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TANDEM TRUCKS for DOLLAR TREE COULD BECOME COMMON SIGHT in SCHODACK Letter to the Editor: A public hearing before the Schodack Town Board was convened on December 19th to consider the building of a very large Dollar Tree distribution center in Schodack at the corner of Route 150 and Routes 9 & 20. The timetable for this project has been fast-tracked. It has come to my attention that tandem trucks destined for the proposed distribution center will need highway access at Exit 12 of Interstate 90 which is beyond the 1.6 mile limit permissible for these types of vehicles. If an exemption is granted, large 48' tandems will, on a regular and constant basis, access I90 via the Route 9 corridor. Since Route 9 is a byway for a large residential community, it is totally inappropriate for these vehicles. Allowing tandem-trailer traffic along this corridor and through two heavily travelled intersections would have a very negative impact on the travelling public and pedestrians, would overlap with school bus routes, and would jeopardize the safety of our community. Based on these concerns, I am requesting that our elected representatives do not introduce or support a bill that would provide an exemption of the “1.6 mile law”. Concerned residents can write to Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin, District Office, 1654 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton, NY 12033 (email: mclaughlins@assembly.state.ny.us), and State Senator Roy McDonald, 188 State Street, Room 918, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247 (email: mcdonald@senate.state.ny.us). ~Barbara Wood, Castleton 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.

area just before the Civil War. Circle Theatre Players presents an original production by local playwright, Eric Washburn, of Castleton, NY, titled “The Legacy of Human Property,” on Jan. 27 & 28 at 8pm and Jan. 29 at 2:30pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. The play recounts Charles Nalle’s son’s visit to Troy in the 1930s to learn about his father and his place in history. Flashbacks depict Charles’s journey in life, along with important historical events of the era. Charles Nalle, Sr. was an escaped slave from Virginia who was placed in Sand Lake by the Underground Railroad. He later moved to Troy and was arrested, to be returned to his owner. Harriet Tubman and a crowd of both white and black citizens rescued him and smuggled him to Watervliet. Tickets are $10, under 18/$8. Reservations at 518-674-2007 or www.slcactp.org. The Center is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY and there is plenty of free parking.

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The Best-Luther Fire Department, Inc. held its 65th annual installation banquet on Saturday, November 12th, at the Comfort Inn catered by Birch Hill. Following a wonderful meal, Tim Boel, Battalion 42, NYS Fire Instructor & East Greenbush Dispatcher installed the Executive and Line Officers for 20112012. The following officers were proudly sworn in to serve the Department and the community: Chief: Chuck Milkiewicz, First Assistant Chief: Dave Teets, Second Assistant Chief: Gerry Middleton, President: Martin Kazimir, Vice-President: Cathy Burns, Secretary: Monika Milkiewicz, Treasurer: Art Donahue. Captains: Larry Glander, Dave Milkiewicz, and Greg Benoit. Lieutenants: John Staugaitis, Martin Kazimir and Eric Sapone. Fire Police Captain: Ken Longacker and Safety Officer: Larry Glander. The following members are on the Board of Directors: Larry Burns, Martin Kazimir, Larry Glander, Chris Glander, Dave Metz, Chuck Milkiewicz and Ken Longacker. The evening was enjoyed by all including our neighboring departments: Bruen Rescue Squad, Clinton Heights FD, Defreestville FD, East Greenbush FD, Schodack Valley FD, East Greenbush Dispatch Center and West Sand Lake FD, as well as dignitaries from Rensselaer County Fire Service. The Best-Luther Fire Department, Inc. is a fully volunteer organization ready to provide emergency services to approximately 600 homes in the East Greenbush/West Sand Lake area. The department is always interested in new members. To be a volunteer with Best-Luther, you will find the experience rewarding and worth your time. Your time demands are adaptable and manageable with the support of our organization. By doing so, you will be helping us remain prepared to assist you in your time of need. Interested individuals may stop by the main station located at 303 Old Best Road, West Sand Lake, NY on Tuesday nights or may call 283-5641 or contact us on the web atwww.bestlutherfd.com or email us at chief@bestlutherfd.com for further information.

Members of the Averill Park High School Orchestra invite you to an evening of dance, music and fun at the Averill Park High School on Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 7PM until 10PM. Snow date is January 28, 2012. The evening will begin at 7PM with expert instruction in swing dance basics by Ron Trito. Ron provides dance instruction locally at learntadance@aol.com and is donating his time and talent for the benefit of the orchestra. Following the dance instruction, big band music will be generously provided by the Georgie Wonders Orchestra. The orchestra fund-raising committee is currently seeking donations from the community and local businesses to be featured in a raffle that has been very popular in past years. We hope you will consider making a donation. Refreshments will also be available. Tickets are available advance sale at $8.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students and Senior Citizens. Tickets at the door will be $10.00 Adults and $5.00 for students and seniors. Children 6 and under are free. To reserve your advance sale tickets, please call Sharon Bisner at 518-5428890 or at sbisner@aol.com.

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E.G. CONDUCTING WATER SURVEY for HAMPTON MANOR WATER DISTRICT Letter to the Editor: East Greenbush town residents residing within the Hampton Manor Water District (HMWD) are being urged to respond to a water survey that they have recently received with their January water bill. The survey is asking HMWD residents whether they would be interested in having their water district merged with the town’s General Water District in order to be able to consume water from the Tomhannock Reservoir via the city of Troy, rather than the well water currently drawn from the system located in Hampton Manor. For many years, HMWD residents have been concerned about the water quality of their system, and many have expressed interest in consolidating with the General Water District system as an alternative. There are eight basic questions that are posed in the survey which includes information that addresses the cost of conversion. The East Greenbush Town Board is hopeful that all HMWD residents will take a few moments to complete the survey and return it in their payment envelope. HMWD residents who need an extra survey can download it directly from the town’s website at www.eastgreenbush.org or contact Stacey Crain or Amy Binck of the town’s Water & Sewer Billing Office at 4779367. Results from the survey will assist the Town Board in further evaluating the possibility of consolidating the two water districts or other appropriate action. Although HMWD residents are being asked to return the completed survey with their payment, the town will be accepting completed surveys that are received by January 31, 2012. ~Rick Matters, East Greenbush Town Councilman

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DINNER AND A MOVIE AT ACL Raise your awareness factor about the leading social issues impacting America’s culture today by joining The Academy of Christian Leadership (www.ACLonline.org) for “Dinner & a Movie @ ACL”, starting January 13, 2012. These enriching evenings are open to the public, and feature a delicious, homemade, sit-down spaghetti dinner, followed by presentation of a thoughtprovoking, timely documentary movie, and a lively discussion afterwards by those in attendance. Start your New Year off right with a commitment to informing your mind and joining others in fellowship! The movies begin at 6 p.m. and are FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL, and low-cost child care is available. Spaghetti dinners (traditional or gluten-free pasta) are served from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and are $5 per person and $3 for children under 12. On January 13 only, dinner is free to area pastors and their families. All proceeds benefit the ACL Scholarship Fund and local charities. • Friday, January 13th “Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America”. • Friday, February 10th - “Blood Money: The Business of Abortion”

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L-R: Henry Collins, Alexander Do, Bradley Roehr, and Matthew Strodl who brought gifts to the manger scene at Holy Spirit School on Friday, January 6th, the traditional Feast of the Epiphany. The annual blessing of the building took place as Fr. Joseph O’Brien, Pastor of Holy Spirit Church, went throughout the building sprinkling Holy Water with pine branches and the blessing of welcome was hung above our front door.

C’MON, GET INVOLVED...TOWN OF SAND LAKE SEEKS NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS The Town of Sand Lake is currently seeking new members for the following committees: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MINING LIAISON, ENVIRONMENTAL AND OPEN SPACE, RECREATION, and WEBSITE ADVISORY. The committees generally meet once a month. Committee membership is voluntary and consists of a three year term. To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit a “Committee Application Form” to the Sand Lake town clerk. Applications are available on the town website www.townofsandlake.us or at the town clerk’s office. Applications may be submitted by: Email: clerk@sand-lake.us, US mail: Town Clerk, PO Box 273, Sand Lake, NY 12153, or in person at the town clerk’s office. For further information, please contact Fred Erickson at frderickson@yahoo.com.

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Some of the volunteers L-R: Sarah Perez, Linda Holder, Marie Marlow and Lillian Foss Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center is pleased to announce that the Warm Up America group has distributed over 300 hand made hats, blankets, mittens, scarves, shawls and baby blankets. The group distributed items to area nursing homes, shelters and daycare centers just in time for Christmas. The group meets once a week at the center to crochet and knit the items. All of the seniors are volunteers and take pride and joy in this labor of love. If you are interested in joining, contact the senior center at 463-2166; or if you have materials to donate, we are always in need of yarn and fabric.

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As legislative representatives of District 2, including the towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Poestenkill, we are happy to provide our constituents with a report on actions taken at the December 2011 legislative meeting. December is one the busier months in the legislative calendar. Legislators consider the annual county budget, conduct a regular monthly meeting, a special meeting to handle year-end issues and numerous committee meetings. Along with the meetings, legislators also received the resignations of two legislators representing Troy. Deputy Minority Louis Rosamilia was elected mayor of Troy and chose Minority Leader Peter Ryan to serve as his deputy. We recognized both Lou and Pete for their service and wished them well on their future endeavors. We are very pleased that former Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian has agreed to serve as a legislator representing Troy. During his two terms of service, Harry helped attract major new businesses to Troy, including Hilton Gardens Inn and the Recovery Room, Dinosaur BBQ, College Station and revitalization of the former Stanley’s store and assisted in creation of 1,100 new jobs. We look forward to working with Harry during the coming months. It is expected the Legislature will consider filling the second vacancy in the winter of 2012. Legislators met to consider the proposed county budget in early December. As the budget called for closure of the Rensselaer senior center by the County Executive, and due to inaction by state leaders on reform of state mandates, we did not support the budget. Our vote does not change the fact that the budget came in under the state tax cap. We look forward to working to restore funding for the senior center in early 2012. Legislators also gathered for the annual holiday party for kids at the Vanderheyden Hall residential facility in Wynantskill. The party was started 16 years ago by then-Chairman Neil Kelleher, who learned some of the kids would not be able to spend Christmas with their family. The holiday party is paid for by legislators and supported by community businesses and the party was definitely appreciated by the Vanderheyden kids. Residents are welcome to contact us at our legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at www.rensselaercounty.org.

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GS TROOP #1305 OF POESTENKILL WORKING ON STAR PROJECT The Girl Scout Troop #1305 of Poestenkill will be working with Susan Wells of “Stars for our Troops” on another Star Project. We will be putting together Framed Stars from retired American flags for our local veterans at the VA hospital. When: January 16, 2012 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day. Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Place: Poestenkill Fire Department, Poestenkill (Route 351/Main Street). Bring: Your own lunch and each troop to bring a dessert to share, a pair of sharp scissors. Drinks provided. RSVP: Please let Thorel Mead know how many of your group is attending. NOTE: There will be media coverage, so wear your scout vest. ALSO: If you have any old frames that will fit a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper, please bring them. The glass is not needed for this project. Any questions, please contact Thorel Mead at 283-3977 or Tmead@doyleattorneys.com. Hope to see YOU at our community service event!

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“AN EVENING OF COMEDY” Come beat the winter blues with a little comedy. The Rensselaer High School Drama Department will be presenting “An Evening of Comedy”-two 1 act plays”: “The Drama School from Hell” and “The Rehearsal” will be performed on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 7PM and Sunday, January 15, 2012, at 2PM. Tickets are $5 each. For more information, call 436-8561.

THRIFT SHOP 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, January 14th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (business attire for men and women, a babies’ room, a children’s room, women’s plus sizes, winter coats), books and toys. The Thrift Shop is handicapped-accessible and can be entered from the parking lot in the rear of the building.

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RENSSELAER CITY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING The Rensselaer City Republican Committee held their first meeting of the New Year. Lou Lourinia, Chairman, announced that he and I, Colleen Pierson, have been chosen to be on the School Budget Committee. County Legislator Mike Stammel mentioned that Lou Lourinia has been chosen to serve on the County Sewer Board as well. Mr. Lourinia received a response from the State Committee on Open Government regarding the application of the Open Meetings Law to the City’s Planning Commission. It stated, “. . every public body must situate itself and conduct its meetings in a manner in which those in attendance can observe and hear the proceedings. To do otherwise would in our opinion be unreasonable and fail to comply with a basic requirement of the Open Meetings Law.” In a report to the City Republican Committee, I discussed my meeting with Art Hilton and Jean Francois, of the Rensselaer Revitalization Alliance, about the future of the City. ~Colleen Pierson, Rensselaer City Republicans

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PRESERVING YOUR LIFE’S STORY A Workshop For Creating Your Personal Memoir Would you like to create a written record of your life experiences to be shared with family and friends? Can you use a little help, a little motivation to get started on such a worthwhile endeavor? If so, this 3-session workshop may be just what you need. MEMOIR CREATION WORKSHOP: • Session One: Getting Started - Why? What? How? • Session Two: Continuing The Process - Building Your Memoir • Session Three: Putting it all together - How? For Whom? Non-professional writer, Lloyd Barnhart, will lead the workshop. His personal memoir, RABBIT STEW (a work in progress), was created as a sort of “lest we forget” collection for himself, his children and grandchildren. He will share his stew recipe, his approach to creating his memoir with workshop attendees in a convincing “If I can do it…You can do it!” presentation. (Note: This workshop is for adults, preferably over the age of 50. Come equipped with note book and pencil, along with your own life stories.) Workshop Schedule: Where: The Lodge…Pineridge Cross Country Ski Center* Dates/Times: Three consecutive Tuesdays: Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Note: Workshop participation will be limited. Pre-Registration is required. To register, call Lloyd Barnhart at 674-2747. There will be no charge for this workshop. *For directions, go to www.pineridgexc.com

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DEEP STACK HOLD’EM TOUR. at AP/SL FIRE DEPT. The Averill Park/Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a Deep Stack Hold’em Tournament with Bounty on Saturday, January 28th, at 1PM; doors open at noon. $125 buy-in; limited to 100 players. ($25 donation w/ FREE Bounty Chip) Prize Pool for the last tournament: $4,400; !!!$20,000 in Chips!!! NO RE-BUYS and NO ADDONS. Doors open at noon at the Firehouse. Free Lunch and refreshments: Sausage & Peppers. Reservations preferred and walk-ins accommodated. Call Ron Berti at 674-8363 or email at rberti@nycap.rr.com. Poker Schedule for APSLFD: Saturdays 2012: Feb. 18th, March 24th, April 14th and May 12th.

NO. GREENBUSH BOE MEETINGS The North Greenbush Common School District would like to announce the remaining Board of Education meetings for 2011-2012 school year. Feb. 8, 2012; Mar. 14, 2012; Apr. 4, 2012; Apr. 16, 2012; May 7, 2012; May 15, 2012; Jun. 13, 2012.

BOOKS NEEDED The Friends of the Rensselaer City Library will be accepting donations of books from January through March. We will accept recent title hard cover and paperback books as well as good condition children’s books. Also needed are DVD’s and games. No encyclopedias please. Place books in boxes or sturdy bags and drop off at the library at 676 East St., across from the Rensselaer Train Station. The library number is 462-1193 for more information. Our fourth annual spring book sale will take place on Thursday, May 17th; and Friday, May 18th, from 1PM to 7:30PM; and Saturday, May 19th, from 9AM to 3PM with a bag sale from 1-3PM on Saturday. The next meeting of the Friends of the Rensselaer City Library will take place on Thursday, January 19th, at 6:30 PM at the Library. If you are interested in joining the Friends, please feel free to attend the meeting.

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Micaela Ethier, of Averill Park has been named to the President’s List with a 4.0 for the Fall 2011 semester at Siena College in Loudonville. Students who have earned recognition through the President’s list require a term index of 3.9 or above for the semester. Micaela is expected to graduate in May, 2012 with her B.A. in Mathematics and a Certificate in Education.

SAND LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM

On January 12, 2012 at Sand Lake Baptist Church, 2960 NY Route 43, the Sand Lake Historical Society will cosponsor a program with the Sand Lake Library at 7:30pm. Marvin Bubie will present his new book Celebrating the Revolutionary War Municipal Seals. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

TOWN OF E. G. EXEMPTION WORKSHOP The Town of East Greenbush Department of Assessment will be holding an Exemption Workshop at the East Greenbush Community Library. We have two workshops planned; January 24th at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This workshop will explain the what, when, how and where of filing for exemptions as well as how to read your tax bill. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call the Department of Assessment at 477-9710 for information or to sign up for this workshop.

Q.U.I.L.T. MEETING Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Friday, January 13th, at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar. The general meeting starts at 9:45AM; doors open at 9:15. There is a $5 visitor donation. There will be a general meeting and Lecture: How a City Boy Like Me Came to Run a Quilt Shop, with Bob Silverman. We will finish the meeting with a member show and share. For information, call (393-2284) or check our website (www.quiltinc.org).

Happy New Year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of the Town of East Greenbush for their confidence in me and pledge that I will do my best to serve all the residents of the Town to the best of my ability. Addressing the budget deficit will be a high priority as we take up all of our work. Special thanks go to former Supervisor Rick McCabe who has been very helpful during the transition and to the members of the staff who have been so welcoming. The Town Board members have shared their experience and wisdom, and I will continue to collaborate with them to do what is best for all town residents. I will continue to provide updates and I am anxious to meet with you at community events or in my office. Please feel free to either drop by or contact me. 477-4775; klangley@eastgreenbush.org; East Greenbush Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

FANCY FERNS Drawing by Marlene Skaarland What is a Fancy, a Mountain Fragile, a Brachen, a Powdery Cloak, or a Cinnamon? You guessed it, these are ferns. Ferns were one of Taborton’s and Poestenkill’s earliest cash crops. In the forest and deep mountain woods, ferns were gathered for sale. The picking season ran from early August through September. Ferns had to be kept fresh; they did not keep long. Pickers gathered 25 ferns to a bundle, 40 bundles to a box – 1000 ferns, for which they were paid 50¢. By the mid-50s the pay had risen to $2 per thousand. The ferns were put into boxes with a layer of hemlock or swamp moss lining the box, then newspaper on top of that. Too little or too much moisture would ruin the ferns. During this time many pickers would camp in the woods rather than travel back and forth to their homes. After the ferns were gathered, the pickers would either carry them on foot or load them onto a wagon to be taken to the packer. Carl Beck’s father Charlie Beck was the most well-known packer. He would often set his wagon nearby to receive the thousands of ferns which had been picked. Beck Wholesale Florist was carried on by Charlie’s son and became the Carl Beck Corporation. The boxes of ferns were taken for cold storage to their place of business in Albany. Then ferns would be repackaged and shipped for use in retail florists’ shops. Linda ends her article by stating, “It would be interesting to know how many society people who bought these floral arrangements realized the care that went into the packing, preserving and shipping of these lush ferns from the small rural community of Poestenkill (and Taborton).” Now you know the painstaking process. ~Mary French used text from Dianne Freeman’s 1994 interview with Mrs. Carl (Marie) Beck, West of Perigo by Florence Hill and Linda Sagendorf’s Crow’s Eye View - The Advertiser 8/ 25/2000. (Poestenkill was in Sand Lake township until 1848.)


A NEW VIRUS HITS SCHODACK; CREEPING WAREHOUSES

CAPP DOG AND CAT ADOPTION CLINIC

Letter to the Editor: A few years ago, the battle cry was for more business to help pay the taxes. Probably still is. Long before it became fashionable, I was one of the few who openly spoke in favor of the Hannaford warehouse when it was proposed for Schodack. We were told of all the taxes they would pay such as; enough to purchase 2 school buses and two dump trucks every year. I really do not know if that amount was ever collected, but I do know my taxes were not reduced and I can’t remember a year when they did not increase. Despite Hannaford winning at least two law suits to get their assessment reduced, as it was not advantageous to keep it high when PIOLT ran out. I still feel it was a good decision to locate that warehouse where it is. Many other businesses have been established in Schodack, and also pay heavy taxes, unless they are subsidized by the IDA - PIOLT program. Still, I have not noticed any reduction in my taxes. Some points to consider; #1 - No question, Dollar Tree is the right business, but needs to be located nearer to exit 12. It does not fit in the proposed location. If it did, it would not have to locate within 140 feet of residents in the Richwood development. This mammoth building literately dwarfs the houses, lowers their value, creates 24 hours of truck noise and back up beepers 365 days and nights a year. #2 - I do not believe retention ponds will be large enough to take the run off from 60 acres of roof and blacktop when heavy rains or snow melt occurs. Any excess run off will end up flooding the Mordenerkill. Have we already forgotten the stories and pictures from the recent Hurricanes? Water has some strange ways of even fooling the engineers. #3 - Is this what we all want Schodack to be known for? Warehouse row? Good Planning should have a warehouse area which would prevent the virus called creeping warehouses. ~Ray Lemka (Schodack resident)

CAPP pet adoption clinic Sat., 1/14, at Healthy Pet Center, Route 4, N. Greenbush, 11am12:30pm. YOUNG: Chihuahua, Chi mixes and JRT mix, Lab mixes, Boxer mix. ADULT: Shepherd mixes, Pomeranians, long-haired Chihuahua, Min/Pin mix. Many of these dogs are at the clinic. Cats and kittens at clinic too! For descriptions/pictures of some CAPP pets and application: www.capppetplacement.org

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.

SCHODACK TOWN HALL CLOSES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Donna L. Conlin, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that the Schodack Town Hall Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2012, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Schodack Town Hall Offices will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. The Transfer Station will have regular standard business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at 477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Greetings and best wishes to everyone in the City of Rensselaer. As Rensselaer’s representative to the County Legislature, I am happy to report to you on the actions taken by the Rensselaer County Legislature at our December, 2011 legislative meetings. The month of December is a busy one at the County Legislature. There is the monthly meeting, a special meeting to consider the county budget and another special meeting to handle year-end issues. For years, the Rensselaer senior center has been an important part of the community. Seniors from Rensselaer and surrounding towns come to the center and participate in activities, meals, meetings and exercise classes. Unfortunately, the proposed 2012 budget introduced by County Executive Jimino called for closure of the senior center. Because of the lack of funds to keep the senior center open, I could not vote for the budget. My vote did not change the fact that the budget complies with the statewide tax cap. I will continue to work with other county officials to secure funding to keep the senior center open, and recognize the importance of the senior center in our community. It is my hope that resolutions assigning funding to keep the senior center open will be approved in early 2012 and allow for continued operation of the senior center. Along with the meetings and other issues during the month of December, the Legislature accepted the resignation of Deputy Minority Leader Louis Rosamilia and Minority Leader Peter Ryan. Lou was elected mayor and Peter was selected to serve as deputy mayor, and the Legislature will be meeting to make appointments in the coming weeks. Residents may recognize that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County are experiencing funding shortfalls. Those wishing to make a donation can send it to the club at 544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144. The holidays also included the annual holiday party for children at the Vanderheyden Hall residential facility. The party is sponsored by legislators and community organizations and included nearly two dozen children, and we are proud to continue this great tradition. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Residents are welcome to contact me at our legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at www.rensselaercounty.org.

CRAFT FAIR ~ CRAFTER/VENDORS WANTED Craft Fair sponsored by Senior Class of Rensselaer HS. The Craft Fair will be held on March 3, 2012; 10AM – 3PM; $25 for table; $20 for spot. For more info, contact: Renss2012@gmail.com. CLINTON HEIGHTS FIRE RECOGNIZED FOR RESCUE EFFORTS Stating that “the members of the Technical Rescue Team of the Clinton Heights, Melrose and Poestenkill Fire Departments were directly responsible for saving the lives of numerous Green County residents…” the Greene County Legislature recently publicly issued a Proclamation commending these Fire Departments “for their courage and their tireless work toward the safety and well-being of the residents of Greene County. “ The Proclamation pointed out that “in Prattsville, the Team assisted in the rescue of fifty-six residents who were trapped or confined to their homes; some of the rescuers were under duress with the buildings crumbling.” In a similar gesture of gratitude, the Vestal [New York (Broome County)] Fire Department acknowledged Clinton Heights Fire for “providing assistance to us during our recent major flooding that hit our town in September…. Your crews worked right alongside our crews and other mutual aid organizations… to help our community respond to this disaster.” Four members of the Clinton Heights Fire Department were invited to attend Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, January 4th, 2012, so that they might be recognized as among the several first responders who came to the aid of fellow New Yorkers during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. ~Ed Pratt, Public Information Office - Clinton Heights Fire Department

RENSS. SOUTH END NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. MEETINGS The meeting of the Rensselaer South End Neighborhood Association for the months of January and February of 2012 will be cancelled until the month of March. On behalf of all us ~ Have a Safe and Healthy New Year. ~Marion Webber 1st Ward, Jim Van Vorst 2nd Ward, Phil Elacqua 3rd Ward, Gretchen Poole 4th Ward

FORT CRAILO NSDAR MEETING The Fort Cra ilo Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be meeting on January 14th, at the East Greenbush Central Library. The meeting will begin at 12:30. Please note the different time. We will be working on the Master Questionnaire and hearing from Joan Stahlman on the history of Fort Crailo Chapter. Hope to see you there! Any questions please contact chapter regent, Barbara Pogoda atbabp@hughes. net.

TEXAS HOLD’EM Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau wi ll hold a Texas Hold’em on Saturday, January 14th. Doors open at 5PM and play starts at 6PM. Also, our 1st big game Texas Hold’em of the year will be held on Saturday, January 21st. Doors open at 1PM and play starts at 2PM. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 7663970.

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PARENTS’ GUIDE TO EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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K-12 and Early Child Care Options ELKS NATIONAL AND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS Applications are now available for the Elks National Foundation and the New York State Elks Association scholarships. There are two types of national scholarships. One is open to ALL New York State High school seniors. These seniors need not be the child of a member of the Elks. The other national scholarship is open ONLY to children and grandchildren of active Elks members. The state scholarships are for high school seniors who parent is a member is good standing in the Order of Elks. Forms for these scholarships may be picked up at the counseling centers of Averill Park, Columbia, Maple Hill and Rensselaer High Schools. The chairman of the scholarship committee of the Rensselaer Lodge of Elks No. 2073 is Errol Fitzgerald (477-5427).

PARENT/CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP • This education/support group is for parents and caregivers residing in Rensselaer County who have a young adult (age 16-24) with a mental health and/or substance abuse issue. • This is an opportunity to meet other parents/caregivers who understand what you are going through and to learn about community resources/ supports. • Please join us. We will be meeting on Wednesday, Jan 10th; and Wednesday, Jan. 25th, from 6:30 to 8PM at the Italian Community Center, 1450 5th Avenue in Troy (use door on right side of bldg - go to the second floor). Any questions? Contact Debbie at 270-2841 or email at dpeterson@rensco.com. I am open to changing the date

NASSAU LIBRARY CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

POEST. LIBRARY INVITES YOU TO A PENGUIN PARTY!

• Squirrel Stories – Jan 16th at 6:30pm. Listen to squirrel stories followed by a squirrel craft. • Family Game Night – January 23rd at 6:30pm. Bring your family and/or friends and enjoy an evening of family fun. Use our games or bring one of yours to share. • Family Movie Night – Jan. 27th at 6:00pm. Call the library for movie details.

Crafts, music, and stories all about penguins! Fun for the whole family! The party will be held Thursday, January 19th, at 6:30PM at the library. Please sign up at the library desk, by calling 518-283-3721 or by visiting our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

or time of the group. Please call me if there is a better time for you.

WYNANTSKILL UFSD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Phone registration for children attending kindergarten for the 2012 - 2013 school year has begun at Gardner - Dickinson School. In order for your child to attend kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2012. Parents of children eligible to attend kindergarten in September must call Mrs. McKenna at 283-4600 Ext. 10, between 8am and 4pm. An orientation meeting for PARENTS ONLY will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in the school Media Center at 7pm. The school district asks parents to bring completed Student and Medical Information Sheets (which will be mailed to you prior to the Parent Orientation), and copies of Birth or Baptismal Certificate, Social Security Card, a current record of the child’s immunizations. We will also need proof of residency (two forms), which can consist of at least one of the following: a current driver’s license, telephone bill, electric bill with current address, auto insurance card, lease agreement or purchase agreement. If relevant, custody documents and/or pre-school IEP should be provided at orientation.

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Come Join The Fun! Enroll now for preschool Openings Still Available!

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Call our early childhood education center for more information: (518)708-9858

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Brunswick Presbyterian Christian Nursery School

AVERILL PARK ANNOUNCES KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

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fr ee rregistr egistr ation at free egistration our open houses~ thursday, jan. 26th 6-7:30; saturday, feb. 4th 9:30-11:30 or please call or email to set up a visit 229-0548 smilingfaceseg@yahoo.com

Happy Kids Day Care Center 1150 Maple Hill Rd. Castleton 732-4569 Now Accepting Enrollment for Ages 8 Weeks - 5 Years Old

“Your Child’s Home Away From Home”

The Averill Park School District has begun the process of registering boys and girls for the 2012-2013 Kindergarten Classes. If you, or someone you know, has a child who will be five years of age on or before December 1, 2012 please contact the district registrar at 674-7050 extension 2819 to make sure that the child is listed on our school census. This will guarantee that you will receive all upcoming kindergarten information by mail. Registration paperwork should be hand delivered by the parent or guardian to the district registrar at the district office at the Averill Park High School during the month of February. Registration hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3:30 PM with extended evening hours on February 8th & 13th until 7 PM. Registration forms are accepted on a walk-in basis only. No appointment is required. All paperwork must be completed by 02-28-2012. New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164, requires that all pupils must be immunized as follows for your child to attend school: 3 doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (given as DTaP or DTP) 3 doses of polio vaccine (usually as IPV) 1 dose of mumps vaccine after 12 months of age 1 dose of rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of age 2 doses of measles vaccine, the first after 12 months of age and the second after 15 months of age. 3 doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine given in a 6 month period of time. 1 dose of varicella vaccine (chicken pox) administered after 12 months of age

ROSEY THE READING DOG OPEN HOUSE Come meet Rosey the Reading Dachshund on Thursday, January 19th, from 3:30PM to 4:30PM at the Main branch of Troy Public Library at 100 Second Street. Rosey hosts a monthly library reading program for children. Enjoy refreshments and read your favorite book to her. For children age 5 and up. 274-7071 www.thetroylibrary.org.

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Beyond the Classroom offers free tutoring for students age 8 and up. All subjects are covered from Spelling and Reading to Chemistry and Trigonometry! When: Every Wednesday from 5PM to 7:30PM. Where: The Troy Public Library located at 100 Second Street. For more information, please email us at beyond_the_classroom@yahoo.com. To sign up for a tutor time, please call 274-7071. Visit the library online at www.TheTroyLibrary.org.

Mrs. Mitchell’s Third Grade class from the Wynantskill School is studying the illustrative art of children’s author Patricia Polacco. The students’ art work will be on display at the North Greenbush Public Library for the month of January. Stop in to see the work of these budding artists. The library is open Monday-Friday 11:00-8:00 and Saturdays 10:00-2:00. We are located in the North Greenbush Municipal Building on Main Avenue in Wynantskill.

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ROAST BEEF DINNER The Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange group invites you to a Family Style Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, January 14th, from 4PM – 6PM, at the First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush. Dinner will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, Harvard beets, rolls, beverage and dessert. Adults are $10 ($9 with advanced reservation), children (5 – 11) are $5, under 4 are free. For reservations, please call 423-7071.

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Mon ~ Chicken ‘N Biscuit Reserv eservations ations Tue ~ Liver w/ Onions & Bacon Accepted Wed ~ Homemade Turkey Pot Pies 99¢ Rib Nite (In House Only) Thurs ~ Fajitas Sat ~ The Town’s Favorite Prime Rib PLUS Fri Fri/Sat Our New Dry Aged Beef Selection!

The First Reformed Church in Wynantskill serves Free Pasta dinners each Tuesday night at 5:30PM. The dinners consist of pasta, plain sauce or meat sauce, bread, salad, beverages and homemade desserts. Please join us at the church, which is located on the corner of Main Avenue and Church Street in the village of Wynantskill for good food and warm fellowship. The dates for the dinners in January are the 17th, 24th and 31st. You are most welcome.

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St. David’s will be serving a baked ham (bone-in) dinner on Sunday, January 15th, between noon and 1:30PM. Also included will be navy bean soup, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, dessert and drinks. We also prepare for the gluten intolerant. The cost is $8/ Adults and $5/ Children under 12. We are located at 2647 Brookview Road in Castleton. For reservations, please call Gail at 766-4029.

AMERICAN LEGION PRESENTS JOHNNY RABB AND THE JAILHOUSE ROCKERS On Saturday, January 28th, The Sons of the American Legion will be hosting JOHNNY RABB and THE JAILHOUSE ROCKERS as part of our largest fundraising event of the year. As part of the Legion family, our main goal is to raise funds aimed at improving the quality of life for our nations children. Advance tickets are available at The American Legion, 111 Main Ave., Wynantskill for $6 each prior to 1/15/12 and $8 each after 1/15/12. Also, limited seating is available with a reserved table of eight. Doors open at 7PM with music 8PM - 12AM. Supporters can enjoy drink specials and are welcome to bring their own food/ snacks. Please join us for a Rockin’ good time and a Rockin’ good cause. For info, call Bill at 441-0013.


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FREE COMMUNITY DINNER Join us Sunday, January 15th, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Castleton for a Free Community Lasagna Dinner. Dinner will be served from 4PM to 6PM. St. Paul’s Methodist Church is a welcoming congregation located at 1583 Carney Road in Castleton. All are invited, so plan to join us for this community event!

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St. Paul’s Church, Sylvester Street in Kinderhook will host a Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, January 14th, from 5PM to 7PM. Cost is $10/Adults and $5/Children. Menu: Roast Beef, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Squash, Chicken Florentine Soup, Salad Bar, Chocolate Cake and Beverages. For reservations, please call 477-7138.

The Town of East Greenbush Department for Community and Recreational Services will be holding the annual Chili Contest as a part of “Winterfest 2012,� a school-community celebration of winter. Contestants will be asked to contribute “homemade� chili in disposable containers labeled with contestant’s name and hot, medium, or mild. A portion of the chili will be used for the competition, while any remaining will be sold at the Winterfest BBQ. All entrants will need to drop their chili off at Goff Middle School on Gilligan Rd between 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14th. Chili must be warm and ready to eat! Prizes will be awarded to the top scores in each category: Best Tasting, Most Original, Hottest, and for Most Votes Overall. Judging will be conducted openly by Winterfest attendees by casting votes after taste testing each chili. For more information, call 477-4194 or by emailing DLanni@eastgreenbush.org

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SCHODACK VALLEY PIZZA NIGHT Come join us for Pizza Night on January 21st at the Schodack Valley Fire House from 5PM to 9PM. Bring the family for Pizza, Antipasto, Wings and more. Additional seating is available. Our featured Pizza this month will be Philly Cheesesteak. As always, you can eat-in or takeout. For take-out, call us at 477-4215.

CASTLETON KIWANIS CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNERS The Castleton Kiwanis Club will be selling chicken barbecue dinners on Sunday, January 22, to raise monies for its community service programs. The cost of the dinners is $9.00, and the dinners may be picked up from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M. at the Castleton Volunteer Fire Company in Castleton. For more information, or to order the dinners, call 732-2225.

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athlete of the week LUCAS MARRUFO ~Most Dedicated~ by Megan Keeler

by Claire Everett On the week back from break, many of us struggled to get back into the rhythm. Thankfully, none of the Averill Park athletes had that problem. Girls and boys Basketball and Averill Park Indoor Track and Field all competed well this week. The girl’s Basketball team first traveled to Burnt Hills to start off the week. The girls demolished their opponents 57-14. Alison Nunziato with 10 points, including two three-pointers, and Bridget Carney with 14 were high scorers of the game. Then on Friday, the girls took on Niskayuna and again beat their opponent with no competition 63-26. This game, the high scorers were Brooke O’Shea with 15 points and Julia Mai scoring 10. Amazing games to the ladies this week! The boy’s also traveled to Burnt Hills at the beginning of the week. Unfortunately, the boys were not as successful. They played a hard, close game, but in the end fell short 55-52. Awesome effort to Nick Hess who scored 13 points and Lucas Ziegler with 14. The boys, unfortunately, lost again on Friday against Niskayuna 61- 48. Friday was a tough game, but both Nick Hess with 18 points and Dan VanRoy with 19 still had great performances. On Friday and Saturday, Indoor Track took part in the exciting Dartmouth Relays. Averill Park athletes competed with a huge number of competitors and did very well. Highlights from the meet were Kevin Otty’s performance in the boy’s 55 meter Hurdles; Otty came in 8th. Congratulations! Great job to the boy’s 1600 Medley group that came in 18th. Also. amazing performance to John Rodgers who came in 5th for Shot Put with a throw of 12.45m. Unbelievable job to Andrew Tario, who came in 1st in the two mile race, with a time of 9:52:30. Great job to all the athletes that performed at such a competitive meet! Amazing job to all Averill Park athletes this week! Keep it up! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at claireeverett11@live.com.

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AVERILL PARK 2012 WRESTLING CLUB SEASON SCHEDULE • Pee Wee Division Grade K-3 starts 1/31/12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:457:00pm • Pee Wee Division Grade 45 starts 1/31/12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm • Modified Division Grade 6-7 starts 2/6/12 on Monday and Wednesdays 5:45-7:00pm • High School Division Grade 8-12 starts on 2/27/12 on Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm This is an 8 week program for each division. Cost per wrestler is $80 with a multiple sibling discount. Remember that registration will be held on 1/17 and 1/19 from 6:00-7:00pm at the APHS gymnasium entrance. www.averillparkwrestlingclub.com

TWIN TOWN JUNIOR, SENIOR AND BIG LEAGUES PARENTS MEETING Twin Town Little League will be holding a parent’s informational meeting for all parties interested in participating in the 2012 Twin Town Little League Teenage Baseball expansion plan. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, at 7:00 PM at in the “Michael Anthony Room” located in Moscatiello’s Italian Family Restaurant, 99 North Greenbush Road (RT 4). Twin Town‘s Teenage Baseball is available to all players that currently reside within the Twin Town Little League borders. The expansion includes the Junior League (13-14), the Senior League (13-16) and The Big League (16-18). Additional information is available on the Twin Town Little League web site ttll.com or by calling Don Cepiel at 424-5311.

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Nominated by Coach David Pugliese, Averill Park’s Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, for his hard work and dedication, Lucas Marrufo is this week’s Most Dedicated Athlete. Marrufo has been playing basketball since 5th grade and has been dedicated to bettering himself ever since. He played soccer this fall for Averill Park’s Varsity Boys team and used that sport season as a way of getting in shape for basketball. Lucas loves sports and everything athletic, so he is looking to stay active after his final basketball season. He says that he is going to start playing baseball again this spring. Marrufo is a senior at Averill Park High School and has been on the varsity basketball team for two years. His favorite part about playing basketball is being with his teammates because they are like brothers to him. “He is one of our hardest workers that always give 100% of his effort and is dedicated to the program in and out of the season,” said Coach Pugliese when asked about what kind of athlete Marrufo is. You can find Lucas at the guard position on the court this season. Lucas’ favorite class this year in school is Bio Gene, and because of his love for this class he is looking to study Biotech at Hudson Valley Community College this coming fall. He isn’t going to continue playing basketball in college because he wants to focus solely on his career ahead. In his spare time, Marrufo enjoys working out and doing anything to make himself better at the things that he does. The person that he’d like to thank and that inspires him to be the person that he is today is his father. “It means a lot, because I put a lot of dedication in my workouts and bettering myself,” answered Marrufo when asked about what it means to him to be a dedicated athlete. Best of luck to Lucas and the rest of the Boys Varsity Basketball team in the remainder of their 2011-2012 season.

The Twin Town Devil Cats baseball organization is still accepting registrations for all players at all abilities for ages 9U through 17U. The Twin Town Devil Cats have increased the number of teams from past seasons due to the increased number of players interested in playing with a well established league with outstanding success. Twin Town Devil Cats baseball is a local organization which has been providing travel baseball for all local players since 2004. Teams are filling up fast, so don’t wait to register. If interested, contact Matthew Terry at mterry3@nycap.rr.com .

BASKETBALL FREE THROW COMPETITION St Jude K of C Council # 12637 will be conducting a Free Throw Competition on Monday, January 16th, at 7PM in the St. Jude’s gym, located on Dana Ave. in Wynantskill. The contest is open to all boys and girls aged 10 through 14. Trophies will be awarded to the winning boys and girls of each age group, and they will be eligible to compete in future competitions to be announced at a later date. Contestant’s eligibility is based on age as of January 1. Please bring proof of age. Anyone with questions may contact Bob Moak at 283-2254.

WINTER CHILL IS COMING! Polar Plungers take to Grafton Lakes State Park to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Applications are now being accepted for participants in the 5th Annual Polar Plunge in Long Pond, Grafton Lakes State Park as part of the park’s Winter Fest. The Winter Fest is in its 27th year with events occurring all day, January 21, 2012. The plunge happens promptly at 1:00 with checkin beginning at noon. The purpose of the Plunge is to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Foundation supports research in finding controls and hopefully a cure for the disease. Participants will take turns jumping in to the frigid water while the New York State Police Ice Dive team and Grafton Town Ambulance provide safety. Spectators are welcomed and provide a nice wind block for the event. This event is open to the first 50 people who preregister by January 17th. The fee is $20 and includes a t-shirt and hot drink. Heated changing areas are available nearby, but bring warm clothes for before and immediately after. For more information and an application for the plunge, contact: Margaret Phillips 518-479-3739 eve, 518-577-5434 days. For more information on the Winter Fest, visit: Call Grafton Lakes State Park at 518-279-1155. For more information about Cystic Fibrosis and the Foundation, please visit: http://www.cff.org/

“EXTREME SHED HUNTING” West Stephentown Baptist Church invites You to This Unique Sportsman’s Event, “Extreme Shed Hunting”. Learn all about shed hunting from two experts with 50 years combined experience in white tail deer hunting, antler development and shed hunting. Included are a delicious Ham Dinner and Door Prizes on Saturday, February 18th, 2012, from 11:30AM to 5:30PM (Snow Date: February 25th, 2012) at the Church, 1672 NY 43 in West Stephentown, (31D2 mi. East of Crooked Lake) Seating is limited to the first 150 paid registrants. Please register by February 1st, 2012. Make a check of $10 per registrant, payable to West Stephentown Baptist Church. Your payment is non-refundable unless seating capacity is exceeded. Send payment with your Name, Address, Phone Number and Email to: Extreme Shed Hunting, c/o David Cobden, 58 Lawson Road, Sand Lake, NY 12153.

EAST GREENBUSH GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2012 East Greenbush Girls Softball League registration is now open. To be included in the draft, you must register on-line at egsoftball.org or print out the form and mail to: East Greenbush Girls Softball League, P.O. Box 52, East Greenbush, NY 12061. A $10 per player late fee will be applied for registrations submitted after January 31, 2012.

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SUBURBAN COUNCIL BOY’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Suburban Council Player of the week for Dec. 24th - 30th is Killian Tallman, a Senior from Mohonasen. Coach: Ken Dagostino. Killian Tallman was named MVP of the Kirin Cup over the break as he led Mohonasen to the Tournament Championship. Killian had 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in the opener vs Schalmont and 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 4 assists in the Championship win over Bishop Gibbons.

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SPORTS KARAOKE NIGHT The Melvin Roads American Legion baseball team is having a Karaoke Night on January 20th at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post on Columbia Turnpike. The fun begins at 8 PM. Bring your singing voice or just listen to former players and baseball families “hit that note” to help support the fundraising efforts of the Melvin Roads American Legion baseball team. There will be raffles, drinks, and good times. Please plan to attend this event and support the efforts of our players.

2012 Baseball Registration is now open! Sorensco (Southern Rensselaer County) Baseball Association is now accepting registrations for the 2012 season. The registration form can be found on our website located on Sorensco Home Page. In addition to mailing in your registration, we will also be hosting several walk-in registrations with the first being at the Winterfest Carnival at Goff on Saturday, January 14th, at 11am. The second will be at the Sorensco Clubhouse (right off Gilligan Road next to Goff) on Saturday, January 21st, from 10-12. Additional ones will be scheduled so keep an eye in The Advertiser! Sorensco is a community-based league for players 13-18 years of age that offers an exceptional baseball experience for players and their families. Levels of play include recreational, Travel and All-Star ball. Any questions, please email us at mailto:Sorensco@gmail.com.

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Zeb Gaston, who has played American Legion baseball for Melvin Roads Post 1231 for the past 2 summers, was chosen as coMVP in the recently completed Stars and Stripes 18U USSSA sanctioned Winter wood bat World Championship baseball tournament in Orlando. Zeb was recognized for his timely hitting, excellent fielding, and clutch pitching. Zeb shared MVP honors with the top recruit of the University of Florida. Zeb, a senior at Troy High, has been actively recruited by the following colleges; Santa Fe College, Bethune-Cookman, and University of Central Florida. The Melvin Roads baseball family is proud of Zeb’s accomplishments both on and off the baseball diamond. He is a tribute to the American Legion program and a fine example for youth to follow.

WinterFest 2012 celebrates 22 years of family fun. This year, the activities will take place at Genet Elementary School Auditorium (located on Route 4 in East Greenbush), Goff Middle School (located on Gilligan Road in East Greenbush), and Spare Time Lanes (located on Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush) on January 13, 14 and 15. The annual event, sponsored by the East Greenbush Central School District’s Transportation Team and local businesses and organizations, provides residents with a wide variety of indoor activities. Time Machine, Cass & Emma and No. 2, and our student bands, will present a concert Friday, January 13th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Genet Elementary School Auditorium. Tickets ($5) will be available at the door the night of the show. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Also on Friday, January 13th, there will be a sixth grade Activity Night, at the Goff Middle School, starting at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday January 14th, residents are invited to start their day at Goff Middle School’s seventh grade Annual Pancake Breakfast (from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.), and then stay for lots of games, tons of food and various activities beginning at noon and ending at 4:00 p.m. Activities will include a DJ, pony rides, magic show, face painting, crafts, jewelry, demonstrations (including Kids in Motion, Tae Kwon Doe, fencing, gymnastics and the District’s infamous smoke bus), exotic Animal Show, indoor mini golf, Gold and Silver Party (sell your unwanted jewelry and coins), Greenbush Child Caring (GCC) Temple challenge, a huge silent auction and much more. Also, the District’s new Hybrid Bus will be parked at the front of the school. Come take a look or join us for a short ride leaving on the hour beginning at noon. Shuttle buses will be available from the bus garage (located on Hayes Road in East Greenbush) and the ball fields on Gilligan Road during the day. WinterFest ends Sunday evening at Spare Time Lanes with Rock N’ Bowl from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the Spare Time “Lock-in-Night” from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Please note, there is a fee for both bowling events. For more information, or to register, please contact Spare Time Lanes at 477-9306 For more information on WinterFest 2012, please call the District’s Transportation Department at 477-9288.

EAST SIDE HOOPSTARS TRYOUT “Nothing like a Champion!” The East Side Hoopstars Basketball Club is entering the fifteenth season of AAU girl’s basketball. Our mission is to teach the game of basketball to enthusiastic female athletes and play the best competition available throughout the Northeast. This year, our basketball family will include teams of ages 10 thru 17 (Grades 5 thru Junior in High School). TRYOUT Schedule - January 15th, 2012, Sunday, at Algonquin Middle School, Route 66, Averill Park, N.Y. 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders 8:30AM – 9:45AM HS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors 9:45AM- 11:00AM Be at the gym 30 minutes before your start time to allow for AAU registration and stretching. EACH PLAYER MUST REGISTER AT THE TRYOUT AS A MEMBER OF AAU PRIOR TO GETTING ON THE BASKETBALL FLOOR ~ REGISTRATION FEE is $300 per player except for 5th graders who are $200 per player. Registration fee is due in FULL at time of TRYOUT. If you are interested in trying out for the first time or need more information, please contact: Frank Kehn, President – 674-2357 (Home). We look forward to seeing you at Tryouts!

ATT: HIGH SCHOOL AGE HOCKEY PLAYERS The Troy Albany Junior River Rats midget youth hockey team is looking for additional players, including a goaltender, to fill out its roster. Players must be birth year 1993 to 1996 to be eligible and cannot be currently rostered on a varsity high school or preparatory school team. The Junior River Rats are part of the Troy Albany Youth Hockey Association and play in the competitive Northeast Midget Hockey League, as well as selected tournaments in the northeast. The team practices on Monday and Wednesday evening at 8:50PM at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink and Frear Park and play games primarily on Saturday and Sunday. Players interested in a tryout should contact Coach Ed Woltmann at apislesfan@gmail.com. ~Ed Woltmann, Troy Albany Jr. River Rats

COLUMBIA BOYS BASKETBALL GAME 1/3/12 1 2 3 4 Visitor: Niskayuna 4 9 16 20 = 49 Home: Columbia 12 15 25 10 = 62 Niskayuna final is 49 and Columbia is 62. Columbia Victory gives Jim Obermayer 164 Wins to set new coaching record at Columbia High School.

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Schodack Supervisor Dennis Dowds announced that the Town of Schodack will once again offer a free program to assist residents in disposing of their Christmas trees after the holiday. Town residents may bring real Christmas trees, clear of all decorations, to the Transfer Station on Poyneer Road, during normal business hours. There will be no charge for this service if no other household refuse is included. Residents may also leave trees, without any decorations, at the roadside near their mailboxes through Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Highway Department personnel will collect trees throughout these dates on all roadways within the Town. The trees will be chipped and mulch will be available upon request at the transfer station. If you wish more information, or to schedule a tree pick up, please contact the Schodack Highway Department at 766-4000.

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MAKE YOUR HOME WARMER FOR LESS The Troy Public Library is pleased to present the program “Make Your Home Warmer for Less: Saving Energy & Money with NYSERDA!” on Thursday, January 19th, at the Main Branch. Homeowners and renters of all income levels may attend an informative energy workshop and learn how to get a FREE energy audit through NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority). A home energy audit can help save up to $700 a year on energy bills and make a home safer and more comfortable. Capital-Saratoga Energy $mart Communities Coordinator, James Kopp, will discuss NYSERDA’s programs and incentives, as well provide information on other local resources. The program is free and open to the public, but please call the library at 274-7071 to register. The library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy.


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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) name: KAM 1 Enterprises LLC. Articles of Organization were filed on October 3, 2011 with the NYS Department of State. Location: Rensselaer County. Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC at 426 County Route 7 Nassau NY 12123. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: General Water LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/05/11. 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, 96 Eagle Street 2nd Floor Front, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company, Name: Stadium Solutions LLC. Articles of organization filed on 10/25/2011 by the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY). Office location: Rensselaer County, 2008 15th Street Troy NY 12180. SSNY has been designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to Peter Yeager at the LLC office location. Purpose: increase monetary transaction speed NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: CNP 743 COLUMBIA TURNPIKE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/22/11. 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, 37 Lashway Lane, East Greenbush, New York 12061. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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LEGAL NOTICE Kilowads Studios, LLC. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization of Kilowads Studios, LLC (the “LLC”) were filed with the Department of State of New York (”SSNY”) on October 31, 2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at P.O. Box 265, Averill Park, New York

Notice of Annual Meeting of Members The annual meeting of members of Capital City Cemetery Corporation, (New Rural Cemetery), will be held at the Rensselaer Public Library, East Street, Rensselaer, New York on the 10th day of January 2012 at 10:00 AM to consider and take action on the following matters: Th l i f di 12018. Purpose: All legal purposes.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WICKED TAN LLC Notice is hereby given of WICKED TAN LLC as a limited liability company. The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of State on December 2, 2011. The office of the Company is located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the Company upon whom process may be served and the post office address within this state of the Company is c/o Leonard D. DeVito, 451 Hoosick St, Troy, NY 12180, such address being the street address of the principal business location of the Company. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company is 451 Hoosick St., Troy, NY 12180. The Company has no registered agent or specific date of dissolution. The Company is organized for all purposes permitted under the laws of the State of New York. Filer: The DiFabio Law Firm, P.C., 4 Automation Lane, Suite 100, Albany, New York 12205.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLEDOG HOLDINGS, LLC On November 29, 2011, LLEDOG Holdings, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the New York State Department of State. The principal business location of the LLC is 2790 6th Avenue, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York. The New York Secretary of State is designated as the agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her to the LLC is c/o 2790 6th Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. The LLC is organized for the purpose of purchasing and selling real estate and any other lawful business. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (s) SAND LAKE PLANNING BRD Please take notice that the Sand Lake Planning Brd will hold the following Public Hearing at the Sand Lake Town Hall, located at 8428 Miller Hill Rd (NY 66) Sand Lake, NY 12153 Where all interested parties will be heard: Wednesday 1-18-12 at 7:45 PM Pursuant to the application of Daniel J.+ Deborah K. Holser for a 2 Lot Subdivision .943 Ac into .492 + .451 Ac located at 78 Holser Rd Ext Av Pk, NY 12018 Subdivision maps entitled survey of a portion of the lands of Daniel J. Holser and Deborah K Holser + a portion of lands of Daniel Holser Prepared by Charles E. Hartnett map dated 12-19-11 + further identified as tax map # 159.4-126.1

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PUBLIC NOTICE EAST GREENBUSH FIRE DISTRICT #3 The monthly meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners, East Greenbush Fire District #3 shall be held on the second (2) Monday of each month at 7:00pm. The location shall be East Greenbush Fire Company Headquarters located at 68 Phillips Road, Town of East Greenbush. The above shall be followed unless the Board makes prior notice of a change. This is in compliance with Article 7 of the General Municipal Law relating to meetings. Submitted by Nancy J. Williams Secretary-Treasurer Board of Fire Commissioners East Greenbush Fire District #3

PUBLIC NOTICE RECEIVER OF TAXES TOWN OF SAND LAKE TAKE NOTICE, that I, Jill M. Quell, the undersigned Receiver of Taxes of the Town of Sand Lake, County of Rensselaer, and State of New York, have dully received the Tax Roll and Warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Sand Lake for the year 2012. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2012 without charge or interest. On all taxes received after such date there will be added interest of one per centum for the month of February and two per centum for the month of March. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that pursuant of the provisions of law, the tax roll of the Town of Sand Lake will be returned to the County Treasurer of the County of Rensselaer on the third day of April, 2012. Dated 12/31/2011 Jill M Quell Receiver of Taxes Sand Lake, New York 12153 Notice of Formation of Vincent Management Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/27/11. Office location: Renss. County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 740 Hoosick Rd, #229, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.


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The Poestenkill Water District Benefit Unit Review Board established by Section 704 of the 2010 Poestenkill Municipal Water Use Law has scheduled a session for January 18, 2012 at 7 PM at the Poestenkill Town Hall for the purpose of hearing challenges to the number of benefit units that have been assigned to individual properties. Water District Property owners who believe they were assigned the incorrect number of benefit units for the 2012 Tax Year should submit a letter to the Board prior to the close of business January 17, 2012, along with any supporting documentation that they may have. Property owners may appear in person during the meeting to answer any questions the Board may have or trust that they have submitted sufficient information. If insufficient information has been submitted, the Board will request additional information prior to making a decision. The decision will be provided to the Town Board who will authorize the appropriate action, which may include a refund of the benefit unit charge or portion thereof. Residents who wish to challenge their benefit unit charge should address their letter to the Town of Poestenkill Water District Benefit Unit Review Board at Poestenkill Town Hall, PO Box 210, Poestenkill, NY 12140 by January 17, 2012. For additional information, call 518-283-5100, ext. 104.

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MARVIN BUBIE presents his book “Celebrating the Revolutionary War Municipal Seals” 7:30pm Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Sand Lake Baptist Church, 2960 NY Route 43. This program, co-sponsored by the Sand Lake Historical Society and the library, is open to all. Refreshments will be served. MLK CLOSING: The library will be closed Saturday-Monday, January 14-16, for the Martin Luther King holiday. THANK YOU to our generous donors, including Peg Weiss, Joan & Donald Ryan, E. Kenneth James, Deanna Smith, Peter L. & Anne T. Stevens, and Russell & Merry Lee Kraft, Beth & Steve Scouller, Greg Hillenbrandt, Peggy & Jim Goold, Christopher Roblin, and Katherine Moss “in memory of Marjorie Larsen.” SEED EXCHANGE: Before you put in that seed order, come see what your fellow gardeners might be willing to share or swap 23pm Saturday, January 21. TAX FORMS: Federal forms are arriving, with New York state forms also expected soon. EXHIBIT: See Joe Johnson, Crystal Lake Photography through February. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm, except as noted above. Located behind the Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 674-5050. Web: sandlaketownlibrary.org

LOCAL RESIDENTS NAMED TO CAZENOVIA COLLEGE DEAN’S LIST Cazenovia College recently released names of students honored for academic achievement during the fall semester of 2011. The College is home to about 1,000 degree-seeking students; those named to the Dean’s List have achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for all courses attempted, and have earned 12 or more academic credits during the semester. Among the students on Cazenovia College’s fall 2011 Dean’s List are: Andrea L. Courtwright, of East Greenbush, a junior working toward a bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion design. Brighid A. Docherty, of Castleton on Hudson, a sophomore working toward a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual communications. Faith E. Toomey, of Averill Park, a junior working toward a bachelor of science degree in psychology .

Wynantskill Church Growing Pains Part 2 In my last column, I chronicled the problems the Wynantskill Reformed Church was experiencing by the 1830’s. Because of a theological schism, a rival church calling themselves “The True Dutch Reformed Church” formed and drew away many members from the original church. Also, at least two other Protestant churches formed in the town. By 1841, the Wynantskill Church was down to 37 communicants. Thus, not only had the membership decreased which affected the collection plate, but needed repairs had to be made. Could the church survive? An important step was taken in the calling of Rev. Cornelius Gates in early 1841. One of his principal duties was to raise money to keep the church going. In addition to asking for increased giving from the church members, Rev. Gates reached out to other churches. On May 1, 1841, he sent a letter to the Pastors of the Collegiate Churches in New York City. Gates “appealed to your sympathy and liberality in behalf of a feeble sister church either by taking up collections in your three churches or recommending our cause to the benevolence of your members.” He proposed to come to their churches and personally plead for funds. The Collegiate Churches were the first Dutch Reformed Churches chartered by the English in 1696. Presumably they were wealthy enough to respond to Wynantskill’s needs. Records show that Rev. Gates did preach in New York City, and returned home with $60. This may not sound like much, but in today’s funds it is the equivalent of thousands of dollars. A few months later, he also made a successful trip to New Brunswick and obtained further funds. By July 1842, the Wynantskill Reformed Church showed a balance of $16.79. The crisis was over. Ironically, in October 1842, Rev. Gates stated his desire to separate and asked the Consistory to apply to the Classis for release. His entire ministry at Wynantskill lasted under two years. We don’t know why he left, but it is clear that his short ministry helped the Wynantskill Reformed Church stay afloat. The congregation still worships in its building on the corner of Church and Main while the “True Dutch Reformed Church” is long gone and all but forgotten.

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FREE COFFEE HOUSE The Lighthouse Youth Ministry presents a free Coffee House on Friday, January 27th, at 7PM. Free entertainment, free food, free coffee, did we mention free? Anyone is invited between the ages of 13-17. We’re located at 24 Albany Ave., Village of Nassau (next to Tom’s Diner). Call Michelle Boomhower for more details at 301-0757 or e-mail Gsus_kid@live.com. Lighthouse Youth Ministry is a part of New Hope For Life Ministries in Nassau.

SAND LAKE TOWN OFFICES CLOSED FOR MLK DAY The Sand Lake Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2012, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. ~Barbara A. Biittig, Town Clerk

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TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER Troy Albany Ice Cats 16U Girls Travel Hockey Team Tournament Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00 pm until ?? at the Mountain View Fire House, 2 Shafter Avenue, Troy. Cost/Donation: $70 buy-in 10,000 in chips. Food and drinks will be provided during the breaks. Come join us for an afternoon of chance and see if you can make it to the “FINAL TABLE”! All Proceeds will benefit the Troy Albany Ice Cats 16U Girls Travel Hockey Team 2012 season. For questions, please call Debbie at 286-1316 or Janet at 4371532.

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The following students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the fall 2011 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the Dean’s List. Julian Tsyn of Mechanicville, and Chancey Young of Rensselaer.

WHAT PUTS THE “ACHE” IN HEADACHE? Surprisingly, the brain, its membranes, and skull feel no pain at all. Therefore, a headache is not a “brainache.” So what causes the pain? Join Dr. Keri Hagenston of East Greenbush Wellness on January 17th at 6:30PM to find out why nearly 45 million Americans spend $2.5 billion on headache drugs every year, are potentially treating symptoms and ignoring the real causes of headaches. The Freedom from Headaches Workshop will take place at East Greenbush Wellness Center located at 568 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to 477-5000.

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Council Members Phil Malone and Sue Mangold, and Tax Receiver Toni Murphy are joined by newly elected Supreme Court Judge Ray Elliot, after the Oaths of Office were administered. Democrats and supporters gathered in East Greenbush last week for swearing in ceremonies at the VFW Hall. Newly elected Supreme Court Judge Raymond Elliot from North Greenbush was in attendance to officiate. The event was held as part of Holiday Party and thank you reception for campaign workers and supporters.

CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES SEEKING APPLICANTS: Castleton Public Library Board of Trustees – seeking applicants for two board positions. Open to residents of the Village of Castleton on Hudson and the Town of Schodack. The Castleton Public Library Board establishes policies, approves budgets, and ensures that the library fulfills its mission of delivering high-quality service to the Castleton – Schodack community. Trustees serve in a voluntary capacity. Trustees typically meet one evening per month throughout the year. Submit a resume and letter of interest to the Village of Castleton (clerk@nycap.rr.com), P.O. Box 126, Castleton on Hudson, N.Y. 12033. If you have any questions, contact Board President, Don McKnight at (518) 378-6361. The next gathering of the Library Board will be for the Annual Organizational Meeting, on January 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., Castleton Village Hall.


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729-2263 • 56 Old Miller Rd, East Greenbush EGCSD TO HOLD JANUARY INSURANCE/ POINT REDUCTION CLASS The East Greenbush Central School District’s Continuing Education program announces its next available Six-Hour Insurance/Point Reduction class. The Six-Hour Driver Training Associates Insurance/Point Reduction course reduces car liability, collision, and no-fault insurance premiums by 10% for 3 years and may remove up to 4 points off your license, as determined by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It will be held on Saturday, January 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a half-hour break for lunch. Course registration for all classes must be made in advance, as no walk-ins will be accepted. Additional class information will be given at time of registration. For the public’s convenience, registration will be accepted by phone 24 hours a day. Please call: 207-2150 and follow the prompts.

MOHAWK HUDSON HUMANE SOCIETY VISITS THE HOPE 7 COMMUNITY CENTER On December 21, 2011, Cherrie and her dog Maple of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands came to visit the children of the afterschool program at Hope 7 Community Center on the Eastside of Troy. The Kids for Kindness Club, the community service made up of kids in the afterschool program hosted a Holiday Craft Sale during their time at Hope 7 through the month of December. All the crafts were made by the Art Club, another group of Hope 7 Afterschool children. Together the group raised $207 which they all agreed would go to the Humane Society. Hope 7 Community Center has an afterschool program which currently has 50 Troy school aged children that everyday participate in homework help, specialized clubs and physical activity. Hope 7 also has a neighborhood Food Pantry that served 120 plus families a month.

BINGO ELKS #141 The Troy Lodge Elks #141 of 134 North Greenbush Rd. in Troy, will host BINGO every Monday night. The doors open at 5pm and bingo starts at 7pm. A snack bar will be available.

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CALLED TO BE LIGHT IN THE WORLD In the Sundays following Christmas, and the baptism of Jesus, the Stuyvesant and Nassau Reformed churches celebrate the light of Christ shining in the darkened world. In coming to understand the Gospel of John, we find the Gospel writer is using God’s words at creation (Gn. 1) “God said ‘Let there be light....God saw that the light was good,” in reference to Jesus. In John’s Gospel (1:2-4), in speaking about Jesus, he says “He was with God in the beginning... In him was life... that life was the light of men.” In the sermon titled, “Called to Be Light in the World, we celebrate the light of Christ in our darkened world. Join us and come to understand more fully Christ’s calling us to be lights into the world in his name. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary (Fellowship Hall) at 9 Church Street, in the hamlet of Stuyvesant, where Route 26A meets Route 9J. Young folk are encouraged to engage in self-study following a message for children each Sunday. Everyone is welcome. The Nassau Reformed Church worships at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church-School-building, 43 Church St. (Route 20). Sunday School begins its worship with a Gospel message for young folk before class. Everyone is welcome to worship with us.

Pet Adoption of the Week Tom

- Tom is a sweet hound (beagle/hound) mix who was in trouble at the shelter when his number was next. He is enjoying his daily romps with other dogs in the fenced in yard. Tom is approx. 9 months old, neutered, 30 lbs, current with vaccines, wormed and heartworm tested. Tom is being crate trained and is doing great. He sleeps throughout the night and is an excellent guy waiting for his permanent home. If you would like to meet Tom to possibly adopt him, Contact : d o d d t o t @verizon.net or 518-393-0755

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LOCAL AUTHOR OF “FREEING CHARLES” PRESENTS LECTURE & SLIDESHOW Scott Christianson, local author of “Freeing Charles,” presents a Charles Nalle lecture & slideshow on January 13th at 7:30pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Scott Christianson, author of “Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War” describes Charles as an escaped slave from Virginia who was placed in Sand Lake by the Underground Railroad. He later moved to Troy and was arrested to be returned to his owner. Harriett Tubman and a crowd of both white and black citizens rescued him and smuggled him to Watervliet where he was again captured and again rescued. Later the citizens of Troy paid $650 to gain his freedom from slavery and be reunited with his family. Following the program, there will be a question and answer period and book signing, along with prints by Mark Priest depicting the events in Troy. Tickets $8 adult, $5 under 18 and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or www.slcactp.org. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, and there is plenty of free parking.

477-6555 ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW YOU IN THE NEW YEAR? Bruce & Georgie Berner of Taborton would like to announce the marriage of their son, Cory M. Berner to Lisa Marinucci, daughter of Winsen & Jean Marinucci of Colonie. Cory is a graduate of Averill Park High School with a RN degree from Maria College and is employed at Albany Medical Center. Lisa is a graduate of Shaker HIgh School with a masters from The University of Albany and employed for South Colonie School District. They were wed on August 27, 2011.

John & Judy Rudd of Averill Park are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystal Rudd to Matthew Bond, son of Eileen Bond and Noah Bond (Marlene) both of Averill Park. Krystal is a graduate of HVCC and is employed with Albany Medical Centers Cath Lab. Matthew is also a graduate of HVCC and is continuing his education at SUNYIT while employed full time with Barber Engineering. A June 15th wedding date has been set.

Are you ready to start feeling better? Are you ready to clear the toxins from your body? Are you ready to rid yourself of excess fat in your body? Are you ready to get healthy and well? Then you need to come to our presentation on cleansing your body and losing those excess pounds. Come learn how to become healthy and well in the New Year! Our next presentation will be January 17th, at East Greenbush Wellness Center at 6:30PM. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to 477-5000.

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