Briefs: Clifton Park-Halfmoon library and Halfmoon Winter Carnival info


Winter Carnival slated Jan. 26 in Halfmoon

HALFMOON — The town of Halfmoon will hold its second annual Winter Carnival from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Town Hall.

The carnival will include a live ice sculpture demonstration, a visit from the Saratoga Children’s Museum, face painting, a balloon artist, and a bounce house.

As part of the Winter Carnival, the town will host a mac ‘n cheese cookoff.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample each vendor’s mac ‘n cheese recipe, then vote for their favorite. The town will present a first place prize and bragging rights for the best local mac ‘n cheese.

Those who are interested in becoming a vendor must complete a Google form on the town’s website or print out a copy of the form and mail it in.

There is a $15 entry fee which will be put towards the town’s Character Counts Program. This program helps to sponsor needy children for summer camp and help provide local families and seniors in need with a food basket during the holiday season.

Behind-the-scenes library tour planned

CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library will host a behind-the-scenes library tour at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14. The public will have the chance to check out the life of a book and of a library staff member in this tour with the assistant library director. Registration is required to attend.

Christmas tree pickup in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK — County Waste will be picking up Christmas trees free of charge for Clifton Park residents.

The company will pick up and dispose of one tree per homeowner. Trees must be removed of all ornamentation including tinsel, as well as stands.

Residents are asked to place trees outside by their curb no later than Jan. 13. County Waste will then make a pass through the neighborhood during the week of Jan. 14 through 18.

Clifton Park residents can also take their tree to the Town Transfer Station during normal business hours where they will be recycled. This service is free of charge and does not require a permit. Residents must have their ID ready to present at the booth.

Rotary’s chicken & biscuit dinner set for Jan. 19

CLIFTON PARK — The Shenendehowa Rotary announced its annual Chicken & Biscuit Dinner at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 19.

Proceeds will benefit the family of Logan Daniel Fogg, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

Adult dinners will cost $12. Meals for seniors and children will cost $10. Dinners are provided by Giffy’s Bar-B-Q Catering and include chicken, vegetables and gravy over buttermilk biscuits served with mashed potatoes, tossed salad, dessert and beverage.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling Anne Cargile at (518) 275-7796.

Two Towns-One Book kickoff event planned

CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will host the Two Towns-One Book program’s kickoff event at 2 p.m. Jan 12.

Expert genealogist Lisa Dougherty will be speaking about using basic DNA tools to solve adoption and family mysteries. The event kicks off the Two Towns-One Book activities for 2019.

The featured book for 2019 is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.

Categories: Schenectady County, Your Niskayuna

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