Father Phillips and Sarah celebrated this summer the birth of their first grandchild, to their son Michael and his wife, who live in New Hampshire. Then in mid-September they celebrated again, this time at the wedding of their daughter, Gracie.

At the betweeen-services parish breakfast on Sunday Oct 14 8:45-9:45 we savored fine food and talked about the future.

THIS JUST IN posted Nov 2 Sat Nov 3 was to have been our annual Roast Pork Dinner for all comers. Sad to say, the kitchen did not pass inspection because of a missing over-stove fume hood and on Oct 31 the dinner was called off, notice going out to those who had made reservations. The lack of a hood was the fault of the contractor from Schenectady to whom we had made a substantial down-payment before he disappeared. The deficiency will be remedied ASAP for the next dinner. The Vestry has found a new contractor and is trying to recover founds paid out to the first one, who seems to have gone out of business.

The vestry decided at the October meeting to get a consultation on how to make the second bathroom in the Parish Hall ADA-compliant. An architect from RCAL in Kingston kindly came over on Oct 16 to explain the specs. We will now seek bids to do the rebuilding this winter.

Bids are also being sought for re-pointing the brickwork of the Rectory.

The seasonal maintenance of the cemetery April through October is up for bidding. Bids are requested to be in by December 1.

The fall leaf cleanup slated for Sat Nov 17 had to be postponed because of heavy snowfall. A parishioner had done a lot four days earlier with a lawn and leaf vac. Depending on weather, we may try again for the finishing touches.

Beloved parishioner Evelyn Harrison died on November 13 at the age of 102. Her funeral was held on November 20, with three generations of her family present and. Evelyn was laid to rest in the Trinity Church cemetery with her late husband, Louis. Here is a link to a news story about Evelyn.