Around Troy 04.11.19

Hope 7 Community Center 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania

Friday, Nov 1 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Call up a friend or family member and ask them to join you on the ultimate shopping trip to Pennsylvania this November! Friday, Nov 1st, the bus leaves at 6:15am from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms and makes stops at The Shoppes at American Candle in Bartonsville, Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market in Bird in Hand, and your final stop will be Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet. You’re on your own Friday night to do more shopping & have dinner. Saturday includes a complimentary breakfast at the hotel and more time at The Shops at Rockvale before you have the option to head out to Tanger Outlets and/or Kozier’s Christmas Village in Bernville (additional cost). Sunday also begins with a complimentary breakfast at the hotel before the bus leaves at 9am for Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Pottstown and arriving back in Latham at 9pm.

Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $225/person, Triple: $185/person, or Quad $165/person. The fee includes bus, hotel, and driver’s tip. Reserve your spot with a $75 deposit by April 30. Final Payment due by Sept 2nd. One bus only. First come basis. No refunds.

Send payment to Hope 7 Community Center, ATTN: Michelle Houser, 596 Pawling Ave, Troy, NY 12180. For more information, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or



Rensselaer Co. Board of Director’s Meeting

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will hold their Board of Director’s Meeting on Mon., May 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Education Room of their offices located at 61 State St., Troy, NY 12180. Phone 518-272-4210.


Jamaica Kincaid Talks and Shares Her Writing at HVCC

Writer, novelist, and professor, Jamaica Kincaid will speak and share her writing in a free program on Friday, April 12, at Hudson Valley Community College. No tickets or reservations are needed to attend this event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre on the Troy campus. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience.

Kincaid, who served as a staff writer for The New Yorker for nearly a decade, skillfully softens the boundary between poetry and prose in her books and novels that include “Annie John,” “Lucy,” “At the Bottom of the River” and “A Small Place.” She has carved out a unique and cherished place in the American literary landscape. Her latest novel, “See Now Then,” reveals a marriage in all its joys and agonies, examining the ways in which the passing of time affects the consciousness of her characters, a mother, father and their two children living in New England.

She began her academic career at Harvard University in 1991, holding joint appointments in the English and African American Studies departments, and is currently the Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence at Harvard.

Kincaid’s books will be available for sale and signing at the event, which is co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Program and English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department. Please call 518-629-8071 or email for more information.



4-H Junior Chefs Program

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Youth Development program recently completed a four- week cooking program for youth. This session had an international theme and the youth prepared food items from Mexico, Ireland, Africa and Italy. They also learned about some food customs from those countries.

The next 4-H Junior Chefs program will begin on Wednesday, May 8th. This session will meet on May 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This program is for youth eight years and older who like to cook, and for those who would like to learn how to cook. This session will concentrate on baking a variety of food items. The 4-H Junior Chefs will meet at the CCE office, located at 61 State St., Troy on the second floor. There is a $25.00 registration fee for 4-H members and $30.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, and registration will be limited. To register a youth, or for more information, please contact Eileen DePaula at 518-272-4210 or



Community Garage Sale

Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter Street, Troy) will be hosting a Community Garage Sale on June 1st from 9-2. So, as you do your spring cleaning, save the treasures you no longer need and plan to join us on the 1st. There is no cost to participate. Just bring a table and your treasures to sell.

Food and beverages will be available throughout the day. There is no charge for the food, but donations will be accepted and used to provide backpacks and school supplies for families in need in our community.

To reserve a space, or to get more information, please call the church office at 518-283-2420.



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