Out Lexington Way: Lexington Farmer’s Market opens for the season on May 28 | Columnists

A roast beef dinner hosted by the Ashland Fire Department, Route 23, Ashland will be held April 30 with take outs starting at 4:30 pm and you may dine in and be served at 5 pm The adult dinner is $15 and children 5-12 are $8, children under 5 years are free.

Happy birthday to Lessia Clinton on April 28. April 30 is John Nolty’s birthday. Also celebrating a birthday on April 30 is Paul Mead. May 1 is Barbara Richrath’s birthday. Happy birthday to Lori Anander on May 4. Best wishes to all.

Lexington/West Kill UMC Administrative Council will meet at 6 pm May 4 in the Lexington church hall.

The following is the weekly nutrition menu offered by Greene County Department of Human Services Senior Nutrition Program for the week of May 2 – May 6: Monday—BBQ chicken thighs, baked beans, corn, tropical fruit; Tuesday—Tortellini marinara with sausage, Italian mixed vegetables, fruit cup, cookie; Wednesday—Beer battered fish, scalloped potatoes, green beans, pineapple; Thursday—Swiss cheeseburger, potato salad, carrots, fresh fruit; Friday—Baked pork chop with gravy and applesauce, Monaco vegetable mix, mashed potatoes, fresh fruit. All persons over the age of 60 can receive a meal. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 per meal. Those wishing to receive a meal are required to call the respective locations at least a day in advance: Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett, 263-4392; Acra Community Center, Old Route 23B, Cairo, 622-9898; Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second Street, Athens, 945-2700. If you wish to pick up a lunch at the Robert Antonelli Senior Center in Catskill, please call at least a day in advance, the Rivertown Senior Center to reserve.

May 7 is the deadline to place your orders for the pierogi and borscht that will be available for pick up noon-4 pm May 14 at St. John the Baptist Church, Ukraine Road off of Route 23A, Jewett. There will be a donation bake sale on May 14 from noon-4 pm Pierogi and borscht are being sold by pre-order only, one dozen Pierogi, $10; one quart borsch, $10. To place your orders, please call Switlana Breigle at 518-929-2447 or Melanie Serbay at 518-929-5573. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparcy—Humanitarian Aid Fund.

The Hunter Public Library, 7965 Main St., Hunter, holds a Coffee Klatch on the second Tuesday of each month from 10 am-noon, which would be May 10. There are light refreshments coffee and tea. Come and enjoy the fellowship.

Town of Lexington Fire/Rescue Company Ladies Auxiliary will meet in the Firemen’s Room at 7 pm May 10 for the monthly meeting.

Chicken barbecue time. The West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association’s annual chicken barbecue will be held 3:30-6:30 pm May 13 at the community hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill, take out only. Dinners are $15 and chicken halves are $10. All proceeds benefit the WKLCIA.

Greene County Public Health Department 2022 Rabies Clinic, drive up only clinics for Greene County residents, starts on 5-7 pm May 18 at Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D. Spencer Lane, Cairo. You need to call to preregister 518-719-3600. You must wear a mask and remain inside your vehicle at all times. Bring record of pet’s previous vaccinations for a three-year certificate. If no record is present, pet will be given a one-year certificate. Vaccines are free but donations will be accepted to defray program cost. Dogs must be on leash, cats and ferrets in carriers. Call to preregister so paperwork can be ready when you arrive at the clinic. Clinics will also be held on June 15, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14.

There will be an Annual Meeting of the West Kill/Lexington Community Improvement Association at 4 pm on May 21. Come early for coffee and cake. The hall will be open at 3 pm This is the first annual meeting that has been held for awhile. Hopefully lots of residents will come and bring ideas for the Association. The new windows were installed in the community hall and we want to thank all who contributed to the Window Fund. Donations to the Window Fund are still welcome. At the annual meeting in May, the plaques will be unveiled thanking Window Fund donors.

The 2022 season for the Lexington Farmers Market will begin on Memorial Day weekend, 10 am-2 pm May 28. Opening Day is a special market event celebrating maple syrup. Celebrate spring with Bluegrass music with David Goldberg and his band, pancakes from Newton Farm and local maple syrup from Maple Hills farm. Regular market hours are 10 am-1 pm but Market days that hold special events will be from 10 am-2 pm Special event markets will also be held on July 2, celebrating summer squash; Sept. 3, celebrating corn and Oct. 8, celebrating pumpkins. There will be crafts, demos and live music. The Farmers Market is held under the Town of Lexington Pavilion at the Municipal Building, 3542 State Route 42, Lexington. The Farmers Market will be held every other Saturday through Oct. 22. A Holiday Market is planned for Nov. 12.

I want to thank Jay Fink of WRIP fame for the shout out he gave to me and Out Lexington Way during his broadcast Saturday morning, April 23. Was quite the surprise and greatly appreciated. And, of course, we are so thankful for everything Jay, Joe, John, Jeff, Patricia and everyone else associated with the radio station do to keep us informed and entertained through good and challenging times.

And congratulations to Debra and Joe Loverro on their marriage April 16!

Prayers for all who are dealing with diseases, loss, healing and difficulties, our country, Ukraine, the world.

Thank you to all the healthcare providers, law enforcement, firefighter, EMS, dispatchers, volunteers, essential and front line workers, our military, their families and so many more.

Until next week take care, be thankful, be humble, be courteous, be gracious, be kind. Your act of kindness may change someone’s life.

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