September 2018:

Desperately Seeking Help

The Park’s website needs a dedicated individual to update and maintain the site. Terry Loehner has retired after 5 years of dedicated service. The site needs a redesign & monthly update & posting. Please contact Lynn at 518-274-6434 if interested. Thanks!

Jackie Baldwin Memorial Brunch in the Park – Good Bye to Summer Gathering is September 30 @ 10-noon

Omelets cooked to order. Park provides bagels, juice & coffee. Donations accepted. Bring a dish or beverage also.


Washington Park/Osgood/ MHHS Rabies/Distemper/ Microchip Clinic – Fri, Sept. 28 @ 4-7 @ TAUM, 392 2ndSt

$10 each for rabies, distemper & chipping. Cash only.


Fall Tour of Washington Park & Its Historic Homes

Our semi-annual HVCC tour is Mon, 10/1 from 10-12:30. We expect a sold out crowd. We need homes & gardens. Please contact Lynn @ 518-274-6434 if interested.

Troy Public Library Vote

The Troy Public Library’s annual budget approval vote is Tues, Sept 25 from noon to 8 pm at the Main Library (100 2nd St) & the Lansingburgh Branch on 114th St. Public meeting on the budget on Mon, 9/17 at 7 pm at the Main Library; at Lansingburgh Branch on Thurs, 9/13 at 7 pm.  Don’t forget to vote!

We are lucky to be living so close to such a resource.



Thanks to Don Windelspecht & Sandra Daigler, Ginny Gokhale in memory of Mr. Gray, Peggy Gulliver, Lori Hackathorn.


Neighborhood Watch/LI

3rdWed @ 6/7

ICC, 5thAvenue

Osgood/South End Neighborhood Watch

2nd Tuesday every month – 6– 7 pm @ TAUM, 392 2nd


2ndWed every month @ Troy Public Library, 100 2ndSt


Adopt a Friendly Rescue Cat

Operation Snip announces several cats & kittens available for adoption. All are spayed/ neutered, tested, up to date on shots and free! Call Lynn @ 518-274-6434.

An American Abroad

Riverside’s James Heatley flew to Vilnius, Lithuania on an August morning. He will be spending his senior high school year as a full-scholarship youth ambassador. He went through a rigorous selection process and is one of two American students to participate in the program.  He will begin his studies in late August. Parents Chris & Angie are beyond proud of his accomplishments.


Death of Mr. Gray

Mr. Gray (aka “Mister Gray”), of both South & South Central Troy, passed away on Aug 11 in the early morning hours. He was approximately 12 years old. He had been suffering from occasional sudden falls/seizures & odd spacey episodes for several months; it is speculated that he suffered a sudden fatal event that morning, while he was otherwise resting. He was an adventurer & affectionate comrade to all the humans who knew him. He frequently traveled between his new home, in Little Italy, to his old stomping ground, in Osgood, when the mood struck him and the weather was good. He was a king among cats, protecting his territory, well-loved by his human friends & family. He will be missed. If so moved, please make a donation in memory of Mr. Gray to one of the following organizations or to the feline rescue group of your choice:

Operation Snip (a trap, neuter* & release/adopt organization)
195 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180.* Mr. Gray was a graduate of Operation Snip, once upon a time.
Free To Be Me Rescue (you may restrict your donation to cat rescue efforts only, if you choose) 154 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054

Free to Be Me showcases their cats available for adoption at Healthy Pet Ctr, Route 4,N Greenbush.




Traditional Trades Program at HVCC

Fall semester course starts 9/4: Historic Wood Windows. Tues eve classes; Sat workshops. Register@, call 518-629-7338 or email


New Necklaces

Historic Sage’s Deb Segel, owner of Segel Violin, 44 3rdSt, has a new line of gorgeous necklaces, all designed and made by Deb. Great gifts!


Wanted: Carriers, Kennels, Towels

Carriers are needed for transport to the clinics & kennels for recovery. Call Lynn @ 518-274-6434.


Troy’s Annual Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Collection Day

Sat, Sept 22. Safely dispose of hazardous materials not accepted through the City’s normal garbage collection service. Residents wishing to participate in the program must pick up a Household Hazardous Waste Day coupon at the Mayor’s Office at Troy City Hall, 433 River St, 5th floor. Coupons can be obtained by Troy residents (with ID) from 8:30am – 4:30pm, Mon-Fri (excluding holidays). Only 250 coupons are available; issued on a first-come, first served basis.
Acceptable forms of identification include: driver’s license, Troy resident ID card, government-issued ID that includes an address, tax/recycling/utility bills, or a cancelled rent check showing a Troy address. Driver’s license with P.O. Box address will not be accepted as proof of City residence.
Location: “Alamo” site, located across from the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility near the intersection of Main St & East Industrial Parkway in South Troy.
Items acceptable for disposal include: aerosols, automotive fluids, asbestos insulation (must be damp & double bagged), caustic/acidic cleaners, chemistry sets, corrosive liquids (acids, bases, muriatic acid, ammonia), pesticides, oil/latex paint, paint thinners, poisons, anti-freeze, motor oil, propane cylinders (20 lbs. or larger), agricultural pesticides, DDT, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, PCBs, resins/adhesives, fuels (gas, kerosene), oxidizer (pool chemicals), and household cleaners and polishes. In addition, scrap metal & electronics are included for disposal including: computers, laptops, keyboards, monitors, televisions, & compact fluorescent bulbs (florescent tube lighting not accepted).
Items NOTacceptable include: medical waste or pharmaceu-ticals, explosives, household garbage, recyclables (plastics, glass, paper products, cardboard, etc.), bulk refuse (furniture, toys, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.), small propane tanks (under 20 lb.), household/vehicle batteries & fluorescent tube lights.


Apartments, Etc.

Website Update

See the website for additional listings & more detail. Posters, please check out the website  to be sure your postings are up to date. We cannot guarantee that listings are current on the website.

Park – 2 Washington Pl– Large bright 1 BR, formal LR & DR. Views of the park.

High ceilings, hardwood floors, neutral colour palette, W/D in unit. No dogs; cats OK. $1,250 inc. H & HW. Call 518-272-1122.

2180 5thAve – 2 level, 3 BR + sitting room. LR, DR, kitchen, 1 full bath, ½ bath. W/D. On street parking. No pets. $2,000+ util. Contact John @ 518-273-6273 or




Troy Night Out

The last Friday of September from 5-9.


Troy Restaurant & Craft Beer Week – Sept 10-16

See the Troy BID website for details. Our local eateries & breweries are on tap for this great event showcasing good food & drink.


Friends of Chamber Music

Aston Magna– Fri, 10/12 @ 7:30 @ Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Ave. Call 518-833-1874 for tkts.


Autumn Evening in the Garden

Capital Roots chef extravaganza – Thurs, Sept. 12 @ 6-9 @ Hilton Garden Inn, Hoosick St. Tkts, call 274-8685 or email


Rensselaer County Historical Society 2018 Annual Gala Benefit – Honoring Downtown’s Paul & Alane Hohenberg

Thurs, Sept. 20 @ Franklin Plaza.  TKTS 272-7232 X11 or email


Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Van Rensselaer Awards Dinner

Honoring Downtown’s Wally Altes

Thurs, Sept 13 @ 5:30 @ Hiltn Garden Inn. TKTS 518-274-7020.


Troy Public Library

(100 Second St – 274-7071)

Adult & kid programming includes family storytime, tutor time, legal clinic & more. See the Troy Public Library website.


Rensselaer County Historical Society, 57 2ndSt

Executive Director Karin is anxious to show off the old stuff to new folks. Get there and take advantage of the programming.


Gateway Tours

Troy’s Tiffany Treasures. 9/15 @ 9:30 am for 3 hrs. This sells out so register early. RSVP to 274-5267. $15.


Troy Art Attack Festival

Sept 15 & 16 in Downtown Troy


2018 Collar City Ramble – Sat, September 22 @ 9-2

The 2018 Ramblewill explore the urban trails of Troy by alternatives to auto. Explore the historical, the undeve-loped, the water, the hidden treasure, & the urban areas with a tour group or indepen-dently with materials from the booth. Event includes walking & biking group tours and self-guided tours, kayak rides, bike safety classes and even a geocaching expedition! Events are FREE unless otherwise indicated. The details of guided tours are listed separately.

For a full list of activities, see or the Collar City Ramble Facebook page.



Lots of new stores and shops in downtown Troy. Go to the Troy BID website for the list of great places to shop, dine and live!


Our Annual Farewell to Summer PARK BRUNCH in memory of Jackie Baldwin – Sept 30 from 10-noon.
Omelets cooked to order & more! Feel free to contribute something to eat or drink.


Troy is the Happening City

Troy continues to receive lots of positive press. We are getting inquiries about properties for sale. Let us know when you list so we may circulate to interested parties.


New Residents

Our reporters are waiting for info from our new neighbors.

Desperately Seeking Help

The Park’s website needs a dedicated individual to update and maintain the site. Terry Loehner has retired after 5 years of dedicated service. The site needs a redesign & monthly update & posting. Please contact Lynn at 518-274-6434 if interested. Thanks!

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