Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Trot Tomorrow Morning:

   Tomorrow will mark the 63rd running of the Troy Turkey Trot. As of early this afternoon, more than 7100 runners had registered to run, breaking all previous records of participation. I'm not sure what the final tally is, but based on the way the late registrants were coming in, I'm sure there will be several hundred more athletes signing up, than the number I am reporting here.
Besides the attraction of the race itself, street entertainers will be performing at the Turkey Trot  for the first time. Guitarist, Maurizio Russamano, along with, Donny Elvis will entertain the crowd inside the Atrium. Outside revelers will be dazzled and amazed by Freckles the Clown, Juggler Mike and his Unicycle, along with seasonal crowd favorite, Sax A Claus.
   Since I don't run, but I like to eat, please join me tomorrow for my own personal leg of the trot that I call, "The Half Block Challenge". I'll be starting at Famous Lunch to eat a dozen dogs, with a large chocolate milk, and a rice pudding. From there, we go to, I Love NY Pizza, for two slices and a coke. After which, we will then take a leisurely walk to the Atrium Parking Garage to watch the runners. We'll be meeting inside the Atrium at 8 a.m. to kick off, what I think will become an annual tradition.
   Make sure you get there early for a good parking spot though, as the event traditionally draws many thousands to cheer on their own personal favorite runners. So join us for the fun and entertainment on Thanksgiving morning. And most of all, Enjoy Troy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Big Reunion Coming Up:

   The Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club will be holding it's 2nd Annual Boy's Club Alumni Reunion on Friday, November 26, from 5 p.m. till ?????????
Price of admission is $25, which includes beer, wine, water, coffee, food, and deserts. Last year, 115 former members of the club came out to reminisce, and relive the tall tales of their youth. The group enjoyed card games,  a 9 Ball pool tournament, and ping pong during last years event. This year promises more of the same. Organizers are hoping to double the number of former members attending this year. All proceeds will directly benefit  the club.
   For those of you who would like to attend, E-mail Jim Lance at,
Or call Mike Manupella at 235-4143. The Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club is a wonderful program which has helped generations of children stay off the streets, and has given them a positive direction in life.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Benefit on Sunday:

Our music community will once again come together this coming Sunday, to help out one of our own. Tony Perinno, who has worked with many of the best known names in the music industry, recently had some serious surgery. His medical bills are astronomical, so the Godfather of local guitarist, Joe Mele went to bat for his good friend, and put this together. It's being held at Jay's Bar & Grill in Saratoga. Cost is $10, to hear some of the finest rock n roll bands in the Northeast.
Having been involved with many of these benefits in the past, I can tell you that they are usually a , "Who's Who", of the local music scene -- and a whole lot of fun to boot! If you'd like more details, contact me at,
Jay's is located on Geyser Rd. in Saratoga. The event starts at 3 p.m.