Poestenkill Youth Summer Camp
Poestenkill Summer Camp will be held July 8th-August 2nd at Poestenkill Elementary School from 9am-4pm. Each week will be filled with field trips to a variety of locations around the Capital Region including Grafton, Billy Beez, Fun Plex, Liberty Ridge Farm, Valley Cats, Zoom Flume, etc., art projects, STEM challenges, physical activities, water activities and visitors to camp. Swim lessons will be offered at Grafton. Registration information can be found at www.bit.ly/PoestenkillYouth
Contact Town Office at 518-283-5100 with any questions. Submitted by: Tiffany Buker, Camp Director, Town of Poestenkill
Save the date! CHS Annual 70’s Alumni Party
Grads/attendees/teachers of Columbia High School 1970-1979: mark your calendar to attend the annual Alumni Party/Summer Get-Together on Saturday, August 17, 2019. ALL alumni welcome! Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way (off Route 9J), Schodack Landing. Camping available, reserve now; sites are going fast! Watch for further details here and on our FB page: SEVENTIES REUNION. Contact: Caroline Lynch Zeyak at 518-928-3223 or email@example.com.
APHS Class of 1989 30th Year Reunion
Planning is in the works to celebrate our 30th year reunion. August 17th is the tentative date and we are currently looking into possible venues. An email address has been set up for questions, or to contact the planning committee. For classmates who are not on Facebook, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your contact information. For those without access to a computer, you may call or text 518 378-5318. Friends and family of alumni, please spread the word and forward the email address to classmates. We are hoping for a great turnout!
7th Annual CHS 60’s Reunion
Summer is coming and Labor Day will follow, which means the 7th annual CHS 60’s Reunion will be Saturday, September 7, 2019. Please mark your calendar and save the date. As always, we meet every year the first Saturday after Labor Day. All classes from the 60’s including ‘60 to ‘69 along with all pre ‘60’s classes are invited to attend. We will meet again at the East Greenbush Firehouse pavilion on Phillips Road from 4 to 9 PM. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and soda, along with food will be available at reasonable prices. Pictures from previous reunions are available for viewing at www.QECO.com courtesy of Paul Kardos ‘63. No reservation is required. All are asked to pay $5 to cover expenses and the surplus will be donated to CoNSERNS-U for their back to school program. Please share this information with your classmates and encourage them to join you on the 7th. Have a great Summer. Hope to see you in September!
~Bob Flynn ‘63
Columbia High School Class of ‘69 50th Reunion
CAPITAL DISTRICT – Columbia High School, East Greenbush. Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th year class reunion at Nassau Sportsman Club – outdoor pavilion at 370 Boyce Road,Nassau, NY 12123. The date is September 14, 2019 at 4pm. Food will be served at 5pm. Please RSVP by August 14th with a check payable for $35.00 pp to Colleen Thompson. 15 Thompson Court, Rensselaer NY 12144.
Class Reunion Save The Date
Save the date, October 4, 2019, Catholic Central High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion at Franklin Terrace. More information to follow.
Columbia High School Class of ’79 40th year reunion
The Columbia High School Class of ’79 40th year reunion will be held on Friday, November 29th, 6:30-11:30 pm at The Century House in Latham.
Details on Columbia High School Class of ‘79 Facebook page.
Wynantskill UFSD- Register Kindergartners Now for 2019-20 School Year
Parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Gardner-Dickinson School in the fall are encouraged to register their children now. Your child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2019 to attend kindergarten in September.
To register, parents are asked to call Ms. Fazioli at 518-283-4600 ext. 10, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Forms and registration information are also available at www.wynantskillufsd.org.
Registering your child for kindergarten now will make sure your child is ready to start the school year by ensuring all the necessary pvaperwork is on file. It also helps Wynantskill UFSD plan for the upcoming school year by providing school officials a better estimate of how many kindergarteners will attend school.
Twin sisters, both Troy residents, ending Army National Guard careers after 34 years
Lisa and Lynn Currier joined the National Guard together, served together and went to war in Afghanistan together. LATHAM, NY (07/02/2019) (readMedia)– Twin sisters who began their Army National Guard careers together, went to war in Afghanistan together and share a house in Troy together, are now planning their retirements from the New York Army National Guard together.
Master Sgt. Lisa Currier, a senior logistics officer, and her sister, retired Lt. Col. Lynn Currier, an information management branch chief, who both worked at the New York National Guard headquarters here are retiring after 34 years of service.
They will be honored with a retirement lunch on July 12 at Frear Park Golf Course.
Holly Hastings Recognized as Community Service Leader at SUNY Delhi
DELHI, NY (07/02/2019)– The O’Connor Center for Community Engagement (OCCE) at SUNY Delhi has recognized Holly Hastings of Eagle Bridge (Hoosick Falls Central School) for their outstanding commitment to community service. Hastings was named a Leader of Excellence: Bachelors, which recognizes seniors graduating with between 301-400 hours of service.
Averill Park Commencement Press Release
Averill Park Central School District held its 88th annual Commencement at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Saturday, June 29.
In total, 227 graduates received their diploma, though one would-be graduate was notably absent.
Kelsey Kittleson passed away in July 2017 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. She was a part of the Class of 2019.
On Saturday, High School Principal Heath Quiles and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Franchini, delivered welcoming remarks before graduate Emily Armlin spoke to the audience.
Mr. Vincent Gaetani served as the guest speaker for the afternoon. Mr. Gaetani is a long-time teacher at Averill Park CSD who is retiring. This year, seniors chose their commencement speaker.
Graduate Noora Ahmed delivered the farewell address to her class and spoke of her beloved classmate, Kelsey Kittleson.
The Class of 2019 includes:
Top Academic Students
Michael J. Beskid
Abigail L. Vandenberg
Jenna Marie Miller
Mariah Hayley St.Onge
Keating Rose Zeleke
Anthony Michael Carucci
Nathaniel Paul Jamison
Class of 2019
Alexis V. Anton
Emily Caroline Armlin
Matthew M/ Atherholt
Ryan Gregory Baker
William R. Ballard
Emily I. Benoit
Jessica E. Beskid
Logan B. Bielawski
Andrea N. Bingham
Martin Lawrence Bond
Olivia M. Bonesteel
Jake R. Bornt
Brian Michael Bourne
Jacqueline E. Boyd
Austin William Bradway
Victoria A. Bubie
Emily Anne Bulmer
Hanna Marie Buono
Caterina Ann Burns
Iris A. Bursey
Lillian Abigail Bushey
Molly Abigail Cardamone
Morgan L. Catlin
Taya A. Catlin
Rebekah L. Chambers
Hadley J. Chan
Kaylee M. Clairmont
James S. Cocca
Sean D. Collingbourne
Katleyn Rose Cooper
Lucas G. Corbo
Shauna A. Corry
Jesse C. Crawford-Harris
Henry J.E. Crawley
Brooklyn Ashley Darling
Christina Renee DeGroff
Karisa Marie Dell
Matthew P. Deresienski
Kara Faith Dodge
Nicholas J. DonVito
Anna F. Doyle
Gracie A. Driscoll
Eamon P. Finnerty
William F. Fleming
Declan H. Flynn
Jason A. Foust
Matthew Daniel Gaston
Rachel Elizabeth Gates
Avery M. Gauthier
Gabrielle Lilly Geerholt
Nicholas Franklin Gelder
Sydney N. Gile
Megan E. Glanton
Nicholas Michael Goyer
Sean P. Graf
Xavier Ellen Gray
Darren S. Griffin
Cameron J. Groff
Marissa Lee Guilbault
Thomas K. Hacker
Megan Mary Hale
Kyle A. Harvey
Rick C. Haskins
Julia H. Haworth
Raymod A. Hebert
Abigail G. Hillenbrandt
Carley Della Marie Hinman
Lauren D. Hogle
Jamie E. Holzman
Leena V. Horrocks
Nicholas J. Houlihan
Alyssa M. Jacon
Jacob A. Jokiel
Aiden Reed Jones
Emily Kay Jorden
Zachary Raymond Karhan
Matthew J. Kenneally
Anthony Lee LaBounty
Michael Xavier LaChance
Dylan William LaPorta
Genna Eve LaRose
Andrew J. Lee
Brian D. Legan
John Thomas Leonard
Taylor A. Liberty
Jacob R. Lucier
Isabella Rose Maddalone
Nicholas Marshall Maggio
Nancy F. Mainville
Stephanie Cecielia Mangene
Tiffany Marie Maroncelli
Morgan C. Mason
Nicholas R. McCart
Michael McCarty III
James I McDade
Zachary M. McGrath
Morgan M. McIntyre
John H. McKenna
Olivia L. Meemken
Mitchell R. Mihalko
Colin T. Miller
Kyle R. Moak
Kelsey Christine Mohl
Josephine S. Morelli
EmmaLee A. Morgan
Sophia Noelle Morone
Alexis D. Moskov
Zachary T. Moskov
Bridget Catherine Mulligan
Marissa A. Nagel
Joseph M. Natalie
Kyle B. Nethercott
Ethan T. Nguyen
Carl L. Nitz
Christina Marie Parrottino
Jewelia Mae D. Pasinello
Nicholas Christopher Pastizzo
Stephanie Elizabeth Paul
Lauren E. Pelletier
Kelsey Grace Perala
Scott J. Petersen III
Madalyne Emilie Piche
Gianna Maria Polaro
Maxwell J. Pollock
Grace Tullidge Powers
Zachary Tyler Price
Ryan J. Ranken
Nicolina Lynne Rayno
Kyle S. Reasor
Rayanna N. Reed
Anita Rose Reitano
Emily T. Ruppert
Daniel P. Ryan III
Samantha M. Schupp
Caitlin Elizabeth Siegel
Micayla E. Slattery
Devin M. Smith
Kyle Jordan Snyder
Logan E. Southard
Nicholas M. Spink
Collin St. Pierre
Stephanie Lynn St. Pierre
Anna Lucia Stern
Christian T. Stuto
Aaron E. Styczynski
Michael J. Sullivan
Cole Daniel Swahlan
Kalila E. Swan
Angela E. Thomas
Kristen W. Thomas
Derek J. Tobin
Celina Rose Tomlinson
Jacob W. Unser
Petra A. Valenti
Madelyn J. VanAken
Aaron R. VanBergen
Morgan P. VanDervoort
Alexander J. Verardi
Jack T. Wendell
Aidan R. Westfall
Elijah Edward Wilcox
Kennedi J. Wilkinson
Bradley Joseph Willett
Dominic J. Williams
Jessie L. Williams
Alexander C. Williams-Mitchell
Amanda E. Winckler
Laura Alexis Wing
Izabella Dream With
Merrill A.Z. Wrenn
Nikolas C. Yash
Abigail Cancilla of Troy Named to Monroe College Dean’s List for Winter 2019 Semester
BRONX, NY (07/01/2019)– Abigail Cancilla of Troy (12182) was recently named to the Monroe College Dean’s List for the Winter 2019 semester.
St. Lawrence University Students Named to Dean’s List
CANTON, NY (07/01/2019)– The following students have been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2019 semester at St. Lawrence University.
Shannon E. Doin of Troy. Doin is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in biology and government.
Sean J. Harrington of Averill Park. Harrington is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in neuroscience. Harrington attended Averill Park High School.
Michael T. Rienzo of Troy. Rienzo is a member of the Class of 2022. Rienzo attended Troy High School.
Jacob L. Snyder of Sand Lake. Snyder is a member of the Class of 2022. Snyder attended Averill Park High School.
Brianna L. Wickham of Mechanicville. Wickham is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in neuroscience. Wickham attended Mechanicville High School.
Local residents named to RIT Dean’s List
ROCHESTER, NY (07/01/2019)– The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 spring semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.
William Charbonneau of Hoosick Falls (12090), who is in the chemistry program.
Connor Rollins of Averill Park (12018), who is in the industrial engineering program.
Bridgit Hrubecky of Averill Park (12018), who is in the biomedical sciences program.
Matthew Harris of Troy (12182), who is in the computing and information technologies program.
Zara Davis of Wynantskill (12198), who is in the ceramics program.
Evan Forbes of Nassau (12123), who is in the web and mobile computing program.
Ryan Cacciotti of Troy (12180), who is in the mechanical engineering technology program.
Nicolas Stagnitta of East Greenbush (12061), who is in the business administration-management program.
Bryan Serian of Wynantskill (12198), who is in the electrical engineering program.
Will Clifford of Hoosick Falls (12090), who is in the computational mathematics program.
Zoe Willson of Troy (12180), who is in the packaging science program.
Mark McCowan of Nassau (12123), who is in the computer engineering program.
Spencer Perry of Nassau (12123), who is in the biomedical engineering program.
Kate Bobear of Valley Falls (12185), who is in the graphic design program.
Gabriel Cagara of Mechanicville (12118), who is in the new media design program.
John Lyons of Wynantskill (12198), who is in the industrial design program.
Sabrina Wolfe of Troy (12180), who is in the biomedical sciences program.
Gabe Gibney of Rensselaer (12144), who is in the chemical engineering program.
Kyle Saba of Troy (12182), who is in the civil engineering technology program.
Kerstyn OBrien of Wynantskill (12198), who is in the physician assistant program.
Jordan Palmer of East Greenbush (12061), who is in the chemical engineering program.
Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students for the 2019 Spring Semester
SPRINGFIELD, MA (07/01/2019)– Springfield College has named the following area students to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the 2019 Spring Semester. Criteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.
Brennan Fleming of Mechanicville, NY (12118) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. Fleming is studying Applied Exercise Science.
Michael Hoyt of Troy, NY (12180) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. Hoyt is studying Athletic Training.
Emily LaPlante of Troy, NY (12182) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. LaPlante is studying Athletic Training.
Sydney McNall of Troy, NY (12180) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. McNall is studying Computer Graphics/Digital Arts.
Natalie Stoner of Wynantskill, NY (12198) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. Stoner is studying Health Science/Pre-physician Assistant.
Miranda Gaetani of Mechanicville, NY (12118) has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 term. Gaetani is studying Mathematics.
Laurel Zimmer graduates from The College of St. Scholastica
DULUTH, MN (07/02/2019)– Laurel Zimmer of Wynantskill, NY graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management.
Brian Giddings Earns Spring 2019 Dean’s List Honors at Roger Williams University
Brian Giddings, of West Sand Lake, NY, has been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.
Jessica Alessi Makes Dean’s Commendation List at Gettysburg College
Jessica Alessi of Nassau, NY (12123) has been placed on the Deans’ Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2019 semester.
Springfield College Recognizes 2019 Graduates
SPRINGFIELD, MA (07/02/2019)– Springfield College Recognizes 2019 Graduates
Brennan Fleming of Mechanicville, NY, has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.
Jennifer Corsi of Rensselaer, NY, has earned a master’s of education degree in Counseling from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.
Salvatore Cimino of Mechanicville, NY, has earned a master’s of education degree in Physical Education from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.
Samantha Scanu of Troy, NY, has earned a doctor of physical therapy degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.
Taylor Lockrow of Troy, NY, has earned a master’s of science degree in Physician Assistant from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.
Anthony Carnevale of Troy, NY, has earned a master’s of education degree in Psychology from Springfield College for studies completed in 2019.
Local Students Graduate from SUNY Delhi
DELHI, NY (07/02/2019)– More than 690 students graduated from SUNY Delhi in May 2019. Commencement was held on May 18, 2019, and over 750 certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees were conferred upon the Class of 2019.
Leah Harris of Nassau () earned a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.
Allison Murray of Troy (Lansingburgh High School) earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Nolan Sutton of TROY (Grayson High School) earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Technology Management.
Kendra Burris of Troy () earned an associate’s degree in Veterinary Science Technology.
Garrett Fiske of Stephentown () earned an associate’s degree in Residential Construction.
Elizabeth Kempter of Poestenkill () earned an associate’s degree in Veterinary Science Technology.
Area SUNY Oswego students named to President’s List for spring 2019
OSWEGO, NY (07/03/2019)– SUNY Oswego has named high-performing students to the President’s List for spring 2019 for earning grade point averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale.
Victoria A. Panzanaro of Holser Road in Averill Park, a senior biology major
Kevin G. Farrell of Cavalry Course in Mechanicville, a sophomore biochemistry major
Elizabeth A. DeRubertis of Mountainview Terrace in Rensselaer, a senior wellness management major
Justin Akin of Madigan Road in Schaghticoke, a senior finance major
Emily M. O’Brien of Matthew Drive in Schaghticoke, a junior creative writing major
Kirsten R. Klingaman of Spring Avenue in Troy, a junior criminal justice major
Pierce M. Hurd of Craver Road in West Sand Lake, a sophomore computer science major
Amanda Young of NY Highway 355 in Wynantskill, a senior technology education major
Jodie Waldron of Eagle Bridge is a Practical Nursing Spring 2019 Graduate
RANDOLPH CENTER, VT (07/03/2019)– Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that Jodie Waldron from Eagle Bridge (12057) of the Practical Nursing program is among the 142 students who graduated from the program in the spring of 2019.
SUNY Oswego recognizes area students on Deans’ List for spring 2019
OSWEGO, NY (07/03/2019)– Students earning a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79 appear on SUNY Oswego’s spring 2019 Deans’ List, including several from the area.
Emily M. Olds of Miller Road in Castleton, a sophomore majoring in zoology
Casey Bariteau of Michael Road in East Greenbush, a sophomore majoring in childhood education
Madeleine G. Kaleta of Tamara Court in East Greenbush, a senior majoring in zoology
Meghan E. McKosky of Tamara Court in East Greenbush, a junior majoring in business administration
Bryan M. Farrell of Cavalry Course in Mechanicville, a junior majoring in business administration
Katrina L. Gorman of Bliss Schoolhouse Road in Nassau, a senior majoring in English
Evan J. Crawley of Plank Road in Poestenkill, a senior majoring in information science
Amanda K. McCullough of Delaware Avenue in Rensselaer, a senior majoring in childhood education
Jacob E. Southworth of Georgia Court in Rensselaer, a senior majoring in theatre
Danielle M. Jones of P.O. Box 243 in Stephentown, a senior majoring in biology
Megan R. Bloom of Madison Avenue in Troy, a junior majoring in human development
Maggie E. Bulmer of Banbury Road in Troy, a junior majoring in public relations
Vanessa A. Feliciano of Orr Street in Troy, a senior majoring in political science
Charlotte Gates of Roosevelt Avenue in Troy, a junior majoring in marketing
Joshua J. Helenek of Lavin Court in Troy, a senior majoring in criminal justice
Jacob D. Lewis of 109th Street in Troy, a junior majoring in broadcasting and mass communication
Brandon J. Macey of Albert Drive in Troy, a senior majoring in broadcasting and mass communication
Ryan J. Heslin of State Route 67 in Valley Falls, a senior majoring in biology
Dylan G. Farley of Shaver Road in West Sand Lake, a senior majoring in finance
Thomas A. Connolly of Dobert Court in Wynantskill, a senior majoring in broadcasting and mass communication