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Seventh 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!

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As you’ve been making your list and checking it twice, the gals at the Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop have been trimming the trees and setting out all the Christmas goodies! The shop is jam packed with home decor and gift items from over 400 vendors and select local artists, including Yankee Candles, Willow Tree angels and Jim Shore Figurines just to name a few. The displays throughout the shop are ar-

SACRED HEART SCHOOL AND PARISH ANNUAL GIVING TREE Members of the Sacred Heart School and Parish erected the tree within the main hallway and the children decorated it with ornaments highlighting the specific needs of many people for Christmas. Parish and school families are asked to select one or more of the colorful ornaments and then shop for that item. They then wrap the gift and use that same ornament as a gift tag, returning it under the tree. The school children further support this effort by donating an ageappropriate toy that someone their age would mostly likely enjoy. Those donations will be used to “fill in the gaps” that often arise. Special helpers will then separate and deliver them to their special people. It is hoped that this little thing will be a BIG one in that person’s life.

VILLAGE HOLIDAY 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.

ranged completely by theme, color and category to make your shopping stress free. Owner Patti Varga was excited to celebrate their 20th year in business this past October and says that her vast selection of gift-ware and cards in all price ranges has kept customers coming back over and over again all these years. “No matter who they need to shop for or what the occasion might be, our customers know we will have the perfect gift, and that our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help with suggestions for even the hardest to buy for person on their list!” They also offer a gift registry, gift receipts, free gift wrapping and free layaway to ensure your satisfaction. The Cross Eyed Owl is located at 3143 Route 9 in Valatie, just north of Golden Harvest Farm. They are open extended hours for the holidays: Monday-Saturday from 10:00-8:00, and Sundays from noon to 5:00. For more information, please call 518758-6755 or visit the website: You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

AUTHORIZED STATEMENT FROM RENSS.CO. EXEC. KATHLEEN M. JIMINO RE: Adoption of 2014 County Budget “This budget protects our taxpayers and the vital local services we provide including those to pave, plow and patrol our streets, as well as fund our senior and veterans programs, all the while meeting the overwhelming demand of the state and federally mandated expenses thrust upon us,” stated Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino. “In spite of those increased mandated costs placed on us, this collaborative effort with the County Legislature to develop a budget that falls well below the 2% tax cap is a budget I feel we can be proud of.”

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RETIREMENT FAREWELL TO REV. JAMES HULIHAN Rev. Jim Hulihan will retire as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, West Sand Lake and the Gilead Lutheran Church of Center Brunswick as of the end of the year. A special “Farewell and Godspeed” service will be held at both Trinity at 9:00 a.m., and Gilead at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at both churches on December 22nd. There will be a coffee hour after the 9:00 a.m. at Trinity and a luncheon at Gilead following the 11:00 a.m. service. All are invited to both receptions. Rev. Hulihan will also be completing 40 years of service in the ministry. Rev. Charles Schwartz, Dean of the Hudson-Mohawk Conference, will be leading the service at both churches. Both churches are handicapped accessible. Pastor Jim has served us well, so won’t you come and give him your personal blessings!

ARMY 2nd LT. WARNER GRADUATES BASIC OFFICER LEADER COURSE Army 2nd Lt. Paul C. Warner has graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The course is designed to produce physically fit, competent, and confident infantry platoon leaders who are proficient in basic infantry skills. Lieutenants learn adaptive skills and to train and lead soldiers in infantry platoons to accomplish mission objectives in any environment. Combat arms tactics covered in the course include tactical doctrine and operations, air assault operations, military operations on urban terrain, and field training exercises. Officers also learn artillery, engineer, and nuclear, biological, and chemical operations. Warner is the son of Monica and George Warner of Castleton. He is a 2007 graduate of Maple Hill High School, Schodack. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Baylor University, Waco, Texas.



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Army National Guard Spec. Christopher T. Simmons has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Simmons is the son of Allen and Eulalin Simmons of Radcliff, KY. He is a 2007 graduate of Columbia High School, East Greenbush, NY. He received a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

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Federal officials announced a water treatment system at the Loeffel toxic waste site is nearing completion, and that an agreement has been reached with responsible parties for continued study of contamination in the area. A new water treatment system for the collection and treatment of liquid seeping from the landfill and groundwater is nearing completion and expected to begin operations in January 2014. The new treatment system will help protect local groundwater resources, and also reduce truck trips to the site, and partly alleviate local traffic and safety concerns. The agreement for study of contamination involves General Electric and the SI Group, formerly Schenectady Chemical. The study will assess long-term options for remediation under the landfill, and review of potential remediation of ponds and streams affected by the contamination. GE and Schenectady Chemical are among the parties responsible for the Loeffel issue. “We are encouraged the federal government and the Environmental Protection Agency are maintaining their focus on the Loeffel site and continuing to monitor and in some cases improve clean-up efforts. Sadly, this contamination has been present for 50 years, so any progress is welcomed by residents,” said Legislator Alex Shannon, who serves as chair of the Legislature’s Environment Committee. “Our goal is still a comprehensive clean-up of this long-standing blight. We look forward to any opportunity to continue working with the federal government and those responsible to correct this environmental problem. We want to see remediation efforts being moved further and faster,” added Legislator Judith Breselor, a member of the Legislature’s Environment Committee. “Much of this progress is the result of a concerted effort by residents, local officials and county officials to keep the focus and pressure on cleaning up the Loeffel site and correcting this environmental problem. As legislators, we are committed to continuing this partnership,” said Chairman of the Legislature Martin Reid.

On Tuesday, November 27, 2013, Troop 525 welcomed Anthony Pastizzo into its ranks. Anthony received the highest award available to Cub and Webelo scouts, the Arrow of Light, and crossed the scouting bridge into Boy Scouting. He was welcomed into the troop by Scoutmaster Scott Cocca and the troop members. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pastizzo of West Sand Lake. The Scouts in troop 525 are very happy to welcome Anthony into Boy Scouting.

TVHS STUDENTS SEND PRESENTS OVERSEAS Tech Valley High School® students are helping the less fortunate a world away this Holiday season. Students this week prepared gift boxes for the less fortunate in developing countries. The boxes were then shipped off to Operation Christmas Child by teacher Sophia Hsia. The boxes included crayons, pencils, small toys, hacky-sacks and other items that could fit in a show box. In total, five boxes were assembled and wrapped, said Hsia. Each box also included a hand-made card by the students in Hsia’s advisory. The presents were wrapped and shipped to Operation Christmas Child, which ships the presents around the world. “The kids were really excited to help their less fortunate peers,” said Hsia.

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Help us create Christmas Eve magic in Sand Lake with a beautiful luminaire display! The neighbors on Routes 66 & 43, along with our friends on Shumann Rd, will be having our annual luminaire display on Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th). As you are out and about this Christmas Eve, please drive down our roads and enjoy the display. The lighting of the luminaire candles commences around 7:00 pm and will end when the candles burn out (or however long the weather permits). We are eager to increase the size of our display. If you live, or own a business, along Route 66 or Route 43 in Sand Lake or Averill Park, please join us by lighting luminaries along the roads. For more information (or supplies), please contact Dawn or Bruce at 674-5210 or by email at Please help us make Lights in Sand Lake an event to remember!

Youth age 5-18 and their family, interested in learning about 4–H in Rensselaer County, are invited to 4-H Winter Fair on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, from 6:30-8 pm at Salem United Methodist Church, WSL. Come and talk with 4-H’ers, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff, and county 4-H club leaders. In addition, complete a recycled craft project, make a holiday card for a veteran at the VA Hospital and enjoy snacks with us! We are also collecting food for a local food pantry. For more information, please contact Rensselaer County CCE 4-H at 272-4210.

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WITNESS TO THE TRUE MARKS OF THE SEASON On Sunday, December 15, 2013, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will focus on the text of Matthew 12:2-11 where John the Baptist, in prison, sends his followers to inquire as to whether or not Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah. Jesus responds saying “Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me” and pointing to the true marks of his presence in his acts of healing and preaching the good news to the poor. In the sermon, the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will place attention on how our “Witness to The True Marks of The Season” will fill us with the good news of Christ; and yield the hope, joy, love, and peace that are evident in his presence. The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. at 43 Church Street (Route 20), one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. Following the Advent Wreath Candle Lighting, the Sunday School will present their Christmas Pageant, host a gathering with food and fellowship when we’ll sing Happy Birthday Jesus. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church begins worship at 9 a.m. where Church Street meets Route 9J, one half mile south of the only traffic (caution) light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant. The annual Mitten Tree to collect mittens, gloves, scarves etc for children in Columbia County who need these items to keep warm and enjoy the Winter Season is in place for your additions.

RENSSELAER SOUTH END NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION The meeting of the Rensselaer South End Neighborhood Association will be held December 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus located at 200 East St. There will be no guest speaker, just a regular meeting to discuss whatever the residents want. Hope to see familiar faces and new ones. Bring a Neighbor! ~ Marion Webber 1st Ward, Jim Van Vorst 2nd Ward, Phil Elacqua 3rd Ward, Gretchen Poole 4th Ward

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St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7, directly off Route 150 in East Schodack, NY invites you join us over the Advent/Christmas season and meet our new minister, Amanda Nesvold. Nesvold will serve at St. Stephen’s Church, East Schodack and Trinity Lutheran in Castleton. Pastor Amanda Nesvold began leading worship at the St. Stephen’s in late September. A recent graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, she holds a BA in Church Music from Wartburg College in Iowa. Her seminary internship year was spent at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Easton, PA, where she had opportunities to lead many Christian education events for children and adults, run Vacation Bible School, participate in, plan, and help lead outreach ministry events, and experiment with different worship styles. She has chaperoned youth trips to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in New Orleans and Camp Crossroads in New Jersey. She is excited to minister to all God’s children in all their needs, wherever they are on their journey of faith. Come visit us and welcome Pastor Nesvold to town. St. Stephen’s normal Sunday Worship service takes place at 11 am. Our Sunday, December 15th service will take place in conjunction with Trinity Lutheran at their church on Scott Avenue in Castleton where we will celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent with a combined worship service and Sunday School pageant at 10 am.


Junior League of Troy volunteer Heather Silvernail shares reading tips with a family at the Junior League of Troy ‘Family Reading Day’ held November 30 at the Troy Public Library.

The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church is hosting a Christmas Party for children on Saturday December 14th. The party will be from 2PM to 4PM. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy. There will be crafts, games, Christmas music and food. Crafts will start at 2PM. For more information, call the church office at 273-6859.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 525 WREATH SALE B oy Scout Troop 525 will be selling wreaths and other holiday greens at Stewart’s in West Sand Lake from 8AM until 4PM on Sunday, December 15th .

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop (1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets) will be open on Thursdays from 3PM to 6PM; and on Saturday, December 14th, from 9AM to 2PM. In over 5000 square feet of space, the shop features clothing for all sizes and ages (many name brands, very reasonable prices), books, toys, games, housewares, glasses, dishes, 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 F a c e b o o k . c o m / Redeemerthriftshop.

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NASSAU HISTORY BOOK SIGNING The final book signing event of the year for the new local history book “Nassau” will take place Sunday, December 15th, at the Nassau Country Value Agway on Route 20. Author Kurt Vincent will be on hand to sign and dedicate copies of his book from 10 am to 2 pm. With over 200 photographs and captions, the book shows Nassau and the surrounding area through period photos from the 1880s through the 1970s. Additionally, a video presentation of some of the photos that did not make the book will be on display. Stop by to talk about “old Nassau” and have a cup of mulled cider and a cookie.

“THE SECRET OF SNOWFLAKE COUNTY” A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL On Saturday, December 14th, at 2:00PM; and Sunday at 4:00PM, the First United Methodist Church, Gilligan Road, E. Greenbush is hosting this special children’s musical. With dancing angels and tap dancing wisemen, and other crazy entertainment, the Christmas season is celebrated in delight! Bring your family and friends to share this free story and to share the fun. 477-9693

Q.U.I.L.T. MEETING Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Friday, December 13, 2013, at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY. The general meeting starts at 9:45 AM; doors open at 9:15. There will be no visitor donation for this meeting. This is our Holiday meeting and we will have a gift and cookie exchange, giant show and share, and the 2013 Program Chair Challenge Finish ANY UFO quilt project. Winners will be picked by Viewers choice vote. Top 3 will receive prizes. Please come and see all the wonderful items our members have made as gifts for their families and friends. For information, call (393-2284) or check our website (

NY ARMY NAT’L GUARD SOLDIERS RECEIVE NEW RANK, NEW RESPONSIBILITIES New York Army National Guard Announces Soldier Promotions Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Maldonado Domena from Troy, and serving with the 442nd Military Police Company is promoted to the rank of Private. Martin Dinan from Wynantskill, and serving with the 53rd Digital Liaison is promoted to the rank of Colonel. Timothy Kelly from Averill Park, and serving with the Company B, 2-108th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Private. Steven Miller from Schodack, and serving with the Company C, 1-69th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Private. John Batsios from Nassau, and serving with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of Specialist. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit or

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 icefishing. Snowshoe rentals are available through the winter. Contact the Center at 658-2055 or visit our website at for a complete schedule of our winter events.

DESPERATE IN THE TOWN OF SCHODACKPART 1 Letter to the Editor: Schodack residents are very aware of the fact that the Town of Schodack does not have enough business revenue to offset the cost of the Schodack schools. The school taxes have become so high that residents are trying to sell their homes while the School Board grapples with finding ways to cut costs and still retain programs. Coming up with logical, reasonable, and proven-to-work ideas to prevent increased school taxes, limited by the cap, is challenging at best. However, bad ideas from School Board members can be deadly. Therefore, you can imagine how amazed I was to read that one of our current School Board members is now advocating that the Town of Schodack resort to having a casino located within our borders in order to increase our school funding. I really doubt that Paul Puccio did any research on the impact that such a casino would have on our community. I would have thought that the lesson “taking money is not always as great as it seems” would have been driven home to everyone by what the NYS Education Department is going through for having taken federal money in exchange for being the second state to align their tests with the Common Core. Additionally, it is this same Education Department that sent me out to the western part of the state several years ago to speak in schools. As part of this tour, I was sent to the Salamanca Seneca casino area to give a presentation to their local school. Arriving during the day, it appeared to be a typical small community. However, as I entered my hotel after dinner that night, I was sternly warned to lock myself in my room overnight and to not come out because gamblers that lose money at casinos have a tendency to prowl at night looking for people and guests to rob for their money. I can truthfully tell you that despite how warm and welcoming the school staff was in that area, I could not wait to leave a place where I now did not feel safe. I doubt that this is what we want to happen to our community. A lot of research would have to be done before a project of this nature could even be undertaken, not a gut response. Even then, I doubt that any research could provide an accurate picture of how much of an impact would incur to the people and assets of our community by the unbridled greed of possible gamblers. Surely, It is better to be safe than sorry; it is better to maintain a community that is safe for residents, especially our children, than to have casino money. I hope that Paul and the rest of our School Board can come up with better solutions to our financing problems than a casino in Schodack. If not, we are in even more trouble than we were before. ~ Diane Knight, Retired Educator Editors Note: The above article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of the Editor or the Staff of THE ADVERTISER, and for all intents and purposes is impossible to verify the truth and veracity of its contents.

LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH Jesus is Lord. That is the great confession of the Church. The Lord God who have Ten Words to Moses on Mount Sinai is the Lord God who was born in Bethlehem and died on Mount Calvary. The Lord God who promised a restoration to Jacob’s fortunes is the Lord God who poured out His Spirit in order to restore man’s fortunes with God. Join us this Sunday at Love Lutheran Church as Pastor Henry shows us through the words of Moses that “Jesus is Lord,” a sermon based on Exodus 3: 1-6, 13-15. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Worship begins at 10 AM. Please go to our NEW Website – for more information and directions, or call 477-8685.

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Payton Fink, of Rensselaer, was the lucky winner of the authentic American Girl Doll of the year 2013, “Caroline”. Mary Lou Knox, President of the Friends of Rensselaer Public Library presented the doll to Payton on 11/5/2013 after the close of the Friends annual Election Day baked goods sale. The doll was donated to the Friends of the Rensselaer Public Library by the American Girl Company after Mary Lou Knox wrote to the company to ask for their help in financing programs at this “little gem” in the heart of the city. The Friends sold chances all summer at the Music in the Park concerts and on Election Day at the annual baked goods sale. Payton lives with her Mom and Dad, Bernadette and Bob and her twin brother Robbie. Bob is a lifelong resident of the city. Bernadette, originally from New York City, has been here for 7 years and can be found in the cafeteria at the Rensselaer Public School where she works. Payton was very excited to receive her prize and could hardly wait to check out all of the beautiful, handmade outfits and accessories for “Caroline”. The Friends of the Rensselaer Public Library would like to extend sincere appreciation to the American Girl Charitable Donations Committee and all who supported their raffle and ultimately the programs that the Rensselaer Public Library presents.

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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.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS NEEDED for WUFSD STRATEGIC PLANNING COMM. The Wynantskill UFS district is seeking parents and community members interested in being a part of a Strategic Planning Committee. The committee will identify issues facing the school district and develop action plans as part of a deliberative process toward planned and intended outcomes. If interested or to learn more, please e-mail Superintendent Lee Bordick at or call his office at 283-4600 ext. 14.

CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP! • Sunday, Dec. 15 - Third Sunday in Advent. Heifer Offering Theme: God works through surprising reversals of our expectations. 8:30am Communion and Worship; 9:15am Sunday School; 10:30am Worship with choir and organ. Scripture Choice: Matthew 11:1-11. (John the Baptist 2) Professional child care provided. 11:30 am Christmas Pageant presented by the Sunday School. 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:

HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ADVENT & CHRISTMAS Hanging of the Greens: A special worship service highlighting the significance that symbols of the season have for Christians. The children will sing and help lead the morning service (Sunday, December 15th, at 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.) Live Nativity: Come see and hear the story of Jesus’ birth according to Luke, complete with live animals. Two performances on the front lawn. Sunday, December 22nd, at 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Kids’ Christmas Eve Worship: Hope’s service for little ones and their families will feature special music from our kids. The creche will be set-up as the children listen to the story. There will be carols and the service will last about 40 minutes. December 24th at 4:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Communion: A quiet, meditative service of scripture, song, prayer and Holy Communion. Brief homily. Dessert & fellowship precede the service. Tuesday, December 24th. Dessert at 10:30 p.m. Worship at 11:00 p.m. Hope UMC is located at the corner of Garfield Road and Route 2 in Eagle Mills (Town of Brunswick). For information, call 518.279.1403.

ST. PAUL’S TUESDAYS AT NOON CONCERTS PRESENTS... On December 17th, Tuesdays at Noon Concerts presents St. Paul’s own talents in music for the season: choir and soloists, an instrumental, horn/organ duo, and the current and emeritus organist/choirmasters. The 45-minute concert takes place at 12 pm at St. Paul’s Church, Third and State Streets in downtown Troy. Among the selections to be heard are: MUSIC FOR ADVENT: Works of Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude: Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme, BWV 645 Chorale: Sleepers, Wake! BWV 140 (P. 61 Hymnal); Chorale Prelude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 Chorale: Savior of the Nations, Come; Chorale Prelude: Werde munter, mein Gemüte BWV 1118; Chorale: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring; O Come, Divine Messiah, (16th Century); A Spotless Rose, Herbert Howells; Sonata for Horn and Organ, Arcangelo Corelli MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS: The Shepherds Sing (Hodie), Ralph Vaughan Williams; Transeamus Usque Bethlehem, Joseph Schnabel; Whence Comes This Rush Of Wings, Brian Hoffman; Gloria (Missa ad Praesepe), George Malcolm Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy a musical break from your busy day. The church is handicapped-accessible. Tuesdays at Noon concerts are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, go to .



Happy Holiday season to all. The next meeting of the Friends of the Rensselaer Public Library will take place at the library in the conference room at 6:30 pm on Dec. 19th. This will be a rather informal meeting with a cookie exchange. Those who would like to should bring two dozen cookies and we will all go home with two dozen other cookies. We will also have some dessert and drinks to enjoy during our informal meeting. On Saturday, Dec. 14th, at 1:00 pm there will be the annual make your own gingerbread house with the children. Volunteers are needed for this fun and very creative event from about 12:40 pm to about 2:15 pm.

The Counseling Center at Averill Park High School welcomes your participation at our Financial Aid Information Evening. This Information Evening is designed to assist students and parents in understanding the financial aid process, related forms, and actual financial awards. Come and join us on Wednesday, January 8th, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School cafeteria (snowdate, January 9th). If you are interested in attending, please call the Counseling Center at (518) 674-7025 or contact Jennifer Dobert at

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CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY The So. Schodack Vol. Fire Company and The Ladies’ Auxiliary want you to be a part of a Children’s Christmas Party. Infants and children (parents, too!) up to the age of 10 years are invited. Admission is FREE. The place to be - So. Schodack Firehouse, Bame Road, Castleton. Discover the Magic of Christmas with Cheer and Ho! Ho! And Music fills the air! The date is Saturday, December 14th ~ Doors open at 12:30PM ~ Entertainment at 1PM ~ Refreshments available. Santa arrives at 2PM! Presents, Oh Wow! Fun for All!

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St. John’s Episcopal Church on First St. in Troy welcomes you to its annual ST. NICHOLAS FAIR on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Fragrant balsam wreaths, budget-friendly gift baskets, locally handmade ornaments, baked goods, used books, jewelry, tea room, gift card auction, $250 grocery raffle, pancakes 8–10 (free with canned or monetary donation to St. John’s Food Pantry), soups & sammies 11–1. Children’s storytime with St. Nicholas at 10, plus special children’s Magi Gift Shop. Also featuring beautiful artwork from Haiti. Thrift Shop open 9–12 noon. Something for everyone in the true spirit of the season! Corner of First & Liberty, Troy—the brownstone church, one block south of Sage Colleges. Free and open to the public. 274-5884.

LIVE NATIVITY Hope United Methodist Church, 566 Brunswick Road, corner of Garfield Rd & RT 2 will hold a Live Nativity on Sunday, December 22nd. Our Gift to You ~ No Charge ~ No Donations. Enactments at 5PM and 6PM. Refreshments following each ~ Dress Warmly!

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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!

Drop off the gifts & wrapping paper with a list of what paper goes with which gift & for just $20 I will have them ready to go! For just $30 I will pick up & deliver them to you! 478-4863 or

HEY KIDS! Santa’s on his way. Santa will be at the Brunswick Community Center on Keyes Lane, Brunswick on December 15th from 1PM till 4PM. Gifts and refreshments for all. Bring your camera if you wish to have a picture taken on Santa’s lap. All this fun! NO cost. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by the Brunswick Community Assistance Aux.

2014 NORTH GREENBUSH HISTORICAL CALENDAR AVAILABLE 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

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 766-5166.

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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS THAT HELP ANIMALS The Hudson Mohawk Humane Society website, mohawkhumane, has numerous gift options for your friends and family that all benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. The 2014 Cutest Pets Photo Calendar makes a great holiday gift that keeps giving all year long. Order John Norton’s photo book of MHHS dogs, That Time I Needed Love. The Recipes to the Rescue cookbook benefits the Save-a-Bull Program. Give a gift in honor of a friend or relative. Sponsor a kennel to honor a loved one who already has everything. All of these choices are available on our special gifts page. Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is located at 3 Oakland Avenue (just off Broadway) in Menands. Our phone number is 434-8128.

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST BUFFET The VFW Post 7338, located on Hays Road in East Greenbush will host a Pancake Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, December 15th, from 9AM to 12Noon. Menu: Buttermilk Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, French toast, Homefries, Bacon, Sausage, Toast, Sliced Peaches, Coffee, Tea, Water and Juice. Cost: Adults $8.00; Children 6 to 12 $5.00; and Children under 5 free. The VFW is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans, their Families and the community.

RENSS. M/H SCHOOL CHORUS to PERFORM at RENSS. SENIOR CENTER The Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center would like to invite you to a special event on December 17th. We will be having lunch at noon, which consists of Chicken Pattie with Fricassee Sauce, at a suggested contribution of $2.75, but no one is denied a meal. Call for lunch reservations at 463-2166. Our program will begin about 12:45, and we will enjoy the chorus for Rensselaer Middle High School. If you have not enjoyed these young people, you are in for a treat. The Center is located in the MacManus Center (old St. John’s School), across from the Amtrak station in Rensselaer.

A CELEBRATION WITH THE WELL-KNOWN GROUP: “ALBANY VETERANS CHOIR” On Friday, December 13th, The Edward C. Swartz Senior Center invites all seniors to join us for noon meal and an afternoon of exceptional entertainment by the “Albany Veteran’s Choir.” To round the day out, refreshments will be served by Senior Volunteers following the program. Please, come join us for a festive time of great music and fellowship. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call: 477-6581.


W.S.L. FIRE DEPT. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The West Sand Lake Fire Department Ladies Aux. will hold their monthly fundraising All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15th, from 8AM to 11:30AM. Menu: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast, Cinnamon French Toast Sticks, Pancakes (Regular & Blueberry), Homefries, Danish, Toast, Jelly, Peanut B utter, Applesauce, Fruit Cocktail, Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Orange and Apple Juice. Cost: $7/Adults, $4/Children 5-12 and Under 5 are always free. Eat-in or Take-out. Call the Fire Hall at 674-3677.



On Friday, December 20th, the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This month’s theme will be “Christmas”. Menu will be: Sliced Fresh Ham w/Gravy, Applesauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sage Dressing, Green Beans, Italian Bread, and Chocolate Cottage Pudding for dessert. Entertainment will be provided at 11:00 with The Bob Treffeletti Project. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors, age 60 and older, Monday thru Friday at noon for a suggested contribution of $2.75. Stop in for a complete monthly menu and activities calendar. Please call 279-3485 to make your reservations for lunch.

On Sunday, December 15th, 2013, between noon and 1:30pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church will be serving bean soup, meatloaf, fried rice, broccoli medley, and dessert. We also prepare for gluten intolerant guests. St. David’s is located at 2647 Brookview Rd., Castleton. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. For reservations, please call Gail at 766-4029.

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“2nd Heat” 2850 Rt 43 & 66 Averill Park “HOMEMADE” ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST Eagle Mills Christian Church, 1 Maple Ave. (Corner Maple & RT 2) in Troy will serve you at your table a “Homemade” AllYou-Can-Eat “Cooked to Order” Breakfast on December 21st, from 8AM to 11AM. Cost is $7/Adults, $3/ Children under 10. Menu includes: Eggs cooked to order, homefries, pork sausage, French toast, Regular and Blueberry Pancakes, Toast (white, wheat or rye), coffee, tea, juice and milk. This month’s special is: “Egg Nog Pancakes” and “Egg Nog French Toast”.

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Tired of the Hustle & Bustle? Relax with some Homemade Soups and a little something from our New Holiday Drinks Menu Rt. 43, Averill Park OPEN 7 DAYS • 674-3363 Let Us Help You With Your Holiday Party Dates Available Make Your Reservations Today! in our Banquet Room or Catering for your Home Party See Website for Menu’s or Call for Details: WWW.CRYSTALLAKEVIEW.COM

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SPECIAL “CHRISTMAS” DINNER The Rensselaer Senior Center would like to invite you to Our Special Dinner for December, which will be held at noon on Friday, December 20th. We will be celebrating “Christmas.” Our menu for the day consists of: Sliced Fresh Ham with Gravy, applesauce, Mashed sweet potatoes, sage dressing, green beans, Italian Bread, and chocolate cottage pudding for dessert.

SCHODACK VALLEY FIREHOUSE PIZZA NIGHT Bring the kids and join us for fun with Santa on Sat., December 21st, at the Schodack Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 1553 Schodack Valley Road in Castleton for our Pizza Night from 5PM to 9PM. Pizza, Antipasto, Wings and more. Our featured Pizza’s this month will be Taco Pizza. Additional seating is available. As always, you can eat-in or take-out. For take-out, call us at 477-4215.

TSATSAWASSA FIRE CO. MONTHLY BREAKFAST The Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company, serving Brainard and East Nassau and the surrounding community, will hold its monthly Breakfast on Sunday, December 15th, from 8am until 11:00am at their firehouse on Firehouse Lane behind the post office near the intersection of Routes 20 and 66N in the hamlet of Brainard. Breakfast for a donation of $6.00 offers your choice of pancakes or French toast together with bacon or sausage, eggs cooked to your order, applesauce and an assortment of breakfast beverages. Children five and under are served free. Included during the breakfast hours will be a Santa’s workshop offered by the Cub Scouts, sponsored by the Fire Company, which will give children an opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts and have them is even rumored that Santa might be visiting during the morning; so bring your camera for that smile on the face of your favorite little one as he/ she chats with St. Nick.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER GardnerDickinson School will hold a pancake breakfast and bake sale fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The event will help fund the Grade 8 Class Trip to Washington, DC. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, juice and coffee. Cost is $7.50 for ages 12 and over; $5 for those under 12.

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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SENIORS “CHRISTMAS DINNER” Edwards C. Swartz Southern Tier Seniors would like to invite all Rensselaer County Seniors to attend our “Christmas Dinner” on Friday, December 20th, at 12:00 noon. The menu consists of: Sliced Fresh Ham/W Gravy, Applesauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sage Dressing, Green Beans, Italian Bread and Chocolate Cottage Pudding for Dessert. The entertainment following the noon meal will be a Christmas Concert given by the “Over the Hill Gang” followed by special refreshments offered by our senior volunteers and a “Free Raffle” plus a 50/50 Christmas Money Tree Raffle. Both will take place after the entertainment. We are looking forward to you joining us to celebrate this Christmas Season with an afternoon of music and fun, here at the senior center. Please call 477-6581 to make your reservation for Dinner.

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Hardware and Rental SL KIWANIS CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE SALE The Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake will hold a Christmas Tree Sale at Botsey’s Barber Shop directly across from the Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park on Rt. 43! Wednesday – Friday 4:30 to 7:30pm; Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm & Sunday 9:00 to 6:00pm. Please Come Support Your Community!

BOY SCOUT ANNUAL TREE AND WREATH SALE Castleton Boy Scout Troop 53 is again selling Christmas trees and wreaths. Our Scout troop has been selling trees for over 25 years. The profits support the troop and its outdoor programs. For sale are fresh premium balsam trees that are fairly priced according to size and appearance. Fresh balsam wreath’s (24"26" diameter) with and without bows are also available. We have chose-and-cut trees on site, and new this year are some fresh cut Frasier-fir trees. There are also greens available. Sales are weekends from 10 AM until dusk at a farm just east of Castleton Village on Maple Hill Road. Or South on US 9 from the intersection of RT’S 9 and 20, go 2 miles to Maple Hill Road. Signs are posted. We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support and welcome new folks. Special thanks also to Dan Engwer florist of Averill Park for helping us to acquire our tree and wreath stock.

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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.

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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 Packets include background information, hands-on educational activities and contest rules.

Columbia High School students, as they’ve done in year’s past, will be manning the Salvation Army’s red kettles at the East Greenbush WalMart on Saturday, December 14th, from 10AM to 5PM. They will be doing this in memory of one of their own, Christopher Bascom, who was 16 and a junior at the school when he was killed by a hit and run driver in November, 2003. Christopher’s birthday was Dec. 1st, and this year he would have been 27. To commemorate his special day and the giving and compassionate person he was, it seems appropriate to help a cause like the Salvation Army. All monies donated to the kettles at the EG location on Dec. 14th, as well as those that were donated on Dec. 2nd when family and friends rang the bells, go not only to the worthy cause, but they help meet the goal of $2700 set by Chris’ family in honor of the age he would be. Other ways to donate to the Salvation Army in memory of Chris include mailing checks to the Salvation Army Headquarters Troy Corps, 410 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 (write in memory of Chris on the memo line of the check) and by using the Facebook line: http:/ / By making donations in memory of Christopher, two objectives will be met: helping a good cause whose mission is to serve the needy and remembering a wonderful boy who died much too soon.

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•Kissing Balls •Wreaths •Boughs •Cemetery Memorials •Fresh Arrangements •Silk Arrangements •Boxwood Trees •Poinsettias (All Sizes & Many Colors) •Fruit Baskets •Candy

BUD’S FLORIST & GREENHOUSES Open 12/24 ‘til 2pm; Closed 12/25 & 12/26 1614 Rt. 9 Schodack (2 mi, So. of Jct. Rts. 9 & 20)

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by Riley Ludwig The Lady Warriors basketball team started their season with an away game at Mohon on Thursday, 12/5. The ladies had no trouble at all against Mohon, winning 81-30. The leading scorer for this game was junior Jenna Miner, with 12 points. She also went 6-8 on free throws. Junior Lauren VanRoy scored 11 points and went 5-6 at the line. The ladies play their first home game of the season on Friday, 12/13 against Bethlehem. Come on out and support the ladies at 7:00! Girls’ and boys’ bowling both hosted Mohonasen on Wednesday, 12/4. The boys lost, 25-7. A great performance was given by sophomore Jon Van Vleck, who bowled a 709 overall, with single game high score of 258. Senior Kyle Thibeault also bowled a 654 overall. The girls also lost, but performed well. The girls had 7.5 total points and 2580 total pins. The top single game and overall scorer for Averill Park was junior Stephanie Radley, with scores of 182 and 499, respectively. Senior Gina Capece was the third highest overall scorer for the Warriors, bowling a 445. Both teams will host Saratoga on Tuesday, 12/17. Keep up the good work! The wrestling team kicked off their season with a win at home against Mohon on Thursday, 12/5. The Warriors won 42-28. Seniors Joe Toth and Nick Horton both won their matches. The team competed in the Clyde Cole Tournament on Friday, 12/6 and Saturday, 12/7. Junior Derrick Gardner placed third for his weight class. Seniors Joe Toth, Jeremy Flint, and Nick Horton all placed fourth for their respective weight classes. The team competes at Bethlehem on Thursday, 12/12. Best of luck to the team! That sums it up for this week! Feel free to email me at with any questions. As always, go Warriors!

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 2835100 ex. 107 or

We can’t forget our Averill Park High School football team seeing as the football season is still alive in the NFL. Our Most Dedicated Player this week is quarterback and defensive back, Chris Arnold. Chris has been playing football since the age of seven with his mightey mights team, and he continued to play football for a total of ten years to this day. Chris shares with me that preparation for the season is the biggest thing you can do to improve yourself. Personally, he works out about three times a week. The Averill Park football team practiced everyday after school, 2:30-6. Chris is a very well-rounded athlete, taking part in a multiple of other sports, which are sure to keep him busy! He also plays baseball (catcher), basketball (guard), and does motocross racing. Chris owes a lot to his parents for helping to shape him into the person he is today, but he also thanks all of the people that he chose to surround himself with through the years. In Chris’s spare time, he enjoys listening to music, playing sports, hanging out with friends and racing motocross. Chris revealed what it means to him to be a Most Dedicated Player, “Being a Most Dedicated Player shows people that it’s possible to be successful in school, as well as on the field even though it takes a lot of hard work and dedication.” Well, Chris’s hard work has paid off! He won the coaches award this 2013 football season and has been on the honor roll all four years of his high school career. For Chris’s senior year, he is focusing on mostly science, taking Forensics, Bio Genetics and Physics, with an 88.7 GPA. After high school, he is planning on going to Hudson Valley for two years, then transferring to a four year college for Criminal Investigation. Congratulations on a successful high school career, Chris, and the best of luck to you in your future! ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○


AVERILL PARK WRESTLING CLUB The Averill Park Wrestling Club will be starting up practices again in early January 2014. Wrestling builds character, self-esteem, and sportsmanship along with athleticism. The Averill Park Wrestling Club, a volunteer organization was established to introduce and enhance the sport of wrestling for youth in the Averill Park community in a fun and safe way. Sign ups will be held on Thursday, December 5th (h.s. match night), Wednesday, December 11th, and Wednesday, December 18th (h.s. match night), from 6-8pm by the Averill Park High School gym. Cost of registration is $80. Families with multiple participants will be given a discounted rate. Programs for grades K-7 will run from January 6 – April 3; programs for grades 8-12 will run February 24 – May 7. The divisions by grades are as follows: K-1: 5:45-7:00 on Tues. & Thurs.; 2-4: 7:00-8:15 Tues. & Thurs.; 5-7: Mon. & Wed. 5:45-7:00; 8-12: Mon. & Wed. 7:00-8:30.

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The Upstate Rebels 12U travel baseball team is looking for a few players for the 2014 Spring season. If you are looking for a travel team that will NOT interfere with your son’s Little League season or break the bank, look no further! For more information, please call Kevin Billetts at (518) 858-4695 or email

OSTEO AEROBICS BENEFITS EVERYONE! This weight bearing exercise will develop muscle around your joints. Exercise is crucial to quality of life and development of the muscles surrounding the joints is most important. Join Grace Bringing-Good on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Rose Room of the Rensselaer County Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street in Troy. You will love the special attention Grace gives to her students, but more importantly you are going to feel so much better. Classes meet weekly. Call 270-5348 for more information.

CODY GAINES RECEIVES ROSEKRANS AWARD Cody Gaines, the son of Callie and Ben Gaines of Hoosick Falls is the 2013 Recipient of the Rosekrans Memorial Award. Helen Rosekrans was a past 4-H Leader in Rensselaer County who worked with members primarily in the cattle program. Helen was a 4-H volunteer for nearly 40 years and fostered many 4-H youth along the way. This award was established in her memory upon her passing in 1999. It is meant to recognize an outstanding 4-H member who has graduated from High School in the current year who is enrolled in a cattle project. Cody Gaines was chosen this year for the depth and quality of his cattle 4-H project, citizenship and character. Cody is an 11 year member of the cattle program and is currently a freshman at SUNY Morrisville majoring in Agricultural Business/Engineering. Cody is an active member of the Shamrock Riders and Hot Shots 4-H Clubs and graduated from Hoosick Falls High School in June. Over the years, Cody has developed an outstanding Angus beef herd and has been active locally, as well as at the regional and state level in a variety of agriculturally related events. Cody has numerous agricultural and natural resource interests; and in addition to his beef cattle project, has been involved in the Rensselaer County 4-H Horse and Shooting Sports programs. Cody is a member that always has time to help others and mentor younger members. Cody is greatly appreciated for all he has contributed to the 4-H program and he is to be congratulated for being selected. For more information about this and other 4-H opportunities, please contact your respective Cooperative Extension office. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.

BRUNSWICK SOCCER CLUB 32nd SPRING HOUSE SEASON EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Brunswick Soccer Club is pleased to announce for its 32nd Spring House season an early bird special thru the end of January. For all those registering for Spring House in January, the House registration fee will be $75 per child ($15 off the regular price). This is a limited time offer and ends 1/31/2014, no exceptions. Brunswick Soccer Club House league serves levels U6-U16 and the season begins third week in April. Please visit to register. Save the date, 3V3Live is returning to Brunswick Soccer fields June 7 2014, this is the area’s premier 3V3 tournament.

SKATING CLUB WILL HOST “HOLIDAY HAPPINESS ICE SHOW” ON DEC. 21 Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club invites families to share the joy of the season at its “Holiday Happiness Ice Show,” Saturday, December 21st, from 4 – 6 pm at Troy’s RPI Field House. The event will feature many talented area skaters, including HMFSC’s Novice, Junior and Senior Houstonettes synchronized teams. The Club’s “Learn-to-Skate” classes will perform routines in honor of the upcoming Winter Olympics. Solo performances by regional- and national-level competitive skaters will be among the program’s highlights. Beautiful holiday baskets will be available for raffle, including an American Girl basket featuring “Saige,” the 2013 Doll of the Year, valued at over $350. Tickets are $5 at the door; children 5 and under are free. Proceeds help the non-profit Club in its mission to teach and promote ice skating in the Capital Region. The “Learn-to-Skate” program offers group lessons on Saturday mornings. New classes begin January 4. Learn more at


The La Salle Institute Honors Environmental Science class spent several class periods designing and building basic hovercrafts. This activity provided students with a hands-on learning activity where students learned basic construction techniques and exposure to alternative energy ideas in the areas of transportation and energy consumption. Students worked together in small groups to build their crafts. Upon completion, tested their crafts against each other recording data such as time, speed, distance, and net force.


L-R: Good Citizen Chairperson, Gloria Perreault; Jeremy Flint; Macanzie Nichols and Regent, Doris Roberts.


and recreation TOWN OF NASSAU YOUTH COMMITTEE BASKETBALL FUN NIGHT Town of Nassau Youth Committee is hosting a free basketball fun night. Come shoot some hoops and play basketball ~ for kids ages 8-17 yrs. old. Basketball night will be Tuesday, December 17th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School Gym, located in the Village of Nassau. Sneakers Required. Come and have a FUN night out with friends! Call Fred McCagg at 766-9417 for further information.

LOCAL ATHLETES COMPETE FOR SUNY ONEONTA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM Twenty-seven student athletes competed for the SUNY Oneonta women’s cross country team during the recently completed fall season. Kierra Keys of Rensselaer and Margaret Sanderson of Schaghticoke.


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EAST GREENBUSH-CASTLETON YOUTH BASEBALL LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION Did you know that 2014 marks the 75th Anniversary of the National Little League® program? It’s been an exciting 75year trip around the baseball diamond and into communities. Come join us for the 2014 season and celebrate in the fun. Enroll early and receive $10 off your registration fee. The early bird registration fee for the T-Ball and Mini-Minor Division (league-age 4-6) is $95 and $110 for the Minor through Major Division (league-age 7-12). A family registration cap of $210 will be set for families with more than one player. The $10 early bird discount expires at midnight on 12/31/2013. In addition to the registration fee, there is a $35 per family raffle ticket cost, each family will be provided $50 worth of tickets to sell to help offset the playing cost. Families who sell the raffle tickets can keep that money. Visit the league website at and click the Online Registration link to get started. Watch out for upcoming events such as Winter Clinics and Travel baseball tryouts. Stay tuned and check our website and facebook page regularly!

The following local residents are part of a group of Union College students studying abroad during the college’s winter break. Mollie Gilchrist, of Johnsonville will travel to New Zealand, focusing on electric power development and environmental management. Gilchrist is a Political Science major. Michael Koberger, of Schaghticoke will travel to Cordoba, Spain, focusing on cultural diversity in the context of technology. Koberger is a Mechanical Engineering major. Rylee Merrill, of Wynantskill will travel to Cordoba, Spain, focusing on cultural diversity in the context of technology. Merrill is an Economics major. Quisqueya Witbeck, of Rensselaer will travel to London, England, focusing on theater and dance to gain appreciation for the perspectives of playwrights, directors, performers and the audience. Witbeck is a Liberal Arts major.

L-R: Flint Family and the Nichols Family. The Ft. Crailo chapter winners of the DAR Good Citizenship Essay Contest titled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving it” were seniors: 1st. place Macanzie Nichols of Columbia High School 2nd place Morgan Amanda Herrle of Maple Hill High School 3rd place Jeremy Flint of Averill Park High School The first place winner, Macanzie Nichols’ essay will now advance to the district level and then the successful candidate moves forward to state level. The state winner advances to be considered among all state winners for national title and a trip to Washington, D.C.



An Antiques Appraisal Day will be held at St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Old Rte 66, Averill Park, NY 12018 on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10 am-2pm. The event is hosted by Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques, Nancy Toomer, of House of Rose Antiques and Dennis Holzman, of Holzman Antiques. Bring your antiques or treasures to St. Henry’s Church (near Crystal Lake) and find out their value (verbal appraisal only). There will be a charge of $5 for each item or 3 for $10. All proceeds benefit St. Henry’s Church. Food will be for sale by the Knights of Columbus. For more information, directions or to reserve your spot, please call Lisa Hutchinson at 573-7098 or

Sacred Heart School has been highlighted in the December 1st issue of “Visions”, a part of the nationally known Plaum Publishing Program’s Faith Formation offerings. Sister Therese Sherloch, Creator and Co-Editor of Pflaum Gospel Weeklies visited the school last May-June to interview them concerning their service to community efforts. Apparently, Sister Therese left with words of praise since she went on to have selected them for this month’s issue of the Visions classroom magazine. The article “The Power of 2015” is written by Sister Joan Mitchell and beautifully highlights the variety and intensity of the service projects which are held throughout the school year.



Is Christmas your favorite holiday? Do you love to hear the carols? Like to nibble on those special cookies and sip some spicy warm cider while enjoying the company of others who feel the same way? You can do all that in the spectacular surroundings of The Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery on Sunday, December 15, at 1pm. The Friends of Oakwood are sponsoring a special Christmas Concert that you won’t want to miss. Although it is a familyoriented singalong concert, you don’t have to bring a little tot. Bring a grown-up friend or two or a date or come alone. And singing along is not a requirement either. You can sit back and listen to the amazing acoustics in this historic national landmark, while you are entertained by the Highlight Acting Troupe and the Hoosac School Community Chorus, who will sing a variety of familiar Christmas carols. Specially decorated Christmas trees will be on display to add to the holiday atmosphere. There may even be a surprise visitor! $10/Adult, Children Free. Call 1-800-556-6273 with your name, phone, and number of adults & children. This event is a fundraiser for the restoration and preservation of the Earl Chapel and Oakwood Cemetery, a non-sectarian non-profit organization. Merry Christmas!

Do you have school-aged kids in the home? Do you reside in Rensselaer County, or do your kids go to school in Rensselaer County? Have you ever wondered what 4-H does or what they offer? If your answer is yes to these questions, you and your school-aged youth are invited to come to our Rensselaer County 4-H Winter Fair. Our Winter Fair will be held on Friday, December 13th, at the Salem United Methodist Church in West Sand Lake from 6:30 to 8 PM. These events will give non 4-H youth participants a taste of 4-H by doing a fun holiday project and networking with other 4-H members. Adults or parents of non 4-H youth participants will also be able to network and ask questions about 4-H in this “open house” format. Cornell Cooperative Extension Staff and 4-H Volunteers will be there to answer any questions you may have and there will be activities for youth to do and actually enter into the Winter Fair to be judged and receive a ribbon. We are asking all participants to please bring a nonperishable food item to donate as a community service and to register with the CCE office of Rensselaer County by calling 272-4210. We hope to see you there. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an Equal Opportunity Programmer and Employer. For information about this and other 4-H programs, please contact your respective Cooperative Extension office.

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ARMY PVT. BEZA GRADUATES OSUT TRAINING Army Pvt. Bruce A. Beza has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order. Beza is the son of Bruce Beza of Selkirk and Sharon Weinhimer of Castleton. He is a 2007 graduate of Maple Hill High School, Castleton-on-Hudson.

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It is a pleasure to list the 472 students who qualified for the Algonquin Honor Roll by attaining one of the following standards of scholastic achievement. Merit Roll — Average of 88-91, with no grade below 70 and no incompletes Honor Roll — Average of 92-95, with no grade below 70 and no incompletes High Honor Roll — Average of 96 to 100, with no grade below 70 and no incompletes Grade 6: High Honor Roll: Guiliana Adamo, Jane Adams, Madeleine Balga, Adam Balogh, Jared Bull, Alfred Burgazoli, Delaney Burton, Hayden Chenette, John Ely, Samuel Ghent, Andrew Gorman, Kayla Gutheil, Lauren Harland, Jessica Haskin, Sydney Haskin, Gabriel Hildebrandt, Sally Howard, Nilah Johnson, Abigayle Jorden, Mackenzie Julien, Emma Kehn, Lena Kiehl, Lillian Kronau, Isabella LaFreniere, Matthew Lettko, Adam Limoges, Triston Lincoln, Alyssa Lindheimer, Dani Martuscello, Alexandra Mau, Lauren Meyers, Alexander Michaels, Joseph Milanese, Aidan Millington, Matthew Minich, Robert Nero, Jack Nichols, Audrey Oliver, Anna Olson, Helen Pond, Michael Re, Gabriella Romano, Hannah Ryan, Carley Salerno, Joseph Schlossberg, Eric Schuman, Whitney Shelhamer, Austin Sicko, Ethan Simard, Sukhbir Sohal, Joseph Svensson, Jr., Emily Sweet, Bryanna Swinson, Alexis Thompson, Alexandria VanDerKar and Lydia Ware. Grade 6: Honor Roll: Bryanna Agan, Nabeel Ansari, Riley Bennett, Abigail Bergerson, Brandon Bipat, Ethan Bowen, Morgan Bowerman, Cameron Brown, Joseph Buckley, Dean Buttaci, DeLana Castle, Kathleen Cone, Tatiana Damiano, Lindsey Despart, Jonathan DeWolf, Quinn Dzembo, Lorenzo Elliott, Christopher Evans, Sarah Faragon, Adam Film, Claire Flynn, Ryan Garrett, Madelyn Harris, Abby Heier, Lindsey Hitchcock, Keston Holohan, Sophia Jaworski, Ryan Kasuba, Ashley Kerwin, Caitlin Kerwin, Adam Kiely, Kaiya Leveroni, Hailey Logan, Delaney Long, Jack Long, Emily Lubas, Ty Mazzeo, Isabella McClave, Zachary McClave, Thomas McCormack, Jason Meyer, Matthew Morin, Delaney Munyan, Faith Murray, Meara O’Brien, Kelly O’Neill-Knasick, Alessandro Pascarella, Luke Pelcher, Kaiser Popal, Joseph Ragosta, Colin Rescott, Ainsley Rogers, Kaylee Romano, Emma Scheeren, Ciera Sherman, Cameron Shoemaker, Matthew Shoemaker, Gabrielle Skiba, Haley Surprenant, Keagen Vrsalovic, Kevin Wendell, Max Willson, Ian Zieske and Melanie Zusy. Grade 6: Merit Roll: Brice Bonesteel, Anthony Childrose, Jr., Brigid Clark, Alex Coooper, Kayla Dame, Joshua DeJulio, Dominick Denue, Giovanna Dooley, Charles Dunigan, Naomi Dutra, Logan Escobar, Arianna Foley, Jessica Gavitt, Mark Goca, Lillian Gorman, Marisa Hale, Jacob Herter, Harold Hoffman, Samantha Hubbard, Erik Jeschke, Spencer Johnson, Caleb Kronau, Logan Lamphere, Joseph Leichenauer, Joseph Mai, Isabelle Malatesta, Joseph Manfred, Alexander Mills, Michael Minehan, Viktor Montes, Julia Mooradian, Jenna-Marie Morin, Ozia Morris, Arianna Nash, Marie Parascandola, Marie Patanian, Daniel Pauley, Anya Philistin, Kristian Powell, Erin Raposa, Dominic Scattareggia, Mary Shanly, Robert Sherman, Seth Smith, Julianna Sorriento, Justin Weaver, Hayden Wiedman, Kelsey Wood and Forest Wright. Grade 7: High Honor Roll: Emily Armlin, Samuel Bendett, Jessica Beskid, Michael Beskid, Matthew Bielawa, Logan

Bielawski, Olivia Bonesteel, Jacqueline Borland, Brian Bourne, Victoria Bubie, Iris Bursey, Molly Cardamone, Anthony Carucci, Morgan Catlin, Hadley Chan, Trevor Collins, Allena Combs, Shauna Corry, Emma Crawley, Kara Dodge, Nicholas DonVito, Jenna Farley, Angelina Ferritto, Konnor Fink, Eamon Finnerty, William Fleming, Ruthann Flick, Jake Franchi, Matthew Gaston, Sydney Gile, Cole Gorleski, Christian Gorman, Thomas Hacker, Christopher Hutnick, Nathaniel Jamison, Emily Jaworski, Emily Jorden, Andrew Kardelky, Kelsey Kittleson, Jadyn Lee, Isabella Maddalone, Zachary McGrath, Jenna Miller, Sophia Morone, Marissa Nagel, Katherine O’Neill-Knasick, Nicholas Pastizzo, Stephanie Paul, Lauren Pelletier, Grace Powers, Joan Quinones, Kyle Reasor, Anita Reitano, Victoria Simkulet, Micayla Slattery, Mariah St. Onge, Ethan Stevens, Elli Sol Strich, Kristen Thomas, Petra Valenti, Abigail Vandenberg, Brendan Waldorf, Jack Wendell, Aidan Westfall, Isabella With, Julia Zaremba, Keating Zelenke and Rebekah Zimmerman. Grade 7: Honor Roll: Noora Ahmed, Alexis Anton, Ryan Baker, Allaura Barrett, Andrea Bingham, Martin Bond, Austin Bradway, Emily Bulmer, Hanna Buono, Caterina Burns, Kyarra Callum, Emma Card, Taya Catlin, Kaylee Clairmont, James Cocca, Wesley Doscher, Anna Doyle, Mark Finelli, Bradley Fink, Avery Gauthier, Megan Glanton, Zoe Gras, Margaret Gray, Jeremy Gregware, Darren Griffin, Megan Hale, Julia Haworth, Jack Hennessy, Alyssa Jacon, Aiden Jones, Matthew Kenneally, Nixon Kwok, Michael LaChance, Taylor Liberty, Phoebe Lorusso, Nicholas Maggio, Gabrielle Mainville, Stephanie Mangene, Morgan Mason, James McDade, Morgan McIntyre, John McKenna, Kelsey Mohl, EmmaLee Morgan, Zachary Moskov, Avery Pascucci, Kelsey Perala, Jason Reed, Cuyler Reynolds, Emily Rupperty, Logan Southard, Nicholas Spink, Stephanie St. Pierre, Celina Tomlinson, Madelyn Van Aken, Morgan VanDervoort, Andrew VanRoy, Alex Verardi, Alexander Williams-Mitchell, Laura Wing, Merrill Wrenn and Nikolas Yash. Grade 7: Merit Roll: William Ballard, Jake Bornt, Lillian Bushey, Andrew Carter, Jr., Rebekah Chambers, Shawn Cornelius, Jesse Crawford-Harris, Christina DeGroff, Karisa Dell, Anthony Dutcher, Hunter Farrell, Abigail Filli, Cassidy Film, James Finelli, Declan Flynn, Jason Foust, Emma Gardner, Nicholas Gelder, Sean Graf, Cameron Groff, Marissa Guilbault, Michaela Hanczaryk, Dylan Hansen, Kyle Hart, Mario Hepp, Abigail Hillenbrandt, Carley Hinman, Lauren Hogle, Zachary Hotaling, Olivia Kelley, Genna LaRose, Jacob Lucier, Nancy Mainville, Tiffany Maroncelli, Michael McCarty, Patrick Micheli, Colin Miller, Kyle Moak, Morgan Morizio, Alexis Moskov, Kyle Nethercott, Carl Nitz, Scott Petersen III, Zachary Price, Zachary Purdy, Collin St. Pierre, Angela Thomas, MeiLin Wachtel and Nicholas Zalucky. Grade 8: High Honor Roll: Hannah Brisee, Alana Carroll, Lauren Combs, Emily Conway, Ryan Gutheil, Madison Hasbrouck, Emily Henricks, Arlyss Herzig, Danielle Kiely, Nathan Lapinski, Emma Limoges, Lauren McClure, Lydia Murphy, Caitlin O’Neill, Courtney Ries, Jade Rodriguez, Katherine Rollins, Matthew Romano, Heidi Schuman, Jacob Snyder, Ryan Stewart and Mara Strich. Grade 8: Honor Roll: Lilyanna Ainsley, Taylor-Rae Brundige, Elizabeth Burridge, Abigail Chenette, Mark Dearstyne, Leah Debboli, Ryan Deo, Thea Dimin, Olivia DuBois, Brady DuPont, Zachary Effman, Nicholas Ferra, Sarah Flagg, Lydia Flynn, Kylie Gavitt, John Giannone, Heath Glasgow, Michael Hansen, Alexander Holcomb, Sally Holden, Madelyne Holmes, Julia Huntley, Williams Hynes, Stephanie Jankovic, Adam Johnson, Jessica Liberty, Ariel Loucks, Grace Marrochello, Madison Mau, Mary Beth McDade, Derek McMahon, Ian Moore, Isabel Morris, Morgan Nichols, Zachary Nichols, Luciano Pascarella, Isabella Pastore, Farrell Pelcher, Sonia Popal, Emily Popp, Noah Prashaw, Rachel Quell, Kristina Sanchez, Kristen Schaefer, Melissa Schupp, Gabrielle, Signorelli, Noah Snyder, Manvir Sohal, Jacob Stewart, Cooper Willis, Mallory Wood and Raymond Yeung. Grade 8: Merit Roll: Joseph Adamo, Morgan Angrisano, Kaitlyn Bates, Ryan Biittig, Airianna Bourdages, Shannon Carney, Julia Corellis, Serena DeJulio, Samantha Dunham, Erik Dunn, Eden Faliveno, Emma Flint, Andrew Fountain, Andrea Garrow, Christina Gladding, Lucas Harland, Brooke Hastings, Loren Heck, Hope Heritage, Samantha Herrington, Connor Hicks, Connor Hosley, Jessie Hubbard, Kyle Hunter, Amanda Hyson, Sydney Jones, Evan Kortz, Ryan Kronau, Samantha Legenbauer, Justin Lettko, Sara Marks, Anna-Leah Martin, Paul McGreevy, Caelan McPherson, Cameron Michael, Sierra Miner, Katherine Munyan, Megan Novak, Jack Paris, Gavin Quinn, Sierra Rooney, Alyssia Sanchez, Kevin Silver, Bryan Sleasman, Shea Slocum, Claudia Stay, Claire Teal, Garrett Wagner, Preston Wait, Zachary Whitmore and Amelia Wilson.


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One of 55 Reasons for the “55 and Better” to live at The Spinney at Pond View Reason #17: 6 steps from your car in private, attached garage to your kitchen counter Included In Rent: TW Cable, Internet, Water/Sewer, Trash Removal,

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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


Bid on Sunday. 30 Orchard Rd. Schodack. MLS# 201334099 Open Sat. 12/14 & Sun. 12/15 from 1-3pm. This home is valued at over $174,900. The seller will take the highest acceptable bid over $$109,900! 63% of market value in Schodack. Miranda Real Estate Group Inc. Sunday Dec. 15, 2013, 1-3pm. 431 Eight Ave. Troy. 4 BR, 2 ba. Totally refurbished, all new inside and out. $159,900.

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.

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 Waterford: $675+ 2BR, 2nd flr., new paint/carpet. Great location/schools. 596-2984 West Sand Lake Village. $750 + util, 2 BR, 2nd flr. w/d hkup. partial heat incl. Refs, security dep. Available 12/01 229-7057 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 1 BR & 2 BR, N Schodack. Heat, ht water incl. Sec. refs req’d. Avail immed. $720/$925. NP 469-0785 1BR Renss., off-str. prkg., busline, walk to Amtrak, 2min. to Alb., $625+ util. 1st, last, sec. 573-5387

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ROOMMATE WANTED Share country home, dog allowed. $500/mo. Jill 727-1342

HOUSE FOR RENT 3 BR, 1 ba. ranch on 1st Burden Lake, w/d hkup. $1500. 1st, last, sec. with refs. No pets. 674-5311 East Greenbush, very large 2 story log chalet. Open concept livng, country kitchen, large full dormered master BR with sitting area, 2nd BR could be used as a home office, 2 12x24’ decks for outside entertaining, hot tub setup avail. 3 min. from 90, exit 10. 10 min to downtown Albany. No smokers, no pets. $1800/mo. Call (518)479-0987 evenings. Nassau 1BR+ House rental $795/mo. Lease, dep., NP/NS, avail. immed. Call 439-6531. Schodack spacious bi-level unit, 4 br, 1 ba, w/d, liv rm, EG Schools. $1350. (518) 281-0538

HOMES FOR SALE 1998 newly renovated 24 x 40 Titan, 3 BR, on concrete slab, natural gas, convenient shopping. In small park, upper Troy. $32,900 Lot rent $380/mo. (914) 204-0265

2nd flr., 1BR, storage rm., lg. kit., lg. living room, stove, refrig., heat incl. Suitable for 1 person. $575/mo. No pets. 279-9451 Cohoes 2 BR 1st flr. Gas heat, separate. util. Recently updated, priv. yrd. $625+ deposit. 928-9992



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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 Fri., 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.


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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 OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: LM Lowney, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 06/03/2013. 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 392 Miller Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: ARIZA HOLDINGS LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/30/2013. Office Location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: ARIZA HOLDINGS LLC, 231 Hidley Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Alamin and Associates of New York LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 11/21/13. Office location: Rensselear County. SSNY has been desginated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 227 E. Kennedy Street, Syracuse, New York 13205. Purpose: for any lawful purpose.

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. 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. DELLWOOD FARM PROPERTIES, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on November 6, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to DELLWOOD FARM PROPERTIES, LLC, 287 Riley Road, Melrose, New York 12121 No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes.

NOTICE OF FORMATION DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: HOA RENAISSANCE PROPERTY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Secretary of State, November 22, 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 1 Deerfield Drive, Troy, NY 12180. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HUDSON RIVER NATURAL PRODUCT RECYCLING, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/15/13. 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, 551 Main Avenue, Wynantskill, New York 12198. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 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. 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. 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 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.

MARK J. ZDUNCZYK, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on August 14, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to MARK J. ZDUNCZYK, LLC, 1 Spruce Run, East Greenbush, New York 12061. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes. 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. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF nld carpentry llc Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. FIRST The name of the limited liability compnay is nld carpentry llc. SECOND The county within this state in which the limited liability compnay is to be located is Rensselaer. THIRD The secretary of state is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process accepted on behalf of the limited liabiltiy company served upon him or her is c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc, 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. FOURTH The name and street address in this state if the registered agent upon whom and at which process against the limited liability company be served is United States Corporation Agents, Inc, 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. 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.




Organizational Meeting East Schodack Fire District No. 1 Route 150, East Schodack, NY 12063 Please take notice that the organizational meeting for the East Schodack Fire District No. 1 of the Town of Schodack, New York will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2014, at 7 pm, at the fire station on NY Route 150, East Schodack, NY Pursuant to the provision of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of NY. Also be advised the Board of Commissioners of East Schodack Fire District shall establish a Capital Reserve Building Fund and a Capital Reserve Apparatus/Equipment Fund. The Fire District hereby directs the Treasurer to Deposit funds into these Capital Reserve Funds, as directed by the Board of Commissioners, pursuant to Section 6 of the General Municipal Law. Please take notice that the regular monthly meetings will be held on the last Monday of every month in the year 2014. If a date change must be made, notification will be done via the Town of Schodack website. Board of Fire Commissioners East Schodack Fire District No.1 Michael Buckbee, Chairman

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.

ZUMBA CLASS Start your New Years Resolution early. Join “Double Trouble” Aimee and Nicole for some exercize in disquise! For all levels. Tues. Troy Elks Club- Rt. 4, near HVCC. 6:30 pm. $6.00 929-6836 or 857-4456

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. RUBEN HILL FARM, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on June 17, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to RUBEN HILL FARM, LLC, 1620 NY State Route 67, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes. Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company, TransTech Services LLC, for any lawful purpose. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on 11/21/13. 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, 748 Old Best Road, West Sand Lake, NY 12196 (Rensselaer County).

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: Yacon Village, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/2013. Office location: Rensselaer County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon is 354 Poyneer Rd. Nassau, NY 12123. Purpose of LLC: To engage in any lawfulact or activity.

1051 ULSTER AVENUE, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of New York on August 29, 2013. Office location, Rensselaer County. Secretary of State of New York State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State may mail a copy of any process to 1051 ULSTER AVENUE, LLC, P.O. Box 1658, Troy, New York 12181. No reported agent. Latest date of dissolution of LLC: None. Purpose: All legal purposes. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 184 RIVER STREET ASSOC., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/13. 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 Pointe, Rensselaer, New York 12144. Purpose: For 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. Notice of Formation of Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/28/13. Office location: Rensselaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Nicole L. LaMora, 25 Storm Hill Rd., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Purpose: practice veterinary medicine.

PETS FOR SALE Cockatiels: 2 female $50 each. 852-9844


EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED ASE Tech. PT maintenance person. Leckonby’s Auto 6741111

GEM 110 Organ, bench, 12 cassettes & books, $1500. 7665403

Assistant Teacher, Mon.-Fri. Executive Woods Childcare, off Everett Rd. Albany. 459-7156

Kindle wood stove, 36’’ heats 3,000 sq. ft. $375. 732-2935

Deliver the verizon telephone books. 18+ yrs. and older w/car ins, to deliver in Rensselaer, Albany & Schenectady counties areas. Also looking for office clerks and loaders. Get paid within 72 hours upon completion of route. Deliveries start around Jan 6th. 800-979-7978. Refer to job# 30054-c for Troy area, refer to job# 30157-c for Albany area, refer to job# 30056-c for Schenectady area.

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

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

Needed: Experienced Tree Climber. Good pay. Donovan Tree Service, 10 Brickyard Rd., Mechanicville. 664-3531 PCA position, 24 yr. old wheelchair bound woman looking for a FT female aide, able to do a full lift/ transfer. 51 hrs available per wk. at $10/hr . Must be 18+ with valid drivers lic. Alissa 8943120

INTERESTED IN SERVING the TOWN of NORTH GREENBUSH? The North Greenbush Town Board invites Town residents who are interested in serving the Town on various Boards and Committees to submit resumes and cover letters including any position they are interested in. Resumes should be sent by December 20th to: North Greenbush Supervisor’s Office, 2 Douglas St., Wynantskill, NY 12198. ~ Submitted by Al Spain, Supervisor

ARE YOU A CAREGIVER? Are you a caregiver to a spouse or parent in your home? Would you like to go out a day or two a week for a hair cut or permanent; or visit to the library; go shopping; bowling golfing or a movie? Call Marion Blair at 518-766-3779. I may be able to help you. We have many suggestions for you.

PT Help: Snowplowing/truck drivers.Snow shovelers & car movers. Leckonby’s Auto 6741111 School age am/pm. P/T to perm. Early childhood background preferred. 766-3348

SITUATIONS WANTED Aide/ companion avail. PT hours. Exc. rates and refs. 369-8316

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VITA and AARP TAXAIDE SITES 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 #: 518-271-8157 or via email at:

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Standing in front of “our” school, Nancy Dunn, Jim Smyth, Trudy Higgins of the Class of 1955 received the donation from the Class of 1957 represented by Barbara M. Miter, Janice W. Bowen, Phyllis G. Warmt, Edith J. Beach, Sandra W. Billings, Kathleen Weatherwax and Richard Scanu. The Scholarship Fund established by the Class of 1955 with “Prof’s” direction, benefits graduates of Averill Park High School who pursue teaching. Generous support by the Class of 1957 displays regard for his service to education. Gratitude for this support and consideration is shared with other members of the community who have taken this honor and service to heart. Contributors can send any amount to: Averill Park High School, 146 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018 noting Elmer E. Stahlman Scholarship Fund. Quote Edith, “Contributions to this fund are welcomed and certainly needed.” ~Submitted with photo by Nancy W. Davis, Class of 1955

WUFSD SEEKS RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN BOARD OF EDUCATION POSITION Wynantskill Union Free School District is seeking district residents interested in serving on the Board of Education for the remainder of the school year. The district is seeking to fill the seat of Christina Curran, who announced her resignation at the Nov. 21 Board meeting for personal reasons. Mrs. Curran’s resignation is effective Dec. 31. The new Board member will begin serving Jan. 1. Interested community members are asked to please submit a letter of interest and resume to Sharon Hillis, District Clerk, Wynantskill UFSD, 25 East Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 12. The Board of Education will review candidates and appoint a new Board member to serve through June 30. The remaining year of Mrs. Curran’s term, which will expire June 30, 2015, will be filled through the election of a Board member on the May 20 community budget vote. To serve on the Board of Education, an individual must be a resident of the district for at least one year and a qualified voter of the district. For questions, please contact the district at 283-4600 ext. 14 or visit their website

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.

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GIFTS The gift-giving season is upon us; Bargain hunters scurry from store to store. Sale flyers advertise best buys, Where bucks can bang best. Forget the sales; don’t be cheap. Why not give the very best? Give of yourself; Give from the heart: Homemade cookies and candies are special treats When made with love for someone special. Write a letter to a distant relative; Pay a visit to an old friend. Perform some household chores for a Senior Citizen; Provide a few hours of child care for a working mother. These are but a few suggestions for those special people On your holiday gift list. Just think….The possibilities are endless; So, plan now to give the very best. Gifts, straight from the heart, Are…..PRICELESS !!! ~ Lloyd Barnhart West Sand Lake

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SACRED HEART SCHOOL CONCLUDES STUDENT COUNCIL SELECTION Sacred Heart School’s sixth grade implemented their annual election process for student council while contemplating the winners for our local government elections. The sixth graders gained support, campaigned through visits, posters and speeches and the students then voted for the various officers. The four winning candidates’ platform proposed building spiritual unity through various activities and tasks, while stressing the importance of remaining involved in the community as volunteers and good stewards should. Congratulations Arica, Charlie, Abigail and Caitland.

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SERVICES A1 SNOWPLOWING & SALTING Res. & Commercial. Insured. Taking new accts. Call 258-4092. ADDITIONS/ GARAGES Free estimates. Fully insured. Quality work. 368-3716 ANIMAL BEDDING Quality pine wood shavings; sold in bulk by the yard. Del. 817-7161. APPLIANCE REPAIR Most brands incl. Sears. Prompt service. Mike Horowitz 477-8378 ATV - MOTORCYCLE - SNOW MOBILE - BLOWER REPAIR ATVs, motorcycles, snow mobiles & blowers. Only $45/hr. Free oil change on any repair over $200. 766-6621

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

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

SNOWPLOWING Snow plowing in East Nassau. 368-3716

FIREWOOD FULL CORD All Oak Only, nicely dried,del. $275/cord. 488-1467

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

FIREWOOD FULL CORD mixed hdwd, nicely dried,del. $250/cord. 488-1467

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

STONE & DIRT DRIVEWAYS Repairs, Excavation, Ditching, Drainage. Stone & Gravel & Topsoil deliveries. Free est. insured. 258-4092/712-5332

FIREWOOD Hardwood-- cut, split & del. $185. 658-0394 FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwood. Cut, split. Most deliveries $250. 428-2786 FLOORS Floating, hardwood, tile, refinishing. Ins. Free est. 3683716


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

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

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

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

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

CASH FOR CLASSIC CARS Running or not. 365-3368 CLEAN-OUTS Specializing in residential and commercial clean-ups, attics, bs’mts, garages, estates, insured. Simple Solutions - Mark 283-6527 COMPUTER EXPERT Affordable computer repairs. I’ll come to you. Over 20 yrs exp. Tom 469-7029 DEBRIS REMOVAL Attics/ B’ment / Garage, Cons. cleanup. We take it all! 727-4068 DIVORCE Uncontested papers prepared $349(incl. poor person app) incl. gov. fees if poor person app. is appr. 274-0380 DRAIN CLEANING Full service drain cleaning & repairs, incl. camera/video inspections. Emergency service APS Sewer & Drain Cleaning 6740908 E.I.B. ELECTRIC LIc. & ins., 30 yrs exp, res./comm. 279-3853 Appliances going HAYWIRE? REWIRE. ELECTRICAL WORK Installations & repairs. Quality work, reas. rates. Steve 364-7231 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Full lic. & ins. 25yrs exp., res./comm. Stand by Generac generator. 274-5100 ELECTRICIAN Specializing in emergency stand by generators. Portable generator hook-ups, fuse and breaker panel upgrades and trenching. Quality work and insured. Dave 221-0231 FENCEWORKS Dog runs, inground pool packages, yard enclosures & repairs. Free est., fully insured. 283-7811

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HANDYMAN 30 years experience. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc. 526-1604 HANDYMAN Framing, sheetrock, floors, finish work, painting, odd jobs. Free est. Great prices. Carmine 496-0968 HANDYMAN Remodel,carpentry,masonry,deck porches, int/ext. paint, fences, door/window, gutter, all repairs, free est. c 669-0814, 271-9161 HOME CARE SERVICES Seniors, children, disabled, hospice experience, excellent references, Amy 518-533-3818 HOME COOK/ MEAL PLANNER Training, tools, and/ or meals provided for intended weight loss. Linda 222-9734 HOUSE CLEANING Holiday special! General cleaning. Honest, exp. Jen 727-1505 HOUSE CLEANING Reas. rates, senior discount. Organizing expert. Marie 4412960 HOUSECLEANING GLEAM TEAM. Res./Office. Over 37 yrs local exper. FULLYINSURED Gift certificates (518)477-7566 JOEYJUNK.COM Cleanouts, hauling, attics, b’ment garages. Get it done fast for less cash. Fully ins. 237-JUNK “5865 “ KITCHEN /BATH REMODELING AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 729-2445 KITCHEN/ BATH REMODELING Quality work, free estimates. Call anytime 368-3716 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Home Management Solutions. We do it all, no job too small! Call Pat (518) 772-8226

PLUMBING & HEATING Repair, installs, service, licensed experienced, insured. Cert., 24 hr. service 518 283-2331 PAINTING - INT./EXT. AA Season’s Best Painting & Contracting Svc. 20 yrs. exp. Member of BBB. Ins. & refs. Major credit cards accepted. 424-0078 PAINTING, INTERIOR 20 yrs. exp. Reliable, professional. Free est. Call Michael 810-4522 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. Call for holiday specials 1- 877-265-8367 Toll free RESIDENTIAL REMODELING Kitchen, baths, etc. Detailed work, free est. insured. 286-3636 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

STORAGE Serving Cap. Dist. for 22 years. Indr & outdr winter storage, cars, boats, motorcycles etc 573-5387 TREE SERVICE Brush, tree, shrub removal & trimming. Also small building demolition. Insured and experienced. Don Bradley Jr. (518) 674-2444 TREE SERVICE Scheffler’s Tree Service. Removal, pruning, trimming. Insured, free estimates. Bill 4799749

TUTORING- EXPERIENCED Readng/ K-12, & Special Needs. High school English /Social Studies, test preparation. 2650047 WELDING All types of welding repairs, ornamental, light fabrication. Portable. Rensselaer Welding 477-5200 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

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Serving The Capital District 674-6087 days • 674-5369 eves “BLUE CHRISTMAS” SERVICE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 7:00PM First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, E. Greenbush, December brings many reminders of the wonder and happiness of the Christmas season. But for some, Christmas can be a painful time. It may be the first Christmas without a loved one, the anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation. We can feel very alone in the midst of all the celebrating and spending. All the reminders of the happiness of the season, remind many people of what they have lost or maybe never had. We need the time to acknowledge our sadness and concern. We need to know that we are not really alone. For all these reasons, our church offers a special “Blue Christmas” service Tuesday, December 17th, at 7:00 PM. Come that evening for a service of reflection, accepting where we really are, and holding out healing and hope. Join us to see that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it) is welcome. Everyone, Unconditionally. 477-9693

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 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 Commercial/Residential. insured. Free Estimates. 0381

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SNOWPLOWING Res or comm, insur. 20% discount w/ contract. Remodels, painting, clean outs, roof/ repairs. 858-2181 SNOWPLOWING Snow plowing in East Nassau. 368-3716

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AUTOMOTIVE Years Experience Our50 family owned & operated Family Owned & Operated business mission- To treat our customers with honesty, integrity & fairness. Cars on consignment, call for details. We buy cars. 286-3350


Help Needy Children This Christmas $22.99 Synthetic Blend Oil Change (most cars) includes new filter

We will take all proceeds from every oil change now until Dec. 18th to purchase toys for needy children WE WILL BEAT ANY COMPETITOR’S PRICE!

729-2263 • 56 Old Miller Rd, East Greenbush NYS DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS AVERILL PARK ADULT EDUCATIONChristmas Gift Ideas! Looking for the perfect gift for Christmas? We have some classes that would make a great gift! If interested, please contact Bonnie Lilly at 674-7191 or mail payment in to: Averill Park Adult Education, 146 Gettle Rd., Averill Park, NY 12018. Checks need to be written out to: Averill Park Adult Education. Classes available are: RONALD TRITTO’S “LEARNTADANCE” CLASSES (Single and couples welcome!) Location: West Sand Lake Elementary School cafeteria. BEGINNER BALLROOM DANCE (Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango) 7-8 p.m. starting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Class runs for 6 weeks. Tuition: $50 per person. ***if taking both beginner classes, receive a 50% discount on second class. BEGINNER SWING & LATIN (East Coast Swing, Rumba & Cha Cha) 8-9 p.m. starting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Class runs for 6 weeks. Tuition: $50. *** if taking both beginner classes, receive a 50% discount on second class. Intermediate classes for the above classes will start on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, with Intermediate Ballroom starting at 7:00 p.m. and Intermediate Swing & Latin beginning at 8:00 p.m. Cost is $50. per person per class. The 50% off discount for second class does not apply to Intermediate classes. You may register for the Intermediate classes after you complete the Beginners’ classes. If you are interested in an official gift card, please contact Ron Tritto at 766-4027. DOG TRAINING CLASSES with Deb Perk: Classes will begin on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Beginning/Puppy Training classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the Advanced Dog Training will begin at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $50. per dog and class runs for 5 weeks. Location: Averill Park High School LGI Room. SPRING TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY-MAY 3, 2014-COST-$45.00- This trip is a nonescorted trip that allows you to do whatever you wish in NYC...from shopping, sightseeing, museums, shows, dining or checking out any street fairs or shows that may be going on. Cost is for transportation only. You are responsible for all other expenses. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. If interested in other classes, please check out our Adult Education on-line brochure at: to programs. Any questions: call Bonnie at 674-7191 or email

Pet Adoption of the Week WILEY

- Wiley is between 3-4 years old, he weighs 19 lbs and is full grown. Wiley was rescued from a high kill shelter, he was tested for heartworm and unfortunately his results were positive. He was then treated with injections and is now fine. He has been in foster care waiting for a loving family to invite him into their home. He is a small mix and has an adorable underbite! He adores other dogs and loves to play with them. He is housetrained and also crate trained. He is just an adorable little guy. If you would like to meet Wiley to possibly adopt him, Contact: Sherry @ 393-0755 or Marge at


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.

On Saturday, December 14th, from 9AM to 3PM there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class to Benefit the Boy’s & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years & be eligible to receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. The class will be held at the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Southern Rensselaer County, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY. Fee is only $39 - bring a friend $34 each. Registration is required and can be made by calling the Club at 465-3403 or Raymond Frankoski at 286-3788. Class size is limited. Additional information is available by calling Ray Frankoski.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 528 MONTHLY BOTTLE DRIVE Boy Scout Troop 528 holds monthly bottle drives on the 2nd Saturday of each month December 14th. Returnable bottles and cans can be dropped off next to the Troop’s signs located at main intersections in the Town of Poestenkill on the morning of the bottle drive. Money raised from the bottle drives helps fund Troop activities. Please contact Deb at 2480225 or dharris2025@ with any questions.

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JEWELRY a nd REPAIR CENTER 4 Bench Jewelers on Premises Open Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 9-3; (Never on Sunday)

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purrfect kitty of the month PLEASE ADOPT ME! I’m a two year old, striking, all-black male kitty named Beethoven. I got that classic name because I would always “roll over” for tummy rubs! I have long, very soft fur and love to be petted & brushed. I know my features don’t show up well in this picture, being so black and all, but I’m a very handsome boy! Besides, black is so fashionable, I will match well with any decor! Come check me out in person and see for yourself! I’m a little shy at first, but I’m very easy going and I’ll get along well with you & other kitties, too. I would be so grateful for a forever home; would you please give this gentle kitty a chance? It would mean the world to me! As with all Purrfect Companion kitties, Beethoven is up-to-date on routine shots, house trained and neutered or spayed. For more information on Beethoven, please contact the following Purrfect Companions’ representative: Maryann at 3312221 or at Please use this phone number only for adoption purposes! Purrfect Companions is a non-profit, all volunteer rescue organization. We are always looking for good volunteers to help with the kitties or assist at our adoption clinics. If you’d like to donate a little time to these worthy animals, please give us a call at 4638709. Our adoption clinics are held 12:30-4:00 most Sundays and the second Saturday of the month at Pet Supplies Plus, 1235 Western Ave in University Plaza, Albany NY. Stop by and see some of our other kitties! We may have one that is just “PURRFECT” for you!

• 12/14/2013, 9:00 AM 2:00 PM, YMCA - Teen Center, 2500 21st Street, Troy, NY 12180; • 12/16/2013, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad - Banquet Hall, 1448 Rt 40, Schaghticoke, NY 12154; • 12/16/2013, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, New York State Department of Labor BLOODMOBILE, 49 4th Street, Troy, NY 12180; • 12/19/ 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Rose and Kiernan Inc - 3rd Flr Conference Rooms, 99 Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061; • 12/19/2013, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Poestenkill Fire Department - Fire Hall, Route 355, Poestenkill, NY 12140. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit for more information and to make an appointment.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXPO AND PHOTOS WITH SANTA To Benefi t C.A.P.P. (Companion Animal Placement Program) In Memory of Murphy. Come join us for a Day of Fun! We will Have Vendors & Crafters for all your last minuite shopping needs. Gifts from $5 & Up, so your children can shop too. Brunswick Elks Lodge, 665 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY 12180 Sunday Dec. 15th, 11:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Pictures with Santa for Sale • 50/50 & Raffles • Chinese Auction • Kitchen Open • Pet Adoption Info

Happy 14th Birthday Mary Beth

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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DON’T FORGET OUR EXTRAS Made on Premises •Pies (Apple, Pumpkin, Chocolate Creme, Pecan, Triple Gun give-a-way 2012-2013 Winner “George Montesano” Berry, Cheesecakes, Any Flavor! •Carrot Cake•Quiche MARLIN 30/30 LEVER ACTION •Stuffed Mushrooms • Deli Platters •Fresh Kielbasa Bring your venison to us for your chance to WIN! Rings • Cabot Cheese • Trays of Sausage & Peppers Raising Your Own PIG or BEEFER? Call us for details about custom cuts slaughtering Soup of the Week: Italian Wedding Soup Sales Valid 12/13-12/19 1195 • Main Ave., Wynantskill Smoked & Fresh Meats & Sales Poultry • Hrs: Valid 10/25-10/31 M-F 10-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3 •


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VENDORS: Arbonne | Marjorie Fredericks; Beagle Boy Beads | Linda Doyle; Beauti Control Spa | Carol Lowry; Berrylicious Bouquets; Shannon Allitt | Discovery Toys |Greta Heilman; Fifth Avenue Jewelry | Gretchen M. Stalnecker; Jacksons Jems | Jacque Smith; Kateri’s Cakes and Gifts | Kateri Garvey; Knit Gerl & Travel Gerl | Amy Goldman Gerling; Madison Handbags | Mandy Duncan; Mary-Kay | Ruth Raym; Miche Handbags | Tammy Teal; Noah’s Ark | Michele Blais; Pampered Chef | Terry Bylsma; Paparazzi | Cinde Apuzzo; Party Lite | Jodi Sheldrick & Betty Corrigan | Pink Zebra | Crystal Miller; Pure Romance | Sarah Briggs; Scentsy | Sara Empett; Tastefully Simple | Deborah Corrigan; Thirty-One | Jennifer Dorrance; Tupperware | Brenda O’Brien; Young Living Oils | Nancy Zajesky; Photographer: Creative Memories | Sarah Walters

MADELINE’S UNITY HOUSE BAKE SALE A BIG SUCCESS With the help of the community, the patrons of the Sweater Venture, friends, and the families and staff of Robert C. Parker School, Madeline’s Unity House Bake sale raised over $325 to benefit the Adopt A Family program of Unity House. Madeline appreciates all of the support she received and is especially grateful to Dan and Lynn of the Sweater Venture who participated enthusiastically, graciously allowing the use of their store and helping an eight-year old realize that a little girl can make a big difference.

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