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GENERAL GORDON GRANGER: THE SAVIOR of CHICKAMAUGA and the MAN BEHIND JUNETEENTH On Wednesday, February 26th, at 6:15PM, author Robert Conner will be at the Troy Public Library to discuss his new book entitled, General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind Juneteenth. Gordon Granger was from upstate New York, went to West Point and spent his career in the U.S. Army. He rose to prominence in the Civil War, playing major roles in the Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Mobile campaigns. Immediately after the war, as commander of all U.S. troops in Texas, his June 19 order freeing slaves was one of the most significant documents of Reconstruction, prompting “Juneteenth” celebrations that continue to this day all over the United States. Granger died on duty in Santa Fe, NM, in January 1876. Come hear Bob talk about his book and research. Books will be available for purchase and Bob will happily sign all editions. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register call the library at 274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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The following are highlights from January and February Town Board Meetings: Sanitary Sewer Projects - NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) notified the Town that two of our sewer projects have been selected for special construction financing under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The proposed projects include expanding the sewer system around Reichards Lake and improving the aging sewer system at Gundrum Point on Burden Lake. A Public Hearing was held on January 31st and the Town Board approved moving the projects forward. It is important for the Town to take advantage of these funding opportunities and at the same time ensure that it is affordable for our residents. Assessor’s Office – January 31st was Judith Goodyer’s last day as Town Assessor. Judy is now the newly appointed Assessor in East Greenbush. We thank Judy for her years of dedicated service to Sand Lake. On February 12th, the Board unanimously appointed Michael McGuire as Sand Lake’s new Assessor. Part-time office hours for the Assessor will soon be established. The Board also approved a contract with Municipal Assessment Services, Inc. to provide support for the Assessor’s Office. These changes will afford the Town substantial savings and provide the Town with access to a wide-range of expertise and professional assessment services. Public Hearing Scheduled – Rt. 150 Planned District (Blair Property) – The Board scheduled a public hearing for March 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Town Hall to consider an amendment to the Zoning Code to modify the uses permitted and applicable restrictions in the existing Planned Development District on Route 150. A copy of the proposed local law is available on the Town’s website or at the Town Clerk’s Office. Grant Opportunity – The Town Board approved a resolution to pursue an opportunity for grant funding to help the Town offset the costs of preparing our new Zoning Code. The next Town Board Workshop will be held on February 26th at 7:30 pm at Town Hall and the next Town Board Meeting will be on March 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The public is invited to attend and participate.

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CLINTON HEIGHTS FIRE DEPT. INSTALLS 2014 OFFICERS At their annual Installation Dinner on February 8th, at the Melvin Roads Post American Legion, the Clinton Heights Fire Department held their formal swearing in of all officers for the 2014 year. Seth J. Tracy was sworn in as Chief by outgoing Chief Randy Cherubino. Rensselaer City Assistant Chief Jay Corcoran was given the honor of swearing in William K. O’Connor and Christopher M. Racine as Assistant Chiefs. The Line Officers for the two respective Fire Companies were sworn in by East Greenbush Supervisor Keith Langley: for Bruen Hose Captain Stephen Bestler, Lieutenant Truck 8 Robert Reiners, Lieutenant Rescue 8 Richard Hendrick, and for Community Hose, Captain Thomas Penk, Station Lieutenant Michael Hart, Lieutenant Engine Company 8-5 Chad Farrell, Lieutenant Engine Company 8-7 Theodore LaPlante, Lieutenant Squad 8 Patrick Knapek and Lieutenant Special Operations Adam Kraus. The Civil Officers for the two Companies were sworn in by Auxiliary President Meaghan Hart: Bruen Hose President Tony Hazzard, Vice President Stephen Bestler, Treasurer Thomas Burns, Secretary Dave Jordan and Sergeant at Arms Steven Moore. For Community Hose: President Ronald Stark, Vice President Jayson Deyette, Treasurer Ed Pratt, Secretary Nick Petramale, Financial Secretary John Farrell Jr. and Sergeant at Arms Corey Morales. Michele Graham was called upon to induct the new officers of the Community Hose Ladies Auxiliary: President Meaghan Hart, Vice President Bernadette Hazzard, Treasurer Helene Reed, Secretary Sarah Dowen and Financial Secretary Michele Penk. Outgoing Chief Randy Cherubino was given special recognition for his five years of service by the Bruen Hose Fire Company, the Community Hose Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary, the current Chief officers, and the Board of Fire Commissioners. Another recognized during the evening’s program was the presentation of the John Mitchell Sr. Award to Robert Reiners. The master of ceremonies for the gathering was Rensselaer Firefighter Josh Davenport.

RECREATIONAL TRAIL FOR EASTERN RENSSELAER CO. – INFO. MEETING Trails can be great assets to communities. They can provide recreational and exercise opportunities for residents, enhance local businesses by bringing more and new customers and spur local business development. Friends of the Corkscrew Rail Trail invite the public to join them at an informational meeting to learn about the possibility for creating a superb recreational trail for the communities of eastern Rensselaer County. If you are interested in the possibility of a multi-use recreational trail which could ultimately run from Chatham, NY to Bennington, Vt. and passing through New Lebanon, Stephentown, Berlin and Petersburgh, please join us to hear about this exciting proposed project. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and offer comment. The meeting will be held on February 27, 2014 at 6:30PM at the Stephentown Fire Hall, Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, NY. For more information, please visit http://corkscrewtrail.org// CorkScrewTrail/default.aspx or emailinfo@corkscrewtrail.org

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From left, in the front row, Loucene’s daughter Cynthia Becker, Loucene Trueworthy, Mabel Whitbeck and George Whitbeck. From left, in the back row, East Greenbush Deputy Supervisor Edward Gilbert representing Supervisor Keith Langley, Legislator Rob Bayly, State Senator Kathleen Marchione, Legislator Leon Fiacco, Legislator Mike Stammel, Senior Center Director Gloria Fonda, Deputy County Executive Christopher Meyer representing County Executive Kathleen Jimino, and county Department for the Aging Commissioner Carol Rosbozom. A special day at the Rensselaer Area Senior Center on January 30, with birthdays for two seniors celebrating birthdays. Loucene Trueworthy is a youthful 105, and George Whitbeck is still active at 100.

SLCA IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” Sand Lake Center for the Arts is holding auditions for “Great Expectations” (Neil Bartlett version), directed by Deborah Dorman. This is an eight-actor ensemble piece, based on the classic Dickens’ tale of a young man’s coming of age, and how his life is shaped by a series of mysterious events and people. It has romance, mystery, drama, characters of all ages, and most of the actors play multiple roles and multiple ages. Needed are actors of varied ages (3-4 women, 4-5 men).See website for more details. Auditions will be held on Feb 28, Mar 2 at 7pm, and Mar 1 at 10 am at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. Production dates are May 30-June 8. For further information, go to www.slcactp.org or call 674-2007.

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LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO CLARKSON UNIVERSITY DEAN’S LIST The following local students were named to the Clarkson University Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester: Dylan Stufflebeam of Poestenkill, a senior majoring in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Conrad Zampier of East Greenbush, a freshman majoring in business studies. Kristopher Bullinger of East Nassau, a junior majoring in chemical engineering. Michael Donovan of Rensselaer, a junior majoring in chemical engineering. Evan Murray of Schaghticoke, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering. Anthony Ruggiero of Castleton, a junior majoring in chemical engineering. Joann Burridge of Troy, a sophomore majoring in civil engineering. Joshua Harrison of Hoosick Falls, a junior majoring in engineering and management. Cody Sargood of Valley Falls, a senior majoring in environmental engineering. Brian Davis of Wynantskill, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering. Jonathan Gavitt of Rensselaer, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. Mark Ross-Hixson of Johnsonville, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering. Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.

STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT HERKIMER COLLEGE Herkimer College awarded academic honors to 537 students for the fall 2013 semester. Included are 360 students named to the Dean’s List for earning a grade point average from 3.25 to 3.8 for that semester. Local students included: Sarah Danielle Heimbach of Schaghticoke, Liberal Arts & Sciences: Communication Arts: New Media; Terese I. Long of Troy, Business: Accounting; Crystal Marie Wetherington of Rensselaer, Paralegal.

LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE DEAN’S LIST Springfield College has named the following local residents to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2013 term. Nicholas Kuhn of Rensselaer is studying Applied Exercise Science. Elizabeth Dickie of East Greenbush is studying Athletic Training. Chelsea Lillpopp of Castleton On Hudson is studying Business Management. James Mariano of Troy is studying Communications/Sports Journalism. Sarah Laranjo of Averill Park is studying Criminal Justice. Samantha Scanu of Averill Park is studying Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy. Tristen Holsborg of Castleton is studying Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. Kerianne Squadrito of Troy is studying Sport Management. Logan Murphy of Rensselaer is studying Sport Management. Malaina Bishop of Troy is studying Youth Development.

On 12/13/13, St. Henry’s adult and children’s choir joined voices to present a Christmas program under the direction of choirmaster Matthew Cremisio. It is now tentatively planned as an annual event. If you were not among the lucky ones to see and hear the concert in person, all is not lost! Music featured at the concert was prerecorded on a CD which is now available to the public. There are a limited number of CD’s left, and they may be purchased at church after the masses, or by calling the rectory at 674-3818. They will also be available at St. Henry’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 8th. The proceeds from the sale of the CD’s will be used to update the antiquated sound system in the church.

LOCAL RESIDENT NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST at CORNELL UNIVERSITY The following local residents have been named to the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2013: Anthony Panetta, a resident of Rensselaer. Michael Gregg, a resident of Troy. Salvatore Elder, a resident of Wynantskill. Steven Durr, a resident of Wynantskill.

IRISH NIGHT at ST. HENRY’S CHURCH St. Henry’s Church in Averill Park will be holding an Irish Night on Saturday, March 8th, from 7:00 to 10:30 PM in the parish Community Room. The price of only $10 per person covers soda, snacks, door prizes and an evening of entertainment featuring Frank Jaklitsch and friends. Beer, wine and food will also be available at reasonable prices. Due to State regulations, no outside alcoholic beverages can be brought into the event. Tickets can be purchased after all Masses at St. Henry’s or be calling the rectory at 6743818.

ST. TIMOTHY’S TO GO “TURBO” Free Movie on Friday, February 21st, at 6:30 at St. Timothy’s Church, 470 Winter Street Extension, North Greenbush. From the makers of MADAGASCAR and KUNG FU PANDA, TURBO is a highvelocity 3D comedy about a snail who dares to dream big and fast. DreamWorks Animation. Show time is 6:30, free popcorn and soda for all. Join with other families for a fun- filled night.

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The schedule for the regular monthly meetings of the Rensselaer County Legislature 2014 has been set, Chairman of the Legislature Martin Reid announced. The regular monthly meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, except in November. The schedule for the numerous budget meetings will be announced later in 2014. Any special meetings are also announced in accordance with the county charter. Legislative meetings will be held in the legislative chambers, located on the third floor of the County Office Building, 1600 7th Avenue, downtown Troy. Information and agendas for meetings can be found at the legislative website at www.rensselaercounty.org. Updates are also provided at the Rensselaer County Legislature Facebook page. The regular monthly meetings start with a public presentation at 5:30 p.m. Following the public presentation, the meeting starts at 6 p.m. “We look forward to seeing and hearing from county residents during the monthly meetings and other meetings of the County Legislature in 2014,” said Chairman of the Legislature Martin Reid. The schedule for regular monthly legislative meetings is: March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 12, December 9 In addition to the regular monthly meetings, special meetings and budget meetings, the Legislature also holds a monthly public forum to enable members of the public and community organizations to provide input on county issues. The meetings are held the Wednesday the week prior to the regular monthly meeting, begin at 6 p.m. and are held in the legislative chambers.


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ALGONQUIN MS OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who consistently go above and beyond to make our school, community and world a better place. Students are selected for these honors based on the Algonquin Mission which is to empower students by cultivating creativity, instilling respect and responsibility, and fostering success and achievement through whole-child, student-centered learning. Congratulations go out to the students listed below for their outstanding contributions to the Algonquin Middle School community during the month of January: Grade 6 Wall of Fame Students: Delaney Burton, Keston Holohan, Caleb Kronau, Logan Lamphere, Kaiya Leveroni, Alyssa Lindheimer, Jack Nichols, Robert Sherman, Bryanna Swinson. Grade 7 Spotlight Students: Brian Bourne, Jackie Boyd, Sidney Gile, Aerianna Kristel, Stephanie Mangene, Nick McCart, Nick Pastizzo, Jason Reed, Morgan VanDervoort, Aidan Westfall. Grade 8 Mission Accomplished Students: Abby Bergmann, Alana Carroll, Shannon Carney, Amber Chamberlain, Allie Film, Ryan Gutheil, Connor Hosley, Ian Moore, Cooper Willis, Mallory Wood.

L. BALDWIN NAMED to DEAN’S LIST at SAINT MICHAEL’S COLL. Lindsey F. Baldwin, daughter of James and Patricia Baldwin of East Greenbush was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Saint Michael’s College. Baldwin is a Sophomore Art major. Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4 at the end of a semester are recognized for their scholarship by inclusion on the Dean’s List. Baldwin graduated from Columbia High School before coming to Saint Michael’s.

HOFSTRA RECOGNIZES LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO FALL 2013 DEAN’S LIST More than 2,000 high-achieving students have been named to the Hofstra University Dean’s List for Fall 2013. Students who began their studies before Fall 2012 must earn at least a 3.4 grade point average to qualify. Those who entered the university after Fall 2012 must earn a grade point average of 3.5. Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Herman A. Berliner congratulate these students on their impressive academic achievement. The Fall 2013 Dean’s List includes the following students: Brian McGrath, a junior majoring in Accounting, from Castleton. Samantha Sohnen, a junior majoring in German, from Rensselaer.

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Andrew DeLaMater, Ryan Nolan, D.J. Nash, Christian Nash, Jack Chevalier, Brandon Harris, Alex Bubie On the night of February 4, 2014, some members of Poestenkill Troop 528 paid a visit to the News Channel 13 station headquarters, where they proceeded to talk to a few people, one of the most notable being, meteorologist, Jason Gough. These scouts then continued with a round of questions for both the meteorologist and producer. Along the tour is many discovered rooms where all the magic happens. One well worth it tour for Troop 528, who will be receiving their Communications merit badges soon! Written by D.J. Nash

LEGIS. URGES STATE TO RECONSIDER POWER LINE TRANSMISSION PROJECT The Rensselaer County Legislature approved a resolution at the February 11 legislative meeting asking New York State to reconsider a project to expand transmission power lines because of impacts on historic and agricultural properties. The project would expand existing power lines running between Utica and New York City, and create new power options for the state. The project has created considerable concern in Columbia County and Dutchess County. About 20 properties in Rensselaer County, located in the hamlet of Schodack Landing would be affected. “There are many residents and property owners worried about this project. The state should reconsider and review the project based on these reasonable concerns,” said Legislator Alex Shannon. It is expected the project would substantially widen existing rights of way along the route of the power lines. Legislators said they are concerned about the impact on agricultural and historic properties in Schodack Landing. Some of the properties have been farmed continuously for centuries. Other structures are among the oldest in the area, dating back to Dutch settlers. “These are properties and structures important to the heritage of Rensselaer County. A considerable widening of these rights of way would damage these properties and diminish the historical and agricultural value of these properties,” said Legislator Judith Breselor. “In New York State, we are supposed to be working to protect agricultural and historic properties. This project is a step in the wrong direction,” added Chair of the Legislature Martin Reid. The resolution will be sent to the governor and representatives of the county in the State Legislature.

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SOME THOUGHTS ON THE PLIGHT OF OUR SOCIETY Letter to the Editor: Social Security: For years we have been warned that our SS Fund will run out in 10+/- years and that withholding rates will probably go up or the system will die a natural death. None of our esteemed politicians have mentioned that the true demise of the fund is due to the fact that our Federal Government has borrowed millions from the fund and has never paid a dime of it back. Medicare: The same non-factual statements are made about the demise of Medicare. Claims are made at an exorbitant rate and are grossly inflated. Medicare will only cover a fraction of the claimed price and the providers usually accept what is offered. Why don’t the providers put in claims for truly realistic fees and let it be done with. This will result in a massive reduction of paper work and labor in the Medicare claims office, thereby lowering costs. Employment and unemployment figures: These are bandied about by political candidates as the result of successes in their office. When an unemployed person’s benefits run out, it is assumed by the powers that be that that person is now employed, since he is no longer on the unemployment rolls. In the majority of cases, that unfortunate soul is now on the dole. Minimum Wages: Whatever rate is settled upon as a new minimum wage, the recipient will always be asking for more, simply because in the majority of cases, the employee is a part timer only working about 25hrs a week, with no benefits whatsoever. This is particularly true in the chain restaurant business. How can anyone survive on this? ~ Lee Ricard, East Greenbush 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.

Cassandra Madden joined hundreds of college students from 45 institutions across New York sat at the capitol building in Albany to advocate for support of student financial aid programs as part of New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day on Feb. 11, 2014. Cassandra, of Averill Park, is majoring in public relations.

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The North Chatham Fire Co., 653 Route 32, will hold their Annual Winter Chicken Barbecue on March 8th; serving from 4 to 8 p.m. Dinner will include BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn, Apple Sauce, Rolls and Beverages. Takeouts are avai lable. Donation is $10. Reservations are suggested. Please call 766-3344, or e-mail ncfd@fairpoint.net.

The Brunswick Lodge of Elks #2556, 665 Brunswick Road, Troy, will hold a Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser for David O’Brien on Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Cost: Adults: $12.00; Children under 5: $6.00 ~ Dinner includes: Roast Beef, potatoes, vegetables, salad, desserts, coffee, tea and soda (cash bar). Chinese Auction and raffles will be available, you do not need to be present to win. Take-out orders available for dinner - call 279-1344. Reservations, please for parties of 6 or more. For more information, please contact Judy Murray at 2793921 or murray128@nycap.rr.com.

FREE PANCAKE DINNER Come and enjoy a “Free” Pancake Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church, 68 Green Avenue in the Village of Castleton, on “Shove Tuesday” on Tuesday, March 4th, between 6PM and 8PM in the Fellowship Hall. Bring the family and join us for a night out! For more info or directions, please call Janice Avery at 732-2748. No reservations needed. Hope to see you there!

PORK LOIN DINNER at SALEM UMC OF WSL Salem United Methodist Church of West Sand Lake will be holding a Pork Loin dinner on March 1st, from 4:30pm till 6:00pm for the low price of $11 for adults. This All-You-Can-Eat dinner also includes oven roasted potatoes, corn, apples, coleslaw, gravy, rolls, coffee and tea, and a slice of pie for dessert. The church is located just off Shaver Road in West Sand Lake. Reservations are appreciated (walk-ins on an as available basis) by calling the church office at 674-3106. We look forward to providing the community with a wonderful dinner at a fantastic price.

ROAST BEEF DINNER FUNDRAISER for BOY SCOUTS TROOP 166 The Boy Scouts of America of Troop 166, Nassau, are hosting their annual fundraising Roast Beef Dinner at North Chatham United Methodist Church in the Hamlet of North Chatham (4274 Route 203) on Saturday, March 1st. The dinner is family style and includes rolls, roast beef, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, gravy, and dessert. Dinner cost: $14.00 adults, $7.00 children under 10. Tickets are advance sale. Special delivery for Shut-ins. Home Delivery and Take-out are not limited but should be ordered in advance. Doors open at 4:45pm –- Dinner will start at 5:00PM –- Take-out service starts at 5:30. Immediately following dinner is the ever-popular auction, which is noted for great deals on high-quality items and gift certificates donated by the great local businesses. Contact a Troop 166 Scout, or call Andy Tillman at 766-4097 or 423-9061 prior to February 24th, subject to prior sale and available on a first come, first serve basis.

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STORY DINNERS AT GILEAD This month we will have a guest speaker. He is Pastor Dave Allen and is a new member of The Central Crossroads Lutheran Disaster Relief Team. Lutheran Disaster Relief is dedicated to be wherever disaster relief is needed. In many cases, they are the first to be there to help. Please be present as we share a meal and hear about all the wonderful things that this group does for others, not just Lutherans. You are welcome to share our free meal. We just ask that you make a donation to our charity. This month it is Lutheran Disaster Relief. The date is February 21st. We begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall in Gilead Lutheran Church. We are handicapped accessible and are located at the junction of Routes 7 and 278 in Center Brunswick.

FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER FOR THE APHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT The Friends of Averill Park Performing Arts will host a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on Rt. 4 in North Greenbush on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 8am to 10 am. Tickets are available from APHS Band and Orchestra students as advance sales for $5.00 each, or contact Friends of AP Performing Arts via louisa.pitcher@gmail.com . A great early morning breakfast (pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee) served by your favorite APHS music students to support their continued musical experience!


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thetownetavern.com 2850 Rt 43 & 66, A.P. “MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION” On Tuesday, March 4th, the Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy, will hold a Mardi Gras Celebration at 11:00 with entertainment by Sal Cannavo in the dining room. This event is sponsored by CDPHP. The lunch entree will be Sweet & Sour Chicken Breast. Wear bright colors and crazy hats and join us for this fun party. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 and older every weekday at a suggested contribution of $2.75. Call 270-5349 to make your reservations or sign up in the dining room.

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 463-2166 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.

St. Jude the Apostle School’s Junior Rosary Altar Society share time and treats for Valentine’s Day with residents of the St. Jude Senior Apartments in Wynantskill.

LOCALS NAMED to DEAN’S LIST at UNIVERSITY of MARY WASHINGTON The University of Mary Washington has announced its Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes outstanding academic achievement by full-time students who attain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0. The following area students are among the 775 students who have been named to the Dean’s List: Katherine H. McCarty, a senior from Cropseyville; and Dakota C. K. Ziegler, a junior from Wynantskill.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET BREAKFAST The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, along with the Grafton Ladies Auxiliary will be serving you an All-You-CanEat Buffet Breakfast on Saturday, February 22nd, from 8AM to 11AM at the Grafton VFW - Fire Hall on South Road (County Route 85). On the menu: Belgian waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs (made to order), sausage gravy & biscuits, bacon, sausage, homefries, toast, orange juice, coffee, and milk. Cost is $9.00 per adult, kids 12 and under $4.00, kids 5 and under FREE! We look forward to serving you!

CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER SAVE THE DATE, Chicken & Biscuit Supper, Saturday, March 22nd, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall, Route 7 in the village of Pittstown, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Eat-in or Take-out. Menu: chicken and biscuits with gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, cranberry relish, dessert and beverages. Cost: adults/ $10.00, children 5-12/$5.00, Under 5 Free. Reservations suggested: call Bev at 518663-5607.

LOCALS EARN FIRST ACADEMIC HONORS from CLARK UNIVERSITY The following area residents have been named to first honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Fall 2013 semester. Alaina C. Yonkers of Averill Park; and Kevin A. Dunn of East Greenbush. To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (all A+s).

MOVIE & CRAFT NIGHT POESTENKILL FIRE CO. ROAST BEEF DINNER Please join us for a roast beef dinner on Saturday, March 8th, at the Poestenkill Fire House. Dinner will be served family style and will consist of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, and homemade desserts. Serving time will be 5 pm to 6 pm. Cost of the dinner will be $12 for adults, $6 for children (ages 5 - 12) and children under 5 are free. Reservations are strongly recommended at your earliest convenience. Please call Joan at 522-5140 or Don at 283-1401.

LENTEN FISH FRY/CLAM ROLL DINNER The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, will be having its Lenten Fish Fry/Clam Roll Dinners, starting Ash Wednesday, 3/5/14, and every Friday during Lent, until 4/18/14, from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Menu includes fish fry or clam roll dinner, including french fries, cole slaw & beverage for $9.00; fish fry or clam roll only - $5.25; children’s menu: hot dog, french fries and beverage - $4.00. Reservations appreciated at 286-2773. Walk-ins welcome.

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A church Family Movie and Craft Night will be held at Hope United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. There will be fun activities for all ages. A Service Auction and dinner will be held on March 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The worship Center is located at the corner of Garfield Road and Route 2 (Brunswick). For information call 518.279.1403.

IRISH NIGHT A Celtic Heritage Night (Irish Night) will be held on March 8th from 5PM-11PM at The Parish of St. John the Evangelist & St. Joseph’s McManus Center Gym, 50 Herrick St., Rensselaer. Music provided by Who’s Your Paddy. The admission price is $10.00. Tickets are available at the parish office or by calling 4650932 ext. 17. Delicious Reuben’s and Rachel’s sandwiches, along with other food and beverages will be available.

NORTH CHATHAM UMC SEEKS VENDORS for ANNUAL “MISSION POSSIBLE” FAIR The North Chatham United Methodist Church will be holding their 9th annual “Mission Possible” Fair on Saturday, June 14th. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. There will be craft vendors, music, food, and live & silent auctions of goods and services. The Clothing Barn will be open and there will be lots of activities for kids. All of the proceeds from “Mission Possible” go to various mission projects that the church supports, both locally and worldwide. Vendors who would like to be a part of this event should call Lisa Herrington @ 518-784-9335 or e-mail her @ lisaherrington@hotmail.com. Space rental is $25.00 for a booth outside (spaces under a tent are available) or $35.00 inside the church. A limited amount of tables & chairs are available for rent also. For further information on other events to be held at the North Chatham United Methodist Church, please go to our website @ northchathammethodistchurch.org or give us a call @ 518-766-3535. We are always grateful for the generous support we receive from the community, and look forward to many more years of faithful service doing God’s work!

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JR. LEAGUE OF TROY VOLUNTEERS SHARED READING TIPS AT ZION’S UCC

pages 8-11 SAFE EXERCISE FOR SENIORS

FREE HEARING CLINIC

Did you know that adults should aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day? Keeping active and remaining fit can help prolong your life and can even help prevent or delay illnesses or disabilities as you grow older. The benefits of physical activity extend throughout life and can improve many health conditions. Join us at the Renss. County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Wed., March 12th, 11AM, for a presentation from Renss. Co.’s Health Dept. Call 279-3413 for information.

Rensselaer County ’s Everett Wagar S enior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton continues to offer a free monthly hearing clinic with an independent instrument hearing specialist, (who will also clean your hearing aids). March clinic will be held on Wednesday the 26th, at 10:30 a.m. All Rensselaer County seniors 60 years of age and older welcome, reservations are required, 279-3413.

L - R: Kathleen Lisson, Pastor Robert Loesch and Heather Silvernail. Junior League of Troy volunteers shared reading tips with parents and read a story to children on Sunday during the 10:00 a.m. service at Zion’s United Church of Christ of Taborton in Sand Lake. Volunteers also distributed 19 children’s books to families during the coffee hour after the service. Books have been generously donated by the people of Troy to inspire children to develop a life long love of reading.

ST. MARY’S OFFERING FREE WEBCAST on CHANGING the WAY WE EAT St. Mary’s Hospital, an affiliate of St. Peter’s Health Partners — the region’s largest health system, will offer a three-part webcast and discussion about our food system entitled “Changing the Way We Eat,” Saturday, Mar. 1, 10:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy. Part of its “Food for Thought Series,” the web conference will explore the food system as we shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming. Food and farming industry speakers will be featured. The webcast will be aired in three parts (on expanding, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; collaborating, 1:40 – 3:40 p.m.; and growing, 4:20 – 6:15 p.m.) The event is a public service of St. Mary’s Hospital. It is open to the public, free of charge. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required by calling (518) 268-5950.

GOOD FOOD IDEAS Rensselaer County’s Cooperative Extension will be on hand at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Wednesday, March 5th, at 11AM, for our monthly Good Food Ideas cooking demonstration, this months topic will be “National Nutrition Month, Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Please join us for lunch at noon, Macaroni & Cheese Casserole, Whole Baby Carrots, Leaf Spinach, Whole Wheat Bread, and Cinnamon Applesauce for dessert. Our nutritious meals are available Monday through Friday to all Rensselaer County seniors 60 years and older for a suggested donation of $2.75. Reservation for lunch required, please call 279-3485.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES • 2/20/2014, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM, RPI Mueller Center - Lobby and Meeting Room, 15th Street, Troy, NY 12180; • 2/21/2014, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Hudson River Community Credit Union BLOODMOBILE, 40 Leversee Road, Troy, NY 12182; • 2/22/ 2014, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Hoosic Valley Community Church Community Room, 2024 Route 40, Schaghticoke, NY 12154; • 2/24/2014, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Troy Masonic Temple Dining Room, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY 12180; • 2/27/ 2014, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, East Schodack Fire Company Meeting Room, 3071 Route 150, East Schodack, NY 12063; • 2/28/2014, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Averill Park Church of the Covenant - Fellowship Hall, 3055 Route 43, Averill Park, NY 12018; • 2/28/2014, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Poestenkill Fire Department - Fire Hall, Route 355, Poestenkill, NY 12140.

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COMMUNITY WIDE HEALTH INFO. NIGHT This is the information you need to know to keep your children and community safe. Knowledgeable professionals including addiction specialists, health care providers, a parent of a teen addict, and two young adult addicts will be present to inform the community of the newest non-contagious medical epidemic in our area. Parents of young children are strongly encouraged to attend since the average age of first drug use is age 12. DATE: March 31, 2014 PLACE: Poestenkill Fire House TIME: 6:30 pm This event is sponsored by RAAD-Rage against Alcohol and Drugs. RAAD is a community coalition recently formed by concerned parents and sponsors named above. Light refreshments will be provided by Kiwanis. For questions or more information, contact Barb at 518raad@gmail.com

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SPA is a twelve-step program, which is based on Emotions Anonymous (EA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The SPA meetings are comprised of members that struggle with some form of social anxiety. The idea is to gather on a regular basis, for the purpose of working toward recovery from social anxiety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well. No member should ever feel pressured to say anything in a meeting - simply showing up and listening is all that is required. If you struggle with social anxiety, and it is holding you back in life, then come check out this brand new support group, which offers a gentle approach to overcoming this debilitating hurdle. SPA is not a medical or psychiatric service, nor does it provide personal or family counseling. Leadership of group meetings is non-professional. The first weekly meeting will be held on Sunday, March 2nd, from 7pm - 8pm at St. Michael’s Church, 175 Williams Rd., Troy, NY. Call John at (518) 956-3844 or email spaspur42 @gmail.com for more info.

SAVVY CAREGIVER TRAINING SERIES The Savvy Caregiver is a FREE, multi-session training series for family caregivers. For most family caregivers, caregiving itself is a new role — one for which training is needed, just as one would receive training for any new job. This program is free, but you must register in advance. To register, call 518-867-4999, ext. 200 or e-mail tgarmley@ alz.org. Training sessions are held at Hawthorne.

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On April 12, 2014 Starkman and his team will host their 6th annual Dentistry from the Heart Event. Parents of school aged children in need of dental care are encouraged to call the office of Kinderhook Dental Arts, PC to schedule a free visit. On June 13th and 14th, 2014 Starkman will join forces with a team of over 200 dentists, hygienists, and specialists at the first annual NYS Mission of Mercy event. This will be two days of free dental care for anyone in New York State. It will be on a first come first serve basis. The goal is to deliver treatment to over 2000 patients. The event will be held at the Hudson Valley Community College campus in Troy. For more information check out Missionofmercy.com Dentistryfromtheheart.com, www.drdavidstarkman.com or contact the offices of David Starkman, DDS with Kinderhook Dental Arts, PC - 2807 Route 9 Valatie, at 518-758-7179.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK DAVID PUGLIESE ~SCHOLAR ATHLETE~ by: Megan Regan

by Riley Ludwig It’s finally winter break, which means it’s also the post-season! Averill Park teams have competed in or are preparing for their sectional tournaments. Sectionals took place for the indoor track teams on Sunday, 2/ 9. The boys’ team placed fourth overall, and the girls’ team placed eighth! Representing the boys’ team, senior Wesley Clayton placed first in the 1000 meter run, with a time of 2:40.89. Senior Jarred Austin placed fourth in the 600 meter run, with a time of 1:31.41. On the girls’ side, junior Brittney Mack placed fifth in the 600 meter run, with a time of 1:44.55. State qualifiers took place on Sunday, February 16. I will have results in my next column! On Saturday, 2/15; and Sunday, 2/16, eight Averill Park wrestlers traveled to compete in the state qualifying tournament at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Out of the eight wrestlers, three placed in the tournament. Seniors Joe Toth and Nick Horton placed fifth, and sophomore Joey Cauwenberghs placed sixth. This concludes the wrestling season. Congrats to all of the wrestlers on a great season! The boys’ bowling team competed in Sectionals on Friday, 2/7. The team placed fourth! Senior standout Evan Carrier placed fifth out of 300 bowlers being scored. Being in the top 6, he is moving on to the state tournament, which will take place the weekend of March 1. Congratulations Evan, and congratulations to the entire bowling team on their performance! The Lady Warriors basketball team concluded their regular season with a 57-47 win at home against Columbia on Tuesday, 2/11. Junior Lauren Van Roy was the leading scorer with 14 points. Senior Kelly Donnelly scored 12 points and went 4-5 at the line. It was senior night for the team, so congratulations to the seniors! The ladies are set for the sectionals tournament. They are the first seed, and will play Saturday, 2/22, at home at 7:30 pm. They will play the winner of the South Glens FallsLansingburgh game. Good luck, ladies! The boys’ basketball team played their last regular season game at Columbia on Tuesday, 2/11. Unfortunately, the team fell short to the Blue Devils, 61-53. Sophomore Isaiah Moak scored 13 points for the Warriors. The Warriors are the fourth seed and received a first round bye for the sectionals tournament. They will play Sunday, 2/23, at Hudson Valley Community College at 1:00 pm. They will face Amsterdam. Come on out and support the Warriors! I’ll be back in two weeks with another report. Feel free to contact me at reludwig512@gmail.com with any questions. As always, go Warriors!

SENIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS BACK AT TWIN TOWN! Twin Town Little League is excited to announce that we will offer Senior League baseball this spring for ages 13-16. The Senior League Division offers conventional baseball played on a full size baseball field. Games will be played on the 60/90 field in the Williams Road complex, with the season running from April - June. Don’t miss this opportunity to extend your baseball playing days. Players of all ability levels are encouraged to participate in an affordable, community-based program. Registration is now open for Senior League as well as all other levels for ages 4-16. Families can register on line by visiting our website www.ttll.com. If you have any questions, please email registration@ttll.com or contact John DonVito at 518-339-0572.

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David Pugliese has been around basketball since a very young age. With his dad being a coach, he was always in a gym, just playing for fun. It wasn’t until third grade that he became involved in youth basketball, and has been playing ever since. “I think it’s awesome that I get to play for my dad [in high school], not every athlete gets to do that.” David has been playing Averill Park varsity basketball for two years now, and is a shooting guard. In the off season, David spends a lot of time in the weight room trying to get stronger for when basketball season comes around. David was also a Fitness Coach at the 43 Mall with personal trainer, Al Bonde. He would work there 3- 4 days a week every week from the time last season ended until this season started. David really wanted to work on getting bigger, faster, and stronger for his last season of high school basketball, and this was just the job to help him accomplish this. He also worked on his shooting and ball handling. Aside from basketball, David also runs track in the spring and played golf for a while in the fall, but decided not to this year in order to better prepare for basketball. David shared with me what he believes has inspired him to be the person he is today, “My whole family has inspired me to be the person I am today. I have a good support system behind me. I can’t think of just one person that has helped shape me as the person I am today. My parents and grandparents have always been there for me and they have really inspired me to be the best that I can be and to work hard at everything I do.” In David’s spare team, he likes to watch and play basketball and football with his friends. He is a big New York Knick and Alabama fan, so he spends a lot of time watching their games. This year, David is taking AP (Advanced Placement) Biology, AP Euro or Western Civilization, Statistics, Government and Economics, American Detective Fiction, and Forensics, with a 92.9 GPA. After high school, David plans on attending the University of Alabama, but is undecided on a major at the moment. He will not be playing any sports in college, but hopes to keep playing basketball in intramurals and recreation leagues. David was recognized at a leadership conference in Washington D.C., is a member of the National Honors Society, and was nominated for Boys State. “Being a scholar athlete is an honor because it shows I’m being recognized as a student and an athlete. I have to put in extra work as a student to make up for the study time lost when I’m at practice and games. School has always come first.” Congratulations on a successful high school career, David, and the best of luck to you in the future! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

2014 SPRING YOUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION • February 22nd and 23rd; Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon / Sunday 9:00 am- 12:00 Noon. 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. Sign up in February to avoid a late registration fee in April.

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Sports Photo of Andy the Week by Flanagan “Tuesday, Feb.11, 2014, was Senior Night at APHS. Averill Park’s Courtney McDowell at the Foul Line shooting for two of her seven points on the night. Courtney, Kelly Donnelly, Allison Hacker and their Parents were recognized before this Game against Columbia HS. Averill Park came out ahead in this tight, physical matchup 57-47.”

ICE SKATING at NASSAU VILLAGE POND The Village of Nassau Youth Committee is pleased to announce that Friday evening ice skating parties have resumed. Members of the Youth Committee will be present at the Village Pond on Malden St. (next to the Village Hall) on Friday nights, 6-8pm. We’ll have cookies, bonfires, and plenty of fun—weather permitting. Bring your own skates or borrow a pair from us. Because conditions of the ice can change, you are encouraged to call ahead (522-2916) or email (judyz_05262@yahoo.com) to make sure skating is on!

TOWN of NASSAU FREE BASKETBALL FUN NIGHT Town of Nassau Youth Committee is hosting a Free Basketball Fun Night. Come shoot some hoops and play basketball for kids ages 8-17 yrs. old. Basketball night will be Tuesday, February 25th from 6pm7:30pm at the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School Gym located in the Village of Nassau. Sneakers Required. ~ Fred McCagg Town of Nassau Youth Committee Chairman

BRUNSWICK SOFTBALL LEAGUE REGIS. 2014 Registration for Brunswick Girls Softball League is online. Prospective members and returning members can now easily register online and pay by check, debit or credit card. This will be the only form of registration, so please pass it on to family and friends. Brunswick Girls Softball is registering girls who are 4-18 years old. The registration fee is $60 for T-ball (ages 4-6), $95 for Mini-Minors (ages 7-10) and $95 for Minors (ages 10-12) and Majors 9ages 13 & up). Please register your child early to take advantage of the Early Bird Special. Discounts are also available for families with more than 1 child. Winter Clinics began on 1/12/14 for our General Membership. Opening weekend is tentatively scheduled for April 25-26th. Please visit our website to access current information and clinic times at www.brunswicksoftball.org. The Sports Sign-up link is www.sportssignup.com/Brunswick-Girls-Softball-OnlineRegistration.start.

BURDEN LAKE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE Burden Lake Country Club is the location of the Junior Golf Clinic. PGA Professional, Brian Hampson, will be holding six summer sessions, starting July 8th and finishing August 14th. Each session will be made up of 3 days - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All boys and girls are welcome between the ages of 8 and 14. Brian will teach the basics to your child and add some entertaining features to make it more enjoyable. The sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis and sessions are limited to 16 kids. For an application or more information, email burdenlakecc@aol.com or call 674-1770, ext. 2. There will also be a junior league for 7th-12th graders on Mondays during the summer. Archie Robinson and Bob Ormond will run the league and can be reached thru the BLCC email. Golf is a great environment for your children to grow up in, BLCC is a member of the PGA First Tee Program.


ADAMS WEEKS BRINGS HOME FOUR MEDALS IN SPEEDSKATING EVENTS Congratulations to Adam Weeks of East Greenbush for bringing home four medals in speedskating events at the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid earlier this month. Adam competed in both the long track and short track in the Under 10 age group. Adam is a member of the Capital District Speedskating Club. Anyone can learn to speedskate! For information, send an e-mail to cdspeedskatingclub@aol.com.

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REGIS. NOW OPEN for the 36th ANNUAL FREIHOFER’S RUN for WOMEN 5K Registration is now underway for the 36th annual Freihofer’s Run for Women — one of the world’s most prestigious all-female 5K road races — on Saturday, May 31, at 9:45 a.m. at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, N.Y. To sign up, visit freihofersrun.com. The 5K Registration costs $25 through March 1. “This is a terrific event for first time runners. The camaraderie of being with other likeminded females and the motivation derived from participating in an event with Olympic and world champions guarantee a wonderful experience,” said longtime Event Director George Regan. The first 5,000 entrants receive a high-performance, female-cut technical t-shirt. Other perks include free health screenings by Capital Care physicians, massages, chiropractic adjustments and discounted running gear at the CapitalCare/CDPHP Health & Fitness Expo; clinics featuring elite athletes; live music both around the course and on-stage following the race; refreshments courtesy of Price Chopper supermarkets; and, races for the kids throughout the day. Participants interested in getting in shape prior to race day are invited to register for the 4th annual Freihofer’s Training Challenge (http://www.freihofersrun.com/ftc.htm), which starts March 17. Attracting more than 400 women last year ranging in age from 1472, the popular 10-week program follows an enhanced version of the well-known Couch to 5K Running Plan and includes novice, intermediate and advanced options. Training Challenge participants will begin each week with a Monday exercise session involving walking, jogging and/or running at The Crossings of Colonie. Certified coaches and media personalities will lead the workouts, which are offered at noon, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. A Saturday group run will take place at Colonie Town Park at 8:30 a.m. Runners are instructed to complete a third workout on their own at a time during the week that is most convenient for them. A virtual training program (http://www.freihofersrun.com/ virtual.htm) is also offered for those who can’t participate in the full Freihofer’s Training Challenge. For those who are seeking a different approach to fitness but still want to reach the finish line on May 31, the Freihofer’s Training Challenge will offer sportwalking as an alternative program. Walkers, who receive all Training Challenge benefits, will meet at The Crossings of Colonie at a designated time, where they will train for the Freihofer’s Run for Women with a goal of sportwalking the 3.1-mile course in 45 minutes or less. Sportwalkers whose times are more than 45 minutes can participate in the Freihofer’s Community Walk which is a 3K distance and starts on Madison Avenue at noon. A one-hour Training Challenge presentation will be held Thursday, March 13 from 6-7 p.m. at The Community Media Lab on 501 Broadway in Troy. The session, which will provide an overview of the 4th annual Freihofer’s Training Challenge, will cover how to get started in a running program and remain injury free. Presenters will include program coaches and experts in sports medicine, nutrition and injury prevention. The Freihofer’s Training Challenge costs $40. To register, visit freihofersun.com or call (518) 273-5552.

NBA registration is open to all children ages 4-12 from any township. Registration forms can be found on our websiteNassaubaseballassociation.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).

SAFE RIDE ANNUAL BOWL-A-THON Netter’s Fund, Inc. and The Capital District Safe Ride Program will sponsor a Safe Ride Annual Bowl-A-Thon on March 22nd at Uncle Sam Lanes, 600 Fulton Street in Troy. Registration: 1Pm 2PM. Bowling time: 2PM-4:30PM. Cost is $20* per person and a Team consists of 4 people. Get a team together & join us for a few hours of bowling! Call to pre-register your team (Lanes fill up Fast!). Leave team name, contact person, and phone number 273-4NET (638). If you’re not up to bowling, feel free to stop by to show your support and learn more about the program. *Proceeds to benefit Netter’s Fund, Inc & the Capital District Safe Ride Program, to help remove Drunk Drivers from our roadways!

RPI LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM Who: For children (2+) willing to learn how to swim. What: The RPI Swim Team will be holding swim lessons for the SPRING 2014. Where: Robison Pool located on the RPI Campus. When: Registration will be March 5th & 6th, 5:30-6:30pm. Dates of Lessons: Saturdays, March 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 19 Cost: $50 for RPI affiliates/$60 for outside community. For more information, or to receive a brochure, please Contact Marissa Stutzman at RPISWIMLESSONS@gmail.com.

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.

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). Families 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.

ATHLETES CAMPUS WATCH GENA RUSSO NAMED TO MARIST COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM Gena Russo, of Rensselaer, NY, a Junior at Marist College, has been named a member of the women’s volleyball team for the 2013 -2014 season. Russo is a Setter/Defensive Specialist on the team.

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Zion’s United Church of Christ of Taborton of Sand Lake has started a partnership with green fiber in a new Community Paper Recycling Program. A green bin is located next to our Church Hall on the western or parking lot side off Taborton Road. Acceptable items: newspapers, phonebooks, office paper, cardboard, cereal boxes, magazines, brown paper bags, construction paper. Unacceptable items: glass, metal, plastic bottles, plastic bags, aluminum, string, Styrofoam. The greenfiber company will use the raw materials to produce natural cellulose fiber insulation, fire and sound products. The Blue Box located between the church hall and the pavilion is another year-round recycling opportunity for the community. Items accepted in the Blue Box include clothing, belts, blankets, drapery, hats, hand bags, paired shoes, sheets, sneakers, towels and stuffed animals. These items are recycled among persons in need by American Clothing, a company based in Glen Falls, NY. All community residents are welcome to use both of these outdoor recycling containers at no cost. The containers are located on the side of 744 Taborton Road, 3.2 miles east of the intersection of Routes 66 and 43 at the four-way traffic lights and Cumberland Farms/Gulf. For further information, contact Pastor Bob Loesch 674-8204 or rkloesch@aol.com.

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SAND LAKE GARDEN CLUB Do you know the names of all of those birds at your feeders this winter? Do you garden to attract birds throughout all of the seasons? Any questions that you may have regarding birds in our area will be answered at the Garden Club’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26th. Our speaker for the evening will be Larry Deyss and his presentation will be ‘Birds of the Capital District.’ His talk will focus on bird identification, habitats, migration and general feeder information. There will be a brief question and answer period following the presentation. Larry is a member of the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club and has been a member of Audubon for many years. He is deeply concerned about the well being of the environment and his desire to be more active led him to the board of the Audubon Society Capital Region Chapter. He shares, and is committed to, their goals of Education, Conversation and Advocacy. The Club’s meetings are held in the Sand Lake Town Hall, starting at 7:00 p.m. Guests are always most welcome.

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The West Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a DEEP STACK “Omaha High” Fundraiser Tournament on February 22nd at the West Sand Lake Fire House, 3695 NY Route 43. Time: 1PM doors open at 12PM. Cost: $20 Entry Donation, $60 Buyin goes to the prize pool, 30,000 in Chips, Re-entry chip available within 1st hour of play, 1 Additional Add-On available (goes to prize pool). Free refreshments and lunch will be served. Reservations preferred. Al l 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 Regular Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament dates: Mar. 1st, Apr. 5th and May 3rd.

PINOCHLE PLAYERS WANTED Do you play Pinochle? Come join our Senior group. We play each Thursday from 11:30AM until 3:00PM at the East Greenbush Town Hall. Call Roger at 477-4978 for further information.

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.slcactp.org or call 518-674-2007 for more information. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

FREE 2013 INCOME TAX PREPARATION The AARP Taxaide Program will prepare 2013 Federal and NYS personal income tax returns for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention but not limited to those 60 and older. The service is free and confidential and is provided by IRS certified volunteers. Appointments are available at: the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY call 477-7476 ext 0 or go to www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org to sign up; OR Circles of Mercy, 11 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY call 462-0899.

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

BRUNSWICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ARTISTS The Brunswick Historical Society invites area artists to submit an original two or three dimensional work of any mixed media, representing the theme (My) Secret Brunswick, for an art exhibition to begin at the Garfield School early June 2014. For further information, including theme, eligibility and submission guidelines, please contact Exhibit Chair Michelle at (518) 203-0956, visit www.bhs-ny.org or visit the Society’s facebook page.

EXTENSION HOLDS “SPRING GARDEN DAY” - MARCH 1st Spring starts March 1 with “Spring Garden Day,” a program of gardening classes and fun held at Tamarac High School in Brunswick. Special speaker Bridghe McCracken from Helia Land Design in Great Barrington, MA, will speak on “Bringing Nature Into The Garden,” keynote speaker and author Terri Dunn Chace will give the presentation “Seeing Flowers: Discover The Hidden Life Of Flowers,” and there are 9 more classes to choose from. A plant sale, garden book sale, Pick-A-Prize Auction, and fabulous door prizes are other highlights. Participants also receive a delicious homemade lunch featuring soups, Stromboli and desserts. Program fee is $30 per person and preregistration is required. Call Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518) 272-4210 and ask for Marcie, or visit www.ccerensselaer.org for details.

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Ms. Karen T. Urbanski, Principal of Rensselaer Junior Senior High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, New York 12144; Telephone Number 436-8561; has announced the following students for the Principal’s List (89.50 and above) and the Honor Roll (84.50 – 89.49 average) for the second quarter marking period. Principal’s List: Grade 12: Aye Aye Aung, Brandon Butler, Jacob Forgea, Rowan Goca, Steven Harwood III, Tieara Karlquist, Gabriella Kirker, Emily Kopaskie, Selena Medina, Naceir Melton-Jones, Win Myint, Kathleen Rodriguez, Ian Stewart, Raynika Wilcox. Grade 11: Joshua Cirillo, Gabrielle D’Alessandro, Kurt Donner, Jonathan Hall, Shane Hamilton, Pwint Hnin, Sydney Jerome, Krsna Jevons, Emily Kretzschmar, Ezra Neal, Gabrielle Pike, Cody Rifenberick, Curtis Rodriguez, Autumn Shambeau, Brian Sousis, Jr., Min Yar Zar, Kyaw Zwa. Grade 10: Phil Balabala, Jolene Bell, Donovan Burrows, Christopher Gil, Tyler Harwood, Anthony Moore, Jr., Keondre’ Nixon, Alexander Prusky, Crystal Rafferty, Sirawit Ratchatacharoenpong, Christopher Spath, Gabriel Stephan. Grade 9: Dean Biancaniello, Jr., Jordan Caywood, Bailee Dykeman, Moo Law Eh, Mae Endres, K Thari Han, Halana Hayner, Sudarat Hormhuan, Lay K’Pru Htoo, Joshua Kenna, Ethan Radley, Ciara Saure, Imanda Silver, Valerie Stephan, Mia Stewart, Madison Tyndell, Zin Zin Wai. Grade 8: Autumn Brown, Michelle Dymond, Angelene Eriole, Rebecca Gier, May Hlaing, Kenneth Kenyon, Zo Ko, Htat Lwin, Bryanna Mangual, Bryan Mangual, Alexandra Maxian, Dashawn Nelson, Xavier Nixon, Tyrese Smith, Alaysis Thomas, Stephanie Williams. Grade 7: Motasam Alshami, Purevsuren Batdorj, Jayleigh Bellefeuille, Isabelle Bollman, Max Brady, Nathaniel Breedon, Izaek Bulibek, Navia Bynum, John Dodson, Jenna Downey, Chazden Ford, Matthew French, Omar Garcia, Sean Gillan, Blaine Goodell, Thiri Htun, Gianna Johnson, Justine Katras, Allison Knapp, Catherine LaPorta, Brezney Lyon, Olivia Magione, Monica Par, Olaposi Peters, Karina Pirani, Tino Rodriguez, Hsar Roe, Kaitlynn Salvinski, Joseph Sweet, Jr., Kieran Teator, Alani Thomas, Kira Weston, Aminah Wingfield. Honor Roll: Grade 12: Chana Davis, Jasmin Edmunds, Zachary French, Mia Gil, Matthew Katras, Cheyenne MacGilfrey, Aye Aye Mar, Nordic Mercedes, Tyler Oliver, Jesse Patterson, Jared Radley, James Stevens, Vincent Storms, III, David VanVorst, Jr. Grade 11: Abhishek Anil Nair, Natasha Apple, William Brooking III, Brandon Clancy, Barry Dennis, Jr., Christian Hulett, Olivia Knapp, Raymond Marrero, Sabrina Medina, Teresa Walls. Grade 10: Christopher Alarcon Pilier, Kasheim Bandy, Raven Bushey, Cassandra Costa, Cheyenne Cronin, Thanat Jusomboon, Zachary Katras, Kya Nee, Jazmine Sousis. Grade 9: Christina Bellamy, Corey Buell, Annalise Burdick, Thomas Burgess III, Emma Cicchinelli, Savannah Cronin, Joshua DuLong, Guy Montgomery IV, Benjamin Newton, Katlyn Osterhoudt, Ka Paw, Sha Toh, Jalen Wilcox. Grade 8: Madison Berhaupt, Zachary Mackey, Angela Marrero, Nicholas Soler, Zarka Tahir. Grade 7: Michael Burdek, Tianna Dewer, Sherraz Elshiekh, Elijah Foust, Henry Goca, Julius Johnson, Matthew Kahler, Ruslan Kourin, Brian Legan, Priscilla Marrero, Zarash Tahir, Joshua Touzin.

In the picture, back row, from L - R are: Dan Casale – Brunswick Councilman, Bishop Howard Hubbard, Ms. Marie Verdile – St. Mary’s of Waterford Art Teacher. Some of the art recipients that were honored at the ceremony, L - R are: Joseph and Annabelle Goyette from Brunswick and Lila Boukarim from Troy. Art work honoring the 23 Catholic Schools & Students across the 14-County Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany was honored at The South Gallery, Empire State Plaza. The student’s art work was honored following a Mass of Celebration with Bishop J. Howard Hubbard, presiding.

The American Chestnut: Past, Present, Future, a talk by Kenneth James, chestnut grower. Monday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown, New York. Learn about the pre-blight importance of this forest giant, and current efforts to produce disease-resistant trees. The building is handicapped accessible. For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.

LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH Whenever we accomplish great things, or even small successes, we want to be recognized. To have fame is to be numbered among the elite of society, as someone special, as someone to emulate. Why, then, did Jesus Christ not want to be known? Why did he prefer being incognito to being hailed for who He was? Please join us as we continue our year-long study of the Gospel of Mark with this Sunday’s sermon “Incongnito,” based upon Mark 3: 7-12. 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.

AREA RESIDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST at QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY The following area residents were named to the the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the Fall 2013 semester: Nicole Kujan of West Sand Lake, and Mary Peters of Hoosick Falls. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.

FRIENDS of RENSSELAER LIBRARY ACCEPTING BOOKS FOR THE APRIL SALE 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 paperback 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.

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LOCAL STUDENTS HONORED BY SUNY DELHI The following students have been cited for academic achievement for the Fall 2013 semester by achieving the Honor’s List at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi. To qualify for the Honor’s List, students much have an academic average between 3.5 and 4.0. Heather Clayton of Troy, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing; David Miller of Troy, a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design and Building; Rebecca Murphy of West Sand Lake, a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design and Building; Brendan Reilly of Rensselaer, an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.


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NY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS RECEIVE NEW RANK, NEW RESPONSIBILITIES New York Army National Guard Announces Soldier Promotions 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. Lawrence Corbett from Averill Park, and serving with the Company E (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Luis Weierbachchainey from Hoosick Falls, and serving with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Private. Shawn Heller from Rensselaer, and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Harley Jelis from Troy, and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Shawn Goggin from Johnsonville, and serving with the Joint Force Headquarters is promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class. 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.

NATURE WRITING WORKSHOPS at DYKEN POND CENTER Paying Attention Among the Trees: A Winter Walk and Nature Writing Experience will be held on Sunday, March 16 from 1pm – 3pm. Diane Kavanaugh-Black will lead participants on a meditative woodland walk, followed by writing with intention in a cozy, wood-stove-heated cabin. This workshop will inspire the creative process, whether you are a novice or already working on your own writing project. Sign-up: $15, $12 for members. Pre-registration is required for both workshops and space is limited, so register early. Please contact the Center for more information at 658-2055 or dykenpond@fairpoint.net or visit our website at www.dykenpond.org. The Dyken Pond Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

UPDATE FROM THE VILLAGE OF NASSAU BOARD OF TRUSTEES JAN./FEB. 2014 The entire student body welcomed Patrick from their Pre K after weeks of prayers and cards wishing for a full recovery from open heart surgery. Patrick entered Pre K with many limitations while awaiting surgery to correct his heart defect. His classmates took him and his needs into consideration throughout their activities and lessons. They marked the day that he would have surgery and the entire student body, along with faculty and staff, wrote well wishes on paper hearts and sent them home to him. Happily, they quickly designed a banner for him as he visited school for an hour. Every student Pre K through sixth grade welcomed him with cheers and song. He should be returning to school soon where he will be welcomed with open arms.

HELP FOR TEENS WHO STUTTER IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR LIBRARY Stuttering is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for millions of people, but it can be especially tough on teenagers. Help is available at most public libraries in the form of a DVD. Some libraries have an older video format. “It’s meant to encourage teens, to tell them that there is hope out there,” said Professor Peter Ramig of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ramig is one of three nationally recognized experts appearing in the DVD produced by the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation. David Wilkins, a high school student who stutters, narrates the DVD. It features students from junior high school through college talking about their experiences with stuttering and what they found to be helpful. They talk openly about the ridicule they faced from classmates and how their stuttering affects their lives. “We really try to emphasize the embarrassment and frustration factor, and we think teens will relate to that,” adds Ramig. He appears in the DVD along with speech-language pathologists Dr. Barry Guitar of the University of Vermont and Dr. Hugo Gregory of Northwestern University. The three experts answer questions about stuttering, refute myths and misconceptions, and present examples of therapy sessions showing how stuttering can be reduced. Books and DVDs produced by the 66-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation are available free to any public library. A library that will shelve them can contact the Foundation at 1800-992-9392, e-mail info@stutteringhelp.org, or visit www.stutteringhelp.org or www.tartarmudez.org.

The project to correct and recreate the Village’s financial database for March 2011 through May 2013 has been completed. With the hiring of a new Village Treasurer in 2013 and a revamping of the Village’s internal controls, the Board has worked with its insurance company and the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) to take the steps necessary to ensure this situation is not repeated in the future. Following the completion of the project, the Village re-submitted its Annual Update Documents to OSC. For both the 2012/13 fiscal year, the Village has received notification from the OSC Fiscal Stress Monitoring System that it has classified the Village financial condition in the lowest stress category – No Designation, indicating very little, if any, fiscal stress. In January, the Board met with the owners of properties on or adjacent to several private roads and right of ways in the Village to discuss ceasing the provision of highway services on these roads. In some cases these services have been provided for more than half a century. The Board is working with the Village Attorney and property owners to develop a solution that conforms to the State Constitution and Village Law. The Board is in the midst of its annual budget development process. The next budget workshop is scheduled for February 26, 2014 at 6pm at Village Hall. Village property owners are also reminded that Grievance Day is February 18, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm at Village Hall. Persons wishing to appeal their tax assessment are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Village Clerk for a hearing. The Board also wants to bring to property owners’ attention that there was an error in the county’s assessment library that allowed veteran exemptions to go above the cap defined in Village law. In essence, veterans received a higher exemption over the past couple years than allowed by law. This error has been corrected and those affected received a notice of the change as well as a copy of the law. Additional questions should be directed to the Assessor’s office at 766-3044, ext 2. ~ Submitted by the Village of Nassau Board of Trustees

FIENSTEIN GRANT AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE DONATIONS WORTH MORE We at Doors of Hope are thankful for the many people and organizations that support us throughout the year. The months of March and April are a specially beneficial time to give. Donations of food and money given to the food pantry between March 1 and April 30 will be weighed and counted and reported to the Feinstein Foundation, a charitable organization that distributes a grant of $1 million to hunger fighting organizations like ours across the country. The amount we received is based upon the donations made to us by the community. The more that is given during this period, the larger our portion of the grant money will be. If you, your church or organization is considering a donation or a food drive for the pantry, now would be a good time to do it. Doors of Hope Food Pantry and Thrift Store is located at 4348 Rte. 150 just south of the intersection in West Sand Lake, mailing address is: PO Box 522, West Sand Lake, NY 12196. We are open Monday thru Friday from 9AM to 4PM, Thursdays, 9AM to 7PM and Saturdays 9AM to Noon. We are completely volunteer run organization. ~ Submitted by Naomi Boel, D.O.H. board member

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POLITICAL LEADERS VISITED SACRED HEART for SPECIAL DIGNITARY DAY

HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR “THE JURY ROOM”

MEET THE MUSICIANS of the ALBANY SYMPHONY

The Highlight Acting Troupe will be holding auditions for The Jury Room by C.B. Gilford on Friday, February 21, at 7 pm; and Sunday, February 23, at 2 pm at the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, Rt. 7. The show will be directed by Ken Ryer, assisted by Christine LeVan. Performance dates are May, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2014. Twelve jurors gather to decide the innocence or guilt of a young girl. Did she stab her uncle in cold blood? Eleven jurors say yes; one, a student actress, says no. The jurors agree to her request to re-enact the crime right there. Props are brought in - including the actual murder weapon. For questions or further information, you can contact Ken at 518-527-4574 or email him at rscdvr@yahoo.com.

The Troy Public Library is pleased to announce their program Meet the Musicians of the Albany Symphony to be held Tuesday, February 25th, at 6:30 PM at the Troy Public Library’s Main location. Join Grammy Award winning Music Director David Alan Miller for a lively one-hour discussion of Albany Symphony’s upcoming performances at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. In this exciting “meet the musician” opportunity, Albany Symphony Clarinetist Susan Martula will provide a unique presentation of her instrument and discuss her role as a member of the Albany Symphony. The library will be raffling off two tickets to the March 2nd performance of the Albany Symphony at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall to attendees. You must be present to win. Please make reservations by calling the library at 2747071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

TIRED OF WINTER? Warm up listening to memories of Schodack and Nassau in the good ol’summertime! Join us at The Schodack Town Hall on Feb. 21 at 7pm. Refreshments will be served. The hall is on the corner of Route 20 and Schuurman Rd. Hope to see you there!

KIWANIS OF E.G. COMEDY NIGHT The Kiwanis of East Greenbush Presents its 4th Annual Comedy Night on Saturday, March 1st, at 7:30PM ~ Featuring Two Hilarious comedians at the Comfort Inn, 99 Miller Road in Schodack. Doors open at 6:30PM ~ Cash Bar ~ Light Fare Served. Advance tickets are $25. Buy online: www.egkiwanis.weebly.com. $30 at door per seating availability. You can also purchase tickets at these EG locations: Gettysburg Flag, 715 Columbia Tpke., Good Buy Books, 330 Columbia Tpke., NBT Bank, 354 Columbia Tpke., and Rose Shea Assoc., 4151 Route 20. All proceeds to benefit children of the community.

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Sacred Heart School celebrated National Catholic Schools Week by inviting many special members of the community to their mid-week school spirit activities. Senator Breslin, Assemblyman McDonald, County Legislator Fleming and Mayor Rosamilia attended morning assembly with the students who welcomed them to the school. Morning refreshments and student guided tours were provided before they left for their respective duties.

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES FALL 2013 DEANS LIST The following local residents were among 1,303 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2013 semester. Katherine Amato of East Greenbush is a sophomore majoring in biochemistry. August Beers of Nassau is a freshman majoring in physics. Dominick Bossalini of Hoosick Falls is a junior majoring in civil engineering and humanities and arts. Philip Danaher of East Greenbush is a freshman majoring in chemical engineering. Robert Hollinger of Averill Park is a senior majoring in computer science. Scott Iwanicki of Stephentown is a freshman majoring in engineering. Nicholas Pakatar of Troy is a junior majoring in biochemistry. Amanda Ryan of Averill Park is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering.

SLCA OFFERING “ARTFUL WEDNESDAYS” CLASSES Sand Lake Center for the Arts is now offering Artful Wednesdays, a quarterly artistic series designed for adults interested in day classes. Learn about photography - you will explore different types of cameras, plus how to take portraits, landscapes and wildlife. Make a beautiful basket using chain, twill or chase weaving styles. Write a memoir, using poetry or prose or create pieces of writing for family to cherish. Learn how to draw a still life, paint using watercolors, or carve, and make a block print. All classes are $25 per class + materials fees where applicable, and starts at 1 pm (for more information go to website). If anyone is interested in taking one or more of these classes, please sign up online at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, with plenty of free parking.

NAZARETH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES STUDENTS on DEAN’S LIST for FALL 2013 Nazareth College announces its Dean’s List for the Fall of 2013 semester. Cheryl Bruen of Castleton On Hudson, is a sophomore with a major in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology and Biology. Sarah Cipperly of Troy, is a senior with a major in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Amanda DeBarr of Nassau, is a freshman with a major in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Rebecca Englund of Nassau, is a junior with a major in Communication Science & Disorders and a minor in Spanish. Whitney Fairchild of Castleton On Hudson, is a senior with a major in Music Therapy. Amy Gettig of Averill Park, is a senior with a major in Communication Science & Disorders and a minor in Psychology. Sierra Hewitt of Castleton, is a freshman with a major in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Ryan Secor of Rensselaer, is a sophomore with a major in Business Administration and Economics and a minor in Sports Management. A student’s grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean’s list at Nazareth.


DFD ALARMS IN JANUARY INCLUDED THREE STRUCTURE FIRES DeFreestville Fire Department volunteers answered three structure fires among the 52 alarm responses in January, according to the monthly report of Fire Chief Raymond Swart. The Chief said fire fighters spent nearly 350 fire fighter hours at emergency alarms during the month. In addition to the structure alarms, the Chief reported, DFD answered six emergency medical service calls in cooperation with the North Greenbush Ambulance Association, five rescue or motor vehicle accident alarms, a vehicle fire, a carbon dioxide detector response, a hazardous condition alarm and a service call. There were also 34 false alarms, none of which was malicious in nature. The DeFreestville Fire Department in North Greenbush Fire District # 1 is a volunteer organization established in 1945 that provides emergency services 24 hours a day. The fire department always needs and welcomes new members and community support. DFD’s non-emergency number is 2863612. All emergencies in Rensselaer County should be reported by dialing 911. You can visit the DFD web site at: www.defreestvillefire.org.

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LOCALS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT FAIRFIELD UNIV. Fairfield University has announced that the following local residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester: Michele Benevento, a resident of Averill Park; and Jonathan Bernardo, a resident of Troy.

STUDENTS NAMED to the COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE DEAN’S LIST for FALL 2013 The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, announced that 809 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Full-time students who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, Incomplete or Pass/Fail are eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List. Students from this area named to the Dean’s List are: Rachel Brandenberg of Troy, Abigail Briscoe of Troy, Ryan Carney of Rensselaer, Stephanie Clowe of Wynantskill, Ciara Cristo of East Greenbush, Katelyn Doherty of East Greenbush, Kateri Edwards of Castleton, Andrew Gilchrist of Cropseyville, Alec Hicks of East Greenbush, Jeremy Hollon of Troy, John Lyden of Rensselaer, Chelsea Mason of Troy, Cameron Miller of East Greenbush, Katherine Siegel of East Greenbush, Tiffany White of Rensselaer, Jeffrey Williams of Rensselaer, Jason Zobre of Nassau, Sydney Baldwin of Troy, Tyler Casavant of Rensselaer, Katelyn Hallenbeck of East Greenbush, Felicia Hug of Averill Park, Sarah Middleton of Hoosick Falls, Christopher Miller of Averill Park, Sara Adams of Rensselaer, Chloe Ader of Troy, Courtney Bigness of Rensselaer, Heidi Brown of Nassau, Elizabeth Buchanan of Troy, Leah Dugrenier of Melrose, Brittany Duquette of Melrose, Kristen Ernest of Sand Lake, Taylor Johnston of Buskirk, Dana Kelley of East Greenbush, Zhaleh Lavasani of Troy, Carina Mahar of East Greenbush, Mackenzie Mitchell of Valley Falls, Chelsea Newell of Rensselaer, Leah Pike of Troy, Shauna Stack of Troy, Meeghan Arno of East Greenbush, Margaret Baker of Troy, Kristin Bent of Wynantskill, Emily Farley of East Greenbush, Stefanie Green of Troy, Leah Hyldelund of Troy, Stephannie Lebrecht of Schodack Landing, Lauren Mahoney of Nassau, Alissa McGee of Troy, Tyler Pomakoy of Stephentown, Kiersten Smith of Troy.

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ST. DAVID’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH St. David’s Episcopal Church located at 2647 Brookview Road, celebrates the Holy Eucharist Sundays at 9:30AM. The Rector is The Rev. James Brisbin. Sunday School, for children 4-12 yrs., is held during service. Fellowship following service.

A. BROCKS NAMED DEAN’S LIST at UNIV. of DELAWARE Annette Brocks has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester. Brocks is from West Sand Lake. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF SAND LAKE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of Sand Lake will hold a Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law #1 of 2014 on March 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY 66, Sand Lake, New York 12153. Such Local Law would amend Sections 250-146, 250147, 250-148 and 250-149 of the Sand Lake Zoning Code to modify the uses permitted and applicable restrictions in the existing Planned Development District on Route 150. By the Order of the Town Board Barbara A. Biittig, Town Clerk February 13, 2014

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Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: WESTWIND PROPERTIES OF ENY, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on December 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: 141 Verbeck Avenue, Schaghticoke, New York 12154. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs may be formed under the New York LLC law.

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 LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: GO GREEN DUMPSTER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/07/14. Name amended to GO GREEN DUMPSTERS, LLC on 01/16/14. 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, 551 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: Name: 1501 Tibbits Avenue, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on October 9, 2013. The County in which the office of the LLC is located is: Rensselaer. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copies of process to: THE LLC, 70 Fox Run, Duxbury, MA 02332. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Latest Date upon which LLC is to dissovle: no specific date. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC Articles of Organization for 525 2nd Street, LLC were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on January 30, 2014. The office of the company is located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon which process may be served and a copy of process shall be mailed by the Secretary of State to the LLC at Lombardi, Walsh, Davenport & Amodeo, P.C., 187 Wolf Road, Suite 211, Albany, New York 12205. Purpose: for any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be formed under the law. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Dexterous Manipulations LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/9/14. 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 Dexterous Manipulations LLC, 43 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PAUL SCOT MANAGEMENT, LLC, Office in Rensselaer Co. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/29/2014. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 508 Cedar Run, Rensselaer, New York 12144, also its principal business location. Purpose: any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the LLCL.

CANDY’S STYLE SUITE LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/9/14. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 7 Highpointe Dr., Troy, NY 12182. General Purpose. 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 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 Name FritzImages LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/13/2014. Office location: Rensselaer 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. TRDH LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/31/2014. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 57 Maxwell St., Albany, NY 12208. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

HOOSICK STREET PEDIATRICS, PLLC Notice of Formation of Professional Service Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on 7/23/13. 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 the LLC at 333 Hoosick Street, Troy, New York 12180. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of PLLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes. NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF KISMIF PRODUCTIONS, LLC On January 28, 2014, Kismif Productions, LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the New York State Department of State. The principal business location of the LLC is 41 Zelenke Drive, Wynantskill, Rensselaer County, 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 is 41 Zelenke Drive, Wynantskill, NY 12198. The LLC is organized for the purpose of any and all lawful business. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Women R Sisters LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/01/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, Women R Sisters LLC, 782 Third Avenue, Troy, New York 12182. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of an LLC: WP Capital LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on January 28, 2014 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 the LLC, 225 River Street, Second Floor, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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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.

Tech Valley High School® has added a math teacher with more than a decade of teaching experience. Varada Pandya-Vaughan started at TVHS at the end of January as a math teacher, succeeding Nicole Gallo who left TVHS at the end of the 2012-13 school year to relocate downstate. Vaughan, who has degrees from the College of Saint Rose and the University of Albany, previously taught math in the Albany City District. “Varada comes to TVHS with a wealth of mathematics teaching experience, tremendous positive energy, and is a wonderful addition to our staff,” said TVHS Principal Dan Liebert.

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. 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. Notice of Formation of an LLC: Route 4 D&R Ventures, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 14, 2013. 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: The LLC, 421 New Karner Road, Suite 2, Albany, New York 12205. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: WESTWIND AG, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on December 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: 141 Verbeck Avenue, Schaghticoke, New York 12154. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs may be formed under the New York LLC law. Notice of Formation of an LLC: Wolfies Deals LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on January 21, 2014. 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: Scott Allen Wolf, 18 Northern Drive, Troy, NY 12182.

EMPLOYMENT Part Time Receptionist Schodack Podiatry Office 25-30 hrs

M. ELLIOTT PROVIDING FREE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE Matt Elliott of East Greenbush, NY, is volunteering through a United Way program to offer free tax return assistance to lowincome area residents this tax season. A total of 28 students from SUNY Oneonta’s School of Economics and Business have become certified by the IRS to help families prepare simple tax forms through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Elliott, a junior majoring in Business Economics, is a graduate of Columbia High School.

COMPUTER LESSONS FOR SENIORS Computer lessons will be offered at the Rensselaer County Troy Senior Center, located at 19 Third St., Troy. The lessons will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am. Sign up is required. Please stop by the Center office or call 270-5348. The Troy Senior Center offers programs, services, information, and assistance to seniors age 60 plus. There are no membership fees to join and we are open Monday through Friday from 8:30-3:00 pm.

$1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED The Rensselaer County Agricultural and Horticultural Society, otherwise known as The Schaghticoke Fair announces that ten $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to current New York State high school seniors and/ or students currently enrolled in college. The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association (NYSSA) sponsor the scholarships. The qualifying students must be active at the Schaghticoke Fair or with the NYSSA. All applicants from Rensselaer County must submit their applications through the Schaghticoke Fair or the NYSSA no later than Friday, April 11, 2014. Information is available at the Schaghticoke Fair office, 69 Stillwater Bridge Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154, through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County and from local high school guidance offices. Applications must be printed and completed from the website at www.nyfairs.org. For more information, contact the Schaghticoke Fair office at 753-4411, x13.

AVERILL PARK ANNOUNCES KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2014-15 The Averill Park School District has begun the process of registering boys and girls for the 2014-2015 Kindergarten Classes. If you, or someone you know, has a child who will be five years of age on or before December 1, 2009 please contact the district registrar at 674-7050 extension 2819 to make sure that the child is listed on our school census. This will guarantee that you will receive all upcoming kindergarten information by mail. Registration paperwork should be hand delivered by the parent or guardian to the district registrar at the district office in Averill Park High School during the month of February. Registration hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3:30 PM with extended evening hours on February 25th until 7 PM. Registration forms are accepted on a walk-in basis only. No appointment is required. All paperwork must be completed by 2-28-2014. New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164, requires that all pupils must be immunized as follows for your child to attend school: 3 doses of diphtheria (usually as DTP, DT or Td) 3 doses of oral polio vaccine 1 dose of mumps vaccine after 12 months of age 1 dose of rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of age 2 doses of measles vaccine, the first after 12 months of age and the second after 15 months of age. 3 doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine given in a 6 month period of time. 1 dose of varicella vaccine (chicken pox)

VILLAGE OF NASSAU ELECTION NOTICE • 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 TurnerBulan Village of Nassau Clerk

HELP WANTED Diesel Mechanics: 2 locations. Great pay/ benefits. 830 S. Pearl St. Albany, NY 12202. (518) 5980600 and 500 Sterling Ave. Schenectady, NY 12306. (518) 355-1724 or apply http:// www.durhamschoolservices.com Employee owned construction company seeks insulators. No exp. necessary. F/T permanent employment with benefit package, competitive wages, & opportunities for advancement into NYS approved apprenticeship programs. Requires travel, vechicle a must. Drug free workplace and EOE. Call (518)766-9360 betw. 12-4 pm

FAX RESUME 479-3358 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Sneak Peek LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State on February 7, 2014. Office located in Rensselaer County. Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. Secretary of State shall mail such process to 2109 15th Street, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose of LLC is any lawful activity.

LOCAL NON-PROFIT SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS Start your new year with an exciting opportunity to give back! I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward postgraduation goals. The organization currently supports teenage girls in area high schools by providing mentoring partnerships. I am I can is currently seeking additional board members who can network and provide access to community resources, fundraising opportunities, outreach, and program development. If you would like to be a part of this grass-roots, growing organization, while having a positive impact on girls in our local communities, then this is the place for YOU! If you would like to learn more about this amazing organization and board opportunities, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff, at 688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com.

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Famous Poets announces that $5,000.00 in cash and prizes will be awarded this year to amateur poets. Poets, especially beginners, are encouraged to enter for their chance to win. To enter send one poem of 21 lines or less: Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 21, Talent, OR 97540. Or enter on-line at www.famouspoets.com. A winner’s list will be sent to all entrants. The deadline for entering is March 1, 2014. ”Any poet, whether published or not, can be a winner,” says Executive Director Mark Schramm. “When people learn about our free poetry contest, they suddenly realize that their own poetic talent can win cash prizes, as well as garner national recognition.” Famous Poets has awarded over $400,000.00 in cash to amateur poets over the years, more than any other poetry society. We are helping Poetry, the Cinderella of the Arts, find her glass slipper.

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to answer me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my mother. Oh, Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances in my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. The person must say this prayer 3 consecutive days, after 3 days, the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favor is granted. P.G. 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. D.F.

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LOCALS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT FAIRFIELD UNIV. Fairfield University has announced that the following local residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester: Michele Benevento, a resident of Averill Park; and Jonathan Bernardo, a resident of Troy.

AIRMAN PEARCE GRADUATES BASIC TRAINING Air Force Airman Preston W. Pearce graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Pearce is the son of Pamela Mulheren of Troy. He is a 2012 graduate of Troy High School.

“GO THE EXTRA MILE” On Sunday, February 23, 2014, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will hear the words of Matthew 5:38-48 and focus on Jesus’ message which urges us to live in whole and holy relationships, especially with those who cannot see beyond the legalisms that justify oppression and injustice. We need to do more than love those who have violated us. We need to do more than to just love our neighbor. We must love our enemies as well. In the sermon titled, “Go The Extra Mile,” the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will speak to how our baptismal vows promise that we will live a transformed, transfigured life that serves to result in our peace with God. The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. 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.

TROY and the WAR of 1812 On Sunday, March 2nd, at 1:30PM, Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, will be at the Troy Public Library to discuss Troy and the War of 1812. Due to its strategic location, and despite being a very young and small village, Troy men and businesses were instrumental in the prosecution of the war. Troy men took the first British flag captured during the war. Captain John Ellis Wool began his 52-year military career as one leader of General Stephen Van Rensselaer’s failed invasion of Canada. Local businessmen provided weaponry, equipment, clothing and foodstuffs to the troops, and the use of “Uncle Sam” as a depiction of our nation has its origin here in the City. Come learn more about this important time in our city’s history. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information, and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.


SERVICES ADDITIONS/ GARAGES Free estimates. Fully insured. Quality work. 368-3716 APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 APPRAISALS Paul J. Murray - Real Estate Appraisals 674-3638 ATV - MOTORCYCLE SNOW MOBILE & SNOWBLOWER REPAIR Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. CycleCarPartsRus.com 766-6621 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill Park (518)674-5222 BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210 CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444 CASH FOR JUNK CARS $200-500$ 365-3368 CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 CLEANING House/Office. Reas. & trustworthy. Refs. Beth 368-3698 COMPUTER EXPERT Affordable computer repairs. I’ll come to you. Over 20 yrs exp. Tom 469-7029 DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068 DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $349(incl. poor person app) incl. gov. fees if poor person app. is appr. 274-0380 DO IT ALL HOME REPAIR. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall, paint and more. Over 20 years experience. 270-9084 DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908 ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. Stand by Generac generator. 274-5100 FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811

FLOORS Floating, hardwood, tile, refinishing. Ins. Free est. 3683716

Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Authorized service. New & used units, free pickup. Call for holiday specials 1- 877-265-8367 Toll free

GUTTERS/ SEAMLESS The Gutter Guy. Cleaning & repair also avail. Fully ins. 24 yrs. exp. 339-3231

ROOF All types, quality work, free est., fully insured. (518) 368-3716

HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530 HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346

HANDYMAN 30 years experience. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. 526-1604 HOME CARE SERVICES Seniors, children, disabled, hospice experience, excellent references, Amy 518-533-3818 HOME HEALTH AIDES Available 24 hrs., 7 days. Live in avail. Also provide housecleaning, and carpet cleaning. 331-2142 HOME REPAIR AND MORE Painting, masonry, elec. plumbing 25 years. Refs. Ken 857-7689. HOUSE CLEANING Serving Capital District. 25 yrs. Excellent Refs. Jill 727-1342 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 37 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566

ROOF MAINTENANCE No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325 ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 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 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

HOUSECLEANING Residential/ Commercial Cleaning Call Nicole 410-0753.

TREE SERVICE Allmark tree and crane service. Tree pruning and removal 127 ft. crane service. Fully ins. 25+ yrs. 674-5677. Cert. aborist on staff.

JDL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Sm. local company offering a wide variety of services. Fully ins. 30 yrs. exp. 518-366-5243

TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749

JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, b’ment garages. Get it done fast for less cash. Fully ins. 237-JUNK “5865 “

WELDING All types of welding repairs, ornamental, light fabrication. Portable. Rensselaer Welding 477-5200

KITCHEN /BATH REMODELING AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 729-2445 KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Quality work, free estimates. Call anytime 368-3716 KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Specializing in open floor plan layout, clean detailed work. Fully insured. Free estimates. 286-3636 PAINT 1 room or all. Int/ ext., wallpaper removed. Ins. Free est. 368-3716 PAINTING - INT./EXT. AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 424-0078

FIREWOOD Hardwood-- cut, split & del. $185 per cord. 658-0394

PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331

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3rd ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS

The Kinderhook Elks will be hosting its 3rd Annual Special Needs Prom on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 5-9 pm. This event is for children & adults 15 yrs and up. Each participant is allowed 1 guest. Dinner, DJ, and dessert provided. Some formal attire is available upon request. Reservations are required. Please contact Linda Baker at 518-376-8365 to RSVP.

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, February 22nd, 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 one-of-akind items. Ask to see our handicapped equipment. The Thrift Shop is on the CDTA Busline #214, is handicappedaccessible and can be entered from the parking lot behind the building.

E.G. HISTORIAN SEEKING CHS YEARBOOK DONATIONS The East Greenbush Town Historian is looking for Columbia High School yearbook donations. Please bring any Columbia High School yearbook donations from 1979, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1996, 1998 and from 2000 to 2013 to the East Greenbush Town Historian’s office located in the East Greenbush Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. You can call the Historian’s office at 477-4869.

WORSHIP at HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Worship at Hope United Methodist Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with a children’s Sunday School for Pre-K through 5th grade. At 5:30 p.m., join Hope ALIVE for an upbeat contemporary service. Hope will host a Church Family Movie and Craft Night on Saturday, February 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. Invite your friends and neighbors. There will be fun activities for all ages. Mark your calendars for the annual SERVICE AUCTION AND DINNER on Saturday, March 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.

LOCAL STUDENTS EARN DEAN’S LIST HONORS from WELLS COLLEGE The following students from Wells College were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester: Heather Barscz, class of 2017, of Troy, N.Y.; Heather graduated from Lansingburgh High School and is a member of Wells’ soccer team. Sarah Brady, class of 2017, of Rensselaer, N.Y.; Sarah graduated from Rensselaer Middle-High School. Lindsey Bush, class of 2014, of Averill Park, N.Y.; Lindsey graduated from Averill Park High School, is studying English with a concentration in creative writing at Wells, and is a member of the college’s soccer team. Thomas Laier, class of 2014, of East Nassau, N.Y.; Thomas is studying history at Wells. The Dean’s List consists of students who earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for at least 12 hours of coursework in a given semester.

AREA STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST at PAUL SMITH’S COLLEGE The following area students were named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College during the fall 2013 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction: Nathan Piche of Hoosick Falls. Piche majors in forestry. Piche was also named an Adirondack Scholar, having achieved a cumulative average of at least 3.8. Ryan Bornt of Troy. Bornt majors in forestry. Robert Cipperly of Troy. Cipperly majors in recreation, adventure travel and ecotourism. Amanda Middleton of Hoosick Falls. Middleton majors in hotel, resort and tourism management. Robert Pearson of Hoosick Falls. Pearson majors in forest recreation resource management.

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LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO FALL 2013 DEANS’ LIST AT HVCC Several local students were recently named to the Deans’ List at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY for the Fall 2013 academic term. Each fall and spring term, the college’s Deans’ List honors those students who have a term grade point average between 3.0 and 3.5. Local students include: Averill Park: Nathan Chin, Physical Education Studies academic program. Shaun Cuff, Respiratory Care academic program. Marissa Cylkoff, Non-Matriculated academic program. Ryan Edwards, Architectural Technology academic program. Chad Foster, Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program. Joshua Fryer, Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services academic program. Andrew Hayes, Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program. Emily Horton, Human Services academic program. Christopher Hotaling, Criminal Justice academic program. William Jackson, Non-matriculated academic program. Brian Kennison, Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration academic program. Jessica Kenyon, Business Administration academic program. Kristi Lachar, Human Services academic program. Emily Martin, Nursing academic program. Michael Martin, Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services academic program. Jonathan Milkiewicz, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Kevin O’Byrne, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Megan Sedgwick, Business Administration academic program. Trevor Wagner, Automotive Technical Service academic program. Jeanna Wait, Health Sciences academic program. Jessica Zelanko, Diagnostic Medical Sonography academic program. Berlin: Kassandra Homiak, Human Services academic program. Justin Shorter Shorter, Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services academic program. Brainard: Gary Bingham, Mechanical Engineering Technology academic program. Castleton: Caitlyn Andrews, Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program. Gabrielle Cooke, Criminal Justice academic program. Nicholas Feeley, Individual Studies academic program. Alicia Mickleboro, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Sonny Patel, Business Administration academic program. Rachelle Sturgis, Paramedic academic program. Castleton on Hudson: Andrew Bourdeau, Business Administration academic program. Daniel Brin, Business Administration academic program. Abigail Brooking, Business Administration academic program. Christopher Carner, Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program. Andrew Cellini, Biological Sciences academic program. Jacob Davis, Individual Studies academic program. Ryan Davis, Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program. Isabella Finkle, Individual Studies academic program. Bobbi Sue Garvansites, Criminal Justice academic program. Samantha Giacomino, Fine Arts academic program. David Graham, Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program. Emily Hulick, Individual Studies academic program. Rebecca Johnson, Dental Assisting academic program. Destiny Lawyer, Individual Studies academic program. Amanda Meacham, Non-Matriculated academic program. Robert Miller, Criminal Justice academic program. Anthony Moak, Computer Information Systems: Web Design and WWW Programming academic program. Carolyn Morris, Individual Studies academic program. Brandy Radley in the Early Childhood academic program. Nicholas Reilly, Non-Matriculated academic program. Logan Samarija, Business Administration academic program. Amber Savio, Individual Studies academic program. Steven Sepowski, Criminal Justice academic program. Danielle Slominski, Human Services academic program. Justin Smith, Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services academic program. Randy Stevens, Mortuary Science academic program. Daniel Tompkins, Criminal Justice academic program. Demi Wright, Individual Studies academic program. Cherry Plain: Alex French, Engineering Science academic program. Cropseyville: Joanna Elie, Administrative Information Management and Technology academic

program. Sean Hemendinger, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Justin Levsha, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Sara Marozas, Human Services academic program. Eagle Bridge: Kaitlynn Austin, Early Childhood academic program. Kyle Redden, Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program. East Greenbush: Sarah Anderson, Non-Matriculated academic program. McKenzie Bagarose, Individual Studies academic program. Michelle Belak, Criminal Justice academic program. Paul Burlingame, Criminal Justice academic program. Laura Burns, Nursing academic program. Zachary Gamello, Non-matriculated academic program. Danielle Gonzalez, Human Services academic program. Kyle Hart, Automotive Technical Service academic program. Kelly Hernandez, Nursing academic program. Dana Hesch, Human Services academic program. Ronald Kellar, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Jonathan Mascolo, Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology academic program. William Maselli, Criminal Justice academic program. Lydia Mazur, Individual Studies academic program. Jessica Meddis, Fine Arts academic program. Blaine Mendrysa, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Kira O’Connell, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Nicolas Prinzo, Business Administration academic program. Ryan Puentes, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Sean Renzi, Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program. Kelsey Rivard, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Lindsay Rock-Swartz, Business - Accounting academic program. Sarah Schuurman, Biological Sciences academic program. Alysha Tempel, Samaritan Hospital Nursing academic program. Valerie Varone, Individual Studies academic program. Damin Walton, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Edward Webber, Individual Studies academic program. Kenneth Wood, Mechanical Engineering Technology academic program. East Nassau: Brandon Bullinger, Polysomnography academic program. Patricia Court, Individual Studies academic program. Tiffany Crownover, Business Administration academic program. Matthew Mancino, Business Administration academic program. Makayla McCarty, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Grafton: Jordan Baldwin, Paramedic academic program. Nassau: John Batsios, Nursing academic program. Casey Canfield, Human Services academic program. Brandon Colgan, Criminal Justice academic program. Caleb Frink, Computer Information Systems academic program. Niamh Hardaker, Business Administration academic program. Frederick Hiller, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Ryan Kendrick, Criminal Justice academic program. Murphy Lill, Criminal Justice academic program. Rebecca LoPresti, Individual Studies academic program. Timothy Mayorchak, Non-Matriculated academic program. Daniel McCowan, Liberal Arts and Science: Math and Science academic program. Corey Otterbeck, Criminal Justice academic program. Catherine Raimo, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Jennifer Sabaday, Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program. Tyler Schlutow, Business Administration academic program. Katelyn Wait, Individual Studies academic program. Poestenkill: Morgan Ducatte, Respiratory Care academic program. Alisha Frazee, Non-Matriculated academic program. Enrique Ortega, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Janice Thomas, Criminal Justice academic program. Nicholas Wait, Engineering Science academic program. Rensselaer: Galyna Abbruzzese, Dental Assisting academic program. Fnu Anjali Nair, Business Administration academic program. Kayla Barnes, Human Services academic program. Dean Bilpuh, Business Administration academic program. Ethan Bleau, Individual Studies academic program. Chelsea Bohley, Individual Studies academic program. Meaghan Breig, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Miranda Bryant, Environmental Science academic program. Angelina Caringi, Respiratory Care academic program. Ryan Carlson, Automotive Technical Service academic program. Joshua Carne, Business Administration academic program. Kristen Chowenhill, Nursing academic program. Lucas Coyne, Individual Studies academic program. Dominic DeRubertis, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Danielle Decker, Individual Studies academic program. Kerri Engle, Non-Matriculated academic program. Kelly Fahrenkopf, Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program. Lindsey Forkeutis, Individual Studies academic program. Benjamin Gabriel, Physical Education Studies academic program. Jason Getman, Business Administration academic program. Joshua Gowie, Business Administration academic program. Katherine Grill, Human Services academic program. Robert Hackel, Auto Body Repair academic program. Adrian Hilstro, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Francis Ivancic, Radiologic Technology academic program. Sarah Janowski, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Franklyn Jenkins, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Michael Jones, Individual Studies academic program. Joshua Ladd, Automotive Technical Service academic program. Caitlyn LoPresti, Individual Studies academic program. Austin Lobban, Physical Education Studies academic program. Brian Mahoney, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Mina Malaty, Business Administration academic program. Gabrielle Marriner, Criminal Justice academic program. Zachary Mazurowski, Business Administration academic program. Shannon Mieczkowski, Business Administration academic program. Rebecca Moore, Early Childhood academic program. Brenden Nunziata, Non-matriculated academic program. Hnin Oo, Non-matriculated academic program. Matthew Peasley, Architectural Technology academic program. Stephanie Phillips, Early Childhood academic program. Darcie Reed, Nursing academic program. Stephanie Renslow, Human Services academic program. Rachel Robinson, Health Information Management and Technology academic program. Christine Ross, Fine Arts academic program. Christopher Sehne, Mechanical Engineering Technology academic program. Danica Silot, Business Administration academic program. Steven Simmons, Broadcast Communications academic program. Navdeep Singh, Non-matriculated academic program. Joseph Smith, Respiratory Care

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academic program. Kayley Storms, Criminal Justice academic program. Triston Tuller, Business Administration academic program. Paul VanKempen, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Mallory Volpi, Health Information Management and Technology academic program. Nicholle Wagar, Individual Studies academic program. Jarrid Wilkinson, Individual Studies academic program. Zehra Zaidi, Invasive Cardiovascular Technology academic program. Helen Zan, Biological Sciences academic program. Sand Lake: Scott Booth, Business Accounting academic program. Michael Rice, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Gene VanValkenburgh, Individual Studies academic program. Schodack Landing: Jessalyn Rodgers, Human Services academic program. Stephentown: Julie Harrell, Paramedic academic program. Cole MacVeigh, Individual Studies academic program. Arizona Matrigali, Human Services academic program. Matthew Sowycz, Physical Sciences academic program. Samantha Spaniol, Business Administration academic program. Troy: Bradley Adams, Physical Education Studies academic program. Kossi Agbozo, Business Administration academic program. Abbey Akangbou, Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program. Lisa Allen, Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program. Maria Lona Andi, Nursing academic program. Patrick Anthony, Paramedic academic program. Miguel Arauz, Individual Studies academic program. Kristene Ballard, Nursing academic program. Cassidy Begin, Individual Studies academic program. Emily Belanger, Criminal Justice academic program. Jordan Bensen, Human Services academic program. Elizabeth Bradley, Nursing academic program. Amanda Briggs, Mortuary Science academic program. Tiffany Brown, Human Services academic program. Austin Bryant, Forensic Science academic program. Hanna Cadman, Individual Studies academic program. Frank Calacone, Business Administration academic program. Allison Caldwell, Business Administration academic program. Quayvon Canty, Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services academic program. Melissa Capalbo, Nursing academic program. Alicia Carr, Health Information Management and Technology academic program. Michael Case, Criminal Justice academic program. Valerie Chorwat, Samaritan Hospital Nursing academic program. Nicholas Clark, Physical Education Studies academic program. Colin Clow, Construction Technology academic program. Kyle Czarnick, Automotive Technical Service academic program. Jarrett Dayton, Business Administration academic program. Jason DesForge, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Matthew Donnelly, Business - Accounting academic program. Jelisha Evans, Health Information Management and Technology academic program. Samantha Evans, Nursing academic program. David Farnan, Individual Studies academic program. Robert Fisher, Computer Information Systems academic program. Elvira Ford, Human Services academic program. Holger Garcia, Accounting academic program. Shelby Giamei, Individual Studies academic program. Kerry Gneiting, Individual Studies academic program. Carolyn Golden, Early Childhood academic program. Taesean Goodwin, Broadcast Communications academic program. Brittany Gourrier, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Melissa Gowie, Dental Hygiene academic program. Richard Grainger, Business Administration academic program. Devin Hagan, Individual Studies academic program. Katie Harrington, Dental Hygiene academic program. Shawna Hartley, Human Services academic program. Ashley Hasbrouck, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Jason Hoefer, Automotive Technical Service academic program. Genniese Jones, Human Services academic program. Joel Joslin, Civil Engineering Technology academic program. Bianca Karayan, Individual Studies academic program. Malory Kelts, Computer Information Systems academic program. Deborah LaFountaine, Nursing academic program. Rose Marie LaPietra, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. John Paolo Lardizabal, Auto Body Repair academic program. Krystal Lauer-Weigand, Individual Studies academic program. Tyoaksha Leak, Human Services academic program. Timothy Lever, Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program. Kansinya Lewis, Human Services academic program. Richard Livsey, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Christopher Locklear, Fine Arts academic program. Fern Louko, Individual Studies academic program. Gerald Lyman, Business Administration academic program. Larissa MacAllister, Business - Accounting academic program. Robert MacLeod, Mortuary Science academic program. Boubacar Maiga, Public Administration academic program. Britta Main, Human Services academic program. Connor Maloney, Non-Matriculated academic program. Richard Marlow, Individual Studies academic program. Brian Martino, Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program. Nisbeth Matthews, Health Information Management and Technology academic program. Sydney Melsom, Business - Marketing academic program. Joshua Memmelaar, Paramedic academic program. Melissa Middlebrook, Human Services academic program. Rhonda Miller, Individual Studies academic program. Tadeus Miller, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Joseph Millington, Telecommunications Technology - Verizon academic program. Carole Montanino, Individual Studies academic program. Jarrod Nash, Individual Studies academic program. Daryl O’Brien, Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program. Hannah Ohemaa-Takyi, Criminal Justice academic program. Laiken Ovitt, Nonmatriculated academic program. Eric Patricelli, Business Administration academic program. Noah Patterson, Civil Engineering Technology academic program. Andrew Pelton, Computer Information Systems academic program. Emily Pena, Individual Studies academic program. Bruno Pinheiro, Computer Information Systems academic program. Iris Ponce De Leon, Paramedic academic program. Ken Powers, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Jared Primus, Criminal Justice academic program. George Provost, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Emily Qua, Criminal Justice academic program. Joshua Quiles, Business - Marketing academic program. Mackenzie Quintal, Individual Studies academic program. Jason Randall,

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LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO FALL 2013 DEANS’ LIST AT HVCC contd. Construction Technology academic program. Daniel Reichelt, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Alexa Reyes, Early Childhood academic program. Kayla Rivera, Early Childhood academic program. Kizzy Rivers, Individual Studies academic program. Reinaldo Roman, Construction Technology academic program. Paul Roulier, Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration academic program. Yamina Sanaa, Business Administration academic program. Julia Schofield, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Nicholas Scialdone, Individual Studies academic program. Daniel Shelton, Criminal Justice academic program. Sharda Shubert, Broadcast Communications academic program. Sarah Shutter, Human Services academic program. Lynn Smith-Perry, Individual Studies academic program. Jor-El Spain, Environmental Science academic program. Joseph Sullivan, Non-Matriculated academic program. Vincenzo Testa, Liberal Arts and Science: Adolescence Education academic program. Edward Tice, Business Administration academic program. Dennis Torres, Health Information Management and Technology academic program. Gardy Toussaint, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Jay Trotter, Business Administration academic program. Jalen Turner, Criminal Justice academic program. Davut Uskuplu, Business Administration academic program. Anthony Valenti, Auto Body Repair academic program. Michael Valle, Individual Studies academic program. Jessica Valyou, Non-matriculated academic program. Gail Van Wie, Public Administration academic program. Olivia VanEpps, Individual Studies academic program. Samuel Vogel, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Shaochong Wang, Engineering Science academic program. Shelby Ward, Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration academic program. Caleb Wells, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Tara Westfall, Human Services academic program. Tasheeka Williams, Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program. Garfield Wisdom, Construction Technology academic program. Clyde Woodruff, Human Services academic program. Mathew Yamin, Individual Studies academic program. Austin Yerden, Computer Information Systems academic program. Maria Zajesky, Individual Studies academic program. West Sand Lake: Marissa Clesceri, Individual Studies academic program. Lindsey DeCamp, Radiologic Technology academic program. Alexa DeSormeau, Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program. Marissa Doscher, Biological Sciences academic program. Jaclyn Kieper, Nursing academic program. Dylan Larkin, Physical Education Studies academic program. Kiersten Ockenholt, Business Administration academic program. Ben Rescott, Individual Studies academic program. Matthew Sciarrino, Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration academic program. Wynantskill: Taylor Chenette, Business Administration academic program. Trevor Craft, Individual Studies academic program. Lianna Crognale, Broadcast Communications academic program. Branden Crosier, Liberal Arts and Science: Adolescence Education academic program. Jillian Cruisce, Individual Studies academic program. Monique Endriss-Jett, Individual Studies academic program. Kyle Geraci, Physical Education Studies academic program. Zachary Goodness, Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program. Kenneth Hilt, Entrepreneurship academic program. Tonya Humphrey, Criminal Justice academic program. Darryl LaPointe, Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology academic program. Tiana Lott, Individual Studies academic program. Danielle Mancinelli, Human Services academic program. Kaitlyn Marcellus, Fine Arts academic program. Celina Pulenskey, Theatre Arts academic program. Andrew Smith, Individual Studies academic program.

UALBANY ANNOUNCES DEAN’S COMMENDATION RECIPIENTS The following students earned the University at Albany’s fall 2013 Dean’s Commendation for outstanding academic achievement: Shana Shaver of East Greenbush, Albert Yasus of East Greenbush, Helen Carlone of East Nassau, Travis Relyea of Nassau, Joshua Polak of Poestenkill, Drew Murphy of Rensselaer, Nicholas Cogan of Rensselaer, Mark Stenard of Rensselaer, Thomas McCay of Troy, Rue Silver of Troy, Scharlette Wilkins of Troy, Nelka Ortega-Cotto of Troy, Robert Ellis of Wynantskill.

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TEXAS HOLD’EM Texas Hold’em to be held at the West Ghent Firehouse, 74 Bender Blvd. in Ghent on Saturday, February 22nd. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 6PM. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957.

WOODSIDE CEMETERY LOT OWNERS MEETING The Woodside Cemetery will hold their Annual Meeting of Lot Owners and their Families at the Union Gospel Church Hall in East Poestenkill on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 7:00PM. For more information, please call President Mike Kaiser at 2831257. ~ Submitted by Gerald French, Secretary

SPRING IS COMING CRAFTERS WANTED A craft show will be held on April 12th, from 9:30 to 4:30 at the Brunswick Community Center on Keyes Lane in the Town of Brunswick, off of Route 7. The sale will be both inside and outside the community center. Bring your own table, $15.00. Use our table, $20. The show is sponsored by the Brunswick Community Assistance Auxiliary. To reserve a space, call 279-9158 or 279-9177.

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FRIENDS OF THE RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY The Friends of the Rensselaer Public Library will have a table at the upcoming March 1st Craft Fair at RMHS. Please stop by and see us, we will have schedules of March events taking place at the library, bookmarks, membership forms. We will also be selling our library bags and handmade paperback book covers. If you have cabin fever, why not join the Friends? There is a place for everyone: think spring by joining our gardening/grounds committee which will be planning our flower planting strategies; or sort books on Tuesdays and Thursdays with our book sale committee, and we are always looking for volunteers for the summer reading program kick off in late May. Our next meeting is Thursday, February 20th, at 6:30PM in the large meeting room of the library; hope to see you there.

RENSSELAER H.S. PRESENTS “XANADU” Come see Rensselaer High School’s production of “Xanadu” and find out how a stunningly beautiful muse from the netherworld helps a downtrodden mortal achieve his dream and experience great success! Productions will be on March 27th, 28th, 29th at 7pm; and March 30th at 2pm in the high school auditorium at 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Cost of the tickets are $7.00. For more information, call 436-8561 ext. 3104.

RENSSELAER SCHOOL ALUMNI NEWS Hope everyone enjoyed the mixer at Melvin Roads VFW Post on Friday, February 14th, another mixer is planned for March around St. Patrick’s Day. This year the Alumni will have a table at the March 1st Craft Fair at RMHS and hope you will stop by and say hello. If you graduated or attended Rensselaer City School District, and would like to become a member, we will have membership forms available at the craft fair. Anyone who was a member of Sweet 16 at Rensselaer High and would like to sing with the high school choir at the Thursday, April 3rd, spring concert can attend rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the high school music room. Presently there are about 10 former members of Sweet 16, but we know there are more of you out there, so why not join your sisters and sing. The next Alumni meeting is Tuesday, March 4th, at 6:30 PM in the high school LGI room where we will be making arrangements for this year’s Hall of Fame event on April 26th.

CRUISING SOLO MEETING Cruising Solo will hold a meeting on March 4th, at 6pm at the Latham Panera to talk about travel ideas. We are a group of married, single and widowed people who like to make travel plans together. Please e-mail me at millyjr@aol.com or call 2737861 with questions that I would be glad to answer. Please let me know if you are interested, as I will be holding a table.

RENSSELAER CO. HUMANE SOCIETY TO HOLD VACCINE CLINIC The Rensselaer County Humane Society will hold a Vaccine Clinic on February 23rd, from 1PM to 3PM at the Tractor Supply Co., 1649 Columbia Turnpike in Schodack. All vaccines: rabies, distemper, bordetella - $10. No appointment required - WALK INS WELCOME! Proof of vaccine history is required for a 3-year rabies vaccine. All dogs must be on leash and all cats must be in a carrier. Donations of supplies are always needed! Dry/Wet Dog Food, Dry/Wet Cat Food, Kitty Litter, Treats, Strong Toys (Kong, Nylabone).

The Howard L Goff Middle School Drama Club will be performing Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior in the Genet Auditorium on Friday, March 7th, at 7pm; Saturday, March 8th, at 7pm; and Sunday, March 9th, at 2pm. Come out and support the Drama Club and enjoy the play with your families. Tickets will be sold at the door, adults are $10, students and seniors are $8. We hope to see you there!

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