Sep 032015
 Posted by on September 3, 2015

Sandra Hutchison, English adjunct instructor and an indie novelist who has also worked as an acquisitions editor for Prentice Hall, will be presenting two informative sessions on publishing this fall.

Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Sand Lake Town Library in Averill Park, she’ll outline “Three Pathways to Publishing,” covering the basics of traditional publishing, self-publishing, and vanity publishing. Learn what is involved in each, how to match your personal goals with an appropriate path forward, and how to avoid falling prey to scams.

(Note that this session will be helpful for those hoping to publish literary or commercial fiction or nonfiction, not academic writing.)

Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Troy Public Library, she’ll present a session called “Self-Publishing 101,” which will go into more detail about how to pursue that option for maximum success. She’ll cover the myths and realities, some major choices you’ll have to make, some common pitfalls to avoid, basic promotional techniques, and (as before) how to avoid common scams.

Participants at each session will leave with a list of useful resources, and will also have the opportunity to download their choice of a free eBook.

For the Sand Lake session, sign up on Facebook or call the library at 674-5050 to reserve a spot. The Sand Lake Town Library is located above the town hall at 8428 Miller Hill Road in Averill Park.

For Troy, sign up online or call the library at 274-7071. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street in downtown Troy.

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Sandra Hutchison

Hutchison is the author of “The Awful Mess: A Love Story” and “The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire.” Both are also available in paper at Market Block Books in Troy and through the Upper Hudson Library System.

Sep 022015
 Posted by on September 2, 2015

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Beautiful dining room set with six chairs and one leaf in excellent condition. If interested, please call Jennifer at 275-1388. Thank you.

Sep 022015
 Posted by on September 2, 2015

Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
First Reformed Church
413 Main Avenue, Wynantskill

Tables: $25 per crafter
Please make check payable to First Reformed Church of Wynantskill.

Points of contact: Kathy Clements, Sue Cerreta, Carol Winkley; e-mail:


Aug 312015
 Posted by on August 31, 2015

I signed up for the Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon way back in March, but have decided to run the Palio instead.

If you are looking for an entry to the now sold-out Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon on Sunday, October 11, 2015, let me know. I am allowed to transfer the bib to another runner. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Colonie Town Park in Cohoes and ends at Riverfront Park in Albany’s Corning Preserve.

I am asking $50 for the bib, plus there is a $15 transfer fee ($65 total).  If you are interested contact me at

Aug 312015
 Posted by on August 31, 2015

Black Sparkle high-top Guess sneakers, size 9 M, like new; $40.

Brand-new Jessica Simpson Rockin Curvy boot, size 28; $20.

Gray Pastry high-top sneakers, size 8, like new; $30.


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Aug 282015
 Posted by on August 28, 2015

Father (Widower) in need of afternoon helper.
Monday – Friday, 2 – 5 p.m. in Latham Area Home

  • Need to supervise 9, 13 and  15 year old.
  • Help with homework if necessary.
  • Light housekeeping while waiting for school buses to arrive.

If interested, please contact Vincenza Zucaro at (518) 892-6609 or e-mail at

Aug 252015
 Posted by on August 25, 2015

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Akai Keyboard Controller with 73 full-sized velocity-sensitive keys — old-school MIDI connections for pedal, sound module, etc. Three programmable sliders (there were four, but one broke off), programmable wheel, keyboard can be split into four zones — lots of options and possibilities!


Note: For those who may not be familiar with keyboard controllers vs. keyboards, a keyboard controller DOES NOT make sound on its own. You must have or obtain a sound module which the controller will then control, as well as an amplifier and speakers.

Asking $65 or best offer.
Contact Linda Lim at

Aug 212015
 Posted by on August 21, 2015

I have two very lovely AKC Cocker Spaniel puppies for sale.  M/F Black, Buff. These puppies are “merry,” intelligent, and gentle pups that will thrive as part of a family. Excellent bloodlines. Parents on premises.

These two are sweet as can be and already well on their way with simple commands (sit, come, stay) and early housebreaking. They were born Easter Sunday and have their first shots and vet check.

Email: or call Lisa: 518-209-6888

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Aug 212015
 Posted by on August 21, 2015




Beautiful wood dresser  with large mirror and two matching nightstands:

Dresser is 65″ wide X 34.5″ high X 19″ deep
Mirror is 47″ wide X 36″ high X 4″ deep
Nightstands are 25.5″ wide X 25″ high X16.5″ deep

Asking $225 or best offer.
Contact Linda Lim at

Aug 202015
 Posted by on August 20, 2015

The e-book version of part-time English instructor Sandra Hutchison’s debut novel, “The Awful Mess: A Love Story,” is sale priced at only 99 cents through Aug. 25 at Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo.

A sunnier, sexier contemporary take on “The Scarlet Letter,” the novel currently has over 100 five-star reviews at Amazon, and was selected as a highlighted title by Library Journal for its SELF-e program, which aims to curate the best indie e-books and supply them free to public libraries.

Of course, if you REALLY want to save money, you can borrow it from the Marvin Library or Upper Hudson Library System. Hutchison also is the author of “The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire.”

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Aug 192015
 Posted by on August 19, 2015

Enjoy year-long savings at many area restaurants and attractions with a $15 investment that will help my grandson’s football team, the Columbia High School Blue Devils.

Included are:

  • Alexis Diner
  • Applebee’s
  • Bombers Burrito Bar
  • Denny’s
  • FunPlex Funpark
  • Lakeview on Crystal Lake
  • Olympia Sports
  • plus 15 others!

I have these savings passes available today; cash or check made out to “Friends of Blue Gridiron.” Give me a call at 629-4580, send a text (522-2344) or an e-mail (

Thanks for helping support my grandson, David Wingate, and his football team!

Sharyn Bouck
Admissions, GUN 223






Aug 172015
 Posted by on August 17, 2015

Bought these Dallas Cowboys stadium seats on-line around 2008. Love them, just no more room for them!

Need a good home, office or game-room!

These seats are currently in storage out of town.
Buyer must pick-up. $1,000 or best offer

Contact me with questions:

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Aug 132015
 Posted by on August 13, 2015

I have a pair of brand new (tags-still-on) Tuff Rider black cotton/spandex riding pants, size 12; asking $10 for someone who can use them.


Aug 102015
 Posted by on August 10, 2015

12′ Blue Fin Aluminum Rowboat — very sturdy with 4.5 hp Mercury outboard motor that runs great; $650.

Call Eleanor at 279-9901 or 222-5768.

Aug 062015
 Posted by on August 6, 2015

Privacy and less than 20 minute commute
to Hudson Valley Community College

New price: $264,500

Rare two (2) homes on one property or one family with in-law on a secluded 3.64 acres w/ million dollar views and in-ground pool in the award-winning Averill Park School District!

Both homes have 1st floor bedroom and bath w/ 1st floor laundry; also newer septic and roof, hardwoods under carpet of larger unit. Larger unit includes 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, large LR w/ wood fireplace, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room; second unit offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, dining room, living room w/ fireplace, two 2nd floor unfinished bonus rooms; garage and shed.

See more at:

Jul 282015
 Posted by on July 28, 2015

Seeking a gently-used turntable for home stereo system.

Ideally, I’m looking for a turntable that is an individual component, meaning a stand-alone item that you plug into a stereo receiver, etc. However, if you have an all-in-one system that works well that includes a turntable, I might be open to that.

If you have one collecting dust in your attic or basement, I’m your guy!

Contact John at

Jul 242015
 Posted by on July 24, 2015

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35 Commerce Ave, Albany NY 12206 (right off Everett Rd)
Contact Jen @ (518) 487-1571
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack included! Daily activities, creative curriculum, and enrichment programs.
Come and be a part of our growing family!!

Jul 202015
 Posted by on July 20, 2015

I’ve got a 13″ Magnavox Standard Definition TV for sale for $20. It has very good picture quality despite it being standard definition. The TV has a stereo speaker built into the sides, A/V jacks in the front and comes with remote control.

Also, I have a General Electric 5000 BTU window air conditioner. It’s roughly 5 years old, but still works very well. It simply doesn’t fit the window ledges I have now. The A/C unit is programmable and the display shows the current indoor temperature. I am asking $30 for the unit and it will need to be picked up from my apartment on Madison Avenue in Albany. (It would be difficult for me to carry this on the bus!)

If you are interested in either of these items or have any questions, please e-mail me at

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Jul 202015
 Posted by on July 20, 2015

I have an exercise bike that is taking up space in my apartment and doubling as a coat-rack. It’s hardly been used because my legs are ever so slightly too short for the bike (I’m 5’0″).

It is a Gold’s Gym stationary bicycle with an electronic display that runs on D batteries. The console (seen below) has several workouts pre-programmed into it, a built in fan, heart rate sensor panels, and an MP-3 jack to play your tunes while you pedal. The seat is adjustable (just not enough for my short legs) and the frame has a water bottle holder attached to it. The bike has wheels in the back so if you simply tilt the front of the bike in the air it can be easily moved from one room to another.

If you are over 5’0″ and would like this lovely exercise bike, I’m asking $50 for it (originally $140). It would need to be picked up from my apartment on Madison Avenue in Albany. (I can’t take it on the bus to work with me!)

If you are interested or have any questions, please send me an e-mail at

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Jul 202015
 Posted by on July 20, 2015

There will be no more searching for the spice you need with this beautiful, handmade and spacious spice cabinet! It has four (4) adjustable shelves and plenty of room for all your different spices and seasonings!

height = 3′ (top center to bottom center)
width = 16 1/2″
depth = 4 1/2″ (outside); 3 1/2″ (inside)

This cabinet is solid wood and has a clear coat on it, but could be sanded down and stained whatever finish one would like.  This handmade cabinet is very sturdy and solid; it is not light weight!

The price is $50. Contact


Jul 172015
 Posted by on July 17, 2015


I have a nearly-new pair of size 7 Riedell roller derby quad skates for sale. I’ve worn them about three times, but I found the activity too intense after a car accident injury. They have Demon Radar 95R 62mm wheels and the wrench for tightening and loosening them. I’m also throwing in the helmet, elbow and knee pads because I won’t be needing them either. I paid $150 for the set and am asking $75. These skates deserve to be out of my storage and on someone’s feet!

Please e-mail me at if interested.