News in brief

| 23 Nov 2021 | 01:38

Monroe. Catch Santa in Harriman Sunday morning then in Monroe early Sunday evening

Santa plans to make two appearances this Sunday, Dec. 5.

The first will be at the pancake breakfast hosted by Harriman Engine Company #1 from 7:30 a.m. to noon, at the Monroe Fire Department, Station 2 Firehouse, 7 Short St. in Harriman.

Tickets are: Adults: $12 Seniors (65 and older): $8 Children (ages 2-6): $5

All tickets will include a pancake breakfast with eggs, bacon and or sausage, along with coffee/tea/juice as well as a visit with Santa.

Come on out and support the Men and Women of the Harriman Engine Company #1.

And bring your camera; you know Santa’s not shy.

Then later on Sunday, Santa joins the tree-lighting in front of Smith’s Clove Park in Monroe, beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Immediately following there will be caroling, holiday crafts and photo opportunities with the Big Man in Red himself.

For more information, call 783-9108 or visit

Monroe. Downtown Revitalization Committee host Monroe Holiday Window Painting Contest on Dec. 11

The Monroe Downtown Revitalization Committee presents the Merry Monroe Holiday Window Painting Contest on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public. To be assigned a window, go to and search Paint and supplies will be provided.

Judging will take place at 3 p.m. and prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded to the top three window designs.

The Monroe Downtown Revitalization Committee is comprised of local citizens who volunteer their time to improve the quality of life in Monroe by beautifying the downtown and helping to promote small businesses.

For updates and more information please follow the Monroe Downtown Revitalization page on Facebook and Instagram.

Monroe. St. Paul Lutheran Church hosting fund raiser

Clean out your closets of gently worn shoes and support small businesses in developing countries.

St. Paul Lutheran Church (21 Still Road in Monroe), is sponsoring a fund raiser to help continue its mission work, as well as supporting small businesses in countries such as Cambodia and Haiti.

Shoes collected will be freshened and sold by individuals to support themselves and their families.

The fund raiser runs now through Dec. 15. Donations are accepted daily, and may be left under the front portico if the church is not open. All types and sizes of shoes are needed.

Tuxedo. Tuxedo Holiday Toy Drive to support local families

The holiday season is upon us and the good folks in Tuxedo are excited to announce their toy drive to support local families in need by donating new unwrapped toys and gift cards.

The last day for drop-off is Thursday, Dec. 16. Choose any of these locations:

The Tuxedo School District

Dottie Audrey’s

The Tuxedo Barbershop

Steve’s Pizza

Tuxedo Park Library

Town Hall

Tuxedo Post Office

Tuxedo Sushi

Thank you for all donations and your spirit of giving.