Bette Knapp, Pat Findholt and Lorraine Banks enjoyed their monthly breakfast outing at Woodnotes at the Emerson on Jan. 17. The ladies always have a good time together.

Jannel Mellott’s birthday was Jan. 16. Her birthday party with family and friends was held at the Chicken Run Restaurant on Jan. 18. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and being a part of Jannel’s celebration.

Welcome home to Pastor Bob and Diane Nash from their trip to Africa. They were so happy to be able to visit with their missionary daughter Jen and husband and four young grandchildren.

Had a wonderful telephone visit with Ellouise Cole on Jan. 19. Ellouise is doing well in her new home in Latham and is quite happy there. She has made new friends and settled in but, of course, she thinks of her friends here on the Mountain Top.

Mary and Steve Palazzolo had company over the weekend. Mary’s niece, Christine Bentley and her children, Colin and Madison Joan, enjoyed skiing and spending time here on the Mountain Top before returning down state on Monday.

Jan. 25 is the Lexington non-partisan meeting being held at the Lexington/West Kill UMC, Route 13A, Lexington. Meeting is 6–7 p.m. 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 web site and discuss town current events.

Happy birthday to Robin Potter on Jan. 27. Jan. 27 is also Warren Strausser’s birthday. Carl Simpfenderfer celebrates his birthday on Jan. 28. Jan. 29 is Ariana Creech’s birthday. Happy birthday wishes to Shirley Van Valkenburgh on Jan. 30. Best wishes to all.

Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Jan. 27–Jan. 31 is as follows: Monday—Chili con Carne, brown rice, wax beans, fruit cocktail; Tuesday-- Cook’s Choice—California mixed vegetables, chocolate mousse; Wednesday—Roast turkey with gravy, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, pears; Thursday—Meatloaf with gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, oatmeal raisin cookie; Friday—Eggplant Parmesan, spaghetti, fresh salad, broccoli and Tiramisu. 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, Jewett, 518-263-4392.

You have until Jan. 31 to nominate senior citizens for the 2020 Greene County Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen. They have to be a Greene County resident, 60 or older. For more information and the official nomination form, call the Greene County Department of Human Services at 518-719-3555.

There is a free Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society on Feb. 11 at noon in the Proctor’s Theatre, Main Stage, 432 State St., Schenectady. John Wiesner and Claudia Bracaliello will be playing the three manual Wurlitzer theater organ named “Goldie.” The concert is free and mid-day, so no one has to drive after dark. If you are able to park in the parking garage, there are free passes. It would be so good to see the new seats in the theater more full. These concerts are held once a month until June. The next one will be March 3.

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14. You know what else is on Feb. 14? The annual TGIF Brooks Chicken BBQ at the Lexington/West Kill UMC in Lexington starting at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Takeouts will be available or you can enjoy your dinners and fellowship in the dining hall. An adult dinner is only $12 and that includes half a chicken, baked potato, vegetable, coleslaw, roll and cupcake for dessert. Children 5–10 are $5 and under five years are free, chicken halves only, $7.

The 2020 Annual Children’s Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by The Catskill Mountain Fish and Game Club and The Stoney Clove Rod & Gun Club will be held on Feb. 15 at the Rip Van Winkle/Tannersville Lake, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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.

Apparently winter isn’t done with us yet. No surprise there. Just in case you are counting — 56 days till the first day of spring — according to the calendar.

Until next week take care, be thankful, humble and kind.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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