Blog: Colonie Corner

Entries for November, 2011


Wanna feel 'The Magic of Christmas?' Here's how

Is it too early for Christmas music and Christmas cheer? At The Music Studio, the time is just right to get in the holiday spirit and on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, students hope the community will help them kick-off the holiday season. Students of the 35-year-old music ...

Stuff the bus!

Have you ever dreamed of a bus full of presents? Well, if you have (and even if you haven't) you can make that happen at the "Stuff the Bus" kickoff on Black Friday. The South Colonie Central School District has again teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps to literally ...

2% tax cap confusing? North Colonie can help

School budgets aren't unveiled until sometime in the Spring and voters don't head to the polls until May, but the North Colonie School District is getting a head start on making sure its voters are as informed as possible. The district recently held a forum to explain the property tax ...

In need of yams! And...tomato paste is a vegetable?

Shaker Junior High School's Builder's Club needs your yams! Each year the club collects yams for the annual Equinox House Thanksgiving Dinner and there's two days left to reach a goal of 400 cans of yams. So far it's collected 236 cans, so the club is asking anyone who can ...

North Colonie families: Important recall!

If you're the parent of a North Colonie student, you'll want to read this. The Fresh Market is issuing an "important" recall of certain reusable bags due to lead content. According to information from the district, reusable grocery bags distributed to students by the Fresh Market during the "Goin Green" ...

The life of a poll watcher...

It's going to be a long day for Republican Councilman Dan Dustin as he is playing the role of a "poll watcher" today.

Sheehan and Mahan cast their votes

Today is election day, so I'm sure everyone knows what that means... You guessed it, the obligatory media frenzy around candidates as they vote.

Mahan gets endorsed by Gov. Cuomo

If you get a phone call from Gov. Andrew Cuomo between now and the election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, don't be alarmed. All he is asking you to do is re-elect Supervisor Paula Mahan in her race against Republican candidate Denise Sheehan.

Sebastian's gets its walls smashed in

It was a bit chilly and still dark at 7 a.m., this morning when Columbia Development Companies was set to demolish the former Sebastian's building, an old strip club.