Recycle and help Haiti

The Niverville-based Haitian Community Development Project is raising funds by recycling inkjet cartridges and used cell phones. When you recycle your inkjet cartridges and cell phones HCDP gets 15 donation from Planet Green, and folks can buy new remanufactured cartridges at up to 70 percent discounts. Click here for full details.

Rock ‘n’ Roll radio

Ryder Cooley created this poster for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Benefit Show for WGXC Community Radio at Club Helsinki June 19:

Greene weekend


Sheila Jordan/Cameron Brown (photo, at right) Duo perform jazz at 8 p.m. at Gallagher’s, 513 Main St., Cairo. $25.


Hudson Farmer’s Market reopens for the season from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at parking lot at Columbia and 6th Sts., Hudson. WGXC will have a table at the market.

Lex Grey and John Pinder with Crooked Toe at Wine and Cheese Festival (fundraiser for Catskill Village parks) 1-6 p.m. at Beattie Powers House, Catskill.

Smokin’ Aces at the Prattsville Tavern’s Pig Roast and BBQ at 2 p.m., $10 donation to Ashland Fire Department.

Avondale Airforce, Billy Mitchell, Naked on the Woodstock green, free, May 8, at 3 p.m.

Feed the Radio benefit May 15 in Germantown

Germantown Community Farm

Germantown Community Farm

The “Feed the Radio” benefit will be held from 3 p.m. on with an afternoon of activities, workshops, and radio fun! Stay for a delicious dinner and silent auction, followed by an evening of lovely live music and a DJ dance party! This we are hosting a joint benefit party for WGXC, our new local community radio station, and to sponsor low income shares for Fog and Thistle CSA (formerly known as Germantown Community Farm CSA). Come have a great time and help us deliver homegrown radio and food to our community!
Suggested donation is $10-$25

Camping in the orchard is welcome! Bring tents, bedding, flashlights. Accomodations in the house and barn are limited; let us know if you need them. Children are welcome!

We also need volunteers to help before, during and after the event, as well as items for the silent auction. Anything you can throw in is most appreciated!

For details check out: or email Kaya at

The farm is located at 4872 State Rt 9G, Germantown NY. 518-537-6139.

Standing room only at the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company Pancake benefit.

Sponsored by the West Athens-Lime Street Fire Company #1 Inc., all proceeds at this pancake breakfast this morning benefited the Ashland Fire Department, which lost all apparatus and equipment due to a fire last week. The event was packed, standing room only.

Help Haiti locally

From Karen Schoemer, a great music writer based in Columbia County, a way to help earthquake victims via a trusted local source:

Carline Murphy runs the Haitian Community Development Project in Hudson, NY. She is working to fill a 40-foot container with supplies to go directly to friends and relatives in Haiti. Monetary donations can be sent to HCDP, PO Box 35, Niverville NY 12130.”