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  • 02/27/2017

    March 2017 Newsletter

    Day Activities
    Karen will be onsite from 11AM – 3PM in the new Clubhouse for events during the day as well as to receive any feedback or suggestions residents may have about events. All below events begin at 12PM.  Please sign up in the Clubhouse.

    3/6: Pot Luck lunch
    3/13: Make your own Easter/Spring door wreath
    3/20: Trivia games
    3/27: Afternoon movie

    Cocktail Hour
    Friday, March 10th, 5-7PM
    Bring your favorite beverage and appetizer to share!

    Dementia Event to Celebrate Dementia Week
    Thursday, March 16th, 12:30PM
    David Troxel will be visiting our Clubhouse to educate and speak to Spinney residents and their families about the challenges that dementia can bring.  Atria, the Capital District’s leading provider of assisted and supportive living, will be providing lunch prepared by one of their chef’s!  If you would like to attend, please sign up in the Clubhouse, e-mail pondviewleasing@thespinneygroup.comor call (518) 479-0800, letting us know how many people will be in attendance.

    Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
    Thursday, March 16th, 6PM
    Cost: $10/person
    One of the most popular events all year!  Enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner in the Clubhouse!  Be sure to wear green!

    French Toast Breakfast
    Saturday March 18th, 9-11AM
    Cost: $6/person
    Enjoy a French toast breakfast in the Clubhouse!

    Sunday Brunch Buffet at Treviso (IACC)
    Sunday, March 19th, 11AM
    Cost: $21.95/person
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch at the Italian-American Community Center!

    Spinney Book Club Meeting
    Tuesday, March 21st, 6PM
    The Spinney Book Club is currently reading LION by Saroo Brierley and will be discussing the book at the next meeting in the Clubhouse Conference room.  If you’re interested, please come and join us!

    Lunch at SCCC
    March 23rd, 12PM
    Cost: $16/person
    Enjoy an Italian themed lunch prepared by Schenectady County Community College culinary students!

    Tropical Beach Themed Party
    Saturday, March 25th, 7PM
    We may be far from summer, but this beach-themed party will transport you to those warmer months!  Be sure to dress the part!

    Yankee Trails Trip to Culinary Institute of America
    Tuesday, March 28th, bus leaves at 8:45AM
    Cost: $90/person (includes bus, lunch and tour)
    Take a trip to the CIA and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared on site.  Top the trip off with a tour of the facility.  Please sign up in the Clubhouse.

    Pot Luck Dinner
    Wednesday, March 29th, 6PM
    Prepare your favorite dish and share it with your neighbors and friends.  Be sure to sign up in the Clubhouse.


  • 02/27/2017

    February 2017 Newsletter

    Resident Directory
    Resident, Linda Kospa, will be spearheading the effort of creating a new Community Directory.  If you would like to be a part of this, please provide your name, address and/or phone number to Linda Kospa by calling her at (518) 465-3282 or dropping your information off at her cottage (6 Antwerp Drive, #5).  The new Community Directory will only be distributed to those residents who choose to provide their information.

    Day Activities on Mondays starting February 6th!
    Starting Monday, February 6th, Karen will be onsite from 11AM – 3PM in the new Clubhouse for events during the day as well as to receive any feedback or suggestions residents may have about events.

    2/6 at 11:30AM: Afternoon games – Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon of games
    2/13 at 12PM: Valentine’s Day themed potluck lunch – Bring a pink/red colored dish to share!
    2/27 at 12PM: Afternoon movie

    Please sign up for these events in the Clubhouse.

    Healthy Bones for Life Exercise & Education Program
    Tuesdays at 10AM, Thursdays at 4PM
    Join resident instructor, Ann Yetmen, for a program involving exercise, balance and stretching which benefits all ages and fitness levels.  This program is sponsored by RSVP of the Capital Region in partnership with Sunnyview Hospital and is free!  Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

    Chair Yoga
    Wednesdays at 10AM
    Cost: $8 for 4-week class
    Spinney resident, Joan Haggerty, recently relocated to Castleton to be nearer to her children.  Joan is very passionate about teaching others about the benefits of the yoga practice as it has assisted with her own recovery and management of health challenges throughout the years.  Join Joan and learn why yoga is so good for you! 

    Spinney Book Club
    Thursday, February 9th, 6PM
    Do you enjoy reading?  Would you like to gather with others to review and discuss a good book that you’ve all recently read?  If you’re interested, please come the first meeting at the Clubhouse to help set up the Spinney Book Club.  If you’re interested, but cannot attend, please call resident Sue Pilipczuk at (315) 717-2946 or send her an e-mail at sue.pilipczuk@gmail.com to sign up!

    Cocktail Hour
    Friday, February 10th, 5-7PM
    Bring your favorite beverage and appetizer to share!

    Pancake Breakfast
    Saturday, February 18th, 9-11AM
    Cost: $5
    Enjoy a homemade breakfast in the Clubhouse

    Capital Reperatory Theater presents “Assisted Loving”
    Saturday, February 18th, 3PM
    Cost: $30 per person due 2/3 (cash only)
    Broadway Director Gordon Greenberg and NY Times writer Bob Morris collaborate on the World Premiere of Assisted Loving (Dating with My Dad), a hilarious dating comedy for every generation.  Please leave money due in the cashbox.

    Pizza & Movie Night
    Saturday, February 25th, 6:30PM
    Sign up in the Clubhouse.  Movie will be selected closer to the 25th!

    January/February Birthdays
    Monday, February 27th, 6PM
    Celebrate residents whose birthdays fall in January and February.  Cake and drinks will be provide

  • 01/02/2017

    January 2017 Newsletter

    Resident Directory
    Resident, Linda Kospa, will be spearheading the effort of creating a new Community Directory.  If you would like to be a part of this, please provide your name, address and/or phone number to Linda Kospa by calling her at (518) 465-3282 or dropping your information off at her cottage (6 Antwerp Drive, #5).  The new Community Directory will only be distributed to those residents who choose to provide their information.

    Tying Up of Dogs on Property
    There have been reports of many dogs being tied up to front porches, posts, chairs, and the like throughout the community.  Per the Pet Lease that all pet owners sign with The Spinney at Pond View, pets (dogs and cats) must be controlled by their Owner at all times when outside of their cottages.  Please ensure that this rule is followed as to avoid any damage made to your cottage, keep your neighbors feeling safe, and keep your pet within the community.  Not abiding by this rule will result in rescinding of Pet Leases going forward.

    Field Goods Pick-Up Location
    Field Goods is a subscription-based service that delivers produce from small farms to consumers year-round.  With the Clubhouse as a pick-up location it would be the next best thing to fresh produce being dropped off at your doorstep!  The Clubhouse is set up as a pick-up location so if you’re interested sign up online!  For more information or to sign-up, please visit www.field-goods.com or pick up a flyer in the Clubhouse!

    Chair Yoga
    Wednesdays at 10AM
    Cost: $8 for 4-week class
    Spinney resident, Joan Haggerty, recently relocated to Castleton to be nearer to her children.  Joan is very passionate about teaching others about the benefits of the yoga practice as it has assisted with her own recovery and management of health challenges throughout the years.  Join Joan and learn why yoga is so good for you! 

    November & December Birthday Celebration
    Monday, January 9th, 6PM
    Celebrate all neighbor’s birthdays that occurred in November & December!

    Trip to Turning Stone
    Tuesday, January 10th, 8:15AM
    Cost: $19/person
    Take a trip to Turning Stone and try it out at the casino!  Bus trip will leave at 8:15AM.

    Paint & Sip
    Friday, January 13th, 6:30PM
    Cost: $28/person
    Bring out your inner artist by creating a painting with the aid of an instructor and a glass of wine!  Sign up in the Clubhouse.

    Zumba Classes Resume!
    Mondays starting January 16th, 6PM
    Cost: $6/class
    Zumba Gold classes will be offered in the new Clubhouse space starting Monday, January 16th.  Attend 5 classes and the 6th class is free!

    Healthy Bones for Life Exercise & Education Program
    Tuesdays at 10AM (1/3, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31)
    Thursdays at 4PM (1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26)
    Join resident instructor, Ann Yetmen, for a program involving exercise, balance and stretching which benefits all ages and fitness levels.  This program is sponsored by RSVP of the Capital Region in partnership with Sunnyview Hospital and is free!  Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

    Neighborhood Potluck
    Wednesday, January 18th, 6PM
    Cook your favorite dish and share it with your neighbors and friends!  Sign up with what you are bringing in the Clubhouse.

    Pizza & A Movie
    Saturday, January 21st, 6PM
    Come enjoy the first movie night in the new Clubhouse!

    Clubhouse Grand Opening Event
    Thursday, January 26th, 4-7PM
    Come celebrate the grand opening of the Clubhouse space with food, drinks and socializing!

    Pancake Breakfast
    Saturday, January 28th, 9-11AM
    Cost: $5
    Enjoy a homemade breakfast in the Clubhouse!

  • 11/30/2016

    December 2016 Newsletter

    Field Goods Pick-Up Location
    Field Goods is a subscription-based service that delivers produce from small farms to consumers at community sites year-round.  With the Clubhouse as a pick-up location it would be the next best thing to fresh produce being dropped off at your doorstep!  We have already set up the Clubhouse as a pick-up location so if you’re interested, simply sign up online!  For more information or to sign-up for a delivery, please visit www.field-goods.com or pick up a flyer in the Clubhouse!

    OFFICE CLOSED: Friday, December 23rd, Monday, December 26th & Monday, January 2nd
    The Spinney at Pond View offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays.  We all wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and new year celebration with family and friends!

    This Month’s Bible Study Schedule
    This month the Bible Study group will be meeting on Thursday, December 8th, 6:30PM.

    Jewelry Class
    Monday, December 5th, 6PM
    Make your own jewelry – perfect for gifts for family or friends!  There is a cost associated with this event which will depend on what you decide to make and the supplies you use.

    Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
    Saturday, December 10th, 6:30PM
    Cost: $15/person
    Enjoy the Capital Lights in the Park (Washington Park, Albany) from a festive horse drawn carriage!  Be sure to sign up for the fun!

    Many Moods of Christmas
    Sunday, December 11th, 3PM
    Cost: $25/person
    A program with renowned Opera Tenor Rafael Devila and Orchestra Pro Musica at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall!

    Cottage Decorating Contest Judging
    Monday, December 12th
    If you would like to participate in this year’s decorating contest, please have your decorations completed by December 12th.  Judging will occur on the night of December 12th and the winners will be announced at the Holiday Party!

    Annual Spinney Holiday Party
    Friday, December 16th, 6PM
    Cost: $23/person
    Based on resident feedback, this year’s holiday party will take place at Muscatiello’s on Route 4 in East Greenbush.  Please sign up!

    Capital Community Voices in Concert present “All is Calm, All is Bright”
    Saturday, December 17th, 7:30PM
    Cost: $8/person (senior pricing)
    Performed at the Genet Elementary School (Route 4, East Greenbush) – get in the holiday spirit!

    Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece
    Tuesday, December 20th, 6:30PM
    Cost: $20/person
    Create a homemade centerpiece for your holiday table! 

    Cookie Swap
    Wednesday, December 21st, 6PM
    Celebrate the holidays with cookies of all kinds! Make and bring your favorite cookie and go home with a variety! Sign up in the Clubhouse as the number of participants will dictate how many cookies each participant should make.

    Caroling Through The Spinney
    Thursday, December 22nd, 6:30PM
    Get into the holiday spirit by singing carols around the community.  Hot cocoa and treats will be served in the Clubhouse afterwards.

    Community New Year’s Eve Party
    Saturday, December 31st, 7:30PM
    Ring in 2017 with your neighbors and friends!  The ball drop will be watched and fun times will be had by all!

  • 10/31/2016

    November 2016 Newsletter


    Be sure to stop into the new Clubhouse and pick up your key fob to access the building outside of operation hours!  The Clubhouse is filled with activities for your enjoyment – come shoot a game of pool with neighbors or organize a movie night on the projector in the Media Room.  The opportunities are endless!  We will be hosting a Grand Opening party for the Clubhouse after the Holiday Party – most likely in January, but the space can be used and reserved!
    Starting in December, all monthly Newsletters will be available in the Clubhouse, in the receptacles found throughout the community, The Spinney at Pond View’s website and via e-mail.  Please ensure we have your current e-mail address on file to guarantee online delivery of Newsletters going forward. 

    OFFICE CLOSED: Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th
    The Spinney at Pond View offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We all wish you a happy and healthy holiday with family and friends!

    This Month’s Bible Study Schedule
    Due to upcoming holidays, the Bible Study group will be meeting on the following dates:
    Thursday, November 10th, 6:30pm
    Thursday, December 8th, 6:30pm
    The regular schedule of the 2nd and 4thThursday of each month will resume in January. All residents interested are welcome.

    Veterans’ Day Celebration
    Friday, November 11th, 11AM – 2PM
    Celebrate Veterans’ Day with a commemorative raising of the American Flag and a soup lunch in the Clubhouse.

    Fall Centerpiece Making Class
    Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30PM
    Cost: $20/centerpiece
    Create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table in the Clubhouse! 

    Community Pancake Breakfast
    Saturday, November 19th, 9-11AM
    Cost: $5
    Start your day with a delicious homemade pancake breakfast with your neighbors.  Event will take place in the Clubhouse. 

    Equinox Thanksgiving Volunteers Needed!
    Sunday, November 20th, 4:45PM – 7PM
    Sign up in the Clubhouse if you are interested in volunteering for a great cause this year!

    Tai Chi Offering in 2017
    We have contracted a YMCA instructor to teach a 50-minute tai chi class taking place on Fridays in 2017 in the Clubhouse.  This class will be a 10-week commitment and the more people who participate, the lower the cost.  To commit to this class we are asking for 12 people with the upfront cost of $50/person.  This cost will pay for the 10 weeks of classes.  Please sign up in the Clubhouse if you are interested!

  • 09/30/2016

    October 2016 Newsletter

    Join The Spinney String-A-Long Group!
    Mondays, 10:30AM
    The Spinney’s String-A-Long group is looking for residents to join in on the fun!  Whether you’re experienced in knitting, crocheting, or cross-stitch, or just starting out, bring in your most recent project and enjoy a social setting with friends and neighbors.

    Personal Preparedness Program
    Tuesday, October 11th, 1PM
    Would you know what to do in a crisis?  This program presented by the Rensselaer County Department of Health will help with that.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Hayride and Bonfire
    Saturday, October 15th, 7PM
    Cost: $7
    Enjoy the fall fun at Kristy’s barn!  Please bring a flashlight as it does get darker earlier. children.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center. 

    Making Strides Walk for Breast Cancer
    Sunday, October 16th, 10AM
    Enjoy a walk around Washington Park in Albany for the fight against breast cancer.  Carpools will leave The Spinney at Pond View at 10AM.  If you are unable to walk with the group, you are still welcome to cheer the group on in the park!  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    AAA Defensive Driving Course
    (2 sessions)
    Tuesday, October 25th, 9AM – 12PM
    Tuesday, November 1st, 9AM – 12PM
    Cost: $25 for AAA members,
    $30 for non-members
    Participate in this 2 session-long defensive driving class and receive money off of your car insurance!  You must attend both sessions to get credit for the course and the cost covers both sessions.  20 people must sign up for the course for it to take place.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Halloween Costume Party
    Saturday, October 29th, 7PM
    Celebrate Halloween with your friends and neighbors!  Prizes will be provided for best costume and games will be played.  Beverages will be provided, please bring a snack to share!  Sign up in Welcome Center

    September/October Birthday Celebration
    Monday, October 31st, 6PM
    Celebrate with the residents who have had a birthday in September and October!  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

  • 08/24/2016

    September 2016 Newsletter

    OFFICE CLOSED:
    Monday, September 5th
    The Spinney at Pond View office will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

    Clubhouse Update
    Construction of The Spinney at Pond View Clubhouse is going well and we are in the final stages of construction.  We are hoping for an early fall opening (hopefully in the month of October) and look forward to celebrating with all Spinney residents soon!

    Bocce Games
    Thursday, September 1st, 6PM
    Thursday, September 29th, 6PM
    Play a friendly game of bocce on the lawn between Maastricht and Zeeland with neighbors and friends!

    Addams Family
    Saturday, September 3rd, 4PM
    Cost: $31/person
    Due Date: 8/29/16
    The Mac-Haydn Theatre’s rendition of the Addams Family features the original family you all know and love, but with a twist!  Please sign up and place the cost per person in the lockbox located in the Welcome Center.

    Chair Yoga
    Wednesdays (starting Wednesday, September 7th) at 10AM
    Cost: $8 for 4-week class
    Spinney resident, Joan Haggerty, recently relocated to Castleton to be nearer to her children.  Joan has been teaching yoga continuously since 1979.  Joan is very passionate about teaching others about the benefits of the yoga practice as it has assisted with her own recovery and management of health challenges throughout the years.  Joan will be teaching this 4-week course starting Wednesday, September 7th.  Joan requires a 4-week commitment for this course to be successful.  Please sign up in the Clubhouse and bring payment to first class on September 7th

    Lunch at The Otesaga Hotel & Tour of The Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard
    Wednesday, September 7th, 9AM – 4:30PM
    Cost: $59/person
    Due Date: 8/29/16
    Travel to historic Cooperstown, NY with Yankee Trails to enjoy lunch at the beautiful Otesaga Hotel, as well as a tour of The Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard.  Please sign up and place the required cost per person in the lockbox located in the Welcome Center.

    Taco Night
    Thursday, September 15th, 6PM
    Cost: $10/person
    Enjoy a taco themed night including appetizers, a taco dinner, dessert, margaritas and music!  Please sign up for the fun in the Welcome Center.

    End of Summer Block Party
    Friday, September 30th, 5PM
    Celebrate the end of summer on the Maastricht lawn with a block party with neighbors and friends.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center!

  • 07/28/2016

    August 2016 Newsletter

    Lindy Lessons
    Lindy lessons will be cancelled until the fall, but will be rescheduled for all of your dance lesson needs in September/October!

    Bocce Games
    Thursday, August 4th, 6PM
    Thursday, August 18th, 6PM
    Enjoy a game of bocce with neighbors on the grass island between Zeeland and Maastricht!  No experience required.

    Sister Act
    Friday, August 12th, 8PM
    Cost: $34/person
    This hysterical musical, based on the blockbuster movie, is being performed at Mac-Haydn Theatre, located in Chatham.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center if you’re interested in attending!

    Day at Saratoga Race Track
    Monday, August 15th
    Cost: $10/person
    The Saratoga Race Track is now open!  Enjoy a day at the races! The price associated with this event goes towards reserving a picnic table for 6 people.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Community Block Party
    Friday, August 26th, 5:30PM
    Enjoy a pot luck style community block party on the grass island between Zeeland and Maastricht.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center and state the dish that you plan on bringing to share.  A lawn chair is also recommended.

    July/August Birthday Celebration
    Monday, August 29th, 6PM
    Celebrate residents whose birthdays fall during July and August.  Cake and refreshments will be served.  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

  • 06/30/2016

    July 2016 Newsletter

    Lindy Lessons
    1st and 3rd Thursday, 6:30PM
    Lindy lessons will continue to be offered by your neighbor, Tom, but at a new time!  On the 1stand 3rd Thursday of the month, put on your dancing shoes and join your neighbors in learning some new moves!  Every lesson a new dance will be taught.

    Turning Stone Trip
    Tuesday, July 12th
    Cost: $19/person
    Enjoy a Yankee Trails trip to Turning Stone Casino.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center if you are interested.

    Curtain Call Theater Presents Brighton Beach Memoirs
    Friday, July 15th, 8PM
    Cost: $24/person
    Enjoy a play based on a fifteen-year old’s life in Brooklyn in the 1930’s.  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Park Playhouse Presents CHICAGO
    Tuesday, July 19th, 8PM
    Amphitheater seating: FREE
    Reserved Seating: $24/person
    Enjoy a beautiful summer night with an outdoor performance in Albany.  The Park Playhouse is performing CHICAGO, a classic!  Amphitheater seating is free and first-come, first-served, but you are able to reserve seats if you prefer.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Mini Golf at Fun Plex!
    Friday, July 22nd, 10AM
    Cost: $4.50/game
    Ready for some friendly competition?  July is the perfect month for a trip to the mini-golf course.  Sign up in the Welcome Center if you want in on the fun.

    Lake George Steam Boat Brunch
    Sunday, July 24th, boarding at 11AM
    Cost: $49/person
    Enjoy the annual trip to Lake George for brunch on a steamboat on the lake.  Boarding of the boat starts at 11AM.  Sign up in the Welcome Center and carpool up to the lake with friends!

  • 05/26/2016

    June 2016 Newsletter

    Backyard Courtesies
    Please be courteous of other residents when walking with pets or by yourselves behind the cottages of others.  The backside of all cottages are main living dwellings and you may startle someone not expecting a neighbor in their backyard.  Everyone greatly appreciates the courtesy so thank you in advance! 

    Lindy Lessons
    EVERY Wednesday, 1:30PM
    All skill levels welcome!  Come learn how to swing dance from your neighbor, Tom, in the Welcome Center!  Every week a new dance will be taught.  Poodle skirts not required.

    Town-Wide Garage Sale
    Saturday, June 4th
    Looking to clean out your closets or garage?  Now’s the perfect time!  Join in on the town-wide garage sale and make some money on the items you do not want anymore.  For safety reasons throughout the community, The Spinney’s participation in this garage sale will take place in the parking lot of the Commercial Building located at 2500 Pond View.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Time Warner Digital Adapter Instal
    Monday, June 6th
    Time Warner Cable (TWC) is transitioning to 100% digital.  If you have any TVs in your cottage which only have “standard basic cable” service (which is included in your rental agreement with The Spinney), TWC will be providing digital adapters for your TV(s).  A representative from TWC will be at our property on Monday, June 6th to install digital adapters for those residents who have TVs with ONLY standard basic cable.  Please stop by the Leasing Office to pick up a copy of an e-mail that was sent out to all residents if you did not receive it.  This letter will provide more information about the change and how it affects you.  If you have any questions, please call the Leasing Office at (518) 479-0800.

    Bocce Game
    Thursday, June 9th, 6PM
    Ready for some friendly competition in the neighborhood?  Come play a game of bocce on the grassy island between Zeeland and Maastricht!  The perfect summer game.

    Wine and Cheese Tasting
    Sunday, June 19th, 6:30PM
    Join other residents and friends at The Spinney gazebo to taste wine and cheese together.  Please bring a bottle of wine or some cheese to share with others.

    May/June Birthday Celebration
    Monday, June 27th, 6PM
    Celebrate residents whose birthdays take place in May and June!  Cake and drinks will be provided.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Annual Spinney Summer Barbecue
    Thursday, June 30th, 5:30PM
    This year’s summer barbecue will take place at the Schodack Town Park again!  Please bring an appetizer, salad or dessert and state what you will bring when signing up in the Welcome Center.

  • 04/29/2016

    May 2016 Newsletter

    Garage Reminders
    Please remember that your garage is not to solely be used for storage of items or for any other reason besides the parking of a vehicle (Rule 2 in your Lease).  If you have 2 drivers in your cottage, please ensure that one car is parked in the garage while the other is parked in your driveway.  In addition, garage doors are to be kept closed when not in use.

    Lindy Lessons
    Wednesday, May 4th, 1:30PM
    All skill levels welcome!  Come learn how to swing dance from your fellow neighbor, Tom, right in the Welcome Center!  Please sign-up in the Welcome Center.  Poodle skirts not required.

    Vision Presentation
    Wednesday, May 11th, 10:30AM
    Residents, family and friends are invited to join Dr. Judith Archibold from Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region for a special presentation in the Welcome Center on how to keep and maintain great vision.  Bagels, donuts, coffee and juice will be provided.  All attendees will receive a 30% off discount card for Riverfront Optical at Pond View to apply toward the purchase of a pair of sunglasses.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Wine and Cheese Tasting
    Friday, May 13th, 6PM
    Join other residents and friends at The Spinney gazebo to taste wine and cheese together.  Please bring a bottle of wine or some cheese to share with others.

    South Pacific
    Sunday, May 15th, 2:30PM
    Cost: $20/person
    Enjoy a performance of South Pacific at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Block Island Lunch & Tour
    Sunday, May 22nd
    Cost: $135/person
    Sail away on the Block Island Ferry for a one-hour cruise to Block Island, Rhode Island.  Have lunch at the National Hotel located on the waterfront.  After lunch, enjoy a narrated 1-hour bus tour of the island and then tour North Light Fibers.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Mini Golf Outing
    Thursday, May 26th, 11AM
    Cost: $4.50/person
    Challenge your friends and neighbors to a game of mini-golf at FunPlex! 

    BBQ and Entertainment
    Friday, May 27th, 12PM
    Cost: $3/person
    Enjoy a barbeque lunch and entertainment by “Pete and Friends” at the Edward C. Swartz Southern Tier Senior Center.  Please call (518) 477-6581 to reserve a spot for an event that is destined to be a lot of fun!

    Resident Bible Study
    2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30PM
    Just a reminder that this study is open to all residents.  At the May 12thmeeting, a new study will begin in the Gospel of John.  Make your plans to attend and learn of God’s promises that give us hope for today and eternity.

    Resident Interest: Game Night?
    A sign-up sheet will be included in the Welcome Center to gauge interest in groups that may want to play popular games.  If you are interested in a game night that would feature games such as cribbage, double pinochle, bridge, etc., please express your interest on this sheet.

  • 03/30/2016

    April 2016 Newsletter


    Empire State Youth Orchestra Concert 
    Saturday, April 9th, 7:30PM 
    Cost: $10/person
    Enjoy the flagship ESYO at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.  Music Director Helen Cha-Pyo will conduct the orchestra in a program that will feature the talented young winner of the Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, Michael Zhu.  Visit the Welcome Center for more information.

    The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus 
    Monday, April 11th, 7PM
    The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus is coming to The Palace Theater for a FREE concert.   Sign up for this event in the Welcome Center.

    Pot Luck Dinner 
    Wednesday, April 20th, 6PM 
    It’s time to think SPRING and partake in a “Spring Barbecue” themed pot luck dinner with neighbors!  As usual, the pot luck will take place in the Welcome Center.  Please state what you will contribute to the pot luck on the sign-up sheet located in the Welcome Center.

    March/April Birthday Celebration
    Monday, April 25th, 6PM
    Celebrate those who have birthdays in the months of March and April.  Drinks and cake will be provided.  Please sign-up in the Welcome Center.

    Schodack Garage Sale 
    Saturday, June 4th 
    This event is being featured 2 months in advance to ensure you have enough time to collect items you may want to feature in the town-wide garage sale.  The Spinney at Pond View will be featured in a map created by the Town of those areas participating.  Please save the date!  More information to come as the date nears.

  • 02/11/2016

    Are you interested in Tai Chi?

    If you're interested in taking a tai chi class in the Welcome Center, please stop by and sign up on our interest form or send an e-mail to PondViewLeasing@TheSpinneyGroup.com.  When signing up or e-mailing, please express the time of day you would be interested in taking this class.  Thank you!

  • 02/01/2016

    February 2016 Newsletter

    National Grid Interruption
    Saturday, February 13th, 12PM
    We are SO excited about the progress that the new Clubhouse has taken in the past few weeks!  National Grid has informed us that part of construction efforts for this building requires a temporary service interruption to provide electricity to the structure.  This is an unfortunate inconvenience, but a necessary part of us bringing this Clubhouse to you.  Weather permitting, the interruption in service will begin at 12PM and should last a few hours.  National Grid cannot work in weather conditions such as rain, sleet, snow, etc., so in the event that any of these are present on February 13th, the alternate date for interruption is Saturday, February 20th.  In the event that the interruption is rescheduled, we will provide notice to each of you.  All residents will receive an automated voice message from National Grid 48 hours prior to service interruption.  If you have any questions regarding the interruption in service please contact the office for more information. 

    Zumba GOLD
    Saturdays, 9AM
    Zumba GOLD will be offered the following Saturdays in February: February 6th, 20th, and 27th in the Welcome Center.  There will be NO ZUMBA CLASSon February 13th.

    Lunch at Casola Dining Room - SCCC
    Thursday, February 11th, 12PM
    Cost: $16/person
    Have lunch at the Schenectady Community College Casola Dining Room.  Sign up in the Welcome Center to enjoy some tasty creations.

    Trip to Turning Stone Casino
    Monday, February 15th
    Cost: $19/person
    Take a trip to Turning Stone Casino with Yankee Trails.  Visit the Welcome Center for more information and sign up for the fun!

    Pot Luck Dinner
    Wednesday, February 17th, 6PM
    Back by popular demand!  All residents are invited to share their favorite dishes.  In the spirit of Valentines’ Day, please make sure your dish features red and/or pink in color.  Please list what you intend on bringing on the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.

    Pizza/Movie Night
    Saturday, February 27th, 6:30PM
    *Cost per slice will be announced at sign-up
    Enjoy a movie with neighbors and friends.  Sign- up for the number of pizza slices you would like to have in the Welcome Center.

    January/February Birthdays
    Monday, February 29th, 6PM
    Celebrate Spinney residents with January and February birthdays.  Refreshments and cake provided.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Event Suggestions
    If there are events and/or activities that you are interested in seeing in our monthly Newsletter, please send an e-mail with your suggestion(s) to PondViewLeasing@TheSpinneyGroup.com or speak with someone in the Leasing Office.  Voice your opinions and see new opportunities to meet your neighbors!

  • 01/04/2016

    January 2016 Newsletter

    Holiday Closing
    Friday, January 1st
    The Spinney at Pond View office will be closed to enjoy the New Years’ Day holiday.  We hope that you enjoy with you and yours!

    Zumba GOLD
    Saturdays, 9AM
    Zumba GOLD is being re-offered in the Welcome Center from 9 to 10AM on Saturday mornings through February.  Join in on the fun!

    Make Your Own Sundae
    Wednesday, January 13th, 6PM
    Cost: $2/person
    Make your own sundae.  All of the fixings will be provided in the Welcome Center for your enjoyment.

    Pizza/Move Night
    Saturday, January 23rd, 6:30PM
    *Cost per slice will be announced on sign-up sheet
    Enjoy a movie with neighbors and friends.  Sign- up for the number of pizza slices you would like to have in the Welcome Center. 

    Pot Luck Dinner
    Wednesday, December 27th, 6PM
    All residents are invited to share their favorite dishes.  Please list what you intend on bringing on the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.

    Resident Thank you
    Karen Maycock would like to thank whomever left her dog Cocoa a jacket, as no note was left.  Cocoa is thoroughly enjoying the jacket now that the winter weather has struck.

  • 12/01/2015

    December 2015 Newsletter

    Holiday Closings 
    Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st  
    The Spinney at Pond View offices will be closed to enjoy December holidays.  We hope that you enjoy with you and yours! 

    Holiday Decorating Contest 
    Embrace the season and decorate the porch of your cottage for a chance to win!  Please do not affix any decorations to the siding of your cottage.  If you have any questions regarding your decorations, please call the Leasing Office first.  Judging of decorations will occur on the 10th and the winners will be announced at the holiday party on the 20th! 

    Capital Lights in the Park 
    Saturday, December 12th7PM 
    Cost: $15/person 
    Enjoy Albany lit up for the holidays.  Money must be paid at the time of sign-up. 

    Make Your Own Jewelry 
    Monday, December 14th, 6PM 
    *Cost will vary based on creation 
    Have a great time making a holiday gift for a friend, family member, or for yourself!  Please sign-up in the Welcome Center.  The cost of your creation will vary based on the materials you use. 

    Make a Holiday Centerpiece 
    Wednesday, December 16th, 6:30PM 
    Cost: $20/person 
    All materials provided at the Welcome Center.  Please sign up and pay prior to class. 

    Last of The Red Hot Lovers 
    Friday, December 18th, 8PM 
    Cost: $18/person 
    Enjoy the fun at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts!  Sign up in the Welcome Center. 

    Resident Holiday Party 
    Sunday, December 20th, 6PM  
    Cost: $10/person 
    This year’s holiday party will be held at Paolo Lombardi’s Restaurant located at 104 West Sand Lake Road in Wynantskill.  Please pay at the time of sign-up. 

    Caroling Through The Spinney 
    Tuesday, December 22nd, 6:30PM 
    Show your holiday spirit by caroling around the community. All singers welcomed! 

    November/December Birthday Celebration 
    Monday, December 28th, 6PM 
    Celebrate your friends and neighbors with birthdays in November and December.  Please sign-up in the Welcome Center.

  • 11/03/2015

    Flu Shot Clinic

    A representative from Rite Aid Pharmacy will be in our Welcome Center on Wednesday, November 18th from 10AM - 12PM giving flu shots out to residents.  If you would like to get a flu shot please sign up in the Welcome Center.  The clinic will take place as long as 15 people sign up so please sign up as soon as possible!

  • 10/26/2015

    November 2015 Newsletter

    Holiday Closing
    Thursday, November 26th – Sunday, November 29th
    The Spinney at Pond View offices will be closed to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.  We hope that you enjoy with you and yours!

    Birdfeeders at The Spinney
    Despite their beauty and the enjoyment of bird watching, Rule 4 of your Lease touches on not leaving anything on the grounds which includes, but is not limited to, bird feeders.  Although the lease does not specifically mention bird feeders, it does state no structures of any kind are to be left on the grounds.  Kindly please remove these structures.

    Salute to Veterans at the Log Cabin
    Wednesday, November 11th
    Cost: $85/person
    Broadway singer Karen Wagner will honor America’s heroes through a special patriotic musical tribute at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA.  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Sip and Paint
    Saturday, November 14th, 7PM
    Cost: $20/person
    All experienced and non-experienced artists invited!  An instructor will give step-by-step instructions on how to create your own painting.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.

    The Poisoned Pigskin Murder Mystery and Lunch
    Tuesday, November 17th, 12PM
    Cost: $15/person
    A murder mystery presented by Matinee Theater Players including lunch provided by Paula’s Country Kitchen.  Enjoy the fun at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts!  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Curtain Call Theater: “Charley’s Aunt"
    Saturday, November 21st, 3PM
    Cost: $24/person
    Enjoy this comedy about two Oxford undergraduates who persuade their classmate to impersonate a millionaire aunt.  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Thanksgiving Equinox Volunteering
    Sunday, November 22nd, 10:45AM-1:00PM
    Volunteers needed for prepping Thanksgiving Dinner. Meet at the Pond View parking lot and car pool to the Empire State Plaza. If interested sign up at the Welcome Center.

    Make a Thanksgiving Centerpiece
    Monday, November 23rd, 6PM
    Cost: $20/person
    All materials provided at the Welcome Center.

    Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region and Riverfront Optical at Pond View
    Broken glasses, need new glasses, need an eye exam?  Visit the Optical Department in Suite 101 in the Pond View building.  Opticians are available Tuesday – Thursday from 9AM – 5PM and eye examinations are available Monday – Friday from 7:30AM – 3:45PM.  Call (518) 477-2391 for more information!

  • 09/21/2015

    October 2015 Newsletter

    Hayride and Bonfire at Kristy’s Barn
    Saturday, October 10th, 7PM
    Cost: $10/person

    Get into the fall spirit with a hayride and bonfire at Kristy’s Barn.  Sign-up in the Welcome Center and start celebrating the season!

    Oktoberfest at the Log Cabin
    Wednesday, October 14th
    Cost: $80/person
    Deadline: ASAP

    Venture to Holyoke, MA with Yankee Trails to enjoy all that is Oktoberfest!  Once you arrive at the Log Cabin, you will be greeted with a topnotch German meal and entertained by John Banker and his “Merry Men Oompah Band”.  The program will consist of humor, sing-alongs, and interactive fun.  Sign-up in the Welcome Center.

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
    Sunday, October 18th

    Participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Albany’s Washington Park.  The Spinney at Pond View will be wearing shirts to show unity against breast cancer.  Sign up in the Welcome Center for more information.

    September/October Birthday Celebration
    Monday, October 26th

    All residents are welcome.  Refreshments and cake provided. Please sign up in the Welcome Center if you will be attending!

    Halloween/Costume Party
    Saturday, October 31st, 7PM

    Celebrate Halloween by wearing your best costume to the party in the Welcome Center.  Prizes will be given out!  Drinks provided, please sign up for appetizers/desserts on the sign-up sheet.

  • 08/31/2015

    September 2015 Newsletter

    Zumba Gold
    Saturdays, 9AM starting September 19th
    Zumba GOLD is now offered in the Welcome Center from 9 to 10AM on Saturday mornings, starting Saturday, September 19th.  Come join the fun!

    Casino Trip
    Tuesday, September 15th
    Cost: $19

    Win some money with your friends and neighbors!  Partake in a trip to Turning Stone Casino with Yankee Trails.  Visit the Welcome Center for more information!
    Resident Garage Sale
    Saturday, September 19th, 10AM – 3PM

    Have belongings you would like to sell?  Love finding a good deal?  Join the Garage Sale, which will be taking place in the front parking lot of the Commercial Office Building at 2500 Pond View as either a buyer or a seller!  More information available in the Welcome Center.

    Wine Tasting and Barbecue
    Friday, September 25th

    Wine tasting and a barbecue at the gazebo! Please sign up for food items on the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.  More information to be provided on the sign-up sheet.

  • 07/27/2015

    August 2015 Newsletter

    LATE NIGHT WALKERS
    Please ensure that you wear bright clothes (preferably with reflecting gear) and utilize the sidewalks when walking in the dark hours of the night.  There have been a few reported incidents where residents have not been easily seen by other residents and we want everyone to be safe!

    Cocktails at the Gazebo
    Friday, August 7th, 6:30 – 9:00PM 
     So popular, we’re doing it again!  Join your friends and neighbors for cocktails at the gazebo right near the pond in the community.  We request that you bring something you would like to drink or contribute $7 to imbibe at the time of the party.

    Day at the Saratoga Race Track
    Thursday, August 13th
    Now that the track is finally open for the season, it’s time for a day at the races!  Please sign up in the Welcome Center and refer to the cover sheet for more specifics on plans for the day.

    Rhode Island Light House Tour
    Wednesday, August 19th
    Cost:
    Deadline: ASAP
    Enjoy a tour of some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful light houses.  Seats are limited for this activity so please sign up in the Welcome Center as soon as possible.  The sign-up sheet provides details of the day’s activities.  The deadline for payment for this activity is also as soon as possible.

    July/August Birthday Celebration
    Monday, August 31st, 6:00PM 
    Everybody is welcome to join us! Refreshments and cake provided! Sign up in the Welcome Center to join in on the fun!

  • 07/27/2015

    July 2015 Newsletter

    CANASTA PLAYERS NEEDED
    TUESDAYS 1-5PM
    Please call (518) 729-2602 for more information.

    Bingo at the Rensselaer Elks
    Thursdays, 7PM
    Don’t forget about weekly bingo at the Rensselaer Elks!  Residents make the trip every Thursday, join in on the fun!

    “Singin’ in the Rain”
    Tuesday, July 21st, 7:30PM

    Enjoy the play Singin’ in the Rain at the Park Playhouse in Albany, located in Washington Park!  Singin’ in the Rain is a tap dancing spectacular set in the dazzling world of Hollywood in the 1920’s, when talking pictures were first coming to life.  Lawn seating is free, but you can also purchase reserved seating for $18/ticket.  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Mini Golf at FunPlex
    Tuesday, July 28th, 11AM
    Cost: $6
    Come out and have some summer fun in a round of miniature golf at the FunPlex in East Greenbush.  Sign up in the Welcome Center.  

    Lake George Steamboat Luncheon Cruise
    Friday, July 31st, 11AM
    Cost: $36
    Travel up to beautiful Lake George and enjoy a scenic lunch on the Lake George Steamboat Luncheon Cruise.  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

  • 07/27/2015

    June 2015 Newsletter

    To answer residents’ questions regarding the construction efforts next to the Commercial Building (2500 Pond View Way), the current construction plan is as follows:
    1) Clubhouse – Construction of the Clubhouse will begin before the building of additional Spinney cottages.  We are hopeful that the infrastructure for this building will be completed this summer and that the building will be finished by Spring/Summer 2016.
    2) Additional Cottages – There are 70 additional cottages that will be built.  Work on the infrastructure and utilities will begin Summer/Fall 2015.
    Please do keep in mind that these are rough dates as construction timelines can be affected by many different things.  If you have any additional questions please contact the office.

    American Harp Recital
    Sunday, June 14th, 1:15PM
    A student recital of the North Eastern Mountain Chapter of the American Harp Society at the East Greenbush Library.  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Turning Stone Casino
    Tuesday, June 16th
    Cost: $19
    Win some money with your friends and neighbors!  Join us for a trip to Turning Stone Casino!  We will be taking a Yankee Trails bus.  Visit the Welcome Center for more information!

    Spinney Annual Picnic
    Thursday, June 18th, 5PM
    This year’s annual picnic will return again to the Town Park in Schodack.  Pete and Friends Quartet will be returning to provide musical enjoyment for the evening.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center and bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share with your neighbors!

    Cocktails at the Gazebo
    Friday, June 26th, 6:30PM

    Join your friends and neighbors for cocktails at the gazebo right near the pond in the community.  We request that you bring something you would like to drink or contribute $7 to imbibe at the time of the party.

    Moon Over Buffalo
    Sunday, May 28th, Time TBD
    Cost: $23
     Enjoy the matinee showing of Moon Over Buffalo at The Theater Barn.  The time will be announced on the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.

    May/June Birthday Celebration
    Monday, June 29th, 6PM
    Everybody is welcome to join us! Refreshments and cake provided! Sign up in the Welcome Center to join in on the fun!

  • 04/28/2015

    May 2015 Newsletter

    Removal of Lawn Items Not Approved per Lease
    Per the rules incorporated into the Lease Agreement pursuant to Section 13 signed by all residents at The Spinney at Pond View, no items are to be left unattended on The Spinney grounds and this includes furniture, toys, appliances, chairs, barbecues, etc.  In addition, residents are not to do “any work upon the grounds including, as examples but not as limitations, mowing, pruning, cutting digging or planting.”  This includes any items that will hinder in any spring clean-up efforts, mowing, or other landscaping work to be done by Spinney employees.  Please remove any items that are not approved by the Lease prior to May 31st or they will be removed by our Landscape Staff.  Please reference your lease or call the office with any questions.

    Tower Garden Presentation
    Thursday, May 7th, 6:30PM
    For those who were longing for the Community Garden, a “Tower Garden” may be just the right solution for you!  A Tower Garden is a growing system which can grow up to 20 plants and is perfect for patio, deck, and porch gardens.  Sign up in the Welcome Center to attend and learn more

    LAST ZUMBA CLASS
    Saturday, May 9th, 9AM
    The last Zumba class until the fall is May 9th.  Don’t miss it!

    Music Night at Activity Night!
    Wednesday, May 20th, 6PM
    Not your average Activity Night!  This Wednesday’s Activity Night will feature music provided by Pete and Friends Quartet for your listening enjoyment, featuring 50s, 60s and 70s covers.  All musicians welcome!

    Container Gardening at Bud’s Florist
    Saturday, May 23rd, 10AM
    Learn about container gardening from the experts at Bud’s Florist!  Another way to achieve your spring gardening dreams!  Sign up in the Welcome Center.

    Play: “Driving Miss Daisy”
    Saturday, May 30th, 8PM
    Cost: $16
    The Sand Lake Center for the Arts (SLCA) is putting on the play Driving Miss Daisy, a tribute to friendship and human dignity as two people move to that place where each can see into the heart of the other.  Sign up in the Welcome Center for tickets!

  • 04/01/2015

    April 2015 Newsletter

    Computer Skills Workshop
    Thursday, April 2nd, 6PM
    Spinney resident, Michael Catoggio, former Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska, presents an introductory workshop on searching the internet. Our home computers are powerful tools which enable us to find an enormous variety of information.  This workshop will help to improve your searching skills. The workshop is designed for beginners - no technical knowledge is required.  Please sign up in the Welcome Center.  If you signed up for the previous session we do request that you sign up for this session as well.

    Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 4th, 11AM
    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME TO 11AM!
    All children under 13 years old welcome!  The event will take place in the Welcome Center and the Welcome Center parking lot.  Lots of activities for the family.  Sign up in the Welcome Center and include those children that will be attending as well.

    Community Garden Planning Meeting
    Thursday, April 16th, 6:30PM
    With spring (hopefully) right around the corner, we want to start planning for a Community Garden for Spinney residents.  If you would like to participate please attend this planning meeting for more information.

    Pizza/Movie Night

    Saturday, April 18th, 6PM
    Cost for pizza.  Sign-up for slices.
    View a popular movie in the Welcome Center!  The movie will be announced the week prior to the showing.  Visit the Welcome Center for more information and to sign up for the fun.

    Curtain Call Theatre: “Dinner With Friends”
    Sunday, April 19th, 3PM
    Cost: $24
    This Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around two couples, life-long friends who find their relationships forever altered as one couple announces their divorce. Wryly funny and richly layered, Dinner With Friends is about the path you choose, the ones you don’t and the detours that make it worth the ride. Sign up in the Welcome Center for tickets.

    Resident Garage Sale
    Saturday, April 25th, 9AM – 3PM
    Have belongings you would like to sell?  Love finding a good deal?  Join the Garage Sale, which will be taking place in the front parking lot of the Commercial Office Building at 2500 Pond View as either a buyer or a seller!  More information available in the Welcome Center.

    March/April Birthday Celebration
    Monday, April 27th, 6PM
    Everybody is welcome to join us! Refreshments and cake provided! Sign up in the Welcome Center to join in on the fun!

    Group Workout Sessions
    EVERY Thursday, 9:30AM
    If you would like to participate in a workout group with other Spinney residents in the Welcome Center, contact Chris Chartrand at (518) 732-2940 or cjchartree@gmail.com.

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