New Kingston News: Sept. 23, 2009

New Kingston Valley Gange held their regular meeting last week Thursday night. The guest speaker was New York State Grange Master Oliver Orton. Master Edwin Vermilyea presented Ken Taylor his 25-year member pin. Lecturer Sandra Greene told how Labor began and announced the birthday of Janet Vermilyea September 30. The master appointed a committee to work on the pancake supper that will be soon.
Wanda Lanzi joined Barbara Kapitko and Ginny McCumber and went to Tillie Fairbairn’s to play pinochle last week Wednesday afternoon.
Linda Blitz of Afton visited her Aunt Faye VanBenschoten and son Andy last week Thursday afternoon.
Norma King and daughter Melissa of Rockville, Maryland spent from Friday to Monday with her parents Doug and Barb Condon. Karen Dahlgreen of Kerhonkson spent Saturday night with her parents.
Jean Gray had lots of company over Labor Day weekend. Her granddaughter Mirri Hinsman and three children of Cape Coral, Fla,; Elizabeth and son Brandon of Mechanicville and her mother Mary Gray of Albany; Brian and Jennifer and two children of Scotia; Terry Gray of Sellersburg, Ind. and John and Diane Ericson and son Scott of Stamford. They all visited Nelson Gray at Mountainside and they also were Saturday night dinner guests of Jim and Joyce Gray.
Wanda Lanzi accompanied Barbara Kapitko, Mike Kapitko and Paula Dobsa to the 25th wedding anniversary of Steven and Nancy Lutz of Goodyear Lake, Oneonta on Saturday, Sept. 5 held at the Slausons’ campgrounds at Roxbury. Nancy is Barbara’s daughter.
Kathleen Conkey and Liz Savicz hosted five friends from New York City over the Labor Day weekend. A highlight of the weekend was Kathleen and Liz’s somewhat annual badminton tournament and barbecue. Six teams competed this year. The first place champions were Sue Beigler and Sandy Mullin of New Kingston, who maintained their title from the last tournament. They beat Christine Heun and Linda Josephi of Jersey City in an extremely competitive finals match. Prior champions, Jan Robinson of Highmount and Millie Tuck of Connecticut, were unexpectedly counted out in the first round of competition this year. Also competing were Janet Baldares and Nancy Wackstein of Highmount and Victoria Stanhope, Cari Davis, Gail Gore and Cheryl Hurwitz, all of New York City.