An Historic Church Tour of Sand Lake churches will take place on September 7 from 1 to 5 pm, presented by the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, the Sand Lake Historical Society and the Zion United Church of Christ. Visit the many historic churches in the Sand Lake area. Start at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts – a renovated church building originally constructed in 1835 – where you will pick up tickets and a map and then visit some or all of the many churches in our community. The cost is $10 per person. The Sand Lake Center for the Arts is located at 2880 NY 43, one half mile east of the blinking light in Averill Park. Call 518-674-2007 or visit www.slca-ctp.org for more information.
Archives for August 2008
In April young conservationists Colin King, Noah Abbott, and Michael Matatt helped stock fish in the Walloomsac River. The New York trout fishing season is winding down now and hopefully most fishermen had a good season due to the kids’ hard work.
For the past 50 years members of the Pioneer Fish and Game Club, along with their families and friends, have assisted DEC personnel in stocking local streams. That spring day over 5,000 brown trout were released into the River.
The Pioneer Fish and Game Club would like to thank all the landowners along the Walloomsac who generously allow fishermen to pursue their sport. The endeavors this year were overseen by the area’s new DEC officer Lt. James H. Hayes Jr.
The North Hoosick Fire Department along with several members of the community held a benefit chicken barbecue, ran several raffles and had a music concert for the Michael and Jackie Hoag family. Their 17 month old son has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. On Monday, August 11, members of the benefit committee presented the Hoag family with the proceeds from the benefit which totaled $13,490. It was an outstanding out-pouring from the community we live in. On August 16 the family met in Boston with physicians and are getting the medical attention they need for Luke.
The public is invited to take part in making history in Hoosick and attend the ribbon cutting ceremony of the largest corn maze on the east coast on Saturday, September 6, at 11 am at The Corn Maze at Kettle Farms on the Troy-Bennington Road in Hoosick, NY.
Capturing Hoosick’s bond with farming and history, the 20-acre corn maze was designed to replicate the train on the old Corkscrew Railroad which ran through this very parcel in the early 1900s. There are four sections to the maze with varying degrees of difficulty. The engine consists of 2.3 miles of trails; the cab, 3.2 miles of trails. The coal car consists of .5 miles of trails and the caboose, 1.8 miles of trails. There is a total of 7.8 miles of trails for those daring enough to venture through the entire maze.
Other venues at The Corn Maze at Kettle Farms include pick your own pumpkins, hay bale maze, corn cannon, pumpkin slingshots and trike track.
On hand for the ribbon cutting event will be Assemblyman Roy McDonald, County Legislators Stan Brownell and Lester Goodermote, Town Supervisor Marilyn Douglas and Board Members Bob Ryan, Mark Cottrell, Kevin O’Malley and Mark Surdam. Other officials are also expected.
Town of Hoosick Supervisor Marilyn Douglas said, “The Corn Maze captures the spirit of the agri-tourism industry and provides a wholesome family experience on this 82-acre farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Hoosick.”
For further information and scheduling, call Tammy’s Candy Kettle and Kettle Farms at 518-686-0992 or the Town of Hoosick Town Clerk Susan Stradinger at 518-686-4571.
In early August the Hoosac School athletic fields became a campground for the Hoosick Falls Girl Scout day camp. Fifty area girls attended the camp. The theme this year was TV game shows. Girls made games, played TV game show games, hiked, made crafts, enjoyed the outdoors between storms, had a cookout, did a clean up project for part of Tibbits Forrest and concluded their experience by having an American Idol show with scouts being the performers and scout leaders being the judges. Everyone had a great time. Special thanks to the Hoosac School who hosted this event. This camp is usually held at HF Central School but because of construction at HFCS it had to be relocated. Thanks to all the volunteer leaders, helpers and first-aiders volunteering their time and talents so the program was affordable for the girls. This camp operates yearly under Rensselaer County guidelines and permits for all HF girls grades 1 through 6 to attend.
Tara Anne Lamb and Edward William Cottrell were united in marriage on Saturday, August 16, 2008, in a private ceremony along the Battenkill River on the grounds of the Georgi Museum and Park in Shushan, NY. Afterwards the couple, along with their families, enjoyed a private reception at the Eagle Bridge Inn.
Tara is a the daughter of Terry and Christina Lamb of Buskirk, NY. She is a graduate of Hoosic Valley Central School and Hudson Valley Community College. Tara is currently employed at Stewart’s Shop in North Hoosick and Edmaral Farms in Johnsonville, NY.
Edward is the son of Edward P. Cottrell of Pennsylvania and Betty Smith of Petersburgh, NY. Ed graduated from Hoosick Falls Central School and attended Hudson Valley Community College. He is currently employed at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, VT.
The Hoosick Falls Kiwanis is having a Gas Raffle. For a $5 donation you get the chance to win either $350 (First Prize) or $150 (Second Prize) in free gas from Stewart’s. Or use your certificates for food. This fund-raiser is going to assist the Kiwanis Club of Hoosick Falls in sponsoring a Holiday Party for local children. The Kiwanis Club believes that with the tough economy the children feel it first. For your chance to win, contact any Kiwanis Member or call Roberta Breese at 686-7217.
The Friday National Bowling League at the Barbecue Recreation in Hoosick Falls has an opening for a five man team. The league will commence on Friday the 5th of September and run for 33 weeks.
Interested bowlers should contact Leo Surdam at 518-686-4219 as soon as possible. The vacancy will be filled on a first come first served basis.
The Wednesday International League at the Barbecue Recreation in Hoosick Falls is looking for one team to fill it’s fall/winter league. Start date will probably be Sept. 3. This is a handicap league with a 5-man player strength and you may have four substitutes. If interested, please call Stan Brownell at 518-686-4881 or Jack Fitzsimmons at 518-686-5751.