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MARTY WENDELL IN CONCERT AT SLCA Marty Wendell in concert at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Sept. 24th at 8pm. When the mid-sixties revolution from Folk to Rock broke out in New York’s Greenwich Village, Marty Wendell was there! When Johnny Cash toured in 1968 promoting his “Live at Folsom Prison” album, Marty Wendell was an opening act! He grew up during the birth of Rock and Roll, and while he was influenced by that, he can always be counted on as a writer who provides fresh and meaningful songs. Marty is an original! Reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or visit www.slca-ctp.org. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. Plenty of free parking.

NEW SPIRIT QUARTET God gave them a song. The song is the message of God’s love and saving grace in Jesus Christ. And singing this song is what New Spirit has done for over 30 years. Based in Southern New Jersey. New Spirit Quartet will be in our area on October 8th and 9th. You are cordially invited to come and allow these men to share their hearts and voices with you. Their schedule for the weekend is as follows: • Saturday, October 8th - Grafton Baptist Church, Owens Road, Grafton at 7PM (518) 279-9715 and • Sunday, October 9th - Community Church of Grafton, 995 Blue Factory Road, Cropseyville at 11AM and 6PM (518) 279-3871. A Free-will offering will be received at each evening concert. New Spirit has graciously requested that the offerings be used in our immediate area to aid the victims of Hurricane Irene. Make your plans to attend any or all of these concerts. You will be glad that you did. Feel free to call the numbers above for more information.

The Sand Lake Democrats have unanimously selected Mark Cioffi as their candidate for Town Board in the fall election. Mark is a 40-year resident of the Town and lives in West Sand Lake with his wife, Beth. Mark received his bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Rose and is recently retired from a 35-year career with Standard Register Corporation where he managed their relationship with both commercial and government entities. In accepting the nomination, Mark stated, “I am humbled by the endorsement of my friends and neighbors and will work hard to represent them at a time when communities are facing tremendous challenges. I intend to put my business experience managing budgets, government projects and employees to use as a member of the board. I believe that a competent town board can avoid the conflicts and controversy that have cost Sand Lake taxpayers thousands in needless litigation.” Mark has both the energy and enthusiasm necessary to be responsive to our Town’s needs. Mark intends to bring openness and transparency to town government by encouraging public participation on all matters facing the community. He will encourage open, accountable government and foster a strong partnership between the community and local businesses. “As a member of the Town Board, I will examine every dollar spent to ensure greater fiscal accountability and make certain that taxpayers receive the most efficient and effective service.” Mark understands that growth is inevitable, but we must carefully maintain our cherished small town character to protect our quality of life. “It is time to put politics aside and put Sand Lake 1st.” “I will promote positive changes in town government and look forward to bringing my campaign to your homes in the coming weeks. I am thrilled to be running with a team of dedicated candidates that feel as strongly as I do about the direction that Sand Lake will take. I urge your support for Flora Fasoldt and John Sniezyk.”

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, September 24th, 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, toys, and much more. The shop is handicapped-accessible and can be entered from the parking lot in the rear of the building.

OKTOBERFEST BRINGS BAVARIA TO NASSAU Nassau’s Village Beautification Committee presents a traditional Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, October 2nd, at the Village Commons Park. The event runs from 12 noon until 4 p.m. and features traditional German foods, beverages and entertainment. Inspired by European harvest festivals, the Oktoberfest will feature a complete menu including bratwurst, bauernwurst and knockwurst, imported German sauerkraut, potato salad and made-as-you-watch potato pancakes. Imported German beers and wines will be available, including Spaten Oktoberfest beer, the same beer served to millions at Munich’s original Oktoberfest. Musical entertainment will feature Nassau’s own Bavarian Barons. A traditional German brass band founded in the village 40 years ago. With a lively program of polkas, waltzes and marches, the group has a long history of entertaining the public throughout New York and New England. Admission is free and will take place under tents rain or shine. Guests may bring their own lawn chairs if they wish. For additional information, please call (518) 766-2291 or www.Nassau12123.com.

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UNCAGED TOXIC LANDFILL MEETING United Neighbors Concerned About General Electric & Dewey Loeffel Landfill (UNCAGED) will be holding our monthly meeting on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011, at the Nassau Free Library (Rte. 20), starting at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will cover issues derived from the complex Dewey Loeffel Toxic Landfill (Mead Road - Nassau ~ contains approximately 46,000 tons of hazardous chemicals ~ various mixtures of VOCs~PCBs). Please feel free to join us for any concerns or questions you may have and for updates on this unfortunate legacy. Contact us at: UNCAGED, P.O. Box 114, East Schodack, New York 12063 or UNCAGEDDLL@aol.com ~Submitted by, Pam Lever - (Cofounder UNCAGED)

LOCAL CONGREGATION PLANS BLESSING OF ANIMALS Blooming Grove Reformed Church will host a “Blessing of the Animals” gathering on Sunday, October 2nd, at 11:30AM. The brief gathering will include a prayer and a time for blessing each animal. Everyone is welcome to bring their pets. This will be the third year that the congregation has hosted a time for people to gather with their animals. It is held in anticipation of the feast of Francis of Assisi (4 October), who was known, among other things for his care for animals and the environment. “More and more, science shows us what faith has told us all along: that our well-being is intrinsically linked to the well-being of our planet and its creatures. This is especially true of our pets, the animals we live with,” says the Rev. James Hart Brumm, pastor at Blooming Grove and officiant for the annual celebration. “It is natural for us to want to pray for them, and important for us to remind ourselves of our place in the created order.” The “Blessing of the Animals” will be held outside, weather permitting, at the congregation’s barrier-free facility, behind the CDTA Park & Ride off Route 4 in DeFreestville.


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OPEN HOUSE AT MOUNTAIN VIEW VOL. FIRE CO. The Mountain View Volunteer Fire Company will hold their 2nd Annual Open House “Learning Today for a Safer Tomorrow” on October 2nd from 11AM to 2PM. Come join us for a day of fun and learning. Food and drinks will be provided. Fun, prizes and activities for Children & Adults.

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We're Not Just For Emergencies!! Primary Patients Welcome FALL THRIFT SALE The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush will be having their Fall Thrift Sale on Friday, September 30th, from 5PM - 8PM; and Saturday, October 1st, from 9AM - 1PM. Saturday is “bag day”. Along with a snack bar, there will be a variety of items from household, tools to clothing. The First United Methodist Church is located on Gilligan Road, off of 9 & 20 in East Greenbush.

HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE PRESENTS ARSENIC AND OLD LACE The Highlight Acting Troupe is rehearsing for Arsenic and Old Lace written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Ron LeVan. The cast includes Lucy Breyer as Abby Brewster, Gloria Visconti as Martha Brewster, A.J. Printsky as Mortimer Brewster, Mark Strock as Teddy Brewster and Mark Simpson as Jonathan Brewster. Also included in the cast is Alan Angelo as Dr. Einstein, Rebecca Hoffay as Elaine Harper, Joe Kelly as Rev. Harper, Joe Albert as Mr. Witherspoon, Ken Ryer as Officer O’Hara, Gordon Kownack as Lt. Rooney, Jesse Braverman as Officer Brophy and Joseph Fleuriot as Officer Klein. The performance dates are Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 pm and Oct. 16, 23 at 2 pm. Performances will take place at the Brunswick Grange, corner of Rt. 7 and Rt. 142. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For reservations, call Chris as 663-0007.

DEEP STACK HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT The Averill Park/Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a Deep Stack Hold’em Tournament with Bounty on Saturday, September 24th, at 1PM; doors open at noon. $125 buy-in; limited to 100 players. ($25 donation w/ FREE Bounty Chip) Prize Pool for special tournament: $15,000.00; !!! $20,000 in Chips !!! NO RE-BUYS and NO ADD-ONS. Doors open at noon at the Firehouse. Free Lunch and refreshments Grilled Hamburgers with all the Fixin’s. Reservations preferred and walk-ins accommodated. Call Ron Berti at 674-8363 or email at rberti@nycap.rr.com. Poker Schedule for Averill Park Sand Lake Fire Dept: Saturdays 2011 - Sept. 24th; Oct. 22nd; Nov. 19th; Dec. 17th; Saturdays 2012 - Jan. 28th; Feb 18th; March 24th; April 14th and May 12th.

GRAND OPENING OF CEO’S FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Human service center will meet needs of low-income families The ribbon cutting on September 9, 2011 officially opened the CEO Southern Rensselaer County Family Resource Center to the community. Community, local, state, and federal partners attended the grand opening ceremony at 24 New Road, Nassau, NY. The center, which created nearly 175 on-site jobs during the construction phase, will bring an estimated 15 jobs to the area; provide educational services to 47 children through Head Start and Early Head Start and provide support services to an estimated 1,300 individuals annually. “In the current economic climate, Community Action is needed more than ever to ensure that all individuals, children, and families have equal access to support to promote selfsufficiency and stability,” stated Karen E. Gordon, Executive Director of CEO. In attendance at this celebration were Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association; NYS Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin; Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino; Schodack Town Supervisor Dennis Dowds; Nassau Town Supervisor David Fleming; and Joyce Thomas, Regional Administrator for the Administration for Children and Families in Region II, among others. “With the opening of the Southern Rensselaer County Family Resource Center, hundreds of Rensselaer County families will have improved access to Head Start, Early Head Start and all of CEO’s services,” Joyce Thomas shared. For more information, visit www.ceo-cap.org.

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NORTH GREENBUSH DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE ENDORSEMENTS FOR 2011 The North Greenbush Democratic Committee has announced its endorsement of a slate of Democrats for this fall’s town elections. Chairman Dan Ashley said the slate reflects the Democratic Committee’s commitment to providing people a choice between candidates on elections day as a means of preserving our two party system. The Committee endorsed Charles B. Smith for Supervisor, along with former Councilman Ernest Kern and Andria Fisher for Town Council. The committee also endorsed Michael Derevlany for Receiver of Taxes to replace the retiring Kyran Devery. Mr. Derevlany holds an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University and a J.D. Degree from PACE University. Rounding out the endorsements is Highway Superintendent Mark Premo who also serves as the Deputy Supervisor. “Our candidates are committed to progress in North Greenbush while shining the light of openness on the business of town government”, stated Ashley. Once elected, all town board meetings will again be broadcast on cable TV Public Access so people can see and hear their town board in action from the comfort of their homes. In addition, the candidates are committed to see action on the construction of the I-90 Connector to relieve the long commutes we are experiencing and to promote economic development along the corridor and the RPI Tech Park. The Democratic Committee also endorsed Ray Elliott and Tom Breslin for State Supreme Court, Gary Gordon for Sheriff and Richard McNally for District Attorney. ~Dan Ashley, Chairman

Strong and proud! The 6th grade class poses for a picture with their teacher, Mr. Camenga, while Principal Ms. Holland looks on. The halls of Sacred Heart School were filled as cheerful students. Pre-kindergarten through 6th grade began a new school year. A special school assembly was held and both students and faculty were given a blessing by Pastor Emeritus Fr. James Vaughan.

IN THE JOY OF SERVING On Sunday, September 25, 2011, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will concentrate on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christians at Philippi and believers everywhere. The sermon, based on Philippians 2:1-13, and titled “In the Joy of Serving,” will define the mind of Christ that we are to seek in carrying out the role of servanthood, He carried out. Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will refer to the specifics of a model of new possibilities that God sets before his children in serving others as outlined by Paul in his letter. The Nassau Reformed Church worships at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church-School-Building, 43 Church Street, (Route 20,) one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. Christian Education begins with a “Ministry with the Young” in the sanctuary before adjourning to class. In the sermon for young folk Pastor will talk about faithfulness in our service to God and to others, based on Matthew 21:28-32. All boys and girls wanting to learn about the love of Jesus are invited to join in our program for the young. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the corner of Church Street and Route 9J, approximately one-half mile south of the only traffic light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant. Young folk are welcome in worship; and following the children’s message, titled “Faithfulness in our Service,” they are encouraged to engage in self-study activities to support the message shared by Pastor.

WALL SCULPTURE RAFFLE: Local artist Jami Gras’ donated 8"x10" hanging wall sculpture to the winner of the drawing Saturday, October 1, at 3pm (conclusion of the Fall Book & Bake Sale). THE CIVIL WAR: View the Sand Lake Bicentennial Committee’s exhibit in our display case in connection with 150th anniversary and the encampment October 1-2 in Butler Park. THANK YOU: To Helen Bezjian, Danforth H. Chriss, Jr., Marilyn & Don Edmans, Thomasine & John Rappold, and Cathy & Will Welling for their support. STORY TIME RESUMES: 11:15am Thursday, September 22. Wii SPORTS FOR SENIORS: 11am Tuesday, Sept 27, or 1:30pm Wednesday, Sept. 28. Bring your friends and enjoy low-key exercise. FALL BOOK & BAKE SALE: Begins 11am Saturday, October 1. WINTER HOURS: Resume Sunday, October 2, with the library open 1-4pm. TOUR IRELAND: For details of this March 21-28 trip, visit noreenyost.com or pick up a brochure at the front desk. The deadline to make a deposit is Monday, October 10. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am4pm. Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 674-5050. Web: sandlaketownlibrary.org

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The long awaited construction of the Couse Corners roundabout began this July with great hopes of completion by the fall. Our town people worked diligently with consultants and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to assure a smooth transition from the existing roadway layout to the new roundabout. We have just concluded meeting with National Grid, Verizon, DOT and the contractor to review the schedule and progress to date. Unfortunately, due to Verizon’s labor strike, hurricane Irene, and generally poor weather conditions the past month, the utilities have been required to divert their work forced to people throughout the northeast who are in dire need of services and have no power or phone service. These delays by Verizon and National Grid have pushed the completion date to a point that we will incur cold weather and freezing temperatures, preventing the placement of blacktop on the roundabout. We have come to a mutual decision that it is best for the project to be placed on hold until April of 2012 whereby the new completion date will be June 1, 2012. Work on the project will continue into November, but the current layout of the intersection will remain the same through the winter months. We ask that you all please bear with us as our neighbors are dealing with much more pressing issues than the Town of East Greenbush. ~Rick McCabe, Town of East Greenbush Supervisor

POESTENKILL REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES Poestenkill Republican Committee is proud to announce its slate of candidates for Town office. They are: Dominic Jacangelo for Town Supervisor, Susan Horton for Town Clerk, Toby Chadwick for Town Highway Superintendent, Greg Kronau for Town Justice, and Gail Bentley and Tom Slavin for Town Council . All the candidates are returning office holders. The Republican candidates are honored to have also received the endorsement of the Conservative and Independence parties and will also appear on their tickets.

RUMMAGE SALE The annual fall “Clothing O n l y ” Rummage Sale will be held at the Church of the Covenant (The round church in the center of Averill Park) on Thursday, October 6th, from 6 - 9 p.m.; and on Friday, October 7th, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a $3.00 bag sale on Friday from 5 - 7. All kinds of clothing for all members of the family will be available. This includes accessories such as pocketbooks, scarves, gloves, mittens, hats, and shoes. We will also accept bedding, towels, fabric and sewing notions. Donations will be accepted in the Social Hall starting on Sunday, Oct. 2nd, after the church service. Please remember, we can not accept anything after 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 6th.

FLU CLINIC The Rensselaer Senior Center located at East and Herrick St. in Rensselaer will hold a Flu Clinic on Tuesday, October 4th, from 10AM to 12noon. Registration is required. For more information, or to sign up, please contact 463-2166.

EGCSD STUDENTS EARN WISE BLUE STAR SCHOOL STATUS East Greenbush Central School District’s Columbia High School 2010-2011 Financial Life Skills class was recently awarded the WISE (Working in Support of Education) Blue Star School designation. The students earned the award for their exceptional performance on the 2011 Financial Literacy Certification Test. The test, administered nationally, was taken by the District’s Financial Decision Making class in May 2011. The exam’s topics included: banking and financial systems, investments, credit, identity theft, insurance, and retirement planning. According to Columbia High School’s Business Education teacher Tracy Farrell, “I am very proud to have the opportunity to offer this program and testing to our students. This award proves that we have been providing a strong curriculum for career and life readiness.” WISE spokesperson David Anderson stated, “We are truly proud of your students’ accomplishment. We are equally proud of the teachers in your school who helped them become Certified Financially Literate. Because of your dedicated and tireless commitment, you have given them vital knowledge about their personal finance. You have also provided them with the tools they need to become financially capable young adults.” Columbia High School will be presented with the Blue Star Banner award in November at the WISE annual MoneyPower Conference for Financial Literacy.

I am running for reelection for Nassau Town Councilman so I can continue to work on the many important projects that are crucial for a healthy and vibrant town. I have a unique vantage point of knowing how the town actually .functions; day to day and year to year. I have fought hard to protect our town and I have worked diligently on many major issues. Over the past 6 years, first as Supervisor and then as a Town Councilman, I have worked on developing the comprehensive plan and zoning law. I secured engineering funding for the Burden Lake sewer project and lobbied to get the Dewey Leoffel toxic waste site listed with the Federal Superfund. I have carefully reviewed budgets and expenditures to make sure we have a responsible budget. Being a board member means more than just showing up to vote at a Board meeting. A Councilman should be selfmotivated, take responsibilities for important projects, and bring the voice of the people to the table. As I have done since taking office, I continue to represent the citizens of Nassau in a non-partisan fashion and I encourage our citizens to be active in their town government. While some board members would rather rubber-stamp what is handed to them so they can get back home quickly, I take the time to do the work, make an informed decision, and be sure that proper procedures are followed. It has been a pleasure and honor to serve in local government for the past 6 years and I look forward to serving the great town of Nassau for another four years. I would sincerely appreciate your continued support so we can continue to move forward together. Ray Seney Paid Advertisement

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East Greenbush Central School District’s student leaders at Columbia High School worked together and prepared a “Never Forget” tribute ceremony that paid honor to the victims and the first responders of September 11, 2001. In addition, they paid a special tribute to the members of our armed services and the school community’s fire department, police department, and rescue squad. The ceremony was also attended by local dignitaries and Columbia’s senior class - most of whom were only 8 years old when 9-11 occurred. East Greenbush Town Supervisor, Richard McCabe, addressed the audience-comprised mostly of Columbia High School seniors and honored guests. He talked about seeing the people in New York City running away from the Twin Towers all covered in soot - they were indistinguishable. On television that day, and the days to follow, he saw story after story of people whose only concern was to save their fellow human beings. He saw the survivors helping strangers. He saw the first responders risking their lives. Addressing the students directly, Mr. McCabe said, “You are E.G. SATURDAY IN THE PARK the future. Never forget the importance in helping each other.” Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Angela Nagle, shared how the FALL FESTIVAL events of 9-11 effected her and her immediate family directly. The Town of East Greenbush & The Community & Recreation She discussed the importance of communities working together, Department will host Saturday in the Park Fall Festival on especially in times of crisis. She stated, “We, as a school Saturday, October 1st, from 11AM to 3PM at Onderdonk community, must also remember our first responders - our fire Memorial & Hampton Manor Park. Bouncy Bounce, Crafts, Music, department, our police department, our rescue squad, our state Games Food and Raffle. troopers, and our armed forces. These are the people that work, on a daily basis, to keep us safe and we should thank them, at every opportunity, for their service.” Columbia High School Principal, John Sawchuk, thanked the student leaders for their efforts in creating such a Board-Certified Urologist special ceremony. He Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeon introduced the representatives of each of the branches of the Specializing in the treatment of prostate, kidney and armed services. They were presented with flags bladder cancers, incontinence/pelvic prolapse, erectile purchased by the student dysfunction and pediatric urology. Dr. Gist is an leaders. The District’s police, The da Vinci® fire, and rescue departments experienced surgeon with particular expertise in using were presented certificates of Surgical System, the robotic assisted da Vinci® Surgical System. appreciation for their dedication to the school the lastest community. He is seeing patients at: To view a photo album of the in surgical and Family Medical Group - Northeast Health event, go to the East Greenbush Central School robotics technology, 279 Troy Road (Walmart Plaza), Rensselaer District’s website at: www.egcsd.org. • Weekly events: Thursday Morning Story Hour at 10 AM: Join us for stories and crafts in the library! • The Lounge from 3PM – 5PM. Teens and tweens are invited to play Wii, PS3, watch movies, play games and enjoy some snacks every Friday after school! • Upcoming book discussion: Join us on Tuesday, October 25th, at 7PM to discuss the book Sarah’s Key and enjoy some light refreshments. Check our website to stay informed about library events: www.castletonpubliclibrary.org. The Library is located at 85 South Main Street in Castleton.

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TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT IN WYNANTSKILL Texas Hold’em Tournament for the Wynantskill FD Ladies Auxiliary will be held on October 1st at Mt. View Fire Department, Packer Avenue in Troy. Doors open at 5PM, game starts at 5:30PM. Cost: $40 buy-in; $10 for extra $1,000 chips. Food and refreshments will be available. Contact Kathi Middleton at 229-0450.

PRESENTATION ON EARLY U.S. POSTAL HISTORY The Historical Society of Esquatak invites the public to a presentation on Early U.S. Postal History. George McGowan will speak at The Nassau Reformed Church on September 23rd at 7PM. Refreshments will be served. The Church is located on Route 20 in The Village of Nassau.

RUMMAGE SALE The Broadway United Methodist Church located at 1550 Broadway in Rensselaer will be holding a Rummage Sale on Friday, October 7th, from 2PM to 6PM; and Saturday, October 8th, from 10AM to 4PM.

NYS TAX DEPT. IMPLEMENTS NEW HARDSHIP ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM Economic Hardship Consideration Added To Existing Offer In Compromise Program The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced new reform measures that will improve tax administration on behalf of taxpayers statewide. New eligibility consideration for severe economic hardship will allow the Department to offer more favorable payment terms to taxpayers with overwhelming tax liabilities. The new eligibility factors will be added to the Department’s existing liability settlement program known as the Offer in Compromise Program. “The changes to the Offer in Compromise Program will allow us to provide relief for taxpayers experiencing undue economic hardship,” explained Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox. “The global economic downturn has made it more important than ever for government to provide more flexible payment options while at the same time protecting all taxpayers with a common sense approach to settling outstanding debt that may otherwise go unpaid.” Prior to the changes, the Offer in Compromise Program limited the Department to accepting settlement offers due to insolvency or bankruptcy. Now, the Department can consider other factors that may make it unduly burdensome for a taxpayer to pay a liability in full. These factors could include extraordinary individual or family health care costs, or unemployment. Each case will be carefully analyzed so that all taxpayers are protected. No settlement will be accepted that could decrease overall compliance or that would be counter to the best interests of the State. “In many cases it is in the State’s best interest to settle with a taxpayer experiencing financial hardship,” said Commissioner Mattox. “For example, if paying the entire liability means a taxpayer will lose his or her home to foreclosure, it’s clearly in the best interest of the State, as well as the taxpayer, to agree to some form of settlement alternative.” The Department will also implement a fixed twenty year statute of limitations. Delinquent debt collection rates decrease over time, and debt of an age older than twenty years is typically uncollectible. Taxpayers who want more information about the Offer in Compromise Program can visit the Department of Taxation and Finance’s website at <www.tax.ny.gov> or call 518.457.5434.


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ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Parents and Guardians of Algonquin Middle School Students: Please join us for our annual Open House, scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. At the Open House, you will be able to meet your students’ teachers and to learn more about our school’s instructional program and extracurricular opportunities. That evening the Algonquin Parent Organization will also be sponsoring a book fair. We hope that you can join us for this exciting event.

RENSS. NORTHEND NEIGHBOR. MEETING The City of Rensselaer Northend Neighborhood meeting for September is cancelled. Our next meeting will be held on October 13 at 7:00pm at the Northend Firehouse Community Room.

HEROES AMONG US Letter to the Editor: As a grandmother of teenagers, I was especially touched by the article in the September 9th Times Union. It was an article about 3 teens who were rescued from a flooding creek on September 7th. One boy was able to get help quickly and Thank God for the Coeymans Hollow Volunteer Fire Department and their EMS Squad for averting what could have been a tragedy. The Squad Captain was in the exact place at the right time and was able to rescue these kids. Once again, our first responders came through! Looking for heroes? We don’t need to look too far. They are right here among us; our family, friends and neighbors. On this day, so close to the 9/11 Anniversary, lets say a prayer for all first responders and our U.S. Troops everywhere. They are our angels and true Heroes. God Bless them all! ~Thankfully, Irene Williams - East Greenbush

L-R: Alec Petalas, 12 (keyboard), Tony Tirino, 13 (drummer), Justin Dessureau, 13 (lead vocal), Jimmy Bauer, 14 (guitar) and Elliot Brock, 13 (bass) Local rock band, “Time Machine” placed second in the Battle of the Teen Bands at the Altamont Fair. The Battle of the Teen Bands was a three day event that started with 19 bands in the competition. The judges narrowed it down to 8 bands after the first day and 5 bands played in the finals. Time Machine was the youngest band to compete and they finished in second place missing the top spot by only 2 points on the 4 judges score cards. Time Machine performed, “Working Man” by Rush, “Livin’ After Midnight” by Judas Priest and “It’s Not My Time” by Three Doors Down. They had a very busy summer performing at many parties and events, two of which were held at Appletini’s and Jillian’s in Albany. The event they are most proud of participating in was the benefit concert at Columbia High School for Columbia graduate, Laura Casellini and her family. “Time Machine” and two other EGCSD teen bands (“Cass & Emma” and “Famous Last Words”) helped raise over $3,000 for Columbia graduate, Laura Casellini and her family. Time Machine’s Battle of the Teen Bands performance and Laura’s benefit video piece can be viewed on YouTube by entering in “Time Machine East Greenbush” in YouTube’s search engine.

BACK2SCHOOL COFFEEHOUSE First United Methodist Church will host a Back2School Coffeehouse on Friday, September 23rd, at 7PM. Often called the best entertainment deal around you will enjoy great music and humor by many performers. We end the evening with an audience sing-a-long. Join this opportunity for the entire family to share in the fun. This is our first coffeehouse of the new season and we expect it to be one of the best ever! Oh, there will also be desserts and snacks to munch on. Never a cover charge, we do take a free will donation which will be applied to charitable work in our area. This month we are collecting for the Regional Food Bank. Mark your calendar to come to First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, E. Greenbush, and bring a friend. 477-9693.

GARAGE & BOOK SALE TO BENEFIT PETS Pet Care Community Volunteers will hold a Garage & Book Sale to Benefit Pets on September 24th at Karens Kreations, 381 Saratoga Street, Cohoes. Donations to sell welcome.

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EGCSD STUDENTS EARNS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SEMI-FINALIST The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has named East Greenbush Central School District Columbia High School seniors Royce Duda and Jacob Isenhart as Semi-Finalists in the 2012 Merit Scholarship competition. The Semi-Finalist talent pool is designated on a state representational basis, and the number of Semi-Finalists in each state is proportional to its percentage of the national total graduating seniors. To date, only 16,000 students, nationwide, have received this honor. National Semi-Finalists have earned the highest score in their Verbal and Math PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Scores out of more than 1.2 million program entrants. Their qualifying test scores allow them to continue in the competition for one of the 8,000 Merit Scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2012. The next step for Duda and Isenhart will be to fulfill requirements to advance to Finalist standing. To become a Finalist, SemiFinalists must have an outstanding high school academic record, be endorsed and recommended by their school principal, and submit SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. In addition, both students, and a school official, are required to submit a detailed scholarship application, which must also include each student’s self-descriptive essay, and a detailed outline of their participation and leadership in school and community activities. Merit Program Director of Educational Services, Else-Britt De Long, stated, “Recognition of academically talented students and of the key role played by schools in their development is essential to the pursuit of educational excellence in our nation. We hope the recognition received by these able students will encourage them to take advantage of their opportunities for higher education and to diligently pursue their professional goals. The nation will benefit from the full development of this valuable intellectual resource.”

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OLD DALEY INN CHICKEN BARBECUE The Village Preschool located at 127 Bloomingrove in Troy will sponsor an Old Daley Inn Barbecue Company Chicken Barbecue on Friday, September 23, 2011, from 2PM to 6PM. “Take Out Dinner Only” car side service available. MEAL INCLUDES: Old Daley Inn Barbecued Half - Chicken, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Roll, Butter and Dessert. Prices: $10.00 each in advance and $12 at the door. Call 283-4921 to reserve your dinners or email us at raye@coleda.com.

TURKEY SUPPER Zion’s United Church of Christ, 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, NY will be serving a Roast Turkey Dinner on Saturday, September 24th, 2011, in the church hall. Servings will be at 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30. Come and enjoy a “Family Style” all you care to eat turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, rolls and butter and a dessert; there will be a choice of lemonade, iced tea, milk or coffee for beverage. The cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children (ages 512) and under 5 yrs free. For reservations, call Barbara Boughton at cell phone 9560096 or email Barbboughton@nycap.rr.com or Diane Hoffman at 674-2746. If no answer, please leave your name & number on answering machine and you’ll be called back. All reservations need to be confirmed if left on answering machine.

INTL. FOOD FEST./CRAFT FAIR St. Jude the Apostle Church is holding their 6th Annual Fall Family International Food Festival and Craft Fair on Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 43 Brookside Avenue, Wynantskill, New York (phone number – 518-283-1162). Come sample food from around the world; Super Raffle (for a chance to win $10,000); a Chinese auction; children’s games and activities; a craft fair; and live entertainment.

ZITI & MEATBALL DINNER The Ladies Auxiliary of the Community Hose Fire Company located at 64 Sherwood Avenue in Rensselaer will host an All-YouCan-Eat Ziti & Meatball Dinner on Friday, September 30th, from 4PM to 7PM; Eat-in or Take-out. Cost: $8/Adults, $7/ Seniors, $5/Children 12 and under and Children 3 and under are free. Delivery is available — Orders may be placed in advance by contacting either Joan at 4492271 or Sandie at 272-1275 or on the day of the event by calling 462-2922. No delivery orders will be accepted after 6PM.

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AP WARRIOR APPLEBEE’S PANCAKE BREAKFAST Come out and support the Averill Park Boy’s basketball program on Sunday, October 2nd, as they host breakfast at Applebee’s! Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased in advance from one of the boys or at the door that day. Breakfast including pancakes and bacon will be served from 8AM until 10AM that morning. Thank you for your support!

CHICKEN BBQ The Petersburg Methodist Church, located on 12 Head of Lane in Petersburg will hold a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 24th. Meal will be half of Chicken, Mac. Salad, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls, Coffee, Soda and Cake. Tickets are $10 each - Serving 4 to 7PM; Eat-in or take-out. For more information, call 2835397.

PIG ROAST, CHINESE AUCTION & ZUMBA-Q Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau will hold a Pig Roast, Chinese Auction and ZumbaQ on Saturday, September 24th from 12noon to 3PM. Cost is $30 for the day and includes: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Clams - Dinner at 5PM - Pig Roast, Salads, Baked Potatoes, Clams, Desserts and Beverages. 50/ 50, Music, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Mini Zumba Dance and much more! For more information or tickets, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 766-3970.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IN TROY Join your neighbors on Saturday, September 24th, from 11am to 7pm for great ethnic food, dancing, music, children’s activities, crafts, historical presentations, and cultural displays. • Taste Armenian, Caribbean, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Mexican, and Soul Food specialties, among others in our food court. • Entertainment includes Gospel singers, the Lydia Kulbida Dancers, Karaoke, and a Jazz Tribute to Nick Brignola. Everyone welcome for a fun day outdoors celebrating Troy’s rich diversity. Location: Troy Little Italy Marketplace on Hill Street between Washington St. and Liberty St. Contact: troylittleitaly@ gmail.com; Marion Field at 266-1406

CHICKEN BARBEQUE On Saturday, September 24th, the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken BBQ. The barbeque will be from 4PM to 5:30PM at the church at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy. The menu will be a BBQ chicken half, baked potato, coleslaw, baked beans, dinner roll and a brownie. Cost for the dinner is $10.00, $5.00 for children 5 to 12 years old and there is no charge for dinners for children under the age of 5. Tickets can be purchased at the dinner or by calling 273-6859. Dinners will be available for take-outs. A portion of the proceeds from the BBQ will go to the Hope 7 Food Pantry.

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CHICKEN-N-BISCUIT DINNER Eagle Mills Christian Church (D.O.C.), 1 Maple Ave., Corner of RT 2 & Maple Ave in Troy will host a Chicken-NBiscuit Dinner on September 24th from 4PM to 6:30PM. Kids Back in School, Cooler Temperatures, Football & Comfort Food! Don’t You Just Love Fall?

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ANNUAL CANCER BENEFIT PIZZA NIGHT AT EAST SCHODACK FIRE COMPANY The East Schodack Fire Company will be hosting our annual cancer benefit on Saturday, October 1st. This benefit was started as a way for the members to give back to local organizations that have helped some of our members while battling this terrible disease. Over the past 10 years we have been able to donate over $12,000 to varied organizations that helped directly with our members or their family members while undergoing their battles. Some of the organizations are: New York Oncology Hematology, Camp Bravehart, WH Hole in the Wall, Community Hospice, Make a Wish and Light the Nite. Unfortunately, most people have a family member or close friend that has had to deal with this disease. Please come out and help us support these local organizations that are there for us during the worst of times. All profits form our October Pizza Nite will be donated. We serve fresh made Pizza, Chicken Wings, Mozzarella Sticks, and have a large Salad Bar. Soda is also available or you may bring your own choice of drink. Music entertainment will be supplied by Triskele. You can either Eat-In or do Take-Out between 4-8pm. Please call 479-3366 after 12pm to place your order.

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GREENBUSH GARDEN CLUB TIFFANY WINDOWS, WATERFALLS and 100 MILE VIEW Friends of Oakwood Cemetery presents - TIFFANY WINDOWS, WATERFALLS and a 100 MILE VIEW a Hudson River Valley Ramble event on Saturday, September 24th, from 9:00 - 12:00. Cost is $15.00 per person. Please Register in advance at 1-800-556-6273. See Uncle Sam’s Grave, the Earl Chapel’s Tiffany windows and an impressive 100 mile view of the Hudson River Valley, as well as ponds, waterfalls, striking grave site markers and more. Local historians Michael Barrett and Ned Pratt will introduce you to the amazing beauty and history of Oakwood Cemetery in this 3 hour event. They’re so fascinating you’ll wish it was longer! Part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, the 2 mile walking tour is co-sponsored by the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway. Meet at the bell near the Earl Chapel. Bring water and wear appropriate walking shoes. Oakwood Cemetery in Troy is an active, working, tax-exempt notfor-profit, non-sectarian cemetery located on Oakwood Avenue (Route 40) in Troy. It is the resting place of America’s Uncle Sam (Samuel Wilson), Civil War General George Thomas (the Rock of Chickamauga), Emma Willard, Russell Sage and many other significant Americans. Tours and events are conducted as fundraisers by the Friends of Oakwood Cemetery for the purpose of maintaining the grounds, the Victorian Queen Anne gatehouse, the upper gatehouse, and the historic Gardner Earl Chapel. For more information, see our website at www.oakwoodcemetery.org.

Members & guests are invited to join the Greenbush Garden Club on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 6:30pm at the East Greenbush Library on Community Way in East Greenbush for a presentation by David Gade, Operations Supervisor for the Central Park Rose Garden in Schenectady. David is a member of the Rose Garden Restoration Committee, American Rose Society and the Capital District Rose Society. David is also an ARS consultation rosarian, master rosarian and rose horticulture judge. His program will discuss the history of the Central Park Rose Garden from the creation of the garden in 1959 to the present. If you love Roses, you won’t want to miss this program! ***Look for the Greenbush Garden Club at Saturday In The Park, October 1st at Onderdonk Park, in Hampton Manor, East Greenbush, from 11am to 3pm.*** All our meetings are open to the public and Garden Club membership information will be available. As always, light refreshments will be served. For further information, contact Bernice @ 429-9118 or email @ maxicats6@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page for more information on our upcoming events.

WORLD WAR II OBSERVATION POST The Record reported on October 30, 2008 that on November 8, 2008, the only known WWII Observation Post in NYS, which had been reconstructed, would be rededicated in Petersburgh. Town Supervisor Mason Hubbard said, “In 1939 there was no radar to alert cities to enemy aircraft attacks, so observation posts were manned with people to watch and listen for enemy activity. During the war, the Army Air Force called the posts the ‘eyes and ears of the Air Force’. In early years, observation posts were nothing more than bare hill tops or shacks without any amenities. There were about 16,000 posts throughout the country manned by about 8,000 people.” Where was the Observation Post in Sand Lake? Gail Lennon Booth gave the answer. Gail’s mother Catherine Kilmer Lennon Hynes, third from the right in the picture, was a spotter. This Air Force Observation Corp building was on the corner of Burden Lake Road, House Road and Orient Avenue. A platform for a ceremony is in front of the building and four persons have “front row” spots on the porch. Town Historian Judy Spencer Rowe received her wings and a certificate of Honorable Service on the twenty-ninth day of May 1944. She was fourteen then and now gives a first-hand account of being a spotter in the town of Petersburgh. “A small shed was built on a hill in back of our school. The women and older men manned this Air Observation Post. They reported the flights or a single plane to a center in Albany where they were tracked until they left the section. Later teamed with older women, I learned how to identify and report the planes by telephone to the center in Albany. In time, as more people took jobs in war plants and we grew older, school children manned the post after school 4 – 8 p.m. weekdays and on Sunday. Many years later, I met Mary Parker, one of the volunteers who tracked the planes we reported on a large map table until they left our section.”

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL DAY at Schodack Highway Garage Sept. 24, 2011, 8am-1pm. Must Register Call 518-477-7918 Town Sponsored with Support from DEC

APHS GALAPAGOS ADVENTURE JUNE 22nd - JULY 1st, 2012 Please consider joining us for the trip of a lifetime as we head to Quito Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands! Hiking, snorkeling, observing blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, and marine iguanas are just a few of the activities planned for the 10 day trip. The travel company (Explorica) has now agreed to hold the price until Oct 1st. If interested, please contact Melissa Joslin at APHS. (joslinm@averillpark.k12.ny.us)

CAP. DIST. GENEALOGICAL SOC. MEETING The Capital District Genealogical Society invites you to our monthly meeting on Saturday, September 24th, from 2:30PM to 4PM at the William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie), 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville. TOPIC: Finding a Place of Origin for Your Irish Ancestor Using Resources in the United States. Speaker: Lisa Dougherty - Specialist in Irish Genealogy and National Archives Volunteer Special Interest Group Meetings: German Genealogy at 12:00; Irish Genealogy at 12:30; Computer Group at 1 P.M. - an informal demonstration by one of our members of sites and tips to use on your computer. Please join us! The meeting is free and open to the public. Capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.com

FREE LYME DISEASE AWARENESS EVENT Free Lyme Disease Awareness Event on Thurs., Oct. 13th, 7PM to 9PM. Being held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4363 NY 150,West Sand Lake, next to Rite Aid. Parents, come learn about this disease, signs, symptoms, especially in children. Hosted by a local pediatrician, Dr. Kari Bovenzi, who treats many Lyme affected children. Lyme affects every system of the body, causing fatigue, learning and behavioral issues and more. Contact Heidi Buono at 6745501 for event questions.

“LOVE THY NEIGHBOR” Letter to the Editor: One of the most wonderful things about where we live, is that you and your church are free to discriminate against whomever you wish, for whatever reason you wish. If you and your church do not want to sanctify samesex marriage, you have every right not to do so. But, you do not have the right to demand that our state codify your religious discrimination into secular law. If you are thinking you might wish to live in a place where religious and secular laws are one and the same, I suggest you research life in Iran, or possibly Saudi-Arabia. It is my personal belief that your Bible is nothing more than quaint historical fiction, but since you quoted passages from it, I will do the same. In Matthew 19:19 (and in many other passages) Jesus is reported to have said: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Though I looked hard, I could not find anyone who reported that he followed up this statement with the qualification: “except for homosexuals”. What a concept: Love thy neighbor. We should try it sometime. ~Wayland W. Whitney, Averill Park

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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.

Seton Health Auxiliary will hold its Annual Membership Gathering on Thursday, September 29, 2011, from 4-6 PM. A light supper will be served. The event will be held in the meeting room at: R.P.I. Chapel And Cultural Center, (Christ Sun Of Justice), 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY. For questions, further directions, or to make a reservation, please call Fran Hyde at 271-7030. Door Prizes and Entertainment - Handicapped Accessible Please Come And Bring A Friend!

Join Sand Lake Seniors on October 6th for a Mystery Tour. Relaxing luncheon and fun surprises on this fantastic historic tour. Visit some amazing places that you haven’t seen before. Cost is only $78 for member and $84 for non-members. Registration closes soon! Call Laura at 674-0050.

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CEO TO PROVIDE DISASTER RELIEF SERVICES IN RENSSELAER COUNTY Community Action Agency to Provide Resources to Devastated Communities The Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) announced that it will offer disaster relief services to help provide support to Rensselaer County residents devastated by Hurricane Irene. CEO will provide disaster relief services to the community, including emergency food assistance, clothing, cleaning supplies, appliance replacement, emergency transportation, bed replacement, toiletries, and housing relocation assistance. The agency will also offer case management, counseling, referrals, and linkage to individuals and families. Referrals and linkage will help people get access to the help they desperately need, both through CEO and other agencies. “Times like these illustrate the need for the community to come together, mobilize, and make sure that no one goes without basic needs like food, water, or clothing,” Executive Director Karen E. Gordon shared. “As the Community Action Agency in Rensselaer County, CEO has hit the ground running – assessing the needs in the community and making sure the community is aware that we are here to help, and they are not facing this disaster alone.” CEO is the recipient of CSBG and HEAP funds, assisting the agency with the provision of disaster relief services. For more information, contact Elaine Gerwin at 518.272.6012 ext. 302; egerwin@ceo-cap.org.

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athlete of the week Ben Leffler Scholar Athlete by Megan Keeler

MELVIN ROADS AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL TRYOUT Melvin Roads American Legion baseball will be conducting a try out for talented high school and college players who wish to be considered for the 2012 Melvin Roads American Legion team. The workout session will be conducted on Sunday, September 25th, at 1 PM at Legion Field located at the South end of I-787 next to the St. Rose sports complex. Melvin Roads plays an aggressive 30-35 game schedule while competing in NYS District 3 American Legion. Returning players are requested to attend and participate in the tryout. Players with a birth year of 1993 or sooner are eligible to participate. Contact Marc Peluso, Hudson Valley Assistant Baseball Coach, at 496-7133 with any questions.

FROZEN ASSETS WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM SEEKING PLAYERS Ladies…do you enjoy watching hockey? Have you ever thought…”gee I’d love to do that”??? If so, now’s your chance! Join a fun group of women for skating and hockey skills lead by experienced coaches, Sunday nights beginning October 2, from 7:30 pm – 8:50 pm at Frear Park, just off I-787 in Troy. All levels of experience, abilities, and ages (must be over 21) accepted. Our current members range in age from their mid 20s through their mid 60s, and we compete with other local women’s teams at the Rec. and D-levels. Join us for an enjoyable and exciting way to get in shape and learn a new sport! Please contact Renee at Frachioni@nycap.rr.com or 961-0283 for more information. Hope to see you on the ice!

Sports Photo Andy of the Week by Flanagan “Averill Park senior Rachel Wells and junior Alex Madsen block a shot from Catholic Central players last Monday at APHS”. AP went on to win this match!

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Dedication is the middle name of this week’s Athlete of the Week; Ben Leffler is a senior at Averill Park High School. Nominated by the head football coach, Coach Gobel, Leffler has a 92 GPA and is a great athlete. “He is out on injury right now, but we really miss him on the field. The other boys that are playing his position are doing a great job as well, but we really do miss him out there,” says Gobel. Ben is a very dedicated scholar athlete. He works really hard in the off season to become faster and stronger. This is Leffler’s fifth year playing football and it is his second year on varsity. He plays offensive guard and defensive end; he is a starter in both positions. His favorite part about the game is being able to work with all his teammates on the field. This year Ben is taking Advanced Placement Biology, Economics, Participation in Government, Statistics, Cinema and Literature, and Engineering Design and Development. He is a serious student who works as hard on the field as he does in the classroom. He says that his parents have always inspired him and encouraged him to push himself to succeed on the field and in the classroom. He would like to thank them and all of his coaches for their help and motivation both on and off the field. In his spare time, Leffler enjoys lifting weights and getting stronger. He also likes just relaxing in general. He likes weightlifting so much that he plans on going to college and becoming a strength and conditioning coach. He would also really like to continue playing football in college. “He really is a very hard working kid,” says Gobel. This season, Leffler’s goal is to go as far as his team can and just have fun playing football with his teammates. Leffler is a quiet kid who brings a loud presence to the field. For him, it is nice and an honor to be recognized for his hard work on the football field, in the weight room, and in the classroom. We wish Ben and the rest of the Averill Park Varsity football team the best of luck in the remainder of their season.

CLASSIE LASSIE SEMI ANNUAL BOARD/ PARENT MEETING Please join us on 10/6/2011 at 7:00 pm at the Lakeview Restaurant in Averill Park for the Semi Annual Parent/Board meeting. All Parents of current or future Classie Lassie players are encouraged to attend. This meeting gives the public an opportunity to discuss any suggestions or comments with the Classie Lassie Board. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or board member should also attend.

DEVIL CAT 10U BASEBALL TEAM TRYOUTS Devil Cat 10U tryouts for the 2012 baseball season will be held on October 2nd at 10am. The location for the tryout will be Twin Town Little League on Williams Rd. Contact Eric Brown 518-225-2208 or empirenrg1@yahoo.com for more info.

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SYRACUSE UNIV. SOFTBALL COACHES COMING TO MAPLE HILL FOR CLINICS Associate Head Coach Wally King and Assistant Coach Mike Bosch of the Syracuse University softball program will be coming to Maple Hill High School to put on two clinics on Saturday, October 1st. The clinics are open to both players and coaches. One clinic will be for players in grades 4-8 and run from 10:30am to 1:30pm. The other clinic will be for players in grades 9- 12 and run from 2pm-5pm. The cost is $45 for the first player, $35 for siblings and $25 for coaches. All proceeds will support “DiamondStrong” a project to undertake needed improvements on the Maple Hill Varsity softball field. For more information visit: www.DiamondStrong.com or contact us at 518-956-3866.

GUN HUNTER ED. TRAINING Gun Hunter Education course held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc, 531 Synders Lake Road in Wynantskill on Friday, September 30th, from 7 to 11PM; and on Sunday, October 2nd, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Pre-registration is required! Pre-registration will be held at the BMFGC every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30PM until the class is full. Class size is limited and based on first-come, first-served basis. Pre-register early to be sure of a class slot. (518) 286-9620.

SACRED HEART OF CASTLETON CYO BASKETBALL REGISTRATION Sacred Heart of Castleton CYO Basketball is now accepting registrations for Basketball and Cheerleading ONLINE! You can log into our web site at :http:// www.sacredheartcyobasketball.org/ and go to the Sports sign up link. You must create an account, and you can then register and pay for your child’s registration fees. You can also purchase season passes to all home games on this site. We only accept credit cards for online registration fees - No checks will be accepted. Online registrations will only be accepted until September 30, so don’t wait until the last minute. We will also hold a one time in person registration at the Maple Hill Middle School in the hallway on Wednesday, September 21st, from 3:30 PM to 6 PM. This is for people who do not have access to the internet, or who wish to pay with cash or check. Forms will be available at the site. This will be the only in person registration session. If your child is not registered by Sept 30, he or she will be put on a waiting list, and may not be guaranteed a spot on a team, so make sure you register early. Any questions can be directed to Seth Hendrick at 732-2943.

3-D BOW SHOOT IN NASSAU The Nassau Sportsman Club will hold a 3-D Bow Shoot on Sunday, September 25th, from 8AM to 2PM at the Club Range, Boyce Road in Nassau. New Course with 30 Targets! N.E.B.A. scoring rules and prices apply. Cost: Adults/$10, Youth 13-15/$5 and Cub’s 12-under are Free. Refreshments available after $. Bring a friend and make it a challenge!! Come shoot our 16 new targets in the new 30 target course and you could win a new bow. Jim Huskie 518-505-5320; Club 518-766-2680.

AVERILL PARK YOUTH BASKETBALL TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS Averill Park Youth Basketball travel team tryouts are scheduled. Tryouts are for 5th - 8th grade boys and girls trying out for the APYB Capital District and CYO teams. All tryouts will be in the Averill Park school gyms. Informational meeting and sign-ups for the 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls travel teams is scheduled for October 5th in the AMS Auditorium. Averill Park Youth Basketball Travel Team Tryout Schedule:

Please direct any questions on travel teams to Eric McCart at 330-5488 or Rachel Bornn at 3122325. Visit apyouthbasketball.org for updated information and registration forms.


2nd ANNUAL WITKO CUP SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT The East Greenbush Girls Softball League and the East Greenbush Police Benevolent Association are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Witko Cup - A Softball tournament in Memory of Officer Edward L. Witko #29. The Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 24th. Registration is at 7:30AM. Opening ceremonies will be held at 8AM at the EGGSL on Gilligan Road in East Greenbush. A Dinner Buffet begins at 7PM at EGFD Pavilion at 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush. Additional meal coups can be purchased for a cost of $10 per adult and $5 per child over 12. On Sunday, September 25th, game play begins at 9AM. Trophy Presentation at conclusion of play at EGGSL. No team spots will be held without registration form and fee. Entrance Fee: $325 per team and includes tee-shirt and dinner buffet for first 12 players. Additional players will be $20 pp. Proceeds to benefit the Families of Fallen Officers and Families of the EGGSL in their times of need. For more information, please contact Officer Elaine Rudzinski-Miano at emrudzinski@aol.com of 518-378-4448.

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3rd ANNUAL CONROY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT Join us for the 3rd Annual Conroy Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:30 pm Shotgun Start at Frear Park Golf Course in Troy. Four Person Scramble - Lunch, Pig Roast Dinner, Prizes, Raffles and more. For further information, contact Jim Roarke at: jlroark@nycap.rr.com, 7857555 ext 12 or visit Frear Park Conservancy website: www.frearparkconservancy.org. Hosted by the Frear Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving Frear Park and preserving its historical integrity, to revive and maintain the park’s history, beauty and recreational value.

MAPLE HILL FALL SPORTS WEEKEND BOTTLE DRIVE We need your empties! Please donate your recyclable bottles and cans to help support “Diamond Strong” a project to undertake needed improvements at the Maple Hill High School softball field. The collection will take place as part of Maple Hill’s Fall Sports Weekend. Look for us at Maple Hill High School from 8am to 3pm. For more information on “Diamond Strong” visit: www.diamondstrong.com

AMANDA’S JOURNEY FOUNDATION PLANS THIRD ANNUAL WALK On September 24th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Amanda’s Journey Foundation will present the Third Annual Walk for Mito Awareness at the Crossings of Colonie, (Albany Shaker Rd). The purpose of the walk is to raise funds for the non-profit Amanda’s Journey Foundation and to raise awareness of diseases of the Mitochondria, genetic disorders that can often be fatal. The foundation is named after a Rensselaer County girl whose courageous fight against Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome inspired all those who knew her. After her daughter’s passing, Jacki Perrotta became a volunteer representative for the United Mitochrondrial Disease Foundation, the nation’s premier “Mito” organization. In June, she and two A.J.F. volunteers traveled to the national Mitochondrial Disease Conference in Illinois where Amanda’s name was well known, and her fans were legion. It was more proof that a determined teen with a computer, a pen, and a fiercely positive could change lives; even the lives of those she never met. To support the Amanda’s Journey Foundation or register to walk on September 24th, please visit www.amandasjourney.org. Contact them at amandasjourney08@gmail.com. The Amanda’s Journey Foundation is also on Facebook.

Nominations for OFFICERS of the LEAGUE and for Members of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS should be made in writing or e-mail to the NOMINATING COMMITTEE of the EGGSL prior to September 24, 2011. Please submit your nomination in writing to EGGSL, P.O. Box 52, East Greenbush, NY 12061 or an email may be sent toNominations@egsoftball.org. You can find a list of positions by going to the www.egsoftball.org website. Please provide name, address, phone, e-mail and the position you are interested in. The Annual Election Meeting will be held on October 15, 2011 at 7:00 in the EGGSL clubhouse. You will need to be present at that time.

WALKERS AND PLEDGES NEEDED FOR 2011 CAPITAL REGION AIDS WALK Troy Area United Ministries and the Troy Damien Center are looking for walkers and pledges for the 2011 Capital Region AIDS Walk to be held this year on Saturday, September 24th. This is a major fundraiser for the Troy Damien Center. The center provides social, educational and support opportunities for people and families affected by HIV/AIDS. The center also provides meals, three times a week for clients at the Troy Area United Ministries office, located at 392 Second Street in Troy.

ZUMBA FITNESS PROGRAM The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Zumba Fitness classes on Mondays, September 19th – October 24th at 6PM. Come for one hour of fun, aerobic dancing. Burn calories and sculpt your body to exciting international rhythms. This class will be taught by a certified Zumba instructor. This program is free and open to the public. You may register for one class or all six. Please make reservations by calling the library at 235-5310. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy.

RENSSELAER CITY TEXAN’S 2nd ANNUAL LINE DANCE The City Texan’s were founded in 2010 in an effort to raise funds for “Susan G. Komen”. All proceeds raised go to breast cancer research. City Texan’s, a local organization founded to honor Amy Hulett, a Rensselaer native who now resides in Texas, who is currently fighting this terrible disease. The City Texan’s held their first line dance in the fall of 2010. It was a major success. The donation goal was not only reached, but doubled!! This year, on Sunday, September 25th, the City Texan’s will be holding their 2nd Annual Line Dance. The line dance begins promptly at 1:30 and will last the duration of the song “The Electric Slide”. The Line Dance will begin on Broadway in Rensselaer between 3rd Avenue and Partition Street and continue on to....wherever the line ends! Registration begins at 12 noon. Festivities and vendors will be at Riverfront Park throughout the day to commemorate the event from 12 noon until 5PM. Please visit www.CITYTEXANS.com to Register.

RENSSELAER POP WARNER FOOTBALL GOLF OUTING FUNDRAISER On Monday, October 10, 2011 (Columbus Day Holiday), Rensselaer Pop Warner Football will hold its 23rd Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser. This is the major fundraiser for Rensselaer Pop Warner Football! The outing will be held at the Sycamore Country Club, located on Route 143, Ravena, NY. We will start the day at 8:00 AM with registration, Breakfast, and driving range warm ups. A “shotgun” start will commence at 9:00 AM, and the format will be a four person Scramble. There will be 2 long drive prizes and 2 closest to the pin prizes. There will be raffles for other prizes throughout the day, including “A very special Grand Prize.” After Golf; we will be treated to a Seafood Linguine AND Prime Rib dinner with all the trimmings. The total price for this great package is only $90!!!!!!!! If you would like to sign up, or would like some more information, please contact Seth Hendrick at 732-2943, or E-mail Seth at shendric@nycap.rr.com or Bryan Leahey at 434-6160 or Email at Bryan.Leahey@yahoo.com. We are also selling Tee box advertising and Corporate Sponsors for the fundraiser and are accepting any gift as a prize for the raffles. Please support the Rensselaer Pop Warner Football program by playing golf, or by a donation. The Rensselaer Pop Warner Football Program is also celebrating 38 years of service to the City of Rensselaer’s Youth. We would like to thank you all for your continued support for the last 38 years and hopefully for 30 more! ~Seth Hendrick, Golf Chairperson

BOW HUNTER ED. TRAINING Bow Hunter Education course held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc, 531 Synders Lake Road in Wynantskill on Sunday, September 25, 2011, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Pre-registration is required! Pre-registration will be held at the BMFGC every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30PM until the class is full. Class size is limited and based on first-come, first-served basis. Preregister early to be sure of a class slot. (518) 286-9620.

EAST GREENBUSH FIRE COMPANY 17th ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE Each year for the last 16 years the East Greenbush Fire Company has looked forward to sponsoring our very enjoyable golf outing. This year, our 17th year, will be no exception with a great day planned. The date of the event is Sunday, September 25th, at the Winding Brook Country Club for golf with Checkin beginning at 9AM and tee off at 10PM, lunch will be served at the turn. After a great day of golf at 6PM at the East Greenbush Fire Co. Pavilion, located at 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush, we will be conducting our annual steak bake for all golfers and open to guests. The cost for Golf and Bake is $85 per person; Bake only is $35 per person. WE hope you can join us for a great day once again! As in the past, the event has filled FAST, and is reserved for the first 128 golfers. Unfortunately, last year we turned away over 60 golfers, please get your applications in ASAP. There is no limit for those who wish to attend the Steak Bake only. Also, anyone who would like to sponsor a hole, we still have open holes. Those who wish to attend or have questions should contact Tim Boel at 858-2332 or Mike Benson at 477-7496; also you can contact us at: golfouting@eastgreenbushfire.com.

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Grafton Community Library is presenting a series of introductory knitting classes for beginners. No experience is necessary. This class will have techniques, projects, social networking for knitters, great books and whatever else we can fit in. Together, we will be making dishcloths and a hat in time for holiday giving. Instructor Lynda Holt has twenty-five years of knitting experience. She owns two sheep and is experienced in spinning and using natural dyes to color yarn. Lynda makes her home in Pittstown with her husband, two boys, and her stash of yarn. The group will meet for six Mondays beginning October 17 through November 28, excluding Halloween on October 31. Class time is 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and materials are provided. Class size is limited and participants must be at least ten years old. Preregistration is required either in person or by calling the library at 279-0580. The Grafton Community Library is located at 2455 NY Route 2. This project is made possible in part through a Community Art$ Grant, a program funded by The Arts Center of the Capital Region through the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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St. Paul’s Center will be participating in Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends event on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. The Center is selling 25% discount shopping passes for $5 each. Located in Rensselaer, NY, St. Paul’s Center is an emergency/ transitional housing facility for homeless mothers and their children. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Center’s programs and services. Shopping passes will be available through October 3rd by contacting David Rossetti, Executive Director at drossetti@stpaulscenter.com or 518-434-2910.

CAPP recently took in 16 cats from one individual. These friendly cats—some Manx and some long-haired—are now available for adoption. During September, CAPP’s adult cat adoption fee is only $25! CAPP’s kitten adoption fee is $90. All are FelV/FIV neg., inoculated, wormed, spayed/neutered. Interact with them at Healthy Pet Center, Route 4, N. Greenbush. Stop in and fill out an application for your potential best friend today!

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EVENTS AT GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK The following is a list of events for the fall season at Grafton Lakes State Park: Saturday, September 24th - Foliage Hike. Join us in this tour through the amazing autumn colors on the Rensselaer Plateau. Call (518)279-1155 to register. Free Program offered by Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park. Sunday, September 25th - annual Barge Chaser Canoe and Kayak Race. Registration 9:30am Race starts at 10:30am. Bring a potluck dish to enjoy after the race. Barge Chaser entrée fee $10, per person. Sunday, September 25th – Nature Hike at 2pm. Explore the woods and learn about the wildlife, the landscape, and learn some local history. Fee is $2 per person. Call (518)279-1155 to register. Saturday, October 8th – Trick or Treat Nature Trail at 4:30pm. Ages 5-10 come and trick or treat while enjoying nature at the same time! Fee is $2 per person. Call 658-9144 to confirm. Friday, October 28th – Star watch at GLSP 6:30pm. Join with members of the Albany Area Astronomers and come explore the night sky. Meets at Deerfield. Rain date 9/29. Call 658-9144 to confirm. Free Program. Monday, October 31st – Cemetery Walk and Ghost Stories 6:00pm. Come enjoy a night full of haunting experiences and stories. Come if you dare! Fee is $2 per person. Call 6589144 to confirm. Friday, November 4th – Star Watch at GLSP at 6:30 pm. Join with members of the Albany Area Astronomers and come explore the night sky. Meets at Deerfield. Rain date 11/5. Call 658-9144 to confirm. Free Program. Saturday, November 12th – Full Moon Night Hike 5:30pm. Explore the woods by moonlight and learn about those creatures that are active in the park at night. Fee is $2 per person. Call (518)2791155 to register.

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$590+ 1 BR loft in beautiful converted church, Main Street, Castleton 477-9100 ext 103 $595+ Nassau Village, 1BR + den. 1 parking spot. N/S, N/P. lease, security. 766-3905 $615+ utilities. East Greenbush. 1+ BR. 2nd floor. Off street parking. No pets. 434-1656 $645+, 1 BR, East Greenbush, lease, security, no pets. Available Oct. 15th. 479-0943 $675+ 2 BR, N Grnbush, yard, EG/AP school, laundry, prking, great location, 447-9100 pin #301 $700-2BR., parking & laundry, EG schools, great location, yard. Defreestvlle 477-9100 pin #303 $795- large 2 BR, eat in kitchen ht/hw, storage, riverfront property, Castleton, call 477-9100 ext. 103 $800-Lrg 2BR, NG/Troy area, HT/HW inc., laundry., o/s pkng. on bus line, 477-9100 pin #307 $875+ Lg 3-4 BR, quiet resid., nr bus & shop, w/w, w/d hk yd N/s-p Rens 465-0726 $895.- Lg 4 BR, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, w/d hookups, on bus-line, yard. $550-Large 1BR avail. 1st fl. South Troy 477-9100 pin #202 $900-3BR. heat incl, 1st flr. parking, yard, laundry, hdwd floors, great location, EGCSD, E. Greenbush, 477-9100 pin #204 $975-1st fl 3BR on 15th St., Troy, perfect for RPI students, O/S parking, laundry, porch, AVAIL. NOW 477-9100 pin 304 2349 Rt. 150 Schodack. 1 BR adults preferred. No pets. $575 + utilities. 424-0078

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2br E. Troy duplex. $850 + util’s & sec. W/W carp, d/w, w/d hk-up, o/s pking.1-2 adults N/P 286-1925 Averill Park. Nice 1 BR apt. w/w carpet, eat in kitchen, open to LR, big backyard, next to creek, parking. No pets. util. extra, gas and electric very reasonable. $550+ sec. Avail. Oct. 1st. 2833183 E. Greenbush 1 BR. apt heat incl., $750. No pets. year lease, deck. 477-6222 EG $700/ $825. 1 & 2 BR, heat, h/w incl. Well main., quiet complex. No pets, sec, refs, lease 449-2122 Large like new 2 BR, laundry room wi/ hkups, deck off LR, ceiling fans, gas heat, bright and open, must see. $875+ util. 2655984 Nassau studio apt. $450. No pets, no smoking. Large front porch. Off street parking, w/d, a/c. 1 year lease. 376-5000 Wynantskill, 1 & 2 BR apts. on country property 10 min E. of Troy 20 mins. from Albany 1 yr. lease. Averill Park sch. district. No dogs. $600/$780, incl. heat. 813-6795 Poestenkill. 2 BR $730. 2 BR with deck $800. Utilities not included. 283-6070. kronau@aol.com

Small 2 1/2 br apt located in Troy. $675/month, water included. Call 470-3106

Troy room for rent. Private entrance, bath, kitchen. Laundry on premises. Suitable for one. $650. All util. incl. Security + 1st mo rent. Refs. Near RPI, on busline. 331-6001 or 649-3573

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West Sand Lake, NY • 674-5369 APARTMENTS FOR RENT New Victorian style condo. 1 lg. BR. C/A, gas heat, priv. pkng, billiard room, laundry room, storage room. Pets ok. $850+.rent with option to buy. Cohoes/ Latham. 389-5253 New Lebanon, country, modern 1 BR with deck, heat included. NP. $750+ sec. 477-6222

RENTAL Office/retail space-$600/mo, heat incl. Main St., Castleton. 1500+sq ft, riverfront property w/plenty of parking. Will build to suit. email: dbiwaniec@msn.com for info.

HOUSE FOR RENT 2 br, LR, DR, cellar, attic, extra rm upstairs, newly remod. throughout new carpet, sec. deposit & refs. req., $1,200, Poestenkill 527-3333 Old Chatham area Charming furnished restored farmhouse. 3 BR, 1.5 bath on 35 ac. Monthly, season yearly. 794-7321 Quaint 1 BR cottage, in Schodack. Adults, n/s, n/p, $775. + security. 766-2266 Small house w/central air, 1 br, large yard, in W Sand Lake area no pets, lease, $800+ utilities. 477-6222

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SAND LAKE VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PARK DEDICATION Come and join us in the dedication of the Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park October 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park on NY RT 43 near the Averill Park High School. Congressman Chris Gibson will be the guest speaker at the Dedication. A Civil War Encampment recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War will be going on at this site October 1st & 2nd. Please come and join us in celebrating the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial Park and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. ~Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Committee

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 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.TheTroy Library.org.

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Academy of Christian Leadership, a dynamic Christian day school for middle and high school students located in Valatie, has begun an exciting new school year and welcomes the following new faculty members: • Math & Technology Teacher Rhonda Bienfang. Ms. Bienfang earned her B.A. and M.S.T. in Mathematics at Iona College. She is certified to teach math for grades 7-12 in both Pennsylvania and New York, and comes to ACL with eight years of experience teaching high school math. Rhonda is actively involved in ministry at Grace Fellowship Church in Latham. • Latin Teacher Leanna Gregg. An alumna of ACL, Ms. Gregg holds a B.A. in Classics from Siena College with a focus in Latin, Greek, and Ancient Civilizations in Literature. She attends Canaan Fellowship in Clermont. • Science Teacher Jay Jusino. A new arrival from Illinois, Mr. Jusino has 14 years of experience teaching science in Christian schools. He holds a B.S. in Applied Biology and a B.S. in Biology Education from Ferris State College in Michigan. He has also completed 60 credit hours in Anatomy and Physiology. Mr. Jusino has relocated to our area with his wife, Christy, and their five children. • Assistant to the Principal Jennifer Griswold-Kuhn. Joining the ACL staff as a part-time assistant to Patricia Cavagnaro, Ms.

On Sunday, October 2, 2011, volunteers of the Best-Luther Fire Department will conduct their annual Calendar Drive. BLFD members will visit each home in the department’s district distributing calendars. If you are not at home, the BLFD firefighters will leave a calendar and an envelope if you wish to make a donation. This calendar drive is the only time during the year that BLFD will visit your home unless you need us. This is also a great time to ask our volunteers how you can make a difference in the community and join your local fire department. The Best-Luther Fire Department stands ready to answer your call at all times throughout the year 24/7. Please answer our call for you to volunteer. 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. Thank you for your support.

Griswold-Kuhn has a B.A. in Religious Studies from the State University of New York at Albany and has worked administrative positions for many charitable organizations. She brings her experience in computer work, website development, and marketing. Her husband, Karl, is pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Kinderhook.

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The Upper Troy Eastside Community Block Party will be held on Saturday, September 24th, from 11AM to 4PM. The committee is busy making plans to make this a day of fun, food and music. The block party will be held on Woodlawn Court between Pawling Avenue and Fonda Avenue. Mark the date on your calendar and make plans to attend. The event will end with a chicken barbeque from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

SEAMAN SKOPAYKO COMPLETES BASIC TRAINING Navy Seaman Thomas J. Skopayko, son of Wanda L. Skopayko of Troy, N. Y., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eightweek program, Skopayko completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations”. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.

NOTICE TO BIDDER Please be advised that the Castleton Volunteer Ambulance is accepting snow plowing bids for the 2011/2012 winter season. All bids should be submitted in writing and be received by October 15, 2011. Please remit to: Castleton Volunteer Ambulance, 1700 Brookview Road, Castleton, New York 12033, Attention: Debbie Lammerts

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 helper of the hopeless, pray for us.Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the 9th day your prayer will be answered. (It has never been known to fail) Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. M.F.

PETS FOR SALE Llamas, $400. Registered, halter trained good fiber 477-4052

CRAFT FAIR The Ladies Auxiliary of the Brunswick Elks will be holding their Annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The lodge is located on Rt. 2 in Brunswick. Spaces are $25 each and our profits will help many of the charities the Ladies support such as Needy Local Famil ies, Hospice, Cerebral Palsy, VA Hospital and more. Contact Denise at 273-1449 for more details.

FLU & PNEUMONIA VACCINATION CLINIC The Rensselaer County Health Department will be providing flu shots to senior citizens, age 60 or older at the Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street in Troy, on Friday, September 23rd, from 10AM to 12noon in the Rose Room. You must have a prescription from your doctor for the pneumonia vaccination. You will need to bring your Medicare card and your secondary insurance card so that your cost will be charged to those plans. Call the Troy Senior Center at 270-5348 to make a reservation and for more information.


LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Limited Liability Company (LLC) The name of the LLC is FINKS Subway LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on August 30, 2011. The purpose for which the LLC has been formed is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The County within the State of New York in which the principal office of the LLC is to be located is Rensselaer. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom service of process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 50 Archer Drive, Clifton Park, New York 12065. Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): The Hungry Fish Cafe, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 7/7/11. Office location: 461 Main Ave., Wynantskill, 12198, Rensselaer County. Sarah Fish has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to: C/O The Hungry Fish Cafe, LLC, 12 Sharpe Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: None specific.

KDMM CONSULTING LLC. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: KDMM Consulting LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/21/2011 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 any process to the LLC, 23 Edinburgh Drive East Schodack, NY 12063 Purpose: Any lawful purpose

Notice of Formation of JJMH Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/11. Office location: Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Steven Sanders, 18 Hyland Dr., Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HORIZON MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/03/11. 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, c/o Robert Feathers, 831 Hoosick Road, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Pursuant to Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Law. 1. The name of the limited liability company is DELITEFULL CREATIONS, LLC. 2. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on July 14, 2011. 3. The office of the Limited Liability company will be located in Rensselaer County. 4. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Limited Liability Company served upon him or her is: DELITEFULL CREATIONS, LLC c/o Salvatore D. Ferlazzo, Esq. Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C. 20 Corporate Woods Blvd. Albany, New York 12211 5. The Limited Liability Company is formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes.

Notice of Formation Limited Liability Company Name: Pellegrino Wine Cellars, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on August 25, 2011. Office 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 Limited Liability Company at 33 Rockery Terrace, West Sand Lake, New York, 12196. Purpose: for any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the limited liability company is CTNR ASSOCIATES, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed on August 24, 2011 with the NYS Department of State. The County within the State in which the office of the LLC is to be located is Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without this State to which the Secretary of State will mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her is c/o Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O'Shea, 40 Beaver Street, Albany, NY 12207. There is no specific date upon which the LLC is to dissolve. The purpose of the business of the LLC is any lawful purpose permitted of a limited liability company in the State of New York Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: HAAKE ENERGY CONSULTING LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/04/2011. 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: C/O HAAKE ENERGYCONSULTING LLC, 2215 Hunt Club Drive, Castletonon-Hudson, NY 12033. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: Steven Baldwin Associates, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/19/11. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent to the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at 12 Heather Ridge Road, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful activity

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Brunswick Church is searching to fill 2 part time positions of Custodian. One position would be 24 hrs/wk M-TH, the second would be 12 hrs/wk - Fri, Sat, Sun. Responsibilities incl.: Building cleaning as prescribed by Director to include, but not exclusively: vacuum, trash pickup, restroom maintenance, room set-up. Please send letter of interest and/or resume to: Brunswick Church Custodian Search/SDT 42 White Church Lane Troy NY 12180 or to: brinka@aol.com

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CREATING YOUR RESUME USING MICROSOFT WORD The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch, in conjunction with the Jessica Litwin from Hudson Valley Community College’s Center for Careers and Employment, will offer a two-part computer workshop entitled, “Creating Your Resume Using Microsoft Word.” These one-hour workshops will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 1PM; and on Saturday, October 22nd, at 1PM at the Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch. The first workshop will cover how to utilize Microsoft Word and its features when creating a resume. The second workshop will involve creating your resume and tips on how to make it look professional. This workshop is funded by a coordinated outreach grant from the Upper Hudson Library System. This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Prior registration is required. Stop in to the library or call 2355310 for information and reservations. The Troy Public Library is located at 27 114th Street, Troy.

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Delivery drivers. Local routes. (I90 exit 12). Company box truck, no special license needed. Excellent customer service. Free employee health/dental premiums, 401k. $30’s. Call Dutton 888-7860791

Aide companion is avail. for home care, exp., exc. refs. 858-8139

Driver- Class B with HazMat & Tanker endorsement. Great pay & benefits. John Ray & Sons. 2724432 or www.johnray.com

Lic.LPN over 30 yrs. exper., seeks PT eve. employment, caring for your loved ones at your home. Wound care, diabetes, meds, Alzheimer’s, post surgery. Refs. Liz , 209-2657 lizvargonen@gmail.com

Deb Baum from CSEA Work Institute will be presenting a twohour Basic Civil Service Test Prep on Tuesday, October 25th, from 5:30PM - 7:30PM at the Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch. Topics covered include; general test taking tips and strategies, understanding and interpreting written material and preparing written material. This workshop is funded by a coordinated outreach grant from the Upper Hudson Library System. This program is free and open to the public. Prior registration is required and space is limited. Stop in to the library or call 235-5310 for information and reservations. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy.

Landscape/construction. Looking for reliable, hardworking person, clean driving record a must, experience pref. but will train 6742444 Movie extras to stand in the background.Exper. not required Earn up to $200/day 877-4325229 New salon opening in East Greenbush. All positions available PT/FT booth rental also. 461-9008 PART TIME, The Town of Nassau Transfer Station is seeking an individual to work 5 hours on Saturdays and to fill in as needed during the week. Applicant should be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Apply in person to the town Supervisor's Office at the Town Hall at 29 Church Street, Nassau. Truck Driver: Nassau Highway Dept. is searching for a qualified CDL truck driver. Contact Fred McCagg, Highway Superintendent 518-766-9417. Visit townofnassau.org. By order of the Town Board. Rita M. Labrum, Nassau Town Clerk

Aides/ nurse available F/T/ P/T/ 24 hrs. Affordable. Cleaning service also available. 203-8723

Out of Work? Retired? Stay at Home Mom? Looking to Supplement Your Income? Independent Contractors Needed to deliver the Times Union and related products. We currently have routes everywhere!Great part-time work.

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TAILGATE SALE On Sunday, October 2nd, the Brunswick Grange will hold their Annual Fall Agricultural Tailgate Sale at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, RT 67 & 40 in Schaghticoke from 8AM to 12:30PM. More than 50 vendors will have various varieties of Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Pigeons, Plants, Flowers and other related agricultural items. A donation of $15/vendor will be charged. Event will be held rain or shine and refreshments will be available. For more information, please call 279-9113.

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Fall openings for 3-5 year olds. A Sunshine Palace Daycare. Call 237-0556 for more information.

Antique Political Items. Collector, seeking old campaign buttons, posters, artifacts. Teddy Roosevelt, Al Smith, Abraham Lincoln. Immediate cash avail. 581-1654

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FOR SALE Apple cider for wine/hard cider $2.50/gal. Leave kegs/pails/carboys in mill after 9/26 w/nam & phone #. Custom pressing avail. Call 326-2238. 553 Old Best Rd. George Cronk Farm Products Construction/ mulch hay. Sq. bales, less than 10- $2.50/bale. Over 10 bales- lower price, 400 bales. 286-3061. Lve message. Hay for sale. Quality horse grade and mulch hay avail. from local farm 45 lb. bails. Delivery possible. 663-5257 Porch glider $30, 19’’ TV, cable ready $20, Pentrex VHS train tapes $25 (8 boxes) Ziljain 17’’ medium crash, Sabian B20 medium ride cymbals $125. 2725710

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SERVICES ALL ABOVE SERVICES Bucket truck services. Tree trimming, painting. 202-6114 APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill Park (518)674-5222 Autos Wanted: Cash paid. Junk cars/trucks/vans. Free towing. No title needed. Fast, same day serv. John (518) 370-6166 BASEMENT WET??? Lost storage space because of water? Install a sump pump today. Experienced, quality first contractor. 674-1969 BATHROOM REMODELING New bathtub and wall set $2200. Free estimates. Call 788-2069. bathremodelpro.com Blue Goose Chimney Sweep Cert. Sweeping-Insp.-Repairs New FP dampers. Senior disc. Free est. 372-1664 www.bluegoosecleaning.com BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210 BRUSH HOG/ FIELD MOWING Free estimates. Fully insured. Call Karl 269-1391 BUILDING & REMODELING Summer’s over. Get those projects done before the holidays! Quality, guaranteed work, refs. 674-1969 BUILDING Bonacquisti & Sons LLC. Gen. contractors & remodelers. Call us for any job. 320-2593, 674-8639 CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444 CHIMNEY REPAIR Chimney cleaning, and pointing up. 766-2479. CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 CLEANING Residential house cleaning. Free estimates. 268-8641 or 772-0981 Computer and Network Service All service, repairs, installs, upgrades, & more. We make house calls. Call the Computerologist. 283-2331 COMPUTER REPAIR Reboot Computers. We fix PC & Macs. Low rates. (518) 326-0140 CONCRETE Sidewalks & driveways, chimney repairs, retaining walls, drainage systems & basement waterproofing, free ests., insured. Poestenkill Mountain Farms 6058392 CONTRACTING Masonry, general construction, landscaping. Ins., refs. 813-9887 DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068

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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 DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency serv. 674-0908 DRIVEWAY SEALING Hand brush applied by the owner. Great price. Call Irving 248-2974 DRYWALL Best Drywall, Insul., hanging, taping, painting, ref., ins. 7664203 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. Poestenkill Mountain Farms 6058392 Fabulous Fall Festival: Craft Fair & Farmers Market sponsored by the Women’s League. Snack bar, pumpkin & face painting, apple cider, Farmers Market on the lawn and crafters in the pavilion at the Italian American Community Center, 257 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. Sun., 9/25, 10a-4p; Free admission. 456-IACC (4222) www.italianamerican.com FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811

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

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PAINTING/PAPER HANGING Interior / exterior painting. Wall papering, taping, drywall hanging. Over 30 yrs. experience. Call Leonard 733-9786

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

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TOPSOIL, DRIVEWAY STONE Crusher run, stone, mulch. 4-5yd delivery. Spreading avail. Free est. POESTENKILL MOUNTAIN FARMS. Steve 605-8392

TOPSOIL, MULCH & STONE All types of stone, crusher run, drainage, round stone, screened topsoil, spreading available. Free est. Call Zach 518-669-5734 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE & LANDSCAPE SERVICE AMERICAN TREE New trees planted or replaced Hedge trimming & removal Call Scott @ 202-6114 (c)

TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 20 yrs. exp. free est. stump removal,ins. 427-1590. TREE SERVICE Removal & trimming. Exp., Free est.& insured 766-9346/ 275-3061 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured, commercial/ residential 40 year family exp. 766-4975

GARAGE SALES 9/23-9/24, 9-4. 355 Weatherwax Rd, Averill Pk HUGE CHILDRENS SALE! Infant-preschool, maternity, infant care, learning toys, girls designer clothing (preemie-4T), costumes & dress up, dolls, doll clothing, collectibles, holiday, scrapbooking, Corelle, Kathe Kruse, Disney, Boyds, Barbie, Pottery Barn. Le Top, Hartstrings& more! No early birds. Barn & Fabric sale, Sept. 23 & 24, 9-4. All fabric $1./yd, 1 mi No. of Poestenkill Center on Rt 351 Estate Sale, 1 Todd Dr. Wynantskill. Entire home contents. 9/23 & 24. 9-5. No Early Birds. Fri 9/ 23 & Sat. 9/24, 9-5. 55” TV, stereos,woodworker’s tools, golf equip.857 Stony Pt. Rd. Castleton Neighborhood Sale, 576 Oak Hill Rd., Poestenkill, Sat. & Sun., 9/24-9/25, 9-3. Sat. 9/23, 8-2. 20 Alpine, Rens. off of Ridge Rd. Lots of stuff. Sat. 9/24, 9-2. 100 South Waldron Lane. Wyn. Lamps, table, couch, ski clothes, many other items. From Snyders Lk. Rd. to Zelenke, L on Lossoe, left South Waldron. Sat. 9/24, 9-2. Clothes, hsewares & many more treasures. 3 Rolling Ridge Dr. East Greenbush. Sat. 9/24, 9-3. 21 Old Miller Rd. E Greenbush. Multi-family. Baseball cards, clothes, household & many other items. Sept. 24-25, 9-4. 89 Tsatsawassa Lake Rd. East Nassau. A little bit of everything.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Center Square Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/12/2011. The latest date of dissolution is: no specific date. Office Location: Rensselaer County, SSNY has been designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC, C/O Deborah L. Lane at 1008 South Schodack Road, Castleton, NY 12033. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to answer me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my mother. Oh, Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances in my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine .This prayer must be published after the favor is granted D.A.J.

TEXAS HOLD’EM The Rensselaer Senior Center, located at 50 East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer will host a Health Fair on October 4th, from 10AM12noon. We will have information available on; Homecare, Insurance, Day-break programs, Nutrition, Senior Center Programs and so much more. This is a free event, no registration required. If you are interested in being included at this event, or need more information, please call the Rensselaer Senior Center at 463-2166.

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RESPONSE TO OBAMA EMAIL ABOUT CREATING JOBS Letter to the Editor: I just received an email blast from President Obama in which he urged me to put pressure on Congress to pass his plan to create jobs. I replied: Dear Mr. President: It’s not possible for you to: “…lay out a clear plan to get Americans back to work.” because creating jobs is not a President’s job. Creating jobs is what I do. I am Main Street America. Even under the best of circumstances, I can do nothing more than create an opportunity for a job. The potential employee is the one who must have the desire to pursue happiness through work. We can only lead a horse to water. We cannot make him drink. Providing people with free food, free health care, extended unemployment income and other forms of happiness is an incentive to not achieve them through employment. Taxing other workers to provide these entitlements breeds resentment. Offering tax dollars to me as an incentive to hire from a particular group of people that you would like beholden to you for creating their job will have no effect. What you can give us as President is our freedom. Reduce the tax and regulatory burden on Main Street and we will create the job opportunities. Think of it like chickens and eggs. If you want more eggs, you first need healthy chickens. The rest comes naturally. ~David Crawmer, www.republicamerica.us 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.

ROPE MAKING The Poestenkill Historical Society will be starting their fall schedule Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, with a program on the history of Rope Making. Ropesmiths, Dave and Mike, started making historically correct cordage in 1995, after noticing that Civil War Re-enactors were using nylon cordage in their portrayals. From the beginning of history, hemp has been the preferred fiber for rope making in Europe. The only shortcoming was that, since it came from the stalk of a plant, it was proned to rot if not treated with pine tar. Early 1900’s the production of hemp was outlawed in the U.S as a result from lobbying from oil companies who just came out with a new product — NYLON! Dave and Mike are the only suppliers of hand laid, “tarred” hemp cordage in the New World!! The public is welcome to this free program held in the Poestenkill Town Hall (RT 351) at 7:00PM on Tuesday, Sept. 27th. Refreshments wil l be provided by Alice Castagnier. For directions, call Pat at 518-283-5223.

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E.G. KIWANIS MEMBERSHIP NIGHT

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The East Greenbush Kiwanis is holding a membership information night on Wednesday, Sept. 28th, from 6:30 - 8:30PM. Do you care about your community, want to impact the lives of children, looking for volunteer opportunities? Then come to learn about the group that wants to “change the world, one child, one community at a time.” Join us for “Just the Facts & Dessert” in the community room of Spare Time Bowling Center, 570 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Can’t make it, but still curious? Contact Lynne at 479-2665 or 479-3959.

All proceeds benefit the Averill Park Booster Club. Saturday, September 24th 10 am – 4 pm Several Vendors Include: Partylite; Shush Shoes; Party of Gold – bring your unwanted jewelry for cash; Miche Bags; Jewelry by Bella; Silpada; MaryKay; 31 Gifts & more..

BRUNSWICK ELKS PENNY SOCIAL The Ladies Auxiliary of the Brunswick Elks will hold their Annual Penny Social on Sunday, October 2nd, from 14PM. Doors open at 11AM. Over 200 Prizes to be won, plus raffles for 22" flat screen TV and a Kindle. Door prize is a trip for 2 to Turning Stone. Come enjoy a good time!. The lodge is located at 665 Brunswick Road (Rt 2), Troy.

MOMS CLUB CHAPTER MEETING Are you a stay-at-home mom looking to meet new friends and get some socialization for you and your child(ren)? Come check out your local MOMS Club Chapter, a group of moms who get together to share the journey of motherhood by hosting play dates, field trips, a monthly moms-only night out, monthly breakfast-book club, and so much more! We also conduct multiple community service projects, right here in our area! We are a non-profit, local group, who are always looking for new friends! Join us at our next Monthly Meeting on Friday, September 30, at 9:30AM at the East Greenbush Library. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our Chapter and meet new friends! Find out more on our website at www.momsclubgreenbush.com or by emailing us at momsclub greenbush@gmail.com.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY STRENGTHENS NEW YORK’S SOUL Letter to the Editor: Isn’t it ironic? No, I’m not speaking about the 1995 hit by Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette that left us contemplating black flies in our Chardonnay. I’m speaking of Ms. Linda Nasman’s oblivious response to a high schooler’s unapologetic support of marriage equality for all New Yorkers. Nasman’s assertion the recognition of same-sex marriage, “infringes on my right to believe the Bible and publicly state that belief,” couldn’t be any more laughable if it hadn’t appeared in a letter to the editor for The Advertiser. In fact, she refers to the Holy Bible a total four times, but doesn’t offer an empirical argument to rebut Ms. Lynch’s initial question, “How does samesex marriage affect you?” Instead, she speaks of Mr. Jerry Buell, a Floridian “Teacher of the Year,” under scrutiny for comparing marriage equality to a “cesspool” online, and then publishing it through Facebook for the entire school district to read. Never mind his class syllabus already declared: “I teach God’s truth, I make very few compromises. If you believe you may have a problem with that, get your schedule changed, ‘cause I ain’t changing!” Fortunately, as a gay alumnus of Averill Park High School, I’m comforted to know firsthand that neither I, nor allies such as Ms. Lynch, felt captive to a “Christian viewpoint” that the likes of Buell and Nasman are peddling as “tolerance.” Nasman has the right to freely quote Scripture, and deny she’s cherrypicking from a text permitting daughters to be sold by fathers [Exodus 21:7], execution of anybody caught working Sundays [Exodus 35:2], and death upon anyone dining out at Red Lobster [Leviticus 11:10]. Don’t hide behind the veil of religious faith, and be such a transparent bigot. I’m proud, as the inaugural president of my high school’s GayStraight Alliance, my generation – as demonstrated by Ms. Lynch’s advocacy – isn’t going to tolerate the rhetorical fire and brimstone of Ms. Nasman, which only serves the purpose of putting a loaded handgun, noose or highway overpass before a bullied lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) teen as their only salvation, rather than marriage, from her hell upon Earth. ~ Joseph Gentile, Brunswick 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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COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2001 REUNION The Columbia High School Class of 2001 10-year Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Wolfert’s Roost Country Club, located at 120 Van Rensselaer Boulevard in Albany, New York, from 6:30 pm until 11:00 pm. There will be an open bar from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for draft beer, wine, and soda, and a cash bar thereafter. There will be food and dancing all night as well! The cost of the reunion is $55.00 a person, or $110.00 a couple. Checks may be made out to “Columbia High School Class of 2001”. Please send your checks to: Columbia High School Reunion Committee, 22 Van Buren Avenue, East Greenbush, New York 12061. Reservations and full payment is due by October 15, 2011! If you have any questions, please e-mail the Reunion Committee at columbiahighschool01reunion@gmail.com or call 518-852-2191. We hope to see you on November 26th!

AVERILL PARK CLASS OF 1989 REUNION Come casually to celebrate with your classmates at The Lakeview Restaurant in Averill Park on October 8th, between the hours of 6:30-10:30pm. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. The cost is $15 per person. Checks may be made payable to: AP Class of 1989-c/o Jeannine Wendell, and mailed to; AP Class of 1989 - PO Box 302, Averill Park, NY 12018. PLEASE RSVP by Sept. 27th. You may also visit us at “Averill Park Class of 1989” on Face Book or contact Jeannine Krause Wendell with any questions or concerns at 378-5318 or Jkrausewendell@yahoo.com.

HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL ALUMNI Holy Spirit School in East Greenbush is celebrating 50 years of faith and excellence. We are seeking alumni to share their memories with us. Alumni please emailholyspiritschool50@ gmail.com with your contact information. More information on our celebration activities will be announced soon!

TROY HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1951 Classmates: We are trying to organize a 60th Reunion dinner for the Class of 1951 for this Fall. If you are interested in joining us, and spending time reminiscing among old friends, please let us know and pass the word. We know that we are late, so contact us as soon as possible. Please contact Tom Shippey at tshippey63@comcast.net or 559-908-8950. We will forward the details as soon as the plans firm up.

TROY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 The Class of ’62 THS, Troy, NY is beginning plans for the 50th Reunion, to be held June 8-10, 2012. We are in need of addresses and/or email addresses. If you are a member of this class, please send your name/address to sannay03@aol or call 518-235-1362 & leave a phone message.


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- Approx. 4 yrs. old and fully vaccinated. Roxy is house training and partially crate trained. She currently lives with a miniature Yorkie and is mostly amicable around other dogs (she has had successful doggie playdates with other like-sized dogs). She is very sweet and loves attention. Her one draw back is that she DOES NOT like cats!!! She gets along well with everyone and is deserving of a permanent home. Please consider giving her the love and attention she wants and deserves. She is a good girl and has never bitten anyone, or anything (besides toys). She is not aggressive. If you would like to meet ROXY to possibly adopt her, Contact : Sherry427@verizon.net or 518-393-0755

ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY WELCOMES YOU! Are you thinking of becoming Catholic? Would you like to know about the process of becoming Catholic? We would like to assist you in your search for answers to questions you may have about the Catholic faith. There are many ways that God calls a person into relationship with Jesus and we are happy to help you in this journey. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process through which a person gradually deepens their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and lives out their faith in the Catholic community. The RCIA is for three groups of people: Those who are not baptized, those who were baptized in another Christian denomination and Baptized Catholics who were not instructed in the Catholic faith and who have not completed their initiation through the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist Want to find out more? Call the parish office, 283-1162, and speak to Fr. Anthony. Or join us for our Inquiry Sessions beginning October 13th through November 10th on Thursday evenings in the Music Room at St. Jude the Apostle School, 53 Dana Avenue, Wynantskill at 7:00 PM.

ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS Letter to the Editor: Dear Ms. Imbierowicz, You are correct that everyone has a different view and opinions on everything. While I appreciate yours, however, I believe you are missing a very important part of the equation on pregnancies in young women or women who choose to use abortion as birth control, and that is responsibility. I raised a daughter and I suffered 4 late term miscarriages trying to have her. I also worked as a medical assistant in an office that performed abortions and women’s health issues. I watched as healthy young girls had their “mistakes” taken away in an instant and walked out of that office care free. I also watched as other women, both young and old alike trying to have a baby over and over again, without success as others discarded theirs. Life is not always “happy and easy” as you stated. Sometimes life takes a tough turn that you must deal with in a responsible manner. In my opinion, a young girl or boy, who is not able to take responsibility for their actions or use proper precautions, should not enter into a relationship they cannot handle. I believe, aside from a few circumstances, that girls should at least live through the inconvenience of 9 months and adopt the child out to one of those loving people who are trying so desperately to have a child. Life is not about living “care-free”, it’s about accepting responsibility for your actions. ~Robin Stokes, 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.

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AUTOMOTIVE TEXAS HOLD’EM at STEPHENTOWN FIRE VOL. FIRE DEPT. The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday, September 24th, in the Stephentown Fire Hall, located on Grange Road in Stephentown. The doors will open at 5PM and close at 6PM. Play begins at 6:15 sharp. A Free Buffet will be served at the first break and refreshments will be available. No advance registration is required, and a donation of $35.00 per player will be accepted. Players can make an additional $10.00 donation at the door for 1,000 extra chips. This tournament will pay one place for every 10 players with a minimum of four places. The next Texas Hold’em tournament will be held on Saturday, October 8th, 2011. For further information, please call John Linton at 518733-0469.

W.S.L. FIRE DEPT. TEXAS HOLD’EM The West Sand Lake Fire Dept. Poker Tournament will be held on October 1st at the W.S.L. Fire House on RT 43 at 1PM - Doors open at Noon. Donation of $25 to W.S.L. Fire Dept. - Buy-in $40 to prize pool - Re-buy $20 goes to the pool. Free refreshments and lunch served by the Fire Department. Reservations are recommended and walk-ins are welcomed. Please call Patty at 674-3657 or email at passmokes@aol.com. Tell your friends - Nov. 5th, Dec. 3rd, 2011, Jan. 7th, Feb. 4th, March 3rd, April 7th and May 5th, 2012.

EGCSD PRELICENSING CLASSES The East Greenbush Central School District’s Continuing Education program announces its next available Five-Hour Pre-Licensing classes. The Five-Hour Pre-Licensing course is required before an appointment for a road test may be scheduled. It will be held in two consecutive Tuesday evening sessions: October 11th and Tuesday, October 18th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both evenings. 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.

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Autos Wanted: Cash paid. Junk cars/ trucks/ vans. Free towing. No title needed. Fast service. Open 24/7. Mike 409-5750

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SAND LAKE DEMOCRATS MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT The Sand Lake Democratic Committee will host a Meet the Candidates Fundraiser on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Lakeview Inn on Route 66 in Averill Park from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are just $20 per person and include Lakeview’s pizza, wings, beer and soda. Tickets are available by calling Flora Fasoldt at 674-0223, Mark Cioffi at 674-5326 or John Sniezyk at 6742167. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy an evening of casual conversation and good food with your local candidates!

CEO, COMMUNITY & FAMILIES CELEBRATE YOUTHBUILD GRADUATION Young Adults Transform Their Lives; Open Doors to Opportunity

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SCHUYLER MANSION STATE HISTORIC SITE OFFERS SOUTH END WALKING TOUR Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, in conjunction with the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Hudson River Ramble will take place the three latter weekends in September. For this year’s event, Schuyler Mansion will hold a free South End Walking Tour on Saturday, September 24th, from 10AM to 12noon. Led by City Historian Tony Opalka, the ramble will explore the significant people, places, and changes that have impacted one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. The walking tour will be preceded by a slide presentation at the Albany Public Library’s Howe branch. Program is limited to 30 people and reservations are required by September 21st. (Rain date for event: Sept. 25th). Participants should meet at the Schuyler Mansion Visitors Center. Schuyler Mansion, located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End, was the eighteenth-century home of Revolutionary War Major-General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804) and his family. For further information, please call the site at (518) 434-0834, visit www.schuylerfriends.org or www.nysparks.com or find us on Facebook.

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Thomas Mueller, CEO YouthBuild Manager; Kenyatta Ingram, Jr., YouthBuild Graduate; and Karen E. Gordon, CEO Executive Director. On Monday, September 12, 2011, the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) recognized 16 youth who completed the seven-month YouthBuild program. “This is a great day for our community,” Executive Director Karen E. Gordon stated. “These 16 young people came to YouthBuild without high school diplomas. Today, all have improved their academic achievement, nine have already been accepted into local community colleges, eight have secured employment, and seven have attained their GEDs.” In attendance at the graduation ceremony were Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin and Troy Mayoral Candidate Carmella Mantello, among others, including guest speaker and Empire State College adjunct professor, Richard Smith. “Our young people deserve someone who can look beyond their rough surfaces and recognize their inner genius. CEO YouthBuild provides that someone for our community’s youth,” Richard Smith shared. YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that addresses core issues facing low-income communities, such as education, employment, and leadership development. At CEO YouthBuild, low-income youth who dropped out of high school are given a second chance to work toward their GEDs, learn job skills, serve their communities, and transform their lives. YouthBuild participants constructed a home at 30 Defreest Avenue, Troy that will be sold to a low-income homebuyer.

EGCSD RECEIVES KIWANIS CLUB DONATION Phil Malone, Sue Mangold, Toni Murphy, and Rick McCabe

Thank you to all the Independence, Conservative and Working Families voters who came out to vote on Primary Day, September 13. The time you took to participate and support us is certainly appreciated. We were very happy to earn the nomination on the Independence and Working Families lines. While we were not successful with the Conservative write-in, the vote was close. The important thing is that you got out there, had your voices heard and that you the voters set your slate of candidates for the November 8 election. We look forward to meeting you as we go door to door, and will continue working hard for all of our residents every day. Paid Advertisement

East Greenbush Central School District’s Bell Top Elementary School has received a donation of backpacks filled with a large assortment of school supplies. On Thursday, September 08, 2011, President Elect Brad Clowe, from the North Greenbush Kiwanis Club, came to Bell Top to deliver the backpacks. “This is the second consecutive year that this organization has supported our school-community with a donation of back-to school supplies. The Bell Top staff is extremely grateful for the Kiwanis Club’s kind gesture,” said Bell Top principal James McHugh. The Kiwanis Club, whose motto is Young Children Priority One, is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

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On Sunday, October 2nd, the Glass Lake Association will have an after the flood, before the snowbirds leave party from 2PM to 4PM at the Arlington House in West Sand Lake. The appetizers, pasta and salad will be covered by the Association dues, but there will be a cash bar and guests will be charged $15. All neighbors who live in the Glass Lake area are welcome. Glass Lake t-shirts will be available; think Christmas gifts! Reservations are necessary by September 25th. Holly Flynn and Jean Stinson will be accepting reservations.

A huge, HUGE thank you to my dad, Robert Ernest, who spent countless hours helping me get back into my home after Storm Irene. Also, Kristi & Ray, Dave, Willy, Uncle Larry, Julie & Mick, Mike Ernest, Jeff Patanian, Steve Hayes, Jack Bentley and all family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. I am forever grateful for your assistance. Also, a special thank you to the Dobert/ Crowley family for your kind generosity and the Poestenkill Fire House for your quick response. I am moved beyond words and lucky to have such wonderful people in my life! Sincerely, Lori Ernest, Plank Rd.

NUTRITIONAL CLEANSING UNLOCKS THE MIRACLE OF THE HUMAN BODY Come join Dr. Richard Shade on September 27th at 6:30PM at Averill Park High School on how: Nutritional Cleansing unlocks the miracle of the human body. Nutritional Cleansing increases the health benefits you’ll receive from the ancient health practice of cleansing. The herbs, vitamins and minerals that aid cleansing do two things: • Accelerate the removal of impurities from the body. • Nourish the body with vitals nutrients to rapidly revive health. A cleansed and revitalized body is stronger, resists illness better, is more efficient and performs at a higher level than one that is filled with impurities. Many People notice an ability to reach and maintain their ideal weight.

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