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To list your organization or to make corrections to your existing listing, please send an e-mail to TownCrier@accord-kerhonkson.com.  There is no charge for listings.

 

Please note the area code for all listings were changed to 845 on June 5, 2000 (unless otherwise noted)

 

 

CHURCHES & RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

 

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Christ the King Episcopal Church, 3021 Rte. 213, Stone Ridge, 687-9414

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Community Bible Church, Rte. 209, Accord, 647-7319

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Elat Chayyim, 99 Mill Hook Rd., Accord, 626-0157

                    Website: http://www.elatchayyim.org

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Federated Church of Kerhonkson, Kerhonkson, 626-8160

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Jehova's Witness, Fox Hill Rd., Warwarsing, 647-6945

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Kerhonkson Synagogue, 26 Minnewaska Trail, Kerhonkson, 626-7260 & 914-706-5007
cantordevorah@hvi.net

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Our Lady of Lourdes, Rte. 209, Kerhonkson, 647-6080/626-7227

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Rochester Reformed Church, Rte. 209, Accord, 626-7319

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Rondout Valley United Methodist Church, Schoonmaker Ln, Stone Ridge, 687-9090

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Samsonville United Methodist Church, County Route 3., Samsonville, 657-7255

                    Website:    http://www.gbgm-umc.org/osumcs/
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Ukrainian Catholic Church Holy Trinity, Foordmore Rd., Kerhonkson, 626-2864

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS

 

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Accord Art Center, 33 Main St., Accord, 626-5842

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Accord-Kerhonkson Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 545, Accord, 626-2078

              Website: http://www.kerhonkson-accordchamberofcommerce.org
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Accord-Kerhonkson Garden Club  212 885-3656 weekdays or 845 626-3857 weekends.

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Accord-Kerhonkson Golden Age Seniors, 626-3063

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Al-Anon 914-339-5116

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Alcoholics Anonymous Answering Service 914-331-6360

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Art in the Linear Corridor, 626-5713

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Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts, 338-3878 or 339-0846

                    Website:    http://www.rvwbsa.org
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Catskill Animal Sanctuary, PO Box 428, Accord, NY 12404, 626-0204

    E-mail: staff@casanctuary.com

    Website: www.casanctuary.com

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Citizens Accord, Inc. c/o Kim Massie, President, 452 Whitfield Rd., Accord, NY 12404, 687-7744

                    e-mail: lornakim@earthlink.net
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Fire Company Auxiliaries - Accord, 626-7938

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Fire Company Auxiliaries - Alligerville, 687-9317

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Friends of Historic Rochester, PO Box 229, Accord, 626-8671

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Girl Scouts & Brownies, 626-8737 or 626-3517

                    Website:    http://www.ucgirlscouts.org
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Indian Valley Little League, 626-3914 (Joann Redmond, League President) 

                    Email: nccrto@aol.com (Ron Naccarato)

                    Website: http://www.eteamz.com/indianvalley/index.cfm
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Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid Squad, Rte. 209, Kerhonkson, 626-7978, fax 626-0942

                    Website: http://www.diamondwolf.com/kafas/

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Lions Club of Kerhonkson, Meets at the Log Cabin Restaurant on the fourth Thursday of each month.  For further information, please call Dan Gelles at 626-5151 or email: jmotzer@ulster.net

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National Shakespeare Conservatory, 5764 Rte. 44/55, Kerhonkson 

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Patroon Grange, Rte. 209, Accord, 626-3413

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Rochester Church Ladies' Aid, 626-8261

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Ukrainian National Association, 216 Foordmore Rd., Kerhonkson, 626-5641

                    Website: http://www.soyuzivka.com

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Rochester Food Pantry, Main St. & Railroad Ave., Accord, 626-7501

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The Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy, Tel. 657-8303.

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Rondout Soccer Club, National Office, 800-USA-AYSO

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Rondout Valley Concerned Parents, vosp747@aol.com

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Rondout Valley Motorcycle Club, 5066 Rte. 209, Accord, 626-2394

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Rondout Valley Rod & Gun Club, Samsonville Rd., Kerhonkson, 647-5893, 626-0159, rvprez@aol.com

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Shellbark Farm Foundation, RR2, Box 63, Accord, 626-5128

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The Ulster County Workforce Development System  www.wdsny.org/ulster

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United Way of Ulster County 

                    Website: http://www.uwuc.org
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Valley AG Kids 4-H Club, Frank & Cindy Books 338-3608, John & Carol Fitzpatrick 687-9422

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VFW Ladies Auxiliary, 626-3743

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VFW Post #8959, 626-3541

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Waste Watchers of Rochester, 626-3743

 

 

SCHOOLS & EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

 

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First Step Preschool, 2 Garden Ln, 626-3814

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St. Peter's School, 1021 Keator Ave., Rosendale, 658-9209

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Rondout Valley Central School District, 122 Kyserike Rd., Accord, 687-2400

                    Website: http://www.rondout.k12.ny.us

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Kerhonkson Elementary School, Academy Rd., Kerhonkson, 626-2451

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Ulster County Community College, Rte. 209, Stone Ridge, 687-5000

                    Website: http://www.sunyulster.edu

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SUNY New Paltz, , New Paltz, 257-2121

                    Website: http://www.newpaltz.edu

 

LIBRARIES

 

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Stone Ridge Library, Rte. 209, Stone Ridge, 687-7023

                    Website: http://www.stoneridgelibrary.org/

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Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center St., Ellenville, 647-5530

                    Website: www.rcls.org/epl

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Little Ones' Library, Rochester Reformed Church, Rte. 209, Accord.  For program information please call 340-3990.

 

 DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATIONS

 

Accord-Kerhonkson Garden Club.  Founded in 1997, the Club is an informal group of local gardeners that include avid green-thumb types, occasional dabblers and all shades in between. We typically get together twice a year, spring and fall, at the home of one of our members. We exchange plants dug up from our gardens, trade tips and lore, share information, pool resources, do lots of socializing, schmoozing and muttering about deer. Our Spring 2002 meeting was held on Saturday, June 8th. New members are always welcome. For details call 212 885-3656 weekdays or 845 626-3857 weekends.

Accord-Kerhonkson Golden Age Seniors meet at 1:00 pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Accord Firehouse. They also plan dinners, outings and trips. 626-3063

The Rondout Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) meets at 1:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month at the Accord Firehouse. They also plan dinners, outings and trips. 626-5801

Art Trails, Inc. is a community of artists who propose to install changing exhibitions of sculpture in the Town of Rochester Linear Park to celebrate the natural beauty, ecology and history of the region. A log of plants and wildlife seen along the trail is on display in the Accord Post Office. Please write your own observations! Fund raisers take the form of art shows, music festivals, community dances, bike rentals, photography and art classes. Tel. 914-626-4515.

Rip Van Winkle Council Boy Scouts of America provides youth development and educational programs for youth 6-18, men and women 14-20, character development, leadership skills, fitness, career training, drug/alcohol abuse prevention.  The Cub Scouts are boys aged seven to ten. They learn to have fun with various projects, hiking and camping. Boy Scouts are 11 to 18. They develop many different skills; activities include archery, camping, fishing and hiking. Rip Van Winkle Council Headquarters 914-339-0846.

Little One's Library, The Little Ones' Library, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and other community funders, is located in the education wing of the Rochester Reformed Church, 5142 Route 209 in Accord.  
Winter 2002 
We are open on Wed. 4:30 -5:30 for families to pick up books on their way home from work.  Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am-12 noon, with storytime at 10 am. All Rondout Valley School District residents are eligible to sign up for a library card and take out books. We have over 1500 new and gently used books to choose from. 
Special events monthly: call 626-4112 for details.

 

 

 

Little Ones Library, a free early childhood community lending library for the very young. Located at the Rochester Reformed Church, Rte. 209 Accord (across from the bus garage). Story hours held 3 times a week. Also, special events held monthly. Kids, bring Mom, Dad, Grandparents or day care professionals with you to share in the joy of reading! Call Marie at 626-4112 for more information.. Further information is also available by sending an email to lp41@cornell.edu

Girl Scouts start as Daisies in kindergarten, become Brownies in first grade and two years later can become scouts. Scouts go camping and hiking, learn skills and go on trips. 626-8737 

Friends of Historic Rochester publishes the Accordian, a quarterly historic newspaper, and plans events to encourage awareness of the Town’s historic treasurers. Interested as well in "history in the making," its members also foster the arts with an annual art show and gallery tours, and general enjoyment through special events and lectures. Friends maintains a library in the Rochester Reformed Church, which contains genealogies, old scrap books and other memorabilia about the Town. 626-8671

Indian Valley Little League involves 200 boys and girls aged 7-12. There are six major league teams (ages 9-12), six minor league teams (ages 8-12) and two T-ball teams for ages 6-7. Games are played from April through July on the Little League Field on Route 209 next to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Kerhonkson. The League is organized and run by volunteers and a fifteen person board of directors. 626-7476

The Kerhonkson/Accord Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1993 to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Town of Rochester so that its citizens and areas of its business community shall prosper. Emphasis is given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests of the area.

The second charter of the Kerhonkson Lions Club was granted on January 6, 1947. Membership has declined in recent years, but we are still holding strong at 30. The first women were inducted in 1998 and 10% of the club are Lady Lions. The club is made up of local citizens from the Towns of Wawarsing & Rochester. Each year we operate on a budget of about $2500. Monies are collected mostly through tag days. Most of the dollars are given back to the community the year we collect them. We recently set up a scholarship at the RVCHS. Each Christmas/Chanukah season we visit the Brookside School in  Cottekill and the Kerhonkson Elementary school. Approximately 425 gifts are purchased and  distributed. There are many other causes that we support. The Rochester Youth Comm., Indian Little League, First Aide Squad, Camber of Commerce and the Ellenville Hospital.   The Club is now active in efforts to revitalize downtown Kerhonkson.

The Kerhonkson Synagogue, located at 26 Minnewaska Trail, 845-626-7260, is an unaffiliated synagogue following the practices of egalitarian Conservative Judaism. As we near our 80th year, we are continuing a year-long membership drive. Registration is still ongoing for our "one room schoolhouse" multi-age program taught by Cantor Devorah Gartner. We now offer a Torah Tots program one Saturday a month. Our open door policy extends to High Holy Day Services for which no tickets or advance reservations are required. For information on service schedule and events, please contact Cantor Devorah Gartner at (845) 626-2390 or e-mail President Bob Gartner at mailto: robertgartner@hvi.net. All are welcome.

 

The National Shakespeare Conservatory is a not-for-profit arts organization that has operated in Ulster County since 1974.  Each summer, 50 adult actors from all over the country attend an intensive six-week training program at its facility on Rte. 44/55 in Kerhonkson.  JR Shakespeare is a weekly theatre arts program for children aged 5-13 offered during four weeks in July.  It offers children's classes in music, theatre and dance, along with sports and recreational activities. 626-8611

The Patroon Grange is the local chapter of the national organization formed in 1867 to represent farmers with local, state and national governments. The Grange meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Grange Hall on Route 209. They hold a card party on the second Thursday of each month. Their annual Penny Social draws crowds from all over the county. The hall is also available for rental. Tel. 914-626-3413.

The Rochester Church Ladies’ Aid sponsors various fund-raising events for the Church, including an Easter bake sale, a May pot roast dinner, an August chicken barbeque, as well as an election day luncheon and a Christmas bazaar each November. They meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm. Tel. 914-626-7319.

The Rochester Food Pantry, on Main Street in Accord, has provided emergency meals (in the form of groceries) to families in need since its founding in 1992. Their fund raisers include popular potluck dinners at the Rochester Reformed Church, where diners can sample the best dishes of the best cooks in town. Tel. 914-626-7501.

The Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy now holds 31 conservation easements governing more than 2,500 acres in Ulster County. The easements are held in Accord, High Falls, Marbletown, Olivebridge, Rosendale, Saugerties, Stone Ridge and West Shokan. The all volunteer organization is a member of the Land Trust Alliance of New York and National Land Trust Alliance and was founded in 1987.  There is no requirement that conservancy members must convey property or even own property - just that they support the conservancy's mission.  Contact Laura Traverse at 657-8303.

The Rondout Valley Motorcycle Club meets bi-monthly in its clubhouse at 5066 Route 209, just south of Accord. Activities for riders and associate members include Road Rallies, Poker Runs and other events to benefit and promote local volunteer groups. 626-2394

The Rondout Valley Rod and Gun Club is an organization of 150 members whose pistol team has been very successful in the Ulster County Pistol League competitions. They also offer trap shooting and a newly formed rifle team. They give classes and show videos on trout fishing, hunting and bow hunting. Their headquarters on Samsonville Road is available for rental.

The Shellbark Farm Foundation created a model turn-of-the century farm on Route 209, with heritage gardens, animals of the period and old-time tools and methods. They sponsor many events, including an elegant Victorian dinner, a maple syrup demonstration and pancake breakfast, a gardening workshop, a pig roast, cider festival, craft demonstrations and tours. Tel. 914-626-5128.

The Ukrainian National Association owns and operates a resort facility in Kerhonkson.  The organization was formed during the mid-19th Century when Ukrainian immigrants went to Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines.  As many workers died of black lung, etc. an insurance organization was established to assist their survivors.  Later, more immigrants moved to New York and other cities and yearned for the countryside, which prompted the organization to purchase the property.  The UNA hosts cultural programs and summer camps.  While members are given first priority for accommodations, non-members are welcome on a space available basis.  626-5641

United Way of Ulster County provides funding for a number of community service and volunteer organizations.  Its website provides links to and information on several of these important organizations.  http://www.uwuc.org

VFW Post #8959 participates in the Town’s Memorial Day parades, provides military funerals for families who request them and raises funds for hospitalized veterans at the Veteran’s Hospital in Castle Point, New York. 626-3541

The VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary is a community-minded organization of 55 members that meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, usually at the Log Cabin Restaurant on Route 44/55. Worth endeavors include a scholarship for Ulster County Community College, buying needed items for veterans at Castle Point and providing financial assistance to families in need. 626-3743

Waste Watchers of Rochester, Inc. (WWOR) is a non-profit, non-partisan citizen’s organization that provides information about waste of all kinds in our town: waste of natural or man-made resources, financial waste, and solid waste/landfill problems.

 

 

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