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Written By The Mountain Eagle on 12/1/23 | 12/1/23

By Christine Dwon
Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.
JoEllen Schermerhorn’s brother Leslie VanEtten of Aiken, SC, came to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family.  Brother Stephen VanEtten hosted the holiday meal at his home in Guilderland.  Also joining in the festivities were George Slauson, Amy and Tyrone Heppard and daughter Olivia.  Jill Schermerhorn, Will Carr and daughters Nora and Grace arrived later for dessert.
Michael and Connie Constable and MacKenzie hosted Thanksgiving dinner at their home with Carol and Alden Constable.  They were able to face time with Cassandra and Corey and baby Wyatt, Michael and Connie’s grandson and Carol and Alden’s great-grandson, out in California.
The Simpfenderfer family headed to Pt. Pleasant, NJ on Nov. 25 to celebrate the 90th birthday of Fred Backhus, Susan Simpfenderfer’s father.  There were many other family members there also to join in the special occasion. 
Happy birthday to Olivia Heppard, daughter of Amy and Tyrone Heppard on Friday, Dec. 1.
Sunday, Dec. 3 is Jeanette Petosa’s birthday.
Dede Terns-Thorpe celebrates her birthday on Monday, Dec. 4.
Dec. 4 is also Lula Anderson’s birthday.
Jane Concato’s birthday is Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Best wishes to everyone!
Don’t miss the Lexington Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Many vendors with homemade and locally sourced gifts, a bake sale to benefit the Ladies Aid of the West Kill United Methodist Church and the Lexington Historical Society will have their delicious soups.  
Also on Saturday, Dec. 2 is the Christmas Tea and Crafts at the Windham-Hensonville UMC, Main Street, Windham from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a new micro Sunday School to learn about Advent and the birth of Jesus on three Saturdays, Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon, for ages 3 – 12.  Teens are also welcome to join and help out.  Parents and guardians are welcome to stay.  The Sunday School will be held at the Lexington/West Kill UMC, Lexington, on Saturdays Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.  On Saturday, Dec. 16, it will be held at the Ashland Community UMC, Ashland.  If interested, please call 518-429-8054. 
Ashland Community UMC will have the annual tree lighting on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m., 1216 State Highway 23, Ashland.
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus R. C. Church is sponsoring a Christmas concert featuring The Rip Van Winkle Brass Quintet at 7 p.m., Monday Dec. 4, at the church 5188 State Route 23, Windham.  All are welcome, free admission and light refreshments.
Lexington/West Kill UMC Administrative Council meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in the church hall.
Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. is the Greene Room Players “Songbirds” free Holiday Concert at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville.  Feel free to donate a canned good to help support the local food pantry.
Saturday, Dec. 9 the Annual Cookie Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ashland Community UMC.
On Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., come over to the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville.  In partnership with the HTC SPTO and part of the Tannersville Holiday Stroll, there will be a hot chocolate station, ornament making, rubber band ball, bookmark making and a book sale.
Guess who is coming to West Kill?  Did you say Santa Claus?  Yes!  Meet at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill at 6 p.m. and then we will walk the short distance to the Christmas Tree at the flagpole at the junction of Spruceton Road and Route 42 for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing.  Santa will arrive on the Lexington Fire/Rescue Company fire truck.  Back to the Community Hall to visit with Santa and have refreshments.
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m., the Town of Lexington Fire/Rescue Company Ladies Auxiliary will meet for their annual meeting with election of officers, collection of dues, auditing of books followed by a covered dish supper.
Friday, Dec. 15 is the Mountain Top UMC Parish Churches and community Christmas party at the Lexington/West Kill UMC at 6 p.m.  There will be a short program, a covered dish meal and a grab bag gift exchange with a gift of a reminder of “’Tis the Season.”  Have a decoration, an ornament that you would like to share, a holiday item you no longer use?  The grab bag exchange is a lot of fun with lots of laughs.  All welcome for an evening of good food, fun and fellowship.
Every Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. come over to the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville for an afternoon sipping coffee and socializing.   Share stories, play games, learn about local history and enjoy conversations.  All ages welcome.  Call 518-589-5707 if you have questions.
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month there is a Coffee Klatch at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street, Hunter from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with light refreshment, coffee and tea.
The Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 is as follows:  Monday—Turkey burgers with peppers and onions, Au Gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, mandarin oranges; Tuesday—Chicken Divan, California Vegetable Medley, white rice, pears; Wednesday—Meatloaf with gravy, corn, mashed potatoes, apple crisp; Thursday—Nutrition Education in Jewett; shrimp scampi, tomatoes and zucchini, spinach, linguini, fresh fruit; Friday—Meatball sub, Italian mixed vegetables, Italian pasta 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.  Suggested donation for each meal is $4.  Those wishing to receive a meal must 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, Jewett, is 518-263-4392.
The Advisory Council to the Greene County Department for the Aging (Human Services), announces that nominations are being accepted for the annual Greene County Senior Citizen Awards.  The two awards, presented annually, are Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen.  The purpose of the awards is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of senior citizens who have volunteered their time and energy to help other people, their communities and/or special projects.  The dedication of these volunteers help to make Greene County a better place for all of us.  The individuals chosen on the county level will then represent Greene County for recognition for New York State awards.  Any Greene County resident, age 60 or older, can be nominated for these awards.  Achievements must be voluntary in nature, performed in Greene County and not part of paid employment.  Past award winners may be nominated only if seven or more years have passed since last recognize.  Contact the Greene County Department of Human Services at 518-719-3555 for an official nomination form.  Incomplete forms will not be considered as eligible.  Deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 2, 2024.
Prayers for all who are dealing with loss, illnesses, healing, difficulties, our country, our military and their families, the world.
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.


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