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Bulletin Board Glenville EIG Seeks Members GLENVILLE - The Town of Glenville Efficiency in Government (EIG) Committee is looking for new members. The EIG Committee was established by the Glenville Town Board with the goal of enlisting the assistance of town residents in studying and making recommendations concerning efficiency in government.  Committee members are appointed by the Town Board to serve one-year terms with the possibility of reappointment.  Terms run from January 1 to December 31.  The EIG Committee meets on the second Friday of each month at noon for about 1 ½ hours. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please go the Town of Glenville website at  Under the Town Links section on the left side of the webpage, select Forms and then download the Volunteer Interest Form.  Follow the instruction for filling out and submitting the form. As one of its priorities for 2014 the EIG Committee has been asked to help the town evaluate and respond to some energy and infrastructure improvement opportunities.  Therefore, EIG Committee is particularly interested in attracting volunteers who have an engineering background or energy management knowledge and abilities. We hope you will consider joining the EIG Committee.  If you have any questions about the committee, please contact Mr. James MacFarland, Deputy Supervisor, Town of Glenville at

January meeting Clearwater Chapter Trout Unlimited CAPITAL DISTRICT - Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its January meeting on the 20th at 7:30 PM at theAlbany Ramada Plaza Hotel, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12206. January’s speaker will be local author Mike Valla with a presentation of snippets from his recent book: “The Founding Flies”. There will be a guest tier starting at 6:30 PM. For more details, directions, and info on upcoming events please visit Admission to our meetings is free and public is always invited.

Glenville Local Development Corporation Announces Officers for 2014 GLENVILLE - The Glenville Local Development Corporation is pleased to announce the following officers for The Board of Directors for 2014: Chairperson-Richard Usas, Vice Chairperson-Scott Osswald, Treasurer-Jim Valachovic, Secretary-Kathleen Toombs, Esq. and Director-Brian Nissley. The officers were nominated and elected at the Glenville Local Development Corporation Annual Members meeting on December 3, 2013. “We are excited about the way the organization has come together. We are well-capitalized and looking forward to helping Town of Glenville busi-

nesses by providing loan opportunities”, stated Mr. Usas. “Our loan guidelines and application are available online on the Town’s website under economic development, and we are ready to assist our local businesses grow, create jobs, and expand” added Usas. “The formation of the GLDC gives every business owner or potential business owner in the Town an opportunity for affordable financing to help them succeed with their plan” stated Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle.

BHBL Women’s Club SCHOLARSHIP AWARD BURNT HILLS/BALLSTON LAKE - The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Club is offering its Scholarship Award to a graduating senior at BH-BL High School. That award is eligible to be renewed for the following year. Applications are available at the High School Guidance Office. Also available is an application for the NYS General Federation Frances Bailey Scholarship for a senior accepted by an accredited college in New York State. Selection is based on academic achievements. leadership qualities, and financial need. The Club will sponsor one applicant. The NYSGFWC also offers the SHZ Award of $1000 for a junior, senior or graduate college student majoring in art or art education seeking to continue professional art training. The application form may be obtained by contacting Scholarship Chairman Jane Coffey at 399-3112.

January piroghi sale BALLSTON LAKE - Christ the Savior {arish, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, will hold its Monthly Piroghi Sale Tues., Jan. 21. Potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and Farmer’s cheese piroghis may be ordered. Call 363-0001. As always, please get your orders in as soon as possible, Pick-up is on Tuesday between 11:30 and 12:30

SPIRITUAL LIVING CIRCLE CHARLTON - New Thought New York is hosting a Spiritual Living Circle on January 22, 7 pm. This will be discussion on the articles in the January issue of the Science of Mind magazine. All are welcome for this metaphysical chat whether they’ve read or not. Offered on a donation basis. 2 Imperial Lane, Charlton. For more information, call 4233569 or visit

NYSDOT TO HOST PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES FOR BRIDGE PROJECT REXFORD - Work Proposed for the Rexford Bridge on Route 146 in Niskayuna and Clifton Park. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will host two public open houses regarding a proposed project to make improvements to the Rexford Bridge on State Route 146 and at the intersections of Route 146 with Aqueduct Road/Wil-

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Bulletin Board liams Road in the Town of Niskayuna, Schenectady County and the intersection with Riverview Road/Alplaus Road in the Town of Clifton Park, Saratoga County. The open houses will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Rexford Fire Station at 1601 Route 146 in Rexford (Clifton Park) and on January 30, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Niskayuna Town Hall at 1 Niskayuna Circle in Niskayuna. The Niskayuna meeting will be a public hearing. A presentation on the project will be given at 7:00 p. m. followed by a time for public comments and questions. Staff from NYSDOT will be available to discuss the project in an informal environment before and after the presentation. Comments and input regarding the project are welcome as part of NYSDOT’s continual effort to encourage public participation in the development of transportation projects. The project proposes to replace the Rexford Bridge and provide improvements to the intersections. The current preferred alternative adds lanes to the intersections and provides a multi-use trail between the intersections. The traffic signal at the Aqueduct Road intersection is proposed to be replaced by a roundabout. There is currently no schedule for project construction. The Rexford Fire Station and Niskayuna Town Hall are accessible to people with disabilities. The Department of Transportation will provide interpretive aids or services if requested prior to the meeting. Anyone who has concerns or observations about this intersection project but who is unable to attend the open house may either contact Richard Filkins, Project Manager, at (518) 457-9756 or write to: Richard Filkins, Project Manager, NYS Department of Transportation, Region 1 Design, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232.

Potluck and Movie Night CHARLTON - New Thought New York is hosting a potluck and movie night on Sunday, January 26. Bring a dish to share for potluck at 5:15, followed by a screening of the movie, “What is New Thought?” at 6 p.m., followed by discussion. Offered on a donation basis. 2 Imperial Lane, Charlton. For more information, call 423-3569 or visit www.

Church of the Immaculate Conception GLENVILLE - • Monday, January 27th “Open Mic Night” – No question too trivial… presented by G. Peter Avvento, STD. 7:00pm - St Edward’s Social Hall. St Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd, Clifton Park. Call G. Peter Avvento at 373-7372 x 230. All Are Welcome.

Multi-Preschool Fair BURNT HILLS - The MOMS Club of Burnt Hills–Ballston Lake is hosting a Preschool Fair on Wednesday, January

29th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Route 50 Burnt Hills. The fair is being organized as a service to families in the community who are interested in preschools for their young children. The MOMS Club will be providing a Preschool Directory and some basic preschool questions.

PAMPERED CHEF PARTY ALPLAUS – The Alplaus United Methodist Church is hosting a Pampered Chef party on Saturday, February 1 at 1:00 p.m. at the church on 1 Brookside Avenue in Alplaus. Proceeds will benefit the church and its ministries. It will be a fun afternoon of great food and terrific products that will make your love of cooking that much easier and faster. And there will be prizes! Bring a friend or two or reserve a table for friends. Reservations requested but not mandatory. Call Barb Trask at 518-399-6454 for details. Visit The church is handicapped accessible.

Potluck and Movie Night CHARLTON - New Thought New York is hosting a potluck and movie night on Friday, February 7. Bring a dish to share for potluck at 5:15, followed by a screening of Austin Vickers’ inspiring movie, “People v. the State of Illusion” at 6 p.m., followed by discussion. Learn how to increase your perception and opportunities in your life. Offered on a donation basis. 2 Imperial Lane, Charlton. For more information, call 423-3569 or

SUMMER IS “THE NEW WINTER” AT SCHENECTADY JCC SCHENECTADY - Are you looking for a break from the frigid cold? Are you looking for something fun to do before the Super Bowl? On February 2nd from noon until 3 pm, the Schenectady JCC will be hosting a “Mid-Winter Summer Blowout” presented by MVP Health Care. The event will be held at their indoor facility at 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY. This is a free event featuring a multitude of summer and football themed activities for people of all ages. There will be fun activities for all ages. Families can enjoy swimming in the indoor pool, a bouncy-bounce, a football themed obstacle course, snow cones, football themed crafts, and interactive video games (Nintendo Wii, X-Box Kinect). The entire family will also be able to enjoy Family Yoga and Family Tumbling classes. Adults of all ages can participate in all art activities for the kids plus receive information the Golub Family Outdoor Pool and Tennis Club. The fitness center will be open for everyone to enjoy as well. In addition, guests can relax in our game room (checkers, backgammon, etc.). There will be a Super Bowl themed tailgate party for lunch with pizza, chips and more. There will also be dancing and games with a guest DJ. From 1:00

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Bulletin Board to 3:00pm there will be an open house showcasing various SJCC offerings, including the SJCC’s Early Childhood Program and Summer Camp. The SJCC is the largest childcare provider in Schenectady County and #1 rated in the capital region by the Business Review. SJCC Executive Director, Mark Weintraub, is characterizing the event as “our gift of a ray of warm sunshine to the community this Winter. Come join us – everyone is welcome!!”

February Snowshoe Races SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11am in the Saratoga Spa State park. The following week, Saturday, February 8, 2014 come to Camp Saratoga 8k Snowshoe Race at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Camp Saratoga will begin at 10:30am and is a qualifier for the United States National Snowshoe Championship. Go to to download and application or link to online registration at A limited supply of Dion Snowshoes will be available at a $5 rental charge. Email Laura Clark at to reserve a pair or phone Jeff Clark at 518-5817550. For information about the entire Dion Snowshoe Series and for snow updates visit

Join the International Center for a Weekend Outing to Quebec City, Quebec CAPITAL DISTRICT - With the assistance the International Center of Quebec, Canada, the International Center of the Capital Region will be sponsoring a weekend-long bus outing to Quebec City Friday – Sunday, February 7th thru 9th, 2014 for the Quebec Winter Carnival (considered the largest winter carnival in the World!). Quebec City is also one of Albany’s Sister Cities. The cost per person is $479 and will cover the cost of bus transportation, overnight accommodations, snacks on the bus, and event tickets. Passports will be required. Please call ICCR for more details at (518) 708-7608

Upcoming International Center Cooking Class Louisiana Creole Cooking CAPITAL DISTRICT - On Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, the International Center of the Capital Region in collaboration with Chef Yono Purnamo, Executive Chef Kenneth Ruud and Normanside Country Club will sponsor a hands-on workshop entitled Louisiana Creole Cooking. The class will be instructed by Executive Chef Kenneth Ruud at the Normanside Country Club in Delmar and the menu will consist of Shrimp Remoulade, Shrimp and Crawfish Jambalaya, Chicken Creole and Bananas Fos-

ter. The cost per/person: $50. Please call ICCR at (518) 708-7608 to make a reservation.

Craft Fair - Vendors Wanted CAPITAL DISTRICT - Craft Fair to be held March 1, 2014 from 9am-2pm at the Rensselaer High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive. Proceeds from the fair help the senior class defray the cost of the prom and graduation. Interested vendors please contact Marcy Dillon at to receive vendor application/contract.

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOLS, the International Center wants you to be part of WorldQuest CAPITAL DISTRICT - The International Center of the Capital Region is happy to invite area high schools to participate in our first annual Regional Academic WorldQuest Competition which is scheduled to take place on March 8, 9:00 AM at the Polish Community Center. Academic WorldQuest is a flagship education program that tests high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the competition, fourperson teams compete by answering 100 multiple-choice questions. The winner of our regional competition will move onto attend the national competition in Washington, DC on April 26, representing our region. The International Center of the Capital Region will fund the travel and lodging for this winning team and their coach. Call (518) 708-7608.

TRavel showcase SCHENECTADY - AAA Northway Travel Showcase, March 12 4-8pm. FREE - Proctor’s GE Theater · Chat with some of our top travel partners · Useful planning advice · Door prizes · And so much more! Visit or 1-877-222-8283 for details.

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED SCOTIA/GLENVILLE - Scotia-Glenville Senior Citizens, Inc. will again offer $1,000 scholarships to two area high school seniors who have demonstrated good scholarship and community service, with special emphasis on service to Glenville seniors. High school seniors who live in the town of Glenville, regardless of school affiliation, may request an application by writing to the Glenville Senior Center, 32 Worden Rd., Glenville, NY 12302; attn.: Scholarship Committee. Applications for the scholarships will also be available in the Scotia-Glenville High School in the guidance and GIVE offices. Applications will be available after February 24, 2104. Applications must be returned by April 11, 2014.

$2000 Scholarship to be awarded GLENVILLE - The Glenville Knights of Columbus are again sponsoring 1 year $2000 scholarship to be awarded to a

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Bulletin Board graduating High School student entering a college of their choice this fall. Students who reside in the Burnt HillsBallston Lake, Scotia-Glenville, Niskayuna High School districts and an active member of the Roman Catholic Church are eligible. Entries will be judged on Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, Academics and an applicants written statement. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2014. Applications are now available in the High School Guidance Offices.

AARP TAX-AIDE SERVICES CAPITAL DISTRICT - The AARP Tax-Aide program will begin providing free tax preparation for low and moderate income residents in Saratoga County in February. The AARP Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. AARP TaxAide counselors are volunteers who are trained in state and federal tax regulations, and are certified by the IRS to provide tax preparation services. Tax preparation services will be available from Feb. 1 through April 15. To find the location nearest you, go to Then call the listed phone number to schedule an appointment. If you do not have access to the internet, call 1-888-2277669 for assistance.


Would You Like to Make a Difference in a Neighbor’s Life this Winter? SARATOGA CO. - Volunteer to help a neighbor in need. Your neighbor’s independence depends on you! Care Links of Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Malta , Mechanicville, Towns of Ballston & Charlton. The Southern Saratoga County Care Links offers non medical help to our neighbors by easing loneliness and isolation and thereby make a difference in their lives. The focus of our help is for 60+ to have transportation, visiting, grocery shopping, friendly visits, and more. Please call 399-3262 to find out details of how you can do your part.

Calling All Mentors! CAPITAL DISTRICT - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help

the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls, Shenendehowa, and Ballston Spa school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email

Tops of Galway GALWAY - Looking to take weight off for new year!!! Need that accountability of weighing in very week!! Come check out Tops of Galway. We meet every Thursday at Galway lions building in Galway. Weight in at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7. For more info call Rose at 884-9785 or email Check out tops at

Big Brothers Big Sisters Looking for Mentors CAPITAL DISTRICT - Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentors in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties. We are the oldest and largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. In the Capital Region, we have been matching caring adults with local children for 50 years. Our mentoring relationships are proven to be a positive influence on the life of a child. Currently, we serve over 500 children, but there are over 100 more waiting for mentors. If you want to learn more about volunteering, contact Brigette Callahan at 862-1250 x15, or by email at

Elks Thursday Night Bingo BALLSTON LAKE - The Clifton Park Elks hold bingo every Thursday evening (except major holidays). There are a wide range of games including a progressive jackpot and ‘bonus ball’. Proceeds help support the Elks’ Charity Programs. The Lodge is located at 695 MacElroy Road., Ballston Lake. Admission is $5 plus game cards (various prices). Doors open at 6:00pm and the first game starts promptly at 7:00pm. Refreshments are available for sale. For additional information visit or call (518) 877-5200.

Animal Protective Foundation Seeks Volunteers SCOTIA - The Animal Protective Foundation is seeking daytime volunteers within the shelter, located at 53 Maple Avenue in Scotia, and morning and evening help at its PetSmart Cat Adoption Center on Balltown Road in Niska-

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Bulletin Board yuna. Time commitment varies and training is provided. Volunteer positions include: adoption; dog walking; special event and outreach support; laundry; bottle and can sorting; and morning cage cleaning at PetSmart. Must be at least 18 years. Contact Denise Altobelli, volunteer coordinator, at 374-3944, ext. 118 or altobelli@animalprotective. org.

Seeking Host Families CAPITAL DISTRICT - Since 1952, International Fellowship, Inc. a non-profit organization has been successfully exchanging students to and from the United States. Families in this area are invited to reach across the boarders and host a high school aged exchange student for the semester or the academic year. The students come with their own spending money and are covered by health/accident insurance. All that is required of a host family is to provide room, board, laundry facilities and some tender loving care. Host families can be married, single, have kids, no kids- even grandparents can apply. Please visit our website for more information at, write to International Fellowship, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Westfield, New York 14787, email, or call 1-800-6478839.

Softball Team Looking for Players CAPITAL REGION - Warning Track Heat 16U Girls Fastpitch Softball Team looking for a few players to round out the 2013/2014 season. Email coachcarter@warningtrackheat to schedule a tryout.

Donations of School Supplies Needed GLENVILLE - Help Give Kids a Running Start this school year! The Glenville YMCA is accepting donations of school supplies and backpacks to help get kids started off right in the upcoming school year. The generosity of our community has been overwhelming, but there are still children who need a backpack sponsor; can you help them? Contact Allison at 399-8118.

Entertainment 2014 Books Available BURNT HILLS/GLENVILLE - Entertainment 2014 books are now available for immediate use. They are being sold for the benefit of St.Vincent DePaul Society which is a charitable organization which gives temporary help to people in need. You can get yours by calling Marion Rocco 399-3043 or Joe Aglio 399-5395. The price is now $25. and new digital coupons are added daily for your use. We thank you for your support.

Families Anonymous Support Group GLENVILLE - A program for family and friends who are suffering from a loved one’s abuse of alcohol, drugs, or other

addictive behavior. This program is free, anonymous, nonprofessional and non-religious. Come share your experiences with those who have suffered through similar situations. Gain strength and serenity, and learn new ways of living a happier life. Meetings are every Monday at 7:15 pm at Conifer Park (not associated), 79 Glenridge Road, Glenville, off main lobby in room 117. For more information, contact Jerry or Vera at 518-283-4147, or e-mail klandktsdad@aol. com (enter FA Group in subject).

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) GLENVILLE - meets every Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville. Please check us out if you would like a fresh start and looking to change your weight loss routine. For more info, please call 374-9659.

TOPS (Take of Pounds Sensibly) GALWAY - Real People Real Weight Loss. We are a support group for weight loss, and meet every Thursday night at 7:00 pm at Galway Lions Club on Ballston Galway Road in Galway. Come check us out or call for more info. First meeting is free. Call Susan at 309-3086 or Rose at 884-9785.

Volunteers Needed SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in NEED of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Current areas in immediate need are: SARATOGA, MOREAU/ SOUTH GLENS FALLS, STILLWATER, & CHARLTON. Nutritious meals are prepared, packed and ready for transport Monday-Friday at about 10:30. Delivery takes about one to one and a half hours. Please call Billie Jo or Denise at The Office for the Aging- 363-4020 or 884-4100 for details.

Additions to Library Pass Program SCHENECTADY-- The Schenectady County Public Library has added three museums to its Library Pass program : Albany Institute of History and Art, the Berkshire Museum and the FASNY Museum of Firefighting. The Library Pass Program is a partnership between the public library and area museums and cultural venues. Library patrons can sign out a pass – just like a book – to visit participating locations. Each pass offers free or reduced admission according to the terms for that pass. For more information and a full listing of passes, visit or call 388-4508.The program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Library.

Organization Seeks Board Members CAPITAL REGION – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization is looking for Board Members. Joseph Michael

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Bulletin Board Kolarcik Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial assistance to families of stillborn and unexpected infant loss. Please come join us and help make a difference. Contact Cynthia at 518-878-9000 or visit online at JMKF breaking the silence and remembering our Angels. (A)

Goodreads Book Club BURNT HILLS – The Burnt Hills Teen Reading Club is the Town Of Ballston Community Library’s virtual discussion group for teens. We will talk about our favorite books, have reading challenges and raffle prizes! Our Club is open to students in grades 7-12 and is a private group on that is not visible to nonmembers. Students can participate by signing up on, with parent permission. Interested parents are also welcome to join our online group. For more information please mail (A)

Scotia-Glenville Food Pantry SCOTIA – The S-G Food Pantry, located at the City View Church, 132 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, provides a 3-day supply of food to residents of Scotia-Glenville. Pantry is open Tuesdays 5:30-7pm and Fridays 9-11am. Information: 3999426, ask for Janice Cooper; or call Tim Horn at 377-0372. (A) Now Recruiting CAPITAL REGION – Have you been touched by cancer and want to give back? is the Capital Region’s ‘Mom’ in the community helping families in the home with basic life necessities while a loved one is being treated for cancer. Meal drop off, visits, errands, and light housekeeping are the main areas needed for help. floydwarriors. com is currently helping families in South Glens Falls, Gansevoort, Clifton Park, Colonie, Troy and Schenectady and your help is needed. Please register at www.floydwarriors. com if you are interested in joining our Army of Help. (A)

Stars for Our Troops CAPITAL REGION – Stars for our Troops is a grassroots organization that is growing fast across the USA. We take retired American Flags with embroidered 2 inch Stars, remove the Stars, put the Star in a pouch with a statement the reads: “I am part of our American flag that has flown over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that You are not forgotten.” The Stars are given freely to any soldier or veteran that we meet, or are mailed to them. Stars are given to Veteran Homeless Shelters so those Veterans know that we respect

them and they are not forgotten. Stars are given to our Wounded Warriors as a Thank You for what they have endured. Stars are given to our Veterans in Nursing Homes and Veteran Hospitals. Volunteers are needed to help create these Stars. Families and friends need to contact us so we can share the Stars with their loved ones. Donations are gratefully accepted to help deter the costs of supplies and postage. More information can be found at or contacting (A)

Support Charlton Heights Cub Scouts BURNT HILLS – Support the Charlton Heights Cub Scouts by donating bottles and cans at 250 Lake Hill Road, Burnt Hills. Bottle drop in barn driveway available 24/7. (A)

Boy Scout Bottle & Can Drive GLENVILLE – Boy Scout Troop 65, chartered by the Church of the Immaculate Conception, conducts a returnable bottle and can collection drive and accepts used printer cartridges for recycling on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9am-12noon at the Church located at 400 Saratoga Road (Rte. 50) in Glenville. Follow the signs at the entrance of the parking lot of the Church to the Boy Scout Troop 65 garage. The Scouts will unload the returnables from your vehicle. (A)

Red Cross Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Volunteers are needed in all areas of service from helping in local disasters to answering phones in the office. The Red cross meet many needs in the area, families that have been displaced by a fire, flood or other disaster; collecting blood to save lives of people in need to sustaining a quality filled life; and teaching CPR and First Aid Classes. For more information about Red Cross volunteer opportunities, contact Laura at 792-6545. (A)

Simplifying Lives Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Simplifying Lives for a cause is the Capital District’s only non-profit organization dedicated to providing free house cleaning and organizational services for people undergoing cancer treatment. Simplifying Lives is looking for volunteers, business partners for the discounted referral service, corporate sponsors, and donations. For further information or to donate, please contact Simplifying Lives for a cause at (518) 935-5822, or visit their website at (A)

Transportation for Seniors SCOTIA/GLENVILLE - The Glenville Senior Center offers transportation to seniors who live in the Town of Glenville or Village of Scotia. We’ll take you to the hairdresser, gro-

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Bulletin Board cery store, Walmart, to visit a friend, the bank etc. We are not able to transport folks to medical appointments. Available pick up at your home Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm. For additional information, call 374-0734. Donations gladly accepted. (A)

To learn more about Sweet Adelines International and how to become a member of River Valley Chorus visit www. or contact Sandy at Visit the International website at www.sweetadelineintl. org. (A)

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GLENVILLE – Wanted: A lot of good men & women who have served our country in combat, hostile fire and imminent danger duty. All current members of the Armed Forces and Veterans of combat related military service are invited to join our Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4660 (MayfairGlenville). Qualifying dates of military service are stated in your DD214 (separation document). In the absence of the DD214, Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay can be established through your pay records. If you choose to join us, the Post will pay for your first year’s dues! We meet at the East Glenville Firehouse at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For more information, please contact Larry Zeglen at 399-7559 or Bob Bishop 399-9249. Visit our website at (A)

Marriage Encounter Weekend CAPITAL REGION – For couples who desire to put the spark and romance back into their marriage, improve their communication, revitalize their relationship and get away for a weekend. Held at a local motel. Reservations required. Please go to for contact information and weekend dates. (A)

MS Self Help Group BURNT HILLS – Saratoga Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm at the Town of Ballston Community Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills (399-8174). Registration is not required. For more information, call 1.800.FIGHT.MS (1-800-344-4867, Press option #1). (A)

Wanted: Donations of Yearbooks and Class Photos SCHENECTADY COUNTY – Donations of yearbooks and class photos are wanted for an upcoming education exhibit at the Mabee Farm Historic Site’s Franchere Education Center on the history of education in Schenectady County. Please contact Melissa Tacke at 374-0263 x3. Mabee Farm Historic Site is located on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction. (A)

River Valley Chorus ROTTERDAM – Women of all ages are invited to join the River Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of nearly 25,000 women worldwide who sing four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style.

CAPITAL REGION – Self-Therapy for the Stutterer is the classic self-help guide by the founder of The Stuttering Foundation, Malcolm Fraser. It is written to and for the many adults and teens who stutter. The 192-page book is available at most public libraries including those in Delmar, Cohoes, Guilderland, Loudonville, and Ravena. This book outlines a self-therapy program, which describes what the person who stutters can do to work towards better communication. The book is available free to all public libraries. If your library doesn’t have it, ask them to contact the Stuttering Foundation toll-free at 800-992-9392 for a copy. (A)

Volunteers Needed SCOTIA – Compassionate and caring individuals needed to assist in providing care for the dying. The Joan Nicole Prince Home, a community home for the terminally ill, is looking for individuals wanting to “make a difference” by caring for terminally ill residents who lack the support and options to remain at home during their final days. Volunteers are needed to provide personal care, support, meal preparation, laundry and light housekeeping. Training and ongoing support is provided. If interested, please call 3465471 or e-mail (A)

Al-Anon Family Group Meetings SCOTIA – If you are affected by a loved ones’ addictive behavior (alcohol, substances, gambling), Al-Anon can help restore your sanity. We, as a group, come together to share our experience, strength and hope, and discover ways to live a happier life. Every Friday from 6:30-7:30pm, we meet upstairs at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, So. Reynolds St. (corner of Glen Ave.) in Scotia. Questions? Call 377-9765 or email with Meeting in the subject. (A)

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