American Legion presents a winter barbecue

By Anita Vandermark
Posted 2/1/24

Always happy to see a village resident shoveling out and clearing away snow and debris from fire hydrants. It is an act of kindness and concern for the safety and well-being of your neighbors.

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American Legion presents a winter barbecue


Always happy to see a village resident shoveling out and clearing away snow and debris from fire hydrants. It is an act of kindness and concern for the safety and well-being of your neighbors.

This week I will share information on another special local organization -The Senior Independence Project, a program of the Town of Montgomery (Maybrook, Montgomery and Walden). Neighbors helping neighbors - a no fee program.

If you are 60 years and older and need assistance with transportation services, medical appointments, grocery shopping, friendly visits/calls, clerical services, small household chores, library service, etc., call 845-457-4138.

Their Mission Statement cites the T.O.M.S.I.P. is committed to supporting seniors by helping them remain in their own homes rather than moving on to institutional settings, developing a program to coordinate volunteers and reliable vendors who will provide necessary services to achieve that goal and keeping them in the community both for their benefit and also to enrich the community as a whole with their companionship, experience and wisdom.

If you would like to become a volunteer, call 845-457-4138 for more information and training. Just 60 minutes a week can make a world of difference to our neighbors.

Friends and Family look forward to sending Happy Birthday greetings to Tim Dempsey on February 2 and Robbie Brown on February 3. May they enjoy every minute.

Members of the Walden Rotary Club. Family and Friends send Happy Birthday greetings on February 8 to Ray Lustig. Many thanks for all he does for this great organization.

Walden Sunshine Society members, family and friends send Happy Birthday greetings to Toni Sperry on February 1 and Bill Palmer on February 4. Thanks to our members who do so much for this organization. Enjoy your special day.

Please mark your calendar to support the Walden Historical Society by participating in their Dining for Dollars event at Franco’s Italian Pizzeria, Walden on Tuesday, January 31, 5 - 9 p.m. A coupon must be used to participate. Twenty percent of your meal purchased from

Francos will be donated to the Walden Historical Society. Find coupons at the Josephine-Louise Public Library or the Historical Society Website. Thank you for your support.

Looking forward to the Walden American Legion Post 158 Annual Winter BBQ at Walden VFW Hall, Oak Street on Sunday, February 4. Noon until 3 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, etc. will be served free to all veterans and active-duty military, $10 to all others.

Food will be grilled outdoors but served indoors. A raffle for a Dell Inspiron laptop will be at 3 p.m.
If you have any questions please contact Bill Kirnan at 845-591-9682.

If you are a fan of classical music, I have an item for your winter calendar. You are invited to join the Fox Hill Community for a free concert on Saturday, February 10 at 3 p.m. at the Fox Hill Bruderhof dining hall, 80 Coleman Road, Montgomery. Please park in the visitors’ lot.

On the program: Mozart Flute Quartet; J. C.Bach Quartet; J.S., Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze’ Rocco Cello duets. You will be treated to an hour of classical music followed by refreshments.

The Walden Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser for Operation Dalmatian on Saturday, February 17, 5 - 8 p.m. at their Church Hall on Bank Street. They will serve a Soup and Salad Dinner. Cost - $8 per person. Take out is also available.

The Walden Community Council will meet at the Josephine-Louise Public Library on Wednesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. to plan 2024 events. You are invited to join this group to make plans for all to enjoy. Questions, call 845-778-7772.

Bingo is available at Most Precious Blood School. On Fridays - doors open at 6 p.m. and on Sundays - doors open at 12:30 p.m. There is a Queen of Hearts drawing every Friday Night until the queen is found. Tickets are available at Bingo and MPB School for $5.

The Josephine-Louise Public Library sends the following news:

The Walden Chess Club will meet Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Chess sets will be available if you don’t have your own.

Winter Toddler Time is in session on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 - 5. Make sure to call ahead and register.

Baby Rhyme Time will be held on Thursday mornings, 10:30 a.m. for babies - 3 years.

Toddler Winter Story Time for ages 3 years and up will be held on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 a.m., February 6, February 13, February 20, and February 27. Please make sure to register for these programs ahead of time.

Charlotte, our Tail Waggin’ Tutor, will visit the library on Monday, February 5, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
The Family Movie Musical will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 5:30 p.m. featuring “The Wiz.”