Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy celebrates 5,000 acres and 25 years

— Photo by Blake Sullivan

The Thacher Park Visitor Center is the site of the silver anniversary celebration for the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

On Sept. 14, residents from across the Capital Region are invited to gather at the Thacher State Park Visitor Center for the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s fall fundraiser — 25 Years of Conservation: A Celebration.

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., including dinner catered by Garden Bistro 24, beverages by Capital Wine and Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery, live classical guitar music from William David Simcoe, and views of some of the land the conservancy has helped preserve.

Founding members will be recognized for their shared vision: a Capital Region with open, green spaces preserved for all residents and visitors to enjoy; 5,000 acres have been conserved. This ceremony will feature a reflection from David Shern, founding board member, now living in Florida.

Matthew Bender IV will be recognized for his support.

The conservancy is selling 100 tickets for 10 raffle baskets, which winners need not be present to receive. More information available on prizes and ticket prices/availability at

To reserve a spot or to buy raffle tickets, visit or call (518) 436-6346. All proceeds will support the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

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  • Online registration is now available for special Capitol suffrage tours celebrating the centennial of women winning the right to vote in New York State and for the annual Capitol Hauntings tours of the New York State Capitol.

  • NEW SCOTLAND — The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville invites all to a free lunch on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

    Meals are served from noon to 1 p.m., for eating in only. The church is located at 68 Maple Ave. in the village.