Sincerely wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Seasons change and blessings, like leaves bring color and beauty to our lives. Not only on Thanksgiving Day but everyday throughout the year may your life be filled with happiness and many blessings.
John Revella, Village Manager of the Village of Walden announced at the November 17th Village Board meeting that John Elliott, Walden resident had taken the oath of office to assume the position as Trustee on the Board of Trustees for the Village of Walden. Mr. Elliott will complete the term previously filled by Faith Ann Moore who had retired. Best wishes John in your new position.
Final Day for collection of yard waste in the Village of Walden is Thursday, December 3. Keep in mind that Section 166-3C cites that no person shall sweep grass clippings into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the Village any accumulation of litter from any building or lot.
Christmas is in the air. Are you looking for a unique gift? You may be familiar with Robert Score, formerly of Montgomery, talented artist noted for his pen and ink drawings.. This year Bob was scheduled to present a live art showing of his amazing pen and ink drawings at the Jacob T. Walden House. However, the program unfortunately had to be canceled due to Covid-19. In place of the showing, Bob has donated several prints as a fundraiser for the Walden Historical Society. Three unframed prints of the iron bridge in Montgomery, three prints of the Montgomery Wallkill Valley steam engine and prints of the Walden railroad station in winter are available.
Each print measures 10’ x 14”. They are offered for sale at $25. If mailing is needed there is a charge of $5 for handling plus postage. For information call Anita at 778-7772; Sandy at 845-401-2795 or Barbara at 845-220-6606.
Great News! Mike Bliss, Parks and Recreation Director sends word that Christmas in the Square will be held on Thursday, December 3. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with caroling by the Fox Hill Community. Freedom Road Bible Church will present a live nativity at 6:50 p.m. New York School of Music will present Christmas carols at 7:10 p,m, Santa will arrive at 7:30 p.m. to light the tree.
After the event all are welcomed at St. Andrew’s Hall for free photos with Santa. Refreshments will be provided by the Walden Community Counsel and the Walden Woman’s Club. Distance guidelines will be followed. Everyone is required to wear a mask.
The Village of Walden will hold their annual Home Decorating Contest sponsored by the Community Council. To join in, you must reside in Walden. Pick up and drop off an entry form at the Josephine-Louise Public Library by December 16. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Judging will be based on creativity, originality and artistic endeavors!
For more information please call Sandy Magill at 845-401-2795.
The Walden Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Road, Walden will hold their next indoor yard sale on Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Face masks are required. Great place to shop for the holidays. Keep in mind all proceeds benefit the care of the animals at the shelter.
For information call the shelter at 778-5115. You also might want to bring a donation of food or cleaning supplies. Thank you for your support.
A great holiday gift solution is to participate in Walden Community Council’s annual Fundraiser - the 2021 Lottery Calendar! For a $20.00 donation you have a chance to win $25 daily/$40 on Sunday/$75 on Holidays. No drawing on Christmas Day. $100 - New Year’s Eve. Lottery cards are available at the Josephine-Louise Public Library or by calling Anita at 778-7772 or Jean at 778-1602. Hurry to get the number you want.
The Josephine-Louise Public Library sends the following news:
We have a new supply of mobile kits of New York State’s Symbols. We did not rea;oz this would be so popular! Come pick up a “Grab n’ Go Kit” to make this fun mobile and learn about the symbols of New York State. All materials needed and simple directions will be included.
We still have a few packets left for our “Grab N’ Go” Art packets for the Teens. All art supplies are included. Just give us a call at 778-7621, and we will have them ready for pick up.
We would like to remind everyone that if there is a hardship,please stop in or give us a call. We are open for browsing, comp Call us for a 30 minute appointment or simply knock on the front door. Our hours are: M-Th, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Have you explored our latest e-books or e-audio additions for downloading? There are also many new bestsellers on our shelves waiting to be discovered. If you have not signed up for our Hoopla streaming service, this month would be the time to do it. The month of November is featuring Bonus Borrows - borrow as many movies, TV shows, music, etc. without the 5 item per month limit. Hoopla works with AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and so much more. All you need is your Walden library card and an e-mail. Questions? Give us a call!
The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. It will reopen on Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.