Carol Constable and I were driving on Route 23A and we counted five eagles in basically the same spot along the Schoharie. Later I was speaking to Bette Knapp and she couldn’t wait to tell me she saw seven eagles and it was the same area where Carol and I saw them.

Mary and Steve Palazzolo’s daughter, Carly, came from Long Island to spend the weekend. It was Mary’s birthday on Jan. 12, so they all went out for a delicious dinner Saturday night at the Millrock in Windham.

Happy birthday to Lois Jenkins on Jan. 19. Also celebrating a birthday on Jan. 19 is Esther Shakun. Jan. 21 is Kaitlyn Knapp’s birthday. Helen Kerr celebrates her birthday Jan. 22. Best wishes to all.

The Lexington non-partisan meeting is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Lexington/West Kill UM Church hall in Lexington. Join us when we vote on projects to pursue, listen to Liza and Paul Dwon talk about Lexington’s emergency services, get an update on the status of the comprehensive plan, find out about the progress on the reshaping of the website and discuss town current events.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Jan. 20 – Jan. 24 is as follows: Monday—Martin Luther King Day—Main office and all nutrition sites closed; Tuesday—Baked chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, tropical mixed fruit; Wednesday—National Blondie Day—Sweet and sour pork, rice broccoli, Blondie; Thursday—Cranberry chicken salad plate, fresh greens and cucumbers, potato salad, yogurt parfait; Friday—Salmon with dill sauce, coleslaw, baked potato, California mixed vegetables and lemon mousse. 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.

Deadline for entries for nominations for 2020 Greene County Senior Citizen Awards is Jan. 31. The two awards, presented annually, are the Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of senior citizens who have volunteered their time and energy to help other people, their communities and/or special projects. The dedication of these volunteers help to make Greene County a better place for all of us. The individuals chosen on the county level will then represent Greene County for recognition for New York State awards.

Any Greene County resident, age 60 or older, can be nominated for these awards. Achievements must be voluntary in nature, performed in Greene County and not part of paid employment. Past award winners may be nominated only if seven or more years have passed since last recognized.

If you know someone who deserves this recognition, contact the Greene County Department of Human Services at 518-719-3555 for an official nomination form. Incomplete forms will not be considered as eligible. Any inquiries for further information may also be directed to the department.

The annual TGIF Brooks Chicken BBQ at the Lexington/West Kill UMC in Lexington, will be held Feb. 14 (yes, that’s Valentine’s Day). So bring your Sweetie for a delicious chicken dinner with cupcakes for dessert. Take outs will be available or enjoy fellowship in the dining hall. An adult dinner is only $12; children 5–10 are $5; and under 5 years are free; chicken halves, $7.

The 2020 annual Children’s Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by The Catskill Mountain Fish & Game Club and The Stoney Clove Rod & Gun Club will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Rip Van Winkle/Tannersville Lake. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Prizes awarded for the largest fish and the most fish, in both the junior and senior division. Open to children up to 16 years old. Children 16 years of age must have a valid fishing license. You may fish with up to three tip ups or hand lines, and use single hooks only. Live bait and some tip-ups will be available for use. For more information, call Bob Monteleone at 518-488-0240.

Continue to pray for Australia, Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, Ellouise Cole, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Donna Falke, John Grinnell, Betty Hapeman, Martha Hartman, Sally Hildebrand, Dale Klein, Bill Klein, Barbara and Bill Mead, Jannel Mellott, Pastor Bob and Diane Nash, Ellis and Betty Potter, Stephanie Pushman, Joan Rappleyea, Ann Robinson, Art and Joyce Rood, Ann Shoemaker, Anna Simpfenderfer, Clarence and Jeanne Soule, Tom Soule, Don and Diane Strausser, Dr. Dan Sullivan, Albert Van Etten, Gladys Van Valkenburgh, Annette Waller, Debbie Wandursky, Mary and Ron Westman, Mickie Winters, our country, our government, our military and their families and all others in need of prayer.

Did you enjoy the hint of spring we had over the weekend?

Until next week take care, be thankful, be humble and please be kind to one and all.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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