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Written By The Mountain Eagle on 2/23/24 | 2/23/24

By Christine Dwon

Ann and Bob Riccardella of Spruceton, had a fabulous vacation recently.  Ann described their adventure:  “We rented a house with three other couples from Spruceton Valley for a week in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica and we all enjoyed many of the great things the country has to offer, including the beach, delicious food, a sunset cruise on a catamaran and a very action packed trip to the rain forest that included zip lining for the more daring members of our group, horseback riding where we saw monkeys scooting about the tree tops and a particularly large one hanging by a very long arm from a tree branch, a hike to a beautiful waterfall and a walk on the narrow hanging bridges which were anywhere from 20 to 40 feet above the forest floor.  The weather was perfect.  The trip was a great combination of relaxing and fun filled activities.  It was great to get away from the cold weather for a week, but we are very happy to be back home in our beautiful valley.”  Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time!

Happy birthday to Laurie Brezniceanu on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Bette and John Knapp celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Happy birthday to Susan Constable on Monday, Feb. 26.

Also celebrating a birthday on Feb. 26 is Rosalie Randolph.

Best wishes to everyone.

The annual Children’s Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by the Catskill Mountain Fish and Game Club and the Stony Clove Rod and Gun Club will be held Sunday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. at Rip Van Winkle/Tannersville Lake.  Registration starts at 9 a.m.  Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish and the most fish in both Junior and Senior Divisions.  The derby is open to children up to 16 years old.  Children 16 years of age must have a valid fishing license.  You may fish with up to three tip ups or hand lines and use single hooks only.  Live bait and some tip ups will be available for use.  For info call Bob Monteleone at 518-488-0240.

The Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Feb. 26 – March 1 is as follows:  Monday—Stuffed peppers, Italian mixed vegetables, white rice, pears; Tuesday—Sweet and sour chicken, oriental mixed vegetables, white rice, mandarin oranges, pineapple; Wednesday—Beef stew, broccoli, chocolate mousse; Thursday—Chicken Dijon, mashed potatoes, Monaco vegetables, yogurt parfait with blueberries; Friday—Seafood Scampi, spinach and tomatoes, linguini, fresh fruit.  The menu will be the meal that is delivered to all Greene County homebound meal clients.  If you have food allergy, please notify us.  Allergen information is available for prepared food items.  All persons over the ago of 60 can receive a meal.  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 Senior Service Center at the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett is 518-263-4392.

Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. is the Soup and Fellowship Kitchen in the Blue Room at the Kaaterskill UMC, 5942 Main Street, Tannersville.  Come and enjoy a bowl of soup and a sandwich free of charge.  All welcomed.

There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the old gym of the Hunter-Tannersville Middle/High School, Main Street, Tannersville sponsored by the students of the HTC National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society.  To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The “Nutrition Education” with Nicole Gehman, MS, RD, CD-N, program sponsored by the Greene County Department of Human Services, that was scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Jewett Senior Nutrition Site, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 29, 12 p.m.  Come and learn about healthy nutrition habits, ask questions, recipe and tasting to follow.  If you would like lunch that day at the site, please call at least one day in advance to reserve, 518-263-4392.

Wednesday, March 6 is the Lexington/West Kill UMC Administrative Council meeting at 4 p.m. in the church hall.

Lexington/West Kill UMC, 54 County Route 13A, Lexington, is hosting another Micro Sunday School for all ages through age 12, three Saturdays in March from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. -- March 9, March 16, March 23 – concluding with a super fun Easter Egg Hunt on March 23.  Easter is early this year, Sunday, March 31.  For more information call Susan at 518-429-8054.

The Hunter-Tannersville Central School Theater Department will present “Newsies, Jr.” based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White,  on Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the HTC Middle/High School, Main Street Tannersville.  Adults are $10, students and seniors, $5.  No reserved seating or pre-sale.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

There will be a free will offering Maple Weekend Breakfast on Saturday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. hosted by the Haines Falls Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary at the Tannersville Rescue Squad Building, Tannersville.  Menu includes fresh local maple syrup, French Toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, orange juice, apple juice, water.  All proceeds go to the Haines Falls Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary.

Just a reminder that Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 10.  Clocks go ahead one hour.

First day of Spring on the calendar is Tuesday, March 19.  I have seen a robin and red-wing blackbirds.

Thank you to all law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, dispatchers, healthcare providers, volunteers, 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, the world,

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



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