Bridge closure: The weekends of April 13–April 15 and April 20–April 22 from 6 p.m. Friday night to 6 a.m. Monday morning, the Route 42 bridge over the Schoharie Creek (Lexington) will be closed to all traffic due to construction operations on site.
During scheduled total road closure, all vehicles affected by the closure will need to use the marked detour.
On April 5 Rose Williams, Betty Hapeman, myself, JoEllen Schermerhorn and Carol Carr enjoyed lunch at the Jewett Senior Center. JoEllen’s and Carol’s little granddaughter, Grace, came along, too. Diane Clarke has returned home to West Kill from a delightful vacation in Florida visiting her friend Ramona.
Kathy Falke has her birthday April 14.
Happy anniversary April 15 to Alice and Adam Cross.
Ellouise Cole’s birthday is April 16.
April 17 is June Hermance’s birthday.
Angie DelNero also celebrates her birthday April 17.
Best wishes to all.
Speaking of birthdays, Clarence Soule will turn 75 on April 12. You are invited to come over to the Lexington/West Kill UMC hall in Lexington 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 14 for cake and wish Clarence a very happy birthday.
Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of April 16–April 20 is as follows: Monday — Macaroni and cheese, three-bean salad, stewed tomatoes, pears; Tuesday — Chicken Divan, brown rice, peas with pearl onions, Mandarin oranges; Wednesday — Hamburger gravy over biscuits, mashed potatoes, spinach, apricots; Thursday — Salmon with dill sauce, fresh salad, parsley boiled potato, broccoli, ice cream sandwich, lemon pudding (HDM); Friday: National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day — Linguini with white clam sauce, fresh salad, broccoli, pineapple, upside-down cake.
Everyone over 60 are invited to attend. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 per meal. Please call at least one day in advance to reserve your meal. Mountain Top Senior Service Center is located at the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, 518-263-4392.
The graveside service for Joyce Vredenburgh Becker will be held at noon April 21 in the Spruceton Cemetery. Refreshments will follow at the Lexington/West Kill UMC hall in Lexington.
Patriots’ Day guest speaker this year will be Dede Thorpe, Town of Hunter Historian and co-author of “Around Hunter.” Her presentation is entitled “Travel from Lexington to Palenville, Places You Pass Along the Way.” So come on over to the West Kill/Lexington Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill, at 5 p.m. April 21 for a Lexington Bicentennial Cookbook covered-dish supper — or anything you would like to make and share — and a very interesting program.
Patriots’ Day is sponsored by the Lexington Historical Society and the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association.
Please remember the Route 42 bridge closure that is scheduled for that weekend. This is the bridge by the Lexington Hotel and Lexington House. Mosquito Point Bridge to Beech Ridge Road is the access route to Patriot’s Day at the Community Hall on April 21 for those coming from the Route 23A direction.
The annual Maple Brunch hosted by the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the community hall in West Kill. This is an extremely popular event with delicious breakfast and lunch items served buffet style. Local maple syrup, eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, mac and cheese, casseroles, potatoes, quiches and much more including yummy baked goods. All this for $12, children under 5 are free.
April 25 is the Greene County rabies clinic at the Lexington Fire Station at the Lexington Municipal building, Route 42 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Greene County dogs, cats and ferrets. Call ahead for ferrets. Questions? Call 518-719-3600.
Prayers continue for the family of Richard Banks, Ruth Blumenthal, Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, Ellouise Cole, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Donna Falke, the family of Larry Falke, Bill and Audry Gannon, John Grinnell, Barbara Mead, Lois Jenkins, Bud Osborn, the family of Bill Potter, Ellis and Betty Potter, Stephanie Pushman, Joan Rappleyea, Ann Robinson, Art Rood, Ann Simpfenderfer, Clarence and Jeanne Soule, Don and Diane Strausser, Gladys Van Valkenburgh, Annette Waller, Rose Williams, Mickie Winters, our country, our leaders, our military and their families and all others in need of prayer.
The next Ecumenical meeting will be May 1 at the Lexington/West Kill UMC hall in Lexington. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with a guest speaker. A covered-dish lunch will follow.
There is a Greene County Department Human Services bus trip scheduled for Thursday, July 26 – Lake George Steamboat-Lac Du Saint Sacrement. Deadline to reserve for this trip is July 5. The trip will be repeated Aug. 9 and the deadline to reserve is July 19. Boarding time for the boat is 11 a.m. Departure from Lake George to home is 2 p.m. Notification of pick-up times will be day prior to trip. There is a nonrefundable reservation price of $45, which includes bus transportation, boat ride and lunch. Limit to 18 passengers — first paid, first go
To make a reservation, mail to Greene County Department Human Services, Attention Ken Brooks, Business Manager, 411 Main St., Catskill, NY, 12414. Call Janet at 518-719-3559.
Greene County Department Human Services is sponsoring a bus trip to the “Once Upon a Time” Greene County Youth Fair 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. Deadline to reserve a seat is July 24. Riders will be contacted regarding pick up times. Call Janet at 518-719-3559.
Until next week, take care, be thankful and please be kind. You may never know how your act of kindness may have changed someone’s life.