Datebook – Events Calendar

Updated Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3:45 AM

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/

  • Residents have attempted to sign up in many different locations to receive the COVID19 vaccination but have not heard back from any yet. This is because locations (health departments, pharmacies, doctors’ offices) will NOT book appointments until AFTER the vaccine has been delivered and accounted for. It is not uncommon for locations to order 1,000 doses of the vaccine and for those locations to only receive 100 doses. As soon as these locations receive their doses, they will begin calling those on the list. New York is given 300,000 vaccines each week, and there are more than 7 million people who are eligible. Please be patient as you wait to hear back from possible vaccine distributors.
  • All adults of any age, with comorbidities, are eligible to receive the COVID 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, 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 under Phase 1b, including seniors aged 65+ 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 vaccine registration form. Please call (518) 822-9600 Monday-Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM.
  • Wellness Rx in Tannersville is not taking any more names for their COVID-19 vaccine waiting list at this time. If you are already on their list, they will reach out to you to schedule an appointment when they get more vaccines.
  • 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
  • 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 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).

Wednesdays

  • 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.


FEBRUARY

Through Monday 3/8

  • Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School will hold a virtual career fair for all students in March. The Guidance Department is looking for adult volunteers to participate via pre-recorded video. If interested, please email a 1-2 minute video about your career to NBaldner@WAJCS.org by no later than Monday, March 8. Please include the following: the name of your career, what training or education is required, what you like best about your career, what setting or environment you work in, the approximate starting salary for this position, and your job responsibilities.

Mondays

  • Confidential Nar-Anon meetings will be held on Mondays at St. Theresa’s Parish Hall, back of the church, 5188 Route 23 in Windham on Mondays from 7-8 PM. Nar-Anon provides hope, education and support to family and friends who are affected by drug addiction. All are welcome. Call (518) 573-6882 or (516) 314-8186 for more information.

Wednesdays through 3/24

  • A free online nutrition workshop to help you save time, save money and eat healthy will be held on Wednesdays through March 24 at 11 AM. To register, email KMS369@Cornell.edu.

Thursdays

  • 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.

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 Sunday 2/28

  • Greene County Tourism has partnered with the Greene County Chamber of Commerce and area restaurants to offer Greene County Take-Out Month, which runs through Sunday, February 28. Throughout the month local restaurants will feature a variety of take-out options including family meals and daily specials. Visit https://www.GreatNorthernCatskills.com/Takeout-Month-Catskills for more information on nearly 100 participating restaurants.

Friday 2/26

  • A fish fry will be held at the Hensonville Fire House, 432 Route 296 in Hensonville every Friday during lent from February 26 through April 2 from 4-8 PM. Take-out only dinners include your choice of fish, clams or chicken tenders, French fries or baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for $10. Please call (518) 734-3040 to pre-order. Orders may be picked up in the truck bay and masks are required inside the building.
  • A fish fry will be held at the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company, 11176 State Route 32 in Greenville every Friday from February 26 through April 2 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $12, take-outs only. A limited supply of salmon and vegetables will also be available. Please call (518) 966-8911 to place your order in advance.
  • The 11th annual Lenten fish fry will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill every Friday from February 26 through April 2. Orders must be placed by Monday for the coming Friday by calling (518) 945-1179. Dinner choices are fried haddock fillet, fried shrimp or fried clams for $13, or seafood combo with all three selections for $15. All dinners include your choice of mac and cheese or fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon. No substitutions please. This is a take-out only, drive through event. Please wear a face covering when picking up your order between 5 and 7 PM on Friday.

Saturday 2/27

  • Black Dome Music Festival will present Country/Americana musician Ian Flanigan in a free virtual concert on Saturday, February 27 at 8 PM. Visit http://www.BlackDomeMusic.com/Winter-2021 for a link to the performance.
  • Senator Michelle Hinchey, in partnership with the NYS Dental Foundation, is hosting a toiletry drive to provide dental and other personal hygiene items to community members in need. Donations will be collected at Catskill High School, 341 West Main Street in Catskill on Saturday, February 27 from 11 AM until 2 PM, and distributed by Community Action of Greene County and the YWCA of Ulster County. Those who wish to donate are asked to prioritize the following items: diapers of all sizes, period products (tampons, sanitary pads) soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, shaving cream, razors, adult and children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 9 AM until 2 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.


MARCH

Friday 3/5

  • A fish fry will be held at the Hensonville Fire House, 432 Route 296 in Hensonville every Friday during lent from March 5 through April 2 from 4-8 PM. Take-out only dinners include your choice of fish, clams or chicken tenders, French fries or baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for $10. Please call (518) 734-3040 to pre-order. Orders may be picked up in the truck bay and masks are required inside the building.
  • A fish fry will be held at the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company, 11176 State Route 32 in Greenville every Friday from March 5 through April 2 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $12, take-outs only. A limited supply of salmon and vegetables will also be available. Please call (518) 966-8911 to place your order in advance.
  • The 11th annual Lenten fish fry will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill every Friday from March 5 through April 2. Orders must be placed by Monday for the coming Friday by calling (518) 945-1179. Dinner choices are fried haddock fillet, fried shrimp or fried clams for $13, or seafood combo with all three selections for $15. All dinners include your choice of mac and cheese or fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon. No substitutions please. This is a take-out only, drive through event. Please wear a face covering when picking up your order between 5 and 7 PM on Friday.

Saturday 3/6

Friday 3/12

  • A fish fry will be held at the Hensonville Fire House, 432 Route 296 in Hensonville every Friday during lent from March 12 through April 2 from 4-8 PM. Take-out only dinners include your choice of fish, clams or chicken tenders, French fries or baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for $10. Please call (518) 734-3040 to pre-order. Orders may be picked up in the truck bay and masks are required inside the building.
  • Post 291 American Legion Auxiliary will hold a take-out only spaghetti dinner at 54 Maple Avenue in Greenville on Friday, March 12 from 4:30-7 PM. Linguine with red and white clam sauce will also be available. Community dinners are held every second Friday of the month and are open to everyone.
  • A fish fry will be held at the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company, 11176 State Route 32 in Greenville every Friday from March 12 through April 2 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $12, take-outs only. A limited supply of salmon and vegetables will also be available. Please call (518) 966-8911 to place your order in advance.
  • The 11th annual Lenten fish fry will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill every Friday from March 12 through April 2. Orders must be placed by Monday for the coming Friday by calling (518) 945-1179. Dinner choices are fried haddock fillet, fried shrimp or fried clams for $13, or seafood combo with all three selections for $15. All dinners include your choice of mac and cheese or fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon. No substitutions please. This is a take-out only, drive through event. Please wear a face covering when picking up your order between 5 and 7 PM on Friday.

Saturday 3/13

  • Mountain Lodge No. 529 F. & A.M., 5345 Route 23 in Windham will hold its 22nd annual St. Patrick’s dinner on Saturday, March 13 from 4-8 PM. Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, dinners will be take-out only. Dinners include prime cut corned beef, cabbage, boiled potato, rye or Irish soda bread, and dessert for $13 each. Orders may be placed that day by calling (518) 734-4560 or may be pre-ordered by calling (518) 210-1483.

Sunday 3/14 – Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM, set your clock ahead 1 hour

Monday 3/15

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, March 15 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.

Thursday 3/18

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, March 18 from 1:30-6:30 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.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, March 18 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.

Friday 3/19

  • A fish fry will be held at the Hensonville Fire House, 432 Route 296 in Hensonville every Friday during lent from March 19 through April 2 from 4-8 PM. Take-out only dinners include your choice of fish, clams or chicken tenders, French fries or baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for $10. Please call (518) 734-3040 to pre-order. Orders may be picked up in the truck bay and masks are required inside the building.
  • A fish fry will be held at the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company, 11176 State Route 32 in Greenville every Friday from March 19 through April 2 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $12, take-outs only. A limited supply of salmon and vegetables will also be available. Please call (518) 966-8911 to place your order in advance.
  • The 11th annual Lenten fish fry will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill every Friday from March 19 through April 2. Orders must be placed by Monday for the coming Friday by calling (518) 945-1179. Dinner choices are fried haddock fillet, fried shrimp or fried clams for $13, or seafood combo with all three selections for $15. All dinners include your choice of mac and cheese or fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon. No substitutions please. This is a take-out only, drive through event. Please wear a face covering when picking up your order between 5 and 7 PM on Friday.

Saturday 3/20

  • A chicken barbecue will be held at the Ashland Fire Department, Route 23 in Ashland on Saturday, March 20 starting at noon. Chicken halves are $7. Take-outs only, first come, first served, no reservations. Due to the ongoing pandemic they will be set up for walk through service to maintain social distancing. Please follow signs and mask requirements. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the family of Deputy Kevin Haverly.

Wednesday 3/24

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Wednesday, March 24 from 1-6 PM at the Town of Ashland Ambulance, 12094 Route 23 in Ashland. 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.

Friday 3/26

  • A fish fry will be held at the Hensonville Fire House, 432 Route 296 in Hensonville every Friday during lent from March 26 through April 2 from 4-8 PM. Take-out only dinners include your choice of fish, clams or chicken tenders, French fries or baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for $10. Please call (518) 734-3040 to pre-order. Orders may be picked up in the truck bay and masks are required inside the building.
  • A fish fry will be held at the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company, 11176 State Route 32 in Greenville every Friday from March 26 through April 2 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $12, take-outs only. A limited supply of salmon and vegetables will also be available. Please call (518) 966-8911 to place your order in advance.
  • The 11th annual Lenten fish fry will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill every Friday from March 26 through April 2. Orders must be placed by Monday for the coming Friday by calling (518) 945-1179. Dinner choices are fried haddock fillet, fried shrimp or fried clams for $13, or seafood combo with all three selections for $15. All dinners include your choice of mac and cheese or fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon. No substitutions please. This is a take-out only, drive through event. Please wear a face covering when picking up your order between 5 and 7 PM on Friday.

Saturday 3/27

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Palatine Park and Youth Activity Building, Palatine Park Road in Germantown. 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 3/28 – Palm Sunday



APRIL

Friday 4/2 – Good Friday

  • A fish fry will be held at the Hensonville Fire House, 432 Route 296 in Hensonville on Friday, April 2 from 4-8 PM. Take-out only dinners include your choice of fish, clams or chicken tenders, French fries or baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for $10. Please call (518) 734-3040 to pre-order. Orders may be picked up in the truck bay and masks are required inside the building.
  • A fish fry will be held at the Greenville Volunteer Fire Company, 11176 State Route 32 in Greenville on Friday, April 2 from 4-7 PM. Dinners are $12, take-outs only. A limited supply of salmon and vegetables will also be available. Please call (518) 966-8911 to place your order in advance.
  • The 11th annual Lenten fish fry will be held at the Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, April 2. Orders must be placed by Monday for the coming Friday by calling (518) 945-1179. Dinner choices are fried haddock fillet, fried shrimp or fried clams for $13, or seafood combo with all three selections for $15. All dinners include your choice of mac and cheese or fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon. No substitutions please. This is a take-out only, drive through event. Please wear a face covering when picking up your order between 5 and 7 PM on Friday.

Saturday 4/3 – Lent Ends

Sunday 4/4 – Easter Sunday

Monday 4/5

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, April 5 from 1-6 PM at the Stamford Baptist Church, 40 Lake Street in Stamford. 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 4/8

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, April 8 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.

Friday 4/9

  • Post 291 American Legion Auxiliary will hold a take-out only spaghetti dinner at 54 Maple Avenue in Greenville on Friday, April 9 from 4:30-7 PM. Linguine with red and white clam sauce will also be available. Community dinners are held every second Friday of the month and are open to everyone.

Saturday 4/17

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, April 17 from 8 AM until 1 PM at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland 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.


MAY

Friday 5/14

  • Post 291 American Legion Auxiliary will hold a take-out only spaghetti dinner at 54 Maple Avenue in Greenville on Friday, May 14 from 4:30-7 PM. Linguine with red and white clam sauce will also be available. Community dinners are held every second Friday of the month and are open to everyone.

Monday 5/31

  • 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

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.

Friday 6/11

  • Post 291 American Legion Auxiliary will hold a take-out only spaghetti dinner at 54 Maple Avenue in Greenville on Friday, June 11 from 4:30-7 PM. Linguine with red and white clam sauce will also be available. Community dinners are held every second Friday of the month and are open to everyone.


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
    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.
  • Out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of the public, Cornell Hook & Ladder Fire Company has decided to postpone its annual pancake breakfast, that’s usually held in February, and hopes to reschedule it for a later date.
  • The WAJPL Golden Agers have cancelled their meetings through March 2021.


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 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 or phone in options. Houses of worship are now allowed to open at 50% capacity and some offer drive-in options where you remain in your car and turn your radio on to listen to the service. 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 in 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 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 has begun curbside service. Pick-up times will be 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. There will be a limit of 10 items per library card. Pick-up times will be at 15 minute intervals. Your items will be left in the foyer.
  • 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.
  • As a deterrent to the local spread of COVID-19, the Roxbury Library Association is restricting the library’s open hours to Mondays from 10 AM until noon, for curbside pickup only, during the month of February 2021. Please call (607) 326-7901 or email FrontDesk@RoxburyLibraryOnline.org to arrange for curbside pickup of books and audiovisual items.
  • During the month of February 2021, the Roxbury Library Association Thrift Shoppe will be open on Wednesdays from 10 AM until noon, on a by-appointment-only basis. Please call (607) 326-7901 to make a Wednesday morning appointment or email Dian@RoxburyLibraryOnline.org to make an appointment on another day. The RLA cannot accept donations of any kind at this time.
  • 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.
  • 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/.