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Written By The Mountain Eagle on 4/12/24 | 4/12/24

By Christine Dwon

So did you feel the tremor on Friday, April 12 from the earthquake in New Jersey?

The solar eclipse was amazing.  

Informal Breakfast Church, will be held every Sunday in the month of April at the Lexington/West Kill UMC.  Sunday, April 7 was the first and was well attended. There was a wonderful variety of baked goods, we had worship service, discussions, sang hymns and thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship.  We meet in the dining hall at the church, 9 a.m.  All are welcomed.

Happy birthday to Samantha (Simpfenderfer) Clark on Thursday, April 11.

Kathy Falke celebrates her birthday on Sunday, April 14.

Monday, April 15 Alice and Adam Cross celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Happy birthday to Devon Russ on Wednesday, April 17.

Best wishes to everyone.

The Annual Maple Brunch hosted by the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association, will be held on Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill.  There will be eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, pancakes, real maple syrup, savory dishes and sweet treats.  Cost is $15 per person, children under 5 are free.  You don’t want to miss this delicious fabulous brunch.

Friday, April 19 is the next potluck Dinner Church at 6 p.m. at the Ashland Community UMC, 1216 State Highway 23, Ashland.  Program will be discussing the Sistine Chapel ceiling images from the Bible.  All are invited.

The Annual Patriots’ Day will be held on Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m. in the Community Hall in West Kill.  The presentation will be on “The Fenwick Lumber Company in the Northern Catskills Edgewood-Almost Forgotten 1906-1917” by author Elaine Warfield.  Part of the history includes Spruceton Valley where there was a camp at the head of Spruceton tram road.  There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prize and light refreshments.  Books will be available for purchase.

On April 17 and April 24 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street, Hunter, Jerrice Baptislery will hold workshops on poetry and writing and Open Mic Night for anyone who wants to read a poem they wrote or excerpt from their writing on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

The next Soup and Fellowship Kitchen will be held Tuesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Blue Room at the Kaaterskill UMC, 5942 Main Street, Tannersville.  Come enjoy a free bowl of soup,  a sandwich and fellowship.

The Kaaterskill UMC Food Pantry, by the Tannersville Firehouse, at the Tannersville Village Hall, One Park Lane, Tannersville is open on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. weather permitting.  The third Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. is for delivery to folks who do not have transportation.  Call 518-589-5787 if you need delivery, contingent on volunteer availability.  If you would like to help Kaaterskill UMC Food Pantry, you can also drop food off at Brave the Flames Restaurant, when open, and Tannersville Village Hall during the week.

The Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of April 15 – April 19 is as follows:  Monday—Fish Florentine, O’Brien potatoes, broccoli, tropical fruit; Tuesday—Stuffed cabbage, carrot and corn medley, low sodium V8, pears; Wednesday—Chicken Dijon, mashed potatoes, Monaco vegetables, vanilla mousse with strawberry topping; Thursday—Meatloaf with gravy, Brussels sprouts, baked potato, chocolate cake; Friday—Kielbasa with sauerkraut, carrots, baked beans, 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 age of 60, can receive a meal.  Suggested donation for each meal is $4.  Those wishing to receive a meal must notify 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.

There will be a Roast Pork Dinner hosted by the Prattsville Hose Company on Saturday, May 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Firehouse, 47 Firehouse Drive.  Dine in or takeout.  Menu includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, applesauce, coleslaw, dinner roll and a variety of homemade desserts.  Adults are $15, children 6-12 are $8 and under 5 years are free.  Advance reservations are accepted until May 1.  Mail to Prattsville Hose Company, P.O. Box 416, 47 Firehouse Drive, Prattsville, NY 12468.

The 2024 Greene County Public Health Rabies Clinics will be held at the Angelo Canna Town Park, 82 Joseph D Spencer Lane, Cairo on the following Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.:  May 15, June 19, Aug. 14 and Sept. 18.  The clinics are outdoor drive-up only and you must wear face mask and remain inside your vehicle at all times.  Please be prepared with proper leashes, carriers, and muzzles (if necessary) for your animals to keep them and others safe.  Bring record of pet’s vaccination –  the certificate, not the tag – for three-year certificate.  If no record is present, pet will be given a one-year certificate. Public Health Law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies starting 12 weeks old.  If you are feeding a stray, please bring them in to be vaccinated.  Please call to pre-register at 518-719-3600. Donations please.  All proceeds go to Public Health.

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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