PRATTSVILLE – Kudos to Kathy Sherman, Anita Creazzo and Debbie Wandursky. These ladies have had some health issues during the holiday season and before and after, but they all have a good attitude for brighter days.

Debbie is working and her beautiful smiles are just as wide as before. Kathy has returned to her purse making and is ready for a return to her usual busy schedule. Her family does wish she would take it easy. She is adding daily exercise.

Anita is not quite up to par but is determined to be ready for spring activities. The latter part of December was a crisis for Anita. She got the urgent care she needed from the Prattsville firemen and Heather and Bill of Ashland Rescue Squad. In talking with her she stressed the high esteem in which she holds them. She sends her sincere gratitude to them all. She did have a setback but will follow doctor’s orders and be out and about soon.

Salon 255 Ltd., 255 Mansion St., Coxsackie, presents their first Cancer Patient Aid CUT-A-THON, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 8, 518-731-2559. Cuts $25. Every cut benefits Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid. Make a difference with one hair cut. Raffles and 50/50. Great cause. Pass the word.

The American Legion Greenville Post 291, 54 Maple Ave., Greenville is serving a community breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 19. “Open to Everyone.” All you can eat. Come help support local veterans. Suggested donations: Adults, $10; children, $5.

Heard from Linda and Glen Bellomy and got a phone call from Lunetta (Linda’s mom) Hill in sunny Florida. Please note that the Bellomy’s home address has changed. They moved last spring and have a very nice two-bedroom house lakeside. Linda still struggles with her leg aching from her breaking it two summers ago, otherwise all are doing well here. Lunetta had a very busy holiday period. She spent Christmas Day with about 90 of us at our clubhouse potluck lunch and didn’t get home until almost 9 p.m.!

Then Lunetta and friend Carol held a two-room New Year’s party at the Grand Villa. They chose to do it in their rooms rather than the activity room. They had 15 seniors partying until after 1 a.m. and didn’t get to bed until 3 a.m. That’s a real accomplishment for that senior crowd! Lunetta wants all her Prattsville acquaintances to know she sends them New Year’s greetings and would love to hear from them.

The Prattsville Hose Company had its annual meeting and elections on Jan. 6. Members elected are chief, Jim Dymond; 1st assistant, Tom Olson; 2nd assistant, Steve Haight; 3rd assistant, Ted Weingate; president, Dave Rikard; vice president, Eric Dymond; secretary, Ray Bracaliello; treasurer, Deb Dymond; safety officer, the Rev. Elliot Oaks. Congratulations all!

Claudia Bracaliello is another local lady on the go. In addition to providing the music for two local churches, she does numerous free concerts at Proctor’s in Schenectady, sometimes performing on “Goldie.” Her next free concert will be at noon Feb.11, at Proctor’s. She invites all to attend.

Happy birthday to Derek Briggs on Jan. 18. Happy birthday to Phyllis Raeder and Benny Benjamin on Jan. 19. Marianne Krauss and Theresa Speenburgh are wished happy birthday on Jan. 20. January 21 we wish Sandi Grant Rion and Freda Fancher a happy birthday. On Jan. 22 it is happy birthday to Nancy O’Hara. Valeria Rikard is sent happy birthday wishes on Jan. 23.

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