August 31, 2014

2014 Village Wide garage Sale Castleton

The 2014 Village Wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 20. The 2014 Garage Sale Form which enables your sale to be placed on the map that will be distributed on the day of the sale can be printed out and returned according to the information on the form.

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August 30, 2014

The king is due back in court in November

Photo: File / WNYT

King Benjamin Ikenchuku of Nigeria was issued a traffic ticket in Ballston.
Photo: File / WNYT BALLSTON - It's not every day that local police pull over a king.

That's exactly what happened in Ballston.

The Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office confirms that Benjamin Ikenchuku was ticketed last month after a minor car accident.

Ikenchuku is a king from southern Nigeria. NewsChannel 13 first introduced you to him last October when he was visiting Albany.
The district attorney’s office says King Ben was ticketed for improper passing.    
No one was hurt in the crash.

August 29, 2014

Tony Stewart Breaks Silence About Tragic Sprint Car Accident That Has ‘Shaken Him to His Core’

This afternoon, a very emotional Tony Stewart gave his first press conference since he was involved in a tragic car incident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. on August 9th. Stewart spoke at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he will compete in Sunday’s Oral-B USA 500 race, his first race in two weeks.
I’ve taken the last couple weeks off out of respect for Kevin and his family and also to cope with the accident in my own way,” he said. Read more...

August 20, 2014

Farmers Market

June through October
North Greenbush Farmers Market

The North Greenbush Farmer's Market is open!  The Market is every Thursday from 2:30PM to 6:00PM and will run until Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Please call the Town Clerk's office with any questions 283-4306.

August 19, 2014

Argentina car crash kills 3 of Pope Francis' relatives

pope-solo.jpgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local officials said.   

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."
Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.
Pardo — a handsome man with a strong chin and confident smile that were overshadowed by his majestic delivery — graced newscasts, game shows and TV programs for more than 60 years. During the original version of "Jeopardy!," his answers to the question, "Tell 'em what they've won, Don Pardo," became a memorable part of the program.


Contact: Edward Parham, Director of Public Relations
Rueckert Advertising & Public Relations, Inc.
(518) 446-1091 
ALBANY, NY (August 18, 2014) — Eastwyck Village in North Greenbush (1720 Best Road) will host a “Love It or Leave It: Downsizing & Moving for Seniors” seminar on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m.

The seminar is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please call 518-874-1638 to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served.

August 16, 2014

Clove Run today!

The Castleton Road Racing Commission in  conjunction with the  Castleton-SchodackKiwanis Club have scheduled the Clove Run races to be held in the beautiful Village of Castleton on August 16th.

August 12, 2014

Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in 'The Big Sleep' from 1946.: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in 'The Big Sleep' from 1946.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in 'The Big Sleep' from 1946.

August 11, 2014

Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Williams, hailed as a comic genius, was a star of movies and television for more than three decades.  the Oscar winner was a part of people's lives, young and old.
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–1982), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career included such acclaimed films as Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin.
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting (1997). He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.[3][4]

August 8, 2014

Warrior ‘Boot Camp’

Contact:        Mary Ellen Whitney                         
Tel:               (518) 598-1279                                     E-mail:
For Immediate Release                                   Photo and press opportunity   August 15-17                                            
Warrior ‘Boot Camp’ ~ Veterans Mentor Disabled Youth ‘military style
(Chatham NY)  A dozen local youth with a variety of special needs and disabilities are expressly invited to spend a weekend in barracks-style canvas tents, sleep on cots and don military style uniforms, taking orders from veterans at the campsite named ‘Yellow Ribbon’ pavilion. If there is something that Soldiers and Marines are good at, it is leading from the front and working as a team to serve.