Rotary’s adopt-a-coat event is Saturday

By Anita Vandermark
Posted 11/19/20

There was truly a Norman Rockwell setting on November 8 at Walden Veterans Memorial Park when an abridged Veterans Day Ceremony was held to honor and salute our Veterans.

Thank you to all who …

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Rotary’s adopt-a-coat event is Saturday


There was truly a Norman Rockwell setting on November 8 at Walden Veterans Memorial Park when an abridged Veterans Day Ceremony was held to honor and salute our Veterans.

Thank you to all who participated and to Alex Landolina for videoing the ceremony for all to view and for Pre-K, UPK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade students from M.P. B School under the direction of Jennifer Rossi for sending thank you letters for our Veterans.

The pandemic may have prevented the students from attending the ceremony but they still were able to learn about the significance of Veterans Day and each branch of the military.

Thirteen new bricks were dedicated to honor local veterans who had served in the military. We are truly grateful to our Veterans and appreciate their sacrifices. If you would like to purchase a personalized engraved brick for your Veteran to be placed at Walden Veterans Memorial Park for Fall 2021, contact Brenda at 778-4028 or Nat at 845-800-8203.

John Revella, Village Manager of the Village of Walden sends word that Michael Friedman, was recently appointed Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Walden. Mike was born in Buffalo, N. Y., attended The University of Buffalo where he met his wife.

They moved to the Hudson Valley in 2009 and worked for the City of Newburgh. Mike currently lives in Walden with his wife and three daughters. Best wishes Mike in your new position.

Sadie Evans Magill will celebrate her first birthday on November 22! Sandy Magill, her grandmother and yours truly, her great grandmother, as well as many well wishers from the area send “Happy Birthday” wishes to this special young lady who truly brings much joy into everyone’s life.

Walden Rotary Club members send Happy Anniversary greetings to Francoise and Patrick Pierre on November 23. May they be blessed with all life’s best.

The Town of Montgomery Food Pantry is preparing bags/baskets for holiday dinners. The following food items are needed: canned carrots, peas, green beans, corn, mixed vegetables; instant mashed potatoes; rice; applesauce; canned soups; stuffing mixes. Food items may be dropped off at the Food Pantry, 2200 Route 208, Montgomery on Monday and Tuesday evenings, 6-7 p.m. If the donation is a large quantity and you require assistance, please call Karena Winum at 845-857-3861.

Most Precious Blood Church will hold a Catholic Conversation meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m. at the Parish House. November’s topic is “Prayer - When, Why, How”. All are welcomed to attend this casual gathering meant to share the Catholic faith.

For information call Larry and Jean Winum at 778-1602.

The Walden Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Road, Walden will hold their next indoor yard sale on Thursday, November 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Face masks are required. 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.

The Walden Rotary Club in conjunction with the Town of Montgomery Food Pantry will hold their 3rd Annual Adopt a Coat event. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Hunter Insurance, 70 Oak Street, Walden.

Patrons are requested to park in the parking lot behind Franco’s Italian Restaurant and the Hannaford lot adjacent to the location of the event. Gently used coats that have been quarantined will be displayed.

Volunteers will be on hand to assist. All attending must wear masks.

In addition to coats, hats and gloves, bags of food and Hannaford Gift cards will also be distributed.

The Walden Community Council will hold their 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 Walden United Methodist Church orders will continue to be taken until December 31, 2020 for the purchase of a commemorative brick to be placed in a special area of the new church property. Contact Gail Ambrosetti at (845) 527-8928 or email gail.ambrosetti@gmail.com for information.

Be a part of UMC’s legacy and history.

The Josephine-Louise Public Library sends the following news:

Make a mobile of New York State’s Symbols! Come pick up a “Grab n’ Go Kit” to make a mobile and learn about the symbols of New York State. All materials needed and simple directions will be included.

Our Teen/Tween “Grab N’ Go” craft is available from Nov. 16 - 21. Create words of inspiration to hang in your own space. Each participant will receive a canvas, tape, painter’s tape, a paint brush and two pots of paint. Simple directions will be included. A tutorial with Miss Beth will be available on our Facebook page during that week. Call the library to reserve your kit - 778-7621, ext. 1511.

November is Native American History month. Miss Beth will do a live reading on Facebook - Monday, November 23, 10 a.m. The title is “The Legend of How Bear Lost His Tail”, a book written in a collaboration between the Oneida Indian Nation Language Program and Madison-Oneida BOCES. She will also demonstrate how to make a cornhusk doll. A recording of the reading and craft will be available for viewing. Please “share” the activity with friends and family!

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 like AppleTV, and so much more. All you need is your Walden library card and an e-mail. Questions? Give us a call!


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