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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
(607) 538-1049 to sign up. $20 of every entry will
benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
or go to
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
American Red Cross Blood Drives
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Call
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.
September 11 10am-3pm at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home,
Rt 23 in Stamford.
September 15 12-6 pm at the Catskill Elks Lodge,
45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill.
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.
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.
services are held at the Ashland United Methodist Church at 9
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
for more information.
Hunter Chamber of Commerce meetings are
held on the first Thursday of each month.
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.
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
ext. 1520; or call
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)
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.
Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM in
the upstairs meeting room in the Jewett Firehouse.
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
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
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
Sunday morning worship
services are held at the Lexington Mission at 9 AM.
services are held at the Lexington United Methodist Church at
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.
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
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
Windham – Hensonville, Maplecrest,
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
can also call Pat Merwin at the Jewett municipal building at
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
visit their website at
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.
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
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
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
You can call either office and request a program
listing be mailed to you as well.