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Your Community 02.20.20

Circle Theatre Players Presents Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

SAND LAKE – How far would a man go to protect his family, his interests, and his legacy? Joe Keller, the patriarch in All My Sons, desperately wants to secure and maintain the financial security and legacy he spent so many years building, ready to hand it down to his surviving son Chris. At the same time, Joe’s wife Kate is still waiting for their eldest son Larry to return from war, determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next-door, Ann –the daughter of Joe’s former business partner who is sitting in prison, punished for Joe’s crimes. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. In All My Sons, Arthur Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss, and demands its audience examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons of American wars. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to see a true American classic at Sand Lake Center for the Arts – March 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8pm. Sunday matinees March 8 and 15 at 2:30.

Circle Theatre Players Presents Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

SAND LAKE – How far would a man go to protect his family, his interests, and his legacy? Joe Keller, the patriarch in All My Sons, desperately wants to secure and maintain the financial security and legacy he spent so many years building, ready to hand it down to his surviving son Chris. At the same time, Joe’s wife Kate is still waiting for their eldest son Larry to return from war, determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next-door, Ann –the daughter of Joe’s former business partner who is sitting in prison, punished for Joe’s crimes. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. In All My Sons, Arthur Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss, and demands its audience examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons of American wars. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to see a true American classic at Sand Lake Center for the Arts – March 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8pm. Sunday matinees March 8 and 15 at 2:30.

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 gunny1074@nullaol.com

Columbia High School and The Sage Colleges Sign Agreement on 3+1 Teaching Pathway

Christopher Ames and Jeffrey Simons shake hands. 

EAST GREENBUSH – Columbia High School and The Sage Colleges have agreed on a new college pathway that will enable Columbia students to matriculate to Russell Sage College on pace to earn a bachelor’s degree in either childhood education or physical education in three years, then a master’s degree in literacy, special education, counseling or health education, in the fourth year.

The agreement was signed by Jeffrey Simons, superintendent of schools for the East Greenbush Central School District, and Christopher Ames, president of The Sage Colleges on February 10 in the Columbia library.

“This partnership with Russell Sage College will enable our best and brightest students to begin their path to a rewarding teaching career while still in high school,” Mr. Simons said. “In several certification areas, there is a teacher shortage in our country. This agreement will not only encourage our students to choose the teaching profession for their career, through coursework offered to them while in high school, they will gain some of the essential understandings and skills they need to become exemplary teachers.”

This agreement will not only give Columbia students another opportunity for college and beyond, it will address a nationwide decline in students becoming teachers.

Nationally, there were more than one-third fewer students enrolling in teacher preparation programs in 2018 than in 2010, and in New York State, there was a nearly 50% decline in teacher preparation program enrollment during that period, according to the Center for American Progress.

“Sage is proud to partner with Columbia High School to create opportunities for students and strengthen the teaching profession,” said Mr. Ames. “Public-private partnerships like these represent the future of education and allow us to serve local students and regional economic needs.”

News from Averill Park CSD

AVERILL PARK – Sonja Kaye, Billy Coonrad and Anastasia Valenti were selected to have their artwork displayed at the annual Art in Three Dimensions Juried Show at Mohonasen High School. Congratulations Sonja, Billy and Anastasia!

K-Kids at West Sand Lake Elementary School collected hats, scarves, mittens and gloves throughout January to donate to those in need. In total, the group collected more than 175 items. Great job!

High school students in the Key Club spent a full weekend volunteering. Students visited the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, where they helped serve meals during the Valentine Dinner Theater. The following day, they traveled to Van Rensselaer Manor and served ice cream and cake to residents, painted nails and helped with activities. Way to go everyone!

As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – averillpark.k12.ny.us. 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

Want To Join Our Local Community Orchestra?

AVERILL PARK – Do you play a musical instrument? The Averill Park Community Orchestra is starting rehearsals again soon and we are eagerly seeking new members. If you or someone you know plays an orchestral instrument (strings, woodwinds, or percussion) and may be interested in joining, please contact Christina Desmond at 518-948-0565. The APCO rehearses at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30, and generally performs two concerts per year, one in December and one in late May. Rehearsals for the spring season begin March 4th, and we will accept new members throughout March (3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25) in preparation for our May 31st performance.

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