Mar 232017
 
 Posted by on March 23, 2017

The second annual #TopsAutismWeekend is coming!

In recognition of Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Tops American Grill, Bakery & Bar, located at the “5 corners” (351 Duanesburg Road) in Schenectady has a special weekend planned!

All day on Saturday, April 1, Tops will donate* $1 for every person wearing blue. Plus, all participating tables will receive a $5-off coupon for a return visit (after April 3).

On Sunday, April 2, from 3 to 9 p.m., Tops will donate* 15% of your total check for those who bring the #TopsAutismWeekend flyer or display it on a mobile device.

*All donations benefit the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region.

Mar 232017
 
 Posted by on March 23, 2017

While they last, free children’s tickets are available for the Garden Brothers Circus at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26.

Show times are 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Garden Brothers Circus, which also produces the ever-popular Ice Capades, has been entertaining families throughout North America for more than 100 years. This year’s show promises 1 and 1/2 hours of excitement and fun: motorcycle daredevils somersaulting and spinning in a Globe of Doom, the Human Slingshot, “racing” camels, crazy comedy with circus clowns, daring aerialists and more. This will be the last year elephants tour with the show, according promotional materials.

To claim the free tickets — which each admit one child under 13 with a paid adult — please e-mail Debby Gardner at d.gardner@hvcc.edu. Only a limited number are available. First come, first served!

Mar 222017
 
 Posted by on March 22, 2017

The Irish musical, “Find Your Way Home,” makes its way back “home” to Albany for a world premier on Sunday, March 26 at the Palace Theatre. Come celebrate this amazing journey in support of two hometown writers as they look to bring this Irish story to even greater heights! Set in 1910 Ireland and America, “Find Your Way Home” is a musical drama that follows an Irish family as they encounter unexpected tragedies and joys in the face of economic hardship.

A screening of the first act of the musical written by Albany’s Jeff Strange and Jimmy Kelly (shown at right), and filmed at the Civic Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, is at 4 p.m. A Q&A session with the authors follows.

The event includes performances by international stars Ronan Tynan, Alex Sharpe, Andy Cooney, local favorites, The New McKrells and more. Click here for additional details.

Tickets are $25. Limited tickets to a 2 p.m. pre-screening “meet and greet” reception with the authors are $65. Visit palacealbany.org for tickets.

The event is presented by Acoustic House in partnership with The Irish Heritage Museum.

Mar 212017
 
 Posted by on March 21, 2017

Mother Nature might be out of whack, but She’s still giving us sap to make maple syrup.

Buy a bottle or two today and put a little sweetness in your life (you know you need it). Maple leaf bottle makes a great gift.

Polly: p.karis@hvcc.edu or 629-7036

I will deliver to your campus office.

250 ml (8.45 oz) — $7.00
355 ml (12 oz) — $9.50
250 ml (8.45 oz) maple leaf bottle — $9.50

Mar 202017
 
 Posted by on March 20, 2017

Hi!

I happened to be in Price Chopper last Monday before the storm. One of our colleagues checked out just ahead of me and generously gave me his tickets for playing the Bags2Riches game. So I wondered: would you be so kind as to give me your tickets?

I can meet you to pick up tickets, or you could pop them in a campus mailer, care of the Math and Engineering Science Department. It would be fun to share a prize with you! And the game is a fun example for my Statistics students.

Thank you!

Crystal
518-928-9477

Mar 162017
 
 Posted by on March 16, 2017

These are the classic LL Bean rubber moc, great for mucking around during the spring thaw that we hope is on its way!

They are a men’s size 7, which is the smallest men’s size and might translate to a women’s size 9. (I’m not sure, but they’re here in my office [GUN 267] if you’d like to try them on.)

In nearly brand-new condition, asking $35. (Current retail is $89.)

Please contact Debby Gardner at d.gardner@hvcc.edu if interested.

Mar 162017
 
 Posted by on March 16, 2017

Delta gooseneck faucet with handheld sprayer in polished nickel finish. Used less than two years; excellent condition. (Kitchen redesign necessitated replacing.) Paid $350+ new; asking $100.

Black canvas wheeled briefcase/laptop case with zippered compartments. Lightly used, excellent condition; $25.

Liz Claiborne (Lizflex) navy blue, size 6M, women’s casual slip-ons. Never worn, excellent condition; $25.

Contact: Deb Renfrew at d.renfrew@hvcc.edu or (518)469-4158.

 

Mar 132017
 
 Posted by on March 13, 2017

Don’t miss a chance to see the Yankees play another World Series winner, the Kansas City Royals, in an afternoon game on Thursday, May 25!

The trip includes bus transportation (with AC, movies, games and prizes), lunch and beverages, tickets to the game and lots of fun for $78/person!

Call (518) 371-3737 to reserve your seats!

Mar 102017
 
 Posted by on March 10, 2017

Please join us for a fundraising event at Glennpeter Jewelers, located at 1544 Central Ave. in Albany, to benefit Circles of Mercy on Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Circles of Mercy is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, which has a 19-year tradition of providing hope, hospitality and empowerment to individuals in the Rensselaer community, especially women and women with children.

Admission to the event is free with cash bar sales benefiting Circles of Mercy. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres plus a silent auction and 50/50 and basket raffles will be available.

RSVP by Monday, March 27 to Circles at circlesofmercy@nycap.rr.com or 518-462-0899.

Widening the Circle of Mercy

Mar 102017
 
 Posted by on March 10, 2017

The campus community is asked to support a March Madness-themed “Basketball and Brews” fundraiser that will help support the Troy YMCA Youth and Children programs. The event will be held Thursday, March 16 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Brown’s Malt Room, Troy. A link to the event flyer is below.

Basketball and Brews Event Announcement

 

Mar 102017
 
 Posted by on March 10, 2017

Buy a decadent dessert or slightly more healthy popcorn or pretzel mix to support the Albany High track team. All items are sweet $16 and half the proceeds benefits the team.

Click on the image below for descriptions of items for sale. For more information, contact Brenda Hazard. Orders are due on Monday, March 20; delivery is expected early in the week of April 10.

Go, Falcons!

Decadent Delights flyer

Mar 092017
 
 Posted by on March 9, 2017

The Friends of Oakwood hosts its annual Daffodil Brunch on Sunday, April 23 with seatings at 10 a.m. and noon at the Gardner Earl Chapel, a National Historic Landmark at the cemetery, 186 Oakwood Ave. in Troy.

Reservations are required with $20 per person paid upon arrival on April 23. (Children under 5 are free, but must be included for the seat count which is limited to 100 per seating.)

Act now as the event sells out quickly! Call 1-800-556-6273 with your name, phone number, number of people and choice of seating time.

The brunch buffet includes stuffed French toast, quiches, bacon, pancakes, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit cups, pastries, carved baked ham plus coffee, tea, juice and a cash bar for mimosas.

Friends of Oakwood (oakwoodcemeterytroyny@gmail.com) is a non-profit volunteer group working to support the preservation and maintenance of the non-sectarian chapel and grounds of this historic and still-active 19th-century cemetery.

Mar 082017
 
 Posted by on March 8, 2017

To see the San Francisco Giants play the New York Mets is a treat!

This year’s first trip to Citi Field is on Wednesday, May 10 for an afternoon came. Seats are at field level.

The trip includes bus transportation (with AC, movies, games and prizes), lunch and beverages, tickets to the game and lots of fun for $87/person!

Call (518) 371-3737 to reserve your seats!

Mar 082017
 
 Posted by on March 8, 2017

An evening of awesome dance music and fun to benefit Happy Cat Rescue is planned for Saturday, March 11 at the Guan Ho Ha Gun Club, located at 1451 Rector Road in Scotia.

The event runs 6 to 11 p.m., including snacks, some complimentary beverages and a cash bar. A $5 donation is requested at the door.

Click here to view the event flyer.

Happy Cat Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. The organization never discriminates on the basis of health, age or breed. By involving and educating the community, Happy Cat Rescue works to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of homeless animals and help people recognize the benefits of adopting an animal in need. All Happy Cat animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully-screened homes.

Mar 032017
 
 Posted by on March 3, 2017

The Lansingburgh Historical Society will hold its first open house for 2017 at the Melville House, located at 2 114th Street in Lansingburgh, on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All are welcome to come and see where Herman Melville lived and wrote his first two novels. A tag sale also will be held.  A $5 donation is appreciated.

On April 6, the Lansingburgh Historical Society will host a presentation by Michael Barret, executive director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, on the history of Troy’s Tiffany windows.

The event will be held at the VanSchaick Island Country Club in Cohoes. Attendees are welcome to purchase dinner from the menu beginning at 5 p.m. or simply attend the lecture at 7 p.m.

Admission to the lecture is $7 for members and $8 for non-members. Reservations are needed whether dining or just attending the lecture. Please call 237-0145 if you plan to attend.

This is a wonderful event!

Thank you,
Kathy Fomuk

Mar 032017
 
 Posted by on March 3, 2017

I have a few items for sale, hopefully they may fulfill someone’s Christmas list at a great price!

— New small-size, fur-lined and fur-cuffed genuine leather gloves, dark brown; $10.

— New small size ARIS opera long gloves, dark brown; $3.

— Petite small wool skirt/jacket suit, rose color, in excellent condition; $10.

Thank you,
Marjorie Nieh
Please contact me at prempro02@yahoo.com.

 

 

Mar 022017
 
 Posted by on March 2, 2017

An evening of awesome dance music and fun to benefit Happy Cat Rescue is planned for Saturday, March 11 at the Guan Ho Ha Gun Club, located at 1451 Rector Road in Scotia.

The event runs 6 to 11 p.m., including snacks, some complimentary beverages and a cash bar. A $5 donation is requested at the door.

Click here to view the event flyer.

Happy Cat Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. The organization never discriminates on the basis of health, age or breed. By involving and educating the community, Happy Cat Rescue works to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of homeless animals and help people recognize the benefits of adopting an animal in need. All Happy Cat animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully-screened homes.

Mar 012017
 
 Posted by on March 1, 2017

Matt Zembo, assistant professor in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, is leading a trip to Ireland from May 15 through 24, 2017 and invites all interested members of the campus community to take part.

Please click here for a day-by-day itinerary and estimated costs.

Professor Zembo also can be reached at m.zembo@hvcc.edu or 629-4995. His office hours in MRV 102 are 9:30-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, and 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays.

 

 

Mar 012017
 
 Posted by on March 1, 2017

Perfect for Grandma’s House!

Valance curtains (2)
Quilted blanket
Fitted sheet
Hooded blanket
Dust ruffle
Diaper holder
Bumper set
Changing pad with pink cover

$40 for everything!

If interested, please contact Amy Kennedy at r.kennedy@hvcc.edu.

Feb 222017
 
 Posted by on February 22, 2017

I purchased this Fitbit in mid January for $198.95. I’ve worn it only three times, so it still is practically new. I am selling it for $150. Please let me know if you are interested at a.phelan@hvcc.edu.

About the Product
Fitbit Blaze syncs automatically and wirelessly to 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. Syncing to computers requires Internet connection and USB port. Syncing to mobile devices requires Bluetooth and Internet connection.
Syncing range: 20 feet
Syncs with Windows Vista and later, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 gen. and later, and leading Android and Windows devices
Water resistance: Fitbit Blaze is sweat, rain and splash proof, but is not swim proof. We recommend taking it off before showering, as it’s best for your skin if the band stays dry and clean.
Battery life: lasts up to five days
We recommend charging your device every few days to ensure you always are tracking. Charge time = one to two hours
Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0
Warning: Do not use if you have a pacemaker or other internal, or implanted medical device. Not intended for use by children under 13. Always consult your physician. Slippery when wet.

Click here to learn more about Fitbit Blaze features.

Feb 222017
 
 Posted by on February 22, 2017

An evening of awesome dance music and fun to benefit Happy Cat Rescue is planned for Saturday, March 11 at the Guan Ho Ha Gun Club, located at 1451 Rector Road in Scotia.

The event runs 6 to 11 p.m., including snacks, some complimentary beverages and a cash bar. A $5 donation is requested at the door.

Click here to view the event flyer.

Happy Cat Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. The organization never discriminates on the basis of health, age or breed. By involving and educating the community, Happy Cat Rescue works to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of homeless animals and help people recognize the benefits of adopting an animal in need. All Happy Cat animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully-screened homes.

Feb 202017
 
 Posted by on February 20, 2017

I’m looking to move to a new apartment in a couple of months and would like to sell this small computer desk that I no longer need. It fits nicely in a corner for quiet study. Asking $10; pick up required from my Albany apartment in the Washington Park area.

Please contact me at k.didomenick@hvcc.edu if interested.