RIP-97.9 DATEBOOK
Events calendar and announcements
for the Great Northern Catskills region
 
Published: APRIL 11, 2013


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- Hunter elementary school has scheduled its Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10. Your child must be 4 years old for Pre-K or 5 for Kindergarten on or before December 1, 2013 to be eligible. Only children not already enrolled in HTC Pre-K need to register for Kindergarten. Please call (518) 263-4256 extension 2000 to schedule an appointment.

- Effective Saturday, April 6, the Windham Community Food Pantry, located at Hope Restoration Church in Windham, will extend their service to include families in Hunter, Lexington, Prattsville and Tannersville, in addition to the current coverage areas of Ashland, Hensonville, Jewett, Maplecrest and Windham.

-  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.

- Nominations for Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen are being accepted until Monday, April 1. Achievements must be voluntary in nature and not part of paid employment. If you know someone who deserves this recognition, briefly describe his or her accomplishments and contributions in one page or less, include the nominee’s name, address and phone number, and send to Greene County Department for the Aging, Greene County Office Building, 411 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414.

- The Friends of the Haines Falls Free Library are compiling a cookbook of recipes from our ethnically diverse mountaintop residents and former settlers, everything from appetizers to soups, entrees and desserts. If you have some favorite family recipes, please send them to Donna Bernard, Friends of the Haines Falls Free Library, PO Box 427, Tannersville, NY 12485. Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number.

- The Hunter Foundation, Inc. is seeking contractors who may be interested in submitting bids for upcoming moderate rehabilitation projects throughout the mountain top area. Contractors must carry liability insurance and worker’s compensation. If interested contact Annie at (518) 589-5050 Extension 10 or email Anne@HunterFoundation.org.

- 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.

- Free tax counseling for the elderly, and low and moderate-income individuals is available in Delaware County until Friday, April 12. This service is available by appointment only. Call (607) 746-6333 to schedule an appointment for either Tuesday, April 2 or Friday, April 12 at the Delaware County Office for the Aging, 6 Court Street in Delhi. Home-bound assistance is also available by calling this number. Taxpayers are to bring copies of their 2011 tax returns, wage and earnings statements (W-2), pension/social security/railroad retirement statements (1099P, SSA-1099, RRB-W-2P, RRB-1099), interest/dividend/etc. statements (all 1099 forms, homeowners should bring 2012 county/city and school tax statements, if you sold your home in 2012 bring all supporting paperwork pertaining to the sale and 1099S if you received one, unemployment compensation statement, Child Care Provider Information, social security numbers for all dependents and social security cards, any and all information about income and expenses.


Friday 4/12


Saturday 4/13


Sunday 4/14


Monday 4/15


Wednesday 4/17


Thursday 4/18


Friday 4/19


Saturday 4/20


Sunday 4/21


Monday 4/22


Wednesday 4/24


Friday 4/26


Friday & Saturday 4/26 & 4/27


Saturday 4/27


Saturday 5/4


Sunday 5/5


Saturday 5/18


Wednesday 5/22


Thursday 5/23


Saturday 5/25


Sunday 5/26


Friday & Saturday 5/31 & 6/1


Saturday & Sunday 6/1 & 6/2


Saturday 6/1


Thursday-Sunday 6/6-6/9


Saturday 6/8


Thursday-Saturday 6/13-6/15


Sunday 6/16


Sunday 6/23


Wednesday 6/26


Friday & Saturday 6/28 & 6/29


Sunday 6/30


Saturday 7/20



BULLETIN BOARD

- 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.

- The Hunter Foundation, Inc. is seeking contractors who may be interested in submitting bids for upcoming moderate rehabilitation projects throughout the mountain top area. Contractors must carry liability insurance and worker’s compensation. If interested contact Annie at (518) 589-5050 Extension 10 or email Anne@HunterFoundation.org.

- 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.

- StartHereGetThere.org lists local events, organized by geographic region, where New Yorkers can learn about financial aid programs and receive hands on assistance with their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at workshops staffed by financial aid administrators from colleges throughout the State. The site also provides a step-by-step tutorial for completing the FAFSA, college and financial aid planning information, informative videos, helpful tips and tools, and information about federal, state and college-sponsored aid including grants such as New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), and other scholarships, loans and work study programs. Students and families can receive personal assistance with their FAFSA questions throughout the month. Chat online weekdays on StartHereGetThere.org, email FAFSAHelp@hesc.ny.gov, or call 1-800-808-1790 weekdays from noon to 5 PM. Completing the FAFSA is the first step to obtaining financial aid. Families of college-bound students, as well as those currently attending college should complete the FAFSA as early as possible in January to have the best chance of receiving all the financial aid for which they are qualified.

- Are you a home owner in the Catskill-Delaware New York City Watershed who repaired or replaced your septic system during 2012 without help from the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC)? If so, you may be able to recoup those costs now. The CWC Board of Directors recently voted to allow reimbursement under the Septic Repair and Rehabilitation Program for 2012 septic repairs that occurred within the Watershed but outside priority areas. Adequate monies in the program fund allow the CWC to make this assistance available at year’s end. Homeowners who can show proof that repairs were completed before December 19, 2012, were approved by New York City Environmental Protection, and were paid for may fill out a CWC form to request reimbursement. Full-time residents may receive 100% of eligible costs, while part-time residents can get 60% of those costs reimbursed. Call (845) 586-1400 to obtain the reimbursement form.
  The ongoing Septic Repair and Rehabilitation Program can help homeowners located within 250 feet of a watercourse in the Catskill-Delaware Watershed. If you are experiencing difficulties with your on-site system, call the number above for information on how to participate in the program in 2013. Septic systems constructed after November 2, 1995 are not eligible for this program, but their owners may qualify for the Septic Maintenance Program, which pays for half the cost of pumping out and inspecting their systems. To learn more about other CWC programs to assist residents and businesses in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River, visit
CWCOnline.org.
 


Golf Tournaments

 

 

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.


 Town Directory

Ashland Cairo

Catskill

Coxsackie

Durham – Durham, East Durham, Oak Hill

Greenville

Hunter – Elka Park, Haines Falls, Hunter, Onteora Park, Platte Clove, Tannersville, Twilight Park

Jewett

Lexington

Prattsville

Windham – Hensonville, Maplecrest, Windham


 County Directory

Greene County

Delaware County


Schoharie County


Columbia County

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 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.

To make an appointment at one of the following locations, please call (518) 822-9600 or toll free (800) 980-5530.

GREENE COUNTY SITES

COLUMBIA COUNTY SITES


 Art Exhibits

  • Kindred Journeys I will be on exhibit at the Agroforestry Resource Center, State Route 23 in Acra thru Saturday, April 27. The show features oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors and prints by six members of the Hudson River Artists Guild: Patti Ferrara, Susan Kukle, Carol, Slutzky-Tenerowicz, Shiela Trautman, Marianne Tully and Linda Waldschmidt. Call (518) 622-9820 if you are planning to stop by to see the exhibit to ensure accessibility to the conference room.
  • The Glow Show, a storefront exhibition of light-based and video work by New York City and Hudson Valley artists will be on view after dark along Catskill’s Main Street thru Tuesday, April 30. Self-guided tour maps are available at GreeneArts.org or at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street in Catskill.
  • Over two dozen painting and photographs created by members of the Olive senior art class will be on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation, 905 Main Street in Margaretville through the end of April and can be seen weekdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Outside the Lines, the annual youth arts exhibition, will be on display at the Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street in Catskill thru Saturday, May 4. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Visit GCCAGreeneArts.org for more information.
  • My Kaddish: Personal Visions – Art & History Meet, works by Francia, will be on display at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street in Hunter thru Sunday, May 5. Gallery hours are Monday and Thursday from 12-4 PM, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and by appointment by calling (518) 263-2060.
  • Kindred Journeys II will be on exhibit at the Agroforestry Resource Center, State Route 23 in Acra from Saturday, May 4 thru Thursday, June 27. The show features oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors and prints by six members of the Hudson River Artists Guild: Athena Billias, Annie Borgenicht, Jamie Grossman, Mara Lehman, Michelle Moran and Linda Nicholls. Call (518) 622-9820 if you are planning to stop by to see the exhibit to ensure accessibility to the conference room.
  • The Making of the Hudson River School: More than the Eye Beholds will be on exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art, 125 Washington Avenue in Albany through Sunday, August 18. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 12-5 PM. Visit AlbanyInstitute.org for more information.
  • Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art will be on exhibit at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville thru Columbus Day weekend. Works by contemporary painters Athena Billias, Patti Ferrara, Carol Slutzky-Tenerowicz and the late Thomas Locker will be on display. The Zadock Pratt Museum is open to the public Thursday through Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM, with guided tours on the hour, the last one commencing at 4 PM. Admission is $10. This exhibit is intended to raise awareness about the importance of the Clove and the need for its preservation in the face of the environmental strain it has been under as tourists flock to its swimming holes, pollute the creek, leave garbage behind and spray-paint graffiti on the rock walls.
  • Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England will be on exhibit at Cedar Grove, the home of Thomas Cole, 218 Spring Street in Catskill from Wednesday, May 1 until Sunday, November 3. The house is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
     

    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 (518) 943-3400, visit their website at GreeneArts.org or email GCCA@GreeneArts.org.


    Catskill Mountain Foundation – 2013 Performing Arts Programs


     

     


    Mountain Top Historical Society Hike Schedule

    The Mountain Top Historical Society does not require membership for hike participation. We do, however, request that you register for each hike. Participants can register by going to the Contact Us page or calling (518) 589-6657. Please tell us your name, phone number and total in your party. The schedule is subject to change. Call Bob (518) 734-9701 or Larry (518) 734-4264 or check MTHS.org. Notification of changes, including cancellations due to weather, will be made up to the day of any given hike.


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