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Contents

Volume No. 4

INSIDE: Best of Arts & Culture..........11 Best of Community...............10 Best of Food & Drink.............9 Best of Nightlife....................10 Best of Services.....................12 Best of Shopping.....................9

101 Categories ON THE COVER: Photo Credit: Dan Region The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is located at 1 N. Front Street in historic Hudson, NY. Just a short distance from the train station, the Chamber proudly sets the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, and business growth in Columbia County. Find them online by visiting www.columbiachamber-ny.com

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Columbia Greene Media is proud to highlight the best Columbia County has to offer. We know we have some of the best food, best views, best, well, everything! Now is the time to recognize the people and the places who help make Columbia County the best place to live, play and work. There are six categories: Community, Shopping, Food and Drink, Night Life, Arts & Culture and Services. Within these categories are winners for the best bartender, place to dine with kids, farmers’ market and so much more. We hope that you will discover a new “best” something in Columbia County chosen by you, our readers and neighbors.

Hard to believe time has passed so quickly and we are now celebrating our fourth annual “Best of Columbia County” awards. Like the county, itself, our awards program is evolving and improving in so many ways. This year, we introduced a finalist round of competition after initial voting narrowed the field to three finalists in each category and spirited competition ensued. We had record numbers of votes cast this year—just under 4,000 ballots were submitted, with more than 68,000 votes cast across the categories. That’s an over 300 percent increase in voting versus previous years.

INSIDE: Best of Arts & Culture......11 Best of Community............10 Best of Food & Drink..........9

Best of Nightlife.................10 Best of Services..................12 Best of Shopping..................9

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ON THE COVER:

Photo Credit: Dan Region The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is located at 1 N. Front Street in historic Hudson, NY. Just a short distance from the train station, the Chamber proudly sets the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, and business growth in Columbia County. Find them online by visiting www.columbiachamber-ny.com

Publisher, General Manager Mark Vinciguerra Business Manager Tammi Ullrich Advertising Sales Manager and Brand Strategist Angela McFarland

Advertising Representatives Marlene McTigue Paige McCarthy Jamie Dorr Ad Design/Composition Erica Izer Steve LaRowe Jackie Reese Distribution/ Circulation Manager Peter Dedrick

And the presentation of the awards has changed greatly—moving to a red carpet, Oscar-worthy ceremony — complete with celebrity presenters, held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. In an area that rightly prides itself on history, natural beauty and inclusiveness, these awards honor both generations-old businesses and newcomers just starting out. Best Of winners range from all areas of the county, to various age and demographic groups and include public officials, private citizens and natural beauty in the way of parks and historical sites. I’m proud to lead the largest media entity in Columbia County and grateful to work with so many talented people on our staff at C-GM, as well as collaborating with the friendly, professional staff at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. This event wouldn’t be possible without all of their efforts. Whenever there is an award/competitive situation, there is a tendency to think in terms of winners and losers, but in this case, nothing could be further from the truth. All nominees have already proven their value by being considered for these awards. In the following pages, we celebrate all the best in this wonderful county. Please take the opportunity to experience them and see why this area and its people are so special.

Mark Vinciguerra Publisher/General Manager Columbia-Greene Media

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Nominees!

Best, according to the second edition of the Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary is defined as having good qualities in the highest degree, or as the most productive of good, most advantageous, serviceable, etc. With that in mind the Columbia County Chamber and its media partner, Columbia-Greene Media has for the last four years honored the favorite businesses, places, services, organizations, shopping opportunities, food, beverages and people with the annual Best of celebration. How lucky are we to have the opportunity every year to celebrate all that we do and all that we are? Each year we take time to nominate, vote for and honor the greatness in Columbia County. This year, like most, voting has been very competitive, and we set a new record during the first round of voting. Also, this year we added a second round of voting and a few other changes that we believe enhanced the experience of all who were involved. In our hearts and minds, all that participated, that were nominated, and were finalists can proudly say that they are part of the best Columbia County has to offer. When viewed from that prism or lens, we are all winners and we all have given our best. Please take note of the advertisers and those profiled in this book because they helped make this publication possible. Lastly, it is with a distinct honor and pleasure on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, that we thank all that attended this year’s Best of Event and for all that participated in any way in the process of honoring those who have been nominated and those who this year carry the distinction as the Best of Columbia County.

Jeffrey C. Hunt, CCE, President and CEO, Columbia County a of Commerce

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Best Florist

Best Lodging

Best Cup of Coffee

Chatham Flowers & Gifts

The Inn at Silver Maple Farm

Tierra Farm

2117 NY-203 – Chatham chathamflowersandgifts.com

Best Fuel Oil/ Propane Provider First Fuel & Propane

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1840 NY-9H – Hudson firstfuelandpropane.com

Best Gift Shop Cross Eyed Gift Shop 3143 US 9 – Valatie crosseyedowl.com

Best Antique Dealer Hudson Antique Dealers Association 522 Warren Street – Hudson hudsonantiques.net

Best Building Supply Store Herrington’s

312 White Hill Lane – Hillsdale 1 Graham Avenue – Hudson 6 Depot Square – Chatham 11 Dutchess Avenue – Millerton 11 Farnam Road - Lakeville, CT 21 Berkshire School Road Sheffield, MA herringtons.com

Best Clothing, Shoes and/or Accessories Brown’s Emporium

37 Main Street – Chatham brownsonmainstreet.com

Best Consignment/ Vintage

Best Grocery Store Chain Hannaford

32 NY-82 - Hudson hannaford.com

Best Home Furnishing/ Decorating

1871 NY-295 – Chatham silvermaplefarm.com

Best Specialty Food Store Hudson Polish Delicatessen

2424 State Route 203 – Valatie tierrafarm.com

Best Dessert Bartlett House

2258 NY-66 – Ghent bartletthouse.com

303 Fairview Avenue - Hudson

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Best Baked Goods Our Daily Bread

Best Place to Dine with Kids Baba Louie’s

517 Warren Street – Hudson babalouiespizza.com

Best Distilled Spirits Harvest Spirits

3074 U.S. 9 – Valatie harvestspirits.com

116 Hudson Avenue - Chatham

Best Breakfast Spot Bagel Tyme

Best Farm Market Golden Harvest

389 Fairview Avenue – Hudson

3074 U.S. 9 – Valatie goldenharvestfarms.com

Best Burger

Best Farm Stand

Grazin’ Farm to Table-Direct

The Chatham Berry Farm

Best Caterer

Best Fine Dining

The Cascades

Mea Ristorante

Best Chef

Best Food Market

Josephine Proul Local 111

The Chatham Berry Farm

Furniture Plus

329 Fairview Avenue – Hudson furnitureplushudson.com

Best Jewelry Store

717 Warren Street – Hudson grazinburger.com

2309 NY-203 – Chatham thechathamberryfarm.com

RH Van Alstyne

42 Main Street – Chatham vanalstynejewelry.com

Best Local Book Store Chatham Bookstore

27 Main Street – Chatham chathambookstore.com

The Second Show

519 Warren Street – Hudson thesecondshow.com

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407 Warren Street – Hudson thecascadeshudson.com

111 Main Street – Philmont local111.com

333 Warren St – Hudson camearestaurant.com

2309 NY-203 – Chatham thechathamberryfarm.com

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Best Healthy Snack Tierra Farm

2424 State Route 203 – Valatie tierrafarm.com

Best Liquor Store Chatham Liquor

53 Main Street – Chatham chathamwineandliquor.com

Best Local Beer Chatham Brewing

59 Main Street – Chatham chathambrewing.com

Nightlife Best Bar Wunderbar Bistro

Golden Harvest

3074 U.S. 9 – Valatie goldenharvest.com

Best Local Wine Hudson-Chatham Winery 1900 NY-66 – Ghent hudsonchathamwinery.com

The Cascades

407 Warren Street – Hudson thecascadeshudson.com

Best Place to Network & Relax East Chatham Food Company

1267 NY-295 - East Chatham eastchathamfoodcompany.com

Best Pizza Baba Louie’s Sourdough

Best Community Event Summer

Best Bartender

Best Community Event Fall

Jessica Cropper

columbiafair.com

Chatham Octoberfest visitchathamny.com

Sideshow Willie Chatham

Best Community Event Winter

Best Happy Hour Spot

Winterwalk in Hudson hudsonoperahouse.org

Chatham Brewing

59 Main Street – Chatham chathambrewing.com

Best Campground Copake KOA

2236 Co Rd 7 – Copake copakekoa.com

Helsinki

405 Columbia Street – Hudson helsinkihudson.com

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Community Best Block in the County to Shop Chatham Main Street visitchathamny.com

517 Warren Street – Hudson babalouiespizza.com

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Best Music Venue Best Lunch Spot

Sean’s Run 5k

744 Warren Street - Hudson wunderbarbistro.com

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Best Community Service Project Habitat for Humanity

829 NY-66 – Hudson columbiacountyhabitat.org

Best Educator Patrice Tomaso

Art Teacher - Chatham High School chathamcentralschools.com

Best Elected Official Tom Curran

Mayor, Police Commissioner – Village of Chatham villageofchatham.com

Best Golf Course Winding Brook Country Club

2839 NY-203, Valatie windingbrookcountryclub.com

Best Exercise Studio/Gym Planet Fitness

160 Fairview Ave – Hudson Planetfitness.com

Best Hiking/ Biking Trail Bash Bish Falls

Route 344 – Copake Falls hikethehudsonvalley.com/ bash-bish-falls

Best Place for First Date Olana

5720 NY-9G – Hudson olana.org

Best Place for Kids Birthday Parties ClubLife Sports Zone 3143 U.S. 9 – Valatie clublifesports.com

Best Local Volunteer David Shea

Best Managed Town Chatham

Best Non-Profit/ Community Habitat for Humanity

829 NY-66 – Hudson columbiacountyhabitat.org

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Best Nursery/ Lawncare & Garden Center Pondside Nursery

5918 NY-9G – Hudson pondsidenursery.com

Best Outdoor Recreation (Spring/Summer)

Best Place to Propose Olana at Sunset

5720 NY-9G – Hudson olana.org

Best Riverboat Hudson Cruises

Ferry & Broad Street - Hudson hudsoncruises.com

Bash Bish Falls

Route 344 – Copake Falls hikethehudsonvalley.com/ bash-bish-falls

Best Indoor/ Outdoor Activities (Fall/Winter) Catamount

3200 State HWY 23 – Hillsdale catamounttrees.com

Best Scenic View

Best Art Gallery Carrie Haddad

622 Warren Street – Hudson carriehaddadgallery.com

Best Historic Site Olana

5720 NY-9G – Hudson olana.org

Best Library

Olana

Hudson Area Association Library

5720 NY-9G – Hudson olana.org

51 N 5th Street - Hudson hudsonarealibrary.org

Best Yoga/Pilates/ Zumba

Best Local Live Theater

Bodhi Holistic Spa, Yoga & Salon

543 Warren Street – Hudson bodhiholisticspa.com

Mac-Haydn Theater 1925 NY-203, Chatham machaydntheatre.org

Best Park/ Playground

Best Wedding Venue

Best Local Movie Theater

Lake Taghkanic

Basilica Hudson

Crandell Theater

1528 New York 82 - Ancram parks.ny.gov/parks/38/ hunting.aspx

110 S Front Street – Hudson basilicahudson.org

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Arts & Culture

Olana

5720 NY-9G – Hudson olana.org

Best Place to See a Celebrity Warren Street in Hudson

Best Artist Jessica Cropper

CropperAltCeramics jgcropperalt.wixsite.com/ cropperaltceramics

48 Main Street - Chatham crandelltheatre.org Services

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Best Accountant Susan G. Baer, CPA PC

60 Garage Place Road – Ghent northeastcpa.com

Best Alternative Energy Hudson Solar

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Best Alternative Medicine Practitioner Michael Shaffer

Best Architect Kate Johns, AIA

8 Park Row – Chatham katejohnsaia.com

Best Auto Service Kinderhook Toyota 1908 NY-9H – Hudson Kinderhooktoyota.com

Best Beauty/ Spa Services Bodhi Holistic Spa, Yoga & Salon

543 Warren Street – Hudson bodhiholisticspa.com

Best Builder/ Contractor Claverack Builders 41 Bender Blvd - Ghent claverackbuilders.com

Best Chiropractic Hudson Chiropractic

2 Sherman Potts Drive – Ghent hudsonchiropractic.com

Best Cleaning Services Wolfe’s Cleaning Services 20 Columbia Street – Hudson

Best Computer Service Jonathan’s Computer Store 315 Warren Street – Hudson jonathanscomputers.com

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Best Dentist Philmont Family Dentistry 1078 NY-217 – Philmont Philmontfamilydentistry.com

Best Electrician Ginocchio Electric 2380 NY-82 – Ancram ginocchioelectric.com

Pro Printers

59 Fairview Avenue – Hudson pro-printers.com

Best Healthcare Service Practitioner Michael Schaeffer Chatham Medical Building

Best Excavation Contractor McCagg Excavating 33 Bender Blvd – Ghent mccaggexcavating.us

Best Financial Advisor Dave O’Connor Edward Jones

Best Graphic Designer

Best Pet Services

Best Realtor

Happy Paws Pet Sitting

Beach & Bartolo

Best Photographer

Best Veterinarian

Photo Art by Ken Bovat

Copake Veterinary Clinic

Chatham happypawsny.com

76 Old Ln – Claverack bovat.com

29 Jones Avenue – Chatham columbiamemorialhealth.org/doctors/michael-schaeffer-m-d/

Best Physical Therapy

Best Optician/ Eye Doctor

23 Fish and Game Road – Hudson columbiamemorialhealth.org/ rehabilitation-services

Berkshire Eye Center Hannaford Plaza 2967 Route 9 – Valatie berkshireeye.com

15 Dardess Drive – Chatham www.edwardjones.com/daveoconnor

Columbia Memorial Health – Rehabilitation Services

34 Main Street – Chatham beachandbartolo.com

7915 NY-22 - Copake Falls copakeveterinaryhospital.vetstreet.com

Best Web Design Services Pro Printers

59 Fairview Avenue – Hudson pro-printers.com

Best Plumber Claverack Pump Service 772 NY-66 – Hudson claverackpumpservice.com

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One of the longest running, independently owned restaurants in Columbia County.

2666 Rt 23, Hillsdale, NY mirrormirrorclothingshop.com Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11-6 Sunday 12-5 & Holiday Mondays

Classic American favorites and multi-ethnic fare, freshly prepared. Come see why locals are regulars and visitors come from far and wide. 518-758-1669 www.carolinahouserestaurant.com est.1983

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Rustic Charm Let the historic 1884 Columbia County Fairhouse and its surroundings create the perfect backdrop for your unique country wedding. Accommodating up to 300 dinner guests, the Fairhouse features wooden floors, three-story loft ceiling, wrap-around porch and large glass windows. Decorate with lanterns or hay bales with wildflower bouquets to create the rustic charm and atmosphere you dream of for your special day. Take photos by the barns, pond and fountain while your guests enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on adjacent lawns and in the show ring among the whiskey barrels of summer flowers and shade trees. With a caterer’s prep area just across the way, the Fairhouse provides perfect function along with the perfect atmosphere for a simplistic, rustic special event. For more information and fees, a tour, or to book the facilities, call the Fair office at 518-392-2121.

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For 71 years, Williams Lumber has been meeting the needs of the community in the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions for lumber & building materials, hardware, paint, tools, windows & doors, kitchen & bath, lawn & garden, housewares & giftware, and more. The Williams family and staff are committed to providing unsurpassed excellence in service, quality & price, seven days a week, at their eight locations throughout the Hudson Valley.

Located in historic Valatie, NY, Bever Mill Antiques features fine antiques for the home, quality collectibles, and Estate jewelry. We have over 30 years of experience in the antique, decorative arts, and Estate jewelry fields. If you are looking for something special to add to your collection, contact us we may have it!

3679 Route 9 l Hudson 851-3641 l www.williamslumber.com

3045 Main Street l Valatie 331-5334 l www.beavermillantiques.com

For the last 7 years, the Cross Eyed Owl has been voted ‘Best Gift Shop in the Capital Region’. This is certainly the place to stop whether you’re looking for that perfect something for friends, family members, or even a special treat for yourself. The shop features a vast assortment of cards, gifts and home decor for all ages.

3143 US Highway 9, Suite 8 l Valatie 758-6755 l www.crosseyedowl.com

Browns has been a permanent fixture on Main Street for 97 years. With original décor and design remaining intact, the feel of days gone by welcomes you! One feels like they are stepping into a piece of history.The friendly sales staff provides you with full service, insuring proper size and fit. Browns is open seven days a week....

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Stepping into The Jeweler’s Roost is like a walk back in time, when Main Street businesses consisted of shops like the shoe store owned by a cobbler or the dress shop run by a seamstress. Owners Adam Fields and Keith Truax have created the kind of old-time encounter rarely found today, where customers have the opportunity to speak directly with the artists and see where all the work is done. Since opening the shop in 2015, they have offered personalized expert service in custom jewelry design and repair to the Chatham area and beyond. With almost sixty years of combined experience in crafting exclusive custom designed jewelry, Adam and Keith are inspired by using the best materials. Their display cases feature unique and original necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings made in gold, silver and platinum. They also specialize in a wide variety of exotic gemstones such as alexanderite and Imperial topaz that have been treasured over the years. All the jewelry in their store is made by the owners or other local artists. Adam and Keith are experts in the repair of all forms of jewelry and in the restoration of antiques, delicate pieces and other metal work. While embracing traditional artistry, they use current techniques and technology as well as an extraordinary level of craftsmanship and experience to bring damaged items back to life. These repairs are made on-site. Visit The Jeweler’s Roost to find beautiful ready-made jewelry or work with Adam and Keith to create a one-of-a-kind piece of your dreams. Items can be designed and created starting with your imagination alone. Or bring in old broken jewelry or single earrings and turn them into a brand-new heirloom. The Jeweler’s Roost is open from 10am-5pm Wednesday through Saturday. Call to check on additional hours before the holidays.

9 Hudson Avenue l Chatham 392-6675 l www.jewelersroost.com

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If you are a plant and flower lover, Chatham Flowers is for you! Family-owned and operated for more than 30 years in the Columbia County community, we pride ourselves on delivering superior quality arrangements with expert design in a wide variety of styles to make all of our customers’ visions come to life! Treat yourself and visit us today!

2117 State Route 203 l Chatham 392-6414 www.chathamflowersandgifts.com

Flowerkraut sources locally grown flowers from farms all over the Hudson Valley and Berkshires, creating non-traditional, naturalistic floral designs with the area’s seasonal bounty. Other items on offer include a wide selection of houseplants, handmade ceramics including planters and vases, greetings cards, textiles, candles, plant supplies and more. Not forgetting of course, Sauerkraut Seth’s lacto-fermented sauerkraut and kim chee!

Tradewinds is a not-for-profit socially conscious retail store offering fair trade items from local and global artisans, and items handcrafted by individuals experiencing disabilities. We are owned and operated by Coarc, the county’s Chapter of NYSARC, Inc. Tradewinds provides employment training, meaningful work and wages to people with disabilities. With a beautiful selection of goods, Tradewinds has something for everyone.

After 9 months of renovation, The Barlow opened in 2013 as Hudson’s only european style boutique hotel. Formerly a multi-purpose office building, The Barlow offers visitors to Hudson 16 Guest Rooms and Suites all with the modern amenities today’s traveler expects while still retaining the charm of the 1920’s architecture.

722 Warren Street l Hudson www.flowerkrauthudson.com

409 Warren Street l Hudson 697-5100 l www.hudsontradewinds.com

542 Warren Street l Hudson 828-2100 l www.thebarlowhotel.com

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Ca’Mea a well-established ServingRistorante authenticis northern italian fine dininginrestaurant forHudson authentic cuisine the heartknown of the Italian cuisine and consistent quality. Like Valley. Open for lunch and dinner Hudson itself, theterrace restaurant is always with a backyard open weather evolving and refining itself. Owner Roy permitting. Felcetto and his partner, Massimiliano “Max” Cenci, a well known restaurateur from Cortona, Italy, have brought together just the right balance of flavor and service that has made Ca’Mea a destination all its own. They invite you to enjoy the best Italian cuisine Columbia County has to offer.

333 Warren Street l Hudson 822-0005 l www.camearestaurant.com

Simons Catering is experienced with all types and sizes of events, including weddings, cocktail parties, barbecues, working breakfasts and lunches, drop off meals and special occasions of all kinds. Owner/Head Chef Mara and her skilled team of chefs consistently serve innovative, delicious, locally sourced dishes and personally tailor unique menus to the individual clients tastes

Dad’s Copake Diner is located in the hamlet of Copake, New York. Owned and operated by Karen and Don Edge, we are proud to be entering our 17th year of business. Dad’s is open 7 days a week offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dad’s is known for its family-friendly atmosphere. We offer outside dining and soft serve ice cream, seasonally.

Shana Lee Jewelry is the place to go for hand-forged precious metal jewelry. The pieces are simultaneously edgy, sophisticated, and designed for every-day wear. Every item is handmade by Shana Lee in our Hudson Valley Studio. Shana’s work has been featured in Vogue, People and Harper’s Bazaar, and worn by artists including; Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, and Joss Stone.

We are an independent bookstore established in 2003. We have over 2000 square feet of new and used books and over 500 magazine titles. We also carry Melissa & Doug toys and books of local interest. If we don’t have a book we can special order and usually get in a day. We also do out of print book searches.

FAIRVIEW BOOKS 178 County Rte 7A l Copake 329-3237 www.facebook.com/pages/ Dads-Copake-Diner/205661256131371

Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar offers a full line of teas by the glass, pot or ounce as well as coffee, espresso, smoothies, chocolate drinks hot and cold, cookies, cakes, baked goods and a huge selection of artisan local and regional bean to bar chocolates and truffles.

315 Warren Street l Hudson 828-8789 l www.shanalee.com

160 Fairview Ave, Ste 172 l Hudson 828-7714 www.facebook.com/ FAIRVIEW-BOOKS-305639922565/

East Chatham Food Company is a friendly, neighborhood place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We have a full bar, great cocktails, live music twice weekly, and trivia nights twice monthly. Our food is sourced locally and sustainably and there is something for everyone, including vegetarian and gluten-free items. Come check us out!

Harvest Spirits was founded in 2007 and located on an iconic Columbia County fixture: Golden Harvest Farms. Proud to claim New York State’s first farm distillery license, Harvest Spirits helped forge the way in the craft distilling industry along with only a handful of craft distilleries at the time. Today, Harvest Spirits has over ten hand-crafted spirits distilled.

1267 State Route 295 l East Chatham 392-5065 www.eastchathamfoodcompany.com

3074 Route 9 l Valatie 758-1776 l www.harvestspirits.com

135 Warren Street l Hudson 828-3139 l www.verdigristea.com 86 Broad Street l Kinderhook 392-3663 l www.simons-catering.com

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Established in 1958 and open every day, year round, Golden Harvest Farms is known for award winning apple cider donuts, pies and pastries, fresh apples and cider, peaches, honey, maple syrup, local produce and products. On weekends in the fall enjoy PickYourOwn with free tractor rides on 50 acres of rolling, scenic orchard. Farm distillery on premises.

3074 US Route 9 l Valatie 758-7683 l www.goldenharvestfarms.com

Fully insured Landscaping & Contracting company to make your dream estate come true. From basic lawn mowing to land clearing and excavation we have you covered. If it has to do with grass, trees rocks or dirt we are your number one source!

Our market features veggies, fruit, flowers; meat/poultry, charcuterie; cheeses, jam, jelly, honey, maple; baked goods and breads; prepared foods; pesto and pickles, body products; coffee, tea, fresh lemonade, wine and beer. Live music, kids’ activities, chef demos, community guests. Covered barn. 18 Artisans last Saturday of the month. We accept SNAP/EBT (food stamps). May 27-October 28.

9140 Route 22 l Hillsdale 610-1530 www.copakehillsdalefarmersmarket.com

Since 1946 Claverack Pump Service LLC has been providing home and business owners with Water Well Drilling, Water Filtration, Water Pumps, & Water Well Development, serving Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, & Berkshire Counties and Surrounding areas. We know how important safe, clean water is to your family and business so we offer a wide range of products to fit everyone’s need.

The best kept healthcare secret in Columbia County is chiropractic care with Dr. Karyn Dornemann. Chances are if you’ve had neck or back pain, an injury of any kind to your spine, a pulled muscle or a spasm, or problems with your shoulders, knees or hips one of your friends or neighbors has recommended Dr. Karyn Dornemann to you! Her caring hands, warm smile and expertise in drug-free chiropractic treatment based on modern evidence will help you get out of pain!

2 Sherman Potts Dr., Suite 203 l Ghent 2 Sherman Pottshudsonchiropractic.com Dr., Suite 203 l Ghent l 828-2133 www. 828-2133 l www. hudsonchiropractic.com

Columbia Golf & Country Club captures the beauty of Columbia County. Our diverse membership: locals, weekenders, young professionals and retirees enjoy the wonderful amenities CG&CC offers. It all starts with our golf course! This coupled with an enhanced tennis facility, a family friendly pool envirnoment, wonderful food from our restaurant and a festive social calendar makes for a wonderful experience.

1400 State Route 23 l Hillsdale 339-1354 https://m.facebook.com/ BrothersLandscapingandContracting/

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295 Route 217 l Claverack 851-9195 l www.columbiagolf.org

Dr. Beth Hendlin has been practicing for the last 28+ years, 3 years ago she purchased the former practice of Dr. Ken Boynton in Valatie. General dentistry is her forte offering a wide range of state of the art dental treatments, such as CEREC, a one visit crown process, as well as Laser treatments and cold sores.

1301 River St. Suite 203 l Valatie 758-9291 l www.bethhendlindds.com

President of Columbia Pathways To Recovery. Manage the Pathways To Recovery Helpline serving Columbia and Greene County . Community Angel with the Chatham Cares 4 U Program. Past President/Co-Founder of Our Community Cares. Past Treasurer and Board Trustee Austerlitz Historical Society. I enjoy carrying on our family tradition of helping others in need and serving our communities.

PO Box 486 l Ghent 966-2775 www.columbiapathwaystorecovery.org

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The Chatham Berry Farm The Best in Columbia County Columbia County’s EVERYDAY Farmers Market 8am - 6pm • Everyday Open Year Round

We have the Best Meat. We Grow the Best Greens, Berries and Summer Produce.

Savor the Taste Stop in and Savor the Taste of our gourmet Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegar's, Salts, Spices and more.

“Try Before You Buy” – Enjoy Free Sampling

We are Pesticide Free

(518) 392-4609

Route 203 between Chatham & Valatie www.thechathamberryfarm.com Check us out on Facebook and !

We’re more than just berries

“Melgarejo” Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fennel Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil

Open 6 Days/Week Some Wednesdays

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HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

27 Main Street, Chatham

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 518.392.3005

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est.1943

3rd Generation Owned & Operated

646 Albany Turnpike, Old Chatham, NY

Open 7 Days A Week

(518) 794-7373

“...it is the whole package. We truly care about people and believe if you can take care of the people, they will take care of you.� Tell us, how did Jackson's Old Chatham House originate?

Do you have a favorite time of the year in Columbia County and why?

My grandparents started it back in 1945. It originally was just a five seat bar with a few tables in the building, next to the current restaurant. Our family owned a pub in Liverpool, England back in the 1800's and has been expanding ever since. I guess it is in our blood!

I definitely like the fall best, all the colors, it cools down. Working in the kitchen and there is just so much going on in the fall around here. Columbia County is so beautiful to just drive around the back roads and check out all the farms, animals and foliage. You can go hiking, kayaking then go get something to eat. Our family always looks forward to the blessing of the hounds in October with the Hunt Club. It is just a terrific time of year and our busiest.

What is the restaurant best known for? Food-wise: our Prime Rib and Burgers, but really, I think it is the way we try to make everybody feel welcome, like family. We have a warm, welcoming, rustic, country atmosphere.

Your place has real history in Columbia County. Is there a family secret you'd be willing to share? I don't know about a family secret, but we really just try to take care of everyone the best we can. It is not just the food, drink and service--it is the whole package. We truly care about people and believe if you take care of the people, they will take care of you.

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Who do you credit most for the restaurant's success? I give most of the credit to all the staff, without them none of this is possible. They do such a great job and we consider them an extension of our family. We have been blessed over the generations, not only with great works but great people to who we are thankful (you know who you are!).

For more info, including our menu and specials, please visit our website: www.jacksonsoldchathamhouse.com

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2017 Best of Columbia County Nominees and Honorable Mentions

We can take any vision or paper sketch and turn it into a clear and powerful visual presentation. We can work miracles with any type of products or signage, including all types or event and trade show visuals architectural, commercial and real estate signage. We been creating the best indoor and outdoor signage and marketing solutions for years.

434 Route 23B l Hudson 851-7446 l www.facebook.com/NextGenSigns/?ref=aymt_ homepage_panel

Thirty-nine years ago, we started growing vegetables and potatoes and now have a roadside stand located at the corner of Route 203 and Merwin Rd. We sell all our own farm fresh veggies along with plenty of local fruits. We are the largest potato grower in Columbia County. We are open June through October, seven days a week.

Largest Home-grown multi-sport community event in region designed to bring awareness to the problems of underage drinking, impaired driving and lax use of seatbelts by teenagers. Always the last weekend in April at Chatham High School. Includes a 5K, Meghan’s Mile youth race, Sean’s Ride, Zumbathon, Jaime’s Race for People with Special Needs, World Championship Battle of the Belts.

Now in its 177th year, a county fair that is enjoyable and affordable for families and individuals, celebrating our agricultural heritage and community pride. This year featuring country music legend Travis Tritt.

4 Merwin Rd, l Valatie 392-2920 l www.staronfarm.com

96 Metz Road l Ghent 392-5483 l www.seansrun.com

32 Church Street l Chatham 392-2121 l www.columbiafair.com

For more than 40 years McCagg Excavating, Inc. has provided both residential and commercial services which include excavation, land clearing/demolition, septic installation/maintenance, snow plowing/removal, and pond cleanups/ creations. Quality work and complete customer satisfaction are a hallmark of the business, according to company president Jamie McCagg. McCagg Excavating, Inc. offers top quality site development services to both residential and commercial clients. Over the four decades of being in business, they have established trusted relationships with clients and welcome new customers. The company began in the early 1970s under the ownership of Alfred McCagg, Jr., doing business as Alfred McCagg, Jr. Construction. He specialized in small excavation jobs and septic repair and installation. In January of 2000, Jamie joined his father in the business and renamed the business to McCagg Excavating, Inc. Along with a growing work team, they continued to provide quality work for those loyal customers and many new customers as well. Through their combined efforts, the business grew steadily and successfully. For the past 15 years, McCagg Excavating, Inc. has continued to serve the residents of Columbia County and beyond with the same dedication to providing top quality services and commitment. Today, McCagg Excavating, Inc. is proud to be one of the longest running and most trusted excavation businesses in the area.

33 Bender Boulevard Ghent 828-2388 www.mccaggexcavating.com l

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Coldwell Banker Advisor Realty is the respected leader in Hudson Valley real estate sales. No one has helped more people buy or sell real estate than the agents of Coldwell Banker. Our LOCALLY OWNED business is staffed by a team of friendly and expert Realtors® who genuinely care about our buyer’s and seller’s. We work to outdo your expectations.

With more than fifty-five years in business, Beach & Bartolo Realtors has earned an enviable reputation for honesty, professionalism, and fairness to all its many customers and clients. Beach & Bartolo is one of the county’s largest agencies with twenty licensed agents and associate brokers. Centrally located, it allows the agency to service the entire region, including the Capital Region.

The Chatham Real Food Market is a community-owned outlet for local & organic grocery, produce & more with a mission to help to build a healthy, local economy and develop our food security in Columbia County. Offering healthy and organic prepared food in our cafe daily. We are open to everyone 7 days a week. See you at the Co-op!

The concept of Love Yourself First (LYF) develops creative and personalized ways for long-term goals that fit your life. Spin, TRX, and other classes are available as well as one on one specialized training to meet each individuals goals. Workouts combine strength, endurance, flexibility, plyometrics and injury prevention to assure a safe, healthy full body workout.

5 Fabiano Boulevard l Hudson 828-7111 l www.brealestate.com

34 Main Street l Chatham 392-2700 l www.beachandbartolo.com

15 Church Street l Chatham 392-3353 l www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net

209 Warren St. l Hudson 929-2303 l www.lyffit.com

The Second Show, a not-for-profit thrift shop benefiting Columbia Memorial Health, their Auxiliary, and Operation Unite, NY. is celebrating its 21st year this September. The shop has grown from its humble beginnings in the former concession area of the Community Theatre/Community Tennis building on Columbia Street to its present location in the heart of Warren Street.

Fine Home Furnishings and Interior Design Studio. Specializing in Hand-Crafted Upholstered Furniture, Custom Casegoods, Lighting, Rugs, Accessories, Gifts and Unique Vintage Finds.

All items in the shop are donated. Unlike most other retail operations, there is no inventory control. The Second Show relies on “the kindness of strangers” to provide the shop with wonderful things in excellent condition – or at least very good, clean condition! Donations of clothing, housewares, small appliances, furniture, books, and more comes from our county and beyond. The shop is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 until 5.

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366 Warren Street l Hudson 822-8120 l www.hudsonhome.com

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Wood Flooring Installation Sanding & Refinishing Residential Commercial • Athletic cavalierflooring@gmail.com • A/C maintainence and repair • Installation of Central Air and Mini-Split Systems

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Exciting professional musical theatre! 1925 route 203, chatham, ny

June 22–July 2 mAy 25 – June 4

On & off-site CATERING available

June 8–18

July 27–August 6

July 6–23

August 24–september 3

Come On, Get

August 10–20

Happy!

(518) 392-9292 machaydntheatre.org

children’s theatre Exciting musicals for children of all ages. Introduce your youngster to the magic of live theatre! August 4–5, 11–12 & 18–19

June 30–July 1, 7–8 & 14–15

Full bar with a selection of local craft beer and spirits

July 21–22 & July 28–29

mac-haydn mondays Special performances with songs, laughter and fun in shows you won’t see anywhere else!

July 17, 7:30 pm

Joe Adee Band

A family-friendly restaurant featuring American fare and Mexican specialities

August 14, 7:30 pm

Steve Hassmer: A Journey to Grateful

518-392-1471

34 Hudson Avenue, Chatham, New York

Mon–Thurs 11AM-9:30PM · Fri–Sat 11AM-10PM · Sun 11AM-9PM

William J. Better, Esq. Attorney

518-758-1511 Fax 518-758-1227

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Suzanne was born and raised in Columbia County and works at Beach & Bartolo Realtors. She has taken on many volunteer roles over the years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She wouldn’t be able to do any of it without the support of her husband, daughter, family and colleagues.

Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Installation and Servicing in Residential and Commercial properties.

Columbia Street Dental Group is a multi-discipline, multi-doctor, stateof-the-art dental group, which caters to children and seniors alike. Our dental providers continually stay abreast of new treatment modalities and technology. This cutting edge approach makes our office the most technologically advanced in Hudson. The entire team is dedicated to serving the Columbia County community with the highest quality dental care.

Cropper-Alt Ceramics is a Columbia county based studio making functional pottery. I have a passion for clay and local sustainability. I was also nominated for best bartender, and have worked at many great bars such as the Halfmoon, Jason’s upstairs, Local 111 and the Red Dot.

Cropper-Alt CERAMICS

Chatham, NY

The Won Dharma Center is an Open Circle of teachers and students, neighbors and visitors, young and old, from any faith to no faith. We gather to make our commitment to reduce and eliminate suffering in the world and to provide a safe and eco-friendly space for nurturing holistic well-being and spiritual growth.

361 Route 23 l Claverack 828-2581 l www.wondharmacenter.org

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1317 Route 217 l Ghent 672-7068 l www.dellsplumbing.com

The Thompson Giroux Gallery is located on Main Street in beautiful Chatham, NY. The gallery showcases talented artists working in a wide range of style and media. We support artists who make compelling and inspiring art.

57 Main Street 392-3336

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876 Columbia Street l Hudson 671-6002 www.columbiastreetdentalgroup.com

305 Miller Road l Hudson www.facebook.com/cropperaltceramics

Susan G Baer is a Certified Public Accountant and president of Susan G Baer, CPA, P.C.. She has been assisting individuals, business and not for profit organizations in the areas of tax and accounting since 1991. Services range from electronically filed CPA prepared tax returns, business planning and public speaking on tax issues.

Electrical Contractor for residential and commercial needs. New construction, remodel, around the clock emergency service calls, generators repair and installation, service task orders, estimates, new service, and much more.

60 Garage Place Road l Ghent 822-1673 l www.northeastcpa.com

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Hudson Solar is your local expert, dedicated to bringing solar energy to where we all live. Our goal is to help better our corner of the world by switching homes, farms, and businesses to clean energy. Hudson Solar has the experience and expertise to design the perfect, custom solar system to fit your needs.

For 24 years, The Cascades has been proud to serve top-quality sandwiches, soups and salads to locals and visitors alike. We cater events, we deliver, and we serve wine and craft beers. Eat-in or take-out, our friendly staff looks forward to serving you.

Hudson Solar is delighted to bring solar to everyone: Now offering traditional onsite solar AND off-site community solar options! Quality products. Innovative solutions. Custom designs.

13 Hook Road l Rhinebeck 866-452-7652 l www.HudsonSolar.com

R. H. Van Alstyne Inc. is a traditional Main Street jewelry store, something you would expect to find in a bygone era. Providing all the basics — diamond engagement rings to sterling baby cups, watch and jewelry repair, hand engraving and appraisals — Van Alstyne’s is also a store that is overflowing with jewelry and gifts that are startlingly diverse, up-todate, and always high quality, a perfect blend of the old and the new. In business for 27 years, a solid reputation for customer service and integrity is why generations of locals and weekenders alike make R. H. Van Alstyne “their” jeweler. Born and raised in Columbia County, owner RitaVan Alstyne is the mother of three, grandmother of three, a Graduate Gemologist, and one of the lucky ones who has managed to find a career dong something she loves. “Columbia County is like a slice of heaven, the perfect place to grow up, raise a family, open a business and make life long friends!” R.H. Van Alstyne, Inc. is open Monday, Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 3pm (Closed Tuesday).

42 Main Street l Chatham 392-7718 l www.vanalstynejewelry.com 2017 Columbia-Greene Media

407 Warren Street l Hudson 822-9146 l www.thecascadeshudson.com

Undermountain Golf Course is nestled between the Taconic Range of the Berkshire Mountains to the east and the Catskill Mountains to the west. Undermountain is one of the best maintained golf courses in the Copake Roe Jan area, It is a nine-hole executive yardage course which offers alternate tees for a back nine. Undermountain is a family run organization. We pride ourselves in making you feel at home without breaking the bank. Our competitive rates offer both Senior and Junior discounts so check out our website for these and other seasonal specials. Call us today to learn more or to book your tee time.

274 Undermountain Rd l Copake 329-4444 l www.undermountaingolf.com

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PIONEER 1000 ®

Adventure Without Compromise.

MATT’S CYCLE CENTER Pioneer 1000 LE model shown

518-731-8118 · www.mattshonda.com 257 Mansion St. Coxsackie · Find us on Facebook!

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PIONEER 1000 IS ONLY FOR DRIVERS 16 YEARS AND OLDER. MULTI-PURPOSE UTILITY VEHICLES (SIDE-BY-SIDES) CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. FOR YOUR SAFETY, DRIVE RESPONSIBLY. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND APPROPRIATE CLOTHING. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT, AND KEEP THE SIDE NETS AND DOORS CLOSED. AVOID EXCESSIVE SPEEDS AND BE CAREFUL ON DIFFICULT TERRAIN. ALL MUV DRIVERS SHOULD WATCH THE SAFETY VIDEO “MULTIPURPOSE UTILITY VEHICLES: A GUIDE TO SAFE OPERATION” AND READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THE VEHICLE. NEVER DRIVE AFTER CONSUMING DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, OR ON PUBLIC ROADS. DRIVER AND PASSENGERS MUST BE TALL ENOUGH FOR SEAT BELT TO FIT PROPERLY AND TO BRACE THEMSELVES WITH BOTH FEET FIRMLY ON THE FLOOR. PASSENGER MUST BE ABLE TO GRASP THE HAND HOLD WITH THE SEAT BELT ON AND BOTH FEET ON THE FLOOR. RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT WHEN DRIVING. Pioneer® is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ©2017 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (1/17)

You Only Do Solar Once; Why Not Do It Right! Lotus Energy is the only SunPower® solar dealer actually located in Columbia County, right here in Hudson. As your trusted local solar dealer, we have been in business since 1993, focused on providing homes and businesses with the best quality in the world. We build solar roof, ground, and tracker poles, plus battery back-up and off-grid; LED lighting, too.

98 Green Street l Hudson 828-3105 l www.LotusSolar.com Proud supporter of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society.

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T he Reinard Family Invites You

to Enjoy a Camping Retreat Where T hree States Meet!

Nearby Bash Bish Falls

Our Amenities and Facilities • Overnight Camping • Cabins & Lodges • Pull-thru Sites • Deluxe Tent Sites • • Deluxe Patio Site Pull-Thrus • 30/50 Amp Full-Hookups • Seasonal Sites • Wi-Fi & Cable TV • • Country Store • Game Room • Craft Room • Recreation Hall • Laundry • Pavilion • • Heated Pool & Kiddie Pool • Miniature Golf • Playgrounds • Fun Cycle Rentals • Sports Field • • Kamp K-9 Pet Area • Pet-Friendly Cabin Rentals • Activities & Themed Weekends • • Shuffleboard Courts • Tennis Court • Basketball Court • Gaga Ball • Horseshoes • Copake KOA is rated in the top 10% of all campgrounds in the United States, having received the Founder’s Award from KOA for multiple years! Our campground provides fun for the whole family - pets included! The campground has updated electric (20/30/50 amp), brand new Wi-Fi, and Cable TV. We can accommodate any type of camper from FHU sites that can fit even the biggest of rigs to tenting on our Deluxe Tent Sites!

New to camping? Rent a Deluxe Cabin (bathroom inside) or one of our one room camping cabins that are located near our squeaky clean bathhouse. We work hard to make sure you have a great time! Whether you want to unwind in the summer sun or keep busy the whole day with all our fun, we know you’ll long for just one more day when you pick us for your stay. We can’t wait to have you as part of our camping family this season!

Bring Your Family and Become Part of Ours! Copake KOA

2236 County Route 7, Copake, NY 12516

(518) 329-2811

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87 Years and Four Generations of Superior Service

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Celebrating 100 Years

The Most State of the Art Homelike Adult Day Care in the Capital Region

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Vacation Suites with “Stay & Play” Options

Full Service Kitchen & Bar Driving Range Large Outdoor Dining Deck Public Use Airport

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Congratulations

Nominees! Kurt Froehlich, DDS Coxsackie Dental Arts 12077 State Rt. 9W West Coxsackie, NY WHEN DID YOU START YOUR BUSINESS AND WHY DENTISTRY? I have been a practicing Dentist in Greene County

since 1990 after graduating from the NYU College of Dentistry in 1988. I worked for two years in a busy Manhattan practice when my wife Vicky and I decided to move upstate to pursue a better, less hectic quality of life. In 2002, we purchased the parcel on route 9W and built the beautiful state of the art Dental Practice, Coxsackie Dental Arts. Through the years I have honed my skills as a top rated Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist. I've traveled all over the country to learn from the very best dentists in the field and have built a practice that addresses the patients holistically while offering our patients complete dental solutions.

WHAT IS REALLY UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?

What makes us different is the quality of our dental team. Everyone is completely committed to making our patients feel comfortable and supported in our office. Patients coming to see us for the first time will see that we are a safe environment and as a result we are very successful in encouraging our patients back into regular dental care. Last year we were proud to announce the addition of Dr. Bruce Trott, a Board Certified Orthodontist to our practice. He sees both children and adults weekly and provides a full spectrum of care from "Invisalign" to more conventional orthodontic care.

TELL ME, WHAT KEEPS YOU ON YOUR TOES IN YOUR BUSINESS? Helping our patients understand the serious nature of

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dental disease. Broken and missing teeth, gum disease, crooked teeth and cavities are all signs and symptoms of a more severe health condition. Even today many people still do not realize how poor dental health can affect their overall health. At Coxsackie Dental Arts we are committed to explaining this linkage and helping our patients avoid pain and suffering often caused by severe neglect. The best way to avoid a crisis is a proactive plan involving regular dental visits and check ups. A new patient to our practice will notice the level of personal attention and care they receive. Our process is to listen carefully to their concerns and expectations, then perform a thorough and complete examination. We discuss the very best treatment options for the patient's health, accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial arrangements for any out of pocket costs.

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