UPDATED: AUGUST 28, 2014

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- If you or someone you know needs help with school supplies, call Community Action of Greene County at (518) 943-9205. They are taking registrations for their annual back to school program.

-  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.


Friday 8/29

  • The Palenville Library will show the classic 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich von Stroheim, on Friday, August 29 at 6 pm. The film and snacks are free.

  • An opening reception for Rock Seen: The Music Photography of Bob Gruen will be held at the Orphic Gallery, Main Street in Roxbury on Friday, August 29 from 5-8 pm. The exhibit features iconic images of the rock scene from the late 60s to the present and includes prints of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Debbie Harry and more. It will be on display through Sunday, October 5.

  • Whiskey Cross, featuring Sonny Rock, James Dykeman, Bob Cage and Adam Price, will perform a free concert at the Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street in Jefferson on Friday, August 29 from 7-9 pm.

Saturday 8/30

  • Jazz pianist Fred Hersch will perform a solo recital at the Windham Civic and Performing Arts Center on Main Street in Windham on Saturday, August 30 at 8 pm. General admission is $25, $22 for seniors, $20 for contributors, and $5 for students. Tickets are available at Carole’s Gift Emporium, the Catskill Mountain Country Store, and the Windham Public Library.

  • A rummage sale will be held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, Main Street in Windham on Saturday, August 30 from 9 am to 4 pm. Great finds at unheard of prices, most items only 50 cents, something for everyone.

  • The first Silk Road Festival will be held at Lavender Hill Woodshop and Gallery, 890 North Settlement Road in Windham on Saturday, August 30 from 12-4 pm. Come view an eclectic display of recent works by local artists and artisans Mary LaCafe, Ray Shearer, Susan Beecher, Lois Binetsky, Elaine Warfield, Anne Borgenicht, Athena Billias, Bob Cepale, Olive Farrell, Stu Friedman, Mary Lou Kenny, Judy Thuss, and Susan Mangam. Call (518) 734-4166 for more information.

  • An opening reception for an exhibit of paintings by Sondra Freckelton will be held at MURAL on Main Art Gallery, 631 Main Street in Hobart on Saturday, August 30 from 2-4 pm. The exhibit will be on display until Sunday, October 26. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 pm, and holiday Mondays from 12-3 pm.

  • The 3rd annual Toe Path Mountain Jam will be held at Max V. Shaul State Park, 3075 State Route 30 in Fultonham on Saturday, August 30 from 11 am to 6 pm. Performers include Thirteen for Life, Force of Habit, Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, Sydney Funnel, New Idea, Carl Strickland, For Destiny, Tony Haemmerle, John Taylor and the Cooter Brown Band, and many others. Food will be provided by Catskill Mt. BBQ. There will also be hay rides, face painting, arts and crafts, a duck race, vendors and more. Admission is free.

  • A free concert, featuring the band Esquela will be given at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury on Saturday, August 30 from 3-7 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

  • A farmers’ market will be held at the Lexington Municipal Building’s pavilion on Route 42 on Saturday, August 30 from 10 am until noon. There will be organic and conventionally grown produce, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, eggs, honey, baked goods, cut flowers, potted herbs and perennials, maple syrup, wine, cheese, garlic, mushrooms, baked goods, and herbal soaps. Visit Lexington NY Farmers Market on Facebook for a list of vendors. Facebook.com/LexingtonNYFarmersMarket

  • Brooklyn @ Belleayre, featuring The Hold Steady, Big Data, Lily & The Parlour Tricks, and other bands will perform at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount on Saturday, August 30 at 6 pm. Call (845) 254-5600 ext. 1344 or visit BelleayreMusic.org to purchase tickets.

  • Interpreting Mozart’s Piano Music on Mozart’s Pianos, a lecture and demonstration with Dr. Jeffrey Langford and Dr. Joanne Polk, will be held in the Piano Performance Museum at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, August 30 at 2 pm. Tickets are $8, $5 for students. Call (518) 263-2063 for tickets.

  • The Windham food pantry will be closed on Saturday, August 30.

  • The Grand Gorge United Methodist Church on Route 23 will hold its annual fair, rain or shine, on Saturday, August 30 from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be hot dogs, chicken, pulled pork, music, craft vendors, homemade baked goods, jewelry, Mary Kay and Avon products, quilts, aprons, dish towels, DVDs, vases, knotty-pine furniture, face painting and raffles. The thrift store will also be open.

Saturday & Sunday 8/30 & 8/31

  • A Labor Day weekend rummage sale will be held at the Little White Church, 1915 County Route 16 in Elka Park on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31 from 11 am to 5 pm. Proceeds will go toward repairing the roof. If interested in contributing baked goods and items for the sale, please contact Ron at LRCatskill@gmail.com.

Sunday 8/31

  • Summer services will be held at the Mitchell Hollow Chapel in Windham on Sunday, August 31 at 2 pm.

  • Two to Tango with pianists Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley will be presented at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Sunday, August 31. Lecture at 7 pm, performance at 8. For tickets and more information visit CatskillMtn.org

  • The Stamford Rotary Club will hold its annual Labor Day weekend Brooks’ chicken and ribs barbecue at the Stamford firehouse, 111 Main Street in Stamford on Sunday, August 31 from 12-4 pm. Adult chicken dinners are $12 and $7 for children. Adult rib dinners are $16 and $10.50 for children. Chicken halves are $7 and ribs only are $9.50. Take outs will also be available.

  • A Blast of Roxbury will be held at Kirkside Park in Roxbury on Sunday, August 31 from 4-9 pm. Fireworks begin at 8:30. There will be walking and horse-drawn rides of the historic district, and all eateries in town will be open and offering picnic fare to bring to the park. Roxbury Wine and Spirits will have a tasting at their store from 3-5 pm. Music by the Spectacular Average Boys will begin at 6.
     
  • The Upper Catskill String Quartet will perform music from the theater on the Max V. Shaul State Park summer stage, 3075 State Route 30 in Fultonham on Sunday, August 31 from 2-5 pm. Admission is free.

Tuesday 9/2

  • Hunter-Tannersville Central School will hold its annual substitute orientation in the middle/high school cafeteria on Tuesday, September 2 from 10 am until noon. Anyone interested in substituting at the school is encouraged to attend.

Wednesday 9/3

  • The annual Rally for the Cure golf outing will be held at the Stamford golf course, 163 Taylor Road in Stamford on Wednesday, September 3 from 3-7:30 pm. Entry fee is $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Dinner only is $20. Call (607) 538-1049 to sign up. $20 of every entry will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Wednesday & Thursday 9/3 & 9/4

  • A 6 hour driver safety program will be held at the Jewett Municipal Building, Beaches Corners in Jewett on Wednesday and Thursday, September 3 and 4 from 1-4 pm each day. The cost is $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members. Participants must possess a valid NYS driver’s license or a NYS learner’s permit. To register call Maureen at (518) 943-3291 or Mike at (518) 945-2122.

Thursday-Saturday 9/4-9/6

  • The 126th annual Greene County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention, hosted by Hunter Fire Company #1, will be held in Hunter from Thursday, September 4 through Saturday, September 6. On Friday the Mardi Gras parade will step off from the Hunter Firehouse on Bridge Street at 6:30 pm, and end at the Hunter Lake pavilion on Ski Bowl Road where there will be refreshments and entertainment. Apparatus judging will be held at Hunter Mountain on Saturday at 11:30 am, and the dress parade will step off at 2 pm on Route 23A, west of Route 296, then proceed along Main Street to the Hunter Lake pavilion. Admission is free.

Saturday 9/6

  • Oktoberfest will be held at Windham Mountain Resort on Saturday, September 6.

  • What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?, a display and talk by Diane Galusha and Rich Miskovsky, marking the centennial of the bird’s extinction, will be presented at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road in Roxbury on Saturday, September 6 at 1 pm. Bring lawn seating.

Tuesday 9/9 – Primary Election Day

  • Polls will be open on Tuesday, September 9 from 12-9 pm for primary election day. Voters must be enrolled in a party having a primary.

  • The New York Rising Committee will hold its second public outreach meeting at the Centre Church in Windham on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 pm. Input from all interested parties is welcome.

Wednesday 9/10

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host Taking Your Business to the Next Level, a business education seminar with Larry DePaulo, at the Greene County IDA, 270 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Wednesday, September 10 from 5-7 pm. There is a $15 registration fee. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email info@GreeneCountyChamber.org.

  • Greene County Public Health will hold a rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets at the firehouse on Route 32 in Freehold on Wednesday, September 10 from 6-8 pm. Call ahead for ferrets (518) 719-3600. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3 year certificate. Donations are highly encouraged.

Thursday 9/11

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, September 11 from 10 am to 3 pm at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Route 23 in Stamford.

Saturday 9/13

  • The Ashland Historical Association will hold its annual history day at the Town Hall on Route 23 in Ashland on Saturday, September 13 starting at 10 am. The theme is Ashland cemeteries. Stop by with your photos and historical documents to be scanned. There will be historical displays, a bake sale, and hot dog luncheon. Contact Diane at (518) 734-3636 for more information.

  • A farmers’ market will be held at the Lexington Municipal Building’s pavilion on Route 42 on Saturday, September 13 from 10 am until noon. There will be organic and conventionally grown produce, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, eggs, honey, baked goods, cut flowers, potted herbs and perennials, maple syrup, wine, cheese, garlic, mushrooms, baked goods, and herbal soaps. Visit Lexington NY Farmers Market on Facebook for a list of vendors.
    https://www.Facebook.com/LexingtonNYFarmersMarket

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 8 am to 1 pm at Scott M. Ellis elementary school, Route 32 in Greenville. Sponsored by the Greenville Rotary Club.

Sunday 9/14

  • Join a costumed guide to explore the impact of English rule on traditional Dutch family life in the Bronck Family at Home in the English Colony of New York. The tour will be held at the Bronck House Museum in Coxsackie on Sunday, September 14 at 1, 2 and 3 pm. Adults $7, Greene County Historical Society members and children $3.50.

Monday 9/15

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, September 15 from 12-6 pm at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill.

Thursday 9/18

  • A wellness clinic will be held at the Ashland Town Hall on Thursday, September 18 from 5-8 pm. Some of the services provided include massage, reiki, reflexology, yoga, meditation and more. Come discover these natural methods that will better your health and well-being. Treatments are free, but donations are welcome. Call Peg at (518) 989-6491 to schedule an appointment. These clinics will be held every third Thursday of the month through November.

Friday 9/19

  • Getting Around: A Workshop on Improving Traffic Flow and Pedestrian Access in Our Communities will be held at the American Legion Post #216, 903 Main Street in Margaretville on Friday, September 19 from 1-4 pm. This free workshop, sponsored by the Catskill Watershed Corporation, is designed for municipal officials, planners, community leaders, tourism promoters, and interested individuals. To register go to www.CWConline.org.

Saturday 9/20

  • The Hunter Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, September 20. Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams and special guests will perform.

  • The Mountain Top Historical Society will hold its 3rd annual postcard show at the train station in Haines Falls on Saturday, September 20 from 10 am to 3 pm. The Society will also be selling ephemera from its attic, and food will be available. Admission is $3.

  • The Greene County Council on the Arts’ garden party will be held at the Beattie-Powers Place in Catskill on Saturday, September 20 from 1-5 pm.

  • The Grand Gorge, Harpersfield and Gilboa United Methodist Churches will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner at the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church on Route 23 on Saturday, September 20 from 4:30-7:30 pm. Take out dinners will also be available. Free-will donation. Proceeds will go toward the restoration of the Grand Gorge parsonage.

Monday 9/22

  • The WAJPL Golden Age Club will have an open house on Monday, September 22 to show off their crafts, stained glass and painting projects.

  • A flu clinic will be held at the Town of Coxsackie Senior Center on Monday, September 22 from 9:30-11:30 am. Any senior citizen wishing to stay for lunch after the clinic is invited to do so. Please call (518) 731-8091 at least a day in advance.

Tuesday 9/23

  • The seminar Planning for Streamside Habitats and Flood Resilience will be held at the Durham Town Hall, 7309 Route 81 in East Durham on Tuesday, September 23 from 7-9 pm. This free seminar is intended to provide municipal officials and streamside landowners with access to education on flood-related issues. Call (518) 622-9820 ext. 33 to register.

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a business after hours meeting at Green Lake Resort in Athens on Tuesday, September 23 from 5-7 pm. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email info@GreeneCountyChamber.org. Registration is free and there will be a cash bar.

  • A flu clinic will be held at the Rivertown Senior Center in Athens on Tuesday, September 23 from 9:30-11:30 am. Any senior citizen wishing to stay for lunch after the clinic is invited to do so. Please call (518) 945-2700 at least a day in advance.

Wednesday 9/24

  • A flu clinic will be held at the Jewett Municipal Building on Wednesday, September 24 from 9:30-11:30 am. Any senior citizen wishing to stay for lunch after the clinic is invited to do so. Please call (518) 263-4392 at least a day in advance.

Thursday 9/25

  • A flu clinic will be held at the Acra Community Center on Thursday, September 25 from 9:30-11:30 am. Any senior citizen wishing to stay for lunch after the clinic is invited to do so. Please call (518) 622-9898 at least a day in advance.

Saturday & Sunday 9/27 & 9/28

  • The Community of Windham Foundation will present a Simon & Garfunkle retrospective, performed by A. J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, at the Windham Civic Center on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, September 28 at 3 pm. Special guests Swearingen and Kelli will perform songs from their new album, as well as classics from Carol King, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jim Croce. Tickets are $25.

Saturday 9/27

  • Larry Tompkins will present the slide show Old Windham at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, Main Street in Windham on Saturday, September 27 at 1 pm. It’s open to the public and admission is free.

  • The Windham-Ashland-Jewett Alumni Association will hold its annual dinner meeting at Acra Manor Resort, 487 Route 23B in Acra on Saturday, September 27. Cocktail hour begins at 5 pm, the dinner will be served at 6:30. Meal choices are roast beef, chicken marsala or pasta primavera, and are $30 per person. Checks payable to the WAJ Alumni Association should be sent to Marilyn Smith Telga, 58 Clearwater Drive, Purling, NY 12470.

  • A farmers’ market will be held at the Lexington Municipal Building’s pavilion on Route 42 on Saturday, September 27 from 10 am until noon. There will be organic and conventionally grown produce, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, eggs, honey, baked goods, cut flowers, potted herbs and perennials, maple syrup, wine, cheese, garlic, mushrooms, baked goods, and herbal soaps. Visit Lexington NY Farmers Market on Facebook for a list of vendors.
    https://www.Facebook.com/LexingtonNYFarmersMarket

  • The 2nd annual Cruisin’ on the Mountaintop fall car show and festival will be held along Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free.

  • Revisit the rhythm and sounds of the 1930s and 1940s with the Steve Feifke Big Band at the Villa Vosilla Boutique Resort Ballroom, 6302 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

Thursday 10/2

  • The Greene County and Columbia County Chambers of Commerce will host a buy local expo at Basilica Hudson, 110 Front Street in Hudson on Thursday, October 2 from 4-7 pm. There will be over 50 exhibitors.

 



-   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.

- The Mid-Hudson Region Small Business Development Center is providing information on the steps small businesses can follow immediately with respect to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the State of New York. Beginning on October 28, 2012, federal aid may be made available to NY businesses to supplement state and local recovery assistance in the areas affected by the storm. Contact the Mid-Hudson Region SBDC at (845) 339-0025.

- 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.


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 to donate blood. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in NY), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Identification is required at the time of donation.

  • Thursday, September 11 10am-3pm at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home, Rt 23 in Stamford.
  • Monday, September 15  12-6 pm at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill.

Golf Tournaments

The annual Rally for the Cure golf outing will be held at the Stamford golf course, 163 Taylor Road in Stamford on Wednesday, September 3 from 3-7:30 pm. Entry fee is $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Dinner only is $20. Call (607) 538-1049 to sign up. $20 of every entry will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


 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

Mountaintop Ecumenical monthly meetings start at 11 AM with a speaker, followed by a covered-dish luncheon. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass.

  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Windham

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the East Jewett United Methodist Church

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (Election Day is Tuesday, November 4) at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church in Windham

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Ashland United Methodist Community Church

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.

2014 Appointments Available For Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Enrollments

Many working individuals and families experience difficulty finding affordable health insurance. If your children are uninsured, you can talk with an Enrollment Counselor about Child Health Plus, a free or low-cost health insurance program. CHP provides comprehensive health benefits for children from birth to 18 years old. Childless adults and parents without health insurance should also ask about Family Health Plus.

Enrollment counselors offer eligibility screening and application assistance for individuals and families wishing to obtain affordable health insurance through New York State-funded Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Assistance with annual re-certification is also available. These consultations are absolutely free of charge. Eligibility screening can be done by phone by calling (518) 822-9600.

Visit ColumbiaHealthNet.org for more information.
 Walk-in hours at the Healthcare Consortium office, 325 Columbia Street, Suite 200 in Hudson
 are Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.

 


 Art Exhibits

  • The exhibition Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church will be on display at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill through Sunday, November 2. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $10, $9 for students and seniors.
     
  • Homeland, an exhibition celebrating the reopening of the Prattsville Art Center and Residency will be on display at the Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street in Prattsville until Sunday, September 28. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 pm and by arrangement.
     
  • Thomas Cole’s Honey, an exhibition of works by Stanley Maltzman, will be on view at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill through Thursday, October 2
     
  • Ad Infinitum, featuring works by ten artists, and Tasha Depp’s solo show, Connected Vision, will be on exhibit at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street in Catskill from Saturday, July 5 through Monday, September 1. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday from 12-5 pm.
     
  • Nancy De Flon’s photographic exhibit, Natural and Historical Landscapes, will be on display at the Mountain Top Historical Society’s Visitors’ Center on Route 23A in Haines Falls through Monday, September 1. Call (518) 589-6679 for hours.
     
  • Rock Seen: The Music Photography of Bob Gruen, featuring iconic images of the rock scene from the late 60s to the present, will be on display at the Orphic Gallery, Main Street in Roxbury through Sunday, October 5. The exhibit includes prints of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Debbie Harry and more
     
  • Capturing the Light, an exhibit of oil paintings by Olive Farrell, will be on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s offices, 905 Main Street in Margaretville through Wednesday, October 8. Hours are weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.
     
  • An exhibit of paintings by Sondra Freckelton will be on display at MURAL on Main Art Gallery, 631 Main Street in Hobart until Sunday, October 26. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 pm, and holiday Mondays from 12-3 pm.
  • Young’s Agway in Prattsville is currently displaying a Civil War painting and a hand-sewn quilt, both of which are fundraisers for the Zadock Pratt Museum. Raffle tickets are being sold for both items, with the drawing taking place on Thursday, October 30.

  • New Works by Ten Regional Artists, featuring the paintings and watercolors of Athena Billias, Naomi Blum, Annie Borgenicht, Robert Cepale, Olive Farrell, Patti Ferrara, Francia, Karen Rhodes, Liz Smith, and Sheila Trautman, will be on display in the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter through Sunday, July 27. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Call (518) 263-2060 for more information.

  • Artists are invited to make a painting or drawing of one of the 22 sites along the Hudson River School Art Trail for inclusion in the third annual Postcards from the Trail, a one-day exhibition at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill on Sunday, September 28. There is no fee to enter. A complimentary 5x7" canvas panel is available for pick-up at the visitor’s center. Artists interested in participating should download the guidelines posted online at ThomasCole.org/call-to-artists. Artworks, along with a completed entry form, are due at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on or before September 6.

  • The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of D. F. Hasbrouck: American Impressionist will be on exhibit at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville until Sunday, October 12. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under free. The museum is open Friday-Monday from 10 am to 5 pm.

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    2014 Greene County Council on the Arts Calendar of Events:

    The Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery is located at 398 Main Street in Catskill and is open Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information on any of these exhibits and events call (518) 943-3400, visit their website at GreeneArts.org or email GCCA@GreeneArts.org.


    Mountain Top Historical Society Hike Schedule - 2014

    The Mountain Top Historical Society’s visitors’ center in Haines Falls will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 PM, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM.

    Sept. 13 (Sat.)South Mountain Led by Bob Gildersleeve. Edward West, said the trails on South Mountain had the best views for the least effort of any trails in the Catskills. We will explore these views along easy to moderate trails of about 4.0 miles with a possible excursion of another 2 miles. Meet at the Mountain Top Historical Society's Campus on Route 23A in Haines Falls at 9:00 am.

    All Mountain Top Historical Society hikes are free and the public is invited. Please wear proper hiking attire and boots (NO sneakers), pack a lunch, don’t forget rain gear or sunscreen, and bring plenty of water. Membership is not required for hike participation, but you must register for each hike by calling (518) 589-6657 or emailing Director@MTHS.org. Please leave your name, phone number, and the total in your party. The schedule is subject to change and notifications, including weather cancellations, will be made up to the day of any given hike. Call Bob at (518) 734-9701 or check MTHS.org for announcements.
     

    Cornell Cooperative Extension Programs
    Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Columbia and Greene Counties fall program schedule. Pre-registration is required for all programs. You can register for programs taking place at the CCE Columbia Education Center, 479 Route 66 in Hudson by calling 828-3346, extension 0. In Greene County, unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23 in Acra. Call 622-9820, extension 0 for these programs. In case of inclement weather, please call the office for updates. Complete details for all programs including times, registration deadlines and fees may be found at AgroForestryCenter.org. You can call either office and request a program listing be mailed to you as well.












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