Giving Back 11.14.19

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Church Inventory Liquidation Sale

On November 16th the North Chatham United Methodist Church will be selling off a wide variety of items such as tents, tables, shelving, pallets, lights, etc. They will be auctioned off starting @ 10:00 AM. Bidder registration and previews will be available starting @ 9:30. Please note that all items are subject to prior sales and the large tents being sold will have minimum bids. Other than tents, we cannot guarantee security of items not removed on the 16th. For more information on what’s being sold please go to the church website ( The rain/snow date is 11/23 and if we decide to postpone it will be posted on our website by 7:00 PM on 11/15. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham.

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Girl Scout Troop 1098 Collects Candy and Cards for Troops

Girl Scout Troop 1098 from Poestenkill Elementary organized a drive to collect unwanted Halloween candy for Operation Gratitude, a program that sends candy to troops overseas, and cards for a former Poestenkill student, currently deployed, Matthew Schumaker. The junior troop met with their principal to ask permission, designed the flyer, distributed boxes at school and the library, presented at a school assembly and made a video with the principal to request donations. Their hard work paid off because they collected 153 lbs of candy and many cards for Matthew. The girls sorted, packaged and shipped the treats out this week. The troop thanks all who donated to this very successful service project!

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Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The volunteers at the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop work hard to provide a clean, well-organized shopping experience. The shop has a very large selection of clothing for all ages and sizes, gently used baby equipment, toys, games, puzzles, record albums, CD’S, DVD’s, household goods, collectibles, Autumn decor and an over-flowing Christmas room. You’re sure to find something you didn’t know you needed!

The shop will be open on Thursday November 14th from 3 to 6 and on Saturday November 16th from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer and on CDTA route #214, the entrance is through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side.

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 18, 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 18th 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

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Good Pie for Good

The Rotary Club of Cohoes will hold its annual Apple Pie sale. Buy our frozen apple pie for $12 and the Cohoes Rotary will donate the proceeds to local charities to do good for those in need. Pick up your pies at LifePath Cohoes (formerly Cohoes Senior Center) on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. To order pies email Help people in need for the holidays!

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

NYS Federation of Home Bureau celebrates 100 yrs.

The Federation was born on May 29, 1919. It parted from Cornell University and was incorporated in 1956. Various programs were formed to assist women to obtain a higher standard of living in the home and community. The Bureau is proud of the 108 scholarships in various colleges throughout NYS. They continue to help those in need; making items for community service, personal use or gifts; plus learning about health, safety, consumer and legislation info. To learn more visit website:

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

11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019

Rensselaer County Veterans Toy Drive

American Legion Post #1489 at 111 Main Avenue in Wynantskill is hosting a fundraiser for the Rensselaer County Veterans Toy Drive on Saturday, December 1, 2019 starting at 1PM. The public is welcome to come join us for a day of fun, food, music and raffles. Admission is a new unwrapped toy for a girl or boy, or a $7 donation at the door.

We would appreciate anything you could do to help us raise money and toys for needy families in the Capital District. Any gift certificates or donations you could make would be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to American Legion Post #1489, please indicate in the memo line your check is for the toy drive. Your donation is tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!

Commander Joe Renehan

11/14/2019 – 12/05/2019

Library lights at Brunswick Community Library

As the holidays approach, we think of loved ones with whom we have shared so many memories. For the month of December, Friends of the Brunswick Community Library will be asking community members to sponsor a candle or wreath to be lit at the library in their loved one’s honor. Information on sponsorship costs is available in the library. Spread the light of memory and community while supporting the library programs.

11/14/2019 – 12/05/2019

Christmas Madrigal Dinner

The Lord and Lady of Greenbush Manor invite you as their honored guests for an evening of Merriment, Feasting and Song to lighten your hearts for the Christmas Season and year long. Join us in Our Great Hall at The First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush, 1 Gilligan Road. December 6th at 7pm and December 7th at 6pm Guests with enjoy Wassail (mulled cider), Roast Beef and gravy, potatoes and vegetables as well as Bread pudding, tea and coffee. Guests are invited to dress in period costumes to honor their hosts this eve. For reservations call church at 518-477-9693 or Sharon Wheeler at 407-718-7707. This is a fund-raising event held very infrequently so don’t miss this opportunity! Tickets $35 and for those who cannot attend, consider paying it forward in the spirit of Christmas for those who are less fortunate.

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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.

11/14/2019 – 02/27/2020

Six Center Redemption is partnering with Alzheimer’s Association.

Return your bottles and cans and help The Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Through an arrangement with:Six-Center Redemption

Two Locations – 461 Main Ave Wynantskill (Corner of Sharpe and Main Ave) & 550 South Street Rensselaer.

The Alzheimer’s Association will receive six cents for every container you donate to the cause. Simply drop off your containers and say

“These are for the Alzheimer’s Association.”

No need to count the cans or bottles, no waiting or standing in lines to feed your cans or bottles in to a machine. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The first survivor of Alzheimer’s is out there, but we won’t get there without you.

Join the fight with your bottles & cans!

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