Cuisine 01.10.19

Save the Date! Roast Beef Dinner

Join us on Friday, January 11th, 4-7pm, at the Transfiguration Parish Hall, Hillview Drive, Speigletown.

We will be serving another delicious dinner at a reasonable price.   We offer a salad, roast beef, potato, a vegetable, roll and butter. Adults, $11.00, Seniors (65+) $10.00 and affordable prices for teens and children.  We also offer beer, wine, soda and dessert for purchase.  You can contact the parish offices to make reservations and purchase tickets.  The office phone numbers are 518/235-0337 or 518/753-4554.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.


Ham Dinner

The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church on 175 5th Avenue, will be hosting a Ham Dinner with Homemade Pies for dessert on Saturday, January 26th, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  Cost:  Free-will donation.  Come join us!


Roast Beef Dinner

Join us January 12th. We will be serving from 4 to 6PM, a Family Style Roast Beef Dinner, at the United Methodist Church of East Greenbush at 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush.

Cost with reservation – Over 12 yrs. $13; 5 to 11 yrs. $6, 4 and under FREE. At the Door – Over 12 yrs. $14, 5 to 11 yrs. $7, 4 and under FREE. RSVP at 518-421-2360.

The dinner will benefit the Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange.



4-H Cooking Class for Youth

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Youth Development program is holding a four-week Friday Night Chefs program. This session is for youth ten years and older who like to cook, and for those who would like to learn how to cook. The Friday Night Chefs will meet at the CCE office, located at 61 State St., Troy on the second floor, on Friday, January 18, 25; and February 1 and 8 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There is a $25.00 registration fee for 4-H members and $30.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, and registration will be limited. To register a youth, or for more information, please contact Eileen DePaula at 518-272-4210 or emd32@nullcornell.edu. For more information about this and other programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, please call 518-272-4210. No one shall be denied the opportunity to participate or receive information based on their ability to pay. If you have special needs that we can accommodate, please let us know at the time of your call.



Special Lunch at Everett Wagar Senior Center

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY – Friday, January 25, 2019 the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly Special Lunch, served at noon w/Entertainment, there will also be a 50/50 drawing. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 years of age and older, Monday thru Friday at noon, for a suggested contribution of $3.00. Stop in anytime Mon. – Fri. 9:00 – 3:00 pm for a complete monthly menu and activities calendar. Please call 518-279-3413 to make your reservations for lunch.


January All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council at 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, New York, 12110, will host their January, “All- You-Can-Eat Breakfast” on Sunday, January 13th, 2019, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

​Menu items; omelet station, pancakes, French toast served with warm syrup, fruit cup, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon, hash browns, corned beef hash, large variety of breads, pastries, and cereals. ​

​Adults $9, Children 5-10 $4, and under 5 Free. ​



End of Treatment Celebration

Join family and friends of the East Schodack Fire Company

on Friday, January 11th, to help Kelly Kendrick celebrate the end of her cancer treatments.

Homemade pizza, chicken wings and salad will be served buffet style.

Asking a donation of $15 for adults, $10 for kids 5-10 and free under 5 years old.

All proceeds will be donated to Kelly. Servings will be between 5-8 pm at Firehouse located 3017 St. Rt. 150, East Schodack 12063. Take-out dinners will be available for pick-up, call 518-479-3366.


Troy Elks January Dinners

134 N. Greenbush Rd., 518-283-1193

We need your support as customers at our January fundraisers so we can continue to best/serve our community. These funds will provide for many charitable programs.

Wednesday Night Dinners $11.00, Serving 4pm-6:30pm.

Includes coffee/tea & dessert. Take-outs available.

January 23rd – Roast Turkey with all the trimmings

Friday Night Dinners $12.00, Serving 5pm-7:30pm.

Includes soup, potato, vegetable, coffee/tea & dessert.

January 11th – BR/FR Haddock or Liver & Bacon

January 18th – BR/FR Haddock or Chicken Parm

January 25th – BR/FR Haddock or Beef Stew



VFW Breakfast Buffet “All-You-Can-Eat”

Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466, 25 Veterans Street, Poestenkill, “Breakfast Buffet” on Sunday, January 13th–8:00 to 11:00.  Buffet featuring eggs, breakfast meats, home fries, pancakes, homemade French toast, fruit, juice, tea and coffee.  Waffles you can top with strawberry, apples, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or chocolate syrup.  “Build your own Omelets” with ham, bacon sausage, cheeses, mushrooms, peppers and onions.  Adult regular buffet $8.00, buffet with waffle $9 or buffet with omelet $11/ Children 6-12 $4.00 & Children under 5 free.  Are you planning a special event for 2019?  Schedule your Hall or Pavilion Rentals today!  Contact Shirley Coonrad, 518-801-4615 or email sullivanjones7466@gmail.


Monthly VFW Breakfast

Monthly breakfast at the VFW Post 1938, Poplar Avenue, Valley Falls, NY on Sunday, January 13, from 8-11 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, toast, potatoes, biscuits with sausage gravy, fruit, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 (age 13 and over), $4 (children 5-12), free (children under 5).


Kiwanis Chicken BBQ

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club will be firing up its grills and selling its famous Chicken BBQ dinners on Sunday, January 27, 2019.   This is one of our largest fundraisers and the majority of the money stays within our community helping to improve the lives of local children.  The cost of the dinner is $10.00.  Dinners can be picked up from 12:00 noon until 4:00PM at the Castleton Fire Company located on Green Ave. in Castleton. To pre-order your dinner, or for more information, call 518-732-4228. Walk-ins are also welcome.

If Chicken BBQ is not your thing, we always appreciate donations.  Give us a call or stop by that day.  Checks can be made payable to the Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club and mailed to PO Box 42, Castleton, NY 12033.   Like Sweets?  The Maple Hill High School Key Club will also be holding a bake sale on this date.

Interested in joining the Kiwanis and making a difference in our community?  Community members are always welcome to attend our meetings to see what we are all about.  Meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm.  Please visit our website www.castletonkiwanis.com for more information.


Glendora Vegetarian Club 

Why does Santa Claus have three gardens?  So, he can Ho, Ho, Ho. Go Vegan

Chewy Chinese vegan pulls, Dominex’s eggplant cutlets, Gardein fishless filets,

Worthington Fri chik vegetarian, Daiya cheddar cheese sandwiches grilled.

New York State should prohibit the suffering of egg laying hens that are forced to lay eggs in egg factory cages.  Boycott egg eating; it is a menstrual cycle. Eggs are loaded with cholesterol.  How dehumanized can people sink?  The Rensselaer Dept of Aging deserves applause for their skillful logistics in serving a hot meal noontime to us, Meals on Wheels.  Glendora petitions them to provide vegan options.

An eight-year old ran into the house exclaiming, “Grandma, Grandma, I dropped my lunch bag on the driveway, and Dad backed the car over it.” Grandma said, “that’s Wheels on meals.” A man called the hospital and said he was inquiring as to the condition of James Parsons, the nurse said that Mr. Parsons was resting comfortably and would be discharged soon.  Who was calling? The man said, “James Parsons, the doctor doesn’t tell me anything.”

~Glendora    518-610-5810


Edward C. Swartz Senior Center Special Dinner

Save the Date: January 16, 2019, is the Special Dinner here at the Edward C. Swartz Senior Center. It starts at 12:00 noon with a meal consisting of Chicken Breast w/gravy, garlic butter noodles, meadow blend vegetables, dinner roll and ice cream for dessert. The popular “Santa Lucia” will be providing great music for our entertainment. Following the music, we will have refreshments, served by some of our senior volunteers.

Keep the winter blues away by joining us for a good meal and spending the afternoon with friends and music. For reservations or more information, please call 518-477-6581.



Tsatsawassa Fire Co. Monthly Breakfast

The members of the Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company will serve their monthly breakfast on Sunday, January 20, with servings from 8AM until 11:30AM.   Breakfast consists of your choice of French toast or pancakes, as well as bacon or sausage, toast, orange juice, applesauce, beverages and eggs prepared to your specifications at a donation of $7 for adults; $4 for children 5 – 12 and under 5 free.

Support your local fire company while visiting with friends and neighbors and enjoying a hearty breakfast to start your day.   The firehouse is located behind the post office near the intersection of Routes 20 and 66 North in the hamlet of Brainard.  For more information, call 518-766-3815 or during breakfast hours, call the firehouse at 518-794-8280.


Kiwanis Pasta Dinner “All-You-Can-Eat”

Fundraiser Second Sat. of Each Month

The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, January 12th, from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. All-you-can-eat – $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis projects.


Greenbush Fire Co. Pizza Night

East Greenbush Fire Co. #3, 68 Phillips Road, East Greenbush will hold their Pizza Night on January 12, 2019, eat in or take out. Time: 4:30-7:30 pm. Phone: 518.477.6503

Pizza Night Special—”Everything” All the pizza toppings, with salads, wings and mozzarella sticks.


Honest Weight Food Coop Coffeehouse/ Open Mic

The Honest Weight Food Coop at 100 Watervliet Avenue in Albany, is continuing its Coffeehouse and Open Mic – this month on January 16th from 7:00PM till 9:00PM in the Honest Weight’s Cafe area.  This free event, open to the public, will be regularly held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the future with performer sign-ups customarily held at 6:30PM.   All are welcome to this family friendly event, either as a performer, or as part of the audience, in this accepting, often inspiring and casual community event.  The Cooperative has an elaborate deli, espresso coffee bar, bakery and whole foods market that attenders are encouraged to visit without obligation.   Music performances, poetry and prose readings, comedy acts and storytelling all welcome.


Lasagna Dinner

Melrose Methodist Church, 20 Church Street, Melrose, will hold a LASAGNA DINNER on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 5:00-7:00; take out available at 4:30 p.m. Cost: adults $10.00, children 5 and under $5.00. For reservations, call 518-235-4370.  We are handicapped accessible.


President’s Day Luncheon

Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star, is hosting a President’s Day luncheon on Monday, February 18th, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the East Greenbush Masonic Temple, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. The proceeds from this luncheon will benefit the 16th annual Chapter’s scholarship fund which provides an award to a graduating senior girl from Columbia High School, Maple Hill High School and Rensselaer High School.

Menu includes Baked Meatloaf, Scalloped Potatoes and all the trimmings. The cost is $12 for adults. Reservations should be made by calling Emily at 518-438-6707 by February 14th.


Benefit Dinner for John Ostwald

A benefit to help with encouragement, prayers and financial support to help John and his family fight to overcome this terrible medical diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Sat., January 26, 2019, 2:00-7:00 pm, Italian Community Center Charitable Foundation, 1450 5th Ave., Troy, NY.

Ziti and meatballs, salad, desserts, refreshments, cash bar. $20 per person/12 and under $10. Extra donations are welcome. Multiple raffles to include homemade wine and door prize, 50/50.

Questions about the event or donations can be emailed to Mary Miele at miele418@nullyahoo.com.


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