Bicycle outing gets off good start
Sunday’s Bicycle Ride and Picnic sponsored by the Washington Recreation Committee offered a fun outdoor activity for families and individuals. The first of what may be an annual event was launched Sunday, taking advantage of the beautiful day, the fabulous little Nelson-Butterfield Park that belongs to the town, and the enthusiasm of Rec Committee members Peg Hobbs, Chris Vigue, Paulette Oboyski, Sue Frank, Helen Caddie-Larcenia, Vic Oboyski, and Mike and Amy Michlick. They provided extra helmets, route maps, safety information, water kegs, snacks and all the needed items for bikers of all ages and abilities. Nelson-Butterfield Park was the start/finish point for the bike hikes and many stayed on to enjoy a picnic following their rides. The Recreation Committee works to create community events of all kinds for the enjoyment of residents and visitors in our town. Anyone interested in helping out with these activities is welcome to join the committee at any time. For more information, contact Steve at 845-2256.
Masons’ monthly Steak Supper
Mt. Olivet Lodge is hosting a public Steak Supper this Saturday, June 16 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes steak grilled as you like it, baked potato, vegetable, salad, biscuits, dessert, coffee, tea or punch. All for only $13. The lodge is located on Route 220, a quarter mile north of the village. FMI: 845-3045.
Auxiliary’s supper big success
Last Saturday’s Fire Department Auxiliary Supper and Auction fundraiser was a super success with the largest number of patrons in memory. Members of the auxiliary want to thank everyone who helped raise money to supplement our firefighters’ budget. Gratitude to all the diners, donors, gift certificate providers, and volunteers — thank you!
2012 hazardous waste drop-off day
Residents of Appleton, Liberty, Palermo, Somerville, Union and Washington may drop off hazardous waste at the Tri-County Solid Waste Facility on Route 17 in Union this Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a $10 fee for each “disposal unit,” which amounts to 5 gallons of liquid or 20 pounds of hazardous waste. There’s a long list of acceptable (and some unacceptable) items on the town website. Don’t bring asbestos, medical waste, latex paint, fluorescent light, batteries, or anything containing mercury. Call Hank at 785-2261 if you have questions. Be careful that containers are tightly closed, and don’t smoke while this stuff is in your car.
Historical society meets
Washington Historical Society is having its regular third-Tuesday-of-the-month meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to everyone who is interested in learning more about the town’s history. This month’s meeting is a work and planning meeting for our annual meeting in July and other events scheduled later in the season. Light refreshments will be served.
Village Church Bible School
Pastor Tim and Kelly Lewis invite everyone to participate in this summer’s Vacation Bible School to be held Monday, June 25 through Friday the 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. Bible School is open to children in grades pre-K to grade 6. The theme this year is “Son Surf Beach Bash” and previous years have shown these folks know how to make Bible School a really fun week.
For information or to sign up, call the Lewises at 845-2623 or 845-2447.
Luce’s Village Market and Hardware closed
For the first time in many, many years, Washington Village is without a market. Ron and Linda Luce have called it a day and a CLOSED sign covers the window. It’s sad and disappointing to lose our handy grocery and hardware stores, and fretful to see the gaping, deserted space in the village center. But after 18-hour days, seven days a week, all year ‘round for years — they are retiring!
Ron and Linda Luce have proved to be friendly, honest and conscientious storekeepers as well as resourceful, generous and supportive members of the community. They are our friends. We wish them every happiness as they retire. (But we sure will miss seeing them at the store!)