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CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP! NOTICE TO SAND LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS In support of our ongoing efforts to maintain the Sand Lake Level of Assessment at 100%, we are in the process of updating the town-wide property inventories. If you have filed a Building Permit or transferred your property ownership since 2010, you have more than likely had your property looked at by the Assessor’s staff. This work is necessary to confirm that what we are assessing matches what you actually have. Additionally, we are required to inspect all property once every 6 years. This insures that we have current photos and information. When inspecting properties, our normal procedure is to compare our photos and data from the driveway. If we cannot see the rear of the property, we will ring the doorbell and introduce ourselves before requesting access to the rear yard. My staff and I have photo identification. We do not need to enter your home and only do so at the specific request of the owner. If we are requested to leave or denied the chance to complete our exterior inspection, we will note the file as such and move on. Since we are aiming to complete all of our work as frugally as possible, we will not be sending out Data Mailers. On the town website, under the Assessor’s section there is a link to the Assessment Information System (AIS). By March 1, 2013, the data on our file should be on the website. Presently, the data for 2012 is on the site. We encourage everyone to review the site and notify us of any corrections. I am sure that everyone understands the need to be as efficient and cost conscious as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please telephone us. My phone number is 674-2026 Ext. 24; my Assistant, Carla, is at Ext. 35 and Data Collector, Barbara, Ext. 25 We are also preparing to mail the Enhanced STAR Renewal forms. They should be out by the end of October. Judith Goodyer, IAO - Appointed Assessor

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Alpacas of Maggie’s Brook Farm, an Alpaca breeding farm located in Averill Park, N.Y., owned by Brenda & Michael Truss, Jr. Celebrating 12 Years of successfully farming Huacaya Alpaca Top Bloodlines. Alpacas produce one of the world’s finest & most luxurious natural fibers. Alpacas can provide a satisfying addition to one’s investment portfolio with the added benefit of encouraging a healthy lifestyle and family cohesiveness. Over the past years we have added valued customers during and after each of our sales which always developed into great friendships that goes beyond our business transactions. It is always a pleasure to win Ribbons in the show ring with our own animals, but we also delight in seeing our new customers in the “Winners Circle” these past years as well. As Summer Ends and we Welcome Fall, we need to mention our Spring and Summer Highlights. There are so many options in the alpaca market place today, and difficult choices to make in alpaca buying decisions. We want to thank each and every customer for choosing “ALPACAS OF MAGGIE’S BROOK FARM” TO PURCHASE, LEARN, TAKE ADVICE AND TIPS ON VARIOUS ALPACA SUBJECTS, (HEALTH, BREEDING, SECURITY, FEED, VETERINARY, and ETC.) TO POINT THEM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION SO THEY CAN SHARE IN OUR SUCCESS of FARMING HUACAYA ALPACAS. Another Huge highlight for our farm was adding a farm hand house. We were hesitant to take on such a big task however, when I made a phone call to a contractor listed in The Advertiser,

• Sunday, October 28th: 8:30 am Worship and Communion; 10:30 am Worship with choir and organ. Professional child care provided. Please continue to save pop top pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House! 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:

“POESTENKILL MOUNTAIN FARM” STEVE HENRY 605-8392, he assured us he could handle the whole project for us. We were delighted. This included the concrete work, driveway, excavating, drainage, electrician, plumbing, decks, basement waterproofing & renovating and leading to many other repairs to our home. Always honest, and showed up with a very professional crew, and leaving his worksite clean & safe, so we could continue our daily operation. He even helped deliver a cria (baby alpaca) while we were away. We are very highly satisfied customers. Raising alpacas is an ideal country lifestyle. It’s a rich, rewarding experience the entire family would enjoy. Our mission is to breed Happy, Healthy, and Reproductively sound alpacas. We will be true to our customers and offer ongoing support, Great Prices & Packages to fit your lifestyle.


Chandler Young VFW on RT 20 and Lyons Lake Road in Nassau wil l hold a Texas Hold’em on Saturday, October 27th. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 6PM. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Charlotte 766-3970.

“SHORT PLAYS for the HOLIDAYS-sort of” Village Stage and Soul Rebel are joining together to present: “Short Plays for the Holidays-sort of”. The series of short plays will be presented on Nov 16 – 7:30 pm, Nov 17 – 7:30 pm and Nov 18 2:00 pm. Tickets can be reserved by calling 518-729-6128. The plays will be performed at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy, NY. Prices are Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12. Start your holidays off with fun!

FACTORY DIRECT COOPER TIRE DEALER THOMA TIRE, INC., located on Bunker Hill in Nassau is a family operated business started by Michael V. Thoma, Sr. in 1945. Originally a storefront shop, Thoma Tire moved to Nassau in 1948, then to the current location at 3725 Michael III & Michael Jr. Thoma US 20 in 1953. Michael Sr., who lived next to his business when alive, began with ‘spare tires’ and tire repair when rubber was extremely scarce and valuable after WWII. Personalized service, with one-on-one interaction between consumers, and Michael Sr. continued through the 1960’s. With time, goodwill and very loyal customers, the business and building grew from two bays to four bays. Michael Jr. took over the family business after getting his degree and serving overseas in the Army in Vietnam in March of 1971. Mike Sr. kept active greeting and creating memorable quips on the Thoma Tire outdoor sign. For example, in the 1970’s, these were a few of his well-known and loved quips: “Who needs gas when the country is going downhill” “Even a dumb dog wouldn’t raise a leg in this weather” (WINTER) “Would the boy you were be proud of the father you are” (FATHER’S DAY) The sign itself has become a town landmark, still used today for community announcements and topical comments. As the business grew during the 1980’s, new technologies and practices were incorporated, and a large sales area with waiting

ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART FAIR AT SLCA Save the date for the annual Holiday Art Fair at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Nov. 3 & 4. This year is exciting with many new artists participating and many returning favorites. A great way to shop local for those special people in your life. Enter the raffle to win a unique item from the participating artists. For more information, visit or call 518-674-2007. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, one half mile east of the blinking light in Averill Park, NY.

room was added. Michael III joined the company in 1989 after completing his degree at SUNY Albany and helped move the company into the computer age by utilizing high-end tire change machines and balancers. Special tire software enables Mike and Mike to track customer purchases and service histories. Thoma Tire has prospered as an independent ‘tire only’ business for 66 years and three generations because of GOODWILL, HONESTY, HARD WORK, and always, a ‘MIKE THOMA.’ Thoma Tire, well known for being a factory direct Cooper Tire dealer, is also a G3X Goodyear Dealer. This enables Mike to offer direct pricing for Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly tires.

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Visit Our Web Site for our newly extended hours! TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday, October 27th, in the Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown, NY. The doors will open at 5:30PM and close at 6PM. Play begins at 6:15 sharp. A Free Buffet will be served at the first break and refreshments will be available. No advance registration is required, 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 10 players with a minimum of four places and a maximum of 9 places. The next Texas Hold’em Tournament will be held on Sat., November 3rd, 2012. For further information, call John Linton - 518-733-0469.

FAITH FORMATION CLASSES at SACRED HEART CHURCH Sacred Heart Church located at 3 Catholic Way in Castletonon-Hudson is welcoming and accepting new registrations for Faith Formation Classes (K - 11th grade) for the 2012 - 2013 school year. We offer a variety of classes, days and time. Please contact Lisa McGarvey-Davis at or Katherine Monty at Please join us for our 125th Anniversary Bon Fire on Friday, October 26th, at 6:30 pm. We are a young, vibrant parish that welcomes all!

DEBRA YOUNG SEEKS TO ENSURE FAIRNESS & JUSTICE as CO. COURT JUDGE The decisions made in Rensselaer County Court affect those who live and work in the county, and Debra Young has the experience and skill needed to be a fair and effective judge. A successful trial lawyer, Young has tried cases throughout the state, including complex and expensive medical malpractice cases. She litigated the landmark litigation against tobacco companies, and brought billions of dollars back to New York to recover costs borne by taxpayers. As judge, Young will reject unreasonable plea bargain deals that jeopardize public safety and utilize innovative programs to reduce costly court delays and backlogs. She will treat all cases, big or small, fairly and equally. Young has been rated Qualified by the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission, been chosen to serve on judicial review panels, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Young is a partner in the Capital Region law firm Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Butler and Young. As an attorney, Young has handled criminal, civil, medical malpractice and property cases in federal, state, county and local courts, helped secure the landmark state tobacco settlement, and served as trial counsel in a number of important cases across the state. She is admitted to practice in every court in New York State, including federal courts, and to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Young also gained valuable experience, working as a medical researcher, helping to treat and diagnose serious illnesses while at Albany Medical Center Hospital. She has also been elected twice to serve as a member of the Schodack Town Board and is active in various community organizations. She has also been chosen to serve as attorney for the Town of Hoosick. Young has secured the Republican, Conservative and Independence nominations in her bid for Rensselaer County Court Judge. She has also received the support of the New York Rifle and Pistol Association. Her campaign received strong support with over 3,600 signatures filed to place her on the ballot. She and her husband Chris, a professor at the College of St. Rose, are parents of two sons and a daughter. ~ Submitted by Richard Crist


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Soldiers receive new rank, new responsibilities Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership. Robert Harris from Troy, and serving with the Company C (Signal), 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion is promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Eric Ferguson from East Greenbush, and serving with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny. gov or www.1800goguard. com.

CRAFT SHOW AND FLEA MARKET The West Sand Lake Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Craft Show and Flea Market on Saturday, November 17th, from 9AM to 2PM. Call for information and table space; Linda at 322-3610 or the Fire Hall at 674-3677 on the day of the event.


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On Sunday, October 28, 2012, the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a Fall Festival for the children of the community and their families. A light lunch will be served from 12 noon until 1PM. Children’s games and crafts will be from 1PM to 3PM. There is no charge for this event. Come and enjoy a day of food, fellowship and fun activities for the children. Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY. Please call 273-6859 by October 25th to let us know how many will be at the Festival.


OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! ARE YOU UNINSURED? NO PROBLEM! Join the Cancer Services Program & Samaritan Hospital Women’s Health Center on October 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Samaritan Women’s Health Center - 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy. Free screenings for uninsured Women - Pap test, Clinical breast exam and Mammogram. Call Jennifer at 220-6925.

The Friends of Brunswick Community Library welcome James Breig, author of “Searching for Sgt. Bailey”, at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26th, at the library on Rte. 2 in Brunswick. Breig, a retired journalist, chanced upon a collection of letters from a WWII soldier writing to his mother. Intrigued, he sought to find out more about the writer. The result of his research is this 300 page biography, a salute to the common soldier of World War II. (Admission is free and refreshments will be served.)


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THE AUTHORS OF “GREAT FIRE” BOOK SIGNING The authors of Great Fire: Troy, New York will sign copies of their new book at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St in Troy, on Friday, Oct. 26th, from 5 to 7 pm. Charles Porter, William Skerritt and Craig LeRoy wrote the book for the 150th anniversary of the 1862 conflagration which destroyed 671 buildings in downtown Troy. It contains over 50 period images and maps, and details the rapid rebuilding after the fire.

TVHS STUDENT-PLANNED CARNIVAL RAISES HUNDREDS A student-organized carnival at Tech Valley High School raised several hundred dollars for charity. The Back to School Carnival was completely organized by students - mostly members of the school’s Key Club - and raised funds for the organizations charitable activities, as well as for a delegation of students who will travel this winter to Haiti on a mission trip. The Key Club raised $340 for their activities and the members of the Haiti delegation raised $310 through a tree adoption table at the event. For $10, people visiting the table adopted a mango tree that the students will plant in Haiti. “It was a very successful event,” said Annmarie Pryor, president of the student organization. Key Club adviser Jen Hower said the students did an “amazing job” putting the carnival together.


It’s coming! The holiday season will soon be upon us. Beat the shopping frenzy. Come spend Saturday, November 10th, at the Reformed Church of Schodack Landing, 624 River Road, RT 9J, Schodack Landing between 10AM and PM. There will be an extensive display of craft, decorative and gift items for the holiday season. The Chinese Auction will feature a diverse array of items donated by area merchants. There are certain to be several that you would like to take home. Join us for soup or a bowl of chili. A wide array of baked goods will be available to eat in or take home and enjoy. Join in the fun and complete some of your holiday shopping.

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SCHODACK PLANNING & DEVELOP. ASSOC. ON FUTURE LAND DEVELOPMENT In September, the Association (SPDA) developed a Position Paper for the development of land in the Town of Schodack. The paper focuses on our Town’s need to become proactive in moving existing plans forward. Implementation of the work already completed will benefit our Town. This will be the first in a series of articles to follow. Tools Available to Schodack – The Town has taken positive steps: the Comprehensive Plan, the Commercial Design Guidelines and in 2012, the Linkage Study. These efforts are applauded by the SPDA. But simply developing plans, reports and studies does nothing if concrete steps aren’t developed to move these plans forward. The Town must now implement. Concrete Steps for the Town: Comprehensive Plan – Town Supervisor Dowds, in 2010, said that the Plan was a living document. He said that he would assemble two committees to develop action plans for zoning change and commercial development. The current plan is void of steps detailing how the plan will be realized. SPDA encourages the supervisor to convene these two committees. Commercial Design Guidelines – The Town has yet to implement the Commercial Design Guidelines developed by a Town Committee in 2009. The well thought out and developed guidelines are an excellent starting point for the commercial development committee. Linkage Study – This Capital District Transportation Council funded effort is seeking to develop a plan for a designated Town Center, currently defined as the areas between Exit 10 & 11. SPDA sees this as a great first step in advancing the Comprehensive Plan. The Plan addresses the need for a Town Center as an area “to provide both public and retail services for Town residents…while building the Town’s tax base”. SPDA encourages the Town to expand the designated area to include areas beyond Route 150 where there is vacant land for development. Community Participation – Lastly, we would encourage the Town to solicit community volunteer residents who wish to participate in these various projects. For more information about SPDA, contact Tony Kirby at 4779574. Or contact the Town Supervisor at 477-7918 regarding your interest in these efforts. ~Submitted by Tony Kirby 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.

Letter to the Editor: The 2012 general election season is starting to look like a problem for the Republican Tea Party. A great many Americans don’t really pay a lot of attention to politics between Presidential elections, unlike myself. The Republican Tea Party doesn’t seem to realize that there is a whole world that doesn’t revolve around Fox News, Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh & the rest of the right wing hate-talk radio like AM1300. Millions of Americans actually exist outside the vicious, racist, radical Right Wing Republican Tea Party echo machine. They don’t have Obama Derangement Syndrome, caused by prolonged exposure to that echo machine. These Americans actually think using facts and truth, and not Fox News’ talking points of the day. They have seen a chronology of genuine, 100%, Tea Party crazy from Paul Ryan’s pal Todd Aiken’s claim of a woman’s special sauce to prevent pregnancy in a “legitimate rape”, to Michelle Bachmann’s claim that Muslim terrorists have infiltrated the Obama administration and all the Clint Eastwood chair talking you could ask for. They saw a Party that does not believe in evolution, and as Arctic ice melts away, claims climate change is a hoax and a National, racist, voter suppression effort to limit minority votes. From the infamous meeting the night of President Obama’s 2009 Inaugural, to the record number of Senate filibusters, the Republican Tea Party did all they could to block President Obama’s legislative efforts to improve the economy and create more middle class jobs. In spite of their efforts, America is fighting back. The last thing we need to do is elect a ruthless elitist like Willard Romney, the champion of outsourcing, and his Tea Party minder Paul Ryan. President Obama must be re-elected, or the middle class will fade away. ~ Bill Baker, 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.

THE OLD DUTCH AND SUCH Old-Fashioned Bazaar at the Kinderhook Reformed Church located on RT 9 in Kinderhook on Saturday, November 3rd, from 10AM to 4PM. Will include Crafts, a bake table and lunch will be available. There will be crafts for children and live music.

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LET ME CONTINUE TO SERVE YOU • Proudly serving as your North Greenbush Town Judge since January 2012 • Fairly resolved or decided several hundred cases including drunk driver offenses; traffic/speeding violations; assaults; domestic violence cases; evictions; small claims; thefts and other crimes. • Courage to reject unreasonable plea agreements. • Thoroughly research applicable cases and laws before crafting fair and impartial decisions.

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• Impose sentences that include treatment, rehabilitation and/or education as appropriate. • Applying 13 years of experience as a practicing attorney; 8 years as an Attorney for Children/Law Guardian. Former adjunct instructor, RPI. • Motivated to improve our court, continue to service our community where I was raised, and to start an internship program with HVCC. “For all of you who supported me in the Primary, I am extremely grateful. I ask for your continued support on Election Day. When I was busy with family and work demands, but persevered to meet more residents, I returned home uplifted by the friendly exchanges I had on the campaign trail greeting over 2,500 residents. Thank you for welcoming me into your lives. I would be honored to continue to serve as your Town Paid Advertisement Justice.” Sincerely, Judge Megan Miner Malone

TAKE-HOME CRAFT: Friday, October 26, stop by the library for a take-home craft for students in the upper elementary grades and up. TRICK OR TREAT: Halloween night from 5-7pm, we’ll be at the Miller Hill School Trunk and Treat with free book treats for young readers. NEW EXHIBIT: Sheryl Cody’s photo exhibit “The (Not So) Hideous Yellow Chair” runs through December in the Kennedy Room. Come see who has posed with the chair! An artist’s reception with refreshments will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2-4pm. READ TO CRINGLE: Young readers are invited to build their reading confidence by reading to Cringle the dog, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3-4pm. Call 674-5050 to reserve a spot. HOLIDAY CLOSING: The library will be closed Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11 and 12, for Veterans Day. TRUSTEE OPENING: Would you like to serve on the library’s Board of Trustees? Residents interested in this volunteer position are invited to contact the Board of Trustees in c/o the library at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. HOURS & LOCATION: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun. 1-4pm. Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 674-5050. Web:

Letter to the Editor: I recently wrote that liberal political hacks use underhanded means in suppressing the views of their conservative adversaries during debates and news interviews. Once their methods become known they aren’t nearly as effective at fooling their audience. The next time you catch an interview or a debate between rival political factions, pay attention to see if you notice how deftly they ply these techniques. On radio and television they often talk over their hosts and fill air time with unrelated responses designed to change the subject. Unless the moderator interrupts these liberal hacks, they will ramble on just to use up precious rebuttal time or to prevent the next tough question from being asked. This can be especially disturbing to concerned listeners when the supposedly neutral moderators are actually liberal and offer more latitude to their side. I once even witnessed a debate between a Christian attorney and gay rights activist that was going so poorly for the gay activist that the liberal moderator stepped in and argued directly against the Christian attorney. More recently, conservative author Ann Coulter was being interviewed on The View hosted by Barbara Walters. Ann has done a lot of research into the history of the civil rights movement and has written extensively addressing how the Democratic Party has taken undeserved credit for advancements in civil rights. Her newest book: “Mugged- racial demagoguery from the seventies to Obama”, gets to the heart of it. So to limit Coulter’s ability to introduce the premise of the book to the audience, Whoopi Goldberg, who used to be funny, got in her face with: “Tell me how much you know about being black.” And from there the interview went downhill, devolving into a nonsensical, emotional rant against an intelligent presentation of irrefutable facts. With any luck some listeners may have decided to buy the book in order to find out what Coulter was trying to discuss. I know I did. I’ve read a few of her earlier books, all best-sellers, and highly recommend reading “Mugged” to have the liberally spun wool lifted from over your eyes. ~ David Crawmer, Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

BIRCHKILL ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD MEETING The November meeting of the Birchkill Arts and Crafts Guild wil l be held on Monday, November 5th at 10 a.m. at St Michael’s Church Hall, 175 William’s Road, Troy. The Craft will be creating a fabric wreath conducted by talented member, Eileen Ballistreri. For additional information (518-590-0062) Hostesses for the meeting are Kay Duclos, Betsy Durivage and Lucille McGrady. Bring your lunch and a cup; desserts and coffee/tea will be provided. Guests and new members always welcome.

UNCAGED TOXIC LANDFILL MEETING United Neighbors Concerned About General Electric & Dewey Loeffel Landfill (UNCAGED) will hold our regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 25th, at the Nassau Free Library (Rte. 20), starting at 6:30 p.m. Meetings pertain to the complex Dewey Loeffel Toxic Landfill (Mead Road - Nassau~ an estimated 46,000 tons of hazardous chemicals mixtures ~ VOCs ~ PCBs). Contact us at: UNCAGED Inc., P.O. Box 114, East Schodack, NY 12063 or at

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PFC O’BOMSAWIN GRADUATES FROM BASIC AND AIT TRAINING Army National Guard PFC Joshua O’Bomsawin graduated from Basic Infantry and AIT training at Fort Benning, Georgia on August 24th. During the 14 weeks, the soldiers studied the importance of teamwork, marksmanship, repelling, weapons training, urban assault, and land reconnaissance. They also learned the Army core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. After the 14 weeks, the training concluded with the Turning Blue Ceremony where they received their blue Infantry Cord followed by graduation. Joshua is the son of John and Alicia O’Bomsawin of Wynantskill. He is a 2011 graduate of Troy High School and is currently a Sophomore at Ohio State University studying Criminal Justice along with Army ROTC. He is assigned to the 148th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Bravo Company in the Ohio National Guard. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!


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HVCC TO HOST SPECIAL INSTANT ADMISSION DAY FOR VETS, MILITARY & VOL. FIREFIGHTERS Hudson Valley Community College will host a special Instant Admission Day for veterans, active members of the military and volunteer firefighters on Thursday, Nov. 15, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Guenther Enrollment Services Center. Instant Admission Days allow students to be accepted on the spot for an upcoming semester. Those interested in enrolling should bring their academic records from high school, GED or college. Students who want to begin the financial aid process should bring their latest tax returns as well. Hudson Valley Community College recently was designated a Military Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine. Active duty service members or veterans who wish to speak to someone at the college about their benefits may call (518) 629-4571. Those who wish to enroll in a degree or certificate program may call the admissions office at (518) 629-7309. Capital Region volunteer firefighters are also eligible for the Instant Admission Day because of a recent scholarship opportunity initiated by the Firemen’s Association of New York (FASNY), which provides tuition reimbursement to individuals attending community college for up to 80 credit hours. Under the FASNY Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP), student-volunteers are eligible to have up to 100 percent of their tuition reimbursed in exchange for maintaining their grades and fulfilling defined service requirements. They must be a “member in good standing” in one of New York’s volunteer fire companies during both their school years and service payback period. For more information about FASNY HELP, contact John D’Alessandro at (855) 367-6933.

Letter to the Editor: For years, I have had the privilege of serving residents in southern Rensselaer County as judge and as a county legislator. For a good portion of that time, I have had the opportunity to work alongside Debra Young, who has served as Town Board member in Schodack. Debra is a hard-working, conscientious and community-minded person. I have been impressed by her diligence, her integrity and her ability to bring solutions to complex problems and situations. Exactly the kind of skill needed to serve as County Court Judge, the position that Debra is now seeking. There was recently an unfair partisan attack on Deb’s qualifications, which prompted me to write this letter. Debra is more than qualified to serve as County Court Judge. An independent judicial screening committee recently rated her as qualified, the same rating as received by her opponent in the race for judge. Debra has litigated complex and expensive cases as a trial lawyer in courtrooms across the state. Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Debra herself has been chosen to serve on judicial screening panels that rate the qualifications of prospective judges. She litigated the landmark tobacco settlement that returned billions in lost taxpayer funds to our state, and has experience in civil, criminal, property and family law cases. Debra Young will make an outstanding judge, and voters can know that she has, and has been found to have the qualifications needed to serve us in County Court. A position like County Court would hopefully rise above false and unfair partisan attacks. Debra recognizes this and has run a campaign that is both positive and respectful to the office. The respectful nature of her campaign is another reason that voters can have confidence in her ability to serve us as County Court Judge. ~ Alex Shannon, Legislator Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

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J. Craig Alexander, D.M.D. GENERAL DENTISTRY • 477-1008 739 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush New Patients Accepted EVENTS AT THE CASTLETON LIBRARY Family Movie Night: Friday, October 26 @ 6 PM - The Friends of the Castleton Public Library will host Family Movie Night. Watch a movie and enjoy popcorn and juice! Halloween Party! Tuesday, October 30th, from 4:30-5:30 PM - Join us at the library for spooky-themed activities, crafts and treats! Scrapbooking Potluck Marathon for Growups! On Saturday, November 3rd, come to the Castleton Public Library for an all day scrapbooking marathon! New to scrapbooking? Beginners are welcome! Expert scrapbooker? Share your expertise! The marathon begins at 10 AM in the library program room on the second floor of the Village Hall and ends at 4 PM. Bring a dish to share, your pictures, and any scrapbooking materials you may want to swap! For more information, contact the library: 732-0879 or Weekly Scrabble Club: The library will host a Weekly Scrabble Club beginning Monday, November 5th. Join other Scrabble fans for Scrabble and light refreshments! The Castleton Public Library is located at 85 South Main Street in Castleton.

CHINESE AUCTION The Nassau American Legion Auxiliary Unit #1268 will be holding their annual Chinese Auction on Sunday, November 11th, Veterans’ Day at the Post. Doors open at noon to give you time to browse thru the great prizes donated by local merchants and friends. Auction will begin at 1:30 pm sharp. We will have a patriotic table, door prizes, and a 5050 raffle. Refreshments will be available. Please save the date and come join us, try your luck and help support us, so we may continue to serve our veterans, their families and our community. The Post is located on Chatham St., next to Cumberland Farms, just off Route 20 at the four corners in Nassau. Additional parking is available at the park & ride across the street. Not necessary, but if you would like reserved table seating, please call 766-3163.

HEALING NIGHT “Fai th....the doorway to Healing”, at Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Ave., Troy, on Monday, October 29, at 7 P.M. Main Presenter is Diane Seaver, a dynamic and gifted speaker with a 40 year remarkable faith journey. The service consists of teaching, testimonies, healing prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, call 273-1708.

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15 Years Experience

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Physical Therapy


In Your HOME Delivering Outpatient Physical Therapy to the Homes of Seniors Seniors are eligible to receive physical therapy in their homes under Medicare and most other insurances. You DO NOT have to be homebound to receive this service. You have the choice of having a therapist come to your home instead of going to an outpatient clinic. Your e acy of yyour our evv aluation is done in the priv privacy home, which allows me to: •Assess the challenges you face daily •Recommend improvements for your personal and home safety You do no o driv e tto o an outpatient clinic nott ha havve tto drive clinic:: •No risk of falls or weather related problems •No need to depend on others for transporation or costly cabs. 1-on-1 care with the same licensed therapist: •No PT aides or assistants




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

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The Town of North Greenbush announces the opening weekend for The Youth Center. It will be open every week end starting Friday, November 8th and Saturday, the 9th. Hours for the youth center will be 7p.m. to 10p.m. All 6th, 7th and 8th graders are welcome! For more information, call 283-2575 ext. 15.

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Letter to the Editor: Much is at stake come election day and we Democrats must get out to vote. This year the so-called “down ticket” races like state legislators, judges, and US Congressional candidates, are at least as critical as the presidential race. Issues of most concern to me this time around: 1. Republican controlled state legislatures across the country have introduced laws restricting voting rights, demanding difficult to obtain government issued photo IDs, to allegedly combat non-existent voter fraud. Luckily the courts have blocked these laws from being implemented. Votes you cast for Democratic candidates for NYS’s legislature can prevent an extreme rightwing takeover. 2. Nation-wide, those same Republican legislatures have introduced laws restricting a woman’s right to make her own health care and reproductive decisions. I’m anti-abortion myself, but that’s MY choice. It’s who controls the decision that concerns me. As story after story emerges in the news about legislators (both Republicans and Democrats) behaving badly in their private lives, the less I believe they’re qualified to legislate a woman’s most personal decisions about her own body. I’m pro choice, and I have a daughter whose reproductive rights I want preserved. Either you believe in small government, or you don’t. It has no place in a woman’s body. 3. Supreme Court appointments are a president’s most lasting legacy. The next president will likely choose two Justices whose presence will impact us in ways we cannot foresee, but which we’ll feel at all levels of our lives. For women, it’s especially important because Republicans have vowed to overturn Roe v. Wade, which currently guarantees our freedom of reproductive choice. If you don’t think the Supreme Court matters, take a look at the way this election is being bought by a few billionaires. The Court’s Citizens United decision of 2010 enabled this, by

The Sand Lake Center for the Arts will be holding auditions for a TALENT NIGHT EVENT. Auditions will be Nov. 17, 18, 19 at 7 pm. Talent show performances are Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 8pm. We are looking for musical and dramatic talent (singing, dancing, dramatic monologue) AND any other unique talents (ventriloquist...animal act) people may have. $450 in prize money will be awarded — two $125, two $75 and two $50. People can contact Val Kavanaugh, or Eric Washburn, or visit or call 518-674-2007. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, one half mile east of the blinking light in Averill Park, NY.

AVERILL PARK TEACHER’S ASSOC. HELPS TO FILL SHELVES AT DOORS OF HOPE In an effort to help struggling families in our community, the Averill Park Teacher’s Association held a food drive from October 1st to October 12th to benefit Doors of Hope in West Sand Lake. APTA President Michelle Smead and bui lding representatives Jen Mallory, Linda Mueller and Charlene Foster delivered the many boxes of food collected to Door of Hope after school on Friday, October 12th. Thank you to all the teachers who generously donated to our food drive. lifting restrictions on amounts donated by corporations and unions. Supreme Court appointments matter. Democrats, please vote on November 6th and vote all of Row A. If you need a ride to the polls, call me at 477-2630 and I’ll arrange one. Don’t complain about politics: Vote. And tell your friends too. ~ Elizabeth Gable, Town of Schodack Democratic Chair Editor s Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.


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 27th, from 9AM to 2PM. The shop features household items, winter coats and clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books and toys. The shop is handicapped-accessible and can be entered from the parking lot in the rear. We appreciate your donations, but regret that we cannot accept any more until after Election Day.

FAITH FORMATION AT THE PARISH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST & ST. JOSEPH The Parish of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph is proud to celebrate more than 160 years of Faith Formation in the City of Rensselaer. We are currently accepting registrations for Faith Formation for the 2012/2013 school year. We offer formation for all youth from grade 1 to 11. Sessions are on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30PM to 5:00PM for grades 1-5 and on alternate Wednesday evenings for Grades 6-11 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. We also offer Sacramental preparation for all ages birth thru adults. For additional information, e-mail, or call the Faith Formation Office at 465-0932 ext. 17.

Letter to the Editor: Overall I think we had a very good season for those who wanted to enjoy the waters of Glass Lake. The Town has posted a sign acknowledging the accessway as a DEC approved car top access, and I believe it also serves as declaration of intent by the Town to pursue a permanent legal resolution. The GLPC had adopted a plan of aggressive harassment. This plan was cut short when the police spoke firmly to several harassers warning that if they continued such behavior THEY could be arrested. The GLPC then placed several “POSTED” signs at the accessway in spite of a 12/2011 ruling by the Paid Political Ad Zoning Board of Appeals which ordered the GLPC to seek prior approval of the Planning Board for all signs it wished to erect at the site. The “POSTED” signs were removed within 72 hours. A GLPC Board member then allegedly took down three sections of the guardrail on the Northern side of Glass Lake Road. The Town Supervisor called the NYS Troopers and had him arrested. He then filed a survey with the Town indicating that the guardrail was 6 inches on his side of the line. So the Town took down the guardrail planning to re-erect it on Town land. When I asked that GLPC Board member to contribute to this article, he sent me an E-mail which in part states: “I would strongly encourage you to defer any further comments until the many lawsuits are resolved. Inviting the public to trespass opens you to liability for claims resulting from the trespass.” Therefore, be careful in encouraging Town Residents to use their Lake, or the Big Bad GLPC will sue you for exercising your Freedom of Speech! Imagine what they would do if the accessway were not approved by the Town and the DEC! I find it interesting that organizations like the GLPC which survive HONORING OFFICER MARK MANN because of the tolerance of others are the least tolerant The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education themselves. is leading a collection for Mark Mann and U.S. troops overseas. The Town does not seem to be eager to quickly and permanently Mark Mann, East Greenbush police officer and current Board resolve this dispute by using the remedy of Eminent Domain. of Education Vice-President, is currently serving his fourth tour This is sad because this controversy has been going on too in the Middle East. Now through November 16th, those long. Recently, a man fell and injured his head on the GLPC interested in participating may drop off Orange Tang, beef placed rocks and had to be hospitalized. jerky, Jolly Ranchers, playing cards, pretzels, chapstick, baby So my dissatisfied fellow Town Residents, in your hands and wipes, hand sanitizer, writing paper, pens, and small toiletries not in mine, lies the question of continued access. Either YOU to any East Greenbush school. resist the feeble attempts of bullying and harassing and speak YOUR minds, and canoe, kayak and fish the waters of Glass Lake as your ancestors have done for nearly 200 years, or you let fear keep you silent and at home. The Averill Park Education Foundation ~ Ronald can be reached at: cordially invites you to attend an evening

A Step Back in Time....

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.

TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER Classie Lassie “Heat” will host a Texas Hold’em To u r n a m e n t Fundraiser at the Mountainview Fire House in Troy on November 10th. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 5:30PM. Donation: $40 buy in with an opportunity to purchase an additional 1000 in chips for just $10. Payout will be based on the number of players. 10% of players will be paid. Food and drinks will be provided during the break. Come join us for an evening of chance and see if you can make it to the “Final Table”! All proceeds will benefit the Classie Lassie “Heat” 16U travel 2013 season. For inquires, call Shaun at 7882148 or John at 330-1221.

of food, fun and dancing at the

2012 Annual Appeal & Extravaganza Friday, November 9, 2012 The Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake 6:30 cocktails and festivities - 7:30 dinner and awards

$75 per person Please help us honor Ron Choquette for his many years of community involvement and support This evening, our step back in time will highlight student artwork as well as entertainment by our very own APHS Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Bill Dexter Band, Select Chorus & Off-Broadway Players.

Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on several local gift packages at our annual silent & live auction. All proceeds go to the APEducation Foundation to enhance education opportunities for the AP Students

RSVP by November 5, 2012 For further inormation, please check our website: or call 518.674.3682

AVERILL PARK EDUCATION FOUNDATION Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire -William Butler Yeats The Advertiser (South) October 25, 2012 Page 11

GREENBUSH GARDEN CLUB Have you ever wondered what the early settlers did before there was CVS, Walgreens and Right-Aid? The Greenbush Garden Club will present a truly unique and informative program featuring Stuart and Ruth Lehman, renowned experts and re-enactors of colonial life. Their program on 18th century herbal medicine is sure to inform you and entertain you. View actual samples of the botanicals our forefathers used. Members and guests are invited to join the Greenbush Garden Club on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at 6:30pm at The Greenbush Reform Church on the corner of Hayes Road and Columbia Turnpike (Rts 9 & 20). All our meetings are open to the public and Garden Club membership information will be available. As always, light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Bernice at 429-9118 or

TOWN of SAND LAKE YOUTH FALL FESTIVAL 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.

HALLOWEEN PARADE & PARTY at WEST SAND LAKE FIRE HOUSE 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!

HAUNTED HOUSE & BAKE SALE Come and get SPOOKED by the Boy Scouts of Troop 525. Tour their haunted halls and terrifying trails. Mark your calendar for Satur day, October 27th, 6-9pm at the Salem United Methodist Church on Shaver Rd in West Sand Lake. All proceeds go to local charities. Admission: $3. Girl Scout Troop 1386 will tempt your sweet tooth at their Bake Sale. All proceeds go to charity.

HAUNTED HOUSE & HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL Cub Scout Pack 528 will host a Haunted House & Halloween Festival at the Poestenkill Elementary School on Friday, October 26th, from 7PM to 9PM. Lots of Halloween Fun! Crafts, Goodies, Games & Prizes. Come in your costume for pictures! Haunted House admission is $2/Adults and $1/ Children.

POESTENKILL HALLOWEEN PARADE The Town of Poestenkill Youth Program invites young and old alike to participate in a Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 28th, at 2 PM. Parade participants will assemble at Town Hall at 1:45 PM and will proceed at 2 PM to the Sullivan Jones Post located on Veterans Street. Parking is available at Town Hall and at the Sullivan Jones Post. Treats will be handed out at the Post and games and crafts will be available.

N.G. KIWANIS 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.

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: or visit us on the web at

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& Halloween Happenings Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe Happy Haunting Halloween

Take the chill off... Sit by the fire...Enjoy...

Hooray for Halloween!

Pumpkin Pie Liqueur Evan Williams Egg Nog Choco Vine Wine, Whipped, & Raspberry (750ml) Brandied Apple Cider Caramel Apple Liqueur We now carry local wines & spirits from Adirondack Winery, Goold Orchard’s Brookview Winery, & Harvest Spirits in Valatie


Stop in and browse our “End of Summer Clearance Section””

Pie Pumpkins, Pumpkin Arrangements, Orange Carnations, Balloons, Fall Decorations, Gourds

Hannaford Plaza 3701 Rt. 43 ~ W.Sand Lake 674-6044

Halloween Costume Party at the


To Benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

King Friday

Sat., Oct. 27th



Weekly Specials Continue Throughout Oct.

10pm ~ 2am Cover Charge & 50/50 proceeds go directly to Susan G. Komen Foundation

Bud’s Florist & Greenhouses

Rt 43 Averill Park • 674-3363 Call for details or see us online at:

Rt 9, Schodack (2 mi. s. of Jct 9 & 20)

732-7563 M-F 9-6; Sat 9-5; Sun 10-4

This Saturday 9:00-2:00 at Sand Lake School RT. 43-AVERILL PARK (Next to Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill)

OCT. 27

HARVEST CELEBRATION Come celebrate Harvest at Life In Christ Fellowship located at the corner of Renss. Co Rte. 18 & 5, N Nassau Rd on Sat, Oct 27th, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. We’ll have games, horse rides, a bouncy-bounce & a puppet show at 1:00 & 3:00, as well as free hot dogs & hamburgers and naturally goodies! For directions, call 766-3026 or 257-6146.


5-6:15PM for 18mos-6yr. olds (older siblings may go with younger groups!)


6:45-8PM for 7 years & older

Wear Your Costumes For Free Gifts!

Games • Fun • Activities • Goody Bags & More

Advanced Registration is Required!! Call or Register On Our Website

We are planning a ChristKindlMarkt in December- festive local shopping! SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO.

Contact Holli Boyd-White at 281-4398 for Vendor Space or More Info. ZZZDYHULOOSDUNPDUNHWFRP

Members: $3- 1st Child & $2 each additional child in family Non-Members: $5- 1st Child & $3 each additional child in family

3143 Rte.9, Valatie • 758-2554

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674-3040 • •

2850 Rt. 43 & 66, AP

Hope United Methodist Church, Eagle Mills will host an Election Day Breakfast on November 6, 2012 from 6:30AM - 11AM. Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs and Homefries. Cost is $6.00 and under 10 are free.





PIG ROAST & MORE BENEFIT DINNER Pig Roast & More Benefit Dinner for Zack & Alan Guardian Angel Service Dogs on Saturday, November 10th, at the American Legion, 111 Main Avenue in Wynantskill. Doors open at 1PM and Pig served from 2PM to 6PM. *Cash Bar* Door prizes, food, 50/50, silent auction. Winners & prizes drawn at 5PM. Entertainment by DJ Roger Styczynski. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $5 for Kids 6 to 10 and under 5 are free. Donations can also be made online to: c/o Jack Johnson or call Michelle Biette-Ninstant at 518-2108126.



L - R: Robert Loveridge, Jonathan Bernstein, his children Isabella and Jordan, and Lyndon Ellis. The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club held another successful Pasta Dinner fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 13th. Good food and fun was had by all including the Bernstein family pictured above. The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in their next Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, November 10th, from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. Cost per meal is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will be held every second Saturday for the rest of the year. The upcoming dates are November 10th and December 8th. Proceeds will aid Kiwanis supported projects. Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

ROAST PORK DINNER & MINI CRAFT FAIR The First Reformed Church of Wynantskill will hold its annual Roast Pork Dinner and Mini Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3rd. The dinner will be held from 4 to 6:30PM with continuous servings. Take outs are also available. The menu includes: roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, applesauce, coleslaw, squash, rolls, beverage and assorted pies. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 5-11. Children under 5 are free. The mini craft fair will begin at 3PM featuring unique gift items. Advance reservations are appreciated. Please call the church office between 9AM and 12Noon at 283-4420 or leave a message.

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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entertaining & celebrations

Melvin Roads American Legion located at 200 Columbia Tpke in East Greenbush will host a Halloween Party & Haunted House on October 27th from &PM to 11PM. Donation of $10pp includes: DJ, Soda & Beer, Haunted House and 4 Seasonal Beverages; Octoberfest Beers only $1 ~ wear a Costume and get a gift! Haunted House: 5:30 to 6PM for Timid Souls and 6 to 8PM ~ Full Scariness. Admission included with party ticket and $2 if purchased separately; 7 and under free if accompanied by parent. Kitchen: 5:30PM to 9PM Menu: Hamburger/Bun $2 + Cheese .50¢; Sausage/Roll $2 + Peppers & Onions +.50¢; Chicken Breast/Bun $2; Cider Donuts .50¢; Fries $1;coffee $1; Cheese Cake Slice $3. Proceeds to benefit the American Legion Programs.


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.

ELECTION DAY SOUP AND SANDWICH The Poestenkill Christian Church will hold their Annual Soup and Sandwich Luncheon on Election Day, November 6th, from 11AM to 3PM. Menu includes homemade soups, sandwiches, dessert and beverage. Cost is $7.00. Dine-in or take-out available. For more information, call Barbara at 279-9458. For take-outs, call the church at 286-2773.

SUPPORT OUR VETERANS ROAST BEEF DINNER Roast Beef Dinner in support of Castleton VFW Post #7337 to be held on Saturday, November 10th, at the Castleton Firehouse, 11 Green Avenue in Castleton. Seatings are at 4PM and 6:30PM and costs are $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids ages 5-10 and under 5 are free. For reservations, call Frances Carner at 732-4694. Sponsored by the Castleton Fire Company.


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Open Every Sunday - Price Fix “Four Course Dinner” $25

~Wednesdays Are Pasta Night~ Serving Dinner: Tues-Sat 5-9pm, Sun 4-8pm 674-1880 • Rt. 43 West Sand Lake • Menus avail online:

HALLOWEEN PANCAKE BREAKFAST The L.A.K.E. Association at Snyder’s Lake is hosting a Halloween Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, October 27th, from 8-11 am at the Camp Scully Dining Hall (located at 24 Camp Scully Way, Wynantskill). Admission is only $5 per person. Kids who come in their Halloween Costumes eat free! RSVPs appreciated to Join us “if you dare” for this spooktacular event!

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT ITALIAN DINNER BUFFET For Troy Night Out, on Friday, October 26th Christ Church, United Methodist, 35 State St, Troy (corner of State and Fifth) will host an All-You-Can-Eat Italian Dinner Buffet from 5PM 8PM. Baked Ziti, Eggplant Parmigiana, Spinach Pie, Rice Balls, Chicken Marsala, Escarole and Beans, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad and Assorted Cakes. Take out available. Cost: Adults/$10, Children ages 4-12/$5 and Children under 4 FREE.

“DEATH OF A BLACKHEART” MURDER MYSTERY DINNER Climb Aboard Mateys! On Wednesday, November 28th, from 6pm to 11pm at Franklin Terrace in Troy, nationally recognized Randy Manning’s Jest Murder Mysteries presents, “Death of a Blackheart”, a murder mystery dinner to benefit the homeless women and children of St. Paul’s Center in Rensselaer. Engage in a memorable evening where guests can choose to be participants or to simply sit back and watch the show. This annual fundraiser continues to be one of the more successful events for the shelter that has helped over 200 families transition from a difficult situation back to normal life. According to Executive Director, David Rossetti, “It’s food, laughter, and you get to help us find out who did it…all for a good cause!” Tickets are $50. A group discount rate is available at $350 for a table of 8. Tickets may be purchased online at, or call 518-434-2910.

FOURTH SUNDAY SPAGHETTI DINNER All are welcome—No Charge on Sunday, October 28th, from 2PM to 4PM at Blooming Grove Reformed Church, RT 4, Defreestville.

The Friends of The Nassau Free Library invite you to attend Dinner With Friends, a night of food, fun and music, to be held at the Nassau Ambulance Hall, October 27, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:45; the menu is Italian. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the Library. The number of tickets is limited. Call 766-2715 for Library hours. Proceeds from this event will provide assistance for 2013 Library programs.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST BUFFET The VFW Post 7338 located on Hays Road in East Greenbush will host a Pancake Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, October 28th, from 8 am to 12 noon. Menu: Buttermilk Pancakes, Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, fruit cocktail, coffee, tea, water and juice. Cost: Adults $8.00; Children 6 and up $5.00; Children under 5 free.

ANNUAL ROAST PORK DINNER The Annual Roast Pork Dinner sponsored by the Nassau Reformed Church will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012. In addition to the Roast Pork will be mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, 2 vegetables, applesauce, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts. Tickets will be $12.00 for adults; $11.00 seniors; $6.00 for children under 10. Servings will be 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Take-outs available after 5pm. Reservations not needed but will guarantee a dinner by calling Melissa at 766-7464 or Judi at 766-3092 by November 1st. The church is located at 43 Church Street (East on Rte. 20) in the village of Nassau, Rensselaer County.

HALLOWEEN PARTY & HAUNTED HOUSE at HOAGS CORNERS Hoags Corners Firehouse and Boy Scout Troop 526 would like to welcome families and neighbors to join us for the Annual HALLOWEEN PARTY & HAUNTED HOUSE on Sunday, October 28th, from 5 to 8pm at the Hoags Corners Firehouse, Route 66, East Nassau. Join us for games, costume contest, fun & refreshments for the younger children inside… inside party and festivities are free! Haunted House outside for all that dare to enter is presented by Boy Scout Troop 526…$4.00 donation to ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

CASTLETON - SCHODACK KIWANIS CLUB CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNERS The Castleton - Schodack Kiwanis Club will be selling Chicken Barbecue Dinners on Sunday, October 28th, to raise monies for its community service programs. The cost of the dinners is $9.00, and the dinners may be picked up from 12noon to 5PM at the Castleton Volunteer Fire Company in Castleton. For more information, or to order the dinners, call 732-2225. Walk-ins are welcomed.

TURKEY DINNER The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, October 27th. The church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road & Muitzeskill Road in Schodack. The Turkey Dinner is served family style. Menu is turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, cabbage slaw, and dressing with home baked pie for dessert. Dinner Servings are at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m. Take-out beginning at 4:00 p.m. Adults: $11.00, children (under 12) $5.50. Reservations are required. For reservations, call 732-7415. For information other than reservations, call the Church Office at 732-7500.

ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON & BAKE SALE The Emmanuel Reformed Church in Castleton, NY will be preparing their famous meatloaf luncheon on Election Day, November 6th. All are invited to attend this scrumptious meal beginning at 11:30 a.m. until we are sold out. The cost of the luncheon is only $8.00 and includes meatloaf, vegetable, mashed potatoes, apple or pumpkin pie, and coffee or tea. The church is located at 1150 Maple Hill Road in Castleton adjacent to the Maple Hill High School. After voting, stop by for a relaxing and delicious home-cooked meal. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up some baked goods from our Youth Group Bake Sale. There will be pies, cookies, breads and other baked goods. Buy a treat for the office or for after dinner with your family, but don’t leave empty-handed! See you on Election Day!

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by Claire Everett This week was full of excitement as the school and the community came out to support the seniors and teams alike in the numerous games. To start, the Boy’s Soccer team took on Columbia for their senior night on Tuesday. The team came out strong, but unfortunately, their effort wasn’t enough. AP fell short, 4-1. Owen Nuss was the sole goal scorer of the game. Congratulations to all the Seniors: Peter Brucato, Dan Calhoun, Aiden Coutin, Kevin Curtin, Chandler Gibbons, Corey Guiliano, Gregory Kopache, Zack Miller, Shawn Roberts and Brandan Westfall for their contributions to AP soccer. The boys also played Guilderland this week, but fell short, 2-0. The Girls Soccer team took on this year’s power house team, Columbia, earlier in the week. Unfortunately, the ladies couldn’t pull out a win, losing 5-0. The ladies celebrated their senior night on Thursday. Averill Park played Guilderland and stayed with the team for the first half, but in the second, AP couldn’t stay with the competition, losing 4-0. Congratulations to the seniors, Emilie Coutin, Morgan Lionarons, Savannah Mason, Elaine Montes, Lauren Navratil, Aileen O’Brien, Christine Roy, and Samantha Scanu for their senior leadership throughout the season. The football team had their senior night last week, and turned their concentration on the post season. The Warriors played their Class A Quarterfinal this week against Amsterdam. Even after a touchdown from Collin Fleming in the second quarter, and one by Chris Arnold in the 4rth, the boys just couldn’t keep up with the competition. Amsterdam won 58-14. Though the boys didn’t travel far into sectionals, AP had a phenomenal season. Good luck to all the seniors in their future endeavors. This week Boys Cross Country had a busy week. The team participated in the Rensselaer County Meet at Grafton Lakes State Park. Congratulations to Andrew Tario who placed first in the 4600 Meter Run with a time of 14:21.37, Matt Miller who placed 3rd, and Josh Foust who came in 5th. AP placed first overall; great job boys! On the girls side of the Rensselaer County Meet, there was a lot of tough competition, but AP still managed to pull out some stellar Varsity performances. Some notable contributions include: Brittany Mack, who took 10th, Julianna Kolakowski, who took 17th, and Olivia Cardish who came in 22nd. Volleyball was also busy these past seven days. At the onset of the week, the ladies took on Columbia, but sadly couldn’t pull out a win, losing three of the games. The girls then had their senior night game against Guilderland. The team seemed like one, and worked well together, but again fell short. Phenomenal season to all of the seniors, Emily Vicedomine, Julia Kruegler, Sarah Caruso, Abbey Fischer, Alex Madsen, Kaitlyn Wait, Courtney Fennely, Alex Guilano, and Emily Gudewicz. The teams will now turn their focus from season to post-season, the most exciting aspect of the game. If you want to see some AP spirit, come watch the upcoming sectional games! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at

TRY SPEEDSKATING FOR FREE! The Capital District Speedskating Club opened its 2012-2013 season Monday, September 10th at 6PM at Knickerbacker Ice Arena in Troy. Community members are encouraged to come try an introductory session at no cost. A limited supply of loaner skates are available. Helmets and gloves are required as well as basic ice skating ability. For more information, please contact Rob Stevens at 518-703-4105 or by e-mail at

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What would you call waking up at four AM and driving fortyfive minutes out to a horse barn to work? I’d call that dedication and hard work, but Gabby Mamone calls it a typical morning. Gabby has been riding horses since she was five years old. She began taking riding lessons once a week and then, at the age of eleven, got her very first horse, Tess. At age 15, Gabby got her second horse, Nikayla. Mamone continues to take one riding lesson per week and spends all of her time working with her horses. She has made it her priority to ride and practice every single day for at least an hour. She started showing Tess in local horse shows and also began competing in A-rated shows with Nikayla. Gabby puts a lot of hard work into caring for her horses and training with them. Horse shows for Mamone are competitive and demanding days, but also a lot of fun and she wouldn’t have them any other way. Gabby and her horses have received many awards over the years. She won the TriCounty Riding Association Championship in 2008 and 2009 with Tess as well as in 2011 with Nikayla. Gabby also won multiple championships at the Shoreline Classic show in Connecticut with Nikayla. Her absolute favorite part of riding is spending time with the horses and competing at horse shows. Mamone finds inspiration from her mom who has always advocated for her to never give up and always put in 100% effort. She would like to thank her mom’s cousin, Lori Kaiser, for getting her started with her first horse, Tess. Also, Gabby would like to thank her trainer, Leann Kelly, for helping her advance in riding and competing. “Being a dedicated athlete means that you spend every minute that you can doing what you love and you practice every day and always bring 110%”, a quote from Mamone herself. Gabby is currently a senior at Averill Park High School. This year she is taking Physics, economics, participation in government, Spanish 5 and senior portfolio, which is an art class. Gabby loves art because it allows her to re-create things that are important to her. After graduation, she plans to attend college with an undecided major. In her spare time, Mamone puts all of her effort into caring for her horses, riding and working hard at the barn. Good luck to you, Gabby, in your future competitions and your last year here at APHS.

NYS YOUTH SNOWMOBILE SAFETY COURSE OFFERED IN GRAFTON On Saturday, December 1, 2012, the Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host a snowmobile safety course for young people ages 10 to 18. Students must be at least 10 years old on the day of the course. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall on South Road from 8:15am to approximately 5pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructor Jim Blessing. The course will cover topics such as NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, maintenance and repair, trailering, etc. To register, call the Grafton Lakes State Park office at 279-1155 or e-mail with the parent’s name, student’s name and age, and your phone number. Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

Saturday, Oct. 27th • 10-2 Proceeds to benefit academic/curriculum of your child’s education (HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AP INDOOR TRACK, & AP DRAMA) as well as the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Fun for the whole family! •AP Booster Club Concession Stand Available For Lunch •Chinese Auction •Music

$5 Donation for Hours of Fun EMAIL: with a list of who’s coming. Mark the subject line as AP Zumbathon MAIL IN DONATIONS: APHS (Zumbathon) C/O Olga Ashline, 146 Gettle Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018

AP YOUTH BASKETBALL HOOP CAMP Averill Park Youth Basketball Hoop Camp starts Saturday, November 3rd. There is still time to register. Hoop Camp is a fun and educational 12 week non-competitive basketball program that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of basketball. Hoop Camp runs every Saturday for 90 minutes per session in the Algonquin Middle School gyms. The cost of the program is still $60 per child and $30 per additional child in the family. Every participant gets an APYB T-shirt and free pizza party with a gift at the end of the season. 1st and 2nd grade boys and girls get a bonus free basketball to keep and use all season. Hoop Camp is open to all 1st – 8th grade students in the Averill Park school district, including Gardner-Dickinson. Register now! Easy online registration is now open on our website: The 2012-2013 APYB Hoop Camp schedule is posted below and on our website.

Any questions, please contact Shane Cahill @ 424-1608 or Martina Real @ 322-5004.

Sports Photo of by Andy the Week Flanagan

“AP Cross Country runners (L-R) Chris Shaw and Andrew Tario competing in a meet last Tuesday at APHS. Tario and Shaw finished 1-2 against Columbia and Ballston Spa runners”.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST TO DISCUSS NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN On Friday, October 26, the Seniors’ Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish, New Lebanon, will host Doreen Frank, RPT, of Columbia Physical Therapy, who will address the problem of neck and shoulder pain. She will also talk about related diagnostic studies, as well as current treatments for various conditions that affect the neck and shoulder structures. Doreen’s presentation will begin at 11:30 am in the parish hall, located at 732 U.S. Route 20, New Lebanon. A light lunch will be served after the program. All who are interested are invited to attend at no charge. For information, please call Mary Linton, 518-733-0469.

E. G. POP WARNER ZOMBIE CHASE 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.

HALLOWEEN BOWLING FUNDRAISER 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 518-210-8126 or email

CONWAY ICE RINK OFFERS RECREATIONAL SKATING AT HVCC The Conway Ice Rink, located in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College, opens for the 2012-13 season on Saturday, October 27. Admission is free on opening weekend. The 18,000 square foot rink offers recreational skating from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission rates are $2 for children 2 to 17 years old; $2 for seniors (60+); and $3 for adults. There is a $1 per person discount for a group of ten or more with advance notice. Quality skate rentals are available for toddlers through adults. Cost is $3. A credit-bearing class for beginning and intermediate skaters is offered by the college on weekday mornings. Outside instructors provide evening and weekend lessons at the rink. Call (518)6297372 for college lessons and (518) 629-4829 for outside lessons. Call (518)629-4850 for general information. The season runs through Sunday, March 10, 2013. The rink is closed Thursday, Nov. 22; Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec.25; Monday, Dec. 31; and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. It will be open for the holiday week, Wednesday, Dec.26 through Friday, Dec. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. each day. Snacks and beverages are available from vending machines, or you may bring your own refreshments. Free parking is available in front of the complex.

BURDEN LAKE SKI CLUB AT JIMINY PEAK FOR THE 2012-2013 SKI SEASON GREAT NEWS – OPEN TO ONE AND ALL!! The beginning of a new ski and snowboard session will be starting on SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013, AT 2:30 PM WITH OPTIONAL LESSONS AT 3:00 PM. This Weekend Winter Ski Program runs for six weeks, plus one day of free skiing on March 3rd. We will meet on Sunday afternoons from 2:30-7:00 PM. The program will be held on January 6, 13, and 27; February 3, 10 and 24; March 3 – Optional Visit – no lessons will be held. Cost: Lift Only $185; Lift and Lesson $210. The Snowsports Lesson will be held at 3:00 PM. Children must be 6 years of age to be eligible to take part in lessons, but they may still participate in the program if they do not take lessons. So get the family or group together and join us! This Club is not only open to families, anyone can join including singles! To receive the discounted program, payment needs to be received by Wednesday, OCTOBER 24, 2012. Please make your check payable to JIMINY PEAK and send to Kathy Andrews, 19 Zack Lane, Averill Park, NY 12018. Please include name, address, email address and telephone number. You can’t beat $26 for a 4-1/2 hour ticket! If you have any questions, please call Kathy Andrews at 674-8533 or email

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FOR SALE Bassett matching couch and chair $575. 8x10 sec. rug $50 326-1743 Dining room table, hutch, 6 chairs, 2 leafs, $125; 32” TV w/stand, no remote, $25; 2 bar stools $20/ea.; walker w/wheels & seat $30; maple drop-leaf table, no chairs, $25. 273-5528 Victorian Bathroom Vanity (Ivory) w/mirror 45Wx36Hx23D granite top, small chip. $250. 674-3772

GARAGE SALES Huge sale. Everything must go. Sat. 10/27, 9-2.. 826 Jefferson Hill Rd. Nassau. Furn, ,many hshld items kids toys, clothes and more Multi-family 10/27, 9a-4p, Snyders Cors. Rd. (between Rts. 150 & 66), Poestenkill.

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

Reserve Your Posting on this Bulletin Board Today~ Call for Details and Rates 674-2841. ALWAYS REFORMING Sunday, October 28, 2012, is the day we celebrate the continual reforming of the church of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Reformation began back in 1517 when Martin Luther officially began a religious movement that has continued since October 31 in that year. It all began officially as he nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. The Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will focus in worship on Romans 3:9-20 where Paul writes to the Christians in Rome and believers everywhere that no one is saved by works; but rather by faith alone. In seeking to better understand his relationship with God, Paul found this truth. In the sermon titled, “Always Reforming,” the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will speak to several areas of life today in which we need to re-organize, refocus, reenergize our thinking. The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church School building, 43 Church Street (route 20), one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. The Stuyvesant Reformed church begins worship at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the corner of Route 9J

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PHYSICAL THERAPY PRESENTATION Rodd Koch from Rodd Koch Therapy will join us at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Friday, November 9, at 11:00 a.m., for an informative presentation that will include information on home Physical Therapy, hands-on demonstrations and important things you should know. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for lunch, please contact the center at 2793413.

NOVENA THANKSGIVING NOVENA TO ST. JUDE O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known, and cause you to be invoked. Say three “Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glorias.” St. Jude pray for us an all who invoke your aid. Amen I have had my request granted. Publication promised. RAO IRISH NOVENA May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved throughout the whole world now and forever, Amen. Favor granted - say 6 times daily for 9 days. Publication promised. RAO

THE ROCKABILLY RIOT Spotlighting the legends of rockabilly, Nov. 16th at Proctors/G.E. Theater. Tickets on sale

“CRAFTERS & VENDORS WANTED” The Rensselaer County Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street will be holding a Christmas Bazaar on Friday, November 16th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with a wide variety of Christmas crafts and objects for sale. There will also be a Chinese Auction. Vendor tables are available at $10 each. To reserve a table, call 270-5348.

DEFREESTVILLE FIRE DEPT. LADIES AUX. VENDOR FAIR - FREE to COMMUNITY The Ladies auxiliary of the Defreestville Fire Department are hosting a Vendor Fair on Wednesday, November 14th, from 68pm at the firehouse on RT 4 in Defreestville. The fair is free to the community. Please join us for a fun evening out to socialize, have dessert and to perhaps start your Holiday shopping!! The Auxiliary meets at the firehouse at 7pm on the first Wednesday of every month. The next meeting will be November 7th and new members are always welcome!!

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.

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3 REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS On 3 Sites - Regardless of Weather SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012 TRACT #1: Two Family/Garage, 9:30am, Inspect at 9:00am. 1325-1327 Chrisler Ave., Schtdy, NY TRACT #2: SINGLE FAMILY w/GARAGE, Inspect at 9:00am. Personal property sells at 10:00am. 1175 Garner Ave., Schtdy, NY TRACT #3: SINGLE FAMILY 11:00am. Inspect at 10:30am 1165 Garner Ave., Schtdy, NY TERMS: $10,000. Required to bid. See website for: PHOTOS, TERMS, & DETAILS TRACT #2 ANTIQUES etc - Collar City Auctions Realty Management (518) 895-8150 • Since 1971



$875+ util. Nassau. Large 2 BR. No pets, no smoking. Security deposit. Broker/owner. 477-5288

3 OPEN HOUSES SUN, OCT. 28TH 11-1 11 Boltwood Ave., Castleton • Major Price Reduction! $94,500 2 bedrm home on large village lot. Hdwd under carpet, newer furnace & windows. Why Rent? Karen Westman - 366-7788

1 BR Averill Park, quiet country setting, $600+ sec., no pets 2834366 1 BR West Sand Lake, no smoking, no pets. Perfect for mature adults. $575 util. not included, quiet location. 527-0022

5 Lake Shore Circle Dr., Nassau • Just Listed! $159,900 3 bedrm, 1.5 bath with updated kitchen. Fireplace in dining rm, lg 3 season porch w/gorgeous lake views. Kevin Fitzpatrick - 852-0478

Corner of Rt. 150 and Pershing Ave. Studio apt. $650, all util. incl. Newly decorated 2 BR, $875 all utilities ilncluded. 283-3897 East Greenbush spacious 1 BR apt with office. Heat and hot water, hardwood floors. NP Lease. $775. 477-6222 East Greenbush, 1+ BR. 2nd fl., $750+ sec. lease, refs. No pets, w/d, avail 11/1/12 Steve 322-3597 East Greenbush, 2 BR, 2nd. flr. 1 Ba. LR, kitchen, 1 parking spot. Heat & hw incl. $850. 526-9740

East Greenbush. $650+ util. Lrg. 1 BR, recently renovated. Patio. 10 minutes from Albany. No pets, no smoking. 331-8809

1 Johns Lane, Schodack • Price Reduced! $205,000

6 Blue Mountain Trail, East Greenbush • Price Reduced! $242,900

Open Sunday 1-3pm. 5 Orient Ave., Averill Park. Cute 2BR, $550 FHA! Buy Now! Bryce 466-1303

Beautiful Bella Vista neighborhood, 4 bedrm, 2.5 bath colonial. FP in Fam Rm, breakfast nook overlooks in-ground pool. Move in before the holidays.

Sun 3-5, F.S.B.O., 6 yr. old ranch, 2,100+ sq.ft, 3BR. 2BA, 2 car gar., Handicap access. Gl. Lk. 2602 NY43/66 Av. Pk 712-5038


East Nassau. $650 + util. 2 BR, new appl’s, storage room, quiet country setting. First and last. (518)470-9875 or (518)653-5785

Cash for your home! Fair price. No fees! Broker. 928-1231

EG 1BR $650. heat, h/w incl. Well maint., quiet complex. No pets, sec, refs, lease. 449-2122

Home Wanted to Rent. $1,000$1,500, 10 mins. to RPI. Bryce 271-7630

Glass Lake. 2 BR bungalow. Ideal for 1 or 2. 674-3805

Wanted: Waterfront Home. Bryce 674-8440.

Lansingburgh 1 BR with covered off street parking. No dogs. $550 + utilities + deposit. 928-9992 Nassau Village 2 BR. 1.5BA $675. + util. o/s parking, on bus line, sec. & refs. 766-4613 New Lebanon 1 BR with heat. $675. No pets. Years lease. 4776222

Byers Estates 3 bedrm, 1.5 bath, split level. Family room w/ fireplace, large eat-in kitchen with sliders to 32’ deck. Haleh Struzinsky - 729-8278

Open house. Oct. 27, 1-3 pm. Averill Park, 47 Pikes Pond Rd. 1 yr. old Colonial. 3 BR, 2.5 ba. excellent condition on 2+private acres. $252,900. Real Property Enterprises. 477-7300

HOUSE FOR RENT 2 br house on 2+ ac. in rural setting, Well maintained & spacious Must be seen! Nassau area. $975. 766-2907 Averill Park, new 3 BR custom home, open loft, 1 car garage, radiant heat. $1350+ 477-2953

Sm. 1BR suit. for 1/2, Pineview Apts. RTE 66 Poestenkill, $595 incl. heat 1 yr. lease + sec. NS/NP, refs. 674-1111

Averill PK. school dist. Unique country setting. 3 BR., 2- 1/2 ba. 1 full ba. front & back porches, big dining & living rm. garage, laundry rm. Built in pool. utils & heat incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. $2250/ mo. 857-4602

Snyders Lake, large 1 BR, all util. included. $700. Security deposit. Available Nov 1st. 283-9077

House and 2 car garage. 2 BR, 1 bath, 1st flr laund., h//w flrs, deck Stephentown. $850 320-4694

Troy/ Sycaway. 2 BR flat, 2nd fl., N/S, no pets, Call 274-0089, Leave message.

Houses for Rent: Rent w/option to buy! Stephentown Ranch, RPI Ranch! Bryce 928-1231.

Wynantskill, 1 & 2 BR apt, onl country property 10 min E. of Troy 20 mins. from Albany 1 yr. lease. Averill Park school district. $750 $960, incl. heat. 813-6795

Vacation: Jupiter, FL. Spacious 2BR, 1st fl., on water, 55+. $2,500/mo. 4 mo. min. 674-8440



1515 Duck Pond Rd., Schodack • New Price! $299,900 3,300 sq. ft. colonial w/ new custom kitchen sitting on 4.85 acres. 4 BR/2.5BA, in-ground pool & hot tub.

687-2222 • 446 North Greenbush Rd., Defreestville BLOOD DRIVES • 10/25/2012, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Columbia High School Auditorium, 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush; • 10/29/2012, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Regeneron Redmill Building – Room 206, 81 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer; • 10/30/2012, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Tamarac High School Key Club - Multi-Purpose Room, 3992 Route 2, Brunswick; • 10/30/2012, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Maple Hill High School Multi-Use Facility (MUF), 1216 Maple Hill Road, Castleton on Hudson; • 10/30/2012, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Metropolitan Life - Training Room, 500 Jordan Road, Troy; • 10/30/2012, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM, LaSalle Institute - Gym, 174 Williams Road, Troy; • 10/31/2012, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, State University of New York East Campus School of Public Health Rm 110, 1 University Place, Rensselaer.

CELEBRATING 136 SUMMERS OF FRESH AIR FUN! The Fresh Air Fund celebrated its 136th summer of serving New York City children! Thank you to all our dedicated host families for opening your hearts and homes to a New York City child. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For more information on how you can sign up to become a volunteer host next summer, please contact Tenniel Hansen at 518-451-9611 or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. Additionally, you can find more information online at .

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LEGAL NOTICE 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.

SLTS CONCEPTS, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of the with filed Organization Department of State of New York Office location, on 6/15/12. Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 32 Streamview Lane, No Wynantskill, NY 12198. reported agent. Latest date of None. LLC: of dissolution Purpose: All legal purposes.

PUBLIC NOTICE Please take notice that the Sand Lake Planning Board will hold the following Public Hearing at the Sand Lake Town Hall, located at 8428 Miller Hill Rd (NY 66) Sand Lake, NY 12153. Where all interested parties will be heard 117-12 AT 7:45 PM. Pursuant to the application of Springer Lane Subdivision Averill Avenue Inc Edward J. Patanian, President Located at 252 to 282 Springer Rd West Sand Lake, NY 12196 for a 7 Lot Subdivision also shown on a map entitled Springer Lane Subdivision Prepared by Frederick J. Metzger Jr. LS Dated: 5-22-12 Latest Revision 9-5-12 and further identified as tax map # 147.-3-3 BY ORDER OF SAND LAKE PLANNING BRD PATRICE M. SWEET, SECRETARY

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2202 ROUTE 50, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of the with filed Organization Department of State of New York Office location, on 10/28/11. Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at P.O. Box 1658, Troy, NY 12181. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes. 30 Division, LLC Notice of Formation of 30 Division, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Sec of State of NY on Office location: 8/31/2012. SSNY County, Rensselaer designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Avenue, Acorn 47 LLC, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. REALTY LAKEVIEW ASSOCIATES, LLC. Notice of formation of Lakeview Realty Associates, LLC, a limited liability company ( the “LLC”). Articles of the with filed Organization Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) Office location: on 12/08/03. 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 any process to the LLC, 90 Farrell Road, Ext., Troy, New York 12182. Purposes: any lawful activity. 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 The County. Rensselaer 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, 12033. The Castleton, N.Y. Limited Liability Company is formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes. Notice of Formation of Mike Darling Construction, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/3/04. Office County. Rensselaer location: 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 Universal Meaning & Purpose, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 06/15/12. Office County. Rensselaer location: 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.




MEETING NOTICE FOR THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE AVERILL PARK - SAND LAKE FIRE DISTRICT #2 In compliance with Public Officers Law section 104 which governs open meeting notification. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the November meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District #2 has been changed, and will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012, and will begin at 7:00 p.m., at the Fire District Office, 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, New York. Robert E. Blaauw - Fire District Secretary, Averill Park - Sand Lake Fire District

“A PRO LIFE PRAYER AT ELECTION TIME” Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of Life, We Thank You for the Precious Gift of Human Life that is greatly threatened by the culture of death, Aware of the dangers we are now facing, we ask that you guide us in electing the Leaders Our Nation truly needs: -Leaders with the wisdom to discern your Providential Plan, -Leaders who understand the weakness of the human condition, our counsel who -Leaders Citizens to Respect the Rule of Law, -Leaders with the Fortitude to face the Calumny of opponents with Grace, -Leaders with Knowledge of our Constitution and of Natural Rights, -Leaders whose Piety makes them aware of their own limitations, -And leaders whose Reverential Moral their informs Fear Judgement. We Pray that the Inalienable Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, promised by our founders and gradually realized by the suffering and sacrifice of many people in the course of our history, may be preserved, protected, and defended for all, especially the most vulnerable members of our society. May Mary, the Mother of God, and Our Mother, intercede for us, and keep our children safe from harm, especially those yet in the womb who are endangered by abortion. And may the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, sustain us in our struggle to live in peace as One Nation Under God. Amen. (A.Z.)

Notice of Formation of Fashion Confections LLC. Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/23/12. Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 19 Brocknick Lane, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. SCSL CONCEPTS, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of the with filed Organization Department of State of New York Office location, on 6/15/12. Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 32 Streamview Lane, No Wynantskill, NY 12198. reported agent. Latest date of None. LLC: of dissolution Purpose: All legal purposes.



MAYAKIS ASSOCIATES, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on 1/8/12. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 204 West Kenneth Road, Glendale, CA 91202-1439. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal 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 ELY LAW, PLLC a domestic Professional Services Limited Liability Company organized 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. New York Office Location: Rensselaer County. Purpose: All lawful activities. Notice of formation of limited liability corporation. Name: Alexander Bassey LLC. Articles were filed on 9/5/2012 with SSNY. Office location is in the county of Rensselaer. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 24 Madonna Lake Rd Cropseyville, NY 12052. Purpose: any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: FAT BODY CUSTOMS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/25/2012. 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 such process served to the LLC, 27 Staples Road, Stephentown, New York 12168. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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.

FUNDRAISING BUS TRIP TO BROADWAY It’s that time of year again when we say “leave the driving to us” 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 on Saturday, Musical November 3rd, 2012. Cost: $90 includes Ticket (Mezzanine Q-R), Transportation & Bus Driver’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 program’s major fundraisers and enables us to continue to provide Southern Rensselaer County’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.

BRUNS. ELKS LADIES AUX FALL CRAFT FAIR Brunswick Elks Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, November 10th, from 9AM - 3PM on RT 2, Troy. Crafters welcome $25.00 per table. For more information, contact Denise at 273-1449

CRAFTERS & VENDORS WANTED St. Jude the Apostle Church & School Annual Craft Fairs. • Saturday, November 17, 2012 – Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair, 9:30 am – 3 pm –Dammann Hall (school gym). Space is limited; call Mary today for details and applications at 326-0722 or email mdworako@nycap.rr. com, or visit the parish website at stjude click on events, scroll to the Craft Fair Dates for contracts.


HELP WANTED ATTENTION: Water Tech. & Customer Service positions: Training provided. Must be a HS Grad Starting $535 wk. Benefits & bonuses. 899-6519 H2o Solutions Author seeks female (50+) perspective. Exc. comp. 428-4596 Drivers: home nightly Albany, NY. Flatbed/ Curtainside runs! Great pay, benefits! CDL-A, 1 yr. exp. req. Estenson Logistics. Apply 1-866-336-9642 Executive Woods Childcare, off Everett Rd. Albany. Assistant Teacher Mon-Fri. 459-7156 F/T delivery drivers. Schodack area. Drive box truck local for major firm. Good customer service skills, very early AM start, includes Sat. delivery, Mid $30’sK. Free insurance/ dental premiums, 401K, never a lay off 110 years. Call Dutton 888-786-0791. FT Medical Receptionist/Office Manager: Dependable, detail oriented with medical billing exp. or knowledge a plus to work in physical therapy office. Fax resume to 326-9273. Live in PCA or HHA positions avail. 2 - 5 days per week. Call Concepts of Health Care @ 8852020 Nail tech needed. Private room. Experienced, with clientele. Busy salon to help your business. Cutloose Hair and Nail Studio. North Greenbush. Cindy 286-1980 P/T Admin. Mgr. for Generator Services Dept. MS Office and Database exp. a must. Ambrose Electric, Latham. (518) 783-0741

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY? Literacy Volunteers Presents Volunteer Opportunity Information Sessions. Are you looking for a way to help? Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County needs all kinds of volunteers, from tutors to administrative helpers and event planners. As a volunteer you can develop new skills, make friends, and see how your efforts make a difference in your community. Join us for a onehour Volunteer Opportunity Information Session to learn more. Choose the time and location that’s convenient for you: Monday, October 29, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street, Rensselaer Call 274-8526 to reserve a space. Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County recruits and trains volunteers to provide individual and small group tutoring for adults. Our Read With Me and Everybody Wins! programs improve children’s chances for success by providing children with positive reading role models. A professional staff supports volunteers who make our programs run. We are an affiliate of Literacy New York and accredited by ProLiteracy America. For more information, visit

SOUTH TROY HEALTH AND ONCALL CENTER WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIAN The South Troy Health and OnCall Center has announced the appointment of Vasilios Tzoumas, D.O., at its Vandenburgh Avenue primary care office at the Hudson Valley Plaza in Troy. Dr. Tzoumas earned his medical degree in osteopathic medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology. He completed his family medicine residency from the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, NY. Dr. Tzoumas is a resident of Troy.

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. Qualified infant head teacher wiith CDA or AAS in Early Childhood. Send resume to:

SITUATIONS WANTED Aide is avail. for Home Care. Exp., Rel., Exc. Rates & Refs. 858-8139 Nurse/Companion avail. PT weekends, exp. in all phases of geriatric & hospice care. 766-0309

COMMUNITY HOSE LADIES AUX SEEKING VENDORS FOR CRAFT FAIR The Community Hose Ladies Auxiliary is seeking vendors for Annual Vendor & Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, November 17th, from 9AM – 3PM. The Community Hose Fire Department is located at 65 Sherwood Ave, Renss., NY 12144. 6-8ft tables available for $25 each - Interested Vendors can contact Meaghan at for additional information and contract.

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The Greenbush Cemetery Association held the Fall Clean-up day on October 13th. Many thanks to all the volunteers for a job well done. A special thanks to Joe Dalton, Sharon, Steve Hipwell and his son, Steve. A big thank you to Hannaford Supermarket for the delicious refreshments provided. As visitors to the Greenbush Cemetery will notice, yellow caution tape has been placed around numerous monuments and headstones. These have been determined to be a danger to the public. The Greenbush Cemetery is in the process of applying to the State of New York, through the Division of Cemeteries, for a grant to enable the repair of these stones and monuments. This is a major work project and the cost will be high. We are asking for donations to cover what the State of New York Dangerous Headstone Fund will not. Please send donations to: Greenbush Cemetery Association, Inc., Treasurer, 14 Michael Road, Castleton, NY 12033. Please mark your check in the memo line “headstone restoration”. Thank you!





BOWLING PARTY FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME The local Tourette Syndrome Support Group will host a Family Bowling Party on Sunday, Nov. 11th, from 2PM-4:30PM at Spare Time Lanes in Latham. The cost is $15 per bowler. Bowlers must pre-register by calling Judy at 384-1765.

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The East Greenbush Highway Dept. will be picking up bags of leaves and 4Ft. bundles of brush only for the next 5 Mondays starting: October 29, 2012; November 5, 2012; November 12, 2012; November 19, 2012; November 26, 2012 If your bags/brush are not picked up on Monday, the Highway Dept. will be back the next business day. ALL BRUSH MUST BE TIED IN 4 FT. BUNDLES ONLY No brush piles will be picked up. Please do not put brush/bags in ditch lines or on top of catch basins. Any questions, please contact the East Greenbush Highway Dept. at 477-6103. David Van Wormer, Commissioner Department of Public Works

RENSSELAER ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE The Friends of the Rensselaer City Library are having their famous bake sale again this year at St John/St. Joseph’s Church on Herrick St. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th, and Bible Baptist Church on Third St. All proceeds from the sale go toward additional programs and supplies for the library. Along with the delicious baked goods (especially Mary Lou’s apple pies), at the Bible Baptist location we will be offering a variety of soups and chili for eat in or take out. Since this is a presidential election, we are expecting more people than in past elections, and we are in need of more bakers. If you would like to help our cause, please consider baking something for our sale. You can drop off your baked good at either location on the morning of the sale, or call our president Mary Lou at 283-0814. If you were lucky enough to get a seat on our trolley tour in September, you received a complementary cookbook from the First Presbyterian Church of Rensselaer. Why not try out one of their desserts and donate it to our bake sale, we would greatly appreciate your donation. Hope to see YOU on Election Day.


FIREWOOD $245/cord (delivered)

WOOD PELLETS starting at $239/ton

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

ILIUM LITERARY CLUB MEETING The Ilium Literary Club will hold its monthly meeting at 2 pm on Friday, 11/2/12, at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, Troy. Immediately following the meeting, our guest speaker will be Samantha Hall, Shaker Heritage Society Education Coordinator. Guests are welcome to attend.

SERVICES APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 ATV - MOTORCYCLE - SNOW MOBILE & BLOWER REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles. Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. 766-6621 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. CHIMNEY CLEANING Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, experienced. Don Bradley 6742444 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. CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 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

FIREWOOD Seasoned, split and delivered. $230 cord. Jim 281-0291

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

FIREWOOD - FREE DELIVERY Seasoned or kiln dried. Boiler wood available. 258-4394

DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $299(Incl. poor person app) Separation agreements avai. 2740380

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

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

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

ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231

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

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

HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161

E.I.B. ELECTRIC LIc. & ins., 30 yrs exp, res./comm. 279-3853 Appliances going HAYWIRE? REWIRE.

HANDYMAN REPAIR 30 years experience. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, etc. 5261604

ELECTRICAL S & J Electric. Automatic stand by generators. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. 376-0731

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

HANDYMAN Wood working, carpentry, rehab, masonry, lt. plumbing & elec. paint flooring, free est. ins. 764-2679

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

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

HANDYMAN/ REPAIR 20 years experience. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc. 766-9346

FALL CLEANUP Leaf and debris removal. J.P.’s Cutting Edge. Free est. 860-6671

HOME CONSTRUCTION All types of construction. Debris removal/ hauling. Fair rates. Quality work guaranteed. Refs. Call for details. 300-0322 or 6741256

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

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 - 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 Seasoned Firewood $195/cord. Chimney cleaning also available. 451-0531

Pet Adoption of the Week Amelia - Possible Shepherd/Hound mix. 2 years old, spayed female, current with all vaccines and wormed. Amelia was rescued from a high kill shelter. She enjoys just hanging out or a romp around the yard. She is not high energy but enjoys the company of other dogs. She would enjoy a new home with a fenced yard and possibly another dog in her family, but definitely a human to bond with. She is as SWEET as they come! She appears to be housetrained and is not a barker. She has no aggression towards anyone. If you would like to meet Amelia to possibly adopt her, Contact : d o d d t o t @ a o l . c o m or 518-393-0755

LAWN CARE Fall cleanups and snowplowing 937-1068 MASONRY All types, concrete, foundation repairs, basement waterproofing. New installs or repairs. 376-5426

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

SURVEYING Richard Scott, Land Surveyor FREE! online, paperless quotes! (518) 283-6073


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

Warren Carner’s family would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the fundraiser that was given for him in September at the Schodack Landing Fire House. This party was organized by a committee of friends and family with a lot of hard work that yielded a wonderful success. Warren underwent a double lung transplant on May 10th at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and has been hospitalized several times since May due to complications. Expenses have been considerable, so the financial assistance has been most welcome. Equally important is the moral support for Warren that has meant so much to him. Friends and relatives have consistently called, visited and sent cards that have kept him in good spirits and hopeful during his recovery. Thank you all for everything you have done to support him and for keeping him in prayer.

TREE SERVICE DJ Tree Service, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Stump removal, ins. 427-1590

TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749 TREE SERVICE Tree trim/ tree removal. Free estimate 451-0531 TREE SERVICE/ Stump Remoal Removal & trimming. Exp., Free est.& insured 766-9346/ 275-3061 WE BUY HOUSES We are not realtors. 283-1358

POOL CLOSINGS Safety covers. End of season liner specials. Renovations 268-9764

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

HOME REPAIR AND MORE Painting, masonry, elec. plumbing 25 years. refs, Ken 857-7689

Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Sales/ service. New and reconditioned, free UPS pickup. 877-265-8367 Toll free.

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

HOUSE CLEANING Reas. rates, senior discount. Organizing expert. Marie 4412960

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

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens, baths, fin. b’ments. 13 yrs. exp., refs., ins. 518-301-1434

HOUSECLEANING Honest, dependable, excellent references, 25+ years exp. 3200749

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

HOUSECLEANING Unique cleaning, 20yrs exp. prompt, depend. Eva 326-8712

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

JUNK CARS WANTED Cash for junk cars. $100-$500. Call 365-3368

SNOWBLOWERS Most brands. Prompt, guar. repairs at a fair price. Pick-up & delivery. Mike Horowitz 477-8378

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 LAWN CARE Bob’s Lawn Service. Locally owned. Mow, fall cleanup aerate, dethatch, overseeding. Prof. and insured. Call for quote. 852-3436. Comm & residential.

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

DOORS OF HOPE PREPARATION FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON Doors of Hope has been pleased in the past with the community response to our Christmas “Adopt a Family”. Perhaps your organization, business, or family would like to participate in this Christmas Project to provide gifts for a family in need. To get more information, and/or sign up, please call Doors of Hope Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. All families must be adopted by November 30th. Doors of Hope appreciates the continuing support of the community. Doors of Hope is located at 4352 State Route 150 in West Sand Lake. ~ Nancy Rockwell (Volunteer Coordinator)


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

Coupon must be presented at time of work • 1 coupon per service • expires 12/31/12

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

$100 OFF Any 6” Drilled Well $25 OFF Any Service Call Water Wells • Water Pumps GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS & HYDRO FRACTURING

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AP ADULT ED. OFFERING 5 HOUR PRELICENSING & DEF. DRIVING CLASSES The schedule for the 5 Hour Prelicensing classes (one day classMondays from 3:30-8:30 p.m.) are as follows: Nov. 5, Dec. 17, Jan 14, or Feb. 11. Cost is $45.00. Payment information below. The next Defensive Driving/Point Reduction classes are: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Mon. & Wed., Feb. 25 & Feb. 27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. (must attend both evenings) . Cost is $40.00 To register for either class, make checks payable to: Averill Park Adult Education (put class title on memo portion of check) along with registration form which can be found on the last page of the brochure (on-line at, go to programs and then to Adult & Continuing Education)...or on a separate piece of paper: name of person attending, address and phone number, along with date and name of class taking. Please register at least 5 days in advance as there is a minimum number of participants needed. If any questions, please call Bonnie at 674-7191.

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,â€? and has an invitational exhibit of, “Bountiful Eastcoast Quilt Traditions,â€? 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 “pitâ€?/ 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, patpen1018@; 518 577-0491

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2000 Volvo S40, runs good. 4 snow tires. $1250. 766-3077. Cars on consignment, call for details. We buy cars. 286-3350


Did You Know We Have Parts & Accessories For Your ATV? (Snowmobiles & Motorcycles Too!)

FUNDRAISING BUS TRIP TO 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 Driver’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.

IS YOUR CAR READY? Want Better Fuel Mileage? Call Dave!


283-4110 Rt. 355, Poestenkill Center Mon-Fri 8-5:30; Sat 8am-Noon

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Benefit Bus Trip to NYC on Sunday, December 2nd ~ choice of Shopping OR Radio City Christmas Spectacular. • Bus price for shopping only is just $45 per person and includes driver tip and snacks. • Bus price for Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is only $164 per person and includes driver tip and snacks. Orchestra seating. Upgrade for only $7 and receive popcorn and drinks. Reserve NOW! Call Denise at 271-8983. Deadline for Radio City Music Hall Tickets is Nov. 1st and deadline for bus ticket only is Nov. 9th Bus will make 2 stops: Walmart in Troy at 7:45am and Walmart in E. Greenbush at 8:15am. Proceeds will go the Hope 7 Food Pantry. *Please bring a canned food item to donate to the Food Pantry*, Donations are appreciated. Hope 7 Community Center is located at 596 Pawling Avenue in Troy.

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Quinn Motor Car




4 Bench Jewelers on Premises

SALES & SERVICE • 674-4007

Open Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 9-3; (Never on Sunday)

Rt 43, West Sand Lake • Mon-Thurs 9-7; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-4 Service Hours: Mon-Fri 8-6; Sat by app’t

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Scheduled Maintenance Service • Replace engine oil & oil filter SPECIAL (up to 5 qrts,) $34.99 • inspect air filter plus tax • check tire pressure • check fluid levels • check belts, hoses, lights, horn, hinges • inspect drive belt condition & tension • inspect front suspension • check antifreeze • check drive line steering

*Synthetic Fluids & Diesels Extra*





PRO TECT YOUR TIRE INVESTMENT! PROTECT Our alignment specialists completely inspect steering & suspension systems, adjust tire pressure, take computer measurements & make necessary factory adjustments

Limit 1 coupon per customer. Must surrender coupons. Not valid in combination with any other discounts, rebates, offers or discounted service packages. Not valid on special order merchandise. Not valid on existing commercial and fleet accounts. EXPIRES 11/30/12.

Engagement of Stevens-Ross Joseph and Patricia Stevens of Averill Park, NY announce with pleasure the engagement of their daughter, Jessica to Gregory Ross, son of Rick and Ann Ross of Averill Park, NY. The Bride & Groom are high school sweethearts & graduates of Averill Park. The future bride is a QC Biochem Analyst with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Her fiancé is a union electrician through TriCity JATC and is a member of IBEW local #246. A November 10, 2012 wedding date has been set to take place at The Desmond.

Official NYS Inspection Station Check Us Out @ NEW INVENTORY ARRIVING DAILY We Perform Factory Scheduled Maintenance for Most Makes & Models CATHOLIC CENTRAL HS CLASS OF 67 REUNION Catholic Central High School, Troy, NY, Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion at 6pm on November 24, McGreivey’s Restaurant in Waterford, NY. Invites to be mailed soon. Please contact Joe Jabour at (518) 271-6638 or JJABOUR@ We hope to see you there.

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For the successful 7 hour surgery for my son Billy. Thank you to Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael and Angel Gabriel. Special thank you to Dr. Selya Lonid MD.

Ron (Cooter) & Beverly Cootware are very proud to announce the birth of their Grandson, Hunter Ronald Hoffman, born to Crystal and Todd Hoffmanon Sept. 29, 2012, 7 lbs. 15 oz.. The family resides in Raleigh, N.C.

Don’s Drivers Training and Eagle Mills Driver Safety Education are proud to offer NTSI’s 6-hour Defensive Driving Course, Traffic Survival Workshop. This class is NYS-DMV approved and will reduce your auto insurance by 10% off collision, liability and no-fault for 3 years and subtract up to 4 points from your driver’s license. Learn the fun way in presentation format with NTSI Master Instructors Don Roy and Michele Krill. We will be holding a class at the Brunswick Grange Hall, Corner of Routes 7 & 142 (behind Stewarts) in Troy as follows: Saturday, November 3, 2012. Class is from 9-3:30, and costs $40 per person. Doors open at 8:45 AM for registration. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Brunswick Grange Hall. To reserve your seat, call Michele at 225-0462 or e-mail Friend us on Facebook at Driver Classes, Troy, New York.

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