Lexington Farmers Market opening day May 28

Photo by Paul Dwon

Condolences to the family and friends of Angie DelNero who passed away on May 17.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Emil Banks beginning at noon June 4 under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42. Bring stories to tell and food to share. All are welcome.

About 50 or so family and friends surprised Susan and Eugene Constable at a 50th wedding anniversary party at Jessie’s Harvest House in Tannersville on May 14. Jane and Dennis Lucas drove Susan and Eugene to Jessie’s and Susan and Eugene realized something was going on when they arrived at the restaurant and saw their four granddaughters waiting for them on the porch. The other guests were waiting for them inside and they all had a wonderful time.

There was a nice turnout for the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association’s annual meeting on May 21 at the Community Hall in West Kill. There has been lots of hard work put into all the improvements to the hall. Reports were given by Mary Palazzolo, Devon Russ and Glenda Lauten. Suggestions were given for additional possible fundraisers. New members are always welcome and your support greatly appreciated.

May 27 is the annual Lexington/West Kill UM Trustees Brooks Chicken Barbecue at the Lexington Church Hall, 54 County Route 13A, Lexington from 3-6 p.m. Adult dinner includes half barbecue chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, green beans, gingerbread with real whipped cream. Take out only. Adults, $15; children 5-10, $6; under 5, free; chicken half, $8. Tickets at the door until sold out.

Opening Day for the Lexington Farmers Market is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 28 under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42, Lexington. This will be a Special Market event celebrating maple syrup. There will be Bluegrass music with David Goldberg and his band, pancakes from Newton Farm and local maple syrup from Maple Hills Farm. The market is held every other Saturday through Oct. 22 and regular market Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2, Sept. 3 and Oct. 8 will also be Special Market Days, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The last Friday and Saturday of every month (May 27 and May 28) there is a book sale at the Hunter Public Library 10 a.m.–4 p.m on Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Fill a paper bag with books for $5.

Come join us for a joint worship service with the Lexington/West Kill UMC, Kaaterskill UMC, East Jewett UMC and Lanesville UMC under the pavilion on the Lexington Municipal Building grounds, Memorial Day weekend, at 10 a.m. May 29. A covered dish picnic will follow worship. All are welcome.

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held in West Kill at 9 a.m. May 30. We will gather at the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road and after a short service, will march to the cemeteries in West Kill to pay our respects and come back to the West Kill Fire Station for the traditional serving of ice cream by the Town of Lexington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

The Virgil E. Deyo American Legion Post 1327 will be hosting a Memorial Day Parade, 1 p.m. in Prattsville on Monday, May 30 with a Memorial Ceremony following at the Town Green.

Happy anniversary to Pastor Bob and Diane Nash on May 26. May 28 Lois Banks celebrates her birthday. Also having a birthday on May 28 is Kevin VanHentenryck. Happy birthday to Joe Loverro of WRIP fame on May 31. Best wishes to all.

The following is the weekly menu offered by the Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program for the week of May 30 – June 3: Monday—Memorial Day – main office and all senior nutrition sites closed. Remember to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom; Tuesday—Sweet and sour chicken, oriental mixed vegetables, white rice, peaches; Wednesday—BBQ chicken thighs, baked beans, butternut squash, cookies with applesauce; Thursday—Seafood scampi, green beans, linguini, fresh fruit; Friday—Cranberry chicken salad, marinated carrots, mixed greens, macaroni salad, fresh fruit. All persons over the age of 60 can receive a meal. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 per meal. Those wishing to receive a meal are required to call the respective locations at least a day in advance: Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett, 263-4392; Acra Community Center, Old Route 23B, Cairo, 622-9898; Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street, Athens, 945-2700. If you wish to pick up a lunch at the Robert Antonelli Senior Center in Catskill, please call at least a day in advance, the Rivertown Senior Center to reserve.

June 4 is the opening day of the Kaaterskill UMC Thrift Shop, located in Hunter. Hours will be 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays and noon-3 p.m. Saturdays. This year the shop days will be expanded in July and August. The plan is to be open on Thursdays as well as Tuesdays and Saturdays, You are welcome to shop and/or volunteer to help.

Tai Chi for Health, an outdoor class for beginners, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays under the pavilion at the Town of Lexington Municipal building, starting June 7. This is a donation based class. If you need more information, call Nina at 607-427-0219.

The next Greene County Public Health Department 2022 Rabies Clinic will be held June 15 at Angelo Canna Town Park, Cairo. Call to preregister 518-719-3600.

The Greene County Children, Youth and Community Advisory Board announced their selections for the 2022 Youth Awards: Samuel Mozzillo, Coxsackie-Athens High School-2022 Greene County Youth of the Year; Gabriel Hoglund, Coxsackie-Athens High School-Children, Youth and Community Advisory Board Chairman’s Choice Award and Brianna Leishear, Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School-Greene County Department of Human Services Director’s Award. Congratulations to these outstanding youth.

Prayers for all who are dealing with loss, illnesses, healing and difficulties, our country, Ukraine, the world.

Thank you to all the healthcare providers, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, dispatchers, volunteers, essential and front line workers, farmers, truck drivers, our military, their families and so many more.

Until next week take care, be thankful, be humble, be courteous, be gracious, be kind. Your act of kindness may change someone’s life.

On Memorial Day, let us honor, remember, pay respect and never forget those who gave all. For those who have sacrificed all, we thank you and for those who continue to protect and serve, we salute you.

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