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CHURCH OF THE COVENANT SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that time of year again! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to start thinking of the 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2013 Sunday School Program Year! We are taking registrations for those children and adults interested in either the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and/or Adult Sunday School Program. We will be running the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Program in a rotational model this year to provide more variety to their lessons and expand their learning of the Church and the Bible. The Sunday School classes will take place during the 9:15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:15 am hour and will include instructional time and, for those interested, music instruction. Rally Day and program kick off is scheduled for September 9th at 9:15 am. Come join us for light refreshments, crafts, entertainment, and to learn more about the Sunday School program. Come see old friends and meet some new ones! Registration forms can be filled out at Rally Day, too. Questions? Contact Lisa Gutheil at 674-2389/; or Kelly Foster: 674-0213/ .

Child Safety Seat Check will be held at the Averill Park/ Sand Lake Fire Department, 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018 on Wednesday August 29, 2012, rain or shine from 3 - 6 PM. Staffed by: Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians from around the capital region. For more information, call Deputy Jason S. Robelotto at 518-266-2957. Event sponsored by the Rensselaer County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Rensselaer County Law Enforcement Association, and Capital Region Safe Kids.

CONSERNS-U BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROGRAM Kindergarten thru 8th Grade Free School Supplies Available!! No Appointment Necessary. Who: Students attending school in Averill Park, Berlin, East Greenbush, Nassau, Rensselaer, Schodack, Wynantskill. What: Must Bring: Studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012-2013 Class Supply List, proof of current address, & proof of income. When: Tuesday, August 28, from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Where: CoNSERNS-U, 23 Academy Street, Rensselaer463-8571.

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CONCERT AND FREE PICNIC AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF EAST POESTENKILL Wonderful summer Christian concert at the First Baptist Church of East Poestenkill on Legenbauer Road. â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday, August 26th, at 6PM - Christian Country Singer John Osborn. Directions? From the blinking light at Poestenkill, Head east to Plank Road RT 40, and continue for 5 miles, and take a right onto Legenbauer Road. We will be waiting for you! Questions? Call 518-283-5186.

VETERANS HALL AT SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR What have you done for your Rensselaer County Veteran lately? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your chance to do something really good - Bring her or him to the Veterans Hall building at the Schaghticoke Fair! Veterans Hall is a group of volunteers who are honoring local Veterans by compiling a comprehensive list of Rensselaer County Veterans from the Civil War to present. Getting a Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name on the list is free, easy and a great way to ensure your Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service will be remembered. While youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at Veterans Hall, take some time to browse the memorabilia weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve collected, have some refreshments and visit with other Veterans, their family members and friends. Donations or loans of memorabilia, volunteers or financial support is welcome. The Veterans Hall Building, located behind the Grandstand, is open during normal Fair business hours from Aug. 29 - Sept. 3. Please call Jody Luskin at 663-8156 or Kim Miklas at 663-9970 for more information.

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LOCKER NIGHT 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.

SO ONE YEAR LATER WHAT DO WE KNOW - Part Two (Continued from last week.) Letter to the Editor: Most of us may recall watching the progress of Hurricane Irene on the Weather Channel days before being told that our immediate area would likely be seriously impacted by this storm in the way of historic rainfall amounts. I especially recall viewing the Aspaghetti models@ showing several computer projections of the likely storm path B any of which would be sure to dump historic rainfall amounts on our area. [We have a copy of the TV Apicture@ of the course of this storm.] These projected concentrated storm paths were known to area viewers, and presumably also the Rensselaer County Engineer, at least 48 hours prior to August 28th . So inquiring minds might ask, knowing this storm was coming and given all the warnings supplied to area weather station viewers, why was the Dyken APond@ spillway not directed to be lowered incrementally over the 48 or so hours prior to the storm hitting us, thus most likely preventing the need for the spillway to be lowered by 10 inches at the same time the Poestenkill creek was already running at full capacity at the height of the storm? This would have vastly decreased the amount of devastation which was incurred downstream of the Dyken Pond. Was it perhaps because August 28th was just one week before the Labor Day weekend, or just plain incompetence? There was no flooding or severe property damage along Plank Road recorded back on that day in September 1999 as a result of the rainfall which exceeded the August 28, 2011 Irene rainfall amount. But on that day in September 1999, the Dyken Pond spillway was not lowered 10 inches either! At a meeting two weeks after the August 28th flooding, when asked if Rensselaer County had a written emergency dam water release procedure as mandated by the D.E.C., those in attendance at the aforementioned meeting with the Rensselaer County Engineer replied the county did not in fact have one, but was working on one. We are in possession of a document which we found on line from Collins Engineers P.C., part of which states: ARENSSELAER COUNTY, NEW YORK: DAM REHABILITATION: Collins provided full design and construction management services for the rehabilitation of a 100-year old dam in Rensselaer County, New York. Automated gate controls were installed to prevent overtopping based on New York State Department of Environmental Conservation guidelines.@ For many of those impacted by the flooding in Poestenkill, this issue is sure to become a topic before the next county elections because this could potentially happen again because of a miscalculation@ on the part of an Aengineer@. ~ Joyce A. Baluvelt, Averill Park (Conclusion Next Week!) 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.


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FALL FAIR AT SALEM UMC Salem United Methodist Church located at Shaver Road in West Sand Lake will hold a Fall Fair on September 8th. A Fair for everyone: Snack bar, Country Store, entertainment, kids games, craft booths, next-to-new, books, used toys, old tools, and baked goods (especially apple pies). The Fair also features a Silent Auction with much to offer. In addition, the Church serves up a barbecue dinner of either boneless breast of chicken or pulled pork for the low price of $11. Dinner is served from 4pm till 6pm with reservations by calling 674-3106 or purchasing a ticket at the Fair. Come join us, rain or shine, for a wonderful experience. Excavating & Development can do it all. Examples include new home site work, drainage/grading work, drainage to repair wet basements, leach fields, water/sewer lines, and on the development end, complete construction of new roadways including installation of all infrastructure. If you’re considering any new project, Joe will come out and meet you and provide you with a free written estimate. To speak with Joe directly, call 674-6059.



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BOOK BAG EVENT New Life Assembly of God Church, located at 292 Hays Road, East Greenbush will be holding their annual Book Bag event this year on Sunday, August 26th, at 1:00 PM for Rensselaer County residents that are in need. As always, children must be accompanied by their parent. Quantities are limited and both Book Bags and School supplies will be given out on a first-come, firstserved basis. New Life Clothes will also be open during this time to provide assistance with back to school clothing. If you have any questions, please call 479-3439.

CURVES OF WSL - 5th ANNUAL GARAGE SALE & DOG ADOPTION CLINIC Curves of WSL will be holding its 5th annual garage sale for local charities. The sale will be held on Fri., Sept. 7th, and Sat., Sept. 8th, from 8 to 3 - rain or shine. What is exciting this year is Dog House Adoptions will be joining us, not only as one of the 9 local charities that we raise money for, but also for a chance for you to meet their volunteers and some of their dogs. A dog adoption clinic will be held on Sat., Sept 8th, from 10 to 2 at Curves of WSL. Dog House Adoptions, located in Poestenkill at Creekside Kennel, is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which relies on contributions, adoption fees, small grants, and fund raising events to provide for the dogs in their care. All contributions are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You may view the dogs ahead of time at or on All items for the sale are donated by Curves members, their friends and families, and now, volunteers of Dog House Adoptions. The money raised will be donated to several local charities, as we do each year. Items remaining at the end of the sale will be donated to each organization based on need. We are located in the 43 Mall in West Sand Lake. If you need further directions or information, please call us at 674-1226. We hope to see you there!


SAND LAKE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SATURDAY,AUGUST 25, 2012 * SUNDAY,AUGUST 26, 2012 SATURDAY Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. at Sand Lake School and ends at Westfall Village. Parade includes: Marching Bands, Floats, Clowns, and much more! Join the fun after the parade with: Music – Vendors – Car Cruise – Crafts – Games – Food – Trolley Tours – “Recognizing Your Own” “Elvis will be in Town” MUSIC BY: •Elvis •Rural Felicity •Betsy & Steve Fry & Friends •King Friday

SUNDAY 1:00 p.m. – Interfaith Service 3:00 p.m. – Time Capsule Dedication Learn more about our rich history and celebrate our promising future! Music by: •Betsy & Steve Fry & Friends

The Brunswick Community Assistance Aux. is sponsoring a Flea Market on Sept. 29th at the Gilead Lutheran Church on the corner of RT 7 and 278 from 9AM till 3PM. Tables are $15 each or $12 for outdoor space. Don’t delay! Call 2799158 or 279-9177 to reserve.

TOWN of SAND LAKE BICENTENNIAL MAIN EVENT - MUSIC & TIME CAPSULE Come and hear these musical groups on Saturday, August 25th: Elvis 1-2; Rural Felicity 11-12 & 2-3; Betsy & Steve Fry & Friends 3-4 and King Friday 4-5PM. On Sunday, Betsy & Steve Fry & Friends will entertain from 11-1 and will also participate in the Interfaith Service and Will Welling will entertain from 2-3PM. Dedication of the time capsule will be Sunday, August 26th, at 3PM. This will be a fun time. Persons are asked to bring significant items documenting the history of the town, which would fit in a round container 20" high and 8" in diameter. Items will be selected, and the time and place for the burial of the capsule will be announced.



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AUDITIONS FOR “THE SECRET GARDEN” Sand Lake Center for the Arts will hold auditions for Circle Theatre Players upcoming musical production of The Secret Garden on Sept. 6 & 7 at 7pm and on Sept. 8 at 10am. Production dates are Jan. 11 - 20, 2013. Needed are: eight women ages 8 - 50+ and eleven men ages 8 - 50+. Visit for details of singing and non-singing roles and audition requirements. Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, score by Lucy Simon, book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and directed by Deborah Dorman ( The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. Visit or call 518674-2007 for more information.


THIS PLACE MATTERS Letter to the Editor: There’s good news in Sand Lake. Businesses have been coming to the mills on Burden Lake Rd, in Averill Park. They’re renting EXISTING buildings. One of four old mills, though lacking curb appeal, is almost completely rented by 5 businesses. I wish that the current and future renovations could compliment the mills’ rustic esthetic and industrial history. In Cohoes and many areas in New England, old mills are revered, restored and recreated as living and loft space, art galleries and shopping kiosks. Across the street, the old mill is being RESTORED, honoring the original multi-paned windows with a crisp coat of white paint. They really draw the eye. The owner brought in many students to work on the project. This injected more money into our local economy. Though its future is yet to be decided, this old mill might become an entertainment or art venue. Revitalizing Main Street is a book put out by Main Street - Nat’l Trust for Historic Preservation. The book suggests that an attractive main street, special events and activities create reasons to visit and get familiar with a community. Several of our area’s great restaurants are good examples, drawing customers with their floral curb appeal, patios, outdoor seating, and various types of entertainment. There’s work to be done. Roger Brooks (a community marketing guru) suggests the following to existing businesses: Be aware that... 70% of first time sales at restaurants, retail, lodging, etc., come from curb appeal....80% of spending is done by women....70% of all retail spending happens AFTER 6pm. What else do we have in town that can draw visitors? Our town is rich with many lakes. Perhaps some could become a destination for those with kayaks and canoes (sales or rentals?). Working together, thinking outside the box, and sharing ideas are good strategies for the community. This could help support ‘incubator’ businesses. Yes, this place matters! ~ Dee Erickson

The Town of Sand Lake officially received the keys to a brand new, handicapped accessible van for use by their senior citizens and the disabled. Councilpersons Mark Cioffi and Chris Kronau exhibited the new van at the August meeting of the Sand Lake Town Board. “We were pleased to finally be able to display for our community a new vehicle and even more delighted to be able to soon provide our residents with this vital service,” said Cioffi. In April, the Town Board unanimously approved the purchase of a new van which meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and agreed to operate the van for a three year period to settle a federal lawsuit against the town. The purchase of a new vehicle was in full satisfaction of the 2011 lawsuit and was achieved in part by a voluntary reduction of the Supervisor’s salary, freezing the salary increases of town employees and cost savings generated from town attorneys’ salaries. “This new van will provide an essential service that the original grant was intended to do and the residents of Sand Lake deserve”, stated Town Supervisor Flora Fasoldt. Last month, in anticipation of the arrival of the new van, the Town Board adopted the Community Van Service Guidelines to ensure that the best needs of residents are met. Councilwoman Chris Kronau, the Town’s Community Van Liaison, stated, “The Sand Lake Town Board is pleased to be able to put this difficult chapter behind us and we look forward to many years of productive service from the acquisition of this vehicle.” Residents got a glimpse of the new van and its hydraulic capabilities and were impressed to see the new town service. Councilwoman Kronau is looking for additional volunteer drivers and hopes to have the van in full service to the residents by September 1st. Residents interested in the Community Van Service should contact Councilwoman Kronau at 674-3050.

TEXAS HOLD’EM Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau will hold a Texas Hold’em on Sunday, August 26th. Doors open at 1PM and play begins at 2PM. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 766-3970.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION/ ST. JOSEPH SENIORS MEETING This month’s meeting of the Seniors’ Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish, New Lebanon, will be held on Friday, August 24th, at 1:00 pm in the parish hall. The program will feature a Power Point presentation of recent photos from the Holy Land. The pictures will focus on the sites that are traditionally connected with events in the life of Jesus. Anyone who is interested in the topic is welcome at no charge. Following the presentation, we invite everyone to stay for an ice cream social. Please call Mary (518-733-0469) for further information. Please note the time change and we will not be offering lunch on that day.

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HOP ABOARD THE TROLLEY AND SEE HISTORIC RENSSELAER The Friends of the Rensselaer City Library are sponsoring a fundraiser trolley tour of historical sites in the City of Rensselaer on Sat., September 15th (rain date September 16th). Tour times are 11:00 AM, 12 Noon, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. Ticket prices are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 on the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased from the Friends on Wednesday evenings at Music at the Northend Firehouse or send a check payable to the 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. For more information, Call: Mary Lou at 283-0814.

RECYCLE OLD, WORN SNEAKERS AT DOORS OF HOPE - PLEASE School is starting and new sneakers are being purchased. You may think old or worn out sneakers are trash. Who would ever have a need for them? Doors of Hope is working with to help create jobs and recycle sneakers in any condition. The used sneakers are picked up at Doors of Hope. We receive payment for tied sneakers (laces are important!). The money goes toward our community non-profit food pantry. Doors of Hope is in need of your support. Although Doors is totally volunteer run, our expenses continue to increase in other areas such as the rent, utilities, garbage removal and food purchases. You can help our community to serve others by your donation of those old, used, or worn out sneakers. Think about it! Thank you for your continued support in this fund-raising effort! ~ Nancy Rockwell, Volunteer Coordinator


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ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF THE TOWNS OF NASSAU & SAND LAKE Letter to the Editor: Currently the Town of Nassau is reviewing a Special Use Permit application for the proposed Nassau Quarry to be located on Rt. 66 just south of Pikes Pond. The proposed mine would be a 90-acre hard rock industrial quarry located in a ‘Rural Residential’ district. Truck traffic from this site would travel on Routes 66 and 43 into West Sand Lake, rumbling loudly past Glass and Crooked Lakes and through the hamlet of Sand Lake, spewing dangerous diesel particulate matter into the air, reducing your property values, and severely impacting the residents of the Towns of Sand Lake and Nassau. Residents Against Mining strongly contends that the ‘nature and intensity of the operations involved’ in the proposed quarry is decidedly not ‘in harmony’ with the defined spirit and intent of Nassau’s defined ‘Rural Residential’ district. If you have concerns about the location of this industrial quarry in our quiet residential zone, and its impact on your residence in either Sand Lake or Nassau, please send a letter to the Town Board or express your concerns at a Town Board meeting. Check with ~ Dianne Applin, Averill Park 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.

DAY AT THE RACES VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION! Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Service Center will be having a special Day at the Races Volunteer Appreciation on Tuesday, September 4, sponsored by WellCare. We want to say “THANK YOU” to our volunteers for their dedication to the Center; we couldn’t run the Center without you! So volunteers, come and enjoy a free meal on us and come to the races right in our own dining room. We will be giving out prizes for all nine races. Sal Cannavo will entertain us beginning at 11:00 am. Suggested contribution for the noon meal is $2.50 for all seniors age 60 and older. Be sure to make a reservation, call 270-5349.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents James Keelaghan in concert on Sat., Sept. 8, at 8pm. Known as “Canada’s finest singer/songwriter. . . a man for all seasons,” James has received the esteemed Juno award (Canada’s Grammy). He is acclaimed from Australia to England and Scandinavia with his masterful storytelling, lilting bariton and driving rhythmic guitar. Tickets are $16 and reservations can be made at 518-6742007 or The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. There is plenty of free parking.

CIRCLES OF MERCY ANNOUNCES END OF SUMMER BACK TO SCHOOL $1 BAG SALE! Just in time to get ready for back to school, Circles of Mercy staff and volunteers invite you to our end of summer sale for adult and children clothing at their clothing thrift shop, “Catherine’s Closet,” located at 11 Washington Street in Rensselaer, NY. The $1.00 bag sale prices are in effect starting Friday, August 24th through Friday, September 7th... All adult and child clothing will be sold “$1.00 per BAG”. We have a large selection of clean, gently used suits, tops, slacks and shirts for men and women. Please Note: That new teeshirts and scrub uniforms are not included in this sale. We have available for purchase many children’s clothing, ranging from newborn to youth sizes. In addition, adult tops, shirts and pants are also available. There are some household items, such as bedding, linen, tableware and some miscellaneous pieces may also be available. Please Note: Household items are not included in this sale.

CIVIL DISCOURSE Letter to the Editor: I just read “The Dawn’s Early Light” by Walter Lord. This remarkable book offers firsthand accounts of Britain’s invasion of Washington DC in 1814. The author presented readers with a diverse historical perspective including the opinions of many pro British business leaders and newspaper publishers who were extremely critical of President Madison. Many colonial Americans thought the idea of independence was ridiculous and doomed to failure. We’ve had these intense public debates since our nation’s founding. This is a good thing. But some lawmakers and bureaucrats back in 1949 thought these public debates needed a little moderation and created “The Fairness Doctrine” to provide what they considered a level playing field. In reality, it stifled free speech and was discontinued under Reagan in 1987. In 1988, Rush Limbaugh launched his national talk radio show to the dismay of leftists who theretofore dominated all news media. In an effort to suppress his conservative influence, Liberal Democrats called for reimplementation of the doctrine a number of times during subsequent decades. They failed at every overt attempt, but have had some success at suppressing dissent through voluntary compliance with a policy known as “local content”. Collaborative news managers have simply made it a policy of their radio station or newspaper to limit their content to local issues. It’s a form of passive suppression that largely goes unnoticed, but has been effective in keeping sleepy moderate voters oblivious to Washington’s wily ways. There is one local weekly newspaper editor, an unabashed liberal, who immediately embraced the local content policy and now limits that paper’s scope (and readership, subscriptions and profits). But long live and God bless THE ADVERTISER for the unfettered expression it offers. Before I began writing here myself, I was an avid reader of the opinions of the late Jim Gillespie. Since his untimely passing, I have felt a strong obligation to pick up the mantle and continue his work. His shoes were big. I wish to thank the many who have called me up or offered kudos in a store or restaurant. And to those who write condescending letters here, I understand. I was once a liberal too. Chances are you’ll grow up some day. ~ David Crawmer, 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.

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EVENTS FOR GRAFTON LAKES, CHERRY PLAIN & BENNINGTON BATTLEFIELD AUGUST - 24 Fri - Star Watch at Cherry Plain State Park at 8:30pm. Join with members of the Albany Area Astronomers and come explore the night sky. Rain date: Saturday, 8/25. Call 658-9144 to confirm. (CP) 25 Sat - Touch n Explore Wildlife Education with Bernie 11- 1pm by Long Pond Beach. Use all your senses to learn about these animals. Meet animal ambassadors too! (GLSP) 29 Wed- Full Moon Kayak Outing at 6:30pm. Bring your own kayak, PFD, and flashlight for a full moon paddle at Grafton Lakes. For more information and to rsvp, email Dorothy at or call her at 518-641-9660. Space is limited! 31 Fri - Evening Guided Hike - 6pm Meets at Long Pond Beach Playground. Start your weekend off right with a guided hike through some of our many trails. Call to confirm: 279-1155. Parking is free after 5pm! (GLSP) SEPTEMBER - 3 Mon - Labor Day Sand Sculpture Contest Registration at 12pm at Long Pond. All participants receive a prize. Open to all ages. (GLSP) 8 Sat- Pets in the Park Day from 11am-3pm at Deerfield Pavilion. Bring your pet for a day of furry fun, live acoustic music with the Stray Dogs and animal care vendors. Tasty treats for you and your pet. Note: Please have your dog on a six foot leash and have proof of rabies vaccination. For more info, call Jean at 279-1155. Event is free with park admission of $6/vehicle. (GLSP) 15 Sat- Shoreline Cleanup from 10am-12pm. Join with thousands of people throughout the country cleaning up shore lines with the American Littoral Society. Great event for scout troops with recognition certificates for all youth who attend for the day! (GLSP) 29 Sat- Hike to the Fire Tower at 10:30am. As part of the Hudson River Ramble this year, join the Friends group and staff for a hike up to the Dickinson Fire Tower. Picturesque views of three states await you! Pack a lunch to picnic. Preregister: 279-1155 (GLSP) 29 Sat- Intro to Geocaching at 1pm. Try the latest craze in modern treasure hunting! Bring a GPS if you have one. Preregister: 279-1155 (GLSP)

VENDORS WANTED for SCHODACK ISLAND FALL FESTIVAL Schodack Island State Park announces its annual Fall Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 13th. Vendors are wanted. The spaces will fill up quickly, so contact the office by e-mail or phone. For more information, contact the Schodack Island State Park Office at (518) 732-0187 or For more information about New York State Parks, please visit us at our website at or Schodack Island on face book.


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ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL PERFECT ATTENDANCE FOR 1, 2 AND 3 YEARS One Year Perfect Attendance - Michael Ames, Emily Bentley, Molly Biittig, Sydney Carey, Kayliegh Catlin, James Clark, Evan Crawley, Austin Crosier, Thomas Culnan, Branden Dagner, Joshua Flint, Thomas Francis, Madeline Gibbons, Joshua Hale, Sean Harrington, Cameron Hasbrouck, Emmalee Hoppe, Madeline Illenberg, Amber Jones, Sydney Julien, Nicolas Kalinowski, Meredith Kenneally, Meagan Lettko, Aaron Lindeman, John Lyons, Samantha Marks, Paige McNamara, Shannon Meyer, Benjamin Miller, Lukas Morgan, Donald Nash, Jonathan Pinho, Katelyn Pohlmann, Cade Pytell, Tyler Ranken, Sean Robert, Jordan Rockwell, Kayla Seeberger, Anthony Siddon, Nina Sivaslian, Max Tempel and Timothy Vermilya. Two Years Perfect Attendance - David Cocca, Marisa Heiserman, Margaret Hoyt, Amelia Mamone, Jenna Safford, Mattison Sicko, Evan Simkulet and Aleksandra Wocher. Three Years Perfect Attendance - Joshua Cardinale, Hunter DuPont, Brian Giddings, Scott Gundrum Jr., Andrew Hernandez-M, Omar Mohamed, Daniel Morone, Grady Morrison, Allison Wark and Megan Woods.

LOOKING FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, A SENSE OF SELF OR A COMMUNITY? Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, United Church of Christ, 221 Columbia Turnpike next to the E. Greenbush Town Hall. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Learn more about the UCC at Are you looking for some spiritual direction, a sense of self or a community? If so, Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights can provide you with the friendship, fellowship and guidance you may be looking for. Here you will find a Community that is full of love and acceptance. We believe in getting involved. When you help others, you help yourself lead a Christ-like life. That’s why our congregation remains active in the community through several community service initiatives geared toward improving the quality of life for others. Head out on your new path by joining Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights today! Call us at 518-477-4675 or visit

QUILT RAFFLE The Rensselaer City School District Alumni Association is conducting a Quilt Raffle Fundraiser. The quilt was made by members of the Class of 1969 and is valued at $600. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. To obtain raffle tickets, send checks payable to RCSD Alumni Association, 25 Van Rensselaer Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144 by Sept. 15, 2012. Tickets will be available on Wednesdays at Concerts in the Park (North Side Firehouse) at the Drama Club table. The drawing will be conducted at the First Annual Alumni Association chicken dinner (by Tegan’s) before the Homecoming football game on Friday night, Sept. 28, 2012, eat in or take out. You don’t have to be present to win the quilt, but please consider joining us to reconnect with old friends.

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.

WHEN YOU GET OLD: GET OVER IT! The ad says you’ll look younger If you buy this cream; Your wrinkles will be history, Your skin will shine and gleam. If cellullite’s the demon That makes you scream and curse, Now there’s a fine solution: Just open up your purse. This product will erase That flesh that seemed to curdle, Because you ate too much fat And wore that real tight girdle. Although the years have left their mark And your skin began to sag, You can get back all you lost And look young enough to brag. All you really have to do Is go under the knife; Here a nip and there a tuck... Will give your looks new life Have you gained so much weight That you never go outside? Have no fear, the answer’s here, You have no need to hide. The gastric bypass is your fate, Your stomach will be small, And even if you eat a grape You won’t digest it all. It will cost you plenty To look young and spry; Your bills will be so huge Their sight will make you cry And it won’t last forever; Soon wrinkles will return; The weight you lost will come right back But here’s what you will learn: Youth and beauty will not last, Enjoy it while you may Just recall the memories Before your hair turned gray. Old age has rewards, At least so I’ve been told, But looking young’s not one of them When finally you get old. ~ Sylvia Honig Wynantskill

CALLED TO BE DOERS OF THE WORD On Labor Day Sunday, September 2, 2012, the Stuyvesant and Nassau Reformed Churches will concentrate on what it means to be “Called to Be Doers of the Word.” They will base their attention on James 1:17-27 where James, Jesus’ brother wrote, to Christians everywhere, about right Christian behavior. He urged Christians to be “Doers of The Word” and not only hearers. That means we need to show actively our love for Christ through what we do as well as what we say. Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen, in the sermon titled, “Called To Be Doers of The Word,” will help us more clearly understand how our Christ-like actions will build our love for Christ and others as well as the love and respect of others for us. Join us and come to appreciation how you show your faith by your works. 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 Suyvesant. 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. Sunday School begins at Nassau Reformed on September 9, in worship at 11 a.m.

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Celebrate the harvest season at Crailo State Historic Site! Meet the Dutch and Native inhabitants of New Netherland and try your hand at colonial games with the Jolly Toy Lady. See teams of oxen, tinsmithing and ropemaking demonstrations, and learn about colonial medicine from an 18thcentury doctor. This special event offers something for everyone: a storyteller, fun crafts for kids, free ice cream, a museum open house, and unique shopping opportunities at a 17th-century sutlery or in Crailo’s marketplace gift shop. Access to Crailo’s grounds is free; admission to the museum open house is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person, children 12 and under are free. The event is open to the public Saturday, September 15th, 2012 (rain date: September 16th) from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This event is part of the Hudson River Ramble. Once the Van Rensselaer family’s fortified home, Crailo State Historic Site is the museum of the colonial Dutch in the Hudson Valley and is one of 35 historic sites and 176 parks administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. For more information, please visit or CrailoStateHistoricSite or call (518) 463-8738. For more information on the Hudson River Ramble, please visit http://

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On August 17th, manager Jeannette Dessingue of the West Sand Lake branch (center) is seen presenting committee members Fred Erickson, Nancy Dunn, Nancy Davis and Mary French (from left to right) a check to mark this partnership. As a participating member of the Bicentennial Parade, Trustco Bank looks forward to marking this milestone with the community on Saturday, August 25th, and hope to see all of you there!


Attention parents of school-age children. Did your parents bring you to Sunday School on Sunday mornings when you were a kid? Do you remember singing songs, reading Bible stories, doing craft projects, having a part in the Christmas pageant—maybe you were Joseph or Mary or one of the Wise Men. Wouldn’t you love to have your children have the same experiences? It’s not too late to get them started on a journey that will give them a foundation of faith that will last their entire lives. Sunday School classes here at Evangelical, NYS Rt. 351 in the Poestenkill village will start on Sunday, September 9, from 10-11 a.m. We meet every Sunday until late spring. Just give Stacy Film a call at 674-1220 and let her know your children would like to try us out so we can have teachers and supplies ready.

Letter to the Editor: Attention all voters, here are the facts: In response to another misleading letter from Mr. Crawmer, I went online to check the job creating performance of Obama and his predecessor Bush. The well-respected Business Insider reported “even excluding the disastrous final year, Bush only generated an average of 65,000 jobs per month - compared to 131,000 per month under Obama.” If you include 2008, Bush’s private sector job number was an anemic 20,000. This might also surprise you, under Bush, public sector jobs rose 4%; while under Obama they have gone down 3% (US Dept of Labor). So it turns out, Obama has done a much better job than Bush in private sector job creation. You might think this is unusual. So I looked to see what the job growth performance has been for Republican and Democratic Presidents. According to a Bloomberg Government analysis, “Since John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1961, job growth under Democratic presidents has outnumbered that under Republicans by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. During that period, non-government payrolls grew by almost 42 million jobs under Democratic presidents, compared to 24 million when a Republican party member was in power.” Think before you vote. ~ Mark Berger, 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.

LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT WINS 2012 McLAREN MEM. COMEDY PLAYWRITING COMP. Wedding Secrets, by local playwright Joe Starzyk, has been named the winner of the 2012 McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition. The competition features original works for 44 different states and several international entries. The play was one of 4 finalists that were presented to an audience on Sat., Aug 11. Wedding Secrets was the overwhelming choice as determined by audience vote.

AUDITIONS FOR “SKIN DEEP” AUDITION: “Skin Deep”, a comedy by Jon Lonoff. Dinner theater produced by The Stillwater Players Among Others, Inc., directed by Joe Phillips. 8 performances from 11/2 - 11/17. Need 2 F & 2 M. Ages all adult 40, 2 slightly older & 2 slightly yonger. Auditions are 7pm - 9pm, Monday, August 27th; Tuesday, August 28th; and Wednesday, August 29th, at All Saints on the Hudson Parish Center (formerly St. Peter’s Parish Center), 881 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, NY (RT’s 4 & 32). For more information, call Phillips at 464-2698 or visit www/

“ZERO TOLERANCE for BULLYING” NEEDS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Letter to the Editor: I am the grandparent of a child who has been the victim of bullying. The horror of watching someone I love almost destroyed at the hands of other students in a setting that claims “Zero Tolerance for Bullying” is difficult to put into words. I question how this can happen when we have bullying laws, and even a section of the Penal Law that speaks to consequences for the perpetrators, yet it has happened and will continue to happen until this insidious form of verbal, physical and emotional harassment is stopped. Personally, I am disappointed with the way school administrators have handled this issue. Reported incidents such as: failure to keep students safe after the abuse has been reported; bus drivers not reporting flagrant and prolonged incidents of bullying; lack of understanding on the part of school staff who seem surprised that a child didn’t report the bullying; lack of appropriate consequences for the perpetrators, all demonstrate a system not set up to deal with this important issue. The only people suffering seem to be the student and their family. The victim of bullying is emotionally wounded, pulled out of school for safety sake, subjected to psychological testing, sent to therapy, put on medication, can require inpatient treatment, are socially isolated and may now be labeled because of the above and have lives that are painfully disrupted. The perpetrator may get a suspension, a call home, or may continue to go to school, play football, enjoy social activities and even graduate. If you or someone you know has been subjected to bullying or cyber bullying, please speak out. Our children, your children are suffering needlessly, most likely in silence. A community that comes together can accomplish more than a lone grandparent or parent trying to keep a child safe. If you feel our school district needs to take a more pro active approach to this issue, please contact me, to share your story or let your interest be known. ~ Claire Bradley, East Greenbush Resident 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.

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DEMOCRATS TO MEET CANDIDATES Coffee and Candidates will be on the menu when Rensselaer County Democrats gather this month. County Chairman Tom Wade has arranged for an event where voters will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with candidates in the upcoming elections. On Saturday, Aug 25th, a Bagel Brunch is scheduled at the East Schodack Firehouse on Rt. 151 from 10:am till noon. “I was impressed with the response to this event last year,” Wade said, “and asked the Nassau, and Schodack Chairs to arrange a repeat before the upcoming primary elections in September.” Each candidate will have the floor for introductory remarks, as those in attendance enjoy the light refreshments. The remainder of the time will be an informal opportunity for folks to meet and greet the candidates on an individual basis. A modest donation will be appreciated at the door just to cover the cost of the hospitality, and attendance is open to all. Chairman Wade has invited all Democrat Candidates from Congressional, to State Legislators, and County Judges to attend. “That poses a challenge with so many separate schedules involved,” the Chairman remarked, “ but we are in contact with all of them, and confident that these events will be productive for everyone.”

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NO. GREENBUSH KIWANIS “HOME TOWN CELEBRATION” The North Greenbush Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the “Home Town Celebrations” coming on September 7th and 8th at the Town Office Complex on Main Avenue in Wynantskill. Hours are: Friday from 6PM to 11PM and Saturday from 12noon to 11PM. There will be carnival rides, games, vendors, activities, great food, pony rides and more. Music on Friday from 8PM to 11PM by Cross Fire; and Saturday from 4PM to 7PM by Switch Band; and from 8PM to 11PM by Back 40. On Saturday, the American Legion will be holding a Membership Drive, as well as collecting items for our active military - toiletries, books, playing cards, pens, pencils, stationary, etc. We will be honoring some “Home Town Heroes” and announcing the winners of the essay contest entitled, “What Freedom Means To Me” on Saturday afternoon. Non food vendors wanted for Saturday. Get an application at the Town Clerk’s Office or call 285-0065. Come and join us for this wonderful family event.

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Bill Lithgow, 418 East Street, Rensselaer, attended the 94th Annual Reunion of The Society Of The First Infantry Division In Memphis, TN from August 15, 2012. The Society is the Veterans organization for the unit known popularly as “The Big Red One”. Mr. Lithgow served with the unit in Vietnam in 1968 during the “Tet Offensive”. On this trip, he participated in sightseeing tours on the Mississipi River, Visited Mud Island River Park, the Rock n Soul Museum, The Stax Museum and many other historical sites where Gospel, Blues, Soul, and Rock n Roll music flourished.

A blushing bride. A nervous groom. In June especially, newly married couples began their lives together on the happiest of notes. Some time later… A nagging wife. A neglectful husband. Two people whose lives have grown ever more apart with the passage of time. Two people heading for divorce court. This Sunday, August 26th, Pastor Henry examines in a sermon based on Ephesians 5; 22-33, how the forgiveness and love of Jesus Christ for His Bride, the Church, serves as a model for present and future spouses. Come and hear how the love of Jesus Christ restores strained and broken marriage relationships. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Please call 4778685 for directions and service times.

CACTUS/SUCCULENT SHOW Plants from extensive collection of Jeanine Loya will be displayed at Nassau True ValueAgway on Rte. 20 in Nassau, NY on Sunday, Aug. 26th, from 11AM - 3PM. Free to the public. There will be a repotting station of your plants (supply your own pot). Question/answer on ID of plants and their ‘issues’. For more info, contact Jeanine at 518522-2943.

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 25th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books and toys. The shop is handicapped-accessible and can be entered from the parking lot in the rear. We appreciate your donations, but regret that we cannot accept any more until after Election Day.

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Brian and Alexandria (Lecia) Premo are lifelong residents of Rensselaer County and live in Brunswick with the youngest of their sons; Brian, Justin, Andrew and Michael. Brian is a graduate of Lansingburgh High, Siena College and Albany Law School while Lecia is a graduate of Troy High and Russell Sage College. As one of 14 children, Brian learned the value of hard work, honesty and common sense early in life. He delivered newspapers as a youth and worked part-time as a janitor’s assistant while in high school. Later, he worked his way through college and law school as a UPS laborer and law clerk. Brian is a former Rensselaer County Assistant District Attorney, chief prosecutor of sex crimes and Special District Attorney. He aggressively prosecuted hundreds of cases, but also dismissed indictments against two defendants after uncovering that they were falsely accused. In 1987, the Schenectady Gazette wrote an opinion entitled, “Justice Served” commending Brian for his integrity in that case. For the past 27 years, Brian has been known as one of the most accomplished, prominent and respected criminal defense and personal injury trial and appellate attorneys in the area. He has handled hundreds of complicated cases in state and federal courts in New York, Connecticut and Las Vegas. Many of them have been widely reported and several established state law precedent. In 1996, Brian was called a “titan” of the Albany legal community in a TU article written about one of his cases. Most recently, he was the lead attorney in the Rensselaer County voter fraud case and nine week trial that resulted in a hung jury. Brian has the trial experience, knowledge, integrity and compassion that it takes to be a strong, but fair, County Court Judge. He promises to fight hard to make justice strong in Rensselaer County Court. ~ Submitted by Brian Premo

HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB The Half Moon Button Club will meet on September 12th at 11AM at the Bethlehem Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. A professional jewelry maker will demonstrate adding beads to buttons and them making bracelets with them. Bring a brown bag lunch. All are welcome. For more information, call Kathy at 3933156.

A CITIZEN’S FRAME The Sand Lake Observer, Ronald Berti ‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1798 The next time you want a cold bottle of water, buy a bottle of water bottled in Latham. It is the number 1 bottled water brand as measured by retail sales and it comes from local municipal water sources in Latham and goes through a purification process. Okay, all that is very interesting, but, where am I going with all this. A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the possibility of revitalizing the Sand Lake Elementary/Middle School for the benefit of the Town residents. One of the concerns people had was the cost factor involved in the project. What we need is a way of offsetting the cost of maintaining the building and creating the water district. Drinking water is present in quantity on the property in the form of an aquifer located below the bedrock. My original idea concerning extracting drinking water from the site arose from the possibility of the town considering the creation a municipal water district to meet the needs of town residents, especially those with little water in the Village of Averill Park. Then came the idea to offer a bottler a continuous supply of potable water from those wells. This may sound like a crazy idea, but, if Latham municipal bottled water can make millions, why can’t we market “Sand Lake Crystal Clear Water”? The income from selling the water could be applied to reduce our property/school taxes. The Town would also collect property taxes on the bottling facility. We are not looking to rival this major retailer. A smaller version would be sufficient. I haven’t all the answers, but, if the powers that be sit down with the mindset to arrive at a solution, this project could be successful from the residents’ point of view. There is no doubt that the practical application of some entrepreneurial know-how can be employed to induce a manufacturer to produce bottled water and solve the business end of the equation. Nutrition and health advocates have noted that the convenience, portability and availability of bottled water has provided a net benefit to public health, allowing consumers to elect water as a healthier choice over alternatives such as carbonated soft drinks. One more point. If the municipal water district can provide the Town with Fire Hydrants, then our property insurance rates will go down significantly. Could it be that we are inadvertently pumping the solution to our rising taxes “down the drain”? It sure seems like something we should seriously look into. Ronald can be reached at: BY

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REGISTER NOW FOR 2012 TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE Last year we had over 150 residents, businesses and vendors participate. 1000’s came to shop and we had a townwide party. Don’t miss this year, Register now to Sell your stuff and be on the 2012 Event Map. Registration is easy – go to to register online, or stop by Tremont Lumber, Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill, or Young’s Pharmacy to pick up registration form. There are 3 ways to participate – (1) Town residents and businesses have a garage sale on your property and keep the profits, only $10 to be on the Event Map (2) Non-residents and Vendors can rent a booth space in the Vendor Corral, spaces start at $25. (3) Donate your gently used items for the Garage Sale Auction, call 674-3836 to have your items picked up. All proceeds from the Saturday, 9/15 auction, to be held at 3pm the Sand Lake School Vendor Corral, will benefit Sand Lake Charities. The Sand Lake Town-Wide Garage Sale will be Saturday, 9/15; and Sunday, 9/16, beginning at 8am. Register now to join the party.

2012 METHODIST FARM VESPER SCHEDULE Sunday Evenings at 7PM, *unless noted otherwise at the Methodist Farm Chapel, RT 66 to South End of Crooked Laek, Methodist Farm Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. • *August 26th - Rev. Robert Lowenthal - Pastor, First United Methodist Church, East Greenbush, NY. 5:00PM Service. • *September 2nd - Rev. Robert Long - Retired Pastor, Emmaus United Methodist Church, Albany, NY. 10:00AM Closing Communion Service. Public Invtied - Dress Informal

Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents a workshop — ‘Smartphone Photography with Jeff Perkins’ on Sun., Sept 9, at 1:30pm. Today, many Smart Phones have improved sensors, lenses and software that rival images from a good point and shoot camera. With your phone in your pocket, you can capture almost anything and not miss a shot. Jeff’s talk will focus on how to get the most from your smartphone, the best Apps for shooting and processing, and paths to get your images to print or the web. You can check his teaching photo blog at http:// There you will find many iPhone images and descriptions of how they were made. Cost is $5 pp and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

MELVIN ROADS POST TO HOLD PATRIOT DAY CEREMONIES Melvin Roads Post 1231 American Legion will once again host a National Day of Service and Remembrance—Patriot Day— Ceremony at the Post on Tuesday, September 11th, at 12Noon. The community is invited to join with our veterans, distinguished guests, fire fighters and law enforcement honoring the memory of the lives lost September 11th, 2001. Among the presentations of the day’s speakers will be the reading of Governor Cuomo’s Proclamation for this anniversary. The Clinton Heights Fire Department will hold the solemn tolling of the bell in remembrance of the fire fighters and emergency personnel who gave their all 11 years ago. The Post Color Guard, including members of the Sons of the American Legion will present the colors for the playing of Taps. Following the ceremony, all are invited to a light luncheon in the Post Lounge. Post veterans and their families encourage all members of the community to attend.

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Rensselaer County’s Sheriff Jack Mahar welcomed home campers from the New York State Sheriffs Association Institute’s 2012 summer camp. “At this camp, kids learn competitive behavior, law enforcement and what it means to respect one another”, said Mahar. More than 900 boys and girls from across the state attended The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp located near Penn Yan in Yates County, New York. Throughout the week-long stay, children from Rensselaer County observed special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriffs’ Offices from across the State. Included in these presentations were D.A.R.E. presentations, boat and bike safety programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations, archery competitions for accuracy and even a talent show just for fun. The camp has been going for 36 years and Mahar says it’s important that it continues. “If we can keep these types of programs active and running and be consistent in seeing that these kids have an opportunity to participate in these programs, then their future will be a lot brighter than if we don’t,” Mahar said. Upon the completion of the camp, each camper was awarded a diploma for their participation in the program for “Good Citizenship and Law Enforcement Studies.”

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE SEPTEMBER 29th Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter Street, Troy) will be hosting a Community Garage Sale on September 29th from 92. As you do your fall cleaning, begin saving the treasures you no longer need and plan on joining us on the 29th. There is no cost to participate. Just bring a table and your treasures to sell. Food and beverages will also be available throughout the day. There will not be a charge for the food, but donations will be accepted and will go to the Missing Link Street Ministry’s outreach to children in North-Central Troy. To reserve a space, or for more information, please call the church office at 283-2420

GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK HOSTING “PETS IN THE PARK DAY” Grafton Lakes State Park is hosting the first ever “Pets in the Park Day”. This event is on September 8th, 2012 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring your pet to Grafton Lakes State Park at the Deerfield picnic area for a day full of tail wagging and great fun. The event is free with park admission. This event will show patrons how pet friendly the park is, and what activities they can do here with their furry friends, so bring them along! We will have guided hikes, an agility course, food vendors, pet care vendors, live acoustic music from “The Stray Dogs”, raffles, and most importantly the rescue groups Pepper Tree Rescue and Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions bringing adoptable dogs. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to these adoption agencies. For more information on “Pets in the Park Day”, please call the assistant park naturalist Jean Gijanto at 518-279-1155. Information about park events may also be found online at



L - R: Stephen Olmstead, Jean Clement Franklin, Sarah Katz, Alma Clement, Janice Element Olmstead and Joan Clement Hayes Sarah Katz, a 2012 graduate of Averill Park High School is shown here being presented with the Leo B. Clement Memorial Scholarship by Alma Clement. Sarah wrote the winning essay describing her love of reading. This award is administered by the Poestenkill Library. Sarah is the daughter of Kim and Jason Katz and a resident of Poestenkill. She has been a volunteer at the West Sand Library for the past three years. She will be attending Colgate University in the Fall, majoring in Anthroplogy. Congratulations and good luck to Sarah and thanks to all the high school seniors from Poestenkill who submitted their essays.

WAGGING TALES The Troy Public Library presents Wagging Tales starring Bubba The Reading Retriever. Come meet him on selected Saturday’s beginning on September 15th and 29th at 11AM at the Main Branch. Please call 274-7071 to register for a 15 minute spot to read your favorite book to him.

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 communities. 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.

MORNINGS AT THE MUSEUM, PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM AT RCHS The Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) offers a monthly program, Mornings at the Museum, geared to preschoolers. Children ages 3-5 are introduced to the museum through a program that includes story-time, exploring an item from the collection and participating in a hands-on activity. Each month has a different theme. Program takes place at RCHS, 57 Second Street, Troy NY 12180. All programs start at 10am and last about 1 hour. Cost is $5 per child, Adults are free. Limited to 15 children. Reservations can be made by calling 518-272-7232 x12 or email Ilene Frank at • Wednesday, September 19 - THEME: Eagles and Uncle Sam - Children will look at artifacts related to Uncle Sam and find eagles throughout the museum. • Wednesday, October 17 - THEME: Halloween - Children will look at collection items related to Halloween and pumpkins, and then be able to decorate their own pumpkin to take home

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.


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.

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET BREAKFAST The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department along with the Grafton Ladies Auxiliary will be holding an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast on Saturday, August 25th, from 8am to 11am at the Grafton VFW - Fire Hall on South Road (County Route 85). On the menu: Belgian waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs (made to order) , sausage gravy & biscuits, bacon, sausage, homefries, toast, orange juice, coffee, and milk. Cost is $8.00 per adult, kids 12 and under $4.00, kids 5 and under FREE! We look forward to serving you!

BRUNSWICK ELKS CHARITY DINNER Brunswick Elks, 665 Brunswick Rd, is hosting a Charity Dinner, Friday September 21, 2012, from 4PM - 7PM. Proceeds from dinner will support our drive at holiday time for needy families, including children as well as military families. Menu: Irv’s Meatloaf, Twice Baked Potatoes, Marinated Carrots, Dessert and coffee. Price is $10.00, and for Children under 10 we are offering free hot dogs. Reservations are appreciated at 279-3907.

FOURTH SUNDAY SPAGHETTI DINNER All are welcome—No Charge on Sun., August 26th, from 2PM to 4PM at Blooming Grove Reformed Church, RT 4, Defreestville.

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The K of C in Latham will hold an All-You-CanEat Breakfast on Sunday, September 16th. Come relax and let us do the cooking. The Best Deal In Town from 8:30AM – NOON at the Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy Schenectady Rd. in Latham. Menu includes: juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate, fruit cup, scrambled eggs, pancakes and hot syrup, French toast, homefries, corned beef hash, bacon and sausage, cereal and banana, assorted breads and Danish, and an omelet station. All you can eat for only $8.00, children 5-10 $4.00, under 5 free. 783-0572

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, will be having their monthly All-You-Can-Eat B reakfast on Saturday, September 1st, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. Menu includes eggs, homefries, regular, and blueberry pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, toast and coffee and juice.

CLINTON HEIGHTS AREA 11th ANNUAL REUNION The Clinton Heights Annual Reunion will be held at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike on Friday, September 7th, 2012 from 3PM to 7PM. Please come and join us if you grew up in Clinton Heights, Hampton Manor, Prospect Heights, Clinton Park or Hillview in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or 70’s. Everyone is welcome. If you are in contact with anyone who has left the area, please give them a call also. This is an informal gathering. There is no charge, but donations to cover expenses would be appreciated. Please join us for another great afternoon. For more information, you may call Mona Orcuioli at 465-9564 or Pam Sanford Dundon at 766-9289.

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 1987 25th REUNION APHS Class of 1987 will hold their 25th Reunion on Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 6-11 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For more information, you can email Michelle Franklin-Burton at, call 518-470-7453 or visit our Facebook page Class of ’87 Reunion.

APHS CLASS OF 1982 CLASS REUNION30 YEARS! On September 22, 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, we will be celebrating our 30 year class reunion. It is from 7pm Midnight. There will be food and an open bar of Beer, Wine and Soda for $45. per person. We also have booked Scott Hemming of S.E.H. as our DJ for the night. Anyone interested in attending needs to send a check made payable to Julie Benedetto to 2 West Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198 by August 31st. If you have any questions, please contact Julie at 283-7796.

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 or call 518-271-7645 and leave a message.

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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.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IN TROY Mark your calendars for the 4th annual International Festival, hosted by Troy Little Italy, on Saturday, September 22, from 11am to 7pm. Enjoy great ethnic food, music, children’s activities, crafts, cultural displays, and more. Location: The outdoor marketplace on Hill St. between Washington St. and Liberty St. Contact: Jane Otto, email

RECIPE GIVES A TANTALIZING TASTE TO GRILLED VEGETABLE NAPOLEONS (MS) — Hot, lazy summer days are too precious to waste in the kitchen. Enhance your outdoor leisure time with a visit to a local farmer’s stand or market to choose fresh vegetables for this colorful recipe. Grilled Vegetable Napoleons Ingredients: Substitute or add other vegetables as you wish. Some nice additions might be new potatoes or red peppers. Although the stacks are attractive and easy to serve, you may also arrange the grilled vegetables and cheese in a casserole. 1/2 cup olive oil 1 large eggplant, cut in 12 slices (1/3-inch thick) 3 medium zucchinis, cut in 24 slices (1/4-inch thick) 3 large tomatoes, cut in 6 slices (1/3-inch thick) 3 medium red onions, cut in 12 slices (1/3-inch thick) 3/4 cup ricotta cheese Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped 1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick 6 sprigs fresh rosemary Directions Preheat barbecue and set on low. Brush vegetables with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill slowly until tender, turning once. Transfer the vegetables to a tray, arranging them in a single layer, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. The vegetables may be grilled a day in advance, and refrigerated after cooling. Bring the vegetables back to room temperature before proceeding. Assembly Stir together the ricotta, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Place one slice of eggplant on a lightly oiled grill sheet or foil pan. Spread 1 tablespoon of the ricotta mixture over the eggplant. Cover with 2 slices of zucchini, 1 slice of onion, 1 slice of mozzarella, 1 slice of tomato, and 2 slices of zucchini. Spread 1 tablespoon of the ricotta mixture over the onion, and top with another slice of eggplant. Repeat this procedure with the remaining vegetables to make 5 more stacks. Insert a wooden skewer through the centre of each stack to create a hole from top to bottom. Remove the bottom leaves from each rosemary sprig, leaving one inch of leaves on the top. Insert 1 sprig into the centre hole in each napoleon, and return to the barbecue. Heat for about 10 minutes on low, or until mozzarella is melted and vegetables are warmed through.





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at HOAGS CORNERS The Hoags Corners Fire House will host an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, September 2nd, from 8AM to 11:30AM. Our All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Style Breakfast includes Scrambled eggs, homefries, applesauce, fruit cocktail, blueberry & regular pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, toast, English muffins, and donuts. Adults - $7.00; Children ages 6-12 - $4.00; Children 5 and under – free. Eat-in or Takeout. Phone: 766-5474.

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COLLECTING 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.


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The Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) offers walking tours of historic downtown Troy on Saturday mornings this September and October. Tours depart from and return to the Market Table at the Troy Farmer’s Market at 10:30 am. Each week brings a different theme for the tours, which are led by RCHS staff and frequently incorporate historic photographs and readings from letters and diaries. September’s History Walks are part of the Hudson River Ramble. The Hudson River Valley Ramble celebrates the trails, the river and the historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area. For more information about the Ramble, visit Cost: $5 per person/ RCHS members free. Reservations can be made by calling 518-272-7232 x12 or email . For more information, • Saturday, September 8 - Green Island Bridge Discover this historic Hudson River crossing point and the various bridges that have been built at this site. • Saturday, September 15 - Uncle Sam’s Life in Troy This tour takes you to sites associated with Samuel Wilson, the “real” Uncle Sam. You’ll also visit the RCHS museum, which includes artifacts from Samuel Wilson’s life and images of our national symbol. • Saturday, September 22 - Amazing Architecture Stroll the streets of downtown Troy and find a rich built environment. Tour showcases Troy’s architectural gems as you explore the range of styles found in Troy. • Saturday, September 29 - The Marquis de Lafayette Visits Troy - For much of 1824 & 1825, Lafayette, the hero of the American Revolution, made a triumphal visit to the US, including visiting Troy twice. Follow in his footsteps as he was shown the bustling city that Troy had become. • Saturday, October 2 - Underground Railroad Troy was a hotbed of abolitionism. Walk to where history was made including the site of the rescue of Charles Nalle. • Saturday, October 13 - Amazing Architecture Stroll downtown Troy and you’ll find a rich built environment. This tour showcases Troy’s architectural gems and range of styles.

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ALL-YEAR ROUND RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES WITH ZION’S UCC We encourage you to recycle bottles and cans at Hannaford’s in West Sand Lake or other location convenient for you. We encourage recycling items by donating to Doors of Hope in West Sand Lake. The Mobil-In Bottle Redemption Center has agreed to collect bottles and can deposits for Zion’s United Church of Christ and pay the deposits directly to our church as a fund-raiser. You can take your 5 cent deposit cans and bottles to the Mobil-In Redemption Center and tell them, when you drop off, that they are for “Zion’s UCC of Taborton”. They will count the bottles/cans, keeping track of all the deposits, then send a check to the church each month. The Mobil-In is located on Burden Lake Road, at the old Faith Mills, the first building on the left heading south. We invite you to donate your used furniture to the Furniture Program of Troy Area United Ministries. Call Michael Barrett at 274-5920 x 204, to arrange for a pick up. The most needed donations: Beds, dressers, and kitchen sets. The program is run part time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and includes all of Renssaeler County and beyond. Any questions, comments and new suggestions, please contact Pastor Bob Loesch 674-8204 iPhone Worship services- Sunday, 10 a.m. All are welcome Zion’s United Church of Christ is located at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, NY 12153

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County Legislator Lou Desso addresses the Twin Town 11 y.o. All Star team following their victory over East Greenbush to capture the NYS District 14 title.


RPI LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM Who: For children (2+) willing to learn how to swim. What: The RPI Swim Team will be holding swim lessons for the FALL 2012. Where: Robison Pool located on the RPI Campus. When: Registration will be August 30th & September 4th 6-7:00pm @ Robison Pool. Dates of Lessons: Saturdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 & Oct. 6. Cost: $45 for RPI affiliates/$55 for outside community. For more information or to receive a brochure, please Contact Maranda at

TRYOUTS FOR CLASSIE LASSIES 10U TRAVEL TEAM The 10U Travel A tryouts will be held Thursday and Friday, August 23rd and 24th. All tryouts will begin at 6pm sharp at the Classie Lassies fields. Questions or concerns, contact Mike at 518-229-1326.

HUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING Hunter Education Training scheduled at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc on Friday, October 5th, from 7 to 11PM; and Sunday, October 7th, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Hunter Education Course will be held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, 531 Synders Lake Road in Wynantskill. Pre-registration is required! Pre-registration will be held at the Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club every Wednesday from 7 to 8PM starting on Wednesday, September 5th, until class is full. Class size is limited and based on first-come, firstserved basis. Pre-register early to be sure of a class slot. Phone 286-9620.

2012 FALL BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Fall baseball at Sorensco is a great way to extend your baseball season and it is almost upon us!! Our fall baseball season will begin right after Labor Day and consist of only weekend games. The season will run as long as the weather allows which, if we are lucky, will be through mid-late October. Fall Ball is open to players who will be ages 13 > 18 by May 1st, 2013. The teams will be grouped by age (and will play teams of the same age) as follows: • Prep: Age 13; • Major: Ages 14-15; • Senior: Ages 16-18 The registration fee is $100, which includes a team hat and jersey. If you want to play another 9-12 games of baseball during some of the finest weather we have in Upstate NY, we highly recommend you consider signing up. We will be accepting registrations through August 31st. The Registration Form can be found on our website at Any questions, please email us at

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SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 28th, 2012, at 5PM at Rensselaer High School for the Homecoming pre-game event. Tickets for the chicken dinner are $12 for adults and $6 for a child. Contact Lynne Beiermeister at or www,!/groups/RenssSchoolsAlumni. The adult dinner includes: 1/2 chicken, ear of corn, roasted potatoes, cookie and beverage. Child dinner includes: Hot dog on roll, ear of corn, chips, cookie and beverage. The dinner is catered by Tegan’s Restaurant of Rensselaer to benefit the Alumni Association of the Rensselaer NY Schools and its students. Seniors at RCSD will be available to conduct tours of the school, there will be raffle baskets made by many past classes and the drawing for the quilt made by the class of 1969 and valued at $600.

SACRED HEART OF CASTLETON CYO ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL REGISTRATION Sacred Heart of Castleton CYO basketball ONLINE REGISTRATION is now open! Go to our web site for all the needed info to register! If you are unable to register online, we will be holding a “one time in person” registration at the Maple Hill Middle School on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM. That will be the only opportunity to register in person. Don’t delay. If you don’t register on time, you will be put on a waiting list. Get online and register for CYO Basketball! Any questions regarding registration or Sacred Heart CYO BB can be directed to Seth Hendrick at 732-2943.

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 If you have any questions, please email or contact John Paris, 7274135.

4th CRNA SUMMER BIATHLON AT CASTLETON FISH & GAME PROTECTIVE The Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA) will hold its 4th Summer Biathlon from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon on Sunday, August 25th, at the Castleton Fish & Game Protective Association in Castleton, NY. The public is invited to test their skills in a family friendly, safe environment. CRNA members will provide safety training and orientation the morning of the event. A fee of $20 is charged per participant. Summer Biathlon combines cross country running with precision target shooting. Adults use bolt action .22 rifles. Children use paintball guns instead of rifles, making the event appropriate for all ages. CRNA will provide rifles and paintball guns to those who need them during the event. The Castleton Fish & Game Protective Association is located off Van Hoesen Road in Castleton, NY. Contact Russ Myer, CRNA at 315-396-9967.

JOSEPH STEVENS, JR. #33 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP MOTORCYCLE RUN The Joseph Stevens, Jr. #33 Memorial Scholarship Motorcycle Run will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at 11:30 A.M. and begins at The Towne Tavern, 2850 NY 43 in Averill Park - RAIN or SHINE. The Run will end at The Brunswick Lodge of Elks #2556, 665 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY at 3:30 P.M. You don’t need a motorcycle to be a part of this event; you can join everyone where the Run Ends. Donation: Adult - $20 Children 5-12 - $7 Children under 5 Free. Includes, Run, Food & Live Music by DIEGO The Memorial Scholarship Award is given annually to an Averill Park High School Sr. Football Player

GOLDEN STRIKERS BOWLING LEAGUE The Golden Strikers bowling league is looking for women 55 and older who want to have fun bowling. No experience necessary. We will start on Thursday, Sept. 6th, at 12:15PM and bowl every Thursday at SpareTime in East Greenbush. This is a non-sanctioned league. Call Regina at 477-7741 for more information or stop by the bowling alley any Thursday after the 9th of September.

B.L.C.C. HUTCHINS’ GOLF LEAGUE Through twenty 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 291.5 pts; 2nd place Team #3 - Dave DeGenero 285.5 pts; 3rd place - Team #5 Brian Hampson 270 pts; 4th place - Team 7 Tom Connor 266 pts; 5th place - Team #1 Dan Ireland 260 pts; 6th place Team #6 Jason Cooper 223 pts; 7th place - Team #8 Scott Delisle 221 pts; 8th place - Team #4 Tom Murphy 220.5 pts. Low scores by flights: 1 - Steve Quillinan, Jr. 34; 2 - Clint Dawley 36; 3 - Peter Sennett & Tom Connor 40; 4 - Ross Edwards 38; 5 - Rob Zalucky 38; 6 - Karl Morrison 39; 7 - Sil Martinage 39; 8 - Steve Engel 41; 9 - Ralph Robertson & Bill Kirtsos 44; 10 - Ray Van Epps 45; 11 - Rich Amadon 44; 12 Geoff Gamache 50; 13 - Dan Westbrook 51. Other low scores: 35 - Dan Ireland; 37 - Tom Murphy; 38 - Rich Simon; 39 - Mike Pendergast, Jr.; Dave DeGenero; 40 - Archie Robinson, Bob Pecker, Nick Valenze & Steve Quillinan, Jr.; 41 - Wally Tuszynski, Dave Halloran, Steve Langan, Chuck Bennison & Steve Whitbeck; 42 - Roger Marschke, Wayne Mizerak, Mark Minehan, Fred Nero, Bill Madsen & Mark Quinn; 43 - Jim Moloney, Jack Rodzwell & Brian Hampson; 44 - Jay Zalucky, Sam Greco & Bill Haupt; 45 - Jack Huerter, Jim Jewell, Ron Choquette, Larry Herzog, Mark Miller, Mike Bottillo, Bob Carl, & Cutter Warner; 46 - Geoff Horine, Sal Mamone, Mark Lyons, Carl Ricci & Jim Kosakoski; 47 - Tom Kehn, Tony Farina, Russ Singleton & Mike Ciccarelli. There are two more weeks in the regular season. Teams #2 & #3 have made the top playoff positions. The third and fourth positions will go to two of three teams - #1, #5 and #7.


MAPLE HILL MODIFIED SPORTS Please join us on the Dutch Apple for a Dinner Cruise, August 26th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Tickets are $75 per person, FUNDRAISER 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 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!

LAST CALL – BRUNSWICK BASEBALL HOUSE (13-16) FALL BALL The Brunswick Baseball Independent League will be closing registrations for the 2012 HOUSE (13-16) Fall Ball program on September 27th. All players ages 13-16, all Little League graduates and all 2012 BBL Spring House League players are eligible. The fee is $115 – ALL players must register on-line – please visit our website: & click on the LINKS tab in the Home Page menu. For questions, please call Mark Phillips 279-3471 Register today – Don’t miss out.

BRUNSWICK YOUTH BASEBALL 2013 SPRING TRAVEL TRYOUTS Open Tryouts for the 2013 Season Travel Teams. All tryouts will be held at the Route 7 Complex in Brunswick. If you cannot make the tryout, but would like to be considered, or are interested in managing or coaching, please contact Lance Maxon at Sunday, August 26, 2012: 9U - Time 1:00 – 3:00pm; 10U Time 3:00– 5:00pm; 11U - Time 1:00 – 3:00pm; 12U - Time 3:00– 5:00pm.

UNCLE SAM SWIM TEAM FALL/ WINTER REGISTRATION Preparing to swim our 2012-13 season at Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y., the Uncle Sam Swim Team (USAM) welcomes all girls and boys, ages 5-18, to compete in USA competitive swimming events in all age groups and at all levels. Registration and Test-set Swim for RETURNING swimmers: Thursday, Aug. 30, 6-8 pm. Group practices begin Tuesday, Sept. 4. Registration and Swim Evaluation for group placement for all NEW swimmers: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6-8 pm. A new parents meeting is scheduled to review paperwork and team procedures. Scheduled practices begin Sept. 12. Affiliated with Adirondack Swimming and USA Swimming, USAM competes in USA sanctioned meets in and around the Capital Region on scheduled weekends (either Saturday or Sunday) throughout the season. All swimmers are grouped based on ability. Practices are scheduled 5 nights a week at Emma Willard Pool—Practice times range between 5:45-8:15 pm. For specific information about registration requirements and practice times, visit to view the Fall/Winter 2012 flyer, or contact head coach Rob MacLeod at 518-286-3678 with any questions. USAM looks forward to another enjoyable and rewarding season!

The 7th grade Brunswick Lady Blazers finished their undefeated season here at home with a 31 - 0 record. The team was then invited to play in the USBA Girls National Championship Tournament in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ranking #5 within their age group. The girls demonstrated the Blazers three core principals of teamwork, character and personal fitness by achieving excellence on the court, in the classroom and by displaying good sportsmanship at all times. Way to go PURPLE!

KENNETH M. DION GOLF & COMEDY BANQUET BENEFIT Our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Outing will be held at the Winding Brook Country Club in Valatie, NY on Fri., Sept. 14, 2012 to benefit The Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Please consider yourself invited to come to enjoy Golf and the Banquet along with a great Comedy Show (all for one price), or just come for the Banquet/Comedy Show (at a different lower price). For more information, please contact David Dion at (subject line: golf tournament) or call Judi Stone at 518-674-5104. We are accepting donations of hole sponsoring, raffle prizes or monetary donations for the L.L.S. Please come and make this year’s Benefit another successful year of “Fighting Blood Cancers, One Hole At A Time!”

LADY ROYALS 2013 TRYOUTS The Lady Royals 16u fastpitch softball team will be holding tryouts on August 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.


A great opportunity to help out special needs athletes and have fun while doing it! The Capital Region Miracle League 2012 Slow Pitch Softball fundraiser is fast approaching. This year’s fundraiser will be held on September 8 and 9 at the East Greenbush Softball Complex on Gilligan Road. The cost is $250 per team. All proceeds will go towards a much needed club house and rest rooms at Jaime M. Adams Field. Currently, our athletes have no concession stand for refreshments and are forced to use portable rest room facilities. They deserve so much more. Thank you for your support. - Sign up at EGLL on September 6th (Coaches meeting September 7th) - On-line registration at - Registration due by September 6th, looking for at least 24 teams. - Checks payable to “Capital Region Miracle League” - Mail to: 10 McDonald Lane, Rensselaer, NY 12144 - Double elimination tournament - Open to men and women 18 and up - Wooden bats only (bats will be provided) - Andy’s coed slow pitch rules - Fully insured - All donations are tax deductible For information on the tournament, contact Donald Myers at 518-542-5974, or Bob Myron at 518283-7784, For information on The Miracle League, contact Burke Adams at 518-479-3465,

BOWHUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING Bowhunter Education Training scheduled at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc on Sunday, September 30th, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Bowhunter Education Course will be held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, 531 Synders Lake Road in Wynantskill. Pre-registration is required! Pre-registration will be held at the Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club every Wednesday from 7 to 8PM starting on Wednesday, September 5th, until class is full. Class size is limited and based on first-come, first-served basis. Preregister early to be sure of a class slot. Phone 286-9620.

RENSS. SENIORS LOOKING FOR BOWLERS Rensselaer Senior Center in conjunction with Spare Time in East Greenbush is looking for senior bowlers at least 60 years old for our fun league. We will start September 4 and bowl at noon every Tuesday for 25 weeks.

3rd ANNUAL “ARC IN THE PARK” The 3rd annual “Arc in the Park” 5k event is planned for Sunday, October 14th, at the RPI Technology Park on Rt. 4 in North Greenbush-commencing at 10:00 AM. This event is hosted by the Arc of Rensselaer County, and is emerging as one of the preferred 5k events in our county. Presently the Arc is recommending that interested runners contact the agency at 274-3110 to take advantage of the discounted entry fee of $20.00 ($25.00 the day of the event). In addition to the 5k event, there will be a half-mile “fun run”, and awards presented in both youth and adult categories. Sponsors for this event so far include: Hannaford, First Niagara, Jaeger and Flynn, CDPHP, Rose and Kiernan, Ross Enterprises, W.B. Mason, ABACUS, and Enterprise Fleet services. The Arc will welcome additional sponsors for the event over the next month.

ATHLETES CAMPUS WATCH BINGHAMTON ATHLETES RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT The following student athletes at Binghamton University were named to the spring 2012 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll after achieving semester grade point averages (GPA) of 3.30 or higher. Tyler Pomakoy, who is on the Men’s Soccer team, is pursuing a major in Harpur College. He hails from Stephentown and attended Berlin High School. Conor O’Brien, who is on the Women’s Soccer team, is pursuing a major in Cell and Molecular Biology. He hails from Rensselaer and attended Columbia High School.

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Reserve Your Posting on this Bulletin Board Today~ Call for Details and Rates 674-2841. PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION AT THE TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “Paranormal Investigation with The Albany Paranormal Research Society (APRS),” on Monday, October 8th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. The APRS, a proud member of the TAPS Family, is a NYS Not for Profit paranormal investigation group based in Albany, NY that dedicates its time to researching and investigating claims of paranormal activity in people’s homes and businesses. They do not go into a location to prove a haunting exists, but rather to find a natural or science- related reason to what people may be experiencing. There are times, though, when occurrences cannot be explained by those means. Join us for a special presentation by members of the Albany Paranormal Research Society as they discuss paranormal investigations, learn about the equipment used on their investigations and experience some great evidence captured during their cases. This program is free and open to the public, but please call the library at 274-7071, or register online at Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.

MEETING DATES FOR THE VILLAGE OF NASSAU The following dates have been established for the Village of Nassau Board of Trustees Meetings. All Meeting will be held at the Village Municipal Building, 40 Malden Street, Nassau, NY at 7PM starting in June 2012. Regular Meetings: September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, December 12th; 2013: January 11th, February 8th and March 14th. The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals met as needed at 7PM at the Village Municipal Building. The Beautification Committee meets every third Wednesday, 7PM, at the Village Municipal Building from April through October. New members are always welcome.

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FARMER’S MARKET COUPONS FOR SENIORS Farmer’s Market Coupons are available at the Rensselaer Senior Center located at 50 East and Herrick Sts., Rensselaer. To be eligible you must be 60 years of age or older. Income: $1723 per month/ l person household; $2333 per month/ 2 person household; $2944 per month/ 3 person household; or receiving or eligible to receive SSI food stamps; public assistance, or Sec. 8 housing subsidy. Please contact the center at 463-2166 for distribution times and more information.

RUMMAGE SALE Pittstown United Methodist Church will hold a Rummage Sale in the Church Hall (located just off route 7 in the village of Pittstown) on Friday, Sept. 28th, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm; and on Saturday, Sept. 29th, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Clothing, jewelry, books, toys & household goods. Bag Sale on Saturday — $2.00 a bag (fill 2 bags get the 3rd bag free). Bake and Food Sale Both Days. Donate Items now! Call 518-596-0003 or 518-6638156 for more information or to donate good saleable items.

Join us at the Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center for our Tribute to Elvis Presley - Celebrating His Life, on Tuesday, August 28, beginning at 11:00 am. Donny “Elvis” Romines will be here to rock us! Get your blue suede shoes out and come party. At noon, enjoy a wonderful dinner of Veal & Peppers with Wide Noodles. This event is sponsored by CDPHP. You must have reservations for lunch to attend the show. The cost for seniors 60 years of age or older is a suggested contribution of $2.50. To sign up, call the Center at 2705349.

CAPITAL DISTRICT FRIDAY FIELD GROUP OUTINGS FOR 2012 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.

NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY COURSE NAMI Rensselaer County, Inc. is getting ready to begin the NAMI Family to Family course at the School of Public Health, SUNYA East Campus, One University Place, in Rensselaer. Classes will run 6pm to 8:30pm on Tuesdays, beginning on September 18th. Family to Family is a dynamic 12-week family psycho-educational course offered to, and taught by, individuals who have a loved one with mental illness. The Family-to-Family curriculum provides participants with clear, accurate, and practical information on topics such as the categories of and biology of mental illness; medications and research; crisis management; communication skills; problem solving; self-care; advocacy, and recovery. A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, showed that course participants gained a greater understanding of mental illness, coped much better, worried less, and felt newly empowered to advocate for better treatment and services for their relative. Other research indicates that social support and attachment are primary predictors in recovery from PTSD. “Families and friends need to know that mental illness is treatable. Don’t allow stigma or wrong information to interfere with getting needed information and services for yourself and the person you love. NAMI Family to Family provides education - and knowledge is empowerment.” Says Mary Crowley and Mary Beth Honsinger, course instructors. This course is open to anyone in a relationship with an individual with mental health symptoms; this includes spouses, parents, children, siblings, and friends. The course is life changing and FREE, but you must pre-register by calling Mary Beth Honsinger at (518) 588-6949 or Mary Crowley at (518) 227-6701.

GET “COLOR BOMBED” FOR ST. PAUL’S CENTER! SEPTEMBER 22 - ALTAMONT FAIRGROUNDS What is Color Me Rad? A “different kind” of a 5K run during which runners begin the race in gleaming white attire…..but not for long! Throughout the race, they will get thoroughly covered with a rainbow of color from the “Bomb Squads” along the sidelines. What do the “bombs” consist of? They are simply harmless packets of cornstarch that will surely liven up your attire! How does St. Paul’s Center benefit? Being that it is a collaborative fundraising event with the Special Olympics, St. Paul’s will receive a percentage of your registration. Simply enter the promo code “STPAULS” when you register online. How do I enter? Just click the “REGISTER” image on our website. *Be sure to enter the Promo Code: STPAULS at the bottom of the form.* What if I don’t want to run, but wish to take part (especially on the BOMB SQUAD!)? There will be a limited number of volunteer positions offered at the end of August. Check St. Paul’s website for updates. For more info, visit:

SAVE THE DATE! VENDORS WANTED! The Town of East Greenbush and the Community and Recreational Services Department announces the Saturday in the Park Fall Festival on September 22nd! This will be taking place in the Hampton Manor Parks from 11am to 3pm. We are looking for vendors of all kinds, including but not limited to: crafts, food, baked goods, art, jewelry, toys, music, entertainment, information booths, games, raffles, and plenty more! Local businesses and community groups are especially encouraged to participate. Let us help YOU get the word out about your business/club/hobby/etc. Please contact Daniela or Anita at the Dept. office at 477-4194 or emailing with any questions or for a vendor registration form.



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GANADRIAN FARMS, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 5/15/12. Office County. Rensselaer location: 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.

Name of LLC: LJ Construction LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 5/21/12. Office County. Rensselaer location: 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.

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 liability limited the company served upon him or her is: 2301 Fifteenth Street, Troy, New York 12180.

The AdverTiser Rensselaer Co. South 29 Sheer Rd., P.O. Box 70, Averill Park, NY 12018 (518) 674-2841 • Fax 674-8680 • Classifieds 877-4730 or Alyson Hayner Regan....................................Managing Editor Sharon Bemis...............................................................Manager Barbara Kivlen..............................Display Advertising Manager Jeannine Wendell......................Display/Classified Advertising Nyssa Schauer...............................................Display Advertising Sharon Ethier.......................Typesetting/Classified Advertising Susan St. Pierre........................Display Advertising Consultant Mary Beth Gottshall................Display Advertising Consultant Evy King.................................Display Advertising Consultant Al Hayner...................................................Founder/Consultant The Advertiser’s Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, Closed Sat & Sun DEADLINES: Articles- Friday at 4pm; Classified-Monday 4pm; Display-Monday 4pm for Thursday’s Edition. EDITOR’S NOTE: Published articles and/or paid ads do 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 or veracity of published articles. PUBLISHED BY: Capital Region Weekly Newspaper Group, Publishers of The Advertiser, Pennysaver, Moneysaver, and The Bi-Weekly distributed to over 155,000 households.

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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. Rensselaer location: Office 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.

FORMATION OF NOTICE HOME OF (DOMESTIC) PROFESSIONALS EXTERIOR 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 AUNG Properties LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on location: Office 05/04/2012. 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. NOTICE OF FORMATION of CAPITAL COMBAT ZONE, LLC Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/3/2012. Rensselaer location: Office 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 Notice of Formation of Castle Home Builders, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY Office 12/4/99. on (SSNY) County. Rensselaer location: SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail 2 Geneva Blvd., process to: 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 County. Rensselaer location: SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against SSNY shall it may be served. 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.: SSNY Cnty. Rensselaer 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, 12154. Purpose: For any NY lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Women R Sisters, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/01/12. Office County. Rensselaer location: 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,Women R Sisters, LLP, 782 Third Avenue, Troy, New York 12182. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. WASHINGTON NAME:99 of LLC.Articles AVENUE Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York Office 7/16/12. on (SSNY) County. Rensselaer location: 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.

Please take notice that the Sand Lake Planning Board will hold the following Public Hearing at the Sand Lake Town Hall, located at 8428 Miller Hill Road (NY 66) Sand Lake, NY 12153. Where all interested parties will be heard: September 5, 2012 at 7:45 PM. Pursuant to the application of Phyllis G. Lance. Mailing address and location of the property: 3649 NY RT 150, East Greenbush, NY 12061 for a 2 lot subdivision also shown on a map entitled Subdivision Plat Land of Phyllis G. Lance Known as 3649 State Rt 150 prepared by Cornerstone Surveying & Mapping dated April 24, 2012 Latest Revision 7-26-12 + further identified as tax map #168.-4-37.122.

Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the EAST COMMUNITY GREENBUSH LIBRARY DISTRICT will conduct an ELECTION on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM to decide the following issues: 1. Whether the budget in the $1,792,595.00 of amount proposed by the Board of Trustees of the East Greenbush Community Library for the year 2013 shall be approved; and 2. The election of two trustees, for five-year terms each, beginning January 2013 will be determined. Candidates for the term are Lisa K. Fox, Michael Poost and Philip J. Vecchio, Sr. Voters who are registered and eligible to vote in general elections of the Town of East Greenbush may vote. Evelyn Butrico, Director - East Greenbush Community Library

W.R.L. LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on location: Office 4/16/12. SSNY is Rensselaer County. 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.

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.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: I-AM-CONSTRUCTION OF NY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/30/12. 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, 6 Finch Court, 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 is herby given that a license, # 2124076 for beer/wine has been applied for renewal of existing premises only liquor license to sell beer/wine in a Sportsman Club under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at Stephentown Valley Rod & Gun Club Inc.,1610 Rt. 43, Stephentown, NY 12168 in Rensselaer Co. for on premises consumption.

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 OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY The name of the LLC is DRG MANAGEMENT LLC. The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Secretary of State on August 9, 2012. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The office of the LLC is to be located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is 158 4th Street, Troy, NY 12180. 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: 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 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. 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 RENSSELAER EMPORIUM REALTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 08.02.12. 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, 470 North Greenbush Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation: Iorio Management LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/30/2012 Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 26 Ternan Ave., East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: all lawful activities. 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: 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 OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Kontakuto Karate, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/23/2012. 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 Kontakuto Karate LLC, c/o Laura Casey Etter,1580 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 1, Bld. 2.Castleton, NY 12033. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

E-READER PROGRAM The Troy Public Library is pleased to announce â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Download Books to Your eReader,â&#x20AC;? at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 29th, at the Lansingburgh Branch. Jo-Ann Benedetti of the Upper Hudson Library System will demonstrate how to check out eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from the library using different types of devices. Participants will be able to look at and compare the e-Readers. This program is free and open to the public, please call the library at 235-5310 or online at to register. The library is located at 27 114th Street, Troy.

BUILD COMMUNICATION & LEADERSHIP SKILLS The GE Albany Toastmasters club is now accepting new members! Visit a meeting and discover how this supportive, all-inclusive group can help you: â&#x20AC;˘Become a more confident, effective speaker â&#x20AC;˘Build key leadership skills like organization, time management, team building and conflict management â&#x20AC;˘Network with individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions â&#x20AC;˘Challenge yourself in a supportive, fun environment Drop by a meeting (with no fees or obligations) to learn more! When: First, third and fifth Thursdays of each month from 12-1 p.m. Where: Excelsior College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany Membership is open to all individuals age 18 and older. Affiliation with GE Albany not required. For additional information, visit gealbany.


HELP WANTED $$Avon reps needed Sell from work, home. or on- line. For info. call 1-800-464-8066 ISR ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-6519 H2o Solutions


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Auto mechanic, PT and FT. East Greenbush area 423-5051

Exp. caring mom has F/T & P/T openings in her Averill Park home. CPR certified. 937-1919

Construction labor for Poured foundation co. Mon-Fri, Sat 1/2 day, seasonal. Experience preferred. Valid DL, transportation & references required. 857-4740

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

Exp.PTcook/deli. Sunoco-On The-Go. 674-5574. Apply within3305 Rt. 43, Averill Park.

Experienced Wynantskill mom will provide ft/pt childcare in her home. Reasonable rates, large yard, one on one time provided. Call 892-7728

Interim Health Care Hiring PCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & HHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. All days & hours available. Weekend differential paid. Must have solid work history, reliable car & driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Albany 452-3655,Ballston Lake 877-3811 Columbia County 6108145, Glens Falls 798-6811 E/O/E Live in PCA or HHA positions avail. 2 - 5 days per week. 11pm to 7am shifts also avail. Call Concepts of Health Care @ 8852020 Part time positions available. Local wholesale distributor looking for part time employeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for business office or warehouse support 10-30 hours per week. Call or visit location to fill out an application. Bill Doran Company. 107 Champlain St. Albany , NY. 12204 518-465-5285

Jubilee Daycare has limited openings for 3-4 yr olds. 674-2705 Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TLC licâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. home daycare has openings. Learning program, outdoor play, lots of extras. Center Brunswick area. Call for more information 279-1755

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DROP-IN RESUME CRITIQUE PROGRAM Jessica Litwin from Hudson Valley Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Careers and Employment will be on-hand at the Lansingburgh Branch of the Troy Public Library toâ&#x20AC;?Critique Your Resumeâ&#x20AC;? and offer helpful hints on how to make it more effective. This one-hour drop-in session will be held on Wednesday, September 12th, at 6PM at the Troy Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lansingburgh Branch. Please call the library at 235-5310 to reserve a time slot. This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy.

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• 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.

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CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527

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

CLEANOUTS / JUNK REMOVAL Attics, basements, garages, demo, barn, sheds, pools, etc. Yard cleanups. 339-3369

Hay for sale. 1st cutting. Grass mix. 45 lbs. bales. $4.00 ea. Pittstown 663-5257

Troy Bilt 5 hp. lawn mower, self propelled, corner entertainment center, hose reel with heavy duty garden hose. 292-8084

ANIMAL ADOPTION Adopt a llama. Training included. Fencing, shelter, zoning required. 477-4052.

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 DECKS/PRESSURE WASHING keep your home and your deck clean. town or country. local cell. 618-8051 DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $299(Incl. poor person app) Separation agreements avai. 2740380 DOG TRAINING In-Home. Day & evening appts. Avail. 7 days per week. 326-0553

Mountain Top Septic Service

DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908 DRYWALL Best Drywall, Insul., hanging, taping, painting, ref., ins. 7664203

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CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444

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

Piano-Gulbransen Console Piano in great condition $100. 766-7875


BOOKKEEPING Monthly/quarterly, your office or ours. All tax services. Experienced! 283-1818.

Certified Chimney Sweep Cleaning, inspections, repairs for woodstoves, fireplaces, furnace chimneys. Don’t forget your dryer vent! Senior discounts. 372-1664



Autos Wanted: Cash paid. Junk cars/trucks/vans. Free towing. No title needed. Fast, same day serv. John (518) 370-6166 or 768-3009


Heating fuel / oil We pump your tank &pay cash per. gal. 376-5222

Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Lot Clearing * Bucket Truck


BUILDING & REMODELING 30 yrs exp. decks,basements, etc. All phases of construction, quality, guaranteed work, refs. 674-1969



ATV - MOTORCYCLE LAWN TRACTOR, REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, lawn tractor,. Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. 766-6621

Sat. 8/25 9-4, Sun. 10-2 303 Schodack Dr, Castleton 12033. houseware,toys,clothes,electronis

Lost Siamese cat missing from Snyders Lk area. May be heading toward WSL. Male, dark coloring, big cat name Moose. 522-2130


APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378

BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210

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DRYWALL Sheetrock, taping, painting, trim, ceramic tile, etc. 256-6023

DUMPSTER RENTALS 6, 12, & 16 yard avail. Clean outs attics, b’ments, etc. Ray Mason 573-1133 Steve Mason 573-7464

HANDYMAN Carpentry, masonry, flooring, paint, repairs, pressure wash, tile work. Ins. Fee est. 764-2679

ELECTRICAL E. I. B. Electric, lic. & ins., 30 yrs exp, res./comm. 279-3853 Appliances going HAYWIRE? REWIRE

HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161

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 FARM/HEAVY EQUIP. WANTED Top dollar paid. Cash. Free est. (518) 322-0654 FIREWOOD Mixed hardwood cut, split &. delivered. $170/cord. 265-4915 FIREWOOD $175 for unseasoned. $240 for seasoned. $25. Discount on 3rd cord. Credit cards accepted. 4237978 FIREWOOD - FREE DELIVERY Seasoned, semi-seasoned, Cut, split. All sizes avail. 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 Log length firewood. $100 cord. 832-0849 or 639-4469 FIREWOOD Order early and save. Green. Cut, split. Log length. All hardwood. 514-8898 or 766-6059

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

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

JUNK CARS WANTED Fast cash for Honda’s , Toyota’s, Nissan’s, $1K -10K 365-3368

JUNK CARS WANTED $$ Paying top dollar cash, also farm equipment, free removal. Call (518) 322-0654

LAWNMOWER REPAIR Most brands, used machines also, pickup & delivered. Mike Horowitz (518) 477-8378

MULCH, STONE, TOPSOIL Spreading available Free delivery Property improvements. 339-3369

FIREWOOD/ SEASONED Cut, split & deliv. $200/ full cd, $285 cord & 1/2. 658-2089. Local

ODD JOBS Mowing, shopping, cleaning, Dr. appts. etc. Rebecca 428-7778

GUTTERS Empire Seamless Gutters (518) 732-2761, 577-8311

PAINTING AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 18yrs exp.Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. 424-0078

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

PAINTING- INT. / EXTERIOR Unbeatable prices. Exp., fully insured. Free estimates 491-8090

PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331

POOL CLOSINGS Safety covers. End of season liner specials. Renovations 268-9764



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PRESSURE WASH/PAINTING Custom painting, deck refinish, cedar & alum. siding. Keep your home clean. Town or country, local cell 618-8051. Free estimates.

Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Sales/ service. New and reconditioned, free UPS pickup. 877-265-8367 Toll free.

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

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 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/ 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 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

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR - SENIOR CITIZEN DAY! A van will leave Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center at 9:30 am on Thursday, August 30, and depart from the Fair at 2:30 pm. Donation is $1.00. Call the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 279-3413 for a van reservation. Seating is limited and you must be a Rensselaer County Senior Citizen age 60 or older. Fair admission, lunch and amusements are at your own expense.


BOWMAN NAMED TO PRESIDENTS LIST AT HVCC Trey Bowman, son of Maureen Bowman of Nassau, has been named to the 2012 Spring Semester Presidents List at Hudson Valley Community College with a GPA of 3.85.

VAN RENSS. DAR MEETING The Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10AM September 8th at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 146 First Street, Troy. There will be a presentation by the Lt. Col. John E. Wool Chapter of the Sons of the Society of the Second War With Great Britain, or the War of 1812. All are welcome. For more information about the DAR and eligibility, contact Regent Beth Roy at 237-4733.

CAFÉ THEO SPIRIT CIRCLE For those who want to be part of a spiritual gathering, but don’t necessarily feel comfortable ascribing to the religious options available. Also, for those of a progressive interfaith nature in their current spiritual/ religious practice. We value peace-loving freedom of conscience and questioning. Help grow this circle of peace with interfaith discussion, spiritual music, prayer and meditation, and time for fellowship. We meet every second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Open to adults and older teens. RSVP and questions: 518-931-4072. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is located at 583 Carney Road, Castleton.

Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino (right) is pictured with the students participating in an anti drug and alcohol use conference. YOUTH TO YOUTH was founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, as a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing primarily on middle school and high school students. The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure— making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. “I want to congratulate all of the students who participated in this Conference, and I am certain that the information gathered and training provided will prove instrumental in helping these students work with their peers to prevent the tragedies that can and all too often do occur when the youth of our communities use drugs and alcohol,” said Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino.

FALL CRAFT FAIR 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

BATS AT THE LIBRARY! The Grafton Community Library will host “Bats at the Library!” on Thursday, August 30th, at 2PM. Ever seen these animals in a flying frenzy in your attic? We’ll be talking more about these interesting creatures with Lisa Hoyt from Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. We’ll also make a craft to bring home! The Grafton Community Library is located near Grafton Lakes State Park at 2455 NY Route 2. Handicap access is available to the building. For more information on our events, please call 518-2790580, e-mail the director, Stephanie Preston, at director@graftoncommunity or visitwww. Hours: Mon., Tue., Thurs. and Fri. 3-7, Wed. & Sat. 10-1.

POESTENKILL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH GARAGE AND TAILGATE SALE The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill will be holding a garage and tailgate sale on Friday, September 21; and Saturday, September 22; from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to come and sell your own things, spaces will be available for rent in our parking lot located on NYS Rt. 351 for $10/space per day. No tables will be provided. For further information, or to reserve your space, please call Jill at 283-2510 or Helen at 674-3451.

SENIORS: TRIAD CONFERENCE • September 22, 2012 at Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center - 9:00 am- 1:30 pm - Doors open at 8:30 am. Topics include: Fire Safety & 911, Elder Abuse, Senior Nutrition, How to Cope with Depression/Grief, Safe Driver Program, Truth About Neck & Back Pain, Laughter Is The Best Medicine and Safe Sex for Seniors. Over 30 vendors - Lunchtime Entertainment – Many door prizes. Rensselaer County Seniors receive a FREE LUNCH with preregistration. Please call 270-2730 to register by September 14th.

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REGISTER NOW FOR AFTER SCHOOL EXPRESS Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about the new school year. The Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 After School Express program. After School Express is a comprehensive, affordable and registered child care service by NYS OCFS provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County. This program will run starting September 4, 2012 through the last day of school and be available for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Children will arrive by bus directly after school and must be picked up by 6:15 p.m. They will receive snack. For school vacation and non-school days, the club will open at 8:00 a.m. for registered After School Express students. New this year, will be our Before and After School program for Pre-K students attending Van Rensselaer Elementary Pre-K classes. This program will be conducted at the school by Boys & Girls Club personnel. The before school program will run from 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM and the After School program will run from dismissal time until 5:30 PM on school days only. Both programs are conducted by trained Boys & Girls Club professionals to give your children full supervision and guidance. The cost is reasonable at $50.00 per week/per child for self pay families, in addition to a $5.00 membership fee. There is a $12.00 fee for days that school is closed and a $85.00 per week fee for school vacations for K-8 students. There will be no program on non school days for the Pre-K program. Applications for both After School Express programs are available at the club, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer. It is suggested that you register as soon as possible to reserve a place for your child(ren) in the program. If there are any questions, please call us at (518) 465-3403.

On Saturday, September 8th, the annual Nassaufest celebration will take place at the Village Commons Park on John Street in the village of Nassau. Scheduled from 11 am to 3 pm, the event features a kid’s carnival with kidfriendly games of skill. Each player is guaranteed a “Nassaubuck” just for playing, more if they win. “Bucks” are redeemable for great prizes and school supplies. Admission is free and all can partake in musical entertainment by Nassau’s own rockin’ oldies DJ - JP; sky-high free bounce rides for all the kids and much more. Community booths will offer bake sales, fundraisers and news and views about what’s going on in Nassau. Refreshments will be served by the Nassau Village Beautification Committee and include grilled sausage and peppers, hot dogs, fried dough and much more, all at family-friendly prices. For additional information, please visit

“ON THE RUNWAY” - FASHION SHOW IN MEMORY OF LIZA ELLEN WARNER “On The Runway”, a fashion show in Memory of Liza Ellen Warner will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 1 pm at Michael’s Banquet House, 1019 New Loudon Road, Latham, New York. Fashions include costumes from The Costumer, winter wear and holiday wear. Lunch includes your choice of Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Breast of Chicken or Vegetarian Penne From Heaven. Tickets are $50.00 per person. Hosted by Family And Friends of Liza Ellen Warner. Please send your check payable to Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner no later than October 10th and mail to 19 Rhode Island Avenue, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Please list the names and addresses of all attendees and your meal selection. Proceeds benefit Unity House Domestic Violence Program.


A blushing bride. A nervous groom. In June especially, newly married couples began their lives together on the happiest of notes. Some time later… A nagging wife. A neglectful husband. Two people whose lives have grown ever more apart with the passage of time. Two people heading for divorce court. This Sunday, August 26th, Pastor Henry examines in a sermon based on Ephesians 5; 22-33, how the forgiveness and love of Jesus Christ for His Bride, the Church, serves as a model for present and future spouses. Come and hear how the love of Jesus Christ restores strained and broken marriage relationships. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Please call 4778685 for directions and service times.

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DOG OWNERS IN THE TOWN OF SCHODACK - DID YOU KNOW… • New York State mandates that all dogs over the age of 4 months be licensed in the municipality in which it lives? We recognize that many residents are not aware of this state and town law. In order to license your dog, proof of current rabies vaccination (Rabies Certificate) is required for all dogs. Rabies is a contagious and serious disease spread from animals to people, so having them vaccinated, helps to protect not only your dog, but you and your family. If your dog is spayed/neutered, you must also provide a copy of the spaying/neutering certificate. The cost of licensing your dog is very nominal - $7.00 for a spayed/ neutered dog and $15.00 for an unspayed/unneutered dog. This is an annual license. • The Town of Schodack will be conducting a dog census from September 2012 – December, 2012. Residents will be receiving a licensing information card in the mail that needs to be filled out and returned to the Clerk’s Office with the proper documentation. A $5.00 census fee per dog will be charged during the enumeration period if you own an unlicensed dog. You can avoid paying this additional fee by licensing your dog now! You can stop by the Town Clerk’s office at 265 Schuurman Rd., Castleton, NY 12033 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or you may license by mail. Just send in the proper fee and documentation as noted above. All information will be copied and returned to you. • The Town of Schodack has a leash law? When your dog is off your property, it must be on a leash no longer than 12 feet. However, if you are walking your dog in the TownPark, the leash cannot be longer than 6 feet. Any dog found running at large may be seized pursuant to law. The owner is subject to impoundment fees and a fine. For the well-being of your dog, yourself and your neighbors, be a responsible pet owner and leash your dog when it is not on your property. Remember too – Love Me, License Me. If you have any questions, please call the Schodack Town Clerk’s office at 477-7590.


CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON FIRST NY WORKS PROJECT TO REPAIR ROADS New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald announced that construction has begun on a $13.2 million contract to resurface 21 segments of state roads in the Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer and Washington counties through the NY Works program. “With additional highway improvement funding provided under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NY Works program, we are moving with these repaving projects all over the capital district region,” said McDonald. “We know that improving our roads is good for business, creates jobs and makes getting where we have to go more pleasant and safer.” The construction contractor for this project, Callanan Industries, Inc. of Albany, has begun work, including mobilizing equipment and preparing the site for paving, on a 7.5-mile portion of Route 9H between Routes 9/82 and Route 66 and an 11-mile section of Route 66 between Claverack Creek and Route 203, both in Columbia County. Below is a list of additional roads that will be resurfaced as part of this contract. Schedules are subject to change based on weather or other events. SEPTEMBER · 4.3 miles of Route 4 between Ryder Road and 7th Avenue in the village of Whitehall, Washington County · 1.4 miles of Route 4 between Routes 9 and 151 (Red Mill Road/ Luther Road) in Rensselaer County · Five miles of Route 7 between Routes 278 and 123 (Ford Road) in Rensselaer County · Nearly two miles of Route 22 from Mahaffey Lane to Chamberlain Mills/Sheldon Roads in the Village of Hebron, Washington County OCTOBER · Four miles of Route 9W between Route 396 (Bridge Street) and the Coeymans/Bethlehem town line in Albany County · 5.5 miles of Route 40 between Ferry Road and Route 29 in Washington County · 5.3 miles of Route 22 from Spring Street to McMillan Road in the town of Hebron, Washington County Work at each site is expected to take between one and four weeks. Lanes will be closed as needed. A limited amount of night work will be performed on the most heavily travelled roads, Route 7 in Brunswick and Pittstown, Route 4 in East Greenbush and Route 9W in Bethlehem. Motorists may encounter flaggers directing traffic and should expect travel delays. It is imperative that motorists remember this season to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter. Permalink: 4393505

TOWN OF SAND LAKE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Sand Lake Town Clerk’s office hours for the month of August 2012: Monday 9AM – 4PM; Tuesday 9AM – 4PM; Wednesday 9AM - 6PM; Thursday 9AM - 4PM; Friday 9AM – 4PM; NO Saturday Hours during August. 518-674-2026 ext. 22.

Pet Adoption of the Week

Tuck - A sweet little guy who is active and

would love a chance to be trained in any dog sport or be someones jogging partner. He is not a dog who wants to sit and watch the flowers grow. Tuck is approx. 10 months old, neutered, current with all vaccines and heartworm negative. Tuck is very active and has some herding instincts in him. He should not be adopted into a home with small children (due to herding instincts) or a home who has never had a dog before and does not understand the herding breed. He is very loveable and wants to please. He needs a job to do! Let’s put him to work. If you would like to meet Tuck to possibly adopt him, Contact : doddtot @ or 518-393-0755

AUTOMOTIVE AUTOS FOR SALE 2008 Chevy Uplander LS. 121K mi. $6500 or best offer. Corner 150 & 151. Call 461-1396

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 non-auditioned 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.

FREE WESTERN SQUARE DANCE LESSON 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 518674-3029.

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.

Cars on consignment, call for details. We buy cars. 286-3350

SENIOR SERVICES FALL FOLIAGE BUS TRIP Senior Services of Watervliet is sponsoring a fall foliage bus trip on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. The bus will leave Hudson Shores Park at 8:30 A.M. and arrive at The Middlebury Inn in Middlebury, Vermont about 11:30 A.M. After lunch at The Inn, we will be visiting several shops, among them The Vermont Soap Company, etc. This will be followed by a 1 1/2 hour cruise on Lake Champlain with historic commentary. The cost is $65. For more information, contact Joe Burke 279-3083.

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

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND Marriage Encounter Weekend for couples who desire to put the spark and romance back into their marriage, improve their communication, revitalize their relationship and get away for a weekend. Held at a local motel. The next weekend is September 22-23. Reservations required. Call 279-3243 for information.

Cabin on the River ‘78 Century 350 HP 28’

$4500 Trailer not included

Al Hayner 674-2536 or Jim Nichols 785-6785 Blain’s Bay Marina ~ Dunsbach Ferry Rd.

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 $50 is necessary to reserve a spot. Please call 273-6859 for info & to reserve. Proceeds will benefit Hope 7 Community Center.

TRANSFIGURATION PARISH ANNUAL GARAGE SALE - SAVE THE DATE! Transfiguration Parish (formerly St. Bonaventure Church) is holding their fifth annual garage sale on Friday-Saturday, August 31 & September 1, from 8am to 4pm in the parish hall on Hillview Drive in Speigletown. 100’s of items including antiques, glassware, linens, household items, furniture, toys and small appliances. The Book Nook is also open with many specials for adults, children and young adults. Great selection of large print, cookbooks, historical and biographical novels, CD’s and DVD’s and much more. Breakfast and lunch is available all day and don’t forget to stop by the bake sale and take home some dessert!

BOAT STORAGE Service and Reser ve ~Winterizing Today! ~Spring Prep

~Battery Care ~Acid Cleaning Al Hayner 674-2536

Limited Space!

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Why can’t you hunt during fair season?

(because the games are unfair)



Congratulations to Mary Beth McDade of Wynantskill for winning two titles in the (Pre-teen) Troy Miss Uncle Sam Pageant; Miss Photogenic & First Runner Up. Next weekend she competes in the National American Miss Pageant in Rochester, NY.

The Averill Park/Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a Deep Stack Texas Hold’em Tournament with Bounty on Saturday, September 8th, at 1PM; doors open at noon. $125 buy-in; limited to 100 players. ($25 donation w/ FREE Bounty Chip) Prize Pool for Special May $250 Buy-In Tournament $16,000; !!!$20,000 in Chips!!! NO REBUYS and NO ADD-ONS. Doors open at noon at the Firehouse. Free Lunch and refreshments; Hamburgers and All the Fixings. Reservations preferred and walk-ins accommodated. Call Ron Berti at 674-8363 or email at Poker schedule for APSLFD: Saturdays 2012: Oct. 13th, Nov. 17th, Dec. 15th; Saturdays 2013: Jan. 26th, Feb. 16th, Mar. 16th, Apr. 20th, May 11th.

ST. STEPHEN’S SEEKS DONATIONS FOR VILLAGE-WIDE SALE SEPTEMBER 8th St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7 (directly off Route 150), East Schodack, NY will host a Tag & Bake Sale on Saturday, September 8th, at 9 am in conjunction with the East Schodack Village Wide Sale. The church is currently accepting donations of gently used items for the sale. Call us at 477-6950 or 438-1109 to arrange for a donation drop-off. Limited pick-ups are available. Clean, unbroken items only. No large appliances or clothing. 10 ft x 10 ft. vendor spaces in our parking lot are also available for a nonrefundable fee of $10 per space. Vendors must supply their own tables and chairs. Tag & bake sale proceeds will go to Bell Tower Repair Fund at the church. For information, call: 477-6950 or 438-1109.

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4 Bench Jewelers on Premises Open Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 9-3; (Never on Sunday)

1629 Columbia Turnpike, Schodack 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.

ODED BEN-AMI TO SPEAK AT RENSS. PUBLIC LIBRARY For people in pain; physical, emotional or spiritual; who cannot find relief for their suffering through physicians, alternatives, healers or religion. This was Oded BenAmi’s own reality, and he healed. He now shares his experience with those in need. Spend an evening with Oded Ben-Ami on Wednesday, August 29, at 6:30pm at the Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East St, Rensselaer, and discover a new alternative when you feel no one can help. Call 393-3617 for more information.


The entire Valenti Family wishes to thank everyone for their overwhelming love and support shown during the tragedy of the death of our beloved Jarid. The Valenti Family

WIN A TASTE OF SUMMER BASKET AT GRAFTON LIBRARY Just in time for the dog days of summer, the Grafton Community Library will raffle a “Taste of Summer” basket to benefit the Library. The winning ticket will be drawn at the library on Saturday, August 25. Ticket prices are one dollar each or six tickets for five dollars. The basket features a fifty dollar gift certificate to Brunswick Barbeque and Brew, and a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to Grafton’s Town Store. It is brimming with a variety of tasty items, including home-made jams, Italian wine, Desert Pepper salsa, tea, and maple syrup. Useful items include a stoneware pie plate, sturdy picnic ware, tote bag, hand- crafted quilted placemats, and a reusable ChicoBag. Books include Anthony Bourdain’s The Nasty Bits and Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Get Real Meals. Give the basket as a gift, keep it as a treat for yourself or use the goodies as individual gifts. Stop in at the Library located at 2455 NY Route 2 during regular hours to peek in the basket and purchase your raffle tickets. The Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3-7 PM, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 AM-1 PM.

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.

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