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Posted 9/4/19

Maybrook welcomes two Eagle ScoutsThe Village of Maybrook wishes to congratulate Patrick Maguire and Kevin Tuohy who became the 74th and 75th Eagle Scouts from the Maybrook Troop 236 Scout Program. …

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Maybrook welcomes two Eagle Scouts

The Village of Maybrook wishes to congratulate Patrick Maguire and Kevin Tuohy who became the 74th and 75th Eagle Scouts from the Maybrook Troop 236 Scout Program. Their Eagle Court of Honor was held on Sunday, August 4, where awards were presented by elected officials in front of family, friends and fellow scouts.

Patrick Maguire painted the hallways in the Maybrook Government Center for his Eagle Project. Kevin Tuohy stained the wooden playground equipment at the Danny Myer Memorial Park. The Village of Maybrook Mayor Dennis Leahy and the Board of Trustees wish to congratulate these two young men on attaining the highest honor in scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout and Maybrook Troop 236 Scoutmasters Bill Giannico and Abby Williams and Maybrook Troop 236 Scoutmaster Emeritus Jim Barnett on your 74th and 75th Eagle Scouts from the Maybrook Troop 236 Scout Program!

Shawangunk Democrats support Orange County Safe Homes

Help the Town of Shawangunk Democratic Committee help Safe Homes of Orange County. Safe Homes of Orange County provides support services to the victims of intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and sex trafficking, as well as to their children.

In an attempt to help in that effort, the Town of Shawangunk Democratic Committee is collecting personal care items: deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, bar soap or body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream and razors, tampons, pads, liners, NEW hair brushes (bristle or detangler style), wide tooth combs, hair ties, clips, head wraps, diapers (especially size 4-5-6, and pull-ups), baby wipes, diaper cream, and NEW packages of socks and underwear

Items can be dropped off at the Town of Shawangunk Town Hall in Wallkill, at the Walker Valley School House, and at Broad Leaf Books in Pine Bush during their regular hours of operation.

Contact Adrienne at 895-8712 or or Kelli at for more information.

The evolution of Galeville Mills

At one time Galeville was a thriving village of stores, schools, church, sawmill & gristmill and other industries and one of the largest population centers of Shawangunk.

In the 1850’s, Galeville was on track to be the government center of Shawangunk.

What industries and people spurred the growth from sparse farmland to a large population center and then declined to a few houses and no industry, stores or church ?

Find out at the next meeting of the Historical Society of Shawangunk and Gardiner, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7 - 9 p.m. at the former Knights of Pythias Hall, 5 Main Street, Wallkill.

Admission of free. Light refreshments follow.

Contact Harold Aken at 895-3321or for more information.

Maybrook Symphonic Wind Ensemble to perform Sept. 13

The Maybrook Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be performing as part of the Maybrook Days celebration, on Friday, September 13. Under the direction of Roy Coates, the ensemble will feature an energetic program of works including: the Coronation March composed by Tchaikovsky and Gilbert, and Sullivan’s Pineapple Poll arranged by Charles Mackerras. Compositions by Gustav Holst and John Phillip Sousa will be featured for this festive occasion as well.

The performance will be held at the Maybrook Senior Center, Schipps Lane in Maybrook, on Friday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. As always, performances are free!

For more information about the concerts or about joining Maybrook Symphonic Wind Ensemble, call 845-475-8046 or email

Art project at Pine Bush Library

Join Meadow, Artist/Instructor, to make “My Hopes” Boards, on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a.m., at the Library. This is a free program open to kids ages 7 and up.

You must sign up to reserve, as space and supplies are limited. No walk-ins, please.

For more information, call 744-4265, Ext. 2.

Felting is back at the Wallkill Library

Create cool, fun and functional items from real 100 percent natural sheep wool. If you have never tried it, you won’t want to miss this easy, beginner felting class. All materials will be provided. This month’s theme is “Fall Coaster and Acorns.”

Create your own leaf design or copy the example to make a flat, functional coaster and learn to make colorful little felt “acorns” to glue into a acorn cap another cute addition to your Fall décor.

This is for ages 8 and up, and it will be held on Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the library.

Registration required by Monday, September 16. Call Christine Adams at 895-3707.

Wallkill Library celebrates National Coloring Day

Sharpen your crayons and colored pencils and celebrate National Coloring Day. Celebrated throughout the nation on Saturday, Sept. 14, the Wallkill Public Library will be hosting a Coloring Art Exhibit to be unveiled during the Weekend of Wallkill, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate.

Submissions need to be mounted on a sturdy backing for display purposes. Drop off mounted artwork by Monday, Sept. 16. Artwork must be picked up by Monday, Sept. 30 after the show. Register soon!

Pine Bush Harvest Festival is Sept. 21

The Pine Bush Lions Club will be sponsoring a Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date, Sept. 22).

There will be entertainment for all ages: dancing, cheerleading, karate, live music, food and a chance to win a wheelbarrow of cheer. Also local vendors, children’s activities, Art & Craft and farmer’s market.

It will take place on Main Street (between Routes 302 and Center St.) in Pine Bush.

For tickets or more information, contact Shannon at 845-699-1642 or Corin Ricker at 347-392-6185.

Mulberry House Players to perform at Pine Bush Library

The Mulberry House Players are coming to the Pine Bush Area Library Community Center on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy laugh-a-minute comedy skits based on some of the funniest TV shows of the past few decades.

To reserve space, call 744-4265, ext. 2.

Maybrook VFW selling raffle tickets

The Maybrook VFW Post 2064 will be holding their annual 50/50 Raffle. The tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 Drawing will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the New Years Party (need not be present to win).

To get your tickets, call 427-5881 or stop by the Post at 209 Main St. and see one of the members.

Proceeds will go towards the post mission to continue to serve our veterans and community.


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