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Out Lexington Way

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 11/20/23 | 11/20/23

By Christine Dwon

Heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all the family and friends of Marilyn Dippold who passed away this week.  Her caring and gentle presence will be greatly missed.

Condolences to Arita Jaeger DeMarco’s family and friends on her passing last week.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Thomas Haefelin who passed away recently.

The Kaaterskill UMC Food Pantry that is available at the Tannersville Village Hall, One Park Lane, Tannersville will be closed Wednesday Nov. 22.  It will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 1 – 3 p.m.  Monthly delivery the third Saturday is possible for those without transportation.  Call 518-589-5787 if you need food delivery.

Happy birthday to Glenda Lauten on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Also celebrating a birthday on Nov. 19 is Susan Epstein.

Monday, Nov. 20 is James Milton’s birthday.

Eleane Grinnell celebrates her birthday on Thursday, Nov. 23.

Kevin Simmons has his birthday on Friday, Nov. 24.

Nov. 24 is Linny Bloodgood’s birthday.

Best wishes to all.

The Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Nov. 20 – Nov. 24 is as follows:  Monday—Macaroni and cheese, three bean salad, stewed tomatoes, tropical fruit; Tuesday—Fish Florentine, old fashioned mixed vegetables, scalloped potatoes, pears; Wednesday—Chicken and biscuits, broccoli, mashed potatoes, chocolate cake; Thursday—Happy Thanksgiving—main office and all senior nutrition sites closed; Friday—Baked ziti with meat sauce, Italian mixed vegetables, tossed salad, fresh fruit.  The menu will be the meal that is delivered to all Greene County homebound meal clients.  All persons, over the age of 60 can receive a meal.  The suggested donation for each meal is $4.  Those wishing to receive a meal are required to call the respective location by noon a day in advance.  The number to call for the Jewett Senior Center at the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C is 518-263-4392.

Certainly don’t want to rush the season because I’m sure lots of you are looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday but I like to let you know about the many upcoming holiday events.  

Potluck Dinner Church, always a wonderful time with delicious food and fellowship, is being held on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Ashland UMC, 1216 State Highway 23, Ashland at 6 p.m.  Topic will be “What a friend we have in Jesus.”  All welcome.

There will be a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Tannersville Village Hall.  Santa and his mailbox too.  Call 518-858-9094 if you have questions.

Another Holiday Sale on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. will be held at the Kaaterskill UMC, Main Street, Tannersville.  There will be holiday decorations, gifts for all ages, new or nearly new items at bargain prices.

Greene County Department of Human Services would like you to become a Senior Angel.  The department has several elderly limited income clients who could use a special gift during the holiday season.  Monetary donations will be placed in the department’s Senior Angel Fund and be distributed under supervision and discretion of the Senior Angel Committee.  Donations may be dropped off or mailed to Greene County Department of Human Services, 411 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414.  If you need more info, please call 518-719-3555.

Starting off the December events is the Lexington Holiday Market Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill.  There will be lots of vendors with homemade and locally sourced gifts, the Ladies Aid of the West Kill United Methodist Church bake sale, delicious soups sold by the Lexington Historical Society and much more.  Start your holiday shopping.

Saturday, Dec. 2 is the Christmas Tea and Crafts at the Windham-Hensonville UMC, Main Street, Windham.

Grand Gorge Civic Center, Route 30, Grand Gorge, will have Santa’s Helpers Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, coffee, hot cocoa and snacks.  Many beautiful gift ideas and vendors.

Ashland UMC will have the annual tree lighting on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. the Greene Room Players “Songbirds” will perform a free Holiday Concert at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville.  Please feel free to donate a canned good to help support the local food pantry.  

The annual Cookie Walk is Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Ashland UMC.

Santa Claus is coming to West Kill!  Saturday Dec. 9 is the annual Tree Lighting and carol singing at the Commemorative Memorial Park by the flagpole Route 42/Spruceton Road.  Then back to the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road to visit with Santa and enjoy coffee, cake, hot dogs and chili.

Sign up for the Christmas Wreath Making Class with two Master Gardeners at the Hunter Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.  All wreaths forms, pine cones, wire, glue guns and greens will be provided.  Bring adornments for your wreaths if you wish.  No charge for the class, but a donation to the library is requested.  Only 10 spaces available.  Contact the Library to register.

Thank you to all law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, dispatchers, healthcare providers, teachers, farmers, truck drivers and so many more.

Prayers for all who are dealing with loss, illnesses, healing, difficulties, our country, our military and their families and all countries.

Until next week take care, be thankful, be respectful and please be kind to one another.  Your act of kindness may change someone’s life.

A reminder that there will be no publication of the Mountain Eagle Thanksgiving week.

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