Shirley Van Valkenburgh had a wonderful visit with all her family recently. Son Paul and wife Sandy, Shirley’s grandchildren and great grandchildren all came up North to stay with Shirley for awhile. Daughter Melinda and husband Joe, Will and Kiayra and daughter Lisa and husband Paul all joined in the fun family gatherings. Such a great time for everyone.

Carol and Alden Constable enjoyed the barbecue and fireworks at Christman’s in Windham on July 3.

Was lovely having outside worship service under the Lexington Pavilion on July 4. Fellowship followed with a coffee hour. Please join us on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. under the pavilion for services and coffee hour. All are welcome.

Wonderful parade and fireworks in Windham on July 4. Great to see so many fire companies, floats, and participants.

Alfred Truesdell celebrates his birthday on July 10. Bailey Lynne Aurigema turns 2-years old on July 11. She is the daughter of Shannon and Kevin Aurigema. July 13 is Susannah Simpfenderfer’s birthday. Happy 64th wedding anniversary to Wilma and Ed France on July 14. July 14 is Irene Barnum’s birthday. Also celebrating a birthday on July 14 is Benjamin Randolph. Best wishes to all.

Lexington Farmers Market will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 10 under the Lexington Pavilion, 3542 Route 42. The Town of Lexington Historical Society will be holding a bake sale that day at the market.

Please join us under the pavilion in Lexington at 1 p.m. July 17 for a presentation by Kelli Huggins on “The Notch in the Golden Age of Tourism.” Kelli will cover the history of the West Kill Notch and how it was instrumental in expanding local tourism in the 1800s. This event is being hosted by the Lexington History Room that is located in the Lexington Municipal Building.

The Kaaterskill UMC Thrift Shop in Hunter, 7889 Main Street is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays in July and August. Masks and social distancing required. Limit of seven shoppers in the building at one time. Please enter and exit through the front door only.

Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of July 12 – July 16 is as follows: Monday—Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tropical fruit; Tuesday – Tortellini with sausage, Italian green beans, spinach, fruited ambrosia; Wednesday—Hungarian goulash with whole wheat egg noodles, green beans, glazed carrots, birthday cupcake; Thursday—Roast pork with gravy, corn-Lima beans-carrot mix, applesauce, vanilla mousse with fresh blueberries; Friday—Cranberry chicken salad, potato salad, mixed greens, marinated carrots and fresh fruit. All persons over 60 and spouses are invited to receive meals for a suggested contribution of $4 per meal. Those wishing to receive a meal and pick-up at a senior service center are required to call the respective location a least a day in advance. Meals are take out only. Senior sites are located at the Jewett Municipal Building, 518-263-4392; Rivertown Senior Center, Athens, 518-945-2700; Acra Community Center, Cairo, 518-622-9898.

Last week I gave you some upcoming events to mark on your calendars. Here is another one:

Hosted by the Lexington/West Kill UMC, Sept. 11 a performance by the Gospel and Bluegrass Band “High Peaks Bluegrass Band” under the pavilion in Lexington. Free admission, free will donation if inclined. All starting with a covered dish supper at 5 p.m. pending safety protocols.

Until next week take care, be thankful, be nice, courteous, respectful, compassionate and kind. Your act of kindness may change someone’s life

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