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Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club hosts outstanding seniors

Vice President Pat Wood, Abigail Utter, Olivia Sterantino, Brayden Renslow, Seth Roberts, Ryan McTarnaghan, Mariella Hirschoff, Caroline Lafferty and President Deb Charlebois.

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club was very happy to host the Maple Hill High Schools 2019 outstanding Seniors and their families at a recognition dinner that was held May 29, 2019 at the Schodack Diner.  These students were selected by their peers based on their leadership ability, participation in school activities, contributions to school and/or community, and academic achievement. They were honored with a plaque from our club and dinner.  Superintendent Jason Chevrier and Principal Jacqueline Hill were in attendance and spoke a few words on the accomplishments of each of these students. Congratulations again to Mariella Hirschoff, Caroline Lafferty, Ryan McTarnaghan, Brayden Renslow, Seth Roberts, Olivia Sterantino and Abigail Utter.

You make our community a better place and we are very proud of you all!

 

 

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

June 10- Hair cut by appt.
10:00 Chair Yoga
12:00 Congregate Lunch (Sloppy Joe)
12:30 Scrapbooking
1:00 Cards and Games

June 11- Reiki by Appt
9:30 Aerobic Swimming
12:00 Congregate Lunch (Sausage and Peppers)
1:00 Cards and Games

June 12- 10:00 Chair Yoga
11:00 Eat Smart demonstration – CCE
12:00 Special Congregate Lunch (Liver Fiesta)
1:00 Cards and Games

June 13- Reiki by Appt
9:30 Aerobic Swimming
12:00 Congregate Lunch (Chicken Patty)
1:00 Cards and Games

June 14- 10:00 Chair Yoga
12:00 Congregational Lunch (Tuna Salad)
12:30 June Birthday Celebration/Trivia
1:00 Bingo.

 

Stewart’s Shops offers sweet treat to Red Cross blood donors

ALBANY, NY – A popular Upstate New York treat for blood donors is coming back this June.  For a fourth year, Stewart’s Shops is treating American Red Cross blood donors to free pints of ice cream this June. The “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” program offers donors at blood drives in 20 counties from June 1-30 a voucher for a free pint of Stewart’s Shop’s ice cream or gelato that can be redeemed at any Stewart’s Shops location.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Stewart’s Shops again this June to kick off summer with the ‘Give a Pint, Get a Pint’ promotion,” said Sonja Ronovech, district recruitment manager of the Red Cross New York-Penn Blood Services Region. “Our blood donors and sponsors truly appreciate receiving a pint of ice cream or gelato as a thank you for their gift of life! We are grateful that Stewart’s Shops continues its generous support of the Red Cross.”

How to donate blood: Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit  RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club welcomes newest members

Vice President Pat Wood, Nora Haran, Kevin Konig, Pat Canestro, Mike Canestro, Deb Walling. Missing from picture are Bernadette Ellis, Kathleen Avellino and Carolyn Konig.

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club would like to welcome its newest members Kathleen Avellino, Joe Belardo, Michael and Pat Canestro, Bernadette Ellis, Nora Haran, Carolyn & Kevin Honig, and Deb Walling.  They were honored earlier in May at one of club meetings held at the Schodack Diner. Being a Kiwanis member means focusing on the needs of children in our community and around the world so that future generations will thrive. We could not accomplish this mission without our members.

We thank them all for joining our very active club, and also want to thank all our current members who dedicate their time and energy into making our community a better place.

We are always looking for new members, ready and willing to join us in serving our community and having fun while doing so.  Our typical meeting time is Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Schodack Diner, however, meetings will end for the summer and resume in late August. Our club will, however, be manning the grill and serving delicious food at the Town of Schodack’s “Music in the Park” concert series, held each Tuesday through July 2. More information about the concert series can be found on the town’s webpage at www.schodack.org. We would love to see you there!

 

Sand Lake Dog Park Dog Day of SummerFest

We are excited to have committees with big ideas! We are now designing and fundraising! Our goal is to raise 25k for the fence, gates & signage. All are welcome to participate in the future of The Sand Lake Dog Park.

Visit us at Summer Fest!

The dog park committee is planning fun activities for this year.  Vote for your favorite Logo design at our Summer Fest tent. Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 1052, handmade recycled dog toys and homemade treats will be for sale. Come check out the proposed park map and support the cause by purchasing goodies for your pup and entering a raffle!

With the varied terrain, your Sand Lake Dog Park will have hills, trees and woods to explore with your best friend!

The Sand Lake Dog Park has begun collecting monetary donations: Checks can be mailed to Dog Park Treasurer, 110 Edgewood Drive, Averill Park, NY, 12018 and checks should be made out to Town of Sand Lake with a notation of “dog park” or online at the go fund page: Sand Lake Dog Park

https://www.gofundme.com/sand-lake-dog-park

An annual fee for membership will be $25.00 per dog; multiple dogs $10.00 per additional dog.

Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome ALL ideas. That’s all fur now!

Shannon DeCelle

Send questions to openspacessandlake@nullgmail.com

 

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.

Sergeant First Class Nicholas Curtis from Troy, N.Y. reenlisted to continue service with the Company B, Recruiting and Retention.

Specialist Hunter Harrison from Rensselaer, N.Y. reenlisted to continue service with the Division Signal Company, 42nd Infantry Division.

Private First Class Nicholas Fox from Rensselaer, N.Y. reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division.

Private First Class Robert Griffith from Averill Park, N.Y. reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division.

Sergeant First Class Brooke Albert from Troy, N.Y. reenlisted to continue service with the Medical Command.

“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.”

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.

 

Book Nook News

Thank you to everyone who supported our 11th Anniversary $5/bag blow-out sale.  It couldn’t have been such a huge success without you.  The $5/bag sale will be back during the Labor Day Parish-wide Garage Sale, so mark your calendars!

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Road in Speigletown is open on Saturday, June 15, from 9:00 am until noon. The June half-priced specials are on authors whose first names begin with “J”.  Please stop by and see our new donations and check out all we have to offer.

Thanks again for your continued support.  Donations of gently read books are greatly accepted. Just no encyclopedias or textbooks please.

See you at the Book Nook!!!

 

Half Moon Button Club to meet

The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar 12054. The social time starts at 11:00 a.m. and the business meeting starts at 12:00 noon followed by the program, which will be presented by Phyllis Dunn on Celluloid Buttons.

Bring a bag lunch.  Dessert will be provided.  For more information, call Lisa at 518-469-7420 or Kirsti at 518-869-8125.  Everyone is welcome.

 

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.

Jeremy Weismann from Wynantskill, N.Y. and assigned to the 206th Military Police Company received a promotion to the rank of Private.

Nicolas Kalinowski from West Sand Lake, N.Y. and assigned to the 206th Military Police Company received a promotion to the rank of Sergeant.

Maurice Catel from Wynantskill, N.Y. and assigned to the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division received a promotion to the rank of Captain.

Kurt Knapp from Wynantskill, N.Y. and assigned to the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division received a promotion to the rank of 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 www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.

 

Quebec Genealogy topic of next Genealogical Soc. Meeting

The Capital District Genealogical Society cordially invites you to join us Sat., June 22, 2019, at 1:00 P.M.

Quebec Genealogy Speaker Bryna O’Sullivan is a professional genealogy researcher, teacher and French to English translator. She holds a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies – Canadian Records.

This is an introductory program on researching in Quebec. Focusing primarily on French Quebec, it touches on the Canadian Census, civil and religious record keeping, and notarial records, with an emphasis on working with French language records when you don’t speak the language. Please, join us! The meetings are free and open to the public.

www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org

 

 

 

Grafton Merry Makers

The June meeting of the Grafton Merry Makers will take place on June 12th at 5:30 pm at the Everett Wagar 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 Merry Makers, please come to our meetings. Any questions, please call Betty Jean at 518-272-8624.

 

Public Meeting to Assist with Poestenkill Natural Resources Inventory

Residents of Poestenkill are invited to a meeting to see the Town’s natural features mapped in full color and detail and provide feedback on the accuracy and ease of use of the maps.  The Poestenkill Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) will hold a public meeting at 7 pm at Town Hall on Wednesday, June 19, to brief Town officials and other residents on an updated Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) that the CAC is preparing.  It will include maps of streams, forests, wetlands and flood hazard zones, among many natural characteristics.   An updated NRI is a support document for the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan to assist Town boards, landowners, and prospective developers when considering land use and protection.  The CAC is creating the updated NRI as part of a pilot program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program, which provides digital mapping expertise from Cornell University and publication assistance from the Rensselaer Land Trust.   We welcome the public’s input as we document our Town’s natural assets. For more information, please contact Jeff Briggs, chairman of the NRI committee and member of the Town Planning Board, at jbriggs200@nullnycap.rr.com

 

Merola: Greenlight Bill Still Hits A Red Light in Most of NY

Rensselaer County Clerk Frank J. Merola is still speaking out against the proposed “Greenlight bill” which would allow those who are in the United States illegally and residing in New York state the ability to receive a New York State Driver’s license. This controversial proposal has generated strong opposition from upstate and suburban areas leaving the democratic controlled legislature without the votes for approval.

“Once again this proposal is being driven by New York City politicians who do not have DMVs in their counties and have no idea on what it takes to get a license and how important a document the New York State driver’s license is in the lives of legal New York residents.” Mr. Merola said.

The Green light bill would allow those here illegally to receive a New York State driver’s license with fewer identification documents that legal residents need to provide. In addition, federal immigration authorities would be barred from accessing any DMV information on an illegal holding a license without a judicial order.

Mr. Merola and Clerks in New York are opposed. “Even assuming the immigrant activists are correct, it doesn’t change the fact that these people are here illegally. As they are still here illegally and should not be allowed to receive any document that potentially legitimizes the situation without first going through proper channels.”

Mr. Merola anticipates spirited future battles on this issue. “Legal residents are jumping through hoops trying to provide the necessary documentation for the real ID necessary to be allowed to fly in 2020. Our residents will have major issues with a state government that appears to be bending over backwards to allow those here illegally the rights that residents have to struggle to gain. The fact that this bill has not yet passed leads me to believe that there are officials who believe they need to represent the whole of New York State not just New York city.”

 

Nassau Memorial Day appreciation

The Chandler-Young Veteran’s Association, Inc. of Nassau, NY would like to thank everyone who participated in the Parade and Ceremony—marchers or watchers—thank you!!

This year you not only helped us remember and honor our deceased or missing Military Personnel, but you were there for the 200th Birthday of Nassau (1819-2019).

So, on behalf of the VFW #8162, the American Legion #1268, the AMVETS #797 (which make up the C.Y.V.A. Inc.) and the Town and Village of Nassau—“We Thank You”!

 

Johnsonville Meth. Church Thrift Shop

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our new sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived clothing and household goods every week, special occasion dresses and gowns, jewelry, purses, shoes, toys and over 1000 books.

 

Gardening Tips from the Sand Lake Garden Club

Here are a few more gardening tips from the Sand Lake Garden Club. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary and want to help you make this an especially awesome gardening year. We hope these will help you do just that!

– Pinch back your fall bloomers like asters and mums. It will make your plants bushier with more blossoms.

– Make sure tall perennials are staked early, just after they have come up through the ground. There will be less damage to the plant’s root system.

 

Looking for a bargain?

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at very reasonable prices. We’ll be open on Thursday, June 6th, from 3 to 6pm; and Saturday, June 8th, from 9 to 2 pm.

You’ll be amazed at the vast selection of clothing, jewelry, household goods, puzzles, games, Avon collectibles, wall décor, picture frames, and so many one-of-a-kind items!

The shop is located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer on CDTA bus route #214.   Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

 

Tree Identification Book

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.

What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species.

Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail and depict natural colors, shapes and textures so users can make a positive species identification in a few steps.

The Arbor Day Foundation offers this book to help people identify trees throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape and arrangement of the leaves, differences in the leafstalks and specific characteristics of fruits, flowers, buds and bark.

What Tree is That? is also available as an online interactive version at arborday.org.

To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, visit arborday.org or send your name, address, and $5 for each guide to:

Arbor Day Foundation
What Tree Is That?
100 Arbor Ave.
Nebraska City, NE 68410.

 

Zachary Effman selected for First-Year Student Award

CANTON, NY — Zachary J. Effman of West Sand Lake has been selected for a Bradley R. Evers Outstanding First-Year Student Award.

Effman is a member of the Class of 2022. Effman attended Averill Park High School.

Bradley R. Evers was a first-year student at St. Lawrence in the fall of 1990. He was very active in the First-Year Program (FYP), in organizing the First-Year Student Council, and was involved in many other co-curricular activities. Evers was an outstanding first-year student leader and was presented an award recognizing that fact on Moving-Up Day in the spring of 1991. Tragically, he died suddenly in the summer after his first year. The Bradley R. Evers Outstanding First-Year Student Awards were established in his memory.

Nominees must be first-year students, have strong academic averages (normally a 3.0 GPA or above), have been involved in a variety of academic and co-curricular activities, and have made positive contributions to their FYP/FYS classroom, their residence hall, and/or the first-year class as a whole.

 

Students Graduate from St. Lawrence University

CANTON, NY — A total of 615 bachelor degrees were awarded by St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies, which were held on May 19, 2019, in Canton, New York.

Anthony R. Butler of Castleton on Hudson. Butler is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in economics and business in the liberal arts. Butler attended Maple Hill High School. Butler graduated with a bachelor of arts degree.

Jacob A. Henricks of West Sand Lake. Henricks is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in biochemistry. Henricks attended Averill Park High School. Henricks graduated with a bachelor of science magna cum laude degree.

Graduates, faculty, staff and guests heard remarks from honorary degree recipients Trustee Emeritus Jeffery H. Boyd ’78, former CEO of Priceline, and Susan L. Washburn, chair of the Board of Trustees at Franklin and Marshall College, as well as North Country Citation recipient and local artist Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda.

 

Lehigh University announces students who attained Dean’s List for Spring 2019

BETHLEHEM, PA — Students at Lehigh University attained Dean’s List in Spring 2019. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

Emma Limoges of Averill Park, (12018)

Mary Patwell of East Greenbush, (12061).

 

 

Troy Student Named to Spring Dean’s List at Bradley University

PEORIA, IL — Sydney Hull of Troy (12180), was named to the Bradley University Spring 2019 Dean’s List.

Hull is majoring in Criminology and is among the 1700 students named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale.

 

Garrett Wenacur named to Becker College Dean’s List for Spring semester

WORCESTER, MA — Garrett Wenacur, of East Greenbush, has been named to the Becker College Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. Wenacur is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interactive Media Design, Game Art Concentration.

The Dean’s List recognizes all full-time students (24 or more credit hours earned for the academic year; 12 minimum each semester – September through May) whose term grade point average is 3.50 or higher with no grade below a B- and no incomplete (I) or withdrawal/failing (WF) grades.

 

Siena College Dean’s List, Spring 2019

LOUDONVILLE, NY — Siena College has named the following area students to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.

Rebecca Arnold of Valley Falls (12185); Ashley Aupperle of East Greenbush (12061); Anthony Barbera of Troy (12180); Matthew Beditz of East Greenbush (12061); Mark Bodner of East Greenbush (12061); Laura Bornt of Troy (12180); Megan Bouyea of East Greenbush (12061); Maura Callahan of Troy (12180); Nico Carello of Troy (12180); Madeline Carroll of Troy (12180); Olivia Casale of Wynantskill (12198); Jason Chicoine of Rensselaer (12144); Alyssa Ciccarelli of Rensselaer (12144); Alison Donovan of Cropseyville (12052); Matthew Eckler of Rensselaer (12144); Joseph Gabriel of East Greenbush (12061); Justin Gecewicz of West Sand Lake (12196); Kylie Gifford of Rensselaer (12144); Lauryn Grugan of Rensselaer (12144)

Sydney Grugan of Cropseyville (12052); Kellie Harrison of Rensselaer (12144); Connor Kasuba of Wynantskill (12198)

Megan Kenney of Castleton On Hudson (12033); Kristyn Kreutziger of East Nassau (12062); Manny Lo of Troy (12180); Daniel Loomis of Wynantskill (12198); Rachael Mahar of East Greenbush (12061); Davina Mayo Dunham of Troy (12180); Victoria Morrissey of Troy (12182); Lindsay Mulligan of East Greenbush (12061); Paulina Murray of Wynantskill (12198); Ryan Nolan of Averill Park (12018); Jacob Perry of Averill Park (12018); Alex Perry of Nassau (12123); Noraya Pettiway of Rensselaer (12144); Anna Pulver of Castleton On Hudson (12033); Nerissa Sesonske of East Greenbush (12061); Samantha St. Germain of Averill Park (12018); Victoria Tilley of West Sand Lake (12196); Justine Torre of East Greenbush (12061); Melina Vasil of Troy (12182); Ryan Wood of Sand Lake (12153).

 

Siena College President’s List, Spring 2019

LOUDONVILLE, NY — Siena College names students to the President’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.

Isabella Barone of Troy (12180); William Bornt of West Sand Lake (12196); Priscilla Capuano of Castleton On Hudson (12033); Nora Collins of Troy (12180); Ethan DiMura of Wynantskill (12198); Joseph Donahue of Rensselaer (12144); Mohamed Gardner of Troy (12180); Marissa Hochberg of East Greenbush (12061);

Brittany Kane of Wynantskill (12198); Connor Krenzer of Rensselaer (12144); Jessica LaPlante of Wynantskill (12198); Eric LaPointe of Wynantskill (12198); Haillie Luft of Castleton (12033); Caitlin Muir of Rensselaer (12144); Allyson Quinn of Troy (12180); Andrew Stack of Troy (12180); Lauren Wood of Sand Lake (12153).

 

News from Averill Park CSD

The Algonquin Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the World Finals held at Michigan State University. The team ranked 11th out of 64 teams representing 11 countries and 33 states. This is an amazing accomplishment. Way to go team!

Congratulations to Faith Murray for being named one of WNYT’s 13 Kids Who Care! Faith has done an amazing job of raising money for Camp Abilities by collecting, and returning, bottles and cans.

Second graders at West Sand Lake Elementary held their own Cystic Fibrosis walk in hallways and classrooms to help raise awareness about the disease while supporting a fellow classmate. Teachers and students also participated in the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk at The Crossings. This is a great way to rally and show support for a friend!

As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – averillpark.k12.ny.us. You can also follow AP on Facebook and Twitter.

~Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent

 

Lauren Elder honored at Union College’s Prize Day

SCHENECTADY, NY — Lauren Elder, of Wynantskill, NY, was honored at Union College’s annual Prize Day celebration.

Students were honored for achievement in academics, research, service and governance. Elder, a member of the Class of 2019, was honored with the Julian B. Hoffman, M.D. Memorial Award, to the student, preferably premedical, for distinguished interest, devotion, and contribution to the arts or intellectual climate at Union College.

 

Roger Williams University Announces Spring Dean’s List

BRISTOL, RI — Select students have been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.

The following local students have been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I.:

Benjamin Crawley, of Poestenkill, NY
Lindsey Dreher, of Troy, NY
Kaila Kutz, of Castleton on Hudson, NY
Kyle Rich, of Castleton on Hudson, NY
Shirah Strock, of Castleton on Hudson, NY

 

Students named to Dean’s List at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, PA — The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester at Grove City College:

Noah Rosamilia, a Computer Science major, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. Noah is a 2016 graduate of Homeschool and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rosamilia (Michelle) from Averill Park, NY.

Lydia Murphy, a Biology major, has been named to the Dean’s List with High Distinction for the Spring 2019 semester. Lydia is a 2018 graduate of Averill Park High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Murphy (Rhonda) from West Sand Lake, NY.

Students eligible for the Dean’s List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean’s List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean’s List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.

 

SUNY Canton Students Named to Spring Dean’s List

CANTON, NY — Students are being recognized for earning Dean’s List honors during the spring 2019 semester at SUNY Canton.

“On behalf of the college’s deans, I congratulate all of our honor students for their exceptional commitment to their SUNY Canton education,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “This achievement serves as a milestone on their successful journey through college.”

Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have earned a GPA between 3.25 and 3.74. All honors are a mark of distinction and recognition of outstanding academic efforts and scholarship.

Students who earned Dean’s List honors include:

Alexis M. Carreau of Hoosick Falls, NY (12090), who is majoring in the SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program.

Nicholas C. Ballato of Poestenkill, NY (12140), who is majoring in the SUNY Canton Emergency Management program.

 

SUNY Canton Students Named to Spring 2019 President’s List

CANTON, NY — SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran recognizes more than 530 students for earning President’s List honors during the spring 2019 semester.

“We are celebrating the students with the highest grades at the college,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “Their success is a point of pride for us. The college’s faculty, staff and administration are proud to share in their achievement.”

President’s List recognizes full-time students who achieve a GPA of 3.75 to 4.0. A complete list of academic honors for the semester will be listed on the college’s website.

Students to earn President’s List honors include:

Heather Daoust of Castleton On Hudson, NY (12033), who is majoring in the SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation program.

Raechel M. Yost of Rensselaer

NY (12144), who is majoring in the SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology program.

 

Elizabeth Kiley-Bergen named to dean’s list at Bates College

LEWISTON, ME — Elizabeth Kiley-Bergen of Troy, N.Y. was named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April 2019. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.77 or higher.

Kiley-Bergen, the daughter of Mr. J. Michael Bergen and Ms. C. Abbie Kiley of Troy, N.Y., is a 2016 graduate of Emma Willard School. She is a junior majoring in politics and French and Francophone studies at Bates.

 

SNHU Announces President’s List

MANCHESTER, NH — It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the winter 2019 President’s List. The winter term runs from January to May.

Eligibility for the President’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.7-4.0 and earn 12 credits for the semester.

Daniel Hopler of Troy (12180)
Ingrid Morton of Troy (12180)

 

Students Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT — Some 3,275 students were awarded degrees during the University of Vermont’s 218th commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2019.

Darren Walker who presides over the Ford Foundation, one of the world’s most influential social justice philanthropies and one of the largest private foundations in the United States, delivered the address.

Aine Hardaker, of Nassau, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences.
Alexandria Lambright, of East Greenbush, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences.
Olivia Verdile, of East Greenbush, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science & Disorders.
Molly Welch, of Troy, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education – Social Science.

 

Columbia High School Class of ’79 40th year reunion

The Columbia High School Class of ’79 40th year reunion will be held on Friday, November 29th, 6:30-11:30 pm at The Century House in Latham.

Details on Columbia High School Class of ‘79 Facebook page.

 

Locals support Stahlman Fund

Elmer E. Stahlman

A pleasure to say, “Thank You”, for the donations!

The following businesses were donors to the raffle benefit of the Elmer E. Stahlman Scholarship Fund:

Towne Tavern, Sand Lake Clipper, Tremont’s Lumber Company, Lakeview on Crystal Lake, Young’s Pharmacy and General Store, Paula’s Country Kitchen, Jiff-E-Mart, Mess Hall, Passion For Fashion, A.J.’s Pizzeria, Leckonby’s Autoworks, Subway, Sunoco On-the-Go and Lee Sun Chinese Restaurant.

Encouraging patronage of these businesses! Thanks, also, to Kiwanis of Sand Lake for accommodating this endeavor at Summerfest!

The fund established by the Class of 1955 of Averill Park School District #1 specifically assists graduates who will continue education to become teachers. “Prof” Stahlman spoke this directive.

Planned an award this June, thanks to all who have donated making this possible.

~Nancy W. Davis, Class of 1955

 

Senior Membership Meeting

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY – On Friday, June 7, 2019, at 11:00 am there will be a Senior Membership Meeting at the Everett Wagar Senior Center. All members are encouraged to come and be a part of the decisions that affect your senior center. Stay for our noon meal (Cubed Steak) after the meeting for a suggested donation of $3.00. Games and fellowship will follow. To make reservations for lunch, call the center at 518-279-3413.

 

2019 Town of Brunswick Spring/ Summer Pick-Up Schedule

What can be picked up:

  • please no sticks, dirt or rocks or any material other than leaves and grass should be placed in bags
  • we do not use leaf vacuums in the spring.
  • limbs must be piled neatly, 8’ long-no larger than 6” diameter
  • avoid piling brush near utility poles and under trees, wires, or out in the street.
  • we do not go on private property.
  • clean wood only
  • we will also pick up other yard waste, such as grass clippings, provided biodegradable paper bags are used.
  • branches must be free of roots and dirt. We do not pick up rocks, stumps, rubbish, etc. Please do not put these items out with your branches.
  • please no clear cutting of lots
  • no commercial pickups
  • residents are also encouraged to dispose of leaves and grass at our recycling center, it is located across from the town garage. Please check with recycling department prior to drop off and deposit brush in designated place and leaves and grass in designated place.
  • items must be at roadside on the first day of scheduled pickup.

Monthly brush and yard waste pick-up schedule will be the following dates. Items to be out by first day in front of your residence only.

June 17th-June 21st
July 15th –July 19th
August 19th-August 23rd
September 16th-September 20th
October 21st-October 25th (last pick-up for season)

If you have any questions, please call 518-279-3461, ext. 100.

 

Senior Center Grafton Groups

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, has 3 groups that meet on a regular basis. Groups include the Scrapbooking Group, the Quilting Club and the Stitching Chicks Knit and Crochet group.

Residents 60 and older have a good time, sharing ideas, patterns, and fellowship.

For more information on the groups, call 518-279-3413.

 

Bell Top Elementary School Accepting “Wall of Fame” Nominees

The East Greenbush Central Schools’ Bell Top Elementary School is preparing for the

Annual Bell Ringers Wall of Fame. This honor is bestowed upon former Bell Top students who have attained significant accomplishments in the criteria areas of Academics, the Arts, Citizenship, or Athletics. According to the school’s selection committee, any citizen may nominate a former Bell Top student whom they believe has made an outstanding achievement and/or commitment in any of the criteria area.

The District’s June 2018 Columbia High School graduates will automatically be recognized and inducted to the school’s Wall of Fame if they have graduated Valedictorian, Salutatorian, or earned Summa Cum Laude honors.

Nomination applications can be requested by phone (518-207-2600) or on our website. All nominations must be received on/or before Friday, June 7, 2019.

This year’s selected Bell Top alumni will be invited to participate in the induction ceremony on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 2:15pm. The honorees will also have their names engraved on a plaque, which will be prominently displayed at the school.

 

 

Local Students Named to Spring Dean’s List at Hudson Valley CC

TROY, NY — More than 1,000 students were named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Hudson Valley Community College.

Local students include:

Lindsay Buell of Averill Park, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Danielle Bunney of Averill Park, who is studying in the Accounting academic program.
Spencer Butterfield of Averill Park, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Dominic Carnibucci of Averill Park, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Taylor Catlin of Averill Park, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Orion Gannon of Averill Park, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Andrea Garrow of Averill Park, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.
Nathan Michael of Averill Park, who is studying in the Clean Energy Management academic program.
Katherine Munyan of Averill Park, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Christian Nash of Averill Park, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Zachary Nichols of Averill Park, who is studying in the Construction Technology academic program.
Tyler Ranken of Averill Park, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Hanna Teal of Averill Park, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science Honors academic program.
Jackson Wenstrom of Averill Park, who is studying in the Exercise Science academic program.
Megan Woods of Averill Park, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Wyatt Greene of Berlin, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Jason Forte of Castleton, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Elvia Garcia of Castleton, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Chase Honsinger of Castleton, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Crystal Clements of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography academic program.
Katlyn Fountain of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Emily Franks of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Sarah Hadley of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Fine Arts academic program.
Krista Halvax of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Health Information Management and Technology academic program.
Mattison Hayes of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
John Hope of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Patrick Lewis of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Alessandro Puccio of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Emergency Med Technician – Paramedic academic program.
Alaina Rossetti of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Ethan Samarija of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Madeline Skidmore of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Fine Arts academic program.
Caroline White of Castleton on Hudson, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Caroline Flynn of Cropseyville, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Nicole Silvester of Cropseyville who is studying in the Digital Media academic program.
Michael Theakos of Cropseyville who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Jonathan Arensmeyer of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Emergency Med Technician – Paramedic academic program.
Deric Boccuto of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Zachary Buono of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Health and Wellness Studies academic program.
Kaitlin Cancelliere of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Helena Cronin of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Biotechnology academic program.
Mindy Fisher of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Noah Keneston-Colby of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Eric Morris of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Respiratory Care academic program.
Emily Novak of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Christian Palmer of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Digital Media academic program.
Jessica Secor-Rubenstein of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Samuel Wilcox of East Greenbush, who is studying in the Health Information Management and Technology academic program.
Grace Goodall of East Schodack, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Jaclyn McGlynn of East Schodack, who is studying in the Biological Sciences academic program.
Logan Hart-Grasse of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Lukas Cassick of Nassau, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems academic program.
Kelsie Christian of Nassau, who is studying in the Radiologic Technology academic program.
Jessica Colket of Nassau, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Julia Henderson of Nassau, who is studying in the   Individual Studies academic program.
Mikayla Mahoney of Nassau, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Samuel Meppen of Nassau, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Alexander Needham of Nassau, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Ashlie Tillou of Nassau, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Emily Velasquez of Nassau, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.
Katherine Hart of Poestenkill, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Dylan Jones of Poestenkill, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Chad Novak of Poestenkill, who is studying in the Emergency Med Technician – Paramedic academic program.
Hannah Shoemaker of Poestenkill, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Brendan Anderson of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Entrepreneurship academic program.
Ryan Anderson of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Public Administration Studies academic program.
Dylan Biancaniello of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Carrie Bornt of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Respiratory Care academic program.
Annalise Burdick of Rensselaer who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.
Sawyer Dulong of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Marketing academic program.
Andrea Edwards of Rensselaer who is studying in the Entrepreneurship academic program.
Jarred Fink of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Liberal Arts & Sciences – Adolescent Education academic program.
Megan Grashaw of Rensselaer who is studying in the Dental Hygiene academic program.
Hanjy Hutchison of Rensselaer who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Janessa Karlquist of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Kylie Kerr of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Zo Ko of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Civil Engineering Technology academic program.
Inki Lee of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Breonna Libby of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
William Mackesey of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Mechanical Engineering Technology academic program.
Erika Mitchell of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Alanis Ortiz of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Exercise Science academic program.
Christopher Passineau of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Truman Perry of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program.
Jesse Pferr of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Alexander Reed of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science Honors academic program.
Keira Schultz of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Jacqueline Spang of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Vincent Storms of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Alaysia Thomas of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Jennifer Viola of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Teresa Walls of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Zackary Watkins of Rensselaer who is studying in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program.
Catherine Weitzel of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Gordon Whitney of Rensselaer who is studying in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program.
Skyler Williams of Rensselaer, who is studying in the Digital Media academic program.
Morgan Angrisano of Sand Lake, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Alana Gerus of Sand Lake, who is studying in the Environmental Science academic program.
Stephen Brokalis Of Stephentown, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Cheyanne Fink of Stephentown, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Schyler Haita of Stephentown, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Michael Kelly of Stephentown, who is studying in the Mechanical Engineering Technology academic program.
Peter Palmerino of Stephentown, who is studying in the Cybersecurity academic program.
Mackenzie Adams of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Paige Alaxanian of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Elliot Ankomah of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Michael Anthony of Troy, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Esra Balim of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Jolene Ballentine of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
William Barker of Troy, who is studying in the Engineering Science academic program.
Samantha Bayly of Troy, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Thalia Blankson of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Steven Bodnar of Troy, who is studying in the Respiratory Care academic program.
Anouk Bourdeau of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Adam Britton of Troy, who is studying in the Respiratory Care academic program.
Anna Bruno of Troy, who is studying in the Physical Education Studies academic program.
Elizabeth Burridge of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Shana Bush of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Lucy Cadman of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Vincent Castaldo of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Evan Chevrette of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Evita Ciccone of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Anthony Colletti of Troy, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Ian Cox of Troy, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Avery Curley of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Rasean Daniels of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Kameron Debell of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Joseph Degiorgio of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Maria DeLaPiedra of Troy, who is studying in the Teaching Assistant academic program.
Anna Derevyanchenko of Troy who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Michael Donkor of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Jessica Dworakowski of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Aliya Elliott of Troy, who is studying in the Respiratory Care academic program.
Mickayla Fitzpatrick of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Darrel Flanders of Troy, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems System & Network Administration academic program.
Dontay Folkes of Troy, who is studying in the Exercise Science academic program.
Markus Ford of Troy, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Lawrence Funk of Troy, who is studying in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program.
Michele Gavin of Troy, who is studying in the Dental Assisting academic program.
Jordan Gershaw of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Nicholas Gervais of Troy, who is studying in the Marketing academic program.
Madison Gragnano of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Christian Gre of Troy, who is studying in the Engineering Science academic program.
Doranni Green of Troy, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Daniel Greene of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Saquion Gullett of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Zachary Guthrie of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Jahsiah Harris of Troy, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Devon Hines of Troy, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Julien Khurey of Troy, who is studying in the Digital Media academic program.
Zachary Kippen of Troy, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Stephen Kneer of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Richard Kruszeski of Troy, who is studying in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program.
Walter Kurzejeski of Troy, who is studying in the Exercise Science academic program.
Carla LaFleur of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Nathan Laustrup of Troy, who is studying in the Environmental Science academic program.
Lindsey Livingston of Troy, who is studying in the Emergency Med Technician – Paramedic academic program.
Trevor Lloyd of Troy, who is studying in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology academic program.
Nathan Lyman of Troy, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Catherine Lynch of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Riley Martin of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Miranda McAvoy of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Molly McGrath of Troy, who is studying in the Chemical Dependency Counseling academic program.
Joseph McNamara of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Ty McNeill of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Josie Merritt of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Makayla Messore of Troy, who is studying in the Marketing academic program.
Malcomn Mohabir of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Stacy Monroe of Troy, who is studying in the Dental Hygiene academic program.
Xavier Morris of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Caleb Morrissey of Troy, who is studying in the Exercise Science academic program.
Nathaniel Mylott of Troy, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Micheala Newfield of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Aleysha Nieves of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Melanie Novenche of Troy, who is studying in the Emergency Med Technician – Paramedic academic program.
Scott O’Hara of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Rzan Omer of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Kwanzel Parker of Troy, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems academic program.
Madalyn Passonno of Troy, who is studying in the Health Information Management and Technology academic program.
Jihad Perez of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Alissa Peterson of Troy, who is studying in the Accounting academic program.
Craig Phillips of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Jamie Popp of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Joseph Pouliott of Troy, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Rachael Rebhun of Troy, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Dylan Reece of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Alex Refner of Troy, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems academic program.
Maria Reynolds of Troy, who is studying in the Engineering Science academic program.
Judith Rice of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Curtis Richards of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
James Riggins of Troy, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Julia Rivera of Troy, who is studying in the Early Childhood Administration academic program.
Cynthia Roberts of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Cashawnda Rowlett of Troy, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Ann Rumrill of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
James Saleh of Troy, who is studying in the Marketing academic program.
Marisol Sanchez Martinez of Troy, who is studying in the Radiologic Technology academic program.
Shannon Seney of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Matthew Sheldon of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Ethan Simmons of Troy, who is studying in the Construction Technology academic program.
Brooke Smith of Troy, who is studying in the Construction Technology academic program.
Kyle St. Denis of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Alexandra Stroman of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Brianna Suriano of Troy, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program.
Cassandra Tenace of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Skyler Teta of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Maggie Thomas of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Sean Thornton of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Austin VanDeBogart-Gonzalez of Troy, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems academic program.
James Vandenburgh of Troy, who is studying in the Non Matriculated academic program.
Jared Vartigian of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Oryonnah Vaughan of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Conway Vumbaco of Troy, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Katherine Wheeler of Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Tosha Wilson of  Troy, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Saverio Yamin of Troy, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Brian Ziembiec of Troy, who is studying in the Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services academic program.
Sylvian Zwynenburg of Troy, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Michael Ballard of West Sand Lake, who is studying in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance academic program.
Crystal Harvey of West Sand Lake, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Anna Holzman of West Sand Lake, who is studying in the Automotive Technical Services academic program.
Taylor Milkiewicz of West Sand Lake, who is studying in the Forensic Science Studies academic program.
Brandon Ortega Solis of West Sand Lake, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program.
Dylan Ortega Solis of West Sand Lake, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Alan Abeling of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science academic program.
Kyle Audi of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Jacqueline Bornt of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Early Childhood Administration academic program.
Maxwell Candlen of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Physical Sciences academic program.
Annemarie Catone of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Human Services academic program.
Joseph Finelli of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Accounting academic program.
Maurice Germinerio of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Jarrad Gundlach of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program.
Jordan Hannigan of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Criminal Justice Academic program.
Khadejah Hayati of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.
Tareq Hayati of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Computer Information Systems academic program.
Keara Kelley of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Forensic Science Studies academic program.
Catherine Mullin of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Nursing academic program.
Robert Schmitz of Wynantskill, who is studying in the Environmental Science academic program.

The Dean’s List recognizes those full-time students and part-time students registered for at least six college credits who have a term average of 3.00 to less than 3.50 and who received no grade of “D,” “F,” “I,” “Z,” or “W” on their record for that term. Students must have completed at least 12 college credits successfully.

 

Greenbush Cemetery in need of donations

The Greenbush Cemetery was incorporated in 1845.  From Columbia Turnpike, one can see we are an old, historic cemetery in the Town of East Greenbush. However, we are still active and offering lots sales for a reasonable cost in three new sections.

With lifestyle changes in a more mobile culture, our cemetery is suffering financially. Lot sales are way down and more cremations are being done rather than burials. Cemeteries are forced to rely on donations to keep operating.

The Greenbush Cemetery estimates the operating cost for 2019 is $20,000.00.  We will need to raise $15,000.00 to stay operational for this year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help maintain this historic cemetery in East Greenbush.
The Greenbush Cemetery Board of Trustees (all volunteers) will be most appreciative!

We will publicly list you as a donor unless you wish to remain anonymous.
Please make checks payable to: Greenbush Cemetery Association.
Please mail checks to Jim Finke, Treasurer, 13 Horizon View Drive West, East Greenbush, NY 12061.

For more information, contact: Bobbie Reno 518-465-7938. Thank you.

 

Rensselaer City Historian’s Office seeking info. on Albany Woolen Mill

Rensselaer City Historian’s Office is seeking any information on the Albany Woolen Mill on Green Street in Rensselaer City. Personal remembrances, receipts, documents, advertisements, pay stubs, anything related to the AWM.

We are told AWM once manufactured Woolen sweaters and perhaps jackets for the US military during World War II. From time to time there was Surplus sales of irregular garments.

Any stories, photos, reports or artifacts, letters of Commerce, employee information documents. We are looking to reweave the story of the fabric dye and textile industry once prominent in Rensselaer City. Information can be sent to the Office of the Historian 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer City, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

 

Poestenkill “Bread of Life” Food Pantry

Poestenkill “Bread of Life” food pantry, 772 Route 351, is stocked and ready to share.

Come check us out, take home some samples of what we have for you and your family.
We have a wonderfully generous and supportive community who care very much for anyone who could benefit with good nutritious food items.
We are here on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5 to 7 pm and on the 4th Saturdays, 10 am to Noon every month.
Please come and visit us, see for yourself what we are all about.

For more information or if you may have questions, call 518-283-6045 and leave a name and phone number. We will return your call. Thanks.

 

Sage Colleges Scholarship Benefits for APHS Students Enrolled in Arts or Education

TROY & ALBANY, N.Y. — The Sage Colleges and the Opalka family encourage Averill Park seniors to apply for the Opalka Family Scholarship.
Any student from Averill Park High School looking to enter the field of Art + Design at The Sage Colleges is eligible for a $5,000 yearly scholarship for a total of $20,000 over four years. Additionally, a $5,000 scholarship (total of $20,000 over four years) is offered to Averill Park students interested in majoring in Education at The Sage Colleges. The scholarship is offered to up to four students in the field of Education and four students in the field of Art + Design for a total of eight annual scholarships.
Established in 2001 by the Opalka family, the scholarship has supported Averill Park students for more than a decade. Chet and Karen Opalka continue to demonstrate their support for the community this year by offering the scholarship to seniors enrolled at Sage for the upcoming fall semester. Chet Opalka also serves The Sage Colleges as part of their Board of Trustees.
For more information about scholarship qualifications, or to apply, contact Sarah Barrett, director of undergraduate enrollment management, at barres2@nullsage.edu or at (518) 244-2441.

 

APHS Class of ’69 Looking for members

APHS Class of ’69 is looking for Linda Abbott, Caroline Corey, Paul Dinovo, Mary Ann Farron, Linda Defiglio, Bill Ilves, Linda Johnson, Nancy Kemmy, Sharon Lewis, Roger Parrotte, Nancy Revoir, Richard Schmidt, Albert Tinker, Sue Walters.

Any info, please contact Jackie Tremont at 518 527-9926 and leave message.

 

Scholarship offered for high school senior

The Stephentown Memorial Library will be granting a $2000 scholarship to one graduating high school senior for his or her demonstration of community service. To be eligible for consideration, the student must be a Stephentown resident and have been accepted to a two or four-year college or university. Go to our website at www.stephentownlibrary.org to download and print the application. Applications are also available at the following places:

  • Stephentown Memorial Library
  • Berlin High School Guidance Office
  • New Lebanon High School Guidance Office
  • Averill Park High School Guidance Office

Please email SML Director Kim Roppolo at director@nullstephentownlibrary.org with any questions.

 

Class Reunion Save The Date

Save the date, October 4, 2019, Catholic Central High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion at Franklin Terrace. More information to follow.

 

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.

 

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: aphs1989reunion@nullgmail.com 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!

 

Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline

1-833-467-3123

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 Renscohelpline@nullgmail.com

 

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.

 

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 http://www.nycapega.org or on facebook.com/nydcega.  Come Join Us!

 

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  www.bit.ly/PoestenkillYouth

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 nassausunshinefund@nullgmail.com.

GET INVOLVED, ­BE A PART OF IT!!

 

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 www.wynantskillufsd.org.

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.

 

Sheriff Patrick Russo Announces Membership Drive

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Rensselaer County according to Sheriff Patrick Russo.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979. It is a not-for-profit corporation, tax exempt organization, and contributions to the Institute are tax deductible.

While the Sheriff’s Office is a unit of county government, many of the concerns of Sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies are best addressed on a statewide level. The Sheriffs’ Institute provides centralized training programs and services for all Sheriffs’ Offices, where those programs and services would be unavailable or impractical on a single county basis.

The flagship program of the Sheriffs’ Institute is the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically challenged children. The Sheriffs’ Camp, in its 42nd year of operation, is located on Keuka Lake and 840 children from across New York State attend each summer. The Sheriffs’ Institute pays the entire cost of the camp stay and transportation. Most children attending wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity for vacation travel or a summer camp experience.

“In these difficult economic times we cannot forget our youth who will not have the opportunity for a summer camp experience or a summer vacation,” Sheriff Patrick Russo said. “By becoming an honorary member, you are supporting the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically disadvantaged children.”

In addition, the Sheriffs’ Institute operates a scholarship program that provides one scholarship to each of New York State’s Community College’s Criminal Justice Programs. This program is designed to help attract the best and the brightest to the criminal justice vocation.

For more information about the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp and other Sheriffs’ Institute Programs, visit our website, www.sheriffsinstitute.org or simply google “Sheriffs’ Institute kids” and it will be your first option.

Financial support for many of the Sheriffs’ Institute programs comes from Honorary Membership dues. Any persons interested in supporting the efforts of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute by becoming an Honorary Member should contact the Sheriff if they do not receive an invitation in the mail or visit our web site at: www.sheriffsinstitute.org to download an application.

 

 

Land Trust Spring Bottle Drive

Return your bottles and cans and help the Schodack Area Land Trust (SALT).

Through an arrangement with Six-Cent Redemption, behind Starbucks in Hannaford Plaza, SALT will receive six cents for every container you donate to the cause. Simply drop off your containers and say, “These are for SALT.” No need to wait or feed cans into a machine.

SALT is a 13-year-old not-for-profit which manages 60 acres of land open to the public for passive recreation. Access to the property is from Thoroughbred Dr. off Palmer Rd. SALT’s biggest expense is insurance.

 

Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Available

Wynantskill UFSD would like to inform our community that information and applications for the Free and Reduced- Price Lunch Program are available on the district website, www.wynantskillufsd.org, or by calling Food Services Director Lori Audi at 518-283-4600 ext. 22.

The National School Lunch Program is a completely confidential program that has helped ensure children have access to nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches since 1946.

 

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.
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