October 25, 2016

SAVE MONEY, SAVE ENERGY, SAVE the PLANET

At the Fair, there will now be about 40 exhibitors providing a one-stop shopping opportunity for answering all one's energy-related questions, and thereby outlining how one can reduce one's carbon footprint. There will also be children's activities and food. In addition to exhibitors, there will be a series of 15-minute presentations on different topics. Admission and parking are free.For more details, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/173314276434454/ or: http://www.stopnypipeline.org/   

Screwing our Soliers

Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war

Nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom served multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay large enlistment bonuses — and slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse — after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California Guard at the height of the wars last decade.
I feel totally betrayed,” said Susan Haley, former Army master sergeant 47, who served 26 years in the Army along with her husband and oldest son, a medic who lost a leg in combat in Afghanistan.
Investigations have determined that lack of oversight allowed for widespread fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets.
“People like me just got screwed.”
In Iraq, Van Meter was thrown from an armored vehicle turret — and later awarded a Purple Heart for his combat injuries — after the vehicle detonated a buried roadside bomb.
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October 21, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste Day

ONLY TOWN OF SCHODACK RESIDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS FREE EVENT 
YOU MUST CALL TO REGISTER! 477-7918

See the flyer HERE

Kids’ Cemetery Tour

Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:00 a.m. Mountain View Cemetery, Scott Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033 Join us at the Mountain View Cemetery in Castleton for a family-friendly Halloween tour! We can’t say that we'll see any ghosts, but you will get to go in the vault, find a grave marker that's not made of stone, see the older sections of the cemetery where the founders of Castleton are buried, do a grave stone rubbing, and more! The tour lasts approximately one hour. We will meet at the flag pole.

October 17, 2016

Just for fun

THE LEGEND OF “STINGY JACK”
People have been making jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.”

According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. 
Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. 
Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 am – 2pm. This initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Please visit this link to find a location near you-  

October 16, 2016

Renewable Energy Fair

At the Renewable Energy Fair at Maple Hill High School in Castleton, NY on  October 29, there will be: twelve electric vehicles, a wind turbine, a solar boat, cell phone chargers powered by the sun, solar heat pumps, ways to pay electric bills via renewable energy, a workshop about investing in green energy funds, information on conservation and sustainability. 



Renewable Energy Fair at Castleton Maple Hill High School

Name: Renewable Energy Fair at Castleton Maple Hill High School
Date: October 29, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Website: http://solarsal.solar


Event Description:

FIND OUT ABOUT:
Solar, Wind, & Geothermal Energy 
Alternatives Community Solar Opportunities
Meet Residential & Commercial Solar Company Representatives •
• Test Drive Electric Vehicle
•Get All Your Questions Answered
• Information Booths • Demonstrations • Children’s Activities • and More!
Free Admission & Parking

October 10, 2016

October 14

*Schodack Island Haunted Hayrides*