- A new 838 area code is being added to the region currently covered by 518. Your current phone number and area code won’t change. Beginning August 19, 2017, if you have a 518 area code, the new calling procedure will be required for all calls. On or after this date, if you don’t use the new calling procedure, your call won’t be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again. More information can be found on the WRIP Facebook page in the New York 518 / 838 Area Code Overlay document.
- Greene County Rural Health Network has drop boxes at the following locations for the disposal of expired and unwanted medication, no questions asked.
Windham Police Department, Windham Town Hall in Hensonville from 9 AM to 3 PM. Call (518) 734-3151 to ensure that the office is open.
Greene County Sheriff’s Office, 80 Bridge Street in Catskill, Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. (518) 943-3300
Coxsackie Police Department, 119 Mansion Street in Coxsackie, every day from 8 AM to midnight. (518) 756-6128
- The WAJPL Golden Agers meet in the Windham Town Hall, Route 296 in Hensonville on the first and third Monday of each month at 1:30 PM.
- The Windham Community Food Pantry at Hope Restoration Christian Fellowship, Route 296 in Windham is open every second and third Saturday from 9 AM until noon, and every third Thursday from 6-8 PM.
- The Knights of the Road, Mountain Top Little League has a recycling container for bottles and cans at the former Kalliopi’s Restaurant on South Street, opposite Windham Mountain Inn. All proceeds benefit the Mountain Top Little League.
- Those wishing to attend lunch at a senior center are required to call the respective location at least a day in advance.
Rivertown Senior Center: 39 Second Street, Athens, (518) 945-2700
Acra Senior Service Center: Acra Community Center, Old Route 23B, Cairo (518) 622-9898
Catskill Senior Nutrition Site: Washington Irving Senior Center, 15 Academy Street, Catskill (518) 943-1343
Coxsackie Senior Nutrition Site: Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, Mansion Street, Coxsackie (518) 731-8901
Jewett Senior Service Center: Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett (518) 263-4392
- Community Action of Greene County will be at the Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street in Prattsville on Fridays from 10 AM until 3 PM to offer free weatherization assistance, job search assistance, housing assistance, domestic violence assistance, income tax assistance, crime victims’ assistance, and wheels to work auto loans. Some programs may require income eligibility. Call (518) 943-9205 for more information.
- A healthcare navigator from the Healthcare Consortium will be at the Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street in Prattsville on the last Friday of the month to assist individuals, families, small businesses and small business employees in Columbia and Greene Counties with shopping for, comparing and enrolling in quality, affordable health insurance, including Medicaid and Child Health Plus, through the New York State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace. Navigators can also assist with applying for financial assistance to help pay for coverage. Call (518) 943-9205 for more information.
- Meals on Wheels is looking for drivers for the Lexington-Prattsville route. A vehicle and valid driver’s license are necessary. There is no age requirement. Volunteers must complete a volunteer application. Call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 for more information or to volunteer for as little as one hour a day, once a week.
- The Kaaterskill United Methodist Church thrift shop at 7889 Main Street in Hunter is now open for the season. Hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM through Saturday, September 30, 2017.
- The Mountaintop Golden Agers meet in the Tannersville Village Hall on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM.
- An after school program for youth, sponsored by the Village of Tannersville, is held at the Tannersville boat house on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30-9:30 PM. Events include movie nights, pizza nights, ping pong, and trivia games. This program is free for all children.
- The Friends of the Mountain Top Library are accepting gently used, hard cover and paperback books for their ongoing book sale. All categories welcome. Books may be dropped off at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville Monday through Saturday from 10 AM until 6 PM.
- The Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville is a drop-off location for HTC Coats for Kids, accepting donations of cleaned jackets, hats, scarves and mittens. Call Mrs. Davis at (518) 263-4256 ext. 2011 for more information.
- A monthly nutritional counseling and support group for those who suffer from chronic diseases related to diet including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and obesity, will meet at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Thursdays at 6 PM.
- The Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville is a drop-off location for Grandmas for the Troops who are collecting individually sealed snacks, toiletries, magazines and batteries. Contact GrandmasForTheTroops@yahoo.com for more information.
- Computer assistance is available at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville on Wednesdays from 2-6 PM.
- A faith-based bereavement support group will meet at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street in Tannersville every first Saturday of the month at 2 PM.
- Two local agencies are available to assist you with your health insurance needs. Visit http://www.ColumbiaHealthNet.org/Programs/Navigator or call the Healthcare Consortium at (518) 822-9600; or visit http://AllianceForPositiveHealth.org or call (518) 434-4686 to schedule a free appointment at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville.
- Visit https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events.cfm?dept=210 to register for a variety of free and low cost classes offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
- The Greene County Women’s League is a non-profit organization that assists Greene County residents who have been diagnosed with cancer. Aid will be provided for cancer-related medical costs not covered by insurance including prosthesis and co-pays for pharmacy, doctor and/or hospital bills. Donations may be sent to Greene County Woman’s League Cancer Patient Aid, PO Box 341, Round Top, NY 12473.
- If you’re a veteran in need of help with your lawn work, call the Blue Star Mothers, Greene County Region NY13 at (518) 945-1325. They will help with trimming, raking, lawn mowing, etc. They will also provide veterans with a free shave and haircut as well as furnish the transportation for those services.
- The Greene County Department of Human Services is seeking volunteers for the Home Delivered Meals Program, as well as the Homebound Medical Transportation Program. A vehicle is necessary and there is no age requirement. All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application. Mileage reimbursement is available for the medical transportation program. Call Ruth at (518) 719-3555 for more information or to volunteer.
- Greene County has two economic development loan programs that provide funding for job-creating projects which can assist your business to grow. The Quantum Fund and Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP) can assist businesses of all sizes with low-interest financing and technical assistance that can make your business dream a reality. For further information, go to GreeneEconomicDevelopment.com or contact the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Planning at (518) 719-3290.
- The Hudson Youth Center is now open on Saturdays from 1-4 PM.
- Computer & Internet 101 will be offered at the Stamford Village Library, 117 Main Street in Stamford every Wednesday at 4 PM. Learn in a friendly, non-technical setting how to find information online, keep in touch with family and friends, write emails, create spreadsheets, listen to music, send and receive photos and videos, and play games. Bring your questions and problems.
- The Grand Gorge United Methodist Church thrift shop will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM until 1:30 PM selling clothing, housewares and toys.
Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan & Ulster Counties
- Homeowners within the New York City Watershed in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan or Ulster Counties who may be having trouble with their septic systems are encouraged to call the Catskill Watershed Corporation to see if they qualify for help paying for repairs. Homeowners may be eligible for assistance if their property is within 300 feet of a watercourse, and if their homes were built prior to November 2, 1995. The CWC’s Septic Rehabilitation and Replacement Program pays 100% of the cost of replacing failed septic systems for permanent residences; 60% for non-primary residences. If you feel your property may be eligible, please call (845) 586-1400 to arrange for a CWC staff visit.
- Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon that enables customers to donate to the charitable organization of their choosing. Visit Amazon.com, sign in as you would with Amazon.com, select a charity either by entering a name, a town and state, or several key words in the search box, and the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of any eligible purchases you make to benefit that organization. http://smile.amazon.com/