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G oold Orchards Annual Apple Festival & Craft Show October 9 & 10 Community Events Local Articles Pet Pages Coupons and Specials OCTOBER Complimentary


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News from Shampoodle

Clifton Park - Plaza 8 1536 Crescent Rd. (just off Exit 8 of the Northway) 371-6600 Delmar - 266 Delaware Ave. 368-3260

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Big or small we love them all!

Convenient...Great location. Open Mon - Fri 7am-7 pm. Fill out our forms for admission. You can have your day camp pups washed or groomed before you pick them up at a reduced cost.

Puppy Play Group - Mondays & Thursdays

We supply everything... just bring in your dirty dog!

We- Do-It - We'll wash your pup and do nails in an hour or less (appts necc.we only do one at a time)

Grooming - for pups that need a trim or cut (appt. necc. we do 1 on 1 until done- no kennels, ready in less than 2 hours usually)

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A message from OUR TOWNE Dear Readers, We are in the most colorful season of the year, a favorite to many upstate New Yorkers. Time to get our and enjoy that fall has to offer especially all the events that Rensselaer County offers. There are a lot of them listed in our many to choose from. Thank you, our readers & advertisers, for sending us your input every month on how much you like reading Our Towne! We love the opportunity to keep putting out a good news publication each month and plan on continuing to do just that! Please remember to tell the local businesses that you saw their ad in Our Towne! Also remember to shop local to help our local businesses stay around! Have a wonderful October...we’ll be back in November with ideas for the holidays. Have a Safe & Happy Halloween! Publisher Ginny Siciliano 522-0575 or 439-1731

Ginny, Linda, Dolores, Betsy, Sandy & Dino

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October is... Anti-Boredom Month America’s Walk for Diabetes Month Animal Safety and Protection Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month Diversity Awareness Month Dog Service Month Dryer Vent Safety Month Family Health Month Go Nuts over Texas Peanuts Month Make a Will Month National AIDS Awareness Month National Apple Month National Car Care Month National Dental Hygiene Month National Literacy Month National Pasta Month National Popcorn Poppin’ Month National Roller Skating Month National Vegetarian Month Roller Skating Month Sarcastics Awareness Month Spina Bifida Awareness Month Stamp Collecting Month Toilet Tank Repair Month

n! e e w o l l a Happy H COVER STORY

Goold Orchards is celebrating their 22nd Annual Apple Festival & Craft Show on Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 9 & 10 from 9am - 5pm. Enjoy many activities and local Crafters. For more information visit & see the ad on page 22 & a history on page 43.


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We have the largest selection of Fresh & Frozen Seafood direct from Boston fishing docks for both retail & wholesale customers! • Scallops • Haddock • Clams • Shrimp • Tuna • Bluefish • Salmon • Sole • Halibut • Catfish • Swordfish

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TOWN HALL-CLERK’S OFFICE Brunswick..................................................279-3461 X103 East Greenbush ............................................... 477-7145 North Greenbush ............................................... 283-4306 Rensselaer ....................................................... 462-4266 Schodack .................................................. 477-7590 Troy ......................................................... 270-4541 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ............................... 274-7020 Gas Emergency .................................... 1-800-982-2345 FIRE EMERGENCY .....................................................911 In East Greenbush .................................... 479-1212 FIRE DEPARTMENTS-NON EMERGENCY Brunswick............................................................911 East Greenbush-main number .......................... 479-4168 DeFreestville .............................................. 286-3612 Wynantskill ............................................... 286-5506 Rensselaer .................................................. 463-2883 Schodack ................................................... 477-4215 Clinton Heights Fire Dept. ........................ 465-3990 Best Luther non-emergency ............................. 283-5641 Troy ................................................................ 270-4471 HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Brunswick..................................................279-3461 X117 East Greenbush ..............................................477-6103 North Greenbush .............................................283-3921 Rensselaer ................................................462-5515 Schodack ..................................................766-4000 Troy ......................................................... 270-4579 LIBRARY Brunswick...................................................279-4023 East Greenbush ............................................. 477-7476 North Greenbush .......................................... 283-0303 Rensselaer ................................................. 462-1193 Schodack .................................... 766-2715 (Nassau) Troy ................................. 235-5310/274-1822/274-7071 POISON CENTER ...................................1-800-336-6997 POST OFFICES Brunswick/Cropseyville...................................279-1220 East Greenbush .............................................477-5212 Wynantskill ..............................................283-5678 Rensselaer ................................................449-5012 Schodack ..................................................732-2017 Troy .........................................................272-7300 POLICE EMERGENCY ............. 911 IN EAST GREENBUSH ...................................... 479-1212 POLICE NON-EMERGENCY NYS Troopers at Brunswick............................ 279-4426 East Greenbush ............................................ 479-2525 North Greenbush- main number .................... 283-5323 Rensselaer ................................................. 462-7451 Schodack .................................................. 477-8077 Troy ......................................................... 270-4411 SCHOOL DISTRICTS Brittonkill School District....................................279-4600 East Greenbush ............................................. 477-2755 North Greenbush ............................................ 283-6748 Rensselaer .................................................. 465-6871 Schodack .................................................. 732-2124 Troy ......................................................... 271-5200


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WORDS TO THE WISE for OCTOBER By Shanon of Seraphim’s Keep

As we move in to October the message is “every thing in its place.” On a computer, in order to not lose documents you create folders, in your kitchen, so as to know what ingredients there are in the jars you might label them, and this October the message is saying it is time for you to give things a name and a place in your life. It would seem this is not only in reference things, but also to people in your life. It is time to stop working in the grey areas and be clear on what purpose and position people, careers, habits, hobbies and anything else you may give your precious time to. This month is about becoming aware there are things and people in your life that are taking up too much of your

time and energy without giving anything back. It is time to recognize them for what they are, and though it is not saying you should remove them from your life completely it is saying that you need to be more aware of the law of return: what you put in to something needs to be returned in some way. No more free rides on your energy coats tails because in October you are going to need all of your energy for yourself and for those things and people who truly move you forward. Have a great Month, Shanon 533-9827 Heaven - tree energy Earth – colorful coffee *paid advertising not necessarily the views of this publication

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Grafton State Park Events OCTOBER: 8-Fri, Star Watch at 7pm at Main Lot. Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky with Albany Area Astronomers Association. Last one until Spring! Rain date: Saturday, 10/9. 13– Wed, Trail Advisory Meeting at 6pm. Do you love hitting the trails and want to help out to improve the park’s 25 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails? Join the Trail Advisory Committee! Meets at Shaver Nature Center, 194 Shaver Pond Rd, Grafton, NY. 30– Saturday, Trick or Treat Nature Trail at Grafton Lakes State Park. Solve some mysteries, use your senses to discover some strange things in the forest, and if you’re lucky, find some treats! Time TBD so please call the park for more information closer to event at 279-1155.

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1st Annual

OUR TOWNE Bethlehem Turkey Trot



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Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

It’s for everybody! Our 5K Fun Run/Walk is designed to accommodate every person in your family, workplace and neighborhood. Gather all your family and friends and start Thanksgiving Day out right. Grandparents, toddlers, and those who want to create a little room for that Thanksgiving dinner are all welcome to be a part of this Run/Walk. The only “time” that matters is the good time that we want you to have at the TurkeyTrot.

Date/Time: Location: Course: Entry Fee: T-Shirts: Awards:

Thursday, November 25th 2010 ~ Run/Walk Start 9:00am (Packet Pickup Starts @7:30am) Bethlehem Town Hall 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar 5K through Bethlehem neighborhoods $15.00 if postmarked before 11/19/2010. $20.00 Day of Race (Registration Starts @7:30am) $10.00 For Students 19 and under Guaranteed to all applications postmarked by 11/19/2010. 1st Place Overall Male & Female 1st Place in Age Groups: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over


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A portion of net proceeds will benefit the Bethlehem

Food Pantry

, a Bethlehem Seniors Project. Please bring a canned food item the day of the race. Detach here ~ Submit one form for each entry

REGISTRATION FORM Mail in Deadline: November 19th, 2010 Mail form & non-refundable payment to: OUR TOWNE Bethlehem, 8 Clermont Street, Delmar, NY 12054 Please Print

Name:_____________________________________________________ Phone#________________ Address:__________________________________________________________________________ City:____________________________________ State:______________ Zip:__________________ Age:(on race day)________________ Male____ Female_____ Release: In consideration of the acceptance of my entry I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigners, hereby release myself and discharge: OUR TOWNE Bethlehem, Race with Us, the State of New York, Albany County, and the Town of Bethlehem, as well as all other sponsors or beneficiaries and their representatives, that I am physically fit and that my physical condition has been verified by a physician. I am aware that the medical support for this event will be volunteer medical personnel who will be prepared to administer first aid assistance only. I hereby grant permission to OUR TOWNE Bethlehem, and other sponsors of this event to use all information submitted in this application, and any record of this race containing my likeliness as well as race results including my name and competition time for any purposes whatsoever, including but not limited to pre-race and post-race publicity. I hereby certify that I have read all the terms and conditions of the release and intend to be legally bound thereby. I agree NOT to wear a headphone during this event.

Signature:________________________________________________ Date:___________________ Signature of Guardian if under 18 years

Please make checks payable to: Our Towne Bethlehem (Turkey Trot in Memo)


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Your Hometown Garden Center

Hay and Straw Cornstalks Pumpkins Indian Corn Black Oil Sun Flower Seed.

Open: Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat 8-5, Sun 8-4 420 Columbia Tpke. East Greenbush 477-4136 - Across from Columbia Plaza

Across the nation potters are joining together with their communities to organize Empty Bowl Projects. Potters in the area are busy hand throwing and hand building 1,800 bowls to donate to the Fifth Annual Empty Bowls at the Italian American Community Center, 1450 Fifth Avenue, Troy, NY. Restaurants in Troy are donating soups, stews, and chowders along with desserts and area orchards are donating drinks and bakeries are donating bread.


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STORE HOURS: Wed. - Fri. 10-6 ~ Saturday 10-4 ~ Sunday 11-3

Now that “Fall” has officially arrived we have been busy creating, decorating and displaying. The store is spectacular with the colors off Autumn both inside and out. Find your inspirationn when using what you already havee and accenting it with something new. It truly is a great time of the year to focus on our homes and decorate them m for wonderful months ahead... We now have a sign up list for our “Mantel Decorating Workshop” which will bee offered in October. (Stop by the store for details). Tote Bag Savings Day iss HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, October 7th...Many, Many exciting things are happening in the months ahead..HOLIDAY MEN’S SHOPPING NIGHT, Thursday December 16th...Just to name a few...I would love to December 3rd, 4th & 5th...MEN’ see you all of you real soon cause as you already know “it keeps getting better here every day”... ”HAPPY AUTUMN”

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Trader Ed's features NY Food Concepts at Lansingburgh prices.

Marinated slow roasted Prime Rib Friday & Saturday Ed’s Famous Island Hour with ALL YOU CAN EAT Peel-N-Eat Shrimp Signature Pasta Dishes

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YOUR PLACE FOR FALL DECORATING: Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, Gourds, Straw Bales, Hardy Mums, Fall Wreaths and Cemetary Memorial Pieces. Decorative Cabbage and Kale, Asters and Icicle Pansies.


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Great American Piano Sale Steinway, Mason & Hamlin Baldwin, Weber, Knabe, Chickering

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Dear Miss Siggy,

Miss Sigmund

My friend Kristen found a new friend, Nicole. Now it seems like no one wants to hang out with me. All my friend wants to do is hang out with her new friend. I don’t know what to do. I have tried to make them hang out with me. I have asked them. I got the school social worker to help us, too. That only helped for about a day. I even got mad at them, I ran away from them, and then I cried. Nicole and Kirsten still leave me out. I feel mad and sad and frustrated. Can you help me? From, Can you Make then Play with me Siggy

Dear Can I make them Play with You, I am sorry you are confused. I was sad when I read your letter. I want you to think like a dog. Dogs never force anyone to play with them. Dog wisdom says that friendships cannot be forced. Arguing, fighting, getting angry, turning your back on others, and pouting always leave you lonely sweetheart. Let me help you stop doing that right away. We dogs have a won-DOG-ful way of making many friends. We seem to like everyone. We are happy sitting with anyone in the pack. Here is how we do it. We say hello to everyone we meet. We smile and are happy to see everyone. We will sit and stay with any friend who invites us. Most importantly we wag our tail and walk away from anyone who does not really want us with them. My motto is “Wag your tail and walk away; go find someone else to play.” This motto is why humans love dogs. We have a great attitude about friendship. I think we have to help you change your attitude. When you are able to do this, friends will follow you just like they follow me. P.S. I love to follow you because you are dog gone ter-RUFF-ic. Love, Miss Siggy Miss Sigmund, Canine Good Citizen and Ph.D.

Halloween Safety Tips ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective or add reflective tape or striping to them. Consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives than masks. Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts. HOME SAFE HOME: To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations. Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burnedout bulbs. Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps. Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater. ON THE TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL: A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or Treaters: Carry a cell phone for quick communication. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. © 10/09 American Academy of Pediatrics

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Holmes and Watson


a Saloon and Eatery with good food

450 Broadway, Troy 518-273-8526 Mon - Sat, 11am - 11pm

Happy Hour


Mon-Fri 4 - 7 pm

Make A Difference Day in TROY NEIGHBORHOODS

Sat ., Oct , 23 marks the 20th anniversary of Make A Difference Day – the largest national day of community service. Troy’s South Central Neighborhood Associations encourage all residents to get out with their brooms, rakes, trimmers, and trash bags and clean up their blocks and allies on October 23rd.

48 Third Street - Troy, NY 12180


The neighborhood associations include Think First, Historic Sage, the Pottery District, Little Italy, Washington Park , Osgood, and the Burden Museum neighborhood. Every volunteer can make a difference on every block in Troy -- from Ferry Street to the Burden Museum and from the Hudson River to Prospect Park (Mt. Ida) ! Held annually the 4th Saturday of October, Make A Difference Day is sponsored by USA WEEKEND and the HandsOn Network. CITI® (Citibank) is a national sponsor, and Newmans Own® is a supporter. Contact: 18

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Troy Savings Bank

Music Hall Events Calendar JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys Wed, Oct 6, 8 PM Tickets: $35, $29

Safe, Fun, Affordable Experienced Qualified Staff

No Tokens or Hidden Costs Outside Food Welcome Mon-Fri - 9:30 AM - 6 PM *but we stay open until 8 if we have friends playing

Hour long Halloween parties on October 31. Cost is $10.00 per child, pre-paid reservations are required.

Canadian Brass Sun, Dec 12, 7 PM Tickets: $38, $31, student $25

FRIDAY EVENING DATE NIGHT - 6-10p Reservations required

Judy Collins Tues, Dec 21, 8 PM Tickets: $46, $41, $34, $29

Saturday & Sunday Really Fun Parties by Reservation

Music Of ABBA: Arrival From Sweden Fri, Jan 14, 8 PM Tickets: $35, $31, $25, $20, student $15

Family visit $5 per child for a 2 hour visit Short term Drop Off - $8 per hour per child

Tickets: (518) 273-0038 For venue info: Providing the original DALBEC Loudspeakers For Troy Music Hall Since 1998

MiMi’s Prices *Additional children in the same family are $2 off for either service

Birthday Parties: $6 per child on Weekdays $80 to $200 for a 2 hour facility rental on Weekends

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Dyken Pond Sunday Fall Foliage Hikes: Oct. 3, 10 and 17: Easy nature walks designed for all ages: children, parents, and grandparents that highlight the beautiful seasonal colors. 1 pm—3pm Junior Naturalist series is for students ages 2 to 10. Each program will run from 10 AM to Noon and includes age appropriate activities and a craft. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. $3 per child or $6 per family. Oct. 2: Nature Hikes, and Oct. 9: Bats October 10th: Capture the Flag. A stealth version of the popular game that is played in the forest using skills of camouflage and navigation from 10am-3:30pm. Open to all ages, but pre-Regis. required. $5 per player. October 30th: Map and Compass: The basics of reading topographical maps and using a compass to navigate your way off the trail. 10am-2pm. Pre-registration required. $10 and $8 for members. We are excited to continue to offer our 18th Annual Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser. Support the Center and your birds by purchasing a premium bag . Last Day to order is October 8th. The Pick-up day is October 16th from 9am-Noon. Please call the Center, or visit the for more information. Contact Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center at (518) 658-2055 or

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Nails v. vet Really? There’s nothing to say about nails. They grow. Slowly. Slower than paint drying. And yet weeks and months pass and we notice--my how they’ve grown! Fine, let’s just clip them. The party begins... Mom and daughter bring in Sadie, their wonderfully rambunctious/ precocious/bold 2 year old dog...this is the daughter’s first time accompanying her mom and she’s excited. “What’s the worst thing about being a veterinarian?” the little girl asks...odd first question...”When animals are really sick and don’t feel well--” I reply, “it breaks my heart not to be able to fix everything.” “Oh.” She says. I proceed to gently grasp Sadie’s paw in an effort to trim the razor sharp nails that have grown way too long. I trim the tip from one nail. Sadie doesn’t like this and takes back her paw. I pat her on the head, explain that she’s a good girl but needs to have her nails shortened a bit so she doesn’t scratch everyone when she paws and jumps on them. Sadie isn’t really interested in reason. We repeat the process of me grasping her foot, clipping one toenail, then her pulling away with increasing conviction and annoyance. Mom chimes in that she must have “had some serious trauma when she was a puppy.” She apologizes, then reiterates that Sadie needs them clipped. We discuss the need for mom to work on this at home with one or two nails per week so that I don’t have to be the bad guy--WE will do better if she at least “kind of” likes me. So I call in my technician. I hold Sadie’s 41#’s of squirming flesh while the tech trims 3 more nails. Only 13 to go! Only now she’s flashing her teeth and vocalizing (barking/ yelping) in the exam. Daughter is visibly uncomfortable. I say, “Would you mind if we take Sadie to the back since she’s upset and is upsetting your daughter?” “No thanks, I like to keep her in my sight--we’ll just tough it out” Sadie is growing rapidly more difficult to control. Call in second tech. Move slowly, soft tones. Sadie is sweet but now she’s really getting annoyed. Let’s try getting her onto the exam table--that didn’t go well. I’m in a full sweat and short black hair is sticking to my face and covers my clothing. Mom reinforces her desire to leave here with all of Sadie’s nails properly clipped. I say, “We’d all like that, I’m just not sure it’s worth it.” “Can you try again?” Ever the pleaser, I offer Sadie a tin of dog treats then gently pin her to my body, not really squeezing, but disallowing her to move very much. It’s a controlled and sustained effort. My technicians efficiently clip the tips of 8 more nails before they need to reposition. Quick break. More treats. Smear the sweat around my face. Spit out a few short black hairs. 5 nails to go. We regroup with the intent to reapply the gentle body pin but she pretty much knows this move by now and has backed herself into the corner. My, “come here sweetie” is met with frantic eyes and snapping jaws. Your daughter begins to cry. “I’m done.” I say. “Oh, please--could you just get that last paw?! We’re going to my mom’s house and she will just tear her up when she jumps!” “Sadie is very smart, we should teach her not to jump on your mom.” “I know. Can you please finish her feet?” And so, we do. In memorable fashion. I apologize to the your daughter for scaring her--she accepts when Sadie, tail wagging, licks my face. My sweaty, hairy, face. We do roughly 50 nail trims per day. Some are a breeze, some are only mildly difficult, and some are simply nightmarish. Try convincing an angry get the picture. We charge too much and not enough for this service. Clipping your pets nails is important from both a health/ hygiene and control perspective. One of my goals is to have you take care your pets nails (some dogs grind theirs down simply by walking on pavement/sidewalks) so that you never have to pay me and I never have to struggle. Helpful ideas...desensitize by occasionally inspecting puppy/ kitten feet. Clip 1 or two nails a week with the help of a friend and treats. Look around your pets whole body once a week--not just the nails. Lift the lips to see teeth, inspect the ears, feel the legs and body--then trim a nail. Make it less special and more a part of weekly service. It’s so easy for me to say these things. When your pet has been struggling for years with nail trims it’s almost impossible to turn the tide. Just do your best. If we can start with every owner on their new puppy/kitten, we can expect that one day all of our patients will enjoy the soothing foot massage and manicure... In the mean time, when you bring in your daughter with Sadie and she asks me what is the worst part of being a veterinarian, you


Odd notes: I once had a client ask me to de claw her dog. Don’t do that. I once had a client who’s dog didn’t have any toenails. Weird. I once heard about a vet who saw “complimentary” nail trims as a good will gesture and routinely handed them out. His standard charge was $10. Several years later he was audited. Nail trims are subject to sales tax. This vet owed the IRS almost 40K--it was more after the penalties and such. GOOD LUCK!

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Please find us a “Fur-ever Home! “ Brindie is an 11-month-old boxer mix who is ready for her new home. She’s sweet, active, and loves to play. She loves attention and will wiggle her body when she sees anyone! She gets along great with other dogs and really needs a family to call her own.

Adopt a new friend You can meet our pets available for adoption at the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. If you have questions, please call us at 518/434-8128.

Hello, my name is Porscha,and I’m a 1 year old pretty classic tiger and white girl. I came to the shelter with my sister Khloe. Our former family moved and could not take us. It is really important for us to stay together as we take care of each other. Right now we are both feeling shy in these strange surroundings. But we love to be petted and will purr. Once we get to know you we will enjoy being held. I relax more quickly than my sister, so you will need to be patient. We will be so happy when we have a nice forever home where we can play together. Could that be your home?

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This is Patches and Lucy -- two of five adolescent kittens available for adoption! Patches (the black & white) is an active boy kittie who is ready for adventure. He loves to play and run through the house. Once he settles down though he enjoys being petted and has a great purr. Lucy (the tiger with white) is a little lovey girl. Like all teen kittens, she up for a good fun play, but she loves to cuddle and snuggle too. For more information please contact Chris at 527-6712.


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We stay together because we are sisters… together our entire lives. We were adopted as young puppies. They say we are about 10 Lady Kate Missy years old now. We love each other and are very dependent on each other. We really do need each other. We have been through extremely tough times and having each other is what helped us to pull through. We are inseparable We are called "The Orange Street Girls". We prefer "The Girls" because we are really happy we moved off of Orange Street. We were living in an 820 sq. ft. house with our former mom and well over 100 cats. Hardly any food, lots of fleas and flies, it was cramped, filthy, cold in the winter, hot in the summer and it smelled so bad that the neighbors called the authorities. We were evicted. We lived for a few weeks in a car with our former mom. Nice people reached out to help and got us a rescue. We have a new foster Mom that loves us. She says that we are real angels with excellent house manners. We get along with everyone: dogs, cats and people; although given our age, we might be best placed with only adult people. We are housebroken. We are quiet and only bark when someone comes to the door ... then let the singing begin. We are very easy to care for. A bowl of food, a soft bed and some love ... that's all we need. We are looking for a place where we can spend our retirement years together. Our foster mom says that whoever is lucky enough to adopt us will be blessed for life. If you are interested in learning more about us, please send an email to

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CANDY is a 6 ½ year old Pitbull Terrier Mix. She is a happy and loving petite girl, weighing under 40 pounds. She has great house manners and just loves her walks on the leash and rides in the car. Candy came to us with a very bad skin condition but with a special diet it has cleared up very well and as long as she is limited to this food (which is reasonably priced) she does very well. Candy has not lived with a cat, but when she came across one in a pet store, she seemed friendly and non-threatening. As her foster mom says, “To know Candy is to love Candy”. She would love to have a companion male dog to play and relax with (she is quite the couch potato) but that is not required, as true to the pitbull temperament, her favorite thing is people and nothing makes her happier than to be with hers. If you would like more information about Candy, call Peppertree Rescue at 518-435-7425. Please visit our website at http://www.

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Bocker the Labradoodle® First of all, a huge thank you is in order for everyone who helped Team Bocker have the most members and also raise almost $3000 for the Albany Chapter Autism Walk. We had quite a few wonderful Bocker’s Backers from the area which did a fantastic job of donating and fundraising. Would like to especially thank our friends at Indulge Restaurant in Latham for their fundraising event which raised $400 for Team Bocker and the cause. Was so great to make so many new friends and get lots of hugs and kisses from my little friends. I was so excited to have a really great article printed about me in the NY Daily News. It even wound up being published in a newspaper in Sweden! So now, through Facebook, I have more friends all over the world. Who could believe that me, a dog, could have over 4,000 friends and fans on Facebook? Looks like my article last year wasn’t far off...”Is Facebook Going to the Dogs?” We dogs and cats have a lot going on. Besides the fun part of social networking, users can set up groups, causes and events. Through Facebook, groups reach a vast number of people in a matter of seconds and they can get the word out about fundraising events, animals in need of adoption, as well as so many other causes. Nonprofit organizations definitely benefit substantially from this publicity. You can even have a cyber-party without ever leaving your house or having to clean up a big mess! Fun to be a pup that can be involved in so much. Guess I’m barking up the right cyber tree! October brings more Bocker sightings. I’m going to a NY Met game! It’s all part of North Shore Animal League’s Bark In the Park. Two years ago we took part in this at Shea Stadium and now get to walk on the field at Citi Field near all the players! I’m am also proud to be SpokesDog for Dogs In Party Hats ( Time for everyone to get creative and send in a photo of your dog in party attire and think up a yummy gelato flavor that resembles your dog. My flavor is Bocker’s Labradoodlicious Swirl. Dogs In Party Hats benefits Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Another project everyone 22

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Rainbow Bridge Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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A gentle giant who was loved by everyone who knew him! He left giant pawprints on many hearts. He passed quickly by something that very little is known about... bloat. Bloat is a very serious health risk for many dogs, yet many dog owners know very little about it. It is the second leading killer of dogs, after cancer. It is frequently reported that deep-chested dogs are most likely to get it. Please consult with your veterinarian for medical information. If you believe your dog is experiencing bloat, please get your dog to a veterinarian immediately! Bloat can kill in less than an hour, so time is of the essence. Call your vet to alert them you're on your way with a suspected bloat case. Better to be safe than sorry!

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Wed. Oct.6, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Troy Area Senior Service Center, 19 Third Street will be sponsoring their annual “Fall Gala at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom. Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The cost is $25 per person for all Rensselaer County Seniors. For more info call 270-5348. Wed, Oct 6 (6:00 p.m. - N/A) The Arts Center of the Capital Region 265 River Street Troy “JOHN LENNON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION | 6 VIP Reception with the Quarrymen 7 Preview Screening of Nowhere Boy, followed by The Quarrymen’s live performance. call 273-0552. Thurs, Oct 7 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Big clothing sale at the Church of the Covenant, Route 43. There will be clothing for the entire family. Thurs, Oct 7 (5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.) The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street. They will celebrate the artists of the Blind Artist Society and Northeastern Association of the Blind with a reception including art, beverages and hors d’ oeuvres. call 463-1211 ext. 241. Thurs, Oct 7 ( Noon- 7 p.m.) Italian Community Center, 1450 5th Avenue, Troy. The Friends of Frank Vumbacco-A Beman Park Alumnus Funding Raising Lunch/Dinner in MEMORIAM 1942-2010 This fundraiser is to assist Frank’s family in meeting the mounting financial obligations associated with his hospitalization in Boston, MA. $10. per personTake out available-Delivery available in designated area. A 50/50 raffle, other raffles and a silent auction will also take place. call John Gerish at 270-8735. Thurs, Oct 7, 14, (2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Farmers Market Now is the time to stop by the farmers’ market for some delicious fresh farm produce at The Rensselaer County Farmers’ Market fresh produce at the Twin Town Little League Park on Williams Road in North Greenbush. Road. The market will have delicious fresh asparagus, leaf lettuces, green house tomatoes, rhubarb, radishes, scallions and strawberries as well as a wide array of hanging baskets, bedding plants and potted plants. We invite you to stop by the market, chat with the farmers and other vendors and pick up some farm fresh produce. Thurs, Oct 7 (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.) Oakwood Cemetery. Please use their Oakwood Avenue Entrance on Oakwood Avenue (Rte. 40). EVENING AT THE EARL ANNUAL FUND-RAISER. Celebrate an “Evening at the Earl” – a gala fundraiser to support ongoing restoration of this Historic “Rural” Cemetery, and for this famous and historic building. call 800-556-6273. Fri, October 8, (5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) The Stephentown Valley Rod and Gun Club on Rt. 43 in West Stephentown will be holding Fish Fry and More on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month. call 766-5350. Fri, Oct 8 (5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) The Stephentown Valley Rod and Gun Club on Rt. 43 in West Stephentown will be holding Fish Fry & More -5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. call 766-5350. Fri, Oct 8 (10 a.m. & 7 p.m.) Big clothing sale at the Church of the Covenant, Route 43. There will be clothing for the entire family. Sat, Oct 9 (3p.m. - 6 p.m.) The Pittstown Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Chicken Barbecue Dinner at the Pittstown Fire House, 134 Parker School Road. The price is $10 per dinner. Serving take-outs from 3 - 6 p.m. Sat, Oct 9 (10 a.m. - N/A) The Van Rensselaer Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at St. John’s Episcopal Church,


Community 146 First Street. Kathy Buckley, Military Mom in Action will be the speaker. Lunch will be provided. call Carol Haid at 283-3159. Sat, Oct 09 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 22nd Annual Apple Festival & Craft Show-100 Crafters, Great Food, Live Entertainment, Corn Maze, Wagon Rides and Wine Tent Goold’s Orchard-1297 Brookview Station Rd Castleton, NY 12033 call 518-732-7495 Sat, Oct 9 (4p.m. - 7 p.m.) Pleasantdale Volunteer Fire Department River Road Troy - Spaghetti Dinner. Sat, Oct 9 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Bellevue Mobile Mammography Van - Brunswick. The Rensselaer County Cancer Services Program along with Seton Health, Northeast Health and the Ellis/Bellevue Mobile Mammography Van will be offering FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS for UNINUSRED men 50+ and women 40+ each site will be offering different screenings. Please call Jennifer to schedule an appointment 518454-4013. Sat, Oct16 (11a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Sgt. Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 will be holding a chicken BBQ on the third Sat of each Month. Chickens will be available for pick-up from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is $5.00. please call 674-2309. Sat, Oct 16 (2 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Quigley’s Food & Drink The RENEGADE PIGS MC, ALBANY and the COMBAT VETS MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION along with QUIGLEY”S FOOD AND DRINK will be holding a benefit for The Family of East Greenbush Police Officer ED WITKO. The cost is $20 per person. This includes food, draft beer and band. “Stan’s Night Out” Raffles & 50/50 Sat, Oct 16 (2 p.m. - N/A) Goold’s Orchard-1297 Brookview Station Rd Castleton, NY 12033 Interstate 90 east to Exit 11E and Follow the Signs. Halloween Pets on Parade. call 518-732-7495. Sat, Oct 16 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) The Sand Lake Historical Society Antiques Appraisal Day will be at Miller Hill School, Routes 43 and 66. call Nancy Davis at 674-2742. Monday, October 18, 2010 (7:00 p.m. - N/A) History Burden Iron Works Museum One East Industrial Parkway Troy Gateway Tours for 2010. Janet Moyer Design Studio. Troy based Jan Moyer is an internationally known lighting designer and artist. call 518-274-5267, or by email to Tues, Oct 19 (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Northeast Health - Troy and East Greenbush. The Rensselaer County Cancer Services Program along with Seton Health, Northeast Health and the Ellis/Bellevue Mobile Mammography Van will be offering FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS for UNINUSRED men 50+ and women 40+ each site will be offering different screenings. call Jennifer to schedule an appointment 518-454-4013. Wed, Oct 20 Franklin Terrace, Troy TRIPP 415 River Street TRIP & RCHR Annual Homecoming Dinner-Honoring E. Stewart Jones, Jr., Esq. call (518) 272-8289. Thurs, Oct 21 Catholic Central High School Alumni and Friends are hosting one more dinner show at the Franklin Terrace on Oct 21. To participate, please call Mary Ellen Sage at 783-5036 or Sister Kenan McGowan at 279-4803. The First rehearsal will be at 6:30 p.m., September 30 at CCHS. This will be Sister Kenan’s Last Dinner Show.

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Events Fri, Oct 22 (5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Sept. 10, & 24, Oct 8 & Oct 22, Nov. 12 & 26 and Dec 10. The Stephentown Valley Rod and Gun Club on Rt. 43 in West Stephentown will be holding Fish Fry & More 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. call 766-5350. Sat, Oct 23 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Riverfront Park, Front Street, Troy more than 50 local farmers, specialty foods producers, bakers and artisans provide the Capital Region’s freshest local meats, eggs, fruits and vegetables, naturally raised meat and poultry, artisan breads, cheeses, baked goods, New York State wine, handmade soaps, pottery, crafts and much more! ket. Sat, Oct 23 (9 a.m. - 1 a.m.) Oakwood Cemetery. Please use their Oakwood Avenue Entrance on Oakwood Avenue (Rte. 40). Fall Foliage Hike Walk with Warren F. Broderick. You will visit the oak-hickory forest and rocky summit grasslands that have not changed over the past centuries, when fall foliage is at its peak at this elevation. See dwarf oaks, old-growth trees and rare prairie grasses that have become scarce in the Northeast, and visit some of Oakwood’s scenic waterfalls. The cost is $12.00. please call 800-5566273. Sat Oct 23 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) The Rensselaer Senior Center will be holding their Annual Craft Fair. call 463-2166. Sat, Oct 23 (4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will hold an all you can eat Thanksgiving style dinner. The cost is $5.00. please call 235-2432. Sat, Oct 23 (7 p.m. - N/A) School, 199 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer. The Doane Stuart School will dedicate its hand-crafted 3,500 pipe Fratelli Rauffatti Organ with a special concert featuring organist John Rose. Admission is free. Tues, Oct 26 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Troy Boys & Girls Club is hosting their third annual special event; Pizzapalooza at Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy. General admission tickets are only $25 in advance. General admission reservations are only $25 in advance. contact Sharon Smith at 274-3781 or via email at Wed, Oct 27 (4-8pm) Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy To register, please call CRAAB! 435-1055 A Women’s Journey- Traveling with Breast Cancer This Health forum for minority women starts at 4om with exhibits by many regional breast health service providers. A free dinner will be held from 6-8pm. Speaker is Dr. Donna Bacon, African-American Outreach Educator for Sisters United in Health. call CRAAB! 435-1055 Thurs, Oct 28 (5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.) The Atrium on Third and Fulton in Troy NY. A Time for Tasting; A Season for Helping-Features menu sampling from over a dozen local restaurants and eateries; including wine and beer. Includes both a live and silent auction and live music. This is the annual fundraiser for The Commission on Economic Opportunity. All proceeds go towards building a playground for our Family Resource Center in Southern Rensselaer County. $30 pre-event/ $35 at door. call 518-272-0658 ext 229. Fri, Oct 29 (5 p.m. 9 p.m.) Troy Night Out is a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place the last Friday of EVERY month in downtown Troy from 5 - 9 PM. The event regularly draws over 1,000 people onto the streets of Troy, and attendees are able to enjoy over 30 art events, 15 music venues, and over 20 fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Free parking is available on-street and in several city garages.

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We frequently get calls from seniors or their families about needing to place a family member for short-term rehab or longterm care. It is always best to look at all options before the situation becomes emergent. Making an informed decision is key to a smooth transition to placement. If you or a loved anticipates placement, consider going to visit the facilities you may be interested in. Call to set up an appointment but feel free to follow that meeting up with an unannounced visit. Whether the visit is scheduled or unscheduled take this opportunity to use your senses – Look, Listen, and Smell.

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Look at the condition of the building, and the residents themselves. Do the residents look well taken care of? Do the residents appear happy? Are residents engaged in activities?


Smell the facility. Does the facility have a bad odor? Is that odor in one location or facility wide? Listen to the way that the staff talks to residents and each other. Take this time to speak to some residents and their families and ask questions. Do not hesitate to ask the employee giving you the tour to give you some privacy to talk to the residents/family members. If any facility hesitates, this should be an indicator that they may have something they don’t want you to know. Just keep in mind that the resident and or family have the right to decline to speak to you so ask permission first. Word of mouth is always a good referral source. Ask the facility if they have a contact sheet for past residents that you may contact. Or perhaps they have letters of former residents or families expressing their thoughts on the facility. Most facilities are regulated by the NYS Department of health and are subjected to an annual survey. You can check on a facility’s past state surveys by going to or This may be something you want to do before visiting the facility so you can ask questions regarding those findings. If you have any questions about placement for long term or rehab please feel free to call me at 479-4662 x 451.

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Good News Rensselaer County: Celebrating Successful Businesses The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the fourth annual “Good News Rensselaer County” event highlighting the success stories of the Rensselaer County business community. “Good News” recognizes exceptional businesses that have positively impacted the region’s economy and quality of life. The 2010 program honors the following businesses: » GE HealthCare » GlobalSpec, Inc. » Goold Orchards » Hoosick Valley Contractors » Old World Provisions “The Good News recipients represent a cross-section of Rensselaer County’s business community,” said Chamber President Linda Hillman. “They show the diversity that makes our region a unique place to live and work. These local companies have an impact that goes far beyond our county.” A good example is GE HealthCare’s digital X-ray detector production facility at the Rensselaer Technology Park. The $165 million plant produces digital X-ray detectors designed to replace standard film X-ray machines. The detectors answer increased demands in the worldwide mammography market for electronic medical records, allowing hospitals and physicians to review, preserve, analyze, and electronically share images instantly. The 220,000-square-foot facility has created 100 new jobs, in addition to approximately 50 employees transferred from GE in Niskayuna. GlobalSpec is also a local company finding success in the worldwide marketplace. As a leading vertical search, information services, and e-publishing firm, GlobalSpec serves the engineering, manufacturing, and related scientific and technical industries with an array of web resources including domain-expert search engines, proprietary web content, and more than 60 e-newsletters. GlobalSpec provides its sell-side clients with highly-filtered sales leads, brand advertising platforms, and a wide range of e-media advertising and marketing services to target industry professionals. Goold Orchards is a homegrown business celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010. The oldest continuing family-operated apple farm in the Capital District, Goold’s rural heritage is being enjoyed by new generations of visitors who come for the apples, the bakery, the annual fall festival, and the farm’s award-winning Brookview Station Winery. Visitors will enjoy a Founder’s Day Celebration on Saturday, September 11, to mark the farm’s centenary. Also founded as a family business is Hoosick Valley Contractors, established in 1978. Thirty years later the company is one of the area’s premier construction and project management companies, providing quality, turn-key, design/build and construction management services to hospitals and healthcare facilities, schools and universities, municipalities, and commercial and corporate facilities. The firm includes Valley Paving & Construction, Inc., which specializes in commercial, industrial, and residential paving. Old World Provisions has been in the business of manufacturing


authentic New York style corned beef and pastrami for over 25 years. Founded as a small meat processor, Old World now has a presence in every corner of the nation, and a full line of authentic New York State National Brand deli products. The firm’s “family secrets” in cured and smoked meats have been passed down through four generations of the Shukets’ family, ensuring an industry legacy that will continue for years to come. You can join the Chamber in congratulating the award recipients by making your reservations today for “Good News Rensselaer County,” on Tuesday, November 9 at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 99 Miller Road in Schodack. Registration and luncheon are at 11:30 a.m. with the program following from 12 to 1 p.m. Cost is $22 for members; $40 for non-members. Register online at or contact Kate Ollier, Programs and Communications Manager, at 274.7474 or by email at This event is sponsored exclusively by Rensselaer County IDA.

Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events Van Rensselaer Awards Dinner SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Tues, Oct 5 The Franklin Terrace, 126 Campbell Avenue in Troy 7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Program $20 Members; $40 Mon-Members & Walk-ins

Free Bowling Party Sat, Oct 9 Spare Time, East Greenbush 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open to all Chamber Members, Businesses and Employees. Space is limited to the first 150 people who sign up. Enjoy great prizes and giveaways. For more information or to sign up, contact Jeff Mook at 4779306. Sponsored by Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Art of Motivating & Mentoring Thurs, Oct 28 The Century House, Route 9 in Latham 7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Presentation $25 Members; $40 Non-Members and Walk-ins Featuring Dr. LeClair of Excelsior College. For more information,contact Kate Ollier, Programs & Communications Manager today.

CHAMBER OFFICES, 255 River Street, Troy Contact for all these events is: Kate Ollier, Programs & Communications Manager 518.274.7474

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Book Review A RELIABLE WIFE By Robert Goolrick It’s a frigid midOctober night in 1907 and Ralph Truitt, a wealthy industrialist living near the Canadian border, is meeting the train. It carries Catherine Land, his mail-order bride, who answered his newspaper ad for a “reliable wife.” As happens in all small towns, Truitt’s private business has become public. Waiting on the railroad platform, he’s surrounded by curious neighbors, most of whom his mills or mines employ. Standing in the center of the crowd, his solitude was enormous. He felt that in all the vast and frozen space in which he lived his life -- every hand needy, every heart wanting something from him -- everybody had a reason to be and a place to land. Everybody but him. For him there was nothing. In all the cold and bitter world, there was not a single place for him to sit down. When the train finally arrives, the exotic beauty who exits the private railroad car Truitt sent to fetch her is clearly not the same “simple and honest”woman he was expecting. But with so many curious eyes upon them, Truitt hustles her off to avoid a scene, yet delivers a warning: “This begins in a lie. I want you to know I know that.” Her plan is simple: she will win this man’s devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. Lynne Catelotti

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ASK THE Becoming a lawyer is not the easiest thing in the world to do. There is a tremendous amount of schooling involved - you must have earned a degree from a four year college before even applying to law school which requires three more years of intensive study. And these days, given the incredibly competitive world in which we live, it is quite likely that simply earning your Juris Doctor ( or JD - the degree awarded to those who successfully complete the three year program) will not be enough which means you have more schooling ahead of you to earn an L.L.M. or a legal masters degree. For those super ambitious types, law schools offer a program that allows a student to work toward getting their J.D. while also studying to get their MBA (or Master of Business Administration) turning the usual three year course of study into a four year curriculum. So if you have a kid that wants to someday practice law, I hope you are encouraging them right now to develop the skills and discipline necessary to make it through. It usually adds some perspective when I remind folks that if they did all the schooling straight through without any detours (no years off to backpack through Europe with a rail pass, etc.) they will not be able to begin the actual practice of law until they are at least 24 or 25 years old. And, since most students do get detoured in one way or another, it’s likely you will not begin your anticipated new career until you’re about thirty.

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practice law because lawyers make a lot of money. That is, of course, a very bad reason for taking up the law. Yes, some lawyers do indeed make lots of money but there are many more of them out there that do not. And if it’s money you’re looking for, there are many other professions that, if properly pursued, will likely make you far richer than practicing law ever could. Medicine is one. Technology is another. And how about professional sports? Entertainment? I don’t even want to think about comparing Eminem’s bank account with mine. The one thing that always leads to success in whatever you choose to do is hard work. So if you’re going to have to work hard regardless of what you choose to do in life, why not make that work go toward something you’d really like to do? What if you do all the work necessary to get to law school, you graduate, you pass the Bar Exam and then you realize you absolutely hate practicing law. Now you’re somewhere near thirty years old and you have to start all over again. Or, even worse, you spend the rest of your days doing something you hate because you mistakenly believed it was going to lead you to easy wealth and riches. I’ve come across many lawyers in my day who were just clocking it in or popping fees and every single time I’ve felt bad for their unfortunate clients. You hire your attorney to be your champion, your voice, your advocate. Can they really work successfully on your behalf if they don’t like what they’re doing?

graduated first in his class from there as well and managed to secure a plum residency at one of Manhattan’s finest hospitals. And then he started his residency which is when things all fell apart. He realized that he hated dealing with patients - couldn’t take it at all. He was getting too close to his patients and their problems which was getting him so stressed out that it was keeping him from focusing on the practice of medicine. He made it through the residency successfully but the experience made him realize that he couldn’t practice medicine and he left the profession for good. When I hear someone say “be careful what you wish for” I always think of my friend. Of course, being brilliant, he managed to pick up the pieces and move on. He decided to go to law school.

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Which is why I try to persuade those who ask me to find a different path. Not everyone needs to be a lawyer (thank God!). There are lots of other great career paths out there that can be followed, all of which can lead to satisfying, engaging jobs. High school students ask me for input about this all the time and they always seem quite surprised when I tell them to focus on a different profession. I always ask them why they want law school and, after a little prodding and questioning by me, it usually comes out that they want to


I have a friend who always wanted to be a doctor. And yes, he wanted to be a doctor because he could make a lot of money. Fortunately for him, he was brilliant which made it easier for him to get what he wanted. He graduated first in his class from one of the best high schools in his region. He attended Princeton and graduated first in his class there which got him an immediate acceptance to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He

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October Events at the International Crew of Middle School students from RCSD and the Netherlands recreate 1609 voyage of Henry Hudson on replica ship Half Moon

Travelers will appreciate the travel efforts made by some youngsters to see how early world travelers really had it tough. In September, a group of 7th and 8th grade students from RCSD and their counterparts from Heerenveen, The Netherlands became the crew of the replica ship Half Moon as they re-created the historic voyage of Henry Hudson from 1609.Living aboard ship in the same manner as Hudson’’s original crew, these students learned to overcome language and cultural differences, just as did Hudson’s crew in 1609.In addition, they handled all aspects of operating the Half Moon, steering, climbing the rig to set sails, standing nightly anchor watches - and at the same time pursue a rigorous academic program that combines math and science

with history and geography.”During the Voyage of Discovery the student crew sailed the Half Moon from the entrance of New York Harbor, following the route of Henry Hudson, and completed their voyage in Albany..The Dutch student crew is from the Bornego School in Heerenveen, The Netherlands; the American student crew is from Myers Middle in Albany; Taconic Hills Middle in Columbia County; Rensselaer Middle in Rensselaer; and the Schenectady City School District. Their diverse backgrounds represent the diversity of the early settlers of New Netherland, the Dutch colony that developed out of Hudson’s exploration. 36

Rensselaer Public Library Preschool story-time - This is a drop-in storytime for ages 3-5, every Wednesday at 11 am. Daytime Computer Class- Fri., Oct. 1 at 2 PM. Computers for beginners. Computer Class- Microsoft Word- Thurs, Oct. 21 at 6:30 PM. Learn the basics of using this popular word processing program. Call to sign up, space is limited. Book Group- Thurs. Oct. 28 at 6:30 PM. Book assignment is “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. Treats, Not Tricks- Sat. Oct. 16 at 1 PM. Family story-time. Make a no-bake treat and hear stories about cooking. Call to sign up. Monster Mash- Sat. Oct. 30 at 1 PM. Stories and craft about not-so-scary monsters. Wear your costume! For ages 3-10. Scary Stories for Tweens and Teens- Thurs. Oct.28 at 7 PM. No little ones! Share horror stories and try to scare your friends! Snacks served. Sign up is required, ages 10 & up. The library is located at 676 East Street in Rensselaer, across from the Amtrak parking lot. For more information or to sign up for a program, call 462-1193 or log on to Http://www.

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Are looking for a way to divorce, separate, or resolve parenting issues, with dignity, respect and honesty? Do you want to stay out of court? If yes, Collaborative Law may be right for you. Collaborative Law is a cooperative approach to resolving conflicts, with good faith, and using interest-based negotiations. It encourages mutual respect, maintaining dignity and self esteem, and emphasizes the needs of children The separating couple directs the outcome and participates meaningfully in the process by working with their attorneys and other professionals to fashion a settlement that fits their family’s needs. Unlike going to court with the adversarial approach, this problem-solving framework seeks to resolve disputes respectfully and lay the foundation for future constructive dialogue between separating and divorcing couples.

The couple maintains control of the outcome, be it separation or divorce. A community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in a safe and comfortable setting to insure dignity, respect and full disclosure to create client-centered processes for resolving conflicts.

The Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District, Inc. For more information and a list of professionals, go to

The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center offers a series of watercolor painting classes for beginning and continuing students- to be held at the Albany JCC’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Road- Wednesdays, 1 -3pm: October 13, 20, 27 and November 10. The instructor is watercolorist, Diane E. BollmanBuyer. Cost for the series is $16 per person and prepaid reservations are required. An Autumn Concert –in –the –Afternoon is planned by the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Road, on Thursday, October 14, 1:30 -2:45pm. Edward Pleasant will perform, SINCERELY, NAT: The Life and Music of Nat “King” Cole, with music and piano accompaniment by Isaac ben Ayala. Light refreshments will be served following the performance. Cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Contact the Albany JCC’s senior adult office to purchase tickets, 518-438-6651 x112.

The collaborative process involves working in teams with attorneys and other professionals to craft the best possible outcome for your family. Your attorney will advise you on all legal matters. To create satisfactory and workable agreements, you may need the help of other professionals. An impartial financial specialist can assist you to find viable options that maximize your assets. A mental health professional may be called upon to assist in preventing your children from becoming a casualty of their parents’ separation, or to work with you to find your strengths to help you be at your best during the process. Sometimes it is really helpful to have a mental health professional facilitate the sessions, to help the participants communicate effectively and develop the strategies needed to participate meaningfully in the process. An important part of the collaborative process is a pledge by the participants and their attorneys not to go to court. This can be very empowering for participants who have control over the process. You can discuss your emotional and financial issues in a private office instead of a public setting. It also encourages creative solutions that serve the needs of the participants, even when those resolutions are not necessarily what the law would mandate. The potential for unjust or uncertain legal outcomes is thereby greatly reduced, or even eliminated. This works well for many people, including LGBTQ families who often are not protected by the law. The collaborative approach also can save time and money, because it seeks to promote efficiency and productivity, in a process driven by the participants. Collaborative law may be just what you are looking for if: you want to resolve your differences fairly, honestly and openly; you want to transition to the next phase of your lives in a positive and constructive manner; and you want to determine your family’s future without court intervention. To find out more about collaborative law, and for a list of collaborative law attorneys and professionals in the area, please visit the website of the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District Inc, at Geri Pomerantz is an attorney with a practice focused on family and matrimonial law, located at 694 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, and New York 12061. She can be reached at 518-479-3713 or Geri is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District, Inc. This is attorney advertising. The material in this article is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up to date. Please do not act or rely on any information based on this article without seeking the advice of an attorney.

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Recipes of the Month

Buffalo Chicken

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1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips 1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce 6 cups frozen (thawed) southern-style hash brown potatoes 1 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz) 1 can (10 oz) condensed cream of celery soup 1/2 cup corn flake crumbs 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1/4 cup chopped green onions (3 to 4 medium)

1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal 2 cups Chocolate Chex® cereal 4 cups popped popcorn 1/4 cup butter or margarine

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. 2.In medium bowl, stir together chicken strips and wing sauce. 3.In large bowl, stir together potatoes, dressing, cheese and soup. Spoon into baking dish. Place chicken strips in single layer over potato mixture. 4.In small bowl, stir together crumbs and butter. Sprinkle in baking dish. 5.Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes; uncover and bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Sprinkle with green onions.

1.In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals and popcorn. 2.In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. 3.Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture evenly over cereal mixture; stir. Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture; stir. Microwave 1 minute longer. Spread on waxed paper or paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Black Cat Cake Taco Monster Mouths 2 plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut length-wise into 3 pieces 12 large pimiento-stuffed green olives 3 slices (1/2 oz each) American cheese 6 Old El Paso® Stand 'N Stuff® Taco Shells (from 4.7 oz box) 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 2 tablespoons Old El Paso® 40% less sodium taco seasoning mix 1/3 cup water Shredded lettuce, if desired

1.Cut each tomato lengthwise into 3 pieces. Remaining inside of tomato may be chopped for additional taco filling, if desired. 2.Cut slit into 1 side of each olive to make a flat side. Cut each of the slices of cheese in half vertically in a zigzag line to look like teeth. 3.Heat oven to 350°F. Arrange taco shells on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until hot. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Reduce heat to medium; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until water has evaporated. 4.To assemble, fill tacos with desired fillings so that hamburger is on the top. Placing each taco on its side on serving plate, insert 1 tomato slice into meat filling to look like tongue. Place 1 cheese slice with zigzag edge toward meat along top side of taco between the shell and the filling. Place 2 olives, flat sides down, to look like eyes on top of shell.


1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting 1 large yellow gumdrop 1 small black gumdrop Black shoestring licorice

Total Time: 27 Min 1.Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans. 2.Cut cake as shown in diagram; arrange and frost top and sides of cake pieces with frosting. Use yellow gumdrop slices for eyes, black gumdrop for nose and shoestring licorice for whiskers, lines on eyes and front paws. Store loosely covered.

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The E.Greenbush Seniors have now moved their site to the East Greenbush Town Hall Community Room. Seniors meet every Thurs. between 11:30 - 3. Participating East Greeenbush Page Seniors include: President: Kathy Duprey Vice President: Ken Dion Secretary: Ann Fisher Treasurer: Alma Farrell Members include the pokeeno group: Kathy Duprey, Ellie Griffin, Betty Merhige, Grace Higgins, Pauline Wishart, Gladys Muller & Marilyn Pitcher. Pinacle players are Mary Battipaglia, Ken Dion, John Wishart, Ann Fisher, Vendora Shuhart and Alma Farrell. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch! Coffee will be provided. New members are always welcome. Feel free to start your own group; Scrabble, Uno, Checkers, Card Game WAR – among the many! For more information contact:Kathy Duprey 477-4305 or Carmela Hicks 477-4775

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E. Greenbush Library from 1 to 4 on October 13th Come and play dominoes, mahjong, scrabble or any other game that you would like to bring. Come, bring a friend or a relative and have a good time! For further info. call Carmela at 477-4775


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Community Library

Celebrate Teen Read Week with pizza, book-themed games/activities and a FREE book! REGIS IN ADVANCE.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Drop In Storytimes Family Storytimes – Thurs. @ 11 am Oct 7 through Nov 4

ADULT PROGRAMMING Please call the library to pre-register for these adults program and the free movie.

Friday Night Family Storytime Fri. @ 6:30 pm Oct 1 and Oct 8 Sat Family Storytime @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 2 Stories, songs, movies, and crafts! Fri Family Movie Night Fri, Oct 15 at 7 pm Join us for free popcorn and a viewing of How to Train Your Dragon. No regis req. Halloween Howl Sat, Oct 9 @ 10:00 am Join Miss Beth for Halloween movies based on picture books, followed by Halloween crafts. For ages 3 and up. Regis req. Slightly Scary Halloween Stories Sat, Oct 16 @ 11 am Storyteller Kate Dudding will share stories from around the world. For ages 6 and up. Regis req.

New Book Groups for Kids: Mother/Daughter Book Group Mon, Oct 4 @ 7 pm For 4th graders & up. Girls and their mothers (or grandmas, aunts) are invited to our first Mother/Daughter Book Group! Enjoy refreshments and discuss Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. Regis req.

Get Up ... Get Out ... Give Back on a Budget! Thurs, Oct 7 at 7 pm What if you could retire tomorrow, irrespective of finances, and travel to new places where you contribute your workplace skills as a volunteer in exchange for room and board? Some organizations even pay stipends. All you have to do it get yourself there and pay for incidentals! Barbara Traynor, author of Second Career Volunteer, will tell you how she discovered this exciting and rewarding retirement lifestyle. Songs from the Hudson River Valley Sun, Oct 17 at 2 pm Rich Bala performs authentic, traditional folk music that weaves a tale of living history about our nation’s people and heritage. This program is made possible by the Friends of East Greenbush Community Library. The Sandwich Generation Tues, Oct 19 at 7pm It is estimated that 22% of Americans find themselves “sandwiched” between two generations – caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children. Are you one of them? Caitlin St. George and Marci Kot, Community Liaisons for The Eddy, will give an informative presentation on how to cope and tips for lightening the load.

Wed Night Free Movies @ 6:30 pm OCTOBER 13 -- Letters to Juliet

Cookies & Books Tues, Oct 5 at 4:15 pm For 2nd and 3rd graders. Beginning chapter book readers are invited to our new group. Our first book will be The Storm by Cynthia Rylant. Crafts and activities related to the book will follow. Regis req.

TEEN HAPPENINGS Teen Café (grades 6-12) Fri @ 2:30 pm Oct 1, 8 & 15 Food, fun, and fraternization . . . laptops, video games, and a room just for teens! Do homework or just hang out. No reg req Red Cross Babysitting Class (age 11+) Mon, Oct 11, 9am-5pm Earn a Red Cross Babysitting Certificate. Cost: $48/person and is required at preregistration. No phone/email registrations accepted. Boys & girls ages 11+ welcome. Class size is limited. 3rd Annual Teen Lock-In (grades 6-12) Sat, Oct 16 – 4:30 pm to 12 midnight Michelle Zink, author of The Prophecy of the Sisters will join us to kick-off Teen Read Week at the library lock-in! For a complete program description, call 477-7476, ext. 105 or check out the Teen Page on our website. PRE-REGIS is req, and you must register in person (along with a parent or guardian) in the Children’s Room. “Books with Beat” (grades 6-12) Thurs, Octr 21 @ 6 pm



East Greenbush Community Library Thurs, Oct. 28, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Special Advance Sale*** $2 for hardbacks; $1 for trade (quality paper); mass market $.50 Fri, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., & Sat, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $1 for hardbacks; $1 for trade; mass market $.50 Sun, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Books in Bag Sale Only; $2 Per Bag) For info. call (518) 477-7241 (Chase Pugliese) or e-mail at ***Note: There is no pre-sale for library staff, volunteers or dealers. All 35,000 books, which are all donated and not library stock, are pre-sorted and available to the public during the sale, including during the Special Advance Sale. No credit cards. Either cash or checks accepted. There is no admission fee on any day. NOTE THAT NO SCANNERS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED UNTIL FRIDAY. NOTE ALSO THAT NO CHILDREN’S BOOKS OR CHILDREN’S MEDIA WILL BE OFFERED ON ANY DAY OF THE SALE.

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Good Buy Books

New and Gently Read Books 330 Columbia Tpke. 479-BOOK (2665)

In October 2005, in a building of approximately 500 square feet, Good Buy Books opened their doors. A lot has happened in the interim including a move to its current location and several expansions. But one thing has not changed... our love of books and reading and the desire to be an integral part of the local community. Before our used books are put out on the shelf, they are processed ...wiped with a special cleaner. Price stickers are on all used books so that patrons don’t have to wonder about the cost. And price is one of the driving factors for buying used. Customers also like the convenience of not having to “drive to the mall” to purchase a book. “Having Good Buy Books in the neighborhood saves gas and reusing previously read books is an environmentally wise choice” stated one regular. Customers may also find a book that is no longer in print. Used books make up the majority of the inventory at Good Buy Books, but we also offer new books. The top twenty mass market paperbacks are featured as you walk in the door. You will also find greeting cards, games, and teas. It’s a great place to shop for gift ideas. Another service we provide is to order new books. Anything that you could find at one of the “big box” chains, we can get within a day or two at the same price. Right now, there is a huge demand for SAT and other review books. We also stock summer required reading titles. When schools are hosting an author event, we can provide the books for the author to sign. A regular event at Good Buy Books is the reading club. The group meets the third Monday of each month to discuss a mutually agreed upon book. Recent titles reviewed by the group include “Olive Kitteridge,” “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” and “The Double Bind.” The club is free and open to the public. Call us for upcoming selections. Our biggest challenge is in educating the public about the benefits of shopping locally. But people in the area have been spreading the word about Good Buy Books and we’re getting new customers every day. Owner Lynne Catelotti is very active in the community. She is a founding member of O the t East Greenbush Business Alliance, a member of the East Greenbush Kiwanis, the t Greenbush Garden Club, and president of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library. C Good Buy Books is having a five year celebration on Sunday, October 10th from G noon to 4:00PM. Please stop by so that we can personally thank you for your supn port p over the past five years.


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Family and Friends Of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. is sponsoring “On The Runway”, a fashion show/ design contest and luncheon in memory of Liza Ellen Warner on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Michael’s Banquet House, 1019 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY. The fashion show and design contest will feature fabulous affordable fashions and a design contest whereby fashion designers will exhibit their fashions to compete in this areas first fashion show of its kind! The funds raised from the fashion show will benefit Unity House Domestic Violence Services. Donation is $40.00. Checks may be made payable to Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner. Fashions presented by Rockabella Boutique, Elissa Halloran Designs, Liz’s Closet, SJR and Polka Dots. For more information call Martha at 518-426-2213. Disclaimer: Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. is not affiliated in any way with Liza’s Legacy Foundation.

Theatre: Circle Theatre Players 30th year celebration begins in Oct with ‘ Visiting Mr. Green’, opening Oct. 15 - Oct.26 and directed by Alan Fuess. Tickets are $16 and season passes are available for just $56. This two person production is a warm, moving comedy about the relationship between two very different characters. Plays are 8pm and 2:30pm. Tickets are $16 with groups of 10 or more receiving $1 off. Music: The Squire Jacob Concert series will present Fennig’s All-Star String Band on Sat., Oct. 30 at 8pm. Founder, Bill Spence, known throughout the country for his excellent and innovative hammered dulcimer playing, is also skilled on a variety of other instruments, and sings, too. George Wilson, known far and wide for his virtuoso fiddling, plays other instruments and sings as well. Toby Stover, also a singer, is an acknowledged master of the energetic New England style rhythm piano accompaniment. Tickets are $16 with under 18 being $10. Gallery: The SLCA gallery will exhibit the works of several artists from Oct. 1 - Nov. 15. These fine artists will also be participating in the annual Holiday Art Fair on Nov.6-7. Bob Blackmon - oils, Tom Fraser - watercolors, Jerry Freedner - fine art photography, and Lynn Huntington - paintings. Gallery hours are Wed. & Fri. from 10-12 and Sun from 1-3pm & by appt.

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Sundays at the Center: “Still-life drawing” presented by Sally McCracken, Averill Park, will be held on Sun, Oct. 3 at 1:30pm. The workshop is free, materials are included, but regis is req. Open to adults and children over 8. To register call 518-674-2007 or visit for more info. . Save the Date: Holiday Art Fair will be on Nov. 6 - 7 from 10 - 4pm. Showcasing the work of over 20 regional artists you may find that perfect gift for your holiday giving. No admission fee.


Original Play Festival - Dynamic Characters & Dramatic Situations, the first ever festival of 14 original plays Dec. 2, 3, 4, & 5. From over 83 submissions from 9 states enjoy the best of new work! The Sand Lake Center for the Arts is located at 2880 NY 43, one-half mile east of the blinking light in Averill Park, NY. Call 518-674-2007 or visit for more information and to make reservations.

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