Your Community

Your Community 11.04.21


Jim Greenfield, Town Historian  283-6384

Historical Markers

Since 2006, fifteen historical markers have been placed throughout the town. Until the 1930’s, New York State purchased and placed these blue and yellow markers throughout the state. For the last ninety years, towns and cities were encouraged to continue the program. Our criteria is that markers be placed on or near well traveled  roadways and that they commemorate significant architecture, events or citizens.

 If you feel like a drive around the town,   here’s where you’ll find them:

Juria Sharpe House- 44 Laura Lane, Bloomingrove Reformed Church- across from the Park and Ride in Defreestville, Phillips/Vandenberg House- corner of Bloomingrove and Jordan Roads, Little Red Schoolhouse- U.S. Rt. 4, ,Bloomingrove Rural Cemetery- U.S. Rt. 4, David Defreest House- Jordan Road. Due to construction, a marker on the site where the  former Jacob Sharpe House stood (soon to be the new Aldi’s) was taken down but will be restored to the site on Bloomingrove Drive.

 The sites in Wynantskill include: White House- corner of Whiteview and Brookside, Thomas Twiss House- 185 Main Avenue, Kinney Farm- 495  Rt. 66 Avenue and Evergreen Cemetery Rt. 66.

 Other sites are: Snyder’s Lake- Pershing Avenue, Wetherwax House- Rt. 43 near Peck Road., Rysdorph House Mammoth

Spring Road., and the Johannas Hidley House- Hidley Rd.

 Information concerning these sites was a part of the Town’s National Resources Inventory used by the Open Spaces Committee which recently obtained a Community Technical Assistance Grant.

This Committee is chaired by Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo.

East Side Quilters Donate 182 Quilts to Local Organizations

SCHODACK – On October 20, 2021 the East Side Quilt Guild welcomed local organizations to accept 182 handmade quilts! For many years the guild has provided quilts to five local organizations including Joseph’s House, Unity House, YWCA, St. Paul’s, and the Schodack Schools. This year the guild welcomed another local nonprofit that is beginning to offer services- Capital District Women Veterans Program. Representatives from each organization presented their missions in helping to end homelessness, provide services to those in need and fight discrimination.

East Side Quilters gather year round with a wide variety of opportunities for involvement. From weekly sewing time to monthly meetings, and even bi-annual getaways. There’s plenty of fun and community growth for anyone who is interested- whether you’re a beginner or a professional! The annual open house is a wonderful event that supports local shelters and organizations and provides individuals with warmth and comfort in the form of a quilt. Quilts are made with our hands but are given with our hearts. To learn more about the guild, visit

Sky High Adventure Community Center: What’s it All About? 

AVERILL PARK – By Paul Kolakowski & John Slyer – You have seen the signs on Lake Avenue in Averill Park and have probably wondered what the Sky High Adventure Community Center is. A Community Center in the Averill Park area is a concept that has been around for decades. Now local active community members have stepped up to make it happen creating a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and purchasing the building for community use.

The vision for the SHAC Center is to renovate the old St Henry’s School and former Lake Avenue Community Church into a vibrant center for ALL local residents to use and enjoy. The Community Center would include meeting spaces for local organizations, preschool, afterschool programs, a gym, group exercise programs, yoga, senior center, arts programs and eventually even an indoor pool.

Local input and participation is critical in bringing this vision fully to life. We are conducting presentations to local groups and doing focus groups to collect data(call to set up a presentation). We need instructors for programs and skilled trades to help with the renovation. We also need grant writers, volunteers and people interested in participating and leading activities.

Successes of Our First Year:

We have had an amazing first year and we are looking forward to 2022 and beyond. The purchase of 27 Lake Avenue in February 2021 has made the SHAC Center a reality that has been long needed.

The building and property have been given a new life for everyone to be part of thanks to the help of volunteers, sponsors, our board of directors, other local not-for-profits and the community.

This is what we have NOW:

Large & Small Group Meeting Spaces, Game Rooms, Yoga & Fitness Rooms, Office Spaces (NOW Available), Strength and Weight Room, Classrooms, Cardio-Treadmill Room, Mary Lynn Baldwin Community Library, Walking & Mountain Bike Trails, Athletic Fields, GaGa Ball Pit

We need you! To get involved or for a presentation call or email John Slyer at: 518-281-6480 /

Elmwood Hill Cemetery Update

TROY – Fall cleanup began November 1st. In order to continue to maintain our beautiful cemetery your donations are greatly appreciated. Donations offset the rising cost of lawn maintenance and cemetery operations. Checks may be mad payable to: Elmwood Hill Cemetery, 51 Belle Ave, Troy NY 12180. Thank You for your continued support.

News From Averill Park CSD

AVERILL PARK – Students at Algonquin Middle School donated more than 1,500 canned food items to support the Sand Lake Kiwanis holiday dinner program and local food pantries, crushing the goal of 750 items. As a result of surpassing the challenge goal, students were able to wear school-appropriate Halloween costumes. Great job everyone!

Jaxon Rouleau raised more than $1,000 for the annual PTA Fun Run Boosterthon and was named the Poestenkill Elementary School Principal for the Day. Mr. Rouleau greeted students, conducted meetings and met with District administration. Nice job Principal Rouleau!

Averill Park High School graduate Paul McKee returned to Miller Hill-Sand Lake Elementary School and spoke to students about his time interning with NASA. Paul is currently working on his PhD at RPI. Thank you for returning to APCSD and for taking the time to speak to students!

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

Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent

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

Looking for Ways to Help The Anchor Food Pantry? 

RENSSELAER – Return your recyclable cans and bottles to The 6  Cent Redemption Center 550 South Street-Rensselaer  – Rt9J. Just inform the staff you are donating to the Anchor  Food Pantry account and account will be credited automatically. This method will aid the Pantry for the upcoming Holiday giveaways at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Want to Expand Trails in Sand Lake? 

SAND LAKE – The Town of Sand Lake Planning Oversight Committee is seeking citizens who are interested in serving on a task force to expand our trail systems in the town. No prior experience is necessary; just your enthusiasm. This is a great opportunity to become involved in improving our great town!  If you wish to learn more, please reach out to the Planning Oversight Committee by emailing David Post, Planning Oversight Committee Chairman at

Being Controlled or Hurt by Your Partner?

CAPITAL DISTRICT – You are not alone. You deserve a respectful relationship. FREE Counseling, Legal, Police and Safe shelter help is available for you and family. Anyone can anonymously call one or more of these 24/7 Hotlines for guidance and help.

* Emergency help – Call 911

* Unity House #518-272-2370, Text #518-720-6161 or Chat at

* Equinox #518.432.7865, or Chat at

* YWCA of NENY #518-374-3386

* Wellspring #518-584-8188 or Chat at

Internet-Based Chat Hotline

* NYS Office for the prevention of domestic violence

#800-942-6906 or Text 844-997-2121.Or Chat at

* National Domestic Violence Hotline #800-799-7233

Text “START” to 88788, Chat at

Take a picture of this ad with your phone.

Poestenkill “Bread of Life” Food Pantry 

POESTENKILL – We are open two times each month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays beginning at 4:30 pm and ending at 6:30 pm. Bring proof of your current residence and grocery bags for your food request.

Starting in November 2021, we will now greet our guests inside the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, side entrance.

Please wear a mask and check the extra’s tables. Two guests at a time, fill out food selection forms while waiting in your car. We will continue to practice social distancing and safety for our volunteers and guests.

Delivery service to Poestenkill Seniors unable to visit our pantry is available. Call and leave your name and number at (518) 283-6045.

Our newest program offers infant and baby items (food, diapers and wipes) for those who reside in the Poestenkill area. Pre-orders only by a phone message at (518) 428-0124, a private Facebook message, or email: We do not currently stock these items in our pantry as selections are very individualized. 

Johnsonville Thrift Shop

JOHNSONVILLE – The thrift shop at the Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9-12. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s fall and winter clothing, coats, boots, shoes, purses, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Christmas decor is now on display. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books available.

Youth Outdoor Photography Contest – Capital District Sportsman Center 2022 Calendar

  CAPITAL DISTRICT – To enter the contest: One entry per contestant, with the Photographers’ name, age, and county in which the image was taken  All photos must be taken in New York State.  The subject can be anything to do with Nature, wildlife, fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, gardening, etc.

The top 12 winning photos get a spot in our Calendar with Photo Credit and the age of the photographer, location (county only). 

Must be 18 or under (parental permission required)

Submit all photos to no later than November 7, 2021. Sponsored by: HANYS Printing Services, Rensselaer NY.

St. Paul’s Center Holiday Wreath Sale is Back

RENSSELAER – Give the gift of shelter this season, and decorate your home for the holidays with a handcrafted, locally sourced, fresh wreath. For just $30, you’ll get a beautiful, double-sided, 22”-24” wreath topped with a gorgeous bow. Wreaths make great gifts for your family, friends, and coworkers, all while providing life-changing shelter and support to local families experiencing homelessness. All payments are due at the time of order. Orders must be received by November 8th, 2021.  Call us at 518-434-2910 and ask for Charlee.

Taste of Troy Food Tours Again Offering Holiday Boxes of Local Love 

CAPITAL DISTRICT –   Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC is supporting small, local business and entrepreneurs again with its 2021 Holiday Boxes of Local Love. With  guaranteed delivery dates in time for Thanksgiving, Chanukah and/or Christmas, the Boxes are an easy way to express your love while supporting eight different local businesses and the South End Children’s Café. 

Each Box of Local Love offers you a chance to personalize the specially curated items from seven Capital Region businesses.  Boxes contain six items, and purchasers are offered choices for five of the items. Every box will include an authentic, sweet taste of New York: a maple leaf-shaped bottle of Wells Maple Farm’s Grade A syrup.

A portion of proceeds from each sale will be donated to South End Children’s Cafe located in Albany, New York. South End Children’s Cafe’s mission is to impact food equity and food justice, enhance academic success and positively influence the physical and mental health of children residing in the South End of Albany. Currently the Cafe  provides to-go meals to children and families in need.

What’s in the 2021 Holiday Box of Local Love?  Each Box of Local Love* includes:

• Collar City Candle: Choice of Cider Doughnut,  Winter Solstice or Holiday Sparkle scented 9-ounce, candle jar;

• TieBerry Sweets: Choice of six chocolate covered, seasonally decorated pretzel sticks (choice of white, milk, dark or mixed chocolate) or two pack of Hot Chocolate bombs;

• Parchment Baking Company: Choice of Kraneskake cookies or Pepperkaker cookies;

• What’s Poppin: Choice of Albany Mix (Cheddar Caramel flavor) or Hot Cinnamon bag of gourmet popcorn;

• Short and Stout Tea: Choice of 1-ounce bag of Blue Moon Tea, OR

• Stack’s Espresso Bar: Choice of a 12-ounce bag of Lark Street House Blend coffee;

• Wells Maple Farm: Grade A maple syrup in leaf bottle;

• Taste of Troy Food Tours: $15 coupon toward any tour;

• Meet our Vendors guide and Amy’s favorite recipe this holiday season;

• Your Personal message;

• Domestic shipping via US Postal Service Priority Mail OR curbside pickup option

*Slight selection variations may be made due to product availability.

The Holiday Box of Local Love is on sale now. Order by  November 9 to ship in time for Thanksgiving and/or Chanukah, and by December 9  to arrive in time for Christmas. Price: $95 including taxes and domestic shipping;  or save  curbside pickup for $89. Only the offered choices are options; please no substitutions.

ORDER TODAY – To order or for more information about the Holiday Box of Local Love or Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC tours, visit or phone 518-495-2277.

105th Anniversary Troy Turkey Trot Seeks Volunteers for Range of Positions

 TROY – In-person road racing returns to the Collar City Thanksgiving morning for the 105th anniversary of the Troy Turkey Trot and event organizers are seeking volunteers for a variety of positions both on race day and during the week leading up to the venerable road race.

Individuals and small groups are needed to affix labels to runners’ bibs Friday, Nov. 19 (2-5 p.m.) and Tuesday, Nov. 23 (5-7 p.m.) at the Italian Community Center (ICC), 1450 5th Ave, Troy. Volunteers are also sought Nov. 19-25 (various hours) to assist with drive through packet pick up, event set up/clean up, forklift operation, course set up, course marshals, water stop, start/finish line, refreshments, awards, swag mailing and unloading and separating t-shirts.

To learn more about specific volunteer opportunities and times, please visit For specific questions, please email

For more information and to register for the 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile, Turkey Walk and costume contest, visit

Fresh Florida Fruit Fundraiser

 CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Kiwanis Club of Troy is once again conducting their Annual Florida Fruit Sale!! 20 lb. cases of Navel Oranges; 20 lb. cases of Ruby Red Grapefruit; or 20 lb. cases Half Oranges/Half Grapefruit. Only $25 Each. We have not raised our prices in years!!! Picked fresh from the Florida groves and shipped directly to Troy for your enjoyment!! All orders are needed by November 21st!! All will arrive in Troy about December 10th. Call Dean today at 518-322-0826. All monies go to children’s causes locally!!!

Lake George’s Festival of Lights Grows in 2021

GLENS FALLS, NY – Events to a T reprises its successful Holiday Festival of Lights, growing significantly this year to take place along Canada Street in Lake George, New York, from November 27 to December 31, 2021. Visitors and locals alike can get in the holiday spirit by enjoying decorated storefronts on Canada Street and a huge light display in Shepard’s Park in Lake George. There is no cost to enjoy the lights. 

The festival also features several standout events which are ticketed: Royal Snow Sisters Holiday Princess Show, Ha-Ha-Holiday Comedy Show, a Holiday Artisan Market, and live family-friendly music. Advance tickets are required. Tickets can be purchased and information can be found at

Live Entertainment: Saturdays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18 – Family-friendly live music, dance performances, entertainment and more, Saturdays in Shepard’s Park from noon to 4 p.m. Free to attend.

Royal Snow Sisters Holiday Princess Show: Saturday, Dec.4 – Watch as your favorite sisters perform familiar songs you love as well as some holiday tunes. There will be time for photos and autographs, crafts, singing and dancing. Showtimes are at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Tickets: $15 per person.

Royal Snow Sisters Holiday Princess Dinner Theater and Meet & Greet: Saturday, Dec. 4 – Enjoy the performance, sing-along, and table-to-table exclusive meet-and-greet. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos and autographs and even a dance party. The ticket price includes an entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage. The show starts promptly at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 per person.

Ha-Ha-Holiday Comedy Show: Friday, Dec. 10 – This event features a hilarious line-up of some crazy talented comedians who are sure to bring the holiday cheer. For ages 18 and up, the comedy show takes place at the Marriott Hotel. Showtimes are at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Cost: $20.

Holiday Artisan Market: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18 & 19 – Shop the holiday market at Fort William Henry Resort Carriage House, with more than 50 artisan vendors offering handmade items and beautiful and unique gifts. Sample delicious food, take a FREE picture with Santa, enjoy free arts and craft activities for kids provided by local nonprofits as well as live entertainment and more. There is a small fee to attend with proceeds benefiting local charitable organizations. A few vendor spaces remain, at $100 for both days. Contact Letizia at to inquire as a vendor.

“The lights are best enjoyed when it’s dark out, after 5 p.m.,” says organizer Letizia Mastrantoni, owner of Events to a T. “Many businesses have pledged to remain open for extended hours this December and especially on weekends. Several area hotels are offering packages for overnight stays at family-friendly pricing. You can enjoy the lights by walking or driving by.”

Lake George’s popular Light up the Village Celebration is on Saturday, November 27, in Shepard’s Park, starting at 3 p.m. with a live sing-along at 5 p.m. by Bobby Dick and Susie Q and lighting the village up at 6 p.m. This event serves as the kick-off for the Lake George Holiday Festival of Lights.

Doors of Hope Adopt-a-Family Christmas Project 2021 

SAND LAKE – Each year Doors of Hope Food Pantry sponsors a project in which people from our community adopt a needy family and provide Christmas gifts for them. D.O.H. provides a list of family members and a wish list for each person. D.O.H. coordinates this effort, but it is the community and local organizations who provide this generosity.  We have been blessed over the years by many warm-hearted generous donors.  It is an excellent project for groups, organizations, and places of employment who would like to sponsor a family together.  Gifts need to be in the store by early December, so it is important to plan now.  Nancy Rockwell, our volunteer coordinator may be reached at the store (5i8-674-4048) for particulars.  Nancy is in the store Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:00-4:00).  If Nancy is not in, leave your number, and she will get back to you.  Doors of Hope is located in  the 43 Mall, W. Sand Lake.

Boy Scout Troop 41 

EAST GREENBUSH – Boy Scout Troop 41 of East Greenbush will be conducting a Food Drive in December.    We will be passing out flyers on December 4th and will be picking up food on December 11th.  This will help local pantries restock their shelves. If for some reason we missed you donation on December 11th by one PM,  you may drop off your donation to the pavilion at the Elks club on Columbia turnpike.



Deck the Halls!

SCHODACK LANDING – Neighbors in Muitzeskill and Schodack Landing, celebrate the holidays and decorate your home to spread holiday cheer. Hang a wreath, light a candle or more for all to see between Nov. 26, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022. Register your street address to be included on a list of decorated homes and to win prizes. The list of street addresses will be publicized.

To register, email your street address to by December 5, 2021. To be eligible to win prizes, your street address needs to be registered. Prizes will be awarded by random drawing from those registered.

This event is hosted by the Four Corners Partnership. The mission of the Partnership is to promote and provide quality activities and services that will contribute to the physical, emotional and social well being of our community. Like us onFacebook @FCPcommunityhouse.

 Capital District Fly Fishers Annual Fly Tying Class 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Capital District Fly Fishers is holding their annual fly tying class starting the 2nd Wednesday of January, ending in late March. Come learn the art tying flies. During the 8 session course that runs over 3 months, you will learn the tools needed, receive 14 kits with materials to tie 5 flies in each kit (for a total of 70 flys).  You will also receive a host of handouts and participate in free raffles of materials.  Space is limited.  

Date: Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9, 23, 30* (*extra date for weather). Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Site: Locust Lane Clubhouse – 5 Locust Lane Clifton Park, NY  12065. Fee: $85.00. Instructors: Members of Capital District Fly Fishers. Face Mask may be required, Hand Sanitizer available. For information about the class contact Paul at (518) 885-8257, Rodney Priddle (518) 421-6762 or 

 To Register: Go to select adult classes or call (518) 371-6651

Athletic Department Seeking Nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022

AVERILL PARK – The Averill Park Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Averill Park Athletic Booster Club, is pleased to announce that the nominating period for the Averill Park Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022 is now open. The Hall of Fame recognizes former athletes, coaches, teams, and contributors who have made significant contributions to the Averill Park athletic program through their service, performance, dedication, commitment, and accomplishment.

The Hall of Fame committee is comprised of administrators (past and present), coaches (past and present), and community members. For information regarding the committee, Hall of Fame guidelines, and nomination forms please see the Hall of Fame link on the Averill Park Athletics page at

Any member of the public can nominate an athlete, coach, team, or contributor for induction assuming the criteria as outlined in the guidelines are met. Nomination forms are available by going to the Hall of Fame link on the Averill Park Athletics page at or by contacting the Athletic Department at (518) 674-7010.

The nomination period will run through November 15th. The 2022 induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Saturday, April 30th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy.

Seeking Tax Assistance Volunteers

CAPITAL DISTRICT – TaxAide, the free income tax assistance program sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the IRS, is seeking volunteers for the coming tax season.   TaxAide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at various sites in the Capital District.  

Volunteers typically participate one day per week, with flexible schedules to accommodate volunteer availability. No experience is required, but computer experience is helpful for tax counseling.  Volunteers who do not wish to prepare returns are also needed to greet taxpayers and confirm appointments. Training is provided for all positions. Volunteers may be reimbursed for a moderate level of necessary travel expenses. 

For more information on how you can join our team in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties contact Communications Coordinator [your name], [your phone number or] at [your email address]. For further information, visit 

Poestenkill Area Food Insecurity

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

Hope 7 Food Pantry

TROY – The Hope 7 Food Pantry located at 520 Pawling Avenue, Troy NY serves the East Side of Troy, Wynantskill and Northgreenbush.

Pantry Hours: Mon-Fri – 9:30am-11:45am; Thursday – 5pm-7pm. Last Saturday of each month 9:30am-11:45am

What to bring: Proof of residence (Troy’s East Side, North Greenbush, or Wynantskill) – (utility bill to your address in your name). ID’s for each person residing in household.

Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop

JOHNSONVILLE – The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge Street, Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open 9-12 every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s summer clothing, as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized library has over 1,000 books for sale.

The Anchor Food Pantry 

SCHODACK – The Anchor Food Pantry  in an attempt to keep the residents of the Town Of Schodack apprised during these Covid 19 times has an update regarding hours  of operation and procedures. The Pantry is open on the following days for servicing clientele and the general public.

Monday Evenings-5pm-7pm, Tuesday and Thursdays -9am-2pm, and the first saturday of each month 10am-1pm. We ask to call ahead at 518-732-4120 for food calls so staff can prepare order for delivery to your vehicle.New clients are asked to provide proof of residency on their initial visit.

Donations are currently being accepted clothing wise for fall /early winter apparel preferably during business hours. As always we thank  the citizens of Schodack for their present, past, and future support of aiding those in need during these seemingly never ending difficult economic times.

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

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

This year the program, starting in September, has been adapted  to be fully online. Find out more at

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

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

This is to support local charities and those in need.

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

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

• They do the rest, that’s it!

• Thank you for your support!

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

WYNANTSKILL/RENSSELAER – Team “Knocking out Alzheimer’s” is partnering with the  Alzheimer’s Association. Return your bottles and cans and help the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Through an arrangement with: Six-Center Redemption 

Two Locations: 461 Main Ave Wynantskill (Corner of Sharpe and Main Ave) & 550 South Street Rensselaer.

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

The Alzheimer’s Association will receive six cents for every container you donate to the cause. Simply drop off your containers and say: “These are for the Alzheimer’s Association.”

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The first survivor of Alzheimer’s is out there, but we won’t get there without you.  Join the fight with your bottles & cans! Check us out on face book  – Knocking out Alzheimer’s

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

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

Search and Rescue Volunteers Needed

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

New York State Commission for the Blind 

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


You May Also Like

Your Community 11.09.23

November 7, 2023

Your Community 11.02.23

November 1, 2023

Your Community 10.26.23

October 24, 2023