We extend deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Les Risley who passed away July 23.
The Greene County Department of Human Services is desperately looking for volunteer drivers to assist homebound senior citizens by delivering meals and/or provide transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers can tell the department what days and/or times available and the department will schedule you appropriately. You will even receive mileage reimbursement. Interested and want more information? Contact Ruth Pforte, Greene County RSVP Volunteer Coordinator at 581-719-3555.
Carol and Skeet Constable went up to Albany on July 25 for dinner at the Longhorn Steak House to celebrate granddaughter Mackenzie’s graduation from Bethlehem High School. Parents Connie and Michael, sister Cassandra and Cassandra’s friend Corey were all part of the happy celebration.
Another lovely Lexington/West Kill UMC worship service on July 26 under the pavilion with Pastor Amy. We were very blessed to have Thelma Nelson bring and play her keyboard.
Sunday worship services for the Lexington/West Kill UMC are held at 9 a.m. at the Lexington Municipal Building under the pavilion. Guidelines are followed with masks and social distancing. Bring your own Bible and a lawn chair if you prefer. Seating is available at the picnic tables. A restroom in the Municipal Building is provided and you can park next to the pavilion on the grass for a short walk to your seat. Services are posted on Facebook and hopefully soon on Lexington/West Kill UMC YouTube channel.
Happy birthday to Wayne Thompson on July 30. Louie Kizyma also celebrates his birthday, July 30. Birthday wishes go out on Aug. 2 to Alida Bloodgood. Happy birthday on Aug. 4 to Debbie Buscarello. Aug. 4 is Kenney Bloodgood’s birthday. Best wishes to all.
Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of July 29 – Aug. 2 is as follows: Monday—Pork Lo Mein, oriental mixed vegetables, pineapple chunks; Tuesday—National Cheesecake Day-Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach puff, cheesecake; Wednesday—Sloppy Joes, brown rice, wax beans, rice pudding; Thursday—Turkey and cheese salad plate, beet salad, three-bean salad, potato salad, yogurt grape dessert; Friday—Farm to Table—Baked chicken with gravy, green salad, fresh local balsamic Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, fresh fruit. All persons over 60 and spouses are invited to participate. Suggested donation for each meal is $4. The menu will be the meal that is delivered to all Greene County homebound meal clients. Other seniors that wish to order a takeout lunch from a center are required to call the respective location at least a day in advance. Menu is subject to change based on product availability and circumstance. Mountain Top Senior Service Center is located at the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, 518-263-4392.
The next Lexington Farmers Market will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 1 under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42. Masks are required for customers and vendors, social distancing, no restrooms and no pets allowed.
The Lexington Historical Society will be holding bake sales at the Farmers Market on Aug. 1 and again on Aug. 29.
Town of Lexington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building.
Mark your calendars for the following: Greene County Public Health Department is pleased to announce dates for this year’s Flu clinics for adults over age 18:
Sept. 22-Riverside Park, Coxsackie; Thursday, Sept. 24-Windham Waste Water Plant; Tuesday, Sept. 29-Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill; Thursday, Oct. 1-Angelo Canna Park, Cairo. All clinics will run from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The cost of the Senior Flu dose (65 and older) is $80 and the Quadrivalent Flu (18 – 64 years old) is $51. Greene County Public Health accepts the following insurances: (non-managed) Medicare, Senior Blue, Blue Shield of NENY, Empire Plan (NYSHIP), CDPHP and Medicaid HMO’s: CDPHP/Fidelis. All clinics will be done as drive-thru clinics due to COVID-19. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, contact the Greene County Health Department at 518-719-3600.
There is a WiFi Hot Spot provided by the Margaretville Telephone Company by the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building. You are welcome to use it either under the pavilion or in your cars.
I do not answer phone calls when I do not recognize the name or number on the caller ID. I let the answering machine pick it up. But the scammers can use a local name and number, you answer it and it is a scam call. The call I got the other day and that was on my answering machine, was from Investigator (I could not understand his name) saying that my winning contest number was stolen and I had to call him back right away. I don’t enter contests so pretty darn sure it wasn’t my — or anyone else’s — “winning number” that was stolen.
Prayers for our country, our leaders, all essential workers, police, firefighters, EMS, health care providers, military and their families. Please treat each other with compassion, courtesy, dignity, respect and kindness. All lives matter.