May 29, 2016

Exciting Things Are Happening on Main Street!

Volunteers & Participants Needed

The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market will be held the first and third Friday of the month from 4 PM to 7 PM, starting June 3 and ending in September. The market will be located on the NW corner of Scott Ave. & North Main Street. Space for vendors is still availabe. Contact committee chair Rachael Kerner at or visit the COHFAM Facebook page for details


May 23, 2016

Dude, you're not really here

In the past, heavy headsets, chunky graphics and sluggish latency have hindered the suspension of disbelief in virtual reality. But now, in Oculus' dozens of "experiences," as the company dubs them, you can live out your guitar-god dreams in Rock Band VR, float weightless in deep outer space in Adrift or hack through Tron-like computer nodes in Darknet. In each of these, you're not just playing, you're transported.
Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, preparing for a demonstration of the virtual reality headset his company is developing. Patrick T. Fallon/The NY Times/Redux
The experience, which teleports me to a jagged cliff in a virtual world spanning 50 square miles, is so realistic that I can barely look down – when I do, my knees buckle and my palms sweat. Finally, my brain has to interrupt: Dude, you're not really here.

May 22, 2016


Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Make some spare money! It’s time to clean out the garage, closets, attic and basements, and participate in East Greenbush’s Town Wide Garage Sale, to be held Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

May 21, 2016


Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic on this day in 1932.

May 20, 2016


Empire Blue Cross Employees partner with STRIDE Adaptive Sports for “Camp Clean-Up Day” in Chatham

STRIDE Adaptive Sports operates an 85 acre camp called SCORE 
(Rensselaer, NY)

(Stride Center for Outdoor Recreation & Education) formerly Girl Scout Camp Sha-Te-Muc located in Chatham, NY.

The camp, which had been vacant for many years, is host to many outdoor education programs for local Wounded Warriors and special needs children, to fully utilize the camping skills. STRIDE operates dozens of themed outdoor education programs and tent-camping during the summer, and pairs volunteers with STRIDE athletes with disabilities for a mentoring and rehabilitative experiences. The facility is also a retreat site used by Warriors and their families in addition to serving the hundreds of kids who participate in programs STRIDE offers tent-camping, hiking, archery, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and a lodge which offers a large space for trainings, seminars and retreats.