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Your Community 10.26.23

Halloween Parade & Party at West Sand Lake Fire House

Calling all ghosts and witches and ghouls and goblins (and Barneys and Princesses, too)! The witching hour is at hand! Once again, the time has come to dress in all your spooky finery, and invade West Sand Lake.

The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring its annual Halloween party for kids of all ages on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Because Halloween falls on a weekday, we are planning a special treat for all our trick-or-treaters, and their parents. We will be proudly featuring our community’s costume creations in a parade from the West Sand Lake elementary school to our Fire House.

If you would like to join our parade, please meet at the school at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, 2023. We will step off promptly at 1:30 p.m., and proceed to the Fire House. The traditional Halloween party, with costume judging, <FZ,2,0,62>prizes, games, refreshments and surprises will immediately follow the end of the parade. Admission to the party is free to all.

So, plan on joining us on Halloween afternoon. It promises to be a fun time for all!

Halloween Event at Bloominggrove Reformed Church

Get ready for some spooktacular fun and extravaganza at Trick or Treat Hall hosted by Bloominggrove Reformed Church.

Join us at 706 Blooming Grove Drive, Rensselaer and experience the ultimate thrill of Trick or Treat in our creatively transformed hall. Dive into exciting crafts and indulge in deliciously spooky snacks. There is something for everyone. Save the Date: October 29th from 4:00- 5:00 PM. Whether you can stay the whole time or just stop in for a bit, we can’t wait to share this frightening good time with you. SEE YOU THERE!

Nassau Scout Food Drive

Attention Nassau Residents! Please mark your calendar now! BSA Troop 2166 of Nassau Food Drive Saturday, November 11.

BSA Troop 2166 of Nassau is participating in the Scouting for Food Drive. Our goal is to collect as many items of unexpired non-perishable food as possible to help our hungry neighbors.

The need is greater now than ever! Over 100 local families will directly benefit from your contributions. Donations may be dropped off on Saturday, November 11, from 9am-2pm at our COVID-SAFE drive-thru drop-off location: Nassau Village Commons Pavilion, John St. (next to Post Office). Scouts will be available to remove donations from your car. Please have donations in bags or boxes in your trunk. Please help if you can! Thank you for your support!

Town of North Greenbush Halloween Parade

Calling all ghosts and goblins! The annual Town of North Greenbush Halloween Parade tradition continues on Sunday, October 29th kicking off from the Family Dollar parking lot on Main Ave and ends at town hall.

Come in your prettiest, spookiest, funniest costumes for a chance to win major prizes, enjoy free treats and sweets and more.

The town will be transformed with children marching down Main Ave for a goonie good time. All schools and children in town are invited to participate.

No animals (except service animals ) will be allowed in the parade to ensure the safety of our children). This is a great family fun event. If you have any questions, please feel free to call either Deputy Supervisor Kelly Hoffman or Councilwoman Jessica Merola at (518) 283-5313, x5.

Poestenkill Kids Halloween Parade

October 29, 2023. Parade Staging at 11:45 a.m., Parade Begins at 11:50 a.m.

Parade starts at Town Hall, Ends at Poestenkill Elementary School. Poestenkill PTA is hosting a Trunk or Treat beginning at 12 Noon at Poestenkill Elementary School parking lot.

Trunk or Treat Sunday in East Greenbush

Melvin Roads American Legion Family is having a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29th, 2023, at 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush.

Plenty of parking spaces in the post parking lot , with separate areas for Trunk or Treaters. Come see what the Mad Scientist has cooked up this year. We offer a safe experience during daylight hours. After you visit us, travel to East Greenbush VFW on Hayes road, is also having Trunk or Treat, as well as some of the churches in the area. Enjoy a SAFE Halloween.

Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drawing

Now through November 15th the Friends of the Poestenkill Library are sponsoring a drawing for a Thanksgiving Dinner Basket. It includes everything you’ll need to cook up a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner, including a farm fresh turkey generously donated by Grab Farm! Very special thanks to the Grab family for their generosity. (Winner will need to arrange to pick up their fresh turkey directly from Grab Farm.) The basket includes stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, instant potatoes, all the ingredients for green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole. This year a homemade pumpkin pie will also be included. No need to make it yourself. Just pick it up at the library on Tuesday, November 21. Tickets are on sale at the circulation desk now for just $2 each or 3 for $5. One lucky winner will be drawn on Thursday, November 15. Good luck!

Halloween Spooktacular!

The Center Brunswick United Methodist Church will be having an Annual TRUNK-OR-TREAT on Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 10:30am-11:30am in the CBUMC parking lot located at 990 Hoosick Road; Troy, NY 12180.

Everyone is Welcome! Bring a spooky decorated vehicle or take a walk in your costume and join in our Halloween Parade! Enjoy popular games and a festive Fall favorite – Cider & Donuts. Bring all your little Ghouls and Goblins for tricks-or-treats and something good to EAT!

News From Averill Park CSD

The District’s Board of Education is considering adopting a resolution allowing a partial school property tax exemption for qualified volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who serve and are homeowners in the school district. A public hearing regarding the exemption will be held before the District’s next BOE meeting on Monday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the LGI at Averill Park High School. In addition to discussing whether the District should adopt the exemption, the number of years of service required and percentage of the tax exemption will also be discussed.

We are pleased to announce that all students enrolled in the Averill Park Central School District will be able to receive a free breakfast and a free lunch at school beginning on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. No further action is required of you. Visit the website for more information.

All three elementary schools held their Boosterthon Fun Runs recently and each school individually raised more than $30,000 that will benefit their PTAs and provide enrichment opportunities for our students. Way to go, everyone!

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

VFW Post 7338 Auxiliary Trunk or Treat

Sunday 10/29/23: 1pm -4pm. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Please call Melinda at 518-653-9852 if you would like to participate by decorating your vehicle for this event.

Plan to set up in parking lot at VFW Post 7338, 100 Hayes Rd. starting at 11am.

Gilead Lutheran Church’s Trunk or Treat

This year will mark our 7th year celebrating Halloween with the community. We are honored to continue this service to our community. With the uncertainty of what is given out to children, it is nice to know there is a safer place for our children to enjoy this annual tradition.

If you would like to decorate your trunk and celebrate with us, please contact John at 518-279-9552 or If you are an elephant and would like to decorate your trunk, we have plenty of room for you to celebrate too. We will be welcoming our little gremlins on Sunday, October 29th from 3-5 PM in our parking lot.

Gilead is located at the intersection of Routes 7 & 278 in Center Brunswick. See you then. We won’t scare you if you don’t scare us.

North Greenbush Town Candidates Forum

The DeFreestville Area Neighborhoods Association (DANA) will be holding a Town Candidates Forum on Sunday evening, October 29, 2023, at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at the Woodland Hill Montessori School, 100 Montessori Place, Rensselaer, NY (off Grandview Drive). All candidates for North Greenbush town offices have been invited to participate. All town residents are invited to attend. This is your chance to learn about the candidates who are seeking to represent your interests in town government.

DeFreestville Area Neighborhoods Association, Inc. Visit us at and on Facebook.

Burden Lake Ski Club

Come join us on Sunday afternoons for 7 weeks starting on January 21, 2024 from 2:00-6:30 PM! The 4.5 hour lift pass is $305 and a lift pass with a one-hour ski or snowboard lesson at 3:00 PM is $410. Last season, if you purchased a four-hour lift ticket online, it was $104! Our Club is now signed up so members can purchase passes on the Snow Sports Program Link at Jiminy Peak. Please email Kathy Andrews at for the link information or if you have any questions.

NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Class

On Saturday, November 11th, the Grafton Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, Black River Raiders and the Grafton Lakes State Park will host a NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Class for youth ages 10-17. Students must be at least 10 years old the day of the class. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate.

The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall on South Road from 8:15am to approximately 4:15pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructors Jim Blessing and Dominic Jacangelo. The course will cover topics such as NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, trail etiquette, maintenance and repair, trailering, etc. To register on-line, go to Space is limited, pre-registration required. The course is free of charge and lunch/snacks will be provided. Questions, please call Jim at (518) 469-2656.

Craft Fair at CBUMC

Calling all Crafters and Artists!

The Center Brunswick United Methodist Church Annual Fall Craft & Vendor Fair will be on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 9AM to 2PM at the CBUMC located at 990 Hoosick Road; Troy, NY 12180.

If you are interested in participating in this popular event, please email Jill Walton at Tables are provided for $25 each and come with one chair. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Bring your holly and jolly and help the CBUMC ring in the holiday season!

Dedication of Sand Lake’s Newest Historic Marker October 29th

On Sunday, October 29th, at 11am, the Sand Lake Historical Society will be holding a dedication ceremony (a grand unveiling) of our newest historic marker, at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts (2880 NY-43, Averill Park). This was originally the site of the First Presbyterian Church of Sand Lake (built in 1835) and Sand Lake’s first Town Hall. SLHS members, former members of the Sand Lake Presbyterian Church, former town officials and employees, Circle Theatre veterans, and community members are invited to attend the brief ceremony. The marker is funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The text of our newest historic marker reads:

Former Church, Presbyterian Congregation, Formed ca. 1808 & est. church, Here ca. 1837-1967. Served as Town Hall 1972-1999. Became arts center in 2003.

Annual Veterans Day Mass

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Wynantskill will be hosting a Liturgical Celebration of Veterans Day on Friday November 10, 2023 at 9:00 am in the Church. This service will honor veterans, living or deceased, who are currently serving or who have served in the various branches of the military in the United States or Allied Forces. The Mass will be concelebrated by Pastor Rev. Patrick Rice and retired Air Force Chaplain Colonel Edward Deimeke. All are welcome.

Community Halloween Party

Residents of Van Rensselaer Heights is hosting a community Halloween Party for the families of Rensselaer on October 27th from 5 to 8 PM. There will be food, candy, music, and fun for all. Van Rensselaer Heights is located at 460 Forbes Ave, Rensselaer NY 12144. Please call (518)621-7585 to RSVP.

Center Brunswick Fire Company – Fall Vendor and Craft Fair

Join us Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Center Brunswick Fire House, 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy (across from the Town Hall), from 9am – 2pm, for our Fall Vendor & Craft Fair. This event will feature many local crafters and vendors for all your shopping needs. There will also be raffles, 50/50, free admission and parking. For more information email

Crafters & Artisans Needed

Friends of the Nassau Free Library Looking For Artisans & Crafters:

We ask Artisans and Crafters in the areas of Nassau, Schodack, East Greenbush, etc. to join us for our annual Harvest & Craft Festival and frozen Pie Sale on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Chandler Young VFW hall on Rt. 20 in Nassau. We expect to have room for about 10 vendors, tables will be available and we hope to offer a variety of hand-made items for sale.

Please submit photos of your crafts or include a brief description of your crafts to the Friends at the Nassau Free Library along with a $25.00 table fee by October 28th.

Mail or deliver to Friends of the Nassau Free Library, P.O. Box 436, Nassau, NY 12123.(or Nassau Free Library, Church Street, Nassau, NY)

Please direct questions to our Email As space is limited we reserve the right to select which vendors we will include. Hours for the sale will be 9:00 – 4:00 (set up at 8:00).

This is a benefit for the Nassau Free Library so please join us and help support the library, Questions? – call 518-766 -2715 or email

Hope United Methodist Church Hosting Celebration of Military Veterans

Jason Comet, organist and teacher, will be at Hope UMC (566 Brunswick Road, Troy) on Sunday afternoon, November 12th, to present a recital of organ music laced with hymns and patriotic tunes beginning at 5:00 p.m. Prior to the concert Hope UMC will host a community pot-luck dinner beginning at 3:45 p.m. It is our intent this year to fill the church for this won<FZ,4,1,62>derfully moving and fun event.

If you are a veteran, or have ties to a veteran’s group, let them know that all are invited. We would like to see all branches of the Armed forces represented so they can be honored for their service and the service of all who are presently serving.

There will be a free will offering to cover the expenses of the organist who “wowed” us last year by making our beautiful organ sing.

Please mark your calendars for this amazing time of singing and listening for the men and women who have and continue to keep our country free.

For information and to let us know your coming call 518/779-2553.

Holiday Balsam Fir Wreath Sale

The Friends of the Dyken Pond Center are selling beautiful holiday balsam fir wreaths in time for the season. Proceeds from sales are used to support the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center’s activities, such as scholarships for school classes to attend field trips and trail improvements.

Each lush 18-inch wreath will be crafted with aromatic balsam fir, pine cones, berries, a large red bow and a collectible handmade nature ornament to be cherished for years to come.

This is a pre-order sale and all wreaths must be ordered by November 13th. Cost is $30. Larger wreath sizes available upon request. Wreaths can be picked up at Roxborough Holdings (former Grafton Elementary) 13 Babcock Lake Rd., Petersburg, NY on Nov. 18 from 11-12pm or in Troy on Nov. 20 from 12-1:30pm.

Pay online or order forms can be downloaded from our website at You may also request order forms by contacting the Center at 658-2055 or

Dyken Pond Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing and non-motor boating.

East Schodack Fire Company Trunk or Treat

The East Schodack Fire Company will be holding their 2nd annual Trunk or Treat at the Route 150 firehouse on Oct. 29th from 1-3 pm- Come check out some awesomely decorated trunks and firetruck and enjoy some sweet treats. Don’t forget to wear your costumes! We hope you will be able to join us at this fun community event.

Wreaths Across America 2023

On Saturday, December 16th 2023 at 12:00pm (wreath placement 10:30am), NY0160-Sons of the American Legion Squadron #1489 will be helping Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you. If you wish to make a donation to help us meet our goal of 600 wreaths this year, you can attend our roast beef dinner at the post in Wynantskill on Saturday, November 4th or go online to and use our fundraising ID# NY0160. We hope to see you there, and thank you in advance for your support!

Vendor/Craft Sale

EAST GREENBUSH POST 7338 AUXILIARY is holding a VENDOR/CRAFT SALE 11/4/23 from 10am to 3pm.

There will be Vendors, Crafters, raffles, bake sale and food. Join us rain or shine.

FRCW Apple Pies

First Reformed Church Wynantskill has frozen apple pies ready to bake at your convenience $15. Stop by the Church at the corner of Main Avenue and Church Street Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12 or call (518) 283-4420. Thank you!

Ring in the Holiday Season with 5th Annual Wreath Sale

Place your Orders Beginning Wednesday, November 1. North Chatham, NY (October 10, 2023) – Check wreath shopping off your holiday to-do list by purchasing live wreaths online from the North Chatham Free Library’s annual wreath sale. You get beautiful wreaths while all profits of the $40 sale price go to supporting our library.

To order directly from the vendor site, log onto: to purchase your 22-inch, fresh mixed-evergreen wreath with a festive red bow. Hurry – quantities are limited! Placing an order is quick and easy, so act now!

The wreaths will be available for pick up at the Little Library, located next to the main Library building after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 24 from 4 to 7 P.M., and on Saturday, November 25 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Melrose UMC Christmas Decoration and Cookie Sale

The Melrose United Methodist Church (located at 20 Church Street, Melrose, NY 12121) will hold a Christmas decoration and cookie sale fundraiser from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, December 2, 2023. A variety of Christmas decorations, as well as assortments of Christmas cookies, will be available for purchase. All are welcome to attend.

Sullivan Jones VFW Veteran’s Day Services

The Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 will be hosting our annual Veteran’s Day Services at 11:00 AM on November 11th. Services will be held at the Post Home located at 25 Veteran’s Street, Poestenkill, NY 12140. All are welcome to join us.

Holiday Fair at Cornerstone in Lansingburgh

A Holiday Fair will be held at Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh on Friday, November 10 from 4PM to 6PM (Early Bird Sale) and Saturday, November 11 from 9AM to 1:30 PM. Preview Friday will feature <FZ,5,0,62>the sale of takeout Lasagna. Saturday a lunch of Chili and Hot Dogs will be available.

Items for sale include baked goods, Holiday decorations, toys, jewelry, next-to-new and much more.The Laurel’s Cornershoppe (thrift store) will also feature sales and be open Friday from 4-6 and Saturday from 9-1.

The church is located at 570 Third Avenue in Lansingburgh (corner of 3rd Avenue and 115th Street). For further information, you may call 518-235-3851.

Huge Jigsaw Puzzle Sale Rescheduled Due to Weather

Stock up on jigsaw puzzles for your winter entertainment, at another huge sale of good condition used puzzles to benefit the Poestenkill Library. The friends of the library will offer hundreds of puzzles on the library lawn (9 Plank Road, 12140) on Saturday, October 28, from 9 – 12. Come right at the start to get your first choices of puzzles by Wysocki, Pomegranate, White Mountain, Ravensburger, Hometown, and many other good brands.

Puzzles will be displayed by number of pieces. Prices are $6 for 1000 pieces, $4 for 500 to 1000 pieces, and $2 for fewer than 500 pieces. For more information about the puzzle sale contact Marcia at 518-283-5353. This year the Library Friends will also offer selected crafting materials alongside the puzzle sale, including premium yarns and knitting accessories.

November Events

First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd. East Greenbush. 518-477-9693.

Wednesday, November 1st at 7 pm: Rev. Steven M. Smith will be talking about his journey and experiences as a clergyperson in the United Methodist Church as the parent of a transgender child. Steve has served in ministry in the Troy and Upper New York Conferences for over 26 years, in urban and suburban settings in the Capital Region. A longtime advocate for justice ministries, he has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusivity, though being the parent of a trans child has created new challenges and opportunities in ministry. Serving the church is a family endeavor for Steve, as his spouse and (now young adult) children have all been involved at the Local, District, Annual Conference, and General levels of the church.

Welcoming all moms! Please join us creating a new mom’s group . We are looking for moms who would like to gather every first Monday of the month starting November 6. Any question please contact Amber at 518-477-9693.

Helpful Information from East Greenbush Town Clerk

DMV at 99 Troy Rd. (Rt. 4) is open at Rensselaer County Office Building. Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00. Please call 518.749.0120 if you have any questions. *EG Satellite Office Mondays is permanently closed.

NOTE: Google’s information is inaccurate. Please visit EG website:

Dog licenses ($20/$15*) and annual dog park tags ($15) are available at our office. Any dog 4 months or older shall be licensed. Rabies vaccination required. *With spay/neuter certificate, license cost is $15. Dog must be licensed in order to purchase a dog park tag. Dog Park is for residents only. Annual tags for 2024 will be available for purchase on December 1st.

Transfer Station Permits for 2024 will also be available for purchase on December 1st.

Handicap Parking Permit needed? DMV application needed from your doctor. For every temporary tag, a new application is needed. Once a permanent tag is issued, no future application is needed. If your doctor does not have form, you may stop by our office or visit Town Clerk webpage. Also needed is your driver license. *If you currently have a handicap tag, we kindly remind you to hang tag only when parking, and note your expiration date. NO fee for tag, however, there is a fee if you get a ticket for an expired tag!

Getting married? *By appointment, you may obtain your marriage license. Please email for Information Sheet, or call for further information. License ($40) needs to be obtained within 60 days of ceremony.

NYSDEC Agent – Fishing/Hunting licenses and Regulation Guides are available in our office.

Traffic ticket, disposition, eviction, or small claims questions? Please call Justice Court Office at 518.477.5412.

Town Board Meeting Information: Pre-Board Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM and Town Board Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM.

Public Hearings, as needed, are posted 10 days prior on our EG website (, bulletin board outside the Town Clerk’s Office, as well as in the Troy Record newspaper Legal section. All meetings are held in our Court Room unless specified otherwise. Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Any other questions you may have, please contact our office as we’re here to help! Town Clerk’s Office hours: 8:30-4:30 / 518.477.7145. and/or Visit our webpage at:

Town of Poestenkill Recycling Event

This event will be held at the Sullivan Jones VFW Pavilion on Saturday, November 4th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for Town residents only.

TV’s will not be allowed at this event, however if you need to dispose of a TV, you can contact Capital Region Recycling, Jon Pratt on 518-948-4235. For a full listing of items that are acceptable, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 58-283-5119. For additional information visit

Wynantskill PTA Craft Fair

Please join us for the Wynantskill PTA Craft Fair! Over 60 vendors, and fun for the family, including a balloon artist, crafts and games, and food!

Gardner Dickinson School, 25 East Avenue Troy, NY, Saturday, Nov 18th, 2023. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For questions, please contact

Fresh Florida Fruit Fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Troy is holding their 26th Annual Fresh Florida Fruit Fundraiser. Call today to reserve your 20 lb. cases of either Navel Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruits or Mixed Cases of Both.

We kept the price at $28 per case. Most others are charging $35+. The fruit will be picked fresh from the Florida groves and shipped directly to the Troy area for your enjoyment or holiday giving!!! All should arrive in Troy around the 6-8th of December.

Call Dean at 518-322-0826. Help fund needed projects for Troy area kids! All orders are due by Sunday, November 19th.

Zion’s UCC of Taborton Holiday Bazaar

Join us from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, November 11th for our annual holiday bazaar at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, for many of your holiday needs, including holiday décor & gifts, Christmas wrapping paper, cards, and supplies. Visit our baked goods table, children’s craft table and enjoy our homemade soups, sandwiches and hotdogs. Raffle items include gift certificates to local businesses.

Grafton Senior Center

Everett Wagar Senior Center. 518-279-3413.

Congregate meals held every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00. Open to all 60 and over. Eat in or take out, suggested contribution is $3. Hours: Monday, Weds and Friday 9:00-12:00. Tuesday and Thursdays 9:00-3:00.

Chair Yoga, Monday and Friday at 10AM. Indoor walking Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30. Cornhole, Thursday at 10AM.

Upcoming events: Thursday, October 26th, Senior Project. Please Join us October 31st as we hold our Halloween Costume Party. Come in costume and ready to have some fun. Trick or Treat Bingo to be held at 12:30.

Christmas Holiday Craft Fair

Presented by the Brunswick Elk’s Ladies Auxiliary on 11/11/2023, from 10:00-3:00 PM. Over 35 vendors in two rooms. Lunch, snacks and drinks available to purchase. Located 665 Brunswick Road (Rt. 2 in Eagle Mills).

Pie Pre-Order

East Greenbush VFW Post 7338 Auxiliary will be holding a Bake Sale on 11/4/23 along with our Vendor/Craft Sale.

You can pre-order pies from 10/16/2310/27/23 by calling Melinda at 518-653-9852. Choose from Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Chocolate or Pumpkin. Also available will be Bread Pudding. Pick up and pay on 11/4/23 from 10am -3pm. Pies, bread pudding, and other assorted goodies will be available for sale as well.

Pat Flint to Speak on the Berlin, NY, Explosion of 1962

Just over sixty years ago, disaster struck the town of Berlin, New York, on a July day when a propane tanker truck ran off Plank Road and crashed. Stephentown Town Historian Pat Flint will tell about the resulting explosion and fires that killed or injured many people and destroyed homes and the First Baptist Church. The town and surrounding communities worked together on the difficult rescue and recovery work that followed the tragedy. The program will be on Sunday, November 5, at 2 p.m. at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road. It is free and open to the public.

Shared Paper Shredder Day Moved to Nov. 4

Important Date Change for Shredding Day in the City of Rensselaer for Residents of the City of Rensselaer, the Town of East Greenbush and the Town of Schodack.

The annual Shredding Date Scheduled for Saturday, October 21 at Rensselaer City Hall for the Residents of the City of Rensselaer, Town of East Greenbush and the Town of Schodack has been changed to Saturday, November 4th from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Rensselaer City Hall is located at 62 Washington St., Rensselaer. Residents may bring up to 3 boxes of paper to this event. For further information please call the Rensselaer City Clerk’s Office at 518-462-4266 or go to and multiple social media pages.

Kiwanis Gala 75th Anniversary Bash

The Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake has been providing a wide-range of services to the greater community for 75 years.

To commemorate this milestone we are planning a gala 75th Anniversary Party and we want the Rensselaer County community to celebrate with us.

So, please save the date of Saturday, December 2, 2023 and join us at the lovely Burden Lake Country Club starting at 5:30 PM. There will be appetizers, dinner and dessert options and will feature after- dinner entertainment by the popular Donnie Elvis Show, tickets $60 pp.

For more information and for tickets please contact Kiwanis President Wayne Gendron at 518-698-9623. We will have additional information to share as the date gets closer.

To learn more about our Kiwanis Club go to or visit and friend us on

Decorate a Pumpkin with the SLTL Friends

The Sand Lake Town Library Friends will hold a free pumpkin decorating event on Saturday, October 28th. Join us from <FZ,6,0,62>11:00 till 12 noon in the Town Hall’s kitchen on the first floor (enter through Town Court doors). Bring your own pumpkin or use one of ours! We’ll have carving tools and other decorating materials along with some sweet treats for all who attend. Please fill out this form so we can plan – type in the URL or email us at and we’ll email the form to you. Happy Fall to All!

Town of North Greenbush Christmas Parade

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas might be a bit too early and we don’t want to rush Fall. Plans are well underway for our annual Town of North Greenbush Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd. Each year the parade gets bigger and this year, we want it to be our most spectacular yet.

So, if you are interested in participating in the parade with a beautifully decorated float, tractor, old fashioned car, vehicle or boat, walk with your business or would like to be a sponsor of the event, please contact Deputy Supervisor Kelly Hoffman or Councilwoman Jessica Merola at (518) 283-5313, Ext 5.

We will have cookies, hot chocolate, a Christmas T-shirt give aways and a beautiful opportunity to purchase our first ever Town of North Greenbush Christmas ornament.

At the conclusion of the parade, our annual Starry Night Memorial Christmas Tree event will start with our choir of angels singing, reading of the names and lighting of the beautiful trees.

It’s a touching ceremony that has become so very popular and meaningful. We couldn’t end the night without seeing SANTA! Bring your list of things you want to ask as we know the children in North Greenbush are always on the good list. Please sign up soon!

Apple Pies

First Reformed Church Wynantskill has frozen apple pies $15 – ready to bake at your convenience. Contact the Church office at (518) 283-4420 Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12.

The Church is located at the coner of Church Street and Main Avenue. Thank you!

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Are you ready for Halloween? Come to Storytime this Tuesday for Halloween fun at 11 AM in the North Greenbush Town Hall Annex. Wear your costumes and join a trick-or-treating parade around the town offices.

Bring your kids to our Thursday Crafternoon to create autumn and Halloween-themed crafts in the library’s children’s room, from 3-5 PM.

Just a few more days to get creative and enter our “Tiny Art Exhibit”! Pick up a 4”x 4” canvas at the circulation desk, then make your “tiny” masterpiece, autumn-themed. Use any medium or technique. Return it to the library by Monday, October 30, for display in the library’s lobby window through the month of November.

The public is invited to the library’s Board of Trustees monthly meeting, on Thursday, October 26 at 7 PM, in the meeting room at Eastwyck Village, 1 Eastwyck Circle, off Best Road.

Come to the library’s Halloween Hullaballoo on Saturday, October 28, from 10:30 AM to 1 PM, on the lawn outside the library, for a quick storytime, face painting, games, arts-and-crafts, and more! Costumes are encouraged!

Library hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Questions? Call the library at 518-283-0303.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 10/29-11/4

CPL is located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Events & Take-Home Kit:

Take & Make: Thanksgiving Crafts – Kits available for pick-up 10/30 through 11/25 – Make fun Thanksgiving crafts to give as gifts or to decorate your home.

Pajama Storytime – Tue., 10/31, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thu., 11/2, 10:30am – Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!

Duct Tape Crafts – Thu., 11/2, 2:00-6:00pm – Make wallets, bow ties, flowers, and more! All ages welcome.

Bridge Club – Fri., 11/3, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

Marble Fun Run – Sat., 11/4, 10:00am-4:00pm – Design & build a unique maze for a marble to go through, then drop a marble in and watch it work!

Upcomng Events In Sand Lake

Shredding Day And Holiday Parade

The Town of Sand Lake is partnering with the Towns of Poestenkill, Nassau and Stephentown to host a Shredding Event, Saturday, November 4th from 9:00 – Noon at the Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, N.Y. The event is FREE and open to all residents of Sand Lake, Poestenkill, Nassau and Stephentown.

ACCEPTABLE materials include: Office (paperclips, staples, etc; notepads & envelopes; hanging files and file folders and bound reports and presentations.

UNACCEPTABLE items are: thick metal ,batteries, corrugated cardboard & magazines, colored plastics and non-recyclable materials. Any questions please call your Town Clerk or Barbara Hansen, Sand Lake Town Clerk @ 518-674-2026 Ext. 122 for more information.

ALSO, the Sand Lake Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting and Toy Drive will be held Friday, December 1st. Applications to enter a Float, Vehicle, Animals or Equipment are available on our website and must be submitted by November 20th. Any questions regarding the Parade please contact Paul Glasser Jr. @ or call 518-674-2026 Ext. 122.

North Greenbush Town Candidates Forum

The DeFreestville Area Neighborhoods Association (DANA) will be holding a Town Candidates Forum on Sunday evening, October 29, 2023, at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at the Woodland Hill Montessori School, 100 Montessori Place, Rensselaer, NY (off Grandview Drive). All candidates for North Greenbush town offices have been invited to participate. All town residents are invited to attend. This is your chance to learn about the candidates who are seeking to represent your interests in town government.

DeFreestville Area Neighborhoods Association, Inc. Visit us at and on Facebook.

Royal Fun Faire

You don’t want to miss this community affair that Connecting Point Church is hosting in our courtyard set in Medieval <FZ,7,0,62>times. The Royal Fun Faire will be filled with a variety of games, activities, prizes, roaming minstrels, candy, and prandial (lunch). Admission is free! Lunch is free! Everything is free!

Let’s recapture some glory from the Dark Ages…bring the throngs with you. Fare thee well!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023. Time: 12 noon – 4:00pm. Rain date: Sunday, October 29th, 2:00-6:00pm. Location: 568 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, in the Van Den Houten Square, across from Dunkin Donuts.

For more information, visit

Connecting Point Church is the friendly neighborhood church that endeavors to offer alternative ways of keeping your children safe on Halloween. Be sure to dress up!

Sand Lake Town Library & Vanguard-ASO Partner for Musical Instrument Drive

Sand Lake Town Library is partnering with Vanguard, Inc.-ASO, the volunteer wing of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, in a used musical instrument drive benefiting needy public school students in the Capital Region.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 4th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Sand Lake Town Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park.

All instruments collected will be given to 13 local school districts that lack sufficient instruments for hundreds of students whose families cannot afford the expensive rental or purchase fees.

Your tax-deductible donations enable these enthusiastic, music-loving children to study music in depth and play in their school orchestras or bands.

Children’s attendance and grades often improve and they gain self-discipline, crucial life skills, companionship, pride, and much joy playing music alongside their peers. 771 instruments have been collected and distributed to date.

We cannot accept pianos, banjos, or ukuleles. For further information, please call (518) 439-1843 or


Nassau Library Seeks Increase in Funding

Do you know about the 414 vote on the upcoming November ballot?

This year New York State law allows taxpayers to choose on Election Day, November 7th, how much will be spent on Nassau Library services.

The proposition on the ballot will ask that funding be set at $123,225 per year. There has been ZERO increase since 2006. Yet, the Nassau Free Library served 2,884 borrowers in 2022 and loaned nearly 12,500 materials in that time.

That’s DOUBLE the loans from 2018.

What will it cost the average taxpayer?

Currently, taxpayers whose property is assessed at $100,000 contribute an average $45-$50 per year for library services. If the 414 Proposition is passed, that cost will only increase to approximately $65 per year.

That much for access to over 1,500,000 books, CD’s, magazines, digital downloads, and more!

The library also provides public computers, faxing and copying services, programs for all ages, meeting spaces, Wi-Fi hotspots, and museum passes too!

Questions? More information can be found at

First Bible Baptist Church of W.S.L.

The congregation of First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake invites you to join us for worship services. New friends are waiting to meet you. Pastor George Hadden has a message prepared for our busy lives every Sunday. Here is a listing of our events.

Adult Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting in Adrian Hall coffee and treats: 9:30 a. Sunday Morning Family Church Service with Children’s Church mid service: 11:00 a. Sunday School for Adults in the sanctuary: 10:00 a. Sunday School for Children and Teens in Adrian Hall: 10:00 a. Adult Wednesday Eve Bible Study and Prayer in Adrian Hall: 7:00 p.

Teen Activities are held as announced.

Ladies Bible Study Second Saturday of Each Month in Adrian Hall: 10:00 a. ‘Seniors’ Get Together Breakfast’ at Hometown Diner second Monday each month: 9:30a. ‘Bring a Dish to Share Luncheon’ every last Sunday of the month after Sunday Morning Service in Adrian Hall.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet for the community Nov. 23 in Adrian Hall 12:00 p to 2:00 p. Special Children’s Christmas Program Dec.17 in the Sanctuary at 11:00 a.

Please know that you and your family are welcome. If there any questions feel free to phone the above number. A friendly member of the congregation will be happy to speak with you.

Events at Troy Public Library 10/30-11/4

Troy Public Library (Main) is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY. All events are free and open to the public. Registration may be required and is designated with an “RR.” Call (518) 274-7071 with any questions or to register.

Brick Builders Uptown – Monday, Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join us for some lightly structured Lego fun; build off a theme or get creative! Legos provided. Ages 5+.

Spooky Watercolor Cards – Monday, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m. (Main) Start your Halloween early with some adorable fall-themed watercolor cards. RR

Halloween Trick or Treating – Tuesday, Oct. 31, all day (Both branches) Ages 0-18 can stop by and get some treats from the Library. Happy Halloween!

Learn to Knit Basic Scarves – Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. (Main) In this first session of a four-part workshop series, fiber artist Sonya Ward will teach participants the basics of knitting and help them make a fringed scarf. RR

Adult Yoga – Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) A class that is focused on a gentler style of hatha yoga practice. RR

Happily Ever After Book Club – Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. (Main) This month, we will discuss Count your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur. Tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Author Talk with Karen DeBonis – Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. (Main) Join us for a talk with Troy resident Karen Debonis about her 2023 debut memoir, her writing process, background, and what it took to get published.

Teen NaNoWriMo – Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. (Main) Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Well, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is this November, and that’s the perfect time to do it. Ages 13-18.

Comic Jam with Ira Marcks! – Saturday, Nov. 4, 11:00 a.m. (Main) Join us for a COMIC JAM! This program is a collaborative storytelling game for cartoonists of all ages and abilities hosted by Ira Marcks!

Rensselaer Riverfront Farmers Market Has Been Extended to November 2

The Rensselaer Riverfront Farmers Market has been extended to November 2nd with a Special Market on Sunday, October 29th. The October 19th Market will be a Harvest Festival with over 300 free pumpkins for the kids and pumpkin painting. There will not be a Market on Thursday, October 26th due to Trunk or Treat at the School, instead there will be a Special Market on Sunday October 29th featuring a Community Swap Meet.

This is a wonderful addition to our City in a beautiful park setting and includes prepared food, produce, vendors, crafters and live music. For additional information go to;; or call 518-595-8109.

Reformation Sunday!

Sunday, October 29, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 351, Poestenkil.l

5pm – Dinner (German wursts, sauerkraut, potato salad). Seating is limited – RSVP for dinner is required 518.269.6268 or by October 20.

6:15PM – Movie – “Luther” – This film traces Luther’s extraordinary and exhilarating quest for reform within the Catholic church. Donations of money or non-perishable food for the Bread of life Food Pantry gratefully accepted.

Grassland Birds in North Greenbush

Prairie bird species are facing extinction, both in the prairies and elsewhere. We can help them survive and thrive in our northeastern hayfields, pastures, and fields. Only about 3% of the natural grasslands of the midwestern prairies remain.

Volunteer ecologists of the Capital District Friday Field Group surveyed grasslands in the Town of North Greenbush on June 25, 2022. They were looking for birds ranked as the highest priority for conservation, that could be living there. They include bobolink, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, Savannah sparrow, and American kestrel.

Dr. David Hunt (who died March 24, 2023) led the survey of 9 sites, including the Parker School, Lape Road, Geiser Road, and Snyder’s Lake Road. David’s extensive background material and field notes regarding this survey are not currently accessible, so here is what I jotted down from the survey team’s findings.

One meadowlark was possibly sighted at the Parker School. None of the other high priority grassland birds were found. Some of the birds found included: song sparrow, American flycatcher, cardinal, American crow, tree swallow, red winged blackbird, American robin, yellow bellied sapsucker, turkey buzzard, bluebird, field sparrow, catbird, American goldfinch, and, in an adjacent marsh, song or swamp sparrow. In buildings adjacent to grasslands, English sparrow and barn swallow were found. The survey was funded in part by a grant from the New York Yearly Meeting (Quaker) Earthcare Fund (

Rens. Co. grasslands are mapped on the 2018 Rensselaer County Conservation Plan (RCCP) prepared by the Rensselaer Land Trust. The survey discovered that much of the North Greenbush grasslands identified in the RCCP are now covered with houses. Many of the other grasslands had been mowed, which destroys nests.

We can help endangered birds by preserving our grasslands and leaving them unmowed till July 4, so they have time to raise their families.

-Sheree Cammer

Capital District Chapter Columbiettes October Meeting

October 29th, 2023 the Meeting for the Capital District Chapter Columbiettes will be held at St. Isaac Jogues Knights of Columbus Council #11428, at Sacred Heart Church Parish Center, 53 Mohican Street, Lake George, N.Y. 12845. (Directions; Northway I -87 North to Exit 21, take a right off the exit then a left at traffic light, follow signs to Rt. 9 North to Lake George, just past the Fort William Henry Hotel take a left on Mohican St. continue to the Parish Center).

An Initiation Ceremony for New Columbiette Members will precede the Chapter Meeting! Capital District Chapter President, Linda Cotch, will preside!

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

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.

Your donation supports the Knights to raise money for the Coats for Kids Drive and gets warm winter coats to families 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!

From The Desk of North Greenbush Town Clerk

ELECTION DAY POLLING LOCATIONS for the Town of North Greenbush residents.

Election Day is November 7, 2023. All locations open @ 6:00 a.m. and close @ 9:00 p.m.

Districts 1, 3, 4 and 7 vote @ Town Hall, 2 Douglas Street. Districts 2 & 6 vote @ Defreestville Fire House, 350 North Greenbush Road. Districts 5 & 8 vote St. Michael’s church, 175 Williams Road.

If you should have a questions about your voting location in North Greenbush, please do not hesitate to call my office @ 518-283-4306 and we will be happy to assist in any way we can.

Town of Schodack School Taxes

Please disregard the “Important Notice “ flyer you received with your East Greenbush school tax bill. That flyer is not for any property parcels in the Town of Schodack. It was mistakenly inserted with the mailing of tax bills. Please follow the payment information that is listed on your bill.

Both Schodack Central School and East Greenbush Central School Tax Bills are in the penalty period. All payments must include the 2% late fee to be processed as paid.

Payments can be mailed to Receiver of Taxes, P.O. Box 436, East Schodack, NY 12063, dropped in the green box next to the Town Hall entrance door or paid online with an e-check at for a $1.75 fee. Please write current phone number on your check in case we need to contact you about your payment. After October 31st no payments will be accepted at this office and must be paid to Rensselaer County Bureau of Finance.

Office hours for October are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-4pm and Saturday 10/28 between 9-11am. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 518-477-7935.

Shawn Masters, Receiver of Taxes

Looking to Volunteer?

Community Caregivers, a nonprofit agency, continues to expand in Rensselaer County! We have over 60 clients but not enough volunteers to serve these nice people. Are you looking to help someone in your community remain living independently with a little assistance from you? We need your help! Our volunteers can take someone to the doctors, grocery or other errands as well as visiting and calling. We have a simple orientation process and we work around volunteer’s schedules. Call Heidi Buono, Rensselaer County Service Coordinator, at (518)925-8794 or Izzy Abrams at (518) 456-2898 to receive information on volunteering. We have also paired with AmeriCorps to provide older volunteers with stipends based on their income and hours. To learn more or donate to our agency, see Community

Rensselaer Senior Center Boutique Bag Sale

Bring your bag and have some fun! We have great finds due to the generosity of your wonderful people that have donated to our little boutique.

We are open 9am to 3pm and close 12 to 12:30 to serve lunch. Come shop and stay for lunch with a reservation.

As you turn your closet from summer to winter please continue to think of us with your donation. For more information or to make a lunch reservation or a donation give us a call at Call (518) 463-2166. We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday thru Friday. We are located on East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer across the street from the Amtrak Train Station.

Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild Welcomes Public to 45th Annual Show & Sale

What’s soft, fuzzy, silky, simple, complex and more? Handwoven fabric! The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild invites the public to visit its 45th Annual Show & Sale to experience all that and more. This popular event continues to grow each year, and the Guild expects ~800 visitors over three days, with attendees coming from across the entire Northeast.

The event will be held Nov 10-12 at Pat’s Barn in North Greenbush. The Show & Sale will feature ongoing demonstrations of both weaving and spinning, using a variety of looms, spinning wheels and spindles, allow the public to learn more about weaving and spinning. The event is staffed entirely by volunteers from the Guild, who can explain more about the textiles on display and share their love for this craft with the public.

Pat’s Barn offers a historic setting with expanded room for displays and demonstrations. Admission and off-street parking are free. The Show & Sale will have two full floors of exhibits, including: housewares such as rugs, blankets and table linens, garments such as scarves, shawls and jackets, as well as holiday gifts. The event features a wide range of options suitable for everyone’s holiday shopping list and budget.

Weavers’ Guild President Jan Rowell says, “We are looking forward to another opportunity to connect with the community and share our love for handmade textiles, including the new things we learned at MAFA 2023. We will also have information on local teachers and resources, as we find that every year many people are inspired to take up weaving after they see the amazing creations on display.”

More information available online at

From the Deacon’s Desk at SLBC

A warm greeting to all. The Thanksgiving Pie Pre-Order Sale is underway. You can order your fresh baked Apple and/or Pumpkin Pies from Sand Lake Baptist Church’s website at or call 518-674-2062 to place your order. The deadline for ordering is November 9th and the pick-up date is Wednesday, November 22nd, (the day before Thanksgiving.) Payment will be due upon pick up. We are offering these pies at $15 each, with the proceeds going to help pay for repair work on our Parsonage. Reserve your pie(s) early as quantities are limited.

In other news, we have been blessed by welcoming two members back into our Church, as well as some others who have been absent! The Holy Spirit has been leading many to join us and I pray that He draws you to us as well. Our service is at 11 AM Sunday morning and Bible Study is at 6 PM on Thursday evenings. Join us to learn, grow and praise our Savior! All are welcome. You can also go to our website and listen to past messages as well as stay updated on future events.

On November 19th we are looking forward to a special evening service that we call “Pie & Praise”. It’s a relatively short service in which we will pray, sing, hear a short message, have opportunity to give testimony and have time for fellowship while enjoying many, many pies and beverages! Again, all are welcome.

God bless, Deacon Russ

Good Books for Good Works

A Holiday Book Fest sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Albany, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza and The Little Book House to benefit the library of the Delaware Community School of the Albany City School District. The event will take place at the Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Enjoy the Book Talk at 5:30 p.m. when Book House staff will recommend books of all genres for adults and children. A percentage of sales will be donated to the school.

Vote411.Org Provides Local Political Candidate Information

Vote 411, the League of Women Voters electronic voter guide, is now LIVE! Candidate information is available for all candidates running in the local and county races on November 7. The information includes biographical details and responses to questions posed by the League, as well as links to candidates’ social media and campaign websites.

New Yorkers can enter their address to compare candidate information and print a customized sample ballot. Candidates who have not yet submitted their information are listed with “Candidate Has Not Responded;” their responses will be posted as soon as the candidates provide the information.

Vote 411 also features information on the two ballot proposals that New York voters will find on the back of their ballots.

Voters can visit before going to vote early or on Election Day on November 7. More information on where and when you can vote early in Rensselaer County is available at or on the Rensselaer County Board of Elections website at Early voting for the general election will take place from October 28 to November 5 across the state.

VFW Post 7338 Available for Community Activities

VFW Post 7338, East Greenbush, located at 100 Hayes Road, is available to handle all of your family gatherings/activities, whether inside or outside!

We can be your 1st choice for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Holiday Parties, High School Graduations, Club Meetings, get-togethers for families and friends or a quiet place to have a Celebration of Life of a loved one that passed.

We have a seating capacity for 125 people! We also have an Outdoor Pavilion which can accommodate any size party or gathering, along with a large outside Barbeque Pit! We offer reasonable rates and appreciate your business! As everyone knows we offer a Delicious Pancake Breakfast, usually on the 3rd Sunday of every month!

Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated!

Please contact us by emailing us at or calling Ginny at 518-479-0767 and leave a message with your name, number and your request. She will return your call ASAP. (We do not have a person at the Post to return calls.) Thank you for your support!

Are You a Veteran?

VFW Post 7338, East Greenbush, at 100 Hayes Road is extending an invitation to all veterans in the community!

If you are a veteran, you are invited to visit our Post to see if you are qualified to be a member of this great organization here in our local community! If you are a veteran, and looking to contribute to your community, this is the place to be! We are open and have been for some time! We invite you to be a member of the world’s largest veteran organization!

Joining the VFW as a Life Member or as an ongoing Member can also make your family members eligible to join our VFW auxiliary. If you are already a Veteran, they are eligible to join the Auxiliary We need new members of our Post to help run our Post properly, and to continue to help YOU, our veterans, your families and our community. We want to continue to administer the many programs that will help us to keep our East Greenbush VFW post active for many years to come. Please consider joining our organization.

We have monthly Pancake Breakfasts, usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month! (Except July and August). Every month or so we are planning additional dinners alternating between either a Chicken Bake, Spaghetti or Roast Beef. Recently, we just had a successful “Night at the Club” with light fare, music provided by a DJ and dancing. We are open to the public and offer our hall for your meeting or family affair! We have a seating capacity for 125 people! We can be your 1st choice for Weddings, Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Get-togethers for families and friends or a quiet place to have a Celebration of Life of a loved one that has passed. We offer reasonable rates and can accommodate your wishes!

Please contact us by emailing us at or calling 518-477-7770 and leave a message with your name and number. Your message will be forwarded to another number which is checked every day. Your tel. call will be returned.

Bread of Life Food Pantry Poestenkill

We serve low-income individuals and families in and around the Poestenkill area. Open on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. We offer a once-a-month three-day supply of food and non-food items of your choosing. We also carry wipes and diapers for infants and toddlers up to size six.

On a second monthly visit, we offer a partial food request of eggs, bread, milk card and fresh produce available plus a free extras table for you to choose from.

We invite you to come and check out what we offer and take home a supply of food to help your food dollars go further. We are located at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 776 Rt. 351, Poestenkill, NY 12140. Any questions, call (518) 283-6045 and leave your name and phone number. Come and visit us.

Girls Winter Lacrosse

Capitalland lacrosse will be running girl’s lacrosse leagues and separate skills & drills programs in November and December on Sunday starting on 11/5 & ending on 12/178/2023 at the All Star Academy in Latham. Levels include: Leagues will be held for YOUTH LEAGUE GRADES 4 – 6; JV/MODIFIED LEAGUE GRADES 7 – 9 AND A VARSITY LEAGUE. These leagues are designed to give players a chance to play against other local schools. Full and partial teams from a school as well as free agents can join.

Girls instructional skills levels include: ADVANCED SKILLS & DRILLS PROGRAM grades 6- 8 & grades 9 – 12th for intermediate & advanced skill players. NOVICE SKILLS & DRILLS PROGRAM grades 3 – 6th & 7 – 11th for players who need to sharpen their skills. BEGINNER SKILLS & DRILLS PROGRAM grades 3 – 6th & 7- 10th for girls who want to learn how to play lacrosse in a friendly and fun atmosphere. CO-ED BEGINNER (STICKS ONLY) GRADES K-5 This program is set in a fun, hands on positive environment. We will be using a puffball and no contact is aloud. The emphasis is on fun! For more info. on all of our programs go to or e-mail us at

Field Hockey Winter Programs

Capitalland field hockey will be running November and December indoor field hockey skill programs and a separate league on Sunday starting on 11/5 & ending on 12/17/2023 at the All Star Academy in Latham. Levels include: Two leagues will be held for JUNIOR VARSITY/MODIFIED grades 7 – 9 and VARSITY LEVEL GIRLS. These league is designed to give players a chance to play against other local schools in a fully run league. Full and partial teams from a school as well as free agents can join.

Girl’s instructional skills levels include: ADVANCED SKILLS AND DRILLS PROGRAM grades 6- 8 & grades 9 – 12th for the intermediate & advanced skill players who to refine their skills while being introduced to advanced techniques. NOVICE SKILLS AND DRILLS PROGRAM grades 3 – 6th & 7 – 11th for girls who want to be introduced to more advanced techniques. BEGINNER SKILLS AND DRILLS PROGRAM grades 3 – 6th & 7- 10th for girls who are beginners who want to learn how to play field hockey in a friendly and fun atmosphere. LEARN TO PLAY BEGINNER PROGRAM GRADES K – 3: for all young players who want to learn how to play in a friendly fun atmosphere. THE EMPHASIS IS ON FUN. For more info. on all of our programs go to or e-mail us at

Boys Winter Lacrosse

Capitalland lacrosse will be running a boy’s skills & drills programs in November and December starting on 11/5 & ending on 12/17/2023 at the All Star Academy in Latham. Levels include: BOYS COACHES CORNER ADVANCED PROGRAM for advanced skilled players in grades 4 – 6 & 7- 9. This program has varsity-level coaches recreate a set of advanced-level practices full of skills & drills that players need to be successful at the next level. Position specific drills will be taught including full field transition skills, & live game skill. NOVICE PROGRAM grades 2 – 5 & 6-9th is for players who need to sharpen their basic skills while being introduced to more advanced techniques. BEGINNER PROGRAM grades 2 – 5 & 6 – 10th: for boys who want to learn how to play lacrosse in a friendly and fun atmosphere. CO-ED BEGINNER (STICKS ONLY) GRADES K-5 This program is set in a fun, hands on positive environment. We will be using a puffball and no contact is aloud. The emphasis is on fun! For more info. on all of our programs go to or e-mail us at

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