Dining

Dining 09.16.21

Glendora Vegetarian Club

H Jay Dinshah & the Modern Vegan Movement

LAST IN SERIES – #8: Books

 Throughout the 40+ years that Jay Dinshah helped people understand the plight of animals used for food and commodities, he brought books. From just a handful to hundreds, these tools for living represented a growing community of vegan adherents and an increasing number of experts in the field.

Having viewed the savage ways in which humans sustain their lives, Jay implored people to come Out of the Jungle (OOTJ, 1967), the title of his book elucidating the path to becoming vegan. Easy recipes had been presented in another book published by the American Vegan Society, The Vegan Kitchen (1965) by his wife Freya which had strong sales across the U.S. until eclipsed by an avalanche of vegan cookbooks 35 years later.

 OOTJ had inspired founders of the Gentle World vegan community, and they turned to Jay for help in publishing their gourmet Cookbook for People Who Love Animals (1981). In the 1980s and 90s, this book saw spectacular sales in the burgeoning animal rights movement and in general distribution.

Book sales were always an important highlight of meetings and conventions. Books by speakers, and titles assembled from many publishers, fell into vegetarian/vegan themed categories: philosophy, health, nutrition, animal rights, environment (including gardening without by-products from animal agriculture), history, books about and for children, and cookbooks. The bookstore at the American Vegan Society headquarters in Malaga New Jersey assembled the biggest collection of its kind in the world. Jay valued books for their information, and he was fortunate to know many authors as dear friends.

Jay’s influence on individuals and the modern vegan movement is put forth in Powerful Vegan Messages (2014); this book includes writings by Jay and testimonials collected by daughter Anne Dinshah. Jay Dinshah (1933-2000) was a dynamo who promoted a vision for a more compassionate world. He can be viewed on the Powerful Vegan Messages You Tube channel.

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

St. Michael’s Chicken Barbeque

TROY – St. Michael the Archangel Church, located at 175 Williams Rd will hold their annual Chicken BBQ on September 17, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. The BBQ is being prepared by Guiliano’s. Cost is $12 per meal. Please pre-order dinners. Take Out Only/Drive Thru. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Ann (518) 573-3951 (annmarie.kowalczyk@nullverizon.net) or Teresa (518) 283-3604 (teagarden4@nullverizon.com).

Giffy BBQ to Benefit Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange

TROY – Thursday, September 16th with pickup starting at 4 PM – Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange will benefit from a Giffy BBQ being held at Capital Agway located at 1333 NY Route 7, Troy. This will be a curbside effort and cost per dinner which includes a 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, roll, potato and cookie are $12 each. Curbside/Take out only. To reserve your dinners and coordinate payment please call 518-421-2360. We look forward to serving you, make your reservation today! (Corrected date – not Friday September 17th) 

Schodack Valley Pizza & Wing Night Returns

CASTLETON – After taking the summer off, the Schodack Valley Volunteer Fire Company is thrilled to bring back our famous pizza and wings night on Saturday September 18th. This is a take out only event. Hours are 4-7pm. Call 518-477-4215 to place your order. We also offer mozzarella sticks, garden salads and our delicious antipasto salads. The firehouse is located at 1553 Schodack Valley Rd. Castleton NY. 12033. Save The Date!!! We are hosting our 1st ever Brooks BBQ take out dinner at our firehouse on Saturday October 30th. Details coming soon.

Roof Fund BBQ

TROY – The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will hold a chicken BBQ for the roof fund on Saturday, Sep 18, from 3-4:30 pm.  Dinner will be take-out only.  Menu: 1/2 chicken, baked potato, baked beans, roll, cole slaw, and blondies for dessert.  Cost is still only $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.  Call Melanie at 518-779-6004 for reservations – but hurry.  Reservations are limited to 120 total. Take a break and enjoy a delicious BBQ!

Nassau Fire Chicken BBQ

NASSAU – The Nassau Hose Company #1 invites everyone to our Takeout Chicken Barbeque Saturday September 18th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The cost is $15.00 per dinner, and consists of Half of Chicken, potato, coleslaw, roll, & a drink. We are located at 26 Chatham Street, Nassau New York 12123. Take U.S. Route 20 to the only traffic light in Nassau, go south (right turn) a half a block to the Fire House. Hope to see you there.

Annual Flag Retirement and Chicken Barbecue

WYNANTSKILL – The Wynantskill American Legion will be holding its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Sunday, September 19th at 111 Main Ave. beginning at 12pm.

A chicken barbecue will follow. For $20 there will be lunch consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, macaroni salad and potato chips from 12:30 until 2pm.

Dinner will be from 3:30 until 5pm, and along with barbecued chicken you will get baked beans, coleslaw, and corn on the cob. There will be a cash bar available.

This is an eat-in-only event, no takeouts available. Tickets on sale at the legion post, call 518-283-1055 for more info. We look forward to seeing you there!


West Sand Lake Fire Company Auxiliary Drive Up Breakfast

WEST SAND LAKE – The WSL Fire Co Auxiliary will once again be doing their “Drive-Up” Breakfast Sandwiches. September 19, 2021. 7:30 am to 11:00 am. Your choice of Ham, Bacon, or Sausage with Egg and Cheese. $6.00 Hashbrown included. We also have juice for $1.00. Proceeds help to buy equipment for the WSL Fire Department.

Takeout Chicken Barbecue

CASTLETON – The Emmanuel Reformed Church at 1150 Maple Hill Rd. in Castleton will be having a Takeout Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4-6 pm. This takeout dinner will include chicken prepared with Clements old fashioned sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert for only $13. Please call 518-732-7766 to order your takeout dinner and give us a time between 4 & 6 pm that you would like to pick your dinners up. The proceeds will go toward the Cooperative Christian Ministries of Schodack (CCMS) Puerto Rico Mission Trip planned for Spring 2022.

Armenian Festival

TROY – Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church is having their annual Armenian Festival at 255 Spring Avenue, Troy, on Saturday, September 25 from 12pm to 7pm and on Sunday, September 26 from 11am to 4pm. Delicious shish kebab dinners will be available for eat-in or take-out. A variety of Armenian pastries will also be offered. Orders for Lahmajoun (Armenian meat pie) can be placed by calling the church at 518-274-1477. Come and enjoy delicious Armenian cuisine and live Armenian music by John Berberian and ensemble, plus children’s activities!

Fall 2021 Chicken Bar-B-Q

POESTENKILL – The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, NY 12140 will hold our Fall 2021 Chicken Bar-B-Q on Saturday, October 2nd at the church with a DRIVE-THROUGH, TAKE-OUT ONLY dinner. The meal consists of: ½ chicken, baked potato, green beans, Cole slaw, cranberry sauce, roll and choice of homemade Apple or Pumpkin pie for dessert for a donation of $13 per meal. Pick-up time begins at 4:30 pm & ends at 6 pm. We strongly encourage you to pre-order your meals EARLY by calling (518) 283-1447. Walk-in meals ONLY IF AVAILABLE, as our Spring 2021 dinner sold out early. Thank you for your support. Choice of wearing face coverings is optional or if a state mandate is issued. Outdoor social distancing will be practiced.

Drive-Through Chicken BBQ

WYNANTSKILL – The First Reformed Church will be holding a Drive-Through Chicken BBQ on Saturday, October 2nd from 4:30 – 6 p.m. The menu includes 1/2 BBQ Chicken (with Clements Old Fashion BBQ Sauce), baked potato, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, roll and dessert for only $13.for adults and $6 for children (4 & under are free). Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 518-283-4420 to leave a message with your name, phone number and number of dinners. Walk-ins are also welcome. The church is located on the corner of Main Ave and Church St.

Pittstown Fire Dept Annual Chicken Barbeque Dinner 

PITTSTOWN – Saturday, October 2, 2021 3:00-5:00 PM. Take Out only. Price: $14.00. Meal includes:  Half Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll, Cookies, Cranberry Jam. Pick Up at: 134 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY  12094. Suggest you pre-order to 518-424-1995 (name, phone no. and # meals desired)

Rensselaer Kiwanis – Save The Date!

RENSSELAER – Rensselaer Kiwanis Pre-Election Day Pancake Breakfast is back! Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:00AM – 11:30 AM, Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club, Rensselaer, NY. Tickets go on sale October 1, 2021. Adults $8.00, Children ages 5-12 $4.00 under 5 Free. More Information to follow.

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