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KINGSTON — We know it’s still chilly outside, but start dreaming. Luscious berries, evergreens, nut trees, and native flowering shrubs, there’s something for everyone in this year’s seedling sale. New this year we are offering edible fruit packs with four blueberries, two blackberries, two red raspberries and two June-bearing Honeoye strawberries!

This pack of 10 plants will create wonderful fruit garden. We also have extra June bearing strawberries and blueberry pairs to add to your fruit desires, along with the popular Red Haven peach tree. Since the peach trees are self-fertile, you need only one. Our popular prepacks are back with the all native flowering shrubs, evergreen trees (grow your own Christmas trees) and native nut trees.

That’s ten to a pack with five different species in each. The deadline for orders is March 15. Pick up is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 and April 30 and 9 a.m.-noon May 1 at the red mini-barn behind the office at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. You’ll be able to select your date and time during check-out. For complete details and to order from our online store, visit

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, craft fair/plant sale will be held May 22. Start saving your plant cuttings, rooting plants, small or large potted plants, and hanging plants you would be willing to donate.

We’re always looking for the common ones, and the not so common ones. If anyone has a Purple Passion with the fuzzy leaves that are jagged, we would really appreciate some cuttings or rooted plants or potted plants.

Of course any others plants are appreciated. We will also be accepting donations of flower pots, all sizes, hanging planters, plant hangers, bulbs, bushes, outdoor plants, small trees. yard tools, small garden tools, etc. Call Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384 or Charles Ryan at 518-227-8954 to arrange delivery or pick-up. The craft fair/plant sale will be indoors and outdoors, according to COVID 19 guidelines. Marks and social distancing required.

Feb. 25

CATSKILL — The 19th Annual CHS March for Peace and Justice will be held Feb. 25.

The march will step off at 5:15 p.m. on the steps of the Second Baptist Church on Main Street in Catskill and proceed to the Greene County Court House and then to the steps of the Catskill Middle School.

Because of the pandemic, the entire event will take place outdoors. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required. All are welcome. For information, call 518-943-2590,

NEWBURGH — Michael McGuire, assistant professor of History at Mount Saint Mary College, will continue this semester’s Investigating Research on Campus (iROC) series with “Elective Citizens? The Radcliffe College Community’s Spectral Participation in World War I Activity, 1914-1926” at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 25. The talk will take place virtually via Zoom. It is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Register at

March 2

ALBANY — New NYS Laws for Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning and Long-term Care 1 p.m. March 2 via Zoom. Join us for a Zoom training with Former NYS Assemblywoman and Asset Protection Attorney,

Ann-Margaret Carrozza, and Director of Outreach at NYSARC Trust Services, Sarah Szewczyk, to learn how to prepare for changing NYS laws in order to protect assets and income for Medicaid planning and long-term care purposes. The virtual host is Shaker Place, the Capital District’s premier rehabilitation and nursing center. Visit to learn about the newly renovated facility located in Albany. Call 518-869-2231 or email for further information. You must register to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and call-in details:

March 6

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will hold a take out only corned beef and cabbage dinner 3:30-6 p.m. March 6. Cost is $13. Orders must be made by March 3 by calling 518-421-1384.

March 11

EAST BERNE — Helderberg Christian School, 96 Main St., East Berne, will hold a Brooks’ Barbecue fundraiser 4-6:30 p.m. March 11, drive thru/take out only. COVID guidelines apply. Chicken dinner, $13 preordered or $14 day of event. Call by March 9 to preorder, 518-499-5416.

March 12

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — The South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave, South Bethlehem, will host a take out only by reservation corned beef and cabbage dinner 3:30-6:30 p.m. March 12. Dinner includes dessert.

The cost is $12. Call/text Emily Shutter at 518-813-0661 or Cathleen McCullough at 518-265-8684. Visit South Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Facebook and leave a message with your reservation.

March 13

CAIRO — Round Top Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary second annual corned beef and cabbage dinner, take out only, 3-6 p.m. March 13 at the Round Top Firehouse, 1507 Hearts Content Road, Cairo.

Menu includes corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, carrots, rye bread, soda bread and dessert.

Cost is $15. Snow date is March 20.

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