UPDATED: OCTOBER 29, 2014

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- The Maplecrest Post Office will be closed until further notice due to a leaking roof, electrical failure and partial ceiling collapse. Maplecrest post office box customers must pick up their mail at the Hensonville post office located on Rt 296, will be open Monday-Friday from 8 am until 12:30 pm, and 3-5 pm; and on Saturdays from 9 am until noon. Photo ID is required for post office box mail pick up. No timetable has been established for return to the Maplecrest post office building. Call the Windham post office at (518) 734-6956 for further information.

- Flu shots are now available at the Windham Pharmacy, no prescription necessary. They will be given Mondays-Fridays from 6-7:30 pm, Saturdays from 1-4 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm. Stop by or call (518) 734-3033 to make an appointment.

- Donations for Opal DeLong, who lost her home to a fire on October 4, should be made payable to the Ashland Community Church, PO Box 107, Ashland, NY 12407.

-  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 10/30

  • A not too scary Halloween costume party for children up to the age of 10 will be held in the blue room of the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, Main Street in Tannersville on Thursday, October 30 from 4:30-6 pm. There will be prizes, games, snacks and a parade. Sign up with Mrs. Hoyt at HTC, at Mrs. Puddle Duck’s or at the church.

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a business after hours meeting at the Kaatskill Mountain Club at Hunter Mountain on Thursday, October 30 from 5-7 pm. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Friday 10/31

  • A Veterans Day assembly will be held at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School on Monday, November 10 at 1:15 pm. All military personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by emailing BPelham@wajcs.org by Friday, October 31.

  • A ghouls and fools costume party will be held at the VFW Post 1545 in Windham on Friday, October 31 at 7 pm. Admission is $12 per person. There will be deli sandwiches, beverages, a DJ and dancing. This event is open to everyone, not just Post members. Please RSVP by calling (201) 747-3594 for tickets or email LAVFW1545@gmail.com.

  • The annual community Halloween party will be held at the Prattsville firehouse on Friday, October 31 starting at 6 pm. There will be a costume parade for all ages, prizes and refreshments. Admission is free and all are welcome. Volunteers are needed to help decorate on Friday morning and help with clean up after the party. Please call Stella at (518) 299-3121 if you can help.

  • The Grand Gorge Community Action Group’s annual Halloween party will be held, rain or shine, at the Grand Gorge Civic Center, Route 30 in Grand Gorge on Friday, October 31 from 4:30-6:30 pm. There will be costume contests with prizes, hayrides, crafts, pizza, treats, face painting, and more. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles can dress in costumes too.

 

Saturday 11/1

  • The Windham food pantry will be closed on Saturday, November 1. It will reopen on Saturday, November 22.

  • A zombie haunted house will be held at the Ashland firehouse on Route 23 on Saturday, November 1 from 5-9 pm. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

  • A 3-course dinner followed by a screening of the 1920 silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and a costume after-party with drinks, dancing and music will be held on Saturday, November 1. Dinner at Deer Mountain Inn, 790 County Route 25 in Tannersville will begin at 7 pm. The film, with live musical accompaniment, will be shown at the Hathaway House at 9 pm. Dinner and the film are $75 per person. Admission to the film and party is $25 per person. Please dress warm as the estate is very old and drafty in colder weather. Reservations are required by calling (518) 589-6268.

  • The Town of Lexington will hold a public meeting at the Lexington Methodist Church on Saturday, November 1 at 4 pm. The results of the local flood analysis conducted for the hamlet areas of County Route 13A and State Route 42, and the hamlet of West Kill, will be discussed. This informative meeting is primarily for residents of those areas, but all residents are welcome.

  • A roast beef supper will be held at the Lanesville church, Route 214 in Lanesville on Saturday, November 1. Take outs will be available from 4:30-5 pm. Dinner will be served from 5:15-7 pm. Adults $12, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5.

  • An antique appraisal day will be held at the Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Saturday, November 1 from 10 am to 7 pm. Find out if you have trash or treasure. There is a $5 donation per item. All proceeds benefit the Cairo Public Library.

  • The 2nd annual Cairo-Durham 5K will be held at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo on Saturday, November 1 starting at 9 am. Online registration is $20 until October 31. Race day registration is $25 and will be held from 7:45-8:45 am. Proceeds benefit the Cairo-Durham Teachers Association Scholarship fund for graduating seniors. The registration form may be found on Active.com or email KYoung@CairoDurham.org.
    http://www.active.com/cairo-ny/running/races/cdta-5k-2014?int=72-2-A3

  • Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth will hold a foster care information session at the Palenville Library, Route 23A in Palenville on Saturday, November 1 at 1 pm. Visit http://www.BerkshireFarm.org/ or call (518) 275-5143 for more information.

  • An artisan fair and farmers’ market will be held at Jefferson Central School, 1332 Route 10 in Jefferson on Saturday, November 1 from 9 am until 2 pm. Admission is free.

Sunday 11/2 Daylight Savings Time ends, set your clocks back

  • The 13th annual Firehouse ChiliFest will be held at the East Jewett Firehouse, 1277 Route 23C in East Jewett on Sunday, November 2 from 2-6 pm. All you can eat, $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under.

  • A Scandinavian craft fair and sale will be held at the Freehold firehouse, Route 32 in Freehold on Sunday, November 2 from 11 am until 4 pm. There will be handmade ornaments and gift items, rosemaling (Norwegian for decorative painting), knitting, woodcarving, a white elephant table, Scandinavian foods and baked goods. Admission is free. Sponsored by Fram Lodge #3-564, Sons of Norway.

  • The New York State Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will screen the 1993 Robin Williams film, Mrs. Doubtfire, on Sunday, November 2 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free.

Tuesday 11/4 – Election Day

  • The polls will be open from 6 am until 9 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4.

  • The Ashland Community Church will hold an Election Day dinner on Tuesday, November 4. The menu includes chicken and biscuits, mashed potato, vegetable, cranberry sauce, marinated carrots, beverage and dessert. $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5. Take outs will be ready by 4:30 and dinner will be served at 5 pm.

  • An Election Day dinner of turkey with all the trimmings and oyster stew will be held at the Lexington United Methodist Church hall on Tuesday, November 4 from 11 am to 6 pm. Dinners are $12 for adults and $5 for children.

  • An Election Day spaghetti supper will be served at the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, 5942 Main Street in Tannersville on Tuesday, November 4 from 5-6:30 pm. The menu includes spaghetti with homemade meatballs, salad, bread, cider donuts, and coffee. Gluten-free pasta will also be available. Eat in or take out. Free will offering.

  • An Election Day spaghetti dinner will be served at the Cairo Firehouse on Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Tuesday, November 4. Take outs will be available at 4:30 and dinner will be served from 5-7:30 pm.

  • An Election Day chicken parmesan dinner will be held at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse, Route 51 in Hannacroix on Tuesday, November 4 from 4-7 pm.

  • A chicken and biscuit Election Day dinner will be held at the Conesville Firehouse on State Route 990V on Tuesday, November 4 to benefit the Conesville United Methodist Chapel Church. The menu includes potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, pickles and pie. Take outs will be available at 4 pm and seating begins at 4:30. Dine in for all you can eat. Adults $9, children ages 5-12 $4, under 5 are free.

Wednesday 11/5

  • An ecumenical meeting will be held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church in Windham on Wednesday, November 5 starting at 11 am with a speaker, followed by a covered-dish luncheon at noon. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass. For more information call Lula at (518) 734-5360.

  • On Saturday, November 8, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and GreeneCounties will host Ties to the Land: Planning for the Future: A Facilitated Workshop on Succession Planning for Keeping Forests, Farms and Fields in the Family. This program will be held at the Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23 in Acra. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, November 5. The cost is $25 per person, $40 per couple and $10 for each additional family member. Call (518) 622-9820 ext. 0 or visit https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/_210 to register.

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership meeting in the Cairo Public Library’s community meeting room, 15 Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Wednesday, November 5 at 9:30 am. Any Chamber member in good standing is invited to attend. Items to be presented include the election of new board members, the executive director’s annual report, and approval of the 2015 Chamber budget.

Thursday 11/6

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a women in business seminar at the Rip Van Winkle Country Club, 3200 Route 23A in Palenville on Thursday, November 6 from 5-8 pm. Featured speakers will be Donna Williams, owner and founder of Field Goods, and Jill Boyd, owner of Authentic Image Consultants LLC. Dinner will be served and there will be a cash bar. Registration for this event is $24. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

  • The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual chamber mixer and cocktail party at the Belvedere Country Inn, 10 Academy Street in Stamford on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Bring 3 facts that people don’t know about your business and share your secrets. Admission is $15 per person and there will be a cash bar.

Friday 11/7

  • The annual free community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Hope Restoration Church, Route 296 in Windham on Friday, November 7 from 5-8 pm. For reservations please call (518) 734-3826 and leave your name, number in your party, and time of seating. Take outs will be available for shut-ins only. Donations will go to Opal DeLong who lost her home to a fire.

  • The Prattsville Community Church is participating in Operation Christmas Child and is inviting everyone to help fill shoeboxes for children that have never gotten a Christmas gift. Meet at the Prattsville Community Church Hall on Friday, November 7 at 6 pm. There will be drop boxes at the Prattsville Community Church and Jim’s Great American in Prattsville, and Van’s Variety Store in Grand Gorge if you would like to make a donation. Some of the items needed are small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, t-shirts, socks, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights and batteries. Call Jane at (518) 299-3551 if you have any questions.

  • A girls night out will be held at the Community Hall in West Kill on Friday, November 7 at 7 pm.

  • The Schoharie Valley Hay Shakers will hold a mainstream level western square dance in the Middleburgh high school cafeteria on Friday, November 7 from 7:30-10 pm. The dance theme is chocolate night. The callers are Chuck and Gerry Hardy, and the cuer is Larry White. Please wear soft sole shoes.

Saturday 11/8

  • The Windham Food Pantry will be closed on Saturday, November 8.

  • Rails to the Catskills will be shown at the Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Saturday, November 8 at 2 pm. Admission is free and DVDs will be available for purchase.

  • The 15th annual vintage snowmobile show and swap meet, sponsored by the Northern Star Riders Snowmobile Club, will be held at the Oak Hill-Durham Fire Company, 103 Route 22 in Oak Hill on Saturday, November 8 from 8 am until noon. There will also be an all you can eat breakfast.

  • A ceremony honoring Louise McRoberts as the Greene County Veteran of the Year will be held on the steps of the Greene County Courthouse in Catskill on Saturday, November 8 at 10 am. Louise is the first woman to be honored by Greene County for her accomplishments during World War II. Windham residents are encouraged to attend this ceremony.

  • Gilboa-Conesville Central School Class of 2017 will hold a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 8.

  • Columbia-Greene Community Foundation will hold its 8th annual scholarship auction at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson on Saturday, November 8. The silent auction begins at 4:30 pm, followed by a live auction at 6. Over 100 items will auctioned to raise funds for scholarships to the college. Admission is $10. Call Joan at (518) 828-4181 ext. 3727 for more information.

Saturday & Sunday 11/8 & 11/9

  • The comedy play Hospital, will be performed in the auditorium at Gilboa-Conesville Central School on Saturday, November 8 at 7 pm, and Sunday, November 9 at 4 pm.

Sunday 11/9

  • VFW Post 1545 of Windham will hold a good will offering breakfast at the Post building on Sunday, November 9 from 7:30 am until 1 pm. The winners of the food raffle will be drawn at noon. First prize is $1,000 gift certificate at Todaro’s. Second prize is $200 gift certificate at Michael’s Diner. Third prize is $100 gift certificate at Neapolis Grill. Fourth prize is a $50 gift certificate at the Brandywine Restaurant. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and are available at each location or by emailing VFWPost1545@gmail.com.

  • The New York State Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will screen the 1991 Robin Williams film, Hook, on Sunday, November 9 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free.

Monday 11/10

  • A Veterans Day assembly will be held at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School on Monday, November 10 at 1:15 pm. All military personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Gilboa-Conesville Central School will hold a Veterans Day program in the school auditorium on Monday, November 10 at 9 am.

Tuesday 11/11 – Veterans Day

  • The NY Volunteer: Songs and Stories of the Civil War will be presented at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford on Tuesday, November 11 at 2 pm. Admission is free. This presentation looks at New York’s involvement in the Civil War through eyewitness accounts, letters, diaries and songs.

Wednesday 11/12

  • A college night will be held at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School on Wednesday, November 12 from 5:30-7:30 pm. College representatives will be on hand to discuss financial aid and the admissions process. Call the guidance office at (518) 734-3400 for more information.

Thursday 11/13

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, November 13 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm at Stamford Central School, 1 River Street in Stamford.

Friday 11/14

  • Fashion Feeds Families, a fashion show fundraiser for the Windham food pantry, will be held at Fitness Concepts, Route 296 in Hensonville on Friday, November 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm. This event features a live runway show with the season’s hottest styles, raffle prizes, delicious desserts, appetizers and a wine tasting. Fashions will be supplied by local boutiques and retail shops. Tickets are $25 and include a swag bag filled with goodies, the wine tasting and 2 raffle tickets. Tickets are available by calling (518) 734-4266. Seating is limited. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, November 14 from 1-6 pm at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, State Route 30 in Grand Gorge.

Friday-Sunday 11/14-11/16

  • The Fortnightly Club of Catskill will hold its annual festival of trees at Anthony’s Banquet Hall, Route 23B in Leeds on Friday, November 14 from 7-10 pm; Saturday, November 15 from 11 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, November 16 from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be decorated trees, wreaths, vendors, live entertainment, food and a visit from Santa.

Saturday 11/15

  • Effective Saturday, November 15 hours at the West Kill post office will be reduced. The customer service window will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 am until noon. Access to post office boxes in the lobby will be 24/7.

  • Play free rounds of turkey BINGO at the Conesville United Methodist Chapel Church on Saturday, November 15 at 2 pm. Suggested donation is one, unexpired, nonperishable food item to donate to the food pantry, if you can. For each round of BINGO there will be a prize of a Thanksgiving dinner fixing. Who know? Maybe you could win a turkey.

Saturday & Sunday 11/15 & 11/16

  • The Greene Room Players will present the musical revue Letters to Santa at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 16 at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for seniors, and $20 for adults.

Sunday 11/16

  • An early Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Kedemah Lodge, Main Street in Cairo on Sunday, November 16 from 4-7 pm. Take outs will be available.

  • The New York State Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will screen the 2007 Robin Williams film, August Rush, on Sunday, November 16 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free.

Monday 11/17

  • The WAJ Booster Club will meet downstairs in the school’s elementary art room on Monday, November 17 at 6 pm. The Booster Club is a nonprofit parent/coach membership that raises funds for camps and clinics, and sponsors banquets for our athletes. New members and ideas to help support WAJ’s athletic program are always welcome.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, November 17 from 12-6 pm at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill.

Tuesday 11/18

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, November 18 from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm at Cairo-Durham High School, Route 145 in Cairo.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Tuesday, November 18 from 10 am to 4 pm at Catskill High School, 341 West Main Street in Catskill.

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a business after hours meeting at the Bank of Greene County in Catskill on Tuesday, November 18 from 5-7 pm. RSVP by calling (518) 943-4222 or email info@GreeneCountyChamber.com.

Sunday 11/23

  • The New York State Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will screen the 1998 Robin Williams film, Patch Adams, on Sunday, November 23 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free.

Monday 11/24

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, November 24 from 1-6:30 pm at the First Reformed Church, 1663 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

Saturday 11/29

  • The Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, Robert Manno, conductor, will perform at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, November 29 at 8 pm. The program will include music by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart and Haydn. Advance tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $7 for students. Tickets at the door are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $7 for students. Reservations may be made by calling (518) 821-3440 or visit CatskillMtn.com
    https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=180451

  • A pop-up farm and gift market will be held at the West Kill Community Hall on Saturday, November 29 from 10 am until 2 pm. There will be farm products, produce, meat, cheese, hot and cold foods, homemade bread, knitted and sewn items, rustic wood furniture, jewelry, holiday wreaths and cards, art, photography, and more. Artists and artisans have been invited to sell their wares.

  • The Mountain Top Small Animal Sanctuary, a not-for-profit rescue located in Haines Falls, will hold its annual Christmas fair fundraiser at Hunter Elementary School on Saturday, November 29 from 9 am until 4 pm. New vendors are welcome. For information call Linda at (518) 589-5760.

  • The Greenville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold its 23rd annual Christmas craft fair at the firehouse on Route 32 in Greenville on Saturday, November 29 from 10 am to 3 pm. All items are handmade and homemade.

Sunday 11/30

  • The New York State Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim will screen the 2006 Robin Williams film, RV, on Sunday, November 30 at 2 pm. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free.

 



- 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.

- 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, November 13: 11:30-4:30 at Stamford Central School, 1 River St. in Stamford.

  • Friday, November 14: 1-6pm at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, Rt. 30 in Grand Gorge.

  • Monday, November 17: Noon-6 at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave. in Catskill.

  • Tuesday, November 18: 8:30-2:30 at Cairo-Durham High School, Rt. 145 in Cairo.

  • Tuesday, November 18: 10-4pm at Catskill High School, 341 West Main St. in Catskill.

  • Monday, November 24: 1-6:30 pm at the First Reformed Church, 1663 Helderberg Trail in Berne.



 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.

  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Laroux: Peak Colors, an exhibition of paintings by Jack Laroux, will be on display at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter through Sunday, November 9. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 3:30 pm.
     
  • Rock, Paper, Scissor, a collage and assemblage exhibition, will be on display at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street in Catskill through Saturday, November 15. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 12-5 pm. Admission is free.
     
  • Colors of the Catskills will be on exhibit at the Frisbee Agency Gallery, 384B Main Street in Catskill through Friday, December 5.
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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

    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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