February 2019

 Death of Tom Kello 

Third Street’s Tom Kello died of heart disease on Jan. 22. Tom was a man for all seasons – an IT professional, homebrewer long before it became trendy, proprietor of Haven Art on Long Island & Troy rehabber. His passion for Haven Art turned the arts & craft studio into a resource for the Long Island community of artists, professionals or hobbyists to create and share their work. Together with his vivacious wife Jackie, Tom found a new home in Troy. Our condolences to Jackie & the family. 

Heatley Family News 

Riverside’s William Heatley is a media intern with the State Assembly as he finishes his last semester at St. Rose. Younger brother James (who turns 18 on Valentine’s Day) is still in Lithuania until mid-June. He just signed on to spend his Easter break in Greece. 


Another year for Osgood’s Stanley Hadsell & Barbara Stubblebine; the Park’s Laura Ferris & Lori Hackathorn; Riversidet’s Anthony Garner, Karla Guererri, James Heatley, & 5th & Grand’s Greg Cholakis; Downtown’s Liam Groff. 

Positive Press/Media Stars 

The Parks’ Owen Bush’s Hudson Virtual Tours is filming a crisp, clear, 3-D virtual reality, 360-degree tour of Albany’s Cathedral of All Saints. Owen has firmly established himself as the go-to firm for historic churches, such as St. John’s & St. Paul’s in Troy; the Burden Iron Works Museum & the Troy Public Library. His camera turns 360 degrees, capturing images constantly. It shoots a 20-foot radius from each spot where it is placed. Check out Owen’s website to see his spectacular productions. 

Rensselaer County Rabies 

Clinics for 2019 

Please go to www.rensco.com and navigate to the Dept of Public Health page or call 270- 2655. Clinics are held thru October in various locations. 

Neighborhood Watch/LI 

3rd Wed @ 6, ICC, 1450 5th Ave 

Osgood – 2nd Tuesday of every month 

6-7, TAUM, 392 2nd St 

Riverside – 2nd Wed @ 6:30, Troy Public Library, 100 2nd 

Downtown – 2nd Mon of every month .St Paul’s Guild House, State St 

In Memory of Suzanne Benson 

Thanks to Laura Ferris, Lynn Kopka & RenssCo ARC. 

Goods, Services, Help 

MORNING STAR CHILDREN’S CENTER is accepting applications for children who will be 2.9 years or older in Sept 2019 for the upcoming school year! 

Mary Ann Montgomery operates the Montessori school with classically trained Montessori teachers. Hours: 9 am – noon Mon-Fri. Check the website – morningstarchildrenscenter.or g or call Mary Ann at 518-764- 2208 for info & to learn how parents love sending their children to Morning Star. 

Tax Prep 

The annual tax prep help at the Italian Community Center, 1450 Fifth Avenue. Call 518- 270-4689 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome. 

Operation Snip/POUNCE Update 

Friendly, healthy cats & kittens need both foster & permanent homes. Free to good homes; donations of carriers, food, litter and traps are happily accepted. Call Lynn @ 518- 274-6434. 

February Programs for Kids at Troy Public Library, 100 2nd Street, 518-274-7071 

Activities range from Family Storytime, Craft Night, Science Night and more! 

Scoop Your Poop! 

Apartments, Etc. 

Park – 170 2nd St – 1st floor, 1 BR in owner occupied bldg.. LR, full bath, kitchen. Hardwood floors. Laundry in basement. No pets. $825 + electric (heat & HW included). Call Dan at 518-414-6698. 

1 Washington Place Carriage House – 1st floor, 1 BR, kitchen, full bath. Access to gorgeous landscaped courtyard. Attached garage. Owner occupied bldg. No smoking. $1400 + utilities. Call Michele @ 631-885-1447. 

2 Washington Place – 1st floor, 1 BR, Hardwood; bright. 

$1200 all utilities included 

Contact 518-272-1122 

Park – 254 Washington St – 2nd floor, 2 BR.ith Hardwood; bright. $1300 includes all utilities. Contact 518-272-1122 

Historic Sage – 149 2nd St carriage house – 800 sq ft 2 BR. Access thru courtyard of owner occupied bldg.. Newly renovated; partially furnished. $800 + utilities (HW included). Call John @ 518-266-0658. 

Osgood – 351 3rd St. Single family home for rent. 1600 sq ft of living space, 3 BR, 1.5 baths, modern renovated kitchen, DR, LR with natural gas fireplace, W/D, patio & back yard. No dogs; cats OK.. $1375. Utilities not included (avg $150 month). Contact Andrew Kasius. 518.618.7607 or andrew.kasius@gmail.com 2 

Fifth & Grand – Fifth Ave. Garden level, 1 BR. W/D. Private entrance. Garden access. Perfect for 1. Owner occupied bldg.. $1500 includes utilities. Call Ronnye 917-282- 2300. 

See the website for more listings! 

Website Update 

Please check out the website – www.wpa-troy.org – to be sure your postings are up to date. 

Do good deeds! Pick up litter! Join the snowblowing teams! 


Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 32 2nd St. 

Call the Box Office or check the website for February’s offerings. For info/tkts 518- 273-0038 

Rensselaer County Historical Society 

2019 Programs 

57 Second Street, Troy, NY 

There’s always something old there. Check it out! House tours, educational lectures & talks, research on the history of your building. Call 518-272- 7232 for a complete calendar. 

NEW for 2019: 

1st Thursday History Talks! 

2/7 at 6:30 pm, Jill Witbeck Knapp presents a lecture, 1869 Anti-Rent War Murder of Sheriff Griggs. Don’t miss this fascinating evening! 

NEW Exhibits for 2019! 

Bridging Rensselaer County: Two Centuries of Crossing the Hudson. Opens 2/22

From County Drives to The Grand Tour: Travels To and From Rensselaer County. Opens 3/20. 

The Amazing Miniature World of Buttons. Held Over by Popular Demand, now thru April. 

Enjoy an exciting year of historic house and walking tours! There are discoveries to be made on every tour. 2nd 

Saturday Hart-Cluett House Tours (Spring – Fall) 2:00 pm. 

Watch for our Summer Deck Parties, Rising Leaders Events & More! 

Research Library: Open Thursdays: Noon – 8 pm, Fridays & Saturdays: Noon – 5 pm. 

RCHS has distinctive Rental Spaces available for private events! 

For more info and our latest news, please visit: https://www.rchsonline.org 

Theatre Institute @ Sage 

Baskerville – Wed, 2/6 thru Sun, 2/17 

Check the Sage website for details. 

Tuesday @ Noon Free Concert Series, St. Paul’s 

Tues, Feb 19 @ Noon – St. Paul’s Church, 58 Third Street. Organ Colossal chamber music collective 

Free Admission/Free-will Offering. For more info, please visit: http://www.tuesdaysatnoon.org / 

Tuesday @ Noon Free Concert Series, Troy Music Hall 

Tues, Feb 12 @ Noon. Red Canna Trio 

Troy Farmers Market 

9 – 2 on Saturdays at the Uncle Sam Atrium on both the 1st & 2nd floors. Winter market runs each Saturday thru April 


Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company Gala – This Spring! Details to follow 

HVCC Center for Creative Retirement Washington Park Tour – In the spring 

Although we try to gracefully decline participating, demand is high for this tour. So once again, Washington Park will host retirees as they learn about urban living. Of course we need open houses. We hope to have a good mix of old and new as well as a rehab in progress. Expect a call! The tour is Thurs, May 23 at 10. Thanks to everyone for making this an outstanding tour. 

Check Out Downtown! 

Lots of new shops and dining establishments. 

More clothing stores, more elegant dining as well as casual places for a wide range of cuisines. See the Troy BID website for the latest openings and events. Support our local merchants. www.downtowntroy.org 

Snow Removal 

Please work together to assist the City crews with snow plowing. Get cars off the streets. Work as teams to shovel sidewalks and keep sewer drains clear. Snowblowers & ice melters are available 

Washington Place residents should use off street parking or keep cars on the south side of the street (building side) so a city plow may clear the street. The narrowness of the street means plows have a difficult time clearing snow if cars are parked on both sides of the street. 



Thanks to all you helped with snow blowing & shoveling! Get ready for the next storm!