January Newsletter

O Night Divine

Caroling around the piano was a joyous event. Thanks to Arlene Nock & daughter Alex for hosting; Laura Teeter, Michael Zwack, Elizabeth Kasius & Nina Pattison for playing. Historic Sage’s Peter Grimm led us in our signature song – The Twelve Days of Christmas. We showcased all our talented pianists! Thanks all who brought refreshments.

Death of Former Long Time Residents

Judy Barnes, former Park resident & rehabber, died on Dec 14 after a lengthy illness. An exuberant & larger than life personality, Judy lost her passion in life as her illness took its toll – communication. An author & communicator, Judy touched all who knew her. Often seen flying out the door of 185 2nd St on her way to the next project, Judy was a lively presence on the Park for decades. Her laughter was infectious (& loud!), Suzanne Benson, dedicated Farmers Market board member, died on Dec 27 after a long illness. Suzanne resided on the Park for decades, extolling the virtues of urban living to such a degree that her sister & brother in law – Mary & Steve Muller – moved to the Park from Virginia. Although slowed by illness, Suzanne never stopped smiling & maintained an upbeat outlook on life. Her family has requested contributions in lieu of flowers to Friends of Washington Park & Friends of the Troy Public Library. The wake for Suzanne will be Jan 9 from 4-7 @ Bryce Funeral Home, 276 Pawling Ave/Funeral on Jan 10 @ 10 am @ St Anthony’s, 28 State Street, Troy. We extend sincere condolences to the families of Judy & Suzanne.

Movie Production – Motherless Brooklyn

Once again, our neighborhood streets & buildings were featured in the upcoming film, Motherless Brooklyn. In His Hat Productions spent several days in Troy filming background scenes with classic 1950’s cars. Stars Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Willem, & Leslie Mann were not in Troy! Motherless Brooklyn is scheduled for release in 2019. Milestones Happy birthday to Historic Sage’s Deb Segel & Steve Rein, Downtown’s Tracy Kennedy & Kathe Kennedy; Little Italy’s Craig Kneeland. Joyce & John Chupka made it through another year of wedded bliss.

Snow Removal – Winter 2018-19 – Park the Car in the Little Italy Lot

The snowblowing teams are ready, willing & able. A salt spreader for sidewalks is also available – volunteers welcome. We will post snow advisories to the website. Please check it as well as the City of Troy website. Use your off street spaces, carriage houses & the Little Italy lot (Hill St between Washington & Liberty) to keep cars off the street during big storms (as posted) Snow removal goes much faster if cars are off the street. For Washington Place cars, please work together to make maximum use of the yards/parking places along Adams St. City plows have a difficult time on the narrow street so keep both sides clear of vehicles. Please be patient, pitch in to help & work cooperatively so snow may be removed. Call Lynn @ 274-6434 for additional info. We will post city advisories to the website – www.wpa-troy.org.

Snow Blowing Teams

Our crews have a message to all: GET YOUR CARS OFF THE STREETS DURING A STORM. HELP OTHERS WITH MOVING CARS. Your cooperation is needed. City streets are a mess after a storm because drivers do not move cars off the streets.

Take a Parking Space, Make a Parking Space.

The more cooperation & the more volunteers, the more snow can be removed – 3 machines can be running at once. Please volunteer! We could use a few good men & women.

Donations for Operation Snip, Newsletter & Website

Thanks to Rob Hilts & Jimmy Nofal-Hilts; Don Windelspecht & Sandra Daigler; Nathalie Gibeau, Michael Chrisner & Danyelle Brownlee. All our activities are free. Thanks for your support.

Services/Help/Goods

Troy Public Library, 100 2nd
St, 518-274-7071
See the TPL website for
offerings.

Neighborhood Meetings
Little Italy – 3rd Wed of every month; 6 @ ICC, 5th Ave
Osgood/South End 2nd Tuesday every month – 5-6 pm @ TAUM, 392 2nd Riverside – 2nd Wed @ 6:30, Troy Public Library, 100 2nd Downtown – 2nd Mon of every month .St Paul’s Guild House, State St

Operation Snip Update

Our spay/neuter program for community cats continues. Slots each Tues/Thurs for feral cats &/or strays for a fee of $60-85 including shots. Call Lynn for details – 518- 274-6434 or 518-322-1872.

Arts Center Classes

Several of our talented neighbors share their skills at the Arts Center, 265 River St, with various classes. Little Italy’s Ginny Gokhale holds 1 day business workshops (FREE) on the last Saturday of the month: Jan 30 Navigating Taxes March 27 Recordkeeping & Finances (there are workshops in Feb, April, May & June also – check the Arts Center
website for info)
Osgood’s Armando Soto
teaches Abstract Painting on
Tuesdays, 3/12-4/23 (6
sessions) @ 6-9 pm. See the
website to enroll. There is a
fee.
Pottery classes are taught by
Downtown’s Bianca Dupois &
Robilee Mcintyre – check the
website for the various
classes, times, etc.
Reminders
All dog owners should
license their canines with the
City of Troy. See the City
Clerk – Osgood’s Mara
Drogan – at City Hall, 433
River St, 5th floor.
Be Aware
The cold weather has not
kept those looking for trouble
from finding it. Please be
aware of suspicious persons
and behavior.
Apartments, Etc.
See the website for the latest
listings. Apartments are
renting quickly.
Website Update
Please check out the website
– www.wpa-troy.org – for
more listings. If you have a
listing, please make sure it is
current.
The website is undergoing
a transformation to be
more useful and current
thanks to the Park’s Heidi
& Sam. Check it out.
EVENTS
TNO – January 25
All our local merchants are
participating. Food, music,
fun. Check out all the new
shops and restaurants.
Troy Savings Bank Music
Hall Concerts at Noon
William Safford – bassoon
ensemble – Tues, Jan 8
Free. Bring your lunch for the
50 minute concert.
St. Paul’s Church Concerts
at Noon (58 Third St)
Concerts resume in Feb
Friends of Chamber Music
Trio Valtorna – Sat, Jan 26
@ 7:30 pm @ Kiggins Hall,
Emma Willard School,
Pawling Ave. Call 518-833-
1874 for tkts: $25/$15
student.
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co
The Park’s Ellen Sinopoli
continues to weave, enhance
& embellish the ESDC 2018-
19 Tapestry of Dance. Check
out the ESDC website. See
the performances; support
the company.
Troy Farmers Market
Every Sat morning from 9 to
2, inside the Atrium at Third
& River. Over 70 vendors
showcase their local
products. The place to be
seen, as well as to stock up
on healthy produce.
Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Opportunities
Proudly wear the mantle of
Zealous Nut! It is thru your
efforts that our neighborhoods
are great. Call Lynn @
518-274-6434 to volunteer
for newsletter activities,
snowblowing team, litter
patrol, etc. We need you,
your $$, your muscles and,
sometimes your brain.
Scoop Your Poop!
Enjoy
Many of our neighbors offer
life’s indulgences – dining out
at their restaurants, desserts,
jewelry, skin & hair care,
wine, books & more. Support
your local businesses. The
Troy BID website has details
on downtown businesses.
www.downtowntroy.org
We encourage our readers to
check the various websites
which focus on the positive
aspects of Troy. The BID has
all the downtown happenings
and our many art and cultural
institutions – RCHS, Arts
Center, Troy Music Hall, Troy
Music Academy, Burden Iron
Works Museum, EMPAC,
Sage College, Emma Willard,
RPI, Troy Public Library,
TAKK House – have
websites. Please check
them. We try to list many
events but we don’t catch all
of them. Use all the
resources available and
make the most of downtown
Troy!
SAVE THE DATE
Volunteer Recognition
Brunch
A Sunday morn in February.
The usual delicious goodies.
Details next month.
Need Someone to Shovel
During the Lighter Storms?
For those storms that don’t
require the snowblowing
teams, neighborhood
muscles are available.
Several of the younger
residents are happy to shovel
for a fee. Contact Lynn at
lkopka@earthlink.net or 274-
6434 for info.
Resolutions
We know that our residents
resolve to make our
community the best place to
live, work and play.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The more cooperation & the more volunteers, the more snow can be removed – 3 machines can be running at once. Please volunteer! We could use a few good men & women. Donations for Operation
Snip, Newsletter & Website
Thanks to Rob Hilts & Jimmy
Nofal-Hilts; Don
Windelspecht & Sandra
Daigler; Nathalie Gibeau,
Michael Chrisner & Danyelle
Brownlee. All our activities
are free. Thanks for your
support.
Services/Help/Goods
Troy Public Library, 100 2nd
St, 518-274-7071
See the TPL website for
offerings.
Neighborhood Meetings
Little Italy – 3rd Wed of every
month; 6 @ ICC, 5th Ave
Osgood/South End 2nd
Tuesday every month – 5-6
pm @ TAUM, 392 2nd
Riverside – 2nd Wed @ 6:30,
Troy Public Library, 100 2nd
Downtown – 2nd Mon of
every month .St Paul’s Guild
House, State St
Operation Snip Update
Our spay/neuter program for
community cats continues.
Slots each Tues/Thurs for
feral cats &/or strays for a fee
of $60-85 including shots.
Call Lynn for details – 518-
274-6434 or 518-322-1872.
2
Arts Center Classes
Several of our talented
neighbors share their skills at
the Arts Center, 265 River St,
with various classes. Little
Italy’s Ginny Gokhale holds 1
day business workshops
(FREE) on the last Saturday
of the month:
Jan 30 Navigating Taxes
March 27 Recordkeeping &
Finances
(there are workshops in Feb,
April, May & June also –
check the Arts Center
website for info)
Osgood’s Armando Soto
teaches Abstract Painting on
Tuesdays, 3/12-4/23 (6
sessions) @ 6-9 pm. See the
website to enroll. There is a
fee.
Pottery classes are taught by
Downtown’s Bianca Dupois &
Robilee Mcintyre – check the
website for the various
classes, times, etc.
Reminders
All dog owners should
license their canines with the
City of Troy. See the City
Clerk – Osgood’s Mara
Drogan – at City Hall, 433
River St, 5th floor.
Be Aware
The cold weather has not
kept those looking for trouble
from finding it. Please be
aware of suspicious persons
and behavior.
Apartments, Etc.
See the website for the latest
listings. Apartments are
renting quickly.
Website Update
Please check out the website
– www.wpa-troy.org – for
more listings. If you have a
listing, please make sure it is
current.
The website is undergoing
a transformation to be
more useful and current
thanks to the Park’s Heidi
& Sam. Check it out.
EVENTS
TNO – January 25
All our local merchants are
participating. Food, music,
fun. Check out all the new
shops and restaurants.
Troy Savings Bank Music
Hall Concerts at Noon
William Safford – bassoon
ensemble – Tues, Jan 8
Free. Bring your lunch for the
50 minute concert.
St. Paul’s Church Concerts
at Noon (58 Third St)
Concerts resume in Feb
Friends of Chamber Music
Trio Valtorna – Sat, Jan 26
@ 7:30 pm @ Kiggins Hall,
Emma Willard School,
Pawling Ave. Call 518-833-
1874 for tkts: $25/$15
student.
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co
The Park’s Ellen Sinopoli
continues to weave, enhance
& embellish the ESDC 2018-
19 Tapestry of Dance. Check
out the ESDC website. See
the performances; support
the company.
Troy Farmers Market
Every Sat morning from 9 to
2, inside the Atrium at Third
& River. Over 70 vendors
showcase their local
products. The place to be
seen, as well as to stock up
on healthy produce.
Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Opportunities
Proudly wear the mantle of
Zealous Nut! It is thru your
efforts that our neighborhoods
are great. Call Lynn @
518-274-6434 to volunteer
for newsletter activities,
snowblowing team, litter
patrol, etc. We need you,
your $$, your muscles and,
sometimes your brain.
Scoop Your Poop!
Enjoy
Many of our neighbors offer
life’s indulgences – dining out
at their restaurants, desserts,
jewelry, skin & hair care,
wine, books & more. Support
your local businesses. The
Troy BID website has details
on downtown businesses.
www.downtowntroy.org
We encourage our readers to
check the various websites
which focus on the positive
aspects of Troy. The BID has
all the downtown happenings
and our many art and cultural
institutions – RCHS, Arts
Center, Troy Music Hall, Troy
Music Academy, Burden Iron
Works Museum, EMPAC,
Sage College, Emma Willard,
RPI, Troy Public Library,
TAKK House – have
websites. Please check
them. We try to list many
events but we don’t catch all
of them. Use all the
resources available and
make the most of downtown
Troy!
SAVE THE DATE
Volunteer Recognition
Brunch
A Sunday morn in February.
The usual delicious goodies.
Details next month.
Need Someone to Shovel
During the Lighter Storms?
For those storms that don’t
require the snowblowing
teams, neighborhood
muscles are available.
Several of the younger
residents are happy to shovel
for a fee. Contact Lynn at
lkopka@earthlink.net or 274-
6434 for info.
Resolutions
We know that our residents
resolve to make our
community the best place to
live, work and play.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!