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Your Community 06.24.21

Put Another Way LLC Reveals Subsidiary, My Little Love Note

SCHENECTADY, –  (https://putanotherway.com/): Put Another Way LLC, a website design, content writing, and blogging services provider is pleased to announce the formation of their first subsidiary, My Little Love Note (https://mylittlelovenote.com/).

“Summer is back, post-COVID, and weddings are in full swing,” said Karen Lombardo, Founder and President of Put Another Way and My Little Love Note. “We have been busy with inquires to write wedding vows, best man speeches, maid of honor speeches, and officiant services.”

My Little Love Note was formed as a way to deliver and support romance and love. Wedding vows, love letters, and marriage vows can be overwhelming and intimidating to many. Hiring a professional to write these vows and speeches can make a world of difference.

“Brides hire us primarily to write the best man speech so that our speech writers ensure the speech is short, funny, appropriate, and heartfelt,” said Karen Lombardo. “Why stress?”

The company’s mission and purpose are to assist those with hearts full of love in expressing their feelings more completely and attentively to the one that stole their heart.

For more information about My Little Love Note or schedule a free consultation, visit https://mylittlelovenote.com/ or call 518-280-6650.

About My Little Love Note

My Little Love Note is privately owned and based in Schenectady, NY, with a satellite location in Canandaigua, NY. Please email us for more information on our services or to schedule a free consultation. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

Poestenkill Area Food Insecurity

POESTENKILL – Any greater Poestenkill area residents currently experiencing temporary or long term food insecurity can turn to The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poestenkill for supplemental food assistance. We provide basic nutritional foods and related items the first and third Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in a very discreet, nonjudgmental manner. We offer drive-thru service where each guest receives a product list to form your order, we then fill your order and bring the completed order back to your vehicle. Delivery service to Poestenkill Seniors unable to visit our Pantry is also available. Please try us, we are here to help. Our phone number is: 518-283-6045 to leave a message. Thank you.

Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop

JOHNSONVILLE -The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge Street, Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a great selection of children’s and adult clothing, including special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household items. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing are required.

The Anchor Food Pantry 

SCHODACK – The Anchor Food Pantry in an attempt to keep the residents of the Town of Schodack informed during these pandemic times has an update for our hours of operation and business procedures. The anchor is open the following days for servicing clientele. Monday evenings 5pm-7pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-2pm , and the first Saturday of each month from 10am-1pm. New clients are asked to furnish proof of residncy on their initial visit. Also if possible call ahead at 518-732-4120 and staff will accommodate and have food call ready which until further notice will be delivered to your vehicle. We have good news on donation front -we will be accepting clothing and houseware donations  effective immediately during regular business hours . Clothing request is for summer and fall apparel at this time. As always we thank the citizens of Schodack for their continued generosity in our mission to aid those in need during these seemingly never ending pandemic circumstances.

News from Averill Park CSD

AVERILL PARK – Congratulations to the girls varsity lacrosse team for winning the Section 2, Class C championship! This is the first time in school history that the team has won a sectional title. Way to go everyone!

Joseph Richter won the Aesthetics Award in this year’s Capital District E-Week Balsa Wood Bride Competition, beating out more than 100 entrants in his category. A check for $150 came with the first-place finish. Great job Joseph!

The Averill Park High School Journalism Club placed first in a Journalistic Review contest held by the American Scholastic Press Association for its work on the student newspaper, The Chronicle. Congratulations to everyone involved in putting together the award-winning periodical!

Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent

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

Community Caregivers Expanding Program in Rensselaer County!

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Do you know someone who needs our help?! Do you have a few hours a month to give to someone in our community?! Community Caregivers is expanding our program in Rensselaer County!

Community Caregivers is a non for profit agency that has provided services for over 20 years in Albany County. Our goal is to help individuals of any age maintain their independence and dignity within their homes with our support. Last year, Community Caregivers began “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” in Rensselaer County in response to COVID isolation by many in our community. 

We pair carefully vetted and trained volunteers with folks for friendly weekly phone calls. Volunteers check in to make sure that individuals have groceries, medications, and supplies. They provide a listening ear to those who may need one. As COVID has lessened and our staff and clients have become vaccinated, Community Caregivers in Rensselaer County is expanding the program and starting in home visits, transportation to appointments, help with light housekeeping and paperwork, and grocery shopping.  All of our services are free to clients. 

Currently we are in need of volunteers and clients to service in our county. Volunteer Orientations take place several times a month and our applications are online. Please contact Meredith Osta , Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement at (518) 456-2898 or at volunteer@nullcommunitycaregivers.org for information on how to become a volunteer for our agency. Please contact Heidi Buono, Service Coordinator for Rensselaer County at (518) 366-9173 or at info@nullcommunitycaregivers.org for information on how to refer an individual for services. Donations and pledges to our organization are always welcome. See www.communitycaregivers.org on how to do so. 

Letting Our Community Know What Doors of Hope is Doing

WEST SAND LAKE -Doors of Hope, like everyone else, is recovering from the Pandemic but we are now fully open. During the pandemic we continued to distribute food to those in need and now we distribute every day till noon. We purchase our food from the Regional Food Bank and Hannaford and receive donations from local organizations and businesses.

In December we contributed money to the Sand Lake Kiwanis to be used towards their annual Christmas program because the pandemic prohibited them from raising funds through community events.

We also contribute to other not-for-profits in the area by donating baby clothes and furniture to “Things of Our Very Own” and also donate children’s clothing to Unity House in Troy. Clothing we can’t keep due to lack of space is given to the Victory Church in Albany for their mission and a volunteer takes household objects to Grassroots. We donate our overflow to the community by placing a “free cart” in front of our new home in 43 Mall. And this year we were able to reach out even further. Through a local couple, we were able to donate clothing, sporting goods, toys and books all the way to the Dominican Republic. When there is a fire or another need in the community, Doors of Hope is always ready to provide household goods, clothes, food and other needed items.

We are very excited that this summer we were able to provide scholarships to pay for 7 local, deserving students to summer camp for 5 weeks each.

Doors of Hope is staffed by a great group of volunteers who work hard and donate their time. If you are interested in volunteering, ask to be placed on our waiting list. Thanks to you, our community, for making this all happen through your kindness and generosity. And as a Christian organization, we thank God for giving us the opportunities and resources to serve. 

Poestenkill and Sand Lake Summer Camp

POESTENKILL/SAND LAKE – Poestenkill and Sand Lake Summer Camp will run together at Poestenkill Elementary School from July 12th to August 13th. Camp is for kids entering kindergarten to ninth grade. Registration is online and specific information about camp is posted on Poestenkill and Sand Lake website. Positions are available for CITs, Counselors and Med Team. Applications can be found on each town’s website. Counselors need to be 16 years old and CITs need to be 15 years old.

Roger Williams University Announces Spring 2021 Dean’s List

BRISTOL, RI – Select students have been named to the Spring 2021 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 GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester.

Natasha Strock of Castleton

Shirah Strock of Castleton on Hudson

Cameron Coffey Named to Dean’s List at Georgia Tech for the Spring 2021 Semester

ATLANTA, GA – Cameron Coffey of Averill Park, NY, made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

Lehigh University Class of 2021 Graduate

BETHLEHEM, PA – During Commencement ceremonies on May 24, 2021, Lehigh University conferred 1,295 Bachelor’s degrees, 549 Master’s degrees and 104 Doctoral degrees. Of the nearly 2,000 graduates, degree recipients came from 45 states and 36 countries outside of the United States.

Congratulations to these graduates from your area!

Mary Patwell of East Greenbush (12061) with Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering degree with High Honors

Benjamin Besch of West Sand Lake (12196) with Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Supply Chain Management

Area Students Named to Dean’s List at Western New England University

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Western New England University is pleased to announce that the following area students are among more than 750 named to the WNE Spring Semester 2021 Dean’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

Jack Thomas Nichols–BSE in Civil Engineering from Averill Park

Haley Mairead Earing–BA in Secondary Education/History from Nassau

Joshua M. Goldstein–JD from Rensselaer 

Olivia Jane Massey–BSBA in Management & Leadership from Troy

Fall 2020 President’s List

CORTLAND, N.Y. –  The following local residents were among 802 SUNY Cortland students who earned President’s List honors for the fall 2020 semester:

Brianna Cancilla of Troy , majoring in Graphic Design & Digital Media.

Chelsea Grate of Troy, majoring in Political Science.

Jessica Liberty of Averill Park, majoring in Childhood Early Childhood Ed B-6.

Olivia Morgan of West Sand Lake, majoring in Criminology.

Katherine Munyan of Averill Park, majoring in Human Services Studies.

Lauren Nicoll of Troy, majoring in Inclusive Education Childhood.

Carly Smith of Rensselaer, majoring in Speech & Hearing Science.

To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a grade of A- or better in each of their classes while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.

Kyle Rich of East Greenbush, NY, Graduates from Roger Williams University

BRISTOL, RI – Roger Williams University is proud to announce that Kyle Rich, of East Greenbush, NY, graduated with a B.S. in Biology in May as part of the Class of 2021.

Students Named to SUNY Morrisville President’s List

MORRISVILLE, NY -SUNY Morrisville recently announced those students who were named to the President’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a perfect 4.0 average for the semester and complete 12 credit hours.

Alicia Hartzell of East Nassau

Cuyler Reynolds of Averill Park

SUNY New Paltz Dean’s List: Spring 2021

NEW PALTZ, NY    SUNY New Paltz announces its Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester, a recognition for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average in a semester with a full-time course load.

Congratulations to the following spring 2021 Dean’s List honorees:

Guiliana Adamo of Wynantskill, NY

Ashley Biederman of Troy, NY

Anouk Bourdeau of Troy, NY

Jennie Buckley of Schodack Landing, NY

Sabrina Burdick of Troy, NY

Jordan Caywood of Rensselaer, NY

Danielle Clapham of Wynantskill, NY

Albina Cook of Rensselaer, NY

Bethany Crescini of Troy, NY

Shannon Dodson of Troy, NY

Keirsten Lamora of Troy, NY

Brianna Maunu of Castleton on Hudson, NY

Joan Quinones of West Sand Lake, NY

Kyra Russo of Rensselaer, NY

Hannah Tremblay of East Greenbush, NY

Alexis Van Vorst of Rensselaer, NY

SUNY New Paltz May 2021 graduates

NEW PALTZ, NY –  SUNY New Paltz is pleased to announce the conferral of graduate & undergraduate degrees to the following May 2021 graduates:

Ashley Biederman of Troy, NY

Jennie Buckley of Schodack Landing, NY

Jordan Caywood of Rensselaer, NY

Albina Cook of Rensselaer, NY

Bethany Crescini of Troy, NY

Vikki Diamantopoulos of Troy, NY

Michelle Forster of Averill Park, NY

Asa Riccardi of Berlin, NY

Michael Ruth of Rensselaer, NY

Hannah Tremblay of East Greenbush, NY

Allison Wark of West Sand Lake, NY

Madison A. Jakielaszek Named to the President’s List at Western New England University

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Western New England University (WNE) is pleased to announce that Madison Jakielaszek (BSE in Biomedical Engineering program) of East Greenbush, NY, has been named to the President’s List for the Spring Semester 2021. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher.

Jakielaszek is one of over 460 students to achieve this mark of academic excellence.

Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students for the 2021 Spring Semester

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Springfield College Recognizes Dean’s List Students for the 2021 Spring Semester.

Lauren Bednarczyk from Rensselaer, NY. Bednarczyk has a primary major of Athletic Training.

Michael Hoyt from Troy, NY. Hoyt has a primary major of Athletic Training.

Emily LaPlante from Troy, NY. LaPlante has a primary major of Athletic Training.

Sophie Church from East Greenbush, NY. Church has a primary major of Criminal Justice.

Haley Barber from Castleton On Hudson, NY. Barber has a primary major of Health Science/Occupational Therapy.

Natalie Stoner from Wynantskill, NY. Stoner has a primary major of Health Science/Pre-physician Assistant.

Adam Riley from East Greenbush, NY. Riley has a primary major of Health Science and Pre-Physical Therapy.

Jonathan Weber from Averill Park, NY. Weber has a primary major of Health Science and Pre-Physical Therapy.

Isabella Bruns from East Nassau, NY. Bruns has a primary major of History.

Heidi Schuman from Nassau, NY. Schuman has a primary major of Studio Art.

The criteria for selection to the Dean’s List are as follows: The student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the term, exclusive of “P” grades. The student must not have any incompletes or missing grades in the designated term. The student must have a minimum semester grade average of 3.500 for the term.

University of Rhode Island Names Local Students to Spring 2021 Dean’s List

KINGSTON, RI    The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Dean’s List. More than 7,000 students were named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List, representing nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and countries.

The following local students were named to the list:

Katherine Blake of Rensselaer

Karley Duda of Wynantskill

Eliza Furnari of Rensselaer

Emma Hayes of Troy

Braden Howe of East Greenbush 

Emma Kehn of Averill Park

Joe Kennedy of Troy

Matthew LaHera of Castleton On Hudson 

Lauren McElligott of Wynantskill

Soleil Moon of Troy 

Brandon Nusbaum of East Greenbush

Heather Pangburn of East Greenbush

Claudia Stay of Averill Park

Andrew VanRoy of Averill Park

Emma Walters of Rensselaer

Grace Warrington of Troy

Abby Wyman of E Greenbush 

To be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.

Union College Celebrates its 227th Commencement

SCHENECTADY, NY    More than 470 students in the Class of 2021 filled Union’s Hull Plaza Sunday to celebrate Union’s 227th Commencement.

Those earning degrees were:

Joseph Bott of Wynantskill, NY; Bott earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry, summa cum laude

Jillian Flood of Castleton on Hudson, NY; Flood earned a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History,

John Germinerio of Wynantskill, NY; Germinerio earned a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Engineering) majoring in Biomedical Engineering, cum laude

Caroline Hirt of Troy, NY; Hirt earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics and Economics,

Aric Sanchez of Rensselaer, NY; Sanchez earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Leadership in Medicine, magna cum laude

Conor Willsie of Averill Park, NY; Willsie earned a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) majoring in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude

Dear Friends of Nassau-Schodack Cemetery

NASSAU/SCHODACK – It’s been about 20 years since our last donation campaign.  Nassau-Schodack Cemetery, like many other cemeteries, is a non-profit organization supported by its lot owners.  Board Members serve without compensation and do not rely on government or religious organizations for support.  Our operating funds come solely from services rendered, lot sales, interest on invested funds and donations. 

Nassau-Schodack Cemetery is facing financial hardship.  As expenses increase, our revenues are decreasing. Lot sales have declined as well as the interest generated by investments and endowments. The Board continues to keep expenses at a minimum and still maintain the well-groomed appearance of the cemetery. This is becoming increasingly difficult. The Board continues to invest in higher interest earning accounts while meeting New York State requirements and seeks the most responsible contractor for services. 

As the trees age and fall, it is costly to have them removed.  The dirt roads continue to deteriorate which requires material and equipment.  Our vault was in disrepair and unfortunately needed to be razed.  The care taker has not received compensation in many years but continues to provide the utmost attention and care to the cemetery. 

We are very appreciative of the volunteers that help clean up our cemetery and maintain their lots. Thank you to Scout Troop 166 for painting the fence as an Eagle Project a few years ago. 

We need your financial assistance in order to maintain operation of the cemetery for future generations and the loved ones interred there.  Please help with a monetary gift.  Every donation will be greatly appreciated. 

In an effort to reduce expenses, we would like to communicate with our lot owners via email or telephone. Please take this opportunity to email NassauSchodackcemetery@nullgmail.com. and provide us with your email(s) and/or telephone number(s). Please use the same email for questions, comments, or suggestions.  To speak directly with a Board Member, please feel free to contact Lori Clark at 518-495-1229 or Tina Turner at 518-488-1814.

Much appreciation to you for your generosity and considering our endeavor.

Sincerely,

Nassau-Schodack Cemetery Board

CHS Annual 70’s Alumni Party

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Graduates and attendees of Columbia High School 1970-1979 – as well as teachers and staff: mark your calendar to attend the annual Alumni Party/Summer Get-Together on Saturday, August 21, 2021, beginning at noon. ALL alumni welcome! Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way (off Route 9J), Schodack Landing. Camping available; reserve now, sites are going fast! Join our Facebook group “Columbia High School 70’s Reunion” for full party details or contact Caroline Lynch Zeyak at 518-928-3223 or elvis628@nullfairpoint.net to obtain an informational flyer and registration form.

St. Jude Flea Market / Vendor Fair Vendors Needed

ALBANY – Vendors Needed. Flea Market/Vendor Fair To Benefit ST.JUDE. August 28th,2021 from 10-4. $15.00 Uncovered Space / $30.00 covered space with table. Uncovered Vendors who need a table can rent one for $5.00 per table. Easy up Tents will be permitted on uncovered spaces only. There will also be an uncovered garage sale area for anyone who wants to participate but is not a regular vendor. Contact Information – Polish American Citizens Club, 110 Commerce Ave, Albany NY 12206. E-mail: bobdomalewicz@nullgmail.com for signup information. Phone: 518-227-7142.

Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson’s? Consider Attending PD SELF – Parkinson’s Self-Efficacy Learning Forum

CAPITAL DISTRICT – A national program being offered in Albany. The program provides people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s with an in-depth understanding of the disease and the tools to manage it with confidence.  There is no cost to attend.  Registration is required.  Space is limited. Care partners are encouraged to attend.

This year the program, starting in September, has been adapted  to be fully online. Find out more at www.cdparkinsons.org/pd-self

Poestenkill “Bread of Life” Food Pantry 

POESTENKILL – NEW HOURS – Since September 2015, the Poestenkill “Bread of Life” food pantry has been offering staple food items to individuals and families in Poestenkill and surrounding communities who need food for themselves and their families. Beginning on May 1st, 2021 our NEW HOURS will BEGIN at 4:30 pm END AT 6:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month.

We thank our friends, community and many organizations who continue to support this effort through their most generous donations of time, resources and staple foods. Our new volunteers are the best, most kind, compassionate individuals. We are so grateful they have joined our pantry.

We are located at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, NY 12140. If you have an urgent need for food, please call us at (518) 283-6045 and leave a message.

This year, we have begun a new program with the pantry by offering baby food, diapers and wipes for the youngest in the Poestenkill community. The pantry does not currently stock baby supplies, but can provide select items upon request. If you are experiencing difficulty affording these items for your baby, please reach out to us. Please send a private Facebook message, email breadoflifepoestenkill@nullgmail.com or leave a message at (518) 428-0124.

St. Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus Bottle & Can Donations

WYNANTSKILL – Help Support Local Charities – St. Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus has teamed up with 6 Center Redemption located at 461 Main Avenue in Wynantskill to accept bottle and can donations that have a NYS deposit.

This is to support local charities and those in need.

• Bring your clean, NYS deposit empties to 6 Center Redemption in Wynantskill.

• Say they are to support the St. Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus.

• They do the rest, that’s it!

• Thank you for your support!

Team “Knocking Out Alzheimer’s” Bottle Drive, The Fundraising Continues …

WYNANTSKILL/RENSSELAER – Team “Knocking out Alzheimer’s” is partnering with the  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.

No need to count the cans or bottles, no waiting or standing in lines to feed your cans or bottles into a machine.

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.”

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! Check us out on face book  – Knocking out Alzheimer’s

Vaping – Public Service Announcement

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Vaping has become almost more common today then cigarettes. Originally marketed as being more safe than other tobacco products recent events have made it clear that this is not the full story. One study found that those who vape the equivalent to a pack of cigarettes a day had a 70% higher risk of stroke. This is only one of the health risks that can arise from vaping. For more information visit: https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/vaping-linked-to-serious-health-problems.html

Addiction Screenings – Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754.

Fentanyl – Public Service Announcement

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Fentanyl has been making headlines recently, this is because the incredibly potent chemical has been contributing to the increase in overdose deaths across America. Most people however do not know much about the chemical. For instance many don’t know that one of the things that makes fentanyl so dangerous is the fact that it can be absorbed into the system through skin contact. Meaning getting it on your skin could cause a potentially fatal overdose.

To learn more about Fentanyl visit: https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-fentanyl.html

Addiction Screenings – Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754.

Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline

RENSSELAER COUNTY  – 1-833-467-3123 – Do you need help with substance use issues? Are you interested in volunteering for the helpline? The Rensselaer County Recovery Helpline offers information, local resources, and referrals for individuals and their families regarding substance use issues. The toll-free line is available 7 days a week from 9am-9pm. Each volunteer chooses shifts of 4 hours at a time to be on-call. When someone calls the number, a volunteer answers on their own smartphone, and can enter information to a database on their own computer, allowing for easy and quick access to resources. The information is sent to one of the 9 leaders, who will then assist the caller. If you or someone you know needs information, resources, or a referral for a substance use problem, call 1-833-467-3123. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, contact Renscohelpline@nullgmail.com

Hudson-Mohawk Search & Rescue is Looking for Volunteers to Join our Team

CAPITAL DISTRICT – If you enjoy being outdoors in the wilderness, working with others to help people, follow directions well and have a willingness to learn, then our SAR team might be for you! Prior knowledge is helpful, but definitely not required as we provide the training. Check out our website at: www.humsar.org for more information.

Search and Rescue Volunteers Needed

CAPITAL DISTRICT – the Tri-State Emergency Team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches within a 100 mile radius of Waterrford, NY.  This includes all aspects of field and underwater search.  The Tri-State Emergency Team responds when requested by NYS Forest Rangers and other police agencies throughout New York State, Western Vermont and Massachusetts.   We are looking for certified scuba divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general who wish to help people in need.   The team will provide training and complete support as needed.  Our headquarters is located in Waterford.  Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit our website at www.tri-stateemergencyteam.org

New York State Commission for the Blind 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) provides free vocational rehabilitation and other services to legally blind New York State residents, including children, adults, and older adults.  NYSCB assists participants in   achieving economic self-sufficiency and full integration into society.  Call toll-free (866) 871-3000 or visit our website:  visionloss.ny.gov

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