Datebook – Events Calendar

Updated Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 12:50 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).



Greene County Road Work & Closures

It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully in work zones, for their own safety and the safety of workers. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

  • Road work on South Street (County Route 12) in Windham will take place Monday through Friday between 7 AM and 5 PM, until further notice, and is expected to take several weeks. Expect delays in travel along the route. Please use caution when traveling through a work zone.
  • Slater Road and Evergreen Lane in Maplecrest will be closed from 6 AM until 5 PM on Thursday, June 24 for paving. Local traffic only will be permitted.
  • County Route 17 in Jewett remains closed between Mill Hollow and Route 23A as the road is completely washed out.


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/

  • The Greene County Public Health Department is providing the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine to homebound Greene County residents. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving this vaccine, please call Public Health at (518) 719-3600 for more information.
  • If there is anyone who still needs to schedule a second dose of Moderna, please call the Schoharie County Department of Health at (518) 295-8365. The Moderna they currently have will expire later this month (June) and they do not anticipate ordering more Moderna at this time.
  • The Windham Pharmacy in the Alpine Village Garden, Route 296 in Windham is now scheduling first dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations. Appointments are required by calling (518) 734-3033.
  • 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.
  • Visit https://www.Vaccines.gov/ to find locations that are offering vaccines nationwide. 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.
  • 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 Progressives 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 Greene County call center for general information, including testing, is (518) 719-3600. The Covid-19 hotline is open 7 days a week from 9 AM until 5 PM.
  • 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/
  • 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.
  • 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.

Tuesdays

  • Weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be held by the Columbia County Department of Health at their office, 325 Columbia Street in Hudson every Tuesday from 1-3:30 PM. Every third Tuesday of the month these clinics will run from 1-6 PM. Vaccines are available by appointment or walk-in. Appointments can be made by calling (518) 828-3358, option 4. It is expected that Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered at these clinics. Pfizer will be offered as it is available. Please call ahead to find out what vaccine is available at any given clinic or visit https://www.Vaccines.gov/.

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.
  • Delaware County Public Health nurses will offer curbside, single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in front of the Public Health Office, 99 Main Street in Delhi every Wednesday from 11 AM until 1 PM during the Delhi Farmers’ Market. All individuals 18 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to be vaccinated. Call (607) 832-5200 for more information.
  • Every Wednesday through the month of June, the Columbia County Department of Health will hold walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Salvation Army Community Center, 40 South 3rd Street in Hudson from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM. There is no registration required for these events. Photo ID is required.


FARMERS’ MARKETS

Every Other Saturday

  • Every other Saturday, July 3 – October 16 from 10 AM – 3 PM
    (July 3 & 17, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16)
    The Two Ladies Market, Greenville Drive-In, 10700 Route 32, Greenville
    https://www.facebook.com/TheTwoLadiesMarket/
  • Every other Saturday, June 26 – October 23 from 10 AM – 1 PM
    (June 26, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2, 16 & 30)
    Lexington Farmer’s Market, under the pavilion next to the Lexington Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42, Lexington
    https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonNYFarmersMarket/

Every Saturday

  • Every Saturday through October 9 from 9 AM – 1 PM
    Windham Farmer’s Market, 5410 Route 23, Windham (in front of Windham Local)
    https://www.facebook.com/WindhamNYFarmMarket
  • Every Saturday year round from 9 AM – 2 PM
    (also on Wednesdays, June – September)
    Fromer Market Gardens, 6120 Main Street, Tannersville
    https://www.facebook.com/FromerMarketGardens/
    Order online at https://www.FromerMarketGardens.com/ for Saturday pickup.
  • Every Saturday from 1-5 PM (and holiday Sundays)
    RevSpirits
    , 1283 State Route 10, Jefferson, adjacent to the historic 13-sided barn
    Products available include craft spirits distilled from honey, craft mead, maple, ancient grains granola, pancake mixes, pasture-raised chicken, pork, honey and eggs.

Every Wednesday

Every Thursday

Every Friday



JUNE 2021

  • Open enrollment for the NY State of Health will remain open through the end of the year. NY State of Health provides seamless access to affordable coverage for uninsured New Yorkers. Visit https://NYStateOfHealth.NY.gov/ to apply for health insurance.
  • Adventures of the Fearsome Pirate Frank, presented by the Hunter-Tannersville Middle/High School Theater Department, is available as a $5 digital download or $10 for a DVD. To purchase contact HTCTheater@HTCSchools.org or call (518) 589-5880 ext. 6206.
  • Registration is now open for Greene County Pop Warner football and cheerleading for kids ages 5-14. Go to the Facebook group https://www.Facebook.com/GCPW21 and click the link under the “About” section to register. If you have any questions, please call Jim at (518) 719-5940 or email GCPW21@gmail.com.

Daily

  • A free, self-guided children’s story walk has been set up along the Windham Path. Start at the Route 23 parking lot in Windham. The current title is Bear Wants More, by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. Sponsored by the Windham Arts Alliance, Briars and Brambles Bookstore, and the Windham Chamber of Commerce.
  • Take a walk and read a book at Long View Park, 1886 River Road in New Baltimore. The current title is Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type, by Doreen Cronin. The story walk is open daily from dawn to dusk. Sponsored by RCS Community Library, the New Baltimore Conservancy, and Scenic Hudson.

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.

Tuesdays throughout the summer

  • The Huntersfield Christian Training Center and Miller’s Meat Market will be selling smoked ribs every Tuesday throughout the summer at Young’s Agway, Main Street in Prattsville. Full rack of ribs is $20, meals consisting of a 1/3 rack of ribs and sides are $10. Ribs will be ready at noon. All proceeds benefit the Huntersfield Men’s Recovery Program.

Second Tuesdays of each month starting 7/13

  • A coffee klatch for ages 55+ will be held at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter the second Tuesday of each month from 10 AM until noon beginning July 13. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. Drop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time.

Tuesdays

  • The Columbia County Department of Health holds weekly immunization clinics at their office, 325 Columbia Street in Hudson on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 PM. Every third Tuesday of the month the immunization clinic runs from 1-6 PM. Appointments for all immunizations must be made by calling (518) 828-3358, option 4.

Wednesdays

  • A virtual children’s bedtime story will be held on the Hunter Public Library’s Facebook page every Wednesday at 7 PM.
  • 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.
  • Every Wednesday through the month of June, the Columbia County Department of Health will hold walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Salvation Army Community Center, 40 South 3rd Street in Hudson from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM. There is no registration required for these events. Photo ID is required.

Thursdays

  • The Rip Stitchers’ knitting and crocheting group will meet at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter every Thursday from 2-4 PM. Bring a project you’re currently working on or start something new. All ages and levels welcome.
  • Weekly sessions of Summer Breeze Nutrition will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Thursdays at 4 PM. This casual and informational series is open to everyone. Stop in for one, some or all sessions as we discuss an array of topics including Nutrition & Disease, Meal Prep for Success, and The Psychology of Food & Health. This program was made possible through a grant provided by the Greene County Rural Health Network.

Third Thursday of every month

  • Mountain Top Cares Coalition hosts free virtual Narcan training for Greene County residents 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.

Saturdays

  • D. R. Evarts Library, 80 Second Street in Athens is offering outdoor summer story time on Saturdays from 2-3 PM. Families should bring a blanket or chair to allow for social distancing. Call (518) 945-1417 for more information.

Through Wednesday 7/14

  • Tenth through 12th graders, graduates and households can take part in the Columbia-Greene Career Jam through Wednesday, July 14. Full-time, part-time, seasonal jobs and career internships with local businesses are available within Greene and Columbia Counties. To learn more about Career Jam or to sign up, visit
    https://GreeneCountyEdc.com/News/Columbia-Greene-Career-Jam/.

Through Tuesday 8/31

  • Greene County is conducting a broadband and cellular communications initiative survey to identify every remaining household and business without access to fiber or coaxial broadband service. The project requires extensive mapping and data collection of existing broadband networks throughout the county, and also enables residents to comment on broadband availability and affordability. The survey can be filled out by computer, mobile device, at the library, by emailing Planning@DiscoverGreene.com, or by calling (518) 719-3270 to have a paper copy mailed to you. This survey is available through Tuesday, August 31. If you own multiple properties, please fill out a survey for each address. Visit https://www.GreeneGovernment.com/Greene-Broadband to complete the survey online.
  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) has been extended through Tuesday, August 31. Income qualified households may now apply for grants towards their utility bills. The grants are available through local Department of Social Services (DSS) offices and Offices for the Aging.

Through Thursday 9/30

  • The Farmers Market Nutrition Program for 2021 has begun. From now through September, each eligible WIC participant can receive $20 in coupons to use at local farmers markets and farm stands. A list of participating farms will be provided when you pick up your coupons, and you have until the end of November to redeem them. WIC is also offering a temporary increase in the cash value benefit for fruits and vegetables. What was $9 for children and $11 for women will be temporarily increased to $35 to purchase fresh, frozen or canned produce from the grocery store. Please call Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties WIC program at their Catskill (518) 943-9082 or Hudson (518) 828-9668

Every Tuesday through October

  • Community Action of Greene County is offering free Hudson Valley produce every Tuesday through October, rain or shine, from 1:30-3:30 PM. Pick-up in their parking lot, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill. No ID required. Please bring your own bag.

Through Tuesday 11/9

  • A fundraiser for the Catskill Veterans Outreach Center in Stamford, to help them continue their mission of assisting military veterans, will be held through Tuesday, November 9. Stop by Young’s ACE Hardware in Prattsville or the Catskill Veterans Outreach Center in Stamford to make a donation. If they reach their goal of $5,000 by November 9, Eli Martin will publicly have his beard shaved and livestream it on Facebook.

Opened Tuesday 6/1

  • The portal for the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now open. This program will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance due to COVID-19. All applications must be submitted online only. Community Action of Greene County’s staff is available to assist those having difficulty. Call their office at (518) 943-9205 for assistance.
    https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/

Thursdays 6/24-9/2

  • The Heart of Catskill Association’s 2021 Music in the Park concert series will be held at Dutchman’s Landing, Main Street in Catskill at 7 PM every Thursday from June 24 through September 2. Bring your lawn chairs. Admission is free.
    June 24 – In The Dust (Country music)
    July 1 – Mark Gamsjager’s Lustre Kings, followed by fireworks
    July 8 – 2nd Chance Band
    July 15 – Southbound
    July 22 – Wyld Blu
    July 29 – Nite Train with Thomasina Winslow
    August 5 – Lex Grey & The Urban Pioneers
    August 12 – The Greyhounds
    August 19 – Thunder Ridge
    August 26 – NYS Blues Hall of Fame Band
    September 2 – Sweet Life Music Project

Thursday-Saturday 6/24-6/26

  • A huge rummage sale will be held at the East Jewett United Methodist Church, 2252 Route 23C in East Jewett Thursday and Friday, June 24 and 25 from 1-6 PM, and Saturday, June 26 from 9 AM until 1 PM. Something for everyone. Whole pies will also be available.

Thursday 6/24

  • Slater Road and Evergreen Lane in Maplecrest will be closed from 6 AM until 5 PM on Thursday, June 24 for paving. Local traffic only will be permitted.
  • The Tesla Quartet will perform at Kirkside Park Island, behind the Gould Church just off Route 30 in Roxbury on Thursday, June 24 at 7 PM. Walk through the park. The island is to the left side closest to Roxbury Central School. Please bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. Picnics are welcome. Tickets are $21 for students and seniors, $23 general admission, $28 the day of the concert, and free for children 9 and under. Visit https://RoxburyArtsGroup.org for tickets.
  • Delaware County Public Health will hold a free rabies vaccine for dogs, cats and ferrets at the Franklin Fire Hall, 351 Main Street in Franklin on Thursday, June 24 from 6-8:30 PM. All attendees must wear masks or face coverings. Social distancing, 6 feet apart, is required. Cats and dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age. Please bring your pet’s previous vaccination record to verify their eligibility for 3 years coverage. Dogs must be on a leash and under proper control. Cats and ferrets should be in a carrying case. Visit DelawareCountyPublicHealth.com or call (607) 832-5200 with any questions or for more information.

Friday 6/25

  • Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School will hold its commencement ceremony at the school, Main Street in Windham on Friday, June 25 at 6 PM. Valedictorian Eric Langdon Potts and Salutatorian Grace Moran will address their classmates.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, June 25 from 2-7 PM at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 80 Mansion Street in Coxsackie. 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.
  • Postponed from last week. The 2019 film Harriet (PG-13 action, biography, drama), starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman, will be shown outdoors in Stamford Town Park, behind the pavilion at the town courthouse, 101 Maple Avenue in Hobart on Friday, June 25 at 9 PM. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Soft drinks and snacks are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Bring a chair, blanket, sweaters and jackets. No bathrooms available, so please go before you come. Please observe social distancing. Rain date will be Saturday or delayed until the following week.

Saturday-Saturday 6/26-7/3

  • A free, self-guided story walk will be held at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road in Tannersville from Saturday, June 26 at 10 AM through Saturday, July 3 at 5 PM. Journey through the Woodland Walk and read the pages of The Boy and the Boy King, by A. D. Lubow that are posted along the paths. Pick up your free craft kit at the Arboretum’s education center.

Saturday 6/26

  • Hunter-Tannersville Central School will hold its commencement ceremony at the high school, 6094 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, June 26 at 10 AM. Valedictorian Allegra Coons and Salutatorian Jack Zheng will address their classmates.
  • Mountain Top Little League will hold its end of the season barbecue at Conine Field in Prattsville on Saturday, June 26 at 5 PM. All parents are asked to bring a covered dish and/or food, water, utensils, paper plates, napkins and chips. The league will take care of the hamburgers, hotdogs and buns. The barbecue will be followed by an awards ceremony and an All Star game played under the lights. All players and their families are encouraged to attend the game and support our local Little League.
  • Paul Trotta will give a talk on New York State Native American Tools During the Prehistoric Era at the Lexington Municipal Pavilion, 3542 Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, June 26 at 3 PM. The Town of Lexington Historical Society will hold a short meeting before the presentation. Refreshments will be served. Everyone attending will be eligible for the door prize.

Sundays 6/27-8/29

  • Revival tent meetings will be held by Hope Restoration Christian Fellowship, 117 State Route 296 in Windham every Sunday at 11 AM from June 27 through August 29. Radio access will be available in your car within range, and walkers can listen from the gazebo on the Windham Path. Parking available at the church. COVID protocols will be followed. Refreshments will be served after each service.

Sunday 6/27

  • The Catskill Mountain Fish and Game Club and the Stony Clove Rod and Gun Club will hold their annual children’s fishing derby at Rip Van Winkle Lake, on the Upper Lake Road side in Tannersville on Sunday, June 27 from 10 AM until 1 PM. Registration begins at 9 AM. Children must be 15 years old or younger to participate. Free bait and refreshments will be available. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day. Adults must be present, but may not assist the children with landing fish. All fish will be released after measuring.
  • 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.

Monday 6/28

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, June 28 from 1-6 PM at Columbia-Greene Community College’s PAC building, 4400 Route 23 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.

Tuesday-Sunday 6/29-7/4

  • The Margaretville Fire Department will hold its field days at Margaretville Village Park, behind Freshtown, from Tuesday, June 29 at noon through Sunday, July 4 at midnight. Rides will open at 6 PM Tuesday through Friday, and from 1-6 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The car show on Friday starts at 6 PM. A chicken barbecue will be held on Saturday and Sunday from noon until sold out. Music by Randy Hulse, Sr., Ex-Files and Roundhouse Rockers. WRIP will be broadcasting live on Saturday, July 3 from 11 AM until 4 PM. Giant fireworks display on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 PM. Visit https://www.MargaretvilleFireDept.org for more information.


JULY 2021

Fridays 7/2-9/3

  • A free, live music series will be held, rain or shine, at Colonial Country Club, 55 Allen Lane in Tannersville at 5 PM every Friday from July 2 through September 3. Masks are recommended on the premises when not seated.
    July 2 – Michael Louis
    July 9 – James Hearne
    July 16 – Guilty Pleasure
    July 23 – Dani Dae Duo
    July 30 – The Blitz
    August 6 – TBA
    August 13 – Lex Grey Band
    August 20 – LEO’s Groove
    August 27 – Blues Hall of Fame jam
    September 3 – Open Mic Night – local showcase
Friday 7/2
  • The 2000 film What Women Want (PG-13 comedy, fantasy, romance) starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, will be shown outdoors in Stamford Town Park, behind the pavilion at the town courthouse, 101 Maple Avenue in Hobart on Friday, July 2 at 9 PM. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Soft drinks and snacks are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Bring a chair, blanket, sweaters and jackets. No bathrooms available, so please go before you come. Please observe social distancing. Rain date will be Saturday or delayed until the following week.

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.
  • A stars and stripes-themed sandcastle sculpture contest will be held at CD Lane Park, County Route 56 in Maplecrest on Saturday, July 3. Registration from 9-9:30 AM, sandcastle building from 9:30-11:30, judging and awards in three age categories from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Bring your own tools, hats, bathing suits, towels, chairs and sunscreen. The Windham Foundation is giving out sand buckets to each participant. Beach sand and lake water use only. Decorate with materials found in nature. Outside food and beverages permitted. Free ice cream compliments of Hickory Hill Market. No pets please. Registration forms are available online at TownOfWindhamNY.com and www.RIP979.com, and at the Windham, Hensonville and Maplecrest post offices. After the competition, plan to spend the day by enjoying all CD Lane Park has to offer: barbecue grills, children’s playground, softball field, beach volleyball, Frisbee golf, basketball courts, the beach, fishing, walking and hiking trails. This event is sponsored by the Town of Windham and the Windham Foundation.
  • Stop by Fromer Market Gardens, 6120 Main Street in Tannersville on Saturday, July 3 at 11 AM or 1 PM for composting and gardening tips from Cornell Cooperative Extension Trained Master Gardeners Dede Thorpe and Devon Russ.
  • The Music and Art Center of Greene County will hold its first in-person concert of the season at Grazhda, Route 23A at Ukraine Road in Jewett on Saturday, July 3 at 8 PM. Works for violin, cello and piano by Rachmaninov and Beethoven will be performed. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, $12 for members, and free for students.
  • The Town of Durham will hold its Independence Day parade along Route 145 in East Durham on Saturday, July 3 at 11 AM. There will be hot dogs, soda, ice cream, and a bounce around for the kids at the festival grounds in East Durham. Fireworks at dusk, approximately 9 PM.
  • WRIP will be broadcasting live from the Margaretville Fire Department’s field days at Margaretville Village Park, behind Freshtown, on Saturday, July 3 from 11 AM until 4 PM. A chicken barbecue will be held from noon until sold out. Pay one price rides from 1-6 PM. Giant fireworks display at 9:30 PM. Visit https://www.MargaretvilleFireDept.org for more information.

Sunday 7/4 – Independence Day

  • WRIP will be broadcasting live from Main Street Windham on Sunday, July 4 from 1-5 PM. Music on the front steps of the Centre Church starting at 2 PM. The annual Independence Day parade lines up at 6 PM along South Street and Route 296, steps off at 7 PM, proceeds along Route 296 across the Brooklyn Bridge to Route 23, then west down Main Street to the Windham Hose Company. Fireworks at Windham Mountain at dusk.
  • A chicken barbecue will be held at Mountain Lodge #529’s Masonic Lodge, Main Street in Windham on Sunday, July 4 from 2 PM until sold out. First come, first served. Dinners include a half chicken, baked potato, cabbage salad, dinner roll and a brownie for $13.
  • There will be a fireworks display at Colonial Country Club, 55 Allen Lane in Tannersville on Sunday, July 4 at 9 PM.
  • The Stamford Rotary Club will hold its 43rd annual antique auto show, rain or shine, at Russ Archibald Field, New York State Route 10, one mile north of the Village of Stamford on Sunday, July 4 from 9 AM until 3:30 PM. Admission is $3, free for children under 12. There will be music, entertainment, door prizes and food trucks. Dash plaques for the first 100 registered vehicles. All vehicles welcome. Judging for 1995 and older vehicles. Entry fee is $12 at the gate, no pre-registration. The property is NOT handicap accessible.

Monday 7/5

  • A free screening of the 2021 animated film Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) will be held, rain or shine, at Fromer Market Gardens, 6120 Main Street in Tannersville on Monday, July 5 at 8 PM. Overflow parking available at the Mountain Top Library.

Tuesday 7/6

  • The Catskill Elks Lodge will hold a drive-thru, take-out only chicken parm dinner at their lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Friday, July 9 starting at 4:30 PM. Dinners include chicken parmigiana, pasta, salad, bread and dessert for $13. Orders must be placed by no later than Tuesday, July 6 by calling (518) 894-0271.

Wednesday 7/7

  • The Round Top Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 17th annual golf tournament at Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club, 67 Crow’s Nest Road in Round Top on Sunday, July 11. Registration begins at noon, tee off at 1 PM. Shotgun start, 4-person scramble. $85 per person includes golf with cart, greens fees, buffet dinner, hot dogs and beverages during play. Dinner only is $25. Call (518) 622-3171 or (518) 622-8483 to register by Wednesday, July 7. Proceeds will benefit the Round Top Volunteer Fire Company.

Thursday 7/8

  • A free screening of a food-themed documentary, followed by a group discussion, will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Thursday, July 8 at 4 PM. Refreshments will be served. This is part of the Summer Breeze Nutrition program.
  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, July 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.

Fridays 7/9-9/3

  • The Music on the Mountain concert series will be held on the back patio of Windham Mountain base lodge, 19 Resort Drive in Windham from 5:30-8:30 PM every Friday from July 9 through September 3. Please leave outside food, beverages and pets at home. Admission is free.
    July 9 – Silver Chain Band
    July 16 – Peter and the Four26
    July 23 – Alex Shillo’s Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
    July 30 – Already Gone, an Eagles tribute band
    August 6 – The Torpedoes
    August 13 – Get Up Jack
    August 20 – The Saints
    August 27 – Damn the Torpedoes, a Tom Petty tribute
    September 3 – Wheelhouse Band – The final concert will be held at the pool / event field at the Winwood Inn, Route 23 in Windham.

Saturday 7/10

  • Prelude to Pearl Harbor will be presented by Ron Gabriele at VFW Post #1545, Route 23 in Windham on Saturday, July 10. Seating starts at 6:30 PM, the program begins at 7. Three World War II veterans, including Louise McRoberts, will attend. A bake sale will also be held and refreshments will be served. This event is free. Donations welcome. Sponsored by the Town of Windham Historical Society.
  • The Mountain Top Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at their Visitors’ Center, 5132 Route 23A in Haines Falls on Saturday, July 10 at 10 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend. Election to the Board of Directors will be held, but only members in good standing (membership dues were paid between January and July 2021) can cast a vote.
  • In-person registration for Greene County Pop Warner football and cheerleading for kids ages 5-14 will be held at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo on Saturday, July 10 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Registration is $150. Please call Jim at (518) 719-5940 or email GCPW21@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will present its 8th living history cemetery tour at the Margaretville Cemetery on Saturday, July 10. Each approximately one-hour tour will depart every 20 minutes between 4 and 6 PM. Admission is $20. Kids under 15 get in free. Attendance is limited, so tour time reservations are required by calling (845) 586-4736. There is some uphill walking. Vaccinated individuals may forego masks; all others at this outdoor event are asked to wear them.

Starting Monday 7/12

Monday-Friday 7/12-7/16

  • A free art camp for kids ages 6-14 will be held at Tannersville Lake from Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16 from 10 AM until noon each day. Registration is required by calling (518) 589-5707.
  • A family art series, adult acrylic landscape painting, will be held at Tannersville Lake from Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16 from 10 AM until noon each day in conjunction with the art camp for kids. Both groups will work on a collaborative project on Friday. Registration is required by calling (518) 589-5707.

Monday 7/12

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, July 12 from 12-6 PM at the Catskill Elks Lodge Hall, 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.
  • The Catskill Elks Lodge will hold a drive-thru, take-out only chicken barbecue at their lodge, 45 North Jefferson Avenue in Catskill on Thursday, July 15 starting at 4:30 PM. Dinners include a half chicken, baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert for $13. Orders must be placed by no later than Monday, July 12 by calling (518) 894-0271. This is always a sold out event, so don’t wait to order.

Second Tuesdays of each month starting 7/13

  • A coffee klatch for ages 55+ will be held at the Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main Street in Hunter the second Tuesday of each month from 10 AM until noon beginning July 13. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. Drop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time.

Friday 7/16

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 16 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.

Saturday 7/17

  • A NY steak strip dinner will be held at the Ravena Grange Hall, Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow on Saturday, July 17 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.

Sunday 7/18

  • The Schoharie Valley Region Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 50th antique auto show, rain or shine, at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, Route 30 in North Blenheim on Sunday, July 18 from 9 AM to 4 PM. There will be dash plaques for the first 250 vehicles, gas engines, antique tractors and food vendors. Admission and parking are free. No pets, alcohol, tents, pop-ups, or “for sale” signs on vehicles. Reservations are required for tours of Historic Lansing Manor and the Visitors Center at https://NYPA.gov/BGVisitorsCenter. For your health and safety, changing conditions in response to COVID-19 will determine the status of all aspects of the auto show including cancellation.

Monday-Friday 7/19-7/23

  • STEAM Camp (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) for kids ages 6-8 will be held at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23 from 10 AM until noon each day. Registration is required by calling (518) 589-5707.

Thursday-Sunday 7/22-7/25

  • The Greene County Youth Fair will be held at Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D. Spencer Lane in Cairo from Thursday, July 22 through Sunday, July 25. Visit https://TheGreeneCountyYouthFair.com/ for this year’s schedule closer to the date.

Thursday 7/22

  • Schoharie County Department of Health will hold a free rabies clinic at the Town Highway Garage, 1580 Charlotte Valley Road in Summit on Thursday, July 22 from 6-8 PM. Register online at www.Health.NY.gov/GoToClinic or call (518) 295-8390 and leave a message. Proof of previous vaccination must be shown to receive a 3-year certificate. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. Animals must be properly restrained or they will not be vaccinated. Cats and ferrets must be brought in a carrier or a well-sealed, sturdy container. Donations of offset clinic expenses are appreciated.

Friday 7/23

  • The 2012 film Life of Pi (PG adventure, drama), directed by Ang Lee, will be shown at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill on Friday, July 23 at 8 PM. Free to the public. Bring your chairs and blankets.

Saturday-Friday 7/24-7/30

  • A free, self-guided story walk 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. Journey through the Woodland Walk and read the pages of a story posted along the paths. Supplies for a related craft will be available.

Saturday 7/24

  • Porchfest, featuring bands of all genres, will perform on over ten porches along Main Street in Stamford on Saturday, July 24 from 4-6 PM. COVID-19 protocols will be announced closer to the date of the event.
  • A psychic fair will be held at the Gilboa Museum and Juried History Center, 122 Stryker Road in Gilboa on Saturday, July 24 from 11 AM until 4 PM. There will be food and vendors, too.

Thursday 7/29

  • There will be no senior nutrition program home-delivered or take-out meals on Thursday, July 29 as the staff will be attending an all-day workshop meeting that day in preparation for the reopening of the Senior Nutrition Sites in Acra, Athens and Jewett on Monday, August 2. Please be sure to prepare for this day in advance and have a source of nutrition on hand.

Fridays 7/30-9/3

  • The Athens Summer Concert Series will be held at Riverfront Park, 1 South Water Street in Athens from 7-9 PM every Friday from July 30 through September 3. Admission is free. Line-up to be announced soon.

Friday 7/30

  • An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, July 30 from 10 AM until 6 PM at American Legion Post 291, 54 Maple Avenue in Greenville. 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 7/31

  • A household hazardous waste collection event for Greene County residents only will be held at the Greene County Highway Department, 67 Scott Lane in Athens on Saturday, July 31 from 7-11:30 AM. Proof of residency required. Call (518) 943-4600 or email SolidWaste@DiscoverGreene.com for a list of accepted items, suggested times to arrive, or with any questions. See the flyer on WRIP’s Facebook page for more information.
  • Sub night will be held at DM Hamilton Steamer Company #2, 117 Mansion Street in Coxsackie on Saturday, July 31 from 4-8 PM or until sold out. Your choice of meatball or pulled pork subs with a side of fries are $12 each.


AUGUST 2021

Monday 8/2

  • The Greene County Senior Nutrition Sites in Acra, Athens and Jewett will reopen to congregate dining on Monday, August 2. Temperature checks will be conducted. If you have not been fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask except while seated and eating. Reservations must be made at least a day in advance, no walk-ins. Reservations will be closed once seating capacity is reached. No self-service on beverages, condiments or utensils. Social distancing rules will apply. If any rules are not followed, you will not be able to attend. Reopening of the Catskill and Coxsackie sites is on hold due to staffing issues.
  • A free screening of the 2020 documentary Kiss the Ground will be held, rain or shine, at Fromer Market Gardens, 6120 Main Street in Tannersville on Monday, August 2 at 8 PM. Overflow parking available at the Mountain Top Library.

Tuesday-Friday 8/3-8/6

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.

Friday-Sunday 8/6-8/8

  • The Windham Heritage Music Gathering returns to the Centre Presbyterian Church property, Main Street in Windham Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8. Saturday’s grand concert, Hard Times Come Again No More: America’s History in Song, will begin at 7:30 PM. The performance, which will celebrate the music that expresses our deep love of country, patriotism, humanity and compassion as we remember the victims of the pandemic and honor the heroism and dedication of all front-line responders, will air live on WRIP 97.9 FM. In-person admission is free and first come, first seated. All COVID-19 health and safety guidance protocols will be followed.

Saturday 8/7

  • The annual garage sale day, sponsored by the Conesville Fire Department Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, August 7. The cost to have your sale added to the list is $5. Call (607) 588-9003 to sign up.

Tuesday-Friday 8/10-8/13

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.
  • Rip Van Winkle Lodge #468 F & AM will hold a friends and family golf outing at Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club, 67 Crow’s Nest Road in Round Top on Sunday, August 15. Registration begins at noon, tee off at 1 PM. The registration deadline is Thursday, August 12. Early registration for golf and dinner is $80 per person, $90 the day of the tournament, $30 for dinner only. Call the Pro Shop at (518) 622-3157 to sign up. $10,000 hole-in-one prize and other prizes. A portion of the net proceeds go to Greene County food pantries.

Saturday 8/14

  • The 11th annual Thunder in the Mountains car show will be held on the Lexington Municipal Building grounds, 3542 Route 42 in Lexington on Saturday, August 14 from 9 AM to 3 PM. There will be raffles, a Chinese auction, food and beverages. Trophies will be awarded. All proceeds benefit the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association.
  • A 6-hour New York State approved defensive drivers course will be held at the Knights of Columbus East Durham Council #6439, 2794 Route 145 in East Durham on Saturday, August 14 from 9 AM until 3 PM. The course fee is $30, cash only. Sign-up sheet at the Lodge or register by sending an email to CRETactical@yahoo.com. You must bring a photocopy of your driver’s license to the class. This course will save you up to 10% off your liability and collision portion of your auto insurance premium for 3 years and up to 4 points off your driving record.

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. Minimum donation of $10 per entrant, free for spectators. Call (518) 291-0883 or email CancerPatientAidCarShow@gmail.com for more information.
  • Aloha, a mountaintop luau fundraiser for the Hunter Foundation will be held at Colonial Country Club, 55 Allen Lane in Tannersville on Sunday, August 15 from 4-7 PM.

Tuesday-Friday 8/17-8/20

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 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. Journey through the Woodland Walk and read the pages of a story posted along the paths. Supplies for a related craft will be available.

Saturday 8/28

  • The wine, brew and beverage fest will be held at Historic Catskill Point, 1 Main Street in Catskill on Saturday, August 28.
  • The Hobart Rotary’s sausage and brew community picnic will be held at the Town Park, 101 Maple Avenue in Hobart on Saturday, August 28 from 3-7 PM. A variety of sausage meals, ice cold beer and hard cider will be available. There will be live music, dancing, vendors, and assorted activities until 9 PM. Proceeds benefit community service programs.


SEPTEMBER 2021

Wednesday-Monday 9/1-9/6

  • The 2021 Columbia County Fair will be held from Wednesday, September 1 through Monday, September 6.

Monday 9/6

  • A free screening of the 2013 animated film Frozen (PG) will be held, rain or shine, at Fromer Market Gardens, 6120 Main Street in Tannersville on Monday, September 6 at 7 PM. The cast of HTC’s Frozen, Jr. will be the special guests. Overflow parking available at the Mountain Top Library.

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.

Sunday 9/19

  • The Skywalk Arts Festival will be held at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge Park, 99 Route 23 in Catskill on Sunday, September 19 from 12-4 PM.

Thursday 9/23

  • The Greene County Chamber of Commerce’s 16th annual golf tournament will be held at Christman’s Windham House & Golf Resort, Route 23 in Windham on Thursday, September 23.

Friday 9/24

  • The Ashland Fire Department will hold its annual impossible pin golf tournament at Christman’s Windham House, Route 23 in Windham on Friday, September 24 with a shotgun start at 10 AM. Scramble format. Putting, chipping, long drives and other contests. At least one firefighter or EMS person must be on each team. Cost is $90 per player, which covers carts, greens fee, dinner and prizes. Food and beverages on the course courtesy of Hensonville Hose Company. Make checks payable to the Ashland Fire Department. Please send your registration to Randy Tuttle, PO Box 553, Windham, NY 12496. Proceeds will benefit the Westchester Medical Center Burn Unit.

Saturday-Saturday 9/25-10/2

  • A free, self-guided story walk 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. Journey through the Woodland Walk and read the pages of a story posted along the paths. Supplies for a related craft will be available.


OCTOBER 2021

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.

Thursday 10/14

  • Schoharie County Department of Health will hold a free rabies clinic at the new Town Barn, 1139 Bear Ladder Road in West Fulton on Thursday, October 14 from 6-8 PM. Register online at www.Health.NY.gov/GoToClinic or call (518) 295-8390 and leave a message. Proof of previous vaccination must be shown to receive a 3-year certificate. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. Animals must be properly restrained or they will not be vaccinated. Cats and ferrets must be brought in a carrier or a well-sealed, sturdy container. Donations of offset clinic expenses are appreciated.


NOVEMBER 2021

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.


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MARCH 2022

Thursday 3/24

  • Schoharie County Department of Health will hold a free rabies clinic at the school bus garage, 136 Academy Drive in Schoharie on Thursday, March 24 from 6-8 PM. Register online at www.Health.NY.gov/GoToClinic or call (518) 295-8390 and leave a message. Proof of previous vaccination must be shown to receive a 3-year certificate. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. Animals must be properly restrained or they will not be vaccinated. Cats and ferrets must be brought in a carrier or a well-sealed, sturdy container. Donations of offset clinic expenses are appreciated.


CLOSURES, CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS

  • All Greene County Senior Citizen Centers are closed for inside dining until further notice. The Greene County Senior Nutrition Sites in Acra, Athens and Jewett will reopen to congregate dining on Monday, August 2. Reopening of the Catskill and Coxsackie sites is on hold due to staffing issues. 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 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.
  • This year’s Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, which is usually held in Oak Hill in July, has been cancelled.


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

  • 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, 2020. 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
  • The following changes at Greene County solid waste transfer stations took effect on Monday, May 3, 2021.
    — Catskill Transfer Station is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Closed Wednesday & Sunday.
    — Coxsackie Transfer Station is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Closed Sunday & Monday.
    — Hunter Transfer Station is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, & on Sunday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Closed Wednesday & Thursday.
    — Windham Transfer Station is open Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, & on Sunday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
    Residents with questions should email SolidWaste@DiscoverGreene.com or call (518) 943-4600.
  • Community Action of Greene County, 7856 Route 9W in Catskill is now open Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM, closed for lunch from 12-1. Food pantry hours will be Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-3:30 PM.
  • 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 Public Library, Church Street in Windham is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 AM until 5 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 6 PM; and Saturdays from 10 AM until 1 PM. In-house and curbside services are available. Masks needed upon entry. Social distancing must be practiced.
  • 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
  • Summer hours for the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville will be Monday-Thursday from 10 AM until 4 PM; Friday from 10 AM until 5 PM; and Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM. Books may be picked up inside or curbside. Non-perishable items for the Tannersville Food Pantry may be dropped off during those hours. Email TanMtTopLib@aol.com or call (518) 589-5707 with any questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Roxbury Library is now open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM. They will also be offering curbside service. The staff recommends calling (607) 326-7901 in advance of each visit to verify that the library, Thrift Shoppe, and history room are open. The Thrift Shoppe will only be accepting donations when the library is open. Face masks and social distancing are required. Anyone experiencing fever, cough or other symptoms of illness should refrain from visiting the library.
  • The Gilboa Town Clerk’s office at the Town Hall will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 AM until noon and 1-3 PM; other times by appointment. Please call (607) 588-6400 or email TownOfGilboa@yahoo.com to schedule your appointment.
  • The Columbia-Greene Humane Society / SPCA is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. The free pet food bank will remain open every day from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. Due to space limitations they request 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.