November 2019 Newsletter


Find your polling place & cast your vote for Troy Mayor and City Council members. For info, call the Board of Elections at 518-270-2990. 

Keeping the Election Eve Tradition Alive: ICC Spaghetti Dinner   

Mon, 11/4, 11 to 7 pm @ Italian Comm Ctr, 1450 Fifth Ave. Eat in or take out: Spaghetti & Meatballs; Salad; Bread; Dessert. $10. Take Out – Call ahead 274-0508, Ext. 4. Thanks to Little Italy’s Sam Chiappone for promoting the annual event. 

Another Fence Hit By Car A new trend takes hold – fence bashing by motorized vehicle.

The fence at Historic Sage’s Joyce & John Chupka’s home was injured in a vehicular accident. The good news is that it will be rebuilt. The first fence victim at 195 2nd St has been recast & will be reinstalled in the next few weeks.

Night of the Walking Red Downtown’s Duncan Crary & the League of Extraordinary Red Heads was the topic of a feature article in The New Yorker. Duncan assures readers that redheads are not going extinct.

Caution Our usual cautionary note – exercise caution when walking at night. Report unusual happenings to the Police. 

Neighborhood Watch/LI 

3rd Wed @ 6/7 

ICC, 1450 5th Avenue 

Osgood/South End 

Neighborhood Watch 2nd

Tuesday every month – 6– 7 pm

@ TAUM, 392 2nd


2nd Wed @ 6:30 @ Troy Public 

Library, 100 2nd St  Downtown   2nd Mon of every month.St Paul’s  Guild House, State St   Donations Thanks to Ginny Gokhale for rescuing a street cat

& donating for its vet visit; Jimmy Nofal-Hilts for support of the cat program. All our activities are free. Your support enables us to host great events. 

Adopt a Kitten/Cat Operation Snip has cats available for adoption or fostering. All are free to good homes; spayed/neutered & received shots. Help! Call Lynn @ 518-274-6434. Very cute. 

Transport Needed

Operation Snip transports its community, rescue, abandoned and income qualified cats & kittens to the vet clinic in Saratoga each Tuesday. The ‘bus’ leaves from North Troy at 7:45 am & returns to Saratoga for a 3:30 pick up. To date, the Park’s Charlie, Adrianna & Trevor Lanier & Emily Menn have transported. OpSnip is looking for a committed driver for each week (either morning or afternoon run or both). Must have own SUV or van, like cats & be able to load & unload the vehicle. Some cats are in traps; others in carriers. The usual number varies between 12 & 18. Emily hit an all time high with 25 in her van. 

Scoop Your Poop!  

Houses for Sale

Washington Park – 207 2nd Single family home; 3 floors of new living space. Central air. LR, DR, kitchen, ½ bath on 1st floor. Master BR w/walk in closet, luxury bath, add’l full bath, laundry room, home office or 2nd BR on 2nd floor; 2 BR, full bath on 3rd floor. Yard. Carriage house. $398,800. Call Joseph Dalton @ 518-573-1093 for showing. 



Osgood – 324 3rd St – 2nd floor front, 1 BR, L-shape LR, bath w/shower. Hardwood floors. Tin ceilings. Mantle. W/D in hall. Off street parking. Owner occupied bldg. $800 + utilities. 1 mo sec. 1 yr. lease. References. Contact Glenn @ 917-916-9806 or Osgood – 407 3rd St – 2 BR, LR, DR, EIK, full bath. Hardwood floors. Mouldings. Original mantles. Woodwork. Great for professionals. Good block. Clean, quiet. Owner occupied bldg. Access to yard. Park on street. No smoking/no pets. $950 + utilities. 1 yr lease/sec dep.

References required. Call Barbara @ 518-271-0338. 

Historic Sage – Garage space Franklin St alley. Between 2nd & 3rd/Division & Ferry. Call Andi @ 518-273-3004.


Troy Turkey Trot – Nov 28 Every neighborhood turkey should be running in this 5K & 10K event on Thanksgiving morning. Costumes encouraged. Register @ City Hall, 433 River St.   

Go to the Troy Turkey Trot  Website for more details and to register on line. Spectators welcomed to cheer on the runners.   

TNO – Nov. 29 All of downtown comes alive with food, drink and entertainment. Be part of it!  

Friends of Chamber Music

Aizura Quartet, Sat, Nov. 23 @

7:30. Kiggins Hall. Emma Willard

School. 518-833-1874

Kids @ Troy Public Library Call 274-7071 to register or sign up online at  


Hope 7 Vendor & Craft Fair

Join Hope 7 at Franklin Terrace

Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave, Troy on Nov 24 from 11-4 for the annual vendor & craft fair. The event will have over 70 crafters & vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs. 1st 100 shoppers are entered into a special door prize drawing. There’s raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission & free parking. Proceeds benefit Hope 7 food pantry. Bring an unwrapped toy for the pantry’s Santa Shop & receive 5 free raffle tickets! Carol’s food truck will be on site for hungry shoppers. For info, contact or 

Troy Music Hall, 30 2nd St 

11/8 The Steeldrivers

11/12 Patty Griffin

11/30 TEN Tenors Home for the Holidays

12/3 Hot Tuna

Box Office: 518-273-0038

Market Block Books Events,

290 River 328-0045 

Drop in Mon-Fri from 9-6, Sat 95 & Sunday 11-3 to see what is happening. Stanley & Susan & now Peter Hamlin can offer advice on selections! 

Tuesday at Noon Concerts St.

Paul’s  –  Nov. 19 – Anna Keiserman, pianoBring lunch. Free; free will donation.  Troy Music Hall – Music at  

Noon – Bring Lunch-Free 

Nov. 12 – Annie & the Hedonists, folk & Americana

30 Second St; 273-0038  

Farmers Market Moves Indoors – November 2 

The Market moves indoors to the Atrium at 49 4th Street – hours from 9am to 2pm. 

Curb Your Dog But Never Your Enthusiasm!  Scoop Your Poop!  

Enjoy Thanksgiving!  Work off those extra pounds and prepare for the holiday dining extravaganzas by picking up litter, raking leaves and doing errands for those in need.   

Save the Date   Victorian Stroll – December 8, 11-5 

Downtown at its finest.  

Entertainment, dining, imbibing. Perfect time to shop for holiday gifts. Victorian garb encouraged. Lynn Kopka has crinolines to  borrow for use. (518-274-6434) 

Annual Warnock-Graham Cookie Day Coming Up  

Adults and kids who love Christmas cookies and the festive mayhem of making them, join them on Sat, Dec 7 @ 9 AM

– till  kids start biting each other. This is an intergenerational event, not a Harriet & David’s babysitting event so please do not plan to drop the kids off. Let us know you’re coming so we have plenty of supplies on hand. There will be soup for lunch, some crafts for a change of pace & if all goes well, some Christmas music and stories as well. Phone 419 304 7854 or email   

Rensselaer County Historical Society  

57 Second St; 518-244-6846 

Annual Greens Show  

Dec 5 – 8  


All our activities depend on volunteer labor & donations. Operation Snip always needs trappers and fosters. Seasonal volunteers are also needed – Snowblowing members for the various teams in the neighborhoods, watering of the planters, etc. Give Lynn a call at 518-2746434 or 518-322-1872 or email at if you can share time, talent or funds. Many thanks to all who make things happen. 


Songs of the Season 

Caroling around the piano at 191 Second Street. A weeknight in mid-December. Date announced in December newsletter/website.  Snowblowing Teams Standing by the Machines  While we hope that this winter is once again easy on all of us, we need to prepare for snow and its removal from our sidewalks and intersections. Join one of the neighborhood teams and take your turn at clearing walks. It’s fun and good exercise and helps everyone. Teams are established in Washington Park  and Riverside (Sandra Rouse, 518-521-8454). We are happy to have more team members.  

Prep for Snowblowing  In order for the snow blowers to run efficiently, please remove leaves from sidewalks and gutters. Debris clogs the machinery. 

Leave the Lights On  Our USPS mailcarriers are now delivering in the dark. Please leave your entry lights on to make it easier for our carriers to deliver the mail. 

Holiday Shopping  

Please support our local businesses. The Downtown BID website provides info on new and old businesses catering to every need – clothing for men and women, massages, barber, hair salons, jewelry, pet accessories, unique gifts and more. Shop and then relax at one of the many fine dining and drinking establishments. Enjoy Troy!