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Out Lexington Way: Mark your calendars for some great upcoming events

May 16, 2018 11:39 am Updated: May 16, 2018 11:58 am

We extend deepest sympathy to Amy Valentini and children, family and friends on the passing of Amy’s husband Paul Davis on May 10.

Marilyn Dippold was guest of honor at a wonderful 86th birthday party held at the Community Hall in West Kill on May 6. Marilyn’s sons and daughters, spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews were there — 25 family members from near and far, some that Marilyn has not seen in years. Marilyn had such a good time and was so happy to have everyone there to celebrate with her.

The Lexington Historical Society held its annual meeting May 12. Historian Peter Lindemann was the guest speaker. He gave an exceptional presentation on “Lexington Does Her Bit in the Great War.” It was especially moving to see photographs of 20 of the 22 enlisted soldiers and sailors from Lexington.

Some of these photos have not been seen for a century. Mr. Lindemann will be sending a copy of the photos to the Historical Society and efforts will be made to give copies of these photos to the appropriate families.

During the meeting, a plaque was dedicated in honor of Karen Deeter who was instrumental in the Lexington Historical Society. Raffle tickets are available for the drawing in October and Wendy Winters was the lucky winner of the door prize — a gift certificate to Kern’s nursery.

Happy birthday to Jim Buscarello on Saturday, May 19.

Janet Nicholls celebrates her birthday Tuesday, May 22.

May 22 is also Dan Davern’s birthday.

Birthday wishes to Sarah Jordan on Wednesday, May 23.

May 23, Marilyn Soule celebrates her birthday.

Best wishes to you all.

There will be a chicken barbecue hosted by the Sunday school children of the Memorial United Methodist Church, Route 28, Shandaken on May 19. Take outs start at 4:30 p.m. and dining room service from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu includes half a chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and roll, homemade desserts and beverage.

Adults will cost $12. If you would like to purchase your ticket in advance, give Amy a call at 845-254-4027. You can also buy your ticket at the door.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program for the week of May 21–May 25 is as follows: Monday — Macaroni and cheese, three-bean salad, stewed tomatoes, peaches; Tuesday — Birthday celebrations: meatloaf with gravy, mashed potato, orange carrots, birthday cupcake; Wednesday — Pork chop with mushroom gravy, egg noodles, braised cabbage, apple/sweet potato compote; Thursday — Cook’s choice, broccoli, tropical fruit mix; Friday — National Vanilla Pudding Day: roasted chicken, fresh salad, lemon rosemary roasted potatoes, Antigua mixed vegetables, vanilla pudding with fresh berries and whipped cream.

Everyone age 60 or older is 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. Mountaintop Senior Service Center is located at the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C; 518-263-4392.

The Department of Human Services will recognize all this year’s nominees as part of the 2018 Older New Yorkers Day at the eighth Annual Senior Citizen Day at the Historic Point in Catskill on May 18. Festivities will run from noon to 3 p.m.

This year, Dede Terns-Thorpe, of Haines Falls, has been honored as the 2018 Senior Citizen of the Year and Bernice May Hoyt, of Hunter, will receive the Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen award.

Nancy Clark, of Athens, and Jan and Jack Shane, of Hunter, will receive Certificates of Merit from Greene County.

Lexington/West Kill UMC Administrative Council meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. May 21 in the Lexington church hall.

Wednesday, May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. is the next Greene County Public Health rabies clinic for Greene County dogs, cats and ferrets at the Leeds Firehouse, Old Route 23B. Donations are highly encouraged.

Please bring record of pet’s previous vaccination to receive a three-year certificate. If no record is shown, pet will be given a one-year vaccination. New Baltimore Animal Hospital will provide the veterinary service. If you have questions, call 518-719-3600.

Lexington Farmers’ Market 2018 season starts May 26 from 10 a.m. to noon under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42. If you’ve been to the market in the past, you know what wonderful local products and produce are available. If you haven’t stopped by yet, be sure to do so. The market will run every other Saturday through Oct. 27.

The West Kill Ladies Aid will be holding their first bake sale of the season at the May 26 Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to noon. Proceeds benefit the West Kill Ladies Aid who maintain the West Kill Methodist Church.

After checking out everything under the pavilion at the Farmers’ Market on May 26, there’s no problem on planning what will be for dinner that night. Come over to the Lexington United Methodist Church hall, 54 county Route 13A, Lexington, for the annual Lexington/West Kill United Methodist Trustees Brooks’ Chicken barbecue starting at 5 p.m. with take outs and dining room available.

An adult dinner is $12 and includes a half chicken, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, roll, gingerbread with real whipped cream. Children ages 5-10 are $5; under 5 years are free and a chicken half is $7.

Please join the American Legion and Auxiliary, the Lexington Fire Company and Rescue Squad and Ladies Auxiliary, veterans and residents in the annual Memorial Day parade in West Kill. We meet at the community hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill at 9 a.m. for a service and then march to the two cemeteries. Taps are played and a gun salute performed at each cemetery. Everyone is invited to come back to the West Kill Firehouse for the traditional serving of ice cream provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lexington Fire Company.

The Senior Health Fair will be held May 30 at the Greene County YMCA, Hope Plaza, 35 Route 81, West Coxsackie. There will be a class in cardio/sculpt circuit for older adults from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Screenings and resources: The Alzheimer’s Association, CDPHP, Excel Physical Therapy, Greene County Public Health-Nutrition, The Hearing Boutique, Heermance Library, Hudson Valley Foot Association, Kelly’s Pharmacy, Monica Coughlin Chair Massage and more. All are welcome.

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