Giving Back 09.12.19

Repair Café

What do you do with a broken lamp? Or a sweater with a hole? Toss it? No way! The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will hold the next Repair Café on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market (COHFAM), on the corner of Scott Avenue (150) and Main Street (9J). If COHFAM is canceled due to rain, Repair Café will be held 9/13, same hours at the Village Hall instead. People visiting the Repair Café bring along their broken but beloved items. Volunteers try their best to make repairs, and it’s free of charge! Featured services in are electrical, welding, seamstress, and “jack-of-all-trades.” Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at gina.giuliano@nullgmail.com or stop by the Repair Café table at COHFAM. For more information about global Repair Café, visit Repaircafe.org.

Garage Sale for Homeless Families

You won’t want to miss this!

St. Paul’s Center is proud to present our first ever Garage Sale! Be sure to stop by the North End Fire Station at 2 St. Francis Place in Rensselaer on Saturday, September 14th from 8AM-2PM to score a great deal, while supporting an awesome cause. We’ll have purses, scarves, jewelry, and homewares, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

100% of the proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s Center, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving local families experiencing homelessness, making this a great way to give back to a family in need. St. Paul’s Center is a community that strives to awaken hope and rekindle dignity in families seeking comfort, support and assistance in moving from homelessness to a sustainable future.

Do you have items you’d like to donate for our Garage Sale? Contact Meghan at mmeyerson@nullstpaulscenter.com or by calling our Center at 518-434-2910.

We’re Knocking Out Alzheimer’s

Come and join us by knocking some bowling pins to End Alzheimer’s!

Where: Hi-Way Recreation Bowling Alley 115 Main Ave Wynantskill,

Date: Saturday September 14th, 2019

Time: 2:00 to 5:00pm

Cost: $20.00pp to include 3 games/shoes. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimers.

Who: open to the public, bring your family and friends!

Team “Knocking our Alzheimer’s will be hosting this event. There will a chance at a 50/50. and Alzheimer’s information will be available.

Please come out and support the 2019 Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

Kiwanis Pasta Dinner “All You Can Eat” Fundraiser

Second Saturday Of Each Month

The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday September 14th from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. All you can eat – $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis projects.

Sipping And Sampling

Saturday September 14th 5-9pm

Benefit Friends of Rensselaer Library

The Friends of the Rensselaer Library are having their first annual fundraiser for the library. Sipping and Sampling will be held on Sept. 14th from 5-9pm at City View Terrace over Partition St. Liquor 800 Partition St. Rensselaer, overlooking the Albany skyline. We will have wine tasting through the generosity of Tim Bayly, beers and ciders from Roger Savoy of the Emporium on Rt. 4. All sipping will be done with a complementary “sipping glass” from Remington Paving Co. We will feature “Samplings” of gourmet delights from our local restaurants and caterers. We will also be raffling off a chance for a Royal Caribbean Cruise made possible by Chris Van Vorst and Blue Skies Travel (chances are $5.00 ea. on sale now) that will be drawn at this event. We will have a silent auction and basket raffle that has always been a hit at our book sale. Admission tickets are $25,00 each and can be purchased at the library, or from J. Burnham 518-427-6778, M. Knox 518- 283-0814 or from our website eventbrite.com. The admission is limited to 125 so get your tickets now.

East Greenbush Kiwanis Club announces Shredding Day Event!

The Kiwanis Club of East Greenbush is sponsoring a Community Shredding Day event to take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon in the Goff School Parking lot on Gilligan Road in the town. Confidata, and confidential document shredding company, will be on hand to shred your documents before your very eyes! Staples and paper clips are ok; but no metal. Donations will be accepted for the shredding service; a suggested donation is $10.00 per Banker’s sized box; but whatever you can give will be appreciated! Your donation will benefit the East Greenbush Kiwanis Club in their year-round works to support local children. Thank you for your support!

Alzheimer’s Association Of The Capital District

Will be offering a One Hour program explaining the basics of Alzheimer’s & Dementia and a section addressing the role of Care Givers followed by a Question & Answer Session. The FREE One Hour “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” Program includes:

· Exploring the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

· Examining what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.

· Detailing the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.

· Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

· Looking ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.

· Offering helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

· Discussing the vital role Care Givers perform in assisting family members or friends affected by Alzheimer’s and what programs exist to aid Care Givers.

This Program will be held at the Poestenkill VFW Post on Monday September 16th, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Call 518-283-867-4999 ext. # 1691 or e/mail infoneny.alz.org to learn more or sign-up.

Proudly sponsored by the Poestenkill Business Association.

Texas Hold’em No Limit Poker Tournament

Saturday, September 21, 2019 At The Averill Park Fire House 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018. Doors Open at 12:00 pm

Tournament Starts at 1:00 pm

Lunch will be Served at 2:00 pm

$125 buy-in ($25 donation, $100 prize pool)

Future Dates: 10/19/2019, 11/16/2019, 12/21/2019, 1/25/2020, 2/15/2020, 3/21/2020, 4/18/2020 and 5/16/2020 (Big Money Tournament)

Troy Area AIDS Walk, September 22

Calling All Walkers: Take Steps to Support the Troy Damien Center

The Troy Area United Ministries (TAUM) is once again sponsoring a 5K Walk/ fund-raising event for the Damien Center, on Sunday afternoon, September 22. The Damien Center located in the TAUM building in South Troy is a hospitality center for persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The center provides meals, social and recreational opportunities, peer support, education, and referral services. It is also the Troy site for the Albany Center’s PAWS program which provides food and supplies for pets of people with HIV/AIDS.

This year marks the 4th AIDS walk in Troy We welcome groups and individuals to join us in the AIDS Walk. Forms to enroll teams or friends in this event are available at taum.org. Donations are also accepted through the TAUM website, taum.org or on site on September 22. All proceeds go directly to Damien Center programs.

The event begins at the TAUM building, 392 2nd St, Troy, with a light lunch at noon with a 1 pm start for the walk. RSVP for the lunch to kculhane@nullTAUM.org by September 13 The walk is a 5K loop to downtown Troy and return to TAUM.

For more information contact Rev.Donna Elia,TAUM Executive Director, 518-274-5920 or Sharon Bonk, TAUM board member, 518-674-0042.

East Greenbush Kiwanis Club sponsors an Ovarian Awareness presentation!

September has been designated National Ovarian Awareness Month, and in honor of this month, the Kiwanis Club of East Greenbush is sponsoring an Ovarian Awareness presentation on September 24, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. The presentation is free and open to the public. Come learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, risks and preventive measures that can be taken.  Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. For more information and/or questions, contact Noreen at: LGNBarrett3@nullnycap.rr.com. Thank you!

“Bread of Life” Seeking Volunteers

The Poestenkill “Bread of Life” food pantry, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, NY 12140 is a community program. Anyone from the Poestenkill community is welcome to volunteer on the open dates to pull food requests. This is a physically demanding task and requires lifting food filled boxes and bags.

We are open three time each month, 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings, 5pm to 7pm and the 4th Saturday, 10 am to noon. If you would like to share some of your time and are able to do hard work to help your neighbor, please visit any open date or call 518-283-6045 and leave a name and phone number.

We have a table at the Poestenkill Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning 9 am to noon. Come and see us there for more information. The market is on the front lawn of the Poestenkill Town Hall rain or shine.

To help raise funds, the food pantry is sponsoring a raffle with a chance to receive 1st prize, an October Get-A-Way weekend for two, 2nd prize, dinner for two at Westfall Station and 3rd prize, four movie tickets for the Regal Cinema, Route 4, East Greenbush. Thank you.

Steps2Cure NF

The 6th Annual “Steps2Cure NF” Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the South Pavilion in The Crossings of Colonie. Registration begins at 11AM, and the walk/run kicks off at noon!

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. NF affects three times as many people as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined, yet it is not commonly known. There is NO means of prevention, NO effective treatment, and NO CURE. Scientists have determined that NF research has broad implications for millions of Americans who are affected by hearing loss, visual impairment, cancer, brain tumors, seizures and learning disabilities — all of which can be symptomatic of NF.

Board members from Neurofibromatosis Northeast, Inc. and medical professionals from Albany Medical Center will be available at the event to answer questions and give insight into the illness and any progress being made by research toward a cure.

Please come out and help us keep hope alive for the 1.5 million people faced with Neurofibromatosis! Proceeds from this event will support Neurofibromatosis Northeast, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. To preregister or make a donation, go online to https://NFNortheast.org/events/event/nf-walk-loudonville-ny. For more information, call Brian (518) 469-7896 or Susan (518) 272-5693.

Help kids kick cancer by giving blood with the Red Cross

Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts partner to raise awareness of childhood cancers, offer free haircut coupon to donors in September

Those who come out to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 11, 2019, at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.

Donors are urged to make an appointment to donate using the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/sport-clips, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. The Red Cross and Sport Clips encourage donors to use the hashtag #SavingLivesLooksGood to share their new looks and invite others to give.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 30-Sept. 15

Rensselaer

Castleton on Hudson

9/6/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Corporation, 1700 Brookview Road

Troy

9/11/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., RPI Muller Center, 15th Street

9/12/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Franklin Terrace, 126 Campbell Avenue

9/13/2019: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Troy Boys and Girls Club, 1700 7th Avenue

9/14/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saint Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 175 Williams Road

Wynantskill

8/30/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wynantskill Community, 2 Douglas Street

How to donate blood

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

NAMI Columbia County Family-to-Family Course Educates About Mental Illness

(Valatie, NY) One in five families has a loved one who’s been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness. Like any other chronic illness, these illnesses affect not only the person with the diagnosis, but the entire family. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, confidential, eleven session course for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. The comprehensive course is taught by trained NAMI members with lived experience and offers education and support, teaching knowledge and skills that help families cope more effectively. A local course begins on September 24th and will meet through December 10th on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 at Niverville-Chatham United Methodist Church, 28 Church St, Niverville, NY 12130. The course is sponsored by NAMI Columbia County, NY. Classes fill up quickly and pre-registration is required on or before September 17th.

NAMI Family-to-Family is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, to increase coping skills and to empower participants to become advocates for their loved ones. Presentations, discussion and interactive exercises take place in a group setting to provide mutual support and shared positive impact. Participants will learn about managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively. Discover how to take care of yourself and manage stress, find out about local supports and services, up-to-date information on mental health conditions (Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD and dual diagnosis) and how they affect the brain. Participants will learn about current treatments, evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.

Family-to-Family has been taught nationwide to hundreds of thousands of family members. People find it to be life changing. If someone you love is living with mental illness, you are not alone. NAMI Columbia County, NY can help. Please pre-register on or before September 17th by calling Nicole at 518-931-4170.

Angel Names Association Annual Memorial Walk

Angel Names Association (ANA) will hold its 14th Annual Memorial Walk on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Saratoga State Spa Park in Saratoga Springs, NY. The walk is being held in recognition of National Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Awareness month.

Registration begins at 12:00 pm and the walk will follow at 1:15 pm. The day includes children’s activities, light refreshments and prizes. Everyone is welcomed to attend this uplifting, free family event to walk and raise awareness of stillbirth, pregnancy loss and infant death.

For additional information, visit www.angelnames.org, contact Michelle Mosca at mgmosca@nullmsn.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/angelnamesassociation/.

Come walk with us on September 28, 2019

NAMI Rensselaer Family to Family program

NAMI Captial Region NY, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer it’s NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for the fall, beginning September 30th 2019. It will be held on Mondays at 6-8:30 pm at 420 New Scotland Ave, Albany.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12 session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

To register, please contact: Jeff Kellert at jmk82652@nullaol.com or Christine Rickman at 518-462-2000/christine@nullnaminys.org

AARP Tax Aide Program

AARP Tax Aide Program is looking for volunteers. The Tax Aide Program is a free tax preparation service for all members of our community. There are many opportunities that are available for our volunteers. Tax Preparers work directly with the tax payer to complete their tax return. Client Facilitators welcome taxpayers and help organize their paperwork. Technology Coordinators manage computer equipment. Local Coordinators who manage the site, volunteers and schedules. Communications Coordinators who help recruit new volunteers. We have sites in Columbia and Rensselaer Counties. Volunteers will receive training. To become a volunteer you will need to register for the Tax Aide Program. You can register at NYTaxAide.org. In the upper right of the window click on Volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide link and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Seeley at jseeley1018@nullgmail.com.

Ultimate Shopping Trip Fundraiser for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry in Troy.

The 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 1st and returns, Sunday, November 3rd.

Shopping includes American Candle, Kitchen Kettle, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, The Shops at Rockvale, Philadelphia Premium Outlets and optional trips to Tanger Outlets & Kozier’s Christmas Village. Accommodations are provided by Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet, complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.

Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $225/person, Triple: $185/person, or Quad $165/person. The fee includes bus, hotel, and driver’s tip. Limited spaces available.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or Hope7.Board@nullgmail.com

Berkshire Bird Paradise Fire

Thursday August 22nd, there was a terrible fire in one of the major greenhouses at the Berkshire Bird Paradise where all of the exotic birds are kept. The Berkshire Bird Paradise is a non-profit 501c3 Organization that cares for disabled and injured birds. 47 years ago, Peter Dubacher started this establishment as a hobby and it has now grown to be a true sanctuary for all birds to be loved and cared for. The fire was related to an electrical issue and was purely accidental. The building itself is intact, but there is a significant amount of heat and smoke damage. We saved as many birds as we could but unfortunately not all of them made it. This organization is completely non for profit and they survive solely off of donations. We are asking for help in any form possible. This family is so humble and hardworking and has given to the community so much over the years and now they need your help. If you could find it in your heart to donate or volunteer it would be so appreciated. We need as much help as we can get! Thank you!

Please make donations here: gofundme.com/f/berkshire-bird-paradise-fire

Mountain Bike Enthusiasts – Trail Builders Wanted

Town of Sand Lake has granted MTB trail building on a town property in Averill Park.

This is an easily accessible, local area with a very interesting terrain.

We’re now looking for a work crew to complete a finished circuit.

Progress has been made on most trails but trail benching and drainage projects remain.

It is important to note that we could add some fun features as we go.

Trail builders are encouraged to email Doug at mtbsandlake@nullgmail.com.

Thank you to the Town and their Open Spaces Committee for this opportunity!

Backpacks & School Supplies for the Community

Catholic Charities Tri-County Services coordinates school supply programs throughout our communities and we are in need of *new* supplies from backpacks & notebooks to graphing calculators & sneakers. You can help a child start off on the road to a successful school year!

Donations can be dropped off at our office at 50 Herrick St in Rensselaer or call Justine Carroll at 518-512-3577 x115 and we can arrange a pickup of larger quantity donations.

Search and Rescue Volunteers Needed

The Tri-State Emergency Team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches within a 100-mile radius of Waterford, NY. This includes all aspects of field and underwater search. The Tri-State Emergency Team responds when requested by NYS Forest Rangers and other Police Agencies throughout New York State, Western Vermont and Massachesettes.

We are looking for certified scuba divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general who wish to help people in need. The team will provide training and complete support as needed. Our headquarters is located in Waterford. Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit our website at www.tri-stateemergencyteam.org

Greenbush Cemetery in need of donations

The Greenbush Cemetery was incorporated in 1845. From Columbia Turnpike, one can see we are an old, historic cemetery in the Town of East Greenbush. However, we are still active and offering lots sales for a reasonable cost in three new sections.

With lifestyle changes in a more mobile culture, our cemetery is suffering financially. Lot sales are way down and more cremations are being done rather than burials. Cemeteries are forced to rely on donations to keep operating.

The Greenbush Cemetery estimates the operating cost for 2019 is $20,000.00. We will need to raise $15,000.00 to stay operational for this year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help maintain this historic cemetery in East Greenbush.

The Greenbush Cemetery Board of Trustees (all volunteers) will be most appreciative!

We will publicly list you as a donor unless you wish to remain anonymous.

Please make checks payable to: Greenbush Cemetery Association.

Please mail checks to Jim Finke, Treasurer, 13 Horizon View Drive West, East Greenbush, NY 12061.

For more information, contact: Bobbie Reno 518-465-7938. Thank you.

Land Trust Spring Bottle Drive

Return your bottles and cans and help the Schodack Area Land Trust (SALT).

Through an arrangement with Six-Cent Redemption, behind Starbucks in Hannaford Plaza, SALT will receive six cents for every container you donate to the cause. Simply drop off your containers and say, “These are for SALT.” No need to wait or feed cans into a machine.

SALT is a 13-year-old not-for-profit which manages 60 acres of land open to the public for passive recreation. Access to the property is from Thoroughbred Dr. off Palmer Rd. SALT’s biggest expense is insurance.

Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Available

Wynantskill UFSD would like to inform our community that information and applications for the Free and Reduced- Price Lunch Program are available on the district website, www.wynantskillufsd.org, or by calling Food Services Director Lori Audi at 518-283-4600 ext. 22.

The National School Lunch Program is a completely confidential program that has helped ensure children have access to nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches since 1946.

Latham Clothing Shed

Back to School days are almost here! It’s that time of year to go through your children’s wardrobes , purchase text books and school supplies. If you have a first time college-bound student or a returning one you’re planning the dorm room set up! Or if you’re moving to a newly purchased home or are relocating to a new apartment.

Do you have textile items that are no longer wanted or needed? Please consider donating your items to our Clothing Shed, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, :Latham, N.Y. 12110.​

​Items accepted include;​

Used Clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, pillowcases, blankets, curtains, and stuffed animals.​

​**What Not to Drop-off:​

Furniture, electronics, household items, books, toys, garbage, pillows, rags, and fabric scraps.​

​For further information visit our website www.lathamcoloniekofc.com, or call 518 783 0572!​

Supporting Local Charities Has Never Been Easier!

The St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus have teamed up with 6 Center Redemption Center located at 461 Main Street in Wynantskill to accept qualifying bottle and can donations to support local charities and those in need.

Simply bring your clean, qualifying empties to 6 Center Redemption in Wynantskill and say they are to support the St Jude Knights of Columbus. They’ll do the rest! That’s it!

Thanks for your support.

Sheriff Patrick Russo Announces Membership Drive

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Rensselaer County according to Sheriff Patrick Russo.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979. It is a not-for-profit corporation, tax exempt organization, and contributions to the Institute are tax deductible.

While the Sheriff’s Office is a unit of county government, many of the concerns of Sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies are best addressed on a statewide level. The Sheriffs’ Institute provides centralized training programs and services for all Sheriffs’ Offices, where those programs and services would be unavailable or impractical on a single county basis.

The flagship program of the Sheriffs’ Institute is the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically challenged children. The Sheriffs’ Camp, in its 42nd year of operation, is located on Keuka Lake and 840 children from across New York State attend each summer. The Sheriffs’ Institute pays the entire cost of the camp stay and transportation. Most children attending wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity for vacation travel or a summer camp experience.

“In these difficult economic times we cannot forget our youth who will not have the opportunity for a summer camp experience or a summer vacation,” Sheriff Patrick Russo said. “By becoming an honorary member, you are supporting the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically disadvantaged children.”

In addition, the Sheriffs’ Institute operates a scholarship program that provides one scholarship to each of New York State’s Community College’s Criminal Justice Programs. This program is designed to help attract the best and the brightest to the criminal justice vocation.

For more information about the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp and other Sheriffs’ Institute Programs, visit our website, www.sheriffsinstitute.org or simply google “Sheriffs’ Institute kids” and it will be your first option.

Financial support for many of the Sheriffs’ Institute programs comes from Honorary Membership dues. Any persons interested in supporting the efforts of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute by becoming an Honorary Member should contact the Sheriff if they do not receive an invitation in the mail or visit our web site at: www.sheriffsinstitute.org to download an application.

Rensselaer Senior Center Community Service Volunteers Needed

Looking For Dedicated Seniors To Help With our Community Service Program Every Thursday After Lunch. Making Afghans and Lap Robes For People in Nursing Homes Stuffed Animals For The Pediatric Departments in hospitals and emergency rooms Heart Pillows for Heart and Lung Surgery patients This Is a Very Rewarding Program and we are Needing A Few More Angels to keep this program in place or if you are homebound and willing to Crochet or knit from home to help us out then Please Call us if Interested We Are Open Monday thru Friday 9am-3pm We are Located in Rensselaer on East And Herrick Streets Call For Further Info. 518-463-2166

We Are Taking Empty Clear Pill Bottles Must Be See Thru

Woodside 56 Road Cemetery of East Poestenkill

Last year our roads were resurfaced, many monuments righted, lawn was mowed several times and

a new entrance sign was placed. Volunteers work hard to see that these are accomplished.

N.Y.S. Board of Cemeteries inspection gave a mark of good standing and congratulated volunteers

on great work. Thank you Boy Scout Troop 528 of Poestenkill, who placed 60 flags for our Veterans.

The public is invited to the cemetery between dusk and dawn. Monuments from the oldest generation

can be found with a beautiful view from the top of the hill. A visit will be informative and one will enjoy

the park like atmosphere. G.P.S 26 – 56 Road, Petersburgh, NY.

facebook.com/56woodsidecemetery/

Your donations are the future hope of the cemetery and our only income. Volunteers are welcome.

Please send your tax deductible contributions to Woodside 56 Road Cemetery P.O. Box 76, Poestenkill, NY 12140.

Questions? PH: 518 283 5303. Next Annual Meeting: May 5, 2020 at Union Gospel Church,

Plank Road East Poestenkill.

Still Looking For Some Weekend Warriors

The Sand Lake Ambulance has existed as a volunteer ambulance for 60 years, and we intend to be here for another 60. We are looking for people who want to help out, but may not have all the time in the world. You may be able to help out by giving us part of your weekend. We would recommend for us and for the volunteer that you try to do a couple of times a month. You only need to be able to drive a box truck, lift 50+ pounds, be willing to learn the radios, lights, and our guidelines, and follow through on the commitment. We’ll train you. Call us at 518-674-2221. We’ll train you to be an EMT too, if you want.

We Need EMT’s and Drivers We Will Train You

The Sand Lake Ambulance has been in existence for 60 years. We have operated as primarily a volunteer organization for most of that time. We need your help to keep our costs down by filling out as many shifts with volunteer EMT’s and drivers as we can. We could particularly use recent retirees who are looking to stay active working days during the week.

If you have ever been interested in becoming certified to provide emergency care to friends, family, neighbors, or others, we will pay for that training. The course is 4 months long and will require some commitment of time and work. And we will ask you to ride as a member for at least 2 years with Sand Lake Ambulance for training you. We also train ambulance drivers in EVOC training.

We generally work on keeping our skills up with regular training and try to keep it both educational and enjoyable. And as an active member of the ambulance, you’ll be working calls and helping your community. You need to be in fairly decent physical health and able to lift 50 pounds fairly easily, you need to be okay with working with trauma patients or sick community members, and you need to be willing to get up at all hours to do it.

Please consider joining, we need your service. We aren’t saying it won’t be work, but it will be worth it.

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