Deepest sympathy to friends and family, parents Bette and John Knapp Sr., wife Stacy and children Jeremy and Kaitlyn on the passing of John Knapp last week. Condolences to the family and friends of George Dart Sr. who also passed away last week. Sympathy to friends and family of Annette Waller who passed away recently.

Shirley Van Valkenburgh’s birthday was Jan. 30 and she had a lovely party with family and friends.

Thanks to all the highway guys and gals who work so hard to plow and maintain our roads.

The Lexington Mission Church Blessing Box is closed for the winter but if you have a need, please call 518-299-3227.

Please keep in prayer the families of John Knapp, George Dart and Annette Waller. Prayers for Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, Alida Bloodgood, Ellouise Cole, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Donna Falke, Linda Falke, Betty Hapeman, Jerry and Margaret Lawrence, Janice Maben Maureen McCullar, Barbara and Bill Mead, Jannel Mellott, Ellis and Betty Potter, Ann Robinson, Art and Joyce Rood, Christy Ryan, Ann Shoemaker, Jeanne and Clarence Soule, Tom Soule, Don and Diane Strausser, Harvey Truesdell, Debbie Wandursky, Mickie Winters, all who are struggling and recovering with Covid.

Children’s Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by the Catskill Mountain Fish and Game Club and the Stoney Clove Rod and Gun Club will be held 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 13 at the Rip Van Winkle/Tannersville Lake. Registration starts at 9 a.m. All participants must follow social distancing guidelines. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish and most fish in both Junior and Senior Divisions. Open to children up to 16 years old. Children 16 years of age must have a valid fishing license. You may fish up to three tip ups or hand lines and use single hooks only. Live bait and some tip ups will be available for use. If you have questions, call Bob Monteleone at 518-488-0240.

The Tannersville Ice Sculpture Festival will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 13. Bring your tools and carve a sculpture on Main Street. Call 518-858-9094 for information.

Feb. 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. If you would like some suggestions on what you can do, go to

So much for the Wooly Bears’ winter predictions. The caterpillars I saw in the fall had a black band in the front and a long brown middle and a little black band on the end. Black means bad weather, brown means mild weather.

So how’s that working out?

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