UPDATED: February 25, 2015

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- Windham Village Shuttle – If you’re staying locally and want to be dropped off at Windham Mountain’s front door, take the shuttle. If you’re at Windham Mountain and want to enjoy Windham’s shops and restaurants, take the shuttle. The shuttle operates weekends and holiday weeks from 8 am until 5 pm. Call (518) 470-7071 for more information and service. Brought to you by the Windham Chamber of Commerce and Majestic Mountain Taxi. A map of the shuttle route is posted on the WRIP and Midday in the Mountains Facebook pages.

- Effective Friday, February 20, the Prattsville Post Office’s window service hours will be Monday-Friday from 9 am until 4 pm (closed for lunch from 12-1 pm), and Saturday from 9 am until noon. Customers will have access to their post office boxes 24/7.

- 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.

- Cairo-Durham Little League will hold registration at Cairo-Durham Elementary School Monday through Friday, February 23-27 from 3-3:30 each day.

- 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.

- 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.

-  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.


Thursday 2/26

  • Projects with a Purpose for ages 5-10 will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm.

  • The Athens Fire Department serves pizza, wings, fried ravioli, and mozzarella sticks at the firehouse on Third Street in Athens every Thursday from 4:30-7 pm. Place your order by calling (518) 945-2599.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, February 26 from 11 am until 5 pm at Gilboa-Conesville Central School, 132 Wyckoff Road in Gilboa.

Friday 2/27

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will hold a PJ Shabbat on Friday, February 27 at 6 pm with a service geared toward families. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to services. Shabbat will be welcomed by the lighting of candles, singing songs, and sharing a potluck dinner. A PJ Shabbat service will be held on the fourth Friday of the month through April. Each service will focus on a different Jewish concept. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to attend.

  • The Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, February 27 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • The Rivertown Senior Center in Athens will hold a Mardi Gras party on Friday, February 27 starting at 11:30 am. Reservations are required by calling (518) 945-2700.

Saturday 2/28

  • Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, featuring Guy Davis, Greg Dayton, and the Greene Room Show Choir, will perform a night of blues at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call the Catskill Mountain Foundation at (518) 263-2063 for tickets or visit
    arts-people.com.

  • Kick Cancer to the Curb dinner, dance, raffles and cash bar to benefit Duane Van Wormer will be held at the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham on Saturday, February 28 from 3-9 pm. Tickets are $20 and take out will be available. Advance tickets suggested as there will be a limited number of tickets sold at the door. Dinner will be served at 3:30. Live entertainment by Hoose That DJ and Up All Night starting at 5. For tickets call Artie at (518) 915-4440.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 8 am until 1 pm at the Ravena Fire Department, 116 Main Street in Ravena.

  • Cairo-Durham Little League will hold registration at Cairo-Durham Middle School on Saturday, February 28 from 11 am until 2 pm.

  • A Valentine’s Day themed bingo, to benefit the Conesville Food Pantry, will be held at the Conesville United Methodist Chapel Church on Saturday, February 28 at 2 pm. Admission is a suggested donation of an unexpired, non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Light refreshments will be provided and you can donate something to share. Prizes will include chocolate and other seasonal items.

Sunday 3/1

  • An ice fishing derby will be held at Rip Van Winkle Lake in Tannersville on Sunday, March 1 from 11 am to 1 pm, with registration at 10:30 am. Open to all ages up to 16. Fishing licenses are needed for those who are 16. Prizes will be awarded and there will be free hot dogs and drinks for the kids.

  • A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held at the Conesville firehouse on Sunday, March 1 from noon until sold out. The all you can eat menu includes corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, and dessert. Eat in or take out. $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5. All proceeds benefit the Conesville United Methodist Chapel Church ministries.

  • 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.

Monday 3/2

  • Little League registration will be held at the Prattsville Town Hall on Monday, March 2 from 6-8 pm. Please bring your child’s birth certificate if they haven’t played Little League before and a $25 check per family payable to the Knights of the Road. You may also register online by going to MountainTopLittleLeague.org, then click on the Register button in the upper right corner to fill out the online form, or click on Registration to print out and mail the form to the address provided along with payment and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, March 2 from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm at Stamford Central School, 1 River Street in Stamford.

Tuesday 3/3

  • WAJ is hosting an Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying information night for parents on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the school. Information will be presented by State Police investigator Chris Jones from the computer crime unit. Please call Mrs. Baldner at (518) 734-3400 ext. 1160 if you require babysitting services.

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.

Thursday 3/5

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 1-6 pm at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

Friday 3/6

  • The Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 6 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • The WAJ Booster Club will hold a fundraiser dinner at Hope Restoration Church, Route 296 in Windham on Friday, March 6. Take outs will be available from 4-6 pm, seating from 5-8 pm. Walk-ins welcome. The menu includes salad, ziti with meatballs, homemade cupcakes by Dawn Savasta, and a beverage. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children, and may be purchased ahead of time from any JV or Varsity athlete, or call (518) 429-8054. Proceeds benefit the JV/Varsity awards banquet, sports clinics, and senior scholarships.

  • The Catskill Elks will hold a fish fry at their Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, March 6 from 5-8 pm. Please call (518) 943-2067 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

Saturday 3/7

  • The 15th annual Michael Gray Memorial Ski and Snowboard Race will be held at Windham Mountain on Saturday, March 7. Proceeds will be donated to the Adaptive Sports Foundation. Visit RememberMichael.com for more information or to make a donation.

  • Cairo-Durham Little League will hold registration at Cairo-Durham Middle School on Saturday, March 7 from 11 am until 2 pm.

  • A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held at the West Athens Firehouse on the Leeds-Athens Road on Saturday, March 7 from 5-7 pm.

  • The Hunter-Tannersville Booster Club will hold a bake sale at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, March 7 from 10 am until 4 pm.

  • Meet artist Mara Lehmann at a reception for The Catskills, Winter and Summer at the Gallery on Main, 5380 Main Street in Windham on Saturday, March 7 from 4-6 pm. Her latest paintings will be on display through Monday, March 23. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 12-6 pm, and Sunday from 12-5 pm.

  • A fundraiser for Alice Meisner, who was injured in an accident, will be held at Brennan’s on Route 81 in Earlton on Saturday, March 7 from 6:30-11 pm. Admission is $10 at the door. The evening will include an Italian buffet at 6:30 followed by a silent auction, stand-up comedy show at 7, Chinese auction and 50/50 at 8, and live music by the QC Rejects and Honey Ridge Band from 9-11. Donations may also be made at the National Bank of Coxsackie in the name of Alice Meisner.

Tuesday 3/10

  • Little League registration will be held at the Hunter Elementary School on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Please bring your child’s birth certificate if they haven’t played Little League before and a $25 check per family payable to the Knights of the Road. You may also register online by going to MountainTopLittleLeague.org, then click on the Register button in the upper right corner to fill out the online form, or click on Registration to print out and mail the form to the address provided along with payment and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will be discussing the book The Fortune Teller’s Kiss, by Brenda Serotte, on Tuesday, March 10 at 1 pm. This hilarious memoir is about a Turkish-Jewish woman living in the Bronx in the 1950s who contracts polio at the age of 7. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to be part of this discussion group. To participate, read the book and come to the meeting prepared to share your thoughts and reactions. Light refreshments will be served.

  • The film Despicable Me 2 will be shown at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Tuesday, March 10 at 5:30 pm. Admission is free.

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.

Thursday 3/12

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business education seminar featuring Strategies 4 Prosperity’s Paychecks and Playchecks – Retirement Solutions for Life workshop at the Greene County IDA, 270 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Thursday, March 12 starting at 5:30 pm. Space is limited and registration is required. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

  • The 4th graders at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School will be selling Brooks barbeque chicken halves at the school on Thursday, March 12 from 3:30-6 pm, take outs only. Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased from any 4th grader or at the door. Proceeds will help fund their class trip to the Ashokan Center.

Friday 3/13

  • The Catskill Elks will hold a fish fry at their Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, March 13 from 5-8 pm. Please call (518) 943-2067 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

  • The Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 13 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, March 13 from 1-6 at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, State Highway 30 in Grand Gorge.

Friday & Saturday 3/13 & 3/14

  • The Drama Club Coxsackie-Athens High School will present Annie Get Your Gun at the school on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14 at 7 pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

Saturday 3/14

  • A special equipment fundraiser, to support the Adaptive Sports Foundation and Warriors in Motion program, will be held at the Wintergreen Club in Windham on Saturday, March 14 from 7-10 pm. There will be food, wine, brews, raffles and prizes. $50 per person, limited to 150 people. Please make checks payable to the Adaptive Sports Foundation. Call Stevie at (732) 245-0210 or email OptimumHealth@BigPlanet.com to RSVP.

  • The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in Tannersville on Saturday, March 14. Line up begins at noon and the parade steps off at 1 pm. The parade will end at Village Hall with awards, live music and refreshments being served across the street at The Spinning Room. For more information or to sign up email VOffice@hvc.rr.com or call (518) 589-5850 ext. 1. Everyone is welcome to participate.

  • The 17th annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be held at the Masonic Lodge #529 F&AM, Main Street in Windham on Saturday, March 14 from 4-7 pm. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread, rye bread, soda, coffee, and dessert. Take outs will be available. $12 for adults, $8 for kids under 10.

  • A spaghetti dinner for the Knight-Morse family, who lost their home and its contents to a fire, will be held at the New Baltimore Firehouse on Gill Road in New Baltimore on Saturday, March 14 from 3-7 pm. The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, desserts, and beverages. There will also be a basket raffle and 50/50. A $10 donation is suggested. Donations may be made at the National Bank of Coxsackie in the name of Christina Knight-Morse.

  • An all you can eat pancake breakfast will be held at the Hamden Town Hall on Saturday, March 14 from 7 am until 1 pm. Adults $7, children (6-10) $3, and free for children under 6. Sponsored by the Delaware County Senior Council. Proceeds to benefit the programs and services for the elderly.

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.

  • The West Athens Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at the firehouse on the Leeds-Athens Road on Sunday, March 15 from 8 am until noon.

Tuesday 3/17

  • A St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Shamrock House, Route 145 in East Durham, featuring a corned beef and cabbage dinner, will be held on Tuesday, March 17 from 4-7 pm. Take outs will be available. There will be music, dancing, a 50-50, and prize raffles. Free will offering. Proceeds to benefit the Durham 4th of July parade committee, the East Durham Volunteer Fire Department, and the Durham Reading Room.

Friday 3/20

  • The Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 20 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • The Catskill Elks will hold a fish fry at their Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, March 20 from 5-8 pm. Please call (518) 943-2067 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

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.

  • A rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse on Route 51 in Hannacroix on Wednesday, March 25 from 6-8 pm. Please call (518) 719-3600 for ferrets. Donations are highly encouraged.

Thursday 3/26

  • Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours meeting at the Catskill Community Center, 344 Main Street in Catskill on Thursday, March 26 from 5-7 pm. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, March 26 from 10 am to 3 pm at Robinson Terrace, Route 23 in Stamford.

Friday 3/27

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will hold a PJ Shabbat on Friday, March 27 at 6 pm with a service geared toward families. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to services. Shabbat will be welcomed by the lighting of candles, singing songs, and sharing a potluck dinner. A PJ Shabbat service will be held on the fourth Friday of the month through April. Each service will focus on a different Jewish concept. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to attend.

  • The Catskill Elks will hold a fish fry at their Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, March 27 from 5-8 pm. Please call (518) 943-2067 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, March 27 from 1-6 pm at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 81 in Greenville.

  • The Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 27 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, March 27 from 1:30-6:30 pm at Mountainside Residential Care Center, State Highway 28 in Margaretville.

Thursday 4/2

  • The Mountain Top Golden Agers will be going to the Westchester Broadway Theater on Thursday, April 2 to see Camelot. The cost is $60 per person, which includes transportation, lunch and the show. Call Kathie at (518) 589-5293 for more information or to book your reservation.

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business education seminar, Propelling Success by Maximizing Your Internet Visibility at the Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30-7 pm. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Friday 4/3

  • The Kiskatom Fire Department will hold a fish fry on Friday, April 3 at the firehouse on Route 32 in Kiskatom from 5-7:30 pm. Take outs will be available. Please call (518) 678-9986 to place your order.

  • The Catskill Elks will hold a fish fry at their Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, April 3 from 5-8 pm. Please call (518) 943-2067 to place your order. (This is being held every Friday during Lent.)

Tuesday 4/7

  • The Mountaintop Ecumenical meeting will be held at the Jewett Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 7 starting with a guest speaker at 11 am, followed by a covered-dish luncheon at noon. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to share. Call Lula at (518) 734-5360 for more information.

Saturday 4/11

  • The Daring Project: American Dream, a free performance featuring talented student dancers of American Dance Stars Victoria Rinaldi and Valentina Kozlova will be performed at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, April 11 at 3 pm. Call the Catskill Mountain Foundation at (518) 263-2063 for more information or visit app.arts-people.com/.

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.

Thursday 4/16

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a women in business meeting at Angela’s Italian Family Restaurant and Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company, 4545 Route 32 in Catskill on Thursday, April 16 from 5-8 pm. To RSVP call (518) 943-4222 or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Sunday 4/19

  • The West Athens Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at the firehouse on the Leeds-Athens Road on Sunday, April 19 from 8 am until noon.

Tuesday 4/21

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will be discussing the book An Exclusive Love, by Johanna Adorjan, on Tuesday, April 21 at 1 pm. Described as a haunting book, the author tries to understand why her grandparents, Hungarian-Jewish Holocaust survivors who fled Communist Budapest in 1956 and settled in Denmark, committed double suicide. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to be part of this discussion group. To participate, read the book and come to the meeting prepared to share your thoughts and reactions. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday 4/24

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will hold a PJ Shabbat on Friday, April 24 at 6 pm with a service geared toward families. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to services. Shabbat will be welcomed by the lighting of candles, singing songs, and sharing a potluck dinner. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to attend.

  • Dancers from the Schoen Movement Company will showcase their new works, Storyboard and Robotic Love, in a free performance at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Friday, April 24 at 3 pm. Call the Catskill Mountain Foundation at (518) 263-2063 for more information or visit app.arts-people.com

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.

  • Lexington Historical Society will host its annual Patriots’ Day covered dish dinner, featuring recipes from the Lexington Bicentennial Cookbook, at the Community Hall in West Kill on Saturday, April 25 at 6 pm. Michael Barcone will give a presentation on the history of the town’s name.

  • An open house will be held at the Lexington fire station at the Municipal Building on Saturday, April 25 from 1-4 pm. Come meet the volunteers of the Lexington Fire Company and Rescue Squad.

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.

Saturday & Sunday 8/1 & 8/2

  • The Patchworkers will hold their annual quilt show at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2.

 

 

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.

  • Thursday, February 26 from 11 am until 5 pm at Gilboa-Conesville Central School, 132 Wyckoff Rd. Gilboa.

  • Saturday, February 28 from 8 am until 1 pm at the Ravena Fire Department, 116 Main St. in Ravena

  •  Monday, March 2 from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm at Stamford Central School, 1 River Street in Stamford.

  •  Thursday, March 5 from 1-6 pm at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

  •  Monday, March 9 from 12-6 pm at the Catskill Elks Lodge Hall, 45 North Jefferson Ave. Catskill.

  •  Monday, March 9 from 12-5 pm at Charlotte Valley Central School, Rt. 23 in Davenport.

  •  Friday, March 13 from 1-6 at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, Rt. 30 in Grand Gorge.

  •  Thursday, March 26 from 10 am to 3 pm at Robinson Terrace, Route 23 in Stamford.

  • Friday, March 27 from 1-6 pm at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 81 in Greenville.

  • Friday, March 27 from 1:30-6:30 pm at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Rt. 28 in Margaretville.

 



- 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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