Walker Valley

UFO support group resumes monthly meetings

By Sue Wiand
Posted 6/13/24

Trivia Tidbit: on June 22 will be the Strawberry Moon. Thank you to timeanddate.com/astronomy for the meaning. I will be checking in with them each month for an update. June’s Full Moon is the …

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UFO support group resumes monthly meetings


Trivia Tidbit: on June 22 will be the Strawberry Moon. Thank you to timeanddate.com/astronomy for the meaning. I will be checking in with them each month for an update.
June’s Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon as the little red berries ripen at this time and could be gathered by the Native American tribes. Other native names are Berries Ripen Moon, Green Corn Moon, and Hot Moon.

The Celtic names are Mead Moon, Horse Moon, Dyan Moon, and Rose Moon. Other English names are Flower Moon and Planting Moon. Other sources quote Mead Moon as the Anglo-Saxon name because this was the time for mowing the meads, or meadows.

Reminder that the United Friends Observer Society Support Group is meeting again on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm. Their new location is the Pine Bush UFO & Paranormal Museum, 86 Main St., Pine Bush NY. $5 donation appreciated to offset light refreshment expenses. For more info, contact the museum at 845.524.4272 or group facilitator Dr. Bill Wiand at 845.744.3143.

The Town of Crawford and the Pine Bush Area Arts Council has announced their 2024 summer concert series. These are free events and are held on Friday Evenings, 7 p.m. to dusk, in the Crawford Commons Gazebo behind 65 Main St. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy on these dates. July 5 Midnight Slim and LaurieAnne, classic rock, country and blues; July 12 Little Sparrow, American; July 19 Breakneck Annie, American and folk; July 26 Tom and Tommy Brendel, jazz originals and standards; August 2 Oxford Station, acoustic rock and American; August 9th Art Lillard Trio, jazz, swing, blues, Latin and standards; August 16 Madarka, klezmer and August 23 Bunker Boys, bluegrass.

Walker Valley Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to their Father’s Day Pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. Firehouse is located at 3679 State Route 52, Walker Valley NY. Children 5 and under are free; seniors 65+ and children 6-10 $7 and all others $12.

The Wallkill Ambulance Corps. will be holding their first ever Blood Drive on Saturday July 13 at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their location 231 1st St., Wallkill (hamlet of in the Town of Shawangunk). Follow them on Facebook or visit them online WallkillAmbulanceCorps.org. Please consider giving the ‘gift of life’.

Congratulations to the Walker Valley Seniors and their new roster of officers for their new year: President – Stephanie Jansen; VPs – Coral Budd and Marion Frykberg; Secretary - Ruth Jordan; Treasurer – Nancy Thornton; Chaplain – Janet Fuller and Trip Advisor – Harry Budd. If you would like to join the group contact Pres. Stephanie at 845-978-0148.

Our friends at the Pine Bush Area Library have some interesting activities going on in the month of June and every month, as a matter of fact so please visit them on Facebook or call 845-744-4265 ext. 2 to get signed up to receive their newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

On Saturday June 15 in the library community room, Catskill Veterinary Services will be presenting Pet Safety and First Aid. Pets can’t talk to us, so we have to learn to recognize symptoms and know what we can do for them. Please call the number above to sign up as walk-ins will not be accepted.

Then on Saturday June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the library will be having another ‘Point Insurance Reduction Class’ that can save you 10% on your vehicle liability, collision and personal injury protection insurance premiums. Good for three years and may reduce up to four points on your driving record. Seniors age 60+ $30 cash; age Permit-59 $40 cash. Call Doris at 845-744-4265 prompt 2 or 0 or contact Michael Sweeting at 845-407-1378. Light lunch suggested.

Some of our neighbors are offering some community activities as well. The Shawangunk Valley Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is looking for vendors for their Craft Fair scheduled for Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be a rain or shine event with indoor and outdoor spaces available. 10x10 Indoor space is $60, includes an 8’ table and 2 chairs. 10x10 Outdoor space is $40, bring your own tent, table & chairs. Contact the auxiliary for an application at SVFCauxiliary@gmail.com.

The Circleville Church would like you to know to save the dates for their 2024 VBS the Great Jungle Journey August 12-16; 9 a.m. - noon. Kids and volunteers registration coming soon to Circleville Church. Check it out on youtube! Follow them on Facebook.

The Pine Bush Garden Club will hold its’ monthly meeting Wendesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Verkeerderkill Park on Route 52. This month’s meeting will be on ‘Clever and Creative Containers’.

Bring a planter to give away [not too large]. Chinese Auction to be held with the containers. Club will supply soil and flowers to be used to fill the containers after the auction. It is suggested that you bring gloves and a trowel.

The Southern Catskill Anglers present ‘Family Fishing Day’ on Sat. June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. $5 per person will get you a lunch of hot dogs, beans, pickles, drink, watermelon chips and all the fixings. Bonus community desert table for anyone who wants to bring desserts to share. To sign up, send an email to SCAnglers@gmail.com. No fishing license required. They have plenty of poles if you need to borrow one for the event. Bring your own chairs, tackle, camera and bait. Fish will be caught!

Both the Town of Crawford and Town of Shawangunk will be holding kids summer camp this year: Crawford from July 1 to August 2 and Shawangunk from July 1 to August 9. Registration information can be obtained by contacting communityservices2@townofcrawford.org or at the Crawford town hall Route 302 Pine Bush or at Shawangunk town hall 14 Central Ave, Wallkill or call Gillian at 917-848-8633. Both towns offer options and resident rates and non-resident rates so check them out and choose your destination.

For you line dance folks out there here is a reminder that the Catholic War Veterans, 161 Center St. Pine Bush host line dancing on Monday and Wednesday evenings and ‘all request’ dances on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month from 7 - 10 p.m. Beginner lessons on Mon. & Weds. 6 - 7 p.m.; beginner + on Mon. 7 - 8 p.m.; Improver + on Weds. 7 - 8:30 p.m. $7 donation includes a bottled water and snacks. All request dances $10 donation includes a bottled water and snacks. Proceeds from the ‘cover charges’ goes to the CWV to help continue their mission to helping Veterans here and abroad and the local community. Follow them on Facebook at Not Just Country Line Dancing.