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A message from OUR TOWNE Dear Readers, May - a great month! The warm weather is finally here...we hope it stays! It’s been a tough 2011 “weather-wise” and “economy wise”. Our local businesses are holding on and the only way they can stay in business is for our readers to stop in. Their personal service far outweighs the big box stores and these local owners depend on your support to them going. Since our last edition there have been even more shops that have closed their doors and hopefully there won’t be any more! Looking on the brighter side, May is Mother’s Day and we are celebrating with pages of Woman Owned Businesses in Rensselaer County. Because there are so many we will be continuing the list in upcoming months. Enjoy the many events in Rensselaer County this month and enjoy the long awaited warm weather. Don’t forget... if you’d like to receive an email edition send us an email with “Subscribe” in the subject line and you will receive Our Towne before it’s even printed! Happy Mothers Day and Happy Memorial Day! See you in June! Look for us in the mail, at your favorite shop or restaurant, online or the newest...in your email. If you would like to be added to our email list to receive Our Towne each month, please email us at info@ourtownerensco.com Ginny, Linda, Debbie, Betsy, Sandy & Dino

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COVER STORY Although Trader Ed’s was not the original name for this building, the research on the history shows the building was erected in 1787 as a tavern, and has served that function for most of its existence. History shows on this site Gen. John Burgoyne and George Washington both stood, Herman Melville who wrote classic 19th century novels like “Moby Dick” visited there and “Legs” Diamond the 20th century gangster, reportedly hung out frequently whenever he was in town. Stop in for a feeling of history and enjoy great food! Located at 630 2nd Ave. in Lansingburgh

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Report from the Supervisor

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Town of East Greenbush I would like to thank the Finance Committee for the great job they are doing: Jim Breig, Heather Mowatt, Rob Feldman, Fred Nero, Conor Laverty, Pete Stenson, Maura Ryan and Sue Mangold. The latest meeting had Rensselaer County; IDA Head Bob Pasinella. Bob, as usual gave an informative talk on projects and procedures for economic growth. We look forward to the future, in working together for a better East Greenbush. I am pleased to report Ryan Silva and Linda Hillman have been working with us in forming a relationship for growth in East Greenbush. Ryan and Linda have been leading the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce for years. Their vision and experience will be vital for our continued growth; the ability of the Town, the Chamber and our Business Alliance to work in a positive direction will be very rewarding. I would like to thank our DPW. Dave VanWormer and the men did a great job under stressful conditions this winter. Major storms, infrastructure malfunctions and disabled plows only led to the stress level but in the end we all got through it. On a final note: Our Community Service Department is doing a SUPER job. After school bowling was a major success. Memorial Day Parade - Saturday, May 28th - 10 am

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Paul Czech, Esq. Paul Czech & Associates 518-203-1036 68 Indian Pipe Drive Wynantskill, NY 12198

www.paulczechlaw.com I read an interesting statistic the other day in one of the many online newsletters that I get on a daily basis. It had to do with law schools and people applying for admissions. It seems that this year applications are down about 11.5% from previous years. And the reason that folks are turning away from law schools has to do with how much money you can potentially make once you graduate and get admitted to the Bar. Apparently, being a lawyer is no longer considered a sure thing when it comes to earning a living, or at least the type of living that some students expect after clocking in their time in law school and getting their degree. I was very glad to hear this because, in my humble opinion, if you are going to law school to make tons of money when you get out then you have no business going to law school. There are easier ways to make the money you desire. And by easier I mean without having to put up with 3 years of the Socratic method, stress over grades and exams, more stress over finding a job, law professors, law students, etc. But most importantly, people’s legal concerns are way too important for you to think of them as an instant meal ticket. Isn’t this what people constantly complain about when they have to interact with attorneys? All they think about is money? And that’s wrong. I mean, yes, we all need to get paid. We all need to eat and take care of our families. But I’ve known for a long time that some people go to law school hoping to make themselves into the next Donald Trump or his equivalent. Mr. Trump, by the way, made his money in Real Estate and in casino gambling - not the practice of law. He also inherited a significant amount of money from his father who also made money in real estate. No one can ever deny that it takes money to make money. None of this should be news to anyone. When I went to law school oh so many years ago (I graduated and got admitted to the Bar in 1992) I found it to be, at first, a very frustrating experience. I was used to going to school to get an education so I was there to pursue all things intellectual related to the law. I was fascinated by the study of Constitutional Law and Contracts and Criminal Law and Torts, the basis of your first year of legal studies. I had studied filmmaking as an undergraduate (I have a B.A. from the School of Communications, Department of Radio/Television/Film) and I had worked in that industry for almost a decade before shifting gears and focusing on being a lawyer. So I was ready to learn and to embrace the study of law and eventually it’s practice. But I quickly learned that not all students felt the same way. I started noticing that some of the students were never in class and they were always dressed in suits and professional work attire when they did occasionally show up (attendance is not mandatory in law school, at least at the law school I went to). That’s because working is exactly what they were doing even though the school strictly prohibited students from working during their first year of study. When I brought this up to one of my professors, she quickly pointed out that law school is professional training and that it has very little to do with intellectual pursuit. Not exactly what I wanted to hear from the professor who was reviewing a paper I wrote for submission to one of the schools law review publications. Going out and practicing taught me many lessons as well. Maybe you can say it disillusioned me further. I learned that people choose lawyers when they need them by utilizing one of three methods. The first method is to go to someone in your family. Many people are

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related to a lawyer and they feel it is always safer to go to an uncle or an aunt or a cousin because they feel that in those situations they have the most control over their own legal situation. They also believe they can trust a family member over a stranger - the old blood is thicker than water mentality. If you’re not related to an attorney, you can usually find someone you know who has had interaction with a lawyer and you can ask them for a recommendation. This might not always work since your friend may have had tax issues and your concerns are related to medical malpractice. Yet folks feel comfortable knowing that their trusted friend had a good relationship with their attorney and that’s good enough for them. And, of course, the last method for finding an attorney is by watching television. If you’re not related to anyone and you don’t know someone who can make a recommendation, you are likely going to go with someone you see in a television advertisement. Do I really even have to discuss this any further? Just because someone has the money to pay for television ads and billboards doesn’t mean they will provide you with the best legal services. The fact is, those law firms that advertise are usually doing volume business which means they have lots and lots of cases so the chances of you getting personalized, individual attention are minimal. Once again the emphasis is on making money - those billboards and television ads have to get paid for somehow. I’m gonna bet that wanna be lawyers are getting turned off by the kinds of jobs they can get when they finish school as well. Some will make a lot of money because they were number one in their class or the graduated from an Ivy League law school or they had a connection (i.e. Mommy or Daddy is a judge or a big lawyer). But they’ll have to work for that money and their quality of life suffers tremendously. It is not uncommon for associates to work 12 hour days seven days a week. The pressure to make your billable hour requirement is immense since your performance in this area has a direct impact on your ability to move up in the firm or become a partner. If you can’t cut it you get cut. There are a lot of lawyers out there that are ready and willing to step into your spot. And since there are so many young lawyers out there to choose from, law firms get to pick and choose who they are going to use and abuse and for how long. And if you’re not Ivy League or first in your class or connected, you get abused in the same ways but you make far less money. And, as far as opening your own practice is concerned, it is not advisable to do something like that right out of school. You need to get some years of experience working with seasoned professionals before you can go out and adequately handle a clients legal issues while maintaining your own small business. Law school does not help you learn how to handle the business of practicing law - that’s something that you can only learn through experience. So if you’re looking for easy money practicing law, you’re looking in the wrong place. Fact is, I’m not sure what you can do that will easily make you rich but it’s not practicing law, I can tell you that. And if all you care about is making money, then give the clients a break and let them work with a real practitioner who is dedicated to resolving their issues and dealing with their legal concerns. In the mean time, I’ll keep checking my e-newsletters to see what degrees are becoming more popular. That 11.5% has to go somewhere.

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Rensselaer Public Library May Events The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on May 13 and 14. Books for sale will include hardcover and paperback fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. The Friends will also sell chances on prize baskets.

Kid’s Movie Night Wed. May 18 6:30-8. Refreshments served.

Making Ends Meet Wed. May 25 at 6:30 PM. Learn money management techniques with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Please call to sign up for this adult class.

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Woman-Owned Businesses of Averill Park Bonnie Wittman - Lakeview Inn In business since 1979. Enjoy serene lakeside dining. 189 Edgewood Drive Averill Park 674 3363 Lorraine Dickinson - Towne Tavern Celebrating over 6 years in business. Smoked meats and many other items prepared on premises. 2850 Route 43 Averill Park 674 3040 Valerie Balga - Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill -the wife and partner of Marty Balga, the namesake and patriarch of the Grill, President of the Sand Lake Business Association and owner of the gotoguide. net. 2930 Rt 43 Averill Park www. JustSayUncle.com 674-4080

OUR TOWNE Celebrates Women In Business! MaryAnne Stafford -Jose Malones celebrating over 5 years in business. Irish-Mexican Restaurant. 405 River Street, Troy 273 2196 Sybil R.Schwartzbach -MASSAGELicensed NYSLMT LMT#005453. With a private practice, and going into a Business with the On-Site Massage Chair to provide a “wellness day”. Gift certificates available. 12 Jordan Rd,Troy 432-8954

Women-Owned Businesses of Schodack/ Castleton

Woman-Owned Business of Brunswick Michele Mangione Wyanski - UPS Store Celebrating over 5 years in business, Full service ship, copy & more. Walmart Plaza 740 Hoosick Road Troy 270 0909

Judy Shultz -Bud’s Florist and Greenhouses –full service florist 1614 Route 9 Castleton, NY 732-7563 www.budsfloristandghses.com

Debra Penesso - Fantastic Sam’s – (See East Greenbush)

Women-Owned Businesses of Downtown Troy Rhe Potenza - Truly Rhe – a unique boutique with clothing, jewelry and more, One Broadway, Troy, NY, 273-1540, www. trulyrhe.com

Joyce Willson -The Art of Reiki 251 River Street, Troy, 12180 271-7802 www.theartofreike.com

Diane Lehmuller Hardy – DesignSense One day decorating & rearrangement 330-3454 www.designsensebydiane.com

Sharon Herr - Lotus Beads is a full service store supplying all your jewelry making needs at a very reasonable price. 68 S. Main St. Castleton 732-2157 www. lotusbeads.com

Women Owned Business of Nassau Robyn Diaz – Pigment a central art supply store 269 River Street, Troy, 720-0058, www.central-art.com

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Melissa Turner-Bulan -Smiles Ice Cream Soft Serve Ice Cream shop 3545 US Route 20, Nassau, (4 miles east of routes 9 &20) 701-4819


Women-Owned Businesses of Valatie Karen Legget – KJ’s Gymnastics Develop a child’s athletic ability in a safe & fun way. 3143 Route 9, Valatie 758-2554 www.kjsgymnastics.com

Women-Owned Businesses of East Greenbush Lynne Catelotti – Good Buy Books a bookworm’s treasure in Rensselaer County. And there is a wide array to choose from when you shop at this unique boutique of new and used books. 330 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer 479-BOOK (2665)

Debra Penesso - Fantastic Sams -Full Service Family Hair Care Salons 596 Columbia Tpk,E. Greenbush 479-4504 740 Hoosick St, Brunswick 271-8526

Becky Bell aka MiMi – Mimi’s Kid’s Club – Local Indoor Play Center 501 Columbia Tpke. E. Greenbush 701-1258 www.mimiskidsclub.com

Kim Edberg – Krafts by Kim Country Charm & Primitive Designs 395 Columbia Tpke., E. Greenbush 477-1274 www. kraftsbykim.com

Bridget Chandler Simply Accounting Bookkeeping Services Affordable, Professional Tax, Accounting & Bookkeeping Services 1676 Columbia Turnpike, E. Greenbush www.simplyaccounting¬bookkeepingsvcs.com

Terry Duncan & Lynn LaVoie-Stephens Discovery Place Learning Center, 749 Columbia Tpke, E.Greenbush. 479-1110. http://discoveryplaceny.com Visit us on line at www.ourtownerensco.com

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RENSSELAER COUNTY CHAMBER of COMMERCE The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping your business Market, Develop & Connect. Our mission is to provide programs, services, and benefits that save you money, expand your professional and personal skills, help you navigate business resources, and provide you with valuable networking forums. The more you use your membership, the more you’ll meet with opportunities for success! But, don’t just take my word for it: let’s hear what your fellow members are saying about the advantages of membership. “The Chamber has been an invaluable source of assistance for my business,” said Nicholas Porsia, owner of Spill’n The Beans Coffeehouse & Bistro. “They helped during my grand opening and ribbon-cutting and it went off without a hitch. Member Benefits Breakfasts are a convenient way to get information and to network with other businesses. And the Chamber’s also been great at referring the public to my doors. It really makes a difference.” “The Chamber team is on top of every detail at networking events to make the most of my time and money,” said Howard Gross, president of e-BizDocs, Inc. “I know I’ve chosen the right chamber.” “The Networking Series events are a top priority in my cluttered calendar; I always leave with a lead inmy pocket or a follow-up phone call to make,” said Theresa Zubretsky, project coordinator of the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition. “I can’t think of a more productive way to spend a lunch or breakfast hour. I get to deliver my organization’s message face to face to a significant number of area professionals, and have fun doing it.” Our members are finding out that we are Your Small Business Chamber, ready to make a difference in the bottom line of their business. “The inserts in the Chamber newsletter are an extremely cost-effective way to reach thousands of business prospects,” said Paula Stopera, president and CEO of CAP COM. “As a long-standing member, Alchar Printing has benefited significantly from the EnergyNext Savings program, saving hundreds of dollars annually,” said Denise Padula, owner. “The savings in this program alone offset the annual cost of Chamber membership. And being members has opened the door to networking, sponsorship opportunities, and savings programs that allow us to continually grow our company.” When it comes to education and training, our members turn to the Chamber for top-notch professional programs. “As a non-profit CEO, I rely on The Leadership Institute to help identify board leadership,” explained Chris Burke, CEO of Unity House. “As an employer, the program sharpens the abilities of our employees.” “We owe our beginnings to the SmartUp program and the professionals who opened up the world of entrepreneurship to us,” said Bill Film, coowner, Capital Region Inspection Services, Inc. “I highly recommend it to new and existing start-ups.” What can the Chamber do for you? To access any of these programs or services, call the Chamber today, or contact me directly at lhillman@ renscochamber.com.

Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events 111th Annual Dinner {with a twist} & Business Expo Thurs., May 12 Franklin Plaza Ballroom Downtown Troy 5:30 p.m. $110 per reservation - We’ve twisted the format to give you more time to Market, Develop & Connect. Eat what you want, when you want from our lavish food stations and network with business professionals from across the Tech Valley Region. Reserve your seat today! Featuring many local businesses at our Expo Showcase!

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The Alternative Board Workshop Thurs., June 2 The Chamber Office, 255 River Street in Troy 8 - 9:30 a.m. No cost to attend, but reservations requested. Please contact Ryan Silva at 274.7474 to RSVP. The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The Alternative Board (TAB) to provide our members with our newest member benefit, designed to assist businesses to grow and succeed. TAB is an internationally recognized firm which offers business owners, presidents, and CEO’s of small and medium sized businesses a proven path to success through coaching services and peer advisory boards. Members of the Chamber can now access the programs of TAB through its new chapter TAB NY Capital, and will receive a discount on all TAB programs and services.

June 7 Baseball Challenge: ValleyCat for a Day Tues., June 7, (rain date: Wed., June 8) The Joseph Bruno Stadium at Hudson Valley Community College 4pm Check-In & Locker Room; 5pm Batting Practice; 6pm Game; Post Game Reception $90 all-inclusive Player Packages include: .All access to Pro Locker Room .Game on the field ‘under the lights’ with full PA system & scoreboard.Custom Collectable Jersey & Hat Contact Kate Ollier, programs & communications manager, at 274.7474 to reserve your space today.

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Events Department of Health, will provide the appropriate rabies vaccination and booster shots to cats, dogs and ferrets, mandated under the New York State Department of Health. Pets must be secured with a leash or in a carrier, and owners must bring their pet’s most recent immunization certificate. Contact: Rensselaer County Department of Health at 270-2655.

Sat, May 7, (1 p.m. - N/A) Grafton Lakes State Park. Nest Watch Training - Find bird nests in your yard or neighborhood. Scientists need your help! Please pre-register for this free training. Contact: 279-1155.

Thurs, May 12 (6 - 8 p.m.) The Italian Community Center, 1450 Fifth Avenue, Troy. CYO Troy Youth Association, Inc. The 7th Annual William Pascarell, Person of the Year Celebration Honoring-The Honorable Michael R. McNaulty, Colleen Goldston and Danial Fumarola. The cost is $40 per person, $70 per couple. Contact: 274-2630. www.littleitalytroy.org

Sat, May 7 (N/A) Striped Bass Fishing Tournament: Each year a multitude of fishermen from around the world make their way to the City of Troy to fish for striped bass in the Hudson River. Fishing is from 7am - 4 pm. The boundaries are from the second set of power lines that cross the river south of the Menands Bridge to the Troy Federal Lock. Contact: City of Troy at 279-7130.

Sat, May 14, (10:30 a.m. - N/A) Master Gardeners with the Rensselaer County Division of the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be presenting three gardening workshops at the Lansingburgh Branch, 27 114th Street. Perennials for Sun and Shade, April 30; Watering 101, May 14 and Rock Gardening for Beginners, May 21. Contact: 235-5310.

Saty, May 7, (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.) The Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, 990 Hoosick Road will hold a Swiss Steak Supper. The church is located at the Intersection of Routes 7 and 142. Cost: Adults/$12 and children (512)/$5. Take-outs are available. Handicapped accessible. Contact: 279-3107.

Sun, May 15, (8 a.m. - 10 a.m.) 475 Dyken Pond Road Cropseyville, New York 12052 Birding Basics-This program is for folks who want to learn the beginning basics of birdwatching. Free. Contact: 658-2055. www. dykenpond.org

Sat, May 7, (11a.m. - 1 p.m.) Collar City Bridge Park (corner of 5th Ave. & Hoosick St.) Plant Swap, sponsored by the Uptown Initiative. Contact: Jeanette Nicholson at TRIP. The telephone number is 272-8289 x 213.

Wed May 18, 2011 (7 p.m. - N/A) The Grafton Historical Society will hold its May meeting at the Grafton Town Hall on May 18 at 7 PM. The Society will host Charles Ballard. Charlie is a life long resident of Poestenkill. He has been interested in Model T’s since a young boy. He is currently President of the Capital District Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America. He has a number of Model T’s in his collection. Including one that has been in his family since 1926 and a Model T snowmobile. Contact: Dorothy Surprise, historicgrafton@aol.com or at 6419660. www.graftonny.org/wordpress/historical

Sat, May 7, (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (3rd Avenue at 111th Street in Lansingburgh) will hold a Flea Market in Powers Park. Contact: Rev. Scheu at 235-2432. Sat, May 7, May 14 , May 21, May 28, June 4,(9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) 3rd Street between Fulton & Broadway and on Broadway between 4th Street and 2nd Street, Troy. Farmer’s Market-The lively downtown setting is complete with music, great food and activities to share with friends and family. It’s an easy way to enjoy Troy’s many shops, restaurants, historic and cultural sites! www.troymarket.org Tues, May 10, (5:30 p.m.) The First Reformed Church in Wynantskill continues to serve a FREE pasta dinner each Tuesday evening. Please feel welcome to join them for a good meal and warm fellowship any Tuesday evening. The Church is located on the corner of Church Street and Main Avenue in the village of Wynantskill. Contact: 283-4420. Wed, May 11, May 18 , May 25, June 01 (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.) On Broadway between 3rd and 4th Street, Troy. Farmers Market- Join them every Wednesday, where there will be several local farmers, specialty foods producers. www.troymarket.org Thurs, May 12, (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Brunswick Community Center, 18 Keyes Lane, Troy. Rensselaer County Rabies Vaccination Clinic 2011 Each of the eleven clinics will be staffed by representatives from the County

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Fri, May 20, (6 p.m. - N/A) Enjoy a Giffy’s BBQ dinner at Tamarac Plaza, across from Tamarac School on Route 2. Proceeds support the Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange. Contact: 366-1086. Sat, May 21, (10:30 a.m. - N/A) Master Gardeners with the Rensselaer County Division of the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be presenting gardening workshops at the Lansingburgh Branch, 27 114th St Watering 101, May 14 and Rock Gardening for Beginners, May 21. Contact: 2355310. Sat, May 21 (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.) 475 Dyken Pond Road, Cropseyville, Birding for 4-H Clubs-Open to all kids and families in 4-H. Pre -registration required $3/member includes materials fee. Contact: 658-2055. www.dykenpond.org Sat, May 21, (9 AM to 3 PM.) Grafton Lakes State Park. The Grafton Historical Society’s Cemetery Committee and the Grafton Lakes State Park are sponsoring a seminar on cemetery restoration. These seminars are hands on ... you will get dirty..... you will learn techniques in resetting stones, cleaning and adhesive repair. The presenter will be Joe Ferrannini of Grave Stone Matters


Community of Hoosick Falls, New York. The class is free but donations are welcome at your discretion. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Dorothy Surprise at 641-9660 or email the historical society at historicgrafton@aol.com with your name, address, email address, phone number and the number of persons attending. Sat, May 21, (8 a.m. - 10 a.m.) Enjoy Oakwood’s remarkable mix of birds as they return to the cemetery’s varied habitats for spring nesting. Clint Anglin, Naomi Jaffe, Heidi Klinowski and Dick Patrick will lead this annual tour. Spring Bird Walk - Oakwood is home to more than 70 species of birds. . Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. A few loaner binoculars may be available. $12.00 pp Contact: 272-7520. Sat, May 21, (1 p.m. - N/A) Grafton Lakes State Park. Treasure Hunt-Using map and compass, find the treasure hidden in the park. Course requires adult participation, but kids five and older will enjoy this adventurous activity. $3/participant. This is a popular program so please pre-register early by calling 279-1155. Sun, May 22, (11 a.m. - N/A) Community Event/Fundraiser Grafton Lakes State Park. Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis. Registration for this 1km fundraising walk begins at 11am. Contact: CFF at 783-7361. Sun, May 22, (2 p.m. - N/A) 475 Dyken Pond Road Cropseyville, Wildflowers-An easy walk to identify wildflowers and other spring plants of the Dyken Pond Center. Free. Contact: 658-2055. www. dykenpond.org Fri, May 27 (N/A) Camping and Day Use Open Weekends at Cherry Plain State Park. Open daily starting Friday, June 17 to Labor Day. For camping reservations. Swimming open 4th of July Weekend through Labor Day. Contact: 733-5400. www.reserveamerica.com Fri, May 27 (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Downtown, Troy. Troy Night Out is a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place the last Friday of EVERY month in downtown Troy from 5 - 9 PM. The event regularly draws over 1,000 people onto the streets of Troy, and attendees are able to enjoy over 30 art events, 15 music venues, and over 20 fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Jump on the Troy Trolley as it makes the rounds of the city, providing free transportation to all event attendees and stopping at major event destinations. The RPI Shuttle is available for RPI students only, providing transportation between campus and Monument Square every hour (during academic year only). Free parking is available on-street and in several city garages. www.troynightout.org Sat, May 28, (9 a.m. - N/A) Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorial Day Ecumenical Service. Join Oakwood Cemetery and the Veterans of Lansingburgh for their annual graveside Wreath Laying Ceremony, and the placement of flags on the gravesites of Veterans in the Soldiers’ Plot. Oakwood President Tom Maggs and fellow trustee Charles R. Johnson, Col. US Army Ret. will officiate. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. Contact: 2727520.

Events Mon, May 30, (N/A) Grafton Lakes State Park. Memorial Day Sand Sculpture Contest. Prizes for all participants and multiple age categories. Sign up at 12pm at Beach Nature Center and build until 2pm. Judging 2-3pm. Show your creativity and your skill with sand on Long Pond Beach! Contact 279-1155. Thurs, June 2 (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Poestenkill VFW, 25 Veterans Street, Poestenkill. Rensselaer County Rabies Vaccination Clinic 2011- which will take place at locations throughout Rensselaer County in 2011. Each of the eleven clinics will be staffed by representatives from the County Department of Health, who will provide the appropriate rabies vaccination and booster shots to cats, dogs and ferrets, mandated under the New York State Department of Health. Pets must be secured with a leash or in a carrier, and owners must bring their pet’s most recent immunization certificate. Contact: 270-2655. Thurs, June 02 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m) Community Event/Fundraiser American Legion in Wynantskill. 10th Annual Tribute to Jack Dwyer -Family Sytle Ziti Dinner-$35.00 per person. Fri, June 3, (9 a.m. - N/A) Community Event-Fundraiser Troy Boys & Girls Club 1700 7th Ave. Troy, NY 12180 Troy Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament –Joe Riley Memorial- Frear Park- including shotgun start, a round of 18 holes, cart, lunch and awards banquet with barbeque dinner. $125 pp or $400 foursome! Contact: 274-3781. Web Site: www.tbgc.org Sat, June 4, (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Sunday, June 05, 2011 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) Troy Masonic Hall, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY Civil War Encampment, Troy Masonic Hall- Visit the camps, talk to Union and Confederate troops and civilians and Mr. Lincoln. Listen to period music provided by the 77th NY Balladeers. Open and free to the public. Contact: Doug Hull, 518-663-7647 or the Hall, 518-273-0196. Sunday, June 5, (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Troy Masonic Hall, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY Civil War Encampment, Troy Masonic Hall- Visit the camps, talk to Union and Confederate troops and civilians and Mr. Lincoln. Listen to period music provided by the 77th NY Balladeers. Open and free to the public. Contact: Doug Hull, 518-663-7647 or the Hall, 518-273-0196. Sun, June 5, (2 p.m. - N/A) Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. Special Day-Special Time Victorian Boxed Lunch /Meet the Women of Oakwood; Costumed Interpreters at Gravesites! Join them for this special treat!! Come to the cemetery for a unique and oldfashioned day in the park. Go back in time as you stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery. Meet some of their famous residents; Betsy Hart, Emma Willard, Mary Warren and many more. Listen as they tell you about their former lives and why they picked Oakwood as their final resting place. Pre-order a box lunch All inclusive price of $25.00 includes Lunch, Cemetery Tour with Costumed Interpreters and a Guided Tour of the Chapel. Costumed Cemetery Tour alone will be $15.00. Children under 12 may go on Cemetery Tour for free. Rain date: June 12th.Contact: 274-8410

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3rd grade – Abigail Biancaniello 4th Grade – Motasam Al Shami, Isabelle Bollman, Max Brady, Izaek Bulibek, Sean Gillan, Catherine LaPorta, Olivia Mangione, Tino Rodriguez, Kieran Teator.

Kindergarten- Emily Camburn, Felina DeThomasis, Angelica Slingerland, Jessica Slingerland. 1st Grade – Ah’Mani Jones, Myo Pine 2nd Grade – Zwe Lay, Amani Nixon, Kassie Puchales, Francesca Van Bergen 3rd Grade- Savannah Snay 4th Grade- Max Brady, Matthew French, Sean Gillan, Thiri Htun, Hsar Roe, Dallas Williams 5th Grade- Madison Hall, Kenneth Kenyon, Zo Ko, Xavier Nixon, Todd Rider, Stephanie Williams. 6th Grade- Emma Cicchinelli, Moo Eh, K T Han, Zin Wai

5th Grade- Marcus Allert, Jolyanna Crespo,Michelle Dymond, Raymond Edwards, May Hlaing, Jonas Johnson, Kenneth Kenyon, Zo Ko, Destiny Lippitt, Xavier Nixon, Todd Rider, Siddhartha Sahai, Tyrese Smith, Nicholas Soler, Zarka Tahir, Adrionna Uusitalo.

Rensselaer City School District is proud to announce our third quarter Honor Roll. Principal’s List Grade 12: Shae’ Beaudoin, Kalan Judge, Ma Nada Khaing, Kathleen Kopaskie, Caelin Mooney, Tiffani Nye, Tiara Riebeling, Labeeb Vasquez. Grade 11: Ulzii Batdorj, Ryan Carney, Brigit Dominy, Suk Fahnestock, Rebecca Gardner, Jennifer Hayes, Alex Hilstro, Mo Win Htoo, Gabriella Johnson, Allyssa Kelly, Waeya Lin, Angela Nye, Jarrid Wilkinson. Grade 10: Ryan Boettcher, Sarah Brady, Rebekah Bushey, Katie D’Alessandro, Danielle Decker, Sienna Fahrenkopf, Thwe Thwe Hlaing, John Kenna, Courtney Reed, Elora Repula, Kayley Storms, Najah Vasquez, Garrett Wininger, Naw Paw Law Eh Zan. Grade 9: Aye Aye Aung, Michelle Cirillo, Rowan Goca, Steven Harwood III, Keila Judge, Tieara Karlquist, Emily Kopaskie, War War Kyaw, Chloe Leonard, Aye Aye Mar, Erika Mitchell, Kathleen Rodriguez, Anumeha Sinha, Ian Stewart, Raynika Wilcox.

Grade 8: Austin Casey, Joshua Cirillo, Gabrielle D’Alessandro, Alyssa Decker, Atoria Elem, Jonathan Hall, Emily Hemming, Pwint Hnin, Sydney Jerome, Krsna Jevons, Emily Kretzschmar, Aliyah Linnen, Ezra Neal, Kortnee Phillips, Gabrielle Pike, Brian Sousis, Jr., Marcus Woods, Min Yar Zar. Grade 7: Raven Bushey, Cheyenne Cronin, Marcella Davis, Mae Ann Fahnestock, Christopher Gil, Gabriel Grant, Tyler Harwood, Monica Hood, Zachary Katras, Kyle Miano, Malcomn Mohabir, Patrick Mooney, Anthony Moore, Jr., Keondre’ Nixon, Ciera Perez, Crystal Rafferty, Chelsey Reed, Christopher Spath, Gabriel Stephan.

Honor Roll Grade 12: Jason Brown, Connor burns, Rachael Bushey, Emily Dixon, Scott DuLong, Jr., Brittany Hughes, Thaddeus Katras, Ashley LaRose, Keith McElroy, Leslie McKay, Marissa Mendetta, SeanMichael Mendetta, Olivia Repula, Beonca Willett. Grade 11: Kelsie Burns, Kristie Burrell, Hi-Quavia Griffin, Daniel Howland, Morning Joy, Jesenia Perez, Jamie Sanchez, Kristyn Smith. Grade 10: Alyssa Bizzarro, Steven Camburn II, Quinn Doedema, Tristine Ellis, Gino Gigliotti, Cassandra Hemming, Destiny Hempstead, Keith Hughes, Jr., Elijah Hummel, Mary Kramer, Caitlyn LoPresti, Imani Perkins, Jacob Pratt, George Roberts, Jr., Andrew T. Spath, Ashley Stager, Tyler Stasack, Nicole Tomisman. Grade 9: Aajahle Edmunds, Zachary French, Tyisha Hector, Selena Medina, Karan Patel, Jared Radley, Gabrielle Raymond, Christopher Salvinski. Grade 8: Eternity Coons, Kurt donner, Dominique Hall, Olivia Knapp, Cheyenne Presti, Curtis Rodriguez, Omiyea Stanford. Grade 7: Daniel Albright, Htat Aung, Phil Balabala, Elizabeth Brooking, Jah-Mere Coles, Sean Davis, Jr., Tyler Edwards, Quinton Foust, Kya Lu Nee, Alexander Prusky, Jazmine Sousis, Kierra Wynn.

6th Grade – Allexus Billetts, Jordan Caywood, Isaiah Chajon, Je’Dan Citizen, Moo Law Eh, Mae Endres, K T Han, Sudarat Hormhuan, Joshua Kenna, Alexis Leonard, Tyrell Lester, Ethan Radley, Ciara Saure, Imanda Silver, Valerie Stephan, Mia Stewart, Zin Wai, Angelique Wellington, Hiluan Zi.

Merit Honor Roll – A’s and B’s 3rd Grade – Rafa Al Shami, Jada Boniface, Megan Carter, Skylar Cole, Quentin Eriole, Kennedee Grant, Gianna Harwood, Yatanar Htain, Heather Hughes, Andrew Kretzschmar, Eh Doh Kyi, Jordan Monroe, Ethan Patrick, Madison Platt, Hannah Schmick, Laura Snyder, Timothy Stark, Quinton Uusitalo, Jordan Van Wie, Adonis Woods. 4th Grade- Purevsuren Batdorj, Jayleigh Bellefeuille, Nathaniel Breedon, Michael Burdek, Jenna Downey, Sherraz Elshiekh, David Foust, Elijah Foust, Matthew French, Henry Goca, Blaine Goodell, Gianna Johnson, Julius Johnson, Justine Katras, Allison Knapp, Saba Mann, Ashley McFarland, Monica Par, Olaposi Peters,Maximus Phillips, Kaitlyn Salvinski, Stephen Sousis, Jy’Quan Stewart, Zarash Tahir, Joshua Touzin, Kira Weston, Aminah Wingfield. 5th Grade- Jade Beaulieu, Madison Berhaupt, Autumn Brown, Angelene Eriole, Justin Hollingshead, Ivan Jerome, Giovita Johnson, Za’Kariya Jones, Htat Lwin, Zachary Mackey, Bryan Mangual, Bryanna Mangual, Dashawn Nelson, Yasmine Noory, Sash Sahai. ISCOVERY 6th Grade- Jayda Ackerman, Dean Biancaniello, Dylan Biancaniello, Victoria Brothers, Davontae’ Brown-Forman, Annalise Burdick, Thomas Burgess, Emma Cicchinelli, Savannah Cronin, Destiny Haight, Kendreya Jackson, Selena Maurer, Guy Montgomery IV, Aidan Moore, Benjamin Neal, Ben Newton, Christie Sackett, Shawn Schmick, Mike Stammel, Caitlyn Stuto, Richard Tillman, Jalen Wilcox, Hein Zaw.

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS TOWN HALL-CLERK’S OFFICE Brunswick..................................................279-3461 X103 East Greenbush ............................................... 477-7145 North Greenbush ............................................... 283-4306 Rensselaer ....................................................... 462-4266 Schodack .................................................. 477-7590 Troy ......................................................... 270-4541 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ............................... 274-7020 Gas Emergency .................................... 1-800-982-2345 FIRE EMERGENCY .....................................................911 In East Greenbush .................................... 479-1212 FIRE DEPARTMENTS-NON EMERGENCY Brunswick............................................................911 East Greenbush-main number .......................... 479-4168 DeFreestville .............................................. 286-3612 Wynantskill ............................................... 286-5506 Rensselaer .................................................. 463-2883 Schodack ................................................... 477-4215 Clinton Heights Fire Dept. ........................ 465-3990 Best Luther non-emergency ............................. 283-5641 Troy ................................................................ 270-4471 HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Brunswick..................................................279-3461 X117 East Greenbush ..............................................477-6103 North Greenbush .............................................283-3921 Rensselaer ................................................462-5515 Schodack ..................................................766-4000 Troy ......................................................... 270-4579 LIBRARY Brunswick...................................................279-4023 East Greenbush ............................................. 477-7476 North Greenbush .......................................... 283-0303 Rensselaer ................................................. 462-1193 Schodack .................................... 766-2715 (Nassau) Troy ................................. 235-5310/274-1822/274-7071 POISON CENTER ...................................1-800-336-6997 POST OFFICES Brunswick/Cropseyville...................................279-1220 East Greenbush .............................................477-5212 Wynantskill ..............................................283-5678 Rensselaer ................................................449-5012 Schodack ..................................................732-2017 Troy .........................................................272-7300 POLICE EMERGENCY ............. 911 IN EAST GREENBUSH ...................................... 479-1212 POLICE NON-EMERGENCY NYS Troopers at Brunswick............................ 279-4426 East Greenbush ............................................ 479-2525 North Greenbush- main number .................... 283-5323 Rensselaer ................................................. 462-7451 Schodack .................................................. 477-8077 Troy ......................................................... 270-4411 SCHOOL DISTRICTS Brittonkill School District....................................279-4600 East Greenbush ............................................. 477-2755 North Greenbush ............................................ 283-6748 Rensselaer .................................................. 465-6871 Schodack .................................................. 732-2124 Troy ......................................................... 271-5200

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Theatre: Circle Theatre Players presents Hart’s Tavern, a world premier musical written by local playwright/musician Diane Doring. Directed by Cheryl Charbonneau the production opens June 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 8pm and June 5 & 12 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $16 , under 18-$10, and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or www.slca-ctp.org. There is plenty of free parking. Sundays at the Center presents a photography workshop with Jim Craner on Sunday, May 1 at 1:30pm. Nature, wildlife and travel photographer Jim Craner returns to SLCA with a second digital photography workshop. Jim will illustrate his talk with his own photographs, give instruction, and take questions. $5 pp, ages 12 and up. The Gallery presents the monotypes of Yvonne Welch from April 1 - May 15. A free and open to the public artist reception will be on Sunday, April 10 from 1 - 3pm. Gallery hours Wed. & Fri. 1012pm and Sundays 1-3pm. Music: Squire Jacob Concert Series presents Sparky and Rhonda Rucker on April 23 at 8pm. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, slave songs, Appalachian music, spirituals, ballads, work songs, Civil War music, cowboy music, railroad songs, and a few of their own original compositions. Tickets are $16, 18 and under $10. Summer Youth Programs: Classes are open for registration and offerings include Creative Movement, Building Blocks of Music, Filmmaking, Hip Hop and Zumba, and Creative Clay. Youth Theatre Players, open to ages 9 - 12 will present the world premier performances of ‘A Not So Grimm Tale’, written by Sue Frost and Val Kavanaugh. Visit www.slca-ctp.org to register.

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