Volume 2 Issue 2
Official Newsletter Of The Village Of Cambridge, New York
Early Winter 2020
What's In The Newsletter
- Christmas In Cambridge
- Holiday Toy Drive
- Community Programs
- Firehouse Discussions
- Village Announcements and Reminders
- Mayor's Message
- Library News
- Dates to Remember
Christmas in Cambridge Weekend
The annual Christmas in Cambridge Weekend is scheduled to take place December 6 - December 8 this year. Organized by the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce, this weekend is full of events sponsored by many different community organizations and businesses. To begin the weekend of celebrations Santa will be visiting Memorial Park at 6:00 PM for the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Village stores will have extended hours that evening and Christmas Cash will be available at participating businesses. Saturday December 7th will be a full day of events including the Cambridge Valley Art Tour, the Hubbard Hall Holiday Breakfast, the Christmas in Cambridge Craft Fair and a ballet demonstration. The annual Carol Sing around the Village will take place from 4:00-6:00 PM and interested carolers should contact email@example.com to participate. Saturday evening the Lighted Holiday Parade will take place at 7:00 PM. The parade will start on East Main Street and end on Broad Street. The Cambridge Valley Art Tour will continue on Sunday December 8th , as well as a special Makers Market from 12:00-4:00 PM at Argyle Brewing in the Depot. The weekend will end with the annual Lions Eternal Illumination Memorial Tree Lighting in Memorial Park at 5:30 PM. To get a full list of events, times, and locations please check the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce web page at www.cambridgenychamber.com or call 518-677-0887.
Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department Toy Drive
The Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department has begun their annual Operation Santa Toy Drive. Collection boxes can be found at the Cambridge, Greenwich and Salem Dollar General, the Village Offices, and local banks and businesses. The police department will also be at the Christmas in Cambridge Craft Fair on December 7th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Anyone who donates a new unwrapped toy on this day will be entered into a raffle with the chance to win a 100 gallon Bove Fuel gift card or one of two $50.00 Visa gift cards. If you cannot make it to one of these destinations you can drop off donations at the Police Station until December 9th. If the station is unattended please call 518-677-3044 or 518-692-9332 and an officer will come to assist you. All donations will be distributed to LOCAL families in need. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted until December 9th and then distributed to our local schools for wrapping and delivery.
Caregiving and the Holidays
Holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. When the task of caregiving for someone with memory loss or a debilitating disorder is added, the holidays can be even more difficult. Stacey Barcomb from Caregiver Support Initiative will be at Cambridge Public Library on December 6 at 11:00 A.M. to provide training on how to ease caregiver stress during the holiday season. Stacey will also provide tips on how to prepare other family members and guests for the changes they may notice in their loved one and what type of interactions to expect during the holiday season. This is a free workshop and open to everyone. Please call Stacey Barcomb at 518-832-4992 with any questions.
The Village of Cambridge will be hosting a Public Information Forum on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 P.M. at the Cambridge Firehouse located on 11 West Main St., Cambridge, NY. The purpose of this forum is to publicly discuss the plans, progress, and the path forward to a new firehouse for the Cambridge Fire Department. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Lunch at The Library
Cambridge Public Library and Washington County Office of the Aging Nutrition Program present a FREE monthly lunch at the library. The next lunch will be served on Monday, December 23rd at 12:00 PM. All meal costs are covered by Friends of Cambridge Public Library. To reserve your meal contact the library at 518-677-2443.
VILLAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
The Mobile DMV Services is at the Village Office on the second Wednesday of every month from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM. The Washington County WIC Program is at the Village Office on the first Tuesday of every month at 9:00 AM.
As winter storms begin to descend upon us, the Village of Cambridge would like to remind residents to watch out for your neighbors and please clear all fire hydrants in front of your property after a storm. Also, be aware of snow emergencies and parking regulations after major storms.
Leaf Cleanup Suspended
The Village DPW has suspended leaf cleanup for the season. DPW efforts will now turn toward keeping the sidewalks and streets sanded and plowed for the Winter.
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