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NO. GREENBUSH LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION North Greenbush Common School District has announced phone registration for children attending kindergarten for the 20142015 school year. Parents of children eligible to attend kindergarten in September must call the District Office at 283-6748 by February 3, 2014.

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Visitors to the Nassau Town Hall will be greeted by a display cabinet that features historical artifacts, documents and other materials from Nassau. The collection will be rotated in coming months. Funding support for the display cabinet was provided by Legislator Alex Shannon, along with donations from residents. Nassau Supervisor David Fleming, Legislator Shannon and Legislator Judith Breselor reviewed the cabinet and the collection on New Year’s Day following swearing-in ceremonies for town officials.


LOCAL STUDENTS MAKE DEAN’S LIST AT MESSIAH COLL. The following students were named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Messiah College: Melrose resident Luke Barton is a senior majoring in engineering. East Greenbush resident Michelle Brincat is a junior majoring in nursing. Wynantskill resident Corie Johnson is a senior majoring in marketing. Wynantskill resident Leo Pusatere is a junior majoring in business administration. Dean’s list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

RESPONSE to PETE STENSON’S OPEN LETTER to the RESIDENTS of E.G. Letter to the Editor: Yes, at the town’s organizational meeting on January 2, 2014, the new majority replaced many town employees, including Mr. Stenson, with new appointments. It was at just such a meeting where Mr. Stenson, Mr. VanWormer, and many of their colleagues received their appointments when the Democrats were in control. Unfortunate as it may be for those who lost their jobs, a changing of the guard is, in fact, a reality of politics at every level of government when another party assumes control. The former town employees knew that this day might come when they happily accepted their appointments from the former Democratic majority. On November 5, 2013, the residents of East Greenbush spoke at the polls when they elected Deb DiMartino and me to the town board. While we campaigned last year, it quickly became apparent that many residents were extremely concerned about the fiscal condition of the town, and about reports from the local and national media that the town of East Greenbush was compared to the city of Detroit: both were found to be on a list of the top 10 municipalities in the country that were most at risk of going bankrupt. Combined with our junk-bond status and faulty inter-fund borrowing practices that had, and still have, the town deeply in debt, the residents delivered an astounding vote of no-confidence to the Democrats who had been in power for the last 14 years. It is now time to move on, to accept the reality of the new guard, and to come together as a community to restore our town to sound fiscal health. The new majority, myself included, is confident that our carefully chosen appointments will do an excellent job for the residents of East Greenbush. We are both excited and enthusiastic about working hard in the coming months and years to make East Greenbush one of the premier communities in the Capital District in which to live and work. Please join us in helping to make our town all it can be, now and in the future. ~ Mary Ann Matters, East Greenbush Town Councilperson Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

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AFTER THE FIRE Open Letter: On Dec 12, 2013, we had a massive barn fire in which I lost my husband, 4 of our horses and our 2 story barn. Just as there aren’t any words that can comfort us in this tragedy, there aren’t any words great enough to tell all the people who took care of us that night, the days and weeks after the fire, of the gratitude we feel. When we could not stand up, family, friends, neighbors and even people we did not know, stood up for us. I can’t thank enough the town for their support or the fire departments and the firemen that came to our rescue. Although, we could do nothing the next day, family, friends & horse people were there rounding up my remaining horses, putting up corrals, carrying water buckets, bringing in hay, grain, halters, lead ropes, blankets, shavings & even food for us etc. We will never forget the generosity of the community, family & friends, & the members of the Grafton Trail Riders… The amount of donations in Keith’s name that came into the Columbia Greene Humane Society was overwhelming as well. As odd as it sounds, we are truly fortunate. Thank you to all who took care of us in our time of need. I don’t know what we would have done without you. I and my family can’t thank you enough… ~ Dolores Meissner Keith Jr. and Bob Meissner

FALL DEAN’S LIST NAMED AT MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY A total of 569 Mansfield University students have been named to fall 2013 Dean’s List. The following area students earned the honor: Enaw Elonge of Rensselaer, and Danielle Murray of Sand Lake. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO HEAR THE STORY OF THE TASSELS As local Author Norma Williams Lasch shares from her Inspirational Book of Verse called TASSELS OF BLUE And relates how Love is tied to a HEART so true Remember the date, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, starting at One At Vintage Park Place where we’ll have some fun Enjoy Punch and Cookies here at PARK PLACE With Sentiments and Stories of HEARTS and LACE PARK PLACE is located in the Town of Sand Lake Across from Cumberland Farms at the Corner of 66 and 43 Bring your Valentine and enjoy Poems and Stories of Yesteryear At PARK PLACE on SATURDAY, it’s for hearts near and dear! ~ Norma Williams Lasch

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The Alumni Association of the Rensselaer NY School District will host a Valentine’s Day Mixer on Friday, February 14th, from 7 to 10PM at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike (RT’s 9 & 20). Karaoke at 8PM. Come mix and mingle whether you’re an alumnus or not. Bring a friend or find one there!

POTATOES IN NORTH GREENBUSH I can say with some assurance that the residents of North Greenbush ate lots of potatoes in 1865. How do I know? It’s from information found in the 1865 New York State Census. More about the potatoes claim later. People doing family research often make use of the Federal Census begun in 1790 and occurring every 10 years. You can find names, dates and occupations etc. in these censuses. However, I like what I call the “social detail” found in the state censuses and especially the 1865 version. Since the Civil War had just ended, the census includes name, rank unit, term of enlistment and remarks such as wounded or discharged. The War information also includes deaths, whether they were killed in battle or later died of wounds and where the soldier is buried. Also included is information regarding marriages and deaths during the year ending June 1, 1865. Bride and groom names, dates, ages, where they lived and religious denomination are given. Data concerning deaths lists name, age, date of death, country of origin and cause. Common causes include cholera, diphtheria, scarlet fever, consumption and dropsy. You have to wonder if modern medicine could have cured many of these diseases. If you think government collects a lot of data today, look at the 1865 agriculture statistics. There are 135 different categories. Some seem relevant such as the acreage in use, the different kind of farm animals, and crops (lots of wheat and surprisingly many fruits and vegetables). I do quibble on why the government needed to know the amount of manure produced on each farm. There are miscellaneous statistics broken down separately by what is generally Wynantskill and Defreestville. In the former, there were two churches: the Reformed Church and the True Reformed Church (the name is a story for another time). There were two churches in Defreestville: the Reformed Dutch and the Baptist Church. Defreestville had five inns/taverns, 1 wholesale store and four retail stores; while Wynantskill had one retail store and only two inns/taverns. I guess most of the drinking took place in the southern part of town. Now back to potatoes: In Wynantskill, about 10 percent of the crops were affected by drought; while in Defreestville, “all crops except potatoes were materially affected.” See, there’s lots of good stuff in the census.

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E. O’CONNOR NAMED to the FALL 2013 SUNY GENESEO’S PRESIDENT’S LIST Eliza O’Connor from Rensselaer, was named to the President’s List at The State University of New York at Geneseo for the fall semester 2013. To be on the list, a student must have achieved an A in all coursework (4.0 grade point average) while taking at least 12 credit hours.


EMMANUEL REFORMED CHURCH WELCOMES PASTOR DIRK GIESER It is with great excitement and anticipation that the congregation of the Emmanuel Reformed Church will be led in worship for the first time by our new pastor, Dirk Gieser. Recognizing the importance of this moment in the life of the church and the entire community, the congregation would like to extend an invitation to the public to join us for this special and joyous event on Sunday, January 26th, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church, 1150 Maple Hill Road, Castleton, NY at 9:30 a.m. We also invite the public to join us after the service for coffee and snacks where there will be an opportunity to meet Pastor Dirk and his family and welcome them to our community. We hope to see you there!

AREA RESIDENTS NAMED TO SUNYIT PRESIDENT’S LIST The following students were among those named to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNYIT. Jennifer Dewolf of Averill Park, Nursing/Family Nurse Prac; Stacey Flenory of Rensselaer, Nursing/Family Nurse Prac; Kyle Dickinson of Schaghticoke, Mechanical Engr Technology; Andrew Broughel of Wynantskill, Mechanical Engr Technology. A semester grade point average of 3.60 or above qualifies fulltime, matriculated students for inclusion on the President’s List.

We began 2014 with our swearing-in of town officials and our organizational meeting. I would like to thank all those that have done so much and give so much to continue the progress in Nassau. If you would like to join us in our efforts, please be sure to contact me. We are looking for people to serve on our Zoning Board of Appeals and our Planning Board. These are two important committees that greatly impact the responsible development of our community. I’m pleased to report that we concluded the 2013 fiscal year in very good shape. We continued to push all departments for savings and we succeeded by coming in under budget for the year. This is certainly helpful since we are experiencing some truly crazy weather which will certainly strain our highway budget. On January 30, at 7:00 pm, we will be holding a public hearing on the development of a new sewer use ordinance for the Burden Lake Sewer District. In order to make this meeting more accessible, we will be holding this hearing at the Hoags Corners Fire House. Copies of this ordinance and relevant district information may be found at townofnassau.org. You may have noticed that the Loeffel Toxic Landfill has been receiving a great deal of news recently. This is no accident. We have been working together with community groups and representatives from the village level to the United States Senate to push our case for a comprehensive health study of those impacted by this site and for a complete cleanup and remediation. Recently, these efforts have included a call to prevent any further contamination from entering the Valatie Kill. I would like to thank all assisting us in this effort. Our latest successes involved urging federal and state officials to press Vice President Joseph Biden for a complete remediation of the site during his recent visit. Due to our coalition, this call made national news. We have made it clear to all who will listen that a comprehensive study of the health and environmental impacts of this Superfund site must be done and the EPA must make sure that their approved remediation activities do not further increase contamination in communities. Fifty years of review and botched remediation are long enough for any community to deal with such a plague. Our fight and efforts continue.

AMAZING AMARYLLIS Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will offer the class “Amazing Amaryllis” on Thursday, January 30, at 7:00 PM at the Extension office in Troy. Linda Ford, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County Master Gardener, will illustrate the beauty of these exquisite flowers with her photographs, share interesting historical background, and provide you with details on care and cultivation so that you will enjoy your amaryllis bulbs for many years to come. Program fee is $6.00 per person. For registration information, please call Marcie at (518) 272-4210 or email mmp74@cornell.edu.

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RENSSELAER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING The Alumni Association will meet on Tuesday, February 4th, at 6:30pm in LGI room of High School to review nominations for the Hall of Fame Awards. Hall of Fame nominations are due by February 1st and nomination forms can be obtained from president Lynne Beiermeister atlynnebmeister@yahoo.com. The Hall of Fame Awards Night Dinner will be held in April; date to be announced.

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JIM SNACK IS BACK AT SLCA Come one, come all to a magical show, featuring our favorite magician - Jim Snack! On Saturday, February 22, at 1pm, one performance only will be held. A workshop with a magical goodie bag immediately follows the show. Tickets are $6. prepaid (go to the website for more details) or $8 at the door. The workshop is an additional $6. The Sand Lake Center for the Arts is handicap accessible, and features expanded parking. Ticket purchases and reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call 518-674-2007 for more information. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7, directly off of Route 150 in East Schodack, will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 26, at 12 noon immediately following our 11 am Worship Service.We require a quorum to vote on the 2014 budget, an important property issue and to elect new church council members. If you were a contributing and communing member of record over 2013, we hope you will join us. Congregation members are encouraged to attend and bring a covered dish to share for lunch.

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Happy New Year! January has had a busy, but strong start. I would like to take a moment to thank all members of the Town staff for their hard work and dedication throughout 2013. We had a positive year, and I look forward to continue that momentum in the New Year. I would like to welcome Deberah DiMartino and Mary Ann Matters to the Town Board. Both candidates are motivated to improve the Town of East Greenbush and to work together in accomplishing this. I look forward to working with Deb and Mary Ann, as well as Sue and Phil. I would also like to welcome some new staff members to the Town; Anthony Corellis , the new Commissioner of Public Works; Dan Fiacco, the Deputy of Commissioner of Public Works and Melissa Nusbaum the new Secretary to the Commissioner of Public Works. This new team brings over 40 years of experience within job site construction and general experience that will help advance operations of our Department of Public Works. We have a wonderful new team in Town Hall who have strong backgrounds and experience that will benefit both the Town and the daily operations. Our main goal is to work together towards the common goal of reducing the Town deficit and running the daily operations more efficiently. Earlier this month I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new H&R Block location in the Hannaford Plaza. This is a new office and location for H&R Block, and it was an enjoyable event. We wish them lots of success this tax season and years to come. Over the past few months, a number of small businesses have opened up throughout town like Cafecito and Nishiki Sushi. This past Monday, at the SUNY East Campus, UAlbany President Robert Jones announced a collaboration project with BioHarvest Ltd, which over the next two years could create over 60 local jobs. With the expansion of SUNY East Campus and Regeneron, along with the continued progression of the Waste Water Treatment Plant, all signs are pointing in a positive direction for the Town of East Greenbush. I look forward to delivering more news as it becomes available this year. As always, my door is always open. Be Well.

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DID YOU KNOW? According to TheKnot.com, an online resource catering to couples planning their weddings, the most popular day to get married in 2013 was October 12. More than 24,000 couples who used TheKnot.com to plan their weddings listed 10-12-13 as their wedding dates.

DEEP STACK TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT at AP/SL FIRE DEPT. The Averill Park/Sand Lake Fire Department, 35 Eastern Union Turnpike in Averill Park will hold a Deep Stack Texas Hold’em Tournament with Bounty Chip on Saturday, January 25th, at 1PM; doors open at noon. $125 buy-in - ($25 donation w/FREE Bounty Chip). !!!$20,000 in Chips!!! NO RE-BUYS — NO ADD-ONS. Doors open at noon at the Firehouse. Free Refreshments. Reservations preferred and walk-ins accommodated. Mark Abele at 783-6950 or email <mabele1@nycap.rr.com>. The upcoming tournament dates are: February 15th, March 22nd and April 19th.

A. FITZGERALD NAMED to the FALL 2013 SUNY ONEONTA PROVOST’S LIST Amanda Fitzgerald of Averill Park, has been named to the SUNY Oneonta Fall 2013 Provost’s List. To qualify for the Provost’s List, students must earn a perfect 4.0 GPA while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.

APHS SENIOR CLASS COMIC HYPNOTIST The APHS Senior Class is glad to announce that Comic Hypnotist Michael Ray will be returning on Saturday, January 25th, at 7:00pm to the high school. Mr. Ray will be inviting audience members to participate in a show that is sure to be remembered! This show is being held as a fundraiser for the senior class and is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $8 sold at the door. So, come and enjoy a gut-busting show that will make you leave with a smile in support of the Averill Park Senior Class. For more information about the show, and to see promotional videos, visit: www.michaelraycomedy.com.

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VFW POST 1938 DINNERS VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION LUNCHEON The Rensselaer Senior Center (located at the corner of East and Herrick Streets, in the city of Rensselaer) will be hosting a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Dessert Extravaganza for Seniors 60 years and older on January 28. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon, followed by the Dessert Extravaganza. We look forward to honoring our Seniors who continue to serve their community by volunteering their services. There is plenty of free parking near the Center. If you would like to attend, please call the center at 463-2166 to make your reservation.

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The combined Youth Unit of the Salem United Methodist Church and Church of the Covenant are holding a public Pasta Station Dinner!! Three types of pasta will be available, with three sauces to choose from (marinara, Alfredo, and meat sauce) as well as additional toppings (sausage, meatballs, broccoli, spinach, peppers and onions). Also being served are Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread and rolls, and dessert. The cost is $10 per person with a reduced rate for children under 12. In addition to the dinner, there will be a silent auction! Come prepared to bid on some great items!! The proceeds for the dinner will be used to support a trip to a mission in Kentucky for the youth. Date: January 25th. Time: 4:30 - 6:00 Place: Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake, NY. For reservations (not required) or more information, please call the church office at 674-3106.

ONE NIGHT WITH YOU ALL ELVIS/ALL NIGHT On Saturday, January 25th, The Sons of The American Legion will be hosting Johnny Rabb and The Jailhouse Rockers with special guests, performing all your Elvis favorites. This is our largest fundraising event of the year, and as part of The Legion Family, our main goal is to raise funds aimed at improving the quality of life for our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children. Tickets are available at The American Legion, 111 Main Ave., Wynantskill for $12.00. Also, limited seating is available with a reserved table of eight. Doors open at 6:30PM with music 7:30 - 11:30PM. Supporters can enjoy drink specials and are welcome to bring their own food/snacks. This event has sold out the past three years so reserve early. Please join us for a Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; good time for a Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; good cause. For more info, call Bill at 441-0013.

SCHODACK VALLEY PIZZA NIGHT Happy New Year - Schodack Valley Pizza Night will be held on Saturday, January 18th, at the Schodack Valley Fire House, 1553 Schodack Valley Road in Castleton from 5PM to 9PM. Pizza, Antipasto, Wings and more. Our featured Pizza this month will be Chicken Parmesan. Additional seating is available. As always, you can eat-in or take-out. For take-out, call us at 477-4215.

CASTLETON - SCHODACK KIWANIS CLUB CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNERS The Castleton - Schodack Kiwanis Club will be selling Chicken Barbecue Dinners on Sunday, January 26, to raise monies for its community service programs. The cost of the dinners is $9.00, and the dinners may be picked up from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M. at the Castleton Volunteer Fire Company in Castleton. For more information, or to order the dinners, call 732-2225. Walk-ins are welcomed.

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SISTER ACT AT PROCTOR’S The Parish of St. John the Evangelist & St. Joseph, 50 Herrick Street in Rensselaer is sponsoring a bus trip to Sister Act at Proctor’s on February 20th, 8:00PM performance. The cost is $75.00 which includes bus transportation and dinner before. Dinner begins at 5:30PM. The bus will leave at 6:30PM. For additional information, and to reserve your ticket, please call Linda at 465-0932.

GOOD FOOD IDEAS The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance is celebrating the fifth year of its incorporation with a major accomplishment. Namely, the completion and publication of the Rensselaer Plateau Regional Conservation Plan and three related User Guides (for municipal officials, landowners, and organizations). The Conservation Plan includes detailed information about the region’s significant ecological communities, economy, and community values, as well as historical and demographic research. The Guides are intended to assist municipalities, landowners and organizations with using the Conservation Plan to learn more about the Plateau and support local land-use decisions, regional economic development initiatives, and conservation efforts. Please consider joining us for a grand celebration of this and other RPA accomplishments at 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 15th, at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. The celebration will include dinner (catered by The Arlington House), music, good conversation and cheer, and a brief program featuring comments by Congressman Chris Gibson, Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program Coordinator Fran Dunwell, and RPA President Jim Bonesteel. Cost is $40 per person with RSVP required. Please visit our website at http://rensselaerplateau.org for RSVP information and links to the Regional Plan and Guides. The celebration will also feature a silent auction featuring goods and services from the region with all proceeds supporting the educational and outreach programs of the RPA. Of particular interest is an original work of fine art donated by noted local artist Stephen Pentak (http://stephenpentak.com). Keep informed of the many activities going on with RPA or the more than 30 Alliance organizations by checking out our new database driven calendar of events at http:// renpa.azurewebsites.net/.

Rensselaer County’s Cooperative Extension will be on hand at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Wed., February 5th, at 11AM, for our monthly Good Food Ideas cooking demonstration. This month’s topic will be “Warm Your Heart & Health”. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Please join us for lunch at noon, Goulash, Broccoli, Italian Bread and Strawberry Pineapple Cup for dessert. Reservations for lunch required, call 279-3485.

LUNCHEON & GET-TOGETHER at ST. JOSEPH’S The Seniors’ Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish in New Lebanon will host a luncheon and gettogether on Friday, January 24, at 11:30 am in the parish hall. The church and hall are located at 732 U.S. Route 20 in New Lebanon. All seniors who are interested are invited to join us for lunch; there is no charge for the lunch or for Bingo afterward. For more information, please contact Mary at 518-733-0469.

CHICKEN AND BISCUIT DINNER The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church invites you to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. The menu will be chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, dessert and beverage. The cost is $10 for adult meals, $5 for meals for children 5 – 12 years old and there is no charge for meals for children under 5 years old. Take outs are available. For information and to make reservations, please call the church office at (518)2736859. The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue, Troy. Plan now to attend on January 25th for good food and fellowship.

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL DINNER On Friday, February 14th, 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 “Valentine’s Day”. Menu will be: Roast Beef w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Fruited Strawberry Gelatin w/Topping for dessert. Entertainment will be provided at 11AM with The Bob Treffiletti Project. At 12:30, the staff and seniors will be celebrating our February birthday’s when special recognition will be giving to Helen Ellett, who will be 100 on February 16. 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 $2.75. Stop in anytime Mon. – Fri., 9AM – 3PM, for a complete monthly menu and activities calendar. Please call 279-3485 to make your reservations for lunch.

“KING OF HEARTS” LUNCHEON For those of you who were/are fans of Elvis Presley, come to the Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center for our concert “King of Hearts” featuring Donny “Elvis” Romines on Tuesday, February 25th. This concert will follow our noon lunch (sign up required, suggested contribution of $2.75). You must have lunch with us to enjoy this show. Sign up in the office, early, as this show is sure to fill up fast. Call the center at 4632166 for more information. The Center is located in the McManus Center, (Old St. John’s school building) at the corner of East and Herrick Streets, in the city of Rensselaer.

HEARTBURN FOR HAITI CHILI COOK-OFF On Friday, January 24th, at 6:00 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church in Troy is hosting the Heartburn for Haiti Chili Cook-off. All proceeds benefit our partner parish, the Church of the Holy Spirit and its school in Lascahobas, Haiti. Chef registration by January 20th. Six Prizes Awarded - Best Presentation, Best Vegetarian Chili, Most Savory Chili, Most Creative Concoction, Best Afterburn, and The Best Novel Name. If you’re not a chef, but like good chili, please come and support this great cause. Adults $12 - Students $6 - Children under 5 free - Chefs $6. We’ll also have music and entertainment, beverages, side dishes and desserts galore! It’s going to be HOT! Chef Registration Forms, Guest Reservations and all questions can be extinguished at St. John’s Church 274-5884 or stjohnstroy@gmail.com.

FREE FOURTH SUNDAY COMM. DINNERS Blessed New Year! Blooming Grove Reformed Church on Route 4 in Defreesville, will be resuming their Free Fourth Sunday Community Dinners beginning on Sunday, January 26th, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dinner includes pasta with a choice of plain or meat sauce, a fresh tossed salad, bread and dessert. All are welcome.

ENJOY THE “BLUES” on a “RED HEART” NIGHT with “HOLLY AND EVAN” at SLCA Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents the Annual February Benefit Concert on Friday, February 14, at 8pm. This special Valentine’s Day Concert will feature the ever- popular and talented duo “Holly and Evan” in a return engagement concert. Both Holly and Evan hail from long, rich musical backgrounds, and have updated the tradition of the Barrelhouse with their unique style. Together, they showcase a wide range of original and cover material in the styles of Blues, Jazz and Soul. The originals are catchy, with a lot of personality, and special appeal to audiences everywhere! So, come on out and join us for a great time on this fun-filled night with good music, dancing, special eats and treats, along with a cash wine and beer bar. The concert, along with eats and treats is $20 pp and reservations can be made at 518-6742007 or www.slca-ctp.org. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. There is plenty of free parking. COUPON

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by Riley Ludwig It was another busy week for Averill Park athletics. Teams are continuing to put on stellar performances as their seasons continue. On Saturday, 1/18, the wrestling team made the short trip to Tamarac High to compete in the Tamarac Dual Meet Tournament. The team put on an outstanding performance. They beat South Glens Falls, Tamarac, and Greenville. Senior Nick Horton and sophomore Andrew Dennis both went undefeated in the tournament. Congratulations to them and the entire team! Senior Night for wrestling took place Wednesday, 1/22, against Shaker. Congrats to the senior wrestlers! The Lady Warriors basketball team has had a tremendous season so far. They remain undefeated after playing in two of their most competitive games of the season to date. On Tuesday, 1/14, the ladies traveled to Columbia to take on our rival Blue Devils. Averill Park came out on top in this game, winning with a score of 57-46. Senior Kelly Donnelly put up 14 points for the Warriors. Junior Caraline Wood also scored 11 points. Junior Alyssa Anthony scored 10 points that included two three-pointers. The next game for the ladies was sure to be a good one. They hosted Shenendehowa on Friday, 1/17. Shen only had one loss at the time, after being recently defeated by Shaker. It was a close game and resulted in a second loss for Shen. The Lady Warriors won 55-47. Senior Kelly Donnelly led the team with 16 points. Sophomore Sam Laranjo followed closely behind with 14 points. The ladies traveled to Shaker on Tuesday, 1/21, to face the undefeated team. They will host Mohon this Friday, 1/24, at 6:00. Keep up the great work, ladies! The boys’ basketball team played in a couple of tough games last week. They hosted Columbia on Tuesday, 1/14. Unfortunately, the Warriors lost 61-54. Senior Logan Fahrenkopf scored 14 points for the team and had two threepointers. Junior Myles Joyce scored 13 points, including three three-pointers. The Warriors then traveled to Shenendehowa on Friday, 1/17. The game did not end in favor of the Warriors who lost 58-25. Senior Logan Fahrenkopf and junior Jordan Yearsley scored 6 points each. The Warriors hosted Shaker on Tuesday, 1/21. They will play in a rare 11:45 game against Mohonasen at Watervliet Junior-Senior High on Sunday, 1/26. Good luck this week to the guys! Indoor track competed in a meet at Union College on Saturday, 1/18. They also had a meet on Sunday, 1/19 at HVCC. Results in next week’s column! Feel free to contact me at reludwig512@gmail.com with any questions. As always, go Warriors!

2014 SPRING YOUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION • Saturday, January 25th, 9AM - 12Nooon; and Sunday, January 26th, from 9AM 12Noon. Registration is held at the Spring Youth Baseball Complex, 99 Spring Ave in Troy. Registration is $100.00 per child, $50.00 for second child, $25.00 for each additional child. If you turn age 4 before April 1st, or age 13 after April 30th, you are eligible to play. Spring offers Five divisions in our house league. T-Ball 4-6 ~ Pony age 6 ~ Farm age 7-8 ~ Minor ages 9-10 ~ Majors ages 11-12 *Now you can Register On Line Using Pay-Pal* Please visit our web site at www.springyouthbaseball.org to register for the 2014 season and upcoming events and fundraisers.

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Kyle Thibeault has been bowling for fourteen years now. Kyle became involved in bowling through watching his brother and father bowl. “It looked fun, so I started bowling in a bumper league” claims Kyle; “I moved to a regular league and have been bowling ever since.” Kyle has been bowling on the varsity team since 8th grade, and has been captain for the past two years on the team. He has bowled one 300 game (perfect game) and his high three game series is a 762. Kyle prepares for the bowling season by bowling over the summer and fall in two recreational leagues. He bowls almost every day, dedicating each time to one part of his game he is looking to improve upon. Owner of the bowling alley, Art Hoffman, is always willing to help Kyle with his game and give him advice. Kyle also works at Hi-way Recreation where he is a youth coach, teaching kid’s sportsmanship and the fundamentals of bowling. Besides from bowling, Kyle also played Averill Park baseball his freshman year of high school and continues to play outside of school today. “I have been very fortunate to have many good people influence me throughout my life,” says Kyle; “everyone from teachers to coaches to bosses, and especially my family, have had a part in making me the person I am today.” Kyle also shared with me what being a scholar athlete means to him, “Being a scholar athlete means you need to be multi-dimensional, you can’t just be good at throwing strikes. You have to work as hard at academics as you do on your game. To me, it also means trying to set an example and encourage my teammates and others around me to excel, while constantly learning and trying to improve myself.” Kyle is taking AP (Advanced Placement) Calculus, Physics, Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA), Government and Economics, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Health, with an accumulative GPA of 91.62. Kyle is also a member of the National Honor Society. Congratulations on a successful high school career, Kyle, and the best of luck to you in the future! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

CLASSIE LASSIES GIRLS SOFTBALL Online registration for Classie Lassies is now open! Classie Lassies will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this season! All girls between the age of 5 -16 are welcome to play, (must be 5 by 8/31/14). You may register online by visiting our website at www.classielassies.net and following the registration link. There will be one night of in person registration held on Monday, February 10th, from 6-8pm at the North Greenbush Town Offices (Annex). All new registrants must provide a copy of a birth certificate. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Spencer Agan at classielassie13@gmail.com or 466-3887.

NASSAU BASEBALL ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION FOR 2014 NBA registration is open to all children ages 4-12 from any township. Registration forms can be found on our website Nassaubaseballassociation.com. Paperwork can be mailed to NBA, PO Box 293, Nassau, NY 12123, OR walk-in registration located anytime at Hometown USA Stores, 3565 US RT 20 during store hours (766-0116). Divisions include Tball $40, Minor/Major $60 prior to 3/1/14. After 3/1/14, Tball $60, Minor/Major $80. ($20 for additional child).

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TWIN TOWN LITTLE LEAGUE – SPRING BASEBALL 2014 Registration is now open for the 2014 Spring Baseball season. This year Twin Town Little League will be offering programs for the following levels: T-Ball (4-5 yrs old), Rookie (6 yrs old), Farm (7-8 yrs old), Minors (9-10 yrs old), Majors (11-12 yrs old) and Intermediate (12-13 yrs old). The Intermediate level will feature a pitching distance of 50 feet and base paths of 70 feet. Practices begin in late March and games run through mid-June. Games will be played at the Poestenkill and Williams Road Complexes. Registration fees are $85 for T-Ball and Rookie, and $125 for Farm, Minors, Majors and Intermediate levels. There is a discount for families with more than one player and for Majors players that also participate in the Intermediate level. New this year, students who attend the following schools can play for Twin Town regardless of their home address: LaSalle Institute, Woodland Hill Montessori, Robert Parker, Sacred Heart, St. Jude the Apostle, Vanderheyden Hall, Susan Odell Taylor, and Questar III (George Washington). Fami lies can register on-line by visiting our website www.ttll.com. If you have any questions, please email twintownlittleleague@gmail.com or contact John DonVito at 518-339-0572.

2014 EAST GREENBUSH GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE OPEN 2014 East Greenbush Girls Softball League registration is now open. Go to egsoftball.org for more info.

2014 SORENSCO BABE RUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION Sorensco’s 2014 baseball registration is now open! Sorensco will be commemorating 60 years of Babe Ruth Baseball this year and we are looking forward to another great season. Sorensco is a community-based baseball league for players 13-18 years of age that offers an exceptional and very affordable baseball experience for players and their families. Levels of play/seasons include Recreational, Travel and All-Stars. As we have done in the past, we will again be implementing the ability for players deemed sufficiently skilled to “play up” with a higher age group if they qualify. This will allow players to be placed at their skill level instead of their age only and will apply to each of our three seasons across all age groups. Additionally, those players age 15 and under who try out and make our Connie Mack (18u) or Mickey Mantle (16u) teams will not be required to be placed on a Recreational team roster. We anticipate that these rule changes will provide tremendous flexibility for players who qualify. The 2014 Registration Form can be found on our website at: sorensco.baberuthonline.com. Please email any questions to: Sorensco@gmail.com.


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

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

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

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

EMPIRE STATE PLAZA ICE RINK OPEN FOR 2013-14 WINTER SEASON

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The Empire State Plaza will welcome back one of the Capital Region’s most beloved winter traditions with the formal opening of the ice rink. The rink will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, and skating is always free. Lockers and skate rental are now located on the Plaza level adjacent to the rink. Friday evenings will also feature family-friendly entertainment, including live music. Also, BlueShield of Northeastern New York will once again sponsor a series of Learn-to-Skate clinics throughout the season. Rink Events: • Hannaford Supermarkets Free Skate Rental Fridays – No charge for skates from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., every Friday. • Saturday, January 25, 9 – 11a.m. — Learn-to-Skate Clinic presented by BlueShield of Northeastern New York. Visit ogs.ny.gov to register. General Rink Information Hours: Every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather dependent. Cost to Skate: Free

Enjoy the winter by trekking through the forest on a pair of snowshoes at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center on Saturday, February 1, from 1pm – 3pm. This is a free program. Snowshoes may be rented from the Center for $5. Bring any snack or water you may need along the way. Call ahead for snow conditions. Snowshoes may be rented any day with advanced registration for a fee of $10 per day; $5 for half day and there are special group rates. For more information, please contact the Center at 658-2055 or dykenpond@fairpoint.net. Dyken Pond 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.

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EMPIRE STATE BLAZERS AAU BASKETBALL TRYOUTS • February 1st, 2014 at Troy Boys & Girls Club, 1700 7th Ave, Troy (across from DMV). • Boys 5th - 7th Grades 9:30a.m.-11:00a.m. • Girls 5th & 6th Grades 11:15a.m.-12:30p.m. • Girls 7th, 8th & 9th Grades 12:45p.m.-2:15p.m. • Girls 10th, 11th & 12th Grades 2:30p.m.-4:00 p.m. $25.00 Tryout Fee Due upon Tryout (Please arrive 30 minutes early) For Alternate Tryout Date, Contact: Truman Frierson 268-9823 ballinblazers@yahoo.com, esblazers@yahoo.com.

VALENTINE’S DAY FULL MOON TREK at DYKEN POND CENTER Enjoy Valentine’s Day at a free guided cross-country ski and snowshoe trek at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center on Friday, February 14, from 7 pm – 9pm. The trek will cover two miles and is designed for the intermediate skier or snowshoer. No beginners, please. Snowshoe rentals are available for $5. Hot cocoa and chocolates will be shared around a campfire following the trek. Please contact the Center for updated snow conditions at 658-2055 or dykenpond@fairpoint.net. Dyken Pond 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.

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LEGIS. RECOGNIZES 190th ANNIV. of FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN RENSS.

Mike, second from right, listens as church secretary Ruth Dickson discusses the church history and, from left, pastor David Moore and David Dickson listen. The First Presbyterian Church in Rensselaer has been an important part of the city for nearly two centuries. Legislator Mike Stammel was proud to recognize the church on the 190th anniversary of the founding of the church at the January 15 legislative meeting.

OPEN LETTER FROM FORMER DPW COMMISSIONER VanWORMER Letter to the Editor: As you may or may not know, I was not reappointed to my position as DPW Commissioner of the Town of East Greenbush, for the year 2014. As commissioner, I was able to meet many residents that I would not have had the opportunity to meet, had I not been appointed to the position. I have spoken to many, many residents, about problems they may have had during my 3 ½ years, doing my best to solve any problem I could. One thing I pride myself on, is the fact that I ALWAYS returned a phone call to residents who tried to contact me, by stopping at the office or calling. I TRULY had an open door policy. I would like to take this time to thank all of the taxpayers in town for allowing me to serve as commissioner, hopefully to your satisfaction. Additionally, I would like to thank the employees of The Town of East Greenbush, from the employees at Town Hall, to the Police and Dispatchers who I had many late night conversations with and worked closely with. Most importantly, I would like to thank the men of the various departments of the Public Works, Highway, Sewer, Water, Parks, Transfer Station and Maintenance. Not everyone knows what you men do every day, but I always recognized your dedication and hard work. A special thanks goes out to my secretary, Nanci Hicks, who was also let go, along with 9 others let go by the new Republican Majority. Finally, I would like to wish good luck to my replacements, Commissioner Anthony Corellis and Deputy Commissioner, Dan Fiacco. I urge you to place the safety of the taxpayers on top of your priority list. ~ Dave VanWormer, Former Commissioner of Public Works Town of East Greenbush

BLOOD DRIVES Give a pint...Get a pound. All presenting donors this January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee. • 1/23/2014, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Hudson Valley Community College Siek Campus Center - Exhibition Room, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/23/2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Russell Sage College - Meyer Gym, 45 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/24/2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Evergreen Commons - Columbia Room, 1070 Luther Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. • 1/25/2014, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, St Timothys Church - Classrooms and Offices, 470 Winter Street Ext., Troy, NY 12180. • 1/27/2014, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Hedley Park Place - Bloodmobile, 433 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. • 1/29/2014, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM, RPI Mueller Center - Lobby and Meeting Room, 15th Street, Troy, NY 12180.

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One of 55 Reasons for the “55 and Better” to live at The Spinney at Pond View Reason #55: Five fantastic, different lay-outs; 1bedroom/1br & den, 2br, 1 ba/1 & 1½ ba/2ba Included In Rent: TW Cable, Internet, Water/Sewer, Trash Removal,

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2500 Pond View, Schodack (Off Miller Rd) 479-0800 • www.thespinneyatpondview.com CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP! • Sunday, Jan. 26th - 8:30 am Communion and Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 10:30 am Worship with choir and organ. Professional child care provided. Pastor Merry is on spiritual leave for Jan. and Feb.; Rev. Bob Long will be leading worship in her place. Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, is the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Phone 674-3664, E-mail: coc3in1@nycap.rr.com

LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST at WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY The following students have been named to Dean’s List at Western New England University for the fall semester of 2013. Students are named to the Dean’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher. These students are working towards a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Emily Eddy of Schaghticoke, and Sarah E. Hickey of Rensselaer. The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop (1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets) will be open on Thursdays from 3PM to 6PM; and on Saturday, January 25th, from 9AM to 2PM, weather permitting. The shop features clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books, toys, games, housewares, glasses, dishes, furniture and many oneof-a-kind items. Ask to see our handicapped equipment, scrubs, Valentine’s Day items and candy molds. The Thrift Shop is on the CDTA Busline #214, is handicapped-accessible and can be entered from the parking lot behind the building. Learn more at Facebook.com/Redeemerthriftshop.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ALBER'S TOWING, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/10/2013. Office location: Albany County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Zeinub Alber, 88 Garner Rd. Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: Towing and recovery. Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: ARIZA HOLDINGS LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/30/2013. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: ARIZA HOLDINGS LLC, 231 Hidley Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BAKER GOLF, LLC On January 10, 2014, Baker Golf, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the New York State Department of State. The principal business location of the LLC is 16 Nadia Circle, Rensselaer County, Troy, New York. The New York Secretary of State is designated as the agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to c/o Maney, McConville & Liccardi, P.C., 77 Troy Road, East Greenbush, New York 12061. The LLC is organized for the purpose of any and all lawful business. Notice of Formation of an LLC; BROOKVIEW SOLUTION LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/06/2013. Office Location: Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her is; BROOKVIEW SOLUTIONS LLC 14 Brook St., Rensselaer, 12144 Notice of Formation of Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/28/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Nicole L. LaMora, 25 Storm Hill Rd., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Purpose: practice veterinary medicine. Notice of formation of D&D EAST, LLC pursuant to NY Limited Liability Law § 203, Art. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: c/o the LLC, 206 1st Street, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Formation of an LLC; Precision Coatings, LLC. Articles of Organization files with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/03/13. Office location Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of an process against the LLC served upon him or her is; c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

MARK J. ZDUNCZYK, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on August 14, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to MARK J. ZDUNCZYK, LLC, 1 Spruce Run, East Greenbush, New York 12061. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes.

RUBEN HILL FARM, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on June 17, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to RUBEN HILL FARM, LLC, 1620 NY State Route 67, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME OF LLC: SCOTT COMMANDER, LLC. DATE OF FILING OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION WITH SECRETARY OF STATE: OCTOBER 30, 2013. COUNTY OF LLC PRINCIPAL OFFICE: RENSSELAER. THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW YORK IS DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESSES AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. POST OFFICE ADDRESS THAT SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 72 MARTHA HICKS ROAD, EAST NASSAU, NEW YORK 12062. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACT OR ACTIVITY.

PUBLICATION NOTICE OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 1. The name of the limited liability company is Melrose Ventures LLC (the “Company”). 2. The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed on February 10, 2009. 3. The County within New York State in which the office of the Company is to be located is Rensselaer. 4. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company is Nia C. Cholakis, Esq., 1202 Troy-Schenectady Road, Bldg. #3, Latham, New York 12110. 5. The purpose of the business of the Company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: P3 PROPERTIES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1 Herbert Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.


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Capital Tech Real Estate Group, LLC Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 11/3/2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: Capital Tech Real Estate Group, LLC, c/o Lisa A. Walsh, 35 Mountain Way, Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: any lawful business purpose.

Notice of Formation of Doc’s Den, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at 1 East View Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: For any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of CASTLETON LAND LLC, a domestic LLC filed with the SSNY on 10/18/2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail process against the LLC served upon him or her is: 358 Schodack Drive, Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033. Purpose/character of LLC: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qualification of Center Point Terminal Company, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/6/14. Office location: Rensselaer County. Princ. bus. addr.: 8235 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 400, Clayton, MO 63105. LLC formed in DE on 6/30/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: Colome Interstate LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/23/2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 7 Madison Street, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed under section 201 of the Limited Liability Company Law. DELLWOOD FARM PROPERTIES, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on November 6, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to DELLWOOD FARM PROPERTIES, LLC, 287 Riley Road, Melrose, New York 12121 No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the LLC is DONNELLY REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC. The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Secretary of State on December 3, 2013. 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 POB 291, East Greenbush, NY 12061. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: Grymoire Consulting, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on December 9, 2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 64 Calhoun Drive, Troy, NY 12182. For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name: Hoosick Road 825-835 LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on November 20, 2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of the process to the Limited Liability Company at 148 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11237. Purpose: for any lawful purpose.

EMPLOYMENT

NY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS RECEIVE NEW RANK, NEW RESPONSIBILITIES Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Molly Rascoe from Stephentown, and serving with the Company A, 1-224th Aviation Security and Support Battalion is promoted to the rank of Private First Class. Nickolas Feliciano from Troy, and serving with the Company E (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion is promoted to the rank of Private First Class. Samantha Mentiply from Hoosick Falls, and serving with the Company E (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion is promoted to the rank of Private. Nikita Potosky from Troy, and serving with the Company E, 3-142nd Aviation is promoted to the rank of Private. Lynda Howard from Nassau, and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Captain. Favio Ogden from Nassau, and serving with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.

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RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP The Troy Public Library will offer a “Resume Writing Workshop.” This one and a half hour presentation will be held on Thursday, January 23rd, at 6PM at the Troy Public Library’s Main location. It’s the New Year and time to take out that resume and bring it up-to-date. We will be using our newly acquired resume software, WinWay Resume Writer, to create and print out professional resumes. If you have one, please bring your most recent resume with you. This program is free and open

Needed: Experienced Tree Climber. Good pay. Donovan Tree Service, 10 Brickyard Rd., Mechanicville. 664-3531 info@donovantreeservice.com PCA position, 24 yr. old wheelchair bound woman looking for a FT female aide, able to do a full lift/ transfer. 51 hrs available per wk. at $10/hr . Must be 18+ with valid drivers lic. Alissa 8943120

to the public, but space is limited. Prior registration is required. Stop in to the library, call 2747071 or go online at www.thetroylibrary.org for information and reservations. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy.

Notice of Formation of an LLC: Jandali Properties LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: Shareef Jandali, 597 Westport Ave, Unit C448, Norwalk, CT 06851. Notice of Formation of TF Equipment, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 141 Maple Ave., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Redburn Property Services, LLC Notice Notice of Formation of Redburn Property Services, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with NY Secy. Of State (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 32 Patroon Point, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company Name FritzImages LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/13/2014. Office location: Albany County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process against the LLC to 2625 NY Highway 43, Averill Park NY 12018. Purpose of LLC: any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. NAME: Peachtree Cottage, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Albany County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Lisa Marsett, 52 New Turnpike Rd, Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Redburn Development Companies, LLC - Notice Notice of Formation of Redburn Development Companies, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with NY Secy. Of State (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 32 Patroon Point, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of Underground Athletics, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/10/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Ashley Haynor, 33 Langmore Lane, Troy, NY 12180, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

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

NOVENA ST. JUDE'S NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us, St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. M.L.C.

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ZUMBA CLASS Start your New Years Resolution early. Join “Double Trouble” Aimee and Nicole for some exercize in disquise! For all levels. Tues. Troy Elks Club- Rt. 4, near HVCC. 6:30 pm. $6.00 929-6836 or 857-4456

SUNY POTSDAM NAMES AREA STUDENTS TO DEAN’S LIST The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 412 students who excelled academically in the Fall 2013 semester to the Dean’s List. The SUNY Potsdam students included: Sarah Becker of Troy, whose major is Music Education; Molly Bonnier of Melrose, whose major is Dance; Meghan Driscoll of Troy, whose major is Mathematics; Molly Falco of Averill Park, whose major is Speech Communication; Jarod Grieco of Johnsonville, whose major is Music Education; Emily Gudewicz of Averill Park, whose major is Psychology; Mitchell Maynard of Buskirk, whose major is History; Cory Moon of Schaghticoke, whose major is Music Education; Virginia Reed of Castleton, whose major is Music Education; Erin Smi of Troy, whose major is Music Performance; Erik Viner of Stephentown, whose major is History. To achieve the honor of being on the Dean’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numericallygraded semester hours, with a grade point average of between 3.25 and 3.49 in the given semester.

• The Village of Nassau pursuant to Section 15-118(3), Election Law, will not have a Village registration day. Anyone wishing to vote in the March 18, 2014 General Election must be registered with the County Board of Elections by March 7, 2014. • Polling will take place at the Village Hall, 40 Malden Street, Nassau, NY 12123; 12:00pm to 9:00pm. • Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at the Village Clerks Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm. Submitted by, Melissa Turner-Bulan Village of Nassau Clerk

AREA RESIDENTS NAMED TO ACADEMIC HONORS LIST AT SUNYIT The following students were named to the Academic Honors List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNYIT: Zachary Labounty of Rensselaer, Psychology; Kevin Rigney of Schaghticoke, Electrical/Computer Engineering; Ryan Farley of Troy, Mechanical Engr Technology; Anthony Ragosta of Troy, Civil Engr Technology. A semester grade point average of 3.20 - 3.59 qualifies fulltime matriculated students for inclusion on the Academic Honors List.

COLLEGE EXPLORATION NIGHT AT APHS The Counseling Center invites Juniors and their parents to attend our annual College Exploration Night on Wednesday, February 5th, from 6:00-8:00 pm (snowdate: February 6th). This informational evening is designed to give you helpful insight into the college search and admissions process. You will have the opportunity to attend break-out sessions regarding twoyear and four-year college options; nanotech opportunities; college athletics recruitment and eligibility; financial aid and paying for college. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Counseling Center by Thursday, January 30th, at 674-7025 or email dobertj@averillpark.k12.ny.us

BOOKS NEEDED The Friends of the Rensselaer Public Library will be accepting donations of books from February 1st through March 29th. We will accept recent title hard cover and paper back books as well as good condition children’s books. Also needed are DVD’s, and games. No encyclopedias will be accepted. Please place books in boxes or sturdy bags and drop off at the library at 676 East St. across from the Rensselaer Train Station. The library number is 462-1193 for more information. Our fifth annual spring book sale will take place on Friday, April 4; and Saturday, April 5th; from 9am to 3pm, with a bag sale from 13pm on Saturday. The next meeting of the Friends of the Rensselaer Public Library will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Library. If you are interested in joining the Friends, please feel free to attend the meeting.


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

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CLEANOUTS WANTED Cleanout services for basements, attics, garages, barns, yards, whole house. Free est. Insured. Tim 283-0436 or 727-5915

HOME CARE SERVICES Seniors, children, disabled, hospice experience, excellent references, Amy 518-533-3818

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Housecleaning Residenial & offices. Responsible & reliable. Call Nicole 410-0753 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, b’ment garages. Get it done fast for less cash. Fully ins. 237-JUNK “5865 “ JUNK REMOVAL Demo & yard cleanup. We take anything. 339-3369 KITCHEN /BATH REMODELING AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 729-2445 KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Specializing in open floor plan layout, clean detailed work. Fully insured. Free estimates. 286-3636 PAINTING - INT./EXT. AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 424-0078

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SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000 SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223 SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491 SNOW PLOWING Diveways and parking lots. North Greenbush, Wynantskill, Averill Park, West Sand Lake, and surrounding areas. Reliable, plowing since 1989. Aaron St. Onge (518) 283-4013 or (518)461-3227 SNOWBLOWER REPAIR Prompt, guaranteed repairs on most brands incl. Sears. Pkup/del. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749 WEIGHT LOSS Let me be your support with tools, training and more. Call today for reduced rates. Linda 222-9734.

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COME CELEBRATE a SPECIAL 105th BIRTHDAY The Rensselaer Senior Center, located at 50 Herrick Street Rensselaer, will be hosting a special birthday party on January 30th for one of our members. Loucene Trueworthy will be celebrating her “105th” birthday. Menu for the noon lunch is B aked Meatloaf, baked potato, frozen mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, pineapple juice and fresh fruit in season. Suggested contribution of $2.75; but no one will be denied a meal. We will be having a special cake to honor Loucene. Call the center at 463-2166 to sign up for this special event.

WSL POKER TOURNAMENT The West Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on February 1st at the West Sand Lake Fire House, 3695 NY Route 43. Time: 1PM - doors open at 12PM. $25 entry donation, $40 buy-in goes to the prize pool, $20 additional add-on available and goes to prize pool. Free refreshments and lunch will be served. All Walk-ins welcome. Bring your Family and Friends, and hope to see you at the Final Winners Table. For more information, call Patty at 674-3657 or the Fire Hall the day of the event at 674-3677. Future Poker Tournament dates: Mar. 1, Apr. 5 and May 3, 2014.

BRUNS. BUSINESS & PROF. ORGAN. ANNOUNCES COMM. APPOINTMENTS The following Brunswick business leaders have accepted appointment to the 2014 Brunswick Business and Professional Organization Membership Committee. Mark Cipperly, Capital Agway; Tom McGrath, Tipperary at Tara Ltd; Bill Doyle, Fowler-Doyle Law and Kyle Harbinger, Brunswick Computers. The BBPO represents the interests of independent business owners and professionals engaged in a broad spectrum of services in Brunswick, New York. The committee will engage in an active drive for new members to the long established organization. The annual meeting will be held in February at the Brunswick BBQ and Brew. The membership will be advised of the date by direct contact. Brunswick business owners and professional practitioners seeking further information are encouraged to contact a member of the committee or email: info@brunswickbusiness.org. ~ Submitted by Tom McGrath Sr.

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

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SUNY GENESEO ANNOUNCES DEAN’S LIST FOR FALL 2013 The State University of New York at Geneseo has announced its Dean’s List for the fall semester 2013. To be on the list, a student must have achieved a 3.5 grade point average while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students on the list from this area are: Elizabeth Haran from Castleton, Zachary Hays from Castleton-On-Hudson, Rena Pazienza from Castleton, Carolyn Levinn from East Nassau, John Otruba from Hoosick Falls, Rachel Moore from Schaghticoke, Matthew Morse from Stephentown, Liam Collins from Troy, James Kruegler from Troy, Carrie Lang from Troy.

AREA RESIDENTS NAMED TO ACADEMIC HONORS LIST AT SUNYIT The following students were named to the Academic Honors List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNYIT: Zachary Labounty of Rensselaer, Psychology; Kevin Rigney of Schaghticoke, Electrical/Computer Engineering; Ryan Farley of Troy, Mechanical Engr Technology; Anthony Ragosta of Troy, Civil Engr Technology. A semester grade point average of 3.20 - 3.59 qualifies fulltime matriculated students for inclusion on the Academic Honors List.

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GOBY AWARDS (GET ON BOARD AWARDS) ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

WHAT: The Stakeholders is now accepting nominations for its 4th annual GET ON BOARD VOLUNTEER AWARDS - a.k.a., the GOBYs. Stakeholders, Inc. is asking individuals and businesses to nominate extraordinary examples of philanthropy and volunteerism in the following categories: • Heart of Business Award - Recognizes companies who have a strong commitment to volunteering and who demonstrate a true investment into the well-being of the communities in which they operate. • Most Outstanding Company Service Project - Recognizes a unique company service project initiated, designed and implemented by the company to bring about significant change in the community. • Building Sustainable Communities Award - Presented to an individual or organization demonstrating leadership or innovation in programs or principles that advance sustainability and environmental stewardship in the Capital Region. • Young Philanthropist Award - Recognizes a next generation philanthropist (under 45) who has had significant impact on a nonprofit organization or a community project through philanthropy. • Arts Ambassador Award - Recognizes a next generation (under 45) volunteer who has made a significant impact upon an arts & cultural Institution and/or the promotion of arts & culture in our community. • Civic Engagement and Advocacy Award - Recognizes a next generation (under 45) community activist who has advocated for systematic and social change that has had a significant impact on our community. • Volunteer Spirit Award - Recognizes a next generation volunteer (under 45) who, through his or her volunteer efforts, has made a significant impact on an organization, initiative and/ or community project. • Community Mentorship Award - Recognizes an individual committed to service and philanthropy who, by example and mentorship, cultivates a spirit of service and philanthropy for the next generation. • Future Stakeholder Award - Recognizes a next generation (under 22) who has had a significant impact in their community through volunteerism. • Everyday Hero Award - Recognizes a first responder, disaster service volunteer or veteran who has had a significant impact in their community. Winners will be honored at a gala ceremony and networking event on April 23, 2014 which promises to combine blue carpet elegance with Oscar - style entertainment. WHO: The Stakeholders, Inc. is a non-profit whose mission is to inspire and equip people to take positive action in their communities. WHEN: April 23, 2014 5:30 pm - Networking Reception 7 pm - Awards and Entertainment Ceremony WHERE: GE Theater at Proctors, Schenectady NY Details: Nominations are due January 31, 2014 and should not exceed two pages in length. Please visit www.stakeholders.org for more information on how to nominate a worthy candidate and for nomination forms.

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AN ASSURANCE FOR ALL SEASONS On Sunday, January 26, 2014, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will examine the intent of the writer of Psalm 27 assuring us of the Lord’s protection as we come to fear our enemies. Enemies here represents emotions, trials, temptations, sorrow and trouble- anything that brings us fear. God “will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent, he will set me high upon a rock,” says the psalmist. In the sermon titled, “An Assurance for All Seasons,” the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will speak to the many situations about us that cause us to fear- economic setback or loss, the future and what change holds for us, losing loved ones, and being separated from friends; and he’ll talk about how assurance of God’s love and care can be a stronghold for living, even in the midst of trouble. The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 am. in its chapel at 43 Church Street (route 20), one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church begins worship at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary, just south of the only caution light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant.

BREATHING TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE STRESS NAMI Rensselaer County is proud to announce that Suryanarayana Chennapragada, “CS”, will be presenting “Focusing on Breathing” at the NAMI Rensselaer County Family Support Group on Wednesday, February 5th (6:30 to 8pm), at the SUNYA School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, NY. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover his expenses, but if you are unable to afford the donation, NAMI Rensselaer will cover the cost. As we all know, living with mental illness doesn’t only affect the person with the diagnosis but the full family. You are on this roller coaster together, and we want to make sure you have a “tool” to use when the stress is overwhelming. Please call to reserve your participation in this presentation. You may leave a message at 588-6949 or namirensco@gmail.com.


REPUBLICAN PARTY CELEBRATES MAJOR 2013 ELECTION VICTORIES WITH NEW YEAR’S DAY SWEARING-IN CEREMONY The Rensselaer County Republican Committee celebrated major victories during the 2013 elections with the inauguration of elected officials at the historic Rensselaer County Court House in downtown Troy on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, Chairman John Rustin announced. Republicans won all three contested county-wide offices, including County Executive, County Clerk and Surrogate’s Court, retained a super-majority on the County Legislature, and won the majority of local elected officials. The local wins include Republicans gaining control of the East Greenbush Town Board, among other gains. The elected officials sworn in include County Executive Kathleen Jimino, County Clerk Frank Merola, County Surrogate Court Judge-elect Paul Morgan, and Chairman of the Legislature Martin Reid. Republicans saw legislators elected as part of a 13-6 majority, including Stan Brownell, Phil Danaher, Ken Herrington, Leon Fiacco, Kelly Hoffman, Rob Bayly, Thomas Walsh Sr., Todd Tesman, Alex Shannon, Judith Breselor, Lester Goodermote and Mike Stammel. Also sworn in were Troy Councilman-elect Jim Gordon and Troy Councilman Dean Bodnar. The swearing-in ceremony also included remarks by Congressman Chris Gibson and Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin. Federal magistrate Christian Hummel swore in County Executive Jimino and Surrogate Court Judge Morgan, and Court of Claims Judge Michael Melkonian administered the oath to County Clerk Merola. County Court Judge Debra Young swore in members of the County Legislature majority, with Troy City Court Judge Matthew Turner swearing-in Councilman Gordon and Councilman Bodnar. The wins by county Republicans in 2013 follow a strong showing by Republicans in the 2012 elections, including the election of Debra Young as County Court Judge, re-election of Catherine Cholakis as Family Court Judge, election of State Senator Kathy Marchione, and re-election of State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin and Congressman Chris Gibson. Morgan served as Chief Court Clerk under previous Surrogate Court Judges Christian Hummel and Conrad Lang, and was rated Highly Qualified to serve as Surrogate Court Judge by an independent judicial screening panel. Republicans won control of the County Legislature in 1993 and have won supermajorities in 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.

AREA SUNY POTSDAM STUDENTS EARN SPOTS ON PRESIDENT’S LIST The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 851 students to the President’s List, in recognition of their academic excellence in the Fall 2013 semester. The SUNY Potsdam students were honored for earning top marks by President Dr. Dennis L. Hefner. The students included: Carlene Benson of Averill Park, whose major is Childhood/ Early Childhood Education; Roslyn Brandes of Rensselaer, whose major is Music Education; Emily Chevrette of Troy, whose major is Music Performance; Katherine Danforth of Hoosick Falls, whose major is Theatre; Angelina Doherty of East Nassau, whose major is Art Studio; Andrew Doody of Troy, whose major is Politics; Kaila Harrienger of East Greenbush, whose major is Music Business; Maria Holland of Averill Park, whose major is Biology; Amy Lynch of Schaghticoke, whose major is Psychology; Joshua Matrese of Castleton On Hudson, whose major is Spanish; Sarah McHugh of Nassau, whose major is Biology; Madeline Morizio of Troy, whose major is Music Education; Jack Moulton of Castleton On Hudson, whose major is Politics; David Rice of Rensselaer, whose major is Computer Science; Adriana Rizzo of Cropseyville, whose major is Childhood/Early Childhood Education; Sara Seney of East Nassau, whose major is Psychology; Alexander Terry of Wynantskill, whose major is Business Administration (Bachelor of Science); Jaclyn Waters of Postenkill, whose major is Childhood/Early Childhood Education; Jinah Wilmot of Buskirk, whose major is Sociology 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.

LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH Although we have only Hollywood movies as a source, it is not unlikely that when the kings and queens of old entered their throne room, trumpeters heralded their arrival. A richly attired court official would pound the floor with a long ceremonial pole announcing that their majesty’s had arrived. Although he did not use a trumpet, nor a staff, Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of God had arrived. Where? Join us at Love Lutheran Church this Sunday as we rediscover the location of God’s Kingdom through a sermon entitled, “The Kingdom is here” based on Mark 1: 14-15. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Worship begins at 10 AM. Please go to our new website http://www.lovelutheran. net/ – for more information and directions, or call 477-8685.

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

SUNY OSWEGO STUDENTS ON PRESIDENT’S LIST Several area residents have been named to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Oswego. Students who achieve grade averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale are named to the President’s List, the top 7.7 of Oswego students. The area residents, with their class year and major in parentheses, are as follows: Catherine Scott of Averill Park (senior, biology); Andrew Wager of Averill Park (junior, technology education); Abbigael Hicks of East Greenbush (senior, chemistry); Ryan Kelly of East Greenbush (senior, wellness management); Dylan Fredette of Troy (senior, cinema and screen studies); Michael Medina of Troy ( junior, mathematics).

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

THE WINTER BOOK SALE IS BACK!

LOCAL STUDENTS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS AT HVCC

On Saturday, Feb 15, the Friends of the Nassau Free Library (18 Church St, Village of Nassau) will hold a Book/ Bake Sale. The sale runs from 10 am - 2 pm (no early birds please). There will be a selection of gently used books, dvds, cds and videos. Baked goods, provided by our volunteers, will also be available for purchase. All monies will go to supporting events and programs at the Nassau Free Library. If you are interested in donating books (gently used- no textbooks), please do so during Library hours or call 766.2715 or http:// www.nassaufreelibrary.org/

Local students were among those honored Nov. 1 at the National Philanthropy Day® Celebration and Scholarship Reception at Hudson Valley Community College. The event honors and recognizes all HVCC Foundation scholarship recipients for the current academic year. Michael Gilmore of Troy, who is studying in the Respiratory Care program, was the recipient of the Ellis Hospital Respiratory Care Scholarship. Chelsea Smith of Melrose, who is studying in the Construction Technology program, was the recipient of the Rensselaer County Association of Town Superintendents of Highways Scholarship. John Chorwat of Troy, who is studying in the Non-Matriculated program, was the recipient of the Kevin H. Davidson Memorial Scholarship. Leah Remington of Melrose, who is studying in the Early Childhood program, was the recipient of the Women in Enterprise (WE) @ HVCC Scholarship. Tiara Riebeling of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Nursing program, was the recipient of the Karen Swanick Scrivani ’94 Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

TROY ILLIUM LITERARY CLUB Troy Illium Literary Club will meet at 2 pm at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, Troy on Friday, 2/7/14 . Following a brief meeting, Trudy Hanmer, Associate Head Emeritus at Emma Willard School will present “Wrought with Steadfast Will: A History of Emma Willard School”. Guests are welcome to attend.

Pet Adoption of the Week AJ Sweet guy who is active and happy. He gets along well with other dogs but will chase cats. AJ is neutered, current with all vaccines and heartworm negative. AJ is crate trained and house trained. He is a good eater and would excel in an obedience course due to being food motivated. He weighs under 25 lbs. If you would like to meet AJ to possibly adopt him, Contact : Marge at doddtot@aol.com o r call Sherry at 518-393-0755

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OWL WATCH & WINTER BIRD WALK Forecast: Snowy (Owls)! Join Friends of the IBA on Saturday, January 25th, from 2 pm to dusk in Fort Edward as we look for wintering raptors and songbirds in the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA). We’ve been seeing Snowy Owls on a near daily basis this winter and should expect to have some great sightings! We’ll also be looking for our endangered Short-eared Owls around dusk, when they are usually more active. We’ll start the field trip with a short trail walk/snowshoe in the heart of the IBA, followed by an auto loop through the rolling countryside. We’re also seeing wintering Rough-legged Hawks and plenty of Red-tailed hawks; Northern Harriers are possible. We will also see a variety of winter songbirds, and may even encounter Horned Larks and Snow Buntings! Please bring binoculars and dress in warm layers. Group size is limited to 15, so please call Rich at (518) 623-2587 to register. Time: 2pm - dusk. Meeting place: CALL. Free to Friends of the IBA Members; $10 FEE for non-members (or $20 family) - the cost of a membership. Your membership gives you free entry to Friends of the IBA’s field trips for a full year while supporting our work to protect these imperiled grassland birds and conserve their habitat. www.ibafriends.org for full details.

CAPP DOG ADOPTION CLINIC

The Healthy Pet Ctr., Route 4, North Greenbush will hold a CAPP Pet Adoption Clinic on Saturday, January 25th, from 11AM to 1PM. Following is a listing of available dogs; some will be at the clinic: Puppies: Corgi/mixed with possibly Beagle. Adult Dogs: Aussie mix, Aust. Cattle Dog, Beagle, Bichon, Chihuahua, Corgi mix (mom to pups), Lab mixes, Papillon, Pom mixes, Poodle, young Pyrenees mix, ShihTzus, Terrier mix. Pics/ descriptions at: www.capp.petfinder.com

TEXAS HOLD’EM T e x a s Hold’em to be held at the West G h e n t Firehouse, 74 Bender Blvd. in Ghent on Saturday, January 25th. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 6PM. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957.

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SWING DANCE WITH THE GEORGIE WONDERS ORCHESTRA at APHS Swing Dance with the Georgie Wonders Orchestra on Saturday, February 1, 2014 (snow date is Febraury 8th), at the Averill Park High School. • 7PM-8PM - Free Swing Lesson donated by Ron Tritto of Learntadance Dance Studio. • 8PM-10PM - Swing dance to the music of the Georgie Wonders Orchestra. Snacks available and take a chance at our Raffle (prizes donated from area businesses). Tickets: $8 Advanced Ticket Sale for Adults ($10 at the door); $3 Advanced Ticket Sale for Students and Senior Citizens ($5 at the door) and Children 6 and under are free. To purchase tickets, please contact Dori at 527-4988 or doriandbill@nycap.rr.com. APHS Music Fundraiser.

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