Feb 242017
 Posted by on February 24, 2017

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

— New heavy canvas Grand Circle Travel Inner Circle tote bag 20” x 13” x 7;” $3.

— 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.


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.

Feb 102017
 Posted by on February 10, 2017

What do you love about living in Rensselaer County?
As a member of a group that loves the outdoors and that contributes to the quality of life in Rensselaer County, the Rensselaer Land Trust wants to hear what places in Rensselaer County are important to you, and why. The Land Trust has received funding to develop a Conservation Plan for Rensselaer County that will identify the most important places to preserve for future generations.

The land trust is holding four “Community Values Meetings” around the county to gather local input from residents on lands they value for recreation, scenic views, natural resources, wildlife and quality of life. Landowners, business owners, hikers, cyclists, hunters, skiers, snowmobilers, realtors, and anyone interested in the future of Rensselaer County’s landscapes and resources are encouraged to attend. Come to one of the meetings to make sure your values help guide the Conservation Plan.

Community Values Meetings Schedule

Hoosick Falls
Thursday, February 16 • 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street

East Greenbush
Thursday, March 2 • 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: East Greenbush Library

Valley Falls
Saturday, March 18 • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Valley Falls Community Hall, 11 Charles Street, Valley Falls

Monday, April 3 • 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: RPI Cultural Center and Chapel

Light refreshments will be served, including pizza at evening meetings and bagels at the Saturday meeting.
Please RSVP to the Rensselaer Land Trust www.renstrust.org, or contact us for more information, at
renstrust@renstrust.org or 518-659-5263.

Can’t make a meeting? Check out our online survey later this spring at www.renstrust.org.

The Community Values Meetings will be led in partnership with Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, with funding from the Hudson River Valley Greenway and from the Environmental Protection Fund through the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and the NYS Conservation Partnership Program.

Rensselaer Land Trust, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an accredited Land Trust who has been conserving land and protecting natural resources in Rensselaer County for 30 years for the benefit of our communities and future generations. They currently protect 1,263 acres in Rensselaer County, with plans to protect more. They also offer year-round hikes, workshops, events, and citizen science programs.

Feb 062017
 Posted by on February 6, 2017

Cars toddler bed (including mattress) and bedding in excellent condition. Used less than a year. The bedding includes fitted sheet, pillow case and comforter. From a smoke-free and pet-free home.

Matching Cars toy chest with five fabric bins. In very good condition. Bottom bin is a little stretched out, but totally functional.

Asking $75.

Contact Wendi Quidort at w.quidort@hvcc.edu or 629-7488.

Jan 172017
 Posted by on January 17, 2017

My daughters are once again selling Girl Scout cookies. They have Savannah Smiles, Trefoils, Do-Si-dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, and Thin Mints for $5 per box, and a new Girl Scout S’mores cookie and Gluten Free Toffee Tastic for $6 per box.

The cookies will be available in early March and payment is not due until that time.

If you would like to order please,  email me at jeneaton77@gmail.com. You also can purchase a box of cookies for $5 to be sent to the Troops overseas. You do not need to pick the type of cookie, just let me know you want to do this and how many.


Jan 042017
 Posted by on January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!

I have some interesting news to share. Before Christmas I went to the CDTA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RideCDTA/) and sent a message with photos of  Christmas (and non-Christmas) ornaments I’d made with recycled CDTA bus pass swiper cards.

A few days later, CDTA asked if they could post the photos on their facebook page. If you would like to see the photos click on the link above and page down until you see the photos. A mix of the crafts I made also is shown below for those who cannot view Facebook. You are welcome to pass this on to others.
If you are interested in learning some of the crafts I do, I teach classes in:
— recycling bus passes into art (flowers, roses, wreaths, bears, etc.)
— quilling to make cards and other decorative pieces
— recycling used manila file folders into angels, 3D dolls, and other art
— use newspaper, ads/flyers and roll them into tubes for making newspaper weaving flowers and other items
— recycling books (5 inches or smaller with 200-plus pages) into angels, cakes, etc.
— decorate metal spoons by adding paper, lace, and other items
— re-use the brown paper that comes in shipping boxes for deer, mermaids, dolphins and other crafts
— create paper beads for earrings, necklaces from any type of paper and sometimes use nail polish to change their color.

Please click on this link if you would like to take classes:

If you have any questions, you are welcome to write me at s.kennedy@hvcc.edu.
My blog is www.staceysmilecreations.blogspot.com.

Thank you,
Stacey Kennedy

Jan 042017
 Posted by on January 4, 2017

Two new pairs of Zumba pants by ZUMBAwear, small, green pair is cotton; grey pair is 97% cotton/3% spandex; $7 each or $12 for both.








Women’s pants, size 2-4, Talbots petite royal blue, Banana Republic beige without waist band and beige with waist band; $3 each.














PLUS: new “Shakespeare: The Complete Works,” edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor; $8.

Contact Marjorie at prempro02@yahoo.com.

Jan 042017
 Posted by on January 4, 2017

Craftsman 10″ table saw in good conditionl; works well. Includes precision rip fence, cross-cut guide, and dado blade. Approximate surface dimension: 27″x 42.” Asking $165. Call Mike at (518) 306-4124 or e-mail m.connell@hvcc.edu.

saw partial left




Jan 042017
 Posted by on January 4, 2017

Sandra Hutchison, an adjunct instructor in the English Department since 2009, will share excerpts from her third novel, “Bardwell’s Folly: A Love Story” (Sheer Hubris Press, 2016), joining Nassau author Elaine Stock from 1 to 2:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Sand Lake Town Library in Averill Park.

In a program called “Two Authors, One Theme,” Hutchison and Stock will demonstrate their two different approaches to the themes of leaving home and racial intolerance.

Bardwell’s Folly is about the impoverished daughter of a famous white Southern author whose insensitive racial joke goes viral and launches her on a journey into buried family secrets that might just lead her right back to where she started. Hutchison’s three novels all are set in New England, but for this one she digs into her own Southern roots and takes her heroine (and a new African American friend) on a road trip to Georgia and Florida.

Reviewing it for the St. Louis (MO) Public Library Book Challenge, Julie Failla Earhart says, “A mixture of romance, intrigue, family secrets, past lives, and a house that is as much a character as Tara was in Gone With the Wind create a spell-binding read that you won’t want to put down. I give Bardwell’s Folly 6 out of 5 stars.” A reviewer for the Rock Hill (SC) Herald says, “If one measure of a successful novel is its power to make readers uncomfortable while enchanting them with a compelling story, this book exceeds the mark.”

Nassau author Elaine Stock’s novel, “Always With You” (Elk Lake Publishing, 2016) is Christian fiction about a woman whose attraction for a young man enmeshes her in a dangerous white-supremacist group in the Adirondacks.

Reviewer Carrie Schmidt of Reading Is My Superpower says, “The aspect of Always With You that I perhaps found most captivating is the implication of how easily truth can become warped and how innocuous evil can appear. Elaine Stock has done a masterful job of revealing these layers bit by bit — highlighting, as I said, the ease with which twisted truth can become permanently damaging.”

The Sand Lake Town Library is located at 8428 Miller Hill Road behind Sand Lake Town Hall near the intersection of Rt. 66 and 43. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. The snow date is Jan. 8. For more information, call the library at 674-5050. You can learn more about Sandra Hutchison’s fiction at sheerhubris.com and Elaine Stock’s at elainestock.com.


Jan 032017
 Posted by on January 3, 2017

$30: Like New Kids Size S – Scott Rumble Helmet w/Goggle Clip in back & padding inserts.

Purchased at the end of last season and only worn a couple times!

email: s.garrand@hvcc.edu if interested


Dec 282016
 Posted by on December 28, 2016

You’re invited by Hudson Valley Community College Jewish Student Union to a Menorah lighting in Monument Square in Troy on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 5 p.m. This evening will focus on education.

We are particularly thankful for the community’s immense support over many, many years to the growth of Hudson Valley Community College. Furthermore, we are extremely grateful for everything that the college’s faculty, administration and staff do on our behalf. As we interpret it, the torch in the college logo represents the wish that the light of knowledge always will shine brightly at Hudson Valley and in all our minds and hearts.

I hope to see you in Troy this evening and on campus in a few weeks.

Chag sameach! (Happy Holiday!)

Yours truly,
Crystal Heshmat
Club Advisor for the Jewish Student Union

P.S. See this article for more information: http://www.troyrecord.com/article/TR/20161226/NEWS/161229835

Dec 202016
 Posted by on December 20, 2016

The East Greenbush Education Foundation is seeking nominations for Columbia High School Hall of Fame and the newly-created Community Leaders Awards. These will be presented at the foundation’s 32nd Annual Gala to be held on Friday, March 24, 2017.

The deadline for nominations for either honor is Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.

Please take a look at the criteria as many Hudson Valley Community College faculty, staff, students and alumni may qualify (or know of people who do). Spread the word!