October 22, 2015


Contact:        Mary Ellen Whitney                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel:               (518) 598-1279                                  E-mail:         mwhitney@stride.org 

Rensselaer, NY – October 21, 2015 –  STRIDE Adaptive Sports will host the 30 Years of STRIDE Gala Celebration on Saturday, November 14th, at 6pm in the new Renaissance Albany Hotel.  The event will be the hallmark event of STRIDE’s 30th anniversary year and will raise funds to support the nonprofit’s therapeutic sports programs for individuals with disabilities.

30 Years of STRIDE will be the first large gala to be held in the newly opened Renaissance Albany Hotel on State Street in downtown Albany.  The Renaissance Albany is located in the same building as the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel and opened on October 15th after a $48 million renovation led by Columbia Development.  Seated at the base of Albany’s Capitol Steps, the hotel is home to Wellington’s Restaurant and will be attached to the future Albany Capital Center.

October 20, 2015

What's for dinner


CHICKEN FRANCAISE Also known as “Francese” egg dipped chicken breast in tangy buttery sauce.

Yes please.

October 19, 2015

HS Senior Creating List to Help CES Students with Food Allergies

For her National Honor Society project, senior Helena Mueller is supporting the Food Allergy Research & Education’s Teal Pumpkin Project, which raises awareness for kids with food allergies at Halloween. The project encourages households to make non-food treats available for trick-or-treaters who need to avoid candy due to food allergies or other reasons. Helena is putting together a list of homes that will have alternatives available so she can provide the list to CES students who have food allergies so they can participate in trick-or-treating.

If you are interested in participating or have questions, please email Helena at muellerh@schodack.k12.ny.us.

October 18, 2015

For Immediate Release

Kevin’s Beginner Guitar Studio
1528 Columbia Turnpike
Castleton, NY 12033

 October 12,2015                                                                     Contact:  Kevin Haran, 518/527-7489
For Immediate Release                                                                                kharan518@gmail.com
Party to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Castleton, NY -- A fun, family-friendly event to benefit the Northeastern NY chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held on Sunday, November 1 from 4-8 PM at the Comfort Inn at 99 Miller Road, Castleton. Cole’s Rock & Funk Pizza Party is named for Cole Halvax, a Maple Hill High School student who lives with the daily challenges posed by cystic fibrosis (CF).

October 9, 2015

Potty Mouths

 (Skip Dickstein/Times Union)
East Greenbush has been hit with DEC fines over the sewer plant seven times during the last 15 years

According to the Sept. 24 agreement with the Department of Environmental Conservation, the sewer plant exceeded state pollution standards 16 times between January and June, sometimes at very high levels.

For example, levels of dangerous fecal bacteria in the river were up to 224 times state standards during May and June when fishermen were crowding the river in the spring for the annual striper run. Exposure to such bacteria can cause gastrointestinal and breathing problems.


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October 8, 2015

Haunted Hayride!

Schodack Island State Park will be hosting Haunted Hayrides on Friday, October 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The 5 p.m. hayride will be considered “not too scary” for younger children. After dark, the hayrides will be appropriate for teens and adults.
Castleton Stomper will be playing live music and food will be available from the Schodack Landing Fire Company.


October 2, 2015

Castleton Public Library's Halloween Costume Swap

Saturday, October 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m

Need a Halloween costume or have one to donate? We’re offering a costume swap! Bring in your clean, gently used Halloween costumes, masks, wigs, or accessories for children, teens, adults, or pets any time through October 3. Browse the swap selection and pick out costumes to take home. Save your money by swapping instead of buying! We'll also enjoy some Halloween music and treats to gear up for the holiday.

October 1, 2015

10 Killed in Shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College

Column: Shooting coverage is routine, and that's the story
USA TODAY NETWORKBill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic9:53 p.m. EDT October 1, 2015
That sounds cold, heartless. But can you name the shooter in any of the more-recent tragedies? Or even where they took place? We aren’t numb to it, exactly. We’re numb to tragedies in the Middle East or Africa. 
In the United States, at least, we still bother to become outraged enough to tweet a thought or two before going back to whatever else is trending.
That’s become literally true; according to the Washington Post, the tragedy today in Roseburg, Ore., brings the total of mass shootings, in which four or more people are killed or injured, to 294.

Thursday was the 274th day of the year.