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- Trout fishing season starts April 1. Fishing licenses
can be purchased and printed from home by visiting
- Reminder: the annual New York State open burning ban is
in effect until May 14th. Burning barrels, open pit burning, and
burning of leaves is not allowed. More information is available at
- A career fair for students in grades
5-12 will be held at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School on
Thursday, May 22. The guidance
department is looking for adult volunteers to participate in the
fair and present information about their careers. Interested parties
should contact Nicole at
(518) 734-3400 ext. 1116,
or Mike at
(518) 734-3400 ext. 1170,
Friday, April 11.
- Vendors are needed for the 6th annual
farm machinery show that will be held in Ashland on Saturday,
June 7. Contact Diane at (518) 734-3636 to reserve your 12' x 12'
space. Booth rentals are $10. Bring your own table and tent.
- Prattsville’s annual Easter egg hunt
will take place, weather permitting, on the Prattsville Town Green
on Saturday, April 19 at 11 am. Please call Stella at (518) 299-3121
if you would like to volunteer to stuff plastic eggs or supervise
the children the day of the hunt.
- Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. The Catskill Watershed
Corporation will provide trash bags, gloves and tokens of
appreciation to volunteers who clean litter and other debris from
stream banks in their neighborhoods. Call Kim at (845) 586-1400,
ext. 305 to arrange to get these items.
- The Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville is creating a Hometown
Heroes banner program to honor the town’s veterans of the U.S. Armed
Forces, past and present. Applications may be obtained by calling
Lana at (518) 929-2447 or by email
email@example.com. It’s estimated that each banner will cost
- The United Way’s 4th annual catfish derby will be held
on Saturday, July 19 along the Hudson River and its tidal
tributaries. The registration fee is $15. The weigh-in will be held
at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill. Your catch needs to be presented
by 2 pm. Prizes for all ages, kids’ casting contest, music and food.
First prize for the largest fish of the day is $500. Sawyer
Chevrolet will award a new pick-up truck, new boat, motor and
trailer to the fisherman that sets the New York State record for the
largest channel catfish submitted during the one day tournament. The
State record is 32 lbs. 12 oz. Call
(518) 943-3285 or visit UWCG.org
- The Grand Gorge Senior Dining Center is looking for
volunteers to help in the kitchen as their driver is on vacation for
9 weeks. Please call (607) 588-6166 if you can help out for even
just a day or two.
- 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.
now - Sunday 4/20
The Mildred Vrooman collection of over 5,000 hand-painted,
one-of-a-kind Easter eggs arranged in vignettes that were
created by Ms. Vrooman and Elizabeth Warner over a 60 year
period, will be open to the public on the weekends of
April 4-6, 11-13, and 18-19 from
10 am to 5 pm. The exhibit will
be open on Easter
Sunday, April 20 from noon to 5 pm.
Groups may make special arrangements to view the exhibit Monday
through Thursday, April 7-10 and
April 14-17 by emailing
The exhibit is housed on property adjacent to the historic 1785
Colonel Peter Vrooman house, 112 Covered Bridge Lane, just off
Route 30 in Schoharie. Suggested donation is $5 per person or
$10 per family with all proceeds going to the Schoharie Free
Library. A book entitled The Mildred Vrooman Easter Egg
Collection will be available for $20 with proceeds also
benefitting the library.
The Hunter Civic Association
will hold a dinner meeting at Hotel Mountain Brook, Route 23C in
Tannersville on Thursday, April 10. Cocktail hour with a cash
bar and hors d’oeuvres will be served at approximately
6 pm. There will be a choice of
three entrees: bacon-wrapped pork, roasted half boneless
chicken, and chickpea cakes with couscous. Dinner is $25 per
person. New members are welcome. Each year two senior students
at Hunter-Tannersville Central School are awarded scholarships
from money raised through dues and the monthly dinners. Contact
The Greene County
Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours meeting on
Thursday, April 10 from 5-7 pm
at Tip Top Furniture in Freehold. Call
or email Info@GreeneCountyChamber.com
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on
Thursday, April 10 from
10 am to 3 pm at
Coxsackie-Athens high school, 24 Sunset Boulevard in Coxsackie.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on
Thursday, April 10 from
1-6 pm at the Hudson Elks Lodge
No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson.
Thursday, April 17 the Catskill
Watershed Corporation will host a free seminar for engineers and
contractors who design and install residential and commercial
septic systems. It will be held at the CWC office, 905 Main
Street in Margaretville from
9:30 am until 2 pm. Morning
refreshments and lunch will be provided. Space is limited.
Register online at
by Thursday, April 10.
Friday during the Season of
March 7 through April 11, the
Stations of the Cross will be held at St. Theresa of the Child
Jesus in Windham at
A benefit basketball game for Bryce Cole and Scout Lamport, with
the Stamford Fire Department versus the Jefferson Fire
Department, will be held at Stamford Central School, 1 River
Street in Stamford on Friday, April 11 at 7 pm. There will also
be a bake sale and 50/50.
Savor Schoharie, a moveable feast, will be held on
Saturday, April 26 at various
locations. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the Depot Lane
Theatre, 143 Depot Lane in Schoharie from 5:30-6:30 pm. During
the cocktail reception participants will be assigned to a host
home for dinner. Dessert will be served at a former tavern in
Schoharie. Tickets are $50 per person and seating is limited.
Please make your reservation by no
later than Friday, April 11
or call (518) 702-5017.
The Windham food pantry at
Hope Restoration Church will be closed on
Saturday, April 12.
Vigil Mass for Palm
Sunday will be held at St.
Theresa’s Church in Windham on
Saturday, April 12 at 5 pm.
Blessed palm will be distributed.
The Lexington Historical Society will hold a
history fair at the Community Hall in West Kill on
Saturday, April 12 from 10 am until 2 pm.
Bicentennial cookbooks will be on sale and you can taste some
sample dishes from the cookbook.
John Burroughs’ Wild Places: The Catskills
and Adirondacks, a multimedia
presentation by Dr. Daniel Payne, will be given at the Masonic
Hall on Bridge Street in Roxbury on
Saturday, April 12 at 2 pm. Free
will donations toward the upkeep and restoration of Woodchuck
Lodge will be gratefully accepted.
Rev. Gary Gelfenbein
will bless the animals at the new Columbia-Greene Humane
Society/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road in Claverack on Saturday,
April 12 at noon. The public is welcome to attend and to bring
their pets. All dogs must be leashed and other animals must be
in an appropriate carrying case. All dogs and cats will receive
biscuits or snacks for attending. Please be at the shelter by
11:45 am. Email
or call (518) 828-6044 for more information.
Sunday 4/13 – Palm
Sunday Mass will be held at St.
Theresa’s Church in Windham on
Sunday, April 13 at 11 am.
Blessed palm will be distributed.
The Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, 5942
Main Street in Tannersville will hold Lenten discussion groups
on Sundays after worship and Wednesdays at
9:30 am in the blue room.
United Way of Columbia and Greene counties will
be collecting all forms of electronic waste during a fundraiser
Sunday, April 13. Companies and
organizations can call United Way at (518) 755-2155 to
have their electronic waste picked up now. All contributions to
this event are tax deductible.
The Hobart Rotary
Club will sell Brooks’ barbeque chicken and ribs on
Sunday, April 13 from 11 am until 2 pm.
No dinners, take-outs only. Chicken halves are $6, ribs are $11.
It will be held next door to Mirabito’s on Route 10 in Hobart.
Michael Keene will present Mad House: The
Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th Century New
York at William H. Adams Antiquarian Books, 602 Main
Street in Hobart on
Sunday, April 13 from 2-3 pm.
Admission is free.
Delaware County Public Health will hold a rabies clinic for
dogs, cats and ferrets at the East Branch Fire Hall, 29 Bridge
Street in East Branch on Tuesday, April 15 from 7-9 pm. Call
ahead for ferrets (607) 832-5200. Dogs must be on a leash
and under proper control. Cats and ferrets should be in a
carrying case. Please bring a record of your pet’s previous
vaccination to receive a 3 year booster.
Thursday 4/16 & 4/17
A 6 hour driver safety program will be held at the Jewett
Municipal Building, Beaches Corners in Jewett on Wednesday and
Thursday, April 16 and 17 from
1-4 pm each day. The cost is $20
for AARP members, $25 for non-members. Participants must possess
a valid NYS driver’s license or a NYS learner’s permit. To
register call (518) 263-4392, Maureen at (518)
943-3291 or Mike at (518) 945-2122.
The Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, 5942 Main Street in
Tannersville will hold Lenten discussion groups on Sundays after
worship and Wednesdays at
9:30 am in the blue room.
Larry DePaulo from the UAlbany Small Business
Development Center will be at the Greene County Chamber of
Commerce’s office, 327 Main Street in Catskill on
Wednesday, April 16 from 9 am until 2 pm.
He will assist a new business with business plan preparation
information and also assist an existing business with expansion
plans, competitive analyses, and financial statement preparation
to obtain needed financing. This is a free service by
appointment only. Please call (518) 943-4222 or email
to make an appointment.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on
Wednesday, April 16 from
12-6 pm at Catskill United
Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill.
In honor of Earth
Day the Heermance Memorial Library in Coxsackie will screen the
film American Experience: Earth Days on
Wednesday, April 16 at 6 pm.
Thursday 4/17 – Holy
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
will be held at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham on
Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 pm.
The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a
women in business event at the Stewart House, 2 North Water
Street in Athens on
Thursday, April 17 from
5-8 pm. The scheduled speakers
are Janet Riccobono of New Life at Mid Life and Suzanne Rajczi,
Chief Operations Officer at Ginsberg’s Foods. Refreshments will
be served. There is a $20 registration fee for this event.
Please call (518) 943-4222 or email
Thursday Mass will be held at
Sacred Heart Church, 27 Harper Street in Stamford on
Thursday, April 17 from 7-9 pm.
Friday 4/18 – Good
Friday Mass will be held at St.
Theresa’s Church in Windham on Friday, April 18 at 5:30 pm.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on
Friday, April 18 from 2:30-7:30 pm at the Town of Coxsackie
Ambulance, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie.
Good Friday Passion service with communion will
be held at Sacred Heart Church, 27 Harper Street in Stamford on
Friday, April 18 from 7-9 pm.
The Windham food pantry at
Hope Restoration Church will be closed on Saturday, April 19.
Easter Vigil Mass
will be held at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham on Saturday,
April 19 at 8 pm.
Prattsville’s annual Easter egg hunt will take
place, weather permitting, on the Prattsville Town Green on
Saturday, April 19 at 11 am. Please call Stella at (518)
299-3121 if you would like to volunteer to stuff plastic
eggs or supervise the children the day of the hunt. In case of
inclement weather it will be held at Young’s Agway in
An Easter egg hunt will be held at Indian Trail
Park, 5 South Street in Stamford on Saturday, April 19 from
Holy Saturday Easter vigil will be held at Sacred
Heart Church, 27 Harper Street in Stamford on Saturday, April 19
from 8-11 pm.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on
Saturday, April 19 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at the
Rensselaerville Volunteer Ambulance, Routes 352 and 357 in
Sunday 4/20 –
Mass of the Resurrection of
the Lord will be held at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham on
Easter Sunday, April 20 at 11 am.
Easter service and breakfast at Hope Restoration
Church, Route 296 in Windham will begin at 9 am.
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 27 Harper Street in
Stamford on Sunday, April 20 from 12-1:30 pm.
The Greene County Chamber of
Commerce and Greene County Economic Development, Tourism and
Planning will hold a spring tourism seminar and business after
hours meeting on Tuesday, April 22 from 3-7 pm at Windham
Mountain. Admission is free. Call (518) 943-4222 or email
April 22 at 8 am you’ll be able to bid on unique and
entertaining items, from vacations to one-of-a-kind experiences
to great deals from local businesses, including a chance to
co-host the WRIP morning show with Joe Loverro or the
afternoon show with Jay Fink, when you visit
Proceeds from the Hunter Foundation’s auction will benefit
mountain top communities’ revitalization and economic
The Cairo-Durham Relay for Life team captains
will meet at the Cairo-Durham high school library, 1301 Route
145 in Cairo on Tuesday, April 22 at 4:30 pm.
In honor of Earth Day the
Heermance Memorial Library in Coxsackie will screen the National
Geographic documentary Six Degrees Could Change the World
on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 pm.
Delaware County Public Health will hold a rabies
clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets at the Stamford Village
highway garage, 22 Railroad Avenue in Stamford on Wednesday,
April 23 from 6-8 pm. Call ahead for ferrets (607) 832-5200.
Dogs must be on a leash and under proper control. Cats and
ferrets should be in a carrying case. Please bring a record of
your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3 year booster.
The Town of Windham Police,
Town of Hunter Police, Greene County Sheriff and the Drug
Enforcement Agency will collect expired, unused and unwanted
prescription drugs (pills and patches only; no liquids, needles
or sharps) on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am until 2 pm at the
following locations: Windham Pharmacy, Route 296 in Windham;
Tannersville Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A in Tannersville; and the
Greene County Sheriff’s Office, 80 Bridge Street in Catskill.
This service is free and anonymous.
The Windham Chamber of Commerce will host a cabin
fever dance at the Windham Country Club on South Street in
Windham on Saturday, April 26 from 8-11 pm.
will be performed by the Zvi Dance Company at the Orpheum Film &
Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street in Tannersville on
Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are $25, $20 for
seniors and $7 for students. Tickets at the door are $30, $25
for seniors and $7 for students. Visit
(518) 263-2063 to purchase tickets online.
The 2nd annual Patriots’ Day dinner
will be held at the Community Hall in West Kill on Saturday,
April 26 at 6 pm. Please bring a dish you prepared from the
bicentennial cookbook. Iced tea and lemonade will be provided.
Evidence of Paleo-Indians
along the East Branch will be the topic of Lynda Carroll’s
presentation at the Historical Society of Middletown Hall, 778
Cemetery Road in Margaretville on Saturday, April 26 at 1 pm.
Admission is $2 for members of the Historical Society, and $4
Historical re-enactor Clifford Oliver Mealy will portray Solomon
Northrup, a man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841,
at the Greene County Historical Society’s Vedder Research
Library in Coxsackie on Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm. Northrup’s
story was the basis for the movie 12 Years a Slave.
This program is free and open to the public.
Marianna Boncek will present Lost Local History: Gone
Missing in New York & The Spooky Hudson Valley at
William H. Adams Antiquarian Books, 602 Main Street in Hobart on
Sunday, April 27 from 3-4 pm. Admission is free.
annual autism walk and expo of the Hudson Valley region, to
raise funds and awareness for local programs, will be held, rain
or shine, at the track area of the Dutchess County Fairgrounds,
Route 9 in Rhinebeck on Sunday April 27 from 9 am until 1 pm.
The event features a 1 to 2 mile walk of the track. Individual
and team walkers are encouraged to obtain sponsorships.
Registration begins at 9 am and walk-ins are welcome. The first
500 registrants will receive a free gift. Visit
or call (845) 331-2626 for more information.
Greene County Public
Health will hold a rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets at
the firehouse on County Route 42 in Lexington on Wednesday,
April 30 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.
Homes for Hounds, an
adopt a dog event and fundraiser for animal welfare, will be
held at Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street in Hudson on
Wednesday, April 30 from 5-7 pm.
A remembrance gathering for
family, friends and neighbors of Mike and Jane Avella of
Maplecrest will be held at the VFW Hall Post #1545 in Windham on
Saturday, May 3 from 11 am until 3 pm. Mike passed away on
December 11, 2013. His wife, Jane, passed away a few weeks later
on January 18.
WRIP will be
broadcasting live from the annual gyro and souvlaki fundraiser
for the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center at
Tannersville Lake and pavilion on Saturday, May 3 from 11 am to
9 pm. There will also be vegetarian and vegan food, vendors,
live music, DEC canine demo, a bouncy house, face painting, and
The Cairo town
picnic will be held at Angelo Canna Town Park on Saturday, May 3
from 11:30 am to 3 pm. (Rain date is Sunday, May 4.) There will
be a bike raffle at 11:30, new slide ribbon cutting at noon,
free bike raffle from 12-3, and the Little League’s opening
game. Bring blankets, kites, bikes, lawn games, and a picnic
lunch. Food will also be available for purchase.
AARP will hold a
smart driver course at the Durham ambulance building, behind the
Milk Run in Durham, on Saturday, May 3 from 8 am until 4 pm,
with a break for lunch. Completion of the course will give you a
discount on your insurance and four points off your license if
you have any. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for
non-members. Register as soon as possible by calling Joseph at
Coxsackie Earth Day will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 am
to 1 pm. Meet at the Gospel Community Church in Coxsackie and
enjoy a free breakfast before going out to clean up local parks
and roadways. Bring gloves, rakes, brooms, and pruning shears.
Appropriate footwear is also recommended. Free pizza and soda
will be available for lunch. To volunteer contact Jeffrey at
(518) 478-5414 or email
DATE MAY 10
The annual Hudson
children’s book festival will be held at the Hudson
Junior/Senior high school, 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson on
Saturday, May 3 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Medusa Fest and
small business fair will be held at the Medusa firehouse, 28
County Route 351 in Medusa on Saturday, May 3 from 9 am to 4 pm.
There will be food, vendors, workshops, speakers, hands-on
activities, live music, kids’ art lab, chicken barbeque, and a
rummage sale. Admission is free, although donations are
appreciated. Call (518) 239-6980, visit
for more details.
- Do you own a
rental property? Are you a landlord who needs a little help fixing
up your investment property? Western Catskills Community
Revitalization Council, Inc. is accepting applications for a HOME
Rental Rehabilitation grant in Harpersfield, Kortright, and Stamford
(including the Villages of Hobart and Stamford) in Delaware County;
Ashland and Prattsville in Greene County; and Blenheim, Broome,
Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie
County. This program provides funds to address housing health,
safety and accessibility issues, improve energy consumption and
more. Tenant incomes in improved apartments must be 60% or below of
your county’s HUD median income limits. This is an opportunity that
should be considered by all landlords in the eligible towns and
villages. This program provides funding to rehabilitate apartments
or the common areas of an apartment building. While a landlord match
is required, the grant pays for most of the work. Applications and
fact sheets for these programs are available by calling (607)
652-2823. For more information visit
- Volunteers are needed, especially in the Windham
area on Mondays and Fridays, to deliver meals and to provide
transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers generally work
one day a week or every other week. If you’re interested in
volunteering or need more information, call Ruth Pforte at (518)
719-3555 or toll-free at (877) 794-9266, or email
RPforte@DiscoverGreene.com. You can also call Pat Merwin at the
Jewett municipal building at (518) 263-4392.
- Family Support Service, an organization
that helps families supporting an individual with autism or a
developmental disability living fulltime in their home, has expanded
their services into Greene, Orange and Ulster counties. Their
toll-free number (888) 750-2266 is manned 24/7 to answer questions
about the program and the services they provide. Visit
Occupations.org for further
- The Mid-Hudson Region Small Business Development Center is
providing information on the steps small businesses can follow
immediately with respect to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the
State of New York. Beginning on October 28, 2012, federal aid may be
made available to NY businesses to supplement state and local
recovery assistance in the areas affected by the storm. Contact the
Mid-Hudson Region SBDC at (845) 339-0025.
- Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is
asking for donations of food to support their pet food bank. The
shelter’s current need is for dry cat and dog food. Donations may be
dropped off on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 9
AM to 4 PM, or on Wednesday or Sunday from 9 AM to noon. They are
also accepting gift cards and cash donations to purchase food. The
address is 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534. The Food Bank
is open for those in need of assistance on Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. For more
information call (518) 828-6044 or email
Catskill Watershed Corporation has extended eligibility
guidelines for its septic rehabilitation and replacement program.
Homeowners in the five county NYC watershed west of the Hudson
River, whose homes were built prior to November 2, 1995 and whose
property is within 300 feet of a watercourse, are eligible to
participate in the program. This program is voluntary. Homeowners
who agree to participate will be reimbursed for the cost of pumping
and inspecting the septic system to determine its condition. If
repairs are needed, the CWC will pay for 100% of eligible costs of
repairs for permanent residences, and 60% for non-primary
residences. If you feel your property may be eligible, please call
toll free (877) 928-7433 or (845) 586-1400 to arrange for a staff
American Red Cross Blood Drives
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Call
to make an appointment to donate blood. Individuals who are at least
17 years of age (16 with parental permission in NY), weigh at least
110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to
donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and
younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Identification is required at the time of donation.
- Thursday, April 10: 10am-3pm
at Coxsackie-Athens high school, 24 Sunset Blvd., Coxsackie.
- Thursday, April 10: 1-6 pm at Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787,
201 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson.
- Monday, April 14: 1-6 pm at the Jay Gould Memorial Church
carriage house in Roxbury.
- Wednesday, April 16: Noon-6 pm at Catskill United Methodist
Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill.
- Friday, April 18: 2:30-7:30 pm at the Town of Coxsackie
Ambulance, 117 Mansion St., Coxsackie.
- Saturday, April 19: 7:30am-12:30pm at Rensselaerville Volunteer Ambulance, Routes 352
- Monday, April 21: 1-6 pm at Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake
Street in Stamford.
- Thursday, April 24: 8:30am-2:30pm at Cairo-Durham
School, Rt. 145, Cairo.
- Monday, April 28: 10am-3pm at First Niagara City
Centre, 1 Hudson City Centre in Hudson.
- Tuesday, April 29: 9:30am-3pm at Columbia-Greene
Community College’s PAC building, Rt 23, Hudson
- Monday, May 5: 2-6pm at Jefferson Central School, 1332
Rt. 10 in Jefferson.
wellness clinic for Greene County residents, sponsored by the
Windham Rotary and the Mental Health Association of
Columbia-Greene Counties, will be held at the Ashland Town Hall,
Route 23 in Ashland every third Thursday of the month from 5-8
PM. Free clinic services to be offered include acupuncture,
massage, reiki, yoga, chiropractic services, mental health and
nutrition counseling, and feldenkrais (gentle pain-relieving
movement). Call Peg at (518) 989-6491 to schedule an
appointment. Walk-ins will be seen if scheduling is available.
services are held at the Ashland United Methodist Church at 9
A breaking habits support
group meets every Friday night in the Ashland Community Hall,
across from the post office, from 7-8 PM. Call Gary at (518)
819-9554 for more information.
Rotary meets on the 1st and 3rd
Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM for a dinner meeting at The
Bavarian Manor Country Inn in Purling.
The women’s group for breast
cancer patients and survivors meets every third Monday of the
month from 6-7:30 PM at the Cairo Town Hall Court Room, 512 Main
Street in Cairo. For more information call
The fitness center, located
in the Catskill High School, is open for public use Monday thru
Friday from 5-9 PM and weekends from 7 AM to 4 PM. The cost is
$1 per use. Please use the entrance located on the side of the
building between the auditorium and the gym. An attendant is on
duty during the times the facility is open.
The Community Action of
Greene County’s Food Pantry at 53 South Jefferson Avenue in
Catskill is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4 PM.
Lighten the Load, a weight loss
support group, meets every Monday at 6 PM at the Second Reformed
Church, 16 Washington Avenue in Coxsackie. Wear comfortable
clothing. Suggested donation is $5. Call Jeffrey at
(518) 478-5414 for more information.
Durham – Durham, East Durham, Oak Hill
Greenville – Freehold, Greenville
The Freehold Church,
located on County Route 67 in Freehold, is offering a free soup
night on Thursdays from 4-6 PM. Free soup, bread, coffee and tea
to anyone in need. All are welcome.
A 12-Step Workshop for
individuals who want help with hurts, hang-ups, or habits they
would like to break takes place at the Greenville Christian Life
Center on Mondays from 7-9 PM. Sessions are free. Call
(518) 966-4519 with
Northeast Vietnam Veterans Association meets at the Greenville
Library on the first Saturday of each month at 12:30 PM.
Hunter – Elka Park, Haines Falls,
Hunter, Onteora Park, Platte Clove, Tannersville, Twilight Park
Friday Shabbat services and Oneg (potluck meal) will be held on
the first Friday of every month at the Hunter synagogue on Main
Street in Hunter at 7 PM. Skiers welcome. Bring a dish if you
like. Email Mike Alpern at
for more information.
Hunter Chamber of Commerce meetings are
held on the first Thursday of each month.
creative writing workshop is offered at 2 PM every Saturday at
the Village Square Bookstore & Literary Arts Center, 7950 Main
Street in the Village of Hunter. Call (518)
263-2050 to sign up.
The Mountain Top Golden Agers meet at the
Tannersville Village Hall the fourth Thursday of the month.
Money - Share What You Know Do you have a skill or knowledge
that you would like to share with others, while getting paid for
your efforts? Become an instructor in the Hunter-Tannersville
Central School District's Adult Education Program. You choose
the days and times. HTC does the paperwork of advertising,
registering participants, finding a location for your class, and
handling fees. Contact HTC
Adult Education Coordinator, Barbara at
ext. 1520; or call
Story time for children ages 3-6
is held at the Hunter Public Library Tuesday mornings from
10:30-11 AM. Call (518) 263-4655 for further information.
Bunt-Brewer American Legion
Post 165 meets the first Wednesday of the month, April through
January, at 7:30 PM at the legion headquarters in the
Tannersville Firehouse. For information call Jim at (518)
The Kaaterskill United
Methodist Church food pantry, located behind the Tannersville
Village Hall, is open every Wednesday from 1-3 PM. If you have
an emergency need or would like to donate non-perishable items,
please call Bernice at (518) 263-4865.
Jewett – East Jewett, Jewett
The Jewett Senior Center, located
on Route 23C just off Route 296 in Jewett, holds blood pressure
clinics the second Tuesday of the month and also on the fourth
Friday of the month at 11 AM. Call
(518) 263-4392 for information.
Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Tuesday of the month at 8 PM in
the upstairs meeting room in the Jewett Firehouse.
services are held at the Jewett Presbyterian Church at 9 AM.
The Jewett Food Pantry is
open every Sunday from Noon until 2:30 PM at the Jewett
Lexington – Lexington, West Kill
Every Wednesday morning a
pre-school program will be held in the Lexington Mission food
pantry meeting room from 10:30 AM to noon. There are stories,
crafts, snacks and lots of fun. Call (518) 299-3227 for
A 12-step support group
meets every Friday night in the Lexington Mission food pantry
meeting room from 7-8 PM. Call Andy at (518) 487-8270 or
Gary at (518) 819-9554 for more information.
The Lexington Mission Community Food Pantry will be closed for
the winter. If you have an emergency need please call
Sunday morning worship
services are held at the Lexington Mission at 9 AM.
services are held at the Lexington United Methodist Church at
The Reformed Church of
Prattsville holds Sunday Worship and Sunday School in the
parsonage chapel, 14537 Main Street, across from Jim’s Great
American, every Sunday at 11 am. All are welcome.
The Prattsville food
pantry, in the Methodist Community Church, is open on the third
Tuesday of every month from 4-6 PM.
magnetic car signs are available for $15 at the Prattsville Town
Hall. All proceeds go toward that cause.
A community dinner is held
in the Prattsville United Methodist Church hall on the first
Wednesday of every month at 6 PM. Please bring a food dish to
school classes have resumed at the Prattsville United Methodist
Church and are held on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 AM. Ages 3 and up
are welcome and there is also an adult class that meets at the
Windham – Hensonville, Maplecrest,
VFW Post #1545 has
partnered with the American Clothing Company of Glens Falls to
have a clothing drop box located at the west end of the Post
property on Route 23 in Windham. Area residents are encouraged
to drop off any usable clothing and shoes that will go to needy
persons throughout the state. This is an ongoing fundraiser for
the Post that also benefits those in need of assistance.
Volunteers are needed,
especially in the Windham area on Mondays and Fridays, to
deliver meals and to provide transportation to medical
appointments. Volunteers generally work one day a week or every
other week. If you’re interested in volunteering or need more
information, call Ruth at
(518) 719-3555 or toll-free at
(877) 794-9266, or email
can also call Pat Merwin at the Jewett municipal building at
Catholic Charities of
Columbia and Greene Counties WIC Program will be assisting
families the third Tuesday of every other month from 10 AM to 2
PM at St Theresa’s Church in Windham. The WIC program is a
nutrition education program available to pregnant and postpartum
women and their children under the age of 5. Each family member
is eligible for $70-$130 worth of food vouchers per month.
Participants need to be income eligible for the program. Please
call the Catskill WIC office at
943-9082 to see if you qualify or
have questions about your current WIC benefits. The office at 82
Woodland Avenue in Catskill is open 5 days a week.
A self-help program for
young adults will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, Route 23 in
Windham every Wednesday at 7 PM. Visit
to learn more. Anonymity is the basis of this program.
The Community of Windham
Foundation is selling streamers to commemorate all who lost
their lives on September 11, 2001. They are $10 each and are
available at Legacy Bank, Route 296 in Windham, or by calling
Chris at (518) 734-5011. Proceeds will support
youth and community programs.
The WAJPL Golden Age Club
meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Windham
Town Hall in Hensonville at 1 PM.
The Knights of Columbus
Council 8533 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM
in the church hall of St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.
Sgt. James F. Carty VFW
Post 1545 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW meet the second
Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Dugout, lower Main
Al Anon meetings are held
every Wednesday at 6 PM at St. Theresa’s Church in Windham.
St. Theresa’s Women’s Guild
meets the first Friday of each month at 11 AM in the church hall
at St. Theresa’s Church, 5188 Route 23 in Windham. All
parishioners are welcome.
The Windham Food Pantry at
Hope Restoration Church is open every Saturday from 11 AM to 2
PM. Call (518) 734-3826 for more information.
Sunday services are held at
the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church, St. Theresa’s
Roman Catholic Church, Hope Restoration Church, and Mitchell
Hollow Missions Church at 11 AM. Mitchell Hollow Missions Church
holds Sunday school every Sunday at 10 AM. For more information
about Mitchell Hollow Missions Church go to
A new breast cancer support
group will meet in Hudson on the third Thursday of each month.
Meetings will take place at 6 PM in the second floor conference
room of the Columbia Healthcare Consortium, 325 Columbia Street.
Space is limited, so please call (845) 339-4673 to
reserve a spot. If you have any questions call that number or
The Roxbury Library,
located at 53742 State Highway 30 in Roxbury, directly opposite
the United Methodist Church on Main Street, has new hours. The
Roxbury Library, RLA Thrift Shoppe and the Irma Mae Griffin
History Room will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Call
(607) 326-7901 for further information.
CORE Values Thrift Store in
Stamford is located at 112 Main Street, across from the Grand
Union. CORE welcomes donations of clean, usable clothing,
household items, toys, and furniture. No old computers, please.
All donations are tax deductible. Money received through the
sale of merchandise is distributed back to the community. Open
Wednesday through Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from
10 AM to 3 PM. The phone number is
Mountaintop Ecumenical monthly meetings
start at 11 AM with a speaker, followed by a covered-dish luncheon.
All are welcome. Please bring a dish to pass.
Tuesday, 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.
2014 Appointments Available For Child Health Plus, Family Health
Plus and Medicaid Enrollments
Many working individuals and families experience difficulty finding
affordable health insurance. If your children are uninsured, you can
talk with an Enrollment Counselor about Child Health Plus, a free or
low-cost health insurance program. CHP provides comprehensive health
benefits for children from birth to 18 years old. Childless adults
and parents without health insurance should also ask about Family
Enrollment counselors offer eligibility screening and application
assistance for individuals and families wishing to obtain affordable
health insurance through New York State-funded Child Health Plus,
Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Assistance with annual
re-certification is also available. These consultations are
absolutely free of charge. Eligibility screening can be done by
phone by calling
for more information.
Walk-in hours at the Healthcare Consortium office, 325 Columbia
Street, Suite 200 in Hudson
are Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.
Outside the Lines, a Pre-K through high school
youth arts exhibit, will be on display at the Greene County
Council on the Arts Catskill gallery, 398 Main Street in
Catskill through Saturday, May 3. Gallery hours are
Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 12-5 pm. Admission
Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole &
Frederick Church will be on display at the Thomas
Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street in Catskill
from Wednesday, April 30 through Sunday, November 2.
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.
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.
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, June 1.
Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday
10 am to 3:30 pm.
Nancy Winternight: A Play between
Inspiration and Spirit, an exhibit
of painted quilts, will be on display at the Kaaterskill Fine
Arts Gallery. 7950 Main Street in Hunter through Sunday, June 1.
Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and
Sunday from 10 am to 3:30 pm.
2014 Greene County Council
on the Arts Calendar of Events:
The Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery is
located at 398 Main Street in Catskill and is open Monday thru
Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information on any of these
exhibits and events call
visit their website at
Mountain Top Historical Society Hike Schedule - 2014
The Mountain Top Historical Society’s visitors’
center in Haines Falls will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays from 1-4 PM, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM
to 4 PM.
May 17 Kaaterskill
Rail Trail and Laurel House Grounds.
Part of our
Spring Fling with additional activities at the Historical Society
grounds in Haines Falls. Full details to be announced.
June 7 (Sat.) – National Trails Day.
Rip's Retreat. A morning illustrated presentation will
orient participants to Rip's Retreat and, following a lunch at our
historic U & D Railroad Station, prepare them to explore the site of
this 1950s tourist attraction. We will find some of the few signs of
the buildings that once occupied the picnic area at North Lake and
follow the path of the amusement's miniature train ride now hidden
in the woods just downhill along the stage road that, from the 1820s
to the 1940s led to The Catskill Mountain House. An easy, family
friendly hike. The route of the train ride has some overgrown areas
and may be wet or muddy. Led by Bob Gildersleeve. Check back for
further details and information on the Lunch.
June 21 (Sat.)
Sam's Point Ice Caves. Hike
with Catskill 4000 Club leader Paul Misko and famed Catskill
Geologist Dr. Robert Titus to the Sam's Point Ice Caves in Cragsmoor.
Sam's Point, a nature preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy
located on the Shawangunk Ridge, was preserved for its unique
ecological and geological significance. It offers magnificent views
along several miles of mostly level trails. Dr. Titus will describe
the extensive geological features of the rocks of the Ridge and the
ice caves. Mr. Misko will share the colorful history of Sam's Point.
Level: Easy to moderate, with added difficulty in the Ice Caves due
to rocky and slippery spots. (Yaktraks or microspikes recommended.)
Group size limited to 12. No dogs please. Length: 3 miles. Time: 4-5
hours. Register no later than Friday, June 20, with Paul Misko at
Or with the MTHS at
or 518-589-6679. Directions to meeting spot will be sent upon
time: 9:45 a.m. There is a $10 parking fee per car. Carpooling is
recommended due to the small size of the lot.
July 5 (Sat.) Tiskilwa Park.
A guided hike through private lands and
trails in Chichester of the former "Tiskilwa
Park." The morning will begin with a short but steep climb
(800 vertical ft) to the expansive views from Crow Hill,
before descending to the Ox Clove Creek, where we'll explore what's
left of the road and bridge system built by former furniture factory
owner William O. Schwarzwaelder. Hike will be lead by
landowner,local historian and former newspaper guy Brian Powers.
Half-day, moderate, with options for less or more. The hike will be
followed by a visit to the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia.
July 19 (Sat.)
Wittenberg An all day
excursion, led by Catskill 4000 Club leader Paul Misko, the ascent
from Woodland Valley to the summit of Wittenberg is one of the most
challenging but rewarding day hikes in the Catskills. Paul will
share the history of the Woodland Valley region, especially the
explorations of naturalist John Burroughs, and point out the unique
characteristics of this trail. Special treat: a bushwhack to
Wittenberg Cave. Length: 9 miles. Level: very difficult due to
steepness and length. Some rock scrambles and bushwhacks. Meeting
time: 9:30 a.m. at the Woodland Valley State Campsite day use lot.
Purchase a day use parking pass at the Campsite office. Exit time:
5-6 p.m. Limited to 12 hikers. Register no later than Friday July
18, with Paul Misko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
or with the MTHS at
August 2 (Sat.) Plans are underway for an exploration of Austin
This very special area in Catskill and
Leeds was the location of the Catskill Mountain Railroad and is a
fascinating and important geological area. Led
by Dr. Robert Titus, Bob Gildersleeve and others to be announced.
August 16 (Sat.) Blackhead
Loop Hike over Blackhead Mountain:
Enjoy spectacular views, rushing brooks, a lean-to, scenic rock
formations, and a delicious spring on four routes over one of the
Catskill Forest Preserve's highest peaks, 3,940-foot Blackhead
Mountain. This is a 5.1-mile hike with an ascent of 1800
feet. Some sections are very steep with occasional challenging
areas and tricky footing; this hike is rated 'Difficult.'
Bring lunch, snacks, water, and wear good boots. Hike duration,
including all stops, up to five hours. We will meet at the parking
lot in C.D. Lane Park (formerly Batavia Kill Day Use Area) about 1.5
miles east of Maplecrest, Big Hollow Road, at 9:00.
13 (Sat.)South Mountain
Led by Bob Gildersleeve. Edward West, said the trails on South
Mountain had the best views for the least effort of any trails in
the Catskills. We will explore these views along easy to moderate
trails of about 4.0 miles with a possible excursion of another 2
miles. Meet at the Mountain Top Historical Society's Campus on Route
23A in Haines Falls at 9:00 am.
All Mountain Top Historical Society hikes are free and the public is
invited. Please wear proper hiking attire and boots (NO sneakers),
pack a lunch, don’t forget rain gear or sunscreen, and bring plenty
of water. Membership is not required for hike participation, but you
must register for each hike by calling
Please leave your name, phone number, and the total in your party.
The schedule is subject to change and notifications, including
weather cancellations, will be made up to the day of any given hike.
Call Bob at
Cornell Cooperative Extension Programs
Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Columbia and
Greene Counties fall program schedule.
Pre-registration is required for all programs.
You can register for programs taking place at
the CCE Columbia Education Center, 479 Route 66
in Hudson by calling 828-3346, extension 0. In
Greene County, unless otherwise noted, programs
are held at the Agroforestry Resource Center,
6055 Route 23 in Acra. Call 622-9820, extension
0 for these programs. In case of inclement
weather, please call the office for updates.
Complete details for all programs including
times, registration deadlines and fees may be
You can call either office and request a program
listing be mailed to you as well.