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Duck Hunting in the Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve

Date: October 1, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Clerk

Duck Hunting in the Vischer Ferry Preserve The Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve in Clifton Park will be officially closed to recreational users but open for duck hunters in designated areas from October 11 thought October 17, 2014. Hunters must register prior to entering the preserve in the Clifton […]

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CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is currently accepting winter coats

Date: September 30, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is currently accepting new and gently-used winter coats (infant – Adult sizes) for its 4th annual Coats for CAPTAIN drive. The coats will be distributed to those in need throughout the month of October. Donations of clean winter coats may be dropped off at The […]

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Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet!

Date: September 25, 2014 | Submitted by: *Nobody

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Congratulations the the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County!

Date: September 25, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

The Town of Clifton Park is happy to congratulate Chamber President Peter Bardunias and his team at the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County for being named the winner of The Business Council of New York State’s Chamber of the Year Award. The Chamber was awarded this honor at the recent […]

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Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library to Shelter Students In Case of Emergenc

Date: September 25, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library has entered into an agreement with the Shenendehowa School District to provide shelter to the students of Arongen and Shatekon in the event of an emergency or disaster. The Library will be closed from 9am to approximately 10am on Friday, October 17, in order to […]

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Fall Shredding Day, October 5th, Clifton Park Center Mall

Date: September 24, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Development

The Town of Clifton Park, in partnership with Clifton Park Center and 3N Document Destruction, will host its Town Paper Shredding Day on Sunday, October 5th from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Clifton Park Center parking lot near the Olive Garden. Residents are encouraged to bring sensitive documents they […]

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First Friday at the Grooms Tavern, September 26th

Date: September 23, 2014 | Submitted by: Parks, Recreation, and Community Affairs

Click Below to learn more about First Friday! September 26th, Remembering the Dearly Departed

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Two Towns-One Book Contenders Revealed

Date: September 16, 2014 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The search for the perfect book for the Friends of the CPH Library, TTOB 2015 Community Read began on May 4 with book nominations from the Clifton Park – Halfmoon library community. Nominations ended June 14. During the summer months, our Book Selection Committee narrowed 150+ community nominations to five […]

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Free Fun Day at the Edge October 11

Date: September 16, 2014 | Submitted by: The Edge Halfmoon

YOU READ IT RIGHT – EVERYTHING’S FREE !! SATURDAY, OCT. 11   1:00PM – 5:00PM

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Zoning Board Meeting Cancelled, September 16, 2014

Date: September 16, 2014 | Submitted by: Zoning Board

Due to no items on tonight’s Zoning Board agenda, the Zoning Board Meeting will be cancelled. For questions, please contact the Clifton Park Building Department at (518) 371-6702.

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Clifton Park Farm Fest, September 20th and 21st!

Date: September 15, 2014 | Submitted by: Parks, Recreation, and Community Affairs

Farm Fest 2014 Brochure

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CAPTAIN & Capital District Consulting Offer Affordable College Essay Prep!

Date: September 15, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

Capital District Consulting in conjunction with CAPTAIN is proud to offer for the first time, a College Essay Prep course. Taught by recently retired Shenendehowa English teacher, Deborah Bouchard, with decades of experience instructing the college essay format, College Essay Prep will address all phases of the process of crafting a dynamic […]

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2014 Farm Fest Brochure Available

Date: September 12, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

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Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Budget Passes

Date: September 12, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

On Thursday, September 11, 2014 residents of Clifton Park and Halfmoon approved the 2015 Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library tax levy of $3,975,021 by a vote of 708 to 126 for the purpose of funding the planned operating budget of $4,099,827. David Golden was re-elected to fill one of the three […]

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Message from Supervisor Phil Barrett Regarding Route 146 Roadway Repairs

Date: September 11, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

The New York State Department of Transportation has informed the Town of an upcoming paving and improvement project along the Route 146 corridor from the Riverview Road and Route 146 intersection to just east of the intersection of Route 146 and 146A. Details on these projects are in the Department of […]

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2014 Summer Reading Clubs are a HUGE success!

Date: September 8, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Congratulations to all who participated in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs! Over 1,100 children, young adults and adults were registered in the library’s four reading programs. The library hosted over 100 events for children and teens, with over 4,600 people attending those programs. The library had 60 […]

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Clifton Park Citizen Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Sessions Through the Community Emergency Response Team

Date: September 7, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Development

Join the Town Team, the Clifton Park Community Emergency Response Team. Supervisor Phil Barrett announces Clifton Park’s Emergency & Disaster Preparedness classes will start September 18, 2014. Sessions cover a variety of topics from severe weather risks, household and fire threats to epidemics and terrorist shooter events. Attendees learn how […]

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Two Towns One Book – Top 5 Contenders to be Revealed September 11

Date: September 5, 2014 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

View the Friends Website View the Two Towns One Book Website Shop Our Value Partners To join the Friends of the Library, download a membership form.  

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Democratic Primary, September 9, 2014, Noon to 9 PM

Date: September 4, 2014 | Submitted by: Director of Communications and Technology

On September 9, 2014, there will be a Democratic Primary for Governor and State Senate in the Town of Clifton Park. For more information please contact the Saratoga County Board of Elections at (518) 885-2249 or Town Hall at (518) 371-6651.

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News from the Town Supervisor, Phil Barrett

Date: September 4, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

Message from Town Supervisor Phil Barrett This is the time of year when many of us will be sealing the driveway.  If you perform this task yourself, you will have empty driveway sealer buckets to throw in the garbage.  Please consider recycling the heavy plastic containers at the Clifton Park […]

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Water Shut Off Notice for Pierce Road

Date: August 28, 2014 | Submitted by: *Nobody

Due to a water main leak, the Clifton Park Water Authority will be shutting down service for approximately an hour on Pierce Road, Commerce Road, and Ushers Road between Pierce Road and Wooddale Drive.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Service should be reinstated today after 12:00 PM, Thursday, August 28th.

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Fall Basketball Program Available at the Edge Halfmoon

Date: August 27, 2014 | Submitted by: The Edge Halfmoon

The YFC Adventure Center and The Edge Halfmoon is featuring a Fall Basketball Program for boys and girls in 5th and 6th grade. We’ll focus on drills & skills and scrimmage play each night. The program runs Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 PM from September 8 through […]

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Farm Fest 2014 Scheduled for September 20 & 21

Date: August 26, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

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Mapleline Drive “Speed Humps” to be Removed

Date: August 22, 2014 | Submitted by: Highway Department

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Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees Candidate Announced

Date: August 21, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Clifton Park, NY – The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees announced as of the legislated deadline of 5 pm on August 12, 30 days prior to the scheduled Budget and Trustee Vote, one eligible candidate has filed a petition to run for one of the three Clifton Park […]

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No Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting September 2, 2014

Date: August 21, 2014 | Submitted by: Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Appeals will not meet on the scheduled date of September 2, 2014. There are no applications to be heard for this meeting.  The next meeting will be held September 16, 2014.

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Paving Work on Clifton Park Center Road – August 18 through 21

Date: August 14, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

On Monday, August 18, paving preparation work will begin for the final stage of roadway resurfacing on Clifton Park Center Road. This location will be from the intersection with Garden Drive westward to the intersection of Moe Road. When the paving process is underway, traffic will be directed by signage […]

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CDYFC After School Programs available in September

Date: August 14, 2014 | Submitted by: Youth for Christ Adventure Center & Edge Halfmoon

  Look no further! Your after-school care concerns have ended.   The After School Program @ The Edge Adventure Center will be a fun and safe place for your children to attend while you finish the business day.  Opening this September!! Click on the ad below to find out more information and […]

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GLOBALFOUNDARIES Institutes First-Ever “Engineers Day” at Trinity Alliance for Inner-City Summer Camp Children, ages 5-12

Date: August 12, 2014 | Submitted by: GLOBALFOUNDRIES

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UPCOMING ROAD REPAIR AND CLOSURES

Date: August 7, 2014 | Submitted by: Highway Department

UPDATE**Clifton Park Center Road Closure**UPDATE Clifton Park Center Road to Close August 7th, 2014 Clifton Park Center Road will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, August 7th, AND NOT August 6th, as previously planned, from 8:00 AM until approximately 2:00 PM. The area affected will be from Moe Road westerly to […]

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Blood Drive at Clifton Park Town Hall Aug. 13

Date: August 5, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Clerk

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National Night Out in Clifton Park, Tuesday August 5, 2014

Date: August 5, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Development

Clifton Park will be celebrating the 10th Annual National Night Out Against Crime event in the Clifton Common on August 5th, 2014, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Clifton Common Basketball Courts. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join the Town and special guests Siena Head […]

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Taste of Southern Saratoga Will Have Mouths Watering

Date: August 4, 2014 | Submitted by: Twin Bridges Rotary

The top restaurants and food purveyors of the Southern Saratoga area of New York’s Capital Region will come together September 13 to show off their best fare at the first ever Taste of Southern Saratoga, sponsored by Twin Bridges Rotary, hosted by Sportsplex of Halfmoon. The event will be held […]

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Community Arts and Culture Commission Announces Photo Contest

Date: August 4, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Arts and Culture Commission

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Free Babysitting Certification Course Available

Date: July 31, 2014

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Southern Saratoga YMCA Presents 2014 Father / Daughter Events

Date: July 29, 2014 | Submitted by: Southern Saratoga YMCA

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2015 Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Budget Announced

Date: July 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library has announced a 2015 budget proposal for district resident approval in a vote scheduled for September 11th at the library. The total 2015 proposed budget expenditure is $4,099,827. The total tax levy is $3,975,021, a 1.86% increase over 2014, and […]

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August 1st, 2014 – Stewardship Hike in the Ushers Road State Forest

Date: July 25, 2014 | Submitted by: Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory Committee

“Explore Nature” Hike Ushers Road State Forest with us The Open Space Coordinator, with members of the Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee, will be continuing their ongoing series of “working hikes.”The purpose of these hikes is to evaluate conditions and future needs at these town-owned nature preserves, parks and […]

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Yankees Stadium Bus Trip for Tigers Vs. Yankees at FANTASTIC price

Date: July 17, 2014 | Submitted by: Manoj Express

Click Here for Details Readers of this Site can get 10% Off!

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Clifton Park Center Road Paving Alert

Date: July 17, 2014 | Submitted by: Highway Department

Beginning Monday, July 21, at 7:00 AM, prep work will be done by our contractor on Clifton Park Center Road followed by asphalt overlay. The section to be improved will be from Vischer Ferry Road at Town Hall easterly to the intersection with Moe Road. The Work Zone will have […]

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UPDATE: Clifton Park Highway Department Update: Renovations Occurring on Clifton Country Road

Date: July 15, 2014 | Submitted by: Highway Department

CORRECTION:Work will begin Monday evening July 14, and continue the evenings of July 15, 16, 17, finishing Friday Public Notice: Clifton Park Highway Department Update: Renovations Occurring on Clifton Country Road Latest update on the road paving project for Clifton Country Road — The milling process will begin this evening […]

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A Special ‘Thank You’ to those who make the 4th of July All Possible

Date: July 15, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

I am pleased to report that the Town of Clifton Park had another fun and safe 4th of July celebration! Thousands of people attended the parade, shared in music, games, food, rides and crafts with an amazing fireworks display that ended the day’s activities. The fireworks display, an event enjoyed […]

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Not So Common Players Presents Roger and Hammerstein’s State Fair Performance

Date: July 15, 2014 | Submitted by: Not So Common Players

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Boscov’s Discount Shopping Coupons Avaiilable at the Center

Date: July 14, 2014 | Submitted by: Shenendehowa Adult Community Center

The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, now has Boscov’s discount shopping coupons available, in conjunction with their Friend’s Helping Friend’s community outreach program. For more information, please contact the Center at 383-1343. The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center is the focal point for many of the senior community […]

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Klezmer & Kosher Festival July 13 at 3PM

Date: July 13, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

Klezmer & Kosher Festival Sunday, July 13th, 3pm at Shmaltz Brewery 6 Fairchild Sq. Clifton Park (exit 10) Nosh on a wide variety of Kosher favorites, sip some He’Brew Beers, tour the Shmaltz Brewery, and enjoy the melodies of live Klezmer music. 3-4 pm Der Kleiner Klezmer Orchestra followed by […]

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Help Support the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Date: July 8, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

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Road Closures for 4th of July Parade Notice

Date: July 2, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The July 4th Celebration in Clifton Park will have certain roads closed off throughout the day to the public to allow for the day’s events. The parade will take place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The route will travel from the Route 146 entrance of the Shenendehowa Central School […]

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15.5 Powerful Reasons to Make Goal Setting a Habit

Date: June 30, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

Everybody knows that the concept of goals exists, right? The reality though is that only about 5% of business people have written goals and a plan for achieving them. Would it be any surprise that the most successful business people are conscious intentional goal setters!? I hope not… If you […]

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You Can Improve Productivity By 50%

Date: June 30, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

“What we need is not more knowing, but more doing!” Many years ago, Charles Schwab, CEO of the Bethlehem Steel Company was talking with a management consultant. The consultant inferred to helping Schwab’s people gain more knowledge around managing. Schwab issued the famous words “What we need around here is […]

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Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation is hosting a Flashback 80s Dance Party!

Date: June 27, 2014 | Submitted by: Nick's Flight to be Healed Foundation

Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation is hosting a Flashback 80s Dance Party! Please join us for food, music, dancing, raffles and more! Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Time: 6pm-10pm Place: Vapor Night Club, Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Casino and Raceway Cost: $50 per person [Must be 21 to attend.] Register online at the Foundation’s […]

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Clifton Park Highway Department Update: Renovations Occurring on Clifton Country Road

Date: June 25, 2014 | Submitted by: Highway Department

Public Notice: Clifton Park Highway Department Update: Renovations Occurring on Clifton Country Road Work is scheduled to begin on Clifton Country Road, located at the center of the Exit 9 Commercial District in Clifton Park. Road construction will begin, and take place overnight, on Monday and Tuesday, July 7th and […]

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Join us at the 2014 Town of Clifton Park July 4th Celebration!

Date: June 24, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

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Library Trustee Candidates Sought for 2015

Date: June 24, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library are seeking candidates for three library trustee positions that expire on December 31, 2014. The three trustee positions represent Clifton Park. In order to qualify, candidates are required to be registered voters residing in the town of Clifton Park. Employees […]

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3 ‘C’s to Immediately Increase Sales

Date: June 23, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

I believe that just about every business wants to increase sales. This starts by changing the way you look at sales. When you look at anything differently, you become aware of new possibilities. For example: You most likely have a sales process that you follow. Does your process focus on […]

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Luck Favors Goal Achievers

Date: June 23, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

There is a small percentage of people who are intentional conscious goal setters. They establish written measurable goals in every area of their life. It’s no coincidence that these people have the greatest amounts of success, status, power, influence, wealth, happiness, and balance in their lives. Are you in this […]

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Woodin Road Closed, Thursday, June 19th

Date: June 19, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Due to an accident earlier in the day, Woodin Road (between Sitterly Road and Grooms Road) will be closed for the rest of the day in order for National Grid to make much needed repairs to a utility pole and electric lines. For the time being, neighborhoods around the Exit […]

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Fact2Film Festival!

Date: June 18, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Development

The Town of Clifton Park Congratulates the winners of the Fact2Film Festival! The Shenendehowa Community Coalition proudly announces that the film submitted by Shen students Lindsey Bulger, Matt Pugliano, Marina Lizano, Crystal Medina and Madison Fama won the Fact2Film festival. Their originally submitted film can be viewed here and these […]

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You’re Fired!

Date: June 16, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

You’re Fired! You most likely remember Donald Trump’s famous line from The Apprentice: “You’re Fired!” Although those words are something nobody ever wants to hear, it can be a positive experience. “Litwak, you’re wacked!” you might be saying. I’ll show you how to make it positive. It just takes some […]

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Join fellow Clifton Park residents in the Independence Day celebration on July 4th at the Clifton Common in Clifton Park NY

Date: June 12, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

When: Friday July 4th from noon to 10:00 PM Where: The Clifton Common in Clifton Park NY Admission Cost: Free Clifton Park, NY – The Independence Day (July 4th) Celebration kicks off with a parade starting at the Shenendehowa campus on Route 146 in Clifton Park, NY at noon. The […]

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CAPTAIN Announces Free Summer Peace Camp

Date: June 12, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

CAPTAIN is pleased to announce the 20th annual Peace Camp program for youth in grades 1 – 6, living in the Shenendehowa School District. Peace Camp will be held from July 14 – July 31 (Monday-Thursday) at Cheryl’s Lodge in Halfmoon Heights (formerly Turf Community Park). Peace Camp focuses on […]

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Town Board Meeting Public Access Postponed

Date: June 10, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Board

Due to technical difficulties from Time Warner Cable, the June 9th, 2014, Town Board Meeting will not be shown at the regularly scheduled time of Tuesday’s at 7:00 PM. It will be postponed and shown on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 7:00 PM on the Time Warner Cable Government Access […]

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Sunday Evening Performances This Summer at The Common

Date: June 10, 2014 | Submitted by: Parks, Recreation, and Community Affairs

We have a great lineup for the whole family this summer! All performances begin at 7:00 P.M. on the Clifton Common Stage. June 29 – Clifton Park Community Chorus An energetic, fun-loving multi-generational group singing seasonal songs to show tunes, classic to contemporary, toe-tapping to tender, melodious and memorable. July […]

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Saratoga County Workshop on Farmland Leasing

Date: June 9, 2014 | Submitted by: Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory

Saratoga County Workshop on Farmland Leasing Thurs., June 26, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ballston Spa, there will be a workshop focused on leasing farmland. Leasing farmland is a significant piece of the puzzle as to how owners of some large parcels – have the […]

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5 Attributes to Develop for S.A.L.E.S Success

Date: June 2, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

With competition across all industries at an all-time high, salespeople need to be better now than ever. There is still business to be had. It’s simply going to the sellers who have set themselves apart from the rest. It’s important for salespeople (experienced or not) to go back to basics. […]

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Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory Committee Offering Guided Bicycle Ride

Date: May 30, 2014 | Submitted by: Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory

Ride with Us on a Guided Bike Tour: Out Trails Subcommittee is leading a Guided Bicycle Ride on Sunday, June 8, meet up by 12:45 pm at the Vischer Ferry Fire Station at the intersection of Crescent Rd. and Riverview Road. Ride will begin at 1 p.m. Helmets required. 10-mile […]

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Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern New York Offers Spanish Speaking Educational Empowerment Seminar June 3

Date: May 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY is offering a free Spanish educational empowerment seminar for individuals who suffer from the devastating effects of Arthritis. The Spanish-language Arthritis Basics for Change (ABC) program is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Centro Civico, 143 East Main Street, Amsterdam, New York. […]

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6th Annual Soul of Shabbat Concert

Date: May 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

To RSVP or donate prizes for the Benefit Silent Auction contact 495-0779 or email jwc@cliftonparkchabad.com. No affiliation or membership necessary; all Jewish women are invited! Couvert is $15 Prepaid or $18 at the door Event Committee includes Carol Cherkosly, Charlene Dubuque, Hadas Gartiez, Renee Speigel, and Layne Zagorski. Chaya-Bracha is […]

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Community Conversation – Heroin: Not my kid…What if it was your kid?

Date: May 28, 2014

Heroin: Not my kid…What if it was your kid? Clifton Park, NY – CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services hosts Community Conversation addressing the heroin epidemic in our community. Parents and children cannot afford to miss this evening! Learn everything you need to know to keep your family safe. Heroin: Not […]

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6 Truths CEOs (and other Executives) Absolutely Need To Know and Master

Date: May 26, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

TRUTH (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3): the body of true statements and propositions At Paradigm, we’ve worked with thousands of business people over the last 25 years. As a result, 6 significant […]

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Company Presidents: These Are Obstacles To Your Sales Teams Success

Date: May 26, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

Are your sellers bringing in as much new business as they could be? Most likely the answer is “no”. If so, here is a list of obstacles that may be standing in the way. I think you will find it pretty comprehensive. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, […]

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Town of Clifton Park Announces Open Space & Nature Photo Contest 2014

Date: May 20, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Town of Clifton Park Announces Open Space & Nature Photo Contest 2014 Contest Runs Through June 14, 2014 In support of the Celebration of Open Space & Nature held May 17 at eight (8) nature preserves and parks in Clifton Park, an Open Space Contest for all amateur photographers is […]

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10 Lessons on Customer Loyalty- From a Car Dealer?

Date: May 19, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

“The purpose of all business is to attract and maintain customers.” Peter Drucker “There are only two roles, regardless of business or industry: Serve your customers to the best of your ability Prepare to serve your customers to the best of your ability” Ray Overdorff It’s hard to argue with […]

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Stay Cool This Summer

Date: May 15, 2014 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

There are few things more frustrating on a hot summer day than an air conditioning system that won’t start up. Of course, an air conditioning system that turns on but cannot cool down your home is no better. There are a number of different problems that you may experience with […]

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American Jewish Heritage Torah Sunday, May 18th

Date: May 14, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

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6 Things Which Will Make Your Sales Process More Effective

Date: May 12, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

For as simple as this idea is, it is hard to bet against doing the basics really well! Sales Success Requires a Full Funnel and a Full Pipeline How are you doing with measurement and accountability of your sales process? How are you doing with your sales plan for the […]

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Have you heard about the Fact2Film Festival?

Date: May 9, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Have you heard about the Fact2Film Festival? This interactive event will be held at the Little Theater Shenedehowa Highs school East, in Clifton Park, NY from 6-9PM on June 10, 2014. The Fact2Film Festival is a community based video competition designed to bring about conversations and commitment. Interested in being […]

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Clifton Park Open Spaces Day, May 17th

Date: May 6, 2014 | Submitted by: Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory Committee

Clifton Park Featuring Inaugural Celebration of Nature & Open Space Day The Town of Clifton Park Town Board and the Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee members invite the public to come outside and explore the best natural places within Clifton Park on Saturday, May 17, 2014 for an inaugural […]

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Dramatically Improve Your Networking Results

Date: May 5, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

Networking is a great way for Entrepreneurs and Professional Sellers to generate leads and get appointments with prospects. More leads- more appointments- more sales. The formula is pretty simple. Why then are so many not taking full advantage of the networking opportunities they have? I hear a lot: “I’m just […]

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Time After Time Performance – May 2nd & 4th

Date: May 2, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Community Chorus

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Free Presentation of 2015 Trip to Austria/Germany/Switzerland

Date: May 2, 2014 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library will present a free slide show presentation on Mon, May 12 at 6:00pm at the Library to introduce a trip “Exploring the Alpine Countries: Austria, Bavaria and Switzerland” from April 23-May 5, 2015. This trip will begin in Vienna and end in Lucerne, […]

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Sleep Out and Benefit Concert Fundraiser at Congress Park April 12

Date: April 30, 2014 | Submitted by: *Nobody

Join us on April 12th – April 13th as we ‘sleep out’ in solidarity with those struggling with homelessness and raise awareness in our community. CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services and the Shelters of Saratoga Street Outreach teams and Code Blue Saratoga are organizations that offer services to homeless youth […]

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Walk to Cure Arthritis Less Than 3 Weeks Away!

Date: April 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

Join the Movement Today! The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY announces the Walk to Cure Arthritis 2014 on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Crossing in Colonie. Walk begins at 10 am. Fundraising goal for the Walk to Cure Arthritis is $125,000. Participants can join nearly the 1,000 registered walkers […]

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Free Fascial Clinic to prevent and heal Plantar Fascitis

Date: April 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Fascial Connections, Virginia Touhey

Starting a new running program? Then you need to read on: Plantar Fascitis is one of the most common injuries for runners. Start your program out on pain free feet. Many people don’t believe they need to stretch, more of them say they don’t have the time. You will have […]

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LEGO Competition at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: April 28, 2014

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library recently hosted a LEGO Competition for children in grades K through 5. Pictured are the competition judges, Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett, Janice Broadhead and Halfmoon Supervisor Kevin Tollisen along with the winners of the K-2 Division Sophia and Richard Prentice, and the winners of […]

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RIGHT ACTION Leads to Achievement

Date: April 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

Here is a powerful concept for you, one which will help you and your organization reach new levels of achievement, production, profit, and success. It is the concept of RIGHT ACTION. RIGHT ACTION is: The RIGHT PEOPLE Doing the RIGHT THINGS In the RIGHT WAY At the RIGHT TIME For […]

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Town to Host Paper Shredding Day

Date: April 24, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Town to Host Paper Shredding Day A Great Way for Residents to Dispose of Sensitive Documents, Safely and Securely Clifton Park, NY –The Town of Clifton Park, in partnership with Clifton Park Center and 3N Document Destruction, will host its Town Paper Shredding Day on Sunday, May 4th from 1 […]

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Jammin for JP Event

Date: April 23, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

JP Honsinger, son of Donna and Jay Honsinger, was recently diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type C disease. Niemann Pick is a rare neurodegenerative disease also known as Childhood Alzheimer’s. The family, friends of the family and JP’s school will be having an event, Jammin for JP, at Shenenedehowa High School […]

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Town of Clifton Park’s Trails and Parks Cleanup Set for April 27th

Date: April 22, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Town of Clifton Park’s Trails and Parks Cleanup Set for April 27th Those looking to give back to their community can help to ready town trails for spring and summer Clifton Park, NY — The Town of Clifton Park will be holding a community Clean-Up Day on April 27th. With […]

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Meeting and Information Flow – How Well Do You Do This?

Date: April 21, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

While working with a client on implementing a meeting and information flow routine, I realized that this is an important discipline all high performing organizations have, regardless of size. So I decided to share! I took this from “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” by Verne Harnish. (A great read by the […]

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National Children’s Book Week – May 12 – May 18 Books for Babies

Date: April 18, 2014 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library invite Library District parents or grandparents of a newborn (up to six months old) to join us in celebrating National Children’s Book Week (May 12 ~ May 18, 2014) with “Books for Babies”. If you are a Library District parent or grandparent […]

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Volunteer Recognition/Community Celebration on May 14

Date: April 18, 2014 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will hold their Volunteer Recognition/Community Celebration event on Wed, May 14 in the Program Rooms of the Library. Starting at 6:30pm our Volunteer Recognition portion of the evening will take place by invitation only for Volunteers of the Friends. At 7:15 the […]

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BULK WASTE PICKUP SET FOR APRIL 28th TO MAY 25th

Date: April 16, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

BULK WASTE PICKUP SET FOR APRIL 28th TO MAY 25th Town of Clifton Park Continues Annual, Free Bulk Waste Pickup Program The Town of Clifton Park has solidified plans for the 2014 Bulk Waste Pick-up service provided free to residents. County Waste will conduct the curbside bulk waste collection beginning […]

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A Paradigm Shift Which Will Increase Sales

Date: April 14, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

Competition is at an all-time high, regardless of industry. That’s a fact. You and your people might experience this in difficulty securing prospect meetings, competitive bidding on new sales and repeat business, and (hopefully not) lost sales to another company. So professional sellers need to do something to set themselves […]

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Shenendehowa Apple Blossom Festival – April 26th

Date: April 14, 2014 | Submitted by: Rotary Club of Shenendehowa

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Clifton Park Yard Waste Pickup Starts April 21st

Date: April 10, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

FREE TOWNWIDE YARD WASTE PICK-UP TO BEGIN-MONDAY, APRIL 21 Through an agreement with the Town of Clifton Park, County Waste will begin free yard waste pick-up for all residents starting Monday, April 21. Collection will continue through November. Leaves and brush will be collected in brown paper yard waste bags […]

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Barney Road Golf Course Opening April 12th

Date: April 10, 2014 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

BARNEY ROAD GOLF COURSE OPENING SATURDAY, APRIL 12th Public Golf Course Located in Clifton Park Center Opening for the Season The Town of Clifton Park is pleased to announce the opening of the Barney Road Golf Course on April 12th. The golf course will be open, weather permitting, daily, from […]

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Not So Common Players of Clifton Park Presents

Date: April 9, 2014 | Submitted by: Not So Common Players

Submitted by: Not So Common Players Not So Common Players will present their Spring 2014 production of A…My Name Will Always Be Alice on April 4-6 and 10-13. The production will take place in the Community Room at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Moe Road in Clifton Park. The […]

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Community Arts and Culture Commission 2014 Arts Grant Funding

Date: April 8, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Arts and Culture Commission

The Town of Clifton Park has made available up to $1,000 in grant funds through its Community Arts and Culture Commission (CACC) to give to local organizations and artists to support visual, media, literary and many other forms of art in town. The goal of these grants is to enhance […]

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NOTICE: Pierce Road – Lane Closure

Date: April 8, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

NOTICE: Pierce Road – Lane Closure UTILITY CONSTRUCTION WORK THURSDAY – APRIL 10, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Construction work requiring the closure of one lane of traffic will commence at 7:00 AM, Thursday, April 10th. This work will be in the area of 743 Pierce Road. Construction crews will […]

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I Need an Organizational Chart? Of Course!

Date: April 7, 2014 | Submitted by: Paradigm Associates LLC, Howard Litwak

“The way people are organized in a business enterprise can have a critical impact on overall operating effectiveness, efficiency, and in turn, bottom line profitability.” – Eric Flamholtz “Why do I need an organizational chart?” I was asked by a Company President. “We only have 10 people!” “Well, that’s true.” […]

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Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day April 22 at the Library

Date: April 7, 2014 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Back by popular demand on Tue, April 22 at 6pm, Fred Breglia, will present a show and tell program of the most effective pruning and mulching techniques for your yard and garden in the Program Rooms of the Library. Fred Breglia, is the Director of the George Landis Arboretum in […]

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Free Rabies Clinic-Sponsored by Saratoga County Animal Shelter

Date: April 4, 2014 | Submitted by: Animal Control

Free Rabies Clinic Microchip Clinic – $20, performed by 911PetChip Held Saturday April, 5th, 2014, at the Clifton Park Public Safety Building on the corner of Maxwell Road and Route 146 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM For more information Call 371-6756, Clifton Park Animal Control

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Digital Magazines and More…Now Available at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: March 31, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand. By using the RBdigital gateway and Zinio for Libraries through the Digital Shelf at www.cphlibrary.org, patrons of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will have […]

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Spring Invitational and Auto Show to Kick off 2014 Car Show Season

Date: March 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

Through the longest, snowiest and coldest winter in recent memory, automobile enthusiasts throughout the Northeast have waited patiently for the surest sign of spring, the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s longstanding Spring Invitational and Auto Show. With the 2014 edition set to be filmed for Dennis Gage’s wildly popular My Classic Car […]

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Announcement from the Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department

Date: March 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

FROM: Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department CONTACT: 1AC Ken Graves JONESVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN 4th ANNUAL STATEWIDE “RECRUITNY” WEEKEND TO HELP INCREASE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS Recruitment Open House to be Held at Jonesville Fire District April 26-27, 2014 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Station #2 at 629 […]

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CAPTAIN & Capital District Consulting Offer Affordable SAT Prep Course!

Date: March 18, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

Captain is proud to offer SAT Prep with Capital District Consulting, a company whose mission is self-improvement. Thirty percent of the course fee will be donated to CAPTAIN programs and services. SAT Prep specializes in strategies and techniques that all students should know before taking the SAT. The stated goal […]

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Shenendehowa Rotary Announces Apple Blossom Festival

Date: March 18, 2014 | Submitted by: Rotary Club of Shenendehowa

Shenendehowa Rotary in conjunction with the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway and Riverview Orchards will be holding an Apple Blossom Festival at Riverview Orchards on Saturday April 26th from 9am-4pm. All events take place at Riverview Orchards, 660 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY. The Apple Blossom Festival will feature entertainment for the […]

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Babysitting Course Available

Date: March 13, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

A new babysitting program that surpasses and enlarges the content and curriculum utilized by the American Red Cross Babysitting Class. The program is designed and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics Instruction provided by certified Clifton Park-Halfmoon Ambulance Paramedic Christina Frangella Location—CPHM Emergency Corps, 15 Crossings Boulevard, Clifton Park, […]

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Maintaining Healthy Fascia at Home

Date: March 12, 2014 | Submitted by: Fascial Connections, Virginia Touhey

Where do you see yourself next month? Back to lifting your children? Back to cutting hair? Back to long distance driving? Back to your regular sports activities? Let’s work on your goals together. In the world of “Fascia”, we are all connected. If our thumb is restricted it creates restricted […]

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Friends of Library Annual Meeting March 19

Date: March 12, 2014 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Please join the Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library for our Annual Business Meeting at 6:30pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 19, in the Library’s Program Room A. The Annual Meeting will include our Annual Report, Financial Audit Report and Changes to By-Laws. The Annual Meeting is at 6:30pm […]

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Town of Clifton Park Community Emergency Response Team announces exciting Spring training

Date: February 19, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Town Emergency Preparedness classes start in March, 2014 for the town of Clifton Park’s Community Emergency Response Team Training, CERT. CERT is a federally certified program that provides essential preparedness and disaster response training for town residents and future volunteers. Recognizing that all emergencies start local and end local, the […]

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Health Transformation Program at Rugani Family Chiropractic

Date: February 18, 2014 | Submitted by: Rugani Family Chiropractic

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Shenendehowa Rotary accepting scholarship applications

Date: February 14, 2014 | Submitted by: Rotary Club of Shenendehowa

Shenendehowa Rotary is accepting applications for a $500 Scholarship that is awarded annually to a graduating senior in the Shenendehowa School District community. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who is judged to display the best combination of dedication to school, community, work and plans for the future. […]

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Shenendehowa Community Coalition Speaks Out Against Teen Drinking

Date: February 12, 2014 | Submitted by: Shenendehowa Community Coalition/The Prevention Council of Saratoga County

It is important to understand the legal and physical repercussions of underage drinking and substance abuse. Our friends with the Shenendehowa Community Coalition have made this great informational video expressing some startling statistics and ways to help talk with your kids about teen alcohol use and the negative effects of […]

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Winterfest’s CERT Winners and Update

Date: February 11, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Development

The winner of the Town of Clifton Park’s Disaster Awareness Preparedness Program’s “Guess the Number of Candy Hearts” was young Anna Izzo. There were 762 hearts in the kids only “Guess the Number” jar on the Town Display table. Anna was the closest guess with 750. Seventy-five, (75) kids of […]

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CACC at Winterfest 2014

Date: February 8, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Arts and Culture Commission

Jamie and Alex showcase upcoming events and opportunities through the Community Arts and Culture Committee at the 23rd Annual Winterfest held at the Clifton Park Center Mall on February 8th, 2014.  

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CAPTAIN Offers Free Tax Preparation for Qualified Individuals and Families

Date: February 6, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is pleased to offer free tax preparation for individuals with an earned income below $51,000. Tax preparation at CAPTAIN guarantees NO COSTS AND NO HIDDEN FEES, and your taxes will be prepared by an IRS Certified volunteer. Please Bring to Your Appointment: Bank account and […]

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Snowshoe Stewardship Walk at North Woods Nature Preserve

Date: February 5, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

On Friday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. a snowshoe walk will be led by town staff at the North Woods Nature Preserve, an 80-acre natural area in Country Knolls.  Meet at the entrance located between 38 and 40 Shadow Wood Way, off of Blue Spruce Lane.  Please bring your own […]

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Bus Trip to Hyde Park & Culinary Institute On Sat, May 17

Date: February 3, 2014 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library are sponsoring a bus trip to Hyde Park and the Culinary Institute of America for a tour of the newly designed Franklin Roosevelt Library and Home and a gourmet lunch at the Culinary Institute. Weather permitting, an optional walk on the Walkway Across […]

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Myofascial Release Clinic at Fleet Feet Feb. 25

Date: February 3, 2014 | Submitted by: Fascial Connections, Virginia Touhey

Your Heart has a lot of love to share; don’t strangle it. Have you ever had to put a band – aid around your finger? You may have noticed that after a while your finger feels a bit cold. That’s because you have restricted the superficial blood flow. You would […]

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Community Dinner supporting local nonprofit

Date: January 31, 2014

The Shenendehowa Rotary Club and Giffy’s BBQ are hosting their annual Chicken and Biscuit dinner to benefit CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services on Saturday, February 22 from 4:00-6:00pm. The dinner will take place at the Vischer Ferry Fire Station in Rexford. This event is open to the entire community. The […]

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Cross Country Ski Lessons still Available

Date: January 30, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Town of Clifton Park in cooperation with the Shenendehowa Nordic Club, announces its beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons are still available. Classes are offered as snow conditions allow from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on the following dates at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center. All ages and families are […]

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With the risk of continuing low temperatures, residents in the Country Knolls South Neighborhood and those throughout the Town of Clifton Park with grinder pumps, make sure to check your pumps for freezing. In order to prevent freezing, be sure to cycle your pumps frequently by running your faucet or flushing your toilet to allow the pump to cycle through several times a day. This will prevent the pump and lines from freezing. For more information, please contact the Town of Clifton Park Sewer Department at (518) 348-7313.

Date: January 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Sewer Department

With the risk of continuing low temperatures, residents in the Country Knolls South Neighborhood and those throughout the Town of Clifton Park with grinder pumps, make sure to check your pumps for freezing. In order to prevent freezing, be sure to cycle your pumps frequently by running your faucet or […]

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Important Information for Clifton Park Residents with Grinder Pumps

Date: January 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

With the risk of continuing low temperatures, residents in the Country Knolls South Neighborhood and those throughout the Town of Clifton Park with grinder pumps, make sure to check your pumps for freezing. In order to prevent freezing, be sure to cycle your pumps frequently by running your faucet or […]

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Area Accounting Software Provider Receives Microsoft® MVP Award for the Second Straight Year

Date: January 28, 2014 | Submitted by: Revered Business Solutions

Richard Wheeler, President of Revered Business Solutions, Inc. has recently received the 2014 Microsoft MVP Award. This is the second year in a row in which the award was presented to Mr. Wheeler. This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world […]

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February Computer Classes at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: January 27, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

All adults, 18 and over, may sign up for computer classes, online, by phone at 371-8622, or in person at the Welcome Desk. Registration will continue until the class is filled and/or the class begins. The library offers a wide range of classes for all levels of ability. Some of […]

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Saratoga County Veterans Benefits Outreach Program

Date: January 27, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Saratoga County Veterans’ Service Agency and the Town of Clifton Park are pleased to announce theSaratoga County Veterans Benefits Outreach Program. In an attempt to increase accessibility and reach more Veterans and family members, Veterans’ Service Officer, Frank McClement will be visiting the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library to explain […]

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CAPTAIN Offers Free Tax Preparation for Qualified Individuals and Families

Date: January 24, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is pleased to offer free tax preparation for individuals with an earned income below $51,000. Tax preparation at CAPTAIN guarantees NO COSTS AND NO HIDDEN FEES, and your taxes will be prepared by an IRS Certified volunteer. Please Bring to Your Appointment: Bank account and […]

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Saratoga County Arts Council Exhibition at the Gallery

Date: January 24, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A Saratoga County Arts Council “Art in Public Places” Exhibition is on display in the 2nd floor Gallery at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, for the month of February 2014. Featured are artists Johane Gareau and Betty Pieper. Gareau’s mixed-media exhibit is called Diversity. Pieper’s exhibit is called ART Straight […]

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Hall of Fame Day at the Auto Museum

Date: January 22, 2014 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

Southern Tier racing legends Mike Colsten and Bob Savoie, whose career’s turned around because of a rule change, will headline the newest class of inductees into the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame. Joining Colsten and Savoie in the Class of 2013 are drivers Joe Messina and […]

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CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services to Honor Horse of the Year, Wise Dan at Annual Unbridled Affair in Saratoga

Date: January 21, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

The Saratoga Springs, New York City Center will be festooned with the colors of Thoroughbred Horse of the Year, Wise Dan on Thursday, July 24th as CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services invites fans of the great Champion horse to celebrate and raise funds for the Saratoga County youth agency which […]

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CAPTAIN Seeking Volunteers

Date: January 17, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

CAPTAIN’s Homework Help Program, at Cheryl’s Lodge in Halfmoon, is in need of volunteers who enjoy working with youth. Volunteers help students with their homework, reading or simple craft projects. Orientation is provided. Volunteers are needed on Mondays – Thursdays from: 2:40 – 3:45, to work with children from kindergarten […]

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Shenendehowa Rotary 7th Annual Chicken & Biscuit Dinner

Date: January 16, 2014 | Submitted by: Rotary Club of Shenendehowa

Shenendehowa Rotary announces its 7th Annual Chicken & Biscuit Dinner on Saturday February 22nd at the Vischer Ferry Fire Station, 360 Riverview Road, Rexford, from 4pm to 6pm. Proceeds will benefit CAPTAIN Child and Family Services. CAPTAIN programs and services address youth homelessness, poverty, bullying hunger, academic failure and family […]

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Tu B’Shvat – New Year for Trees

Date: January 14, 2014 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

Come experience Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees. You and your children can explore the various taste sensations of this holiday and celebrate the renewal of Spring. Join Clifton Park Chabad for a Tu B’Shvat Celebration at 5pm on Thursday, January 16th at the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Library. […]

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NYSDOT TO HOST PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES FOR BRIDGE PROJECT Work Proposed for the Rexford Bridge on Route 146 in Niskayuna and Clifton Park

Date: January 13, 2014 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will host two public open houses regarding a proposed project to make improvements to the Rexford Bridge on State Route 146 and at the intersections of Route 146 with Aqueduct Road/Williams Road in the Town of Niskayuna, Schenectady County and the intersection […]

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Call for Nominations for PTA Council Honorary Life Award

Date: January 8, 2014 | Submitted by: Shenendehowa Central School District

Shenendehowa Council PTA is now accepting nominations from members of the Shenendehowa community for both the Honorary Life and Distinguished Service Awards. These awards recognize individuals for their contribution to the welfare of children and youth. Shen Council PTA seeks nominees who reach beyond the scope of individual schools. A […]

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CAPTAIN & Capital District Consulting Offer Affordable SAT Prep Course!

Date: January 7, 2014 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

Captain is proud to offer SAT Prep with Capital District Consulting, a company whose mission is self-improvement. Thirty percent of the course fee will be donated to CAPTAIN programs and services. SAT Prep specializes in strategies and techniques that all students should know before taking the SAT. The stated goal […]

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2013 Art Show Winners

Date: January 6, 2014 | Submitted by: Community Arts and Culture Commission

From Left to Right, Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett, People’s Choice Winner, Charles Karam, Commissioner’s Choice Winner, Janice Semanek, Committee Member, Sandy Roth  

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HITman News: New Book Release

Date: December 31, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

New Book Release How to Increase Online Security With: 5 Things you can do in 30 minutes or less If you use a notebook computer, desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any phone for that matter; your device, and therefore you, are vulnerable to a plethora of malware. We all are, […]

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Radon Gas

Date: December 30, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

What is radon? According to the EPA, “radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.” When naturally occurring uranium in soil and groundwater decays, radon gas is released. If inhaled, the volatile gas can increase the risk of lung cancer. How does radon get into your home? Radon originates in the soil […]

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Save Water… Save Money!

Date: December 23, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

Everyone could benefit from following just these few helpful hints: Compare your water usage between taking a bath and a shower. Take a bath and mark the water level with a piece of masking tape. Next time you take a shower stop up the drain and compare your water usage. […]

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Question of the Month: How can I print from my iPad?

Date: December 16, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Printing using an iPhone or iPad is very simple when you have the right tools. Most iOS applications support Apple’s “Airprint” technology, which works with Airprint enabled printers connected to your home network. To determine if you can print using your iOS app, look for any icons in the app […]

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Back up Sump Pumps

Date: December 16, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

Submitted by: Kari Dumas, Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Everyone could benefit from following just these few helpful hints: As Winter approaches, snowfall + thawing snow and frost = flooded basements! It’s very important to have a primary sump pump that’s functioning properly and a back up sump pump in […]

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Town Hall at the Mall this Saturday

Date: December 11, 2013 | Submitted by: The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County

Submitted by: Pete Bardunias, The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County ‘Tis The Season…For a Town Hall at the Mall! Assemblyman Tedisco & Clifton Park Supervisor Barrett to Hold a “Town Hall at the Mall” Assemblyman and Town Supervisor to hold joint mobile office hours at Clifton Park Center Mall to […]

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Security Tips: Paying Attention to What You Are Doing

Date: December 9, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Depending on whether your a social networking maven, use a computer because you have to, an online shopper, or a power user; the programs you use will vary greatly. At the moment I have seven websites open, am using three different programs, and have had multiple chat sessions using our […]

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Snow and Septic Systems

Date: December 9, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

Septic systems can easily be affected by snowfall, especially the heavy snow we are expected to experience this winter. Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling would like to pass along a few tips for our customers who own home sewage treatment systems to hopefully avoid some costly repairs or replacements. Any […]

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Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY Announces Plans for Jingle Bell Run 5k

Date: December 6, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

Bells will be ringing through the air at the “Jingle Bell” Run/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY. The “Jingle Bell” Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013. Registration begins at 8:30 am with the 5k Run beginning at 10:00 am. All proceeds of the event will […]

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Arthritis and Cold Weather

Date: December 6, 2013 | Submitted by: Fascial Connections, Virginia Touhey

Cold weather has set in and those with Arthritis know it. Are you finding that once again you are crippled with arthritic joint pain? Myofascial Release can help relieve your inflammation and joint pain. I am offering a free clinic on the introduction to Myofascial Release and how it reduces […]

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Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern New York Offers Educational Empowerment Seminar For Individuals Contemplating Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Date: December 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY is offering a free educational empowerment seminar for individuals who suffer from the devastating effects of Arthritis, the opportunity to take control of the disease and its impact. The “Total Joint Replacement and Early Intervention” Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at […]

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Free Babysitting Course being offered

Date: December 4, 2013 | Submitted by: *Nobody

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, the Town of Clifton Park, and Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corp are partnering to provide a free babysitting course on Sunday, December 7, 2013. The babysitting course is titled, BLAST (Babysitter Lessons And Safety Training) and is a new babysitting program that surpasses and enlarges […]

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10 Common Toilet Problems & the Solutions

Date: December 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

Chances are, you have a toilet. Or you at least know someone who has a toilet. Regardless of your toilet situation, it’s always good to have a toilet troubleshooting guide handy, especially on the weekend where emergency plumbing repairs can be more costly than those occurring during the week. Duell […]

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Notice of Annual Election: 2013 Ballston Lake Fire District – Tuesday, Dec. 11

Date: November 28, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Annual election of the Ballston Lake Fire District No.1 will be held at the Fire Station, 1125 Ballston Lake Road, on Tuesday December 11, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for the purpose of electing one (1) Fire District Commissioner to serve a five(5) year term commencing January […]

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Sundaes with Santa December 8

Date: November 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department

The Jonesville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary with be hosting their annual “Sundaes with Santa” on Sunday, December 8th from 12:30 pm – 2pm at Station #1 at 953 Main Street, Clifton Park. Santa will be making a special visit so bring your cameras for a photo opportunity. Cookies and juice […]

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Finding a Good Plumber

Date: November 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

It can be a daunting task trying to choose a plumber. Who do you trust to do the best work and not over charge you because you don’t know anything about plumbing? Especially in an emergency plumbing services heating services situation when you’re already feeling vulnerable to those who could […]

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Go Kids coming to Clifton Common

Date: November 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Town of Clifton Park is excited to offer Go Kids, the Capital Region’s only multi-sport and exercise program specifically designed for children aged 2-6. Go Kids has been very successful in Clifton Park and surrounding communities since the program began in early 2013. You’ll now find Go Kids at […]

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Jonesville Santa Patrol

Date: November 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department

The Jonesville Fire Department will have their 1st Annual Santa Patrol on Friday, Dec. 13th and Saturday, Dec. 14th from 4-9 p.m. Crews and apparatus from Jonesville FD plan to visit every street in the Jonesville Fire District with Santa on board as their special guest. Candy canes will be […]

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8th Annual Chanuka Celebration December 1

Date: November 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

B”H Clifton Park Chabad’s 8th Annual Chanukah Celebration Sunday, December 1st 4:00PM Clifton Park Center – Boscov’s Celebrate Chanukah & Thanksgiving on the same day! Help build ‘The Giving Menorah’! Donate a gift (unwrapped) or donate towards the purchase of gifts to help build our ‘Giving Menorah’! Gifts will be […]

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Back in Balance Therapeutic Massage To Host Holiday Open House

Date: November 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Back In Balance Therapeutic Massage

Back in Balance Therapeutic Massage will host their annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 5th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 1427 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY (across from the Tire Warehouse). Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with staff and receive Open House Only Discounts on gift certificates as […]

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Don’t Be Alone – Free – Thanksgiving Dinners Available

Date: November 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Twin Bridges Rotary

 

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Notice of West Crescent Fire District Election

Date: November 22, 2013 | Submitted by: West Crescent Fire Department

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the West Crescent Fire District will take place on December 10, 2013, between the hours of 6:00pm and 9:00pm at the West Crescent Fire House located at 1440 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, New York, 12065, for the purpose of election one […]

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Notice of Clifton Park – Halfmoon Fire District 1 Elections

Date: November 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Fire Department

LEGAL NOTICE FOR ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE CLIFTON PARK – HALFMOON FIRE DISTRICT # 1 December 10, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Fire District #1 will take place on December 10, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 […]

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Question of the Month: How can I set a signature on my mobile phone?

Date: November 21, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

This is a great question and I thank the person who asked it, as the majority of emails I receive sent from people’s smartphones does not project a professional image. Though many phones are different, there are some similarities. We will take a look at the standard Exchange client on […]

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Skidmore students help CAPTAIN raise awareness about Youth Homelessness

Date: November 20, 2013 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is working together with Skidmore College Theater Department to raise awareness about Youth Homelessness in Saratoga County and beyond. The month of November is Homeless Awareness and Runaway Awareness Month. CAPTAIN and the Skidmore Theater Department have created an awareness project to draw attention to […]

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Grand Opening BBQ a Huge Success!

Date: November 19, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling would like to extend our many heartfelt thanks to all who participated in and joined us for the Grand Opening and 33rd Anniversary celebration BBQ Friday, September 20th, 2013 – hosted by DPHC and Jazzed Events. It was attended by more than 100 people!! The […]

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Top 6 Inspection Myths

Date: November 18, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

For those of you who have bought or sold a home, there are undoubtedly at least a handful of myths you have run across related to the information provided from your Home Inspection. Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling (hyperlink to http://duellplumbingandheating.com/ ) would like to dispel some of these myths […]

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Home Depot Menorah Workshop November 17

Date: November 15, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

Chabad of Clifton Park will be partnering with The Home Depot for a Pre-Chanukah Menorah Workshop 4 Halfmoon Crossing Clifton Park 12065 Sunday, November 17th 1:00 – 3:00 pm Children will receive a free workers apron, craft their own unique wooden Menorah, with Thanksgiving theme. As this year Chanukah & […]

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Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern New York Offers Spanish Speaking Educational Empowerment Seminar

Date: November 15, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY is offering a free Spanish educational empowerment seminar for individuals who suffer from the devastating effects of Arthritis. The Spanish-language Arthritis Basics for Change (ABC) program is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Amsterdam Family YMCA in Amsterdam, New York. Check-in begins […]

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Famed Broadcaster and Writer Dick Berggren to be Featured at the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s “Lost Speedways” 2013 Program

Date: November 14, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

The photos are in the computer, the memorabilia is polished and, most importantly, an all-star lineup of speakers topped by Fox Sports’ Dr. Dick Berggren is ready for the green flag to be thrown for the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s biggest program of the year, the November 30th Lost Speedways. Traditionally […]

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Monthly Webinar: Outlook 2013 Tips & Tricks

Date: November 12, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

We typically field a fair amount of questions regarding the new Office 2013 suite, here is the answer to one of the questions we get frequently. This month’s HITman Services webinar series is titled “Microsoft Outlook 2013 Tips & Tricks”. The information learned in this short (15 – 30 minutes) […]

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Furnace Maintenance in the Fall

Date: November 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

Before chilly autumn nights really set in, you need to make an appointment for your furnace’s annual checkup. Without this yearly cleaning and inspection, a system can wear itself out quickly, pump deadly carbon monoxide into your home, or simply stop working. According to our heating expert Matthew Gucker, the […]

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Rugani Family Chiropractic welcomes Julie Takac, Certified Health Coach

Date: November 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Rugani Family Chiropractic

As a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Julie guides patients toward developing the skills and knowledge they need to make a lifelong commitment to optimal health. Julie’s areas of expertise and support will move you from: feeling a lack of self-control to developing an action plan food addiction to proper […]

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Coats for CAPTAIN – Helping our neighbors

Date: November 11, 2013 | Submitted by: *Nobody

Do you or someone in your family need a coat?? We have coats from newborn to adult sizes in both male and female colors and styles! CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is partnering with Southern Saratoga YMCA in hosting COATS for CAPTAIN our 3rd annual coat drive to help struggling […]

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REMADE IN AMERICA Opening Reception

Date: November 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

Join Us! Friday, November 22, 2013 Opening Reception- 6:30 – 8:30PM Auto Museum Members: free non-members: $15 in advance,$ 20 at the door The vehicles to be featured in RE-MADE IN AMERICA 1929 Ford Sedan “Hot Rod” – Brian Ross 1932 Ford Cabriolet “Hot Rod” – Jay Abend 1934 Ford […]

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Coping with Fall Raking Aches

Date: November 5, 2013 | Submitted by: Fascial Connections, Virginia Touhey

What a great time of year. So colorful and fragrant. Of course with these beautiful colors come discarding the leaves and pine needles. Oh those pine needles – they don’t want to be blown or raked. They stick into the grass and hold on for dear life! Trick of the […]

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Security Tips: Why a Second Opinion is Important

Date: November 5, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Usually it is good to get feedback from more than one source. Granted too many can cause issues, but one usually is not best. When malware strikes a computer, one of the first things it does is try to determine what the system is using for an anti-virus system. This […]

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Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern New York Offers Training Course in the Art of Tai Chi

Date: October 31, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY announces a two-day training course within its “Programs for Better Living” Wellness Series in the ancient instruction of Tai Chi. The training will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2013 and Friday, November 22, 2013 from 9 am – 5 pm at Armistead Caregiver […]

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Juried Art Show Winners Announced

Date: October 31, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Clifton Park, NY—The winners for the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library’s 18th Annual Juried Show of Art & Photography are:   Cindi Handy Lilac Wine First Place, Fine Arts Joan Van Alphen Sunrise Second Place, Fine Arts Dan Predmore Slo-Dry Freeze Third Place, Fine Arts Shelly Binsfeld Flower at the Beach […]

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Library Board makes Trustee Appointment

Date: October 30, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library is pleased to appoint Christene Thurston to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Library Board representing the Town of Clifton Park. This appointment is effective for one year beginning January 1, 2014. Ms. Thurston has served on the Library Board […]

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Remade In America Exhibit Set to Open at the Saratoga Automobile Museum

Date: October 29, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

The Saratoga Automobile Museum’s highly anticipated new Golub Gallery exhibition, REMADE IN AMERICA, will open to the public on Saturday, November 16, 2013 and run through May 25, 2014. Featuring a variety of cars and trucks from the Capital District along with four from outside the immediate region, the 13-car […]

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Town Hall an Official Collection Site for “Operation: Adopt a Solder” Donations

Date: October 29, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Clifton Park Town Hall, located at 1 Town Hall Plaza, is an official collection site for Operation Adopt A Soldier, a local not‐for‐profit organization that collects much‐needed everyday items for members of the U.S. military who are deployed abroad. Operation Adopt A Soldier currently serves over 600 soldiers and has […]

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Open Position with West Crescent Board of Fire Commissioners starting January 2014

Date: October 29, 2013 | Submitted by: West Crescent Fire Department

The West Crescent Board of Fire Commissioners will have a 5 year position starting in January 2014 running through December 2018. If any West Crescent resident is interested in this position, please contact: Arletta Finger 518-371-7478 X 10 wcfdsec@nycap.rr.com

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Shen SFA Senate Fundraiser for CAPTAIN

Date: October 29, 2013

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Two New Additions to Museum Pass Program

Date: October 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library are pleased to announce two new museums added to the Museum Pass Program. The addition of The World Awareness Children’s Museum and The Berkshire Museum brings the total to 11 museums in this program at the library. The World Awareness Children’s Museum […]

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“Using the Power of the Subconscious Mind” at District Conference

Date: October 23, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Speakers

Howard Litwak, Certified Business Coach, has been selected to present “Using the Power of the Subconscious Mind” at Toastmasters International conference. “I believe that this topic is a perfect tie in to the conference theme: ‘The Key to Success-Believe to Achieve.’ Your subconscious can work for you or against you. […]

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Notice of Jonseville Fire District Elections

Date: October 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department

Legal Notice Petitions to place the name of Richard J. Horstman and Thomas Tobin on the ballot for the Annual Fire District Election of the Jonesville Fire District have been received. The election will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 to elect on fire commissioner for a five-year term […]

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Question of the Month: How do I Setup the Outlook Today Page Using Exchange and Outlook 2013?

Date: October 22, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

We typically field a fair amount of questions regarding the new Office 2013 suite, here is the answer to one of the questions we get frequently. Open up Outlook 2013 Click on Mail to open your inbox Click on View in the top toolbar Choose Folder Pane and Normal Click […]

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Friends of Historic Grooms Tavern Program will Feature Firth Haring Fabend

Date: October 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Historic Grooms Tavern

Presenting The People of New Netherland: Roughnecks, Grandess, Multi-taskers or All of The Above On October 26th at 2:00 PM, the Friends of Historic Grooms Tavern and the Patroon Branch of the Holland Society of New York will host Firth Haring Fabend noted author who has written extensively regarding the […]

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Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern New York Plans Veterans Appreciation and Wellness Day November program sponsored by Bank of America

Date: October 21, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

Our servicemen and women put themselves in harm’s way for their country, and a soldier’s job entails stress both mental and physical. In addition to increased rates of injury, current research suggests that stresses placed on joints during military training activities and increased weight of military packs have led active […]

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Halloween at the Y

Date: October 21, 2013 | Submitted by: Southern Saratoga YMCA

Click Here for Details! Questions? Call the Y at (518) 371-2139  

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Themed Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

Date: October 21, 2013 | Submitted by: Morris Ford Mercury

Click Here for More Information! Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. promotes the health, development and well being of children and their families. We accomplish this through the Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of seriously ill children, and by creating and supporting […]

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Friends of the Library to sponsor Bus Trip to Museum of Modern Art in NYC October 27

Date: October 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library are sponsoring a bus trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to view American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe exhibit on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Drawn from MoMA’s collection, American Modern takes a fresh look at the Museum’s holdings of […]

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Carelinks needs volunteers

Date: October 18, 2013 | Submitted by: Care Links

Consider helping make a difference in someone’s life… A neighbor who needs assistance… Care Links offers no-cost supportive services-visiting, transportation, respite, “handy helping” and shopping – to those 60 years of age and older. Volunteers are the core of Care Links which has been in existence for seventeen years and […]

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Security Tips: Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results?

Date: October 17, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results? From the Desk of “The Don” We see many computers come in with virus issues despite having anti-virus software installed. More times than not the software is either by McAfee or Symantec. It may be that these two software publishers have a […]

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Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story

Date: October 15, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristalnacht, Clifton Park Chabad presents the feature film Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story Directed by Jo&#235l Santoni and starring Bernard Le Coq, this powerful film tells the true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes — the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux — who in 1940 defied […]

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Chamber Angels present “An Evening for the Children” to raise money for local families in financial distress for the holiday season

Date: October 14, 2013 | Submitted by: Chamber Angels

The Southern Saratoga Chamber Angels, Inc. announces its 2013 fundraising event, “An Evening for the Children”, Thursday November 7, 2013 at the Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau, 847 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY. Chamber members and the Southern Saratoga County community have supported the Chamber Angels program for a 24th […]

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Two opening remain for RGS two-day grouse and woodcock hunt

Date: October 14, 2013 | Submitted by: Ruffed Grouse Society

There are only two spots open for the Ruffed Grouse Society’s (RGS) second annual New York Grouse and Woodcock Benefit Hunt. Limited to 20 hunters the two day guided hunt is set for the weekend of October 18-20, 2013. Held out of the On the Wing Grouse Camp in Malone, […]

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Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Halloween Party and Open House

Date: October 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department

The Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department will host is annual Halloween Party and Open House on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Station 1, 953 Main Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065. This free event is co-sponsored by the Jonesville Fire Company and the Jonesville Fire District and open to the residents of […]

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Food for Fines to Benefit Local Food Pantry

Date: October 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

In support of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library is again sponsoring Food for Fines. For each non-perishable, non-expired food item brought in from Saturday, October 26-Sunday, November 3, 2013 to the Circulation Desk, the library will forgive one overdue fine on returned Clifton Park-Halfmoon […]

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Books for Troops Hosting Veteran’s Day Book Challenge

Date: October 9, 2013 | Submitted by: Books For Troops

Books for Troops is offering a Veteran’s Day challenge in conjunction with its “adopt a Box Program,” in which the public is asked to “saopt” a box of books or comics to be sent to a soldier or unit in Afghanistan or to one of the 18 VA hospitals and […]

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CAPTAIN & Capital District Consulting Offer Affordable SAT Prep Course!

Date: October 9, 2013 | Submitted by: *Nobody

Captain is proud to offer SAT Prep with Capital District Consulting, a company whose mission is self-improvement. Thirty percent of the course fee will be donated to CAPTAIN programs and services. SAT Prep will specialize in strategies and techniques that all students should know before taking the SAT. The stated […]

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Hitman Services Webinar: Working with Microsoft Powerpoint – October 15

Date: October 8, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

This month’s HITman Services webinar series is titled “Microsoft PowerPoint Tips & Tricks”. The information learned in this short (15 – 30 minutes) webinar will provide you with some quick pointers on how to get more done in less time with PowerPoint. The webinar will be on October 15th at […]

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Lindsey’s Country Store Celebrates 25 years

Date: October 8, 2013 | Submitted by: Lindsey's Country Store

Local business and family-owned Lindsey’s Country Store at 1537 Route 9 in Clifton Park, NY celebrated its 25th anniversary in business with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday, October 4, 2013. In attendance were Senator Kathleen Marchione, Assemblyman James Tedisco, Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett, Halfmoon Board Member Craig Hayner, […]

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CAPTAIN Seeking Volunteers for Homework Help Program

Date: October 8, 2013 | Submitted by: *Nobody

CAPTAIN’s Homework Help Program, at Cheryl’s Lodge in Halfmoon, is in need of volunteers who enjoy working with youth. Volunteers help students with their homework, reading or simple craft projects. Orientation is provided. Volunteers are needed on Mondays – Thursdays from: 2:40 – 3:45, to work with children from kindergarten […]

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ZUMBATHON – Sat, Oct 26th: YOU can join in YFC’s Chris Richmond’s fight against cancer!

Date: October 8, 2013 | Submitted by: Youth for Christ Adventure Center & Edge Halfmoon

Sat, Oct 26th: YOU can join in YFC’s Chris Richmond’s fight against cancer! 5 Hours of Zumba in the new YFC Gymnasium on Rte. 9. At the same time, you can help support YFC’s Point Break anti-bullying program being presented to area schools. You get a workout. Chris receives some […]

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Clifton Park Goes Digital with Thousands of Paper Documents

Date: October 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Several years ago, the town received a grant for $100,000 to manage paperwork in the Building and Development and Planning Departments. After much research and recommendations from consultants, vendors were selected for electronic storage and retrieval of documents and as project management tools. A large format scanner was purchased and […]

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“Like” Clifton Park on Social Media

Date: October 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

You can interact with the Town of Clifton Park through CliftonPark.org, in person at Town Hall and on a variety of social media platforms. Follow Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett on Twitter @CPPhilBarrett and like the following Facebook pages: Clifton Park Office of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs https://www.facebook.com/CliftonParkParksandRec […]

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Town Board invites Clifton Park’s Hometown Heroes to be recognized

Date: October 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Town Board

Clifton Park town officials are inviting any town residents with family members who are currently serving overseas in the military or who have recently returned home from abroad to volunteer their family member’s name for a new town‐wide Hometown Heroes Honor Roll. “For those town residents who are still serving […]

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Twin Bridges Rotary Announces 9th Annual Karaoke Contest

Date: October 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Twin Bridges Rotary

Friday, October 11th at 7 PM The Edison Club, 891 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY 12148 Celebrity Judges, Contest, Silent Auction and much more! Tickets are $45 Dinner buffet and contest entry included. 1st Prize: $200 2nd Prize: $100 3rd Prize $50 Tickets locations: – Tuxego of Halfmoon, Route 9, Halfmoon […]

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DUCK HUNTING IN THE VISCHER FERRY NATURE PRESERVE

Date: October 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

NOTICE TOWN OF CLIFTON PARK DUCK HUNTING IN THE VISCHER FERRY NATURE PRESERVE The Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve in Clifton Park will be officially closed to recreational users but open for duck hunters in designated areas from OCTOBER 12 THROUGH OCTOBER 18, 2013. Hunters must register prior to […]

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INTERRUPTION OF WATER SERVICE

Date: October 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

INTERRUPTION OF WATER SERVICE DUE TO NECESSARY REPAIR WORK TO WATER MAIN INFRASTRUCTURE ON CRESCENT ROAD, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ON Tuesday, October 01, 2013 THERE WILL BE AN INTERRUPTION OF WATER SERVICE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10AM AND 4PM

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Town of Clifton Park Paper Shredding Day Set for Sunday, October 6

Date: October 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The town of Clifton Park, in partnership with Clifton Park Center and 3N Document Destruction, will host another Town Paper Shredding Day on Sunday, October 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Clifton Park Center parking lot near JCPenney. The free program is open to Town of Clifton Park […]

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Simple Green Tips for the Fall

Date: October 1, 2013 | Submitted by: GREEN Committee

Rent-a-book to save waste and money College students, if you haven’t yet obtained all your semester’s textbooks, look into renting them. You could save up to 90% of the cost of purchasing them. Google ‘rent text books’ to explore a number of vendors. Top picks for fall hikes Visit the […]

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Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett releases 2014 Tentative Budget

Date: October 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett has released the 2014 Town of Clifton Park Tentative Budget. The general fund totals $16,658,968 and Clifton Park residents will remain without a Town Property Tax in 2014. The Highway Tax is slated to increase 3%, which will equate to a 82 cent per […]

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2013 Ladies Night Out

Date: October 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Parks, Recreation, and Community Affairs

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Rare Pierce-Arrow to attend Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance

Date: September 29, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

Forty-five summers ago, a young Tony Zappone was already well-versed in the history of Pierce-Arrow. While many a casual antique car aficionado could recite the economic impact the stock market crash of 1929 had on the luxury automaker, Tony had committed to memory finite details, such as production figures of […]

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Public Hearing for 2014 proposed budget Jonesville Fire District

Date: September 27, 2013 | Submitted by: Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Station 1, 953 Main Street, Clifton Park, NY to discuss the proposed budget for 2014 to be followed by a special meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners. Copies of the […]

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Berggren and Fusco join lost speedways lineup

Date: September 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

Longtime Stock Car Racing Magazine and Speedway Illustrated Magazine editor and Fox TV broadcaster Dick Berggren will partner with writer and “racing lawyer” Andy Fusco for a presentation at the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s annual “Lost Speedways” program in November. Berggren and Fusco, who will recall the era when New Yorkers […]

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Free Town of Clifton Park Community Emergency Response Team training available this fall

Date: September 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Emergency preparedness classes start in September for the town of Clifton Park’s Community Emergency Response Team, a federally certified program that provides emergency preparedness and response training for local residents and future volunteers. Based upon the premise that all emergencies start local and end local, the Town of Clifton Park […]

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Question of the Month: Do you root phones?

Date: September 26, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

This was really a first. Rarely do we get such a question, which came from a woman who was inquiring for her son. Rooting a phone is taking off all the software from the manufacturer and installing a custom version of the operating system which gives the user more control. […]

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Saratoga Horse Show Extends Support to CAPTAIN

Date: September 26, 2013 | Submitted by: *Nobody

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services received a very generous donation from the Saratoga Springs Horse Show, aka Capital Fund of Saratoga County. “We are delighted to have the horse community partnering with us,” said Robin Zimmerman, Development and Marketing Coordinator of CAPTAIN. “We also had some of our volunteers participate […]

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Clifton Park-Halfmoon Fire District #1 to hold Public Budget Hearing

Date: September 24, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Fire Department

Please take notice that the board of fire commissioners of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon fire District #1, of the towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon, county of Saratoga, New York, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00pm for the purpose of taking comment on the proposed 2014 fire […]

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Arthritis Foundation Plans Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk for December. Early Registration Is Open!

Date: September 24, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

Bells will be ringing through the air at the “Jingle Bell” Run/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY. The “Jingle Bell” Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013. Registration begins at 8:30 am with the 5k Run beginning at 10:00 am. All proceeds of the event will […]

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Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern New York Offers Bi-Lingual Educational Empowerment Seminar

Date: September 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY is offering a free Spanish educational empowerment seminar for individuals who suffer from the devastating effects of Arthritis. The Spanish-language Arthritis Basics for Change (ABC) program is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Amsterdam Family YMCA in Amsterdam, New York. Check-in begins […]

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“A Hand 4 Paws” Pet Adoption & Fundraiser At Back in Balance Therapeutic Massage

Date: September 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Back In Balance Therapeutic Massage

Back in Balance Therapeutic Massage will host “A Hand 4 Paws” animal adoption event to help animals in need at HeartsHerd Animal Sanctuary on Sunday September, 29th, from 10am-2pm. Relax your mind and body with HeartsHerd Animal Sanctuary and Back in Balance Therapeutic Massage. This stress reducing day of chair […]

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The Café Event at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church Sept. 24

Date: September 19, 2013 | Submitted by: Shenendehowa United Methodist Church

Come to The Cafe on Tuesday, September 24th , 6:30 – 8 pm, to listen to great Christian music from Cross Ministries! It will be a time of fellowship and worship in a cafe style setting. Coffee and goodies will be provided. We welcome you, whoever you are, wherever you […]

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Cheryl’s Lodge September 25

Date: September 18, 2013 | Submitted by: CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors)

On Wednesday, September 25, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services will host a ribbon cutting at Cheryl’s Lodge to commemorate the TEAM Momentive total renovation and upgrade project. Cheryl’s Lodge (the CAPTAIN Community Outreach Center) in the Turf Community Mobile Home Park offers programming and services for over 300 children, families, […]

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Lindsey’s Country Store to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Date: September 18, 2013 | Submitted by: Lindsey's Country Store

Lindsey’s Country Store, a family-owned small business, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary October 4, 5 and 6. They have been dedicated to providing fresh baked goods including their signature muffins, pies, apple cider donuts and pastries to the greater Albany area and across the United States. In celebration of […]

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2013 Summer Reading Clubs are a HUGE success

Date: September 18, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Congratulations to all who participated in the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs! Over 1200 children and young adults were registered in the library’s three reading programs. The library hosted over 110 events. The library had 60 Teen Volunteers this summer up from 50 in years past. These teens […]

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Security Tips: It Happens

Date: September 17, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Earlier this morning we received a call from a client who had a breakfast meeting with a person on our staff. The gentleman said that the person he met with from our company left their phone and would drop it by our office. This was odd as the person who […]

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Park District Advisory Committee to hold plaque dedication event for Joyce Savage

Date: September 16, 2013 | Submitted by: Park District Advisory Committee

The Clifton Knolls/Mill Creek Park District Advisory Committee will be holding a dedication of a bench and plaque in honor of Joyce Savage’s many contributions to our neighborhood. Joyce was a charter member of the Committee and was instrumental in encouraging and overseeing many of the lovely additions that are […]

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Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Announces Online Preschool Story Time Registration Process

Date: September 16, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will use an online registration process, on Monday, September 16, beginning at 10:00am for Preschool Story Time Registration. Patrons may register online only, for the Fall 2013 session of Bouncing Babies, Wonderful Walkers and Parent/Child, on a first-come, first-served basis, through the Library’s calendar of […]

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Legal Information Workshop for Seniors and their Families available at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: September 14, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Join Students from the Albany Law School Elder Law Project in conjunction with the Rural Law Center of NY at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Saturday, September 21 for an informational session about a wide-range legal issues affecting seniors. Topics will include wills, health care proxies and executors. This […]

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Duell Plumbing to hold Grand Opening Sept. 20

Date: September 13, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

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Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Budget Vote Passes

Date: September 13, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

On Thursday, September 12, 2013 residents of Clifton Park and Halfmoon approved the 2014 Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library tax levy of $3,902,599 by a vote of 706 to 162 for the purpose of funding the planned operating budget of $4,026,605. Ronald Weiss was elected to fill one of the two […]

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Hitman Services Webinar: Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks – September 17

Date: September 10, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

This month’s HITman Services webinar series is titled “Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks”. The information learned in this short (15 – 30 minutes) webinar will provide you with some quick pointers on how to get more done in less time with Word. The webinar will be on September 17th at […]

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Brian Barr to be the featured at Shenendehowa Rotary Meeting

Date: September 9, 2013 | Submitted by: Rotary Club of Shenendehowa

Shenendehowa Rotary announces Brian Barr will be the featured speaker at the Club’s weekly breakfast meeting at 7:15am on Thursday September 19th at Coburg Village. Mr. Barr will speak about suicide prevention; the need for special treatment milieu; an empowerment prevention message and renewing dignity to those most affected by […]

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Vendors Sought for Ladies Night Out Event

Date: September 6, 2013 | Submitted by: Parks, Recreation, and Community Affairs

Vendors are needed for the seventh annual Ladies Night Out event sponsored by the Town of Clifton Park Office of Parks, Recreation & Community Affairs from 5 to 8 pm. Nov. 1 at Grooms Tavern, the corner of Grooms and Sugarhill roads. The town is looking for vendors who would […]

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Friends’ host Vote Day book sale

Date: September 6, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library are holding a one-day only end of summer sale and exit survey from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library 475 Moe Road. Included in sale items are used books, FOL note paper cards and cookbooks, children’s […]

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Hazardous Waste Day e-mail notifications available

Date: September 5, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Clifton Park Residents can now sign-up to receive e-mail notifications with details on the town’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Day. To sign-up for the e-mail, residents can click on the link at the Town Hall page of www.cliftonpark.org. Residents will receive one e-mail per year with the date of Household […]

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Duell Plumbing Located at new location in Glenville

Date: September 5, 2013 | Submitted by: Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kari Dumas

Duell Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is family owned and operated, celebrating 33 years of business in the Capital Region and they pride themselves on customer satisfaction being their #1 priority. Duell has recently moved their offices to 165 Freeman’s Bridge Road in Glenville, NY, but continues to offer and deliver […]

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7th Annual Clifton Park Elks Car Show to be held Saturday, September 14

Date: September 5, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Elks #2466

On Saturday September 14th, 2013 the Clifton Park Elks Lodge will hold its 7th Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show. The Show has traditionally drawn vehicles and attendees from throughout the Capital Region. This year motorcycles have been added to the show for the first time. All years and makes […]

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Advisory: PRIMARY FOR SHERIFF in the Town of Clifton Park set for Sept. 10

Date: September 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Please be advised that there will be a county-wide Republican primary for Sheriff on September 10, 2013. All polling places in the Town of Clifton Park will be open from 12:00pm – 9:00pm. For further information please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 371-6681.

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Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

Date: September 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Submitted by: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library The Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, September 10 at 7pm, at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The Book Group will discuss Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton. Kati Marton, award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent, writes an honest and […]

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Job Search Toolkit

Date: September 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Join Dr. Diana Leis Delker, Career Consultant for the six-week program, Job Search Toolkit. Participants will cultivate the skills and tools to be successful in looking for a new job. Major topics include: designing an effective resume, cultivating interview skills, understanding the power of LinkedIn, developing a marketing plan, and […]

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Evening with author Karin Slaughter

Date: September 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will co-sponsor an evening with author Karin Slaughter at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 at the library. Karin Slaughter is an American crime writer, whose first novel, “Blind-sighted,” became an international success, was published in almost 30 languages and made the Crime […]

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Clifton Bark Festival at Pink Dog Parlor Sept. 8

Date: September 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Pink Dog Parlor & Resort

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Town of Clifton Park Hazardous Waste Registration Form & Information

Date: August 30, 2013 | Submitted by: Storm Water Management Technician

Town of Clifton Park Hazardous Waste Registration Form can be submitted by clicking here.

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Fall into Fashion Show

Date: August 29, 2013 | Submitted by: Mother Teresa Academy

Mother Teresa Academy will host “Fall into Fashion 3″ beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Longfellows restaurant. The event will combine music, models, fashion, shopping, food and a silent auction. The show will feature the musical selections of Cool Cat Entertainment’s DJ Nick, designs by Apricot Lane of […]

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Computer Classes at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: August 27, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

All adults, 18 and over, may sign up for computer classes, online, by phone at 371-8622, or in person at the Welcome Desk. Registration will continue until the class is filled and/or the class begins. The library offers a wide range of classes for all levels of ability. Some of […]

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Hebrew School to host Open House

Date: August 27, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

Congregation Beth Shalom Hebrew School will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the synagogue, 688 Clifton Park Center Road. Families interested in learning about the synagogue’s programs are invited to attend. Registration for returning studens will also be held. Rabbi Chanan Markowitz, Flo […]

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Pick Apples for Rosh Hashanah

Date: August 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Chabad

The Chabad Hebrew School and Jewish Kids club will host a pre-Rosh Hashanah family event at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Riverview Orchards to pick apples for Rosh Hashanah. At 1:30 p.m. there will be the Shofar Factory and honey tour and at 2:15 p.m. there will be a […]

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Library Board Trustee Candidate Announced

Date: August 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees announcedas of the legislated deadline of 5 pm, 30 days prior to the scheduled Budget and Trustee Vote, one eligible candidate has filed a petition to run for one of the two Clifton Park trustee positions which becomes vacant at year end.Ronald […]

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CAPTAIN Opening New Drop-In Center for Runaway, Homeless and Street Youth in Amsterdam

Date: August 21, 2013

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services and the City of Amsterdam have joined forces to open a new drop-in center for youth at 303 East Main Street, in the heart of the city. We are proud to introduce this new and exciting program as a way to reach youth who have […]

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Friends of the Library to sponsor free Preview at the Clark Art Institute Williamstown, MA on Monday, August 26

Date: August 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library will sponsor a free preview of the exhibit: Winslow Homer – Making Art, Making History at the Clark Art Institute on Monday morning, August 26. The Friends will not be providing transportation; however, we will assist in setting up carpools. Drive/car pool to […]

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Sellers: Leave your Home to Your Agent and Buying Customers

Date: August 19, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Should I stay or should I go when my home is showing? Gently put, most agents say that when potential homebuyers come to see your home, it’s best that you leave the premises. Perspective buyers don’t want to see owners hovering or milling about. When they do, they get uncomfortable […]

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Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting on Aug. 19

Date: August 13, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A meeting of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6pm at the Library. This meeting will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the Board from the Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The first 90 minutes […]

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Create a Book Trailer at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Aug. 20

Date: August 13, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Join Library Staff as they present Create a Book Trailer at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesday, August 20 from 1-3pm or Thursday, August 22 from 10am-Noon. This class is designed for students entering 6-8 grades. Come join us for an exciting tech program that unites your love for […]

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Lego Families Build at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Aug. 16

Date: August 9, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

LEGO builders in grades K & up are invited to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Friday, August 16 beginning at 3pm for Lego Families Build. Families can join their child in building a LEGO project for display during this special LEGO event. Note: An adult must accompany children. Registration […]

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Don’t Curb Homebuyers’ Enthusiasm with a Shabby Exterior

Date: August 9, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Home sellers spend so much time preparing their interior for the sale that they can easily overlook what’s going on outside of the home. Yet great curb appeal can increase the value of a property by as much as 15-20%. Mario Garcia, a landscaper in Bethesda, Md. who helps prepare […]

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SCRABBLE® Night at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – November 15

Date: August 8, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come out for an evening of word-building fun playing Scrabble with your friends and neighbors on Thursday, August 15 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Anyone (ages 17+) is welcome to come. Registration is requested for this program and can be made online, in-person or by phoning the […]

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Let’s Go Camping! Family Program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library – August 6

Date: August 8, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to attend the “Let’s Go Camping” family program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30pm. Local performer and educator Diane Payette will lead the program that will include stories and songs about camping. No registration is required, and siblings […]

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Wind Down Wednesdays – August 14

Date: August 7, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Teens in grades 6-12 come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Wednesday, August 14 from 3-5:30pm for Wind Down Wednesdays. Teens will be able to spend time with their friends, playing Wii, board games, doing homework or whatever. Laptops will be available, or bring your own. Snacks will […]

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Common Computer Threats & Key Terminology

Date: August 7, 2013 | Submitted by: ICOM Tech Services

Learn the basics of these common computer security problems & terms with this quick guide. Common Threats: Viruses: A virus is a software program which attaches itself to another piece of software. The virus inserts its code into a file which when executed, runs the virus. A boot virus is […]

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Recognizing & Coping with Caregiver Stress, Alzheimer’s Series Continues at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Aug. 13

Date: August 6, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

All are invited to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm for the program Recognizing & Coping with Caregiver Stress. This program will cover caregiver emotional and physical stress and how to handle the stress appropriately. The audience for this program should be those who care […]

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Project Based Learning- Word 2010 program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: August 6, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesday, August 13 & 20 from 9:30-11:30am for the program Project Based Learning-Word 2010. This is a self-improvement class to assist individuals in the application of the skills they have learned. Class 1 is an overview of intermediate Word 2010 topics […]

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Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group – Aug. 13

Date: August 6, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm, at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The Book Group will discuss The Last Child by John Hart. After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears […]

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Computer Security Do’s & Don’ts

Date: August 6, 2013 | Submitted by: ICOM Tech Services

Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure your computer stays safe. Do: – Keep your anti-virus program up-to-date. – Always use a firewall. – Use a safe Internet Browser. – Keep your operating system up-to-date. – Use a good surge protector or battery backup. – Always backup […]

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To DIY, or not to DIY?

Date: August 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Dream Builders & Remodeling

Submitted by: John Markowski, With all of the television shows available for viewing on HGTV and other home improvement based channels it’s no wonder that the DIY itch attracts so many consumers to attempt renovations on their homes. As a whole, I think it’s great for people to gain a […]

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Wagging their Tails for Tales: Therapy Dog Program – Aug. 11

Date: August 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Reading to Therapy Dogs will be held Sunday, August 11 from 1:30-2:30 pm at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, upstairs in the Children’s Library. Children can read to the therapy dogs for 15-minutes, in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. Children build confidence from the experience and are encouraged to continue […]

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“Walk the Line” Program Open at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church August 19 – 23

Date: August 2, 2013 | Submitted by: *Nobody

NEW this summer – a program for pre-teens: students entering 5th grade through 7th grade! You are invited to Shenendehowa United Methodist Church on Aug 19, 2013 to Aug 23, 2013 from 9 am to noon. At Walk the Line, we will explore Proverbs 3:5-6 through worship, crew competitions, water […]

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Family Film Friday at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Aug. 9

Date: August 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Family Film Friday a drop-in program for families with children, will be held Friday, August 9 beginning at 2pm. Popcorn and beverage provided. Low Sensory Environment, where children can move around and some of the lights are left on. An adult must accompany children. No registration is required for this […]

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Summer Reading Club Celebration at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Aug. 7

Date: August 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Summer Reading Club participants at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library may redeem their completed reading calendars—at least 20 minutes a day of reading for 25 days or more— for a Readers Certificate and other reading treats. The last day to redeem calendars will be Friday, August 16. Completed reading calendars […]

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Digital Photography Club – Aug. 16 & 19

Date: August 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Mondays, August 12 & 19 from 1-3 pm for the program Digital Photography for Beginners. This basic class (two sessions) is designed to help you get started with your digital camera. Learn about basic terminology, functions, and settings of your digital […]

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Summer Movie Series at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library – August 2013

Date: August 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A Summer Movie Series will be held various days in August beginning at 1pm. No registration is required for these drop-in programs. Call the Library at 371-8622 for film details. Films are scheduled for Monday, August 5, Tuesday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 20. The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library is […]

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Foreign Film at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: August 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

On Thursday, August 8 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, experience a slice of international culture with a viewing of a popular foreign film at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Library at 371-8622. The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library is classified as a Special […]

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Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church August 12 – 16

Date: July 31, 2013 | Submitted by: Shenendehowa United Methodist Church

Everyone is invited to Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church! For children 4 yrs old through children entering 4th grade, it’s happening Aug 12, 2013 to Aug 16, 2013 from 9 am to noon each day. At Kingdom Rock, kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning, sing […]

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Home Sellers: A Deck May Make the Difference

Date: July 30, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

With spring in the air, the exterior of a home becomes even more important when putting your house on the market because buyers now will spend more time outside looking at your property and envisioning what their summer barbeques and family playtime will look like. The addition of any amount […]

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Comic Jam Workshop at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library August 3

Date: July 27, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Children entering grades 3-5 are invited to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Saturday, August 3 from 1-4pm to a Comic Jam Workshop. Participants will learn to make their own comics and work together to create a cartoon during this 3-hr workshop with professional artist Ira Marcks. Registration is required […]

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Candyland Stop-in program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – Aug. 2

Date: July 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Families with children ages 4 and up are invited to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Friday, August 2 at 3:30pm for Candyland. Get ready for adventure as you stop-in and participate in a life-sized version of Candy Land (TM). Registration NOT required but attendance is subject to room capacity. […]

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Genealogy Assistance program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – Aug. 1

Date: July 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Thursday, August 1 with your genealogy questions. Lisa Dougherty, an experienced researcher will be available to assist patrons with their family research. Please call the Ask-A-Librarian Desk at 371-8622 to schedule a 20-minute individual appointment during 10 am-Noon. The roundtable begins […]

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Wagging their Tails for Tales: Therapy Dog Program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – Aug. 1

Date: July 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Reading to Therapy Dogs will be held Thursday, August 1 from 11am-Noon at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, upstairs in the Children’s Library. Children can read to the therapy dogs for 15-minutes, in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. Children build confidence from the experience and are encouraged to continue with […]

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National Night Out and Shoot Out at The Common – Tuesday, August 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Free Prizes, Basketball Contest/Clinic and more!

Date: July 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Community Development

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join the Town and special guests Siena Head Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches and a surprise TV Sports Announcer for a Free Throw Contest and Basketball Skills Clinic.  

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From Highway Superintendent Rick Kukuk – Moe Road Paving – Your Tax Dollars at Work

Date: July 24, 2013 | Submitted by: Highway Department

Work has begun in preparation of placement of new pavement surface on Moe Road, from State Route 146 to Englemore Road. Weather permitting, paving will begin early Wednesday morning, continue through late afternoon, and then again all day Thursday. All travelers are advised to avoid the area if possible. If […]

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Parachute Play! at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library July 31

Date: July 24, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Join library staff on Wednesday, July 31 at 11am at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library for Parachute Play! This will be an introduction for children ages 3 & 4 accompanied by an adult to the fun of parachute play, including a song and story or two. Snack will be served. […]

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Dig Into Art at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library July 31

Date: July 24, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Children entering grades 1-5 are invited to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 at 1:30pm to the program Dig into Art! Create your own sculpture/person after viewing and discussing the work of Jean Miro. Program presented by the Tang Teaching Museum. Registration is required beginning July 24 […]

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Trendy Websites at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library July 30

Date: July 23, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesday, July 30 from 9:30-11:30am for the program Trendy Websites. Feeling left out? Found out what everyone is talking about! Learn about trendy websites and favorites apps for a variety of interests. There’s something here for everyone. We will have fun […]

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INTERRUPTION OF WATER SERVICE – July 22

Date: July 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

INTERRUPTION OF WATER SERVICE DUE TO NECESSARY WATER MAIN REPAIRS PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ON MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013 THERE WILL BE AN INTERRUPTION OF WATER SERVICE FROM THE INTERSECTION OF MOE ROAD TO TOWLINE LANE. BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10PM AND 4 AM The excavation work is related to […]

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Manage Your Music Downloads at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – July 29

Date: July 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Monday, July 29 from 6-8pm for the program Manage Your Music Downloads. Do you have an iPod, iPad, or maybe an iPhone? Do you want to learn how to get the most out of iTunes? Join us for this class as […]

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Saratoga County Arts Council August 2013 Exhibition at the Gallery at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: July 21, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A Saratoga County Arts Council “Art in Public Places” Exhibition is on display in the 2nd floor Gallery at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, for the month of August 2013. Featured is the textile and quilt work of the Quilt North Guild. The title of the exhibit is Small Works. […]

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Vendors needed for Ladies Night Out 2013 – November 1, 2013 – Historic Grooms Tavern

Date: July 18, 2013 | Submitted by: Parks, Recreation, and Community Affairs

Vendors are needed for the seventh annual “Ladies Night Out” event sponsored by the Town of Clifton Park Office of Parks, Recreation & Community Affairs. Ladies Night Out will be held at the beautifully restored Historic Grooms Tavern located on the corners of Grooms and Sugarhill Roads in Clifton Park […]

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Vendors needed for Ladies Night Out 2013 – November 1, 2013 – Historic Grooms Tavern

Date: July 18, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Vendors are needed for the seventh annual “Ladies Night Out” event sponsored by the Town of Clifton Park Office of Parks, Recreation & Community Affairs. Ladies Night Out will be held at the beautifully restored Historic Grooms Tavern located on the corners of Grooms and Sugarhill Roads in Clifton Park […]

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Managing The Heat – Heat Safety Tips

Date: July 17, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

For more information please visit: The NYS State Emergency Management Office TERMS TO KNOW HEAT WAVE: More than 48 hours of high heat (90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) and high humidity (80% relative humidity or higher) are expected. HEAT INDEX: A number in degrees Fahrenheit that tells how hot it […]

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Knitting, Crocheting and More Club at the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library July 23

Date: July 16, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Interested in meeting other hand crafters and having time to just sit down and knit? Crocheters, quilters and needle workers are also welcome! Adults and young people in grades six and older are invited to attend the Knitting, Crocheting and More Club on Tuesday, July 23 from 6-8pm at the […]

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Online Tools for College Searching and Planning at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library July 23

Date: July 16, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Join Library Staff as they present Making the Most of Your College Search: Online Tools for College Searching and Planning at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesday, July 23 from 6-8pm. This class will teach participants how to use available online tools to make good college choices. The average student loan […]

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Red Cross Community Blood Drive at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: July 15, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Nearly every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Help boost the regional blood supply by donating he at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Monday, July 22 from 1- 6 pm. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at RedCrossBlood.org. The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library is classified as a […]

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New Technologies: Privacy While Making Calls, Emailing, Texting, and using Video Chat

Date: July 13, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

At this point almost everyone should be aware of the possibility of phone calls being monitored. If not the actual contents, which is probably the case, the phone number called and the duration. The new technology is the first 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi encryption for voice and video using mobile devices. […]

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Shenendehowa Rotary to Host Visitor’s Day July 18

Date: July 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Rotary Club of Shenendehowa

Shenendehowa Rotary announces that it will be holding a Visitor’s Day on Thursday July 18th from 7:15am to 8:30am. This is a meeting to share information about Shenendehowa Rotary and how we are currently serving our local and world communities. All are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held […]

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Arthritis Foundation and Great Escape Partner for Second Annual Jingle Bell Run

Date: July 10, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

Jingle bells will be in the air this Saturday, July 13th for the Second Annual summertime “Jingle Bell Run” 5k at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George. Registration begins at 7:00 am with the 5k Run beginning at 8:00 am. All proceeds of the event will benefit […]

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Home Sellers: What About Your Pets?

Date: July 10, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Home sellers are advised to create the illusion that everything is new and fresh in their homes, but when pets are involved, it’s not always easy to keep things clean and orderly. When a pet is in a home that buyers are coming to view, it could often scare away […]

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Hitman Services Webinar: Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks – July 16

Date: July 9, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

This month’s HITman Services webinar series is titled “Microsoft Excel Tips & Tricks”. The information learned in this short (15 – 30 minutes) webinar will provide you with some quick pointers on how to get more done in less time with Excel. The webinar will be on July 16th at […]

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Security Tips: Are You Ripe for Apple Picking?

Date: July 8, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

It only takes seconds for mobile devices to be stolen. What would you do if this happened to you? Yes, if you’ve been paying attention, we asked the same question last month, except these scenarios are much different. Apple picking is the term for the thefts of smartphones nationwide. Many […]

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Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group – July 9

Date: July 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, July 9 at 7pm, at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The Book Group will discuss Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Likable but determined “Ender” Wiggins, age six, becomes Earth’s last hope to defeat an invasion by insect-like aliens. In a […]

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Exploring Google Tools Plus Program

Date: July 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesday, July 9 from 6-8 pm for the program Exploring Google Tools Plus. This is not a class for computer beginners. You thought Google was a search engine! Learn about using all the amazing Google tools. The class will begin with […]

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Not So Common Players Presents The Music Man – July 19-28

Date: July 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Not So Common Players

Not So Common Players brings to life a production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man on the Clifton Common Stage- July 19, 20, 21 and 25, 26, 27 & 28. All performances begin at 8:00 PM FREE Musical theatre under the stars thanks to the Town of Clifton Park who […]

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I Dig Music Program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library July 9

Date: July 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Lisa Russo, Music Specialist, will present the program I Dig Music for children ages 5 and under with their families on Tuesday, July 9 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library starting at 11 am.. Russo will present a variety of musical instruments and help participants explore the many different sounds […]

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Read & Feed at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: July 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Students entering grades 6 & up this fall are invited to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesdays at Noon for “Read and Feed” with Young Adult Librarian, Joan Weiskotten. The “Read and Feed” sessions will take place July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6 & 13. Let’s get together, […]

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Book Buddies Program Begins at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: July 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Preschoolers are invited to share a book in the Children’s Library with a teen summer volunteer. The Library’s teen volunteers will be available to read aloud to preschoolers ages 2-5 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Mondays and Wednesdays, July 8-August 7. The drop-in sessions will be held from […]

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Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY Announces Plans for Second Annual “Jingle Bell Run” 5k

Date: July 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Arthritis Foundation

We may be just starting the summer but the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY wants you to know that the sounds of jingle bells will be in the air this July. Join the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY for the Second Annual summertime “Jingle Bell Run” 5k on Saturday, July […]

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Music in the Garden at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library July 8

Date: July 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Listen to the beautiful music of violinist Emily Hale in the Reading Garden at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Monday, July 8 beginning at 7 pm. This library-award winning “Pajama Concert” is suitable for grownups and children. Ms. Hale will use music and picture books to make literary connections. […]

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Make-it Mondays at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: July 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Children entering grades K-3 are invited to stop-in between 10-11am for the Make-it Mondays program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The stop-in program will allow participants to craft some simple creations from a variety of material, including recycled items. The library will offer this program on July 8, July […]

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Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Trustee Candidates Sought for 2014

Date: July 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library are seeking candidates for two library trustee positions that expire on December 31, 2013. The two trustee positions represent Clifton Park. In order to qualify, candidates are required to be registered voters residing in the town of Clifton Park. Employees […]

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Researching the Perfect Neighborhood

Date: June 30, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

There’s an episode of the hit TV series “How I Met Your Mother” where the characters of Marshall and Lily decide to buy a home in a neighborhood they are unfamiliar with, only to learn later that it sits downwind from a sewer plant. The message is obvious: A buyer […]

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Rare BMW Goes from Germany to Russia, Latvia, New Jersey and now Saratoga Springs

Date: June 27, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

The Saratoga Automobile Museum’s highly regarded new exhibit, “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine,” got even better this week with the arrival of an historic 1937 328MM “Bugelfalte” Roadster on loan from the acclaimed collection of Elizabeth, NJ’s Oscar Davis. The rare 328 MM joins a bevy of vintage BMW […]

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Saratoga Auotmobile Museum Accepting accepting applications for “RE-MADE IN AMERICA” Exhibit

Date: June 24, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

The Saratoga Automobile Museum is currently accepting applications from enthusiasts throughout the region who would like to see their vehicles featured in the upcoming “RE-MADE IN AMERICA” exhibit, set to run through the 2013/2014 winter season. Inspired by the eye-catching vehicles of all types and ages that turned out for […]

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The Summer of Harry at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: June 24, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A marathon of all eight Harry potter movies, spread over 4 days will be held this summer at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Come to one, or all! Popcorn and a light lunch will be served. These are drop-in programs for young adults entering grades 6 and higher in the […]

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Question of the Month: What is the HITECH Act and Is there something I can do to protect my data?

Date: June 24, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

HITECH stands for Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. This Act was passed as part of the Reinvestment Act of 2009. And if you think this only applies to health care providers, you could be in for a very rude awakening. The HITECH Act greatly expands on […]

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Author Mary Connealy Visits the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 28

Date: June 21, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will host romance and suspense author Mary Connealy on Friday, June 28 at 10:30 am. Ms. Connealy will be reading from her latest book Swept Away and talking about her upcoming title Fired Up, scheduled release date September 2013. Ms. Connealy will be available for […]

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Record-Setting Poetry Reading at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 27

Date: June 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will host a Record Setting Poetry Reading on Thursday, June 27. This event is the kick-off program for the Summer Reading Club which encourages reading and promotes literacy through the programs and activities offered throughout the summer. Festivities will begin at 5:45pm with Radio Disney […]

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Quick Tips for Selling Quickly

Date: June 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Patience is a virtue for just about any circumstance including selling your home. Yet sometimes you must sell quickly when a job opportunity arises or you face an abrupt lifestyle change. Assuming your home is in good condition and free of liens, here are several tips to help expedite a […]

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The Backyard Oasis

Date: June 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Today’s prospective homebuyers are increasingly interested in a property’s outdoor living space as they are its interior. Savvy agents understand this powerful trend and are staging homes on two fronts – the terrific indoors and the great outdoors. The following tips will help ensure that your backyard is as distinctive […]

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New Technologies: Mobile Device Management

Date: June 19, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

These days almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet of some type, and if they don’t yet, they will soon. Many get used at least partly for business, even if that is simply reading and responding to email. Below is a true scenario, some of the information has been changed […]

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Hitman Services Webinar: Acceptable Use Policy – June 18

Date: June 18, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

This month’s HITman Services webinar series is titled “Getting Started with Your Acceptable Usage Policy”. The information learned in this short (15 – 30 minutes) webinar will provide you with the starting point to help create an Acceptable Usage Policy for your business or organization. The webinar will be on […]

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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Family Program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: June 17, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to attend the Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! family program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Monday, June 24 at 6:30pm. Local performer and educator Diane Payette will lead the program that will include activities, stories and songs about bugs. No registration is required, and […]

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Clifton Park Nursery School Lemonade Stand rescheduled to June 22

Date: June 15, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Nursery School

The Clifton Park Nursery School (the “Little Red Schoolhouse”) Lemonade Stand to Benefit the Hannah’s Hope Fund has been rescheduled for June 22nd. On Saturday, June 22nd, Clifton Park Nursery School, better known as “The Little Red School House”, will be holding its 4th annual benefit for The Hannah’s Hope Fund, a […]

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Music and Culture of South Asia at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 21

Date: June 14, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Pakistani natives Salisteen Mary and her husband Alexander Baqar will present Music and Culture of South Asia at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Friday, June 21. The couple will discuss the history, western influence, food and culture of South Asia. Mr. Baqar will play traditional musical instruments including drums […]

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Digital Photography for Beginners at the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library – Jun 20

Date: June 13, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Thursday, June 20 from 6-8 pm for the program Digital Photography for Beginners. This basic class (two sessions) is designed to help you get started with your digital camera. Learn about basic terminology, functions, and settings of your digital camera. Download […]

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Home Safety & Household Emergency Workshop for Babysitters June 19

Date: June 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Teens entering sixth grade and up next fall are invited to attend a “Home Safety & Household Emergency Workshop for Babysitters” that will be held at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Wednesday, June 19 from 2-4pm. A staff member from the Clifton Park– Halfmoon Emergency Corps will teach about […]

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Clifton Park Elks Annual Soccer Shoot At Clifton Common

Date: June 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Elks #2466

On Saturday, June 15, youth soccer players are invited to test their soccer skills in competition with other local players. The Elks Soccer Shoot program consists of two different contests that test skill levels based on age. There are four age groups (7 and under, 8 & 9, 10 & […]

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Annual Flag Day Celebration at Clifton Park Elks Lodge

Date: June 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park Elks #2466

The Clifton Park Elks Lodge invite the public to attend their annual Flag Day Ceremony on Friday, June 14, at the Lodge located at 695 MacElroy Road in Ballston Lake. The program begins at 6:30 PM sharp. This is a perfect event for the ENTIRE family — celebrate and honor our nation’s […]

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Wedding Ceremony Pet Care Service Available from The Muttley Crew

Date: June 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Have you ever thought that you would love to have your dog at your wedding? Well now you can. Muttley Crew Petsitters can arrange to bring your dog to your wedding so they can be part of the service. We help you plan your special day and put in place […]

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Road Racing 101 Seminar at the Saratoga Auto Museum June 23

Date: June 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

If road racing is about anything, it’s about getting around corners. Those who win, at any level, do that faster than anyone else, and one corner that is about to be turned is the date for the “Road Racing 101″ seminar at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Sunday, June 23, 1PM […]

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Music and Movement for Little Ones at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – June 18

Date: June 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Diane Payette, local educator and performer, will hold two programs on Tuesday, June 18 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library which lead preschool children in action songs. The Music and Movement for Little Ones program for two and three-year-old children will begin at 9:30 am. The Music and Movement for […]

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June Library Board of Trustees Meeting at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 17

Date: June 10, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A meeting of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, July 22 at 7:15pm at the Library. The public is welcome to attend. Please call the Library at 371-8622 for more information. The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library is classified as a Special District Public […]

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Tad & Diane in the Reading Garden at the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library June 17

Date: June 10, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Families with children ages 4-8 are invited to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, in the Reading Garden (weather permitting) on Monday, June 17 at 6:30pm for Tad & Diane in the Reading Garden. Diane Payette, local performer and educator, and Tad, library mascot will present this fun and interactive drop-in […]

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The Smell of Success

Date: June 10, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Home sellers do everything they can to make their house look as beautiful as possible, yet appealing to home buyers’ other senses can be just as important — especially when it comes to the sense of smell. While you may not think your home has a smell to it, freshening […]

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Flag Day Celebration at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 16

Date: June 9, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

All are welcome to participate in a Flag Day Celebration at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Saturday, June 16 beginning at 10:30am. This program is intended for grandparents, parents and children. Local performer and educator Diane Payette along with chorus students from Shenendehowa elementary and high schools will sing […]

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Saratoga County Arts Council June 2013 Exhibition at the Gallery at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: June 8, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A Saratoga County Arts Council “Art in Public Places” Exhibition is on display in the 2nd floor Gallery at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, for the month of June 2013. Featured is the art of local artist Lucille Millarson. Her exhibit is called “Around the Town” and features a small […]

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Saratoga County Arts Council June 2013 Exhibition at the Gallery at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: June 8, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A Saratoga County Arts Council “Art in Public Places” Exhibition is on display in the 2nd floor Gallery at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, for the month of June 2013. Featured is the art of local artist Lucille Millarson. Her exhibit is called “Around the Town” and features a small […]

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How to Download eBooks using OverDrive App at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – June 12

Date: June 5, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

A demonstration of the OverDrive App will be offered at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Wednesday, June 12 from 6-7:30 pm. This class is for users of the Kindle Fire, all Apple devices, and the Nook Color, Nook Tablet, Nook HD and Nook HD+. Did you know the library […]

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Alzheimer’s Seminars Hosted by the Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: June 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

As a community service, the Friends of the Clifton Park–Halfmoon Public Library and the Alzheimer’s Association – Northeastern New York Chapter, are co-sponsoring a series of seminars on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. All programs are free and open to the public. You may register for individual sessions. To register, please […]

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Spring Invitation and Auto Show Winners Announced at the Saratoga Auto Museaum

Date: June 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

The Saratoga Automobile Museum’s recent Spring Invitational and Auto Show was blessed with a perfect day weather-wise and attracted hundreds of outstanding entries from throughout the Northeast. The unusual “dual shows format” offered a wide variety of experiences for the huge turnout of enthusiasts who inspected the cars, motorcycles and […]

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Regents Exams Quiet Study Area at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – June 10-14 & 17

Date: June 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will dedicate Program Rooms C & D as quiet study space in during Regents Exam week. This space will be available 1-5pm on June 10-14 & 17. No registration is necessary. The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library is classified as a Special District Public Library and […]

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Spring Invitation and Auto Show Winners Announced at the Saratoga Auto Museum

Date: June 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Saratoga Automobile Museum

The Saratoga Automobile Museum’s recent Spring Invitational and Auto Show was blessed with a perfect day weather-wise and attracted hundreds of outstanding entries from throughout the Northeast. The unusual “dual shows format” offered a wide variety of experiences for the huge turnout of enthusiasts who inspected the cars, motorcycles and […]

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Shenendehowa Rotary Announces 6th Annual Car & Craft Show June 8

Date: June 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Rotary Club of Shenendehowa

Shenendehowa Rotary announces its 6th Annual Car & Craft Show on Saturday June 8th from 10am –3pm at Clifton Park Center Mall, 22 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, featuring custom, antique, classic, muscle and custom cars along with crafters and vendors and live music. All proceeds from the show will […]

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Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library holding Spring Used Book Sale

Date: June 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will hold their Spring Used Book Sale in the Program and Friends’ Rooms on the 2nd floor of the library the weekend of June 7, 8 and 9. The schedule is as follows. Fri, June 7 1 – 5pm Sat, June 8 […]

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Lawn Care

Date: June 1, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Spring is in the air and that means that homebuyers are going to be paying just as much attention to the exterior of a home than the interior. Those shopping for a home want to envision their kids playing in the yard, their friends coming over for barbeques and the […]

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Introducing the iPad Demonstration at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: May 31, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Friday, June 7 from 9:30-11:30 am for the program Introducing the iPad. Lightweight and fun! iPad makes surfing the web, checking email, playing games, watching movies, and taking pictures so easy and convenient. Bring your device or just come and observe. […]

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Shenendehowa Adult Community Center to host Orchestra Concert June 7

Date: May 31, 2013 | Submitted by: *Nobody

The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center Orchestra will be holding a concert on June 7, at 1 pm, at 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Come and listen to the wonderful music of this senior orchestra. This event is free and open to the public. The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center is the focal […]

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Town of Clifton Park to pick up tree and brush debris caused by recent storm for residents south of Route 146

Date: May 31, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The town will begin a free service to pick up trees and brush debris caused by the recent storm on Monday, June 3. This service applies to all residents south of Route 146. Residents are asked to place the tree and brush debris along the edge of their property by […]

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Security Tips: Do You Know Where Your Personal Information is?

Date: May 31, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

May 2013 Do You Know Where Your Personal Information Is? From the Desk of “The Don” The amount of data on the Internet is staggering. As consumers of online services, we create information through our use of social media, online shopping, and many other activities. Public records are also a […]

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Work Camp Chicken BBQ at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church June 2

Date: May 29, 2013 | Submitted by: Shenendehowa United Methodist Church

Tired of the same old take-out food? Is the idea of cooking giving you indigestion before you start eating? Well, on Sunday, June 2nd let the Workcamp Youth of Shen Methodist Churchtake care of you at the annual Workcamp Drive‐thru Chicken Barbecue. We will have meals ready to take home with […]

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Using the Kindle Fire Demonstration at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 6

Date: May 29, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Thursday, June 6 from 6-8 pm for the program Using the Kindle Fire. Start to enjoy your Kindle Fire! This device makes surfing the web, checking email, playing games, watching movies, and taking pictures so easy and convenient. Bring your device […]

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Clifton Park Trails Day Ride set for Sunday, June 2

Date: May 29, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Town to host annual Clifton Park Trails Day Ride Clifton Park, NY – The town will hold its annual free Clifton Park Trails Day Ride beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 at the Vischer Ferry Fire Station #1, 360 Riverview Road, Rexford. The scenic and informative 17-mile casual […]

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Managing Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors Workshop at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 4

Date: May 28, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Adults are invited to attend the parent workshop entitled Managing Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesday, June 4 at 9:00 am. This informative presentation will help parents with children of all ages to learn new ways to manage their child’s challenging behaviors. Newmeadow School […]

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The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library holding France Trip Presentation at the Library June 3

Date: May 27, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

EVENT: 2014 Trip to France Free Presentation on Monday, June 3 at 6:00pm Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library will present a free Special Travel Presentation program on Mon, June 3 at 6:00pm at the Library in Program Rooms A&B to introduce a France Magnifique Trip […]

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Question of the Month: What is HTML5?

Date: May 27, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. HTML5 is the fifth iteration of the standard. HTML4 has been around since 1997, so it’s time for an update. Let’s take a step back for a moment and look at what is currently being used. Many sites have pictures with movement on them, […]

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Music Company Orchestra presents a “Pops Concert” at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 1

Date: May 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

On Saturday, June 1 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library beginning at 2pm the Music Company Orchestra, will be playing a “Pops Concert” of show tunes and other popular favorites. All are welcome to this drop in program; no registration is required. For more information, please call the Library at […]

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4th Annual Plant Swap and Sale at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library June 1

Date: May 25, 2013 | Submitted by: Friends of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Event Description: 4th Annual Plant Swap and Sale The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library are calling all Gardeners! Join the Friends under the Library Porch on Sat, June 1 from 10am – 2pm for a Plant Swap and Sale! Bring plants & gardening books or magazines to swap and/or donate for […]

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New Technologies: BYOD

Date: May 20, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Just what everyone needed, another acronym to know! BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device, and it looks to change the way many businesses operate. As this article is being written, the numbers for the first quarter sales were just released. PC’s have dropped about 14 percent while tablets have […]

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Clifton Park Town Center Zoning

Date: May 19, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Town of Clifton Park is beginning the process of creating a new form-based zoning code for the Exit 9 area on the north and south sides of NYS Route 146, west to Moe Road. This work is being funded by a grant from the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC), […]

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Historic Preservation Commission meeting – Thursday, May 16 – Learn about the National Register of Historic Places – Free Refreshments

Date: May 14, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Clifton Park Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to attend its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Grooms Tavern on the corner of Grooms and Sugarhill roads. The Commission will celebrate May as Historic Preservation Month with guest speaker Kathleen LaFrank […]

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Avoid These 8 Staging Mistakes

Date: May 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

You may love your home, but that doesn’t mean that everyone coming through the door will feel the same way. What may be “charming” to the seller may seem off-putting to a prospective buyer. Many sellers attempt to stage their home themselves and, in doing so, create mistakes that can […]

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HISTORIC GROOMS TAVERN TO HOST OPEN HOUSE, TOWN BOARD MEETING ON MAY 13

Date: May 10, 2013 | Submitted by: Community Arts and Culture Commission

Meeting at site of town’s first board meeting celebrates historic preservation in town The Town of Clifton Park, in partnership with the Friends of Grooms Tavern, will hold an open house and Town Board meeting at Historic Grooms Tavern on Monday, May 13 to celebrate the town’s historic preservation. The […]

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From Town Supervisor Phil Barrett – Successful Town Shredding Day, Sunday May 5th

Date: May 10, 2013 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

Hundreds of vehicles passed through the Town of Clifton Park’s Paper Shredding Day this past Sunday afternoon. During the two hour event, held at the Clifton Park Center, almost 17,000 pounds of paper was collected, destroyed and recycled. “We filled the trucks to capacity”, explained Town Supervisor Phil Barrett. Joining […]

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May 19-25 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Date: May 8, 2013 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

May 19-25 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week When a dog bites a human or another dog, the consequences can be devastating for everyone involved. Most times, before a bite occurs, there are warning signs that humans don’t understand or discourage, for instance, growling. Here are some links that provide […]

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From Highway Superintendent Rick Kukuk – Pierce Road Closure – May 8 – May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Date: May 7, 2013 | Submitted by: Highway Department

Clifton Park – On Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday May 8, Pierce Road will be closed to all but local traffic beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through 3 p.m. This work is to allow for utility construction and pavement replacement. The location of the work is near the Dwaas […]

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Fire Code Appeals Board Meeting – May 20, 2013

Date: April 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Fire Code Appeals Board will meet on May 20th , 2013 at 6:30pm at Town Hall Building Department to review a variance request for “Crescent Wood” a proposed cluster subdivision of (77) lots located at 1567 Crescent Road.

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Town of Clifton Park hosts free American Heart Association CPR / AED Training Course – Saturday, May 4

Date: April 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

American Heart Association CPR / AED Training Course The Town of Clifton Park is sponsoring a free American Heart Association CPR / AED Training Course for Clifton Park town residents. WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013 8:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Ambulance Corps 15 Crossing Blvd. Class is […]

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Town of Clifton Park Transfer Station 2013 Spring Clean Up Set for April 21 and April 28

Date: April 26, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Clifton Park, NY – The town of Clifton Park Transfer Station at 217 Vischer Ferry Road will be open on two Sundays this spring to allow town residents to drop off their leaves and brush. The transfer station will be open for spring clean-up on Sundays April 21 and April […]

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Message from Town Supervisor Phil Barrett – Foxes and Other Wild Animals

Date: April 23, 2013 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

During this time of year, sightings of foxes and other wild animals throughout town are more common due to the availability of prey, including wild rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, etc. Wild animal sightings may also increase due to springtime breeding. I want to take this opportunity to provide residents with information […]

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Staging in Spring

Date: April 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Any home stager will tell you that “staging is staging” and the principals remain the same throughout the year—keep things clean, clutter free and colorful. But that doesn’t each season comes without its own brand of staging magic. For spring, there are a number of things you can do both […]

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Clifton Park Town Board sets policy for appointed volunteers called to active duty

Date: April 18, 2013 | Submitted by: Town Board

Clifton Park – Residents serving on volunteer agencies, boards, committees and commissions who are called up to active duty military service are guaranteed to have their positions when they return, according to a policy formalized this week by the Clifton Park Town Board. Under the new policy, anyone serving on […]

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Working Kitchens Catch the Eye of Aspiring Chefs

Date: April 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

It’s astonishing how many people believe they are the next Mario Batali and have taken to the kitchen in a serious way. Ratings for cooking shows are at an all-time high as viewers are enamored with the idea of being culinary masters. Home sellers are upgrading to professional-style kitchens to […]

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Help keep Clifton Park green at two community events – Shen Science Discovery Night on April 19 and Canal Clean Sweep on April 20

Date: April 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Town offers free tree seedlings at Shenendehowa Science Discovery Night The Town of Clifton Park will offer free tree seedlings at the Shen Science Discovery Night to be held on April 19 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at High School East. The town’s Clifton Park G.R.E.E.N. Committee will distribute information […]

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Town of Clifton Park Free Yard Waste Pickup to Run April through November for 2013

Date: April 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Through an agreement with the town of Clifton Park, County Waste began free yard waste pick-up for all town residents starting on Monday, April 1. Collections will continue weekly through November. Leaves and brush will be collected in brown paper yard waste bags only. No yard waste will be collected […]

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Town to hold Paper Shredding Day on Sunday, May 5

Date: April 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Clifton Park, NY – The town of Clifton Park, in partnership with Clifton Park Center and 3N Document Destruction, will host another Town Paper Shredding Day on Sunday, May 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Clifton Park Center parking lot near JCPenney. Residents are encouraged to bring sensitive […]

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Free Mosquito Dunks for Clifton Park residents now available at Town Hall

Date: April 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The town of Clifton Park is offering free BTI dunks to all town of Clifton Park residents to help with mosquito control. BTI is a bacterium that specifically targets mosquito larvae. BTI dunks pose no harm to plants or animals besides the mosquito larvae. Dunks have been used throughout the […]

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Pierce Road Closure – Monday, April 15

Date: April 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

On Monday, April 15, 2013, Pierce Road will be closed to all but local traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow for utility construction. The location of the work is near the Dwaas Kill Bridge; therefore access from Kinns Road will be blocked at that intersection. Any commercial […]

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ICOM Tech Services completes Web site for Ralph Sporting Goods/LAX Addicts

Date: April 9, 2013 | Submitted by: ICOM Tech Services

ICOM Tech Services, one of the Capital Region’s leading full service website and database development firms, is pleased to announce the release of a new website for Ralph Sporting Goods, a Ballston Spa based retail sporting goods & uniforms store. The website www.RalphsSportingGoods.com was officially launched on November 15, 2009. […]

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Not So Common Players– BINGO, The Winning Musical opens April 19th at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library

Date: April 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Not So Common Players

Sponsored by the Town of Clifton Park and located the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, Not So Common Players is proud to announce our spring production of BINGO, the winning musical. Directed by Rick Reed, with musical direction by Adrienne Sherman and choreographed by Sara Fittizzi, BINGO is a splashy, zippy, outrageously […]

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Fire Code of Appeals Meeting – April 9, 2013 at Clifton Park Town Hall

Date: April 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Fire Code Appeals Board will meet on April 9th 6:30pm at the Clifton Park Town Hall in the Wood Meeting Room to reconvene for a variance hearing for Crescent Woods proposed cluster subdivision of (77) lots located a 1567 Crescent Road.

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Staying on Top of Rugs

Date: April 2, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

It may not be the first thing one thinks about when decorating for a sale, but the addition of rugs to a home can go a long way. Rugs can help warm a dreary room, add a splash of color to a dull space, can tone down a room that […]

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Clifton Park Town Board invests $235,000 in Clifton Common Facility Upgrades

Date: March 28, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Town Board invests in Clifton Common Facility Upgrades $235,000 worth of projects will improve basketball courts, soccer fields Clifton Park, NY – The basketball courts at the Clifton Common will be upgraded and soccer field irrigation will be greatly improved as part of a $235,000 investment in the facility. “The […]

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Positive Signs for Single-Family Housing

Date: March 23, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Single-family home sales will continue strengthening, according to latest report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The Real Estate Consensus Forecast, ULI’s semi-annual survey of the nation’s leading real estate economists and analysts, examined 26 economic and real estate indicators in the third quarter. The report predicted healthy estimates for […]

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Notice – No Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting – April 2, 2013

Date: March 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Please take note that due to a lack of applicants, there will be no Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on April 2, 2013.

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Virus Email Hoax Warning

Date: March 21, 2013 | Submitted by: ICOM Tech Services

The latest computer worm is considered the worst this year by many professionals, as it appears to be sent from the FBI or CIA. The email states the user has been caught visiting websites which are illegal and then requires a series of questions to be answered in the attached […]

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Saratoga County Residents: Drop off your Bulk Waste and Electronics at the Clifton Park Transfer Station

Date: March 15, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

All Saratoga County residents can drop off their electronics at the Clifton Park Transfer Station for free. Approved electronics are limited to: monitors, computers, televisions, small-scale servers, cable and satellite receivers, keyboards and mice, fax machines, printers, DVRs, scanners, DVD players, portable music players, digital converter boxes, video game consoles, […]

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Five Tips for Spring Cleaning

Date: March 13, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Spring is here and for those selling their home or getting ready to put their house on the market, there’s nothing quite as beneficial as doing a great “spring cleaning” job to not only make your home look great, but to get rid of some of that clutter that could […]

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Selling in Colder Months

Date: March 13, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

While the warmer months are generally regarded as the time for home sellers to get their property ready for sale, marketing the home in winter and early spring is just as important. Homebuyers are out looking for homes 12 months a year and there’s no reason to drop the ball […]

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Credit Score Requirements Ease for Some

Date: March 12, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Tight lending guidelines have weighed on the U.S. housing market during its ongoing recovery. Most lending institutions during the past two years raised their credit score requirements to as high as 650, making it nearly impossible for many people to obtain a loan. Wells Fargo made it a little easier […]

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NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption

Date: February 28, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption Residents can fill out the above form to request that any information concerning their firearms license application or firearms license not be a public record. The form must be filed with the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office: Saratoga County Clerk 40 McMaster Street […]

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Question of the Month: How can I keep the pictures I take on my phone safe?

Date: February 25, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

If what is meant by safe is away from prying eyes, the best method is to make sure the phone has a lock code or pin; adding encryption adds another layer of security. On the other hand, if what is understood as security is making sure the pictures don’t get […]

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Moody’s affirms Town of Clifton Park’s high bond rating, citing proactive spending reductions and conservative budgeting

Date: February 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Moody’s Investors Services has affirmed the town’s high Aa2 bond rating, “reflecting the town’s solid financial position bolstered by healthy reserves,” according to a report released on Feb. 8. “Moody’s thorough review of the Town’s fiscal position and positive report confirms the Town Board has positioned Clifton Park to continue […]

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Town of Clifton Park Fire Code of Appeals Board Meeting – Tuesday, March 19th

Date: February 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Fire Code Appeals Board will meet on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m. at Clifton Park Town Hall to review an application for Crescent Woods (77) lot Cluster Subdivision located at 1567 Crescent Road in Clifton Park, New York. The applicant is seeking a variance from section 179-25(H) of […]

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New Technologies: 3D Printers

Date: February 20, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

What is 3D printing? You may think it is some future science fiction device, but actually it has been in the pipeline for a while. While it isn’t the Star Trek Replicator, it is a very promising device. With a 3D printer, physical items can be created as the printer […]

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Town of Clifton Park Bulk Waste Pickup set for April 28 to May 25

Date: February 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Transfer Station

Clifton Park – The Town of Clifton Park has solidified plans for the 2013 Bulk Waste Pick-up service provided free to residents. County Waste will conduct the curbside bulk waste collection beginning April 28 and concluding May 25, 2013. As in past years, the town will be divided into thirds, […]

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Town of Clifton Park Bulk Waste Pickup set for April 28 to May 25

Date: February 20, 2013 | Submitted by: Fire Code Appeals Board

Click here to view the map and schedule for the 2013 collection Clifton Park – The Town of Clifton Park has solidified plans for the 2013 Bulk Waste Pick-up service provided free to residents. County Waste will conduct the curbside bulk waste collection beginning April 28 and concluding May 25, […]

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Security Tips: Phishing, Spear-Phishing, and Whaling

Date: February 18, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

A tremendous amount of viruses and malware get spread through email. While the motive years ago was to cause mayhem, today the goal is to get your money. Below are some of the ways they accomplish their goals. The first attack is called phishing. This is a generic email which […]

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Question of the Month – I’m thinking about getting a tablet, what do you recommend?

Date: February 8, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

I’m thinking about getting a tablet, what do you recommend? The first thing you need to think about is what size you want. Basically the sizes are 7″ and 10″. The 7″ tables are great for portability as they fit in almost everything and are very light. The 10″ tablets […]

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Town of Clifton Park Stands Alone in Recent State Comptroller’s Audit

Date: February 5, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Town of Clifton Park was the only municipality out of eight studied by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli that meets and exceeds state regulations on background checks for individuals providing youth services in town. “We found that seven of the eight municipalities we audited failed to conduct […]

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Why Java (not the drink) is Dangerous

Date: February 5, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

The middle of last week we were alerted to a new zero-day exploit which was a very serious threat. Two days later Homeland Security sent out an alert that everyone should stop using Java if possible. Below are some steps you can take to disable Java in your browsers. If […]

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New Technologies – SaaS – What??

Date: February 4, 2013 | Submitted by: HITman Services

The IT industry probably more than any other seems to love acronyms. Well maybe the federal government has more. For this article we will focus on a cloud service called SaaS which stands for Software as an online service. If you’ve used Gmail, Hotmail, or some other email service, you’ve […]

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Attention Artists in the Town of Clifton Park – Up to $1,000 in grant money now available through the Community Arts and Culture Commission

Date: January 22, 2013 | Submitted by: Community Arts and Culture Commission

The Town of Clifton Park has made available up to $1,000 in grant money through its Community Arts and Culture Commission to give to local organizations and artists to support visual, media and literary arts in town. The goal of these grants is to enhance and preserve the public arts […]

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Winter 2012-2013 Stewardship Walks: Guided Hikes in Clifton Park’s Nature Preserves and Parks

Date: January 18, 2013 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Please kindly RSVP and call to confirm specific walks, by the day before, by calling the Open Space Coordinator in the Planning Department at (518) 371-6054, or by emailing Jennifer Viggiani. Please note that for all walks, participants should be prepared by wearing hiking shoes or boots for walks that […]

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Green Tips for Your Home

Date: January 11, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

When it comes to preparing your home for sale in an environmentally friendly way, Kermit the Frog had it wrong. It is easy being green. With so many homebuyers seeking green features in the homes they consider, sellers should create an eco-friendly atmosphere for the buyer, and that doesn’t always […]

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New Year Message from Town Supervisor Phil Barrett – Clifton Park’s Outlook for 2013 and Beyond

Date: January 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

As we enter 2013, I would like to wish all of you a healthy and prosperous New Year. The Town of Clifton Park begins 2013 on very solid footing. Over the last 12 months, the Town Board has remained committed to maintaining our fiscally conservative budgeting practices, while executing important […]

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Home Staging Should Include the Male Perspective

Date: January 4, 2013 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Professional home stagers consult with homeowners on ways to sell their homes quickly and for the most money possible, but often lost in the design process is the fact that men are involved in buying decisions as well. When having your home staged, it’s important to remember to appeal to […]

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Does your home need a major remodel or just a facelift?

Date: January 3, 2013 | Submitted by: Dream Builders & Remodeling

The term “remodeling” or “renovation” can encompass a broad range of job sizes. Technically, renovation is more about repairing deficiencies or upgrading the functionality of your home. Remodeling is often more about updating decor, fixtures, space or the style of your home. In either case, the two terms are use […]

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Bringing the Generations Together

Date: December 28, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Although your home may have been housing a traditional family of a mom, dad and two kids, savvy real estate agents will tell you that in order to attract more buyers, staging your house as one fit for multi-generations is the way to go. More parents and grandparents are finding […]

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To Remodel, or Not to Remodel?

Date: December 27, 2012 | Submitted by: Dream Builders & Remodeling

When considering having work performed on your home, there are many factors to consider. If you are in this position, remember the following 5 qualifications: 1.Proximity to work or leisure – You probably chose the home you are in for a good reason. Maybe it was close to your job, […]

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Town of Clifton Park Christmas Tree Pick-up – January 7 to 11, 2013 – Click here for details

Date: December 20, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

County Waste will pick up your un-bagged, non-artificial Christmas trees at the curb to be picked up between Monday, January 7 and Friday, January 11. Please place your tree along the edge of your property by Monday, Jan. 7 to ensure it will be picked up. Trees will be mulched […]

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Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett joins Annese and Associates, Inc. at their new corporate headquarters ribbon-cutting

Date: December 14, 2012 | Submitted by: Town Supervisor

Town Supervisor Phil Barrett, right, joined Tony Annese at the Annese and Associates ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The technology company designs, installs and services computer networks that include video, data, and voice. Annese and Associates currently has 99 employees and operates in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Cranston and […]

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Clifton Park Town Board Adopts 2013 Budget

Date: December 13, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Clifton Park Town Board has unanimously adopted the 2013 Town of Clifton Park budget, approving a $16 million budget that affirms the town’s longstanding commitment to no town property tax. The Highway Tax is slated to increase 3% and when calculating all expenditures per New York State Regulations, Clifton […]

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Message From Town Supervisor Phil Barrett – Clifton Park Mourns

Date: December 7, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Clifton Park has suffered one of the most devastating losses in memory. The unthinkable tragedy that killed two Shenendehowa High School students and injured two others on Saturday has truly shaken the entire community. In the days since the accident, I have been heartened by the outpouring of support and […]

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Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

Date: December 5, 2012 | Submitted by: Fascial Connections, Virginia Touhey

Submitted by: Virginia Touhey LMT, Fascial Connections Welcome to the holidays! A time of peace and joy that sometimes also turns into chaotic family situations and over eating…this is a recipe for ACID REFLUX. I’ve been taking health histories for over 20 years and it still never ceases to amaze […]

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ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE VISCHER FERRY FIRE DISTRICT On December 11, 2012

Date: November 28, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the Vischer Ferry Fire District will take place on December 11, 2012 between the hours of 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Vischer Ferry firehouse, Station #1, located at 360 Riverview Rd., Rexford, NY for the purpose of electing one (1) Commissioner […]

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LEGAL NOTICE FOR ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE CLIFTON PARK – HALFMOON FIRE DISTRICT # 1 December 11, 2012

Date: November 28, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Fire District #1 will take place on December 11, 2012 between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm at the Clifton Park Firehouse located at 38 Old Route 146, Clifton Park, New York, for the […]

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NOTICE: Annual Election for Fire Commissioners on December 11 – Jonesville Fire District

Date: November 28, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Jonesville Fire District will hold their annual election on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 to elect one fire commissioner for a five-year term of office, one fire commissioner for a four-year term of office and one commissioner for a two-year term of office. Petitions to place their names on the […]

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West Crescent Commissioner Election – December 11

Date: November 27, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Election of the West Crescent Fire District will take place on December 11, 2012, between the hours of 6:00pm and 9:00pm at the West Crescent Fire House located at 1440 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, New York, 12065, for the purpose of election one […]

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Town of Clifton Park upgrading infrastructure in Clifton Knolls neighborhood and throughout town

Date: November 13, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The Town of Clifton Park is currently conducting two infrastructure improvement projects in the Clifton Knolls neighborhood. The first is a $1.15 million project that will upgrade pump stations throughout town and replace the sewer line at Twilight Drive, Barney Road, South Barney Road and Valencia Lane. The work has […]

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Hurricane Sandy Relief – Help “Stuff the Truck” for Hurricane Relief – Saturday, Nov. 10

Date: November 9, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Residents interested in making last minute donations or helping load an 18-wheeler to deliver supplies to New York City for victims of Hurricane Sandy can go to 3 South Barney Road in the morning on Saturday, Nov. 10 up until 11 a.m. Volunteers will be organizing and packing supplies donated […]

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Message from Town Supervisor Phil Barrett – Friday, Nov. 30 the last day for Leaves and Brush Pick-up

Date: November 9, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett is reminding residents that the last day County Waste will pick up Leaves and Brush is Friday, Nov. 30, barring an extreme weather event. Residents are also asked to place the leaves and brush in brown paper bags neatly at the end of their […]

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Clifton Park Town Hall a drop site for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Date: November 6, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Clifton Park Town Hall is partnering with a group of residents who are collecting items to drive down to the NYC area on Saturday to help relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims. The group is going to be delivering all items to the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau down in New […]

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Town of Clifton Park 2013 Preliminary Budget – Public Hearing – Thursday, November 8

Date: November 1, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Please take note that the Town of Clifton Park will hold a public hearing on the 2013 Preliminary Budget on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Clifton Park Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Plaza, Clifton Park, NY, in the Wood Memorial Meeting Room. Copies of the budget can be […]

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Town of Clifton Park 2013 Preliminary Budget – Public Hearing – Thursday, November 8

Date: November 1, 2012 | Submitted by: Town Board

Please take note that the Town of Clifton Park will hold a public hearing on the 2013 Preliminary Budget on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Clifton Park Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Plaza, Clifton Park, NY, in the Wood Memorial Meeting Room. Copies of the budget can be […]

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Howl-O-Ween Pet Safety Tips

Date: October 31, 2012 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Witches, Ghosts and Goblins can be scary looking to a dog. Consider leaving him home while you take the children out trick or treating. If your dog spends much time outdoors, consider bringing him inside to keep him safe. He may bolt over or through the fence should he get […]

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Town of Clifton Park Transfer Station to open for four Sundays for fall clean-up 2012

Date: October 18, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The town’s transfer station at 217 Vischer Ferry Road will be open on four Sundays this fall to allow town residents to drop off their leaves and brush. The station will be open for fall clean‐up on Sundays Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. […]

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ICOM Tech Services completes Web site for Curtis Lumber

Date: September 27, 2012 | Submitted by: ICOM Tech Services

ICOM Tech Services, one of the Capital Region’s leading full service website and database development firms, is pleased to announce the release of a new website for Curtis Lumber. The redesign of www.curtislumber.com was launched on February 1. The Curtis Lumber home base is on Route 67 in Ballston Spa […]

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Introduction to Blogging at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library – June 14

Date: June 7, 2012 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Friday, June 14 from 9:30-11:30am for the program Introduction to Blogging. Whether you are ready to start writing or you just want to see what blogging is about, this class is right for you. Blogs are online web logs that allow you to […]

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The Importance of Assets

Date: June 4, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Mortgage lenders dissect the entire credit history of a potential client with strict attention to income, credit, collateral and assets. Of the four, assets are perhaps the least discussed yet may be the most important in securing credit and buying a home. Simply put, assets include the amount of money […]

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Is it Worth the Cost?

Date: May 28, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

A stressful part of putting your home on the market is trying to figure out what to fix and upgrade to get the very best price. An experienced agent will recommend projects to consider and ones to avoid. After all, just because you put money into a renovation project doesn’t […]

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Home Theaters: Great for the Family, Desired by Home Shoppers

Date: May 21, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

One of the most in-demand requests that real estate agents are getting from those looking for new homes concerns home theaters, or at least the space to add such a multi-media room. With home-theater technology evolving and prices lowering over the last decade, the concept has evolved from luxury to […]

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A Glance at Green Benefits

Date: April 30, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

The U.S. Green Business Council recently reported that single-family homes are responsible for a little over 20% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. By living in a green home, people can help reduce the causes of climate change and studies show that more homebuyers are looking to purchase homes that […]

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Floor the Competition

Date: April 23, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

When people enter your home they usually look down before up, so that first step is vital for attracting a homebuyer and making a great first impression. This is one reason why more people are installing hardwood floors in their homes. Hardwood flooring enhances the look of any room and […]

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Costs for First Time Buyers

Date: April 16, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Buying a new home can be a huge, complex undertaking, especially when it’s your first time. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced real estate agent guiding you along the way. In a survey conducted earlier this year by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services (PRERS), a Prudential Financial, […]

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Consumers Are Returning to the Real Estate Market with an Age-old Question: Buy or Sell First?

Date: April 9, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Residential real estate is gaining stability in concert with the recovering U.S. economy. Consumers, drawn by one of the most attractive buyers’ markets on record marked by historically low interest rates and lower home prices in many areas, are returning to the market to move up, trade down, improve location […]

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Understanding Energy Efficient Mortgages

Date: April 2, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Ever heard of an energy efficient mortgage? EEMs, formally introduced by the Federal Housing Administration in 1995, help consumers save money on utility bills by enabling them to finance the cost of energy-efficiency features for their new or existing homes as part of their FHA-insured home purchase or refinanced mortgage. […]

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Fireplaces Provide a Warm Glow to a Home on the Market

Date: March 26, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

With winter weather gripping most of the country the fireplace takes on greater importance in the sale of a home. The National Association of REALTORS recently conducted a survey that found nearly two-thirds of homebuyers had a fireplace on their wish list. The fireplace has become a coveted amenity and […]

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Home Sellers: Five Tips to Make Your Bathroom Stand Out

Date: February 27, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Every homebuyer has a vision of their perfect house and the rooms that are most important to them. Because of their relatively small size in comparison to the rest of a home, bathrooms are often overlooked in the staging process, but for many, it could be the most important room […]

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Key Advice for a Secure Closing

Date: February 14, 2012 | Submitted by: Law Office of Daniel S. Glaser PLLC

You’re at the closing table, you’ve signed all the paperwork, and you hold out your hand to receive a set of keys to your home! Now what?? You will receive one or two sets of keys at the closing table, but you have no idea who else may have a […]

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Home Not Selling? It’s Not Personal, It’s Probably Price

Date: February 13, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Home sellers face a new reality as they look to move up, down, in or out of their American dream in today’s market. Consumers, particularly those who purchased their homes within the last five years, often find their options limited by a lack of equity. Those who can sell are […]

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It’s a Buyers’ Market for Real Estate Investors, too

Date: February 8, 2012 | Submitted by: Prudential Manor Homes - Sheri Pennartz,

Turn on any financial news program and at some point you’ll hear the experts extolling the virtues of diversification. Real estate, even through the market downturn, has long been considered a conservative, long-term strategy to growing wealth. In fact, that very downturn has created a historic buying opportunity for potential […]

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Sirsy unplugged at Historic Grooms Tavern – Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 – Free Concert!

Date: January 22, 2012 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Sirsy http://www.sirsy.com/ Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7pm First Friday – Sirsy, unplugged acoustic music. Join us for a special unplugged acoustic concert by Sirsy, Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti, featuring surprise special guests. Free show. Limited seating-first come, first seated. This is one of our most popular nights at […]

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These Projects Go Together Like Peas In A Pod!

Date: January 3, 2012 | Submitted by: Dream Builders & Remodeling

Certain things just go together – peanut butter and jelly, cereal and milk, toast and jelly, well you get the idea! Remodeling projects are much like this as well. Here are some projects that make complete sense to do at the same time: 1.Kitchen Remodels – Being one of the […]

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MUTTLEY CREW PET SITTING, LLC and BALLTOWN DOG WALKING Merger

Date: September 20, 2011 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Muttley Crew Pet Sitting, LLC and Balltown Dog Walking are merging effective September 15, 2011! This merger will allow both entities to cover a larger area and to offer more services to their growing client list. Pat Wrisley of Muttley Crew Pet Sitting has been in business since 2004 and […]

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Spring has Sprung

Date: May 30, 2011 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Submitted by: Pat Wrisley, Many families are thinking about adding a furry friend to their family and that is great! But before you pick the first cute pair of eyes that say “take me home,” there are a few things you should consider. Picking out a pet for the family […]

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Tick-borne Diseases Lurking in your Backyard

Date: May 11, 2011 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Submitted by: Pat Wrisley, Muttley Crew Pet Sitting The Northeast is known for prevalence of ticks and the diseases they carry. Below is a little information about the most common diseases here in New York and how you can prevent and test for them. Lyme disease is caused by the […]

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NYSERDA Energy Star program offers Home Performance Evaluation/Assessment — Free energy efficiency audit!

Date: May 10, 2011 | Submitted by: GREEN Committee

After this harsh winter, many residents may be thinking about ways to reduce energy costs. Homeowners with a household income of less than $302,000 are eligible for a free New York State Energy Research and Development Authority energy audit. The energy audit will provide homeowners with an estimate of both […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Trade Technology for Cash

Date: February 11, 2011 | Submitted by: HITman Services

If you have older technology items such as cellphones, computers, audio components, etc., they can be traded for cash. Gazelle also accepts items as donations to causes which may be important to you. The website Gazelle.com, provides full details. Do you remember when… A ‘backup’ happened because of traffic issues? […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Increase Efficiency of Microsoft Outlook

Date: February 4, 2011 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Instead of just changing what Outlook is displaying in a single window, open the Outlook sections which you use most. With Outlook open with your email up, right click on Calendar. Choose Open in a New Window. When the window appears, you can maximize it. To open a third or […]

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Read Before You Sign

Date: February 3, 2011 | Submitted by: Law Office of Daniel S. Glaser PLLC

On any given day, how many times do you sign your name? Do you always read everything before you sign it? Often times, documents are pushed in front of us and we hear “oh, just sign your name right at the bottom of the form, this is just standard stuff.” […]

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HITman Tech Tip -What is a QR Code?

Date: January 28, 2011 | Submitted by: HITman Services

A QR code is a barcode which is becoming increasingly popular. Scanning a QR code with a smartphone camera, one can be directed to a website. They make it easy to go to a specific website without having to type in the URL. Which would you rather do, type in […]

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eBook Reader at a price that can’t be beat!

Date: January 28, 2011 | Submitted by: HITman Services

If you own a BlackBerry, iPhone or Android device, there are free Kindle eBook readers available. While they may lack some of the features of a Kindle or Nook, there is no need to carry more than one device and the price is hard to beat. Do you remember when… […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Six Internet Safety Tips for Children and Teens

Date: January 14, 2011 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Never post personal information Be very careful with what you post in blogs Do not share your password If you don’t personally know the person, don’t friend them Do not use poor language Be extremely careful with giving out your current or future location online Do you remember when… A […]

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It’s Kitchen Season!

Date: December 23, 2010 | Submitted by: Dream Builders & Remodeling

With fall just around the corner, many homeowners turn to inside projects to prepare for the holiday season. By far, the most popular room in the house to update is the kitchen. Not only is it the area where families spend the most time, but it is the very best […]

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Holiday Hazard Reminders for your pet from Muttley Crew

Date: November 17, 2010 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Submitted by: Pat Wrisley, Muttley Crew Pet Sitting Services Holiday season adornments are attractive to all creatures. The ornaments, foods, gifts, wrappings, ribbons, lights, and plants are all curiosities for pets. Pets will investigate new items by sniffing, tossing, chasing, and finally by having a taste. A few precautions will […]

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Howl-iday Surprise!- Bake your pet treat & Prepare to be licked!

Date: October 31, 2010 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Here are two recipes your pet is sure to enjoy this howliday season! Hearty Treats Ingredients: • 1 c whole-wheat flour • 1/2 c all-purpose flour • 3/4 c nonfat dry milk powder • 1/2 c quick cooking rolled oats • 1/4 c yellow cornmeal • 1/3 c shortening • […]

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Internet Child Safety Tips

Date: October 28, 2010 | Submitted by: *Nobody

The family computer should be in a common area, able to be seen by all. Know all of the places your child has access to the internet, such as homes of friends, the library and school. Enable privacy settings on their social networking sites to limit what information is seen […]

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5 Ways to Get More Life From Your Old Computer

Date: October 22, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

1) Add memory 2) Consider upgrading your graphics card 3) Perform regular preventative maintenance 4) Run regular spyware and virus scans 5) Disable or remove memory hogging software Do you remember when… an application was for employment? HITman Services is part of ICOM Tech Services, the home of CliftonPark.org . […]

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Your Laptop, Notebook or Mobile Device From Being Stolen

Date: October 15, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

1) Don’t let your computer out of your sight. If you get a refill while at a coffee shop, take it with you. 2) Don’t leave it on the seat of your car. If you are going to put it in the trunk, do so before you get to your […]

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Add Nostalgia to Your Photos

Date: September 17, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Here is a neat way to add something extra and unique to your digital photos. Go to www.poladroid.net and download their Polaroid Image Maker. The software is available for Mac and Windows so please make sure you download the correct version. Once downloaded, double click to install it. Locate the […]

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Remember Your Phone and Web Based Email Signatures

Date: September 10, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

While many people have custom signatures in their email programs such as Microsoft Outlook, they forget to modify the default signatures on their smart phones or in their web based email. Here is a simple method to add your signature without re-typing: Send yourself an email using the program which […]

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HITman Tech Tip – 5 Tips to Reduce Computer Repair Bills and Expenses

Date: August 27, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

1) Register all software products and sign-up to receive updates. 2) Make sure your anti-virus definitions are updated daily. 3) Never visit or engage in peer-to-peer file sharing websites. 4) Never download “enhanced” web browsers or screen savers. 5) Invest in a quality surge suppressor for all expensive electronics. HITman […]

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Hitman Tech Tip – Prevent Tampering With Your Smartphone

Date: August 20, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Many people are now making spyware and tracking software for cell phones and smartphones. This software can send copies of your text messages to designated people. To help prevent this, never install software unless you are absolutely sure the software is safe. Set a password on your phone and keep […]

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Hitman Tech Tip – Windows XP Consistent Folder Views

Date: August 13, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

If you are tired of having different views for folders in Windows XP, try the following HITman Tech Tip. Right click on My Computer Left click on Explore Click the drop-down next to Views, and choose the view you desire Click on Tools Click on Folder Options Click on View […]

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I Want To Remodel, But How Can I Afford It?

Date: August 5, 2010 | Submitted by: Dream Builders & Remodeling

As with all major purchases, remodeling often exceeds the amount of pure cash you have on hand to pay for expenses. Even if you could pay it off in cash, it is not always the best option. Here are a few things to consider when looking at ways to pay […]

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Hitman Tech Tip – Pin Programs or Items to Windows 7 Taskbar

Date: August 5, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Method 1 – The program is running In the Taskbar, right click on the program Click “Pin this program to taskbar” Method 2 – The program isn’t running Click Start Click Programs Locate the program you want to pin to the Taskbar Right click on the program Click “Pin to […]

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Thinking Of Remodeling – Where Do You Start?

Date: July 12, 2010 | Submitted by: Dream Builders & Remodeling

When a client calls us looking for an estimate on a project they have been considering, one of the first questions we ask is “What stage of the planning process are you currently in?”. Most often, the answer is “I have just started calling to get an estimate”. Although this […]

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Hitman Tech Tip – Create a Restore Point Before Loading New Software with Windows 7

Date: July 9, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Microsoft offers a good tool to help in the event newly installed software creates issues on your computer. It is called System Restore. Follow these instructions to create a new restore point. Click the Windows Start button Right Click on My Computer (or Computer) Click Properties Click System Protection Click […]

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Tot Time Program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Date: July 8, 2010 | Submitted by: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library

Infants up to age 24 months accompanied by an adult are invited to attend the first summer drop-in “Tot Time” session at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library from 1-2pm Monday, July 8. “Drop-in” sessions will also be held on Mondays through August 5, 2013. The “drop-in” session provides a casual […]

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Hitman Tech Tip – Save Energy and Have Your Computer Boot Up Faster

Date: July 6, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Use Hibernate instead of powering the computer off. This may take an extra few seconds as the computer is storing open programs and files to the hard disk. The benefit is boot time is substantially reduced and the computer uses no power in Hibernation mode. Sleep mode is another option, […]

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Hitman Tech Tip – Homelink – Helpful or Harmful?

Date: July 2, 2010 | Submitted by: *Nobody

What Homelink does is allow the programming of a button in the car to open garage doors, security gates, and control lights. While Homelink is nice because it doesn’t require keeping a separate remote control garage door opener in the car, it has a dark side. If a Homelink equipped […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Summer Photography Fun

Date: June 25, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Summer is a great time for family fun, vacationing and warm weather adventures AND we all want to capture those precious moments with our digital cameras. When capturing that moment to last a lifetime. follow these photo tips: 1: Watch for Interesting Angles – Shoot up or down, lay down […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Flip Style Video Buying Questions

Date: June 18, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Before purchasing a new portable video recorder, consider these questions. – Will the battery life be sufficient, or do you need a device with a replaceable battery? – Would a device with built-in memory work or would one with a removable memory card be better? – Do you need image […]

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Essential Tips for Saving Time and Money

Date: June 8, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Almost nothing is more frustrating than having to wait, especially on things that seem totally unnecessary. When it comes to waiting for your computer to start up, many people are all too familiar with the frustration of impatiently watching as their computer goes through the slow and agonizing process of […]

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Dog Care: Dogs and Thunderstorm Phobia by the American Animal Hospital Association

Date: June 8, 2010 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Does your pooch bury his head into your side every time it thunders out? Does he dive under the bed whenever rain starts to fall? From your point of view, this may seem like cute and endearing behavior, but it’s a sign that your dog is terrified of storms. Some […]

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Working Pet – Toby

Date: June 8, 2010 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

A HITman’s Best Friend – By Howard LaVine Many people who come into my office wonder what the strange sound is. Some think it’s a coffee maker, others are just not sure. For those of you who have not had the pleasure, the sound they hear is my dog Toby, […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Facebook Privacy

Date: June 4, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

While security is important for adults, it is crucial for children. If your children use Facebook, here are some suggestions. Limit access to pictures, birthday, religious and political views. Be careful sharing information such as your address, mobile phone and home phone. Restrict access to who can post or make […]

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Helpful Tips for Avoiding Traffic Tickets

Date: June 4, 2010 | Submitted by: Law Office of Daniel S. Glaser PLLC

Make sure your registration sticker and your inspection sticker for your vehicle have not expired. Police often set up local checkpoints to make sure of this. If either sticker has expired, you will get a ticket. Make sure your headlights, tail-lights, back-up lights, brake lights, hazard flashers, and signals are […]

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What If??? – The Importance of a Good Backup Plan

Date: May 30, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Although the recent warm weather tempts me to go outside, the rate of speed with which new tools, media and best practices are introduced keeps me almost glued to my office chair. In an effort to best serve you, we carefully straddle the line between new, cutting edge technologies and […]

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Dog Care: Summer Pet Care by the American Animal Hospital Association

Date: May 29, 2010 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

When the lazy days of barbecues and swimming pools roll around, you can make them even better by sharing them with your favorite pet. By following a few summer pet safety tips, you can keep your animal friends healthy and enjoy the months of sun and fun. • Never leave […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Social Media Safety Tips

Date: May 28, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Do not use your real date of birth in a social media profile. Do not use the names of children in any caption or when tagging photos. Do not state you will be going on vacation or away from home. Be very careful in who you invite into your group. […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Tips for Keeping Your Wireless Connection Safe

Date: May 21, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

The first line of defense is a software firewall. Many computers come with Windows Firewall. While not optimum, this is a no-cost option worth using. Use websites which are secure whenever possible. These are sites which have an https:// in front of the address and show a lock. Keep your […]

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Feeding Older Cats

Date: May 19, 2010 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

Cats begin to show visible age-related changes at about seven to twelve years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic and body composition changes, too. Some of these are unavoidable. Others can be managed with diet. 1. Start your cat on a senior diet at about seven years of age. 2. […]

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ICOM/HITmanServices client profile – Saratoga Springs City Center

Date: May 15, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

The Saratoga Springs City Center, located in the heart of downtown Saratoga, aims to deliver exemplary service to all of their guests. The facility provides meeting space for a myriad of events including trade shows, conventions, banquets, meetings, consumer shows and expositions and is currently undergoing an expansion project that […]

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HITman Tech Tip – Turn Your BlackBerry Into a Flashlight for Free

Date: May 14, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

Using the method below, you can have a powerful flashlight with you everywhere you take your BlackBerry. Scroll to the Video Camera and click Press the “BlackBerry” menu button. Scroll to Options and click Scroll to Video Light and click Scroll to On and click Press the Return button Click […]

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A Very Important Document

Date: April 29, 2010 | Submitted by: Law Office of Daniel S. Glaser PLLC

What is a Health Care Proxy? A document that allows you (principal), as a competent adult to appoint another person as an agent to make decisions for you regarding your health care in the event you lose your decision-making capacity. When does it become effective? Upon a determination by your […]

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What “WILL” You Do?

Date: April 22, 2010 | Submitted by: Law Office of Daniel S. Glaser PLLC

Having a properly drafted will in place is very important, no matter your age or net worth. It is particularly important if you have minor children. A properly drafted will can designate a legal guardian for your children if any of your children are under age 18 at the time […]

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Having work done on your home? First do your homework!

Date: January 7, 2010 | Submitted by: Dream Builders & Remodeling

Finding the remodeler who’s right for you is not as simple as picking up the Yellow Pages. Although this is a fine place to begin, there are many other factors you should consider. On a big project, you may be working closely with this individual for several months, so you […]

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Increase Your Productivity With Outlook

Date: January 7, 2010 | Submitted by: HITman Services

If you use Microsoft Outlook here is a great method to help stay organized and efficient. When you receive an email which needs to be acted upon, drag the email to the Task button. Modify the title and date due accordingly and assign a category. Depending on how you have […]

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Happy Howl-O-Ween from Muttley Crew

Date: October 31, 2009 | Submitted by: Muttley Crew Pet Sitting

When I was a kid Halloween was blustery and cool and the air was filled with swirling multicolored leaves, thousand s of jack-O-lanterns with crooked grins. We stayed up late, sorting our candy and revel in our tales of the evening’s trick or treating. What a great time to be […]

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Clifton Park Shoot Out – Results & Wrap-up

Date: May 13, 2009 | Submitted by: Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department

Despite having 87 degree heat and humidity last Tuesday and No Ice Cream truck – it broke down…………………125 kids and their parents, siblings and family members – over 200 hundred spectators, participated in the 2009 National Night Out Celebration. Coach Will Brown and his University staff worked with Frank Massa […]

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Citizens Corps – Helpful Financial Resources

Date: March 3, 2009 | Submitted by: Emergency Preparedness, Citizens Corps.

In light of our national economic situation and in preparation for April as National Financial Literacy Month, the National Office of Citizen Corps is highlighting the efforts of organizations who are leading the way in promoting pre-disaster financial preparedness and in increasing financial literacy across the country. We encourage all […]

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Flood Safety Information

Date: March 1, 2009 | Submitted by: Emergency Preparedness, Citizens Corps.

Floods are consistently the most common, costly and deadly natural disaster Americans face each year-ninety percent of all natural disasters in the nation involve flooding. As part of Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 16-20, 2009), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will partner […]

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Water Regulation for Clifton Park Residents – 5/1/2003

Date: May 1, 2003 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

Alternate numbering method for water usage in effect for residents of the Town of Clifton Park. Odd number houses can water anytime on odd days and even numbered homes can water anytime on even numbered days. This water regulation is effective immediately. For more information see the Town Water Authority.

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Water Regulation for Clifton Park Residents

Date: May 1, 2003 | Submitted by: Rivercrest Water Department

Alternate numbering method for water usage in effect for residents of the Town of Clifton Park. Odd number houses can water anytime on odd days and even numbered homes can water anytime on even numbered days. This water regulation is effective immediately.

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Tips for Losing Holiday Pounds

Date: January 6, 2000 | Submitted by: Town of Clifton Park

The holidays have come and gone again, and there’s a good chance you indulged yourself this season. So, like many other people in this town, you have decided to make it your New Year resolution to shed some pounds and get “in shape”. The good news, with a little motivation […]

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