Thursday, September 22, 2011

Glenville Oktoberfest – October 1st, 2011

( Including the Jumpin’ Jack’s Mobile Food Wagon )


2011 Oktoberfest Bigger and Better!!

The date is set for 2011, join us on Saturday October 1st from Noon till 9pm (expanded hours) for the Second Annual Glenville Oktoberfest. The committee has been meeting for months and we have posted updated sponsorship and vendor applications on this website (also we designed a new logo for this year!). We added an Oktoberfest hotline for those that prefer to call with questions -- 518-620-OKTO.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

NYS Department of Transportation: Bridge Update

Sept 8, 4:30 PM

From the Schenectady County Emergency Operations Center at 4 PM,
Thursday, Sept. 8...

Effective 4 PM, NYS DOT reopened four bridges over the Mohawk River in Schenectady County - I 890, Western Gateway, Freemans Bridge and Rexford Bridge. These bridges had been closed by DOT due to the instability of Lock 9, a large debris pile, and a 6' "head" of water that had risen upriver from Lock 9.

Current predictions for flooding are somewhat improved. Lock 9 cresting at 250' at 5 PM; Lock 8 cresting at 235' at 7 PM; and Stockade and Scotia cresting at 227 at 8 PM.

There is still a large debris pile at the Lock 9 dam. From crest elevations, river height is expected to drop 2' by 8 am Friday.

Information provided by Email from the Town of Glenville

Help Needed in Scotia

One of the areas which has received the most damage is the lower Washington Ave. area of Scotia.  This area is still trying to clean up as more flood waters threaten our  friends and neighbors.

Posted on Facebook:

Many families on Washington Ave,and Shonowee Ave. in Scotia need people to help haul out and help clean their basements, and first floor. Flooring needs to be removed, sheet-rock, carpets, etc. Then they have to clean all surfaces because mildew at mold have already begun to grow on walls and sub flooring. Then they will need help with laying down new flooring, sheet-rocking walls, painting water barrier paint in basements, replacing broken basement windows, installing hot water tanks and new furnaces. Many families lost everything who live on the first floor of a 2 family home. So furniture is greatly needed. This does not begin to cover the clean up that will be needed outside their homes. If you can't donate your time, gift cards for Walmart, Kmart, Target, Loews would also be a blessing.


My parents live on Washington Ave in Scotia, and could use any of the big blowers to try to help dry out their house. they lost their basement and just about everything on their first floor. If anyone has info on renting blowers, or if there are some that could be borrowed it would be greatly appreciated. Also anyone with experience in flooring, dry wall or construction would be helpful. Thanks

If you can help contact Tom Neals at 518-378-7106