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GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK TO HOLD 28th ANNUAL WINTER FESTIVAL Grafton Lakes State Park will host the 28th Annual Winter Festival and Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, January 19, 2013. This free event will feature family-friendly and recreational activities, as well as indoor exhibits, with main events running from 10-4. The Winter Festival offers fun for all, including snow sculpture and snowball contests for the kids, a geocaching treasure hunt, sleigh rides, and live animal exhibits. New events this year include snow bowling for the youngsters and a snowshoe obstacle course. There will be snowshoe outings throughout the park for all ages to enjoy. The 6th Annual Polar Plunge hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation jumps into Long Pond at 1pm. To pre-register, call Margaret Philips at 479-3739. The annual ice fishing contest will run from 5:30am-3pm. Registration is $10 for adults 16 and older and all 1st place fish will receive a $300 cash prize this year, awarded for the longest length catch of Trout, Walleye/Chain Pickerel and Yellow Perch. Kids have free entry, and also will receive prizes for longest catches. Hot food is available from Brunswick Barbecue and Brew, as well as local community organizations. For more information about the Winter Festival, please call the park at 518-2791155 or visit us on facebook.

CHILDREN’S ART CALENDARS ALGONQUIN MS OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS DURING NOVEMBER Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who consistently go above and beyond to make our school, community and world a better place. Students are selected for these honors based on the Algonquin Mission which is to empower students by cultivating creativity, instilling respect and responsibility, and fostering success and achievement through whole-child, student-centered learning. Congratulations go out to the students listed below for their outstanding contributions to the Algonquin Middle School community in the month of November: Grade 6 Wall of Fame Students: Michael Beskid, Brian Bourne, Christina DeGroff, Will Fleming, Jenna Miller, Nick McCart, Gianna Polaro, Scott Petersen, Jack Wendell. Grade 7 Student Spotlight Students: Katelyn Bates, Abby Chennette, Emily Conway, Erik Dunn, Danielle Kiely, Ryan Kronau, Ian Moore, Steven Sawyer, Kevin Silver, Bryan Sleasman. Grade 8 Mission Accomplished Students: Jack Ferlito, Sarah Herbold, Kara Kannes, Harley Kearney, Brad Kenneally, Keeley Kocsis, Austin Maiello, Leno Sorriento, Zoe Willson, Dan Wrenn.

2013 Calendars of children’s art are available at the Troy Public Libary, Main Branch, 100 Second Street and at the Lansingburgh Branch, 114th Street & 4th Avenue. This colorful calendar features art created by local children inspired by their favorite books. Thanks to our sponsors, Hudson Valley Community College and The Arts Center of the Capital Region. The cost is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Troy Public Library.

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“Archie, played by Matthew Perret of Rensselaer; and Neville, played by Michael Mensching of East Greenbush, can’t see eye to eye, as they grieve over the lost love of Lily, played by Joy Perret of Rensselaer, seen with her sister Rose, played by Brianna Harrington of Rensselaer.” (pictured counterclockwise) Circle Theatre Players opens its 2013 season with the musical, The Secret Garden, based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This classic tale is about life and love growing from loss and haunting pain. This successful musical version of the famous story has music, mystery, humor and drama, and is enjoyable for all ages. Come believe in the magic of life renewed! Directed by Deborah Dorman, with musical director Marietta Mitchell. Show dates are Jan. 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 at 8pm and Jan. 13 & 20 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $19, $10 Under 18. For reservations, visit www.slca-ctp.org or call 518-674-2007. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

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FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION EVENING AT AVERILL PARK HIGH SCHOOL The Counseling Center at Averill Park High School welcomes your participation at our Financial Aid Information Evening. This Information Evening is designed to assist students and parents in understanding the financial aid process, related forms, and actual financial awards. Come and join us on Wednesday, January 9th, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School cafeteria (snowdate, January 10th). If you are interested in attending, please call the Counseling Center at 674-7025.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES All presenting donors during the month of January will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. • 1/03/2013, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Troy Hilton Garden Inn Ferris Ballroom, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy; • 1/05/2013, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Van Rensselaer Masonic Lodge - Dining Hall, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush; • 1/05/2013, 8:00 AM 1:00 PM, Valley Falls United Methodist Church - Church Hall, 22 State Street, Valley Falls; • 1/07/2013, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, East Greenbush Community Library - Community Room, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush; • 1/09/2013, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM, St. Mary’s Hospital - Conference Room A & B, 1300 Massachusetts Ave, Troy; • 1/11/2013, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, American Legion Melvin Roads Post - Banquet Room, 200 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer; • 1/11/2013, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Brunswick Elks - Banquet Room, 655 Brunswick Road, Troy; • 1/11/2013, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Troy Boys and Girls Club Gym, 1700 7th Avenue, Troy; • 1/17/2013, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Pitney Bowes Tech School - Tech School, One Global View, Troy; • 1/17/2013, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Capital District Educational Opportunity Center - Sidman Hall, 145 Congress Street, Troy; • 1/24/2013, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Hudson Valley Community College Siek Campus Center - Exhibition Room, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy; • 1/24/2013, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM, Russell Sage College - Meyer Gym, 45 Ferry Street, Troy; • 1/26/2013, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Emmanuel Reformed Church - Church Offices, 1150 Maple Hill Road, Castleton; • 1/ 26/2013, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, St Timothy’s Church - Classrooms and Offices, 470 Winter Street Ext., Troy; • 1/28/2013, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, St Marys Church - Parish Hall, 26 Church Street, Nassau; • 1/28/2013, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Troy Masonic Temple - Dining Room, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy; • 1/28/2013, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Hedley Park Place - Bloodmobile, 433 River Street, Troy; • 1/29/2013, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM, RPI Mueller Center - Lobby and Meeting Room, 15th Street, Troy.

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ALTWERGER NAMED MED. DIR. of CENTER for WOUND CARE & HYPERBARIC MED. Richard Altwerger, DPM is leading the panel of physicians at Albany Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. As Medical Director, Dr. Altwerger will oversee a team of medical specialists across multi-disciplines including vascular surgery, general surgery, podiatry, infectious diseases and internal medicine. The Center utilizes state of the art individual hyperbaric chambers to provide therapy to treat wound conditions, including diabetic wounds of the lower extremity. Dr. Altwerger is a former President of the New York Podiatric Medical Association; and in addition to his duties at Albany Memorial Hospital, practices in Troy and Schodack, NY. He is a resident of Castleton.

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The Troy Public Library will be offering a Teen Voice Acting Workshop on Wednesday, January 23, February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20 and April 3rd, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. The workshop is a 6 week course where participants learn about and practice voice acting techniques. The sessions will be held every other week and focus on everything from commercials and audio books to anime and video games. Participants will receive a CD of their work after every session. This program is free and open to students ages 13-18, but seating is limited, so advance registration is required by calling the library at 274-7071 or registering online at www.thetroylibrary.org. Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.

FFA IS ONE OF THE LARGEST YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS IN U.S. Letter to the Editor: FFA was originally known as the Future Farmers of American and in 1988; the name changed to the National FFA Organization. A group of young farmers founded FFA in 1928. These young farmers wanted to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught members that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting—it is a science, it is a business and it is an art. FFA is now more than just farming by helping its membership to develop and explore their future career plans, involving food, fiber, engineering, science and technology. An FFA chapter may be chartered in any public school with an agricultural education program. Today FFA is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 540,000 members in 7,439 chapters throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FFA is the largest of the career and technical student organizations in US schools working in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education My friend and fellow Dairy Princess, Breana Scribner is the Treasurer for the FFA chapter at Greenwich Central School District. Breana and I have worked together on various Dairy Princess Events including Barbeque and Bands Family Picnic, Tour de Farm, and American Dairy Association and Dairy Council District Meeting. To get more information about FFA go to www.ffa.org So why do I tell you about programs that involve farming? These programs help prepare the youth of our country to be good stewards of the land, to take care of our animals and learn the benefits and nutritional value of wholesome products like milk. When I am involved in an event many people want to know how they can become involved, Organizations like FFA, The Dairy Princess Program and 4H are a great way to start. ~ Courtney Luskin, Rensselaer County Dairy Princess Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

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Food Stamp/TANF/FDPIR Households: Households which currently include children who receive Food Stamps or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) must complete an application listing the child’s name, a food stamp, TANF, or FDPIR case number and the signature of an adult household member, or provide a Direct Certification letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Children in the household with the same case number may be included on the same application. Separate applications are required for children in the same household with different case numbers. If the family does not list a food stamp, TANF, or FDPIR case number for all children for whom they are applying, then the application must contain all the information as required for “other households” as described below. Other Households: Households with incomes the same or below the amount of money listed above for their family size may be eligible for and are urged to apply for free and/or reduced price meals (or free milk). They may do so by filling in the application forms sent home with a letter to parents. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year to Vivian Benton, Assistant Controller. Foster children may also be eligible for these benefits. A separate application for a foster child is no longer necessary. Foster children may be listed on the family application which must contain the foster child’s name, personal use income. Under the provisions of the policy, the designated official will review

Greetings to residents of the City of Troy. We are happy to provide constituents with a report on actions taken at the December 11, 2012 legislative meeting. There was a considerable amount of activity during December, including adoption of a 2013 county budget on December 3 that is below the state tax cap and protects needed county services. Legislators joined with the County Executive to reduce the amount of a tax increase, bringing the increase to the lowest in the Capital Region, at a minimal 1.25 percent. The 2013 budget is the second adopted by the county to comply with the state tax cap. The budget is also the latest to be adopted without promised reform of state and federal mandates. The budget protects revenues relied on by the City of Troy, and county services that Collar City residents depend on. The 2013 budget also safeguards the county’s strong fiscal standing and positive bond rating. Following the budget adoption meeting, legislators met December 8 and adopted resolutions to strengthen various public safety services and functions, and services for seniors, including van transportation. We also welcomed Abigail Blair and her family to congratulate her on being crowned Troy High School Homecoming Queen. Legislators also met on December 18 for a year-end meeting. We began the meeting with a moment of silence for the victims of the senseless attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. At the December 18 meeting, we approved repairs to the Monroe Street pump station operated by the county sewer district. The sewer district played a major role in helping create 300 new jobs at the Regeneron facility in East Greenbush. We also approved a resolution to expand efforts by the county to stop welfare fraud and abuse. The Legislature also sponsored the 17th annual Christmas Party for children at the Vanderheyden Hall youth residential facility on December 14. The party brings the holiday spirit to kids unable to return home for the holidays and is staged with contributions from legislators and local businesses. Best wishes on a happy and safe holiday season and a great and prosperous 2013. The next meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature is Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Residents can contact legislators at the 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. applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the designated official, he/she may make a request either orally or in writing for a hearing to appeal the decision. Holly Pawlusiak, Assistant Executive Director for Quality Assurance, whose address is Vanderheyden, PO Box 219, 614 Cooper Hill Road, Wynantskill NY 12198, has been designated as the Hearing Official. Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy. However, prior to initiating the hearing procedure, the parent or School Food Authority may request a conference to provide an opportunity for the parent and official to discuss the situation, present information, and obtain an explanation of the data submitted in the application or the decisions rendered. The request for a conference shall not in any way prejudice or diminish the right to a fair hearing. Only complete applications can be approved.

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FREE PASTA DINNER Begin the New Year with us here at First Reformed Church in Wynantskill on Tuesday evenings at 5:30PM for our free pasta dinners. Come enjoy good food and warm fellowship. The dinners include pasta with either plain or meat sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread or rolls, beverages and homemade desserts. The dates for the January dinners are Tuesday January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. The church is located on the corner of Main Avenue and Church Street in the village of Wynantskill......We hope you will join us!

ZUMBA® “Z NIGHT OUT” The Troy Elks Lodge, Rt. 4, North Greenbush (across from Muscatiello’s) is having a “New Year-New You” Zumba® Night Out, featuring local instructors Darcie LaGrave, Lisa Ruud and Danielle Myers. Doors open 6pm ($10 at the door). Zumba from 7pm-9pm. Drink specials and $5 Ziti dinners also available. Come celebrate the New Year and have a great time enjoying the Zumba® experience! Any questions, contact Darcie LaGrave at 588-7258.

SOUPER SUPPER The Va lley Falls United Methodist Church, 16 State Street, will hold one of its Super Souper Suppers on Sunday, January 13th, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Featured will be a wide variety of soups, plus bread, muffins, drinks, and dessert for only six dollars – children under 6 free. Tickets are available at the door. The church is handicapped accessible. For tickets and information, call 753-6053 or 753-6028, or check our website at www.valleyfallsunited methodist.com.

PELLETIER EAGLE SCOUT FUNDRAISER Stephen Pelletier of Boy Scout Troop 528 is on his way to Eagle Scout! Stephen has planned a Breakfast fundraiser to support his Eagle Scout project; an inspiring sports theme make-over for a young boy’s room at St. Catherine’s Center for Children at the Copson House in Albany. The Copson’s house is home for many young children who are in unfortunate situations of abuse and trauma and need 24 hour supervision in a therapeutic environment. These children need a caring, supporting and positively encouraging environment! With our help we can help Stephen make a positive impact on a young boy’s life and future children as well. Please join us for Breakfast and learn more about Stephen’s project. The Poestenkill VFW, Sunday, January 6th, from 8am – 11am. Cost: Adults: $7.00 / Children 5-11: $3.00 / Under 5 are Free. Reservations suggested but not required. Please call 518-658-9267 for reseravations. Thanks to all!

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“CHINESE NEW YEAR” SPECIAL DINNER On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This month’s theme will be “Chinese New Year”. Menu will be: Sweet & Sour Chicken Breast, Steamed Rice, Green Beans, Whole Wheat Bread, Orange Juice, and Tapioca Pudding W/Topping for dessert. Entertainment will be provided by the Wrinkled Ramblers. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 and older every weekday for a suggested contribution of $2.50. Stop in for a complete monthly menu and activities calendar. Please call 279-3485 to make your reservations for lunch.

HAM AND TURKEY DINNER The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 3rd Ave and 111th Street in North Troy, will serve a Ham & Turkey Dinner on Saturday, January 26th, from 4:30PM to 7PM. Includes: Ham and Turkey Dinner, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, dessert and beverage for only $7. Celebrate our newly renovated parish hall. Come see our new look! For info, call 237-3050.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, will be having their monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Satur day, January 5th, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. Menu includes eggs, homefries, regular and blueberry pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, toast and coffee and juice.

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Oftentimes, buying a home opens up a bottomless pit of opportunities for projects and improvements. While some homeowners engage in different repairs and fix-ups out of necessity, many others like to freshen-up their spaces out of personal preference instead of need. But even the most wellintentioned projects can be waylaid if budgets are tight. What many homeowners may not realize is that there are many ways to make updates and changes to a home that do not require a major overhaul or a large price tag. The following are seven projects that won’t break the bank. 1. Move around furniture. You may be able to change the look of a room without spending any money. Interior designers know how to arrange furniture for maximum appeal, but the average homeowner can do it, too. Find a focal point in the room and angle the furniture toward it. Don’t make the focal point the television, however. Try changing the placement of chairs and sofas. Simply moving a curio cabinet from one corner to another may also make a difference. 2. Add lighting. Lighting at different levels in the room can create a vibrant impact. Many homeowners mistakenly put in a couple of table lamps and think that will be adequate. However, properly illuminating a room means varying the lighting to create different moods at different times. Plus, more light can make a room feel more welcoming. 3. Add new pillows or drapes. Changing a few aspects of a room can give it an entirely new look. If you want to add a splash of color but don’t know what to do, think about incorporating some new throw pillows or change the curtains. An accessory here and there in a bright color also can incorporate a new hue without it being overwhelming. 4. Change knobs or small accents. Give a room a new look by focusing on the small details. Switch out cabinet knobs for something updated and modern. Take inventory of wall outlets and light switches and think about selecting new ones that coordinate with your home decor. 5. Use plants. Empty corners or spots you’re not certain how to fill may benefit from a plant. Plants are inexpensive ways to add instant color and visual appeal to a room. Plus, having live plants can help improve indoor air by filtering out contaminants. A home with plants also feels more cozy. 6. Hang new wall art. It may be time to look at your photos and artwork and make a few adjustments. Finding new prints to hang could instantly change a room’s ambience. And you needn’t spend a lot of money on professional photography, either. Grab your camera and take a few close-up shots of flowers or take in a landscape scenery. Many of today’shome printers can produce professional-quality prints in minutes. 7. Try a new coat of paint. After you’ve exhausted other avenues, choosing a new paint color may be the new look you desire. Painting is one of the least expensive yet most dramatic methods of changing ahome’s interior. With dozens of hues to choose from, and new apps that enable you to take snapshots of things in nature or in your life and match them up to a paint color, you will have scores of opportunities to explore fresh new colors for your home. When you get inspired to make improvements to the home but fear how much it may take out of your wallet, consider inexpensive tricks that can induce a big “wow” factor.

MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ENERGYEFFICIENT Did you know that being green saves money, especially around the house? Homeowners annually lose hundreds of dollars to inefficient appliances and a drafty home. Making simple changes can benefit the planet and your bottom line. Choose the right appliances Appliances in your home as well as certain behaviors can have a considerable impact on how much energy is consumed. The Energy Information Administration reports that the average home uses approximately 1,000 kilowatt hours (kwh) each month. Kwh is measured by multiplying the number of 1,000 watts of electricity used by the number of hours the device is in use. Every appliance has a different measure of electricity usage. Here are some examples of common appliances in the home and how much energy they consume in one hour, courtesy of Bright Hub. Electric clothes dryer: 6,000 watts; Washing machine: 425 watts; Refrigerator : 188 watts; Dishwasher: 200 watts; Central AC: 6,000 watts; Window AC: 1,300 watts; Flat screen TV: 150 watts; LCD TV: 213 watts; Vacuum: 1,100 watts; Freezer: 273 watts; Water heater: 473 watts; Toaster oven: 1,200 watts; Coffeemaker: 1,200 watts; Desktop computer: 95 watts; DVD player: 25 watts; Cable box: 20 watts; Laptop: 50 watts Selecting energy-efficient appliances and using them in a conservative manner can reduce energy usage and the cost of your monthly utility bill. Try to run high-wattage appliances during the evening or early-morning hours when energy rates may be reduced. Also, if the weather will be warm, running these appliances during cooler hours prevents the home from heating up even more — possibly requiring the additional use of an air conditioner. Unplug appliances when they’re not in use to avoid vampire drain. Many appliances still draw a small amount of power even when turned off. Also, be sure to properly insulate and position appliances so they can run at the highest level of efficiency.

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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) 3706166 or 768-3009 BANKRUPTCY 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 BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210 CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444 CERTIFIED CHIMNEY SWEEP Cleaning, inspections, repairs for woodstoves, fireplaces, furnace chimneys. Don’t forget your dryer vent! Senior discounts. 372-1664 www.bluegoosecleaning.com CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 CLEANING Spot-It-All Cleaning. Great prices, better results. 953-8426 CLEANUPS AND TREE REMOVAL. Call 451-0531 COMPUTER REPAIR Reboot Computers. We fix PC & Macs. Low rates. (518) 326-0140 DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068 DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $350(incl. poor person app) incl. gov. fees if poor person app. is appr. 274-0380 DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908 DRUM LESSONS All styles, ages, & skill levels. Beginners welcome! Pete Sweeney. Drummer, educator, and author. 495-6622. www.petesweeney.net DRYWALL Best Drywall, Insul., hanging, taping, painting, ref., ins. 7664203

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

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FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwood. Cord/ $210, Face cord / $85. Delivered. 518-283-0767 or 894-5433

HOME REPAIR AND MORE Painting, masonry, elec. plumbing basements. 25 years. references. Ken 857-7689

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FIREWOOD $200 cord. (518)522-1020 FIREWOOD - SEASONED Clean dried seasoned hardwood. mostly oak & hard maple. Face cord, cord or log length avail. 5148898 or 766-6059 FIREWOOD FULL CORD mixed hdwd, nicely dried,del. $250/cord. 488-1467 FIREWOOD FULL CORD, locust, highest btu wood in northeast! Nicely dried $300. 488-1467 FIREWOOD Mixed hardwoods. 1 cord $225. Free delivery. 275-8988 FIREWOOD Seasoned Firewood $195/cord. Chimney cleaning also available. 451-0531 FURNITURE REPAIR All types of wooden furniture repairs and new furniture. Cabinet door and drawer repair. 279-wood (9663) Gross Mechanical for all your plumbing & heating needs. 28 yrs. serving the capital district. 698-8556

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STORAGE Serving Cap. Dist. for 22 years. Indr & outdr winter storage, cars, boats, motorcycles etc 573-5387

TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444

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PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044 PAINTING AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 18yrs exp.Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. 424-0078 PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331 Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Sales/ service. New and reconditioned, free UPS pickup. 877-265-8367 Toll free. ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325

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SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223

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HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530

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CHILD CARE Openings at A Sunshine Palace Daycare. Call 237-0556

FOR SALE Hay 1st cutting $3.50/bale; Rye straw $8/bale. 283-1488 Saratoga $1 Book Warehouse. 68 Weibel Ave., near the mall. One free book for every 10 you buy.

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CHAIR YOGA Yoga is a stress reliever. It improves balance, flexibility and strength. When combined with light weights, where appropriate, it can be even more beneficial. It’s free, it’s fun and there is no obligation. Wear loose clothing and let’s stretch and relax! Classes are on Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 am, at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton; you may join at any time. It’s a mind and body rejuvenation. Yoga is something people of all ages and abilities can come together and do. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for lunch after exercise, please contact the center at 279-3413.


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Pictured left to right: Lauren Payne, Maura Przybylek, Polly Mason, Kathleen Lisson, Caroline Melkonian Members of the Junior League of Troy gathered to deliver Christmas presents for the six girls living in Polly’s Cottage, a part of the Residential Treatment Center at Vanderheyden Hall in Wynantskill. The Junior League of Troy was founded over 80 years ago and makes significant impacts in our community including the founding of the Junior Museum (now CMOST), numerous parent education campaigns, and ongoing support of efforts to improve the health and welfare of women and children. The Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar, Member of the Troy Detachment Marine Corps and NYS Commandant Timothy M. Forbes, and Correctional Officer Dan Morrissey who spearheaded Toys for Tots for the Sheriff’s Office. (Left to right) Sheriff Jack Mahar is proud to receive the Certificate of Appreciation from New York State Marine Corps Commandant Timothy M. Forbes for outstanding support of the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. The Rensselaer Public Safety Building was one of the official drop-off locations for Toys for Tots 2012. Toys for Tots is one of the most recognizable charitable organizations in New York. It is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and is supported by thousands of civilian volunteers. “This organization allows people in the community to give back to those less fortunate,” said Mahar “Toys for Tots focuses on the importance of “giving” especially to those less fortunate at this time of year.” Sheriff Mahar is also a member of the Troy Detachment Marine Corps League. Toys for Tots started in 1947 by a Marine Reservist and his wife for needy children at Christmastime. Since then, more than half a billion toys have been distributed to millions of children.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: LBM Energy, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/12/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at 45 Rose Lane, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE AVERILL PARK - SAND LAKE FIRE DISTRICT #2 In compliance with Public Officers Law section 104 which governs open meeting notification. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Annual Organizational Meeting of the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District #2 will take place on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Fire District Office, 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, New York. The purpose of the meeting is to make appointments for Fire District Secretary, Fire District Treasurer, Chairman, Newspaper, Banks, and Attorney, plus set the place, time and date of the monthly meetings for 2013. Robert E. Blaauw, Fire District Secretary, Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District

St. Timothy Lutheran Church has issued a check in the amount of $1,000.00 to Habitat for Humanity. At the end of September this year, St. Timothy’s presented the Serendipity Fun Fest. The published beneficiary was to be Habitat for Humanity. Chair Marilyn Dyer said, “I am very proud of all the workers that helped to pull this special project together. The community responded in large numbers, and after all was accounted for, we will be able to issue this $1,000.00 grant to Habitat.” She went on to say that there are many people to thank including The Advertiser for all their publicity in advance of the event. Also, the Rensselaer County Sheriffs Department with their child ID and safety program. Ms. Dyer closed by saying that Serendipity events will continue in 2013 and we look forward to everyone’s participation.

SAVE THE DATE! APHS MUSIC DEPT. FUNDRAISER SWING DANCE 2013 Members of the Averill Park High Music Department invite you to an evening of dance, music and fun at the Averill Park High School on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 7pm until 10 pm. Snow date is February 9, 2013. The evening begins at 7PM with expert instruction in swing dance basics by Ron Trito. Ron provides dance instruction locally and is donating his time and talent for the benefit of the music department. Following the dance instruction, big band music will be generously provided by the Georgie Wonders Orchestra to swing the night away. A Raffle and Refreshments are planned. The parents and students of the music program appreciate the support of the members of our community and hope you join us for a wonderful evening. Tickets are available for advance sale, $8.00 for Adults, and $3.00 for Students and Senior Citizens. Tickets at the door will be $10.00 Adults and $5.00 for students and seniors. Children 6 and under are free. To reserve your advance sale tickets, please call Sharon at 518-542-8890 or at sbisner@aol.com.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: 67 Whitehall Road, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/12/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at 45 Rose Lane, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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.

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69 13th ST., LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. 69 13th St., LLC Art. of Org. Filed with NYS Dept. of State 10/24/12. Office Location: Rensselaer Co. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 189, Valley Falls, NY 12185. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC); Name: PICARILLO TAX SERVICES, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) of 10/11/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent for the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O Picarillo Tax Services, LLC, 1105 Madison Ave. Troy, NY 12180 Purpose: Any lawful Purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: MMIWA, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/20/12. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 132 Uphams corner rd., East Nassau, New York 12061. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A [domestic] LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION. The name is 1 WASHINGTON PLACE LLC. A NY LLC filed with the SS on 11/21/12. The LLC is located in Rensselaer Co. The SS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address the SS shall mail a copy of any process is Larry Kagan, 40 West Rd., Troy, NY 12180. This LLC was formed for any legal purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SANCTUARY CONVERSION, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/24/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Peter Jenkins, 196 Third Street, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

78 13th ST., LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. 78 13th St., LLC Art. of Org. Filed with NYS Dept. of State 10/24/12. Office Location: Rensselaer Co. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 189, Valley Falls, NY 12185. Any lawful purpose. Legal Notice Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC); Name: STETHOSCOPE DIAGNOSTICS, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/09/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent for the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Stethoscope Diagnostics, LLC, 500 Federal Street, Troy, NY 12180 Purpose: Any lawful Purpose. MOULES LAKE & LAND, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/5/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1 Saddle Hill Rd., Wynantskill, NY 12198. General Purposes. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC Articles of Organization for AllyTex, LLC were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 30, 2012. Office located inRensselaer 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, 3 West Road, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: for any lawful activity. Notice of Application for Authority of Five Guys Operations, LLC, filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/4/12. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/26/06. Address to be maintained in Delaware: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Articles of Org. filed at SSDE address: Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal Street, Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 10440 Furnace Road, Suite 205, Lorton, VA 22079. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A [domestic] LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION. The name is Misty Valley Farm, LLC. A NY LLC filed with the SS on 10/25/12. The LLC is located in Rensselaer Co. The SS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address the SS shall mail a copy of any process is David L. Lobdell, 579 Totem Lodge Rd., Averill Park, NY, 12018. This LLC was formed for any legal purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: Zullo! Cookies and Milk, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/15/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 323 Grange Road, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed under section 201 of the Limited Liability Company Law. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: SSW Development, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State New York (SSNY) on 11/29/12. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC, 5 Joseph Ct, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: AMS Security Plus, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on December 4, 2012. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC: 743 Columbia Tpke, East Greenbush, N.Y. 12061. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HONEY HEART HOLISTIC HEALTH LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/05/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 45 TC Lane, Hoosick Falls, New York 12090. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: TNT Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/17/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 206 Hampton Ave., Rensselaer, New York 12144. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. Name: the IDEA agency, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/5/2012. Office location: Rensselaer 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, 18 Myrtle Ave., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Mobile Renewable Energy, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/13/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, Rensselaer Technology Park, 120 Defreest Dr., Troy, NY 12180, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity.


MARY DOWNEY NAMED TO DEANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LIST AT SUNY ESF Mary Downey from Eagle Mills, was placed on the fall semester Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, attaining a grade point average of 4.0. She is enrolled in the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biology program and is scheduled to graduate this May. Mary is a 2009 graduate of Tamarac High School.

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LOCALS from HVCC INDUCTED INTO PHI THETA KAPPA ACADEMIC HONOR SOC. Local college students studying at Hudson Valley Community College were recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for two-year institutions of higher learning. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is indicative of academic excellence. Those inducted are matriculated students who have met standards including a grade point average of 3.71 or higher. Local students include: Adnan Alodaini of Troy, who is studying Individual Studies. Sadie Banks of Wynantskill, who is studying Accounting. Jessica Barre of Troy, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Austin Bryant of Troy, who is studying Forensic Science. Melissa Capalbo of Troy, who is studying Nursing. Ryan Carpenter of Stephentown, who is studying Biological Sciences. Regina Chapman of Troy, who is studying Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration. Carlos Cintron of Troy, who is studying Biological Sciences. James Counterman of Averill Park, who is studying Computer Information Systems. Lindsey DeCamp of West Sand Lake, who is studying Individual Studies. John Deerfield of Castleton, who is studying Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration. Melissa Estabrook of West Sand Lake, who is studying Business Administration. Ashley Flanagan of Rensselaer, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Math and Science. Daniel Grimaldi of Nassau, who is studying Computer Information Systems. Andrew Halloran of Valley Falls, who is studying Criminal Justice. Owen Hankle of Johnsonville, who is studying Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration. Rebecca Hankle of Johnsonville, who is studying Nursing. Elias Hayati of Wynantskill, who is studying Biological Sciences. Peter Henchey of East Greenbush, who is studying Biotechnology. Melissa Hennessy of Rensselaer, who is studying Early Childhood. Madisan Hunter of Valley Falls, who is studying Business Administration. Madeline Janzow of Troy, who is studying Business Administration. Kathleen Joy of Troy, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. William Kane of Wynantskill, who is studying Business Administration. Yaser Khalil of Troy, who is studying Engineering Science. Emily Konick of Troy, who is studying Engineering Science. Karissa Kutzer of Troy, who is studying Individual Studies. Amir Lewis of Troy, who is studying Criminal Justice. Lili Lin of Troy, who is studying Business Administration. Thomas Mehner of Troy, who is studying Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Technical Systems. Robert Nash of East Greenbush, who is studying Computer Aided Drafting. Andrea Nielsen of Valley Falls, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Adolescence Education. Natasha Pease of East Greenbush, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Lucas Sestito of Valley Falls, who is studying Business Administration. Daniel Shyer of Stephentown, who is studying Electrical Technology. Richard Simon of East Greenbush, who is studying Business Administration. Melissa Sousa of West Sand Lake, who is studying Health Information Management. Hina Thalho of Troy, who is studying Business Administration. Sanna Thalho of Troy, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Math and Science. Noelle Todd of Sand Lake, who is studying Computer Information Systems. Jacqulyne Venditti of Troy, who is studying Nursing. Matthew Wasileski of Castleton, who is studying Business Administration. Theresa Wederman of Johnsonville, who is studying Manufacturing Technical Systems. In November 1988, Hudson Valley established the Alpha Xi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a highly coveted honor. Students eligible for membership must achieve a high cumulative grade point, be of good moral character, and possess recognized qualities of leadership. Induction into the chapter occurs in the fall and spring of each academic year. Scholarships to four-year institutions are available to Phi Theta Kappa members.

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NAMI RENSSELAER ADDS A FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP IN AVERILL PARK The worst part of having a family member with mental illness is the stigma and loneliness. If we told our family and friends that our loved one had cancer or other serious disease, they would be surrounding us with support, cooking meals, and doing anything to make our life a little easier. When we talk to others about mental illness, it is almost like we said we had a serious contagious disease. No one wants to talk about it and many times, we suffer alone. We offer a place you can talk without judgment and get some much needed support. We understand because we are peersâ&#x20AC;Ś we all have someone who is suffering from the effects of mental illness. Nothing is taboo and we have lots of information/brochures to share. SUPPORT IS FREEâ&#x20AC;Ś You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to â&#x20AC;&#x153;sign upâ&#x20AC;? and you come and go as you need to. Please join as at either location or at both. Our newest location is The Church of the Covenant (the Round Church) on Route NY 43 in Averill Park on the Third Wednesday of each month. We meet 6:30pm to 8:00pm. We will continue to hold our bi-monthly Support Group meetings at the SUNYA School of Public Health, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144 on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Again, this group meets 6:30pm to 8pm. If you would like more information on our support groups, or just need to vent prior to a meeting, please call Mary Beth at 588-6949 or Mary at 227-6701.

ELKS NATIONAL AND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS Applications are now available for the Elks National Foundation and the New York State Elks Association scholarships. There are two types of National scholarships. One is open to all New York State high school seniors. These seniors need not be the child of a member of the Elks. The other National scholarship is open only to children and grandchildren of active Elks members. The state scholarships are for high school seniors whose parent is a member in good standing in the Order of Elks. Forms for these scholarships may be picked up at the counseling centers of Averill Park, Columbia, Maple Hill, and Rensselaer High Schools. The chairman of the scholarship committee of the Rensselaer Lodge of Elks No. 2073 is Errol Fitzgerald (4775427).

APHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT INVITES THE COMMUNITY The Averill Park High School Music Department would like to invite the community to their concerts this year! As always, concerts begin at 7pm unless otherwise indicated, and take place in the High School auditorium. As in years past, the music program has an active year planned. Some of the highlights include: January 24/26 - All-County @ Tamarac - Concert begins at 3pm and is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for Seniors/Students April 12/13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Suburban Council Music Festival @ Ballston Spa. Concert begins at 2pm and is open to the public. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. March 8/9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NYSSMA Piano Festival @ CSR. Open to any student in the Averill Park Central Schools. May 17/18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival @ Columbia HS. Students â&#x20AC;&#x153;auditionâ&#x20AC;? on a solo or small ensemble work of their choice, performing for an adjudicator who gives them unbiased feedback. Scores are used for acceptance into various other programs (such as Area All-State), and the process helps prepare students for auditions. May 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; APHS Music Department Concert and Reception, Annual Chicken BBQ. This coincides with the budget vote. May 24/25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NYSSMA Instrumental Majors hosted at APHS. Various school ensembles (bands and orchestras) will travel to APHS to perform for adjudication. May 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; APHS Arts Gala - 6pm. A final event featuring all of the senior (grade 12) artists (visual and performing) at Averill Park High School. We hope to see you at one of our events! Thank you in advance for your continued support!

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“THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS”

REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Are You In A Foreclosure? There is no need to lose your home. We have the answers(518) 365-6825 Thinking of buying or selling a home this year? Want a $1000 CASH BACK at closing? Call Dream Street Properties (518) 788-6381 or visit: www.upstateny dreamhomes.com

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Quiet 2BR apt. Lg. rooms, $700/ mo. + utilities, sec., refs., w/d hookup, HUD welcome. Corinth 584-4019. No smoking. No dogs.

HOMES FOR SALE 1997 Skyline mobile home. 1178 sq. ft. 3 BR, 2 bath, many upgrades and shed. In Bon Acre Park. $65,000. (518) 674-1629 East Greenbush condo. Assume mortgage. $5000 down. 3 BR, move in cond. Call daily 477-8042

APARTMENTS FOR RENT $1325 N. Greenbush. 1371 sq. ft. 2 BR, walk in closet, laundry rm. Ht & elec. incl. Smoke free house. NP, driveway parking. 391-5018 $675. Rensselaer nice area. 1 BR remodeled. Incl. heat, hot water, cooking gas. Yard, close to conveniences. 791-2502 $695+ East Greenbush 2BR, Sec, lease, references. No pets, Available Jan. 15th. 479-0943

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1BR Renss., off-str. prkg., busline, walk to Amtrak, 2min. to Alb., $650 + util. 573-5387 2 br, $750 + heat & hot water, refrig.&stove, no pets, 1st mo rent, last month rent & security, nr Villa Valenti, Florence Way 892-3199

2 BR, 1 bath. EG schools, Nassau Rt. 20. (518)766-9582. $950+ util Updated. Avail. immed. 2BR West Sand Lake, $650 incl. heat. lease. sec.. No smoking/ no pets. 674-1111 Averill Park 1 bed. apt. upstairs $775 incl. heat & lights, No pets, Sec. req. Avail. 2/1. 733-5661. E.G. 5 min. to Albany. $670 + util. 1 lrg. BR, dbl closets, updated, priv. prkg, laundry, very quiet. Perfect for 1. NS, NP. 365-7896 East Greenbush, $700+, sm. 2BR, ideal for 1-2 people. Sec., lease, off-street parking. 322-3597

HOUSE FOR RENT 1BR House, 1 bath, $650, avail. Jan. 1, 2013, Rte. 20 Nassau. 518-766-9582 2 BR house Schodack. East Greenbush Sch. Yard, quiet area, sec. dep. refs. $850 429-1143 Averill PK. school dist. Unique country setting. 3 BR., 2- 1/2 ba. 1 full ba. front & back porches, big dining & living rm. garage, laundry rm. Built in pool. utils & heat incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. $2250/ mo. 857-4602 Beautiful 3-4br, 3rd Ave., Renss., 2ba, hw flr., lg. yard, off-st. prkg., busline, walk to Amtrak, 2min. to Alb. $1,450 + util. 573-5387 House for rent: 2-3BR, 2 bath, $1,500/mo. + util. North Greenbush. Newly remodeled. 378-5323 Pretty 1 BR cottage E. Schodack. 7 min. to I-90 on busline. NS, NP. perfect for mature adult. Garbage removal. $775 + sec. 766-2266

The Troy Public Library and Transition Troy are pleased to announce the showing of the movie “The Economics of Happiness.” “Far from the old institutions of power, people are starting to forge a very different future...” The International Society for Ecology & Culture’s documentary film about economic localization, a powerful strategy that can help heal our fractured world – our ecosystems, our societies, and our selves. This program will be held Thursday, January 31st, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library, rescheduled from an earlier date. Transition Troy is a collaboration of residents committed to leading our city into and through this period of social and technological transformation. This program is free and open to the public, but please register at www.thetroylibrary.org or 274-7071. Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.

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EG 1BR $700 heat, h/w incl. Well maint., EC, quiet complex. No pets, sec, refs, lease. 449-2122

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish in Speigletown is open Saturday morning, January 5th and 19th, from 9:00 am until noon, with a blow-out sale to begin the New Year! All paperbacks and hard cover books are buy one/get one free! That includes all history, biographies and autobiographies and ALL other authors. Romance novels are 12/$1; dieting, self help and religious books are 6/$1. We are continuing with our sale on children & young adult books at 12/$1. Stop in to see the many new arrivals.

Nassau $600+ util. 1 BR. lrg. eat in kitchen. Single person pref. NP. no smoking. 766-4581 North Greenbush 2 BR apt. $975 + util. No smoking, no pets, Lrg. kitc, wall to wall carpet. 283-2891 Quiet safe heated Renss. apt. needs resp. adult. No pets/smoke. $654+ sec. 732-4221

$700 + util. Nassau Village. 2 BR, 2nd flr. washer/dryer hookup, bus line. Security. 421-2058

AVERILL PARK ANNOUNCES KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

CHET AND KAREN OPALKA OFFER MATCHING GRANT TO SLCA

The Averill Park School District has begun the process of registering boys and girls for the 2013-2014 Kindergarten Classes. If you, or someone you know, has a child who will be five years of age on or before December 1, 2013, please contact the district registrar at 674-7050 extension 2819 to make sure that the child is listed on our school census. This will guarantee that you will receive all upcoming kindergarten information by mail. Registration paperwork should be hand delivered by the parent or guardian to the district registrar at the district office at the Averill Park High School during the month of February. Registration hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3:30 PM with extended evening hours on February 5th & 13th until 7 PM. Registration forms are accepted on a walk-in basis only. No appointment is required. All paperwork must be completed by 02-28-2013. New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164, requires that all pupils must be immunized as follows for your child to attend school: 3 doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (given as DTaP or DTP) 3 doses of polio vaccine (usually as IPV) 1 dose of mumps vaccine after 12 months of age 1 dose of rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of age

The Sand Lake Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that a matching grant will be given to the SLCA from local arts supporters and philanthropists, Karen and Chet Opalka. Seeking donations to provide the match of $5,000, these contributions will be part of the SLCA’s three year capital campaign project that will culminate in 2013. The capital improvements include a new permanent stage with handicapped accessible ramp, a new floor, and improvement of the general lighting in the Fuess performing space. Starting now, your capital campaign contribution will be a part of the matching grant. For information on making your contribution, please contact Debra Roy, Executive Director, 518-674-2007 or Debra@slcactp.org. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

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MARY PAT WAGER EXHIBIT OPENS at SLCA The New Year brings us the intricate and beautiful sculptural assemblages of Mary Pat Wager at the gallery at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. The exhibit opens Jan. 1 and runs until Feb. 15. Mary Pat’s sculptures are assemblages of combined materials – metal, wood, clay, and found objects. She says “I find beauty in all kinds of objects and incorporate it into my art. I love geometric and organic forms combined. They each have a strong language they portray. The gallery is open on Wed. and Fri. from 10 - 12noon, by appt. and during regularly scheduled events. Call 518-674-2007 or visit www.slca-ctp.org for more information. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park.

LOCALS from HVCC INDUCTED INTO PHI THETA KAPPA ACADEMIC HONOR SOC. Local college students studying at Hudson Valley Community College were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for two-year institutions of higher learning. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is indicative of academic excellence. Those inducted are matriculated students who have met standards including a grade point average of 3.71 or higher. Local students include: Daimyen Best of Rensselaer, who is studying Business Administration. Chelsea Brown of Wynantskill, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Courtney Chapones of Hoosick Falls, who is studying Individual Studies. Sean Clarkin of East Greenbush, who is studying Computer Information Systems. Stephanie DeRubertis of Rensselaer, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. David Ellis of Rensselaer, who is studying Broadcast Communications. Joseph Faresta of Rensselaer, who is studying Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration. Greg Ferguson of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying Electrical Construction and Maintenance. Michael Fitzpatrick of Troy, who is studying Human Services. Heinz Granderath of Rensselaer, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Megan Grashaw of Rensselaer, who is studying Business Administration. Heather Harrington of Nassau, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Ashley Hiller of Nassau, who is studying Individual Studies. Liya Horbata of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying Biological Sciences. William Kasper of Castleton, who is studying Biological Sciences. Shirley Kipchirchir of Troy, who is studying Individual Studies. Paolo LaPietra of Troy, who is studying Business Administration. Alyssa MacVeigh of Stephentown, who is studying Criminal Justice. Taylor Matonak of East Schodack, who is studying Individual Studies. Theresa Mullin of Wynantskill, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Ryan Murphy of East Greenbush, who is studying Computer Information Systems. Emily Olson of Berlin, who is studying Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors. Meagan Oswald of Troy, who is studying Business Administration. Brent Popp of Johnsonville, who is studying Computer Information Systems. Anthony Restaino of East Schodack, who is studying Engineering Science. Joseph Ryan of East Greenbush, who is studying Individual Studies. Alicia Sansone of Rensselaer, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Max Scheibly of Rensselaer, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Jillian Shartrand of Troy, who is studying Criminal Justice. Danielle Signor of Wynantskill, who is studying Architectural Technology. Kellie St. Pierre of Rensselaer, who is studying Business Administration. Theresa Wederman of Johnsonville, who is studying Manufacturing Technical Systems. Matthew Whalen of Troy, who is studying Business Administration. April Wickham of Johnsonville, who is studying Early Childhood. Courtney Wolfner of Castleton, who is studying Individual Studies. John Zaremba of Averill Park, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Katrina Zywiec of Troy, who is studying Biotechnology. In November 1988, Hudson Valley established the Alpha Xi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a highly coveted honor. Students eligible for membership must achieve a high cumulative grade point, be of good moral character, and possess recognized qualities of leadership. Induction into the chapter occurs in the fall and spring of each academic year. Scholarships to four-year institutions are available to Phi Theta Kappa members.


ST. TIMOTHY’S TO OFFER TIA CHI CLASSES Beginning Tuesday, January 15th, classes in the ancient Chinese practice of TIA CHI will be offered at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 470 Winter Street Extension, North Greenbush. Classes will be from 7 to 8:00 pm. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice, often referred to as “mind/body exercise. Its slow, gentle movements are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It has been found beneficial for people with arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions The “mind” component of tai chi practice promotes calm and mental balance. And it’s fun and interesting social activity. Instructor Pam Martin of West Sand Lake states, “We will soon all be recovering from the Christmas/New Year’s rush.” We could all use a little calmness to begin the New Year.” Ms. Martin has been teaching tai chi and qigong for three years, most recently at Diamond Ridge Assisted Living Center, and Schoharie Presbyterian Church. Classes will continue weekly. Ms. Martin said, “Anyone can join at any time, classes always have space and practices for new comers. Be sure to wear flat shoes, or sneakers and loose clothing.” To register call 479-3432 and leave your name, phone number and number of people attending.

MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP The Brunswick Community Library is thrilled to present a four session memoir writing workshop in January 2013. The workshop will be led by Susannah Risley, author and teacher of creative nonfiction. The sessions will be held on four Saturdays in January at 1:00 pm. To sign up, please stop by, email, or call the library, 279-4023, library@brunswicklibrary.org January 5th, January 12th, January 19th, January 26th This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Julie Zelman Library Director Brunswick Community Library, 4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180. (518) 279-4023 www.brunswicklibrary.org.

SENIOR MEMBERSHIP MEETING On Friday, January 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. there will be a Membership Meeting at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Join us and be a part of the decisions that affect your senior center. Stay for our noon meal after the meeting, for a suggested donation of $2.50. Entrée for lunch will be; Macaroni & Cheese Casserole. To make reservations for lunch, call the center at 279-3485.

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On January 5, 2000 we gathered in VA to await the arrival of our first grandchildren. Nan & Pop, Great Aunt Mary & Uncle Charlie as well as Great, Great Aunt Evelyn were present. Uncle Stephen arrived shortly after. We were all very excited & waited impatiently to behold these precious gifts we had waited a lifetime to see. Then the doors of the O.R. opened & the very proud dad emerged with one child in each arm. We clapped & yelled as he came to us & placed these little angels in our arms. They were so tiny & we were all in love. Stephen Hunter was the first to enter this world & Conner Preston followed. Conner made a slight sound & we were delighted to think he was talking to us. Thirteen years have now gone by & we are still in awe of these beautiful boys. They continue to bring us joy every day. We want to thank our daughter, Terri & son-in-law, Irvin McClain for giving us the opportunity to watch them grow into the fine young men they are today. Happy 13th birthday Stephen and Conner, we couldn’t love you more. Nan & Pop Brewer & all your family.

HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB MEETING The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Wednesday, January 9th, at 11 AM at the Bethlehem Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. The business meeting starts at 12 Noon followed by the program. Bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. For more information, call Kathy at 393-3156 or Kirsti at 8698125. Everyone is welcome.

BINGO Join the Grafton seniors for Bingo, every Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm at Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. There will be a Special B ingo Friday, January 18, at 1:00 with MVP Health Care. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for lunch, please contact the center at 279-3413.

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283-4110 EGCSD TO HOLD 6-HOUR INS./POINT RED. & 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING CLASSES The East Greenbush Central School District Continuing Education Program announces its next available 6-hour PreLicensing class. The Six-Hour Driver Training Associates Insurance/Point Reduction Course reduces car liability, collision and no-fault insurance premiums by 10% for 3 years and may remove up to 4 points off your license, as determined by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The classes will be held at Columbia High School, 962 Luther Rd, East Greenbush in room S314 on Wednesday, January 16th and Thursday, January 17th from 6:00 – 9:00pm. You will need to bring a check for $40.00 made payable to EGCSD Continuing Education along with your driver’s license or learner’s permit and a pen or pencil. The Five Hour Pre-Licensing Course is required before an appointment for a road test may be scheduled. The next class will be held on Thursday, January 10th and Thursday, January 17th from 6:00 – 8:30pm at Columbia High School, 962 Luther Rd, East Greenbush in room S205. At the first class, you will need to bring a check for $35.00 made payable to EGCSD Continuing Education along with your learner’s permit and a pen or pencil. Registration for these classes must be made in advance. Please call 207-2150 and follow the prompts. Registration is required as no “walk ins” will be accepted.

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SLCA to HOLD ITS FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE CENTER WORKSHOP Sand Lake Center for the Arts holds its first Sundays at the Center workshop on Jan. 6 at 1:30pm - “Basket weaving workshop with Barbara Boughton”. Learn to weave a very lovely small basket in just three hours – a traditional Williamsburg basket using basic basket weaving techniques. Beginners will find the materials easy enough to work with. This basket begins with a square base and ends with a round rim. It is woven on a Williamsburg handle, and incorporates natural and your choice of dyed reed. The basket is finished with a hand-painted stoneware disk in your choice of designs. Base measures 5 1/2" square, 7 1/2" diameter at the rim, and 8" high at the handle. $5 pp and reservations are needed. For ages 10 yrs and up. Class size limit is 10. Materials fee is $15. Call 518-674-2007 or visit www.slca-ctp.org to register. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

TWELFTH NIGHT CELEBRATIONS On Saturday, January 5, 2013, Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer will present Twelfth Night festivities from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Experience an evening of merriment for everyone! Tour Crailo’s new exhibit, along with festive music, Yuletide decorations, seventeenth-century reenactors, hearthside cooking and refreshments. Also, browse for unique gifts at the Marketplace Gift Shop. Admission: $4.00 Adults / $3.00 Seniors & Students / $1.00 Children (12 and under) / $2.00 Friends of Fort Crailo. Snow date is January 6, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Then cross the river where the celebration continues in Albany as Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will welcome visitors for its annual Twelfth Night Celebration, “Salutations of the Season!” From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the site will host an indoor/outdoor holiday event, replete with eighteenth-century holiday fare, live music, bonfires, and lots of wassail toasts! Admission: $6.00 Adults / $5.00 Seniors & Students / $2.00 Children (12 and under) / $4.00 Friends of Schuyler Mansion. Special combo admission for both sites available: $7.00 Adults / $6.00 Seniors & Students / $2.00 Children (12 and under) / $5.00 Friends members. For more information please visit www.nysparks.com or www.facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricSite or call (518) 4638738.

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Letter to the Editor: As part of the dairy Princess Program, we have the Princesses and Ambassadors who make up the court. I do not know where I would be without my court helping me out and filling in at events. All the girls on the court are great friends; most of us show cows together and we all do many other fun activities together. One of my closest friends on the court is my Alternate, Olivia Logue. Olivia and I have known each for a long time. We are acquaintances on many levels, neighbors, schoolmates, as well as being involved in the Dairy Princess Program. Olivia wrote a little bio on herself. Hi my name is Olivia Logue. I have participated in the Dairy Princess Program for 8 years as an ambassador. Right now, I serve as the Alternate Dairy Princess participating in many events and programs. I have been a member of the Rensselaer County 4-H for 12 years. I participate in horse, dairy heifer, and sheep projects. In 4-H, I have done Dairy bowl, Horse bowl, Hippology, and Public Presentations, I have competed at the state or national level. During the summer I do many 4-H and open horse shows both locally and statewide, along with participating in the Battenkill Pony Club. I am also a member the Rensselaer County Teen Exchange, where I have traveled to Oregon and Wisconsin. In school, I am a junior and have been involved in track, cross country, art and the science research program. As the Alternate Dairy Princess, I have helped at a number of events including Ag Days, which brings school age children to the farm, Parades, the Harvest Festival for Unity House in North Greenbush, Schaghticoke Fair and many more. I am honored to serve the farmers of Rensselaer County as the 2012-2013 Alternate Dairy Princess. ~ Courtney Luskin, Rensselaer County Dairy Princess

HOLIDAY REDEEMABLE BOTTLE/CAN DRIVE BENEFIT Community Wide Holiday Redeemable Bottle/Can Drive (for Deposit Only Please) on Saturday, January 12th, from 10AM to 1PM in the Averill Park HS Front Parking Lot. Proceeds/Donation to benefit the Averill Park HS Indoor Track Team and Athletic Booster Club.

E-READER DROP-IN HELP SESSION The Troy Public Library is pleased to announce an EReader Drop-In Help Session, from noon to 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Main Library. Unsure how to use the new ereader you got for Christmas? Drop in anytime between noon and 4 pm with your e-reader and there will be someone here to help you get started. No reservations required. For further information, go to www.thetroylibrary.org or call 274-7071. The library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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SUPT. HOFFMAN ASSURES APCSD COMMUNITY of EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS Dear Averill Park Central School District Community, I wanted to share with all of the Averill Park Central School District community our processes for dealing with incidents of the type that occurred on Friday, December 14 in Newtown, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For security concerns, I will not go into details of the protocols used, but please know that we have had appropriate action plans in place since 2007, and our safety drills are practiced each year without fail. We collaborate with regional health, safety, and law enforcement representatives to insure that our protocols reflect the advice of experts in the field. Our plans are regularly reviewed to examine the continued appropriateness of our procedures. Also, whenever an incident of this type occurs, the plans are automatically reviewed to make sure that the plan continues to be the best plan possible to protect all of the students and staff in emergencies. This is not just regarding an intruder in school, but all emergency situations, which include flood, fire, bomb threats, as well as intruders in the school. It is critical that our staff and students know how and where to go when an emergency happens. These drills are imperative to test our ability to be prepared should an emergency occur. As more information comes out regarding the horror that occurred on December 14, rest assured that we will use that knowledge to review and if needed, revise our emergency plans. ~ Dr. James D. Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools Averill Park Central School District


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