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Warrensburg Museum news

On the first Thursday of every month, the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History will be open from 6 to 8 p.m.

On Thursday evening Dec. 2, the museum features a preview of the museum's holiday exhibit, "Dressed for the Holidays." The Museum will be open during the Christmas in Warrensburgh celebration Saturday and Sunday Dec. 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for visitors to view the holiday exhibit. There will also be an exhibit on toy trains and accessories, which is expected to continue into January.

Memorabilia is needed from local citizens depicting the stock car racing at Ashland Park. A full-fledged exhibit is due to open in February. Those who have memorabilia for this new exhibit, contact Steve Parisi at 623-2207.

Folks to gather for McDowell's 100th

Ruth McDowell of Chestertown is turning 100 years old this next week, and all are welcome to a celebration observing the milestone.

An informal gathering will occur from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Chestertown Conservation Club.

McDowell was born in a farmhouse in Chester and she pursued a teaching career which included tenure in the Warrensburg schools. After living in Lake Placid and Chestertown, she returned to Chestertown in 1953. McDowell retired in 1973 and began traveling the world with her husband Joseph.

Ruth has suggested those who attend her party refrain from gifts, and keep the testimonials short.

Norma Hastings to be honored in Stony Creek

A retirement reception for Norma Hastings will be held Nov. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Stony Creek Library. Refreshments will be served and entertainment is to be provided by the well-known folksinger Peggy Lynn, who has performed for the library on previous occasions. All are invited to come honor Norma for her 34 years of service to the Stony Creek Free library.

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