Oct 312014
 Posted by on October 31, 2014

Adjunct English instructor Sandra Hutchison’s debut novel The Awful Mess: A Love Story is only 99 cents from all the usual ebook stores through Nov. 4. (That’s Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, Nook, and more. You can find all the links here.)

A contemporary twist on The Scarlet Letter, it offers more sex and a happier ending. It was also one of five general fiction semifinalists for the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. It currently clocks in with a 4.2-star rating at Amazon.com, where it has over 190 reviews.

If you prefer to read books constructed from paper, Market Block Books in Troy stocks it for $14.95, or the Marvin Library or the Upper Hudson Library System will lend it to you for free. (Sandra also has a few bargain seconds available in exchange for a donation to a local food pantry. Contact her at s.hutchison@hvcc.edu if you are interested.)

Her next book, The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire, is available for pre-order on Amazon, and releasing Dec. 9. It is set in the 1970′s in a small Western Massachusetts town where a 32-year-old physics professor and a 16-year-old babysitter must help each other grow up the hard way.

Both books are published by Sheer Hubris Press, a local small publisher that shares a suspicious amount of real estate with the author.

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Oct 302014
 Posted by on October 30, 2014

I am looking to car pool with someone the week of Nov. 3 while my car is in the shop. My address is 4 Summit Ave, Troy, right off of Oakwood Avenue across the street from Frear Park. My work schedule is 8-4:30 or 8:30-5.

If willing, please e-mail me at s.gallagher@hvcc.edu or call 629-8138.

Thank you.

Oct 302014
 Posted by on October 30, 2014

4′  x 40′ stationary aluminum dock made by “Alumidock,” $1,500
Very light and  easy to assemble by two people.
See the company’s web site at www.alumidock.com. Go to “docks,” then select “stationary docks. ”

4′  x 30′ x 11″   (two sections of 4′ x 15′ ) galvanized, floating  truss dock, $1,000
Heavily built with removable cedar decking.

Docks are located in Schroon Lake. Free delivery within an 84 mile radius of Schroon Lake or Troy.

New docks coming in the spring; need to sell ASAP to make room!

Please call Joe Bode at 629-7137 or 281-6114 (cell).




Oct 302014
 Posted by on October 30, 2014

Brand new men’s AEO Vintage Workwear jacket, wooden khaki color w/ plaid flannel lining, size M; new $99.95, asking $80.

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Forever black suede boot w/ side zipper, about a 3″ heel, size 6 1/2; $20.

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New black (fake) UGG slip-on slippers, about a size 7; asking $40.

E-mail b.cootware@hvcc.edu.

Oct 302014
 Posted by on October 30, 2014



3 pair tactical pants, 2 black, 1 camouflage, waist size 35 to 39, inseam 29 1/2 to 32 1/2 ; $7 ea

1 pair camouflage cargo pants, size 34 x 34; $7

1 pair of Muleskin camouflage coveralls, size medium; $30 (picture attached)

1 pair Shift Recon riding pants, size 34; $40 (picture attached)

05′ Honda Trx 450R parts

Stock carburetor

Stock swingarm

Red CV4 radiator hoses


Nerf Bars (fits stock pegs)

Teixeira Tech sprocket guard (stock size)

Left front fender

Weisco 11.5:1 compression piston stock bore

Stock cylinder

Complete rear brake setup with braided line

Airbox with houser lift kit

Stator with cover (have 2)

Please contact Carlene at c.sheehan@hvcc.edu or call 7289.

Oct 292014
 Posted by on October 29, 2014

Tan/off-white with greenish-blue stripes. The couch is by Clayton Marcus, gently used and comes from a smoke-free, clean home.  Recently steam-cleaned. No tears or claw marks. Purchased used, asking $75.

Contact: t.hicks@hvcc.edu




Oct 272014
 Posted by on October 27, 2014

I am selling a Motorola SURFboard Cable Modem (SB-5101u) — this works for TimeWarner and this is what you are paying $6/month for as a “modem fee.” Buy this, install it by moving the co-axial cable and ethernet cables from their modem to yours and then call TW and remove the fee.

This one is in great shape; brand new when I got it. Does not work with Internet phone, which is why I am selling it. : )


Oct 272014
 Posted by on October 27, 2014

Ethan Allen dresser
6′ wide by 6’8″ tall including hutch, on rollers. It could also be used in a dining room.  Smoke-free home; asking $350 or best offer.
Please reply to a.horton@hvcc.edu.


Oct 272014
 Posted by on October 27, 2014

If you or someone you know is selling fire wood, I’m looking for two (2) cords.

Call Sherri at 518-429-4736

Oct 272014
 Posted by on October 27, 2014

Room for rent close to Hudson Valley Community College in Watervliet.

Includes  one bedroom (small closet and window), use of kitchen, living room, and shared bathroom. Pets allowed with small, required fee. (Two dogs already on premises.)

The rent is $600/month and includes internet, home phone, and utilities.  Available Nov. 1, 2014.  Call Blake at (518) 703-0426.

Oct 242014
 Posted by on October 24, 2014

Asian decorator of taffeta material; l=14″, w=5¼”, top opens; $8

Fur-lined and fur-cuffed genuine leather gloves, dark brown, small; $40

ARIS opera long gloves, dark brown, small; $8

Corolla hubcaps, used in good condition, suitable for 2005-2008, 15” with 6 spokes, 3 available; $10

E-mail Marjorie Nieh at prempro02@yahoo.com.

Oct 232014
 Posted by on October 23, 2014

We have fish!

Our orange sword tail momma is a fertile Myrtle and the conditions in the tank are perfect. We started with her and two males, and now have enough little ones that it’s time to let them go to a good tank.

Let me know if you’d like some fish and I can bring them to work. Contact me at m.ortiz@hvcc.edu or 629-7787.

Oct 202014
 Posted by on October 20, 2014

HP 3150 All-in-One Print, Scan, Copy. Includes cables, software, two new HP color and one black (recycled) cartridges, plus the ones still in the printer. Works great!


Contact Sue at s.kutryb@hvcc.edu.

Oct 202014
 Posted by on October 20, 2014

Bat Fairy: size 4-6; 1 piece dress, 1 pair of wings, 1 headband, 1 pr. gloves, 1 pair tights)

Dazzled Blue Crayon: fits up to size 12; includes tank dress & hat

Kandy Korn Witch: size 4-6; includes dress & hat

$10 each

Contact b.cootware@hvcc.edu.

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Oct 142014
 Posted by on October 14, 2014

Every once in a while there are innovations that propel mankind inevitably forward. Thomas Edison’s company in 1882 began electricity transmission to under 100 customers and 400 light bulbs. Today most of the world is electrified and humans get perturbed when they can’t check Facebook at the top of Overlook Mountain. 1908 saw Henry Ford and his model T. In less than 20 years he had produced 15 million cars. Today, in Iceland there are more than 740 cars for every 1,000 people. There are numerous examples of historical figures and their (what I posit are) incremental advancements.

What I am offering here is not merely an invention or a small step forward. Not merely a means to end. This is a device (if one can call it that) that has, and will again, propel our species to another level. I’m talking Australopithecus to Homo Sapiens here. What’s next in the evolutionary scale, I don’t know. But by bringing this device home you will be blessed with the opportunity to find out.

What I do know is that this sounds unbelievable, inconceivable, extraordinary and clearly the ramblings of a deranged mind. I assure you friend, I am completely on the level and I have undeniable evidence.

In the year 1968, a historical document was released in the guise of a science fiction movie. The name, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Through this medium, the world was introduced to the “Monolith.” The movie told of the existence of many of these structures. They had unbelievable power and literally catapulted the human race to a knowledge it had never before possessed. Yes, the movie was a fiction, but I have proof that it is nothing more than historical fiction. The events may be fictionalized, but they are based in truth. For, my friend, I am in the possession of one of these Monoliths.

A few years ago my sons were passing a soccer between the two of them. As inevitably happens when two children with limited soccer skills pass a ball between the two of them, the ball took a wrong turn. It wound up in a wooded area behind our home. When I went to look for the ball in amongst the woods, I brushed up to this immense blackness. No light escaped it and it simply could not be ignored. With the help of my sons, we brought the item into the house (what would you do?).

I had no idea what it was. It just sat there in the family room. It’s magnetism was so undeniable that we just could not rid it of our consciousness. So there it sat, in the living room doing nothing but giving off a low level hum. Well, by chance, it just so happened that  I was in need of somewhere to place some recently acquired audio equipment. I was able to attach 6 shelves to the item (I will not divulge the arduous process this entailed) and voila, I had a rack. An incredible side effect is that the item powered all my equipment without plugging anything in. (Results will vary.)

Well, as it happens in many other families, it has come time to rid our house of some older things to make way for newer. So I am offering this incredible item to whomever wishes to attain a new level of existence, or store some audio or video components. It pains me to no end to bid this item a farewell, but it is time. We are also tired of our children being granted evolutionary advances. Do you have ANY idea how difficult it is to get your kids to bed when all they want to do is fly around the house??

Item: Monolith a.k.a StudioTech U60
Purpose: Advance Mankind or hold up to 300lbs of equipment
Shelves: 6 adjustable
Dimensions: 200 lbs, 24”x24”x61.5”
Color: The deepest light engulfing black you could ever imagine



Oct 132014
 Posted by on October 13, 2014

The Happie Place Boutique at Lyndie’s Gallery is now open!

Featuring local & hand-crafted merchandise: children’s apparel and accessories, all-natural beauty products, home decor and furniture, artist prints, cards, candles, jewelery, scarves, wraps, hats, handmade chocolates, teas, and much more!

Opened Tuesday – Sunday
85 Troy Road, East Greenbush


Oct 132014
 Posted by on October 13, 2014

CASIO WK-3000 Professional Series 76-key digital recording studio style keyboard with stand, lightly used.  $325.

Call 222-5768.

Oct 082014
 Posted by on October 8, 2014

Spiderman costume — jumpsuit w/mask, size 7/8; $8

WWE costume — coat, sleevelets, pants w/ attached boot tops and mask, size 12-14; $10

Star Wars Clone Trooper costume — jumpsuit and mask, size 12-14 (says for age 8 – 10); $10

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