Giving Back 11.07.19

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Learn to Ferment Vegetables at the Garden Club of East Schodack’s November 8 Meeting

The Garden Club of East Schodack is holding its next meeting on Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7, East Schodack. Guests are welcome!

This month’s speaker will be Victoria Boulay, Biology Horticulture teacher at Averill Park High School, who will demonstrate the food fermenting process. Victoria will demonstrate how to ferment cabbage for sauerkraut and will discuss the fermentation process as it applies to other foods.

If you wish to participate in the demonstration and bring some kraut home with you, garden club guests are asked to bring a medium sized cabbage, 2 carrots, 2 cloves of garlic cloves for each jar of kraut. (Optional: onions, hot pepper, daikon radishes). Each person will need at least one wide mouth quart canning jar and a jelly jar that fits into the mouth of the wide mouth. The club will supply the utensils and other ingredients to produce the kraut.

Please join us for an informative and productive presentation with refreshments following. If you have any question, call Marilyn Michaels at 518-265-1525.

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Repair Cafe

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 Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Village Hall, 85 South Main Street – downstairs, in the Community Room on the first floor. 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 November are electrical and “jack-of-all-trades.” Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at or stop by the Repair Café. Volunteers for reception and refreshments are also welcome. For more information about global Repair Café, visit

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Annual Veterans Day Pasta Dinner – Honoring our Veterans & Active Duty Members

Join the Sand Lake Kiwanis Club with the VFW & American Legion in honoring our Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Saturday November 9th from 4 to 7 PM at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall (Rte. 43) for an “All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner”.

Families (adult with up to four children) flat rate of $25.00 – Individuals $10.00. Veterans Eat Free!!

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Melvin Roads Verterans Day

Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 celebrates Veterans Day, 1:00 PM, Monday , November 11th, 2019 at the post, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Enjoy the parade & then stop by Melvin Roads for our ceremony & refreshments. One hundred & one years ago, The Great War ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour. Our name sake Private Melvin Roads died the night before the Armistice took effect. PVT Roads served his country, and gave his life to a cause he believed in. Post 1231 celebrates his service and the service of all veteran’s, along with their families. Please join us as we and our local representatives support all veteran’s everywhere.

The 21st Annual Rensselaer County Veterans Breakfast, sponsored by Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, Veterans Service Agency, is served at Melvin Roads American Legion this year on Sunday November 10th, 2019 . All veterans and their families are welcome to come down and enjoy a special breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 AM with a Ceremony at noon. County, and State representatives will award medals at the noon ceremony to individuals who were awarded the medals, but never received them.

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Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Announces Fall Festival of Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Fall Festival of Literacy will be held on November 14, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. LVORC’s student authors will be joined by Dr. Steven Sandler, author of Tea with Freud. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Networking with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 and the program will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The Fall Festival of Literacy is an evening of life-affirming true stories by our adult literacy students and tutors. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide free literacy programs and services to adults and children in Rensselaer County and nearby communities. For more information, visit

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Local Quilt Guild Makes Annual Donation

The East Side Quilters, which was founded in 1992, recently commemorated another year by donating 160 handmade quilts to local organizations including: YWCA, Unity House, Joseph’s House, and Saint Paul’s. Representatives from all four organizations were presented with the quilts during the guild’s annual open house. The guild meets in Castleton and offers weekly and monthly activities, raffles, open sewing time, bus trips, getaways and more. The guild continues to welcome new members. Join us and our wonderful quilting community at our next meeting (11/20 at 7pm) More information can be found at

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

DPS Elementary PTO Brown Bag Auction

Donald P Sutherland Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is holding its annual brown bag auction on November 16th, 2019. Doors open at 4:30pm, ticket sales end at 5:15 and the auction will begin between 5:30 and 6pm. Thank you to all who contacted us last year with donations. We need your help once again with the donation of items. We are looking for new or gently used items to auction off at our event. Donation items could be gift certificates, kids toys, gloves, hats, mittens, or household items. Please email or call/text Kelly Evers at (518)269-8719 to provide a donation. This event is open to the community.

10/03/2019 – 11/07/2019

Town of East Greenbush Raking for Veterans Day

Are you a Veteran who resides in East Greenbush? Are you in need of yard work assistance this fall?

The Town of East Greenbush Officials, EG Employees, EG Police Dept, and The East Greenbush Teachers Association have teamed up to help you!

Volunteers will be available for raking and small yard clean up on Monday November 11th from 10 am to 2 pm.

If you would like to sign up your yard please call the Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation Department at 518-477-4194.

Thank you for your service!

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Sand Lake Veterans Day Ceremony

This year we will be holding our Veteran’s Day Ceremonies on Monday, November 11th, at 11:00 am to honor our Veterans at The Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park. Our honored speaker will be Captain Michael F. Perry recently retired from the Navy Reserve after 28 years of service. He continues to serve as the Deputy Commander for Logistics of the New York Naval Militia, which is a Federally recognized component of the New York National Guard and comprised of over 2,600 members. His past assignments include five command tours, including major command of a Navy Cargo Handling Battalion comprised of over 275 Sailors spanning five installations and three states. and, most recently, six months as the Chief of the Commercial Industry Branch of the United States Transportation Command from February to July of this year. His State deployments include numerous activations to State Active Duty by the New York Naval Militia in support of the New York National Guard during its response to numerous natural and man-made disasters, including service at Ground Zero during 9-11. Captain Perry has earned Master’s Degrees from SUNY Albany and the United States Army War College, Seabee Combat and Expeditionary Warfare qualifications and numerous personal and unit awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal as a result of filling a gapped Air Force General Officer billet from 2016 to 2017. He resides with his wife, Nancy, on Miller Hill Road in Averill Park and has two children, Jennifer and Julia.

Come and honor “Those Common Men And Women Who Proudly Served Our Country With Uncommon Valor”.

Todd Middleton, Commander VFW

Robert Carpenter, Commander American Legion

10/17/2019 – 11/07/2019

Wreaths Across America Roast Beef Dinner

Please join us at the American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave. in Wynantskill on Saturday, November 9th for our 3rd annual roast beef dinner to benefit Wreaths Across America. All proceeds will be used to purchase wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves at Saratoga National Cemetery on Saturday, December 14th.

Dinner will be served 2-6pm, eat in or takeout and includes: roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, cake, water and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance (available at the post) and $12 at the door. Presales are suggested as this sold out last year and walk-ins are not guaranteed. For more info, contact Jeff @518-376-8087.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Kiwanis Announces Free Meals to Honor Veterans

“Town of Sand Lake Comes Together to Honor our Veterans” – On May 11th 1938, President Franklin D Roosevelt declared November 11th to be Armistice Day as a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of World Peace and all those who fought for that Peace. On October 8th, 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower issued an Executive Order for the first Veteran’s Day Proclamation. In that proclamation the President stated “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this Anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations and the entire citizenry will join hands in a common purpose”. On Saturday, November 9th , 2019, the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, The American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Averill Park, The Sand Lake Veteran’s Association, the APHS Key Club,, Knights of Columbus and the Cross Roads Restaurants will honor our local veterans by providing a free veteran’s “all you can eat spaghetti dinner”, at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall from 4 PM to 7 PM. The West Sand Lake Fire Hall will be decked out in patriotic colors. Meals will be served by the APCSD Kiwanis Clubs and the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake. The Cross Roads Restaurant will be providing a delicious sauce cooked to perfection by Kiwanis Club members. A special Fallen Comrade’s Table will honor the brave brothers and sisters who never returned from their call to arms. Please join us November 9th and pay tribute our defenders of freedom as we celebrate Veteran’s Day. The meals will be limited to the first 120 people. There will be a 50/50 Raffle by the American Legion and VFW Posts of Averill Park. Admission will be Free to Sand Lake Veterans – Retired and Active Duty, $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and $ 25 for a family of up to- 5 exclusive of the Veteran.

Submitted by: John C. Brownrigg, Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

“I Love My Library” Troy Public Library Fundraiser at Market Block Books

Market Block Books, 290 River Street, is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 17th from 11AM-3PM. Market Block Books will donate 20% of all sales to support the Troy Public Library (no bonus book cards or other discounts will be available on this date.) Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Make your purchase count doubly by purchasing an item from the library’s wish list and donate both the item plus 20% of the sale to the library!

Please feel free to contact the library at 274-7071 or 235-5310 if you need further details or have any questions.

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

Health Insurance 2020 Information

The Poestenkill Business Association will proudly be sponsoring a presentation on Healthcare Insurance for 2020 at the Sullivan-Jones VFW Post on Main St. in Poestenkill on Monday November 21, 2019 beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is free to all. Small Business Owners and Individuals are strongly encouraged to attend to listen to a preview of what to expect in the Health Insurance Marketplace for next year so as to assist in your choice of the Health Insurance Plan to fit your needs. General Small Business, Individual and Family Plan options will be reviewed. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period. It will be a most informative session so please set aside time to attend Monday Night November 21st to become better educated on Health Insurance coverages in 2020. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and light refreshments will be available. See you then. Thank you for your interest.

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

Thanksgiving Coffee House

For a special evening of fabulous songs, music, stories, baked goods/nibbles and “forgettable” jokes, come to the Thanksgiving Coffee House. Share an evening of old fashioned entertainment with our local very talented performers and start the Holiday Season with friends in an evening of fine entertainment. All proceeds from the entrance basket help local families in crisis obtain food, medicine, gas for their cars and the knowledge that their neighbors care. Hope to see you in Fellowship Hall at the first United Methodist Church 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush on the 15th at 7:00pm


Annual Fresh Florida Citrus Fundraiser

The yearly Troy Kiwanis Fresh Florida Fruit sale is on again to raise money for projects that directly assist Troy area youth. 20 lbs for only $25, Navel Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit, or a Mixed Case.

Most area groups are charging well over $30/case

Orders must be received by Sunday 11/24.

Call Dean @ 518-322-0826 Today!

Will arrive in Troy, by 12/12, in plenty of time for Holiday Gift Giving!! Kiwanis is Serving the Children of the World

10/24/2019 – 11/28/2019

Register Now for 72nd Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning

Registration is open for the 72nd edition of the Troy Turkey Trot, the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race, on Thanksgiving morning at

Troy’s signature Thanksgiving holiday event, presented by Pioneer Bank, begins at 8 a.m. with the Capital Region’s only Thanksgiving Day 10K. The 10K course will close at 9:30 a.m. to facilitate the start of the Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk at 9:30 a.m. The shorter 5K distance kicks off at 10 a.m. Both the 10K and 5K feature “out and back” course configurations which start at 4th and Fulton Streets and finish at River Street’s Monument Square.

Registration is $35 (5K and 10K) and $15 (Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk). In-person registration along with bib and t-shirt pickup will be held at the Troy Atrium (4 Third Street) Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Weds., Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day-of-event registration for all events will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 15 minutes prior to the start of each event on the second floor of the Troy Atrium. Race day entry fees are $45 (5K and 10K) and $15 (Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk). Participants for all events will receive a 72nd edition blended dry-fit t-shirt, finisher’s medal, personalized finisher’s certificate and post-event refreshments.

While registering online, all participants are encouraged to donate to the event’s two main charities, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and Joseph’s House & Shelter, a Troy-based not-for-profit whose mission is to prevent and alleviate homelessness in the Capital Region.

All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. These items can be dropped off at the Troy Atrium (second floor) on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and race morning (first floor) starting at 6:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit

10/17/2019 – 12/17/2020

Support Local Charities with Your Cans and Bottles

The St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus has 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.

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