpartum women and their children under the age of 5. Each family member is eligible for $70-$130 worth of food vouchers per month. Participants need to be income eligible for the program. Please call the Catskill WIC office at (518) 943-9082 to see if you qualify or have questions about your current WIC benefits. The office at 82 Woodland Avenue in Catskill is open 5 days a week.

  • A self-help program for young adults will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, Route 23 in Windham every Wednesday at 7 PM. Visit alateen.org to learn more. Anonymity is the basis of this program.

  • The Community of Windham Foundation is selling streamers to commemorate all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. They are $10 each and are available at Legacy Bank, Route 296 in Windham, or by calling Chris at (518) 734-5011. Proceeds will support youth and community programs.

  • The WAJPL Golden Age Club meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Windham Town Hall in Hensonville at 1 PM.

  • The Knights of Columbus Council 8533 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the church hall of St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.

  • Sgt. James F. Carty VFW Post 1545 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Dugout, lower Main Street, Windham.

  • Al Anon meetings are held every Wednesday at 6 PM at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.

  • St. Theresa’s Women’s Guild meets the first Friday of each month at 11 AM in the church hall at St. Theresa’s Church, 5188 Route 23 in Windham. All parishioners are welcome.

  • The Windham Food Pantry at Hope Restoration Church is open every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Call (518) 734-3826 for more information.

  • Sunday services are held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church, Hope Restoration Church, and Mitchell Hollow Missions Church at 11 AM. Mitchell Hollow Missions Church holds Sunday school every Sunday at 10 AM. For more information about Mitchell Hollow Missions Church go to MitchellHollow.org.

Columbia County

  • A new breast cancer support group will meet in Hudson on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings will take place at 6 PM in the second floor conference room of the Columbia Healthcare Consortium, 325 Columbia Street. Space is limited, so please call (845) 339-4673 to reserve a spot. If you have any questions call that number or email Hope@BreastCancerOptions.org.

Delaware County

  • The Roxbury Library, located at 53742 State Highway 30 in Roxbury, directly opposite the United Methodist Church on Main Street, has new hours. The Roxbury Library, RLA Thrift Shoppe and the Irma Mae Griffin History Room will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Call (607) 326-7901 for further information.

  • CORE Values Thrift Store in Stamford is located at 112 Main Street, across from the Grand Union. CORE welcomes donations of clean, usable clothing, household items, toys, and furniture. No old computers, please. All donations are tax deductible. Money received through the sale of merchandise is distributed back to the community. Open Wednesday through Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. The phone number is (607) 652-4772.

Greene County

Schoharie County

  • The Gilboa Historical Society meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Gilboa Town Hall on Route 990V in Gilboa. There are no meetings in January and February. There is a short business meeting prior to a guest speaker and refreshments are served.

  • The Schoharie Valley Hay Shakers Square Dance Club hold dances at the Middleburgh Central Schools on the first and third Friday of the month from September through June, except January and February. All dances run from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Contact them by email at SVHayShakers@gmail.com or call (518) 595-9213 if you have any questions.


 Art Exhibits

  • New works by ceramic artists Susan Beecher and Susan Bogen are now on view at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter. Gallery hours are Friday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Call (518) 263-2060 for more information.
     
  • Moods and Seasons of the Catskills, an exhibition of 17 oil paintings by Marianne Tully, is on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s offices, 905 Main Street in Margaretville, weekdays through Friday, February 27 (closed holidays) between 8 am and 4:30 pm. All of the framed landscape paintings are available for purchase.
     
  • Extreme Surfaces, a group installation exhibition, will be on display at the Greene County Council on the Arts’ Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street in Catskill through Saturday, February 28. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
     
  • River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home will open in May 2015 at both the Thomas Cole site in Catskill and Olana in Hudson. Artists in the exhibition include Chuck Close, Gregory Crewdson, Lynn Davis, Don Gummer, Jerry Gretzinger, Valerie Hegarty, Angie Keefer, Stephen Hannock, Charles LeDray, Maya Lin, Elizabeth Murray, Thomas Nozkowski, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman, Sienna Shields, Kiki Smith, Joel Sternfeld, and Elyn Zimmerman.
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