New Kingston News: August 27, 2008

Betty Elliott spent from Tuesday through last week Thursday with her daughter Jackie Helmer in Kingston.
Karen Northrup and son Ryan of Columbus, NC visited her mother Doris Hosier last week. She brought Ryan up to Clarkson College at Potsdam. Karen came back and spent a couple of days with her mother on her way back to Columbus.
Doug and Barb Condon spent from Sunday through Tuesday last week visiting his nephew Robert Thomas and wife Laura and family at their camp on a lake at Lebanon.
Dave Betz of Beaver, Oregon, who was here to participate at the Walton Fair, was a Tuesday luncheon guest of Faye VanBenschoten and her son Andy. Chuck and Mary Ann Schmiser of Naponoch spent Sunday with her mother Faye VanBenschoten and they celebrated Chuck’s birthday.
Blossom Sherman, Wanda Lanzi and Ila Faulkner were Sunday brunch guests of Andrew Weiss and Marc Osterweil in Margaretville. Marian Schimmel, who lives across the street from them, was also a guest.

Week of August 20
Betty Elliott spent Wednesday and Thursday with her daughter Jackie Helmer in Kingston.
Doris Hosier has returned home after spending two weeks with her sons and daughters-in-law David and Denny Hosier of West Deptford, NJ and Jim and Michelle Hosier at Garrettsville, MD.
Wanda Lanzi accompanied the Foxey Ladies to a luncheon Wednesday at the restaurant in the Commons Building. They took up a collection for the Girl Scouts in memory of Florence Mathis who was a member of the club.
Jean Gray, accompanied by her daughter Diane Ericson of Stamford, attended Jean’s anniversary class of 1947 from Margaretville Central School Saturday, held at Hobart.
Dave and Georgia Taylor accompanied their daughter-in-law Amy Taylor and children to Middlefield Sunday afternoon to attend The Fiddlers and Friends String Along at the Baptist Church. Cedric and Curtis Taylor played their violins.
Wanda Lanzi had an unexpected visitor Tuesday afternoon when a bear appeared by her basement door. They have also appeared in the village at the bird feeders of Fred Fairbairn and Bill Russell.
Barbara Clark, chairman of the Activity Committee of New Kingston Grange, had a Mystery Dinner Thursday night. The skit “Who Shot the Sheriff” was done by members Dave and Georgia Taylor, Ed and Janet Vermilyea, Karen Hull and Pat and Barbara Clark. It was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Week of August 13
New Kingston Valley Grange held their regular meeting Thursday night. They had a sponge cake contest and Janet Vermilyea was the first prize winner, Thelma Ruff was second and Barb Condon was third.
The Lecturer, Georgia Taylor, announced the birthdays for the month: Doris Hosier August 2 and Karen Hull, August 23.
Anniversary is Ken and Amy Taylor on August 29.
Georgia read some history of Delaware County and had a quiz on the Declaration of Independence. Her closing thought was “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”
Larry and Kathy Cartwright, former residents of Denver, visited Doug and Barb Condon Tuesday.
Frank and Rosemary Wisniewski of Highland Falls spent the weekend with her mother Wanda Lanzi. They were Saturday evening dinner guests of Paula Dobsa.
Dave Taylor accompanied his grandsons, Cedric and Curtis Taylor, last Monday night to Middlefield Fiddlers workshop.