Events 03.21.19

Poestenkill Historical Society’s March Program

Poestenkill Historical Society program, “WILD WOMEN OF RENSSELAER COUNTY”, presented by Kathy Sheehan.

Kathy is the historian for Rensselaer County and works in a supervisor capacity at the Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy.  She has a wealth of knowledge about the county and has researched and developed several programs on subjects of interest.  The Wild Women of Rensselaer County.  Suffrage, anti-suffrage, education, labor and temperance are but a few of the historic subjects associated with famous women like Emma Willard and not so famous women like Julia Blanche Stover Clum and Evanetta Hare of Rensselaer County.  These “wild women” made an impact on our county, state and nation and their legacy is still in evidence today.

Come and join us on Tuesday, March 26th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall on Route 351 in the downstairs meeting room.  The program is free, everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be provided.


Craft Day

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY will sponsor Craft Time for March on Wednesday, March 27th, at 11:00 am. Join us for a fun-filled hour of crafting. Call the Center to sign up to make sure enough materials are on hand for everyone. Join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Sloppy Joes) for a suggested donation of $3.00. All Rensselaer County residents 60 and older are welcome. Please call and sign up for craft time or lunch at 518-279-3413.



Tiffany Windows topic at April SL Historical Society meeting

April 9: Tom Carroll, Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway Senior Scholar, will talk about Tiffany windows around the Capital Region. The City of Troy is estimated to have more Tiffany windows per square mile than anywhere else in the world! Tom will take a look at the life of Louis Comfort Tiffany and discuss the history of his one-of-a-kind, legendary techniques (and those of his studio’s other artisans) that led to great success in stained glass business.  Presentation is at 7:30 at the Sand Lake Town Hall.  Please “Like”. SLHS on Facebook and visit our web page.

Tuesday, May 14: Sand Lake Historical Society Annual Meeting. Current plans are to hold the meeting at the newly renovated historic Glass Lake House, reopening as Tighe’s Bistro Americain. Details in our Spring newsletter!



Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Fundraiser

The West Sand Lake Vol. Fire Department Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament will be held on April 6, 1:00 pm (doors open at 12 noon).

Cost: $25 FD Entry Donation.

$50 Buy-in goes to prize pool.

(35,000 in chips)

$20 Additional add-on available.

50/50 raffle available.

The tournament will be held at the West Sand Lake Vol. Fire Dept. Hall, 3695 NY Route 43.

Free refreshments and lunch will be served (roast beef dinner). All walk-ins welcome. Bring your family and friends and hope to see you at the Final Winners Table!!

Future poker tournament dates: May 4, June 1, 2019.

For more information, call Dennis at 518-283-2252 or Fire Hall day of event at 518-674-3677.



SL Garden Club – June Farms, Local Gentleman’s Farm and Destination Venue

The public is invited to the Sand Lake Garden Club’s monthly meeting, Thursday, March 28, at 7 pm, at the Sand Lake Town Hall.  We will hear from a representative of June Farms. In September 2017, the Town of Sand Lake welcomed a new venue to its neighborhood when June Farms opened on a quiet road in West Sand Lake.  Located on 120 acres, June Farms is a small gentleman’s farm that is home to giant shire horses, long horned Scottish cattle, huge heritage pigs and an array of chickens, ducks and miniature goats. The public is invited to enjoy the premises by foot, horse drawn carriage or ATV, Light fare and drinks, incorporating locally sourced products, are available several nights a week in the Pony Barn, surrounded by lovely landscaped grounds.

A representative of June Farms will be present at the March 28th meeting to introduce us to this unique farm right in our own back yard.


Free downsizing seminar

Cindy McMahon of HUNT Real Estate will hold a free downsizing seminar on Sun., March 23, at 11 am at the Castleton Public Library, 85 S. Main St., Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033. Please call 518-380-3718 to register.


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