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As I walk through the grocery store’s produce aisle (yes, I too am forced there in the winter), I think back to the summer months when we’re eating right off the farm - from our fields to our table! Our fruits and vegetables have not taken an airplane flight, or a long truck ride… not even a change of zip code! Our produce is just picked, fresh, healthy and delicious! We eat what our farm is producing. Four years ago we started offering our customers an opportunity to eat from our fields to their table, to eat what our farm is currently producing, to purchase a share in our farm. We offer a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Weekly, from mid/end June to mid-September those who purchased a Summer Vegetable CSA share, pick up from Kristy’s Barn a basket filled with whatever is being harvested that week. Variety and quantity varies in the basket each week as different crops ripen and different plantings are picked. Via the nature of a CSA, our shareholders are sharing our farming risk. An example of this is 2 years ago was an extremely dry summer. Ken made the decision to irrigate other produce and not our cabbage – therefore our CSA customers received tasty but small cabbage due to its lack of irrigation. Our CSA customers shared the risk of Mother Nature with us. CSA is not for everyone and Kristy’s Barn will always have full displays of all fruits and vegetables if you want to pick out just what you want. For others who are looking to support our farm up front, a CSA might be right for you. Check out our website www.kristysbarn.com. If you have questions, please call 477-6250 and leave a message. Shares are limited, and need to be reserved; and a deposit paid by the end of March and full payment received by May 15th. We also offer a Fall Fruit CSA. We Thank all our customers and the community for their continuous support, and look forward to a great 2014 farming year. We’ll be opening Kristy’s Barn May 1, 2014. See you then.

TVHS STUDENTS TO DIRECT, CHOREOGRAPH AND PERFORM MULAN Like their counterparts across the country, Tech Valley High School® students are preparing to stage a theatrical production this spring. But unlike their peers, when the TVHS students take the stage on April 4 and 5 to stage Mulan, they will be doing so under the direction and choreography of fellow students. In fact, much of the production is headed by students who developed the idea, cast the show, sought rights to stage it and who are now in the process of blocking and rehearsing with their fellow students. “Unless it’s student initiated, we don’t get involved,” said teacher Sophia Hsia, one of only two adults with any responsibilities in the show. She and fellow teacher Sean O’Brien are providing advice to the student and Hsia, who has a degree in music, is providing musical support. “But it’s really the students who are doing everything,” Hsia states. Juniors Dan Quinones and Andrew Glanton, both from Averill Park, are co-directing and co-choreographing the show, as well as appearing in it. “We love the arts,” said Quinones, “and we believe students should have the opportunity to take part in them at Tech Valley.” “It’s a lot of work, but we do it because we believe it is important,” added Glanton.

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TENDER LOVING CARE GROUP at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH OF WSL The first Saturday of each month, from 1PM to 3PM, the Tender Loving Care Group continues to sew, knit and crochet. On February 1st, we had 36 collected pillowcases for distribution to hospitalized children at Albany Medical Center and also the Veterans’ Hospital in Albany. One baby quilt for St. Paul’s shelter, and six lap Afghans, 20 preemie knitted caps, and one crocheted table topper. Temar, a nice young man from Albany, comes with his mother; and as you can see by his smile, he is “loving every minute of it!” He is shown ironing the cases, but also has helped in sewing also. He is a delight to have, and we invite other children to come and share their talents with us. We have wonderful teachers there who will assist any child or adult how to knit, crochet, sew; and as you can see, we need people to iron! We have all the supplies one would need to do any of the above projects and the BEST TEACHERS in the WORLD! We also have refreshments and drinks available. SO SAVE THIS DATE! Soon we will be all out sowing seeds, but in the meantime, let us sew for others to brighten their day! Any questions you can call Evah Beck at 674-3292 or Trinity Lutheran Church at 674-5501. If no answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you! See you on Saturday, March 1st.


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As Upstate residents we are used to winters. However, we have not had one like this one in a while and it is beating up our snow removal budget. I’m hoping for an early Spring! In the meantime, if you snowshoe, I would suggest you try out the Town’s Mud Pond Preserve Trail at 591 Central Nassau Road. The trail is a great deal of fun. We recently held a public hearing at the Hoags Corners Firehouse on the proposed Sewer Use Ordinance. We send our thanks to all that attended and provided great feedback and to Hoags Corners for allowing us to utilize the building. The Board made changes to the proposed law based on the comments presented and passed the local law at our last meeting. Councilman Goebel has announced that the annual small animal Tailgate Sale will be held at the Highway Garage on April 26, 2014. The Farm and Ag Committee is also looking at including plants this year. Please mark your calendar for this event. The Board has authorized the request for proposals to replace the roof of a town building located at 3130 US Route 20. If you know anyone interested in this job, please be sure to pass this information along. Specifications are available on the Town’s website. The Board also continued to discuss the ongoing repairs to the Town Hall with the next phase of the project to be completion of the insulation and upgrades of the remaining upstairs offices as well as to the façade. As you will recall, this work has been done with grants and gifts to the town. I’m also pleased to announce that the Board will hold a meeting on March 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to interview candidates for town committees. We are pleased to welcome Brandon Forquer as a temporary employee at the Highway Department to serve as a wingman. Additionally, please note that the Town’s Annual Financial Report has been filed. A copy is available online. Finally, at our last meeting we authorized payments to the Sewer District engineers and to the Town of Sand Lake for the Burden Lake project. I would like to thank Sand Lake for continuing to work with Nassau to look for ways to mutually benefit the Burden Lake communities. Please feel free to visit our website at www.townofnassau.org for all the latest information. Thank you.

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REBECCA MURPHY NAMED MEMBER OF SUNY DELHI’S ARCHITECTURE CLUB Rebecca Murphy of West Sand Lake, NY, has been named a member of SUNY Delhi’s Architecture Club for the 2013-2014 academic year. Murphy is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design and Building. The Architecture Club is one of over 50 recognized student organizations found on the SUNY Delhi campus. The college continues to seek opportunities in providing students with academic support outside of the classroom. The Architecture Club is a student-run organization with a purpose to promote fellowship among its members through architecture-related activities.

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A. DOWNEY NAMED to PRESIDENT’S LIST at SUNY OSWEGO Audrey O. Downey of Troy (junior, teaching English to speakers of other languages) has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Oswego. Students who achieve grade averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale are named to the President’s List, the top 7.7 of Oswego students.

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.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR THE SOLDIERS STATIONED OVERSEAS IN KUWAIT Boy Scout Scott Gundrum from Boy Scout Troop 525 in West Sand Lake, NY is seeking your help with his Eagle Project. He will be packing support and appreciation boxes for our soldiers in Kuwait. The items needed as donations for the soldiers include: Food items - Clif Bars, Trail mix, Slim Jim’s, Beef Jerky, Nuts, Pop Tarts, Pudding, Pretzel sticks, Fruit snacks, Girl Scout cookies, Twizzlers, Hard Candies, Gum, Microwaveable (Mac n’ Cheese, Soup, Popcorn),Peanut Butter, Jelly, Tuna fish (and other canned items ),Ketchup, Mustard & Relish (packets to carry in pockets) Powdered Coffee Creamer, Iced Tea mix, Sugar, Coffee. Personal Hygiene For Both Men and Women - Pocket mirrors, Toenail clippers, Chapstick, Floss, Nasal spray, Sunscreen, Antacids, Baby wipes, Foot powder, Tylenol, Q tips, Baby Powder, Eye drops, Pocket size First aid kit, Vitamins, Sewing kits (with dark thread), Deodorant, Soap , Toothbrushes / Toothpaste. Personal items - Zip Lock Bags (important for carrying items in), Books, Dryer sheets / laundry soap, Clorox wipes, Towels, Washcloths, Thumb tacks, Tape, Magnets, Note cards, Pens / Pencils, Writing note paper, Sharpies ,Journals, Games (board games, video games, card games), Coffee cups /Travel mugs, Water guns, Balls (soccer balls, baseballs, volley ball set, footballs), Cameras, Sun Glasses, Yo-Yo’s, Hair pins, socks (black, white or green), face wash, shampoo, conditioner, mousse, nondisposable razors, under- wear (men and women). Items for the Kids they see - Candy / lollipops, School supplies, Beanie Babies, Crayons, coloring books, Toy cars/dolls. Letters to show appreciation. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. You may leave your contributions in the boxes provided in the Sunoco Station om Rt. 43 across from Averill Park High School, at the Gettysburg Flag Works in East Greenbush or in several local Churches. For further information, contact Scotty Gundrum at sgundrumjr@verizon.net. In advance, thank you for helping out and supporting our service personnel.

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 pre-registration is required. Call Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518) 2724210 and ask for Marcie, or visit www.ccerensselaer.org for details.

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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.

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 283~ Submitted by Gerald French, Secretary 1257.


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SOCIAL PHOBICS ANONYMOUS (SPA) SUPPORT GROUP 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.

Troubled by nuisance wildlife in your garden? Love to get some tips on dealing with them? Remember, Spring is just around the corner! Come join the Greenbush Garden Club on Tuesday, March 4th, for Calming the Wildlife in the Garden. Angie Tompkin, Educator and Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator of the Schenectady County Cooperative Extension will teach us how to handle those pesky moles in your yard, woodchucks in your vegetable garden or deer in your perennials. Our meeting is at the East Greenbush Community Library and begins at 6:30.

MR. GEORGE HADDAD TO SPEAK AT NEW LEBANON SENIORS MINISTRY MEETING The Seniors’ Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish will hold their regular monthly meeting on February 28, at 11:30 am, in the parish hall. The church and the hall are located at 732 U.S. Route 20, in New Lebanon. This month, the ministry welcomes Mr. George Haddad, the President and CEO of Haddad Motors in Pittsfield. Mr. Haddad will discuss important considerations for potential car buyers, such as purchasing new vs. used cars, leasing vs. buying, financing options, and the pros and cons of buying additional warranties. All interested members of the community are invited to the program, and lunch is available afterward at no charge. For further information, please call Mary at 518-733-0469.

AMERICAN CHESTNUT TALK in STEPHENTOWN 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.

GIRL SCOUT SO. REGION INTER’L FAIR • March 2, 2014, from 1:00 3:30PM at Hudson Valley Community College, McDonough Sports Complex ~ Admission $3. In honor of Thinking Day, Girl Scouts from the Southern Region, which include Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties, will be displaying countries from around the world and their cultures. Taste various cuisine, view costumes, customs and crafts.

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.

FT. CRAILO CHAPTER DAR The Ft. Crailo Chapter of NSDAR will have a table at the March 1st Craft Fair at RMHS, and encourage everyone to stop by and see us. We will have information about our chapter and DAR in general, membership forms and genealogy. We will be selling our mason jar soup and cookie mix. Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 15th, at 10:30AM at the East Greenbush Library where we will be having a “show and tell” about historic preservation, members are encouraged to bring a family heirloom, genealogy chart or album to the meeting. At our April 12th meeting, we will be traveling to Guardian House for women veterans in Saratoga Co.

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On March 11, 12 and 13, the Local Catholic Community of Sacred Heart, St Jude the Apostle and St. Michael the Archangel will be hosting a Lenten Mission presented by Frank Runyeon, well-known Hollywood Actor and Graduate of Princeton University with a Major in Religion. In his career, Mr. Runyeon has adapted seven Biblical texts for his performances and has presented his programs to over 2,000 Catholic and Protestant Churches, receiving outstanding reviews. Each night will be held in one of the three churches with a different topic every night. There will be music for each presentation. There is no fee to attend, but each attendee is asked to bring a free-will offering or a non-perishable food item to support our local food pantries. Light refreshments will be served. Please plan on joining us for these up-lifting presentations during Lent.

SAVVY CAREGIVER MULTI-SESSION 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. The Savvy Caregiver program helps caregivers better understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing, and how to best provide individualized care for loved ones along the continued decline associated with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 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 Ridge, 30 Community Way in East Greenbush on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; March 6, 13, 20, & 27 and April 3. Tammy Childrose, Rensselaer County Dept. for Aging

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

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STUDENTS NAMED to the DEAN’S LIST at the COLLEGE at BROCKPORT The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Matthew Miller of Averill Park, NY was named to the Dean’s List with Honors. Zachary Kilmer of Rensselaer, NY was named to the Dean’s List with Honors. Kendra Andrew of Eagle Bridge, NY was named to the Dean’s List with Honors. Leandra Kneeland of Troy, NY was named to the Dean’s List with Honors. Bethany Selkis of Rensselaer, NY was named to the Dean’s List. Jennifer Knox of Rensselaer, NY was named to the Dean’s List. Nicholas Pontari of Troy, NY was named to the Dean’s List. Students who earn a GPA of 3.70–3.99 are named to the Dean’s List with Honors, while students who achieve a 3.40– 3.69 are named to the Dean’s List.

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.

LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO LE MOYNE COLLEGE’S FALL 2013 DEANS LIST Le Moyne College congratulates the following students who have been named to its Deans List (those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher) for the Fall 2013 Semester. Patrick Curtin of Castleton On Hudson is a Junior majoring in Biology. Anna Curtin of Castleton is a Freshman majoring in Biology. Lauren Stockli of Rensselaer is a Junior majoring in Biology. Edwin Tobin of Schodack Landing is a Freshman majoring in Environmental Studies.

The Season of Epiphany of the Church Year ends with the spotlight finally being placed on Jesus. Soon He will no longer benefit from being incognito. In just a few short weeks, His ministry will reach its final goal. The prophets words will be fulfilled as they shout: “Lights, Camera, Action,” this week’s sermon based upon Mark 9: 2-13. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Worship begins at 10AM. Please go to our website: http://www.lovelutheran. net/ for more information and directions, or call 477-8685.

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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.

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A. DESPART MAKES MCLA DEAN’S LIST Cynthia Brown, vice president for academic affairs at Massachuetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has announced that Anna Despart of Castleton was placed on the dean’s list for the Fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s honor list, matriculated students must be enrolled in six or more credit courses attain a grade point average of 3.25 or better and have no incomplete grades. A total of 516 MCLA students were named to the dean’s list this past Fall.

NAMI BASICS for PARENTS & CAREGIVERS of CHILDREN with MENTAL ILLNESS FREE 6-week classes for parents/caregivers of children or adolescent living with a mental health condition. Facilitated by parents and caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children. WHEN: Tuesdays @ 6:00 - 8:30 PM. March 4th and continues weekly for 6 weeks. WHERE: SUNY School of Public Health Course Elements: • Trauma of mental illness for the child and family • Biology of mental illness, getting an accurate diagnosis • Latest research on medical aspects of mental illness and treatments. • Overview of treatment options • Impact of a child’s mental illness on the rest of the family TO REGISTER: Contact namirensco@gmail.com or 518-588-6949.

HISTORIC HOUSE SATURDAY AT CRAILO STATE HISTORIC SITE Crailo State Historic Site is offering a rare off-season opportunity for tours on Saturday, March 8, at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Relieve your winter boredom with a fascinating tour of the museum of the Colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley, featuring artifacts from Fort Orange and many other Dutch colonial sites in the area. The museum shop will be open for your shopping enjoyment. On the same day, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will be hosting tours at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Single site admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, children 12 and under free. Combination tickets for admission to both sites will cost $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, children 12 and under free. Once the Van Rensselaer family’s fortified home, Crailo State Historic Site is the museum of the colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley and is one of 35 historic sites and 176 parks administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more information, please visit www.nysparks.com or www.facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricSite or call (518)4638738.

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FISH FRY DINNER The South Schodack Fire Company will again offer Fish Fry dinners on Friday evenings, 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., at 1563 Bame Rd., Castleton, during Lent. Dinners will begin on Friday, March 7th. Dinners will be $9.00. Hot dogs, chicken, and clam chowder will also be served. Eat-in or Takeout. Phone: 732-2082.

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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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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST at HOAGS CORNERS FIREHOUSE The Hoags Corners Firehouse will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, March 2nd, from 8AM – 11AM. Our AllYou-Can-Eat Buffet Style Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, homefries, applesauce, fruit cocktail, blueberry & regular pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, toast, and English muffins. Cost: Adults - $7.00; Children ages 6-12 - $4.00; Children 5 and under – free. Eat-in or Take out. Phone: 766-5474

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Please join us on Sat., March 1st for our monthly Pizza Night. Menu includes: Fresh hand tossed pizza made to order, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, and a huge salad bar. Serving between 4PM and 8PM, call 479-3366 (after 1PM) to order ahead. Takeout is available or eat in and join your neighbors for a relaxing evening.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST Please join the Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill for our monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Saturday, March 1st, from 8AM to 11AM. Cost is $7.00 per person and $3.50 for children under 10. Menu includes eggs, homefries, toast, sausage, bacon, regular and blueberry pancakes, french toast, juice, coffee, and tea.

KIWANIS “SPAGHETTI DINNER” FUNDRAISER - MARCH 8th The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in an “All-You-Can-Eat” Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on the second Saturday of each month from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. Cost per meal is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A Spaghetti dinner will be held every second Saturday for the rest of the year. Future upcoming dates include April 12th and May 10th. Proceeds will aid Kiwanis in supporting a project to eliminate the threat of neo-natal tetanus – a linking cause of death of non- inoculated mothers and their newborn babies. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

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The Days Are Getting Longer!! Spring is 4 Weeks Away :) Don’t let Cabin Fever Get You Down Homemade Soup Daily to Warm You Up Great Specialty Drinks & Martini Menu Quick Draw-Meet Your Friends & Play Mon-Mexican, Tu-Pizza Night, Wed-Wing Night Nascar-Drink & Wing Specials for Every Race

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.

COME TO THE GREAT SPAGHETTI DINNER Come to a great All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at St. Henry’s Church on Old Route 66 on March 1st. Dinner is from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Price of the dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. We will be serving spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available, just stop by, no reservations necessary. Come and join us for a great time. For more information, call 674-3965.


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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.

FREE PANCAKE DINNER Come and enjoy a “Free� Pancake Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church, 68 Green Avenue in the Village of Castleton, on “Shrove 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!

FAMILY STYLE DINNER at SULLIVAN JONES The Sullivan Jones Post 7466 in Poestenkill Men’s and Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Family-Style Dinner on March 15th. One serving time at 6PM. Cost is $12 and age 8 and under are free. Call for tickets at 283-4661.

GOT CABIN FEVER? St. Jude the Apostle Church, 43 Brookside Avenue, presents 2 events in 1 evening!! We will be having our Annual Pasta Dinner on Saturday, March 8th, from 4PM-7PM in Dammann Hall. Tickets are $8.00 for Adults, 2 for $15.00, Children 6-12 $5.00, Children 5 and under are FREE! We will also be having a Concert Series with Quartet-for-Te at 7PM at the Church. Tickets are $15.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Seniors and Students. Bring your ticket from the Pasta Dinner; you will get your concert ticket at half price!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MIXER The Alumni Association of the Rensselaer NY School District will host a St. Patrick’s Day Mixer on Friday, March 14th, from 7 to 11PM at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Karaoke at 8PM. No cover - cash bar. Just show up; you don’t have to be an Alumnus OR Irish!

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$ 00 $ 00 Take-Outs Available • All Are Welcome 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.

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.

MARDI GRAS - SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER On Tuesday, March 4th, St. John’s Church Episcopal Church in Troy will offer a pancake supper with seatings at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Our supper is lovingly dedicated to our good friend Frank DeLuca - who never missed a party, especially a Mardi Gras party! Please join us for pancakes, sausage, syrup, and applesauce, along with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk and juice. Mardi Gras beads for all, cool jazz, plus a mask-making craft for the kids. All proceeds to benefit St. John’s Youth Programs: 12 and up: $4.00, Under 12: $2.00. Reservations are appreciated. Please call St. John’s at 518.274.5884 or email us at stjohns@stjohnstroy.org.

WSL FIREHOUSE CHILI COOKOFF On February 15th, 2014, The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Company #1 helped raise over $1050 for The Burn Center and The Fireman’s Home; by participating in The Fourth Annual Brown’s Brewing Co. Firehouse Chili Cookoff. The fire department’s chili was so good, they were awarded with The Golden Eddy. A blindfolded taste test was also done, The West Sand Lake Fire Department won that as well. This is the department’s second cook off award, they are proud to say they can help raise money for places like The Burn Center and The Fireman’s Home just by making delicious chili.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK KENNY SEARS ~MOST DEDICATED~ by Megan Regan

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Hi Warrior fans! I’m Megan Regan, standing in for AP Sports Chief Riley Ludwig just this week. The winter sports season has come to an end and sectionals have finally begun. Our Averill Park teams are fighting to advance as far as they can in the tournaments. For bowling, Evan Carrier is the only member of the Averill Park team to move on to States. He qualified in the top six with the 5th highest score in Section 2. On Sunday, 2/16, the Section 2 State Qualifiers for track took place. For girls’, junior, Brittney Mack, placed eighth in the 1000 meter run with a final time of 1:45.33. On the boys’ team, four guys placed. Senior, Wesley Clayton, placed third in the 1000 meter run with a time of 1:27.25, and senior, Jarred Austin also placed eighth in this run, with a time of 1:30.92. Sophomore, Jeremy Carter, placed thirteenth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 2:48.57. For triple jump, junior, Matt Lanoue placed ninth with a jump of 18-10.50. On Saturday, 2/22, The Lady Warriors Basketball team hosted the Section II Quarterfinals Class A game playing South Glens Falls and dominated with a final score of 73-25! The top scorers of the night were senior, Kelly Donnelly with 24 points, and juniors, Alyssa Anthony, Jenna Miner, and Lauren VanRoy, all scoring eight points each. The girls’ played Glens Falls on Tuesday, 2/25, at Colonie High School. Results on this matchup next week. The boys’ basketball team ended their season at Hudson Valley Community College with an extremely close Section II Class A Quarterfinal game against Amsterdam on Sunday, 2/23. The boys’ kept the lead up until the end where Amsterdam managed to tie the game. The game went into overtime, and unfortunately, the Warriors fell short with a final score of 6461. Junior Myles Joyce was high scorer with 18 points. Congratulations on a hard-fought season boys, and good luck to the seniors with their future plans! As always, GO WARRIORS!

REGISTRATION FOR AVERILL PARK SPRING REC. SOCCER NOW OPEN! The Averill Park Youth Soccer Spring Recreational League is now open for registration. This all-play program is open to players in grades K through 6. Play will begin the end of April. Players will have a practice followed by a game on the same weeknight. Grades K and 1 will practice/game on Tuesdays, Grades 2 and 3 will practice/game on Wednesdays and Grades 4, 5 and 6 practice/game on Thursdays. To register and get more information, please go to our website http:// averillparkyouthsoccer.com and follow the link provided for Spring Recreational Soccer. Registration fee $60 until March 30, 2014. Late registration fee $75.00 from March 31 through April 4, 2014. Children registered during the late registration period will be placed on a waiting list and there is no guarantee they will be placed on a team. Please consider volunteering to coach when you register your child. High School students with soccer experience interested in working as a referee should register as well. Games are at 6:30 pm on Tues., Wed. or Thurs. eves. between April and June. If interested, or any questions should be emailed to refrules@averillparkyouthsoccer.com. Please indicate your soccer experience and contact information.

SARATOGA SENIOR MEN’S BASEBALL LEAGUE SEEKING PLAYERS The Saratoga Senior Men’s Baseball League is looking for players ages 30 and over for the upcoming season. The season runs from May through August with 21 regular season games plus playoffs. For more information, go to leaguelineup.com/ cdrh.

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Kenny Sears has participated in basketball since he was five years old, playing for the Averill Park youth CYO and travel teams. Kenny owes it to his family for motivating him to play at a young age. Today, he is playing for the Averill Park boys basketball team at the power forward position. Kenny and the team practice everyday after school and sometimes a day on the weekend. Always working on his game, Kenny goes to the YMCA to play ball and workout whenever he can. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family. Kenny plays a different sport for each season during the school year, varsity football in the fall, varsity basketball during the winter, and varsity track in the spring. “Sports have always meant the world to me, especially basketball; I love the game and strive to play my best,” Kenny says. “My family has inspired me to be the person I am today. My Mom and Dad have always encouraged me to try my best with whatever I do. My grandparents have been there for me through everything and have supported me all my life.” For his senior year, Kenny is taking financial algebra, English 12, Military History and Auto Technology, with an 86.9 GPA. After high school, he plans on going to Hudson Valley Community College or Clinton Community College in the fall, where he wants to major in criminal justice. His goal is to become a DEC officer. Kenny also hopes to play basketball in college. Kenny would like to thank his family, friends and his coaches for always bringing out the best in him. Congratulations on a great high school career, Kenny, and good luck to you in the future! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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.

2014 NASSAU BASEBALL ASSOC. REGIS. 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).

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RCWN AAU HOOP TRYOUTS RC Warrior Nation AAU Boys Basketball announces its 8th year serving the Rensselaer County community. We will be holding tryouts for Grades 4 thru 12 from 12-6 at APHS on Sunday, March 9th & 16th. For details go to www.rcwarriornation.org or call Rich Durocher @ 469-2133.

2014 SORENSCO BABE RUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION Sorensco will be commemorating 60 years of Babe Ruth Baseball this year and is now accepting registrations for the 2014 season. Sorensco is a community-based baseball league for players 1318 years of age that offers an exceptional and very affordable baseball experience. Levels of play/seasons include Recreational, Travel and All-Stars. This season we will again be implementing the ability for players 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 applies 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. 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. In addition to mailing in your registration, we will be holding a walk-in registration at our clubhouse on Gilligan Road in East Greenbush on Saturday, March 1st, from 10 AM to noon. Please email any questions to: Sorensco@gmail.com.

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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BAILEY MT. FISH AND GAME 30th ANNUAL ICE FISHING CONTEST RESULTS The Bailey Mt. Fish and Game Club held its 30th annual ice fishing contest and RCCA fish survey on Feb. 1st this year. There was plenty of ice and plenty of fishermen, women and children. We had 160 folks participate in our great day of fishing and fun. The weather was great for fishing and being outdoors. They came with their cookers and their quads, snowmobiles and more. They even caught fish! John Harrington was the fisherman of the day! He took 1st place in the perch (19.4 oz) and Crappie (27.1oz) categories as well as 2nd place (22.8) in the crappie category. Chuck Face took 2nd (14.0 oz) and Dave Reynolds to 3rd (13.0) in the perch category. In the Pickerel category, Big Dave Primeau from Poestenkill took 1st place with a 62.2 oz fish from Glass Lake! His daughter Kristy also had a great day of fishing, but was bumped out of placing by Brad Hall (57.6 oz) who took 2nd; and Matt Schumaker took 3rd with a fish that weighed 44 oz. Mitch Damiano Sr. from N. Greenbush brought in a pickerel which mysteriously became a Northern Pike at the weigh ins and he placed 1st with a fish that weighed in at 36.0 oz from Snyders Lake. There were no Walleye or Trout caught this year. The club would like to thank the Town of N. Greenbush, the Town of Sand Lake, and Tom Adams for the use of their facilities to help make this a great day for all. We also would like to thank all of the sponsors who helped make this a fun tournament. We hope to see all of you back next year for a day of fun on the ice with your children, family and friends. FLAG!! Mike Fil (chairman)

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 (5222916) or email (judyz_05262@yahoo.com) to make sure skating is on!

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.

EGPW registration is NOW open for the 2014 season. Get your early bird price today!! Early Bird Registration fees are: (Now thru March 31st): $60.00 Flag Football/Cub Cheerleader, $120.00 Tackle/Cheerleader, $240.00 Family Plan. April 1st & after Registration fees are: $70.00 Flag Football/ Cub Cheerleader, $130.00 Tackle/Cheerleader, $250 Family Plan. Each participant will be required to purchase $20.00 worth of raffle tickets at registration, with a $40.00 family maximum. To register, visit our website egpopwarner.com and click “register”. At this time, we will only be accepting credit card payments for online registration. If you have any questions, please contact the following Coordinators: FOOTBALL (All Levels): Sheila VanVorst 925-3581; CHEERLEADING: Pam Race 542-8451 Questions concerning special circumstances and/or arrangements shall be addressed to Tenniel Hansen (President) at 451-9611.

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.

Pictured in photo are: Emily Rousseau, Morgan Angrisano, Taylor Angrisano and Tori Lee Girl Scout Troop #1029 attended the Girl Scout Cookie Rally at the Glens Falls Civic Center in preparation for this year’s cookie season. At the first intermission of the Adirondack Phantoms and the Albany Devils hockey game, the girls took to the ice to participate in a cardboard box race. The troop worked together prior to the game to decorate and design their box in preparation of the big race. Thanks to Taylor Angrisano and her fast moving feet she won the race. The girls enjoyed a great day, had fun working together and being able to see a hockey game at the Civic Center.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH GREENBUSH HISTORICAL SOC. CELEBRATION The 2014 National Women’s History Month theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage, and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business leaders, and CEO’s. Their lives and work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women’s experience. As recent as the 1970’s women’s history was virtually a nonexistent topic in the K-12 Curriculum or in general public consciousness. In 1987, Congress declared the month of March as National Women’s History Month. Sunday, March 16, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library, the Greenbush Historical Society will honor five women from the 19th and 20th centuries. Their stories will be told and their lives portrayed by Greenbush Historical Society women. Plan to meet these famous and not so well-known women in history at the East Greenbush Community Library on March 16. Refreshments will be available.

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FALA TO PERFORM 20th CENTURY FRENCH ORGAN MASTERWORKS Joey Fala will perform a program of 20th century French organ music on Fri., Feb. 28th, at 7pm at the First United Presbyterian Church of Troy, 1915 Fifth Avenue, located between Fulton and Grand Streets. Held in conjunction with February’s Troy Night Out, “The Sacred & Avant-Garde” will include music of Alain, Demessieux, Langlais, Messiaen and Tournemire. Fala, a fourth year architecture student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, originates from Honolulu, Hawaii where he began studying organ with Katherine Crosier of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. In 2013, he received first prize in the American Guild of Organists NYC Chapter Regional Competition for Young Organists and placed second at the AGO Region II Competition in Hartford. Fala is the past recipient of the AGO Eastern New York Chapter and AGO Hawaii Chapter scholarships as well as the Robert T. Anderson Award scholarship and the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii Bishop’s Award. He currently receives coaching from Christian Lane of Harvard University and Alfred Fedak of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany.

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, March 1st, 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-a-kind items. We have a great assortment of Easter decorations and candy molds. 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. Learn more at Facebook.com/Redeemer thriftshop.

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Thinking ahead can help you make informed and thoughtful decisions about funeral arrangements. It allows you to choose the specific items you want and need, and compare the prices offered by several funeral providers. It also spares your survivors the stress of making these decisions under the pressure of time and strong emotions. You can make arrangements directly with a funeral establishment. An important consideration when planning a funeral pre-need is where the remains will be buried, entombed, or scattered. In the short time between the death and burial of a loved one, many family members find themselves rushing to buy a cemetery plot or grave — often without careful thought or a personal visit to the site. That’s why it’s in the family’s best interest to buy cemetery plots before you need them. You may wish to make decisions about your arrangements in advance, but not pay for them in advance. Keep in mind that over time, prices may go up and businesses may close or change ownership. However, in some areas with increased competition, prices may go down over time. It’s a good idea to review and revise your decisions every few years, and to make sure your family is aware of your wishes. Put your preferences in writing, give copies to family members and your attorney, and keep a copy in a handy place. Don’t designate your preferences in your will, because a will often is not found or read until after the funeral. And avoid putting the only copy of your preferences in a safe deposit box. That’s because your family may have to make arrangements on a weekend or holiday, before the box can be opened. Prepaying Millions of Americans have entered into contracts to arrange their funerals and prepay some or all of the expenses involved. Laws of individual states govern the prepayment of funeral goods and services; various states have laws to help ensure that these advance payments are available to pay for the funeral products and services when they’re needed. But protections vary widely from state to state, and some state laws offer little or no effective protection. Some state laws require the funeral home or cemetery to place a percentage of the prepayment in a state-regulated trust or to purchase a life insurance policy with the death benefits assigned to the funeral home or cemetery. If you’re thinking about prepaying for funeral goods and services, it’s important to consider these issues before putting down any money: What are you are paying for? Are you buying only merchandise, like a casket and vault, or are you purchasing funeral services as well? What happens to the money you’ve prepaid? States have different requirements for handling funds paid for prearranged funeral services. What happens to the interest income on money that is prepaid and put into a trust account? Are you protected if the firm you dealt with goes out of business? Can you cancel the contract and get a full refund if you change your mind?

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One of the most frequent comments we hear from our patients and their families is, “I wish we had called Hospice earlier.” When calling The Community Hospice is put off, opportunities for improving quality of life are missed. Hospice care is provided by a team. Our physician gives oversight to the patient’s care and consults with the person’s primary care physician. The Hospice nurse is the case manager, working with the social worker, chaplain, home health aide and other complementary therapists as needed. The patient’s wishes are honored and the family and caregivers are educated about medications and procedures. An on-call nurse is available 24/7 to answer questions and respond to concerns. The result is usually that the comfort level is raised, both for the patients and their families. Caregivers relax and patients are able to do things and go places not possible for them before. In short, they are able to live life to the fullest, to the very end. If you know someone dealing with a serious illness, it’s not too soon to call The Community Hospice for information about our services and how to make a referral. You can reach The Community Hospice at 518-724-0242 or 1-800-678-0711.

From the National Funeral Directors Association: Advance Funeral Planning: No one likes to think about funerals, but an increasing number of adults find that preparing for the inevitable is a wise decision. Planning one’s funeral in advance allows individuals to do their homework and select a funeral home that will meet the emotional and financial needs of their family. Planning funerals in advance allows individuals to plan a memorable funeral service that reflects their wishes. With advance planning, families today can plan celebrations of life as unique as the individual being remembered. Today’s funerals include adding personal touches such as favorite music and incorporating hobbies and life’s accomplishments. A National Funeral Directors Association member (http://nfda.org) funeral director can walk you through the decisions necessary to create a meaningful funeral service. Planning one’s funeral in advance does not mean one must prepay for the funeral. Many people who preplan their funeral also choose to prepay because it will alleviate the financial burden for their families. There are several ways to prepay for a funeral and a licensed funeral director can help individuals choose the method that best suits their needs. Thinking about your own funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy, but more adults are finding that preplanning a funeral offers great emotional and even financial security for them and their families. With preplanning, families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one wanted. It also gives them peace of mind to not have to make important decisions at a stressful time. If you are considering prearranging a funeral, you should contact funeral homes in your community. A funeral director can walk you through the prearrangement process. NFDA (nfda.org) developed the Bill of Rights for Funeral Preplanning as a resource for understanding what to expect from a pre-need contract. Once you’ve made those prearrangements, keep a copy of the plan and any pertinent paperwork in a safe place. Also, inform a close friend or relative what arrangements have been made and where the information may be found. If you choose, there are several ways to prepay for your funeral that can offer you financial benefits. However, prepaying is not required, but an option that many individuals find helpful. If you feel prepaying is a wise decision, then be sure to go over all available options with your funeral director. Remember, like any contract, ask any and all questions you may have regarding your pre-need plan before you sign an agreement. The National Funeral Directors Association is the worldwide source of expertise and professional resources for all facets of funeral service. Through education, information and advocacy, NFDA is dedicated to supporting members in their mission to provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE Do you have legal questions, need a Will or Power of Attorney, don’t know where to turn for answers? Nicole Canary, from Legal Aid Society of Northeast New York will be available through Rensselaer County’s Aging Department for free consultations the fourth Friday of each month at Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. All Rensselaer County seniors, 60 years of age and older are welcome. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the center at 279-3413.

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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

LEGAL NOTICE 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.

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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.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE BRUNSWICK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT (BRITTONKILL) PRIVATE/PAROCHIAL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION Requests for transportation to private or parochial schools for the 2014-15 school year must be completed and returned to the Brunswick Central School District no later than April 1, 2014. Separate request forms must be completed for each child. State law requires submission of request for transportation by April 1st of each year. If child's placement or acceptance at a particular school has not been finalized, return a completed request form in anticipation of attendance. Late submittal could jeopardize your child's right to transportation. New residents must submit a written request immediately after establishing residence in the district. Questions may be directed to: Transportation Supervisor, Brunswick Central School District, 3992 NY 2, Troy, NY 12180. (518) 279-4600, Ext. 2821 and forms obtained from school website: www.brittonkill.k12.ny.us (Under Transportation Dept.) or the Transportation Supervisor.

Capital Tech Real Estate Group, LLC Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 11/3/2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: Capital Tech Real Estate Group, LLC, c/o Lisa A. Walsh, 35 Mountain Way, Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: any lawful business purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION of 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 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. 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. 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 Formation of an LLC: Martin Brothers Management LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/27/2014. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Martin Brothers Management LLC, 274 2nd Street, #2B, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activity. 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. 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 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.


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Board of Fire Commissioners Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire District # 2 Permissive Referendum Resolution The Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) of the Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire District No. 2 (District) has determined a need to expend up to $4,900.00 to purchase ten (10) Minitor V Pagers with a four (4) year service contract, each with a charger. These new pagers will replace, as needed, existing pagers when they are no longer operable and no longer repairable, thereby ensuring a sufficient supply of such pagers used to notify firefighters of emergency alarms. The Board has determined that adequate funds exist in the Communications Reserve Fund to support this $4,900.00 expenditure and proposes to withdraw that amount for this purpose. This Resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum of the qualified voters of the District, pursuant to section 6G of the General Municipal Law. Robert E. Blaauw Fire District Secretary, Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District

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.

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 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 Location: Rensselaer Office 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.

EMPLOYMENT

LEGAL NOTICE FOR SALE OF TRAILER A 1999 City Trailer, ID# 4DCC136C9X2A31400, Owned by Hannan’s Waste. Will be sold with a Garageman’s Lien on March 7, 2014.

NOTICE TO BIDDER INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Nassau is seeking proposals for a roof replacement for a town building located at 3130 US Route 20, Town of Nassau, NY. Detailed specifications are available at the Town Clerk’s Office or the Supervisor’s Office during business hours or on the Town’s website at www.townofnassau.org. Prevailing wage applies to all employees of those submitting proposals. Such proposals are due in the Town Clerk’s Office P.O. Box 587 – 29 Church Street, Nassau N.Y. 12123 by 11:30 A.M. on Friday, March 14, 2014. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Non-collusive bidding certificates must accompany each submittal. BY ORDER OF THE NASSAU TOWN BOARD Dated: February 13, 2014 Sandra L. Rings, Town Clerk

DO YOU HAVE A KINDLE, NOOK, IPAD OR OTHER E-READER? Are you thinking about getting one? Come and learn how you can check out digital books, audiobooks and movies from the library. Join us at the Brunswick Community Library, 4118 State Highway 2, Troy, on Tuesday, March 4th, at 6:30 pm, when Jo-Ann Benedetti of the Upper Hudson Library System explains it all for you.

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 Drivers: $2,000 sign on bonus! Home nightly! Albany, NY flatbed! CDL-A, 1 yr. exp. req. Estenson Logistics. Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642 Organist/ choir director. Community Congregational Church. 221 Columbia Turnpike. 343-6672

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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). Holy Spirit, you who solve al problems, light all roads so that 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 This prayer must be published after the favor is granted D.A.J.

Celebrating its 195th year, The Schaghticoke Fair is very excited to announce the 2014 fair theme as Harvest Your Dreams. The fair will be introducing Harvest Your Dreams into buildings, exhibits, fair entries, and contests during the week of the fair. Lauren Madigan, a student at Hoosic Valley High School was the winner of last year’s “Who’s Your Souper Hero?” theme design contest. The contest is open to all currently enrolled high school and college students as well as adults throughout the local area. The selected design will be used on the cover of the 2014 fair brochure, the annual fair t-shirt and for additional marketing purposes. Each student or adult that submits a design entry will receive a one day fair pass to the 2014 Schaghticoke Fair. In addition to having the winner’s work published, the winner will also receive a one day fair pass with one unlimited ride ticket, a 2014 Harvest Your Dreams tshirt, a certificate of achievement presented during the week of the fair and will also become an honorary judge for future themed design contests. For more information on how to participate and the elements that are to be included in the design, please contact the art department at your high school or call Mary at the fair office, 753-4411, x13. All entries must be submitted by June 1st.

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SALEM UMC Salem United Methodist Church Welcomes You to join us for Ash Wednesday Service beginning at 7:00 PM, March 5th. We are located on Shaver Road in West Sand Lake, just off Route 150, South of Route 43. For more information, please call the Church at 674-3106.

TRINITY CHURCH of WATERVLIET Trinity Church, 1336 First Avenue, Watervliet schedule: • Wednesday - Mar. 5 - 7:00 p.m. - Ash Wednesday Liturgy. • Sunday - Mar. 9 - Christian Education - 9:30 a.m. Mass - 10:10 a.m. Followed by Coffee Hour. All are welcome.

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MAPLE HILL MUSIC PARENTS SEEKING DONATIONS for INDOOR GARAGE SALE

Adirondack Fiddlers Sunday, March 9th, from 12:00PM to 5PM at the American Legion Hall, Clancy St., Schuylerville. All fiddlers young and old, and the public are welcome. Round and square dancing. For more info., call (518) 274-6817.

Maple Hill Music Parents Association is looking for donations for their Indoor Garage Sale to be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9AM to 3PM. We need gently used items, but cannot accept personal care items, clothing, magazines, televisions, computers, or stuffed animals. Drop off items at Maple Hill High School on the following dates: Saturday Mar 1 9 - 11AM Tuesday Mar 4 6 - 8PM Thursday Mar 6 6 - 8PM If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Coleda at 732-0241 or raye@coleda.com


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 FIREWOOD All hardwood, cut, split, & delivered. $180/cord (518) 2791401 FIREWOOD Hardwood-- cut, split & del. $185 per cord. 658-0394 FIREWOOD Log truckload $700; 1-1/2 cord load $150. 409-2826 or 258-4092 FIREWOOD ORDER NOW Cut, split, delivered, all hardwood. Semi-seas. $180/cord 658-2303

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HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 37 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 HOUSECLEANING Residential/ Commercial Cleaning Call Nicole 410-0753. JDL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Sm. local company offering a wide variety of services. Fully ins. 30 yrs. exp. 518-366-5243 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, b’ment garages. Get it done fast for less cash. Fully ins. 237-JUNK “5865 “ KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Quality work, free estimates. Call anytime 368-3716 ODD JOBS Shoveling, shopping, cleaning, Dr. appts. etc. Rebecca 428-7778 PAINT 1 room or all. Int/ ext., wallpaper removed. Ins. Free est. 368-3716

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PAINTING - INT./EXT. AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 424-0078

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

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

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HOME HEALTH AIDES Available 24 hrs., 7 days. Live in avail. Also provide housecleaning, and carpet cleaning. 331-2142

SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000

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

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

HOUSE CLEANING Serving Capital District. 25 yrs. Excellent Refs. Jill 727-1342

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SNOWBLOWER REPAIR Prompt, guaranteed repairs on most brands incl. Sears. Pkup/del. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE SERVICE Allmark tree and crane service. Tree pruning and removal 127 ft. crane service. Fully ins. 25+ yrs. 674-5677. Cert. aborist on staff. TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749 TUTORING- EXPERIENCED Readng/ K-12, & Special Needs. High school English /Social Studies, test preparation. 2650047 WELDING All types of welding repairs, ornamental, light fabrication. Portable. Rensselaer Welding 477-5200 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured, commercial/ residential 40 year family exp. 766-4975

FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT First Baptist Church of East Poestenkill will have a Free Fami ly Movie Night on Friday, February 28th, at 7:00 PM. All are welcome. There will be free popcorn and snacks. The church is located at 12 Legenbauer Road, just off Plank Road in East Poestenkill. For questions and directions, call Valerie or Pastor Waugh at 283-5186 or check out our website at www.epbaptist. com.

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SAND LAKE HISTORICAL SOC. PROGRAM The next program of the Sand Lake Historical Society will be on Tuesday, March 11. Julie Sloan and William Patriquin of Berkshire Glass Works in North Adams, MA, will talk about their work. Julie Sloan is a stained-glass consultant in North Adams, MA. She has worked in stained glass conservation since 1982. Her conservation projects include Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, New York City, a building designed by H.H. Richardson. William Patriquin has had a life-long admiration and obsession for glass. Born and raised in Berkshire Village, he has been examining the Glassworks sites and compiling research for many years. Prior to his career in glass, he served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman, BioMed technician and Navy diver. He retired in 1997 as a chief petty officer. Upon returning to the Berkshires, he became a professional stained-glass craftsman and restorer, and has worked on windows by Tiffany, LaFarge and many others. The program will begin at 7:30 pm at the Sand Lake Town Hall, corner of Route 66 and 43 in Sand Lake. Enter by Sand Lake town courtroom lower entrance, handicapped accessible. The April program will be on Tuesday, April 8. Phyllis Chapman will present the first person story of Lucy Larcom, a nineteenth century New England textile mill worker. For more information about the Sand Lake Historical Society, how to become a member and past and upcoming programs, please visit the website: http://sandlakehistory.org. All programs are free and open to the public.

AFTER SIX DAYS Sunday, March 2, 2014, is Transfiguration Sunday. It is the day the Christian church celebrates the great glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ; it is the fourth celebration after Christmas on which we affirm the identity of Jesus as not only fully human but also fully divine. On this day, at the Stuyvesant and Nassau Reformed Churches, Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will base the message on Exodus 25:12-18 where Moses and Joshua receive the commandments of God; and Matthew 17:1-9 in which the Gospel writer shares the story of Jesus taking three of the disciples to the mountain top, where they see him transfigured and hear God’s loving acclamation of him. In the sermon, Rev. Ed will speak about how it is so easy for us to lose the point of the story if we think it is merely about Jesus. It also points to us and the persons we will be when we come to love God and show our love to God as Jesus did. 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. The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. in its chapel at 43 Church Street (Route 20).

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

Did you know that the Rensselaer Plateau is the fifth largest forest in New York State, and that it is 90% forested, and that those forests are 90% privately owned? Do you love your land and value your woods? Then attend a Woods Forum conducted by the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) on Tuesday, March 18th, at 7:00 pm at the Berlin Town Hall (17563 NY Rt. 22). Join fellow woodland owners and forestry professionals for a discussion on how to maintain the value of your woods for timber harvesting, recreation, wildlife and for future generations. Discuss how to care for your woods today and plan for its future. Talk with and hear about the experiences of other landowners. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for a walk of your property with a Master Forest Owner and to win RPA gear. Attendees will also receive a copy of the new Guide for Landowners intended to help landowners find information in the recently published Rensselaer Plateau Regional Conservation Plan that is useful to them. Both of these resources and much more are now on the RPA website at http://rensselaerplateau.org/ RensselaerPlateau/ConservationPlan.aspx. Refreshments will be served. Please call Sarah Parks at 302-584-7748 for additional information. This program is co-sponsored by New York Forest Owners Association, the Rensselaer Land Trust and the Agricultural Stewardship Association.

LOCAL RESIDENTS AMONG DECEMBER GRADS AT SUNY ONEONTA The following local residents are among the 327 students who graduated from SUNY Oneonta following the Fall 2013 semester. Graduates were honored at a December recognition ceremony hosted by College President Nancy Kleniewski and held in the Dewar Arena of the Alumni Field House. They also are eligible to participate in the college’s commencement on May 17. Allison Fuller of Castleton On Hudson earned a BS in Child and Family Studies; Brittani Woods of Eagle Bridge earned a BS in Psychology; Timothy Mullen of East Nassau earned a BA in Art; Kathryn Kleiner of Wynantskill earned a BS in Adolescence Education: Mathematics; Mark Millington of Wynantskill earned a BS in Adolescence Education: Social Studies.

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TEXAS HOLD’EM Texas Hold’em to be held at the West Ghent Firehouse, 74 Bender Blvd. in Ghent on Sunday, March 2nd. Doors open at 12Noon and play begins at 1PM. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957.

729-2263 • 56 Old Miller Rd, East Greenbush SPRING BUS TRIPS TO HELP SUPPORT CCHS TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE DEPT’S! Two spring bus trips are being offered to help support the Technology & Science Departments at Catholic Central High School. Date: Sunday, April 13th - Mystic Aquarium & Seaport Cost: Adults/$78, Youth Age 6-17/$61, Children 5-Under Free. Price includes bus & parks. Pick-Up at Brunswick Walmart ONLY at 7AM Sharp! We will leave Mystic at 5:00PM and be back home at 8:15PM. Date: Sunday, May 4th - Boston Shopping Price for bus is $40. Leave at 7AM from Brunswick Walmart ONLY. Leave to return home at 6PM and will be home by 9PM. Ask about discount price tickets to Aquarium or Whale Watches. Contact Denise Ryan at 518-271-8983. **both buses will have 50/50**

EAST SIDE QUILTERS BUS TRIP TO QUILT SHOW Join East Side Quilters for a bus trip to the XXXV quilt show of the Northern Star Quilt Guild in Somers, NY, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Many of the guild’s members have had their work juried into nationally-and Internationally-known shows. See past shows at: www.northernstarquilters.com Free lectures will be given. This year’s lecturers are Sue Nickels, (www.Suenickels.com) and Mark Lapinksi, (www.Marklapinski.com). Over 30 vendors. Cost of $40 includes bus ride, show admission and tip for the Driver. Bus cut-off April 11th or sooner when bus is full. Bus will make one stop on the way down and brief dinner stop on return trip. Get on the bus at Yankee Trails, 569 Third Ave. Ext., Rensselaer (7:30 am), or Crossgates Commons (behind PetSmart) at 7:50 am; depart Somers at 4:30 pm. Make checks payable to: East Side Quilters. Contact Pat Piniazek, patpen1018@gmail.com; 518 577-0491.

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JASON PADEN RETURNS TO NAMI RENSS. CO. on MARCH 27th Free Presentation: Jason Paden is a Mental Health consumer with a very unique and informative perspective regarding Recovery from Mental Illness. Diagnosed in 2000 with the combination of two of the most difficult to treat mental health disorders - Bipolar and Schizophrenia - his situation could easily have been a “worst case scenario”. His life was extremely difficult, full of challenges and almost ended much too soon. But despite the internal struggles and social pain he experienced throughout his near lifelong illness, he never gave up on his “healthy obsession with being happy”. And it was this drive that led him to constantly research, investigate, learn and apply new coping skills and strategies for improving his life. As a result, today - 13 years later - Jason is well and in full Recovery. Though his illness will always be a part of him, with the information he’s learned - today - he has an excellent, happy, healthy and increasingly productive life as a Mental Health Motivational Speaker and Advocate with a budding new service being offered as a Coping Skills Coach. With his interesting combination of dialog, music, puppetry, and multimedia, Jason will be presenting his optimistic story, summarizing strategies that have been beneficial in his own healing journey, and most importantly, instilling HOPE that Mental Health Recovery is possible... even for a worst case scenario like him! Even if you came to his presentation last July, you will be amazed by his story as he tells it in a new more family-friendly way. He wants the discussion about mental illness to start with our youth so that all family members understand what is happening to the individual with mental illness. NAMI Rensselaer County, Inc. is proud to bring this presentation to you: Thursday, March 27th @ 6:30pm; School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144 Please RSVP: Mary Beth 588-6949; NAMIrensco@gmail.com

Public Information Sessions for the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will hold two open house Information Sessions on March 3 and 4, 2014 to discuss the cleanup of the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site in the Town of Nassau. • Monday, March 3rd, at St. Paul’s Church Parish, 6 Sylvester Street, Kinderhook, NY from 6PM to 9PM. • Tuesday, March 4th, at St. Mary’s Hall, 26 Church Street, Nassau, NY from 6PM to 9PM. Members of the USEPA project team will be available between 6 pm and 9 pm to provide information and answer questions about current and planned activities, including the startup of the treatment plant at the site which discharges treated water to the Valatie Kill. The Board of Trustees has raised a number of concerns about how the design and operation of this treatment facility put Village residents and the Village’s municipal water source at risk. To date, USEPA has not provided an adequate response to these concerns. Representatives from the Board will attend the March 4 meeting to reiterate their concerns. The Town of Nassau’s website (http://townofnassau.org/ content/Generic/View/17) contains previous correspondence pertaining to the concerns raised by concerned community groups and local government as well as USEPA’s response. The Board is requesting that Village residents take the time to attend this most important meeting. This is your opportunity to express your concern about the risks to the safety and health of Village residents and the Village’s municipal water supply.

LOCAL STUDENTS MAKE THE DEAN’S LIST at SUNY BUFFALO STATE The following local students were named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at SUNY Buffalo State. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours. Andrew Cleveland, a resident of Rensselaer who is majoring in criminal justice. Joseph Motzer, a resident of Troy who is majoring in criminal justice. Annemarie Guerdan, a resident of Stephentown who is majoring in fashion and textile technology. Brandi Hoffman, a resident of Stephentown who is majoring in fashion and textile technology. Margaret Black, a resident of Troy who is majoring in sociology.

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

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477-6555 ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY and HEALTH SCIENCES FALL 2013 DEAN’S LIST Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. The following local students earned a place on the school’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester: Tammy Coffey of East Greenbush, Rachael Eaton of Troy, Shannon Mccormick of Castleton, Laura Debboli of Troy, Hui Cheng of Rensselaer, Andrew Dujack of Troy, William Kasper of Castleton, Gavin O’Brien of Poestenkill, Kathleen Reese of Troy, Jenna Yager of Troy, Jenna Colgan of Nassau, Jalonia Roberson of Troy, Stephen Ziter of Troy, Taylor Robichaud of Hoosick Falls. This status is awarded to students who have successfully completed their course work with a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 score.

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