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Out Lexington Way: Counting the days until spring

January 16, 2019 11:35 am Updated: January 16, 2019 11:47 am

West Kill Brewing LLC, located in the beautiful Spruceton Valley, was honored to be the recipient of a 2019 “Good Food Award” for their Dark Hollow Chocolate Porter. They are looking forward to bringing this medal to West Kill. Congratulations!

Book club met on Jan. 9 with a wonderful covered dish supper at the home of Diane Clarke in West Kill on a very cold, windy, snowy, icy night. It was decided not to meet again until the weather is nicer — in April (we hope). That gives us plenty of time to read “The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic” by Hazel Gaynor.

Mary and Steve Palazzolo enjoyed a visit with their daughter Carly Rose last weekend. It was Mary’s birthday on Jan. 12 and Carly came from Long Island to help her mom celebrate. Steve was the chauffeur and the ladies enjoyed shopping in Albany and on the way home they stopped for a delicious sushi dinner.

Happy birthday to Lois Jenkins on Jan. 19.

Also celebrating a birthday on Jan. 19 is Esther Shakun.

Birthday wishes on Jan. 21 to Kaitlyn Knapp.

Helen Kerr celebrates her birthday on Jan. 22.

Best wishes to all of you.

Lexington-West Kill UMC Administrative Council meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Lexington church hall.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program for the week of Jan. 21–Jan. 25 is as follows: Monday—Department of Human Services main office and all senior nutrition sites closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Tuesday—Italian meatballs, shells in tomato sauce, Italian mixed vegetables, tapioca pudding; Wednesday—National Pie Day—Beef pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, California mixed vegetables, apple pie; Thursday—Parisian baked fish, mixed green and wax beans, fresh salad, parsley boiled potato, fruited gelatin; Friday—Turkey burgers, coleslaw, scalloped potatoes, carrots, pears. All persons 60 and older are invited to attend. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 per meal. Please call at least a day in advance to reserve your meal. Mountain Top Senior Service Center is located in the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, 518-263-4392.

The mission trip team from Lexington and Jewett will be leaving Feb. 3 for Hope House Orphanage in Thailand. If you would like to donate items for Hope House, here is a brief list of requested items: Medicines – first aid creams, Band-aids, fever medicines, cough medicines, cold medicines, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, head lice shampoo; underwear; white socks; school supplies (or monetary donations so they can purchase what they need), supplies for Vacation Bible School; money for rice and milk and money for sports equipment. Children range in all ages. If you have questions, give Shari Pushman a call at 518-965-0748 or Pastor Bob Nash at 607-435-3081.

You are invited to come to Bible study on Monday evenings, 6 p.m. in the Lexington UMC hall and Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. at the Jewett Firehouse, Route 17. All are welcome.

The annual T.G.I.F. Brook’s Chicken BBQ held at the Lexington UMC hall will be held Feb. 15. More details to follow.

Prayers for Ellouise Cole, the Nelson Family, Donald Falke, Ron Coons, Ruth Blumenthal, Ronnie Cline, Marie Anders, Opal DeLong, George Dart, Art Maxwell, John Grinnell, Bud Osborn, Stephanie Pushman, Linda Neice, Joan Rappleyea, Anna Robinson, Art Rood, Anna 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.

If you would like to send Ruth Blumenthal a note or give her a call, here is her address and phone number: Pavilion at Robinson Terrace, Unit 100, One Buntline Drive, Stamford, NY 12167; 607-652-2058.

Only 62 days until Spring — but who’s counting?

“No news is good news,” is usually a good thing in some circumstances — not so much when news is needed for a weekly column.

Until next week take care, be thankful and be kind to one and all.