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August 8th

Rupert Fire Dept. Annual Chicken BBQ- Take Outs Only- $12 per dinner pre-buy recommended. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out.

Menu- Chicken, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Roll. 

Also Food Booths will be open August 7th and 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature:

Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hotdogs, Homemade French Fries and Fried Dough.

September 12th

The Buskirk Vol. Fire Dept will once again be hosting our annual Flea Market at Strawberry Acres, 3625 State Route 67 in Buskirk NY. The event will be on Sept 12th 09:00-05:00 Saturday and 09:00-03:00 Sunday Sept 13th. Set up for vendors will be Friday the 11th starting at noon and running until 8 pm, and again from 6am till 8:30 am Saturday.

VENDORS SET UP FREE!!!! All you have to do is call and reserve a spot and you're IN!

(For 2020 a $20.00 deposit per space is required and will be refunded at the conclusion of the flea market on Sunday. If a vendor leaves before 3pm Sunday the deposit is forfeited.) See complete rules and requirements.

For patrons there is a $4.00 parking fee to support the Buskirk Vol. Fire Dept.

The Buskirk Vol. Fire Dept. runs a concession stand selling coffee and doughnuts in the morning and cheese burgers, Hot Dogs and sausage peppers and onions and cold drinks from 11:00 am on.

This is the Fire Depts 26th year hosting the Flea Market. Last year over 140 vendors attended and we are hoping for more than that this year, so call and reserve your spot today!

Buskirk Vol. Fire Dept. (518) 686 9966 -- buskirkfire5@gmail.com

This is all dependent on COVID-19 and the reopening of New York State. Updates will be issued as the event gets closer.

Lake Lauderdale Washington County Park Opens

The Lake Lauderdale Park opened on June 13th and will be open weekends 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the month of June. 

The park will be limited in capacity and social distancing must be maintained.  Signage requiring masks is posted in the parks and the swim ropes have been placed.  Restrooms will be available, but the pavilion, gazebo, picnic tables and grills have all been blocked off or removed.

Free WiFi at Bancroft Library

The password that had previously been on our wi-fi "Library Wireless" has been removed.

Now when a community member wants to use it, they no longer need that password. It is on and available 24/7, accessible outside the building.

Free WiFi at the Salem Courthouse Community Center

You can use the Courthouseís parking lot for internet access the password is 5188547053

We also have a walk in cooler we are setting up to store milk from 5 acre farms if there is need for storage. Stay well Salem!

Free WiFi at the Georgi

For neighbors in need of wi-fi and internet access, the Georgi signal reaches the entire Community Park. Feel free to stop by and connect as needed, but please respect the current recommended social distancing policy.

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Password: TheGeorgi

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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

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Enter an Achieve of 6,000 Historical Children's Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

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Bancroft Public Library

Website for more information: https://www.bancroftlibrary.org/

 

Fantastic online resources newly available to our library system!
TumbleBooksí databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

*TumbleBookLibrary: K-6 children's ebook database: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books

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*TeenBookCloud: Gr 7-12 ebook database: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

*AudioBookCloud: all ages audio book database: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

*RomanceBookCloud: a huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

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Navajo Flatbread:

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Bread shortage?

This is the easiest kind of bread you can make. Costs pennies and can get you through these strange times, my family lived off these when the pickings were slim.

Navajo Flatbread:  Makes 6

2 cups flour

1 - 1 1/4cup of lukewarm water

1 table spoon baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1 table spoon oil/butter/shortening

Mix dry ingredients together and add most water, mix and add water until it has the consistency of tacky pizza dough.

Knead for a few minutes.

Let rest in greased bowl for 30- 60 minutes.

Divide into 6 pieces and roll out on floured surface thin. (Tortilla thickness)

Hear griddle to 350F.

Cook until golden brown spots and flip, cooking until done.

They can be made ahead and kept under a flour towel or frozen for later use.

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Rupert Rising Bread

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Hello everyone. In addition to our regular distribution to stores we have decided to offer fresh bread pick up here at the bakery on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ordering ahead, even a couple of days, is encouraged as it helps to plan how much to bake. We will however have a selection here and you can call ahead to see whatís available. We will also continue to be open for bagels on Tuesday evening from 5-7pm.

If you like you can drive up to the bakery entrance, give a little honk and we can bring products out to you. We accept payment via Venmo, Paypal and Square as well as cash(exact change would be helpful) or check.

Give us a call or text at 802-375-5250. If we donít answer leave a message and we will call you right back with a confirmation.

Baguettes, Ciabatta and Pain au Levain will be available both days. On Tuesday we will also have East Street Wheat. On Thursday we will have Semolina Levain. Our breads freeze wonderfully if you are looking to stock up. Thanks and be well. Jed and Mandy Mayer.

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May 27th

Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m.

June 6th & 7th

Spring Artisan Fest at Lakota's Farm- Cambridge- Lakota's Farm presents our 1st inaugural Spring Festival, June 6th & 7th! In conjunction with Cambridge's 20th Anniversary Balloon Festival!

Please join us at the farm for a fun weekend featuring amazing crafters, artists, live music, farmers market vendors, local breweries, distilleries, food trucks, and more!

$1.00 Admission in honor of our first inaugural Spring Fest!
*Kids 12 and under free!

Interested in being a vendor?!?
We are seeking high-quality Artists and Craft vendors of all kinds, with a special focus on jewelry makers, potters, furniture makers, re-purposed or up-cycled vintage wares and all other artisans who share inspiring products.
Please email us at events@lakotasfarm.com.

June 11th

Salem Jr./Sr. Spring Concert 7 p.m.

June 12th

Salem Flag Day Ceremony 1 p.m.

June 19th

Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival 2020- Ballston Spa- One Summer Weekend in Ballston Spa, NY
6 BBQ chefs, firing up the smokers and grills
30 hot air balloons, ready to launch over the Adirondack Mountains
75 Exhibitors in the Marketplace: Arts, Crafts, Specialty Goods, and Sundries

Donít miss the 6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival (formerly the Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival) at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. This family-friendly event celebrates the best of the capital region with food, live entertainment, shopping, kids activities, and balloons!

Our Event Tickets & Hot Air Balloon Ride Tickets are on sale for our 2020 Event!

AM Balloon Rides starting at $199/person til Christmas!

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June 26th

Salem Graduation 7 p.m.

July 4th

Salem 4th of July Parade 5 p.m.

August 14th to 16th

Battle of Walloomsac 2020- Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site- Rte. 67 Walloomsac.  The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield, together with the Brigade of the American Revolution, will be hosting the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Bennington on the weekend of August 15 & 16, 2020 at the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site in the Town of Hoosick, NY.

All participants must be members of either the Brigade of the American Revolution, British Brigade or Continental Line and must be pre-registered. Details with be forthcoming!

Both Rebel and Crown forces will be camped in the large fields adjacent to the Barnet Homestead (the actual ground where most of Baumís troops were posted).

Water, straw, firewood and necessaries will be provided.

On Saturday morning those on the rebel side who like long treks (approximately 3 miles) through hilly and wooded country, will once again duplicate Col. Benjamin Nicholsí flanking march from the American camp to the area of the Dragoon Breastwork.

A log breastwork has been constructed on the site of the Dragoon Fort, and the rebels will attack this on Saturday afternoon.
Late Saturday afternoon we will reenact Breymann's advance and the rebel counter-attack. While most of the original ground where this action took place is along State Rt. 67 or on private property, a portion of it is near where our camps will be so we will recreate the battle on that field.

On Sunday morning after Divine Services all those interested can help in reconstructing the Tory Fort. Materials will be provided. At 1:30 PM we will recreate the rebel attack on the Tory Fort.
Troops will be able to break camp around 3:30

September 12th & 13th

The Cheese Tour With Wine & Beer- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  Take a self-guided tour through out the beautiful countryside of Washington County, NY and Vermont for a weekend of artisan cheeses, beer and wine!

September 26th

Whitehallís 5th Annual Sasquatch Festival and Calling Contest- Whitehall- 10 a.m. Skenesborough Park.

Food & Craft Vendors
Live Music
Family Activities
Presentations
& More!

October 10th

3rd Annual Slate Valley Brew Run- Granville- 7 - 12 a.m.- Veteran's Memorial Park- Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Slate Valley Brew Run! The Brew Run takes place Saturday, October 10 starting at Veterans' Park in Granville. Events include a 5k walk/ run, 10k race, and a 1-mile kids' run.

The first 125 participants get a pint glass with race logo, and over-21 participants get a free pint of craft beer at the Slate Town Brewing Company! Soft drinks including cider from Hicks Orchard will also be available.

Proceeds benefit the Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for terminally ill in South Granville, New York. More information and registration details to come in Summer 2020.

Bennington Museum

Something for Everyone at Bennington Museum- Click here for what is happening at the Bennington Museum.‏

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Mondays

Bingo Mondays- Cambridge- Played every Monday night- 7 p.m. Cambridge Legion Post #634 for info. 677-8069.

Bridge Class- Manchester- Green Mountain Academy will present bridge class with Elizabeth von Riesenfelder from 2 - 4 p.m. on Mondays Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1 at Equinox Village in Manchester.  Fee is $75.  Register at www.greenmtnacademy.org  or call (802) 867-0111.

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Tuesdays

Story Hour- Cambridge- the Cambridge Public Library will host a pre-school Story Hour every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m.  Children can enjoy a story, craft and snack.  Free and open to the public.

Story Time- Manchester- Manchester Community Library will hold Preschool Story Time with art teacher Stacy Gates at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.  Free and open to the public.  For info. call (802) 362-2607.

Story Time- Hoosick Falls- Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will hold Story Time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the Story Room. They will have plenty of stories, finger-plays, songs, crafts and snacks.

Food Pantry- Cossayuna- The Mobile Food Pantry will be open from 4 - 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Cossayuna Firehouse, corner of Bunker Hill and East Lake Roads, Cossayuna.  Free produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and more are available to residents of the Cossayuna Fire District.  For info. call Devin Bulger, (518) 538-3522.

Knitting Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer "The Knitters," a group for all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Free.

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First Tuesdays

Bancroft Library Lego Club- Salem- 6 to 7 p.m. Love to Build?  Come join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an hour of Lego Fun.  A different theme each month, Free and open to all, No registration required, All ages welcome, Duplo Lego will be available for the littlest builders.

Bancroft Book Club- SALEM - The Bancroft Public Library Book Club will meet at the library at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month to discuss both fiction and non-fiction work.  New readers are welcome! Call 854-2463 for more updates.

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Second Tuesdays

Salem Area Youth Association -Meets at Salem Courthouse Second Tuesday each month 7 p.m.

http://www.salemareayouthassociation.org

Knitting Night- Dorset- The Dorset Library will host Knitting Night from 5 - 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday each month.  All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Coffee is provided; bring a snack to share if you like.  For info. call Betsy or Erica at (802) 867-5774.

Knitting Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer "The Knitters," a group for all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Free

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Tuesdays & Thursdays

Osteo Exercise- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library will hold Osteo Exercise from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. every Tuesday & Thursday.  Ask at the desk for an information packet.  For info. call (518) 692-7157.

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Wednesdays

Story Hour- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer Story Hour every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with great books, crafts and activities.  Free admission

Farmers Market- Greenwich- The Greenwich Farmers' Market takes place from 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday year-round at the Seventy Main historical building, 70 Main Street, Greenwich.  For info. call Julie Callahan (518) 944-7149.

Sit and Knit- Cambridge- The Cambridge Public Library will host the Sit and Knit Group every Wednesday in the Community Room from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your projects and your humor.

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Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Story Time- Schuylerville- The Schuylerville Public Library will hold a preschool Story Time every Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays at 10 a.m.  All are welcome.  For info. call (518) 695-6641.

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Thursdays-

Rhyme Time- Manchester- The Manchester Community Library will hold Rhyme Time for Tots at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays.  Free and open to the public.  Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers.  For info. call (802) 362-2607.

Lego Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street in Greenwich will offer a new Lego Club every Thursday from 3 - 4 p.m.  The free, drop-in program for children under 9 years will be parent-run and all ages are welcome.

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Fridays-

Little Learners Programs- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library, Main St. Greenwich, will hold "Little Learners" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.  The program features hands-on learning for younger children.  Free and open to the public.  For info. call (518) 692-7157.

Al-Anon- Greenwich- Al-Anon meetings will be held every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the parish hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 143 Main St., Greenwich.  If someone you care about has a drinking issue, meet others who share your concerns.  Learn to replace despair with hope.

Lego Club- Hoosick Falls- The Lego Club at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will meet from 4 - 5 p.m. Jan. 8 & 22; Feb. 5 & 19; and March 4 & 18.  Snacks are provided.  Children can take the bus from Hoosick Falls Central School and get dropped off at the library.  Parents can pick up at 5 p.m.

Chess Club- Cambridge- The Cambridge Public Library will host chess matches from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 5.  Local chess players are welcome to prove their intellectual prowess.

Second Fridays of the Month

Lyme Disease Support- Granville- A Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at the Trinity Church, 35 East Main Street, Granville.  Anyone affected by Lyme Disease is welcome to attend and share their experience.  Facilitator is Sharon DiMinico.  For info. call (518) 642-2883.

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Saturdays

Chess at Bancroft Library- The Blind Squirrel Chess Club meets Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop by Saturdays if you are interested.

Thrift Shop Open- Argyle Christ's Closet Thrift Shop at the Argyle Methodist Church will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  Ongoing bag sale for $3 and $5.  Fall/winter clothes, household items and more.

Book Sale- Granville- The Friends of the Pember Library continue their "Back-Room" Book Sale on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pember Library, 33 West Main Street, Granville.  Included is a large selection of gently read paperbacks for 25 cents each, hardcover best sellers for $1.00 each, children's books for 10 cents each, as well as puzzles and games.  Check it out every Saturday morning.

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First Sundays

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, First Sundays --Cambridge American Legion Post #634. for info. call 677-8069.

Second Sundays

Sunday Breakfast- Victory- Victory Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will cook breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sundays.  This breakfast will continue to be held the second Sunday of each month.  Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.  All are welcome.  For info. call (518) 695-3917.

Third Sundays

Breakfast Buffet- Greenwich- Greenwich Elks Lodge at 30 Bulson Road and Route 40 will hold its monthly breakfast buffet from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month.  Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children 6 - 12, under 5 free.  For details, call (518) 695-5178.

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Cans for Cancer!- Donate your cans and bottles. Teri Burdick, of the Hoosier Hopeful Relay for Life Team, collects cans and bottles all year long to help fund a cure for cancer.  For info. 686-7851 or take your donation to the Nickelback Redemption Center on Lower Carey Ave., Hoosick Falls.

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