Cuisine 11.07.19

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Glendora Vegetarian Club

Folks, you don’t know how hard it was to be vegan back in the 1960s. Your family was angry at you. You could not find vegan substitutes because vegan foods were scarce. People did not have your compassion for animals. You just don’t know how much easier it is today to be vegan.

In his book Powerful Vegan Messages, Jay Dinshah says, “Stepping into veganism is a simultaneous three-part process. One part is learning about the gastronomical pleasures available in the plant kingdom so they can be integrated into daily meals. The second is discontinuing use of all animal products…. The third part is utilizing ahimsa (avoiding harm to all living creatures).”

We are so happy now to be able to go into a restaurant and know that everything is vegan without having to ask. This is why we like the new Berben and Wolff in Troy, where everything on the menu is vegan: southern fried cauliflower, vegan mozzarella sticks, Reubens, chickpea salad instead of tuna salad, a Seitan Philly, BLTs, wingburgers, Cubano Paninis. All desserts are also vegan. We did not have such a restaurant in the ‘60s.

The last Wednesday of November Glendora wants the meeting to be at Burger King in Menands for the all-vegan hamburger. Do you see now how much easier it is to be vegan?

Joke of the Week:

The barber asked his customer where he was going on vacation. The customer replied, Rome. The barber said,”You won’t like Rome. The beds are hard. The food is bad. And you won’t get to see the pope.”

The young man was disheartened, but he went to Rome anyway. When he returned, the barber asked, “Where did you go?” The young man said, “I went to Rome. The beds were comfortable. The food was delicious. And I did get to see the pope.” The barber said, “You got to see the pope?! What did he say to you?” The young man replied, “He patted me on the head 3 times and asked, ‘Where did you get that haircut?’ “

Glendora, 518-610-5810

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Annual Veterans Day Pasta Dinner – Honoring our Veterans & Active Duty Members

Join the Sand Lake Kiwanis Club with the VFW & American Legion in honoring our Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Saturday November 9th from 4 to 7 PM at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall (Rte. 43) for an “All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner”.

Families (adult with up to four children) flat rate of $25.00 – Individuals $10.00. Veterans Eat Free!!

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Melvin Roads Verterans Day

Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 celebrates Veterans Day, 1:00 PM, Monday , November 11th, 2019 at the post, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Enjoy the parade & then stop by Melvin Roads for our ceremony & refreshments. One hundred & one years ago, The Great War ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour. Our name sake Private Melvin Roads died the night before the Armistice took effect. PVT Roads served his country, and gave his life to a cause he believed in. Post 1231 celebrates his service and the service of all veteran’s, along with their families. Please join us as we and our local representatives support all veteran’s everywhere.

The 21st Annual Rensselaer County Veterans Breakfast, sponsored by Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, Veterans Service Agency, is served at Melvin Roads American Legion this year on Sunday November 10th, 2019 . All veterans and their families are welcome to come down and enjoy a special breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 AM with a Ceremony at noon. County, and State representatives will award medals at the noon ceremony to individuals who were awarded the medals, but never received them.

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Free Spaghetti Supper in Lansingburgh on Wed. Nov. 6

FreeTrinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its 4th Annual Free Community Spaghetti Dinner in the parish hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy, from 9 AM to 7 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. All are welcome to enjoy spaghetti, sauce, bread, salad and dessert. Craft items will be available for purchase in the parish “Holiday Shop.” The dinner is held to honor the memories of Reverend Frederic Leach and Diane Leach. For more information, call (518)237-7831 or visit www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org.

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Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Announces Fall Festival of Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Fall Festival of Literacy will be held on November 14, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. LVORC’s student authors will be joined by Dr. Steven Sandler, author of Tea with Freud. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.lvorc.org. Networking with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 and the program will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The Fall Festival of Literacy is an evening of life-affirming true stories by our adult literacy students and tutors. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide free literacy programs and services to adults and children in Rensselaer County and nearby communities. For more information, visit www.lvorc.org.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Grafton Merry Makers Meeting 11/13

The November meeting of the Grafton Merry Makers will take place on November 13 at the Everett Wagar Senior Center in Grafton and is open to all seniors in Rensselaer County. A cover dish dinner starts at 5:30 PM followed by our meeting at 6:30 PM Bingo will follow the meeting This will be our last meeting for the year. We will start back up again in March 2020.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Fish Fryday

On Friday November 8th 2019, the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus will hold a Fish Fry Dinner. Dinners will be served from 5-7 PM.

Menu; Fish Fry or Clam Roll Dinner ($10.00) served with French Fries or Onion Rings and Coleslaw, Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate and Dessert.

Children $ 4.00. ( 5-10) menu includes Fish Sticks, French Fries or Onion Rings, Applesauce, Juice or Milk.

Children Under 5 are Free!

$8.00 for a Fish Fry or Clam Roll Only is available also!

For information 518 783 0572 or www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

November All You Can Eat Breakfast

On Sunday November 10th, 2019, the Latham Colonie Council Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus will host their “All You Can Eat Breakfast”!

Serving from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Menu includes; Variety of Juices, Rolls, Sweet Breads, an Omelet Station, Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Corned Beef Hash, Bacon, Sausage, Cereals, Bananas and Fruit Cup.

Adults $9, Children 5-10 $4 and Children Under 5 are Free!

Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus is located at 328 Troy, Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110

for information 518 783 0572 or www.lathamcolonie.com/events.

10/10/2019 – 11/07/2019

East Nassau Cookie Contest November 10th

Mayor Adam Acquario announced the Village of East Nassau’s 6th Annual Cookie Contest, Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at the Hoags Corners Fire House. Doors open at 1 p.m., judges begin tasting at 2 pm.

Anyone interested in entering the contest can do so by emailing cookies@nullvillageofeastnassau.org or calling Tom Kernan at 518-766-5131. You can also visit villageofeastnassau.org/cookie to print out a form. Just Bring the form, a $10 entry contribution and two dozen cookies to the event. Your cookie may become the Official Cookie of East Nassau! A prestigious honor sought by many.

Stewart’s ice cream for all, local entertainment as well as Chinese and regular auctions of outstanding items donated by nearby merchants and restaurants will be on hand as we get together for a good time.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Holidays are Busy So Let the VFW Auxiliary Bake your Thanksgiving pies for you!

The Auxiliary to Sullivan Jones Post 7466 are now taking orders for pies with a deadline of November 15th. Pies are $14.00 each, 9 inch with choices of Apple, Blueberry, Cherry and Pumpkin. You can call Nancy 518-283-6197 to order or stop In to the Post Canteen to place your order. Pick up will be on November 27th between 12:00 and 5:00 in Post Canteen. Proceeds will help to support the VA Hospital’s Food Pantry Program! VFW Post located at 25 Veterans St, Poestenkill, NY

10/17/2019 – 11/07/2019

Veterans Day Luncheon

The Town of Lake Luzerne Senior Center cordially invites veterans and family to a luncheon in your honor on Thursday, November 7th at 11:30

Gary Ferris of Greenwich will bring a World War 11 radio show back to life. Mr. Ferris is a singer and a musician who plays the trombone, horn and bugle, he will perform his one-man “Until It’s Over Over There” and read actual commercials and letters from troops.

This luncheon and show is free to our veterans and a donation of $3.00 to others attending. Call Barb to reserve your seat 518-696-6451.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Veterans Day Dinner

VFW Post 1938, Poplar Street, Valley Falls is hosting a turkey dinner in honor of Veterans on Saturday, November 9 from 5 – 7. Free for Veterans, $10 age 13 and up, $5 children 5 – 12, free for under 5.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Kiwanis Announces Free Meals to Honor Veterans

“Town of Sand Lake Comes Together to Honor our Veterans” – On May 11th 1938, President Franklin D Roosevelt declared November 11th to be Armistice Day as a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of World Peace and all those who fought for that Peace. On October 8th, 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower issued an Executive Order for the first Veteran’s Day Proclamation. In that proclamation the President stated “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this Anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations and the entire citizenry will join hands in a common purpose”. On Saturday, November 9th , 2019, the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, The American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Averill Park, The Sand Lake Veteran’s Association, the APHS Key Club,, Knights of Columbus and the Cross Roads Restaurants will honor our local veterans by providing a free veteran’s “all you can eat spaghetti dinner”, at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall from 4 PM to 7 PM. The West Sand Lake Fire Hall will be decked out in patriotic colors. Meals will be served by the APCSD Kiwanis Clubs and the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake. The Cross Roads Restaurant will be providing a delicious sauce cooked to perfection by Kiwanis Club members. A special Fallen Comrade’s Table will honor the brave brothers and sisters who never returned from their call to arms. Please join us November 9th and pay tribute our defenders of freedom as we celebrate Veteran’s Day. The meals will be limited to the first 120 people. There will be a 50/50 Raffle by the American Legion and VFW Posts of Averill Park. Admission will be Free to Sand Lake Veterans – Retired and Active Duty, $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and $ 25 for a family of up to- 5 exclusive of the Veteran.

Submitted by: John C. Brownrigg, Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake

10/17/2019 – 11/07/2019

Wreaths Across America Roast Beef Dinner

Please join us at the American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave. in Wynantskill on Saturday, November 9th for our 3rd annual roast beef dinner to benefit Wreaths Across America. All proceeds will be used to purchase wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves at Saratoga National Cemetery on Saturday, December 14th.

Dinner will be served 2-6pm, eat in or takeout and includes: roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, cake, water and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance (available at the post) and $12 at the door. Presales are suggested as this sold out last year and walk-ins are not guaranteed. For more info, contact Jeff @518-376-8087.

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

WSL Fire Dept Auxiliary Breakfast 11/17/19

Please join the West Sand Lake Fire Dept-Auxiliary for Breakfast on 11/17/19 from 7:30am to 11:30am at the West Sand Lake Fire hall. Eat In or Take Out. Call 674-3677. Breakfast Includes, Scrambled Eggs, Cheesy Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries w/cheese, French Toast, a variety of Pancakes including Mickey Mouse, Homemade Muffins, Fruit, Toast, Bagles, Juice and Coffee. Southern Sausage Gravy & Biscuits will be served until they run out! Adults $10, Children (5-12) $6 and children under 5 are free.

10/10/2019 – 11/14/2019

Giving Thanks Gathering

3rd Annual Giving Thanks Gathering hosted by For His Purpose Ministries at the East Greenbush Fire House. Family style meal for free – we will have football on and giveaways! We’d love to provide a place for anyone to feel welcome and not be home alone this holiday! Please RSVP for your place at the table – Eric (518) 858-4436 or Ashley (518) 451-0037.

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Salem Church – Ham Dinner

Salem United Methodist Church hosts its annual Ham Dinner, Saturday November 23, 2019. Menu includes Ham with Raisin Sauce, Coleslaw, Harvard Beets, Butternut Squash, Scalloped Potatoes, Rolls & Butter, Pie, Coffee, Tea & Decaf. Dinner is from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Cost is $12.00 per person. Start your holiday shopping early — homemade crafts will be available. Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 518-674-3106, or call/text Carol at 518-330-7609. SUMC is located at 349 Shaver Road (off Route 150). Visit our website: wslsumc.wordpress.com

10/31/2019 – 11/28/2019

Troy Elks November Dinners

We need your support as customers at our November fund raisers so we can continue to best/serve our community. November 5th, Election Day Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, $11.00 from 4-6:30 PM. Wednesday November 13th, Roast Beef with all the trimmings $11.00 from 4-6:30 PM. All dinners include coffee/tea/dessert. Take outs available. Friday Night Dinners $12.00 Serving 5-7:30 PM. All dinners includes soup, coffee/tea & dessert. November 1st BR/FR Haddock & Roast Turkey, November 8th BR/FR Haddock & Beef Stew , November 15th BR/FR Haddock & Chicken Parm, November 22nd BR/FR Haddock & Goulash & November 29th Closed for Holiday.

10/31/2019 – 11/28/2019

Christmas Brunch

Enjoy delicious food, lively music, and holiday camaraderie at the annual Christmas Brunch presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11am to 2pm, at The Venue (former St. Joseph’s Church), 65 Congress Street, Cohoes.  Buffet by Joe Forget.  Buffet includes Seafood Quiche, Quiche Lorraine, Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Roasted Herb Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry, Carved Ham, warm Croissants with butter, Orange Juice and Apple Juice, a Coffee and Tea station, and desserts.  French-Canadian music by John Guay, hammered dulcimer; Vonnie Estes, keyboard; Nancy Bakemeier, fiddle; and Maurice Mercier, accordion, pieds, spoons, and guitar.  50/50 raffle at the door.  $29 for adults, $14 for children 6-12.  Reservations required by December 1, and payment must be received by December 4.  Make checks payable to FeFany and send to FeFany, PO Box 354, Cohoes, NY  12047.  Contact Yvette at 518-272-5061, or whyvette48@nullyahoo.com.  Follow us at albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.

10/24/2019 – 11/28/2019

Register Now for 72nd Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning

Registration is open for the 72nd edition of the Troy Turkey Trot, the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race, on Thanksgiving morning at TroyTurkeyTrot.com.

Troy’s signature Thanksgiving holiday event, presented by Pioneer Bank, begins at 8 a.m. with the Capital Region’s only Thanksgiving Day 10K. The 10K course will close at 9:30 a.m. to facilitate the start of the Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk at 9:30 a.m. The shorter 5K distance kicks off at 10 a.m. Both the 10K and 5K feature “out and back” course configurations which start at 4th and Fulton Streets and finish at River Street’s Monument Square.

Registration is $35 (5K and 10K) and $15 (Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk). In-person registration along with bib and t-shirt pickup will be held at the Troy Atrium (4 Third Street) Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Weds., Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day-of-event registration for all events will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 15 minutes prior to the start of each event on the second floor of the Troy Atrium. Race day entry fees are $45 (5K and 10K) and $15 (Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk). Participants for all events will receive a 72nd edition blended dry-fit t-shirt, finisher’s medal, personalized finisher’s certificate and post-event refreshments.

While registering online, all participants are encouraged to donate to the event’s two main charities, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and Joseph’s House & Shelter, a Troy-based not-for-profit whose mission is to prevent and alleviate homelessness in the Capital Region.

All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. These items can be dropped off at the Troy Atrium (second floor) on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and race morning (first floor) starting at 6:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit TroyTurkeyTrot.com.


Gilead’s Body & Soul Pantry And Community Dinner

​It is time to start catching up with our friends in the community. We have heard you have missed meeting your new friends and also that one night out when you don’t have to cook. Mark those calendars because we have changed to the 3rd Thursday until January because of the Fall Holidays.

This month we will have meatloaf, potato, corn, coleslaw and desert. Dinner will be served from 3:00-6:00 pm.

Gilead Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Routes 7 and 278 in Center Brunswick and is handicapped accessible.

09/05/2019 – 05/28/2020

Valley Falls VFW Monthly Breakfast

Monthly breakfast at the VFW Post 1938, Valley Falls, NY, second Sunday of each month from September to June, 8-11 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order, french toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, toast, potatoes with sausage gravy, fruit, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 (age 13 and over), $4 (children 5-12), free (children under 5).

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