Nominees sought for Walden Leadership Awards

By Anita Vandermark
Posted 11/17/23

Nominations will be accepted until November 23, 2023 for the 2024 Village of Walden Leadership Day Awards. Recipients will be announced on December 2, 2023.

Recipients will be honored on January …

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Nominees sought for Walden Leadership Awards


Nominations will be accepted until November 23, 2023 for the 2024 Village of Walden Leadership Day Awards. Recipients will be announced on December 2, 2023.

Recipients will be honored on January 11, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bradley Assembly Room, 3rd floor of the Walden Municipal Building. Contact Marisa Kraus, Walden Village Clerk, for nomination forms.

The Walden Community Council would like to thank the Village of Walden businesses who decorated so beautifully for the Fall Window display Contest.
Sandy Magill thanks her judges for taking time out of their day to close the winners of the contest. Sweeter than Sweets Bakery is the first place winner; second place is The Hair Works and third place is The NY School of Music.

The winners were all awarded gift certificates to their favorite restaurants. Congratulations all!

George’s Fuel, 1041A Route 52, Walden is currently holding an indoor yard sale, Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Walden Historical Society.

Find many new and old items - holiday decor and more.

Walden Historical Society members send Happy Birthday greetings to Chris Danny Moore on November 17 and thank him for all he did for this great organization as well as many other organizations while spending the past 6 months in Walden. Truly service above self.

Family, friends and many organizations send Happy Birthday greetings to Dickey Baxter on November 16; Walden Police Chief William Herlihy on November 19; Anthony Mjuccari on November 19 and Tony Scaringi on November 23 and thank them for all they do for others.

You are invited to attend a slide presentation on Wednesday, November 15, 7 p.m. at the Jacob T. Walden House, 34 N. Montgomery street, Walden. Discover the history of local covered bridges provided by Harold Van Aken, member of the Historical Society of Shawangunk & Gardiner. The presentation will cover early bridges in New York and how they were built; existing local covered bridges and bridges no longer here; why did they build bridges of wood instead of stone? For more information call 845-778-7772.

Looking forward to the Walden Community Council’s Holiday Festival on Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Wooster Memorial Grove Park, 89 East Main Street, Walden.

Over 30 vendors will be on site with great holiday gifts as well as a food truck.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the 2024 Annual Harvest Fest.

Maureen Swinger sends word that Coleman Corners will hold their annual Christmas Market - epic craft and bake sale. Bring your holiday cheer and join the Bruderhof on Saturday, November 18, 12 - 4 p.m.

They will have coffee, cookies, Christmas music, as well as their most beautiful crafts and baked goods on display in their big tent. You will find the perfect hand-crafted Christmas gift for your relatives and friends. Cash and checks only.

All are welcome to attend the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at the Walden United Methodist Church, 1206 NY State Route 52 on Sunday, November 19, 3 p.m. organized by the Walden Interfaith Clergy Group, and hosted by the Walden United Methodist Church.

The service will be led by clergy from different Walden faith communities.

Donations of packaged food or offerings to the Montgomery Food Pantry are welcome.

Tickets are available for adults over 55 to sign up for the Village of Walden Senior trip for Jimmy Sturr’s “The Magic of Christmas” with special guests The Drifters on Saturday, December 2, 2023, 4 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Sign up at the Anita L. Vandermark Community Center. Cost is $30 per person. Tickets include the show and bus transportation.

Bus departs at 1:30 p.m. from the Walden Firehouse parking lot. 3 p.m. show. 6:15 p.m. return to Walden. Please contact Lauren at (845) 778-2177 Ext. 1527.

The popular lottery calendars offered by the Walden Community Council are back.
The 2024 calendars can be purchased at the front desk of the Walden Library. The price remains the same as in previous years: $20 per calendar-chose your lucky number from 000 to 999.The daily winning number matches the NY Lottery Numbers drawing. You will have a chance to win every day of 2024 with the exception of Christmas Day. The daily winning is $20, Sunday is $40 and each holiday as marked on the calendar is $75 with New Years Eve being $100. You may win more than once. Some folks have won two or three times with the same calendar number. When you win, the check will be mailed to you from the Walden Community Council. You do nothing but wait for your winning check to arrive.

The Josephine-Louise Public Library sends the following news:

There are a few spots open for Sommelier JoAnn DeGaglia’s latest session “This Wine is from Where? on November 16, 6:30 p.m.

Please register by stopping at the Main Circulation Desk or by calling (845) 778-7621. Must be 21 years or over.

Healthy Living - Healthy Options series continues with a lesson on how to bake two different types of Holiday Bread on Monday, November 20, 6 p.m.

The Library Board will meet on Monday, November 20, 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

The VCHS Future Teachers Club will hold their final session of the Story Book Club on Tuesday, November 28, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. for ages 5 years and up. The children have been learning how to create their own stories through pictures or words, depending on their ages.