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“CABIN FEVER” COFFEE HOUSE Got the January Blues…we have the perfect prescription. Come to the Cabin Fever Coffee House on Friday, January 20th, at the First United Methodist Church, Corner of Gilligan Road & Hays Road in East Greenbush, from 7PM - ?. Music, stories, delicious munchies and much fun is promised. We start at 7:00. Contributions go to local charities. Hope to see you!

EAST GREENBUSH DEMOCRATS! The East Greenbush Democratic Committee is meeting on Monday, January 16th, at 7:00 PM at the Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073 (corner of Columbia Turnpike & Greenwood Drive). EGDC always welcomes our fellow Democrats, those interested in becoming Democrats and those interested in becoming Committee members. ~ Pete Stenson, Chair East Greenbush Democratic Committee

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Central School District Dear Averill Park School Community: Congratulations to Christian Nash, who was recently named the Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week by WNYT (Channel 13). Christian, a runner on our track team, was one of the students who represented Averill Park at the Dartmouth Relays, a prestigious regional meet in New Hampshire, on January 6 & 7. The senior honor student is also an Eagle Scout. The video is available on the WNYT website. This coming Wednesday it will be summer in January! Poestenkill Elementary is having their annual Hawaiian Attire day as part of the school-wide Spirit Wear Day. Congratulations to the HS Cheerleaders who got into the holiday spirit by collecting gifts for a family the squad “adopted” for Christmas. It was their way of ensuring the children of that family had a good holiday season. The annual Algonquin Middle School Talent Show, sponsored by the New Horizons club will be holding their auditions for acts on Tuesday, January 31, and Friday, February 3, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Students are encouraged to participate and display their talents to their classmates. The show will be held on Saturday, March 25, in the Algonquin Auditorium. As a reminder to all parents, there will be no school on Monday, January 16, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday. The next Board of Education meeting will take place on Monday, January 23, at 6:30 PM in the High School Large Group Instruction Room. District information regarding schedules, buses, calendar events, lunch menus, sports schedules and more can be found on the district website, www.averillpark.k12.ny.us. ~ Superintendent Jim Hoffman and the Averill Park Board of Education

Q.U.I.L.T. MEETING Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar. The general meeting starts at 9:45AM; doors open at 9:15. There is a $5 visitor donation. There will be a general meeting and Lecture/Trunk Show - with Jessica VanDenburgh. We will finish with a member show and share. Quilting 101 will meet approximately 15 minutes after the meeting - details to be announced at the meeting. Coats and warm clothing are still being collected for the Capital City Rescue Mission. For information, call (393-2284) or check our website (www.quiltinc.org <http://www.quiltinc.org/>).

Amanda (Suzanne Baker) and Gus (Dennis Skiba) rehearsing a scene from “Southern Comforts”. Join Sand Lake Center for the Arts - Circle Theatre Players as they bring to the stage “Southern Comforts”, written by Kathleen Clark, presented with permission by Samuel French, Inc., and directed by Barry Streifert. Some people need continuous change in order to feel vital and alive. Others are terrified of unsettling the peace that they have established. Meet Amanda Cross and Gus Klingman, a taciturn Yankee widower from New Jersey and a vivacious grandmother from Tennessee find what they least expected – a second chance at love. Their funny, awkward, and enchanting romance is filled with sweet surprise and unpredictable tribulation. Told with warmth and perceptive humor, this off-Broadway success is an affecting, late-in-life journey of compromise and rejuvenation, of personal risk and the rewards of change. The play opens Jan 20 and continues Jan 21, 26, 27, and 28 at 8pm, and Jan 22 and 29 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $18 adults, $10 under 18. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.

COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST COMEDY HYPNOTIST Comedy hypnotist Marshal Manlove will be performing Friday, January 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia High School auditorium. Tickets cost $10 at the door. The event is open to the public. Visit egcsd.org for more information.

CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS • Computer Help - Learn computer basics or ask questions oneon-one. Call 732-0879 for appointment. • Library Board Meeting - Monday, January 16, 7:00 pm • Afternoon Book Club: March by Geraldine Brooks, Tuesday, January 17, 1:00 pm. Join us the third Tuesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. • Crafternoon - Tuesday, January 17, 3:00-6:00 pm. Bring your imagination and come spend the afternoon crafting! • Friends of Castleton Public Library Meeting - Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 pm. • Storytime with Miss Linda - Thursday, January 19, 10:30 am. Join us for a story and craft! For ages birth-6. • Block Party - Friday, January 20, 10:00-11:00 am. Group play with wooden blocks for ages birth-4. • Family Movie Night - Friday, January 20, 6:00 pm. Call 7320879 to find out what’s playing. Castleton Public Library, 85 South Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033; 518-732-0879; www.castletonpubliclibrary.org. Free

RENSSELAER COUNTY 4-H HOLDS TWO SUCCESSFUL WINTER FAIRS Rensselaer County 4-H held two successful Winter Fairs in December, one at Salem United Methodist Church and another at Tamarac High School. 45 youth brought their projects to be evaluated by 4-H Teen Evaluators, projects ranged from corn husk sunflowers to snowman hats and tin can luminaries. Participants were also able to create a variety of holiday themed crafts and complete community service projects while attending the fairs. Rensselaer County 4-H would like to thank all of those members and volunteers who helped with this year’s events, and we look forward to a successful 4-H year in 2017.

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IMPORTANT NORTH GREENBUSH TOWN BOARD MEETING

EGCSD TO HOST WINTERFEST East Greenbush Central School District is hosting its 27th annual WinterFest January 13-15. There will be a pancake breakfast at Goff Middle School on Saturday morning, as well as, activities, craft tables, bounce houses and more! Visit egcsd.org for info.

Townhouse Rezoning Application / Tech Valley Residential Community: At the 12-8-16 Town Board meeting, the Board scheduled a public hearing on the rezoning, Planned Development District (PDD) application, of Tech Valley Development, LLC, to allow it to build 152, two-family townhouse units (clustered residential community) on 72 acres of land on Glenwood Road, south of Glenmore Road and north of the RPI Tech Park. This parcel of land is currently zoned R-1, Residential – Single Family. The public hearing is scheduled for 1-12-17 at 6:30 PM at the Town Hall in Wynantskill. All interested local residents should plan to attend this public hearing on the developer’s rezoning application. DeFreestville Area Neighborhoods Association. For more information, go to www.DANAInfo.org.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH TO HOLD TWO MEETINGS ON JANUARY 29th, 2017, WE WILL HAVE TWO MEETINGS (AS REQUIRED BY TRINITY’S CONSTITUTION). 1. The first meeting will be a congregational meeting called to vote on the approval, by simple majority, of the legal document which specifies closing Trinity and consolidating with the people of Trinity to form a new congregation with a new name. The legal document will include other, legally-required details of the proposed consolidation. 2. The second meeting will be our annual meeting where we conduct our usual annual business, plus the second vote on the above specified legal document. To officially close Trinity, West Sand Lake, and move forward with the proposed consolidation, a two-thirds majority is required. We need everyone, there and most of all, we need prayers and understanding of what the future holds. Any questions, call 674-5501 and please leave a message!

MOVIE TRIVIA at the EG LIBRARY The East Greenbush Community Library is holding a Movie Trivia Afternoon at the Library on Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 pm. What better way to start the awards season than by testing your knowledge of movies? The event will be hosted by Jackson Murphy who monitors the library’s monthly movie nights. Bring your team to the library on this Sunday afternoon to test your skills and win fabulous prizes! Teams are groups of 3-6 people. Small teams will be combined; single participants will be added to larger teams to achieve six total teams. Please stop by the library or call to register a team. The library is located at 10 Community Way in East Greenbush, NY. For information, call the library at 518-4777476.

WINTER MEETING OF FRIENDS OF CHERRY PLAIN STATE PARK Wonder what is happening at Cherry Plain State Park? Come to a meeting of Friends of Cherry Plain State Park at the Towne Tavern in Averill Park on Thursday, January 19th, at 6PM. Join us in planning a great 2017 at Cherry Plains State Park and the Capital District Wildlife Management Area. The construction is continuing on target at the state park to be completed for the 2017 season. We have lots of things to think about regarding outings, trails and new plans. This year already looks like more winter fun. Join us for support, suggestions or just want to find out what is going on at your local state park and CDWMA. Call Francille Egbert for questions and to rsvp that you are coming (518-674-3214 or fran.egbert@gmail.com) PAGE 4 JANUARY 12, 2017 THE ADVERTISER ARCS

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LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN? Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop Church members provide a clean, well-organized shopping experience for those seeking real value for their money. The shop has a very large inventory of clothing for all sizes and ages, toys, games, crafts, jewelry, household goods, themed gift baskets. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be open on Thursday, January 12th, from 3PM to 6PM; and Saturday, January 14th, from 9AM to 2PM. Located at 1249 Third Street, the shop is handicappedaccessible and on CDTA bus route #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

Greetings and best wishes to everyone in the City of Rensselaer. As Rensselaerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative to the County Legislature, I am happy to report to you on the actions taken by the Rensselaer County Legislature at our December 13, 2016 legislative meeting. Along with the December 13 meeting, legislators also met on December 1 to consider adoption of the proposed 2017 county budget. I am proud to report the budget was adopted unanimously, and is the sixth consecutive budget to stay under the state tax cap. Rensselaer County is in a select group of counties that has stayed under the state tax cap each year the cap has been in place. The budget also protects needed services, including the operation of the Rensselaer Area Senior Center. I continue to hear good things from residents about the operation of the center. The budget will also protect the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solid bond rating and positive financial reviews and grades. I joined other legislators in donating personal funds to purchase a new refrigerator in the residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen at the Van Rensselaer Manor. I also donated legislative funds to help the Youth Department purchase toys for Christmas. At the December 13 meeting, legislators also voted unanimously to appoint Robert Loveridge as a new legislator to represent District 4. I know Bob well from his service as superintendent of the county correctional facility. Bob is also active in Kiwanis. We also heard from Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon and members of RADAR (Rensselaer Area Drug Awareness Reality) in support of our continuity of care resolution. The resolution seeks state support for more treatment of those battling opiate addiction. 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. ï&#x161;º ATTORNEY ADVERTISING ï&#x161;º

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SHERIFF RUSSO RECOGNIZES RENSS. CO. SEARCH & RESCUE

Sheriff Pat Russo recognizes the Rensselaer County Search and Rescue organization for the work they do in support of police operations throughout Rensselaer County.

2017 is off to a good start following our recent Organizational Meeting. I would like to thank the many residents that volunteer to serve on boards and committees to keep our government functioning and responsive. We are always looking for new people to step forward to serve. If you are interested, please be sure to reach out. Winter in Nassau is a great time to visit one of our new preserves. I encourage our residents to get outdoors and discover the natural beauty of our community. We are in the final planning stages for a new “Big Thunder” loop at the Mud Pond Preserve. Work will begin in the spring on this all volunteer effort. If you are interested in lending a hand, please be sure to let me know. Our efforts continue as we press for complete remediation of the Loeffel Superfund Site. At our request, EPA will once again update residents on the work that has been accomplished over the past summer and fall and what is ahead for this new season of testing and review. This community update meeting will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Hall on January 25th with an open house from 6-7pm and a presentation to follow at 7pm. The public is strongly encouraged to attend. It is important to note that the Town Board has also recently submitted recommendations to EPA on the latest drainage way remediation proposals. All Loeffel information is posted and updated on the Town’s website. Thank you to all the community members that supported our toy drive during the holiday season. We were able to fill an entire pick-up with your contributions to families in need in our community. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. The Board has recently authorized the planning for Nassau Summer Youth Camp this year. We always welcome funding ideas and any contributions to support campers from families in financial need. You might notice some new Nassau Highway trucks going by your home this winter. We are thankful that our long term planning is yielding results and we thank the Highway team for their efforts.

ANTIQUES SHOW and SALE The 44th Annual Antiques Show and Sale at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Road (Rt 7) 4 miles West of Northway Exit 6, will be held Friday, January 20th, from 10 am - 5 pm; and Saturday, January 21st, from 10 am 4 pm. Proceeds will support community organizations. Homemade chili and soups (corn chowder and vegetable), delicious luncheon entrees and their famous homemade pies will be served. $3.00 per person donation with ample free parking. Vendors wanted. For info., call 518-785-5575.

EPIPHANY II Fishing is and can be a time of relaxation, quietly enjoying the lake or stream, gently bobbing on the ocean’s waves. And then comes the catch – the rod bending, you struggling to bring the fighting fish into the boat. It is that spurt of excitement that makes the outing worthwhile. How much more, then, is it to be fishers of men? Join us this week as Pastor Henry explores this with a sermon based on Matthew 4:18-20, and entitled “Men Fishers.” Come be our guest this Sunday at 10:00 AM as we continue to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and seek personal epiphanies of His love and grace for us. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. For more information, a summary of this Sunday’s sermon, or directions, please visit our website: www.lovelutheran.net, or call 477-8685. PAGE 6 JANUARY 12, 2017 THE ADVERTISER ARCS

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WANT TO HELP HORSES AND GET A TAX WRITE OFF? Donate unwanted Gold, Silver or Costume Jewelry scrap or unwanted jewelry at: Don Cook Jewelers, 1 Agway Dr., Rensselaer, NY 12144; 518-286-2665. Proceeds will benefit: Caring Heart Horse Rescue of Rensselaer County – (518) 505-7475; caringhearthorserescue@gmail.com. Visit us on Facebook!

GREEN-UP GRAZING CONFERENCE The Ninth Annual Winter Green-Up Grazing Conference will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, at The Century House in Latham, NY, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. This year’s Winter Green-Up will continue the tradition of well-known national and local speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge in the areas of soils, grazing and sustainable agriculture. This year’s impres-sive lineup of speakers includes Blaine Hitzfield from Seven Sons Farm in Roanoke, Indiana. Dr. Rachel Gilker, editor of the electronic newsletter, On Pasture, has a deep passion for sustainable agriculture and grazing. Doug Carmichael, from the Michigan State University Lake City Research Station has managed 810 acres of land and 180 beef cows in a grass based livestock finishing program. Our fourth speaker is someone many of you may know, Phyllis VanAmburgh of Dharma Lea Farm in Sharon Springs, NY. Phyllis and her husband, Paul, own a 100% grass-fed dairy, which was one of the first grass-fed dairy farms in the country. To register for Winter Green-Up 2017, contact Tove Ford at (518)7653518 or register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/WGU2017_201. The cost to attend the Winter Green-Up Conference is a bargain at $75.00.

PET ADOPTION LUKEY - Hound mix. He is approximately 1 year old, neutered male, current with vaccines, heartworm negative and weighs approx. 50 lbs. Lukey is playful with other dogs and loves the snow. He will entertain himself in the snow all alone and toss the snow in the air and catch it. He is a fun dog who is active and loves everyone. He is not a typical sniffer, he is too busy playing and looking for fun, he walks nicely on leash and loves going for walks. He would excel in an 8 week course of obedience and he would do even better with a future of agility fun!

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PRESCHOOL FAIR at the EG LIBRARY Do you have toddler or preschool aged children? Are you looking for a great place for your child to learn and play? The East Greenbush Community Library is holding a Preschool Fair on Saturday, January 21, between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. It will be a unique opportunity to meet and talk to staff from many local preschools from all over Rensselaer County. The whole family is welcome. We will have toys out for the children to play with while the grownups gather information. The Local preschools that are participating are: · Kidsplace Preschool · Jack & Jill Preschool and Day Care Center · Smilingfaces II ·Sacred Heart School Early Childhood Program ·St. Jude the Apostle School ·Woodland Hill Montessori School ·Holy Spirit School Pre-K ·Robert C. Parker School ·Discovery Place Learning Center ·Sunshine Day Nursery School ·Maple Hill Preschool The library is located at 10 Community Way in East Greenbush, NY. For information, call the library at 518-477-7476.

Okay, I know you want to keep up with all your New Year’s resolutions. Start the New Year off right at the Brunswick Community Library’s used book sale on Saturday, January 28th, from 10:30 to 2:00. Cook healthier food (lots of cookbooks)! Exercise more (lots of books for the exercise bike)! Keep your mind sharp (large print, local history, biographies and fiction)! Save money (all books are dirt cheap)!! Come check out the deals at the library at 4118 Route 2, Troy. brunswicklibrary.org

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AVERILL PARK ANNOUNCES KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017- 2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Now Accepting Enrollment for Toddlers & Preschool Ages 18mos-5 years Call 674-2705 349 Shaver Rd. • West Sand Lake

The Averill Park School District has begun the process of registering boys and girls for the 2017-2018 Kindergarten Classes. If you, or someone you know, has a child who will be five years of age on or before December 1, 2017, please contact the district registrar at 674-7050 extension 7201 to make sure that the child is listed on our school census. This will guarantee that you will receive all upcoming kindergarten information by mail. Registration paperwork should be hand delivered by the parent or guardian to the district registrar at the district office at the Averill Park High School during the month of February. Registration hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3:30 PM with extended evening hours on February 9th & 27th until 7 PM. Registration forms are accepted on a walk-in basis only. No appointment is required. All paperwork must be completed by 02-28-2017. New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164, requires certain immunizations (shots) to enter kindergarten and attend school. Please check with your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure your child has all the needed immunizations. They are listed below. Required Immunizations for Kindergarten:

REGISTER KINDERGARTENERS NOW FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at GardnerDickinson School in the fall are encouraged to register their children now. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2017 to attend kindergarten in September. To register, parents are asked to call Ms. Fazioli at (518) 2834600 ext. 10 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Forms and registration information are also available at www.wynantskillufsd.org. Registering your child for kindergarten now will make sure your child is ready to start the school year on time by ensuring all the necessary paperwork is on file. It also helps Wynantskill UFSD plan for the upcoming school year by providing school officials a better estimate of how many kindergarteners will attend school.

T. NEVINS SERVING AS A MEMBER OF HVCC STUDENT SENATE Thomas Nevins of Johnsonville has been elected Freshman Senator for the Hudson Valley Community College Student Senate. The term of office for the college’s Student Senate runs through the academic term. Members of the senate work with administration and faculty guidance to promote and coordinate student affairs. They authorize the establishment of new clubs and activities, promote student welfare and assist with the annual budget that supports the extracurricular program of all clubs and student organizations. Nevins is studying in the Business Administration academic program.

SIENA COLLEGE STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SPRING 2017 STUDY ABROAD Through the Siena College Center for International Programs, students pursue international internships, do original research, engage in meaningful service learning and form lasting bonds and friendships, all while improving their employment prospects. Michael Salvador of East Greenbush studying in London, England. Deborah Moore of Troy studying in Athens, Greece. Samantha Fontaine of Troy studying in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

As legislative representatives of District 4, including the towns of Schodack, Sand Lake and Nassau, we are happy to provide our constituents with a report on actions taken at the December 13, 2016 legislative meeting. At the December 13 meeting, we welcomed Robert Loveridge as a new member of the County Legislature, and representative of District 4. We look forward to working with Bob during the coming months to represent residents of Schodack, Nassau and Sand Lake. Bob is very familiar with county government, having served as superintendent of the county Correctional Facility with distinction. A resident of Schodack, Bob has served in leadership roles with Kiwanis and other community organizations. Legislators also met on December 1 to adopt the 2017 county budget. We are proud the 2017 budget is the sixth consecutive county budget to come in under the state tax cap, and protects needed services and the county’s strong fiscal position. As legislators, we supported using $300,000 in legislative savings to reduce a very modest, small tax increase, and to increase funding for road repair and improvement. We were very excited to see the county qualify for three more Farmland Protection programs. The program was started over a decade ago by Majority Leader Ken Herrington and has protected a total of 6,000 acres. In 2016, the county received funding to protect seven farms, including two projects in Schodack. We joined other legislators in donating personal funds to purchase a new refrigerator in the resident’s kitchen at the Van Rensselaer Manor. We also donated legislative funds to help the Youth Department purchase toys for Christmas. Legislators met December 20 for a brief clean-up meeting to end 2016, including appropriations for the 2017 budget that is under the tax cap. Our best wishes for a happy, safe and prosperous New Year. 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.

H. WEATHERWAX EARNS PLACE ON DEAN’S LIST at KEENE STATE COLLEGE Hannah Weatherwax of West Sand Lake, was recently named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Keene State College. Weatherwax was among 1,400 students who were honored for academic excellence in the fall 2016 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, Keene State undergraduates must be enrolled in a degree program and must have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale to earn dean’s list honors.

SAND LAKE TOWN LIBRARY STORYTIME – Thursdays at 11:30am. Stories, rhymes and a simple craft for pre-schoolers. ANCESTRY.COM AND MANGO LANGUAGES – both are now available through your local library. Stop in anytime on Saturday, January 14 or 28, to see how to access them and learn the basics. LIBRARY CLOSING – The SLTLibrary will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. LEGO CLUB – Wednesday, January 18, 3:30 – 5:30 pm stop by to build and create with our LEGO collection. Ages 4 and up. LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet Thursday, January 19, at 6:45pm. The public is welcome to join us as we kick off a new year. Sand Lake Town Library ph# 674-5050, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. THE ADVERTISER ARCS JANUARY 12, 2017 PAGE 11


FREE AROMATHERAPY CLASS Begin 2017 Less Stressed/ Healthier with ESSENTIAL OILS on Thursday, January 26, 6:30-8:30PM With Glenn Kakely/Shana Horn Learn: How to de-stress your life/your body/your mind with essential oils. About causes/ symptoms of stress & anxiety & how they affect the mind/ body/spirit. About the “stress cycle” & how to FREE YOURSELF from its pattern. How insomnia & poor sleeping patterns are a direct result of stress & anxiety. About Stress Relieving Essential Oils that can “Knock Out” stress & anxiety. How easy & cost effective it is to integrate Essential Oils into your life/the lives of family/ clientele/ pets! Includes Guided Meditation to quiet the mind/soften & soothe the body to bring renewed peace/calm to your body/mind/spirit so stress bounces off and away from you! Leave calm/relaxed/ ready for a great night’s sleep! Free Door prizes/Raffles Reservations Not Required! Held at Venture Inward, 568 Columbia Turnpike, #16 VanDenHouten Sq., East Greenbush; 477-6566 Email: venturein@yahoo.com

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JOIN US FOR A GLOBAL WOMEN’S MOVEMENT TO “EMBRACE” YOUR BODY On Monday, January 23, at Crossgates Cine18, there will be a 1 night showing of the movie EMBRACE. It is a documentary on body image that addresses the often negative way in which men and women view their bodies. The topic affects 91% of women! We need to eliminate the negative chatter in our heads and remove the media images that tell us how we should look! We must learn to love ourselves for who we are and change the way we feel about our bodies. Join us for a Global Women’s Movement to EMBRACE your body. This movie is for men, women and middle/high schoolers. Moms, attend with your daughter! Here is a link to the trailer and info on purchasing tickets: http://gathr.us/screening/19021 Gathr - Your film. Your friends. Your theater. Here is the website for more info on the movie and movement: www.BodyImage Movement.com. Questions? Ruth Getbehead 518-461-1800

ESSENTIAL OILS Everyone is talking about eating healthier and exercising more, but are we really living well? Essential oils can play a major role in helping you to develop a healthier lifestyle! What are Essential oils? They are oils that are extracted from plants and can be used by inhaling their scent by diffusing in the air, topically and some internally. Essential oils can be used to promote your well-being, for cleaning and in the garden! Some popular oils are; Peppermint which can be diffused, taken internally or diluted and used topically. Some benefits include soothing headaches, allergy support, decreasing upset stomach and easing sore muscles. Lemon which can be diffused or applied topically. Lemon can be used for cleaning, allergy support and is energizing! Lavender can be diffused or used topically. This Essential Oil is also great for allergy support, it has a calming effect and can ease headaches. There are many grades of essential oils out there so be careful when selecting an oil. Use only CPTG-Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils such as doTerra. If you would like to learn how Essential Oils can benefit your overall health and wellness, please join us for a free class on Sunday, January 15, at 1:00 at Comprehensive Physical Therapy Solutions at 81 Miller Road, Suite 400. We will discuss the importance of CPTG oils, practical, easy and cost effective ways to use the oils and we will have some give-aways! LOTS of information to share so invite a friend and join us!

RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING The Red Cross Babysitting Training will be held at the Sand Lake Library on Saturday, January 21st, from 11am4pm. Registration forms are at the Sand Lake Library and the fee for this class is $45pp, class size is limited.

BROWN’S BREWING CO. TOUR BENEFITING the RENSSELAER LAND TRUST Join the Rensselaer Land Trust on Sunday, January 22 (snow date: 1/29), from noon to 3:00 pm and tour the renovated mill that houses Brown’s brewery, bottling line, and soon to be canning facility. The intimate tour – conducted by the brewers – will feature the energy saving, waste water processing, and other innovative processes and practices in place at the facility. Learn about the canning line coming on line soon and the importance of water quality to good tasting beers and ales. Limited to 50 people – tickets include beer, food, and tour, and are available for $40 at www.renstrust.org. This event sold out last year – reserve your place early! This is a benefit event to support the land conservation work done by the Rensselaer Land Trust.

WANTED: PATIENTS WITH PAIN IN THE LOW BACK, HIP, KNEE, ANKLE/FOOT! Russell Sage College will be co-hosting a McKenzie MDT* Part C: Advanced Lumbar Spine & Lower Extremities course January 19th - 22nd, 2017. If you or anyone you know is experiencing lower back, hip, knee, ankle or foot pain which hasn’t been resolved through medical management or traditional physical therapy, this could be a perfect opportunity to receive a free assessment & treatment performed by faculty of the McKenzie Institute USA! For further information, contact Maccio Physical Therapy at (518) 273-2121 or marketing@macciophysicaltherapy.com

BIG BAND SWING DANCE AT APHS YOU’RE INVITED! BIG BAND SWING DANCE an Averill Park High School Music Program Fundraiser and YOU ARE INVITED!!! What: Swing Dance with LIVE music by the GEORGIE WONDERS ORCHESTRA Where: Averill Park High School Cafeteria When: Saturday, January 28th; 7-8PM. FREE Swing Lesson donated by Ron Tritto of Learntadance Studios; 8-10PM Swing Dance. Tickets: kmeemken@nycap.rr.com; $10 for Adults ($12 at door); $5 for Students/Seniors ($8 at door); FREE for 12 yrs. and younger. Snacks and Raffle!!!

COME ONE, COME ALL — STEP RIGHT UP AND GET YOUR FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION ..... Letter to the Editor: We heard on the news last Tuesday afternoon that Governor Cuomo is proposing to grant those of parents who make $125,000.00 or less a free college education. We could not believe that we had just heard that. A FREE college education if the parents made $125,000.00 or less? Was he serious? We are hoping that it was either a mistake - or a joke! If they had said $50,000.00 or less, we could understand that. Who is the Governor proposing to pay for this, because NOTHING is EVER free, somebody has to pay for it. Guess who, folks? Seems to me that if someone is making $125,000.00, they could well afford to pay for their own child’s education. The Governor seems to come up with a lot of these wonderful ideas to increase the taxes to John Q. Public, and oh yes, everyone can share the cost of educating other people’s children. (Sounds like a bit of Socialism in there somewhere, hmmmmm.) I wonder if the Governor would be willing to give up a good portion of his salary each year toward some of the cost of this free education he’s proposing? It’s a good thought. Or perhaps his idea is another gimmick to buy people’s votes. I think it would be a good idea if people over 60 and on fixed incomes didn’t have to pay ANY school taxes. Let’s propose that idea. ~ Joyce A. Blauvelt, Averill Park Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents. THE ADVERTISER ARCS JANUARY 12, 2017 PAGE 13


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The Hoags Corners Fire Dept. will be hosting a Pizza/ Wing Night on Friday, Jan. 20th, from 5PM-8PM. Our toppings include pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives, and broccoli. Also, don’t forget your wings, we have plain, mild, BBQ and hot. Call 766-5474 to place your order, FREE delivery within the fire district. Our Pizza Night is held the 3rd Friday of every month.

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•catering •entertaining •celebrations ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST “Homemade”, “All-You-Can-Eat”, “Cooked to Order”, “Served to you at your table” Breakfast will be held on January 21st, from 8AM - 11AM, at the Eagle Mills Christian Church, 1 Maple Ave., Troy (Eagle Mills). Cost is $8/Adults and $4/Children under 10. Menu Includes: Eggs (cooked to order), Homefries, Pork Sausage, French Toast, Regular, Blueberry, and Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Toast (white, wheat, or rye), Coffee, Tea, Juice or Milk. This month’s special is: “Omelets with Toppings”.

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER SPECIAL DINNER On Friday, January 27th, the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This month’s theme will be “January Thaw”, menu will be; Meatloaf w/Onion Gravy, Chef Potato, Peas & Onions, Rye Bread, and Diced Peaches for dessert served at noon. Entertainment will begin at 12:30 p.m. with Brian Zapel. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 and older Monday thru Friday at noon, for a suggested contribution of $3.00. Please call 279-3413 to make your reservations for lunch.

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Please join the WSL Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for Breakfast on January 15, 2017, 7:30AM to 11:30AM at the West Sand Lake Firehall. Eat-In or Take-Out. Breakfast Includes: Scrambled Eggs, Cheesy Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries w/cheese, French Toast, a variety of Pancakes including Mickey Mouse, Homemade Muffins, Fruit, Toast, Bagels, Juice and Coffee. Southern Sausage Gravy & Biscuits will be served until they run out! Cost: Adults $8, Children (5-12) $5 and children under 5 are free. Call 674-3677.

N.G. KIWANIS POLISH/ITALIAN DINNER The North Greenbush Kiwanis will host a Polish/Italian Dinner on Sunday, January 15th, from 4PM to 7PM. Polish dinner: kielbasa, sauerkraut, pierogi’s and golumpki’s. Italian dinner: spaghetti and meatballs. Cost is $12 for Adults and $5 for Children. Takeout or eat-in at the American Legion, Main Ave., Wynantskill. 50/50 Raffle to benefit Summer Youth Programs. Schedule a pickup today by calling 518-350-4650 - leave your name, desired time, and # of dinners. The event will benefit the children of the Town of North Greenbush and specifically summer youth programs.

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PASTA STATION DINNER at SALEM UMC The Salem United Methodist Church located at 349 Shaver Road in West Sand Lake will be holding a Pasta Station Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The dinner runs from 5:00pm6:30pm, and the menu includes; Choice of 3 pastas and 3 sauces and all the fixings - (Meatballs, sausage, peppers, onion, broccoli, mushrooms, etc.) Caesar salad, bread, garlic butter, beverage and dessert. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling the church office, 674-3106 or Diane at 8135073. Proceeds of this dinner benefit the Youth Unit to travel/ work at Red Bird Mission. Website; salemumcwsl.wordpress.com

POT LUCK DINNER at ST. TIMOTHY’S with TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH We Urge You To Come To The Pot Luck Dinner Which Will Be Held At St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church at 470 Winter Street Ext., North Greenbush, on Saturday, January 14th, at 6:00 p.m. This will be an excellent time to meet the Pastoral Candidate and to continue meeting the people of St. Timothy’s as Trinity looks forward to joining them!!! We also want to remind you that on January 15th (the next day) at 10:00 a.m....NOT 9:00 A.M., THE Pastor Candidate will lead worship at Trinity. After the worship service, there will be a fellowship time with light snacks. At that time also, the Pastoral will join us for conversation. So mark your calendar for Sunday, Jan. 15th, service will be at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity...we are praying that you will join us in this new venture and will inspire all of us to build God’s church and enlighten us as we change as the world has changed and share our faith with each other! You can find St. Timothy’s on Facebook or office@sttic.org. St. Timothy’s share many pictures on Facebook, so you can see for yourself the many programs they offer and what a beautiful church it is.... So, we hope to see you on Sat., Jan 14th, for the dinner; and then for worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday at Trinity in West Sand Lake....A blessed church has a vibrant sense of faith, hope, and love and we hope to become that Church!! WWW.CRWNEWSPAPERS.COM

KIWANIS “ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT” PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, January 14th, from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. All-You-CanEat - $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 of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis 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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ROAST BEEF DINNER A Roast Beef Dinner to Benefit the Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange will be held on January 21st - serving from 4PM to 6PM - Family Style. The dinner will be held at the United Methodist Church of East Greenbush at 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush. Cost with reservation – Over 12 yrs $13; 5 to 11 yrs $6; 4 and under FREE. At the Door – Over 12 yrs $14, 5 to 11 yrs $7; 4 and under FREE. RSVP by calling 674-1220.

The Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company will serve their monthly breakfast on Sunday, January 15th, starting at 8AM until 11:30AM. Breakfast consists of your choice of French toast or pancakes, as well as bacon or sausage, toast, orange juice, applesauce, beverages and eggs prepared to your specifications for a cost of $7 for adults, $4 for ages 5-12, with children under five 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. For more information, call 518-7663815.

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HCFD ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Hoags Corners Fire Dept will be hosting an AllYou-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 5th, from 8AM – 11AM. Our All-You-Can-Eat buffet style breakfast includes: Scrambled eggs, homefries, applesauce, fruit cocktail, blueberry & regular pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, toast, and English muffins. Cost: Adults - $8.00; Children ages 6-12 - $4.00; Children 5 and under – free. Eat-in or Take out. Phone: 766-5474.

ITALIAN SPAGHETTI DINNER Italian Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 28th, from 4PM - 6:30PM, at the Eagle Mills Christian Church, 1 Maple Ave., Troy (Eagle Mills). “Eat-In” or “Take-Out”. Choice of: Homemade Meatballs, or Italian Sausage. Menu includes: Pasta and Sauce, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread, Beverages including Coffee and Tea, Cost: Adults: $10.00; Children 12 and Under: $5.00. (518) 279-1588.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST BUFFET VFW Post 7338, Hays Road, East Greenbush will host a Pancake Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, January 15th, from 9AM to 12Noon. Menu: Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Homefries, Corned Beef Hash, Toast, Fruit Cocktail, or Sliced Peaches, Coffee, Tea, Water and Juice. Cost: Adults - $9.00; Children 6 to 12 - $5.00; Children under 6 Free. The VFW is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans, their Families and the community.

ROAST PORK DINNER at PAUMC The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday, January 28th, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. The menu is roast pork, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, applesauce, roll, dessert and beverage. The cost is $10 for adult meals, $5 for meals for children 5 to 12 years old and there is no charge for meals for children under 5 years of age. Take-outs will be available. For information and reservations, please call the church office at (518) 273-6859. Tickets will be available at the door. Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue, Troy. Plan now to attend on January 28th for good food and fellowship. THE ADVERTISER ARCS JANUARY 12, 2017 PAGE 15


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BOY SCOUT TROOP 528 BOTTLE DRIVE Troop 528 holds bottle drives on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This month is Saturday, January 14th. Returnable bottles and cans can be dropped off next to the Troop’s signs located at main intersections in the Town of Poestenkill or placed curbside if you live along one of the routes on the morning of the bottle drive, or dropped off in the bin behind the North Greenbush Town Hall any time. Money raised from the bottle drives helps fund Troop activities. For questions or to schedule a bottle drop off or pick up, please call (518)952-0528 or email Troop_528@yahoo.com.

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TOWN OF BRUNSWICK CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP The Town of Brunswick Highway Department will continue curbside collection of Christmas Trees until February 3rd. This will be repeated as manpower, equipment and weather permit. 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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LECTURE – INVASIVE SPECIES Looks beautiful, but is it harming your land or your neighborhood? Kick off the New Year learning about invasive plants and animals so you can do your part in protecting your land and forests. Even in winter you can search for invasive species if you know what they look like. The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance invites you to a lecture by Dr. Jennifer Dean on Thursday, January 12th, at the Sand Lake Town Hall, 7pm. Dr. Dean will tell us about area invasive plants, and also invasive animals, such as the Hemlock Wooley Adelgid (which is a particular threat to some of the high-quality forests on the Plateau). She will also discuss opportunities for citizens and landowners to become involved in monitoring and reporting invasive species — for example, a cross-country ski is a prime time to check for hemlock woolly adelgid! Invasive Plants and Animals is a part of the 2016-2017 RPA monthly lecture series. These lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month at Sand Lake Town Hall, 7pm. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door. All are welcome. The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to conserving forest and open space on the Rensselaer Plateau. For more information and for lecture topics for 2016-2017, visit the RPA webpage, www.rensselaerplateau.org

ST. STEPHEN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Our 11.00 a.m. Sunday worship services will resume on January 8, 2017. Special note to our members: On Sunday, January 29, 2017, we are having a Congregational meeting following the worship service. It is important that everyone attends. If you have questions, please call Council President, Alice Senrick at 518-852-1504.

FAKE NEWS: “MAN-MADE” CLIMATE CHANGE

EAST SCHODACK GARDEN CLUB MEETING The January Meeting of the East Schodack Garden Club will be held January 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the East Schodack Fire House on Route 150 in East Schodack. Peter Bowden of Hewitt’s Nursery will present a program entitled, Photographing Flowers in Your Garden. Refreshments and socializing will follow the program. The public is invited. Mary Louise Mancini, Publicity, mlmmancini@aol.com 518-766-2692

Letter to the Editor: The “NEWS” headline was: “Climate change is hurting ecosystems across the globe”. The first thing I thought was that climate change is also helping ecosystems and it’s perfectly natural. I’m not saying that mankind hasn’t directly harmed a number of ecosystems, but there is a much greater amount of natural climate change occurring, and it’s both hurting and helping existing ecosystems. Volcanoes, both above ground and under the oceans have created and destroyed ecosystems for as long as the Earth has existed. The Moon and Earth’s rotation and molten core cause air and water currents and continental shifts. And the Sun causes massive climate changes to every planet in the solar system. Glaciers have destroyed more ecosystems than they have created. We can only guess what was under the glacier that created Lake George before it receded, but we can see the life and beauty that developed after it was gone. The habitat that few plants and animals were able to adapt to became the much more vibrant ecosystem that we see today. There’s nothing man can do to stop natural climate change, but we can intelligently minimize the negative aspects of our existence without succumbing to the emotionally driven hyperbole that exempli fies today ’s wack-a-doodle environmentalism. The “majority of scientists” who insist that man is responsible are just trying to keep their grant money flowing. Consensus is not science. Real scientists develop a theory and then try to disprove it. These climate scientists start with what they feel is settled and then provide only the data that supports it. They’ve even been caught deleting data that disproves their theory. It’s a money-grubbing scam of mutual back-scratching between pseudo-scientists and corrupt politicians. When you want to know the truth, just follow the money. ~ David Crawmer, www.republicamerica.us

AREA SUNY POTSDAM STUDENTS NAMED TO PRESIDENT’S LIST The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 869 students to the President’s List, in recognition of their academic excellence in the Fall 2016 semester. The SUNY Potsdam students were honored for earning top marks by President Kristin G. Esterberg. The students included: Jacob Ali of Troy, NY, whose major is Music Performance; Sarah Becker of Troy, NY, whose major is Music Education; Rebecca Derubertis of Troy, NY, whose major is Business Administration; Jillian Dolder of Castleton On Hudson, NY, whose major is Physics; Meghan Driscoll of Troy, NY, whose major is Mathematics; Hannah Harris of Nassau, NY, whose major is Childhood/Early Childhood Education; Lindsay Heck of East Greenbush, NY, whose major is Music Education; Erin Levesque of East Greenbush, NY, whose major is Geology; Benjamin Quinones of West Sand Lake, NY, whose major is Music Education; Emma Woolley of Cherry Plain, NY, whose major is International Studies. To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numericallygraded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

FOOD and FUN at the TROY LIBRARY The Troy Public Library presents Food and Fun! A children’s cooking class on Tuesday, January 31st, at 6PM at the Main Library at 100 Second Street in Troy. Children ages 4 to 10 will learn to prepare and enjoy healthy snacks with staff from the Honest Weight Food Co-op. This event is free but registration is required. Participants may register online at www.thetroylibrary.org or by calling 518-274-7071.

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COME JOIN US, LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP LISTEN. LEARN. SHARE. SUPPORT - February 8, 2017, March 8, 2017, 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061. ALL are welcome to this support group focusing on individuals who have Lyme Disease or know a loved one who has Lyme Disease. We will listen, learn, share and support each other through our healing journeys. For more information, contact: Muriel Miller at 518336-4444 or email at murielmiller777@yahoo.com. Trinity Wellness Center.

ALFRED U. NAMES WILLIAM J. HOGAN TO DEAN’S LIST William J. Hogan, a resident of Troy, NY, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester at Alfred University (AU). He is a sophomore in the Inamori School of Engineering. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for Dean’s List. Hogan is a Materials Science and Engineering major at AU. A graduate of Columbia High School, Hogan is the son of Carrie Hogan of Troy, NY and Daniel Hogan of Troy, NY.

RESOLVED TO RECYCLE Clean out your garage and basement and start your New Year with the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club’s first community-wide paper and small-electronics recycling day on Saturday, January 14, 2017. This will be held at the Wainschaf Associates-Construction, 589 3rd Ave Extension, Rensselaer, NY 12144(behind Target). The time will be 9:00am – 2:00pm. The cost for paper shredding will be $.25 per pound with an additional fee for TV’s and computers. You will be able to observe your personal documents being destroyed. No Batteries or other hazardous materials will be accepted. All proceeds support SRC Rotary Community service programs and local scholarships. ~ Pat Bailey, Secretary Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club

TOWN OF E.G. COMMUNITY and REC. DEPT. NEW ADULT WINTER PROGRAMS AGE 55 AND OVER JANUARY - • Chair Yoga-(Wednesdays 11 AM) with Amy Walsh, easy yoga moves and stretches for all over health and wellness.FREE; • Open Games (Mondays 1 PM)- Bring your friends, play hearts, bunco, bridge, whatever games you choose!-FREE; • Mahjong Tuesdays- 1PM- new players always welcome; • Dominoes Wednesdays- 1PM-new players always welcome; • Pinochle Thursdays- 1PM- new players always welcome; • Movie Day (January 13th 1-3 PM) Come and join us for a movie and snacks FREE; • Trivia Fun (January 20th 1-3 PM) Come have some fun with trivia games and giveaways!-FREE; • Making Valentine’s Wreaths (January 27th 1-3 PM) - make beautiful wreaths for Valentine’s Day. Cost $5. **Please call to register for programs 477-4194 space is limited** PAGE 18 JANUARY 12, 2017 THE ADVERTISER ARCS

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OWL WATCH & WINTER RAPTOR VIEWING Short-eared owls flock to Washington County Grasslands! Grab your binoculars and head out to the Washington County Grasslands with Friends of the IBA Director Laurie LaFond & Field Trip Leader Rich Speidel on Saturday, January 28th, at 2:30p.m. to look for Short-eared owls and other wintering raptors. Likely sightings include some of the 20 or more Short-eared owls wintering in the area, Rough-legged hawks, Red-tailed hawks, Northern harriers, Horned larks, Snow buntings and more! We’ll visit Friends of the IBA’s (FIBA) Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area and the Washington County Grasslands WMA managed by NYS DEC on a combined walk and auto tour of the best winter birding “hot spots” in the area. Meeting Time: 2:30 p.m. Free to FIBA Members, $10 for non-members; fee can be applied to annual membership. Group size is limited. CALL Rich at (518) 623-2587 to register. Friends of the IBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust working to conserve critical habitat for New York’s endangered Short-eared owls and other threatened and at-risk grassland birds. Visit www.ibafriends.org for info.

CHASING THE DRAGON: THE LIFE OF AN OPIATE ADDICT The United States Attorney’s Office for Northern District of New York, in conjunction N0PIATES, Rensselaer County Heroin Coalition, Troy Drug Free Community Coalition, RADAR – Rensselaer Area Drug Awareness Reality Coalition, and the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, invite you to Continue learning about opiate addiction. Please attend our next event: Chasing the Dragon: the Life of an Opiate Addict Followed by Eric Dyer telling his story to recovery When: Wednesday, January 18th, 7 – 9 p.m. Where: Bulmer Telecommunications Center Hudson Valley Community College 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY Chasing the Dragon is a documentary film depicting both the harsh reality of opioid addiction and the subtle and insidious path toward addiction. The film can serve to generate discussion among community stakeholders and educate the public about prescription drug/heroin abuse and overdose. Eric Dyer is a person in long-term recovery, who comes from a family of people in recovery. He is originally from outside of Boston and he currently resides in the Capital Region, where he studies law and business in graduate school. Eric is also a law clerk for the law firm Barclay Damon in their healthcare practice group, where he plans to start full-time in April. You are an important part of the community; everyone plays a role in the community response. Plan to attend! Bring your whole family!


FREE HELP FOR SENIORS IN LOCAL TOWNS Information & referral help comes to New Lebanon and Stephentown for persons aged 60 and above, and/or their caregivers. On Thursday, January 26, the Catholic Charities social services representative will be at the New Lebanon Library from 10 am to 1 pm, and at the Stephentown Library from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. She is also able to connect caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s or other dementias to a new, NY State funded program that provides free support services for those family caregivers. Persons from any community in the eastern sector of Columbia and Rensselaer Counties are welcome. You may walk in or call 518-925-0682 to make an appointment. There is no charge for this service provided by Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services, and sponsored by the Seniors’ Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph, New Lebanon. For further information, you may call the Catholic Charities staff person directly at the number above, or contact Mary Linton, RN, 518-733-0469.

GLENDORA VEGETARIAN CLUB Letter to the Editor: Tyson Foods has invested in Beyond Meat, a company that makes plant-based meats. Another startup called Perfect Day has created cruelty-free milk by using a strain of yeast, cow DNA sequences, and a 3D printer. They are able to use plant-based fats and proteins to make casein and whey, enabling them to make milk without the use of animals. In Canada, a show called W5, the country’s most watched current affairs program, aired a special near Thanksgiving that covered the animal abuse and violence that occurs in Turkey slaughterhouses. Millions of people were made aware of the cruelty in the Turkey industry thanks to the hidden camera footage of undercover activists. With advances like these, 2017 will hopefully be a successful year for animal rights, educing suffering, and liberating animals. The Glendora Vegetarian Club meets on January 25th at 6PM at the Schodack Diner, Routes 9 and 20. Call 518-610-5810. ~ Submitted by Glendora

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF RENSS. CO. NEEDS TUTORS and OTHER VOLUNTEERS

THANK YOU SAND LAKE COMMUNITY VAN SERVICE VOLUNTEERS

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) needs volunteers. To find out more, please join us for a Volunteer Opportunities Information Session at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at St. Mary’s Church, 163 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Call (518) 274-8526 to reserve a place. We are looking for tutors to be paired with adult learners, reading mentors for Everybody WINS! Power Lunch, math and computer tutors, telephone conversation partners for English Language Learners, and other volunteers. Literacy Volunteers welcomes all kinds of volunteers, from tutors to administrative helpers and event planners. As a volunteer you can develop new skills, make friends, and see how your efforts make a difference in your community. Call 274-8526 to register for this free information session. For information, visit www.lvorc.org.

The family of Miriam Reardon would like to thank the Town of Sand Lake Community Van Service and the many volunteers for the selflessness they exhibit by volunteering their time to transport our mother to many doctor’s appointments over the past several years. This service was of tremendous value to our family and it provided an opportunity for our mother to make new friends and reconnect with many dear friends within the community. Special thanks to: Chris Kronau, Deb Donnelly, Bob Martin, Mr. Russell, MaryEllen Tremble, Dan Coiteux, Steve Bebee, Peg Weiss, Jim Brown, Bob Stackrow and Nancy Dahl just to name a few.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY • Where in the World? Saturday, January 14, at 1 PM. Our first stop on a tour of the world is France. Explore the language, culture, stories and music of France in a fun, informal way. Kids ages 4-8 are invited to this free program. Please call 4621193 to sign up. • Computer Help. Every Tuesday, from 1-3 pm, at the Rensselaer Public Library, drop in to ask a question about your computer, tablet or smartphone, or learn tips and tricks. No sign-up needed. • Teen Time. Every Wednesday from 4-6 PM we will have snacks and activities for ages 13-18. No sign-up needed. • Jan. 11, crafts. • Jan 18, Teen Advisory Group (with pizza). • Jan 25, movie. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http:// rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.

MOVIE NIGHT at CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER Movie Night returns on Tuesday, January 17th, at 6PM with a showing of The Wood Carver. A troubled teen from a broken home vandalizes a church and is sentenced to community service repairing the damage he has done. He meets Ernest, the wood carver who created the woodwork that Matthew destroyed, and they must work together to make the repairs. Popcorn and water are provided and it’s all free. Our study of Revelations continues in Bible study on Wednesday at 6:00 and Thursday at 1:30. On January 15, service will be at 9:00 am followed by our annual meeting. The church, which is fully handicapped accessible, is located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets, on CDTA bus route #214. Mother Nancy may be reached at 518-650-8181 or email RedeemerRensselaer@gmail.com. Please visit our website www.RedeemerRensselaer.com. THE ADVERTISER ARCS JANUARY 12, 2017 PAGE 19


ATHLETE OF THE WEEK MAEVE MORRISSEY ~Scholar Athlete~

Sports Photo of the Week by Andy Flanagan

by: Heidi Schuman by Katie Glanton Hello Warrior fans! I’m back this week with more AP sports updates! Girls Basketball lost to Bethlehem 57-51 in a close game on 1/6. Senior, Kat Stackrow had 13 points for AP, while Mallory Wood and Olivia Kelley each had 9. Their next home game is on 1/17 against Saratoga High School at 6 pm. Boys Basketball fell to Bethlehem 40-34 on 1/6. Junior, Anthony Germinerio led the Warriors with 17 points and senior, Ryan Long had 7. Their next home game is on 1/13 against Niskayuna High School at 6 pm. Indoor Track competed at Dartmouth Relays on 1/7. Junior, Alana Carrol won first place, jumping a height of 11’6". Senior, Christian Nash won his heat of the 300m with a new personal record of 38.24 seconds, and senior, Oliver Clayton, set a new personal record of 1:31 for the 600m. Their next meet is on 1/ 15 at Hudson Valley. Wrestling defeated Albany 69-9 on 1/4. 8 th grader, Sean Malenfant, junior, Peter Flick, and senior, Jake White, all had notable pins for AP. Senior, Charlie Olsen won with a close pin and senior, Pat Leahey, had the final pin for the Warriors. Their next match is at home on 1/18. Bowling beat Bethlehem 18-14 on 1/4. Senior, Kyle Goodness bowled a high 233 for AP and junior, Sean Pendergast had a high series of 632. Their next match is on 1/17 against Saratoga. The best of luck to all Warrior athletes in this upcoming week! I will be back next week with more Ap Sports updates. Go Warriors! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

HOME SCHOOL SNOWSHOE PROGRAM Home School Snowshoe Program: Jan. 18, 1-3pm: This program will provide an opportunity for youth who are home schooled to congregate in a beautiful natural setting while learning the fundamentals of snowshoeing. After a brief introduction, we will snowshoe for about 2 hours, look for signs of animals, and play an authentic Eskimo game. Cost $5 per participant/$15 family rate (includes snowshoe rentals). Pre-registration required by contacting (518) 658-2055 or dykenpond@gmail.com. Program presented by Josh Pulito. Please contact the Center for updated snow conditions and possible cancellations at (518) 658-2055 or dykenpond@gmail.com.

FALCONS BASEBALL TO HOLD 16U/18U TRY-OUTS Southern Rensselaer County (Sorensco) Baseball will hold a try-out session for its 2017 Falcons senior teams (16U/18U). Players interested in a roster spot, and who will be 16 (born on/after May 1, 2000) to 18 (born on/ after May 1, 1998) years old for the 2017 season will be evaluated. The 16U and 18U Falcons play in the Eastern New York Connie Mack and Mickey Mantle League, one of the most competitive travel leagues in the region. The tryout session will take place on Sunday, January 22nd, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at Canaan Field House in Canaan, NY. Interested players are asked to contact the Sorensco Falcons at Sorensco@gmail.com to ensure age and residence eligibility. Directions can be found at sorensco.siplay.com. PAGE 20 JANUARY 12, 2017 THE ADVERTISER ARCS

Maeve Morrissey is our scholar athlete of the week! Maeve is a sprinter on the APHS indoor track team. She runs the 400m, 300m and 200m races. This is Maeve’s first year of indoor track. Since Maeve enjoyed running outdoor track, she decided to run indoor as well. “My favorite part about track is the meets and being with my friends,” Maeve explains. “My favorite meet so far was the Utica meet. We got to travel to go to a meet and the track was nice. Also, we got to run against other fast teams.” In addition to track, Maeve plays soccer. This past fall, Maeve and her team were the champions of their section. Soccer also helps her stay in shape for track. In school, Maeve maintains a 96 average. Some of her classes include AP Government, AP Calculus, Death in Literature and Ceramics. After high school, Maeve is going to attend SUNY Potsdam to major in exercise science and to play soccer. When asked how she manages a balance between sports and school, Maeve says that she plans ahead and works as hard as she can. “My coaches and teammates also inspire me to work hard in my sport and to work hard in school so I can continue to play sports. My friends help me in indoor by motivating and encouraging me,” Maeve says. For her final season of track, Maeve aims to get a patch at sectionals for the 4 by 400m relay. We wish Maeve all the best as she continues her senior year! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Wrestling Wrap- up

While many of their classmates spent winter break on a beach in Florida or enjoying a well deserved rest, the members of the Averill Park Wrestling team were practicing and attending the Mountain Duals, a two day tournament in Dolgeville, NY. In a hotly contested event featuring 10 State Place finishers and 53 sectional placers, the Warriors more than held their own. Standouts included Andrew Fountain, Patrick Leahey and Jacob White, each who won 7 out of their 8 matches. Congratulations to Freshmen Alex Cooper and Alex Mills, who each earned their first varsity wins. Upon returning to school, Averill Park earned another dominant victory over a divisional opponent, 69-15 over Albany. The match of the night was a nail biter 1-0 victory by team cocaptain Charlie Olson. Please come out and support the team at their next home match on Wednesday, January 18th. The action starts at 6PM! WWW.CRWNEWSPAPERS.COM

Averill Park junior Anthony Germinerio #13 splits two Bethlehem defenders for an easy layup last friday night at APHS. Even with Germinerio scoring a team leading 17 points, AP fell short losing 40-34.

HOOP SHOOT BREAKFAST and CONTEST Join us Sunday, January 15th, from 8am -11am for the Monthly K of C “All-You-Can-Eat” Pancake breakfast to support Catholic youth athletic programs. All kids who participate in CYO Athletic programs or who signup for the upcoming “Hoop Shoot Contest” eat FREE! Otherwise, Kids 5 and under are FREE, adults $8, kids under 12 $4. A Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card will be raffled off! Breakfast includes “All You Can Eat” pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon, coffee, juice, fruit, bagels, cereal, sweets, and more. Can’t stay? Grab a to-go container!! Join us Monday, January 16th, at 5:45pm for the Annual K of C “Hoop Shoot Contest”. Boys and girls ages 9-14 compete within their own gender/age group by shooting 15 free throws. The participant that makes the most in each gender/age group moves on to the district, regional, and state/provincial level to compete at the next round. Signup is FREE and starts at 5:45pm. Both events are hosted by the St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus (K of C) and will be held in Damman Hall at St Jude the Apostle School located at 24 Dana Ave in Wynantskill, NY. For more information, contact the St Jude the Apostle Parish Office (518) 283-1162.

E.G.-CASTLETON YOUTH BASEBALL LL REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 SEASON Come join us for 2017 Spring Recreation and Travel Baseball and take part in what is sure to be another exciting season in the largest youth sport in the world. Children born between May 1, 2004 and August 31, 2013 are eligible to play. Go to our website, EGCYBL.com, and click on the registration tab to get started. We are also excited to announce that our little league will again be hosting the 11 year old New York State Little League Tournament in 2017! The tournament will be held at the end of July/beginning of August. Stay tuned for more details. Enroll before 1/15/17 and receive $10 off your registration fee!! ***Also watch out for upcoming events such as Winter Clinics and Pitch, Hit and Run dates. Stay tuned and check our website (EGCYBL.com) and Facebook page (https:// www.facebook.com/EGCYBL) for regular updates and info.


32nd ANNUAL ICE FISHING CONTEST at GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK

WILDLIFE TRACKING AND FIRE BY FRICTION Start your new year off right by learning new outdoor living skills. The Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center will offer two outdoor trainings in January. David Muska from Ondatra Adventures will be teaching a Fire by Friction class on January 14 from 1-4 pm. In this class you will learn time-tested techniques to starting fire with friction. Participants will build their own friction kits to take home. Popular each year, three wildlife tracking sessions are offered by Alcott Smith, nationally recognized tracker, naturalist and veterinarian. Options are: Saturday, January 21, from 9am-12pm and/or 1pm-4pm; and Sunday, January 22, from 9am– 4pm. Sign up for one or all three sessions. In past programs, we have followed tracks to a porcupine in its den, found kill sites and have found deer and coyote beds recently used for sleep. All programs are designed for beginners and also people wishing to build on their existing skillset. Pre-registration required and space is limited. Please register early! Register by contacting dykenpond@gmail.com or (518) 658-2055. There is a fee for each workshop. Please visit the website at: www.dykenpond.org for more information.

FULL WOLF MOON TREK at DYKEN POND CENTER Enjoy the quiet shadows under the natural light of the full wolf moon on Friday, January 13, from 6:30 -8:30pm at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. This free trek is open to intermediate cross country skiers or snowshoers. Trekkers must be at least 16 years old. The trek will cover about two miles. Snowshoe rentals are available for $5 with advanced notice. Please contact the Center for updated snow conditions and possible cancellations at (518) 658-2055 or dykenpond@gmail.com. Dyken Pond EE Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for back-country snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing and ice-fishing. Visit www.dykenpond.org for directions and a complete schedule of our winter events.

TWIN TOWN DEVIL CATS TRAVEL BASEBALL The Devil Cats are looking for talented and committed players for the following age groups for the 2017 season: 10U (Gold); 11U (High Silver) including pitchers 12U (Gold) including pitchers; 14U (Gold) Please contact Jamie Nusbaum at nusbaumj@gmail.com for additional information regarding 10U, 11U and 14U; and Eric Brown at (518) 225-2208 for additional information regarding 12U.

Grafton Lakes State Park will host its 32nd annual Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 5:30 AM – 3:00 PM. For the first time, the contest will be held on a separate day from Winter Fest. Join in on the fun as several hundred anglers brave the cold temperatures for their chance to make a winning catch on several of the park’s ponds. Registration begins at 5:30 AM and ends at 11:00 AM on January 21st in the park’s maintenance building, accessible via the Main Entrance. There is a $10 entrance fee required for all participants age 16 or older, with no fee for children under 16. All participants 16 and older must have a valid NYS fishing license to fish in the park at any time, including during the contest. Big cash prizes are awarded to adults for 1st place fish in all three categories of Trout, Walleye/Chain Pickerel, and Yellow Perch. Other winning adult and youth entries will receive gift cards and other prizes. Certified bait will be available on site from Hudson River Bait in the registration area. Bait is also available from Conroy’s Bait Supply in Watervliet. Do your part to help keep the waters at Grafton Lakes healthy and productive by using certified bait. Tournament areas are located on Second Pond, Mill Pond, Dunham Reservoir, Shaver Pond, and Long Pond. Please note that due to preparations for Winter Fest, ice fishing is not permitted adjacent to the beach on Long Pond or to the rink on Mill Pond. This year’s ice fishing contest is sponsored by community businesses and the Natural Heritage Trust. Please let these businesses know you appreciate their sponsorship: Beecroft’s Shooters Supply, Brunswick BBQ and Brew, Conroy’s Bait Supply, Grimm Building Materials, Hoosick True Value, Hudson River Bait, Hudson River Tractor, Lakeview Inn, LL Bean, Main Care, Marpe’s Country Store, Mohawk Army and Navy, Poestenkill Auto Supply, Rifenburgh Construction, Seymour’s Motor Sports, Stewart’s Shops, Stone Industries, The Towne Tavern, Tremont Ace Hardware, Unifirst Uniforms, Warren Fane, Wiley Brothers, and Young’s Pharmacy. For more information about Grafton Lakes State Park events, call the park office at 518-279-1155, check out our Facebook page, or visit our website at nysparks.com.

GREAT BOWLING OPPORTUNITY A new fun mixed bowling league (GUTTER BUSTERS) has openings for mature responsible bowlers. Individuals or teams with any experience level, any or no average are welcome. You can join us anytime during the season. We bowl at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy, NY on Thursday evenings. Practice starts at 6:15pm, league bowling starts at 6:30pm. 50/ 50 raffle, cards and other games played each week. Cash payout for personal and team achievements awarded at half season and end of season. If you don’t have your own bowling ball or shoes, they are available at the alley (rental fee for shoes). A mandatory one-time sanction fee of $16.00 to join, and $15.00 each week for 3 games of league bowling is all you need to get in on the fun! You can contact Penny 2799385 or Monica 328-9153, or just stop by Uncle Sam Lanes on bowling night.

TAKE THE PLUNGE! Registration Open for Polar Plunge at Grafton Lakes State Park Registrations are now being accepted for participants in the Polar Plunge at Grafton Lakes State Park. The Winter Fest is in its 32nd year with events occurring all day on Saturday, January 28,2017. The plunge happens promptly at 1:00 with check-in beginning at noon by Long Pond beach. Participants will take turns jumping into the frigid water while the New York State Police Ice Dive team provides safety. Spectators are welcome and provide a nice wind block for the event. The Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park will provide a fun prize for Silliest Costume, but come in whatever “swim attire” you like. The Plunge will once again this year raise funds for the food pantry of Our Lady of the Snow Parish. Your participation will help provide food to families in need in the New Year. This event is open to the first 50 people who pre-register. The fee is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Heated changing areas are available nearby, but bring warm clothes for before and immediately after. For more information, and an application for the Polar Plunge, contact: Maureen Cox, Our Lady of the Snow Parish: 518-281-6575 Grafton Lakes State Park and Our Lady of the Snow Parish would like to thank the New York State Police Dive Team and the Grafton Rescue Squad for their assistance in providing for the safety of participants during this event. The 32nd Annual Winter Festival will also include snowshoeing, kid contests, indoor exhibitors, guided outings and much more. Main events run from 10-4. For more information on the Winter Fest, visit: www.nysparks.com/parks and look up Grafton Lakes State Park or call the Park Office at 518-279-1155.

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LONG AGO WINTER NIGHTS

REAL ESTATE LOCHWOOD FOREST

As legislative representatives of District 2, including the towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Poestenkill, we are happy to provide our constituents with a report on actions taken at the December 13, 2016 legislative meeting. December is one of our busiest months. Along with the December 13 meeting, legislators met December 1 to adopt the 2017 county budget. We are proud the budget is the sixth consecutive budget to remain under the tax cap. Rensselaer County is in select company, with county budgets under the tax cap each year the tax cap has been in place. Along with remaining under the tax cap, the 2017 budget maintains needed services, and protects the county’s solid bond rating and fiscal position. As legislators, we supported using $300,000 in legislative savings to reduce a very modest, small tax increase, and to increase funding for road repair and improvement. At the December 13 meeting, we appointed Robert Loveridge as a representative of District 4. Bob served for years as Superintendent of the county correctional facility, and has been active in Kiwanis. Legislators also met December 20 for a brief clean-up meeting to end 2016. We were also glad to see the county qualify for farmland protection funds, including funds to help protect the Wagner Farm in Poestenkill. We joined other legislators in donating personal funds to purchase a new refrigerator in the resident’s kitchen at the Van Rensselaer Manor. Donation of the refrigerator follows our donation of a stove in 2015 and a TV in 2014. We also donated legislative funds to help the Youth Department purchase toys for Christmas. Thank you to those who supported the Legislature’s collection of food, treats, toys and blankets for animals at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Our best wishes for a happy, safe and prosperous New Year. 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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Sleeping deep.... In an old brass bed, In an uninsulated house; Dreaming dreams of Pancakes for breakfast, and Sleigh riding thereafter; Cozy and warm, Thanks to flannel sheets, and Grandmother’s handmade quilts! ~ Lloyd Barnhart West Sand Lake

M. DeSANTIS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST at BUCKNELL U Matthew De Santis, Class of 2017, from East Greenbush, NY was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

RENSSELAER SENIOR CENTER EVENTS Come join us at the Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center, East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer. We are open Monday - Friday from 9AM - 3PM; Lunch Served at noon every day. • If you are cleaning out your closet, our boutique is always looking for quality gently used clothing and household items. All proceeds go back into our senior programs allowing us to do more for our seniors. Our hours are Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 3PM. • Tuesday, January 24th at 12Noon, Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon - Lunch menu - Italian style sausage and peppers, wide noodles, Italian blend, long roll, grape juice. Volunteers are so appreciated; our center would not be the outstanding center it is without these great people. Join us in honoring our volunteers and enjoy this wonderful lunch with us. **In the case of bad weather, when East Greenbush schools are cancelled or delayed, the center is open but no classes will be conducted on these days Call us today to make your reservations for lunch at 4632166. Looking forward to seeing you at the center.

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT E.G. 5 min. to Albany. $725/mo. +sec. +util. 1 lrg. BR, dbl closets, updated, priv. prkg, laundry, very quiet, great location, perfect for one. No smoking, no pets. 365-7896 East Greenbush: 2BR, heat, electric & cable inc. 2nd Fl. $900/mo. Call (518) 477-4872 East Nassau. 2 BR apt. $650+ utilities. No pets, no smoking. 766-5012. EG: 2 BR $850. Heat incl. Quiet complex, exc. cond., new paint, No pets. Sec., refs., lease. 449-2122.

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Baby due in April. Young couple need home, Av Park Brunswick up to $350,000 Kyle Bryce 518-488-0434 BRYCE

Waterfront home on local lake for waterskiing family, price open. BRYCE 518-928-1231

Lettuce lover entrepreneur. Up to 20 acres of FLAT tillable LAND. 20 min to Menands home or not. CASH Kyle Bryce 518-488-0434 BRYCE

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HOUSE FOR RENT $950 + utils. 1 BR + loft, newly remodeled, large yard, workshop. Burden Lake Rd, Averill Pk Sch. NS. 727-4068

EG: 1 BR $700. Heat inc. o/s parkng. Clean. No pets. Sec. & refs., lease. Avail 2/1. Perfect for one. 449-2122 EG: 2 BR, $950 inc. heat. Snow & trash removal inc. Nice deck, 5 minutes to Albany. NS/NP. 1 mo. rent + sec. Avail 10/1. 433-1947 Rensselaer 1 or 2 BR, on busline. $650-$850/mo. Partially furnished. 755-8439 421-5497. Rt. 43, N. Greenbush. 3 miles to exit 8. Kit/ LR combo. 1 BR. NS/ NP. $575+ heat. Sec. deposit. (518) 286-3061

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Schodack: $895, lovely countryside remodeled 1 BR apt. Perfect for 1, inc. heat, water, heated storage. NP/NS. Year lease + sec. Call 469-3685.

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2-3 BR units available, 1336 to 1736 sq.ft., attached 1 car garage, fully handicapped accessible

HOMES FOR SALE 8 Acres, 2 Great Barns, Beautiful Home, 93 Blue Factory Rd. Kyle Bryce 518-488-0434 “Be a Man, Buy Land.” Estate farm - 67 Acres, Home and Barn, 71 Collins Rd. $300’s E. Greenbush 561-972-7896

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TOWN OF NASSAU 2017 TAX NOTICE INFORMATION Taxes will be collected during the month of January at the Town Hall, 29 Church Street, Nassau starting on Monday, January 2, 2017 according to the following schedule: Mondays from 9 AM to 12 Noon; Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Fridays from 1 PM to 4 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. THERE WILL BE NO COLLECTION HOURS ON TUESDAYS OR WEDNESDAYS. 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 February 2, 2017 1% MUST BE ADDED to payments made from February 3 to February 28, 2017 2% MUST BE ADDED to payments made from March 1 to March 31, 2017 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 April 1, 2017 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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Friends and family are invited to attend an Open House celebration of Warren Mortimer’s 90th birthday. The celebration will be held from noon until 3 pm on January 14th at the Sullivan Jones VFW Post in Poestenkill. No gifts, please.

MATERNITY HOSPITAL IN TROY RENAMED “BURDETT BIRTH CENTER” Burdett Care Center, the only maternity hospital in Rensselaer County, has been renamed “Burdett Birth Center” to better reflect the facility’s primary focus on providing personalized birth experiences in a comfortable, homelike setting with the latest medical technology. The name change is effective January 3. Burdett Birth Center is located on the second floor of Samaritan Hospital. Burdett Birth Center also offers labor and childbirth classes, as well as lactation classes and consultations for breastfeeding mothers. The center also offers a full range of reproductive services for women and men.

SITUATIONS WANTED Home health care aides available. FT/PT. Reasonable rates , excellent references. 641-2844.

WANTED I buy coins, sterling silver, gold & gold filled / jewelry, diamonds, Silver plated items, Costume Jewelry collections, Watches old & new, old currency., small antiques, militaria. Buying all gift cards 50 cents on the dollar. I also purchase complete estates & I do estate sales as well. Please don't hesitate to call! Will travel for large amounts of goods. Fair & honest get your money now! Call Ray 20 years of experience or come to our store at 53 Milton Avenue Ballston Spa NY . 518-309-3810.

FOR SALE Nail salon equipment. Sat. Jan 14th, 12-2 pm. 353 Broadway, Troy. 2 Petra Massage pedi chairs, 2 person nail dryer, nail desk, and muchj more! everything must go! foxhunterproperties@ gmail.com for info.

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TOWN of E.G. COMMUNITY and REC. SEEKING BANDS or MUSICIANS The Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation Department is now seeking bands or musicians for our 2017 Summer Concert Series “Music in the Park” held every Tuesday in August. Please send pricing and a sample music CD and/ or website with video link to Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144. All samples must be received by February 24th to be considered for 2017.

SCHODACK TOWN HALL CLOSES for MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Donna L. Conlin, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that the Schodack Town Hall Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Schodack Town Hall Offices will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The Transfer Station will have regular standard business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at 477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

M. PALOSKI NAMED to LASELL COLLEGE DEAN’S LIST FOR FALL 2016 Lasell College in Newton, MA recently named Madison Paloski of Rensselaer, NY to the Lasell College Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. Paloski, whose major is Fashion Communication & Promotion, is a member of the class of 2020 and was among 722 students honored in the Fall 2016 semester. To achieve the Dean’s List, each student must be full-time carrying 12 or more graded credits for the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above.


SERVICES A - Z PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Get ready for the New Year! Handyman, roofing, painting, flooring. Call (518) 522-0630 ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Siena Graduate, 25+ years experience. No job too small. Call Dave (518) 475-8782 APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands including Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 C. L. HOME IMPROVEMENTS Taking care of all your window and remodeling needs. Neat and dependable. Fully insured. Free estimates. Call Rich (518) 528-7173. CAMP WOOD/ FIREWOOD Exit 15N.com Lou “The Wood Guy” Rt. 50, Wilton. 24/7 CASH FOR ANTIQUES Used furniture, silver and gold jewelry, designer clothing. 424-4626 CASH FOR JUNK CARS $200 - $2000. Free pick-up. 365-3368 CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 674-2444 CLEANOUTS & DEMO Oil tanks, hot tubs, pools, sheds, barns, houses, yard cleanup, res./comm. clean out & organize. Fully equipped to handle any job. 944-3672 CLEANOUTS Any size, any where, thing! From one item & Fully ins. Doing things don’t want to. Call 256-5430.

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CLEANOUTS Specializing in residential & commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates. Insured. Simple Solutions Mark 283-6527, Since 1999. DIVORCE Uncontested Divorce papers prepared $349 274-0380 DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 674-0908

ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Fully lic. & ins. 30yrs exp., res./comm. Panel upgrades. 274-5100 EVICTION SQUAD OF NY No rent, Undesirables, Squatters. “Let us handle it.” (518) 701-1543 24/7. EXCAVATION, STONE & TOPSOIL Water diversion, driveways, brush hog, land clearing, septics. 944-3672 FAST FIX HEATING AND PLUMBING LLC 24 hr service, fully ins. 26 yrs. exp. Installs/ replacements, tuneups, touble shooting. Fixing all your heating & plumbing needs. (518) 256-1346. No job too big or small. FIREWOOD 1 1/2 year seasoned. All hardwood. Cut, split, del. $225 Quick delivery. 658-2303. FIREWOOD FREE Delivery Fresh cut, semi seasoned. Seasoned 1 yr. or 2 yr. Boiler wood sizes available. Also log length. 313-9769. FIREWOOD Full cord mixed hardwood. Nicely dried, delivered. $250/cord. 488-1467. FIREWOOD Order now! All hardwood. Cut, split, delivered. Semi seasoned. $180 cord. Quantity discount. 658-2303. FIREWOOD Seas., cut, split,& delivered. $250/ cord, Green $180/cord. For some of the best service & wood in the Northeast, call Kalme Logging 222-9631. GARAGE DOOR GARY Garage doors, electric openers, service. Garage door openers make great gifts! Call for free estimate. 399-6102. HANDYMAN 30 yrs exp. 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 Painting int./ext., drywall repair, furn. assembly, all home improvem’t. & upgrades. Fully ins. Doing things you don’t want to. Call Bill 256-5430.

HANDYMAN Remodeling, carpentry, decks porches, masonry, int./ext. paint, fences, doors/windows, gutters, all repairs. Free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161 HAY FOR SALE $3 a bale. Call (518) 514-8467 and/or (518) 279-3002.

OLD APPLIANCES And Furniture REMOVED FROM YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. Small or Large jobs. CLEANOUTS. Call Bill the Junkman at 664-7488. Credit Cards Accepted.

Home Improvement/ Repair 20+ yrs. exp. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, kitchens & baths, small excavation, tile, power washing, etc. 275-3061

PAINTING Interior and Exterior. Decks, Pressure Washing, Drywall Repair. Handyman and odd jobs. Fully Ins. Doing things you don’t want to. Call Bill (518) 256-5430

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Repair, additions, kitchens, baths, finished basements. No job too small. 35+ yrs local experience. (518) 441-4353

PAINTING/ TAPING Great prices. Winter deals! Int/ext. Power washing, decks & more. Fully ins. 590-6375.

HOUSE CLEANING Excellent references. Reliable. Since 1988. Jill 727-1342.

HOUSE CLEANING Call today for an estimate on a one-time deep cleaning or regularly scheduled cleanings. Excellent references. Linda 222-9734.

PIANO TUNING Winter Special! All models $99. Free est. on repairs. 25 yrs exp. Refs. 207-6779 lv.ms

PLUMBING & HEATING Repairs, installs, services: licensed, experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service (518) 283-2331

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Reasonable rates. Organizing expert. Marie 441-2960. HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 39 yrs. local exper. FULLY INSURED. Gift cert. (518) 477-7566 HOUSECLEANING Experienced, reasonable rates, thorough, trustworthy References. (518) 813-4965 HOUSECLEANING Eva’s professional residential housecleaning. Prompt, dependable. Call (518)326-8712 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, cleanups, demo, dumpster rentals. Residential and comm. Attics, basements, garages, estates. We do it all. 237-JUNK “5865”

ROOF REPAIR No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325

SEAMLESS GUTTERS The Gutter Guy. Cleaning & repair also available. Fully ins. 25 years exp. 339-3231 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

JUNK REMOVAL & DEMO Oil tanks, hot tubs, pools, sheds, barns, houses, yard cleanup, res./comm. clean out & organize. Fully equipped to handle any job. 944-3672

SNOW BLOWER REPAIR Prompt, guaranteed repairs on most brands . Pick-up/del. Reconditioned mowers. Mike Horowitz 477-8378

ODD JOBS Shopping, cleaning, doctor appointments, etc. Rebecca (518) 428-7778

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

SERVICES STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 THE GREEN THUMB Hydroponics, soil and more. (518) 599-5593. All your growing needs and more. TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444

TREE, SHRUB, STUMP SRV Bucket, crane, chipper, stump removal, small jobs to mega. 944-3672 TV / STEREO REPAIR Small appliances, vintage stereo repair. In home service, 30 years exp. 272-0475 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential & Commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured. Comm./ Res. 40-yrs. family exp. 766-4975

TREE SERVICE Stump Busters of Wynantskill. Tree & stump removal. 24 hour service. 286-1865 or 573-7464

UPCOMING CLASSES WITH AVERILL PARK ADULT EDUCATION STARTING The following classes will be starting in January 2017. If interested, please email Bonnie Lilly at lillyb@apcsd.org or call 674-7191. Please mail in all registrations asap so we have a count early for instructors. Checks are to be made out to APCSD Adult Education and mailed to: APCSD Adult Education, 146 Gettle Rd., Station 1, Averill Park, NY 12018 or dropped off in the District Office. Introduction to Snowshoeing- Jan. 21 or Feb. 11, AP High School Room 218, 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (2 separate offerings) Tuition: $35 per class with shoe rental or $30 if you own your own. Instructor: Fred McCagg, “Dynamic Sports Adventures. A Great Gift Idea!! Introduction to Ballroom & Social Dance Lessons-open to high school students and adults! Intro. to Ballroom & Social Dance Lessons will be starting on March 2, 2017 with Ron Tritto from Learntadance Studio at the West Sand Lake Elementary School cafetorium. Class runs from 7-8:30 p.m. for 6 Thursday evenings. Tuition is $75 per person. New dancers will be introduced to several popular social dances that can be danced to today’s contemporary music. The basics of Jitterbug Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz and Rumba will be taught. If interested, please contact Bonnie Lilly at lillyb@apcsd.org or call 674-7191. Please mail in registrations to APCSD Adult Education, 146 Gettle Rd. Station 1, Averill Park, NY 12018. Make checks payable to: APCSD Adult Education. You may also drop payment off in the Averill Park District Office.

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LEGAL NOTICES 12th Street Ventures, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 10/5/16. Office: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC and shall mail process to: 36 Belle Ave Troy NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful NOTICE OF FORMATION of Aunt Margie’s Property Services LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/2/16. Office location: Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 118 Fifth Ave, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of formation of a Limited Liability Company ("LLC"). Name: AVERY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of NY ("SSNY") on December 16, 2016. Office location, County of Rensselaer. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of such process served to: 404 Eighth Street, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Blue Mantis Pest Control, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the ssny on 06/20/2014. Office: Resselaer, County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC. upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 412 Broadway #4, Rensselaer, N.Y. 12144. Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Carey Home Inspection, LLC (LLC) Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 28, 2016. New York office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon it is PO Box 1061, Averill Park, New York 12018. The purpose of the LLC is any purpose for which a limited liability company may be organized under applicable law. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Diane Sluus Real Estate, LLC (LLC) Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 28, 2016. New York office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon it is 59 Mountainview Terrace, Rensselaer, New York 12144. The purpose of the LLC is any purpose for which a limited liability company may be organized under applicable law.

The name of the Foreign Limited Liability Company is: CureLinks, LLC. App. for Authority filed with the Dept. of State of NY on 10.13.16. Jurisdiction: Delaware and the date of its organization is: 09.13.16. Office location in New York: Rensselaer County. The Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 24 Fourth Street, Troy, NY 12180. Address maintained in its jurisdiction is: 850 New Burton Road, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19904. The authorized officer in its jurisdiction of organization where a copy of its Certificate of Formation can be obtained is: DE Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful act. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Dexkal Properties, LLC (LLC) Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on December 1, 2016. New York office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon it is PO Box 162, West Sand Lake, New York 12196. The purpose of the LLC is any purpose for which a limited liability company may be organized under applicable law. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC OF DREAMMATIC, LLC Under Section 206 © Of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the Limited Liability Company is Dreammatic, LLC. SECOND: The Articles of Organization of the Limited Liability Company were filed with the Secretary of State for the State of New York on August 4, 2016. THIRD: The office of the Limited Liability Company is located within the County of Rensselaer. FOURTH: The Secretary of State is designated as the Company’s agent on whom process against the Company may be served. FIFTH: The location of the Company and the address within the State of New York to which the Secretary of State will mail a copy of any process against the Company, is 37 Hollow Lane, Averill Park, New York, 12018. SIXTH: The Company’s purpose is to engage in any lawful act or activities for which a Limited Liability Company may be organized under the Limited Liability Laws of the State of New York. Pond Hill Consulting, LLC Arts. of Org. filed w/ SSNY 12/7/16. Off. in Rens. Co. SSNY desig. as agt. of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 54 Lori Jean Pl., Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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NOTICE of FORMATION of a DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name of LLC: Genus Inter Properties LLC. Date of filing or Articles of Organization with the NY Dept of State: 11/29/2016. Office of the LLC: Rensselaer County. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served.1 NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 620 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144 . Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose permitted for LLCs under NY Limited Liability Company Act. Hicok, LLC Arts. of Org. filed w/ SSNY 12/12/16. Off. in Rens. Co. SSNY desig. as agt. of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 27 Fifty Six Rd., Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; Name of LLC: Hillside Fuels, LLC; Date of filing: 12/15/16; Office of the LLC: Rensselaer Co.; The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 420 Farm To Market Road, Troy, New York 12180; Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the LLC is JUNE FARMS, LLC. The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Secretary of State on December 14, 2016. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The office of the LLC is to be located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is 275 Parker Road, West Sand Lake, New York 12196. Notice of Formation of JYP Hamilton, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/15/16. 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 Michael J. Uccellini, 300 Jordan Rd., Troy, NY 12180, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Linen Realty Group LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 15, 2016. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: c/o Linen Realty Group LLC, 45 2nd Street Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Poissant Restoration, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on October 24, 2016. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC for service of process. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to T Poissant 2 Beverly drive, West Sand Lake, NY 12196. No date dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. S&J Manning Properties, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/25/16. Office: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC and shall mail process to: 52 Corp Circle Ste 207 Albany NY 12203. Purpose: any lawful NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY STRATEGIC TAX SOLUTIONS, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on November 30, 2016. Office Location: Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State of New York has been designated as agent of the LLC upon which process against it may be served. The Secretary of State of New York shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, care of John P. Hicks, Esq., The John P. Hicks Law Firm, 120 Broadway, Menands, New York 12204. Purpose: for any lawful purpose. TOWN OF SAND LAKE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Notice is hereby given that the Sand Lake Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will hold the following Public Hearing at the Sand Lake Town Hall, located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Sand Lake, NY 12153, where all interested parties will be heard on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm. A hearing regarding an Area Variance Application for William Hoffay, located on Biittig Road, Averill Park, NY 12018 Tax Map #158.-1-32 for insufficient lot frontage, created with a proposed minor subdivision and boundary line adjustment. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Pursuant to the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York, notice is hereby given that the limited liability company with the name “ZRE TR5, LLC” has been formed. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSSNY) on November 21, 2016. The office of the LLC is to be located in Rensselaer County, New York. The SSSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSSNY shall mail a copy of any process served is: ZRE TR5, LLC, 301 West 118th Street, Apt. 5B, New York, New York 10026. The nature of the business of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the Limited Liability Company Law.

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Notice of formation of Friello and Sons Home Performance, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on August 10, 2016. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: 2612 Phillips Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033. The LLC at Purpose: any lawful act. On December 19, 2016, JB Flooring, LLC, a limited liability company, filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State for the purpose of engaging in business and project consulting relating to floor covering restoration and installations for residential and commercial applications, and any other lawful business. The office of JB Flooring, LLC is located in Rensselaer County. The specified date of dissolution is December 31, 2066. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served, with any such process received by the Secretary of State to be mailed to JB Flooring, LLC, 25 Fane Court, Troy, New York 12182. A registered agent upon whom process against the limited liability company may be served is Jeffrey Bulan, mailed to 25 Fane Court, Troy, New York 12182. Dominick J. Brignola, Esq.

MULTETT, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Arts. of Org. of Multett, LLC (“LLC”) filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/9/16. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 5 The Knoll, Troy, NY 12180, principal business address. LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP, 29 British American Bl., Latham, NY 12110.

PUBLIC NOTICE EAST GREENBUSH FIRE DISTRICT #3 The monthly meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners, East Greenbush Fire District #3 shall be held on the second Monday of each month starting at 7:00pm. The location shall be East Greenbush Fire Company Headquarters located at 68 Phillips Road, Town of East Greenbush. The above shall be followed unless the Board makes prior notice of a change. This is in compliance with Article 7 of the General Municipal Law relating to meetings. Submitted by, Nancy J. Williams Secretary-Treasurer Board of Fire Commissioners East Greenbush Fire District #3 Town of Sand Lake Proposed Zoning Code Presentation January 17th, 2017 The Town of Sand Lake will be holding a Zoning Meeting on the Proposed Local Zoning Law – Chapter 250 of the Code of the Town of Sand Lake. The Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at the Sand Lake Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. Over the past year the Town Board and town officials have reviewed all of the public input received on the Draft Zoning Law that was proposed in 2015. The purpose of the meeting will be to present new revisions to the proposed Zoning Law. TOWN OF POESTENKILL NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF TAX ROLL AND WARRANT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that I Susan Horton, the undersigned Tax Collector of the Town of Poestenkill, County of Rensselaer and State of New York, has duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Poestenkill for the year 2017. Taxes will be collected at the Town Hall located at 38 Davis Drive in the said Town of Poestenkill. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2017, by mail or in person without charge or interest. On all taxes received after such date, there will be added interest of one percent in February and two percent in March (with a $2.00 late notification fee charged in March). TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that pursuant to the provisions of Law the tax roll of the Town of Poestenkill will be returned to the County Treasurer of the County of Rensselaer on the 1st day of April 2017. Susan Horton, Tax Collector Town of Poestenkill


MEROLA: SAFE ACT RECERTIFICATION PROCESS POORLY PLANNED, SECRETIVE AND CHAOTIC Effective January 3, 2017 all those issued a pistol permit license prior to January 15, 2013 will need to recertify their license through the NYS Police. This recertification procedure is part of the SAFE act pushed by Governor Cuomo and passed by New York State in January, 2013. Those affected will need to recertify by January, 2018. Rensselaer County Clerk Frank J. Merola is finding fault with State officials who essentially launched the recertification procedure without proper notice both to NYS license holders and to the County Clerks, most of whom function as the main conduits for permit holders to apply for and receive pistol licenses amendments and revocations and will bear the brunt of all phone calls and questions regarding the recertification process. “I had thought that I have seen it all, but the way the State rolled out the recertification process for our permit holders really boggles the mind.” Mr. Merola said, “There was very little advance notice sent to the Clerks by the State police that this process was about to commence. Originally, this was going to be a pilot program for five counties to see how the program would work, now it is a statewide mandatory program where no one has an idea how this will work. It took them almost four years to the day the SAFE act was passed to implement the most important segment of the act, and when they do it, there is little notice, no justification to why and how and little communication with the officials who have the most day to day contact with these license holders.” The recertification forms require license holders to detail the type of permit, (i.e. concealed carry, hunting & target etc.) and a complete list of all firearms they possess. This is information that may require license holders to contact their County Clerk or Sheriff to either get or update the correct information. This will increase in the already busy pistol permit section in Rensselaer County as well as most pistol departments throughout the state. “This recertification process has been poorly planned, secretive and very chaotic as the clerks do not know what the State police are doing. Rensselaer County will fully assist any license holder that needs to recertify by 2018. We can only hope that NYS will provide the same level of assistance to our mutual constituents,” Mr. Merola said.

AUTOMOTIVE

Peter A. DeAngelis January 10,1985 January 14, 2007 You turned 22 on January 10 and died 4 days later on January 14. Ten birthdays in Heaven & ten years since you went to your forever home. Holding you close in my memories, forever missing you.......All My Love, Mom

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Thinking about a relaxing getaway? You’re invited to a free presentation on a September tour of northern California including Yosemite National Park, Napa, Sonoma, and more. The 9-day trip is sponsored by La Fédération franco-américaine du New York. See the exciting itinerary on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:30 pm, at Plaza Travel, 623 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY. As a courtesy, contact Lisa Laforest at (518) 785-3338 or email lisa@plazatravel.net to reserve seats. Follow La Fédération on Facebook and the Web.

NATIONAL PARK TRIP 2017 The Mad Hatters, a chapter of the Red Hats is arranging an 11 day trip thru the National Park. Dates are June 18 - June 29, 2017. Price includes air fare as well as 16 meals. We will visit Sedona - Grand Canyon - Lake Powell, Utah - Bryce Canyon Zion National Park - a tour of Salt Lake City, see the domed Tabernacle of famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, then on to Sheridan to the Buffalo Bill Center. We will travel thru the territory of the Great Sioux Nation, and see Mount Rushmore. Young and old and any in between, please join us. The price is only $4249.00 save $100.00 per person if you sign up now. For more information, call Mary at 518-733-0009 or email me at ladyhawke334@aol.com.

POESTENKILL SENIORS There are no weekly meetings during the month of January. The next senior meeting will be held at the Sullivan Jones VFW Post in Poestenkill on Tuesday, February 7th, at 1PM in the afternoon. A reminder to all members is that we will be having a board meeting at 11:30AM on the same day to discuss upcoming events. THE ADVERTISER ARCS JANUARY 12, 2017 PAGE 27


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