Betty Hapeman’s son, Gary Hapeman, of San Jose, California, has retired as a UPS driver after 34 years as a package driver. He was honored by many of his customers and in one of his delivery areas, he was greeted with balloons and a gathering of customers who expressed their appreciation and how they will miss his fine service and good humor. Gary was truly loved by his customers. Congratulations, Gary, and enjoy your retirement!

Rose Ann West celebrates her birthday today, Jan. 13. Jan. 14 we wish Maurice Nelson a very happy birthday. Mike Ryan’s birthday is Jan. 15. Happy birthday on Jan. 16 to Jannel Mellott. Jan. 17 is Bridget (Osborn) Watson’s birthday and thank you for your service, Bridget. Lois Jenkins celebrates her birthday on Jan. 19. Also having a birthday on Jan. 19 is Esther Shakun. Best wishes to everyone.

The Tannersville Food Pantry located at the Tannersville Village Hall is open 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Email kaaterskillumc@gmail.com or call 518-589-6787 if you have questions.

On Jan. 21 from 4-7 p.m. there will be a Brooks chicken barbecue at the Kaaterskill UMC, 5942 Main St., Tannersville. This is take out only and dinners are $15. For tickets and if you have questions, call Kelly at 518-263-6069 and leave a message.

The following is the nutrition menu offered by the Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program for the week of Jan. 17 – Jan. 21, 2022: Monday—Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day—no meals; Tuesday—BBQ chicken thighs, baked beans, collard greens, cornbread, peach crisp with whipped topping; Wednesday—Pork chop with gravy, applesauce, sweet potatoes, birthday cupcake; Thursday—Roast beef with gravy, California mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, Pineapple Delight; Friday—Chicken Divan, Monaco vegetable mix, white 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 for each meal is $4. 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.

On the last Friday and Saturday of each month there is a book sale at the Hunter Public Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Fill a paper bag with books for $5.

Mark your calendars for these events happening in February:

Feb. 19 from 11 a.m-5 p.m. is the Annual Freeze Your Butt Off for Wildlife Bake Sale event by the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center. The sale is held at the Go Greene Food Mart/Sunoco on Main Street in Tannersville. The annual bake sale is to support daily wildlife rescue efforts by the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Rescue. The sale is held in a heated tent thanks to Mountain Propane, Inc.

Please come and support this amazing wildlife rescue that is continuing through all the efforts and dedication of Missy Runyan’s husband and volunteers.

Children’s Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by The Catskill Mountain Fish and Game Club and The Stony Clove Rod and Gun Club will be held on 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 20 with registration starting at 9 a.m., at the Rip Van Winkle/Tannersville Lake. All participants must follow social distancing guidelines. There will be prizes awarded for the largest fish and most fish in both Junior and Senior divisions. The event is open to all children up to 16 years of age. Children 16 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.

The Greene County Children, Youth and Community Advisory Board is again sponsoring the annual Greene County Youth Awards – Youth of the Year, Chairman’s Choice and Director’s Choice. The purpose of the awards is to recognize Greene County youth who have made outstanding contributions in serving his/her community through leadership, knowledge, skill and/or service. The dedication of these young people help make Greene County a better place for us all.

If you know a young person in grade 9 – 12, who deserves this recognition, you can find a nomination form available on the web site: https://www.greenegovernment.com/departments/human-services/youth or you can contact the Greene County Department of Human Services at 518-719-3555. From the nominations received, the youth will be evaluated by the selection committee to determine this year’s winner. Any inquiries for further information may also be directed to the department. Deadline for entries is March 31, 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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