Child Seat Check Event 9/25

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Scotia Police Department will hold a child seat check event this Tuesday, September 25th, from 5-7 p.m. at Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In on Schonowee Avenue.

Technicians will check seats and installations, and provide free seats if needed.

No appointment is necessary.

Flint House Fall Festival Sept 23rd

Scotia is celebrating its 360th birthday this year! Alexander Lindsey—it was his sons and grandsons that started adding the surname Glen—built his first house on the Mohawk in 1658.

Welcome fall at the Flint House Fall Festival on Sept. 23 (and it actually is the first day of fall), Sunday, from 11-3. You can enjoy tours of the house as well as exhibits and demonstrations, and then listen to a concert by the Musicians of Ma’alwyck.

Starting at 11:

Tours of the Flint House

Inside the house we’ll have a broom exhibit, loaned by the Schenectady County Historical Society, including some pieces of broom-making equipment.

Blacksmithing with John Ackner

Broom making

Flax breaking and heckling

Plein air painting and artwork on display by Deborah Angilletta and friends

Barbara Bennett with craft projects for kids

The Scotia Fire Department is bringing its antique pumper and information about emergency communication, both historic and modern.

Teachers and students from the SCCC Community Archaeology Program will be talking about what was discovered at the two digs done this year at the Flint House.

Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn or under the tent.

Starting at noon on Sept. 23 we have two great food items!

First, for the whole family, we have free Stewart’s make-your-own ice cream sundaes! From noon until the ice cream is gone. Thanks Stewart’s!

Second, for the adults in the crowd, Wolf Hollow Brewing will be offering beer tasting and selling beer by the glass from 12-3. To celebrate our 360th anniversary, they are trying a new special brew for the first time.

“Our Lead Brewer came up with an exciting cask-conditioned beer.  It is our Oktoberfest beer fermented with black strap molasses and a bit of licorice which is reminiscent of colonial times in terms of the ingredients and process.” The name hasn’t been revealed yet. Stop by for a taste!

Water will be available also.

At 1:30 the Musicians of Ma’alwyck will take the stage for a concert of music celebrating each century of Scotia’s history. With an ensemble of violin, flute, guitar, and piano, there will be works from the 1600s up to the present.

Splashpad Closing Date

After an extremely successful first summer, the Lions Splashpad in Collins Park will close for the season at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 5.

Thank you to the Scotia-Glenville Lions for a great addition to our park!

Archaeology for Kids and Adults

SUNY-SCCC Community Archaeology Program

Two programs will be offered this summer at our historic Flint property, through SUNY-SCCC, exploring the aspects of archaeology.

Hands-on Archaeology for Kids
CRN#60261, CFP 314–01    July 9-13, 2018  Fee:$250

Young archaeologists ages 9-13 will have the opportunity to participate in an actual excavation at the Flint House.  They will learn the methods and skills used by archaeologists, with an emphasis on observation and deductive reasoning.

Hands-On Archaeology for Adults
CRN#60263, CFP 111-01    July 19-20, 26-27, 2018 Fee:$125

Explore all aspects of archaeology, including planning, analysis, and reporting of results through class presentations and hands-on activities.

Find registration information on the Schenectady County Community College website www.SUNYSCCC@edu under Work Force Development and Community Education Summer Courses or call Maria Kotary 518-595-1101 ext 4.

SCTA Summer Tennis Program at Collins Park

Schenectady County Tennis Association

In Cooperation with “15-Love”

2018 Summer Program at Collins Park for Children

Dates: Weekly sessions from July 9 to August 2

Days and Time: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to noon (Friday rain date)

            The Schenectady County Tennis Association in cooperation with “15-Love” will present a tennis instructional camp for youngsters ages 7-16.  The camp will run for four days a week and will offer three hours of daily instruction.  Children may sign up for the week that is appropriate for their age level.

Session 1                                             July 9 – 12                                           ages 7-16

Session 2                                             July 16 – 19                                          ages 7-16

Session 3                                             July 23 – 26                                          ages 7-16

Session 4                                             July 30 – Aug 2                                     ages 7-16

2018 Summer Tennis Registration Form

The SCTA will offer comprehensive instruction through daily lessons, drills and games.  Each session will culminate in a weekly tournament.  The lessons will be sequential – starting with footwork and eye-hand coordination drills, then moving on to the basic forehand, backhand, volley, and service strokes.  Lots of drills and games are employed to teach these fundamentals.  For the more advanced player – lobs, overheads, approach shots and spins are taught.  Players are also introduced to proper tennis etiquette and sportsmanship, how to keep score, how a tournament is run and the proper stretching and exercise techniques.

Applicants are encouraged to bring racquets, but if they don’t have any, one will be provided.  Balls will be provided.  They should also bring a water bottle and a fruit snack.  There will be 15-minute hourly sit-down breaks.

Jim Neal will be the instructor this year.  He will have at least two assistants.  Jim is an experienced instructor from Sportime and is currently the Niskayuna High School boy’s and girls’ Varsity Tennis Coach.  Jim is a USTA clinician.  He is a board member of both SCTA and USTA Northern Region; Eastern Tennis Association.

Household Hazardous Waste 2018 Collection Program

2018 Schenectady County
Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Program

HHW Flyer 2018

All collections are from 8am – 12noon

The program is for Schenectady County residents only.
Register on-line at or call 372-1622 x264

This program is by pre-registration only (at )

Registration closes at noon one week before the event or when it is full, whichever comes first.

The purchase of a County Compost Facility Permit prior to the date of the collection event is also required regardless of where the event is held. Information on purchasing the permit is at: // .



Employment Opportunities

The Village of Scotia is seeking applicants for part-time, seasonal School Traffic Officer and Park Security Officer positions.

Visit the “Employment” section for more information.

Theft from Elderly Resident by Fake Utility Worker

The Scotia Police Department is investigating the theft of jewelry and money from an elderly person that occurred December 1st at about 1 p.m. at a Cuthbert Street residence.  The victim reported that a Hispanic male came to the house and said there was work being done on the water main down the street and that he needed to check the water pressure inside.  Upon being let in, the suspect said he needed to see the water meter in the basement.  While in the basement together, the suspect told the victim to watch the meter while he went upstairs.  The suspect returned a few minutes later and told the victim that he was leaving.  The resident did not see where the subject went after leaving the house.  The next morning, the resident noticed that jewelry and money were missing.

The suspect is described as having dark hair, approximately 5’8” tall, soft spoken with a slight accent, and wearing dark clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 518-374-3110.

Most legitimate utility workers will have a combination of photo identification and identifying clothing and vehicles.  If you are suspicious or unsure, do not allow them in.  Instead, call the police to have them checked out.