Dining 07.29.21

Glendora Vegetarian Club 

Paths to Peace – Jay Dinshah experimented with various in-house printing options in the early years. The American Vegan Society’s first book, Here’s Harmlessness, an Anthology of Ahimsa, is a collection of essays about veganism and compassion. It was published in February of 1964, hand printed, collated, and stapled.

The fourth American Vegan Society convention, New York City April 16 1964, featured old guard speakers from the physical culture and naturopathic movements, Dr Jesse Mercer Gehman (1901-1975) and Dr Robert Anderson–age 80 at the time.  Professor Henry Bailey Stephens (1891-1976), author of The Recovery of Culture (1949), postulated that early humans made the mistake of changing from vegetarianism to flesh-eating and that soil erosion, starving peoples, and war is the result.

On May 14 1964 The Vineland Times Journal ran a cover photo and story about Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981) who was nearing completion of a 25,000 mile pilgrimage for world peace. Speaking at AVS headquarters in Malaga NJ, she talked about creating peace in ourselves, the community, and in the world. “This is the way of peace. Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.” On conflict, “Have as your objective the resolving of the conflict, not the gaining of advantage.”

 Although DuPont introduced Corfam, its synthetic poromeric shoe leather, in 1964, Peace Pilgrim and Jay Dinshah continued to wear blue canvas footwear.

A letter dated August 4 1964, postmarked Lambarene, Gabon, Africa, was received from Dr Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965.) In it he said, “the idea of ahimsa contains the idea of reverence for life,” and shared that he was a friend of Gandhi (1869-1948.)  The American Vegan Society is guided by the principles of ahimsa (non-violence/not hurting) and reverence for life. Both Gandhi and Schweitzer are honored for their vegetarianism, compassionate actions, and for their service to the world.

Freya Dinshah, American Vegan Society, July 20 2021 – For more information, visit americanvegan.org.

Contact Glendora’s Vegetarian Club at 518 931-0266 in Albany NY. For more information, visit americanvegan.org. Contact Glendora’s Vegetarian Club at 518-931-0266 in Albany NY.

Glendora Vegetarian Club

Glendora, why did you cancel your appointment to remove a cataract and replace the cornea in your left eye? I’m 93 years old, and this body has never had an operation or procedure of any kind. It has always taken care of itself. I feel it should be left its independence. The second reason is that this operation would cost $39,000. This is bizarre. Things are out of hand. I do not have to pay it, but somebody does. This is grotesque. Thirdly, everything these doctors know about the eye they learned from torturing kittens and puppies and then throwing them in the wastebasket. In addition, I don’t like to leave my home, Happy House 3. I feel very secure here, and leaving here is taking a chance. My friends are sure the operation will succeed, but it is still a roll of the dice.

My nephew asked me, “Wouldn’t you like to be independent and be able to take care of yourself?” I told him that I like having people wait on me hand and foot.

After I told my friends and asked for their understanding, I called the doctor’s office, penitent that I had gone back on my word to them. They said, “Fine, let us know if we can help you in any other way.” They were like an owl. They didn’t give a hoot!

I cannot convey to you the enormous relief I feel to be free of medical worry and how absolved I was preserving my faith in my body to heal anything.

The Glendora Vegetarian Club will meet August 7th. Call 518-931-0266 for details.

Chicken BBQ to Benefit Nassau Community Connections 

NASSAU – Nassau Community Connections, Inc., is holding its 3rd annual Chicken BBQ take-out at Chandler Young Veteran’s Association, 7 Lyons Lake Road on Sunday, August 1st, 2021.  Take-out will be between 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinners will consist of 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Roll and Dessert.  All proceeds will be used to support the opening of the Community/Senior Center in Nassau, specifically we are raising money for a wheelchair accessible ramp.  Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (518) 495 1229.

Hope’s Kitchen Community Dinner

LANSINGBURGH – Hope’s Kitchen, a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church and Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh, is serving a free community dinner at Cornerstone, 570 3rd Avenue, Troy, on Thursday, August 5, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.

The menu will include: Pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, rolls and butter, and lemon bars for dessert. Beverages: Coffee, tea, iced tea and lemonade.

Eat-in or takeout. Walk-ins welcome. Reservations preferred. RSVP to 518-235-3851. Free will offering gratefully accepted.

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill Chicken BBQ

SCHODACK LANDING – The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill is pleased to announce that we will be having our annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, August 14th! We will not be having the mini-market.

The meal will be take out only, (drive through pick up) from 4PM to 6 PM. The meal will include chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, cabbage salad, and watermelon. Adults: $14.00, children 6-12: $7. Reserve your meal by calling 732-7345. If no answer, leave a message including  name, number and that you are calling regarding the bbq. You will be called back.

The church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road & Muitzeskill Road, in Schodack Landing. Hope to see you there!

Kiwanis Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

SAND LAKE – “Take-Out” (Only) – The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in the next Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Saturday August 14th from 4PM to 7PM at the Sand Lake Veterans Hall on Rt. 43. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for Kids (10yrs. & Younger), or $25 Special for a Family of 4. Meals will consist of pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, & dessert. All Meals are Drive-Up/Take-Out.  Pre Orders may be made starting at 2 PM (on the day of the event) by calling (518) 421-1339. Pasta Dinners will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis community projects. 

West Sand Lake Fire Co. Auxiliary Take Out Breakfast Sandwiches

WEST SAND LAKE – We will be making breakfast sandwiches from 7:00am until 11:00pm on August 15, 2021. Choice of meat will be Ham, Sausage or Bacon with egg and cheese. Sandwiches are served on fresh Prinzo rolls. $6.00 (Hash browns and coffee are included.) We will also have Orange Juice and Apple Juice for $1. Please note – for “Meat-lovers” sandwich the cost will be $7.

St. Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus Chicken Barbecue -Drive Thru

WYNANTSKILL – Friday August 20, 2021, 4pm – 6pm. Cost $13 per Dinner. PRE SALE & TAKE OUT ONLY. Last Day to Order is Sunday August 15, 2021

Dinner Includes: 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw, Roll, and a Brownie. Pre-order by Calling or Texting Jack Rogers. 518-857-0424. Prepared by Giuliano’s Catering. Pick Up at St. Jude’s Parking Lot, 42 Dana Avenue Wynantskill.

Chicken BBQ at Center Brunswick Fire Company

TROY – The Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick, Inc. is hosting a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Dinner includes half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, roll/butter and cookie. Cost is $15.00/dinner. Curbside pickup only. For more information or for tickets call Renie at 518-810-2438. Come in person Monday nights to the firehouse between 7:00-8:00pm or all members have tickets to sell. Tickets also available through our Facebook page. Firehouse is located at 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180.

Chicken Barbeque

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Gilead Lutheran Church will be holding their annual chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. – prepared by our own cooks.

Dinner will consist of half chicken, baked potato, whole ear of corn, coleslaw, roll and dessert (brownies and cookies). Cost is $12 and will be take-out only.

Please call Jen Blair, 518-248-1295 to reserve a dinner. Gilead is located at Routes 7 east and Route 278 in Center Brunswick. Our web site is gileadlutheran.org and our phone is 518-279-9270.

Nassau Hose Company Chicken Barbeque 

NASSAU – Save the Date – September 18, 2021 at the Fire House 26 Chatham Street, Nassau, NY More information will come as we get closer to the event. We are asking you to save that date. Thank you to the community for helping us during our Tag Day in June.

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