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‘DEATHTRAP’ READY TO OPEN CIRCLE THEATRE PLAYERS SEASON ON OCT. 12 Sydney Bruhl (Eric Washburn of Castleton) asked a former student Clifford Anderson (Mark Todaro) to his study to review a script Cllifford has written. Sydney is in a dry spell and plans to steal the material from him by any means possible and return to his own successful career. ‘Deathtrap’ is a mystery so wickedly’s to die for. ‘Deathtrap’, currently the season opener for Circle Theatre Players, runs Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 8pm and Oct. 14 & 21 at 2:30pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Written by Ira Levin and directed by Joan Fuess. Tickets are $16, under 18/$10, and reservations can be made at 518674-2007 or The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. There is plenty of free parking.

TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH LOCAL REGISTRATION DAYS During a Presidential Election Year, Board of Elections conducts two local registration events. In the Town of East Greenbush, both occasions will be held at the Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike. The date for registration is Saturday, October 13th, 2012, from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You can also register by mail, applications must be postmarked no later than October 12 or hand delivered to the Board of Elections in Troy by October 17th. If you have any questions, please call Linda Kennedy, Town Clerk at 477-7145.

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Michael III, Sarina, Michael Sr., Michael Jr. Moscatiello Our story started over 50 years ago in Troy, NY. My parents, Maria and Michael, came to America from Italy with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a strong Italian work ethic. My mother wanted to live the American dream and she did it by opening our first family business... In 1978 she opened the doors to a tailoring shop, Maria’s Sewing Center in South Troy. My mother said’ “When I opened it, people made fun of me and said, nobody is going to come.” My mother was determined. She worked hard, her whole family worked hard, and the customers came back. In the Moscatiello family, business is a family effort where everyone works hard. You need only to look around to see the evidence. My mother, being the best seamstress in the world, made the red checked tablecloths, curtains and the aprons for the restaurant when we first opened. My grandfather Luigi Battuello reupholstered the barstools. My father greeted customers at the door. I ran the kitchen, while my wife waited on tables. My son Michael was 2 years old when I opened. He grew up in the restaurant and now he has taken an active role

in managing, bartending and cooking. Three generations of a family’s hard work and determination. Today, you can also find my daughter, nieces and nephew in the restaurant cooking, cleaning or taking your order. ~ Thank you for your patronage, Mike Moscatiello Because we appreciate your business and our community, we would like to share with you one of our family recipes – MOSCATIELLO’S PORK TENDERLOIN MARSALA Ingredients: 1-12oz Pork Tenderloin 1 cup Marsala wine 2 cups beef stock 2 tablespoon of olive oil 1 teaspoon flour 1tablespoon diced onion Salt, black pepper, fresh parsley Preparation Pork Tenderloin: rub with salt, black pepper and olive oil. Bake at 450 degrees, until fully cooked. Slice and place mushroom marsala sauce over the top Preparation of Marsala Sauce: In saute’ pan coat bottom of pan with olive oil. Add diced onion, black pepper, salt, parsley and mushrooms. Saute’ on medium, heat until onions become transparent. Add Marsala wine. Cook until alcohol from marsala burns off. Add beef stock and bring to a boil. Take two tablespoon of butter and coat butter with flour. Add to boiling sauce. Cook until sauce gets a nice consistency. Yield: two servings. Boun Appetito!!

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LOCAL GRADUATES ENROLL AT COLGATE UNIV. Colgate University is pleased to welcome the following local students to Colgate University as members of the Class of 2016: Sarah Alexis Katz a graduate of Averill Park High School in Averill Park. Emily Elizabeth Crone a graduate of Troy High School in Troy.

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As co-owners of S.T.A.R.S. for Seniors, L.L.C. (Sharon Tuszynski’s Application and Referral Service), Sharon and Walter Tuszynski each have almost 30 years experience preparing Medicaid Applications. Sharon was a Medicaid Examiner for the Department of Social Services for 6 years, and was a Medicaid Planning Paralegal for the next 14 years with two local law firms. During those years, she assisted in opening a branch office and co-hosted the Estate Planning Show - a call in radio show on Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning. She established S.T.A.R.S. Sharon & Walter Tuszynski, Medicaid Consultants for Seniors, L.L.C. in 2002. Walter was a Medicaid Examiner for the Department of Social Services for 20 years. He was then a Medicaid Planning Paralegal in a local law firm for 11 years. He joined Sharon at S.T.A.R.S. for Seniors, L.L.C. in 2008. We are here to help families make the choices they need to protect themselves in the event of an illness that requires a skilled nursing facility or home care. We can prepare and file the Medicaid application. It’s crucial to know the rules and regulations and to make sure that the application is filed in a timely manner. Many families lose coverage because the application isn’t filed on time or documents are missing. As nursing homes are over $10,000 a month, a mishandled Medicaid application can cost a family thousands of dollars. One of the most valuable service S.T.A.R.S. for Seniors, L.L.C. offers is meeting the client at the place of their choosing. This usually means the client’s house or a meeting room at the Nursing Home. Gathering a five year banking history can often be overwhelming for the client’s family. It’s so much easier to sit at a kitchen table and review the papers. We photocopy the necessary documentation, then return the originals. We also assist families in obtaining the things needed, including writing letters to banks and companies and sometimes sitting with clients while we make necessary phone calls to order items or forms needed to change ownership or update beneficiaries. We can also refer families to other professionals, such as a financial planner, an accountant or an elder law attorney. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to any client to discuss their particular circumstances. There is never a consultation charge for either home or hospital visits. In addition, we offer inservices for professionals or presentations to senior groups at no charge.

READY, SET, GO Letter to the Editor: Troy Sand and Gravel clear-cut trees in 3 separate areas at the proposed Nassau industrial hard rock quarry and drilled 25 holes (per 5/22/08 DEC Mine Inspection record.) They were in violation of the law because they didn’t obtain local permits to begin work on the site. DEC is leaving enforcement to the Town of Nassau and two court-ordered Stop Work Orders were obtained. There are presently 25 holes, each about 20 feet deep at the site. These holes were drilled when clear cutting was taking place at the mine site in violation of Land Use Laws. There is water in at least one of the holes. These holes may be filled with the blasting compound –ANFO - (diesel fuel and ammonia nitrates) to achieve blasting. Check out ANFO on Google. Think of Oklahoma City. At the 8/30/12 planning board meeting, it was stated that there would be a couple of blasts a week to begin with— townofnassau/content/MinuteCategories/View/2 A couple of blasts a week makes me think of two holes, not 25 holes at once, but there is a sequential blast effect to all mining activities. 25 holes blasted in sequence would be a conservative number of holes for a blast event. How much diesel fuel and other chemicals will be released into the water and the air? There is no detention pond to capture run off at the present time. And 25 holes are ready for blasting. Phase one of the mine proposition takes place at the elevation of around 970 feet. Almost all of Gardner Hill Road is at an elevation of between 750-885 feet. Where will this entire blasting residue go? Could you guess it would go into your well from groundwater or surface water? Water flows downhill, so could you expect rainbow colored diesel fuel floating out of your faucet? Come to the last Public Hearing Meeting at St. Mary’s, 30 Church St, Nassau, NY 12123 on October 18th at 7:00 PM. Or write to Town Planning Board, 29 Church Street, Nassau, NY 12123. Email comments to ~ Dianne Applin, Averill Park Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

RENSS. CO. TOWN HALLS EXT. HRS. FOR VOTER NEEDS The Rensselaer County Board of Elections and Town Halls in Rensselaer County will be open for extended hours in order to accommodate voters needing to register for the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Commissioners of Elections Larry Bugbee, Republican, and Edward McDonough, Democrat, announced the Board of Elections along with Town Halls in Rensselaer County will be open from 2PM until 9PM on Saturday, October 13, 2012.

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RENSS. SOUTH END NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOC. MEETING The meeting of the Rensselaer South End Neighborhood Association will be on October 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus located at 200 East St. The guest speaker will be Peter Sheehan of the Sierra Club. ~ Marion Webber 1st Ward, Jim Van Vorst 2nd Ward, Phil Elacqua 3rd Ward, Gretchen Poole 4th Ward

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16 Years of Building Beautiful Homes! Catherine E. Bradley owner, Deann L. Bradley - Construction Manager, Lynne Fitzgerald - Associate and Jerry Hatcher Chief Executive of Westchester Modular Homes. The “Pillar of Strength” Model Home Award for 2012 was presented to Bradley Park Builders at the Annual Golf Outing for authorized Builders with the Westchester Modular Homes, Inc. at Wingdale, NY 12594. Westchester Modular Homes have been building all styles of homes for over 25 years at the factory location off Route 22 in Wingdale. Donald J. and Catherine E. Bradley, Bradley Park Bulders LLC have been associated as an Authorized Builder for almost 16 years, having built many homes in Rensselaer County, northern Greene and Columbia Counties, and recently at Wilton, Saratoga County. As we are primarily a “Custom Home” builder, we have only built one from standard factory plans, as most families usually have specific ideas for their homes. We are able to take almost any plan and “customize” it to suit the Purchasers’ dreams. Starter homes to mansions, even multi-family homes are available in Westchester’s portfolio, and the recent Craftsman Ranch style homes have become very popular for the “empty nester” buyers seeking a new home with an eye on design. Using only top brand name components and materials, Westchester in conjunction with the Builder offer sales incentives from time to time. Currently, a beautiful Custom Merrilat Kitchen upgrade is available free of charge for new orders for 2012, and Bradley Park Builders are adding a $3,500.00 allowance toward appliances! What a chance to get a great home along with the most popular upgrades! The Bradleys were very surprised and pleased to be given this prestigious award, and look forward to many years of continued success. Bradley Park Builders Open House is every Sunday at the latest Model Home located at 1 Summers End in West Sand Lake. Fully insured, many written references and are BBB members.

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Calling all ghosts and witches and ghouls and goblins (Barneys and Princesses, too)! The witching hour is at hand! Once again, the time has come to dress in all your spooky finery, and invade West Sand Lake. The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring its annual Halloween party for kids of all ages on Sunday, October 28. Because Halloween falls on a weekday, we are planning a special treat for all our trick-or-treaters and their parents. We will be proudly featuring our community’s costume creations in a parade from the West Sand Lake Elementary School to our Fire House. If you would like to join our parade, please meet at the school at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. We will step off promptly at 1:30 p.m., and proceed to the Fire House. The traditional Halloween party, with costume judging, prizes, games, refreshments and surprises will immediately follow the end of the parade. Admission to the party is free to all. So, plan on joining us on Halloween afternoon. It promises to be a fun time for all!

HALLOWEEN BREAKFAST Schodack Valley Fire Company Auxiliary, 1553 Schodack Valley Road, Castleton will hold a Halloween Breakfast on Saturday, October 27, from 8AM to 11AM. Cost: Adults $8 (Age 11 and up); Children $3 (Age 3 to 10); Children 2 and under free. Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Orange Juice, Coffee. WEAR YOUR COSTUME! Pumpkin Decorating and Face Painting.

GHOST TOURS AND SOUPER DINNER The Knickerbocker Mansion in Schaghticoke, NY will be having Ghost Tours from 6:00 - 9:00 PM and a Souper Dinner from 5:00 - 9:00 PM on October 26 and 27. Ghost Tours are $5.00 and Souper Dinner is $7.00. Contact the mansion at 664-1700 or or more information.

AREA CHURCH HELPS WITH TRICK-OR-TREATING If you live in the East Greenbush area, you will have help this Halloween! Connecting Point Church is sending out several groups to help “patrol” the various neighborhoods during the evening from 6:30-9:00pm on October 31st, 2012. In an effort to help keep your children safe, you will see various people identifiable by their lime-yellow vests with the Connecting Point name on them, walking the streets. As a treat for the children, we will be handing out glow bracelets for extra visibility and safety. For more information, contact us: Email: connectme@ or visit us on the web at www.

“An Evening of Victorian Ghost Stories” at the Brunswick Historical Society (605 Brunswick Road) on Friday, October 19th, at 6:30PM. Join us around the campfire for spooky tales! Children 9 and older please. Bring chairs and dress weather appropriate. (Rain date is October 20). Admission: Suggested donation $2/person. Reservations Required: Call 518-203-0956 by October 15th.

HALLOWEEN “50’s” DANCE North Greenbush American Legion Unit #1489 will host a Halloween “50’s” Dance on October 20th, from 7pm till 11pm. Music by: “Sound Spectrum”. Costumes are optional and their will be prizes for best costumes. Cost is $7 in advance and $10 at the door ~ includes draft beer and soda. Tickets at The Legion or see an Auxiliary Member. See you there!

HALLOWEEN PARTY & HAUNTED HOUSE The Melvin Roads American Legion, located at 200 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush will hold a Halloween Party and Haunted House on Saturday, October 27th, from 5:30 to 11PM. Food Fun - Frights ~~ Costumes Wel-come! Tickets go on sale soon. For more info: sons.html. Proceeds to benefit the American Legion Programs.

N. G. HALLOWEEN PARADE The Annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by the North Greenbush Kiwanis Club will take place on October 31st; starting at Wynantskill Square at 6:30PM. Costume judging with prizes will take place following the parade at the Town Offices.

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Saturday, October 27th 2:00 to 4:00 pm • Magician & Balloon Sculptures by Joey D. • Cider and Donuts • Trick or Treating on the Units • Face Painting • For Children in Costume to age 12. (accompanied by an adult) 1070 Luther Rd., East Greenbush 479-4662 • Lynne W.

SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER AND ELECTION Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is happy to announce their annual silent auction fundraiser and election. Event will be held on October 25, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Hoosick St., Troy, NY. Low cost dinner reservations accepted until Thursday, October 18, 2012. To purchase dinner tickets, or to donate, please call 518-2724210.

N.G. KIWANIS THANKS the COMMUNITY FOR SUCCESSFUL CELEBRATION The North Greenbush Kiwanis Club would like to thank the community for coming out to our “Home Town Celebration” on September 7, 2012. Due to inclement weather, we had to cancel Saturday’s events. We want to announce the winners of our “Essay Contest on Freedom” and thank all of our area students who participated in the contest. The first place winners were: Samuel Koblensky, Catherine Mullen and Naida Sabo. Our second place winners were: Kaelah Douglas and Lillian Walker. We also want to thank our sponsors and our donors. They were: Doakmajian Insurance, Dunkin Donuts, Gold’s Gym, Healthy Pets, Heim’s Auto Care, Hoffman’s Car Wash, H.V.C.C. Valley Cats, LaBella’s, Maryola’s Hair Studio, NY Pizza, Paolo Lombardi’s, Price Chopper, RPI Hockey, Staples, Ted’s Fish Fry, True Value, Village Liquor Store, Wells Communication and Worthington Flowers. Our silent auction baskets will be available again at our next dinner which is on November 11, 2012 at the American Legion from 4PM to 7PM.


L - R: Linda Purcell-Rinella, Brad Clowe, Principal - Jim McHugh, Sandra Ryan and Noreen Barrett. The North Greenbush Kiwanis club donated backpacks filled with school supplies to students at Bell Top Elementary.

DEEP STACK 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 on Saturday, October 13th, at 1PM; doors open at noon at the Averill Park/ Sand Lake Fire Depart-ment located at 35 Eastern Union Tpke in Averill Park. $125 buy-in; limited to 100 players. ($25 donation w/ FREE Bounty Chip) Prize Pool for S eptember Tournament $4,000. !!!$20,000 in Chips!!! NO RE-BUYS and NO ADD-ONS. Doors open at noon at the Firehouse. Free Lunch and refreshments; Oktoberfest “Best of the Wursts” Dinner. Reservations preferred and walk-ins accommodated. Call Ron Berti at 6748363 or email at rberti@nycap.rr. com. Poker schedule for APSLFD: Saturdays 2012: Nov. 17th, Dec. 15th; Saturdays 2013: Jan. 26th, Feb. 16th, Mar. 16th, Apr. 20th, May 11th.

HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE PERFORMS PIRATES OF CHEMOTHERAPY The Highlight Acting Troupe will be performing The Pirates of Chemotherapy, a two act dramatic comedy written by Paul Schutte on October 19th and 20th at the Carousel Ballrooms at Sterup Square, located at 2113 NY 7 in Troy, New York. WNYT’s Jim Kambrich will host the performance on October 20th. The show is directed by Nicole Callagan and stars Sarah Merritt, Gina Mooney, Liss Capalbo, Rebecca Hoffay, Paula Hoffay, Katherine Capalbo, and Mindy Huerter. The Pirates of the Chemotherapy has been performed all over the country with rave reviews. Two local cancer charities, Dragons Alive and Hope in the Boat, will receive 100% of the show’s profits. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will also take place with all profits going directly to the charities. The ticket price of $35 includes the show, dinner, and dancing. Group discounts are available. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Paula at 518-368-6341. The deadline for reservations is Sunday, October 15th. Those interested in donating can contact Sarah at More information can be found on the play at and For more information on the charities, please visit: and

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QUILT MEETING Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Friday, October 12, at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY. The general meeting starts at 9:45 AM; doors open at 9:15. There is a $5 visitor donation and we will have a lecture by Linda Denner – “Strip-ping in Public”. For information, call (393-2284) or check our website (


Greetings and best wishes to everyone in the City of Rensselaer. As Rensselaer’s representative to the County Legislature, I am happy to report to you on the actions taken by the Rensselaer County Legislature at our September 11, 2012 legislative meeting. The meeting took place on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 2001. Legislators and members of the public reflected on those lost in the attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, and those who have been called to military service in the ensuing. We remember those lost and thank those who have and continue to serve our nation. Our legislative chambers include a flag that was placed in the chambers just months after the attacks. The flag includes the slogan “Never Forget” and is a reminder of the price of freedom. The meeting appropriately included a presentation by the Daughters of the American Revolution who discussed the U.S. Constitution and the importance of the document in our lives. The Legislature also recognized County Clerk Frank Merola for receiving the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State Association of County Clerks. The Legislature approved a resolution seeking assistance from the state to encourage a shared services agreement between the county and the Town of East Greenbush. The town sewer system has been under a consent order due to capacity issues, and a shared services agreement in which the county handles a percentage of the town’s sewer flow would help alleviate odors experienced by residents in Rensselaer. The Legislature has encouraged a number of shared services agreements to save taxpayer money. At the September meeting, we approved a resolution between the county and various municipalities for snow and ice removal. This agreement will help reduce costs for this service during 2012 and into 2013. A resolution for an easement relating to improvement of the Science Center Building at Hudson Valley Community College was approved. Legislators also approved a resolution amending the agreement that allows the Tri-City Valley Cats to play home games at the Bruno Stadium at Hudson Valley Community College. Residents are welcome to contact us at our legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at

HISTORICAL SOC. OF ESQUATAK MEETING The Historical Society of Esquatak invites you to join them at their next meeting on October 19 at 7 p.m. at the Schodack Town Hall. Jim Breig, East Greenbush author of SERGEANT BAILEY: SALUTING AN ORDINARY SOLDIER OF WORLD WAR 11. Jim will bring history to life through the story of one man’s service in the Pacific. Genealogists and history buffs will be fascinated with his research. The hall is at the intersection of Route 20 and Schuurman Rd. Refreshments will be served.

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The Greenbush Reformed Church on Hays Rd and Columbia Turnpike will be holding an autumn craft fair on October 20th from 10-3pm. There will be raffles, children’s activities, food and over 23 crafters/vendors that will be selling an assortment of items including jewelry, candles, crocheted items, and seasonal crafts. There will be a bake sale that will have a variety of pies and breads and also a 50/50. Come enjoy this community event! For further information please contact the church office at 477-6030.


NASSAU RESOURCE CENTER (THE FOOD PANTRY), ONE-AND-ONLY FUNDRAISER The Nassau Resource Center (the food pantry), will hold its one-and-only fundraiser for the year on October 13, 2012. The Pick-A-Prize event will be held in St. Mary’s Church Hall, Rt. 20 (Albany Ave.), in Nassau (Renss. Co.), NY. The doors will open at 6 pm. and the winning tickets will be drawn starting at 7 pm. Door admission is still just $1, making a fun and inexpensive night out for the whole family. Refreshments will be available. The Nassau Resource Center is an ecumenical out-reach program and emergency food provider serving Nassau and seven surrounding communities. For further information, please contact Linda Clark, 766-9014.

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What a great couple of months Sand Lake has had. Fred and I are encouraged by all the good news stories we’ve heard. Individuals, local vendors and businesses have benefited by recent events. There’s a buzz and enthusiasm in town. The August 2012 Bicentennial finale and parade at Westfall Village brought a real WOW factor to Sand Lake. Although settlers came to this area in the 1600s, Sand Lake became a town in 1812, when the town of Berlin was divided. The Bicentennial Committee did a great job, and I think we all learned some new things about our history during the events of the last few years. Thanks to the SLBA, the 2nd annual town-wide garage sale brought shoppers, vendors and CASH to residents AND businesses. Even some of our not-for-profits benefited. Again, by shopping locally, more money gets pumped into the community. If you have a local business, please think about joining the SLBA and sharing your ideas. Networking with fellow small business owners brings positive results. The SLBA’s next get-together is October 16th at Paolo Lombardi’s. Please go to: for more info. Our biweekly farmers’ market is continuing into Oct., introducing us to more of our neighbors and products. Perhaps it can incubate some new local shops. Residents are saying, “What’s next?” Let’s keep it going! This place matters! ~ Dee Erickson


Nick Johnston, Meteorologist from WRGB6 recently visited second grade classes at St. Jude the Apostle School. Mr. Johnston showed how tornadoes form with his “Fognado” machine and answered questions about the weather.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING DAY @ THE AVERILL PARK HS PARKING LOT Our 2nd Annual Electronic Recycling Day @ the Averill Park HS parking Lot on Saturday, October 13th, from 10 AM-2 PM. Items (all Electronic equip) will be weighed and charged .35 cents per pound. Proceeds to go to Averill Park HS Booster Club/Indoor Track and Field Team and ESRI Recycling Center. Questions to Rit Aldi

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Dining entertaining & celebrations

BAKED HAM DINNER The Sons of the American Legion will prepare and serve a Baked Ham Dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable medley and a roll on Sunday, October 14 th , from 1PM until 6PM at the Gerald O’Neil Post #1683, 836 Broadway in Rensselaer. Eatin or Take-out. Help us help our Veterans.


SULLIVAN-JONES MONTHLY BUFFET BREAKFAST On Sunday, October 14th, the Sullivan-Jones VFW Post 7466 located on Veterans Street in Poestenkill, will hold their monthly Buffet Breakfast from 8 am - 11 am. Enjoy eggs, sausage, homefries, pancakes, French toast sticks, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. Cost: $7.00 (Adults), $3.00 (children 5yrs -12 yrs) and under five years free. Since 1995

The First Reformed Church in Wynantskill begins another year of free pasta dinners for the community on Tuesday, October 16th, at 5:30 PM. We will again be serving pasta with either plain or meat sauce, tossed salad, bread or rolls, beverages and homemade desserts made by some of the wonderful bakers in the congregation. You are invited to join us on Tuesday evenings—October 16, 23 and 30 at 5:30 PM. The church is located on the corner of Main Avenue and Church Street in the village of Wynantskill.

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4-H GIFFY BBQ The Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange will be coordinating a Giffy BBQ as a fundraiser for the 4-H Teen Exchange members on Friday, October 12th, serving from 4 to 6 PM at the Brunswick Plaza, across from Tamarac School. Take-Out Dinners for $10 each include: 1/2 a chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, roll, cookie and drink. Pre-orders are encouraged by calling 528-4966.

SCHODACK VALLEY PIZZA NIGHT Raking leaves is no fun, but you can relax and come and join us for our Pizza Night on October 13th at the Schodack Valley Fire House from 5PM to 9PM. Bring the family for Pizza, Antipasto, Wings and more. Additional seating is available. Our featured Pizza’s this month will be, Shrimp & Garlic & Hawaiian. As always, you can eat-in or take-out. For take-out, call us at 477-4215.

BROOKS’ BAR-B-Q The Youth Group and the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road in East Greenbush will sponsor a Brooks’ Bar-B-Q on Saturday, October 20th, from 4PM to 7PM. Treat your family to an easy, hearty meal to celebrate Fall! Cost: 1/2 chicken with all the fixings for $10; BBQ Ribs with all the fixings for $12. Eat-in or Take-Out. Tickets are available at the church office. 477-9693.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT ZITI DINNER Community Hose Ladies Auxiliary will hold an All-YouCan-Eat Ziti and Meatball Dinner on Friday, October 12th, from 4PM -7PM. Eat in or Take Out! Del ivery Available! Advanced orders, call Joan 449-2271; On the day of, call 462-2922. Orders accepted until 6pm day of. Cost: $8/Adults, $7/Seniors, $5/Children 12 and under, Children under 3/Free. 65 Sherwood Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

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The Castleton Fire House, located at 11 Green Avenue in Castleton will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on the first Sunday of every month from 8AM till Noon (except for October). 2012 dates are October 14th, November 4th and December 2nd; 2013 dates are January 6th, February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th and May 5th. Cost is $7/Adults, $6/Seniors and $5/Children ages 5 to 11. Phone 732-4342.

TSATSAWASSA FIRE CO. MONTHLY BREAKFAST The Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company will resume their monthly breakfast on Sunday, October 21, with servings from 8AM until 11:30AM. Breakfast consists of your choice of French toast or pancakes, as well as bacon or sausage, toast, orange juice, applesauce, beverages and eggs prepared to your specifications for a cost of $6 with children under five served free. Support your local fire company while visiting with friends and neighbors and enjoying a hearty breakfast to start your day. The firehouse is located behind the post office near the intersection of Routes 20 and 66 North in the hamlet of Brainard. For more information, call 518-766-3815.

POESTENKILL AMBULANCE DINNER Please join us for a roast beef dinner on Saturday, October 13th, at the Poestenkill Fire House. Dinner will be served family style and will consist of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, and homemade desserts. Serving time will be 5 pm thru 7 pm. Cost of the dinner will be $11 for adults, $5 for children (ages 5 12) and children under 5 are free. All proceeds will go to the Ambulance Fund. Reservations are strongly recommended at your earliest convenience. Please call Joan at 522-5140 or Don at 2831401.

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MAIN STREET VALATIE HOSTS HANDMADE IN AMERICA: ARTISANS ALONG MAIN STREET VERA hosts the 2nd Annual Handmade in America: Artisans along Main Street event on Saturday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Over 25 local and regional artisans will be displaying and selling their works at the festival, which will includes original art, glassworks, fabric and textile arts, jewelry, letterpress stationery, pottery and fine ceramics, paper sculptures, artisanal food and other distinctive goods. Along with Artisan tables on Main Street, there will be many crafts and wares on display in local store fronts, as well as delicious food served hot and cold throughout the event. Some of the local artisans attending the event will be: Aleebird Jewelry; Primary Silk; Kathryn Larsen Pottery; Glass and Garden; Susan Behens Fiber Arts; Clay Slapper Pottery; Lew Hotaling’s Wood Works; Omi Lavender; Patty Donnan Jewelry; Mike Bieter Pottery; Paisley Treepress; Asia Luna Soaps; Tom Kenny Turned Bowls; On The Bend Silver Jewelry; Mary Young Enameled Jewelry; Shelly Broughton Paintings; Judith Glatt’s Felted Art; Bousso Painting; Small Oak Press & Bindery; Tom Bell Pine Furniture; and Ulrike Grannis’ Hand Made Paper. This is the second event of the year organized by VERA, the Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations working to enhance the Valatie community for all. There will be a special VERA table with membership information during the event. Please visit the new VERA website for information about Handmade in America, and other fun activities in the village, at And please “like” VERA on facebook, where you will also find updated information on the organizations activities in the historic village.


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Let us help you stay well & healthy during the upcoming fall & winter season with our warming teas, tonics, variety of herbs, books & great gift items too! 1545 Columbia Tpke, Schodack 479-0471 • IT’S TIME TO ENJOY A SUNDAY RIDE It’s a beautiful time of the year here in the Northeast! The leaves are turning, the evenings are cool and the sky is a brilliant blue. If you are about my age, you may remember those “Sunday family rides” when everyone piled into the car and took a “drive”. We usually stopped and bought some apples (I could always switch one in the bag for a golden delicious which was my favorite as a kid). If you don’t remember Sunday rides, maybe it’s time to give it a try. There’s one rule: no cell phones, no texting, no distractions from this family time. We have some wonderful gift shops, farm stands, garden centers, orchards, farms, antique stores and restaurants right here in our hometowns! It’s important that we all shop at our locally owned businesses. It really helps our local economy and keeps the Moms and Pops going. If you value having unique, one of a kind products available to you locally, you have to support them. ~Sue St. Pierre P.S. You can take a “Sunday ride” any day of the week. The important thing is to do it.



5 VARIETIES OF PUMPKINS Oct. 19 & 20 Non-Scary Corn Maze with 100+ lit pumpkins Oct. 27 Haunted Corn Maze All 3 Night Mazes open 7-10pm (last tickets sold at 9pm; bring flashlights)

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THRIFT SHOP The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop (1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets) will be open on Thursdays from 3 to 6PM; and on Saturday, October 13th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books and toys.



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PUMPKIN PALOOZA FALL FESTIVAL FOR FAMILIES AT HVCC Area families are invited to the third annual Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival on Thursday, October 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Hudson Valley Community College’s McDonough Sports Complex. Admission and activities are all free of charge. Sponsored by the Student Senate, the evening will include magic by Jim Snack, antics by Heartfelt Clowns, carnival games with prizes, a photo booth, balloon sculptures and bounce houses. Costumes are welcome. Refreshments will be provided and a drawing will be held for a girl’s and a boy’s bike. For more information, call 629-7307. The college will be accepting donations to its food pantry at the event.

NORTH GREENBUSH RESIDENTS Mark Premo and the Highway Dept. Staff announce FREE WOOD CHIPS Are Available At The Highway Garage



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We will pick up the following: •Bagged Leaves •Loose Leaves •Bagged Grass Clippings •Brush •Branches. THE PACKER TRUCK * WILL PICK UP THE FOLLOWING: Leaves and lawn clippings in PAPER BAGS (or reusable containers, 32 gallons or less). PLEASE LABEL these containers "TOWN CLEAN-UP." *COLLECTION SCHEDULE: Mondays: Wynantskill and Troy zipcodes Tuesdays: Troy and Rensselaer zipcodes Wednesdays: Lake Area with Wynantskill zip THE LEAF VACUUM: 3 routes starting Mondays (loose leaves should be covered): Southwest town line - Rt. 4. Northwest town line - Williams Rd. Southeast town line - Woodridge THE CHIPPER: Brush and Branches up to 6" in diameter should be bundled and placed cut end towards the road. Long branches are fine.

The Veterans of Stephentown will hold a Texas Hold ’em Tournament on Saturday, October 13th, in the Stephentown Fire Hall, located at 35 Grange Road in Stephentown. The doors will open at 5:00 pm and close at 6:00 pm. Play begins at 6:15 sharp. A Free Buffet will be served at the first break. No advance registration is required, and a donation of $35.00 per player will be accepted. Players can make an additional $10.00 donation at the door for 1,000 extra chips. This tournament will pay one place for every ten players with a minimum of four places and a maximum of 9 places. The next Texas Hold’em Tournament at the Stephentown Fire Hall will be held on October 29th, 2012. For further information, please call Tom McVeigh at 518-658-2448.

CIRCLE THEATRE TO HOLD AUDITIONS for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Circle Theatre Players will hold auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Sun. & Mon., Oct. 14 & 15, at 6:30pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Production date is May 10-19, 2013 with rehearsals beginning in mid-March. This is going to be the Midsummer Night’s Dream as never seen before! Oh yes-same text, same magical woodland—but more funnier, more musical, more enchantiful, more foolish, more wise. Needed: 20-30 acting roles, some non-speaking for actors ages 16-70+. No experience in Shakespeare required. Directed by the incomparable Barbara Leavell Smith, 518-283-4970. For more information, call 518-674-2007 or visit The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

Please keep brush and branches separate from the loose leaves. Please do not block ditches, pipes, fire hydrants or sewer vents. PLEASE REMEMBER WE CANNOT PICK UP: •Bags Weighing Over 40LBS. •Any Plastic Bags Including Orange Pumpkin Bags •Wreaths Or Bundles Which Include Wire Or Tape •Branches Over 6” In Diameter •Reuseable Containers Larger Than 32 Gallons •Garbage And Animal Waste •Yard Waste Containing Rock, Dirt, Sod, Plastic Potting Containers, Etc. •Frozen Yard Waste •Hazardous Items or Materials WE CANNOT ENTER PRIVATE PROPERTY. Waste must be brought to the roadside.

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POESTENKILL LIBRARY THANKS ALL FOR SUCCESSFUL MARKET DAY The Friends of the Poestenkill Library would like to thank all who participated in an again successful Market Day. From the many town merchants who contributed to the former Miller’s Market (now Hannaford’s), to those who allowed our members to pick blueberries for pies, and to all the people who ate, shopped, bought chances, and supported us by their presence. Thanks also to the workers who gave of their time to make the day so profitable and to the Poestenkill Boy Scouts who helped with setup.

PIZZA & WINGS FOR LOCAL DEMS The Sand Lake Democratic Committee invites you to their Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, October 18th, from 6 to 8PM at Lakeview on Crystal Lake (Route 43). We will be serving Pizza and Wings, along with beer and soda. A cash bar is available. Join us for great food and lively conversation. Tickets will be available at the door for $20.

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FALL FESTIVAL AT SCHODACK ISLAND STATE PARK Schodack Island State Park announces its annual Fall Festival which will be held on Saturday, October 13th, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. This year’s festival will feature apple cider and donuts, wagon rides, crafts people, games and giveaways for children and for adults, children’s crafts, Freckles the Clown, bouncy bounce, exciting exhibits, birds of prey, educators and community groups. There is pick your free pumpkin in the pumpkin patch to paint, fire prevention class, food, refreshments and more. For more information about this program or directions, please contact the Schodack Island State Park Office at (518) 732-0187 or

TOWN OF E. G. HYDRANT/WATER MAIN FLUSHING SCHEDULE OCT 22 - MON – 3rd Ave Ext. and all streets off it. Route 4 (Troy Rd) and all streets off it, ending at Iroquois Pl. OCT 23 - TUE - All streets on north side of 9/20 between Elliot Rd and Schodack town line. Includes Huntswood Est. OCT 24 - WED - All streets on south side of 9/20 from Schodack town line to Ridge Road. North side of 9/20 from Route 4 to Town Hall. OCT 25 - THU - 9/20 from Ridge Rd to Rensselaer city line, Prospect Hghts, Clinton Pk, Rte. 151 (Red Mill Rd) from August Gate to city line including all streets off it. OCT 26 - FRI Complete flushing Hampton Manor Water District including Lakeview Ave. Flushing will begin at 8:00 am. During flushing, water pressure will be reduced. Water may become discolored due to iron and manganese deposits in the mains. Residents should limit their use of water for cooking and laundering during flushing in their areas. ~ East Greenbush Water Dept. (518) 477-9367

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Music – Dancing – Silent Auction 50/50 Raffle & More Fundraising Benefit for Companion Animal Placement Program (CAPP is a local animal rescue group) Fri, Oct 12 • 7-9 p.m., Jackson’s Old Chatham House 646 Albany Tpke., Old Chatham $5 PER PERSON ~ APPETIZERS, CASH BAR Blues & country rock music by Joe Adee Band with special guest musicians Nassau Vet Clinic’s Dr. Carolyn Sanford on violin, her son Dan Sanford on drums & Dr. Bill Zimmerman (Dr. Lisa Dietrich’s husband) on lead guitar. RESERVATIONS NOT NECESSARY

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~SCHOLAR ATHLETE~ by: Lauren Navratil

by Claire Everett APHS and their cheerleaders rallied behind their sports this week as we took on some of the most challenging competition yet. The Football team took on a very tough team this week, Troy. The boys knew that the entire game would be a challenge, so they came out swinging. The boys represented our school well, but couldn’t quit achieve victory, losing a close game, 146. Congratulations to Matt LaBounty for his touchdown. The Boy’s Soccer team took on Ballston Spa on Tuesday, but sadly lost 1 to 0. The boy’s sought to keep morale high for their next competition, Shenendehowa. The boys played with heart the whole game, but unfortunately, couldn’t find victory. The boy’s lost 1-0. The Soccer girls of Averill Park also played Ballston Spa this week. The girls matched their opponents on Tuesday and pulled out an amazing win, 2-0. Great job ladies! Fantastic job to Savannah Mason and Morgan Lionarons for their goals. Then the ladies took on Shen. like the boys, the ladies gave tremendous effort, but when the buzzer sounded the girl’s were down 3-1. Although, great goal to Elaine Montes. The Volleyball team also contributed to the AP wins this week. First, the girls took on Troy on Wednesday and pulled out the win. The girls won the first , second, and third match. Congratulations to Abbey Fisher, who played an amazing game.Then AP matched up against the always challenging Shenendehowa. Although the girls played hard, they couldn’t pull out a win. Great job to the entire team for showing such tremendous effort. The boy’s Cross Country team participated in the Ocean Sate XC Invitational this week. There, we had some amazing performances. These include: Andrew Tario (3rd), Chris Shaw (13th), Josh Foust (25th), Matt Miller(32nd), Jeremy Carter (58th), and Andrew Glanton (59th). Congratulations to the entire team, who took 5th place out of 9 teams overall. Next week is the week of Homecoming! So make sure to come out to some of the most exciting games yet! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at

Sports Photo of by Andy the Week Flanagan

This week’s athlete of the week loves to kill it on the tennis court. Olivia Day, a senior at Averill Park High School, is a scholar athlete with a 91 overall GPA and makes every tennis match a thrill to see. Olivia has always been an excellent student with a strong passion for her sport. She certainly earned the scholar athlete award which she received in her last tennis season. She began playing tennis her freshman year when she found inspiration to join the team from her cousin, a tennis coach. Once she gave it a try, she fell in love with the sport instantaneously. “My favorite part about playing is that feeling you get when you hit a solid stroke and hear that perfect sound of the tennis ball against the racket,” says Day. However, tennis isn’t the only thing she has a passion for. Olivia is an impeccable student with a love for the sciences. This year she is taking physics, calculus, Spanish 5, and her favorite class, Bio Gene, which is a course run by Hudson Valley that isolates and focuses primarily on the study of genetics. Olivia would like to attend Hudson Valley Community College for a year or two and then proceed on to a four year college to study marine biology. Olivia finds being a scholar athlete the ability to balance two things very important to her, her sport and school. Day is a hard worker who makes a huge effort to stay on top of her game all year round. She likes to attend tennis camps run by Nike in the summer, as well as practice with her dad on the weekends. Olivia claims that at the beginning of a match she gets nervous to play a girl from a different school and to trust that she’ll play fair. However, she says that most of her opponents have played with good character. “As we start the match, my brain goes into tennis and I start playing my hardest,” says Olivia. She finds inspiration from her parents mostly. Olivia says they’ve always been supportive of her in everything she does. They have always encouraged her to keep an open mind and to stick with the things she finds interest in. “I’m naturally driven to try harder because of them,” says Day. She would like to thank her family, as well as a family friend, Jackie, for all of their support and guidance throughout her life. And what does a girl like Olivia do when she isn’t acing her biology test or dominating the tennis courts? She enjoys kicking back and relaxing with her good friends. Best of luck to you Olivia in the remainder of your season and we hope to hear fantastic things about you in the future.

FIRST ANNUAL SPORTSMAN’S SHOW On Saturday, October 20th, the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting their First Annual Averill Park Sportsman’s Show at the Averill Park Fire House (35 Eastern Union Turnpike). The show is from 9AM to 5PM. Vendors will be selling hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor gear. Lunch, snacks, and drinks are available. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. We have a few tables left if you are interested in being a vendor. Call 674-5621 or 330-9662 for more details. We hope to see you there! All proceeds to benefit the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire Department Auxiliary.

HALLOWEEN BOWLING FUNDRAISER “AP Varsity Soccer Girls Elaine Montes, Kelly Donnelly, Jordan Tymeson and Christine Roy, and a Shenendehowa player, await a corner kick on a wet Thursday at APHS”.

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Halloween Bowling Fundraiser for Isaiah & Zack’s Diabetic Alert Dogs at Spare Time in East Greenbush on Saturday, October 27th, from 6 to 8PM. Costume Contest, 50/50, and a Bake Sale for all ages. Cost: $15 Reservation OR $18 at the door. RSVP: Lynda Martin at 518-817-3185, Michelle Ninstant at 518210-8126 or email

The Rensselaer County Legislature recently commended the 10 and Under Classie Lassies Inferno Team for winning the New York State championship. Legislator Lou Desso reads from a resolution commending the team for their outstanding effort. The Rensselaer County Legislature recently commended the 10 and Under Classie Lassies Inferno Team for winning the New York State championship. Members of the team were welcomed to the September 11 legislative meeting to receive copies of a resolution adopted in the team’s honor. In July, the team captured the state title, winning seven games including a final game against the Southern Tier Smoke. “The Classie Lassies Inferno did outstanding against some very tough competition. This is a team that has only played together for a short time and gotten some big results, notably a state championship,” said Legislator Lou Desso. The ten and under Classie Lassie Inferno Softball Team members include coaches Brian Haskin, Dan Martuscello, Chuck Nagel, Jay Vandervoort, and Toney Lee; and players Marissa Nagel, Madison Rifenberick, Dani Martuscello, Jailene Santiago, Byanna Agan, Jadyn Lee, Kelsey Wood, Morgan Vandervoort, Jessica Haskin, Kara Dodge, Stephanie St. Pierre, and Sydney Haskin. “We congratulate the players, coaches, fans and family of the Inferno. They showed what dedication, hard work and team work can accomplish,” said Legislator Leon Fiacco.

SALUTE AND SCOOT RUN The Fitness Coach presents the 10th Annual Salute and Scoot Run on Saturday, October 20th, at 3PM. Using our strength and energy to help construct a playground for the orphans at Shapagat Orphanage and also to benefit Children at Heart Adoption Agency. Where: Algonquin Middle School, RT 66/RT 351 in Averill Park; Course Description: 2.8 mi. w/scenic rolling hills; Walkers Welcome: Distance ~ 1.5 mi; Registration Fee: $25; Late Registration: $30 (after 10/18); Race Day Registration: 2PM 2:45PM; Checks payable to: Fitness Coach; Mail to: Fitness Coach, 20 Van Buren Avenue, East Greenbush, NY 12061; Phone: 518-674-8629. Pump and Run Competition - Bench press weight is based on age and body weight. Fifteen seconds will be deducted from your run time for each repetition completed. Maximum number of reps is thirty. Bench press must be completed at the Fitness Coach prior to the race date. Please call 674-8629 for time and directions. —————————————————————————————— Name _____________________________ Age ____________ Sex(M/F) _____________ Address ______________________ City ________________ State __________ Zip Code _______ Phone Number _____________ Shirt size ( )S ( )M ( )L ( )XL Shirts to ONLY those who pre-registered before 10/18. ( ) PUMP and RUN Category. Please enclose an extra $5 fee. Release: In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators, and assignees, I hereby release myself and discharge: the Fitness Coach from any and all claims for damages and causes of action arising from or out of my participation in the Fitness Coach’s Salute and Scoot Run. The undersigned hereby agrees to assume this risk of injury in its entirety regardless of cause.

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HVCC SPONSORS 5K RACE TO BRING AWARENESS TO MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Hudson Valley Community College will hold its fourth annual Race Away Stigma 5K Race and Fun Walk on Saturday, October 13, at 10 a.m. to promote awareness of mental health concerns and the associated stigma facing college students. Often the stigma of mental health difficulties prevents students from seeking help. Equinox, a nonprofit community organization that provides services to those dealing with mental illness, chemical dependency, domestic violence and homelessness, joins Hudson Valley Community College’s Center for Counseling and Transfer in sponsoring the race. Equinox works to establish a network of mental health volunteers on campuses to support students who seek help. Other sponsors include RoadID, ARE Event Productions, Next Generation and the college’s Student Senate, which have donated the prizes for raffle following the race. With more than one in five Americans affected by mental health issues, it is not uncommon for depression, anxiety and other more serious conditions to arise during the college years. There is a race entry fee of $20, payable in advance, or $25 payable at the race. All participants receive post-race snacks and tickets for the raffle. T-shirts also will be distributed while supplies last. Register by calling Hudson Valley’s Center for Counseling and Transfer at (518) 629-7176 or at Checkin/registration on the day of the race begins at 8:30 a.m.

TRI-CITY BOMBERS BASEBALL 13U TEAM BOTTLE & CAN DRIVE Do you hate to bring your bottles and cans to be recycled? Let us do it for you! The Tri-City Bombers 13U Baseball Team is holding a bottle & can drive on Saturday, October 13th, from 10am-2pm at the corner of 2nd Ave. and 122nd Street in Lansingburgh. Donate your bottles and cans and help youth baseball.

Zack Johnson 2012 JDRF Youth Ambassador and Isaiah Thomas 2013 JDRF Youth Ambassador D.A.D.S 4 the Ambassador’s Golf Tournament - CALLING ALL GOLFERS - Please join us on Monday, October 15, 11:00, at the Colonie Golf & Country Club. Your day will include: 18 Holes of Golf with Cart, Grilled Luncheon during play, Beverages (including beer) and snacks while you play, Buffet dinner and Awards to follow play. Cost: $125 per player when paid in advance; $135 per player when paid same day. Can’t golf? We are also looking for sponsors. Don’t golf? That’s OK, come on out and join us for raffles, 50/50 and a buffet dinner catered by Mallozzi’s at 4:30PM for a $40 ticket. For more information, please email

3rd ANNUAL “ARC IN THE PARK” The 3rd annual “Arc in the Park” 5k event is planned for Sunday, October 14th, at the RPI Technology Park on Rt. 4 in North Greenbush-commencing at 10:00 AM. This event is hosted by the Arc of Rensselaer County, and is emerging as one of the preferred 5k events in our county. Presently the Arc is recommending that interested runners contact the agency at 274-3110 to take advantage of the discounted entry fee of $20.00 ($25.00 the day of the event). In addition to the 5k event, there will be a half-mile “fun run”, and awards presented in both youth and adult categories. Sponsors for this event so far include: Hannaford, First Niagara, Jaeger and Flynn, CDPHP, Rose and Kiernan, Ross Enterprises, W.B. Mason, ABACUS, and Enterprise Fleet services. The Arc will welcome additional sponsors for the event over the next month. Mark your calendars runners-and plan to be a participant in this autumn’s peak event “The Arc in the Park” 5k event on October 14!

JOGGING JUNIORS 4H CLUB Hello, we are the Jogging Juniors 4H Club. We have done many fun things this year. One of the most fun things was the Rensselaer County Schaghticoke Fair. We loved it. We also took part in the Grafton Trail Riders Gymkhanas. We liked that too. All of us are looking forward to the 4H banquet and seeing friends that we met this year. We are also looking forward to the Equine Affair in November! We can’t wait until next year. We know we will have fun! ~ Submitted by Maddia Reiter



At the end of the month, zombies will roam the EGPW fields. Zombie Chase! 1 mile run “away” event: October 27th. Event starts at 12PM and race time is at 1PM. How it works: Runner: before the race you will be given 3 flags to wear. The flags are your lives. It is your goal to finish with at least 1 life flag. If you lose all your flags, you finish like the zombies...dead. Zombies: You will start 30 seconds later. It is your goal to take the lives of the runners. You cannot stop & wait for a runner to go by, you must run the whole time chasing the runner for their lives! Entry costs: $5 for those who pre-register and $8 for registration on the day of the event. Small prizes will be given to those who are still alive at the end of the race! Halloween Costume Parade & Trick or Treating Trail - $3.

Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases have been diagnosed in 50 states. Possible symptoms: fatigue, night sweats, swollen glands, stiff neck, headaches, arthritis, back pain, dizziness, vertigo, jaw pain and tinnitus. Join us on October 20th to BITE BACK TO FIND A CURE FOR THESE DISEASES. The TICK BORNE DISEASE ALLIANCE will be holding a Walk/Run at the Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Road in Loundonville. Registration Fee is $25 per individual and $45 per family. Registration is at 9:30AM - 5K run at 11AM and 1.5 walk to follow. Donations are accepted if you cannot walk or run. Send your check made payable to “Tick-Borne Disease Alliance” and mail to Heidi Buono, 492 Palmer Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. You can also go onl ine and read more at

BRUNSWICK HARLEY OWNERS 14th ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS BENEFIT RIDE On Sunday, November 4, 2012, the Brunswick Harley Owners Group (HOG) will hold its 14th Annual Toys for Tots Benefit Ride to raise funds and gather toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program. Registration begins at 10AM at Brunswick Harley Davidson, 1130 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY. A guided parade of bikes, with police escort will take place at Noon. The parade will travel down Routes 7 and 142, through Lansingburgh, Waterford, Crescent, Halfmoon, Niskayuna, Schenectady and end up at the Marine Recruiting Station at the Schenectady County Airport. Last year, excellent weather and an overwhelming biker response, resulted in over 500 bikes participating in the event. Last year’s parade was over 3 miles long. In addition to donating a bundle of toys, the event raised over $5,500 for this program. The price of admission to this event is one unwrapped new toy or $10 per person. Toys for older children are particularly needed. Complimentary coffee and donuts and a post ride gathering provided by LT’s Grill, Nott St., Niskayuna. Please direct all questions to Tom Hall at 279-1145 or 2791040.

ATHLETES CAMPUS WATCH JOHN KADDO PACES RIT MEN’S SOCCER John Kaddo (Troy, NY/Averill Park) had a strong weekend for the RIT men’s soccer team as he scored his second goal of the season and put three shots on net in two games. RIT hosted Skidmore and Rensselaer at Tiger Stadium, but came away with two one-goal losses. On Friday, Skidmore converted on a penalty kick in the 70th minute to steal a 3-2 victory despite the Tigers holding a 20-6 advantage in shots. Another late penalty kick conversion, this time by the Engineers in the 75th minute, gave Rensselaer a 1-0 victory on Saturday afternoon. Kaddo scored in the 26th minute off a rebound to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead over Skidmore. The junior leads RIT with three assists, and seven points on the year.

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NORTH CHATHAM UM CHURCH AUCTION AND SALE The North Chatham United Methodist Church will be holding their 64th annual “Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale” on Saturday, October 13th. The day begins at 8:00 AM with a brief worship service. Most departments open at 8:30, with the “White Elephant” department opening at 10:00 and the auctioneer getting started at 10:30. For our long-time friends, please note the time change for the auctioneer. Featured items under the auction tent include a small sailboat with sail, a Craftsman table saw with ½ Hp motor, and a boat, motor & trailer. We will also have a great selection of furniture to auction off, with l inens, holiday items, clothing & shoes, electrical items, sporting goods & toys, housewares, antiques, etc. available in the other departments. Lots of good food will be available all day, including chicken noodle soup. Free off-street parking is available behind the church. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. For more information on this event, worship services or other church activities, please call 766-3535 or visit our website (northchathammethodist

NEW LIFE CLOTHES New Life Clothes, located at 292 Hays Road, East Greenbush will be open Sunday, October 28 th , at 12noon to provide a free lunch, short message and time for all to shop our Men’s, Women’s and Children’s winter clothing inventory. Please call 479-3439 to let us know if you will be joining us. Donations of quality clothing may be left at the church doors Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.


Reserve Your Posting on this Bulletin Board Today~ Call for Details and Rates 674-2841. A MESSAGE TO EAST GREENBUSH RESIDENTS The East Greenbush Department of Assessment would like to announce that we will be conducting a town wide update of all residential, commercial, and vacant properties for 2013 as part of the State approved cyclical re-assessment. As part of the process, we are reviewing our files and data mailers will be sent to all property owners within the next few months. We urge all owners to visit our Assessment Information System at and review your parcel inventory. If there is a discrepancy, or you have any questions about your information, please contact us at 477-9710. If requested, we will conduct on-site inspections by appointment only. Also, now that the school tax bills have been mailed, we recommend that you review your bill for your exemptions. Only the Basic and Enhanced STAR and the AGED Exemption are applicable to school taxes. Please keep in mind that the medical deductions for the AGED and Disability exemptions do not apply to the school taxes. If you do not receive any exemptions, feel free to contact us to determine your eligibility.

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• 10/18/2012, 9:30 AM 3:30 PM, Hudson Valley Community College Siek Campus Center - Exhibition Room, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy; • 10/22/2012, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Troy Masonic Temple - Dining Room, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy; • 10/ 23/2012, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Capital District Educational Opportunity Center - Sidman Hall, 145 Congress Street, Troy; • 10/ 24/2012, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM, Hoosic Valley High School - Gym, Route 40 & 67, Schaghticoke; • 10/25/ 2012, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Columbia High School Auditorium, 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush

AVERILL PARK HIGH SCHOOL REUNION FAST APPROACHING! APHS classes of ’70, ’71, ’72 & ’73s Reunion of the Decade is October 19th-21st, 2012. Main event-Sat. at The Old Daley Inn at Crooked Lake, 2339 State Route 43, Averill Park, New York 12018-6:00—10:00 or 11:00P.M. (to be determined) Other classes are welcomed. Please help get the news out. Enjoy DJ music, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres & buffet dinner at beautiful Crooked Lake. Payment is due on or before Oct. 12th, 2012. Cost - $75.00 pr. person. Go to to sign up and for payment details. Also: or or send check made out to: Richard Flanagan, 6 Johns Lane, Castleton, N.Y. 12033. Crooked Lake does not accept checks directly. Accomodations: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 8 Empire Drive, Rensselaer, N.Y. 518-286-1011,, shuttle service available Comfort Inn & Suites, 99 Miller Rd., Castleton, N.Y., 518-4793217,, shuttle service available Residence Inn Marriott, 3 Tech Valley Dr., East Greenbush, N.Y. 518-720-3600, shuttle service available Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick St., Troy, N.Y. 518-272-1700, The Gregory House Country Inn, (LaPerla Italian Restaurant) 3016 NY Highway 43, Averill Park, NY, 518-674-3774

OKTOBERFEST DINNER SUNDAY Join us for good food and good friends on Sunday, October 21 from 12 noon to 5 pm at the Towne Tavern. The menu will include roast pork loin, knockwurst, bratwurst, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, fried green cabbage, apple crisp. All food will be homemade. The buffet dinner will celebrate the German heritage of Zion’s United Church of Christ of Taborton. The church which was founded in 1852 by residents on Taborton Mountain, most of whom had emigrated from Friedewald, Germany. It will also celebrate the lives of two deceased members of the congregation who were active leaders and excellent cooks: Elsie Cann and her daughter Lorraine Cann Dickinson. We cherish the memory of their lives, their spirit of giving and hospitality, and miss them very much. Prices: $17.95 per adult, $8.95 per child, ages 6-14, ages 5 and under free. $5.00 per paid adult will be donated to Zion’s United Church of Christ. Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are recommended either with The Towne Tavern (674-3040) or Pastor Bob Loesch (6748204) The Towne Tavern is located at 2850 Route 43 in Averill Park/Sand Lake, south of the intersection of Routes 66 and 43. During the 10 am Sunday worship services on October 21 and 28, the congregation will sing several hymns and recite the Lord’s Prayer in German, observing Reformation Sunday, more recently known as Reconciliation Sunday. Today the active church members are descended from over sixteen different nationalities and live in twenty towns and cities.

4-H THRILLS AND SKILLS CLUB PLANS FOR NEW YEAR The Brunswick based 4-H Thrills and Skills Club has completed a successful 5th year and is busy making plans for the coming year’s activities and projects. Each year, the leaders pick a theme. Last year’s theme was Recycling. The group made projects out of recycled materials including tote bags from bird seed sacks. The club also toured the County Waste Recycling Facility to learn how recyclables are sorted and processed. This year the Thrills and Skills Club has divided itself into three age groups: Elementary, Juniors and Seniors. The theme for 2012 - 2013 is Patriotism. Each age group has decided to incorporate Patriotism into their projects and field trips. The group will be touring a military facility and creating and donating charitable gifts to Veterans and active duty military personnel. Further Community service projects include baking and serving cookie platters to shelters for the holidays and serving elderly church members dinner. The senior members are involved in county-wide groups, including Teen Ambassadors, Teen Council and Teen Exchange. Each group encourages the teens to learn and practice public speaking, chair meetings and participate in fundraising activities. These activities are carried out at the county, state and interstate level. For more information about the programs Rensselaer County 4-H has to offer, contact the office at 272-4210.


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2500 Pond View, Schodack (Off Miller Rd) 479-0800 • BEST-LUTHER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL CALENDAR DRIVE On Sunday, October 14, 2012, 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.

JOIN EAST SIDE QUILTERS FOR A BUS TRIP TO THE QUILTERS’ GATHERING Join East Side Quilters for a bus trip to The Quilters’ Gathering, on Sat., Nov. 3, 2012, in Manchester, NH. The show’s contest theme is “Just by Chance, unexpected Elements and Serendipitous Discoveries,” and has an invitational exhibit of, “Bountiful Eastcoast Quilt Traditions,” among others. Please visit: for all the show’s details. Manchester, NH, is a 3 ½ hr. ride from the Yankee Trail Bus Terminal. The bus will make one “pit”/ coffee stop on the way over and one quick dinner stop on the way back, departing the show at 5:30 pm. $50 cost includes bus ride, show admission and bus driver’s tip. Get on the bus at Yankee Trails, 569 Third Ave. Ext., Rensselaer (6:30 am depart), or at Schodack Plaza, by the Tractor Supply Store, Rts. 9 & 20, Schodack (6:45 am). Make checks payable to: East Side Quilters. Contact Pat Piniazek,; 518 577-0491


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HOMES FOR SALE Estate home just reduced! 3 BR, 1.5 ba. garage! Bryce 330-7299 Farm 24 acres W+S+G Route 7. Bryce 928-1231 FREE golf? Luxurious 3+ BR ranch overlooking course! Bryce 466-1303/ 928-1231 Open House. Oct. 14th, noon-2. Renss. 155 3rd Ave. 2 BR, 1 ba. New roof, siding, furnance and more. Asking $125k. 364-3721

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PAMELA McDERMOTT ENROLLED AT NATIONALLY-KNOWN COLLEGE AT RIT Pamela McDermott, of Troy, N.Y., has enrolled in Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the nation’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She is a 1984 graduate of Tamarac High School.

JMKF ORG. LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization is looking for Board Members. Joseph Michael Kolarcik Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that provides financial assistance to families of stillborn and unexpected infant loss. Please come join us and help make a difference. Contact Cynthia @ 518-8789000 or check us out on the web JMKF breaking the silence and remembering our Angels.

LOCAL WORKING GROUP MEETING The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rensselaer County Soil & Water Conservation District, gives notice that it will hold a Local Working Group meeting, open to the Public, for Rensselaer County on October 12, 2012. The meeting will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Conference Room, on the 2nd floor of the Ag & Life Sciences Building, USDA Service Center, from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon. The purpose of the meeting is to provide input to NRCS on Local and State natural resources priorities and criteria for Farm Bill Programs. If you have any questions on the Rensselaer County meeting, you may contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Soil & Water Conservation District at (518)271-1740 for further information. USDA-NRCS and Conservation District. are Equal Opportunity Employers and Providers.

RENSS. CO. REG. CHAMBER OF COMM. HIRES COMM. & MKT. COORDINATOR The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the recent hire of Chyresse Wells as Communications and Marketing Coordinator. The Communications and Marketing Coordinator is a newly established position within the Chamber. Chyresse will be coordinating multiple Chamber marketing and communications initiatives, implementing daily social media, website and electronic communications strategies and updates, and assisting with Chamber advertising and member communications. Chyresse will also play an integral role in the continued development of the Chamber’s print collateral including the annual Member Directory and Quality of Life publication. “Chyresse has strong skills set in marketing and communications and a creative energy that complements our team and our membership well,” says Chamber President, Linda Hillman. Chyresse graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.A. in Public Relations and concentration in Organizational Leadership. She was a member of the Plattsburgh State Women’s Volleyball Team and was an active student in the campus community.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ELY LAW, PLLC a domestic Professional Services Limited organized Company Liability under the laws of New York whose Articles of Organization were filed on October 2, 2012 with the New York Secretary of State. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process served on him or her to 4 Adams Court, Averill Park, New York 12180. Location: Office York New Rensselaer County. Purpose: All lawful activities.

PUBLIC NOTICE Nassau Fire District #1 Board of Fire Commissioners Notice of Public Hearing on 2013 Budget - There will be a Public Hearing regarding the 2013 Budget of the Nassau Fire District #1 on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7PM at the Nassau Firehouse, 26 Chatham Street, Nassau, NY. Copies of the budget are available at the Town Halls of Nassau and Schodack.

TO RESIDENTS OF THE AVERILL PARK – SAND LAKE FIRE DISTRICT # 2, TOWN OF SAND LAKE, COUNTY OF RENSSELAER, NEW YORK In accordance with Town Law section 181(3)(a), the Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire District # 2, located in the Town of Sand Lake, will conduct a budget hearing on the proposed 2013 Fire District Budget on October 16, 2012 starting at 7 p.m. The hearing will be conducted at the District Office located at the fire station, 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018. Copies of the Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire proposed adopted District’s budget for 2013 may be obtained by contacting the Fire District Secretary at (518) 674-2565, or by contacting the Sand Lake Town Clerk. Individuals may offer oral or written comments in favor or against the proposed budget as compiled, or for or against any items therein contained. Also, in compliance with Public Officers Law section 104 which governs open meeting notification, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Averill Park – Sand Lake Fire District # 2 will take place at the District Office located at the fire station, 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018 on October 16, 2012 immediately after the Budget Hearing, at approximately 7:30 pm, for the purpose of adopting the Fire District Budget for 2013. Robert E. Blaauw, Fire District Secretary, Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District

RENSS. CO. DEPT. of AGING MISSION STATEMENT Rensselaer County’s Everett Center, Senior Wagar Deputy Grafton Commissioner of Aging, Carol Rosbozom will present County’s, Rensselaer Department of the Aging mission statement at a Public Hearing on October 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., open to all seniors in Rensselaer County. The floor will be open for questions and discussion presentation. after be will Refreshments For more available. information, please call the center at 279-3413.

NOVENA An Election Prayer to Mary O most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection. Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to that responsibilities the accompany human freedom. Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God's law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life. Trusting in your most powerful intercession, we pray, Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left this by Inspired unaided. confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To thee do we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us. Amen (A.Z.)




Notice of Formation of Ivy Seeds Solution LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/30/2012. Principal Office: 14 Peterson Court, Troy, NY, Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as process agent. Process Service address: 14 Peterson Court, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Hero Fight League LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/30/12. 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, 1402 Maple Hill Road, Castleton, NY 12033. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of LLC Pursuant to Section 206 of the New York Limited Liability Law The name of the Limited Liability Company is South Main Classics, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on August 23, 2012. The office of the Limited Liability Company will be located in 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 to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Limited Liability Company served upon him or her is: South Main Classics, LLC, c/o Christopher Rocchio, 881 Western Road, Castleton, N.Y. 12033. The Limited Liability Company is formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Articles of Organization of Diving Needs, LLC filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on September 24, 2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 136 Roe Road, Melrose, NY 12121. Purpose: Any lawful activities. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SOLAR MOBILE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/28/12. 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 Alan Bazzari, Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: BARBARA HIGBEE REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of NY on September 11, 2009. Office location, County of Rensselaer. The street address is: none. Secretary of State ("SSNY") has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of such process served to: 11 state Street, Troy, New York 12180. Purpose: any lawful act. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: Fire Medic Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/25/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 676 Plank Road, Troy, New York 12182. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed under section 201 of the Limited Liability Company Law. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: BANERJEE PROPERTIES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 09/13/2012. 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 to: The LLC, 126 Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: MM&I, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/20/12. 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, 132 Uphams corner rd., East Nassau, New York 12061. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: GRAY SLATE CAPITAL, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of NY on September 17, 2012. Office location, County of Rensselaer. The street address is: none. Secretary of State ("SSNY") has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of such process served to: 177 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful act. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SPAULDING HOUSE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/31/12. 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, 10 Bruen Court, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: OLD MILLER ROAD, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/13/12. 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. Notice of Formation of Mike Darling Construction, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/3/04. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 220 Oakwood Ave., Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of South Troy Properties LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 07/05/2012. Office location: Albany County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 359, Watervliet, NY 12189. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Universal Meaning & Purpose, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 06/15/12. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it maybe served. SSNY shall mail process to: 67 Higgins Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation: Blair and Sons Construction LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State (SSNY) on 4/27/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 329 Lockrow Rd., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

30 Division, LLC Notice of Formation of 30 Division, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Sec of State of NY on 8/31/2012. Office location: Rensselaer County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 47 Acorn Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY CO. (LLC) The name of the LLC is CREEKSIDE 7 LLC. The Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the NY Secretary of State on September 4, 2012. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The office of the LLC is to be located in Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is 6030 East Coyote Wash Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85266.

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED Are You Looking for a Job that is Meaningful? Do you need a flexible schedule? Now that children are back in school are you looking to make extra money or maybe you have a full-time job and are interested in making supplemental income. We are looking for individuals that enjoy working with senior citizens and that are compassionate people. Join us in making a difference in the lives of the elderly. As a CAREGiver we provide nonmedical companionship and home helper services. Part-time and fulltime hours available, weekday, evenings and weekends. If you are a compassionate and reliable person, please call us. You must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Home Instead Senior Care 518-3466002 (Job Hotline) ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-6519 H2o Solutions AVON -earn extra $$. General info line: 1-800-796-2622 or email (ISR) Increase your income with AVON only $10. Call Marci (518)209-3998. Drivers: home nightly Albany, NY. Flatbed/ Curtainside runs! Great pay, benefits! CDL-A, 1 yr. exp. req. Estenson Logistics. Apply 1-866-336-9642 Home daycare workers. Starts per diem, and grow with us. 227-1497

Live in PCA or HHA positions avail. 2 - 5 days per week. Call Concepts of Health Care @ 8852020 Plowing/ sanding bids sought. Midway Community, 1528 Route 9, Clifton Park. Ten Oaks Community, 568 Columbia St. Latham, Daniels Corner Community, 370 Daniels Rd. Saratoga Springs. Contact Jerry 383-0211 for specs. Young woman looking for female aide/companion on weekends. Some personal care required. Permanent part time up to 11 hrs. per week. Valid drivers lic. req’d. No exp. req’d. References req’d. call & ask for Alissa 894-3120.

CCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will hold a Board of Director’s Meeting on Wednesday, October 17th, at 7PM in the Education Room of their offices, located at 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180. Phone 272-4210.

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The regular meeting of the Half Moon Button Club has been moved from October 10th to Sunday, October 14th, at 1PM at the Bethlehem Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Christmas ornaments will be made with buttons. Everyone is asked to bring scissors, buttons in holiday colors and glue guns and sticks, if you have them. Some supplies will be provided. All are welcome, and you can call Kirsti at 869-8125 for more information.

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Estate sale. Oct. 13-14, 7-2. 59 Mountain View Rd. Nassau/Schodack. Household goods, antiques, furniture. Everything must go! Inside, 3 families. All clean, quality items, good variety. Sat. 10/13, 9-4. 1027 Tamarac Rd. Troy. Lawn sale. Fri, 10/12, Sat. 10/13 9-3. 126 Woodward Rd. Schodack. Oak tables, chairs, rugs, collectibles. Sat. & Sun., 10/13 & 10/14, 212 Broadway, Renss., across from police station, TJ’s Parking lot & indoors, 9am-3:30pm

CHILD CARE Childcare my W. Sand Lk home. 20 yrs. exp, refs. FT/PT 859-1552 NYS Lic’d home childcare. F/T P/T. flex hrs. to meet your needs. Christian mom/nurse exit 7 or 8 off I 90. 6 wks. old & up. 227-1497


7374 Rte. 66, E. Nassau (1mi. from Hoags Corns.) Sat & Sun., 10/13 & 10/14, 9a-4p. Hshld., women’s & men’s coats/clothing, wallpaper, a little of everything. 4 families. Rain date 10/20 & 10/21.


Openings at A Sunshine Palace Daycare. Call 237-0556

WANTED Heating fuel / oil ,I pump your tank and pay cash per. gal. 376-5222

CCE ANNUAL MEETING Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will hold their Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 25th, 2012, from 6:45PM - 7PM at the Hilton Garden Inn, Hoosick Street, Troy, NY. Phone 272-4210.

PRISON FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Prison Families of New York (PFNY) holds weekly support group meetings for families and friends of incarcerated persons. The meetings are held most Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Women’s Building at 373 Central Ave, Albany. Call (518) 453-6659 for more information.

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SERVICES ALEXANDER CABINETRY New doors, drawer fronts, kitchen, bath cabinetry, islands, bars, bartops, built-ins, all types of woodwork, millwork, manufactured in Grafton, NY. 279WOOD (9663) APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill Park (518)674-5222 Autos Wanted: Cash paid. Junk cars/trucks/vans. Free towing. No title needed. Fast, same day serv. John (518) 370-6166 or 768-3009 BANKUPTCY Christian H. Dribusch 518-4361662 755 Columbia Tpke. E. Greenbush 12061 Free Consultations We are a Debt Relief Agency which helps people file for bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Travel to your location, Siena Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210 BOOKKEEPING Monthly/quarterly, your office or ours. All tax services. Experienced! 283-1818. Certified Chimney Sweep Cleaning, inspections, repairs for woodstoves, fireplaces, furnace chimneys. Don’t forget your dryer vent! Senior discounts. 372-1664 CHIMNEY Chimney cleaning, and pointing up. 766-2479. CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444 CHIMNEY GUTTER CLEANING. Video inspection. Free estimates. All masonry work available. 3393369 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 CLEANOUTS / JUNK REMOVAL Attics, basements, garages, demo, barn, sheds, pools, etc. Yard cleanups. 339-3369 COMPLETE PROPERTY MAINT. Seasonal cleanups, lawn mowing & dethatching, mulching & edging, design & installation, hedge & tree trimming, concrete work- stamped and flat. Above And Beyond Landscaping. (518) 618-5253 or COMPUTER EXPERT Affordable computer repairs. I’ll come to you. Over 20 yrs exp. Tom 469-7029 COMPUTER REPAIR Reboot Computers. We fix PC & Macs. Low rates. (518) 326-0140

DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $299(Incl. poor person app) Separation agreements avai. 2740380 DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908

DRYWALL Best Drywall, Insul., hanging, taping, painting, ref., ins. 7664203

Dumpster Rental 10 yd. dumpsters avail. Reas. rates. 779-5497 ELECTRICAL E. I. B. Electric, lic. & ins., 30 yrs exp, res./comm. 279-3853 Appliances going HAYWIRE? REWIRE ELECTRICAL S & J Electric. Automatic stand by generators. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. 376-0731 ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. 274-5100 FALL CLEANUPS Debris & Leaf removal. Res./Comm. Fully ins. Superior Landscaping 813-5787 FARM/HEAVY EQUIP. WANTED Top dollar paid. Cash. Free est. (518) 322-0654 FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811 FIREWOOD - FREE DELIVERY Seasoned, semi-seasoned, Cut, split. All sizes avail. 258-4394 FIREWOOD - SEASONED Clean dried seasoned hardwood. mostly oak & hard maple. Face cord, cord or log length avail. 5148898 or 766-6059 FIREWOOD - SEASONED Guaranteed dry. 16” length, $250/ cd, $110. face cord. Karl @ 2691391 or 269-2030 FIREWOOD All hardwood, cut, split, $180/cord Face cords avail. (518) 279-1401 FIREWOOD Nice seasoned firewood. Cut split & delivered., 518-733-9020 or 424-518-2755 GUTTERS Empire Seamless Gutters (518) 732-2761, 577-8311 GUTTERS/ SEAMLESS The Gutter Guy. Cleaning & repair also available. Fully ins.24 years exp. 339-3231 HANDYMAN , REMODELING and Carpentry services. Experienced. Careful attention to detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford 669-4530 HANDYMAN Carpentry, masonry, flooring, paint, repairs, pressure wash, tile work. Ins. Fee est. 764-2679

HANDYMAN Painting, plumbing, electrical and more. (518) 674-2908, 229-6811 HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161 HOUSE CLEANING Reas. rates, senior discount. Organizing expert. Marie 4412960 HANDYMAN REPAIR 30 years experience. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, etc. 5261604 HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346 HOME CONSTRUCTION All types of construction. Debris removal/ hauling. Fair rates. Quality work guaranteed. Refs. Call for details. 300-0322 or 6741256 HOME REPAIR AND MORE Painting, masonry, elec. plumbing 25 years. refs, Ken 857-7689 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 34 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 JUNK CARS WANTED Fast cash for Honda’s , Toyota’s, Nissan’s, $1K -10K 365-3368 JUNK CARS WANTED $$ Paying top dollar cash, also farm equipment, free removal. Call (518) 322-0654 LANDSCAPING Fall cleanups, leaf removal, and mowing. Fully ins. free est. Mike Miller 858-8580 LAWNMOWER REPAIR Most brands, used machines also, pickup & delivered. Mike Horowitz (518) 477-8378 Masonry Repair Specialist Foundations, chimneys, retaining walls, walkways & patios. We are fully lic’d & insured with excellent refs. Backed by 15 years of exp. Free estimates. Please call Aaron 518-221-9782 MULCH, STONE, TOPSOIL Spreading available Free delivery Property improvements. 339-3369 ODD JOBS Mowing, shopping, cleaning, Dr. appts. etc. Rebecca 428-7778 PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044 PAINTING AA Season’s Best Painting Svc. 18yrs exp.Member of BBB. Insurance & refs. 424-0078 PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331 Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Sales/ service. New and reconditioned, free UPS pickup. 877-265-8367 Toll free. REPLACEMENT WINDOWS Earthwise. Free est Good Housekeeping Seal. Cert. install. 20+ yrs. exp The Gutter Guy 3393231


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

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

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


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 MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491 SNOWPLOWING Res. or comm., ins. 20% disc. w/contract & painting. Roof repairs, power wash 858-2181

Lost cat, small orange Tiger cat w/ white. “Jack” 9/17 Holcomb Rd. Averill Park. Needs Insulin. 6743725 or 269-8995

STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 STORAGE Serving Cap. Dist. for 22 years. Indr & outdr winter storage, cars, boats, motorcycles etc 573-5387 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 & LANDSCAPE SERVICE AMERICAN TREE Blue Spruce & other Evergreens Nice Blue Spruce for sale. Scott @ 487-4944 or 202-6114 TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Stump removal, ins. 427-1590 TREE SERVICE/ Stump Remoal Removal & trimming. Exp., Free est.& insured 766-9346/ 275-3061 TREE, SHRUB, LAWN Stump removal, crane and bucket truck. Chipping, pruning. 3393369 WE BUY HOUSES We are not realtors. 283-1358 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 Wells-Plumbing-Electrical Pipes, wires, pumps my forte. 25+ exper. 24/7 response 674-8480

Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau wil l hold a Texas Hold’em on Saturday, October 13th. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 6PM. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 7663970.

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FOR SALE 2009 Sprinter Sleeps 10, with 2 slides. Must sell- moving. Great condition. $23,000. 427-8405 2012 44’ fifth wheel, fiberglass, 4 slides, 1.5ba. 2BR, washer/dryer, all options. $39,000 obo. (860)331-5208 Adirondack Guide Boat. Like new condition. New was $8500-Now buy for $3500 495-2070 Auto engine rebuilding equipment -Complete for $5000 495-2070 Hay. Excellent quality. 35-45lbs. bales, Brome-Timothy mix. 233-1479, evenings. Living Room furn. Sofa, 2 chairs, 2 glass end tables, glass coffee table. Ivory w/ blue & mauve pattern. Exc.cond $450/ all 5845473 Used garage doors, 9’x7’: 2 wood frame $100ea., 2 fiberglass at $50ea. All GC, tracks/hardware incl. 518-429-4652 Wood pallets, hard or soft wood. $3 each. Poestenkill. 712-5232 Woodstove, Quadra. Excellent condition. $600. 279-9570


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On Saturday, September 22nd, the Community and Recreations Department hosted the event Saturday in the Park in Hampton Manor. I would like to thank everyone who helped out and attended for their support of this event. On behalf of the Town, I would like to recognize the local youth bands that played at Hampton Manor Park, No. 2, Nine Votes Short and Time Machine. All three bands provided great entertainment! I’d like to address what the Town is currently doing to restore the beauty to one of our Town’s natural resources. There are currently two projects underway. The first project is an improvement to the storm water infrastructure through a Clean Water grant. A retention basin will help to treat the storm water coming off of the hill. The second project, which started October 1st, includes a contract with Aquatic Invasive Management to hand harvest the milfoil that has invaded the lake. This will be an initial milfoil removal, which will then become an annual maintenance program in order to keep the lake clean and useable for residents. The company will make their way through the entire lake and hand pick the milfoil from the root, much like you would do to weeds in a garden. The 2013 tentative budget stays within the 2 percent tax cap while absorbing significant increases in mandated pension and healthcare costs. The Town is also continuing the practice of reducing the interfund debt to eliminate negative fund balances in the General and Highway funds. My administration is committed to continuing the progress the Town has made in eliminating our deficit, balancing the budget, making government more efficient, and ensuring that our residents continue to receive the services provided by our dedicated staff. The date for the Public Hearing regarding the Budget will be posted following the Town Board meeting. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Town raised $575 at Saturday in the Park for Making Strides. To continue to show our support, on October 22nd, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Day, we, the members of the Town Board, would like to turn East Greenbush PINK. Please honor the survivors and those who lost their battle against Breast Cancer by wearing something pink. In addition, Board Members and Town employees will be wearing pink to the Board Meeting on October 17th. Until there’s a cure, there’s hope. Be Well.

TIMELY FASHION SHOW TO BENEFIT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS “Domestic Violence is all too frequent in our communities; that is why we are raising funds to allow us to address the issue making everyone more aware and safer,” so says Martha Lasher-Warner of East Greenbush. Martha’s daughter, Liza Ellen Warner, had her life taken by her spouse in October 2004. In an attempt to raise that awareness, The Family And Friends of Liza Ellen Warner, a not-for-profit foundation is holding its second annual fashion show at 1PM, October 21st, 2012 at Michael’s Banquet House in Latham. “On The Runway” will include timely fashion ideas from The Costumer, featuring both winter wear and holiday wear. Lunch will include a choice of Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Breast of Chicken, or Vegetarian Penne From Heaven. Tickets are $50.00 and may be purchased by mail for this event. Checks should be made payable to “The Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner,” no later than October 10th and mailed to 19 Rhode Island Avenue, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Please include the names and addresses of all attendees and each person’s meal choice. All proceeds are to benefit The Unity House Domestic Violence Program. For further information, call (518) 928-8346.

“EASY VOTING” The Edward C. Swartz Senior Center in Schodack invites you to a social gathering and presentation by Rensselaer County Board of Election, how easy voting can really be. Larry Bugbee has offered to show seniors how easy it is to make your vote. Please join us on Tuesday, October 23rd, after the noon meal at 12:45. For more information, please call 477-6581.

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- Approx. 1 year old, Chihuahua mix. Ladie is spayed, heartworm negative and current with all vaccines. Ladie is playful with other dogs but wants to chase cats. She is very sweet and adores being loved by her human companion. Ladie is housetrained but will bark in her crate the first 15 minutes, therefore an apartment setting is not in anyones best interest. Ladie weighs only 12 lbs and is full grown. If you would like to meet Ladie to possibly adopt her, Contact : d o d d t o t @ a o l . c o m or 518-393-0755

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MARINE CORPS LANCE CPL. SMITH GRADUATES Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas A. Smith, son of Jen O’Neill and Dan O’ Neill of Castleton, N. Y., recently graduated from the Aviation Logistics Tactical Information Systems Course with Marine Corps Detachment Newport, Newport, RI. and was also promoted to his current rank. During the 25-week course, Smith received technical training on network administration, design, and installation, maintaining and repairing data communication links, fiberoptic and tactical fiberoptic cabling. Smith’s other responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of aircraft mission planning systems, aircraft maintenance systems, network based printers and international maritime satellite systems. These Marines are now able to analyze and evaluate system output; design and manipulate database information to produce non-routine reports; work with application and software programs in order to access and manage data stored in the computer’s memory or data base files. Smith is a 2009 graduate of Maple Hill High School of Castleton, N.Y. and joined the Marine Corps in December 2011.

APHS Class of 1987 will hold their 25th Reunion on Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 6-11 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For more information, you can email Michelle Franklin-Burton at, call 518-470-7453 or visit our Facebook page Class of ’87 Reunion.

This is about all Americans know about Columbus. The date is really not important. What is important in teaching Columbus to our children is to show that Columbus’s voyage was the result being at the end of steady line of technological developments that surely would have led to the eventual discovery of the New World. If you want a date, try: 1453. Two things happened in 1453 that set in motion a series of events that led to Columbus’s voyages. First, Constantinople fell to the Turks in May 1453. They added another layer of taxes to the silks and spices that Europe craved. Secondly, the 100 years’ war ended in October of 1453. This brought peace and prosperity to Europe for the first time in a Century. People began to acquire wealth and they wanted to buy the silks and spices that were the conspicuous consumption of that time. A race began to find a direct route to the East Indies to secure silk and spices without the added on cost of taxes. Prince Henry, the Navigator of Portugal, founded school of navigation which eventually developed the Caravel, a ship with triangular lateen sails that could tack in out of the wind and the hull construction made the ship unaffected by the stormy waves of the Atlantic. The Mediterranean was populated by oared galleys with square sails that did not allow for ocean travel. Eventually, the Arabic invention of the mariner’s astrolabe, a crude inclinometer used to determine the latitude of a ship at sea by measuring the sun’s noon altitude became a common nautical aid. The compass, invented by the Chinese and introduced to Europe by the Arabs, became a standard steering tool in the 1400s. Finally, around 1450, a German goldsmith, Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type. Between 1450 and 1468, Gutenberg printed several Greek and Roman texts. Among them was Ptolemy’s compendium, “Geographia”. This early encyclopedia and atlas showed the earth as spherical, and Ptolemy calculated the earth’s circumference at 18,000 miles, instead of the correct 24,000 miles. Columbus used Ptolemy’s “Geographia” for the calculations for his trip in 1492. We know this from his notes in the margins. Put all these pieces together: A ship design with sails that could navigate ocean waters, instruments to calculate longitude and true North, and a reliance upon a false calculation of the earth’s circumference made it possible to believe that properly stocked ships could safely cover that distance; and if it wasn’t Columbus who headed west to China, it would have been someone else. By the way, my ancestor, Michele Balestrero was Columbus’s navigator.

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Fall has arrived, so come and celebrate! On Saturday, October 27th, from 11 am to 12:30 pm at Hoffay’s Harvest House kids ages 3-12 are invited to come and enjoy pumpkin decorating and ice cream sundaes. The cost for this event is $3 per child. Please call Town Youth Director Lindsy Marshall at 526-0938 or email if you have any questions.

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MURDER MYSTERY AT THE FIREHOUSE The banquet hall of the East Greenbush Fire Company will be the scene of the crime in an upcoming murder mystery of one “Smoking Joe”. See if you can help them solve the murder of Joe Pullito. Joe had been a member of the fire company for years. Everybody liked Joe, a fun guy to hang out with. He worked hard and partied harder. But Joe had a few secrets that may have gotten him killed. Can you figure out who would want to put out Joe’s lights for good? This interactive event, conducted by the “In A Pinch” players, will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, at the Fire Company’s Banquet Hall, 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush starting at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available for $25.00 per person or $160 for a table of 8. A complementary dinner of Chicken Parmesan, Pasta and Salad will be available to help participants delve in to the mysterious circumstances. Proceeds from the night’s event will benefit the Fire Company’s Barbara J. Lehmann Memorial Scholarship Program. For ticket reservations, please call 2292471 or

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SAND LAKE REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER The Sand Lake Republican Committee is sponsoring a Fall Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at the Averill Park Firehouse on Thursday, October 18th, from 5PM to 8PM. The dinner includes: spaghetti, salad, rolls, homemade pie and beverage. Children - dress in your favorite Halloween costume, prizes will be given! There will be lots of crafts for raffles. Joining us will be Katheleen A. Marchione, candidate for the NYS Senate, 43rd Senatorial District. Steven F. McLaughlin, NYS Assemblyman, 108th Assembly District is also expected to attend. The cost per person is $12. Children 6 - 12 years old are $6, and Children under 5 are free. Please call 674-5721 for reservations. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP! • Sunday, October 14th - 8:30 am Worship and Communion; 10:30 am Worship with choir and organ. Professional child care provided. Baptism this Sunday. Val Kavanaugh will speak about her work in Guatemala. 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:

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BABYSITTING COURSE American Red Cross Babysitting Course (ages 11 & older) at Algonquin Middle School Library on October 13th & November 10th, from 9am-4pm. Babysitting course - $50pp (includes certificate). To register, call Brenda Vermilya at 518-701-4290.

CoNSERNS-U FUNDRAISING BUS TRIP TO BROADWAY Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that time of year again when we say â&#x20AC;&#x153;leave the driving to usâ&#x20AC;? and bring you to an exciting play on Broadway! CoNSERNS-U, our program in the City of Rensselaer, is sponsoring its next bus trip to NYC for Bring It On: The Musical on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. Cost: $90 includes Ticket (Mezzanine Q-R), Transportation & Bus Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tip. Bus departs promptly from Yankee Trails World Travel, 569 Third Ave. Ext., Rensselaer, at 7:30 a.m. for a 2:00 p.m. performance of Bring It On: The Musical at the St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th St., New York. Return bus will pick up from Bryant Park at 5:30 p.m. Please make checks payable to: CoNSERNS-U, P.O. Box 765, Rensselaer, NY 12144. *Reservations accepted with payment only* Call 463-8571 for information. This is one of our programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major fundraisers and enables us to continue to provide Southern Rensselaer Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low income residents with food from our food pantry, new Back to School clothes and supplies, new socks, underwear and winter coats and our famous Christmas Store Program.

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Capitaland Chorus is a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chorus singing four-part a capella harmony. Directed by Jeff Stein, we are a non-profit group and we perform in many places around the Capital Region each year, including the Albany Tulip Festival, the Saratoga Arts Festival and at various venues for Veterans and Senior Citizens. On October 13, 2012, we will be presenting two shows in Proctors theatre in Schenectady, at 2:00 and 8:00. We will be singing music of Gershwin, with a few surprises and specialty pieces thrown in. In addition, we are thrilled to be featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;Storm Frontâ&#x20AC;?, the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BHS 2010 International Quartet Champions. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss them! Tickets available on Proctors website , or by calling their box office at 518-346-620.

WHEN WE GET MORE THAN IS EXPECTED Sunday, October 14, 2012, is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost. It is the day that the Churches at Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed will focus on the Gospel of Mark 10:17-31. That is where Jesus, as he sets out on a journey, is asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?â&#x20AC;? Jesus orders the speaker to sell all he has and become a disciple. In the sermon titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When We Get More Than We Expected,â&#x20AC;? the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will develop a theme that will help to more fully understand why, in being a Christian, we are able to come to Jesus with our deepest questions. And yet, to be a disciple of Jesus, we sometimes are faced with unexpected answers. Jesus gives the impression that he accepts our questions and responds to them, but not always in the way we expect. His response is better than a verbal answer. It is his presence. He gives us himself as we give him ourselves as disciples. The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church School-building, 43 Church St., Route 20 in the village of Nassau. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church Begins worship at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the intersection of Route 9J and Church Street, Stuyvesant.

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EGCSD TO HOLD 6-HOUR INS./POINT RED. & 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING CLASSES The East Greenbush Central School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Continuing Education Program announces its next available 6-Hour Pre-Licensing classes. The 6-Hour Driver Training Associates Insurance/Point Reduction course reduces car liability, collision, and no-fault insurance premiums by 10% for 3 years and may remove up to 4 points off your license, as determined by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The first class will be held on October 24th and 25th from 6:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00pm both evenings at Columbia High School, 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush in Room S314. You must bring a check for $40.00 made payable to EGCSD Continuing Education, your driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license or learnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permit, pen or pencil to these classes. The Five-Hour Pre-Licensing course is required before an appointment for a road test may be scheduled. This session will be held on October 16th and October 23rd from 6:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30pm both evenings at Columbia High School, 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush in Room S205. You must bring a check for $35.00 made payable to EGCSD Continuing Education and your Learnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Permit and pen or pencil to these classes. Registration for these classes must be made in advance by calling 207-2150. Follow the prompts to register by phone. Registration is required. No â&#x20AC;&#x153;walk-insâ&#x20AC;? will be accepted.

FALL BUS TRIP TO FINGER LAKES Enjoy a luxury coach ride and view the fall foliage as we embark to Penn Yan, NY on Saturday, October 27, 2012! This one day excursion will include shopping and activities at The Wind Mill Craft & Farm Market, where you will experience the local fare of over 200 crafters, farmers, artisans, Amish, and wineries. The trip will cost $60.00 per person and includes round trip bus and gratuity. The Bus leaves at 7AM at the Brunswick Wal-Mart. Proceeds from this trip will go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, For Reservations, contact Laurie Allen at 273-3578 or by October 19, 2012.


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L - R Standing: William Whipple, John Mulligan, Barbara Fioravanti, Bryce Ginther, Robert Pasquarelli, Janet Malecki, Margaret Weiss, John Brownrigg, Robert Loveridge. Seated: Patricia Lane, Stuart Nippes, Michael Gates, Harleen Hilton, David Booker Newly elected officers of the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake received the reins of responsibility at a recent meeting at Averill Park’s Lakeview Inn. The newly installed officers are: Michael Gates, president; Stuart Nippes, president-elect; David Booker, secretary; Robert S. Pasquarelli, treasurer; and Patricia Lane, immediate past president. Club directors are: Margaret Weiss, Bryce Ginther, John Mulligan, John Brownrigg, Kevin Sarsfield, William Whipple, Barbara K. Fioravanti, Robert R. Loveridge, and Janet Malecki. The installation ceremony was conducted by Van Rensselaer Division Lieutenant Governor Harleen Hilton of the CastletonSchodack club. Congratulations was also extended to Kiwanian-of-the-Year John C Brownrigg. For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, its projects, members, etc. please visit our website at http://, or email us at sandlakekiwanis@, or P.O. Box 535, West Sand Lake, NY 12196.

FALL Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County will be holding its 3rd Annual Fall Craft Fair on October 20th, 2012, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY, 9AM to 3PM. All are welcome to join in. For information, please call the Club at 518465-3403.

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On Monday, September 17, the Sand Lake Ambulance members, in conjunction with Averill Park School District health teachers, led a CPR training course prepared for nearly 100 school district staff including janitors, teaching assistants, hall monitors, librarians and many others. We covered recognition of an emergency, activating 911, locating the AED (Automated External Defibrillators), performing hands-only CPR and relief of choking if needed. In the past three years, we have trained over 1,200 high school students at no cost to the school district; and now we are excited to continue promoting these life-saving skills. This vital training has empowered people to be the vital link in saving a loved ones life, as minutes really do make the difference between life and death. Our organization is committed to the ongoing support of our amazing community by creating an environment of safety and well-being. If you would like to join our team, we are always looking for committed community members who want to make a difference. Our members do not consist only of health care professionals, but of people from very diverse backgrounds who are committed behind a common goal of saving lives. Several of our members contribute by being emergency vehicle operators, vital administrative support positions, such as office support, accounting, legal, internal auditing, fundraising, building maintenance, and cleaning. Are you interested in learning more about how you can join our winning team? Call 674-2221 x 1, look for us on facebook or online at

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