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Your Community 02.13.20

Averill Park Youth Soccer League

AVERILL PARK – Congratulations to Ben Nazarian and Reid Leone-Levine for winning the 2019-2020 Kelsey Kittelson Scholarship.

Both of their essays were fantastic and our Board loved them. The boys truly embody Kelsey’s spirit.



Open Your Heart and Home to a Fresh Air Child

CAPITAL DISTRICT –  Make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your family by giving them the gift of friendship with a Fresh Air child! Fresh Air summers are filled with children running through the sprinklers in the grass, gazing at star-filled skies and swimming for the first time. This summer, join volunteer host families in the Albany area, and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summer, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities visit suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.  

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. First time Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 13 years old, who live in New York City. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips.

For more information about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Tenniel Hansen at 518-441-4407 or visit  

Attention Marines and Naval Corpsman Past and Present

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Capt. Wm. Dale O’Brien Marine Corps League Detachment #241 in Albany NY is  looking for marines and corpsman who want to continue to share the honors and camaraderie that you had while in the corps? Our Detachment is dedicated to helping other marines, their family and fellow veterans.  We do it through several programs like the Rose Program, Honor a Vet, visiting home or hospital bound marine or naval corpsman, with our color guard in parades and other ceremonies. We continue to participate in the Toys For Tots program and more. There are also many social activities available such as our Annual Marine Corps Ball, bus trips to Washington DC to clean our monuments and participation in other Veteran events. We are brothers and sisters supporting each other still!

If any of this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please contact me Fred Gilmore for more information, my cell phone is (518) 258-8125 (call or text), my email is

Schodack Town Hall Closes for Presidents’ Day

SCHODACK – Debra L. Curtis, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that the Schodack Town Hall Offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 for the Presidents Day Holiday. The Schodack Town Hall Offices will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

The Transfer Station will have standard business hours on Tuesday, February 18 , 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at (518)477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm and Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm.

News from Averill Park CSD

AVERILL PARK – Congratulations to Marlee Cooke, who was awarded the Silver Key Award in the Scholastic National Art Competition. Marlee, an eighth-grade student, won the award for her self-portrait. Way to go!

The Hart brothers, Sam and Theo, represented the Averill Park Central School District in the Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctors Theatre. The two won their respective spelling bees at the District level and fared well at Proctors against students from around the region. Great job Sam and Theo!

Good luck to Chase Rose, a seventh-grade student at Algonquin Middle School, as he competes at the World Championships of Pee-Wee Hockey. Chase and his teammates travel to Quebec to compete from Feb. 12-23.

As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – You can also follow AP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent

Mission: Meeting the needs of and creating opportunities for every student every day. #AP_EveryStudentEveryDay

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