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Happy retirement to Kathy Roosa

Be reminded to send all emails to nita.van76@gmail.com.Many local residents are not aware of valuable services available to them in our area. Walden Sunshine Society organized over 100 years ago is …

American Legion plans a winter BBQ

Be reminded to send all emails to nita.van76@gmail.com.Reflecting on the holidays I am reminded of how nice it was to hear from friends across our nation and visits from relatives and friends we …

Knights to host MLK Day Blood Drive

The Knight of Columbus 2270 will be having their annual Martin Luther King Blood Drive on Monday January 20. It will be held from 2 - 8 p.m. in the Holy Name of Mary Church Hall. Give the gift of …

Walden welcomes a new bakery

Kudos to Walden Rotary Club members, Scouts, the Fox Hill Community and all who supported fundraising for the Salvation Army in front of the Thruway Sporting Center in Walden and Shop Rite in …

‘Light up the Valley’ was a success!

HAPPY NEW YEAR. Milestones so far for me this year; I am celebrating my first anniversary of doing this column. I have survived 51 years of marriage and one year of Bill being retired. Lots of …
School News

Crispell presents Frozen Jr.

The Crispell Drama Club will present Frozen Jr. on Friday Jan. 31 and two shows on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Pine Bush High School. Frozen Jr. is based on the Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna and …

Universal Prekindergarten applications available January 23

The Valley Central School District announces its anticipated continued participation with the grant funded New York State half-day and full-day Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) program for the …

Montgomery Boy Scout completes Eagle Project

Greg Smith, a Boy Scout in Montgomery Troop 386, recently delivered the culmination of his Eagle Scout project to Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster’s offices in Goshen. In his …

Walmart teams up with Pine Bush High School for successful food drives

Generosity abounds, especially at this time of year. Pine Bush families and staff have been incredibly giving to those in need this holiday season, as has our extended community. Pine Bush High …

Valley Central High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll 2019-2020

9th GradeKaytlin Addington, Tyler Adkins, Tyler Allen, Logan Alvarez, Jack Amundsen, Ryan Anglemyer, Melanie Anglin, Danielle Angus, Kenrick Arthur II, Ainsley Baker, Daniel Bello, Anna Berenson, …

A Cappella group selected for competition

The Valley Central Viking Voices, the Valley Central Middle School’s Select A Cappella Group, was recently selected as one of two Middle School A Cappella groups across the country to …

‘Show and tell’ showcases learning at Borden Middle School

What do rap songs, robots, and rubber band-propelled racers have in common? These were just some of the many learning tools on display at an action-packed “Show & Tell” event hosted …

Wallkill Central School District to hold Kindergarten Registration

Registration will be held for students entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020, at the Leptondale, Ostrander, and Plattekill Elementary Schools on the following dates:Leptondale Elementary School - …

Happy 50th Anniversary Berea Elementary School

Last year I wrote about Berea’s 50th anniversary year. Well, the year has arrived and it is off to a “groovy” start. We opened our time capsule and were amazed at what we found. …

Valley Central Middle School First Quarter Honor Roll 2019-20

Grade 6:Pablo Emilio Abdelsayed Roblero, Gabriel Anderson, Edith Andino Vasquez, Aislin Ardon, Madelynn Baxter, Reilly Benson, Alexander Borman, Keirnan Bresnick, Laila Brestovansky, Nicholas …
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Obituaries

Debbie L. Caquias

Debbie L. Caquias of Middletown died on January 9. 2020 with family and loved ones at her side. Debbie is survived by her husband of 17 years Sammy Caquias; daughters Gabby and Kenzie Caquias and …

Carmen M. Cruz

Carmen M. Cruz of Walden, a longtime resident of the area, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Walden. She was 87. The daughter of the late Eusebio Cruz and Lucy Abiles Cruz, she was born …

Gertrude F. Curtis

Gertrude F. Curtis, age 89 of Walden, passed away on January 11, 2020 at the New Paltz Nursing Home. The daughter of the late James and Effie Decker Meade, she was born on September 29, 1930 in …

Carol D’Ambrese

Carol D’Ambrese of Montgomery, a former Teachers aide for Marlboro School District, and a resident of the area passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, in Middletown. She was 84. The …