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Yes! Spring/Summer Car Care Special Edition Inside INSIDE  Fishing season kicks off today  History Fair Saturday in Greenwich at the high school THESE MONEY SAVING INSERTS INSIDE!

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We've got lots of good paying job opportunities from the area's best employers inside our classifieds.

$1,200 Dining Out Giveaway! Luisa Bacchiani and Rich Schulz (l) of Ma & Pa's Place in Granville and Shea Imhof of the Cambridge Hotel invite you to enter this month's giant Discover Washington County Dining Out giveaway. One lucky person will win $100 dining gift certificates at 12 Washington County restaurants! Don't delay....details and official entry form below... good luck.


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Douglas Gladstone, author of "A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How Major League Baseball and the Player's Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve," will speak in Cambridge on Sunday about his book. See details inside.

The owner of Schuyler Sweets, Bob Stickle, is having a "guess the jelly bean" contest. The object is to guess all the jelly beans in the basket and you have the opportunity to win not only all the jelly beans but the Bunny Rabbit, too. The contest drawing will be April 23rd. He's also offering people to "create your own Easter basket" with several basket choice options. His phone number is 695-4171 and address is 123 Broad Street in Schuylerville.



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It's our most delicious (and exciting) giveaway ever and it will have you enjoying some of the finest Washington County eateries for months to come. One lucky winner will enjoy $100 gift certificates at 12 of Washington County's most enjoyable eateries, including the Roma Restaurant, Smokin on the Water Restaurant, Albie's Restaurant, The Forum, the Cambridge Hotel, Ma & Pa's Place, Bernardo's Sports Bar, Manley's Route 4 Restaurant, the Salem Tavern, the Ice Cream Man, the Burger Den Restaurant and AJ's Fine Foods & Spirits Restaurant & Pub!'ll just imagine the fun you'll be having dining out every weekend for 12 weeks and every time at a different (and delicious) Washington County restaurant. It's all in this month's giveaway...don't delay...enter today!

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NEW YORK The Washington County Fair is accepting applications for 10 $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to current state of New York high school seniors or students enrolled in college. Qualifying students must be active at the Washington County Fair or with the New York State Showpeople’s Assn. The application deadline is Friday, April 8. Applications: Information: 518-692-2464.

GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Auxiliary is accepting reservations for its Trip to Boston on Saturday, May 7. The bus will leave at 6 a.m. and return at 11 p.m. Cost: $50 by April 1; higher thereafter. Information/reservations: Kim Strainer at 3616994. u

Fishing Season NEW YORK STATE Fishing conditions remain less than ideal on the eve of the New York State Trout Fishing Season. According to officials from the state Department of

Environmental Conservation, this winter’s heavy snowfall has resulted in higher and cooler water conditions on local streams and rivers. “All the waters are a little bit higher than I would like to see on opening day,” said Phil Hulbert, DEC Fisheries Bureau Chief. The New York state freshwater fishing season kicks off on Friday, April 1 with the opening of the trout and salmon season. Although most streams remain higher than what is preferred on opening day, Hulbert said last week that he thought most streams would be fishable. “If we don’t get any rain between now and then, stream levels will be fishable.” He said the bigger problem was water temperature. Because CONTINUED


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of this winter’s high snowfall totals and cooler temperatures over the past week, water temperatures remain rather low. “When the water is really cold, the fish aren’t as active or aggressive,” he said. “When it’s in the high 30’s, they are a little less active.” Those temperatures have also impacted the DEC’s effort to stock fish. According to DEC Region 5 fishery biologist, Emily Zollweg, plans to stock fish in some of the area’s streams has already been put on hold. “They been moved to next week,” she said. She said they prefer to stock fish in waters that are within five degrees of hatchery temperatures. Although the DEC maintains hatcheries at a number of different temperatures, all of them are well below current water temperatures. The problem is made worse by staff shortages. “From a staffing perspective, it will be a pretty challenging spring to get the fish delivered in the time window we have with the number of people that we have,” said Hulbert. Zollweg said that they typically mix water from the stream with water in the trucks when they stock fish to help them acclimate to the temperatures, but with the staff shortages and colder than normal temperatures, most of those efforts will be abandoned because of time constraints. Once they do get around to stocking fish, numbers are

expected to be similar to last year’s rates (a detail list is available on the DEC’s website). The less-than-ideal conditions have done little to temper the enthusiasm of local anglers, however. According to bait shop owner Hank Neddo, a lot of people have been in his shop talking about the trout season. “They’re starting to get excited,” he said. Zollweg suggested that anglers start on some of the smaller creeks that aren’t running as high. “It will be better brook trout fishing that brown trout,” she said. The Mettowee River in Whitehall and Granville, Coy Brook in Herbon and the Battenkill is Southern Washington County also tend to be listed as a good place to catch trout, as are many local ponds when the ice recedes. “It’s typically really good fishing at ice out as the fish emerge into light and begin to look for food,” Zollweg said. DEC officials are also encouraging anglers to wash any equipment or clothing that comes in contact with stream beds before moving to other bodies of water to help prevent the spread of invasive species and diseases like didymo. This is especially important in the Battenkill where didymo has been discovered. “Anglers should be more attentive in inadvertently moving things around,” said Hulbert. “It’s become part of standard practice to clean off equipment.” He also encourages people to use extra caution around local rivers and streams and to limit

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wading early in the season unless you are experienced. Anglers 16 years of age and older must have a NYS fishing license and are required to follow all state and local fishing regulations. An adult fishing license costs $29. For more information, visit www.dec.ny. com. u

Benefit Auction ARGYLE The Argyle Central School Class of 2014 will host an Auction Fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at the school. Over 90 items, all of which have been donated by local businesses, will be auctioned. Proceeds from the event will benefit the class. u


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VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 and its Ladies Auxiliary are accepting applications for annual scholarships to be awarded to one Hoosic Valley senior male, one Hoosic Valley senior female, and a Hoosick Falls senior girl. Applications are available in the school guidance offices and the deadline to apply is May 2. u

QUEENSBURY Tickets are available at $19.99 each for the Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Battenkill Kitchen, Inc. Information/tickets: 518-854-3032, or e-mail u CONTINUED

Granville Painting GRANVILLE A beautiful painting by Brian Sweetland depicting downtown Granville, including the recently rededicated World War II veterans’ clock, is being raffled by the Pember Library and Museum’s First Fridays series. Cost: $5 per ticket, or five for $20. Tickets will be available at each First Friday event that runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pember, 33 W. Main Street in Granville, and from Pember trustees. Information: 518-642-2525. u

The Indian Head Village Association Inc. in Salem, is seeking bids for our annual snow plowing and road maintenance contract. Interested parties may contact Helen Potter at 854-9680 for more information.

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Lenten Lunches

GRANVILLE An ecumenical Lenten Luncheon and Prayer Service will be held at noon on Friday, April 1, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Granville. Noon luncheons, all sponsored by the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council, will follow on April 8 at the Granville Baptist Church, and April 15 at the Bethel-Peniel Presbyterian Church in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. u

Scouts Staff Store HOOSICK FALLS Girl Scouts from Service Unit 155 will staff the Thrift Store at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Floor 2, on Main Street in Hoosick Falls, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 2. Proceeds will benefit the scouts and the store. Information: Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942, or e-mail u

Fish Fry CAMBRIDGE A Lenten Fish Fry will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8. Everyone will be welcome and this meal will be served each Friday during Lent. Information: 677-2757. u


Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32 in Victory Mills invites everyone to a Fish Fry Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1. Takeouts will be available. Fried fish, clam strips, and chicken tenders will be offered. Cost: $7. This dinner will be held every Friday through April 15. u

Auction Benefit ARGYLE The Argyle School, class of 2014, will hold a Fundraising Auction on Friday, April 1, in the school cafeteria. Previewing will begin at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m. Items will include gift cards and baskets, tools, a mountain bike, handmade items, and more. There’ll be refreshments and music, too. Information: Maureen Gannon at 638-8243. u

Exhibit Opening GRANVILLE An opening reception will be held for a new exhibit, “Words to Stone: The Carved Lettering of Kerry O. Furlani,” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-1417, or e-mail u

Our Town CAMBRIDGE Thornton Wilder’s timeless drama of American small-town life, “Our Town,” will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday April 3, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Cost: $25; $22 members; $15 students and

children. Information/tickets: 518-677-2495, or

Saturday2 History Fair

GREENWICH The history of Washington County will be the focus of a “We Grow History” Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Greenwich High School on Woodlawn Avenue in Greenwich. The second annual event features a number of historical exhibits and activities for people of all ages. The event is sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society and admission is free of charge. Although the event will feature a variety of different exhibits, there is a focus on the Underground Railroad in Washington County. Debi Craig, president of the Washington County Historical Society and Claudia Blacker will present a puppet show entitled “Follow the Drinking Gourd” about the Underground Railroad. The presentation will prepare children for a walking tour of the Underground Railroad sites in the Village of Greenwich, which is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. According to representatives from the historical society, Greenwich was a hotbed for anti-slavery rhetoric during the 1800’s. Several noted abolitionists, such as Frederick Douglas

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and Sojourner Truth, spoke against slavery in the area. The walk will begin in Mowry Park and takes approximately one and a half hours to complete. The walk will include more than 15 Underground Railroad sites within the village. For those who would rather stay in one place, the NorthStar Historical Project will have an Underground Railroad exhibit on display in the gym that covers the history of the railroad from Albany to Canada. Other events include “Creating Historical Journey’s in Washington County,” “Open Hearth Cooking” with Sally Brillon, colonial games for children, a presentation on “Historic Slate Roofs in Washington County,” and discussions by local authors. Author Teri Gay will discuss her book “Strength Without Compromise, Womanly Influence and Political Identity in Turn of the Twentieth Century Rural Upstate New York,” and Putnam Laselle, will discuss her book “Letters to Lura, 1850’s Life, Death and Publishing and the Jane McCrea Story.” The history of local communities will also be on display. Several historical societies will display exhibit detailing the history of their communities. The towns on display include: Argyle, Greenwich, Easton, Hampton, Hartford, Hebron, Cambridge, White Creek, Whitehall and Fort Ann. There will also be a variety of snacks and refreshments available for purchase. The Washington County Historical Society is an educational organization dedicated to engaging diverse audiences in the study and application of the collective heritage of Washington County and its environ.

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AJ’s Restaurant and Pub 73 Quaker Street, Granville, NY • (518) 642-3237

Bernardo’s Restaurant and Sports Grill 52 Church Street, Granville, NY • (518) 642-9871

Manley’s Route 4 Restaurant Rte 4 Kingsbury, NY • (518) 747-0023

The Cambridge Hotel 4 West Main St. Cambridge, NY • (518) 677-5626

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MS Support SALEM An MS Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the United Methodist Church, 29 W. Broadway in Salem. u

Brahms Concert CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall Projects will present a Music from Salem chamber music concert, “The German and Dutch Brahms,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. Featured will be Lila Brown on viola and Mihae Lee on piano. Cost: Pay what you wish/$20 suggested. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at 518-677-2495, or www. u

Kaffeehaus, More CAMBRIDGE Music from Salem invites everyone to a Musical Viennese Kaffeehaus at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Rice Mansion Inn in Cambridge. During this event, Lila Brown and graduate students from the Boston Conservatory will sight-read viola duets and canons by Telemann and others. Cost: $25. Information/reservations: 518232-2347. u

Lasagna Dinner SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church invites everyone to a Lasagna Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the church, 48 Pearl Street in Schuylerville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: 8 adults; $4 younger than 10. Reservations are requested but walk-ins will be welcome. Reservations: 693-6527. Information: 695-3479. u

Turkey Dinner HARTFORD The United Methodist Church at 47 Route 23 in Hartford invites everyone to a Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. There also will be a food sale during this dinner. u


Visit an Amish Farm, Amish Quilt & Craft Shop • Chocolate World Tour, Hershey, PA Dinner at “The Good and Plenty Restaurant” • Tour Guide takes us on some points of our trip Accommodations: Eden Resort & Suites, Lancaster, PA NS IO RESERVAT ASAP! Price per person: Double $320, Triple $305, Quad $295, Single $375

Albie’s Restaurant & Lounge 2551 State Route 22, Cambridge, NY • (518)677- 7066

The Burger Den Restaurant 2869 State Route 22, Cambridge, NY • (518)677-5781

The Salem Tavern 219 Main St. Salem, NY • (518) 854-3802

The Granville Forum 47 E. Potter Ave. Granville, NY • (518)642-0629

The Ice Cream Man Route 29, East of Washington Co Fairgrounds, Greenwich, NY • (518)692-8382



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Guess the number of Jelly Beans and WIN BUNNY & ALL THE BEANS!

Drawing is April 23rd

SCHUYLER SWEETS CHOCOLATES 123 Broad Street Schuylerville, NY 518-695-4171 Closed Mondays

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Church of Greenwich at 37 Salem Street invites everyone to a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on Saturday, April 2. Takeouts will be available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and a sit-down dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost: $9 adults; $4.50 children. u

Meet Artists SARATOGA SPRINGS A discussion with artists Jennifer Hunold and Jason Paradis will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at The Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. And, from 6 to 8 p.m., there’ll be an opening reception for their exhibit, “the visual dynamic,” that will run through May 28. Information: 518-584-4132. u

Turkey Dinner CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Valley Lodge 481, Free and Accepted Masons, and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 147, invite everyone to a Welcome Back Spring Turkey Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. You’ll find this event at the Masonic Building, Six Old Cambridge Road in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 age 9 and younger. Information/tickets: Tim Grogan at 518-692-9672, or the club members. u

The Sound of Music GRANVILLE The high school Drama Club invites everyone to its final performance of “The Sound of Music,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, in the auditorium at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Information: Barbara Chellis at 499-1295.


Bus Trip

WHITEHALL Sunday, May 1 is the deadline to register for a Bus Trip to see Will and Anthony Nunziata perform at Feinstein’s Dinner Theater at the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue in New York City. The actual trip will be held on Saturday, July 23 and the cost to attend is $105, which includes bus fare a ticket to the performance. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to call




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Cheryl Putorti at 499-2812 or stop by Putorti’s Market in Whitehall. u

Pancake Breakfast JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 3. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12. Information: 753-9549. u

Pancake Breakfast VALLEY FALLS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/ French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $6 adults; $3 ages 5 to 12. Information: 753-7708. u

Breakfast Buffet CAMBRIDGE An all-you-caneat Breakfast Buffet will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, at American Legion Post 634, 210 Route 22 in Cambridge. This breakfast is served on the first Sunday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome. u

Country Dance SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the

Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. A meeting will precede the dance from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and there’ll be a buffet at 3 p.m. (bring a dish to share). Information: Floyd at 747-6687. u

Baseball Discussion CAMBRIDGE April has arrived which means the return of trout fishing, mud season, and America’s pastime. Several days after the first pitch is thrown to open the 20ll campaign, Hubbard Hall, in collaboration with Battenkill Books and Open Studios of Washington County, will host a Curiosity Forum event, “A Bitter Cup of Coffee,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at the Freight Depot Theater in Cambridge. The event will feature a discussion with Douglas J. Gladstone, author of “A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB and the Player’s Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve.” Gladstone will discuss his book, which examines the compelling true story of a group of former big league players denied pensions as a result of the failure of both the league and the union to retroactively amend the vesting requirement change that granted instant pension eligibility in 1980. This painstakingly researched book examines the plight of 874 Major League Baseball players who played between 1947 and 1979, all with brief trials in the majors. Since 1980, Major League Baseball players have needed one day of service credit

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for health benefits and 43 days of service credit to be eligible for a retirement allowance, but those former ballplayers who played during the 1947-1979 seasons were not included and received no pensions for there service. In his book, Gladstone asks his readers to examine our relationship with sports and its heroes. The Curiosity Forum includes lectures, slide presentations, documentary film screenings, book signings & meet-theauthor events, demonstrations/ workshops, and interactive artist events & performances. Besides Gladstone’s discussion, other events include “Grow from the Good Life” with Michele Owens at 4 p.m. on April 17, an appearance by author Julia Spencer-Fleming at 6:30 p.m. on April 29, and Holly McNeil on Fundamentals of English Riding at 7 p.m. on May 6. All events are free and open to the public, although donations are greatly appreciated. For information on these events, or any other activities at

Hubbard Hall, visit or call 677-2495. u

After-Prom Benefit BENNINGTON/HOOSICK FALLS Chili’s Grill and Bar Restaurant in Bennington will donate 10 percent of sales from patrons who bring in an ADAPT flyer from 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 and May 1, to ADAPT for the after-prom party of the Hoosick Falls Central School class of 2012. And, McDonalds on Route 22 in Hoosick Falls will donate a percentage to ADAPT on sales from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Flyers are available at 518-686-4684, or e-mail

Monday4 Photo Scanning SCHUYLERVILLE A Photo Scanning Session will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Get your old photos of the Schuylerville area scanned and archived with the town, and receive a photo CD. Free and open to all. u

Vermont Wind, Solar BENNINGTON Steven Letendre, Green Mountain College environmental studies director, will speak on “Opportunities and Challenges: Developing Vermont’s Wind and Solar Energy Potential” at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, April 4. You’ll find this free event that’s open to all in the East Academic Center, Room 2, at Bennington College.

Family Supper GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 invites everyone to a Family Night Supper at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 4. Community and church members’ April birthdays will be celebrated at this event and you are asked to bring a dish to share. Information: Joan at 6429510. u

Knitting Class SALEM Jane Gibson will lead a “Zig Zag Scarf !” knitting class from 6:45 to 9 p.m. on four Mondays, April 4 through 25, at the Historic Salem Courthouse. Yarn that “flows one color slow-

ly into another” will be used. Information/registration: 518854-7053, or u

International Law BENNINGTON Jonathan Pitcher, a Bennington College faculty member, will lead a discussion on “International Law and Racial Equality” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in the Barn, Room 100, at Bennington College. Free and open to all. u

Legion Bingo CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 4. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069. Tuesday April 5

Women’s Health CAMBRIDGE/GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the Baptist Church on Quaker Street in Granville, and Wednesday, April 6, at the

Brieman Building in Cambridge. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460. u

Gourmet Lunch BENNINGTON A gourmet Soup and Salad Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Curves of Bennington. Cost: $7, with proceeds benefiting the American Lung Association’s Monument Climb. Information/reservations: 802-442-0600. u

Celiac-Sprue Support GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Area Celiac-Sprue Support Group for gluten intolerance will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, in Auditorium A on the lower level of Glens Falls Hospital. Marianne Romano, a registered dietician and nutrition consultant, will speak on “Healthy Eating the GF Way: What can I eat to add more nutrition to my diet?” Gluten-free snacks will be served. Information: Jean McLelian at 518-584-6702, or the hospital’s Nutrition Center at 518-926-2615. CONTINUED

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Wednesday6 Seniors’ Potluck

SCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Saratoga Seniors group will host a Potluck Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, April 6, at the Schuylerville Town Hall. Also, ask Roberta Hewitt about the 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course that will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 16 and 17. Course cost: $14; $12 AARP members.

Thursday7 Bag Sale

HOOSICK FALLS The Thrift Shop at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls will hold a Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. Fill a bag with clothing for only $3. Coats will be available for free, and the shop has a household goods department. u

Art of Interviewing GREENWICH Radio talk show host Joe Donahue will present a free program titled, “The Art of Interviewing Revealed,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Hedbring Community Room at the Greenwich Free Library. Information: Tracy Frisch at 518-692-8242, or Library Director Becky Wright at 692-7157, e-mail


Tour of the Battenkill CAMBRIDGE One of America’s largest and toughest one-day cycling events returns to southern Washington County next weekend. The Tour of the Battenkill will be held over the course of three days, Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10 in and around the community of Cambridge. The race, which has been dubbed “America’s Queen of the Classics,” is a 64 mile race throughout portions of southern Washington County. The race is a unique event on both the regional scale, and within the cycling world. The course consists of both paved and dirt road surfaces. “What make’s the race so unique is the dirt roads and the landscape. There’s covered bridges and open country side,” race director Dieter Drake said. “It’s also very early compared to other races so you have the added element of the weather. It could be snowing or it could be 85 degrees.” This year’s race will feature three different distances depending on the category. Amateur competitors will try and complete the 64 mile loop, while more advanced cyclists will complete 82 and 100 mile loops. Drake has also made some changes to this year’s course. “About 10 or 11 miles right in the middle of the course, right around mile 30 are different. There was some road construction in Greenwich we had to avoid. There will be two more

dirt sections and a few more hills,” he said. “It should actually make it more difficult and interesting.” According to Drake, the scope of the event has grown for 2011 with an expanded schedule of events and the largest field of competitors to date. “We’ve got around 2,000 people signed up already and are expecting between 2,500 and 3,000 racers to participate,” Drake said. The event is scheduled to begin on Friday evening with the Ride with the Pros for Kids and Families at 4 p.m. and the Cambridge Twilight Criterium from 6 to 9 p.m. The Criterium is a brand new addition to the event and features a limited field of professional cyclists who will race through downtown Cambridge in an effort to raise funds for regional Public Safety Departments. Saturday’s events include a Mini Kids Tour of Cambridge from 10 to 11 a.m. The race, which is sponsored by the Cambridge Lions Club, is intended for children under the age of 10 and will be staged on closed streets within the village of Cambridge. Medals and awards will be given out to all participants. Later in the day, organizers will hold another new event, the Cycle for Health Bike Marathon. Open to both recreational and competitive riders, the event will include rides of 15 and 64 miles. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cycle for Health, Inc., a new not-for-profit organization that is fighting childhood obesity, diabetes and weighrelated illness. Sunday features the main event, the Pro/Am race. The race features several professional teams and a bevy of amateur riders. “Everyone runs the same course. Amateurs ride the same course as professional riders so everyone can really compare their times,” Drake said. When it comes to watching the race, spectators can pick nearly any point along the course, however, some of the best spots are villages where the spectators can enjoy the race and take advantage of some of the activities and resources within each community. “Any of the towns are great,” Drake said. “Outside of the towns, there’s Juniper Swamp Road in Salem. It’s the toughest climb in the race and it’s on a dirt road.” Meeting House Road in Easton has been cited as one of the most popular locations to watch the race, which finishes in Cambridge near the Green Bridge. “That’s also a good spot. It’s very open and scenic and you can see the racers from two or three miles away.” Of course you could always watch from the finish line as well. Drake said the finish line has been moved closed to the Bike Expo so spectators can enjoy all the vendors while watching participants finish. Additional details, including course maps, can be found at “The landscape, the covered bridges, the weather; it’s the whole package of things that makes it interesting for families and participants,” Drake said. u

Women’s Softball GREENWICH Registrations

are being accepted for a Women’s Softball League that will start on Tuesday, May 3, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge softball field on Route 40 in Greenwich. Games will start at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. Information/ registration: 518-281-2828. u

SUNY Open House QUEENSBURY SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Enrollment Management will host an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 8, in the gymnasium on its Bay Road campus in Queensbury. Handson demonstrations and interactive presentations will be featured. Free and open to high school students and the general public. Reservations are recommended at 518-743-2264. u

Lenten Lunches GRANVILLE An ecumenical Lenten Luncheon and Prayer Service will be held at noon on Friday, April 8, at the Granville Baptist Church. Another noon luncheon, also sponsored by the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council, will follow on April 15 at the Bethel-Peniel Presbyterian Church in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. u

Legion Supper SCHAGHTICOKE The Charles Waldron American Legion Auxiliary 731 will serve a Friday Night Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 8 at American Legion Post 731, 181 Lower Main St. in Schaghticoke. Cost: $8. This supper is served each Friday with few exceptions.

Information: 518-753-4188. u

Pizza at Elks GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061. u

Godspell GREENWICH The Christ the King Theater Ensemble will stage “GODSPELL, the musical” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road in Greenwich. Information/tickets: 518-6929550. u

Salem’s Mojo SALEM The Footlighters will stage the lighthearted spoof, “Who Stole Salem’s Mojo?” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Cost: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and younger than 18. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053, or u

Free Concert NORTH EASTON The Easton Library will present Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys with an “Americana roots music” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Burton Hall on Route 40 in North Easton. Free and open to all.

Saturday9 Church Breakfasts GRANVILLE The ladies of the South Granville Congregational Church will meet for a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at AJ’s Restaurant in Granville. And from 8 to 9 a.m. that day, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at the church on Route 149. All community men and women will be welcome. Information: Joan at 642-9510.

Horse Symposium BALLSTON SPA The 20th Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 9, at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road in Ballston Spa. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and workshops will be held throughout the day, the first at 9 a.m. and the last beginning at 3:15 p.m. Cost: $20; $7.50 4-H members. Lunch will be available for purchase. Information: Sharon LaPier at 518-885-8995, or e-mail stl32@, or www.cceequine. org. u

Driving Course HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street. Ask about taking points off your driver’s license and a reduction in insurance costs. Information/ registration: Marla Nowak at 518-686-4854.

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