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LEGIS. APPROVES RESOLUTION TO ASSIST FORT ORANGE REVITALIZATION PROJECT The Rensselaer County Legislature approved a resolution supporting efforts to revitalize the Fort Orange Paper Company property in Castleton during the year-end meeting on December 17. The resolution approved unanimously at the December 17 legislative meeting allows for access to the property, which is controlled by the county, and continue work to make the property ready for active use. “Revitalizing the Fort Orange property and returned to active use is at the top of the county’s priority list for 2014. This is a major property for economic development purposes and restoring Fort Orange to active use would be a major accomplishment,” said Chairman of the Legislature Martin Reid. The Legislature has been an active supporter of efforts to revitalize Fort Orange. Several years ago, the Legislature played an active role in bringing the federal Environmental Protection Agency to the site to remove asbestos. The EPA removed approximately half of the asbestos from the large property, located on Route 9J near the Hudson River. Efforts to revitalize Fort Orange, which closed in 2000, have been delayed because of the presence of asbestos and due to the property essentially being abandoned. Legislators have touted the property, noting the site has rail access and proximity to the Thruway, I-90 and other major roads. The property is sizable and able to accommodate many different uses, legislators note. “We are growing optimistic about the future of the Fort Orange property. Rensselaer County is ready to work cooperatively with the private sector and some interested parties to revitalize this important property in Castleton,” said Legislator Judith Breselor, a member of the Legislature’s Planning Committee. “The Fort Orange site was a vital part of the economy in southern Rensselaer County for generations. At its peak, Fort Orange operated three shifts a day, and was a source of employment to many in Castleton and surrounding communities for years. We want to see a return to that activity at the Fort Orange property,” said Legislator Alex Shannon, chairman of the Legislature’s Environmental Committee.

Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar presented Kyle F. Olson the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s 2014 Criminal Justice Scholarship award for Rensselaer County.

WYNANTSKILL UFSD GARDNER-DICKINSON SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS 2013-2014 1st Quarter Honor Roll - 7th Grade - Charles Anderson, Stephanie Donovan, Kassidy Feehan-Littlejohn, Jaylee Green, Bruce Gumlaw, Jr., Tyler Hallenbeck, Ryan Reardon, Gabriel Rivenburg, Bradley Willett, Austin Winchip. 8th Grade - Ian Albert, Daniel McCrea, Jr., Matthew Miner, Samuel Morone, Benjamin Roseberger 2013-2014 1st Quarter High Honor Roll - 7th Grade Christopher Allen, Joseph Catone, Justin Cioffi, Kaylan Comenole, Ryan Coonan, Katelyn Cooper, Brooklyn Darling, Gracie Driscoll, Brody French, Amaya George, Abbie Hudspath, Rachel Kane, Olivia MacGregor, Courtney Miller, Christina Parrottino, Nicco Perrotti, Vincent Petitti, Kia Plumadore, Tyler Roy, Aidan Tenzyk, Leah Thomas. 8th Grade - Jordan Audi, Isabella Casale, Timothy Cooper, Anthony DeGiorgio, Jewel Evans, Isabella Fanning, Morgan Feehan-Littlejohn, Rachel Fredricks, Serafina French, Danielle Gumlaw, Giavanna Gumlaw, Raymond Hoffman, Keara Kelley, Michael LaBelle, Mackenzie LaVoy, Madison LaVoy, Jimi McCarthy, Conner McClain, Stephen McClain, Paige Nicholson, Averi Panichi, Jessica Rebhun, John Roullier, Natalie Stoner, Aidan Sullivan, Kaylie Watts, Brendan Willson, Shana Winchip.

SAINT ROSE JAZZ FACULTY IN CONCERT Members of The College of Saint Rose music faculty will present a concert of jazz standards and original compositions. The Saint Rose Faculty Jazz Ensemble will perform Friday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany. The evening will feature works performed by Paul Evoskevich, saxophone; Sean McClowery, bass; Cliff Brucker, piano and drums; Matthew Finck, guitar; Mark Foster, drums/percussion; and Brian Patneaude, saxophone. A presentation of Premiere Performances at The College of Saint Rose, admission is free and open to the public.

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). January clinic will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 10:30 a.m. All Rensselaer Co. seniors 60 yrs. of age and older welcome, reservations required, 279-3413.

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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 during the month of December: Grade 6 Wall of Fame Students: Madeleine Balga, Cameron Brown, Sam Ghent, Madelyn Harris, Lena Kiehl, Lauren Meyers, Aidan Millington, Matthew Morin, Ainsley Rogers, Eric Schuman. Grade 7 Spotlight Students: Austin Bradway, Anthony Carucci, Eamon Finnerty, Julia Haworth, Nate Jamison, Emily Jaworski, Nick Maggio, Jenna Miller, Sophia Morone, Joe Smith. Grade 8 Mission Accomplished Students: Lilyanna Ainsley, Connor Balter, Stephen Budesheim, Abigail Chenette, Emily Conway, Ryan Deo, Kylie Gavitt, Heath Glasgow, Paul McGreevy, Krissi Schaefer.

THE EXPANDING SOCIALIST QUAGMIRE Letter to the Editor: Having observed the decline of both our education and health care systems over the years, I can’t help but notice similarities. Both have been described as Constitutional rights and now both are devoid of the freedom of choice. But where the government’s debasement of education came incrementally over the course of many decades, health care’s usurpation occurred in a virtual instant. Today’s more Narcissistic Socialists seem to have gotten impatient and abandoned their fifty year plan approach to policy implementation. Where they used to stealth-fully pass legislation in small innocuous steps in order to hide their long term goal, they seem to have “jumped the shark” with regard to health care. If the Federal government had tried to implement, in one fell swoop, the changes to public education that have been brought about under the radar, one district at a time, one state at a time, over a fifty year span, it too would have failed instantly. Maybe we should be thanking President Obama (just kidding) for opening the eyes of the sleepy citizens among us. If only our Progressive Socialists of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s had tried to remove God from the classroom, create a Federal Department of Education, empower teacher unions, undermine the budget voting process, implement fuzzy math, whole word reading, curved grading, social engineering, Common Core et al., all at once, we might have been able to avoid the quagmire of failing public schools that many Americans have come to accept as the new norm today. ~ David Crawmer, www.republicamerica.us Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.


APHS TOP FIVE IN EACH CLASS 1st QTR 2013-2014 (listed alphabetically) Grade 9 - Payton Bielawski, Joseph Bott, Amanda Bourne, Cammy Kwok, Jessica Malenfant, Laura Wendell. Grade 10 - Cameron Coffey, Daniel LaPointe, Kaitlyn Ludder, Sarah Meemken, Daminica Ryan. Grade 11 - Zara Davis, Katherine Kowalczyk, Hannah Middleton, Emily Oliver, Audrey Pitcher. Grade 12 - Anthony Ferritto, All ison Hacker, Allyson Holland, Jordan Tymeson, Abbey VanAlstyne-Ponce.

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The Averill Park Off-Broadway Players are excitedly preparing for their annual Winter One Acts . This showcase of short plays written and directed by talented students is a benefit for the Rensselaer County Commission for Economic Opportunity, which helps local people in need develop the tools necessary to live a happy and independent life. Over fifty students are involved to make this wonderful production a success. The shows featured are The Backstage Zone by Chad Reid, Robbin’ the Hood by Kathryn Bartosik and Katelyn Pohlmann, Awkward Avoidance Rangers by Liza Ferrini, I Need You So Much Closer by Brian Masella, Waiting on the Outside by Joe Benevento, The Love Letter by Alex Wojtaszek, Everybody Loves How David Schumann is Always in the Middle by Will Murphy and Andrew Tater, Marshmallow by Emily Bergerson, and an interactive preview of our spring show Peter Pan by Maddie Carpenter. Admission is a donation of cash or non-perishable food items for CEO’s food pantry. All proceeds go to the Rensselaer County Commission for Economic Opportunity. The shows are on January 10th and 11th at 7:00. Come for a night of fun for everyone and support the Off-Broadway Players and the Rensselaer County Commission for Economic Opportunity.

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An Antiques Appraisal Day will be held at St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Old Rte 66, Averill Park, NY 12018 on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10 am2pm. The event is hosted by Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques, Nancy Toomer, of House of Rose Antiques and Dennis Holzman, of Holzman Antiques. Bring your antiques or treasures to St. Henry’s Church (near Crystal Lake) and find out their value (verbal appraisal only). There will be a charge of $5 for each item or 3 for $10. All proceeds benefit St. Henry’s Church. Food will be for sale by the Knights of Columbus. For more information, directions or to reserve your spot, please call Lisa Hutchinson at 573-7098 or LisaHutchinson367@gmail.com

QUILTS FOR KIDS SEWING CONTINUES Karen Casey will continue the Quilts for Kids sewing and cutting bee’s. The January 11th sewing and cutting bee has been canceled. The next one will be Saturday, February 8th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and the second Saturday of each month at the Emmanuel Reformed Church on Maple Hill Road in Castleton. So if you want to come and donate your time for a great cause, Quilts for Kids have already donated two hundred plus quilts to Albany Medical Centers Child Care Unit. So bring your sewing machines, cutting mats and rotary cutters. If you have any stash (100% cotton or cotton flannel) you would like to donate, please bring it with you, or contact me to pick it up. We will be sewing kits that are all ready made for you, and some will be cutting up material to make the kits and then putting them together. Bring your own lunch. Hope to see you there. Contact Karen Casey at www.casey.albanyqfk@gmail.com or 518-766-3776.

BLOOD DRIVES Give a pint...Get a pound. All presenting donors this January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee. • 1/10/2014, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Brunswick Elks - Banquet Room, 655 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/10/2014, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Troy Boys and Girls Club - Gym, 1700 7th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/13/2014, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, American Legion Post 1489 - Banquet Hall, Main Ave, Wynantskill, NY 12198. • 1/16/2014, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, St Marys Church - Parish Hall, 26 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123. • 1/16/2014, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Pitney Bowes Tech School Tech School, One Global View, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/23/2014, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Hudson Valley Community College Siek Campus Center - Exhibition Room, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/23/2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Russell Sage College - Meyer Gym, 45 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/ 24/2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Evergreen Commons - Columbia Room, 1070 Luther Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. • 1/25/ 2014, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, St Timothys Church - Classrooms and Offices, 470 Winter Street Ext., Troy, NY 12180. • 1/27/ 2014, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Hedley Park Place - Bloodmobile, 433 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/29/2014, 11:30 AM 5:30 PM, RPI Mueller Center - Lobby and Meeting Room, 15th Street, Troy, NY 12180.

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L - R: Lauren Payne, Heather Silvernail, Kathleen Lisson, Caroline Melkonian, Maura Przybylek and Sylvia Sorriento. The Ladies of the Junior League of Troy delivered Christmas gifts to girls of Polly’s Cottage, a part of the Residential Treatment Center at Vanderheyden Hall in Wynantskill.

SAND LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMS The next program of the Sand Lake Historical Society will be on Tuesday, January 14th. Kenneth James will speak about his life work to preserve the American Chestnut Tree, growing and experimenting with trees on his Stephentown property. The program will begin at 7:30 pm at the Sand Lake Town Hall, corner of Route 66 and 43 in Sand Lake. Enter by Sand Lake town courtroom lower entrance. The February program will be on Tuesday, February 11th. “Show and Tell About Local Quilts” by local quilters or quilt owners presenting 19th and 20th century quilts owned and/or created in Sand Lake and vicinity. Those wishing to take part in this program are requested to contact Robert Loesch at 518-674-8204 or rkloesch@aol.com. The program will begin at 7:30 pm at the Sand Lake Town Hall. For more information about the Sand Lake Historical Society, how to become a member and other programs, please visit the website: http://sandlakehistory.org. All programs are free and open to the public.

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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 the December 10, 2013 legislative meeting and other meetings during the month. December is one of the busier months for legislators, with special meetings, budget votes, and other meetings and duties before the end of the year. Legislators met on December 2 to consider adoption of the 2014 county budget, with the budget staying under the state tax cap. The 2014 budget is the third budget to stay under the state tax cap, and protects needed county services and the county’s solid fiscal standing. One of the services protected in the budget is the Rensselaer Senior Center. In recent years, funding shortfalls almost caused the closure of the senior center. I am happy to see county funding maintained in the budget for 2014, especially given the increased attendance at the center. The Legislature aided in producing a solid budget thanks to reductions in legislative spending, the latest in several years of reductions and savings. Legislators also worked with the County Executive to generate an additional $100,000 in savings during the coming year. An agreement was also reached to begin work on a capital plan to improve county roads and bridges. At the December 17 meeting, legislators approved a resolution that allows a private company the ability to conduct clean-up operations at the Fort Orange Paper Company in Schodack. The clean-up work would follow clean-up work undertaken by the federal Environmental Protection Agency several years ago at the request of the Legislature. Fort Orange was a great source for jobs in southern Rensselaer County and the county is very interested in revitalizing the property and returning it to active use. The December 17 meeting was the completion of the 20102013 term for the Legislature, and I again thank Rensselaer residents for their support in allowing me to continue serving our city during the new 2014-2017 term. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, safe and prosperous New Year. The next meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature is Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Residents are welcome to contact us 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.

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SECOND WAVE OF SNOWY OWLS MAY BE ON THE WAY We’re experiencing what could be the largest-ever influx of Arctic Snowy Owls into the Northeast and Great Lakes states. Kevin McGowan, a biologist at the Cornell University Lab or Ornithology, says this influx may be only the first wave. He also explains why snowy owls are attracted to airports. McGowan says: “The sudden influx of these birds, called an ‘irruption,’ may be the first wave. More Snowy Owls are poised to head south looking for food and will be attracted to wide-open expanses, such as airports, because they resemble their native tundra. “Now that we know this is happening, airports can prepare for it by connecting with local wildlife removal experts, as the Port Authority of New York City has done. In most cases, we’ll be talking about a few birds per airport. “More than likely these Snowy Owls are moving south from the Arctic because of a shortage of their favorite food up north – lemmings – or because of a bumper crop of young. We can expect them to stick around through early spring before they head back to the Arctic. “This year’s Snowy Owl irruption is the largest we’ve seen in decades and this is an awesome opportunity for people to see these birds. A really great way to find out where they are in your area is to check out the live maps at eBird, which tracks reports of the Snowy Owls at http://www.eBird.org. Snowy Owls are one of the most impressive animals on the planet. You don’t have to be a bird watcher to appreciate how cool they are!” ~ Submitted by Cornell University Media Relations Office

APPLICATION DEADLINE for ENVIRO. QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces January 17, 2014 as the application cutoff date for three, new Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) options for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Applications accepted after January 17, 2014 may be considered for funding if additional application rounds are announced or for potential consideration in FY2015. The three new CAP’s that are available are: Feed Management Plan: is a farm- specific plan to address manipulation and control of the quantity and quality of available nutrients, feedstuffs and/or additives fed to livestock. Prescribed Burning Plan: is a site-specific plan that addresses one or more resource concerns on land through the use of fire. Pollinator Habitat Plan: is a site-specific conservation plan that addresses the improvement, restoration, enhancement, expansion of flower-rich habitat that supports native and/or managed pollinators. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on national, state and locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment. At the time of application, applicants must specify the resource concern(s) that they intend to address. CAP plans must be developed by a registered Technical Service Provider (TSP). If you are interested in applying for an NRCS conservation program, please visit our web site for information on applying at http://www.ny.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/general information / how_to_apply.html. You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/ app?state=NY.To learn more about Technical Service Providers and to search for a registered TSP, visit the National NRCS website at: http://techreg.usda.gov


SHERIFF MAHAR RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

SACRED HEART SCHOOL FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL ANNOUNCED Sacred Heart School Principal Mrs. Susan K. Merrill announced the Honor Roll for the first quarter: High Honors: Sixth Grade – Abigail Burns, Zay HarrisJohnson, Arica Miller. Fifth Grade – Kira Angrisano, Timothy Harper, Gigi Kataoka, Allison Mack, Rachel Malek, Kristen Paravella, Grace Rogers, Sarah VanDenburgh. Fourth Grade – Sara Bartels, Honorah Bullough, Skylar Harrington, Gabriel Lammon, Gabrielle Neisen, Delaney Pratt, Emma Wilk, Hope Wilk. Third Grade - Riley Archambault, Samantha Brady, Isabella Barcher, Seamus Camenga, Michelle Chan, Jack Mooney, Marilyn Sullivan, Chrisian Teitsch, Sophia Vasil Honors: Sixth Grade – Caitland Baker, Tanner French, Emily Gibson, Rhiannon Gorman, Eric Manny, Nicholas Miller, Dylan Quintal, Hannah Rule, Patrick Sullivan, Charlie Testo. Fifth Grade – Nadia Brown, Skylar Burns, Anthony Cordero, Alan Diaz, Justin Mazoway, Michael Sullivan, Mia Sweeney. Fourth Grade – Francesco Alfano, Maggie Daniels, Davin KeddellTuckey, Brian Manny, Mariano Ragone, Jordon Pryor, Annabelle Raia, Anthony Testo, Kasey Williams. Third Grade – Rosanna Alfano, Landon LaChance, Michael Kippen, Ethan Roberts, Nicholas Schrom Award for Honor, Conduct, Study Skills and Effort: First Grade – Jack Archambault, Katie Backaus, Matt Bullough, Betsey Colligan, Fiona Gokey, Abigail Haker, Angelina Hayes, Seth Kataoka, Emerie Keddell Tuckey, Blake Kilgallon, Kyle Manny, Gabriel Pagan, David Peckham, Maraya Perez, Brady Pratt, Maurice Ragone, Vern Richard, Logan Roberts, Jayden Schreyer, CJ Strong, Elizabeth Suto, Kaden Warren, Jon Weatherly, Alex Weatherly. Second Grade – Grace Camenga, Jake Darwak, Makayla Desir, Alexander Douglas, Connor Guerin, Austin Hill, Michael Houser, Ainsley Klingaman, Liam Mack, Jack Matuszek, Tessa Mazoway, McKensie McAvoy, Molly Minehan, Liam Nevins, Oliver Saunders, Richard “Rollie Weatherly, Jr.

2014 COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES IN EAST NASSAU If one of your resolutions for the coming year is to work to improve your community, the Village of East Nassau has many opportunities to help you meet your goal! You could run for elected office – during elections this coming March we will select our mayor and two trustees for the village board. Nominating petitions for village elections are due on February 11. Or you could be on the newly established Village Ethics Board – letters of interest for the Ethics Board should be sent in this month. Or, if joining a formal board is not your thing, then perhaps you would like to work on developing our new Bell Park. Or perhaps working on projects geared toward beautification of public spaces in the village would be of interest. And the emergency services companies serving our village (Hoags Corners Ambulance, Tsatsawassa Fire, and Hoags Corners Fire) are always looking for new members. For more information about these and other opportunities to serve the East Nassau community in the New Year, visit the village web site at www.villageofeastnassau.org or contact me at mayor@villageofeastnassau.org. Best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season. ~ Mitch Levinn, Mayor

Sheriff Jack Mahar is proud to receive the Certificate of Appreciation from New York State Marine Corps Commander 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 2013. Chief Bly donated his 2014 raise of $430.00 and the officers union matched that $430.00(total $860.00). Sergeant Sauer took the money and through the use of coupons, manufacturer and store rebates purchased $1600.00 worth of toys. 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.

AUTHORIZED STATEMENT from RENSS. CO. EXEC. KATHLEEN M. JIMINO RE: New York State Tax Commission Final Report “Unfortunately this commission, void of any local government representation, failed to even mention the overwhelming burden of the State’s unfunded mandates that have driven local taxes to the highest in the nation. In Rensselaer County these unfunded mandates consume 90 cents of every local tax dollar we collect including our property tax dollars. Sadly, their suggestions appear to continue the shell game perpetuated by the State creating more smoke and more mirrors to mask their own responsibility for the overwhelming cost of property taxes across the state. If homeowners in New York State are ever going to see real tax relief, the State of New York must reduce the burden of unfunded mandates on counties so that we can reduce our spending and provide the much needed tax relief our residents and businesses deserve.”

AIRMAN MORLEY GRADUATES BASIC TRAINING Air Force Airman Sean J. Morley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Morley is the son of John Morley of Averill Park. He is a 2011 graduate of Averill Park High School.

GOOD FOOD IDEAS Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy, will host Rensselaer County’s Cooperative Extension monthly “Good Food Ideas” cooking demonstration, on Friday, January 17, at 11 a.m. The topic will be “Heart Healthy Budget Friendly Foods.” There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. A Roast Beef dinner will immediately follow for a suggested donation of $2.75. For reservations for dinner, call 270-5349.

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RENSSELAER JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL HONORS FOR THE 1st MARKING PERIOD Ms. Karen T. Urbanski, Principal of Rensselaer Junior Senior High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, New York 12144; Telephone Number 436-8561; has announced the following students for the Principal’s List (89.50 and above) and the Honor Roll (84.50 – 89.49 average) for the first marking period. Principal’s List: Grade 12: Aye Aye Aung, Brandon Butler, Chana Davis, Jacob Forgea, Zachary French, Mia Gil, Rowan Goca, Steven Harwood III, Tieara Karlquist, Gabriella Kirker, Emily Kopaskie, Cheyenne MacGilfrey, Selena Medina, Naceir Melton-Jones, Tyler Oliver, Jared Radley, Kathleen Rodriguez, Raynika Wilcox. Grade 11: Abhishek Anil Nair, William Brooking III, Joshua Cirillo, Brandon Clancy, Gabrielle D’Alessandro, Kurt Donner, Jonathan Hall, Shane Hamilton, Pwint Hnin, Sydney Jerome, Krsna Jevons, Olivia Knapp, Emily Kretzschmar, Aliyah Linnen, Ezra Neal, Gabrielle Pike, Cody Rifenberick, Curtis Rodriguez, Brian Sousis, Jr., Min Yar Zar, Kyaw Zwa. Grade 10: Htat Aung, Phil Balabala, Kasheim Bandy, Jolene Bell, Donovan Burrows, Christopher Gil, Tyler Harwood, Anthony Moore, Jr., Keondre’ Nixon, Alexander Prusky, Crystal Rafferty, Sirawit Ratchatacharoenpong, Christopher Spath, Gabriel Stephan. Grade 9: Christina Bellamy, Dean Biancaniello, Jr., Allexus Billetts, Thomas Burgess III, Jordan Caywood, Emma Cicchinelli, Joshua DuLong, Bailee Dykeman, Moo Law Eh, Mae Endres, K Thari Han, Halana Hayner, Sudarat Hormhuan, Lay K’Pru Htoo, Joshua Kenna, Alexis Leonard, Ethan Radley, Ciara Saure, Imanda Silver, Valerie Stephan, Mia Stewart, Sha Toh, Madison Tyndell, Zin Zin Wai, Hein Zaw, Hiluan Zi. Grade 8: Madison Berhaupt, Autumn Brown, Michelle Dymond, Angelene Eriole, Rebecca Gier, May Hlaing, Kenneth Kenyon, Zo Ko, Bryanna Mangual, Alexandra Maxian, Dashawn Nelson, Zavier Nixon, Tyrese Smith, Zarka Tahir, Stephanie Williams. Grade 7: Motasam Alshami, Purevsuren Batdorj, Isabelle Bollman, Max Brady, Izaek Bulibek, Michael Burdek, Navia Bynum, John Dodson, Chazden Ford, Matthew French, Omar Garcia, Sean Gillan, Thiri Htun, Gianna Johnson, Matthew Kahler, Justin Katras, Allison Knapp, Catherine LaPorta, Brezney Lyon, Olivia Magione, Priscilla Marrero, Monica Par, Olaposi Peters, Karina Pirani, Tino Rodriguez, Kaitlynn Salvinski, Zarash Tahir, Kieran Teator, Alani Thomas, Joshua Touzin, Kira Weston. Honor Roll: Grade 12: Ban Ban, Michelle Cirillo, Aajahle Edmunds, Jasmin Edmunds, Tyisha Hector, Matthew Katras, Aye Aye Mar, Win Myint, Jesse Patterson, Charles Sackett, Ian Stewart, Vincent Storms III, David VanVorst, Jr. Grade 11: Natasha Apple, Barry Dennis, Jr., Emily Hemming, Christian Hulett, Kortnee Phillips, Yasmin Santiago, Autumn Shambeau, Brendon Tomlinson. Grade 10: Raven Bushey, Leigha Diacetis, Dakota Hempstead, Monica Hood, Lay Wee Htoo, Thanat Jusomboon, Zachary Katras, Kya Nee, Victoria Scaringe. Grade 9: Evens Angulo Duvil, Kevin Billetts III, Annalise Burdick, Allison Giannantonio, Benjamin Newton, Ka Paw, Michael Stammell III, Richard Tillman, Jalen Wilcox. Grade 8: Marcus Allert, Angelo Billetts, Jr., Raymond Edwards, Htat Lwin, Zachary Mackey, Bryan Mangual, Angela Marrero, Perignon Rogers, Nicole Scaringe, Nicholas Soler, Alaysia Thomas. Grade 7: Jayleigh Bellefeuille, Nathaniel Breedon, Tianna Dewer, Tiarra Dewer, Jenna Downey, Aubri Ferren, Elijah Foust, Henry Goca, Blain Goodell, Ruslan Kourin, Brian Legan, Hsar Roe, Aminah Wingfield.

STEPHENTOWN FOOD PANTRY REQUESTS CLIENT ID FOR 2014

TOWN OF BRUNSWICK CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION

All Stephentown Food Pantry clients will need to bring identification showing their street address, such as a current utility bill, on their first visit of 2014. The pantry offers shortterm assistance to residents of Stephentown, New York, and Hancock, Massachusetts. The pantry is open every Saturday morning, weather permitting, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Stephentown Federated Church, Garfield Road (County Route 26). Appointments are not needed. As always, requests for help are confidential. For information, call 518-487-8606. This volunteer group has been serving the community since 1983, and is entirely supported by donations. If you wish to give money to help stock the pantry, you may send checks to the Stephentown Food Pantry treasurer at P. O. Box 387, Stephentown, NY 12168. The pantry is also a member of the Food Bank of NENY in Latham, New York; you may request any contribution you make to them be applied to the Stephentown Food Pantry account as part of their Adopt-A-Pantry program.

The Town of Brunswick Highway Department will begin curbside collection of Christmas Trees on January 6th. The collection will begin on one side of Town and proceed across the entire Town. This will be repeated as manpower, equipment and weather permit. The collection program will end on January 31st. Residents should place their Christmas trees on the edge of their property adjacent to the roadway edge or curb, trees need to be free or ornaments, plastic bags, metals and any other contaminates. Wreaths containing metal or plastic rings will not be accepted they should be disposed of with the resident’s regular trash. We appreciate the resident’s cooperation. If you have any questions, please call 279-3461 ext. 100.

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LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH Many people have a fear of water. Doing simple chores, taking a shower, even washing their hands might take every ounce of courage they have. Swimming in the ocean, a fast moving river or even a peaceful pool is certainly out of the question. Imagine how the people of Israel reacted when John called them to be baptized in the Jordan for repentance of their sin. Pastor Henry asks the question that might have been on their minds: “Is it safe?” Join us this Sunday at Love Lutheran Church as Pastor Henry presents “Is it safe to go into the water again?” a sermon based on Mark 1: 9-11. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Worship begins at 10 AM. Please go to our NEW website: http://www.lovelutheran. net/ – for more information and directions, or call 477-8685.


DEADLINE NEARS FOR NRCS’ WILDLIFE HABITAT INCENTIVES PROGRAM

MAPLE HILL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH AWARD

New York farmers and landowners have until January 17, 2014 to apply for 2014 conservation program funding to protect and improve the habitat for certain at-risk, threatened or endangered wildlife species, while also benefiting many other species that depend on similar habitat. The Departments of Agriculture and the Interior have an established partnership to use innovative approaches with farmers and forest landowners to restore and protect habitat for specific wildlife species. In New York State, Working Lands for Wildlife focuses funding and expertise to assist private land owners in the creation and maintenance of habitat necessary to sustain breeding populations in their current ranges. New England Cottontail: portions of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and Rensselaer counties. Bog Turtles: portions of Wayne, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Sullivan, Ulster, Orange, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and Rensselaer counties. The Working Lands for Wildlife Program focuses on the creation, management and maintenance of appropriate habitat in close association with forested landscapes or adjacent to active agricultural land. If you are interested in applying for an NRCS conservation program, please visit our web site for information on applying at: http://www.ny.nrcs.usda.gov/ programs/ general_information/how_to_apply.html. You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: http:// offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=NY.

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 October, 2013, the students selected to receive this recognition are: Freshman – Benjamin Sherwood, Sophomore – Logan Ferriera, Junior – Sabrina Sepowski, Senior – Jordan Healy Benjamin, son of Mr. David Sherwood and Ms. Carolee Bennett, is nominated for being a phenomenal student and a good role model for his classmates. He shows leadership in group situations and is very respectful to others. Ben plays soccer and plans on playing lacrosse in the spring. He currently participates in band and jazz band. Outside of school he enjoys reading and his favorite author is Stephen King. Ben plans to go to college after high school. Logan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ferriera, is nominated for being an incredibly hard worker who comes to school with a positive attitude. She is a shining example for others, often times studying and working through her lunch period. Logan participates in ski-club here at Maple Hill. Outside of school she takes piano lessons. After graduation, Logan plans to attend college to study architecture. Sabrina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sepowski, is nominated for being a hard worker along with being polite and respectful to adults and her peers. She participates in soccer, yearbook club, all-county, and chorus. Outside of school she plays soccer both indoors and outdoors and enjoys staying active. After graduation, Sabrina plans to go to college to become a chemical engineer. Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Healy, is nominated for being a very focused and determined individual. He participates in cross-country, wrestling, track and field, media club, swing choir, and international club. Outside of school he enjoys running, volunteering, and playing board games. After graduation, Jordan is looking to get into an engineering program when he heads off to college. The faculty and staff wish to congratulate these students on being selected October students of the month for their respective grades.

NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH AT SNYDER’S LAKE You’re invited! Come and worship at the new Snyder’s Lake Community Church. Now meeting in the old chapel at Camp Scully, located at 24 Camp Scully Way in Wynantskill. Our non-denominational Christian service is held Sunday mornings at 10AM. For more info, please contact snyderslakechurch@gmail.com. All are welcome, come grow with us!

FREE MOVIE NIGHT “The Ultimate Life” will be shown at St. Timothy’s Church, 470 Winter Street Extension, North Greenbush on Friday, Jan. 17, at 6:30. Admission is free and so is the popcorn and soda. This is a prequel/sequel to our previously shown “The Ultimate Gift.” Starring Peter Fonda as the young “Red”. You will find this a very moving family film. Visit- www.theultimatelife.com

WRITER’S WORKSHOP Rensselaer County ’s Troy Senior Center would like to invite you to join our Writer’s Workshop. The facilitator, Janet Chiefari, has had 6 books published, written for magazines and local newspapers. The framework of the monthly meeting is that each person reads what they have written and the other members critique, and make suggestions to clarify. Our running theme is the “seasons of our lives” - writing about events, holidays, experiences, etc. that can be passed on to children and grandchildren. This group is a stimulating, exciting incentive to get writing! Our next meeting will be January 23 at 1:00 pm. Call (518) 2705539 for more information.

BREAKFAST SERVICE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY - SAND LAKE The annual Breakfast Service of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held Saturday, January 18, at the Church of the Covenant, Route 43, Averill Park. The breakfast will begin at 9:00 am, sponsored by the Sand Lake Area Association of Churches. Walk-ins are welcome without reservations. The breakfast will be a buffet prepared by men of the Church of the Covenant. A voluntary donation ($10 recommended) will be received to defray the cost of breakfast and to support the ecumenical community outreach of CoNSERNS-U/Reach in Rensselaer County, a program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. This will be an ecumenical celebration of the Word of God as part of the area’s observance of the annual international Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Begun in 1908, the Week of Prayer is celebrated January 18-25 each year in cities and towns across the country and around the world. The theme for the 2014 observance is “Has Christ Been Divided?”, based on the Scripture I Corinthians 1:13. The theme and the text for each year’s international observance are chosen and prepared by representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and representatives of the World Council of Churches. The international texts are developed, adapted and published for use in the United States by the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute in Garrison, NY. For more information, please contact Pastor Bob Loesch, 518674-8204, rkloesch@aol.com

NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY COURSE NAMI Rensselaer County is very excited to be able to announce we are getting ready to present the NAMI Family to Family course as of Monday, January 13th at the SUNY School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer. The classes will be taught over 12 weeks; Monday evenings at 6 pm to 8:30 pm. NAMI Family-to-Family Program, a dynamic 12-week family psychoeducation course offered to and taught by individuals who have a loved one living with a serious mental illness (Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, PTSD, etc.). The Family-to-Family curriculum provides participants with clear, accurate, and practical information on topics such as the categories and biology of mental illness; medications and research; crisis management; communication skills; problem solving; self-care; advocacy, and recovery. This course is offered free of charge and yet the knowledge is priceless. The only requirements are that you are a family member or friend of someone living with mental illness and you must preregister to be a participant so that we can order your manual and supplies. This course is not intended to be taught to individuals with mental illness as NAMI Peer to Peer is more appropriate. If you are interested in registering, please contact our NAMI trained Family to Family teachers: Pam Slotsky @ 428-0975 or Bonnie Nasca 669-0456. If your call goes to voice mail, please feel free to leave a message and they will be sure to call you back.

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APHS HONOR ROLL for the1st Qtr. 2013-2014

ALIVE & WELL: A DOCUMENTARY The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Capital Region/WMass/VT Affiliate Set to Bring Highly Acclaimed Documentary to Albany ALIVE & WELL is a documentary that follows seven people coming to terms with the reality of living with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a hereditary brain disorder that affects people of all races all over the world. Far from giving us a hopeless glimpse into life with terminal illness, ALIVE & WELL reminds us all of our ability to persevere with strength, despite life’s most difficult challenges. Any individual or family living with Huntington’s disease or a neuro-degenerative brain disease will find this documentary informative and hopeful. If the medical research community can solve the riddle of Huntington’s disease, it means finding treatments and cures for many other degenerative brain diseases as well. You can view the movie trailer at: http://aliveandwellthefilm.com. When: January 13, 2014 @ 7:30 PM; Where: Spectrum Theater, Delaware Ave, Albany; Cost: $10. Please reserve your ticket today by going to this link: http://gathr.us/screening/6514 The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is the largest 501(C)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s Disease. The Albany NY, Western Massachusetts and Southern VT Affiliate was established in April 2011. Marcella Junco is the Affiliate Leader. Her contact information is E-mail: albanyhdsa@gmail.com.

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High Honors – 90 and above: Grade 9: Julia L Adams, Breanne A Agan, Gabriella C Alberino, Gregory T Allard, John T Anton, John A Aretakis III, Andrew C Balogh, Madeline R Benevento, Cooper J Bentley, Payton Bielawski, William M Bornt, Joseph Martino Bott, Amanda M Bourne, Dalton Louis Brooks, Cassandra R Bruzdzinski, Christina Louise Bucci, Riley E Bulmer, Christina T Burgazoli, Dylan Burns, Savanna P Caldwell, Zachary Canaperi, Oliver J Clayton, Taylor Clement, Nora Collins, Olivia J Crouch, Jessi Dickinson, Jeanna DiPaolo, Ashley N Easterling, Maxwell L Everett, Jack Ferlito, Mackenzi J Flynn, Lauren Alexandria Garrett, Sarah C Garzione, Liam B Gelder, Katherine Glanton, Ryan Gregware, Alexandra C Hansen, Brandon Harris, Alicia E Hartzell, Emily C Haworth, Emmett Hayes, Whitney Jude Heck, Deanna R Heffner, Mary C Hellman, Samara Holmes, Trevor R Hrubecky, Hannah A Katz, Harley Ann Kearney, Kevin J Kelly, Rebecca F Kelly, Brad Kenneally, Jordan E Kennedy, Annabella Kerwin, Sadie R Kerwin, Lauryn King, Rachel N Koch, Skyler E Kocsis, Abigail C Kronau, Cammy Kwok, Zachary C Lanoue, Eric L LaPointe, Zachary E Larkin, Skyler V Leveroni, Ryan T Long, Jessica L Malenfant, Sarah Manfred, Makayla M Martinez, Alexzander McCullen, Anne E McKenna, Laura A Micheli, Makenzie T Minkler, Alexandra I Moak, Kristin Morin, Leah A Morin, Maeve E Morrissey, Morgan R Moscinski, Allison Elizabeth Mullen, Brianna L Nash, Ryan C Nolan, Olivia Novak, Tyler J Petell, Lena Piche, Michael D Premo, Haley M Quinn, Rebecca Re, Grace H Reid, Kendall L Reiter, Cameron D Roberts, Kalisha Jane Romano, Jamie Nicole Salerno, Robert Marc Anthony Schmitz, Matthew Schumaker, Cameran Schwarz, Shannon L Seeberger, Alyssa Sicko, Angelina Solomon, Leno Sorriento, Kathryn Stackrow, Tyler D Swint, Hanna K Teal, Sophia Rose Testo, Skyler A Thibeault, Rachel E VanBergen, Kelsey VanFleet, Madison M Vogel, Summer Catherine Ward, Laura Wendell, Jacob O White, Conor Willsie, Zoe M Willson, Trinity S Wohlferd, Ryan J Wood, Daniel E Wrenn, Abigail R Zalucky, Hong Ming Zheng. Grade 10: Michael W Ames, Andrew M Baker, Megan E Balter, John Barnes, Kathryn A Bartosik, Steven Thomas Beattie, Cassandra L Beaudin, Matthew A Bedell, Emily A Bell, Emily Bergerson, Kristin Marjorie Bomba, Alexandria R Boyd, Bethany Esther Brechbill, Janie A Breen, Liam J Carroll, Madeline Marie Carroll, Jeremy A Carter, Felicia A Catlin, Robert J Cetrino, James M Clark, Abbey M Clobridge, Cameron J Coffey, Megan E Coutin, Evan J Crawley, Austin Crosier, Robert Gerard Deeb, Alyssa M DonVito, Hunter J DuPont, John C Farash, Kayla Marie Farrell, Adeliza F Ferrini, Olivia A Fischer, Victoria L Fisher, Madeline J Gibbons, Brian C Giddings, Nicholas Spencer Ravitch Gilbert, Jessica Gordon, Caleigh E Haggerty, Justin Avery Hansen, Cameron G Hasbrouck, Jessica M Hayes, Marisa J Heiserman, Mikayla L

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Holmes, Brianna M Holser, Devin D Holser, Margaret G Hoyt, Madeline L Illenberg, Amber L Jones, Dylan C Jones, Sydney D Julien, Nicolas R Kalinowski, Tyler Kelly, Meredith P Kenneally, Jordan E Kittle, Daniel C LaPointe, Ann E Lettko, Meagan A Lettko, Kaitlyn B Ludder, Emma C Mancino, Olivia M Marrochello, Paige A McNamara, Caroline A McPartlin, Sarah E Meemken, Shannon G Meyer, Claire Elizabeth Millington, Lukas J Morgan, Daniel P Morone, Amanda L Mosall, Katie Orecki, Tyler Matthew Panichi, Jacob L Pitts, Katelyn Pohlmann, Lily N Prashaw, Elizabeth R Pugliese, Cade W Pytell, Allyson Quinn, Benjamin S Quinones, Zoe J Raffo, Tiffany A Roberts, Jordan M Rockwell, Daminica S Ryan, Stephen P Ryan, Jenna M Safford, Frank Todd Scaturro, Elyse M Scott, Kayla A Seeberger, Hannah M Shoemaker, Anthony M Siddon, Erik J Silver, Nina M Sivaslian, Jessica L Slavin, Kathryn A Toth, Nicholas Jon Tymeson, Amanda J Vrsalovic, CaiLi Ann Wachtel, Brittnay Wade, Allison L Wark, Viktoria Cleo Wiebusch, Stephanie Williams, Alyssa M Winckler, William J Winkley, Aleksandra Wocher, Noah Aevan Wood, Morgan Wilson Wright, Amanda C Young, Sean J Zelenke. Grade 11: Alyssa Anthony, Rachael M Apfel, Justin Arsenault, Jordan A Bates, Joseph R Benevento, Lindsay F Bryce, McKenzie E Bump, Shaun Carpenter, James W Carpentier, Olivia Skye Carter, Vincent K Caruso, Victoreya A Chenette, Alyssa Victoria Clairmont, Sara R Craft, Lindsy May Cranston, Andrew D’Alleva, Zara Bronwyn Davis, Andrea M Debboli, Michaela A Derderian, Samantha J Doscher, Kelsey A Ernest, Ryan P Fahrenkopf, Hannah A Filuta, Katelynn Mary Flick, Lilia G Flynn, Camaryn E Franchi, Benjamin R Fudge, Izabella R Gelder, Kelsey Head, Jacob A Henricks, Jessica A Heritage, Samuel R Holden, Elizabeth R Howard, Bridgit A Hrubecky, Sydney M Hurley, Rachel E Kearns, Anna M Kemp, Maia Catherine Klippert, Katherine E Kowalczyk, Emily Elizabeth Christa Kreuzer, Morgan LaBelle, Alexandria R Lambright, Jena R LaMontagna, Elizabeth A Lannigan, Matthew J Lanoue, Rebecca Lenseth, Morgan Lewis, Gina Maria Lincoln, Alyssa Lindeman, Brittney Katelyn Mack, Sarah R Malenfant, Jenna L Masters, Larkin C McNamara, James W McPartlin, Hannah L Middleton, Emily Rose Misnik, Chelsea M Morgia, Emily C Oliver, Kevin P O’Neill, Audrey R Pitcher, Samuel D Quinones, Stephanie L Radley, Alexis B Reed, Emma Kathryn Reinisch, Tristan C Retzke, Patrick J Rogers, Connor M Rollins, Alexander V Semegin, Caroline E Silver, William C Simard, Samantha A St Germain, Joshua M TealGamble, Lauren J VanRoy, Patrick Wellington, Bailey Anne Willis, Luke A Willson, Caraline R Wood, Lauren A Wood. Grade 12: Tori M Alberino, Christopher J Arnold, Allison M Arsenault, Jarred W Austin, Samuel Douglas Beaulac, Joshua M Bedell, Emily E Bond, Nina J Bruzdzinski, Elizabeth L Bubie, Madeline Carpenter, Halla Carpinello, Bryan D Carr, Evan Michael Carrier, Benjamen Carter, Alexis Paige Caswell, Tyler M Childrose, Samantha R Clark, Wesley O Clayton, Shay M Collins, Hailee M Criscione, Jeremy Dagner, Brittany A Dearstyne, Catherine Decker, Connor P DeSormeau, Katherine A DeWolf, Emma H Dickinson, Kelly Donnelly, Alexander James Dunn, Katelyn M Easterling, Mia A Eddy, David R Engwer, Kyle D Ernest, Logan Fahrenkopf, Kaylee Farr, Anthony Ferritto, Kristina Film, Jeremy S Flint, Nathan J Glanton, Noah D Glanville, Samantha M Golden, Nolan Michael Gray, Asdis E Griggs, Allison S Hacker, Emily K Halpin, Amanda A Harrington, Stephen W Hayes, Emily E Heier, Hannah Christine Hoffman, Allyson A Holland, Abbey E Hollister, Kayla Holmes, Nicholas C Horton, Christopher M Hough Deane, Macauley J Hoyt, Madison J Huntley, Laura D Hynes, Jonathon Jackson, Caitlin A Jansson, Shannon Helene Johnson, Elizabeth Mae Karam, Ashley Rachel Kerwin, Jacqueline I Kindlon, Courtney L King, Julianna Kolakowski, Kari Ann Law, Emily K Lawrence, Eric W Leith, Riley E Ludwig, Fiona S Lyons, Lauren V Lyons, Patrick T Mancino, Lewis N Masella, Lisa Mason, Abigail E McClory, Mariah McClure, Courtney E McDowell, Alexander McIntyre, Jessica A McMillen, Sarah A McTague, Brittany N Meka, Gregory C Meyers, Isabella Morizio, Padraic C Morrissey, Jacob T ~continued page 9


EAST SCHODACK GARDEN CLUB MEETING The January Meeting of the East Schodack Garden Club will be held Friday, January 10th, at 7 p.m. at the East Schodack Fire House on Route 150 in East Schodack. The program, Healthy Habits in the Garden, will be presented by Pam Taft, CCE Master Gardner. Refreshments and socializing will follow the presentation. For further information, call 477-6542.

TEXAS HOLD’EM Texas Hold’em to be held at the West Ghent Firehouse, 74 Bender Blvd. in Ghent on Saturday, January 11th. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 6PM. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957.

CHS CHAMBER SINGERS PROUDLY PRESENTS “ONCE UPON A STAGE 2014”

APHS HONOR ROLL for the 1st Qtr. 2013-2014 ~continued~ Mosher, Kylee Jane Mueller, Chelsea A Mullen, William S Murphy, Mackenzie Nitz, Kenzie S O’Connell, Sadie May Olson, Shireen Sarah Olyaie, Michaela Omecinsky, Maxine C Oryell, Brady F Palladino, Margaret R Pasanen, Micheline Elizabeth Pasinella, Alexandria M Perry, Steliana M Philip, Jenelle Pinke, Rianne Pinke, Sarinah Victoria Whiting Pond, Jessica Powers, David Pugliese, Matthew P Reasor, Matthew E Regan, Megan A Regan, Chad H Reid, Thane P Reilly, Benjamin T Reinisch, John L Riegert, Sean P Ryan, Anna E Scherer, Christopher T Schlueter, Eric F Scott, Krista L Seeberger, Charles D Sivaslian, Eric Snyder, Mikayla Snyder, Serena E Solomon, Sabrina C Squires, Alicia M St Germain, Liam S Swiatek, Nicholas E Teal, Anthony M Testo, Kyle A Thibeault, Joseph L Toth, Jordan Marie Tymeson, Abbey M VanAlstyne-Ponce, Emelyn J Vandenberg, Devin M VanDervoort, Samara Vermilya, Shane W Walsh, River Ashley Ward, Brandon Charles Weaver, Sara M Weaver, Jennifer Williams, Sean R Willie, Holly Winkelhake, Samuel R Winkley, Joanne Yeung, Justin T Zaremba. Honors – 85 and above: Grade 9: Taylor M Angrisano, Alexander J Bubie, Lily A Buckley, Maggie Eileen Bulmer, Sydney M Burton, Dominick Carnevale, Taylor N Catlin, Jack C Chevalier, Alyssa J Dailey, Andrew E DeLaMater, Dennis C Dobert, McKensi Mary Duncan, Cassiana Enderle, Joseph Finelli, Brendan Garrow, Charles James Gilmore Jr, Zachary Gregware, Zachary J Hale, Harley M Hanagan, Taylor Head, Christopher Hughs, Brianna A Isby, Gareth Eileen Fitzgerald Kaedy, Harley Nicole Kahler, Sarah Kelsey, Patrick H Leahey, Leslie A Mead, Gregory T Miller, Kiley Pendergast, Nicholas J Purdy, Vanessa M Rider, Emily M Rousseau, Mikala Lydia Ann Russman, Samantha S Schroeder, Samantha M Schupp, Volodumir Vasiliovich Semegin, Kaila R Siddon, Cameron S Simard, Madysen Victoria Stone, Jeffrey M Sweet, Cassie S Walsh, Randy Wheeler III, Alexander M White, Britney I Williams, Noah S Yearsley. Grade 10: Charles J Ballard, Matalyn E Bergmann, Noah Jacob Boland, Taylor Ann Bozek, Michael A Cahill, Zachary Ryan Cahill, Sydney K Carey, Alexander A Carpenter, Kayliegh E Catlin, Joseph Cauwenberghs, Kyrsten M Changa, Anthony Cioffi, David A Cocca, Matthew W Crowe, Zachary J Danaher, Angelique Breeze Debault, Maria Faith Decetise, Timothy W Dunn, Dylan G Farley, Alexandra A Fazio, Joshua A Flint, Thomas J Francis, Nelson J Fuller, Alyssa E Galipeau, Kylie Jenna Gaston, Alanna M Gill, Melena Marie Giuliano, Sean J Harrington, John Sidney Heffner, Breona Heidelmark, Zachary M Horan, Kyle R Kidney, Hunter Kortz, John S Lyons, Amelia D Mamone, Brian M Masella, Elladio Melendez, Benjamin R Miller, Isaiah M Moak, Gillian L Morris, Grady L Morrison, Garrett A Moss, Donald Nash, James Andrew Nichols, Mark J O’Donnell, Morgan Allysse Oliksowycz, Jordan M Oliksowycz-Gardner, David A Paul, Jonathan T Pinho, Ashlee Price, Sean M Robert, Breanna M Rooney, Alfred Rousseau, April L Sanford, Lily B Scoville, Paige Justice Sicko, Jessica D Strock, Kearstin Lee Thomas, Alexander O Valenti, Jonathan D Van Vleck, Hannah K Weatherwax, Lance Julian Woodard. Grade 11: Michael Ainsley, Macie S Bentley, Ray J Buckley, Lindsay M Buell, Colton J Butterfield, Samantha Lynn

Coonrad, Adrianna Cooper, Abigail Daigle, Nathaniel James Davis, Christian M Dell, Maxwell C DeVoe, Ashley M DiMeo, Abby Catherine Driscoll, Monica Marie Dushensky, Tiffany L Dwyer, Skyler A Elfeldt, John D Finelli, Delaina M Fisher, Daniel P Fratianni, Justin M Garzione, Louisa M Germinerio, Wendy N Glasser, Gabriella Mora Gorman, Ryan D Graf, Kortney A Haupt, Allison Hillenbrandt, Alyssa M Hitchcock, Jenna L Hull, Connor M Kasuba, Elizabeth Kempter, Matthew C Ketzer, Victoria N King, Jacob Koch, Kyle J Kozlowski, Taylor A LaPorta, Jordain C LaScala, Amber Lehman, Mackenzie Jayne LePage, Joseph T Lettko, Caesar Andres Lewis, Amy L Loveridge, Lexy K Lynch, Kathleen A Mai, Maria J Malatesta, Collin Malone, Gretchen Jo McCormick, Katie N McDowell, Megan L Micheli, Olivia M Mihalko, Jesse Dylan Miner, Morgan Ashley Minkler, Kimberly Moak, Morgan T Monaco, Paulina E Murray, Alicia E O’Brien, Christie Rose Olson, Caitlin I O’Shea, Seth E Parker, Talia I Pascucci, Dominick J Pasquariello, Andrew D Pattenaude, Zachary J Phillips, Victoria M Ranken, Emma L Reitano, Zachary Ruschmeyer, Alexis Michele Sanchez, Daniel S Sanchez, Nicholas V Scanu, Emily Frances Schultz, Nicole Elizabeth Shepard, Scott M Shoemaker, Sofia M Sorriento, Charli Francis Spiegel, Reigan Mackensey Stone, Michael Streeter, Andrew Tatar, Elisha J Thompson, Daniel R Valentine, Samantha A VanBuren, Michael Robert Vest, Alyssa Jade Weingartner, Sierra L White, Stephanie Marie Winchip, Victoria Izabella Woodard, Kathryn Ziegler, Michael D Zipkin. Grade 12: John F Ainsley, Matthew E Ainsley, Christopher S Amadon, Noah J Annello, Jacquelyn Arsenault, Cassandra Booth, Patrick Bryans, Erica L Burton, Gina M Capece, Meghan Carter, Paul M Cellucci, Darby M Clobridge, Randy Daley, Andrew M DeFlumer, Emily Rose Derepentigny, Alexandra L Edmans, Jacob D Evans, Kimberly Gibson, Benjamin M Glasser, Shelby K Glasser, Ashley N Hausler, Tyler P Houser, Eliza Hubbard, Brent A Jones, Kaylee Joanna Kannes, Katrina E Kardelky, Thomas P Kiely, Patrick R Krause, Carly M Leubner, Joseph Lindeman, Bree A Marano, Joshua David Meemken, Andres Molinet-Chavez, Richard P Mosall Jr, Owen D Nuss, Michael Owens, Brian G Pohlmann, Corey Radzyminski, Cody J Rockenstire, Aiden T Rockwell, Emily E Rusiecki, Elizabeth N Ryan, Taras V Semegin, Cody M Squires, Emma E Teal, Maximillian R Tessitore, Alex J Tomlinson, Ryan J Tymeson, Clifford E Warner, Joshua Welcome, Marissa R Wells, Evan S Willsie, Alexandra Wojtaszek, Timothy J Yetto.

Columbia High School Chamber Singers proudly presents: Once Upon A Stage 2014 - Street of Dreams. The student run musical revue will be performed on January 10th and 11th at 7:00 pm in the Columbia High School Auditorium. Directed by high school seniors, Kerry Allen, Sabrina Cristo and Dan Macke. Choreographed by Tallis Warren and orchestrated by Heather Zimmermann. It will be great entertainment for all ages! Street of Dreams will feature songs from the well-known musicals Rock of Ages, Edges, Dog Fight, Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Hair, Sister Act, The Last Five Years, The Lion King, Godspell, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Aida, and 13. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Hope to see you there!

BIRCHKILL ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD MEETING

The January meeting of the Birchkill Arts and Crafts Guild will be held on Monday, January 13th, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church Hall, 175 Williams Road, Troy. The program will be 20th Century Local Architecture presented by Historian Barbara Urban. Bring a sandwich and your favorite cup. Desserts will be provided by hostesses Martie Lombard, Marge Richmond and Linda Rinella. Guests are always welcome.

NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER Gil Payette will be with us at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, in Grafton on Friday, January 24, 2014, for more Native American storytelling. This month Gil will be covering Feather work at 1:00 p.m. Join us for lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $2.75, with an entrée of; Macaroni & Cheese. For more information, or to make reservations for lunch, please call 279-3413.

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Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino has announced the 2014 schedule of the County’s Rabies Vaccination Clinics. The clinics aim to prevent human exposure to the potentially deadly disease by immunizing domestic animals and pets that could potentially carry the disease. “These vaccination clinics for your pets are an excellent step in protecting your family from exposure to this deadly disease. I encourage all pet owners to take advantage of these rabies clinics and the educational information available from our County Health Department on rabies, as well as a host of other health related issues,” said County Executive Jimino. During the upcoming clinics, Rensselaer County Department of Health staff will provide the appropriate rabies vaccination and booster shots as mandated by the New York State Department of Health to cats, ferrets and dogs. Owners are asked to present their pets’ most recent immunization certificate, and all pets must be secured either in a carrier or on a leash. The first hour of each clinic is dedicated to cats and ferrets with the second hour dedicated to dogs. The dates, locations, times, and contact numbers are as follows: 2014 RABIES CLINICS • 1/9/14 - Thursday - Brunswick Community Center 5-7 pm - 18 Keyes Lane - Troy; • 2/08/14 Saturday - Mink’s Firehouse 10am-Noon - 959 Broadway Rensselaer; • 4/03/14 - Thursday - Sand Lake Public Works - 5-7 pm - (Town Garage) 25 Springer Road - West Sand Lake; • 5/01/ 14-Thurs. - Schodack Highway Garage - 5-7 pm - 3776 US Rte. 20, Nassau; • 6/05/14 Thursday - Poestenkill VFW - 57 pm - 25 Veterans St.Poestenkill. Residents with questions regarding the rabies prevention program or other programs and services offered, should call (518) 270-2655 or visit www.rensco.com and navigate to Dept. of Public Health page.


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The East Greenbush Fire Dept. Park Station, located at 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush, will be holding Pizza & Wing Night on Saturday, January 11th, serving from 4:30 to 7:30PM. This month featuring Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Try our new hand tossed pizza and try our salad bar & mozzarella sticks too! All are welcome to eat-in or take-out. Phone orders will be accepted after 2pm; 477-6503 or 479-4168.

The Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange group will be hosting a Family Style Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, January 18th, 4 pm – 6 pm, at the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush, 1 Gilligan Road. Dinner includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, harvard beets, rolls, beverage and dessert. The cost is $10/person with a reservation, $12 at the door ($6 child with reservation; $7 child at the door). Make a reservation by calling 421-2360.

entertaining & celebrations ONE NIGHT WITH YOU ALL ELVIS/ALL NIGHT On Saturday, January 25th, The Sons of The American Legion will be hosting Johnny Rabb and The Jailhouse Rockers with special guests, performing all your Elvis favorites. This is our largest fundraising event of the year, and as part of The Legion Family, our main goal is to raise funds aimed at improving the quality of life for our nation’s children. Advance tickets are available at The American Legion, 111 Main Ave., Wynantskill for $10.00 each prior to 1/11, after 1/11 $12.00. Also, limited seating is available with a reserved table of eight. Doors open at 6:30PM with music 7:30 - 11:30PM. Supporters can enjoy drink specials and are welcome to bring their own food/snacks. This event has sold out the past three years so reserve early. Please join us for a Rockin’ good time for a Rockin’ good cause. For more info, call Bill at 441-0013.

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The Rensselaer Senior Center would like to invite you to Our Special Dinner for January which will be held at noon on Tuesday, January 14th. We will be celebrating “A New Beginning.” Our menu for the day consists of: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Parslied Rice, Peas and Carrots, Rye Bread, Grape Juice and Strawberry Pineapple cup. Following dinner, we will be entertained by Brian Zapel. Come and join us for this delicious meal and entertainment. Please call 463-2166 to make lunch reservations. Suggested contribution is $2.75, but no one will be denied a meal. The Center is located in the McManus Center, corner of East and Herrick Streets, Rensselaer. There is plenty of parking near the Center. Call the center at 463-2166 for reservations.

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THE LANGLEY’S DULCIMER & AUTO HARP Join us for something new, something unique - a dulcimer and auto harp performance by The Langleys, on Friday, January 10, at Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy. The performance will begin at 11:00 am in the dining room. Immediately afterwards a dinner of chicken ala king, rice, broccoli and chocolate pudding will be served, for a suggested donation of $2.75 for seniors. To sign up, or for more information, call the Center at 270-5348.

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KIWANIS PASTA DINNER “ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT” FUNDRAISER The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, January 11th, from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. All-YouCan-Eat - $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will continue to be held every second Saturday in the upcoming year. The January date is scheduled for Saturday the 11th. Proceeds will aid Kiwanis supported projects. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

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TSATSAWASSA PROTECTIVE FIRE CO. BREAKFAST The Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company will serve their monthly breakfast at the firehouse on Sunday, January 19, from 8AM until 11:30AM. Breakfast consists of your choice of French toast or pancakes, together with bacon or sausage, toast, orange juice, beverages and eggs prepared to your order for a cost of $6 with children under 5 served free. Support your local fire company while visiting with friends and neighbors and enjoying a hearty breakfast to start your day. The firehouse is located behind the post office near the intersection of Routes 20 and 66 North in the hamlet of Brainard and is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 518766-3815.

Come and join the New York Capital District Christian Women’s Club for our “Just Clowning Around” Luncheon on Wednesday, January 15th from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 Rte. 146 (Carmen Road), Guilderland, NY. Barb Field, from BJ and Company, will be telling us about her clowning and miming business. One of our favorite vocalists, Pastor Larry Johnson from Gloversville, NY will be inspiring us with his wonderful voice, and Peggy Traester from Broadalbin, NY, will be telling us her inspiring story. Come and bring a friend. They’ll be glad you did. Reservations are necessary and cancellations a must, no later than January 10th, 2014. Please call Nancy, 869-0642, or Joyce, 235-4297. The cost for the meat lasagna luncheon is $15. inclusive (cash only please). Nursery free at the restaurant, by reservation only, infant through kindergarten. Bring a bag lunch for the child.

FREE DINNER On Friday, January 10, 2014, the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a free dinner. The menu will be a potato and ham casserole, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and beverage. It will be held at the church at 520 Pawling Avenue. Dinner will be served from 5PM until 6:30PM. There is no charge for this dinner. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 273-6859.

SOUPER SUPPER The Va lley Falls United Methodist Church, 16 State Street, will hold one of its Super Souper Suppers on Sunday, January 12th, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Featured will be a wide variety of soups plus bread, muffins, drinks, and dessert for only seven 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. valleyfallsunitedmethodist. com.

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TOWN OF NASSAU 2014 TAX NOTICE INFORMATION Taxes will be collected during the month of January at the Town Hall, 29 Church Street, Nassau starting on Thursday, January 2, 2014 according to the following schedule: Wednesdays from 9 AM to 11:30 AM; Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fridays from 1 PM to 4 PM and Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. THERE WILL BE NO COLLECTION HOURS ON ANY MONDAY OR TUESDAY. At other times, please call the Town Hall at 766-2343 ext. 8 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 1 – 2 business days. NO PENALTY will be charged if payment is made by January 31, 2014 1% MUST BE ADDED to payments made from February 1 to February 28, 2014 2% MUST BE ADDED to payments made from March 1 to March 31, 2014 If a reminder is mailed to you in March and payment is made by the 15th or after, there is an additional penalty of $2.00, which is included in the reminder bill total. THERE WILL BE A $20.00 FEE IMPOSED FOR RETURNED CHECKS. After March 31, 2014 taxes will no longer be received by the Town of Nassau Tax Collector; but must be paid to the Rensselaer County Bureau of Finance, 1600 Seventh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. There will be additional penalties imposed. ~ SANDRA M. DOYLE, Tax Collector

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BOY SCOUT TROOP 528 MONTHLY BOTTLE DRIVE Troop 528 holds monthly bottle drives on the 2nd Saturday of each month, this month is Saturday, January 11th. Returnable bottles and cans can be dropped off next to the Troop’s signs located at main intersections in the Town of Poestenkill on the morning of the bottle drive. Money raised from the bottle drives helps fund Troop activities. Please contact Deb at 2480225 or dharris2025@hotmail.com with any questions.

NASSAU SYNAGOGUE & JCC ANNUAL TU B’SHVAT The Nassau Synagogue & Jewish Community Center, located at Route 20 in Nassau, has announced that their annual Tu B’Shvat (New Year of the Trees) program will be held on Monday, January 13th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The holiday program will feature an exciting game of art charades where the categories will be nature and the environment. A Tu B’Shvat Seder will follow which will include the sampling of the seven species from Israel and a discussion about their Biblical origin and symbolism. Fred Rheingold, Hebrew School teacher of the synagogue, will lead the seder accompanied by the singing of Tu B’Shvat songs led by Lynn Gross. If you are interested in attending this program, please RSVP by Friday, January 10th. You may call David Gross, Synagogue President at 732-4037, Pam Tatar, Hebrew School teacher at 674-0302 or email Nassausynagogue@gmail.com. These programs have been supported by The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.


JANUARY PROGRAMS and EVENTS at GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY Grafton Community Library is pleased to announce the following programs for the month of January. All programs are free and open to the public. They will take place at the library, which is located at 2455 NY Route 2 in Grafton. For more information, contact the library at 518-279-0580 or email director@graftoncommunitylibrary.org. Stay up-to-date with everything that is happening at the library by liking us on Facebook and visiting our online events calendar at www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org/whats-happening-at-yourlibrary • Weekly Story Time. January 16th at 4pm, January 23 at 4pm, January 29th at 10:30 am. Bring your little ones to the library for story time fun including crafts, stories, snacks and more. • Weekly “Sit & Knit” Knitting and Needle Arts Group. Every Saturday from 10 am. All skill levels welcome. Come work on your projects and learn about all the needle arts including knitting, stitching, and crocheting. • Weekly Game Days at the Library. Every Tuesday starting at 3:30pm. Come to the library to play your favorite board games with friends: Scrabble, Bananagrams, Scattergories, and more. Use the library’s games or bring your own. • Grafton Community Book Club: The Richest Woman in America by Janet Wallach. January 29th at 12:30pm. For this month’s selection, we will discuss the fascinating story of Hetty Green, America’s first female Wall Street tycoon. The Grafton Community Book Club meets the last Wednesday of every month.

INDIA BOOK STUDY GROUP Travel to India through books with a four-week excursion —we have two literary ports of call supplemented with lectures, films clips, and current material. Join us at the Troy Public Library on Mondays, January 13th, 20th & 27th, from 6PM – 8PM. Our first book is the novel The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri, the story of a man who does errands for the residents of an apartment block; how is his life different from those who live above? What does this tell us about Indian society, or about our own? Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex Van Tunzelmann is an historian’s account of the birth of modern India and Pakistan. You will meet Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, and Mountbatten in detail you haven’t seen before. A fascinating story of a troubled time. Your host for the journey is Professor Bruce C. Browne, who lived in India for eighteen years while attending Woodstock School. He and his wife have since lived in Iran and Qatar, and enjoy travel. Copies of The Death of Vishnu are available at the circulation desk. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

TOWN OF SAND LAKE WINTER WEATHER REMINDER The Town of Sand Lake Highway Department would like to remind residents that there is no parking on the side of roads during a snow storm so that Town roads can be properly cleared. Garbage cans need to be placed no further out in the roadway than your mailbox. We appreciate your cooperation to make our Town roadways as safe as possible. Town of Sand Lake Department of Public Works Commissioner Brian Hunt - 674-3011

RENSS. CO. LEGIS. ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR NEW TERM

The Rensselaer County Legislature organized January 2, 2014 for the 2014-2017 term of office. Selected to serve in leadership posts are, from left, Vice Chairman for Finance Phil Danaher, Minority Leader Peter Grimm, Vice Chairman of the Legislature Stan Brownell, County Court Debra Young, who administered the oaths of office to legislators, Chairman of the Legislature Martin Reid, and Majority Leader Ken Herrington. The Rensselaer County Legislature held the organizational meeting for the new 2014-2017 term on Thursday, welcoming three new legislators and electing officers to preside over the lawmaking body. The Legislature voted to re-elect Martin Reid as Chairman, Stan Brownell as Vice Chairman, Phil Danaher as Vice Chairman for Finance, Ken Herrington as Majority Leader, and Peter Grimm as Minority Leader. Each served in those positions during the 2010-2013 legislative term. “We are looking forward to a productive term of service, and working to protect taxpayers, quality of life and services our residents rely on every day,” said Reid, one of three representatives from District 4. The meeting was the first for three new legislators, including District 1 (Troy) representative Leonard Welcome, District 2 (East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Poestenkill) representative Rob Bayly, and District 3 (Brunswick, Pittstown and Schaghticoke) representative Todd Tesman. They succeed, respectively, Kathleen Cassidy, Michael Cristo and Richard Salisbury, who decided not to seek re-election. The Legislature now includes District 1 (City of Troy), Peter Grimm, Mark Fleming, Edward Manny, Gary Pavlic, Cindy Doran and Leonard Welcome; District 2 (East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Poestenkill), Leon Fiacco, Phil Danaher, Kelly Hoffman and Rob Bayly; District 3 (Brunswick, Pittstown, Schaghticoke), Ken Herrington, Thomas Walsh Sr. and Todd Tesman; District 4 (Schodack, Sand Lake and Nassau) Alex Shannon, Judith Breselor and Martin Reid; District 5 (Hoosick, Petersburgh, Grafton, Berlin and Stephentown), Stan Brownell and Lester Goodermote; and District 6 (Rensselaer), Mike Stammel. The make-up of the Legislature will remain the same, with Republicans holding a 13-6 super-majority. Republicans have been in the majority since 1993, and have held super-majority status since 1997. The Legislature also reappointed Jenet Marra as Clerk of the Legislature, along with Tyler Sawyer as County Auditor, along with adopting rules of procedure and other house-keeping issues. The regular monthly legislative meeting will be held the second Tuesday of each month, except when there is a conflict with the September primary. The Legislature will continue to maintain a website, www.rensselaercounty.org, and schedules of meetings and agendas will be posted on that website, along with other information.

SCHODACK CSD COMMUNITY INVITED TO EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT UPDATE As part of Schodack Central School District’s planning process for a Capital Project, an Educational Summit Update will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Maple Hill Middle School cafeteria. All participants of the Sept. 24 Educational Summit as well as any interested community members are welcome to attend. The meeting will provide an update including a review of feedback the district has received from meetings with the community, faculty, staff and administration. Babysitting will be available. Please e-mail Michele Reickert at mreickert@schodack.k12.ny.us to RSVP for babysitting. For more information about the district’s Capital Project planning process, visit the district website at www.schodack.k12.ny.us.

ARTIST RECEPTION at SLTLIBRARY Meet local artist Larry Rosenmann Saturday, January 11, at the Sand Lake Town Library. The Library will be hosting a reception between 1:30 and 3:30 where the public can meet Mr. Rosenmann and discuss his photos. Mr. Rosenmann’s photos will be on display at the library during the months of January and February. Refreshments will be served. Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 674-5050. HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm.

NASSAU SUNSHINE FUND: NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS “Neighbors helping neighbors” has been the motto of the Sunshine Fund since it was established in 2009. The Sunshine Fund makes no-interest loans to people who live in Nassau who are experiencing a financial crisis. Typically, loans do not exceed $500 and are paid directly to the vendor for services rendered to the borrower. To date, we have made over $7,000 in loans. We use loan repayments and donations to make new loans. We are a tax-exempt charitable organization, so donations to the Sunshine Fund are fully tax deductible. For information about applying for a loan, or about our organization, please call (518) 256-6878. Donations can be mailed to: Nassau Sunshine Fund, P.O. Box 10, Nassau, New York 12123. The Sunshine Fund respects and maintains the confidentiality of all loan applicants and recipients.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK LOGAN FAHRENKOPF ~SCHOLAR ATHLETE~ by: Megan Regan

by Riley Ludwig Averill Park students are back at school after a rather chilly and snowy holiday recess. The new year brought a two day snow storm that resulted in the cancellations and postponements of many competitions. However, most teams were able to complete their matches, and Averill Park teams were able to add games to their win columns. The last game of 2013 for the Averill Park boys’ basketball team was a home game against Saratoga on Monday, 12/30. The Warriors came to play that day, and defeated the Blue Streaks by a score of 56-46. Two players scored over 15 points: junior Myles Joyce, with 18 points, and sophomore Isaiah Moak, with 16 points. Myles Joyce drained 3 threepointers, and Isaiah Moak scored 2 three-pointers. Senior Logan Fahrenkopf was perfect with free throws, going 6-6 at the line. The team collectively went 19-22 at the line. The Warriors were then supposed to host Ballston Spa on Friday, 1/3, but due to the weather, it was postponed to Saturday, 1/ 4. This game resulted in another win for the Warriors, who topped the Scotties, 54-37. Myles Joyce put up another 18 points in this game. He had 2 three-pointers and went 8-8 at the line. The Warriors traveled to Niskayuna on Tuesday, 1/7. Results from that game will be in next week’s column. The Warriors will play this Friday, 1/10, at Guilderland, as well. The girls’ basketball team remains a powerful threat to teams in the Suburban Council, as they maintain an undefeated overall record of 8-0. Currently ranked second in the state, the team brought themselves to this 8-0 record with their first game of 2014, played on Saturday, 1/4. This game was a postponement from Friday, 1/3, due to the weather. The Lady Warriors traveled to Ballston Spa to take on the Scotties at their court. The Warriors defeated the Scotties with a score of 70-37. Senior Kelly Donnelly was the leading scorer in this game with 18 points. Junior Lauren Van Roy scored 12 points for the Warriors, in addition to going 4-4 at the line. Juinior Caraline Wood went 4-4. The Lady Warriors are spending this week at home. They hosted Niskayuna on Tuesday, 1/7. They will face Guilderland at home this Friday, 1/10, at 6:00. Come on out and support the team! Averill Park wrestling faced cancellations last week due to the snow storm. Their next match was Wednesday, 1/8, at Guilderland. Results in next week’s column. Feel free to contact me at reludwig512@gmail.com with any questions. As always, go Warriors!

BOWLING FUNDRAISER for the CROHN’S and COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA On January 12th, 2014, I will be holding my second annual bowling fundraiser to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease years ago and know all too well how badly it can take over an individual’s life. My hope is not only to raise money towards a cure, but to make others aware of these painful diseases that roughly 1.4 million Americans are dealing with. Event Name: Coach Becky’s Goal When: January 12th, 2014 from noon until 5PM Cost: only $10 per person gets you 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental with $3 going directly to the CCFA Where: East Greenbush Bowling; 570 Columbia Tpk, East Greenbush, NY Details: We will have music, lights, a Chinese Auction, games, door prizes, and much more! Please enjoy us for a fun time out that benefits a good cause. ~ Rebecca Hewitt

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Logan Fahrenkopf has been playing basketball for eleven years now, to which he became involved through his family’s participation in St. Henry’s CYO basketball. Today, he is starting on the Averill Park’s boy’s varsity basketball team at the guard position. Along with basketball, Logan plays football and runs and pole-vaults on the track and field team. Before basketball begins, Logan’s participation in football surely prepares him for the basketball season ahead. The team also practices or has a game 5-6 days a week. When Logan has spare time, he likes to spend time with his friends and family, ski, play sports, and he works at Hannaford and Jiminy Peak. Logan’s family has inspired him to be the person he is today; he believes that being a scholar athlete means excelling at both sports and academics; and that he has. Logan is a member of NHS, was the varsity football team’s scholar athlete, and the scholar athlete of the basketball team last year. He is taking AP (Advanced Placement) Government and Politics, Health, Engineering Design and Development, an English Composition class at Hudson Valley CC, and General Psychology at RPI, with a 95.05 GPA over the past three years, and recently a 97 for the last quarter. Logan shared with me his plans for after high school, “After high school, I plan to go to college for pre-med and possibly play football there.” Congratulations on a successful high school career, Logan, and the best of luck to you in the future! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

WINTER WOW! POLAR PLUNGERS TAKE TO GLSP Applications are now being accepted for participants in the 7th Annual Polar Plunge in Long Pond, Grafton Lakes State Park as part of the park’s Winter Fest. The Winter Fest is in its 29th year with outdoor and indoor events occurring all day, January 25, 2014. The plunge happens promptly at 1:00 with check-in beginning at noon at the beach. The purpose of the Plunge is to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Participants take turns charging into the frigid water while the New York State Police Ice Dive team and Grafton Town Ambulance provide safety. Spectators are welcomed and provide a nice wind block for the event. This event is open to the first 50 people who pre-register. The fee is $20 and includes a t-shirt and hot drink. Heated changing areas are available nearby, but bring warm clothes for before and immediately after. For more information and an application for the plunge, contact: Margaret Phillips 518-479-3739 eve, 518-577-5434 days. For more information on the Winter Fest, visit: www.nysparks.com/parks and look up Grafton Lakes State Park For more information about Cystic Fibrosis and the Foundation, please visit: http://www.cff.org/

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Sports Photo of Andy the Week by Flanagan “Averill Park Senior Logan Fahrenkopf shoots and scores a 3-pointer in a rare Saturday afternoon game at APHS. Averill Park hosted Ballston Spa HS and won 54-37.” EAST GREENBUSH CSD ANNOUNCES 2014

Elected officials to join hundreds that are expected for 24th annual community event The East Greenbush CSD recently announced the 2014 “WinterFest” will be held on Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School. Now in its 24th year, WinterFest is an annual event designed to bring children and adults together in an entertainment setting and as a way to encourage all students to become more civic-minded and involved in community events. The event is a collaborative effort through the East Greenbush CSD Transportation Department and many community members who graciously volunteer their time. Several students also volunteer through various clubs they belong to while other students come to play games, participate in the challenges, see the shows or view demonstrations. Organizer MaryAnn Belmont acknowledges that without volunteers, WinterFest would not be possible. She also attributes the success of the annual event to the many students who volunteer their time, something she states goes directly to the character of the student body. Belmont also states she has become more impressed each year with the number of students who want to give back to their community. This year’s events and activities include games, food, pony rides, Captain Jack’s Magic Show, face painting, crafts, jewelry, bowling, exotic animal show, bounce houses, bungee run, homemade Kettle Corn, cake walk, Tae Kwon Do demonstration, chili contest, chess exhibition, Minute-to-Win It, dance party, the infamous smoke bus. There will also be a fireworks show at dusk. For more information on the East Greenbush Central School District, please visit our website.

BRUNSWICK SOCCER CLUB 32nd SPRING HOUSE SEASON EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Brunswick Soccer Club is pleased to announce for its 32nd Spring House season an early bird special thru the end of January. For all those registering for Spring House in January, the House registration fee will be $75 per child ($15 off the regular price). This is a limited time offer and ends 1/31/2014, no exceptions. Brunswick Soccer Club House league serves levels U6-U16 and the season begins third week in April. Please visit www.brunswicksoccer.org to register. Save the date, 3V3Live is returning to Brunswick Soccer fields June 7 2014, this is the area’s premier 3V3 tournament.


30th ANNUAL ICE FISHING CONTEST

GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK TO HOLD 29th ANNUAL

Grafton Lakes State Park will host the 29th Annual Winter Festival and Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, January 25, 2014. The Winter Fest will feature winter exhibits, vendors, family-friendly and recreational activities. The event is free of charge and main events run from 10-4. Take a guided snowshoe hike, learn primitive fire making, or warm up with interactive exhibits inside. New outdoor events this year include a dog walk for furry friends as well as an introduction to animal tracking. A snowshoe obstacle course and snow bowling will entertain children as well. The 7th Annual Polar Plunge benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation jumps into Long Pond at 1pm. To pre-register, please call Margaret Philips for more information at 479-3739. The annual ice fishing contest will run from 5:30am-3pm on all the ponds in the park. Participants can register starting at 5:30am until 11am at the park’s pole barn, accessible via the Winter Entrance. A $10 entry fee for adults 16 and older is required to participate in the fishing tournament. Kids are free. Top fish entries will receive generous cash prizes. For more information about the Winter Festival, please call the park at 518-279-1155 or check on Facebook for details as the event approaches.

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 Wednesdays 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.

SPRING YOUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION FOR 2014 Spring Youth Baseball registration for 2014 will occur on Saturday, 1/11 and Sunday, 1/12 from 9am-12noon at SYB complex, 99 Spring Ave. in Troy, NY. Divisions include Tball, Pony, Farm, Minor and Major (ages 4-12); $100 per child, $150 for second child, $25 for each additional sibling. If you turn age 4 before April 1st or age 13 after April 30th, you are eligible to play. You can also register online (springyouthbaseball.org) after Jan 1st using PayPal.

The Bailey Mountain Fish and Game Club, 30th Annual Ice Fishing Contest and Rensselaer County Conservation Alliance Fish Survey will be held at Glass, Snyder’s and Reichard’s Lakes, on February 1st, 2014 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be limited parking at Glass Lake. No fish will be weighed in after 3 p.m. at the game club grounds. The cost is $10. per person entry free. Cash prizes will be awarded in all categories: Walleye, TroutGlass Lake only; Crappie, Northern Pike, Pickerel and Perch. Registration at lakes begins at 5:30 a.m. at the Glass Lake Access, Sand Lake Town B each, and North Greenbush Town Beach. All New York State Fishing Rules apply. Join us after the weighins for door prizes at the club. If bad ice, the event will be held on February 8th. Call 283-2056 or 283-7309 for more details.

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The week’s spotlight is on senior Joanne Yeung and junior Joe Benevento. Both are involved in the music and theater programs at APHS, and are both participating in Winter One Acts. Joanne Yeung is the student Facilities Manager for the Off-Broadway Players. She is currently co-directing the interactive preview of the OBP’s spring show Peter Pan with Maddie Carpenter for Winter One Acts . Her favorite production so far Joe Benevento and Joanne Yeung, has been The Wizard of Oz theater and music students at APHS during her freshman year, where she was on stage crew. She enjoys designing and building sets for theater productions. Joanne plays the clarinet in the Pep Band and Wind Ensemble, and also plays the flute and saxophone. Joanne also plays tennis. Joe Benevento plays the electric and upright bass in the Averill Park High School Jazz Band. His favorite role in theater so far has been Manolo Costazuela in the female version of The Odd Couple. This is also his second year writing and directing a short play for Winter One Acts. Last year he co-wrote and directed the comedy For Your Convenience with Andrew Tatar. This year he is directing his show Waiting on the Outside, a comedy about a man who is waiting in a department store for his girlfriend, who is trying on an outfit but takes longer than expected. He slowly spirals into desperation and madness throughout this hilarious play. After high school, Joe plans to continue writing and playing the bass. Come see Joanne Yeung and Joe Benevento’s work in the Off-Broadway Player’s Winter One Acts on January 10th and 11th at 7:00. Admission is a small donation of cash or a non-perishable food item to benefit the Rensselaer County Commission for Economic Opportunity.

The ice skating rink is open free to the public to use and will continue through the winter months as weather conditions allow. The rink will be open daily from 10 am – 4 pm. Friday night skating is back until 8pm, and ice skate rentals are available on this night only, along with food and hot beverages. There are over 6 miles of groomed trails that are open for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is no entry fee to the park during the winter months. Please bring your own skates. Patrons use the ice rink at their own risk. Children under 16 must be supervised by a guardian. We do have snow shoe rentals. Look for us on face book under “Schodack Island.” For more information, please contact the park office at 732-0187.

UPSTATE REBELS BASEBALL TRY-OUTS The Upstate Rebels 12U travel baseball team is looking for a few players for the 2014 Spring season. If you are looking for a travel team that will NOT interfere with your son’s Little League season or break the bank, look no further! For more information, please call Kevin Billetts at (518) 858-4695 or email mbilletts@nycap.rr.com

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Board of Fire Commissioners Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District # 2 Permissive Referendum Resolution The Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) of the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District No. 2 (District) has determined a need continue with their lighting improvement project on the fire station to replace the existing engine room lighting sconces with energy efficient light fixtures and bulbs, with an estimated cost not to exceed $5,500.00. This project will be paid for with proceeds from the Building Reserve Fund, established in December 1993. The Board has determined that adequate funds will exist in the Building Reserve Fund to support this expenditure, and proposes to withdraw money from said Building Reserve Fund in an amount not to exceed $5,500.00. This Resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum of the qualified voters of the District, pursuant to section 6G of the General Municipal Law. Robert E. Blaauw Fire District Secretary Averill Park-Sand Lake Fire Dist.

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1051 ULSTER AVENUE, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on August 29, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to 1051 ULSTER AVENUE, LLC, P.O. Box 1658, Troy, New York 12181. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes.

PUBLICATION NOTICE OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 1. The name of the limited liability company is Melrose Ventures LLC (the “Company”). 2. The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed on February 10, 2009. 3. The County within New York State in which the office of the Company is to be located is Rensselaer. 4. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company is Nia C. Cholakis, Esq., 1202 Troy-Schenectady Road, Bldg. #3, Latham, New York 12110. 5. The purpose of the business of the Company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 184 RIVER STREET ASSOC., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/13. 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, 32 Patroon Pointe, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Alamin and Associates of New York LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 11/21/13. Office location: Rensselear County. SSNY has been desginated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 227 E. Kennedy Street, Syracuse, New York 13205. Purpose: for any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ALBER'S TOWING, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/10/2013. Office location: Albany 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 Zeinub Alber, 88 Garner Rd. Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: Towing and recovery. Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: ARIZA HOLDINGS LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/30/2013. 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: ARIZA HOLDINGS LLC, 231 Hidley Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/28/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Nicole L. LaMora, 25 Storm Hill Rd., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Purpose: practice veterinary medicine.

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF nld carpentry llc Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. FIRST The name of the limited liability compnay is nld carpentry llc. SECOND The county within this state in which the limited liability compnay is to be located is Rensselaer. THIRD The secretary of state is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process accepted on behalf of the limited liabiltiy company served upon him or her is c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc, 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. FOURTH The name and street address in this state if the registered agent upon whom and at which process against the limited liability company be served is United States Corporation Agents, Inc, 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Oppenheimer Phillips LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/16/13. 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, 100 South Waldron Ln Wynantskill NY 12198. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of an LLC; Precision Coatings, LLC. Articles of Organization files with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/03/13. Office location Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of an process against the LLC served upon him or her is; c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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Deliver the verizon telephone books. 18+ yrs. and older w/car ins, to deliver in Rensselaer, Albany & Schenectady counties areas. Also looking for office clerks and loaders. Get paid within 72 hours upon completion of route. Deliveries start around Jan 6th. 800-979-7978. Refer to job# 30054-c for Troy area, refer to job# 30157-c for Albany area, refer to job# 30056-c for Schenectady area. Driver- local! night CDL-A driver. Slip seat. 1,400-1,500 miles per week@ .64 pm! Excellent benefits after 90 days! Call Gil (608) 3649716 Drivers: Home nightly! Albany, NY Flatbed! CDL-A, 1 yr. exp. req. Estonson Logistics. Apply: www.goelc.com. 1-866-336-9642

Needed: Experienced Tree Climber. Good pay. Donovan Tree Service, 10 Brickyard Rd., Mechanicville. 664-3531 info@donovantreeservice.com Postion available p/t evenings, weekends, and overnights, in a small residential home working with the elderly. Must be responsible and compassionate. Call 292-8423

Stop by & fill out an application today, Call 518-758-6222, ext. 3099, Fax 518-758-1909 or Email: bnadmin@cassenacare.com 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: Michelle Blaauboer of Troy, who is studying Individual Studies. Brigitte Chum of Troy, who is studying Individual Studies. Daniel Cummings of Nassau, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Rachel Daley of West Sand Lake, who is studying Business Administration. Melanie Douglas of Rensselaer, who is studying Individual Studies. Heidi Fleming of Averill Park, who is studying Accounting. Samuel Gibbons of Johnsonville, who is studying Architectural Technology. Bryanna Gourrier of Troy, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Ashlyn Hillis of Cropseyville, who is studying Early Childhood. Tanya Karayan of Troy, who is studying Individual Studies. Peter Kowal of Averill Park, who is studying Engineering Science. Kevin McGavern of East Greenbush, who is studying Electrical Construction and Maintenance. Timothy O’Brien of Nassau, who is studying Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration. Marlena Piper of Troy, who is studying Criminal Justice. Lindsay Powers of Troy, who is studying Human Services. Kristi Ranken of Averill Park, who is studying Nursing. Ryan Render of Rensselaer, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Lisa Schulz of Stephentown, who is studying Entrepreneurship. Nathan Spain of Wynantskill, who is studying Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science. Jared Sweeney of Troy, who is studying Biological Sciences. Victoria Toomajian of Troy, who is studying Respiratory Care. Deryck VanAlstyne of East Schodack, who is studying Individual Studies. Brayden White of Rensselaer, who is studying Criminal Justice. 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. An induction ceremony took place, Thursday, Nov. 21, in the college’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre.

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Notice of Formation of Van Wies Village, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/25/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Van Wies Village, LLC, 300 Jordan Rd., Troy, NY 12180, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of TF Equipment, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 141 Maple Ave., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Underground Athletics, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/10/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Ashley Haynor, 33 Langmore Lane, Troy, NY 12180, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful purpose. N i

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WHISTLING KETTLE TROY LLC Articles of Organization of this Limited Liability Company (LLC) were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 8, 2013. The LLC maintains its office in Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served to the LLC at: The LLC, 5 Palisades Drive, Albany, New York 12205. Purpose: for any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be formed under the law. RUBEN HILL FARM, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on June 17, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to RUBEN HILL FARM, LLC, 1620 NY State Route 67, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes. Notice of formation of CASTLETON LAND LLC, a domestic LLC filed with the SSNY on 10/18/2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail process against the LLC served upon him or her is: 358 Schodack Drive, Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033. Purpose/character of LLC: Any lawful purpose.

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VANDERHEYDEN FREE & REDUCED MEAL POLICY 2013-2014 Vanderheyden announced a free and reduced price meal (Free Milk) policy for Albany & Rensselaer area school children. Local school officials have adopted the following family eligibility criteria to assist them in determining eligibility: 2013-2014 INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS OR FREE MILK SNAP/TANF/FDPIR Households: Households which currently include children who receive SNAP 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 SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR case number and the signature of an adult household member, or provide a Eligibility 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 SNAP, 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. The information provided on the application will be confidential and will be used for determining eligibility. The school district does, however, have the right to verify at any time during the school year the information on the application. If a parent does not give the school this information, the child/ children will no longer be able to receive free or reduced price meals (free milk). 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. The Vanderheyden VP of Quality Assurance, P.O. Box 219, RT 355, 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. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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A1 SNOWPLOWING & SALTING Res. & Commercial. Insured. Taking new accts. Call 258-4092. ADDITIONS/ GARAGES Free estimates. Fully insured. Quality work. 368-3716 APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 ATV - MOTORCYCLE SNOW MOBILE & SNOWBLOWER REPAIR 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 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 CASH FOR CLASSIC CARS Running or not. 365-3368 CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 CLEANING If you don’t have the time, let us make it shine. For interior cleaning & painting call 491-9452 712-5365 COMPUTER EXPERT Affordable computer repairs. I’ll come to you. Over 20 yrs exp. Tom 469-7029 DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068 DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $349(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 ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. Stand by Generac generator. 274-5100 FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811 FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811 FIREWOOD FREE DELIVERY Seasoned, dry, all amounts avail. Log length, semi seasoned, and fresh cut available. 478-3816

FIREWOOD ORDER NOW Cut, split, delivered all hardwood. semi-seasoned. $180/cord 6582303 FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwd. Cut, split. Most deliveries $250/cord. 428-2786

FLOORS Floating, hardwood, tile, refinishing. Ins. Free est. 3683716 GUTTERS/ SEAMLESS The Gutter Guy. Cleaning & repair also avail. Fully ins. 24 yrs. exp. 339-3231 HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530 HANDYMAN 30 years experience. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. 526-1604 HANDYMAN Framing, sheetrock, floors, finish work, painting, odd jobs. Free est. Great prices. Carmine 496-0968 HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161 HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346 HOME CARE SERVICES Seniors, children, disabled, hospice experience, excellent references, Amy 518-533-3818 HOME COOK/ MEAL PLANNER Training, tools, and/ or meals provided for intended weight loss. Linda 222-9734 HOUSE CLEANING Reas. rates, senior discount. Organizing expert. Marie 4412960 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 37 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, b’ment garages. Get it done fast for less cash. Fully ins. 237-JUNK “5865 “ KITCHEN /BATH REMODELING AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 729-2445 KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Quality work, free estimates. Call anytime 368-3716 KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Specializing in open floor plan layout, clean detailed work. Fully insured. Free estimates. 286-3636 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Home Management Solutions. We do it all, no job too small! Call Pat (518) 772-8226 ODD JOBS Shoveling, shopping, cleaning, Dr. appts. etc. Rebecca 428-7778 PAINT 1 room or all. Int/ ext., wallpaper removed. Ins. Free est. 368-3716 PAINTER PAPER HANGER

PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044 PAINTING - INT./EXT. AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 424-0078 PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331 Plumbing- Wells Electrical Pipes, wires, pumps my forte. 25+ exper. 24/7 response 674-8480

Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Authorized service. New & used units, free pickup. Call for holiday specials 1- 877-265-8367 Toll free ROOF All types, quality work, free est., fully insured. (518) 368-3716 ROOF MAINTENANCE No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325 ROOF REPAIR Fully insured roofing company. All roof repairs, specializing in slate repair. 505-2215 ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 SANDING Commercial/ residential. insured. Call Dan 365-0955

WELDING All types of welding repairs, ornamental, light fabrication. Portable. Rensselaer Welding 477-5200 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured, commercial/ residential 40 year family exp. 766-4975

PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1, will hold their monthly meetings for the calendar year 2014 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at the Hoags Corners Fire House located at 7237 NY 66, East Nassau, NY 12062. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hoags Corners Fire District No. 1, will hold a supplementary meeting on January 16, 2014 at 7pm at the Hoags Corners Fire House located at 7237 NY 66, East Nassau, NY 12062.

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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 PLOWING Diveways and parking lots. North Greenbush, Wynantskill, Averill Park, West Sand Lake, and surrounding areas. Reliable, plowing since 1989. Aaron St. Onge (518) 283-4013 or (518)461-3227 SNOWBLOWER REPAIR Prompt, guaranteed repairs on most brands incl. Sears. Pkup/del. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 SNOWPLOWING Res or comm, insur. 20% discount w/ contract. Remodels, painting, clean outs, roof/ repairs. 858-2181 SNOWPLOWING Snow plowing in East Nassau. $50 minimum. 368-3716 STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749

She was over 100 when she died; Quit cooking well before then; Passed it on to her daughter. Her daughter lived to be near ninety; Cooked with that pot for years, And then passed it on to her daughter. It was/is a Dutch oven, Perfect for stews, chili, and braised short ribs; Best damn soup pot, ever! It ended up with us... (I’m the husband of the daughter’s daughter.) We use it often. How old is it? Not sure, but surely close to 100 years, maybe. That’s old!! When this old pot...or any old hand-me-down pot is used, It brings to mind those from whom it came. They join us at the stove. So, cherish your old pots; Use them often,and Pass them on ~ Lloyd Barnhart West Sand Lake

RENSSELAER COUNTY LEGISLATURE APPROVES 2014 BUDGET The Rensselaer County Legislature voted Dec. 2 to approve the 2014 county budget, maintaining needed county services and the county’s strong fiscal position while staying under the state tax cap. The 2014 county budget is the third consecutive county budget to stay under the tax cap, with the county complying with the tax cap each year the tax cap has been in place. The adopted budget includes a minimal property tax increase of three-quarters of one percent. The budget, when proposed in October, originally included a tax increase of just under one percent. The proposed increase was reduced thanks to a cooperative effort between the County Executive and legislators, with an additional savings of $100,000 achieved during the effort. “The 2014 county budget maintains needed county services, protects the positive fiscal standing and bond ratings the county has earned and for the third consecutive year, stays under the state tax cap, during the prolonged recession. This is a solid plan that will help guide the county in 2014,” said Chairman of the Legislature Martin Reid. The budget includes a slight decrease in the legislative budget in 2014, with legislative spending now at a level comparable to the early 1990s. “The County Executive and majority legislators worked together to generate an additional $100,000 in savings and further reduce the amount of the property tax increase next year. These savings are accompanied by a legislative savings during 2013 and continues our focus on being cost-effective during challenging economic times,” said Vice Chairman of the Legislature for Finance Phil Danaher. Legislators and the Executive also will also focus on improving county roads and bridges, with plans expected to be presented to legislators in 2014. “This budget also reflects innovative shared services agreements that have helped control costs and assisted job creation projects like the expansion of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in East Greenbush,” said Vice Chairman of the Legislature Stan Brownell. “The fact the county is moving ahead with plans to improve county roads and bridges is good news, especially given the challenges created by mandates and a tough economy,” said Majority Leader Ken Herrington.

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HOMES FOR SALE 1998 newly renovated 24 x 40 Titan, 3 BR, on concrete slab, natural gas, convenient shopping. In small park, upper Troy. $32,900 Lot rent $380/mo. (914) 204-0265 monicaj@hvc.rr.com EG Condo, 3BR, newly remodeled. 1.5 baths. Month to month. $550/mo. 477-8042 days only.

CAREFREE LIVING!!

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 3PM to 6PM; and on Saturday, January 11th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books, toys, games, housewares, glasses, dishes, furniture, handicapped equipment, and many one-ofa-kind items. The Thrift Shop is on the CDTA Busline #214, is handicapped-accessible and can be entered from the parking lot behind the building. Learn more at Facebook.com/ Redeemerthriftshop.

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55 & UP CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITY Rent with option to buy for $1395 month. Attached 1 car garage, handicap friendly, one floor living. Hurry! Only a few units left!!

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Luxury condo. 2 BR, 2 full ba. appl’s. + util. NP. Hampton Place Blvd. Troy. $1200. 874-4434 New Lebanon 2br mobile home spacious, set up in park, NP, lease $650. 477-6222 New Lebanon modern 1 BR with heat. Deck. $650. No pets. Year lease. 477-6222 North Greenbush 2 BR apt. $900 + util. No smoking, no pets, Lrg. kitc, wall to wall carpet. 283-2891 Studio, Sand Lake. All utils. NS, no pets. $550. Security dep. req. 674-5074 Troy, 1/2 mi to RPI, $875+util, 2BR, w/d, lrg LR, DR, yard, porch, security & ref, no pets. 461-9414 Waterford: $700-$750 1 & 2 BR apts. Avail. now. Great location. Close to 787. 596-2984 West Sand Lake Village. $750 + util, 2 BR, 2nd flr. w/d hkup. partial heat incl. Refs, security dep. Available now. 229-7057

Wynantskill, large 2BR, 1.5ba w/garage, well maintained country property. AP school. Includes heat. $1070. 1 BR with garage & heat. Private. $800. 813-6795

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ROOMMATE WANTED Roommate wanted to share 3 BR apt. with myself & child. AP. ASAP $550 util. incl. Cortney 505-9942

FEDERAL GOVT. TAKES ACTION ON RADON GAS TO PREVENT DEATHS January is National Radon Action Month, according to The EPA. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote action against the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a National health problem and encourage radon testing during the January call to action. Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas. One in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon. Millions of Americans are unknowingly exposed to this dangerous gas. In fact, a recent study by Harvard University ranks radon as Americas #1 in-home hazard. By taking simple steps to test your home for radon and fix if necessary, this health hazard can be avoided. If a home hasn’t been tested for radon in the past two years, EPA and the Surgeon General urge you to take action. Contact your state radon office for information on locating qualified test kits or qualified radon testers. For more information, visit www.RadonMonth.org.

Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Friday, January 10, 2014, at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY. The general meeting starts at 9:45 AM; doors open at 9:15. There is a $5 visitor donation. There will be a general meeting and Lecture, with Bonnie Turner. We will finish the meeting with a member show and share. For information, call (393-2284) or check our website (www.quiltinc.org).


FOR SALE New 2012 6 person hot tub. LED lighting, waterfall, etc. Retails $6000. Sell for $2950. 470-3535

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2014 NORTH GREENBUSH HISTORICAL CALENDAR AVAILABLE A toll gate in Wynantskill? This picture is on the cover of the 2014 historical calendar and is now available at the Town Clerk’s Office at 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, or from Town Historian Jim Greenfield 283-6384. The $10 price remains the same as it has been for the last six years. Pictures include the original American Legion building, ushers from St. Jude’s in the 1950’s., Snyders Lake in the early 1900’s., a Defreestville baseball team from the 1940’s and many more. As always, I’m looking to copy old pictures for future calendars. The Town Clerk can scan them and give them right back. ~ Jim Greenfield, Town Historian

Polaris snowmobile, 2005 classic, 600. 3,000 mi. all groomed trails. M 10 suspension, studded track, elec. start and reverse, Averill Park, $3500. 674-5516

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BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, will be holding its monthly blood pressure clinic on Friday, January 10, 2014, at 10:30 with Rensselaer County’s Health Department. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for lunch at noon, for a suggested donation of $2.75, please contact the center at 2793413. Reservations required for lunch.

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

CRAFT DAY January craft class will be Wednesday, January 15, 2014, with another fantastic craft, sponsored by the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. Join us for a fun-filled hour and leave with a seasonal decoration for your home; all materials will be supplied. Please join us for a nutritious lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $2.75. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome, reservations are required for lunch and appreciated for crafts. Call 2793413.

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729-2263 • 56 Old Miller Rd, East Greenbush DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS at the BRUNSWICK ELKS The Brunswick Elks #2556 will host NTSI’s 6-hour defensive driving class on Sunday, February 16, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This is a NYS DMV approved class that will offer a 10% reduction off your auto insurance and up to 4 points off your NYS driver’s license! ALL proceeds from this class will go directly to fund the Past Exalted Rulers 2014 Charities. Class will be taught by PER’s Don Roy and Michele Krill. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for sale. The lodge is located at 665 Brunswick Road, Troy, New York. SPACES ARE LIMITED!! Cost of this class is just $35 per person, and to reserve your seat, please call Michele at 225-0462. Please drive safely!

CO. CLERK MEROLA – I WILL NOT ISSUE ANY LICENSES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS – Pt. II

NATURE WRITING & ANIMAL TRACKING WORKSHOPS AT DYKEN POND CENTER

Rensselaer County Clerk Frank J. Merola has pledged not to issue any driver’s license to illegal aliens from the Rensselaer County DMV and will aggressively lobby other clerks throughout the state to follow suit. Mr. Merola’s action is in response to a legislative initiative by downstate legislative members to reintroduce the controversial program originally proposed by former Governor Elliot Spitzer. “New York City liberal politicians have chosen once again to try and force through a law that was abandoned due to the outcry by New York State residents back in 2007.” Mr. Merola said, “Times have not changed, at least for me. I pledge that I will not issue a driver’s license to any illegal alien in any Rensselaer County DMV office and I will aggressively lobby my fellow clerks to once again take up the cause and follow suit.” Mr. Merola was at the spearhead of the opposition to Governor Spitzer’s attempt to grant illegal aliens licenses through administrative fiat calling the program just plain wrong. The New York State Association of County Clerks (NYSACC) voted overwhelmingly in opposition to the proposal with a dozen other clerks following Mr. Merola’s lead and pledging not to issue licenses from their county DMVs. The widespread opposition eventually forced former Governor Spitzer to abandon his plan, something that Mr. Merola intends to see the current proponents do as well. “County Clerks operate over 100 County and Satellite DMVs throughout the state and if my fellow Clerks agree not to issue these licenses, then these illegals will have to go to state DMV centers for processing if this is passed. I don’t think this half baked proposal will pass once people become aware of what New York City is trying to do. I am sure that Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders will listen to all New York State residents, the vast majority who oppose this policy, rather than the interests of a liberal but loud minority. I am sure that they will.”

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is offering a variety of workshops this January. For the writer and nature-lover, join Diane Kavanaugh-Black on Sunday, January 19, for a meditative woodland walk followed by writing with intention in a cozy wood-stove-heated cabin. This program runs from 1-3pm for $15. If wildlife tracking is more your speed, join other animal enthusiasts at these wildlife workshops: Wildlife of the Rensselaer Plateau Slide Presentation, Wednesday, January 15, from 7 – 9 pm. $10. Wildlife Tracking Field Intensives with Alcott Smith on January 18 and 19, full and half day options. $15 - $30. Discounts available. Preregistration is required for all workshops and space is limited, so register early. Please contact the Center for more information at 658-2055 or dykenpond@fairpoint.net or visit our website at www.dykenpond.org. The Dyken Pond Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for fishing. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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- Here is a lab/hound mix who loves everyone he meets. He was rescued from a kill shelter and is now in foster care. He weighs only 35 lbs and is full grown. Roy is a very active and happy guy who loves to play fetch, tug or go for a jog. He is neutered, current with vaccines, heartworm negative, approx. 10 months old and being housetrained. If you would like to meet Roy to possibly adopt him, Contact : s h e r r y 4 2 7 @ v e r i z o n . n e t or 518-393-0755

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MAPLE HILL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH For the month of November, 2013, the students selected to receive this recognition are: Freshman– Jordan Hoffay; Sophomore– Samantha Muller; Junior– Jacob Long; Senior– Savanna Wemette Jordan, son of Mr. Michael and Mrs. Jill Hoffay, was nominated for being an excellent student, is kind and respectful toward his peers and partici-pates regularly in class discus-sion. He is a member of Key Club and plays on the Maple Hill baseball team. Outside of school, Jordan enjoys working with computers, exploring new technologies, and playing sports. After he graduates, he would like to attend college for engineering and has given thought toward MIT and Cornell. Samantha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muller, was nominated for being an extraordinary individual, very energetic, active learner with a great sense of humor. Here at Maple Hill she is a member of SADD, Chorus, and Swing Choir. Outside of school, Samantha competitively dances at Isabelle’s School of Dance and helps to instruct dance to younger students. After high school, she plans to go to college. Jacob, son of Ms. Kathleen Crowley, was nominated for having a great work ethic and being an extremely sincere student. Here at Maple Hill he is involved in Science Olympiad, Ski Club, and plans to play tennis this spring. Outside of school, Jake likes to play basketball at the YMCA. After high school, Jake plans to go to college to study in the fields of math and science. Savanna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wemette, was nominated for being a respectful, hardworking student. Here at Maple Hill she has been involved in volleyball, SADD, Prom Committee, and Key Club. Outside of school, Savanna babysits and enjoys spending time with friends and her family. After high school, she would like to study nursing and is currently looking at Utica College and SUNY Plattsburgh. The faculty and staff wish to congratulate these students on being selected November students of the month for their respective grades.

NAMI RENSS. CO. PRESENTATION

Edward J Akin & Patricia A Butts are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, April Elizabeth Akin, to Jacob Thomas Burt, son of Lorene & John Burt. A July 2015 Wedding is planned.

BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR to PERFORM The Berkshire Concert Choir, Paula Nuss, Artistic Director, will present “Mass in D major” and “Songs of Nature” by Antonin Dvorak at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, at the Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, MA with Timothy Weisman, organist. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors, and free for age 12 and under. For information, call (413) 442-6120.

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SUPPORT GROUP A CAMEO Support Group for women who have been abused will begin on Monday, February 3, at 7:00 pm. This group is Christ centered and meets at a church in Latham, NY. It runs for 15 weeks and follows a structured program with a workbook called, Choose Freedom. The workbook is based on the 12Step Program, but specifically designed for women who have been abused. CAMEO has been meeting since 1999 and we have seen hundreds of women set free from the effects of abuse. For more information, call Janet at 518279-1527.

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NAMI Rensselaer County is proud to present Gail Moore, MSW, as she speaks about the difficulties related to treating dual diagnoses. Ms. Moore is a dedicated professional with extensive personal and professional experience in the field of mental health and addiction. Prior to opening her private practice in Rensselaer County, Gail was associated with the Albany Addiction Center for many years. Please join us for an informative presentation and discussion on Thursday, January 23 rd , at 6:30pm, SUNYA School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer. This is being offered FREE to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 588-6949 or emailing: namirensco@gmail.com

ANCHOR FOOD PANTRY We would like to remind people that The Anchor Food Pantry is also a Thrift store. We have gently used clothes, houseware items, boots / shoes, blankets, sheets and many knick-knacks and assorted goods. All proceeds benefit the food pantry. The Anchor is now located behind The Riverside Nursing and Rehab Ctr. on Rt. J in the Village of Castleton in the Sisters of the Resurrection Convent. We are open Monday evening 6-8pm, Tues. & Thurs. from 9am-2pm; and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-2pm. If you have trouble finding us, you can call us at 732-1204.

PRISON FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Prison Families of New York (PFNY) holds weekly support group meetings for families and friends of incarcerated persons. The meetings are held most Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Women’s Building at 373 Central Ave, Albany. Call (518) 250-9559 for more information.

AVERILL PARK ANNOUNCES KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2014-15 The Averill Park School District has begun the process of registering boys and girls for the 2014-2015 Kindergarten Classes. If you, or someone you know, has a child who will be five years of age on or before December 1, 2009 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 in 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 7th & 25th until 7 PM. Registration forms are accepted on a walk-in basis only. No appointment is required. All paperwork must be completed by 2-28-2014. 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 (usually as DTP, DT or Td) 3 doses of oral polio vaccine 1 dose of mumps vaccine after 12 months of age 1 dose of rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of age 2 doses of measles vaccine, the first after 12 months of age and the second after 15 months of age. 3 doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine given in a 6 month period of time. 1 dose of varicella vaccine (chicken pox)


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