by Bea Peterson
A small crowd gathered at the Bed Race finish line at the corner of Main and Elm Streets to cheer on the four teams pushing their wheeled contraptions down Main Street. The weather on Saturday, March 1, was downright chilly, but sunny. The Bed Race was just one of the many events that day that were part of the HAYC3 sponsored Hoosipalooza III.
by Sherry Bowman-Kluck
On Saturday, March 1, the Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Community Center was transformed into a 1920s Speakeasy. Approximately 125 people of all ages had the opportunity to enjoy travelling back in time to the Roaring Twenties – an era of flappers, the prohibition and the birth of jazz. The event was held to celebrate Mardi Gras and raise funds for the Petersburgh Youth Program.
by David Flint
An informational meeting was held at the Stephentown Fire Hall on Thursday, February 27, regarding the possibility of developing a multi-use recreational trail through New Lebanon and Stephentown, potentially going all the way to Bennington. Because the trail as proposed would roughly follow the route of the Corkscrew Division of the old Rutland Railroad, it has been tentatively dubbed the Corkscrew Rail Trail. (more…)
by Bea Peterson
Congenial author and retired Colonel Edward Fleming never had a desire to fly helicopters or to write a book. Life doesn’t always work that way he explained as he talked about his military career at the Cheney Library on Thursday, February 20. Unfortunately bad weather kept some people from attending. However, those who did attend were enthralled by his easy going manner, his role in history and his many daring rescues.
In his 30 year career in the Air Force and Air National Guard he took part in the rescue of 293 people in various places around the world. (more…)
submitted by Judy Frost
Hoosick Falls High School art students have spent the past several weeks creating ceramic bowls, a focal point of the community’s first Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, March 14, from 6 to 8 pm at the Hoosick Armory, Youth Center and Community Coalition (HAYC3).
by Megan Myers
On Wednesday February 26, a crowd of customers came pouring into the Grafton Post Office’s lobby to celebrate Ann McGrath’s retirement after 30 years of her dedicated service at this post office. (more…)
submitted by Kevin O’Malley
The Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Committee is proud to announce that Phil Leonard of Hoosick Falls has been named “Irishman for a Day” for the 2014 parade on March 15.
Leonard has been nominated many times throughout the years for grand marshal, but he is not of Irish Descent. So, in the second time in the parade’s history, Leonard with be an “Irishman for a Day.”
It’s an honor to have Mr. Leonard as “Irishman for a Day” as he has had a lasting impact on our school and community.
submitted by Rik McClave
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) implemented a new open burning regulation that took effect in October 2009. As part of that regulation no open burning is permitted between March 15 and May 15 each year. The regulation also specifies what can and cannot be burned. (more…)
by Kieron Kramer, managing editor
Some of you may have noticed, and some may have not noticed, that the Eastwick Press was distributed a day late last week. Some of you waited at retail outlets on Thursday as usual, but this time no paper. Many subscribers received the paper on Saturday or Monday rather than on Friday.
“Why?” you might ask. (more…)
submitted by Coach Bob Lang
The Hoosick Falls bowling team placed third out of twenty eight at the Section II, Class C, Bowling Tournament at Boulevard Lanes in Schenectady on Tuesday, February 11, with a six game total for five bowlers of 5,358 pins. Mechanicville finished first with a total of 5,468 followed by Middleburgh with a total of 5,456. Other schools from the Adirondack Bowling League who bowled well were Fort Edward, fourth with 5,233 pins, Hoosic Valley, fifth with 5,105 and Stillwater, tenth with 4,748.
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