Wed, Aug 21 @ 5:30
Use the 2nd St Park gate. Park will supply paper goods & some beer, wine & soda. Bring food! Drinks! Your energy! We always need help with set up & clean up.
Alley Rally – Alley Yard Sale – Sat, Aug 24 @ 10- 2 (Rain Date Sun, Aug 25)
In the alleys between 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Streets from Ferry St. south (Riverside, Washington Park, Little Italy, Osgood Neighborhoods) Announcements of the rally will be placed on Craig’s List & a handout map of sale locations available. Sandra Rouse (518-521-8454; firstname.lastname@example.org) & Diane Bell (518-461-6771; email@example.com) are the contacts.
Annual Rabies Clinic
No date & location has been set as of now, The Clinic is tentative for South Troy in Sept/October.
Congratulations to Fifth & Grand’s Michael Nofal & Rob Hilts on their 33nd year of bliss. Son Jimmy extends his best wishes (and counts his blessings every day for the best parents). Many more!
3rd Wednesday @ 6/7
ICC, 5th Avenue
2nd Tuesday every month – 6– 7 pm @ TAUM, 392 2nd
2nd Wednesday every month 6:30-7:30 @ Troy Public Library, 100 2nd St
2nd Monday of every month
St. Paul’s Guild House, State St
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Our Riverside neighbor Elizabeth Thompson lost her home, at 254 2nd St, to a devastating fire in early August. Thankfully she & her first floor tenant were not home at the time. And, very importantly, her cat made a bold escape, so no lives were lost. That said, Elizabeth could use our help. She lost everything; her personal effects, medicine and medical equipment, and her only means of income from her rental unit. She is currently hospitalized following a seizure. This evening, a friend set up a Go Fund Me page to help. Use the search tool at Gofundme.com and search ‘Elizabeth Thompson Troy NY.’ Please consider making a donation of any amount. Every little bit helps. WPA website has details also.
Niki Haynes – Culture Consumed – Exhibit Exended Til Oct. 19
A cut-paper collage series exhibited at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St, Troy. Featuring animation co-created by Historic Sage’s Niki Haynes & Steve Rein.
Evening at the Earl Honors
Oakwood Cemetery’s Annual Gala recognizes Kathleen Tesnakis, founder of Ekologic & 3rd St homeowner; Kevin Mullen, of Rare Form Brewing & homeowner in Osgood; Cory Nelson, founder of Troy Kitchen; Chun Hee Kim & Sun Hwa Choi, founders of Sun Hee’s Farm & Kitchen. The honorees reflect Troy’s entrepreneurial spirit now. Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5 – 7:30. Call 518-272-7521 for tkts.
Rensselaer County Historical Society Honors 5th & Grand’s Michael Nofal
RCHS is bestowing the 2019 Hart-Cluett Award to Michael Nofal. Michael is a fixture in the art & culture scene, supporting RCHS, ESDC & more. Local businessman, doting dad to Jimmy, loving husband of Rob, and more. Thurs, Sept 19, Franklin Plaza. Call 518-272-7232 x 11 for tkts
Gateway Recognizes Pottery District’s Fred Cawley
The Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway (HMIG) recognizes the early rescue of 514 Grand St by Fred Cawley. The 5 houses in this stretch of Grand St stand appreciated & cared for, thanks to the dedicated new owners. Thurs, Sept 26, 5:30-8:30, Troy Country Club. Call 518-274-5267 for tkts.
Architecture of Downtown Troy – New Book by 5th Avenue’s Diana Waite
Troy’s history buffs have eagerly awaited Diana’s latest book. Join Diana at the reception & book signing on Thurs, Sept 5, 5:30-7:30 at RCHS, 57 2nd St. RSVP by Sept 3 to 518-426-5935.
Many thanks to Sandra Rouse & Jimmy Nofal-Hilts for donations. Our activities depend on your support!
Fitness in The Park
Sundays thru Aug 25 from 9- 10am in Riverfront Park
For Adoption (Free):
Several kittens and young cats are ready to go – shots, spay/neutered. Call Lynn @ 518-274-6434 or text 518- 322-1872. Foster homes always needed. 2
Driver(s) Needed for
Operation Snip transports 12-16 cats every Tuesday to Saratoga (Exit 15 Northway) for spay/neuter services. Our dedicated driver has retired. We desperately need a driver(s) to transport every Tuesday morning (leave from Lansingburgh no later than 7:45 am) to the clinic; pick up the cats at 3ish in Saratoga & return to Lansingburgh. Must have van or SUV; must like cats; must be able to lift traps & carriers. Contact Lynn @ 518-322-1872.
Snip is always looking for carriers & kennels.
Downtown – 44 3rd St – Spacious 1BR with office & storage area, central A/C, newly updated, in the heart of downtown Troy. $1150 +utilities, sec dep, references. No smoking;no pets. Call and leave message for Deb at 518-266- 9732. Deb has her violin shop on 1st floor.
Downtown – 41 1st – 1st time for rent – Fabulous larger 1BR unfurnished (or partially unfurnished) in owner occupied, secured building. High ceilings, plenty of ornamental details, hardwood floor, magnificent mantels and fire places in each room. Stainless steel appliances in quality cherry kitchen. Water baseboard heating. Situated in the heart of Troy in safe area, next to Sage College. Walk to Sage/RPI, downtown restaurants, banks, library, grocery store, Music Hall, public transportation, etc. No smoking/no pets; rental history, references, lease, sec dep. Great for executives, academics or responsible matured professionals. $1400 includes all: utilities, heat, AC, internet, hot water, recycling. (option with extra
BR, private backyard & garage for $2000). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-877-5434.
Marina District – 5th Ave off Federal. Furnished studio & 1 BR available for Sept. Details on Park website. Contact Bill Hughes @ 845- 897-5556
Please check the website – www.wpa-troy.org – for more listings. We don’t guarantee that listings are up to date.
Use It or Lose It
Park website seeks to serve you. Get current info to us. Notify us of changes.
Park Picnic – Be there!
August 21 @ 5:30
Barker Park Kids Summer Series – 3rd & State
Thurs @ 11 am thru 8/23
Market Block Books
There’s always something to read – check it out. 290 River
Rockin’ on the River
Wednesday nights @ 5 to 8:30 at Riverfront Park.
Rain or shine. Leave your coolers/pets at home.
TNO – Friday, August 30
All our local merchants are participating.
Troy Public Library, 100 Second St – 274-7071
To register for programs please call (518) 274-7071 or go online: www.thetroylibrary.org
Shorts Out Loud
The Troy Public Library is pleased to present “Shorts Out Loud!” consisting of 15 minutes of live acoustic music followed by a con-temporary short story read out loud, refreshments & discussion, on Thurs thru Aug 22 @ 6:30 PM in the courtyard at the Main Library, 100 2nd St. In the case of inclement weather, held on 2nd floor of the library.
Thanks to Downtown’s Carolyn Fagan, Program Director for keeping us in the loop.
Let Them Eat …Vegetables
Troy Farmers Market
Every Saturday from 9 -2 @
River St @ Monument Sq
Take a walk downtown and check out all the new (& well established) shops and dining spots. A wide variety of cuisines! Ice cream, craft beer, entertainment venues, clothing & more. See the Troy BID website for all the info. Shop local!
Take Time to Smell the Roses
– or whatever flowers are planted throughout our neighborhoods. Feel free to pick up litter and dispose of it properly.
SAVE THE DATE
Omelets in the Park
Sunday morning brunch in September
Dispose of Hazardous Stuff
City of Troy’s annual Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Collection Day anticipated in Sept.
Annual Autumn Evening in the Garden
Roots for the annual Autumn Evening in the Garden, an exciting evening
of seasonally fresh foods and mingling between chefs, farmers and friends. Sept
12 @ 6-9 @ Hilton Garden Inn. For info & tkts, www.cdcg.org 3
Restaurant & Craft Beer Week – September 9 thru Sept 15
Chowderfest – October13, noon-4 pm
See the Troy BID website for details for all the Downtown Events.
Enjoy the lazy, hazy, crazy days of August.
Safety first. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicles. Report all incidents to the Troy Police Department. Please pay attention to strangers and unusual behavior by those walking and driving.
For additional safety, please do not let mail & newspapers pile up if you are on vacation. Ask a neighbor to watch your home while you are away for any length of time.
Exercise caution when out strolling in the evening. Walk in groups when possible.
Thanks for being observant.
A Busy Summer
Our reporters are enjoying the summer so excuse us if we have missed exciting news. Please get any items to us for the next issue. Many thanks.
PARK PICNIC – August 21 @ 5:30. No rain date or site. Cancelled if weather is rainy.