MICHAEL FALCO Publish Date: 16 March 2018
Please consider this festive offer from the Friends of the Cornwall Public Library. Why not join in! Enjoy the world’s greatest dancers on one of the world’s great stages: the American Ballet Theatre Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City’s crown jewel, Lincoln Center! And, you will be seeing the irresistible SWAN LAKE!! The crystal chandeliers will ascend, and that beautiful gold curtain will rise to reveal the power, drama, and breath-taking romance, humor, passion and heroism that only SWAN LAKE can present. Of all the greatest classics performed by the American Ballet Theatre this one is visually magnificent and perfect for all generations to marvel at the acclaimed artists and musicians. Please join on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 as the bus is boarded at 9:15 a.m. at the Cornwall Public Library and enjoy some free time prior to the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance. “Prime” Orchestra seating $140.00 per ticket includes your round trip motor coach. Board the bus after the performance for the return trip home to Cornwall. Performance time 2 hours and 20 minutes. Home approximately 7:00-7:15 p.m. Reserve your seat ASAP with payment enclosed. Checks payable to: Friends of Cornwall Public Library. And, enjoy the day with great travel companions! For complete details your go-to person is the delightful BRENDA GOLDFARB at the Cornwall Library; 845-534-8282.
Pastor DARLENE E.R. RESLING requests that you kindly “Think out of the box this March 24th!” Pastor Resling asks you to “Imagine the delicious Chicken Pot Pie Dinners that the Mountainville United Methodist Church folks prepare.” Now – Join In – Dinner is served! All are welcome in good fellowship. Please be at the MUMC, 615 Angola Road (just off Route 32). Mark your calendar: Chicken Pot Pie Dinner, Saturday evening, March 24, 2018. 4:30 TO 7:00 p.m. Adults – $10.00, Children – $5.00, under age 5 – Free. Your Dinner Includes: Tossed Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Sliced Beets, Rolls & Butter, Assorted Homemade Pies, Coffee, Tea, Juice, Ice Tea. Yes, Take Outs Available! By the way, while you are marking your calendar to attend this supper next Saturday why not also notate April 21 – the highly popular Complete Roast Turkey Dinner. No wonder it is with total affection when I refer to this location as “The Mountainville Diner.”
Rummage Sale – Cornwall Presbyterian Church is holding its Annual Bag Rummage Sale Saturday, March 17 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Unbeatable savings can be found on a huge assortment of clothing, shoes, coats, linens and house wares. Some items will be individually priced in the “Fantastic Finds Boutique” & “Grandma’s Attic”, while the remainder will be part of the all-you-can-shove-into-a-bag sale. The Cornwall Presbyterian Church is located at 222 Hudson Street in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Perhaps you find your Easter Parade ensemble?!
Care to spend some time in the local woods and in an organized group? Why not consider participation in the upcoming Cornwall – Black Rock Forest Annual Deer Survey! Adult Volunteer Opportunities & Mini-Workshop for Students: Survey & Sampling Techniques. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 7 at 9:00 a.m. (anticipated time commitment 3 to 4 hours.) Walk in teams off-trail, varied terrain (adults: 1-2 miles), What to bring: Protective eye-wear (can be sunglasses; safety glasses available – supplies limited), walking poles may be useful, walking/hiking shoes, insect and tick repellent recommended. Bring drinking water and a snack if desired. Volunteers will have an orientation session with Executive Director William Schuster. Students/Scouts will participate in a mini-workshop with Black Rock Forest Volunteer Robert Fuller to learn survey and sampling techniques, and use of a compass. Welcome are elementary-aged students in the mini-workshop, high school students and adults may join the volunteer orientation. Questions? Please respond to Brienne Cliadakis at 845-534-4517 ext. 11.
With thoughts going forward to the season of Spring (starting the weekend of March 20 of this year, I do believe) it makes me happy to note how hardy are the Black-eyed Susan flowers. For the gardening purest—Rudbeckia. I happen to enjoy having these in my yard. The way I understand it, they grab a hold of soil and take whatever they need from it. It’s really pretty amazing how much they can flower on so little care and feeding. They also seem to form a thick mat of roots. Mindful of thick roots, don’t wait too many season if you want to try to dig some up (divide them) and have another spot of bright, yellow color elsewhere in your yard.
Cornwall friends mentioned the following item to me and I somehow felt a shiver. Guess I can’t quite imagine this in March or April up here in the North. That said – yes, I have a couple of car loads of Cornwall friends who are convinced there’s no need to wait for summer to watch a movie under the stars from the comfort of your own car! Starting March 23rd, the Warwick Drive-In will be open every day! “Really?” I responded – eyes popping. “You’re going to a Drive-In movie NOW?!” Indeed, these particular Cornwall family types are eager for weekend movie fun and willing to drive Cornwall-to-Warwick. Schedule: 845-986-4440.