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Your Community 11.02.23

Town Historian to Present Sand Lake Retrospective

Sand Lake Town Historian Bob Moore will present “A Look Back: Averill Park Village 1890-1910” before the Sand Lake Historical Society Tuesday, November 14th, at 7:00 PM.

The evening’s program also will include the Annual Report from the Town Historian.

Additional updates will be provided on the Society’s efforts to save the historic 1873 West Sand Lake Firehouse and on plans for the SLHS 50th Anniversary in 2024.

November’s program will be held at Sand Lake Town Hall Courtroom, 8428 NY 66, Averill Park, beginning at 7PM.

SLHS monthly programs are open to the public and are live-streamed on the SLHS website — (archived video also will be posted there).

A $5 donation is suggested for non-members. New members are always welcomed.

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!

News From Averill Park CSD

Averill Park High School held its Career Fair recently with approximately 30 representatives from various jobs, colleges, and programs.

Students listened to presentations and were able to ask questions throughout the morning. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible!

Girls Varsity Volleyball coach, Dan Fairchild, earned his 400 th career victory recently. Congratulations on the milestone achievement, coach!

The Averill Park Education Foundation is holding its annual gala on Friday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at The Old Daley on Crooked Lake.

Register through the APEF website or visit

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

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.

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!

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!

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, hotdogs & apple crisp and ice cream for desert. Raffle items include gift certificates to local businesses and a homemade quilt.

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!

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.

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 wonderfully 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.

More November Events at First United Methodist Church

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive here at our church on Tuesday, November 14. They are scheduling both “blood” and “power red” donations. You can add your name to the list of donors by contacting the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS or visit use sponsor code:egumc.

HOLIDAY COFFEE HOUSE The Mistress of Chatter says, “SAVE THE DATE”. The Holiday Coffee House will be held Friday, November 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

We have a talented roster of performers, delicious snacks, and our enthusiastic audience. Contributions at entry help support struggling families in our community. Hope to see you there. 1 Gilligan Rd., East Greenbush.

Author Visit at Rensselaer Public Library

On November 15 at 6 PM, meet bestselling author Catherine Bruns and learn about her cozy mysteries, like her latest, “Syrup to No Good.” Please call 518-462-1193 to sign up. Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street in Rensselaer. More info at

Holiday Wreath Sale for the Friends of Dyken Pond

18” Wreath Decorated with a hand-made Dyken Pond collectible ornament, pine cones, berries, and a red bow for just $30. Fundraiser for FRIENDS OF THE DYKEN POND CENTER. Proceeds from sales are used to support Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center’s activities, such as scholarships for school field trips and trail improvements.

Larger wreath sizes available. Pre-Order sale. Multiple days and locations for wreath pick-up. Order by 11/12. Orders and more info available at, or (518) 658-2055. Wreaths make great holiday gifts!

A Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Join Donny Elvis & The Rennselaer Senior Center on Wednesday, Dec 6th. Bus leaves Yankee Trails at 9am.

First stop The USS Chowder Pot III for a great meal. Choice of Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Prime Rib, Baked Stuffed Chicken or Vegetarian.

Then off to Ivoryton Playhouse for the actual studio meeting of four rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis before their careers skyrocketed.

Call Gloria for more info we are open 9am-3pm Monday Thru Friday Call (518) 463-2166.

We are located on East and Herrick Streets in Rensselaer across from the Amtrak Train Station.

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!

East Greenbush Craft Fair

November 4th, 2023 at the Fire House 68 Phillips Road.

We have 32 crafters from Color Street, Avon, Dirty bird and various local crafters. We have food vendor from Freeze Dried candies and a food truck from Gourmeli.

There will raffles and 50/50. Come check us out, and thank you from the Ladies Auxiliary.

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.

Grief Support Group November Meeting Date

Grief Support meetings will be held one Thursday every month starting at 6pm at Hope Lutheran Church in Troy. Please read below for details and to learn about our facilitator – Camie Engel.

This monthly group is a safe, welcoming, and judgement-free place where people who have recently experienced a loss (death of loved one, loss of job, pet, friendship, marriage, or home, children who left for college, to name a few) can come together to share their struggles and learn some coping skills. This group will provide emotional support, validation, and education about grief, helping you feel less alone.

Camie Engel holds a master’s degree in Grief Counseling from Regent University of Virginia Beach, VA. Her monthly column in “Our Towne” magazine, “Good Grief with Camie”, is written to be a window into the often confusing and painful topics of grief and loss. Having experienced life-altering losses of her own, she had a passion to get more educated and trained to help others.

Join us when you are ready. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 16th.

Feel free to reach out to Lois with any questions –

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!

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 as<FZ,6,1,61>sortments 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 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.

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

November Happenings at The Rensselaer County Senior Center

Veterans Day at The Rensselaer Senior Center, Thursday November 9th.

Join us On Thursday November 9th For a Butter Crumb Cod Lunch w/ Music By Bobby T. To thank all our beautiful Veterans all Veterans are our guests.. November 14th – Volunteer Recognition Day. Penne Pasta W/ Meatballs. Make Your Own Sundae w/ Music By Gone Grey. Hope to See Our Hookers Here.

November 16th – Thanksgiving Celebration. Turkey W/ Gravy and All the Fixins’ w/Music By Rockin’ Rob Carson. We want to wish you all a Happy Healthy Thanksgiving and hope you join us through the Month.

To Reserve a Seat Please Call (518) 468-2166. We are open 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday. We are located across the street from the Amtrak Train station.

East Greenbush VFW Post 7338 Pick & Poke

THANK YOU to everyone that donated to the Pick & Poke. We had over 100 people in to take items. Special thanks to: Robin, Diane, Jill and Marley, Living Resources: Sky, Josh, Tyneisha, Jimika, and Tristin. Also thanks to Helene, Maureen, Marilyn, Donny and Lynda. This event could not have been successful without you. With continued support we will do it again!!

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

Firewood Volunteer Day: Saturday, November 11: 9am-noon

The Dyken Pond Center is looking for a few hardy volunteers to help us gather firewood for the winter season. We plan to cut, gather, split, haul and stack about 3 cords of firewood. This will heat the main office and cabin 1 for the winter. For your efforts, we’ll treat you to a free lunch! Please preregister by 11/9/23 at (518) 658-2055 or so we may plan enough food.

Holiday Fair at Trinity Church Lansingburgh

Trinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its Holiday Fair in the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy, from 9 AM until 2 PM on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Holiday hand-crafted items and homemade baked goods will be available for purchase.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be a silent auction and basket and 50/50 raffles. For more information call (518) 892-8865 or visit

Injustice in East Greenbush – A Soldier’s Tale

Esquatak Historical Society invites all on Friday, November 17 to learn about “An Injustice at Greenbush Cantonment – The Illegal Execution of Private Samuel Helms.” Presented by Bobbie Reno, East Greenbush Town Historian.

Ms. Reno has conducted ten years of research regarding the illegal court martial and execution of a War of 1812 soldier. This is an ongoing endeavor. In July 2018, Congressman Paul Tonko introduced a bill that would allow a Historian to file for change in military record for events that happened more than 175 years ago. The program takes place at the Schodack Town Hall starting at 7 pm. Refreshments served.

Sand Lake Veterans Day Ceremony

This year we will be holding our Veteran’s Day Ceremonies on Saturday, November 11th, at 11:00 am to honor our Veterans at The Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park. Our honored speaker will be Ryan Smithson.

He was an engineer in the Army Reserve and served in Iraq from 2004-2005. He fortified military posts, repaired roads, and convoyed supplies across northern and western Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning, and for therapeutic reasons, he wrote his memoir, “Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI” (HarperCollins, 2009), which is read in high schools and colleges around the country, including many in NY’s capital region.

He has had several short stories and poems published in various journals and anthologies and enjoys visiting schools to talk with young people about writing, war, and life.

He wrote a play, “10 Klicks South of Whiskey” for his master’s thesis, and he was lucky enough to see it produced at Averill Park High School in 2015. Having earned his MA in English from SUNY Albany, he currently works in technology sales and has two school-age children.

Come and honor “Those Common Men And Women Who Proudly Served Our Country With Uncommon Valor”.

Grafton Senior Center

Everett Wagar Senior Center. Phone 518-279-3413.

· Congregate meals or grab and go 12:00 every Tuesday & Thursday. Monday& Friday at 10:00 Low impact Chair Yoga. Tuesdays at 10:00, Indoor walking.

Thursday November 2nd, Strings and things at 10AM. Tuesday November 7th, Center is Closed- Election day. Wednesday November 8th- Legal Aid by Appointment only. Thursday November 9th- Estate Planning for Seniors; A discussion about wills, trusts and power of attorney.

Friday November 10th – Center is closed for Veterans Day.

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.

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).

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.

Columbia Girls Wrestling Team In Need of Girls

The Columbia High School Girls Wrestling Team is in need of Girls in grades 9-12 to participate on their all new Girls only Wrestling Team. Practice begins on Monday, November 13th.

The online sign up link is:

For more information contact: Coach Mike Merhige ( Athletic Director Ryan Jones (

Church of the Redeemer Announcements

Sunday, November 5, service will be at 9 am. Coffee hour follows in the Hearth Room.

Hot Mess Crafters meets on Wednesday at 10 am. We are preparing for our craft sale on Saturday, December 2. Come on Wednesday to create items to help make the sale a success and mark your calendar so you don’t miss this event.

Bible Study meets on Wednesday at 2. We will wind down our current area of study on December 20 and suspend Bible Study until the winter weather leaves.

Thrift Shop is open every Thursday from 3-6 and Saturday, November 4, from 9-2.

The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicap parking, a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear.

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at

Public Notice

The Grafton Town Court and Assessor’s Office will be closed, Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Please contact the Court at 518-279-4385 or the Assessor’s Office 518-279-3565 EXT 12 or 17 with any questions.

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.

East Greenbush Community Library Programs

Open Mon-Thu 9a-8p; Fri 10a-6p; Sat 10a-5p; Sun 1-5p. The drive-thru closes 15 min. before the library. We offer programs for adults, teens & kids. Register:, call 518-477-7476, or stop in at 10 Community Way, E. Greenbush.

Movies at the Library: 11/2, 1p: Cinema Society: Some Like It Hot (1959). 11/16, 1p: Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Pt. 1. Register required for each movie.

11/5, 2:30p: The History of Hand Fans. Dr. Abbey Block Cash talks about the functional, and ceremonial significance of hand fans as well as how they served as a fashion statement, a means of advertising, and a way to communicate. She will also display her extensive and eclectic collection of fans from 1690 to the present. Register.

11/7, 6p: Garden Club sponsors Foraging for Your Holiday Wreath. Michele Badger will show you how to find enough materials to make your own unique holiday wreath…or a wreath for any time of the year. The program starts at 6:30p. Register.

11/8, 1p: The History of Christmas Seals. Paula Pugliese will present the history of Christmas Seals since the American Lung Association released their first Christmas Seal in 1907. Her entire unique collection will be on display as part of the presentation. Register.

11/12, 2p: Nutritious Meals On A Budget. Join <FZ,8,0,61>Hannaford’s Registered Dietitian, Stephanie McNear, for a fun workshop on how to navigate the supermarket and mealtime on a budget. Register.

11/14, 6p: Living & Working Abroad (It’s Not That Scary!). Former diplomat, John Johnson, gives an entertaining talk about international careers, touristy mishaps, impromptu Zumba sessions with his staff in Indonesia, cultural misunderstandings, and multiple embarrassing moments.

But mostly, he’ll share stories about companionship, generosity, and camaraderie you’ll find when traveling abroad. Register.

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

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!

Sand Lake Town Library Events

ASO Instrument Drive collection day Saturday, November 4, 10 – 1. Have a useable instrument you no longer need? Drop it off and it will be shared with a student needing an instrument. No pianos, banjos, or ukkeleles, please.

Lego Club Tuesdays 3:30 – 6:00. We have the blocks, you supply the imagination!

SLTL Storytime Wednesdays at 11am; 11/8 is Bears!

Bring Your Own Device Tech Help Wednesday, November 8, 11am – 12 noon.

Calling all knitters & crocheters! Bring your current project to the library on Thursday, Nov. 9 <FZ,9,0,61>at 1:30pm. Knit/crochet while making new friends. Also on Nov. 30.

Retirement Made Easy Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6:30pm.

SLTLibrary will be closed Saturday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

Card Making Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30pm.

SLTL Board Meeting, Thursday, November 16, 6:45pm.

Kids Yoga Friday, November 17 at 11am.

SLHS Book Release Celebration, Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 – 12.

Plan ahead– the Book Club will be reading “Rebecca” by Du Maurier for December 6.

Museum passes are available for The Clark, MASS MoCA, Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, & the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Check the Community Calendar at for events around town. Submit non-profit community events to with the subject “calendar.”

Located at 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park. Hours: M-TH 11 – 8; F 11 – 4; Sat 10 – 2. Call 518-674-5050 with questions or for program registration.

Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime: Wednesdays 10:30am- Stories, songs, & <FZ,1,0,61>crafts.

Friends of Nassau Free Library Harvest Fest Craft: Sat. 11/4 9am-4pm- Chandler Young VFW.

LEGO Club: Tues. 11/7 6pm

Adult Watercolor Autumn Art Night: Wed. 11/8 5-6:30 pm- Let’s make a tape resist autumn watercolor painting together! Perfect for beginner watercolor enthusiasts. Please register, space limited.

Gentle Yoga: Thursdays 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 6-7pm- Emily Brache will introduce the benefits of yoga for health, mind, body, and spirit. $5/class suggested donation. Please bring a yoga mat, and blocks if you have them. Registration is required for each class.

International Potluck Club: Thailand: Tues. 11/14 6pm- Bring a dish to share inspired by Thai cuisine, and enjoy meeting new and old friends, all with scenic views of Thailand in the background. Please call to let us know you are coming and what dish you will be bringing.

Your Own Device: Tech Help Drop-in: Fri.. 11/17, 1pm-2pm- We’ve got a friendly expert from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Digital Literacy Team waiting just for you. Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone – no tech worries here. It’s easy peasy – first come, first served.

Open Mic Night: Fri. 11/17 6:00pm- Join us for Open Mic night where we invite local performance artists of all kinds to gather and share their art at the library. Sign-up for walk-in performers begins at 6:15. Performances must be suitable for a family friendly audience. Performers should be prepared for a 10-15-minute set.

Teen Art Night: Tues. 11/21 6:30pm-7:30pm

Chair Yoga: Mon. 11/27 2:30pm-Join Emily Brache, Yoga Instructor, for a fun, accessible way to short-circuit stress and build flexibility, balance, and strength. Appropriate for all levels of ability and challenges. What you will need: comfortable clothing and a water bottle. $5/class suggested donation.

Book Club: Tues.11/28 4pm

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau, NY (518)766-2715 www.nassaufreelibrary.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/5-11/11

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.

After Dinner Book Club: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor – Mon., 11/6, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk.

Pajama Storytime – Tue., 11/7, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Open Mic Night – Wed., 11/8, 6:00-8:00pm – Musicians & poets – come share your talents! If your instrument requires an amplifier, please bring one with you. All ages welcome to perform and to watch.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thu., 11/9, 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!

Kids Cook: Mini Pumpkin Pie – Thu., 11/9, 4:00pm – Join us for this month’s Kids Cook class and make a tasty, no-bake Mini Pumpkin Pie!

Cards for Veterans – Fri., 11/10, 10:00am-6:00pm – In celebration of Veterans Day, kids and adults are invited to come create cards and letters that we’ll send to veterans. We’ll have art supplies available to make your card super-special!

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

North Greenbush Public Library Update

Come to Storytime every Tuesday for fun crafts and engaging stories in the Town Hall Annex at 11 AM. Don’t miss an afternoon of creative craft-making at our Thursday Crafternoons in the children’s room from 3-5 PM.

Are your electronic devices acting up? Then you’ll appreciate getting tech help from Michelle St Louis from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County on Wednesday, November 8, from 1-2 PM. Bring your devices and your questions. Call the library to reserve a 15-minute appointment.

In recognition of Veterans Day, we will close on Saturday, November 11; we will reopen on Monday, November 13, at 10 AM.

Join our Tween Book Club on Saturday, November 18, at 12:30 PM, for a lively discussion of the newest Dork Diaries book “Tales from a Not So Posh Paris Adventure” by Rachel Russell. Pick up a book at the circulation desk.

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.

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 518-674-2515. A friendly member of the congregation will be happy to speak with you.

Events at Troy Public Library 11/6-11/11

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.

Prose and Cons: A Literary Book Club – Monday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. (Main) This month, we will be discussing Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.

NaNoWriMo Writing Group – Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. (Main) Participate in National Novel Writing Month with the library! Write together, participate in writing exercises, discuss ideas, and more!

Adult Mystery Book Discussion – Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join this evening book group as we explore mystery fiction. Our November book is The River by Peter Heller.

Dungeons and Dragons! – Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. (Lansingburgh) Join gamemaster Ernst as he leads you through perilous adventuring and epic storytelling. Open to older teens and adults. RR

Wednesday Evening Knit & Crochet Group – Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m. (Main) Join like-minded fiber crafters and dedicate time to your work-in-progress in a fun, inspirational environment!

Come “Write” In – Creative Writing with Gabrielle Esposito – Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. (Zoom) Guided by author Gabrielle Esposito, in this workshop, you’ll write fiction, poetry, or memoir with fun prompts! RR

Teen NaNoWriMo – Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. (Main) Stop by the flag room every Thursday in November (except Thanksgiving) to write, enjoy snacks, and talk about your stories! Ages 13-18.

The Mythic “I” with author Susan Comninos – Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. (Main) Join the library

and local poet & author Susan Comninos for a poetry reading & writing class that explores the creation of a speaker who’s virtuous, un-self-blaming, special — and also, not quite real. RR

A History of Christmas Seals

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 1 p.m. at the East Greenbush Community Library for “A History of Christmas Seals” with Paula Pugliese. Paula will present the history of Christmas Seals since the American Lung Association released its first Christmas Seal in 1907. She will describe and discuss how the seals came to be and bring information to the 21st century. Her entire unique collection will be on display and shared with the audience. Registration is required. Call the library at 518-477-7476 or register online at

The History of Hand Fans

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 5th at 2:30 pm at the East Greenbush Community Library for “The History of Hand Fans” with Dr. Abbey Block Cash. A hand fan can be functional, ceremonial, a fashion statement, a means of advertising, and a way to communicate. Dr. Cash has been collecting hand fans for over 35 years. She will display a selection of her extensive and eclectic collection that consists of fans from 1690 to the present. Abbey consults and provides evaluations for institutions such as The Museum of the City of New York and Ventforth Hall in Lenox, Massachusetts. You are welcome to bring in your own fans. Abbey will be happy to answer your questions. Registration is required, please call the library at 518-477-7476 or register online at

Dr. Abbey Block Cash is a retired professor of elementary and secondary education at SUNY New Paltz. She is a Master Gardener for Cornell’s Columbia Extension in Hudson. Abbey is the immediate past president of FANA/Fan Association of North America. For more information on FANA go to Fan Association of North America.

SLTLibrary & Vanguard-ASO Instrument Drive

Sand Lake Library is partnering with Vanguard-ASO, Inc., volunteer supporters of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, in a used instrument drive that benefits hundreds of Capital Region music-loving children whose parents cannot afford the expensive rental or purchase fees. Many attend schools that lack sufficient instruments for all the students who yearn to play them. To date, 813 instruments have been collected and distributed to schools that need them. The event takes place on Saturday, November 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sand Lake Library, 8428 Miller Hill Road in Averill Park. Your tax deductible instrument donations allow these children to study music in depth and play in school orchestras or bands, often for many years. Grades and attendance often improve and children gain self-discipline, confidence, vital life skills, warm friendships, and best of all, joy playing music with their peers. For further information, call (518) 439-1843 or email Thank you!

Upcoming Programs and Events at Poestenkill Library

Silent Book Club – Looking for a book club where you can just enjoy books, friends, and snacks without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there’s no assigned reading, no scrambling to finish a book, or pressure <FZ,2,0,61>to have something smart to say. This is a book club all about taking time out of your busy schedule to relax and read, no small talk required. Put down your phone, pick a book up, and spend quality time with fellow book lovers reading in companionable quiet. Our Silent Book Club will meet on Tuesday evenings, twice per month. In November we’ll meet on 11/7 and 11/21 beginning at 6:00. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Teen Paper Football Tournament – Are you ready for some football? Join us at the library on Thursday, 11/9 at 6:00 PM, to practice your hand eye coordination and superb finger flicking skills! No experience required. Paper football is a fun and easy game to play. No prizes will be awarded but the winner will earn bragging rights and title of Tournament Champion!

Unlocking Cat Behavior – Is your cat avoiding the litter box? Scratching furniture? Bouncing off the walls? Fearful and hiding? Not getting along with other cats? You should come see Matt Wildman at the library on Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 PM! During his entertaining and informative presentation you’ll learn the keys to understanding cat behavior and how to resolve behavior concerns. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers. Matt previously served as The Humane Society of the United States cat behavior expert where he created highly acclaimed presentations, courses, and articles on cat behavior for animal shelter personnel and the general public. He currently partners with several cat rescue organizations and with the Animal Care Centers of NYC.

Please visit for more details on any of our upcoming programs or events, or feel free to give us a call at 518-283-3721.

Keyes Scholarship for Tamarac High School Seniors

Center Brunswick United Methodist Church Announces Financial Scholarship for 2024.

The Scholarship Committee of the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church has announced that it will award $500 to a student to be selected from the Tamarac High School Class of 2024. The money may be used for any type of expenses related to further education. Students do not have to belong to this Church, any other church or religion to be eligible for this award.

Interested students must apply for this award no later than March 1, 2024. The application can be obtained from the school’s guidance department or from our website at (

This award is given in memory of Harold and Mabel Keyes through a trust funded by their last will and testament. Mabel taught in the Brunswick schools and continued teaching Sunday School at Center Brunswick UMC for many years after she retired. Through this award, her love of helping young people learn and grow will continue to reach the youth of our community.

The Center Brunswick United Methodist Church is located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 142 in Troy.

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:

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.

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.

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

Public Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of East Nassau Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will hold a public hearing at the Hoags Corners Ambulance Building, located at 19 Town Garage Road, in Hoags Corners, Village of East Nassau, on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 6:00 pm on an application for site plan approval submitted by Christine Savage. She proposes to convert a shipping container to a permanent storage structure as an accessory structure to her existing dwelling located at 2052 Route 20 (Tax Map #224-3-7.2) in the Village of East Nassau. The container is 8 feet wide, 40 feet in length and 8 feet high and is currently located on the property in the location that the applicant proposes to be permanent. Site plan approval is necessary in order to convert a temporary storage container into a permanent storage structure. All those wishing to comment on this application may do so at the public hearing. Written comments will also be accepted at the hearing or may be submitted prior to the hearing by mail to the Village office address, Village of East Nassau, P.O. Box 268, East Nassau, NY 12062, or e-mailed to For written comments to be considered by the ZBA, your name and home address must be included. Following the hearing, a meeting of the ZBA will be held to discuss the subject matter of the hearing and any other business that may come before the ZBA.

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.

NCFL Free Program on How to Select Energy Efficient Kitchen Appliances

North Chatham Free Library (NCFL) Announces a Free Program on “How to Select the Most Energy Efficient Kitchen Appliances” on Tuesday, November 14 at 10 A.M.

Event is Located at 4287 Route 203, North Chatham. Join the experts from Frank Cocca’s Appliance Store, a family-owned business in Albany, as they outline the recent innovations and energy efficiency in kitchen appliances on the market today.

Some of the topics to be discussed:

• What products and technologies to look for and what to avoid

• How to tell if your refrigerator or freezer is about to fail

• What are Cocca’s recommendations and experience with various brands and their reliability

The presentation will utilize Cocca’s website for product overview, as well as a personal testimonial on induction cook tops, energy-efficient refrigerators, and air fryers.

This event is presented by the Live & Learn Committee with grateful thanks to the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation for funding.

NCFL Announces Studio Visit and Discussion with Realism Artist John Morra

North Chatham Free Library (NCFL) Announces Studio Visit and Discussion, “Progress? Is That All There Is?” with Contemporary Realism Painter John Morra Event is on Sunday, November 12 at 3 P.M. at 56 Church Street, Stuyvesant.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see and hear contemporary realism artist, John Morra, in his element – a former church which he converted into a studio in historic Stuyvesant. In describing his talk, Morra said, “I intended the title to be provocative, and I hope that what I have to say is equally provocative.”

“My main idea is this: ‘progress’ was initially seen as advancement towards a better world, with science, technology, and belief in the perfectibility of human institutions as the agents of these changes. While great strides were made, especially in the sciences, the visual arts were harmed by these ideas.” said Morra.

His paintings explore two modes of realism. The first, traditional still life, is based on the classical vocabulary. The second consists of a series called “Mertz” compositions, which combine traditional technique with the subject of modern junk and machinery.

Morra received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, in 1985 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1987. Graduate study brought him to New York, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Academy of Art in 1991.

For samples of Morra’s work visit,

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia County by CREATE Council on the Arts.

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!

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.

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.

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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