School will be open in a couple of months. At the Domestic Violence Shelter (The Washbourne House) the kids will head off to school each day, just like the children in your neighborhood. But for most, it’s a new school with unfamiliar faces and unknown routines. A new outfit and new sneakers may help boost their confidence.
There are some families who are facing the reality of homelessness and poverty due to domestic violence. Family Domestic Violence Services is looking for individuals, family groups or groups of co-workers who would like to adopt a child/children for back to school clothes and sneakers.
The donor would provide either a gift card or new clothes to a child whose family is recovering from the trauma of domestic violence and adjusting, possibly to a dramatic reduction in income and standard of living. You can help put a smile on the face of a child this year.
If you can help out please call me at 845 331-7080 ex.127.
Family Domestic Violence Services
I am writing to express my deep gratitude and joy for the Fleisher’s Grass-Fed & Organic Meats’ recent block party in the Stockade district in Uptown Kingston on Saturday, July 9. What a gift to the community! As many hopefully know, the proprietors of Fleisher’s, Joshua and Jessica Applestone, recently released a nationally acclaimed book on sustainably and responsibly procuring, preparing and enjoying meat and are in the midst of book appearances galore. And while there was a modest table with the book on hand, the family-friendly block party was a veritable ramble of delicious treats, bites and drinks — nearly all free! A whole roast pig, popcorn with bacon butter (!), pulled pork and mac and cheese from Hickory BBQ Smokehouse, ice cream from Jane’s Ice Cream, snow cone cordials from the Stockade Tavern — I can recite this from memory because, dear reader, I sampled it all. As befits a proper block party, there was very fine live sonic entertainment from the immensely talented New Zion Trio, as well as the Fleischer’s staff offering to get dunked in support of the Queen’s Galley food pantry.
In other words, amid a huge book launch, Fleisher’s gifts Uptown Kingston a foodie fiesta and sends love to the local food pantry.
For some time now, Fleischer’s has been justifiably known for its butchery mastery and the quality of its fine products. Now, however, it should also be known for its exemplary goodwill and generosity in the community.
Fleisher’s is a true local jewel and I feel very lucky to bask in its shine.
What a nice guy
A couple of weeks ago, my son came down with a fever and sore throat quite suddenly. Working full-time and my husband on the road, my plans shifted instantly as I had to bring him to the doctor. Upon leaving, I buckled my son into the car placing my address book containing all of my credit cards, check book — you name it — on the roof of my car then drove away. I discovered it missing when I arrived at Nekos in Uptown Kingston to pick-up a prescription — and realized what had happened. I was so relieved when the KPD left a message on my home phone a few hours later to say that someone had found it on Abeel Street on the side of the road and brought it to them so it could be returned to me.
Thank you, Kingston resident Paul Clemente. You made my day.