Walker Valley

Learn how to design your garden

By Sue Wiand
Posted 2/8/24

Trivia Tidbit: February 24 will be the Snow Moon. The Snow Moon is the Full Moon in February, named after the snow on the ground in the Northern Hemisphere. Some North American tribes named it the …

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Learn how to design your garden


Trivia Tidbit: February 24 will be the Snow Moon. The Snow Moon is the Full Moon in February, named after the snow on the ground in the Northern Hemisphere. Some North American tribes named it the Hunger Moon due to the scarce food sources and hard hunting conditions during mid-winter, while others named it the Storm Moon. Some sources also call it Chaste Moon, although most attribute this name to the March Full Moon.

Thank you to timeanddate.com/astronomy/ for the meaning. I will be checking in with them each month for an update.

Commander Dan Dambrozio of the Pine Bush American Legion Post 1308 wants you to know that they have added a meeting night to their schedule. This is to accommodate those members who work during the day or those who cannot make the daytime meetings. Take your pick: the 1st Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. or the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. – or better yet – come to both of them! You will meet folks at the night meeting that you won’t see at the day meeting and visa-versa.

Meetings are held at the hall at 4 Martin Street, Pine Bush [across the street near Larry’s Chinese Restaurant on North Street]. Refreshments are usually serviced.

Commander Dan would also like to thank all of those folks who turned out for the open house fundraiser hosted by the Longstreet Tavern and NYS Assemblyman Brian Maher on Monday January 15. Maher was happy to announce that needed funds requested by the American Legion have been obtained and projects planned for 2024 and beyond can now be undertaken.

The American Legion Post 1308 Pine Bush has a new Facebook page and all are invited to like and follow the group. For more info about the American Legion or the VFW organizations in Pine Bush please contact Commander Dan Dambrozio on his cell (845) 636-3177 (leave a message) or email him at ddambrozio@yahoo.com.

The Pine Bush Library invites you to join them in the community room on Friday February 9 at 6 p.m. to listen to our resident Gardner Kevin Cannon speak about how to design your garden for the best possible results. Please call (845) 744-4265 ext. 2 for a seat, as we will not take walk-ins!

Then plan on visiting at the library on Wednesday, February 14 for a Valentine’s Day get together. Snacks and cold/hot beverages will be served from 1 - 3 p.m. Bring your ‘honey’ and come out to enjoy an afternoon with old and new friends.

And for you LEGO lovers out there, please plan on stopping by the children’s library [main building] on Thursday, February 23 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a fun filled afternoon of freestyle LEGO building. The library will provide the space and the LEGOS, all you have to bring is your imagination! No need to register for this event, just come on by any time after 11am and have fun. Note: all preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

The Town of Crawford Seniors Club invites you to join – all seniors 55+ are welcome to attend the meetings held in the Senior Center, Route 302, Pine Bush, next door to the town hall. The first three meetings are free and then $2 per meeting after that. Refreshments are provided. No annual dues. Meetings are held at 12 p.m. on Tuesdays.

For Ulster County residents here is the place to go for information regarding services provided by government agencies. Contact them by calling (845) 334-5307 or online at nyconnects.ny.gov; scroll down the left side of the page to Ulster County and go from there or email gfer@co.ulster.ny.us to reach out to them. Here are a few quick numbers for your convenience: Office for the Aging (845) 340-3456 or toll free 1-877-914-3456; HEAP benefits (845) 334-5436; SNAP benefits (845) 334-5200; Medicaid (845) 334-5175; Temporary Assistance (845) 334-5440; UCAT bus service (845) 334-8458 or email ucat@co.ulster.ny.us and Emergency housing (845) 334-5360.

Welcome to Salute Saturdays with Heroes, Cowboys and Companions, at 2208 Route 52, Pine Bush. They meet every 3rd Saturday of the month for Active Duty, Veterans and First Responders. HCC is a non-profit organization serving veterans, 1st responders and their families offering horse activities, hunting and fishing at no cost. On their website, their mission statements reads, “to strengthen resiliency by education and guiding our heroes in developing an attuned, connected, healthy and secure relationship with ourselves and others.”

Owners Jacque and Dwayne invite you to attend an assortment of activities from 10 a.m. - noon with snacks, socializing and activity as listed, followed by a demonstration on relationship building skills with horses followed by Q&A.

Starting Saturday, February 17, you will be making your own drum that you will beat into a therapeutic and rhythmic beat to regulate your heart rate. On Saturday, March 16, will be come see the next level in Beekeeping. You will learn how to maintain a happy and healthy hive; how to collect and jar your own honey and more.