Memoirs of April 26, 2022 | Local announcements


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CAIRO – The Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, will hold a Botanical Drawing with Ruth Leonard from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on four Thursdays starting April 28. The material will be provided. Free entry. For information and registration, call 518-622-9864.

GREENPORT — Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Blvd., Greenport, regular Shabbat service will be at 7 p.m. April 29. It will include a special guest speaker, Robert W. Linville, who will appear in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day. Linville was educated at Haverford College and later graduated from Columbia University. He has served as an advisor to UNDP economic development missions in Ghana and Kyrgyzstan. From 1998 to 2013, Linville was a private general practice attorney in New York and Massachusetts. Additionally, during those years he served as a public defender for Columbia County, managing a legal office of eight attorneys and four support staff. After the Shabbat service, Linville will remember her late father who was tasked by the United States Treasury Department with tracking down and locating Nazi property stolen after World War II.

SAUGERTIES – The Katsbaan Ladies Aid Society will be holding a garage sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 29 and 30, rain or shine, in the Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall, 1801 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties. Tables full of household items, books, toys, games, jewelry, etc. and delicious homemade pastries. Visit the church’s website at

ASHLAND – The Ashland Fire Department, 12096 Route 23, Ashland, will serve a roast beef dinner April 30. Takeout begins at 4:30 p.m. From 5 p.m., seating will be available inside. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $6; under 5 years old, free.

CAIRO – Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid will hold its first Cancer Patient Aid Mother’s Day Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 at the restaurant Red Rooster, 851 Main Street, Cairo. Over 24 craft, auction, 50/50 and food vendors available. Free entry. For more information, email [email protected]

ATHENS – The West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company, 933 Leeds Athens Road, Athens, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on May 1. All proceeds will go to the family of late West Athens-Lime Street firefighter William K. Kohler Jr. voluntary offer accepted.

CAIRO – The Greene County Women’s League (GCWL) Cancer Patient Aid will meet at noon on May 3 at the Red Rooster, 845 Main St, Cairo. The Greene County Women’s League (GCWL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide Greene County cancer patients (men, women, and children) with assistance in payment of medical expenses resulting from diagnosis and treatment. of cancer. For information, call 518-819-1249, visit GCWL at

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will serve a Chicken BBQ Dinner from 3-6 p.m. on May 5 in Grange Hall. Dinner will include half a chicken, a baked potato, coleslaw, a bun and butter for $15. Homemade baked goods will also be available for an additional purchase of $1.50 each. To book dinners, call Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384 no later than May 4. Make sure the phone number is displayed, for a confirmation call back.

EAST BERN — Helderberg Christian School, 96 Main St., East Bern, will hold a garage sale for fundraising from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 7. Vendors are wanted to organize your own table sale. Bring it and take what’s left when you leave. If you donate all of your profits to the school, there are no table fees. Table fees are $10. Register before April 14 to reserve a table. For more information, email [email protected]

CATSKILL – The Catskill Glee Club will present its annual spring concert “A Night on Broadway!” at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at First Reformed Church, 310 Main St., Catskill. The 25-voice male choir will be conducted by Michael Wright and accompanied by Lisa D’Arcangelis. The guest artist will be Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes. Suggested offer is $10 at the door. Information can be found at

CATSKILL – Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve Mother’s Day Breakfast on May 8 with seating at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Reservations must be made by May 4 by calling Debbi at 518-610-1301. Mons and children under 6 are free; all others, $9.

CATSKILL – The First Reformed Church of Catskill, 310 Main St., Catskill, will hold its spring clearance sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 13 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14. On Saturday, items will be sold at $4 a bag.

CATSKILL – Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve a chicken parm dinner from 4:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on May 13, eat in or take out. Complete dinner, salad and dessert, $14. Reservations must be made by May 9 by calling Brenda at 518-945-1179.

HAINES FALLS — The Mountain Top Historical Society presents A Hike to Latvian Camp at 9 a.m. May 14. Longtime MTHS member Nancy Allen will lead an easy hike on the grounds of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Summer Camp located in Elka Park. Learn about the history of the camp, tour the lake and buildings, and hike through the woods on camp trails. Meet at the car park on the left at the end of Green Hill Road, just past the camp entrance and before the entrance to Elka Park. See the exact location on Google Maps at: The hike will end around 11:30 p.m. The regular rain will cancel out. Registration is required, email [email protected] or call 518-589-6657 to register.

WEST SAND LAKE — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener will hold his “Garden Hand Tool Sale” on May 14. A wide selection of soft-use garden tools, new spear-point shovels and CobraHead weeders, unique plant containers, glittering glass garden totems, English stone planters and other garden delights await you. proposed. This sale is in conjunction with the larger Garden Faire organized by the Sand Lake Garden Club. Sales begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine, at Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. For more information on Extension’s gardening programs, visit or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or [email protected]

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 65 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14. Breakfast and lunch will be available along with a bake sale in support of United Methodist women in the church. The Thrift Shop ‘Boutique’ will also be open. Contact Emily Shutter at 518-813-0661 for more information.

SELKIRK – Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will serve a goulash dinner from 3-6 p.m. on May 14. Dinner includes goulash with green salad, roll/butter and dessert for $14. Pick up dinner at Bethlehem Grange. Reserve dinner by calling Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384. Make sure the phone number is displayed to receive a confirmation phone call. Book your dinners before May 13.

TANNERSVILLE — An inclusive bird walk with Martha Harbison will take place May 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. No prior reservation necessary. The Northern Catskills are a birding hotspot for native and migratory species throughout the region. Spring migration is one of the best times for birdwatching in the Catskills. You don’t have to be a hiker, however, to enjoy bird watching. Join us for a morning of birding accessible to all. We welcome people with reduced mobility or reduced mobility. This march will be led by Martha Harbison of the Feminist Bird Club. This program is in cooperation with the Catskill Center’s Taking Flight program. This is an in-person, outdoor program. Masks are mandatory to enter inside the education center during the programs. For information, call 518-589-3903.

CAIRO – The Cairo-Durham Booster Club is hosting a Frese Chicken & Rib BBQ to benefit the class on May 17, 2023 at Cairo-Durham Middle/High School, 1301 Route 145, Cairo. All orders must be picked up between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and are take-out and prepaid only. The barbecue chicken is $13 and includes coleslaw, half a barbecue chicken cooked in the famous house marinade, a baked potato, seasonal corn on the cob, buns/butter and cookies. BBQ ribs are $15 and include coleslaw, half rack of pork ribs, baked potato, seasonal corn on the cob, buns/butter, and cookies. To place an order, contact [email protected] or call 518-821-3364.

CATSKILL – Frese’s Chicken BBQ will be served from 3-6 p.m. on May 19 for take-out only in the parking lot of St. Patrick’s, 66 William St. Catskill. Tickets are $14. For reservations, call 518-943-5235.

ATHENS — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third St., Athens, will host a fundraiser for sub-sandwiches from 4-6 p.m. May 20. Meatballs, sausage and peppers and pepperoni subs will be on sale for $8 each. Orders can be called at 518-945-2599 after 2 p.m.

ATHENS – The TGM American Legion Post 187, 94 Second St., Athens, will host a Spring Fling flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 21 with set-up beginning at 7:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome and applications are available on the Facebook page. and at the Post Office. Interior space, 6′ by 8′ is $25; outdoor space, 10′ by 10′ is $35. Proceeds will be donated to the kitchen renovation project.

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