UPDATED: DECEMBER 17, 2014

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- Please send details on your church's holiday services (dates, times, places) to WRIP@mhcable.com as soon as possible so we may add them to our calendar of events.

- 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.


Thursday 12/18

  • The 11th annual Christmas celebration for the hospitalized veterans at the Stratton VA Medical Center is being organized by Bob and Ginny Gurley of Prattsville. The presents will be delivered on Thursday, December 18. Call (518) 299-3219 to offer your help.

  • The WAJ 7-12 winter concert will be held on Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 pm.

  • The Cairo Historical Society will hold its Christmas party at the Cairo Public Library on Thursday, December 18 at 7 pm. Refreshments and desserts will be served. There will be a display of historical items that have been added to the archives. Books, DVDs and other items will be sold.

  • The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce will meet in the Community Room at Stamford Village Apartments, 125 Main Street in Stamford on Thursday, December 18 at 8 am.

Friday 12/19

  • Santa is coming to the National Bank of Coxsackie’s Cairo office on Friday, December 19 from 3-6 pm. Stop by for a visit and free photo, and receive a special gift.

  • Cub Scout Pack 44 will hold a holiday and recruitment party at the Washington Irving Senior Center, 15 Academy Street in Catskill on Friday, December 19 at 6:30 pm. Bring your favorite holiday cookies. There will be holiday carnival games, dreidel and ornament making, a very special visit, and gifts for the children.

  • A blue Christmas service will be held at the Gilboa United Methodist Church, Route 990V in Gilboa on Friday, December 19 at 6:30 pm.

  • The Schoharie Valley Hay Shakers will hold a mainstream level western square dance in the Middleburgh Elementary School cafeteria on Friday, December 19 from 7:30-10 pm. The dance theme is Christmas. The caller is Ray Taylor and the cuer is Elma Taylor. Please wear soft sole shoes.

Saturday 12/20

  • A short dance performance including excerpts from The Nutcracker will be performed at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Red Barn, Route 23A in Hunter on Saturday, December 20 at 3 pm. Admission is free, but seating is very limited. Please call (518) 263-2063 to reserve your seat.

  • The 2nd annual ugly Christmas sweater party will be held at the Lexington-Westkill United Methodist Church Hall on County Route 13A on Saturday, December 20 from 1-5 pm. There will be an ugly sweater contest, Christmas carols, family ornament gift exchange, story time with Mrs. Claus, charity raffle baskets, family games and goodies. Please bring cookies to share and one wrapped ornament per family to participate in the exchange.

  • An all you can eat breakfast will be held at the Freehold Firehouse Community Center, Route 32 in Freehold on Saturday, December 20 from 8 am until noon. Visit with Santa from 11 am until 2 pm. Free will offering. Bring your cameras.

  • A holiday rummage sale will be held at the Medusa Church Hall on Saturday, December 20 from 8 am until noon. Lunch will be available. The Museum of Medusa History will be open in the church.

  • Breakfast will be served at the Medusa Firehouse on Saturday, December 20 from 7-11 am. Christmas trees will also be for sale.

  • The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce will host an indoor, holiday pop-up farmers’ market at Churchill Gym, 117 Main Street in the Village of Stamford on Saturday, December 20 from 10 am until 1 pm. Vendors will offer farm-fresh food, handmade gifts and more. You can expect to find maple syrup products, honey, jams, jellies and preserves, eggs, dairy products, meat, baked goods, jewelry, pottery, and other locally-produced arts and crafts.

  • A live nativity with a reading of the Christmas story, caroling and a blessing of the animals will be held at the Night Pasture farm on Route 23 in Grand Gorge on Saturday, December 20 at 2 pm. Bring your pets for the blessing.

  • The New York Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will screen the holiday film, Frozen, on Saturday, December 20 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free.

  • Handy Dandy, TheaterSounds’ next staged reading, delivers an alternately funny and touching portrayal of a growing friendship between a district court judge and a politically-active nun. The reading takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregations of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road in Kingston on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. For more information call (845) 657-6303.

Sunday 12/21

  • Darkness into Light: A Christmas Musical Journey. Fourth Sunday in Advent joint services for the congregations of the East Jewett and Kaaterskill United Methodist Churches will be held on Sunday, December 21 at the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church in Tannersville at 10:30 am. Cantata, coffee and confections.

  • The Mountain Top youth group invites you to join them in Christmas caroling. Meet at the Jewett Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 21 at 4 pm to carpool to various sites on the mountain top.

  • The Cairo and South Cairo United Methodist Churches will hold a joint service at the South Cairo Church on Sunday, December 21 at 10 am. A cantata will be performed and the annual cookie exchange will take place. Please bring a dozen cookies and an extra container to participate.

Wednesday 12/24

  • A Christmas Eve service will be held at the Mitchell Hollow Mission Church in Windham on Wednesday, December 24 at 6 pm. Coffee and light refreshments following the service.

  • The Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve service on Wednesday, December 24 at 9 pm.

  • Christmas Eve Masses will be held at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham on Wednesday, December 24 at 5 and 10 pm.

  • The Living Faith Community Church in Maplecrest will hold a Christmas Eve service on Wednesday, December 24 at 6 pm.

  • The Ashland Community United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve service on Wednesday, December 24 at 7 pm.

  • A Christmas Eve candlelight communion will be held at the East Jewett United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 24 at 11 pm. A meditative service of music, readings, candle lighting, and Holy Communion as we welcome Christmas to the mountaintop. This service will end with Silent Night sung by candlelight.

  • A Christmas Eve service will be held at the Prattsville Community Church on Wednesday, December 24 at 7 pm.

  • A Christmas Eve service will be held in the Reformed Church of Prattsville on Wednesday, December 24 at 5 pm. This is a candlelight and lantern service in the old church building. There is no heat or electricity, so please dress appropriately.

  • Two Christmas Eve services will be held at the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church in Tannersville on Wednesday, December 24. The Story of Christmas, a service designed especially for children, their families and friends will be held at 5:30 pm. Lessons and Carols, a service of worship weaving readings and beloved carols will be held at 7 pm. Both services will end with Silent Night sung by candlelight.

  • A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held in the Cairo United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 24 at 11 pm.

  • A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held in the South Cairo United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:30 pm.

  • The Durham-Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 552 Route 22 in Durham, will hold a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Wednesday, December 24 at 7 pm.

  • Christmas Eve services will be held at the Gilboa United Methodist Church, Route 990V in Gilboa on Wednesday, December 24 at 5:30 pm.

  • Christmas Eve services will be held at the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church, Routes 23 and 30 in Grand Gorge on Wednesday, December 24 at 10:30 pm.

  • Christmas Eve services will be held at the Harpersfield United Methodist Church, Col. Harper Road in Harpersfield on Wednesday, December 24 at 8 pm.

  • A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held in the Medusa Church on Wednesday, December 24 at 8 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday 12/25 – Merry Christmas

  • A Christmas Day Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham at 11 am.

Saturday 12/27

  • The Windham Rotary Club will hold a Brooks chicken and ribs barbecue at the Masonic Temple on Main Street, Windham on Saturday, December 27 from 4-7 pm. Chicken dinners are $11, rib dinners are $13, chicken halves are $8, and a la carte ribs are $10. Dinners include a baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, and oatmeal cookie. Tickets must be redeemed by 6:30 pm. This barbecue sells out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance at Windham Hardware or Carole’s Gift Emporium, both on Main Street, John T. Moss CPA on South Street, or from any member of the Windham Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit local scholarships and Rotary-sponsored community activities.

Sunday 12/28

  • The Cairo and South Cairo United Methodist Churches will hold a joint service in the Cairo Church on Sunday, December 28 at 10 am. Please bring a breakfast dish to share.

Saturday 1/3

  • A special winter jazz concert, featuring Lynne Arriale on piano and Larry Coryell on guitar, will be performed at the Windham Civic Center on Saturday, January 3 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25, $22 for seniors, $20 for contributors, and $5 for students ages 6-23, and may be purchased in Windham at the Catskill Mountain Country Store & Restaurant, Carole’s Gift Emporium, or the Windham Public Library. Call (518) 734-3868 or email info@WindhamMusic.com to reserve your tickets.

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.

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.

Friday 1/23

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its winter family outing at Windham Mountain on Friday, January 23 from 4-8 pm. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Monday 1/26

  • The Greene County Rural Health Network will hold its 3rd annual biggest loser contest starting Monday, January 26. This 12 week weight losing contest is open to anyone in Greene County and includes cash prizes. Visit GreeneHealthNetwork.com for more details.

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.

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.

 

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 7: 1-6 pm at VFW Post #1545, Route 23 in Windham.

  • Friday, January 9: 1-6 pm at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, Route 30 in Grand Gorge.

  • Monday, January 12: 1:30-6:30 pm at the Medusa Volunteer Fire Department, Main St. in Medusa.

  • 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.

 



- 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.
     
  • The Greene County Council on the Arts’ annual members’ fine art and crafts exhibit and sale will take place at their gallery, 398 Main Street in Catskill from Saturday, November 22 through Saturday, January 3.
     
  • Crafting the Holidays at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter will showcase one-of-a-kind crafts for the holidays featuring woodwork by John Franklin, glass by Mary Certoma, jewelry by Liliya Kochergina, and pottery by Susan Bogen. Fine art, photography, sculpture, plus a wide selection of children’s books will also be available from Saturday, November 22 through Monday, January 5. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 3:30 pm.

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