UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

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- 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.

- Due to drought conditions the Village of Hunter Water Department has determined that a water shortage may be developing and are asking users to take these temporary, voluntary water conservation measures. Call (518) 263-5030 or 263-4020 with any questions.

·      Don’s water lawns and gardens, and only water newly seeded areas at night.

·      Use only full laundry and dishwasher loads.

·      Don’t wash vehicles.

·      Reduce shower time.

·      Fix any leaky plumbing.

·      Don’t fill swimming pools.

- Learn to play disc golf at Mine Kill State Park in North Blenheim on Mondays. New player starter packs are $25. Learn-to-play clinics are held every Monday in September, starting at 4:30 pm, doubles start at 5:30 pm. Meet outside the pool office. Call (518) 827-8690 for more information.

- The Greene County Rural Health Network is sponsoring a free, 8-week GreeneWalks contest that is open to all Greene County residents. Participants can walk anywhere, anytime they’d like. Start with only 10 minutes a day, then 20, then 30 minutes a day to create a lifelong habit that can help prevent obesity and other chronic diseases. The program runs through Friday, October 31. Four lucky winners will receive a $100 cash prizes and 50 participants will get free t-shirts. For additional information call (518) 943-5072 or email Melissa.Scheriff@gmail.com. Go to www.GreeneHealthNetwork.com to register and download a walking log.

-  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-Sunday 9/11-9/14

  • Catskill Mountain Thunder motorcycle rally will be held at the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham from Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14. The Marshall Tucker Band, Foghat, and Shovelhead will perform. Enjoy stunt shows, free demo rides, rodeo games, a vendor expo, and bike show with cash prizes. There will be a pub crawl Wednesday night and a pre-festival party on Thursday. Open to all bike brands; spectators welcome.

Saturday 9/13

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 Stop by with your photos and historical documents to be scanned.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

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

  • The Mountain Top Historical Society will hike South Mountain on Saturday, September 13. Meet at the Society’s campus on Route 23A in Haines Falls at 9 am. This hike is rated easy to moderate. It’s about 4 miles long with a possible excursion of another 2 miles. Participants must register by emailing Director@mths.org or calling (518) 589-6657.

  • The 37th annual chicken barbecue will be held at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill on Saturday, September 13. Continuous seating from 4-7 pm. Take outs will be available at 4. Dinner includes a half chicken, corn on the cob, homemade salads, and dessert. $13 for adults, $8 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids 4 and under with a paid adult. Call (518) 943-2042 to reserve your ticket.

  • The Kortright Wing Ding will be held on Cross Street in Bloomville on Saturday, September 13 from 11 am to 6 pm. This free family event features entertainment by Blues Maneuver, vendors and food.

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

Sunday 9/14

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

  • The Town of Lexington’s community picnic will be held on Sunday, September 14 from 11 am to 3 pm under the pavilion and on the grounds next to the municipal building. The town will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. Attendees are asked to bring either macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw or chips.
     
  • Community Life Church will hold a 4 person golf scramble at Thunderhart Golf Course, 2740 County Route 67 in Freehold on Sunday, September 14. Registration and lunch at noon, 1 pm tee time. $75 per player includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, chicken barbecue dinner, and prizes. Proceeds go to Good Tidings Christian Camp for Kids in Cornwallville. To register call or text Tom Plank at (518) 929-0134 or email DareCop1700@yahoo.com.
     
  • 60 Years Gone: Remembering Arena, a slide show presented by author Diane Galusha about the community lost to the Pepacton Reservoir, will be shown at the Historical Society of Middletown Hall, 778 Cemetery Road in Margaretville on Sunday, September 14 at 1 pm. Admission is $2 for members and $4 for non-members.

Monday 9/15

  • The Greene Room Players are offering Zumba fitness classes on Mondays starting September 15 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Rebecca Nicholls Hoagland will be the instructor. Each class is $10 and is open to ages 14 and up. Classes will be held in the dance studio above the Antique Center on Main Street in Tannersville. Bring comfortable clothes, shoes and water. No experience necessary. Call (518) 263-4030 for more information.

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

Wednesday 9/17

  • The Gilboa Historical Society will meet at the Town Hall on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 pm. Jeff O’Connor will speak on the history of the Schoharie valley in the 17th century. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

  • Interested in attending a Citizen Preparedness Corps training session in your area? Visit Prepare.NY.Gov to register and view the full list of courses. New Yorkers are also urged to sign up for the Skilled Volunteers Registry, where those with a skill or trade can volunteer to help their communities overcome and recover quickly after a disaster or other type of emergency. The Citizen Preparedness Corps has equipped thousands of New Yorkers this year with the skills and tools needed to act in the event of a disaster. Administered by the New York National Guard, the training course provides an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. At completion, participants will receive a certificate and a free Citizen Preparedness Starter Kit (one per family). The kit includes a first-aid kit, face mask, pocket radio with batteries, food bars, emergency blanket and other key items to help citizens in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The next course taking place in our area will be in Margaretville on Wednesday, September 17 at Margaretville Central School, 415 Main Street from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Thursday 9/18

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

Friday 9/19

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

  • The Grand Gorge Rescue Squad will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, September 19 from 1-6 pm at the Grand Gorge firehouse, 60753 State Highway 30 in Grand Gorge. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.

Saturday 9/20

  • The Hunter Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, September 20 at 8 pm. Grammy award winner Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, and friends from Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band will perform. Tickets are $65 if purchased by Friday, September 12, $85 after that date. The pre-show wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres from 6:30-8 pm are an additional $25. The post show backstage meet and greet is an additional $50. To purchase tickets call (518) 589-5050 or visit HunterFoundation.org.
    http://HunterFoundation.org/Larry-Campbell-Teresa-Williams-and-Friends-Live-on-Saturday-September-20th/

  • Betsy Jacks, Director of the Thomas Cole House, will give a lecture on heritage tourism at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville on Saturday, September 20 at 1 pm.

  • 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’ annual garden party of food, music, original art works and products will be held at the Beattie-Powers Place, Bridge and Prospect Avenue in Catskill on Saturday, September 20 from 1-5 pm. Advance tickets are $25 for members, $40 for non-members. Prices at the gate are $5 more. Children ages 15 and under are free. Purchase tickets at GreeneArts.org, email GCCA@GreeneArts.org, or call (518) 943-3400.

  • 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 Chair/Rail Project will hold its chair auction at the Stamford Railroad Station, 21 Railroad Avenue in Stamford on Saturday, September 20. The preview is at 2 pm and the auction begins at 3. The funds raised will help with the upkeep of the station, an historic treasure used by community groups. Chairs were donated by well-known artists and community members. Food will be provided by the Stamford Rotary.

Monday 9/22

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

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

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, September 22 from 1-6 pm at the Cairo Town Hall, 512 Main Street in Cairo.

Tuesday 9/23

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

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

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

Wednesday 9/24

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

  • The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties’ mobile unit will offer breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured men and women at Tops, 127 Main Street in Stamford on Wednesday, September 24 from 9 am to 3 pm. This program is open to women over 40 and men over 50. There are no income guidelines to be eligible for screenings. Please call (607) 433-3706 to schedule an appointment.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, September 24 from 8 am to 1 pm at Berne-Knox-Westerlo high school, 1738 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

Thursday 9/25

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

  • Temple Israel of Catskill, located at 220 Spring Street in Catskill, will hold a special children’s service on Thursday, September 25 at 2 pm.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, September 25 from 1:30-6:30 pm at Margaretville Hospital, State Highway 28 in Margaretville.

Friday 9/26

  • The Cairo Historical Society will hold a ribbon cutting at the Cairo Railroad Depot on Railroad Avenue in Cairo on Friday, September 26 at 2 pm. Roger Liller will give a presentation on The Life and Times of the Catskill Railroad in Cairo at 3 pm in the Community Room of the Cairo Library. There will also be a train display by Johnathan Munster and refreshments by Roosterdoodles Café & Bakery. Good will donation, all are welcome.

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, September 26 from 12-5 pm at Charlotte Valley Central School, Route 23 in Davenport.

Saturday & Sunday 9/27 & 9/28

  • The music of Simon & Garfunkle will be 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. A special performance featuring the songs of Carol King, Gordon Lightfoot, Fleetwood Mac and James Taylor, prior to the main show, will transport you back to the golden age of American roots music. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Windham Library, by email at COWF12496@aol.com, by calling (518) 734-5655 or (201) 747-3594, or at the door. This performance is presented by the Community of Windham Foundation.

  • The 17th Great Catskill Mountain Quilt Show will be held at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28 from 10 am to 4 pm both days. Works by quilters from Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties will be on display. Admission is $4. For additional information call Frances at (607) 287-0773 or email Frances.Archibald@gmail.com.

Saturday 9/27

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

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

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

  • Joan Morales will present a program on New York State’s Confederate prisons at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville on Saturday, September 27 at 1 pm.

  • 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 and vocalist Michael Mwenso at the Villa Vosilla Boutique Resort Ballroom, 6302 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 pm. Call (518) 589-5060 for tickets.

  • Jim Cramer will teach a plein-air art class for children ages 8-12 at the Bronck Museum in Coxsackie on Saturday, September 27 from 10 am until 2 pm. The cost is $25 and materials are included. Students need to bring a bag lunch. Participants will work with charcoal pencils and tempera (water-based) paints. Enrollment is limited to 15 children. Call (518) 369-8307 to enroll and for more information.

  • RoxFest will be held at Plattekill Mountain, 469 Plattekill Mountain Road in Roxbury on Saturday, September 27 from 12-10 pm. Performers include the Brian Shafer Band featuring Sam Doyle and Becca Frame, John Scarpulla, Hello Seattle, Coyote Love, Tas Cru, Nick and friends, and Blues Maneuver. There will be a bounce house, sky rides, games and vendors. Admission is $25. Kids under 12 get in free with a paid adult ticket. Visit RoxFestNY.com for early bird tickets. Proceeds go to support the Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation.  RoxFestNY.com/Tickets--Gear.html

  • A cauliflower festival will be held at the Village Park in Margaretville on Saturday, September 27 from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be food, art and community exhibits, kids’ activities, and a tractor parade. Admission is free.

Sunday 9/28

  • The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual roast beef dinner at the firehouse on Route 145 in East Durham on Sunday, September 28 from 1-4 pm. Free-will donation. Take outs will be available.

  • The Cancer Services Program of Columbia & Greene Counties will provide life-saving cancer screenings to women ages 40-64 and men ages 50-64 who are uninsured. This program will be held at Dutchman’s Landing gazebo in Catskill on Sunday, September 28 from 1-3 pm. Key topics will include risk assessment, hereditary genetic testing, screenings, diagnosis and treatment, thriving beyond cancer, and how to care for yourself after a cancer diagnosis.

Thursday 10/2

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

Saturday 10/4

  • There will a pumpkin festival at the Ashland firehouse on Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Jazz pianist Dan Tepfer will perform Goldberg Variations/Variations at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, October 4 at 8 pm. Advance tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $7 for students. Prices at the door are $30, $25 for seniors and $7 for students. Link Here

  • The Columbia Greene Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Dutchman’s Landing Park, 1 Main Street in Catskill on Saturday, October 4. Registration begins at 9 am, the walk at 10. The route is 2 miles long. Sign up at AlzWalkCG.org or call (518) 867-4999.

  • A woodsmen’s festival, showcasing logging, sawing and woodworking history will be held at Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith on Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. The festival features demonstrations of lumberjack skills, a variety of woodworking exhibitors, tree walks, kids’ activities, food, music, and more. Admission for ages 13-64 is $9, $7 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under. AAA and military discounts are available.

Saturday & Sunday 10/4 & 10/5

  • The Ahimsa yoga and music festival will be held at Windham Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5.

Sunday 10/5

  • The annual heritage craft fair will be held, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Bronck Museum in Coxsackie on Sunday, October 5 from 12-5 pm. Traditional American crafters will offer all manner of handmade goods for sale. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, an ice-harvesting exhibit, food, a silent auction, and music performed by Running the River. Admission is free.

Saturday 10/11

  • Catskill Jazz Factory: Masters on the Mountaintop will perform at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, October 11 at 8 pm. For tickets and more information visit CatskillMtn.org.

  • The National Marionette Theater will present Hansel and Gretel at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, October 11 at 3:30 pm. Advance tickets are $10 and $7 for students. Tickets at the door are $12 and $7 for students. Order online at
    app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=205304

  • A farmers’ market will be held at the Lexington Municipal Building’s pavilion on Route 42 on Saturday, October 11 from 10 am until noon. There will be organic and conventionally grown produce, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, eggs, honey, baked goods, cut flowers, potted herbs and perennials, maple syrup, wine, cheese, garlic, mushrooms, baked goods, and herbal soaps. Visit Lexington NY Farmers Market on Facebook for a list of vendors.
    Facebook.com/LexingtonNYFarmersMarket

  • Gavin’s 7th annual Guinness Fest will be held at Gavin’s, 118 Golden Hill Road in Cornwallville on Saturday, October 11 from noon until midnight. Live music by Derek Warfield & the Young Wolf Tones, The Narrowbacks, Jameson’s Revenge, Celtic Cross Band and more. Admission and parking are free

Saturday & Sunday 10/11 & 10/12 – Columbus Day Weekend

  • The Women’s Guild and the Patchworkers will hold their annual boutique at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham on Saturday, October 11 from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, and Sunday, October 12 from 10 am until 2 pm. There will be crafts, gifts, baked goods, used books, a tag and treasure sale, and refreshments. A handmade quilt, wreath and wall hanging will be raffled.

  • The Windham Chamber of Commerce’s 20th annual Autumn Affair will take place along Main Street, Windham on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12. There will be craft and food vendors, music and much more.

  • The Cairo Chamber of Commerce will host the 21st annual Apple Harvest Festival at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo on Saturday, October 11 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, October 12 from 11 am to 5 pm. The Puppet People will present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Saturday, and Steppin’ Out and the Bobby Val Band will perform. On Sunday music will be provided by the Bobby Val Band and Whiskey Cross. There will be food, craft tents, kiddie rides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, build your own birdhouse with Home Depot, and Sean the magician both days. An apple pie baking contest will be held on Sunday at 1 pm. Admission is $3. Call (518) 622-3939 for more information.



-   Customers experiencing a financial hardship this winter are encouraged to apply for a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grant through their local Department of Social Services. Eligibility is determined by income and family size. Visit your energy provider’s website or http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/ for more information.

- Greene County has two economic development loan programs that provide funding for job-creating projects. The Quantum Fund and Microenterprise Assistance Program can assist businesses of all sizes with low-interest financing and technical assistance that can make your business dream a reality. For further information call (518) 719-3290 or go to www.GreeneEconomicDevelopment.com.

- Do you own a rental property? Are you a landlord who needs a little help fixing up your investment property? Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. is accepting applications for a HOME Rental Rehabilitation grant in Harpersfield, Kortright, and Stamford (including the Villages of Hobart and Stamford) in Delaware County; Ashland and Prattsville in Greene County; and Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie County. This program provides funds to address housing health, safety and accessibility issues, improve energy consumption and more. Tenant incomes in improved apartments must be 60% or below of your county’s HUD median income limits. This is an opportunity that should be considered by all landlords in the eligible towns and villages. This program provides funding to rehabilitate apartments or the common areas of an apartment building. While a landlord match is required, the grant pays for most of the work. Applications and fact sheets for these programs are available by calling (607) 652-2823. For more information visit WesternCatskills.org.

- Volunteers are needed, especially in the Windham area on Mondays and Fridays, to deliver meals and to provide transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers generally work one day a week or every other week. If you’re interested in volunteering or need more information, call Ruth Pforte at (518) 719-3555 or toll-free at (877) 794-9266, or email RPforte@DiscoverGreene.com. You can also call Pat Merwin at the Jewett municipal building at (518) 263-4392.

- Family Support Service, an organization that helps families supporting an individual with autism or a developmental disability living fulltime in their home, has expanded their services into Greene, Orange and Ulster counties. Their toll-free number (888) 750-2266 is manned 24/7 to answer questions about the program and the services they provide. Visit Occupations.org for further information.

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

- Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is asking for donations of food to support their pet food bank. The shelter’s current need is for dry cat and dog food. Donations may be dropped off on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM, or on Wednesday or Sunday from 9 AM to noon. They are also accepting gift cards and cash donations to purchase food. The address is 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534. The Food Bank is open for those in need of assistance on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. For more information call (518) 828-6044 or email RonPerez@cghs.org.

The Catskill Watershed Corporation has extended eligibility guidelines for its septic rehabilitation and replacement program. Homeowners in the five county NYC watershed west of the Hudson River, whose homes were built prior to November 2, 1995 and whose property is within 300 feet of a watercourse, are eligible to participate in the program. This program is voluntary. Homeowners who agree to participate will be reimbursed for the cost of pumping and inspecting the septic system to determine its condition. If repairs are needed, the CWC will pay for 100% of eligible costs of repairs for permanent residences, and 60% for non-primary residences. If you feel your property may be eligible, please call toll free (877) 928-7433 or (845) 586-1400 to arrange for a staff visit.


American Red Cross Blood Drives

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment to donate blood. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in NY), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Identification is required at the time of donation.

  • Thursday, September 11 10am-3pm at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home, Rt 23 in Stamford.
  • Saturday, September 13  8am-1pm at Scott M. Ellis elementary school, Rt 32 in Greenville
  • Monday, September 15  12-6 pm at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill
  • Thursday, September 18  1-6 pm at the Rip Van Winkle Country Club, 3200 Route 23A in Palenville.
  • Friday, September 19  1-6 pm at the Grand Gorge firehouse, Rt. 30 in Grand Gorge.
  • Monday, September 22  1-6 pm at the Cairo Town Hall, 512 Main Street in Cairo.
  • Wednesday, September 24  8am-1pm at Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School, Rt. 443 in Berne.
  • Thursday, September 25 1:30-6:30 pm at Margaretville Hospital, Rt. 28 in Margaretville.
  • Friday, September 26  12-5 pm at Charlotte Valley Central School, Route 23 in Davenport.

Golf Tournaments

Community Life Church will hold a 4 person golf scramble at Thunderhart Golf Course, 2740 County Route 67 in Freehold on Sunday, September 14. Registration and lunch at noon, 1 pm tee time. $75 per player includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, chicken barbecue dinner, and prizes. Proceeds go to Good Tidings Christian Camp for Kids in Cornwallville. To register call or text Tom Plank at (518) 929-0134 or email DareCop1700@yahoo.com.


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Ashland

  • A free wellness clinic for Greene County residents, sponsored by the Windham Rotary and the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, will be held at the Ashland Town Hall, Route 23 in Ashland every third Thursday of the month from 5-8 PM. Free clinic services to be offered include acupuncture, massage, reiki, yoga, chiropractic services, mental health and nutrition counseling, and feldenkrais (gentle pain-relieving movement). Call Peg at (518) 989-6491 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be seen if scheduling is available.

  • Sunday services are held at the Ashland United Methodist Church at 9 AM.

  • A breaking habits support group meets every Friday night in the Ashland Community Hall, across from the post office, from 7-8 PM. Call Gary at (518) 819-9554 for more information.

Cairo

  • Cairo Rotary meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM for a dinner meeting at The Bavarian Manor Country Inn in Purling.

  • The women’s group for breast cancer patients and survivors meets every third Monday of the month from 6-7:30 PM at the Cairo Town Hall Court Room, 512 Main Street in Cairo. For more information call (845) 339-4673.

Catskill

  • The fitness center, located in the Catskill High School, is open for public use Monday thru Friday from 5-9 PM and weekends from 7 AM to 4 PM. The cost is $1 per use. Please use the entrance located on the side of the building between the auditorium and the gym. An attendant is on duty during the times the facility is open.

  • The Community Action of Greene County’s Food Pantry at 53 South Jefferson Avenue in Catskill is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4 PM.

Coxsackie

  • Lighten the Load, a weight loss support group, meets every Monday at 6 PM at the Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Avenue in Coxsackie. Wear comfortable clothing. Suggested donation is $5. Call Jeffrey at (518) 478-5414 for more information.

Durham – Durham, East Durham, Oak Hill

  • The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Knock Council #6439 meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Council Hall located on Route 145 in East Durham. New members are always welcome.

Greenville – Freehold, Greenville

  • The Freehold Church, located on County Route 67 in Freehold, is offering a free soup night on Thursdays from 4-6 PM. Free soup, bread, coffee and tea to anyone in need. All are welcome.

  • A 12-Step Workshop for individuals who want help with hurts, hang-ups, or habits they would like to break takes place at the Greenville Christian Life Center on Mondays from 7-9 PM. Sessions are free. Call (518) 966-4519 with questions.

  • The Northeast Vietnam Veterans Association meets at the Greenville Library on the first Saturday of each month at 12:30 PM.

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

  • First Friday Shabbat services and Oneg (potluck meal) will be held on the first Friday of every month at the Hunter synagogue on Main Street in Hunter at 7 PM. Skiers welcome. Bring a dish if you like. Email Mike Alpern at AlpernM@aol.com for more information.
     
  • Hunter Chamber of Commerce meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.
     
  • A free creative writing workshop is offered at 2 PM every Saturday at the Village Square Bookstore & Literary Arts Center, 7950 Main Street in the Village of Hunter. Call (518) 263-2050 to sign up.
     
  • The Mountain Top Golden Agers meet at the Tannersville Village Hall the fourth Thursday of the month.
     
  • Earn Money - Share What You Know Do you have a skill or knowledge that you would like to share with others, while getting paid for your efforts? Become an instructor in the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District's Adult Education Program. You choose the days and times. HTC does the paperwork of advertising, registering participants, finding a location for your class, and handling fees. Contact HTC Adult Education Coordinator, Barbara at BSlutzky@HTCSD.org; (518) 589-5400, ext. 1520; or call (518) 263-4061.
     
  • Story time for children ages 3-6 is held at the Hunter Public Library Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11 AM. Call (518) 263-4655 for further information.
     
  • Bunt-Brewer American Legion Post 165 meets the first Wednesday of the month, April through January, at 7:30 PM at the legion headquarters in the Tannersville Firehouse. For information call Jim at (518) 263-5184.

  • The Kaaterskill United Methodist Church food pantry, located behind the Tannersville Village Hall, is open every Wednesday from 1-3 PM. If you have an emergency need or would like to donate non-perishable items, please call Bernice at (518) 263-4865.

Jewett – East Jewett, Jewett

  • The Jewett Senior Center, located on Route 23C just off Route 296 in Jewett, holds blood pressure clinics the second Tuesday of the month and also on the fourth Friday of the month at 11 AM. Call (518) 263-4392 for information.

  • The Jewett Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM in the upstairs meeting room in the Jewett Firehouse.

  • Sunday services are held at the Jewett Presbyterian Church at 9 AM.

  • The Jewett Food Pantry is open every Sunday from Noon until 2:30 PM at the Jewett Presbyterian Church.

Lexington – Lexington, West Kill

  • Every Wednesday morning a pre-school program will be held in the Lexington Mission food pantry meeting room from 10:30 AM to noon. There are stories, crafts, snacks and lots of fun. Call (518) 299-3227 for information.

  • A 12-step support group meets every Friday night in the Lexington Mission food pantry meeting room from 7-8 PM. Call Andy at (518) 487-8270 or Gary at (518) 819-9554 for more information.

  • The Lexington Mission Community Food Pantry will be closed for the winter. If you have an emergency need please call (518) 299-3227.

  • Sunday morning worship services are held at the Lexington Mission at 9 AM.

  • Sunday services are held at the Lexington United Methodist Church at 9:30 AM.

Prattsville

  • The Reformed Church of Prattsville holds Sunday Worship and Sunday School in the parsonage chapel, 14537 Main Street, across from Jim’s Great American, every Sunday at 11 am. All are welcome.

  • The Prattsville food pantry, in the Methodist Community Church, is open on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-6 PM.

  • Rebuild Prattsville magnetic car signs are available for $15 at the Prattsville Town Hall. All proceeds go toward that cause.

  • A community dinner is held in the Prattsville United Methodist Church hall on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 PM. Please bring a food dish to share.

  • Sunday school classes have resumed at the Prattsville United Methodist Church and are held on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 AM. Ages 3 and up are welcome and there is also an adult class that meets at the same time.

Windham – Hensonville, Maplecrest, Windham

  • VFW Post #1545 has partnered with the American Clothing Company of Glens Falls to have a clothing drop box located at the west end of the Post property on Route 23 in Windham. Area residents are encouraged to drop off any usable clothing and shoes that will go to needy persons throughout the state. This is an ongoing fundraiser for the Post that also benefits those in need of assistance.

  • Volunteers are needed, especially in the Windham area on Mondays and Fridays, to deliver meals and to provide transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers generally work one day a week or every other week. If you’re interested in volunteering or need more information, call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 or toll-free at (877) 794-9266, or email RPforte@DiscoverGreene.com. You can also call Pat Merwin at the Jewett municipal building at (518) 263-4392.

  • Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties WIC Program will be assisting families the third Tuesday of every other month from 10 AM to 2 PM at St Theresa’s Church in Windham. The WIC program is a nutrition education program available to pregnant and postpartum women and their children under the age of 5. Each family member is eligible for $70-$130 worth of food vouchers per month. Participants need to be income eligible for the program. Please call the Catskill WIC office at (518) 943-9082 to see if you qualify or have questions about your current WIC benefits. The office at 82 Woodland Avenue in Catskill is open 5 days a week.

  • A self-help program for young adults will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, Route 23 in Windham every Wednesday at 7 PM. Visit alateen.org to learn more. Anonymity is the basis of this program.

  • The Community of Windham Foundation is selling streamers to commemorate all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. They are $10 each and are available at Legacy Bank, Route 296 in Windham, or by calling Chris at (518) 734-5011. Proceeds will support youth and community programs.

  • The WAJPL Golden Age Club meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Windham Town Hall in Hensonville at 1 PM.

  • The Knights of Columbus Council 8533 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the church hall of St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.

  • Sgt. James F. Carty VFW Post 1545 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Dugout, lower Main Street, Windham.

  • Al Anon meetings are held every Wednesday at 6 PM at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.

  • St. Theresa’s Women’s Guild meets the first Friday of each month at 11 AM in the church hall at St. Theresa’s Church, 5188 Route 23 in Windham. All parishioners are welcome.

  • The Windham Food Pantry at Hope Restoration Church is open every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Call (518) 734-3826 for more information.

  • Sunday services are held at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church, Hope Restoration Church, and Mitchell Hollow Missions Church at 11 AM. Mitchell Hollow Missions Church holds Sunday school every Sunday at 10 AM. For more information about Mitchell Hollow Missions Church go to MitchellHollow.org.

Columbia County

  • A new breast cancer support group will meet in Hudson on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings will take place at 6 PM in the second floor conference room of the Columbia Healthcare Consortium, 325 Columbia Street. Space is limited, so please call (845) 339-4673 to reserve a spot. If you have any questions call that number or email Hope@BreastCancerOptions.org.

Delaware County

  • The Roxbury Library, located at 53742 State Highway 30 in Roxbury, directly opposite the United Methodist Church on Main Street, has new hours. The Roxbury Library, RLA Thrift Shoppe and the Irma Mae Griffin History Room will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Call (607) 326-7901 for further information.

  • CORE Values Thrift Store in Stamford is located at 112 Main Street, across from the Grand Union. CORE welcomes donations of clean, usable clothing, household items, toys, and furniture. No old computers, please. All donations are tax deductible. Money received through the sale of merchandise is distributed back to the community. Open Wednesday through Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. The phone number is (607) 652-4772.

Greene County

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

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

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

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

Schoharie County

  • The Gilboa Historical Society meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Gilboa Town Hall on Route 990V in Gilboa. There are no meetings in January and February. There is a short business meeting prior to a guest speaker and refreshments are served.

  • The Schoharie Valley Hay Shakers Square Dance Club hold dances at the Middleburgh Central Schools on the first and third Friday of the month from September through June, except January and February. All dances run from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Contact them by email at SVHayShakers@gmail.com or call (518) 595-9213 if you have any questions.

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

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

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

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

 


 Art Exhibits

  • The exhibition Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church will be on display at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill through Sunday, November 2. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $10, $9 for students and seniors.
     
  • Homeland, an exhibition celebrating the reopening of the Prattsville Art Center and Residency will be on display at the Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street in Prattsville until Sunday, September 28. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 pm and by arrangement.
     
  • Thomas Cole’s Honey, an exhibition of works by Stanley Maltzman, will be on view at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill through Thursday, October 2
     
  • 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.

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

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    2014 Greene County Council on the Arts Calendar of Events:

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


    Mountain Top Historical Society Hike Schedule - 2014

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

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

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

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












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