Can you believe it’s almost August??
Before we get to the August events & news, this weekend is the Columbia County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Annual Convention. The Convention is being hosted by Stuyvesant Falls Fire Company #2 and the festivities begin this evening. The grounds of the VFW will open at 6pm. There will be an Association business meeting at 7pm. At 8:00pm there will be an Awards Ceremony and Memorial Service honoring members, open to the public. At the conclusion of the ceremonies, Jarrod will entertain until approximately 11pm.
Stuyvesant Falls Fire Company will have hot dogs, water, and soda available at no charge. Schodack Landing Fire Company will be there selling other types of foods and Stockport Fire Company will be there selling Root Beer Floats. There will be alcoholic beverages available for sale for those over 21 years old — there will be a bracelet system in place administered by the Stuyvesant Falls Fire Company.
The parade steps off on Saturday, 7/31 at 2pm. The parade route is Route 25 from Rabbit Lane toward the Post Office. The route turns left and concludes at the VFW Grounds.
The following road closures will be in place:
- Route 25 at 9H will close at 12:45 to allow for the fire companies to assemble and begin lining up for the parade;
- Stuyvesant Falls Bridge will be closed beginning at 1:45 (the sign says 12:30 but we have it from the Parade Coordinator that the closing will happen 15 minutes prior to the start of the parade so you can get in and get a good spot to watch);
- Route 25 at Feltner Road and W. Ghent Road at Feltner Road will close at 2pm.
- All roads will reopen at approximately 3:30, at the conclusion of the parade.
Saturday, August 14th — the return of the Annual Historic Stuyvesant Day Community Picnic at Noon at the Stuyvesant Landing Playground pavilion. Our theme this year is “Welcome Back” The Town will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverages. Please bring a dish to share, if you’d like.
Saturday, August 14th — Chicken BBQ hosted by the Stuyvesant Fire Company #1 3-6pm. You must pre-order by August 7th. The cost is $12 and includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, beans & a roll. You can get tickets or additional information by contacting Abby at 518-727-9462, Andrew at 518-275-5993, any member or on their Facebook page, Stuyvesant Fire Company #1 FB.
There will be repairs and upgrades to the railroad crossing at Ferry Road. This will require Ferry Road to be closed to traffic beginning on Monday, August 16th. The road will remain closed to the public until August 26th. This will be a major construction project and Amtrak & NYS DOT ask that you comply with the closure during the timeframe.
The Town Board meeting will be held on Thursday, August 12th in person at the Town Hall. There will be a link available before the meeting for those that want to attend remotely. Please watch the website for further information.
The Town Board is accepting Letters of Interest in a position on the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, provided there is business on the agenda. Yearly training requirements can be completed online or through Town or County offerings. Letters may be sent to Supervisor Ron Knott, Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant, NY 12173.
The Columbia County Fair returns after an historic year off last year. The Fair will open on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and will remain open through Monday, September 6th (Labor Day). The Sunday headliner is a local favorite Side Show Willy. For additional information on the Fair and events, you can visit their FB page at Columbia County Fair Facebook.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!