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Middletown Reservoir Hike – 2nd Annual Fall Foliage Hike Come explore the Middletown Reservoir Trails and take-in the stunning views of the Monhagen Reservoir, Highland Reservoir and Shawangunk Reservoir. Along with the reservoirs, you will enjoy the beautifully mapped out trails and wonderful plants and trees. We will offer two hikes: an easy, flat terrain walk and a moderate hike. Lunch option also.
Hike – 435 Van Duzer Rd, Middletown, NY – main entrance with significant parking Lunch – Something Sweet, 17 North St, Middletown, NY
Sip N Paint Join us for another fun art project with Nancy Reed Jones as we paint a Fall plaque with pumpkins. The wood plaque, 18" long and 5" wide with a nice, raised edge and all paints are included. It can hang on your front door or inside. Nancy's step by step instructions always help us produce beautiful results. Minimum 6/Maximum 14
Wednesday, September 22 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost - $38.00 check made out to Wallkill River School of Art
RSVP - Check payable to Wallkill River School of Art; Send check and form to MARTA by September 1st.
Location: Wallkill River School of Art, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street (17K) Montgomery NY 12549
Basha Kill Hike Join us for a flat 3-mile round trip from the MEEC to the dam. Appropriate shoes and bug spray are recommended.
Wednesday, September 29th – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00+ p.m.
Free – donation to the Basha Kill Association appreciated and collected at site.
Location - Meet at the Mamakating Environmental Education Center, 762 South Road, Wurtsboro NY
Walk at High Point near Port Jervis. - cancelled due to weather Meet at beach parking lot and walk to the monument on a trail through the woods. Return walk on road by the lake for more panoramic views. The monument grounds, 1800 feet above sea level and erected for NJ veterans, provides a lovely view of 3 states and the Delaware River, and hopefully some colorful fall foliage.
Location -Meet in beach parking lot of High Point Park. Lunch options available - please indicate if interested.
Play Pool - cancelled due to low turnout Village Billiards is located in the center of Warwick and offers an upscale pool hall and bar. The pool hall provides fun, gaming, and spirits all under one roof! Meet people, play pool!
Wednesday, October 13th – 4:00 p.m.
Cost – depends on number playing at a table: 1 player - $10/HR; 2 players - $12/HR - $6.00 each 3 players - $14/HR - $4.67 each; 4 players - $16/HR - $4.00 each
Location - Village Billiards – 17 North Main Street, Warwick
Goosepond State Park Hike Goosepond Mountain consists of 1,558 pristine acres in the town of Chester. Goosepond Mountain Park is a mixture of woods, fields, and wetlands. It is a haven for many native species, including many songbirds. FYI – the park is undeveloped, so no facilities and limited parking. Lunch available.
Location – Hike - 1198 NY 17M, Chester, NY Lunch – Christopher Bistro’s, 69 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY
Headstone Cleaning - cancelled due to scheduling issue If you’ve never learned how to *properly & professionally* clean and care for a headstone, this is your opportunity to learn the correct way to do so from Jill Moore and Linda Standish, Village of Washingtonville Historian. Materials will be supplied – just bring your elbow grease! There is no running water at the cemetery, so bring some jugs of regular old tap water to help rinse. You also might want to bring a garden kneeler, stool, or beach towel to sit on. You will be getting wet and dirty so don’t wear anything fancy. Gloves (kitchen dish gloves are perfect) are nice but not necessary. We will be in the first section when you pull in – feel free to park anywhere nearby. It’s an oval track shape so there is plenty of room for everyone but please be careful not to park on top of the graves. *Note* Please be aware that even though most of us are vaccinated, and we’re outside, we will still distance as much as we can and will be spaced out throughout a section.
Wednesday, October 20th - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Rain date 10/21)
Location - Washingtonville Cemetery at 36 North Street, across from the backside of Brotherhood Winery. Look for the white sign and blue NYS History Sign at the end of the gravel driveway.
Bowling at Tarsio Lanes - cancelled due to low turnout We’ve done this a few times and everyone has a blast. Join us for 2 games. Guaranteed lots of laughs for all! Lunch available at the Hudson Street Café.
Monday, October 25th – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Bowling - $1.00 per game (2 games) + $2.00 for bowling shoes
Location - Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center – 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY Lunch - Tomato Café – 15 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
Alex Prizgintas, Local Historian Presentation Join local historian Alex Prizgintas as he returns to uncover Orange County, New York’s role in the American consumer use of fluid milk. Where many may speculate that these dairy products were solely popular due to the region’s superior agricultural landscape, history has instead shown that Orange County stood at the forefront of transporting and marketing fluid milk in the nineteenth century. Individuals instrumental in this creamy saga, from Erie Railroad station agent Thaddeus Selleck who first shipped milk by rail in 1842 to milk can pioneer Jacob Vail and the early milk bottle user Alexander Campbell, all either were situated or had close connections to Orange County. The results of their efforts gave birth to the golden age of Orange County’s agriculture--one that fueled over 4,000 farms of all kinds by 1884 and kept dairy farms prospering into the mid-twentieth century.
Date – November 12th – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost - $5.00 honorarium
RSVP – send form and a single check made out to cash to MARTA by November 1st.
Zoom – attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help setting up Zoom, please indicate when you sign up.
INDECS/Medicare Coordination Seminar Once you switch over to Medicare, the way INDECS coordinates your insurance benefits changes. Coinsurance versus copayments. Deductibles. Come find out how INDECS handles your insurance claims after Medicare and be prepared for the difference in how your medical bills will be paid. An Orange/Ulster Medical representative will explain the process and answer questions. We offer this presentation yearly and members have found it to be extremely helpful for those who have recently or will soon be switching over to Medicare. We will offer this through Zoom.