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Owl Announces Sunset Each Evening In Hoosick Falls



The Hoosick Local Development Corporation (HLDC) has installed a carved great horned owl on the front peak of the Village Municipal Building. The owl “comes to life” each evening at sunset by broadcasting a series of authentic hoots and shrieks which were provided as a courtesy by the Macaulay Library at the Laboratory of Ornithology Cornell University. The owl is the creation of Tree Craft in Brunswick, owned by Peter and Diane Clemente and the owl's calls were programmed by volunteer Bill St Clair. The HLDC, whose mission is to promote businesses in the community, undertook the project in order to add local color and spark interest in Hoosick Falls. HLDC volunteers installed the owl, speakers, small computer and timer to create the attraction.

Bob Talham, Inc., a Troy-based paving, construction and excavation company, recently donated $20,000 and a car to Unity House’s “Making Child Care Affordable Initiative” as part of the Major Gifts Campaign for the Working Poor. The gift will be used to help Unity House families with child care expenses. After housing, safe and reliable child care…
The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has received the ‘Chuck Steiner Memorial Chamber of the Year Award,’ from The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The announcement was officially made ahead of the Council’s annual meeting next week.   Established in memory of former regional Chamber executive, Chuck Steiner, the ‘Chamber of…
The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its next round of funding to support local community organizations.  Applications for grant funding can be submitted electronically or may be downloaded and mailed to the Foundation by November 6, 2020. Instructions and links for the application can be found at…
Sep
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Join Eleonora Morrell, Training and Development Specialist, MicroKnowledge, Inc. as she provide tips and tricks on how to WOW your audience without…
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
Sep
25
In 2015, the Chamber developed CEO Roundtable Discussions with much success.  The purpose is to bring together small groups of CEOs, presidents and/or…
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EST
Sep
29
On behalf of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Troy Downtown Business Improvement District, we invite you to an “Accelerated…
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EST