Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas In The City

The Rensselaer Youth Bureau and The Boys & Girls Club partner to present:


Boys & Girls Club, 544 Broadway Rensselaer, (518) 465-3403

Residents of Rensselaer are welcome to join in the holiday festivities!!

Free food, activities, crafts, and meet Santa in person!!

Come judge the Chili Cook-off between the Police Dept. and the Fire Dept.

Also, the Boys & Girls Clubs's annual 50-50 Super Raffle is now in full swing. With each $100 donation, participants will receive a chance to split the pot with the Boys & Girls Club. In addition, your raffle ticket is also your ticket to the organization's annual cocktail party from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at Casey's Restaurant. Tickets are available from any board member, by calling 465-3403, or by stopping by the club located at 544 Broadway.

Doane Stuart Christmas Chapel

The Doane Stuart School will celebrate its annual Christmas Chapel at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school, 199 Washington Ave. Call 465-5222 for information.

This traditional, candlelight celebration is open to the public. All guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy, to be placed under the Christmas tree; toys will be donated to local charitable organizations.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Library Events

December Events at the brand new Rensselaer Public Library
[676 East Street, Rensselaer, NY - the former Dollar Store building].

Computer Class
"Introduction to Microsoft Word"- Thursday, December 10th at 6:30 PM. Sign up is required, space is limited.

Saturday Family Storytime
"Gingerbread" Sat., Dec. 12 at 1 PM. Listen to stories and decorate cookies. No sign up required, but children must be present at start time to participate.

Friends of the Rensselaer Library is a support club that raises money and advocates for our library. New members welcome! Next meeting, Mon., Dec. 14 at 6:30 PM.

Game Day- Dec. 29th, all day, games and activities for kids ages 10-14. Drop-In Crafts will be available on the 29th, 30th and 31st.
Photos are from the library's grand opening in November (click to enlarge). Come check out this great new facility!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book signing

Ernie Mann will be signing "Railroads of Rensselaer" at Friar Tuck in the Rensselaer Train Station, Friday, December 11 from 4pm to 6pm. There should be an adequate supply of books.

Superintendent Reynolds to Retire

The Record: Rens. school chief to retire
Gordon Reynolds, the superintendent of Rensselaer City School District, will call it quits at the end of next June after a 33-year career in education.

Military Promotion

NYS Div. of Military & Naval Affairs: Rensselaer Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibility
... William Harrison from Rensselaer, NY (postal code 12144) and serving with Det 1 Company C, 1-69th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Private 1st Class.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Eagles Fundraiser

Times-Union: Eagles to present money to fire victims
A service organization will give funds they raised Saturday to victims of an Oct. 18 fire that destroyed two homes and damaged two others.

Recent News Roundup

I've been too busy to blog recently. Here's a round-up of recent news stories: