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Community 03.28.19

April meeting of the Grafton Merrymakers

The April meeting of the Grafton Merrymakers will take place on April 10th at 5:30 pm at the Everett Wager Senior Center, Grafton, NY.
The evening will start with a covered dish at 5:30 pm followed by our monthly meeting at 6:15 pm.

If you are interested in this senior group, or are planning on joining the Merrymakers, please come to our meetings.  Any questions, please call Betty Jean at 518-272-8624.


Dunham Hollow-West Stephentown Scholarship available to APCSD resident

The scholarship committee announces the availability of the Dunham Hollow-West Stephentown Scholarship.

The scholarship is in memory of Frank Johnson. It is open to anyone (graduating senior, post graduate, or adult wishing retraining) living within the boundaries of the Averill Park School District and has been accepted to a trade or vocational school.

The deadline for submission of an application is May 22nd. Scholarship applications may be obtained by contacting the Averill Park High School guidance department at 518.674-7025 or by emailing


New York Army National Guard Promotions

LATHAM, NY — Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Nathaniel Fisher from Buskirk, N.Y. and assigned to the 1427th Transportation Company received a promotion to the rank of Private First Class.

Anthony Delbalso from Mechanicville, N.Y. and assigned to the Company C, 2-108th Infantry received a promotion to the rank of Private First Class.

Jonathan Davis from Wynantskill, N.Y. and assigned to the Company C, 2-108th Infantry received a promotion to the rank of Private First Class.

Matthew Satalino from Johnsonville, N.Y. and assigned to the Company D, 3-142nd Aviation received a promotion to the rank of Private.

John Koenig from Averill Park, N.Y. and assigned to the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division received a promotion to the rank of Sergeant.

Natiasia Cooper from Troy, N.Y. and assigned to the 2nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) received a promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit or



Town of NG Report from Councilwoman Sabo

Lots of goings on in North Greenbush this month!  The town held a briefing on March 13 to update residents on the traffic and pedestrian improvements to Route 4.  The work will focus on 4 problematic intersections from Bloomingrove Drive to Williams Road and is scheduled to begin in early 2020.  For more information, please go to  My meeting to discuss and plan for a dog park in town was well attended. The focus of our discussions has been potential locations. The group has ruled out certain places and continues to investigate several other town owned sites.

I attended a meeting of the L.A.K.E. association where President Nolan provided an excellent overview of the problem of eurasian milfoil that is overtaking Snyder’s Lake. The association has retained a consultant to provide advice on dealing with this invasive species. In the past, the milfoil has been combatted with mechanical harvesting and sonar, but these methods are no longer effective. The town has awarded the L.A.K.E. association greenspace funds to pay for chemical treatments that will begin in late May, subject to DEC permitting. The L.A.K.E. association has applied through the town for a DEC grant I identified to adopt a lake management program to prevent future infestations.  For more information on this important issue, please visit

Several proposed residential developments that feature shared driveways and flag lots have prompted the need to re-evaluate North Greenbush’s zoning code.  Nearby towns such as East Greenbush and Bethlehem have enacted legislation placing limits and conditions on them. The Supervisor has asked that I chair a committee to look at changes to North Greenbush’s zoning code that will address flag lots and shared driveways. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please contact me at  Finally, it is fish fry time again!  The Wynantskill Fire Department will be hosting weekly fish fry dinners on Fridays during Lent at the firehouse on Church Street.  I hope to see you there.

~Submitted by Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo


Seth Roberts Achieves Rank of Eagle Scout

Seth Roberts, a senior at Maple Hill High School, recently achieved the rank of Eagle as a member of Castleton Boy Scout Troop 53. As a musician, he wanted to incorporate his love of music, so for his Eagle Service Project he organized a series of concerts for the residents of Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.  In doing so, he featured musicians and vocalists from his high school to accompany him monthly during the six-month series.  He also solicited donations from Castleton Kiwanis, Schodack PBA, and the fire companies of South Schodack, Castleton, and Schodack Valley to purchase a new portable sound system and BINGO set for the residents to enjoy. After graduation, Seth plans to attend the University of Rochester to study Audio & Music Engineering as well as Computer Science.


Town of East Greenbush Seeks Spotlight on Youth Nominations

The Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation Department is seeking nominations for our Spotlight on Youth Awards for 2019. We are searching for youth ages 11-18 who consistently give back to our community through volunteerism or by continually exhibiting positive character traits such as kindness, citizenship, respect, and responsibility.

If you know of a youth in our community that you would like to nominate, please go to our website for more details and to download a registration form. All nominations must be received no later than May 1st.


Red Cross offers a surprising way to help patients kick cancer

ALBANY, NY — People may be surprised that they can play a direct role in the fight against cancer, and it’s easier than they might think. By donating platelets or blood through the American Red Cross, donors can share their strength and help patients kick cancer.

Platelets are tiny cells that form clots and stop bleeding. About 2 million units of platelets are transfused each year in the U.S., and more than half of all donated platelets go to cancer patients.

“Some cancers and certain types of chemotherapy drugs and radiation can damage bone marrow, where red blood cells and platelets are produced,” said Dr. Pampee P. Young, chief medical officer, American Red Cross.

Because platelets must be transfused within just five days from the time they are donated, platelet donors have the power to help save up to three lives within days of their donation.

In addition to cancer patients, platelets and blood are needed every day for lifesaving surgeries, traumas and those living with blood disorders.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Local Platelet Donation Center:

Albany Everett Road Blood Donation Center

33 Everett Road

Albany, NY 12205

Monday: 7a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: 7:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.


East Greenbush Town Board Meeting 3/20/19

All were unanimously adopted.

50-2019 Approve Meeting Minutes

51-2019 Resolution Designating April 2019 as National Donate Life Month and April 12, 2019 as Donate Life Blue and Green Day

52-2019 Resolution Urging Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature to Restore Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) Funding in the State Budget

53-2019 Resolution in Support of Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S.3591 and H.R.7062)

54-2019 Resolution Appoint Christina Hennessey to the Board of Assessment Review

55-2019 Resolution Settle a Tax Certiorari Case

56-2019 Resolution Authorizing Town of East Greenbush to Forgive Taxes on Certain Parcels Owned by the Town of EG

57-2019 Resolution Authorizing Use of GEIS Recreation Funds to Place a Fence Around the Propane Tank and AC Unit at the Red Barn in the Town Park

58-2019 Resolution Recognizing Establishment of East Greenbush Fire District Number 3

59-2019 Resolution Create a Surplus Real Property Application

60-2019 Resolution Authorizing Purchase of a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude for Building Department

61-2019 Resolution Authorizing Solicitation of Pricing for Various Trucks and Equipment for DPW

62-2019 Resolution Authorize Public Auction of Surplus Equipment

63-2019 Resolution Schedule Public Hearing on the Covered Bridge Village PDD

April 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. EG Town Hall

64-2019 Resolution Approve Appointment of Junior and Senior Summer Camp Directors

65-2019 Resolution Accepting Reduced Water Bill Settlement with the East Greenbush School District; Agree to Share cost of Installation of New Water Meters

66-2019 Resolution Schedule Public Hearing Relative to the Proposed Continued Holdover of Contract with W.F. Bruen Emergency Squad, Inc

April 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EG Town Hall

67-2019 Resolution Creating Petty Cash Policy for the Town of EG

68-2019 Resolution Accept Resignation of Matthew Polsinello from Town Planning Board

69-2019 Resolution Accept Resignation of Jessica B. Mocerine from Board of Ethics

70-2019 Resolution Acquire and Finance Two Police Patrol Vehicles

71-2019 Resolution Adopting a Local Law Amending Chapter 33 of the Code of the Town of EG

72-2019 Resolution Establishing Water and Sewer Billing Office Fee Schedule

73-2019 Resolution Appointing Frank Michael Part-Time MS4 Technician

~Bridget Fritz – East Greenbush Council Person


Troop 525 ventures northward for igloo

In August of 2018, the Patrol Leader Council of Troop 525 in West Sand Lake voted to focus on winter camping skills in February. Scouts planned to learn about different shelters like igloos or quinzee huts. After doing research and teaching others what they learned, we travelled north to Camp Wakpominee where our Scouts experienced great success in constructing their first ever igloo. While the temperature outside dropped to 10F, four brave scouts slept in the igloo having learned that the temperature inside an igloo stays warm. The snow itself acts as an insulator!

Scout led and Adult mentored, Troop 525 meets Tuesdays at 6:30 at Salem United Methodist Church in West Sand Lake. Welcoming all ages 11-17. It’s never too late to join! To learn more about our Scout Troop, contact us at



Town of North Greenbush looking for Volunteers

The Town of North Greenbush is seeking a Town resident who wishes to volunteer to serve on a committee to make recommendations on a local law governing shared driveways and flag lots. A background in planning, zoning, land use or emergency services is desirable but not required. Please send a statement of interest to Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo


Poestenkill Seniors

Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1pm at the Sullivan-Jones Post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, followed by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clam steams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest.



Random Notes

1865 Joseph Hidley painting of Glass Lake village, one of our most historic neighborhoods

The weather is finally starting to break after what a number of us are calling an “old- fashioned winter”.

Busy as usual around the office and around town. In February, I had a chance to meet with the Historic Neighborhood Project. Hosted by Bruce and Dawn Vink, members had an opportunity to look through a number of old photos of their historic homes in the Glass Lake and Schumann Rd. area. Kevin Tighe was there and I was able to give him some great photos of Glass Lake Hotel from when it was a stagecoach stop up through the 1970s. Tighe’s Bistro Americain will open soon, but if you’d like a preview, Kevin is hosting the Sand Lake Historical Society’s Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 7th. Members from the project will be there to answer questions regarding a renewed interest in protecting the character of our historic neighborhoods.

The Hazel Drew murder case is still keeping me busy. The Sunday Times Union ran an article that helped bring a crowd of 65 people to the Stephentown Heritage Center. The article has also brought a number of phone calls including a retired Rensselaer County Deputy Sheriff and evidence specialist who has become part of our team. Watch for announcements about roundtable meetings where all can share their ideas on the case.

Special thanks to Nancy Davis and Dave Mardon for participating in the oral history project. Next interview will be with Frank Mantha. Frank will no doubt give the history of Crystal Cove Amusement Park. If you’re interested in telling your Sand Lake story, please contact me…518-674-2026. Also, the Bloom family exhibit closes on July 12th. If you have an idea for the exhibit case, history of family, business or organization, please give me a call.




Vacancies on the Village of Nassau Zoning Board of Appeals

The Village of Nassau is seeking to fill two (2) vacancies on the Village of Nassau Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). This is a voluntary position; no compensation will be provided.  Only Village of Nassau registered voters are eligible to apply. The Zoning Board meets on an as needed basis and typically meets anywhere between 4-6 times per year.

Responsibilities of the ZBA include decisions related to:

1) Applications for special permits

2) Applications for area or use variances

3) Review of appeals from determinations made by the Code Enforcement


Candidates should be willing to become familiar with and knowledgeable of the following:

* Village of Nassau Codes

* State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)

* Other applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations

(Open Meetings Law)

* Hosting public meetings and be comfortable in public speaking

As required by the New York State Department of State, Zoning Board of Appeals members are required to complete four (4) Professional Development Hours per year in order to continue their appointment on the Board.  Cost associated with training is provided for by the Village of Nassau.

Interested candidates please send letter of interest to the Village of Nassau Clerk via email at  <>


Shyanne Sherwin serves with Habitat for Humanity over spring break

ONEONTA, NY — Shyanne Sherwin of Eagle Bridge, NY, was one of 12 members of SUNY Oneonta’s Habitat for Humanity club who spent their spring break building houses in Vero Beach, Florida.

Sherwin is studying Gerontology Studies at SUNY Oneonta.

The students worked closely with the Indian River Habitat for Humanity, helping build and refurbish homes and volunteer in any way they could. They also spent time at the “ReStore,” where they organized, moved and sold at a discount items that had been donated. Habitat for Humanity members also took over the SUNY Oneonta Snapchat for a day to give their peers an inside look at their work.


Caleb Nasman of Averill Park honored with Society of Physics Students (SPS) as Outstanding Chapter

GROVE CITY, PA — Grove City College’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. Part of the team was Caleb Nasman of Averill Park.

This is the seventh time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally.

The SPS chapter at Grove City College is advised by Dr. DJ Wagner, professor of Physics, and is led by student officers. The 2018-19 executive officers are President Darin Mumma ’21, Vice President Isaac Lehman ’21, Secretary Zach Johnson ’19, and Treasurer Caleb Nasman ’19.

SPS chapters are evaluated on their level of interaction with the campus community, the professional physics community, the public, and with SPS national programs. The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes high levels of outreach as well as unique approaches to fulfilling the mission of SPS to “help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community.”

Advisor Wagner said, “I am pleased that our chapter of SPS has once again been honored. It is a tribute to the efforts of our officers in designing and organizing diverse and interesting events and to the welcoming community all of our members contribute to creating.”


Columbia High School Wins NYS Science Olympiad Championship

Columbia High School won the New York State Science Olympiad Championship at the New York State Finals held at Le Moyne College earlier this month, earning a sixth consecutive trip to the National Championships.

Of the nearly 680 Science Olympiad teams in New York, only the top 56 earn the privilege to advance to the state finals. Columbia had an incredibly successful day, earning a medal in each of the 23 events. Columbia broke a long-standing record by winning the event with the best overall team score ever recorded in New York Science Olympiad’s 34-year history.


Support Future Teachers

Elmer E. Stahlman

Congratulations repeated to the 44 recipients of awards of the Elmer E. Stahlman Scholarship fund. Started in 1996 by the Class of 1955 to honor the first principal of the school district in 1929 to assist graduates of Averill Park High School who pursue education to be teachers.

Recalling as stated by Judy Rowe, former Sand Lake Town Historian, “Elmer E. Stahlman was considered one of the best educators in our area. His caring and encouragement of students to further their education exemplified his dedication.”

She added, “Continuing support depends on you.”

Your support is needed, great or modest, all needed. Thank you for your participation. Donations can be sent to Averill Park High School, 146 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018. Att: Elmer E. Stahlman Scholarship Fund.

~Nancy W. Davis, Class of 1955, APCSD #1


Jarod Eldred studies in Death Valley over spring break

ONEONTA, NY — Jarod Eldred of Troy, NY, was one of 16 Geology and Earth Science majors who journeyed to Death Valley over spring break to develop geologic field mapping skills. Led by their professor, Dr. Les Hasbargen, the students gathered at the lowest dry point on the North American continent at Badwater, hiked into deep narrow canyons and over colorful badland divides in Golden Canyon and Gower Gulch, and explored a deep crater left by a violent volcanic eruption at Ubehebe Crater.

Eldred is studying Geology at SUNY Oneonta.

The capstone course required the students to describe the rocks and types of environments in which they formed, and to map out how plate tectonic activity has shifted, tilted, broken and deformed those rocks. The students camped in tents and experienced a rare flash flood which came through camp early one morning. The rising waters drenched some gear.

It was an eventful, mostly sunny and hot experience in one of the driest places in North America!


APHS Class of 1989 30th Year Reunion

Planning is in the works to celebrate our 30th year reunion. August 17th is the tentative date and we are currently looking into possible venues.  An email address has been set up for questions, or to contact the planning committee. For classmates who are not on Facebook, please send an email to: and provide your contact information. For those without access to a computer, you may call or text 518 378-5318. Friends and family of alumni, please spread the word and forward the email address to classmates. We are hoping for a great turnout!


News from Averill Park CSD

Congratulations to eighth grader Emily Prest for winning a Silver Key Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. This is one of the most prestigious middle school art exhibitions in the country!

The Treble Choir and Chamber Orchestra performed in Albany as part of the NYSSMA celebration of Music in our Schools Month. Students performed in front of Legislators, lawmakers, state employees and their peers from other school districts. Bravo everyone!

Madeline Balga, Catherine Gaylord, Allison Lapinski and Skylar Rafferty were recognized at the annual YMCA Outstanding Student and Educator Awards Ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. Great job!

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

~Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent


Algonquin Recognizes Presidential Award for Educational Excellence Students

The President of the United States’ Award for Educational Excellence recognizes students who have a 90% or higher final grade point average and achievement of the highest performance level on a state or national assessment.

This year, Algonquin Middle School is proud to recognize 123 current 7th and 8th grade students who earned a 90% or higher average for the 2017-18 school year and a Level 4 on the 2018 NYS ELA or Math Assessment or a Level 5 on the Common Core Algebra Regents.

The following students demonstrated this high level of success and should be recognized to their commitment to pursuing this achievement. Congratulations go out to:

Cristian Abate, Tessa Adamo, Sydney Ainsworth, David Allegretta, Zareena Ansari, Caroline Antolick, Jack Behan, Sophia Bendetti, Paige Bidwell, Thomas Biette, Samuel Bonesteel, Harrison Bourgault, Nicholas Bult, Nicholas Buono, Connor Byers, Sophia Carey, Christopher Chenette, Kevin Clark, Cecelia Colton, Shannon Colwill, Marlee Cooke, Kevin Cooper, Edwin Corbin IV, Morgan Cross, Brenden Crotty, Jacob Crupi, John Culliton, Mairi Cumming, Leo Curley IV, Matthew Dangler, Julia Davies, Paula Deandres, Thomas Decrescenzo, Connor Dee, Mary Demerchant, Bridget Denley, Liam Despart, Kayla Dette, Kathleen Doran, Christian Ducharme, Violet Dupuis, Joshua Durocher, Jack Evans, Aiden Fedorowicz, Ian Ferlito, Ava Ferriero, Ella Fizzuoglio, Peter Floge, Caitlyn French, Matthew Frost, John Galvin, Eleanor Garrison, Curtis Gorman, Emma Hanlon, Grace Hanlon, Alec Hansen, Samuel Hart, Cavan Hicks, Mariah Hughes, Daniel Hunter, Jack Hyde, Rory Iwaneczko, Brendan Kasuba, Hayden Kiehl, Bailey Leone-Levine, Madisyn Locci, Michelina Lopez, Andrew Loucks, Leah Lovell, Olivia Maddalone, Mikayla Malenfant, Kyla Martin, Sophia Meissner, Tyler Michaels, Daniel Milanese, Maxwell Miller, Katherine Momrow, David Mooradian, David Morelli, Romeyn Murray, Clotilde Mussett, Angela Nailor, Merrik Nalewjka, Caroline Nero, Peter Nizinkirck, Jack Nolan, Raegan O’Brien, Evan O’Connor, Nathan O’Connor, Nathan Ortega, Kadi Palmer, Owen Perala, Alexander Phelan, Julia Pollock, Emily Prest, Louis Reale, Isabelle Relyea, Carson Roenfeldt, Ella Roenfeldt, Liam Rogers, Christian Romer, Megan Rounds, Ethan Ruppe, Saeryn Sawyer, Margaret Scannell, Simone Schwarz-Eise, Semen Shabashov, Polina Shabashova, Griffin Sleicher, Cooper Smith, Payton Stelling, Benjamin Stewart, Hannah Stewart, Jason Strickland, Tyler Strock, Kay Tichy, Tatiana Tune, Bailey Vooris, Anna Wicks, Dane Wiedman, Delphine Williams-Mitchell, Nicole Wing, Gianna Zatorsky.


U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Savaria graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason A. Savaria graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is a 2013 graduate of Cohoes High School, Cohoes, New York. He earned an associate degree in 2018 from Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York.

New York Army National Guard Soldier Reenlistments

LATHAM, NY — Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Master Sergeant Jennifer Raubscott from Castleton, N.Y. reenlisted to continue service with the Joint Force Headquarters.

Sergeant Rebecca Meerwarth from Castleton, N.Y. reenlisted to continue service with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division.

Specialist Daniel Tagliento from East Greenbush, N.Y. reenlisted to continue service with the Joint Force Headquarters.

“It’s great to see Soldiers staying in the Army and continuing to serve their State and Nation in the New York Army National Guard,” Shields said. “The most important Army asset we have is the individual Soldier. The dedication, skills, and leadership traits they bring to our community and their employers are invaluable.”

“By choosing to stay in the Army National Guard they directly contribute to our nation’s security and to the governor’s ability to respond to disasters, all while building a bright future for their family through the Guard’s retirement, education, and health insurance programs,” Shields said.

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit or


Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline


Do you need help with substance use issues? Are you interested in volunteering for the helpline? The Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline offers information, local resources, and referrals for individuals and their families regarding substance use issues. The toll-free line is available 7 days a week from 9am-9pm. Each volunteer chooses shifts of 4 hours at a time to be on-call. When someone calls the number, a volunteer answers on their own smartphone, and can enter information to a database on their own computer, allowing for easy and quick access to resources. The information is sent to one of the 9 leaders, who will then assist the caller. If you or someone you know needs information, resources, or a referral for a substance use problem, call 1-833-467-3123. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, contact


Supporting Local Charities Has Never Been Easier!

The St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus have teamed up with 6 Center Redemption Center located at 461 Main Street in Wynantskill to accept qualifying bottle and can donations to support local charities and those in need.

Simply bring your clean, qualifying empties to 6 Center Redemption in Wynantskill and say they are to support the St Jude Knights of Columbus. They’ll do the rest! That’s it!

Thanks for your support.



FREE Prayer Circle….

The Power of Prayer Can Move Mountains, Work Miracles, Achieve Serenity and Give You Strength.

With Fr. Billy Clark/Denise Tally/Patrick Clark, every Fourth Sunday, 1:00 PM.

Prayer is a universal way for you to connect to your soul and communicate with a higher power. Whether you are new to the ways of prayer or perhaps you pray daily / or you might have prayed as a child but may have gradually lost the habit / or maybe you feel your prayers are never answered.

This group is open to all religions & spiritual backgrounds.

Join us as we explore the power of coming together to Pray for help, guidance, health, healing and answers.

We gather to pray for ourselves/our loved ones/the world.


Information: Denise Tally 518 339-8386.


568 Columbia Turnpike #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance), East Greenbush, visit: www.VentureInwardCenter. com.


Capital Dist. Chapter of the Embroider’s Guild of America

Do you enjoy needlework?  Would you like to stitch with others that have similar interests?  Whether you are a beginner or have experience, come join us.  The NY Capital District Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America meets in various locations and at various times.  The Day Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Blooming Grove Reformed Church in Defreetsville.  Evening meetings are offered in two locations:  The Community Room at The Terrace at Beverwyck in Slingerlands from 7p-9p on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month and from 6:30p-9p in the Fellowship Hall of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Clifton Park on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.  In addition, there are specialty interest groups that also meet.  For more information, check out our website at or on  Come Join Us!


Rensselaer Senior Center

Sign up for the Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond show at Chez Joseph’s, April 25, 2019.

(Menu Consists of Caesar Salad, Pot Roast or Stuffed Haddock, Loaded Potato, Mixed Garden Vegetables, Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Coffee and Tea) Anthony Edwards of The Edwards twins brings to the stage his art of celebrity impersonation, which is lauded and endorsed by critics, audiences and celebrities. Anthony performs incredibly accurate tributes to these famous artists with live singing, and no gimmicks just plain talent. Call today for reservations 518-463-2166.

Rensselaer senior center for our spring fever party. Call today for reservations 518-463-2166.

Always looking to receive Donations of good and gently used clothing and shoes for our corner boutique; all proceeds benefit senior programs.
Rensselaer Senior Center Community Service Volunteers Needed

Looking for Dedicated Seniors to Help With our Community Service Program Every Thursday After Lunch.

Making Afghans and Lap Robes for People in Nursing Homes, Stuffed Animals for The Pediatric Departments in hospitals and emergency rooms, Heart Pillows for Heart and Lung Surgery patients. This Is a Very Rewarding Program and we are Needing A Few More Angels to keep this program in place, or if you are homebound and willing to Crochet or knit from home to help us out, then please call us if interested.

We Are Open Monday thru Friday, 9am-3pm, We are located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick Streets. Call for Further Info., 518-463-2166.


Poestenkill Youth Summer Camp

Poestenkill Summer Camp will be held July 8th-August 2nd at Poestenkill Elementary School from 9am-4pm.  Each week will be filled with field trips to a variety of locations around the Capital Region including Grafton, Billy Beez, Fun Plex, Liberty Ridge Farm, Valley Cats, Zoom Flume, etc, art projects, STEM challenges, physical activities, water activities and visitors to camp.  Swim lessons will be offered at Grafton. Registration information can be found at

Contact Town Office at 518-283-5100 with any questions. Submitted by: Tiffany Buker, Camp Director, Town of Poestenkill


Spring forward…and join the Nassau Sunshine Fund

Want to help your Nassau neighbors?

Looking for a way to do something important that requires a minimal time commitment?

Spring forward and join us as a board member of the Nassau Sunshine Fund.

For ten years, we’ve been helping our neighbors during times of financial strain by providing no-interest loans (maximum $500). Because we are a local organization, we only accept loan requests from residents of the town and the villages of Nassau. We’ve been doing it for ten years. Interested? Want more information?

Please, contact us at



Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Road
Cropseyville, NY

April 1 – Haircuts by Appt
10:00 – Chair Yoga
12:00 – Congregate lunch (Chicken Breast)
12:30 – Scrapbooking
1:00 – Cards and Games

April 2- Reiki by Appt
9:30 Aerobic Swimming
12:00 Congregate lunch (Chili)
1:00 Cards & Games

April 3 – 10:00 – Chair Yoga
12:00 – Congregate Lunch (Breaded Haddock)
12:30 – BINGO w/Kelly from CNR
1:00 – Cards & Games

April 4 – Reiki by Appt
9:30 Aerobic Swimming
12:00 – Congregate lunch (Bacon Cheeseburger)
12:30 – Stitching Chicks Knit & Crochet Group
1:00 – Cards & Games

April 5 – 9:45 Chair Yoga
11:00 – Membership Meeting
12:00 – Congregate Lunch (Mac & Cheese)
1:00 – Cards & Games

April 8 – 10:00 – Chair Yoga
12:00 Congregate Lunch (Chicken Casserole)
1:00 – Cards & Games

April 9 – Reiki By Appt
9 to 3:30 AARP Defensive Driving Course
9:30 – Aerobic Swimming
12:00 – Congregate lunch
(Sausage & Peppers)
1:00 – Cards and Games

April 10 – 10:00 Chair Yoga
12:00 – Congregate Lunch
(Turkey w Gravy)
12:30 – Pot Holder BINGO
1:00 Cards & Games

April 11 – Reiki by Appt
9:30 Quilters; Aerobic Swimming
12:00 Congregate Lunch (Beef Chop Suey)
1:00 Cards & Games

April 12 – 10:00 Chair Yoga
11:00 Eat Smart Demonstration
12:00 Congregate Lunch (Potato Crunch Pollock)
12:30 April Birthday Celebration; Trivia
1:30 Cards & Games


Spring is in the Air: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and Receive 10 Free Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2019 and receive 10 free white pine trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees.

“White pine trees or white flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Dogwoods are known for their showy spring flowers and red berries that attract songbirds during winter. White pine trees are fast-growing landscape trees that will break heavy winds, making them an ideal addition to any yard.”

The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

With planting instructions included, the trees will be shipped at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31.  The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundation’s bimonthly publication, and The Tree Book, which contains information about tree planting and care.

To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, visit or send a $10 contribution by March 31, 2019 to:

Arbor Day Foundation
Ten Free White Pine or Ten Free Dogwood
100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410


Beryl Moul Scholarship- Available to apply- Graduating Seniors

The Beryl H. Moul Memorial Grange Scholarship was established in 1958 by West Sand Lake Grange #949 in memory of prominent Grange Member Beryl H. Moul.  Applicants must be graduating high school in 2019, Rensselaer County residents (for at least 4 years), be accepted in an accredited 2 or 4-year college program in New York State and pursuing a career in agriculture, home economics, nursing, natural resource management, environmental engineering or pharmacology.  The application deadline which includes an official High School transcript is May 1st, 2019.  The application and instructions can be found at any Rensselaer County High School Guidance Office or at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County website at under 4-H forms tab.  For questions, please contact the CCE office of Rensselaer County at 518-272-4210.


EGCSD Announces School Budget Meeting Schedule

All members of the community are invited to learn more about East Greenbush Central School District’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year by attending one of the many budget meetings offered this spring.

Superintendent Jeff Simons and Assistant Superintendent for School Business Finance Lawrence Edson Jr. will host 10 budget information sessions as well as a public hearing before the Budget Vote and Board Election on Tuesday, May 21. Please visit to view the meeting schedule.


Wynantskill UFSD- Register Kindergartners Now for 2019-20 School Year

Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Gardner-Dickinson School in the fall are encouraged to register their children now. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2019 to attend kindergarten in September.

To register, parents are asked to call Ms. Fazioli at 518-283-4600 ext. 10, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Forms and registration information are also available at

Registering your child for kindergarten now will make sure your child is ready to start the school year by ensuring all the necessary paperwork is on file. It also helps Wynantskill UFSD plan for the upcoming school year by providing school officials a better estimate of how many kindergarteners will attend school.

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