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March - On the Hill

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March - On the Hill ...

    ALPLAUS, NEW YORK 12008

    March 2010 Vol. 134 No. 3

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     by Cliff Hayes

    Pollard Excavating setting the manhole on February 8,

    2010 at Cliff Hayes' property for a flow meter to

    measure sewage flow from the Town of Clifton Park.

    (It's only three weeks away)

    What's inside Alplaus web address: http://www.alplaus.org On the Hill……..………….…………….….....2 Web input address: Alplaus12008@yahoo.com Don Diel…………………………………….…...2 AFD News….……………………….………......3 HTN Editor/Publisher: Art Harris Alplaus Ladies Auxiliary……….....……………4 PO Box 57 Alplaus Bird Line………………………………..4 Alplaus, NY 12008 Alplaus Residents Association News……...5

    Notes from the Alplaus Church……….……....6 E-mail address: arthur.harris@earthlink.net Just for Fun.....................................................7

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The Alplaus community lost a 65 year resident this past month as Don Diel passed away on February 11th. He

    was an active village volunteer. Making, with his wife Lualene, a large contribution to the friendly

    atomosphere we treasure about our neighborhood.

     Winter has returned with miserable rains and wet snow. Thankfully the weather patterns have spared us the

    heavy snows that dropped elsewhere in the northeast. Hunter Mountain Ski center in the Catskills reported 84

    inches of snow cover the other day. Thank Goodness for small favors; that snow fell on those who wanted it.

     Please note on your calendars Thursday, March 18th - the date of the annual meeting of the Alplaus

    Residents Association. This is close to a classic New England town meeting. Town council men and officials

    will be there to report on town business and answer questions you may have. See page 5 for more details.

     Stay warm and read those seed catalogs; they'll make you think of warmer Spring and Summer days

    ahead.…..AWH

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    representing their community on two

    separate occasions as Grand Marshals of the

    annual Alplaus Fourth of July Parade. Donald Kenneth Diel,

     Most of Don’s career was spent in various 92, died Thursday

    supervisory positions for the American February 11th, 2010 at

    Locomotive Co. (ALCO) and Schenectady Ellis Hospital after a

    International. Don retired from Schenectady short illness.

    International in 1974. The son of the late

    William and Mary Don is survived by his wife Lualene, his

    Diel, Donald was born sons Bryon (Karen) of Gansevoort, NY, and

    in Wappinger Falls, Donald of Pittsburgh, PA; his grandchildren:

    NY. He married Kelly Wolford, Michelle Edwards, Laura Lualene Werner in 1942, and they have Jordan, Ken and Todd Diel, and Erin Auzi; resided in Alplaus, NY since 1945. Don his great-grandchildren: Christine, Thomas loved sports: he was an avid golfer and an and Shawn Wolford, Emma and Will enthusiastic fan of the NY Yankees, the Edwards, Finn Jordan, Kamryn, Karly and Syracuse Orangemen, and the NY Giants. Kyle Diel, Robert and Daniel Diel, and

    Abigail Diel. Don was a Life Member of the Alplaus

    Volunteer Fire Department and served on Memorial contributions in Don’s name the Fire District Board of may be made to: Commissioners. He was actively involved Alplaus United Methodist Church in the community as well as the Boy Scouts 3 Brookside Avenue and the Alplaus United Methodist Alplaus, NY 12008 Church. Don and Lualene had the honor of

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    Alplaus Fire Department News

     by Mike Sheppeck, AFD Historian

The Annual Installation and Awards Banquet was held at the Edison Club, a change from our

    traditional venue of the Woodlin Club, which was unavailable this year. The room was cozy but well

    appointed, and the fare more than adequate. Congratulations and a well deserved pat on the back to;

    Christopher Breslin, awarded Firematic Firefighter of the Year, and Kathleen Sheppeck, awarded

    Social Firefighter of the Year, as well as to all the lesser award winners. Plans are to return to the

    Edison Club next year.