Facebook page is a great resource for current news and
happenings on the mountaintop. Check it out!-
- If you are interested in talking with a facilitator who can
help you apply for the Affordable Health Care Act Insurance, please
call the Columbia-Greene Health Care Consortium at (518) 822-9600.
- The Rip Van Winkle Boy Scout Council is in search of
young men on the mountain top who are interested in fun and
adventure. Any boys going into first grade through 18 years of age
please contact Lee Roush at (518) 589-5812, Chris Dunn at (518)
947-0317 or go to
BeAScout.Scouting.org to find your nearest pack or troop.
- Applications for the Community Arts Grant
Decentralization Program for Columbia and Greene counties are
now available for the 2014 funding cycle. Visit
applications, guidelines, workshop schedules and locations,
deadlines and more information. To register for a workshop, please
call (518) 943-3400 or email
- The Greene County Historical Society’s 2014 calendar,
featuring a dozen food and lodging establishments, is now on sale at
the Society’s Vedder Research Library in Coxsackie for $19.95. Mail
orders can be placed by calling Jennifer at (518) 731-1033 or
- Prattsville residents are urged to complete an online
www.SurveyMonkey.com/S/RebuildPrattsvilleSurvey or to pick up a
hard copy at the Prattsville Town Hall, Beth’s Café, Jim’s Great
American, Young’s Agway, or the post office.
- 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.
- 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.
March is colon cancer awareness month. Cancer Services of
Columbia and Greene Counties offers free cancer screenings to
uninsured men and women who are between the ages of 50 and 64.
Stop by the Windham Pharmacy on
Saturday, March 8 between 10 am and 2 pm
to pick up your free colorectal cancer screening kit. Call (518)
for more information.
The annual corned beef dinner will be held at the Masonic Lodge
on Main Street in Windham on
Saturday, March 8 from 4-7 pm.
The menu includes corned beef, boiled potatoes, cabbage,
carrots, rye and Irish soda bread, coffee, and dessert.
Take-outs will be available. $12 for adults, $5 for children.
The Catskill High School French Club will host an indoor flea
market at the school, 341 West Main Street in Catskill on
Saturday, March 8 from
10 am to 3 pm. Admission, which
includes a door prize ticket, is $2 for adults, $1 for students
A live auction of original card deck artwork from the
Playing with a Full Deck exhibit will be held at the
Greene County Council on the Arts’ Catskill Gallery, 398 Main
Street in Catskill on Saturday, March 8 from
12-7 pm. A limited edition of
500 decks of cards are also available for $50 by calling
(518) 943-3400 or ordered online at
There will be a chicken barbeque at the Grand Gorge firehouse on
Saturday, March 8 from 11:30 am
until they’re sold out. Chicken halves are $6.50, sides of
potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans and coleslaw will be
available for an additional charge. Take-outs only. Proceeds
will benefit the March for Babies Team.
Learn about the hemlock wooly adelgid, an invasive insect, at
the NY Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor Center, 1378
Route 30 in North Blenheim on
Saturday, March 8 from 10 am until 2 pm.
Track its spread using GPS technology and other techniques,
learn how to count and survey invested hemlock trees. Wear warm
outdoor clothing and good boots, bring water and snacks.
The Roxbury Arts Group will present an evening of contemporary
dance, featuring principle dancers from the Martha Graham
Company, at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in
Saturday, March 8 at 7 pm.
Advance tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for students and
seniors. All tickets are $24 the day of the event and may be
Sunday 3/9 – Daylight Saving Time
Alexander Nemerov, Professor in the Arts and Humanities at
Stanford University, will present The Chiaroscuro of
Thomas Cole at Temple Israel, 220 Spring Street in
Sunday, March 9 at 2 pm. Tickets
are $9 per person or $7 for members of the Thomas Cole National
Historic Site and admission is on a first-come, first-served
The narrated color slide presentation Ausome Australia,
part of the winter travelogue series, will be presented at the
NY Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor Center, 1378 Route
30 in North Blenheim on
Sunday, March 9 at 2 pm.
Wildlife photographer Gerry Lemmo shows us Australia’s Northern
Queensland, with awe-inspiring photos of tropical rainforests,
waterfalls, pastureland, the Outback and Great Barrier Reef.
Admission is free.
The 4th graders at
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School will be selling Brooks'
barbeque chicken at the school on Thursday, March 13 from 3:30-6
pm. Chicken halves are $6, no dinners. Take-outs only. Tickets
are available from any 4th grader or at the door.
The Hunter Civic Association will hold its March dinner meeting
at Curran’s Restaurant, Route 23A in Tannersville, next to the
Post Office, on
Thursday, March 13 at 6 pm.
Dinner is $25 per person. Each year the group raises money for
scholarships for two seniors at Hunter-Tannersville high school.
The group meets year round on the second Thursday of the month.
for more information.
The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host Energy
Efficiency is Within Your Reach, a lunch and learn
event, on Thursday, March 13 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the
Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23 in Acra. Email
or call (518) 943-2222 to register.
Every Thursday through April the Athens fire department will
hold a pizza and wings night from
4:30-7 pm. Delivery is available
in the village by calling
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on
Thursday, March 13 from
10 am to 3 pm at Robinson
Terrace Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, 28652 Route 23
Every Friday during the Season of Lent, from
March 7 through April 11, the
Stations of the Cross will be held at St. Theresa of the Child
Jesus in Windham at 6:30 pm.
Trainers from the New York State Department of State will
present two courses, Enforcement of Zoning and Other Local
Laws, and Revising Zoning, at the Halcott
Grange, 264 Greene County Route 3 in Halcott Center on
Thursday, March 20 from 4-8 pm.
Dinner will be provided. (The weather date is
Thursday, March 27.) All elected
and appointed officials of municipal planning boards and zoning
boards of appeal will have an opportunity to satisfy their
state-mandated annual training requirement at this free training
session. Please RSVP by calling
(845) 254-4180 or email
Friday, March 14.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on
Friday, March 14 from
1-6 pm at the Grand Gorge Fire
House, 60753 State Highway 30 in Grand Gorge.
The Charlotteville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a buffet
dinner at the firehouse, 634 Charlotte Valley Road in
Charlotteville on Friday, March 14 from 5-7:30 pm. The menu
includes corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, Irish soda bread,
baked ziti, green bean casserole, salad, rolls, and dessert.
Adults $9.95; $5 for kids ages 6-12, and kids under 6 eat free.
A book and bake sale will be held at the Grand Gorge United
Methodist Church on
Saturday, March 15
Mine Kill State Park will hold a backyard maple sugaring program
at the NY Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor Center, 1378
Route 30 in North Blenheim on
Saturday, March 15 from 11 am to 12:30 pm.
Learn how to choose a proper tree, how and where to tap, how to
collect the sap, and how to make maple syrup on your barbeque
grill, turkey fryer, wood stove or kitchen stove. Admission is
free. Please register in advance by calling
The Catskill Forest Association will hold a maple gathering in
Saturday, March 15 from 1-3 pm.
See how one maple producer boils maple sap into maple syrup.
Pre-registration is required. Call
(845) 586-3054 for directions.
The Windham Chamber of Commerce’s annual maple fest will be held
at Christman’s Windham House, Route 23 in Windham on
Sunday, March 16. A pancake
breakfast will be served from
8 am until noon. $10 for adults,
$8 for children. Visit the sugar house to see how maple syrup is
The Hunter Fire Company will host a community breakfast at the
Hunter Firehouse, 17 Bridge Street in Hunter on
Sunday, March 16 from 8 am until noon.
The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes,
biscuits, sausage gravy, home fries, juice, coffee, and tea. $8
for adults, $6 for students. Hunter will host the 2014 Greene
County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention.
Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street, will
celebrate the holiday of Purim on
Sunday, March 16 at 10:30 am
with a spiel (Rabbi Zoe’s telling the story of Purim with
puppets), followed by a carnival with games and prizes. Children
are encouraged to bring their parents, grandparents and friends,
and to wear costumes and/or masks. Please bring donations of
sweets, dried fruit, nuts, juice boxes and decorations for the
gift baskets. You need not be a member of Temple Israel to join
in this celebration, as it is open to everyone in the community.
The West Athens-Lime Street fire company will hold an
all-you-can-eat breakfast at the West Athens Firehouse #2 on the
Leeds-Athens Road on Sunday, March 16 from 8 am until noon. Free
The Knights of Columbus will hold their annual corned beef and
cabbage dinner at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 27 Harper Street in
Stamford on Sunday, March 16 from 1-4 pm. $9 for adults, $4 for
children under 12.
Climbing Devils Tower,
part of the winter travelogue series, will be presented at the
NY Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor Center, 1378 Route
30 in North Blenheim on
Sunday, March 16 at 2 pm.
Motivational speaker Dr. Tom Denham leads us on a climb up
Devils Tower in Wyoming’s Black Hills, the volcanic backdrop to
the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Admission is free.
Monday 3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Family art activities will be held at 76 Main!, 76 Main Street
in Stamford on
Monday, March 17 at 10 am. This
program is for newborns to 4 years old and their adult friends.
All children must have an adult companion to work with. Free
The Arkville Fair will be held on
Saturday, July 12 from 10 am to 3 pm.
Please register before
Tuesday, April 1 as vendor space
is very limited. Call
(845) 586-1600 or email
The Greenville Rotary Club will host Mike Naughton’s Yankee
Doodle Circus at the Greenville high school gym, 4979 State
Route 81 in Greenville on Saturday, March 22 with show times at
1, 4 and 7 pm. Adult advance tickets are $14.75 each, which
includes 2 free tickets for children under 14. To order go to
http://GetCircusTickets.com/. Prices at the door
will be $18 for adults and $6 for children.
Greene County Public Health will hold a rabies clinic for dogs,
cats and ferrets at the Medway-Grapeville firehouse on Route 51
in New Baltimore on Wednesday, March 26 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.
A pop-up farmers’ market will be held at the West Kill/Lexington
Community Hall on Spruceton Road in West Kill on Saturday, March
29 from 10 am until noon. There will be homemade bread,
locally-raised beef, maple syrup, herbal soaps and creams, local
eggs, mushrooms, cheese, smoked garlic, hot sauce, sandwiches,
quiches, baked goods, jewelry, photographs, mugs, and live
A gourmet pancake dinner,
to benefit the Jewett Food Pantry,
will be held at the Jewett Church Hall on County Route 17
in Jewett on
Saturday, March 29 from 5-7 pm.
The menu includes apple cinnamon, banana, blueberry, chocolate
chip, pumpkin pecan, and plain pancakes topped with your choice
of chocolate sauce, real maple syrup, sausage gravy,
strawberries, and real whipped cream. There will be applesauce
and bacon, too. Free will offering.
The 26th annual Beaux Arts Ball will be held at the Copper Tree
Restaurant at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, March 29 from 6:30 pm
until midnight. Admission is $150 per person. This dinner,
dancing, silent auction, masked ball and creative black tie
event benefits the Greene County Council on the Arts. Music
provided by Lex Grey and Her Naughty Cabaret, and Nite-Time.
Seating is limited. For reservations call Kay at (518)
GCCA@GreeneArts.org or visit
Monday, March 31 is the deadline for this year’s Town of Cairo
Hometown Heroes banner program. Contact the Cairo Historical
Society, PO Box 803, Cairo, NY 12413, call (518) 821-3852
CairoHistSociety@yahoo.com. Application forms and
other details will be found on this website
The Arkville Fair will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 10 am
to 3 pm. Please register before Tuesday, April 1 as vendor space
is very limited. Call (845) 586-1600 or email
The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a social media
seminar at Kirwan’s Game Store, 369 Main Street in Catskill on
Wednesday, April 2 from 5-7 pm. Learn how to utilize social
media applications to increase your business’ visibility and
drive brand recognition. Call (518) 943-4222 or email
to RSVP. There is a $15 registration fee for this event.
- 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
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.
- Thursday, March 13 from 10 am to 3 pm at Robinson Terrace
Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, 28652 Route 23 in
Friday, March 14 from 1-6 pm at the Grand Gorge Fire House,
60753 State Highway 30 in Grand Gorge.
Monday, March 17 from 12-5 pm at Charlotte Valley Central
School, 15611 State Highway 23 in Davenport.
Tuesday, March 18 from 12-6 pm at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45
North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill.
Friday, March 21 from 1-6 pm at St. John the Baptist Church,
4987 Route 81 in Greenville.
Wednesday, March 26 from 9 am to 3 pm at Catskill High School,
341 West Main Street in Catskill.
Friday, March 28 from 1:30-6:30 pm at Margaretville Hospital,
42158 State Highway 28 in Margaretville.
Monday April 14 from 1-6 pm at the Jay Gould Memorial Church
carriage house in Roxbury.
Monday, April 21 from 1-6 pm at Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake
Street in Stamford.
Monday, May 5 from 2-6 pm at Jefferson Central School, 1332
State Route 10 in Jefferson.
Friday, June 13 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm at Gilboa-Conesville
Central School, 132 Wyckoff Road in Gilboa, in memory of Jeffrey
Jones and Julie Paes.
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.
March – no meeting
Tuesday, April 1 at the Jewett Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, May 6 at the Lexington United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 3 at the Mitchell Hollow Mission Church in Windham
July & August – no meeting
Tuesday, September 2 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Windham
Tuesday, October 7 at the East Jewett United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 5 (Election Day is Tuesday, November 4) at
the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church in Windham
Tuesday, December 2 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.
2013 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 photography of Donna Cavanaugh will be on display at
Ulster Savings Bank, Main Street in Windham until
Tuesday, April 1.
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.
The Watercolor World of Karen Rhodes will be
on display at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main
Street in Hunter through Sunday, March 30. Gallery hours are
Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 3:30
The Whimsical World of Ruth Sachs: Artful New Works by
a Raku Master will be on display at the Kaaterskill
Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter through
Sunday, March 30. Gallery
hours are Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and
Sunday 10 am to 3:30 pm.
Catskill Mountain Views, an exhibition of 23
photographs by Edward C. Hansen, will be on display at the
Catskill Watershed Corporation, 905 Main Street in
Margaretville through Tuesday, April 15. Hours are
Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. All works are for sale
and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Thomas
Cole House Historic Site in Catskill.
Richard Kathmann: His Trees will be on exhibit
in the Walt Meade Gallery at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025
Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury from Tuesday, March 11 through
Saturday, April 26.
2013 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
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.
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.