Dining 03.16.23

Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Chicken BBQ – March 26th

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club will be firing up the grill and selling our famous Chicken BBQ dinners on Sunday, March 26th. 

This is one of our largest fundraisers, and all of the proceeds stay right here in our community. The cost of the dinners is now $12 each, and each meal includes a half-chicken, baked potato and coleslaw. Dinners can be picked up between 12:00 and 4:00pm behind the Castleton Fire Company, located at 11 Green Ave in the village of Castleton. 

To pre-order your dinner, you can call (518) 364-1965 or email castletonkiwanis@nullgmail.com by March 25th. 

Also, the Maple Hill Jr/Sr HS Class of 2023 will be holding a bake sale, so you can satisfy that sweet tooth. Hope to see you on March 26th – great food for a great cause!

Troy Scouts Hold Fundraising Breakfast at Pawling Avenue Methodist Church

TROY, NY — The Scouts of Troy’s Troop 502 will hold their annual fundraising breakfast on Saturday, March 18, at the Pawling Avenue Methodist Church, located at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy.

Doors open at 8 a.m. and the Scouts will be serving pancakes and bacon until 10:30 a.m.

Cost will be $8 for adults and $5 for kids ten and under.

Troop 502 provides Scouting for boys in the Troy and North Greenbush area.The Scouts of Troop 502 go camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing and spend a week at summer camp.

Scouting teaches young men and women skills ranging from cooking to first aid, and also teaches citizenship, public speaking, and leadership. Scouts can earn over 130 merit badges in subjects ranging from electronics to kayaking.

Money earned at the breakfast will go to help underwrite the cost of Scouting activities.

Come out for a great breakfast, meet some Scouts, and support Scouting in your neighborhood.

Food for the breakfast is being donated by Stewart’s Shops and Hannaford Supermarket in Wynantskill.

The Friends of the Castleton Public Library Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday, March 18th from 9-11am at Rensselaer Elks Lodge 2073; 683 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush.

Breakfast includes: 2 eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Home Fries, Toast, Pancakes, Juice, Coffee or tea for  $11. Thank you for supporting the library!

Schodack Valley Pizza and Wings Night

We hope to see you Saturday, March 18th for our monthly pizza and wings night. We hold this fundraiser at our firehouse at 1553 Schodack Valley Rd., Castleton. Hours are 4-7 pm. We offer dine in or take out. To place a to go order please call 477-4215. 

We our proud of our fresh home made pizzas, salads and antipastos. Our extra large wings are outstanding! We offer a very large beverage selection as well. The special pie of the month is the almost world famous Rueben pizza in honor of St. Patrick’s day.

Community Dinners

The First Reformed Church (corner of NYS Route 66 and Church St in Wynantskill) will be providing free pasta dinners once again. 

The dinners will be available every Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm and will be drive-thru take out only event No reservations are needed.

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner on March 25 at Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on Saturday, March 25 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall located just off NY Route 7 in village of Pittstown, NY. 

Eat In or Take Out, Menu: chicken and biscuit with gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, cranberry relish, homemade pies. Price: adults $13; children 5-12 $6; under 5 free. Reservations suggested. Call Bev at 518-663-5607.

Good Friday Clam Chowder Sale

Manhattan Clam Chowder is on sale at Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, 990 Hoosick Road, Troy. 

Pick up will be Good Friday, April 7 from 11-1. This will be a pre-order, drive thru event. Chowder is $12.00 per quart, payable at pick up. Place your order by calling Kathleen at (518) 528-6725. Thank you for your support.

East Schodack Fire Co Roast Beef Dinner

The East Schodack Fire Company will hold a take home Roast Beef Dinner, to benefit the ESFC Scholarship Fund, on Saturday March 25th at 3071 Rt.150. Dinner will be: Tender Sliced Roast Beef, Burgundy Gravy, Homemade Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Seasoned Vegetable Medley, Garden Salad, Rolls and Chocolate Pie for dessert. 

Pick ups starting at 4:00. Call 479-3366 to order. Adults $17/ child $8. Limited seating will be available if wish to eat dinner at Fire House.

Come Joint us for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at the Firehouse!

The West Sand Lake Fire Auxiliary is hosting a St. Patrick’s day dinner. Dinner will consist of Corned Beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots. 

Take out or dine in. Serving time will be 4:30 to 7:00 or until we run out. Adult Dinner: $11. Child Dinner: $5.

Troy Kiwanis Annual Chicken BBQ

The Kiwanis Club of Troy is again holding their annual Chicken BBQ.  It will again be at St. Michael’s Church at 175 Williams Road next to HVCC, on Friday, May 12th from 4-6pm. 

 All dinners are freshly barbequed on site, that day, & packaged for take-out.

They include a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and cornbread. All dinners are $15.00

 All monies go to fund Troy area children’s projects!!


 Call to reserve your dinners, because we will sell out that day!! Call Dean at 518-322-0826

 Thanks for assisting us to make an impact in our community!!

VFW Pancake Breakfast 

Help Support your local Veterans! The Public is welcome! 

VFW Post 7338, East Greenbush, 100 Hayes Road 

Sunday Mar 19, 2023, 9 am to 11 am.  Eat in or take-out.

Breakfast includes Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Home Fries, Corned Beef Hash, Toast, Coffee, Tea,  Water and Assorted Juices.

Adults – $12.00, Children 6 to 12 – $5.00, Children Under 6 – Free

We will have a drawing, for over $1000 worth of prizes!  There are about 15 items in all and chance to win one of 5 prizes for $5.  Of course, donations are always welcome and very much appreciated!

Please order in advance before Sunday’s Breakfast for take-out by emailing us at VFWpost7338@nullgmail.com or calling 518-477-7770 and leave a message with your name, number and the desired pickup time.

There is no one at the Post to return your call.  Your message is forwarded to another number which is checked the day before the breakfast. 

Thank you for your support!

Lasagna Dinner

The Melrose United Methodist Church (located at 20 Church Street, Melrose, NY 12121) will hold a Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, March 25, 2023. 

Take outs start at 4:30pm. Dine-in seating is from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5.

FRCW Hosts Chicken and Biscuit Dinner

Let us make dinner for you and your family! The First Reformed Church (corner of NYS Route 66 and Church Street in Wynantskill) will be cooking up a delicious Chicken and Biscuit dinner on Saturday, March 25, from 4 to 6 PM. 

Both eat-in and drive-thru options available. Enjoy the comforts of all-white meat chicken and gravy, biscuit, vegetable, corn casserole, salad, and dessert. The cost of each dinner is $14 for adults, $6 for children 6-11, and free for children 5 and under. 

Reservations are appreciated and may be made by calling 518-283-4420 and leaving a message. Walk-ins are welcome. Thank you for your support!

St Pats/ American Legion Birthday

Continue your Saint Patrick’s day/weekend and celebrate the American Legion Birthday at the same time. Melvin Roads celebrates The American Legion ‘s 104 years as a Veterans Service organization on March 18th, 2023. 

This year we have music by DJ Johnny O, a Corned beef & Cabbage Dinner, Chinese Auction, 50/50, and Basket of Cheer Raffle. Cocktail hour is 5 to 6 PM with Dinner at 6, Chinese Auction at 7 PM, tickets are $30 each or two for $50, available at our bar daily. Melvin Roads is open to everyone at 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, New York. 

Come down after the parade on March 11th 2023 and enjoy the band, with your favorite Irish drink. Come back the following week for our celebration. We also have a Veterans & friends breakfast every Thursday morning from 8 to 10 AM. Support Veterans, Support Melvin Roads, and have some fun.

Free Community Corned Beef Dinner

Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, 990 Hoosick Road, Troy will hold a free Community Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Friday, March 17 from 3-6 pm. Meal will include Corned beef, cabbage, potato, carrots and beverage.

Donations appreciated. Thank you for your support.

St. Henry’s Feast of St. Patrick, March 17th.

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us! St. Henry’s Church in Averil Park and The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Feast of St. Patrick on Friday, March 17th. at St. Henry’s Church. 

There will be a mass at 5:30 pm followed by a gathering in the Community Room from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. We will be serving Reubens, German Potato salad, hot dogs, beverages, and snacks. There will also be several raffles to participate in. We request that you make a reservation. Tickets are only $8 per person. 

Reservations’ can be made by purchasing tickets after masses or by calling or leaving a text message with your name and the number of people that will be attending at 518-322-9583.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Troy-St Patrick’s Day dinner, Friday, March 17th. 3-7pm Polish American Club, 507 First St. Troy.

Corned Beef, Potatoes, Carrots and Cabbage. $17. Dine-In or Take Out. Catered by the Giuliano’s. Reservations Suggested. Call 518-272-2676.

Brooks BBQ Drive-Thru Event – Help Support the Hoosic Valley Central School District’s Class of 2024

The Hoosic Valley Central School District’s junior class is hosting a Brooks Barbeque drive-thru fundraising event on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 3-6 pm at 4 Pleasant Avenue, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 (near the high school’s concessions stand/track). 

If you’ve never had a Brooks dinner before, you are in for a special treat! Dinners are $15 and include a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, and a roll/butter. Please place your order no later than Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The Class of 2024 thanks you for your support!

All payments are online – here’s the link to order:


Selkirk Fire Dept. Station No. 1 Auxiliary Fish Fry Take-Out Dinners

SELKIRK – On Friday, March 24th, and Friday, April 7th of 2023, the Selkirk Fire Company No. 1 Auxiliary will be hosting their Annual Fish Fry Take Out dinners. 

The monies raised from these dinners help us to provide food and gifts for families in our community during the holidays, as well as provide food for our firefighters during fire and rescue emergencies.  I
n addition, we offer a scholarship to an (RCS) Ravena, Coeymans, and Selkirk graduating senior.

126 Maple Avenue, Selkirk, NY 4:30 – 7 P.M.  $12.00
Dinner Includes:

Fish Fry, French Fries, Coleslaw & Dessert

$5.00 New England Clam Chowder

$5.00 Extra piece of fish

Enter to win some awesome raffle prizes!!

Love Lutheran Spaghetti Dinner

Come and enjoy an authentic Italian Dinner, Saturday, March 25th from 3 to 6pm.

Menu: spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. 

$10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children under 12. Dine in or take out.

Location: Love Lutheran Church, Pheasant Lane & Middlesex Road, East Greenbush. For information call 518-477-8685.

Annual Fish Fry Dinners at South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co

The South Schodack Volunteer Fire Co will again offer Fish Fry dinners on Friday evenings, 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., at 1563 Bame Rd. Castleton, during Lent. 

Dinners will end on Good Friday April 7. Hot dogs, Chicken, and Clam chowder will also be served. Eat in or Take out. Phone: 732-2082. Please call after 4:00 P.M. for take out.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner hosted by VFW Auxiliary to Post 7466

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us! We will be hosting a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on March 17th at the Sullivan Jones VFW (Post Hall) at 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, NY. 

Dinner will be served at 6:00 or take-outs will be available at 5:00. Tickets are limited so pick yours up today in the Post Canteen! Corned Beef, Cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, rye bread, and dessert, Adults $20.00 and Children under 12 $10.00. For questions contact Dennis 518-795-5854.

Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry


Every Friday during Lent for lunch and dinner.

Lunch hours 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dinner hours 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Menu: Fish Fry meal:  $13.00.  Includes Fish Fry, choice of two sides and sauces. Sides options: Mac salad / Cole slaw / French fries. Side of Sauce option: Tarter / Cocktail / BBQ / Ketchup. 

Fish Fry only: $8. Chicken Tenders: $11. Includes french fries . KIDS Chicken Tenders : $7. Includes french fries. Phone in orders to (518) 471-0902 . Knights of Columbus #267, 200 East St., Rensselaer.

Glendora Vegeterian Club

Grandma, Grandma, I dropped my lunch on the driveway, and Dad drove over it. Grandma said, “That’s wheels on meals!”

Folk, will you ask the county in which you live to serve vegan home-delivered meals? You do not want to eat blood, ground up bones, liver, muscles filled with toxins. You want to eat clean, therapeutic, plant based foods.

Two cannibals were eating a clown. One said to the other, “Does this food taste funny to you?” When I tell people this joke, they shudder at the idea of people eating people. But eating animals is just as repulsive. Would you eat your dog, your pet, your cousin? Glendora has home-delivered, plant based meals. Would you please agitate for the same?

Ask Google: Who is Glendora Buell?


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