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Bulletin Board QUEBEC CITY BUS TRIP • Aug 29-31, 2014 -- Sign-up date extended La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York is organizing a bus trip to Québec City, Aug 29-31,  with an optional tour of the Ile d’Orléans to view church architecture and art work. Included in the tour package: (1) Round trip bus transportation from Walmart in Latham Farms; (2) Two nights of accommodations at the Hotel Chateau Laurier Québec (1220, Place George-V Ouest) & hotel tax; and (3) Bus tour of churches on the Ile d’Orléans. Package price PER PERSON is $379.00 Double, $329.00 Triple, $299.00 Quad, and $579.00 Single. Deposit of $50 per person is due by Monday, June 9, 2014 (new due date). Contact Lisa at Plaza Travel for the signup form and details:  (518) 785-3338,

UPCOMING BUS TRIPS THAT BENEFIT HOPE 7 COMMUNITY CENTER • Ladies’ Trip to Cape Cod: October 11th-13th. Price includes bus transportation & driver’s tip. Two overnight stays in Hyannis, Glass Museum, Art’s Dune Tour in Provincetown, lunch on Saturday & dinner on Sunday. Cost: Single - $530, Double -$360, Triple - $315, Quad - $290; $10 for Wine Tasting. Contact Vincenza Zucaro at 274-7845 or 283-7750 or • The Annual NYC Veteran’s Day Bus Trip is November 11th. Picks up at Walmart in Brunswick at 7:30AM, and Walmart in East Greenbush at 7:45AM. NYC drop off at Bryant Park. Leaves NYC at 7:30PM. Cost: $40 and a canned good. Contact Denise at 271-8983 to save a seat. • Another Great New York City Bus Trip is Sunday, December 7th. Tickets available for Motown The Musical at The Lunt-Fontanne Theater at 205 West 46th Street for the 2PM Matinee $100. Bus Price $45. Bus seats, only, may be purchased for shopping. Bus will leave at 7:30AM (location to be determined). New York City drop-off is Bryant Park. For information, contact Vincenza Zucaro  at;  274-7845 or 283-7750.

COME JOIN CIRCLE THEATRE PLAYERS AS THEY PRESENT “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” Sand Lake  Center  for the Arts-Circle Theatre Players presents “Great Expectations”.   This classic Dickens’ Tale is about a young man’s coming of age and how life is shaped by a series of mysterious events and people.  This fast-paced drama serves up mystery, romance, betrayal, and more.  Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and Directed by Deborah Dorman, continues  on  June 5,  6, 7, at 8 pm; and Sunday,  June 1  and  8,  at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are $16 adults,  $10  under 18.    Reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or www.slca-ctp. org.    SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43,  Averill Park,  NY,  is fully handicapped accessible with  plenty of free parking.

RENSSELAER LAND TRUST’S UPCOMING MUSHROOM SERIES • Thursday, June 12th - Cowee Conference Room, 4th floor, Russell Sage College, Troy. Workshop Registration Fee $10 per person. Contact: Marcy Steinberg at (518) 674-2171, • Top Ten Easy Non-Gilled Edible Mushrooms  6:30–7:30 p.m. - Mycologist Sue Van Hook, will teach you how to identify ten species of delicious wild fungi that commonly occur in our area.  Learn or get a refresher on chicken and hen of the woods, morels, puffballs, boletes, chanterelles, trumpets, and hedgehogs.   • Ready to Learn the Gilled Fungi?  7:45–8:45 p.m.  - For those who feel comfortable enjoying the top ten edibles, it is time to tackle the gilled fungi.   This talk will focus on learning stature types, gill attachment, stipe types and spore colors.  A copy of How to Know the Mushrooms I by David Largent is a must. Bring your copy or Sue will have copies for sale for $20.  

PICTURING NATURE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is offering a nature photography workshop for all levels of photographers on June 14th from 10am-12pm. This class will be instructed by two well-known professional photographers; Denise Hackert-Stoner and Scott Stoner. They will cover the basic concept of nature photography including light, composition and aspects of simple editing. So bring your questions and your camera – be it cell phone, point-and-shoot or digital SLR. This program will be $10 per person or $5 per member. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at dykenpond@ or call 658-2055. A complete list of programs can also be found on our website at

LOCAL ARTIST MIKE HAYES TO DISPLAY PAINTINGS at SLCA Paintings by local artist Mike Hayes are on display at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts from May 17 - June 30. The paintings include recognizable scenes from Averill Park, West Sand Lake, Poestenkill and Brunswick. Mike grew up in Poestenkill and is a graduate of Averill Park High School (‘82). He went to the Memphis College of Art and majored in Fine Art Painting. Returning to the area after graduation, Mike was re-inspired by this area and its beauty. He is an illustrator at Overit in Albany where he works in the Motion department. On weekends- you may see him painting along the roadsides or in the fields and woods.

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Bulletin Board GROW IN FAITH! HAVE FUN! CHANGE THE WORLD! Children ages 4-12 are welcome to join children from First Reformed Church of Wynantskill, Bloomingrove Reformed Church, and St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church for their second cooperative Vacation Bible School this summer. VBS will be held at St. Timothy’s, 470 Winter Street Ext., Defreestville, from August 4th – 8th, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We will be reprising our very successful Re-New VBS with its emphasis on caring for creation. We have been given this wonderful world, now we must learn to be good stewards of it! This summer, our theme will be based on the elements of creation! Dark/light, water/land, sun/moon, animals/humans: each day the children will hear part of the story of how this great big world came to be. They will engage in themed songs, crafts, games, hands-on science experiments and planting fun to emphasize the theme of the day. Even our daily snacks are theme coordinated. On Friday evening, at 6:30 PM, it will all come together as campers, family, and friends gather for the Big Camp Extravaganza complete with songs, skits, and ice cream sundaes. Make plans now to register your children for five days of Christ-centered fun. The fee per child is just $20.00 (scholarships available). Call Marilyn, our director, at 326-5276 and leave a message. Your call will be returned. Registration closes 7/15/14. Older children (11 and up) are welcome to come as counselors in training.

NASSAU VILLAGE WIDE YARD SALE The much anticipated Village Wide Yard Sale in Nassau will take place Saturday, June 14th  . Hours are 9 am – 3 pm. Many, many families join in to make it a community event. In recent years, as many as 100 different sales have taken place. In the event of inclement weather, front porches, garages and barns are pressed into service. As always, Elm Street is particularly busy and great bargains and forgotten treasures are to be found. For more information, please visit

COUNTY GARDEN TOUR - JUNE 19th Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will hold its annual “Rensselaer County Garden Tour” on Thursday, June 19, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Eight private gardens will be featured in the Town of Brunswick.  This year’s gardens include attractive patio and terrace gardens, a garden with a view of the Poestenkill and many specimen trees, a hilltop garden with lovely views, ponds, pools, perennials and much more.  This drive-it-yourself tour will provide any gardener with dozens of inspirational ideas.Maps will be on sale for $10.00 per person (maximum $30.00 per car) and can be purchased from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. the day of the tour at Troy Masconic Community Center, 39 Brunswick

Road (NY Route 2), Troy. The tour will be held rain or shine.  Proceeds will benefit the Rensselaer County Master Gardener program.  For more information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 272-4210 or

BRUNSWICK ELKS LADIES AUXILIARY NIGHT OF SHOPPING! Join us for an event to support the Charity Fund. Monday, June 16th, from 6:30-8:30. It will be an enjoyable night of shopping featuring. Livilu and Temesa’s Boutique -Tupperware Perfect time to get your picnic wear for both table and self! RSVP to Cindy at 431-9271 or View products online: Livilu and Temesa on Facebook or

BRUNSWICK ELKS #2556 1st ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY Brunswick Elks #2556 presents the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Party on June 21st at the Elks on Route 2, Brunswick. Get Up Jack!!! Featuring former members of “Hair of the Dog”, come watch the band, already booked widely since starting their journey earlier this year. This event will feature the band, along with an excellent Chicken BBQ. Tickets to the concert are only $10 in advance/$15 at the door. They will play from 4-7PM. Chicken BBQ tickets are $10 and WILL sell out. BBQ starts at 2 PM. Get yours reserved in advance. Also available will be summer foods, beverages, (beer/wine/soda), and family fun! Raffles, prizes, and 50/50. Something for everyone! Come help us kick off summer with an excellent band, good time, and profits which support Elks Charities! Sign up with Michele at 279-1344, option 1 or email

COME WELCOME REV. DAWN ALPAUGH to FIRST REF. CHURCH of WYNANTSKILL Dear Friends, The First Reformed Church of Wynantskill is pleased to announce the installation of the Reverend Dawn Alpaugh on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, at 4PM at our church located at 413 Main Avenue in Wynantskill. We cordially invite you to join us for this joyous event in the life of our church. Pastor Dawn, her husband Jim, and their two children are coming from Flemington, NJ, where they have lived for the past 24 years. Dawn has been serving at the Pleasant Ridge church in Doylestown, PA for the past 6 years. She is a graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Prior to her call to ministry, Dawn worked for a home care company helping patients who needed medical and personal care assistance in their homes, as well as participating in the life and ministry of her church. Dawn’s husband, Jim, works as a financial analyst for Dialogic, Inc. Their daughter, Tori, attends Washington

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Bulletin Board College in Chestertown, MD, where she is studying Environmental Science. Their son Garrett will be attending Columbia High School for his senior year. Dawn’s husband and children are excited to be part of this new community and ministry. Pastor Dawn and her family are looking forward to her move to the beautiful capital region and welcome all the community to come visit as they begin their ministry with The First Reformed Church of Wynantskill!

CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP • Sunday, June 8 - 8:30 a.m. - Communion and Worship; 10:30 a.m. - Worship in the sanctuary with choir and organ. Professional child care provided. 11:30 - Fellowship hour in the social hall. • Indoor Yard Sale in the social hall Friday, June 6th; and Saturday, June 7th, 9:00 - 3:00 both days. • No Sunday School classes until September. Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, is the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Pastor Merry Watters. Phone 674-3664, E-mail:

ST. JOHN’S OFFERS SUMMER ARTS AND RECREATION PROGRAM St. John’s Arts Encounter and More is an opportunity for youth, ages 5 – 18, to participate in Christ-centered arts and recreation. Classes will include sign language, sculpture with found objects, drawing, singing, games, and drama. The program will be held at 146 First Street in Troy (on the corner of Liberty Street), from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday, June 30 – Thursday, July 3. Please call our youth minister, Katie Brillat, at 274–5884, or email her at kbrillat@stjohnstroy. org by June 20 to register. The suggested donation is either $10.00 per child OR something for our food pantry. We look forward to getting covered in glue and God’s word with you!

SAVE THE DATE! JOIN US AT SONTREASURE ISLAND VBS When: July 28 –August 1, 2014 9am-12pm Where: St. Henry’s in Averill Park At SonTreasure Island, your treasure seekers will play games in the sun, create colorful crafts, hear island music, and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the life of Jesus. We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting event with the children and parents in the community. Registration opens on April 27th and is free. You can get your forms on or after April 27th at Salem United Methodist Church, St. Henry’s Church, The Church of the Covenant, or by emailing us at If you have any questions, please call Melissa Barber at 477-5607, Marie Frost at 674-3818, or Laurie McPartlin at 674-8604

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CHURCH St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill will hold Vacation Bible School - JULY 7-11, 2014 (9:00A.M.-NOON); AGES 3-12 ($20.00 for 1 child, $10.00 for each additional child). Experiencing God’s Word - At Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, kids experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth—which makes it easy for kids to remember and  apply to real life! God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures...including you! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd—nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. Each day, kids move through field-tested activity stations with their Zoo Crews. Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged. Kids experience the Bible in wild and wacky ways, and then they circle up with their Zoo crews for thoughtprovoking discussions. All the Crews comes together to eat snacks that connect with that day’s Bible verse. To join us for a wild adventure, please call St. Jude the Apostle Parish Office at 283-1162 for a registration form.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of EAST POESTENKILL CELEBRATING 200th YEAR Reserve Saturday, August 2nd, for the First Baptist Church of East Poestenkill celebration service at 11:00 AM followed by a free picnic. Information about the church’s history may be found on our web site; Take our 20 question web site quiz about the church and get your name in our church quiz honor roll. Question of the week: What did each of the stained glass windows cost when they were installed in 1906?   You will find the answer on the web site.  Email your answer to the address below. If you have any memories or pictures relating to the church, please send them to 12 Legenbauer Road, Averill Park, NY 12018 or email them We are looking for anyone who has had any connection with the church. A book is being prepared about the history of the church. The church is located at 12 Legenbauer Road, just off Plank Road in East Poestenkill. For questions and directions, call Valerie or Pastor Waugh at 283-5186.

ARE YOU FEELING OVERWHELMED? Come and meet the God who says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) Join us at Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter

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Bulletin Board Street, Troy) and discover the God who promises us rest for our souls. Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30. Childcare is offered for children five and under. Come and worship with us as we celebrate the God who gave us the greatest gift of all – his son Jesus, through whom we have the assurance of God’s care and provision for us both today and forever! For more information, please call the church office at 283-2420 or visit

ST. DAVID’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH St. David’s Episcopal Church located at 2647 Brookview Road, celebrates the Holy Eucharist Sundays at 9:30AM. The Rector is The Rev. James Brisbin. Sunday School, for children 4-12 yrs., is held during service. Fellowship following service.

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Event at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Carney Road, Castleton. • 1st and 3rd Wednes6:30-7:00 - Café Christo: Disciple empowergathering. Music. Discussion. Holy CommuFellowship. Casual. • Sunday worship: 9:30. The Sunday evening service has been discontinued.

WORSHIP at LIFE IN CHRIST FELLOWSHIP Life In Christ Fellowship located at the corner of 5 North Nassau Rd & Renss. Co Route 18 would like to invite you to our Sunday morning service which starts at 10:30. We encourage one and all to come enjoy God’s word! For directions, call 392-3657, 248-5204 or 766-3026.


the forgiveness of our sins, and life eternal.  Pastor Henry looks at the blessing of St Peter’s Pentecost message in a sermon entitled, “Perfect E[ternal] Mail,” based on Acts 2: 1-21.” Join us this week, and every week beginning at 10:00 AM as we worship and receive the gifts God has for us in His Word. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush.   Please go to our new website –  – for more information and directions, or call 477-8685.

TURKEY SUPPER at ZION’S UCC Zion’s United Church of Christ, 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, will be serving a Roast Turkey Supper on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the church hall. Servings will be at 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30. Come and enjoy a “Family Style” all you care to eat turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, rolls and butter and a slice of pie for dessert. There will be a choice of lemonade, iced tea, milk or coffee for beverage. The cost is $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (ages 5-12) and under 5 years no charge. For reservations, we now are taking Text messages at (518) 649-5141 & internet at Tabortonturkeydinner@ with the time wanted, and your preference of who or where one would like to be seated, or call 518 6742746. If no answer, please leave your name & number on answering machine and you’ll be called back. All reservations need to be confirmed if left on answering machine.


Dine-to-Donate for St. Anne Institute on June 19th, from Cafe Theo is an informal gathering of people from all 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 10% of your order at the BOATwalks of life who seek an understanding about the big HOUSE GRILLE (80 Shady Harbor Drive, New Baltimore) questions in life. We engage in conversation on moral, will be donated to St. Anne Institute in Albany, NY. You and philosophical, and spiritual topics.  Some recent topics your guests enjoy a meal at the BOATHOUSE GRILLE – presdiscussed include revenge/mercy, nature of the soul, and ent your group’s coupon and St. Anne Institute will receive symbolism.  We welcome all points of view and religious 100% back on your order. For information and/or receive a perspective, and  our common ground honors freedom coupon -  contact the Development Office, 160 N. Main Ave., of conscience in respectful conversation.  We invite you Albany, NY 12206 (phone: 518.437.6563) ( to join us for an evening of engaging discussion,  music, St. Anne Institute is a private, voluntary, non-sectarian, and a period of reflection.  Refreshments are provided.  not-for-profit residential and community-based treatment We meet  every 1st and 3rd Tuesday  at 6:30 p.m. at St. center with locations in Albany, Troy, and Hudson Falls. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton.  BRUNSWICK ELKS #2556 1st



“And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh…” Acts 2: 17 With these words cited from the Prophet Joel, St Peter preached to the assembled crowd in Jerusalem.   It was the Feast of Pentecost – fifty days after Passover for Jews, and for Christians, the day God fulfilled His promise to send the Holy Spirit and empower the young church.  St Peter’s sermon that day was a clear communication that in Christ we have

Brunswick Elks #2556 presents the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Party on June 21st at the Elks on Route 2, Brunswick. Get Up Jack!!! Featuring former members of “Hair of the Dog”, come watch the band, already booked widely since starting their journey earlier this year. This event will feature the band, along with an excellent Chicken BBQ. Tickets to the concert are only $10 in advance/$15 at the door. They will play from 4-7PM. Chicken BBQ tickets are

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Bulletin Board $10 and WILL sell out. BBQ starts at 2 PM. Get yours reserved in advance. Also available will be summer foods, beverages, (beer/wine/soda), and family fun! Raffles, prizes, and 50/50. Something for everyone! Come help us kick off summer with an excellent band, good time, and profits which support Elks Charities! Sign up with Michele at 279-1344, option 1 or email

FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL DINNER On Friday, June 13th, The Edward C. Swartz Senior Center will have their “Father’s Day” Special Dinner. This Special Dinner, as is all of our meals at the senior center, open to all seniors. The meal is served at 12:00 noon with a menu of Baked Meatloaf W/Onion Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, California Blend Vegetables, Italian Bread, and Chocolate Ice Cream for Dessert. “Tri County Banjo Band” will provide a variety of music for your enjoyment. Refreshments will be served by senior volunteers, and a Raffle Drawing will follow the entertainment. Please join us for a great day of good food, good people and good music. For reservations, or more information, please call 477-6581.

FESTIVAL OF EXOTIC FOODS AND TRADITIONS A Festival of Exotic Foods and Traditions of Lebanon at Green Island Hudson Shores Park Pavilion, presented by St. Ann’s Maronite Catholic Church will be celebrated on Saturday, June 7, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM  in Green Island at Hudson Shores Park pavilion and picnic area.  The park is located off exit 9 on 787 (across the bridge from Troy). Take Out is available. Rain or shine. The area’s appreciation for festivals and diversity is enhanced with a new annual event which is free to attend, along with the unusual opportunity to enjoy first hand Lebanon’s exotic flavors and superb cuisine.  Featured will be hand crafted and succulent kabobs, spinach pies, baklava and other favorite dishes. Members of St Ann’s Maronite Catholic Church in Watervliet are renowned for their authentic preparation of traditional dishes, as well as being the keepers in the Capital Region of Lebanon’s culture, and most especially of the tradition of the ancient Maronite rites of the Catholic Church. Among the planned festivities is a performance of dances by the children which are passed down from generation to generation.  All are welcome.

“FATHER’S DAY” SPECIAL DINNER The Rensselaer Senior Center would like to invite you to Our Special Dinner celebrating “Father’s Day,” for June which will be held at noon on  June 13th. Our menu for the day consists of: Baked Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Italian Bread, California Blend Vegetable, and  Chocolate Ice Cream. Entertainment with “Dusty” will follow dinner. Come and join us for this delicious meal and entertainment. Please

call 463-2166 to make lunch reservations. Suggested contribution is $2.75,  but no one will be denied a meal. The Center is located in the McManus Center, corner of East and Herrick Streets, Rensselaer. There is plenty of parking near the Center. Call the center at 463-2166 for reservations.

PICNIC WITH THE PEARL RIVER DUO PERFORMING Join us at the Rensselaer County Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Troy on June 19 at 11:00 am to enjoy listening to the Pearl River Duo. With vocals accompanied by the banjo, guitar, and cornet, they perform music in a traditional New Orleans style. Then have fun with us at an “in house” picnic. Seniors age 60 and older are welcome. Call 270-5349 to make a reservation.

WSLFD PARTICIPATING IN THE “COOKIN’ IN THE HOUSE: CHILI CHALLENGE” On Friday, June 13, the challenge will be held in Cypress Rooms at Turning Stone Resort, Verona, NY; in conjunction with the NYSAFC 108th Annual Conference & FIRE 2014 Expo. Tickets are $5 a person and will be available at the NYSAFC booth (#3163) during FIRE 2014 exhibit hours and at the door. All proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. We hope to see some of our community members there, supporting the good cause, trying some chili and wishing us luck, thank you.

SUPPORT CHS GIRLS’ VARSITY TRACK RAISE FUNDS to TRAVEL to NATIONALS Columbia High School, Home of the Blue Devils Girls’ Varsity Track Team members need to raise money for travel expenses to the 2014 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Track and Field in Greensboro, North Carolina. Come eat at Selen’a Cafe in East Greenbush on Sunday, June 8th starting at Noon. Selena’s Cafe will donate up to 20% for all receipt sales to support CHS Girl’s Varsity Track Team trip. The following girls have broken the school record for Columbia Outdoor Track and Field so far this year. Colleen Maloney BROKE the 2000 meter steeplechase record running a time of 7:20.37. The old record was 7:31.6. At the same meet in the beginning of May, the 4x400 relay team of Alison Romer, Asia Cornwall, Selena Lott, and Nastasja (Tasja) Johnston BROKE the record running a time of 3:58.93. The old record was 4:04.02. At the following meet, Nastasja (Tasja) BROKE her own school record in the Long Jump Jumping 19’0 feet. The old record was 18”9.50” set by her last year. She also broke the 400 meter dash record by a running time of 56.81 at the May 17 meet. At the next meet as well, the 4x400 relay team

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Bulletin Board of Alison Romer, Asia Cornwall, Selena Lott, and Nastasja (Tasja) Johnston BROKE their own school record again running a time of 3:58.3. Additional Donation Opportunity (optional) checks payable to: Columbia All-Sports Club, a 501© non-profit organization. All-Sports Club, CHS Girls’ Varsity Track Team, PO Box 58, East Schodack, NY 12063.

CHICKEN BBQ SCHEDULE FOR LEGION POST 1021 Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 located in Averill Park announces their 2014 Chicken BBQ Schedule: June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th, and October 18th. 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.

HAM and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SUPPER Pittstown United Methodist Church will hold a Ham and Strawberry Shortcake Supper on Saturday, June 14th, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall, located just off Route 7 in the village of Pittstown, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Eat-in or Take-out. Menu: ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, applesauce, rolls, strawberry shortcake. Cost: adults - $10.00; children 5-12 - $5.00; children under 5 - free. For reservations, call Ruth at 518-753-4304.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER Alex Bubie is raising money to build a shed for the VFW Post 7466. A Eagle Scout Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 15th, from 8am - 11am at the Poestenkill VFW Post 7466. Cost is $8 for Adults, $4 for Children 5-11, and under 5 are free. Alex is on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout.

CHICKEN BARBECUE The Valley Falls United Methodist Church is holding a takeout only Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, June 14th.  Pick-up will be at the Church, 16 State Street, Valley Falls between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.  Call 753-6053 for reservations and information.

SALE, SNACK BAR & CHICKEN BARBECUE During the Valley Falls village-wide garage sale on June 14th, the Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street will have an indoor rummage sale and an outdoor snack bar from about 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will also be a take-out only chicken barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. The menu includes chicken, pasta salad, baked beans, a roll, and a brownie. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. The church is handicapped accessible. Call Sharon or Bob at 753-6053 for reservations and information.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, will have its monthly All-YouCan-Eat Breakfast on June 7th, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10.  Menu includes eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, homefries, pancakes, french toast, beverage.  

FATHER’S DAY” SPECIAL DINNER On Friday, June 13th, the Rensselaer County’s Troy Senior Service Center, 19 Third Street, Troy, will hold a special dinner at noon. The menu will be baked meatloaf w/gravy, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, and chocolate ice cream for dessert. Be sure to join us at 11:00 for a good time as we honor and remember our fathers with entertainment by Brian Zapel. Our wonderful complete meal is available to seniors age 60 and older every weekday for a suggested contribution of $2.75. Call 270-5349 to make your reservations.

EAST SCHODACK FIRE CO. PIZZA NIGHT Please join the East Schodack Fire Company on Saturday, June 7th,  for  our last  monthly Pizza Night before summer break.  Menu includes: fresh made pizza, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, and a huge  salad bar. Serving between 4PM and 8PM, call 479-3366 (after 2:00)  to order ahead. Take-out is available or join your neighbors for a relaxing evening. Why not order an extra pizza or two to freeze to hold you  through the summer.

GLENDORA VEGETARIAN CLUB MEETING Enjoy free vegetarian hot dogs and hamburgers at the next Glendora Vegetarian Club meeting to be held at the Nassau Free Library on June 25th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (No condiments.). Glendora is hereby thanking all the people who have been so nice to her since she moved to Nassau two years ago. She wants folks to see that they can eliminate doctor visits, pills, reading old magazines in doctors’ offices, doctors being late, insurance bills and medication side effects by eating right and eliminating meat from their diet. Some of the delicious dishes that were enjoyed at the May meeting were: scalloped corn, Shish-kabobs, walnut fried chik, lettuce wraps, Caribbean Jack Burgers and six beans and rice.

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,

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Bulletin Board we are looking for your assistance. We need volunteers to drive our trucks, and respond to calls when our town needs us. You can be a hero, you can be the difference.  Not only will joining our department be a thrilling and rewarding experience, but it will teach confidence, responsibility, and good ethics.

day - Knickerbocker Ice Rink - 10 am - Noon - 191 103rd St and 8th Ave. - Troy. Residents with questions regarding the rabies prevention program or other programs and services offered by the Rensselaer County Department of Health should call (518) 270-2655 or visit www.rensco. com and navigate to the Department of Public Health page.

If you would like to join, or have any questions, please contact: Celine Castro at (518) 892-9114.



Zion’s United Church of Christ of Taborton of Sand Lake has started a partnership with greenfiber in a new Community The Tech Valley High School®  Operat- Paper Recycling Program.  A green bin is located next to our ing Board has announced its meeting sched- Church Hall on the western or parking lot side off Taborule for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. ton Road.  Acceptable items: newspapers, phonebooks, office paper, cardboard, cereal boxes, magazines, brown Below is a list of dates and locates for the meetings. All meetpaper bags, construction paper. Unacceptable items: ings begin at 6:15 p.m. and are open to the public. • May 29, glass, metal, plastic bottles, plastic bags, aluminum, string, 2014 at Capital Region BOCES; • July 24, 2014 at Questar III.  Styrofoam.The greenfiber company will use the raw maRENSSELAER COUNTY OFFERS PET terials to produce natural cellulose fiber insulation, fire and VACCINATION CLINICS sound products. The Blue Box located between the church Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino has an- hall and the pavilion is another year-round recycling oppornounced the 2014 schedule of the County’s Rabies Vac- tunity for the community.  Items accepted in the Blue Box cination Clinics. The clinics aim to prevent human exposure include clothing, belts, blankets, drapery, hats, hand bags, to the potentially deadly disease by immunizing domestic paired shoes, sheets, sneakers, towels and stuffed animals. animals and pets that could potentially carry the disease. These items are recycled among persons in need by Ameri“These vaccination clinics for your pets are an excellent can Clothing, a company based in Glen Falls, NY. All comstep in protecting your family from exposure to this deadly munity residents are welcome to use both of these outdoor disease. I encourage all pet owners to take advantage of recycling containers at no cost. The containers are located these rabies clinics and the educational information avail- on the  side of 744 Taborton Road, 3.2 miles east of  the able from our County Health Department on rabies, as well intersection of Routes 66 and 43 at the four-way traffic as a host of other health related issues,” said County Execu- lights and Cumberland Farms/Gulf. For further information, tive Jimino. During the upcoming clinics, Rensselaer County contact Pastor Bob Loesch   674-8204 or Department of Health staff will provide the appropriate ra- BRUNS./BRITTONKILL CSD SEEKS bies vaccination and booster shots as mandated by the New CENSUS INFO. for INCOMING York State Department of Health to cats, ferrets and dogs. KINDERGARTENERS Owners are asked to present their pets’ most recent immuAre you the parent of a child who will be eligible to attend nization certificate, and all pets must be secured either in a kindergarten at Tamarac Elementary School next year? carrier or on a leash. The first hour of each clinic is dedicated Brunswick Central School District asks that you fill out a kinto cats and ferrets with the second hour dedicated to dogs. dergarten census form so we can adequately plan for staffThe dates, locations, times, and contact numbers are as follows: ing and space consideration for the 2014-2015 school year.


• 6/05/14 - Thursday - Poestenkill VFW - 5-7 pm - 25 Veterans St.- Poestenkill; • 6/07/14 - Saturday - Knickerbocker Ice Rink - 10 am - Noon - 191 103rd St and 8th Ave. - Troy; • 6/26/14 - Thursday - Grafton Firehouse 5-7 pm - 2385 Route 2 - Grafton; • 7/10/14 - Thursday - 115th Street Firehouse - 5-7 pm - 115th St. and 5th Ave - Troy; • 9/4/14 - Thursday - Brunswick Community Center - 5-7 pm - 18 Keyes Lane - Troy; • 10/04/14 - Satur-

Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2014 can fill out the survey online at www. Click on “Register a Student” under Quick Links at the top right of the page and then click on “Kindergarten Registration Survey for 2014-2015 School Year.” Or you can request a Kindergarten Registration Survey form by calling the Registrar’s Office at 279-4600 ext. 2006. We are now accepting tuition paying, non-residents applications. If you are interested, please visit our website or call the Registrar’s Office at (518) 279-4600 ext. 2006.

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