(Photos from top to bottow) 2016 Stillwater Fall Festival and children's Halloween parade, A view of the Village of Stillwater from a drone, 2016 Memorial Day parade and observance, Village of Stillwater 200th Birthday Bicentennial celebration, Senior Time colors Easter eggs in March, 2016, Village holds annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, December 2015 dedication of Major Dickinson Childrens Park, October 2015 Senior Time Halloween party, Stillwater Fall Festival 2015, 2015 Stillwater-Mechanicville Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Stillwater Fire Department's 150th anniversary celebfration, 2015 9/11 ceremony, Phase II construction at Major Dickinson Park - new playground equipment installed, Phase I construction at Major Dickinson Park in August 2015, June 2015 Senior Time year-end luncheon, 2015 Memorial Day Parade, December 2014 Stillwater Senior time holiday party, Breakfast With Santa at SACC, November 2014 Thanksgiving Senior Time, Stillwater Blockhouse Salute to All Veterans event 2014, October 2014 Senior Time Halloween event, New village playground opens to public, Fall Festival 2014, Stillwater 9/11 ceremony 2014, Opening of Stillwater Blockhouse ceremony 2014, 2014 Memorial Day Parade and Observance, Tom Messore honored at April Senior Time on his retirement from the SACC. Baby chicks at Easter theme March 2014 Senior Time program, February 2014 Senior Time Event, Winter Fest 2014, January Senior Time event, The Christmas tree display at Stillwater Senior Time holiday party, December 2013; November Senior Time card game, November 2013 Salute of All Veterans event at Stillwater Blockhouse, Stilllwater Senior Time resumes in September, 2013 Heritage Weekend at Stillwater Blockhouse, 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony 2013, Blockhouse encampment: Independence Celebration 2013, Stillwater Senior Time celebrates its first birthday, Stillwater Family Day 2013, Memorial Day Parade 2013, Spring theme Senior Time Program in April, Easter theme Senior Time in March, February Senior Time craft project, February WinterFest 2013, December Stillwater Senior Socialization Program Christmas party , November Stillwater Senior Socialization Program, Sidewalk construction project gets underway in the fall of 2012, November Stillwater Blockhouse "Salute to Veterans" event, October Fall Festival Halloween parade, Stillwater Family Day in June, 2012 Stillwater Blockhouse May opening ceremonies, scenes from the 2012 Memorial Day Parade.
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It will be a banner day this spring when the Village of Stillwater unveils along its streets the artistic creations of nine students studying at Stillwater High School. The students are part of two classes of 28 in teacher Samantha Brennan's Digital Media and Graphic Design course. The students, who are learning introductory visual design concepts and principles in the course produced with computer programs from the Adobe Create Suite series, answered the call of Mayor Rick Nelson, who was looking for someone to design new 3 X 5 foot banners for 10 village landmarks.
Stillwater Senior Time was held on Friday, Jan 27th at the Stillwater Community Center. For January, we celebrated birthdays. We had three birthdays this month. A very special birthday this year for Judy Wood-Shaw's dad, who turned 90! Donna Bove, Beth Chromey, Diane Marshall and Judy were also surprised with beautiful flowers and chocolate covered strawberries as a token of appreciation from Barbara Kennedy. You are so kind and very thoughtful, and we appreciate it so much. More than 30 guests enjoyed an afternoon of BINGO, lunch, Donna's delicious cupcakes and playing games.
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated the holidays with a party on Dec. 22 at The Stillwater Community Center. Holiday games, a grab bag, cookie exchange and festive lunch was enjoyed by all. The Stillwater High School band and chorus put on a wonderful instrumental and singing performance for the group. Thank you for joining us ... our seniors loved it!
Stillwater Senior Time ce,ebrated Thanksgiving on Nov. 18 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The event featured a homemade traditional dinner with desserts. The group also played BINGO, and made wreath holiday ornaments from old sweaters. The ornaments will be decorated on our Senior Time Christmas tree at The Festival of the Trees at SACC in December. The group also donated many personal hygeine products to the Stillwater food pantry. Thank you again to our volunteers Beth Chromey and Donna Bove. Senior time is sponsored by the Village and Town of Stillwater.
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated Halloween in October with a paint on canvas event led by Janelle Johnson from Colorful Creations. Twenty-five guests participated, having a wonderful time and taking home their original artwork.
Stillwater held its 5th annual Fall Festival celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29th. The event included a Fire Department haunted house, numerous vendors along Hudson Avenue, and a children's Halloween costume parade lead by Mayor Rick Nelson, Trustees and friends dressed as the Village People 70s music band ... AKA "YMCA!"
Stillwater Senior Time was held on September 30th at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Several guests enjoyed an afternoon of BINGO, lunch and visiting with each other after a summer break. We also made votive light scarecrows from glass ivy vases.
The Stillwater Senior Time program sponsored a large display at the Stillwater Area Community Center's 25th anniversary open house on Oct. 1. Members were on hand to show and explain the program in detail to visitors. Senior Time is held monthly at the community center and is sponsored by the Village and Town of Stillwater. One of those visitors was U.S. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who toured the center, chatted with the Senior Time group, and presented a special proclamation on the SACC's silver anniversary.
Ever wonder what a bird sees as he flies high above the Village of Stillwater? Well, thanks to the help of a drone operated by Village Trustee Frank Tatum, now you can see first hand.
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated its end of the year party on June 17 with a cruise/luncheon on The Caldwell Belle paddle boat, owned and operated by Mohawk Maiden Cruises at Lock 5, Schuylerville, NY. The group enjoyed an afternoon touring the Hudson River, which included going through the locks.
More than 40 guest enjoyed a patriotic themed Stillwater Senior Time program this May 27 at the Stillwater Area Community Center. The event included a fun-filled afternoon of BINGO, and a Memorial Day picnic lunch with patriotic desserts. For our craft of the month we made fairy gardens.
Stillwater holds its annual Memorial Day parade and observance.
The Village and Town of Stillwater hosted their annual garage sale weekend May 7-8. A few vendors set up on the Blockhouse lawn featuring primitive country crafts, flea market items, handmade wooden bird feeders, banks and children's wooden toys. Member of The Stillwater Area Community Center sold hot dogs, soda and chips and Stillwater Senior Time held a bake sale with proceeds being donated to the Stillwater Food Pantry. Several residents joined in holding garage sales of their own throughout the town and village.
Stillwater Senior Time was held on Friday, April 29 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. In addition to BINGO, lunch and our craft of the month we had a guest speaker. Renee Birnbaum from Home Helpers, an agency that offers services to seniors to make life easier. She discussed her agency and shared information of free Veteran benefits that are available to vets and their spouses. For our craft of the month we painted and decorated terra cotta clay pots that light up with a solar candle.
Hundreds of residents packed The Stillwater Area Community Center on Sunday, April 17, for the village's long-awaited Bicentennial 200th birthday bash. The event included speeches, proclamations, history lessons, a free BBQ, magic show, children's games, D.J., line dancing, fireworks, and of course, the cutting of the 200th birthday cake.
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated Easter on Friday, March 25 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed a delicious Lenten lunch including Donna's wonderful, festive Easter themed cupcakes. We all enjoyed playing BINGO. The highlight of the afternoon was coloring eggs. We colored eggs using shaving cream, crayons, food coloring, sharpie pens, stickers, glitter acrylic paint, pipe cleaners and the traditional color tablet kit.
February's Stillwater Senior Time featured a winter theme picnic. Twenty-plus guests came to The Stillwater Area Senior Center on Feb. 26 to enjoy BINGO, lunch, and make your own sundaes. Some of the guests made rag rugs, while the others played games, colored and of course lots of laughs and great conversation.
Stillwater Senior Time was held on Friday, 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.
The Village of Stillwater held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 13 at Cannon Park, officially kicking off the holiday season. Village officials joined residents for this holiday event.
Stillwater Village Mayor Rick Nelson, Village Board members and other officials gather for the official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the former Major Dickinson Park now renamed Major Dickinson Childrens 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.
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 20th at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Our festivities included a Thanksgiving dinner with all of the fixings, desserts and Donna's delicious cupcakes. We played Bingo and made snowflake gemstone ornaments for our tree that will be on display at the community center's Festival of the Trees.
The Village of Stillwater -sponsored Senior Time program was held on Oct. 30 and featured a Halloween party at The Stillwater Area Community Center. There was BINGO, Halloween games, great food and, of course, Donna's yummy themed cupcakes. Preschool children from Room To Bloom surprised us by singing a few Halloween songs. The group made tissue pumpkins and pumpkin wine glass candle holders. Thank you to our volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey.
The Village of Stillwater took on the final phase of renovations to the Major Dickinson playground on Oct. 30. Volunteers from Momentive joined the Department of Public Works crew installing the toddler play section, new benches, picnic tables, solar motion lights for security, staining the pavillion, and more.
Stillwater held its annual Fall Festival celebration on Saturday, Oct. 24th. The event included a mini magic show, children's field games, pumpkin bowling, trick of treating, a Halloween costume parade lead by village leaders beginning at Village Hall, food vendors, and more.
A strong contingency of Stillwater residents were among 1,800 people who took part in the seventh annual Mechanicville-Stillwater Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 11. A group of Stillwater residents walked in memory of Michele Minick Simoncavage. Following opening ceremonies at the Elks, walkers hit the streets of Mechanicville under gorgeous blue skies and looped around Tallmadge Park before returning to the Elks. Organizers said contributions were still coming in but that the event would likely raise about $40,000. The event has raised more than $200,000 over the last five years. Funds received are donated to The American Cancer Society, New York Oncology Hematology and Saratoga Hospital.
The Stillwater Fire Department celebrated its 150th anniversary with a community birthday bash like no other! The event was held on Saturday, September 26th, kicking off with a parade and ending with fireworks. The parade stretched along Hudson Avenue from the Stillwater School grounds to the American Legion Post No. 490 field, where participation plaques were handed out. The parade was followed by daylong field activities, food sales, children's rides, music and other events. Special proclamations were presented to the fire department and Chief Jeff Mahar by New York Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and Village Mayor Rick Nelson.
Stillwater Senior Time resumed on Friday, Sept. 25, at The Stillwater Area Community Center with a Fall/ Breast Cancer Awareness all pink theme. Thirty guests enjoyed playing BINGO. A pink light lunch was served along with Donna's signature pink cupcakes. The group made Fall themed rag/ribbon wreaths. A fun-filled afternoon was enjoyed by all.
Stillwater held its annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Sept. 11 – the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The event was held this year at the Stillwater Area Community Center due to weather. Hosted by Historian Linda Sanders, residents, public officials, and students gathered together to remember a friend and loved one, Dani Moore Tatum, who was lost in the on that tragic day in American history.
Crews completed Phase II of the renovation of Major Dickinson Park in mid-September, installing the new equipment. The village obtained a $50,000 state grant with the help of Senator Kathleen Marchione to give the park an overhaul. The park will be named for former Mayor Ernest Martin.
Village of Stillwater DPW workers begin Phase I of the renovation of Major Dickinson Park on August 15, removing the old and unsafe playground equipment to make room for new equipment that will be installed at a later date. The village obtained a $50,000 state grant with the help of Senator Kathleen Marchione to give the park an overhaul. The park will be named for former Mayor Ernest Martin.
Stillwater Senior Time was celebrated with an end of the year luncheon and paint party on Friday, June 19 at DiDonnas Restaurant on Saratoga Lake. We all enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch. Following lunch, Janelle Johnson from Colorful Creations taught the group how to paint on canvas.
The 13th Albany County Militia presented a memorial service ending with a traditional Blessing of the Flags on May 23 to kick off the Stillwater Blockhouse's 16th season.
Stillwater held its annual Memorial Day observance and parade on Friday, May 22, along Hudson Avenue.
Easter was the theme at Stillwater Senior Time held on Friday, March 27, at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Twenty-plus residents enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon that included BINGO, lunch, and Donnas famous festive cupcakes. The group created sock rice bunnies which were a big hit! Stillwater's newly-elected Mayor Rick Nelson stopped by to say hello to everyone. Also, thank you to Diane Marshall for donating an Easter basket full of chocolate pops for all to enjoy. Diane also donated a basket of pops for a door prize. Kay Cassier was the lucky winner. As always thank you to our two wonderful volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey.
About 30 residents attended the Valentine's Day-themed January 23 Senior Time program held at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed BINGO, lunch and of course Donna Bove's delicious red velvet cupcakes. We made adorable tissue snowball flowers and vases. Pamela Cole, a representative from Homefirst gave a presentation on the program. Homefirst is an organization that offers advice and help for seniors regarding in-home assistance, meals, housekeeping, rehab support, etc. A special thank you to Diane Marshall. Diane donated a brand new buffet warmer to Senior Time. We surely appreciate it! As always a thank you to Donna Bove and Beth Chromey to graciously volunteer each month at Senior Time.
The Village of Stillwater's Senior Time program celebrated its monthly gathering with a holiday party on Friday, December 19. Twenty-five people were in attendance to enjoy the festivities which included BINGO, a holiday lunch, a cookie swap, games and a grab bag exchange. The group was also honored to have The Stillwater High School Chorus sing holiday music under the direction of their wonderful teacher Kara Pitkin.
The Village of Stillwater helped sponsor this holiday season's free "Breakfast With Santa" event held Dec. 13 at the Stillwater Area Community Center. The event was part of the community center's annual Festival of the Trees celebration. Joining the village in putting on this event were the Town of Stillwater and SACC employees. Some 330 residents joined in the celebration which, along with breakfast, included pictures with Santa Claus, face painting, a bouncy house and holiday crafts. A special thank you to the Boys Scouts, and the many people who volunteered to make this event a success.
Thanksgiving was the theme of the Village of Stillwater's Senior Time program held Nov. 21 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Thirty residents enjoyed a fun filled afternoon of activities. Thanksgiving events included a turkey casserole lunch, snacks, and of course, Donna Bove's wonderful festive cupcakes. Our guest, Mary Sala from the Saratoga County Office of the Aging, spoke about health benefits, HEAP, Meals On Wheels, and other resources available to senior citizens through the county. The group played BINGO and made glitter Christmas ornaments to hang on our tree at The Festival of the Trees to be held at SACC in December.
The Stillwater Blockhouse hosted its annual “Salute to All Veterans” in November featuring member of the 13th Albany County Militia. This was the Blockhouse's last event of the 2014 season. It was a very meaningful event and a Veterans Week tradition. This year, the Blockhouse welcomed more than 5,000 visitors from all over the world. We would like to thank the Village and Town of Stillwater for their support and all of our wonderful volunteers.
Participants in the Village of Stillwater's October 31 Senior Time program celebrated with a Halloween Party. Festive food and desserts were served, and there were games with prizes awarded to the winners. Stopping by was U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko and Brian Howard, a candidate who ran for a Senate seat. Congressman Tonko and Mr. Howard answered many questions presented to them from the residents. The craft of the month was a toilet tissue pumpkin.
Stillwater's new village playground is now open to the public at the site of the former tennis courts near the American Legion Post. In the planning stages for many months, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the playground equipment at its September meeting. DPW crews erected the equipment and put the finishing touches on the ground work this fall.
The Village of Stillwater held its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25. Residents had an opportunity to stroll through the village streets and enjoy a family-friendly fall street fair with many things to enjoy along the way. Non-profits serving the community were set up along Hudson Avenue offering food and trick-or-treats for those who dressed up for Halloween ... and many did just that. The event ended with a children's Halloween parade.
The Stillwater Senior Time resumed on September 26th at Stillwater Area Community Center after a summer break. BINGO, lunch and Donna's famous festive cupcakes was enjoyed by all. We made Fall fabric wreaths and also had a surprise visit from Elvis. Harriet Nobles from the Mechanicville Rotary Club stopped by to promote The Elvis Show to be held at SACC on October 25th. This program is sponsored by The Village of Stillwater.
Stillwater held its annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Sept. 11 – the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The event was held this year at the Stillwater Area Community Center due to weather.
The Village of Stillwater hosted its last Senior Time event of the season on June 5. BINGO, lunch and delicious cupcakes (compliments of Beth Chromey) were served. The group made a patriotic candle using a mason jar and colored rice. The Village of Stillwater thanks you all for attending and has been an absolute pleasure spending time with you all. We hope to see everyone in September! Thank you again to Donna Bove and Beth Chromey for all of your help each month. Have a happy and safe summer! This program is sponsored by The Village of Stillwater.
The Stillwater Blockhouse opened for the season with the traditional Memorial Day weekend Remembrance Ceremony and Blessing of the Flags, hosted by the 13th Albany County Militia. This photo gallery describes some of the activities in words and pictures.
The Village of Stillwater held its annual Memorial Day observance and parade on Friday night complete with floats, marching bands and a tribute to the nation's war heroes who died in battle.
Some 35 guest attended the monthly Senior Time program sponsored by the Village of Stillwater on Friday, April 25. Thank you Sharon Gavitt for demonstrating chair yoga for us. The gals loved it! Congratulations to Tom Messore, who is retiring from The Stillwater Area Community Center after many years of service. Tom will turn 90 years old next week. What an amazing man! We celebrated his send off with a ziti lunch and a special cake from SACC. We played BINGO and made paper roses from colored tissue paper along with daffodils from cupcake holders. Also, a big thank you to our volunteers Donna Barbolt Bove and Beth Chromey. Beth was so sweet, she passed out her home grown morning glories to everyone.
Stillwater residents enjoyed an Easter themed afternoon filled with food, wonderful desserts and BINGO at the monthly Senior Time program held March 28 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group also enjoyed the monthly craft of creating Easter bunnies made from wash cloths. Our guest speaker, Thea from the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Mechanicville, talked about their wellness program for seniors. Thank you Thea, it was a pleasure! Last, but not least, participants volunteered to fill hundreds of eggs with candy for SACC's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event to be held on April 12. Thank you again to our volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey. Stay tuned for more Senior Time information for April when we will have a gal joining us to demonstrate chair yoga. The Senior Time program is sponsored each month by The Village of Stillwater.
Twenty residents braved the cold to come out and celebrate St Patrick's Day at the monthly Senior Time event held February 28 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The event is sponsored each month by the Village of Stillwater. The group enjoyed an afternoon of BINGO, a light lunch and Donna's delicious cupcakes. They made lovely St Patrick's Day themed coffee filter wreaths and started a Lucky Shamrock Plant made from a recycled soda bottles used as a seedling starter container. Many laughs and a wonderful time was enjoyed by all! As always, thank you to Donna Bove and Beth Chromey for all of your help.
The Village of Stillwater hosted its third annual Winter Fest 2014 on Feb. 16. The event continues to grow. This year's festivities included outdoor events such as ice skating and ice hockey at the village ice rink, downhill sledding, cross country skiing, music, food and more. A fire pit kept everybody warm and toasted perfect marshmellows. U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko even stopped by to greet Winter Fest-goers joining Village Trustees Ellen Vomacka, Judy Wood-Shaw and Tim "Zamboni Brother" Campbell. Inside, The Stillwater Area Community Center hosted games and activities as well as an educational planetarium for children. The American Legion Post 490 held its annual chili cookoff with many residents submitting their favorite recipes. It was an old fashioned family festival and very well attended. We can't wait for next year!
The Stillwater Senior Time program kicked off 2014 with a lively gathering on Jan. 31 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Twenty-five residents enjoyed BINGO and a light lunch which included delicious desserts. We made wild bird feeders and heart wreaths. Valentine's Day was the theme of the month. Thank you to our volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey!
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated its second annual Christmas Party at the Stillwater Area Community Center on December 20, with 25 residents in attendance for the festivities. Lunch and a cookie and grab bag exchange were enjoyed by all. Holiday games were also a big hit. A gorgeous bird house and wine holder were donated by a very special couple, Barb and Bill Kennedy, for a Secret Santa drawing. Thanks to our volunteers, Donna Bove and Beth Chromey, for a great year!
About 30 people attended November's Stillwater Senior Time program and enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of Thanksgiving Trivia, BINGO, lunch and wonderful desserts at the Stillwater Area Senior Center. The group made snowman ornaments for our Christmas Tree, which was donated by Donna Bove, and will be displayed at The Festival of Trees at the community center in December.
The Stillwater Blockhouse presented its annual Salute to All Veterans on Saturday, Nov. 9, in time for Veterans Day. Many French & Indian War units and Native American groups gather every year to give a salute to all of our volunteers from the French & Indian War to the present military. Visitors got to see and hear what a actual battle was like. Our commentator Rick Salazar explained what the units were doing and why, plus the importance of our area in history. Shortly after the salute, the Blockhouse was open to visitors and rein-actors alike. This year also included a Remembrance Program. This was made possible by Joseph Stuart, Boy Scout Troop 35. This was Joseph's Eagle Scout project. He had chosen to put brick underneath our cannon. Joseph and his father Jeff worked very hard to put this together. This is something he can be very proud of. During the Remembrance Memorial there were bricks representing our rein-actor groups who have participated in our events at the Blockhouse over the years, as well as our deceased members of these groups. Participating regiments included the 13th Albany County Militia, the New York Continentals (Army Cannon Crew), the Allies of Oquaga (Native), the North East Woodland Indians, Captain Terry's Co. We have lost four rein-actors from these groups. They include William Fruech, who was our blind drummer. Bill was a French & Indian War, Revolutionary and Civil War rein-actor. Also lost was Carol Ann Colarusso, who belonged to the 13th Albany Co. Militia & Terry's Company. She portrayed a camp follower and was a fantastic cook. Jim Fretius, who belonged to the New France French Marines, is also deceased. He often visited the 13th at the Blockhouse. And lastly, we lost Col. James Downey. He belonged to the New York provincial regiment of Suffolk Co. The commentator and planner of the veterans salute program was Phil Colarusso.
Stillwater Senior Time was held on Thursday, October 24, and featured a Gold Party that raised $356.00 for our Stillwater Food Pantry. Thank you Mark Lawson and Andrea from Mark Lawson Antiques. Following the gold party a light lunch/desert was served and enjoyed by all. The afternoon ended with a button Christmas ornaments craft project. Thank you again to our volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey for all of your help. Also a special thanks to Diane Marshall's husband for donating several boxes of granola bars and cookies to our food pantry.
Stillwater Senior Time resumed for a second year after a summer break on Friday, September 27 at the Stillwater Area Senior Center. Thirty-five residents enjoyed a Fall themed afternoon program filled with BINGO, lunch, desserts and a special art project making decoupaged mason jars. A special thanks to our volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey. Senior Time is sponsored by the Village of Stillwater.
The Stillwater Blockhouse hosted Heritage Weekend, September 14-15, with an 18th century encampment featuring French and Indian war soldiers, canon and musket fire, campfire cooking, and for the first time ever, a Ladies Tea. Visitors had an opportunity to witness what life was like on the Boarderlands of New York in the 1750s.
The Stillwater Blockhouse held its annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Sept. 11 – the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The event was held this year at the Stillwater Area Community Center due to weather. Hosted by Historian Linda Sanders, residents gathered together to remember a friend and loved one, Dani Moore, who was lost in the on that tragic day in American history.
The 4th Albany County Militia held a weekend encampment July 6-7 at the historic Stillwater Blockhouse to celebrate Independence Day 2013. The weekend included historic displays and activities to celebrate America's birthday.
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated its FIRST birthday on Friday, May 31, at its home at the Stillwater Area Community Center. Can't believe it has been a year already since we started out with a small gathering of six friends and now we are up to nearly 30 regulars each month. A special thank you to our June volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey. Senior Time is taking the summer off but will be back the last Friday of September — the 27th — so mark your calendars. See you then ...
The annual Stillwater Family Day was held at Riverside Veterans Park the weekend of Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, with rides, games, food, shows, pony rides and petty zoo, exhibitis, fireworks and more.
Stillwater residents and participants braved this year's rain and cold for the annual 2013 Memorial Day observance and parade on Friday, May 24th
Stillwater's monthly Senior Time Program was held on Friday, April 26, at The Stillwater Community Center. April was a Spring theme. A large group gathered to enjoy a baked ziti lunch including Donna Bove's festive Spring cupcakes, played BINGO and decoupaged a clay Spring flower pot. Beth Chromey added a special touch to the pots by passing out her hand grown morning glory plants. We also had a very special guest. Senator Kathy Marchione joined us for lunch and personally got to visit with our residents. She handed out informative literature regarding their options and needs regarding safety, health insurance and heat saving tips. Thank you Senator Marchione for attending. It was a pleasure meeting you in person. Senior Time is sponsored monthly by The Village of Stillwater.
About 25 residents attended the March Stillwater Senior Socialization Program held the last Friday of each month, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Easter was this month's theme. A Lenten lunch was served to the residents,with plenty of chocolate desserts, a few games of BINGO and a craft class on how to make a no sew tote bag from a recycled t-shirt. A special thanks to our volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey.
About 25 residents attended the February Stillwater Senior Socialization Program held the last Friday of each month, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center. February was a presidents' birthday theme luncheon with some of our presidents' favorite foods like George Washington cherry cobbler, Martha Washington fudge, Teddy Roosevelt hot dogs, and President Obama Chili and Abraham Lincoln coleslaw. The craft of the month was no-sew totes from colorful hankies. The group also played Bingo and won prizes. We even had a visit from our Congressman Paul Tonko ... so nice of him to take the time. Everyone had a great day! Looking forward to next month's March Easter theme. A special thank you to Beth Chromey and Donna Bove for all of your help!
A nice crowd braved the cold weather and biting winds for the Village of Stillwater's second annual WinterFest held on Sunday afternoon, February 17th, at the village ice rink on American Legion Way. Keeping everyone warm was a fire pit, free cookies and hot chocolate provided by the Village Board, and the annual Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary from Post 490. The Stillwater Central School's Booster Club was also on hand selling a variety of food and drinks. The day included lots of ice skating, hockey, games, music, and more. It was a good old fashion family fun day in your own backyard.
About 25 residents attended the December Stillwater Senior Socialization Program held the last Friday of each month, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center. December was the annual Christmas party. The group enjoyed catching up with one another and sharing a complimentary lunch provided by the village. They also worked on an activity together making holiday ornaments, played trivia games and participated in a Chinese grab bag. Joining in the fun were Stillwater Village Mayor Ernest Martin and Town Supervisor Ed Kinowski. Entertainment was provided by the children in Diane DeMidio's afternoon preschool class from the community center who sang holiday carols for the group.
About 20 residents attended the November 30 Stillwater Senior Socialization Program held the last Friday of each month, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed catching up with one another and sharing a complimentary lunch provided by the village. They also worked on an activity together making a no-sew blanket just in time for winter. Entertainment was provided by the children in Diane DeMidio's afternoon preschool class from the community center who sang holiday carols for the group.
Construction crews begin the long-awaited sidewalk construction project outside Stillwater Central Schools in the fall of 2012. Work will continue until it is complete in the spring.
The Stillwater Blockhouse held its annual end-of-year event: "A Salute to Veterans" on Saturday, November 10th. A variety of French and Indian War units and Native Americans, some coming from as far away as Boston to participate, portrayed what a battle looked and sounded like during the 1750s. The purpose of this annual Blockhouse event is to salute ALL of our veterans from the French and Indian War to the present during Veterans Day. The Boy Scouts helped out by taking down and storing the flags for the season.
The Village of Stillwater hosted its unaugural Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27. Visitors strolled along Hudson Avenue to learn more about local non-profit groups, sample a variety of food offering, donate to the local food pantry or stop by the Blockhouse and vote for their favorite scarecrow. The Newland-Wood Fire Department was the scene of a haunted house, the American Legion Post 490 held a chicken barbecue, the police department sponsored a scavenger hunt, and The Stillwater Area Community Center hosted a variety of children's games and activities throughout the day, highlighted by a Halloween costume contest and parade through the village. Other participants included the Stillwater Central School PTA, the United Church, Friends of the Stillwater Free Library, Stillwater Players, Mechanicville-Stillwater Rotary Club, Glen Hollow Park, Blockhouse Museum, Boy Scouts, Grey Hound Rescue, Educational Foundation, the American Legion Post 1644 Sons, Riders and Auxiliary, and the Stillwater Family Day Committee.
The Stillwater Blockhouse hosted Heritage Weekend, September 15-16, with an 18th century encampment featuring French and Indian war soldiers, canon and musket fire, campfire cooking, and for the first time ever, a Ladies Tea. Visitors had an opportunity to witness what life was like on the Boarderlands of New York in the 1750s.
The Stillwater Blockhouse was the scene of the 11th annual commemoration ceremony to remember the victims of the 9/11 bombing of the World Trade Center in 2001. Joining the friends and family of Dani Moore Tatum, who gather each year to mourn her loss on that tragic day, were members of the Stillwater American Legion Post 490, the Hoosic Valley Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Boy Scout Troop No. 35, and village and town dignitaries.
The 4th Albany County Militia held a weekend encampment June 30 to July 1 at the historic Stillwater Blockhouse to celebrate Independence Day 2012. The weekend included historic displays and activities to celebrate America's birthday.
A large crowd turned out this year for the annual Stillwater Family Day celebration held Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at its new location Riverside Veterans Park. The event included rides, games, food, crafters, face painting, a petting zoo, exhibiits, live music, fireworks and more.
The 4th Albany County Militia presented a memorial service ending with a traditional Blessing of the Flags on May 26 to kickoff the Stillwater Blockhouse's 13th season.
Stillwater held its annual Memorial Day observance and parade on Friday, May 25th, complete with bands, floats, cars, clowns and more.