Food Pantry helping Federal employees

By Anita Vandermark
Posted 1/25/19

Peter Sullivan sends word that the Town of Montgomery Food Pantry, 220 State Rt. 208 is a resource available to employees impacted by the Federal Government shutdown is offering a 3-4 day supply of …

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Food Pantry helping Federal employees


Peter Sullivan sends word that the Town of Montgomery Food Pantry, 220 State Rt. 208 is a resource available to employees impacted by the Federal Government shutdown is offering a 3-4 day supply of food – groceries, meats, eggs, vegetables, baby food, diapers, etc. Bring proof of federal employment.

You also, must be a Valley Central District resident. The food pantry is open Tuesday morning 10 a.m. – noon and Wednesday evening 6:30 – 8 p.m. For information call 778-7669 or 457-1867.

Donate cans for lymphoblastic leukemia

Dave Liebman is asking for our help. In 2012 his son Connor, age 4 was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He asked the community to donate their cans and bottles to help pay for expenses involved with his treatment.

The response was overwhelming. The amount received helped pay for travel, food and weekly expenses to Westchester Children’s Hospital. Now that Connor is in remission, Dave wants to help other children and their families the same way.

Please contact Dave and donate your cans and bottles so funds can be provided for children in need. Contact Cans for Children’s Cancer at 467-1468 for pick up or drop off information.

Walden’s Leadership Day program

Be reminded that Walden’s Leadership Day program will be held on Thursday, January 31, 6:30 p.m. in the Bradley Assembly Hall of the Walden Municipal Building. All are invited to come out and pay tribute to the honorees: the Community Business of the Year -Walden Savings Bank; Youth of the Year - Julian Aviles; Volunteer of the Year - Kristie Hall and the Sam Phelps Service Award - Mary Ellen Matise.

Guest Speaker for the event is Richie Lay, Former Executive Director of Leadership Orange and current Chairman of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc.

Belated Birthday greetings to a very special Walden resident. On January 19, Ruth Sutherland celebrated her special day. Neighbors and friends wish her “Happy Birthday” and a wish for all life’s best.

Birthday greetings are sent to Richard Hoyt, Board member of the Walden Historical Society on January 24. Also celebrating on January 24 is Tim Dempsey, Jr. Special greetings from Al Valk to both these gentlemen.

Today, Walden Sunshine Society members send Happy Birthday wishes to Laura Tighe McNamee and on January 26 wishes are sent to Dolly Micieli. Enjoy your special day ladies.


Most Precious Blood School Super Raffle for 2019 is underway! The Grand Prize is $10,000.

The drawing will be held on April 11. Each ticket is $100 and can be purchased at the School, 180 Ulster Avenue or at the Rectory 42 Walnut Street, Walden.

The prizes to be awarded are as follows: 2nd prize: $1,000; 3rd prize: $750; 4th prize: $500; 5th prize: $250; 6th thru 10th prize: $150. A Maximum of 300 tickets will be sold!

Indoor yard sale

Please come out to support the indoor yard sale hosted by the Walden Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Road on Saturday, February 2, 9 – 3 p.m. Find many great treasures that are all for sale. All proceeds are used for the care of the animals at the shelter. Thank you for your assistance. Call 778-5115 for information.

Annual Winter BBQ

The Walden American Legion Post 158 invites everyone to their 4th Annual Winter BBQ on Sunday, January 27, 1200-1500 (Noon – 3 p.m.) Come to the Walden VFW, 4 Oak Street and show your support of our Local Veterans. Vets and Active duty are FREE. Adults – $5 and children $3. Also participate in their 50” Smart TV Raffle – $5 each or 3 for $10. Winning ticket will be pulled at 3 p.m. Call Bill at 591-9682 for information.

Free Throw championship

Knights of Columbus Free Throw championship, open to boys and girls 10 – 14, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 9254 of Walden will be held on Saturday, February 2, at the John Howland Teen Center, Wooster Grove, 89 East Main Street. Proof of age is required.

Call Carl Schneider at 568-7159 for information.

Phantom of the Opera

Would you like to meet a Broadway star? Now is your chance! On February 2, 7:30 p.m. Rodney Ingram, starring as Raul in the production of Phantom of the Opera will give a presentation of his career and life story , followed by a short performance and Q & A session.

The performance will be held in “The Den”, the upstairs performance area at the N. Y. School of Music, 42-B Orchard Street, Walden. This event is open to the public and costs only $10 per family. Tickets can be purchased in the N. Y. School of Music lobby or via phone by calling 778-7594. This is a rare opportunity to connect with a working Broadway artist.

Josephine-Louise Public Library News:

Calling all knitters! Join our Knit-O-Rama and/or Crochet-O-Rama On Thursday, January 31, 6 p.m. with Mrs. Balogh. Be prepared to make a hat or start one. When they are finished, they will be donated to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Spread the word and bring a friend. This program is for those who already know how to knit and/or crochet. Refreshments served.

Did you know? Your library card can now give you access to the Consumer Reports database through the library’s website. Your library card will also allow you to download popular magazines and full text articles. Have you downloaded an e-book or e-audio book yet? Looking for assistance? We have a tech tutor available at the library every Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.


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