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MECHANICVILLE - The city and its commissioner of accounts have been rebuked for failing to produce documents in what a state Supreme Court judge described as the “intentional disregard of its obligation” under state Freedom of Information Law. On Aug. 28, Judge Thomas Buchanan ordered the city and Commissioner Kimberly Dunn to fulfill FOIL requests from Val Serbalik and North Main Street LLC within 20 days. The requests seek records revealing the costs associated with the
city’s renovation of the senior center. Buchanan also ordered the city to pay the legal costs incurred by Serbalik and the LLC. The city and the commissioner “have not complied with their obligation under the Public Officers Law, and they continue to fail to comply,” the judge wrote. The court also noted that the city and Dunn did not provide “pertinent and material facts showing the grounds of their actions” and that “they have remained obstinate.” Neither Dunn nor Mayor Dennis Baker Please see FOIL 19
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The costs of the renovation of the Mechanicville Senior Center were at the center of a Freedom of Information Law request to the city. A judge said the city must turn over records sought by a property owner about those expenses, said to top $80,000.
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Van Schaick Mansion Open House COHOES - On Sunday, October 13, the historic Van Schaick Mansion in Cohoes will join in the Path Through History with an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission to the grounds and cemetery. Guided tours of the mansion will be offered for a donation of $5.
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MALTA - A Colonie-based health insurer is opening two storefronts in the Capital Region that will focus exclusively on helping people enroll in Medicare Advantage plans. BlueShield of Northeastern New York is opening the so-called Medicare Centers at the Shops of Malta at 13 Kendall Way and at Guilderland's Price Chopper Plaza at 1704 Western Ave. A ceremony to celebrate the openings was held Tuesday at the Malta storefront. The centers will help adults age 65 and older navigate their options when it comes to enrolling in Medicare Advantage, a type of Medicare plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare. BlueShield said local data show that 85 percent of Medicare Advantage members prefer human interaction when enrolling in a plan. Beginning Tuesday, Medicare Advantage plan options for 2020 became available with the opportunity to enroll from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Once enrolled, new plans will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. Interested individuals can call 1-833-235-4050 any day of the week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for more information.
Ornaments to Aid Patriot Flight
CAPITAL DISTRICT - Uncle Sam (Fred Polnish) of Troy has joined Santa Claus (Bob Smith) in issuing an early Merry Christmas greeting on the behalf of the Capital District Patriot Flight. Their greeting is prominent on a Christmas ornament designed by sisters Christine Paulsen and Lois Wilson. On one side is Patriot Flight logo. Patriot Flight is a hub of the National Honor Flight Network that provides World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Cold War veterans with a free one-day excursion to visit war monuments and other historic sites in Washington, D.C. Patriot Flight participants fly to and from the Albany International Airport, Colonie. Santa Claus and Uncle Sam are on the other side. Each ornament costs $10. Proceeds help finance future Patriot Flights. Lois Wilson is selling ornaments. To order an ornament, contact Lois Wilson at 518-732-2793 or
The Sixth Annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Downtown Saratoga . October 12, 2019, 11-4. The Saratoga International Flavorfeast is a celebration of Saratoga’s unique culinary scene. It presents a feast for the senses and reflects the multicultural diversity of the region. And it’s held in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs. This fun-filled event includes $1 tastings of ethnic cuisine at participating restaurant and international
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entertainment. Saratoga International Flavorfeast is a family-friendly event. For more information, go to http://www. saratogaflavorfeast.com/ or call 518-365-3459. 413 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Call for Artists
CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Valley Falls United Methodist Church is seeking artists to exhibit their work in the 4th Annual Fine Art Show on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Visit http://www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.com, email the show committee at vfumfinearts@gmail. com, or contact Jocelyn Cole at 518-753-2035 for an application form, show rules, and information. Application deadline is October 19, 2019.
The Friends of the Mechanicville Library Bus Trip to Salem MA.
CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Friends of the Mechanicville Library are sponsoring a Yankee Trails bus trip to Salem Massachusetts on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The bus will depart the Mechanicville Library parking lot at 7am, and will depart Salem at 6:30pm. The transportation will be well-equipped with bathroom facilities, wifi, electricity, and a dvd player for a themed movie. Tickets are $45 each and refunds will not be available. Cash or checks made out to Friends of the Mechanicville Library are accepted.
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Empty Stocking Project Begins
SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Children’s Committee is a nonprofit organization that helps children and families in need in Saratoga County. The Empty Stocking Project provides holiday gifts and necessities to about 900 children and teens each year. Generous people and organizations sponsor a child by purchasing gifts from the child’s “wish list”. If you are willing to sponsor a child please call Kathy Kelly at (518) 399-6629 or leave a voice message at 484-1236. Cash donations are also accepted and may be sent to The Saratoga County Children’s Committee, P.O. Box 1254, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For more information go to: www.saratogachildrenscommittee.org
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AROUND YOUR COMMUNITY Hudson Crossing Park’s Tiki Takeover Fundraiser at Clark’s Steakhouse SCHUYLERVILLE - Community members are cordially invited to
Hudson Crossing Park’s Tiki Takeover Fundraiser at Clark’s Steakhouse on Saturday, October 12, 2019. From noon to closing chefs from the Schuylerville-based restaurant will be preparing mouthwatering culinary treats to help to raise money to keep
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Hudson Crossing Park going strong, with a portion of the proceeds from the HCP menu specials going directly to support the park. We invite everyone to come early, come hungry, and come ready to have some fun for an awesome cause! From noon – 3pm Hudson Crossing Park staff and volunteers will be onsite with activities and games for all ages, including a cornhole tournament beginning at 12:30pm ($10 registration fee per team, all ages welcome), a pumpkin ring toss game for kids, and more! Local singer/songwriter Larry Hooker will be performing from 3pm – 6pm in the gazebo beside the tiki bar, pleasing crowds with his soulful covers of everyone from Neil Young to the Avett Brothers. Clark’s Steakhouse is located at 1 Ferry Street in Schuylerville, New York—
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and the tiki deck and bar is the perfect location for enjoying the fall landscapes. For more information or to volunteer to help out at the park, visit hudsoncrossingpark.org or www. facebook.com/HudsonCrossingPark/, call 518350-7275 (PARK) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An Evening with Darryl Strawberry CAPITAL DISTRICT Saturday, October 12, 2019. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Hackett Blvd., Albany NY. This faith-based evening with a focus on recovery will give vision and hope to anyone in recovery or who knows someone who could be. Join us as we hear Darryl’s encouraging testimony of his journey from disaster to hope through the power of Jesus Christ. 3:30-4:30pm Networking/ Table Displays; 4:305:45p Stephanie Campbell, OASAS Dir. NYS Ombudsman Project; 6-6:45pm Bag Dinner (Complimentary); 7–8:30pm Darryl Strawberry, Speaker - Q&A. Free Event, Free Parking. Sponsored by Diocese of Albany Recovery Commission (DARC) & St. Luke’s on the Hill Recovery Resource Center (SLRRC). Registration required - St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center Facebook - Eventbrite.
Psychic Fair at Mechanicville Library MECHANICVILLE - Join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9am 3pm at the Mechanicville Library. Readings will be on a first come, first serve basis. There is no entry fee. Each practitioner will have their own fees for readings or sessions. Meet
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Richard Barry, an Intuitive Consultant, Psychic Medium, Teacher, Circle Facilitator, Meditation Instructor, and Evidentiary Medium. Debra V. excels at providing comfort, discovery and direction as a Psychic Medium and intuitive messages while using Reiki healing and empathic abilities and is HSI certified. Britta Kuo, Reiki Master, a Psychic-Medium, and a Spiritual Life Coach who has gained her perspective and guidance from living with cancer for half of her life will offer healing Reiki sessions. Peg Adams will offer Rune Readings. Garrett Jackson will teach the practice of Transfiguration - Healing with Spiritual Light which will help empower our own inner divine light to spark our inner healing mechanisms. Mechanicville District Public Library 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville, NY 12118 518-664-4646 meclib.sals.edu
Waterford Senior Center October Activities WATERFORD - The Waterford Senior Center welcomes new members to join and participate in any or all of their monthly activities. The Center is located at 125 Second Street, behind the Waterford Public Library. Membership fee is $12 annually. Activities include: Monday – cards from 10:00 to 1:00 (Texas Hold ‘em); Tuesday – Bingo 1:00. Cards and billiards also available; Wednesday – Grocery bus begins at 9:30. Cards from 10:00; Thursday – chair yoga 10:00 ($5 fee, prior registration not necessary); Friday – cards from 10:00 (Texas Hold’ em), or sign up your group for other games Lunch is available each day at noon, must sign up by the previous day.
Menus can be seen at the Community/Senior Center or at www.saratogacountyny.gov/departments/ office-for-the-aging/ meal-calendar/ Tuesday, October 15th – Monthly meeting 1:00 pm. New members welcome. Refreshments served following the meeting. Wednesday, November 6th – Shopping and lunch and Grapevine Farms, Cobbleskill. Sign up at center. First come, first serve – limited to capacity of town bus.
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club for our Monthly Breakfast VICTORY - Come join The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club for our Monthly Breakfast on Sunday, October 13, 2019, starting at 8:00AM through 11:00AM. Menu: Eggs cooked to order, Bacon, Sausage, Toast ( White or Wheat ), Pancakes ( Regular, Blueberry, Buckwheat, Apple Cinnamon ), French Toast, Home Fries, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate. Cost: $8.00 Adult, $4.00 Child. Everyone will be welcome to join us. 518-695-3917.
Free Community Dinner WATERFORD –A Free Community Meal will be served during a Messy Church gathering at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Grace Church, 36 Third St. Messy Church provides an opportunity for people of all ages to worship together in a fun and creative way. For information, call the Episcopal parish at 237-7370 or visit gracechurchwaterford.com.
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Clifton Park Senior Community Center Service Project CLIFTON PARK Soldier Stockings Service Project – Operation Adopt A Soldier. Wednesdays, October 16th, 23rd, 30th and November 6th - 9am. There is something to do for everyone…Some people will Trace the stockings onto the felt, Cut the felt stockings, Decorate the Stockings and Machine sew the stocking together. We will then fill them with small games, travel sized toiletries and your leftover Halloween Candy. These stockings will be shipped via: www. OperationAdoptASoldier.org out of Saratoga. In 2018 we created and donated over 100 stockings. In 2019 we created and donated over 200 stockings. Come and join the fun! 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. 518383-1343.
We Are Growing and Our Volunteer Team Needs You! BALLSTON SPA Gateway House of Peace is a two-bedroom home that cares for residents in their final 3 months of life. The home runs solely on donations and volunteer help. We have volunteer opportunities available in resident care, maintenance, fundraising, gardening, administrative, cooking, lawn care, etc. Learn more about the many ways YOU can help us serve our community. Sunday October 27th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 479 Rowland St., Ballston Spa. For More Info call Patti at 518-428-9343.
Experience the Excellence Wedding Show SARATOGA SPRINGS You are invited to experience the elegance and grandeur of the Excelsior Springs Event Center at
their premier “Experience the Excellence” Wedding Show on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 11-3. Allow us to assist you in making your wedding planning a little bit easier by offering the opportunity to visit with a select group of wedding professionals gathered all in one space, presenting their very best to you. Vendors are available for you to comfortably talk to and ask questions of in regard to your special day and how to make it the day of your dreams. For more information call 518-350-9505. 47 Excelsior Avenue,Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. To register please visit: https://www. excelsiorspringsweddingshow.com/ https://www. excelsiorsaratoga.com/ weddingshow
Can EOC Help You Celebrate Thanksgiving This Year? SARATOGA COUNTY Saratoga County residents who may need a hand this Thanksgiving are encouraged to reach out to Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC). EOC provides over 800 Thanksgiving baskets each year to neighbors in need. Each basket contains fresh produce, including potatoes, apples and carrots, as well as the staples every Thanksgiving meal needs like stuffing and gravy. A gift card is also provided to help buy a turkey. These baskets are available to families who will have two or more people for dinner.
Households with one person are encouraged to call EOC and sign up for a delivered Thanksgiving meal. A full Thanksgiving dinner will also be available at EOC’s Soup Kitchen housed at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church located at 24 Circular St. in Saratoga. Everyone is always welcome at the soup kitchen. To sign up, or to learn how to help EOC make sure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving, visit saratogaeoc.org/ thanksgiving or call 518288-3206. Register for a basket by Friday, Nov. 1.
Are You Looking to Give Back This Thanksgiving? SARATOGA COUNTY - No one should be hungry on Thanksgiving. Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) works hard to turn that into a reality by providing Thanksgiving baskets to over 800 families in need throughout Saratoga County each year. But we cannot do it without community support. There are a wide range of ways to help EOC provide a Thanksgiving meal to thousands of our neighbors. · Make a monetary donation. EOC is able to secure certain items in bulk at a much lower cost than retail prices. Your donation of $45 provides a basket to a Saratoga County family in need. · Host a food drive with your school, church, organization or workplace. There are certain items
such as pie crust mix, biscuit mix and coffee that really make a difference to families on Thanksgiving Day that EOC may not be able to secure in bulk. EOC is happy to provide a shopping list and food drive flyers. · Be a Donation Coordinator Volunteer. This position includes soliciting and coordinating donations of fresh produce. · Be a Clerical Volunteer. This position includes inputting applications, placing reminder phone calls and tagging and organizing the baskets. This is a great long-term opportunity for the fall. · Be a Packing and Distribution Volunteer. This position may include tasks like unloading the food, getting ready for the packing event, packing the bags just before Thanksgiving and helping distribute the baskets to families. To make a donation, print a food drive flyer, look at the shopping list or sign up to be a volunteer, visit us at saratogaeoc. org/thanksgiving or email
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LIBRARY EVENTS CLIFTON PARK/ HALFMOON PUBLIC LIBRARY World Language Story Time: Spanish
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CLIFTON PARK October 11 at 9:10 am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Stories, songs, and a simple craft. No previous exposure to other languages needed-come and enjoy! This is a drop-in program for children ages three and up accompanied by an adult.
CLIFTON PARK - October 12 at 10 am or 2 pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Earn a certificate for volunteer hours by assisting with Library tasks or a community service craft project. Tasks will vary. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online, in-person or call the Library at 518-371-8622.
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CLIFTON PARK - October 11 at 10:30 am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Trainer Chris Coppola will share stories and information about the enriching experience of being a therapy dog trainer. All are welcome to at-
CLIFTON PARK - October 13 at 2 pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Experience the sounds of the Sitar and Tabla. Veena Chandra is an internationally renowned sitarist, composer, teacher, and choreographer. She is
the founder and director of the Dance and Music School of India in Latham, NY (celebrating 31 years) where she teaches Indian classical music. She has been a faculty member at Skidmore College since 1990, teaching sitar in the Music Department and an Artist Associate in Sitar at Williams College since 2014. No registration required.
COHOES PUBLIC LIBRARY Local Author, Catherine Bruns, Visits Library COHOES - On October 21, at 6 pm at the Cohoes Public Library, we are proud to present local mystery writer Catherine Bruns. Catherine is a USA Today bestselling author of 4 different cozy mystery series - Cookies & Chance about a bakery in
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the Buffalo area, the Cindy York real estate series set in Upstate NY, & the Carrie Jorgenson series featuring a waitress new to Hawaii. Two of the series are culinary themed & feature delicious original recipes. Catherine will talk about her brand-new book Penne Dreadful, the first in a new series, the Italian Cook Mysteries, which just debuted to rave reviews. Catherine grew up in Latham and has many ties with Cohoes. A graduate of Russell Sage, her love of writing mysteries began as a child. Check her out at http://catherinebruns. net/index.html and come and meet her in person to discuss her process, her books & how she gets her inspiration. Updates can be found at www.CohoesPublicLibrary.org or at the www.Facebook.com/ FriendsOfTheCohoesPublicLibrary.
MECHANICVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Events at Mechanicville Library MECHANICVILLE - 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville, NY 12118 518-6644646 meclib.sals.edu Psychic Fair ~ Saturday ~ 10/12 ~ 9a -3p ~ Stop in for a Reading! Baby & Toddler Story Time - Every Tuesday at 11:30am Join us on 10/29 for a special Halloween Story Time with surprise Special Guests! ~ Don’t forget your costume! •Tween & Teen Programming: Tuesdays at 6:30pm : Ages 9+ Please Register! 10/16 - Old School Game Night 10/23 - Amazing Race Find Clues, Race to Finish the puzzles! 10/30 - Halloween Party - Costumes Encouraged •Adult Programming:
Please Register! Chair Yoga - Every Thursday at 10am: $5 fee. For all ages and abilities. Join us 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 Health Insurance Advocates are available on Thursdays, 11am -4pm Mahjong - Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm 10/16 & 10/28 - Crochet & Knitting welcomes all skill levels to meet every other week to work on projects together at 6pm! 10/16 - Social Security Made Easy -at 6pm: Make informed retirement decisions, avoid critical filing errors with this free program. 10/19 - Board of Trustees Meeting at 9am 10/23 - Friends of the Mechanicville District Public Library invite you to join them for a monthly meeting at 6pm - Book Discussion: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson @ 7pm 10/24 - Book Discussion: The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott @ 2pm **Seeking Vendors for Small Business Saturday in the Library! November 30, 11am - 3pm** Reserve your free space by contacting the Library.
WATERFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY Waterford Library News WATERFORD - The library will be closed Oct. 12-14 for the Columbus Day Holiday Weekend. No materials will be due during that time. Knitters of all ages and experience are welcome to join our Knitting Circle which meets every other Thursday from 6-8pm. Please contact the library for more details. The library will host a Children’s Halloween Party on Thursday Oct. 24th from 6-7pm. Come and “test drive” your costume, and enjoy spooky snacks and games and crafts. Please contact Liz
Albanetti at the library for all the details.
Friends of the Waterford Public Library Educational Program WATERFORD - The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will sponsor an educational program presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 5p-7p at the Waterford Community Center at 125 2nd Street “How to Decorate Your Door or Porch for Fall and a Pumpkin Planter Carving Demonstration”. Members of the community interested in participating 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.
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 and elect officers on Saturday, October 26, 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.
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Code Blue Supply Drive MECHANICVILLE - Court St. Paul # 71, Catholic Daughters of The Americas of Mechanicville-Stillwater and surrounding area will be holding their annual Code Blue Supply Drive for the Saratoga Shelter on October 16th from 5 to 7 pm in the Mechanicville Park Plaza (near McDonald’s). Please help us keep these men and women warm and Feed this winter. The most critical needs are Waterproof mittens or gloves, Winter Boots, Hand warmers. NEW CLOTHING: Sports Bras, Thermal underwear, Heavy socks, Undershirts, Underwear, Waterproof gloves and mittens, Boots. FOOD: Prepared meals, High protein snacks, Beef Stew (pop-top cans), Boost, Canned Chili, Pasta, Soup, Cereal, Coffee, Creamer, Gatorade, Granola Bars, Juice, Oatmeal, Water. KITCHEN: Coffee Filters, Stirrers, Cups, Food Handling Gloves (M,L), Garbage Bags (64 Gallon), Napkins, Paper Bowls, Cups, Silverware, Paper Drinking Cups, Paper Towels, Sponges, Ziplock Bags – Qt, Gal. PERSONAL CARE:, Alcohol-Free Mouthwash, Brushes, Combs, Disposable Razors, Facial Tissues, Gold Bond Powder, Hand Warmers, Personal Wipes, Shaving Cream, Toilet Paper. USED CLOTHING: Hooded Sweatshirts. CLEANING PRODUCTS: Bleach, Clorox Wipes, Comet, Dish Soap, Disinfectant Spray Cleaner, Lysol Spray, Toilet Bowl Cleaner. MISCELLANEOUS: Backpacks, Duffel Bags, Sleeping Bags, Tarps.
The Unfinished Work of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement SARATOGA COUNTY - The League of Women
Voters of Saratoga County, along with the Saratoga Springs Public Library will present “The Unfinished Work of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement” on Wednesday, October 16th at 7 pm at the Saratoga Springs Library, The program by Sally Roesch Wagner, a nationally recognized lecturer and author of The Women’s Suffrage Movement, is one that gives voice to the unsung women who helped shape the suffrage movement, including African American suffragists who faced racism within the movement, and Iroquois women whose society influenced suffragists. You’ll hear stories of the wellknown suffragists, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, as well as accounts of those often overlooked because of their race, from Native American women to African American suffragists like Ida B. Wells and the three Forten sisters.
Comfort for Those Who Mourn MECHANCVILLE - Comfort for Those Who Mourn is a 6 week non-denominational Christian grief support group for all those grieving the death of a loved one. October 16 - November 29, 2019. Wednesdays 4:30pm6pm. All those interested are invited to stay for Eucharist at 6pm and potluck dinner at 6:30pm. St. Luke’s on the Hill. 40 McBride Rd., Mechanicville. Please see our website events page for registration or call 518-664-4834. stlukesonthehill.org
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham CAPITAL DISTRICT Bernard Ouimet, President of La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, will give a presentation on “The Battle of the Plains of Abraham”. Mr. Ouimet, a native of Quebec, will speak on the reasons for the French and Indian War
and its most important battle, that took place at the Plains of Abraham. The discussion will also look at the strengths and weaknesses of the British and the French, and the reasons why the French lost the battle. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7pm, Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY. Sponsored by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, is free and open to the public. Information by calling the library, 518-371-8622 or www.albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.
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The flowers are a bit smaller than shadblow many other trees that display yellow thoseand of the tropical hibiscus but you can in seefall. the reAnthocyanins can claim credit for most of the red and purple. semblance. In fall, anthocyanins tint oaks, some maples, dogwood and othWhile althea a woody shrub,and there’s another Althea or Rose of Sharon. ers. Trees willthe often haveisboth carotenoids anthocyanins Carotenoids make yellow and hardy hibiscus, hibiscus thatcombinations is perennial present in their leavesthe andmallow will display stunning anthocyanins make red. in nature (it dies to the ground in winter). Like althea of color. or Rose of Sharon, mallow hibiscus is than a relative It would seem that therethe could be nothing easier takingofa greatthe falltropical foliage photograph. I’ve spentthe years in the are area,much and I hibiscus although flowers havelarger. to tell you that it isn’t as easy as it seems. It is a spellbinding The showy mallow hibiscus will grow from experience, but it’stodifficult toof capture theduring essenceeach of it growing in a phothe ground a height 4’ to 6’ tograph. I’ve travelled miles seeking the perfect vista with little season. Mallow hibiscus flowers range in color from to show for my effort. Over the years I’ve discovered, that when white to deep purpletheand encompass of photographing fall foliage, delight is in the every details.shade Moving pink in between. As if this weren’t enough, the flowin closer allows us to capture more intimate autumn moments Mallow Hibiscus flowers ers can largeexperience as a dinner plate! I know you’ve in a way that be we as actually when we walk through it. are huge. Maple. seen these around town since they are in flower right On a walk through an autumn forest, our eye is often drawn to the beauty of individual leaves.realize Whenthat the sun now. 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season trying to fill that role. Q: How have you taken on and embraced the role of captain? A: Being a captain is a big role. I think going into the season, I looked back being a sophomore and the players I looked up to then the most. I went in wanting to be the same type of person they were for me. I wanted to be a good leader for the underclassmen, letting them know they could come to me and count on me to look up to. Q: There is a little more responsibility on you in terms of not only leadership, but from a production standpoint as well. How do you feel you have handled that so far? A: I think I have handled it pretty well. Going out there being my senior year, I want to make it count and not look back and say I didn’t give 100 percent. I want to do what is best for the team and let the outcomes come. Q: How do feel knowing your coach Holli Nirsberger has so much confidence in you to shift you to striker if the team needs a goal? A: It makes me feel so good. In order to have that confidence in myself, I have my coaches and the whole team that have confidence in me. It really helps me perform at my best. Wherever she puts me, I take it on with a positive attitude and do what I do best. Q: When you began playing soccer, what kept your interest in it? A: I started playing when I was five. I think every time I went on the field, even at that young age, I just had fun with it. There was never a time where I went to a game or a practice thinking, ‘wow, I really don’t want to do this.’ I was always eager to get on the soccer field and eager to make myself better. It is a fun sport that will always be a part of my life. It is part of who I am. Q: Why are you so relentless out there? A: I think it goes back to wanting to give my all, not give up even if we are down and to walk off the field knowing I gave it my all. Q: We are nearly at the end of the regular season. You have been a part of
PC Users Group Monthly Meeting ALPLAUS - Free & open to the public, Wednesday, October 16th 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
championship team as a sophomore and another that lost in the final. What do you hope to accomplish in the playoffs? A: I think the biggest goal is sectionals and beyond. That is what we are always going for. The recent losses we’ve had have been lessons for us and motivated us more to be better. I think going into the postseason, we want to finish the regular season off with some wins. Q: I would imagine if you did win a sectional title, it would mean a lot to you because this is such a young team, correct? A: Yes, it would mean the world to us. Even being on the team so long, coming off a sectional win as a sophomore, I wanted to do the same as a junior. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Being my last year and knowing I won’t be able to put on that Shen uniform next year, it would be amazing to win sectionals and hopefully go all the way. Q: I know you are visiting colleges right now. Where does your recruitment stand? A: It is good. I still have a few overnights and visits to go on before I make my decision. The one thing I definitely know is I want to play soccer in college. I am just trying to find a school that fits me both academically and athletically. I am finishing off the visits and hopefully will have a decision made soon. Q: Have you settled on a major yet? A: I am thinking either education or psychology. I think for the longest time, I have known I want to work with kids. Q: Is it difficult to believe your high school career is nearly concluded? A: Yeah, it is actually so sad in a way to think about that, but it is also motivation to make these last games count. I am going to try and do my best. I want to make this season go as long as I can and make the most of it. Q: Regardless of what happens the next few weeks, how much have you enjoyed your career? A: I have enjoyed it so much, from JV, varsity and club soccer. I have had amazing coaches that not only wanted the best for me, but have made me a better player. I cannot imagine my life without the game in it. firstname.lastname@example.org - 518-454-5062 - @TUSidelines
is for PC users (novice through expert) to come together and share their computer experiences and problems with other group attendees. Topic this month: Using Facebook and an open forum (to discuss any computer related questions members bring up). For more information, please call Al at 518-2800900.
Homework Help Volunteers Needed CLIFTON PARK Cheryl’s Lodge, 25 Fern Lane, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-5:00pm. Contact: Ava 518-399-4624, ava@ captaincares.org
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responded to the Times Union’s requests for comment on the decision. But in a twist, court papers revealed that the city blamed Serbalik, who used to work as the its attorney, for not fulfilling the FOIL submission. The city argued Serbalik gave them bad legal advice, such as the notion that “FOIL matters did not have to be addressed under the time restraints imposed by the Public Officers Law, and that the consequences were not serious,” according to court documents. Serbalik said that the law is stringent, but was asked by the city in 2017 what would happen if the city didn’t acknowledge receiving a FOIL request within the five-day time limit set by the law. “I said the courts aren’t particularly concerned with a violation of a minor nature of five or 10 days,” Serbalik said. But “I never told them they don’t have to
Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop SCHUYLERVILLE Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, Broad St, Schuylerville, is having a 30% off store wide sale on every purchase over $1.00. Holiday merchandise is not included. This sale will continue to the end of October. For more information, please call the shop at 695-4640.
Low-Income Families Can Apply for Free Weatherization CAPITAL DISTRICT - Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) is accepting applications for free weatherization in both Saratoga and Schenectady counties. Low-income homeowners are eligible. Through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), EOC conducts an audit that identifies sources of heat loss and checks the home’s energy systems to make sure they are safe and functioning properly. Based on the audit results, the crew may install insulation, replace windows and doors, tune up the heating system,
answer a FOIL.” Buchanan said whatever advice was provided by Serbalik, its content “is not before the court” and “does not change the law.” Serbalik has yet to receive his FOIL information on the renovations of the Mechanicville Senior Center, which he said “reputedly exceeded the sum of $80,000.” Before going to court, he filed two requests (March 14 and April 11) for the applicable records. He also said that the court order, though signed in August, was not received by him until Tuesday -- giving the city even more time to fulfill the request. “There is no need to take more legal action at this time,” he said. When asked why he was seeking the information, he said it’s his right to know how taxpayer money is being spent. “We are taxpayers and own considerable properties in the city,” Serbalik said. “It’s appropriate as a taxpayer.” email@example.com - 518-4545445 - @wendyliberatore
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New York State Commission for the Blind CAPITAL DISTRICT - The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) provides free vocational rehabilitation and other services to legally blind New York State residents, including children, adults, and older adults. NYSCB assists participants in achieving economic self-sufficiency and full integration into society. Call toll-free (866) 871-3000 or visit our website: visionloss.ny.gov
Church Services WATERFORD - The Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons celebrates the Holy Eucharist at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Grace Church, 34 Third St. Deacon Denise Moore assists. An Adult Christian Education program begins at 8:30
a.m. A coffee hour follows each service. For information, call the Episcopal parish at 237-7370.
Clifton Park Senior Center Chorus We Need You to Sing with Us! CLIFTON PARK - We meet every Thursday at the Center at 10am! Contact Lorraine at 518885-1570 or Lorrainezjanack@gmail.com or just show up on a Thursday at 10am. Come join the fun!6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park.
Clifton Park Senior Community Center Trips CLIFTON PARK - • Kykuit - Rockefeller Estate And Walkway Over The Hudson. Thursday, November 7th, 2019 . $80 Members/ $88 Non-Members (hot meal included). • Holiday Train Show - NYC Botanical Gardens & Holiday Lights at The Bronx Zoo. Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 (8:00 am Departure – 8:30 pm
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Knights of Columbus of St. Edward’s church will host an open meeting for the public in the parish social hall on Thursday October 17th at 7 pm. Our guest speaker is Will Coté, Food Access Manager of Capital Roots, a Troybased non-profit orga-
nization. They grow and distribute food to those in need. Come and see how you can help them. The church is located at 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065. For more information phone Bruce Van Denburg at 518 428 5086.
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COPS, COURT AND FIRE CALLS Man fled crash scene, police say BALLSTON SPA -- A Schenectady man is facing felony charges after he allegedly crashed into a utility pole in Ballston Spa and fled the scene. Robert L. Salisbury, 30, was charged with felony DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor operation of a motor vehicle without a required ignition interlock device, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. Deputies said they were called to the hit-and-run on West High Street near Route 50 shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. Officials searched the area and found the vehicle in a parking lot off Route 50 near Brookline Road. Salisbury was arraigned in Ballston Town Court and taken to Saratoga County jail. -- Amanda Fries
Bad brake light leads to felony drug counts GREENWICH -- A Southampton man is facing felony drug charges after he was stopped by State Police for a broken brake light. Michael D. Treco, 29, was charged with two counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, State Police in Greenwich said Monday. Police stopped Treco shortly after 10 p.m. Friday on Route 29 in Greenwich with the broken brake light. Police said they could smell marijuana in the car when they interviewed Treco, leading to a search of the vehicle. During the search, they found about 10 grams of hallucinogenic
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also remind citizens that they should still be on alert to potential scam attempts. There was a reported incident of an unsuccessful attempt at the scam Tuesday in Colonie.
Federal prison for child sexual exploitation
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ALBANY- A Columbia County man was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison for sexually exploiting a child and possessing child pornography, authorities said. Senior U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue ordered that the sentence of John G. Stroming, 60, of Stuyvesant run consecutive to a state term of imprisonment Stroming is serving, according to the U.S. Attorney's office, State Police and FBI. The federal sentence should begin in 2027, when Stroming's state sentence is scheduled to end. Stroming was convicted in May after a two-day jury trial. The evidence showed Stroming videotaped himself sexually abusing a 19-month-old and that he also had child pornography involving other children. At the time of the crimes, Stroming was required to register as a sex offender. He has sex offense convictions including for rape in the second degree (2011) and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child (1999), authorities said.
'Grandparents scam' still investigated COLONIE -- The Colonie Police Department said last week it's still actively investigating the recent reports of a "grandparents scam," where scammers pose as a troubled family member to try to get money. There have been no arrests, but several leads have been developed that may lead to future prosecution of the responsible parties, said police, who
CLAVERACK -- A town of Claverack woman is charged with committing two separate home breakins at the same location within a five-day span, Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett said. On Saturday, Sept. 28, deputies were called by a resident on Tishauser Road in Claverack reporting that someone had burglarized his home. Deputies and investigators that responded determined a "large amount of money" and a firearm were stolen. On Oct. 3 at about 1:23 p.m., deputies responded to another residence on Tishauser Road for a report of a woman trying to enter a parked, unoccupied vehicle in the driveway. Deputies found that the same residence from their Saturday call was burglarized again. The suspect ran off and deputies, police dogs and State Police tried to find her without success. A possible suspect was developed, and on Friday morning, deputies encountered her on Tishauser Road. Bartlett said she admitted her involvement in both burglaries to them. Selena McFadden, 22, of Tishauser Road, was charged with burglary, grand larceny, criminal mischief and petit larceny, arraigned and jailed in lieu of $1,000 bail. She is scheduled to be back in court at a later date.
Troy fire starts in camper trailer TROY -- Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon that sent smoke billowing over a South Troy industrial area and the nearby
residential neighborhood around Monroe and First streets. The fire started in a camper trailer stored in a factory building on the north side of Monroe Street between the railroad tracks to the east and the Hudson River to the west, Fire Chief Eric McMahon said. Firefighters had the fire, reported at 3 p.m., under control within 30 minutes, McMahon said. A second alarm sounded because of the amount of smoke pouring out of the building and the size of the complex, McMahon said. The building is on the south side of the R.J. Valente Companies complex between Madison Street on the north, south to Monroe Street. The older factory building was being used for storage. It appeared attached to a more modern building on its west side. The camper trailer and some plastic appeared to have burned in the fire. The cause is under investigation. Troy firefighters were assisted by the Watervliet Arsenal and the Watervliet city fire departments.
Two airlifted after Providence crash PROVIDENCE -- Two people suffered serious injuries Thursday morning from a head-on car crash in western Saratoga County, the sheriff’s office said Friday. Two cars collided at about 6:30 a.m. on Potter Hollow Road in Providence. The sheriff’s office said investigators reconstructed the crash and are still working to determine the cause. The victims, who were driving the two cars, were flown by helicopter to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where they are still being treated. The sheriff’s office identified the two drivers as 27-year-old Michael B. Kennedy of Providence,
who was driving a 2012 GMC Sierra truck, and 43-year-old Christopher E. Edwards of Edinburg, who was driving a 2018 Dodge Journey sports utility vehicle.
Vandalism leads to trail closing HUNTER -- The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday temporarily closed a section of the Devil’s Path trail in the Catskills, after an episode of vandalism on the trail. The stretch of that wellknown trail is closed from the intersection of the Pecoy Notch trail to the Twin Mountain summit, in the Indian Head Wilderness Area. It was closed after recent vandalism of the steel rungs that were installed there in August. The vandalism has created a safety hazard for visitors utilizing this section of trail, according to DEC. Although the Devil’s Path trail will be closed on the western approach to Twin Mountain, hikers can still access the summit from the east utilizing the Jimmy Dolan Notch Trail from Prediger Road or via the Devil’s Path from Indian Head Mountain.
Guilty plea in cab driver shooting ALBANY -- An Albany man pleaded guilty to first-degree assault Thursday for shooting a taxicab driver earlier this year, Albany County prosecutors said. Thomas W. Allen, 25, was a passenger in the
taxi Jan. 19 near I-90 and Northern Boulevard in Albany when he shot the driver just before midnight. The driver was treated and survived, according to the District Attorney’s office. Allen faces 10 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision when sentenced on Dec. 5.
Johnstown man gets 5 years in drug case ALBANY -- A Fulton County man who planned to sell about 1,740 bags of fentanyl-laced heroin was sentenced to five years in federal prison Friday. Victor M. Diaz, 30, of Johnstown pleaded guilty in June in U.S. District Court to one count of possession with intent to sell heroin and fentanyl before Senior Judge Norman A. Mordue. On March 7, Diaz was arrested after investigators discovered the potentially deadly drugs in a suitcase in his home. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Amsterdam police, State Police and Gloversville police were involved. In a pre-sentencing letter to the judge, Diaz defense attorney Danielle Neroni said her client -- the father of two children ages 6 and 9 -- “understands the magnitude of the mistake that he has made and upon release from incarceration, he will again live a law-abiding life that consists of working long hours and caring for his children.” -- Staff reports
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CLIFTON PARK Calling all Kids, families, clubs and groups. Looking for a community service project? We’ve got just the thing. To Love a Child, Inc. announces its annual Kids Helping Kids project. It’s that time again when kids gather to do some tremendous things for children less fortunate. To date, over $12,500 has been raised by kids by conducting a kick ball game, selling homemade granola, holding a raffle, organizing a bake sale, selling bows and more! You are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about the program and how you can help by creating and hosting a very simple event. Lots of fun ideas! Visit our website at www.toloveachild.net to learn more or call 518-8594424.
To Love a Child Seeks Sponsors for its Midnight Masquerade Annual Dinner Celebration CAPITAL DISTRICT - To Love a Child, Inc. announces its 11th Annual Awards Dinner to be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park, NY. The Midnight Masquerade themed event will feature the Silent Auction, the Circle of Love Awards and the 5th Annual Kids Helping Kids Auction to support local children in their efforts to help others. Sponsor opportunities are available. Invitations to be sent in October. Learn more about the work we do in our local community, Haiti and Zimbabwe and how you can make a difference in the lives of severely impoverished children. Visit our website at www.toloveachild.net to learn more about our unique sponsor opportunities or call 518-859-4424.
To Love a Child to host Midnight Masquerade Annual Dinner Celebration CLIFTON PARK - To Love a Child, Inc. announces its 11th Annual Awards Dinner to be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park, NY. The Midnight Masquerade themed event will feature the Silent Auction, the Circle of Love Awards presented to Teresa Brobston and Elaine Neiss and the 5th Annual Kids Helping Kids Auction to support local children in their efforts to help children who are less fortunate. Come join us for an evening of fun and celebration with entertainment provided by Upbeat Occasions. Ticket prices are $100 per person for Patron tickets, $50 per person for Students, $125 Honorary Committee and $150 for Super Honorary Committee. Invitation and sponsor opportunities can be found on our website.
The Community Hospice Hosts “Touched by an Angel” Fundraiser Benefitting Patient Programs in Saratoga & Washington Counties SARATOGA COUNTY - The Community Hospice will hosts its 24th Annual “Touched by an Angel” fundraiser to benefit patient programs in the Saratoga and Washington counties, Thursday, Oct.17, 6 – 9 pm, Canfield Casino, E. Congress St., Saratoga Springs. The evening will feature a wide variety of food tastings provided by 18
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local restaurants. Guests will be able to sample elegant, savory and sweet food stations, along with appetizers and desserts. Guests will also enjoy complimentary wine, beer, Saratoga Water, and a signature drink. There will be several great raffles. Saratoga Photobooth will be on hand. Music will be provided by Shades of Grey. About 400 guests are expected. Tickets are $80. Proceeds will benefit hospice programs and services in Saratoga and Washington counties, including complementary services, such as music and massage therapy; and the Hospice Wish Fund which grants
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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We are also hiring for full-time Class A CDL Drivers! High reach truck experience? Receive $1 premium pay! We offer 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift positions with opportunity to earn extra cash with our incentive programs on top of wages of $14.75/hour for 1st shift; $15.50/hour for 2nd shift & $15.75/hour for 3rd shift. Full benefits after 90 days! Tuition Assistance after 6 months! 401K options with company match
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wishes for patients and families. For more information or to attend, please contact Gina Peca, (518) 581-9727, ext. 8611, or visit www.SaratogaAngel.org.
TIMES UNION CENTER, ALBANY, NY Friday 3pm-8pm • Saturday 10am-7pm • Sunday 10am-5pm FEATURING MORE AUTOMOTIVE MAKES AND MODELS Cars • Trucks • Minivans • Sport-Utilities • Luxury • Utility Vehicles
SHOWCASING THE LATEST FEATURES, OPTIONS AND STYLING!
Adults: $10 • Children Under 12: Free When accompanied by an adult *Plenty of tickets available for purchase day-of event at the box office.
FREE PARKING IN THE TIMES UNION CENTER PARKING GARAGE (Garage behind Arena, entrances on Beaver Street and Market Street)
SATURDAY – Mr. Twisty: 12pm-4pm • SUNDAY – Mr. Twisty: 11am-4pm Check out the classic cars display from the Saratoga Auto Museum in the front Atrium Guess the “Crushed Car”, provided by Ben Weitsman of Albany, onsite and win $500 Gas Card Giveaway: Win a $50 CITGO gas card every hour, provided by Polsinello Lubricants Bath Fitter • Explorer Van Company • GEICO • LeafFilter Gutter Protection • Hudson Valley Community College’s Automotive Department • Mobility Works • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority • The Saratoga Automobile Museum Albany.com • Capital District Radio Association • CBS-6/CW15 • CHF Auto Profits Plus • Clipper Magazine/Local Flavor • First National Bank of Scotia • Gazette Newspapers • Hireology • KeyBank Dealer Services • Lamar Advertising Company • Lamar Transit • Leader Auto Resources (LAR) • Local First • Mannix Marketing • Movin’ Ads Marketing and Signs • Polsinello Lubricants • Spectrum Reach • Times Union • TrueCar • WNYT News Channel 13/MeTV/ my 4 Albany • WTEN-News10ABC • WXXA Fox 23 News
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*Note: Lincoln, Mercedes Benz & Mini have chosen not to participate in this show.
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Annual Fresh Florida Citrus Fundraiser
Sunday, November 24. Call Dean at 518-322-0826 Today!! Will arrive in Troy, by December 12, in plenty of time for Holiday Gift Giving!! Kiwanis is Serving the Children of the World.
CAPITAL DISTRICT The yearly Troy Kiwanis Fresh Florida Fruit sale is on again to raise money for projects that directly assist Troy area youth. 20 lbs for only $25. Navel Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit or a Mixed Case. Most area groups are charging well over $30/case. Orders must be received by
Stillwater United Annual Harvest Roast Beef Dinner STILLWATER - Stillwater United Church, 747 Hudson Avenue, is holding
a Roast Beef Dinner on Thursday, October 17th from 5:00-6:30 in their air-conditioned Fellowship Hall. The dinner consists of family style servings of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, winter squash, coleslaw, rolls, pie and beverage. Cost: $12 Adults; $5 Ages 5-10; Under 5 Free. Tickets for inside seating may be purchased at the door. Available again this year will be parking
lot ordering and pick-up, if desired. For more information contact the church office 664-7984. The church is handicap accessible.
Clifton Park Chabad 10th Annual “Sushi in the Sukkah” Party CLIFTON PARK - Clifton Park Chabad is hosting the 10th Annual “Sushi in the Sukkah” party at 5:00pm on Thursday,
October 17th at 495 Moe Rd. All are welcome! Featuring Kosher Sushi, Gourmet Soups, Salads, Hot Cider & Desserts. Klezmer/Holiday tunes, plus Sukkah activities and Lulav & Esrog Shakes. We all unite joyfully on this Holiday under one Sukkah! The event is free; donations welcome. For more info or RSVP contact Leah at 495-0779 or info@ cliftonparkchabad.com
Grace Chapel Fall Family Fun Fest CLIFTON PARK - Grace Chapel of 996 Main Street in Clifton Park will be holding a free Fall Family Fun Fest on Saturday, October 26th from 1-4 PM! Enjoy hayrides, bounce houses, face painting, dunk tank, pumpkin decorating, carnival games, and more!
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PART TIME HOME HEALTH AIDE NEEDED. 30hrs. avail. $11.10/hr. Call for details, Rosina (518) 390-6943 Part Time Cook Coburg Village is seeking candidates to join our professional culinary team. 2-4 days per week, 11:00am-7:30pm with alternate weekends off. $14.50-$15.50/hr based on experience. Exceptional working environment, opportunity to learn and to share knowledge. Interested candidates please apply to Coburg Village HR Dept.: hrcv@TLCN.org, fax# (518) 3715097, or stop by at 1 Coburg Village Way, Rexford, NY 12148. EOE
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All antiques, signs, records, old instruments & knives & tools, old video game equip, more. Estates. 518-801-4673 PAY CASH for old postcards, photos, stereoview cards, advertising trade cards, buttons, tokens. (518) 383-5126
DONATE YOUR CAR TO CHARITY. Receive maximum value of write off for your taxes. Running or not! All conditions accepted. Free pickup. Call for details. 1-855-587-1166
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Stay in your home longer with American Standard Walk-In Bathtub. Receive up to $1500 off, including a free toilet, and lifetime warranty on the tub and installation! Call us at 1-855-465-5426
MERCHANDISE CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! We buy 2002-2018 Cars/Trucks. Running or Not! Nationwide Free Pickup! Call 1-888-416-2208
AARON CONSTRUCTION Specializing in all phases of home remodeling & repairs. Snow plowing. Fully insured. (518) 857-8354 or (518) 371-1519
Cushman Maple Furniture. 3 cushion sofa and chair with cushions. Great for a camp, cabin, or basement rec room/ den. $150 for both. (518) 664-4052.
BUYING GOLD & SILVER Highest cash prices paid. Jewelry, vintage costume and turquoise, coins, watches, knives, military, toys, antiques, etc. 40+ yrs. exp. Call Joe first. (518) 669-2274
A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation’s largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service if FREE/no obligation CALL 1-844-258-8586 $$CA$H$$ FOR JUNK CARS $100-$1000. FREE PICKUP (518) 365-3368 CHEAPER THAN DUMPSTERS Old appliances and furniture REMOVED FROM YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. Small or Large jobs. CLEANOUTS. Call Bill the Junkman at (518)256-6124. Credit cards accepted. C.L. HOME IMPROVEMENTS Taking care of all your window and remodeling needs. Neat &dependable. Fully ins. Free est. Rich (518) 528-7173 COMPUTER ISSUES? FREE DIAGNOSIS BY GEEKS ON SITE! Virus Removal Data Recovery! 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE, In-home repair/On-line solutions. $20 OFF ANY SERVICE! 855-385-4814 DISCIPIO’S PAINTING Professional - Quality work. One call, we do it all! Free estimates. (518) 209-4036 DIVORCE MAKE DIVORCE EASY! Papers prepared $349. One signature req’d. Includes poor person app. (518) 274-0380 FALL CLEANUP Low cost. High quality. Raking, mowing, trimming. Call Jesse (518) 506-5479 or jessesample@yahoocom FAST FIX HEATING and PLUMBING LLC 24 hr. service, fully ins. 26 yrs. exp. Installs/ replacements, tuneups, trouble shooting. Fixing all your heating & plumbing needs. (518) 256-1346.
FIREWOOD $275/ cord. Call Karl (518) 269-1391 Firewood/ Cooking Wood Exit 15N.com Lou "The Wood Guy" Rt. 50, Wilton. 24/7 GARAGE DOOR GARY Garage doors, electric openers, service. Garage door openers make great gifts! Call for free est. (518) 399-6102 GENERAL CONTRACTING Additions, interior remodeling, kitchens, baths, flooring, siding, carports. Free est. (518) 378-6298 HANDY GUY Light pressure washing, painting, carpentry, plumbing. 17 yrs. exp. CP area. Frank (518) 428-4811 HOUSE CLEANING Call today for an estimate on a onetime deep cleaning or regularly scheduled cleanings. Excellent references. Linda (518)222-9734 HOUSE CLEANING Reasonable, effective. Honest and trustworthy. Spotless background. (518) 222-3979. JOEYJUNK.COM Junk removal service. Res/Comm/ Government. We will remove all items from the room they are in. Attics, basements, barns, land cleanup, demo available. Single item, or entire estate. $12 & $20 yard dumpsters available to rent. (518) 237-JUNK (5865) JUNK REMOVAL & DEMO Oil tanks, hot tubs, pools, sheds, barns, houses, yard cleanup, res./comm. clean out & organize. Fully equipped to handle any job. 518-339-3369 MACK’S POWER WASHING Insured and free estimates. Housing and trucking.( 518)888-6990
Call (518) 454-5502 or (518) 454-5503 to place a classified ad
LICENSED ELECTRICIAN Everything from new services to switch or receptacle repair. All types of lighting installed. (518) 782-1473. No job too big or smal MG REMODEL & HOME REPAIR No job too small! Int/Ext. Serving the Capital District. Questions? Give me a call! Free estimates & fully insured. 518-383-2546 OXYGEN-Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 1-855-839-1738 PJ’S CONSTRUCTION Windows, doors, remodeling, roof repair, small jobs. Small landscaping. Insured. (518) 527-3067 PROFESSIONAL PAINTER Interior/ exterior. 25 years experience. Insured, references. Free Estimates. (518) 373-7982 RON’S TREE SERVICE Fully insured, free est. Firewood & logging, tree removal, stump grinding, lot clearing, chipping and hauling. It’s not all about the money, we do more for less. (518) 538-2270 ROOFING Specializing in architectural, 3 tab, metal, cedar shakes & repairs. Free estimates. (518) 378-6298 SEAMLESS GUTTERS Gutter Guy. Cleaning and repair also avail. Fully ins. 30+ yrs. exp. (518) 339-3231 STUMP ’N GRIND Stump grinding. Got stumps? Call Stump’N Grind. (518) 301-5712 UNSEASONED FIREWOOD 7 (+/-) cord load, cut, split & delivered. $1190. Call for area discount. Smaller loads avail. (518)692-2109
LAND Land for Sale - Attn Sportsmen NY, VT border. 16-62 acre parcels from $49,900. Open & wooded, abundant wildlife. Minutes to Bennington, VT. Financing avail. (802) 447-0779
RESIDENTIAL WANTED I BUY HOUSES! CASH!! Any price, area or condition. FAST FAIR OFFERS! (518) 441-6376
UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS Adult Community. Minumum 55 years old. Mohican Hill Apts. Ballston Spa. Spacious 1 BR, walkin closets, storage $775. Washer, dryer hkups. Low heat costs. No pets. (518) 885-4232
Latham, 2BR, 2-family upstairs. $850 + utilities. Avail. October 21st. Nice neighborhood. (518) 783-0077
Russell Drive Apts., Stillwater: 3 BR ground floor. W/D hookup, dishwasher, central air, off street parking. $995 plus security. No Pets. (518) 573-8777 Clifton Pk. Apt. Complex: 2 BR, 2 bath, marble FP, central air, gas heat, W/D hook-ups, many extras. $1150. Great location. Call (518) 280-1572
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