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.
Catholic Central High School 50th Class Reunion
The Class of 1969 50th Class reunion for Catholic Central High School will be held at Franklin Terrace on October 4th, 2019.
If you haven’t received an invitation or have not been contacted please see website troycchs1969.myevent.com.
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.
Greenbush Garden Club Awards Grants
Each year the Greenbush Garden Club awards grant to local schools or community organizations for educational programs and/or community beautification projects, ideally targeted to kids.
This year the Club awarded grants to the Robert C Parker school for a ground cherry garden and to the Green Meadow School for a rock garden. We wish them every success with these projects.
Money for the grants and the Club’s Garden Therapy program at Van Renesselear Manor is raised at our plant sale which is held in May of each year.
New members are always welcome. The Club meets at the East Greenbush Library. For the months of September, October and November of this year we will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. We hope to see you then.
E. Greenbush National Guard Soldier Retires from Military Service
LATHAM, NY (07/08/2019)– Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard, marking their end of service to community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Ciccone from E. Greenbush, N.Y. and assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after some 32 years of military service.
Amanda DeBarr of Nassau, NY, Earns Degree from Nazareth College
ROCHESTER, NY (07/09/2019)– Amanda DeBarr of Nassau, NY, graduated from Nazareth College with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in Physical Therapy during the 92nd Commencement ceremony at the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Seamus Kelley graduates from Bates College
LEWISTON, ME (07/09/2019)– Seamus Kelley, of Troy, N.Y., graduated after majoring in chemistry and minoring in religious studies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Kelley, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kelley of Troy, N.Y., is a 2014 graduate of La Salle Institute.
Ryan Heniges of Rensselaer, NY, has been named to the Champlain College President’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.
BURLINGTON, VT (07/09/2019)– Ryan Heniges of Rensselaer, NY, has been named to the Champlain College President’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.
Students on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or higher during the semester. Heniges is majoring in Computer Networking & Cybersecurity.
Students Named to Champlain College Dean’s List for Spring 2019 Semester
BURLINGTON, VT (07/09/2019)– The following students have been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the Spring 2019 semester.
Samuel Gallant of Troy, NY, majoring in
John McCorkle of Troy, NY, majoring in Game Design
Le Moyne College May 2019 Graduates and Dean’s List Recipients
SYRACUSE, NY (07/10/2019)– Le Moyne College has named several May 2019 graduates to its Spring 2019 Dean’s List. To make the list, students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above. Le Moyne’s 68th commencement took place on Sunday, May 19, at the New Your State Fair’s new Exposition Center. More than 700 members of the class of 2019 participated in the ceremony.
Graduates & Dean’s List Recipients
Emily Kreuzer, a Bachelor of Science in Biology, from Wynantskill, NY
Brittney Mack, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, from Poestenkill, NY
Jessica Schafer, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, from Troy, NY
Logan Ackley, a Bachelor of Science in Management and Leadership, from Troy, NY
Owen Brown, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance, from Troy, NY
Shiv Raizada, a Bachelor of Science in Finance, from Wynantskill, NY
Courtney Unser, a Senior Psychology major from Castleton on Hudson, NY
Local residents graduate from RIT
ROCHESTER, NY (07/10/2019)– Rochester Institute of Technology conferred some 4,200 degrees this academic year at all its campuses–including in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. The university held its 134th annual commencement celebration in May. The following local residents received degrees:
William Charbonneau of Hoosick Falls (12090) received a BS in chemistry in May 2019.
Zara Davis of Wynantskill (12198) received a BFA in ceramics in May 2019.
Bridgit Hrubecky of Averill Park (12018) received a BS in biomedical sciences in May 2019.
Mark McCowan of Nassau (12123) received a BS in computer engineering in May 2019.
Spencer Perry of Nassau (12123) received a BS in biomedical engineering in May 2019.
Michael Russomanno of Nassau (12123) received a BS in packaging science in December 2018.
Murphy Lill Awarded Master of Public Administration from Kutztown University
KUTZTOWN, PA (07/11/2019)– Murphy Gallagher Lill of Nassau, NY (12123), has been awarded a Master of Public Administration from Kutztown University.
Troy’s Graham Takes Degree at NYIT
OLD WESTBURY, NY (07/12/2019)– Donald Graham of Troy was among 2,769 students who received degrees as graduates of the NYIT Class of 2019. Graham’s B.Arch. degree is in Architecture. NYIT’s commencement ceremony honored graduates from throughout the United States and 64 other countries.
Local Students Achieve Spring 2019 Dean’s List at SUNY Delhi
DELHI, NY (07/12/2019)– SUNY Delhi announces its Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester, a recognition of academic achievement for students who earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average for the semester. The following local students have been named to the spring 2019 list:
Sissy Bermas of Berlin, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Alyssa Bonnier of Schaghticoke, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Crystal Burns of Troy, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Kendra Burris of Troy, pursuing an associate degree in Veterinary Science Technology.
Kendra Davis of Schaghticoke, pursuing an associate degree in Veterinary Science Technology.
Andrew Gooley of Troy, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business and Technology Management.
Keisiah Griffin of Troy, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Michelle Guler of Wynantskill, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Christopher Kneer of Troy, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business and Technology Management.
Laura Leyva of Troy, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Lianna Mallory of Troy, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Sebastian Marro of Troy, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.
Usukhbaatar Munkhbileg of Rensselaer, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Mary Passineau of Buskirk, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Erin Prendergast of Rensselaer, pursuing an associate degree in Veterinary Science Technology.
Alicia St Germain of Averill Park, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.
Jennifer Wilcox of Averill Park, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.
Rachel Woodward of Troy, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Announces Spring 2019 Dean’s List
WORCESTER, MA (07/12/2019)– The following local residents were among 1,598 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2019 semester.
Hannah Bornt of Troy, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in biomedical engineering.
Caraline Wood of Wynantskill, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in mechanical engineering.
Alexandra Wheeler of Mechanicville, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in robotics engineering and computer science.
Hunter Kortz of East Greenbush, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2020 majoring in chemical engineering.
Jeremy Lopez of East Schodack, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2020 majoring in mechanical engineering.
Payton Bielawski of Averill Park, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in architectural engineering.
Noah Roberts of Castleton on Hudson, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in mechanical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering.
Emma Fountain of Troy, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in biomedical engineering.
Ethan Washock of Troy, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in mathematical sciences.
Katelyn Wheeler of Mechanicville, N.Y., is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in robotics engineering and mechanical engineering.