Happy New Year!

Birthday wishes go out to Schyler Minew on Jan. 6. Also celebrating a birthday on Jan. 6 is John Falke. Jan. 7 is Debbie and Frank Valerio’s wedding anniversary. Happy birthday to Ila Goodrich on Jan. 7. Jan. 8 we wish Diane Nash a happy birthday. Adam Cross celebrates his birthday on Jan. 9. Jan. 10 is Nancy Bower’s birthday. Happy birthday to Mary Palazzolo Jan. 12. Diane Cross celebrates her birthday on Jan. 12. Best wishes to everyone.

On the second Tuesday of every month (Jan. 11), there is a Coffee Klatch at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main St., Hunter, for 55 and over from 10 a.m.-noon. Light refreshments and coffee and tea are available.

The Hunter Public Library has a Little Free Library box at the end of the building by the Lexington Post Office. The Hunter Public Library is not accepting book donations at this time but please stop by the Little Library and take a book or two or more.

As of Jan. 1, 2022, the Hunter Public Library will be a fine free library. Any outstanding late fees will be forgiven. Library hours are as follows: closed Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; noon-4 p.m. Wednesday; noon-6 p.m. Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

The Town of Lexington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will not meet for the months of January, February or March.

Notary services are available (Jan. 13) at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, 2-4 p.m. every other Thursday. Bring photo ID and if you have questions, call 518-589-5707.

Doesn’t a Brooks Chicken barbecue sound good on a cold winter day? Come over to the Kaaterskill UMC, 5942 Main Street, Tannersville on Friday, Jan. 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a Chicken BBQ dinner – only $15. Take out only. If you have questions, need tickets call Kelly at 518-263-6069 and leave a message.

Due to the spike in COVID cases, the lobby of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society is closed to visitors. Adoptions, surrenders, and other services will be performed by appoint only by calling 518-828-6044 ext.106 or email Katie@CGHS.org. For all other shelter services including dog boarding, daycare and grooming, which will remain open, call 518-828-6044 ext.100 or email Jessica@CGHS.org. The Food Bank will continue to be open 11:30 am.-4 p.m. daily. Donations of food and supplies can be left at the front door. If you require a receipt, call 518-828-6044 ext.108 or email RonPerez@CGHS.org.

The following is the nutrition menu offered by Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program for the week of Jan. 10 – Jan. 14, 2022: Monday—Chicken Dijon, mashed potatoes, Monaco mixed vegetables, peaches; Tuesday—Ravioli, sausage, Italian green beans, Lima beans, chocolate mousse; Wednesday—Meatloaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, Sonoma vegetable mix, apple crisp; Thursday—Hot turkey dinner with gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potato, carrots, stuffing, lemon meringue pie; Friday—Taco bake, corn, Spanish rice, fresh fruit. The menu will be the meal that is delivered to all Greene County homebound meal clients. All persons over the age of 60 can receive a meal. Suggested donation of $4 per meal. Those wishing to receive a meal are required to call the respective location 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. The Senior Center in Catskill is closed until Monday, Jan. 10, but meals can be picked up in the parking lot.

The Advisory Council to the Greene County Department for the Aging (Human Services) announces that nominations are being accepted for the annual Greene County Senior Citizen Awards. The two awards, presented annually, are 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. Deadline for entries is Jan. 28, 2022.

Prayers for all who are dealing with illnesses and prayers for all the healthcare providers, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, essential and frontline workers, our military, their families and so many more.

Until next week take care, be thankful, courteous and kind to one another. Your act of kindness may change someone’s life.

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