UPDATED: January 11, 2016

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- The Knights of the Road, Mountain Top Little League has a recycling container for bottles and cans at the former Kalliopi’s Restaurant on South Street, opposite Windham Mountain Inn. All proceeds benefit the Mountain Top Little League.

- Sacred Heart Church, Route 23A in Palenville has added a Sunday evening Mass at 5:30 pm to accommodate skiers, shoppers, employers, employees, and anyone else who finds it difficult to make it to earlier Masses on the weekend.

- Any Greene County resident who knows a veteran or has a loved one or friend serving in the military is encouraged to contact the Greene County Blue Star Mothers with their name so (s)he can be remembered throughout the year. Email to MaureenM857@yahoo.com. Please be sure to include name, address, email, branch of service, and birthday. With the holidays approaching the Mothers don’t want any military personnel or veteran to be forgotten.

- The Catskill Watershed Corporation is now accepting Watershed Education Grant proposals from schools and non-profit organizations serving students and teachers in the New York City West-of-Hudson Watershed and within the five boroughs of New York City. Applications are also available for projects intended for adult audiences. All proposals are due by Monday, February 1, 2016. Forms and guidelines are available at cwconline.org. Questions may also be directed to (845) 586-1400, ext. 306 or Galusha@cwconline.org. Ideas for projects, field trips, teacher training opportunities and links to watershed and environmental programs can be found at WatershEducators.org.

- Nominations for the annual Greene County Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen, in recognition of the contributions and achievements of seniors who have volunteered their time and energy to help other people, their communities, or special projects, are now being accepted. Any Greene County resident over 60 can be nominated. Call (518) 719-3555 for an official nomination form. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, January 31.

- Community Action of Greene County is sponsoring Project Warmth, which provides winter outerwear for Greene County families at no cost. Please call (518) 943-9205 to register or for more information.

- The fitness center at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School will be open to district residents, 18 years or older, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm. Call (518) 734-3400 ext. 1229 with any questions.

- Visit agroforestrycenter.org to register for a variety of free and low cost classes offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.


Thursday 1/14

·      The Windham food pantry will be open on Thursday, January 14 from 5-8 pm.

·      Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours meeting at Angela’s Pizzeria & Brewery, 4545 Route 32 in Catskill on Thursday, January 14 from 5-7 pm. RSVP by emailing info@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222.

·      Athens Fire Department on Third Street in Athens will serve pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks on Thursday, January 14 from 4-7 pm. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 to order.

·      A Brooks chicken and ribs barbecue will be held at the Hudson Elks Lodge, Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson on Thursday, January 14 from 3:30-6:15 pm. Take outs only. Call (518) 828-7079 for advance tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Hudson Flag Day Parade.

Friday 1/15

·      An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, January 15 from 1-6 pm at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, State Highway 30 in Grand Gorge.

·      A hot sub sale, to benefit the Hudson children’s book festival, will be held at the Hudson Central Fire Station on North 7th Street on Friday, January 15 from 11 am to 6 pm. The menu includes meatball, pepperoni, and sausage and pepper subs.

Saturday 1/16

·      The Windham food pantry will be open on Saturday, January 16 from 9 am until noon.

·      Walt Michael & Company, The New York Quartet, Tony Trischka, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, and Greg Dayton will perform a concert of folk, bluegrass and Celtic music at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, January 16 at 8 pm, doors open at 6:30. There will be a cash wine and beer bar. Advance tickets are $30, $35 at the door. Call (518) 263-2000 or purchase online. app.arts-people.com

·      Lexington Fire Company will hold a chicken barbeque at their firehouse on Route 42 on Saturday, January 16 from 3-5 pm. Chicken halves are $7. Chicken dinners, which include a half chicken, baked potato, salad, roll and dessert are $10. Take outs only.

·      A fire safety program by Firefighter Fran and Firestar will be presented at the Firefighter’s Museum, Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson on Saturday, January 16 starting at 10:30 am.

·      Members of the Bangladeshi community are invited to celebrate their Independence Day and the New Year at the former St. Mary’s School on Allen Street in Hudson on Saturday, January 16 from 12-8 pm.

·      Bob and Joanna Titus will give a presentation on the Hudson Valley in the Ice Age and Beyond in the community room of the Cairo Public Library on Saturday, January 16 at 1 pm. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling Sylvia at (518) 821-3852. Tickets are $5 at the door. (Snow date is Saturday, January 23 at the same time and place. Check the Cairo Historical Society’s Facebook page for updates.)

·      Roxbury Fire Department will hold its annual chicken barbecue at the Roxbury firehouse on Saturday, January 16. Chicken halves are $7 and will be ready to be picked up at 11:30 am.

·      A reading of the play Mothers and Sons, by Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally, will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road in Kingston on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 pm. Admission is by donation.

Sunday 1/17

·      A breakfast to benefit the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will be served at the East Durham Firehouse on Route 145 on Sunday, January 17 from 8 am until noon. The menu includes French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and juice. Take outs will be available, free willing offering. Breakfast will be served every Sunday through February 7.

·      A basketball game featuring the Harlem Wizards versus Franco’s Cats will be played at Catskill High School, 341 West Main Street in Catskill on Sunday, January 17 at 5 pm, doors open at 4. Advance tickets are $12, $10 for students, higher at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the school’s main office, or from any member of the Catskill Rotary Club or Catskill Interact. This is a fundraiser for the Class of 2017 Jimmie Franco Scholarship Fund.

·      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 in Athens on Sunday, January 17 from 8 am until noon. There will also be a bake sale. Freewill offering. Breakfasts will be served on the third Sunday of the month through April 2016.

·      The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration will be held at the Shiloh Baptist Church on Warren Street in Hudson on Sunday, January 17 at 6 pm.

·      The 2014 film Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, will be shown at the New York Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, January 17 at 2 pm. The film, popcorn and refreshments are free.

Wednesday 1/20

·      Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a women in business meeting at Empire Merchants North, 16 Houghtaling Road in Coxsackie on Wednesday, January 27 from 5-8 pm. Christel MacLean, founder of Curved Line Living, will be the guest speaker. Catered by Downtown Bistro. $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 20 by emailing Rebecca@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222.

·      An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, January 20 from 8:30 am until 2 pm at Margaretville Central School, 415 Main Street in Margaretville.

Thursday 1/21

·      Athens Fire Department on Third Street in Athens will serve pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks on Thursday, January 21 from 4-7 pm. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 to order.

·      The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at NBDC Bank, Churchill Avenue in Stamford on Thursday, January 21 at 8 am. This meeting is open to members and non-members.

·      An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, January 21 from 10 am until 2 pm at Robinson Terrace, Route 23 in Stamford.

Friday 1/22

·      An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, January 22 from 1-6 pm at Greenville Christian Life Center, 11693 Route 32 in Greenville.

Saturday 1/23

·      An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, January 23 from 7:30 am to 1 pm at the Helderberg Ambulance, 978 Cole Hill Road (aka Route 443) in East Berne.

Sunday 1/24

·      A breakfast to benefit the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will be served at the East Durham Firehouse on Route 145 on Sunday, January 24 from 8 am until noon. The menu includes French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and juice. Take outs will be available, free willing offering. Breakfast will be served every Sunday through February 7.

·      The 1963 film Lilies of the Field, starring Sidney Poitier, will be shown at the New York Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, January 24 at 2 pm. The film, popcorn and refreshments are free.

Monday 1/25

·      Catskill Town Historian Eugene Edwards will give a presentation on the history of Palenville at the Palenville firehouse on Monday, January 25 at 6:30 pm All are invited to attend.

Thursday 1/28

·      Athens Fire Department on Third Street in Athens will serve pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks on Thursday, January 28 from 4-7 pm. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 to order.

Friday 1/29

·      Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Field Goods, 742 Schoharie Turnpike in Athens on Friday, January 29 from 3-6 pm.

Saturday 1/30

·      A cabin fever dance will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Saturday, January 30 from 7-10 pm. Music by the Bobby Val Band. There will be light food and refreshments.

·      An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, January 30 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, State Highway 30 in Roxbury.

Sunday 1/31

·      A breakfast to benefit the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will be served at the East Durham Firehouse on Route 145 on Sunday, January 31 from 8 am until noon. The menu includes French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and juice. Take outs will be available, free willing offering. Breakfast will be served every Sunday through February 7.

·      The 1991 film Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, starring Gabrielle Anwar, will be shown at the New York Power Authority’s Visitors Center, 1378 Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, January 31 at 2 pm. The film, popcorn and refreshments are free.

Thursday 2/4

·      Athens Fire Department on Third Street in Athens will serve pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks on Thursday, February 4 from 4-7 pm. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 to order.

Saturday 2/6

·      The annual ice harvest festival will be held at Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith on Saturday, February 6 from 10 am until 4 pm. The day features interactive ice harvesting, ice sculpting and blacksmithing demos, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice fishing, bonfires, snowman village, and a hot soup buffet. Admission is $9 for adults, free for museum members and kids 12 and under.

Sunday 2/7

·      A breakfast to benefit the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will be served at the East Durham Firehouse on Route 145 on Sunday, February 7 from 8 am until noon. The menu includes French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and juice. Take outs will be available, free willing offering.

·      Thomas Cole and the Ohio Statehouse, a presentation by Robert Loversidge, will be given in the New Studio at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, February 7 at 2 pm. Tickets are $9, $8 for members.

·      The Germantown American Legion will serve breakfast at 1154 Woods Road in Germantown on Sunday, February 7 from 8-11 am.

Thursday 2/11

·      Athens Fire Department on Third Street in Athens will serve pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks on Thursday, February 11 from 4-7 pm. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 to order.

·      The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Valentine’s power networking luncheon at Red’s Restaurant, Route 9W in Coxsackie on Thursday, February 11 from 12-1:30 pm. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. RSVP by emailing info@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222.

Saturday 2/13

·      The Alexis P. Suter Band and Ray Blue Organ Trio will perform a concert of gospel, soul and inspirational music at the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Hunter on Saturday, February 13 at 8 pm. Advance tickets are $30, $35 at the door. Call (518) 263-2000 or purchase online. app.arts-people.com

Thursday 2/18

·      Athens Fire Department on Third Street in Athens will serve pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks on Thursday, February 18 from 4-7 pm. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 to order.

Thursday 2/25

·      Greene County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours meeting at Bistro 27 at the Catskill Golf Club, 27 Brooks Lane in Catskill on Thursday, February 25 from 5-7 pm. RSVP by emailing info@GreeneCountyChamber.com or call (518) 943-4222.

·      Athens Fire Department on Third Street in Athens will serve pizza, wings and mozzarella sticks on Thursday, February 25 from 4-7 pm. Free delivery in the village. Call (518) 945-2599 to order.

Sunday 3/6

·      The Germantown American Legion will serve breakfast at 1154 Woods Road in Germantown on Sunday, March 6 from 8-11 am.

Sunday 3/13

·      Thomas Cole’s Country Houses, a presentation by William Coleman, will be given in the New Studio at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm. Tickets are $9, $8 for members.

Tuesday 4/5

·      An ecumenical meeting will be held at the Jewett Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 5.

Sunday 4/10

·      Artists’ Homes and Studios as Archive and Romance, a presentation by Wanda Corn, will be given in the New Studio at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, April 10 at 2 pm. Tickets are $9, $8 for members.

Sunday 5/1

·      The Germantown American Legion will serve breakfast at 1154 Woods Road in Germantown on Sunday, May 1 from 8-11 am.

 

 

 

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.

  • Tuesday, January 12 from 2-7pm at the Palatine Park Youth Activity Building, Palatine Park Rd., Germantown.

  • Wednesday, January 13 from 12-6 pm at the United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill.

  • Friday, January 15 from 1-6 pm at the Grand Gorge Firehouse, Rt. 30 in Grand Gorge.

  • Wednesday, January 20 from 8:30 am until 2 pm at Margaretville Central School, 415 Main St., Margaretville.

  • Thursday, January 21 from 10 am until 2 pm at Robinson Terrace, Route 23 in Stamford.

  • Friday, January 22 from 1-6 pm at Greenville Christian Life Center, 11693 Route 32 in Greenville.

  • Saturday, January 23 from 7:30 am to 1 pm at the Helderberg Ambulance, Rt 443 in East Berne

  • Saturday, January 30 from 9am-1pm at the Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, Rt. 30 in Roxbury.

  • Thursday, February 4 from 1-6 pm at the Hudson Elks Lodge, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.

  • Monday, February 8 from 1-6 pm at the Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake Street in Stamford.

  • Friday, February 19 from 12-6 pm at Sacred Heart Hall, Route 23 in Stamford.

  • Saturday, February 20 from 8 am until 1 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo.



- If you live in the Tannersville area and you’re caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, there is help available. The Alzheimer’s Association is starting a support group for caregivers in the region. If you feel overwhelmed by caregiving, a support group could be the answer. These monthly gatherings provide a place to share your challenges, exchange information, express your feelings, and talk to others like you. Call Erica at (518) 867-4999, ext. 303 to find out more.

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

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

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

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

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

- 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.



 Art Exhibits

  • The exhibit Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect will open in the new studio at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

    ·   Creating Landscapes, a solo exhibit of paintings by Naomi Blum, will be on display at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, 7950 Main Street in Hunter through Sunday, March 6. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.

    ·  Tea and Alchemy, a solo exhibition of works by Ruby Silvious, will be on display at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street in Catskill through Saturday, February 27. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm, and Saturday 12-5 pm.

    ·  Ten Artists: One Group Show will be on display at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street in Catskill through Saturday, February 27. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm, and Saturday 12-5 pm.

     


     











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