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I am happy to announce my candidacy for Supervisor in the Town of Poestenkill. As a lifelong area resident, I feel I can bring a fresh perspective to the town. As a resident, we need to encourage new business in our community while maintaining the small town character that we enjoy today. I think it is important to give you some information on my family, experience and community involvement. I have been happily married for 23 years to my wife Ginna, a local area Pharmacist. We attended APHS together and have been together ever since. I have 2 Boys, Jay 13 and Troy 10. I grew up in the town and attended Poestenkill Elementary School. I also attended the College of St Rose studying Business Administration. I have been employed by Allstate Insurance for nearly 18 years as a Senior Auto Damage Adjuster. I have maintained an excellent reputation for fair and honest claims settlements. I am licensed and bonded as NYS Auto Damage Adjuster. I am actively involved in the Poestenkill Fire Company completing over 200 hours of NYS State fire-fighting training being certified as an interior fire fighter. I routinely respond to alarms as a fire fighter; I enjoy helping people when they really need our assistance. I help organize the annual car show fundraiser which helps the fire house provide a Children’s Christmas party. The party is open to every child 12 or under in the town. I have been involved in Cub Scouting in Poestenkill for 8 years, the last 5 years as a Den Leader. Our scouts will be becoming Boy Scouts early next year. I am also just completing my term on the Twin Town Little League Board of Directors late this year. I have been responsible for 107 players and 30 coaches and have really enjoyed little league, as I played twin town as child at the same Poestenkill Fields. I feel my extensive community service record and dedication to our community makes me qualified to help lead Poestenkill into the future. ~Submitted by John Windover

NY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS RECEIVE NEW RANK, NEW RESPONSIBILITIES Schodack Island State Park will hold a Fall Festival on October 5th from 12noon - 5PM. Vendors, exhibitors, arts & crafts, food, music, games, contest & prizes for children and adults, Clown, hayrides, pick a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patches & paint it, free cider & donuts and MUCH MORE! For information, call 518-732-0187.

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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. Jennette Chartrand from Troy, and serving with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Specialist. 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

DIMARTINO AND MATTERS: STRONG ETHICS REFORM IS CRUCIAL FOR OVERHAULING TOWN OPERATIONS East Greenbush town board candidates Deberah DiMartino and Mary Ann Matters are calling for a thorough reform of the town ethics law, calling this reform a crucial step in the overhaul of town operations which will lead to deficit elimination and property-tax cuts. “After almost two years of rebuffing the town board minority’s push to include financial disclosure as part of the new ethics code, the town board majority ‘s recent proposal continues to make a mockery of ethics in government by watering down, and even omitting, several key provisions of the ethics board’s original proposal,” said Ms. DiMartino. “A key premise of any ethics law is simple: to protect residents from elected officials who would seek to influence the appointment of family members to fullor part-time jobs, or the award of contracts to family members. An ethics code should be crafted in a manner that discourages the creation of jobs merely to accommodate the hiring of family members, requires that job openings be openly posted in a newspaper, and encourages the hiring of only the most qualified applicants,” continued Ms. DiMartino. “I would like to see the majority hold a public hearing and consider the original ethics proposal recommended by the town ethics board,” said Ms. Matters. “This document was a balanced document that fairly addressed the issues of hiring and financial disclosure by town board members. If elected, Deb and I promise to bring the ethics law back in front of the board in January, to review what has been enacted, and to amend those sections that are weak. Three specific examples of amendments would require that the town board certify that: (a) the duties of the job to be performed by a relative of a town board member are essential to the town; (b) that resumes were duly solicited through the town’s official newspaper; and (c) that the board member’s relative who is hired possesses the best qualifications for the job. By the board majority casting aside these provisions, it suggests that some town board members are entitled to provide their relatives with preferential treatment with regard to filling town jobs,” continued Ms. Matters. “This is the third leg of the reform stool that East Greenbush needs for financial recovery. There are plenty of East Greenbush residents interested in working for the town and local contractors interested in providing services to the town, all of whom have no ties to town board members. By reforming the ethics code, we will ensure that the best interests of the residents, not those of board members’ families, are kept in the forefront when making decisions for East Greenbush,” said Ms. DiMartino. “Ethics, proper budgeting, and financial reform are essential to restoring East Greenbush as the preeminent town in Rensselaer County. With dedicated employees making sure that proper financial and budget practices are followed, there is no doubt in my mind that we will eliminate the deficit and begin to cut property taxes for our hardworking residents,” concluded Ms. Matters. Please e-mail Ms. DiMartino at, or Ms. Matters at, with any questions or comments. Paid Advertisement

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RUMMAGE SALE There will be a Rummage Sale on Friday, October 11th, from 2PM-6PM; and Saturday, October 12th, from 10AM-4PM. The sale will be held in the fellowship hall of Broadway United Methodist Church at 1550 Broadway, Rensselaer ( Tracy Street Entrance).


AVERILL PARK COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA SEEKS PLAYERS Do you now play a musical instrument or have played one in the past? If so, you would enjoy being part of our community orchestra. The group is comprised of students and adults from this area and beyond. We practice at the Algonquin Middle School on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Our music includes various styles including classical, show tunes, folk, seasonal, and even some pop and jazz. Students can acquire community service hours by joining our group. There is always a need for more string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and bass, however we can also use more percussion as well as additional woodwind and brass players. We will present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 8. No audition is needed to join. Just come, play, enjoy the camaraderie, and gain a sense of accomplishment. We have a folder ready with music for you. Contact Janine Budesheim at j9bmusic@aol.comor or at 518674-5917.

HUGE BOOK SALE! 35,000 BOOKS, CDs, DVDs, TAPES, AUDIOS, VIDEOS, RECORDS HUGE BOOK SALE! 35,000 BOOKS CHEAP!!! ALSO CDs, DVDs, TAPES, AUDIOS, VIDEOS, RECORDS at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061. • Thursday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • Friday, Nov. 1, 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Sunday, Nov. 3, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Paperbacks $.50 - $1; Hardbacks $1 - $2. Sunday only: Books in Bag Sale Only; $3 Per Bag For information, call (518) 477-7241 (Chase Pugliese) or e-mail at Note: There is no pre-sale for library staff, volunteers or dealers. All 35,000 books, which are all donated and not library stock, are presorted and available to the public during the sale. No credit cards. Either cash or checks accepted. THERE IS NO ADMISSION FEE ON ANY DAY. NOTE THAT NO SCANNERS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED UNTIL FRIDAY. NOTE ALSO THAT NO CHILDREN’S BOOKS OR CHILDREN’S MEDIA WILL BE OFFERED ON ANY DAY OF THE SALE.

On Friday, October 18th, at 11:30AM, Chris Houde from Legal Aide will be on hand at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, to speak about SNAP (food stamp program). Bring your questions or concerns, all Rensselaer County seniors 60 years of age and older are welcome. If you would like to join us for lunch at noon, (entrée Sliced Chicken w/ Creamy Mushroom Sauce), please contact the center at 279-3413.



The Town of North Greenbush is asking for the public’s help in creating a Main Avenue Redevelopment Plan and will be holding two community workshops. The first workshop will be held on October 1st from 7-9 pm at the North Greenbush Town Offices located at 2 Douglas Street in the Annex room, and will focus on the Hamlet’s “Vision” for revitalizing Main Avenue in Wynantskill by looking at the area’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT). The second workshop will be held the following night on October 2nd from 7-9 pm, also at the Town Offices, and will bring the community’s visions to life with plans and drawings depicting your SWOT for Main Avenue from the first workshop. The study will result in a redevelopment plan that: creates new investment and job opportunities, improves housing along the corridor, creates a viable and walkable corridor, provides beautification efforts to the area, protects the water quality and Wynants Kill, creates new recreation opportunities, and creates opportunity for the revitalization of abandoned, vacant, and underutilized properties. Residents, business owners, and community stakeholders are all invited to attend these workshops to learn about the plan and share their ideas and vision for Main Avenue’s future. This is your chance to help shape the future of your community and your attendance is very important! Bring you middle-aged and high school-aged children too…it’s about their future! For more information, contact: Alson J. Spain Jr., Town of North Greenbush, Supervisor 518-283-5313 OR Benjamin H. Syden, Laberge Group, Director of Planning and Community Development 518-458-7112

The Town of Sand Lake’s Economic Development Committee is partnering with the business community to improve the business climate and enhance the hamlet centers of our Town! We recognize the importance of businesses and hamlets to the vitality of our community. The Town wants your input on programs and infrastructure improvements to make Sand Lake more business friendly. If you operate a business in Sand Lake, please participate by filling out a short survey regarding future opportunities for business improvement and expansion programs that the Town may offer. The survey is available on the Town’s website at You can also pick up a copy of the survey at the Town Clerk’s Office and Town Library. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Chairman of the Town’s Planning Oversight Committee, Fred Erickson, at 674-5143 or call the Supervisor’s Office at 674-2026 ext. 12. ~ Flora Fasoldt, Town Supervisor

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Kendren Romeo L. Reyes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek 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. Reyes is the nephew of Donnah Dawn Suyat of Phillips Road, Rensselaer.


The entire Premo Family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all of the generous people who supported, donated, prayed for and comforted our family during this unfortunate tragedy. For all of those who either stopped by when we weren’t home, left food in the kitchen, sent a card of love, or spoke kind words and shared fond memories, you did not go unrecognized. We take comfort in knowing how many people were touched by Chris in so many ways. Trust us...He knows he had quite the following. We know that Chris is so honored to see the love and support from our wonderful community. WE are truly blessed to have crossed paths with each and every one of you. Although we cannot possibly name every single person in this small paragraph, we appreciate everyone individually for helping us make the first of many steps in our healing process. We would also like to specifically thank Bonnie from The Lakeview Restaurant, Angelo from LaBella’s Pizza, Alex from the Alexis diner, Melissa from the Ivy Spa, Randy from RT 66 Meats and Smokehouse, The owners of Chris’s Pizza, The owners of Moscaitello’s the Uncle Sam Burden Lake Golf League and Scott from 16 Handles. Your actions speak volumes of the type of business you have all created. ~ Love & God Bless, The Premo’s

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #1489 located at 111 Main Avenue in Wynantskill will host a Halloween Dance on Saturday, October 26th, from 7pm till 11pm ~ Doors open at 6:30PM. Costumes are optional and their will be prizes for best costumes ~ Adults only. Advance tickets are $10 each and $13 each at the door ~ includes draft beer and soda. Music by: “Sound Spectrum”. You may bring in your own snacks & food only.



DeFreestville Fire Department volunteers have issued a reminder about their annual Calendar Drive to be held Sunday, September 29. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., DFD members will visit homes in the Department’s protection area, deliver a fire safety calendar, and request a donation. If a resident is not at home, DFD will leave a calendar and an envelope to mail a donation. DFD will visit large apartment complexes in the protection area, including Eastwyck Village, Oak Hill, Partridge Hill and Stonegate, on alternate dates. The Calendar Drive is the only time during the year when DFD fire fighters visit homes to request donations from the people they protect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, according to Drive Chairman Daniel Garab. 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 286-3612. All emergencies in Rensselaer County should be reported by dialing 911. You can visi t the DFD web site at:

First United Methodist Church, Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, New York will have a SOCK HOP, on Saturday, October 5th, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00. Donation for singles is $7.00 and $12.00 for couples. Have some fun, and dance to Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and many, many more! Have some fun, and enjoy an evening with that great sound of Rock N’ Roll Music, played by DJ FG Hunt! Beverages, and snack foods will be available. Come and enjoy.

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Fall Thrift Sale The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush is having their Fall Thrift Sale on September 27th, 5–8 p.m.; and 28th from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Saturday is bag day. There will be many different items from household, clothing to toys as well as a snack bar. All proceeds go to our mission projects. The Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, off of 9&20, in East Greenbush.


The Community Hose Volunteer Fire Company has set Saturday, October 12th, for a public education/open house. The event to be held between the hours of 11AM and 2PM at Station II, 65 Sherwood Avenue, Clinton Heights, is open to the public. This community activity is being held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week as set by the National Fire Protection Association. Fire Prevention Week is held this time every year to commemorate the tragic Great Chicago Fire which took the lives of 250 people and left 100,000 homeless. It occurred on October 9th, 1871. It is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Each year a particular theme is observed; this year it is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” To that end the fire fighters will be offering tips on kitchen fire safety. Ron Stark, Company President in planning for the day stated that “More fires start in the kitchen than in any other room in the home.” Children will have the opportunity to participate in fire safety related activities along with a photo op sitting in one of the familiar yellow fire trucks! Hot dogs and hamburgers will be offered to all who attend.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH “PINK STRANDS FOR STRIDES” On Monday, October 7th, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM, Studio 1 Hair Designers will be holding a “Pink Strands for Strides” Event to benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”. Pink human hair extensions will be applied for $10 each. They can stay in your hair for weeks or clip in and take out when you want. We will also have pink crystal earrings - just $10 to raise money for this important cause. All proceeds will be donated to “Making Strides” for lifesaving research, education, advocacy and patient service programs. Enjoy refreshments and be entered to win a $200 gift basket of Salon products and services. Studio 1 Hair Designers is located at 3 Forrest Drive in East Greenbush. Turn into the Columbia Plaza (Price Chopper) Entrance and take your first right. Check our website at and “like us” on Facebook for all the latest information. Call 477-8564 if you have any questions. Please join us for a fun day of Pink!


RENSS. SENIOR CENTER 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. Cost is $55, and proceeds will benefit the senior membership. Contact the center at 463-2166 for more information.

The Rensselaer Eagles Aux. #4446 located at 851 Broadway in Rensselaer is collecting refundable bottles and cans for Breast Cancer. You can drop them off at 851 Broadway in Rensselaer or call for a pick up at 436-4446. The Ladies Aux will be doing this until October 16, 2012.Please help us to help those who are afflicted with this Disease to have another Birthday! PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE is our MOTTO.

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“ON THE RUNWAY” FUNDRAISER Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner present Masquerade Fashion Show Fundraiser “On The Runway” on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 1PM at Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180. Mistress of Ceremony - Elisa Streeter, News 10 Anchor, Luncheon, Fashion Show, raffle and auction. Music provided by DJ Jeffrey Scott Entertainment ~ Photo Booth provided by Vincent Nicholas Photography. The proceeds will benefit The Unity House Domestic Violence Program and The Nikki Hart Memorial Children’s’ Fund. Register online at Cost: $50/ person, $90/couple, $500/table. Fashions provided by Some Girls Boutique, Aurora’s Boutique, Dang! That’s Cherry. Brunswick Harley Davidson, Sophie & Lola Children’s Boutique, Waldorf Tuxedo and The Costumer. Fashion Design Contest with designer dresses by Khymanyo Studio, Katie Pray, Duchess, KaNarri and Wear Wonderland. For further information, contact Martha Warner at 928-8346.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS ~ 60 YEARS & OLDER Did you know, the Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center offers hot, delicious meals daily at 12 noon for a suggested contribution of $2.75. We also offer transportation, pick up at your door, to the center for lunch, followed by shopping and then home; for a suggested contribution of $1.00. No One is denied due to inability to contribute. For transportation, call 270-2734. Rensselaer Senior Center 463-2166.

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Letter to the Editor: In the spring, the Town Board approved funding for the Laberge Group to work with Town officials to develop needed recommendations for changes to the outdated Town Zoning Code. This is a great long-overdue project. However, little has happened since these funds were allocated. Many residents are interested and have a huge stake in the outcome of this effort. Given this fact, we would request you consider the following strategies to assure openness of the process: 1) Minutes – Publish the minutes to all associated meetings within two weeks of each meeting. 2) Public Participation – When the public hearings take place, involve key stakeholder groups such as the Town’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, neighborhood groups, the business community, county & state leaders and other interested parties. The Birchwood Estates Neighborhood is a neighborhood group that recently petitioned the Town (94% participation) to zone their community residential rather than commercial. The Town should involve these folks in the process. 3) Use of the Town Website – This is a great communication tool that could be used to post minutes to all of this work group’s meetings and hearings. Currently the latest Planning Board meeting minutes posted was for a meeting that occurred 25 weeks ago. This is inexcusable. Our requests are simple and in the interest of open government. What our Town looks like in the future is a concern to everyone and is heavily dependent on the results of this effort and the Town Board’s approval of Study recommendations. It is our hope that this Study will do much to assure the realization of the Guiding Principles (Comprehensive Plan) of economic growth, preserving the historical character and rural nature of our community. We would ask that you respond to us in writing as to how you will address our three requests. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider a participative process which will have an impact on all residents of this great Town. ~Tony Kirby, President: Schodack Planning & Development Association 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.

BEST-LUTHER FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC. ANNUAL CALENDAR DRIVE On Sunday, October 6, 2013, volunteers of the Best-Luther Fire Department will conduct their annual Calendar Drive. BLFD members will visit each home in the department’s district distributing calendars. If you are not at home, the BLFD firefighters will leave a calendar and an envelope if you wish to make a donation. This calendar drive is the only time during the year that BLFD will visit your home unless you need us. This is also a great time to ask our volunteers how you can make a difference in the community and join your local fire department. The Best-Luther Fire Department stands ready to answer your call at all times throughout the year 24/7. Please answer our call for you to volunteer. To be a volunteer with Best-Luther, you will find the experience rewarding and worth your time. Your time demands are adaptable and manageable with the support of our organization. By doing so, you will be helping us remain prepared to assist you in your time of need. Thank you for your support.

OKTOBERFEST BRINGS BAVARIA TO NASSAU Nassau’s Village Beautification Committee presents a traditional Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, September 29th, at the Village Commons Park on John Street. The event runs from 12 noon until 4 p.m. and features traditional German foods, beverages and entertainment. Inspired by European harvest festivals, the Oktoberfest will feature a complete menu including bratwurst, bauernwurst and knockwurst, imported German sauerkraut, potato salad and made-as-you-watch potato pancakes. Imported German beers and wines will be available, including Spaten Oktoberfest beer, the same beer served to millions at Munich’s original Oktoberfest. Musical entertainment will feature Nassau’s own Bavarian Barons, a traditional German brass band founded in the village 40 years ago. With a lively program of polkas, waltzes and marches, the group has a long history of entertaining the public throughout New York and New England. Admission is free and will take place under tents rain or shine. Guests may bring their own lawn chairs if they wish. For additional information, go to or call (518) 766-2291.

RENSS. CITY SCHOOL ALUMNI MEETING The Rensselaer City Alumni Association will meet on Tuesday, October 1st, at 6:30pm in the LGI room of the high school. They will be discussing the quilt raffle, tickets are still available from members and will be sold prior to the Homecoming Game on Friday, Oct. 11, and the winner will be announced at half time during the game. Also, on the agenda, is a discussion for a military memorial for Alumni who gave their lives for their country. Anyone who attended or graduated from the Rensselaer City School District are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.


PUBLIC WORKSHOP FOR EAST GREENBUSH SITE DESIGN GUIDELINES The Town of East Greenbush will be holding a Public Workshop to discuss aesthetic and site design improvements that are intended to enhance pedestrian safety, improve traffic flows, and encourage economic development along the Columbia Turnpike and Route 4 corridors. The meeting will be held October 2nd (Wednesday) at Town Hall (225 Columbia Turnpike) at 6:00 pm. The purpose of the Public Workshop is to solicit input from the public on a long term vision for the study area. Residents, business owners, and all other interested parties are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend this important community event. The Public Workshop will be facilitated by the Town’s planning consultants, The Chazen Companies and Place Sense, and is designed to be a lively, informative, and interactive event. For more information about the upcoming Public Workshop or the East Greenbush Site Design Guidelines, please contact Meghan Webster, Town of East Greenbush Planner, at or (518) 694-4011. ~ Submitted by Meghan Webster, Director of Planning Town of East Greenbush

CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP! Theme for the autumn is “how we live as disciples of Christ.” • Sunday, Sept. 29 - 8:30 am Communion and Worship; 9:15 am Sunday School; 10:30 am Worship with choir and organ. Scripture: I Timothy 6: 17, 18 Professional child care provided. 11:30 am Fellowship hour. Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday 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:

Letter to the Editor: The Schodack Democratic Party held their caucus Saturday, September 24th. Although they nominated two candidates to run for the office of Councilperson on November 5th, they did not come up with a candidate for Schodack Supervisor. This leaves a situation that is not good for our town as an election should give the voter a choice. As many residents know, with the support and help of many volunteers, I ran for that office six years ago because in that election there also would not be any choice. The volunteers insisted I run as a write in candidate which resulted in a narrow defeat mainly because the old voting machines were difficult to do a write in and some machines broke down at the peak voting time. The new voting machines are much easier to write in a name when voting. I have given serious thought about once again seeking the office of Supervisor by way of a write in. If I do go for a write in, it will be to give the voters of Schodack a choice. Time is short and a decision will have to be made soon. I have decided to ask the residents for their opinion, and if it is affirmative, would they once again volunteer to help with the campaign? I would not ask for any financial contributions, but assistance would be needed in just letting the voters know they have a choice. I think I am qualified for the position as I have attended the majority of meetings for well over 60 years and have successfully operated a farm with the help of my wife Sue and our children for over forty years. If anyone wants to once again help give the people a choice at the voting booth for the office of supervisor, please contact me at 669-7184 or Eeee me at <>. Regardless, whoever wins the election, it will give us the people’s choice. Thank you for your interest in our town. ~ Ray Lemka (Lifetime Schodack 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.

DANCIN’ IN THE GYM II FUNDRAISER FOR ST. JOHN’S ACADEMY ALUMNI GROUP After last year’s good time, St. John’s Academy Alumni Group will do it again on Saturday, October 26: Dancin’ in the Gym II! The dance is open to the public and will be held in the gymnasium of the former St. John’s Academy, 50 Herrick Street, Rensselaer, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. DJ Scott Hemming will play music of all eras – oldies and dance tracks – for old-school fun! Pizza, beer, wine, soda, and sweets will be sold. A 50/50 raffle will add to the thrill. Save the date and tell your friends! The dance is a fundraiser for the SJA Alumni Reunion Fund. For advance tickets, e-mail Patrice Burek at For additional information, email Kathy Nardacci at, or call 518-527-9009.

TENDER LOVING CARE GROUP MEETING The Tender Loving Care Group (TLC) Trinity Lutheran Church, West Sand Lake, will have its first fall meeting Saturday, October 5th, in the fellowship hall of the church from 1PM to 3PM. Everyone from the community is invited to join us in making pillowcases for the Con Kerr Charity for children in local hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. We have fabric kits, a few sewing machines and volunteers ready to teach how to make these bright, cheerful pillowcases to brighten hospital rooms. Five straight seams is all it takes to make one. If knitting is your thing, we have a group of skilled knitters and crocheters who have simple patterns to make lap robes, mittens, scarves, hats and baby clothes and afghans to donate to local group homes, shelters and the VA hospital. Please consider spending a few hours once a month creating items for local groups. No reservations or membership is required; and it is for the young, the not so young, and the older...otherwise all ages, male and female are welcomed. Any questions, please call Evah Beck at 674-3292 or Gretchen Romanelli at 4793748, or leave a message at the Church, 674-5501. We also serve refreshments and we have fun and enjoy the fellowship of one another!!!!

TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER TOURNAMENT The West Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament on October 5th at the West Sand Lake Fire House, 3695 NY Route 43. Time: 1PM - doors open at 12PM. $25 entry donation, $40 buy-in goes to the prize pool, $20 additional Add-On available goes to prize pool. Free refreshments and lunch will be served. All Walk-ins welcome. Bring your Family and Friends and hope to see you at the Final Winners Table. For more information, call Patty at 674-3657 or the Fire Hall the day of the event at 674-3677. Future Poker Tournament dates: Nov. 2nd and Dec. 7th, 2013.

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My son Michael and I would like to thank all of our friends that called, stopped in or sent a card in the last month, since the announcement of our closing. We are truly fortunate to have so many memories of all of you. One of my friends and customers said coming to Thoma Tire was like coming to a clubhouse, where you always felt welcome. That really made us feel good. So many of you talked about how my father always made a big hit with all the youngsters. My father instilled in both my son and I that we are all on the same team, just trying improve our lot in life. We will be maintaining our website and will have suggestions of local dealers and garages that we feel will be an excellent choice for your tire service in the future. We really hope that you choose local businesses and stay away from the large chains. Help the little guy grow with your patronage and patience. The ones I suggest have all talked to me at length and are investing in new equipment and employees to serve your needs. I’m sure they will all be happy to keep the cookie tradition alive. Finally, we will NOT BE MOUNTING TIRES ON OUR LAST DAY, Saturday 9/28. We will close the final day at 11:30am. We wish to again say THANK YOU! “30 END”

HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE AUDITIONS “A CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT” Christmas is just around the corner and the Highlight Acting Troupe is getting ready to celebrate. This year we will be honoring the late Ron LeVan with one of his Christmas plays. If you like the holiday season, then you will want to audition for HAT’s Christmas production of “A Christmas Ornament”. If you have been in our past Christmas shows, or if this is your first time, please come to auditions and help bring this fun Christmas show to life! Auditions will be held at the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, Rt. 7 (across from Stewart’s) on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 pm; and on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 pm. For questions or further information call Kat at 9611291 or visit our website at http:// http:// or email us at

The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday, September 28th, in the Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and close at 6:00 pm. Play begins at 6:15 sharp. A free buffet will be served at the first break and refreshments will be available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $35.00 will be accepted and give the player 6,000 in chip value. Players can make an additional $10.00 donation at the door for 2,000 extra in chip. This tournament will pay one place for every 10 players with a minimum of four places and a maximum of 9 places. The next Texas Hold’em Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. For further information, please call John Linton - 518733-0469.

GS TROOP 1911 NEEDS YOU TO SEND A FRIEND! EAST GREENBUSH LIBRARY East Greenbush: Like to play games? Get a group of your friends together and come to the East Greenbush Community Library on Wednesday, October 2nd, for the next Friends of the East Greenbush Library Trivia Night. Doors open at 6:30 pm with games starting at 7:00 pm. Teams can be no more than 6 players. Individuals are welcome and will be matched into teams. There will be five rounds of trivia with minigames in between and prizes. Preregistration & All Friends of the Library: $5.00/person. At the door registration: $10.00/ person. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Stop in the library to register now!

GREENBUSH GARDEN CLUB MEETING Have you ever wanted to know the behind the scenes story of how all those tulips get planted in Albany’s Washington Park? Come join the Greenbush Garden Club at the East Greenbush Library to hear Judy Stacey, Albany City Gardener from 1996-2011, talk about how those 263,300 tulips get planted each fall and maybe learn a few tricks for your home garden. Our meeting will be held October 1, 2013 at 6:30 in the community room of the East Greenbush Library.

STEPHENTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT The Unsinkable Molly Brown, portrayed by Phyllis Chapman on Monday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown. There is more to socialite Margaret Brown than her survival of the R.M.S. Titanic sinking. Come and meet her at this free event. The building is handicapped accessible. For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.

TEXAS HOLD’EM Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau wil l hold a Texas Hold’em on Saturday, September 28th. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 6PM. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957.

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Cheer someone up with a random act of kindness. As part of Troop 1911’s Bronze Award, we have created the Send-AFriend program, to make a difference in someone’s life. You can make a difference too. Make a small stuffed animal and send it to someone who needs a friend. Some ideas where you can send your friend: St. Jude’s, American Red Cross, local nursing homes, wounded soldiers, Ronald McDonald House, disaster areas, or just a friend in need of a smile. All you need is some thread, felt, stuffing & imagination! Don’t forget to share your stories with us on Facebook: Send A Friend Girl Scout Troop 1911. Don’t delay, Send-A-Friend today! Don’t forget to like us on FB (Send A Friend Girl Scout Troop 1911) and share our page! Spread the word!

CIRCLE THEATRE PLAYERS PRESENTS THE 2nd ORIGINAL ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL Imagine award winning theater with award winning playwrights and award winning actors in Circle Theatre Players’ 2nd Original One Act Play Festival on stage at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts! Combine experienced and new playwrights and new actors who bring out the best in each other. All this talent (7 playwrights and directors, 26 actors) hails from the Capital Region and beyond ... Petersburg to Castleton, Albany, Troy and Schenectady, Pittsfield MA and west to Scotia. The seven plays chosen will be performed on October 17, 18, 19, at 8pm and October 20th at 2:30pm in the newly renovated Fuess Performing Space. Tickets are $16, under 18 $10, plus discounts for veterans and groups of ten or more. Reservations can be made at 518674-2007 or SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is handicap accessible, and features expanded parking.

~UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2013~ A Sincere Thank You, once again, for Your Generosity: • Tommy Choquette (Burden Lake Country Club) • Scott Bendett (Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe) • Billy & Leon Fiacco (Wynantskill Beverage Mart) For all your efforts and wonderful contribution made from the Greenbush Open held this past July honoring the memory of Frank “Doc” DeVane. Thank you to all who attended to make the event a huge success! The Albany Symphony Orchestra begins its’ 12th year of providing monthly instruction, in each of the Elementary Schools, with the support of Karen & Chet Opalka and The Foundation. The curriculum continues to provide interactive lessons to students by different orchestra members and their instruments including Maestro David Alan Miller. We want to thank teaching and administrative staff involved, despite staffing challenges, for all their extra efforts to provide this valued program. Save the date: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th AT 6:30 PM! The Averill Park Education Foundation will hold our annual gala fundraiser event at THE OLD DALEY INN ON CROOKED LAKE. Our theme is “Ignite, Inspire, Educate.” This year we will be honoring Mary Pat Wager and Michael Cavotta from The Averill Park School District. Please join us and visit our website at to register through Pay Pal for the event or call Sue Powers at 674-3682 for more information. ~ Ralph LaMontagna - President, The Averill Park Education Foundation

GRAFTON COMMUNITY COOP ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS Are you interested in purchasing a wide variety of Gluten and dairy-free products, grains, coffee, tea, bulk organic nuts, baking supplies or spices? If so, you may enjoy becoming a member of our community buying club. By doing so, you support your local community, get to know your neighbors, and get great access to natural and organic products without driving all the way to Albany to shop. Our group orders on a monthly basis from United Natural Foods and Frontier National Products companies. Currently, 10 families participate and we are looking for a few more members to join our group. The monthly job is simple: roll out of bed early every 4th Saturday to meet the delivery truck at the Grafton Community Library on Rt. 2 in Grafton, help unload and divide the members products and gather up your order that you placed on-line 1 week prior. It usually takes less than an hour. Our coop also has access to personal care items, cleaning products and pet supplies. Also, we can introduce you to the local farm community. If you have family, buying in bulk is a great way to get your products economically. Members can share products that are available only in bulk through our order splitting process. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Maureen Gallagher, Coordinator Grafton Community Coop at 518-279-1498.

“HORSE THIEVES” TO MEET The 164th annual meeting of the Sand Lake Association for the Mutual Protection Against Horse Thieves will meet on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 6:00 pm. The meeting will convene at the Lakeview Inn in Averill Park. Attendees who wish to dine may choose from the menu. The Sand Lake Association for the Mutual Protection Against Horse Thieves was incorporated by an act of the Legislature of New York on April 7, 1849. The purpose of the association was and continues to be a community effort to protect horses. Since there seems to have been very few horse thieves to be captured in the past few years, this gathering has become a fun, joke-filled time of camaraderie. Anyone wishing to become a member is welcome. Owning a horse is not necessary. The once in a lifetime membership fee is what? $2.00? When was the last time the sheriff called for a posse to search for a horse thief? A search of historical records is necessary. So come, join a long-standing tradition of the historic Town of Sand Lake-which included Poestenkill and portions of other nearby towns. ~ Submitted by, Karen Clickner Douttiel

INTERESTED IN WRITING YOUR MEMOIR TRY A FREE CLASS AT SLCA ON OCT. 4th Each of us has a story to tell, whether published to the world, to our families or to just our own selves. Maybe it’s time to get those stories on paper so they can actually be read! Sign up for the memoir class at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts (SLCA) and make your life stories lasting. In the class, you will learn techniques of the craft of writing, receive feedback from other writers and have help with editing grammar. A free introductory class will be given at the Center from 10-12 on October 4. The class will begin on October 18th and run for five weeks at the low cost of $100. If you’re interested, but have questions, please call SLCA at 518-674-2007 or go to our website at before Oct. 1. After Oct. 1, please contact Val Kavanaugh direct at 674-2426. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. The center is handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking.

CONCERT at SAND LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH Come and join us on Sunday evening, October 6th, at 7pm at Sand Lake Baptist Church as we worship with 4ever1. Bring your family and friends and enjoy wholesome Christian music. All are welcome.

CAPITAL DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING The Palatine Emigration to NY - Speaker Nancy Kelly - A fascinating story of brave, adventurous people hoping to provide a secure future for their families will be held at the William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie), 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville on Saturday, Sept 28, 2013, at 1PM; 2PM Meet and Greet, Computer group immediately following. Special Interest Group Meetings: 12:00 German Genealogy and Beginner’s Clinic: Researching Foreign Countries; this will include several countries including Poland and Lithuania. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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The Women’s Guild of St. Michael’s Church, Williams Road, in North Greenbush is sponsoring a Giffy’s Bar-B-Q on Friday, September 27th, from 4PM to 6PM. The cost is $10 and it includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll and brownie. Drivethru only. Dinners should be pre-ordered by Sunday, September 22nd. Drive-up orders will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, call Ann at 2838714 or Maureen at 782-1860.


TURKEY SUPPER Zion’s United Church of Christ, 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, will be serving a Roast Turkey Supper on Saturday, Sept 28, 2013, in the church hall. Servings will be at 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30. Come and enjoy a “Family Style” all you care to eat turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, rolls and butter and a slice of pie for dessert. There will be a choice of lemonade, iced tea, milk or coffee for beverage. The cost is $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (ages 5-12) and under 5 yrs free. For reservations, call Diane Hoffman at 674-2746. If no answer, please leave your name & number on answering machine and you’ll be called back. All reservations need to be confirmed if left on answering machine.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER On September 29th, from at 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM, the St. Henry’s Knights of Columbus council in Averill Park will be putting on a pancake breakfast to raise funds for Operation Ultrasound. There is a pregnancy care center right here in the Albany area which has partnered with a local primary care medical practice, and is in need of an ultrasound machine. They have hundreds of expectant mothers as clients and a new ultrasound machine will provide this full-service pregnancy center the means to educate mothers and other family members about their pre-born babies. Please join us and help to make Operation Ultrasound a reality here in our own neighborhood…help us demonstrate our love of life and our commitment to protecting the most vulnerable members of our society. Cost: Adults $7.00 and Children under 12 $3.00 at St. Henry’s Church in Averill Park. For more information, Call Bill Glasser at 674-3965.

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Rensselaer County ’s Troy Senior Center will be holding our annual Fall Gala Dinner Dance at the Franklin Terrace Bal l room 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 2705348.

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CHICKEN BBQ Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 located in Averill Park announces their 2013 Chicken BBQ 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.


For the fifth year, First Reformed Church of Wynantskill is offering Free Community Pasta Dinners. Beginning October 9th, they will be held Wednesdays between 5:30 and 7 pm until May. Please join us for food, fellowship, and fun! First Reformed Church of Wynantskill is located at the corner of Rte 66 & Church St.

NEW LEBANON Tom Abdow, New England Singer and Songwriter, will perform at ‘Concerts In The Park - New Lebanon, N.Y. - AN AFTERNOON OF FOLK COUNTRY ROCK AND ORIGINAL SONGS’ At THE SHATFORD MEMORIAL PARK, on Route 22 in New Lebanon, New York on September 28th, 2013 beginning at 4:00 p.m. The FREE Saturday Concert will feature Abdow’s combination of contemporary trends folk rock original music, including Abdow’s “Back to My Old Friends” and his original version of Detroit Michigan songwriter and friend Jim Drum’s “Song For The Losers”, along with well known favorite ‘covers’ of songs like “All Along The Watchtower” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” among others. CONCERTS IN THE PARK concert goers are invited to bring a picnic, spread out their blankets, bring their lawn chairs and to really make this a family event for young and old, he said. Sponsored by the Town of New Lebanon Recreation Commission. In the event of significant rainfall / inclement weather predictions; the concerts will take place the following afternoon (Sunday), same time, same location. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on park property.


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FAMILY STYLE ROAST BEEF DINNER TO BENEFIT ANDY CUMMINGS On Friday, July 12th, our beloved 15 year old grandson, Andy Cummings was critically injured in Unadilla, NY while on his last lap of practice run on his quad. Flown by Lifestar to Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse, Andy was treated for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and remained in Pediatric ICU for close to a month. Andy is now a little closer to home, working hard at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, NY. He is receiving Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy daily. Although we are heartbroken, we are optimistic that our “Andyman” will make a full recovery over time. We recognize that he has a long and difficult journey ahead of him and we know that the days won’t always be easy. On October 26th, we will host a Family Style Roast Beef Dinner at the Berlin Firehouse in Berlin, NY from 4PM to 7PM to raise money that can be applied toward the tremendous amount of medical expenses Andy’s care has necessitated. All-You-Can-Eat Roast Beef Diner with Desserts, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction & Clowns. Fun for the whole family! Take-out also available. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $5 for Kids under 12. All proceeds go to the Cummings Family for help with Andy’s medical expenses and ongoing recovery and therapy. RSVP: Buy Tickets: or get tickets at the door. ~ Pat, David and Davey Shuhart

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 on Saturday, September 28th, 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!

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DRIVE-THRU TAKEOUT WURST DINNER at SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Salem United Methodist Church of West Sand Lake will be holding a drive-thru takeout dinner on Saturday, October 5th, from 1:00pm till 6:00pm, for the small price of $8. You can select a combination of two wurst; selecting from Bratwurst, Bockwurst, or Knockwurst – served with sauerkraut and a roll. In addition, you can select two sides; choosing from baked beans, macaroni salad, German potato salad, and red cabbage. Extra sides and wurst are available at a nominal fee. Pick up your selected dinner as you drive through the Church’s parking lot — just off Shaver Road. Reservations appreciated (but not required) by calling the church office at 674-3106. We look forward to providing the community with a wonderful dinner at a fantastic price.

BROOKS’ BAR-B-Q The First United Methodist Women will sponsor a Brooks’ BarB-Q on Saturday, October 19th, from 4PM to 7PM at the church located at 1 Gilligan Road in East Greenbush. Treat your family to an easy, hearty meal to celebrate Fall! * 1/2 chicken with all the fixings for $10.50 ~ * BBQ Ribs with all the fixings for $12.00 ~ Eat-in or Take-Out. Tickets are available at the church office located at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, 477-9693.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST AT HOAGS CORNERS The Hoags Corners Firehouse is back with their All-You-CanEat Breakfast on Sunday, October 6th, from 8am – 11:00am. Our All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Style Breakfast includes Scrambled eggs, homefries, applesauce, fruit cocktail, blueberry & regular pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, toast, and English muffins. Cost: Adults/$7.00; Children ages 6-12/$4.00; Children 5 and under/ free. Eat-in or Take-out. Phone: 766-5474.

CLAM BAKE Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau will hold a Clam Bake on Saturday, October 5th, from 12noon till 6PM. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chowder, Salads, 12-3PM, Beer & Soda, Water, Coffee. Raw Clams 1-3PM. Dinner: Steamed Clams, Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn and Dessert. 50/50 Raffle, Gift Raffles, Steak-O, Music, Beer, Soda, Water and Coffee. Cost is $35. Reservations are preferred but not necessary. More information and reservation, call Claudia at 423-5957.

STEPHEN. VALLEY ROD & GUN CLUB ANNUAL PIG ROAST The Stephentown Valley Rod & Gun Club Annual Pig Roast will be held on October 5th from 1PM to 6PM ~ Dinner will be served at 4PM. Tickets are $25. Events includes: Hot Dogs, Burgers, Sausage/ Peppers/Onions, Corn, Chowder, Draft Beer/Wine/ Soda/Water. Roast includes: Roast Pig & Stuffing, Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Apple Sauce and Coleslaw. Cook Shack open from 1PM to 4PM. Games ~ Raffles ~ Door Prizes ~ Good Times! The Roast will be held on the club grounds, RT 43, West Stephentown, call 766-5350. For tickets, see any member or call the Club. The Roast sponsors our children’s Christmas Party.

“HALLOWEEN” SPECIAL DINNER On Thursday, October 31st, the Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy will hold its monthly special dinner. Baked Meatloaf will be the noon meal - be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. Then join us in our grand ballroom for a Halloween Party with entertainment by Dave and Dancin’ Dawn. Come in costume - there will be prizes for the funniest, scariest and prettiest costumes! CDPHP is sponsoring this event. Call 270-5349 to make your reservations.

FAMILY STYLE ROAST PORK DINNER A Family Style Roast Pork Dinner will be held at Hope United Methodist Church, corner of Rte #2 and Garfield Rd., on Saturday, October 2, with continuous servings from 4:30PM to 6:30PM. This will include pork, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, rolls, and homemade pie. The dinner will be $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5-12. Reservations are suggested. Call 279-9601.

SUPPORT APFD at the CHILI COOKOFF Averill Park Fire Department is selling tickets to Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill Firehouse Chili CookOff to be held on Saturday, Oct. 12th. All proceeds from every ticket that APFD sells will be returned to APFD. Help support APFD by purchasing a ticket for $15 through APFD Vice President Dan Jones. He can be contacted at or 6740244. Be sure to join us on Oct. 12th too to vote for our Chili!

GOOD FOOD IDEAS Rensselaer County ’s Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy wil l host Rensselaer County’s Cooperative Extension monthly “Good Food Ideas” cooking demonstration on Friday, October 11th, at 11AM. The topic will be “Shake the Shaker.” There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. A lunch of Baked Haddock will immediately follow for a suggested donation of $2.75. For reservations for lunch, call 270-5349.

APPLE PIE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL On Thursday, October 3, the Rensselaer County Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy, will be having an “Apple Pie & Ice Cream Social,” sponsored by Fidelis Care. We will be serving a nutritious and delicious meal at 12 noon, suggested contribution $2.75. Menu: Chicken W/ Gravy, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Pineapple Juice and fresh fruit. Bring a friend to lunch and stay to enjoy one of America’s favorite desserts.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL FUNDRAISER American Legion Unit 1489 Ladies Auxiliary, Friends & Family will host a Spaghetti & Meatball Fundraiser Dinner on October 20, from 3PM to 7PM for Joy Alber. Joy is a longtime active member with an extended illness. Cost is $10.00 for Adults and $7 for 12 & under. Silent Action, 50/50 and Door Prizes ~ Music by Jonny “O”. The American Legion Unit 1489 is located at 111 Main Avenue in Wynantskill. Any questions, please call Patricia McMahon at 518-596-5054.

E. SCHODACK FIRE CO. PIZZA NIGHT FUNDRAISER Please join us on Saturday, October 5th, for our monthly Pizza Night. This will be our 13th annual fundraiser to support local organizations that help people deal with cancer. To date we have donated over $16,000. Menu includes: fresh made pizza, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, and a huge salad bar. Serving between 4PM and 8PM, call 479-3366 (after 1PM) to order ahead. Take-out is available, or join your neighbors for a relaxing evening and to help raise money for a worthy cause.

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732-2276 • SAVE THE DATE! FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING/PUBLIC FORUM LWVRC to sponsor public forum on the November ballot proposals In the New York State general election on November 5th, there will be six ballot proposals. Perhaps the most controversial is the proposition allowing the Legislature to authorize the establishment of up to seven casinos in regions throughout New York State. If you’d like to learn more about the pros and cons of this proposal, come to a public forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County, on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 7 pm. The forum will be held in the parish hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 146 First Street, at the corner of First and Liberty Streets, in Troy. Speaking in favor of the proposal will be Ken Pokalsky, Vice President of Government Affairs for the New York State Business Council. Speaking against it will be Robb Smith and Demi McGuire of the Coalition Against Gambling in New York State. Jill Nagy of the League will moderate the discussion. This promises to be an informative and lively session, so bring your questions and plan to attend! Written information about all six ballot propositions will also be available. Please RSVP to Chris Salmon, Co-President, at 272-6587 or

On Sunday, October 6th, Brunswick Grange will hold their Annual Fall Agricultural Tailgate Sale at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, RT 67 & 40, Schaghticoke, NY from 8AM till 12:30PM. More than 50 vendors will have various varieties of Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Pigeons, Veggies, Plants & other agricultural items. ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS, CATS, PUPPIES, KITTENS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR SALE. A donation of $15/vendor will be charged. Event will be held rain or shine. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 279-9113.



Doors of Hope has been pleased, in the past, with the community response to our Christmas, “Adopt a Family”. Perhaps your organization, business, or family would like to participate in this Christmas Project to provide gifts for a family in need. It is easy to adopt a family. For details of the program, call 674-4048 after October 1st and before November 25th. Speak with our volunteer coordinator, Nancy Rockwell, or one of our volunteers who staff the store. All families must be adopted by November 25th. Doors of Hope truly appreciates the assistance the ADVERTISER gives to us, as well as the continuing support from our community. ~ Nancy Rockwell (Volunteer Coordinator)

It doesn’t get any cooler than Bing Futch! This award-winning singer/songwriter from Orlando, FL takes the Appalachian mountain dulcimer to electrifying extremes at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Sat., October 12th at 8 p.m. African & Native American rhythms, blues, bluegrass, funk, jazz, Celtic, country/western, Middle Eastern & Latin influences mix with original rock and pop grooves. Vocals, dulcimer, Native American flute like you’ve never heard them before! Tickets are $16 Adults, $10 children under 18, and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, and is fully handicapped accessible. There is plenty of free parking.

SENIOR MEMBERSHIP MEETING On Friday, October 4th, at 11AM 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; Potato Crunch Pollock. To make reservations for lunch, call the center at 279-3485.

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will be hosting a Vendor & Craft Fair on Saturday, October 5th, from 9AM - 4PM, 55 North Lake Ave., Troy. Spaces are $25.00 per space, and include 1 table & 2 chairs, and a donation of 1 item for the basket to be raffled off. Those who are interested may contact us for a registration form - Louise at (518) 7084342 or you may e-mail us at louiseolvcolumbiette@aol.comWe are handicap accessible.

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“IN THE PARK” The Averill Park Off Broadway Players are very excited to start their 2013-14 season! This year’s season will include classics, fairy tales and countless laughs. We kick off our season with both the male and female versions of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, a show about two very different friends who suddenly become roommates, but find that their friendship may not survive in such close quarters. Come and watch their hilarious antics for yourself on November 1st and 2nd. In January, we will once again be performing our Winter One Acts, a series of short plays written and directed by students. These will be showcased on January 10th and 11th. We finish off our season with the childhood classic Peter Pan, the story of a boy who never grew up, on April 25th and 26th. We have already begun working hard and can’t wait to display our efforts to all of you, so come and support the arts in Averill Park.

FRIENDS OF AVERILL PARK PERFORMING ARTS (FAPPA) MEETINGS SCHEDULED Friends of Averill Park Performing Arts is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting, fostering and enhancing the education, performance ability and appreciation of music and all aspects of theatre for all students of the Averill Park Central School District. Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the APHS Orchestra room. We will discuss the upcoming Annual Meeting, membership renewals and Homecoming weekend, plus events for the 2013-14 school year. The FAPPA Annual Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the APHS Orchestra room. The purpose of the meeting is to renew memberships (all memberships are up for renewal as of the Annual Meeting) and elect officers for the 2013-14 school year. Louisa Pitcher must relinquish the post of President for this year due to family obligations. All Board seats are up for election annually, including: President, Vice President, 2 Secretaries, Treasurer. Submit nominations (including self-nominations) to Any member who is current on their dues or becomes a new member at the Annual Meeting is eligible to hold a Board position. Please consider joining us to support The Arts in Averill Park as we enter our second year of existence. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

RENSSELAER LAND TRUST’S EVENT– A DECISIVE DAY IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY • Saturday, September 28, 9:00AM 4:00PM - Revolutionary War Historian Charles W. Filkens, II, Director of the Louis Miller Museum and with the Hoosick Township Historical Society will lead us for a day of history in beautiful northeastern Rensselaer County at the Bennington Battlefield. Learn about the actions and battles that contributed to the British surrender at Saratoga in October of 1777 and helped ensure the founding of our country. Hear about the Hessians Baum and Breymann’s March to Hoosick. After the tour of the battlefield, those that wish to continue, will continue on to Bennington, VT and visit the monument that commemorates this turning point in the Revolutionary War. Co-sponsored by, Lakes to Locks and the Louis Miller Museum. Register by September 26, or 518-859-4363. More information:

“CLOTHING ONLY” Rummage Sale coming to the Church of the Covenant (the round church in Averill Park) on Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th, from 9AM to 3PM each day. There will be clothing for the entire family and also linens and craft materials. Donations will be accepted from September 29th up until noon on October 3rd.

HUGE The Schodack Valley Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will hold a Huge Tag Sale on Saturday, October 12th, from 9am-4pm, Rain or shine ~ Various vendors and household goods. The Schodack Valley Fire Department is located at 1553 Schodack Valley Road in Castleton.



Mark Motler of East Greenbush has been named to the Dean’s Business Scholars Program, a special initiative for high-achieving first-year students in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. The program provides scholars with faculty mentors, specialized career center workshops and advisement, invitation to special panels, trips to Long Island and New York City companies and opportunities to engage with industry leaders.

Seton Health Auxiliary will hold its Annual Membership Gathering on Thursday, October 3rd, from 4-7 PM. Light fare will be served. The event will be held at: The Krause Center, (Eddy Memorial Campus), 2212 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY. For questions, further directions, or to make a reservation, please contact Pat Burgess at 899-2715 or Reservations will close September 26th. Door Prizes and Entertainment ~ Handicapped Accessible ~ Come and Bring A Friend!

RCTA ANNOUNCES FACEBOOK PAGE Letter to the Editor: I recently created a Facebook page for the Rensselaer County Taxpayers Association to give residents an opportunity to express their concerns about runaway spending and oppressive taxation at all levels of government. It’s a place where fiscal conservatives can collaborate with like-minded individuals everywhere. We have no membership list or dues. Just give us a LIKE, and you’re in. ( RCTA.NY) The RCTA’s membership has always been a mix of Democrats and Republicans with one thing in common - fiscal conservatism. We focused on what united us, not what divided us. When I first joined the RCTA almost 20 years ago, its President was Jim Gillespie. Jim was the organization’s heart and soul. He arranged our meetings, managed our membership and published and distributed our monthly newsletter until his sudden and tragic death several years ago. While the RCTA has been dormant since his passing, I think Jim would be proud of all of us who have continued to fight for taxpayer rights through individual efforts. It’s time to project Jim’s vision to a whole new level. On the front page of one of our earliest newsletters many years ago, we featured photos of residents holding our sign while standing in front of their homes. The sign read: “PLEASE DON’T TAX US OUT OF OUR HOME”. I am sure I have a copy of that newsletter somewhere in a dust covered box in my attic, but I’m hoping you might have easier access to one, or are yourself one of the homeowners we featured. I would like to post it to our Facebook page. Going forward, I want to see as many property owners as possible sending us photos of their property with a sign that features the amount of annual taxes they are being forced to pay. So, if you attend your school board or town meetings, and have something to say about them, post it on the RCTA Facebook page. If you need a sounding board or a place to vent frustration over the taxes you are paying and the government’s liberal spending, share it with the rest of the community. You are not alone. ~ David Crawmer, 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.

HARVEST FAIR Trinity Episcopal Church, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy will hold their Annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 5th, from 9AM to 2PM. Craft Table ~ Food Sale ~ Light breakfast and lunch will be served ~ Basket Raffle ~ Next to New Table ~ Silent Auction ~ Yard Sale.

PATSY CLINE CONCERT FOR SENIORS For all you Patsy Cline fans out there, come to the Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center for our concert, featuring Courtney Shane on October 9th. This concert is sponsored by Rensselaer County Legislator, Michael Stammel. 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 Center 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.

Pet Adoption of the Week PUGGY - Possible Pug & Chihuahua Mix. She is a delightful gal. She was owned by an older lady who died. Puggy & her companion Crystal were then dumped in a high kill gassing shelter where they huddled in their corner confused, scared and shaking. Puggy and Crystal were loved by their owner their whole lives until their beloved owner suddenly passed away. They would love to be adopted together but it is not mandatory. Because neither Puggy or Crystal were raised with children, a home without children is in store for them. Puggy & Crystal miss their owner's lap to sleep on and her hand to stroke them.

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by Riley Ludwig The season is in full swing for Averill Park athletes! The football team was motivated to win and traveled to Bishop Maginn on Friday, 9/20. The first half was close, but the Warriors opened the game right up during the second and got the W, winning 34-15. Senior Jake Mosher scored three touchdowns. Senior Chris Arnold and junior Nick Haase also scored a touchdown each. The Warriors will next play at home against Cohoes at 2 PM on Saturday, 9/28. This is the Homecoming Game for our Warriors, so be sure to come and cheer them on! The boys’ soccer team played three games in four days! On Tuesday, 9/17, the Warriors traveled to face Burnt Hills. It was a close game, but the Warriors fell short, 1-0. The boys shifted their focus to their home game on Thursday, 9/19, against Ballston Spa. The game ended in a tie, with each team scoring two goals. Seniors Wesley Clayton and Owen Nuss each scored a goal. The boys then played the following day in Niskayuna. It was a tough battle, but the boys fell short to Nisky, 5-0. The Warriors will travel to Shen on Saturday, 9/28, to play at 11 AM. Good luck to you guys! On Tuesday, 9/17, the Lady Warriors soccer team hosted Burnt Hills. The ladies played a tough game, but couldn’t get the win. The game ended in a score of 4-1, but senior Kelly Donnelly had fourteen saves! The ladies traveled to Ballston Spa on Thursday, 9/19. The ladies, after losing some tough games, finally got their first win! The ladies scored four goals to top Ballston Spa, 4-1. Senior Jordan Tymeson scored her first goal of the season and junior Caitlin O’Shea scored three of her own. The girls ended their week by hosting Nisky on Friday, 9/ 20. The ladies fought hard again, but ultimately lost, 4-0. The Lady Warriors will next play at home on Saturday, 9/28, at 11 AM against Shen. Come out and show your support! I’ll end with volleyball, with the team playing two games. They took on Burnt Hills on Tuesday, 9/17, at home. This was a highly anticipated game, seeing that Burnt Hills has been undefeated for years, and the ladies played really hard. Unfortunately, they couldn’t end Burnt Hills’ winning streak and lost the match, 3-0. However, the girls redeemed themselves on Friday, 9/20, when they took on Catholic High at home. They ended the match in three sets and ended the week on a positive note. The ladies will play in a tournament this weekend and I wish them the best of luck! Feel free to email me at with any questions! Go Warriors!

We are onto our third week since the scholar athlete column began this fall, and our next honorable student at APHS is Julianna Kolakowski! This school year Julie is partaking in the New Visions Program for Scientific Research and World Health at UAlbany and has a 95 GPA. Julie has been noticed for her good work ethic in school and great efforts on the Girls Outdoor Track team. She has participated in Outdoor Track since 7th grade, began Cross Country in 8th and did Indoor Track in 9th. Now, in her senior year, Julie is co-captain of the running team, where she runs mainly 3000’s (1.8 miles) and 1500’s (1 mile). Julie is always staying active during off season, working as a counselor/coach for a triathlon camp, which consists of swimming, running and biking. Along with her counseling job, Julie also took college courses at University of California Santa Barbara this past summer. Julie explained she finds her inspiration through musicians such as Mod Sun and The Used because “they follow their dreams and do what they love”. When not listening to her music, running the roads or studying for school, Julie loves attending concerts, hanging out with friends, life guarding at the YMCA, traveling, tie-dying clothes, and of course, eating watermelon! Finally, Julie shared with me what being a scholar athlete truly means to her, “Being a scholar athlete means I have a good balance between academics, athletics and a social and family life!” Best of luck to you Julie with the many adventures sure to come! I hope you have a successful rest of the year! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

ATTENTION SWIMMERS The Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center has a swimming program that meets every Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 am with Joyce Forner leading. We are looking for more swimmers and a volunteer Aqua Aerobics teacher. Swimming is probably the best exercise you will ever do for yourself. Join us at the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club and enjoy the heated pool and the wonderful company. Call the Center at 270-5348 for more information.

ATTENTION BOWLERS TWIN TOWN LITTLE LEAGUE – ANNUAL MEETING Twin Town Little League will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday October 8, 7pm at The Lakeview Inn. The meeting is open to the public. Elections will be held to fill the 25 board of director positions. This year we have a number of positions where no candidate has yet expressed interest. These include but are not limited to: vice president, scheduler, complex director, field directors, equipment director and events coordinator. Twin Town Little League has brought baseball to the community for over 60 years. We are stronger than ever, with close to 600 children participating in our spring and fall seasons. Now is the time to step up and become an active part of this great organization. If you would like more information, please email or contact Bob Schuman @ 472-0293.

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The Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center has a bowling league that meets every Monday at 12:30 pm at the Uncle Sam Lanes, 600 Fulton Street in Troy. Bowling is an excellent, enjoyable and affordable exercise. Just come and join in on the fun. Call the Center at 270-5348 for more information.

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Check us out on the web @ www.burdenlakecountr or call 674-1770 ST. TIMOTHY’S OFFERS TAI CHI CLASSES As the new school year begins for children and grandchildren, are you ready for a new challenge for yourself? Or are you looking for an hour of calm in your busy schedule? St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 470 Winter Street Extension, North Greenbush, offers two classes each week in the ancient Chinese practices of tai chi and qigong. The classes are on Tuesday evenings, 7-8 p.m., and Wednesday afternoons, 3-4 p.m. The classes are identical; students can choose whichever day suits their schedule. Tai chi is often referred to as “mind/body exercise.” Its slow, gentle movements are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It has been found beneficial for people with arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions. The “mind” component of tai chi practice promotes calm and mental balance. Qigong practices are useful for enhancing the flow of qi, the body’s energy. Both practices are fun and interesting social activities. Instructor Pam Martin of Wynantskill has been teaching for over four years, and began teaching at St. Timothy’s last January. Newcomers are welcome to the class anytime. Be sure to wear flat shoes or sneakers and loose-fitting clothing. Call 701-4628 to register.

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ZUMBA FUNDRAISER FOR ST. MICHAEL’S WOMEN’S GUILD The Women’s Guild of St. Michael the Archangel Church, located at 175 Williams Rd., Troy, NY 12180 (283-6110) is offering to all parishioners, friends and community members Zumba classes. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This a fundraiser for the Women’s Guild and the class is taught by our very own parishioner and certified instructor Chris LaPlante. There is a suggested donation of $5 per class. We “WELCOME” all levels of experience to have “FUN” with a great group of people. We look forward to seeing “YOU” there. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of Water!!!!

“AP Sophomore Keeper Hunter Dupont makes an up and close save for the Averill Park Varsity Soccer Team last Tuesday at Burnt Hills . AP lost this tough matchup 1-0.”

THE CHRISTOPHER PREMO MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNEY 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 6741770. Hurry – Registration limited to 144 paid players. All proceeds to benefit the Premo Family.


EAST GREENBUSH ADRENALINE SEEKING PLAYERS East Greenbush Adrenaline, a 16U travel team is seeking an experienced catcher, plus an additional “utility” player, able to play infield or outfield to fill our roster. Please contact Jill Bonesteel at for a tryout or more information.

B.L.C.C. HUTCHINS’ GOLF LEAGUE After sixteen weeks of play in the Alan Hutchins’ Memorial Golf League at Burden Lake C. C., the standings are as follows: Team #3 - Tom Murphy 239.5 pts.; Team #4 - Brian Hampson 214 pts.; Team #8 - Tom Connor 205 pts.; Team #5 - Jason Cooper 204.5 pts.; Team #1 - Chuck Bennison 201 pts.; Team #2 - Dave DeGenero 199.5 pts.; Team #6 - John Cooney 170 pts.; Team #7 - Peter Sennett 144.5 pts. Low scores by flights: 1 - Brian Hampson 35; 2 Jack Rodzwell & Ron Choquette 38; 3 - Wally Tuszynski 38; 4 - Jay Zalucky, Sam Greco & Rob Zalucky 41; 5 - Nick Valenze 7 Bill Madsen 41; 6 - Mark Lyons 39; 7 - Mike Ciccarelli; 8 - Jack Rogers 46; 9 - Matt Magill 43; 10 - Jim Jewell 45; 11 - Geoff Gamache 41; 12 - Sal Mamone 46; 13 - Jack Thorpe 48. Other low scores: 36 - Tom Murphy & Dave DeGenero; 37 - Jason Cooper; 38 - Tom Connor; 39 - Ryan Harte & Rich Simon; 40 - John Keeler & Mark Miller; 41 - Jack Huerter & Mark Minehan; 42 - Dave Halloran & John Cooney; 43 - Karl Morrison, Steve Whitbeck, Hal Smith & Steve Engel; 44 - Jim KosaKoski & Mike Bastian; 45 - Pete Toth, Lloyd Allen & Carl Ricci; 46 - Bob Carl, Cutter Warner, Dick Mahlstedt, Joe Bradley, Jim Furlong, Roger Marschke & Larry Herzog; 47 - Ron Quattrini, Mike Pendergast, Jr., Bill Haupt, Dave Joslin, Rick Rocco, Curtis Sankey & Bill Young. After seventeen weeks of play in the Alan Hutchins’ Memorial Golf league at Burden Lake C. C., the standings are as follows: Team #3 - Tom Murphy 253 pts.; Team #4 - Brian Hampson 220 pts.; Team #5 - Jason Cooper 220 pts.; Team #1 - Chuck Bennison 218 pts.; Team #8 - Tom Connor 216.5 pts.; Team #2 - Dave DeGenero 209 pts.; Team #6 - John Cooney 184.5 pts.; Team #7 - Peter Sennett 155 pts. Low scores by flights: 1 - Dave DeGenero 34; 2 - Chuck Bennison 38; 3 - Wally Tuszynski 38; 4 - Tom Choquette & Mike Pendergst, Jr.; 5 - Karl Morrison 40; 6 - Mark Lyons 39; 7 - Mike Ciccarelli 40; 8 - Roger Marschke 45; 9 - Dick Mahlstedt 43; 10 - Paul Devane; 11 - Chuck Scheffer 43; 12 - Curtis Sankey 48; 13 - Bill Kelly 53. Other low scores: 37 - Steve Quillinan Sr. & Jason Cooper; 38 - Tom Murphy; 39 - Jevon Sebring; 40 - Tom Connor, John Keeler & Ron Choquette; 41 - Pete Gustafson, Jack Rodzwell, Wayne Mizerak, Rich Simon & Steve Whitbeck; 42 - Cutter Warner, Jay Zalucky & Bill Kirtsos; 43 - Bill Haupt, Sil Martinage, Jim Moloney & Rob Zalucky; 44 - Ray Schmitz, Steve Langan & Joe Bradley; 45 - Jim Kosakoski, Bob Carl, Dave Halloran & Nick Valenze; 46 - Jack Huerter, Bill Madsen, Mark Quinn, Mark Minehan, Hal Smith, Jack Rogers & Walt Nagel; 47 - Dave Harris & Mark Miller.

Free ice skating will be offered at Hudson Valley Community College’s Conway Ice Rink on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, when it opens for the 2013-14 season. The 18,000 square-foot rink, located in the college’s McDonough Sports Complex, offers recreational skating from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission rates are $2 for children under 12 years old and $3 for adults. There is a $1 per person discount for a group of ten or more with advance notice. Quality skate rentals are available for toddlers through adults at a cost of $3 per pair. The facility also offers a skate sharpening service. A credit-bearing class taught by Hudson Valley instructors is open to beginning and intermediate adult skaters on weekday mornings, and the college’s Office of Community Education offers children’s lessons during the week. Outside instructors provide evening and weekend lessons for all ages. For more information, call (518) 629-4850 or go to

ANGEL NAMES MEMORIAL WALK Angel Names Association (ANA) will hold its 8th Annual Memorial Walk on Saturday, October 12th, at the Saratoga State Spa Park in Saratoga Springs, NY. The walk is being held during October – National Pregnancy and Infant Death Month – to increase awareness and provide an opportunity to acknowledge babies lost too soon through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS and infant death. Registration begins at 12:00 pm and the walk will follow at 1:15 pm. The day includes children’s activities, light refreshments and prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend this uplifting, free family event to walk and raise awareness of pregnancy loss and infant death. For additional information, visit or contact Michelle Mosca at Come walk with us on October 12th, 2013!

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:

SACRED HEART OF CASTLETON CYO BASKETBALL-CHEERLEADING ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Sacred Heart of Castleton CYO BasketballCheerleading online registration is now open. Go to our website: to register. Online registration will close on October 1, so don’t delay and register today. If you do not register by October 1, you may be put on a waiting list, and will be subject to a $35 late registration fee. Last year we had over 235 children registered in our program! If you are unable to register online, we will have an “in person” registration day on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM in the Maple Hill Middle School hallway. Registration forms will be available at the registration table. There will also be a registration table set up at the CES Community Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2013. THESE WILL BE THE ONLY TIMES YOU CAN REGISTER IN PERSON. Registration is open to all residents of the Schodack School District, and to Parishioners of the Sacred Heart Church of Castleton. Sacred Heart CYO is open to boys and girls in grades 1st thru 8th. A copy of the child’s Birth Certificate will be required for all “First time players”. The registration fee is $55 for the first child and $25 for each additional child. An additional $25 fee must be included with the registration fee for each child in grades 3rd thru 8th for a raffle ticket fundraiser to be held during the season. We are also looking for volunteers and coaches. If you would like to volunteer for one of our many committees, or would like any additional information, please contact Seth Hendrick @ 732-2943, or e-mail Seth at

ATTENTION 40+ HOCKEY PLAYERS The Tech Valley Hockey League is now accepting teams for the inaugural season of its Senior (40+) Division. The Senior Division is open to USA Hockey registered players 40 years of age and older. Players should have some experience playing organized hockey. Each team will play one home and one away game against each team in the Division with play beginning in late November. Flexible scheduling will be provided to accommodate the needs of each team. Each team is responsible for covering the cost of its home ice and officials. For more information, visit, or contact

RENSSELAER POP WARNER FOOTBALL 25th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING FUNDRAISER On Monday, October 14, 2013, (Columbus Day Holiday), Rensselaer Pop Warner Football will hold its 25th Annual Golf outing fundraiser. This is the major fundraiser for Rensselaer Pop Warner Football! The outing will be held at the Sycamore Country Club, located on Route 143, Ravena, NY. We will start the day at 8:00 AM with registration, Breakfast, and driving range warm ups. A “shotgun” start will commence at 9:00 AM, and the format will be a four person Scramble. There will be 2 long drive prizes and 2 closest to the pin prizes. There will be raffles for other prizes throughout the day, and there will be refreshments on the course. After Golf, we will have Dinner at the Rensselaer K of C, located on East Street in Rensselaer. Dinner will be catered by “Talk of the Town” caterers, and will include Apps, carving stations, seafood fettuccine, and dessert. The total price for this great package is only $100!!!!!!!! This year our tournament is dedicated to the memory of Walter “Coach D” Dlugolecki. If you would like to sign up, or would like some more information, please contact Seth Hendrick at 732-2943, or E-mail Seth at or Bryan Leahey at 434-6160 or Email at The last 40 years! ~ Seth Hendrick, Golf Chairperson

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IN REFUSING TO NOTICE On Sunday, September 29, 2013, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will lend understanding to Luke 16:19-31 where in Jesus tells the parable of the rich man and the poor man Lazarus. It’s with this parable that Jesus clearly warns us about the sin “In Refusing to Notice” the persons around us who need our attention, our compassion, our love. It is this passage which helps understand that any original act of kindness and love is extended perhaps forever, as those who are helped by others do the same to those whom they notice are in need. Join us and learn how you can’t become a part of this chain of loving response if you never take time to look beyond your own cares and concerns. 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, in the hamlet of Stuyvesant.

FAMILY FUN DAY Hope UMC will host a Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 20th, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy games, door prizes, crafts, face paining, pony rides and free food. At 5:30 p.m., a clown communion service will end the day - a moving, humorous, and thought provoking breaking of the bread. Spend your Sunday afternoon at Hope and share in the ministry of the family. Hope UMC is located at the corner of Brunswick Road and Garfield Road, Eagle Mills (Town of Brunswick). For information, contact the church office at 518.279.1403 or

CHANDLER-YOUNG VFW NEEDS YOU! The Chandler-Young V.F.W. Post located at the corner of Lyons Lake Road and U.S. RT 20, east of the Village of Nassau, is considering starting a mixed Dart League. Interested person’s should call the Post at 518-766-3577 and leave your name and number on the answering machine - we will get back to you. We are also in the process of organizing a Men’s’ Auxiliary. If your father or grandfather was a Veteran, you are eligible for the Auxiliary; if interested, call and leave a message. These are the times when Veterans Service Organizations need to grow stronger - Please Help! The V.F.W. is also encouraging anyone with a Combat Tour to join its Ranks. The A.M.V.E.T.S. (located at the same address) is open for membership to ANY service individual with an Honorable Discharge or Active Duty including National Guard and Reservists. Stand Up - Join Up and be counted - strength in numbers. Remember, membership is important, but what you did to become eligible sets you apart. Please join! ~ V.F.W. Commander - Jason Taluto, A.MV.E.T.S Commander Chip Lynch - 518-766-3577 (leave message).



NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. Articles of Organization for LEWIS LAWN CARE AND MASONRY, LLC were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on August 22, 2013. The office of the company is located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon which process may be served and a copy of process shall be mailed by the Secretary of State to the LLC at Lombardi, Walsh, Davenport & Amodeo, P.C., 187 Wolf Road, Suite 211, Albany, New York 12205. Purpose: for any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be formed under the law.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: Scarnatos IV, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/16/13. 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, 2 Cooper Ave., Rensselaer, New York 12144. 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. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Maugenhard LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/29/13. 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 Maugenhard LLC, 43 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. MENUEZ CREATIVE CONSULTING LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/19/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 31 2nd St., 2nd Fl., Troy, NY 12180. General Purposes. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Mt Keg LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/31/13. 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, 3 Longview Drive West Sand Lake NY 12196. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Retail Eye Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/21/13. Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 115 Craver Rd., W. Sand Lake, NY 12206. General Purposes. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: S.A. Dunn & Company, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/31/2007. 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, 209 Partition Street, Rensselaer, New York, 12144. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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SCHOOL TAX COLLECTOR'S NOTICE AVERILL PARK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Towns of: Berlin, Brunswick, East Greenbush, East Nassau, Nassau, North Greenbush, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, Schodack, Stephentown. Owners of real property located in that portion of the Averill Park Central School District, County of Rensselaer, New York, take notice that taxes will be received from September 3, 2013 through October 31, 2013. Taxes may be paid in person at the District Office located at 146 Gettle Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018 during regular business hours or by mail to, Averill Park CSD Tax Collector, PO Box 57, Averill Park, NY 12018. Please present your tax bill with payment. From September 3 through October 2, 2013 NO PENALTY will be charged. A two percent (2%) penalty will be added from October 3, 2013 through October 31, 2013. The last day payment of taxes can be accepted is October 31, 2013. All unpaid taxes will be turned over to the Rensselaer County Treasurer at that time. Catina Riley Tax Collector Notice of Qualification of Thinkovative, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8.20.13. Office location: Rensselaer County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8.20.13. Princ. office of LLC: 2140 5th Ave, Apt. G, Troy, NY 12180. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Couch White, LLP, 540 Broadway, P.O. Box 22222, Albany, NY 12201-2222. DE addr. of LLC: Colby Attys Service Co., Inc., 615 S. DuPont Hghwy, Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Tristana Property Services LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/10/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 25 Storm Hill Rd., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation Zappala Realty, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/5/2013 Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o the LLC, 101 Sherwood Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: all lawful activities.

ROOMMATE WANTED Roommate to share farmhouse. Located 10 min. from RPI & HVCC. $500/mo. + util. Further info, call 668-3568 or 260-5614.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT GRAFTON LAKES & CHERRY PLAIN STATE PARK • Friday, Sept. 27th - Star Watch at Grafton Lakes State Park at 7:30pm. Join with members of the Albany Area Astronomers and come explore the night sky. Meets at Deerfield. Rain date: Saturday, 9/28. Call 658-9144 to confirm. (GL) • Sunday, Sept. 29th – Hudson River Ramble: Hike to the Fire Tower at 11am. 3 mile round trip hike to the Dickinson Fire Tower, with lunch break at the tower. Enjoy the fall foliage! Pre-registration required: 279-1155. • Wednesday, Oct. 2nd - Interpretative Hike & Wander at 4pm. Join Student Conservation Association Intern Laura Sears to share some of her discoveries along the trail. Pre-registration required: 279-1155. • Saturday, Oct. 12th - Treasure Hunt in the Wild Woods at 10:30am. Team Deer and Team Coyote will each explore the Wild Woods and Shaver Pond Trail, looking for clues and signs of animals. If you succeed in your explore mission, treasure awaits! $3/person or $10/family of 4 or more. Space is limited for this popular program so pre-registration required: 279-1155. • Thursday, Oct. 17th - Nearly Full Moon Hike at 6pm. Meets at Shaver Pond Center at 194 Shaver Pond Road. Enjoy a hike around Shaver Pond under the light of the nearly full moon! It will rise early enough to light our way along the trail. Preregistration required: 279-1155. • Sunday, Oct. 20th - Fleet Feet 10k Trail Race at 8am. Partial proceeds to benefit the Natural Heritage Trust. To register, stop by the park office for brochure or a local Fleet Feet store. • Friday, Oct. 25th - Star Watch at GLSP at 7:30pm. Join with members of the Albany Area Astronomers and come explore the night sky. Meets at Deerfield. Rain date: Saturday, 10/28. Call 658-9144 to confirm.

REAL ESTATE A “55 & Better” Cottage Rental Community Visit Our Model Rental Cottage: M-F 9-5; Sat 11-4; Sun 11-3

Don’t Miss the Big Celebration! Sat., September 28th 9am-1pm Pond View Farmers’ Market SALE! OPEN HOUSE! PondGARAGE View•FIRE Farmers’ •BAND COMPANYMarket TRUCKS! •PUMPKINS, TOO!

2500 Pond View, Schodack (Off Miller Rd) 479-0800 • REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Brunswick commercial site frontage on Rt. 7 & 142. Bryce 488-0434 Country store + home & more. Snyders Lake. BRYCE 928-1231 Perfect location. Approved acres. Eng.- pd. 1 mi. ex. 8, N Grnbush. $49.500. Great views, + xtra land. free bldg, see 286-2414

REAL ESTATE WANTED Home needed to rent up to $1500. Qualified tenant. BRYCE 2717630 Wanted quiet & secluded home. Qualified buyer. BRYCE 271-7630 Wanted. Approved gas stations. Top $ paid. BRYCE 928-1231

HOMES FOR SALE 3 F. renss. $199k. Money maker! BRYCE 588-6755 New Lebanon mod. 2BR mobile home, set up in park, all remodeled. NP. $34,500. Financing avail. 518-477-4127 Poestenkill remodeled 2br 1ba $129,900 2838509



$535. 2nd flr. Schodack studio. Suitable for one. Util. & Internet incl. NS, NP, refs. req., 1st mo. + security. 766-3305 $575 HTD Wynant. 1 huge BR. BRYCE 258-4499

Glass Lake, Averill Park Schools, newly beautifully remodeled apt. 2 BR, wash/ dry, dishwasher, microwave, mins. to Albany, Troy, Pittsfield. Gas heat & h.w. snow/ trash removal. incl. $875 mo. 7125326.

$595 1br, 1st fl. country apt., no util., Burden Lake Rd., AP. No dogs 596-5542

Lansingburgh 1 BR with covered off street parking. No dogs. $550 + utilities + deposit. 928-9992

$650 HTD Brunswick. BRYCE 271-7630

N. Greenbush, Snyders Lk., AP schools, lg. 2br, w/d hookup, min. to Alb. Great lake view. $850 lease, sec. NP. 283-6102



$695+ utilities + sec. 2nd flr. Small 2 BR quiet Wynantskill area, off Mountainview. Washer/ dryer. Available. NP. 892-2798 $725 2br NGB. Country location, close to everything. New kit. w/pantry, bdrms. w/dbl. closets. Lg. LR. Cable ready, parking, coin-op laundry. 371-2450 $985 Schod. Lovely country 2br. wtr., ht., 1-2 people. N/P N/S Sec, lease. Avail Nov. 1. 469-3685

Terrace Haven. Double wide. Beautiful. $39,900. BRYCE 3307299

Alps/AP area. Nice, sm. 1br apt. for 1 person who likes quiet country living. Includes heat, hw, cooking gas. Screened porch, paddle fans. Priv. yard. Sec. dep. NS/NP $615. 256-4291


Averill Park. 2nd flr 1 BR + den. $750 util incl. Private parking, attic storage. 674-8729.

Rensselaer 1st flr. 3br apt. dead end st., lg. yd., completely renovated, w/d hkup, spacious open flr plan. $975+ sec. NS/NP 610-3683

Furnished apt., EG, small 1BR, 2nd fl., kit., bath, living room, NP, sec.urity, refs., heat included $600/mo. 477-8042

Sheer Rd. 1 Bed, Quiet, NS. $625 ult includ. 919 749-6146

Wynantskill, large 2 BR, 1 1/2 garage, w/d, well maintained country property. AP school. Includes heat. $1030. 813-6795

Nassau 1 BR apt. $675. Heat and hot water included. No pets. Parking. Sec. deposit. 766-2384. Nassau: $530-$650 1-2br, lease, NP, newly remodeled - excellent condition, w/d. 477-1438 x15

$400+util. E. Nassau lg. efficiency country setting, np/ns, encl. porch, new kit. Easy commute to Alb./Troy. Avail. 10/15. 470-9875

RENSSELAER COUNTY HOMES $169,900~ E. Greenbush 4BR + Finished Attic $469,500-$494,900~ $199,500~ E. Greenbush 4BR + Office E. Greenbush Schls $199,900~ Schodack. 3BR Ranch on 3 Ac 3 New Homes $299,900~ E. Greenbush 2,000+ sf on 5 Ac Between $299,900~ Poestenkill. New 1,700 sf on 1.2 Ac 2800 - 3131 sf $299,900~ Schodack. New 1,700 sf on 2 Ac

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Nassau: 1BR $550 + util. No pets, storage, pool, garbage removal, on-site laundry. 518-764-8951

$1050+ 3 BR, 2 ba. house. AVPK schls. W&D hkup. Credit check, no pets, no smoke. BRYCE 5886755

New Lebanon 2br mobile home like new, set up in park, NP, lease $800. 477-6222

Brunswick schl. Brick 3 BR rent w/ option to buy! BRYCE 271-7630

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

East Greenbush 1 BR farmhouse. Sets off of Rt. 151, newly remodeled. 2 car garage, lease, no dogs. $1200. 477-6222

North Greenbush 2 BR apt. $950 + util. No smoking, no pets, Lrg. kitc, wall to wall carpet. 283-2891 Rensselaer 1 BR apt for rent, on busline $625/mo. Furnished , quiet. 421-6027

Poestenkill, 4 BR, 2 1/2 bath, garage, pets negotiable. $1500. Realty USA Theresa Maloney. 441-8021

For rent: 4BR mobile home. 46x30 garage, garden shed and large yard. NS/NP. $1200/mo+ util. Averill Park. 674-8720 Grafton-- 1 mi. from State Pk., 3br Cape, 1.5 ba., private, NS/NP, $1250/mo. + sec. 522-6545 House rentals starting at $950+. Brunswick, Schaghticoke, Wynantskill. BRYCE 258-4499

Schodack large country estate for lease with 102 acres. 4 BR, 2 ba. Many other features. Tennis crt, pool house. $1695. 928-3338


Open Saturday 11-1. Brunswick beauty! 3 BR ranch, fin. lower level, 2 car gar. Open flr. plan. Brit. schls. 239k. Dir: 53 Moonlawn Rd. Bryce 937-5120 Open Sunday 1-3. Interest rate incentive! 4 BR, 2.5 ba. spectacular split level! 2 car garage, tastefully landscaped. AVPK schls. $259,900. Dir: 3 Autumn Lane. Harv @ Bryce 4661303


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Notice of Formation of an LLC: 252 Spring Ave LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/22/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: Shareef Jandali, 597 Westport Ave, Unit C448,Norwalk, CT 06851.

NOTICE PURSUANT TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW §206 (1) The name of the Limited Liability Company is: Community Auto & Truck, LLC. (2) The Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State on June 6, 2013. (3) The limited liability company is located in Rensselaer County. (3)(a) The street address of the principal business location is: 53 Campbell Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. (4) The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served and the following is the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him or her: 53 Campbell Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. (5) The character and/or purpose of the limited liability company is to buy and sell motor vehicles.

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.

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.

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g LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Louis Fisher, P.O. Box 334, Wolcottville, IN 46795. General Purposes.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Victor Eid Auto LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/27/13. 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 644 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 Purpose: For any lawful purpose. WEDDINGTON AUDIO VIDEO ELECTRONIC SERVICES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/26/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jon Patrick Weddington, 6 Cumo Rd., Johnsonville, NY 12094. General Purposes.

Brunswick Elks Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Fall Craft Fair on Sat., November 9, 2013, from 9AM-3PM, RT 2, Troy. Crafters welcome ~ $25.00 per table. For more information, contact Denise at or 273-1449.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. Articles of Organization for 51 CAMPBELL AVENUE, LLC were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on August 1, 2013. The office of the company is located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon which process may be served and a copy of process shall be mailed by the Secretary of State to the LLC at Lombardi, Walsh, Davenport & Amodeo, P.C., 187 Wolf Road, Suite 211, Albany, New York 12205. Purpose: for any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be formed under the law. Notice of formation Cockleshell Holdings, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o LLC, 1302 Sausse Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: All legal purposes. Notice of formation of Coffee and Water LLC. Articles Of Organization filed with SSNY on 7/22/13. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: c/o the LLC, 88 Campbell Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. COLLAR CITY GUITARS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/2/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Peter G. Fisher, 80 Division St., Troy, NY 12180. General Purposes.

Notice of Formation of DT&J CONSTRUCTION LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/19/13. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 4003 River Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: EASTSIDE INSPECTION SERVICE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/19/13. 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, 11 Donegal Ave, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Expressions an Adult Boutique llc. Art. of Org. filed sec'y of state (SSNY) 08/02/13 Principle office 635 2nd ave Troy Rensselaer county. InCorp services designated as process agent. Process service address: 1 commerce plaza- 99 Washington ave., Suite 805-a Albany, NY 12210 Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: Hayner Roberts Boat Storage & Service, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on September 3, 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 c/o Seth T. Roberts, 232 Mannix Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation Oryell Realty, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/4/2013 Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o the LLC, 101 Sherwood Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: all lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of JP Investigation And Consulting LLC, Arts of Org. Filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 06/03/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 125 Methodist Farm Rd., Averill Park, NY 12018. Purpose: any lawful activity. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF KYLE SCOTT ENTERPRISES, LLC Pursuant to Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law: FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is Kyle Scott Enterprises, LLC.SECOND: The county within this state in which the principal office of the limited liability company is to be located in is Rensselaer. THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office mailing address within this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served him or her is 168 Dearstyne Road, Troy, New York 12180. FOURTH: The effective date of these Articles of Organization is the filing date, September 3, 2013, a date which does not exceed the sixty days from the date of filing. FIFTH: The limited liability company is to be managed by one or more of its members. SIXTH: The purpose of this LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. IN WITNESS WHEREOF; this certificate has been subscribed to this 3rd day of September, 2013 by the undersigned who affirms that the statements made herein are true under penalties of perjury. Robert E. Molloy, Attorney in Fact Filed by: Robert E. Molloy, Esq., 22 Century Hill Drive, Ste. 303, Latham, NY 12110 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Landviti, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 30, 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: P.O. Box 287, Sand Lake, NY 12153. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: TECH VALLEY INNOVATION RESEARCH, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/26/2013. 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, 2459 Phillips Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033, Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

EMPLOYMENT Childcare in my AP home. F/T and P/T openings. Reasonable rates. Lots of extras. 956-1243 Childcare in my Averill Park home. Mon-Fri. Call Debra 7125284 or 409-0822

Carpenter: Residential remodeling co. looking for exp. 3-5yrs. tools, truck a must. 477-1438 x10


PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF SAND LAKE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE Town Board of Sand Lake held its Regular Meeting on September 11, 2013 at the Town Hall at 7:30 P.M. The following dates and times have been set aside for Special Town Board Meetings for purpose of the 2014 Tentative Budget at the Town Hall: ·Wednesday, October 2, 2013 @ 7:30 P.M. Presenting 2014 Tentative Budget ·Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 7:30 P.M. For Reviewing/changes ·Wednesday, October 23, 2013 @ 7:30 P.M. For Reviewing/changes By the Order of the Town Board Barbara A. Biittig, Town Clerk

HELP WANTED Wanted- Personal care Aide or CNA, PT. Must be available weekends and must pass background check. 712-5049

ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-5555 H2o Solutions

Former preschool teacher will provide FT or PT daycare ages infant & up, close to hospital & park, Troy/Brunswick area. 2725528

A series of daytime tutor training workshops will begin on Monday, November 4th at the East Greenbush Community Library. Each session will run from 12:30 3:30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending this training is requested to attend an information session on Thursday, October 10th from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the offices of Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County, located on the 3rd floor of the First United Presbyterian Church, 1915 5th Avenue, Troy. To reserve a place, call (518) 274-8526. For those who are unable to attend the training at the library, the state organization, Literacy New York, is rolling out an on-line S tutor training in the very near future. Keep an eye on the website, for more information. For 45 years, Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County has recruited and trained volunteers to provide individual and small group tutoring. A professional staff supports volunteers who make our programs run. We are an affiliate of Literacy New York and accredited by ProLiteracy America. To learn more, visit

HELP WANTED Albany Truck Sales. Service Advisor(2). Computer literate, customer oriented. Warranty Advisor. Computer literate, detail oriented. Service Clerk. Technician(s). Alignmentsuspension, Class 6-8. Tom Marquit. Albany Truck Sales. 90 Harts Lane, Albany, NY. 12204 (518) 449-7171. (518) 426-4309fax.

PT Cook at daycare, send resume to Sitter Needed - Transportation Required, Two boys @ home. Crystal Lake area. Every other Sat. & Sun. Ask for hours, $100/day. Contact Liz 368-9269.

Wine and Spirits store. P/T help, nights and weekends. Great flex hrs. Call Bob environment, foex. 221-7880 please lve. message.

•WAITSTAFF •KITCHEN HELP •COOKS Full & Part Time Available Benefits after 6 months Great Work Environment!

APPLY IN PERSON 1640 Columbia Tpke. Schodack


HELP WANTED Needed conscientious person with strong work ethic to do manual labor. Property maintenance East Greenbush Tech Park, Mannix Rd. East Greenbush. Full time position Mon-Fri. 8am-4:30pm, $10/hr. Outside/inside. Varied duties such as mowing, minor repairs, building upkeep, snow removal, etc. Call 518-452-0095 P/T Plumbers helper. Quality individual to fill a p/t plumbers helpers position in Poestenkill area. Knowledge of residential plumbing and heating. Must be honest, hard working, dependable, self motivated. High school and /or college graduate. Contact via email: plumbingheating2013

VOLUNTEER WITH AARP TAXAIDE AARP Taxaide provides free tax preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with preference for seniors. We are seeking new volunteers to help us serve taxpayers in Rensselaer County. AARP membership is not required. We will hold training classes for new volunteers in September and October, and each new volunteer will be paired with a seasoned volunteer during the tax season. Volunteers may serve in a number of ways, including tax preparation, publicity, computer support, site manager and greeter. Volunteers serve at sites close to home and on days that suit their convenience. To learn more about AARP Taxaide, go to

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AVERILL PARK Bradley Maintenance Service

Storm Damage?

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



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

67 4-0908 674-0908


SERVICE Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding • Backhoe Lot Clearing • Bucket Truck

BRUSH HOGGING Licensed / Insured • Charles Nagel

766-0995 • 610-0969

Shale for Sale $6 / yd

$180 Unseasoned $240 Seasoned

$25 Discount on 3rd cord


788-0783 •Tree Removal FULLY •Backhoe •Stump Grinding INSURED •Lot Clearing •Bucket Truck Service •Storm Damage Delivery of:



9/28-9/29, 11am-5pm, 53 Gundrum Point Rd., Averill Park Deer Creek Rd. Poestenkill. 4 famlies. Sat. 9/28, 9am to 2pm. Lots of good stuff. East Poestenkill. 161 Columbia Hill Rd. Sept. 27-28-29, 9-4. Multi family. Christmas collectibles and much more.


Junk/yard sale. 9/28-29-30, 9-4. 49 Tayer Rd. E. Nassau. 12062. Old farm tools, unusual antiques, syches, hammers, shovels.

Shed Man tag sale. Sept. 21, and Oct. 5th, 9am-5pm. 4021 Rt. 2 Brunswick. and 14398 Rt. 22, New Lebanon, NY.



176 The Concourse, Niverville. 9/28-29, 10-4. Furniture, trivets and more.

~ Credit Cards Accepted ~ CWG Excavation & Timbering


Tamarac Self Storage Unit Sale: DATE CHANGED TO THE FOLLOWING: Sept. 28, 10am, Unit 27. 4021 State Rte. 2, Brunswick; 279-4406


The St. Jude the Apostle Student Chorus, students, families, and friends gathered this week for Mass and a blessing in celebration of the school’s 60th Anniversary. St. Jude the Apostle School opened to students 60 years ago this week.


10 -1 Ya 5-30 rd



Steve Mason


PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. Licensed Master Plumber


283-7121 OR 221-7703 CELL


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

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)4797113 (e-mail @ lhadams@


FIREWOOD $250/cord (delivered)

WOOD PELLETS starting at $239/ton starting at $239/ton

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Sand Lake Town Emergency Services would like to announce their First Holiday Parade. Planning for the parade has begun and a date of Friday, December 6th, has been chosen. The parade will begin at 7pm and will be followed by a Tree Lighting and other Holiday activities. If you or your organization / group is interested in being part of our parade, please contact Pam McCooey from Averill Park-Sand Lake Fire Department at or Beth Hull from West Sand Lake Fire Department at This parade is Float Base for the safety of all, so get out your lights and decorations and join us on December 6th.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, will be holding its monthly blood pressure clinic on Friday, October 11th, at 10:30 with Rensselaer County’s Health Department. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for lunch at noon, for a suggested donation of $2.75, please contact the center at 279-3413. Reservations required for lunch.

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.

MESSAGE FROM THE SAND LAKE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE To all residents who qualified for the Partial Exemption for Senior Citizens With Limited Income under Real Property Tax Law 467. This exemption is income based and is calculated on a sliding scale. The maximum amount of income is established by Local Option - County, Town and/or School District. This means that the County Legislature, Town Board or School Board can pass a resolution establishing the maximum amount of income necessary to receive an exemption. Rensselaer County and the Town of Sand Lake have set the income levels between $29,000 and $37,400. In brief, if the owner’s combined income is equal to or less than $29,000 the exemption is 50% of the Assessed Value. The exemption decreases by 5% for each additional $900 in income. There is no exemption if income exceeds $37,400. The Averill Park School Board has kept the exemption between $27,000 and $35,400. Therefore, some senior citizens with limited income do not receive the same level of exemption on their school tax bill that they receive on their Town and County bills. This was incorrectly stated in the May Newsletter from the Averill Park School District. If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at 674-2026 ext. 24. ~ Judith Goodyer, Sand Lake Assessor

SERVICES ADDITIONS/ GARAGES Free estimates. Fully insured. Quality work. 368-3716 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 ATV - MOTORCYCLE LAWN TRACTOR, REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, lawn tractor. Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. 766-6621

EQUIPMENT RENTAL Excavators & skid steers for rent. Cheapest around! 518-766-6621

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

FALL CLEAN UP Gardening, landscaping, handyman, odd jobs. Reliable. Mike (518) 810-4522

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

FALL CLEANUPS Brush, leaves, debris rem. Competitive prices. Lic.& ins. 7795497

LINER CHANGE SPECIALS Repairs, safety covers, closings, concrete work. 268-9764 MASONRY All phases, new and old. Fully insured. Call Shawn 577-0962

FENCES Rough Cut Fences, simple & strong. Vinyl, custom, horse. Free est. Call Mike (518)470-9815


FIREWOOD - SEASONED Guaranteed dry, 16” length, $250 cord, $110 face cord. Karl@ 269-1391 or 269-2030

BLACKTOP G & C Sealcoating Blacktop Repairs & Crack Filling Masonry Work. 857-2886

FIREWOOD - SEASONED Hardwood 16‘’ ,1 cord+. $250. Peter Howard’s Firewood 2791367

BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210

FIREWOOD Log length firewood. $100 cord. 832-0849 or 415-5694

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

FIREWOOD Qual., seasoned. Split 16”. Free del. Full cord $250; 1/2 cord $150. 275-8988

CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 CLEANOUTS & DEBRIS REM. Basements, attics & garages.Lic, insured. Free estimates. 779-5497 COMPUTER SERVICES Nassau Computer Repairs, free diagnostics. 931-0035 CONCRETE RESURFACING No mess, no tearouts, bonds to existing concrete. Colors and patterns. 268-9764 DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068 DECKS Clean and seal; or build new. Free estimates. 368-3716 DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $349(incl. poor person app) incl. gov. fees if poor person app. is appr. 274-0380 DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908 DUMPSTER RENTAL 10 yd. Dumpsters available. Reasonable rates. 779-5497 ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. Stand by Generac generator. 274-5100 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

FLOORS Floating, hardwood, tile, refinishing. Ins. Free est. 3683716 GUTTERS Empire Seamless Gutters (518) 732-2761, 577-8311 GUTTERS/ SEAMLESS The Gutter Guy. Cleaning & repair also avail. Fully ins. 24 yrs. exp. 339-3231 HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530 HANDYMAN 30 years experience. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. 526-1604 HANDYMAN All repairs, painting, windows & doors. Brian (518) 732-7345 HANDYMAN AND MORE Masonry, carpentry, all repairs, clean outs. Free ests. 764-2679 HANDYMAN Framing, sheetrock, floors, finish work, painting, odd jobs. Free est. Great prices. Carmine 496-0968 HOME & OFFICE CLEANING 20 yrs. exp. Local, environmental. Owner op. Free est. 569-0492 HOME CARE SERVICES Seniors, children, disabled, hospice experience, excellent references, Amy 518-533-3818 HOME REPAIRS We specialize in decks, siding, windows, doors, tile, hardwood, stairs, bathrooms , kitchens, and energy performance. Offering fair prices and free estimates Call Joe (518)951-0113 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 34 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 O S C


MASONRY All types, concrete, foundation repairs, basement waterproofing. New installs or repairs. 376-5426

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

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

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

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

PAINTING- INT. / EXTERIOR Affordable painting, fall specials. Exp., fully ins. Free est. 410-4902

PET SITTING/DOG WALKING One free week for new clients. Senior discount. $5 per day. Insured, references, 618-9204.

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

PLUMBING INSTALLATION SERVICE & REPAIR Heating, hotwater heaters, tankless water heaters, well pumps. Reasonable, reliable service guaranteed! 518-526-1604

ROOFING AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 729-2445 ROOFING No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325

SEPTIC CLEANING Sand Lake Septic. Tanks cleaned, repair, new installation 674-3000 SEPTIC SERVICE Tanks cleaned, group rates avail. Call a neighbor! Gene 674-5223 SEWING Custom-made window treatments & accessories. Your fabric or ours 462-1576 SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491 STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 STUMP ‘N GRIND Prof. stump grinding srvc. Insured. Best choice. 877-8033/ 301-5712 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749 TUTORING- EXPERIENCED Readng/ K-12, & Special Needs. High school English /Social Studies, test preparation. 2650047 WELDING All types of welding repairs, ornamental, light fabrication. Portable. Rensselaer Welding 477-5200

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

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

POOL Safety Covers 268-9764

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

Cronk’s Cider Mill, custom press. 326-2238 WSL 553 Old Best Rd.

ROOF REPAIR Fully insured roofing company. All roof repairs, specializing in slate repair. 505-2215

Wanted-diabetic testing strips. Any type. Will pay up to $25 per box. Will pick-up. 620-6217

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

Bedroom set. Brand new cherry set, still in orig. boxes. $290 2652917

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

Hay $3.50, straw $6, rye seed $15 a bushel. (518) 283-1488

ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094

TO BENEFIT LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR The Little Sisters of the Poor cordially invite you to join them on Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th, 2013 at their 19th Annual Fall Festival for the benefit of Our Lady of Hope Residence in Latham. The festivities will begin on Friday, October 4th, at 10:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and will continue for the same time period on Saturday, October 5. There will be many activities including a Bake Sale & Candy Buffet, Christmas Gift Shop, White Elephant Sale and Parade of Prizes, Restaurant and Basket Chances, etc. A special feature for each day will be a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner to be served Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cost for a complete dinner is $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children, free for children under three. Takeout meals will also be available. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Admission is free and free parking is available. Our Lady of Hope Residence, operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor, is a home for the elderly poor of the Capital Region.

FRIENDS OF OAKWOOD CEMETERY EXCITING TOURS AND EVENTS The Fall foliage in Oakwood is breath-taking, making these tours even more popular. • Sunday, September 29th, 1PM-3PM - Living History Day: Dearly Beloved - A Look at Some Noteworthy Oakwood Couples $15.00 pp • Saturday, October 5th, 9AM-12Noon - The War of 1812 $12.00 pp • Saturday, October 19th, 3PM-4PM - EDGAR ALLAN POE Returns!!! - $15.00 - Chapel seating is limited. Register now for this immensely popular program! Call 1-800-556-6273. For all tours and events, call 1-800-556-6273 to register. Include: which tour, your name, phone and # of people. Pay on arrival by cash or local check. Children under 12 are always free unless noted. GPS: 186 Oakwood Ave. Troy, NY 12180 (Rte 40) Tours take place rain or shine unless there is threat of a thunderstorm. Meet at the Veterans’ Circle flag pole near the Oakwood Avenue entrance. Presented by Friends of Oakwood Cemetery in support of this historic non-sectarian, not-forprofit cemetery.


Hay for Sale: Timothy & grass mix from local farm. Large 45 lb. sqare bales. $2-4 per bale. 663-5257 New 2012 6 person hot tub. LED lighting, waterfall, etc. Retails $6000. Sell for $2950. 470-3535

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DEEP STACK TEXAS HOLD’EM TOUR. at AP/SL FIRE DEPT. The Averill Park/ Sand Lake Fire Department will hold a Deep Stack Texas Hold’em Tournament with Bounty Chip on Saturday, September 28th, at 1PM; doors open at noon. $125 buyin - ($25 donation w/FREE Bounty Chip). !!!$20,000 in Chips!!! NO RE-BUYS — NO ADD-ONS. Doors open at noon at the Firehouse. Free Dinner. Reservations preferred and walk-ins accommodated. Mark Abele at 783-6950 or email


CAFE THEO Cafe Theo is an informal gathering of people from all walks of life who seek an understanding about the big questions in life. We engage in conversation on moral, philosophical, and spiritual topics. Some recent topics discussed include revenge/mercy, nature of the soul, and symbolism. We welcome all points of view and religious perspective, and our common ground honors freedom of conscience in respectful conversation. We invite you to join us for an evening of engaging discussion, music, and a period of reflection. Refreshments are provided. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton.

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The following information was provided by Sharon Martin Zankle, Brunswick Town Historian: Sometimes a government uses a drawing or “seal” to tell people what it stands for and to help identify its property such as stationary, equipment, publication or signs. The seal has a design that is unique and might show something about the organization’s history or what it thinks is special. The Brunswick Town Seal was created and drawn in 1989 by Mr. Burton Miller who lived in Brunswick and was a member of the Town Board at the time. Mr. Miller wanted to the Town Seal to tell people about Brunswick’s beautiful landscape and history. Water in the foreground represents the Town Beach and Park and the streams called the Poesten Kill and Quacken Kill. A barn represents Brunswick’s long history as a farming community. The church represents the fact that churches were the first community organizations founded by early residents of Brunswick. The hills stand for the beautiful landscape that all enjoy. The mountains behind the hills remind us we can see to the nearby Adirondack, Catskill and Taconic Mountains from certain places in the town. ~ by Marvin Bubie, Marvincan be reached at


****** NEWS FLASH ******* Letter to the Editor: The Averill Park School District has sent out a letter for proposals from realtors to relist the school building for sale. The School Board has decided to live in the past. It seems the School Board is unable to think outside the box and we the taxpayers must pay for their lack of foresight. How much good money must they expend after bad before reality dawns on them that: NOBODY WANTS TO BUY THE SCHOOL!!!!!! Juxtaposed to the archaic thinking of the School Board was the Letter to the Editor in last week’s Advertiser by Town Board member Mark Cioffi. Mr. Cioffi correctly stated that it would be a financial burden on the Town if the School were to be transferred to the Town without a viable financial plan for the occupiers to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the building. It was never the intention or the desire of the Committee to “dump” the building onto the Town without first having created a fiscally responsible plan so that the Town does not inherit the costs of the building without having the benefit of offsetting income. The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Cioffi and Supervisor Fasoldt for giving of their time to help us in this matter. In The Advertiser dated September 12, 2013 on page 5 was a Letter to the Editor from Kylee Mueller. Kylee is a student at Averill Park High School. As part of a language assignment, she wrote her letter entitled, “Time for Change”. The theme of her letter is that we as a Community need to look forward and not just view older things as merely useless relics of the past. Here are some excerpts from her letter that shows wisdom beyond her teenage years: “Just because the school is old and needs extra maintenance, does not mean that the school is useless.” “A Recreation center in my opinion would be a great idea. I know for a fact that everyone in the area could benefit from this. We could have workout rooms, childcare, and more courts for different sports.” “Averill Park has a drug problem and this could lead high school students, adults, and even the younger kids into a better path for life.” “I believe that this building is a great opportunity and cannot be put to waste. I feel as though the younger generation would benefit to this which is really important, because you have to be young before you grow up and this would lead us into a better future.” From the mouths of babes, come pearls of wisdom. It is not too late for the School Board to learn from one of its students. Ronald can be reached at: 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.

NASSAU VILLAGE BOARD THANKS... Rain, rain go away! Mother Nature decided to unleash 3.6" of rain upon the Village of Nassau during the afternoon of September 12, 2013. Village streets as well as the state highways became impassable, residential homes and basements filled with water and the Senior Housing complex required evacuation. The Village Board would like to thank Rich Elder for coordinating and assembling the resources needed to mitigate the situation; the volunteers of the Nassau Fire Department who worked vigorously to pump out basements and maintain road closures; the Nassau Ambulance staff for evacuating, housing and returning residents of the Senior Housing complex and other locations in the village; Town Supervisor Fleming and Highway Superintendent McCagg for their offer of Town resources; Rensselaer County Emergency Management Response for assisting in the efforts; and especially the Village of Nassau Highway Department (Tony Tafur and Jay Devlin) as well as the Police Department (Officers Kenneth Fuchs and Daniel Bunney) who worked tirelessly to reopen village streets and maintain the safety of the residents. We apologize if we left anyone out, it is not intentional. ~ Submitted by, Village of Nassau Board of Trustees



HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE PRESENTS STEEL MAGNOLIAS The Highlight Acting Troupe will present Steel Magnolias on Friday and Saturday, October 18, 19, 25, 26, at 8 pm; and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 27, at 2 pm. The performances will take place at the Brunswick Grange, Rt. 7 and 142 (in back of Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s). Steel Magnolias is written by Robert Harling and directed by Robin Dickinson-Sawyer with Mark Strock as Asst. Director. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. The action centers on Truvyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beauty parlour and the women who regularly gather there. The story begins on the morning of Shelbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding to Jackson and covers events over the next three years, including Shelbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to have a child despite having Type 1 Diabetes and the complications that result from the decision. There is also a glimpse of the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl and then to a revival-tent Christian; and Truvyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lynn, and Shelbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama. For reservations or information, call Tina at 272-7558. Visit our website at or email us at

OCTOBER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Join the seniors at the Rensselaer Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Friday, October 11th, at 12:30 as we celebrate October birthdays. If you have any questions, or if you would like to join us for our noon lunch consisting of Baked Haddock Square, Red Potato in Jacket, Harvard Beets, Round Roll, Tapioca Pudding w/Topping for dessert, please contact the center at 279-3485.

The members of W.F. Bruen Hose Co. of the Clinton Heights Fire District cordially invite district residents to an Open House at your neighborhood fire station at 207 Columbia Turnpike on Saturday, October 5th, from 10AM through 2PM as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;KickOffâ&#x20AC;? to Fire Prevention Week 2013. Bruen Hose is an all volunteer company that has been proudly serving our neighborhood and district for over 100 years. Volunteering in the company is hard work with a time commitment to training, but also can be a rewarding experience and new members are always welcome. Come see your fire apparatus and talk with your neighbors/ firefighters. Light refreshments will be available. Like us on facebook at W.F. Bruen Hose.

TABLES AVAILABLE The Schodack Valley Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will be holding a Tag Sale on Saturday, October 12th, from 9AM to 4PM. Tables for rent, $20.00 per table/space. For reservations and information, call Kathy at 732-0125 and leave a message. The Schodack Valley Fire Department is located at 1553 Schodack Valley Road in Castleton.



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GIANT FLEA MARKET The Missing Link Street Ministry will be sponsoring a Giant Flea Market on Saturday, October 12th; and Saturday, October 19th, from 8AM to 4PM, Powers Park, 3rd Ave & 111th Street in North Troy. Proceeds will benefit the feed the children and stop the violence programs. Raffles and fun for all. Vendors are wanted ~ $20 a space with a car. For info., call 421-5222.

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 4242554 if weather is questionable. Vehicle registration is $10 the day of the show, no preregistration. 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.

ST. HENRYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHURCH SPONSORING FALL SHOPPING TRIP St. Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church is sponsoring a Fall Shopping Trip and it is â&#x20AC;&#x153;open to the publicâ&#x20AC;?. 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.

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Students from The College of Saint Rose came to Troy’s Prospect Park to do their annual bulb planting. The students planted in the park on Sept. 7th as part of a community service program. The day is an annual collaboration between the Friends of Prospect Park and Saint Rose. Every year the groups work together to accomplish some fall sprucing up of the park and to plant bulbs that will add to the spring beauty in the park.

BRUNS. ELKS LADIES AUX. PENNY SOCIAL Brunswick Elks Ladies Auxiliary will hold its Annual Penny Social on Sunday, October 6, 2013, from 1PM-4PM. Doors open at 11AM. Over 300 Prizes to win and many other raffles. Kitchen is open for lunch and cookies during a break. For more information, contact Dee at 279-4228, Sharon at 326-0034 or Connie at 279-0808.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Rensselaer County Legislators Peter Grimm and Edward Manny were pleased to present a legislative proclamation to Kathleen Leibach, owner of Café Deli-icious to celebrate the restaurant’s 10 year anniversary.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE… Young people are the future of our communities and it is important that we, as a town, invest in them. The Town of Poestenkill is looking for residents to contribute to their community by becoming an Advisory Board Member of the Youth Program. As a board member you will help plan for various events and programs and will have the opportunity to discover new interests, meet new people, and develop new skill sets to contribute to our community. High school students welcome!! If interested in becoming a part of this fun and enriching experience, please contact Tara Houser at 283.5100 or

Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5th, 10am 3pm at the First Reformed Church, Wynantskill (corner of Rte 66 & Church St.). There will be homemade crafts, Country Kitchen (with homemade food all day), baby items, a pet shoppe, children’s crafts, baked goods, used books & more.

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The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop (1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets) will be open on Thursdays from 3PM to 6PM; and on Saturday, September 28th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books, toys, games, furniture, 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 F a c e b o o k . c o m / Redeemerthriftshop.

Wes Allen, a resident of Hidley Road in North Greenbush died last fall. I didn’t know him, but people who did, tell me that he and his wife Jennie would sell vegetables, pumpkins, corn stalks and other goods from their home. I have often driven along Hidley Road and wondered whether there was any connection between Wes Allen and the Hidley family who populated the area beginning in the late 1700’s. In reading his obituary, it seems that he did have a connection with the Hidley family. Wes’ mother Myrtle Allen was a Hidley by birth. I’ve traced the family back to Johannes Heidle who emigrated from Germany and settled in Greenbush by 1769. He leased a 211 acre farm from the Van Rensselaer extensive land holdings on what is now Hidley Road. He had three sons who eventually divided the land between them. Through tracing deeds, I believe his son Michael lived in what was to be Wes Allen’s house. Michael Hidley (1773-1856) was the grandfather of the famous local artist Joseph Henry Hidley who did several landscapes of area scenes (mostly Poestenkill), and also did a portrait of his aged grandfather. No doubt the artist visited Michael at the Allen/Hidley house. The house itself was probably built in the late 1700’s and was occupied by Michael and his young family. The floor plan and interior structure indicate the house was built in stages: the first stage was a modest home for a young family; the second stage probably around 1830 when Michael’s son John was starting a family and later additions were added by future generations. In the early 1900’s, Myrtle Hidley married Harrison Allen, a farmer and general contractor from Sand Lake and they became the owners of the house. This is where Wes Allen spent his life. Lately, I’ve spent hours climbing around the attic and fighting cobwebs in the basement trying to learn more about the architecture of this house and through this try to imagine how the families might have lived. I obtained some family pictures, some were family portraits, some of Allen family gatherings, and some unidentified houses, probably in the area. I didn’t know Wes Allen, but I wish I could have talked with him about his heritage. If only the ghosts could tell their story.

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