Datebook – Events Calendar

Updated Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:15 PM

Attention local organizations and nonprofits in the WRIP listening area.

The WRIP Datebook is compiled each weekend based on the information that has been received by noon on Saturday.

Please DO NOT wait until the week your event is scheduled to take place to submit your information.

Please DO NOT assume that someone else will send us the details.

Please proofread your submission to ensure that everything is correct and complete.

If you would like to have your nonprofit and charity fundraiser events added to the WRIP online datebook and announced on the air, please send the information to WRIP979@gmail.com at least 3 weeks prior to the event, and certainly no later than 1 week in advance, to allow us time to sufficiently promote it. Information may also be mailed to WRIP, PO Box 979, Windham, NY 12496, or dropped off at our studio at 134 South Street in Windham. Please remember to include ALL of the following information:

  • WHO is sponsoring the event and who benefits from ticket sales? (Name of your organization.)
  • WHAT is the event? (Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner? Tell us what’s on the menu.)
  • WHEN is your event being held? (Day of the week, date and time.)
  • WHERE is it being held? (Name of building, street address and town.)
  • WHY is the event being held? (Is it a fundraiser?)
  • HOW MUCH is admission? (Prices for adults, children, seniors, members, donation, free-will offering, or free.)

Please include a contact number with area code, website and/or email address, and any other pertinent details. Make sure your website link works. Don’t make visitors click on half a dozen links before they can get to the information about your event. Flyers for your event may be posted on our Facebook page, however, the attachment should be sent as a JPEG or PNG image. Facebook does not accept PDF images and screenshots are often too blurry to read. Please proofread them carefully to ensure that dates, times, addresses and prices are correct, and that nothing has been misspelled. Submissions are welcome from area not-for-profit organizations, civic groups, local police, fire and rescue squads, and all local churches. If you can hear us, we want to publicize your events. PLEASE NOTE: Organizations that seek our free publicity in the Datebook, but place paid advertising elsewhere, are asked to give equal consideration to WRIP. We will pull any public service announcement we see run as paid advertising elsewhere. Organizations with event marketing budgets are urged to contact us about extremely low-cost radio ads for your event(s).



COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATIONS

You can find additional press releases and documents in the “Files” and “Announcements” sections on WRIP’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/66208818746/

  • Four Moderna first-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Greene County the week of April 12. These clinics are open to anyone age 18 or older who is a full- or part-time resident of Greene County or works in Greene County. Please register for this event as walk-ins will not be admitted. Please do not arrive early. Stay in your vehicle until your appointment time. Please wear a short sleeved shirt. Call (518) 635-5165 or visit https://www.GreeneGovernment.com/ to book an appointment time.
    Monday, April 12 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street in Catskill. The second dose will be administered on Monday, May 10.
    Wednesday, April 14 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street in Catskill. The second dose will be administered on Wednesday, May 12.
    Thursday, April 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street in Catskill. The second dose will be administered on Thursday, May 13.
  • A Moderna vaccine clinic will be held at the Schoharie County Office Building, 284 Main Street in Schoharie on Tuesday, April 13 from 12-3 PM. This clinic is open to individuals age 18 and over. You must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. Visit http://bit.ly/mod413e to make an appointment. The second dose clinic will be held on Tuesday, May 11. Be sure you can attend the second date as well.
  • Are you, or is someone you know, homebound or having great difficulty in getting to a vaccine clinic site? Visit https://www.GreeneGovernment.com/Covid-Sign-Up, fill out the notification form, check the “I am homebound” box as “Yes” and submit it to have a Public Health nurse or Greene EMS Paramedic come directly to your residence to administer a vaccine. If you don’t have a computer, call (518) 822-9600 and ask a Healthcare Consortium representative to fill out and submit the form for you.
  • All New Yorkers age 16+ are now eligible to schedule and receive the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Visit https://VaccineFinder.org/ to find locations that are offering vaccines in New York State. Enter your zip code and how far you are willing to travel. It will generate a list of locations and if they have the vaccine in stock. Contact information for each location is also provided so you can call to schedule an appointment.
  • All vaccination sites, with the exception of pharmacies, are now able to vaccinate any individual who meets current NYS eligibility requirements.
  • The following additional groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine:
    — Public-facing government and public employees
    — Not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need
    — Essential in-person public-facing building service workers
  • If you are in need of a second dose of Moderna or Pfizer and it has not been scheduled or you missed it, please email CapitalRegionVAX@amc.edu with your name, contact phone number, type of vaccine, and the date that your second dose is or was due.
  • For people who put their names on a waiting list for Covid-19 vaccine, please notify the facility or agency if you have already received your vaccination. Hours of time are being spent calling people from those lists only to find they have already been vaccinated.
  • The Albany VA is now vaccinating all enrolled veterans. If you know a veteran who is not enrolled and wants to be, have them call the Albany VA at (518) 626-5000 and push 0 and ask to speak to the business center.
  • The Mountain Top Progressive have started a Covid vaccine help line. If you need assistance getting a vaccine, or know of someone who needs help, please call (518) 553-0445 or email MtTopProgressivesNY@gmail.com.
  • The CDC has announced that individuals who have received both vaccine doses, and at least two weeks have passed since the second dose, are no longer required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is infected with the virus. All New Yorkers, including those who have been fully vaccinated, should continue to wear masks, social distance, and be smart until herd immunity is reached.
  • All adults of any age, with comorbidities, are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Persons with comorbidities and underlying conditions must provide a doctor’s letter or medical information evidencing comorbidity. The lengthy list of qualifying conditions will be found on WRIP’s Facebook page.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/66208818746/permalink/10161034127713747
  • Visit https://Covid19Vaccine.Health.NY.gov/Phased-Distribution-Vaccine to see who is eligible to receive the vaccine for Phase 1a and 1b.
  • Visit https://Covid19Vaccine.Health.NY.gov/ to see if you are eligible and to schedule an appointment at a New York State-operated vaccination site.
  • The Greene County call center for general information, including testing, is (518) 635-5165. The Covid-19 hotline is open 7 days a week from 9 AM until 5 PM.
  • If you are interested in getting tested for Covid-19, please call the Greene County Public Health Department at (518) 719-3600 for a list of all local testing sites.
  • All Greene County residents who are eligible to receive vaccinations, including individuals aged 16+ and adults of any age with comorbidities, are strongly urged to add their information to the database at https://www.GreeneGovernment.com/Covid-Sign-Up so they may be contacted quickly as vaccines become available. Health navigators are available to assist those without computers in completing the Covid-19 vaccine registration form. Please call (518) 822-9600 Monday-Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM.
  • Anyone in Greene County who has already scheduled or received a COVID-19 vaccination may remove their name from the COVID Vaccine Pre-Registration Form by visiting https://www.GreeneGovernment.com/Covid-Sign-Up/Removal. This will remove you from the list and you will no longer receive information regarding available vaccinations from Greene County. Please enter your first and last name as you did on your initial registration to ensure you are successfully removed from the list.
  • Used masks and gloves belong in the trash. Do not litter or put them in your recycling bin. Doing so pollutes the environment, contaminates recycling streams, and puts others at risk. You can help reduce waste by choosing a reusable mask. Remember to wash it daily.
  • Kelly’s Pharmacy, 4852 Route 81 in Greenville is offering rapid Covid-19 antigen testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Appointments are required and may be made by filling out the questionnaire on their website and selecting an available date and time. The cost of the test is $85. Insurance will not be accepted, but you can submit receipts to your insurance company for reimbursement. https://KellysPharmacyInc.com/
  • Delaware County Public Health Services contact form:
    https://DelawareCountyPublicHealth.com/Contact-Us/
  • Delaware County residents seeking information about vaccinations should visit https://www.NYUHS.org/SouthernTierVax
  • Delaware County Public Health will no longer collect names and email addresses for COVID-19 clinics. Announcements will be made on Facebook and through press releases. Registration links for clinics will be available on their website:
    http://DelawareCountyPublicHealth.com/Covid-19/.
  • Schoharie County residents who believe they have symptoms of the coronavirus and need to be tested should call the Bassett Healthcare Network at (607) 547-5555. If it is determined that you meet the criteria for testing at a Bassett location, you will be given an appointment. Symptoms include fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, diarrhea, severe headache, or loss of taste or smell. Others who may need to be tested include patients who require testing prior to a medical procedure and employees with suspected Covid-19 exposure.
  • The Bassett Healthcare Network has a limited supply of Covid-19 vaccines. Please visit Bassett.org/Covid-19 for the most up-to-date information on local vaccine supply, eligibility guidelines, registration resources, frequently asked questions, and more. You may also call the State’s Covid-19 vaccination hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
  • Columbia Memorial Health Rapid Care is offering elective and symptomatic Covid-19 testing in Copake and Valatie. Patients will be charged a $99 fee for elective testing as it is not currently covered by insurance. Symptomatic testing requested by your primary care physician is typically covered by a patient’s health insurance. The Copake location is at 283 Mountain View Road, and the Valatie location is at 2827 Route 9. Visit https://www.CMHRapidCare.com/Covid-Testing/ for more information.

Wednesdays

  • Lexington Arts & Science is holding online weekly conversations about the revitalization of Lexington on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM. Visit http://LexArtSci.com/ for the Zoom link and more information.
  • The Greene County Public Health Department is holding drive-thru Covid-19 testing clinics at the back of the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main Street in Catskill every Wednesday from 2-3 PM. Pre-registration is required by calling (518) 719-3600 to make an appointment.

2nd Wednesday of each month

  • The Greene County Public Health Department is holding drive-thru Covid-19 testing clinics, by appointment only, at the Ashland Town Hall and Fire Department, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland on the second Wednesday of each month. Please call (518) 719-3600 to schedule an appointment.


APRIL

  • WAJ is gathering information for the 2021-2022 school year for this fall’s Pre-K program. Children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2021 to register for Pre-K, and 5 years old by December 31, 2021 to register for Kindergarten. If you have a child who is eligible to register, or if you have any questions, please contact school counselor Nicole Baldner at (518) 734-3400 ext. 1160 or email NBaldner@WAJCS.org.
  • Are you homeless? Behind on your rent in Columbia or Greene County? Concerned you may be at risk of losing your housing? Don’t wait for the moratorium to be lifted. Community Action of Greene County may be able to help if you are currently homeless or at risk for eviction. Please call (518) 943-9205.

Mondays

  • Nar-Anon meetings are held at St. Theresa’s Church, 5188 Route 23 in Windham on Mondays at 7 PM. Call (518) 573-6882 or (516) 314-8186 for more information.

Wednesdays

  • A virtual children’s bedtime story will be held on the Hunter Public Library’s Facebook page every Wednesday at 7 PM.

Thursdays

  • The Rip Stitchers’ knitting and crocheting group will meet at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter every Thursday at 2 PM starting Thursday, April 8. Bring a project you’re currently working on or start something new. All ages and levels welcome.
  • Pizza and wings night will be held at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third Street in Athens on Thursdays from 3-7 PM, drive thru only. Cheese pizzas are $11, toppings (pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, peppers, onions, bacon or mushrooms) are $1 each. The crew special with all 7 toppings is $16. Chicken bacon ranch and Buffalo chicken pizzas are also $16. A dozen plain, mild, hot, 5-alarm, barbecue, garlic parmesan or honey mustard wings are $10 for bone-in or $9 for boneless. Mozzarella sticks are 6 for $6. Call (518) 945-2599 early to place your order. Park in front of the building and enter through the side door. Free delivery within the village.

Third Thursday of every month

  • Mountain Top Cares Coalition hosts virtual Narcan training on the third Thursday of every month at 7 PM. Help defeat opioid use disorder by volunteering for training and distribution of Narcan. Visit https://www/MountainTopCaresCoalition.com to register.

Second Friday of every month

  • Delaware County Public Health will hold an immunization clinic at 99 Main Street in Delhi, by appointment only, on the second Friday of every month from 2:30-4:30 PM. Call (607) 832-5200 to see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment. These monthly immunization clinics are for people who cannot be vaccinated because of being uninsured or underinsured, or unable to be vaccinated at their physician’s office.

Through Friday 5/14

  • The annual burn ban is in effect through Friday, May 14.

Through Monday 5/17

  • The tax-filing deadline for federal and New York State taxes has been extended until Monday, May 17.

Monday-Thursday 4/12-4/15

  • Four Moderna first-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Greene County the week of April 12. These clinics are open to anyone age 18 or older who is a full- or part-time resident of Greene County or works in Greene County. Please register for this event as walk-ins will not be admitted. Please do not arrive early. Stay in your vehicle until your appointment time. Please wear a short sleeved shirt. Call (518) 635-5165 or visit https://www.GreeneGovernment.com/ to book an appointment time.
    Monday, April 12 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street in Catskill. The second dose will be administered on Monday, May 10.
    Wednesday, April 14 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street in Catskill. The second dose will be administered on Wednesday, May 12.
    Thursday, April 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street in Catskill. The second dose will be administered on Thursday, May 13.

Monday-Friday 4/12-4/16

  • Hydrants along the following streets in the Village of Coxsackie will be flushed from Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16:
    — Mansion Street to Bailey Street
    — Whitbeck Street, Bailey Street, Raymond Street, Stacy Road
    — Industrial Parkway, Sunset Boulevard
    — School Street, Lawrence Avenue
    — Mansion Street from Bailey Street to Van Dyck Street
    — Noble Street, Lafayette Avenue, Wayne Drive, Terry Lane
    — Elm Street, Prospect Street
    — Mansion Street from Van Dyck Street to Reed Street
    — Riverside Avenue
    — Water Street
    Should you experience discolored water, please let your faucets run five to ten minutes to clear. If discoloration persists, please call the Water Department at (518) 731-2626.

Monday 4/12

  • FEMA will begin accepting applications on Monday, April 12, 2021 to provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
    — The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
    — The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
    — The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
    — There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
    To apply for assistance, call (844) 684-6333 Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM Central Time.
    Visit https://www.FEMA.gov/Disasters/Coronavirus/Economic/Funeral-Assistance for more information and a list of documentation you will need.

Tuesday 4/13

  • A Moderna vaccine clinic will be held at the Schoharie County Office Building, 284 Main Street in Schoharie on Tuesday, April 13 from 12-3 PM. This clinic is open to individuals age 18 and over. You must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. Visit http://bit.ly/mod413e to make an appointment. The second dose clinic will be held on Tuesday, May 11. Be sure you can attend the second date as well.

Wednesday 4/14

  • A take-out only Italian dinner will be held at American Legion Post 187, 94 Second Street in Athens on Sunday, April 18 from 2-5 PM. Adult dinners include your choice of fettuccini broccoli Alfredo or lasagna with two meatballs (one meatball with children’s dinners), garden salad, roll with butter, and dessert for $10 if paid in advance or $13 at the door. Children’s dinners (ages 5-12) will substitute baby carrots with ranch dip in place of salad for $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Veterans and children under 5 eat free. Call (518) 731-8553 to purchase tickets by Wednesday, April 14.
  • A ham dinner will be held at the Ravena Grange Hall, Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow on Saturday, April 17 starting at 4 PM. Take-outs only. Dinners are $13. Please email RavenaGrange@cs.com or call (518) 756-8228 to place your order by Wednesday, April 14.

Thursday 4/15

  • The Mountain Top Cares Coalition will hold a virtual Narcan training session on Thursday, April 15 at 7 PM. Visit https://www.MountainTopCaresCoalition.com/ to register. Help defeat opioid use disorder by volunteering for training and distribution of Narcan.
  • The Cancer Services Program’s mobile screening coach will be at Tops Friendly Market, 127 Main Street in Stamford on Thursday, April 15 from 9 AM until 2:30 PM to provide free cancer screenings. Free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams, Pap tests and HPV tests are available to uninsured and underinsured women 40 or older. Insurance is billed for those with insurance. Free colon cancer screening take-home kits are available for uninsured and underinsured men and women 50 or older and can be sent by mail. Call 1-888-345-0225 to find out how you may be able to get free cancer screenings and make an appointment. Please wear a mask. Before boarding the mobile screening unit patients will have their temperatures taken and be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. If you are showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be able to proceed with your appointment and will be directed to an appropriate screening location. Visit https://Bassett.org/CSP for more information.
  • A free COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A webinar will be held on Thursday, April 15 at noon. A pharmacist will present information on the various vaccines available and viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions. Visit tinyurl.comBCPLVaccineInfo and use the access code 160 866 6790 to access the webinar. Registration is not required.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York is offering a virtual program on the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s on Thursday, April 15 from 1-2 PM. This program is free but registration is required by calling (518) 675-7214 or by signing up online at https://bit.ly/3dUUXyH.

Friday 4/16

  • A free will offering fish fry will be held at the Hensonville Hose Company, Route 296 in Hensonville on Friday, April 16 from 4-8 PM.

Saturday 4/17

  • Free conservation kits may be picked up at Fromer Market Gardens, 6120 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, April 17 from 9 AM until 2 PM.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a free Zoom webinar on growing herbs on Saturday, April 17 at 10 AM. Visit http://CCEColumbiaGreene.org or call (518) 828-3346 to register or for more information.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, April 17 from 7:45 AM until 1 PM at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue in Catskill. Appointments are required. Please call (518) 943-5477 or 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, April 17 from 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM at Taconic Hills High School, 73 Route 11A in Craryville. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Sunday 4/18

  • A take-out only Italian dinner will be held at American Legion Post 187, 94 Second Street in Athens on Sunday, April 18 from 2-5 PM. Adult dinners include your choice of fettuccini broccoli Alfredo or lasagna with two meatballs (one meatball with children’s dinners), garden salad, roll with butter, and dessert for $13. Children’s dinners (ages 5-12) will substitute baby carrots with ranch dip in place of salad for $8. Veterans and children under 5 eat free.
  • D. M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2 will host a trip to Turning Stone Casino on Sunday, April 18. The bus departs at 7 AM from the Coxsackie Village Building parking lot, 119 Mansion Street in Coxsackie. Cost is $40 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Company’s 150th anniversary Mardi Gras and dress parade. Call (518) 947-4776 to make your reservation.

Monday-Friday 4/19-4/23

  • Hydrants along the following streets in the Village of Coxsackie will be flushed from Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23:
    — Washington Avenue
    — Freleigh Place, New Street, Church Street, Hollister Street
    — Sutton Place, Molly White Drive area
    Should you experience discolored water, please let your faucets run five to ten minutes to clear. If discoloration persists, please call the Water Department at (518) 731-2626.

Thursday 4/22 – Earth Day

  • Free conservation kits may be picked up at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Thursday, April 22 from 12-4 PM.
  • The Columbia County Sons and Daughters of Italy will hold a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, April 22. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread and butter, and homemade cake for $11. Dinners will be served on a prepaid, takeout basis and may be picked up at the lodge hall, 27 Bridge Street in Hudson from 11 AM to 1 PM, and 4-6 PM. A limited number of dinners will be prepared. Tickets will not be available at the door. Call (518) 821-5585 to place your order and arrange for prepayment.

Saturday 4/24

  • National Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 24. Collection sites in the WRIP listening area include the CVS Pharmacy in Cairo, the Coxsackie Police Department, the Hudson Police Department, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Please visit https://TakeBackDay.DEA.Gov/ and enter your zip code for a list of additional collection sites.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a free Zoom webinar on container gardening on Saturday, April 24 at 10 AM. Visit http://CCEColumbiaGreene.org or call (518) 828-3346 to register or for more information.
  • A chicken barbecue will be held at the Stamford Veterans Club at State Route 10 and Taylor Road in Stamford on Saturday, April 24 from noon until sold out. Chicken halves, baked beans and cornbread are $8.50.

Monday-Friday 4/26-4/30

  • Hydrants along the following streets in the Village of Coxsackie will be flushed from Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30:
    — Reed Street
    — Ely Street, Church Street
    — South River Street
    — Riverside Park
    Should you experience discolored water, please let your faucets run five to ten minutes to clear. If discoloration persists, please call the Water Department at (518) 731-2626.

Friday 4/30

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, April 30 from 1-6 PM at the Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, 53837 State Highway 30 in Roxbury. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.


MAY

Saturday 5/1

  • The Cairo Public Library is hosting a free Medicare 101 Zoom webinar on Saturday, May 1 from 10 AM until noon. Please register in advance with your first name only at http://bit.ly/3aj4iyq. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a free Zoom webinar on gardening for butterflies and moths on Saturday, May 1 at 10 AM. Visit http://CCEColumbiaGreene.org or call (518) 828-3346 to register or for more information.

Sunday 5/2

  • Effective Sunday, May 2 Greene County Solid Waste Management will implement the following changes to its operating schedule:
    — The Windham Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    — The Hunter Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    The new hours will be posted on the County’s website at www.DiscoverGreene.com and residents may call (518) 943-4600 or email SolidWaste@DiscoverGreene.com.

Thursday 5/6

  • Greenville Troop 42 will be serving Barbecue Delights chicken and rib dinners at the Greenville gazebo on Thursday, May 6 from 3:30-6:30 PM. Chicken dinner are $13, rib dinners are $14.

Friday 5/7

  • Hot sub night will be held at the Philmont Fire Company, 1 Maple Avenue in Philmont on Friday, May 7 from 4-7 PM. Your choice of pepperoni, meatball, chicken parm, or sausage and peppers. Call (518) 610-1766 to place your order for pick-up or delivery. Please wear a mask and maintain social distance. Walk-ins welcome.

Saturday-Friday 5/8-5/14

  • A free, self-guided story walk in the woodland will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, May 8 at 10 AM through Friday, May 14 at 5 PM. Supplies for a related craft will be available.

Sunday 5/9 – Mother’s Day

  • A free walking tour of Churchill Park Historic District in Stamford will be held, rain or shine, on Sunday, May 9 from 2-4 PM. Meet at the site of the Rexmere Hotel, the large lot next to 159 West Main Street in Stamford. The walk is wheelchair and stroller friendly. A side trip to the Old Stamford Cemetery is included. A booklet describing the Historic District will be available for purchase. Call (607) 242-6998 or email RichWalling@hotmail.com for more information.

Monday 5/10

  • A Freses take-out only barbecue chicken, ribs and pulled pork dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 18. All orders must be placed in advance and prepaid by filling out the form at https://www.CairoDurham.org/Files/OrderForm.pdf or by emailing Bridget Agostinoni at BrAgostinoni@CairoDurham.org. Dinners may be picked up at Cairo-Durham Middle / High School, 1301 Route 145 in Cairo between 2 and 6 PM. Make checks payable to the Cairo-Durham Booster Club. All profits will benefit the Cairo-Durham Class of 2023.
    — Chicken dinners include a barbecued chicken half, baked potato, corn-on-the cob, coleslaw, rolls with butter and cookies for $12.
    — Rib dinners include a half rack of pork ribs, baked potato, corn-on-the cob, coleslaw, rolls with butter and cookies for $14.
    — Pulled pork dinners include pulled pork, hard roll, oven-roasted potatoes, corn-on-the cob, side of barbecue sauce and cookies for $12.
    — Chicken and ribs combo dinners include a barbecued chicken quarter, a third rack of pork ribs, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, rolls with butter and cookies for $14.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, May 10 from 12-6 PM at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Wednesday 5/12

  • The Greene County Public Health Department will hold a drive-up only rabies clinic at Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D. Spencer Lane in Cairo on Wednesday, May 12 from 5-7 PM. Please call (518) 719-3600 to pre-register. You must wear a face mask and remain in your vehicle at all times. Bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3-year certificate. If no record is presented your pet will receive a 1-year certificate. Public Health Law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies starting at 12 weeks old. If you are feeding a stray, please bring them to be vaccinated.

Thursday 5/13

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, May 13 from 1-6 PM at the Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, 201 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Saturday 5/15

  • A chicken and biscuits dinner will be held at the Ravena Grange Hall, Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow on Saturday, May 15 starting at 4:30 PM. Take-outs only. Dinners are $13. Please email RavenaGrange@cs.com or call (518) 756-8228 to place your order in advance. The number to call on May 15 is (518) 756-9885.

Wednesday 5/26

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, May 26 from 12-5 PM at the Margaretville Fire Department, 77 Church Street in Margaretville. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Thursday 5/27

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, May 27 from 1-6 PM at the Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, 53837 State Highway 30 in Roxbury. Appointments are required. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit https://www.RedCrossBlood.org/ to make an appointment to donate blood. Identification is required at the time of donation.

Saturday & Sunday 5/29 & 5/30

  • The 43rd annual East Durham Irish Festival will be held virtually this year on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30. Visit https://EastDurhamIrishFestival.com/ for further information.

Monday 5/31 – Memorial Day

  • The 10th annual car show will be held at Earlton Campground, 594 Medway Earlton Road in Earlton on Saturday, June 5 from 12-4 PM. Free to all cars plus one guest. Prizes will be awarded. Food and beverages will be available to purchase throughout the day. A pork roast dinner will be served at 5 PM. Tickets for the dinner are $13 and will be available to purchase until Monday, May 31. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for purchase the day of the car show for $15. Please call (518) 731-2751 to reserve your tickets.


JUNE

Wednesday 6/2

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a rabies clinic at the Ghent Highway Garage, Garage Place Road by the Dairy Queen in Ghent on Wednesday, June 2. Cats and ferrets will be vaccinated from 4-5 PM, dogs from 5-6 PM. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. All dogs must be on a leash; cats and ferrets must be in carriers. This clinic is free, however, donations will be accepted.

Saturday 6/5

  • The 10th annual car show will be held at Earlton Campground, 594 Medway Earlton Road in Earlton on Saturday, June 5 from 12-4 PM. Free to all cars plus one guest. Prizes will be awarded. Food and beverages will be available to purchase throughout the day. A pork roast dinner will be served at 5 PM. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for $15.
  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a rabies clinic at the Greenport Town Hall, Town Hall Drive off Healy Boulevard in Greenport on Saturday, June 5. Cats and ferrets will be vaccinated from 2-3 PM, dogs from 3-4 PM. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. All dogs must be on a leash; cats and ferrets must be in carriers. This clinic is free, however, donations will be accepted.

Wednesday 6/16

  • The Greene County Public Health Department will hold a drive-up only rabies clinic at Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D. Spencer Lane in Cairo on Wednesday, June 16 from 5-7 PM. Please call (518) 719-3600 to pre-register. You must wear a face mask and remain in your vehicle at all times. Bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3-year certificate. If no record is presented your pet will receive a 1-year certificate. Public Health Law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies starting at 12 weeks old. If you are feeding a stray, please bring them to be vaccinated.

Sunday 6/20 – Father’s Day

Saturday-Friday 6/26-7/2

  • A free, self-guided story walk in the woodland will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, June 26 at 10 AM through Friday, July 2 at 5 PM. Supplies for a related craft will be available.

Sunday 6/27

  • The Coxsackie Fire Department will hold its 8th annual memorial scramble golf outing at Thunderhart Golf Club, Route 67 in Freehold on Sunday, June 27. Sign-up and lunch begin at 11 AM, tee off at 1 PM, dinner and prizes to follow. $100 per player, $400 per team. Call (518) 242-0032 for more information.


JULY

Saturday 7/3

  • The Windham Rotary Foundation’s Christmas in July walk and toy drive will be held at the Windham Path, 4939 Route 23 in Windham on Saturday, July 3 from 8 AM until 3 PM. Please bring unwrapped toy(s) for teens or tots and a $10 donation, $5 for kids ages 12 and under, free for kids under 2 years. Toys will benefit Community Action of Greene County’s Here Comes Christmas program. Monetary donations will benefit the Windham Rotary Foundation. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information email WindhamRotary12496@gmail.com or call (518) 734-5303. Rain date is Saturday, July 17.

Saturday 7/15

  • A NY steak strip dinner will be held at the Ravena Grange Hall, Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow on Saturday, July 15 starting at 4:30 PM. Take-outs only. Dinners are $15. Please email RavenaGrange@cs.com or call (518) 756-8228 to place your order in advance. The number to call on July 15 is (518) 756-9885.

Saturday-Friday 7/24-7/30

  • A free, self-guided story walk in the woodland will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, July 24 at 10 AM through Friday, July 30 at 5 PM. Supplies for a related craft will be available.


AUGUST

Tuesday 8/3

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a rabies clinic at the New Lebanon Town Garage, intersection of Route 22 and Old Post Road in New Lebanon on Tuesday, August 3. Cats and ferrets will be vaccinated from 4-5 PM, dogs from 5-6 PM. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. All dogs must be on a leash; cats and ferrets must be in carriers. This clinic is free, however, donations will be accepted.

Thursday 8/12

  • A Brooks’ chicken dinner with guest speaker Dr. Grant Woods, a wildlife biologist and host of Growing Deer TV, will be held at the Prattsville Firehouse, 47 Firehouse Drive in Prattsville on Thursday, August 12 at 6 PM. Tickets for the dinner and speaker are $15. Sporting good vendors will be on hand when the doors open at 4 PM. Takeout dinners ($10) and chicken halves ($6) will be available from 4-5:30 PM. Call (518) 299-3551 or see a Prattsville Community Church member for tickets.

Sunday 8/15

  • The Windham Rotary Foundation will host the 9th annual Cancer Patient Aid car show, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Chicken Run Restaurant at the corner of Route 23 and South Street in Windham on Sunday, August 15 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Registration will run from 9-11 AM. Open to all years, makes, models and motorcycles. Trophies will be awarded. Best in Show will receive $500 from the Chicken Run. Funds raised will support Greene County cancer patients through the Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid. Admission is $10 per entrant, free for spectators. Call (518) 291-0883 or email CancerPatientAidCarShow@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday 8/25

  • The Greene County Public Health Department will hold a drive-up only rabies clinic at Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D. Spencer Lane in Cairo on Wednesday, August 25 from 5-7 PM. Please call (518) 719-3600 to pre-register. You must wear a face mask and remain in your vehicle at all times. Bring a record of your pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3-year certificate. If no record is presented your pet will receive a 1-year certificate. Public Health Law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies starting at 12 weeks old. If you are feeding a stray, please bring them to be vaccinated.

Saturday-Saturday 8/28-9/4

  • A free, self-guided story walk in the woodland will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, August 28 at 10 AM through Saturday, September 4 at 11 AM. Supplies for a related craft will be available.


SEPTEMBER

Saturday 9/18

  • A roast beef dinner will be held at the Ravena Grange Hall, Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow on Saturday, September 18 starting at 4:30 PM. Take-outs only. Dinners are $13. Please email RavenaGrange@cs.com or call (518) 756-8228 to place your order in advance. The number to call on September 18 is (518) 756-9885.

Saturday-Saturday 9/25-10/2

  • A free, self-guided story walk in the woodland will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, September 25 at 10 AM through Saturday, October 2 at 11 AM. Supplies for a related craft will be available.


OCTOBER

Wednesday 10/6

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a rabies clinic at the Claverack Town Park, Church Street in Mellenville on Wednesday, October 6. Cats and ferrets will be vaccinated from 4-5 PM, dogs from 5-6 PM. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. All dogs must be on a leash; cats and ferrets must be in carriers. This clinic is free, however, donations will be accepted.

Saturday 10/9

  • A roast pork dinner will be held at the Ravena Grange Hall, Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow on Saturday, October 9 starting at 4:30 PM. Take-outs only. Dinners are $13. Please email RavenaGrange@cs.com or call (518) 756-8228 to place your order in advance. The number to call on October 9 is (518) 756-9885.


NOVEMBER

Saturday 11/6

  • The Columbia County Department of Health will hold a rabies clinic at the Kinderhook Town Hall, 3211 Church Street in Valatie on Saturday, November 6. Cats and ferrets will be vaccinated from 2-3 PM, dogs from 3-4 PM. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. All dogs must be on a leash; cats and ferrets must be in carriers. This clinic is free, however, donations will be accepted.


DECEMBER



CLOSURES, CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS

  • All Greene County Senior Citizen Centers are closed for inside dining until further notice. The home delivered meals program will continue to operate uninterrupted. All Senior Nutrition Sites will be offering take-out meals only for anyone over the age of 60. You must call your local center 24 hours in advance if you would like a take-out meal. Pick-up is available from 11:30 AM until noon.
    Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street, Athens, (518) 945-2700
    Acra Senior Service Center
    , Acra Community Center, Old Route 23, Cairo (518) 622-9898
    Catskill Senior Nutrition Site
    , Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy Street, Catskill (518) 943-1343
    Coxsackie Senior Nutrition Site
    , Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, 127 Mansion Street, Coxsackie (518) 731-8901 – temporarily closed
    Jewett Senior Service Center
    , Town of Jewett Municipal Building, 3547 Route 23C, Jewett (518) 263-4392
  • The Town of Hunter Highway Department has closed Platte Clove Road (County Route 16) until Thursday, April 15, 2021. Scheduled reopening will be weather permitting.
  • The Town of Hunter Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. You may still contact the offices by calling (518) 589-6151, listen to the department extensions, choose one and leave a message. Most business can be conducted by mail, email or by making arrangements with the respective departments, which may utilize a drop box. There is no admittance to the building at this time. Please be patient and understanding during these unprecedented times.
  • The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company has cancelled its Sunday breakfasts for 2021 due to Covid-19. If you would like to make a donation, please mail it to the East Durham Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 92, East Durham, NY 12423.


You can find press releases and documents in the “Files” and “Announcements” sections of the WRIP Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/66208818746/

We all need to do our part during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are sick, not feeling well or currently under quarantine, please STAY HOME to help stop the spread and save lives. DO NOT visit public places. For anyone that has traveled to Greene County, if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in your home community you MUST immediately contact the Public Health Call Center at (518) 635-5165 to register your presence and comply with self-quarantine regulations during your stay. All persons in Greene County are reminded to adhere to social distancing standards whether or not they are symptomatic, tested, or recovered, until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • New York’s health insurance open enrollment period has been extended through Saturday, May 15. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through the New York State of Health marketplace or directly through insurers. https://NYStateOfHealth.NY.gov/
  • A new law requiring seat belts for all passengers in the back seats of vehicles in New York went into effect on Sunday, November 1. The new law also applies to passengers of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Violators of the seat belt law can be fined up to $50 per person. Drivers can also be fined $25 to $100 and receive three penalty points on their driver’s licenses for each violation.
  • Operational changes have been implemented across Greene County office buildings. The in-person workforce has been reduced by approximately 50% with employees working remotely on a rotational basis until further notice. This preventative action will enable all departments to remain functional, lessen the risk of future closures, and ensure that work and vital services will continue. Public access to County Office Buildings are modified based upon specific instructions by each department. Please visit the county website for each department’s hours of operation and access requirements, and call the appropriate phone number before traveling to the building. Masks are required for all employees and members of the public entering the building. https://www.GreeneGovernment.com/Hours-of-Operation-for-Greene-County-Offices-in-Response-to-Covid-19
  • Due to the increase of Covid-19 cases in the region, Greene County Solid Waste Management has made the difficult decision to temporarily close three of its four transfer stations one additional day each week. Until further notice the following changes will be implemented:
    The Windham Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    The Hunter Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    The Coxsackie Transfer Station will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.
    No changes will be made to the Catskill Transfer Station’s schedule, which remains closed on Sundays and Wednesdays.
    Residents with questions should email SolidWaste@DiscoverGreene.com or call (518) 943-4600.
  • The Greene County Department of Human Services is desperately looking for volunteer drivers to assist homebound senior citizens by delivering meals and/or provide transportation to medical appointments. Call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 and let her know what days and hours you are available so they can create a schedule that fits you. Volunteers will receive mileage reimbursement.
  • New Yorkers are now allowed to visit nursing homes and long-term care facilities on a limited basis. Visits will be allowed at facilities that have been free of new Covid-19 cases for at least 28 days. Only two people are allowed to visit each resident, and must undergo a temperature check, wear a mask, and social distance while visiting.
  • The number to call to file a complaint if a business is failing to protect its employees or customers by requiring that both groups wear face masks is (888) 364-3065 and press option 2.
  • Community Action of Greene County is offering a free weatherization assistance program based on household income. If you qualify for HEAP, you qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program. They will provide and install insulation and air sealing measures for free. Call (518) 943-9205 ext. 113 for an application.
  • Do you have Covid-19 related expenses? Behind on your rent, utility bills, mortgage payments, need help with daycare cost, etc.? Community Action of Greene County may be able to help. Call (518) 943-9205 for more information.
  • Greene County Tourism has launched the website TakeOutInGreene.com listing all restaurants throughout the county offering take-out, curbside and/or delivery options. If you want to add your restaurant or update your listing, please call (518) 819-9471 or email Tourism@DiscoverGreene.com and provide your days and hours of operation, the services you offer (take-out, delivery, curbside, breakfast, lunch and/or dinner), and a link to your menu or a PDF. https://www.GreatNorthernCatskills.com/dining/take-out-and-delivery
  • Greene County Transit is accepting “on-call” route service only. All appointments can be made by calling (518) 943-3625 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM. If an appointment is needed on Monday, it must be made before 5 PM the Friday before. All requests for appointments must be along their published routes for pick-up and drop off. Visit https://www.GreeneCountyTransit.com/ for more information.
  • Hands and Hearts Mission distributes hot meals at Zion Lutheran Church, 102 North Washington Street in Athens every Thursday at 4 PM.
  • New York State’s Covid-19 emotional support helpline at 1-844-863-9314 is a free service open 7 days a week from 8 AM until 10 PM.
  • WRIP has posted a document on our Facebook page listing churches that have moved their religious services to YouTube, other online venues, drive-in or phone-in options. Check your house of worship’s website or Facebook page for additional information.
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/wrip-979-fm-mountaintop-radio-from-windham-hunter-ny/religious-services/10159820280278747/
  • Saint Theresa’s in Windham will hold one weekend Mass on Saturdays at 5 PM. You must call (518) 734-3352 or email StcjWind@rcda.org to register. Attendance will be limited. Those who cannot be accommodated indoors can still attend by remaining in1 their car and tuning their radio to 90.5 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on their website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • The Windham Town Hall is now open from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.
  • The Windham Tax Collector will not be accepting in-person payments this year due to Covid-19. For your convenience there is a drop-box located outside the office of Katherine Murray, CPA, 134 County Route 12 (South Street) in Windham. Payment may also be mailed to Katherine Murray, Tax Collector, PO Box 214, Hensonville, NY 12439-0214. To view or pay tax bills online, and for additional information, please visit
    https://www.TownOfWindhamNY.com/news/notice-re-tax-collecting-during-covid-19/.
  • The Windham Public Library is open Monday-Friday from 10 AM until 5 PM, closed on Saturdays and Sundays. They are offering no contact, curbside pick-up. Call (518) 734-4405 for more details.
  • A free Wi-Fi hot spot has been set up at the entrance to C. D. Lane Park in Maplecrest for those who need internet access to do school work or work remotely. Users should park in the designated area.
  • The Town of Jewett offices are open to the public with limited access by appointment only. Walk-ins are not permitted. Please call (518) 263-4646 to schedule an appointment with your respective department. Residents are encouraged to conduct business over the phone or through email when possible.
  • The Jewett Food Pantry in the basement of the Jewett Presbyterian Church, 53 Church Street in Jewett, will be open twice a month for the foreseeable future. With the exception of holiday weekends, the pantry will be open the first and third Sunday of the month from 1:30-2:30 PM.
  • The Town of Hunter Town Hall is now open, but you are asked to do whatever business you can via phone, email or through the mail. The number to call is (518) 589-6151. Department extensions are as follows:
    Supervisor’s Secretary – 300
    Court / Tickets – 306
    Building Inspector / Code Officer – 307
    Planning Board – 308
    Assessor – 309
    Highway Department – 310
    Town Clerk / Tax Collector – 311
    Supervisor – 312
  • The Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter has suspended its in-person services. The adjusted schedule for curbside pick-up, with pick-up and drop-off in the vestibule, will be Mondays from 10 AM until 2 PM; and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 12-4 PM. The library will be closed on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Call (518) 263-4655 to reserve computer use for a 30 minute window. Just one patron / computer user will be allowed inside the library at a time.
  • The grounds of the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville are open from sunrise to sunset, but the Education Center and restrooms remain closed.
  • The Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville is collecting non-perishables for the Tannersville Food Pantry, Monday-Saturday from 12-4 PM. Please call (518) 589-5707 or email TanMtTopLib@aol.com before stopping by.
  • The Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville is now open for indoor or curbside book pick-up, food pantry drop off, and computer use by appointment Monday-Saturday from 12-4 PM. Place your order as you normally would from their catalog, call (518) 589-5707, or email your request to TanMtTopLib@aol.com.
  • Do-it-yourself craft kits may be picked up at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville every Friday from 12-4 PM.
  • If you need food during this difficult time, stop by the Tannersville Food Pantry, 1 Park Lane, behind the firehouse, on Wednesdays from 1-3 PM and/or Saturdays from 11 AM until 1 PM. You can also call (518) 589-5942 and leave a message to arrange for delivery.
  • A drive-in Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Haines Falls on Sundays at 11 AM. You must call (518) 589-5577 or email ICHaines@rcda.org to register. Please remain in your car and tune your radio to 107.5 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on Saint Theresa’s website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • Margaretville Telephone Company, along with Municipal Officials, have dedicated the Pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, located at 3542 Route 42 in Lexington, as a Wi-Fi hot spot. Please respect the social distancing recommendations.
  • The Cairo Public Library is now open for contactless curbside service. Access the online catalog to order up to ten books, music CDs or DVDs. You can also place an order by emailing CairoLibrary720@gmail.com or by calling (518) 622-9864. New temporary hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM until 1 PM, and Thursday from 4-7 PM. Please use the book drop for all returns. Do not hand items directly to the staff. Your pick-up time will be scheduled after you place your order. Items will be placed outside the front door or in your trunk.
  • The Cairo Town Hall is open by appointment only. Please contact the department or person you wish to meet with to make an appointment. The number for the town offices is (518) 622-3120.
  • The Cairo food pantry at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main Street in Cairo has new hours. They are now open on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM.
  • The Prabhuji Mission Food Pantry, 319 Hearts Content Road in Round Top is open on Fridays from 10 AM until noon. Food distribution is weather permitting. Call (518) 303-6390 for more information.
  • The Greenville Public Library will remain closed to the public until further notice, but patrons may borrow physical items through curbside pickup on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12-4 PM, and Tuesdays from 12-5:30 PM. They are also offering printing, photocopying and faxing services via curbside. Call (518) 966-8205 or email GreenvilleLibrary8@yahoo.com for assistance. Please have your library card barcode handy when you call.
  • The Town of Greenville recycling center on Route 26A will only be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 AM until noon for an undetermined length of time.
  • The Greenville Area Food Pantry is open in the North Barn of Vanderbilt Park on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:30 AM until noon. Call (518) 731-6624 for more information.
  • Round Two of voting for the Best of Greene County 2021 has been extended until Saturday, May 1. Winners will be announced during an Academy Award-style show later in the year. Cast your ballot at https://www.HudsonValley360.com/Site/BestOfGC.html.
  • In response to the increase in Covid-19 cases in Greene County, and in order to reduce risk to both staff and clients, the following measures are now in effect at Community Action of Greene County, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill:
    – Staff will work remotely, on a rotating schedule, to reduce the number of people in the office.
    –   The lobby will be closed to the public, except for Monday, Thursday and Fridays from 1:30-4 PM.
    –   Food Pantry hours will be restricted to Monday, Thursday and Fridays from 1:30-4 PM.
    –   Mobile Food Pantry will run Tuesday and Thursday MORNINGS.
    –   In person meetings require prior scheduled appointments.
    –   There will be a drop-box near the office doors in order to receive paperwork.
    –   Phone calls to specific staff will be forwarded to them in order to reduce disruption in services.
    –   For any questions or concerns please call (518) 943-9205.
    –   For Domestic Violence emergencies call the 24 hour hotline at (518) 943-9211.
  • The Grow it Forward Greenhouse Project is selling locally grown, pesticide-free microgreens at 5806 Route 23 in Acra on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 AM until 2 PM. Curbside pick-up will also be offered at Community Action of Greene County, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill on Fridays from 10 AM until 2 PM. Visit https://GrowItForwardGreenhouse.org or call (518) 622-5555 or (518) 943-9205 to place your order. Sales provide Community Action of Greene County with much needed discretionary funds to assist with various programs, emergency services, and advocacy, helping low income and other vulnerable individuals.
  • The Catskill Food Pantry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 50 Williams Street in Catskill is open Wednesdays from 1:30-5 PM.
  • Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Palenville on Sundays at 9 AM. You must call (518) 589-5577 or email ICHaines@rcda.org to register. Attendance will be limited. Those who cannot be accommodated indoors can still attend by remaining in their car and tuning their radio to 95.3 FM. Communion will be distributed after Mass. Please see additional guidelines on Saint Theresa’s website. https://SaintTheresas.weebly.com/
  • The DMV office in Catskill is now open by appointment only. Please call (518) 719-3279 to make an appointment. They will continue to accept DMV mail/transactions and dealer work at the front door drop box.
  • The Greene County Clerk’s Office in Catskill is now open by appointment only, as is access to the record room. Please call (518) 719-3255 to make an appointment. They will continue to accept mail/transactions and work at the front door drop box. The Clerk of Greene County is responsible for the recording, filing, storage and upkeep of a variety of documents including deeds, mortgages, criminal records, and all court records for the Supreme Court and County Court.
  • The WIC program of Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties is currently doing appointments by phone. WIC offers nutritious food benefits to women who are either pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age. If you are interested in finding out more about WIC and whether you qualify, please call (518) 828-9668 or (518) 943-9082, or visit wicstrong.com.
  • The Community Pantry, 42838 Route 28 in Margaretville is now open on Mondays from 10 AM until noon, and Fridays from 4-6 PM. Recipients will be welcomed into the pantry one at a time and must wear a mask while in the pantry. Masks will be provided to those who do not have their own. Homebound recipients will have food delivered to them once a month. Call (845) 586-2233 with any questions.
  • The Gilboa Town Clerk’s office is open by appointment only, no walk-ins. Please call (607) 588-6400 to schedule an appointment.
  • Due to space limitations at the pet food bank, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA as requested that monetary donations be mailed to CGHS/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534 or through their website, https://cghs.org/ so that they may purchase food as needed.