Events 12.13.18

Free Parent Workshops to Address Technology, Anxiety and Stress

Part of the East Greenbush Central School District’s strategic plan for the 2018-2019 school year includes an increased emphasis on the “Whole Child” and Mental Wellness. The district acknowledges that this is a shared responsibility, so it is offering three free evening workshops for parents that will allow for collaboration and rich discussions regarding important topics.

The workshops include:

Recognizing and Coping with Anxiety (January 9, 2019) and Mindfulness at Home (February 5, 2019).

Each of the workshops will run one hour (7:00 to 8:00 p.m.) and be hosted in the Columbia High School auditorium. All parents of students in grades K-12 are invited to attend.

~Submitted by Mark Adam,

Public Information Specialist-East Greenbush Central School District


Nassau Lake Remediation Conference

The public is invited to a free conference about potential cleanup options for the Dewey Loeffel EPA superfund site in the Town of Nassau. The site (with 46,000 tons of highly toxic waste dumped by GE, SI Group, and others), has polluted Nassau Lake, area groundwater, homeowner’s wells, and area streams. EPA will soon evaluate candidate cleanup technologies provided by GE and other responsible parties and determine what remediation will be done at the landfill. The conference will provide information to the public about current remedial technologies available to address the landfill and prepare the public to effectively advocate for their preferred cleanup option. It will involve presentations by companies using various technologies to clean up polluted sites and panel discussions by health and environmental professionals. The EPA selection process is the LAST CHANCE for several generations for the public in the Nassau and Schodack areas to advocate for which cleanup process they want for the polluted areas. Now is the time to educate yourselves, get involved, and advocate for the future vision of your towns.  The conference will be January 5th, 9:30AM-5PM, at the Comfort Inn, I90 Exit 10, Castleton.

Contact Dan Spilman ( for information.



Christmas with Elvis

The Brunswick Elks Lodge presents Christmas with Elvis on Sat., December 15th. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Price: $25 per person; includes dinner and show, cash bar.

Dinner is your choice of stuffed chicken breast or roast beef.

Please RSVP to Glen Browning at 401.499.5178 or




Parents Invited to Internet Safety Community Forum

This winter, Schodack CSD will offer Community Connection, a series of community discussions on topics facing students.

“Our goal is to educate our parents and community about what our students are dealing with today and share ways they can help their kids be safe and how they can help themselves be safe,” said Assistant Superintendent Michael Bennett.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend. All forums held at Maple Hill High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

“Vaping and Other Dangerous Trends – High in Plain Sight” on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Presented by Rensselaer County Prevention Services.

“Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events – What you Need to Know” on Thursday, Jan. 3. Presented by Rensselaer Police Deputy Chief Warren Famiglietti.

“Mental Health and the New York State Mandate” on Thursday, Jan. 19. Presented by the Mental Health Association in New York State.

Call 518-732-2297 for questions.

~Submitted by Jason McCord
Communications Specialist, Schodack CSD


Pre-New Year’s Eve Party

Join us on Friday, December 28, 7pm, at 435 New Karner Road – Hanover Square, Colonie. Use the Hill Street Entrance. This event is open to all, at $10 pp. Don “The Soul Man” Hyman is our featured guest performer and will sing hit songs over the

years and more.  Treats and a full evening of entertainment is planned.  Don has a knowledge of music history and will intersperse stories behind the hits and the performers.  He performs

regularly throughout the area and often supports fundraising for Veterans programs with his

talents.  Plenty of free parking, handicapped accessible.  Sponsored by Singles Services Inc. (A NYS

non-profit corporation).  Mailing address – P.O. Box 12511, Albany, NY 12212.  For information, call 518-452-6883.



4-H Winter Fair

4-H Invites all youth ages 5-19: The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H program will hold a Winter Fair on Friday, December 14th, at the Salem United Methodist Church in West Sand Lake from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Any youth between the ages of 5 and 19 are invited. There will be a project for youth to make as well as community service activities. Additionally, canned goods will be collected to donate to local food pantry.

For more information about this event or other Rensselaer County 4-H programs, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County at 518-272-4210.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Defensive Driving Class

On Saturday, December 15th, from 9am-3pm, there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and be eligible to receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. The class will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer. Fee is only $35. Bring a friend, $30 each. Registration is required and can be made by calling the Club at 518 465-3403 or Raymond Frankoski at 518 286-3788. Class size is limited.



Wreath Ceremony

The Nassau American Legion Auxiliary will hold a wreath ceremony for two of Nassau’s fallen heroes on Saturday, December 15th, at 10am.

We will be honoring Staff Sgt. Derek Farley and Sgt. John Denton Jr. at the Chandler Young Veteran Center at Lyons Lake Rd. and Route 20 in Nassau.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this remembrance of these brave young men who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country’s freedom. Please plan to attend to show your support.







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