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FREE FAMILY FUN DAY A free Family Fun Day will be held at First Baptist Church, 1101 Washington Ave., Rensselaer on August 18th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be “FREE” face painting, popcorn, popsicles, a bounce castle, and music by Howie and Debbie Campbell. Please fill out a form for several drawings. One will be for a vacation reservation at Wyndham Bentley Brook, 2 bedroom deluxe, check in date 10/19/2012 for a 3 night stay.
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COLLEGE FUNDING SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT AREA LIBRARIES As September brings students back to the classroom, it is time to think about their future College plans. Saving for college is not just for parents any longer. Today there is a way for friends and family who contribute to a child’s future and current education to earn a New York state tax deduction and special Estate and Gift benefits on a Tax Advantaged New York State College Savings Program. It is important that you not miss any opportunities to learn how to pay less for colleges and find the right school. Dr. Dean Skarlis, President and Founder of the College Advisor of New York will be presenting this topic at an educational seminar at East Greenbush Library on October 9; and at Rensselaer Public Library on October 10th from 6 to 9 pm. Dean has 20 years experience in higher education, including a B.A. in psychology from Allegheny College, an M.A. in Psychology from Duquesne University, and a doctoral degree in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Locally, he has been a guest on the Capital News 9 Family Living segment and WTEN TV, as well as a regular guest on CBS6 WRGB TV.
Volunteer Santino Sierra (center) accepts the Sister Gail A. Reith, RSM Volunteer Service Award from Richard Zazycki (left), Executive Director of Circles of Mercy and Kathleen Pingelski (right), Board Chair for his volunteer work at both Catherine’s Closet and Circles of Mercy in Rensselaer. Circles of Mercy and the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community recently presented their annual Sister Gail A. Rieth, RSM Volunteer Service Award honoring local youth Santino Sierra for his volunteer work assisting both Catherine’s Closet and Circles of Mercy in Rensselaer. Santino Sierra is a 16 year old youth who just completed his junior year at Rensselaer High School. He was presented the Volunteer Award for his efforts over the past 8 years, working with our volunteer staff in Catherine’s Closet thrift store and Circles of Mercy. Santino loves to play chess and teaches others to play it and he also likes to wrestle. He served as the captain of the wrestling team and was recently recognized by the athletic coaching staff at Rensselaer H.S. with this season’s Most Valuable Player award in recognition of his sportsmanship talents and leadership. Besides volunteering at Circles, Santino also spends time helping other youths at the Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club. Santino is the son of Candice Brady and we are happy to recognize him with our volunteer award and offer our congratulations. The volunteer awards were presented during the “A Taste of Mercy” annual fund raising gala recently held to celebrate “Catherine’s Circle of Friends” and to benefit Circles of Mercy. Circles is an out-reach center for those in need, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community.
LOCAL RESIDENTS AMONG MAY GRADS AT SUNY ONEONTA The following local residents are among the 943 students who graduated from SUNY Oneonta following the spring 2012 semester. The college’s commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 19. Victoria Donato of Averill Park, Kaitlin Halpin of East Greenbush, Jaclyn Passineau of East Greenbush, Jamie Stall of East Greenbush, Hannah Hogan of East Nassau, Ryan Maleady of Hoosick Falls, Sarah Timmons of Schodack Landing Sarah Fahrenkopf of Stephentown, Margret Beditz of Troy, Jillian Borden of Troy, Darrel Flanders of Troy, Peter Kronau of Troy, Sophia Mehner of Troy, Andrew Rossi of West Sand Lake, Christopher Aucoin of Wynantskill.
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SAND LAKE TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE It’s time to plan for the second annual TownWide Garage Sale sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 15th and 16th, beginning at 8 a.m. Garage sale participants will determine the ending time of their sale. Cost is $10 for map placement and promotional material and $25. to rent a 10x10 booth at the Sand Lake School and other highly visible sites along Rt. 43. Use your own lawn or set up on space provided at the Sand Lake School!! Great time for community group fundraisers!! Plan Now!! Garage sale participants will have the location of their sale added to the official list that will be distributed leading up to and on the day of the sale. Maps will be available online 1 month before the event and available at retailers and members of the SLBA will be at information stations from 9-12 to provide shoppers with both the list and a map of the town. In addition, a balloon will be supplied for each participant’s railing or mailbox so their sale can be easily spotted by shoppers. The town wide sale will be advertised until Sept. 10th. Help make this a great event by participating. No one will be added to the list unless the $10 fee is paid in advance. For more information and to reserve a spot, go online at http:// www.sandlakegaragesale.com for all applications.
TVHS TO LEAD PROFESS. DEVELOP. IN DENVER Diana Dee Weldon will lead a lesson at the Hi-Tech High Impact Technology Exchange Conference in Denver, Colorado on Thursday called, “Chemistry Engineering and Literacy through Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.” Weldon will draw on her lessons at TVHS to instruct teachers from across the US on how to lead a lesson that teaches oxidation/reduction chemistry at the high school level while combining 21st century skills. “During the professional development offering, teachers will see how common core literacy, engineering concepts and chemistry are combined in an engaging, student-centered project,” Weldon said. She will also discuss how teachers can integrate local businesses into the project, which is a core concept of the TVHS experience. A former GE scientist, Weldon joined TVHS in 2009 and teaches biotechnology.
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SCHOOLS ARE CENTERS OF COMMUNITY LIFE Letter to the Editor: Ron Berti’s presentation in this past week’s Advertiser opens possibilities for discussions about the future of education in the Sand Lake/Averill Park community. The Averill Park school district, a high performing system, provides a quality education for most pupils by current standards. However, those standards are no longer adequate for meeting the educational challenges our state, its localities, and citizens now face. The new context for framing public discourse is “our schools as centers of community life”. Our state has led with the credit for life experience and the Excelsior degree program, promoted “life long learning”, “New York State…the State of Learning”, and the Study Circles programs. There is an urgent need for everyone, not just children and youth, to keep on learning over the life span. Most school systems, and their supporting mechanisms, still embody the traditional view that the core of educational offerings be targeted on pre-k through 12, and college/university/career preparation for young adults. Ron’s ideas to expand the roles of the many and varied community, government and civic organizations is in line with recent policy changes aimed to create a partnership between and among the current educational establishments and all other community resources. It appears that the federal government has funds to support such efforts through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. At the college levels, I have often wondered why we need more and expanded parking facilities there. Instead of more and larger parking facilities, it seems to me that some instructors could offer classes at satellite locations. It would save some students travel expenses, cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, and provide for new, targeted learning opportunities for more citizens. Commendations to Ron for taking a leadership role in our community with his proposals. ~ Ken York, East Nassau Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.
Miss PAM is Coach P.A.M. this week!!!!! Miss P.A.M. of Moxie’s Ice Cream, 1344 Spring Avenue, Wynantskill, trades in her ice cream hat this week to be Coach P.A.M. at the London 2012 Olympics! When Miss PAM is not here scooping ice cream for the summer, she lives in San Salvador, El Salvador in Central America. It is here, 5 years ago that she met race walker Emerson Hernandez. He was 18 years old and very patient with her “bad” Spanish. Because of a heel injury that inhibited her running, she was learning to race walk and trained with the Salvadoran National Team…OK, she was on the track the same time as they were! Emerson was an improving athlete that had a heart, desire and mind to compete at a high international level. Between the arrival and departure of two national coaches, Coach PAM, a level II USATF certified coach, became Emerson’s interim and basic fundamental coach and first sponsor. Coach PAM promised him that when he qualified for the Olympics, she would be his number one cheerleader. He accomplished that feat in Taicong, China in March 2011 with an “A: Olympic qualifying time of 3:56 for the 50K race-walk, yes, 32 miles, longer than a marathon. His request to the Olympic Committee of El Salvador was that Coach PAM be his coach in London. Emerson arrived in London on July 26th from training camp in Italy while Coach PAM arrived a week later. Emerson will compete in his Salvadoran country colors of blue and white on Saturday, August 11th, in the 50K race walk at 9am London time. You can personally meet Emerson Hernandez, El Salvador’s 2012 Olympian, on Friday, August 17th, at Moxie’s Ice Cream for a demonstration and explanation of race walking at 6:30 PM. Come to watch, listen, participate or practice your Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact us at 283-4901.
IMPORTANT EVENT FOR ALGONQUIN GRADE 6 STUDENTS On Wednesday, August 29th, Algonquin will hold its annual Locker Night from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. This is an opportunity for all Grade 6 students and parents to find and open their locker. In addition, the Algonquin Parent Organization will once again provide ice cream for $1.00 to those in attendance.
FESTIVAL CELEBRATION CHOIR WELCOMES NEW SINGERS! The Festival Celebration Choir, an ecumenical community choir of the capital region, begins is 2012–2013 season on Monday, September 10. All teens and adults who love to sing are invited to join this nonauditioned chorus, with members representing over thirty-five local congregations. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7–9:15 pm, and include vocal and music reading instruction. Music in the autumn includes Vivaldi’s Gloria and Rutter’s Gloria. Music in the spring is a variety of the finest sacred music. Conducted by Maury A. Castro, M.S.M. Rehearsals held at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church (23 Crumitie Rd., Loudonville). Semester fee: $25. Call 859.3042 for more information, or go to www.festivalcelebrationchoir.org.
EVENTS AT THE CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY A FREE Family Storytelling Event on Tuesday, August 14, at 7PM at the SCHODACK TOWN HALL. Co-sponsored by: Castleton Public Library, East Greenbush Community Library and Nassau Free Library. For more information and to register for the event, visit: www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org. Teen Book Discussion on Wednesday, August 22, at 6PM. Pick up your copy of LIFE AS WE KNEW IT by Susan Beth Pfeffer at the Castleton Public Library and join us for the teen book discussion on Wednesday, August 22, at 6PM.
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QUILTS ON DISPLAY In June, we had in The Advertiser the Bicentennial Planning Committee historical article and picture for the Bicentennial Quilt 1976. Several persons requested to see it again. It is on display in the Kennedy Room of the Sand Lake Library during August. Also on display in the Kennedy Room is a twin-bed quilt (65x 85). Yvonne Welsh has done the piecing and design of Moonlit Lake and machine quilting is by Laurie Collins. Yvonne states, Thinking of Averill Park brings water to mind: the lakes I drive or bicycle by, when heading to Averill Park via back roads and the creeks and low spots, when driving the main roads. These water bodies plus many forested areas and greenery in town inspired the choice of design and colors for the quilt”. The quilt will be raffled. Tickets - $2.00 each; three for $5.00 are available at the Sand Lake Town Library, and on August 25th, from noon to 5pm; and the 26th from10am to 5pm. Drawing will be held by 6pm at the Bicentennial booth. ~Mary French, Sand Lake Historical Society
ELYSE MILLER GRADUATES FROM DREXEL UNIVERSITY East Nassau resident Elyse Miller graduated from Drexel University’s Antionette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design with a Bachelor of Science. More than 5,000 students received degrees from Drexel this year at the University’s 125th Commencement.
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HENDRICK HUDSON MALE CHORUS REHEARSAL The Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus is accepting new members at its first rehearsal on Monday, September 10th at 7:30 pm. Rehearsals are at the Community Congreational Church of Clinton Heights in East Greenbush, 221 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush each Monday night from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The chorus performs two winter concerts and two spring concerts. Selections for the concerts include oldtime favorites, classical, patriotic and spiritual music, and shows tunes. There are no auditions. For information, call 237-0032.
JACOB LURIA COMPLETES PRESTIGIOUS THEATER APPRENTICE TRAINING Jacob Luria of East Greenbush has completed the prestigious New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Training Program, for actors, at Vassar College. Luria received a scholarship to the program based on his audition at the Northeast Theater Conference, in Natick, Massachusetts. He was one of 30 young actors chosen from across the country to participate in the apprenticeship program. While there, Jacob was cast in plays such as, After Gallery and Medea. He was exposed to a wide range of theatrical experiences and provided with a distinctive opportunity to work on the development of theater productions headed for Broadway and top-ranked theaters nation-wide.Powerhouse Theater, a collaboration of New York Stage and Film and Vassar College is dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development and production of new works for theater and film. During the intense six-week summer residency on the Vassar campus, different projects were publicly presented, typically engaging more than 250 professional artists and theater students. Plays, musicals, and screenplays were presented in a variety of forms: readings, workshops, and fully staged productions. Since 1984, Powerhouse Theater has supported the early work and subsequent development of such actors as Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dana Delany, and Stanley Tucci.
LOVEAPPLE FARM TOUR OFFERED BY CCFC The Cooperative Community Food Compact of Nassau is happy to announce another event. On August 11th, we will be touring LoveApple Farm, located at 1421 Route 9 H, Ghent, NY 12075. LoveApple provides the CCFC with delicious fresh produce, including peaches, nectarines and apricots, and we would love for community members to visit this wonderful establishment. Rides will be provided from the Grace United Methodist Church located at 42 Rt. 20, Nassau, and will be departing at 8:30 a.m. However, you are also free to drive directly to the farm and meet us there at 9 a.m. Once there, we will take a special tour, hosted by one of our members, to gain a better understanding of how a farm operates and to explore the different types of produce provided by LoveApple. The farm is also home to a petting zoo and a treehouse, so feel free to bring your kids along. In addition, the roadside stand will be accessible should anyone wish to purchase fresh produce or baked goods. The CCFC’s “Fresh Connect Grant” will provide for snacks of LoveApple’s delicious, local cider as well as samples of peach compote made with the farm’s own peaches. Our visit should end at around 11 a.m. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at 518 7587342, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP! AUGUST WORSHIP SCHEDULE - 9:30 a.m. worship will be at Salem United Methodist Church in West Sand Lake with Church of the Covenant folks expected to attend. • Sunday, August 12th, 9:30 a.m. Worship. Professional child care provided. Please Note Summer Office Hours: Church Office hours 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Wednesday through Friday. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, is the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Pastor Merry Watters, phone 674-3664, E-mail: email@example.com.
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Kathy Caruso, April Marie, Debra Roy, Chet and Karen Opalka having fun while supporting the arts. Enjoy delicious fare, meeting friends, and supporting the SLCA and arts in the community at the annual Taste of Sand Lake. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, August 16 from 6 9pm at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake. Participating establishments will be: AJ’s Pizzeria, Arlington House, LaPerla Ristorante, Lakeview, Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake, Pie Squared, Towne Tavern, Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill, Young’s Pharmacy & General Store. Tickets are $50 pp and include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available for beer & wine. Make your reservation now at 518-674-2007 or visitwww.slca-ctp.org.
The following local residents were among the 750 Union College students named to the Dean’s List: David Carabis ’13, a resident of Troy; Carabis is a Mechanical Engineering major and a 2009 graduate of Hoosic Valley Central School. Robert Meeson ’13, a resident of Troy; Meeson is a French and Francophone Studies major and a 2009 graduate of Lansingburgh High School. Carson Miller ’15, a resident of East Greenbush; Miller is an Electrical Engineering major and a 2011 graduate of Chatham High School. Leah Smith ’14, a resident of Hoosick Falls; Smith is a Mechanical Engineering major and a 2010 graduate of Emma Willard School. To be named to the Dean’s List, Union students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the academic year and meet certain other requirements.
NAVY SEAMAN RIOS COMPLETES BASIC TRAINING Navy Seaman Ciara Rios, a 2009 graduate of Rensselaer High School, Rensselaer, N.Y., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Rios completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations”. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.
FATIMA ROSARY Come August 14th at 7PM for 15 minutes to say the Fatima Rosary in St. Michael’s Church, Williams Road in North Greenbush.
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POESTENKILL PUBLIC FACILITY On Wednesday, August 15th, at 7:30PM there will be a presentation at the Poestenkill Town Hall by Saratoga Associates regarding concepts for a Poestenkill outdoor public space facility. The Town Comprehensive plan has for many years called for a public gathering place or park in the vicinity of the hamlet. Working with the Ad Hoc Committee for Public Space, Saratoga Associates has developed three concepts for the Town of Poestenkill to consider. Residents of Poestenkill are invited to attend this public information workshop and share their thoughts on these various concepts. For additional information, call 283-5100, ext. 100.
MOHAWK HUDSON ANTIQUE OUTBOARD MOTOR CLUB - 8th ANNUAL SWAP MEET Current President Michael Glenn announces that the 8th Annual Swap and Formal Meet of the Chapter will be held again this year at the Historic Mabee Farm. The event is planned for August 18, 2012 and will be held on the grounds of the Mabee Farm on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction, New York. Attendees come from throughout the Northeast as well as local members and the general public is welcome to attend at no cost. There is no admission fee and no fee to display/buy/sell/trade. The day is planned to begin at 9:00 AM as a casual open air event that is expected to last until 2:00 pm. The event includes the buying, selling and trading of antique and classic outboard motors, boats and related items from attendees/vendors. Additional vendors are welcome at no cost. The general public is welcome. There will be food available for a donation for morning coffee and donuts and lunch at noontime. The swap meet is held in an Antiques Roadshow type atmosphere and interested parties can get parts, advice and resources for their old outboard motors and boats, as well as an outlet to bring their motors to put them in the hands of a collector who can restore it. President Mike Glenn announces that this year, the meet will again be formal with the judging of entries in the following groups: Oldest motor; best original condition, pre 1950, best original condition post 1950; best restored pre 1950; best restored post 1950, best boat and motor combination and most unusual entry. A new addition this year will be a fishing gear and tackle swap, where anyone interested in bringing extra fishing items can sell them or purchase from others with no charge beyond the asking price. For further news of the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the AOMCI, please visit our website: http://www.mohawkhudsonaomci.4t. com/. For information about the national organization, please visit their website at www.aomci.org.
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“Life begins at retirement.” ~Author Unknown The Town of East Greenbush along with the East Greenbush Police Department would like to thank Detective Joseph DeSeve for 38 years of dedication and service. This week Det. DeSeve hangs up his uniform one last time as he announces his retirement. Detective DeSeve joined EGPD in May 1974. Det. DeSeve has been deeply involved in our community, and we believe that he has been a positive influence for the youth of the community for years. Det. DeSeve was appointed to Juvenile Officer in 1980. In 1985, Det. DeSeve attended a training program in behavior modification and drug prevention which was implemented into the East Greenbush School District from 19851988. He attended the first NYS sponsored D.A.R.E training program in 1989, which was then brought to the school where it continues today. Det. DeSeve was appointed to Juvenile Detective in 1990, Detective in 1994 and in 2003 officially appointed to head of both the Detective and Juvenile Units with East Greenbush Police Department. It is with utmost respect that we thank Detective DeSeve for his service with the Town. The Community and Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2012 Summer Camp exceeded our expectations this year! Attendance was above and beyond past years. The department has received positive feedback responses from parents regarding the wonderful staff, as well as the activities that were planned for the camp this year. Kudos goes out to each and every staff member. Along with the success of the first session of the Summer Camp, we would also like to announce another year of Music in the Park. Music in the Park is located in Onderdonk Park, Hampton Ave, across from Hampton Manor Lake from 6-8pm. This year bands include: White Water - August 14th; Triskelle - August 21st; The 3 Jay’s - August 28th. Feel free to bring a lawn chair to sit back and relax and listen to the sensational artists. We encourage friends, families and neighbors to join together in celebrating the summer season in our very own community!! We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. As we enter the last half of summer, we hope that everyone will continue to enjoy the warm weather and each other. Only a few more weeks left until school is back in session.
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TROLLEY TOUR OF HISTORIC RENSSELAER The Friends of the Rensselaer City Library are sponsoring a fundraiser trolley tour of historical sites in the City of Rensselaer on September 15, 2012. Tour times are 11:00 AM, 12 Noon, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM. Tickets will be available after 8/1, prices are $12.00 per person in advance and $15.00 on the day of the tour. To get yours, send a check payable to Friends of the Rensselaer City Library along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Jean Francois, 7 Forbes Ave. Rensselaer, NY 12144. There are only 26 seats on each tour, so don’t wait to get your tickets for the time you want to go. This event will take place during the Fort Crailo Harvest Faire, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information, call Mary Lou Knox at 2830814.
LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE DEAN’S LIST The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., today announced that the following local residents were among 794 students named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester: Margaret Allen of Rensselaer; Nourah Alsheweir of Rensselaer; Leanne Barscz of Troy; Sydney Bashford of Troy; Christine Baumeister of Wynantskill; Kristin Bent of Wynantskill; Tabatha Biggane of Rensselaer; Courtney Bigness of Rensselaer; Lindsay Bonesteel of Troy; MacKenzie Burke of Rensselaer; Joshua Casano of Troy; Stephanie Clowe of Wynantskill; Daniel Cobbins of Troy; Jenna Collins of Nassau; Zachary Crain of Rensselaer; Katie Cummings of Castleton on Hudson; Amanda Czech of East Greenbush; Jenna Davey of Troy; Annie Delano of Schaghticoke; Kristen Ernest of Sand Lake; Rita Fisher of Rensselaer; Aerica Fredricks of Troy; Ashley Fuda of Castleton; Kevin Gannon of Johnsonville; John Gezzo of Troy; Phillip Giarrusso of Stephentown; Janet Glaude of Troy; Justine Glynn of Valley Falls; Stefanie Green of Troy; Allison Griffin of Troy; Gerard Jacques of Troy; Taylor Johnston of Buskirk; Malana Jojo of Melrose; Tina Kellar of East Greenbush; Marissa Kilkenny of Troy; Zhaleh LaLiberte-Lavasani of Troy; Carina Mahar of East Greenbush; Kellie Maisenbacher of Troy; Alison McGrath of Troy; Kerry McNamara of Poestenkill; Sarah Middleton of Hoosick Falls; Christopher Miller of Averill Park; Kerrin Moon of Troy; Amanda Oligny of Stephentown; Carolyn Perrotta of Troy; Jessica Pipino of Schaghticoke; Kara Sheldon of Rensselaer; Katherine Siegel of East Greenbush; Rachael Spica of East Schodack; Ashley Sweet of Melrose; Kaitlyn Tate of Eagle Bridge; Devon Wade of Troy; Brittany Wells of Troy; Tiffany White of Rensselaer; Alexandra Wickham of Troy; Jeffrey Williams of Rensselaer. Full-time students who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester gradepoint average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, Incomplete or Pass/Fail are eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List.
AP BOARD OF EDUCATION UPDATE Dear Averill Park Community Members, As the district continues to optimize resources for the upcoming school year, we want to share with you an update. Jim Hoffman, our new Superintendent, is transitioning well into his position. A couple team building meetings with the board are being scheduled and Jim is busy getting to know the staff. Administrators have been attending meetings at Questar to better understand the Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) parameters. Teachers and Administrators are assisting with defining the APPR plan to be submitted to the State Education Department. This represents a tremendous amount of work. More details will be shared once finalized. Modified sports have been re-instituted for this year. Cuts in State Aid have made it increasingly difficult for districts to support the extracurricular activities. Discussions will begin to determine how to support these activities going forward. In an ideal world, it will be a combination of the school district with the support of local interest groups. The district received $40,000 in bullet aid, earmarked for Special Education, from Senator McDonald.. We appreciate the Senator’s efforts and are finalizing the most effective use of these funds. In addition, the district received a $30,000 Japan Foundation grant, which will return a part-time foreign language teacher. The Board would like to thank the administration as well as the teacher and administrator unions for reaching agreements (contracts available on the district website). Their efforts are appreciated as we all work together to provide the best educational opportunities for our students. Next board meeting is on Tuesday, August 14, in the district office board room. Check our website, http://www.averillpark.k12.ny.us/, for additional information.
REMEMBERING ABE LINCOLN’S POLITICAL AXIOM Letter to the Editor: I have read Mr. Crawmer’s entertaining, enlightening (in a way, I suppose), and always humorous letters for many years. I have, however motivated I might have been to comment dozens of times, but, remembering a mind like his, a steel trap, doesn’t open, never bothered. The last admonishment in his most recent letter of August 2, though, almost made me spit out my coffee in laughter: “Remember Abraham Lincoln’s old political axiom: ’Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.’” After probably twenty years of political drivel spewing practically weekly from Mr. Crawmer’s prolific pen, I wonder if that Mensa mind still recognizes irony, especially in its crystal purity as he exhibited. One can only hope! ~ Tom Thornton, Schodack Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.
Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau will hold a Texas Hold’em on Saturday, August 11th. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 6PM. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 766-3970.
NO COST CANCER SCREENING No health insurance? Don’t miss your mammogram! A no cost cancer screening for women 40 and older will be held on Wednesday, August 15th, from 4-6PM, at the Seton Health - Massry Center 147 Hoosick St., Troy. Call Jennifer at the Cancer Services Program - 454-4013
TROY LIBRARY GENEALOGY WORKSHOP The Troy Public Library is pleased to announce a Beginning Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, September 15th, at 11 a.m. at the Main Library. Lisa Dougherty, a volunteer at the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany, a former volunteer at the National Archives and Records Administration in Pittsfield, MA and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists will offer some tips for starting research on your family tree. The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so please call the library at 274-7071 to register. The library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.
HELEN ROWE NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST Helen Rowe, daughter of Robert Buckley and Jennifer Rowe, of Troy, has been named to the 2011-12 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a minimum 3.4 grade point average.
E.G. CHIROPRACTIC ANNOUNCES NEW TEAM MEMBER East Greenbush Chiropractic is proud to introduce our new team member Dr. Grace Hui Gao, TCMD, [http://Lic.Ac] Lic.Ac. Dr. Grace is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor and an acupuncturist licensed by the State of New York. She graduated from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and has practiced for over 17 years at the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is the National Clinic Research Center of Acupuncture in China. Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning.
AREA STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT PAUL SMITH’S COLLEGE The following area students were named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College during the spring 2012 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction: Nathan Piche of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; Piche majors in parks, recreation and facilities management. Piche was also named an Adirondack Scholar, having achieved a cumulative average of at least 3.8; Stephen Angrisano of Valley Falls, N.Y.; Angrisano majors in culinary arts and service management; Heather Mason of Castleton, N.Y.; Mason majors in fisheries and wildlife sciences; Llewellyn Palmer of Berlin, N.Y.; Palmer majors in parks, recreation and facilities management; Robert Pearson of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; Pearson majors in forest recreation resource management; and Amy Rogers of Troy, N.Y.; Rogers majors in food service and beverage management.
TEXTILES OF THE 19TH CENTURY AT GRAFTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING Would you like to learn more about your antique quilt? Or clothing and other textiles of the 19th century? Kris Driessen, a quilt and textile historian and teacher will present a program on these everyday items at the August meeting of the Grafton Historical Society. Kris’s lectures on our quilting heritage feature antique and vintage quilts and clothing from her own collection. No white gloves needed for this collection! Everything she brings can be touched and examined closely. Kris encourages audience participation and discussion, and welcomes quilts for show and tell. Kris Driessen of Albany, NY is an accomplished quiltmaker, quilt historian, quilting teacher, author, researcher, and lecturer. Her articles on dating, cleaning and just plain appreciating antique and vintage textiles have appeared in many publications. Please join us for this sure fire hit program on Wednesday, August 15th, at 7PM at the Grafton Town Hall. This program is free and the public is invited to attend. Contact Anne Kiely at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. www.graftonny.org/wordpress/historical
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LA SALLE GRADUATE COMES BACK TO SPEAK TO BASKETBALL CAMPERS
E. G. GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2013 TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS: 8/10 AND 8/12 EGGSL is looking for girls for our travel teams in age groups 10 and under (10U), 12 and under (12U), 14 and under (14U), and 16 and under (16U). These teams participate in a more competitive environment by playing against other area travel teams and participating in many local and out-of-town tournaments. You must attend both tryouts. Tryouts will be held at the EGGSL fields, Gilligan Road, East Greenbush on August 10th and 12th. Keep checking egsoftball.org for times. For more information, contact Teresa Swartz at email@example.com.
MAPLE HILL MODIFIED SPORTS FUNDRAISER Please join us on the Dutch Apple for a Dinner Cruise, August 26th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes a 3 hour cruise, buffet dinner and entertainment (cash bar available), Must be 21 years old to attend. Come support Maple Hill Sports and have a wonderful evening out. Deadline to purchase tickets is August 12th. For additional information or tickets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is open to anyone that would like to support…community members, grandparents, parents & friends! Don’t miss a great time and opportunity to help save our modified sports program!
La Salle graduate Ted Hotaling ’91 who is now the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of New Haven. Ted came back to LSI to help out at current LSI Basketball Coach Steve Sgambelluri’s camp. Ted Hotaling has been all over the world playing basketball. Tuesday he came back to where it really all started. A graduate of the Class of 1991 from La Salle Institute in Troy, NY, Ted Hotaling and Ted Hotaling, the current Steve Sgambelluri Head Coach of Men’s Basketball for the University of New Haven (CT.) Chargers, was in the gym for current La Salle Institute Varsity Basketball Coach Steve Sgambelluri’s summer camp. Hotaling started speaking to the 30-plus high school campers by joking how he was hesitant to come because of how Sgambelluri’s playoff game-tying 3-pointer for Saint Rose against a young assistant coach named Hotaling still haunts him. Hotaling praised Sgambelluri as a player and coach and wished the Cadets the best of luck in the coming season. Hotaling guided the campers in a few drills on shooting, passing, catching, and ball control, and also left them with a few words of advice for going forward in the game of basketball and school. He stressed some points that he uses at UNH: “becoming is better than being,” and be a growth mindset player not a fixed mindset player - enjoy the mindset of becoming better in all aspects. Hotaling is returning to New Haven for his 3rd season as Head Coach.
ELECTRIC CITY BOMBERS 14U BLACK SOFTBALL TEAM TRY-OUTS Electric City Bombers 14u-Black Softball Team will be holding try-outs for our upcoming season on Saturday, 8/11 & Sunday, 8/12 from 9am to 12pm; and on Wednesday, 8/15 from 6 8pm at the Union College softball field. Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration - Please call Greg Hart with any questions or in case of inclement weather 518322-9079 or check the website eteamz.com/electriccitybombers/
B.L.C.C. HUTCHINS’ GOLF LEAGUE
After sixteen weeks of play in the Alan Hutchins’ Memorial Golf League at Burden lake C. C., the standings are as follows: 1st place - Team #2 Chuck Bennison 250.5pts; 2nd place - Team #3 Dave DeGenero 244 pts; 3rd place - Team #5 - Brian Hampson 224 pts; 4th place - Team #7 Tom Connor 222 pts; 5th place - Team #1 Dan Ireland 213 pts; 6th place - Team #8 - Scott Delisle 188 pts; 7th place - Team #6 Jason Cooper 187.5 pts; 8th place - Team #4 Tom Murphy 184.5 pts. Low scores by flights: 1 - Dave DeGenero & Brian Hampson 37; 2 - Clint Dawley & Ron Choquette 39; 3 - Mike Bottillo 37; 4 - Steve Langan 38; 5 - Nick Valenze 38; 6 - Cutter Warner 38; 7 - Bill Haupt 39; 8 - Mark Minehan 41; 9 - Ralph Robertson 40; 10 - Dom Testo 45; 11 - Larry Herzog 42; 12 - Bill Held 46; 13 - Charlie Mamone 53. Other low scores: 38 - Jason Cooper & Tom Murphy; 39 - Dan Nichols, Ross Edwards, Chuck Bennison & Peter Sennett; 40 Mike Pendergast, Jr., Jack Rodzwell & Mark Quinn; 41 - Rob Zalucky, Tom Connor, Russ Singleton, Steve Whitbeck & Mark Minehan; 42 - Scott Delisle, Wally Tuxzynski, Jay Zalucky, Wayne Mizerak, Steve Quillinan, Sr., Bill Madsen, Karl Morrison, Phil Laya, Bob Carl & Sil Martinage; 43 - Jess Carey, Mike Pendergast, Sr., Dave Joslin & Jim Moloney; 44 - Archie Robinson, Fred Nero, Geoff Horine & Steve Bermas; 45 - Rich Simon, Peter Gustafson, Sal Mamone, Carl Ricci, Bill Kirtsos, Steve Engel & Jack Rogers; 46 - Jim Kosakoski, Jim Jewell, Joe Taddeo, Peter Toth, Mike Bastian, John Keeler, Dave Halloran & Jack Huerter.
The Fitness Coach presents the Bicentennial Dash on Saturday, August 25th, at 1PM at the Westfall Village, RT 43 in West Sand Lake. Course Description: 2 mi. mostly on trails w/scenic rolling hills walkers are welcome; Registration Fee: $10, $20 if you a shirt; Late Registration: $15 (day of race); Race Day Registration: 11:30-12:30; Checks payable to: Fitness Coach; Mail to: Fitness Coach, 20 VanBuren Avenue, East Greenbush, NY 12061; Phone: 518-674-8629. —————————————————————————————— Name _______________________Age _______ Sex (M/___
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Address__________________________________________ City______________________ State_________ Zip______ Phone Number ______________ Shirt size S M L XL Shirts to ONLY those who pre-registered before 8/20 RELEASE: In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators, and assignees, I hereby release myself and discharge: the Fitness Coach from any and all claims for damages and causes of action arising from or out of my participation in the Fitness Coach’s Bicentennial Dash. The undersigned hereby agrees to assume the risk of injury in its entirety regardless of cause. Signature______________________________ Date_________ Signature of Parent (if under 18)________________________
GREENBUSH SOCCER FALL REGISTRATION Greenbush Soccer’s recreation program is open to participants ages 4 to 12. It is a noncompetitive, fun soccer experience for kids. The program offers organized nonresult oriented play. Fall season will run from September 8th through October 27th. Games may be scheduled on any day of the week with the majority of the games being played on Saturdays. Players receive a team shirt and participation award. For more information, go to our website at Greenbush soccer.org or e-mail Josh Sabo at judgesabo soccer@ gmail.com. Registration closes August 15th.
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LADY ROYALS 2013 TRYOUTS The Lady Royals 16u fastpitch softball team will be holding tryouts on August 19th and 26th at the Frear Park ball fields on North Lake Avenue in Troy. Tryouts will start at 10 a.m. sharp. Any questions, please contact Matt Johnson, 283-5984, or John Debboli, 272-7734.
DEVIL CATS BASEBALL OPEN TRYOUTS The Devil Cats located in North Greenbush which provides competitive travel baseball for local players from Averill Park, East Greenbush, Rensselaer, and Troy will hold open tryouts for the following age groups at the Williams Road field. Saturday, August 18, 2012: 9u and 10u - 9:00am - 12:30; 11u - 12u - 12:30 - 3:00; 16u - 17u - 3:30 - 6:00. Sunday, August 19, 2012: 13u - 9:00am - 12:30; 14u 1:00 - 3:00; 15u - 3:30 - 5:30. If you cannot attend, but would like to be considered for the 2013 teams, please contact Matthew Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TT LITTLE LEAGUE FALL BALL 2012 Registration is now open for the 2012 Fall Ball season. This year Twin Town Little League will be offering Fall Ball for Farm (7-8 yrs old), Minors (9/10 yrs old), Majors (11-12 yrs old) and a new level (50/70) for players that are 13 years of age. This new level was approved by Little League International in May 2012 as a new division for the Spring 2013 season. The 50/70 division will feature a pitching distance of 50 feet and base paths of 70 feet. The program runs for 7 weeks on Saturdays only beginning Saturday, September 8. Games will be played at the Poestenkill Complex. Registration fees are $40 for one player, $65 for two players and $85 for three or more players. If you are interested in playing, please register using our on-line registration system located on the league website www.ttll.com. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or contact John Paris, 7274135.
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283-5803 • www.jmspartyrentals.com OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR ROY McDONALD Dear Senator McDonald: On behalf of the Board of Education, the administration and staff, as well as students, parents and the community, I would like to thank you for your efforts on behalf of your constituents. Specifically, we are very grateful for the $40,000 you have been able to secure for our district to offset special education costs and reductions for the 20122013 school year. It is gratifying to know that you understand the importance of educating all of our children, including those with disabilities. As you know, these programs are often very costly, but worth the effort to raise the ability levels of all students. Your long-time support of our district, coupled with your understanding of the need for students to gain the skills necessary to be successful following their scholastic career made us proud to see your encouragement of our efforts through this funding. As always, you have a standing invitation to visit us whenever you wish. We know that you promote quality education throughout the 43rd Senate District, and that we can count upon your support in these difficult economic times. Thanks again, and I hope you will be able to find time in your busy schedule to visit the district. Sincerely, James D. Hoffman, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
A WYNANTSKILL LANDMARK As you drive through Wynantskill, you may notice an empty building which formerly was Roxy Cleaners. While this may not be a “landmark” as mentioned in the title, the building that preceded it certainly was. A Troy Times Record newspaper article from December 1959 tells the story. “Once again the old makes way for the new as another of our landmarks soon will be replaced with a modern building. The Van der Zee house, or more recently known as the Film house, which is located on Main Avenue and Orchard Terrace, has been purchased by a firm which plans to erect a dry cleaners there. Already the former service station has been razed and work has been started on the new building. Mrs. George Film, former owner of the house is the daughter of Edgar Van der Zee, who purchased the property about 73 years ago from Miss Molly Twiss, whose father was an Indian Trader. At that time, the Twiss farm covered the area from Orchard Terrace to Bellemead Street and extended back into the woods. Mrs. Van der Zee owned and operated a grocery store on Fifth Avenue in Troy, opposite the county jail. Desiring to purchase some land in the country he approached Miss Twiss for a section of her property. At first she was reluctant to sell, but when foreclosure was threatened, Miss Twiss offered Mr. Van der Zee a tenant house, which was located behind the present house, and almost an acre of land. About 1888, the Van der Zee’s brother was engaged to build the house. Mrs. Film has lived in the old homestead since she was 6 years old and with her sister attended the Wynantskill Public School, which was located on Church Street. Mrs. Film recalls dressing up in Indian costumes which were loaned by Miss Twiss for church plays. She favored especially an authentic war bonnet, which was in that family’s possession. Mrs. Film was married in the old homestead in 1903. The family then moved to Nebraska and to Wyoming where Mr. Film held a position with the Union Pacific Railroad. The family moved back to Wynantskill due to family illness.” So a Wynantskill landmark was taken down for a dry cleaner and now is an empty building. Progress?
18th ANNUAL POESTENKILL FIRE COMPANY CAR SHOW The 18th Annual Poestenkill Fire Company Car Show will be held on Sunday, August 12th, at the Poestenkill Firehouse. There will be food, refreshments, vendors and door prizes. Free parking is available and the show is free to spectators. Dash plaques will be handed out for the first 250 cars. Class trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place as well as other special trophies. Judging will be done by participants until 1PM. Day show registration is $10, from 8AM to 12Noon (no exceptions). Music by the K-Man, rain or shine. For further information, please call John at 598-2371.
BEGINNER CLOGGING DANCE LESSONS If you are 7 or older, come join the Hill Country Cloggers for a: 12-Week Beginner Clogging Class; Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012; Time: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Location: Brittonkill Central School (in Brunswick). This is a great opportunity to learn a new dance, meet new people and have fun while exercising. The class is designed so everyone can follow the steps, but challenging enough so people feel like they are dancing! Great family fun! For more information and to register, call Fran Beaudoin at 279-3067.
WYNANTSKILL BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ATTEND ANNUAL BOARD RETREAT The Wynantskill Union Free School District Board of Education will be conducting its Annual Retreat on Friday, August 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Office of Questar BOCES. The purpose of this retreat is to review and develop goals for the district.
TVHS STUDENTS PLAN TRIP TO HAITI A group of Tech Valley High School students is planning a relief mission to Haiti in early 2013. The students hope to join teacher Leah Penniman in bringing fruit trees and a lesson on how to plant them properly to the people of Haiti. The students will travel to Cormier, Leogone in Haiti to help the residents recover from a devastating earthquake that struck the impoverished country in 2010. Pre-existing problems of poverty and environmental devastation were further amplified by the natural disaster, and many residents continue to struggle to regain control of their lives, attain basic subsistence, and to heal the emotional wounds inflicted from so much loss, said Penniman, who undertook a mission trip to the region last year bringing another TVHS student project to the people there. The trip will be the culmination of a project undertaken by TVHS students to design a reforestation project that includes development of the optimal planting strategies, forest mapping, and business planning to ensure that the fruit crop results in livelihood enhancement for the farmers as well as soil conservation and ecological wellness for the land. The strategies will be grounded in the needs, ideas, and visions of Haitians and based on successful reforestation projects in Haiti that were sustainable over the long term and benefited all community members, including the landless, Penniman said. She and the estimated six students who will go to Haiti will bring the project and donations to Haiti in February of 2013 where they will work side by side with the farmers of Cormier and to co-facilitate the forestry training. “We view this as a fantastic opportunity to not only teach the students about science and agriculture, but the world and to open their eyes to the conditions so many people exist in,” said Principal Dan Liebert.
The Nassau American Legion Post #1268 is having a Craft Fair on Saturday, August 18th. Vendors Welcome, $25 a space. Have tables to rent if needed for $5. Call Bill for more information 766-9171.
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FIGHT FLEAS During its two to three week average life, a single flea will lay hundreds of eggs. Failing to stop the re-infestation cycle could make eliminating the problem nearly impossible. When fleas strike, nip the problem in the bud immediately. Keep your pet groomed and use a topical treatment monthly. Wash pet bedding, vacuum rugs and carpets, and spray your yard. The good news is that keeping pets flea-free is easier now, with topical treatments that kill fleas and ticks quickly. Just be sure to weigh your pet carefully to ensure the correct dosage. Don’t guess your pet’s weight!
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SAND LAKE DOG CONTROL Reminders: Dogs are not allowed to run at large, dogs are not allowed to bark continuously. All dogs should be licensed. For complete document re: Town Law, contact my office. ~Barbara A. Biittig (518) 6742026 Ext 22 - Town of Sand Lake Town Clerk
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CAPP ADOPTION CLINIC - REDUCED ADOPTION FEES FOR CATS/KITTENS! CAPP adoption clinic at Healthy Pet Center, Route 4, N. Greenbush, Sat., Aug. 11, 11-12:30. Come meet our dogs featured on Pet Connection! CAPP dogs (many at the Saturday clinic): Mostly Aussie mix M (blue merle); Chihuahua/Pug M; Hound mix F; Pointer mix M; Pomeranians 2F; Shar-Pei F (flowered bl/wh); Terrier/Pom F. For pictures/ descriptions of CAPP dogs: www.capp-petfinder.com Many CAPP adult cats and kittens ready for new homes at Healthy Pet Centers in N. Greenbush and Delaware Ave., Delmar, with reduced adoption fees in August: adult cats $25 and kittens $50!
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12th ANNUAL LOBSTER OR STEAK BAKE Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star, in East Greenbush is holding their 12th annual Lobster or Steak Bake on Saturday, August 18th, from 4 – 6 p.m. You may eat in or take out. The cost is $25 and reservations with money are required and binding. The menu includes: lobster or steak, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Reservations may be placed by calling Emily at 438-6707, Barbara at 477-7127 or Nancy at 477-7101. Deadline for reservations is August 13th. Take-out orders can be picked up at the Masonic Temple, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush after 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 18th.
ANNUAL MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BARBECUE The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding their Annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, August 11. The church is located at the junction of Muitzeskill Road and Schodack Landing Road in the Town of Schodack. The Mini-Market opens at 9:00 am, while the barbecue will be served from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. The donation for the barbecue is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Reservations are not required, but the barbecue is served on a first come, first served basis. Take out is available. For further information, call 732-7500.
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KIWANIS SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, August 11th, from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. Cost per meal is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, children under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are available by calling 674-3677. Proceeds will aid Kiwanis supported projects. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
FLAPJACK BREAKFAST Rensselaer Eagles Ladies Aux. #4446, is sponsoring a FLAPJACK BREAKFAST on August 11th from 8AM to 10AM at the Applebee’s located at 594 North Greenbush Road. Cost is $6.60 per person. To benefit St. Peter’s Neonatal Care Unit.
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Sullivan Jones VFW located on Veterans Road in Poestenkill will hold a Buffet Breakfast on Sunday, August 12th, from 8AM to 11AM. Breakfast includes: Eggs, homefries, pancakes, French toast sticks, fruit, toast, sausage, coffee, tea, etc. Cost is $7/ Adults, $3/Children 6 yrs to 12 yrs and Children under 5 are free.
The Stephentown Valley Rod & Gun Club will be holding their Annual Lobster Bake on August 18th from 1PM to 8PM on RT 43 in West Stephentown. Tickets are: $40 for Lobster Bake and BBQ and $25 for BBQ only. BBQ includes: Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage & Peppers, Chowder, Corn, Raw Clams, Draft Beer, Wine and Soda. Lobster Bake includes: Lobster, 1/2 Chicken, White & Sweet Potatoes, Sausage, Corn and Steamed Clams. Games, Door Prizes, Raffles and Good Times. Contact a member or call the club for tickets. Phone 766-5350.
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(LET’S HAVE A PICNIC) On Wednesday, August 15th, The Edward C. Swartz Senior Center is having their “It’s Too Hot” Special Dinner. This Special Dinner, as is all of our meals at the senior center, open to all seniors. The meal is served at 12:00 noon with a menu of a Cold Plate consisting of Sea Legs Salad on Bed of Lettuce, Macaroni Salad, Marinated Tomato and Onion Salad, Whole Wheat Bread and Ice Cream for Dessert. “Santa Lucia” will provide a variety of music for our enjoyment. Refreshments will be served by our senior volunteers following the entertainment. For reservations or more information, please call 477-6581.
Troy Boys & Girls Club is hosting their 3rd Annual Troy Restaurant Tour on Tuesday, August 28, from 6pm-9pm at multiple restaurants in downtown Troy. The Tour will feature menu items to sample from some of Troy’s fantastic downtown restaurants while strolling the historic downtown! Guests will sample the featured menu offerings at each of the participating venues that evening for only $20 per person in advance. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services at Troy Boys & Girls Club. Previous participating restaurants included: Bootleggers, Brown’s Brewing Company, Broadway Brew Biergarten, Daisy Bakers, DeFazio’s, Dinosaur Barbeque, D.P. Dough, Famous Lunch, Francesca’s, Lo Porto’s, The Ruck and more! Guests will receive their map and menu of the participating venues that evening. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sharon Smith, Troy Boys & Girls Club at 274-3781.
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The Bobbie Arsenault Memorial Event will be sponsoring a Giffy’s Chicken BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, August 18th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Butler Park, Gettle Road in Averill Park under the pavilion, rain or shine. Dinner will be eat-in or take-out. The cost is $12 for half a chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, cookie & beverage. Please reserve your dinner by August 10th with Bob Arsenault at 944-5347 or 283-9405 and receive a free raffle ticket for a 40" LCD flat screen TV. The Memorial Event is free of charge and will be from 1:00pm – 7:30pm with live music provided by Ricochet, 5 O’clock Charlie and Diego, Car Show (1pm-5pm), Raffles, Silent Auction, 50/50 and more. All proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NENY.
The North Chatham Fire Company located at 653 Route 32 will hold a Chicken Barbecue on August 18th. Menu: BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn, Applesauce, Rolls and Beverages. Donation $10. Take-outs available and Serving from 4PM to 7PM. Reservations are suggested. Call 766-3344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHERN TIER SENIORS 36th ANNIVERSARY DINNER DANCE The Edward C. Swartz Southern Tier Seniors 36th Anniversary Dinner Dance will be held Sunday, August 19, 2012, from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Senior Center. We will enjoy a Roast Turkey Dinner with Potato, Dressing, Salad and Dessert prepared by Jimmy Casey’s Restaurant. Music for the afternoon will be provided by Joe C Pro-Sound. Along with our celebration, we will introduce our newly elected “Senior of the Year” Aubrey Primeau. Aubrey is a long-time resident in our community and has been a member of the Schodack and Sand Lake Senior Clubs for many years. Aubrey has served our senior center as President, Vice President, PAC representative, Chairperson and organizer of our annual BBQ. Aubrey has always been available to give a helping hand to all of our seniors at the center. Aubrey is long overdue to be recognized as “Senior of the Year”. Please join us for a delicious meal, music and celebration. For more information, call 477-6581.
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PANCAKE BREAKFAST The North Greenbush American Legion located at 111 Main Avenue in Wynantskill will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on August 19th from 8:30AM till 11:30AM. Prices are $7/Adults; kids under 12/$4 and under 4 are free. Menu includes: pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee or tea, and orange or cranberry juice or milk.
24th ANNUAL PIG ROAST On Saturday, August 18, the Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company Inc. will hold its 24th Annual Pig Roast on the firehouse grounds located just off Route 20 in the hamlet of Brainard, NY. Doors will open at 1PM and the afternoon will be filled with fun events, including door prizes and games as well as hot dogs, sausage/hamburgers and drinks, all the while the ‘whole pig’ covered with foil, will be roasting on the spit in view of the attendees. About 5PM, the Roast will be served including baked potato, applesauce, corn on the cob, and of course, the pork - all followed by ice cream with your choice of strawberry or chocolate sauce. Tickets may be reserved by calling 518-766-3815 at a cost of $20. for adults and $10 for children 5-12. The event is held under cover of the large pavilion in the rear of the firehouse. Completing the event will be a large raffle and members are currently canvassing the area residents to offer them an opportunity to support this project with the purchase of tickets for which prizes have been donated by area merchants. Special thanks to those merchants who include Jackson’s Old Chatham House, Thoma Tire and Antiques at Bailey’s in Nassau, Lebanon Valley Speedway, Angel’s Trumpet Flowers and Gifts, Mario’s Restaurant and Hermon T. Huntley Insurance Agency all in New Lebanon, as well as Curtis Lumber in Schodack. Additional door and game prizes will be distributed during the event.
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UPSTATE NEW YORK HOSTA SOCIETY ANNUAL SALE The Upstate New York Hosta Society will be holding its annual hosta sale at Fadden’s Nursery (1140 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY) on Saturday, August 11th, from 9am-12pm. Proceeds from the sale are used to provide educational programs for society members and the general public. Applications for membership will be available at the sale. Contact Pat Betterly with any questions at email@example.com. 518-487-3698.
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Melissa Sue Harris of Castleton graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in May with double major earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science and Bachelor’s of Science degree in Ecology. While at Plattsburgh she attended the prestigious Minor Institute and was Secretary of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science Club. Melissa was a 2008 graduate of Columbia High School and is the daughter of Rosanne and Andrew Harris.
CAP. DIST. FRIDAY FIELD GROUP OUTINGS The Capital District Friday Field Group is a mix of amateur and professional naturalists formed in 1993 that meets weekly on Fridays at 5:30PM thru September to explore natural feature of sites in the Capital Region. The trips are free and all are welcomed. Upcoming trips of the group in Rensselaer County planned for the 2012 season include: stream plants and animals of the Wynants Kill at Staalensen Preserve in Troy (August 24th); floodplain habitats along the Hoosic River Greenway Trail in Hoosick (Sept. 7th); and wetlands & rock outcrops of the Taconic Valley in Berlin & Stephentown (Sept. 21st). Contact David Hunt at 279-4124 for meeting places and trip details.
“HERB GARDENING 101” Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County presents the last class of this year’s Summer Gardening Programs. Admission is FREE. Program will be held at The Demonstration Garden, located at The Robert C. Parker School, 4254 Route 43, North Greenbush. • “Herb Gardening 101” - Tuesday, August 14th, from 7 to 8 PM. Come and see our Herb Garden! Divided into culinary, wellness/household, tea, and salad dressing beds, these useful plants are delightful to the senses. Our team of Master Gardeners will point out how these herbs can be grown, what they are used for, and how they can be picked, preserved and stored- all sure to turn you on to the powers of herbs. Rain or inclement weather at the start of the program may cancel it. Individuals with questions or special needs requiring accommodation should contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518) 272-4210. CCE provides equal program and employment opportunities.
SETTING LIVE CATCH ANIMAL TRAPS Nothing to it you might think. Got a squirrel on the roof, a rabbit in the garden? How about a ground hog making a hole in the lawn? Just acquire a trap and get him. Before you get involved in what may sound like an easy fix you may want to consider a few possibilities. First, just because you want to catch a rabbit doesn’t mean that is what you are going to catch. Raccoons, opossums and skunks are more frequently caught in traps than are rabbits and squirrels. It’s not about what food you put in the trap for your animal of choice, because some species will eat anything. Now that you’ve got him what government agency can you call that will come and drive him away at no cost to you? There aren’t any. It is illegal to trap and transport many species of wildlife without a license to do it. Yes, it is against the law. In the yellow pages under pest control, there are listings indicating wildlife capture. Those are the people to call before you set a trap. Trapped animals can bite badly. Even moving a trap containing a wild animal has inherent risks. Don’t do it. To release an animal: Get a blanket, hold it in front of yourself and move slowly toward the back of the trap. The less the trapped animal sees of you the better. Gently and silently put the blanket over the back and sides of the trap and reach around carefully and release the door. When the animal comes out, pick up your blanket and retreat backwards from the released animal slowly but deliberately, holding the blanket in front of you. I have lost count of the number of skunks and raccoons that I have released in this manner with no problem. Keep in mind that wild animals are animals too and deserve humane treatment. Yes, there are laws for this too. It is absolutely unconscionable (and not legal) to leave a wild animal in a trap without consideration for food, water and protection from the sun for hours on end. Before you engage in what sounds simple, easy and cheap, please consider that all might not go as planned. ~ Catherine Crawmer, Animal Control Officer 477-8230
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Limited Space Available in our “Kindergarten Readiness Groups” ~ 3 to 5 year olds
Call or Email to schedule a tour! VISIT OUR WEBSITE: discoveryplaceny.com 749 COLUMBIA TPK. EAST GREENBUSH • 479-1110 Between Enterprise and East Greenbush Diner
FUN FRIDAYS The Renss. Co.Historical Society (RCHS) presents a program for children ages 7 – 10, featuring hands-on activities, games and much more.The day runs from 9am – 4pm at RCHS located at 57 Second Street, Troy. • Upstairs Downstairs - Friday, August 17; We’ll spend the day discovering who lived and worked in the Hart-Cluett house. Registration deadline is one week prior to program. To register or for more information, call 518-272-7232 x12 or email Ilene Frank at ilenefrank@ rchsonline.org
Join us at our OPEN HOUSES Sun., Aug. 19th 3-5pm & Tues., Aug. 21st 6-8pm
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15 Tech Valley Dr., East Greenbush-Rt. 4 to Mannix Rd.
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477-2441 43 Mall, West Sand Lake or 1580 Columbia Turnpike, E. Greenbush www.isabelledance.com
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It’s never too early to register for 2013-14 classes for 3-5 yr olds.
Children’s Dance Program at HOPE 7 COMMUNITY CENTER 596 Pawling Ave, Troy •For Ages 2½ years-Teen •Beginners-Advanced
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World Adventure Week 8/13-8/17 Gymnastics Week III 8/20-8/24
Gymnastics Classes For: Boys, Girls & Adults 1 1/2 Year Olds & Up • Adult Fitness Programs • Parents’ Night Out Aug.12th Inflatable Birthday Parties! 3143 Rte. 9, Valatie • (518) 758-2554 www.kjsgymnastics.com
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In December 2010 a fire hit the former Brainard Bell on Route 20 causing severe damage in the rear of the building; however the portion nearest the road which housed the bell tower was saved. It was soon proposed that the historic Bell, which had tolled over the hamlet of Brainard for more than a century, be saved as a ‘monument’ to honor the service which the church had provided to the community. Several former members and friends of the church formed Save the Brainard Bell Inc. Committee and meetings were held with the United Methodist Church of Northeastern New York who had taken ownership of the property. When the church was demolished recently the Bell and Tower, were donated to the Committee. In May the Bell Committee voted to acquire the former church property and create The Brainard Bell Park. The Committee is now in the process of raising funds to buy the property, restore the bell tower and wheel and finalize installation in the park. If you would like to donate toward this project checks payable to Save the Brainard Bell Inc. may be mailed to PO Box 71, Brainard, NY 12024 and will be greatly appreciated.
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CLEANING OUT? If you’re cleaning out this summer or have garage sale leftovers, remember to save items for our Christmas/Toy Sale that will be held on November 17th at the American Legion Post 1489, located on Main Avenue in Wynantskill. Donations will be accepted after November 1st. Any questions, please contact Joy Alber at 817-9651.
The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop (1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets) will be open on Thursdays from 3 to 6PM; and on Saturday, August 11th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages. The Thrift Shop is handicapped-accessible and can be entered from the parking lot in the rear of the building.
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“SING WITH THE CHOIR” EVENT
SAVE THE DATE - NORTH GREENBUSH “HOME TOWN’ CELEBRATION
Come and sing with the West Stephentown Baptist Church Choir on August 12th at 6pm. This is not a concert…sheet music will be available. After our singing together we will enjoy an old fashioned Ice Cream Social. If you have any questions, please contact Beth at WSBCCHoirs@yahoo.com
Organized by the North Greenbush Kiwanis and the Town of North Greenbush - September 7th and September 8th, 2012. September 7th: 8 PM - 1 PM Crossfire September 8th: 4PM - 7PM Switch Band September 8th: 8PM - 11PM Back 40 Band Plenty of great foods, carnival rides, pony rides, demonstrations, and all new this year, North Greenbush will be honoring some “Home Town Hereos”. Watch for further announcements!
FREE WESTERN SQUARE DANCE LESSON
Reserve Your Posting on this Bulletin Board Today~ Call for Details and Rates 674-2841. 4th ANNUAL SARATOGA STROLL FOR EPILEPSY The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s 4th Annual Saratoga Stroll for Epilepsy will be held on Sunday, September 9th, at the Saratoga Spa State Park – Columbia Pavilion. Over the past three years, the event attracted 1,650 “strollers” and raised $180,000. Enjoy a “stroll” thru the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park while helping a great cause! Gather your family, friends, and co-workers to help raise awareness and funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m., Stroll starts at noon. Pre-registration preferred; register early and receive a free Saratoga Stroll for Epilepsy tshirt while supplies last! Registration fee is $25 per person ($30 day of event); children 12 and under are FREE. Enjoy live music and a bounce house for the kids immediately following the walk, along with a BBQ lunch compliments of Holiday Inn Resort Lake George. Other top sponsors to date include STAR 101.3, Valpak, Joe and Eileen Micheli, and Capital Region Living Magazine. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Donate, register and fundraise online at www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ efneny. Top fundraisers will receive a trophy! The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York provides direct services for people with epilepsy and their families in 22 counties, including the Capital Region, North Country, and Upper Hudson Valley. For more information, call Susan Kaczynski at the Epilepsy Foundation, (518) 456-7501, or visit our website at www.epilepsyfoundation.org/efneny.
REFUNDABLE BOTTLES FOR BREAST CANCER Rensselaer Eagles Aux #4446, 851 Broadway, Rensselaer, is collecting refundable bottles and cans for Breast Cancer. You can drop them off at 851 Broadway Rensselaer or call for a pick up at 436-4446. The Ladies Aux will be doing this until October 16, 2012. PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE is our MOTTO.
RESURRECTION Cut down by government forces, They were left for dead alongside the road. True, they were down, But, they were far from out. All it took was time, and The healing power of sun and water To bring them back again, Stronger than ever! Take a drive; see for yourself What’s really meant by natural beauty? You will see blue-eyed girls Again waiting for the mail. And by their sides Will be lace Miles of pretty white Marked with an occasional blood spot. Joining them in places will be clover, primrose and tall mullein. And just a bit farther off the road, Joe Pye Weed and ironweed. We have been re-blessed With a profusion of natural pulchritude. Do what you can to protect it; The next cut could be the last! ~ Lloyd Barnhart
CHICKEN BBQ AMERICAN LEGION POST 1021 Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 in Averill Park announces the 2012 Chicken BBQ Schedule: August 18th, September 15th and October 20th. For reservations, call 674-2309.
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Latham Circle Square Dance Club will offer a FREE Western Square Dance Lesson on Tuesday, September 11th, from 7PM to 8:30PM at the United Methodist Church, 568 Old Loudon Road (Rt-9) Latham. For further information, call Donna 518-674-3029.
N.G. TOWN BOARD MEETINGS The North Greenbush Town Board will meet in 2012 every second and fourth Thursday of the month with some exceptions. The Board meetings will take place at 7PM at the North Greenbush Town Offices, 2 Douglas St., Wynantskill, NY 12198. The North Greenbush Town Board Meetings are as follows: August 9, September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25, November 8, December 13. If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at 283-4306. ~Katie Connolly, Town Clerk Town of North Greenbush
AUDUBON NY PRAISES GOV. CUOMO & NATURE CONSERV. for LAND PROTECT. Finch-Pruyn acquisition critical to protecting forest habitat and economy; will enhance recreation opportunities and bird life for generations Albert E. Caccese, Executive Director of Audubon New York, the state program of the National Audubon Society, with 27 affiliated local Chapters and 50,000 members, released the following statement responding to Governor Cuomo’s historic Finch-Pruyn Land acquisition in the Adirondack Park “Audubon New York commends Governor Andrew Cuomo, Commissioner Joe Martens, and their staff for this monumental open space acquisition in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The Finch-Pryun agreement provides the right balance between protecting irreplaceable forest habitat and supporting the regional economy for the benefit of birds, the people who live there, and their visitors for generations to come. This agreement will help preserve critical breeding grounds for many forest dependent bird species, while providing amazing new recreational opportunities in the Adirondack Park, and we applaud The Nature Conservancy for their perseverance in making this historic opportunity possible.” To view a copy of the Governor’s Press Release: http:// www.governor.ny.gov/press/080512adirondackfinchpruynland
LA LECHE LEAGUE OFFERS MOTHER TO MOTHER SUPPORT FOR BREASTFEEDING We invite and encourage moms to attend meetings before their baby is born as well as after. We offer evening meetings for working pregnant moms, returning to work moms, as well as moms for whom an evening meeting just fits their schedule better. Our evening meetings are held 6:30 - 8pm at Greenbush Library on the following dates: Wed., 8/15, 9/19. Daytime meetings held 10am-11:30pm at the Blooming Grove Reformed Church in N. Greenbush on 8/ 14, 9/11. For more information about our group meetings, and how to reach a leader, we invite you to visit our website www.lll.biz.ly.
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Nassau 1 BR apt. $675. Heat and hot water included. No pets. Parking. Sec. deposit. 766-2384. New Lebanon 2 BR duplex with heat. No pets. Lease. $800. 4776222 Poestenkill, 1 BR $625 + sec. 2 BR $725+ sec. Heat and hot water included. No pets. 6747301
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The Brunswick Historical Society will sponsor a tag and bake sale on Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their headquarters, Garfield School, 605 Brunswick Road (Rt. 2) in Eagle Mills. You may reserve an 8x10 space for the tag sale for $20.00 by calling Sherry at 279-3325 (supply your own table). This event will be held rain or shine. The event will also feature our delicious homemade baked goods for sale. A beautiful antique quilt will be on display and tickets are available for this major fundraiser. Lunch wil l be available.
New Lebanon 2 BR mobile home, set up in park. No pets. Lease. $700. 477-6222
Wynantskill 1 BR apt. Suitable for single or couple. No smokers, no pets. $650+ utilities. 461-0722
HOUSE FOR RENT $775+ W. Stephentown, mobile home, 2BR, 1.5 BA, private lot, w/d hookup,carport, NP 766-5511 New Brunswick-Troy area. New 3 BR manufactured homes for rent. Access to NY and VT. Quiet hilly park, kit. appliance package, new pressure treated decks, storage shed, landscaped lot, paved driveway and walkway. Pets ok. $1000/month + sec. Call Bill 2799572 Rensselaer. 2 BR house. Fenced in yard, off street parking. $850 + utilities. 209-5271
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$875+ util. Nassau. Large 2 BR. No pets, no smoking. Security deposit. Broker/owner. 477-5288 1br apt. clean, quiet, secured, lg living rm, full size bedroom w/ closet, eat-in kit, o/s pkâ€™g, Lansingburgh, no dogs, $475+ sec. 237-2328 2BR So. Troy, no pets, newly refinished, $600+ utilities, 1st & last rent & security. 371-6965
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Averill Pk. 2nd flr 2 BR, suitable for 1 $750, utilities incl. Priv. prkâ€™g attic storage. 674-8729 East Greenbush 2 BR apt. with heat. No pets. Lease. $800. 4776222 East Greenbush, 1 BR, h/hw incl. garage, washer/dryer, sec. credit check. lease, NP. $715. 423-5212 EG 1BR $695. heat, h/w incl. Well maint., quiet complex. No pets, sec, refs, lease. 449-2122 Large 1BR, 1 person, heat & hot water incl. N/P, N/S, clean adult building, $800. 477-8453
$625. Nassau Vil., 2 BR, 1st floor, 1 parking space, N/P, N/S, lease, security. 766-3905 $650 1 BR upstairs. Heat and hot water included. 732-7670
$650 1BR country apt. Trout stream, garden, tile bath, HW flrs. hot water, heat,W/D incl., garage? No pets. 1/2hr Albany/Troy. No cabley 283-3896
Cape Cod time share. Sept. 22-28 Corner unit, sleeps 4. Overlooking Sound. Private beach, indoor/ outdoor pool. 272-4805. $750
Furnished house to share near Jiminy Peak. Laundry, parkng avail. Call for details 733-5641
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The Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10AM August 11th at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 146 First Street, Troy. The State Regent will be our speaker and light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. For more information about the DAR and eligibility, contact Regent Beth Roy at 237-4733.
ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF 2228-15th Street, LLC. Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: 2228-15th Street, LLC. SECOND: The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: Rensselaer. THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 2301 Fifteenth Street, Troy, New York 12180.
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NOTICE OF FORMATION. The name of the limited liability company is B-RADS BISTRO & CATERING LLC. The date of filing of the articles or the organization with the Secretary of State was May 14, 2012. The county in New York in which the office of the company is located is Rensselaer. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to B-Rads Bistro, 1812 Park Blvd., Troy, NY 12180.The business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activity permitted under the laws of the State of New York.
EAST GREENBUSH EQUITY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/30/2012. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 568 Columbia Tpke., East Greenbush, NY 12061, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. G.A. PERROTTI CONTRACTING LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/5/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 21 Grandview Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198. General Purposes. GANADRIAN FARMS, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 5/15/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1 Joe Ward Rd., Stephentown, NY 12168. General Purposes. GREENBUSH YOUGURT LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 06/26/2012. Off. Loc.:Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to THE LLC, 2 Gordon Court, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Name of LLC: LJ Construction LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 5/21/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 14 Mason St., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION (DOMESTIC) OF HOME EXTERIOR PROFESSIONALS LLC. Art. or Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (NS) on May 4, 2012, office location: Rensselaer County. The NS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NS shall mail process to: The LLC, 39 Sherman Ave, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of formation of a limited liability company (LLC)Name: Upstate Seamless Gutters LLC, Articles of Organization filed with The Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/18/2011. Office location: Albany County, SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail me a copy of process. To: Upstate Seamless Gutters LLC, 6 Lexington Rd. Cohoes, NY 12047. Purpose: Any lawful purpose Notice of Formation of AUNG Properties LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 05/04/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 126 George St., Green Island, NY 12183. Purpose: any lawful activity.
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477-1008 All professionals licensed by New York State are welcome to use this column to reach up to 53,000 households weekly. Rate for Advertiser South ~ $41.50 weekly; North ~ $26.00 weekly or Both ~ $51.65. 6x contract is required. Contact a sales rep at “The Advertiser” for assistance 674-2841
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: New Venture Recruiting L.L.C. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/6/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 33 Lakewood Place, Troy NY 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: LAW OFFICE OF SEBASTIAN P. PRZYBYLA, PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/20/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC, 1 Herbert Rd, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Law.
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME:99 WASHINGTON AVENUE LLC.Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/16/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 29 McDonald Avenue, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE of formation of limited liability company (LLC) for any legal purpose. The name of the LLC is ENSTAR RECYCLING, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on July 9, 2012. Office Location is Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at 777 Hoosick Road, Troy, New York 12180. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: GREEN DOOR SELF STORAGE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/26/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1536 Union Street, Schenectady, New York 12309. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.
Notice of Formation: United Development-12, LLC Art. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 6/29/12. Office location: Rennselaer County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 300 Jordan Road, Troy NY 12180. Purpose: all lawful activities. NOTICE OF FORMATION. The name of the limited liability company is J.M. Hollister Equipment Repair, LLC. The date of filing of the articles or the organization with the Secretary of State was May 17th 2012. The county in New York in which the office of the company is located is Rensselaer. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to the LLC, 22 Buckbee Road, Troy, New York 12180. The business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activity permitted under the laws of the State of New York. Notice of Formation: NG Suites, LLC Art. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 6/29/12. Office location: Rennselaer County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 300 Jordan Road, Troy NY 12180. Purpose: all lawful activities.
NOTICE OF FORMATION of CAPITAL COMBAT ZONE, LLC Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/3/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Joshua Sabo, Esq., 287 N Greenbush Rd., Troy, NY 12180. Principal business location: 99 Farrell Rd., Brunswick, NY 12182. Purpose: Any lawful activity
W.R.L. LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/16/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1817 State Rte 43, Averill Park, NY 12018. General Purposes.
Notice of Formation of Castle Home Builders, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/4/99. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Geneva Blvd., Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Elm Tree Holdings LLC Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/29/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Elm Court, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Fashion Confections, LLC Company. Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (NYSS) on 4/23/12. Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 19 Brocknick Lane, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 53-55 SECOND AVENUE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/16/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 29 McDonald Avenue, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: UPSTATE HOME BUYERS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/06/12. The latest date of dissolution is 06/09/2099. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1100 Madison Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of PRECISION TRANSCRIPTION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 06.22.12. Office location, County of Rensselaer. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 4 Beverly Drive, West Sand Lake, NY 12196. Purpose: any lawful act.
SITUATIONS WANTED Aides/ nurse available FT/ PT/ 24 hrs. Affordable. Cleaning service also available. 203-8723
CHILD CARE Childcare in my AP home. 2 F/T and after school openings. Reasonable rates. Lots of extras. 956-1243 East Greenbush mom. F/T. or P/T Infants +. Exp. Refs. 479-3601 Exp. mom wants to provide childcare in my Schodack Landing home. SCSD. Will provide a loving environment.with lots to do. Snack provided. 732-7345
Lic’d provider has FT/ PT openings in Sept. educational activities, arts, music & outdoor play, ages 2 & up. E.G. . 4771462 Snyders Lake mom wil babysit anytime. 892-7728 West Sand Lk mom has F/T openings. 20 yrs. exp. Refs. 6748693
SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR VETERANS HALL
Do you appreciate a Veteran? We do, too! Veterans Hall at the Schaghticoke Fairground is compiling a comprehensive list of Renss. Cty Veterans and needs the names of the men and women you know and love who have served their country since the Civil War. We are also accepting donations or loans of memorabilia to expand our “Honor a Veteran” display. Bring a Veteran to the Veterans Hall free Open House at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds on August 11-12, noon-4pm, and see what we’re doing for somebody you love. No charge. Call Jody 663-8156 or Kim 663-9970 for more information.
NOVENA THANKSGIVING NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help of the hopeless, pray for us.Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the 8th day your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. M.P.
EXPERIENCED LINE COOK/ ASSISTANT MANAGER UP TO $15.00/HR. Benefits After 6 Months Great Work Environment!
APPLY IN PERSON 1640 Columbia Tpke. Schodack
HELP WANTED ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-6519 H2o Solutions Carpenters helper with pickup truck. F/T.Call after 5pm 526-1604 Construction helper. Must have truck. Pay based on exp 465-0862 FT/PT Seasonal. Retail, Bakery, School Tour & Tasting Room. Apply in person Mon-Fri. 10-3 @ Goold Orchards, Schodack. Home Health Aide. Refs. required East Greenbush. 238-3357 Interim Health Care Hiring PCA’s & HHA’s. All days & hours available. Weekend differential paid. Must have solid work history, reliable car & driver’s license. Albany 452-3655,Ballston Lake 877-3811 Columbia County 6108145, Glens Falls 798-6811 E/O/E Organist or pianist. Sunday morning worship . Zion’s United Church of Christ, Sand Lake. 6748204
ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT! We have only 3 single spaces and 1 double space left for crafters only (no jewelry please) for the Greenbush Reformed Church’s Autumn Craft Fair on October 20th from 10am-3pm. The church is located at the corner of Columbia Turnpike and Hays Rd. Single spaces are $25. If you HELP WANTED are interested in participating, Seasonal office help 9-3, M-F. E. please contact the church Greenbush LIfetouch. Computer office at 477-6030 or Denise skills and customer service. Wright at dwright680@ Resume to: nycap.rr.com to request a cmarvin@Lifetouch.com contract.
Landscape/construction. Looking for reliable, hardworking person, clean driving record a must, experience pref. but will train 6742444 Live in PCA or HHA positions avail. 2 - 5 days per week. 11pm to 7am shifts also avail. Call Concepts of Health Care @ 8852020 Roasted Red Pepper Deli, E. Greenbush Plaza. Exp. a must, flex. hrs a must. Apply within. 2834485 Schodack/Castleton. Temp warehouse workers needed. FT/PT positions available. (25-40 hrs./wk) Aug. 13-Sept. 30. Job tasks incl textbook order fullfillment, receiving, shipping, inventory control, and general warehouse work. Call (518)336-2112 for details.
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Bradley Maintenance Service
•Tree Service •Backhoe Work Muddy Driveway Repair
Storm Clean Ups
674-2444 OUR 18TH YEAR
SAND LAKE SEPTIC •New Installations •Tank Cleaning/Repairs SPECIAL OCCASION PORTA-JOHN RENTAL
Scott Blair Owner/Operator
Pumping•Installations Repairs•Portable Restrooms Can’t Flush? Call Us!
67 4-0908 674-0908
~ Credit Cards Accepted ~ CWG Excavation & Timbering
EVENTS AT CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
•CONSTRUCTION •DEMOLITION •HOUSEHOLD CLEAN-UPS
LANDMARK TREE & LANDSCAPE
SERVICE Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Lot Clearing * Bucket Truck
BRUSH HOGGING Licensed / Insured • Charles Nagel
766-0995 • 610-0969
SEALCOATING Parking Lots Driveways Hot Tar Crack Sealing Call Rob Yetman
6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30 yard sizes Ed LaPlaca - W.S.L. cell phone 378-1080
ATV - MOTORCYCLE LAWN TRACTOR, REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, lawn tractor,. Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. CycleCarPartsRus.com 766-6621
$25 Discount on 3rd cord
10 -1 Ya 5-30 rd
APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378
$175 Unseasoned $240 Seasoned
•Tree Removal FULLY •Backhoe •Stump Grinding INSURED •Lot Clearing •Bucket Truck Service •Storm Damage Delivery of:
Music on the Lawn: Thursday, August 9th, at 6 PM, provided by the Friends of the Castleton Public Library! Join us on the lawn of the Village Hall for music, food and fun! Special Story Hour Guest on Thursday, August 9th, at 11:30 AM- Meet Lark, a Certified Canine Good Citizen & Certified Therapy Dog. A FREE Family Storytelling Event on Tuesday, August 14, @ 7 PM at the SCHODACK TOWN HALL. Co-sponsored by: Castleton Public Library, East Greenbush Community Library and Nassau Free Library. For more information and to register for the event, visit: www.eastgreenbush library.org. Teen Book Discussion on Wednesday, August 22, at 6 PM. Pick up your copy of LIFE AS WE KNEW IT by Susan Beth Pfeffer at the Castleton Public Library and join us for the teen book discussion on Wednesday, August 22, at 6 PM. For more information, contact www.castletonpubliclibrary.org or 518-732-0879.
Top Soil, Etc. OF WYNANTSKILL Steve Mason
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AAA RUBISHMAN 279-3306 ROLL-OFF DUMPSTER SERVICE Take $10.00 OFF Our Already Low Prices www.rubbishman.com
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FIREWOOD Cut, split & deliv. $200/ full cd, $285 cord & 1/2. 658-2089. Local
DECKS/PRESSURE WASHING keep your home and your deck clean. town or country. local cell. 618-8051
FIREWOOD Dry Pine & Spruce for outside stove $150 cord, 518-733-9020
DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $299(Incl. poor person app) Separation agreements avai. 2740380
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill Park (518)674-5222
DOG TRAINING In-Home. Day & evening appts. Avail. 7 days per week. 326-0553
Autos Wanted: Cash paid. Junk cars/trucks/vans. Free towing. No title needed. Fast, same day serv. John (518) 370-6166 or 768-3009
FIREWOOD $175 for unseasoned. $240 for seasoned. $25. Discount on 3rd cord. Credit cards accepted. 4237978
BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210 BOOKKEEPING Monthly/quarterly, your office or ours. All tax services. Experienced! 283-1818.
DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908
BUILDING & REMODELING 30 yrs exp. decks,basements, etc. All phases of construction, quality, guaranteed work, refs. 674-1969
DRYWALL Best Drywall, Insul., hanging, taping, painting, ref., ins. 7664203
Certified Chimney Sweep Cleaning, inspections, repairs for woodstoves, fireplaces, furnace chimneys. Don’t forget your dryer vent! Senior discounts. 372-1664 www.bluegoosecleaning.com
DUMPSTER RENTALS 6, 12, & 16 yard avail. Clean outs attics, b’ments, etc. Ray Mason 573-1133 Steve Mason 573-7464
CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444 CLEAN OUTS & HAULING For all your clean outs & hauling needs. Call 451-0531 CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 CLEANOUTS / JUNK REMOVAL Attics, basements, garages, demo, barn, sheds, pools, etc. Yard cleanups. 339-3369 COMPUTER REPAIR Reboot Computers. We fix PC & Macs. Low rates. (518) 326-0140 CONCRETE Sidewalks & driveways, chimney repairs, retaining walls, drainage systems & basement waterproofing, patios free ests., ins. Poestenkill Mountain Farms 605-8392 CONSTRUCTION On your side cont. No job too big, no job too small. Jay 330-2734
DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068
ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. 274-5100 EXCAVATING Small jobs, light excavating water lines, foundations & drainage. Basement water proofing. Poestenkill Mountain Farms 6058392 FENCING Backyard fencing, all types of fencing. Install/repair. 451-0531 FIREWOOD Mixed hardwood cut, split &. delivered. $170/cord. 265-4915 FIREWOOD Order now. Cut, split & delivered. all hardwood $170/cord. 658-2303 FIREWOOD - FREE DELIVERY Seasoned, semi-seasoned, fresh cut. Cut, split or log length. Best price. 518-258-4394 FIREWOOD 2 year seasoned hardwood. Cut, split del. $200/cord. 674-3179 FIREWOOD All hardwood, cut, split, $180/cord Face cords avail. (518) 279-1401
FIREWOOD Order early and save. Green. Cut, split. Log length. All hardwood. 514-8898 or 766-6059 GUTTERS Empire Seamless Gutters (518) 732-2761, 577-8311 GUTTERS/ SEAMLESS The Gutter Guy. Cleaning & repair also available. Fully ins.24 years exp. 339-3231 HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530 HANDYMAN Carpentry, masonry, landscape, paint, repairs, pressure wash, window clean, ins. free est 7642679 HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161 HANDYMAN REPAIR 30 years experience. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, etc. 5261604 HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346 HOME REPAIR AND MORE Painting, masonry, elec. plumbing 25 years. refs, Ken 857-7689
HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Low, affordable kitchen/bath remodeling, decks, HVAC, flooring, roofing, 461-5380 HOUSE CLEANING Using Green cleaners. Call for price. Bonded. Jill 727-1342 HOUSECLEANING Free est., senior discount. No job too small. Valerie (518) 235-3294 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 34 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 HOUSECLEANING Honest, dependable, excellent references, 25+ years exp. 3200749
Mountain Top Septic Service •Pumping •Repair •Installation •Portable Toilets
518-712-5118 Locally Owned & Operated
ANNUAL SERVICE ~ CLEANINGS/ TUNE-UPS Performed by Certified Technicians (38 Yrs Combined Experience) Complete Tear Down Of Units ~ Combustion Efficiency Tests Performed • Oil Units $120.00 plus Tax • Gas/LP Units $130.00 plus tax • Mobile Home Units $85.00 plus tax
NOLAND’S PAINTING, LLC
674-8613 r Discounts fo ts Seniors & Ve
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING AND STAINING
Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 25 Years Experience
Small grey tiger cat (Isis) last seen on Manito Way near Crooked Lake on July 26th. Pls call 518 527-8428 if you have information. REWARD for her safe return.
PETS FOR SALE JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, basements, garages, dumpsters available, Fully ins. 892-6354
PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331
JUNK CARS WANTED $200 to $500 cash for Junk cars vans,trucks,motorcycles.365-3368
POOL RENOVATIONS Liner changes, repairs, concrete work, pumps & filters. Plumbing work 268-9764
Landscaping D.J.M. Comm/Res. Lic., & Ins. clean-ups,mowing, fert. 858-6514 LAWNMOWER REPAIR Most brands, used machines also, pickup & delivered. Mike Horowitz (518) 477-8378
PRESSURE WASH/PAINTING Custom painting, deck refinish, cedar & alum. siding. Keep your home clean. Town or country, local cell 618-8051. Free estimates.
MASONRY All types, concrete, foundation repairs, basement waterproofing. New installs or repairs. 376-5426
Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Sales/ service. New and reconditioned, free UPS pickup. 877-265-8367 Toll free.
Masonry Repair Specialist Foundations, chimneys, retaining walls, walkways & patios. We are fully lic’d & insured with excellent refs. Backed by 15 years of exp. Free estimates. Please call Aaron 518-221-9782 MASONRY SRC Foundations, chimneys, bsmnts, concret, and all phases of masonry. Fully insured & lic., free est. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. 518-308-7162 or 518915-1279 MULCH, STONE, TOPSOIL Spreading available Free delivery Property improvements. 339-3369 PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044 PAINTING AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 18yrs exp.Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. 424-0078 PAINTING- INT. / EXTERIOR Unbeatable prices. Exp., fully insured. Free estimates 491-8090
REPLACEMENT WINDOWS Earthwise. Free est Good Housekeeping Seal. Cert. install. 20+ yrs. exp The Gutter Guy 3393231 ROOFING Specializing in architectural, 3 tab, metal, cedar shakes and repairs. Free est. Call 378-6298
ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325 ROOFING, SIDING Replacement windows and doors. Free est. Fully insured. Poestenkill Mountain Farms. 605-8392 SEALCOATING Driveway sealcoating, top qualtiy products. Free est. 772-5514 SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000 SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223
SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491 STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 STUMP ‘N GRIND Prof. stump grinding srvc. Insured. Best choice. 877-8033/ 301-5712 SURVEYING Richard Scott, Land Surveyor www.rscottlandsurveying.com FREE! online, paperless quotes! (518) 283-6073 TOPSOIL, DRIVEWAY STONE Crusher run, stone, mulch. 4-8 yard delivery. Spreading avail. Free est. Poestenkill Mountain Farms. Steve 605-8392 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Stump removal, ins. 427-1590 TREE SERVICE Tree trim/ tree removal. Free estimate 451-0531 TREE SERVICE/ Stump Remoal Removal & trimming. Exp., Free est.& insured 766-9346/ 275-3061 TREE, SHRUB, LAWN Stump removal, crane and bucket truck. Chipping, pruning. 3393369 WE BUY HOUSES We are not realtors. 689-6400 www.fourseasonsholdingsllc.com WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 Wells-Plumbing-Electrical Pipes, wires, pumps my forte. 25+ exper. 24/7 response 674-8480 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured, commercial/ residential 40 year family exp. 766-4975
AKC English Lab puppies, $650. Vaccinated, vet checked ready to go. 1 choc., 2 black, 1 Tiger, female,1 male Tiger male. 6582089
“IT’S TOO HOT” SPECIAL DINNER On Wednesday, August 15, the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This month’s theme will be “It’s Too Hot”. Menu will be: Cold Plate: Sea Legs Salad on Lettuce, Macaroni Salad, Marinated Tomato & Onion Salad, Whole Wheat Bread, Ice Cream Cup for dessert. Entertainment will be provided by The Hospice Sunshine Girls, and begin at 11:00 a.m. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 and older every weekday for a suggested contribution of $2.50. Stop in for a complete monthly menu and activities calendar. Please call 2793485 to make your reservations for lunch.
VENDORS WANTED FOR HOPE 7 BENEFIT A Block Party for Hope 7 will be held on Saturday, September 29th, at Woodlawn Ct and Fonda Ave, Troy, NY. A fee of $25 is necessary to reserve a spot. Please call 273-6859 for info & to reserve. Proceeds will benefit Hope 7 Community Center.
FULLY INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES
IMITED L N U CONTRACTING SERVICES, LLC •ADDITIONS • REMODELING • KITCHENS • BATHS • MASONRY • EXCAVATIONS • BASEMENT RENOVATIONS
Gary Teal 283-1226
Pat Bradley 283-9972
BLOOD DRIVES 8/10/2012, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Samaritan Hospital - Board Room, 2215 Burdett Avenue, Troy; • 8/11/2012, 8:00 AM 1:00 PM, Van Rensselaer Masonic Lodge - Dining Hall, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush; • 8/20/2012, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Troy Masonic Temple - Dining Room, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy; • 8/23/2012, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Averill Park Church of the Covenant - Fellowship Hall, 3055 Route 43, Averill Park; • 8/23/2012, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Arts Center of the Capital Region - Bruno Theater, 265 River Street, Troy; • 8/ 29/2012, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM, RPI Mueller Center - Lobby and Meeting Room, 15th Street, Troy; • 8/31/2012, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Speigletown Volunteer Fire Company - Banquet Room, 146 Speigletown Rd, Troy; • 8/31/2012, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, American Legion Post 1489 - Banquet Hall, Main Ave, Wynantskill.
BENEFIT CAR CRUISE Tobacco Road Street Rods is sponsoring a benefit car cruise at Shag-A-Val Restaurant on RT 40 in Schaghticoke. All proceeds will benefit the Hoosic Valley Bus Drivers Christmas Fund for local need children. No Rain Dates - Time: 6 pm till dark. Dates: August 10th; August 24th. All Hot Rods, Classics, Customs, Antiques, Motorcycles and more welcome. Food and drink will be available.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC Rensselaer County ’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, will be holding its monthly blood pressure clinic on Friday, August 10, at 10:30 with Rensselaer County’s Health Department. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for lunch at noon, please contact the center at 279-3413. Reservations are required for lunch.
RECYCLING AT WASTE MANAGEMENT TOWN OF POESTENKILL RESIDENTS ONLY • Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 8 am to 12 Noon POESTENKILL RESIDENTS may bring white goods (Freon must be removed from refrigerators and air conditioners BEFORE WASTE MANAGEMENT will accept them and must have a seal on the appliance stating the Freon has been removed) and all types of metal (tire rims, metal cabinets, etc.) can be brought to WASTE MANAGEMENT at no charge. Waste Management will NOT accept MICROWAVE OVENS, COMPUTER MONITORS, TIRES, OR TV’S on these recycling days. Any questions, please call Waste Management on what possible other items may be brought to the center (674-0903) or Sue Horton at (283-5119). Waste Management is located at the corner of RT 66 and RT 351 in the Town of Poestenkill.
Septic Tank Cleaning ONLY $160 some restrictions apply
477-4322 WE’RE #1 IN THE #2 BUSINESS
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ALL ABOUT BATS
Keeping with the 2012 Summer Reading Theme, a representative from Dyken Pond will visit the library to talk about BATS! This presentation will be held on Thursday, August 9th, at 6pm. Bats are misunderstood animals with bad reputations. They actually have an important role in the ecosystem and are at risk from white-nose fungus. Learn about how this animal lives, its behavior and why they are important. Play bat games and make a bat mask. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the library desk or by calling 283-3721. Hope to see you there!
5th ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE!
TECHNOLOGY MADE EASY
On August 18th, from 9AM to 4PM, houses located off of Washington Avenue in Rensselaer (near Eastland Park) will be holding their 5th Annual Community Garage Sale. 10-15 houses with EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING you would be looking for. Call Angie from Angie B’s Bean and Creamery at 283-7403 for further questions.
Two “Technology Made Easy” sessions presented by technology specialist Ronald Roberts, Jr are planned by the Albany Jewish Community Center. “Electronics: TVs, Tablets, Telephones & Computers” will be offered on Tuesday, August 28, 2 -4pm and “Social Media” is scheduled on Friday, September 7, 10am 12pm. Each workshop is free, open to the community, requires a reservation- and will be held in the Albany JCC’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Road. Roberts has worked in technology, educating Sam’s Club members in their purchasing decisions for over 4 years. Buying digital technology today involves complex technical terms and options. It’s easy to get lost in the electronics aisle looking for the right TV, digital tablet, mobile phone or computer. In the first session participants will learn: how to navigate today’s technology to find the right device for them, the basics about high tech use, how to stay safe on the internet using common safe computing practices and how to convert home videos to DVD and Digital. The internet offers many ways to communicate with friends and family and social media has become the most popular and easiest way to keep in touch. The second workshop will help people get started, with instruction about Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Pandora -and more. For information and to register, contact the Albany JCC’s senior adult office, 438-6651 x112, ClaireS@saajcc.org.
JESUS, THE TRUE BREAD FROM HEAVEN On August 5, 2012, Communion Sunday, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches, as they prepare to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, will come to a fuller understanding of what it means to talk about “Jesus, the True Bread From Heaven.” With focus on John 6:24-35, where the crowds seek bread from Jesus, Jesus tells them that the true bread they ought to seek is the bread that brings them to eternal life. In the sermon, the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will speak about Jesus as the bread which nourishes our lives and preserves us for the eternal journey. The Nassau Reformed Church worships at 11 a.m. in its chapel, 43 Church Street, one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the corner of Church Street and Route 9J in the hamlet of Stuyvesant. Everyone is invited to worship with us.
BRUNS. ELKS LADIES AUX. FALL
Brunswick Elks Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, November 10th, from 9AM - 3PM on RT 2, Troy. Crafters welcome $25.00 per table. For more information, contact Denise at 273-1449.
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COLUMBIA HS 1970-1979 ALUMNI PARTY The annual CHS Classes of the ‘70s Alumni Party is set for Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the E.G. Town Park. Cost of $20/person includes hot/cold picnic menu and soft drinks (BYOB). To obtain a party flyer and/or registration form, contact CAROLINE LYNCH ZEYAK at 518-928-3223 email@example.com, TAMMY BUB WELLS at 518-273-6506 firstname.lastname@example.org, or HELENE MAYONE REED at 518527-9623 email@example.com. There will be a preparty softball game for anyone interested; for further details contact Caroline Zeyak. Friend us on Facebook for updates: Columbia-hs East-Greenbushny. Look forward to seeing you!
CHS 1962 AND 1963 COMBINED CLASS REUNION Columbia High School 1962 and 63 combined Class Reunion September 8, 2012. For info, call: Cathy Smith McGrath 518371-8557 or Debbie Strevell Romer 518-766-2307.
APHS CLASS OF 1962 50th REUNION Averill Park Central High School Class of 1962 is planning our 50th reunion on September 14th-16th, 2012. We are looking for the following Classmates, Bruce Barnes, Robert Frederick, William Frederick, John Gwinn, John Kuzmich, Linda Pawlson, Jane Prusky and Barbara Tilley Cape. If anyone knows of their location or Phone Number, please contact Robert Carpenter at 11 Madolyn Lane, Averill Park, New York 12018 or 518-674-2310.
TROY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1957 PLANNING 55th REUNION The class of 1957 Troy High School, Troy, NY is planning their 55th Reunion the weekend of Sept. 14 - 16th, 2012. Events are scheduled for the Garden Hilton (Fri. pm ) and the Country Club of Troy (Sat. pm) We are in need of updated email and/or addresses. If you have not received any communications from us recently, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-271-7645 and leave a message.
VI CLASS OF 1962 REUNION Alumni from the Class of ’62 at Vincentian Institute in Albany are gathering names for a 50th reunion next Fall. A variety of events are being planned throughout Columbus weekend in October 2012. Jim and Mary Lou (Rigosu) Carney are compiling a master list of email addresses to keep everyone in the loop as plans progress. If you have not already received an email notice, please send your contact information to email@example.com. You could be a big help in locating fellow graduates among the missing. Anyone who doesn’t have email or wants to chat may call the Carneys at (518) 842-3485, or Mike O’Brien at (518) 4343347.
A CITIZEN’S FRAME The Sand Lake Observer, Ronald Berti I just heard a radio report that short line railroads have grown in the last few years from 70 to over 500. It seems that the rising price of oil has made rail transportation more economic. Coming to age in the 1950’s, I can still vividly remember steam engines. I earnestly believe steam engines are alive! The whistle whistles, the bell rings, they huff, they puff, and they give off a perfume of smoke, cinders and oil. They raise dirt and grime to an acceptable art form. They remind us all of the Golden Spike and the Lionel Corporation. I still drive my wife crazy when we ride around the countryside and come to an isolated railroad crossing and I search both ways to see if I can see the headlight of an oncoming train. If one is coming, I make her pull over and I count the cars as the train passes. My personal record is 178 outside of Rawlins Wyoming. I can still hear the sound of the lonesome whistle in the night as a midnight freight builds up speed to go over the Rocky Mountains to Cheyenne. Back in those days, we had over 200 railroads and many had very interesting names. Some of the rare railroads I remember were the Scalplock & Defiance; Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend; Arvada Wyarno & Ulm, and the Tonopah and Tidewater. Each had a unique nickname, logo and painted freight car. Several major railroads named their passenger trains with their own distinctive names: The Wabash Cannonball; The Nellie Bly, The Twentieth Century Limited and The Super Chief. By the mid-sixties diesels, those ugly mules that have had a charisma bypass, had replaced over 90% of those beautiful and graceful steam engines. I believe we need to re-introduce our youth to those elegant giants of yesteryear. Fortunately, railroad enthusiasts all over the country have worked very hard to preserve scenic railroads in every state and most of them have restored a stylish and polished steam engine. New York scenic train rides include the very popular and scenic Adirondack Scenic Railroad, along with the oldest running scenic train ride, the Arcade & Attica, that has been continuously operating since 1962. Additional notable New York state train rides can be found on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad, Finger Lakes Scenic Railway, Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad, and the Medina RR Museum. The Catskill Mountain Railroad runs scenic trains out of Kingston and Mt Trempor. Saratoga & North Creek Railway operates several scenic railway packages along with weekend dinner trains. Do your family a favor. Take a ride back into history. Ronald can be
reached at: RBerti@nycap.rr.com BY
ANNOUNCEMENT Now Open This N That Antique & Collectibles 9 Albany Ave. Nassau
BASEMENT ON FIRST ST. THRIFT SHOP The Basement on First Street, a thrift shop located in St. Johns Church on 1st in Troy, is open on Wed. & Sat. from 9AM till noon - We are also having a summer sale. Buy one bag for $4 and get a 2nd bag free. We still have plenty of summer clothing. On Sat. we have free coffee, pastries and bread to anyone coming into the church. There is also a prayer group on Saturday mornings. Come in and see what we have to offer.
Moving sale. 7 Maple Ave. Nassau. Sat. 8/11, 8-4. Rain or shine. Household, collectables, toys, swingset, more!
$$cash$$ for cars and trucks.. Quick service. Dead or alive. No titles needed. Comp. rates. 24/7. 506-3366
FOUND Class Ring, Columbia 2010. Inscribed: Jessica. Hannaford Parking lot, West Sand Lake. Call 286-6360
FLUTTERBY THE CLOWN AT ANGIE B’S On Saturday, August 25th, Flutterby the clown will be coming out to celebrate Kids day at Angie Bs. Featuring kids menu items, balloon animals, and tons of fun for your children. Open to the public - activities with flutterby are FREE to the public.
FOR SALE 1890 front door 32”x79 3/4”, plus storm door 32 1/2”x 81” w/ screen inset, original crank doorbell and orginal key. $250. 766-9037 2005 Sundowner Sunlite 727 horse trailer. 3 horse - Slant with ramp. B&W Hitch, B & W Hitch extender. 102” wide. Hardly used, in very good condition. Bought NEW $28,920 asking $15,499. obo. Call 884-9775 Above ground pool. 3 ft. with all equipment. $150. Call 283-2693 Electric golf cart. Includes electric charger, $1,900 obo. 289-5949 Generator, Sycamore 3500w. 6 .5 hp, exc ask, $400/obo 283-8334 Living rm. set, sofa,loveseat,reclin chair, brown, exc $495. 283-7650
DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES Don’s Drivers Training and Eagle Mills Driver Safety Education are proud to offer NTSI’s 6 hour Defensive Driving Course, Traffic Survival Workshop. This class is NYS DMV approved and will reduce your auto insurance by 10% off of collision, liability and no-fault for 3 years and subtracts up to 4 points from your driver’s license. Enjoy the class in presentation format that is exclusive to us – you can have fun while you learn! We will be holding 3 classes at the Brunswick Grange Hall, Corner of Routes 7 & 142 (behind Stewarts), Troy, NY as follows: August 18; September 29, and November 3, 2012. All classes are on Saturdays from 9-3:30, and are $40 per person. Doors open at 8:30AM for registration. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Brunswick Grange Hall. To reserve your seat, call Michele at 225-0462 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE SAVE THIS ARTICLE AS IT WILL ONLY RUN LIMITED TIMES.
AUTOS FOR SALE
AUTOS FOR SALE
‘07 Camry, 5 spd, 65,300K miiles 4 cyl., 4 snow tires. $12,000, (518) 674-8835
Cars on consignment, call for details. We buy cars. 286-3350
FALL SHOPPING TRIP SPONSORED BY ST. HENRY’S CHURCH St. Henry’s Church is sponsoring a Fall shopping trip - “open to the public”. The trip is an overnight trip to Reading, PA on Sunday, October 7th and 8th to shop at the American Candle, JCP Outlet and Vanity Fair Outlets. Bus fare and dinner (gratuities included), and hotel accommodations cost $121 or $123 (depending on meal choice). For reservations, please contact Theresa at 674-3931.
NY JETS VERSUS BUFFALO BILLS BUS TRIP The Parish of St. John the Evangelist & St. Joseph is sponsoring a bus trip to the NY Jets versus Buffalo Bills game on Sunday, September 9, 2012, to Benefit 2013 World Youth Day in Rio De Janeiro. Game time is 1pm at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Cost of the bus trip is $155 per person, which includes round trip motor coach transportation via Yankee Trails and a tailgate lunch (bring your own beverages.) Bus leaves Yankee Trails parking lot on Third Avenue Extension in Rensselaer at 7:00 a.m. Proceeds from the trip will help offset the costs of sending parish youth to 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. For reservations or more information, please contact John White at 330-3546.
FALL FOLIAGE TRIP TO OGUNQUIT, ME Forever Young Hair Designs is sponsoring a Ladies’ Bus Trip to Ogunquit, Maine. The bus leaves 185 Main Ave, Wynantskill on October 20 and returns on October 22. The trip includes transportation, lodging at the Meadowmere Resort, tips, two breakfasts, two dinners, and show tickets for the Ogunquit Playhouse. There will also be outlet shopping in Kittery, and visits to the Nubble Lighthouse and Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, NH. Price based on double occupancy is $310 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the food pantry at Hope 7 Community Center. For information and reservations, please contact Vincenza Zucaro 274-7845 or email email@example.com.
Pet Adoption of the Week Merlin - All Love! Neutered Male, current with all shots, 12- 18 months. Great with other dogs and as happy as can be. He is a possible Bassett mix and weighs 26 lbs. If you would like to meet Merlin to possibly adopt him, Contact : d o d d t o t @ a o l . c o m or 518-393-0755
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HUGE KIDS SALE
We have 4 bench jewelers on premises
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT 3RD PRESBYTERIAN
This year’s program at Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter Street, Troy) is “Son Games 2012” and will be held August 20th – 24th from 9:00 to noon. All children from age 4 through third grade are invited to join us as we learn all about being on God’s Team. Throughout the week we will be learning about the apostle Paul and how he went from being an enemy of God to being an all-star on God’s Team. Through Paul’s example we will learn that God wants us to be on his team; God gives us friends to encourage us and cheer us on; God gives us strength to serve him; God promises to be with us always; and God always loves us and helps us. The cost for this program is $5.00 per child. This fee will be waived if it presents a financial hardship for your family. Pre-registration is required as our space is limited. Please call the church office at 283-2420 to register your child or to get more information.
PUBLIC HELP NEEDED TO SOLVE STRING OF TROY ARSONS Letter to the Editor: A series of suspected arsons in Troy has many residents and property owners concerned about their safety and their property. The fires have been set in various areas of the city at residential structures. There were five suspected arsons in just a one-week period, disrupting neighborhoods and the residents living in or near the structures. Along with damaging property and jeopardizing the lives of residents, the suspected arsons also put at risk our brave firefighters and put increased pressure on our city and county emergency services, and add expense for taxpayers. Information from the community is crucial in bringing an end to these suspected arsons. To help gather information, we have joined together to sponsor a reward fund for information leading to the capture of the person or persons responsible for these arsons. We have pledged $500 to the reward fund. We were pleased to be joined by Troy residents John and Ann McLaughlin, who also pledged $500 for the reward fund. Other residents, businesses and community organizations who wish to make a pledge for the reward effort to help stop the string of arsons are invited to call us at the Legislature at 2702880. Working together, we can help make our city safer and stronger. ~ Harry Tutunjian and Henry Bauer, Legislators Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.
Full Bushel (400ct.) $120.00 1/2 Bushel (200ct.) $65.00 1/4 Bushel (100ct.) $35.00
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477-6555 Perry, Sharon P. GHENT - Sharon Perry, age 70, of Koenig Rd. in Ghent, NY died suddenly at St. Peter’s Hospital on August 1, 2012. Born in Belfast, Maine, she lived the last 40 years in Ghent. She was a Teacher-Aide for Chatham Central School District for 27 years and a Student Mentor at the Middle School for many years. She was Co-Director of the Ghent Food Pantry. She was a member of the Ghent Reformed Church and an active volunteer. She is survived by, her husband of 54 years, Daniel L Perry, Sr. She was the loving “Mum” to Daniel L. Perry, Jr. (Lisa Carey Perry) of Malden, MA and Lori Perry Cocca (Scott Cocca) of Sand Lake, NY. She was the proud “Mimi” to Alexandra Perry, David and Jamie Cocca. She is, also, survived by siblings: Darrell Payson of Littleton, MA - Delma Paul of Belfast, ME – Janice Shute of Stockton Springs, ME Burton Payson of Dedham, ME – Maureen Larrabee of Beltsville, MD – Carold Payson of Yarmouth, ME – Lauren Payson of Belfast, ME – Cheryle Larrabee of Davidson, North Carolina and Cherylene Labbe of Topsham, ME. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August, 4th at the Ghent Reformed Church on 1039 County Rte. 22 in West Ghent, NY. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to the Ghent Food Pantry, P.O. Box 98. Town Hall, Ghent, NY 12075. For on-line condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payne Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037
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~1 Full Rack of our Hickory Smoked Ribs cut into thirds ~1 Whole BBQ Smoked Chicken 99 $ ~1 lb. Pulled Pork ~3 Links of our store made Andouille Sausage ~2 lbs of any of our homemade salads & homemade Corn Bread
4 Bench Jewelers on Premises
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Meats & Smokehouse Your Hometown Butcher
GOT VINTAGE/CLASSIC CAR? ... and would you like to show off your “baby” at Westfall Village on August 25 for the whole town to “Oooh and aaah!” over? Heck, you can even be in the bicentennial parade if you arrive at the Sand Lake School by 9:45 am. Just go to www.townofsandlake.us, click on “Bicentennial” and download the parade application form, or drop a note of your choosing to: Town of Sand Lake, P.O. Box 273, Sand Lake, NY 12153 ATTN; Peter Stevens, Car Cruise. It’ll be “Fun, fun, fun” for one and all! Folks, this is yet another reason to mark your calendars: 10 am, August 25, Bicentennial Parade - Sand Lake School to Westfall Village - BE THERE!
BACKPACKS FOR AREA STUDENTS Donnalee O'Donnell & Daniel Smith of Averill Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Devon Smith to Josh Bombard, son of Mary & the late David Bombard of Nassau. Devon is employed at Excelsior College and Josh is a welder with Albany Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. A May 2013 wedding is planned.
The annual “backpack service project” is taking place at Brunswick Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 25th, from 9:00am- 12:00pm until all backpacks are distributed. They are offering 300 backpacks filled with school supplies on a first- come basis for elementary, middle, and high school students (K-12), who might go without, in the Averill Park, Berlin and Brunswick school communi-ties. Students accompanied by their parent or guardians may pick up their backpack in the “Commons area” at Brunswick Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 42 White Church Lane off Route 351 (Farm to Market Road). Any questions about this service project to local communities, please contact the church office at 279-3792.