Around Troy 10.10.19

Local Benefits of the 2020 Census

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. Doreen Dan of our local Department of Commerce will be giving a brief presentation at the library outlining the benefits of obtaining a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census, and opportunities for local residents. This information session will be held Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00pm at the Troy Public Library. The library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy NY 12180.

Annual Gala for Unity House Domestic Violence Program Scheduled

“All that Glitters” is the theme of this year’s Annual Gala sponsored by The Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. This well-attended event is held in the fall of each year to bring attention to the sad reality of domestic violence but also to honor those who have so courageously overcome the challenges of such violence. The event this year is being held in honor of Liza, Nikki, Amber, Jamie, and Vanessa, each of whom was murdered by a domestic partner. The date is Saturday, October 19th, 2019. This year’s event will have a new venue: The Franklin Terrace, 126 Campbell Avenue, Troy. All begins at 6:00pm that evening: a reception and silent auction of very unique and creative items will be held during the course of the evening. The Mistress of Ceremonies is Trishna Begam. Following a sit-down dinner our guest speakers will offer their comments and this year’s Purple Ribbon Award for Courage will be presented. The evening will conclude with music by Wylder and our program will be especially honored with a guest appearance of Madison Vandenburg the recent third place winner of American Idol. A photo booth will be available for taking “glittery pictures” of our guests! For tickets and further information, contact Martha Lasher-Warner at (518) 928-8346. A pleasant yet informative evening is assured for all who attend and support this worthy cause.

Trinity Church Lansingburgh Harvest Bazaar On Sat Oct 19

Trinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Saturday, October 19 from 9 A.M until 2:30 P.M Hand-crafted items, including holiday decorations, will be available for purchase. Booths will offer baked goods, next-to-new items, a turkey raffle, silent auction, and basket raffles, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call 518-237-7831 or visit our website at http://www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org/.

Ladies of Charity Fashion Show

The Ladies of Charity, Troy Chapter, invite all to attend their annual Fashion Show to be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 7:00 PM at Franklin Terrace, Campbell Ave. Troy. This popular event features fashions from local stores. Opportunities to win great prizes will be had as well as desserts available. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will benefit the Rourke Center and other local charities. For tickets call: Peg Rosamilia, 518-421-8569, or Donna Seibert 518-441-9340 or MaryAnn Kehn, 518-273-0026

Table or Treat A Safe trick or treating

Melvin Roads is conducting a “Table or Treat”, like “trunk or treat” but indoors on Sunday October 27th, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM. A safe place for parents to take their children out “trick or Treating’ without heavy coats and flashlights. Inside “Hero’s Hall” sponsors will dress up, decorate a table and give out prepackaged items to the children. We are hoping to get between 25 to 50 sponsors. The post will provide Apple Cider & Apple Cider Doughnuts. A good time for all especially the very young and first-time trick or treaters.

Cyber Safety Workshop

The Internet has drastically changed the way that we interact with the world and it’s important that everyone understand what the cyber risks are and also know what to do to combat these threats. Staff from the New York State Office of Information Technology Services will be providing a great overview of the cyber threats as well and tips and tricks to maintain a safe & secure online life! This workshop will be held at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, October 30th, at 6:00 pm.

Ultimate Shopping Trip Fundraiser for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry in Troy.

The 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 1st and returns, Sunday, November 3rd.

Shopping includes American Candle, Kitchen Kettle, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, The Shops at Rockvale, Philadelphia Premium Outlets and optional trips to Tanger Outlets & Kozier’s Christmas Village. Accommodations are provided by Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet, complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.

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. Limited spaces available.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or Hope7.Board@nullgmail.com

Caves and Caverns of New York State

Join us Wednesday, November 6th, at 6:00 pm at the Troy Public Library when Bill Cotrofeld will speak about the caves of New York State, how they were formed, early explorers and caving equipment and safety, along with a video presentation.

Bill and two high school friends in Albany, NY became interested in cave exploring (commonly known as “spelunking”), after finding a book in the Albany Public Library titled “Underground Empire” by Clay Perry of Pittsfield, Mass. Using the cave information in the book they then turned to the New York State Museum Geology Bulletins for the areas mentioned to try and locate the caves themselves. They found two early NYSM publications that had entire chapters written on the caves in several areas of New York State. Together with USGS topographic maps and the NYS Museum information they were able to locate virtually all of the now famous caves in New York State. Next was a trip to the Army- Navy Store to purchase helmets, carbide lamps, boots, etc. For the next four years Bill and his buddies spent just about every free weekend exploring the caves in the Helderberg Mountains and Schoharie Valley.

In 1956 Bill joined the National Speleological Society (NSS), an International organization composed of people interested in the study of caves (speleology) and exploring caves. Bill received his Life Membership in the NSS at his 50-Year milestone , and is now approaching his 65-Year Membership.

This program is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy NY 12180.

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