As we celebrate national volunteer week, I want to thank every one of our volunteers and encourage anyone touched by cancer to consider becoming a volunteer.Volunteer drivers are especially needed.The driving schedule is flexible, with drivers choosing the number of rides they want to provide.To learn more, visit cancer.org/volunteer or call 1-800-227-2345.FJ Colacino, Jr.SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? As board president of the Capital Region Board of Advisors for the American Cancer Society, I can find no words that can possibly express the board’s gratitude for all our volunteers do.They selflessly give their time and talents to make sure we are leading the fight for a world without cancer.From leading Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer teams, assisting with everyday office needs, advocating for healthier communities and driving cancer patients to and from treatment, volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Cancer Society. Our volunteer drivers are literally giving someone the ride of their life, helping patients in need overcome what is often their biggest obstacle — getting to treatment. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Hendersons first home, 41 Arthur St.MERMAID Beach’s real estate heavy weights, the Hendersons have sold their childhood property. The Professionals Mermaid Beach bosses Luke and brother Andrew Henderson sold 1/41 Arthur St, for $1.088 million. The property from their childhood has been developed into stylish villas. Hendersons first home, 41 Arthur St.The real estate and horse racing identities who once called the property home said a lot has changed in Mermaid Beach since they lived at the beachside block. “The villa sits on the site where our bedrooms used to be,’’ Andrew Henderson said. “We were very young when we lived there but I clearly remember it being an older style, two storey home.“The difference between the home that we grew up in and these villas is just enormous.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoHendersons first home, 41 Arthur St.Luke Henderson said his father originally sold their childhood home in the late 70s for a bigger block at 19 Seagull Ave.“I was probably a year old at the time but dad needed more space to raise three boys, so we moved a street over.”The brothers said they spent their weekends at Nobby Beach competing in the surf lifesaving carnivals or riding their bicycles around the suburb while their father John Henderson conducted open houses in the area.“A lot has changed in the area since then with a lot of the older homes being replaced bynewer homes over the past 10 years,” Andrew Henderson said.“There are not too many of the original buildings left because people have realised the value of the area and the opportunity to renovate existing dwellings.“The amount of building activity we have seen in the suburb over the past three years hasbeen incredible and we haven’t seen anything like this since before the Global FinancialCrisis.“The level of confidence in the market is fantastic and it is terrific to see the suburb beingtransformed.”Meanwhile, their brother David Henderson is trying to find a buyer for his mega-mansion at 187-191 Hedges Ave listed for $17.250 million through Kollosche Prestige agents and Luke Henderson from the Professionals.