VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
The next Village Board Meeting will be held on Monday, May 21 at 7:00 P.M. All meetings are open to the public and are handicap accessible.
DUMPSTER RESERVATIONS BEGAN APRIL 2
To make a reservation for the dumpster, you need to come to the Village Office (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.); we cannot take calls for the reservations. Payment of $75.00 will be due at time of making your reservation.
HYDRANT FLUSHING BEGINS
The Water Department has already begun the yearly flushing of the water system. All flushing of hydrants will be conducted between the hours of 7 A.M. and 3 P. M. Residents might notice discoloration in their water and should be aware this is normal and not harmful. However, residents are cautioned to check their water before doing laundry. Simply by letting the faucets run will clear up the discoloration after the flushing is completed each day.
MENANDS FIRE COMPANY NEWS
The next meeting of the Menands Fire Co.#1 will be on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (note date change) at 7:00 P. M. at Ganser-Smith Park. The Board of Directors will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. All fire company members are invited to attend.
The following are the Fire Department Officer’s for 2012
Fire Chief Don Handerhan
1st Assistant Chief Brian Franklin
2nd Assistant Chief James Sher
Captain David Ognan
Captain Mike Steurer
Lieutenant Brad Gallotta
Lieutenant Brian Sheridan
Lieutenant Ben Lattanzio
Fire Police Captain Bob Schanz
Fire Police Lt. Diane Brunelle
President Kirk Montanye
Vice President William Sheridan
Secretary Diane Brunelle
Financial Secretary John McKenna
Sergeant at Arms Brian Franklin
A major cause of home fires is lint from your dryer. As clothes dry, lint from the clothes is expelled into lint filter and dryer exhaust vent. The dryer vent should be clean at least once every 6 months or more often depending on the amount the dryer is used. Cleaning is fairly easy to complete, pull out the dryer, remove the hose, vacuum out any lint that has accumulated. While cleaning, check the vent housing on the side of the house. Make sure that vent opening is clear.
RUMMAGE SALE AND PLANT SALE
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Saturday, May 12, 2012
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clothing, Household Items, Books, CDs, Games, White Elephant Sale, Plants and more!
Route 32 (Broadway in Menands) turn west on Menand Rd. (at Mancini’s) go one block. Bethany is at the corner of Menands Rd. and Lyons Ave.
MENANDS FIRE COMPANY AUXILIARY
The following are the Auxiliary Officers for 2012
President- Theresa Montanye
Vice President-Kerry Wroblewski
Secretary- Sheila Hyatt
Treasurer- Diane Brunelle
Chaplain- Vera Jensen Sergeant at Arms- Linda DeDominicus
3rd Year Trustee- Karen Fortsch
2nd Year Trustee- Elaine Habbinger
1st Year Trustee- Kerry Franklin
The Menands Fire Auxiliary would like to thank the community for coming out to help support our organization by attending our first Vendor/Craft fair. It was a great way to spend a Saturday, browsing the vendors and seeing familiar faces. We hope to plan another for the Fall of 2012, so keep your calendar’s clear.
Theresa Montanye, Auxiliary President
A THANK YOU NOTE FROM CASSIDY MONTANYE
I would like to thank all the volunteers who donated baked goods this past Saturday at the Menands Fire Auxiliary vendor/craft fair. Because of your generosity I was able to raise $76 dollars that will go directly to St. Gabriel’s school in Haiti.
MENANDS SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Menands School Board of Education will meet on June 11 at 6:30 p.m.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Spring Film Festival
Movies start at 1 PM on the following Tuesdays
The library is at 4 N. Lyons Ave in Menands.
Hollywood’s “Girl Next Door” Sandra Bullock
May 15 - Two Weeks Notice - 2002 Directed by Marc Lawrence - Lawyer Lucy Kelson (Sandra) is a defender of lost causes. George Wade (Hugh Grant) is an immature boorish billionaire who wants to buy and destroy a community center that her neighborhood depends on. She will do anything to stop him. Even becoming his lawyer.
May 22 - The Blind Side - 2009 Directed by John Lee Hancock - Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra) sees a young man in dire straits. She decides to save the young man’s life. Miss Bullock’s Oscar winning performance.
Spring into Storytime! Children and their caregivers are invited to our weekly drop in story hour. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. stop by the library for stories, songs and crafts. Please feel free to bring a friend!
For more information call 518-463-4035
MENANDS SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB
June 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Menands Annual Senior Picnic will be held in Ganser-Smith Park Pavilion. If interested, please contact Mary Magguilli at 432-4508. Cost $13. A payment must be made before a ticket is issued.
August 29, 2012 we are going to Radio City Music Hall, NYC, to see “Cirque du Soleil,” Zirkana. We leave Ganser-Smith Park at 7:00 a.m., make a stop on the Thruway and arrive in NYC at 11:00 a.m. You are on your own until showtime at 2:00 p.m. After the show we will board the bus, making a stop at the Horizon Diner on the way home. Cost of bus and show $75. Meals are on your own. Contact Diane Leonard at 465-3991. Names only until after the Menands Senior meeting on May 24.
Remember, you must be 55 years of age and a resident member of the Menands Club or another Town of Colonie Senior Club.
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery in partnership with the NYC Council for the Humanities and the Ancient Order of Hibernians presents:
“Strong Celtic Woman” a lecture by Dr. James Mackillop
To be held at the Albany Ancient Order of Hibernians on June 7th from 7-8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public (cash bar) This presentation is an exploration of some of the reasons Celtic Myths feature more prominent and forceful women than are generally found in Greek or Norse mythologies. Dr. Mackillop will draw on his own publications and personal knowledge, as well as, the most recent findings of genome studies to explore centuries of strong Celtic women.
BROOKS’ HOUSE OF BBQ CHICKEN AND RIBS DINNER AT MENANDS SCHOOL
On Wednesday, May 15, from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m., the Menands 7th grade class will be sponsoring the annual Brooks’ House of BBQ chicken and ribs dinner to benefit the Menands School Outdoor Education Fund. The menu includes either ½ chicken or ½ rack of pork ribs, baked potato, coleslaw, bread and butter and dessert. The prices for the meals are as follows: adult chicken dinner: $11.00, child chicken dinner (¼ chicken and ½ potato) $6.00, adult pork rib dinner: $12.00, child pork rib dinner: (¼ rack of ribs and ½ potato) $7.00. Child portions may be purchased only through pre-sale tickets. On the evening of the barbecue, only adult portion meals will be available at the door. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Menands School 7th grader or at the front desk in the school during regular hours. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the evening of the barbecue. If you have any questions, please contact either Sue Volo phone: 465-4561 ext. 162, e-mail: email@example.com or Lorenz Herrmann phone: 464-4561 ext. 164, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org at the school.
BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER FOR MENANDS RESIDENT, JASMINE COLE ON SUNDAY, MAY 20 AT THE MENANDS FIREHOUSE
Several Village organizations and local sponsors will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser for Menands resident Jasmine Cole on Sunday, May 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Jasmine was diagnosed with brain cancer last January. She has had numerous surgeries and weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. Proceeds from the breakfast will go to help the Cole family of Menands with their medical expenses.
The cost to attend will be $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children. The breakfast will consist of: eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, Danish, pastries, doughnuts, coffee, tea and juices.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Aileen Nicoll at 461-1369. We look forward to seeing the Village come together for a great cause!
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Menands School Foyer