Leadership Day program postponed again

Anita Vandermark
Posted 2/7/19

More than 100 people attended the Walden American Legion Post 158 Winter BBQ on Sunday, January 27. Steve Nicoli, Legion Commander thanks everyone who attended and participated in any way. …

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Leadership Day program postponed again


More than 100 people attended the Walden American Legion Post 158 Winter BBQ on Sunday, January 27. Steve Nicoli, Legion Commander thanks everyone who attended and participated in any way.

Special thanks to the chefs who rendered their culinary expertise on the grill.

DARE graduation

Congratulations to Mrs Patricia Knapp’s 5th grade class at Most Precious Blood School who completed the DARE program. A graduation ceremony was held at M. P. B. school on January 30.

DARE is an Elementary School curriculum that is taught by police officers. This program was created in 1983 by a former Los Angeles Police Chief. Drug Abuse Resistance Education seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs; membership in gangs and violent behavior.

Congratulations to Avery Elliott and Olivia Key winners of the essay contest.

Lottery tickets

The Walden community Council thanks all their kind friends and neighbors who have purchased the year-long lottery tickets. There are still lottery tickets available and the prize on one ticket are awarded through 2019.

The tickets are available for $20, at the front desk of the Josephine-Louise Public Library. Any profit from this project helps support the Music in the Grove series and the college scholarship awarded every June to a V. C. Senior.

Leadership Day

Please note that due to inclement weather Walden’s Leadership Day program originally scheduled for January 31, 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 17 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.

Happy Birthday

Walden Senior Club members look forward to wishing Clare Ciardullo, John Ciardullo, Josie Fracalossi and Maryann Rios, a very Happy Birthday when they celebrate their special day this month. May you all be blessed with life’s best!

Anna Berrian, a special Walden resident who celebrated her 90th birthday on January 28 sends a special thank you to all her dear friends who stopped in to help her celebrate and thanks everyone who sent her many birthday wishes. You are truly wished life’s best, Anna.

Special worship service

Bishop Troy R. Johnson, Senior Pastor of Greater Love Deliverance Center Church, Walden sends word that on Saturday, February 9 at 11 a.m. a special service geared toward helping residents in Walden affected by the Government shut down will be held at the Walden Baptist Church, 38 Bank Street.

Pastor Jemelle Caldwell-Kingcade is guest speaker. Those in attendance affected by the government shut down and Snap recipients will receive a care package free of charge.

You may also attend and donate non-perishable items to be packaged and given to those in need. If you have any questions contact Bishop Johnson at 313-3122.

Amvets Breakfast

Mark your calendar to attend the Sons of Amvets Breakfast on Sunday, February 17, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at V. F. W Post 2946, 4 Oak Street, Walden. The menu includes, eggs, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, corned beef hash, hash brown potatoes, juice and coffee. Adults – $10; Children (6 – 12) $5.; under 5 – free.

Covered Dish Supper

Walden Woman’s Club will hold their annual Covered Dish Supper at the First Reformed Church on Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.

Former Town of Montgomery Supervisor, Susan Cockburn will be honored for the work she has done for the Town. Care and Share is Back-pack Snack Attack. Lynda Mitchell is Chairperson.

Members are reminded to bring their own place setting and food to share.

Walden Community Council

If you have an interest in the positive promotion of the Village of Walden, the Walden Community Council is for you! Monthly meetings are held at various Walden business on the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are open to the public and new members are encouraged to attend. The Harvest Fest Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. The WCC meeting starts promptly at 7 p.m.

The February 13 meeting will be held at the Offices of Jacobowitz & Gubits, 158 Orange Avenue. Questions call 778-7772.

Indoor Yard sale

Please come out to support the indoor yard sale hosted by the Walden Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Road on Thursday, February 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. You will always find many new items for sale.

All proceeds are used for the care of the animals at the shelter. Your participation is sincerely appreciated. Phone 778-5115 for information.

Tricky Tray

Tina Dobson sends word that the VC All Night Grad Tricky Tray will be held on Friday, February 22 at Valley Central Middle School Cafeteria. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. – calling at 7 p.m. You will find 200+ baskets, 50/50 lottery tree and specialty baskets.

For information visit “Valley Central all night grad party”. Snow date is March 1.


The Josephine-Louise Public Library sends the following news:

Today marks the “Chinese New Year”! Celebrate the Year of the pig with Mrs. Balough today, February 6, 4:30 p.m. for crafts and activities.

Debbie LaRocca will offer a Valentine Stamping Craft on Thursday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. for ages 16 years and up.

February is heart healthy month. Join us for “Heal Your Life Seminar, Part 2: Creating a Life We Love” on Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. Nurse and health coach Kate Kusterback will share her passion for health and wellness. Kate will help us embrace a better lifestyle and give simple tips for heart healthy living. To register, please stop in or call the Main Circulation Desk 778-7621.

Love a good mystery? Good at solving whodunit? Have a good book title to share? Put your detective skills to work! Join our Mystery Book Discussion Group. The Group will meet once a month in the evening, beginning in March and will also be on the lookout for ideas!

Baby Rhyme Time sessions will begin tomorrow, Thursday, February 7. 10:30 a.m. for infants through 2 years. We have additional Toddler Time and Story Time sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through February. Stop in for our calendar and don’t forget to register.


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