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TOWN of SAND LAKE TOWN BOARD MEETING - TENTATIVE AGENDA The Town of Sand Lake will hold its regular Town Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Sand Lake Town Hall located at 8428 NY Rt. 66 at 7:30 pm. Public Hearings will be held at 7:30 pm on a proposed local law related to NYS Real Property Tax Law 485b and a proposed local ordinance for rules for good order and safety at the Glass Lake fishing access area. Copies are available for your review on the Town’s website or at the Town Clerk’s Office. Tentative items on the business agenda include: • Authorization – Contract with Gasboy International – Fuel Management System • Acceptance – Annual Report for MS4 Storm Water Regulations • Acceptance – Sewer Easements – Eastern Union Turnpike • Authorization – Town Sewer Hook-Up - Springer Lane Subdivision • Referral to Planning Board – Westfall Village Subdivision PDD – Pool and Mixed Use Building • Review Annual Town Policies Please note that items listed above are tentative and the agenda may change prior to the Town Board Meeting. There are two public comment periods during the meeting, and I encourage the public to attend and participate. Please feel free to call me at 674-2026 ext. 12 or e-mail me at with any questions or concerns. ~ Flora Fasoldt, Town Supervisor

HILLSIDE CEMETERY ASSOC. MEETING The Annual Meeting of The Hillside Cemetery Association will be held on Thursday, May 9th, at 7PM at the home of Wyatt Haley.

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Is “commerce” one of the first words to come to your mind when you consider your local independent business? Allow me to offer you a different word that might change your perspective: “conversation.” As the person who started The Sweater Venture over 30 years ago, and has enjoyed operating it here in Rensseleer County for almost 15 years, I have come to appreciate that it is the conversation that a business has with its customers and community that define its role, purpose and success as a commercial enterprise. Since moving to our current location on Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush in 2002, we have focused on initiating the conversation in a number of atypical ways. For example, we located in a historic building, a former church, dating to the time of the Civil War. Its location marks the original center of East Greenbush (sometimes referred to as Greenbush Center) and evidence of old Albany to Boston train route with its train station and boarding house still exist. Inside the building its historic charm is reflected in its wide plank pine floors, rustic beams and warm wood stove. For almost 10 years now, our store mascot, Amber, has been eager to greet you when you visit. Or, if she doesn’t actually greet you, she is after all a cat, she at least lets you tell her she is pretty as she sleeps by the fire. To continue the conversation, we fill the store with merchandise that is intended to be different than the usual fare one commonly finds. And while this does include many styles of hand knit, natural fiber sweaters for which we have earned a reputation, we offer much more than just sweaters. An abundance of colorful scarves in many fabrics, unique jewelry pieces, an ever changing mix of clothing, along with ethnic treasures uncovered in our regular trips to Bolivia, Nepal, Ecuador, Thailand and other corners of the world are intended to pique your curiosity, excite your retail palette and encourage your feedback. Your feedback, offered to us in your questions, your return visits and in the kind words you share about us to friends and neighbors nourishes us, strengthens us and encourages us to seek ever more diverse offerings. Your participation in the conversation helps secure that small independent businesses, like ours, continue to survive in your neighborhood, continue to support your tax base and continue to contribute to the success and vitality of your community. If you have already

CHERIL RISTAU IS RECOGNIZED BY DIVISION of MILITARY & NAVAL AFFAIRS Division of Military and Naval Affairs employee Cheril Ristau has been awarded the agency’s Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her service as the agency responded to Hurricane Sandy. Ristau, who works in the DMNA state personnel office, played a key role in processing $9 million that was paid to more than 4,500 members of the New York National Guard who served during the state response to the storm in November. Her work was exemplary and ensured that these Soldiers and Airmen were paid in a timely manner, her citation says. While serving at the direction of the governor, members of the Army and Air National Guard are paid by the state instead of the federal government. Ristau lives in Averill Park with her husband Mark and son, also named Mark. been in to see us, we thank you for being a part of the conversation. If you have not yet visited us, then I encourage you to come in and see for yourself. We know that your visit will expand our horizons, and we hope that it will expand yours as well! ~ Dan Welch, The Sweater Venture

PROM/FORMAL ATTIRE SALE The Kinderhook Elks will be holding a Ladies Prom/Formal Attire sale on Friday, May 3rd, from 6-8pm; Sat., May 4th, from 10am-2pm; and Sun., May 5th, from 1-3pm. Dress prices will range from $10-$20. Monies raised through the sale of dresses will be used to fund our yearly prom, as well as a summer dinner dance, for the Developmentally Disabled. Come on out, buy a beautiful dress and support this wonderful endeavor in the process! For further information, please contact Linda Baker at 376-8365.


PLANT DONATIONS NEEDED Spring Has Sprung! Saturday, May 11th, will be here before you know it and people will be waiting for the plant sale to open at 8:00 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church on Shaver Rd., West Sand Lake. Before that happens, however, we need lots of plants to sell so our customers won’t be disappointed. That’s where you can help – and get help, at the same time. If you have any perennials that need to be thinned out, especially the ones that people want the most (please, no purple iris, orange day lillies or hosta as we have sufficient quantities of those), call Mary at 674-5436 after April 20th (if you can divide them yourself, please call her and let her know that). We hope to see you, rain or shine, on the day before Mother’s Day.

STUDENTS INITIATED INTO THE HONOR SOCIETY OF PHI KAPPA PHI The following 3 students were granted an achievement for being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Rebekah Jarvis-Girtler of Troy, Amy Gettig of Averill Park, and Jacqueline Rosenbaum of Castleton. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit

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The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club is partnering with the Rensselaer County Law Enforcement Association to fund and support the local administration of the State’s Program designed to ensure proper installation and use of Child Car Seats in motor vehicles. Once the training program is complete and the local law enforcement attendees are state certified, they will partner up with Kiwanis volunteers and Sand Lake Kiwanis Member Bob members of RCLEA to Loveridge presenting the Club’s offer free evaluation donation to RCLEA President Bill Brooks and installation to and Association Member Eric Dahl. members of the general public at various locations, dates & times throughout Rensselaer County. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Learn more about Kiwanis by visiting

CAPITAL COMMUNITY VOICES PRESENTS “MUSICAL GEMS—30 YEARS WITH CCV” In honor of its 30th anniversary, Capital Community Voices, directed by Julie Panke, will present “Musical Gems—30 Years with CCV” on Saturday, May 4th, at 7:30 pm at Genet Elementary School, Route 4, East Greenbush, NY. Songs with lyrics that refer to diamonds and pearls will highlight the program, including “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning,” “A String of Pearls,” and a jazz version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” An ensemble from the chorus will present a medley from James Bond movies including the song “Diamonds are Forever.” The chorus will be accompanied by pianist John Norton, bassist Tony Riccobono, and percussionist James Iacketta. A reception will follow the concert. Ticket prices are $10 general admission and $8 for seniors and students.

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ALGONQUIN MS OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS Each month teachers at Algonquin Middle School recognize students who consistently go above and beyond to make our school, community and world a better place. Students are selected for these honors based on the Algonquin Mission which is to empower students by cultivating creativity, instilling respect and responsibility, and fostering success and achievement through whole-child, student-centered learning. Congratulations go out to the students listed below for their outstanding contributions to the Algonquin Middle School community in the month of March: Grade 6 Wall of Fame Students: Emily Armlin, Olivia Bonesteel, Jesse Crawford-Harris, Emma Crawley, Karisa Dell, Jenna Farley, Cameron Groff, Nathaniel Jamison, Katherine O’Neill-Knasick, Kristen Thomas. Grade 7 Student Spotlight Students: Allie Film, Andrew Fountain, Michael Hansen, Emily Henricks, Caitlin O’Neill, Farrell Pelcher, Sonia Popal, Noah Prashaw, Ryan Steward, Jenna VanderBogart. Grade 8 Mission Accomplished Students: Justin Agan, Amanda Bourne. Dominick Carnevale, Taylor Clement, Eric LaPointe, Makayla Martinez, Morgan Moscinski, Lena Piche, Molly Riegert, Hanna Teal, Laura Wendell.

ALZHEIMER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1:00PM at Hawthorn Ridge, 32 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY. For information, please contact Bill Hinrichs at 867-4999, ext. 203 or

As legislative representatives of District 4, including the towns of Schodack, Nassau and Sand Lake, we are happy to provide residents with an update on actions taken at the April 9, 2013 legislative meeting. With a difficult economy, a top priority is the creation of new jobs. The County Legislature took an important step in supporting job creation with the approval of resolutions that will aid the expansion of Regeneron in East Greenbush. The Regeneron expansion is expected to create 300 jobs, and more new jobs are possible in the coming years. A key component of the project is the extension by the Legislature of county sewer lines for Regeneron. The host community, East Greenbush, was unable to provide sewer service for the project due to capacity issues. The Legislature approved resolutions for the financing of the project, including use of an energy performance contract, and resolutions for the required environmental review of the project. We look forward to working with Regeneron to bring about this project and are excited to see work get underway and completed in spring or early summer on the sewer extension. The sewer will be connected from Regeneron’s plant in East Greenbush with the county sewer plant in Rensselaer. At the direction of Chairman Reid, the Legislature will begin a review of the county ethics law with an eye toward expanding and strengthening the statute. The ethics law has been a good guide for county government, but a more comprehensive review will allow for needed updates and improvements. Legislators also continued efforts to relieve state mandates, including costs from the implementation of the NY Safe Act, and to urge the state to bring aboard more Medicaid investigators to pursue instances of fraud. We were also joined at the April 9 meeting by the family of Harold Loveridge to present them with a resolution mourning his passing. Harold was active in numerous community organizations, particularly Kiwanis, and helped with the improvements to Butler Park. Harold’s son Bob provided valuable service to the county as director of the county jail before his retirement and is himself active in Kiwanis. The next meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature is Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Residents are welcome to contact us at the legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at

SUPPORT FUTURE TEACHERS Congratulations repeated to the 29 recipients of awards by the Elmer E. Stahlman Scholarship Fund. Started by the Class of 1955 in 1996 to honor Elmer E. Stahlman and to assist graduates of Averill Park High School who will pursue education to become teachers, 2 awards of $500 each are planned for 2013. “Prof” Stahlman’s history at Averill Park Central School District #1 began in 1929 as principal. Jude Rowe, Sand Lake Town Historian states “Elmer E. Stahlman was considered one of the best educators in our area. His caring and encouragement of students to further their education exemplified his dedication.” She adds, “Continuing support depends on you. It adds up, don’t think a small donation will not be appreciated. Every little bit counts”. Your support is needed. Thank you to donors includes classes 1956 & 1957. Donations can be sent to Averill Park High School, 146 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018 Attn: E.E. Stahlman Scholarship Fund. ~ Nancy W. Davis, Class of 1955 APCSD

NORTON CEMETRY ASSOC. ANNUAL MEETING The Norton Cemetery Association, Nortonville Road, Pittstown, NY will hold its Annual Meeting in accordance with the By-Laws on Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:30 pm at the Pittstown United Methodist Church. Lots are available. All lot owners and interested persons are invited to attend.

“CRAFT A BILL THAT ADDRESSES THE VIOLENCE NOT THE LAW ABIDING” Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Schodack Town Board and county board for common sense and opposing the NYS Safe Act. The law, made with the assault weapon —the pen, done in the dark of night on the first day, rammed down our throats without the normal legislative process, with ignorance of the Constitution, constructed by Bloomberg and the Brady people is really the start to confiscation. There are so many flaws in that law that the couple good things should be placed into a new bill done correctly, with people that know what they are talking about. Craft a bill that addresses the violence not the law abiding. NYS has one of the strictest gun laws already of the states. THEY NEED TO BE ENFORCED. Feel good new laws do nothing to prevent what happened in Newtown or the Colorado Theater. Webster is another where if the laws were used correctly this murderer of his grandmother with the assault weapon of a hammer should have had the death penalty 20 years ago. A couple more heroes would still be alive! People committing these mass killings are evil. You’re never going to stop them until you have an equalizer——a gun in the hands of a good person, well trained and ready. If there is not enough police to enforce the laws we already have; how are they going to enforce the new unenforceable ones. Now, I hear you can practice on the range with 10 bullets in the magazine, but for home defense protection you can only have 7 rounds. I’m sure the bad guy will stick to that 7 too! That would make it fair, wouldn’t it? Hey, the Governor doesn’t worry, he’s got armed guards! How stupid are these people making laws on something they know nothing about? Do they teach anymore in our public schools, the shots that were heard ’round the world at Lexington and Concord were fired because of the actions of an arrogant and disdainful government that attempted to confiscate and make illegal the firearms of its citizens? ~ Nancy Rosekrans, Castleton Editor s Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

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POTTERY IN GREENBUSH Recently, a friend gave me a stoneware bottle from the 1800’s with the name “Defreest Lemon Pop” written on it. Since the Defreest families were early settlers here, I thought I’d try to discover if there used to be any potteries in what is now North Greenbush. My primary resource was a book “Pottery Works on the Capital District” by Warren Broderick. The first thing I learned was that there was an abundance of clay and firewood in this area—the ingredients needed for this profession. In a 1767 map of the areas west and east of Albany, locates families who were early settlers. One such notation is for a Philip Kerner alias “Pottbacker” –which may be Dutch for Potter. He lived on the northwest corner of Broadway and Tracy Streets in what was then the village of Bath which is now part of the City of Rensselaer. Philip’s younger brother John is listed in a circa 1790 land survey as also being a Pottbacker. However he lived off Best Road in what is now East Greenbush. There were several early potters in Troy. I’ve read an advertisement placed in the Northern Budget on February 11, 1801, advertising Troy’s first pottery, opened by New Jersey potter Branch Green. He is looking for two or three Journeymen Potters, “that can come well recommended as workmen at the Stone-Ware manufacturer. Likewise, two Lads, about 15 or 16 years of age, as Apprentices to the above business.” The business was located in South Troy, but the exact site is not known. There is another early structure still standing at on the corner of Fourth and Ferry streets in Troy which was operated by Josiah Chapman in the early 1800’s. These are but two of many potteries in Troy, but so far I have struck out locating a Defreest Pottery in North Greenbush. I did finally locate the Defreest label—in Lansingburgh. The business was begun by Ezra Defreest (1816-1900) who was succeeded by his son, Daniel W. and in turn his son Ezra. Evidentially there Defreest bottles are quite common-but alas not from North Greenbush. However, I’m glad to have this bottle and hope that someone out there knows of a pottery business that was located in my town.

Lucy Breyer (Waterford) plays Titania, Queen of the Fairies, who dotes on her new love played by Brian Smith of Sand Lake. Sand Lake Center for the Arts-Circle Theatre Players presents Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. This is the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays. Perhaps because of the four stories, interweaving and colliding, each in its own palette, mode and original music. Each story has its own live musician—CarolLynn Langley on mountain dulcimer and fanciful percussion for the Fairies; Janine Budesheim on violin and fiddle for the lovers and Brian Switzer on cello for the mechanicals. The production, directed by Barbara Leavell Smith, opens May 10 and continues May 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 at 8 pm; and Sunday, May 12 and 19 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $16, under 18 $10, and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. There is plenty of free parking.

DEC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for the 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards program, Commissioner Joe Martens announced. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Environmental Excellence Awards program which recognizes and gives visibility to outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs. “This year marks a milestone in environmental innovations for the Empire State,” DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said. “As we recognize 10 years of the exceptional work accomplished by previous award winners, Governor Cuomo and I invite the best and the brightest to submit applications about their project’s substantial environmental benefits.” DEC is especially interested in acknowledging projects that achieve significant environmental benefits through: green infrastructure projects; initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; cutting-edge pollution prevention technologies; initiatives to “green” businesses, farms, schools, recreational, health care and hospitality facilities; innovative wind, solar and biomass projects; creative natural resource/habitat protection or restoration efforts; energy efficiency improvements; innovative education and training programs; waste reduction and recycling efforts; manufacturing process improvements and creative approaches to urban forestry or farming, programs advancing “grown locally.” Eligible applicants include businesses (i.e., small, medium and large businesses, manufacturing, power generation, retail, agribusiness, hospitality etc.); not-for-profit organizations; education, health care and recreational facilities; individual(s) and local, state, federal or Indian Nation government agencies implementing innovative, sustainable actions or working in creative partnership to improve and protect New York’s environmental resources and contribute to a viable economy. Completed applications for the 2013 awards must be post marked no later than Friday, May 10, 2013. Award winners will be honored at a 10th anniversary celebration and awards ceremony that will be held in the fall/winter 2013. Winners will have an opportunity to present and display information about their award-winning project or program. Information about the award program and the 2013 application materials are available on DEC’s website at http://; or by writing to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Pollution Prevention Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750; by phone to DEC’s Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 402-9469 or by email to

ST. HENRY’S CHURCH SPONSORING (2) FALL SHOPPING TRIPS St. Henry’s Church is sponsoring (2) Fall Shopping Trips and they are “open to the public”. The first trip is a day of shopping at Yankee Candle in S. Deerfield, MA, the Holyoke Mall & Lee Outlets on Saturday, September 28th. Cost is $39. For reservation and details, please contact Lisa at 573-7098. The second trip is an overnight trip to Reading, PA on Sunday, October 13th, and Monday, October 14th, to shop at the American Candle, Vanity Fair & JCP Outlets. Cost is $128 or $130. For reservation and details (bus, hotel, dinner), please contact Theresa at 674-3931.

SAND LAKE TOWN LIBRARY COMPUTER CLASSES On Thursdays, from 2-3pm in May, we will be offering a series of computer classes for beginning computer users. Learn about the basics of computers in Intro to Computers on May 2; Intro to Internet will be on May 9; Intro to e-Mail on May 16; and an Open Computer Question session on May 23. For additional computer help, drop by on Fridays between 4 and 6, and our computer savvy teen volunteer will help troubleshoot, set up, configure or give general help with cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm. Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 674-5050. Web:

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Love Lutheran Church continues to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and the common call to share the message of grace and redemption to all people. In a medi tation entitled, “A Boundless Mission,” Pastor Henry will speak about the doors God opens for His Gospel to be proclaimed, and the guidance He provides us to walk through them. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Worship begins at 10AM. Please call 477-8685 for directions.

BIG SPRING SALE The annual spring “Clothing Only” Rummage Sale will be held at the Church of the Covenant (the round church) in Averill Park on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A $3.00 bag sale will start at noon on Saturday. Donations may be brought to the church after services on Sunday, April 28th, up until noon on Thursday. Good quality clothing for the entire family will be available, neatly displayed for easier shopping. There will also be linens and sewing items, even sewing machines! On Friday, there will also be a bake sale sponsored by the missions committee.

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“ELKS SCHOLARSHIPS” Applications are now available for the “2013 Jack Stewart/Ann Collins Memorial Scholarships.” This year the Rensselaer Elks Lodge B.P.O.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 guidancecounseling centers of their schools. Completed applications must be returned to the counseling center by Tuesday, May 21, 2013. 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.

Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino is reporting that the recent Youth Summit Conference aimed at educating the young adults of our community to the potentially deadly consequences of drugs and alcohol is making a difference in our communities. “The efforts put forth to prevent drug and alcohol use are a year round fight to help our young people make the right choices for their future,” said Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino. “Once again this year the Youth Summit worked to harness positive peer pressure by teaching our young adults how to reach their peers and convince them that drinking and using drugs is never safe, appropriate, or acceptable.” Rensselaer County, through its Underage Drinking Coalition, hosts two Youth Summits a year. The program provides a number of local schools an opportunity to highlight their efforts and projects to reinforce to their peers as well as other members of the community about the consequences of underage alcohol use. Nearly 80 students from Rensselaer County schools participated in the recent event where they participated in training workshops. The guest speaker at the event was Javier Sanchez. According to his biography Mr. Sanchez is a professional spokesperson who incorporates his expertise in the area of effective youth empowerment with his love of Hip Hop music and comedy. Mr. Sanchez is an advocate for youth and has been encouraging teens to realize that once they catch a vision and a sense of purpose for their life, there are no limits to their potential. In concluding her remarks, Jimino stated, “Rensselaer County is committed to preventing the tragedies that all too often occur when the youth of our communities use drugs or alcohol, and I know our collective efforts are making a difference,” concluded Jimino.

TEXAS HOLD’EM Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau wil l hold a Texas Hold’em on Sunday, May 5th. Doors open at 12PM and play begins at 1PM. For more info., call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 766-3970.

FLEA MARKET Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau are seeking vendors for our Flea Market to be held on June 8th, which includes Chinese Auction, Bake Sale and 50/50. Tables are $15, inside and outside. Everyone Welcome. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 7663970.

Circle Theatre Players is calling for submissions of one-act plays to compliment the 2013-2014 season with an around the world theme. These one acts are part of the expanded season in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Sand Lake Center for the Arts as a community arts center. Production dates for the one-act play festival are Oct 17, 18, 19, 20. Each typed entry must be unpublished, not professionally produced, and run from ten to thirty minutes, with a front page containing your name, address, phone number(s) and email address. Please don’t include personal identification on other pages. Plays may be set locally or in an exotic location, in modern times or in ancient times. Setting should be made clear in the exposition or the dialogue of the play. Fewer than five characters are recommended, and minimal set pieces and costumes are essential. You are eligible to submit if you live in one of the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington, or the area of Bennington, North Adams, and Pittsfield. While royalties will not be paid, there is no entry fee, and prizes will be awarded to selected works. Four hard copies of each play should be submitted by May 15 to the SLCA-CTP One Act Play Festival, PO Box 179, Averill Park, NY, 12018 (no email submissions). All playwrights will be notified of decisions by July 15. Plays will be staged, judged, AND prize money will be awarded.

CLEAN OUT & DONATE for the POEST. LIBRARY SPRING MARKET DAY Spring is here! Time for cleaning out your flower beds and placing new plants into your garden. Again this year, we will happily accept donations of plant divisions and vegetables seedlings - any transplantable greenery. Come to the Poestenkill Library Market Day and look over the great selection. Day lilies, cone flowers, bleeding hearts, raspberry bushes and several varieties of iris are just some of what is available. From 9 am until 1 pm on May 18th, area gardeners will be gathering to trade plants, gardening stories, as well as advice to improve horticultural skills. The plant sale has proven to be one of the most popular events of the Spring Market Day. Donations can be left behind the library near the parking lot prior to the sale.

CONGRESSMAN GIBSON to VISIT EDWARD SWARTZ SO. TIER SENIOR CENTER Congressman Chris Gibson will be visiting the Edward C. Swartz Southern Tier Senior Center of Rensselaer County on Monday, May 6th, from 10:00 am till 12:00 noon. Congressman Gibson will speak to seniors on the topics of Social Security and Medicare. On hand with the congressman will be a representative from Social Security. A question and answer period will be held following the talk. Seniors throughout the area are invited to attend.The regular lunch ($2.75) will be served at noon time. On the menu: veal parmesan with tomato sauce, linguini with parmesan cheese, spinach, Italian bread and pineapple orange cup for dessert. Seniors planning on having lunch are asked to please sign up or call 477-6581 to make a reservation or for more information.

How’s your mother feeling these days? My guess is tired and old. Don’t tell her that she looks it. You’ll be left out in the cold. J. Craig Alexander, D.M.D. GENERAL DENTISTRY • 477-1008

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739 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush • New Patients Accepted

Greetings and best wishes to everyone in the City of Rensselaer. As Rensselaer’s representative to the County Legislature, I am happy to report to you on the actions taken by the Rensselaer County Legislature at our April 9, 2013 legislative meeting. One of the main items on the agenda concerns the Regeneron project in East Greenbush. The Legislature approved a set of resolutions to support the project and undertake the needed environmental reviews. The Regeneron project involves extension of sewer service to the facility, located just up the hill in East Greenbush, and will help create 300 new jobs. It is also hoped the extension of county sewer service to Regeneron will help the Town of East Greenbush improve its sewer operations. East Greenbush did not have the capacity to provide sewer service, and city residents have often complained about odors from the town plant. I will continue to press for improvements to the town plant to help Rensselaer residents. I also sponsored a resolution recognizing the Rensselaer Rams Boys fifth and sixth grade CYO basketball team for a championship season. The team completed its season with a 15-1 record. The team include head coach Mike Teator and players Stephen Sousis, Motasam Alshami, Nate Breedon, Gabe Dominowski, Daytona Cross, Eli Foust, Julius Johnson, Jayden Seals, Brandon Sion, Joseph Sweet, Kieran Teator and Jonathan Wellington. I was also proud to sponsor a resolution recognizing National Boys and Girls Club Week. The Southern Rensselaer County Boys and Girls Club has always provided outstanding service to our community, and I have been proud to have been part of the Club throughout my life. To learn more about the Club, visit On the subject of youth activities, Opening Day for Rensselaer Little League is May 4. Motorists, please take care driving near the ball fields. The county ethics law has been a solid framework for county government, helping ensure honest, ethical and effective services for residents. At the April 9 meeting, legislators voted to undertake a review of the county ethics law, with the intention of strengthening, expanding and updating the law. The next meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature is Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Residents are welcome to contact me at the legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at

TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER TOURNAMENT The West Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on May 4th at the West Sand Lake Fire House, 3695 NY Route 43. Time: 1PM - doors open at 12PM. $25 entry donation, $40 buy-in goes to the prize pool, $20 additional add-on available and goes to prize pool. Free refreshments and lunch will be served. All Walkins welcome. Bring your Family and Friends, and hope to see you at the Final Winners Table. Reservations are recommended. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information, call Patty at 6743657 or the Fire Hall the day of the event at 674-3677. Future Poker Tournament dates: Sept. 7th, Oct. 5th, Nov. 2nd, and Dec. 7th.

HENDRICK HUDSON MALE CHORUS CONCERT The Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus will present the first concert of its 45th Spring Concert season on Friday, May 10th, at 7:30PM at the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush. The chorus sings a variety of show tunes, spiritual music, English sea chanteys, popular music and patriotic songs. The Hendrick’s Eleven will perform and guest artists for this show will be the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, the Church of the Holy Spirit Choir and members of the Greenbush Reformed Church Chancel Choir. The Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus will present the second concert of its 45th Spring Concert season on Saturday, May 11th, at 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Castleton, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton.The Hendrick’s Eleven will perform and guest artists for this show will be the Maple Hill High School Swing Choir.

MARCH ALARM TOTAL BRINGS DFD TO OVER 100 FOR THE YEAR DeFreestville volunteers responded to 29 emergency alarms in March, bringing the Department’s total calls for the year to 104, according to the monthly report of Fire Chief Raymond Swart. The Chief noted that members spent a total of more than 185 fire fighter hours at emergencies during last month and more than 650 hours for the year. Chief Swart reported that the alarms in March included two structure fires, five emergency medical service calls in cooperation with the North Greenbush Ambulance Association, four rescue or motor vehicle accident responses, and a hazardous condition alarm. DFD also responded to seven false alarms with good intent, five unintentional false alarms three alarm system malfunctions and two malicious false alarms. The DeFreestville Fire Department in North Greenbush Fire District # 1 is a volunteer organization established in 1945 that provides emergency services 24 hours a day. The fire department always needs and welcomes new members and community support. DFD’s non-emergency number is 2863612. All emergencies in Rensselaer County should be reported by dialing 911. You can visit the DFD web site at:


Sand Lake Center for the Arts holds its next Sundays at the Center Workshop - May 5 at 1:30 pm – “Beaded Jewelry Workshop” with Ann Whitney. Learn techniques for making a professional piece of beaded jewelry with your own design. Make a beaded necklace, or bracelet. Clasps, needles and thread will be supplied with an $8 materials fee. You can either buy beads at cost from the workshop instructor, or bring your own beads: old jewelry, things you never wear like Auntie Maud’s necklace she left you; and you will be able to create something new! This should be a fun and relaxing event. $5 pp and reservations are needed. For ages 18 yrs and up. Class size limit is 8. Call 518-674-2007 or visit to register. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

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FOR KIDS! The Tennis Coach

The Town of Schodack is pleased to announce that the 2013 Summer Day Camp for children will run from July 8, 2013 through August 2, 2013. The program will operate Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $100.00 per child, with a $250.00 maximum per family. Applications will be available during regular business hours starting May 1st at the Schodack Town Clerk’s Office or online at (under Youth Department). All health immunization forms are required with camper applications. Bus service information will also be available. See registration applications for details. Completed applications and registration fees will be due no later than June 3, 2013. For further information, please contact Recreation Director Sheila Golden

Individual & small group instruction for children and adults

Joe Behson USTA & USPTA Certified Tennis Coach

One Pond Hollow Road, Averill Park, NY 12018

518.674.8407 •

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SAND LAKE SUMMER DAY CAMP Mark your calendars! The Town of Sand Lake will host a Summer Day Camp this July and August at the Sand Lake Elementary School. Summer Camp will run for 6 weeks and will begin on Monday, July 1st and end on Friday, August 9th. The camp will be closed for the 4th of July holiday. This year, camp will be open from 7:30AM to 5:30PM each day. Both regular and extended hours are available. The cost of regular hours (9:00AM to 3:00PM) is $110 per week. The cost of extended hours (7:30AM to 5:30PM) is $140 per week. There will be a 10% discount to families with two or more children from the same household. Registration packets are available at the Sand Lake Town Hall or on the Town Website – www.townof Registration is open. Please call Sand Lake Youth Program Supervisor, Lindsy Marshall, at 526-0938 or email at if you have any questions or concerns. Summer will be here before you know it!

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP! The Town of Poestenkill is proud to announce the return of summer camp, accepting campers from entering kindergarten to 8th grade. We are offering new and fun field trips and weekly trips to Grafton beach. For more information, please contact Tara Houser or visit the Youth Department website.

UPCOMING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS The Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street in Troy will offer these upcoming Children’s Programs. • Mon., May 13th, at 4pm Zentangle Drawing for Teens. Make awesome art with this repeating pattern technique! • Wed., May 15th, at 4pm Duct Tape Accessories. For ages 8 through Teens. Come design your own bracelets & hair bows! • Wed., May 22nd, at 4pm Sculpting Workshop with model magic. For ages 6 - 12. Please call 274-7071 to register.

MUSIC MUSIC STUDIO STUDIO Summer Percussion Camps - July 15-19 •Latin Percussion Ensemble - Learn the basic rhythms of Latin Music For more details check the •In Step with Drum-i-Stix - An intro to drum line website or email •Keep the Beat - Children explore rhythm & sound




EAST GREENBUSH SUMMER CAMP The Community & Recreation Services Department is pleased to announce the return of Summer Day Camp for 2013. Day Camp runs from July 8th-August 16th, Monday-Friday, 9am3pm and is broken up into two (2) three-week sessions. Camp is limited to 200 children per session, so sign up today to secure your spot! Call The Department of Community & Recreation Services with any questions at 477-4194.

JMS Party Rentals

Bounce Houses • 15x15 • 22 ft. slide • Bounce/Slide Combo • Obstacle Courses • Joust/ Boxing Ring • Water Slide We also have tents, • Slip ‘n Slide tables & chairs.

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As legislative representatives of District 2, including the towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Poestenkill, we are happy to provide our constituents with a report on actions taken at the April 9, 2013 legislative meeting. One of the major economic development success stories in the Capital Region is the expansion of bio-pharmaceutical company Regeneron in East Greenbush. The expansion is expected to create 300 new jobs during the coming months, and further job creation at the site is possible. The County Legislature was able to play a major role in the Regeneron expansion by extending sewer service to the Regeneron campus when the host community of East Greenbush was able to supply sewer service due to capacity issues. At the April meeting, the Legislature approved resolutions that allow for start of the project to extend county sewer service to Regeneron. Resolutions were also approved for environmental review of the project, in accordance with state guidelines. The Legislature voted at the April 9 meeting to undertake a review of the county ethics law, including formation of a special committee to coordinate review. The review will be done with an eye toward expanding and strengthening the existing law, and ensuring the law is at least as strong as state ethics laws. We also supported a resolution asking for the state to increase the numbers of investigators for Medicaid fraud. A recent report said that tens of millions of taxpayer dollars in fraudulent Medicaid claims were not being recovered. Along with working to crack down on Medicaid fraud, we continue to work to reduce instances of chronic callers, persons who repeatedly call for expensive ambulance rides and emergency room visits for non-emergencies. The Legislature also appointed Louis Basle of Poestenkill as a member of the county Fire Advisory Board. The next meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature is Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Residents are welcome to contact us at the legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at

KATIE SKIFF INDUCTED INTO THE PHI KAPPA PHI HONOR SOCIETY Binghamton University student Katie Skiff from Castleton-onHudson, New York was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines, founded in 1897. Standards for election to Phi Kappa Phi are extremely high. Membership is by invitation only to Binghamton University’s top 7.5 percent of students at the second semester junior level and the top 10 percent of students at the senior level.

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Thurs., May 16 3-7pm & Fri., May 17 3-7pm

Nessa Corcoran doing her demonstration on Polymer Slime. Sixty eight 4-H members participated in the Rensselaer County Demonstration Day and Horse Communication Night as either Presenters or Teen Evaluators. Members selected a wide range of topics to research and develop a presentation to deliver and be evaluated. A huge thank you to our adult evaluators that volunteered their time to share their expertise and judge our members – Jennifer Spierre, Val Lavigne, Brandon DeShane, Jeanie Scott, Nancy Johnson, Neil and Susan Roberts as well as Glenn and Eileen Van Oort. Additionally, thank you to our 4-H Teen Evaluators that worked alongside our adult evaluators, Tanner Reed, Kathleen Renna, Daniel Wrenn, Jennifer Rem, Rebecca Rem, Rachel Wright, Maddie Hoyt, Elyse Scott, Kimberly Carabis, Olivia Logue, Rebecca Bradbury, Kerry Judge, Sarah and Jessica Malenfant. The variety of topics for presentations ranged from selecting the right canoe paddle to therapy horses. The enthusiasm and the hard work that went into these presentations was very impressive and inspiring. The skills participating youth demonstrated from verbal to organizational are all skills that members will be able to utilize in school and other areas of their life. Exceptional 4-H presenters were Dan Wrenn, Ingrid Morton, Kathleen Renna, Maeve Corcoran, Nessa Corcoran, Riley Dunn, Brigham Logue, Courtney Luskin, Maddie Hoyt, Jennifer and Rebecca Rem. Public speaking is one of the foundation projects in 4-H, allowing youth to build their confidence and communication skills in front of an audience. For more information about this and other 4-H offerings, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County or your respective Extension office. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity programmer and employer.

Readings Available: Astrology / Tarot Cards / Spirit Guides / Guardian Angels / Mediums connecting to departed loved ones/ Auras/ Past Life / Psychometry & more Readings: $22-$44


Friday, May 17 7:15pm-9:30pm, $10 Held at VENTURE INWARD 568 Columbia Tpk #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance) East Greenbush Info 477-6566 • Walk-in Welcom s CLIP THIS AD AND SAVE $2 - $4 (for readings only) e

BAG SALE & SOMETHING EXTRA Bag Sale & Something Extra - Saturday, May 4th (one week before Mother’s Day) 10AM to 2PM in the Stephentown Memorial Library Community Room. The sale will feature totes, purses, clutches & vintage handbags, computer & Mommy Bags & Hand Baskets – new or gently used. Everything is priced for student budgets. Select a Book for a Buck from gently used & recycled hard cover, paperbacks & DVDs. We are also offering an assortment of hand knit shawls (elegant warmth for prom night). Reusing & Recycling are the themes of the day. On May 4th at SML, come find a gift for Mom, or bag for the Prom, stash some extra cash & be kind to our planet. Put a book in a bag and take your Mom or Grandma 2 gifts in 1 pretty bundle. All donations for this benefit sale were carefully selected for quality & condition (& we are accepting more). Proceeds will help support the Library’s summer programs. Stephentown Memorial Library is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 State Route 43, Stephentown, NY 12168. 518-733-5750

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 3 to 6PM; and on Saturday, May 4th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books, toys, luggage and many one-of-akind items. The Thrift Shop is on a CDTA busline, is handicappedaccessible and can be entered from the parking lot behind the building. Learn more at

CAREER EXPO 2013 Students in grades 7-12, parents, educators and the community are invited to learn about exciting careers for the future at Career Expo 2013. Career Expo 2013, to be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at Birch Hill in Castleton, NY, will focus on careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Questar III BOCES and Catskill, Greenville, Ichabod Crane, Rensselaer City and Schodack Central School Districts will be hosting the Career Expo, along with the Center for Economic Growth. This free, interactive event will feature representatives from many careers who will show real-life examples of how science and technology affect all professions and will also provide information about local educational opportun-ities. In addition to exhibitors, there will be two panel presentations called High Demand Careers from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and from 6:00-6:30 p.m.This will be a fantastic opportunity for students in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties to learn how important science and math is for success in many careers.For questions or additional information on Career Expo, please contact Lynn Seftner, Career Development Specialist, at lseftner@questar. org or 828-4157.

Board Certified in Family Medicine Michael A. Lettrick, MD A-C yan, RP RPA-C Ryan, Nicole R

Dr. Michael Lettrick & Nicole Ryan, RPA-C are proud to announce their association with

Elizabeth Sandel, DO Dr. Sandel is board certified in family medicine and has been practicing in Southern Rensselaer County since 2007.

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•Compost •Mulch •Hay •Topsoil •Sand •Stone


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•Annuals & Perennials • Herbs & Vegetables • Trees & Shrubs • Fresh Sod Daily

EXCEPTIONAL PERENNIALS FOR EVERY SEASON PROGRAM Join us on Tuesday, May 7th, at 6:30PM in the SML Community Room for this fabulous program with writer, lecturer, and Marketing Director of Faddegon’s Nursery, Kerry Ann Mendez. You will be thrilled to discover beautiful perennials that enjoy little hand holding on your part. Kerry Ann Mendez is dedicated to teaching the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. As a garden consultant, designer, writer, teacher and lecturer, she focuses on time-saving gardening techniques and workhorse plant material as well as organic practices. For more information on any of these programs, or to register for programs, call the Stephentown Memorial Library at 733-5750 or stop by during our library hours. Also check our website, for regular updates. We are on Facebook also.

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Herrington Farms, Inc. Roses are red

• Compost Manure Our product is brown and makes your Garden • Topsoil the best around!

• Dark Compost Mulch • Colored Mulch • Garden mix soil

-Ruby Red • Stone Products -Black Diamond also available

Support Your Local Family-Owned Dairy Farm! Pick Up or Delivery



TREE SALE Saturday Morning May 4, 2013 • 9-12 at Questar Votec 35 Colleen Drive, South Troy (Off Campbell Avenue)

Examples: Scotch Pine, Balsam Fir, Lilac, Black Hills Spruce, Red Raspberry, Forsythia, Silky Dogwood, Wildflower Seed, Blue Bird Houses Bare-root Plants Cost between $.80 & $3.00 each in lot of 5. Blueberries are more. Call 423-8391 for questions on Saturday May 4

SIGN UP FOR LAWN MOWING New Lawn Installation~ Sod/Seed/Repair Landscape Restoration~ Mulching/Trimming/Planting Stonework~ Repairs & Installation Walls • Walkways • Patios • Staircases Stone Driveways & Repairs Drainage FULL SER VICE PR OPERT Y MAINTENANCE SERVICE PROPERT OPERTY Fully Insured • Commercial • Residential

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Sunday, May 12th

Porch Sale! Sat, May 4th GREAT DISCOUNTS

Great Gifts for Mom Jewelry, Terrariums, Scarves & More!

Adirondack Fiddlers, Sunday, May 12th, from 12:00 pm to 5 pm. American Legion Hall, Clancy St., Schuylerville, NY. All fiddlers young and old, the public welcome. Round and square dancing. For more information, call (518) 274-6817.


3043 Main St., Valatie 758-8999 NEW STYLE & OLD TYME FIDDLING

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Ground or W h o le Bean

(aka Fred’s Coffee)

Now e l Availab at

PIE SQUARED Rt 43 • Averill PPark ark

Order Your Mother’s Day Pies 712-5122

Wed, Thurs, Fri 9-6, Sat 8-7, Sun 8-2 BY THE CUP • BY THE POUND


Gift Guide

FREE MUSEUM PASSES Get out of the house for some family fun time without breaking the bank courtesy of the Friends of the East Greenbush Library. FOEGCL offer free museum passes to over 13 local museums. Last year over 410 families used our museum pass program to stimulate learning, cure boredom, and have a little adventure. Ask a librarian at the East Greenbush Library how you can take advantage of this great opportunity. Museum passes are free for all Library Patrons and Friends. BY THE POUND • BY THE CUP

entertaining & celebrations Pgs. 13-15

Scarnato’s Ristorante

Join us for

Mother’s Day Serving our full menu plus specials Sat & Sun Call now - We’re still accepting reservations 133 Scott Ave, Castleton • Wed-Th 4-9pm. Fri & Sat 4-10pm. Sun 4-9pm Reservations 732-4640 • Take-out 732-2168

Happy Mother’s Day From

100 Year Old Neighborhood Restaurant


MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH Sun., May 12th- 10-2pm Adults $14.95 • Children $7.95

• Orange Juice • Coffee & Tea • Fresh Fruit • Salad • Assorted Muffins & Bagels • Fresh Made Belgium Waffles • Sausage & Bacon • Roast Beef & Turkey Carving Station • Scrambled Eggs • Tortellini Alla Vodka • Chicken-Broccoli Penne Alfredo • Three Cheese Au Gratin Potatoes

MOTHER’S DAY DINNER Served 2:30-8pm Regular Menu & Great SpecialsMAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY 463-3318 • 77 Washington Ave. Renss. • OPEN 7 DAYS Fax 463-6357 • www.jimmycaseysrestaurant .com

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For Mother Mother’’s Day Day,, Sun. May 12th MOM RECEIVES A FREE FLOWER 5/12 Sat. 5/4 3 Wheel Drive Fri. 5/10 Rude Awakening

Mother’s Day ~ Sunday, May 12th • Breakfast Buffet 10am, $21/Adults • Bountiful Brunch Buffet 11:30am & 1pm ~2 Seatings ~$34 pp

• Saturday, May 11th & Sunday May 12th

Open Mon-Sat Broadway & Ferry Rensselaer

We’re treating Mom*! Bring the family and Mom’s entree is on us. Dinner is served 3-7pm CUSTOMIZED on Sunday



Mother’s Day


10:00am - 2:00pm ADULTS $16.95 CHILDREN (under 12) $8.95

3:00 - 8:00 pm DINNER CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 477-9909

Mother’s Day

Children’s Menu Available Call for Catering & Outdoor BBQ Reservations

DOBY’S SUBS \ 43 Mall, West Sand Lake 674-3373



*this offer is good for dinner only!

The Pawling Ave United Methodist Church (520 Pawling Ave, Troy) will host a Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday, May 4th, from 5:00 - 6:30pm. The menu is roast pork, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $11/adults, $5/children 5 12, and free for children under 5. Ta ke outs are available. For more information, or reservations, please call the church office at (518) 273-6859. Everyone is welcome!





The Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466, located in Poestenkill, invites you to join them for their Monthly Buffet Breakfast on Sunday, May 12th, from 8AM to 11AM. Breakfast includes eggs, homefries, sausage, pancakes, French toast sticks, toast, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for 612 yrs, 5 yrs and under is Free.

674-1880 • Rt. 43 West Sand Lake Open: Tues-Sat 5-9pm, Sun: 4-8pm All Menus avail online: GIFFY’S CHICKEN BBQ The Kiwanis Club of Troy is holding their annual Giffy’s BBQ at St. Michael’s Church at 175 Williams Rd in Troy (next to HVCC) on Friday, May 10th, from 4 to 6PM. Only $10 gets you a full half chicken dinner with all the sides, beverage & dessert. All money goes to Troy area children’s projects!! Call Dean for tickets at 3220826.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, will be having their monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Saturday, May 4th, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. Menu includes eggs, homefries, regular and blueberry pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, toast and coffee and juice.


GIFT CERTIFICA TES CERTIFICATES ARE A GREA T GIFT GREAT FOR MO THER’S DAY MOTHER’S OR TREA T HER TO LUNCH TREAT • Grilled Cheese & Tomato • Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap •Homemade Mac & Cheese •Daily Soups *

$1.00 Off Any Sandwich 9DOLGtWLO OV WRUHIRU'HWDL 6HH6

Eat in or Take Out Call 477-2140 For Menu Or Visit Our Website

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BBQ FUNDRAISER! $45 for a whole smoked pork butt and pint of homemade Memphis barbeque sauce! Now taking orders for delicious, slow-smoked pork butts for your Memorial Day Weekend celebrations! We begin the process with a 24-hour dry rub marinade and then smoke the roasts low and slow for over 10 hours. Roasts will be left whole— just reheat and pull when you are ready to serve. Our Memphis sauce is the perfect accompaniment for the pulled pork. Extra sauce available for $3 a pint. Roasts will be ready for pick-up Friday, May 24—Monday, May 27. You pick the date and time— delivery available! All proceeds will go to Kylie Kerr’s Celtic Heritage People to People Ambassador trip in July 2013. Call Bonnie Kerr at 729-3985 to place your order!

WEEKEND CELEBRATION Sat 5/4, Sun 5/5, & Mexican Monday 5/6

Mother’s Day Buffet

Come join the fun!

Rt. 43, Averill Park

Mexican Food, Appetizers, Desserts and Drink Specials 5 O’CLOCK CHARLIE playing from 9pm-1am May 4th


OPEN 7 DAYS • 674-3363 Make Your Reservations Today!

Taking Reservations: Buffet Brunch 10-1pm • Dinners 1:30-7:30pm


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Open Wednesday thru Monday

Mother’s Day Dinner



Sunday, May 12th, 1-8 pm

Reservations Please CORSA GE FOR EVERY MOM CORSAGE 3016 Rt. 43 • A verill P ark Center • 674-3774 Averill Park





includes freshly cooked shrimp, Little Neck Clams.....$4.99doz. 200 ct. Bag.....$69 cocktail sauce & lemon garnish.

order early

40 count....$24 60 count....$36 80 count....$48 100 count..$60

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SLHS ANN. DINNER MEETING/PROGRAM The Sand Lake Historical Society Annual Dinner Meeting and Program will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, at 6:00 pm. Hot and cold buffet dinner will be served at Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill, Route 43, Averill Park. The speakers will be Marty and Val Balga, owners of “Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill.” The site was earlier known as Al’s Place. For dinner reservations, $20 per person and/or membership renewal or application, please make checks payable to Sand Lake Historical Society. Mail to: Sand Lake Historical Society, Post Office Box 492, West Sand Lake, New York 12196. Please mail by May 4, 2013, if you are planning to attend the Annual Dinner/Meeting! Annual dues: $3 per student (13-22), $10 per individual, $15 per family, Lifetime individual $100, Lifetime family $150.

CHICKEN BAR-B-Q DRIVE-THRU/TAKEOUT ONLY DINNER The Poestenkill Evangelical Lutheran Church, 772 NY Route 351, will hold a Chicken Bar-B -Q, DRIVE-THRU TAKE-OUT ONLY DINNER on Sat., May 4th. Meal includes: 1/2 chicken, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, roll and choice of lemon or cherry pie for a donation of $11.00. Pick-up time is 4:30PM to 6PM at the church. Reservations are suggested, but not required, and you may call 283-1447 to reserve your meals.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNERS The month of May brings a close to the free community dinners for this year that the First Reformed Church in Wynantskill provides to the community. The dinners consist of pasta with either plain or meat sauce, salad, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts. The dates for the 2 weeks that the dinner will be served in May are the 7th and the 14th. The church is located on the corner of Main and Church Streets in the village of Wynantskill. Hope to see you there.

The Castleton Fire House, located at 11 Green Avenue in Castleton will be hosting an AllYou-Can-Eat Breakfast on May 5th from 8AM till Noon. Cost is $7/Adults, $6/Seniors and $5/ Child. ages 5 to 11. 732-4342.


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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Hoags Corners Fire House will host an All-YouCan-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, May 5th, from 8AM till 11AM. Our All-You-CanEat Buffet Style Breakfast includes: Scrambled eggs, homefries, applesauce, fruit cocktail, blueberry & regular pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, toast, and English muffins. Cost: Adults - $7.00; Children ages 6-12 $4.00; Children 5 and under – free. Phone: 766-5474

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by Claire Everett I am back on American soil and ready to do some reporting! I would like to thank Riley Ludwig for filling in for me for the last two weeks. I read both of her columns and was very impressed. Thanks again Riley; great job! While I was gone, Averill Park competed in a number of events in all sports ranging from Lacrosse to Track and Field. The Warriors rose to meet the challenge. First, the lady AP lacrosse team battled against four different schools this week. On Tuesday, the girls took on Emma Willard and started the week off right, beating them 10-7. Top scorers were Morgan Lionarons and Sofi Sorriento, each with four goals. Then the ladies challenged Niskayuna on Wednesday, but this time fell short 13-6. Goals were scored by Morgan Lionarons (3), Caitlin O’Shea (2) and Megan Balter (1). On Thursday, the Warriors played against Schenectady, easily pulling out a win, 12-4. The ladies earned goals from top scorers Morgan Lionarons, who tallied 4 goals, and Emily Halpin, Caitlin O’Shea, and Sofi Sorriento who each scored 2. Finally, on Friday, the girls hosted Guilderland. Unfortunately, AP couldn’t maintain the momentum from the win over Schenectady, losing 15-3. Goals were scored by Megan Lettko, Emma Teitano, and Sofi Sorriento. The Track and Field team had one of their most eventful weeks so far as they competed in the Penn Relays. The Penn Relays are the first and oldest of the relay meets. On average, the meet holds one race every minute and continues for about 33 hours. Averill Park took part in the competition along with high school and college teams from around the world. High schools from places like Jamaica, the Bahamas, and South Africa were represented. Averill Park competed in the 4x100, and 4x400 boys and girls relays. The boy’s placed 7th out of 15 in the 4x400 relay for small school high schools. The girl’s relay teams placed 207th out of a total of 357 teams in the 4x100, and 9th out of 13th in the 4x400 for small school high school relay. Congratulations to all the AP athletes that represented AP so well in this prestigious and challenging meet. I hope the team carries a new confidence into the approaching post-season! The baseball and softball teams were also busy this week. The baseball team took on three schools. AP first played Niskayuna on Tuesday, and although they had some great performances, the boys fell short. Then on Thursday, the boys battled Guilderland and again couldn’t pull out a win. Finally, on Friday, the Warriors played against Gloversville, this time coming out on top 8-2. Congratulations to Nolan Gray who pitched 6 shutout innings. Great job to all the Aboys! The AP ladies softball team played three games this week against some tough competition. On Monday, the Warriors took on traditionally dominant Shaker and pulled out an amazing win, 9-2. Then AP played Niskayuna on Tuesday, and earned another win, 5-2. On Friday, the Warriors played their final game of the week against Guilderland. The two teams were neck and neck the entire time and the contest went into extra innings, but sadly Guilderland was able to get the upper hand in the 10th, winning 7-6. There is no rest for the Warrior of Averill Park. Our athletes are fighting some of their last battles of the spring as the seasons slowly approach Sectionals.

This week’s Scholar Athlete is one who constantly pushes herself to be the best at everything she can. Sarah Caruso, a senior at Averill Park High School, has been playing lacrosse for five years now. Her position is always defense and it’s either the bottom defender or d-wing. Caruso’s favorite part of playing lacrosse is the speed and intensity of the game. “Lacrosse games have a very different feel and level of speed from volleyball, which is my other sport.” Games for Sarah are extremely exciting, but can also be very frustrating. As a defender, Caruso states, “It is easy to get discouraged when the other team scores”. However, an athlete as dedicated and focused as Sarah, knows that you must communicate with your teammates and get a good momentum going from the start of the game. Caruso spent a lot of time preparing for the season, because that’s what it takes to become a successful lacrosse player. Sarah ran indoor track in the winter, which she received the scholar athlete award for, while also playing for an indoor lacrosse team to work on her skills. To Sarah, being a scholar athlete means you can balance good grades with being a good athlete. “They Challenge themselves in the classroom as well as on the field,” says the athlete. That being said, Caruso is also an outstanding student. This year she has a packed schedule including Advanced Placement English, Advanced Placement Government, Spanish 5, Cinema Literature, Physics, Senior Portfolio and Statistics. She plans to attend a four year University next year, but is still unsure of where she would like to go. Sarah will be majoring in Communications/Public Relations and minoring in marketing. Caruso doesn’t like having a lot of down time, so she keeps herself busy by participating in Odyssey of the Mind and other school functions. She is also the school treasurer and a member of the National Honors Society (NHS). Unfortunately, Sarah tore her ACL recently and will not be able to finish the season. An athlete like Sarah, however, still deserves recognition for all of her effort and success over the years. She has never been more disappointed, because she won’t be able to finish her senior year playing lacrosse with all of her teammates. However, Sarah is going to take full advantage of the opportunities she is given in college, because she would love to continue playing. Caruso would like to thank all of her teammates for being so supportive through her injury. She would also like to thank all of the coaches she’s had over the years for being supportive and always keeping her on her feet. We wish Sarah the best of luck and we hope she heals up fast!



Following are the registration dates for the 2013 Football/Cheer Season: • Tue., May 7th, 6:00 8:00 PM @ Algonquin Middle School • Saturday, June 1st, 9:00 - 11:00 AM @ Butler Park • Monday, July 22nd, 6:00 - 8:00 PM @ Butler Park For your convenience, you can visit the APPW website in advance for forms and information: averillparkpopwarner/

Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake will once again sponsor a softball tournament at Summerfest. We invite anyone to form a team and join the fun. Get your friends, neighbors, coworkers together and play ball! Date: Sunday, June 16th 2013 (Sunday morning if needed); Time: 8AM to 4PM; Location: Softball Fields at Butler Park; Contact: Stuart Nippes at 518-858-6534 or email:

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“AP Senior Andrew Tario distances himself from the pack in this 1600 Meter Race last week at Shaker High School.” B.L.C.C. IRENE BIELAWA MEMORIAL LADIES GOLF LEAGUE The following is a list of results from the BLCC Monday Night Ladies Golf League on Monday, April 22, 2013. 1st Low Score: 37 - Nancy Koskowski, Penny Semeiks, Debbie Myers and Karen Lorette; 2nd Low Score: 37 - Jen DiIorio, Donna Butterfield and Nikki Dagostino; 3rd Low Score: 39 - Theresa Jones, Babe Scully, Joanne Guynup and Chris Cooney. 1st Low Putts: 8 - Ronnie Ciccarelli, Carol Ciccarelli, Patti McArdle and Mary Beth Steinburg; 2nd Low Putts: 10 - Chris Helwig and Arlene Lashway; 3rd Low Putts: 10 - Deb McMahon, Kelly Hammond, and Betty Ann Whitbeck. This is the first night of league play. 43 women on 12 teams participated in this evening’s event. Welcome back!

SL KIWANIS SUMMERFEST BENEFIT TENNIS TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION If top spin, back hand, drop shot and volley are part of your sport, then the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake has a racket for you. The Kiwanis Benefit Tennis Tournament will begin at center court as part of Sand Lake SummerFest 2012. • Saturday, June 15th, at the Averill Park High School tennis courts. Registration fees: $20.00 for singles; $30 per team for doubles for each category entered. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MONDAY, JUNE 10th. For additional information, call Joe Behson at 674-8407. ————————————————————————————— KIWANIS TENNIS TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORM (Please Print Carefully) Please indicate in which category(s) you wish to compete. $20 for Singles. $30 for Doubles Teams. Women’s Singles __________ Women’s Doubles __________ Men’s Singles __________ Men’s Doubles __________ Mixed Doubles __________ Women’s Century Doubles* ______________ Men’s Century Doubles* _________________ *Both players must be 50 years of age or older. NAME(S):_______________________________PHONE:_______________ EMAIL _______________________ ADDRESS___________________________________________ CITY_______________ STATE__________ZIP__________ AMOUNT ENCLOSED $__________ WAIVER: In consideration of my entry being accepted, I do hereby for myself, heirs, executors, or assigns waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, and any and all sponsors and their representatives, and assigns or any official or participant for any and all injuries I may suffer in connection with the Kiwanis Benefit Tennis Tournament. Further, I stipulate that I am physically fit and capable to participate in this event. And I hereby grant full permission to any and all the foregoing to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. SIGNATURE:_________________________DATE:__________ INCOMPLETE OR UNSIGNED ENTRIES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED Please make checks payable to: Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake Mail entries to: Joe Behson, 1 Pond Hollow Road, Averill Park, NY 12018

Burden Lake Country Club OPENING DAY 2013 EAST GREENBUSHCASTLETON LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON Saturday, April 20, 2013, marked the start of the 2013 East Greenbush-Castleton Little League season, the league’s 60th season. I was proud to be a part of the opening day ceremony with Debbie DiMartino, Republican Town Board Candidate, and other members of our community. We would like to wish each player and all teams the best of luck this Debbie DiMartino and season and always remember, Keith Langley “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”. ~ Keith Langley and The Friends of Keith Langley

HUTCHINS’ MEM. GOLF LEAGUE RESULTS CASTLETON CROP WALK 2013 The Castleton CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk for 2013 will take place on Sunday, May 5th, at 1:00 p.m. This 4.6 mile walk will raise funds that go to Church World Service to help those in poverty. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will stay here in Castleton and be given to our local food pantry and thrift store, The Anchor. Anyone wanting to join the group can call Emmanuel Reformed Church at 732-7766. If you are unable to walk with us, but would like to support this cause, please call the church to make your donation.

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF RENSS. CO. Join us for the Literacy Run/Walk 2013, Sunday, May 5th, at Rensselaer Tech Park, 350 Jordan Road, Troy, N.Y. Race Day Schedule: 8:00 a.m. Registration; 9:00 a.m. Children’s Fun Run; 9:30 a.m. Youth Mile; 10:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk; 11:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony Pre-registration fee $20; race day registration $25; Children’s Fun Run $6, Youth Mile $10 Early packet pickup and pre-registration: 350 Jordan Road, Troy - Saturday, May 4th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Register Now at or download a registration form at

2013 JDRF WALK FOR THE CURE Calling all Walkers ~ Join Team Isaiah, come out, donate and walk with us on Sunday, May 5th. Walk will be held at the University at Albany. Check-in at 9:30AM and Start at 11AM. My son Isaiah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in November 2012, since he has been diagnosed he has learned many of things , how to prick his fingers, test his sugars, inject himself with insulin, how to change and insulin pump, what it’s like to feel sick from lows and nervous from highs. He has also learned that he can be an advocate for other children, especially those younger than him. He has taken this disease and really made a negative into a positive. He has currently been named one of the 13 Kids Who Care in the Capital Area, JDRF Youth Ambassador for the NENY Chapter, Poster Child for Price Choppers sneaker campaign and he created Team Isaiah to raise money for the 2013 Walk To Cure. He is a great kid and wonderful advocate for the JDRF.

4th ANNUAL ELLA GRACE CHIARI FOUNDATION RUN/WALK 4th Annual Ella Grace Chiari Foundation 5K run/1 mi Fun Run/ Walk will be held on Friday evening, May 17th. To register online or make a donation, you can access the website @ Same day registration will be from 4:30 - 5:45PM with a Race start of 6:30PM. Family focused event with food, bouncy bounce, face painting Our mission - to increase awareness of Chiari Malformation

After one week of play in the Alan Hutchins Memorial Golf League at Burden Lake C. C., the standings are as follows: Team 8 - Tom Connor 21 pts; Team 6 - John Cooney 15.5 pts; Team 3 - Tom Murphy 15 pts; Team 4 - Brian Hampson 12 pts; Team 5 - Jason Cooper 11.5 pts; Team 2 - Dave DeGenero 11.5 pts; 1 - Chuck Bennison 11.5 pts; 7 - Peter Sennett 6 pts. Low scores by flights: 1 - Dave DeGenero 38; 2 - Tom Choquette 39; 3 - John Keeler & Steve Quillinan 40; 4 - Phil Laya 39; 5 Cutter Warner 44; 6 - Ryan Harte 40; 7 - Jess Carey 42; 8 - Bill Kirtsos & Pete Toth 44; 9 - Pete Gustafson 47; 10 - Ray Van Epps & Walt Nagel 49; 11 - Bob Loveridge 49; 12 - Charlie Mamone, Bill Young & Tim Lancaster 50; 13 - Joe Bradley 49. Other low scores: 41 - Brian Hampson, Tom Connor & Jay Zalucky; 42 - Carl Morrison, Tom Murphy, Jason Cooper & Rich Simon; 43 - Chuck Bennison, Mike Pendergast, Jr., Sam Greco, John Cooney, Dave Halloran & Ron Choquette; 44 - Steve Langan & Mark Quinn; 45 - Bill Haupt, Mark Minehan & Mike Bottillo; 46 - Steve Whitbeck, Bob Carl, Mike Ciccarelli, Nick Valenze, Wally Tuszynski & Jevon Sebring.

FREE BOATER INSTRUCTION US Power/Sail Squadron (Sacandaga & Mohawk-Hudson) offers FREE BOATER INSTRUCTION on the use of emergency Flares and Fire Extinguishers on May 19th, 2-6PM, Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill. Contact LT/C Philip Roeber at 518-378-5437 or at The public is invited.

B.L.C.C. HUTCHINS’ MEM. GOLF LEAGUE One-hundred four Burden Lake C. C. members will be playing in the Alan Hutchins’ Memorial Golf League this season on eight teams. Team #1 - Chuck Bennison, Capt; Steve Langan, Steve Quillinan, Karl Morrison, Ray Schmitz, Jack Huerter, Geoff Horine, Sal Mamone, Pete Gustafson, Dick Mahlstedt, Dave Harris, Ron Quattrini and Jack Thorpe. Team #2 - Dave DeGenero, Capt; Tom Choquette, John Keeler, Phil Laya, Jim Kosakoski, Sil Martinage, Mike Bastian, Matt Magill, Jim Jewell, Geoff Gamache, Val Semeiks, Angelo DeGenero and Botsy Rosenberger. Team #3 - Tom Murphy, Capt; Jack Rodzwell, Mike Pendergast, Jr., Steve Whitbeck, Bob Carl, Ryan Harte, Ralph Robertson, Mike Ciccarelli, Chris Conroy, Ray Van Epps, Mike Pendergast, Sr., Bill Kelley and Joe Bradley. Team #4 Brian Hampson, Capt.; Drew Walsh, Mark Quinn, Sam Greco, Bill Haupt, Joe Farone, Brian Adams, Pete Toth, Dom Testo, Mike Fil, Lloyd Allen, Paul Devane and Don Savage. Team #5 - Jason Cooper, Capt.; Rich Simon, Mark Lyons, Dan Nichols, Jim Moloney, Wayne Mizerak, Steve Engel, Dave Joslin, Roger Marschke, Jim Furlong, Chuck Scheffer, Curtis Sankey and Carm Ciccarelli. Team #6 - John Cooney, Capt.; Dave Halloran, Mark Miller, Rob Zalucky, Bill Madsen, Jack Rogers, Mark Minehan, John Reigert, Carl Ricci, Rick Rocco, Charlie Mamone and Frank Fleming. Team #7 - Peter Sennett, Capt.; Archie Robinson, Nick Valenze, Mike Bottillo, Hal Smith, Jevon Sebring, Tony Farina, Ed Koops, Bob Ormond, Walt Nagel, John Bernstein, Bill Young and Mark Scully. Team #8 - Tom Connor, Capt.; Ron Choquette, Jay Zalucky, Wally Tuszunski, Cutter Warner, Steve Kirk, Jess Carey, Bill Kirtosos, Bill Held, Larry Herzog, Bob Loveridge, Tim Lancaster and Dan Westbrook. League officers are: Rich Simon, Pres.; Jim Kosakoski, Secretary; and Bill Madsen Treasurer.

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BIRD WALK AT DYKEN POND CENTER This is a great time of year to look for spring migrant birds at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Join us on an early morning bird walk on Saturday, May 4th, at 8 am. We will be looking for a variety of warblers, vireos, thrushes, and such favorites as black-throated blue warbler, scarlet tanager, eastern bluebird and baltimore oriole. We’ll also spend time learning a few different bird songs. The walk will be led by Mary Batcheller, a life-long birder from Petersburgh. There is a suggested $2 donation for this program and it is not necessary to pre-register. Meet at the parking lot of the Center. Dyken Pond Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for hiking, fishing and non-motor boating. Contact the Center for more information at 658-2055 or or visit for directions and a complete schedule of our spring and summer events.

AP BOE APPROVES RESOLUTION ON HIGH STAKES STANDARDIZED TESTING The Averill Park Central School District Board of Education voted unanimously April 23 to support a resolution urging education officials and policymakers to “reduce the overreliance on standardized tests as the only barometer of student achievement.” Averill Park Central School District has now joined a growing number of school districts across the state and country who have declared their support of the resolution that calls for an accountability system that would allow districts to design more meaningful and engaging learning experiences for students. This year, the state-required standardized testing of students in grades 3-8 include the new federal Common Core Learning Standards. The new English Language Arts (conducted April 16-18) and math tests (April 24-26) are expected to be more difficult than earlier tests and some of the material on the Common Core tests may not have been covered by teachers, according to New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). “I appreciate the need for Common Core implementation. It makes our students more prepared to leave high school and become productive citizens,” said Averill Park School Board President Chris Foster. “Where I struggle is seeing how additional tests can be the only measuring stick the state uses to determine the readiness of our students. There is a need to collect tangible metrics on how the implementation is going and make adjustments that are in the best interests of all New Yorkers.” ~ Submitted by Mary Prusak, Communications Specialist

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9 family. 8 Winter Haven, West Sand Lake. Sat. 5/4, 9-1:30 pm. Antique fair and flea market. May 4th & 5th at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Rte. 29, Greenwich, NY. $3 admission. (Sat. 8am-6p, Sun. 9a-4p). Featuring over 200 dealers. Great food. Early-bird Friday (5/3-7a-6p $10). Rain or Shine. Call (518) 331-5004 Castleton Estate Sale: 1023 Maple Hill Rd., May 3 & 4, 8-3, furn. pictures, wall hangings, linens, housewares, misc. Rain or shine. Community Sale. 5/4, 8-5. Donna Lynn Dr. East Greenbush. Over 156 homes. Rain date 5/5. Estate sale. May 2-5, Thurs -Sat. 9-4, Sun. 12-4. 225 Hidley Rd. Wynantskill. Estate sale: 11 Pine Ave., Averill Park, Sat., May 4, 9a-3p. Contents of home, antiques, furn., beds, DR set, dishes, glassware, lamps, desk. No early birds. Fri. & Sat., 5/3 & 5/4, 9-3, 1 Tiffany Pl. (off Pershing near Snyder’s Lake). Furn., clothing, misc. Garage/ moving sale. Sat May 4 , 9-3. 14 Heather Lane, East Greenbush. Great selection from every room! Huge perennial/plants/shrubs & veg. sale, over 75 varieties, also beautiful garden sun catching glass totems, homemade preserves & craft items, 5/17-18, 8-5, Rt. 150 to Wildwood Hghts., WSL Huge! Perennial plants, TV, fish tank, bounce house, stands, toys home decor, clothes. 5/10-11, 8-3. 8 HIllside Dr. Wynantskill.

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SOUNDS OF SPRING RETURNS The Church of the Immaculate Conception on Rt. 20 in New Lebanon, NY will again host an organ concert on Sunday, May 5th, at 2PM in the church. Guest musicians from New York and Massachusetts will perform traditional and contemporary selections for the organ. The event is free but a free will offering will be taken up. Light refreshments will be served in the church hall following the performance. Come and enjoy the wonderful sounds that will fill this church and many others around the world to celebrate the 850th Anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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SLBA PLANS GARAGE SALE The Sand Lake Business Association is busy planning their 3rd annual town-wide garage sale. The dates are Sept. 14th and 15th. The garage sale committee is looking for some volunteers to help with this event which benefits town citizens and businesses alike. We need people with strong computer skills who can help with our event map, ad layout and registration. We will also need volunteers help as staff during the event. Please contact Dee Erickson at if interested.

9 FAMILY GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER FOR ODYSSEY OF THE MIND WORLD FINALS A fundraising garage sale will be held at 8 Winter Haven, West Sand Lake on Saturday, May 4th, 2013, from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm to send an Odyssey of the Mind team, representing Algonquin Middle School, to the World Finals in East Lansing, Michigan (May 22-25, 2013). Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving educational program where teams of students from around the world compete. This team earned an invitation to the World Finals by winning the “Regionals” and coming in second place in New York State. Competing in the World Finals is a fantastic opportunity for an Averill Park team to showcase our students’ academic and creative problem-solving abilities. This garage sale is being held to raise money for the seven member team’s transportation, housing, meals, and registration fees. Members of the team are: Heath Glasgow, Madison Hasbrouck, Lauren McClure, Leah Paulson, Kristen Schaefer, Kevin Silver, and Ethan Stevens. The coach is Ross McClure. Nine families will be contributing to the garage sale.

NORTHEND NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING The Northend Neighborhood Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm, at the Northend Fire Station in the community room. Any questions, please contact Margaret Van Dyke, 9th Ward Council person, at or Rich Mooney, 8th Ward Council person, at

CAPITAL AREA FLUTE CLUB CONCERT The Capital Area Flute Club will hold their annual concert on Sunday, May 5th, at 3 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 34 Broadway, Rensselaer. Non-perishable food items for the Concerns U Food Pantry or a monetary donation to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. The concert will include pieces specifically written for flute choir and other small ensemble music. The music ranges from Classical with The Magic Flute and Venus to more modern music with Heritage of American and the Mexican Hat Dance. Just find Capital Area Flute Club on Facebook for more information.

NASSAU LAKE PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING The Nassau Lake Park Improvement Association (NLPIA) Board would like to announce that the next General Meeting will take place at 7:30pm on May 9, 2013. This meeting will be held at the VFW on Route 20. At this meeting, a vote will be held in an attempt to fill four vacant trustee positions. We are always looking for new membership to get involved with our association. If you know of anyone who is not a member and might want to be, please encourage them to attend our next meeting. IMPORTANT REMINDER - DUES ARE NOW DUE! To retain your voting rights, and use of Lake Association property, you must be a paid member in good standing. For more information on dues and payments, please refer to the NLPIA website at



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60x100 ready to build lot w/Amish shed, part. landscape, all util. on street. 14 Massachusetts Ave., off Sherwood Ave. 813-4393

$630+. Rte. 43, WSL. 2nd flr, 1 BR, rear deck, w/d hkup, no smoking, no pets. Jim 588-6755

One of 55 Reasons for the “55 and Better” to live at The Spinney at Pond View

Lake Views & Dock Rights on Burden Lake. Harv@Bryce 4661303

Reason #48: Pet - friendly community (Please call: some restrictions apply) Included In Rent: TW Cable, Internet, Water/Sewer, Trash Removal,

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The Rensselaer Eagles #4446 located at 851 Broadway in Rensselaer will hold a Spring Fling on May 5th, from 12 to 6PM. Cost is $10 per ticket and includes: picnic foods, horseshoes, badminton, bocce ball and volleyball. 4364446.

TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING! Anxious to start your Spring cleaning? Have some items to get rid of, but not enough for your own Garage Sale? St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7 (directly off Route 150), East Schodack, is now accepting donations for its Spring Tag Sale, Saturday, May 18th. The sale will run from 9 am - 4 pm. Homemade baked goods will also be available for purchase. Sale Proceeds will go to steeple repairs at the church. For information or to make a donation, call: 477-6950 or 438-1109. Clean, unbroken, gently used items only please. No large appliances or clothing.

Organic/Dairy/Horse Farms Sale: Bryce 928-1231


REAL ESTATE FOR RENT 620sq. ft. or 320sq. ft. on Rte. 20, Nassau. 766-3704 Garage and parking lot space. 7 day and 5 day rentals available. Downtown Albany (near Capital). Call for information (518)463-4741 Hoosick St. Brunswick, comm. garage 1,000 sq. ft. prime location w/parking lot. 577-5617

HOMES FOR SALE 1991 Skyline mobile home in Bon Acre Park, AP. 3 BR, 2 bath, central air. $29,000. 674-1629

Charming country cottage. 3 BR, 2 ba. 2 acre. $232,900 Sun. 5/5, 12-4 pm. 567 Oak Hill Rd. Averill Pk NY12018. Call 496-8175 Open House: Sun., 5/5, 1-3, 4 Walradt Blvd., Castleton, 3br, 2ba, raised ranch, dbl. lot. $181k. 3688487

Sun. 1-4 Pittstown. Open $299,900, 6BR Ranch! 6 acres! HW flrs, FP, private huge deck, inground pool, Britt. Schl. & much more. MLS#201313480. Al at Bryce RE 441-4353

VACATION RENTAL Schroon Lake Efficiencies. 1 or 3 BR, private sandy beach, boat docking, walk to town. 532-7649 Snowbirds-Camp on Small Lake. Taborton Rd. Full season rental only. No pets. 658-2085

RENTAL $725 w/utilities Office Space + parking. Bryce 271-7630

3BR 1.5bath condo EG ready to move in. Condo fee $250/mo. $119,900. Call 227-7182. Castleton $129,900, 4br home in Village. Al at Bryce 441-4353 Crystal Lake Lot-- Waterfront 3 acres. Bryce 674-8440 Pittstown $169,900, 4BR, 2.5 ba colonial on 1 acre. Britt. schl. Al at Bryce 441-4353

$725 2 BR 700 sq ft. 1st flr. 239 Rt.150 , East Schodack. Newly remodeled country settng on busline. Nice neighborhood, EG sch. Coin w/d avail. onsite. Cats ok for an additional fee. No dogs. Contact Rick Countermine 4240078. Perspective tenants will be required to fill out an application. $725. 2 BR apts. 1 yr. lease, 1 month sec. hot water incl. Country setting. EG schools. Move-in special, sign 12 mos. lease, 13th mo. Free! 461-9144 $825/mo. util. incl. sunny 2nd flr country apt. W/D, new carpet. NS/NP. Single/couple. 766-2344 $850/ 2 BR. Newly remodeled duplex apt. East Greenbush/ South Schodack area. Spacious & sunny w/ lg. kitchen, LR, full bath and basement storage. Lovely wood floors and tons of closet space. Nice yard, private driveway. GPS address: 1615 Maple Hill Rd, Castleton. Security dep. Call (518) 265-2258 $875+ util. Nassau. Large 2 BR. No pets, no smoking. Security deposit. Broker/owner. 428-5968 $960 Schod. Lovely country 2br. heat/water 1-2 people. N/P N/S Sec, lease. Avail now. 469-3685

Reduced! Snyders Lake. 3 BR, 2 ba. doublewide w/ upgrades in MH park. $29,900 795-6523

Castleton 2 BR, 2 ba. w/d, a/c, totally renovated, mah wood flrs, oriental rugs, yd, deck, prkng. $950 (518) 392-4267 or (914)592-8886

Schodack mobile hm 2br, $1200, new windows, stove/ref. Need credit for lot rent ($399). 210-6499

East Greenbush $715+ 2BR, lease, sec. refs. No pets. Avail. June 15. 479-0943

Starter homes under $150k! Troy/Britnk/Averill Park. Bryce 271-7630

East Greenbush apt. Avail. 5/15. Great location. 3-4 BR. 2 full bathrooms,. large eat in kitchen, upgraded appl’s, hardwood flrs, w/d in basement. Garage, patio & backyard. $1350 + util. No smoking. One year lease. 4280124

Tax Grevience NYS Certified appraisal. Bryce 271-7630 Troy/E. Side $129,999. Nice 3br home w/fenced yard. Al at Bryce 441-4353

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Stunning 2 BR, nestled in the countryside. AP schools. W/D hkup, NP. $890+ util. 265-5984 $1100 incl. all util., EG schools 2BR, laundry room w/washer & dryer. Nice area. 518-915-1975


New Lebanon modern 1 BR with heat. Deck. $650. No pets. Years lease. 477-6222

Cash for your Home! Fair price! No fees! Brk. 928-12231

New Lebanon modern 2 BR apt. with heat. w/d hk-up, h/w flrs. No pets. Lease. $800. 477-6222 North Greenbush 2 BR apt. $975 + util. No smoking, no pets, Lrg. kitc, wall to wall carpet. 283-2891 Pine View Apartments for rent, studio. $455. 669-2766 Renss. 1 BR renovated near St. Joseph’s church. Heat, hot water, gas cooking incl. Near all conveniences, easy parking. Nice neighborhd. 1 pet ok. Manny 7912502 Renss. 1 BR. $715 + security. One year lease. Utilities included. No smokers/pets. 495-7090 Schodack Creekside Park 3br 2 full ba 2005 mobile hm $950 no util. must have credit 788-6025

Diner wanted, Rensselaer County $100k. Bryce 271-7630 Family w/goats need home w/acres! Up to $225k. Bryce 2717630 Home wanted to rent, $1000$1500, Jim at Bryce 588-6755 NYC Cash Buyer wants Waterfront Home! Bryce 928-1231

We BUY farms, camps, waterfront homes! Brk. 928-1231

HOUSE FOR RENT Averill PK. school dist. Unique country setting. 3 BR., 2- 1/2 ba. 1 full ba. front & back porches, big dining & living rm. garage, laundry rm. Built in pool. utils & heat incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. $1800/ mo. 857-4602 Lake front 2 BR, 2 bath house for rent. Appl’s included. Glass Lake. Newly remodeled. 669-2766

East Greenbush apt. Avail. 5/15. Great location, 2-3 BR, lrg eat in kitch, new carpeting, o/s parking, deck & backyard. $1000 + util. No smoking. 1 year lease. 428-0124 EG $700+utils., 1br, perfect for one, laundry on premises, private parking, on busline, min. to Albany, nice quiet setting, no smoking/no pets 365-7896

$550 + util. 1 BR country apt. Averill Park, Burden Lake, no dogs. 596-5542

EG 1BR $675, heat, h/w incl. Well maint., newly renovated. Exc. cond., quiet complex. NP. Sec, refs, lease. 449-2122

$625 + utils, Schodack, 15 min. to Albany, adults preferred, 1 br, full kit/dinnette, deck & pool, a/c, ns/np. 423-5332

Nassau $600+ util. 1 BR. lrg. eat in kitchen. Single person pref. NP. no smoking. 766-4581

Wyantskill 1 BR apt. Country setting. Heat and hot water, garbage removal. Appliances, laundry on premises. NS. NP. $690+ security 283-9866 or 3659484


New Lebanon 2br mobile home set up in park, NP, lease $700. 477-6222

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: LLC, Enterprises, Montana Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/29/13. Office Rensselaer County. location:

SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to Cathy Hewitt c/o L.L.C. P. O. Box 24, Cropseyville, N.Y. 12052. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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ANNOUNCEMENT Zumba with Aimee and Nicole at the Troy Elks. 134 North Greenbush Rd. across from Moscatiellos. Tues. nights 7-8 pm. $6.00 walk in. Call 9296836 or 857-4456 with questions.

“DONNY ELVIS” TRIBUTE SHOW The Watervliet Elks Lodge, located at 501 Fourth Street in Watervliet, presents a “Donny Elvis” Tribute Show on Saturday, May 11th, for a cost of $25 per person; includes a turkey dinner. Doors open at 5:30PM and Dinner is at 6PM. Cash bar available. For tickets, call Ed at 8109961.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: 146 Columbia of Articles LLC. Turnpike Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on location: Office 03/28/2013. SSNY County. Rensselaer designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of Columbia 146 to: process Turnpike, East Greenbush, New York 12144. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed under section 201 of the Limited Liability Company Law.

NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice is hereby given of the formation of CWC PROPERTIES, LLC as a New York State Limited The Liability Company (LLC). date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the New York State Secretary of State was February 25, 2013. The principal office of the LLC is located at 70 123rd Street, Troy, New York 12182, in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State has been designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: 70 123rd Street, Troy, New York 12182. The LLC has no specific date of dissolution. The LLC is organized for all purposes permitted under the laws of the State of New York. Filer: The DiFabio Law Firm, P.C., 4 Automation Lane, Suite 100, Albany, New York 12205.

Keener Coaching, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New Office York on 01/25/2013. County. Rensselaer location, Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to Keener Coaching, LLC, 31 Centerview Drive, Troy, New York 12180. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: Purpose: All legal None. purposes.

Notice of Formation of 332 First Street, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) Office location: on 4/16/13. SSNY Rensselaer County. designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 124 Abbey Rd., Poestenkill, NY 12140. Purpose: any lawful activities. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF LYONS FAMILY ENTERPRISES, LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is LYONS FAMILY ENTERPRISES, LLC. SECOND: The County within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is Rensselaer. THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: LYONS FAMILY ENTERPRISES, LLC C/O William A. Lyons, III 149 Moonlawn Road Troy, New York 12180 FOURTH: Purpose of company. The purpose for which the company is formed is to engage in any lawful acts or activities for which limited liability companies may be formed under Section 203 of the limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. SUBSCRIBED this 1st day of April, 2013. David R. Green, Organizer Happy Lunch Restaurant and Bar, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New Office York on 02/14/2013. County. Rensselaer location, Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any Lunch Happy to process Restaurant and Bar, LLC, 827 River Street, Troy, New York 12180. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: Purpose: All legal None. purposes.

WANTED Wanted Violins, Violas, Cellos Pre WW ll, any condition. Cash paid. 894-8265

VALLEY VIEW FARM NORTH PROPERTIES, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on February 11, 2013. Rensselaer location, Office County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to Valley View Farm North Properties, LLC, 296 Casey Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: Purpose: All legal None. purposes. DELLWOOD FARM ENTERPRISES, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New Office York on 07/18/2012. County. Rensselaer location, Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to Dellwood Farm Enterprises, LLC, 287 Riley Road, Melrose, New York 12121. No reported agent. Latest date of None. LLC: of dissolution Purpose: All legal purposes.

LIMM, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on September 10, 2012. Rensselaer location, Office County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to LIMM, LLC, 7 Lindsay Drive, Troy, New York 12180. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: Purpose: All legal None. purposes. R. Borrero Rentals, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New Office York on 02/14/2013. County. Rensselaer location, Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to R. Borrero Rentals, LLC, 827 River Road, Troy New York 12180. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: Purpose: All legal None. purposes. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: EG Window Coverings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on February 25, 2013. Office location: Rensselaer SSNY designated as County. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to c/o The LLC, 145 Old Red Mill Road, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: Any lawful business purpose.



Notice of Formation of DAYBREAK II CHARTERS LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 03/15/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1078 NY 43, Stephentown, NY 12168. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Farmers market seeking vendors. The Pond View Farmers market in Schodack is accepting new food vendors for this season from June 1 through September 28, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. The market is located at Pond View Arts building parking lot off Miller Road in Schodack. For more information call Mark at 858-8636 or email

MEPPEN NICHOLS LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/13/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 97 Lord Hill Rd., E. Nassau, NY 12062. General Purposes. Notice of Formation Second Avenue RA LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/20/2013 Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 11-06 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: all lawful activities. WEEBIL, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/27/1998. Office in Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Anthony P. Brown, 663 5th Ave., Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Latest dissolve date: 2/28/2048. BUDGET HEARING AND ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION NORTH GREENBUSH COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2013-14 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 8, 2013 at 6:30 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, 2013 - June 30, 2014. 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 8, 2013. NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Annual Vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for school purposes for the 2013-14 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 21, 2013, 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


SITUATIONS WANTED Home care avail. Any shift. Exp. Refs. Drs. appts. shopping, house cleaning. Will provide exc. care for your loved ones. 378-3107

CHILD CARE East Greenbush mom. F/T. or P/T Infants +. Exp. Refs. 479-3601 NYS Lic’d home childcare. F/T P/T. flex hrs. to meet your needs. Christian mom/nurse exit 7 or 8 off I 90. 6 wks. old & up. 227-1497



Home Health Aide P/T. Must work weekends. 712-5049

Openings at A Sunshine Palace Daycare. Call 237-0556

Laborer for framing crew. Transp. a must. Exp. preferred. 366-2176

Hair stylist and Nail tech needed. Cutloose Hair and Nail Studio. North Greenbush. 286-1980

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 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The following vacancy is to be filled by the Board of Education: Three-year term (2013-2016) last incumbent: David Hunter 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 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., prevailing time. If the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., prevailing time. Absentee Ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 3:00 p.m., prevailing time, on May 21, 2013. Qualified voters, who meet the criteria for “permanently disabled” and are so certified by the Rensselaer County Board of Elections, will receive paper ballots by mail. 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 13, 2013 Wendy Driscoll, District Clerk

ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-6519 H2o Solutions Increase your income with AVON only $10. Call Marci (518)209-3998. Buyback personnel (May 15-June 15) travel to Northeast high schools, purchase used books & transport back to warehouse. Some lifting, hrs. vary, must have valid driver’s license. Warehouse staff (June 15-Sept. 15) seasonal, general warehouse tasks, flex. hrs. (518) 336-2108 Driving positions available. Local wholesale distributor looking for full or part time delivery persons. Weekday/ weekend times available. Must have clean license. Call or visit location to fill out an application. Bill Doran Company, 45 Industrial Park Rd. Albany, NY. 12206. (518) 4655285

Geraci Twins Electric, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on 02/11/2013. Office location, Rennselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to Geraci Twins Electric, LLC, 26 Dobert Court, Wynantskill, New York 12198. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes.

Immeditate server positions available. Casual and fine dining. Must be avail. days, evenings, wkends. Apply at Paolo Lombardis, 104 West Sand Lake Rd. 283-0202. Nail tech. and booth rental available for stylist. Shear Obsession, Main Ave. Wyantskill. 286-1200 Needed: live in position in Averill Park area for private senior home. 5 nights/wk. All room and board included plus weekly salary. 6746087 days, 674-5369 eve’s.

Needed: live in position in Averill Park area for private senior home. 5 nights/wk. All room and board included plus weekly salary. 6746087 days, 674-5369 eve’s. Night watchperson for Nassau business, June 15-Aug. 20, midnight-7am; 3, 6 or 7 nights/wk. Contact or call 781-444-5520. Real Estate Agent, Greenbush area/licensed. Bryce 271-7630

HELP WANTED Route sales Albany area. Career opportunity, position entails delivery of bakery products by box truck, no special license. Early morning start, excellent customer service skills. This may be your chance to be associated with one of the regions finest, Lepage, distributors of Country Kitchen, Barowsky Organic, and Natures Own, deliver, display and sell company product lines on your assigned sales route. Lepage is looking for self motivated individuals to operate routes which may lead to the purchase of your own. Forward resume to: For more information call Dutton at 1-888786-0791

MAY EVENTS AT RENSS. LIBRARY • Star Wars Day - Saturday, May 4th! 12-3 May the fourth be with you…Make your own lightsaber and other crafts, food, and fun! For ages 5 and up. • Game Nights - every Wednesday night in May! From 4-8 pm. Play games on our Xbox 360 on the big screen. For ages 10 and up. • Anime Club - Saturday, May 11th, at 2 pm. For teens age 14 and up. • Community Awareness Fair Wednesday, May 15, 5-8 PM. Meet the groups that help our city. Please call 462-1193 or log on to for more information.

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Parking Lots Driveways Hot Tar Crack Sealing Call Rob Yetman

Two works of art will be auctioned off from now through the May 14 annual dinner meeting at Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill. The proceeds will go towards the two annual scholarships of $500 given to Averill Park High School graduating seniors. Silent auction bids for each work of art can also be telephoned to Jackie Tremont at 527-9926 or emailed to JTremont1@nycap.rr. com. Opening bid for each work of art is $75.00. The two art works are on display at Trustco Bank in West Sand Lake. Images and info. are also available at sandlakehistory. org. Jenness Cortez has donated a signed limited print. Ms. Cortez studied at Herron School of Art and the Art Students League and is proficient in a variety of subject matter: sporting, wildlife, landscape and horses. A pencil sketch of a carousel horse has been donated from John Matthew Bergmann, a lifetime resident of Averill Park. He recieved a Masters of Science and a Masters of Art from SUNY Albany.




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Rensselaer County Clerk Frank J. Merola and County Executive Kathy Jimino will be partnering with the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD) to promote organ, eye and tissue donation in Rensselaer County. This program is responsible for saving and improving the lives of thousands of New Yorkers in dire need of transplants. “April is National Donate Life month, and we are delighted to continue working with NYAD on a countywide basis to encourage residents to become an organ or tissue donor.” Mr. Merola said, “Rensselaer County is proud to be one of the many counties throughout the state participating in this important program, and I am pleased to partner with County Executive Jimino in bringing this program to the attention of our residents.” Currently 11% of potential donors enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry over three times below the 43% national average. New Yorkers make up 10% of those on the transplant list with over 105,000 men, women and children waiting for potentially life saving transplants. Mr. Merola will be placing brochures, posters and enrollment forms in the Rensselaer County DMV and County DMV satellite offices alerting customers of the donor crisis and asking them to enroll on the Life Registry. Interested customers can also enroll by checking off the organ donor box on any license or non driver ID card transaction (MV-44, MV-2) or if renewing through the mail using form MV-2L. Ms. Jimino will be sending this information to all interested county municipalities, organizations and businesses in an attempt to boost awareness of this program throughout the county. “Each and everyday doctors rely on those who have agreed to donate life to help those in need survive or have even better health outcomes. By increasing the number of those signed up even more lives can be saved,” said Jimino.


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Notice is hereby given, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Nassau Fire District #1 in the Town of Nassau, County of Rensselaer, State of NY, will be holding a Fire Apparatus Replacement Workshop on May 8, 2013 at 7 pm at the Fire District Headquarters located at 26 Chatham Street, Nassau NY. No other Matters of the Fire District will be discussed at the workshop. Respectfully Submitted, Mary Wrobel, Secretary Nassau Fire Dist. #1

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JONES RECEIVES RECOGNITION AT CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE AWARDS DINNER Patrick Jones, a resident of Sand Lake, NY was honored at Champlain College’s annual awards dinner for the Division of Information Technology & Sciences. Jones, a junior majoring in Computer Networking & Information Security received the CNIS Outstanding Academic Success Award. The annual dinner, which took place at the Burlington Country Club recognized outstanding students and their achievements throughout the Division of Information Technology & Sciences.

E911 NEEDS ENHANCEMENT IN EAST GREENBUSH East Greenbush Town Board Member Sue Mangold, has taken the lead on efforts to improve the 911 response services to Town residents. Mangold introduced a resolution requesting Rensselaer County to upgrade the Town’s E-911 answering point to include calls from Cell Phones. Ms Mangold advised residents that “In the Town of East Greenbush, your land line calls go directly to our 24-7 dispatchers who can send Police, Fire and Rescue immediately. Your cell phone 9-1-1 calls go to Rensselaer County dispatchers in Troy.” There are too many documented cases where precious minutes were lost in the transfer of communication in order for the Troy dispatchers to get information to EG Dispatchers who then send Police, Fire and Rescue. The Resolution passed with the full support of all Board Members, and a formal request is being sent to County Officials, with input from the Chief of Police. Councilwoman Mangold points out that similar requests submitted in the past have brought no action, and she urges residents to take part in addressing this troubling situation. “As residents of the Town of East Greenbush, we enjoy a fine quality of life. We pay for 24-7 Police, Fire and Emergency services. We also pay a 9-1-1 surcharge with every cell phone and land line we own. This surcharge provides funds to upgrade equipment and we are again asking that the County use some of that money to allow the most efficient and timely response to your emergencies.” She encourages residents to contact their Rensselaer County Legislators, and the County Executive to support this request. Contact information for Michael Cristo, Philip Danaher, Kelly Hoffman and Leon Fiacco the County Legislators who represent East Greenbush, can be found at April has been designated as “National 9-1-1 Education Month”, and Councilwoman Mangold feels it is important that Town residents are informed on this critical flaw in their emergency response system, so that they can voice their concerns. She also advises that dialing 479-1212 from any phone will put you in direct contact with the East Greenbush Dispatchers. ~ Submitted by Sue Mangold


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HOME & YARD RENEWAL All phases. Standard & custom. Lic. Ins. Free est. Phillips Renovations 279-1904

DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $349(incl. poor person app) incl. gov. fees if poor person app. is appr. 274-0380

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

DRYWALL Best Drywall, Insul., hanging, taping, painting, ref., ins. 4287568 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 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. Stand by Generac generator. 274-5100 ESTATE PROBATE From $1000 plus court fees. 283-7496 EXCAVATING & PROP. SERV. Excavating, land clearing & drainage. Topsoil, mulch, stone, etc. Del. 2 yd. min. Specializing in small jobs. 461-2163 FENCING Backyard fencing, all types of fencing. Install/repair. 451-0531 FIREWOOD Cut, split, delivered. Mixed hardwoods. $200/cord. John 2793660

HOME MAINTENANCE and REPAIR Power washing, painting, etc. home maint. inside/out. 269-0936

HOME REPAIR AND MORE Painting, masonry, elec. plumbing 25 years. Refs. Ken 857-7689. HOME REPAIRS Fences, carpentry, painting, masonry, doors. 669-0814 2719161 HOUSE CLEANING Reas. rates, senior discount. Organizing expert. Marie 4412960 HOUSE CLEANING Using Green cleaners. Call for price. Jill 727-1342 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 34 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 HOUSECLEANING Res/comm. Extreme. reas. rates, 25+yrs exp free est. ref 894-2049 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, b’ment garages. Get it done fast for less cash. Fully ins. 237-JUNK “5865 “ JUNK CARS WANTED $100-$500 cash. 365-3368 KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Quality work, free estimates. Call anytime 368-3716

FIREWOOD/ GREEN Cut, split & deliv. $175/ full cd, $250 cord & 1/2. 658-2089. Local

LANDSCAPING Basic yard work, pressure washing, & debris/junk removal. Free est. Kevin (518) 248-0865

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

LANDSCAPING Comm./res. cleanups mulch mowing deliveries 852-7544/8525329

GUTTERS Empire Seamless Gutters (518) 732-2761, 577-8311

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

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 HANDYMAN All repairs, painting, windows & doors. Brian (518) 732-7345 HANDYMAN Carpentry, masonry, repairs, landscaping. Free ests. 764-2679 HANDYMAN Framing, sheetrock, floors, finish work, painting, odd jobs. Free est. Great prices. Carmine 496-0968 HANDYMAN REPAIR 30 yrs. exp. Kit., baths, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, elect. 526-1604 HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346

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DECKS/PRESSURE WASHING keep your home and your deck clean. town or country. local cell. 618-8051

DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908


LANDSCAPING Comm./res. spring cleanups, mulch, lawn care/mowing. Fully ins. 518-813-5787 Superior Landscaping. LANDSCAPING D.J.M. Comm/Res. Lic. & Ins. cleanups, mowing, fert. 858-6514 LANDSCAPING Pride Landscaping. Reprice your lawn for free! Spring cleanups, mulching, shrub trimming, weekly mowing, & more! Chris 935-0942 LANDSCAPING/ EXCAVATION Spring cleanups, lawn mowing and brush cutting with mulch, topsoil, and stone delivery. Fully ins. MM Gibbons 376-8049 LAWN CARE Mowing, cleanups, weeding, odd jobs, handyman serv., trash out, doing the things you don’t want to. Call B & B Services at 894-8191 or 423-0897.

LAWN CARE SERVICE Providing quality lawn care at affordable prices! Residential lawns only. Nassau, Schodack and East Greenbush area. Call Phil @home 766-4845 or cell 526-2386 LAWN CARE Spring clean up, mowing, hedge trimming, mulching, brush & small tree removal.Call Jeff 488-2821 LAWN CARE Spring cleanup, residential lawns $25. weekly mowing. 766-9500 Lawn Mowing Reasonable rates. 674-1115 or 258-6213 Rich Sager. LAWNMOWER REPAIR Prompt, guaranteed repairs on most brands incl. Sears. Pkup/del. Mike Horowitz 477-8378

MASONRY All types, concrete, foundation repairs, basement waterproofing. New installs or repairs. 376-5426 MOWING - MULCHING Garden design. 518-424-3667

Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 25 Years Experience PRESSURE WASHING Exterior house washing, soft roof wash.( 518) 785-0096

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

Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Authorized service. New & used units, free pickup. Serving area over 35 years. 1- 877-265-8367 Toll free.

STUMP ‘N GRIND Prof. stump grinding srvc. Insured. Best choice. 877-8033/ 301-5712

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

TILE Floors, walls, showers. Quality work, free estimates. 368-3716

ROOFING Specializing in architectural, 3 tab, metal, cedar shakes and repairs. Free estimate. Call 378-6298

TOPSOIL, GRAVEL, MULCH Delivery. Free estimates. 4510531

ROOFING No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325 ROTO -TILLING Will till your garden, flower bed, etc. 283-0197 ROTO-TILLING All types and sizes. Prompt. 8 HP Troy Bilt. Fred (518)935-0167

TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE & LANDSCAPE CARE Pruning, trimming, removal, stump grinding. Also full landscape service. Fully ins. Call Chris at 674-3343

MOWING Lawn mowing. Reliable & affordable rates. Ref’s. Keith 5969203.

ROTOTILLING / LAWN CARE S.L.S. Services Fair Prices 286-2062 SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000

ODD JOBS Shovel, shopping, cleaning, Dr. appts. etc. Rebecca 428-7778

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

PAINT 1 room or all. Int/ ext., wallpaper removed. Ins. Free est. 368-3716

SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491

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

PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044

SIDING Windows, doors, repairs, 25 yrs, deal direct, ins., refs. 732-4557

WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331

SPRING-INTO-SUMMER!!! Total yard cleanup; removal of yard debris; mulching, clean outs and junk removal. Free estimates with an honest handshake. Call Chuck (518) 308-7842.

WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured, commercial/ residential 40 year family exp. 766-4975

PAINTING - INT./EXT. AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 20 yrs exp. Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 424-0078 PAINTING BCT Painting. Smaller jobs specialty, senior & veterans discount. Over 25 yrs exp. John 235-3294 PAINTING Int./Ext. painting, free est. Steve Hill 732-2026 PAINTING- INT. / EXTERIOR Spring spruceup! $75/room. Exp., fully ins. Free est. 410-4902 PAINTING/PAPER HANGING Interior / exterior painting. Drywall hanging and taping. Over 35 yrs. experience. Leonard 733-9786

EVERGREEN CEMETERY ASSOC. LOT OWNERS to MEET The annual meeting for the Evergreen Cemetery Association of Wynantskill, New York will be held Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church on Main Ave. in Wynantskill. All lot owners are welcome to attend. Bonnie Beaulieu-Secretary

TREE REMOVAL Cleanups. Free estimates. Call 451-0531. TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Stump removal, ins. 427-1590

TRINITY CHURCH Trinity Church, 1336 First Avenue, Watervliet. Sunday, May 5, Christian Education, 9:30 am; Mass, 10:10 am; followed by Coffee Hour. All are welcome. Wed., May 9, 7 pm, Vigil Mass of the Ascension.

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 POOL OPENINGS Liner changes. Repairs. Renovations, installations. Concrete work. 268-9764 POOL TABLE RECOVERING/ Moving. Many years experience. A. Falato 383-5551 PRESSURE WASH/PAINTING Custom painting, deck refinish, cedar & alum. siding. Keep your home clean. Town or country, local cell 618-8051. Free estimates.

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purrfect kitty of the month This sweet kitty is Sebastian, a 2 year old male. He’s a gentle black and white guy with a loving purrsonality. He needs a new home as his owner had to give him up due to her illness. He is looking for a forever home with a person or family that will give him some time to adjust and blossom - and he will pay you back with gratitude and purrs. He starts out shy, but he warms up to you once he gets to know you. He also gets along well with other kitties and can share with them or be a solo pet. Please consider bringing Sebastian home! As with all Purrfect Companion kitties, Sebastian is up-to-date on routine shots, house trained and neutered or spayed. For more information on Sebastian, please contact the following Purrfect Companions’ representative: Maryann at 331-2221 or at Please use this phone number ONLY for adoption purposes! Purrfect Companions is a non-profit, all volunteer rescue organization. We are always looking for good volunteers to help with the kitties or assist at our adoption clinics. If you’d like to donate a little time to these worthy animals, please give us a call at 463-8709. Our adoption clinics are held 12:30-4:00 most Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, Northway Mall, Albany NY. Stop by and see some of our other kitties! We may have one that is just “PURRFECT” for you!


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Debra Roy, Executive Director

have generously donated a 2003 16’ Sylvan Bow Rider w/trailer, cover, & 50hp Al Hayner Boat Storage!


Buy 1 of the 100 tickets to be sold for $100 each & if yours is drawn you’ll be cruising on the lake this summer!

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If the boat is too exciting, fast, or fun, we will sell the boat for you!

This April all departments have been springing into action to prepare for the busy summer months and I thank everyone for their efforts. At our April Town Board Meeting, the Board appointed Meghan Webster to the Town Planner position, and Matthew Coleman as one of the planning interns that will be helping out during the summer. On behalf of the Town, I would like to welcome both Meghan and Matthew to the team. I would like to take a moment to mention an upcoming project that will be taking place during the 2013-2014 construction season. Based on information provided by the New York State Department of Transportation, resurfacing on Routes 9 & 20 from Rt 4 to the Rts 9 & 20 split is expected to begin this summer. This is a project I am happy to announce knowing how this will improve the daily commutes of many of our residents. We will provide updates on the website regarding the project as they become available. There was a second Public Information Session held in regards to Hampton Manor Lake Water Quality Improvement Project. I was very impressed with the number of residents that came out to participate in the open discussion. Work has resumed on cleaning up the milfoil and weeds that have invaded Hampton Manor Lake. This was one of many things discussed at the meeting. Behan Planning Associates also discussed the proposed walk-way around the lake. We believe this proposed project will help keep our residents safe as they walk around the lake. On April 25th, a Take Back the Night Walk took place. The Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner put on this walk in memory of Liza Warner and Nikki Hart, two members of our community who lost their lives to domestic violence. It was great to see the community join together for such an event. Such events promote unity and help spread positive messages to the youth and people of our community. I encourage everyone to participate in such events as they are announced. Let’s educate our youth and help make the future better for everyone. Hope everyone is enjoying spring! Stay Safe & Be Well.

To All Our Poker Friends: Super $250.00 Buy-in Tournament on Saturday, May 11th. The Averill Park-Sand Lake Fire Company is sponsoring a Special Poker Tournament. The top prize will be determined by the number of players and could reach $10,000. The Special Tournament Buy-In will be $250.00. Players will receive 25,000 in chips. Blinds will start at 100/200 and will go up every 20 minutes. There will be no advanced payment or reservations. All funds will be collected at the door on the day of the Tournament. There will be no limit on the number of players. NO Re-Buys—NO Add-ons—NO Bounty Chip. The Doors at the Firehouse will open at 10:00AM with the game beginning promptly at 11:00AM, so please make note of the new time. Lunch will be served at 1:00 PM and will consist of a Roast Beef Dinner with all the trimmings. The winner will be responsible for any taxes on their winnings, if applicable. ~ Ron Berti, Poker Chairman

On Sunday, May 5, 2013, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Communion will be celebrated at the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches. The service in Worship will engage in the reality that God, in Jesus Christ, reaches out to us, often in terms of our own need and healing us of our ills. In the sermon titled, “Healing Through Jesus,” the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will point to Jesus walking by a healing pool, stopping, and delivering a man of his lifetime illness. Join us and come to understand the many ways which Jesus can heal, including how he can bring you to assist yourself in getting better. The Nassau Reformed Church worships at 11 a.m., 43 Church Street (Rte. 20), Nassau, one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the corner of Church Street and Route 9J, in the hamlet of Stuyvesant.

HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Wednesday, May 8th, at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Social time begins at 11AM, followed by the business meeting at 12Noon, and a presentation on black glass buttons at 1:00. Bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. All are welcome. For more information, call Kathy at 393-3156 or Kirsti at 869-8125.


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RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE DEAN’S LIST — FALL 2012 Students have been named to the Dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the Fall 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes fulltime students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below “C.” The following 126 students were granted an achievement for earning a spot on the Dean’s List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Averill Park: Daniel Jacon, Chapin Kelly, William Worthington, Bayly Reid; Castleton: Daniel Hawkins, Charles Roohan, Cole Yager, Jakob Yager, Amanda Stark; Cropseyville: Roland Judd; East Greenbush: Margaret Madia, Jena Servidone, Royce Duda, Mitchel Wacholder, Megan Smead, Ginger Saunders; Hoosick Falls: Julia Luciano; Nassau: Alyssa Ancin; Rensselaer: Christina Chiusano, Cainaan Lacy, Colleen McGrath, Trevor Molineaux, Dylan Robichaud, Jeffrey Ulrich, Hannah Brady, Hannah Johnson; Stephentown: Renee Baker; Troy: Giana Abballe, Myles Adley, Mohammad Aladwani, Abdulrahman Al-Salami, Michael Auld, Aaron Barker, Benjamin Batista, Allan Blair, Tabitha Bogardus, Nicholas Boni, Michael Campagna, Charles Carletta, Jiangning Chen, Tyler Considine, Thomas Cotton, Alexandra Deal, Victoria Del Signore, Emily DeLarme, Jennifer Didio, Matthew Dixon, Tyler Doherty, Jacqueline Doll, Samuel Ferrec, Tara Film, Karl Fischer, Taha Hasekioglu, Shelby Hayostek, John Ingigneri, Ashfaqul Islam, Wenyu Jiang, Amanda Johansen, Hannah Kaplan, Ryan Kelley, Eric Kuzmenko, Alexander Lahuerta, Maureen Leavy, Marie Leonard, Shen Li, Nick Gareth, Lin Jone Chen, Robert Lundin, Steven Lyon, Keith Malin, Chelsea Martineau, Douglas Mielnicki, Sofija Miljovska, Jonathan Monty, Susan Morrissey, Linda-Lee Navarette, Gwendolyn Ngai, Kun Mi Park, Krista Parran, William Pyatt, James Reefer, Mattie RosiSchumacher, Divya Shastry, Jordan Smelker, Ethan Spitz, Robert Strang, Ryan Streger, Xu Sun, Dakota Szabo, David Vignolesi, Maxwell Vu, Yiyang Wan, Hanhan Wang, Allison Welling, Yining Yang, Jamie Yaskanich, Nanyu Zeng, Junwei Zhang, Nan Zhao, Ted Berger, Wasila Mansouri, Justin Kee, Yue Li, Zachary Wolfgang, Jeremy Smith, Elizabeth Hilliard, Christina Vasil, Cody Doyle, Sarah Goldfarb, Matthew Miller, Edward Curt, David Beale, Hoiyan Lo, David Connor, Kayla Monahan, Melissa White, Michael Blais, Corey Robinson, Joseph Dooley, Joseph Paull; Wynantskill: Richard Bennett, Ashley Lewis, Alexandra Rosch, Erik Vink-Lainas, Nicolette Constanza.

and SAVE $$$ • Spark Plugs • Belts • Oil • Filters for your Lawn Mower or Roto-tiller POESTENKILL AUTO SUPPLY, INC. HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8:00-5:30pm Sat 8 - 12 Noon. Located on Rt. 355, Poestenkill


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

NEW YORK CITY IN THE SPRING! Bus Trip to New York City on Sunday, May 5th. Pick-up will be at the Brunswick Walmart at 7:45AM and the Rensselaer Walmart at 8AM. We will leave NYC at 7PM. Price is $40 pp for Adults and $35 for children 17 and under. All proceeds go to the Brunswick Elks #2556. Contact Denise at 271-8983 or to reserve your seat!

CRUISING SOLO Cruising Solo is a group of people single or married looking for someone to travel with. We will be holding a 6 PM meeting May 15 at the O’Neil Apartments in Troy to talk about our trip to New Orleans/cruise, Montreal, Erie Canal, 1 or 3 day Finger Lakes Wine tour and much more. Please join us with day and overnight ideas. Call 2737861 and ask for Milly or .

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES OFFERED Don’s Drivers Training and Eagle Mills Driver Safety Education are proud to offer NTSI’s 6-hour Defensive Driving Course, Traffic Survival Workshop. This class is NYS-DMV approved and will reduce your auto insurance by 10% off collision, liability and no-fault for 3 years and subtract up to 4 points from your driver’s license. Learn the fun way in presentation format with NTSI Master Instructors Don Roy and Michele Krill. We will be holding the following classes at the Brunswick Grange Hall, Corner of Routes 7 & 142 (behind Stewarts) in Troy as follows: June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, and November 9. Class is on Saturday from 9-3:30, and costs $40 per person. Doors open at 8:45 AM for registration. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Brunswick Grange Hall. To enrol l, call Michele at 225-0462 or e-mail Please drive safely!!



729-2263 • 56 Old Miller Rd, East Greenbush IT’S TIME FOR A CAR WASH! The GardnerDickinson class of 2013 is happy to give your car a wash for $5 on May 4th from 9AM to 3PM at Advanced Auto on Main Street in Wynantskill. In case of rain, the date will be May 11th. Your car at this event will help continue the tradition of a class dinner party. Come see the snack table while you wait!

EGCSD TO HOLD 6-HOUR INS./POINT RED. & 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING CLASSES The East Greenbush Central School District Continuing Education Program announces its next Five Hour Pre-Licensing Course. This course is required before an appointment for a road test may be scheduled. The next class will be held on Thursday, May 9th; and Thursday, May 16th, from 6:00 – 8:30pm at Columbia High School, room S205. Please bring a check for $35.00 made payable to EGCSD Continuing Education along with your learner’s permit and a pen or pencil. The Six-Hour Point/Insurance Reduction Class is sponsored by Driver Training Associates and the Hank Wysocki Agency. The next class will be held at Columbia High School, room S314 on Wednesday, May 15th; and Thursday, May 16th, from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Please bring a check for $40.00 made payable to EGCSD Continuing Education along with your driver’s license or learner’s permit and a pen or pencil. Registration for these classes must be made in advance. Please call 207-2150 and follow the prompts. Registration is required as no “walk ins” will be accepted. Please visit to check on other Continuing Ed course offerings.

Pet Adoption of the Week LOUIE

- Shepherd mix, approx. 1 year old, needs yard with other dog to play with, totally housebroken, up-todate on vaccinations, neutered, no small children, or cats, can stay in crate while working. If you would like to meet Louie to possibly adopt him, Contact : o r 518-393-0755

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Hooray! Spring is Here! (we’re pretty sure anyways)



The 6th Annual St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Community Service Award will be presented to Michael Mangione, John Signorelli and Michelle Wyanski on May 6, 2013. Each year the award is given to those individuals who have provided outstanding support of Catholic Education in general and for particular dedication and service to St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church and School. The Award Dinner and Charitable Auction will be held at 6:00 pm at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Avenue, Troy NY. Tickets and reservations are available through the St. Jude the Apostle Parish office by phone (518-283-1162) or email ( Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Jude the Apostle School Tuition Assistant Program and Endowment Fund.

The West Sand Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Craft Show & Flea Market on Saturday, May 18th, from 9AM to 2PM. Call Linda at 322-3610 for information and table space; or the Fire Hall at 674-3677 on the day of the event.

RENSSELAER ALUMNI ASSOC. MEETING The Alumni Association of the Rensselaer School District will meet at the high school on Tuesday, May 7th, at 6:30PM in the Elementary Library. We will be discussing our recent Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony. About 80 people attended to see the following inductees receive awards: Barry Cavanaugh, “75”; Keith Chambers, “75”; The Class of 1948; Robert Pasciullo PhD “48”; James Cochran, “66”; Charles “Ernie” Mann, “65”; Linda Rozell Shannon PhD, “72”; Ernest Blane Richard (Psothumously), “48”; Louis H. Dutcher, (Posthumously) “24”; and Marcia Lehner, SJA (Posthumously) “35”. The evening was very enjoyable and gave good friends, family, students and teachers a chance to meet and enjoy a delicious buffet and awards ceremony. Especially memorable were the acceptance speeches which were very touching as inductees talked about their home town and high school experiences; they remembered friends, teachers and family. The Alumni Association will be hosting the Senior breakfast on Friday, May 10th, for the RHS graduating class of 2013 sponsored by the graduating class of 1948.

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4 Bench Jewelers on Premises Open Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 9-3; (Never on Sunday)

1629 Columbia Turnpike, Schodack

477-6555 BELL PARK

TAILGATE SALE On Sunday, May 5, 2013, Brunswick Grange will hold their Annual Spring Agricultural Tailgate Sale at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, RT 67 & 40, Schaghticoke, from 8AM to 12:30PM. More than 50 vendors will have various varieties of Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Pigeons, Veggies, Plants, Flowers & other Agricultural items. Absolutely NO Dogs, Cats, Puppies or Kittens will be allowed for sale. A donation of $15/ vendor will be charged. Event will be held rain or shine. Refreshments available. We will also be holding another sale on Sunday, October 6th. For more information, please call 279-9113.

Kaleb Daniel Connors Born 4/1/13 ~ 7 lbs. 9 oz. 19 1/2” Proud mother Ashley Connors of Troy. Delighted grandparents Dan & Nancy Connors of Taborton.

Have you driven along Route 20 in Brainard NY and wondered what is happening to the former Brainard United Methodist Church property? Well wonder no more! In early April, the Village of East Nassau became the owner of the property and a committee consisting of community residents, including members of the former church and the village board, have formed Save the Brainard Bell Inc. and have committed to transforming the property into a community pubic BELL PARK under the auspices of the Village Board of East Nassau. Immediate plans consists of cleaning up the site, followed by the placement of signage while funds are being raised to finance the formation of the Park, which will include the installation of the bell and tower from the former church. Several fundraising ideas have been presented to the Committee, and donations toward this endeavor are also being graciously accepted and you may help finance the Park by forwarding your contribution payable to Save the Bell Inc, PO Box 71, Brainard, New York 12024.

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