Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Thoughts

Support our troops10th Mountain Division Fort Drum

My thoughts today go out to 10th Mountain Division, based out of Fort Drum NY and their families. While many of us enjoy the privilege of picnics with family and friends our soldiers continue to search for their brothers missing since they were kidnapped on May 12th.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Prom Walk-in 2007

All Dressed up at the Scotia Glenville Prom Walk-in

I still struggle a little with the lighting in the Scotia-Glenville High auditorium, but you can’t deny we have some great looking kids around here. For the fifth year I had the pleasure of attending the pre-Prom walk-in and documenting the event in photos. This year I managed to capture 124 couples and have split the photos into two slideshows. I’m sorry if I missed you and as always, if you’d like your photo removed contact,

Scotia-Glenville Prom Walk-in 2007a

Scotia-Glenville Prom Walk-in 2007a

Monday, May 14, 2007

79th Memorial Day Parade

The 79th Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held in the village of Scotia on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:15 pm. This year’s theme is “Before You Go” to honor and thank the Veterans from World War II for preserving our way of life.

The Grand Marshall will be Colonel Karen E. Love, the 109th Mission Support Group Commander at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Glenville, NY.
Grand Marshal, Colonel Karen LoveGrand Marshall, Col Karen E. Love

Honorary Grand Marshall is Carlos M. Barrera, United States Marine, Survivor of Iwo Jima, and World War II. Following the parade, there will be a memorial service held in Collins Park near the library. Memorialized will be Herb Callinan, US Navy, and WWII aerial gunnery instructor.

“Herb Callinan was born in 1917 and passed away in February 2007. He was born in Illinois and came to Scotia after WWII.

After the war he was an FBI agent in Albany, followed by working as an investigator for the Civil Service Commission. He retired in 1975.

He was the past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, on the Board of Scotia Parks and Recreation Committee, one of the founders of the Scotia-Glenville Senior Citizens Center, the citizen of the year for the Rotary Club, and received a citation in 1998 from the NY State Assembly for work with senior citizens.

Additionally, he was a mentor at Glen-Worden School in Glenville and received the PTA Founders Day award in 2006.

Herb resided in Scotia with his wife, Alice. He has four daughters.

We honor him today as a veteran of WWII and for his outstanding service in his community. “

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Village-Wide Garage Sale IV

This year’s village-wide garage sale will be June 2, 2007! All households in Scotia and adjacent areas of Glenville are invited! Suggested hours of the sale are 9 AM to 4 PM, but each family can set their own hours to suit their sale.

Once again we’ll create a map showing where all the sales are. On the back of the map, all the sales will be listed alphabetically by street. Together the map and the list will make it easy for everyone to find the garage sales all over the Village! We’ll also take out a general ad in the Schenectady Gazette for publicity in the days leading up to the sale.

The map will be available at many Scotia businesses on Friday, June 1. Business with maps will have a neon-orange sign in their windows saying “GARAGE SALE MAPS HERE”. These maps will only be available at the businesses, so stop in your favorite Scotia business and pick one up!

To put your sale “on the map”, please give us the address of your sale and make a contribution of $7.00 to cover costs of printing the maps and the newspaper ad. All proceeds from the Village-Wide Garage Sale will go to the Flint House Museum and the Children’s Museum. Checks are preferred. Please make them out to "Cash" so they can be turned over to the Museums at the end of the sale after costs are covered.

The critical dates are:

May 29 - Last day to register a sale, Deadline 5 PM
June 1 - Maps available at local businesses
June 2 - Sale Day!

If you’d like more information, call 372-6919 or email I’ll get back to you promptly with the information you need! Questions? Click Here

If you’d like to mail your registration check, please send it to:

Village Wide Garage Sale
c/o Steve Marsh
109 Huston Street
Scotia, NY 12302

Join in the fun, tell your neighbors, and Good Luck with your sale!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Freedom Park 2007 Schedule Online

We’re still working on adding this years sponsors but if you want to see a list of the performers at Freedom Park this year, a schedule is now online.

The season launches on June 23rd with Sirsy. A new comer to Freedom Park but not to the capital district, Sirsy has been named Metroland Magazines “Best Band” for 5 years in a row. 

Sirsy June 23rd at Freedom Park