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SUNY ONEONTA HONORS MAY GRADUATES The following local residents were among the 690 students who graduated from SUNY Oneonta following the spring 2011 semester. The college’s commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 21. Ryan Kelly of Castleton, earned a BA degree in Computer Art; Alicia Akin of Johnsonville, earned a BS degree in Childhood Education (1-6); Jessica Blasi of Schaghticoke, earned a BS degree in Adolescence Education: English; Thomas Treharne of Schaghticoke, earned a BS degree in History; Mohammed Baqer of Troy, earned a BS degree in Sociology; Jaclyn Brady of Troy, earned a BS degree in Biology; Tricia Dinova of Troy, earned a BS degree in Human Ecology; Samantha Rivet of Troy, earned a BS degree in Psychology; John Kewley of Troy, earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice; Kayla Colgan of Nassau, earned a BS degree in Childhood Education (1-6).

LOCAL HS STUDENTS AWARDED SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE BOOK AWARD For Leadership in Volunteer Service & Academic Achievement The following local high school students were awarded the 2011 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Kevin O’Berne of Averill Park, a student at Averill Park High School; Taylor Wood of Castleton, a student at Maple Hill High School; Meaghan McKee of Eagle Bridge, a student at Hoosick Falls Central School; Charles Farrell of Grafton, a student at Catholic Central High School; Nicholas Downing of Hoosick Falls, a student at Hoosick Falls Central School; Morgan Collins of Rensselaer, a student at Columbia High School; Nicholas Whitney of Rensselaer, a student at Columbia High School; Rafsan Abid of Troy, a student at Troy High School; Laura Debboli of Troy, a student at Averill Park High School; Tegan Fox of Troy, a student at Tamarac High School; Erin Smi of Troy, a student at Troy High School; Ryan McGrath of Troy, a student at Lansingburgh High School; Leah Speanburg of Troy, a student at Lansingburgh High School. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.

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When not fixing and/or hotwiring cars, Sister Robert Anne can be found with the Little Sisters of Hoboken. A former graduate of Saint Claire’s School for the Deplorable, Robert Anne has dreams of being a future star on Broadway. Sister Robert Anne, played here by Bill Douglas of Rensselaer, will be performing in Nunsense Amen, a hilarious musical comedy produced by Spotlight Players Community Theater. Bill Douglas is no stranger to the boards having recently played prosecutor Hugh Dorsey in Parade, Wilbur in Hairspray, and Gangster #2 in The Drowsy Chaperone. Spotlight Players will present Nunsense, Amen this July 20-23 at the Columbia Performing Arts Center at 8:00 pm with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm. Come ½ hour early and enjoy the NunShow preshow which promises to be 30 minutes of nunsensical humor. The Columbia Arts Center is located at 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush. Spotlight Players is an Adult Community Theater which is part of the continuing education program of the Columbia School District. We have been proud to bring adult theater to the greater East Greenbush Community for over 30 years.

McGRATH NAMED TO PRESIDENT’S LIST AT SIENA Kathleen M. McGrath of Averill Park has been placed on the Siena College President’s List for the spring 2011 Semester. Students who have earned recognition through the President’s List have maintained a GPA of 3.9 or higher for the semester. Kathleen will graduate Siena in the spring of 2012 with a biology degree and plans to continue on to graduate school for physical therapy. Kathleen is the daughter of Kevin and Christine McGrath of Averill Park and a 2008 graduate of Averill Park High School.

CLOSINGS SAND LAKE OFFICES Town of Sand Lake offices will be closed, Saturday, July 2, 2011 and Monday, July 4, 2011 in observance of the Fourth of July. The convenience center will be open on Saturday, July 2, 2011. ~Barbara A. Biittig, Town Clerk

SCHODACK TOWN HALL Donna L. Conlin, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that the Schodack Town Hall Offices and Highway Department will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011. The Schodack Town Hall Offices and Highway Department will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. However, the Transfer Station will resume its regular business hours on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at 477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

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CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY The Church of the Covenant welcomes the community to a stimulating time of worship! Sunday Morning Schedule for July 3, 2011 - Summerfest Sunday Community Worship at Butler Park at 9:30AM - No service at Church of the Covenant. Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Pastor Merry Watters, phone 674-3664, E-mail:


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Saturday, July 2nd • Amusement Park Rides All Day • Tennis Tournament All Day APHS COURTS • Town Parade 11:00am (ends at Butler Park) Theme: “Business Community and Our Troops” • Opening Ceremony 12 noon • Food provided by “The Arlington House” from noon to 11:00 • Beer Garden provided by “Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill” from noon to 11pm • Variety Show on Main Stage at 1pm • Music by “Hair of the Dog” from 7:30-10:30 • FIREWORKS BY ALONZO AT 9:15

Sunday, July 3rd • 9am Ecumenical Service • Amusement Park Rides 11:00am • Food provided by “The Arlington House” from noon to 11:00 • Beer Garden provided by “Uncle Marty’s” from noon to 11am • Music by “Red Haired Strangers” from 7:30-10:30

Monday, July 4th • Amusement Park Rides All Day • Food provided by “The Arlington House” from noon to 11:00 • Beer Garden provided by “Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill” from noon to 11pm • Softball Tournament 1:00pm to 4:00pm • Music by “Diva & the Dirty Boys” from 7:30-10:30 • More Great FIREWORKS 9:15 • SUMMERFEST ENDS 11:00PM


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Fireworks Shows Saturday July 2 •Sand Lake Summerfest, Butler Park, Gettle Road, Averill Park, 9:15 p.m. •Steamboat Meet and 4th of July Celebration, Village of Waterford, Fireworks at 9 p.m. Monday, July 4 •Sand Lake Summerfest, Butler Park, Gettle Road, Averill Park, 9:15 p.m. •Independence day w/the Valley Cats, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, HVCC, Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, game at 6 p.m., fireworks postgame. •Empire State Plaza Fireworks, 9 p.m. 4th OF JULY AT SCHODACK ISLAND STATE PARK Park will remain open until Midnight on July 4th to allow boaters the opportunity to view local fireworks. Park Gates will be closed to all incoming traffic promptly at 8:00 p.m. Vehicle use fee will remain in effect until 8:00 p.m. Please ask a park representative for more information, or call 518-732-0187.

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Coming up on July 4th, from 9:30 - 10:30 on the Town Green...Poestenkill Library’s annual celebration. We honor Independence Day, of course. And, in addition, we display our remarkable, gigantic, handsewn, 1863 flag. There’s old-timey music by the Langley’s and Poestenkill Jam, with Mike Hayes as master of ceremonies, and Poestenkill Boy Scouts. Then it’s fun-time, with games and watermelon. Dona Ries is in charge of games this year, while Joan Gross offers watermelon and lemonade. All with the help of lots of volunteers from Friends of the Library. Shown above, Susan Kalafut displays the spirit that led her team to victory. Please join us on Poetenkill’s Town Green from 9:30 to 10:30. You’ll still have time to take in parades in the area, and we’ll be happy to see you, with friends and family.

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BROWNELL NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT SUNY BROCKPORT Emily Kate Brownell of East Greenbush has achieved the honor of Dean’s List at The College of Brockport for Spring of 2011. Emily’s major is Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. Emily is a 2008 graduate of Columbia High School. She is the daughter of Cindy and Tom Brownell of East Greenbush. Granddaughter of Robert and Christine Byrum, East Greenbush and the late Sheila and William Brownell.

Thank You... The family of Diane Hale would like to thank the community for their tremendous support in their time of need. Thanks to those who attended the overfilled St. Henry's Sanctuary for her funeral service, and to Father John, who delivered such a warm, comforting message. There were those who sent cards, flowers, food and their prayers, and those friends who shared their memories and stories. Finally, it’s important to thank Dr. John Malfetano and his staff, and St. Peter’s Hospital Hospice Inn. The outpouring of love and friendship was deeply appreciated. Sincerely, Harry Hale and Family

FIELD DAY AT ST. JUDE’S SCHOOL SLCA PRESENTS BATIK WORKSHOP Sundays at the Center Batik Workshop with Pat Smart on July 3 at 1:30pm. $5pp. Batik is an ancient Indonesian method of decorating fabrics using hot wax as a resist for successive dye baths. Pat will explain the traditional method for Batik and give a brief history. She will demonstrate the wax and dye process. Participants can then try their hands at waxing and put their fabric in an already prepared dye bath. While the fabric is drying (about 30 minutes) Pat will talk about and demonstrate dye painting and answer any questions. The fabrics will then be rinsed and wrapped in plastic for taking home. At home, participants will lay it out to dry and iron out the wax with absorbent paper. (Adults and children 6 and up if accompanied by an Adult, otherwise 12 and up). Limit 16 persons. Sand Lake Center for the Arts is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. Reservations can be made at 518-6742007 or

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ERICA RAYMOND MAKES DEAN’S LIST AT GEORGIA TECH Erica Raymond of Troy, made the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2011 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Undergraduate students earning a 3.00 or higher academic average for the semester gain the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List at Georgia Tech.

OUTSIDE CHAPEL SUNDAY SERVICES AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Join us this summer for early church services at our beautiful Chapel which was constructed by a scout youth. Enjoy the serenity of nature from 8:30-9:00 on July 10, July 24, August 14 and August 28 in the wooded area at the end of the parking lot. First United Methodist Church, Gilligan Road, E. Greenbush. For more information, call 477-9693.

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4th of July celebration will be held at the Malden Bridge Community Center from 10am until 1pm with the offering of Strawberry Shortcakes being the highlight of the event. Freshly baked scones covered with strawberries and delicious whipped cream will be served for a suggested donation of no less than $5 each with children twelve and under free as we ‘pick up’ on the long tradition formerly offered by the Shaker Museum. Plans are also underway for musical entertainment and projects for younger members of the community, as well as a ‘reading of the Declaration of Independence’ at 11AM. Throughout the event there will be a number of gift certificates awaiting your bid in our Silent Auction area. A painting by Jen Gussow is among the items. Artist is a ‘listed’ painter (1930-1974) whose brother Allen produced many of the stainless steel sculptures located in front of several NYC public buildings. We sincerely express our thanks and are most appreciative for the support of the area merchants for what we hope will be an exciting and happy annual event. Why not join and visit with friends and neighbors after viewing the famous hometown parade in Old Chatham.

SCHUYLER MANSION On Monday, July 4th, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site invites the public to attend an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration on the mansion grounds, from 11AM to 4PM. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available to visitors. Schuyler Mansion is located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End. For further information, please call the site at 434-0834, visit us on Facebook or visit The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at

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Call 753-9964 or 664-2537 Melrose, NY PET CARE COMMUNITY “BOOK SALE BENEFITS PETS” “Book Sale Benefits Pets” will be held on July 8, 9 & 10th at 14 Elm Court, Wynantskill, off Brookside Avenue. Hours on Friday will be 1:00-6:00; Saturday: 10-4 & Sunday: 12-4. Book Sale Donations will help Care & Feed Rescue Animals Everywhere! If you have books you would like to donate, call for pick up, “There Is No Greater Cause Than The One That Saves Lives”. Pet Care Community Volunteers 518-334-0348

CLINTON HEIGHTS FIRE FIGHTER RENADETTE GRADUATES FROM UNION Chief Randy Cherubino of The Clinton Heights Fire Department (CHFD) is pleased to announce that Fire Fighter Kristopher Renadette has graduated from Union Graduate College, Schenectady, New York with a Masters Degree in the field of Science in Engineering and Management. FF Renadette, a Department of Defense civilian employee for the Army is employed as a Mechanical Engineer at Benet Laboratories, located at the Watervliet Arsenal. He joined the CHFD in April, 2010. Since then FF Renadette has excelled in firematics courses; he has successfully completed Fire Fighter I, Rescue Tech Basics, Swift Water Operations, Rope Operations, Trench Awareness, Fire Fighter Survival and Engine Company Operations. Further, while completing his graduate studies, Kris successfully completed the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course. A native of Plattsburgh, New York, Kris did his undergraduate studies at Clarkson University. He is engaged to enter into marriage next summer with Magen Reyor. In light of his achievement, Chief Cherubino in his words of congratulations, stated, “Kris exemplifies the well rounded background that not only brings credit to his personal goals, but selflessly enhances the response of the Clinton Heights Fire Department. We are honored by his commitment to volunteer in our community.”

TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH 2011 FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL The Town of East Greenbush Department of Assessment would like to announce that the 2011 Final Assessment Roll has been completed and a certified copy thereof has been filed in the Department of Assessment for public inspection. If you grieved your assessment, but are dissatisfied with the determinations made by the Board of Assessment Review, you have 30 days from July 1, 2011 in which to file for a Small Claims Assessment Review Hearing. The applications must be filed in the Rensselaer County Clerk’s office located on Third Street, Troy, NY 12180. 2011 Enhanced Star Exempt Amount $62,620.00 2011 Basic Star Exempt Amount $30,000.00 Equalization Rate 100% Residential Sales Ratio 100% Uniform Percentage of Value 100% ~Bradley D. Canning, Assessor Town of East Greenbush

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Strawberries Are Here! • Locally Grown TOMATOES • Wine • Maple Syrup • Honey • Fresh Eggs • Flowers KIWANIS SUMMERFEST: Join us at our booth Saturday, July 2, for games and prizes, or to sign up for the summer reading programs for kids, teens and adults. HOLIDAY CLOSING: The library will be closed Sunday and Monday, July 3-4. FANTASTIC COLORED LIZARDS: 2pm Tuesday, July 5, kids ages 6-12 can discover the Zapotec Indians’ painted wooden lizards and make one of their own. Please call 674-5050 to register. BOOK GROUP: “A Lesson in Secrets,” a Maisie Dobbs mystery by Jacqueline Winspear, is the title to be discussed at the annual picnic July 6. Please call for details. TRAVEL JOURNALS: 2pm, Tuesday, July 12, kids ages 6-12 can make their own journal to record trips, collect autographs, or whatever they’d like. Please call 674-5050 to register. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm. See holiday closings above. Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 674-5050. Web:

POPULAR IN EAST GREENBUSH Letter to the Editor: As election season draws near, at least 9 candidates will focus their efforts on becoming popular. 5 will succeed in that goal, and bask in their glory for 4 more years. The candidates who get the most votes aren’t necessarily the most reliable. Citizens can’t automatically go to, count on, or trust that person. It doesn’t measure the impact they’ve had on our community, and it is no indication of their character. Popularity is the trophy of the elected, a shiny balloon that will deflate with time. For many, this will be the second year in a row with an intense focus on the popularity contest known as an election. The campaign volunteers, political maestros, town employees, potential town employees, anonymous commenters, and bystanding citizens all wait with baited breath. Some watch as if watching TV while folding laundry. Others couldn’t look away if they wanted to. The realization that the board is one of many cogs in our community is beyond comprehension for some. Like oil in water, they refuse to acknowledge that anything other than the 5 member town board could POSSIBLY have any meaning. While this massive rubbernecking occurs, many will keep the focus on what can be done to improve our community. The focus for these outstanding citizens doesn’t change. For them, the popularity contest is a sideshow, a distraction for the real work that needs doing. The election matters, but it’s not the penultimate. The work will continue despite who sits on the dais, or which set of political brownnosers earn W-2s from our hard earned property taxes. The work doesn’t depend on the board; it never has and never will. Come November, the 5 people who are declared ‘most popular’ will still not be the same people who make our community great. There is a 100% chance that no matter who wins, we will have to make progress in spite of who gets elected. Popularity gets a lot of the attention, but it never has been, and never will be, what makes a community great. ~Nathan Hans, Blogger for The Story of East Greenbush Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

CHICKEN BBQ • FRESH BAKED GOODS OPEN THURSDAYS 2:30-6:00PM RENSSELAER COUNTY 4-H TEEN COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT The 4H Teen Council Scholarship is an annual award, the money is raised by 4H’ers to honor and support their own. This year all three scholarship recipients are recent graduates from Averill Park High School. In reading each of their narratives, it was obvious experiences they have had with 4H played an important role in their lives and in planning for their future. Janna Berard has been awarded the $1,000 4H Teen Council Scholarship. She is a 12-year Independent 4H Member. Janna started with projects in photography, needle arts, and entomology, but soon branched out into other areas where she excelled. Janna has been a Teen Leader for the Fashion Revue and served as an Emcee in the Youth Building at the NYS Fair. At the Schaghticoke Fair, she was instrumental in producing the News of the Fair and coordinating activities in the 4H Building. Janna will attend college in the fall; her goal is to earn a B.S. degree in dietetics and to become a licensed registered dietician. Morgan Kunz has been awarded a $500 4H Teen Council Scholarship. She has been an active member in 4H for 11 years. She has been involved in the horse program for all 11 years and in the last 4 years has put her effort into photography, art and the teen programs. Morgan has well represented Rensselaer County 4H by participating in many regional and state-wide programs. She was awarded the Lohnes Award for the horse program in 2010, along with the Golden Horse Shoe Award and end of year High Point Award. She will be attending college this fall majoring in graphic arts and continuing onto a four year school to finish her degree to become an art teacher. Katherine McIntyre has been awarded a $500 4H Teen Council Scholarship. Her involvement in 4H has been growing over the past 13 years. She participated in horse competitions on the regional and state levels and joined teen programs such as Teen Ambassadors and Teen Exchange; all of these opportunities allowed her to meet new people and discover opportunities. Katie is also certified as a Teen Shooting Sports Instructor and was selected to go to the 2011 International SHOT show in Las Vegas to represent the NYS 4H shooting sports program. Katie will continue her excellence at college this fall studying Equine Science.

PATROON DOG TRAINING OBEDIENCE CLASSES Patroon Dog Training Club will be starting a new beginners obedience class on Monday, July 11th. The class will help you teach your dog basic commands like to sit, to lie down, to come when called, and in general, improve his/her manners. The 8 week course will be held each Monday evening at 6PM at the VFW Post Field in Poestenkill. For more information or to sign up, call Barb at 463-8615 or Janice at 235-3409.

TABORTON FD SEEKS DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Got good stuff hanging around the house or shop that you no longer need? Your surplus just might be the end to another’s search. And we know just the place to help gently-used items find new homes. How about donating your items to the Taborton Volunteer Fire Department’s annual rummage sale? Proceeds from the rummage sale help support your volunteer fire department community activities, especially our efforts raise funds needed to rehab, update, upgrade our half-century old community center. Please call Bill Coons at cell 518-378-2808 before July 16 to arrange delivery of your donations to the fire department. Our very popular annual rummage sale is set for July 22 and 23 (Friday and Saturday) in the fire department’s community center. Join us, too, for our first-ever! burger’n’dog cookout Saturday afternoon to fortify your shopping experience! Check us out at Taborton Fire on Facebook and at our web site



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Letter to the Editor: The current majority of the North Greenbush Town Board under Councilmen Desso and Spain have refused to place town board meetings back on Time Warner Cable’s Public Access since they took control of town Government. The previous administration passed a resolution which permitted the meetings to be broadcast and they were until this majority took over. Public participation in government should always be encouraged and the taping of these town board meetings for cable tv allowed busy citizens who could not attend board meetings to keep informed of the business of town government and equally important, how the board members conduct themselves. We have read of the conflicts which have occurred at town meetings and the treatment afforded the Town Supervisor who has apparently had enough and is not running again. But seeing these meetings on tv allows every resident a second chance to catch up despite busy schedules, work loads and kids. It is my hope that this board will do the right thing and begin again the broadcast of town board meetings on public access tv. There are so many issues which have caused conflict in our town from Ethics Boards that never meet, the hiring of politically connected non-resident lawyers in town jobs, to the wisdom of one person holding two elective offices at the same time. Far more issues that I can mention here. It is in the spirit of openness that North Greenbush politicians should allow every citizen the right to see them at work. To do otherwise serves only to permit actions which ultimately serve to diminish our ability to hold government accountable. ~Kim Margosian, Troy

Students at the Academy of Christian Leadership ( finished the school year by sweeping up more than 10 National Latin Awards and three regional Merit Scholarships. ACL provides a rigorous classical curriculum for middle and high schoolers, giving them a distinct advantage in their overall education and preparation for college. The ACL award-winning students in the 2011 National Latin Exam are: Gold Medal Summa Cum Laude Anthony Restaino; (Latin 4) Magna Cum Laude Amber Dietrich and Sarah Wokaty; (Latin 4) Silver Medal Winner Heidi Restaino; (Latin 3) Silver Medal Winner Shaelei Butler; (Latin 1-2) Outstanding Achievement Award Domenika Truesdell, Grace Thalasinos, Raphaela Seward-Mayer, and Natalie Ogden; (Latin 1-2) Honorable Mention Award Antonya Truesdell and Janell Rich. Three ACL students have received scholarship recognition: Alyssa McCabe, 8th grade, has won ACL’s Brian Weaver Award; Anthony Restaino, a senior, has been awarded a $500 Kinderhook Elks College Scholarship; and Hannah Turner, 11th grade, has received a prestigious “Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medalist Scholarship.”

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MARK RUST: FAMILY SHOW IN GRAFTON Mark Rust, a multi-talented performer from Woodstock, will give a free concert for the entire family at the Everett Wager Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, on Thursday, July 7th, at 7pm. This show is entertaining, interactive, and educational for all ages. The show includes, “My Family’s Musical Traditions,” a fun collection of songs on a variety of instruments including banjo, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and spoons. The audience is involved in some fun way on every tune. A hands-on group workshop follows, where Mark teaches everyone how to play the spoons. Anyone can do it! When everyone has the hang of it, the group will play along with fiddle tunes, ending with a great group spoons solo. Finally, Mark will teach some traditional American country dances that are fun, easy to learn, and require no experience. This program is sponsored by the Grafton Community Library. Call 279-0580 or visit for information.

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CIRCLES OF MERCY ANNOUNCES SUMMER BOGO CLOTHING BAG SALE Circles of Mercy staff and volunteers invite you to our extended store-wide summer sale during the month of July at their clothing thrift shop, “Catherine’s Closet,” located at 11 Washington Street in Rensselaer. The BOGO (Buy One-Get One) sale prices are in effect beginning Friday, July 1st through Friday, July 15th. All clothing for men, women and children will be sold as BOGOs – “buy one item of clothing and get one clothing item of equal value free.” We have a large selection of clean, gently used suits, tops, jeans, slacks, sweaters and shirts for men and women, as well as assorted children’s clothing. We have some household items, such as bedding, tableware and miscellaneous pieces available, but those items are not included in this summer sale. Sorry - new tee-shirts and scrubs not included in sale… Circles of Mercy is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community. The thrift shop and offices are located on Washington Street, ½ block north of Columbia Turnpike (next to the closed Hess Gas Station). Our building is easily accessible by wheelchair, and street parking is convenient. Please call us at 462-0899 for more information.

WHAT THE EFFICIENCY OF AVERILL PARK SCHOOLS CAN’T CHANGE Letter to the Editor: My previous letter noted that according to the Fiscal Accountability Supplement of State Education’s (SED’s) School Report Card, Averill Park’s (AP’s) total expenditure per student is well below the average for school districts that SED considers similar to AP. I also reported that AP’s lower EPS has resulted in a school tax rate that is among the lowest of districts with property value and income per student similar to that of AP. In this letter, I want to begin to clarify not only what the findings mean, but what the findings do not mean. Most importantly, AP’s relatively low tax rate does not mean that the school tax is not an economic hardship for many homeowners and businesses in the AP community. That hardship is guaranteed – regardless of how efficient the AP district is – by the way we fund education in America: through a flat tax on local property value. That method taxes lower income property owners in AP at the same rate as higher income owners; and that same rate is only slightly below the average for the 39 Capital Region (CR) school districts. Why is APs tax rate only slightly below the average for the CR even though AP’s EPS is considerably lower than the average for the CR? The reason is that the vast majority of CR districts have greater property value per student than AP. With higher property value per student, a district can charge a lower tax than AP even though they operate less efficiently than AP, i.e., have a higher EPS. So AP’s operating efficiency doesn’t change the fact that the school tax is an economic hardship for many AP households. But while such hardship remains an issue, what should not be an issue – and should never have been an issue – is how efficiently AP schools are run. Compared to other school districts in our region, the answer to that question is: “very efficiently.” To receive a copy of the SED data on fiscal accountability, with web references, write to me at ~George Falco, Averill Park Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

STEPHENTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS GOODS FOR TAG SALE Assess your attic. Cull your cupboards. Besiege your basement. Your cast-offs can help support the Stephentown Historical Society. Their fourteenth annual Community Tag Sale will be Saturday, July 30. Your donation of clean, useable items will help support their programs. If you have things you no longer want or need, you may donate them to the society for this sale. Goods can be brought to the Heritage Center on Garfield Road on the two previous Fridays (July 22 and 29) from 1 to 4 pm. They cannot accept clothing or large appliances, and small appliances should be in working order. For information, to arrange to drop off your items or reserve a space, phone cochairs Bev McClave (518-733-5170) or Millie Smith (518-6582605). Selling spaces will also be available for individuals or other organizations for $10.00. Tables, chairs, shade, or equipment are not provided. So far the “anchor” booths are Stephentown Historical Society, Stephentown Federated Church, and Stephentown Evangelical Community Church, which will be raising money for the Stephentown Food Pantry. The highly visible location is the grassy field south of Gardner’s Coffee Shop on Route 22 in Stephentown, New York. This event has attracted a large crowd of shoppers in past years. Again, the tag sale will be on Saturday, July 30, from 9 to 3, with a rain date of Sunday, July 31.

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Our Summer Reading Clubs, for both children and teens, will be raising money for Heifer International this summer. This charity organization “works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.” There are several ways you can help: • Change for a Change – Donate spare change at one of our service desks • Deposit Can & Bottle Drive – We will donate all deposit refunds to our charity • Gift Catalog – Donate money for something specific, like a flock of chicks Our SRC theme is “One World, Many Stories,” and this is the perfect opportunity to show our children and teens what it means to be caring world citizens.

Plan to join us for Aunt Helen’s Closet with Ellen Mnich on Wednesday evening, July 13th, at 7:00 PM at the Grafton VFW/ Fire Hall on County Route 85. Aunt Helen’s Closet is a world class storytelling adventure. Experience a journey around the world with Aunt Helen to find extraordinary treasures, each telling its own story! Bring your sense of adventure and a camera for this interactive story time - you’ll be able to try on many of these treasures! Using artifacts and clothing from her remarkable Aunt Helen’s travels around the world, storyteller Ellen Mnich weaves stories from distant lands for people of all ages. Stop into the library before July 13th to pick up a fun project to do before the program. This is a free, interactive program for the very young to the very old, so please gather up the whole family, even the whole neighborhood and come expecting an out-of-the-ordinary adventure. You will not be disappointed! Call the library at 279-0580, visit us on Facebook or www.graftoncommunity This project is made possible by a Community Art$ Grant, a program funded by The Arts Center of the Capital Region, through the New York State Council on the Arts.

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N.G. POLICE NEED HELP FROM ACCIDENT WITNESSES The North Greenbush police department is investigating a motor vehicle accident that occurred about 7:05 PM on June 21st in front of 99 North Greenbush Road. The accident occurred when a 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander colored Blue, made a left turn into a business located at 99 North Greenbush Road, while completing the turn a 2006 Yamaha colored black, collided with the passenger side of the truck. “The investigation is continuing said Chief Rocco M. Fragomeni. There are several witnesses that need to be interviewed. There are several witnesses that have information as to the pre accident actions of the vehicles involved that we believe will shed light on the cause of the accident.” Persons with information are urged to contact police at 518~Chief Rocco M. Fragomeni 283-5323.

“COME WITH ME!” July 3, 2011 is the third Sunday after Pentecost and the day. On this Lord’s Day, the Stuyvesant and the Nassau Reformed Churches will worship in a theme stemming from Matthew 11 wherein Jesus teaches about the Kingdom. In Matthew 11:1619 and 25-30, Jesus offers a sure, simple, and restful way to deal with the religious experience or spiritual communion. In contrast to the heavy burdens of obligation often associated with spiritual commitment is to “Come to Me.” In a sermon of that title, the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will offer that we need to come to a sense of peace as we encounter God. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church worships at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the corner of Church Street and Route 9J, approximately one half mile South of the only traffic light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant. Everyone is welcome to worship with the church family at Stuyvesant Reformed and there is a sermon for the young folk each Sunday. The Nassau Reformed Church worships at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church-School-Building at 43 Church St (route 20), one half mile East of the only traffic light in the village. Everyone is welcome to worship with the church family at Nassau Reformed. Although children are welcome to worship, Sunday School has adjourned until September.


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As summer is upon us, the Town is in full swing in terms of summer activities. Our Youth and Recreation Department is busy getting ready for camp, which begins July 6th. There still may be spaces open. Call 283-2714 or come to the Building Department office at Town Hall. The new Director and her staff are looking forward to a summer packed with fun activities including bowling, picnics, trips, scavenger hunts and music days along with swimming and arts and crafts. You can see the whole schedule of special events at departments/pdfs/YD_2011_SummerCampSchedule.pdf. Many thanks to the Youth and Recreation Department, headed by Mike Miner, and Youth Committee for all the work they have put into making this happen. The Town Beach at Snyder’s Lake is open. You can obtain a beach pass from the Comptroller’s Office at Town Hall from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The office is often closed between 12:30 and 1:30. Passes cost $40 for a town resident and $60 for a town family. Senior’s with proof of residency and age can obtain an individual pass for $5. Non-residents can purchase passes at an increased rated. There are also day rates. See TNG_2011_TownBeachPass.pdf for specific information. The town continues to look for residents who might be interested in some part-time openings. Specifically there is an opening in the Court offices for a part-time clerk and for seats on the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. If you are interested in any of these positions, resumes are due into the Town Clerk’s office no later than Friday, June 30th. The Summer Concert Series will begin very soon. The schedule is: July 10, Kevin McKrell (The McKrells) – Irish; July 17, Aged in The Hills –Country; July 24 Whitewater – Classic Rock & Country; July 31, The Best Bet Band – Rock, Country and Blues; August 7, Rick Bolton & the Dwyer Sisters –Folk, Country, Rock and Blues; and August 14, Slick Fitty – Rockabilly. These concerts are at Town Hall, 6-8 pm and are free. They are underwritten by donations to the town from local businesses and residents; if anyone would like to be a sponsor, your donation will be much appreciated. As always, I can be reached at 283-5313 or by email:

QUESTAR III’S REC STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY On June 1, in recognition of outstanding achievement in career and technical education (CTE), 15 students from Questar III’s Rensselaer Educational Center (REC) in Troy were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) - the country’s highest award for excellence in CTE. Two additional students were re-inducted for a second year of membership. The ceremony was held at Rensselaer High School before a large gathering of friends and family. Inductees took the membership pledge and participated in the lighting of candles representing the attributes of a National Technical Honor Society member: skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership. Commending the students, Questar III Assistant Superintendent Dr. Andy DeFeo said, “You have demonstrated through your academic achievements, commitment to service and leadership that you are willing to … put in the extra effort to serve as a role model for your peers. When other students seem satisfied with middle of the road performance, you have navigated into exceptional levels of academic achievement and program performance.” The students honored are noted by name, Questar III program and home high school as follows: Two year members: Owen Hankle (Academy for Information Technology/AIT, Hoosic Valley); Matthew Peasley (Criminal Justice, Columbia) New inductees: Chyanne Brown (Culinary Arts, Troy); Karliegh Catlin, (Criminal Justice, Averill Park); Brooke Cooney (Alternative Learning Program/ALP/Certified Nurse Assistant/CNA, Troy); Justin Covell (Criminal Justice, Berlin); Michaela Crowe (Criminal Justice, Averill Park); Tori Davey (Licensed Practical Nursing/ LPN, Troy); Guy Machia (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration/HVAC/R, Hoosic Valley); Victoria Moreau (Cosmetology, Averill Park); Christian Muller (Academy for Information Technology/AIT, Berlin); Corey Otterbeck (Criminal Justice, Columbia); Graham Peat (Academy for Information Technology/AIT, Columbia); Joshua Stangle (Criminal Justice, Columbia); Lindsey Sullivan (Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN, Averill Park); Matthew Yarter (Construction Technologies, Hoosic Valley); and Austin Yerden (Academy for Information Technology/AIT, Lansingburgh).

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THE DEFREEST HOUSE ON JORDAN ROAD I will never be able to sort out all of the Defreests in North Greenbush. There are 169 Defreests buried in the Bloomingrove Cemetery in Defreestville. The one this article will focus on lived in a still standing house on Jordan Road. This was David Defreest. Just to complicate things he was also know as David Deforrest. David Defreest was born in 1747 and died in 1815. He was called “dicken” David”, a Dutch term, loosely translated as “chubby”. Contemporaries probably called him this so as not to confuse him with his grandfather David who presumably was not so “dicken”. There is some uncertainty as to when David’s house on Jordan Road was built. Typically the house has been dated to 1765 based on a cast iron fireback found in the house with that date. Additionally, there is a 1767 map of the Rensselaer Manor (today’s Albany and Rensselaer Counties) which shows a David Defreest house, but it is located on the wrong side of the road. There are several theories for this. The mapmaker may have got the location wrong or perhaps this was the location of “grandfather” David Defreest’s home. What’s interesting is that modern technology has been able to pinpoint the date the house was constructed through a method called dendrochronolgy or “tree dating.” Basically, this science can date the time when tree rings were formed, in many types of wood, to the exact calendar year. Five samples taken from the first floor joists of the house point to a date of 1771. Although this is circumstantial, “dicken David” married in 1770 and may have built the house for his bride and future family. David didn’t live here his entire life. In 1789, he purchased land on the Wynantskill, near today’s Burden Pond and operated a gristmill there by 1791-92. The property was the subject of a famous court case “Corning v. Troy Iron and Nail Factory” but that’s a future story. This was about the time his son Lucas married and became owner of the Jordan Road property which remained in the Defreest family until 1900. So if you’re driving down Jordan Road, look for the Dutch Bond brick Defreest homestead with a historical marker out in front- it’s also on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Girl Scouts is a wonderful organization in our local community! Girl Scout activities can be based on badges, journeys (bigger projects), service projects, or just for fun activities. Troops usually meet once every 2 weeks and there are optional neighborhood programs (ex. Ice skating, ice cream social), and council programs (ex. camping and travel opportunities) that girls can participate in as well. The younger troops tend to focus more on badge work, the middle school troops and high school level troops tend to focus more on travel and fun activities. Also in our community, we have a teen troop (6th – 12th grade) that is dedicated to hiking and only does trips during the year. Girl Scouts is for all girls kindergarten through 12th grade. We are forming new kindergarten troops now so that we will be ready by September. Our neighborhood supports girls attending Red Mill, Bell Top, Van Rensselaer, Goff Middle School, and Columbia High School. If interested, please contact me at:

The Town of Sand Lake is happy to announce the 2011 Summer Day Camp will run from July 5th through August 12th. The Summer Day Camp is for children entering 1st grade up to children entering 7th grade in the fall. Camp will operate Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Camp is a 6 week program, with a different theme each week and registration is $100 per child - per week. Registration and information packets are available on the town website, www.townof (under Youth Services) and at the Town Hall during regular business hours. Registration is being accepted by mail or in person at the Town Hall. Further information on the town website or please contact Barbara Glasser at

SUMMER FUN for KIDS at Troy Library Get ready for a fun filled summer full of reading, discovery, and events! Please call 274-7071 to register for programs. July: Wed., 6th 1pm at Main Saratoga Children’s Museum teaches health & body awareness through puppetry. Age 4+; Thurs., 7th, 1pm Lansing. - Beatrice Green Recycling Queen & Ventriloquist. All ages. The Main Library is located at 100 Second Street in Troy and the Lansingburgh Branch is located at 114th Street & 4th Avenue in Troy.

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TOWN OF POESTENKILL SUMMER CAMP It’s time to make plans for summer! The Poestenkill Summer Camp will be at the Poestenkill Firehouse this year! Camp will be July 11th through August 5th, from 9am to 3pm. Join us for theme days, field trips, water days, arts and crafts and much more. Registration forms can be found on the forms section of the Town of Poestenkill website Questions or comments, please contact Tara Houser at or 518.283.5100.

KIDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT ST. TIMOTHY’S VBS For more than 25 years, St. Timothy’s has been creating summer magic at its Vacation Bible School. This summer we will help kids learn to see themselves as partners in building a Christian community where teamwork and the use of each person’s special talent is required. We will celebrate individuals who give their time and energy to help others and kids will learn that it’s OK to make mistakes because God isn’t finished with them yet! The “building crews” will rotate through areas at the “construction”, site which include crafts, science, stories and activities. At the Briefing for the Day, we learn our Bible verse through drama and music. Break Time will feature unique snacks and fun outdoor recreation activities. Hard hats will be provided, of course! Kids Under Construction runs from Monday, August 1, to Friday, August 5, from 9-12:30. Our dedicated and seasoned staff will guide children through all the phases of construction! Our Parish Nurse will tend to any construction “accidents.” The cost for the week is $20 per camper and there is a Celebration on Friday evening for families. Call Marilyn Dyer, 326-5276, for information or registration. Hope to see you in August! Check us out at

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Come and join a group who is turning to GOD, JESUS CHRIST and THE HOLY SPIRIT through a Catholic perspective. We meet at 1058 Taborton Road in Sand Lake, but will meet in different areas and at different times when the group is established. We will meet every Sunday, starting on July 24th, from 2PM to 5PM. We all have trials, sufferings and disappointments, but need to reach out to GOD for help instead of blaming or turning away from HIM. Our group will have a weekly meeting to listen to and talk about how to go on in life without our loved one and encouraging each other with the use of the Bible, Catechism, catholic books, intercessory prayer for ourselves, our family and possibly singing a little. So, come and join a group of Catholic brothers and sisters in the Lord while seeking to do GOD’S will for your life even during grief. Have a group of friends that believe as you do. I hope to hear from anyone that is interested; even if you don’t think you may fit in, but are Catholic, and Love THE LORD. We can all fit in if we just try. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. For more information, contact Pat Sweet at 674-2147.

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Who gets your property, your money and all your belongings when you die? Who takes care of your children when you die? Who makes health care decisions for you if you can’t? Who has the authority to handle your financial and other affairs if you become incapacitated? Reasons to have a will If you die without a will, your belongings will be distributed according to state law. A judge will determine who should handle your estate, including who might take care of your minor children. In a will, you make the decisions that will best protect your family and your property. You can take steps to minimize tax consequences and keep costs and fees down. In most cases, it pays to plan ahead with a qualified professional. As hard as end of life planning can be, it may be harder for your family after you have gone – at the time of their loss, and without your help and guidance. Plan now to help limit the hardship for others at the time of your death. Reasons to have a Health Care Proxy and/or Living Will Who do you want talking to doctors on your behalf if you can’t? You can designate someone you trust and give directions of what care you want. Reasons to have a Power of Attorney If you are incapacitated, you need someone to take certain actions to protect your assets and property. Without a properly prepared Power of Attorney, your family might have to resort to an expensive guardianship proceeding to take care of your financial dealings – bank accounts, insurance, car or house problems or other financial issues. It could be a waste of time to prepare these documents on your own or using pre-paid forms — have an attorney help you draw up and execute them properly. ~Submitted by, Malcolm McPherson, LLP

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Our mother, sister, lover, friend fought her fight now at the end. She closed her eyes, lay down and slept, And on this day her flowers wept. Minutes and hours, weeds and seed, she loved each blossom, and met their needs. Carefully chosen everyone Some for shade, some for sun. Perfectly placed amongst each other, Some for height, some for color. However selected, whatever the reason, She cherished them all in every season. With gentle touch, and soft warm voice, She would have stayed if given the choice. Such treasured gardens in which she kept, And on this day her flowers wept. Precious moments spent in the earth, with shovel, and rake, and all her worth. She’d toil and sweat to create new blooms Then bask in the glow of each garden room. The paths are quiet where once she stepped, And on this day her flowers wept.

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674-3040 • • 2850 Rt. 43 & 66, AP Reserve a table on the Deck Entertainment Fri. 7/8 Pat Tierman Fri. 7/15 Odus Budd Fri. 7/22 New Shoes

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CHICKEN BARBECUE FUNDRAISER Burden Lake Association will host a Giffy’s Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, July 16th, from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Route 150 in West Sand Lake. Dinner will be eat-in or takeout. The cost is $10 for a chicken or pulled pork dinner or ½ rack of ribs only; $6 for 1/2 chicken only. All dinners include chicken or pulled pork, baked potato and roll, coleslaw, dessert, and a beverage. Ribs are pre-order only. Reserve a dinner by pre-ordering through July 11 by contacting Mike and Gail Moon at: 674-0430. Proceeds are to benefit the Water Quality Fund. Please help us to keep our lake water clean.

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FISH FRY, CHICKEN WINGS AND MORE The Stephentown Valley Rod and Gun Club on RT 43 in West Stephentown will hold Fish Fry & More on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month and Chicken Wings & More on the 3rd Friday of the month; from 5:30 to 8PM. Call 766-5350 for “TO-GO” orders.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST at HOAGS CORNERS The Hoags Corners Fire House will host an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, July 3rd, from 8AM to 11:30AM. Menu: Scrambled eggs, homefries, applesauce, fruit cocktail, blueberry pancakes, regular pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk, and orange juice. Cost: Adults/$7; Children ages 6-12/ $4; Children 5 and under – free. Eat-in or Take-out. Phone: 766-5474.


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On Saturday, August 27th, West Sand Lake Fire Company #1 will be hosting a family LOBSTER STEAM. Tickets are $40 each and dinner will include, Lobster (1-1 1/4 lb ), Half Chicken, Steamers (doz), Sausage, Salt Potatoes, Manhattan Chowder, Corn on the Cob, Salads and Beverages. Bring the kids, Hot Dogs $.75, Hamburgers $2.00. Visit our new museum- see Old Joe, our first fire apparatus and review our 150 years of service. We will be offering two seating’s 4:30 and 6:30. Tickets are limited. Call our station for reservations 674-5757 ext 3.

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST Please join the Poestenkill Christian Church, Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill for our monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Saturday, July 2nd, from 8AM - 11AM. Cost is $6/adults and $3/children under 10. Menu includes: eggs, homefries, both blueberry and regular pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, toast, coffee, juice. Handicapped seating.


“JEWEL OF A” LUNCHEON Come and join us for our July “Jewel of a” Luncheon on Wednesday, July 13th, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 RT 146, Guilderland. Special Feature: Cathy Blanch will be showing us what’s new and exciting in the Lia Sophia jewelry line. Special Music: Cathy Blanch, a song writer and recording artist, will again take the microphone to entertain us with her lovely voice. Special Speaker: Penny Keen from Black Rive, New York will tell us how in losing control she found peace. Come and bring a friend, they’ll be glad you did. Menu: Grilled Chicken Salad. Reservations are necessary and cancellations a must. No later than July 8th, please call Nancy at 869-0642 or Joyce 235-4297. Cost is $14 inclusive (cash only please). Nursery is free at the restaurant by reservation only (infant through Kindergarten), bring a bag lunch. Sponsored by The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Club

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Sgt. Walter A. Adams American legion Post 1021 will be holding a Chicken BBq on the third Saturday of each month: July 16th, July 30th, August 20th, September 17th and October 15th. Please reserve your chicken by calling 674-2309 by 1PM. The cost remains at $5. Chickens will available for pick-up from 11AM until 4:30PM.

“RED WHITE & BLUE DAY” DINNER On Thursday, July 13, 2011, the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This month’s theme will be “Red White & Blue Day”, entertainment begins at 11:00 a.m. with The Wrinkled Ramblers. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 and older every weekday for a suggested contribution of $2.50 Please call 279-3485 to make your reservations for lunch.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST Eagle Mills Christian Church, 1 Maple Avenue (corner of Maple & RT 2), Troy will hold a “Homemade” “All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast” “served to you at your table” on July 16th from 8AM to 11AM. Cost: Adults/$6 and Children under 10/$3. Menu includes: Eggs cooked to order, homefries, pork sausage, French toast, toast (white, wheat or rye), coffee, tea, juice and milk.

CHICKEN BBQ FUNDRAISER Resurrection Nursing Home will host its 2nd Annual Chicken Barbeque on Friday, July 15th, from 4PM until 7PM to benefit the resident’s annual Captain JP Cruise. Featuring live music by “Fast Company”, face painting, food and drinks, raffles and bake sale - something for everyone!! South Schodack Fire Company Chicken or Ribs BBQ Dinner will be eat-in or take-out. Cost: $9 includes half chicken, corn, baked potato and roll; $12 includes BBQ ribs, corn, baked potato and roll. Reserve your Chicken or Rib Dinner today thru July 10th by contacting Sarah Hunt at 732-7617 x129.

BURDEN LAKE COUNTRYCLUB SUMMER GOLF SPECIALS • “Green Days”~ includes 18 holes of Golf with Cart & Lunch $35 (Call for dates or check our website) • Junior Golfers ~ (17 & under) Weekdays just $15 for 18 holes (Motorized carts are not permitted)

•Friday Night Special ~ 9 Hole Greens Fee for $10 (after 5pm)

Weekend Twilight Rates 18 Hole Greens Fee (after 2pm) $20 9 Hole Greens Fee (after 4pm) $15

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APHS 2011 FALL SPORTS PRACTICE SCHEDULES Varsity Golf – August 22 – 8:00am – Burden Lake Country Club; JV Golf – August 22 – 8:00am – Burden Lake Country Club; Varsity/JV Football – August 14 – 5:00pm – equipment hand-out & 6:00-7:30pm – players mtg. – APHS August 15 – double sessions begin, locker room opens at 7:00am – APHS; Modified Football – Sept. 1 – 4:30-7:30pm – Algonquin; Varsity & JV Girls’ Soccer – August 22 – 8:00am – APHS; High School Cross-Country – August 22 – 9:00-11:00am – Butler Park; Mod. Cross-Country – Sept. 8 – 3pm-4:30pm – take shuttle bus to the high school; Varsity/ JV Volleyball – August 22 – 8am-1:30pm – APHS (arrive by 7:45am); Modified Volleyball – Sept. 7 – 2:45pm-5pm – Algonquin; Varsity & JV Girls’ Tennis – August 22 – 9am – APHS tennis courts. ** Dr. O’Bryan will be available for sports physicals on August 10 at Miller Hill Elementary School from 9:00am until 12 noon. Appointments are first come, first served. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ON FILE BEFORE THE FIRST PRACTICE

B.L.C.C. MIXED SCRAMBLE John & Cindy Keeler with Mark & Cindy Quinn shot a 30 on the back nine and Walt Nagel, heather Morrison, Jenn DiIorio and Ron Choquette shot 30 on the front nine, to win the Friday night mixed scramble at Burden Lake C. C. Second place on the back nine went to Rich Simon, Steve Quillinan, Jason Cooper & Nick Corvino with 31. Fran & Mary Fabian & Dunson were second on the front nine with 35. Foursomes winning skins were: Loss #1, Thorpe #5, Wehnau #9, Guynup #11, Gladd #13, Devine #15, Ricci #17 and Carey #18. Closest to the pine honors went to Rich Loss and Linda McCabe #3 & Jason Cooper and Sally Ricci #17. Sixty-four players participated in the event. The scramble is open to the public. Tee times can be reserved by calling Brian Hampson at 674-8917.

AVERILL PARK YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE Averill Park Youth Soccer League invites you to join our local soccer league for our Fall Recreational Program. This is an all-play, noncompetitive league that focuses on learning the skills and fundamentals of soccer and most of all, having fun! Teams are formed for the following age groups: Kindergarten; Grade 1/Grade 2; Grade 3/Grade 4; Grade 5/Grade 6; and Grade 7/Grade 8. All games are played on Sunday afternoons with one practice during the week. The season runs from September 11th through October 30th. Registration is on-line via at and ends July 20th. Fee is $75. Scholarships are available to those qualifying for the school lunch program. Questions? Send an email to

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Front – L - R: Cassidy Driscoll, Saratoga Springs; Ashley Teliska, Wynantskill; Alysha Cross, Castleton; Paige Howk, South Glens Falls; Alexa Davis, Ballston Spa; Julie Granger, Greenfield Center. Back - L - R: Coach Tim Cross, Castleton; Paulina Kobylar, Gansevoort; Taylor Adams, Schenectady; Shaye Alviene, East Greenbush; Katie Powers, Gansevoort; Somer Connolly, Castleton; Nicole Meddaugh, Castleton; Shannon Doyle, Rensselaer; Victoria Huff, Gansevoort; Sarah Pochobradsky, Glenville. Missing from photo: Taylor Camoin, Ballston Spa; Marissa McCarthy, Gansevoort. The Adirondack Bobcats U-15G soccer team brought home the gold following a perfect Princeton, New Jersey JAGS girl’s tournament where over 200 teams participated from nine states on June 18th and 19th. Defensive tenacity paid off as the Bobcats shut down one team after another. The Bobcats won their division without giving up a single goal. Coach Tim Cross smiled as he handed out awards to his players. He had encouraged the girls to ignore the brutal heat and the tournament would come to the team willing to endure the most. After the game, Coach Tim told the players how he is always amazed at their resolve. “We often talk about doing this for each other rather than ourselves, that everyone is accountable. And, success on the field and future plans for soccer don’t exist without a solid academic background. These girls came together from across the capital district, developed deep friendships and trust in one another and made it all work on and off the field.” The Bobcats will move to U-16. Tryouts for next year will be held July 11th and July 19th at Gavin Park in Saratoga. More information about the team can be found at “”.

COACH ORGAN’S 2011 BASKETBALL CAMP Coach Organ and his staff are pleased to announce his third year of “Coach Organ’s Averill Park Basketball Camp”. The Middle School Camp for BOYS & GIRLS entering grades 6 - 9 will be held Monday, July 19th – Friday, July 23rd from 9AM – 2PM. The Elementary / Middle School Camp for BOYS & GIRLS entering grades K – 7 will be held Monday, July 26th – Friday, July 30th from 9AM – 2PM. Single Camper Rate $150; Family Rate (2 or more per household) $140 each. For a brochure or more information, please email Coach Organ at, or contact by phone (518) 339-3982. Registration deadline is July 10th. Both camps held at Algonquin Middle School.

POP WARNER FOOTBALL/CHEER REGISTRATION Averill Park Pop Warner is still accepting registrations for the 2011 season. Registration is open to Averill Park School District and Wynantskill Union Free School District. The fee for Tackle and Cheer (ages 7-15) is $125.00/participant. Flag and Cub Cheer (ages 5-7) is $75.00/ participant. Family discounts are available. Forms are available online at averillparkpopwarner and can be mailed to APPW, P.O. Box 561, Averill Park, NY 12018. Please include copy of birth certificate (new participants only) and wallet sized photo with the registration forms.

NY YANKESS vs TAMPA BAY BUS TRIP St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph will be sponsoring a bus trip to the NY Yankee’s vs Tampa Bay game on Sunday, July 10th, at 1PM. Cost is $85 for Bus and Game ticket (section 207). Bus leaves Yankee Trails parking lot at 8:30AM. Reserve your seat by calling Linda at 4650932 x17 or John at 2833422. Trip will benefit Teens from the parish who will be traveling to Spain for World Youth Day in August.



After eleven weeks of play in the Alan Hutchins’ Memorial Golf League at Burden Lake C.C., the standings are as follows: Team, Captain, Points: 1 - Dan Ireland 151.5; 4 - John Cooney 150; 6 - John Buono 137; 5 - Chuck Bennison 133; 8 - Tom Choquette 131.5; 7 - Tom Murphy 126.5; 3 - Dave DeGenero 125; 2 - Brian Hampson 117.5. Low scores by flights: 1 - John Keler & Chuck Bennison - 37; 2 - Brian Hampson 37; 3 - Dan Ireland 35; 4 - Jack Rodzwell 38; 5 - Cutter Warner 41; 6 - Jack Rogers 41; 7 - Hal Smith 39; 8 Bob Carl 44; 9 - Ed Koops 46; 10 - Walt Nagel 46; 11 - John Bernstein 51; 12 - Tom Kehn 51. Other low scores: 38 - Rich Simon; 39 - Phil Laya, Tom Murphy, Ron Choquette & Tom Choquette; 40 - Mark Miller, Geoff Horine & Mark Quinn; 41 - John Buono, Steve Quillinan & Cutter Warner; 42 - Archie Robinson, Dave DeGenero, Pete Gustafson, Steve Whitbeck, Russ Singleton & Jess Carey; 43 - Jack Huerter, Bob Pecker, Bill LaFleur, John Cooney, Jay Zalucky & Mike Pendergast, Jr.; 44 - Rob Zalucky & Dave Halloran; 45 - Jim Kosakoski & Sil Martinage; 46 - Bill Kirtsos, Wayne Mizerack, Dom Testo, Bill Haupt, Mink Minehan & Ray Schmitz.

The following is a list of results from the BLCC Monday Night Ladies Golf League on Monday, June 20, 2011: 1st Low Score: 35 - Heather Morrison, Deb Jewell, Shelly Reid and Val Chakedis; 2nd Low Score: 38 - Peg Squazzo, Beth Magill, Deb Marcil and Sandy Morley; 3rd Low Score: 38 - Nancy Koskowski, Jen DiIorio, Katie Dermott. 1st Low Putts: 12 - Mary Beth Casey, Chris Helwig, Carol Ciccarelli; 2nd Low Putts: 12 - Barb Hansen, Judy Goodyer, Cathie Olf and Margaret Surpitski. 3rd Low Putts: 13 - Nancy Dunn and Betty Turner. A total of 40 women competed on 11 teams in our annual “3 clubs and a putter” tournament.

The 2011 Sand Lake/Butler Park Summer series has started its 20th season! This year, as in the past, the runs will be held on eight Thursdays, finishing at the end of July. The Kids Runs (800M, 400 M, and Mile) start at 6 PM, with the road races (2.5 mile or 5.0 mile) starting at 6:30 PM. All of the Kids Runs will be held within Butler Park, and on the grass fields. The longer Kids Runs will incorporate the woods just behind the fields on nice dirt trails. The Road races will continue to be held on the roads, incorporating RT 43, Old Route 66 and Gettle Road. There is no registration fee. Runners will be asked to fill out a race waiver, which is available at the pavilion. So, for some fun, as well as terrific exercise, come on out and join us!

NASSAU BASEBALL’S BUS TRIP TO CITI FIELD The Nassau Baseball Association is setting up a bus trip to Citi Field on July 17th. The Mets vs. the Phillies at 1:00. Seats will be in section 519. This is just to the left of home plate. The seats are under an overhang to protect from the sun or rain. Yankee Trail bus will leave the ballfield on John Street in the village of Nassau at 8:15 sharp. Tickets for the game and bus trip are only $60 each. Please contact Shawn Masters at 225-2713 or for more information or to hold seats.



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BDANENY’S PAR FORE THE COURSE GOLF SCRAMBLE Join members of the Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern New York, Inc. for a day of fun and prizes, July 20, 2011, at Burden Lake Country Club, Averill Park, NY. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. Shot Gun tee time is 9:30 a.m. The fee per person is $80, which includes greens fee, golf cart, breakfast, lunch, 3 free course drinks, giveaways and your chance at winning prizes. (And it is tax deductable!) Lunch will be served at 2:30 p.m. The Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern New York, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the voluntary services of people with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders. BDANENY currently serves 22 counties in New York State. Money raised will go to support children’s camps, educational programs for adults and children and emergency funding. We are still accepting donations for prizes. For a list of sponsorship opportunities or if you would like to donate a prize, please call BDANENY at 729-3577. All donations are tax deductable. To register as a player, or as a team, please call Laura at 518729-3577.

MURPHY GOLF EVENT SET July 10 & 11 are the dates set for this year’s Annual Tim Murphy Memorial Golf Benefit Event. This two day celebration raises funds to provide scholarship support to the children and grandchildren of Public Safety Officers. Sunday afternoon, July 10th, features a party at McGeary’s in Albany that is open to all. Music will be provided by local favorite Kevin McKrell. Beer, Soda and light fare are included for the donation of $25, and a wide array of raffle prizes is being assembled. Golfers take to the links at the Capital Hills Course on Monday, July 11th, with a shotgun start after lunch, and an awards banquet at the end of the day. Registration is open to singles and foursomes for this popular charity event. Prime Tickets to Saratoga Race Track and sporting events will again be among the prizes available, along with Restaurant and Merchandise Certificates. To register for these events, or get more information on sponsorship opportunities, please Call (518) 928-3999, or visit the website at

SOUTH TROY POP WARNER REGISTRATION South Troy Pop Warner will be holding registration for all interested players and cheerleaders in the Troy City School District, as well as Gardner Dickinson, St. Jude’s and Sacred Heart Schools for the 2011 Pop Warner Season: Registrations will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – the schedule is as follows: Saturday, 7/16/11 and 7/23/11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the South Troy Pop Warner building, Thompson Street in Troy (Geer Field). NOTE: All interested players and cheerleaders must be between the ages of 5 and 15. (You must turn 5 on or before July 31.) Our organization consist of the following teams: Flag (5, 6 & 7 year olds); Mitey Mites, Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget and Midget. The following items are required at the time of registration: $50.00 Registration Fee – non refundable; COPY of Birth Certificate; Photo (wallet size). Your parent or guardian must be with you to sign the registration form. Tackle Players & All Cheerleaders - $40.00 for jersey or sneakers. Flag Players - $30.00 for jersey. Please note – there will be a late registration fee of $25.00 for all those who register after July 23, 2011.

BRUNS. BULLDOGS FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING Registrations are being accepted for the 2011 Brunswick Bulldogs Flag Football & Cheerleading Programs. This program is for children who will be in kindergarten – 2nd grade during the 2011 school year. The child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2011. The flag football & cheerleading season begins on Monday, August 1st and runs through to the end of September. Practice is from 6:00 – 7:30 pm twice a week through August and once a week when school begins in September. Games are on Saturday mornings. If you would like to request a registration form or additional information, please call Sandy at 301-9450 or email

BUDDY’S BARBECUE/THE RIDE FOR HELP On Saturday, August 13th, at 1 pm, Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. are sponsoring Buddy’s Barbecue/ The Ride for Help at the East Greenbush Firehouse Becker Pavilion on Phillips Road. This is a family barbecue/motorcycle poker run to benefit Unity House Domestic Violence Program. The barbecue is catered by Teagan’s Restaurant. The price for the bikers is $25 pre-registration and $30 Day of Registration; the biker’s fee includes the barbecue and their first 2 drinks. After that a cash bar with beer and wine. The single fee is $20 which includes the barbecue and the first 2 drinks. Family of up to four is $40, $8 for children between 5-10 and kids under 5 free.

2011-2012 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN SCHODACK Donna L. Conlin, Schodack Town Clerk, would like to announce that the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps (Duck Stamps) are now available. The stamps may be purchased for $16.00 from the Town Clerk’s Office. Each waterfowl hunter, 16 years of age and over, must carry on his/ her person a valid Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp and also carry a valid New York State small game hunting license. For Local Hunting Regulations, please contact the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The stamp sales provide money for migratory bird habitat conservation projects. Additionally, Federal Duck Stamps can be used to gain free admission to National Wildlife Refuges. If you have further questions, please feel free to call the clerk’s office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 477-7590.


Rensselaer County Legislator Mike Stammel has provided funding assistance to help with the 2011 summer season at the Southern Rensselaer County Boys and Girls Club’s Camp Adventure. Stammel, at left, is pictured with Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Rick VanVorst. Rensselaer County Legislator Mike Stammel has provided funding assistance to help with the 2011 summer season at the Southern Rensselaer County Boys and Girls Club’s Camp Adventure. Camp Adventure is located on picturesque Burden Lake in the Town of Sand Lake. The day camp hosts a variety of activities including swimming, hiking, basketball, softball, volleyball and other games. The 2011 summer season is expected to include 85 campers from throughout southern Rensselaer County. Stammel has been an active supporter of the camp. Like many in Rensselaer, Stammel and his family attended summer camps sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club. As with other community organizations, funding is at a premium for the Club. To help support the 2011 season at Camp Adventure, Stammel provided $1,000 from legislative funds. “The Boys and Girls Club provides great services to youths in Rensselaer and the southern part of the county. Funding is very difficult for community organizations like the Boys and Girls Club and this funding will help make the 2011 summer program at Camp Adventure a reality,” said Stammel. “We hope the summer at Camp Adventure is a fun and educational experience for everyone,” added Stammel. The Boys and Girls Club has operated Camp Adventure for 50 years, and the camp was located on Burden Lake in 1968. Donations are now being accepted for Camp Adventure. To learn more about Camp Adventure, visit or email

GOLF PARTNERS WANTED Rensselaer Senior Center in conjunction with Evergreen Country Club has planned a second nine week session of golf. This is a mixed league and you must be at least 60 years old. We will tee off at 8:15 AM Thursday, June 30th, and every Thursday until August 25. Call the Center 463-2166 for more information.

GREENBUSH TRAVEL SOCCER The Greenbush Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for the 2011/2012 travel season at 6:30 PM at the Phillips Road fields on the following dates: Thursday, July 7, Weds., July 20, and Tuesday, August 2. All potential and current players are encouraged to attend at least two of the tryout dates. Players should come prepared with cleats, ball and a water bottle. We are looking for boys and girls ages 617 who are interested in sharpening their soccer skills and having a lot of fun. For more information, please go to and click on the travel tab.

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DOMFORT NAMED to SUNYAC ALLACADEMIC TEAM Marcus Domfort, a sophomore on the SUNY Potsdam swimming & diving team, has earned a spot on the 2011 State University of New York Athletic Conference Spring AllAcademic Team. Domfort, a East Greenbush, N.Y. native, is one of 59 student-athletes from SUNY Potsdam to earn recognition. To qualify for the list, students must be a varsity athlete who competed the entire season, and must have a minimum 3.3 grade point average during the semester they competed.

COMM. CONG. CHURCH OF CLINTON HEIGHTS Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, (United Church of Christ) located at 221 Columbia Turnpike (next to Town Hall) in Rensselaer, Summer Worship schedule is at 9:30AM on Sunday Mornings. There is No Sunday School during the Summer. Communion is the First Sunday of the month. We are handicapped accessible.

K. JONES HONORED WITH “STUDENT SAGE” AWARD Kristi Jones, who attends Columbia High School and lives in Rensselaer, has received The Sage Colleges’ distinguished designation as a “Student Sage” scholar. Scholars are nominated by their high school guidance counselors and must exemplify Sage’s motto, “To Be, To Know, To Do.” Award winners are invited to visit the college in the fall for a special Student Sage Reception recognizing their academic achievements and community involvement.


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Mohawk Valley Community College, located in Utica and Rome, N.Y., is proud to announce that Carmen Villanueva from East Schodack, has completed the Spring 2011 semester with academic excellence and qualified for the Vice President’s List. The Vice President’s List at MVCC recognizes students who achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.74. To be eligible for these honors, full-time students must have successfully completed 12 or more attempted hours; and parttime students must have successfully completed 6 attempted hours. Visit



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Articles of Organization of RIDER APARTMENTS LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company law FIRST. The name of the limited liability company is RIDER APARTMENTS LLC filed with the Secretary of State on 5/3/2011. SECOND. The county within this state in which 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 accepted on behalf of the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 292 Walk Road, Sand Lake, New York 12153. FOURTH: The name and street address in this state of the registered agent upon whom and at which process against the limited liability company may be served is: Gerald J. Rider, Jr., 292 Walk Road, Sand Lake, New York 12153.Purpose: rental apartments

NOTICE TO BIDDER HEATING OIL QUOTE The Board of Fire Commissioners of the EAGLE MILLS FIRE DISTRICT #1 will receive bids for supplying 3,800 gallons of heating oil for the 2011-2012 heating season on July 21st 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the fire station..627 Brunswick Road, Eagle Mills, New York. For further information, contact Michael T. Martin, Board Chairman at 518-279-9927. Laura D. Wright, District Secretary The West Sand Lake Fire District #1 invites submission of sealed bids for 40 Sets of EMS Gear. Bids for this purchase will be received until 7PM EDT, Monday July 18, 2011 at the West Sand Lake Fire District Office, 3697 NY 43, West Sand Lake, NY 12196, at which time they will be publicly read aloud. Bidding documents may be obtained at the West Sand Lake Fire Station by the bidder, free of charge by contacting the district secretary at the aforementioned address, or by phone at (518)6745757 or email at The West Sand Lake Fire District #1 reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept the bid best suited for its specific needs. Bids will be binding for 60 days from bid opening. The West Sand Lake Fire District #1 invites submission of sealed bids for 44 sets of Brush Fire Gear. Bids for this purchase will be received until 7PM EDT, Monday July 18, 2011 at the West Sand Lake Fire District Office, 3697 NY 43, West Sand Lake, NY 12196, at which time they will be publicly read aloud. Bidding documents may be obtained at the West Sand Lake Fire Station by the bidder, free of charge by contacting the district secretary at the aforementioned address, or by phone at (518)6745757 or email at The West Sand Lake Fire District #1 reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept the bid best suited for its specific needs. Bids will be binding for 60 days from bid opening.

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

Articles of Organization of The Blue Kangaroo LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law First: The name of the limited liability company is: The Blue Kangaroo 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 copy of any process against the limited liability company is: The Blue Kangaroo LLC 4 Leadholm Ct. East Greenbush, NY 12061 Brookview Properties LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC Brookview Properties LLC Art. Of Org. Filed with NYS Dept. of State 6/ 16 / 2011. Office location: 1283 Brookview Station Rd Castleton NY Rensselaer Co. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 1297 Brookview Station Rd Castleton, NY 12033. Any lawful purpose. Brunswick Fire Co. No. 1 - A membership vote to change the company's Constitution and Bylaws will occur at a special meeting at 7pm prior to the August Membership Meeting, Tuesday August 2nd 2011. All members are encouraged to attend. For more details about the changes to the Constitution and By-laws stop by the firehouse.

AREA RESIDENTS GRADUATE AT UNION COLLEGE’S 217th COMMENCEMENT The following local residents were among the 520 Union College students to graduate June 12, 2011 during a ceremony on the College’s Hull Plaza: Mark Herrington, a resident of Rensselaer, received a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in History. Christopher Gross, a resident of Troy, received a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in History. Evan Ryan, a resident of Troy, received a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Mathematics.




New Lebanon Doublewide mobile home site. Private, scenic, no dogs, $400/ mo. 477-6222

$425 - studio/ efficiency on 1st flr. avail. in August parking, laundry, Defreestvlle 477-9100 pin #303

1999 Skyline MH. Rens. Est. Sen. Park. Schodack. 2 BR, 2 ba. w/d, c/a, shed, landscaped. Handicap ramp. 674-1936 or 477-6480

Office/ Store for rent, 18x43, next to KMart East Greenbush. 4492543.

$435+ studio. East Greenbush Security, lease. Refs. No pets. Available 8/1. 479-0943

Saratoga Springs for rent. Like new, 3 BR manufactured home. Quiet park, large deck, no pets, storage shed, paved driveway, landscaped lot. $750/mo. plus security. Call 383-0211

$625 + utils, 2 br, Averill Park, 2nd floor, no dogs. 596-5542

2 building lots for sale: Great views, beautiful open meadows, zoning to Troy, in the Brittonkill School District. A 6+ acre and 8+ acre lot. Price includes septic & driveway installed. Asking $64,500 each. buy 1 or both! Please call 518-339-5970 Averill Park. 6.23 ac. treed lot located on residential dead-end street within walking distance to village. All surveyed. Public sewer avail. $69,900. Bovair 674-2811 Averill Park schools. 4.38 acre treed lot in Nassau. All surveyed. $24,900. Bovair 674-2811 Bldg Lot, $19K, Cohoes Sarah @ Bryce 428-5184 Nassau area. New manufactured home for sale. 3 BRs, 1.5 baths, quiet park, large sites, long deck. Off street paved parking. $45,900. Call 766-3572 Rens. Mobile home. Sen. Est. 2 BR, new hot water heater, w/d & more. $6000. 479-0642 Save $5000. on your new home or get $500. Go to Miranda Real Estate Group Inc. Victorian condos for sale (rent w/ option to buy )$100,000-$125,000 Cohoes/ Latham area. 389-5253 Water front lot, Crystal Lake, 1/2 down. 674-8440 Wisner Rd, AP, 7.5 ac., w/barn, 220 power, pond, cleared to build, $69,900, septic designd 441-8051

HOUSE FOR RENT G Wynantskill, small, quaint cottage, private patio, perfect for single or couple. No pets, osp, w/d, ref.,sec. req. $625+utils. 283-7123

Sand Lake area, small newly renovated house 1BR., A/C, appls., large yard, no pets, lease, $800+ utilities 477-6222

HOMES FOR SALE 2 Speigletown beauties $170’s Great neighborhoods, motivated sellers! Sarah @ Bryce 428-5184 4 br, 2.5 ba, large barn, 2 ac., nr RPI Tech Park, totally remodeled. $329,000. (518) 674-5453 Just listed! Spectacular owner occupant 2 family, minutes to RPI and Hospitals! 6+ bedrooms 4 baths! Everything meticulous! Sarah @ Bryce 428-5184 Just listed, Schodack, 4 br, 2 ba, beautiful home on 1 ac., $159,900. Be 1st Bryce 588-6755 Pikes Pond/Averill Park $250,000. Huge 4 br. 2 ba, year round home with over 300 ft. direct lakefront. Excellent condition. Al Konieczny @ Bryce RE 441-4353

Ranch Townhouse $190’s Highpointe. Sarah at Bryce 428-5184

$625+ Nassau Vil. 2BR, up to 3 people, yard, 1 garage space, No pets/Smoking,lease,sec.766-3905 $645+, 1 BR, East Greenbush, lease, security, no pets. Available August 1st. 479-0943 $675 E. Greenbush, renovated, cozy, 1 BR. Basement apt. Includes all utilities: Heat, hot water, electric, WiFi, cable, some laundry privileges, over looks Hampton Manors Lake. 1 pet OK, Call Manny at 791-2502 $695+ 2BR N. Greenbush, yard, EG/AP schools, laundry prk’ng, great location, 477-9100 pin# 301 $695+1BR, 1st flr, heat/ hot water incl. laundry, pk’ng NG/ Troy area, on bus line, 477-9100 pin# 307 $795- large 2 BR, eat in kitchen ht/hw, storage, riverfront property, Castleton, call 477-9100 ext. 103 $820/mo. 2 BR. West Sand Lake, 2nd floor, includes ht/hw, avail 7/1. (518) 852-7638


EG,1br, $775 +sec., all utils incl., nice loc., 1 responsible person, No Pets,NS. 477-9214 New vicorian style condo. 1 lg. BR. C/A, gas heat, priv. pkng, billiard room, laundry room, storage room. Pets ok. $825+. Cohoes/ Latham. 389-5253 New Lebanon, country, modern 1 BR with deck. $650, heat included. NP. $650+ sec. 4776222 New Lebanon, spacious 1 br apt. w/heat, deck, no pets, lease, sec. $700. 477-6222 Rensselaer, Bus line, $500/ mo. Small 1 BR apt. Very quiet. Security deposit needed. 4275065 Schodack, sgl. mature adult pref. 2 BR, 2nd flr, incl heat, elec. h/w, garbage. On bus line. NP NS. $775+ sec. Avail. 7/1. 766-2266 Studio apt. Single person pref. $750/ mo + sec,. util incl. E. Poestenkill, new. No pets, no smoking. one year lease. 2835303 Very nice 2 BR., apt., Glass Lake $800mo + 1 mo sec. Ht + utils. sep. Contact (917)207-4444 West Sand Lake Village. $750 + util, 2 BR, 2nd flr. w/d hkup. partial heat incl. No dogs. Refs, sec. dep. Available 8/1 229-7057

Waterfront homes - Crystal Lake, Pikes Pond, Big Bowman Bryce 674-8440

$850. Lrg. Brunswick loft country apt. 2 BR, spacious eat in kitchen, laundry hkup, quiet location. No dogs. Util. not incl. NS. 663-5600


$895.- Lg 4 BR, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, w/d hookups, on bus-line, yard. South Troy 477-9100 pin #202

Wynantskill, 1 & 2 BR apt, onl country property 10 min E. of Troy 20 mins. from Albany 1 yr. lease. Averill Park sch. district. No dogs. $750 - $960, incl. heat. 813-6795

$900 + utils, all new 3 br, Troy/Albia, N/S, no pets, 1st mo, last mo, sec. & credit ck req., w/d , dead end st. Avail 8/1 542-9612.


Averill Park 4 BR, 2.5 ba. Great neighborhood. Attached garage. Near APHS. $1800. 712-5324 Averill Park. 3 BR, 2 ba. house. central air, h/w flrs, f/p, attached garage. $1675/mo. 669-2766 Averill Park. Glass Lk. 2BR house w/garage, on side road, lake access. Avail 7/15. $975+ 7665236 Castleton small house. 2 BR, kit/LR/DR, encl porch, appl’s, w/d. NP.$850+util. 2 mo. sec 527-6894


1 BR apt. Pineview Apts. W/D facilities. o/s parking. Heat incl. $615/mo. Avail. now. 674-1111 1 BR Averill Park, quiet country setting, $595+ sec., no pets 2834366 1 room efficiency, Pineview Apartments. $445. heat included 674-1111 2br, 1500 sf. WSL Village, over Subway. 281-7020 or 669--7239 $900. No utils.

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3BR apt. River St., Troy. $675 mo. Refs & background check required. (914) 290-3022

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Cherry Plain, $600, 2 BR, mobile home, like new, set-up in park, no pets, lease. 477-6222

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E. Greenbush 1 BR apt. with heat $750. No pets. year lease, deck. 477-6222


EG $700/$800. 1/2 BR, heat, h/w incl. Well main., quiet complex. no pets, sec, refs, lease 449-2122

Camp wanted on water Bryce 588-6755 Cash for your home. Fair price. BRK 928-1231 House wanted to rent, up to $1,500. Bryce 588-6755 Minister wants home or farm, 20 mins. to RPI, minimum 25 acres. Price open. Bryce 428-5184

VACATION RENTAL Jiminey Peak. Handcock MA. July 29-Aug. 5. $1200. 2 BR, 2 bath, full kitchen, Ariel Adventure Park, pool, mountain bikes, etc. 6743349 Maine. Aug 20-27. 6 room cottage 2 miles north of York Beach on Shore Rd. at Cape Neddick.Walking distance to Cape Neddick Beach. $1000/week. 279-5421 Schroon Lake Efficiencies. 1 or 3 BR, private sandy beach, boat docking, walk to town. 532-7649


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Sunday 1-3. Waterfront, 11 Crystal Lake, brick, 3 br. Bryce 488-0434

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Entertainment cntr, approx. 7’ tall, 2 1/2’ w. Glass drs, opens for tv space. Med .wood. $50. 326-2562 Kitchen & bath cabinet display clearance!We must make room for new models. Everything priced to sell. Hurry for best selection. The House of Kitchens. 1613 Rt. 9, Clifton Park. 371-5710. Tues - Sat Moving. Must sell. Cherry Stickley queen sz. 4 poster bed. 436-5104 New Yorker boiler, model FR-98W, 98,000 btu, w/Beckett SA55GYDRG-3680 oil fired gun, $500. (518) 283-0658 Saltwater tank, 90 gallon reef system w/ white cabinet 426-3172 Sofa Bed, blue plaid, $100. obo; Couch, $75. obo. 674-3747 2000 CONQUEST SPORT Class C, 22’, Chev. 454, 20k, generator, pic on craigslist. $17,000. 518399-7205 Alum. row boat. 12’. Best offer 573-0966

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RENTAL Local couple with pontoon looking to rent dock. Glass, Crooked or Burden Lk. 257-0608 281-7206 Office/retail space-$600/mo, heat incl. Main St., Castleton. 1500+sq ft, riverfront property w/plenty of parking. Will build to suit. email: for info.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of LLC UNCORK HOSPITALITY GROUP, LLC Articles of Organization of this Limited Liability Company (LLC) were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on June 1, 2011. The LLC maintains its office in Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served to the LLC at: The LLC, 16 South Lake Ave, Troy, NY 12180. The LLC will engage in any lawful act or activity for which LLCs may be organized. Notice of Formation T. Sherwood LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/9/2011 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 Pinewood Ave., East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: all lawful activities. Latest date to dissolve 12/31/2095. Notice of Formation V257 LLC art. of org. filed Secy. of State NY (SSNY) 4/13/11. Off. loc. in RENSSELAER Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 180 Mountain View Dr, Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Call Rich at 518.877.7160 x16 SITCER NAMED TO PRESIDENT’S LIST AT MVCC Mohawk Valley Community College, located in Utica and Rome, N.Y., is proud to announce that Brian Sitcer from Nassau, has completed the Spring 2011 semester with academic excellence and qualified for the President’s List. The President’s List includes 814 students who achieved a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher (of a possible 4.00). To be eligible for these honors, full-time students must have successfully completed 12 or more attempted hours; and part-time students must have successfully completed 6 attempted hours. Visit

AP GRAD. NEEDS SPONSORS FOR MISS NY USA PAG. My name is Lauren Hagerty and I will be your local representative in the 2012 Donald Trump Miss New York USA pageant in November! I graduated from Averill Park High School in 2010 and currently attend the University of Connecticut as an Allied Health Major, hoping to become a plastic surgeon. I am involved in many things such as working at Tremont Ace Hardware in Averill Park, my sorority; Delta Zeta, and many volunteer activities like the program “Kids Marathon” to help curve childhood obesity. At this stage of preparation, I am looking for potential sponsors whether it be businesses, personal donations, or anything pageant related such as photography, hair styling, or the actual pageant gown itself. These sponsors will make participation in the pageant possible as well as a crucial part of my motivation; each will be featured in the official Miss New York USA program book as well as qualify for a tax deduction. If you would like to be a part of my journey and help me by becoming a sponsor, please email me at, any donation is greatly appreciated!! Also, be sure to “Like” me on Facebook! HagertyforMissNY2012.

LOCAL RESIDENTS ON SUNY OSWEGO HONOR ROLLS Several area residents have been named to the President’s and Deans’ lists for the spring semester at SUNY Oswego. Showing academic achievement, with their major and honor in parentheses, are: Heather G. McGovern of Stony Point Road in Castleton, a sophomore (biology, President’s List). Jeffrey P. McGovern of Stony Point Road in Castleton, a senior (broadcasting and mass communication, Deans’ List). Maurica J. McKee of Pine View Way in Eagle Bridge, a senior (childhood and adolescent education, Deans’ List). Samantha A. Dimascio of Oakwood Drive in East Greenbush, a junior (broadcasting and mass communication, President’s List). Whitney E. Adams of Gifford Road in Johnsonville, a senior (English, President’s List). Brittany A. Slingerland of Walker Street in Rensselaer, a senior (technology education, President’s List). Thomas M. Cristo of P. O. Box 243 in Sand Lake, a sophomore (business administration, Deans’ List). Adam R. Wolfe of Piney Point Road in Troy, a senior (journalism, President’s List). Alyssa C. Rezey of Seventh Avenue in Troy, a junior (biology, President’s List). Dylan A. Fredette of Thompson Street in Troy, a sophomore (cinema and screen studies, Deans’ List). Lindsay C. King of Carrolls Grove Road in Troy, a sophomore (global and international studies, Deans’ List). Sharlette E. Kneer of Moonlawn Road in Troy, a sophomore (zoology, Deans’ List). Elizabeth A. Farley of Big Bear Road in Troy, a senior (childhood and adolescent education, Deans’ List). Isabelle J. Cantanucci of Shepherd Lane in Troy, a senior (psychology, Deans’ List). Jazmin L. Kukla of Rockery Terrace in West Sand Lake, a sophomore (broadcasting and mass communication, Deans’ List). Ryan R. Laughlin of Snyders Corner Road in Wynantskill, a junior (zoology, President’s List). Mary A. Campbell of Cynthia Lane in Nassau, a junior (psychology, Deans’ List). Shannon R. Gardner of Woodward Road in Nassau, a senior (psychology, Deans’ List). The President’s and Deans’ lists represent the academic top 25.4 percent of the Oswego student body. Students who achieve grade averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale are named to the President’s List, the top 6.5 percent of Oswego students. To be included on the Deans’ List, students must have a semester grade average of 3.30 to 3.79.

K. FARNAN GRADUATES HIGH HONORS FROM SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV. Kimberly Farnan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University on May 21, 2011 with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Marketing/Business Administration. Kimberly was named to the Dean’s List/President’s List every year in recognition of high academic achievement. Kimberly is the daughter of John and Kathy Farnan of East Greenbush and a 2007 graduate of Columbia High School.

AREA RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM BRYANT & STRATTON COLLEGE Area residents were members of the 154th commencement of Bryant & Stratton College on Saturday, April 23rd, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany. Associate of Applied Science degrees were awarded to: Paul Passineau of Rensselaer, son of Herbert and Kathleen Passineau of East Greenbush, in the business program, magna cum laude; Anita Pologa of West Sand Lake, daughter of Mary Beth and Robert Ardrey of Richmond, Virginia, and the late William Pologa of North Greenbush, in the paralegal studies program, summa cum laude; and Jevinne Rowe, daughter of Thomas and Shirl Rowe of Nassau, in the medical administrative assistant program. During the graduation ceremony, Paul Passineau was honored a member of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, an elite group of national outstanding campus leaders based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success.




MCADAM PROPERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/25/2011 Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1258 Brookview Station Road, Castleton, NY 12033. Purpose: all lawful activities. Latest date to dissolve 12/31/2095.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Pursuant to the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York, notice is hereby given that the limited liability company with the name “Liberty Ridge Farm, LLC” has been formed. The articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSSNY) on 5/11/2011. The office of the LLC is to be located in Rensselaer County, New York. The SSSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served is Liberty Ridge Farm, LLC, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, New York 12154. The nature of the business of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the Limited Liability Company Law.

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Notice is hereby given that a license, numbers 217033 and 217034, for beer, liquor and/or wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, liquor and/or wine, at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1004 Hoosick Road, Town of Brunswick, County of Rensselaer, New York for on premises consumption. 3 Under Par, Inc., d/b/a Brunswick Greens Notice of Formation Green Element Energy LLC art. of org. filed Secy. of State NY (SSNY) 2/23/11. Off. loc. in RENSSELAER Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 29 Glen Street Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION The name is TRAYNER FOREST PRESERVE, LLC. A NY LLC filed with the SS on 6/7/11. The LLC is located in Rensselaer Co. The SS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address the SS shall mail a copy of any process is, Thomas J. Trayner, Dutch Village, 7-1L, Van Rensselaer Blvd., Menands, NY 12204. The registered agent of the LLC is: Lawrence E. Howard, Esq., 17 Old Route 66, POB 1000, Averill Park, NY, 12018. This LLC was formed for any legal purpose NOTICE OF FORMATION of Autotask Marketing, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/10/11. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 26 Tech Valley Dr, E. Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of Scannell Albany, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/2/11. Office location: Rensselaer County. LLC formed in IN on 5/27/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the IN and principal business address: Scannell Properties, 800 E. 96th St., Suite 175, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Registered agent upon whom process may be served: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Cert. of Form. filed with IN Sec. of State, 302 W. Washington St., Room E018, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the LLC is Mepp's Burgers, LLC. The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Secretary of State on May 20, 2011. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The office of the LLC is to be located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is the designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process is 28 Sherwood Acres Road, East Nassau, New York 12062. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: RSP HOME INSPECTIONS & RELATED SERVICES, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of New York (SSNY) on 05/27/11.Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, P.O Box 22, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Equinox Planning, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/31/11. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1013 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Tal Realty, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/16/11. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 41 Pennington Way, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Qualification of Whisperer Empirical Research Partners LLC App. for Auth. filed Sec'y of State (SSNY) on 6/22/11. Office location: Rensselaer County. LLC org. in DE 4/21/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 15 Dearstyne Rd., Troy, NY 12180. Office address in DE c/o The Corporation Trust Company 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. on file: DE PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19901 Purpose: any lawful activities. PUBLICATION NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY VICTORY LANE CONSULTING, LLC. Dated: Albany, New York May 27, 2011 Notice is hereby given of the formation of the above-named limited liability company for the transaction of business in the State of New York and elsewhere. Pursuant to Limited Liability Law Section 206(a)(8)(b), your attention is directed to the following facts: 1. The name of the limited liability company is Victory Lane Consulting, LLC. 2. The Articles of Organization of Victory Lane Consulting, LLC were filed with the Secretary of State on July 6, 2004. 3. The county in which the principal place of business of Victory Lane Consulting, LLC shall be located is Rensselaer. 4. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against Victory Lane Consulting, LLC to the following post office address: Victory Lane Consulting, LLC, 189 Rice Road, Nassau, New York, 12133. 5. The company does not have a specific date of dissolution. 6. The character or purpose of the business of Victory Lane Consulting, LLC is as follows: To engage in any business permitted under the laws of the State of New York.

LEGAL NOTICE CONSIDER IT DONE ENTERPRISE LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 3/17/11. NY Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 8919 Rte. 66, Averill Park, NY 12018. General Purposes.


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ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. 274-5100

HANDYMAN Framing, sheetrock, floors, finish work, painting, odd jobs. Free est. Great prices. Carmine 496-0968

EXCAVATION/STONE/SEPTIC Septic tanks cleaned & repaired. Drainage, driveways. Stone, topsoil, gravel & mulch. 495-9129

HANDYMAN Painting, plumbing, electrical and more. (518) 674-2908, 229-6811

FENCE INSTALLATION Customer buys own fence & we’ll install it. Call (518) 860-8860 FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811 FENCING Backyard fencing. Call 451-0531 FIREWOOD Order now. Cut, split & delivered. All hardwood $170/cord. Quantity discount on local deliv. 658-2303

HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck s porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161 HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346 HOME HEALTH AIDES Available 24 hrs., 7 days. Live in available. 331-2142 HORSE BOARDING Greystone Ranch, full care, box stalls, pasture, 2 riding rings, trails $250/mo, farrier svc. 857-9355

SERVICES PAINTING/PAPER HANGING Interior / exterior painting. Wall papering, taping, drywall hanging. Over 30 yrs. experience. Call Leonard 733-9786 PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331

HOUSE CLEANING Using Green cleaners. Call for price. Bonded. Jill 727-1342 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 34 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 IMMEDIATE CASH FOR JEWELRY Market prices paid immediately for precious metals in any form or condition. All gold, platinim, silver, diamonds, coins and high end swiss watches. Metal RefiningRecycling Industry. For appointment. 847-9575 J & D TREE SERVICE Fully insured, free estimates, reasonable rates. Call Justin @ 518-842-0561 or 518-557-3646 JCB ROOFING & Construction Professional, experienced and insured. 470-6525 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, basements, garages. Get it done fast for less cash. Fully ins. 8926354 JUNK CARS We pay top dollars for all junk cars, trucks, vans, etc. Call (518) 322-0654

JUNK CARS WANTED $100- $500 for cars, trucks. Cash. Free pick-up. 365-3368 LANDSCAPING Mowing, Bi/weekly. Cleanups, mulch, etc. Fully insured. Mike Miller. Lawn & Order. 858-8580

POOLS Installs, liner changes, cleanings, repairs & water. 766-5386

LAWN CARE All clean-ups, mowing, pruning, mulching. Serving N/E Greenbush, WSL, Poes. Don 588-6123

PLUMBING, HEATING & A/C Licensed & fully ins. 283-7121, cell 221-7703

LAWN CARE Spring clean ups. Mowing, yard cleanups. Lecks Property Management. Comm/res. 6741111

PRESSURE WASH/PAINTING Custom painting, deck refinish, cedar & alum. siding. Keep your home clean. Town or country, local cell 618-8051. Free estimates.

LAWN MOWER REPAIR Prompt, reliable service, pickup & del. avail.Mike Horowitz 477-8378 LAWN SERVICE Full lawn service. Free estimates. Call Zach 669-5734 MASONRY All phases, new and old. Fully insured. Call Shawn 577-0962 MASONRY CONCRETE Patios, foundations & all types of repairs. Cultured stone. Small jobs welcome.Fully ins. free est. 257-2935 MASONRY Concrete * Brick * Tile * Stone 477-8453 MOVERS Lamanna Moving. Family op. since 1928. Free est. Senr. Disc. Friendly prof staff Steve 301-8794 MULCH/ STONE/ TOPSOIL Free delivery spreading available. 495-9129 or 322-2664 PAINT AA HAWKEYE PAINTING. Int/Ext pressure wash. Fully ins.944-4997 PAINT All phases, wallpaper removed. Insured. Free est. 368-3716

ROOFING Specializing in architectural, 3 tab, metal, cedar shakes & repairs. Free estimate. Call 378-6298. ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING All phases. Shingles and rubber. Repairs. Free est. Poestenkill Mountain Farms 605-8392 ROOFING Pro Tech Roofing & Repairs. Comm/res rubber, TPO shingle, standing seam metal. Free est, fully ins. 257-0411

LAWN AND YARD SERVICE Garden work, edging, mulching, mowing. 641-8391

PAINTING AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 18yrs exp.Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. 424-0078

ROOFING/SIDING All types roofing, vinyl siding (518) 465-7492

LAWN CARE Lawn care. Most lawns $30. Senior discount. Call Harry 4794263 or 423-1060

PAINTING Interior/Exterior, 20 years experience. Senior discounts. 237-0352

LAWN CARE Yard work, mowing, hedges, mulch & odd jobs David 496-7414

PAINTING- EXTERIOR Summer deal, Affordable, $75/rm. Exp. Fully ins. Free est. 229-1090

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STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 STONE, TOPSOIL, SAND Backhoe work. Leckonbys. 6741111 STUMP ‘N GRIND Prof. stump grinding srvc. Insured. Best choice. 877-8033/ 301-5712 SURVEYING William Darling Land Surveyor. 279-9726

TELEVISION REPAIR Flat panel TV service. Exchange TV. 400 Columbia Tunrpike. 4821255 or 477-7123

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

ROTO -TILLING Will till garden and other with 8HP Troybilt. 283-0197

TOPSOIL, DRIVEWAY STONE Crusher run, stone, mulch. 4-5yd delivery. Spreading avail. Free est. POESTENKILL MOUNTAIN FARMS. Steve 605-8392 TOPSOIL, MULCH & STONE Driveway & drainage. Topsoil, spread & seeding. Zach 669-5734

TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE & LANDSCAPE SERVICE AMERICAN TREE Backhoe /loader/drainage work. Topsoil, mulch, delivery. Call 283-1380 (hm), 202-6114 (c)

TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 20 yrs. exp. free est. stump removal,ins. 427-1590. TREE SERVICE Removal & trimming. Exp., Free estimates, insured, 766-9346 TREE SERVICE Stump Busters of Wynantskill. Tree & stump removal. 24 hour service. 286-1865 or 573-7464 WATER WELL DOUSING Locate the best water source on your property before you drill a well. 321-4940

SEALCOATING Hand applied. Crack sealing. Commerical/ residential 669-9336

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

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

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

SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223 SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491

Mason DUMPSTER RENTAL Call 573-7464 or 573-1133

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

PRESSURE WASHING: Senior & veteran discount. House pressure washing & roofs. Safe, no harsh chemicals. Free est. 372-1664

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

LANDSCAPING Call now to save 10% on all new landscaping. Free est. Fully ins. Andrew’s Property Maintenance. 733-0146 or 487-9424

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



PRESSURE WASHING House, decks, etc. Fully insured. Kingsway Contracting. 674-0591

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: COUNTRY ACRES ASSOCIATES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/14/11. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 95 Lawrence Street, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

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

Notice of Formation: The name of the limited liability company is: Andi's Apple Cakes, LLC. The Articles of Organization of LLC were filed with the New York Department of state on May 2, 2011. The county, within this state, in which the office of the Limited Liability compay is to be located is Rensselaer. 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: Andrea L. Siegel 110 Iowa Ave, Rennsselaer, NY 12144 Purpose: for any lawful purpose.

CHILD CARE Nancy’s Group Daycare has regular and summer openings. Open early hours. 238-2006 Summer camp specials at A Sunshine Palace Daycare. Call 237-0556 for more information.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation The Bounce Brothers LLC. Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 4/13/11. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 86 Oriole Ave., West Sand Lake, NY 12196. Purpose any lawful activity

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AVERILL PARK FIREMEN TO THE RESCUE At 8 pm on June 17th, at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, there was an audience waiting to see a show, but there was no power at the Center. At that point the Averill Park Firemen were asked if the show could be held in the firehall. Without hesitation they said “YES.” The show took place, a bit later than advertised, but with great performances and an appreciative audience. I am very grateful I am to be living in a community with these people who were so willing to help out. I’ve always been grateful for these volunteers, knowing the sacrifices they make to help people in serious situations. This situation was not dangerous or life-threatening, but important to the people involved, and the Averill Park Firemen were great examples of kindness, community support and friendship. Thank you! ~Submitted by, Val Kavanaugh

This year join St. Jude the Apostle Church & School for “TWO” Craft Fairs - Located in Wynantskill. • Back by popular demand – Saturday, September 24, 2011 - International Fall Family Festival will again include a Craft Fair from 11:30AM - 7PM. • NEW this year – Saturday, November 5, 2011 - Craft & Vendor Fair from 9:30AM – 3PM – Dammann Hall (school gym). Space is limited, call Mary today for details and applications at 326-0722 or email


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A special Thank You to Hannan’s for the dumpster and Dennis Tremont at Tremont Lumber for the tent. Over the last 20 years, the Poestenkill Business Association has been able to GIVE OVER $100,000 BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.

CITY OF RENSSELAER SUMMER CONCERTS The City of Rensselaer schedules summer concerts in River- side Park. This event is sponsored by The Albany Port District Commission, The Rensselaer Kiwanis Club and The City of Rensselaer Senior Citizen Center. July 4th - DJ Diamond Jim; July 5th - Tom Healey Band; July 12th - Myers and Yonkers; July 19th - Winchester and Young; July 26th - Donnie Elvis; August 2nd - True-tones; August 9th - Kenny Pratt; August 16th - Irish Tenors (BBQ Dinner); August 23rd - Courtney VanDyke; August 30th - Tommy Dick-All-American Jukebox. Concerts are held at Riverside Park (under the bridge) on Tuesdays, from 6PM to 8PM.



The annual CHS Classes of the ‘70s Alumni Party is set for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the E.G. Town Park. This year’s party will combine the 35th reunion for Class of 1976. More info will be posted on Classmates and on our Facebook page set up for this party: Columbia-hs EastGreenbushny. Be sure to send a Friend Request! Or, contact one of the following to have a flyer forwarded to you: CAROLINE LYNCH ZEYAK at 518-928-3223; TAMMY BUB WELLS at 518-273-6506, or HELENE MAYONE REED at 518-527-9623 Spread the word!

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Holly is a short-haired brown tiger kitty, about 7 years old. She is a very out-going, interactive kitty once you get to know her. She loves to be petted and cuddled and will seek you out for affection. She loves to sit on your lap and likes to be on a perch up high to watch the household activity. She likes to play and scratch on an old cardboard box and her scratching post - especially if you treat it with a little catnip! She would be a loving companion and would appreciate her chance at a “forever home” with a good person or family. Please consider adopting Holly! As with all Purrfect Companion kitties, Holly is up-to-date on routine shots, house trained and neutered or spayed. For more information on Holly, please contact one of the following Purrfect Companions’ representatives: Jane at 436-7450 or Maryann at 331-2221 or at 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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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT ST. JUDE’S St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill will hold Vacation Bible School from July 11-15, 2011 (9AM to Noon) for ages 312 ($20.00 for 1 child, $10.00 for each additional child). Theme Overview is PANDAMANIA. No matter what station they’re exploring, kids will hear the daily Bible Point–and experience it in a new way! At PandaMania, the daily Bible Point is carefully integrated into each station’s activities to reinforce Bible learning. Each activity is an important part of kids’ overall learning experience—kind of like the pieces of a puzzle.From music to snacks and everything in between, each part of PandaMania VBS is intentionally designed to focus on the things that matter—connecting kids to God—and eliminating the things that don’t. It’s about preparing each child’s heart to receive the gospel message in an unforgettable way. It’s about enabling kids to share God’s love with others. It’s about why you do VBS.PandaMania VBS is intentionally designed to connect kids to God, create change in their hearts, and give them opportunities to share God’s love with others. Making Jesus real to kids. To join us for an adventure of a lifetime, please stop by St. Jude the Apostle Parish Office, or call 2831162 for a registration form.


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SONSURF BEACH BASH VBS! W. STEPHENTOWN BAPTIST VBS Adventure awaits in the Big Apple! Please come and join us for our vacation bible school July 11th-15th from 6-8:30pm. There is no cost and it is open to all children ages 4 through high school. Come and enjoy crafts, music, games and more! So grab a cab and head on over to see how life and faith connect! Any questions please contact Beth Cretaro via email:

“SON SURF BEACH BASH” AT THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Summer is quickly approaching and you know what that means – Vacation Bible School! This year’s program at Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter Street, Troy) is “Son Surf Beach Bash” and will be held August 8th – 12th from 6:15-8:15 P.M. All children and youth aged preschool through fifth grade are invited to join us. Throughout the week at “Son Surf Beach Bash” we will be exploring the pages of God’s Word to discover the answers to our big questions about Jesus: Who is Jesus? Why can I trust Jesus? Why do I need Jesus? How can Jesus help me when I mess up? What does Jesus mean to me? “Son Surf Beach Bash” is not just for children. We also offer an adult Bible study/discussion group. You are invited to come with your children to the opening program and then stay to participate in the adult Bible study. The session will end in time for you to participate in the closing program with your children. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 283-2420.

BRUNSWICK CHURCH VBS This year, Brunswick Church will be hosting our Vacation Bible School from July 11-15th from 9am – noon. This year’s VBS theme is “PandaMania, where God is WILD about you!” Kids will participate in small groups, called Crews, and experience amazing Bible adventures that will help each child see how their faith flows into real life. Online registration is now open. Register your child by visiting www.groupvbspro. com/vbs/ez/brunswick church. Brunswick Church is located at 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY 12180, just off of Rt. 351. For more information, call 279-3792 or email:

Sand Lake Ecumenical Vacation Bible School will be held August 1-5, 2011 at St. Henry’s Church in Averill Park from 9am-12pm each day. At SonSurf Beach Bash VBS, kids learn that there is only one truth: Jesus. Five Bible verses, five days of discovery & an experience that can last a lifetime: SonSurf Beach Bash VBS will bring your kids closer to Jesus, every day. Registering early is encouraged and greatly appreciated. You may get your registration forms at Salem United Methodist Church, St. Henry’s Church and the Church of the Covenant. You can also obtain one by contacting Melissa Barber at 477-5607 or Marie Frost at 674-3818 or by going to our new website, Like us on Facebook and you can be kept up to date on all the latest VBS news! Sand Lake VBS is a free event and all are welcome!

POESTENKILL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Join us on Aug 8th for a week of fun in the Son at the Poestenkill Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Beach Bash. At the Son Surf Beach Bash, children will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. Most importantly however, when they meet up with Jesus, they’ll discover just how much God loves them. We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting event with the children and parents in our neighborhood. We hope you will join us for the Son Surf Beach Bash at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poestenkill. If you are interested in registering, please contact Sue Wagner at or (518) 283-4139.

SON ROCK KIDS CAMP at FIRST REFORMED OF WYNANTSKILL The First Reformed Church of Wynantskill (corner of Main Ave and Church St) is making all the preparations for Son Rock Kids Camp VBS July 17-21 from 6-8 PM. Kids ages 4-entering 6th grade are invited to join us for some fun in the “Son” as we learn more about our Rock, Jesus Christ. Each night will be filled with exciting Bible stories, fun filled games, amazing arts and crafts and yummy snacks. Early registration for this life changing experience is encouraged and appreciated. To register, please contact the church office at 283-4420 or email and request a registration form. A suggested donation of $5 per child or $10 per family is appreciated to help with the cost of supplies. This summer will rock at Son Rock Kids Camp. We hope that you will join us!

AUTOS FOR SALE Cars on consignment, and we buy cars. Call for details. 286-3350

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS Attention New York State Drivers: There will be a two part six hour defensive driving class at the Pittstown Methodist Church Hall, 45 Old Route 7, Pittstown, Tuesday, July 26 - Wednesday July 27, 6:30 - 9:30 PM both nights. This course saves NYS Licensed Drivers up to 4 points off your license and 10% off insurance rates for three years (yes, you can get both at the same time)! Please sign up ahead for this class. It fills up quickly. Cost: $35 per individual or $30 each for groups of 3 or more when signing up. Call Mike, 663-5651, for questions and to sign up. Sponsored by the National Traffic Safety Institute. Mike has been teaching this class since 1992. It is a fun and interactive class where you learn and discuss various traffic issues and concerns.

AREA STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY Cornell University is pleased to announce the following students graduated with the Class of 2011 during Commencement ceremonies in Ithaca, N.Y., on May 29, 2011: Noelle Chaine of Brainard, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Rebecca Stanley of Castleton, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Elizabeth Spink of Castleton, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Sarnai Chuluunbaatar of Rensselaer, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology. Michael Schwendeman of Troy, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Kelli Bailey of West Sand Lake, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Kathryn Stone of Schodack Landing, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences.

HOMETOWN NAZARETH: WHERE JESUS WAS A KID A summer family event called Hometown Nazareth will be hosted at Hope United Methodist Church, 566 Brunswick Rd., Troy, from August 1 to August 5. Families step back in time at Hometown Nazareth, exploring what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Jesus’ mom, Mary, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved. A mission project will be included as part of the program. Hometown Nazareth will run from 6pm to 8:15pm each day. For more information, call 669-3494.

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LOCALS GRADUATE from UNIVERSITY of NEW HAVEN The following students graduated from the University of New Haven on May 15, 2011: Jason Cotroneo of East Greenbush, received a M.A. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology. Jessica Kufs of Troy, received a M.S. in Forensic Science. Dante Lepore of Rensselaer, received a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Forensic Science.

The marriage of Season Elizabeth Marian Fiedler, daughter of William and Delia Fiedler of Arkville, New York to Larry Arthur Browe, son of Larry and Cathy Browe of Averill Park, New York, took place on May 2, 2011. The ceremony and reception took place on the beach in Negril, Jamaica. Following the wedding, the couple enjoyed a honeymoon at Sandals Beach Resort and Spa. The couple is residing in Averill Park, New York.



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