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Out Lexington Way: Lexington Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary attend dinner

Sept. 8 was the Lexington Historical Society’s Town Picnic and Picture Day under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building. Janet Nicholls had her extensive collection of obituaries on display that are not only records of important dates but also the history of the people included. She also was very happy to share all the information she has collected over the years on mountain lions in an organized binder weighing eight pounds.
September 12, 2018 11:42 am Updated: September 12, 2018 11:50 am


Six Town of Lexington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary members, JoEllen Schermerhorn, Shirley Van Valkenburgh, Betty Hapeman, Rose Williams, Helen Kerr and Jannel Mellott, attended the Greene County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Ladies Auxiliary dinner that was held at the Athens Firehouse on Sept. 5. The ladies enjoyed the evening and fellowship.

The Town Picnic and Picture Day that was sponsored by the Lexington Historical Society and the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association was a great success on Sept. 8. Lorraine Banks said there were more people at the picnic then pigeons sitting on her telephone/power lines at her house that morning — and there were 57 pigeons. The picnic was held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building and the town photo was taken by Donna Poulin. Hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks were provided and there was an amazing array of side dishes and desserts brought by those attending. After all the hot and humid weather, Saturday was quite chilly and windy and many had on fleece sweaters. The hot coffee was greatly appreciated.

During the picnic, Lexington Town Historian, Mary Palazzolo and Deputy Historian, Christine Dwon presented Town of Lexington Historical Society’s President Lorraine Banks, with Hazel Cole Carter’s painting, “Primitive Girl,” donated to the Historical Society by Dru Wilson of Georgia. Hazel and husband Bert were West Kill residents for many years. It was Dru’s wish to have “Primitive Girl” come back home and the Historical Society is most grateful for Dru’s generosity.

Janet Nicholls had a wonderful display of her mountain lion information in an organized binder weighing over eight pounds, mountain lion t-shirt collection and books of obituaries that contain important dates and the history of the people included.

Devon Russ and Bennett Wine were at the Lexington Municipal Building on Sept. 8 working on the beautiful garden by the Commemorative Brick Garden.

The Town of Lexington Fire Company participated in the 2018 Greene County Volunteer Firemen’s Convention Dress Parade hosted by Athens Fire Department on Sept. 8. They received 2nd place for the Best Appearing Unit 9–15 in line. Congratulations!

Happy birthday to Ted Huggins Sept. 14.

Jeremy Knapp celebrates his birthday Sept. 15.

Also having a birthday on Sept. 15 is Zach Jordan.

Best wishes to all.

Sept. 15 is your opportunity to speak with MTC Cable, the fiber Broadband provider. They will be set up at an extended Lexington Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., to answer questions and have a TV in the Lexington Firemen’s Room inside the municipal building to introduce their programming and have maps and time lines for hookups in your area. There will also be a tent outside.

Book club will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Diane Clarke’s home in West Kill to discuss “A Good Dream” by Donna VanLiere.

The Administrative Council for the Lexington/West Kill UMC will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lexington church hall.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Sept. 17–Sept. 21 is as follows: Monday — National Linguine Day-Linguine with red clam sauce, spinach, pineapple; Tuesday — Farm to Table sausage and peppers, green beans, cauliflower, Farm Fresh pears from Black Horse Farms; Wednesday — National Butterscotch Pudding Day-Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, butterscotch pudding; Thursday — Pork Chop Monterey, braised cabbage, applesauce, Au gratin potatoes, Black Forest cake; Friday — Seafood salad, pasta salad, fresh greens, coleslaw with carrots, fresh fruit. All persons over 60 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.

Call Taris Charysyn at 518-989-6720 or Glenn Howard at 518-291-7043 for information or to reserve a vendors table at the 6th Hunting and Wildlife Expo 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill. Admission is free and displays are open to all hunters for all North American big and small game species. There will be a rifle and bow raffle or $300 cash, 50/50 drawing, Chinese Auction, displays, food and drink. Sponsored by the Northern Catskills Hunting and Wildlife Expo. All proceeds benefit Wounded Veterans program.

Another brick order is going to be placed for the Lexington Commemorative Brick Garden. Bricks are $45 each. Stop by the Lexington Municipal Building and see how beautiful the memorial bricks look around the flagpole. A garden has also been started. If you would like to order bricks, give Mary a call at the History Room, 518-989-6476 ext. 16 and leave a message or 518-989-6813.

Prayers for the family of Doreen Bush, Ellouise Cole, Art Maxwell, Ruth Blumenthal, Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Bill and Aud Gannon, John Grinnell, Bud Osborn, Ellis and Betty Potter, Stephanie Pushman, Pastor Bob and Diane Nash, Joan Rappleyea, Ann Robinson, Art Rood, Ann Simpfenderfer, Clarence and Jeanne Soule, Don and Diane Strausser, Gladys Van Valkenburgh, Annette Waller, Mickie Winters, our leaders, our country, our military and their families and all others in need of prayer.

The AARP Fall Smart Driver Course will be held at the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C 1-4 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 18. The course costs $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members. You must possess a valid NYS driver’s license and attend both days. To register, call Mike Pirrone, 518-945-2122 or 917-656-0424 or email

Hurricane season is upon us. Pray for any and all in the storms’ paths.

Until next week take care, be thankful and please always be kind. Your act of kindness, as simple as a smile, a kind word, a helping hand, could change someone’s life.