September 11, 2019

Informational Meeting


Impossible meat

By Cara Rosenbloom
September 9
With many American consumers interested in reducing their consumption of animal products without becoming vegetarian or vegan, the food industry has come up with a new craze: plant-based. Look around your grocery store, and you’ll see a growing number of dairy, egg and meat substitutes bearing this label.
But the industry has taken liberties with the definition of “plant-based.” Rather than focusing on whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes and nuts, which is what health professionals mean when they recommend “plant-based eating,” food manufacturers are developing ­ultra-processed burgers out of pea or soy protein, methylcellulose and maltodextrin, and liquid “eggs” out of mung bean protein isolate and gellan gum. Then they crown this ultra-processed food with an undeserved health halo. 
Plant-based foods are purposely formulated to mimic animal-based foods, so plant-based milk is enriched with calcium and vitamin D to mimic cow’s milk, while veggie burgers are rich in protein and made with iron and zinc to imitate beef. But they aren’t always made to reduce the presence of less-healthy nutrients. Sometimes, the processed plant-based food will have more sodium than the processed animal-based food, and sometimes the animal food will be higher in calories or saturated fat. And vice versa So, it’s sort of a tie. Consider this: A Burger King Whopper has 660 calories and 980 mg sodium, while the virtuous vegan version has 630 calories and 1080 mg sodium. Not much of a difference, right? You’d be better off making a burger at home, where it can be prepared to yield fewer calories and less sodium — whether it’s vegan or not. 

The Washington Post



September 8, 2019


Castleton-on-Hudson is a sleepy little village just south of Albany, with a reputation for having enjoyed its heyday long ago. But a small group of volunteers envisions vibrant businesses and streetscapes that draw people to stroll, shop, eat and have fun, with the majestic Hudson River as a backdrop. They held the Third Annual Main Street Day on Saturday with the theme, “The Arts on Main,” designed to help highlight Main Street’s potential.

Living Resources


September 2, 2019

Friends of CPL Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser


Saturday, September 7, 2019
 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Location: Applebee’s Restaurant, 594 N. Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Enjoy breakfast and help benefit the library! 

$8:00 cost; 3 pancakes, 2 slices of bacon, and a beverage. 


August 20, 2019

Meet me on Main

Main Street Day, Castleton-on-Hudson
Saturday, September 7, 2:00 – 5:00

The Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association is excited to present “Arts on Main,” our theme for the third annual Main Street Day! Join us for a celebration of The Arts, including dance performance, live music, theater performance and fine arts for display and sale. Family fun activities such as painting and lawn games will be enjoyed by all. Food specials from Main Street restaurants – the Village Inn and Cherrybrook CafĂ© – will tempt the palate. Try your luck for exciting raffle prizes! Come out and show your community spirit as we help Main Street become the destination it’s destined to be! For more information, visit or Facebook/COHMSA or email


August 16, 2019

Give A Little, Save A Life

The American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood shortage. All blood types are needed to help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients this summer. 

Currently, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. 

Patients are at risk for delayed surgeries or treatment. 
Please help by donating blood. As a thank you, all presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon e-card. Schedule your appointment today! Bring a friend, walk-ins are welcome!