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IRISH NUDES LIVE IN THE CAFÉAN EVENING OF ONE ACT PLAYS Circle Theatre Players holds auditions for their evening of seven one acts to be held the weekend of October 17th. These original plays concerning communication, decisions and secrets are written by Capital Region Playwrights. The playwrights include Adam O’Connor, Eric Washburn, Val Kavanaugh, Sue Frost, Deborah Dorman, Joe Starzyk, Sandra Hutchison. Needed are 11 women and 9 men, ages 20-60 and five non-speaking parts for ages 14-40. Dates for the auditions are September 3, 4, 6 from 7-9pm on stage at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. This is a great opportunity for those with busy schedules to “tred the boards”.



The Town of East Greenbush Community & Recreation Services Dept. proudly announces The 2013 Saturday in The Park Fall Festival on Saturday, September 21st. The Festival will be held at Hampton Manor & Onderdonk Park located off of Hampton Ave in East Greenbush. Join us for a day at the lake with numerous craft & food vendors, bouncy house, pony rides, raffles from numerous local businesses, live music and more! Saturday in The Park runs from 11am-3pm. For more information, contact The Community & Recreation Services Dept. at 518-477-4194.

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Perhaps like many, when you were young you saw seasons as clearly defined and unchangeable. The last day of school marked the first day of summer, the first snowfall meant winter, and maybe the first time your favorite football team took the field, fall had arrived. As I have gotten older, and the years move more quickly, it is not the seasons, but the changes between seasons that I am more aware of. Spring is eagerly awaited, summer passes too quickly and a last leaf exiting a barren tree says fall is rushing into winter. When you own and operate a local, independent retail business, you must negotiate these changes on an immediate and intimate basis. For 35 years, The Sweater Venture has worked cooperatively with indigenous communities around the world, principally in South America and SE Asia, in designing, knitting, carving, crafting, looming, painting of knitwear, clothing, jewelry, art and musical instruments. While our reach is global, and sales are national, to be successful we try to stay focused on the local. That means keeping the clothes, accessories and jewelry on our retail floor fresh and relevant. Each new month, each change of weather provides the chance to show new colors, fabrics and fashions to provide you a fresh look to make you comfortable, confident and appropriately appointed for whatever your day may bring. Then seasons change and it’s time to move forward. We do it by having events designed to offer savings on late season items that create space to highlight our newest offerings. Two such events are upcoming. On the weekend of August 24th and 25th, we will celebrate our 11th anniversary in East Greenbush with a big tent sale. End-of-season pricing will be reflected on the last of the summer fashions. That will clear space for us to unveil our new sweater and accessory lines for fall. We have been hand knitting this collection since spring and

are excited to show you the new yarns, colors and styles perfect for the change of season. That event will be on the weekend of September 14th and 15th. If you would like to receive email announcements of these and other events, please go to our website: and sign up. We hope to see you at one or both events as we celebrate changing seasons with “out with the old, in with the new!”

LOCALS EARN DEAN’S LIST at SAINT JOSEPH’S U. The following residents earned dean’s list honors for the Spring 2013 semester at Saint Joseph’s University. Cameron R. Colloton of East Greenbush is majoring in Sociology. Andrew M. Jaromin of East Greenbush is majoring in Elementary Educ: 4th - 8th Gr. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn Dean’s List status for a semester.

YIDDISH NIGHT at THE NASSAU SYNAGOGUE AND JEWISH CENTER The Nassau Synagogue & Jewish Community Center, located on Route 20 in Nassau, will be honoring the 100th Anniversary of the synagogue as they celebrate their Annual “Yiddish Night” on Sunday, August 25, at 7 p.m. The synagogue has always been a strong promoter of the preservation of Yiddish through the presentation of this special event each year. The theme this year will be “Jewish Life in the Shtetl of Nassau.” Former and present members of the Nassau Synagogue and Jewish community are invited to come and share their reminiscences and stories about their life in Nassau. These stories will be videotaped by Matthew Weiss, the U. Albany student intern who will be writing an historical document about the Nassau Synagogue and Jewish community. In addition, there will be a presentation about the shtetls of Eastern Europe and Yiddish songs about life in the shtetl will be sung by Lynn Gross. All who are interested in participating are asked to call Lynn Gross (732-4037), Roseann Roth (4638267) or email for more information.

DIETSCH GRADUATES FROM BASIC TRAINING Air Force Airman Christian Dietsch graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Dietsch is the son of Beth Knapp of County Route Seven, Nassau. He is a 2009 graduate of Columbia High School, East Greenbush.



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ANNUAL E.G. LIBRARY ELECTION AND BUDGET VOTE ON SEPTEMBER 5th East Greenbush Community Library Annual District Election will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013, from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. at the Library located at 10 Community Way. The proposed 2014 library budget of $1,837,361.00 is on the ballot. This represents a total budget increase of 2.5% over the voter approved 2013 budget. Any voter registered to vote in East Greenbush general elections may vote in the library election. Voters can apply for an absentee ballot. Applications can be picked up in the library at the Reference Desk and need to be personally delivered to the library no later than August 27, 2013. Ballots need to be postmarked no later than the day before the election, September 4, 2013. Copies of the budget are available in the library or on the library’s website, The second proposal on the ballot is the election of one trustee to serve a five-year term on the Board of Trustees beginning in January 2014. The trustee candidate running for this position is Patricia Hulihan. Ms. Hulihan has been a resident of East Greenbush for eight years. She is a retired teacher and reading specialist who is a frequent user of the library. She has a lifelong love of reading and enjoys the environment of the library.

ATTENTION POESTENKILL RESIDENTS The Town Clerk has announced extended hours as of Thursday, September 5th. In addition to her current hours, for your convenience the Town Clerk’s office will be open every Thursday from 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. The Clerk’s hours are now; Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8–5, Thursday 47 and Saturday 8–12 Noon. Sue Horton,Town Clerk

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL Rensselaer County ’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton will be having an ice cream social, sponsored by Fidelis, on Friday, September 20, 2013, following lunch (entrée; Stuffed Shells w/Italian Style Tomato Sauce) at 12:30PM. Reservations are required for our nutritious lunch at noon with a suggested contribution of $2.75. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome. To make your reservations, please call 279-3485.

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT IN EAST NASSAU Letter to the Editor: Recently, an E. Nassau Village Board member’s newsletter claimed I “resigned” as DPW Supt, that a “deputy position was created to have sufficient coverage in the winter months as well as have a clear grasp of both capital projects and maintenance of roads.” This is abject nonsense and patently false. I was shown the door. Elected Mayor 2004, I continued including DPW responsibilities with no salary beyond the Mayor’s yearly $2,000. We added winter services 1/05 and the total hit $3,000. I chose not to run for a 5th term in 2012, but continued as DPW Supt. at $5,000 still in part using my own vehicles and equipment. In March 2013, post meeting, without prior discussion, Mayor Levinn told me winter work would be separated, my salary would be reduced to $3,500, a deputy appointed, the $9,000 budgeted for a truck, withdrawn. (Compare officials’ salaries on our website.) As to “winter coverage”, I guess I imagined the 3:30 AM phone calls surrounded by poring over radar images to plan winter operations with contractor Joe Darcy, conferring with 2 school districts on schedules, and travel to discern conditions, day after day. Refer to this same newsletter 2/12 re my accomplishments, the Mayor’s 3/13 budget letter re my “conservative management” and it’s a different story. Still, nothing on the $29-$30,000. I recovered from FEMA, my member item grants or establishing State revenue sharing. Total: about $150,000.- add the road improvements and a CHIPs eligible project every year. For me, if you want good government, or a quality community, you take a role. 6 years on the Board, 8 years as Mayor/DPW Supt, 1 year as DPW and it’s the boot. While some feel flags and Martha Stewartizing E. Nassau define government, I stood up for the small, responsive government we promised you in 1997, Equal Protection under our zoning law and productive spending. Unfortunately, an ambitious Board member who couldn’t accept responsibility or the kitchen’s heat, prevailed. I loved every bit of serving you, would do it all over again and I’m available. My comments here are an expression of my personal opinion. Expect denials. ~ Robert L. Henrickson, East Nassau

and BAKE SALE The Brunswick Historical Society will sponsor a tag and bake sale on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their headquarters, Garfield School, 605 Brunswick Road (Rt. 2) in Eagle Mills. You may reserve an 8x10 space for the tag sale for $20.00 by calling Sherry at 279-3325 (please supply your own table). This event will be held rain or shine. The event will also feature our delicious homemade baked goods for sale. A beautiful antique quilt will be on display and tickets are available for this major fundraiser. Lunch will be available.


Parents and Guardians of Algonquin Middle School Students: Please join us for our annual Open House, scheduled for Thursday, September 19, from 6:45 to 8:45pm. At the Open House, you will be able to meet your students’ teachers and learn more about our instructional program and extracurricular activities. That evening the Algonquin Parent Organization will also be sponsoring a BOOK FAIR. We hope that you can join us for this exciting event.

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.

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NASSAU LIBRARY PROGRAMS IN AUGUST • Friday, Aug. 23rd at 7:00 pm - Adult Summer Reading Program (SRP) Reception and a book signing by local historian Kurt Vincent at 7:00 pm in the library. There will be light refreshments and Kurt Vincent will show some images from his new book on Nassau History. Following his presentation there will be a raffle for adults registered in the Nassau SRP: a Gift Basket from Cross-Eyed Owl in Valatie, NY; a Harvest Basket (Philip Orchards, Golden Harvest, and Love Apple Farm); and a Reader’s Basket . Weekly in August: Mondays Chess Club at 6:00 pm; Wednesdays Story Time at 10:30 am and Wednesdays Drop-in Computer Help at 2:00 pm. The Library will be closed Monday, September 2nd, for Labor Day. Information at 518-766-2715.


EMILY CRONE CONDUCTS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Troy High School graduate Emily Crone, of Troy, NY, and a member of the Colgate Class of 2016, is one of about 150 Colgate University students conduc-ting serious research on and off campus this summer as a paid research fellow. Crone is conducting research in biology, with the guidance of Biology Professor James Watkins. Summer fellowships at Colgate allow students to work closely with faculty for eight to ten weeks on projects of common interest, and across disciplines, from biology and neuroscience to geology and sociology, to name a few.

STUDENTS INTERN THROUGH SUNY OSWEGO More than 150 students took part in internships this summer through SUNY Oswego’s Experience-Based Education program, among them several local students. The interns, with their class year and major in parentheses, include: Kristen M. Dergurahian of Castleton: Schenectady Free Health Clinic in Schenectady (senior, wellness management); Zak L. Guthrie of Troy: Troma Entertainment in Queens (senior, cinema and screen studies); Lauren N. Nunziato of West Sand Lake: Summit Physical Therapy in Oswego (senior, wellness management); Ali K. Stewart of West Sand Lake: CBS 6-Albany in Niskayuna (senior, broadcasting and mass communication); Jessica Catricala of Wynantskill: Seton Health Physical Therapy in Rensselaer (senior, wellness management) The Experience-Based Education program at Oswego places students in internships and career awareness opportunities that allow them to earn college credits while garnering valuable life experience.

Standing at attention in his dress blues, surrounded by friends, family and coworkers, newly promoted Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson received his new stars from his wife Janine, and son Andy, at his pin-on ceremony here August 2, 2013. Jansson, the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons, Armament Directorate, pinned on the rank of major general in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore II, commander, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “This promotion is a lot less about me and what I’ve done, but instead much more about those who’ve helped me along the way,” said Jansson. “After I was commissioned, I had some of the very best supervisors. What great supervisors and leaders have in common is both model the kind of leadership that positively motivates the very best performance in their people. It leads them to do extraordinary things.” Moore explained to those in attendance what an accomplishment this was for Jansson. The general elaborated there are just more than 100 major generals in the entire Air Force, “a small number in a large Air Force - that does not happen by accident.” “You think about what General Jansson has done in his career,” said Moore. “He’s proven excellence in his abilities as an engineer, as a manager and as a leader through what he’s touched.” Moore went on to complement Jansson’s ability to live the actions for which he speaks. “He doesn’t just know the words, he’s lives them,” explained Moore. “We talk about principles we view across our organization such as discipline and unity of purpose. I would tell you General Jansson has lived those words. You think about bringing capability to the field and building strong teams, and he has done it.” After swearing in and receiving his second star, Jansson expressed his sincere gratitude to those who helped him arrive at this momentous occasion.

LOCAL STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LIST AT U. OF ROCHESTER Alison Emilie Jane Schaefer, a sophomore majoring in studio arts at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the spring 2013 semester. Schaefer, a resident of West Sand Lake, N.Y., is the daughter of Peter Schaefer and Susan Schaefer, and a graduate of Averill Park High School in Averill Park, N.Y. Erik Wagner Laurin, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the spring 2013 semester. Laurin, a resident of Castleton, N.Y., is the son of Tom and Mary Ann Laurin, and a graduate of Maple Hill High School in Castleton, N.Y.

E.G. BOARD MEMBERS ADDRESS TOWN’S FINANCIAL STATUS Letter to the Editor: Let us assure the residents of East Greenbush that the Town is nowhere near filing for bankruptcy. Had either Stephen Moore (Newsmax) or Rick Karlin (Times Union) contacted the Town they would have learned this. Mr. Moore asserts that “A New York state audit concluded that years of fiscal mismanagement - including questionable employment contracts - left East Greenbush more than $2 million in debt.” Let us unequivocally state that the alleged questionable employment contracts occurred and were halted prior to our taking office (Ginny O’Brien took office in January, 2010. Phil Malone and Sue Mangold in November, 2010). The $2 million in debt that Mr. Moore mentioned is owed BY East Greenbush TO East Greenbush. Previous administrations borrowed from the Sewer and Water Funds to support General and Highway Fund operations and failed to repay the borrowed funds. We have been proactive in addressing our Town’s financial situation: The 2010 – 2012 Adopted Budgets included nearly $1.1 million to repay the Sewer and Water Funds. We will continue this practice until complete repayment has occurred. Retained independent CPA firms to audit the 2009 – 2012 Financial Statements. In closing, let us again assure the residents of East Greenbush that the Town is proactively addressing our Town’s financial situation. Sincerely, Councilperson Ginny O’Brien, Councilperson Phil Malone, Councilperson Sue Mangold 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.

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EAST GREENBUSH #2 on NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY LIST? Letter to the Editor: The Town of East Greenbush made national news recently, and it is NOT flattering. In an article featured on, East Greenbush ranked #2 out of “20 Cities That May Face Bankruptcy After Detroit,” falling second only to Compton, CA. It goes on to report- “A New York state audit concluded that years of fiscal mismanagement — including questionable employment contracts and illegal payments to town officials — left East Greenbush more than $2 million in debt.” The above mentioned audit, released in 2012 for period January 1, 2010-October 31, 2011, also stated that Town officials did not even know the correct fund balances (which did NOT balance), due to years of less than adequate accounting. How much is the deficit now, almost 2 years later? Let this serve as a wake-up call to East Greenbush residents: WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY! The numbers don’t lie. We need to educate ourselves, remain vigilant, and stand up for our town, while we still have a chance. In the upcoming elections, we have an opportunity to take the first steps to avoid the disaster we are gravely headed toward. It’s our duty to elect competent new candidates who will best serve the town’s interests. During the last 10 years, our fiscal decline and irresponsibility has continually worsened, but one thing has remained constant...a Democrat-controlled Town Council. Those are the facts. If we continue down our current path of mismanagement, we WILL fall off the cliff. Wake-up, East Greenbush, NY! There ARE other candidates who are offering us a promising alternative, with a bow on it. I urge my fellow East Greenbush residents to do their research, get out to vote, and help elect new Town officials who will strive to put us back on a stable path to a better future. ~ Scott Russo - Concerned East Greenbush Resident 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.

A few years ago I wrote a story about the “everything” establishment in Wynantskill, namely Houser’s Store. However, there was a general store that proceeded Houser’s that dated back to the mid-19th century which was the only store in Wynantskill and it too sold everything. The store was built in 1863 by Philo Westphall and was located at the corner of West Sand Lake Road and Main Avenue. This was an ideal location for a store as it sat on a stage coach route from Troy all the way to Boston. In 1880, a sixteen year old lad named Sanford B. Ketchum went to work for Westphall. Ten years later, he purchased the store and operated it for 31 years before selling it to Iva Puffer and her family. The store dealt in flour, feed, farm equipment, groceries, clothing, shoes, china, kitchen ware, furnishings, harness, peppermint lozenges and even a farm wagon. A portion of the store was the Wynantskill post office. Ketchum served as assistant postmaster and later postmaster until he retired in 1940- a 50 year career. Many times the store was the gathering place for village inhabitants. After the mail was sorted, the place was turned over to amateur philosophers and checker board experts. Most days were uneventful. Except, possibly the time two young boys decided to burglarize the post office. They did gain entry and secure a few dollars, but they were quickly apprehended. Also, twice in the early automobile days, trucks failed to negotiate the turn from the West Sand Lake Road and smashed head on into the store. There was another time when an automobile headed straight for the post office while Mr. Ketchum sat in a chair by the window and watched it skid into a telephone pole at the last minute. Ketchum sold the store in 1921 to the Puffer family who continued to run it until 1941 when it was torn down because the bridge over the Wynantskill was widened. The location near the creek had caused flooding problems for many years. The Puffers then moved the store and the post office across the street to Main and Orchard. When Mrs. Puffer died in 1958, the post office temporarily moved to the corner of Main and Dodge. By then, Houser’s Store had become the “everything” store in Wynantskill.

LIVING HISTORY DAY AT OAKWOOD: CLARA BARTON AND RICE BULL Join the Friends of Oakwood Cemetery on Sat., August 24, 9:00-12 Noon, $15.00 pp. This tour is a must for anyone with an interest in our nation’s history, particularly the Civil War. Phyllis Chapman, historic interpreter, will bring Clara Barton to life, covering her work with the wounded of the Civil War and how she brought the Red Cross to the U.S. Ms. Chapman will be in period dress and have authentic medical artifacts to aid in her lively presentation. Bob Mulligan will portray Rice Bull, a Civil War soldier who miraculously survived a horrendous war experience. Don’t miss this fascinating program, which will take place in the beautiful Earl Chapel. Seating is limited. Call now to register: 1-800-556-6273. Leave your name, phone, number of people, and tour name. Pay cash or local check on arrival.

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2012 VAN RENSSELAER AWARDS RECIPIENTS The Chamber announces the 2013 recipients of its prestigious Van Rensselaer Awards to be presented at the Van Rensselaer Dinner this fall. The honors include the Van Rensselaer Corporate and Small Business Awards and the Edward H. Pattison Citizenship Award. “The Chamber’s annual Van Rensselaer Awards present a perfect opportunity to recognize businesses and individuals who are making a significant difference in our communities,” said 2013 Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors Jo Ann LeSage Nelson. “This year’s recipients exemplify the meaning of commitment to our region’s quality of life and demonstrate their continuous support in extraordinary ways that benefit all of Tech Valley.” The Van Rensselaer Corporate Award will be presented to Rifenburg Construction, Inc. in recognition of its longstanding role in supporting the region’s quality of life, civic, and community organizations. The 2012 Van Rensselaer Small Business Award (50 employees or less) will be presented to eBizDocs in recognition of outstanding contributions to area communities. This year’s Edward H. Pattison Citizenship Award, also known as “The Ebbie,” will be presented to Lambert Ginsberg, Esq. Attorney at Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PC for his exemplary commitment to improving the lives of individuals through community involvement. The Van Rensselaer Dinner is set for Thursday, September 19, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street in Troy. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a networking cocktail reception followed by the awards ceremony and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are $90 per person, with Chairman’s Circle tables of 10 available for $1,100. Register online at The Van Rensselaer Dinner is underwritten by Capital Bank, CDPHP, and The Phoenix Companies.

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NY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS RECEIVE NEW RANK/NEW RESPONSIB. New York Army National Guard Announces Soldier Promotions Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Nicholas Scialdone from Troy, and serving with the 206th Military Police Company is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Michael Weber from Eagle Bridge, and serving with the 466th Medical Company Area Support is promoted to the rank of Private. Michael Ovitt from Cropseyville, and serving with the Company C, 2-108th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Zachary Orsini from Averill Park, and serving with the Company C, 2-108th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Specialist. John Chaffee from Hoosick Falls, and serving with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Calvin Montes from Troy, and serving with the Division Signal Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Private First Class. Charles Questel from East Greenbush, and serving with the Division Signal Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Candilynn Valigorsky from Troy, and serving with the Division Signal Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Specialist. Shawn Watts from Troy, and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 501st Ordance Battalion Explosive Ordance Disposal is promoted to the rank of Private. Sean Markham from Schodack, and serving with the Headquarters, 106th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) is promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Garrett Cummings from Troy, and serving with the Headquarters, 106th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Tarry Landrigan from East Greenbush, and serving with the Medical Command is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Brian Shea from Sand Lake, and serving with the Joint Force Headquarters is promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit or

RENSSELAER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The Rensselaer Alumni Association will meet on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 6:30 pm at Rensselaer High School in the LGI room. They will be discussing the upcoming Homecoming game on Oct. 11th when the winner of the beautiful quilt will be drawn at half time. There is still time to purchase tickets from any alumni member or on the night of the game, tickets are $2.00 for 1 chance, $5.00 for 3 chances or $10 for 8 chances. Also on the agenda at Tuesdays meeting will be a discussion for a memorial to alumni who served in the military. Anyone who attended or graduated from the Rensselaer School District are welcome to attend and new members to the Alumni Association are encouraged to participate.

APCSD FREE AND REDUCED MEAL POLICY 2013-2014 Averill Park Central School District announced a free and reduced price meal (Free Milk) policy for Averill Park area school children. Local school officials have adopted the following family eligibility criteria to assist them in determining eligibility:

2013-2014 INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS SNAP/TANF/FDPIR Households: Households which currently include children who receive SNAP or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) must complete an application listing the child’s name, a SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR case number and the signature of an adult household member, or provide a Eligibility letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Children in the household with the same case number may be included on the same application. Separate applications are required for children in the same household with different case numbers. If the family does not list a SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR case number for all children for whom they are applying, then the application must contain all the information as required for “other households” as described below. Other Households: Households with incomes the same or below the amount of money listed above for their family size may be eligible for and are urged to apply for free and/or reduced price meals (or free milk). They may do so by filling in the application forms sent home with a letter to parents. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year to Karen Andriano, 146 Gettle Rd., Averill Park, NY 12018. The information provided on the application will be confidential and will be used for determining eligibility. The school district does, however, have the right to verify at any time during the school year the information on the application. If a parent does not give the school this information, the child/children will no longer be able to receive free or reduced price meals (free milk). Foster children may also be eligible for these benefits. A separate application for a foster child is no longer necessary. The Assistant Superintendent for Business, whose address is 146 Gettle Rd., Averill Park, NY has been designated as the Hearing Official. Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy. However, prior to initiating the hearing procedure, the parent or School Food Authority may request a conference to provide an opportunity for the parent and official to discuss the situation, present information, and obtain an explanation of the data submitted in the application or the decisions rendered. The request for a conference shall not in any way prejudice or diminish the right to a fair hearing. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)

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Work continues on road projects as the crews try to catch up from a wet construction season. The Town Board recently approved another $54,000 in construction costs for this effort. Another new large plow truck has arrived just in time for winter operations. This new truck will join the large loader and smaller plow truck that has already been delivered in 2013. Two smaller plow trucks are anticipated for winter service. This equipment is made possible by refinancing and careful administration to work within our budget. Another successful summer camp has concluded with the longest camp schedule to date. We appreciate the tremendous efforts of Camp Director Pat Sherman and her staff. We would also like to thank Smiles Ice Cream for the donation of the Dunk Tank, Nassau Library for providing a magician, Josh Wolfe for the Bouncy Bounce, Tom Cameron for the donation of games and for the anonymous donation of two loads of fresh sand. The Youth Committee will also be hosting a “Family Fun Day” on August 24th from noon to 4:00 p.m. Please join us at Hoags Corners Fire for a free and good time. Tire Recycling Days will be held September 20-21 at the Transfer Station. This is a great opportunity to rid your yard and garage of those unwanted tires. Work also continues on the Burden Lake Sewer District. Please follow updates on Nassau’s website and for more information on remediation activities at the Loeffel Toxic Waste Site. Efforts also continue to open the Mud Pond Preserve in the fall. If you are interested in joining us for a volunteer day, please contact me directly. The Town Board has approved pay rates for two new Highway employees, completed resolutions for the 2012 audits of departments and appointed Jeanine McCarthy as a member of the Board of Assessment Review. We also welcome new Senior Committee member Donna Bishop. The Board has also unanimously voted to reject an easement agreement with those parties responsible for contamination at the Loeffel Toxic Site. The terms presented did not protect the residents and failed to compensate the Town for its related costs. The position of the Town Board is that our residents will not be forced to continue to pay for the actions or needs of the polluters. As always, please contact me should you require any additional information related to these efforts or any other. Thank you.

SAND LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Sand Lake Historical Society invites the public to its first program of the new school year. All meetings for this year will be held at the Sand Lake Town Hall. Monthly programs are at 7:30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. The meeting will be held in the court room/town meeting room accessible at the ground level entrance on Route 66. The December and May meetings will be the only ones held at a different location. The trustees thank Sand Lake Baptist Church for their hospitality as the meeting place for several years. • Tuesday, September 10 - 7:30 pm - “Meet our new Town of Sand Lake Historian” Bob Moore who will discuss what he has been working on since his appointment in April 2013. He will also take us through the process of creating a simple video documentary that can be a part of your family history. His office hours at the Historian’s Office, located in the back hall of the Sand Lake Town Library are Wednesdays, 10 am- 2 pm and Thursdays, 11 am-2 pm. He succeeds Judy Rowe who retired as Town Historian and Mary French who resigned as Deputy Historian. We are grateful to both of them for their years of service to the Town and to our non-profit private local historical society. Light refreshments will be served following the program. For information, contact Rev. Dr. Robert Loesch, 674-8204 or

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SUMMER’S END Letter to the Editor: Summer’s end is rapidly approaching. Soon, the last of summer’s holidays, Labor Day, will be here along with the possibilities of hurricanes and/or tropical storms. Please be mindful of any approaching storms and if water needs to be let from the “big pond”, please do it gradually before any heavy rainfall while the Poestenkill creek is still fairly dry. Protect the dam - protect the water levels of the Dyken Pond - be considerate of friends and neighbors downstream, who in the past, have paid the price for water being released too rapidly in the midst of a tropical storm, while others were able to enjoy the Labor Day weekend unscathed. Remember The Golden Rule. ~ Joyce A. Blauvelt, Poestenkill Resident 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.

FRIENDS OF THE CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS The Friends of the Castleton Public Library will hold a Book Sale on Saturday, September 21st, from 8am to 2pm at 101 Green Avenue in the Village of Castleton (part of the Village-wide garage sale). In preparation for this event, the Friends of the Castleton Public Library are accepting donations of good condition books, DVDs and CDs. Donations can be placed in the back hallway of the Library/Village Hall (85 South Main Street, Castleton). All donations are greatly appreciated.

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SAND LAKE GARDEN CLUB MEETING The August meeting of the Sand Lake Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, August 28th, at the Town Hall in Sand Lake. Rensselaer County Master Gardener, Helen Dohn, will show us how to weave baskets from long needle pines. Helen will also have some of her creations on display. Members are encouraged to bring something garden related for a show and tell session. This could be an unusual eggplant that you grow, the largest dahlia ever, a wreath that you have made from dried flowers, etc. Let us know what you have been producing in those gardens all summer! The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and is open to all interested gardeners. Refreshments will be served.



When the 2013-14 school year starts in early September, TVHS will welcome a freshmen class that hails from communities across the region. Twenty-nine students make-up the new freshmen class and they will attend TVHS from 16 districts, rural and urban schools alike. School will open Sept. 4 for freshmen at TVHS. All other students will return to school on Sept. 6. The school will be closed on Sept. 5 in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

Village of Castleton will be flushing the fire hydrants from 9am to 12 noon, every Monday (except Labor Day), Tuesday and Wednesday during the month of September. Residents may notice some discolored water, reduced water pressure and should refrain from doing laundry on these days. ~ Castleton Water Department


• 8/22/2013, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Averill Park Church of the Covenant - Fellowship Hall, 3055 Route 43, Averill Park, NY 12018; • 8/24/2013, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, St Michaels Roman Catholic Church - Church Hall, 175 Williams Road, Troy, NY 12180; • 8/26/2013, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Troy Masonic Temple - Dining Room, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY 12180; • 8/29/ 2013, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM, RPI Mueller Center - Lobby and Meeting Room, 15th Street, Troy, NY 12180.

On Sunday, September 1, 2013, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will listen to the words of Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 as the church is urged to “not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” The promise to the people of the church is that God, in Christ Jesus, will always follow through with his promises to God’s people. In the sermon, titled “Jesus, the Same Yesterday, and Today, and Forever,” the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will dwell on how a healthy church must change the way it spreads the news of the Gospel; although the message of the Gospel, in Jesus Christ, remains unchanged. He contends this must be done as change encompasses all other aspects of human life; and that it’s the only way to bring about positive changes in the lives of persons and communities. The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church-School-Building, 43 Church Street, (Route 20,) in the village of Nassau. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church begins worship at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the intersection of Church Street and Route 9J, one half mile south of the only traffic (caution) light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant.

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GREENBUSH REF. CHURCH ANNUAL AUTUMN The Greenbush Reformed Church, located at Hayes Rd and Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush, will be holding their annual AUTUMN CRAFT FAIR on October 19, 2013, from 10am-3pm. There will be over 24 talented crafters/vendors from Rensselaer, Albany, and Columbia counties that will be selling a variety of items such as jewelry, crocheted/knitted items, candles, quilts, baby items, American Doll clothes, wood items, specialty items and much more. Visit the bake sale for delicious pies and breads; children’s activities, raffles, 50/50; and the snack bar for some homemade soup or chili. Please join us for a fun day. For further information, please contact the church office at (518)477-6030, or Linda Adams at (518)479-7113 (e-mail

CHURCH of the COVENANT SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION 2013 - 2014 Come join us at the Church of the Covenant on September 8th at 9:15 am for RALLY DAY – the introduction to our 2013-14 Sunday School Program year. Come join us for light refreshments, crafts, and to learn more about the Sunday School program. Come see old friends and meet some new ones! Registration forms can be filled out at Rally Day, too. We are taking registrations for children interested in the Children’s Sunday School Program. The Sunday School classes will take place during the 9:15 – 10:15 am hour (September, 2013 – May, 2014). Questions? Contact Kelly Foster: 6740213 or at Check us out on Facebook!

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN SAINT MICHAEL’S BOOK AWARD The following local high school students were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Alexander Boyd of Troy, a student at Troy High School; Dylan Burkhart of Troy, a student at Lansingburgh High School; Eric Bush of Averill Park, a student at Averill Park High School; Ashley Daniel of Troy, a student at Lansingburgh High School; Zachary DeThomasis of Rensselaer a student at the Christian Brothers Academy; Casey Gordon of Rensselaer, a student at Tech Valley High School; Morgan Herrle of Castleton, a student at Maple Hill High School; Andrew Jenkins of Castleton, a student at Maple Hill High School; Katherine Keenan of Troy, a student at Troy High School; Courtney King of West Sand Lake, a student at Averill Park High School; Elizabeth Kirwin of Rensselaer, a student at Columbia High School; Daniel LeFave of Troy, a student at Catholic Central High School; Linda Sheeley of Troy, a student at Tamarac High School; Brad Temple of East Greenbush, a student at Columbia High School; Lee Vartigian of Troy, a student at Tamarac High School; . The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael’s, located in Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top 10 college towns, was founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, and through the award seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism. 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.

HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TO CELEBRATE RALLY DAY Hope United Methodist Church will return to its 10:30 A.M. service on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Sunday School will resume for children at the 10:30 A.M. service. Following the church service and Sunday School, there will be a hay ride and picnic at Homestead Farms in Cropseyville. All ages are invited. Hope ALIVE is at 5:30 p.m. The Hope worship center is located at the corner of Garfield Road and Route two in the Town of Brunswick (Eagle Mills). For information, contact Pastor Dave Martin at 518/279-1403 or

TUTUNJIAN ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED WET HOUSE ON HILL ST. Harry Tutunjian, former Troy mayor, has announced his opposition to a proposed “wet house” at a former funeral home in a South Troy neighborhood. Tutunjian said he is concerned about the impact of the wet house on quality of life and property values on the Hill Street neighborhood. Tutunjian said he spoke out based on his own concerns and research on the issue, along with numerous complaints presented by residents. The wet house is proposed as a shelter or residence for chronic alcoholics who are, unlike at other facilities, allowed to consume alcohol on the premises. Those staying at the wet house are also allowed to have guests at the facility. “Residents are very concerned about the impact the wet house may have on their neighborhood. Many of these residents have lived here for decades and invested greatly in their property. Others are new families who have chosen to locate their home in Troy and build a new life here,” said Tutunjian. “The wet house is a bad idea for Troy, for the Hill Street and South Troy area, and the project should be stopped,” added Tutunjian. The wet house would be located on the site of a prominent property in the neighborhood, the former Bizzarro Funeral Home on Hill Street. Along with the concerns about the impact on the neighborhood, Tutunjian said he is concerned about the method of treatment offered at the wet house. “Many of us in Troy know those who have beaten the tragedy of addiction. I am confused as to why a facility would be established to facilitate and enable an illness. Why not focus our energies on giving real help to those in need,” said Tutunjian. 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.

3rd ANN. SL TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE The Sand Lake Business Association (SLBA) will sponsor the town’s 3rd annual town-wide garage sale. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 14th and 15th beginning at 9 a.m (Set up at 7am for booths at School). There are 2 ways to Participate: 1. At Your Home/Business- Have your own Garage Sale (and keep the profits)- Add your location on Event Map for FREE! 2. At Sand Lake School Vendor Corral - For residents, non-residents, and vendors, spaces start at $25. Garage sale participants will have the location of their site added to an official list that will be distributed leading up to and on the day of the sale. Maps will be available online; and Members of the SLBA will be at Sand Lake School Field from 912 to provide shoppers with both the list and a map of the town. This is a great opportunity to make money for your school, organization, or your not-for-profit group. For more info: ~ Submitted by Dee Erickson

ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL OFFERING FREE BLADDER SCREENING The St. Mary’s Incontinence Treatment Center will offer a free bladder screening for the community, Monday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. – noon, 147 Hoosick Street, Suite E, Troy. More than 13 million Americans experience incontinence, a medical condition characterized by an overactive bladder or recurrent symptoms of urgency and frequency, with some not reaching the toilet in time. It can affect men or women, at any age. Proper diagnosis and treatment can help patients regain their active lifestyles and peace of mind. Individualized treatment plans may include up-to-the-minute therapy and options such as diet management, bladder retraining exercises, medications, biofeedback and electrical stimulation. The screenings are open to the public, free of charge. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call St. Mary’s Incontinence Treatment Center, (518) 268-5380.

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Averill Park CSD Bus Routes 2013-14 In preparation for the 2013-14 school year, the Transportation Department will be conducting dry runs (practice runs) the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Please watch for the bus that morning. Due to a high volume of calls, the Transportation Department may not be able to answer calls about your child’s pick up time. Following below, you will find a brief description of the roads that each bus route will pick up on. Descriptions below will provide parents and students with school bus numbers, approximate time of departure, and the area that route picks up (please note all roads may not be listed). Some bus routes, as well as the bus numbers, have changed to accommodate pupil enrollment and locations. If your child is coming from and/or going to an alternate location for child care, you MUST fill out the Transportation Information form which is found on the district website. Students are strongly encouraged to be at their bus stops at least five minutes ahead of time to be sure they do not miss the bus, and must also be in a location that makes them clearly visible to the driver (on porches, in doorways, in vehicles are not acceptable). Classes for all Averill Park schools begin on Friday, September 6, 2013. The first Day Kindergarten Students will ride buses will be, Monday, September 9, 2013. Some cul-de-sac and dense communities will have designated bus stops. It is imperative that your child get on the bus that serves your street. If other arrangements have been made, such as Special Ed, private/ parochial, you will be notified of the bus number and approximate time of pick up separately. If you attend LaSalle Institute, Tech Valley, you will take a regular district bus into the High School and transfer to assigned buses. Please keep in mind all departure times are approximate and are subject to change. High School/Algonquin: Bus #51-Departs 6:50 - Picks up right side 43 starting @ Werger (this includes side streets), turn around @ Brackwyck, Right side 43 to Route 150, Oriole Ave, @ Cardnial, Old South Rd, Right side 43 including @ side streets (from 150 to 351). Bus #53 –Depart 6:50 - Picks up Route 43 (from Terrace to 43/66 intersection), Wisner, Debbie Lane, Oakhill, Right Side Route 43 (from intersection to Old 66), @ Beach, Orient Ave, Prospect Ave, Marcy, Right side 43 (from Jiff-e-Mart to High School). Bus #54—Departs 6:50 - Picks up Tracy Rd, Cherokee Lane, Cayuga, Seneca Drive, Algonquin Beach, @ Winding Ridge, Stop 13. Bus #55—Departs 6:45 - Picks up Pawling @ Lakeview, Mountainview (both sides from Pawling to Cleminshaw). Bus #57—Departs 6:35 - Picks up Right side NY Highway 150 (after Millers Corner), Sagendorf Rd, N Schodack Rd (from Sagendorf to Burden Lake Rd), Burden Lake Rd, Clarks Chapel, Millers Corners Rd, North Schodack Rd (from Miller Corners Rd to Sagendorf, Route 150 (right side from Sagendorf to Bittig). Bus #58 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Spring Landing, Spring Ave between Spring Landing and Pleasantview (including @ side streets), Pleasantview, Lansing, Spring Ave (Between Lansing and Mountainview) Mountainview Ave both sides (from Spring Ave to Sanford), Jay St, Ouimet Dr, Berkshire Dr, Hudson Dr, Spring Ave (between Berkshire and Church) Church St. Bus #59 Departs 6:55 - Picks up Right side Route 150 (from 43 to Macha Ln), Macha Lane, Route 150 (right side from Macha Ln to Route 150). Bus #60 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Right side 351(from 66 to Main St), right side Main St (includes picking up @ side streets), John Street (includes @ Willow), @ Lawrence, Grandview St, Right side Main Street (from Grandview to Poes intersection including @ side streets). Bus #61 Departs 7:00 - Picks up right side Burden Lake Road (from 43 to 1st Dyke), right side Burden Lake Road (from 1st Dyke to 43), Clearview Rd, Edgewood Drive, @ Overlook Drive, Sunset. Bus #62 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Creek Rd, Colehamer, Pinewoods Ave, Cole Lane, Menemsha Lane, Cranston Rd, Petticoat, Banbury Rd, Bus #64 Departs 6:30 - Picks up Taborton Rd, Hoffman Rd, Bauer Rd, Kipple R, Walk Rd, Rundle, Momrow Rd, Alps Mountain. Bus #65 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Heather Ridge, @ Hickory Hill Way, Holloway Lane, Vosburgh Rd, @ Laura Drive, Snake Hill. Bus #66 Departs - Picks up Geiser (both sides), Troy Rd (including @ side roads), Snyders Lake Rd, Hidley Rd. Bus #67 Departs 6:50 - Picks up right side Pershing from Peck Rd to Troy Rd (includes @ side streets), Edwards Rd, Pershing from Troy Rd to Peck (including @ side streets), Thomas Dr., @ Sunrise Terrace, Linda Ln. Bus #69 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Peck Rd both sides (from 43 to Pershing), Aries View, Pershing Ave (from Peck to Route 150, @ Ridgewood, Snyders Corner Rd from 150 to 66, @ Cathlie Dr. Bus #70 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Kent Place, Francis Dr. Bus # 76 Departs 6:45 Picks up Burden Lake Rd( from 1st Dyke to Millers Corners Rd), 2nd Dyke Rd(including side roads), North Nassau Rd(including side roads), Totem Lodge (from N. Nassau to Burden Lake Country Club) Bus #77 Departs 7:00 - Picks up Longview, @Woodlawn, @Rockery Ter, @Denver, Capital Blvd, Marie Heights, Valley Dr, Avon Crt, Birch Dr, Wildwood Hght, @ Shannon Crt, @ Joanne, Birch Dr. Bus #78 Departs 6:45- Picks up @ Hillcrest,@ Morlock, Sheer Rd, Bittig Rd, Millers Corners (from 150 to Rabie Rd), Rabie Rd, Route 150 (from Bittig to Edwards), @ Edwards & Kem. Bus #79 Departs 6:15 - Picks up Teal Rd, Roaser Rd, Taborton Rd (right side from Roaser to Dingman), Dingman, @ Pine Trail, @ Lindeman, Taborton (right side from Dingman to Stage Coach) @ Stage Coach. Bus #80 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Higgins Rd (from 43 to Mammoth Springs), Parker Rd, Providence Dr, Old Best @ Synder, Shaver Rd, Cobb Hill, Apple, Climer Circle, Orchard Ln, Mammoth Spring, Morner Rd. Bus #81 Departs 6:15 - Picks up Plank Rd, Fifty Six Rd, North Rd, @ Coolidge Way, Blue Factory Rd, @ Gateway, @ JD Way, Columbia Hill Rd, Snyders Corners Rd (from 351 to Weatherwax Rd). Bus #104 Departs 6:58 Picks up Sheer Rd (including @ side streets from Burden Lake Rd to Rabie), Garner Rd, Drunlough Rd, Pond Hollow, Glenwood Terrace, Thais Rd, Eastview Rd. Bus #105 Departs 6:20 - Picks up Right side Rt 43(from 43/66 split to Tinley), Tinley Rd, @ Shepard Rd, South Rd, Brainard Rd, Horse Heaven Rd, Greenman Hill, Dunham Hollow Rd, Route 43 (right side from Dunham Hollow to Split). Bus #106 Departs 6:35 - Picks up @ Banner Hill Ln, @ Taft Way, Davitt Lake Rd, Plank Rd( from Blue Factory to Route 351), Hinkle Rd, Deer Creek Rd, Weatherwax (from Snyders Corners to Route 66). Bus #107 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Mosher Rd, Oak Hill Rd, Tymeson Rd, Catlin Rd, Plank Rd. (between Catlin and Oak Hill Rd), Lynn Rd, High Meadow Rd, Debbie Ln. Bus #108 Departs 6:30 - Picks up Route 43 (right side from Towne Tavern to Griffin) Griffin Rd, Firetower Rd, Route 43 and Route 66 (from Firetower to Johnson Lane) Johnson Lane, Crest Dr, Mountain View Dr. Bus #109 Departs 6:15 - Picks up Route 66 (after 43/66 split), Uphams Corners Rd, Town Garage Rd, Central Nassau Rd (between Town Garage & 66), Dunham Hollow Rd, Gardner Hill Rd, Route 66 (Between Gardner Hill and Central Nassau) Central Nassau to Hoags Corners Rd, Radley Rd, Holcomb Rd, (from Eastern Union to Holly Hill), Holy Hill, Morning Circle, Breezedale Dr, Johnny Cake Ln. Bus #110 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Route 66(from 351 to 355), @ Rosena Dr, Snyders Corners Rd (from 66 to Weatherwax), Weatherwax Rd, Liberty Ln, Route 351 (from 66 to 43) Tollgate Rd, Chaudnery Ln, @ Penny Ln. Bus #115 Departs 6:30 - Picks up Eastern Union, Huntley, Holser Rd, Methodist Farm, First Dyke(including side Streets), Old 66 Rd, Gettle Rd. Bus #116 Departs 6:45 - Picks up Glass Lake Rd, Route 43 (right side from Bon Acre to Patricia), Springer Rd, Autumn Ln, Thais Rd, Route 43(right side from Thais to Gettle). Bus #117 Departs 6:15 - Picks up Hoags Corners Rd (between Old Mill Pond & Central Nassau Rd), Curtis Hill Rd, Millers Corners. (between N. Schodack and Rabie Rd), Birds Hill, Hogarty Rd. Bus #118 Departs 6:35 - Picks up Route 355 (between Vanderhyden and Abbot Dr), Abbot Drive, Spring Ave Ext (includes side roads), Merryhill Rd, Todd Dr, Carol Pl, Daisy Ln, Saddle Hill Rd, Weatherwax. Miller Hill: Bus #53 Departs 8:15 - Picks up Hickory Lane, Gettle Rd, Route 43 (right side from Clearview Rd to Burden Lake Rd), Eastern Union, Glass Lake, Route 43 (from Jiff-e-Mart to School Rd), Edgewood Dr, Overlook Dr, Sunset Rd, Orient Ave, Prospect Ave, Marcy Ave. Bus #54 Departs 8:00 - Picks up Roaser Rd, Taborton Rd, @ Lower Bower Rd, Dingman Rd, @ Cranberry Way, Walk Rd, Momrow Rd, Alp Mountain Rd. Bus #61 Departs 8:30 - Picks up Burden Lake Rd (right from 43 to Sheer Rd), Sheer Rd, Garner Rd, Drumlough, Burden Lake Rd (right side from Garner to Route 43). Bus #64 Departs 8:05 - Picks up Route 43(right side from intersection to 43/66 split), Route 66(from split to Uphams Corners), Uphams Corners, Town Garage, Central Nassau(from Town Garage to 66), Dunham Hollow Rd(to Greenman Hill) Gardner Hill Rd, Route 66(from Gardner Hill to Central Nassau), Central Nassau, Hoags Corners, Radley Rd. Bus #76 Departs 8:05 - Picks up Burden Lake Rd(from Sheer Rd LakeShore), Lakeshore Dr, @ Manhattan Way, @ Whitney, @ VanPatten, @ Brookspring, Second Dyke (including side roads), Candlestick, Whitetail Run, N. Nassau Rd(from Kodiak to Totem Lodge). Bus #104 Departs 7:55 - Picks up Route 43 (right side from 43/66 split), Griffin Rd, Firetower Rd, South Rd, Brainard Rd, Horse Heaven Rd, Greenmanhill Rd, Dunham Hollow Rd, Route 43 (right side from Dunham Hollow to Alps Mountain). Bus #107 Departs 7:50 - Picks up Tinely Rd, Rotue 43 (right side between Tinley and Firetower), Taborton Rd, Bauer Rd, Kipple Rd, Rundle Rd, Momrow Rd, Stage Coach Rd, Taborton Rd. Bus #115 Departs 8:05 - Picks up Methodist Farm Rd (right Side from 43/66 to Holcomb), @ Schreiner Way, Huntley Rd, Holser Rd, 1st Dyke Rd, Holy Hill, North Nassau, Methodist Farm Rd(right side from Holcomb to 43/66). Bus #116 Departs 8:00 - Picks up @ Bon Acre Way, Route 43 (between 43 and Thais), Eastview Rd, Thais Rd(from Eastview to 43), Route 43 (right side from Thais to Eastview) Glenwood Ter, Pond Hollow, Summitt Dr, Delma Ln, Thais, Crystal Lake, @ Houston, Wisner Rd, Oak Hill Rd, Mosher, Mountainview Rd.

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283-5803 • Poestenkill: Bus #55 Departs 8:10 - Picks up Mountainview (right side from Pawling to Spring this includes side roads), Spring Ave Ext, Pleasantview , Lansing Rd, Bekshire Dr, Husdon Dr, Gene Ave, Jay Ave, Ouimet Dr, Mountainview Ave (right side from Spring Ave to Pawling including side streets), Euclid Ter, Carolina Ave, Victoria, @ Tower. Bus #58 Departs 8:15 - Picks up Snyders Corners Rd(from 150 to Rt 66), Route 66(right side from Snyders Corners Rd to 355),Route 66(right side from 355 Snyders Corners) , Algonquin Beach Rd, Winding Ridge, Cayuga Ct, Seneca Dr, Cherokee Ln, Route 66(from Algonquin Beach to Snyders Corners, Cathlie Dr, Fiddlers Ln, Snyders Corners Rd (from 66 to School Rd). Bus#60 Departs 8:20 - Picks up Hinkle Rd, Deer Creek, Route 351(between Hinkle and intersection), Main St(right side including side streets from Intersection to Grandview), Grandview Dr, Rt. 355(right side from Spring Ave Ext to Vanderhyden), Rt 355 (right side from Vanderhyden to Main St), Main Street (right side including Side Streets to Intersection). Bus #62 Departs 8:10 - Picks up Weatherwax Rd (from 66 to Snyders Corners), Weatherwax (right side from Snyders corners to 355), Spring Ave Ext (including side Street from Main St to Pleasantview) Spring Ave Ext (right side from Pleasantview to Main) Todd Drive, Daisey Ln, @ Saddlehill, @ Circle Drive, Victoria Dr, Abbey Drive, Weatherwax (right from 355 to Snyders Corners. Bus #65 Departs 8:00 - Picks up Route 66 (right side from Old 66 to Johnson Ln), Johnson Ln, Vosburg Rd, Snake Hill, Heather Ridge, @ Hickory Hill Way, Holloway, Snake Hill, Route 351 (right side from Main St to Rt 66), Ford Rd, Rt 351(right side from Ford Rd to Main St), Colehamer Rd. Bus # 81 Departs 8:00 - Picks up Pinewoods (right side including side roads from Menemsha to Colehamer), Eagle Ridge Dr, Golden Eagle Crt, Checkerberry, Colehamer, Menemsha Ln, Sand Cherry Hill, Creek Rd. Bus #106 Departs 8:05 - @ Holser Rd, Catlin Rd, Columbia Hill Rd, Plank Rd, Legenbauer Rd, Swankey Rd, Oak Hill Rd, Lynn Rd, Debbie Ln. Bus #118 Departs 8:00 - Picks up Plank Rd(right side to Catlin Rd), Columbia Hill, North Rd, Blue Factory Rd, Davitt Lake Rd,@ Taft, @ Banner Hill Rd, Plank Rd (from Columbia Hill to Main St, @ Davis Dr. West Sand Lake: Bus #51 Departs 8:20 - Picks up Route 43(right side 43 from Locke Rd to Brackwyck Dr), Route 43(right side from Brackwyck to 351 includes @ side Roads), Overlook Dr, Averill Ave, Route 43(right side from Patricia to Rt 150 includes @ side roads). Bus #59 Departs 8:15 - Picks up Route 150(Right side from 43 to Macha), Hidley Rd, Ridgewood Dr, Thomas Dr, Sunrise Ter, Linda Ln, Route 150(right side from Linda to Rt 43). Bus #66 Departs 8:15 - Picks up Snyders Corners Rd from 150 to 66), Stop 13, Springer Rd, Autumn Ln, Winter Haven, Helen Ln, Tollgate Rd, Chaundry Ln, Penny Ln, @ Dahl Way, Route 351 (right side from Tollgate to Rt 66), Rt 351 (right side from Rt 66 to Rt 4). Bus #67 Departs 8:10 - Picks up Peck Rd, Ariesview Rd, @ Mallard Way, Pershing Ave (right side from Peck to Troy Ave including @ side roads), Snyders Lake Rd, Troy Rd & Geiser Rd(right side from Kent Place to Maryview), Maryview Dr, Geiser & Troy Rd(right side including @ side roads from Maryview to Pershing). Bus #70 Departs 8:15 - Picks up Geiser Rd (from Rt 43 to Maryview), Kent Place, Francis Dr, Hidley Rd, Edwards Dr. Bus #77 Departs 8:30 - Picks up Longview Ave, Woodlawn Crt, Rockery Ter, Denver Dr, @ Rosemount , Highland Court, Montgomery Crt, Valley Dr, Marie Dr, Avon Crt, Birch Dr. Bus #78 Departs 8:00 - Picks up Garner Rd, Sheer Rd, @ Kelly Way, @ Adams Crt, Oriole Ave, Cardinal Ave, Shaver Rd, Providence Dr, Cobb Hill Rd, Climer Circle, Orchard Ln, Higgins Rd, Mommoth Springs, Morner Rd. Bus #110 Departs 7:50 - Picks up Rt 150 (right side from 43 to Barnes Rd), @ Morlock Rd, Bittig Rd, Noah Dr, Rabie Rd, Millers Corners Rd(right side from Rabie to Burden Lake Rd), Millers Corners Rd(right side from Burden Lake to N. Schodack Rd), Sagendorf Rd, Maria Dr, Burden Lake Rd, @ Slivko Rd, Boyce Rd, N. Schodack Rd, Rt 150 (right side from Millers Corners to Rt 43).

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Enrollment Guide for Kids & Adults MUSIC STUDIO

The Isabelle School of Dance

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Classes begin September 7th * Tap * Jazz * Ballet * Kinderdance * Modern * Hip Hop *Boys’ Class (Ages 5-8) * Ages 3-Adult

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564 Bloomingrove Dr.

North Greenbush

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Behind Cumberland Farms, Rte. 4



ANNUAL LOCKER NIGHT for ALGONQUIN GRADE 6 STUDENTS On Wednesday, August 28th, Algonquin will hold its annual Locker Night from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. This is an opportunity for all Grade 6 students and parents to find and open their locker. In addition, the Algonquin Parent Organization will once again provide ice cream for $1.00 to those in attendance.

BEFORE & AFTER PROGRAM Community Child Care of Nassau

Maple Maple Hill Hill Preschool Preschool 35 Boltwood Avenue, Castleton

Openings Available for September Classes

Serving K-8 in East Greenbush & Private Schools •Creative Play & Learning Experiences •Nutritious Snacks


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OPEN HOUSE / MEET THE TEACHERS Thurs., Aug 29th • 6-7pm

For general information, please call 732-4760

Custom Built Dance Floor Columbia Plaza East Greenbush (Near Price Chopper)

•T ap •Ballet •Jazz •Tap •P ointe •Modern •Hip Hop •Pointe •Core & Flexibility •Adult Classes Professional & Experienced Instructors Pre-K to Professional CLASSES START ON SEPT. 9TH OPEN HOUSES & DEMONSTRATION CLASS • Columbia Plaza, EG Location 8/28, 5:30-7:30 • Kinderhook at Cornerstone Fellowship Church Come Meet The Teachers! 8/29, 5:30-7:30 Sean Hayes 937-5827 • Julia Hayes 937-5825 Email:

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OPEN HOUSE Accepting Tues, Feb. 3 Registrations 7-8PM for Accepting Registrations for September ‘13 September '09 Ages 2, 3, 4 & 5 Ages 2, 3, 4 & 5 at the at the Church of the Covenant Church of the Call Covenant Kathy Gamache 674-7582 Call

Janet Keilen 674-7582 AUGUST MATH AND READING HELP Let the BEST (Bringing Educators and Students Together) program at the Sand Lake Town Library help your children get ready for school! Algonquin Summer Reading Support (for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students) on Tuesday, August 27th, from 5:307:00pm provides help with all aspects of the summer assignment. Students do not have to come for the entire program time and no registration is required. Families are encouraged to bring a small donation to the library or local food pantry. Weekly BEST homework help sessions will resume on Tuesday, October 8th, at 4:30pm. Contact Nancy Bush at for more information.

SEED DISPERSAL JR NATURALIST PROGRAM The Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center will hold a Jr. Naturalist Program: Seed Dispersal, on Tuesday, August 27th, from 1 pm-3 pm. Learn the different mechanisms plants use to get around! A hike around Dyken Pond’s forest ecosystems will be included for plant observation and fun games related to seed dispersal will be played. $1 suggested donation. For a complete list of summer programs, please visit our website at http://

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GROW BABY GROW LEARNING GROUP (for children age 2 by Dec 1st)

Focuses on socialization, independence, early learning, & communication Limited spots for ages 3-5 in our Kindergarten Readiness groups!


at the Village PreSchool 3 & 4 Year Olds ~ Full & Part Time Openings Monday ~ Friday 8:45am - 1:15pm Starting Monday, September 9th Limited Openings Available

283-4921 or 688-0450 • 127 Bloomingrove Drive, Troy

Kid’s Night Out will be held monthly Saturdays 5-8pm Includes: pizza, games, play gym, stories & crafts Afternoon Play Time hours in our indoor play gym!



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TRIBUTE ARTIST HAROLD FORD as JOHNNY CASH Rensselaer County Senior Center, located at the McManus Center (old St. John’s school), East and Herrick Streets, Rensselaer, proudly hosts tribute artist, in a rare solo performance on September 4, 2013, Harold Ford, “the Spirit of Johnny Cash Live.” Close your eyes and let the spirit of Johnny Cash take you away. Lunch is served at 12 noon for a suggested contribution of $2.75. Following lunch, enjoy this great tribute concert. We want to thank, Ted Burick at Century Monument in Rensselaer for their sponsorship of “The spirit of Johnny Cash Live.” Please call the Center at 4632166, for a reservation or for more information, seats are limited. There is plenty of free parking available.

SPAGHETTI DINNER Life In Christ Fellowship, located at 5 North Nassau Rd. (Intersection of Renss. Co Route 18 & N Nassau Rd) is having a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, August 31st. The cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 6-12 & free for 5 & under. First serving will be from 4:30 to 5:30 & the second serving will be from 6:00 to 7:00. For questions, please call 257-6146 or 248-5204.

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Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church, 255 Spring Avenue, Troy is having its Annual Picnic on Sunday, September 8, 2013, from 12 noon to 4pm. The traditional shish kebab dinner is available, including beef, chicken, and hamburger kebab, rice pilaf, salad and bread. Advanced orders are being taken for Lemajune (Armenian meat pies) at 2833515. A delicious variety of Armenian pastries will also be sold. All are welcome.

BLOOMINGROVE CHURCH SPAGHETTI DINNER The Bloomingrove Reformed Church will hold a free Spaghetti Dinner on the 4th Sunday, August 25th, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Blooming Grove Reformed Church, Off Rte 4 in Defreestville. Dinner includes pasta with plain or meat sauce, fresh tossed salad, dessert and beverage. This is an open invitation. All are welcome.

“COLUMBIA HS EARLY 60’S REUNION” SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 7th, for the first annual Columbia H.S early 60’s reunion. The classes of: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964 are invited to meet at the East Greenbush Firehouse Pavilion at 68 Phillips Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144 on Saturday, September 7th, from 4 to 9 PM. Burgers, Hot Dogs and beverages will be available at a reasonable cost. Each person is asked to pay $5 to cover the rental and incidental expenses. Any surplus money will be donated to the CONSERNS-U Back To School Program which serves needy East Greenbush students. Please share this notice with others and encourage them to join you in attending. Hopefully, this will be an annual event on the first Saturday after Labor Day. Have a great Summer!!

CCHS CLASS OF 1958 REUNION The Catholic Central High School Class of 1958 will be holding a reunion on Sept. 7th, 2013. The event will be held on the Pavilion at the Veteran’s of Lansingburgh Club, 777 1st Ave, Troy, from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. During the day, appetizers and raw and steamed clams will be served. Dinner of grilled steak or grilled chicken will be served at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be provided. The cost is $35 pp. Please make reservations by August 20, 2013. Please contact mobrien246@hotmail. com for further information.

I AM I CAN HOSTS CASINO NIGHT GALA! Are you looking for a fun night out with your significant other or a night out with the girls? Please join I am I can for an evening of casino games, silent auction, entertainment, prizes, food and drink! Our event will take place on Thursday, September 26th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs. Play casino games, get your tarot cards read, and sip our signature drink, the Opportini! Our silent auction features fun and luxurious gifts from many local businesses. Proceeds will support I am I can in expanding our programs and outreach. I am I can is committed to encouraging personal growth and forming lasting, beneficial relationships with young women. Our program nurtures individual growth, critical thinking, healthy decision making, job/school readiness, positive community involvement and leadership development. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased on our website at or by contacting Stephanie Galuski at 518-688-3010 ext 103. We’ll see you there!

GOOD FOOD IDEAS Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy will host Rensselaer County’s Cooperative Extension monthly “Good Food Ideas” cooking demonstration, on Friday, September 13, at 11 a.m. The topic will be “Celebrate the Harvest.” There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. A lunch of Baked Chicken W/Mushroom Sauce will immediately follow for a suggested donation of $2.75. For reservations for lunch, call 270-5349.

AUGUST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Join the seniors at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Friday, August 23, 2013, at 12:30 as we celebrate August birthdays. If you have any questions, or if you would like to join us for our noon lunch consisting of Salisbury Steak w/Gravy, Baked Potato, Whole Baby Carrots, Rye Bread and Fruited Gelatin w/Topping for dessert, please contact the center at 279-3485.

CHICKEN BBQ SCHEDULE FOR LEGION POST 1021 Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 located in Averill Park announces their 2013 Chicken BBQ Schedule: September 21st, and October 19th. 1/2 BBQ Chicken only $6. Please reserve your chicken by calling the Post at 674-2309 by 1pm. Chickens will be available for pick-up from 11AM until 4:30PM.

Save The Date...Impersonator

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Rt. 43, Averill Park

(Includes Show, Pizza, Wings, Salad & Soda)

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET BREAKFAST The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, along with the Grafton Ladies Auxiliary will be serving you an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast- Saturday, August 31st, from 8am to 11am at the Grafton VFW - Fire Hall on South Road (County Route 85). On the menu: Belgian waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs (made to order) , sausage gravy & biscuits, bacon, sausage, homefries, toast, orange juice, coffee, and milk. Cost is $9.00 per adult, kids 12 and under $4.00, kids 5 and under FREE! We look forward to serving you!

KITCHEN CLASSES TO BE OFFERED Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is excited to announce summer classes available to the community that will increase participant’s kitchen skills, food safety techniques, nutrition knowledge and food preparation range. Classes will be hands on and designed for all ages. Upcoming classes are: • “Unbeatable Breakfast”, September 12th at 6 PM and • “Amazing Appetizers”, September 17th at 6 PM. All classes will be held at the CCE office of Rensselaer County located at 61 State Street. Cost varies depending on the class. A full class listing, fee schedule and class descriptions can be found at our Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County website at For more information, feel free to call CCE of Rensselaer County. Minimum pre-registration is required to hold classes, call today to register or for more information – 272-4210. H \

Troy Lodge Of Elks #141 134 No. Greenbush Rd (Rt. 4), Troy • 283-1193

4 COURSE DINNERS CHILDREN’S MENU AVAILABLE Includes: Salad, Soup, Dessert & Coffee Music in the Lounge from 7:30-11:30

Friday,August 23rd

Haddock (Fried or Broiled)........$13.95 NY Strip Steak....................$14.95 BBQ Ribs..............................$12.95 Antipasta Salad.....................$11.95 Steamed Clams or Shrimp Cocktail..$6.95

Open to the Public


Music by Brian Zapel

Friday,August 30th Haddock (Fried of Broiled).........$13.95

2 for $20

Chicken Parm •Fish Fry •Roast Beef •Roast Turkey •

(Incl. Soup, Dinner & Dessert)

Steamed Clams or Shrimp Cocktail..$6.95


Music by Bria Zapenl

FUNDRAISER FOR FIREFIGHTER KEN DORR A corned beef and cabbage dinner with a variety of desserts will be held at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall, 3697 New York 43, West Sand Lake, on August 24th from 2-7 p.m. The suggested donation is $12. per person.

SAVE THE DATE: SCHODACK DEMOCRATS ANNUAL PICNIC Schodack Democrats will be holding their annual picnic on Saturday, September 14, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be food, music, a silent auction and fun. All Schodack town residents are invited and welcome. We also invite our fellow Democrats from other towns. The event is free, but please RSVP on our webpage so we know how many people are coming. In addition, we will be holding our Democratic Party Caucus on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. All town residents who are registered Democrats may participate. For more information, visit our website:

FALL GALA DINNER DANCE Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center will be holding our annual Fall Gala Dinner Dance at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom on Wednesday, October 9, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This evening includes your dinner choice of Stuffed Chicken Breast, Stuffed Fillet of Sole, or Roast Beef. Entertainment will be provided by the Ron Cremisio and Friends Band for your listening and dancing pleasure. A big “thank you” to our sponsors, MVP Health Care and CDPHP. Tickets are on sale now at the Center. Cost is $25.00 per person. For more information, call 270-5348.

FLAG DISPOSAL CEREMONY AND NO FRILLS PIG ROAST The North Greenbush American Legion located at 111 Main Avenue in Wynantskill will hold a Flag Disposal Ceremony and No Frills Pig Roast on September 15, 2013. The Ceremony will be from 12-1pm and the Pig Roast from 1-5pm. Lunch: hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni salad, potato chips. Dinner: pig roast, baked beans, corn, tossed salad and macaroni salad. Draft beer and soda all day. Cost: Ages 12 & up/$15; Ages 6-11/$7; Ages 5 and under free.

ELVIS PRESLEY FANS For those of you who were/are fans of Elvis Presley, come to the Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center for our concert celebrating the Life of Elvis Presley, featuring Donny “Elvis” Romines on Wednesday, August 28th, sponsored by MVP. This concert will follow our noon lunch (sign up required), suggested contribution of $2.75. You must have lunch with us to enjoy this show. Sign up in the office early, as this show is sure to fill up fast. Call the center at 463-2166 for more information. The Center is located in the McManus Center, (Old St. John’s school building) at the corner of East and Herrick Streets in the city of Rensselaer.

SUMMER CELEBRATION! Spend $60 On Any Tab, Take $10 OFF


Buy Any 2 Entrees & Get Dessert FREE!

Valid Thru 8/31/13

Golf Specials Saturdays & Sundays

BuyAll1 Specials Get 1 FREE Greens Fees after 3pm include: Soup, Salad & Side Call 674-1770 for Tee Times

Burden Lake Country Club 162 Totem Lodge Rd. Averill Park, NY 12018

Call 674-1770 for reservations

Restaurant Specials Fish Fry Dinner.............$7.25 Fish & Chip Dinner......$7.50 Calamari Dinner...........$8.95 Soft Shell Crab Dinner...$10.95 Crab Cake Dinner.........$9.50 Tilapia Dinner..............$8.75 Smelt Dinner..................$7.95 Trout Dinner..................$8.50 Cajun Catfish Dinner.....$8.50

Homemade Clam Chowder $3.50 a bowl

Market Specials Tilapia............................$5.99 lb. Cajun Catfish............................$7.99/lb. Swordfish......................$13.99/lb. Tuna..............................$12.99/lb. Salmon........................$10.99/lb Jumbo Stuffed Clams.....$2.25 ea. Crab Cakes........................$3.95 ea. Clams..........................$4.99/ doz. Homemade Seafood Salad..$6.99 lb.

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DRIVEWAY SEALCOATING Top quality Action Pave® Sealer protects your pavement as it beautifies your home or business. First I: Then I: •Edge the grass •Thoroughly Machine Clean •Clean Oil Spots •Fill Holes and Cracks

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The Ladies of the Heavenly Quilters of Stephentown have assembled and are ready to sell tickets to win one of the two raffle quilts. The monies received will be donated to “Quilts for Kids” and the drawings will be held at their quilting meeting on October 8th. Members finish and raffle off a quilt nearly every year and funds have been donated to many organizations in Stephentown, along with other charitable organizations in New York and nearby Massachusetts. The recipient this year, “Quilt for Kids” is a non-profit organization founded in Pennsylvania in 2000. Since their founding, over 100,000 quilts have been made and distributed worldwide. The Albany, New York Chapter has delivered over 40 quilts so far this year to the Children’s Cancer in Albany Med., with these quilts coming from the Heavenly Quilters of Stephentown. Tickets can be obtained from any member of the Heavenly Quilters or by calling 7335278. Tickets will also be available at the next Texas Hold’em in Stephentown.

CLINTON HEIGHTS ANNUAL REUNION The Clinton Heights Annual Reunion will be held at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike on Friday, September 6th, 2013, from 3PM to 7PM. Please come and join us if you grew up in Clinton Heights, Hampton Manor, Prospect Heights, Clinton Park or Hillview in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or 70’s. Everyone is welcome. If you are in contact with anyone who has left the area, please give them a call also. This is an informal gathering. There is no charge, but donations to cover expenses would be appreciated. Please join us for another great afternoon. For more information, you may call Mona Orciuoli at 465-9564 or Pam Sanford Dundon at 766-9289.


COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter Street, Troy) will be hosting a Community Garage Sale on September 14th from 9-2. As you do your fall cleaning, begin saving the treasures you no longer need and plan on joining us on the 14th. There is no cost to participate. Just bring a table and your treasures to sell. Food and beverages will also be available throughout the day. There will not be a charge for the food, but donations will be accepted and will go to help those in need. To reserve a space, or for more information, please call the church office at 2832420.

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Circles of Mercy staff and volunteers invite you to our extended store-wide summer “$1.00 per Bag” Back to School Clothing Sale during the month of August at their clothing thrift shop, “Catherine’s Closet,” located at 11 Washington Street in Rensselaer. Sale prices are in effect through Thursday, August 22nd. The closet will be closed on Friday, August 30th, for inventory change-over. All clothing for men, women and children will be sold at “$1.00 per Bag”. 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. **Please note that new soccer tee-shirts and hospital scrubs are not included in this sale. Additionally, we have some very nice household items. The thrift shop and offices are located on Washington Street, ½ block north of Columbia Turnpike (next to the closed Hess Gas Station. Please call us at 518-462-0899 for more information or visit our website at

CHURCH OF THE COVENANT SUMMER WORSHIP SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE: August 25 - Sept. 1, 9:30AM Worship at Salem United Methodist Church in West Sand Lake with Church of the Covenant friends. Mark your calendar: Sunday School starts again Sept. 8 at 9:15 a.m. with RALLY DAY at Church of the Covenant! Summer Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Wednesday through Friday. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, is the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Pastor Merry Watters, phone 674-3664, E-mail:

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PRACTICE 2013 The following is the practice schedule for Averill Park HS 2013 fall sports teams. Information is posted on the APCSD and Athletics homepages. Please contact John Bishop @ with any questions. Modified Football – August 26th- 5:30- 7:30 at AMS; Boys’ Modified Soccer – September 3rd- 2:45-4:30- AMS Soccer Fields; Girls’ Modified Soccer – September 3rd- 2:45-4:30AMS Soccer Fields; Mod. Cross-Country – September 3rd2:45-4:30 - APHS near football concession stand; Modified Volleyball – September 3rd- 2:45-4:30 - AMS Gyms; IMPORTANT: YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ON FILE BEFORE THE FIRST PRACTICE.


SENIOR BOWLING Rensselaer Senior Center in conjunction with Spare Time Lanes in East Greenbush is forming our next season teams. We will start Tuesday, September 3, at noon and bowl every Tuesday at that time until the end of March. Snow birds and new to bowling welcome. This is a fun league for seniors at least 60 years old. Call the Center 463-2166 for more information.

RPI LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM Who: For children (2+) willing to learn how to swim. What: The RPI Swim Team will be holding swim lessons for the FALL 2013 Where: Robison Pool located on the RPI Campus. When: Registration will be August 29th & 30th, 5:30-6:30pm @ Robison Pool. Dates of Lessons: Saturdays, September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th & October 5th. Cost: $45 for RPI affiliates/ $55 for outside community. For more information, or to receive a brochure, please contact Marissa at

TTLL – FALL BALL 2013 Registration is now open for the 2013 Fall Ball season. This year Twin Town Little League will be offering Fall Ball for the following levels: Farm (7-8 yrs old), Minors (9/10 yrs old), Majors (11-12 yrs old) and Intermediate (12-13 yrs old). The Intermediate level will feature a pitching distance of 50 feet and base paths of 70 feet. 12 year old players may register to play Majors only or both Majors and Intermediate levels. Players that play in both will play 2 games each Saturday. The program runs for 7 weeks on Saturdays only beginning Saturday, September 7. Games will be played at the Poestenkill Complex. Registration fees are $40 for one player, $65 for two players and $85 for three or more players. 12 year olds playing both Majors and Intermediate will be $65. If you are interested in playing, please register using our on-line registration system located on the league website If you have any questions, please email twintownlittleleague@ or contact Tim Kelly, 674-7366.

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Does your child love to swim? Dance? Tumble? Why not give synchronized swimming a try? The Sculpins synchronized swim team is holding a synchro swim camp Aug. 26th-Aug. 29th at the Troy Boys & Girls Club, 5:30pm-8:30pm. No synchro experience is necessary. Participants must be deep water comfortable and able to swim 25 yds. Just bring a swimsuit, towel and goggles. Nose clips will be provided. Cost for the camp is $100. The Sculpins is a non-profit swim team comprised of swimmers from communities throughout the Capital District and range in age from 7 to 19 yrs. Our swimmers successfully compete at the local, regional and national levels. New team members are always welcome! For more information or to register for camp, please contact head coach Sara Neitzel at or 518-573-9840. The Boys & Girls Club is located at 1700 7th Ave., Downtown Troy.

ARC IN THE PARK 5K RACE Runners/walkers are invited and encouraged to participate in our 4th Annual nationally certified racing event to include a ½ mile family fun walk/ run, on September 21, 2013. The 5k will start at 10 am, and the fun run at 9:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Rensselaer Technology Park, Rt. 4, Troy. You may register online at, or WWW.GREENLEAFRACING.WEBCONNEX.COM/ARCINPARK or call Ed Martin at 279-4723. Proceeds will benefit individuals with disabilities in Rensselaer County.

B.L.C.C. IRENE BIELAWA MEMORIAL LADIES GOLF LEAGUE The following is a list of results from the BLCC Monday Night Ladies Golf League on Monday, August 5, 2013: 1st Low Score: 37 - Katie Baldwin, Mary Fabian, Lori Dunigan; 2nd Low Score: 37 - Dawn Niebuhr, Alice Howard, Debbie Myers and Karen Lorette; 3rd Low Score: 39 - Nancy Koskowski, Penny Semeiks, Chris Cooney and Joanne Guynup. 1st Low Putts: 8 - Donna Butterfield and Nikki Dagostino; 2nd Low Putts: 10 - Barb Hansen, Judy Goodyer, Debbie Bryce and Georgianna Hulsopple; 3rd Low Putts: 14 - Mary Fabian, Vicki Dunson, Patti McArdle and Mary Beth Steinburg. A total of 38 women competed on 11 teams. The following is a list of results from the BLCC Monday Night Ladies Golf League on Monday, August 12, 2013: 1st Low Score: 31 - Heather Morrison, Deb Jewell, Elaine Cronin and Dawn Niebuhr; 2nd Low Score: 34 - Jen DiIorio, Karen Ratigan, Vicki Dunson and Lori Dunigan; 3rd Low Score: 35 Cathie Becker, Margaret Surpitski, Deb Myers and Karen Lorette. 1st Low Putts: 9 - Arlene Lashway, Darcy Houser, Chris Cooney and Sharon Steinburg; 2nd Low Putts: 10 - Sue O’Connor, Chris Roder, Kelly Hammond, and Betty Ann Whitbeck; 3rd Low Putts: 10 - Nancy Koskowski, Penny Semeiks, Debbie Bryce and Mary Smith. A total of 45 women participated on 12 teams.

The Sand Lake Town Beach will remain open until Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2, 2013. Hours are 11am to 7pm. For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 518-674-2026 ext 22.

Sat. Sept. 7 5K Run/Walk: 10am Free 1M Kids’ Run: 9:30am

GUN HUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING Gun Hunter Education Training scheduled at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc on Friday, September 13th, from 7 to 11PM; and Sunday, September 15th, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Hunter Education Course will be held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, 531 Snyders Lake Road in Wynantskill. Pre-registration is required! In Person! Pre-registration will be held at the Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club every Wednesday from 7 to 8PM starting on Wednesday, August 21st, until class is full. Class size is limited and based on firstcome, first-served basis. Preregister early to be sure of a class slot. Phone 286-9620.

NorthGreenbush Town Hall 2 Douglas St, Wynantskill Register: Info: T-shirt to first 300 $25 or $30 race day After run/walk enjoy our Town Celebration w/live bands, rides, food & crafts Benefits NG Youth Dept Program GOLD SPONSORS~ Columbia Development SILVER SPONSORS Benetech, Town of North Greenbush IDA, Five Pines Photography, Children’s Museum of Science and Technology, Capital Combat Zone, WVCR-FM 88.3 The Saint BRONZE SPONSORS Hannaford, Big Dipper, Four Paws Animal Hospital, Stewarts, Barbera Concrete/Pumping, Nordic Property Services, North Greenbush Memorial American Legion, Capital Communications Federal Credit Union, McDonalds, Capital Imaging Associates COMMUNITY CHEERLEADER SPONSORS Road ID, Labella’s Pizza, Dawson’s Autobody, Friends of Paul Morgan Jr., AMS Enterprises, Beverage Mart, MAC Equipment, Stephanie Piel, George Doakmajian Agency, INC., Warren Fane Trucking, INC., Oasis Family Fun Park, Pai’s TaeKwonDo SPECIAL THANKS TO: Moscatiello’s Italian Restaurant, New York State United Teachers, Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, North Greenbush Police Department, Wynantskill Fire Department, North Greenbush Ambulance, NYS Police Department, St. Jude The Apostle Church, North Greenbush Youth Make a Difference Race Volunteers, New York State Electric & Gas

B.L.C.C. HUTCHINS’ GOLF LEAGUE After fifteen weeks of play in the Alan Hutchins’ Memorial Golf League at Burden Lake C. C., the standings are as follows: Team #3 - Tom Murphy 224 pts; Team #4 Brian Hampson 204.5 pts; Team #8 - Tom Connor 192.5 pts; Team #1 - Chuck Bennison 187.5 pts; Team #5 - Jason Cooper 184 pts; Team #2 - Dave DeGenero 182 pts; Team #6 - John Cooney 155.5 pts; Team #7 - Peter Sennett 140 pts. Low scores by flights: 1 - Jason Cooper & Dave DeGenero 37; 2 - Chuck Bennison & Ron Choquette 37; 3 - Jevon Sebring 36; 4 - Sam Greco 38; 5 - Steve Whitbeck 39; 6 - Mark Minehan 39; 7 - Steve Engel 42; 8 - Ralph Robertson 43; 9 - Joe Bradley 45; 10 - Dave Harris 42; 11 - Ron Quattrini 41; 12 - Sal Mamone 43; 13 - Botsie Rosenberger 48. Other low scores: 38 - Wally Tuszynski & Brian Hampson; 39 Rich Simon; 40 - Sil Martinage, Dave Halloran & Jack Rodzwell; 41 - Tom Connor, Ray Schmitz, Steve Quillinan, Sr & Tom Murphy; 42 - Mike Bottillo, Mark Lyons, Wayne Mizerak & Bill Madsen; 43 - Peter Sennett, Karl Morrison & Mark Quinn; 44 Jim Kosakoski & Pete Gustafson; 45 - Archie Robinson, Jay Zalucky, Cutter Warner, Rob Zalucky, Bob Carl, Tom Choquette & Ryan Harte; 46 - Val Semeiks, Kirk Held, Jack Huerter, Dick Madlstedt, Roger Marschke, Jack Rogers & Mike Pendergast; 47 - Bill Kirtsos, Anglo DeGenero, Jim Maloney, Pete Toth & Joe Farone. There are eight teams of thirteen players in the Hutchins’ League. During the season, each team plays every other team three times. Week #15 is the first week of the third session. Players are urged to play with their opponents. Matches are match and medal play, and must be played on Thursday. Membership at Burden Lake C. C. is a requirement. After twenty-one weeks of play, the top four teams play off for the league championship. Team #1 vs. Team #4, and Team #2 vs. Team #3. The other four teams play for position #5 and so on. The eight men with the lowest averages become captains for the following year.



North Greenbush Youth Make A Difference 5k Walk/Run and Kids Run will make its first debut on 9/7/13, and we are very excited! Our community is very dedicated to its youth programs; including our summer camp program, youth center, annual Christmas Tree Lighting, and Easter Egg Hunt to name only a few. Youth Make A Difference 5K Run/Walk will raise funds to maintain and enhance these youth programs. Our dedicated race committee has been working/planning feverishly since January 2013 to ensure a successful and enjoyable race. Our sponsors have been incredibly generous and we are so grateful!! Each registrant will receive a first annual t-shirt, awesome goody bag, and great refreshments!! This is a fast flat course through the town of North Greenbush that will finish/start at NG Town Hall, where our town fair will be in full swing(literally, we have those flying swings!). Join us for rides, games, craft and food vendors and live bands throughout the day. We are just putting the finishing touches on a new family event that is not to be missed!! For more information, or to register,

The Uncle Sam Golf League will host The Christopher Premo Memorial Golf Tournament at the Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park, on Monday, September 30, 2013. Tournament format is a four person scramble, $100 per person. Registration and breakfast buffet begins at 10:00 am – Shotgun start at 11:00 am PROMPT – Barbeque buffet at 4:00 pm – Prize presentation at 5:00 pm (Prizes include Closest to Pin; Long Drive; merchandise raffle; and 50/ 50). Non-golfers/Dinner only $35. Registration can be made by calling the BLCC at 674-1770. Hurry – Registration limited to 144 paid players. All proceeds to benefit the Premo Family.

SPARE TIME SENIOR BOWLERS Get out of the house and have some fun this fall and winter! Join the Spare Time Senior Bowlers, a non-competitive league for men and women aged 55 and older. We will resume league bowling on Wednesday, September 4, at Spare Time, 570 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Bowling begins at 12:30pm. New members, bowlers of all levels, and snowbirds are all welcome to join. For information, call 674-0013.

E.G. FIRE CO. 19th ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE Each year, for the last 18 years, the East Greenbush Fire Company has looked forward to sponsoring our very enjoyable golf outing. This year, our 19th year will be no exception, with a great day planned. The date of the event is Sunday, September 29, 2013, at the Winding Brook Country Club for Golf with Check-in beginning at 9AM and tee off at 10AM, lunch will be served at the turn. After a great day of golf at 6PM at the East Greenbush Fie Co. Pavillion, located at 68 Phillips Rd, in East Greenbush, we will be conducting our annual steak bake for all golfers and open to guests. The cost for golf and the Bake is $95 per person, Bake only is $35 per person. We hope you can join us for a great day once again! As in the past, the event has filled FAST, and is reserved for the first 128 golfers. There is no limit for those who wish to attend the Steak Bake only. Also, anyone who would like to sponsor a hole, we still have open holes. Those who wish to attend, or have questions, should contact Tim Boel at 518-858-2332 or Mike Benson at 518-477-7496 (; also you can contact us at:

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2013 FALL BALL SEASON Sorensco Baseball is now accepting player registrations for the 2013 fall travel baseball season. Games begin the weekend after Labor Day and are played on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the fall and end in mid-late October. The season consists of approximately 10-12 games. Our fall travel season consists of teams in three divisions based on the players league age: 13U, 14-15 and 16-18 (the league age of a player is determined by how old they are on April 30, 2014). Registration is open to players from Southern Rensselaer County. Players from other areas may also be eligible and are asked to contact us for more details. Registration fee is $125 per player. To register, visit our website at and click on the Fall Ball link to access the registration form and instructions. Interested players are asked to submit their registration form and fee as soon as possible as the registration deadline is Saturday, August 24th. Any questions please email us at .

BOWHUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING Bowhunter Education Training scheduled at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc on Sunday, September 22nd, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Bowhunter Education Course will be held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, 531 Snyders Lake Road in Wynantskill. Preregistration is required! Pre-registration will be held at the Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club every Wednesday from 7 to 8PM starting on Wednesday, August 21st, until class is full. Class size is limited and based on first-come, first-served basis. Preregister early to be sure of a class slot. Phone 286-9620.

B.L.C.C. WED. WOMEN’S GOLF RESULTS Results of the BLCC Wednesday Women’s league matches from August 7th are: Team Mullen defeated Team Burke 11.0 points to 9.0 and Team Cronin defeated Team Delong 11.0 points to 7.0 in the league’s 16th week of play. Team standings following 16 weeks of play are: Team Delong and Team Mullen are tied for first place with 153.0 points; Team Burke is in third place with 144.5 points; and Team Cronin is in fourth place with 132.5 points. Low Net Scores on BLCC’s front nine: 1st Low Net – 28 – Sandy Morely; 2nd Low Net – 31 – Betty Cushing; 3rd Low Net – 32 – Kathy Bottillo. Results of the BLCC Wednesday Women’s league matches from August 14th are: Team Burke defeated Team Delong 12.0 points to 8.0, and Team Cronin defeated Team Mullen 10.5 points to 9.5 in the league’s 17th week of play. Team standings following 17 weeks of play are: Team Mullen is in first place with 162.5 points; Team Delong is in second place with 161.0 points; Team Burke is in third place with 156.5 points; and Team Cronin is in fourth place with 143.0 points. Low Net Scores on BLCC’s back nine: 1st Low Net – 32 – Lisa Bissaillon; 2nd Low Net – 34 – Donna Heskett; 3rd Low Net – 34 – Betty Cushing.

GOLDEN STRIKERS BOWLING LEAGUE The Golden Strikers bowling league is looking for women 55 and older who want to have fun bowling. No experience necessary. We will start on Thursday, September 5th, at 12:15 PM and bowl every Thursday at Spare Time in East Greenbush. This is a non-sanctioned league. Call Regina @ 477-7741 for more information, or stop by the bowling alley any Thursday starting September 5th.

A.P. ROAD RUNNERS CROSS COUNTRY REGISTRATION The Averill Park Road Runners youth club is now taking registrations for the 2013 Cross Country season. The club is open to anyone ages 7-14 who likes to run, play games and most of all, have FUN! You do not have to be a resident of the Averill Park School District. Practices will be held Monday & Thursday evenings at the Averill Park High School. There are several meets throughout the season, which runs from Monday, September 9th, through the Junior Olympics in November. Registration is now available on our website at The registration fee is $30 plus uniform if needed. There is a $10 sibling discount. A $10.00 late fee will be added after August 30th. Membership in the United States Track and Field Association ($20) is also required to participate and provides insurance coverage. Call Renee Capuano at 732-2585 if you need help with registration or have questions about the team. We are a parent run organization and parental involvement is required. This is a great place for children to try something different, make new friends, get exercise and have fun! All abilities and skill levels are welcome. See you on the trail!!

BRUNSWICK YOUTH SOCCER CLUB NIGHT Join us for Brunswick Youth Soccer Club Night at Pulmeri Sports Complex where the U12 Boys Travel Team will escort the College of Saint Rose Golden Nights Men’s Soccer team onto the pitch. The game is the season opener for St. Rose as they take on Caldwell College on Thursday, September 5th, at 7:30pm at the Pulmeri Sports Complex in Albany, NY. All players and fans are encouraged to attend and cheer on the Knights as they open their 2013 season. Brunswick travel players will be in full uniform supporting the Knights and rooting for a win in their first game. The night will start with a coaching symposium hosted by Coach Matt Jones for BSC travel coaches. The Golden Knights ( will participate in 17 regular-season contests, 13 against Northeast-10 Conference opponents, with nine dates on its home synthetic turf surface, Sullivan Field at the Plumeri Sports Complex. The Brunswick Soccer Club ( is part of The Capital District Youth Soccer League (, which is sanctioned by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (; a member of Region 1 of the United States Youth S occer Association (

UNCLE SAM SWIM TEAM FALL/WINTER REGISTRATION We are preparing to swim our 2013-14 season at Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y. The Uncle Sam Swim Team (USAM) welcomes all girls and boys, ages 5-18, to compete in USA competitive swimming events in all age groups and at all levels. Registration and Swim Evaluation for group placement for all NEW swimmers: Thursday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 28, 6-8 pm. A new parents meeting is scheduled while your child swims to review paperwork and team procedures. Tryouts by age: 8 and under 6 to 6:30, 9-12 years old 6:45-7:15, 13 and over 7:25-8. All Groups scheduled practices begin September 9. Affiliated with Adirondack Swimming and USA Swimming, USAM competes in USA sanctioned meets in and around the Capital Region on scheduled weekends (either Saturday or Sunday) throughout the season. All swimmers are grouped based on ability. Practices are scheduled 5 nights a week at Emma Willard Pool—Practice times range between 5:458:15 pm. For specific information about registration requirements and practice times, visit to view the Fall/Winter 2012 flyer, or contact head coach Rob MacLeod at 518-286-3678 with any questions. USAM looks forward to another enjoyable and rewarding season!

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FREE WESTERN SQUARE DANCE LESSON Latham Circle Square Dance Club is offering a free Western Square Dance Lesson on Tuesday, September 10th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the United Methodist Church, 568 Old Loudon Road (Rt. 9), Latham. Just north of Siena College. Everyone is welcome. For further information, call Donna at 518-674-3029.

NASSAU DEMS TO CAUCUS IN SEPTEMBER The Town of Nassau Democratic Committee will hold its caucus to select candidates for Town of Nassau elected offices on this date and time: Thursday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. Registered Democrats will be meeting at the Reformed Church, Church Street, Nassau NY, 12123. The Nassau Democratic Acting Chairman, Sam Whaley said, “We urge all registered Democrats to come out to nominate candidates for the local town elections. We will decide on candidates for town supervisor and two town council seats.” While other parties have primary elections to nominate candidates, the Democratic Committee in Nassau does so through a caucus meeting. For more information, please contact Sam Whaley at 256-1881.

OUTDOOR CHAPEL SUNDAY SERVICES Join us on Sunday, August 25th, for an early church service at our beautiful Outdoor Chapel, which was constructed by a scout youth. Enjoy the morning serenity of nature from 8:30-9:00, in the wooded area at the end of the parking lot, at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, E. Greenbush. For more information, call 477-9693.

RENSS. SR. CTR.TRIP to LAKE GEORGE DINNER THEATER Come and join the Rensselaer Senior Center for an enjoyable day at Lake George Dinner Theater, October 2, 2013. The day will begin with a bus ride to the Lake George area, enjoying the fall foliage. We will then go to the Holiday Inn, Lake George Dinner Theater, for their performance of “Moonlight and Magnolias”, which includes a luncheon buffet. Sign up is at 10:00 on September 10th. Cost is $55, and proceeds will benefit the senior membership. Contact the center at 463-2166 for more information.

CANCER PREVENTION SPEAKER Join us at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Wednesday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m., when Diane Hart from BlueShield of Northeastern New York will present “Cancer Prevention”, bring your questions and concerns. Join us for a complete lunch at noon consisting of; Cold Plate, Roast Beef, Macaroni Salad, Cold Slaw, Deli Roll and Chocolate Pudding w/Topping for dessert. Reservations for lunch required. For more information, call 279-3413.

SENIOR MEMBERSHIP MEETING On Friday, September 6, 2013, at 11:00AM there will be a Membership Meeting at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Join us and be a part of the decisions that affect your senior center. Stay for our noon meal after the meeting for a suggested donation of $2.75. Entrée for lunch will be; Baked Meatloaf w/Gravy. To make reservations for lunch, call the center at 2793485.

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TRANSFIGURATION PARISH ANNUAL GARAGE SALE Save the dates and save your treasures! The Transfiguration Parish Annual Garage Sale will be held on August 30th and 31st on Hillview Drive in Speigletown. We are asking for your donations of gently used or unwanted items for this important fund-raiser. Items will only be accepted on these drop-off dates listed below. Please, no large appliances, clothes, shoes, TVs, computers, ski equipment or stuffed animals. All items must be clean, undamaged, in working condition and contain all pieces or parts. For more information, or a pick-up app’t, call Ellie DeBonis at 235-0337 or email edebonis@transfiguration DROP-OFF DATES: Fri., Aug.23rd- 11am-4 pm; Sat., Aug. 24th- 9am - 1pm; Sun., Aug. 25th- 9am - 12 noon; Tues., Aug.27th- 4pm—7pm; Thurs., Aug.29th - 9:00 am—12:00 noon.


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The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s 5th Annual Stroll for Epilepsy will be held on Sunday, September 8th, at the Saratoga Spa State Park. Proceeds from this event will help fund the programs and services the Epilepsy Foundation provides to people affected by epilepsy, including education and first-aid training, information and referral, service coordination, advocacy and counseling services. Two Averill Park residents will be participating in the event: Fiona Carroll and Matthew Rumenapp. Fiona is 10 years old and is a “2013 Winning Kid,” chosen by the Epilepsy Foundation to represent children living with epilepsy to help raise awareness by attending special events. Fiona was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2011. Matthew, age 6, was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009. He is currently seizure free, having success on the Ketogenic Diet. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., Stroll starts at 11am. Register and fundraise online at For more information, call Susan Kaczynski at the Epilepsy Foundation, (518) 456-7501, or visit our website at ST

ST. ANN MARONITE CHURCH 1 ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMNET St. Ann Maronite Church, Watervliet, NY (formerly Troy, NY) will host its 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013, at the Fairways at Halfmoon, NY. The event will consist of Contests, Door Prizes, a Silent Auction and Sports Memorabilia. The green fee includes breakfast, lunch and reception buffet, including beer, wine & soft drinks. Make new acquaintances; enjoy the friendship of family and friends, both new and old, while experiencing a wonderful day outdoors enjoying the beautiful view of the Berkshires and Green Mountains. Contact Co-Chairmen Albert Nahal - 518-894-6011 or Joe Jabour 518-221-6638 for more details and registration.

5th ANNUAL CONROY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT The 5th Annual Conroy Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the Frear Park Golf Course, Troy, NY. Four Person Scramble includes greens fees, cart, lunch, pig roast dinner, prizes, raffles, and more. For further information, contact Jim Roarke at, 785-7555 x12; or visit the Frear Park Conservancy website: Proceeds to benefit Frear Park Conservancy. The Frear Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving Frear Park and preserving its historical integrity, to revive and maintain the parks history, beauty and recreational value.

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HOMES FOR SALE 1991 Skyline mobile home in Bon Acre Park, AP. 3 BR, 2 bath, central air. $27,000. 674-1629 Averill Park Schools: Unbelievable best buy! Best home, 6 acres, 3000sqft heated shop & antiques, repairs, distribution. Home is priced to sell! Possible home in trade. Bryce 928-1231 Best investment $30’s. 9 106th. Bryce 588-6755 Doublewide on 5+ acres. Private! Low 90’s! Bryce 588-6755

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$640 East Greenbush, Hampton Manors. Basement, 1 BR apt. Overlooks lake. Incl. all util. o/s parking, call Manny 791-2502 for pictures and viewing. $650 and $700. N. Greenbush, (2) 1BR apts., utilities incl. off-street parking, No pets. 598-6972 $650+ Util. Renss., 1BR lg. rooms view, 1 min. to 787 near Key Bank, parking, no smoking, no pets, sec. & ref. req’d. 432-1233 days; 588-0933 eves./wkends. $690 Aver. Pk. 1br duplex charm. new appl., HW fl., prvt. entr. NP/NS (518) 674-2463 $695+ N. Greenbush 1BR + den, balcony, prkng. coin-op laundry, near Renss. Tech Park. 869-8240 $710 Rensselaer 1st fl. lg. 1br newly renovated, HW flrs. Incl. all util., heat, hot water, cooking gas, elect. 1 pet ok Nice neighborhood. Near conveniences. 791-2502 1 BR Averill Park, quiet country setting, $600+ sec., no pets 2834366 1BR $560/mo. NP/NS, Brookview Court 674-1111 1BR incl. heat, hot water, AC, electric, laundry facility. $850. 477-4140 Apartments starting Bryce 258-4499



County setting, North Greenbush 3 BR apt. Averill Park schools. $900+ utilities. 283-3003 Furn. apt., EG, small 1BR, 2nd fl., kit., bath, living room, NP, sec., refs., heat incl. $600/mo. 4778042 Grafton, new, gorgeous 1 BR, quiet, $620 utils. No pets/smoking, security, refs. 522-6545

New Lebanon mod. 2BR mobile home, set up in park, all remodeled. NP. $34,500. Financing avail. 518-477-4127

Nassau 1BR $500/mo. Studio $500/mo, 1 BR + den $625/mo. All plus util. Refs req’d. NS/NP, off-street parking. 331-1579

Reduced $239k Britnk Schl 3+BR Ranch. Bryce 937-5120

Nassau 1 BR apt. $675. Heat and hot water included. No pets. Parking. Sec. deposit. 766-2384.

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REAL ESTATE WANTED House rentals wanted! Up to $1500. 15 min. to Sage College. Bryce 271-7630

Nassau studio apt. $450. No pets, no smoking. Large front porch. Off street parking, w/d, a/c. 1 year lease. 376-5000

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Nassau: 1BR $595 heat & electric incl.; 1BR $550 + util. No pets, storage, pool, garbage removal, on-site laundry. 518-764-8951


New Lebanon 2br mobile home like new, set up in park, NP, lease $800. 477-6222 New Lebanon modern 1 BR with heat. Deck. $650. No pets. Year lease. 477-6222 New Lebanon modern 2 BR duplex with heat. w/d hk-up, h/w flrs. No pets. Lease. $800. 4776222 Rensselaer 1 BR apt for rent, on busline $650/mo. Also room for rent, $110/wk. Separate entrance, quiet. 421-6027 Wynantskill, 1 & 2 BR apt on well maintained country property 10 min E. of Troy 20 mins. from Albany 1 yr. lease. Averill Park school dist. Incl. heat. 813-6795

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Building lot in Troy. Reduced! Bryce 588-6755 Country store + home. Bryce 9281231 Gas stations Rte. 7 Bryce 9281231


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Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company: JJ Contracting009 LLC.. Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State of New York on 06/05/13 in Albany County. United States Corporation Agents Inc. has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. USCA inc. shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 119 Tomhannock rd. Valley Falls, NY 12185. Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the EAST GREENBUSH COMMUNITY LIBRARY DISTRICT will conduct an ELECTION on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM to decide the following issues: 1.Whether the budget in the amount of $1,837,361.00 proposed by the Board of Trustees of the East Greenbush Community Library for the year 2014 shall be approved; and 2.The election of one trustee, for a five-year term beginning January 2014 will be determined. The candidate for the term is Patricia Hulihan. Voters who are registered and eligible to vote in general elections of the Town of East Greenbush may vote. Absentee ballot applications can be picked up at the library. Evelyn Butrico, Director, East Greenbush Community Library

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Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company(LLC): Name: D&S Property Rentals, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/25/13. Office Location: Rensselaer County: SSNY: has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O D & S Property Rentals, LLC, 654 Breese Hollow Road, Hoosick Falls, 12090. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose: Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date.

DeFreestville Fire Department volunteers answered 48 emergencies in July, increasing their total alarms for 2013 to 281, according to Fire Chief Raymond Swart. The Chief also reported that DFD has spent more than 1,804 total fire fighter hours at alarms so far this year. According to the Chief, the major July calls included three structure fires, seven emergency medical service alarms in cooperation with the North Greenbush Ambulance Association, and three rescue or motor vehicle accident calls. Other emergency responses included two hazardous condition alarms, a grass or brush fire, an outside rubbish fire and a carbon monoxide detector response. There were also 13 alarm system malfunctions, 10 false alarms with good intent and seven unintentional false alarms. The DeFreestville Fire Department in North Greenbush Fire District # 1 is a volunteer organization established in 1945 that provides emergency services 24 hours a day. The fire department always needs and welcomes new members and community support. DFD’s non-emergency number is 2863612. All emergencies in Rensselaer County should be reported by dialing 911. You can visit the DFD web site

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Articles of Organization of Doyle Griffin, LLC were duly filed with the N.Y.S. Secretary of State on July 22, 2013. The following is a copy of said Articles: ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF Doyle Griffin, LLC Under §203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST:The name of the limited liability company is Doyle Griffin, LLC. SECOND:The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is Saratoga County.THIRD:The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office 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 17 Outlook Drive South, Mechanicville, NY 12118.FOURTH: The business purpose of the limited company is any lawful activity and all activities incidental or complimentary thereto, as may be undertaken by a company formed under the Limited Liability Company Law. ____/s/ Thomas P. Griffin____ Thomas P. Griffin, Organizer NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: Harrison Food and Beverage, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/15/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process against the LLC to: 137 Church Street, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: INSITE HOME INSPECTIONS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/02/2013. 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, 221 Thornberry Lane, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of JLN Detailing, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 215, West Sand Lake, NY 12196. Purpose: any lawful activity. Labrador Homes & Co LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/8/13. Off loc: Rens Cty SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 365 Petersburg NY 12138 purpose: any lawful act

“SAGE ENGAGED” COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY TO BE HELD AT OAKWOOD The Russell Sage College incoming class of freshmen and transfer students (approx. 250 students), along with upperclass women student mentors, staff, faculty, and administrators, will be participating in The Sage Colleges’ annual Sage Engaged community service day event at Oakwood Cemetery on Friday, August 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event is a part of The Sage Colleges New Student Orientation Weekend. Sage College of Albany incoming students and employees will also participate in a service project as a part of Sage Engaged events, with participants engaging in a clean-up of Tricentennial Park. President Susan Scrimshaw will be addressing participants of the Oakwood Cemetery project at 9:00 a.m. on the Russell Sage College campus. In appreciation for their volunteerism, the group will be given a tour of the National Historic Landmark Gardner Earl Chapel by Friends of Oakwood volunteers, who also provided partial funding for the necessary work day supplies. Participants will then begin priming and painting several wrought iron fences throughout the cemetery. Most appropriate will be the beautiful iron fence surrounding the 19th Century mausoleum of D. Thomas Vail, who made much of his fortune in the iron industry and whose home serves as the residence of the President of Russell Sage College in downtown Troy.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER REENLISTMENTS Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Sergeant Michael Ovitt from Cropseyville, has reenlisted to continue service with the Company C, 2-108th Infantry. Sergeant First Class Frank Dethomasis from Rensselear, has reenlisted to continue service with the Division Signal Company, 42nd Infantry Division. Command Sergeant Major James Meltz from Cropseyville, has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Suppport Company, 204th Engineer Battalion. Sergeant James Andrews from Troy, has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division. Staff Sergeant Kevin Hindes from Troy, has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division. Master Sergeant Brian Shea from Sand Lake, has reenlisted to continue service with the Joint Force Headquarters. “The New York Army National Guard has sustained our force at or above 100 percent strength for the better part of five years now,” Murphy said. “Keeping those ready forces in our ranks means that New York is ready to provide forces for state missions here at home, as we saw during Hurricane Sandy or for the federal missions supporting our nation around the country and around the world.”




NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: POWERTHERMX LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/26/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 47 Prestwick Drive, Castleton, NY 12033. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: 394 Main, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on: 7/16/13. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process c/o Richard R. Gillespie, 29 Odell Road, Stephentown, New York. Term: N/A. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized.

Ralph Dreisenstock Electrical LLC Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: Ralph Dreisenstock Electrical, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on July 1, 2013. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against is may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 18 Bruen Court, Rensselaer, NY 12144: Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RSW Properties II, LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law First, the name of the limited liability company is RSW Properties II, LLC. Second, the articles of organization were filed with the New York Department of State on August 1, 2013. Third, the County in which the limited liability company is located is Rensselaer County, New York. Fourth, The Secretary of State of the State of New York has been designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The principal address of the limited liability company is 3279 E. Lydius Street, Schenectady, New York 12303. Fifth, the purpose of the company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the New York Limited Liability Law. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SERENITY PROPERTIES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/27/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Edward Goldner, 740 Hoosick Road, Walmart Plaza #499, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. SmartTek Solutions, LLC Notice of Formation: SmartTek Solutions, LLC. Art of Org. were filled with SSNY on 4/23/2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY may mail process to the LLC to United States Corporations Agents, Inc. at 7014 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 518PropertyGroup LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/7/13. Office location: Albany County SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 11 Elm St Apt # 1 Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Cakes by Grace & Girls LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State NY (SSNY) on 7/1/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process against the LLC to : 41 Willow Lane, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Dean Fox Auto Services LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 05/19/2008. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whomprocess against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1728 South Old Post Road, Castleton NY 12033. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: W5 Designs LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/08/13. Office location: Albany County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o: Edward A Jubrey, 10 Woodlawn Court, West Sand Lake, New York 12196. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. LIDDANE SERVICES, LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/5/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Edward J. Gorman, Esq., 5 Main St., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. General Purposes.


HELP WANTED ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-6519 H2o Solutions Curves of W. Sand Lake is now hiring a PT circuit coach. Stop in to apply or call 674-1226. Drivers: Sign on bonus. Paid orientation, great benefit package! Profit sharing! New- competitive pay packages based on experience! Job specific haul bulk petroleum training provided. Have Class-A & authorized to operate a CMV in Canada. Apply online: Call 800-334-1314 x 1178. Handyman/laborer, yard work, cleaning, etc. Flex. hrs. 674-2968 HVAC Technician: F/T, apply at Hart’s Fuel Service, 456 NY 150, Wynantskill, NY 12198; 518-2831515, M-F, 8am-4:30pm Laborer for framing crew. Transp. a must. Exp. preferred. 366-2176 Roasted Red Pepper Deli, E. Greenbush Plaza. Exp. a must, flex. hrs a must. Apply within. 2834485 Siding applicator w/hand tools & truck, must have experience, Ron 732-4096 or 852-2754 Transfer Station Attendant. PT, 3 days/wk. Apply in person to the Nassau Transfer Station. Tues., Fri. or Sat. Or, the Nassau Town Supervisors office, Mon.-Fri. Call 766-2844 for more info.

K. KASZUBOWSKI FIVE STAR EMPLOYEE S & B Staffing – Sargent and Blais Personnel Services is pleased to announce that Kevin Kaszubowski has been named the 5 Star Employee for the month of August 2013. Kevin, of East Nassau, New York has been a long service employee in 1 long term assignment. His attendance has been exceptional, having NEVER missed a day since starting! Kevin’s positive attitude and willingness to be a team player, have made him a valued member of his department. In recognition of his outstanding efforts, Kevin will receive a $25 gift card to Starbucks. ~ Submitted by Jenn Lashway, Office Coordinator for S&B Staffing

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

TROY SR. CENTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING On Thursday, September 12, at 10AM there will be a Membership Meeting at Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy. Bill Hinrichs from the Alzheimer’s Association will present an interactive discussion about brainhealthy behaviors and how to manage some of the risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Plan on joining us for the meeting and then stay for our nutritious and delicious noon time meal. For reservations, call 270-5349.

Nassau Village Pizza & Deli LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/26/2013 Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 2 Malden Street, Nassau, NY 12123. Purpose: all lawful activities. Latest date to dissolve 12/31/2095.

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Bradley Maintenance Service

$180 Unseasoned $240 Seasoned

Storm Damage?

•Tree Service •Backhoe Work Muddy Driveway Repair Storm Damage Clean-Up

$25 Discount on 3rd cord


~ Credit Cards Accepted ~ CWG Excavation & Timbering






Pumping•Installations Repairs•Portable Restrooms Can’t Flush? Call Us!

(518) POOL-FUN

766-5386 Pool Water 47-WATER (479-2837)

WOW $10 + Minimum Per Bag

•Tree Removal FULLY •Backhoe •Stump Grinding INSURED •Lot Clearing •Bucket Truck Service •Storm Damage Delivery of:

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Companion care, enjoy the comfort of your home with the help of a part-time companion/caregiver. 766-0309

ANNOUNCEMENT CPR AED CLASS: Wed., Aug. 28, 5-8pm, at St. Mary’s Church, E.G. Call or email Sandy 518-253-8681 or Classes will be held once per mo. at St. Mary’s Church, contact me for dates.

NOVENA St. Jude’s Novena May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adorned, glorified, loved & preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help for the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. S.B.

rates possible

27 Guiliana Circle (The Pastures), off Winter St. Ext. Sat., 8/24, 9-3. 33 Petalis Dr. East Greenbush. Sat.- Sun. 8/24-25, 9-4. 4 Sand Rd. Schodack. Aug. 2425, 9-5. 2.5 mi. S. of 9 and 20. 8/ 23-24, 9-2. 26 Nelson Ave. Latham. Furn, books, kids toys, china,collectibles, bedding, hshld. Barn Sale 2 ... more to sell! 110 Town Garage Rd., Hoags Corners. Sat. only 8/24, 9am-4pm Garage Sale: 2337 Payne Rd., off Rte. 150, E. Schodack, Sat. & Sun., 8/24 & 8/25, 9am-4pm. Dressers, mirrors, hshld. items, desk, cedar chest. Rain or shine! Inside moving sale: 239 Steve Odell Rd., Grafton; Aug. 30 & 31 and Sept. 1, 9am-5pm.

N. Greenbush, 1 Dudley Heights, near Tech Pk. Antiques, collectibles, furn., housewares, etc. Sat., 8/24, 8-3 & Sun., 8/25, 9-3.


Sat. Aug. 24. Multi family. Furniture, plus variety. 212 Broadway Rensselaer.. PJ’s parking lot.

Parking Lots Driveways Hot Tar Crack Sealing Call Rob Yetman

Tag Sale Sunday: E.G. Sun., 8/25, 8am-2pm, 173 Columbia Tnpke. (Rtes. 9 & 20). Lots of baby & child stuff - clothing, toys, furnishings, also household items & sm. furn. Parking in public lot at corner of Clinton St.

479-4817 DUMPSTERS

Wynantskill, 45 Hamilton Ave., 8/24, 8am-4pm. Women’s clothing & many household items.

10 -1 Ya 5-30 rd


Aug 23-25; Fri, Sat, Sun, 9-4 477 Western Ave, Albany

Multi-family: furn., household items, some free, 17 Kent Pl., Wynantskill (near Snyders Lake), Fri. & Sat., 8/23 & 8/24, 9am-3pm.

6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30 yard sizes Ed LaPlaca - W.S.L. cell phone 378-1080



Yard Sale: 8/24, 9a-3p, No early birds. 578 Snake Hill Rd., Poest.



FIREWOOD $245/cord (delivered)

WOOD PELLETS starting at $239/ton

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to clog dance? If you are 7 or older, come join The Hill Country Cloggers for a Beginner Clogging Class on September 17 at 7:00 p.m.– 7:45 p.m. The class is held at Brittonkill School in Brunswick, on Rt. 2. This is a great opportunity to learn a new dance, meet new people and have fun while exercising. The class is designed so everyone can follow the steps, but challenging enough so people feel like they are dancing! For more information, call Fran Beaudoin at 279-3067.

Interesting eclectic mix from Victorian to modern! This 12 room, 3 story Victorian home is loaded with furniture, art, lamps, porcelain, jewelry, books & lots more! Victorian settees to modern leather sofas; Victorian marble-top to vintage leather-top tables; gorgeous dining room table w/chairs; Victorian & modern (some signed) paintings, pastels & prints!

ALL PRICED to SELL!! See Craigslist &

FOR SALE 1998 28’ Four Winds travel trailer $2500 firm. Honda RV generator, model EV 4014 $1500 firm, (2) Torque multipliers with ratchet $150. 286-2313 leave message. Fishing Boat, trailer, 14’ Starcraft deep bow, 19hp Nissan motor, front electric motor & fish finder & etc.’s Must see. $3,000. Call Bob 518-893-7092. Hay $3.50, straw $6.00 per bale. (518) 283-1488 Kenmore water softener, 2-3 yrs. old, $400 brand new, asking $100. 283-0673

New 2012 6 person hot tub. LED lighting, waterfall, etc. Retails $6000. Sell for $2950. 470-3535

WANTED $$cash$$ for cars and trucks.. Quick service. Dead or alive. No titles needed. Comp. rates. 24/7. 518-506-3366 Happy Cat Rescue desperately needs temp. foster homes for cats/kittens. 542-8578 Wanted-diabetic testing strips. Any type. Will pay up to $25 per box. Will pick-up. 620-6217 Wanted: Fresh dug unwashed Ginseng. Wait till the season opens on September 1st. Don’t wash it, don’t rinse it or clean it. Dig it as carefully as possible. Keep in zip lock bags in the refrigerator. The fresher, the older, the bigger the more money. I am able to pay more money than ever before for high quality Ginseng roots. Don’t call for prices. Everyone’s roots are different, so prices vary. Call Bruce Phetteplace at (607) 334-4942. Open 6pm to 8pm Monday and Thursday, or anytime by appointment.

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: Make a difference! Touch a life! Become a full or part-time foster parent with Northeast Parent & Child Society. Free training, weekly in-home support, and a generous monthly allowance are available. For more information, call 477-9085

SERVICES ANIMAL BEDDING Quality pine wood shavings; sold in bulk by the yard. Del. 817-7161. APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill Park (518)674-5222 BLACKTOP G & C Sealcoating Blacktop Repairs & Crack Filling Masonry Work. 857-2886 BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210 CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444 CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527

FENCING Backyard fencing, all types of fencing. Install/repair. 451-0531 FIREWOOD - BUY NOW! Cut, split. Mixed hardwoods. $200/cord. Delivery available. John 279-3660 FIREWOOD Log length firewood. $100 cord. 832-0849 or 639-4469 FIREWOOD/ GREEN Cut, split & deliv. $175/ full cd, $250 cord & 1/2. 658-2089. Local

CONCRETE RESURFACING No mess, no tearouts, bonds to existing concrete. Colors and patterns. 268-9764

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

DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068

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

DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908 DRYWALL Best Drywall, Insul., hanging, taping, painting, ref., ins. 4287568 E.I.B. ELECTRIC LIc. & ins., 30 yrs exp, res./comm. 279-3853 Appliances going HAYWIRE? REWIRE. ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Specializing in emergency stand by generators. Portable generator hook-ups, fuse and breaker panel upgrades and trenching. Quality work and insured. Dave 221-0231 EXCAVATION No job too big or small.Small machines to big machines. Drainage, driveways. 339-3369 FENCES Rough Cut Fences, simple & strong. Vinyl, custom, horse. Free est. Call Mike (518)470-9815

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

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

HANDYMAN All repairs, painting, windows & doors. Brian (518) 732-7345

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

LINER CHANGE SPECIALS Repairs, renovations, closings, Concrete work. 268-9764 .

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

HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530

HOME & YARD RENEWAL All phases. Extraordinary quality and price. Free est. Insured. Phillips Renovations 279-1904 HOME CARE SERVICES Seniors, children, disabled, hospice experience, excellent references, Amy 518-533-3818 HORSE BOARDING Private 6-stall barn, daily turnout, pasture, exp. quality care. Full care $385/mo. Brunswick 5778624 HOUSE CLEANING Mittnight home/office cleaning. Yrs of quality work. Refs. 272-0438 HOUSE CLEANING Reas. rates, senior discount. Organizing expert. Marie 4412960

PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044 PAINTING - INT. / EXTERIOR Summer deals! Exp., fully ins. Free est. Senior disc. 410-4902 PAINTING - INT./EXT. AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 424-0078 PAINTING/PAPER HANGING Interior / exterior painting. Drywall hanging and taping. Over 35 yrs. experience. Leonard 733-9786 PHOTOGRAPHY Preserve, organize, scan, create hard cover photo books. Free est. Call Priscella (518) 227-3160 PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331

TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Stump removal, ins. 427-1590 TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749 TREE, STUMP, SHRUB Stump removal, crane and bucket truck. Chipping, pruning. 3393369 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331

SENIOR DAY at the SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR Join us for a fun-filled day at Rensselaer County’s Schaghticoke Fair on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Transportation available for a donation of $1.00, seating is limited and you must be a Rensselaer County Senior Citizen age 60 or older. The van will leave the center at 9:30 a. m. and depart from the fair at 2:30 p.m. Fair admission, lunch and amusements are at your own expense. For more information or to make reservations, please call 279-3413.

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

Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Authorized service. New & used units, free pickup. Serving area over 35 years. 1- 877-265-8367 Toll free. ROOF REPAIR Fully insured roofing company. All roof repairs, specializing in slate repair. 505-2215

HOUSECLEANING Will clean your home, reas. rates, exp, refs. Call Maryann 915-1980

ROOFING & SIDING Shingles, rubber, chimney & slate. Exterior painting. Free est. Bill Pettis Contr. 518-590-8089

LANDSCAPING Comm./res. spring cleanups, mulch, lawn care/mowing. Fully ins. 518-813-5787 Superior Landscaping.

TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7 (directly off Route 150), East Schodack, NY will host a Tag & Bake Sale on Saturday, September 7th, at 9am in conjunction with the East Schodack Village Wide Sale. The church is currently accepting donations of gently used items for the sale. Call us at 477-6950 or 438-1109 to arrange for a donation drop-off. Limited pick-ups are available. Clean, unbroken items only. No large appliances or clothing.10 ft x 10 ft. vendor spaces in our parking lot are also available for a non-refundable fee of $10 per space. Vendors must supply their own tables and chairs. Tag & Bake Sale proceeds will go to the Bell Tower Repair Fund at the church. For information, call 477-6950 or 438-1109.

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

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

JUNK CARS WANTED $100-$500 cash. Free pick-up. 365-3368

TOPSOIL, GRAVEL, MULCH Delivery. Hauling avail. Free estimates. 451-0531


Plumbing- Wells Electrical Pipes, wires, pumps my forte. 25+ exper. 24/7 response 674-8480

HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 34 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566

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

SEASONED HARDWOOD 16 ‘’ ,1 cord +. $250. Peter Howard’s Firewood 279-1367 SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000

MULCH, STONE, TOPSOIL Spreading available Free delivery Property improvements. 339-3369

HAIR HOME SERVICES NYS lic., 15+ yrs. exp. All hair services in your home. 698-5575

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

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

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

CLEANOUTS / JUNK REMOVAL Attics, basements, garages, demo, barn, sheds, pools, etc. Yard cleanups. 339-3369

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

LAWN CARE Mowing, cleanups, weeding, odd jobs, handyman serv., trash out, doing the things you don’t want to. Call B & B Services at 894-8191 or 423-0897.

ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 729-2445

EG lic. provider, ages 2+, daily structured activities plus free play & outdoor time. Snacks & lunch provided. 477-1462 Exp. mom wants to provide childcare in my Schodack Landing home. SCSD. Will provide a loving environment.with lots to do. Snack provided. 732-7345 Jack-N-Jill Preschool has limited Preschool openings for the Fall. 283-5158 Mary’s TLC lic’d. home daycare has openings. Learning program, outdoor play, lots of extras. Center Brunswick area. Meals incl. Call for more information 279-1755 Preschool & daycare open house at A Sunshine Palace Daycare at 1128 Hoosick Rd. on Aug. 24, 9am-2pm. Call 248-5355.

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Troy Children’s Chorus, Rensselaer County’s premier children’s community chorus, begins its 2013–2014 season on Tuesday, September 10. All children grades 2–10 who love to sing are invited to participate in this non-sectarian chorus. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 4:00–5:45 pm, and include vocal and music reading instruction as well as a healthy snack. Music includes the best of classical, folk, world, and Broadway. The chorus sings for civic/community events including festivals, concerts, and more. Conducted by Maury A. Castro. Rehearsals held at First United Presbyterian Church (1915 Fifth Ave., downtown Troy). Semester fee: $30. Scholarships available. Call 272.2771, ext. 14 for more information, or go to

NASSAU RESOURCE CENTER: NEED FOR CLOTHING The Nassau Resource Center Food Pantry and Clothing Exchange is a non-profit organization which services those families in need of assistance during times of economic stress. It is in need of clothing for girls in the age range from new born to teenage. If you have items for girls in this age bracket, you can make a difference in their lives. The Nassau Resource Center is located at 15 Church Street in Nassau, next to the Kid’s Place. Clothing may be dropped off on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 Noon and Thursday evening, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please call if you need assistance or have any questions, 766-9014.

TEXAS HOLD’EM Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau will hold a Texas Hold’em on Sunday, August 25th. Doors open at 12PM and play begins at 1PM. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957.

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop (1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets) will be open on Thursdays from 3PM to 6PM; and Saturday, August 24th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books, toys, games, handicapped equipment, and many one-of-a-kind items. The Thrift Shop is on CDTA Busline #214, is handicappedaccessible and can be entered from the parking lot behind the building. Learn more at thriftshop.

BUTTON BONANZA Vendors are sought for the second annual Button Bonanza hosted by the Half Moon and Mohawk Valley Button Clubs to be held 9AM4PM Saturday, November 2nd, at the Saratoga Knights of Columbus Hall. All vendors must have buttons, crafts with buttons or button related items to sell. For more information, contact Kirsti at 518-869-8125 or Kathy at 518-393-3156. Please sign up by August 31st.

MELVIN ROADS POST TO HOST PATRIOT DAY CEREMONIES Melvin Roads Post 1231 American Legion will host a Patriot Day Ceremony on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 12 Noon on the Post grounds. As has been the tradition these past twelve years, the community is invited to join with our veterans, distinguished guests, fire fighters and law enforcement honoring the memories of the lives lost September 11th, 2001. In preparation for this event, Post Commander Pat Vallee remarked, “Along with our invited dignitaries, this September 11th will allow myself and all the opportunity to recommit our fellow Americans to the qualities that have made us a strong nation even in the face of adversity.” Short presentations will be offered by County and Community leaders. Also, the Clinton Heights Fire Department will be present to hold the solemn tolling of the bell in remembrance of the fire fighters and emergency services personnel who gave their all twelve years ago. The Post Color Guard, including members of the Sons of the American Legion will present the colors for the playing of Taps. Following the ceremony, all are invited to a light luncheon in the Post Lounge. Melvin Roads Post is located at 200 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush, across from the Hampton Avenue entrance to Hampton Manor. The public is cordially invited and encouraged to attend.

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FRIENDS OF THE RENSSELAER LIBRARY MEETING The Friends of the Rensselaer City Library will be holding their regular meeting on Thursday, August 22nd, at 6:30 pm to discuss the upcoming Historic Rensselaer Trolley Tour, which will take place on Saturday, September 14th, at the Fort Crailo Colonial Faire. Tickets can be purchased every Wednesdays at Music in the Park behind the North End Firehouse from 68pm. Ticket prices are $13.00 in advance and $15.00 on the day of the tour.

A CITIZEN’S FRAME The desire of the School Board to sell the school in the face of a lack of commercial interest has slowed the Community Center conversion to a snail’s place. Why is the School Board content with paying almost $100,000.00 a year of taxpayer money to keep a building for which it has no future plans? It appears the School Board has become mesmerized by the unrealistic premise that they can sell the building for 1.7 Million dollars. In the 3 years the building has been on the market, there has beennot one interested party. Now the building just languishes. As homeowners we all know that if a building is not used, it will slowly deteriorate, decrease its value and become a public eyesore. The Committee presented the Board with a plan on March 26th. They promised to get back to us. As of this writing, we have not heard from them. The Committee has not been idle. A member has visited several similar buildings in Kinderhook and Rensselaer that were turned over to their local communities and are now functional centers. How did this happen? The first step was taken by the respective School Districts which shed themselves of unwanted and costly buildings by offering them to their communities for $1.00. This allowed the local communities to acquire them at minimal cost and allowed them to keep these buildings in public domain which excluded the buildings from the necessity of building code upgrading. This important fact was hammered home to us by the officials in Kinderhook and Rensselaer. The Committee has sought legal advice which recommended the creation of an LLC to manage the property thereby relieving the Town Board of the day to day oversight. The Committee has also spoken to a bank and has secured a preliminary promise of an interest only loan to assist in renovating the building. Only when the project is profitable, would principal payments be required. Furthermore, the Committee has contacted its elected representatives to assist in seeking grant funding to either assist in the process. It is not the desire of the Committee to “dump” the building on the Town, which would unnecessarily burden the Town with increased expense and no income. Once the School Board agrees to turn over the building to the Town, real planning can commence to fill the building with tenants that would pay the freight. Only when firm commitments were secured, and the appropriate financing acquired, would the final plan be put into place. However, none of this will ever come about unless and until the School Board recognizes the reality of the situation that the school only has meaning and value as a public building serving the public good.


In God We Trust

Update on the Community Center ~ by Ronald Berti

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MEDITERRANEAN PASSAGE The Church of the Holy Trinity in Cohoes, NY invites you to join them on a “Mediterranean Passage”, aboard the NCL Jade, January 18-29, 2014 as we visit Florence, Monte Carlo, Valencia, Provence and other wonderful ports. Rates start at $2698 with air, cruise, prenight arrival with hotel, transfers, taxes and specialty restaurant dining. For more info, and to register, contact Journeys By Julie LLC 518326-2187 or, or visit or Reservations must be in by Sept. 2.

On September 28, Forever Young Hair Designs will sponsor a Ladies’ Bus Trip to Alexandria Bay that will visit the Boldt Castle and continue to Seneca Lake for wine tasting. The cost is $400 per person, all inclusive (based on double occupancy). It includes transportation, two nights lodging, meals, boat ride, castle admission, wine tasting, taxes and gratuities. Return is on September 30. $50 deposit is required to make a reservation. For information, please contact Vincenza Zucaro, (518) 274-7845, Proceeds benefit the Food Pantry at Hope 7 Community Center.

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729-2263 • 56 Old Miller Rd, East Greenbush AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton will be holding an AARP Safe Driving Course, Thursday September 19, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a break at noon for lunch, available at center. Save up to 10% on your car insurance! The cost will be $17.00 for AARP members and $19.00 for non-members. Please call Penny at 279-3413, or stop at the center for reservations – SPACES ARE LIMITED!

ST. HENRY’S FALL SHOPPING TRIP St. Henry’s Church is sponsoring a Fall Shopping Trip and it is “open to the public”. The trip is an overnight trip to Reading, PA on Sunday, October 13th, and Monday, October 14th, to shop at the American Candle, Vanity Fair & JCP Outlets. Cost is $128 or $130. For reservation and details (bus, hotel, dinner), please contact Theresa at 674-3931.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE Edward C. Swartz Senior Center will be offering a Defensive Driving Course on September 16th & 17th from 9:30 am till 1:30 pm, both Monday and Tuesday. There will be a break in the morning and 30 minutes for lunch. Lunch is available at 12:00 noon for a donation of $2.75. If interested, you can reserve a lunch when you sign up or the morning of each class. The price of the class is $17.00 for AARP members and $19.00 for nonmembers. For reservations or more information, please call 4776581.

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ATT: SAND LAKE RESIDENTS OFFICES CLOSED The Sand Lake Town Offices will be closed on Saturday, August 31, 2013 and Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of Labor Day. ~ Barbara A. Biittig, Town Clerk

BERLIN VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. CAR SHOW The Berlin Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Car Show at Community & Park Avenue in Berlin (one block in from NY Route 22) on Saturday, September 28th*, from 10AM to 3PM - Rain date is Sunday, September 29th. *Determination for rain date will be made by 9AM on Saturday, Sept. 28th by calling 424-2554 if weather is questionable. Vehicle registration is $10 the day of the show, no pre-registration. Vendor registration is $10, call 658-2294 to register/ reserve space. Bring your own tables - inside or outside set-up. No food vendors please. Eats - Breakfast Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage & Peppers, Homemade Chili, Assorted Desserts, Soda, Water and Free Coffee. Dash Plaques for all registered vehicles. Chinese Auction, Trophies and 50/50 Raffle awarded at 2:30PM. Must be present to win. DJ Sound Control playing your favorite oldies music.

BUS TRIPS FOR CHARITY! • September 15th - Woodbury Commons - $25pp • October 6th - Salem, MA - $35pp • November 10th - New York City (Veteran’s Day weekend) $35pp ALL Buses leave from the Brunswick Walmart and East Greenbush Walmart. Contact Denise at 271-8983 or for times & possible group rates on activities. ALL Proceeds go to the Hope 7 Community Center,


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“FUN DAY” The First Baptist Church, located at 1101 Washington Ave., Rensselaer is having “FUN DAY” on August 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, bounce castle, face painting and pleasant music. Welcome everyone.

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