On Nov. 30, Irene Barnum, Lorraine Banks, Wanda Powell, Peggy Rappleyea, Chris Dwon, Shirley Van Valkenburgh, Bette Knapp, Fran Melodia, Mary Palazzolo and Pat Findholt all enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Phoenician Steakhouse in Phoenicia. It was a very pleasant evening spent with good friends, a lot of laughs and delicious food.
Congratulations to seven H-T-C students that attended and passed the New York State Snowmobile Safety Education Program on Dec. 1 that was held in Phoenicia. They are now certified operators.
There will be no Bible studies during December in Lexington or Jewett. Studies will resume in January.
The Greene Room Players, The Songbirds, will present “Winter Walk Kick Off,” a free holiday concert 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Mountain Top Library, Main Street, Tannersville. The program is directed by Linda Nicholls. After the performance there will be snacks available. Great way to start the holiday season.
Then on Dec. 8, starting at 10 a.m. and going until 2 p.m., is the Holiday Gift and Farmers Market sponsored by the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill. Vendors include the regular Farmers Market vendors. The special Holiday Market features will be beeswax candles and crafted candle sticks by Kathy and Jack Jordan, wood crafts by Hank Lambert, Jewelery by Lynn Byrne, botanical prints, jewelry and “roller balls” by Karen Purvis; herbal soaps; brewing; maple syrup; meat; cheese; sweets; mushroom extracts and greeting cards by Catskill Fungi; hand-dyed silk scarves, Catskill Mountain Photography books, children’s books, coloring books and journals; knitted-ware by Bev Dezan and Gayle Hoffman; hand-sewn kitchen and home accessories by Deb Beckwith; sewn ornaments and elves by Robin Potter; Paper Whites, flowers globes and wreaths for your holiday tables and doors made by Greene and Columbia County Master Gardeners. Tess Charboneau will present her scrumptious baked goods and the Historical Society will provide hot soups and bread. Have a pleasant time perusing the wide variety of crafts, food, products and sundries to find that special and unique gift.
And, please come back to the Community Hall at 5 p.m. on Saturday the 8th for the annual Tree Lighting and covered dish supper. We will go down to the flagpole at the Veterans Memorial Monument to sing and light the tree. Back to the hall for the covered dish supper. Everyone is welcome.
Birthday greetings to Mike and Eric Petosa on Dec. 8.
Happy 29th wedding anniversary on Dec. 10 to Susan and Carl Simpfenderfer.
Dec. 13 it’s happy birthday to Rick Dearstyne.
Greene County Senior Nutrition Program for the week of Dec. 10–Dec. 14 is as follows: Monday—Vegetable lasagna, wax beans, Italian mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail; Tuesday—Seafood scampi, pasta, broccoli, pineapple chunks; Wednesday—Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach puff, rice pudding; Thursday—National Cocoa Day—Pork chop with gravy, red cabbage, applesauce, baked potato, applesauce cake, chocolate milk; Friday—National Biscuits and Gravy Day—Chicken and biscuits with gravy, fresh salad, California mixed vegetables, peach crisp. All persons 60 and older are invited to attend. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 each. Please call at least one day in advance to reserve your meal. Mountain Top Senior Service Center is located in the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, 518-263-4392.
Prayers for Donald Falke, Opal DeLong, Pastor Bob Nash, George Dart, Art Maxwell, Ruth Blumenthal, Ellouise Cole, Linda Neice, John Grinnell, Bud Osborn, Stephanie Pushman, Joan Rappleyea, Ann Robinson, Art Rood, Ann Simpfenderfer, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Gladys Van Valkenburgh, Annette Waller, Mickie Winters, Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, Bill and Aud Gannon, Ellis and Betty Potter, Clarence and Jeanne Soule, Don and Diane Strausser, our leaders, our country, our military and their families and all others in need of prayer.
Dec. 11, 6 p.m. the Ladies Auxiliary of the Town of Lexington Fire Company will meet in the Firemen’s Room for the annual meeting with collection of dues, election of 2019 officers and covered dish supper.
The Lexington/West Kill United Methodist Church Christmas party is at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Lexington church hall. There will be a covered dish supper and grab bag gift exchange, ladies for ladies, gentlemen for gentlemen. All are welcome.
Administrative Council Meeting for the Lexington/West Kill UMC is Dec. 17 in the church hall. Time to be determined.
Then at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 the Lexington/West Kill UMC will hold the Annual Charge Conference meeting with the District Superintendent.
Nominations sought for 2019 Greene County Senior Citizen Awards. According to Richard Golden, Chairperson of the Advisory Council to the Greene County Department for the Aging, nominations are being accepted for the annual Greene County Senior Citizen Awards. The two awards presented annually are the 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, or special projects. The dedication of these volunteers helps make Greene County a better place for us all. The individuals chosen on the county level will in turn be nominated 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 nominees can be re-nominated at any time, as long as they have not won the top awards. Senior of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior award winners may be re-nominated only if seven years or more have passed since last awarded.
If you know someone who deserves this recognition, contact the Greene County Department of Human Services at 518-719-3555 for an official nomination form. A photo of the nominee is requested with the application. Incomplete forms will not be considered as eligible. Any inquiries for further information may also be directed to the department. Deadline for entries is Jan. 31, 2019.
Until next week take care, be thankful and please be kind to one and all.