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HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SPEAKING at LA SALLE INSTITUTE Students from La Salle Institute in 10th and 11th grade will have the opportunity to listen to Holocaust survivor Murry Jaros, of Niskayuna, speak and entertain questions on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, from 1 to 2PM in McCormick Hall at La Salle. Jaros will speak for approximately 40 minutes and then will take questions for the next 20 minutes. Religion Department Chair Jim Iavarone has had his students prepare questions to complement the study they have completed on the subject. Both History and Religion departments have organized the event. Iavarone commented on the upcoming event, “this is a very exciting opportunity for our students, and one I’m sure they’ll remember for a long time.”

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PAULINE, STACY and DAWN The Sand Lake Clipper Barber & Beauty Salon is conveniently located at 18 Taborton Road, on the corner of Routes 66 & 43 in the Town of Sand Lake. The salon offers an array of professional services at reasonable prices. Our area residents and customers have come to enjoy the friendly atmosphere here. Our family care services include men’s barbering, permanent waves, Updos, makeup, waxing, tanning, manicures, pedicures, traditional & funky hair coloring, extensions, straightening, precision cutting, & razoring. Featured product lines are Matrix Biolage, Sexy Hair, American Crew, Redken, Paul Mitchell, Bosley for thinning hair, and OPI & Nail Tech for manicures and pedicures. Barber and cosmetologist, Stacy Wolcott-Schafer has 27 years experience. Stacy is pleased to be teamed up with Professional stylists, Pauline Morris & Dawn Nazarian. Pauline has been working at the Clipper for the past six months and welcomes clients to come on in and give her a try! Dawn is excited to be styling at the Clipper and comes with 15 years of experience. Stacy is thrilled to be able to offer the comforts and convenience of a full service Barber and Beauty Salon in the area. We all extend an open invitation to pay us a visit whether you have an appointment or not, let us pamper you. Our staff of professionals also mentors students in the Questar program, training in our profession. Did you see the Clipper witch in person for Halloween? She had a bit of trouble flying her broom, and crashed into the power pole outside the salon!! If not, look forward to seeing Santa in a predicament this holiday season. We are offering a free eyebrow waxing with every color or foil/highlight service during the months of November & December. Make sure you ask to get on our email list so that we can email you our special promotions and other important info. Schedule your appointment today 674-3113, or just drop by. In either case, you will leave feeling beautiful for the holidays! Be sure to check out our gift selections and don’t forget our gift certificates. They are always the perfect gift!!! HOURS: Mon & Tues: 2:30 pm – 8 pm; Wed & Fri: 9 am – 8 pm; Thurs: 3 pm – 8 pm; Sat: 9 am – 3 pm - Both walk-ins & appointments are welcomed! “SANDLAKECLIPPER.COM”

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The Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents in live concert Stefanie Fix on Sat., Nov. 19th, at 8PM. This Austin, Texas based artist is haunting, sexy, sophisticated roots and acoustic folk-rock musician, as well as an award-winning singer/songwriter who has toured nationally and internationally and is at home on any stage. People walk away from her performances certain they’ve experienced something profound and life affirming. Tickets are $16, under 18 $10, and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or www.slca-ctp.org. The Center is located at 2880 NY 43, one half mile east of the blinking light in Averill Park, just 15 min. east of Albany.

PIANO RECITAL The piano students of Mary Lou Kunz will play in a piano recital on November 18th at 7:30PM at The Brunswick Church Worship Center. Students between the ages of six and sixteen will play pieces by Mozart, Clementi and other composers including songs from the Harry Potter movies. The public is invited to attend.

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Students from grades Pre-k through 6th and even some alumni dance the night away. At the Hop…Sock Hop that is….Sacred Heart School’s Parent School Association held its 9th Annual Sock Hop in coordination with the school’s annual raffle. With a crowd of over 250 parents and students, everyone danced the night away to music provided by Sound Spectrum.

CHURCH OF THE COVENANT The Church of the Covenant in Averill Park hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 3. With more than one-dozen handcraft, gift and food shops, the bazaar is designed for all your Christmas shopping. You’ll find plenty of holiday-themed items, as well as year-round gifts and decor. Upstairs we have handmade American Girl clothing, gifts for your pet, the Sweet Shoppe, plants, collectibles, the Country Store, handcrafts and religious items. Downstairs is for the kids. Decorate cookies, shop in the Kids-Only store, play games and make crafts. Be sure to stop by the COC Cafe’. The restaurant specializing in chili, macaroni and cheese, sausage and peppers, assorted soups and other home-cooked options is an annual favorite. The Church of the Covenant, also known as “The Round Church,” is located at 3055 Route 43 in Averill Park near the intersection of Old Route 66, just west of Burden Lake Road.

Prior to the recent passage of the 2012 budget, we had the opportunity to meet with our emergency services partners to discuss their budget needs. On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to thank them all for their dedicated service to Nassau and their successful efforts at providing the best services possible to our residents at the lowest cost. We began our last meeting with a moment of silence in remembrance of the late Earle N. Cooper, Esq. Mr. Cooper served Nassau for years in numerous organizations and as Tax Collector, Town Supervisor and Town Justice. We thank the Cooper family for sharing Mr. Cooper with us for so many decades and we offer them our sincerest sympathy. I’m pleased to report Nassau has received another grant. Our town has taken the lead with other towns, to secure an economic development grant through the Greenway. We look forward to this study which will look at ways to promote and attract business that blends with our community character. We have also posted on our website, the latest update on the Loeffel Toxic Waste Site work by USEPA. A pole barn is currently being constructed around the pumping areas at the site to allow for year-round removal of groundwater contaminants. This is an important remediation action. Please follow the USEPA activities on our website. The Board has also approved for sale as scrap, a 1968 loader and a 1994 dump truck. Information on these items is on the Town’s website. We have begun meetings on the court required review of the TS&G permit application. All upcoming meetings relating to this matter will be posted on the Town’s website. Additionally, the Town has updated the land use fee schedule and discussed the likely abandonment of the Brainard Cemetery, as well as the likely December notification on our pending grant application for the Burden Lake Sewer District. We are also pleased to welcome James Kromer as a new member of the Advisory Committee on Farm and Agriculture Preservation and Dale Zipkin as a new Transfer Station Attendant. We extend our thanks for their willingness to serve. We are always looking for more people to serve. Please contact me should you be interested in a committee position. We have so much to be thankful for this season. We wish the best to you and yours this holiday.

SAND LAKE KIWANIS CLUB HOLIDAY FOOD PROJECT As our community recovers from Hurricane Irene, an October snow storm and other historic weather, we look forward to the special celebrations that the holidays will bring over the coming weeks. The Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake invites you to join us and our local partners in assisting our neighbors who need a helping hand this holiday season. Once again we are proud to partner with the WSL Hannaford Supermarket, The Walter Adams Post of the American Legion and Averill Park School District to provide meals to families in need on the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Pre-made food boxes are available to be purchased and donated at the WSL Hannaford. Elementary and Middle School children from Averill Park School District collected food to be distributed. The Walter Adams Post of the American Legion will provide storage space and room to distribute the food and toys collected. Sand Lake Kiwanis club will distribute the food and toys to those in need. This is a caring partnership of business, civic organizations, and you, the residents of this community. Together we can make a difference to our neighbors in need. Thank You for your support.

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COME STROLL THE VICTORIAN TEA Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church on State and Third Streets, in Troy, invites Strollers to refresh themselves at The Victorian Tea in the 27 State St. Guild House on Sunday, Dec. 4th, from 1PM until 3:30PM. We provide complimentary tea or coffee, and there will be a variety of Tea goodies for Sale. Please join us for a relaxing break during the Stroll afternoon. The Women of St. Paul’s will also hold their traditional Treasures Sale and there will be a Gourmet Table with Goodies to take home and gift items. There will be Music and tours in the Church after the 10:00AM Eucharist, and a Festive Evensong will complete the day in the late afternoon.

2011 CITRUS SALE- KIWANIS CLUB OF SAND LAKE Fruit is handpicked to order, packed in 2/ 5 bushel cartons and shipped directly to us from River Brite in Fort Pierce, Florida. Excellent holiday gifts for customers, family and friends! We offer the following choices: approximately 20 lb. boxes - # fruit depends on size. Navel Oranges: 28-40 oranges; Pink Grapefruit: 16-20 grapefruit; Mixed: 16-20 oranges and 812 grapefruit; Tangelos: 32-48 tangelos. Price $18.00 per box. All orders must be prepaid and received no later than November 27, 2011. Checks should be made payable to the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, NY. Delivery to local pick up point will be on or about December 19th, 2011. It is important that we have contact telephone numbers- both evenings/weekends. We will notify you when the fruit has arrived and where to pick it up. If you would like to be notified by e-mail, please provide us with your e-mail address. Tentative delivery information will be posted and updated on our Web site: www.SandLakeKiwanis.com If a Sand Lake Kiwanian has not come to your door, a PREPAID order form may be mailed to: Michael Gates, 207 Pond Hollow Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018 Questions: Please Contact Michael Gates at: 674-0272 Please detach and retain the upper portion and return lower portion. ————————————————————————————— Please Print Clearly Name:_____________________________________________ e-mail_____________________________________________ Address____________________________________________ Town_______________State_________zip code__________ Telephone Numbers: Day__________Night________________ Order: Navel Oranges_____________________Boxes Pink Grapefuit_____________________Boxes Mixed Oranges/Grapefuits____________Boxes Tangelos__________________________Boxes Total Number of Boxes_______at $18.00 =Total ___________ Kiwanian Taking Order________________________________ Will Kiwanis need to deliver your order?________ / or will you pick up order yourself? ______ —————————————————————————————

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The Greenbush Garden Club is proud to announce winning several citations at The Federated Garden Clubs of New York State Fall District meeting. *Historic Preservation - “St. Michael’s The Archangel Church” *Preservation Beauty - “Fort Crailo Historic Site” *Horticulture Therapy *Publication - “Brochure” *Publicity - “Promotion, Public Relations” Our members are excited to be recognized for all the work they do in the community to make our piece of the Capital District more beautiful! Come visit our exhibit at Becker’s Farm Holiday Open House on December 3, 2011. Take a chance to win one of the beautiful Holiday baskets that will be raffled to help support the Joann Lally Memorial Garden Club Scholarship. Learn about becoming a member and browse though our memory books and visit with our members. Come see what The Greenbush Garden Club is all about. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone!!!

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COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID INFO NIGHT AT MAPLE HILL HIGH SCHOOL TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES Shop at our Ten Thousand Villages festival sale on November 26th from 1PM to 5PM at the Blooming Grove Reformed Church located at 706 Blooming Grove Drive (near the CDTA Park & Ride on RT 4 in No. Greenbush) Phone: 286-2910. You’ll find intriguing, handcrafted gifts, jewelry, personal accessories, home decor, sculpture, textiles and other incredible finds from around the world. Your purchases give artisans in developing countries opportunities to earn income that pays for food, education, healthcare and housing. Your support helps sustain longstanding trading relationships-relationships that empower artisans, support thriving businesses and strengthen communities. Finding special gifts for him, or unique gifts for her can be difficult. Each distinctive item in our collection is handmade by talented artisans around the world. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for her or gift ideas for him, we’ve got something for everyone on your shopping list. Each perfect gift gives twice, because the artisans are paid fairly for their work.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS’ 1st ANNUAL ALUMNI HALL OF FAME GALA The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County will be holding their 1st Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala on January 21, 2012. They are looking for Alumni members from 1956 to current to sit on the committee as well as nominees for the Hall of Fame induction. Anyone interested in sitting on the committee, looking for the criteria for nominations or tickets, contact the Club at 544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144 518465-3403. The event will take place at Birch Hill Inn, One Celebration Way, Schodack, NY.

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY On Saturday, November 19th, 10am-10pm there will be a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble, Colonie Center, to benefit the Castleton Public Library. A portion of sales, when accompanied with voucher (see our website: (www.castletonpubliclibrary.org) will go to the Castleton Public Library! In addition, the Friends will have many raffle baskets available that day. $1/chance to win! There will be many activities hosted by the Friends of the Library throughout the day. Stop by to enjoy music, dancing, storytelling and crafts! Please see the library’s website for a list of times and activities! Can’t make it on the 19th? You can order online from November 19th to November 24th. Go to www.bn.com/bookfairs and use bookfair ID: 10410942 at checkout. The library will also receive a portion of these sales.

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Maple Hill High School will host a College Financial Aid Information Night on Thursday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This free event is for parents and students who have questions about the financial aid process. Jim Hanley from the Higher Education Services Corporation will present on the financial aid process in general and provide information about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). There also will be time for questions and answers. For questions, please contact the Maple Hill High School Guidance Office at 732-7701.

A STEAMBOAT WORLD Tom Allison will present “A Steamboat World” on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, at 7:00PM at the Poestenkill Historical Society’s November program held in the Poestenkill Town Hall (RT 351) at 7:00PM. Once, the Hudson was the commercial life blood of the region. Tom weaves the age of sail and team together with the life and times of Samuel and Thomas Schuyler. Both men made significant contributions to the economy. Beginning with sloops and small passenger steamboats, they grew into the largest steam towboat company in this part of the country. Early photographs and newspaper clippings illustrate a very different river from the one we know today. The public is welcome to this free program. Refreshments will be provided by Lori Winslow. For further information, contact Pat at 283-5223.The Poestenkill Historical Society will also have the book of letters from Marcus Peck, local Civil War soldier for sale at the program.


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GUEST SPEAKER ON WORLD HUNGER & POVERTY at ZION’S U.C.C. Douglas Anderson, representing Church World Service/CROP, will be the guest speaker during Sunday worship, at 10 am on November 20th at Zion’s United Church of Christ of Sand Lake. Mr. Anderson is the director of the upstate New York regional office of Church World Service, located in Syracuse, NY. He has served in this position for thirty-five years as a layperson covering 48 counties of upstate New York. During this period, he has had four overseas trips to Central and South America, the Middle East, India and East Africa. In 35 years, the upstate NY office has generated $40 million of resources for CWS through CWS/CROP Hunger Walks, CWS Blankets Plus program and CWS Kits program. Zion’s United Church of Christ supports CWS each year with the collection of Hygiene Kits, School Kits, Blankets, and taking part in annual CROP Walks. Working with partners, Church World Service builds interfaith and intercultural coalitions to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice around the world. Zion’s United Church of Christ is located at 741 Taborton Road, 3.2 miles up Taborton Road from the intersection of Routes 66 and 43 in Sand Lake (corner with Gulf/Cumberland Farms). For more information, contact Pastor Bob Loesch at rkloesch@aol.com or 674-8204.

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Pvt. Timothy J. Lannigan Jr., Son of Mr. & Mrs. Timothy (Tina) Lannigan Sr., West Sand Lake, has completed Army Airborne Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He had previously graduated from Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Lee, Virginia in March. During Pvt. Lannigan’s training in Airborne School, he encountered daily physical fitness and parachute training. Pvt. Lannigan made 5 qualifying jumps from a C130. Pvt. Lannigan proved that he possesses the desire, motivation and the courage to join the elite fraternity known as “THE AIRBORNE”, where your wings are earned, not issued. Pvt Lannigan is now assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky.

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11th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CHOIRFEST The Joy of Troy Community SDA Church invites you to our 11th Annual Thanksgiving Choirfest on Saturday, November 19th, at 6:30PM. Choirs of all genres throughout the Capital Region will render songs of praise and thanks. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Concert Choir, Joy of Troy Community Choir, and the Body of Christ Gospel Choir will be among the several groups represented. Refreshments will be served after the concert. On Sunday, November 20th, at 4PM, the Joy of Troy presents Organist, Erich Borden in concert. Borden will delight listeners with sounds of the season. All are invited to enjoy the musical offerings of this talented organist. The church is located at 600 3rd Avenue, Lansingburgh; 518-273-6400; www.joyoftroy.org.

TOWN OF SAND LAKE CHRISTMAS PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING The holiday season is just around the corner and the Sand Lake Youth Department would like to invite you to help us celebrate! We will be holding our First Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 2nd. The parade will begin at 7PM and will be followed by a Tree Lighting and other Holiday activities at the Sand Lake Town Hall. The parade route will begin at the Lake Avenue Community Church, located on Lake Avenue. Then proceed down Old Route 66 to Route 43, through the village, and will end at the Sand Lake Town Hall. Immediately following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to meet the children at the Town Hall. If you or your organization/group is interested in being part of our parade, please visit www.townofsandlake.us and click on Youth Services for more information our email Barbara Glasser at youth@townofsandlake.us. We look forward to you joining us in the celebration of this special season.

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LEGISLATORS

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Leon

Phil

Michael

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As legislative representatives of District 2, including the towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Poestenkill, we are happy to provide our constituents with a report on actions taken at the October 11, 2011 legislative meeting. Along with the meeting, the past several weeks have included introduction of the annual county budget. County Executive Kathleen Jimino introduced the budget proposal on October 20, and the proposal stays within the state tax cap. The fact that the budget stays within the tax cap is good news for taxpayers. However, the 2012 budget is just the latest to be introduced without any meaningful or needed mandate relief. Relief from state and federal mandates was promised when the state tax cap was approved. Without meaningful mandate relief, needed county services will be jeopardized. County officials are hopeful meaningful mandate reform happens during the next several months to ensure services are protected during 2012 and have joined forces with other counties to continue lobbying for relief. Along with the budget proposal that stays within the tax cap, legislators also saw the completion of the first phase of the state-ordered expansion of the jail. We are pleased to report the project came in $3 million under cost, with the savings due in part to a decision supported by legislators to hire a project manager. The fact that the jail came in $3 million under budget is accompanied by news that the jail will potentially bring in several million annually from boarding inmates from other municipalities. Legislators played a role in helping manage the first phase of the jail project to completion and will continue to work with the sheriff to bring about revenues to defray the cost of the project. At the October 11 legislative meeting, we approved a resolution stating support for creation of the Return the Favor program, an effort that brings together merchants and community organizations to provide discounts and other benefits to veterans. We anticipate work on starting the project will begin this fall. The Legislature also approved purchase of snow and ice control materials for use during the coming winter. Residents are welcome to contact us at our legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at www.rensselaercounty.org.

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The Little Sisters of the Poor cordially invite you to join them on Saturday, November 19th, for their Annual Thanksgiving Turkey and Ham Drop to benefit the residents of Our Lady of Hope Residence in Latham. This annual fun way to give back to the senior community that has given so much over the years, will take place at Our Lady of Hope Residence, 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane in Latham(behind Saint Ambrose Church & School) from 10AM until 3PM. For more information, please call 518-785-4551. Several residents will dress up in Pilgrim costumes and along with several of the Little Sisters greet the donors and accept their generosity…get the entire family involved and show your support for the work of the Little Sisters as they commemorate their 140 years of service in the Capital Region. The food collected will be used to feed the elderly during the holidays and the first quarter of 2012. All donations are graciously accepted.

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MAPLE HILL HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES STUDENTS of the MONTH for NOVEMBER In an effort to recognize outstanding achievements of our students, Maple Hill High School presents each month a Student of the Month Award. For the month of November, 2011, the students selected to receive this recognition are: Freshman – Hunter Sanchez, Sophomore – Oteria Ludwig, Junior – Jennifer Hogan, Senior – Theresa Fuller Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sanchez, is nominated for being a student who is very hard-working, participates in class, and gets along well with others. He enjoys being in school and wants to do his best. Hunter is a member of Sources of Strength, Debate Club, and also works on the school yearbook. He enjoys the small school atmosphere here at Maple Hill. Hunter plans to go to law school in the future. Oteria, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Derek Ludwig, is nominated as being an excellent, dynamic, and personable young lady. She always contributes in the classroom discussion and others look to her for leadership. Oteria is a member of Key Club, International Club, and Odyssey of the Visual Arts group. She also works on the school yearbook. Outside of school she enjoys cooking and drawing. Oteria plans to attend college to become a Graphic Designer or work in a museum. Jennifer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hogan, is nominated for being a polite, respectful student who always tries her hardest. She is focused and shows interest in her classes. Jennifer loves to dance at the Eleanor School of Dance. She dances 5 – 6 days a week and is part of a competition team. She is a member of Band and Chorus. Jennifer is looking to go to college to study Genetic Engineering or Creative Writing with a minor in Dance. Theresa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fuller, is nominated for working hard and actively participating in her classes. She participates in Band, soccer, basketball, track and field. Theresa enjoys the close knit feel of Maple Hill. She volunteers her time at the Sacred Heart Church in the Youth Group. Theresa would like to attend Western New England College to become an Optometrist. The faculty and staff wish to congratulate these students on being selected November students of the month for their respective grades.


GREAT TRAIN EXTRAVAGANZA 2011 The Upstate Train Associates and the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) are proud to bring you the annual “Great Train Extravaganza.” The event will be held at the Empire State Convention Center in Downtown Albany, NY with easy access to I-787 from 10AM to 4PM on Sunday, December 4th. Price is still only $5 for adults and pre-teens are free when accompanied by an adult. There will be operation layouts in most if not all gauges. Following a highly successful trial run last year, the Roaming Railroad will be returning with train rides for kids and grandkids. The ideal place to do your holiday shopping, there will be more than 200 tables of model trains, train sets, parts & accessories, scenery items, books, videos, DVDs, prints, railroad memorabilia and related items for sale. In addition there will be educational displays and free Seminars. For more information, please go to our website: www.gtealbany.com or call (518) 668-9892 or send email to trains@gtealbany.com.

FINAL WORD ON SCHODACK DEMS BOYCOTT Letter to the Editor: After my paid political ad appeared here, just days before the Schodack Town Board election, the Schodack Democrats website featured a new headline: “In response to David Crawmer’s hit piece in the Advertiser”. In that response, Linda Underwood continued to illustrate her complete disconnect with reality. She suggested I ran the ad for the benefit of the Republican Candidates she was running against. The fact is that I never met them, didn’t know what they stood for and was careful not to endorse them or even mention their names. I didn’t even have political signs on the lawn as Ms Underwood had falsely accused me of before when she advocated the boycott of my business. My ad suggested she was unfit to serve on the board because her attempted boycott was counterproductive to the town’s progress. This new page on the Schodack Democrats website features as much fiction as her original boycott webpage (since deleted). She falsely attributes a description of one of the other boycotted business owners to me by placing quotation marks around her words. Using wild innuendo she then accuses that person of stalking her, of being my source of information and of being aligned with me. But once again, this is a product of her hyperactive imagination. The sources of my information were SEVERAL area businessmen who all, independent of any prior communication with each other, suggested that Linda Underwood would have been the Schodack Democrat behind the boycott. The other source of my information was the Schodack Dems’ website itself where these business owners’ names, addresses, phone numbers, websites and email addresses were listed along with her admonition to contact each one and what to harass them (and me) about. I had never met or spoken to any of those businessmen before (or since) calling to inform them that they were the subject of an extremely lame boycott attempt. I wish to thank each and every voter who chose not to put Linda Underwood on the town board. You have put my mind at ease and helped me to continue to contribute to the town’s tax base and employ several of our recent high school graduates. ~David Crawmer, Greenbush Computer Fare Editor’s 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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WINTER WALK FOR THE HOMELESS It all begins Thursday, December 1, 2011, with our Kick-Off Reception at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom (126 Campbell Avenue) from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Please join us for dinner, music, dancing, a raffle and a silent auction! On Saturday, December 3, 2011, our annual Pancake Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. at the First Baptist Church (82 3rd St). We then will meet to commence the Winter Walk at Barker Park – next door to the church – at 10:45 a.m. The Winter Walk is a 10-block walk through downtown Troy that helps raise awareness of homelessness in Troy. After the walk, please join us back at the First Baptist Church for a post-walk reception! The Troy Victorian Stroll begins at Noon on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at Monument Square. Joseph’s House volunteers and staff will be selling Holiday Wreaths throughout the weekend. Three different styles of wreaths will be available. Wreaths will be available for purchase at the Kick-Off Reception, at various points along the Winter Walk, and along the Victorian Stroll. A wreath kiosk will also be set up in front of the Old Navy Store at Crossgates Mall on Friday, December 2, 2011, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walkers recruit pledges and raise thousands of dollars towards the needs of our homeless guests. If you’d like to gather pledges, make a personal donation, or just want to walk in solidarity with us, please contact: Paul Dellio, Community Liaison - (518) 272-2544.

ATTENTION AVERILL PARK HIGH SCHOOL 1986 GRADUATES The Class of ’86 is having a 25 Year Reunion on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at Moscatiello’s on Rte 4 in North Greenbush from 7-11pm. (www.moscatiellos.com) The cost will be $20 per person collected at the door, which wil l include music, hors ‘doeuvres and soda. There will be a cash bar. Please email AverillPark86@gmail.com if you (and guest) plan to attend so we can get an approximate count and friend us on Facebook (Averill Park High School Class of ’86) for more information. Please spread the word to all 1986 graduates!

HOLIDAY SHOPPING TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED Local all-volunteer animal rescue organization, The Animal Support Project, has helped companion animals and their owners from Hurricane Katrina to Tropical Storm Lee. We intervene with solutions when jobs are lost, owners take ill or when animals are otherwise threatened. Now more than ever, the animals need your help and we can help you with your holiday shopping. To support our efforts, we are hosting our second annual Holiday Happening: a vendor fair and silent auction featuring local craftspeople, wine tasting and a book signing. Local author/ illustrator team, Jimmy Badavino and Christie Colangione-B, “The Santa Clock,” and “That’s Why They’re Called Punkins,” will be signing copies of their books which will be available for sale. Come find that unique gift for those on your list, and benefit needy animals at the same time—the more gifts you cross off your list, the more you help the animals. Join us on Saturday, November 26th, 1-5:00 p.m., at The Carousel Ballrooms at Sterup Square, 2113 State Highway 7, Troy, NY, just east of Brunswick. For directions, go to www.sterupsquare.com. Visit The Animal Support Project at www.theanimalsupportproject.org or find us on Facebook.

Thank You Nassau! We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the residents of Nassau for their overwhelming support on Election Day. We look forward to working with all members of our community as we continue to move Nassau forward while respecting our past. Again, thank you for your support. David Fleming, Supervisor Ron Sears, Councilman-Elect Lani Rafferty, Councilwoman-Elect Sandy Rings, Town Clerk-Elect Sandy Doyle, Tax Collector-Elect Fred McCagg, Highway Superintendent paid advertisement

E.G. 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, November 18th, at 930AM at the East Greenbush Library. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our Chapter and meet new friends! Find out more information on our website at www. momsclubgreenbush.com or by emailing us at momsclubgreenbush@gmail.com.

CAPITAL DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING The Capital District Genealogical Society invites you to our monthly meeting co-sponsored with the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie at the William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road in Loudonville on Saturday, November 19th, from 2:30PM to 4PM. Why Did They come Here? Thinking about Your Family in Its Historical Context. Speaker: Robert W. Arnold III - Public historian retired from the New York State Archives and past Albany County Historian, more credentials too extensive to list here. Special interest group meetings: German Genealogy at 12PM; Irish Genealogy at 12:30PM; Computer Group at 1PM - 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.org.

K. TOTH NAMED to WHO’S WHO AMONG STUDENTS in AMERICAN UNIV. & COLL. Katie Toth of West Sand Lake, NY, majoring in Psychology at Western New England University, has been selected for inclusion in the 2011-2012 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Toth is one of 33 students from Western New England University who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders. The University’s nominating committee and editors of the annual directory have included Toth based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

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Dawn’s Back! RESERVATIONS: (518) 283-1251 SLCA GALLERY PRESENTS PHOTOGRAPHS of WILLIAM HETZER The Sand Lake Center for the Arts gallery will exhibit the photographs of William Hetzer beginning on Nov. 16th - Dec. 31st. Be prepared to enter a magic realm where photography becomes painting and real objects morph into surreal images. Exploring all of the possibilities of manipulation available to the photographer today, Hetzer creates enhanced reality and discovers beauty in the most mundane objects. He notes “I have a fascination with abandoned places, long forgotten relics of society but still useful as objects for the eye.” The gallery is located at 2880 NY 43, one half mile east of the blinking light in Averill Park, NY. Gallery hours are Wed. & Fri. from 10am-12pm and during events. Call 518-674-2007 or visit www.slca-ctp.org for more information.

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• Family Movie Night - November 18th at 6pm. Free popcorn and beverages served. Contact the library for movie details. • 3rd Annual Fall Feast - November 21st at 6:00pm. Bring in your favorite Thanksgiving snack to share and listen to Thanksgiving stories and watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”. • Faerie Tales with Lady Slipper - November 30th at 6:30pm. Lady Slipper, a local woodland faerie, regales her young audiences with tales of fellow faerie folk. She will be enchanting us with “The Elf on the Shelf” and “Faeries and the Cake Baker”. We will then have a feast of chocolate cake and faerie juice! For more information, or to register for any of these programs, please call 766-2715 or e-mail nassaufreelibrary@gmail.com.

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Community, 43 Brookside Avenue, Wynantskill presents Concert Number 1 in our 2011-2012 Concert Series, featuring The Arcadia Ensemble, Iridescenses, Kairos, and The Musicians of Ma’alwyck, on Saturday, November 19th, at 7PM featuring The Arcadia Ensemble. The Arcadia Ensemble will present a festive selection of music with a repertoire spanning from early to new music performed by Angela Gosse, trumpet; Nancy Loesch, soprano; Maria Helena Tharp, organist and Stephen Tharp, organist. Tickets are available at the door: Adults – $15; Students and Seniors – $10; Season Subscription – $55. For more information, visit naamusic.com.

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ESQUATAK FUNDRAISER Wondering what to do with your old “stuff”? Going to an ESQUATAK fundraiser should help you to decide whether to keep it, sell it, or trash it. A representative of Meissner’s Auction Service will do appraisals on November 18th beginning at 7 p.m. at the Schodack Town Hall at the intersection of Route 20 and Schuurman Road. A $5.00 donation at the door will allow for one appraisal. Refreshments will be served.

United Neighbors Concerned About General Electric & Dewey Loeffel Landfill (UNCAGED) will be holding our monthly meeting on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at the Nassau Free Library (Rte. 20), starting at 6:30PM. Meetings cover issues derived from the complex Dewey Loeffel Toxic Landfill (Mead Road Nassau ~ approx. 46,000 tons of hazardous chemicals mixtures ~ VOCs ~ PCBs). Please feel free to join us for any concerns or questions you may have and for any updates, contact us at: UNCAGED, P.O. Box 114 East Schodack, New York 12063 or at: UNCAGEDDLL@aol.com.


THANK YOU TO EAST GREENBUSH FROM THE HOMETOWN LEADERSHIP TEAM OF KEITH LANGLEY, DAN FIACCO, ED GILBERT, AND CORINE SHELDON We would like extend our appreciation to all our friends, family and supporters. We could not have accomplished what we did without all of you. From the beginning, it was clear to us that we were never alone in our pursuit of a better East Greenbush. Whether you helped with fund-raising, handing out literature, making calls, or just giving us your support when we knocked on your door, the positive support we received was invaluable and has made it much easier for us to carry on through the long election season. Thank you all again. Paid Advertisement

DEAR AVERILL PARK SCHOOL DIST. COMMUNITY MEMBERS I would like to continue to provide insight on work being done by your district’s school system. The Board of Education (BOE) is currently seeking input from the community in regards to the superintendent search. • To provide input on the qualities you would like to see in our new superintendent, an on-line survey is available on the district’s web site. Paper copies of the survey will also be available in all of the district’s schools and in area businesses. Survey responses will be collected until December 9, 2011. After that time, the results will be compiled and a summary report provided to the BOE and the community. • In addition to the survey, there will be a community public forum to solicit input on priorities for the district and for the new Superintendent. This forum will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:30 PM in the High School cafeteria. The remainder of the timeline, as well as more detail on the steps taken to date, is posted on the District website (http:// www.averillpark.k12.ny.us/) under the Superintendent Search Process section. At the November 15th BOE meeting, members of our Administrative team provided a comprehensive report regarding the newly mandated Annual Professional Performance Review. It was a very informative session on an unfunded mandate imposed on the district to meet the requirements associated with the Federal Race to the Top funds. The presentation is available on the District website. We welcome you to join us for the following upcoming BOE presentations and school programs: • December 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm in the LGI at the High School – Overview of the Property Tax Levy Cap and How it Affects School Districts • Throughout November and December, take in one or more of our wonderful student events. Check out the schedule of Winter Concerts, Holiday Productions, and Sports Competitions on our website. I would ask that you join us in becoming informed citizens on the challenges we will be facing this year. Working together as a community, we will be able to weather the storm and insure that our kids are able to receive the best education we can afford. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Michael Marcelle, our Superintendent, or me. ~Chris Foster, Board President

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!! With the holiday season fast approaching, we all know economic times are hard. As a result, many people in our community are out of work and families are unable to celebrate the holiday season. The Castleton Volunteer Ambulance is working with the Castleton Anchor, a not-for-profit organization, to collect donations of new and gently used toys. We will also accept clothing for children and adults. The boys and girls range in age from 5 months thru 16 years old. Shoes would also be appreciated, sizes range from children’s 8 thru adult 6. Adult clothing needed: sweatshirts, gloves, socks, etc. Normal household items would also be useful: examples - laundry soap, dish detergent, razors, shave cream, etc. Donations may be dropped off at the ambulance garage at 1700 Brookview Road from 7AM to 6PM, Monday - Friday until December 16th, or contact Todd at 518-365-5397 for more information. Let’s show people the TRUE meaning of Christmas!

J. SCHONGAR RECEIVES WHITE LAB COAT The Western New England University College of Pharmacy formally welcomed Jeremy Schongar of Troy, NY, into the profession during a White Coat Ceremony held on October 29. Schongar is one of 75 members in the College of Pharmacy’s inaugural class. During the ceremony, Schongar pledged to uphold the highest ideals and received a white lab coat to signify the role of caregiver.

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Several local residents are taking part in an internship this fall through SUNY Oswego’s Experience-Based Education Program. They are (with their internship in parentheses): Nicole A. Ouellette of Schodack Drive in Castleton, a junior public relations major; (student athlete mentors, on the SUNY Oswego campus). John M. Bobilin-Stahl of Second Avenue in Troy, a senior art major; (art department, on the SUNY Oswego campus). Adam R. Wolfe of Piney Point Road in Troy, a senior journalism major; (WRVO radio station, on the SUNY Oswego campus). The Experience-Based Education Program at Oswego places students in internships and career awareness opportunities that allow them to earn college credits while garnering valuable real-life experience.

The Salvation Army bells will be rung at the East Greenbush Wal-Mart all day and evening Thursday, December 1st, in memory of Christopher Bascom on what would have been his 25th birthday. As in years past, family members and friends will serve as bell-ringers to honor a boy who was himself giving in nature. Christopher was 16 years old and a junior at Columbia High School when he was killed by a hit and run driver in November, 2003. To honor his life and the values he held dear, it seems especially appropriate to commemorate his birthday by helping others. His passion was to make others happy; thus, his spirit and compassion for others will be perpetuated by ringing the bells in his memory. The Salvation Army provides multiple kinds of assistance to the needy throughout the year, and at Christmas time it focuses on helping the less fortunate by providing them with toys, food, and other necessities. Therefore, people who want to honor Christopher, as well as contribute to a worthy cause, are encouraged to donate money to the Salvation Army in his memory. Such contributions may be made in person at the East Greenbush Wal-Mart (or wherever there is a Salvation Army kettle) or sent directly to the Salvation Army Headquarters Troy Corps, 410 River St., Troy, NY 12180.

LINDA UNDERWOOD RESPONDS TO CRAWMER’S PRE-ELECTION ATTACK PIECE Letter to the Editor: It is sad that Schodack Town incumbents were so frightened of someone running on issues this year that they had to resort to their tried-and-true personal smear tactics, this time via the pre-election attack piece by David Crawmer. The source of David Crawner’s information – described by him to be a “businessman from Amsterdam” - has been cyberstalking and threatening me for more than eight months, long before I decided to run for Town Board. He focused on me after reading some of my comments on Congressman Chris Gibson’s FaceBook page. These personal attacks escalated to the point that I feared for my safety and that of my mother so I contacted the State Police. He has been under investigation to determine if he has broken any laws, including aggravated harassment, criminal impersonation and identity theft. Sadly, because I was a candidate, I have fewer protections than the average citizen. Some of what this “Amsterdam businessman” has done: Threatened to come to my home, force his way in and “demand” that I give back my pension. He tried to solicit others to join him. Created fake yahoo mail accounts with names similar to mine and used them to create multiple fake FaceBook profiles using my name, profile picture and all of my personal information. He also created several fake campaign pages under my name, posting extreme points of view. He then went to Congressman Gibson’s wall to bring other people’s attention to them, insisting they were by the “real Linda Underwood.” The attacks were so frequent and personal that Congressman Gibson banned him from posting there. The “businessman” created multiple fake profiles to circumvent the ban. At one point, my 91-year-old mother reported seeing the same car parked outside of our house for several days in a row. It sped away when she went outside. This is the person David Crawmer has aligned himself with in an attempt to defame me. Judge for yourself. ~Respectfully, Linda Underwood - Castleton Editor’s 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.

STEPHENTOWN TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURN. The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday November 19th, in the Stephentown Fire Hall located at 37 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, December 3rd, 2011.For further information, please call John Linton at 518-733-0469.

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Santa & Mrs. Claus Will be in town Sat. Dec. 3rd, 10am-2pm for photos and to collect your Christmas Wish List.

Grace United Methodist Church of Nassau is selling the Albany area Entertainment Book for only $30, plus Out-of-Town books at varied costs. Remember not only savings on restaurants, but movies, sporting events, hotels, automotive services, museums and family fun. They will be available until Dec. 15th by calling Marcia at 766-4746, Linda at 766-4236 or Kathy at 766-4508. You can also purchase them at Brown Integrated Chiropractic at the Edwards Chiropractic location at 1542 Columbia Turnpike.

Just $1500 for a 5”x7” photo

PASSION FOR FASHION STUDIO • 331-1000 (New #) 3049B NY 43, Averill Park (Across From Jiff-e-mart)

• If you can’t make the 22nd, call to schedule your FREE SPA SERVICE for Nov. 23-30th!

JOIN US NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE FOR Holiday Discounts & STRESS-FREE SHOPPING Gift Advice & Ideas!

Spa Service Specials • 20% Off All Manicures & Pedicures • Buy 1 Facial, Get 1 50% Off • Buy 1 Massage, Get 50% Off a Shellac Manicure or Pedicure • $1 Raffle or $5 Arm’s Length for any FREE 1 Hour Spa Service (drawing on Dec. 24th)

• Create Your Own Discounted Spa Package!

Product Specials • For each product you purchase, receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win up to $50 in products! • With purchase of 3 or more full-size products. Deduct $1.00 per item. (3 products=$3 off; 5 products=$5 off) Above offers cannot be combined

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Your money will go a lot further at

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Holiday OPEN HOUSE & Preview Sat., Nov. 19th 10:30-5:30pm Fine affordable gifts Unique holiday decor

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Open Registration starts Dec. 10th Classes begin January 9th

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HARDWOOD FLOORING SALE 3”, 4” or 5” Clear/Com Red Maple $1.99 Sq Gift 3”- 4” Com Ash ~ $2.50 Sq C 3” or 4” Com Birch ~ $2.50 Sq Aertificates vailable 5” Com Maple ~ $2.99 Sq 3” or 4” Clear/Com. Mix White Oak ~ $3.50 Sq Limited Quantities

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We have been pleased in the past with the community response to our Adopt A Family for Christmas project in which an individual, family, organization or business provides gifts for a needy family. Perhaps your organization or family would like to participate in this project. For details about how the program works, you may call the store on most days, (9AM-4PM, Mon.-Fri. & Sat. AM) and talk to our volunteer coordinator, Nancy Rockwell or one of the volunteers who staff the store. Please let us know your plans by November 30, so we can best match the families with the donors. Doors of Hope appreciates the continuing support of the community. ~Naomi Boel, D.O.H. Board Member

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Healthy Connection A Special Page Dedicated to Informative Health News Most Insurances Accepted

FAMILY DENTAL General & Cosmetic Dentistry Crowns • Bridges • Root Canal Treatment Veneers • Dentures • Teeth Whitening

Dr. Angela Dong, DDS

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FOR PERSONS WITH DIABETES, A FOOT EXAM CAN BE A LIFE SAVER ARE YOU TROUBLED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S DRINKING? AL-ANON CAN HELP Alcoholism is a worldwide issue causing problems not only for the drinker but for everyone connected with that person as well. Al-Anon Family Groups offer help and hope through free, weekly support meetings for family and friends of alcoholics. Members share their experience, strength, and hope in dealing with the frustrations and feelings of helplessness caused by a loved one’s problem drinking. People in Al-Anon use first names only, and confidentiality and anonymity are carefully protected. Newcomers are relieved to learn there is a place where they can share their troubles without being judged. Al-Anon members use the Twelve Steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to face challenges and find spiritual support and recovery from the effects of the disease of alcoholism. They find solutions that lead to serenity and peace of mind, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. Alateen is a part of Al-Anon specifically for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. For more information about Al-Anon and Alateen in the Capital District, call 518-292-0577 or visit www.al-anon-8ny.org.

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) is speaking out on the important link between regular foot exams and diabetes management. And two studies show podiatric care can save limbs, lives and healthcare dollars. The Thomson Reuters Healthcare Study addresses cost savings, with podiatric patients incurring lower costs and fewer amputations. The American Diabetes Association estimates the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes is $174 billion. A Duke University study concluded that persons visiting a podiatrist and/or a lower-extremity clinician specialist within a year before developing all-stage complications were between 23 percent and 69 percent less likely to have an amputation compared with individuals who visited other health professionals. The NYSPMA recommends that if any of these symptoms are discovered to visit a podiatrist immediately: · Redness · Numbness · Swelling · Cold to touch · Inflammation · Change in shape · Slow-healing cuts NYSPMA has over 1,200 members across 13 divisions in New York State. Visit www.nyspma.org to find a podiatrist.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUP NAMI Troy Rensselaer offers a FREE support group for family members, caregivers, and friends of individuals suffering with mental illness. We meet at the SUNYA School of Public Health; East Campus; One University Place; Rensselaer, NY 12144, every first and third Weds of each month at 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Mental Illness doesn’t just affect the individual but everyone around them. It hurts to see someone you love in pain. Please plan on joining us for much needed support. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! If you would like further information about NAMI, or our support group, please call Mary Beth Honsinger @ 588-6949 or Mary Crowley @ 227-6701. Our email address is namitroyrenss@aol.com.

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FREE HEARING CLINIC Rensselaer County ’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton continues to offer a free monthly hearing clinic with an independent instrument hearing specialist, (who will also clean your hearing aids). November clinic will be held on Wednesday, the 23rd, at 10:30 a.m. All Rensselaer County seniors 60 years of age and older welcome; reservations appreciated, walk ins welcome 279-3413.

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICARE It’s that time of the year again! Open enrollment for Medicare part D and Health Insurance is open; which means, if you need to make any changes with your current plan, or if you’re not sure that you need to make any changes, this the time you must decide. We offer free assistance by a qualified HICAP counselor at the Edward C. Swartz Senior Center in Schodack. There is a time limit to make these changes. Open enrollment now until December 7th, 2011. If you’re not sure that the plan you have is not best for you, or you just have questions, don’t hesitate to call the center and make an appointment. We are here for you. Rensselaer County’s Department of the Aging (HICAP) Health Insurance Counseling Assistance Program is always available not only during the open enrollment period. For more information, please call 477-6581.

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DISNEY PARK HOPPER RAFFLE TO BENEFIT RESIDENTS of ELIZABETH HOUSE The Elizabeth House, a community residence for women recovering from drug and alcohol addictions in Troy, NY is raffling off 4 Disney one–day Park Hopper Passes. These passes are valued at $120 apiece and provide admission to each of the theme parks including; Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. 100% of the benefits from this raffle will be used to fund the upcoming holiday needs of both the residents and their children. Tickets will cost $20.00 an entry (for all four passes) and a winner will be drawn on December 16th. To purchase tickets, please contact Aubrie Graves or any staff member at Elizabeth House at 272-0206. Raffle tickets can be picked up at 106 9th Street in Troy.

YOUNG ADULT PARENT/CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP This education/support group is for parents and caregivers residing in Rensselaer County who have a young adult (age 16-24) with a mental health and/or substance abuse issue. This is an opportunity to meet other parents/caregivers who understand what you are going through and to learn about community resources /supports. This is not a therapy group and you can come just to listen. Please join us. We will be meeting the following Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 on Nov. 30 and Dec. 14. Location: Italian Community Center, 1450 5th Avenue in Troy, NY 12180, (Use door on right side of bldg – go to second floor) Any questions? Contact Debbie at 270-2841 or Kirstein at 270-2829 or email at (dpeterson@rensco.com) or (kdonvito@rensco.com)

Ludder’s Country Home Care A wonderful alternative to nursing home care Providing compassionate, 24/7 long-term care for the elderly who may have special needs or a disability; who is trying to live independently and remain in a home environment. Our goal is to provide family members with relief from the day-to-day responsibilities of caregiving so they can tend to other obligations. We provide quality eldercare that allows your loved one to remain in a home setting, with the dignity and peace of mind that they deserve.

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Pondview Family Dental Services, P.C. •Full Dentures & Partials •Root Canals •Crown & Bridge •Cosmetic Bonding •Dental Implants

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES RENSSELAER CO. - NOVEMBER 2011 • 11/18/2011, 8AM to 1PM - Troy Boys and Girls Club – Gym, 1700 7th Avenue, Troy; • 11/19/2011, 8AM to 1PM - Van Rensselaer Masonic Lodge - Dining Hall, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush; • 11/22/2011, 8:30AM to 1:30PM - Hedley Park Place – Bloodmobile, 433 River Street, Troy; • 11/25/ 2011, 1PM to 6PM - Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Corporation - Dining Hall, 1700 Brookview Road, Castleton on Hudson; • 11/28/2011, 12PM to 6PM - Troy Masonic Temple - Dining Room, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy; • 11/29/2011, 9:30AM to 3PM - Hudson Valley Community College Siek Campus Center Exhibition Room, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy; • 11/30/2011, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Hoosick Falls High School – Gym, 21187 NY Route 22, Hoosick Falls.

“MEDICAID HIGHLIGHTS FOR CAREGIVERS” Educational seminar held by telephone conference call on Wednesday, November 30th, from 7pm-8pm; participate from home. Speaker: JulieAnn Calareso, Esq; Elder Law Attorney, Burke & Casserly P.C. Open to families caring for loved ones throughout the Capital Region. Funded by Albany County Department for Aging and an investment from the United Way of the Greater Capital Region. Advance registration is required; call Senior Services of Albany’s Caregiver Connection program at 6943511.

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KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP AT THE NASSAU LIBRARY Come to the Nassau Library at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 18th, to view the DVD “Staying Sharp.” You will discover how learning and memory change with age and what you can do to have a brain-healthy lifestyle. You will also get information about some of the brain disorders and diseases that affect an aging population. This is a free program, and participants will receive booklets, bookmarks and puzzles that promote mental exercise. Call the library to register: 766-2715.

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RESERVATIONS for the Holidays... For your family & Beer & Wing THANKSGIVING EVE Specials business Reserve a table today for the family. Opening 7pm get-togethers. It’s Party Time! Celebrate with us &

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We will Be OPEN Thanksgiving Day at 4pm For

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The Rensselaer Senior Center is pleased to announce that we will have local author James Brieg with us to present and discuss his new nonfiction book, “Searching for Sergeant Bailey: Saluting an Ordinary Soldier of World War II,” on November 17th at 11:30AM. In this non-fiction book, he highlights history from a soldier’s childhood in rural Virginia to wartime. “Thanksgiving” Special Dinner will immediately follow the presentation. Menu: Sliced Turkey w/ Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Carrots and Pumpkin Pie for dessert. To sign up, or for more information, please contact 463-2166. Suggested Contribution for lunch $2.50

Gregory House 3016 Rt. 43, Averill Park 674-3774

Best Wishes For a Wonderful Holiday

ROAST BEEF DINNER On Saturday, November 19th, the Niverville / Chatham Center United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Family Style Roast Beef Dinner starting at 4:30PM to 7PM. Come and enjoy roast beef, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, coleslaw, rolls, pie and drinks all for only $11 for adults, $5 for children 13 and under and children under 5 are free (eat-in only). Eat-in or takeouts available. We are located at 28 Church Street, Niverville, and can be reached at 518-784-5103.

TSATSAWASSA FIRE CO. BREAKFAST The Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company will hold their monthly breakfast on Sunday, November 20, from 8AM to Noon at their firehouse located on Firehouse Lane behind the post office near the intersection of Routes 20 and 66N in Brainard. Breakfast will consist of patron’s choice of pancakes or French toast, bacon or sausage, eggs prepared to order, toast, applesauce, orange juice and beverage.

Open 7 Days

Restaurant SHRIMP Holiday Specials Daily PLATTERS Shrimp

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Gather with your friends Thanksgiving Eve Live Entertainment starting at 9pm! Danny B. & The Bowriders ~ Drink Specials ~

Market Specials

Bluefish Dinner includes hand peeled fresh cooked Includes hand-peeled, fresh,large Little Neck Clams........$4.69 doz. Platters ALL shrimp, cocktail sauce & lemon garnish Clam Dinner large shrimp, cocktail sauce Bag....................$69 $7.95 Arctic200ct. & lemon garnish Char....................$10.99 lb. Catfish Dinner Jumbo Stuffed Clams.....$2.25 ea. count....$24 Cajun40 Catfish Dinner Cleaned Squid................$6.99 lb. 60 count....$36 Whitefish Dinner Crab Cakes.....................$3.95 ea. 80 count....$48 Trout Dinner Salmon............................$9.99 lb. 100 count..$60 Swordfish......................$11.99 lb. Special Soft Shell Crabs..............$3.95 ea. Oysters...$11.99 pint$8.95 Swordfish Dinner Homemade Seafood Salad...$6.99 lb.

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The next St Jude’s Knights of Columbus All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast will be on November 20th in Dammann Hall at 24 Dana Ave., Wynantskill. All the Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, eggs, hash browns, fruit, and bagels that you can eat! All served with hot coffee and a smile by our Knights! We will have a box available to collect items for local vets who get service at the Albany VA Hospital. See bulletin insert for details. Items that are needed for vets who are admitted as an emergency or are in need include coffee, disposable razors, denture cups, juice drink boxes, PB or cheese snack packs, creamora, suspenders, Wal-Mart or supermarket gift cards. Breakfast is served 8am to 11am. Cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12 years old. Children under 6 are free. Contact parish office (518) 283-1162.


AVERILL PARK CENTER

Set A Beautiful Table- Leave The Rest To Us! Treat your family and guests to the Order by OPTIMAL TURKEY FEAST!

Tues 11/22

Enjoy a meticulously prepares 14-16lb. roasted $19500 turkey with sumptuous sides including plus tax butternut bisque, House cranberry relish, roasted root vegetables- and our homemade herbed dressing,, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, dinner rolls, and (2) 10� pies. (Also our full thanksgiving menu is available to take out)

Join Us For THANKSGIVING DINNER served noon-7pm A La Carte Menu Includes: 4 Exceptional Appetizers, 2 Seasonal Salads, Butternut Bisque, 5 Dinner Entrees Featuring Traditional Turkey Dinner Plus Salmon, Lamb, Cod, & Filet Mignon

Serving Dinner: Tues-Sat 5-9pm, SUN 4-8pm 674-1880 • Rt. 43, West Sand Lake ALL MENUS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE:

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SULLIVAN-JONES VFW POST 7466 SPAGHETTI DINNER

SCHODACK VALLEY PIZZA NIGHT

The Sullivan-Jones VFW Post 7466 of Poestenkill will be hosting the following event: • Family Style Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 19th, from 5:30PM to 7PM, Cost: Adults/$8, Children (12yrs-5yrs)/$4 and Children under 5yrs are free.

Come join us for Pizza Night on November 19th at the Schodack Valley Fire House from 5PM to 9PM. Bring the family for Pizza, Antipasto, Wings and more. Additional seating will be available. Our featured Pizza’s this month will be Meatlovers and Hawaiian. As always, you can eat-in or take-out. For take-out, call us at 477-4215.

ROAST PORK DINNER On Saturday, November 19th, the Emmanuel Reformed Church will be hosting its annual Roast Pork Dinner with servings at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy boneless roast pork surrounded by butternut squash, green beans, mashed potatoes, apple sauce, pie and beverages all for only $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6-12, and free to children 5 and under. The church is located at 1150 Maple Hill Road in Castleton adjacent to the Maple Hill High School. Our facility is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Call 732-7766 for reservations and takeouts. This delicious dinner is a sellout every year, so make your reservations early; we don’t want to miss the pleasure of serving you!

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PAOLO LOMBARDI’s FAMILY MEAL DEALS! Take Home Orders: Tues, Wed & Thurs From 3:30-6:00pm

$1499 Dinner for 2 • $1999 Dinner for 4 • $2899 Dinner for 6

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ST. DAVID’S ROAST PORK DINNER On Sunday, November 20th, St. David’s Episcopal Church will be serving a Roast Pork Dinner including Chicken Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Squash, Apple Sauce and Gingerbread w/Apple Cider Sauce, between noon and 1:30PM. We also prepare for the gluten intolerant.We are located at 2647 Brookview Dr. in Castleton. For reservations, please call Gail at 766-4029.

712-5122 Homemade CAKES, PIES, CHEESECAKES, & COOKIES

HOURS: Sun: 8-2, Mon: CLOSED, Tues: 5-9. Wed: by app’t, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 8-7;

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674-1770 HAM DINNER at SALEM UMC Salem United Methodist Church on Shaver Road in West Sand Lake will be holding a Ham dinner on November 19th, from 4:30pm till 6pm. The dinner includes Harvard beets, butternut squash, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, raisin sauce for the ham, rolls, and homemade pies. Reservations appreciated (but not required) by calling the church office weekdays at 674-3106. We look forward to providing the community with a wonderful all-you-can-eat dinner at the small price of $11.

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Home Improvement GUIDE

POESTENKILL WATER DISTRICT RESIDENTS Residents of the Town of Poestenkill Water District should note that the Town Board has moved a motion providing for free water meters and water hook up applications through December 31, 2011. The Poestenkill Town Board has continued to waive the $40 Water District Hook Up Application fee and the $150 water meter fee through that date. Persons interested in connecting to the water district should contact Robert Brunet, the Water District Manager at 283-5100 ext. 102. Residents should be aware that no waiver is contemplated after January 1, 2012. For additional information, contact the Water Manager or call the Town Clerk at 283-5100 ext. 103.

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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.

RED MILL SCHOOL PTO CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW The Red Mill School PTO is proud to announce our annual craft & vendor show on Saturday, December 3rd, from 8AM-2PM in our school gym. All proceeds benefit the PTO. For more information, or to reserve a space, please contact Sherri Krug at: Sherrikrug@nycap.rr.com or 577-0403. Come out and do some of your Holiday shopping and have a picture taken with Santa.

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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, November 19th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (business attire for men and women, a babies’ room, a children’s room, women’s plus sizes, winter coats), books and toys. The Christmas Shop is over-flowing! The Thrift Shop is handicappedaccessible and can be entered from the parking lot in the rear of the building.

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athlete of the week

ST. JUDE’S STUDENTS RACE FOR EDUCATION

Casey Slocum ~Most Dedicated~ by Megan Keeler

by Claire Everett If one were to walk through the hallways after 2:30 pm this week, you would hear the shouts of wrestlers, the squeaking of basketball sneakers, and the repetitive footfalls of indoor track. Girls and boys basketball, wrestling, basketball cheerleading, indoor track, and bowling all started this Monday. For many, this was the week to put it all on the line and prove to the coach that you have what it takes. There is one Averill Park athlete who has been putting it on the line since early September. Andrew Tario was the only Averill Park runner to attend the Cross Country state meet on Saturday, November 12th. Tario placed 26th out of 129 runners. He ran his race in 17:54 with a pace of a 5:47 mile. Outstanding job and congratulations on such a successful season! Congratulations to all athletes who made an Averill Park team; I can’t wait to cover your upcoming competitions! Fans should be excited about attending the future games! Schedules can be found on the website http:// www.highschoolsports.net. I will also give you weekly updates, so there are no excuses…come support our Warriors!!

TURKEY TROT PACKET PICK UP OPENS SATURDAY, NOV. 19th Just over one week remains until the 64th Troy Turkey Trot! Mayor Harry Tutunjian announced that Troy Turkey Trot pre-race packet pick up opens this Saturday, November 19th, in the Troy Atrium at 49 Fourth Street. Registrants will be able to pick up their bibs, tee shirts, and race packets from 9 AM thru 5:30 PM; and then again, Monday, November 21st, Tuesday, November 22nd, and Wednesday, November 23rd from 9 AM thru 8:30 PM. Race packet pick up will be closed on Sunday, November 20th. Also, with just over one week to go before the 64th running of Troy’s Turkey Trot, there’s still time to register. Registration will be open online until noon Wednesday, November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving. In person or mail registration will close at 4 PM, Tuesday, November 22nd. There is no day-ofrace registration. Mayor Harry Tutunjian said “There’s still time left to sign up for the Capital District’s oldest and most popular road running race. Thousands of people will be heading to downtown Troy on Thanksgiving morning to run, volunteer, or cheer on friends and family. We are looking forward to kicking off the Thanksgiving holiday with an entertaining family-friendly event.” Tutunjian also thanked the Troy Turkey Trot sponsors who have helped keep this great community event going including: Pioneer Savings Bank; Hannaford Supermarkets; William J. Fagan Insurance; and John Ray & Sons Fuel Oils. Changes to this year’s race include new course designs for the 5k and 10k to improve runner safety and the flow of the crowd. The race times have also been reorganized in the following order: Turkey Walk 7:45AM; Grade School 9:15AM; Open 5K 9:45AM; Open 10K 11AM. For all the up-to-date information, or to register, please visit www.troyturkeytrot.com.

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“Past the 30, the 20, the 10… and TOUCHDOWN”; varsity football player, Casey Slocum, plays for that exact reason. Slocum is a senior at Averill Park High School and has been on varsity for two years. He started playing football in third grade and has enjoyed playing ever since. He has also played baseball for 12 years, but stopped last year so he could run outdoor track to become faster and stronger for the upcoming football season. During the season, you could’ve found Casey playing defense as either an outside linebacker or a strong safety. His favorite part about playing football is seeing the results of all of his hard work paying off and being with his teammates day in and day out. Casey plans to play football in college and is looking to study in the field of criminal justice. He is hoping to become a law enforcement officer in the future. This year he is taking a handful of demanding courses such as Psychology, Advanced Placement Government and Politics, Cinema and Literature and Forensic Science. “My favorite class this year is APGAP (Advanced Placement Government and Politics), because I like the discussions during class and Mr. McPartlin, my defensive coach, is the teacher,” answers Slocum when asked about his favorite class. In his spare time, Casey enjoys hanging out with his friends and spending time with his family. A touchdown as a defensive player is rare, but Casey managed to score two in one game this season! He certainly will be a player to watch next year at whichever school he chooses to attend. He was recognized this year for his talent by being on the Section II All Star team along with Joe Marino, Axel Bryce, Ben Leffler and Kevin Otty. Also he made the 1st team All League Safety, and was awarded Most Improved Player for Averill Park’s Varsity Football Team. Slocum would like to thank his coaches: “Coach Duff for all of the skills he taught me, Coach McPartlin for mentoring me on and off the field, and Coach Gobel for seeing my potential on the field and being a great leader for the team and myself.” Congratulations to Casey and the rest of Averill Park’s Varsity Football Team for their great season!

AVERILL PARK BOOSTER CLUB IS LOOKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT! The Averill Park Booster Club is working hard to bring back athletic programs that were eliminated as part of the recent school budget process. Many in our community have benefited from these programs, or have children or grandchildren currently participating on high school sports teams, reaping the rewards that come from participation in athletics. Consider this (from the Averill Park Central District website): The athletic department saw the elimination of all freshman sports, indoor track and several assistant coaches. These sports and assistant coaching positions can only be considered for reinstatement pending the availability of fund, to be raised through community fundraising efforts. The Averill Park Central School District supports community efforts to raise funds to reinstate any and all sports programs and coaching positions. Legally, for a sport or coaching position to be reinstated, the entire cost of the program must be donated to the school district prior to the start of the season. Please consider making a contribution to the Booster Club and help make a difference in the lives of our kids — help us to bring back our programs. Please send donations addressed to Averill Park Booster Club, PO Box 272, Averill Park, NY 12018. If you have questions or can help in some other way, please contact the Booster Club at averillparkboosterclub@yahoo.com.

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St. Jude the Apostle School students Mackenzie Anslow, Isabelle Freyssinier, Marisa Swider and Grace Cross, see how low they can go during the recent Race For Education. The entire school community participated in the mini-marathon, walking, running, skipping, and dancing to raise money for school programs.

NYS YOUTH SNOWMOBILE SAFETY COURSE On Saturday, December 3, 2011, the Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host a snowmobile safety course for young people ages 10 to 18. Students must be at least 10 years old on the day of the course. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW Hall on South Road (581 County Route 85), Grafton, from 8:15am to approximately 5pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructor Jim Blessing. The course will cover topics such as NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, maintenance and repair, trailer safety, etc. To register, call the Grafton Lakes State Park office at 2791155 or e-mail Elena.Shoemaker@oprhp.state.ny.us. Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

2011-2012 SPORTING LICENSES AVAILABLE New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced that 2011-2012 hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, August 15. Licenses and permits can be purchased at one of DEC’s 1,500 license sales outlets statewide. Sporting licenses can also be ordered by mail or by telephone and via the internet at www.dec.ny.gov. The 2011-2012 sporting licenses are valid now through September 30, 2012. Additionally, anyone – not just hunters and anglers – can help feed the hungry by contributing to the Venison Donation Program at all license issuing outlets. Individuals should inform the license sales agent that they want to make a donation of $1 or more to support the program. Since 1999, the Venison Donation Coalition has paid for the processing of more than 330 tons of highly nutritious venison, the equivalent of 2.8 million meals served. For more information about the Venison Donation Coalition, go to www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8351.html. Participate in Citizen Science to Benefit Wildlife Management Each year, thousands of hunters, trappers, and anglers help DEC monitor wildlife populations by recording their wildlife observations while afield. To learn about how you can participate in the Cooperator Ruffed Grouse Hunting Log, Bowhunter Sighting Log, Winter Wild Turkey Flock Survey and other citizen science programs, see www.dec.ny.gov/animals/ 1155.html. The latest updates on New York’s fish and wildlife can be easily accessed by subscribing to Field Notes (www.dec.ny.gov/about/63801.html), a free online e-mail list.


4-H LIVESTOCK AUCTION HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL RACE FOR EDUCATION

RENSSELAER ELK’S LODGE 2073 HOOP SHOOT TOURNAMENT WINNERS On November 5, 2011, Rensselaer Elk’s Lodge 2073, held their local hoop shoot tournament. I would like to thank the boys and girls who participated in our tournament. Each of the contestants showed true sportsmanship, respect for one another, and did their best. To me, this makes each of the contestants a winner no matter what place they came in. Unfortunately, only the 1st place positions will be going on to represent Rensselaer Elk’s Lodge in the North Hudson District Hoop Shoot Tournament, which will be held on January 14, 2012. Those boys and girls, who came in 1st place, are as follows: • 8-9 year old boys - Timothy Strevell • 8-9 year old girls Abigail Wyman • 10-11 year old boys - Marc Perreault • 10-11 year old girls - Jessica Patterson • 12-13 year old boys - Shane Wyman • 12-13 year old girls - Katie Soule Rensselaer Elk’s Lodge and I wish them the best of luck. ~Lorraine Cancilla, Rensselaer Elk’s Hoop Shoot Chairperson

2012 SUMMER TEAM TRYOUT FOR THE 14U, 15U, 16U CAPITAL DISTRICT STORM The Capital District Storm, http:// capitaldistrictstorm.net/ was created as a competitive alternative to the current baseball opportunities in the Capital District region. The Storm’s organization participates in a competitive Travel league program to give its players the opportunity to compete at the highest levels of Travel baseball at both the local and national level. Locally, the 14U, 15U and 16U teams will participate in the ENYTB League playing the top travel teams from the Capital District area and beyond. The Storm philosophy to maximize player development involves in-season as well as off-season training and instructional sessions with the involvement of locally recognized coaches. The Storm organization continues to demonstrate a commitment to long term player development and will field a 16U, 15U and 14U team for 2012 season. The team will hold weekly indoor practice and instructional sessions throughout the winter in preparation for the upcoming season. The Summer Travel season will begin on Memorial Day weekend, at the conclusion of the high school baseball season. Prior to the conclusion of the high school season, we will hold practices and pre-season exhibition games on weekends. Try outs will be held on November 20th from 9 to 11:00 AM at All Star Academy, Latham NY. For additional information, your questions can be directed to Dan Hansen (capitaldistrictstorm@yahoo.com) or Javier Sanchez (javierluis@aol.com)

Run for Funds. Under sunny but chilly skies, Holy Spirit School’s Race for Education took place on Friday, November 4th. Elementary school students are shown waiting for middle school runners to approach the finish line. In the morning, the class roles were reversed as middle school students cheered on Nursery, Pre-K, and elementary racers. The Race for Education allows the students to combine exercise and movement and help their school’s technology program. Parent volunteers, teachers, and staff gathered all students for an awards ceremony in the afternoon where all were recognized for their participation.

TROY ELKS 2011 HOOP SHOOT The 2011 Hoop Shoot will be held on November 19th at the CYO Center located at 237 4th Street in South Troy. Registration starts at 8:15am and competition begins at 9:00am. The competition is open to both boys and girls, ages 8 thru 13. Contestant’s age groups will be determined by their ages as of April 1, 2012. Proof of age must be provided at the time of registration. The winner in each age group will be eligible to compete in the District Hoop Shoot, after which there are competitions at the State, Regional and National level. The National Finals are held in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the top six finalists’ will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. For additional information, call John Signorelli at 283-1181.

SULLIVAN-JONES VFW TURKEY SHOOT The Sullivan-Jones VFW Post 7466 will host the following event: • Turkey Shoot on Friday, November 18, 2011; starts at 7PM. Prizes, Ham and Turkeys ~ Food will be provided ~ All Proceeds go to the Children’s Christmas Party. Call Commander Merritt Cropsey at 518-322-7023 for more information. Toys For Tots Drop-Off Box will be available at the Post.

RENSSELAER HIGH SCHOOL TIP-OFF TOURNAMENT 2011 The Rensselaer High School Tip-Off Tournament 2011 - sponsored by the Rensselaer Athletic Association will be held on November 22nd and 23rd. JV Time: 4PM; Varsity Time: 6PM and 7:30PM; Location: Rensselaer High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive; Admission is $3 per day (good for all games). Tournament Teams: Rensselaer, Tamarac, Berne Knox, Heatly and Waterford (JV only).

Olivia Logue with her Jr. Champion Jersey Heifer Penny The 2011 Rensselaer County 4-H Livestock Auction was held Monday, September 5, 2011 at the Schaghticoke Fair, in Schaghticoke, New York. The auction has become a great way for members to end their week at the Schaghticoke Fair in hopes of earning some money from the sales of their animals to put into their school funds or to reinvest into their 4-H Project. Although it was a smaller auction than usual, there was still a great turnout! Members worked hard all year on caring for their animals and working on their handling skills. The youth are also required to keep a project record to teach them about profit / loss. This was the first year we had a bred dairy replacement heifer, a jersey, owned by Olivia Logue and purchased by Murray Moore of Buskirk, NY for $1650. The other bovine of the evening was the Champion Market Steer, a Hereford, owned by Brigham Logue and purchased by Ken Johnson from The Farm at Kristy’s Barn in Castleton, NY for $1725. Liz Sheffer with her Tunis blue ribbon market lamb Nolan Four Market Lambs were also sold at the auction. Olivia Logue sold her Champion Market Lamb, a Suffolk wether, to Ken Johnson from The Farm at Kristy’s Barn, Castleton, NY for $200. Brigham Logue sold his Reserve Champion Market Lamb, a Suffolk Ewe, to Unc Brock of Schaghticoke, NY for $300. Elizabeth Sheffer’s Blue Ribbon Market Lamb, a Tunis wether, was also purchased by Ken Johnson for $175. Chris Bevevino’s Blue Ribbon Market Lamb, a Tunis ewe, was also sold to Ken Johnson for $175. The 4H Livestock Auction Committee would like to thank all of the buyers. A very special thanks also goes out to our auctioneer Glenn McLenithan from Cambridge Valley Livestock Auction and our auction sponsors Beckers Farm in Rensselaer, NY and Wiley Bros., Inc., Schaghticoke, NY. We are hoping to get more 4-H members and community members interested in participating in the auction process. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Bernie Wiesen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at (518) 272-4210.

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CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS • Lego Club! The first Monday of every month! • Story Hours! Every Thursday at 11:30AM and every Friday at 10AM. Join us for stories and crafts! All ages are welcome! • Book Discussion: Join us on November 29th to discuss Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. • Author Talk: December 7th at 6 PM welcome James Breig, the author of Searching for Sgt. Bailey. This talk may be of interest to veterans, history buffs, WWII enthusiasts and genealogists alike. (Light refreshments will be served.)

“ESSENTIALS OF INVESTMENT PLANNING” The Troy Public Library is pleased to announce the program, “Essentials of Investment Planning,” presented by Trustco Financial Services, at 6:15 pm on Monday, December 5th, at the Main Library. Find out the basics of asset allocation, taxable vs. tax free income and how the economic outlook affects investments. The program is free and open to the public, but please call Denise from Trustco at 3813644 to register. The library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy.

BOOK SALE The Grafton Community Library is holding a book sale on Saturday, December 3rd, from 8AM until 1PM. Stock up on books for winter reading at bargain prices. Hardcover books are one dollar, and paperbacks are fifty cents. Remaining VHS tapes are free. The library is located at 2455 NY Route 2.

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“The SeaBees” (Navy Construction Battalion) are looking for new Members to join their ‘Island X-10’. James B. LesPerance Sr. started the “Island” in 1995. I’ll be eightyfour in January and served in the Pacific invasion on Okinawa in 1945. I went in when I was sixteen. We are STILL looking for new members from Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, etc. New SeaBees can contact me, James B. LesPerance Sr., Historian, Island X 10 at 20 Herman Lane, Castleton, NY 12033; 518-477-2597 or you can contact Ronald E. Porter at 12 Elm Street, Gansevoort, NY 12831; 518-480-3255. Our meetings are held at the American Legion in Halfmoon on Grooms Road, Exit 8A off the northway. This year we lost Nine SeaBees. If you are interested in joining, please call or write.

Greetings and best wishes to everyone in the City of Rensselaer. As Rensselaer’s representative to the County Legislature, I am happy to report to you on the actions taken by the Rensselaer County Legislature at our October 11, 2011 meeting. Along with detailing the issues dealt with at the legislative meeting, I also want to update residents on the 2012 county budget proposed by County Executive Jimino. The budget does stay within the tax cap set by the state which is encouraging, and is the latest budget to be introduced without significant relief from state and federal mandates. However, the 2012 budget proposal does call for the closure of the Rensselaer Senior Center. As the legislative representative of Rensselaer, I am opposed to the closure of the center and have met with those involved with the center on several occasions to discuss ways to keep the center open. I understand the importance of the senior center, and the fact that it serves many Rensselaer seniors and seniors from towns like East Greenbush and Schodack. I further understand the proposed closure is due to the ever-increasing cost of state and federal mandates, but resolve to find ways to keep the center open and will keep residents informed. Along with the senior center, a number of residents have contacted me concerned about the sudden cancellation of bus transportation by the Rensselaer school district for many students. I sponsored a resolution asking the school district to reconsider its decision and also have spoken to many residents about the issue. As chairman of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, I am proud to report the completion of the first phase of the expansion of the county jail. The expansion was ordered by the state and was opposed by county officials due to the high costs. However, the county made the best of the situation and hired a project manager to oversee the work. The project manager helped the county take advantage of changes in pricing, and the jail project comes in at $3 million under budget. In addition, thanks to careful management, the expansion will allow the county to collect several million dollars a year for boarding in inmates from other municipalities. Residents are welcome to contact me at our legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at www.rensselaercounty.org.

CASTLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR Castleton Elementary School will hold its annual Science Fair on Friday, November 18th, starting at 6:30 p.m. Community members who would like to see what elementary school students in the Schodack Central School District have created for the Science Fair are encouraged to attend the free event held at the school. For questions, please contact Castleton Elementary School at 732-7755.

EAST NASSAU AREA PETS GO ONLINE Rensselaer County Humane Society, Inc., East Nassau, has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has over 359,000 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously. More than 13,500 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site. Rensselaer County Humane Society, Inc. pets may be viewed at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY1066.html. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the Zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies. Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.


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$700+, 2BR, East Greenbush, lease, security, no pets. Available Dec. 1st. 479-0943 $780, includes heat, 2 BR, 1 BA, newer mobile home in Schodack Park, EG schools, wash/dry, no pets, 477-7883 1 BR, $500 rent, $500 sec. Must sign lease. No util. Secure building. close to RPI campus. w/d, o/s prkg. No pets. 369-7891 1 BR. includes heat. Pineview Apts. Rt. 66, $595. Lease, no pets, security. 674-1111 2 BR apt. Averill Park. Economical electric heat. Nice yard, 2 car parking, coin laundry on site. $800/mo.+ util. & sec. Call Ron 461-6919 or 674-5486 2 BR Brunswick, Brittonkill Sch. Spacious duplex, eat in kitch, encl porch, lrg yd, $725+util. Pets considered. 526-0345 lve. msg. 2 br, 1st flr, $750+util., 1st, last mo + sec. req., NP, NS, lease, large newly renovated, eat in kit. & more, backyard, WSL vil., easy walk to all stores. 421-1973

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One room efficiency. Pine View Apts. Rt. 66. $435/mo. heat included. 674-1111

Apt in No. Greenbush Averill Park school district. 2BR up & down, heat incl. $1,050. 283-3003

Troy near RPI. 2br 1ba., flat, 2nd floor, eat in kitchen. $625.+ No pets. 663-5292

EG $685 1 BR, heat, h/w incl. Well maint., quiet complex. No pets, sec, refs, lease 449-2122 EG, $785, 2 br, close to Albany, security deposit. 209-5170, 4777484.

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Brunswick farm, 125 ac., home + greenhouse, 1500’ on Poestenkill, organic soil. Bryce 488-0434

Tamarac Schools 4 BR, 1.5 Ba, 2 Car Gar, Acres! $179,900 Bryce 428-5184

N Greenbush- 2 bdrm, 1 bath apt util. not incl, no pets, $775/mo. Avail Dec. 1st. Call 365-4058

2 br, EG, $750 + utils, yard, off street parking, w/d, sec. & refs. required. Steve (518) 322-3597

E. Greenbush Commons 2BR condo, newly remodeled, with car port, patio, pool. W/D & storage area. Very private, Ranch style home on one floor. $1125 hot water included. 477-4979

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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Selkirk- Ravena. 2 & 3 BR manufactured homes. Paved parking, storage sheds & decks. $700 to $750/ mo. + sec. Call 767-2367 Store/ office for rent, 15x25/ 18x43, next to KMart East Greenbush. 449-2543.

Brunswick-Troy area for sale. 3 BR sectional home. Large treed lot, off street parking, convenient to major highways. Ready to occupy. $79,900. Call 279-9572 Crystal Lake Home and Cottage, 6 acres on Lake. Bryce 928-1231 New 14x70, 3 BR, 2 ba. mobile home in Schodack. 55+ park, no pets. $48,900. Financing avail. 477-7883 New 24x42, 2BR, 1BA, doublewide mobile home in Schodack Park, EG schools, indoor cats OK, no dogs, $37,900, below dealer cost. Financing avail.. 477-7883 Renss., E. Park, 3 br, 1.5 ba, brick ranch, hrdwd flrs, FP, gar. + more, $165,000. Call 283-9780 for appt

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ANNUAL ELECTION SCHODACK CENTER FIRE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Annual Election of the Schodack Center Fire District will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at the residence of Robert Raunick, 9 Timberledge, in the Town of Schodack, for the purpose of electing one Fire Commisssioner for a five (5) year term commencing on January 1, 2012 and ending on December 31, 2016 and electing a Fire District Treasurer for a three (3) year term commencing on January 1, 2012 and ending on December 31, 2014.The polls shall be open between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M.. All duly registered voters of the Schodack Center Fire District shall be eligible to vote in this election. David C. Smith, Secretary Board of Fire Commissioners Schodack Center Fire District

MOON'S BROOK PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 10/19/2011. Principal business location: 140 White Creek Road, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057, County of Rensselaer. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 140 White Creek Road, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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CAPITAL REGION MIDWIFERY, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed by NYS Secretary of State on September 19, 2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. NYS Secretary of State designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it to Capital Region Midwifery, PLLC, 19 Abbott Drive, Poestenkill, NY 12140. The limited liability company is to be managed by one or more of its members. Purpose: Practice the profession of Midwifery and any other lawful purpose

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of Vincent Management Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/28/11. Office location: Renss. County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 740 Hoosick Rd, #229, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation Totem Lodges, LLC art. of org. filed Secy. of State NY (SSNY) 9/1/11. Off. loc. in Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: PO Box 585, Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. THE THREE HABANEROS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed by NYS Secretary of State on September 23, 2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. NYS Secretary of State designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it to The Three Habaneros, LLC, 19 Abbott Drive, Poestenkill, NY 12140. The limited liability company is to be managed by one or more of its members. Purpose: Hold real estate and any other lawful purpose.

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KJN Consulting,LLC. Articles of Organization filed NY Sec of State (SSNY) 10/11/2011. Office in Rennselaer co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kenneth Nugent 5 Andrews Road, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activity. Leadone Business Services LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/30/11. Office in Rensselaer County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Zubair F Rahman, 2406 Coventry Ln, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: General. Notice of Formation: United Union Associates, LLC Art. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 10/27/11. Office location: Rensselaer County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o The United Group of Companies, 300 Jordan Road, Troy NY 12180. Purpose: all lawful activities.

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

NASSAU FIRE DISTRICT #1 NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Nassau Fire District #1 located in the Towns of Nassau and Schodack, County of Rensselaer, will be holding a Special Election on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to approve a resolution passed by the Board of Fire Commissioners on the 26th day of October, 2011 to establish a Capital Reserve Fund to finance the cost of the acquisition of apparatus and necessary equipment. Said election will be conducted at the Nassau Fire District #1 Firehouse located at 26 Chatham Street, Nassau, New York 12123. All voters registered with the Rensselaer County Board of Elections on or before the 20th day of November, 2011 who are residents of the fire district shall be eligible to vote. By Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners. Notice of formation of GRANTS AUTO, LLC pursuant to NY Limited Liability Law §203, Art. of Org. filed with Secy.of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/27/2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: c/o the LLC,64 Shufelt Rd, Nassau NY 12123. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity Notice of Formation of BUDDY BOY ENTERPRISES LLC. Art. Of Organization filed with NYS Sec of State 10/18/2011. LLC office in Troy, Rensselaer County. NYS Sec of State designated agent for service of process. NYS Sec of State to mail copy of process to 1802 NY7, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: MORRIS FENCE, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/30/2011. 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 MORRIS FENCE, LLC, 100 Verbeck Avenue, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. Purpose: Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. Notice of Formation RBC Jazz LLC art. of org. filed Secy. of State NY (SSNY) 9/8/11. Off. loc. in Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: PO Box 124, Berlin, NY 12022. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANYNAME: Dadson Properties, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary Of State of New York (SSNY) on September 27,2011. 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: 115 Glenmore Rd, Troy NY 12180 Purpose: For any lawful purpose NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: TODD JOBS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/24/11. 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, 156A Riverview Gardens, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF REGISTERED LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP OF Buskirk Land Development LLC Buskirk Land Development LLC has been formed as a limited liability company in New York. The Articles of Organization were filed on September 22, 2011 with the Secretary of State. The office is located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process served upon him/her to 425 Hunt Road, Buskirk, New York 12028, ATTN: Michael J. Marpe. The purpose of the business of Buskirk Land Development LLC is limited to the ownership of certain real property commonly known as 3167 Route 67, Buskirk, New York 12028. Notice of formation of Troy Renaissance, LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 14, 2011. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to 72 Excelsior Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. Duration: Perpetual. Purpose: to conduct any lawful act or activity for which limited liabilities may be formed under the law. Notice of formation of Turbo Penny, LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on October 14, 2011. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to 72 Excelsior Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. Duration: Perpetual. Purpose: to conduct any lawful act or activity for which limited liabilities may be formed under the law.


EMPLOYMENT THANKSGIVING CLOSING: The library closes 5pm Wednesday, November 23, and will remain closed through Friday; but open Saturday and Sunday for regular hours. HOME SCHOOL GAME DAY: Join the fun 11-12:30, Friday, November 18. TAKE-HOME CRAFT: Friday, November 18, pick up a pattern to make your own paper turkey sculpture. SCRAPBOOKING: 1pm, Sunday, November 20, bring supplies and work on your projects with fellow scrapbookers. NEW EXHIBITS: Local photographer Tom Chesnut’s work will be hanging in the William Kennedy Room through November. Also new, the Sand Lake Bicentennial Committee, Town Historian Judy Rowe and Ross and Mary French have created a display in honor of local dairy farming in our display case. LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: 6:45 pm Thursday, November 17. NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM: The Rockwell Museum pass is back, available on a first-come, first-served basis for a 3-day loan. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm, except as noted above. Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 6745050. Web: sandlaketownlibrary.org

TEXAS HOLD’EM Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau will hold a Texas Hold’em on Sunday, November 20th. Doors open at 1PM and play begins at 2PM. For more information, call Claudia at 4235957 or Charlotte 766-3970.

RESPONDING TO “ROUNDABOUT FOOLISHNESS” Letter to the Editor: On November 10th, Mr. Sevits wrote complaining about the roundabout being constructed at Couse Corners in East Greenbush. As a decades-long resident in East Greenbush, and also as a professional driver, I welcome the roundabout. Traffic delays on routes 4 and 151 have gotten worse over time, especially during rush hours. There have been many times that I’ve had to sit and wait for three or more light changes just to get through the intersection, although the wait would have been shorter except for the impatient drivers using the left turn lane to cut traffic. Waiting a mere 3 to 5 seconds behind an 18 wheeler in a roundabout takes a lot less time. I have been through many roundabouts, including the one on Route 9, and promise you that I have yet to create a bottle neck that wasn’t due to traffic already in the circle, or delayed any emergency equipment. Concerning the construction: as with any remodeling, one always has a mess from the tear-out before anything new can happen. You can’t hang the sheetrock before you put in the studs. Mr. Sevits makes unsupported and dubious claims about the safety issue. With a little research, I found an article from “The Record Searchlight” http://www.redding.com/news/2011/ oct/01/counterclockwise-is-key-when-it-comes-to/ containing the following paragraph: “According to current figures from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, roundabouts have been shown to reduce total crashes by 39 percent. The IIHS, a nonprofit research institute sponsored by auto insurers, also found that roundabouts reduced the number of crashes involving injury by 76 percent, and fatal crashes by roughly 88 percent. Roundabouts are also more aesthetically pleasing and less expensive than traffic lights.” I found this while trying to locate which state is supposedly removing roundabouts. I have found a few removing some of them for new highway projects, but none due to safety. I’d be interested to know which state is removing them, and will continue looking, but doubt if this is true. So it seems that the money being spent may be well worth it. Saving time, saving money for gas and electricity, and saving lives and preventing serious injuries …maybe the authorities installing roundabouts actually know what they are doing. ~Michael Vooris, East Greenbush Editor’s 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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Cleaners wanted P/T and (or) F/T for residential cleaning. Car nec. $9/hr+ mileage reimbursement. The Good Maids 518-783-7790

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Qualifications include HS Diploma or equiv, CDL class B with X endorsements as well as applicable state & federal licenses/cert, solid understanding of propane/oil, 3-5 yrs exp pref’d, ability to work a flexible schedule with after hours emergency call-outs, strong communication, customer service skills. To apply for this position or learn more about our company, please visit us at:

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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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rates possible 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30 yard sizes Ed LaPlaca - W.S.L. cell phone 378-1080

SERVICES A + SNOWPLOWING Residential/commercial, EG area, fully insured, 3 trucks. Call Rich for free estimates. 527-7169

ALL ABOVE SERVICES Bucket truck services. Tree trimming, painting. 202-6114

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

ATV - MOTORCYCLE - SNOW MOBILE & BLOWER REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles. Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. CycleCarPartsRus.com 766-6621

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

BANKUPTCY Christian H. Dribusch 518-4361662 755 Columbia Tpke. E. Greenbush 12061 Free Consultations www.chdlaw.com We are a Debt Relief Agency which helps people file for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code

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

BUILDING & REMODELING Summer’s over. Get those projects done before the holidays! Quality, guaranteed work, refs. 674-1969

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

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FALL CLEANUPS Lawn & Order Landscapeing. Ins. Call Mike Miller at 858-8580

COMPUTER EXPERT Affordable computer repairs. I’ll come to you. Over 20 yrs exp. Tom 469-7029

FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811

CONCRETE Sidewalks & driveways, chimney repairs, retaining walls, drainage systems & basement waterproofing, free ests., insured. Poestenkill Mountain Farms 6058392

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FIREWOOD Hardwood, cut, split, del. $150 cord. Ready to burn. 658-0394

DOG TRAINING In-Home. Day & evening appts. Avail. 7 days per week. 326-0553

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ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING Pro Tech Roofing & Repairs. Comm/res rubber, TPO shingle, standing seam metal. Free est, fully ins. 257-0411 SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000 SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223 SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491 SNOW & ICE CONTROL Commercial properties. Fully insured 674-1111 SNOW PLOWING Res/Comm. Reas. rates. N Greenbush, Wynantskill, AP & WSL. Call for free est. Aaron St. Onge 283-4013, cell 461-3227

SURVEYING William Darling Land Surveyor. 279-9726 www.darlingsurvey.com TELEVISION REPAIR Flat panel TV service. Exchange TV. 400 Columbia Tunrpike. 4821255 or 477-7123 TOPSOIL, MULCH & STONE All types of stone, crusher run, drainage, round stone, screened topsoil, spreading available. Free est. Call Zach 518-669-5734 TOPSOIL/STONE/DIRT Free delivery, spreading available (518) 495-9129, 653-6970 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 TREE/CRANE/BUCKET SVC. Chipping, stumping, clean-up. (518) 495-9129, 653-6970 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331

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SHOE DRIVE TO BENEFIT SOLES4SOULS® INC. Soles4Souls Inc. collects a n d distributes shoes to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The shoe charity provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations. Donations may be dropped off at The California Closets Showroom, Nov. 14th thru Dec. 10th at 952 TroySchenectady Road (in the Peter Harris Plaza), in Latham. Hours are Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 10-3.

TAMARAC HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’76 - 35 YEAR REUNION Tamarac High School - Class of 76 will be having a 35 year reunion on Saturday, November 26, 7:00-11:00 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Hoosick Street, Troy NY. The cost will be $20.00 per person. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. For your convenience, reservations for overnight rooms are available at the hotel by calling 518-2721700 or via the hotel website, www.troy.hgi.com. Please contact Kathleen Looney - klooney@nycap.rr.com 5286725 or Cindy (Sipel) Pollock - jpollock@nycap.rr.com 2791905 for all information.

APHS MUSIC PROGRAM CALENDAR The Averill Park High School Music Program would like to invite the community to our concerts and events. All concerts are free, at 7pm in the APHS Auditorium, and the kids truly appreciate a “full house” and the support they receive for their hard work. Our concerts this year are: December 14 – APHS Chorus Concert (Snowdate 19th) February 15 – APHS Orchestra/Choral Concert March 7 – APHS Band Concert (Snowdate 12th) May 15 – APHS Band Concert May 21 – APHS Orchestra Concert May 24 – APHS Choral Concert June 1 – APHS Arts Gala (6pm - all fine arts) We also participate in many special events, almost all of which are open to the public, but usually at a minimal charge. Please contact the high school for more information on any of these events: November 3 and 5 – All-County @ Hoosick Valley November 18 – Annual Ed Foundation Gala November 18/19 – Area All-State Festival @ Saratoga January 13/14 – Suburban Council Music Festival @ Columbia HS February 2 and 4 – All-County @ Lansingburg March 9/10 – NYSSMA Piano Festival @ CSR April 20/21 – NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival @ Burnt Hills Ballston Lake May 18/19 – NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival @ Schenectady In addition, we hope that interested community members will follow us on Facebook by selecting “Like” on the APHS Music page...https://www.facebook.com/pages/APHS-Music/ 132332983529979

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A WARM COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT The next time you slip your hands into a cozy pair of mittens/gloves, pull a hat on your head, put a scarf on your neck or new clean socks on your feet on a cold morning, just imagine how sad it would be if you had to go through the winter with a cold head, neck, hands or feet! In Rensselaer County there will be many children who face that bleak prospect unless you lend a hand. From November 7th until December 20th, there will be a tree in the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County office with bare branches waiting to be filled with your donations of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and socks. All sizes and colors are welcome, whether homemade or purchased. We would like to see branches hanging full of warm fuzzies. This year we also are accepting donations of knitted newborn and preemie sweaters, booties and hat sets. So if you are a talented knitter, show off your talent by donating items to our tree. At your next business or social meeting, why not collect mittens/hats/scarves/socks, then bring them by the basketful to our office where they will be hung. All of the mittens and hats/scarves/ socks will be donated to children through the Teen Stork Room coordinated by Tarasha DardenMcKoy. Let’s get going and warm your heart while you warm a child’s hands and head. The Cornell Cooperative Extension office is located at 61 State Street in downtown Troy-2nd floor. Office hours are 8:30AM to 4PM Monday thru Friday. If you have more than a basket full, give us a call at 272-4210 and arrangements will be made to pick them up.

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THE REIGN OF CHRIST THE SHEPHERD Sunday, November 20, 2011, is Christ the King Sunday. It’s the final Sunday in the Christian year and it is usual for Christians everywhere to celebrate the life and strength Jesus gives to us, the nourishment and health he offers. As the worshipping churches of Stuyvesant and Nassau Reformed look at Ezekiel 34:11-16 , 20-24, they come to more fully understand Jesus’ use of the parable of the sheep and goats to illustrate the fate of the blessed at the last judgment, as well as the fate of the condemned. On Sunday evening, November 20, the Nassau Reformed Church will be hosting the Nassau Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service, at 7 p.m., following a service of blending our hearts, thoughts and voices in Thanksgiving and Glory to God. All are invited to enjoy light refreshment and fellowship following worship. Everyone is invited to worship with the Nassau Interfaith Community. The Nassau Reformed Church, which meets at 11 a.m. on Sundays, is located on Route 20 (Church St,) one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its chapel on Church St., one half mile south of the intersection of Route 26A and and Route 9J in the hamlet of Stuyvesant. Its Thanksgiving Service is held in conjunction with the Ichabod Crane Clergy Association at St. Luks Lutheran Church, Valatie, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd. All are welcome to worship with the folks in Northern Columbia County.

Hudson Valley Community College received $400,000 from the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation to create an endowed fund that will expand the Second Chance Scholarship program on campus. This donation is one of the single largest scholarship gifts in the college’s history. The Second Chance Scholarship Foundation, administered by the Mastrangelo family, originally awarded its first five scholarships at Hudson Valley in 1989 and later expanded to other area colleges. Second Chance Scholarships are aimed at students who not only are in need, but who overcome tremendous personal obstacles in order to pursue an education. The goal is to reward those who demonstrate the initiative to achieve self-sufficiency through education. Students also must demonstrate academic achievement. Over a 22-year period, more than 400 Hudson Valley students have received Second Chance scholarships totaling more than $1 million. In 2007, the financial aid office at Hudson Valley was named the Mastrangelo Financial Aid Office in honor of the benefactors. Established in 1987 by Angelo and Kathleen Mastrangelo as the Joseph N. Mastrangelo-Ralph C. Arnold Foundation in memory of the couple’s fathers, it was later renamed the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation’s board and the Mastrangelos together decided to dissolve the foundation and distribute its capital base among colleges it supported in the past. “Transferring our monies to the colleges will allow us to eliminate administrative costs and sponsor more students. We started our program at Hudson Valley and worked with them for more than two decades. We are confident they will continue to do an outstanding job with Second Chance Scholars,” said Angelo Mastrangelo. “Students who attain their education against all odds are to be congratulated. With this significant donation to our Second Chance Scholarship program, we will help these deserving students above the standard financial aid amount, and give them the confidence to continue their education,” said Andrew Matonak, president of Hudson Valley. “We thank the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation for this gift.”

THANKSGIVING IS A TIME TO REMEMBER at LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 7 pm. The service will recall the great sacrifices of our Pilgrim ancestors, as well as give thanks for all God’s blessings throughout our nation’s history. Vicar Henry will preach on Deuteronomy 8: 1-10 with a sermon entitled, “A Time to Remember.” Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush, just off Columbia Turnpike. Phone: 477-8685. Join us as we remember and give thanks.

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3rd ANNUAL MHSL SCHOOL HOLIDAY VENDOR & CRAFT FAIR The Third Annual Miller Hill/Sand Lake School Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair will be held on Friday, December 16th, from 4:30PM to 8PM at the Miller Hill Gym on RT 66 in Averill Park. Just in time for the Holidays! Join us & shop a variety of local vendors & crafters. Chinese Auction, raffles & a bake sale too.Calling ALL Crafters...we have few, but would love to have more to join us for the night! If you are a vendor or crafter, please email MHSLFundraising@ gmail.com to check availability first as we are filling up. Cost for 1 table and 2 chairs is $25. For more information, contact Chris at 766-5583 or MHSLFundraising@gmail.com. All proceeds benefit the Miller Hill/Sand Lake PTA.

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HOPE 7 NY CITY BUS TRIP Come enjoy the holiday atmosphere of the Big Apple. Sunday, December 11, 2011, bus leaves from Brunswick Wal-Mart Plaza (Hoosick Road, Troy) at 7:30AM. Drop off is Bryant Park. Departs from NYC at 6:30PM. Cost $40 includes bus, juice, donut & driver tip. Also collecting canned goods for Hope 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Pantry. Contact Denise at denise1ryan@yahoo.com or call 271-8983 by 12/8/11.

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