Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rensselaer County 4-H Fashion Revue

June 25, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Kandis Freer 4-H members from Columbia, Greene, Albany and Rensselaer Counties gathered recently in Valatie for the Annual 4-H Fashion Extravaganza.  This day was dedicated to evaluating sewing and textiles fashion projects as well as teaching and assisting members on how to write commentaries and model their outfits.  The day culminated with a [...]

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Skorupski Landing Dedicated

June 19, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson On Friday afternoon, June 12, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on the Hoosic River Greenway opening Skorupski Landing to the public. Family spokesperson Ginny Skorupski said she and her 14 year old son, the third John Skorupski, drove from southern Georgia to take part in the dedication.

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Flag Day Ceremony In Hoosick Falls

June 19, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Bea Peterson The annual Hoosick Falls Flag Day Ceremony was hosted by American Legion Post #40 outdoors at its headquarters on Main Street on Sunday, June 14… Flag Day. Mistress of Ceremonies was Elks member Terri Burdick who described the evolution of the American flag from its beginnings up to today. The various flags [...]

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Something for Everyone – Three Events By The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance

June 18, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Three events are scheduled for the near future that should be of interest to many living on or around the Rennselaer Plateau. Trail Vision Meeting Tuesday June 23:   The 118,000 acre (or roughly 184 square mile) Rennselaer Plateau is the fifth largest contiguous forested region in New York State and is an ideal area [...]

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Veterans Hall

June 18, 2015 Leave a Comment 

Open House At the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds Saturday, June 27, 10 am to 4 pm Veterans Hall is a Salute to Veterans Past and Present.  Many fairgoers have visited Veterans Hall or have come to an Open House to pay tribute to our veterans and say thank you. Everyone knows and loves a veteran and many [...]

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Hoosick Grange News

June 18, 2015 Leave a Comment 

by Corinne Philpott It was Dairy Princess Night at Hoosick Grange on June 10. David Schmidt was in charge of the program, and he introduced the Rensselaer County Dairy Princess, Isabella Wiley. She told us she will be a Junior in high school in the fall. She helps out on the farm by milking 30 [...]

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Join Us For The Berlin July 4th Parade

June 11, 2015 Leave a Comment 

The Berlin July 4th Parade Committee invites you to tell your Tall Tales with a float in the 2015 parade which kicks off at 11 am on Saturday, July 4th. Tell everyone your tallest tale and maybe even win a cash prize for doing so. There is no entry fee. The Grand Prize float is [...]

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Petersburgh Porcupine

May 28, 2015 Leave a Comment 

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Youth 2 Youth Berlin Visits the County Legislature

May 28, 2015 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Biffy Cahill On Wednesday, May 6, Youth 2 Youth Berlin did a presentation to the Rensselaer County Legislature and Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino, during the legislative open forum. They thanked the legislature for sponsoring a youth’s attendance at the Youth 2 Youth Eastern States Conference in 2014, and delivered a presentation on [...]

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Malnourished Horses Taken From Owners In Berlin

May 14, 2015 1 Comment 

submitted by Yvonne Keefe, RCSO On May 1, the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding the welfare of two horses located at 23 South Main St. in the Town of Berlin. Deputies trained in animal cruelty responded to the location and observed a female Bay horse and female Chestnut horse.

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