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KINDERMUSIK WITH CASEY A musical storytime full of fun for children up to age 5 with a parent of caregiver on Wednesday, April 30th, at 10:30AM at the Troy Public Library, Main Branch, located at 100 Second Street in Troy.

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The Rensselaer Senior Center and the City of Rensselaer are sponsoring a Backyard Mansion Tour on Tuesday, May 13th. We will start our tour at the Ten Broeck Mansion, where we will also be enjoying a catered lunch. Then it is off to Pruyn House where we will tour another local historic house. While at the Pruyn House, we will also be able to enjoy an embroidery show. Call the center at 463-2166 to sign up and for information on times and bus pick up spots.

PATROON DOG TRAINING CLUB BEGINNER DOG TRAINING CLASSES Does your dog have good manners? The Patroon Dog Training Club will be starting a new beginner dog training class on Monday, April 28th. Dogs will learn basic manners, including, how to walk on his or her leash, to sit and stay, to lie down when asked and to come when called. These are all important exercises for dogs and handlers to learn. Classes will run for 8 weeks on Monday evenings at 6PM at the VFW Post in Poestenkill. These classes will be held outdoors on the field at the Post. For more information, or to register, call Barb at 463-8615 or Janice at 235-3409.

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A little over a year ago, we lost a very special young lady, “Abigail”, whose heart lead her to always care about others. For those of you who knew Abigail, she always had a big smile, a special twinkle in her eyes, and compassion for others. To continue Abigail’s legacy we have started a scholarship fund for two Averill Park High School Seniors struggling with disabilities as they prepare for their futures or their college dreams. Please help us keep “Abigail’s Memory” alive by doing some good for other young children who need our help! Please donate to: “Abigail Dutcher Memorial Fund” c/o Averill Park High School, 146 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018.

SAND LAKE TOWN LIBRARY EVENTS STORY TIME: Thursdays at 11:15am LEGO CLUB: Thursday, April 17, 4 – 5pm. Imagination required! Ages 4 and up. HOLIDAY CLOSING: April 19 – 20 for the Easter Holiday. INTRO TO COMPUTERS: Tuesday, April 22, 2 – 3pm. Come learn the basics of operating a computer. BEST (Bringing Educators and Students Together) – Get help with school work every Tuesday between 4:30 – 7:30. Students in grades 3 – 10. READ TO CRINGLE: Wednesdays between 3 – 4pm. Cringle is a chocolate lab therapy dog who would love to have your young reader stop by and read to him. BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING – Rescheduled for Thursday, April 24, at 6:45 pm. The public is welcome to attend. ADVANCED CARE PLANNING DISCUSSION – Saturday, April 26, 1pm. Call for details. LIBRARY HOURS: Monday – Thursday 11–8; Friday 11–6; Saturday 11–4; Sunday 1–4.

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UPDATE FROM APCSD SUPERINTENDENT JAMES HOFFMAN Dear Averill Park Community Members: At our last Board of Education Meeting on April 8, I proposed a budget for the 2014-2015 school year that has an operating budget increase of 3.31%. Due to a decrease in our building aid, the actual budget to be voted upon will show a decrease of 1.2%. The proposed budget is at $52,867,185. The proposed budget is within the tax levy cap of 2.02%. A simple majority of voters will be needed to pass the budget. Thanks to a one-year difference in aid, the proposed budget will have no reductions in programs or staff. It is the first time since 2008-2009 that our schools have proposed a budget that does not reduce or eliminate staff or programs. However, projections for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond show additional budgetary problems, so the district is not “out of the woods” with regard to budget issues. The Board of Education will vote to adopt the proposed budget on Tuesday, April 22. The meeting will be held at 6:30 PM in the Large Group Instruction Room in the high school. A video of the meeting will also be posted on our website following the meeting at . For more detailed information regarding the budget, please go to the “Budget Corner” of our district web site, at http:// ~ Thank you, James Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools

CAPITAL DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING The Capital District Genealogical Society will meet at the Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (stop in any time). Computer Look up Day. Volunteer members help you one on one with your family history. This is a good time to get help with starting your family tree. Please join us. The meeting is free, fun and open to the public. www.Capitaldistrict


MAPLE HILL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH for JANUARY In an effort to recognize outstanding achievements of our students, Maple Hill High School presents each month a Student of the Month Award. Students may be nominated for this award by any staff member, a representative of a community organization, a parent or another student. Students may be nominated for a single outstanding achievement, for service to the school or community or for significant improvement in school. Each month one student in each grade, 9-12, is selected for this award by a faculty committee after a review of all nominations. For the month of January, 2014, the students selected to receive this recognition are: Freshman – Adam Lisosky, Sophomore – Alysa Kelly, Junior – Colette Dowling, Senior – Michael Peters Adam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lisosky, is nominated for being a conscientious and polite student. He is a member of Key Club here at Maple Hill. Outside of school, Adam is a reenactor for the Revolutionary War with his New York regiment, showing his dedication and interest in American History. Adam plans to go to college after graduation. Alysa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Kelly, is nominated for being a mature conscientious student. She is Sophomore class Vice-President, SADD President, participates in Key Club, Prom Committee, Science Olympiad, SCCP, volleyball and softball. Alysa plans to attend college after graduation. Colette, daughter of Mrs. Mary Dowling, is nominated for being a very positive contributor to her classes. She participates in soccer, bowling, SADD, SCCP and Chorus. Outside of school she is a volunteer firefighter. After high school she would like to go to college to study animal science. Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Peters, is nominated for being an outstanding student. He is involved with Tennis, Ski Club, Band, Chorus, All-County Chorus, Swing Choir, RYLA, and is Senior class Vice-President. Outside of school he writes music and enjoys spending time with friends. Michael will be attending HVCC for Electrical Construction and Maintenance. The faculty and staff wish to congratulate these students on being selected January students of the month for their respective grades.

E.GREENBUSH AUTHOR WRITES SECOND BOOK “HARVARD ON THE HUDSON” The full title of Mr. Staats’ second book is “Harvard on the Hudson—College Fun Recollections of an Emeritus Professor” which is a 300+ page collections of often-hilarious anecdotes from some 50 years of teaching experience. The author started out teaching at Chatham High and later Hudson High school, but spent most of his career at our local community college, HVCC. There are some very funny remembrances shared with students, teaching colleagues, administrators and other two year college staff members. As Mr. Staats suggests, “Open the book to almost any page, read a few selections and repeat the process whenever you need a lift”. The book also contains recollections of raising a family of seven children and some very unique travel experiences. If laughing is one of your favorite pasttimes, you will enjoy this book.

Mark your calendar! The Town of Sand Lake Department of Public Works at 25 Springer Road will be open on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 7 am to 3 pm for residents to dispose of leaves, brush and paint. There is no charge. Leaves and brush can be dumped in biodegradable bags. If leaves and brush are in plastic bags, the plastic bags can be emptied. No construction debris please! In addition, the Town’s Convenience Facility on Chamberlin Hill Road will be open from 7 am – 3 pm. To use the Convenience Facility residents will need to obtain permits from the Town Clerk’s Office and the regular fee schedule applies. Residents can bring electronics (computers, TVs) to the Convenience Facility for free. If anyone has questions, please call the DPW garage at 674-3011 or the Supervisor’s Office at 674-2026 ext. 12. ~ Flora Fasoldt, Supervisor

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY at APHS Bring those unwanted electronics and appliances taking up space at home to Electronic Recycling Day on Sunday, April 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Averill Park High School front parking lot. Drop off computers ($6 to scrub hard drive), air conditioners and dishwashers (flat fee $20), clothing washers (flat fee $30) and all other electronics (.35 cents per pound). Batteries and light bulbs are not accepted. Proceeds from the event will benefit the APHS Booster Club and Indoor Track.

SPRING CLEANUP TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH The East Greenbush Highway Department has already begun spring cleanup and will continue to do so for the next 2 Mondays. 04/28/2014 and 05/05/2014 Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags. Brush must be in 4 FT. tied bundles only. If bags/brush is not picked up on Monday, the Highway Department will be back the next business day. Loose brush piles will not be picked up. Please do not put brush/bags in ditch lines or on top of catch basins. If you have any questions, please contact the East Greenbush Highway Department at 477-6103. ~ Anthony Corellis, Commissioner Department of Public Works

SAND LAKE GARDEN CLUB PRESENTATION The Sand Lake Garden Club is pleased to offer a presentation at our upcoming meeting about a local organization that is important to all of us. On Wednesday, April 23rd, please join us to hear Jim Bonesteel talk about the Rensselaer Plateau, its history, geology and ecology. Jim, president of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, will discuss the programs of the Alliance and how they are working cooperatively with landowners and municipalities to conserve the Rensselaer Plateau’s undeveloped and unfragmented forests and other ecologically important areas. These possess many significant natural features and provide many benefits including natural habitats for plants and animals; forest products, recreation and most important, water and air quality. Garden Club meetings are open to all members of the community. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Sand Lake Town Hall on Route 66 in the Town of Sand Lake. Please call Helen at 674-3571 for information and directions.

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HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE PRESENTS “THE JURY ROOM” The Highlight Acting Troupe will present The Jury Room by C.B. Gilford on Friday and Saturday, May 2, 3, 9, 10, at 8 pm; and Sunday, May 4, 11, at 2 pm at the Brunswick Grange, Rt. 7 and Rt. 142. The show is directed by Ken Ryer, assisted by Christine LeVan. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Twelve jurors gather to decide the innocence or guilt of a young girl. Did she stab her uncle in cold blood? Eleven jurors say Yes - one, a student actress, says No. The jurors agree to her request to re-enact the crime right there. Props are brought in - including the actual murder weapon. The actress becomes the accused. The foreman takes the part of the murdered man, and as the re-enactment proceeds, some people begin to lose themselves in their parts. It’s a tense situation, for if the girl did not kill her uncle - who did? Could it even be one of the characters on stage? The verdict, the solution, and the climax of the play arrive together in a single, smashing conclusion! For reservations, call Ethel 237-6936.

DYKEN POND CELEBRATES EARTH DAY Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is celebrating Earth Day on April 27th from 1pm-4pm. Help us give back to the earth by doing trail maintenance and other outdoor work. Snacks and drinks will be provided to all volunteers. Preregistration is encouraged to help with planning and can be done by contacting the Center at or (518) 658-2055. A complete list of programs can be found at:

RLT’S TOMHANNOCK RESERVOIR CLEANUP VOLUNTEER DAY The 7th Annual Tomhannock Reservoir Cleanup Volunteer Day will take place on Saturday, April 26th • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Join the Rensselaer Land Trust’s 7th annual cleanup of the shores of the Tomhannock Reservoir, which provides drinking water to residents of many local communities. Meet at the NYS DEC public access parking lot on NYS Route 7 in Raymertown, just before the causeway over the reservoir. Trash will be collected along the shores of the reservoir. Garbage bags will be provided. Bring gloves. We work regardless of weather. Registration contact: Paul Schroeder at (518) 674-2480, Spons. by RLT and City of Troy.

POESTENKILL SPRING CLEAN UP Starting Monday, April 21st, 2014, thru Friday, April 25th, 2014, we will be collecting paper bag leaves and brush placed on the edge of the property. If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 518-283-5100 Ext. 100, Town Clerk at 518-283-5119 or Town Garage at 518-283-4144.


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THE ANTI-RENT WAR OF 1839 - 1869 On Wednesday, April 23rd, at 6:30PM, Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway will be at the Troy Public Library to discuss The Anti-Rent War of 1839-1869. The Anti-Rent movement gained momentum upon the death of leading landlord Stephen Van Rensselaer in 1839. The initial lack of financial and political power led the resisters to adopt the Boston Tea Party tactic of “Indian” disguise in order to stymie law enforcement and eviction. Politicians and liberal thinkers adopted the cause, and it became one of the most important legal and social issues of the turbulent pre-Civil War period. Thirty years of armed resistance, terror, imprisonment and strife swept across 16 counties of upstate New York. Come learn more about this interesting time period in our local history. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

Come join us a the Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 26th, at 7:30pm for an evening of great music featuring The Honey Dewdrops. Their voices, combined with guitar, banjo, and mandolin, create a sound that welcomes you in like a dear old friend. Hailing from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman combine a high lonesome duet harmony vocal style with contagious energy and soulful new songs with a fresh approach. Warm and honest, their music fills up the room with sound and spirit. Along with the Honey Dewdrops, new this year, we are presenting the “Stars a’Rising” opener with twin sisters, Ashley and Emma Meyer. These high school freshmen love singing their close, a Cappella harmonies. As seventh graders they qualified for “The X-Factor” TV show to round three, and also wowed the judges to become winners in the SLCA talent show. Mark your calendars, don’t miss this wonderful event. Tickets are $16 adults, $10. under 18, and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking.

NAMI PRESENTS “DUAL DIAGNOSIS: MENTAL ILLNESS & ADDICTIONS” NAMI Rensselaer County is proud to present Gail Moore, MSW, as she speaks about the difficulties related to treating dual diagnoses. Ms. Moore is a dedicated professional with extensive personal and professional experience in the field of mental health and addiction. Prior to opening her private practice in Rensselaer County, Gail was associated with the Albany Addiction Center for many years. Please join us for an informative presentation and discussion on Thursday, April 24th at 6:30pm, SUNYA School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer. This is being offered FREE to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 588-6949 or emailing:

TRIBUTE ARTIST HAROLD FORD as JOHNNY CASH Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center, located at the McManus Center (old St. John’s school), East and Herrick Streets, Rensselaer, proudly hosts tribute artist, in a rare solo performance, Harold Ford, “the Spirit of Johnny Cash Live” on April 29th. Close your eyes and let the spirit of Johnny Cash take you away. Lunch is served at 12 noon for a suggested contribution of $2.75. Following lunch, enjoy this great tribute concert. We w ant to thank Lyons Funeral Home in Rensselaer for their sponsorship of “The spirit of Johnny Cash Live.” Please call the Center at 4632166 for a reservation or for more information, seats are limited. There is plenty of free parking available.

FREE POETRY NIGHT Whether you are a writer or just a poetry lover, you will enjoy this free night of poetry on Friday, April 25th. Open to the public from 7 - 8:30 PM at Good Buy Books, 330 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. No charge, please call the store to register at 479-BOOK (2665).

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Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, Averill Park. Easter Sunday Early Worship 6:30am at Crystal Cove; Festive Worship with choir and organ at 10:30am. 674-3664. Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill, NYS RT 351, Poestenkill. Good Friday Service at 7pm; Easter Service at 9am. First Baptist Church of East Poestenkill, 12 Legenbauer Road, East Poestenkill. Good Friday Service at 7pm. Resurrection Sunday Service at 11am preceded by Sunday School for all ages at 9:45am. 283-5186 First Bible Baptist Church of WSL, 4331 RT 150, West Sand Lake. Easter Sunday Special Service at 11am. 674-2515. First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, E.G. Good Friday, 7pm Worship Service. Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Day - Sunrise Service at 6:30am in the Outdoor Chapel, Worship Services at 9:30am and 11am in the Sanctuary. 477-9693. Grace Fellowship, 73 Troy Road, East Greenbush. Easter Sunday: 9am and 11am. 6295316. Grace Fellowship, 20 Delatour Rd., Latham. Easter Sunday: 8:30am, 10am and 11:30am. 7854959. Greenbush Reformed Church, 688 Columbia Tpke, E.G. Easter Sunday 7am Family Sunrise Service and 10:10am Worship Service to celebrate the resurrection. Immanuel Church, 1955 Ferndale Road, Castleton. Good Friday 6pm; Easter Sunday 10am. 283-2715. Love Lutheran Church, Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in E. Greenbush. Maundy Thursday at 7pm; Good Friday at 7pm; Easter Sunday breakfast at 9am, followed by Festival Worship at 10am. 477-8685. Nassau Reformed Church, 43 Church St. Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection at 11am in its chapel. North Chatham United Methodist Church, 4274 Route 203, No. Chatham. Easter Worship at 11am. Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill. Maundy Thursday 7pm, Last Supper and Holy Communion. Good Friday Sanctuary open 12noon to 3pm for private prayer. Easter Dawn at 6:30am and children’s activities at 9:30am. Easter Sunday at 10:30am. Reformed Church of Schodack Landing, 624 River Road, Schodack Landing. Maundy Thursday Service at 7pm. Palm Sunday at 9am; Maundy Thursday at 7pm; Easter Sunday at 9am. All are welcome.

St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, 43 Brookside Ave., Wynantskill. Holy Thursday 7pm and Adoration unitl 12am. Good Friday - Morning Prayer at 9am; Stations of the Cross at 3pm and Lord’s Passion at 7pm; Easter Vigil - Morning Prayer at 9am; Vigil Mass at 8pm; Easter Sunday Masses at 9am and 11am. St. Michael’s, 175 Williams Road, Troy. Holy Thursday - 6pm and Adoration unitl 10pm. Good Friday - Stations of the Cross at 12pm and Lord’s Passion at 5:30pm; Easter Vigil - Morning Prayer at 8:15am; Vigil Mass at 8pm; Easter Sunday Masses at 7:30am and 10am. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Rt. 7, East Schodack. Good Friday Tenebrae “Service of the Shadows” at 7:30pm. Easter Sunday Communion Service at 11am. 477-6950. St. Timothy’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 470 Winter Street Ext., Troy. Holy Thursday 7pm; Good Friday 7pm; Easter Breakfast Celebration 9am; Easter Service 10:30am. Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Rd., WSL. Seder Meal on Maundy Thursday, reservations required. Service begins at 6pm. Good Friday Prayer Vigil at 8am in the Chapel with Good Friday Service at 6:30pm. Easter Sunday, Sunrise Worship at 7am. Worship of Risen Savior at 10:30am. 674-3106. Stuyvesant Reformed Church, Rt 9J Stuyvesant. Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection at 9am in the sanctuary. Third Presbyterian Church, 115 Winter Street, Troy. Maundy Thursday, meal of soup and bread at 6:15pm with worship at 6:45pm. Good Friday at 6:30pm. Children preschool - 5th grade Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 19th, at 1pm. Easter Sunday at 10:30am. 283-2420. Trinity Church, 1336 First Avenue, Watervliet. Maundy Thursday Seder Meal 5:30pm and Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Footwashing at 7pm, Watch before Blessed Sacrament until 10pm; Good Friday 7pm; Easter Vigil 7pm; Mass of Easter 9:30am. Trinity Lutheran Church, RT 150 West Sand Lake. Maundy Thursday at 7pm with Deacon Samantha Rossi. Easter Sunday Resurrection of Our Lord at 9am with Pastor Chuck Schwartz leading the service. 674-5501. Zion’s United Church of Christ, 741 Taborton Rd., Sand Lake. Maundy Thursday Service at 7:30pm with overnight Garden Vigil meditaiton 9pm until Friday at 9am. Easter Sunrise Service at 6am at the edge of Little Bowman Pond. Indoor Easter Service at 10am. 674-8204.


POESTENKILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING The Poestenkill Historical Society will meet at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the Poestenkill Town Hall Meeting Room, in the village of Poestenkill (RT 351), enter by Poestenkill town count room lower entrance on Davis Dr. This monthly meeting will be Mark Bodnar doing a presentation on “A Soldier from Every War”. Mark has done several programs for us and they are always informative and interesting. Mark researches these programs and documents all his facts. Countless men and women from the Capital District have served our country in a variety of military uniforms and in numerous wars. Mark is the President of the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie and will provide a sample of several patriots who left their loved ones and the comfort and safety of their homes, sacrificing years of their youth and sometimes their lives in the struggles of our nation’s conflicts. For more information, call Patricia at 518-283-5223. Refreshments will be provided after the program. The public is welcome to this free program.

Meeting Moved! When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7 pm Where: Green Meadow Elementary School - Auditorium The Town Center public presentation originally scheduled for April 10, 2014 has been rescheduled to April 23, 2014 at Green Meadow Elementary School. Please join the Town of Schodack during the upcoming public presentation of the Town Center Plan. The Town of Schodack’s Town Center Plan for Route 9/20 is ready for your review and input. It includes a community vision with specific strategies to revitalize the local economy and guide future growth in the Town Center: Come see the plan that developed from your ideas, which includes: • Traffic calming to improve automobile operability and create a walkable environment for pedestrians; • Land use plan to promote a pedestrian friendly and walkable development of residential and retail businesses; • Access to updated cycling and jogging/walking improvements in the area; • An action plan that supports pleasing design guidelines throughout the Town Center area; and • Identifies potential funding sources to support efforts to carry out the plan. All residents, property owners, civic groups, business owners, community leaders, and all other interested stakeholders are welcome to participate. Provide your feedback on the Draft. Town Center Plan for Route 9/20. There will be a presentation of the Plan’s highlights and then an opportunity to provide feedback. Copies are available at the Town Hall and online at If you have any questions, please contact the Town Offices at (518) 477-7938.

FREE STAGED READING On April 25th, at 7:30PM at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Starzyk Play Productions will be presenting a staged reading of the dark comedy, “It’s A Grand Night For Murder.” The play is a tale of love, lust, lies, and bus passes. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so call 518-852-1339 to reserve a seat. The play is so funny that if you’ve had the change of’ll change back.

TAILGATE SALE On Sunday, May 4th, Brunswick Grange will hold their Annual Spring Agricultural Tailgate Sale at the Schaghticoke Fairground, RT 67 & 40, Schaghticoke, NY from 8AM to 12:30PM. More than 50 vendors will have various varieties of Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Pigeons, Veggies, Plants and other agricultural items. ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS, CATS, PUPPYS OR KITTENS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR SALE. A donation of $15/vendor will be charged. Event will be held rain or shine. Refreshments will be available on the fairgrounds. For more info., please call 279-9113.

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RECRUITMENT OPEN HOUSE at HOAGS CORNERS FIRE HOUSE APRIL 26th-27th The Hoags Corners Volunteer Fire Co will open its doors to area residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community. Over the last several years, it has been very tough for many fire departments to recruit and retain volunteers. Like most volunteer fire departments, Hoags Corners needs to bolster its emergency responder numbers so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents. As part of RecruitNY, on Saturday, April 26th / Sunday, April 27th, between 10a.m.-3pm, Hoags Corners Vol FC located at 7237 Rt 66, East Nassau, will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on firefighter gear, and provide activities and stations throughout the firehouse. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire department. For area residents looking for more information, or to find out if your fire department is participating in RecruitNY, visit or / 518-766-5474 or Joe Crandall at 518-222-7428.

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Town Hall Office will be closed on Friday, April 18th, for Good Friday. Offices will be back to normal hours on Monday. ~ Linda Kennedy, Town Clerk

The Town Of Sand Lake Offices will be closed on Friday, April 18th, 2014 and Saturday, April 19th, 2014 for Good Friday and the Easter Holidays.

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The Averill Park Education Foundation puts the FUN in Fundraiser at its 3rd Annual ‘Taste & Toast’ to be held on Thursday, April 24th, at the Burden Lake Country Club from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Featured will be live entertainment by April Marie and Michael Lamkin. Guests will enjoy appetizers, bistro and carving stations, dessert and coffee. A variety of Wines and Spirits featuring Brian Gwynn, Specialty Wine & More’s “The Wine Guy”, and Bourbon Tasting with Bill Blake, Empire Merchants. Our popular Wine Pull will be held again where everyone is a winner but you can “Find the Fine Wine”, and new this year the Golf Simulator “Closest to the Pin” contest with prizes. The cost is $35.00 per person. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and may be made online at to register and we accept payment via Pay Pal OR by mailing a check payable to APEF with attendees listed to APEF, P.O. Box 56, Averill Park, NY 12018. Please join us for a fun night out while supporting a great cause! For more information visit or call Sue Powers at 674-3682.

ELMER E. STAHLMAN SCHOLARSHIPS To honor Elmer E. Stahlman is a privilege. He served as first principal of the newly formed Averill Park School District in 1929 at the now empty brick building. He was coach and teacher also. He was Superintendent of schools, retiring in 1959. “Prof” Stahlman’s dedication to education is recognized by the Class of 1955 in the two scholarship awards. These awards to be given to graduates of Averill Park High School who will continue education to become teachers as “Prof” requested. Contributions make this possible. Thank you in advance for your help by sending any amount to: Elmer E. Stahlman Scholarship Fund, Averill Park High School, 146 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. You are invited to join in this honor to “Prof’s” service. ~ Nancy W. Davis, Graduate, APCSD #1

“WHEELCHAIR VAN” FUNDRAISER FOR KEITH WHITE!! Keith White, Jr. has overcome many obstacles in his life. He was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus when he was born. Keith was given his last rights read to him 16 times. He is now 21 years of age. Keith’s disability is related to a serious brain malformation that left him with intellectual disabilities such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing concerns, epilepsy, frequent aspiration pneumonia, temperature irregularity, seizure disorder, frequent suctioning, shunt in place and the loss of movement. He often requires home-based IV antibiotic treatment every 6 hours for respiratory infections. He is also on supplemental oxygen therapy via nasal cannula 24/7. Keith receives physical therapy, occupational therapy, music, speech, and vision therapy here at home. Keith does not attend a program or school due to his disability. He is in need of a wheelchair van to improve the quality of care and transportation to and from the doctors and hospital. We currently lift him in and out of the car when we go out to the doctor, hospital or any outings. Keith’s current weight is 88 lbs, and his chair that we lift in and out of the car is 120 lbs. We have 2 other children, a boy who is 10 and a girl who is 16. They help us out a lot when it comes to their brother. Sometimes we have to take one of them with us on Keith’s doctor appointments to help with suctioning him when he needs it or help carry his oxygen. We try to make their lives as normal as possible with activities and everyday life, but it’s not easy for any of us. Keith is always keeping us on our toes. We thank the Lord and we cherish every day we get to spend with him. We are asking everyone to share our story and help us with our fundraiser for a wheelchair van. Thank you we hope to see everyone at the Benefit. WE ARE LOOKING FOR ALL DONATIONS FOR OUR EVENT THAT WILL BE HAPPENING on AUGUST 24, 2014, AT LYONS LAKE, NASSAU, NY. We are looking for monetary donations, gift cards, items/services to be auctioned off and banner sponsors. You can mail checks to First Baptist Church, 560 Congress Street, Troy, NY 12180. (Contact person) Eileen White, 494 North Nassau Rd, Averill Park, NY 518-674-3586 https:/ /

ROSE GOLDEN STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA THIS SEMESTER Rose Golden of Rensselaer, NY, is one of 38 SUNY Oneonta students studying abroad this semester. Golden, a senior majoring in Mass Communication/Media, is studying at Macquarie University in Australia on a semester-long program through SUNY Brockport.

RECORDING ARTISTS ANDY GULLAHORN and ROLLYN ZOUBEK in CONCERT New Lebanon Congregational Church, on the corner of Routes 20 & 22 in New Lebanon, is Pleased to Present Recording Artists Andy Gullahorn and Rollyn Zoubek in Concert on April 26, 2014 at 7:00PM - Tickets are $15 in advance at or by phoning 518-794-7973. Family myth has it that singer-songwriter Rollyn Zoubek came out singing, and picked up her first guitar when she was eight. “Rollyn Zoubek’s female lead vocals are that rare form of worldclass artistry that must be heard. She sings both deftly and emotionally, without resorting to either emotionalism or blatant showmanship.” Some people were born to be on stage. Some people were made to have their name in lights. Some people were born incredibly attractive. Some people read. Andy is not any of those people. Andy was born and raised in the rich musical climate of Austin, TX and then went to College at Belmont University in Nashville to join the legions of songwriters in the country music scene. He now spends his time playing concerts and house shows across the country. Andy was a Kerrville New Folk Winner in 2010 and was a runner-up at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.

TIMOTHY H. GIFFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The Timothy H. Gifford Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by the Gifford Family in memory of Timothy H. Gifford. Tim Gifford was an active farmer and an enthusiastic member of Rensselaer County 4-H, showing both sheep and cows at the Schaghticoke Fair. Tim always lived life to its fullest. This $1500 scholarship has been made possible due to the generosity and kindness of the local community which Tim grew up in and belonged to. Applicants are encouraged to apply multiple times, although each recipient can only receive the scholarship once. One scholarship is available annually to anyone pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture or mechanics. Although special consideration is given to current/ past members of a county 4-H program, the applicant need not be a member to apply. Applications can be found at any Rensselaer County High School Guidance Office or at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County website – under Scholarship Opportunities and Member/Leader Forms. Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2014 and mailed to: Timothy H. Gifford Memorial Scholarship, 30 Berkshire Dr., Troy, NY 12180.

BRUNSWICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY INDENTURE EXHIBIT The Brunswick Historical Society is currently exhibiting seven beautiful Brunswick indentures, spanning 60 years from 17701830. One of the documents is between Levinus Lansing and Jacob Leverse. It mentions Abraham Jacob Lansing and the patent of Stone Arabia. This indenture contains Levinus Lansing’s signature and remnants of his wax seal. The BHS is open Wednesdays, 1-3 PM and Saturdays, 10-3 PM. Located at the 1881 Garfield School, 605 Brunswick Road, Brunswick.


Rob Morris co-founder & president of LOVE 146 will be at Faith and Love Fellowship, 166 Columbia Tpke, Rensselaer, on Sunday, April 27th, at 10:30AM. LOVE 146 is an organization working towards ending child trafficking and exploitation. Human Trafficking is slavery. In 2012, the International Labor Organization estimated that there are 20.9 million enslaved today. Rob will be there sharing stories of hope, love, and encouragement. Come and be blessed by this inspiring man. Refreshments and fellowship will follow service.

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Easter Dining RT. 66, AVERILL PK RD.


Easter Sunday Dining Seating 10am & 12pm PM Seatings 2pm & 4pm Menu: Assorted Cereals Quiche ~ Egg Station Bacon & Sausage Fruit Station Waffle Station w/Toppings French Toast ~ Ham Turkey ~ Roasted Potatoes Soup ~ Salad ~ Pastries Dessert ~ Juice ~ Coffee

$15.95 per person $7.95 12 & under Kids under 5 FREE

Regular Menu + Easter Specials Choice Prime Rib.....$2295 Baked Salmon

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First Music Cruise of 2014 with “The Refrigerators” Fri. May 9th

Dinner Cruise: Board 7 pm ($41.00) Non Dinner Cruise: Board 8 pm ($19.50)

Sailing 8:30pm-11:30pm

Must be 21 (with ID) to board. Absolutely no exceptions!

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office hours: Mon Fri: 9am-5pm Dock: Int. of State & Front Streets • Troy

Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231

Fish Fry Friday’s

The second meeting of the Glendora Vegetarian Club will take place at the Nassau Free Library at 6PM on Wednesday, April 30th. The featured activity will be a vegan ice cream social, and those attending will find out how they can participate in a cooking contest. First prize will be $30 for the best vegan dish; second prize, $20 for the best vegetarian dish; third prize, $15 for the runner-up with a submission for either category. Meetings are open to everyone who wants to learn about the benefits of vegetarianism. As Glendora says, “Don’t just go to the doctor for relief from such chronic conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes; go to the kitchen as well!” Please call her at (518) 610-5810 and let her know that you will be there.

ANNUAL SPRING TEA PARTY & FASHION SHOW IS BREWING Faith & Love Fellowship is getting ready for our annual Tea party & “Dress for Less” Fashion Show. This exciting event will take place on Saturday, April 26th, from Noon to 3PM, 166 Columbia Tpke, Rensselaer. Fancy hats & gloves will be worn; a short skit and music will entertain you too. Tea, sweets and a light lunch will be served. Bring a friend, make a friend; you’ll be in store for a fabulous time. All this fun and food for only $5. Please call Karen at 518330-1509 to make reservations by April 22nd.


Every Friday until April 18th Fish Fry with Fries & Cole Slaw.....................................$8.00 Hamburg(1) or Hot Dog(1) Platter w/Fries & Cole Slaw...$5.50 Clam Roll Dinner with Fries & Cole Slaw.........................$5.50 Clam Roll Only................$4.00 50 SIDES SIDES: Fries $1. • Cole Slaw $1.00 Dine In or Take Out • Public Always Welcome

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Sunday April 20th



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Hawaiian Bake Ham..$1595 Special Dinners come with: Baked-Mashed or Scalloped Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables & Side Salad


Boarding 11:30am • Sailing Noon-3pm $10 for Children (Ages 4-11) • $32 for Adults

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The Stephentown Valley Rod & Gun Club will be hosting a Chicken Parmesan Dinner on April 27th, from 1PM to 6PM. Dinner will be served at 4PM. For tickets, see any member of the club or call 766-5350. Tickets: $12 for Adults, $5 for Children under 12 and Children under 5 are free! Chicken Parmesan Dinner includes: 1 Free Draft/Wine/Soda with admission; Chicken Parm & Pasta; Sausage & Meatballs; Salad and Bread. Tickets available at the door!!

Easter Brunch Cruise

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The Historical Society of Esquatak is pleased to announce its upcoming turkey dinner. Karen Hess, writer and docent at the Albany Institute of History and Art, will present her fascinating research on the relationship between local Mohicans and the Coeymans family in colonial times. The dinner is taking place on April 25th. For dinner details, please call 766-2588.



The Schodack Valley Fire House, 1553 Schodack Valley Road in Castleton will be holding Pizza Night on Saturday, April 19th, from 5PM to 9PM. Pizza, Antipasto, Wings and more. Our featured Pizza this month will be Meatlover’s. Additional seating is available. As always, you can eat-in or take-out. For take-out, call us at 477-4215.

On Saturday, April 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Little Sisters of the Poor and volunteers at Our Lady of Hope Residence will be accepting ham. Donations may be dropped off at Our Lady of Hope Residence, 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane (off Old Loudon Rd., behind St. Ambrose Church) Latham. For additional information, please call (518) 785-4551.


Easter Brunch &Dinner

Sunday, April 20th Brunch 10am-2 Dinner 2:30-8:00 Adults $18.95 • Children $12.95

• Orange Juice • Coffee & Tea • Fresh Fruit • Salad • Assorted Muffins & Bagels • Fresh Made Belgium Waffles • Sausage & Bacon • Baked Ham & Turkey Carving Station • Scrambled Eggs • Au Gratin Potatoes • Tortellini Primavera & Hazelnut •Augratin Potatoes Chicken with Frangelico cream sauce

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Good Friday April 18th Daily Broiled or Fried Seafood Specials Fish ‘n Chips All Week Long Come in Every Friday for the Best Seafood Chowder in the Area!

CHICKEN BBQ SCHEDULE FOR POST 1021 Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 located in Averill Park announces their 2014 Chicken BBQ Schedule: April 19th, May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th, and October 18th. Please reserve by calling the Post at 674-2309 by 1pm. Chickens will be available for pick-up, 11AM until 4:30PM.

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ROAST BEEF DINNER Hope United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Spring Roast Beef Dinner and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 3, from 4:30PM - 6:30PM. The dinner will be served family style and include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, French slaw, rolls and homemade pie. The price will be $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 5-12, and children under five are free. The church is located on the corner of Garfield Road and RT 2 in Eagle Mills. For reservations, please call 279-9601.




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Easter Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm

All-You Can-Eat Brunch ADULTS $16.95 • CHILDREN (under 12) $8.95

Easter Sunday Dinner Specials 3-8pm Serving our Famous Ham or Turkey Dinner $13.95 plus our special Easter menu

13th ANNUAL HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL SILENT AUCTION EVENT The 13th Annual Holy Spirit School Silent Auction Event will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, from 6-9:30pm at the Comfort Inn & Suite, East Greenbush, NY. Entertainment, Delicious Food, Silent & Live Auction. Recall the joy…the excitement...the thrill of it all? We are continuing the tradition and expect this year’s Silent Auction Cocktail Party Event to be even bigger and better than in the past! Silent auction items include professional & hobby services, gift baskets and gift certificates galore! Live auction for unique and valuable experiences like dinner parties, weekend get-a-ways and even a vacation home in Costa Rico! Come join the liveliest cocktail party in town! Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at or by mailing payment directly to school at 54 Highland Drive, East Greenbush, NY 12061. All questions can be directed to the Silent Auction Committee at 518-477-5739.

WSL VOL. FIRE CO. GIFFY’S CHICKEN BAR-B-Q DINNER On Sunday, April 27th, The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a Giffy’s Chicken Bar-B-Q Dinner from 3:30PM - 6PM in the WSL fire hall. The price and menu of each dinner are as follows: $6.00 - ½ chicken only, $10.00 - ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, butter, cookie, and beverage, $14.00 - ½ baby back rib (Pre-Order Only), and $18.00 - ½ baby back rib, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, butter, cookie, beverage and paper package (Pre-Order Only). You may place an order by calling 4791018 or 674-3677 on the day of the event or email orders to

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TSATSAWASSA FIRE CO. BREAKFAST Postponement of the monthly breakfast at the Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company. The April monthly breakfast at the firehouse will be held on Sunday, April 27th, from 8AM until 11:30AM. Breakfast consists of your choice of French toast or pancakes, together with bacon or sausage, toast, orange juice, beverages and eggs prepared to your order for a cost of $6. with children under five served free. Support your local fire company while visiting with friends and neighbors and enjoying a hearty breakfast to start your day. The firehouse is located behind the post office near the intersection of Routes 20 and 66 North in the hamlet of Brainard and is handicap accessible. For more information, call 518-7663815.

LENTEN FISH FRY/CLAM ROLL DINNER The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, NY, will be having its Lenten fish fry/clam roll dinners, Good Friday, 4/18/14, from 11AM-7PM. Menu includes fish fry or clam roll dinner, including french fries, coleslaw & 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. Call Barbara at 279-9458 for information.

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Spring has finally sprung and all gardeners are anxious to get out and start working in their gardens. This is a great time to dig and divide those perennials that have gotten too big for their spots in the garden. If you have enough plants to share, members of the Sand Lake Garden Club would be happy to help with the digging. Shared plants will be potted and sold at the Club’s annual plant sale to be held this year on Saturday, May 10th. Proceeds from the sale are used for college scholarships and town beautification projects. If you have plants that you can donate, and need help in dividing please call Connie at 674-3101.

It was great to see former and new businesses getting involved together at the 1st meeting of the new North Greenbush Business Association. There was great participation from everyone. We have set a date for the next meeting which will be held at Paolo Lombardi’s again on Tuesday, April 22nd, at 7pm. If you know of any other business owners who you think would have an interest, please give them the date and time. I have talked to a few others and I have comprised a list of questions I would like to ask you to kindly give some thought to and respond back to me via email (chuckmccauley62@gmail. com). We will discuss the responses at the next meeting. 1. What do you think our main purpose should be? 2. Do you think we should have a brand name (Main Ave, Route 66 or Wynantskill)? 3. How can we promote your business? 4. What would you like to see happen for our town? 5. How much should we charge for yearly dues? 6. What would you like some of the topics to be at the meetings? I will be stopping at other businesses around town and inviting them to our next meeting. Again, it was great seeing and meeting all of our new friends and members. We are off to a great start. Let’s build on this ~ Chuck McCauley together.

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush will be having their Spring Thrift Sale and Plant Sale on May 2nd, from 5PM – 8PM; and May 3rd, from 9AM -12PM (Bag Day). There will be many items from household to clothes to toys. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, off of 9 & 20 in East Greenbush.

NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMAL SPIRITS AT GRAFTON COMM. LIBRARY Storyteller Gil Payette will present an entertaining and informative program on Native American Animal Spirits at Grafton Community Library on Friday, April 18th, at 6:30 pm. Gil Payette will weave together his teaching and storytelling skills to provide a glimpse of how Native Americans understand spiritual and sacred animal power. Some Native American languages have no word for ‘animal.’ These life forms were considered extended family— brothers, sisters, cousins— each one unique unto itself, a symbol of power, of the soul, a creative element with a spiritual purpose. Special door prizes will be given!

THRIFT SHOP 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, April 19th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books, toys, games, housewares, glasses, dishes, furniture and many one-of-akind items. We have a great assortment of Easter decorations. Ask to see our handicapped equipment and scrubs. Learn more at thriftshop.



• Sunday, April 20, Easter Sunday - 6:30 a.m. Early Worship outdoors at Crystal Cove. No Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. Festive Worship in the sanctuary with choir and organ. John 20: 1-18. Professional child care provided. 11:30 Fellowship hour in the social hall. • Good Friday, April 18- 9:00 a.m., Walk with the Cross from St. Henry’s in Averill Park to Salem UMC in West Sand Lake. Noon— Good Friday worship in COC sanctuary. No lunch served on this Good Friday. • Potluck Dinner and Program, Wed., April 23. Bring your place setting and a dish to share. Dinner at 6:00 in the social hall, program at 7:00. Pattie Deacon-Laird will tell us about her river cruise in Europe. • May 2 and 3, Clothing Only Rummage Sale.

The Annual Meeting of the Lot Owners of the Sand Lake Union Cemetery will be held at the Church of the Covenant, on Wednesday, May 7th, beginning at 7PM. Trustees will be elected to fill the expired terms of David Barnum and Audrey Trupia. Any concerns of Lot Owners will be addressed and other business conducted as necessary.

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SCHODACK MOVES FORWARD Letter to the Editor: The Town Board is to be commended for developing a Town Center Plan. Regardless of how you feel about it, the Board deserves credit for developing a plan that not only has action steps, but identifies possible funding sources for those steps. There is also enough flexibility in the plan that what actually gets built can be determined by the public. Again, it is a plan that lists possibilities without limiting the town’s imagination. One item that appears to be controversial is the “right-sizing” of Columbia Turnpike from Miller Road to the Town Hall; however, anybody who has tried to take a left-hand turn either into or out of the businesses along this stretch realizes how important a center turning lane is. Waiting in the passing lane to make a turn into a business is dangerous in that area. And waiting to make a left exiting businesses is frustrating because traffic in various lanes is moving at different speeds, and many vehicles are in the passing lane (probably because of the condition of the road), so the lane one needs to turn into is often blocked. The Town Center Plan is just a first step to seeing a more vibrant Schodack. I look forward to the town developing such things as commercial design standards so that Schodack develops a “look” and an identity that draws people. Compare the Rite-Aid in West Sand Lake to ours and you can see the value of design standards. Rite Aid didn’t abandon West Sand Lake and I don’t believe Rite Aid, or any worthwhile business, would reject Schodack because we want businesses and structures to fit in our town. I look forward to working with the Town Board on this Town Center Project to realize this vision for our town and to make Schodack a place where people want to be. We can have a section of town we deserve through the creation of the Town Center, and hopefully more, as the Town looks beyond this small part of our wonderful Town. ~ Joe Grimaldi, President Schodack Planning & Development Association

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GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD PANTRY East Nassau now has a food pantry and is utilizing the East Nassau Baptist Church as the center’s location. Our hours of operation are Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 11:00 am. We welcome any one who is in need of food assistance. The pantry is always accepting donations and they can be dropped off during the hours of operation or you may call to make special arrangements. Nonperishable items can be left outside in the boxes provided under the drop off area in front of the church. We are also looking for people who would like to volunteer with this project. Please call (518) 470-6357 or (518) 653-7197 for more information. Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 6447 U S Route 66, East Nassau, N Y 12062

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pages 11-13 TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS The Capital Region Caregiver Coalition and Albany Guardian Society, in conjunction with Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Agencies on Aging, is proud to present the 7th Annual TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS: Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You on Saturday, April 26th, St. Sophia’s Church, 440 White-hall Road, Albany, from 8AM-12Noon. For more info., visit us on the web at www.capitalregion caregiver. com or email us at info@capital Workshops, Continental Breakfast, Caregiver Healing Touch and Vendor Resource Fair. Registration is now open: Call 269-3976 or register online via e-mail to director@albany and noting “Caregiver Event” in the subject line.


WHAT: Childhood Lead Poisoning is a major problem resulting in the loss of billions of dollars. In an attempt to correct it before it becomes a problem, Cornell Cooperative Extension in collaboration with the Rensselaer County Department of Health are working together to prevent childhood poisoning. The Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program will prevent childhood lead poisoning by performing lead risk assessments and providing educational materials and incentive items to residents in the City’s of Troy and Rensselaer. WHERE: Zip codes: 12180 & 12182 & 12144 (within the City Of Rensselaer only) WHY: Lead Exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. Children who seem otherwise healthy can have EBLL (elevated blood lead levels). Lead poisoning can

happen just by breathing or swallowing lead dust or eating soil or paint chips containing lead. Removing lead-based paint improperly can increase the danger to your family. Lead is more dangerous to children because babies and young children often put their hands and other objects into their mouths and these objects can contain lead dust. Because children’s bodies are growing rapidly they can absorb more lead then adults can. Children’s brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead such as learning disabilities, mental retardation, kidney damage, anemia, and death. CONTACT: Deanna Miller, Primary Lead Prevention Program Lead Risk Assessor, Environmental Health Educator Rensselaer County Department of Health 1600 7th Ave., Troy, NY 12180 (518)270-2640.

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EASTER EGG HUNT at STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY • Saturday, April 19th, 10 - 11AM - Easter Egg Hunt. Rain or Shine. Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Come to the Stephentown Memorial Library for an Easter Egg Hunt. There will be activities and fun for all ages, Easter games including Bunny Hop Race and Egg toss, Egg coloring, and a visit by the Easter Bunny! Preregistration is helpful, but not required. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Town of Stephentown, and open to all Stephentown children. For more information, call the Stephentown Memorial Library at 733-5750. Check our website for regular updates. We are on Facebook - Add us to your friend list for up to the minute news!


NAZARETH COLLEGE INDUCTS STUDENTS INTO PHI KAPPA PHI HONOR SOCIETY Nazareth College is pleased to announce 73 new members in the 2014 class of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Rebecca Englund of Nassau, and Kylie Welsh of Troy.

NY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS RECEIVE NEW RANK, NEW RESPONSIBILITIES New York Army National Guard Announces Soldier Promotions Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Michael Weber from Eagle Bridge, and serving with the 466th Medical Company Area Support is promoted to the rank of Private First Class. Kyle Eddy from Johnsonville, and serving with the Company A, 3-142nd Aviation is promoted to the rank of Specialist. Raymond Tanner from Valley Falls, and serving with the Company D (Forward Support Company Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), 427th Brigade Support Battalion is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Calvin Montes from Troy, and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Specialist. Shawn Watts from Troy, and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 501st Ordance Battalion, Explosive Ordance Disposal is promoted to the rank of Private First Class. David Vetter from Rensselaer, and serving with the Joint Force Headquarters is promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit or

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Please join us at the annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Union Gospel Church, at 1039 Plank Road in East Poestenkill. The hunt is sure to provide fun for the whole family. This year it is being held on Saturday, April 19th, at 10 a.m. till 12 noon. There will be lunch, crafts, and of course the hunt. The fun starts with the Egg Hunt, which starts promptly at 10 and lunch is served at about Noon. Parents, feel free to drop off your kids or stay for the entire time. All ages are welcome, and we will have a special area for those under 5. If you have any questions, feel free to call Beth at 283-8508.

NORTH CHATHAM UMC At 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 19th, we will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt. This is for kids up to age 12, and all are welcome. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. For more information, please call 7663535 or visit our website (northchathammethodist

AREA STUDENTS NAMED TO SIENA COLLEGE DEAN’S LIST Siena College names local students to its Fall 2013 Dean’s List: Beverly Beaudette, a accounting major from West Sand Lake, Sarah Bilodeau, a accounting major from Castleton On Hudson, John DeFazio, a accounting major from Troy, Melissa Estabrook, a accounting major from West Sand Lake, James Merrill, a accounting major from Rensselaer, Shannon Soja, a accounting major from Castleton On Hudson, Dylan Hover, a biology major from Stephentown, Jenni Moscowitz, a biology major from Castleton On Hudson, Abigail McCarthy, a computer science major from Wynantskill, Drew Pintus, a computer science major from Rensselaer, Conor Quinn, a economics major from Castleton On Hudson, Alise Weisberg, a economics major from Wynantskill, Shelby Benson, a English major from Poestenkill, Rebecca Davis, a English major from Castleton On Hudson, Noelle Domalewicz, a English education major from Rensselaer, Patrick Grace, a finance major from East Greenbush, Christopher Kaddo, a history major from Troy, Salim Kaddo Mouawad, a management major from Wynantskill, Michael Lewandowski, a management major from Troy, Morgan Woodard, a management major from East Greenbush, Kevin Breen, a marketing major from Rensselaer, Karissa Kutzer, a marketing major from Troy, Kelly Pasko, a marketing major from Castleton On Hudson, Kelly Nealon, a physics major from Troy, Stephanie DeRubertis, a psychology major from Rensselaer, Kirsten Dunn, a psychology major from Rensselaer, Brittney Geracitano, a psychology major from Castleton On Hudson, Sara Mahar, a science major from East Greenbush, Amanda Larkin, a business major from Troy, Alexander Pulver, a business major from Castleton On Hudson.

TOWN OF SAND LAKE YOUTH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT! Get your baskets ready! On Saturday, April 19th, the Town of Sand Lake will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Butler Park. The hunt will begin at 10:00, but be sure to arrive a few minutes early to hear all the important information. Since the Easter Bunny has worked so hard to make the hunt perfect for everyone, please be sure to park and gather at the pavilion so the Bunny’s eggs in the field do not get disturbed. The Easter Bunny will be available for photographs – so don’t forget your camera. If you have any questions, please call Lindsy Marshall at 526-0938.

NORTH GREENBUSH EASTER EGG HUNT The Town of North Greenbush will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th, at 10:00 a.m. at the North Greenbush Town Office Park (Recreation Area) Main Avenue, Wynantskill, in case of rain, inside the Main Ave. building. Pre-K through 4th Grade. The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by The North Greenbush Youth Committee and is accepting donations.

EASTER CELEBRATION Children in preschool through fifth grade are invited to join us for an Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 19th, at 1PM at Third Presbyterian Church, 115 Winter Street in Troy. In celebration of Easter, we will have some craft activities, telling of the Easter story, an Easter egg hunt and, of course, snacks. A parent or guardian is required to stay with their children. There is no charge for this event. For more information, please call the church office at 283-2420.

HOPE UMC RESURRECTION EGG ACTIVITY On Holy Saturday, April 19th, Hope United Methodist Church will have a Resurrection Egg Program. Children will learn to tell the story of how Jesus saved his people by putting together “Resurrection Egg” sets: egg cartons filled with symbols of the events of Holy Week. Crafts, fun and an Easter Egg Hunt will run from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Hope’s Worship Center, 566 Brunswick Road, (Eagle Mills - Route 2) Troy, NY. For information, call 279-1403.

“ELKS SCHOLARSHIPS” The Rensselaer Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 2073 is pleased to announce “Elks Scholarships”. Applications are now available for the “2014 Jack Stewart/Ann Collins Memorial Scholarships.” This year the Rensselaer Elks Lodge B.O.P.E. will present the Jack Stewart/Ann Collins Scholarships to one male and one female high school senior from each of the following schools: Averill Park, Columbia, Maple Hill and Rensselaer High Schools. A total of eight $500 scholarships will be awarded. Students in these four high schools may obtain a scholarship application in the guidance-counseling centers of their schools. Completed applications must be returned to the counseling center by Tues., May 20th, 2014. Judging will be performed during the last week of May. During the last week of May, each of the scholarship winners will be notified by mail of their success. Scholarship award winners will be presented with their awards at the Flag Day Ceremony to be held at the Rensselaer Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 2073 in early June.

LEO B. CLEMENT POESTENKILL LIBRARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Attention all high school seniors who are residents of Poestenkill. It’s time to organize your thoughts and start writing. A $250 cash scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior with plans to attend a two or four year college in the fall. Please submit your essay of 500-750 words which expresses your love of reading. All submissions must be received by the Poestenkill library by May 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the library website at or call the library at 283-3721.

POEST. LIBRARY MARKET DAY What is that you say? We can turn spring cleaning into fun and funds! Please pass on books, treasures, and plants you are ready to part with by dropping off items at your Poestenkill Library. This season you will find snacks at our bake sale and hot dog station, ready to bloom plants from our local gardeners, attic treasures, youth activity, movies, and of course, books, books, books! Visitors welcome from 9AM to 2PM.

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GREENBUSH GARDEN CLUB OFFERING GRANTS The Greenbush Garden Club is offering grants to southern Rensselaer County schools and nonprofit youth organizations that are developing or currently maintaining a garden with a goal of interesting children in the propagation and maintenance of a fruit or vegetable garden. If you are interested and would like more info. and details on how to apply, please contact greenbushgardener@ Deadline for applications is April 30, 2014.

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RENSSELAER COUNTY POOR HOUSE AND M.P. DEFREEST - PART 1 Ever since the early 1800’s, towns and counties have been responsible for caring for the poor among its residents. Rensselaer County established a poor house called “The House of Industry” in 1821. It was located near the borders of Troy and North Greenbush. The residents didn’t easily fit into one single category. Most were homeless and orphans, others were immigrants to the country and some were “lunatics” as the insane were called in those days. At its peak, the poor house held about 200 people. By 1880, the approximately 152 acre farm consisted of a keeper’s residence, dormitories for men and women inmates, dining halls, kitchens and laundry along with farm and other service buildings. As the name “house of industry suggests”, inmates were expected if physically able, to work the farm or labor in a nearby quarry, or tend to food preparation and cleaning duties. The income from farm products covered only a part of the expenses. Most of the costs came from taxes levied on the towns where the people had lived. Although the conditions weren’t as bad as those told in a Charles Dickens novel, they could be pretty grim. An 1857 State Legislative investigation cited poor food, lack of proper clothing and inadequate heating during the winter. Conditions improved in the next few years, but another crisis occurred in 1875, and this is where Martin P. Defreest comes in. M.P. came from a long line of distinguished members of his family who lived in Greenbush. His grandfather and father had both been Town Supervisors and he had just completed several terms in that office. In 1870, the County Legislature appointed him Superintendent of the Poor. This was probably a political appointment and did cause some controversy at the time. They didn’t have political blogs then, but Philip Bray, a newspaper editor in the City of Rensselaer published several “circulars” attacking M.P. Defreest. He characterized Defreest and his ancestors as political hacks who were nominally Democrats but worked behind the scenes to thwart “true Democrats” (of which Bray contended he was). These attacks set the stage for a nasty confrontation between M.P. Defreest and the county legislature who had appointed him Acting Superintendent of the Poor. I’ll explain this in the next story.

VILLAGE OF NASSAU SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT ON MASTER PLAN UPDATE The Village of Nassau is revising its Master Plan and is seeking public input on topics such as economic vitality, quality of housing, Village character, and overall quality of life. A public information meeting will be held on April 21 at 7:00 PM at Village Hall, 40 Malden Street in Nassau. Light refreshments provided. Join your fellow residents in helping guide the future of your community. For more information, please contact Village Trustee Guy Forte at 518-470-0350 or

TOWN of E.G. HYDRANT/WATER MAIN FLUSHING SCHEDULE - April 2014 April 21 - MON - 3rd Ave Ext. and all streets off it. Route 4 (Troy Rd) and all streets off it, ending at Iroquois Pl. April 22 - TUE - All streets on north side of 9/20 between Elliot Rd and Schodack Town line. Includes Huntswood Est. April 23 - WED - All streets on south side of 9/20 from Schodack Town Hall line to Ridge Road. North side of 9/20 from Route 4 to Town Hall. April 24 – THU - 9/20 from Ridge Rd to Rensselaer City line, Prospect Hghts, Clinton Pk, Rte. 151 (Red Mill Rd) from August Gate to city line including all streets off it. April 25 - FRI - Complete flushing Hampton Manor Water District including Lakeview Ave. Flushing will begin at 8:00 am. During flushing, water pressure will be reduced. Water may become discolored due to iron and manganese deposits in the mains. Residents should limit their use of water for cooking and laundering during flushing in their areas. ~ East Greenbush Water Department (518) 477-9367

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SAVE THE DATE! JOIN US AT SONTREASURE ISLAND VBS When: July 28 –August 1, 2014 9am-12pm Where: St. Henry’s in Averill Park At SonTreasure Island, your treasure seekers will play games in the sun, create colorful crafts, hear island music, and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the life of Jesus. We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting event with the children and parents in the community. Registration opens on April 27th and is free. You can get your forms on or after April 27th at Salem United Methodist Church, St. Henry’s Church, The Church of the Covenant, or by emailing us at If you have any questions, please call Melissa Barber at 477-5607, Marie Frost at 6743818, or Laurie McPartlin at 674-8604

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On Friday, April 25th, our FREE movie series will present Despicable Me 2 beginning at 6:30. Admission is free, and so is the soda and popcorn! As an outreach ministry of St. Timothy’s, we collect food for the Concerns U food pantry in Rensselaer. Please bring a non-perishable food item and drop it in the collection box. Reminder, this presentation is one week later than usual due to the Easter Holiday Season. May will return to the 3rd Friday.

Clothing for the entire family will be available at The Church of the Covenant (the round church in the center of Averill Park) on Friday, May 2; and Saturday, May 3; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A $3.00 bag sale will start Saturday at noon. There will also be a bake sale on Friday. Clothing includes shoes, hats, and purses. There will also be a table of patterns, craft kits, fabric and yarn. Also another table of linens.

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Craig Wilkinson of Schodack Landing received the G. Lucius Cary Annual Service Leadership Award at Questar III’s annual meeting on April 9. The G. Lucius Cary Annual Service Leadership Award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership and contributions through volunteer service which are reflective of the values and beliefs of Questar III BOCES. The award, Questar III’s highest honor, is a tribute to G. Lucius Cary, a former BOCES board member. For the last 20 years, Wilkinson has served as a volunteer and role model for students and families in the Schodack Central School District. In addition to this recognition by Questar III, Wilkinson has been previously honored by the Rensselaer County Legislature, Boys and Girls Club and federal government.

PIPE DREAMS IN SCHODACK Letter to the Editor: There must be something in the water in Schodack or else residents are seeing too many fantasy movies. It appears that the Town Board now wants to create a Village in Schodack across from our Town Hall. I thought that we already had a Village complete with a bank, a boat club, a view of the Hudson River, shops, street lights, and a post office in Castleton. How is this Village working out for you? We have made so many poor decisions in Schodack in the past that another bad decision would not be economically wise. We allowed developments to be built along Schurrman Road without creating shoulders for pedestrians. NYSDOT was not happy about that one. We also allowed an apartment building to fill up with residents that have no cars, and therefore, have to negotiate broken shoulders on foot. Some of these residents are elderly with canes or walkers, one is blind, and some of them have young children to guide. Building a Village is not going to solve these problems nor is it going to make Schodack teem with new business. We already have businesses that are vital to our community, and the rest of the new businesses keep failing. As evidenced by the now empty restaurant and business center at the junction of 9 & 20. The economy is just not supportive of new business, and our location is not great. Plus, the School Board plans on filling up the entire Middle School with the businesses that are dying to locate in Schodack soon. I would like to suggest that you scrap the Village idea and give us all sewers instead. I have been in Town for over thirty years and have still to see them. I keep paying more in taxes and really have nothing new to show for it except Town water. This was only due to a lawsuit not good planning. I would also like to suggest that the Town Board visit the Senior Center before you increase our taxes yet again with this plan. I think that it may help everyone to deal with reality a little better. ~ Diane Knight, Realist Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

TOWN of EAST GREENBUSH COMMUNITY & RECREATIONAL SERVICES MAY EVENTS: • May 1st: Senior Bocce Begins in Onderdonk Park, 5:30 p.m., every Thursday through the summer • May 10th: Muffins for Moms, 10-12 noon, Town Hall Community Room, Sponsored by The East Greenbush Girl Scouts • May 3rd and 17th, East Greenbush Girl Scouts Senior Yard Clean Up.

SPRING CRAFT FAIR & SMALL BUSINESS EXPO at SCHAGHTICOKE FAIRGROUNDS Mark your calendars for the Spring Craft Fair and Small Business Expo to be held at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Saturday, May 3rd; and Sunday, May 4th, from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Just in time for your Mother’s Day shopping! Some of the confirmed vendors to date include Pampered Chef, shabby chic décor for the home, various jewelry designers, Thirty One Gifts, handcrafted soaps, Origami Owl, grapevine florals and wreaths, Clever Container, women’s clothing, Tastefully Simple, maple syrup, Madison Handbags, homemade dog treats, Stampin Up, Avon and more. Local small businesses, just to mention a few, will be on hand promoting everything from water treatments and insurance to home improvement and hot tubs. Bring your appetite, local food vendors on hand all day. Rain or Shine, this is an indoor event with free admission to the public. Also, come to the Craft Fair and Expo and take a chance on winning VIP tickets to Countryfest 2014. No purchase necessary to enter to win tickets. For more information, please call Mary at (518) 753-4411, x13 or email The Schaghticoke fairgrounds are located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154.

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One Eastwyck Circle | North Greenbush, NY 12144 | 518-874-1638 | MUSICIANS NEEDED The Averill Park Community Orchestra is seeking new members with intermediate up to advanced skills in music from middle school age on up into adulthood. We now have members from this area and beyond and would welcome new ones. Students, you can obtain community service hours by joining us. If you play a string, wind, or percussion instrument, or have played one in the past, this is the group for you. Currently, we are really in need of more string and trombone players; however, all other musicians are most welcome to join us. We play a variety of music from classical, to jazz to pop, and more. Come have fun with us and gain a sense of accomplishment at the same time. We practice at the Algonquin Middle School on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:3O PM. Our spring concert will be on June 8 at 4 PM. Call Janine Budesheim for more information at 674-5917 or email her at

E.G. SPOTLIGHT ON YOUTH AWARD NOMINATIONS The Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreational Services Department is seeking nominations for our Spotlight on Youth Awards for 2014. We are searching for youth ages 11-18 who consistently give back to our community through volunteerism or by continually exhibiting positive character traits such as kindness, citizenship, respect, and responsibility. If you know of a youth in our community that deserves this recognition, please go to our website and download a nomination form. Deadline is May 16th! For more details on all events, please go to our website or call 477-4194 or check for daily updates on our Facebook page, Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation Department.

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by Riley Ludwig There is a lot to report this week! The lacrosse team had a packed week. They began the week with an away game at Bethlehem on Tuesday, 4/8. The Warriors fought hard, but could not top the Eagles, and lost, 18-5. The ladies hosted Saratoga on Thursday, 4/10, but lost another tough game against the Blue Streaks, 18-8. However, seven of the ladies scored goals in this game! The ladies redeemed themselves in a non-league home game against Emma Willard, winning 14-5. Senior Emily Halpin scored a whopping five goals against Emma. The ladies host Ballston Spa on Thursday, 4/17, at 11:00am. The softball team is on fire early in the season. They began league play with a win at Bethlehem on Wednesday, 4/9. The ladies won, 5-0. Senior pitcher Brittany Meka struck out eleven batters in this game! The ladies then hosted Saratoga on Friday, 4/11. The ladies got the win in the bottom of the seventh against the Blue Streaks, with junior Caraline Wood scoring the winning run. AP won, 5-4. The ladies participated in a memorial tournament for Deanna Rivers last weekend, and won their games against Cohoes and Niskayuna, with scores of 10-2 and 9-1, respectively. You can catch the Lady Warriors on Thursday, 4/17, at home when they face Ballston Spa at 11:00am. The track teams competed in the Nanuet Relays this past weekend, and it was an exciting one for the Warriors. Senior Amanda Harrington and eighth grader Alana Carroll took first place in the pole vault with a combined jump of 17 feet. The 4x100 relay team consisting of seniors Wesley Clayton and Jarred Austin, and juniors Joe Lettko and Matt Lanoue, placed third at the meet. I’d like to give a quick shout to the junior varsity distance medley relay team, who set a meet record for the 4x400 event. The team consisted of Jamie Cocca, Vincent Caruso, Benji Quinones, and Jeremy Carter. The next meet for the boys’ team is Tuesday, 4/22, at Guilderland. The girls’ will compete against Guilderland the next day, 4/23. The baseball team began their season with a home game at Bethlehem on Wednesday, 4/9. Unfortunately, the guys fell short, 11-4. They hosted Saratoga on Friday, 4/11, but couldn’t defeat the Blue Streaks. They lost, 12-0. The guys have had a packed week this past week, so hopefully, they will get their win! They play Thursday, 4/17, at home at 11:00am against Ballston Spa. Feel free to contact me at As always, go Warriors!

Sports Photo of Andy the Week by Flanagan

Averill Park Girls Varsity Lacrosse visited Bethlehem last week and had a rough start to the season with a loss. AP Senior Emily Halpin works thru two defenders here.

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Mackenzie Nitz has been playing softball since she was five years old. She loved to play catch with her dad, so her parents decided to sign her up for Classie Lassie T-ball. Now, she plays for the Averill Park varsity team in the outfield and for a travel team at third base. Even during the off season, Mackenzie is always playing softball. She plays on the Warning Track Heat Travel softball team year round, practicing two times a week. She has won numerous batting awards throughout her travel softball career, including winning the ASA National Championships with her current varsity teammates when she was ten years old. Along with softball, Mackenzie also skis during the winter. Mackenzie’s family and teammates have inspired her to be the person she is today; “they have always been behind me no matter what,” Mackenzie says. When she has free time, Mackenzie likes to hang out with her friends and family For Mackenzie’s senior year, she is taking Advanced Placement Biology, Calculus, Cinema, Chic Literature, Economics, and Government, with a 94 GPA. Mackenzie has been on the high honor roll since sixth grade. After high school, Mackenzie will be attending Russell Sage for nursing, and will hopefully continue with her softball career. When I asked what being a scholar athlete means to Mackenzie, she said “It’s an honor to be named scholar athlete, it shows how important it is to maintain the balance between school and sports.” Congratulations on a successful high school career, Mackenzie, and good luck to you with your future endeavors! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

FREE SKATING LESSONS, APPEARANCES by OLYMPIC SKATERS at “SKATEFEST” Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club, together with “Stars on Ice” and US Figure Skating, will hold “Skatefest” on Friday, April 18, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Albany County Hockey Training Facility. The event features free skating and lessons, plus appearances by select Olympic skaters performing that evening in “Stars on Ice” at the Times Union Center. Registration opens at 11:15 am and is first-come, first served. All ages and abilities welcome. Instructors will be Albany County Hockey Facility and US Figure Skating coaches. Skate rentals available for $2.00. For details, visit

N.G. KIWANIS CLUB HOSTING “BOWL-A-THON” The North Greenbush Kiwanis Club is hosting a “Bowl-A-Thon” on April 25th, at Hi-Way Recreation, 115 Main Ave., Wynantskill on Friday, April 25th, at 9 pm. Registration is - $20 per person which includes 2 games, shoes, and pizza. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Contact Samantha at or call (518) 376-4004 to reserve your space via paypal.

DEPT. of ATHLETICS CELEBRATES NATIONAL STUDENT ATHLETE DAY On Friday morning, the Department of Athletics celebrated National Student Athlete Day at the Pepsi Forum, honoring 127 student-athletes at the ceremony. The day was highlighted by a keynote speech from Sports Entertainment & Event Management Professor Patrick Leary. The National Student Athlete Day is sponsored by the NCAA and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) and has been celebrated annually in early April since 1987. National Student Athlete Day celebrates the outstanding achievements of student-athletes who have excelled in academics (3.4 Cumulative GPA or above) while making contributions to their schools and communities. This year’s local honoree for Johnson & Wales for 2013-14. Women’s Basketball: Samantha Hendrick – Castleton On Hudson, Maple Hill High School

FUNDRAISING EVENT TO BENEFIT AREA RESIDENTS!! Attention everyone in the greater Averill Park area. Bring all those you know with you to this district-wide event. This is an opportunity for the AP community to come together and have some fun while we help people we care about in our community! So don’t walk, run to the Averill Park Zumbathon being held in the AP High School gym as a benefit for AP sophomore Andrew Cummings and AP alumni Nick Crucetti. Make it a family outing for everyone to enjoy on Saturday, May 10th, from 1-3. Refreshments and a Chinese auction will be part of the fun. Only a $10 donation is needed to get in. Sponsored by APHS Key Club and Health students. Questions on how you can help out at the event can be emailed to

HUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING Hunter Education Training scheduled at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc on Friday, April 25th, from 7 to 11PM; and Sunday, April 27th, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Hunter Education Course will be held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, 531 Snyders Lake Road in Wynantskill (Town of North Greenbush). Pre-registration is required! Pre-registration will be held at the Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30PM starting on Wednesday, April 2nd, until class is full. Class size is limited first-come, first-served basis. Pre-register early to be sure of a class slot. Phone 286-9620.



On Sunday, May 4th 2014, The American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave., Wynantskill will host this program from 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. This is a NASBLA and New York State approved certification course for 14 yrs. and older. The course acquaints boaters of all ages with safe and legal boating practices. Students completing this course and passing the instructor-administered exam will earn the New York State Boater Safety Certificate. There is a $ 25.00 Advanced registration fee, with a limited class size, so register early. To register, call Bill McGuirk at 441-0013. Sponsored by The Sons of The American Legion Post #1489 with proceeds to benefit area youth organizations.

Southern Rensselaer County Babe Ruth (Sorensco) is still accepting registrations for the Mickey Mantle (16u), Connie Mack (18u), and Senior Babe Ruth (16-18 yrs) divisions for the upcoming 2014 season. The 2014 Registration Form can be found on the Sorensco website at: Registration for our Prep (13u) and Major (15u) divisions closed on April 1st and teams will be announced soon. Sorensco is a well-established, community-based baseball league for players 13-18 years of age from East Greenbush, North Greenbush, Nassau, Rensselaer, and Averill Park that offers an exceptional and very affordable baseball experience for players and their families. Please email any questions to:



Front left to right - Kendra Davis, Brigham Logue, Jordan Shupe, Grace Huffam, Paige Spiess, Elyse Scott and Olivia Logue. Back left to right – CharlieAnne Huffam, Merrill Wrenn, Shiann Faluszczak, Julia Schepici, Christina Shupe, Emma Woolley, Erin Goodermote and Charlene Schermerhorn – not pictured are Sierra Parker and Michaila O’Brien Congratulations and Thank You to all the members, leaders and volunteers who chipped in and assisted our Rensselaer County horse bowl teams throughout the season. Between October and March, 24 4-H members participated in equine educational meetings to increase their knowledge of horses as well as prepare for the Regional Horse Bowl Event in March. Thank you to CCE of Albany County for hosting the Regional Horse Bowl Contest at Voorheesville High School. It was a very fun and educational day and we were lucky to have lots of outstanding helpers for the day! Our Senior team coached by Charlene Schermerhorn and led by Captain Michaila O’Brien and members Emma Woolley, Christina Shupe, Elyse Scott and Sierra Parker placed 5th. The Novice Team coached by Olivia Logue placed 3rd led by Captain Merrill Wrenn and members Paige Spiess, Grace Huffam, and Jordan Shupe. Paige and Merrill placed 4th and 8th respectively individually. Our Junior Team coached by CharlieAnne Huffam and led by Captain Brigham Logue and members ShiAnn Faluszczak, Erin Goodermote, Kendra Davis and Julia Schepici placed 1st. Brigham and Kendra placed 1st and 3rd respectively individually. The Junior Team will be representing the region and going on to compete at the New York State Horse Bowl Contest held at Cornell University in April. Good luck to them as they move on to the next contest. Thanks again to all that made Horse Bowl Season possible. To learn more about this and other 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact your respective county Cooperative Extension office.

TEAM BRYK SUPPORTERS! Hello, TEAM BRYK supporters! We are mixing up how we are fundraising this year for the awesome Sexual Assault & Crime Victims Assistance Program. You can donate to the link below ~ please remember to choose TEAM BRYK, and Rachel is (still) our fearless leader! You may also go to the link to register to Walk A Mile In Her Shoes with us on 4/26/14. As Rachel told us in 2011, You’ll never know who you’re helping, and the support means more than you know. Thank you! o r Sexual_Assault_Center/Walk_a_Mile/ d SARATOGA SENIOR MEN’S BASEBALL , LEAGUE SEEKING PLAYERS f , The Saratoga Senior Men’s Baseball League is looking for players d ages 30 and over for the upcoming season. The season runs r from May through August with 21 regular season games plus playoffs. For more information, go to

Scholar athlete, Cali Palumbo, has been appointed to the USMA’s West Point Class of 2018. It’s been nineteen years since a female from Columbia High was appointed to West Point! Cali’s in the top 5% of her class and scored a perfect score on her BIO SAT II exam. Cali takes AP and Honors classes and has an unweighted GPA of 95. She’s a member of the National Honor Society, received the NYSAHPERD Capital Zone Leadership Award and the US Air Force Mathematics and Science Award for outstanding academic achievement. Cali is team captain for Columbia’s Cross Country and Track teams. She ran Varsity Track since 7th grade, holds three school records and was named Suburban Council All Star for Pentathlon two years in a row. Cali was honored to receive the Dennis Barrett Scholarship Award for Outstanding Leadership & Character as well as being the WNYT MVP Athlete of the week last December. Daughter of Denise and Joseph, Cali worked as a counselor for North Greenbush Summer Camp and is a local volunteer. She played competitive soccer for Greenbush Travel Soccer for 7 years and is a regular at WSL Fitness Coach. Cali was recruited for Army’s track team.

TOWN OF NASSAU BASKETBALL FUN NIGHT Back by popular demand! Town of Nassau Youth Committee is hosting a free basketball fun night. Come shoot some hoops and play basketball for kids ages 8-17 yrs. old. Basketball nights will be Tuesdays - April 22 and May 6th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School Gym located in the Village of Nassau. Sneakers Required. ~ Fred McCagg Town of Nassau Youth Committee Chairman

2014 BRUNSWICK BASEBALL SENIOR (17-22) HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION Brunswick Baseball is currently registering players age 17-22 for the 2014 Senior House League season. Players must register on-line by visiting our website @ brunswickbaseball and clicking on the Links Tab on our Homepage menu. The Senior House League will consist of a 14 game regular season schedule with a play-off tournament planned at the end of the season. All games will be played at the Brunswick Sports Complex on Rte 2 in the Town of Brunswick. The registration fee will be $145 per player. The Brunswick Baseball League is an independent league with no boundaries, registration is open to all interested players. Registration for the Senior League will remain open until May 1st. Teams will be drafted in early May. For questions, please contact Mark Phillips 279-3471 or Chris Phillips 588-8326

2014 RUN 4 VOCATIONS! Everyone has a vocation! What’s Yours? Come out and witness to your vocation of single, married, priestly, diaconal or religious life! WHAT: 5K opportunity to Walk or Run WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2014 WHERE: Christian Brothers Academy, 12 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205 REGISTRATION: online at Register by April 15th for $20.00 per person. Late Registration $30.00. Free T-shirt while they last and lunch included. Call Sister Rosemary at 518-674-3818 for more information. This event is sponsored by the Vocation Office of the R.C. Diocese of Albany.

KIWANIS CLUBS of the VAN RENSSELAER DIVISION - BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT The Van Rensselaer Division of Kiwanis is comprised of the clubs in: Castleton/Schodack, East Greenbush, Hoosick Falls, North Greenbush, Rensselaer, Sand Lake, and Troy. Kiwanis is a community organization of volunteers dedicated to providing assistance and support through community service projects and fund raising activities to those in need, especially children. On Saturday May 31, 2014, The Kiwanis Clubs of Rensselaer County are hosting a Golf Tournament at the Burden Lake County Club in Averill Park. A day of fun, golf and prizes will begin at 11:00 A.M. with sign-in and optional putting contest, followed by lunch at 12:00 noon. Eighteen Holes of golf w/ cart - Shot gun start at 1:00 P.M. and a Dinner Buffet w/ beverages at 6:00 P.M. – all inclusive for $100.00 per golfer. Scheduled event contests include; closest to the pin, longest drive, straightest drive, etc. Please consider participating and invite other family members, neighbors and friends to join you for dinner at 6:00 P.M. Those arriving for dinner only will be charged $25.00 - cost includes all food, beer, wine, soda, tax and tip. Please contact Bob Loveridge by calling (518) 202-6876 or email

BRUNSWICK BULLDOGS FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING - 2014 SEASON Registrations are being accepted for the 2014 Brunswick Bulldogs Football & Cheerleading Programs. When: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Where: Brunswick Community Center, Keyes Lane FLAG - The flag football & cheerleading season begins on Wednesday, July 30th, and runs through to the end of September. Practice is from 6:00 – 7:30 pm twice a week through August and once a week when school begins in September. Games are on Saturday mornings. This program is for children who will be in kindergarten – 2nd grade during the 2014 school year. The child MUST be 5 years old by August 1, 2014. TACKLE AND CHEER - The tackle football & cheerleading season begins on Monday, July 28th, and runs through the end of October. Practice is from 6:00 – 8:00, three times a week. Games are on Sundays. This program is for children who will be in 3rd and 4th grade for the Junior Division program, and 5th and 6th grade for the Senior Division program. If you would like to request a registration form, you may visit our website at: or for additional information, please call Amanda at 506-8899 or email

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“COURTNEY SHAYNE, A PATSY CLINE EXPERIENCE” The Spring Social & Entertainment Show, sponsored by the Rosary Altar Society of St. John/St. Jospeh will be featuring special guest “Courtney Shayne, A Patsy Cline Experience” on Friday, May 2nd, at 7PM at the McManus Center Gym, Herrick Street, Rensselaer. Refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are available for $6 after Masses and at the door.


SITUATIONS WANTED Caregiver looking for flexible hours at $9/ hour. 495-2336 leave message for Judy.

FOR SALE Bennington pine 42” round pedestal table w/ (2) 12” leaves, 5 chairs + 1 capt. chair, asking $350 obo. Wall hugger recliner, LN, $200. Sofa & matching chair $175. Microwave $20. Microwave cart $10. 518-273-0498 or 518860-9049

Hay for sale. Mixed hay, 4x4 rounds, under cover. $35 each. Cash only. 851-9802 755-4553 Queen size mattress set with frame, $50, dining room table with 4 chairs $40, 271-7910 495-0917

NOTICE TO BIDDER Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire District # 2 Request for Bids The Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District #2, invites the submission of bids for a parking lot and access road re-paving project. Requests for copies of the bid specifications and any questions shall be directed to the District Secretary at RBLAAUW @ NYCAP.RR.COM. Any parties interested in submitting a proposal will be required to have a representative present at a bidders meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 29. 2014, at 6:00 pm at the fire station in order for their proposal to be considered by the District. The fire station is located at 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018. Bid proposals shall be submitted to the Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire District # 2, Re-Paving Project, PO Box 116, Averill Park, NY 12018 by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Proposals will be opened and the proposed prices read aloud at approximately 8:30 pm during the regularly scheduled Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting held on that date. The Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District #2 reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Robert E. Blaauw Fire District Secretary Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District # 2

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of M&M's Taproom & Tavern LLC. Arts. of Org. filled with the NY Secretary of State on 3/18/14. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 762 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: Any Lawful Activities.

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LITTLE SISTERS of the POOR 38th ANNUAL CARD PARTY & FASHION SHOW The Little Sisters of the Poor will hold their 38th Annual Card Party and Fashion Show for the benefit of Our Lady of Hope Residence in Latham, New York, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Colonie Lodge of Elks #2192, Route 155, Latham, New York. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme is, “Friends are Blessings from God.” All are cordially invited to attend the Card Party and Fashion Show by Ursula of Switzerland. Admission is only $8.00 per person and includes door prizes and refreshments. There will be a number of special drawings as well.

R. DUDA NAMED to DEAN’S LIST at RPI Royce D. Duda of East Greenbush has been named to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Engineering Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. This outstanding academic performance places Mr. Duda in a very select group among the best engineering students in America. Mr. Duda, a 2012 graduate of Columbia High School, is pursuing studies in Chemical Engineering at RPI. He is the son of William and Joan Duda of East Greenbush.

W.F. BRUEN HOSE CO. of CLINTON HEIGHTS OPEN HOUSE The members of W.F. Bruen Hose Co. of the Clinton Heights Fire District in East Greenbush, cordially invite district residents to an open house at your neighborhood fire station at 207 Columbia Turnpike on Saturday, April 26th, from 10AM through 2PM in conjunction with RecruitNY 2014. Bruen Hose Company is an all Volunteer Fire Company that has been proudly serving our neighborhood and district for over 100 years. Volunteering in the Company is hard work with a time commitment to training, but also can be a rewarding experience and new members are always welcome. Come see your fire apparatus and talk with your neighbors/ firefighters and see if volunteering is for you. Light refreshments will be available. Like us on Facebook at W.F. Bruen Hose

Pet Adoption of the Week YODA Yoda is a rat terrier mix, neutered male, 3 years, 19 lbs. and full grown. Yoda is a perfect size guy and has a perfect personality to match! Yoda gets along well with other dogs and is a great playmate. He is sweet and also adores your lap to sleep on. If you would like to meet Yoda to possibly adopt him, Contact : Marge at o r 518-393-0755


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479-0800 • RESIDENTIAL BRUSH BURNING IS PROHIBITED THROUGH MAY 14th Burn Ban Reduces Wildfire Risks, Protects Lives and Property Because of increased fire risk typical during the spring months, residential brush burning in towns with less than 20,000 residents is prohibited in New York State from March 16 through May 14, 2014, the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminded New Yorkers. “Reducing fire risks is critical to protecting lives and natural resources, and preventing damage to homes due to wildfires,â€? DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said. “Prohibiting residential burning during the high-risk spring fire season significantly decreases the number of fires. As the weather turns warmer, we urge residents to abide by the ban and make safety a priority.â€? Open burning of debris is the largest single cause of wildfires in the state. As temperatures get warmer and grasses and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily. These fires can be further fueled by winds and the lack of green vegetation. Violators of the open burning state regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations, call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332) or report online at Some towns, primarily in and around the Adirondack Park and Catskill Park, are designated “fire townsâ€? and open burning is prohibited year-round in these municipalities unless an individual or group has a written permit from DEC. To find out whether a municipality is designated a “fire townâ€? or to obtain a permit, contact the appropriate DEC regional office. A list of regional offices is available at:

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CHINESE AUCTION St. Mary’s, Nassau will hold its Annual Chinese Auction in the Parish Hall on Saturday, May 3rd. Doors will open at 6PM. Admission is $5 and includes 25 chances, a door prize ticket, free beverages and cake. Additional chance cards and door prize tickets will be available for $1 each. There will be chili, hot dogs, mac and cheese and canned soda available for sale. Prizes include Merchant gift certificates, household items, small appliances, small tools, personal items toys, and garden equipment. St. Mary’s Parish Hall is located at the rear of the Church Parking lot in the Village of Nassau. For more information or directions, call 766-2701 or

3 Autumn La., AvPk school $244k, 4BR Bryce 937-5120 Averill Park Schools, 2 BR fully furnished mobile home in Snyders Lake Park, $29,900. Real Property Enterprises. 477-7300 or Agt. 674-8645 Averill Park, nice 1-family, 2BR, 1400sq.ft. 2 car gar. $119,000. Raymond Realty 283-4224 Pittstown 1+ acre private, huge family rm. Bryce 588-6755 For Sale By owner. East Greenbush. 1 extra lrg. BR,double lot, new appl’s, water heater, driveway, deck, new floors, siding, roof & windows. $122,000. 225-4351 Nassau Village. 1 BR, encl. porch, det. garage, newer windows & vinyl siding, fnc yd. Priced to sell $41,900. Real Property Enterprises. 477-7300 / Agt. 6748645 Taxes too high? We can help? Bryce 271-7630

REAL ESTATE WANTED Cash for your home. Fair price. No obligation. Brk. 928-1231 Prof couple needs house, 15 mins. to hospital, up to $225k. Bryce 271-7630

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Church + School Bryce 271-7630 Land for sale: 3.5 acre approved bldg. lot in the town of Knox. 10min. from village of Altamont, 30min. from Alb. Priced at $29,900. May hold mtg. w/small down payment & price consideration. 374-1616 LOOKING TO BUILD? Check out these newly listed building lots in Averill Park! $29,900 – Approved 1.6 ac treed lot w/ stream & small waterfall $34,900 – Pretty 1 ac treed lot w/ clearing. Previously Health Dept. approved for a 3 BR home. BOVAIR REAL ESTATE 674-2811 Wynantskill 3/4 acre lot. Cleared. Water, sewer, gas available. Call Mike 470-3331.

CRAFT FAIR & TAG SALE The West Sand Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a Craft Fair and Tag Sale on Saturday, May 24th, in the WSL fire hall (674-3677) from 9AM - 2PM. Along with the unique handmade and gently used items, there will be snacks for sale, such as: hamburgers, hot dogs, cold beverages, and other little treats. We hope to see you there and thank you!

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East Nassau Rural Cemetery Association NOTICE OF MEETING A meeting of the East Nassau Rural Cemetery Association will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2pm at the Tsatsawassa Firehouse in Brainard, NY. All lot owners and anyone else interested are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lenore Laier Secretary & Treasurer 794-8434

BUDGET HEARING AND ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION NORTH GREENBUSH COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2014-15 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the North Greenbush Common School District will hold a Budget Hearing at the Little Red School House, 49 North Greenbush Rd, Troy, New York, 12180 on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm (prevailing time) for the purpose of discussion of the expenditure of funds and the budgeting thereof proposed by the Board of Education for the school year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015. NOTICE IS GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money, which may be required for the following year for school purposes, exclusive of public money, may be obtained by any resident in the District at the District Office, 476 North Greenbush Road, Suite 10, Rensselaer, New York, 12144, and at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 49 North Greenbush Road, Troy, New York, 12180 during the 14 days immediately preceding the annual budget vote and election, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. prevailing time, other than a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, together with the text of any resolution to be presented to the voters. A copy of the detailed statement of estimated expenditures will also be made available at the Budget Hearing to be held May 7, 2014. NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Annual Vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for school purposes for the 2014-15 school year and the election of members of the Board of Education and any other business that may legally come before this meeting will take place on May 20, 2014, between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. prevailing time, at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 49 North Greenbush Road, Troy, New York, 12180. NOTICE IS GIVEN that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District at 476 North Greenbush Road, Suite 10, Rensselaer, New York, 12144 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., prevailing time, and no later than Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The following vacancy is to be filled by the Board of Education: Three-year term (2014-2017) last incumbent: Geraldine Farley Candidates for office of member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition and each petition must be filed with the Clerk of the District, and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District. The petition shall state the residence of each signer and shall state the name and residence of the candidate. NOTICE IS GIVEN that applications for Absentee Ballots may be applied for at the Office of the District Clerk. If the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., prevailing time. Absentee Ballots must be

Notice of Formation of an LLC: Luv2Paint Notice of Formation of an LLC: Luv2Paint LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/20/14. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Luv2Paint LLC, 185 Main Ave #9, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of an LLC name: Franklin Woods Investments LLC. Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept of State; March 24, 2014. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 7014 13th Ave Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose of LLC: any lawful permitted for the LLC's under NY Limited Liability Company Act. There will be a focus on purchasing and selling real estate. Notice of formation of MISANTHROPICTURES LLC Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/17/2014. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 62 Point View Drive, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful activity. HOOSICK VETERINARY CLINIC, LLC, a domestic PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/3/14. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Leo J. Delaney, 4997 Rte. 67, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. Purpose: Veterinary Medicine.

LEGAL NOTICE ( ) NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 122 2nd STREET ASSOC., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/05/14. 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, 32 Patroon Point, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: DOUBLE JR CAPITAL LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/21/14. 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, 623 County Route 7, Nassau, New York 12123. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: UPSTATE SOUNDS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/11/14. 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, 32 New York Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: Atlas Energy Services, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/17/2014. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC. 14 Stoneledge Drive, Troy, New York 12182. Purpose: for any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of PIGSICLE LLC, Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/07/2014. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1403 Rockport Ct S, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Spaced Out LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/27/14. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 Muriel Lane, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. Purpose: any lawful activities. Hottshots Mag LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/21/13. Office: Rensselaer Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 355 5th Ave. Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: any lawful activity.

SHAMROCK TEE, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/9/2014. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 9 Eagle Ridge Dr., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 1004 Hoosick Rd., Troy, NY 12180.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: Spatty’s Bounce Rentals LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/24/14. 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 to the LLC, c/o Spatty’s Bounce Rentals LLC, 4 Elmhurst Ave, Renssleaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION EASTWICK PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 3/4/2014. Office location: Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State has been designated as an agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 48 Hoosick Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: TROY MORT, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/04/14. 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, 11 Eastbourne Drive, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 2:00 p.m., prevailing time, on May 20, 2014. Qualified voters, who meet the criteria for “permanently disabled” and are so certified by the Rensselaer County Board of Elections, are eligible to receive paper ballots by mail. If you have been so designated, please contact the District Office at 2836748. A list of all persons to whom Absentee Ballots shall have been issued will be available for public inspection in the office of the District Clerk on each of the five (5) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting and Election between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., prevailing time, weekdays, and such list will also be posted at the polling place at the Annual Meeting and Election of members of the Board of Education. Dated: March 25, 2014 Christine Hamill District Clerk



4143 ROUTE 20, LLC filed its Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of NY on 03/28/14. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process served on him or her to the LLC, at LLC, c/o Goulet Trucking, Inc., P.O. Box 259, South Deerfield, MA 01373. The county of the principal business location is Rensselaer. Its business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Act.

Tree Frog Enterprises LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("LLC") Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ("SSNY") on 24th day of March, 2014. Office location: Rensselaer County. Street Address: 428 Hayes Road, Rensselaer, New York 12144. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to the LLC c/o Herzog Law Firm P.C., 7 Southwoods Boulevard, Albany, New York 12211. Latest date to dissolve: None. Purpose: to engage in any act or activity permissible under the LLC law.

831 HOOSICK ROAD, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/12/14. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 831 Hoosick Rd., Troy, NY 12180, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of LAW OFFICE OF ALYSSA D. SNYDER, PLLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/2014. Office location: Rensselaer County. Principal Office is located at 131 Horizon View Dr., E. Greenbush, NY 12061. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 131 Horizon View Dr., E. Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: Practice the Profession of Law. Notice of Formation of Amy Sgroi Consulting, LLC. Filed with the Secy. Of State of NY on 3/14/14. Office location: Renn. County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shal mail process to : 4 Springhurst Dr Ste 209 EG NY 12061. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Pursuant to Section 206 (c) of the New York Limited Liability Law. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Forbes Road, LLC 2. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on March 10, 2014. 3. The office of the Limited Liability Company will be located in Rensselaer County. 4.The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Limited Liability Company served upon him or her is: Forbes Road, LLC 20 Forbes Avenue Rensselaer NY 12144 5. The Limited Liability Company is formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes. Notice of Formation of an LLC: Razly, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/27/14. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Razly, LLC, 9 Western Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AN LLC : HYDE LANDSCAPE and CONSTRUCTION LLC Notice of Formation of an LLC: Hyde Landscape and Construction LLC. Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office location : Rensselaer County. The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process it may be served. The address within or outside this state to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her is: Philip D. Hyde, 70 South Road, Averill Park, New York 12018 Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Name: T.L. HOLLOWAY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State for New York (SSNY) on 3/12/14.The office of the LLC is located within the County of Rensselaer, and State of New York.The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC on whom process against it may be served.The SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC's office location, at 37 Holloway Lane, Averill Park, New York, 12018. The LLC's purpose is to engage in any lawful act or activity. HAUGHNEY TRUCKING LLC Notice of Formation of an LLC: Haughney Trucking LLC. Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location : Rensselaer County. The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process it may be served. The address within or outside this state to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her is: Christopher J. Haughney, 145 Haughney Road, Troy, NY 12182. STEVEN CHARLES, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 09/13/2013. Office loc: Rensselaer. LLC formed in MD on 03/28/2013. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC 1095 Huckleberry Rd, North Bellmore, NY 11710. Address of Foreign LLC in MD 531 Lee Pl, Frederick MD 21702 Cert of Form. filed with SDAT, Paul Anderson 16 Francis St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Town of Poestenkill seeking a Town of Poestenkill Youth/Summer Camp Director. For more information go to website. Interested parties should submit resume by May 1, 2014.

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ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER REENLISTMENTS Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Master Sergeant Richard Palasz from Wynantskill, has reenlisted to continue service with the Operations Company, 42nd infantry Division. Specialist Sherwood Palitsch from Troy, has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry. Sergeant Ray Adepegba from Troy, has reenlisted to continue service with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division. Staff Sergeant Brandon Vartigian from Poestenkill, has reenlisted to continue service with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division. Sergeant First Class David Vetter from Rensselaer, has reenlisted to continue service with the Joint Force Headquarters. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit or

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HELP WANTED Buyback personnel (Schodack) travel to Northeast high schools, purchase used books & transport back to warehouse. Some heavy lifting. Temp work, hrs. vary, May 15-June 15. Must have valid driver’s lic. (518) 336-2112 Childcare Center Director Needed Well established sm. Christian daycare is seeking well-qualified, experienced director. FT, yearround salary position. Email resume to: Drivers: $2,000 sign on bonus! Home nightly! Albany, NY flatbed! CDL-A, 1 yr. exp. req. Estenson Logistics. Apply: 1-866-336-9642 Drivers:Regional OTR CDL-A. Mail route drivers needed iln Albany, NY. $19.53/ hour plus $5.24 UPSP Heath & Welfare pay. Dump Truck Driver, clean license a must. 518-283-2035

HELP WANTED Employee owned construction company seeks insulators. No exp. necessary. F/T permanent employment with benefit package, competitive wages, & opportunities for advancement into NYS approved apprenticeship programs. Requires travel, vechicle a must. Drug free workplace and EOE. Call (518)766-9360 betw. 12-4 pm Hostess wanted. Send resume to Professional care giver. Small residential home, looking for a reliable motivated caregiver for the elderly. Overnights, mornings, weekend days. Call 674-6087 days, or 674-5369 eve. 292-8423

WUFSD ANNOUNCES PETITIONS for BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATES AVAILABLE The Wynantskill Union Free School District is announcing that Petitions for prospective Board of Education members are available starting March 14, 2014. There is one Board Member seat available with term ending June 30, 2015. There is one Board Member seat available with term ending June 30, 2017. In order to be qualified to be a Board of Education member, a candidate must be: a citizen of the United States, eighteen years of age or older, and a legal resident of the school district. These petitions are available Monday through Friday in the Wynantskill Union Free School District Superintendent’s Office located on East Avenue in Wynantskill between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The petitions and 100 word or less bio are due to the District Clerk on or before Monday, April 21, 2014 by 3 p.m. For further information, please call Sharon Hillis, District Clerk at 283-4600 Ext. 14.

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Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire District # 2 Request for Bids The Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District #2, invites the submission of bids for lawn care for the 2014 season. Requests for copies of the bid specifications and any questions shall be directed to the District Secretary at RBLAAUW @ NYCAP.RR.COM. Bid proposals shall be submitted in the format specified in the 2014 Lawn Care Bid Specifications to the Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire District # 2, 2014 Lawn Care Bid Proposal, PO Box 116, Averill Park, NY 12018 by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Proposals will be opened and the proposed prices read aloud at 8:30 pm during the regularly scheduled Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting held on May 13, 2014. The Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District #2 reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Robert E. Blaauw Fire District Secretary Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District # 2

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: PLATINUM TELECOM, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on March 25, 2014. Office Location: Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State of New York has been designated as agent of the LLC upon which process against it may be served. The Secretary of State of New York shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, care of John P. Hicks, Esq., The John P. Hicks Law Firm, 120 Broadway, Menands, New York 12204. Purpose: for any lawful purpose.

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Notice is given that a limited liability company named Home For The Kids, LLC (hereinafter, the “LLC”) has been formed. The articles of organization were filed January 27, 2012. The office of the LLC is located in the County of Rensselaer. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address within this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is PO Box 133, Troy, NY 12180. The purpose of the LLC is to own real estate.

PASTOR CHUCK AND YOUTH “UNBURY” THE ALLELUIA Worship with us at 9:00 am, Easter Sunday, April 20, as Pastor Chuck Schwartz and youth “Unbury” the Alleluia! Trinity Lutheran Church of West Sand Lake will celebrate the risen Christ and pray you will join us! We are blessed to have Pastor Schwartz with us on Easter to guide us in worship to lift up our hearts to the “Risen Christ”! This is the day which the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Call 674-5501 for further information.

EGCSD SPRING FEST On May 20th, from 3pm - 7pm, East Greenbush Central schools will be having their 2nd annual Spring Fest. We are calling on all crafters to participate. There will be no table fee! This is a community event to coincide with our District Budget Vote. Please contact Matthew Sloane, Principal of the Howard Goff Middle School at for information and to secure your table. Space is limited.

SERVICES ADDITIONS/ GARAGES Free estimates. Fully insured. Quality work. 368-3716 APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 ATV - MOTORCYCLE SNOWMOBILE & SNOWBLOWER REPAIR Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. 766-6621 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill Park (518)674-5222 AUTOS Wanted: Vintage- classic cars and trucks. Cash paid. 365-3368

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

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

KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Quality work, free estimates. Call anytime 368-3716

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

LANDSCAPING Comm./Res. Spring cleanups, mulch, lawn care, installation, fully insured. 366-9094

GEISE’S LAWN CARE Cleanups, mowing, mulching, deliveries, trimming. 581-8527544 GUTTERS/ SEAMLESS The Gutter Guy. Cleaning & repair also avail. Fully ins. 24 yrs. exp. 339-3231 HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530

BANKRUPTCY Christian H. Dribusch (518)7294331. 1001 Glaz St. E. Greenbush 12061. Free We are a Debt Relief Agency which helps people file for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code

HANDYMAN 30 years experience. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. 526-1604

CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444

HANDYMAN Fully ins. All phases of home remodeling/repair. Quality work at a reasonable price. Casey Contracting, LLC. 518-429-0446

CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527

HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346

CLEANOUTS AND DEMO Free est.cheaper than a dumpster & we do all the work. 339-3364 CONCRETE RESURFACING No mess, no tearouts, bonds to existing concrete. Garage flrs., foundations. Colors and patterns. 268-9764 CONCRETE Sidewalks, Patio’s, Floors, Pools, Chimneys. Delivery of Mulch, Topsoil & Stone. 605-4111 DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068 DECK/ PORCH BUILDER Professional quality at a great price. Call (518)590-4279. 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 S & J Electric. Service upgrades, generator hookups and repairs. Lic’d. and ins. Free est. 376-0731 ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231

LANDSCAPING Specializing in Residential mowing and maintenance at a residential price. 712-5100 or 610-5730 LAWN CARE All lawn care srvcs. Cleanups and wkly mowing Call for est 396-8239 LAWN CARE Bob’s Lawn Service. Locally owned. Mow, spring cleanup aerate, dethatch, overseeding. Prof. and ins. Call for quote. 8523436 Comm and residential. LAWN CARE Delair Lawn Care. Cleanups, mulch, stone driveways, new lawns, topsoil, seed, sod, etc., plantings, walls. Comm./Res. Fully ins. Free est. 466-3624 LAWN CARE Giuliano Grounds Crew. Seasonal cleanups, mowing, weeding, landscaping. 518-729-6495

HARDWOOD FLOORING & Assoc. Sanding, refinishing, install. Refs., free est., fully ins. $100 off.Sen./vets disc. 360-9466

LAWN CARE Mowing, trimming, yard cleanups, top soil delivery. Ray Mason (518) 573-1133

HOME & YARD RENEWAL All phases. Affordable, extraordinary results, insured. Free est. Phillips Renovations 279-1904

LAWN CARE Mowing, weeding, brush removal, mulching, shrub trimming, odd jobs & more. Fully ins. Call Bill 256-5430. “Doing things you don’t want to!”

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

LAWN CARE Spring cleanups, mowing. $20 1/4 acre lots. Cheapest prices guaranteed. 518-281-4277

HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Low, affordable kitchen/bath remodeling, AC / heating, decks, HVAC, flooring, roofing, 461-5380

LAWNCARE Spring cleanup. Debris removal. Call 674-1111

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

LAWNMOWER REPAIR Prompt, guaranteed repairs on most brands incl. Sears. Pkup/del. Mike Horowitz 477-8378

HOME REPAIR Kingsway Contracting 488-4294 HOUSE CLEANING Serving Capital District. 25 yrs. Excellent Refs. Jill 727-1342 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 37 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 HOUSECLEANING Residential/ Commercial Cleaning Call Nicole 410-0753. HOUSECLEANING/ Pet Sitting Free est., senior discount. No job too small. (518) 235-3294 JDW CONTRACTING Seamless Gutters, Siding, Soffit, Fascia, Roofing, Decks, Porches, Fully ins. Office (518)894-3634 cell (518)477-4969

PAINTING BCT Painting. Smaller jobs specialty, senior & veterans discount. Over 25 yrs exp. John 235-3294 PAINTING- INT. / EXTERIOR Spring special- affordable pricing. Exp., fully ins. Free est. 590-6375 PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331 Plumbing- Wells Electrical Pipes, wires, pumps my forte. 25+ exper. 24/7 response 674-8480

SEWING Custom-made window treatments & accessories. Your fabric or ours 462-1576 SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491

PRESSURE WASHING Houses, decks, etc. Kingsway Contracting 488-4294

SPRING CLEANUPS Weeding, mulching, hedge trimming,odd jobs. Jimmy & Darlene. (518)429-8482.

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SPRING SPECIAL Call now through May 15th. Spring cleanup. Lawn mowing $25 1/4 ac lot. 766-9500 Sen.disc

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

STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332

ROOFING Specializing in architectural, 3 tab, metal, cedar shakes & repairs. Free est. Call 378-6298. ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING Roofing, siding, windows, doors, basements. 268-9764 ROOF All types, quality work, free est., fully insured. (518) 368-3716 ROTO-TILLING All types and sizes. Prompt. 8 HP Troy Bilt. Fred (518)935-0167 ROTO-TILLING All your roto-tilling needs. I till you chill! 283-0197 SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000 SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223

STONE, TOPSOIL, SAND Crusher run, Driveway stone. Very inexpensive. 1-5 tons. Call Flynn’s 272-4417 STUMP ‘N GRIND Prof. stump grinding srvc. Insured. Best choice. 877-8033/ 301-5712 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 TREE SERVICE/Stump Removal Removal & trimming. Exp., Free est. & ins. 766-9346/ 275-3061

TUTORING- EXPERIENCED Readng/ K-12, & Special Needs. High school English /Social Studies, test preparation. 2650047 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 YARD CLEANUP Spring-Into-Summer! Total yard cleanup. Removal of yard debris, mulching for all your needs, clean outs and junk removal. Free estimates with an honest handshake. Call Chuck (518) 3087842. ZUMBA CLASS Join “Double Trouble” Aimee and Nicole for some exercize in disquise! For all levels. Tues. Troy Elks Club- Rt. 4, near HVCC. 6:30 pm. $6 . 929-6836 or 857-4456

LINER CHANGE SPECIALS Repairs, safety covers, openings, concrete work. 2689764 MASONRY All phases, new and old. Fully insured. Call Shawn 577-0962 MOWING- MULCHING Weekly mowing, mulching. 518-424-3667 ODD JOBS Shoveling, shopping, cleaning, Dr. appts. etc. Rebecca 428-7778 PAINT 1 room or all. Int/ ext., wallpaper removed. Ins. Free est. 368-3716 PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044 PAINTING - INT./EXT. AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 424-0078

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NO LIMIT POKER TOURNAMENT No Limit Poker To u r n a m e n t with Bounty at 1PM on Sat., April 19th, at The Averill Park Fire Department Firehouse, 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018. $125 Buy-in ~ 20,000 in Chips ~ Doors Open at 12Noon ~ Tournament Starts at 1PM ~ FREE Refreshments. For Information, Contact: Mark Abele at 783-6950 or <>

VENDORS WANTED for POESTENKILL FARMERS’ MARKET Do you have a unique product? Do you make a delicious food item? Are you a crafter? Can you offer a service? Plans are being made for the 2014 Poestenkill Farmers’ Market & Vendor/Craft Fair which will open on June 14th. We are looking for vendors and crafters for this season. Many of last year’s participants will be returning and we are looking for new products, produce, crafts, service providers, and other wares to be added for this upcoming season. Visit the Farmers’ Market website for more details and the application for participation. You may also call 518689-0859 to leave a message for Margie, Market Manager. Space can be purchased on a weekly basis or for the whole season. The Market will be held every Saturday morning from June 14 through September 27, 9am to 12pm, on the front lawn at Algonquin Middle School.

Ray Bubie - April 20th - 9 Years Those we love don't go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen,unheard, but always near Still loved still missed very dear Love, Eleanor, Barb, Chuck, John & Eva

LIBERTY I met a girl named Liberty, Oh, what a name to hold. I asked how she got it, And this is what she told: L is for the Leagues of men that fought, who’s stories go untold. I is for the Independence won, Which is worth much more than gold. B is for the Bravery shown, In times both bad and good. E is for Everyone, Who stood for what they should. R is for the Rights we have, For freedom is a must. T is for Tyranny slain, Of governments we can not trust. Y is for You and me, For I hope you understand. It is up to us to ensure Liberty Rings across this land. She smiled, turned and walked away, I looked to the flag she gazed upon. You see, her name is Liberty, It’s what our nation was founded on. ~ John Worden, 2014

LOCAL NON-PROFIT SEEKS CLOTHING DONATIONS I am I can is seeking gently used women’s professional attire for our students to use for interviews and other professional endeavors. Please make us a part of your spring cleaning and consider donating that suit, blouse or pair of shoes you’ve been holding onto but never seem to wear! We are a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. To donate clothing, please contact board member Molly Chiang at mollyLchiang@ If you have questions about I am I can, or would like to talk about mentoring or board member positions, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518688-3010 ext 102, email or visit our website at

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INTERESTED IN HELPING to BUILD ON the CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY’S SUCCESS? Join the board of trustees! Do you value the many services that your local library provides, from books, movies, and story time to classes, clubs, meeting space and more? Do you want to insure the library’s successful future by helping to maintain and improve it?• @ We are a small, enthusiastic board with a very hands-on approach. Trustees have every opportunity to bring their own unique talents to the board for the greater good of the library. We are fortunate to work closely with a highly active and successful Friends of the Library group on fundraising and advancing the library’s mission. We are looking forward to an exciting year, including an upcoming floor-to-ceiling renovation of the library. Above all, we believe that the library is at the heart of our community, we care about investing in its future, and we find great satisfaction in helping it to succeed. Our monthly board meetings this spring will be held on April 21 and May 19 at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Castleton Village Hall. The public is always welcome. For further information, please email

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QUEBEC CITY BUS TRIP La Fédération FrancoAméricaine du New York is organizing a bus trip to Québec City with an optional tour of the Ile d’Orléans to view church architecture and art work. • August 29–31, 2014 Hotel Chateau Laurier Québec, 1220, Place GeorgeV Ouest. Included in the tour package:-Round trip bus transportation from Walmart in Latham Farms. -2 nights of hotel accom-modations & hotel tax.- Bus tour of churches on the Ile d’Orléans Package price PER PERSON: $379.00 Double; $329.00 Triple; $299.00 Quad; $579.00 Single. Deposit of $50 per person due by May 15, 2014. Contact Lisa at Plaza Travel for sign-up form and details: (518) 785-3338,

“CLASSIC CAR SHOW/FAMILY FUN DAY”! SAVE THIS DATE! On Saturday, April 26th, from 11:00AM-2:00PM at St. Jude school grounds (Brookside Ave.), the FSC will be holding their 3rd annual “Classic Car Show/Family Fun Day”. Numerous classic cars to see, expanded kids games, bouncy bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, cupcake decorating, cake walk, face painting, a talent show, D.J. entertainment, boutique vendors, and delicious food. There is also a silent auction featuring room baskets as well as a Chinese auction. These items will be on display in the main lobby the week prior to the event, so you can get those early bids in! All this and much more – We hope to see you there!

THE MIRACLE RIDE Save the date, Saturday, May 17, 2014, for The Capital Region Miracle League Poker Run 100 mile scenic road course through the mountains of Rensselaer, Columbia, and Berkshire Counties to raise money for sports and social programs for children and adults with disabilities. Register on the day of the ride from 9:00am-11:00am. The ride begins at 11:30am. The ride concludes at the Rensselaer Elks with a chicken bbq, food, prizes, raffles, entertainment, live music. Cost per rider – $25, passenger – $15, and picnic only – $15. Downloadable event registration forms will be available in coming weeks at: If you have any questions, contact Linda Baker at 518-376-8365.


Dominic Hunt of Rensselaer has been named a member of SUNY Delhi’s Automotive Technology Enthusiasts Club for the 2013-2014 academic year. Hunt is currently pursuing an associate’s degree in Automotive Technology. The Automotive Technology Enthusiasts Club explores the love of automobiles and promotes annual on-campus events featuring racing simulators and classic car shows. It 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.

Used to be...Long time ago... We didn’t hit women and children. Used to be...Long time ago... Fights were fair. Used to be...Long time ago... Weapons: knives, clubs, guns were frowned upon. Used to be...Long time ago... We didn’t kick an opponent who was down. Used to be...Long time ago... We’d lose, rather than fight dirty. Well, read the newspaper; turn on the TV... Apparently things have changed! ~ Lloyd Barnhart West Sand Lake


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The Brunswick Elks will host a 6-hour defensive driving class on Sunday, April 27, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This is a NYS-DMV approved class that offers 10% reduction off auto insurance and up to 4 points off your NYS driver’s license! Exciting and interactive PowerPoint presentation and never a test to pass the course! A portion of these proceeds will benefit the Brunswick Elks. Cost of this class is just $35 per person. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for sale. The lodge is located at 665 Brunswick Road, Troy, New York. SPACES ARE LIMITED! (Please save this article as it will run limited times.) To reserve your seat, please call Michele at 225-0462. Remember the Elks for your next event!


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On Saturday, April 26th, from 9AM to 3PM there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class to Benefit the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Southern Rensselaer County. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years & be eligible to receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. The class will be held at the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Southern Rensselaer County, 544 B roadway, Rensselaer, NY. Fee is only $39 - bring a friend $34 each. Registration is required and can be made by calling the Club at 465-3403 or Raymond Frankoski at 286-3788. Class size is limited. Additional information is available by calling Ray Frankoski.




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St. Jude the Apostle School’s drama club learns about acting and live theater from visiting actor, Frank Runyon. The drama club’s original production of “The Last Dime” premieres May 16th.

LOCAL STUDENTS ELECTED to PHI BETA KAPPA at SUNY GENESEO Faculty members at the State University of New York at Geneseo have elected 80 students to the college’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society. Students from the junior and senior classes are selected each spring for membership into the organization. New inductees from this area are: Emily Redington, a junior from Averill Park; Rena Pazienza, a senior from Castleton; Carolyn Levinn, a senior from East Nassau; Patrick Stegemoeller, a senior from Poestenkill. About 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher learning have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Geneseo is the only undergraduate SUNY college with a chapter, which was created in 2004.

ELMIRA COLLEGE STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST FOR FALL 2013 TERM Elmira College has released its Dean’s List for Academic Achievement for the Fall 2013 Term. The Dean’s List recognizes students that have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher. John Kenna of Rensselaer is currently studying Political Science. Katelyn Kasmier of Troy is currently studying Psychology. Kathleen Kopaskie of Rensselaer is currently studying Economics and International Studies. MaNada Khaing of Troy is currently studying Biology-Chemistry. Mary Preston of Rensselaer is currently studying Criminal Justice and Psychology.

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Sarah Boyle, a West Sand Lake, N.Y., native and biology major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, was recently inducted into the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The 37th annual spring induction ceremony was held on Thursday, March 27, 2014. During this year’s induction, 102 students were added to the chapter membership. Undergraduate students who have completed at least 24 semester hours or the equivalent and who, in their junior year, rank scholastically in the upper 7.5 percent or who, in their senior year, rank in the upper 10 percent of the class are eligible for membership. Graduate and professional students who have completed 24 semester hours or the equivalent at Ithaca College and rank scholastically in the upper 10 percent of their school are eligible for membership.

M. CHESTER NAMED to DEAN’S LIST at UNIVERSITY of ROCHESTER Marykatherine R. Chester, a freshman majoring in history at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the fall 2013 semester. Chester, a resident of East Greenbush, N.Y., is the daughter of Robert M. Chester and Caroline N. Chester, and a graduate of Columbia High School in East Greenbush, N.Y.

LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH He is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia! The darkness of Good Friday, the doubt of Saturday have been dispelled. The Tomb is empty! Jesus lives! All are invited to break the Lenten fast with the family of Love Lutheran Church at Easter Breakfast, beginning at 9:00 AM. Immediately following, at 10:00 AM, we will celebrate our salvation won with a Festival Worship for the Resurrection of our Lord. Pastor Henry will preach on Mark 16:6 in a sermon titled: “The Fullness of Being Empty.” Join us this week, and every week beginning at 10:00 AM as we worship our Risen Lord and receive the gifts He has for us in His Word. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Please go to our new website – – for more information and directions, or call 477-8685.

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