Monday, June 18, 2012

Historic Albany Foundation's House & Garden Tour - 6/21 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Hidden City House & Garden Tour is rapidly approaching!  It's next Thursday, June 21st from 5-8pm. 

Genny Faist, at Historic Albany Foundation (465.0876 x10) is organizing and assigning volunteers to the homes on the tour.  At this point, she still need between 15-20 people to help.  If you have a free hour & a half next Thursday (either 5-6:30pm or 6:30-8pm) to volunteer she (& Hist. Albany Foundation) would be very thankful!!  And if you can't, maybe spread the word to family & friends. 

This is a great way to get a close-up look at one of the showcased houses &/or gardens, and then provides you with free admission to the rest of the tour.  Not to mention an after party for homeowners & volunteers!

Please contact Genny, Program Director at Hist. Albany Foundation if you are interested in helping out with this fun event.

Genny Faist
Historic Albany Foundation

Debra Schramek
HNA Communications Chair

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fairview/Oakwood neighborhood garage sale 6/15-16

Several neighbors from Fairview Ave. and the surrounding area are pulling together a Fairview Ave. Neighborhood Garage Sale for Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. We plan to run the sale from 9:00am to between 2:00 and 4:00pm both days (with a private goal of being set up by 8:00am both days for the expected early birds).

We are writing to 

a) invite you to join us in selling your trash/treasure


b) ask you to spread the word and come check out the sales! If you are interested in participating, please email Nora at We have a small group who is organizing publicity (Craig's List, signs, balloons) and we could use your help!

Thanks and we hope to see you there!
Fairview/Oakwood neighbors

Panting for Peruvian Delights?

Maria Lloyd,  our neighbor and culinary wizard whose delicious South American cuisine you may have tasted at the Latin or International Festivals downtown or at the Delmar or Schenectady Farmer's Markets, has given me her new and expanded schedule for this summer, You can find her empenadas, quinoa salad, plantains, tamales and other tasty fare at:

on Sundays from 10-2pm at the Schenectady Green Market located on Jay Street and around City Hall
on Tuesdays from 3-6pm at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church on Western Ave. Look for the Farmer's Market sign
on Fridays from 3:30-6:30pm starting June 22 at the Methodist Church in Voorhesville
on Saturdays from 9-1pm at the Delmar Farmer's Market at the Bethlehem Middle School.

Look for the Peruvian Delights stall. You will only be disappointed if you don't get there early enough.