Thursday, November 30, 2006

Christmas Tree Lightening

Join the crowd on Saturday, Dec 2nd at 6:30 PM the lighting of our community holiday tree on the corner of Wallace St and Ballston Avenue.

Entertainment will be provided by Lincoln School chorus under the direction of Mrs Rice.  Decorations provided by Cub Pack 2.

Lincoln School Chorus

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Mohawk Riverfront Poll

After the last meeting held by the Village of Scotia Riverfont committee I thought it might be a good idea to poll users and find out what the folks online think about activites at Collins Park.

This is by no means a scientific poll and was not created by the committe. It’s just something I hope you will participate in and leave your comments.

To take our poll just go to or click on the link under the library photo in the upper left corner of this screen.



Monday, November 13, 2006

Holiday Mail for Our Troops

Few things annoy me more than people who continually verbalize, “I support our troops” but do nothing more than put a yellow ribbon magnet on their car.  On this Veterans Day 2006, it’s  a good time for everyone to spend their weekend not only thinking of our troops but doing something.

If you’re hoping to send any packages to our kids in Iraq or Afghanistan the time is now. According to United States Postal Service, Supporting Our Troops FAQ the following shipping dates are posted for military mail.

APO AE Zip 093

Parcel Post: Nov. 13
Space Available Mail: Nov. 27
Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 2
Priority Mail/First-Class Mail, Letter and Cards: Dec. 4
Express Mail Military Service: Not Available

APO AE Zips 090-092, 094-098;
APO AA Zip 340; 
APO AP Zip 962-966

Parcel Post: Nov. 13
Space Available Mail: Nov. 27
Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 4
Priority Mail/First-Class Mail, Letter and Cards: Dec. 11
Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 19

To make sure your package has the best chance to arrive check out the Postal Services, Military Addressing and Packing tips at

If you’re one of the few people who doesn’t have someone special in harms way I’ll share my nephew John with you. He’s the father of two and on his 2nd tour in Iraq. A package or just a card from any of you would certainly put a smile on his face and he promised to distribute any gifts to those in need.

MSG John Cavaliere
HHC, 2/10th MTN DIV
UNIT #43048
APO AE 09322
On watch: Sgt. 1st Class John Cavaliere, 2nd Brigade Combat Team personal security detachment noncommissioned officer in charge, guards a room the 2nd BCT commander and command sergeant major occupy during their visit to different areas of operation in Iraq. Cavaliere's job is to ensure the safety of 2nd BCT leaders. Photo by Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie
       As featured in the Fort Drum Blizzard

Here’s a list of popular items…
1.  Baby Wipes
2.  Hand sanitizer
3.  Bar Soap
4.  Deodorant
5.  Magazines (Sports, Car, Hunting, Fishing, etc)
6.  Puzzle books

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Holidays at the Flint House

The Friends of the Flint House will be holding the Annual Holiday Open House at the Flint House on Sunday, November 19th from 1 – 4 PM.

Donations of $5 for Adults,  $2 for kids under 12 will be accepted.

Highlights include:

Dutch Colonial Christmas

Kid’s Craft Program

Victorian Christmas

Hot chocolate

Christmas cookies

Special visit with St. Nicholas

St Nicholas visits the Flint House

The Flint House is located at 421 South Reynolds St.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Election Results for the Village

One of the benefits of a small town is that our candidates actually go door to door to answer questions and respond to any incorrect messages. 

CBS6 Click here  to see our candidates for mayor.

As always, is a neutral party but we do encourage all our friends to get out and vote on Tuesday November 7th.  We’ll be watching the results published by Schenectady County Board of Elections.  Results will be posted on Tuesday night as soon as we can get them.