Church youth group sponsors dinner
The Church of the Holy Cross youth group will be holding an Italian dinner on Saturday Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. The dinner will include soup or salad, a choice of lasagna, Fettuccine Alfredo, spaghetti with meat sauce or plain sauce, or a combination plate, plus bread, coffee and tiramisu or cannoli for dessert. The charge is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
This fundraiser is intended to help offset expenses of a Youth Works mission trip this summer, in which youth help upgrade or clean up homes of the needy.
Youth Works is also sponsoring fundraisers involving Burger King coupons, and an raffle set for spring, with prizes featuring works of art donated by area artists.
Marie Fisher and Pat Sullivan are two of the artists now committed to the fundraiser. Other artists seeking to donate donate work, call Beth or Damian at 504-4312
Museum seeks citizens memorabilia
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History will be open Thursday, Feb. 3 between 6 and 8 p.m. as an installment of the facility's "First Thursday" sessions, which offer convenient evening hours. Refreshments will be served.
The Museum staff is now seeking to borrow photos and memorabilia for their upcoming exhibit on Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park, once located southwest of Ashe's Hotel.
Also, folks are welcome would to bring in old family portraits for Museum staff to scan while they wait. Such items add to the community's collective knowledge of Warrensburg's history.
Stony Creek Library fills position
The Stony Creek Free Library announced this week the appointment of Lisa Bartow of Hadley as library director. She has accepted the position following the recent retirement of Norma Hastings who served the as library director for 34 years. Lisa Bartow and her husband Brian have been very active in leading local area spiritual youth groups, and they've spearheaded mission trips to Haiti -- both long before and after the tragic earthquakes of January 2010 occurred.
The trustees of the Stony Creek Library will meet on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.
Museum of Dance to host antiques show
The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs, is hosting its second annual Winter Antique Show. Event hours are Friday Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show is $5 for the public; museum members are admitted free of charge. Over 40 antique vendors will exhibit a variety of wares.
For details, see: www.dancemuseum.org or call the museum at 584-2225, extension 3001.
Warrensburg Chamber elects officers
The Warrensburg Chamber announced new directors and elect new officers when they met Jan. 6.
Newly elected directors are Sandi Parisi, of Country Road Lodge bed and breakfast, Barry Nichinson from Quintessence Printing in Wevertown and Lynn Smith of Alynn's Butterfly Inn bed and breakfast.
Officers were elected as follows: Cheryl Kenyon: President, Karyn Ryan: First Vice President, Shawn Dempsey: Second Vice President, Deborah Baker: Treasurer, and Donna Combs: Secretary.
Chamber Mixer planned
The Warrensburg Chamber has planned a mixer titled "Take a Look at us Now" on Feb 4 at Lincoln Logs Model Home on state Rte. 9. To be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., a cocktail reception with wine and hors d'ouvres will be featured. The event is open to all citizens in Warrensburg and surrounding communities. The event is free of charge. All are welcome to attend and learn about the Chamber and what it can do for the community. For details, contact the Warrensburg Chamber at 623-2161.
Beware of fraudulent Internet transactions
On Dec. 12, Al and yours truly at Alynn's Butterfly Bed & Breakfast received a reservation request from someone calling themselves Ann Robinson for several rooms for 10 days, for a sum of about $1,600.
We told her that when we received the check and it cleared we would book the rooms for them. Jan 6 we received a check for $6,800 from a bank in Illinois, with a request to send back a $5,200 balance to a travel agent. I brought the check to a local Warrensburg bank and was told by officials it was fraudulent and to take it to the Sheriff's office. The police told me that luckily I did not try to cash it or send back the $5,200 as requested.
We have been around a while and are aware of scams such as this. We have been in business for almost 12 years and often get fraudulent emails. One was supposedly from 10 Russian priests who wanted to stay for 12 nights, and another was from five couples on a honeymoon.
Unfortunately these scams are proliferating now with the weak economy. Please beware - if any deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. those who receive any questionable emails or requests, contact the county Sheriff's office.
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