Marilyn Dippold’s 88th birthday was May 8 and her daughter, Nancy, went to get takeout so they could enjoy a delicious Eggplant Parmesan dinner together at home.

Last Saturday’s weather was quite unpleasant. In the hamlet of West Kill we had only about an inch of snow first thing in the morning but there was ice underneath. Up in Spruceton there was at least 3 inches of snow. Quite a snow squall passed through here later in the afternoon.

All the Spring birds are back including Swallows, Baltimore Orioles, Grosbeaks, Catbirds. I haven’t seen a hummingbird yet, but others on the Mountain Top have. When I heard that, I put out the hummingbird feeder and on the snowy, cold Saturday, the feeder was frozen.

Hope the Moms had a nice Mother’s Day. Happy wedding anniversary to Alida and Kenney Bloodgood on May 15. Very happy birthday on May 16 to Susan Simpfenderfer. May 16 is also John Knapp’s birthday. Robert Lawrence celebrates his birthday on May 16. Happy birthday on May 19 to Kip Rikard. Jim Buscarello is also celebrating a birthday on May 19. Best wishes to all.

Plans are being made to hold the Lexington Farmers Market, under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, starting May 23 and every other Saturday until Oct. 17. This year the market will be open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Guidelines are being put into place to keep everyone safe while at the market. The logistics will be a bit different this year to keep things moving in a one-way direction, masks, hand sanitizer, etc. Your favorite vendors will be there again this year.

A reminder if you are a Lexington resident and need assistance getting groceries, medical supplies and medications, call Peggy at 518-989-6491 or Charlotte, Town Clerk at 518-989-6476 X101.

The Lexington Mission Blessing Box located beside the Lexington Mission church building (across the street from the Lexington Post Office) is open to all. Please take what you need and if you can, leave something for others. But, above all, be blessed.

The HTC school district is offering free meals for students. There are four locations for pick-ups: Haines Falls Fire Department, Tannersville Fire Department, Hunter Fire Department, Lexington Fire Company. Pickups are at 7:30-9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. Monday pickup includes meals for Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday pickup includes meals for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).

Breakfast includes: Cereal or grain (pop tarts/granola bar), fruit, milk, juice. Lunch includes: Bagel Buddies, Yogurt Buddies, assorted wraps and sandwiches (including peanut butter and jelly, BBQ chicken wrap, deli sandwich or Buffalo chicken wrap), fruit, milk, veggies (example – carrot and celery sticks or roasted chickpeas). Contact: freefood@htcschools.org; 518-589-5400 ext 1008. Please call and leave a message noting if you are interested in participating and at what location.

If you need food during this crisis, you can get help by doing one of the following: Stop by the Tannersville Food Pantry at 1 Park Lane behind the Tannersville Firehouse 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and/or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays or call to set up a delivery. The number to call is 518-589-5942 and leave a message. Sponsored by the Kaaterskill/East Jewett Methodist Churches with support from the Village of Tannersville and community donors. Donations are also kindly accepted.

Thank you to all who are out there working so hard – doctors, nurses, EMS, firefighters, law enforcement, military, farmers, truck drivers, teachers, the list goes on and on.

Take care of yourself and others, be thankful, considerate, respectful and please be kind. We need to care and think about each other and we will get through this together.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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