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Out Lexington Way: A new sign and remember Sept. 11, 2001

September 5, 2018 11:46 am Updated: September 5, 2018 12:13 pm


There is a new sign in front of the Lexington/West Kill United Methodist Church in Lexington. Looks good!

Mary and Steve Palazzolo had company the week of Aug. 20. Mary’s great-nephew Collin, 10, and great-niece Madison Jane, 8, who live on Long Island, came to spend the week and were kept busy doing all kinds of fun activities. They went swimming, to the movies in Hunter, hiking up Spruceton, biking and enjoyed the Duchess County Fair in Rhinebeck.

Congratulations to Grace and Zachary Chase on their marriage Aug. 25. Grace is the daughter of Nina and John Berger of West Kill and Zachary is the son of Laura and Kevin Chase of Hensonville. The weather was beautiful for the lovely outdoor wedding and reception that was held on the Chase family farm in Hensonville. And John Berger wanted to be sure this was included: “A good time was had by all!”

Mary and Steve Palazzolo celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Aug. 27 with a day at Saratoga Race Track. They even won — they came out ahead by $8. After the exciting day at the track they had a fabulous dinner at Fish 30.

For several years, Carol Constable has organized a fundraiser golf tournament, “Golf for Parkinson’s,” at Christman’s in Windham. Since Carol decided to retire from planning the tournament this year, Christman’s Windham House did the organizing to carry on the work that Carol started. During the dinner following the day of golf for the participating teams, Ryan Leach and Erik Leach from Christman’s, presented Carol with a plaque stating: “Christman’s Windham House, Team Fox — presented to Carol Constable in appreciation for your dedication and devotion to the Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Fox and Golf for Parkinson’s. Thank you.” And the quote from Ben Hogan: “As you walk down the fairway of life, you must smell the roses for you only get to play one round.”

The Lexington Farmers Market on Sept. 1 sure was one busy place. The weather cooperated beautifully and all the vendors were doing well.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Town of Lexington Fire Company thanks everyone for supporting their sale of RADA knives which went very well and the bake sale that had nothing left by the close of the farmers market.

Janeen Shoemaker celebrates her birthday on Sept. 7.

Sept. 11 is Bill Dippold’s birthday.

Charles Van Etten has a birthday on Sept. 12.

Happy 31st wedding anniversary to Shari and Bill Pushman on Sept. 12.

Sept. 13 it’s happy birthday to Rose Peterella-Wilson and Kaetlin Cross.

Best wishes to all.

The Lexington Historical Society’s Town of Lexington Picnic and Picture Day is noon-3 p.m. Sept. 8 under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building. People living in the Town of Lexington and their friends are all invited to come on over. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. There will be games for children — young and not so young. The Town Picture will be taken at 1:30 p.m. An “outdoor prize” will be a free 8x10 picture. Come on over, enjoy good food, visit with your neighbors and be included in the town picture.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Sept. 10–Sept. 14 is as follows: Monday—Hot Dog Day—two hot dogs, sauerkraut, baked beans, broccoli puff, chocolate mousse; Tuesday—Crab topped cod, scalloped potato, Antigua mixed vegetables, diced pears; Wednesday—Chicken chow mein, brown rice, oriental mixed vegetables, chocolate chip cookies; Thursday—National Peanut Day—Chef’s salad plate with turkey, cheese, mixed greens, tomatoes, peanut butter swirl brownie; Friday—Farm to Table orange pork, rice, broccoli, Farm Fresh cantaloupe from Story’s Farm. 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 at the Jewett Municipal Building. Route 23C, 518-263-4392.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Town of Lexington Fire Company will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Firemen’s Room.

The next Greene County Public Health rabies clinic will be held 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Freehold Firehouse, Route 32 for Greene County dogs, cats and ferrets. Call ahead for ferrets. Donations are highly encouraged. Call 518-719-3600 if you have questions or need more information.

Please don’t forget that MTC Cable, the fiber Broadband provider, will be at the Lexington Municipal Building for an open house scheduled to run during the extended Lexington Farmers Market on Sept. 15 starting at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. They will be set up in a tent outside and in the Lexington Firemen’s Room inside the municipal building. MTC will answer questions and have a TV there to introduce their programming and have maps and time lines for hookups in your area.

“The Good Dream” by Donna VanLiere will be discussed at the book club at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Diane Clarke’s home in West Kill.

Prayers for 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 6th Hunting and Wildlife Expo will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill, free admission. Displays are open to all hunters, for all North American big and small game species. Bring your displays and trophies of mounted wildlife. There will be a rifle and bow raffle or $300 cash, 50/50 drawing, Chinese Auction, hunting and fishing displays, food and drink. Vendors are wanted at $10 a table. Call in advance: Taris Charysyn at 518-989-6720 or Glenn Howard at 518-291-7043. Sponsored by the Northern Catskills Hunting and Wildlife Expo. All proceeds benefit Wounded Veterans program.

Greene County Department of Human Services announces a series of public hearings to review and comment on its 2019 service plan. These meetings are not only of interest to senior citizens and their families, but also to community agencies and policy makers who have interest, questions or concerns about services in support of the elderly. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The public hearings will be held on Sept. 26, 11:15 a.m., Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett; Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Durham Town Building, 7309 State Route 81, East Durham; Oct. 22, 1:15 p.m., Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second St., Athens; Oct. 22, 7 p.m., New Baltimore Town Hall, 3809 County Route 51, New Baltimore.

Schools are open. Please watch out for the children and stop for those school buses!

Thousands of innocent people died on Sept. 11, 2001. Our country changed that day. Remember the lost. Remember those who came to the rescue and those who served and continue to serve to protect our precious freedom.