2019 was a great year

By EILEEN HENNESSY
Posted 12/23/19

It’s my last column of 2019. I have been so blessed throughout the year, between all of my loving family and friends who check in on me and make sure all is good. I have to say that 2019 was …

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It’s my last column of 2019. I have been so blessed throughout the year, between all of my loving family and friends who check in on me and make sure all is good. I have to say that 2019 was definitely a year of concerts. I saw Billy Joel, KISS, the Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Ringo Starr and His All-Star Band, John Fogerty and Sir Elton John. My last concert was Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a jumping Jive Jazz band, my favorite. It’s going to be hard to try and top that in 2020. I would like to see Donny and Marie, but I think they’ve retired. 

 As vacations go, I went to Madrid, Spain; Seattle, Washington and also Alaska. But just now I canceled my two-week cruise to Europe. I was not too happy about five days at sea; I’d rather have five days on the beach, so we are thinking of a trip to Greece. My sister loves to travel, and she always includes me. God bless her and my brother-in-law.

A few weeks ago, I was at Lake Huntington Service Center getting my free oil change with my new snow tires (yes, the deal is still going on). I watched the Cochecton Ambulance, Lake Huntington Fire Company and Mobile Medic help a Cochecton resident into a helicopter. The helicopter came from Albany and air lifted a 70-something man to Westchester Medical. I was so impressed on how they all worked together and took such loving care of this guy. I heard he is still in the hospital. 

As the year comes to an end, I would like to give my personal thank you to all who keep us safe and take care of us in times of need. So when those donation letters come in the mail, try to give something to make their jobs a little easier. Congratulations to Jenna Kraack Sayers on becoming one of the five commissioners for the fire department. 

Congratulations to the Cochecton Men’s Club on their first holiday fundraiser party. I heard it was a great success. The club would like to thank all the businesses that donated prizes and all who came and supported the event. They are already looking forward to next year. 

The Cochecton Youth Commission (CYC) is opening sign-ups on January 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. for a painting night to be held on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The night includes dinner and a chance to paint Wilbur from “Charlotte’s Web” on glass. Out-of-town children and adults are welcome to come for $45. February 22, 2020 is an evening game of West Point Hockey; tickets cost $25 for out-of-town kids and adults. All events are free to CYC youth. If you have any questions, give Sue a call at 845/866-0853. 

Keep smiling and have a great week. You can email me at leeniebeans@citlink.net or call 845/252-3568 if you have any news. You can always check me out in Community Living.

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