Our Village in the News

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project?

Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. But kids with food allergies are often left out of the fun, since most candy is off limits. Food Allergy Research & Education’s Teal Pumpkin Project helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night or from Halloween events with something they can enjoy. It just takes one simple act: offering non-food treats, such as glow sticks or small toys, as an alternative to candy. To participate, place a teal pumpkin or sign in front of your home for trick-or-treaters to see. You can paint your own teal pumpkin or pick one up at local retailers such as Target. Stock up on small non-food treats, such as glow sticks or bubbles, and watch the magic happen as children who normally wouldn’t be able to participate get to experience the fun of Halloween! Please visit FARE’s website for more information and for printable information guides and yard signs.

 

https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project

 

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project?2018-10-17T12:58:18+00:00

The Boy Scouts helped this Colonie man with autism survive an Adirondack ordeal

Many of you know Brian Casey of the Village’s Family Recreation Center, he is a retired Colonie Police Officer and also worked as a resource office at the high school. But did you also know that he has been a Boy Scout leader for many years? It was the survival skills that Bruce learned in Brian Casey’s scout troop that helped him survive being lost this summer. We’re so happy to have you back safe and sound Bruce!

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/The-Boy-Scouts-helped-this-autistic-Colonie-man-13049898.php

The Boy Scouts helped this Colonie man with autism survive an Adirondack ordeal2018-10-17T10:46:12+00:00