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Bulletin Board ST. HENRY’S CHURCH SPONSORING FALL SHOPPING TRIP

St. Henry’s Church is sponsoring a Fall Shopping Trip and it is “open to the public”. The trip is an overnight trip to Reading, PA on Sunday, October 13th, and Monday, October 14th, to shop at the American Candle, Vanity Fair & JCP Outlets. Cost is $128 or $130. For reservation and details (bus, hotel, dinner), please contact Theresa at 674-3931.

LADIES’ BUS TRIP TO BOLDT CASTLE AND SENECA LAKE WINE TASTING

On September 28, Forever Young Hair Designs will sponsor a Ladies’ Bus Trip to Alexandria Bay that will visit the Boldt Castle and continue to Seneca Lake for wine tasting. The cost is $400 per person, all inclusive (based on double occupancy).  It includes transportation, two nights lodging, meals, boat ride, castle admission, wine tasting, taxes and gratuities. Return is on September 30. $50 deposit is required to make a reservation. For information, please contact Vincenza Zucaro, (518) 274-7845, vincenza@nycap.rr.com.  Proceeds benefit the Food Pantry at Hope 7 Community Center.

BUS TRIPS FOR CHARITY!

• August 18th - Boston - $35pp • September 15th - Woodbury Commons - $25pp • October 6th - Salem, MA - $35pp • November 10th - New York City (Veteran’s Day weekend) - $35pp ALL Buses leave from the Brunswick Walmart and East Greenbush Walmart. Contact Denise at 271-8983 or denise1ryan@yahoo.com for times & possible group rates on activities. ALL Proceeds go to the Hope 7 Community Center, www.hopeseven.com.

TROY CHILDREN’S CHORUS WELCOMES NEW SINGERS!

Troy Children’s Chorus, Rensselaer County’s premier children’s community chorus, begins its 2013–2014 season on Tuesday, September 10. Optional chorus camp August 19–23. All children grades 2–10 who love to sing are invited to participate in this non-sectarian chorus. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 4:00–5:45 pm, and include vocal and music reading instruction as well as a healthy snack. Music includes the best of classical, folk, world, and Broadway. Sings for civic/community events including festivals, concerts, and more. Conducted by Maury A. Castro. Rehearsals held at First United Presbyterian Church (1915 Fifth Ave., downtown Troy). Semester fee: $30. Scholarships available. Call 272.2771, ext. 14 for more information, or go to www.troychildrenschorus.org.

SAINT ANN’S MARONITE CATHOLIC CHURCH MASS SCHEDULE

Mass Schedule for Saint Ann’s Maronite Catholic Church located at 1919 Third Avenue, Watervliet; Pastor Father George Bouchaaya. DIVINE LITURGIES: Saturdays: 5:00 PM Sundays: 10:00 AM Monday: NO MASS Tuesday-Friday - 9:00 AM Holy Days Of Obligation: Vigil Liturgy: 6:30 PM Actual Feast Day: 7:30 AM Every Friday on lent: 6.30PM Divine liturgy followed by veneration of the cross; Tuesday to Thursday 7:30AM. Website: www.stann1905.com Email: stann1905@gmail.com Phone: 518-272-6073

SAVE THE DATE! JOIN US AT KINGDOM ROCK VBS

When: July 29 – August 2, 2013 - 9am-12pm; Where: St. Henry’s in Averill Park Hear ye, hear ye! We declare that all children are invited to join us for an epic adventure at Kingdom Rock VBS! Kids will develop a rock-solid faith as they discover how to stand strong for God in every part of their lives! Kids will learn how God’s victorious power isn’t a fairy tale while listening to exciting Bible stories, singing uplifting songs, making cool crafts, playing fun games and eating yummy snacks! We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting event with the children and parents in the community. Registration opens on April 28th and is free. You can get your forms on or after April 28th at Salem United Methodist Church, St. Henry’s Church, The Church of the Covenant or by emailing us at sandlakevbs@yahoo. com. You can also register online at our website www.sandlakevbs.org. If you have any questions, please call Melissa Barber at 477-5607 or Marie Frost at 674-3818.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Is there more to life than this? Do you ever question the relevance of the Bible? Does God exist? Did humans really evolve? Do you know where the different people races came from? Did dinosaurs exist with people? Why is there death and suffering in the world? Was there really a Noah’s Ark and a worldwide flood? How old is the earth? Who determines what is right and wrong? What role does the devil play in my life? Do you ever ponder on questions like these and wish you had truthful answers? Look no further! We have your answers. After this study you will be able to answer all these questions, and many more, with absolute certainty. Join us every Wednesday night through July 31, 2013 at 7:00pm for a casual, relaxed, FREE study titled  The Foundations  at Connecting Point Church.  We are located at 568 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush, next to Spare Time Bowling. Visit us on the web at www. myconnectingpoint.org or email us at connectme@myconnectingpoint. org.

2013 METHODIST FARM VESPER SCHEDULE

A blessing to share- Pastors give freely of their time to bring their message as an extension of their church ministries. All are welcome to worship at the Methodist Farm Chapel, Methodist Farm Road, Averill Park, at 7:00 PM, Sunday evenings (*unless noted otherwise). Dress is informal. July 28th*, Rev. John Phillipe, Associate Pastor, Calvary United Methodist Church, Latham, NY, 2:00 PM service. August 4th, Rev. Greg DeSalvatore, Pastor, Amsterdam United Methodist Church, Amsterdam, NY. Musical accompaniment by the DeSalvatore family and friends. August 11th, Rev. Dr. Patricia Ann Bush, “Rev. Pat”, Pastor, Salem United Methodist Church, West Sand Lake, NY. August 18th, The Christ Church Team, Pastor, Christ Church of Troy, NY. August 25th*, Rev. Robert Peters, First Avenue United Methodist Church, Watervliet, NY, 5:00 PM service. September 1st*, Rev. Robert Long, retired Pastor, Emmaus United Methodist Church, Albany, 10:00 AM Closing Communion Service.

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Trinity Lutheran Church of West Sand Lake, and Gilead Lutheran Church of Center Brunswick will continue their regular worship times during the


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Bulletin Board summer. Trinity worships at 9:00 a.m., and Gilead at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Hulihan serving both churches. In the Lutheran catechism, the sixth petition, ‘’the Lord’s prayer’’, and “lead us not into temptation’’ means God tempts no one to sin, but we ask in this prayer that God would watch over us and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful self may not deceive us and draw us into false belief, despair, and other great and shameful sins. We pray that even though we are so tempted, we may still win the final victory.  We are now focusing on ‘’build one another up’’ (1thessalonians 5:11)  otherwise, let us focus on positive energy, on the other hand, look for signs of God’s grace in our community life and seek to ‘’build one another up”.   Also, starting up in the fall, families with children at or near age 14 are asked to join our two year program of  instruction which begins in September. If interested, please call 674-5501. 

“SONWEST ROUNDUP” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Summer is quickly approaching and you know what that means – Vacation Bible School! This year’s program at Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter Street, Troy) is “SonWest Roundup” and will be held August 12th – 16th from 9:00 – 11:30 am. All children from 4-years-old through fifth grade are invited to join us. Through stories, games, songs, and crafts we will learn the stories of Moses and discover God’s ultimate rescue plan of salvation through Jesus. For more information, or to register, please call the church office at 283-2420.

KEEPING COMPANY WITH GOD IN PRAYER

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will give attention to the Gospel of Luke 11:1-13 and Paul’s Second letter to the Corinthians 12:1-10. In the sermon titled, “Keeping Company with God through Prayer,” the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will shed light on thoughts about the interpretation of God’s silence in prayer, speak to the issue of unanswered prayer, and discuss the general concern of for whom, what, and how often we should pray.  Join us and hear one author’s perspective of what a dialogue with God might be like with modern technology.  The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church-School-Building, 43 Church Street (Route 20), one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church begins worship at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the corner of Route 9J and Church Street, one half mile south of the only traffic (caution) light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant. 

WORSHIP HOURS at ST. PAUL’S UMC

Sunday Hours at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton: 9:30 - Sunday Morning Service; 10:30 - Coffee Hour; 5:45 - Informal Dinner - optional healthy covered dish; 6:30 - Casual Evening Worship Service.

WORSHIP AT GILEAD LUTHERAN

Gilead Lutheran invites you to join us in worshiping Christ each Sunday at 11AM. We are located on Brick Church Rd, (Rte 278) and Hoosick Rd (Rte 7) in Center Brunswick. Sunday School is conducted the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Our building is Handicapped Accessible by elevator. For information, call the church at 279-9270.

HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Hope United Methodist’s church service is at 9:30 a.m. Hope ALIVE! is at 5:30 p.m. For information about Hope UMC, contact Pastor Dave Martin at 518-279-1403 or hopeumctroy@juno.com. The worship center is located at the corner of Route 2 and Garfield Road in Eagle Mills (Town

of Brunswick).

NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH AT SNYDER’S LAKE

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

CAFE THEO

Cafe Theo is an informal gathering of people from all walks of life who seek an understanding about the big questions in life. We engage in conversation on moral, philosophical, and spiritual topics.  Some recent topics discussed include revenge/mercy, nature of the soul, and symbolism.  We welcome all points of view and religious perspective, and our common ground honors freedom of conscience in respectful conversation.  We invite you to join us for an evening of engaging discussion, music, and a period of reflection.  Refreshments are provided.  We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton.   

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER FOR JOHN DANDROW

John, age 25 lost his life on May 23rd in a drowning accident in the Hudson River at the Rensselaer Riverfront Park in the city of Rensselaer, NY. There will be a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on August 3, 2013 from 4-8 pm at the Faith and Love Fellowship Church, 166 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY (next to Kmart). Spaghetti Dinner is $7.00 per person eatin or take-out. Tickets will be sold at the door. Children 6 years old and under are free. There will be a Silent Auction. Donations may also be sent to: The John Dandrow Fund c/o TD Bank North, 71 Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061 All proceeds will go to his family to pay for his expenses.

“SEE YOU AT THE FINISH LINE!” SPECIAL DINNER

The Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street will hold its monthly special dinner, “See You at the Finish Line” on Friday, August 16th. Come to the races right in our own dining room. We will be giving out prizes for all nine races. Bob Treffiletti will entertain us beginning at 11:00 am. The noon menu will be Baked Meatloaf W/Gravy, escalloped potatoes, California blend vegetables, and ice cream for dessert. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all seniors age 60 and older for a suggested contribution of $2.75. Call 270-5349 to make your reservations.

LOBSTER BAKE AT STEPHENTOWN VALLEY ROD & GUN CLUB

The Stephentown Valley Rod & Gun Club will host a Lobster Bake on the grounds located on RT 43 in West Stephentown on August 17th from 1PM to 7PM. For tickets, see any member or call 766-5350 or purchase at the Club. Tickets are $40 for Lobster Bake; children 12 & under are $15 (no surf & turf); children 5 & below are free (no surf & turf). Bake includes: Lobster, Rib Eye Steak, Steamed Clams, Baked Potato, Corn and Rolls - Bake served at 5PM. Cook Shack opens 1PM to 4PM - will serve Chowder, Sausage & Peppers, Corn, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Raw Clams. Door Prizes ~ 50/50 Raffle ~ Games of Chance!


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Bulletin Board Bar will be open until 7PM serving Beer, Soda and Wine. Good Time will be had by all! Proceeds will help send kids to summer camp.

TSATSAWASSA PROTECTIVE FIRE CO. 25th ANNUAL PIG ROAST

On Saturday, August 17, the Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company Inc. will hold its 25th Annual Pig Roast on the firehouse grounds located just off Route 20 in the hamlet of Brainard, NY.    Doors will open at 1PM, and the afternoon will be filled with fun events including door prizes and games, as well as hot dogs, sausage/hamburgers and drinks; all the while the ‘whole pig’ covered with foil will be roasting on the spit in view of the attendees.  About 5PM,  the Roast will be served; including baked potato, applesauce, corn on the cob, and of course, the pork - all followed by ice cream with your choice of strawberry or chocolate sauce.   Tickets may be reserved by calling 518-766-3815 at a cost of $20 for adults and $10 for children 5-12.   The event is held under cover of the large pavilion in the rear of the fire house. Completing the event will be a large raffle, and members are currently canvassing the area residents to offer them an opportunity to support this project with the purchase of tickets for which prizes have been donated by area merchants.  Special thanks to those merchants who include Jackson’s Old Chatham House, Thoma Tire and Antiques at Bailey’s in Nassau,  Lebanon Valley Speedway, Angel’s Trumpet Flowers and Gifts, Mario’s Restaurant and Hermon T. Huntley Insurance Agency all in New Lebanon, as well as Curtis Lumber in Schodack.     Additional door and game prizes will be distributed during the event.   

“SEE YOU AT THE FINISH LINE” SPECIAL DINNER

On Wednesday, August 16, 2013, the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This month’s theme will be “See you at the Finish Line”. Menu will be: Baked Meatloaf w/Gravy, Escalloped Potatoes, California Blend Vegetables, Italian Bread, and Ice Cream Cup for dessert. Entertainment will be provided by Joe Pro Sound. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 and older, Monday thru Friday at noon, for a suggested contribution of $2.75. Stop in for a complete monthly menu and activities calendar. Please call 279-3485 to make your reservations for lunch.

CHICKEN BBQ SCHEDULE FOR LEGION POST 1021

Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 located in Averill Park announces their 2013 Chicken BBQ Schedule: August 17th, September 21st, and October 19th. 1/2 BBQ Chicken only $6. Please reserve your chicken by calling the Post at 674-2309 by 1pm. Chickens will be available for pick-up from 11AM until 4:30PM.

CHICKEN BARBECUE FUNDRAISER

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The Kinderhook Lake Corporation will host a Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, July 27th, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge, 2750 Route 9H in Kinderhook, under the pavilion, rain or shine. Dinner will be eat-in or take-out. The cost is $12 in advance or $13 at the door for half a chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and beverage. Raffles with great prizes and entertainment provided. You may purchase dinners at the door or in advance from any KLC board member or online at Kinderhooklakecorp.org. For further information, please contact Rick Theriault at (518) 573-5088. Proceeds are to benefit our Water Quality Fund and costs of maintaining the lake, including weed control, dam repair, and fish stocking. Please help us to keep our lake

clean and inviting for fun and recreation for all. Invite family, friends and neighbors to have a good time and socialize.

CHICKEN BARBEQUE

The Pittstown United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken Barbeque in the Church Hall on Saturday, July 27th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Eat-In or Take-Out. Menu: 1/2 chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Cost: $10.00 adult; $5.00 children 5-10; under 5 free. Call 518-663-5145 for advance tickets.

“MAKE YOUR OWN SUNDAE”

You are invited to a “Make Your Own Sundae” event at the Rensselaer County, Rensselaer Senior Center, on July 30th. Lunch is served at 12 noon, followed by the making of ice cream sundaes. Suggested contribution of $2.75 for lunch, includes this special treat, which is sponsored by Well Care. The Center is located in the McManus Building of old St. John’s school, at the corner of East and Herrick Streets in the city of Rensselaer. Call the center at 463-2166 for more information. Sign up is necessary.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET BREAKFAST

The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department along with the Grafton Ladies Auxiliary will be serving you an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast on Saturday, July 27th, from 8am to 11am at the Grafton VFW - Fire Hall on South Road (County Route 85).  On the menu: Belgian waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs (made to order) , sausage gravy & biscuits, bacon, sausage, homefries, toast, orange juice, coffee, and milk.  Cost is $9.00 per adult, kids 12 and under $4.00, kids 5 and under FREE!  We look forward to serving you!

SUMMER PICNIC

A Summer Picnic for Developmentally Disabled Adults will be held at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530, 2740 Route 9-H, Kinderhook on Saturday, August 3rd, from 5PM to 9PM. Menu: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Chips, Dessert and Soft Drinks; DJ. Reservations are MANDATORY. Cut off date for reservations is July 28th. There is no charge for this event. No one will be allowed at this event unless they have a reservation. Only (1) Chaperone per picnic goer. Call Linda Baker at 376-8365 to make your reservation or for more information.

BOMBERS BURRITO NIGHT

Please join the Burden Lake Improvement Association at the Clubhouse off Brook Spring Avenue for our Annual Bombers Burrito Night on Thursday, July 25th ~ Doors open at 6PM. $10 Burrito’s and $5 Margaritas! Proceeds will benefit the water quality fund of Burden Lake.

FREE FOURTH SUNDAY SPAGHETTI DINNER

Our Free Fourth Sunday Spaghetti Dinner is on Sunday, July 28th, from 1PM to 3PM at Blooming Grove Reformed Church on Route 4 in Defreestville (behind the CTDA parking lot). All are welcome to a pasta dinner including: fresh tossed salad, dessert and beverage. Come and enjoy! 

MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BARBECUE

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding their Annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, August 10. The church is located at the junction of Muitzeskill Road and Schodack Landing Road in the Town of Schodack. The Mini-Market opens at 9:00 am, while the barbecue will be served


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Bulletin Board from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. The donation for the barbecue is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Reservations are not required, but the barbecue is served on a first-come, first-served basis. Take out is available. For further information, call 732-7500.

GOOD FOOD IDEAS

Rensselaer County’s Cooperative Extension will be on hand at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 11 am, for our monthly Good Food Ideas cooking demonstration. This month’s topic will be “Are Those Leftovers Safe to Eat”. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Please join us for lunch at noon, Beef Stew w/Garden Vegetables, Potato in Jacket, Whole Baby Carrots, Dinner Roll, and Lemon Cottage Pudding for dessert. Our nutritious meals are provided Monday through Friday to all Rensselaer County seniors 60 years and older for a suggested donation of $2.75. Reservation for lunch required, please call 279-3485.

BRUNSWICK WING DING & MAC SMACK DOWN

The Brunswick Wing Ding & Mac Smack Down is looking for vendors to compete in a Wing contest and/or Macaroni & Cheese contest. This event will be held on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, from 5PM to 8PM at the Brunswick Community Center during the Brunswick Farmers Market & Summer Concert Series at 18 Keyes Lane. Hair of the Dog is playing at the concert that evening. This year the proceeds from the Wing Ding/Mac Smack Down event will benefit Anthony Mainello, a 5 yr old Brunswick boy diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Vendors will compete for People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice. Please contact Sheila at 279-3461 ext 108.

ST. ANN’S CATHOLIC MARONITE CHURCH CHARITY GOLF OUTING

St. Ann Catholic Maronite Church in Watervliet is hosting its First Annual Charity Golf Outing at the Fairways of Halfmoon Mechanicville, on Saturday, September 21, 2013. All proceeds will benefit St. Ann Catholic Maronite Church. Tournament format is a four person scramble and shotgun start at 8:30am. Lunch provided on course and a reception and awards at 1:30pm. Individual golfer is $100.00 and a foursome is $400.00. A silent auction of autographed sports memorabilia with letter of authenticity will be held. You can register online at http://stann1905. com. RSVP by August 23rd. Hurry! Golf slots are limited to 140.

THE 2013 CLOVE RUN ROAD RACES ARE COMING SOON!

The Castleton Road Racing Commission in conjunction with the CastletonSchodack Kiwanis Club have scheduled the Clove Run races to be held in the beautiful Village of Castleton on August 17th. All proceeds will once again benefit the Anchor food pantry in Castleton. There will be a children’s 1 mile fun run, a new event this year, a 5K walk, a 5K running race and a 10 mile race all starting from the Castleton Elementary School at 8:30 am. The awards ceremony will begin immediately after the races are completed with a great lunch and live music. For more information, visit the Clove Run web site at http://www.vanrensselaerdivision.org/ clove_run, or call the Race Director at 518-732-2940. Runners who are interested in online pre-registration can do so at Active.com or via a link on the Clove Run web site. A brochure containing the Race Application may be downloaded from the Web Site and mailed to the address on the Race Application. We look forward to seeing you at Castleton’s Community Running Event of the Summer!

CLASSIE LASSIES TOURNAMENT TEAMS TRY-OUT SCHEDULE

Classie Lassies tournament teams try-out schedule (All try-outs are from

6-8 pm) 16u August 10 and 11 14u August 12 and 13 12u August 14 and 15 10u August 16 and 17 Try outs are open to all Interested players in the capital regio.n All players at 12u, 14u and 16u will not be required to play rec-ball in the 2013-2014 season. However, it is an option you may decide to exercise.  All players will be required to pay a fee of $50 for insurance, and field maintenance.  Any changes to these dates will be posted at www.classielassies. net   Please check for changes, as weather has been a major factor in our scheduling this year. You may also contact the league at classielassies13@ gmail.com for confirmation of dates. 

SCHODACK TOWN CLERK ANNOUNCES 20132014 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS

Donna L. Conlin, Schodack Town Clerk, would like to announce that the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps (Duck Stamps) are now available. The stamps may be purchased for $16.00 from the Town Clerk’s Office. Each waterfowl hunter, 16 years of age and over, must carry on his/her person a valid Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp and also carry a valid New York State small game hunting license. For local hunting regulations, please contact the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The stamp sales provide money for migratory bird habitat conservation projects. Additionally, Federal Duck Stamps can be used to gain free admission to National Wildlife Refuges. If you have further questions, please feel free to call the clerk’s office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 477-7590.

FALL 2013 HOUSE LEAGUE (REC.) YOUTH SOCCER REG. IS OPEN AT BRUNSWICK

Registration for Fall House League Youth Soccer is open now and will run through August 5th. The season runs from September 7 to October 19 and games are played on Saturdays. The registration fee is $90 and includes player training and an end-of-season tournament. Late registrations MAY be taken until August 12th and will include a $20 late registration fee. Late registrations are allowed solely at the discretion of the club. At Brunswick Soccer Club, House Soccer is a developmental recreational program. This means that the focus is not on winning, but on teaching children the fundamentals of soccer in the most effective way possible. Register now at: http://www.sportssignup.com/brunswicksoccer.start

SAND LAKE SUMMER RUNS

The Sand Lake Summer Runs are back!!! If you are looking for a fun, family friendly and free way of getting your family to exercise, this is it. Averill Park Road Runners and Uncle Marty’s are proud to announce that the Summer Runs are back. The runs will take place at 6pm every Thursday from July 18 to August 29. The runs this year will take place at Sand Lake School next to Uncle’s Marty’s. They will include a 1/4, 1/2, and 1 mile run for all ages. After those runs, there will be a 2 1/2 and 5 mile run for anyone over the age of 14. There will be a variety of chances for the children to win prizes weekly. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Rounds at danielrounds31@ nycap.rr.com or Abby Atkins at aatkins@nycap.rr.com.

BRUNSWICK BULLDOGS FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING

Registrations are being accepted for the 2013 Brunswick Bulldogs Flag Football & Cheerleading Programs. This program is for children who will be in kindergarten – 2nd grade during the 2013 school year. The child must be 5 years old by August


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Bulletin Board 1, 2013. The flag football & cheerleading season begins on Wednesday, July 31, and runs through to the end of September. Practice is from 6:00 – 7:30 pm twice a week through August, and once a week when school begins in September. Games are on Saturday mornings. If you would like to request a registration form, or additional information, please visit our website at http://www.brunswickbulldogsnyfl.com. Any further questions you may call Sandy at 301-9450 or email maxon64@ nycap.rr.com.

GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK TO HOLD DANCE IN THE PARK

Grafton Lakes State Park, the Dance Flurry Organization and the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park will host Dance in the Park on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Dance in the Park is open to dancers at all levels of experience with or without a partner. The event will take place at the Deerfield Pavilion from 4pm to 10pm, starting with two lessons and a dance following. All proceeds from the night will benefit the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park. The first lesson of the evening will be taught by Ralph Kenyon of Ballroom Essentials and covers the smooth ballroom techniques of Foxtrot and Waltz. The second lesson will be taught by Katie-Jean Wall and covers East Coast Swing. The main dance will feature a live band, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, and a DJ, Lauren Keeley of Walter and Lauren Swing. There will also be food from Brunswick Barbeque and Brew and a raffle with prizes including gift certificates from Saratoga Savoy and Ballroom Essentials as well as CDs and download cards from Homespun Occasions. Registration is $15 per person without dinner and $25 per person with dinner. Both fees also cover the dance lessons, and a night of live music. Pre-registration for those who want dinner is required by Monday, July 22. For more information about Dance in the Park, please call the park office at 518-279-1155.

5th ANNUAL TRI-STATE POKER RUN

The New York State Chapter 19-1 Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association presents the 5th Annual Tri-State Poker Run. Proceeds to benefit the Fisher House, July 27, 2013. Register between 10AM-11AM. Bikes return NLT 4PM. Starts and finishes at  Veterans of Lansingburgh Club, 777 1st Ave., Troy. Prizes and Raffles. $25 Riders, $15 Passengers. Includes: Food/Beer/Soda & Entertainment. Contact Lisa Saunders 518275-3843 or kevindougherty34@yahoo.com for details. 

AVERILL PARK HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS PRACTICE SCHEDULE 2013

The following is the practice schedule for Averill Park HS fall sports 2013. Varsity/JV Golf – August 19 – 8am – Burden Lake Country Club; Varsity/JV Football – August 19 – 2:30-8pm; Modified Football – Sept. – Algonquin; Varsity & JV Boys’ Soccer – August 19 – 7:45am12 noon – APHS (need cleats, shorts, water); Boys’ Modified Soccer – Sept. – Algonquin; Varsity & JV Girls’ Soccer – August 19 – 8am12 noon – APHS; Girls’ Modified Soccer – Sept. – Algonquin; High School Cross-Country – August 19 – 9am-11am – Butler Park (bring water & a towel); Mod. Cross-Country – Sept.; Varsity/JV Volleyball – August 19 – 9am-12am – APHS (bring water & knee pads); Modified Volleyball – Sept. – Algonquin; Varsity & JV Girls’ Tennis – August 19 – 9am-12 noon-APHS tennis courts. ** Dr. O’Bryan will be available for sports physicals on August 14 at Averill Park High School from 9:00am until 12 noon. Appointments are first come, first served. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ON FILE BEFORE THE FIRST PRACTICE

E. GREENBUSH GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE 20132014 TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS

Tryouts are scheduled for Friday, 8/9, @ 6pm (10U and 12U); and Saturday, 8/10, at 9am (14U and 16U).  Make up dates are 8/16 and 8/17 if needed.  These teams participate in the Hudson Mohawk District Traveling League a more competitive environment by playing against other travel teams in the area and participating in many local and outof-town tournaments.   Tryouts will be held at the EGGSL fields, Gilligan Road, East Greenbush.  We are also looking for a manager for the 18U level.  For more information, please contact Jay Buechs at jaybuechs@ gmail.com. 

5th ANNUAL STROLL FOR EPILEPSY

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s 5th Annual Stroll for Epilepsy will be held on Sunday, September 8th, at the Saratoga Spa State Park. Proceeds from this event will help fund the programs and services the Epilepsy Foundation provides to people affected by epilepsy, including education and first-aid training, information and referral, service coordination, advocacy and counseling services. Two Averill Park residents will be participating in the event: Fiona Carroll and Matthew Rumenapp. Fiona is 10 years old and is a “2013 Winning Kid,” chosen by the Epilepsy Foundation to represent children living with epilepsy to help raise awareness by attending special events. Fiona was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2011. Matthew, age 6, was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009. He is currently seizure free, having success on the Ketogenic Diet. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., Stroll starts at 11am. Register and fundraise online at www.bitly.com/saratogastroll2013. For more information, call Susan Kaczynski at the Epilepsy Foundation, (518) 456-7501, or visit our website at www.epilepsyfoundation.org/efneny.

ATTENTION SWIMMERS!

Swimming is probably the best exercise you will ever do for yourself and it is FUN. Join the Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Service Center at the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls club and enjoy the heated pool and the wonderful company. Summer hours are: July - 7:30 - 8:30, August 7 & 14 - 7:30 - 8:30, August 21 - 9:00 - 10:00. Call the Center at 270-5348 for more information.

HILL COUNTRY CLOGGERS 25th ANNIVERSARY

The Hill Country Cloggers will celebrate their 25th Anniversary on Sunday, August 11th. If you are a former clogger or would like to find out what clog dancing is all about, please join us for a picnic from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Grafton Lakes State Park. For more information, and to register for this event, please contact Joanne Boel at 477-5208.

COACHING SEARCH

Classie Lassies is searching for coaches at all levels (10u, 12u, 14u and 16u) for their Travel/Tournament teams.  We are looking for coaches with experience working with youth, playing the game of softball, as well as having coaching experience.  If you are interested in sharing your love of the game, please email your letter of intent to classielassie13@gmail. com. Currently Classie Lassie does not have an 18u team, yet if enough interest exists, will field a team at that level as well.  

GUN HUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING

Gun Hunter Education Training scheduled at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc on Friday, September 13th, from 7 to 11PM; and Sunday, September 15th, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Hunter Education Course will be held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, 531 Snyders Lake Road in Wynantskill. Pre-registration is required! In Person! Pre-registration will be held at the


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Bulletin Board Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club every Wednesday from 7 to 8PM starting on Wednesday, August 21st, until class is full. Class size is limited and based on first-come, first-served basis. Pre-register early to be sure of a class slot. Phone 286-9620.

BOWHUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING

Bowhunter Education Training scheduled at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, Inc on Sunday, September 22nd, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. Bowhunter Education Course will be held at Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club, 531 Snyders Lake Road in Wynantskill. Pre-registration is required! Pre-registration will be held at the Bailey Mt. Fish & Game Club every Wednesday from 7 to 8PM starting on Wednesday, August 21st, until class is full. Class size is limited and based on first-come, first-served basis. Pre-register early to be sure of a class slot. Phone 286-9620.

LADY ROYALS SOFTBALL TRYOUTS

The Lansingburgh Lady Royals 12u softball team will be conducting tryouts on Sat., 8/10; and Sunday, 8/25, from 10AM-12noon at the Knickerbocker Park Fields, 106th Street, Troy NY. For additional info, please email ladyroyals12u@gmail.com

LADY ROYALS 16U 2014 TRYOUTS

The Lady Royals will be holding tryouts for the 16U team which will begin play in the fall of 2013. Tryout dates are: August 10th & 25th at 1:30PM. The location will be Knickerbacker softball fields in Troy. The address is: 106th Street and Knickerbacker Lane, Troy, NY 12182. For further information, you may contact Tony Case at 518-203-8729.

BOCCE

The Bocce court at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton has been completed thanks to the many volunteers, Donna Walker and the town of Grafton. If you are a senior in Rensselaer County, please feel free to come try it out. Our center is open Monday thru Friday, 9 -3. If you have any questions, or need more information, please call 279-3413.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AT THE TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Getting a new job is always a difficult task. In today’s world you often need a computer to find and apply for job openings. If you don’t have a computer the process is harder. This is where the Troy Public Library can provide assistance. Most employers require that you apply on line. The library has multiple computers which are available at both the Main library and Lansingburgh branch free of charge. So if you see an ad requiring you to go to a “webaddress” for an application and send it in, you can do so at the library. The library offers a variety of computer classes that can help you get started using a computer if this process is unfamiliar to you. Additionally you can schedule one-on-one appointments with reference staff who can assist you in your search. In addition to computer aided help, the library has a Job and Small Business Information Center. Included here are reference materials and books to check out on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and career advancement. There are civil service examination announcements and job openings. The library has a collection of study guides for civil service, military, postal, police, and professional examinations and access to practice tests you can take both on-line and as hard copy. If you already have access to a computer go to www.thetroylibrary.org, hit Research on the right side and find the JobNow/Adult Learning Center in the list of data bases available to library users. ~ Submitted by Mary Muller

JOIN GIRL SCOUTS!

Girl Scouts is wonderful organization in our local community! Our Girl Scout program allows the girls to figure out what pathway (ex. Individual, camp, troop, event, and series) they would like to experience girl scouts. Many girls are usually in troops in which they plan and carry out different activities. These activities can be based on badges, journeys (bigger projects), service projects (ex. Collecting items for people, making items for others), or just for fun activities. Troops usually meet once every 2 weeks. The younger troops tend to focus more on badge work, the middle school troops and high school level troops tend to focus more on travel and fun activities. Also in our community, we have a teen troop (6th – 12th grade) that is dedicated to hiking (includes primitive camping) and only does trips during the year. Girl Scouts is for all girls’ kindergarten through 12th grade. We are forming new troops now so that we will be ready by September. Our neighborhood supports girls attending Red Mill, Bell Top, Rensselaer Schools, Woodland Montessori School, Goff Middle School, and Columbia High School. Through Girl Scouts, discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. ~ Jennifer DeMarco (jennifer_demarco@hotmail.com)

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY BOOK GROUP

The BCL evening Book Group meets the Second Tuesday of each month at 7PM in the Library at 4118 Brunswick Road (RTE. 2) across from the area girl’s baseball field. Selections for the next few months are: HALF BROKE HORSES by Jeannette Walls on August 13th; THE WINE OF SOLITUDE by Irene Nemirosky on Sept. 10th; THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS by Chris Bohjalian on October 8th. See the BCL or another Library to obtain the book and join us for a lively discussion. All are welcome.

CAN YOU HELP A CHILD THIS SUMMER?

There are so many low income working families, especially single parent households, in need of financial assistance for essential summer childcare in order to maintain their employment and ensure their children are in a safe environment. Many who previously received aid from Social Services have had their assistance eliminated due to budget cuts. The alternativequit their jobs or leave their children in undesirable situations. Hope 7 is working with these families to substantially reduce fees and is hoping for some grant assistance, but we cannot absorb the entire amount for so many to cover counselors, lifeguard, bus, insurances & supplies. Our $160 per week fee, for 5 days/10 hrs per day, lunch & snack, and daily bus fees to NYS parks, is very competitive, but still prohibitive for this group. If able to help keep a child in a safe, nurturing, and healthy outdoor atmosphere, please contact Hope 7 Community Center, 596 Pawling Ave., Troy 12180, 272-8029, or email hope7cc@gmail.com. Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated by the children & families you help.

NORTH GREENBUSH TOWN CELEBRATION ~VENDORS WANTED ~

The 2013 North Greenbush Town Celebration is September 6/7th. This two day family carnival event features rides, 5k Run/Walk, games, live bands, crafts, a variety of food vendors and more.  Booth space is available on 9/7/13 to sell products or distribute information. A minimal rental fee applies.  CONTACT: Mary at mdworako@nycap.rr.com or (518) 326-0722.

TOWN OF EAST GREENBUSH ANNOUNCES 2013 MUSIC IN THE PARK

The Town of EG proudly announces “Music in the Park” at Onderdonk Park – Hampton Manor.


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Bulletin Board Feel free to bring a lounge chair and enjoy a variety of tunes. Bring a picnic “dinner” and relax for an enjoyable two hours of fun or have one of Rich Kelly’s delicious hot dogs at a minimal fee. Line Dancers are always welcome! Time: 6-8 pm August 6th, Band of Gold - This band delivers familiar, popular, jazz, blues and pop standards adding elegance to our “Music in the Park.” August 13th, Carmine Dio - Phenomenol local country band who are very entertaining and will keep you on your toes! August 20th, Doc Scanlon Trio - Talented, charismatic musical band that has been around for a long time; People always love them. August 27th, Patsy Cline Experience - From “Crazy” to “I Fall to Pieces…” you’ll be singing to all the familiar favorites!

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS INVITES YOU TO A VOLUNTEER INFO. SESSION

Are you looking for a way to help? Join us for a one-hour Volunteer Opportunity Information Session on Wednesday, July 31, 12:00 noon at the Literacy Volunteers office, 1915 5th Avenue, Troy. Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County needs all kinds of volunteers, from tutors to administrative helpers and event planners. As a volunteer, you can develop new skills, make friends, and see how your efforts make a difference in your community. Call 274-8526 to reserve a space. Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County recruits and trains volunteers to provide individual and small group tutoring for adults. Our Everybody Wins!  program provides children with positive reading role models. A professional staff supports volunteers who make our programs run. We are an affiliate of Literacy New York and accredited by ProLiteracy America. For more information, visit www.lvorc.org.

TOWN OF NASSAU DEMOCRATIC COMM. SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR NOV. ELECTIONS

The Town of Nassau Democratic Committee is seeking qualified candidates to run for office in the November Elections. Our Platform includes Open Government, Transparency and Fiscal Responsibility, Public Participation: Interviews will be conducted in July and August. Offices Up for election include: Town Supervisor Town Council Seats (2) Tax Collector Supt of Highways Contact us via email at nassautowndems@gmail.com or call 518-2561881.

RENSSELAER MUSIC AT NORTH END FIREHOUSE

July 31st - Mixed Company; August 7th - Courtney Van Dyke Sings Patsy Cline - Chicken BBQ by Casey’s; August 14th - Fast Company. August 21st and 28th - Rain Dates

2013 TROY BID SPECIAL EVENT DATES:

• Rockin’ on the River: Wednesdays 5:00pm – 8:30pm July: 31; August: 7, 14, 21, 28th • Chowderfest: Sunday, October 13, 10am – 3pm • Restaurant Week: September 16th – 22nd • Annual Dinner: Wednesday, December 4th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm • Troy Nights Out: Fridays, 5:00pm – 9:00pm June 28th, July 26th, August 30th, September 27th, October 25th, November 29th.

19th ANNUAL POESTENKILL FIRE COMPANY CAR SHOW

The 19th Annual Poestenkill Fire Company Car Show will be held on

Sunday, August 11th, 2013, at the Poestenkill Firehouse, 182 Main Street, RT 355, Poestenkill. There will be food, refreshments, vendors and door prizes. Free parking is available and the show is free to spectators. Dash plaques will be handed out for the first 250 cars. Class trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third place as well as other special trophies. Judging will be done by participants for “Best of Show” until 1PM. Vehicle pre-registration is $8 prior to August 1st. Day of show registration is $10 from 8AM to 12 Noon (no exceptions). Music by Diamond Entertainment ~ rain or shine. Vendors are needed for the car show with a pre-registration fee of $20 by August 1st for a 20’x20’ space, or $25 on the day of the show. There will be a $10 fee for anyone advertising a car for sale. Vendors must have a valid NYS Sales Tax Certificate. Make checks or money orders payable to Poestenkill Fire Company. Mail to: John Windover, 367 Weatherwax Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. For further information, please call John at 518-598-2371.

TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKING BOARD OF TRUSTEES CANDIDATES

The Troy Public Library is looking for candidates for its Board of Trustees to fill four open positions. Registered voters who are residents of the City of Troy who wish to be considered as candidates for election to the Board of Trustees may contact Paul Hicok, Director, for further information. Trustees are elected to serve for a three year term. Election of Trustees will take place on Tuesday, September 24th. Candidates must live within the boundaries of the City of Troy and will need 25 signatures from residents in the City of Troy before their names can be placed on the ballot. The deadline for returning petitions to the library is August 16 at 5PM. Contact: Paul Hicok, Director, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY 12180; 2747071.

WEST SAND LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

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

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