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Mechanicville Area Community Services Center - Calling All Elves... MECHANICVILLE - Christmas is coming! Last year your generosity enabled MACSC to provide presents and toys for over 450 area children. Can we count on your support to make this another wonderful Christmas? Call Samantha Wagner 518.664.8322 x 1010.

French Course CAPITAL DISTRICT - La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY will be offering a beginners French course. Dr. Janet L. Shideler, Professor of French at Siena College will be the instructor. In addition to beginners, this class will also be for anyone who has taken a beginners course in the past, and wishes to improve their French. The cost of the course will be $70 for 8 sessions beginning September 5,

2019. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Siena College. There will be a limit of 15 students. For questions regarding the program, or to sign up for the course, call Tom Jacques, 518-541-3216. Send checks payable to FeFany, PO Box 354, Cohoes, NY 12047 by August 29, 2019.

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CAPITAL DISTRICT Current President Michael Glenn announces that the 14th Annual Swap and Formal Meet of the Chapter will be held again this year at the Historic Mabee Farm. The event is planned for August 17, 2017 and will be held on the grounds of the Mabee Farm on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction, New York. Attendees come from throughout the Northeast as well as local members and the general public is welcome to attend at no cost. There is no admission fee and no fee to display/ buy/sell/trade. The day is planned to begin at 9:00 AM as a casual open air event that is expected to last until 2:00 pm. The event includes the


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The Friends of the Waterford Public Library Meeting WATERFORD - The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will meet to discuss and plan 20192020 events and fundraising activities on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM in the Community Room at Van Schoonhoven Square, Waterford, NY. Members of the community interested in participating and joining the Friends are invited to attend. The Friends of the Waterford Public Library work with the Library Director and Library trustees to support and advance the services and goals of the Library.

At parole hearing, Pruyn cites police inaction in response to family conflict ByLINE: STEVE HUGHES


Kenyon W. Pruyn, shown in 1976, was recently denied parole. He is in prison for a shooting rampage that killed two people.

MECHANICVILLE - On the night he shot 11 people, killing two -- including a police officer -- Kenyon Pruyn was more than just drunk and angry over a traffic ticket, according to the transcript from his June parole hearing.

He was an alcoholic Vietnam veteran with a room full of weapons, raging over the assault of a family member, according to the transcript from his most recent parole hearing. But Pruyn’s admission that he was sorry for the trauma and pain he caused 42 years ago in Mechanicville wasn’t enough for the state Parole Board, which denied Please see PRUYN 10

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MECHANICVILLE - A community center in New York’s tiniest geographic city got 30 minutes of attention from one of the state’s most powerful elected officials on Wednesday. The visit to Mechanicville by Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, is a continuation of a tradition he began four years ago -- after assuming leadership of the chamber -- with summer stops in upstate communities represented


by Assembly Democrats. At the bustling, cramped space operated by the Mechanicville Area Community Service Center, Heastie watched a dodgeball game, explored their food pantry and visited a classroom of young children. It’s not clear whether the trips beyond the state Capitol have directly shaped policy priorities in the New York City-dominated chamber, but Heastie maintains they’ve helped him do his job as leader of more than 100 members. His Capital Region visits have included stops at General Electric, Mohawk Harbor, and Proctors in Schenectady, a fire Please see SPEAKER 11


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Books for Troops Needs More Books CAPITAL DISTRICT - Books for Troops would once again like to thank all those who supported our “Adopt-A-Box” fundraiser. Even after the deadline, we continued to receive donations. The total donations were enough to send over 400 boxes of 40-50 books to our deployed troops and to those in the VA hospitals. It, also, enabled us put aside funds for special requests from the troops. However, in order to fill those boxes, we are in huge need for many more books. The donation of books has fallen drastically in the

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CAPITAL DISTRICT Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation (NFTBHF) in conjunction with the Honsinger Family is proud to announce its 10th Annual Nick’s Run to be Healed 5K on Sunday, September 29th, 2019, at the Clifton Commons in honor of Olivia DeWitt and JP Honsinger, both from Clifton Park. 16-year old JP was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease at age 10. NPC is a rare neuro-degenerative disease that strikes children and is known as childhood Alzheimer’s. 5-year old Olivia was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was 3 1/2 years old. She will complete treatment this fall and is entering kindergarten. Olivia is one of 90 children who are diagnosed every year just in our area. The Town of Clifton Park sponsored event includes a Kids’ Run, a 2-mile Walk, a 5K Run, a

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MECHANICVILLE - Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks Lodge, 300 Park Avenue, Mechanicville, is seeking funds to cover the cost of two K 9 ballistic vests for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office K 9 Unit. Spokesperson Deputy Nicholas Denno stated that two Patrol and Explosive Detection canines will be added this coming fall; vests are needed to protect our four-legged partners. Mail in or drop off donation at the lodge. Mailing address: Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks, PO Box 649, Mechanicville, NY. Checks payable to Mechanicville-Stillwa-

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MECHANICVILLE Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks, 300 Park Avenue, Mechanicville, invites all to 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, on Wednesday, September 11, at 7pm. Join with us in reflecting upon the memory of those lost and in honoring today’s First Responders, Veterans, active Military. In remembrance of the 9/11 hero rescue dogs donations accepted at the door to support the mission of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Units.

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COHOES - 9 Hole Scramble and Clam Bake. Monday, September 16th at Van Schaick Island Country Club. 2pm shotgun start. $75 golfers ticket $35 clambake-only. A great location, a fun game and it all helps to support the museum! Plus, there is the extra bonus of some particularly spectacular prizes for our golfers this year at the Sal Open. Teams of 4 are open to register, or come as a single or couple and join a team! Hole-in-One prizes include: $10,000 player/$10,000 museum and trip for 2 to the 2020 Masters. Not a golfer? This event can still be for you! This event is also a clambake! You can opt to enjoy the delicious food and spend some time relaxing out on the deck of the club. RSVP To Attend - Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center. 2 Museum Lane, Waterford NY 12188 (518) 238-0809

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CAPITAL DISTRICT - M.P.H.S class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th year reunion at The Waters Edge Lighthouse on 2 Freeman`s Bridge Road, Glenville, NY. Friday, August 23rd, 2019. Please contact for more information 518 859-0070 or 518 852- 2981.

CAPITAL DISTRICT - Friday, September 6, 2019 at Quigleys Restaurant, East Greenbush. 6 to 11pm. Call Valerie Figel Femia 518-477-7839 or Sharon DeJong Romer 518-477-6619.

Colonie Central High School Class of 1977 60th Birthday Party Celebration CAPITAL DISTRICT - Colonie Central High School Class of 1977 is hosting a 60th Birthday Party Celebration, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Cook Park, Colonie, New York. Food, beverages, dessert & DJ. $35.00 per person, reservations required; deadline Saturday, August 24, 2019 thru Eventbrite or mailed checks thru Saturday, September 7, 2019 . Contact 518-371-8849, or FB page Colonie High Class of 1977 60th Birthday. See FB page for updates.

Van Rensselaer Class of 1946 Annual Luncheon CAPITAL DISTRICT On Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 The Van Rensselaer Class of 1946 will hold their annual luncheon at Muscatella’s Restaurant. 99 N. Greenbush Rd., Troy. From 12 noon-2:30pm. Reservations are not needed since we order from the menu. All graduates from 1940-1949 are welcome. Questions? Contact Mike Storonsky at mwspfs@ - Subject: Urgent Reunion.

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Stillwater Class of 1969 50 Year Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - Stillwater Class of 1969 is hosting a 50 year reunion, September 14, 2019 at Embassy Suites, Saratoga,NY. All are welcome. Dinner, music,drinks,memories. For more information contact: Joanne Ford 24 Dick Lynch Rd. Stillwater, NY 12170 or Beverly Dunn, 37 Yachtmans Way, Malta, NY 12020.

10:00 pm. Buffet Dinner at the Edison Club. 891 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY 12148. Sunday, September 22nd, 8:00-10:00 am. Buffet breakfast at the Homewood Suites in Glenville- 2A Freeman’s Bridge Road, Schenectady, NY 12302. Reunion guests of Homewood receive this meal free of charge! All venues are handicap accessible. Questions & registration forms: contact bhblclassof1969reunion@

Catholic Central High School Class of ‘59 CAPITAL DISTRICT - Celebrating their 60th class reunion at the Century House. 997 New Loudon Road. Cohoes, NY on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from noon to 4:30 pm. Cheese platter and Cash bar at 1:00 pm. Buffet lunch..cost per person $35.00. Send check to John Kawola. 9 Thomas Cole Dr. Apt. 9315. Glenmont, NY 12077.

Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake Class of 1969 – 50th Reunion Catholic Central CAPITAL DISTRICT High School September 20-22, 2019. Class of 1969 Friday, September 20th, 8:00-11:00 pm - Meet & Greet at the Charlton Tavern 745 Charlton Road, Charlton, NY 12019. Saturday, September 21st, 10:00 am. Tour of BHBL High School. Saturday, September 21st, 6:00-

CAPITAL DISTRICT The Catholic Central High School class of 1969 will be celebrating their 50th year reunion that will be held on October 4, 2019. For information contact the Alumni Office at 518-235-

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Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour SARATOGA COUNTY - Join us for a FREE Saratoga County Horse Farm tour on Sunday, August 18, 2019. The community is invited for a drive-it-yourself tour of select horse farms around the county; several local farms have graciously agreed to open their doors to the public from 12:004:00PM. This tour is a wonderful opportunity to personally meet some of the farm owners and horses that make the Saratoga area so unique. This farm tour will be fun and educational for the whole family and a perfect way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon. Horse lovers and families will delight in meeting the different breeds of horses and get a behind the scenes look at the horses that are frequently our neighbors here in Saratoga County. The horse farms featured this year on the tour are: Avanti Stable of Greenfield Center, Cross Timbers Ranch of Middle Grove, Mill Creek Farm of Stillwater and McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds of Saratoga Springs.

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August Luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans’ Association CAPITAL DISTRICT - The August luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans’ Assoc. will be held at noon, Thursday, Aug. 22nd at Carson’s Lakeside Rest., about a mile on the left on 9P, from Rt. 9, Malta. Host is Louise Finan. To make a reservation or for further directions, please phone Louise at 518-584-1293 by Aug. 20th. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Bob Garland at 518-280-0075.

Rochmon Record Club Listening Party – Billy Joel – “The Stranger” SARATOGA SPRINGS On Tuesday August 20 at 6:30 The Rochmon Record Club will converge to listen and learn about Billy Joel’s 5thth album 1977’s “The Stranger” at Caffe’ Lena, 47 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs. The Billy Joel Listening Party begins at 7pm with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka “Rochmon”. A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, songs and the stories that went into the making of this classic album. By

listening together, we get to hear the music again for the first time. We’ll listen to “Night Moves” on Caffe’ Lena’s state of the art sound system. Tickets are available at For our schedule of events please check or text 518-792-2711.

PC Users Group Monthly Meeting ALPLAUS - Free & open to the public, Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm. The monthly meeting (3rd Wednesday of the month) is held at the Alplaus Fire House, 309 Alplaus Ave., Alplaus, NY 12302 in the old fire house. The purpose of the group is for PC users (novice through expert) to come together and share their computer experiences and problems with other group attendees. Topic this month: an open forum (to discuss any computer related questions members bring up). For more information, please call Al at 518-280-0900.

August Noontime Music Series at Saratoga National Historical Park STILLWATER - Join us at Saratoga National Historical Park for free music in August! The track is closed, but music echoes through the Hudson River Valley. Bring a bag lunch, a lawn chair, or blanket, and enjoy the views while listening to noontime concerts every Tuesday from Noon- 1:00 on the Visitor Center patio. August 20, John Hughes: Come on a journey of up-lifting universal musical expressions of joy and hope with John Hughes. He is an innovative composer, kora player, percussionist, and vocalist whose style ranges from elegant and stately West African classical harp

music to jazzy, hypnotic grooves that cross cultural boundaries and fuse disparate influences. John makes many of his ancient traditional instruments which are not often heard in the United States. He has studied the music, song, and dance of West Africa for over 25 years, training with numerous master drummers and dancers from Guinea and Mali. August 27, Rumba Flamenca: Finish August with original compositions and unique arrangements of Spanish Classical and Nuevo Flamenco guitar pieces performed by Jason and Elysa Hochman. This engaging couple plays a unique brand of guitar fusing Spanish, Flamenco, Classical and Acoustic styles. Jason and Elysa are the founders of Jay & Lee Rumba Flamenca as well as the New York Guitar Academy and are among the most sought after flamenco and classical guitarists in New York City. They have performed at Lincoln Center, US Open Finals Pre-Game Shows and events for widely recognized organizations, businesses and celebrities. Jason and Elysa create a beautiful and powerful atmosphere of exciting world guitar music that include.

Clifton Park Senior Center Open House CLIFTON PARK - Clifton Park Senior Community Center. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Wednesday, August 21st from 1pm-3pm. This event is for new members and those interested in joining the center. Advance Sign up Required 518-383-1343. Sponsored by Peregrine Senior Living at Clifton Park.

OMMUNITY Niskayuna Reformed Church Brook’s Chicken BBQ NISKAYUNA - The Niskayuna Reformed Church will be hosting a Brook’s Chicken BBQ at 3041 Troy-Schenectady Road (Rt 7) 4 miles west of northway exit 6, on Wednesday, August 21st, from 3:00pm - 6:00pm. The $12.00 Dinner will include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll & butter and dessert or 1/2 chicken for $8.00. Take out only. Proceeds will support local missions and charities.

See the World thru the Eyes of “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary”

COHOES - Historical novels give us a chance to garner insights about the past through the eyes of a central character. In Susan Elia MacNeal’s “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary,” we travel back to WWII, to the very heart of British Command with Maggie Hope, a typist at 10 Downing St. Join the Mystery Book Club on August 21at 10:30 am and share your thoughts about Maggie and her times. More info at www. bookclub

The Capital District Genealogical Society CAPITAL DISTRICT The Capital District Genealogical Society Cordially invites you to join us ScotsIrish Immigration, the Old New York Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre. Speaker: Terry McMaster, an independent researcher examining ethnicity, settlement patterns and family connections throughout the Mohawk and Upper Susquehanna Valleys prior to and during the American Revolution. Saturday

August 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library. 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville (near Times Union). Refreshments following speaker. Computer Resources Group 2:30 PM. Please join us! The meetings are free and open to the public. www.

Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge 3rd Annual Car Show SARATOGA SPRINGS - 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. August 24th, 9am -3pm. Breakfast, Lunch, Music, 50/50 Raffle, Top 25 Trophies. Registration 9am-noon, $10. Rain date August 25th. Proceeds benefit Veteran, Youth, and Drug awareness programs. Contact Al Sommer 518-885-9846.

Capital District Jeep Wrangler Presents – Help A Dog BBQ & Pet Festival

CAPITAL DISTRICT - Sunday, August 25 11am – 3pm. Albany-Saratoga Speedway - 2671 U.S. 9, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Grab those leashes, it’s time to celebrate everything pets and the people who love them! Capital District Jeep Wrangler is proud to present a great day of fur, fun and fundraising for the Animal Protective Foundation in Scotia, NY. Bring your family and your pets and enjoy a yummy BBQ featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, vegan options, chips, beverages and ice cream from Livin’ The Dream Food Cart. Stroll and shop vendor alley with over 60+ vendors offering goods and services for both pets and their humans! Enjoy a $20 per pet, on-site micro-chipping clinic, try out our full


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size dog agility course or just sit and relax and sand, paint and stencil your own wooden sign under our big tent. Bring your pets over to the Mugzy’s Treat Truck and meet PROSARK9 search & rescue dogs and their owners. Enter to win premium raffles that include gift baskets filled with pet/people goodies all valued at $150+ each! Plus, children’s activities and a Jeep Wrangler Show & Shine featuring the new Jeep Gladiator! Admittance and plenty of parking is FREE. 100% Family and Pet Friendly Event. For complete details visit or find us on Facebook at CDJW Help A Dog BBQ & Pet Festival.

Van Schaick Mansion 5th Annual Harvest Cocktail Party

COHOES - Thursday, September 5, 2019. 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes. This is the Mansion’s premiere fundraising event. Guests will enjoy seasonal fare catered by our friends at the Century House, as well as a selection of wines and craft beer, music and candlelight, all while surrounded by the ambiance of a beautiful fall evening. Come experience the whispers of history. Tickets are available, purchase tickets early! Advance Tickets - $45 per person After August 28th - $55 per person. For Tickets - visit www. or email: cohoesmansion@

Saratoga County Office for the Aging Traveling BBQ

SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging sponsors the Senior Nutrition Program in Saratoga County.

Part of our program is Congregate dining- where persons age 60 and over can participate in a meal that is served at 12 noon at several meal sites throughout Saratoga County. Friday, August 30th – Halfmoon Senior Center, 285 Lower Newtown Rd, Waterford (518) 371-3892 Reservations are required at least one day in advance by 12 noon. A registration form must be completed by each participant annually. NO food/ drink items can be taken to go. Participants will receive a monthly contribution letter; the suggested donation is $2.00 per meal. For more information, please call Emma at The Office for the Aging, 884-4996.

Waterford Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet

WATERFORD - All you Can Eat Breakfast Buffet and Omelet Station. Our buffet featuring our famous Omelet Station, Eggs cooked to order, Pancakes, (plain and blueberry) French toast, sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, bagels, pastries, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices, hot chocolate. Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast ticket also enters you in a chance to win a free breakfast at a later date. Sunday September 1st, 2019 and every 1st Sunday of the month. K of C Hall, 76 Grace Street, Waterford - 518-237-9330. $8.00 adult - $4.00 children – (Children under 4 free). 8:30 AM - 11:30.

Saratoga County Office for the Aging Annual Senior Picnic SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is proud to announce the

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Annual Senior Picnic on Thursday, September 5th at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! This year will be a Southern Style Picnic complete with Fried Chicken, Cornbread, Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese, Dessert and Beverages. We will have music, games and a 50/50 raffle. This event is for Saratoga County Residents 60 and over. Lunch is served at 12 noon and parking will be available on site. A $4.00 advanced meal ticket is required and can be picked up at The Office for the Aging located at 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa. We will also have local


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his parole in June. In the hearing, Pruyn offered an alternative motive for the Oct. 30, 1976 shooting and for the first time, discussed the possibility that his military service and alcoholism were connected to his rampage, according to the transcript obtained by the Times Union through a FOIL request. The accepted story for years was that Pruyn began his drunken spree because he was angry after Paul Luther, a 6-foot-8inch part-time police officer, had written him a traffic ticket earlier that day. Luther was the first to respond to the shooting that night and was killed, shot in the throat. But during the parole hearing, Pruyn discussed an incident six to eight months before the shooting involving male and female family members. Pruyn said he went to police over the family issue and that left him frustrated. That incident, he said, eventually led to the deadly shooting and two-hour standoff with dozens of officers. The exact details of what happened are redacted in the hearing transcript but, according to Pruyn, his wife and motherin-law told him about an incident involving a family member. When Pruyn went to the police, nothing happened. Instead, Pruyn says, the police officer he spoke to told him Mechanicville was a small town and to forget about what happened. Pruyn said the officer advised him to “keep her away from him.” The advice left him feeling disappointed and angry, Pruyn said. And it was very much on his mind in the hours leading up to the shooting.

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Pruyn said on the day of the shooting he began drinking around noon. On his way home from a bar, officer Paul Luther pulled him over and wrote him a traffic ticket. Pruyn said police then followed him home. Pruyn tried to call his in-laws to find his wife and tell her what happened. Instead he accidentally dialed the family member he had tried to report to the police. And after a brief conversation, Pruyn decided to shoot him, or as he put it in the hearing, “go up there and take care of his business.” He pulled an M-1 rifle and a double-barrel shotgun out of his personal collection of more than a dozen long guns and went downstairs. But when he got to the stoop outside his Main Street apartment, a police car rolled by. So instead Pruyn said he went upstairs and around 9:30 p.m., blew out his bedroom window with the shotgun and began firing at Joyce’s Log Cabin Bar down the street. “It was ... this was a spontaneous, impulsive explosion of rage,” he told the parole board. “I was just infuriated. Inexpressibly, uncontrollably infuriated.” Pruyn eventually surrendered roughly two hours later when a shot fired by police hit an electrical box in his apartment, starting a fire. Along with Luther, James Marsh, 51, lay dead, hit by a round that went through the wall of Joyce’s Log Cabin. Pruyn pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and assault and was sentenced to 25 years to life in September 1977. The parole hearing, along with a 2017 hearing transcript, both partially redacted, reveal that since his imprisonment, Pruyn has tried to live within the rules of the prison system.

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Contenders Revealed: Voting Begins CLIFTON PARK Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and Library District Contenders for the Friends of the CPH Library, Two Towns-One Book 2020 Community Read were revealed on July 25th at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library and on the Two Towns-One Book website. An exhibit in the Library “Around the Corner Display” will feature the winning books. Community members nominated books from January 1 until May 31,

He told the board he spends most of his time in Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Washington County reading the Bible and working in various prison jobs. He enjoyed shop work the most and has a collection of 22 Bibles. He also completed nearly every program offered to him and spent his time volunteering, teaching other prisoners how to read. He was never in trouble while in prison, except for an incident in 1987. In that case, Pruyn told the parole board that he was in the visiting area and moved out of the way of a visitor. When he moved, he stepped on a red line that prisoners were forbidden from walking past and Pruyn was charged with attempted escape. Pruyn for the first time discussed the possibility that his alcoholism may have been compounded by what he experienced during his time in Vietnam. As with the incident involving a family member, his exact wording is redacted but he and the parole board discussed his feelings after he saw the movies “Full Metal Jacket” and “Black Hawk Down” and that during the 1976 shooting he experienced similar feelings to what he felt when firing his weapon in Vietnam. “Back then, that was all covered up, hidden,” he said, referring to his experiences after the war. Pruyn told the board he started drinking when he was 13 years old and that the habit soon progressed. He enlisted in the Marines after he and a friend were arrested for stealing a car. The judge gave them the option of military service or jail, Pruyn said. As for why the assault against a family member and issues stemming from his time in Vietnam never came up in his previous parole hearings, Pruyn said it all came down to how he felt about what he submitting over 100 titles for consideration. During the summer months, our Book Selection Committee and volunteer readers narrowed nominations to six great reads. Please help us choose the book for our 2020 Community Read by casting your vote. Vote for the book you would most like to read and discuss, whether you have read them all or none. Voting for the winning book continues through Friday, September 20. Ballots and ballot boxes are available at the Clifton Park Town Hall, the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, the Halfmoon Town Hall, the Halfmoon Senior Center and the Clifton

had done. “You know, there’s a lot of things that ... a lot of things that don’t come out because I’m ashamed of this whole terrible mess, this tragedy that I caused,” he said. Pruyn told the state Parole Board that he did not believe there was a form of justice that could punish him enough for what he did. “Justice never forgives,” he said, when asked if justice had been served in his case. Despite his repeated admission of remorse and shame, the state parole board denied the 75-year-old Pruyn parole on June 19, 2019. He is eligible again in June 2021. At the heart of the denial, and a previous one in 2017, was the commissioners’ disbelief that a former Marine Corps expert rifleman armed with a double-barrel shotgun and an M-1 rifle could fire more than 150 rounds and not aim at people running around in the streets below. “The board was not convinced of your accounts of not intentionally aiming at law enforcement or civilians,” the decision read. “During the interview, you stated you were highly intoxicated and could not recall several aspects of the crime; however when pressed your memory was clearer.” But Pruyn believed that if the board saw fit to release him, he and his wife of 53 years could live in peace. He believed that if he could work toward healing the trauma he caused, he would. But he would never go back to Mechanicville. “I’m not going to push myself in to a situation where people don’t want me to be,” he said. “I’m not going to go ... because they don’t want me to be there.”

Park–Halfmoon Public Library. Votes can also be cast on line at http://www. Final Six Contenders: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson; Becoming by Michelle Obama; Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts; The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin; Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover; and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Community members interested in volunteering for project activities or events should contact Linda Conklin at Visit our website, http://www. for

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Old Fashion Bingo Games COHOES - Every Tuesday night at St. Michael’s Church, Page Ave. in Cohoes. Games start at 7:00 pm. The cost is 25 cents per card with over $1,300 in prize money. We do not sell bingo packages just the old-fashion way of playing bingo. For further information, please call 518 237-5151. Come enjoy an inexpensive night out with friends.


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training facility in Colonie and downtown Saratoga Springs. “I just think it’s more of an understanding because there’s a lot of things that are the same ... that every community wants,” Heastie said. State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, though, contend that high-profile legislative priorities in recent years, including additional gun-control measures and driver’s licenses for unauthorized immigrants, haven’t been embraced by upstate communities. Additionally, upstate voters are split on their view of the state Assembly, according to a Siena Research Institute poll released on Tuesday. Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, a Round Lake Democrat, who has repeatedly found herself breaking ranks on major issues, credited the upstate visits with generating targeted state funding. “I would point to (Heastie’s) tremendous support for the upstate county fairs,” Woerner said, referring to $20 million in capital funding that has been allocated in recent years. She also said the speaker’s continued support for expanded access to pre-kindergarten classes stems from his tours. During Wednesday’s stop, when Woerner

Bus Trips Sponsored by Clifton Park Senior Community Center CLIFTON PARK Thursday, October 10-Monday, October 14: Washington, DC . Two Guided Tours of Washington, DC including the WW II Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Smithsonian, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and more! The New Museum of the Bible! 430,000 Square Feet of Biblical History. Admission to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Garden. Tram Ride through Arlington National Cemetery. $635 Per Person (Double Occupancy). $30 additional for non-members For information and reservations, please contact the Clifton Park


Heastie speaks after visiting Mechanicville.

noted the center received a grant to offer pre-k classes in the fall, Heastie said, “We’re trying to expand it.” The lack of public transportation in Mechanicville has been one of the major focuses for Woerner and Megan Quillinan, the center’s executive director. Heastie said that is a concern he’s heard repeatedly from small communities across upstate, and is worried about its effect on access to education and health care. “We don’t want (a) lack of transportation to be a barrier to people improving their lives,” he said. Heastie was scheduled to visit the Boys & Girls Club and Mont Pleasant Library in Schenectady on Thursday afternoon with Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, a Rotterdam Democrat.

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CLIFTON PARK - Lives are rooted in specific moments: in rooms, schools, libraries, neighborhoods, towns, on vacations and at work. Recalling memories of the actual, physical world with its textures, sounds, smells and sights can be an important journey for both writer and family members. September 16, 23, 30; 10:30am12:30pm. CAPTAIN CHS Clifton Park office, 5 Municipal Plaza, Ste. 3, Clifton Park. The class is limited to 12 students. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register call 518-399-3262 or email Stephanie@captaincares. org.

3rd Annual Nick’s Ride to be Healed CAPITAL DISTRICT Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Nick’s Ride to

be Healed 100 mile scenic motorcycle ride to the Adirondacks on Saturday, September 21st, at 4 Avis Drive in Latham. Registration is online at www. or on the morning of the event at 8:30am (kickstands are up at 9:30). Following the ride will be a family friendly event with a pig roast, fun, raffle, games, music from the Back 40 Band and the Albany County Sherriff’s Child Safe Program. Prices are $30 per rider with passenger, $20 for single riders, and $20 for BBQ only (all children and Melodies Center Families are free for the BBQ - must

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Melrose Methodist Church Chicken BBQ MELROSE - The Melrose Methodist Church, 20 Church Street, Melrose, will be holding a Chicken BBQ (Jeff McGreevy’s) on September 21, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30 P.M. Takeout only. Adult: $12.00 Children: 5-10 $6.00. For reservations call: 518-2354370.


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Summer is lily season and I love lilies! They take little effort to plant and grow, and the rewards are huge. They’re winter hardy, so once you plant them they stay forever, multiply quickly, and provide large, often fragrant flowers. Lilies are available as bulbs in economical packages from the garden center in early spring and later as potted plants among the perennials selection. The variety of sizes and colors is amazing. No wonder I love them so much! All lily varieties grow from bulbs. All the wonderful varieties Native Canada Lily. we have to choose from were bred from about 150 wild lily types found worldwide. In fact, we have five native lilies that grow wild here in the northeast - the Michigan Lily, Turk’s Cap Lily, Wood lily, Trout Lily and the Canada Lily. If you are lucky enough to see one of these beauties, look but leave it alone. All are protected in New York State. The lily family contains some of the showiest flowers to be found anywhere, and many of the thousands of cultivars thrive in our northern climate including two of my favorites, Asiatic Native Trout Lily. and Oriental Hybrids. Asiatic hybrids are the first of the lilies to flower in early summer. They are also the most cold tolerant of all lilies. Asiatic lilies mature and reproduce rapidly, making them a rewarding choice for those just starting to dabble in lily growing. They are available in reds, whites, pinks, oranges, and yellows of every shade. Some feature solid colored petals while others are ornately speckled. Asiatic lilies come in a range of sizes from 2’ to 5’ tall! Oriental Lily. To find fragrance, we must sniff out the Oriental lily hybrids. Many Oriental varieties are hardy to zones 4 and 5, hardy enough to thrive in our area. Oriental lilies will produce some of the largest, showiest flowers that you could expect this side of the tropics. A sub-group of the Oriental lilies are the Imperial hybrids. Imperial lilies produce large, sometimes huge flowers on sturdy stems. The Imperial Gold strain, for instance, produces 5” to 7” fragrant flowers on plants up to 7 feet tall. After enjoying your lilies for 3 or 4 years, you’ll notice more Yellow Daylily. plants and flowers but they aren’t as tall as they used to be. This is a signal that they’re crowded and need to be dug and divided. Fall after frost or early spring when they’ve just started to sprout from the soil are the best times for dividing lilies. Another lily enjoyed by many is not a lily at all. Everyone knows them as daylilies, but they are not true lilies but hemerocallis. You have seen them growing wild in roadside ditches and just about anywhere. We can thank our ancestors who planted them generations ago. Hemerocallis is a Greek word meaning ‘beautiful for a day’. The name reflects the lifespan of each flower which opens in the morning and withers away at the end of a single day. Daylilies are about the easiest plants to grow. They love full sun but will thrive in partial shade and aren’t particular about the soil they’re planted in. Once established, daylilies last for a lifetime and longer. Only a few years ago, a clump of yellow daylilies was considered exotic. Now red, gold, peach and burgundy daylilies are turning up in perennial borders. Daylilies with bi-colored flowers, miniatures and repeat bloomers have also appeared. The daylily has come a long way from the common roadside flower that our ancestors planted. They have taken up a new role at the heart of the garden. Considering how easy they are to grow and how rapidly they multiply, you should give them a try. Thanks for the read.

Crafters/Vendors Wanted Crafters Wanted for American Legion Annual Craft / Bake Sale HALFMOON - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1450, Grooms Rd is looking for craft vendors for our Annual Craft and Bake Sale to be held on Saturday Oct 5th from 9am to 4pm. We have indoor and outdoor spaces available (indoor space w/ table $40, 1/2 space $15; outdoor space $30 no electricity) Crafters interested in reserving a space or for more information can contact Sheila H at 518-937-0277. Applications are available at American Legion Post on Grooms Road or go to our website at http:// Deadline for applications is Sept 27th.

Largest Flea Market in the Town of Niskayuna CAPITAL DISTRICT - The 43rd Annual Flea Market at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041

Troy Schenectady Road (Route 7), Niskayuna will be held Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to 4 pm rain or shine. The flea market is 4 miles west of northway exit 6 on Route 7. Parking donation is $2.00 Delicious luncheon selections will be available as well as home made pies. Vendors are wanted. Cars and vans may stay with dealers. Spaces are 20’ x 20’. Reserved outdoor spaces are $25.00 on or before September 19th or $30 afterwards. Indoor spaces 10’ x 10’ are $40.00 on or before September 19th or $50 afterwards. Set up times: Friday Sept 27th 3pm-7pm, Saturday Sept 28th7am-9am. Proceeds to benefit church ministries. For info call: 785-5575. Come join the fun with over 80 vendors.

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10-4pm. Fee $35.00; INSIDE SOLD OUT; outside room for 40 10x10. This is our fifth year and each year we have grown our vendor participation. Last year’s fair, in spite of some steep competition, was double the size from the previous year! Our local girl scouts have always sponsored a bake sale and we will set up a “Chuck Wagon” to serve a variety of hot and cold menu items throughout the day. We are looking into adding additional “attractions” for 2019 to draw even more patrons. We hope to see some of the same vendors from years past and look forward to meeting new entrepreneurs as well. For more information please visit us our website: www. vendor-fair

Food Vendors Needed CAPITAL DISTRICT - Town of Malta Parks & Recreation is seeking food vendors to participate in their 1st Annual Malta Cultural Arts Festival. This new event, featuring Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra and Asian Chinese Dance Troupe, celebrates cultural diversity in Malta and surrounding areas. Seeking indoor food vendors and food trucks, the festival will take place at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00am5:00pm. Contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director at or (518) 368-3987 for additional information or an application to participate!


LIBRARY EVENTS WATERFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY Waterford Library News WATERFORD - Due to a schedule conflict, the August Board of Trustees meeting has been moved to Tuesday Aug. 20th beginning at 6pm. All meetings are open to the public. The library will participate in the Annual Waterford Night Out celebration on Wednesday Aug 21st. Stop by the library booth for snacks and raffle prizes, sign up for a library card, and learn more about the library and its programs and services. The event runs from 6-8pm in Clement Park. The library will be closed for the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. The library will be closed Aug 31 through Sept 2nd. Fall/Winter Hours will resume on Sept 15th.


CLIFTON PARK August 16 at 10 am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. This movie won best documentary. Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan. Rated: PG-13, 120 minutes. Light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome.

Iris Card Folding

CLIFTON PARK - August 17 at 1pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Iris folding is a fun and exciting way to make spectacular greeting cards to share with your family and friends and rival those sold in specialty shops. Presented by Pat Twi-

nam. Iris folding is a 20th Century Dutch paper art. Learn to create unique elegant greetings cards for all occasions that are deceptively easy to make. Each card is a one-of-a-kind creation! Materials will be provided. Registration is required; online, in-person, or call the Library at 518-371-8622.

Computer Classes at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library

CLIFTON PARK - for the week of August 19. There are still openings for the following computer classes for adults at the Library: • Using Your Android Phone – August 19 at 1 pm • Train Your Brain – August 20 at 10 am • WordPress Meetup – August 22 at 6:30 pm For more information including class descriptions, dates, times, or to register, please visit www. Registration is required for all computer classes.

Preschool Movies

CLIFTON PARK August 19 at 10:15 am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Join us for a series of short, literature-based films. Drop-in family program for with children ages 3-6. The following short films are tentatively scheduled: Danny the Dinosaur, Hot Hippo, All the Colors of the Earth. No registration required.

August Library Board of Trustees Meeting

CLIFTON PARK August 19 at 6 pm. A meeting of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees will be held at the Library. This meeting will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the Board from

the Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The first portion of the meeting will include a workshop and joint discussion between the two boards. The Library Board of Trustees will commence its usual monthly business agenda at 7:15 pm. The public is welcome to attend the monthly business meeting. Please call the Library at 518-371-8622 for more information.

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Knitting, Crocheting, & More

CLIFTON PARK - August 22 at 4 pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Improve reading skills or help your child gain more confidence in his/her reading abilities. For children entering grades 1-4. Sign up your child by calling Youth Services at 518-371-8622 to make a 15-minute appointment.

CLIFTON PARK August 20 at 6 pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Interested in meeting other hand crafters and having time to just sit down and knit? Adults and young people in grades six and older are invited to attend this dropin program led by library staff. This is an informal, once a month program to practice knitting. Crocheters, quilters, and needle workers are also welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Please call the Library at 518-371-8622 for additional information.

Mah Jongg: Free Play

CLIFTON PARK - August 21 from 10:30 am1:30 pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library. Come with friends or join a group for a friendly game of Mah Jongg. If you own a Mah Jongg set please bring it along, if not there will be limited number of sets and 2019 score cards available. No registration required.

Let’s Go Camping!

CLIFTON PARK August 21 at 6:30 pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Come for tunes and tales around the “campfire” with Diane Payette (aka Grama Tippy Toes) for this summer favorite! Light refreshments will be served. Drop-in family program for chil-

Daytime Book Discussion Group

CLIFTON PARK - August 22 at 2 pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Join us for a discussion of The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian. All are welcome including new participants.

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Academy Award Film Series: A Star Is Born

CLIFTON PARK - August 23 at 10 am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. This movie won best music (original song). A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. No registration required. (Rated: R, 135 minutes)

Family Film Friday: Muppets From Space

CLIFTON PARK - August 23 at 2 pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it’s up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and reunite him with his long-lost family. Low-sensory environment: some lights remain on, children are free to move around. Rated G. Running Time: 1 hour 27 minutes Drop-

in family program for children ages three and up. Light refreshments will be served

Caddy Stacks: Mini-Golf at the Library

CLIFTON PARK - August 23 at 7 pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Beat the heat of summer.... Bring out your best game because there will be a prize for the winner. We’ll also have some yummy snacks for you to chow down on between holes. No regular Library business will be conducted during this program. This drop-in program is for adults and teens 17+ only.

MECHANICVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Events at Mechanicville Library

icville, NY 12118 518-6644646 Ongoing: Baby & Toddler Story Time: Drop-in for stories, songs and crafts on Tuesdays ay 11:30am Chair Yoga Thursdays at 10am - $5 fee Farmers Market Mondays 4-7pm 8/17 - Kids Summer Reader Finale Party at 11am 8/19 - TEENS Guardians of the Galaxy Movie & Pizza Night at 6:30pm. Please Register! 8/19 - Crochet & Knitting at 6pm 8/20 - Free Blue Grass Concert in Tallmadge at 6:30pm 8/21 - Sleep in Heavenly Peace Volunteer Meeting at 5pm. Visit for more info. 8/26 - Messages From The Other Side With Garrett Jackson ($5 fee)

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Crafters/Vendors Wanted Crafters Wanted for Malta Community Center Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Malta Department of Parks and Recreation announces the date for the Malta Community Center Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Fair as Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00am3:00pm. Crafters and artisans of handmade items are being sought and vendors of manufactured merchandise will

be considered on a juried basis for this lovely event at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive in Malta. Booth fees are $50 until August 31st and $60 thereafter. Call 518-899-4411 or visit www. for a show application.

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Freehold Presbyterian Church (768 Charlton Rd.) is looking for crafters for their annual Craft & Bake Sale on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9am3pm. Crafters interested in reserving space for the Craft Sale, please contact Angela Snyder at or phone: 518-399-2681 and request an application. Inside space is $35 (5 x8), outside space (10x10) $20; $5 for a table. Deadline for application is August 31, 2019.

Need Craft Artists and Vendors CAPITAL DISTRICT Friday, Sept. 6 & Saturday, Sept. 7, for the annual

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Lord’s Acre Fair. Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, Rt. 50. Outdoor show, a variety of crafts desired. One day at $35 or both days at $45. 20 exhibitors. For an application please call Paula at 518-399-7422.

Vendors Sought For Carrot Festival CAPITAL DISTRICT Crafter and vendor table space is available for the 41st annual Carrot Festival scheduled for Sunday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. It will be held at Congregation Agudat Achim, located at 2117 Union Street, Niskayuna. The Carrot Festival also includes: entertainment throughout the day including a special afternoon concert by The Refrigerators, an extensive children’s area, food and “famous” carrot cakes, a farmer’s market with locally grown produce (from Schoharie County) a community service tent, a “touch-a-truck” area and a pet adoption clinic. For more information, please visit the Carrot Festival’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/CarrotFestival/, or visit Please contact the Agudat Achim office at (518) 393-9211 for more information or send a message to carrotfestcrafters@

St. Mary’s Waterford Giant Garage Sale Save the Date WATERFORD - St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford is once again planning their Giant Garage Sale in conjunction with the Village of Waterford Sell-out, on Saturday, September 14. It will be held in St. Mary’s Hall, corner of Division and Sixth Streets. People are asked to save their treasures to donate to the sale. Mark your calendar

for drop-dates which will be Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11th and 12th from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday, September 13th from 9:00 to noon. Sale hours on Saturday will be 9:00 to 5:00, with “Early Bird” admission at 8:00 am for a $5 fee. Any question, please call Gerry at 518237-8296.

Wanted & Looking for Unique Vendors & Artisans CAPITAL DISTRICT - Ballston Area Senior Citizens are gearing up for their Annual Bazaar. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Milton Community Center. 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, NY. What is your specialty? pickles & relishes, jams & jellies, breads & homemade bake good, any handmade crafts are appreciated and welcome. We are looking for you to join us. Indoor space still available on first come bases. Closing date for the contract to come in September 20. To receive an Exhibit Contract and Town of Milton agreement, and pay to reserve your space. Please contact Sue Heimburg with your Name & mailing address at e-mail—sheim381@aol. com or call Sue @ 518-8858037 / text message.

Flea Market COLONIE - 3rd annual flea market at Community Reformed Church, 701 Sand Creek Road, Colonie. Saturday, September 21, from 10-4. Vendor Spaces still available. For more information, contact or 518-869-2111.

Crafters and Vendors Wanted CAPITAL DISTRICT - St. Nicholas Church Craft and Flea Market. Saturday, September 21, 2019 being held at 1077 New Loudon Road in Latham. (Route 9 and Boght Corners) Next to

Guptills Arena. Spaces are still available for one of the largest Flea Market in the Capital Region. Spaces are 20’x20’ for $60 until September 14th,2019. September 15th thru September 21st, 2019 prices increase to $75 for spaces. For more information please contact the church at 518-235-7355 or you can visit the church website: to obtain the forms and register on line and PayPal is also available to reserve your space.

Latham-Colonie Columbiettes, Vendors and Artisans CAPITAL DISTRICT Join the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes, Vendors and Artisans on Saturday September 21st, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm, Rain or Shine! Area crafters and product representatives will include unique jewelry designers, fabric and yarn crafters, paper and wood creations. ​ The Crafter Companies joining us are; Mohawk Enterprises, Our Woodland Studio, Lily, Poppy and Iris, Triple Gems by Melissa, Cornerstone Creations, Barefoot Beads and Gems and Roe Stitch and Sew and representatives from Mary Kay and Paparazzi!​ Outdoor (popup setups) and Outdoor undercover areas are available for your displays, spaces are 10 ft in length for $25.00, electricity and Wi-Fi are available for an additional $5.00 each.​**Email confirmation of your reservation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!​ For information, email or call 518 272 8831 and online at www.lathamcoloniekofc. com/events.​

Yaddo Garden Tours SARATOGA SPRINGS - Garden tours only include sharing the history of the Trask family, the mansion and the history of Yaddo Gardens. The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed.

Docent-led Tours begin at 11a.m., Saturdays and Sundays through September 1, 2019 and on Tuesdays during the racing season. (No Tours on Travers Day) Meet at the main fountain near the entrance to the garden. Tours last about one hour/cost is $10 per person. Private docent-led garden tours may be arranged at a


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GENERAL NOTICES Oh glorious St Jude Apostle & Martyr. I thank you for a favor granted. St Jude pray for us. M.E.E.

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Automatic, Keyless Entry, Stk#19589, Loaded w/ Power windows and much Power Seat, Uconnect w/7” more! Display,MSRP Google$27,335 Android, Apple Car Play, 17” Aluminum Wheels, Or 36 $ Lease Keyless Entry, Sirius Radio mos. FOr and Much More! MSRP $30,390 OR 42 LEASE mos. FOR




*Prices include all available rebates. You may qualify for additional rebates & incentives. Must finance through Chrysler Capital. **Leases through Chrysler Capital include all available rebates and are based on 10,000 miles a year with $3999 cash down; 1st payment, taxes and DMV fees due at inception; security deposit waived for well-qualified buyers (excludes Wranglers); disposition fee $395; 25¢ a mile overage. Lessee is responsible for maintenance and repairs. 0% 72 mos. in lieu of rebates. Pictures for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 8/21/19.

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