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Out Lexington Way: Two local residents receive recognition

March 13, 2019 11:34 am Updated: March 13, 2019 11:44 am


Mary and Steve Palazzolo have returned to the snow and cold from an absolutely wonderful time in Florida. They spent time with friends and family enjoying beautiful sunny beaches and fabulous restaurants.

I have caller ID and Town of Lexington came up with a 518-989-6703 number. I wasn’t sure about the number but answered it because it said Town of Lexington. The caller proceeded to tell me my car warranty was expiring and at that point I just hung up. Be careful and very cautious and do not give out your personal info.

Happy birthday to six-year old Ray Clinton on March 14.

Tom Benjamin also celebrates his birthday on March 14.

Several birthdays on March 15 – Marie Anders, Stephanie Pushman, Grace Berger and Ben Gallagher.

March 17 is Nancy Albanese’s birthday.

Birthday greetings to John Klein on March 18.

March 19 is Lori and Skip Dippold’s anniversary.

Kevin Aurigema’s birthday is March 19.

March 27 at 7 p.m. is the Wine and Cheese Party at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill to meet Joseph Montebello, Fundraising Chairman for the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association. Your ideas and help to get the fund raising started is greatly appreciated.

The Greene County Legislature has proclaimed May as Greene County Older Americans Month when it expresses appreciation for the commitment and valuable service of outstanding senior citizens throughout Greene County. In conjunction with this, the Advisory Council to the Greene County Department for the Aging (Human Services) conducts a search for local senior citizens to be recognized for their dedicated and hard work to make our communities a better place to live. In recognition of these significant contributions to the Greene County Community, the Legislature honors all senior nominees.

Two dedicated individuals are chosen to receive special recognition from Greene County Legislature in the categories of Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen. These two county winners will be also be submitted to New York State for special recognition. This year, Robert Hoagland of Tannersville has been honored as the 2019 Senior Citizen of the Year and Margaret Snyder of Athens will receive the Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen award. In addition, Patricia Dushane and Carol Ann Voeks, both of Catskill, will be honored with Certificates of Recognition.

Robert “Bobby” Hoagland was born in Lexington, the youngest of five children. After high school he worked as an electrician and later he worked as a carpenter/laborer at the NY City Police Camp in Platte Clove. Eventually he spent over 20 years as a laborer at a private community in Elka Park. He has been Captain of the Tannersville Fire Department and Tannersville Rescue Squad with over 58 years of service. In 2005 he received the American Red Cross Hometown Hero Award for his decades of devotion to Tannersville and the Town of Hunter.

Margaret “Peggy” Snyder is a proud and dedicated “Marine Mom” as her son is a Master Sergeant with the US Marines. She strongly supports the troops and volunteers her time in numerous military affiliations. She is a seamstress and has made blankets and pillows for the troops. Peggy serves her community by being a volunteer firefighter with the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company. She volunteers with the Green Land Trust and has served on the Athens Community Foundation.

On May 21, Robert and Margaret will be recognized by NYS at a special ceremony as part of the 2019 Older New Yorkers Day celebration in Albany. These two winners, as well as all of the nominees, will be recognized at the May Greene County Legislature meeting and again on May 17, when the Department of Human Services will recognize all this year’s nominees at the Annual Senior Citizen Day.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program for the week of March 18–22 is as follows: Monday—National Sloppy Joe Day—Sloppy Joe, French cut green beans, cauliflower, pears; Tuesday—Chicken Florentine, Italian mixed vegetables, Potatoes O’Brien, chocolate mousse; Wednesday—Crab topped cod, roasted potato, Monaco mixed vegetables, pineapple chunks; Thursday—Meatloaf with gravy, oriental mixed vegetables, fresh salad, mashed potatoes rice pudding; Friday—Swiss broccoli frittata, Italian green beans, fresh salad, roasted butternut squash cubes, fresh fruit. All persons over 60 and spouses 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.

Mark your calendars for a free movie night with free refreshments at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Lexington/West Kill UMC hall in Lexington. Movie will be “The Passion.”

I was very happy to see a brave little green leaf poking out of the ground by my kitchen door last week. Usually the red-wing blackbirds are a sign that spring is coming, but they were around all winter — so were robins. I didn’t see the robins but heard them every now and then.

Happy first day of Spring on March 20!