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Saturday, March 25, 6 PM, Brown’s Revolution Hall, 425 River St. Troy. $20 minimum suggested donation at the door.

Concert to benefit suicide prevention and mental health services.

World renowned musician and music producer Robert Etoll will be flying in from Los Angeles for a special reunion of the Bob Etoll Band.

Other bands performing include Emerald City, Soul Sky and Super 400 along with guests Tommy Love, Scotty Mac, Matt Mirabile, Tony Perrino, Johnny Rabb, Sean Matthew Whiteford, Chris Sanders & more. Dustin’s father Joe Mele is a renowned musician who has played locally and nationally for over 45 years.

Proceeds from the Memorial Concert will support three organizations, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP); National Alliance

HILLSDALE — State officials on Thursday submitted a request to relocate a “rare and significant” Columbia County building from New York’s turnpike era 30 feet to protect it from traffic and road hazards.

The Columbia Turnpike East Tollhouse, on the north side of Route 23 in the town of Hillsdale, sits on a turnpike that was an overland route between western Massachusetts and the Hudson River that was active between 1799 and 1906. The wood-framed tollhouse was

built for the tollkeeper and, until 1906, was fronted by a tollgate that could be raised and lowered to restrict the movement of road traffic, according to a news release from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016, and the request proposes moving the building to protect it.

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation reviewed and approved the new location as similar in character to the original site. The move, spearheaded by the Friends of East Gate, would include and retain the building’s original features, orientation and historic interrelationship with the road. If approved, the tollhouse would also come under the purview of the National Park Service. The update comes along with the board’s recommendation to add 13 properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Of those, the tollhouse was the only one in the Capital Region, though the list includes two sites in the Mid-Hudson Region: the Tioronda Estate-Craig House Historic District, a historic Gothic Revival house that sits on 69 acres in Beacon and the town of

River 64-38.

Fishkill; and the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Yonkers, which has been a hub for the area’s Black community since the late 19th century and a regional focal point for the civil rights movement.

Such listings can assist owners in revitalizing properties, making them eligible for public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, Hochul’s office said.

Once recommendations are approved by the commissioner, who serves as the state historic preservation officer, the properties are listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places and then nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, where they are reviewed and, once approved, entered on the National Register.


— Being named as the top player in the Suburban Council this season should have sent Averill Park junior forward Taylor Holohan into elation. Although pleased by the honor, Holohan’s biggest concern upon learning the news was what would be happening that day in practice.

“I could not have done any of it without the help of teammates and coach (Sean) Organ and all he has done for me,” Holohan said.

“This is true to her character: she was pleased and smiled after I pulled her into my classroom to tell her the news. That was it,” Organ said. “It was really nice and I know she worked hard to get to that point. It was not over the top. It was very modest. That is how she is. She wanted to talk about our practice.”

Holohan and the Warriors are still practicing and the standout forward continues to excel in the postseason after earning Suburban Council Player of the Year honors. She collected her second straight Section II Class A Tournament Most Valuable Player award after leading Averill Park to its ninth consecutive sectional title and 14th since 2006. Saturday, Holohan delivered 30 points (11-for-12 shooting), seven rebounds, five blocks, three steals and two assists as the Warriors defeated Indian

“She is amazing. I really don’t know any other way to describe her,” Averill Park senior guard Bailee Lange said. “She is just phenomenal.”

“Taylor has really been good all season long,” Organ said. “What helps is if teams double or even triple down to crowd her, we have four other players on the floor that can score so there is a lot of unselfish play as Taylor will look to set her teammates up inside or outside.”

Averill Park (22-2), ranked No. 2 in the state, returns to the court Friday at Hudson Valley Community College to take on Section I champion Walter Panas (20-5) in the Class A state semifinals.

Last March, Holohan played an integral role in the Warriors securing the program’s second state championship with a 54-48 victory over Tappan Zee. Gone from that squad are Amelia Wood, the program’s alltime leading scorer who just helped lead Sacred Heart into the Division I NCAA Tournament, and Michelina Lombardi, who plays at Le Moyne College.

Now the lead component in Averill Park’s offense, Holohan’s versatility as a low-post player sets her apart. She is not only proficient scoring with either hand around the basket, she has the ability to connect from 3-point range and also is excellent in finding teammates with passes.

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North Greenbush News

We hope the luck of the Irish is with you and yours on this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. We are lucky to have dedicated employees working with us at Town Hall.

That includes our long-time employee Frank Giuliano who recently retired from the town after many years. Supervisor Joe Bott and Deputy Supervisor Kelly Hoffman attended Frank’s retirement party and recognized him for his lifetime of service to the town.

At our monthly town board meeting, the board reported on a rate increase passed on by the City of Troy who provides water to the town. Beginning April 1, 2023, residents will see the new rate of $5.28 per 1,000 gallons; for an average sized family this would amount to an estimated $50 per year increase for water usage.

The board approved an out of district water user agreement for a resident on Geiser Road whose property does not have an adequate water supply from an existing well. The cost will be paid by the resident. We are gearing up for Summer Camp and appointed our key staff to begin the process of getting activities ready!

The board considered a variance from Local Law #2 of 2022 in connection with a proposed project at 128-130 Main Ave where 5 residential apartments are proposed above first floor retail spaces. This was referred to the planning board for a recommendation.

The board authorized the submission re-

Grafton Senior Center News

Rensselaer County’s

Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd. Cropseyville, will be open with limited hours. The Center is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 3:00 with congregate lunch and activities.

Monday. Wednesday and Fridays the center will be open 9:00 to 12:00.

Chair Yoga Monday, Wednesday and Friday is offered at 10:00. Come check it out. Seniors that attend Yoga sessions say they feel better and have more energy.

There are a lot of activities going on at the center, stop by and pick up a monthly calendar and lunch menu.

Join us March 21st for a Special luncheon with Music by John Hill. Call and

quest to the NYS Civil Service Commission in connection with William Miller’s position of Fire Marshall/Department Head. Supervisor Bott showed those in attendance our “Project of the Year Award” for the Route 4 Traffic and Pedestrian Improvement Project. We appreciate the recognition!

We are excited to report the electric charging stations will soon be installed at town hall once the weather improves. Thank you to our highway department colleagues for getting us through another winter with clearing our roads and keeping us safe. We hope to see you Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 am for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!

for the 2023 season for the town beach/camp.

A 211 waiver will be submitted to the New York Civil Service Commission for the position of Fire Marshall/Department Head.

Application for a variance from North Greenbush local law #2 for a proposed building project at 128-130 Main Avenue Wynantskill was reviewed by the board. This application will be sent to the Town Planning Board for consideration.

The Town Comptroller provided an update on the town’s new financial management software. Soon residents will be able to make payments by credit card at Town Hall.


Jack Rogers Reports to the Town of North Greenbush

Water rates will be increasing again in the Town of North Greenbush. The town contracts with the City of Troy for municipal drinking water. There will be a 11% increase in water rates per 1,000 gallons effective April 1, 2023. This will be an estimated increase of $50/year per household. The last water increase was January 1, 2022.

The Town Board passed a resolution for an “ Out of District User Agreement” for property owners who do not have an adequate water supply from an existing well and can connect to the municipal water at an expense to the property owner. Some summer staff positions were approved

make your reservations.

Thursday, March 23rd, we have cornhole and wii at 10am followed by lunch.

Lunch will be Sloppy Joes, cut corn, sliced carrots, round roll and fresh fruit. After lunch, we will have senior games.

Tuesday March 28th, will be morning activities of cornhole and wii , with lunch being served at noon. Lunch will be Hot Dogs, seasoned sauerkraut, baked beans, long roll and yogurt. Congregate lunch is served at the senior center Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon for a suggested donation of $3 for seniors. Grab-n-Go meals (take out) are also available on those days. Please call early to be added to the lunch list at (518) 279-3413 so we can be sure to have enough food prepared.

The Twin Town Regional Baseball League is Back for its Third Season!

Twin Town Little League is now offering a non-travel baseball league for players of all ability levels ages 17 - 25. This is a wood bat league open to anyone in the Capital District.

We will play a 10-game season running from May 30 - July 16, with games primarily at our Williams Road Complex. Games will be scheduled most Saturdays in addition to 4-5 weeknight games, typically Tuesday or Thursday. There will be no games over the July 4th weekend.

We will honor requests for friends to play together whenever possible and will consider allowing entire teams to register. Player-managers are allowed

The Town’s Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 1st.

Check out the town website for information, announcements, and town board meeting minutes at or contact me at I also post information on my Facebook page Councilman Jack Rogers. You can attend meetings in person or live stream at towns/northgreenbush. Get involved and informed about what is happening in the Town of North Greenbush.

Next Town Meetings are scheduled for:

•Planning Board 3/20/23 at 6:30PM

•Zoning Board 4/12/23 at 6:30PM

•Town Board 4/13/23 at 7:00PM

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Councilman Jack Rogers

and encouraged.

Registration fees are $165 for the season. Partial and full scholarships may be available based on eligibility.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get back on the field and play the game you love!

If you have any questions, please email twintownregionalbaseball@ or contact Bob Schuman at 518-894-5723.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @ttrbl2021.

Elvis Will Be In The Building!!

Join the Rensselaer County Senior Center on Tuesday, April 11th as we enjoy Donny Elvis once again. Back by popular demand we will reminisce to the hits of “The King of Rock”.

This is always a memorable day. We never know what Donny Elvis will be


Sign up early to guarantee a lunch and a great show. Menu consists of Chicken Parm w/ Pasta, Italian blend vegetables and desert. Must dine with us to enjoy the show. Call today for reservations 463-2166.

Cleaning Your Closets ?

Rensselaer County

Rensselaer Senior Center is in need of quality gently used spring, summer clothes for our corner boutique. Drop off is 9am to 2pm. Please call when you get here. If you need a receipt of donation leave your name and address.

We greatly appreciate your generous donations. All proceeds go to senior programs and help our seniors. For more info or to make a donation please call 518-463-2166.

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News From Averill Park CSD

Are you interested in running for the Board of Education? As part of this year’s budget vote, community members in the Averill Park Central School District will elect two (2) members to the Board of Education. If you are interested in becoming a Board member, contact the Board Clerk at 518674-7085 to obtain a nominating petition. Nominating petitions must include signatures of 57 qualified voters. Completed petitions must be received by the Board Clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17. They should be dropped off at 146 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018.

The girls varsity basketball team won its ninth straight Section 2, Class A championship, defeating Catholic Central 62-49 in the title game. Taylor Holohan was named the Tournament MVP. Great job, team! March is Music in Our Schools Month! The Middle School and High School combined for a terrific instrumental concert on March 8. The two schools will hold a combined choral concert on March 21 at 7:00 p.m. Algonquin Middle School students put together a stellar performance of

Frozen, Jr. for their Spring Musical. Bravo, to everyone involved in bringing the show to life!

As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – You can also follow AP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent Easter Bunny

Will Be Visiting the Rensselaer

Craft Fair

The Class of 2024 and the Alumni Association of the Rensselaer City School district will be holding a craft fair at the high school, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144 on March 25 from 9 am- 2 pm.

There will be over 60 vendors/crafters, food, raffles, and a 50/50. The Easter Bunny will be stopping by from 11 am- 1 pm to visit with the kids and will bring along his friend and school mascot Rammy the Ram.

Come down and spend the day, shop, and have some fun! If you have any questions please feel free to email or call 518-436-8561.

Sand Lake Garden Club

Birds are an interesting and important part of nature’s fabric. Why not spend some time getting to know more about the species that inhabit your garden and neighborhood ? Join the Sand Lake Garden Club on Thursday, March 23, 6:00 at the Sand Lake Town Hall, just for this reason. Dr. Kathryn Schneider, ornithologist and Columbia Greene Master Gardener, will speak on “ Birding 101 “. Basic principals about birding that we could apply to our gardening.

Dr. Schneider will explain how to use field guides and phone apps for ID of birds at home, how to choose the right binoculars, etc. This talk can greatly expand your birding horizons - you will notice more birds and grow your skills to connect with the birding community. See you March 23rd !

Averill Park High School: Class of 2014 Reunion Planning

Somehow, someway, it’s been almost 10 years since the Averill Park High School Class of 2014 graduated! Planning has begun

for a reunion to celebrate and re-connect sometime in 2024.

Please email if you are a member of the APHS Class of 2014, are interested in learning more about reunion planning, and would like to receive a survey with additional information. Once a Warrior, always a Warrior!

Grace UMC Pie Sale

Grace United Methodist Church, 42 Church Street (US Rt. 20) Nassau has scheduled their annual Pie Sale Fundraiser. Eight delightful varieties will be offered at the price of $16 each.

All pies will be available frozen with baking instructions included. Orders are being accepted now through April 9th, with pick-up available at the Church Saturday, April 29 from noon – 1 pm.

Please contact Nancy at (518) 766-2387 or Marcia (518) 766-4746 to place your order.

Rensselaer Co. Home Bureau Community Workshop

Rensselaer Co. Home Bureau Community Workshop will be Thursday, April 13, 2023, 10am at First Ref. Church, Wyn-


Walker totes, bear sweaters & apron shirts. Bring covered dish to share with own place settings. Also bring a friend.

East Greenbush VFW Auxiliary Seeking Flea Market Vendors

The Auxiliary to East Greenbush VFW 7338 is seeking Vendors for their scheduled Flea Market on April 22 , 2023.

For further information, please contact Lynda Essenter at (518) 248-0324 or via email at

Transfiguation Parish Book Nook is Open

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is open on Saturday morning, March 18, from 9:00 am until noon.

The donations keep pouring in and our shelves are full. The buy-one, get one March specials are on authors William Johnstone and Danielle Steele. Children’s books and romance novels are 12/$1. Stop by and browse through the best kept secret in the area. Thanks for your continued support and see you at the Book Nook!

Community Dinners

The First Reformed Church (corner of NYS Route 66 and Church St in Wynantskill) will be providing free pasta dinners once again. The dinners will be available every Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm and will be drive-thru take out only event No reservations are needed.

Free Community

Corned Beef Dinner

Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, 990 Hoosick Road, Troy will hold a free Community Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Friday, March 17 from 3-6 pm. Meal will include Corned beef, cabbage, potato, carrots and beverage. Donations appreciated. Thank you for your support.

Lasagna Dinner

The Melrose United Methodist Church (located at 20 Church Street, Melrose, NY 12121) will hold a Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Take outs start at 4:30pm. Dine-in seating is from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5.

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Rensselaer High School Hall of Fame

This year’s Rensselaer High School Hall of Fame

Recipients are: Virginia Habinak Poole Cleary, 1969; Jay Foust, 1981; Tracy Foust, 1983; Nancy Hardt, 1977; Superintendent Joseph Kardash; Tessa Kent, 2002; Deborah

Halacy, 1971; Gordon Noel, 1964; Joseph Polsinello, 1966; Joel Preston, 1986; John Preston, 1981; Deborah Reinmann, 1974; Gary Roberts, 1986; Richard Wark, Jr., 1979.

The nominees will be honored at this year’s banquet on April 29, 2023, at the Franklin Terrace on Campbell Avenue in Troy

from 5 pm-9 pm. If you are interested in attending the banquet, dinner reservation forms can be found at the school, on the Alumni website at https:// or on Facebook at Rensselaer Grade Schools and HS Alumni | Facebook.

Dinner reservations are due no later than April 10th. If you have any questions, please feel free to email alumniassociation@

Averill Park High School’s Mr. AP Show!

Want to take a trip under the sea? Averill Park High School’s class of 2023 will be putting on the annual Mr. AP show.

Our 10 contestants will be competing head to head for the coveted title in a series of different categories. These include a talent portion where the contestants will attempt to win over the crowd with an engaging and fun act showcasing their best abilities.

As well as activity wear, career wear and formal wear, where the contestants, accompanied by their escorts, will showcase their current extracurriculars, future job

plans, and don their finest attire. Several dance segments featuring contestants, escorts, and committee members flaunting their best moves to some beachy tunes, filler acts, and videos showcasing the behind the scenes efforts of everyone involved in the show. It will be held in the High School auditorium at 6 PM as well as a tailgate event from 4-6 PM. Our blue and gold themed tailgate will feature music, cornhole, and food trucks all in the High School parking lot! Tickets for the show will cost $10 and the tailgate event is free to attend! Come support the AP senior class by attending this amazing show. You won’t want to miss this!

Earth Day Poster Contest

Rensselaer County Legislative Chairwoman Kelly Hoffman has announced their Annual Earth Day Poster Contest! Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023 and the theme this year is “Invest in our Planet.”

Members of the Legislative Majority encourage students who live in Rensselaer County to partic-

ipate in this fun activity while showing off their love for our planet. We will be accepting entries from students in grades K-6 until April 29t h.

One original art entry per student, not to exceed 22x30 inches. Posters can be mailed or dropped off to: Rensselaer County Environmental Management Council or Legislative Majority Office at: 99 Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061.

Schools in the county are welcome to coordinate drop off for their students. Please be sure to include the student’s name, address, school, grade and contact information on the back of the poster. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in grades K-2 and 3-6.

This contest is one of the most popular events the Rensselaer County Legislative Majority sponsors, filling the walls with hundreds of unique posters. The legislature continues to bring to light issues of environmental significance and educating our youth about “Earth Day” is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our youngest and brightest. We want to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate and use their imagination to come up with the most unique posters. Good luck!

“Don’t Miss The Best Deal In Town”

Are you 60 years or older? Have you had the pleasure of dining at one of our Rensselaer County Senior Centers? If you have you know what a wonderful experience it is. If you haven’t you are really missing out!

Monday thru Friday you have an opportunity to dine at Senior Centers throughout the County. We have great menus

available to you for the month and the suggested contribution for lunch is $3. A few samples of our menu are Veal Pattie W/ Marsala Gravy, Chicken Parm W/Pasta and Sauce, Sliced Turkey W/ Gravy, Sloppy Joes, Lemon Garlic Cod, and I can go on and on! Call the Center closest to you and make a reservation today. Dave and Joshua do a great job and the Center Directors are there to serve you - remember we work for you! To reserve a seat for a great time call the Rensselaer Senior Center 518-463-2166 or any of the other centers near you. Suggested Contribution is $3 per meal, guests under 60 must pay $5. No one is denied a meal due to the inability to contribute. That’s inability not lack of Desire. You are going to thank me for letting you know about our nutrition program, I Guarantee it! “Try it you’re going to like it!”. Gloria

New Moon Make Your Own Sundae Party Tuesday, March 21st

Join The Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center as we celebrate the Second Day of Spring and Full Moon.

Lunch Consists of Chicken Parmesan w/ Pasta, Vegetable and Special Desert of Stewarts Make Your Own Sundae. Must Dine with us to enjoy special desert, and oh by the way there will be no mooning at this full moon party.

We are open Monday Thru Friday 9am to 3pm. Call today for reservations (518) 463-2166. East and Herrick Street Rensselaer.

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Come Joint Us for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at the Firehouse!

The West Sand Lake

Fire Auxiliary is hosting a St. Patrick’s day dinner. Dinner will consist of Corned Beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots.

Take out or dine in.

Serving time will be 4:30 to 7:00 or until we run out.

Adult Dinner: $11. Child

Dinner: $5.

Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Troy

Join us for numerous seasonal events. During Lent, we will have the Stations of the Cross at noon on Fridays, led by Deacons Bill and Sandra Tatem.

On March 17, 24, 31 from 5 to 6 pm we will enjoy our candlelight meditations, where we are invited into the beauty of our candlelit sanctuary in silence, with music playing intermittently. Musicians this year will include March 17th, Tiffany Dzembo or Angelina Valente, sopranos; March 24th, The Rev. Darius Mojallali, violin; and March 31st, Lauren Hunn, piano.

Sunday in-person worship gathers at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The 8 a.m. spoken service follows a more ancient Eucharistic Rite in Elizabethan English. The 10 a.m. modern Eucharistic Rite is preceded by hymns on the tower chime and is both live-streamed and in-person. During Lent, however, we will observe the more ancient rite until Easter. Hymns are accompanied on the regal pipe organ, and Communion music is often from contemporary repertoire. And now the choir has begun to sing again! For more information about music at Saint John’s, be in touch with Tiffany Dzembo, Choir Director, at

Coffee hour follows the 10 a.m. service. Join us!

Sunday School has resumed! Children can draw near to God as they reflect on passages of Scripture and elements of liturgy in a hands-on curriculum, Sundays at 10 am. For information about this, our Thursday after-school program, or upcoming family events, be in touch with Gaby Gastelum, Children’s Christian Education Director, at ggastelum@

The Thrift Store thrives. Hours for shopping and dropping off are from 9 to 12 on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Do stop by!

Our next food pantry, which includes fresh produce, will be Saturday, April 1st, from 10 until noon. All are welcome.

All activities are at 146 1st Street in Troy (518)2745884. The Rector, the Rev. Judith Malionek, can be reached also at

Holy Week and Easter Worship Services at Hope Lutheran Church of North Greenbush

Join Hope Lutheran Church for Holy Week and Easter worship services.

All worship services will be available in-person and online at www.HOPELC. ORG.

April 2nd, Palm Sunday, service at 10:00 AM.

April 6th, Maundy Thursday, service at 7:00 PM.

April 7th, Good Friday, service at 7:00 PM.

April 9th, Easter Sunday, service at 10:00 AM.

470 Winter Street Extension in Troy (North Greenbush).

Warren County Radio Club

Warren County Radio Club presents our first Annual Ham Radio Swap meet on April 15th, 2023 from 8am to 12pm at the Queensbury High school, 409 Aviation Rd Queensbury. Cost 5$ which will go towards door prize.

Need to sell equipment? Tables provided for 10$. Sign up at

Talk-in W2WCR linked repeater system Prospect: 146.730(PL 100).

Capital District Senior Softball League Looking for Players

Capital District Senior Softball League is recruiting players for their 53+ league for the spring/summer season. There are 53+ hi-arc, 53+ modified (medium pitch), and 65+ modified (medium pitch) divisions.

All games are played at Veterans Field in Clifton Park, beginning in late April. Visit cdseniorsoftball.

com, or call Richard at 518-350-3711 for more information.

Join Us for the Next Story Telling Night at FUMC

First United Methodist Church , 1 Gilligan Rd., East Greenbush. https:// Phone: 518477-9693

East Greenbush Town

Historian Bobbie Reno will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Reno will discuss the life and sculptures of Edmonia Lewis, an American sculptor, who was of mixed African American and Native American heritage and born in East Greenbush.

We will have light refreshments and a time for questions. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit our FUMC youth activities.

Church of the Redeemer

Sunday, March 19, service will be at 9:00. Coffee hour and socializing follow the service.

Hot Mess Crafters meets at 10:00 on Wednesday. We are working on tea towel toppers to brighten your kitchen. We have patterns for hats for those experiencing chemotherapy.

Later on Wednesday at 2:00, there will be Bible Study. We are continuing Max Lucado’s series “How Happiness Happens”. The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicap parking, a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear.

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at rhaskell2@


Week Services at


United Methodist Church of East Greenbush

1 Gilligan Rd., East Greenbush. https:// Phone: 518477-9693.

April 2: Palm Sunday : 8:30, 9:3:0 and 11:00 Easter Egg Hunt.

April 6: Maundy Thursday service includes a light supper from 6 pm to 7:30 PM. Pastor Danyal will prepare a Mediterranean meal for all. The supper will be concluded by Holy Communion. Also, Holy Thursday service includes the Passion of Christ and sacred music.

April 7: Good Friday service includes Cantata by the FUMC choir. Harvest of Sorrows will be the 2023 cantata.

April 9: Easter Sunrise Service at the outdoor chapel 6:30 and one Easter service at 9:30

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Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Chicken BBQ

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club will be firing up the grill and selling our famous Chicken BBQ dinners on Sunday, March 26th

This is one of our largest fundraisers, and all of the proceeds stay right here in our community. The cost of the dinners is now $12 each, and each meal includes a half-chicken, baked potato and coleslaw. Dinners can be

picked up between 12:00 and 4:00pm behind the Castleton Fire Company, located at 11 Green Ave in the village of Castleton.

To pre-order your dinner, you can call (518) 364-1965 or email by March 25th.

Also, the Maple Hill Jr/Sr HS Class of 2023 will be holding a bake sale, so you can satisfy that sweet tooth. Hope to see you on March 26th - great food for a great cause!

Troy Scouts Hold Fundraising Breakfast at Pawling Avenue Methodist Church

TROY, NY -- The Scouts of Troy’s Troop 502 will hold their annual fundraising breakfast on Saturday, March 18, at the Pawling Avenue Methodist Church, located at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy.

Doors open at 8 a.m. and the Scouts will be serving pancakes and bacon until 10:30 a.m.

Cost will be $8 for adults and $5 for kids ten and under.

Troop 502 provides Scouting for boys in the Troy and North Greenbush area.The Scouts of Troop 502 go camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing and spend a week at summer camp.

Scouting teaches young men and women skills ranging from cooking to first aid, and also teaches citizenship, public speaking, and leadership. Scouts can earn over 130 merit badges in subjects ranging from electronics to kayaking.

Money earned at the breakfast will go to help underwrite the cost of Scouting activities.

Come out for a great breakfast, meet some Scouts, and support Scouting in your neighborhood.

Food for the breakfast is being donated by Stewart’s Shops and Hannaford Supermarket in Wynantskill.

The Friends of the Castleton Public Library

Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday, March 18t h from 9-11am at Rensselaer Elks Lodge 2073; 683 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Breakfast includes: 2 eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Home Fries, Toast, Pancakes, Juice, Coffee or tea for $11. Thank you for supporting the library!

Schodack Valley Pizza and Wings Night

We hope to see you Saturday, March 18th for our monthly pizza and wings night. We hold this fundraiser at our firehouse at 1553 Schodack Valley Rd., Castleton. Hours are 4-7 pm. We offer dine in or take out. To place a to go order please call 477-4215.

We our proud of our fresh home made pizzas, salads and antipastos. Our extra large wings are outstanding! We offer a very large beverage selection as well. The special pie of the month is the almost world famous Rueben pizza in honor of St. Patrick’s day.

FRCW Hosts Chicken and Biscuit Dinner

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Let us make dinner for you and your family! The First Reformed Church (corner of NYS Route 66 and Church Street in Wynantskill) will be cooking up a delicious Chicken and Biscuit dinner on Saturday, March 25 from 4 to 6 PM.

Both eat-in and drive-thru options available. Enjoy the comforts of all-white meat chicken and gravy, biscuit, vegetable, corn casserole, salad, and dessert. The cost of each dinner is $14 for adults, $6 for children 6-11, and free for children 5 and under.

Reservations are appreciated and may be made by calling 518-283-4420 and leaving a message. Walk-ins are welcome. Thank you for your support!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Troy-St Patrick’s Day dinner, Friday, March 17th 3-7pm Polish American Club, 507 First St. Troy.

Corned Beef, Potatoes, Carrots and Cabbage. $17. Dine-In or Take Out. Catered by the Giuliano’s. Reservations Suggested. Call 518-272-2676.

St Pats/ American Legion Birthday

Continue your Saint Patrick’s day/weekend and celebrate the American Legion Birthday at the same time. Melvin Roads celebrates The American Legion ‘s 104 years as a Veterans Service organization on March 18th, 2023.

This year we have music by DJ Johnny O, a Corned beef & Cabbage Dinner, Chinese Auction, 50/50, and Basket of Cheer Raffle. Cocktail hour is 5 to 6 PM with Dinner at 6, Chinese Auction at 7 PM, tickets are $30 each or two for $50, available at our bar daily. Melvin Roads is open to everyone at 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, New York.

Come down after the parade on March 11th 2023 and enjoy the band, with your favorite Irish drink. Come back the following week for our celebration.

We also have a Veterans & friends breakfast every Thursday morning from 8 to 10 AM. Support Veterans, Support Melvin Roads, and have some fun.

St. Henry’s Feast of St. Patrick

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us! St. Henry’s Church in Averil Park and The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Feast of St. Patrick on Friday, March 17th. at St. Henry’s Church. There will be a mass at 5:30 pm followed by a gathering in the Community Room from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. We will be serving Reubens, German Potato salad, hot dogs, beverages, and snacks. There will also be several raffles to participate in. We request that you make a reservation. Tickets are only $8 per person. Reservations’ can be made by purchasing tickets after masses or by calling or leaving a text message with your name and the number of people that will be attending at 518-322-9583.

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How to Handle a Lengthy Renovation

The global pandemic reignited people’s passions for home renovations, as they directed dollars that would normally have been spent elsewhere into the places where they were now spending the most time — their homes. According to the 10th annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 70,000 respondents in the United States, higher-budget projects cost around $85,000 or more in 2020, compared with $80,000 in the two years prior. Kitchen projects were the most popular among renovating homeowners. Even though many COVID-19-related restrictions have lifted and life has largely returned to regular programming, renovations remain a popular investment. Homeowners embarking on home renovation projects understand that a certain measure of upheaval is to be expected, but some may not fully anticipate the impact that renovations have on daily life. The following are some tips for making it through a lengthy renovation.

• Discuss the timeline with contractors. It may be easier to make a plan for how much life will be disrupted if you have an idea of how long the renovation will be (if everything goes according to plan). Sit down with contractors and have them spell out the minutiae of the project so you’ll be able to anticipate what’s going on day-to-day.

• Start at the right time. Some contractors may say they can fit your project into their schedules in between other jobs. While this may seem convenient and timely, your work may be put on hold if there are delays with the other job or jobs. Instead, it may be better to hold off until the contractors can devote the bulk of their attention to your renovation.

• Recreate commonly used spaces elsewhere. A kitchen or a bathroom remodel often requires giving up spaces that are used throughout a typical day. Unless you have a spare full bathroom or kitchen, you’ll need to make due. Set a microwave, tabletop electric burner and a coffee pot on a folding table in the garage or utility room. Rent or purchase a small refrigerator where you can store a few necessities. Ask your contractor to set up a makeshift outdoor shower so you have a place to get clean when the bathroom is under construction.

• Pack up and cover. Remodeling one room may cause a trickle down effect on other areas. Dust from drywall sanding can infiltrate many rooms in the home. Pack and label boxes with items not immediately needed and store them in another area. Cover most things so a film of dust won’t form on them.

• Adjust your schedule. Sleeping in will be a thing of the past for the duration of the renovation, as may be working from a home office. Try to get out of the work zone as much as possible for new scenery and respites from the noises and smells.

• Ease up on cleaning standards. It’s challenging to

The Role of Nature in Home Design in the Years Ahead

Outdoor living spaces were prioritized during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when public gatherings were greatly limited and individuals were urged to stay home as much as possible.

Such demands have had a ripple effect on various industries, including home design. According to a survey conducted by the New Home Trends Institute in collaboration with Pro Builder, 58 percent of the more than 300 residential architects, designers and design-minded builders who participated said connection to the outdoors/ nature will be an important influence on their design choices in the years to come.

In addition, 45 percent of respondents indicated increased attention will be afforded to outdoor entertaining spaces.

So what might the outdoor spaces of homes built in the not-so-distant future look like? Respondents to the survey anticipated a growing demand for various built-in outdoor features, including:

• Firepits or fireplaces

• Outdoor kitchens

• Gazebos or pergolas

• Pools

• Spas or hot tubs

Though trends and consumer demands are ever-shifting, architects and designers are anticipating that future homeowners will want more developed outdoor living spaces and greater access to nature, which is something current homeowners can keep in mind when renovating their properties.

keep a home clean during a renovation. Relax standards and expect a mess for some time. Explain to guests what they’ll find if they drop by.

Renovations can disrupt life, but often are well worth the sacrifices homeowners must make to see them through to completion.

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The Effects of Chronic Stress on Overall Health

Stress poses a significant public health problem.

Though work is often cited as a primary cause of stress, in 2022 socioeconomic issues contributed to a spike in stress levels, which serves as proof that there’s no shortage of potential stressors.

According to the Stress in America Survey 2022 from

the American Psychological Association, 81 percent of respondents indicated they were stressed out due to issues affecting the supply chain. Inflation proved even more troubling, as 87 percent of participants in the survey indicated they were stressed out by the rising cost in living. That’s especially noteworthy, as it marked a

nearly 30 percent increase from the year prior.

Stress is more than an inconvenience. Though the APA notes the human body is well-equipped to handle stress in small doses, chronic stress poses an entirely different problem, affecting various parts of the body.

Musculoskeletal system

The APA reports that muscle tension is almost a reflex reaction to stress. However, muscle tension for long periods of time can trigger a host of problems, including tension-type headache and migraine headaches, which are each associated with chronic muscle tension in the shoulders, neck and head. The APA notes that work-related stress in particular has been linked to musculoskeletal pain in the lower back and upper extremities.

Respiratory system

Stress can present problems affecting the respiratory system as well. Shortness of breath and rapid breathing can occur when a person is feeling stress. Though the APA acknowledges this is often not a problem for people without respiratory disease, the group notes it can exacerbate breathing problems for people with preexisting respiratory conditions, including asthma and COPD.

Cardiovascular system

Chronic stress can contribute to long-term problems affecting the heart and blood vessels, which the APA notes are the two elements of the cardiovascular system that work together to provide nourishment and oxygen to the body’s organs. Chronic stress has many hallmarks, including a consistent and ongoing spike in heart rate. As a result, long-term ongoing stress increases a person’s risk for an assortment of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension, heart attack and stroke.

Gastrointestinal system

The APA notes that hundreds of millions of neurons in the gut are in constant communication with the brain. This is why feelings of nervousness or anxiety often produce the sensation of butterflies in the stomach. When a person is dealing with chronic stress, that can affect communication between the gut and brain, potentially leading to pain, bloating and other discomfort in the gut.

Stress is a public health problem that affects people from all walks of life. Individuals feeling excess levels of stress are urged to speak to their physicians and visit apa. org for more information.

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Did You Know?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and debilitating illness that affects the nervous system. Individuals who have been diagnosed with PD or have a loved one with the condition may have questions about life expectancy after diagnosis.

Medical News Today reports that those with PD often can expect close to normal or near-normal life expectancies even with the disease. However, a 2018 study

An Update from Sand Lake Baptist Church

Greetings from Sand Lake Baptist Church!

What a wonderful blessing it is to be a part of this community. The love, support and fellowship we’ve shared within Sand Lake and neighboring towns over the many years has been immeasurable.

As many know, we’ve had periods of transition for a couple of years now. This message to our beloved community is to give an update on the health and well-being of our church. Although we are currently without a pastor, our congregation is strong and united. The Lord will provide a pastor to us in His time.

Meanwhile, the Lord is providing for all our needs with many blessings.

Messages are being given every Sunday morning from some of the most knowledgeable, gifted and

Love Lutheran Spaghetti Dinner

Come and enjoy an authentic Italian Dinner, Saturday, March 25th from 3 to 6pm.

Menu: spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

$10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children under 12. Dine in or take out.

Location: Love Lutheran Church, Pheasant Lane & Middlesex Road, East Greenbush. For information call 518-477-8685.

Chicken & Biscuit

Dinner at Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall

Chicken and Biscuit

Dinner on Saturday, March 25 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall located just off NY Route 7 in village of Pittstown, NY.

Eat In or Take Out,

Menu: chicken and biscuit with gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, cranberry relish, homemade pies.

Price: adults $13; children 5-12 $6; under 5 free. Reservations suggested. Call Bev at 518-663-5607.

East Schodack

Fire Co

Roast Beef Dinner

The East Schodack Fire Company will hold a take home Roast Beef Dinner, to benefit the ESFC Scholarship Fund, on Saturday March 25th at 3071 Rt.150. Dinner will be:

Tender Sliced Roast Beef, Burgundy Gravy, Homemade Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Seasoned Vegetable Medley, Garden Salad, Rolls and Chocolate Pie for dessert.

Pick ups starting at 4:00. Call 479-3366 to

powerful speakers of the Word of God in our area! Our schedule consistently remains booked about two months ahead with the promise of being fed exciting and informative messages. We would like to extend a special “Thank You” to all of those individuals who have visited, as well as the many churches that have supported us. As we get closer to the celebration of the Resurrection of Our Savior, we have a full schedule of special services for the entire week. This begins with Palm Sunday at 11 AM and continues with an Upper Room Service on Thursday at 6 PM with the Lord’s Supper; Good Friday Service at 6 PM; Sunrise Service at 7 AM, followed by breakfast; and our regularly scheduled Easter Sunday Service at 11 AM. All of these services will be led by our Deacon with a special message for all. Come share the Word of God with us!

order. Adults $17/ child $8. Limited seating will be available if wish to eat dinner at Fire House.

Good Friday

Clam Chowder Sale

Manhattan Clam Chowder is on sale at Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, 990 Hoosick

published the journal Neurology indicated that survival depends on the type and characteristic of the disorder, particularly in regard to how it affects cognitive function.

Those with normal cognitive function have a “largely normal life expectancy.” A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that if PD occurs with dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies, that could contribute to increased

Plans for our annual Strawberry Festival are already being discussed as well as many other community involved events. We pray that we continue to be as much of a blessing to our community as you have been to us. For regularly updated information about SLBC’s schedule, weekly guest speakers and special events; please visit our newly revamped website.

God Bless, Deacon Russ Chamberlain on behalf of the members of SLBC, Sand Lake Gilead’s Body & Soul Pantry, March 30

The end of March already? Close your eyes and think of all those flowers you will be planting soon. Well, back to reality now and what’s on the menu for this month.

Looks like Roast Loin of Pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and applesauce

Road, Troy. Pick up will be Good Friday, April 7 from 11-1. This will be a pre-order, drive thru event. Chowder is $12.00 per quart, payable at pick up. Place your order by calling Kathleen at (518) 528-6725. Thank you for your support.

and dessert(?)

The reservation system worked well last month, so we would like you to call 518-279-3576 to reserve your meal again this month. We are still doing our work at the same location, the intersection of Route 7 and 278 in Center Brunswick and are still at Gilead Lutheran Church.

Volunteers Needed at Grafton Lakes State Park

Grafton Lakes State Park will host a Volunteer Open House on Sun., March 26th at the Welcome Center. Do you love the park? Have you been coming to the park for years and would love to help keep the park beautiful? Are you new in town and are looking for a great community? Whatever your reason, the park could use your help! The informative session will take place from 2pm-4pm on March 26th.

mortality rates. Individuals with PD who did not have dementia present died, on average, one year earlier than people without PD. The risk of a shortened life is not due to the disease itself, as PD is nota killer like other conditions, such as cardiovascular disease. Rather, the physical symptoms of PD can increase risk for injury. In fact, indicates falls are one major cause of death for those with PD.

Grafton Lakes has a growing volunteer base. Volunteers can get involved in a range of activities with varying level of commitments. At this session, visitors will talk to the Trail Crew Leader, the Volunteer Gardener, the Friends Group, volunteer education assistants, and others about their experiences and why they love volunteering at the park.

From gardening to a welcome center greeter, to being a volunteer Fire Tower Steward, to a program assistant, to helping with trail work- if you have a passion for something in the park, we can work together to utilize your skills to make the park a better place. No commitment required to attend. Volunteers earn benefits such as program and boat passes the more hours they serve. Volunteer gatherings such as hikes, movie nights, picnics, and more are scheduled throughout the year.

Registration encouraged, but not required. Light refreshments will be served and small door prizes given away during the event. Call 518-2791155 to register.

Grafton Lakes State Park is located off of Route 2, twelve miles east of Troy, New York. Please use the park’s main entrance on Grafton Lakes State Park Way for this event. There is no entrance fee for this event. For more information, please call the park at 518-279-1155.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 79.5 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456.

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Program 2023

Applications for employment with the Town of Schodack Day Camp are now available for download at www. under Youth Recreation. All applicants

must be 16 years of age by the start of camp on July 10, 2023, and have a current working card, if applicable. Applicants must be available to work the duration of the camp which runs from July 10, 2023 through August 4, 2023.

Completed applications must be returned to the Schodack Town Clerk’s Office no later than April 28 2023. Please direct further questions to the Recreation Director Sheila Golden at youthdirector@schodack.




Recycling Day Announced

The Rensselaer County Legislature and Environmental Management Council announce their annual Electronics Recycling Day event on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Rensselaer County Office Building, 1600 7th Avenue in Troy.

Please enter the parking lot from Congress Street. Items accepted include: air conditioners, dehumidifiers, washers, dryers, other metal appliances, AV equipment, business machines, cable receivers, cell phones, electronic video game consoles, toasters, microwaves, ink cartridges, keyboards, laptops, bikes, swing sets, basketball hoops, grills, portable music players, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, tablets, VCR’s, DVD players, wiring and cabling. Items NOT accepted include: TV’s and CRT

Monitors, alkaline batteries, dishwashers, fluorescent lamps and lightbulbs, radioactive, biomedical, infectious materials, volatile or highly flammable items, cleaning products, paint, paint cans, refrigerators, tires, wood, glass or plastic.

This is open to Rensselaer County residents only. For questions, please call ProTek Recycling at (518) 874-1001. We look forward to serving you on the 25th.

Tax Receiver Town of Schodack

The mandated 2nd notice Town & County Property Tax Bills have been mailed. All tax bills paid after March 3rd must include the 2% penalty and the $2.00 notice fee to be processed as paid. Please write your phone number on your check so we can contact you if there are any issues with your payment.

Tax bills can be mailed to PO Box 436, East Schodack, NY, 12063, or put in the drop box outside of the Town Hall entrance door. No payments can be accepted after 4:30pm on March 31, 2023. Past years tax bills/receipts can be printed from the town website,, if needed for income tax preparation.

Please call 518-477-9735 with any questions. Office hours for March will be Tuesday and Friday 9:00am1:00pm.

VFW Pancake Breakfast

Help Support your local Veterans! The Public is welcome!

VFW Post 7338, East Greenbush, 100 Hayes Road Sunday Mar 19, 2023, 9 am to 11 am. Eat in or takeout. Breakfast includes Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Home Fries, Corned Beef Hash, Toast, Coffee, Tea, Water and Assorted Juices.

Adults - $12.00, Children 6 to 12 - $5.00, Children

Under 6 – Free

We will have a drawing, for over $1000 worth of prizes! There are about 15 items in all and chance to win one of 5 prizes for $5. Of course, donations are always welcome and very much appreciated!

Please order in advance before Sunday’s Breakfast for take-out by emailing us at or calling 518-477-7770 and leave a message with your name, number and the desired pickup time.


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“I think she’s had a ton of experience being on varsity since being an eighth grader,” Lange said. “Taylor has really stepped up every game for us when we’ve needed her, and she continues to show that obviously on both sides of the floor.”

“Where we also saw growth is with her leadership,” Organ said. “She challenges her teammates, praising them when they do great things and challenges them when they need to be better. In many ways, she has become one of our vocal leaders while also leading by example. The way that she and Bailee have led this team has been excellent. She is a special player because she plays both sides of the ball.”

During the early stages of her sophomore season, Holohan scuffled as her scoring proved inconsistent and she often found herself in foul trouble. Once the calendar turned to 2022, her game really took off.

“She was trying to figure out where to fit in,” Organ said. “Between Michelina and Amelia, she was only a 10th grader trying to understand exactly what her role would be. Most of the offseason (with the NY Havoc), she played more on the perimeter and less on the interior. The other part of the transition was learning how to play more inside.

“As the season progressed, we saw enormous growth offensively. Where she really opened things up is with her ability to defend. She covered people’s mistakes, like if someone was beaten off the ball, she moved her feet and was excellent at blocking the ball in the air clean.”

When asked what aspect of her game she derives the most pleasure from, Holohan quickly stated defense with a particular fondness toward blocking shots.

“It is an energy-giver, I think, a lot more than offense,” Holohan said.

“I think teams get intimidated to be honest,” Lange said. “It is great to know that when an opportunity comes, she is going to block a shot.”

Holohan, who is averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks, three assists and three steals per game while shooting 57.3 percent from the field, put in extra work to elevate her skills at the offensive end and also has an added source to tap into with her aunt being Maureen Holohan, who helped lead Troy to the 1989 Class A state title as a junior. She went on to earn All-Big Ten honors playing at Northwestern, played professionally overseas and later became a published author.

“She lives down in New York City, so I don’t see her as much as I want to, but I like that she made history and I am going to make my own history,” Holohan said.

“I know she is super proud of Taylor and tells her some things that will help her,” Organ said. “I have learned a lot about her aunt through people that know her and saw her play. It is interesting to me that years later, Taylor is playing really well and still has better days in front of her, for sure.

“I think Taylor sees a great opportunity in front of us. No team in Averill Park has ever been able to go backto-back. I think she and her teammates are very much driven by that.”

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Hosted by VFW Auxiliary Post 7466

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us! We will be hosting a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on March 17th at the Sullivan Jones VFW (Post Hall) at 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, NY.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 or take-outs will be available at 5:00. Tickets are limited so pick yours up today in the Post Canteen! Corned Beef, Cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, rye bread, and dessert, Adults $20.00 and Children under 12 $10.00. For questions contact Dennis 518-795-5854.

Annual Fish Fry Dinners at South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co

The South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co will again offer Fish Fry dinners on Friday evenings, 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., at 1563 Bame Rd. Castleton, during Lent.

Dinners will end on Good Friday April 7. Hot dogs, Chicken, and Clam chowder will also be served. Eat in or Take out. Phone: 732-2082. Please call after 4:00 P.M. for take out.

Goff MS Presents Annie JR.

Playing at the Columbia High School Auditorium in East Greenbush. Friday, March 17th at 7pm & Saturday, March 18th at 3pm & 7pm.

The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. The Goff Drama Club cast



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& crew of 75 students is led by Hannah Decker, Rebecca Stevens, Lorraine LaVoie and Jean Hirt. Annie JR. follows the story of an orphan named Annie living a “hard-knock life” at The New York City Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie dreams of being reunited with her parents and takes action to find them. Annie is a heartwarming show with an important message about the true nature of family.

Performances of ANNIE JR. are open to the public.

Admission is Adults $10 – Students/Seniors $8. Tickets available at the door.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Bring Your Own Device Tech Help, Thursday, March 16, 11 – 12 with CCE Digital Literacy Educator Delia Hubbard. SLTL Board Meeting Thursday, March 16, 6:45pm. Long range planning discussion.

Babysitting Class Saturday, March 18, 10 – 2 – registration required. Contact for info.

Author/Illustrator Logan Kline Thursday, March 30 at 6pm presents his award winning picture book Finding Fire to teens and adults interested in the process of making a children’s picture book.

Sand Lake Spelling Bee – Adults, find a partner and get practicing for the Sand Lake Spelling Bee on March 31 at 7pm. Details can be found on the Friends page of our website:; winners progress to the Upper Hudson Library System Spell-Off on Sunday, April 30!

Reception and Open Sew with the Capital District Modern Quilt

Guild, April 1, 10 – 2. See their amazing display of mini-quilt book covers on display through April 1. Also on display, art by Pat Carley whose reception will be April 22, 12 – 2pm.

LEGO Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6pm. Drop in, bring a friend, build! We have lots of LEGOs to design with.

Storytime, Wednesdays, at 11am. Join us for stories, rhymes and a simple craft.

March 22: Dogs & Cats!

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Break up the winter doldrums with a museum visit. We have 3-day loans of museum passes to The Clark, MASS MoCA, Hancock Shaker Village, & Norman Rockwell Museum. Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park.

Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 –4; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-6745050 with questions.

Events at Castleton

Public Library, 3/19 - 3/25

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Events & Take-Home

Kit: Take & Make Craft: Crafting Bonanza! - Pick up anytime now through Saturday, 4/1 - Get creative and make unique art with a variety of craft materials.

CPL Board of Trustees Meeting - Mon, 3/20, 7:00pm - Monthly meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome.

Pajama StorytimeTues., 3/21, 6:00pm - Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! For ages birth to 8 years.

Learn & Play Storytime - Thurs., 3/23, 10:30am - Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and

motor skills!

Teen Time: DIY Magnets - Thurs., 3/23, 4:00pm

- Come make unique magnets with interesting designs! For teens in 6th12th grades. Bridge Club - Fri., 3/24, 10:30am - Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Marbled Paper - Sat., 3/25, 11:00am - 3:00pmCreate a unique piece of art using food coloring and shaving cream!

T-e-a-m Up for the SLTL Spelling Bee

The Sand Lake Town Library Friends are buzzing with spelling excitement!

If you love word games, join the fun on Friday, March 31st at 7:00pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts.

We are challenging local boards, businesses, clubs, community workers, friends, politicians, restaurants, teams and other groups to compete in this local round of the Great UHLS Spell-Off! Teams are made up of 2 people and the Bee will have both a written and a spoken portion. You can sign up at www. sandlaketownlibrary. org or in-person at the library (8428 Miller Hill Road). Winners will go on to compete at the Upper Hudson Spell-Off on April 30th. Email sltlfriends@ with questions. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an a-p-i-a-r-i-s-t to participate!

Do You Depend on Depends?

Are you an active senior with an active bladder! Do you always have the urge to go? On a strong water pill? Special underwear can be very costly. We have an assortment of sizes for men and women. Call and ask for Gloria at The Rensselaer County Senior Center. (518) 463-2166.



4680 Hurst Road, Altamont

The 2,700-square-foot custom-built Cape Cod nestled on a generous park-like acre of land.

This week’s home is a custombuilt Cape Cod nestled on a generous park-like acre of land conveniently located between Route 20 and the village of Altamont.

A long, tree-lined driveway leads to the 2,700 square-foot home designed and built in 1998 by the first — and only — owner, and includes three bedrooms, a bonus room, den and two-and-a-half bathrooms.



An updated kitchen with spacious island opens to a formal dining space and onto a great room with vaulted ceiling and a soaring two-story stone fireplace.

The knotty pine-trimmed, three-season sunroom off the back of the home overlooks the landscaped backyard and em-phasizes the home’s

folksy flair.

The home also includes a well-lit workshop in the readyto-be-finished basement and a two-car garage with epoxy flooring and bonus room above.

List price: $585,000. Taxes: $8,270. Reach out to Robert Crevatas with Howard Hanna Delmar realty at 518-461-5559 or to learn more.

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on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Rensselaer County mental health and emergency assistance programs through Catholic Charities CoNSERNS-U program, all in memory of Dustin.

Robert Etoll is one of the world’s leading composers and music producers of trailers, documentaries, TV theme songs and animated series. He grew up in Troy and is thrilled to return to reunite with his old bandmates Peter Iselin, Chris Garabedian, Joe Montarello, Frank Rossi and notable special guests.

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Suicide is at epidemic proportions and touches more and more lives and families every day. Over the past 9 years, the Memorial Concert has gone above and beyond to try to bring awareness and assistance to those who are struggling in the Capital Region.

Brooks BBQ Drive-Thru Event –Help Support the Hoosic Valley School District’s Class of 2024

The Hoosic Valley Central School District’s junior class is hosting a Brooks Barbeque drive-thru fundraising event on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 3-6 pm at 4

Pleasant Avenue, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 (near the high school’s concessions stand/track).

If you’ve never had a Brooks dinner before, you are in for a special treat!

Dinners are $15 and include a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, and a roll/butter. Please place your order no later than Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The Class of 2024 thanks you for your support!

All payments are online – here’s the link to order:

Comedy Show

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25 – 8pm, doors open at 7. At Melvin Roads American Legion, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 518-462-7006. Advance Tickets are on sale at our bar, purchase of 8 can reserve a table. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.


Featuring: Patty Rosborough, Jennifer McMullen & Shawn Gillie & more. Comedy for Grown-ups. Proceeds support our veterans programs, sponsored by Riders Chapter #1231.

Strange History at Rensselaer Public Library

Thursday, March 23 at 6 PM. Strange History from along the Erie Canal with Schoharie Crossing. Explore the intriguing stories that feature murder, mayhem, arson, accidents and more in the history of the Erie Canal and Fort Hunter. For adults, families welcome. Please call the Rensselaer Public Library at 462-1193 to sign up. The Library is located at 676 East Street in Rensselaer, near the train station.

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EB INNOVATIONS,LLC(the “LLC”)filedArticlesofOrganization withtheSecretaryof State ofNewYork(“SSNY”) on February22,2023.LLC office location:Rensselaer County. TheSSNYhasbeen designated asagentofthe LLC uponwhomprocess against itmaybeserved. The SSNYshallmailacopy of anyprocessservedto LLC, c/oEricM.Beskid,24 Cayuga Ct,AverillPark,NY 12018. Purpose:anylawful activity.



MAKESOMEROOM,LLC. Articles ofOrganizationwere filed withtheSecretaryof StateofNewYork(SSNY)on 02/06/2023.Officelocation: Rensselaer County.SSNY has beendesignatedas agentoftheLLCuponwhom process againstitmaybe served.SSNYshallmaila copy ofprocessto65 Vosburgh Road,AverillPark, NY, 12018.Purpose:Forany lawful purpose.



COMPANY.NAME:KaleidoscopePsychotherapy, LCSW,PLLC.ArticlesofOrganizationwerefiledwiththe SecretaryofStateofNew York(SSNY)on1/17/2023. Officelocation:Rensselaer County.SSNYhasbeendesignatedasagentoftheLLC uponwhomprocessagainstit maybeserved.SSNYshall mailacopyofprocessto32 FlensburgDrive,Troy,NY 12180.Purpose:Foranylawfulpurpose.




OPTICALLLC.ArticlesofOrganizationwerefiledwiththe SecretaryofStateofNew York(SSNY)onJanuary31, 2023.Officelocation:RensselaerCounty.SSNYhas beendesignatedasagentof theLLCuponwhomprocess againstitmaybeserved. SSNYshallmailacopyof processtoJustinTenczar,10 PlanteLane,Troy,NY12180.




COMPANY.NAME:DECO MFGLLC.ArticlesofOrganizationwerefiledwiththe SecretaryofStateofNew York(SSNY)on9/20/2022. Officelocation:210RiverSt, Troy,RensselaerCounty, NY.SSNYhasbeendesignatedasagentoftheLLC uponwhomprocessagainstit maybeserved.SSNYshall mailacopyofprocessto11 113thSt,Troy,NY12182.

Purpose:Design/buildservicesandmanufacturingfor construction.


COMPANY.NAME: CollinsDesign&BuildLLC. ArticlesofOrganizationwere filedwiththeSecretaryof StateofNewYork(SSNY)on 12/07/2022.Officelocation: RensselaerCounty.SSNY hasbeendesignatedas agentoftheLLCuponwhom processagainstitmaybe served.SSNYshallmaila copyofprocessto1Tracey CourtTroyNY12180.Purpose:Foranylawfulpurpose.

East Greenbush CSD Approves Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Poperty Tax Exemption

The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Property Tax Exemption at a public meeting on February 27. The board voted following public comments at the meeting.

The tax exemption will provide a 10% property tax exemption of assessed value for volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers with at least two years of service. The property tax exemption becomes permanent after 20 years of service.

Additionally, the exemption will continue for the surviving spouse of a volunteer who is killed in the line of duty with five years of service.

The resolution shall take effect immediately for the 2023-24 school tax year.

The tax exemption was made available through state legislation that was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on December 9, 2022.

Are You Ready for Your Lenten Journey?

Yes, it is that special time of year once again. The humbling yet exhilarating season of Lent is upon us. You may be looking for opportunities to interact with


COMPANY. NAME:Canine BehaviorConsultants.ArticlesofOrganizationwere filedwiththeSecretaryof StateofNewYork(SSNY)on January19,2023.Officelocation:RensselaerCounty. SSNYhasbeendesignated asagentoftheLLCupon whomprocessagainstitmay beserved.SSNYshallmaila copyofprocessto28JohnsonLane,AverillPark,NY 12018.Purpose:Foranylawfulpurpose.

NOTICEOFFORMATION OFNewYorkRoadways LLC adomesticLLC.ArticlesofOrg.filedwithNYSec. OfStateon2/6/23Officelocation:RensselaerCounty. NYSec.ofStateisdesignatedasagentuponwhomprocessmaybeservedandshall mailserviceofprocessto2 InglewoodRd,East GreenbushNY.12061.There isnoregisteredagent.Purposeisanylawfulpurpose.


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GENERALCONTRACTING Int/Ext,Additions,Kitchens,Baths, Flooring,Electrical. Freeest.(518)

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HANDYMAN Inter/Extpainting,sidingand repairs,sheetrockrepairs, deckrepairsandstaining,deck staining,carpentryworkand lightplumbing.Over30yrs. exp.Roland(518)416-1005

HANDYMAN Remodeling,carpentry,decks, porches,masonry,int./ext. paint,fences,doors/windows, gutters,allrepairs.Freeest. 518-669-0814or518-271-9161

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LegalNotice TownofGrafton Noticeisherebygiventhat assessmentinventoryand valuationdataisavailable forexaminationandreview. Thisdataistheinformation thatwillbeusedtoestablishtheassessmentofeach parcel,whichwillappearon theTentativeAssessment RollfortheTownof Grafton,whichwillbefiled onorbeforeMay1,2023. Theinformationmaybereviewedbyappointmentin theAssessor’sOfficeatthe GraftonTownHall,located at2379NYRT2,GraftonNY 12082.Anappointment maybemadetoreviewthe assessmentinformationby callingtheAssessor’sOfficeat518-279-3565ext.12 onTuesdaysandThursdaysfrom9AMto1PM.

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Well then, how about the ecumenical Friday Lenten Services to share the good news with a variety of local clergy? They are held at the Church of the Covenant (the round church) in Averill Park.

A brief (about 30 min.) service begins at 12 noon and is followed by a soup-and-sandwich lunch... to continue every Friday through March 31

A free will offering will go to Unity House of Troy. Hope to see you there as we “travel” to our glorious destination, Easter on April 9!

Fred Erickson, Church of the Covenant


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WINDOWCLEANING Ken’sWindowCleaning.Fully insured.Comm./Res.40-yrs. familyexp.(518)766-4975


WANTED-Aplacetocultivate honeybeesintheWynantskill area.Call(518)928-1372


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TheTownofGraftonisnow acceptingbidsforamower forroadmaintenanceas perspecsbelow.

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Theannualmeetingof the EastNassauRuralCemeteryAssociationwill be heldatthe Tsatsawassa FirehouseinBrainard,NY, onSunday,March 19th, 2023at2PM.Allare welcome!

WendyYork-Briggs, Treasurer 518-423-5578

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Bingo at South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co.

The South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co. is having Bingo the first and third Sundays each month through May. Doors open at noon with card sales starting at 1:00 PM and games start at 2:00 PM.

South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co. 1563 Bame Rd., Castleton. (518-732-2082).

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Events at Troy Public Library 3/19 – 3/25

Troy Public Library (Main) is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY. All events are free and open to the public. Registration may be required and is designated with an “RR.” Call (518) 274-7071 with any questions or to register.

Chair Yoga – Mon, Mar 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us every Monday for Chair Yoga, performed using a chair for balance and support. Focus will be on yogic breath work and relaxation. Please wear loose/ comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat (because it gives participants more traction). RR

Lego Brick Builders – Mon., Mar 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun; build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. For ages 5 and up. Children under 7 must have a caregiver present at all times.

Adult Color & Unwind Evening – Mon., Mar 20, 6:00 –7:00 p.m. (Main) Come color with us at the main library. All materials (including hot cider and snacks) will be provided. Listen to relaxing music, and enjoy a short-story read aloud by our hosting librarian. RR

Tween/Teen Craft Night – Tues, Mar 21, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Main) Join us for our monthly Tween Craft Night!

Averill Park Road Runners 2023 Track & Field Season Starts Soon

Registration for the Averill Park Road Runners

2023 Track & Field season

opens March 17th! Averill Park Road Runners is a club for anyone ages 7-14 who enjoys running, jumping, throwing and having

FUN! Events include sprints, distance running, long jump, high jump, shot put and turbo javelin. AP School District

residency is NOT required.

Practices at AP High School Monday and Thursday evenings and some optional Saturday mornings. Several meets throughout the season, from April 17th through the USATF Junior Olympics and Regionals in June and July.

Registration and more information at www.

Registration fee includes a uniform ($80 before 4/1, $90 4/1-4/16 and $105 after 4/17, $5 sibling discount). Membership in the U.S. Track and Field As-

sociation ($30) is required and provides insurance coverage.

Contact tfcoaches@ for help with registration or questions. We’re a parent-run organization, and parental involvement is required. All abilities and skill levels are welcome. See you at the track!

Town of Sand Lake News

Military Banners - I am now accepting applications for Military Banners. Applications will be accepted until March 31. I will need the Application, photo and a check for $225.00.

Summer Camp - Registration is now open for Poestenkill-Sand Lake Summer Camp. All information and Registration forms are on our website:

The Town of Sand Lake will be holding another Electronics Recycling Day tentatively set for April 22. More information to follow.

Rensselaer County has

Bring only yourself and your crafty mind as we make new crafts each month. For youth ages 11-17.

Poetry Workshop: “The Creative Fire of Folklore” with Susan Comninos – Sat, Mar 25 & Apr 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Main) Join the library for a two-week weekend workshop with published poet Susan Comninos. Comninos will discuss and employ techniques for incorporating elements of your family or community’s folklore into identity-based poems that can function as your own “origin stories.” RR

Storytime Learn and Play – Thur., Mar 23, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (Main) & Fri., Mar 24, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Lansingburgh) We will share stories, songs, movements and more! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Town of North Greenbush Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way! The Town of North Greenbush Youth and Recreation Committee is “hoppy” to announce Peter Cottontail is hoppin’ down the bunny trail right to North Greenbush for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. No fooling .... it will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 am at town hall, 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill.

Children should bring their baskets to collect all of

invited us to participate in another Household Hazardous Waste Day. Dates and times have not been set. We will be limiting the number of sign ups as we are charged for materials brought in. I will post more information as we get it. Please note that household paint should not be taken to the Hazardous Waste event. It can be brought to the Convenience Facility on Chamberlin Road free of charge. Check the Town’s website for materials accepted at the Convenience Facility.

As always, contact my office for more information: Barbara Hansen, Town Clerk 518-674-2026 Ext 122

Frear Park Old Timer’s Golf League

The Frear Park Old Timer’s Golf League is now accepting applications for membership. The League plays the back nine every Tuesday, at 0800, starting in late April.

A, B and C groups are available. Handicaps will be established or accepted

from the 2022 season. Open to all residents of the Capital District who are 65 years young. Call Bob at 518-4245045 or e-mail to

Register to Play Baseball with Twin Town Little League!

Registration for Twin Town Little League’s spring baseball season is closing soon. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be a part of our league! We offer Little League baseball programs for youth ages 4 through 16. Playing baseball is more than just a game - it’s a chance to stay active, make new friends, and learn important teamwork skills. Visit our website to signup!

The Second Battle of Gettysburg?

The Esquatak Historical Society invites you to a presentation on “The Second Battle of Gettysburg.” Join talented storyteller

those special treats. We will even have a surprise visit by the bunny who would love to say hi! We hope to have it outside as usual so dress appropriately (for rain we will be inside).

Please call Jessica Merola or Kelly Hoffman at the town supervisor’s office at (518) 283-5313, x5 with any questions. We hope to see you there for this wonderful holiday tradition with our great community.

Brunswick Historical Society Presents “The Gilded Age”

Kathryn Sheehan, Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian will present an illustrated lecture on how Troy’s 19th century architecture became an integral backdrop to the Julian Fellows HBO series “The Gilded Age”. Kathryn worked with the location scouts and production designer on locations throughout the city as well as providing information on how Troy appeared during the Gilded Age, who the major players were in the city at the time that represented “old” money and “new” money. Kathryn will also share some of the behind the scenes stories that happened during the filming for season one. This program will be held at the Brunswick Community Center on March 18, 2023 at 1PM. Any questions, please call our headquarters at 518-279-4024

and Esquatak favorite Ron Gabriele as he tells not of a forgotten Civil War battle, but of the monumental achievement and challenges of bringing 54,000 ageing veterans from every state in the Union back to the famous Pennsylvania battlefield to commemorate the military campaign 50 years later.

The presentation takes place on Friday, March 24, 7 pm at the Castleton Fire House, Green Avenue. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

We Want You!

Love exploring parklike, historic cemeteries?

The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery volunteer group is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Open House on March 26th from 1-3pm and March 30th from 5-7pm at the Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, 186 Oakwood Ave, Troy, NY 12180. Light refreshments will be served!

Learn about opportunities to get involved based on your interests and available time. Are you in-

terested in data entry and office work; grounds work or gardening; assisting with researching, writing, and conducting tours; helping with community outreach; or have another talent you can offer?

We want to hear from you. Let’s talk! 518-2727520.

Knights of Columbus

Lenten Fish Fry


Every Friday during Lent for lunch and dinner. Lunch hours 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dinner hours 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Menu: Fish Fry meal: $13.00. Includes Fish Fry, choice of two sides and sauces. Sides options: Mac salad / Cole slaw / French fries. Side of Sauce option: Tarter / Cocktail / BBQ / Ketchup.

Fish Fry only: $8. Chicken Tenders: $11. Includes french fries . KIDS Chicken Tenders : $7. Includes french fries. Phone in orders to (518) 471-0902 Knights of Columbus #267, 200 East St., Rensselaer

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