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Feb. 26 Senior Time to feature winter picnic

Posted 2/9/16

The next Stillwater Senior Time program will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center, and feature a winter picnic theme. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of activities to include BINGO, a traditional picnic lunch along with a make your own sundae bar, board games, adult coloring and our craft of the month. This month we will be making a rag rug from material scraps. As always, a food donation for the Stillwater Food Pantry is greatly appreciated. For questions, call Judy at 664-2008. Senior Time is sponsored by the Village and Town of Stillwater.

Stillwater Senior Time kicks off 2016 with early Valentine's celebration and more

Posted 2/2/16

Stillwater Senior Time was held on Jan. 29 at The Stillwater Area Community Center, and included an early Valentine's theme. Everyone enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of activities that included BINGO, lunch and Donna's famous cupcakes. A heating pad made from knee socks and rice were the crafts of the month. A few new additions this month included a game table and an adult coloring table. Thank you to everyone who contributed personal hygiene products to our Stillwater Food Pantry. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY 

Trustees pass Vacant Building Law, approve cemetery subdivision

Posted 1/25/16

The Village Board of Trustees passed two measures this month – a new law aimed at addressing an emerging abandoned properties problem and a resolution granting a subdivision request by the Stillwater Union Cemetery Association. FULL STORY

Village Historian presents annual report to Village Board of Trustees

Posted 1/20/16

Stillwater Village Historian Linda Sanders presented her 2015 annual report Tuesday night to the Mayor and Board of Trustees. Among the highlights from the past year were the swearing in of the new Mayor and planning for the village's bicentennial celebration this coming April. ANNUAL REPORT (PDF)

Opening of Stillwater ice rink unlikely this year, other skating options available

Posted 12/28/15

The Stillwater community ice rink will likely not be open this year due to the unusually warm weather. As we approach January with temperatures still above freezing, the season will be two thirds over before it's cold enough to produce ice. In the event the weather changes and we experience a stretch of weeks below freezing, we will attempt to make ice on top of the blacktop, but we still need snow to make the banks. In the meantime, there are many indoor rinks in the area that offer “public skate and family skate” times including rinks in Saratoga, Clifton Park, Scotia-Glenville, Albany Airport, Troy and at some of the local colleges. Hopefully we will have a better season next year - The Zamboni Brothers

Stillwater Union Cemetery seeks subdivision approval for possible senior citizen housing

Posted 12/17/15

The Stillwater Union Cemetery is seeking village approval to subdivide a small parcel of its Hudson Avenue property in the hopes of selling the lot to a developer to build senior citizen housing. FULL STORY

Village holds ribboncutting for Major Dickinson Children's Playground

Posted 12/13/15

Stillwater Village Mayor Rick Nelson, Village Board members and other officials joined local children Friday for the official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the former Major Dickinson Park now renamed Major Dickinson Children's Park. The village, with the assistance of former Mayor Ernest Martin, obtained a $50,000 state grant with the help of Senator Kathleen Marchione to give the park (known years ago as the "sand lot") an overhaul. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT or CLICK HERE TO WATCH A PUBLIC FACEBOOK VIDEO OF THE CEREMONY

Bicentennial thoughts: The history of the bells of Stillwater

Posted 12/9/15

There is an old hymn that is sung in churches of the area at this time of the year entitled “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” For many years Stillwater was known as a village of bells. FULL STORY

Trustees consider purchase of special snow removal machine for village sidewalks

Posted 10/22/15

With winter right around the corner, the village is considering purchasing a special commercial vehicle that would clear snow from sidewalks, especially along the Hudson Avenue business strip and routes where children walk to school. FULL STORY

Bicentennial Update: The Beginnings of Stillwater Village

Posted 10/16/15

It was possibly in 1815 that a discussion began about the forming of a village in the town of Stillwater. According to the notes written by Mrs. Susan Hayner, long time village historian. Her notes are as follows. FULL STORY

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Posted 2/10/16

Dance Your Heart Out Event Feb. 13
The American Legion Earl J. Manning Post 490 is hosting a Dance Your Heart Out event on Saturday, Feb. 13, 7-10 p.m. Open to the public. Music by Brian Kane. Donations welcome.

Posted 2/1/16

Village Budget Workshop, 6 p.m., Feb. 16
The Village Board of Trustees will hold a public budget workshop planning for the 2016-17 fiscal year at 6 p.m., Feb. 16, prior to the regular monthly meeting.

Posted 1/30/16

View the Latest Stillwater Waterfront Revitilization Plans
The Town & Village of Stillwater continue to study the revitilization of the Hudson River riverfront and surrounding areas. View the latest Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan presentation. REPORT (PDF)

Posted 1/25/16

Beware of IRS Telephone Scam
Village residents should beware of an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 1/21/16

Heavy Equipment For Sale
The village has for sale a 2012 Cat 308E Excavator, off set boom, quick attach, 3 buckets. 168 hours. Starting Bid is $99,000. Call Village of Stillwater at 518-664-7781 for details and terms.

Posted 1/14/16

Why Does My Drinking Water Look Cloudy Sometimes?
Did you ever pour a glass of drinking water, see that it's cloudy but then it suddenly clears up. Why is that? MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 4/11/15

Countdown to the Village Bicentennial
On April 16, 2016 the Village of Stillwater will celebrate its Bicentennial on its 200th birthday. A committee is planning many events and activities to commemorate the Bicentennial and, as we count down to that day, the Historian's Office will feature photos and facts on its webpage to take us back to our beginnings. Check back often! HISTORIAN'S WEBPAGE

Posted 3/10/15

Stillwater Food Pantry Helps Families in Need
The Stillwater Food Pantry's mission is to help families in need. Enroll today at 747 Hudson Avenue or call 664-1231. MORE INFORMATION