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HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE PRESENTS “THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT” The Highlight Acting Troupe is proud to present The Christmas Ornament written by Ron LeVan and adapted by Kathryn Capalbo. The show is directed by Kathryn Capalbo with Andrew Osterhout and Steve Salhoff assisting and accompanist Marietta Mitchell. The time is the 1990’s, the place is New York City. Everywhere you look is the feeling of Christmas. We bring you the story of Donald and Beverly, two bums living on the streets who decide to get married. You will meet their fellow friends who will try to help them do just that. Also, there is a story of an orphanage and how the director of the orphanage is trying to help each child feel that they are loved, especially their newest orphan who needs some extra special care. All along the way the story is filled with songs. This show is in special memory of the late Ron LeVan. He loved creating each show, but the Christmas Shows held a special place in his heart. Come join us at the Brunswick Grange, Rt.7 and Rt. 142 (behind Stewart’s) on Friday, Dec. 6; and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. We will be collecting food for the Pittstown Food Pantry at each performance. Anyone donating will receive a raffle ticket for a Christmas wreath. For reservations or information, please call Tina or Kat at 272-7558.

I love this whole season, but it often overwhelms me. There is so much—so many catalogues, so much to do, so many places to be, so many people to think about and shop for, so much I want to do, so many places to look, so many things on the calendar….in other words, so much. I want time to take a deep breath, drink in the wonder of this time of year, enjoy the beauty of our world making ready for winter, and to enjoy those I love. But how can we? I think I can help—at least a little. On Saturday, December 7th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jean’s Greens will be hosting a holiday open house. There will be tea and treats to warm and nurture the body. There will be warmth and laughter to feed the spirit. And there will be help for that endless list before us. We have a wide array of gifts and products that will heal and soothe and help. We have partnered with local artists for many new and unusual crafts, cards, jewelry, scarves and artwork. We have herbal teas, lotions and balms to care for one’s body and soul. We have herbs and supplies for creating your own gifts for those special someones, not to mention a range of products for those “four footed” friends in your lives. In short, a time to relax, breathe, enjoy, browse and cross a lot of things off your list—all at one time. I invite you to join us when you can. Jean’s Greens is located at 1545 Columbia Turnpike in Schodack at the corner of Miller Road and Columbia Turnpike. Our phone is 518-479-0471, and our website is, where our complete catalogue is available. We are open 10-5, Tuesday through Friday; until 6 on Thursday; and 10-3 on Saturday. But we’d love to have you take a moment to breathe and join us on Saturday, December 7th! Peace and blessings for the holiday season, Holly Applegate and staff

VILLAGE HOLIDAY HOUSE LIGHTING CONTEST The Village of Castleton’s Holiday House Lighting Contest will be held on Saturday evening, December 14, 2013. Please have lights on starting at 7PM; the Judges have been chosen, and results of contest will be posted.

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On Saturday, September 28, Matthew Goldberg of Boy Scout Troop 166 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor available to Scouts, in a ceremony at the Grace United Methodist Church, in Nassau. In attendance were fellow Scouts, family, friends, and community members. Part of becoming an Eagle Scout is the iconic Eagle Project, where the Scout must plan and execute a service project that benefits the community or a community organization. Matt digitized historical documents and photographs from the collections of the Nassau Free Library, making them available to the community, while protecting the documents from damage caused by handling. The photographs are accessible on the Library’s website, and the documents, some dating back to the 1800’s, may be searched by keywords such as subject or family name. Matthew was also presented with proclamations and congratulatory messages from community leaders, including Mayor Charles Collins and Deputy Town Supervisor Ron Sears. Diane Maguire, a Library Trustee, thanked him for his service. Glenn Wallace, from the District Advancement Committee, also inspired Matt to use the skills he learned becoming an Eagle to give back to the community. Congratulations on a job well done, and good luck in the future!

SAND LAKE SENIORS ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY The Sand Lake Seniors greet the holiday season with their Annual Holiday Party at the Poestenkill Fire House on December 7th, 2013 from 12Noon to 4PM. Tickets: Paid members are $5 and non-members are $15. Roast Beef Dinner and Music by Brian Zapel. Door Prizes ~ Gift Exchange ($5) ~ Cash Bar. For reservations or more information, please call Ginny Lauster at 674-2170.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its annual Christmas B azaar on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road & Muitzeskill Road in Schodack. The Christmas Bazaar will include new and gently used Christmas decorations, cards, gifts, and books, as well as a Luncheon Cafe and a Bake Sale. For more information, call the Church office at 7327500.

SALVATION ARMY RINGS BELLS IN MEMORY OF CHRISTOPHER BASCOM The Salvation Army bells will be rung at the East Greenbush Wal-Mart from 10AM8PM on Monday, Dec. 2, in memory of Christopher Bascom to commemorate what would have been his 27th birthday, Dec. 1. As in year’s past, family members and friends will serve as bell-ringers to honor a boy who was himself giving in nature. Also in his memory, on Saturday, Dec. 14, students from Columbia High School will be manning the kettles at the same location. Christopher was 16 years old and a junior at Columbia High School when he was killed by a hit and run driver in November, 2003. In recognition of Chris’ compassionate nature and desire to make people happy, it seems especially fitting to remember him by encouraging people to donate to the Salvation Army, an organization dedicated to helping others. Since this is the 10th Anniversary of his tragic death, and because there is one less weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas for the red kettles to take in donations, Chris’ family is trying to “raise the bar” by setting a goal this year of $2700 to be raised in his memory (in honor of how old he would be), as well as posting the cause on Facebook. To make a donation directly to the Salvation Army in memory of Chris via Facebook, the link is Christopher Bascom All contributions made at the EG Wal-Mart on Dec. 2 and 14, as well as those made through the Facebook link above, and checks (with the memo line noting it is being given in Chris’ memory) mailed to the Salvation Army Headquarters Troy Corps, 410 River St., Troy, NY 12180, will be included towards the monetary goal mentioned above. Also, all monies specifically donated in Chris’ memory stay in the local area. The Salvation Army provides multiple kinds of assistance to the needy throughout the year, and at Christmas time it focuses on helping the less fortunate by providing them with toys, food, and other necessities.


On October 17, members of the Greenbush Garden Club attended the FGCNYS District III meeting “Colors of Autumn” at Birch Hill in Schodack. Douglas Koch, a well-known floral designer, presented an informative program on creating beautiful flower arrangements. At the meeting, the club received seven Federated Garden Club NYS District III Citations for: 2 for garden therapy at Van Rensselaer Manor, the gardens at Fort Crailo and St. Michael’s Church, and for the newsletter, brochure and yearbook. If you would like information on joining the club, contact Joan at 286-2157. Non-members are always welcome at the club’s programs.

SCHODACK TOWN HALL CLOSES FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Donna L. Conlin, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents of Schodack that the Town Hall Offices, Highway Department and the Schodack Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013; and Friday, November 29, 2013. for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Town Hall Offices and the Highway Department will resume standard business hours on Monday, December 2, 2013. However, the Schodack Transfer Station will resume standard business hours on Saturday, November 30th. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at 477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm.


The Church of the Covenant in Averill Park hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7th. With more than one-dozen handcraft, gift and food shops, the Bazaar is designed for all your Christmas shopping. You’ll find plenty of holiday-themed items, as well as year-round gifts and decor. Upstairs we have The Doll Boutique with handmade American Girl clothing, the Pet Corner with gifts for your pet, the Sweet Shoppe, Plants & Greens, Collectibles, the Country Store, Handcrafts & Decorations and Religious Items. Downstairs will be “Yuletide for Youth.”. There they will decorate cookies, shop in the Kids-Only store, play games and make crafts. Be sure to stop by the COC Cafe’. The Cafe specializing in chili, macaroni and cheese, sausage and peppers, assorted soups and other home-cooked options is an annual favorite. The Church of the Covenant, also known as “The Round Church,” is located at 3055 Route 43 in Averill Park near the intersection of Old Route 66, just west of Burden Lake Road.

CAPITAL COMMUNITY VOICES PRESENTS “AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS” Capital Community Voices, directed by Julie Panke, will present a program of classical and popular holiday songs on Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 pm at Genet Elementary School, Route 4, East Greenbush, NY. The program will include Christmas songs from the American Folk, African-American Spiritual, and popular traditions. An ensemble from the chorus will present “Stopping By the Woods” with a text from poet Robert Frost. Popular selections include “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “ Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The chorus will be accompanied by John Norton, piano, Tony Riccobono, bass, and James Iacketta, percussion. Ticket prices for the concert are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students. A reception will follow the performance.

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VILLAGE OF NASSAU ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING The Village of Nassau Annual Tree Lighting will take place on December 8th at 5PM at the Village Commons. The event is free and all are welcome. Come and enjoy music played by the Nassau Community Band and refreshments provided by the Village Youth Committee.

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TEXAS HOLD’EM Texas Hold’em to be held at the West Ghent Firehouse, 74 Bender Blvd. in Ghent on Saturday, November 16th. Doors open at 5PM and play begins at 6PM. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Claudia at 423-5957 or Tim at 821-2297.


LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH In just a few short weeks, Christmas will be celebrated throughout the world. Preparations are already underway. And so it is with the Church. The weeks leading up to the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord are spent in careful preparation for His arrival. This is the purpose of the season of Advent – to get ready for Jesus. We do so by reviewing exactly who we are looking for. Who is this Jesus? Join us this Sunday at Love Lutheran Church as Pastor Henry presents the first part of a series “Who is Jesus” in a sermon entitled, “Jesus is Wisdom,” based on Colossians 1:24-2:3. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Worship begins at 10 AM. Please go to our NEW Web Site – – for more information and directions, or call 477-8685.

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The East Greenbush Department of Community & Recreation Services is proud to present Holiday Homes 2013. This is a chance for Town residents to show off their homes for the holiday’s. Representatives from the Town will be judging all homes entered in the contest on Monday, December 16th, and the deadline to enter is Friday, December 13th. The entry form can be found online at or stop by Town Hall to enter! We look forward to seeing all the beautiful homes in Town this Holiday Season! Contact the Community & Recreation Department @ 477-4194 with any questions.

MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION SIGN UP for TUTOR TRAINING Make your New Year’s resolution now, and start making a difference in the life of a learner. Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County announces the Winter 2014 Tutor Training Workshop. The sessions will be held on Saturdays starting at 9:30 a.m. on January 4th at the HVCC Viking Child Care Center, DCC Room BO5, Williams Road, Troy. This modular workshop prepares volunteers to provide free tutoring to Basic Literacy Learners and/or English Language Learners. Participants will learn how to tutor adults using an interactive and learner-centered whole language approach. During the training, tutors will be paired with students to begin providing 2 hours of one-to-one or small group instruction per week. Please come to a one-hour volunteer opportunities information session prior to enrolling in a tutor training workshop. For more information and to register, call Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County at 274-8526 or see our events calendar at

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7am-9am ONLY 596 Columbia Tpke. ~ 518-479-4504 YULE LOG TRADITION at the DYKEN POND ENVIRONMENTAL ED. CENTER Celebrate the outdoors this season by enjoying the annual Yule Log Event at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center on Sunday, December 15. Beginning at 1:00 pm, the story of the Yule Log and the Winter Solstice will be shared, followed by a search for the hidden Yule Log. Guests can then enjoy this informal day at the outdoor campfire or make holiday crafts for the season. There will also be a children’s scavenger hunt as well. People of all ages are encouraged to come out to this free program, and don’t forget to bring your sleds! Hot chocolate and light snacks will be provided, and feel free to bring your own snacks to share. Dyken Pond Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice-fishing. Snowshoe rentals are available through the winter. Contact the Center at 658-2055 or or visit our website at for a complete schedule of our winter events.



COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT Mark your calendar now for some delightful entertainment by students and adults of the Averill Park Community Orchestra. You will be amazed at how much we have grown in numbers. The concert is set for 2 PM on Sunday, December 8th, at the Algonquin Middle School. Many holiday favorites are included in the program, two of which will feature a vocalist from our area. Additionally, there will be other great musical selections with a piece arranged specifically for our orchestra by one of our members. There is never an admission fee for our concerts, although donations for our expenses are greatly appreciated. So, come get into the Christmas spirit, and enjoy the music and refreshments provided for you by members of the Averill Park Community Orchestra. We look forward to seeing familiar faces, along with new ones on Sunday, December 8. For more information, call Janine at 674-5917 or email her at

Elisheva and Leible Morrison of Troy Chabad pose with the Mayor with a smaller version of the Menorah to be lit at the public lighting at the Troy Atrium on Tuesday, December 3rd, at 5 pm. On December 3rd, at 5 pm, there will be a public Chanukah lighting with the Mayor of Troy, Lou Rosamilia, in the Troy Atrium with several representatives from the Troy Jewish Community. Mitch Warren will represent the Jewish students of the RPI fraternities, Caren Irgang, president of the RPI Hillel will represent Hillel, Leible and Elisheva Morrison will represent Troy Chabad who are the sponsor of this event, Paula and Yakov Yerusalimsky will represent Troy’s Jewish Russian community, Marc Ehrlich of Temple Berith Shalom, Leslie Samiof of Beth Tephilah Synagogue, and Rabbi Kasman of Temple Beth El, will also light the 6 foot Menorah. A mini concert of Chanukah music by Yehoshua Sussman, along with free hot latkes and drinks will accompany the lighting. Chanukah candles and menorahs will also be available. For more information, please call Leible Morrison at (518) 894-3490.


POSITIVE LIBRARY AUDIT at E. G. LIBRARY OSC Audit: Library Board of Trustees Commended by the Office of the State Comptroller for having good internal controls. At the end of October, the Division of Local Government and School Accountability released its official report of examination covering the period of January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. After their initial assessment, OSC determined that controls appeared to be adequate and limited risk existed in the areas they reviewed, their overall goal for the audit became to assess the adequacy of the internal controls put in place by the Board to safeguard Library assets. The process included;interviews of Library officials, review of procedures, observation of the cash receipt process and review of cash register receipts. Report from OSC stated; “We commend the Board for establishing adequate internal controls over the cash receipt process to ensure that all cash collections are properly recorded and accurately accounted for. “ Evelyn Neale, Director states, “It goes without saying that we are extremely pleased by the outcome of our audit.” The Board shares the priority of the Office of the State Comptroller in providing accountability for tax dollars spent and appreciate their support in helping the library to accomplish this goal.

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On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 a day-long educational workshop will be offered for Municipal Officials, Planning & Zoning Boards, Tree Board Members, and Community Tree Enthusiasts to plan and develop a community strategy for Emerald Ash Borer infestations in the Capital District area. This Asian beetle infests and kills North American ash species (Fraxinus sp.) including white, green, black and blue ash. The insect was first discovered in Michigan in the summer of 2002, and has killed over 30 million ash trees in Michigan alone. The insect has now spread into 21 states, and was first discovered in New York State, June 2009. Within the Capital District region, the outbreak is currently in Albany County, and in nearby Greene County. The program will include professionals from Cornell University, Davey Institute, Davey Resource Group, Ulster County Department of the Environment, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Speakers will cover the following topics, Biology and History of the Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in New York State; Case Studies on Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness Plans; Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness for Communities; Ash Inventories for Communities & Municipal Planning for Emerald Ash Borer Infestations; and Urban Forestry grant information. Continuing education and recertification credits will be given for CNLP, ISA, P&Z, and Pesticide. For further information and to register for the program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County at 518885-8995. Registration is $10 per person. Program is sponsored by Capital/ Mohawk Partnership for Invasive Species Management and The Davey Tree Expert Company.

The Tender Loving Care Group (TLC) will meet December 7th at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Sand Lake, in the fellowship hall from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to continue their projects of making ‘’special” pillowcases for the children at Albany Medical Center and for the veterans at the VA Hospital! We also have a great knitting and crocheting group who makes mittens and hats, scarves for children and adults in need. We have some great sewers and super knitters and crocheters. They all love to teach and are especially patient with new learners. Children are most welcomed. Refreshments are always served. Come and you will see happy and friendly people willing to teach either sewing or needlework!! Call 674-5501 and leave a message if you need more information.

VISIT GREENBUSH GARDEN CLUB AT BECKER’S FARM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Looking for some Holiday cheer, a visit with Santa and maybe win some great gift baskets and gift certificates? Be sure to visit Becker’s Farm Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th, from 9 to 4 and stop at the Greenbush Garden Club table. You can take a chance on some great gift baskets and certificates, meet our members and learn about our programs and community activities. Becker’s Farm is located at 420 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush. See you there.

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FREE AFTERNOON CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR KIDS The congregation of First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake invites the kids of the community to a Super Christmas Party in the Adrien Hall (just behind the church) on Saturday, December 14th, from 3PM to 5:30PM. The Veggie Tales movie “Merry Larry and the True Light Of Christmas” will be shown on the big screen. We have games, crafts, refreshments, goodie bags and a story time explaining the true meaning of Christmas ready for fun-filled afternoon. Elementary children may bring their parents or be dropped off for parents to have an afternoon out (maybe Christmas shop without the kids). Sign in, sign out needed. Remember! It is free, fun, safe and open for all who would like to come. No reservation needed. We can’t wait to meet you. Find us at the four corners of West Sand Lake, 4331 RT 150 South. Questions? Call Leila 518-766-5166.

CAPITAL IMAGING ASSOC. OFFERS CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM On Monday, December 9th, from 4-6 p.m. at Capital Imaging Associates in Latham, Get peace of mind for the holiday season. The Cancer Services Program of Albany and Rensselaer Counties are offering free comprehensive cancer screening appointments for uninsured women age 40 and older. Appointments include clinical breast exam, mammogram and pap test, (colon cancer screening also available if age 50 and older) Appointments are required. Please call 525-8680 to make an appointment. For more information, please go to

A FIRE TRUCK ZOOMS BY, BLARING ITS SIRENS, AND FLASHING ITS LIGHTS Is your adrenalin pumping? Are you a little excited? The West Sand Lake Fire Department welcomes people like you. If you are 16 years or older and live within four miles of the West Sand Lake Fire Department, we are looking for your assistance. We need volunteers to drive our trucks, and respond to calls when our town needs us. You can be a hero, you can be the difference. Not only will joining our department be a thrilling and rewarding experience, but it will teach confidence, responsibility, and good ethics. If you would like to join, or have any questions, please contact: Celine Castro at (518) 892-9114.




Applications are now available for the Elks National Foundation and the New York State Elks Association scholarships. There are two types of Elks scholarships. The national scholarship is open to all New York State high school seniors. These seniors need not be the child of a member of the Elks. The state scholarships are for high school seniors whose parent is a member in good standing in the Order of Elks. Forms for these scholarships may be obtained online at the Elks website ( The same application is used for both national and state scholarships, but the state must be submitted with an additional cover page which is available at or at the student’s school guidance office. The chairman of the scholarship committee of the Rensselaer Lodge of Elks No. 2073 is Errol Fitzgerald (477-5427).

With the help of community based donations, Hope 7 provides baskets to families who would otherwise have no special meal to share with loved ones. For holiday sponsorship, families are interviewed to determine level of need and sponsors are given forms with information on the needs and wishes of the children they wish to help. It is strictly up to the sponsor to decide what is to be purchased. As a sponsor (you, your family, office, church, civic, or school group), you may request family sizes, children’s ages, or whether or not you provide food. We do all we can to make the process run smoothly for a positive, fun, and most importantly, rewarding experience for you as the sponsor and a stress-free holiday season for families who don’t have any idea how they are going to make their children’s holidays great! Contact Wendy Butsko (518) 272-8029 or

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Interested in helping out in your community to prepare taxes free of charge? Both VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and AARP TaxAide programs are in need of volunteers in the East Greenbush, Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer, Troy, Wynantskill and all areas of the Capital Region. The VITA and AARP TaxAide sites provide free tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers from late January through early April. Last year, the tax prep sites in the Capital Region County prepared over 13,750 taxpayers returns with combined refunds and tax credits of over $19.8 million! There are many ways to participate in the program. In addition to volunteer tax preparers, other positions include: publicity, technology, appointment scheduler, interviewer-greeter and site coordinator. You need not be associated with VITA or AARP. IRS certified training will be provided and you will be mentored by a seasoned volunteer. To learn more about volunteering for: • VITA: Contact Tom Morley, CA$H/VITA Program, United WayGCR: 518-456-2200/Ext-131 or email at: Please visit the CA$H Website at: • AARP TaxAide: Please visit the website: taxvolunteer. You can also contact: Virginia Goggins, Rensselaer County AARP Local Coordinator; Phone #: 518271-8157 or via email at:

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TOWN OF SAND LAKE YOUTH HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES Mark your calendar! On Friday, December 6th, The Town of Sand Lake will be hosting Holiday Festivities. A holiday parade, organized by the town’s Emergency Service Organization will be leaving Sand Lake Elementary School at 7:00 pm and arriving at Butler Park shortly after. After a tree lighting ceremony, Santa will be available for pictures and to hear children’s holiday requests. The Town will be serving hot dogs, cookies and hot cocoa. Please call Lindsy Marshall at 5260938 or email with any questions.

RENSS. SCHOOL DIST. ALUMNI ASSOC. MEMBERSHIP & FUND DRIVE MEETING The Alumni Association will meet on December 3rd at 2:40PM at the High School in Mrs. Wright’s room to do our annual mailing. This year the newly formed Alumni Club will be assisting us for a short time, but members are needed to help with this project. We are proudly coming to the close of the second year as an organized association. The following summarizes our achievements for 2013: • Installed officers, updated our data base, which is now at over 2000 members. • Informing members through our website at and posting on our Facebook page “Rensselaer Grade Schools & HS Alumni”. • Establishing an Alumni Club for high school students. • Awarding two $500 Centennial Awards to graduating seniors. • Establishing and bestowing a $1000 Enrichment Grant to the school district, ($500 for Elementary and $500 for Middle and High School). • Selecting the first 10 Alumni Hall of Fame recipients, hosting the inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & establishing an Alumni wall at the high school. So, we encourage all alumni, or anyone who attended the Rensselaer School District to become a member, and help us continue the important work we have started.










As legislative representatives of District 2, including the towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Poestenkill, we are happy to provide our constituents with a report on actions taken at the November 12, 2013 legislative meeting. The Legislature approved the distribution of revenues from the filing of mortgages with the county at the November meeting. The funds will help maintain services on the local level. Under the resolution, East Greenbush receives $271,456, North Greenbush, $192,671, and Poestenkill $64,689. Work is nearing completion on the extension of county sewers to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in East Greenbush. The project will help create 300 new jobs, and hopefully spur further economic growth and job creation in the area. The proposed 2014 county budget, as introduced by the County Executive, maintains needed county services and the county’s strong fiscal position, while staying under the state property tax cap. The budget is accompanied by reductions in legislative spending, the latest in a series of reductions in the legislative offices in the past several years. The schedule for review of the proposed 2014 budget, and a series of meetings and public hearings on the budget is as follows: Public hearing on proposed changes to proposed county budget, Monday, November 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the legislative chambers; Special meeting to consider adoption of the 2014 county budget, Monday, December 2, at 6 p.m. in the legislative chambers; Clerk of the Legislature forwards adopted budget to County Executive by December 3; County Executive returns adopted budget to Clerk of Legislature with approval or line item veto messages by December 4; Special meeting to consider budget items, in the instance a veto is issued, December 4, 6:30 p.m., in the legislative chambers. November also included the November 5 general elections, and Leon, Phil and Kelly appreciate the support of residents in electing them for another term. We will be joined by Rob Bayly, who has served on the Poestenkill Town Board. We will continue to keep residents updated with these monthly reports, and look forward to working for you during the next four years. The next regular monthly meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature is Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Residents are welcome to contact us at the legislative offices by writing to the Rensselaer County Legislature, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy NY 12180 or by e-mailing us via the official legislative website at

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS LOOKING FOR MENTORS Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentors in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties. We are the oldest and largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. In the Capital Region, we have been matching caring adults with local children for 50 years. Our mentoring relationships are proven to be a positive influence on the life of a child. Currently, we serve over 500 children, but there are over 100 more waiting for mentors. If you want to learn more about volunteering, contact Brigette Callahan at 862-1250 x15, or by email at

SCHODACK TOWN HALL CLOSES FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Donna L. Conlin, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents of Schodack that the Town Hall Offices, Highway Department and the Schodack Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013; and Friday, November 29, 2013. for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Town Hall Offices and the Highway Department will resume standard business hours on Monday, December 2, 2013. However, the Schodack Transfer Station will resume standard business hours on Saturday, November 30th. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at 477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm.

TOWN OF SAND LAKE TO CONDUCT A COMMUNITY BUSINESS SURVEY The Town of Sand Lake’s Economic Development Committee is partnering with the business community to improve the business climate and enhance the hamlet centers of the Town. Sand Lake Supervisor Flora Fasoldt observed, “The hamlets of Sand Lake serve as the economic, cultural and civic hubs of our community and we recognize the importance of the businesses in the hamlets to the vitality of our town. We want to encourage sustainable growth for the long term by listening to the voices of small businesses.” With the help of volunteers who serve on the Town’s Economic Development Committee, Sand Lake is conducting a survey of the local businesses to gather input on programs and infrastructure improvements that would make Sand Lake more business friendly. Businesses that operate in Town have an opportunity to take part by providing input and a vision for the hamlet centers. A short survey regarding future opportunities for business improvement and expansion programs is available on the Town’s website at Business owners can also pick up a copy of the survey at the Town Clerk’s Office and Town Library. Fred Erickson, Chairman of the Town’s Planning Oversight Committee stated, “We encourage every business owner in our Town to participate and help us maximize the business potential and climate of our community.” If business owners have any questions or concerns, they can contact the Chairman Fred Erickson at 674-5143 or call Supervisor Fasoldt’s Office at 674-2026 ext. 12. It is expected that the information gathered from local business stakeholders will provide necessary tools for a business friendly environment and entrepreneurial spirit in Sand Lake.

CIRCLE THEATRE PLAYERS HOLDING AUDITIONS for FIDDLER on the ROOF Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Circle Theatre Players at Sand Lake Center for the Arts! Auditions for this universal tale will be held Dec 1st at 6:00 p.m. and Dec 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Callbacks are on Dec 9th at 7:00p.m., all at SLCA in Averill Park. Production dates are March 21- 30, 2014 and rehearsals will begin after Jan 1st. There are roles for males and females, ages 10 to 70, for descriptions of roles go to the center website ( Please come prepared to sing a song, preferably one from Fiddler. If you have questions, please contact one of the directors: Val Kavanaugh at, 674-2426 or Sue Frost at, 674-3149. Lynn Gustafson is the musical director. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

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Hunting Safety Emphasized for All Park Patrons With the opening of hunting season, the Saratoga/Capital Conservation Law; Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation District Region welcomes hunters back to our state parks and Law and their implementing regulations and shall hunt in the encourages all hunters and other park patrons to be aware of manner prescribed by the Department of Environmental the rules and precautions in place to ensure the safe enjoyment Conservation, except as modified by the dates, times and of our parks by all. hunting styles specified in New York State Parks hunting permits. Hunting is permitted in limited areas at the following parks and 2. Possess a current valid applicable DEC hunting license and a sites: Cherry Plain State Park, Grafton Lakes State Park, Mine Park Hunting Permit. Kill State Park (bow hunting only), Moreau Lake State Park, 3. Obtain a Hunting Permit from the Park Office. Sign in and out Schodack Island State Park, J.B. Thatcher State Park, and of the Park at the office daily when hunting within the boundaries Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site. Park maps showing of the Park. defined hunting areas in these parks are available on the State 4. Obtain a Park Map which indicates where hunting is permitted. Parks webpage,, or by contacting the Hunting permits are valid only in the areas indicated on the appropriate park office. Hunting is strictly prohibited from all map. other state parks and state historic sites in the Saratoga/Capital 5. Display the “tear off” section of the permit registration form District Region. on their vehicle’s dashboard to be visible to Park Police and Hunters should be aware that they must possess a current valid applicable DEC hunting license and obtain a New York Regional personnel. State Parks Hunting Permit from the appropriate Park Office. 6. Park all vehicles in designated parking areas ONLY. They must also sign in and out of the park at the office daily 7. Carry the State Parks hunting permit on their person at all when hunting within the boundaries of the park. Hunting is not times while hunting. permitted within 500 feet of any building, road, playground, or 8. Do Not hunt at night. parking lot. All trails are considered safety zones where hunting 9. Do Not erect permanent tree stands or blinds in or on any is not allowed. Deer can only be hunted with muzzleloader, tree or shrub. shotgun, or bow. Possession of rifles or handguns is strictly 10. Promptly report any and all unusual incidents directly to the prohibited. Loaded guns should not be carried in developed Park Police or Park manager. areas or on trails. Hunters should only load their guns at their Unusual incidents include, but are not limited to, damage to hunting site. park property, accidents, personal injuries, and emergencies Other patrons recreating at the parks should be aware that involving medical personnel. hunting is permitted in limited areas of certain parks. The rules 11. Report to Park Police or other Regional personnel any that are in place for hunting ensure patron safety in the sighting of a wounded animal entering safety zones and developed areas and on the trail systems in the parks. Trail restricted areas. These areas are posted to ensure the safety users may wish to wear brightly colored clothing during hunting of other park patrons and regional personnel. season as an added precaution. Venturing off the established 12. Do Not transfer hunting permits. trail systems is prohibited at any time of year, and is particularly 13. Report the game taken or wounded. unsafe during hunting season. Patrons are encouraged to contact the appropriate park office or the New York State Park 14. Load guns at your hunting site. Loaded guns should not be Police if they observe unsafe activities or conditions in the carried in developed areas or on trails. parks. It is the goal of New York State Parks to accommodate 15. Do Not hunt within 500 feet of any building, road, playground all appropriate recreational activities in the parks while or parking lot. 16. Hunt deer with muzzleloader, shotgun, or bow only. adequately ensuring public safety. Other requirements that hunters and park patrons should be Possession of rifles or handguns is strictly prohibited. 17. Do Not set traps of any kind. aware of include: 18. Contact the appropriate Park office for further information Hunters shall: and restrictions. 1. Comply with all applicable sections of the Environmental

FLEA MARKET, BAKE SALE & CHINESE AUCTION The Petersburg Methodist Church, located at 12 Head of Lane will be holding a Flea Market, Bake Sale and Chinese Auction on Saturday, December 7th ~ Sale starts 9AM to 3PM. Lunch will be available ~ homemade soups ~ hot dogs ~ hamburgers ~chili ~ coffee & soda. Tables available for $15 each. For more info., call 658-3757 or 283-5397.

SENIOR MEMBERSHIP MEETING On Friday, December 6th, at 11AM there will be a Membership Meeting at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Join us and be a part of the decisions that affect your senior center. Stay for our noon meal after the meeting, for a suggested donation of $2.75. Entrée for lunch will be; Chicken Ala King. To make reservations for lunch, call the center at 279-3485.

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VENDOR and CRAFT FAIR at ALGONQUIN MS 7th Annual Vendor and Craft Fair at Algonquin Middle School on Friday, December 13th, from 4-8PM. 2 weeks before Christmas, come and shop “local” with over 20 crafters already signed up! What a great way to finish up those last minute gifts... There will also be a Bake Sale to benefit FOAA - Friends of Algonquin Athletics which supports Modified Sports, a book fair, Algonquin apparel for sale and much more! Please stop by, do some shopping and help support the Averill Park Community!

HOLIDAYS ON THE HUDSON Please join in for Story Time & Caroling at the Castleton Village Hall at 3PM on December 1st. Santa Arrives at 4PM. Refreshments, Hot Dogs & Soup will be provided by the Castleton Fire Department.

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A toll gate in Wynantskill? This picture is on the cover of the 2014 historical calendar and is now available at the Town Clerk’s Office at 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, or from Town Historian Jim Greenfield 283-6384. The $10 price remains the same as it has been for the last six years. Pictures include the original American Legion building, ushers from St. Jude’s in the 1950’s., Snyders Lake in the early 1900’s., a Defreestville baseball team from the 1940’s and many more. As always, I’m looking to copy old pictures for future calendars. The Town Clerk can scan them and give them right back. ~ Jim Greenfield, Town Historian

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The First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush Presents its 4th Christmas Madrigal Feast & Show. The show will run Friday, December 6th at 7PM and Saturday, December 7th at 6PM. Join us for a 5 course feast and show presented in Renaissance period costume, verse and song. There will be singing, dancing, strolling minstrels and some great surprises. Tickets are available now for $30. You can reserve your seat/ table by calling 477-9693. This is a church fundraiser. For more info., you may contact Sharon:


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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET STYLE BREAKFAST All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at the Hoags Corners Fire House on Sunday, December 1st, from 8AM – 11AM. Our All-You-CanEat Buffet Style Breakfast includes Scrambled eggs, homefries, applesauce, fruit cocktail, blueberry & regular pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, toast, and English muffins. Cost: Adults - $7.00; Children ages 6-12 - $4.00; Children 5 and under – free. Eat-in or Takeout. Phone: 766-5474

SCHODACK VALLEY FIRE CO. AUX. APPLE PIE SALE Our fresh made, uncooked apple pies freeze beautifully for the holidays, or bake and enjoy immediately! Reserve your pies today – or leave message at 852-1972. Cost is $9.00 per pie, payable upon pickup; Checks payable to Schodack Valley Fire Company Auxiliary. Thank you for your support!!

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Community Fundraiser to Benefit the Peter’s Family will be held on Sunday, December 8th, from 12PM to 4PM at Maple Hill Middle School, 1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton. All proceeds and donations go directly to the Peter’s. Roast Beef Dinner ~ $12 per ticket ~ Potato, Veggie, Dessert, 500 total meals, Eat-in or take-out. Peter’s Diary t-shirts will be sold at the event. Visit for additional information. Raffle & Chinese Auction ~ Live Music beginning at 2PM. Peter’s Dairy Farm just celebrated 101 years in Castleton before its barns tragically burned on October 18th.

“BREAKFAST WITH SANTA” The North Greenbush Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring “Breakfast with Santa” on Sunday, December 1st, from 9AM to 12Noon at the American Legion, 111 Main Avenue in Wynantskill. Breakfast will include coffee, juice, milk, cereal, muffins, pastries, fruit and donuts. Cost is $5 for Adults and $2 for Children under 12. Ger your picture with Santa too! Proceeds to benefit needy families for the holidays.

FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER at FIRST BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH of WSL The community is invited to join First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake for a FREE Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28th, 12PM - 2PM, in the Adrien Hall building. Maybe you don’t feel “up” for cooking. Maybe this year the rest of the family is away. Maybe you would just like to be with a group of smiling folks for the holiday. We are smiling and make great food for all our neighbors. Be a part of the celebration. Come and give thanks with us. A nice buffet of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry, variety of hot vegetables, rolls, homemade pies, coffee and soft drinks will be steaming hot and ready for all. Remember! It is free and open for all who would like to come. Bring the kids too. No reservations needed. Find us at the four corners of West Sand Lake, 4331 RT 150 South. Questions? Call Arlie Petrone at 518-286-3126.


Please join us for an All-YouCan-Eat Spaghetti Dinner. This is a benefit for Dominic Pasinella Jr., the Fire Chief of Melr ose Volunteer Fire Department, due to his illness. The dinner will be held at the firehouse located at 784 RT 40 in Melrose on December 7th from 2PM to 7PM. Cost: Adults/$10.00; Children under 10/free. Reservations appreciated. Raffles - 50/50 silent auction. Donations can be made to the Melrose Fire Company c/o benefit for Dominic Pasinella Jr. and mail to Melrose Fire Company - PO Box 58 - Melrose, NY 12121.

FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER Gilead Lutheran Church in Center Brunswick is holding a FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER at 2PM ON THANKSGIVING. Dinner will consist of turkey, dressing and all the fixin’s! Please call 279-9270 to RSVP, so that we know we have enough for all!

CHRISTMAS USO SHOW AT RENSSELAER SENIOR CENTER On Friday, December 6th, The Rensselaer Senior Center will be celebrating “Pearl Harbor Day” with a Christmas USO show by Gary Ferris. Lunch is at 12noon, and followed at 12:30 by Gary Ferris, with an authentic USO show from World War II. This show is sponsored by AccuCare. All Veterans, 60 years old and older are guest for lunch compliments of the Rensselaer Senior center membership. The Senior Center is located in the McManus Center (Old St. John’s school), corner of East and Herrick Streets in the city of Rensselaer.

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Holiday Potluck Dinner at the Stephentown Historical Society meeting, Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown. Bring a dish to share; beverages and table service are provided. After dinner, military historian Larry Arnold will give an illustrated talk, “Arnold on Arnold: The Day Benedict Arnold Saved the American Revolution.” A monetary collection will be taken to benefit the Stephentown Food Pantry. Free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible. For directions,call (518)733-0010.


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PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA! Come out and join us on Saturday, November 30th, 8am to 10am at Applebee’s on Rt.4, Rensselaer, to enjoy some yummy pancakes! Support East Greenbush Pop Warner, and tell Santa all your holiday wishes. The cost is $6 per person. You can pre-order tickets by contacting Satci Ogren at nisoscar@hotmail. com. Thanks for your support!

“ELVIS” BLUE CHRISTMAS CONCERT For those of you who were/ are fans of Elvis Presley, come to the Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center for our concert “Elvis” Blue Christmas featuring Donny “Elvis” Romines on Thursday, December 12, sponsored by CDPHP.This concert will follow our noon lunch (sign up required), suggested contribution of $2.75. You must have lunch with us to enjoy this show. Call the center at 463-2166 for more info.The Center is located in the McManus Center, (Old St. John’s school bldg.), at the corner of East and Herrick Streets, city of Rensselaer.


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The Rensselaer Eagles, FOE #4446, located at 851 Broadway in Rensselaer will host an All-You-Can-Eat Chili on December 7th from 12PM to 7PM. Tickets are $10 per person, children under 10 are $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Club or at the door.

FAITH AND LOVE’S FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER Free Thanksgiving dinner will be given at Faith and Love Fellowship, 85 Washington St., Rensselaer, NY 12144 on November 28th, from 2pm to 5pm. Great home-cooked food including juicy turkey, real mashed potatoes, veggies, cranberry sauce, desserts, our pastor’s mother’s famous scalloped oysters and Pastor Jimmy’s secret stuffing recipe. All this wonderful food & great fellowship is FREE; so come and join us for dinner, some laughs, and just good folks.

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COOKIE BAKING CONTEST Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton will be holding a cookie baking contest on Wednesday, December 18th, at 1PM. Prizes will be gift cards to Walmart, this event is sponsored by CDPHP. Join us for lunch at 12:00 noon, with an entrée of Stuffed Shells w/ Italian Style Tomato Sauce at a suggested donation of $2.75 for seniors 60 years of age and older. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome, reservations required for lunch by calling 279-3485.


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AFTERNOON MOVIE at SLT LIBRARY On Wednesday, November 27, “Monsters University” (Rated G) will be showing from 1 – 2:45pm at the Sand Lake Town Library. Popcorn and juice will be provided. Bring a blanket and pillow to get extra comfy! Located behind Town Hall at the intersection of 66 and 43. Phone: 674-5050. HOURS: Mon.Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm. Closing early on Wed, November 27, at 5pm.

AVERILL PARK CSD WINTER CONCERT SCHEDULE Tis the season for winter concerts and the Averill Park Central School District would like to invite the community to attend its upcoming concerts. All concerts are free. • December 4: Averill Park High School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., APHS; • December 12: Algonquin Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Winter Concert, 7 p.m., AMS; • December 18: Algonquin Middle School 6th Grade Concert, 7 p.m., AMS. The snow date for the middle school concerts is December 19.

RENSS. LAND TRUST’S ANNUAL MEETING and the WORLD’S CLIMATE CRISIS The public is invited to RLT’s Annual Meeting on December 7, 9 am -12 at Brown’s Revolution Hall. A lecture on “The United States, China, and the Climate Crisis: Can They Work Together to Save Civilization?” will be presented by Professor Steven A. Leibo of The Sage Colleges and WAMC’s international affairs commentator. From Super Storm Sandy to Hurricane Haiyan in the Philippines, from massive droughts in China and America to the unprecedented melting of glaciers around the world. This man made climate change is pressing in on humanity and only a concerted effort by the US and China has a chance of staving off the worst. Leibo will explore how likely it is that Washington and Beijing can successfully cooperate in this humanity’s greatest challenge. Brown’s Brewing Co. will be catering a breakfast buffet; event fee is $15/pp. RSVP by December 4 by e-mailing or calling 518-659-5263.


Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton continues to offer a free monthly hearing clinic with an independent instrument hearing specialist, (who will also clean your hearing aids). December clinic will be held on Wednesday the 18th, at 10:30 a.m. All Rensselaer County seniors 60 years of age and older welcome, reservations are required, 279-3413.

L - R: Legislators Mark Fleming, Ed Manny, Cindy Doran, Kathleen Cassidy, and Peter Grimm. At the November 12th Meeting of the Rensselaer County Legislature, Legislator Gary Pavlic (pictured at far right) presents Michael E. Ginsberg Esq. with a resolution commending the law firm of Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, P.C upon celebrating its bicentennial.

Join the seniors at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Friday, December 6th, at 12:30 as we celebrate December birthdays. If you have any questions, or if you would like to join us for our noon lunch consisting of Chicken Ala King, Steamed Rice, Broccoli, Rye Bread, and Butterscotch Pudding w/ Topping for dessert, please contact the center at 2793485.

2014 ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS FOR SALE Entertainment books are now available at a better bargain than ever! Grace United Methodist Church in Nassau is selling 2014 Entertainment books for only $25. Remember they include savings not only on restaurants, but also movies, sporting events, hotels, retail stores, museums and much more. The books will be available until Dec. 10 by calling Marcia at 766-4746 or 766-4407. You can also purchase a book at Brown Integrated Chiropractic, 1542 Columbia Turnpike in Schodack. Out-oftown editions may also be ordered.

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NYS YOUTH SNOWMOBILE SAFETY COURSE OFFERED IN GRAFTON On Saturday, December 7, 2013, 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.


Andres Molinet has just recently joined our Averill Park school district, coming all the way from Mexico. He has been playing soccer ever since he was a baby, when his dad taught him how to play. Andres plays at the striker or forward position and is inspired to do his very best each day by his family and close friends. In Mexico, Andres represented his school (Centro Universitario Mexico) and country in an international soccer competition called USA CUP, where during the offseason, he would practice two to three days a week. Andres and his team in Mexico ended up in second place amongst the many countries that played in the USA CUP! At Averill Park, the boys practiced two hours every day after school, where their hard work paid off, making it to the final four. Andres explained to me that there aren’t many options in Mexico City when it comes to sports. Just soccer, basketball, volleyball or football is offered; unlike all of the other sports offered here. So, besides soccer, Andres had also played a bit of basketball in Mexico. Andres loves to travel and experience new things, even if it comes at a challenge. Studying in a different language here Averill Park has turned out to be quite challenging, but Andres is optimistic about this great opportunity to learn more about a different culture, language, and customs. Andres shared with me what it meant to him to be a part of the boys Averill Park soccer team; “Being part of the Averill Park team meant a lot because it was an honor wearing the Averill Park uniform and to have the opportunity to represent the school. The players were welcoming and treated me as part of the team. Being an Averill Park student has been a really great experience for me.” For his senior year, Andres is taking Studio in Graphic, Detective Fiction, PE, Government and Economics, Physics, Photography, Pre-Calculus, Cinema, and Environmental Science, with a 90 GPA. After high school, Andres plans on either going back to Mexico for college, or going to college in the United States. Either way, Andres wants to major in Aviation to become a pilot. He would like to play on the college soccer team or a recreation team. Congratulations on a great season, Andres, and we wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors.

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Interested in something different this spring? The Rensselaer County Rugby Teams are looking for high school age boys and girls to play this spring. Rugby is a physically tough sport played with minimal pads (a mouth guard). Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world, and it is gaining exposure in the U.S. as well. Informational meeting: Wednesday, December 4, 6:30pm at the East Greenbush Library. Anyone interested in more information should contact Coach Freeman:

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2014 YOUTH SKI CLUB Time to sign up for the Town of Poestenkill’s Ski Club! Ski Club will be held at Jiminy Peak starting January 5th. The program is on Sunday evenings from 3:00pm to 7:30pm. Ski club is a 7 weeks long program, lessons are optional. Children and adults are welcome to join. You may sign-up by contacting Tara Houser the Youth Director at 283-5100 ex. 107 or


On Thursday, November 7th, the Senior Class at Averill Park High School put on a dodge ball tournament to raise money for senior class activities and the American Cancer Society. For helping to make the event a success, the class officers would like to thank: participants, chaperones, referees, custodians, administration and those parents who made donations or baked goods for the concession stand.

AP BOXING/ KICKBOXING CLUB Averill Park Boxing/Kickboxing Club is looking for a Boxing Coach for our Youth Program. Openings in classes available - Contact Dan at 339-6999.

CHILDROSE MAKES VERBAL COMMITMENT to PLAY DIV. 1 LACROSSE at MARIST It is with great pleasure that the Columbia High School Athletic Department proudly announces that Gabrielle Childrose, a junior and standout athlete, has officially made a verbal commitment to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Marist College. Gabby will join the Marist Red Foxes in the fall of 2015. After gaining interest and scholarship offers from a number of other Division 1 schools this summer, Gabby made her decision after participating in a few camps and clinics this summer and fall. Both Gabby and her parents agreed that Marist was a perfect fit for her, both academically and athletically. Gabby plays travel lacrosse for Albany Elite Lacrosse. Along with Gabby’s success as a member of our lacrosse and basketball programs, she takes pride in being an honor student in the classroom. We at Columbia High School are very proud of Gabby and how her dedication, sacrifice, and hard work, both in the classroom and on the playing field, have allowed her this opportunity to attend an excellent college and compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. Gabby is the daughter of Chris and Doug Childrose and the sister of Haley, who currently is a member of UAlbany’s lacrosse program. ~ Submitted by, Nick Wilock

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT COLUMBIA HS CLASS OF 1959 REUNION SAVE THE DATE The Columbia High School Class of 1959 will be holding a reunion on Saturday, September 13th, of next year –- 2014. The event will be held at Nassau Sportsman Club, 370 Boyce Road, East Greenbush, 12061. The day will include lunch and dinner. Please email Betty Coxon Franze at if you have further questions. Additional information will be forthcoming.

CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 1973 - 40th REUNION Members of Catholic High’s Class of 1973 will be holding their 40th Reunion on Friday, November 29, 2013. The event will take place at The Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY, from 6:30PM - 11:30PM, with Mass celebrated at 5:30PM at the venue. Entertainment will be provided and the cost is $55 per person. Please make your reservations now if you haven’t done so already. For more information or questions, please contact Charlie Thomas,, or Bernie Sheeran Cipperly,

STAR EXEMPTION REMINDER NOTICE New York State legislation requires ALL HOMEOWNERS RECEIVING a Basic STAR exemption to register with the NYS Tax and Finance department by December 31, 2013, in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. Submitted by, Melissa Turner-Bulan - Village of Nassau Clerk


A full semester of concerts by the College’s many outstanding instrumental and vocal ensembles and chorales was announced by The College of Saint Rose. The fall semester performance schedule ranges from intimate recitals and small ensembles to big-band jazz, classical band and orchestral works, and lush vocals by the College’s chorales. The complete concert schedule follows. All performances by the College’s ensembles and chorales are in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany. Admission is free. For more information about any of the concerts or the performing ensembles, visit or contact the Saint Rose Music Department at 518-454-5178. SAINT ROSE ENSEMBLES AND CHORALES CONCERTS (Note: Schedule is subject to changes and additions. For the most up-to-date listings, visit DECEMBER: • Tuesday, December 3, 8 p.m. - The Saint Rose Campus Band • Wednesday, December 4, 7 p.m. String Chamber Music • Sunday, December 8, 4 p.m. - Saint Rose Masterworks Chorale and Madrigal Ensemble • Monday, December 9, 8 p.m. - Saint Rose Wind Ensemble • Tuesday, December 10, 8 p.m. - Music Industry Recording Ensemble

NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH AT SNYDER’S LAKE You’re invited! Come and worship at the new Snyder’s Lake Community Church. Now meeting in the old chapel at Camp Scully, located at 24 Camp Scully Way in Wynantskill. Our non-denominational Christian service is held Sunday mornings at 10AM. For more info, please contact All are welcome, come grow with us!

$1000+ AVPK 3BR Village, No Pets. BRYCE 674-8440 $660+ EGB 1BR, lease, sec., references, No Pets. Avail. 1/15/14. 479-0943 1 BR & 2 BR, N Schodack. Heat, ht water incl. Sec. refs req’d. Avail immed. $720/$925. 469-0785 EGB Duplex, 2BR. w/d, yard, front deck, o/s parking, $900. 5 min. to Albany. 518-915-1975 Luxury condo. 2 BR, 2 ba. appl’s. + util. NP. Hampton Place Blvd. Troy. $1200. Avail now. 477-7137 Nassau: 2BR $575 +, No Pets, storage, laundry, pool. 702-5132953 New Lebanon 2br mobile home spacious, set up in park, NP, lease $650. 477-6222 New Lebanon modern 1 BR with heat. Deck. $650. No pets. Year lease. 477-6222 Studio, Sand Lake. All utils. NS, no pets. $550. Security dep. req. 674-5074 Valley Falls 1 BR apt, with heat incl. Range/ refrig. o/s parking. No dogs, 1 cat w/ pet fee. Friendly neigh. Sec. & refs req. 753-4431 Wynantskill, large 2BR, 1.5ba w/garage, well maintained country property. AP school. Includes heat. $1070. 1 BR with garage & heat. Private. $800. 813-6795

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Campground on Hoosick River! 1500’ frontage, 45 acres. $75k. BRYCE 271-7630 Cash for your home. No fees, fair price. Brk. 928-1231 Waterfront on Crystal Lake. Build in Spring! Brk. 674-8440

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT High traffic area of Col. Tpk., over 1685 sq. ft., perfect for your store or office $1900/mo. heat/water incl. Avail. Jan. 1. 461-8805 Share country home, dog allowed. $500/mo. Jill 727-1342

3 BR, 1 ba. ranch on 1st Burden Lake. with attached. garage, and w/d hkup. $1500. 1st, last, sec. with refs. No pets. 674-5311 AVPK. 2 lg. BR house, 1 ba. Basement, w/d hkup. NS, NP. 674-5517 East Greenbush 1 BR farmhouse. Sets off of Rt. 151, newly remodeled. 2 car garage, lease, no dogs. $1000. 477-6222 Schodack spacious bi-level unit, 4 br, 1 ba, w/d, liv rm, EG Schools. $1350. (518) 281-0538 W. Stephentown mobile home, 2br, 1.5ba, private, w/d hookup, carport, NS/NP $800+ 766-5511

VACATION RENTAL FL Condo, Palm Beach. Fish, golf, ocean, 2BR, $1000/wk., 6 wks., 55+. No pets, no smokers. Beautiful. 518-674-8440

REAL ESTATE WANTED Gas Station Wanted, top price paid! BRYCE 928-1231 Old Farm Wanted for young family. Fair price. BRYCE 2717630 Wanted: Home/Camp on 2nd or 3rd Burden Lake. BRYCE 2717630

HOMES FOR SALE Brunswick single family ranch, 9 Greene St. 2 BR, 1 ba. eat in kitch. deck, full b’ment. Many updates. Asking $119,000. 8579275 Brunswick quality built home, 14 yrs., 3BR+, Moonlawn Rd. BRYCE 937-5120 Double wide, Terrace Haven. 3 BR, 2 bath. $1,200/ mo. including lot rent. Call Bryce Real Estate. 330-7299 Lake George mansion. 4000 sq. ft. + deep water docks. BRYCE 928-1231 Perfect location, 1 mi. Ex. 8, N. Grnbush. Beautiful new country cape (TBB) $239k. Acres. Great views- see 286-2414 Poestenkill Best Home + 5 acres! 3000 sq.ft., heated garage. BRYCE 928-1231

A “55 & Better”Cottage Rental Community One of 55 Reasons for the “55 and Better” to live at The Spinney at Pond View Reason #35: No more snow shoveling, No more lawn mowing. Included In Rent: TW Cable, Internet, Water/Sewer, Trash Removal, Mowing, Attached Garage w/Remote, Washer/Dryer, 24 hr. Emer. Service Visit Our Model Rental Cottage: M-F 9-5; Sat 11-4; Sun 11-3

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Cronin Technology Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State (SSNY) on 08/27/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC

upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 Bayberry Ct., E. Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: any lawful activity.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION of Story Technical Solutions LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/30/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC 3680 NY Highway 43 West Sand Lake NY 12196. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. STUDYHALL ENTERTAINMENT LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/5/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 30 Pine Trail, Sand Lake, NY 12153. General Purpose. WHISTLING KETTLE TROY LLC Articles of Organization of this Limited Liability Company (LLC) were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 8, 2013. The LLC maintains its office in Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served to the LLC at: The LLC, 5 Palisades Drive, Albany, New York 12205. Purpose: for any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be formed under the law.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 149 4th STREET ASSOC., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/08/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 32 Patroon Point, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: CAPE ENTERPRISES HV LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Secretary of State, October 10, 2013. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. Office: in Rensselaer County. Secretary of State is agent for process against LLC and shall mail copy to 89 Ma Cha Lane, Wynantskill, NY 12198.

Name of Limited Liability Company: In A Snap, LLC, Gingeretta McDade, Member. Date of Filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State (SSNY) 04/01/13. The LLC is located in Rensselaer County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served is to the principal business location of, 8 East Avenue, Troy NY 12180. Purpose of business of LLC is any lawful act or activity.

ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE SAND LAKE FIRE DISTRICT #3 On December 10, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Sand Lake Fire District #3 will take place on December 10, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Taborton Fire House located at 861 Taborton Rd., Sand Lake, for the purpose of electing one Commissioner for a five (5) year term, commencing January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2018. All voters registered with the Rensselaer County Board of Elections on or Before November 17, 2013, shall be eligible to vote. Candidates for District Office shall have filed their names with the Secretary of the Sand Lake Fire District # 3, at the fire house at 861 Taborton Rd., Sand Lake, no later than twenty days before the election, November 21, 2013. Date 11-12-2013 John P. Walsh, Secretary BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS SAND LAKE FIRE DISTRICT # 3 P.O. Box 221 Sand Lake, NY 12153 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. BALDIZON LANGUAGE SERVICES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on March 27, 2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process accepted on behalf of the LLC served upon him or her is: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. The LLC is formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes. Notice of Formation of BarbellaKollasch Services, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Tannery Rd., Somerville, NJ 08876. Purpose: any lawful activity. FRATELLO’S HOLDINGS, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 10/08/2013. Off. Loc.: Rensselaer Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The Limited Liability Company, 620 Congress Street, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: CAPE ENTERPRISES MC LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Secretary of State, October 10, 2013. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. Office: in Rensselaer County. Secretary of State is agent for process against LLC and shall mail copy to 89 Ma Cha Lane, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Curtiss Security Service LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 08/12/2013. 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 against LLC. To 70 Winslow Rd. #19 East Nassau NY 12062. Purpose: Lawful Activity NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. FORBES FOTOBOOTH, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: Zach Forbes, 203 25th Street, Troy, NY 12180. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: Greenlight Energy Group. Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 04/29/2011. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process is 291 River Street, Suite 304, Troy NY 12180. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Professional Service Limited Liability Company, name: hug law, pllc, articles of organization filed with Secretary of State NY (ssny) on 10/1/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the pllc upon whom service of process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 105 Jordan Road, Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: any lawful purpose. KNK Real Estate, LLC, a Domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on Sept 16, 2013. Office Loc: Rensselaer County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to: The LLC, 27 Starr Road, Troy, NY 12182.

KILBIRNIE ENTERPRISES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/17/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 9 Brinker Dr. N., Rensselaer, NY 12144. General Purpose. NOTiCE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name: Kruse Athletics, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 9/30/2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may he served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 6 Westview Rd, Troy, NY 12182. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. MEPPEN SCHUYLER LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/8/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Joshua Meppen, 97 Lord Hill Rd., E. Nassau, NY 12062. General Purpose. MICHAEL’S & CO. BARBERS, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 10/11/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1731 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144. General Purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NEW LEAF CONSULTING SERVICES, Domestic LLC Articles of organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 10/28/13. Office: Renss. Co. SSNY has been designated as agent of said LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 1184 Simons Rd., Castleton, NY 12033. Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABLITY COMPANY (LLC) NAME: ROGER VINCENT CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on October 23, 2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. The Secretary of State of New York is designated as agent of LLC upon whom processes against it may be served. Secretary of State of New York shall mail process to the LLC at 2671 Plank Road, Berlin, New York 12022. Purpose of LLC is to engage in any lawful activity.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Oppenheimer Phillips LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/16/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 100 South Waldron Ln Wynantskill NY 12198. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

PENNY SOCIAL Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton will be holding a Penny Social on Friday, December 13th, at 1:00. There will be over 25 items to choose from, tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Join us for lunch at 12:00 noon, with an entrée of Goulash at a suggested donation of $2.75 for seniors 60 years of age and older. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome, reservations required for lunch by calling 279-3485.

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

CAMBRIDGE HOLIDAY VENDOR FAIR Cambridge Connects 17th Annual Craft, Vendor & Fine Arts Fair will be held this year December 7th at the Cambridge Central School in conjunction with The Cambridge Camber of Commerce’s It’s a Wonderful Life Christmas in Cambridge Celebration. Cambridge Connects is now accepting applications. We always sell out, so don’t hesitate to contact Dawn Case for more information. (518) 677-3959 or

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED Kennel/ vet assistant. P/T for busy progressive veterinary hospital. Weekends and holidays req’d. Exp pref. but will train the right person. Fax resume to: 477-7980 No phone calls please. Needed: Experienced Tree Climber. Good pay. Donovan Tree Service, 10 Brickyard Rd., Mechanicville. 664-3531 Trendy upbeat salon. Comm. or booth rental avail. for an established stylist. Also priv. spa room is avail. for any additional services. Great opportunity for lash specialist, esthetician, or massage therapist. Loc. in East Greenbush. Email previous job history to: Call 518-880-8670

EPIC INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR Candy Rivera Whitehead, from New York State’s Senior Prescription Plan, will join us at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Friday, December 13th, at 1:00 p.m. Candy will be speaking on the updates changes and general information for 2014. Candy will be available for individual and private consultations after the presentation. All Rensselaer County seniors, 60 years of age and older are welcome. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for our noon lunch, please contact the center at 279-3413.

MOMS SHARE WITH MOMS AT BRUNS. CHURCH Brunswick Church is now offering moms with small children a group that can offer support and a safe place to share the joys and challenges of motherhood. The group, known as MOPS, is one of 3,900 around the U.S. and in 35 countries across the globe. The Brunswick Church group meets Wednesday nights from 6:15pm - 7:45pm at the Brunswick Church campus at 42 White Church Lane (off of Rt. 351). Childcare is available. For more information, contact Erin Hvizdak at 279-3792, ext. 18 or email

EBOOKS FOR KIDS FROM YOUR LIBRARY ANYTIME, ANYWHERE Parents know that reading to their children every day is important. In a busy schedule, windows of time may open unexpectedly when there are no books in sight. For parents who have their tablet or device always on them, there’s an easy solution. Troy Public Library now offers TumbleBooks, digital animated, talking picture books that help parents and kids share the joy or reading together in a format kids will love. Comprised of over 300 fiction and nonfiction E-books, the TumbleBooks collection is based on print titles but these books for beginning readers have added animation, sounds, music, and narration. Some stories also include games and activites. TumbleBooks are accessible through the library’s website at, wherever there is an internet connection.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC Rensselaer County ’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, will be holding its monthly blood pressure clinic on Friday, December 13th, at 10:30 with Rensselaer County’s Health Department. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for lunch at noon, for a suggested donation of $2.75 please contact the center at 279-3413. Reservations required for lunch.

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TROY ILIUM LITERARY CLUB MEETING The Troy Ilium Literary Club will be meet at 2 pm at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, Troy on Friday, 12/6/13. Following a brief meeting, the club members will enjoy their annual Christmas Tea. Elizabeth Kasius, accompanied by a clarinetist, will be performing. Guests are welcome to attend.


NEW YORK STATE ANNOUNCES ARBOR DAY POSTER CONTEST Entries Must be Received by December 17, 2013 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens invites fifth graders to showcase their artistic talents and help to increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the annual National Arbor Day Poster Contest. “Trees play a vital role in the lives of New Yorkers and are a vital part of our ecosystem,” Commissioner Martens said. “Whether someone is tapping a maple tree in early spring or relaxing in the shade of a tree on a hot summer day, trees are integral to our quality of life. I encourage fifth graders to join in our celebration of trees by drawing, sketching or painting their favorite trees and showcasing why trees are important in our daily lives.” The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is sponsored by DEC and the Department of Agriculture and Markets. Students are asked to create an original poster depicting this year’s contest theme: “New York’s Forest Where We Live!” The New York State winner will have his or her artwork replicated as the official 2014 New York State Arbor Day bookmark and the winning poster will be presented at the annual Arbor Day Celebration in Albany. Posters must be submitted by December 17, 2013 to allow time for judging and printing of the artwork as part of the celebration of Arbor Day 2014. The contest is open to all students enrolled in the fifth grade. Contest packets can be obtained by contacting Sally Kellogg, DEC’s poster contest coordinator, at (518) 402-9425, or by visiting education/25420.html. Packets include background information, hands-on educational activities and contest rules.

MADE BY HAND INVITATIONAL 2013 The Foundry for Art Design + Culture: Cohoes NY. A one day, juried indoor designer craft market featuring some of the regions most talented artisans offering fine crafted apparel, jewelry, accessories, housewares, paper goods, and more. Perfect event for seasonal gifts! Participating artists include: The Quiet Woods, Forage Restoratives, Crowell Pottery Studio, Tiger Trap Studio, The Little Raggamuffin, Katie Nare Jewelry, Cinderloop, Ali Herrmann, Tiane Novati, Troy Cloth & Paper, Dawn Dishaw Ceramics, Petra Jancovicova, ZOO, Kids Clothing. Saturday, December 7: 11am-5pm : Food : Drink : Music : Free. The event is free, but we are asking for guests to bring one nonperishable food item to benefit Cohoes food pantries.


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Taught by NAMI trained family members of people living with mental illness, this 12 week class incorporates presentations, discussions, exercises and provides critical information and strategies related to care-giving. Designated an Evidence Based Practice by SAMHSA. Sponsored by NAMI Rensselaer County. Begins January 13, 2014, 6—8:30pm - FREE. SUNY School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, NY. To register, contact Pam Slotsky 518-428-0975 or Bonnie Nasca 518-669-0456.

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With the holidays approaching, times are tough for many families. The number of people who need our food pantry’s services continues to rise. We are serving 138 families–400 people—every month. That is a 20% increase over last year. We are continuously amazed by the support of our community. A huge thank you to the wonderful people at Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home who raised a much needed $669 for our food pantry at their bake sale on November 15!! Please help us to keep our shelves stocked through the tough winter months ahead. For more information on how you can help, visit us at Hope 7 Community Center is located at 596 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY. Contact us at 272-8029 or

HELPFUL HOLIDAY HINTS FOR CAREGIVERS Helpful Holiday Hints for Caregivers & Family members of Individuals with Alzheimer’s will be held on Thursday, December 5th, from 1PM to 2PM at Hawthorne Ridge, 30 Community Way in East Greenbush. Learn how to make the busy holiday season a positive experience for you and your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Registration is required. Call 518-867-4999 ext. 200 or email This Free program is made possible thanks to a generous grant from Rensselaer County.

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Tamarac H.S is holding their 2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Night on December 10th from 6PM to 9PM. Crafters welcome, $25 per table. For more information, contact Amber at

MESSAGE FROM THE NASSAU TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE The Nassau Town Clerk’s office would like to extend best wishes to all for a very happy and healthy Holiday Season! For all of our hunters, safety first, good luck and yes, we do sell hunting and fishing licenses at Town Hall. For all dog owners, please remember to license your dogs. Dog licensing is a New York State law and it also insures proper rabies vaccinations and the ability to get a lost dog returned to its owner is much better if they are licensed. 2014 landfill permits are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. We will also be selling landfill permits on Saturday’s at the Transfer Station in December and January between the hours of 10:00AM and 2:00PM. Please note that Town Hall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, as well as Friday the 29th. ~ Sandra L. Rings, Nassau Town Clerk

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SERVICES ELECTRICIAN Specializing in emergency stand by generators. Portable generator A1 SNOWPLOWING & SALTING hook-ups, fuse and breaker panel Res. & Commercial. Insured. upgrades and trenching. Quality Taking new accts. Call 258-4092. work and insured. Dave 221-0231 ADAM’S LANDSCAPING FENCEWORKS Fall clean up. Mow, rake, prune, Dog runs, inground pool yardwork, brush mowing, general packages, yard enclosures & clean-up +rem. free est 283-5753 repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811 ADDITIONS/ GARAGES Free estimates. Fully Quality work. 368-3716


FIREWOOD - SEASONED 1 cord delivered $275. Peter Howard’s Firewood 279-1367

ANIMAL BEDDING Quality pine wood shavings; sold FIREWOOD in bulk by the yard. Del. 817-7161. Seasoned hardwood. Cut, split. Most deliveries $250. 428-2786 APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt FLOORS service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 Floating, hardwood, tile, refinishing. Ins. Free est. 368ATV - MOTORCYCLE - SNOW 3716 MOBILE - BLOWER REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, snow mobiles HANDYMAN , REMODELING & blowers. Only $45/hr. Free oil and Carpentry services. change on any repair over $200. Experienced. Careful attention to 766-6621 detail. Insured. Guaranteed int/ext. work. Call Ernie Mumford AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MILLER’S AUTOMOTIVE, Averill 669-4530 Park (518)674-5222 HANDYMAN 30 years experience. Kitchens, BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL carpentry, plumbing, Travel to your location, Siena baths, electrical, etc. 526-1604 Graduate, 20 yrs exp. 441-2210 HOME CARE SERVICES BUYING GOLD AND SILVER Seniors, children, disabled, Don Cook Jewelers. 286-2665 hospice experience, excellent CHIMNEY CLEANING references, Amy 518-533-3818 Chimney cleaning & repairs, wood stoves installed. Insured, HOME COOK/ MEAL PLANNER experienced. Don Bradley 674- Training, tools, and/ or meals provided for intended weight loss. 2444 Linda 222-9734 CLEAN-OUTS HOUSE CLEANING Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, Holiday special! General cleaning. bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Honest, exp. Jen 727-1505 Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 HOUSE CLEANING Reas. rates, senior discount. COMPUTER EXPERT Affordable computer repairs. I’ll Organizing expert. Marie 441come to you. Over 20 yrs exp. 2960 Tom 469-7029 HOUSE CLEANING Serving Capital District. 25 yrs. COMPUTER SERVICES Excellent Refs. Jill 727-1342 Nassau Computer Repairs, free diagnostics. 931-0035 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. DEBRIS REMOVAL Over 34 yrs local exper. Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068 (518)477-7566 DIVORCE HOUSECLEANING Uncontested papers prepared $349(incl. poor person app) incl. Honest, dependable, excellent gov. fees if poor person app. is references, 25+ years exp. 3200749 appr. 274-0380

JEWELRY REPAIR DRAIN CLEANING Don Cook Jewelers. 286-2665 Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video JOEYJUNK.COM inspections. Emergency service Cleanouts, hauling, attics, b’ment APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 674- garages. Get it done fast for less 0908 cash. Fully ins. 237-JUNK “5865 “ DRIVEWAYS REPAIRED JUNK CARS WANTED Grade, stone, or gravel, before $100-$500 cash. Free pick-up. winter. 755-1134 365-3368 E.I.B. ELECTRIC KITCHEN /BATH REMODELING LIc. & ins., 30 yrs exp, res./comm. AA Season’s Best Painting & 279-3853 Appliances going Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. HAYWIRE? REWIRE. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 729-2445 ELECTRICAL WORK KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Installations & repairs. Quality Quality work, free estimates. work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 Call anytime 368-3716 ELECTRICIAN MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. Home Management Solutions. 25yrs exp., res./comm. Stand by We do it all, no job too small! Call Generac generator. 274-5100 Pat (518) 772-8226

ODD JOBS Shoveling, shopping, cleaning, Dr. appts. etc. Rebecca 428-7778 PAINT 1 room or all. Int/ ext., wallpaper removed. Ins. Free est. 368-3716 PAINTER - PAPER HANGER 30 yrs exp. free est, fully ins. Economical prices Nancy 2484044

PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331 PLUMBING All types of repairs & installations. Drain cleaning. Call 268-9761. Plumbing- Wells Electrical Pipes, wires, pumps my forte. 25+ exper. 24/7 response 674-8480 Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners Authorized service. New & used units, free pickup. Serving area over 35 years. 1- 877-265-8367 Toll free. ROOF All types, quality work, free est., fully insured. (518) 368-3716 ROOF MAINTENANCE No job too small. Fully ins., free est. Holland Roofing 451-9325 ROOF REPAIR Fully insured roofing company. All roof repairs, specializing in slate repair. 505-2215 ROOFING A&J Roofing, shingles, slate, rubber. Fully insured. Free est. (518)283-9094 ROOFING Roofing, siding, windows, doors, basements, plumbing. 268-9764 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

TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749 TUTORING- EXPERIENCED Readng/ K-12, & Special Needs. High school English /Social Studies, test preparation. 2650047 WELDING All types of welding repairs, ornamental, light fabrication. Portable. Rensselaer Welding 477-5200 WELL PUMP SERVICE Residential/commercial, service & repairs (518) 283-2331 WINDOW CLEANING Ken’s Window Cleaning. Fully insured, commercial/ residential 40 year family exp. 766-4975

AMERICAN LEGION TOY DRIVE The American Legion will be holding a Toy Drive for the Rensselaer County Veterans and Family and Youth Services on Dec. 8th. Admission is an unwrapped toy or $5.00 at the door. There will be Fun, Food, Music by Johnny O, and Raffles. We will be Raffling a Sony Play Station4 for $5.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10.00; tickets are available at the post on 111 Main Ave, Wynantskill. The time is 1PM till 5PM. Please come and enjoy the day and help the Veterans and their families. Contact person is Carol Delair at 227-7438 or the Legion at 283-1055.

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Deadline is: Thursday, Dec. 12 at 5pm 674-2841 • CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AT TRINITY The Sunday school children of Trinity Lutheran Church, West Sand Lake, will perform a Christmas pageant ‘’A Night In Bethlehem’’ at the regular worship service on Sunday, December 15th, at the 9:00 a.m. service. The children have been planning this for awhile and we hope you will come and support their effort! Worship is at 9:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church located at the four corners of West Sand Lake and you enter at the road sign ‘’church way’’ on RT 150. You may enter either in the back of the church where one parks or there will be a ramp at the front entrance for anyone handicapped. We also have a wheelchair available in the front hallway of the church. Just ask an usher for assistance. Please call 674-5501 if needed!

ATTENTION: SAND LAKE RESIDENTS TOWN OFFICES CLOSED for HOLIDAY The Sand Lake Town Offices will be closed Thursday, November 28; Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, 2013 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. ~ Thank you, Barbara Biittig - Town Clerk

SEWING MACHINE REPAIR Household/industrial, all makes, tune-ups,parts, supplies 674-8491 SNOW PLOWING Diveways and parking lots. North Greenbush, Wynantskill, Averill Park, West Sand Lake, and surrounding areas. Reliable, plowing since 1989. Aaron St. Onge (518) 283-4013 or (518)461-3227 SNOWBLOWER REPAIR Prompt, guaranteed repairs on most brands incl. Sears. Pkup/del. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 SNOWPLOWING Res or comm, insur. 20% discount w/ contract. Remodels, painting, clean outs, roof/ repairs. 858-2181 STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444

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SAND LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH Come hear the uncompromised Word of God preached by Reverend Samuel Kupeyan. We are so pleased to have a Pastor that is so devoted to God and leading his flock by example. His life is built on the foundation of the Word of God. He has a heart for sharing the Good News and he is a powerful, enthusiastic preacher. Join with us on Sundays at 11:00am to be ministered to and wish Pastor Sam Kupeyan a happy anniversary. Join us for prayer weekly at 6:30pm on Wednesdays to pray for our nation and community followed by our Bible Study at 7:00pm.


• Sunday, Dec. 1 - First Sunday in Advent. Communion. 8:30 am Communion and Worship; No Sunday School today; 10:30 am Worship with choir and organ. Scripture choice: Matthew 24: 36 - 44. Keep alert; watch for what God may do. Professional child care provided. 11:30 am Fellowship hour. Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, is the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Pastor Merry Watters, phone 674-3664, E-mail:

GOOD FOOD IDEAS Rensselaer County’s Cooperative Extension will be on hand Wednesday, December 4th, at 11AM, at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton for our monthly Good Food Ideas cooking demonstration. This month’s topic will be “Gifts from the Kitchen”. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Please join us for lunch at noon, Baked Meatloaf w/ Gravy, Fluffy Potatoes, Whole Baby Carrots, White Bread, and Fresh Fruit for dessert. Our nutritious meals are provided Monday through Friday to all Rensselaer County seniors 60 years and older for a suggested donation of $2.75. Reservation for lunch required, please call 279-3485.


The wife played by Nancy Hammell of Old Chatham shares secrets with the mistress of her husband’s best friend played by Kelsy Nevins of Stillwater. Sand Lake Center for the Arts-Circle Theatre Players presents “Don’t Dress for Dinner”. This popular production, written by Mark Camoletti, directed by Sky Vogel, takes you to the French countryside where the cast and crew will dish up a saucy, fun farce that has more twists and turns than a corkscrew. Opening night is Nov 29, with performances continuing Nov 30, Dec 5, 6, 7, at 8 pm; and Sunday, Dec 1 and 8, at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $16 adults, $10 students under 18. Reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, and has plenty of free parking.

SAND LAKE HOLIDAY PARADE The holiday season is just around the corner and the Sand Lake Emergency Services would like to invite you to help us celebrate! We will be holding our Annual Holiday Parade on Friday, December 6th. The parade will begin at 7pm, and will be followed be a Tree Lighting and other Holiday activities at Butler Park, located on Gettle Road (provided by the Sand Lake Youth Department). If you are interested in participating in this year’s float based parade, or would like more information, contact Barbara Glasser at or 470-8221 for a registration form by November 29th.

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

ADULT BIBLE STUDY First Baptist Church of East Poestenkill announces an Adult Bible study featuring the basics for beginners and the particulars for the practiced. All are welcome to meet in the parsonage next to the church at 7:00PM on Tuesdays. The church is located at 12 Legenbauer Road, just off Plank Road in East Poestenkill. For more information or directions, call Valerie or Pastor Waugh at 283-5186, or check out our website at

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CAPITAL DISTRICT CLEAN COMMUNITIES LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition is excited to announce the launch of their new, dynamic and interactive website. The website provides information and resources to fleet managers and private consumers on alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technologies. Capital District Clean Communities is part of the Clean Cities initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. It is hosted by the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) in Albany. The Clean Cities program marked a major milestone in 2013, celebrating 20 years of progress in cutting petroleum use in transportation. Through the work of local coalitions across the country, Clean Cities has worked for two decades to advance the deployment of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, fuel economy improvements, idle-reduction measures, and new technologies as they emerge. Cumulatively, the program has displaced over 4 billion gallons of petroleum since its inception in 1993. “Clean Communities is a great program, and CDTC is proud to host these efforts. The growth in alternate fuel vehicles and alternate fuel technologies has been tremendous, and it will continue. Clean Communities plays a lead role in encouraging this growth by going right to the users of the technology, and providing them with up-to-date and practical assistance.” The new design of the website provides a more interactive experience for users looking to gain information on alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Not only does the website provide users with up-to-date coalition news and events, it also allows people to locate alternative fuel stations, compare vehicle costs, and connect fleet managers and private consumers with other tools that assist in petroleum reduction in the Capital Region. The new website includes a Project Gallery to showcase coalition members’ projects, links to alternative fuel funding opportunities and information on how to become a member. Clean Cities advances the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. The Capital District Clean Communities Coalition includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Fulton, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties. Coalition activities and outreach annually displace about 1 million gallons of petroleum in the Greater Capital Region.


Donate any new, unused, and unwrapped toys. Drop them off at the station (458 North Greenbush Rd.) between business hours. All donations will be distributed with the help of Michael J. Kehn, departed brother of Averill Park Fire Department, local PBA’s, and Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club. Donations will be accepted until December 14th.

DEC ANNOUNCES DEADLINE EXT. FOR WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS New Application Deadline is December 13. Grants Will Help Fund Projects to Improve Water Quality, Reduce Polluted Runoff and Restore Natural Habitats in NY. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced that the agency has extended the deadline to apply for $45 million in grants for Water Quality Improvement Projects (WQIPs) through December 13, 2013. The WQIP program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program for projects that improve water quality, reduce polluted runoff and restore habitat in New York’s bodies of water. Recipients can be reimbursed 75 percent to 85 percent of the project costs, depending on the type of project. Municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and notfor-profit corporations are eligible to apply for funding. Funding will be available for projects that focus on: • Municipal wastewater treatment • Polluted runoff abatement and control from non-farm sources • Aquatic habitat restoration Application materials for Water Quality Improvement Projects are available for download on DEC’s website at http:// Application materials are also available by calling (518) 402-8267. All project applications must be postmarked by December 13, 2013.

AIRMAN WILKINSON GRADUATES BASIC TRAINING Air Force Airman Avery M. Wilkinson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Wilkinson is the son of Tara Walker of Cohoes and grandson of Gail Hansen of Wynantskill. He is a 2012 graduate of the La Salle Institute, Troy.


Cars on consignment, call for details. We buy cars. 286-3350

Open Saturdays 8:30-noon (for tire sales and service only) until December 7th. After December 7th, we’ll be open Saturdays 8:30-noon by appointment only (for tires only) M-F 8:30-5pm • Now Open Sat 8:30-noon for tires only

PUPPET PEOPLE TO PERFORM “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” The Puppet People will perform “A Christmas Carol” at the Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street on Saturday, December 14th, at 1PM at the Main Library. This puppet spectacular features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a professional soundtrack including many holiday favorites. This show is sure to please. For children ages 4 and up. This program is sponsored by a grant from Stewart’s Shops.

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop (1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets) will be open on Saturday, November 30th, from 9AM to 2PM. The staff will be taking time off for Thanksgiving Day and wishes a blessed Thanksgiving to all, most especially our customers and donors. The shop features household items, clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books, toys, games, furniture, handicapped equipment, and many one-of-a-kind items. The year-round Christmas room is overflowing! The Thrift Shop is on the CDTA Busline #214, is handicappedaccessible and can be entered from the parking lot behind the building. Learn more at thriftshop.


AND CHRISTMAS PARTY The Town of North Greenbush is having its Annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Party with Santa on Friday, December 6, 2013, at 6:30PM at Town Hall. Please join us for a night of fun & games!

TOYS FOR TOTS DROP-OFF SITE Eastwyck Village in North Greenbush is a drop off location for Toys For Tots. Please drop off a new, unwrapped gift to our Clubhouse located at 1 Eastwyck Circle, Rensselaer, NY 12144 or call 874-1638.

RED MILL SCHOOL VENDOR/ CRAFT FAIR The Red Mill School will hold a Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 8AM - 2PM. One Stop Holiday Shopping! Jewelry ~ Accessories ~ Purses ~ Candles ~ Make-Up ~ Baked Goods ~ Homemade crafts ~ AND MUCH MORE! The fair will be held at 225 McCullough Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Email for details ~

Santa will be visiting the BestLuther Fire House on Sunday, December 1st, at 1PM. Let Santa know what you want for Christmas. There will be a gift from Santa and refreshments. Best-Luther Fire Department is located at 303 Old Best Road.

GINGERBREAD FUN Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to a Gingerbread Fun program at the Troy Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Second Street on Tuesday, December 3rd, from 4:30 to 5:30PM. Children will decorate cookies and make winter scarves. Refreshments will be served. This program is free. Please register at 274-7071 or online at

HENDRICK HUDSON MALE CHORUS CONCERT The Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus will be performing their Annual Holiday Concert on December 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Congregational UCC Church at Clinton Heights, 221 Columbia Turnpike, next to the E. Greenbush Town Hall. Tickets are $10 and may be obtained at the door. The church is handicap accessible on the side entrance at Fellowship Hall.

Pet Adoption of the Week ELLEN 10 month old spayed female. Current on vaccines. Great with other dogs. If you would like to meet Ellen to possibly adopt her, Call Sherry at 393-0755

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It’s Silver Saturday We wide selection We have a have widea selection of of Nicole Barr silver & enamel Nicole Barr silver & enamel jewelry & Zable charms jewelry & Zable charms

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24th ANNUAL ADVENT CONCERT IN LANSINGBURGH The 24th Annual Advent Concert will be held on December 7, 2013 at 7PM. The 30 member choir is made up of members of several Lansingburgh area congregations. A free will offering will be taken to benefit TAUM Furniture Program (locally) and the Philippine Relief Efforts. An evening of Advent music will be followed by refreshments. The concert will be held at the Cornerstone Community Church, 570 Third Avenue in Lansingburgh. The church is handicap accessible. All are invited to attend.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY COOP ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS Are you interested in purchasing a wide variety of Gluten and dairy-free products, grains, coffee, tea, bulk organic nuts, baking supplies or spices? If so, you may enjoy becoming a member of our community buying club. By doing so, you support your local community, get to know your neighbors, and get great access to natural and organic products without driving all the way to Albany to shop. Our group orders on a monthly basis from United Natural Foods and Frontier National Products companies. Currently, 10 families participate and we are looking for a few more members to join our group. The monthly job is simple: roll out of bed early every 4th Saturday to meet the delivery truck at the Grafton Community Library on Rt. 2 in Grafton, help unload and divide the members products and gather up your order that you placed on-line 1 week prior. It usually takes less than an hour. Our coop also has access to personal care items, cleaning products and pet supplies. Also, we can introduce you to the local farm community. If you have family, buying in bulk is a great way to get your products economically. Members can share products that are available only in bulk through our order splitting process. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Maureen Gallagher, Coordinator Grafton Community Coop at 518-2791498.

The Rensselaer County Historical Society and the Van Rensselaer Garden Club present the 57th Annual Greens Show, December 5 - 8, 2013, noon to 5:00pm. The Greens Show is a Troy holiday tradition that transforms the Hart-Cluett House into a unique showcase decorated with fresh greens and flowers. This year’s inspiration, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, draws on the 190th anniversary of the first publication of the classic holiday poem in the Troy Sentinel on December 23, 1823. Highlights include: • Thursday, December 5, 5:00-8:00pm, COMMUNITY NIGHT - Enjoy FREE admission, crafts for the kids, story time and a visit with Santa. • Friday, December 6, 5:30-8:00pm, CANDLELIGHT TOURS - Guided tours of the house illuminated by candlelight. $10 per person. Reservations necessary. • Saturday, December 7, 10:30-11:30am, A MORNING WITH SANTA - Bring the family to the Greens Show and add sweetness to your holiday when you decorate a large homemade gingerbread cookie. Enjoy story time under the Christmas Tree and bring your camera to snap your photo with Santa. $30 per family up to 4 people, includes 2 cookies. Reservations necessary. COST: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children over 4, FREE For children under 4. Some programs have special pricing. RESERVATIONS: Call 518-272-7232 x11

CRAFT DAY Rensselaer County ’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton October craft class will be Wednesday, December 18th, with another fantastic craft, sponsored by the Everett Wagar Senior Center. Join us for a fun-filled hour and leave with a seasonal decoration for your home, all materials will be supplied. Please join us for a nutritious lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $2.75. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome, reservations are required for lunch and appreciated for crafts. Call 279-3413.

SEE YOU AT THE BOOK NOOK The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish is brimming with Christmas! Located on Hillview Drive in Speigletown, we are open Saturday morning, December 7th and the 21st, from 9:00 am until noon. Our shelves are loaded with beautiful books, which would make great gifts for any age. We have the latest novels by the most popular authors in both hard cover and paperback. Large print books, young adult and children’s books, CD’s, DVD’s, cookbooks, romance novels, religious and selfhelp, any of these items make great Christmas gifts. Please stop by and do some of your Christmas shopping with us. Thanks for your continued support and see you at the Book Nook!

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Poultry • Hrs: Sales Valid 11/26-12/5 •1195 Main Ave., Wynantskill Smoked & Fresh Meats & Sales M-F 10-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3 • Valid 10/25-10/31

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4 Bench Jewelers on Premises Open Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 9-3; (Never on Sunday)

1629 Columbia Turnpike, Schodack

477-6555 EAST GREENBUSH APPLIANCE AMNESTY WEEK (By Appointment only) Appliance Amnesty is a program where residents of East Greenbush may participate in having unwanted metal appliances removed from the curbside. Monday, December 9th 2013 – Friday, December 13th, 2013, has been set aside for this purpose. Appliances will be removed free of charge by appointment only. Please schedule your appointment the week of December 2nd by calling the Public Works Office @ 477-6103. The following guidelines have been proposed. • Residents must make an appointment to have their appliances picked up. • Appliances should be place at curbside the night before the scheduled pick up. • Refrigerator doors must be removed. • Metal appliances only. Microwaves and toaster ovens, etc. will not be accepted. If for any reason you are unable to keep your appointment, please call the Department of Public Works to cancel or reschedule. In the event of a snowstorm, please do not set youre appliances at the curb. Alternative pick-up dates and arrangements will be made. Thank you for your cooperation, Department of Public Works

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE OF TROY SEEKING NEW MEMBERS The Marine Corps League of Troy, NY is currently looking for new members. Come join and stay in touch with fellow Marines. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at: Military Order of Purple Hearts, 121st & 3rd Avenue, Troy, NY 12182. Check us out on the web at: “SEMPER FI”

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