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Ask the

Canterbury Vet Q: We had a really long, cold winter this year. Does that mean there will be fewer ticks this summer? A: April is designated Lyme disease Awareness and Prevention month. As the weather begins to improve, everyone will be getting outside more, taking walks in the woods, the park and down the street. During those walks, dogs love picking up things like sticks and leaves, but they also can pick up unwanted hitchhikers like ticks. Ticks do not fly or jump, but instead do something called “quest”. Basically, they wait around in the grass and leaves or on low brush and when something warm-blooded walks by, they grab a ride. Deer ticks are the ones primarily implicated in carrying the lyme disease organism (a bacteria called Borriella borgdorfori). This particular tick is very small, especially the early life stage called a nymph, which is about the size of the head of a pin. You can imagine how difficult it would be to find something that small on a dog’s coat, even if the dog has short hair. Ticks do not stay on the dogs indefinitely. They attach to the skin using their mouthparts and stay for only a few days at most. They then drop off on their own to lay eggs. Most research indicates that the tick has to be attached for at least 24 hours and maybe as long as 48 hours to transmit lyme disease. Obviously, this means that if you do find a tick, you should remove it as soon as possible. The best way to remove a tick is to use a commercial tick remover or come to our office and we’ll remove it for you. You do not want to burn, smother it in Vaseline or squish a tick with your fingers. All of those things can actually make the tick regurgitate. The lyme bacteria is stored in the tick’s salivary system and when it regurgitates, it can inject the bacteria into the dog more readily. Once the lyme bacteria is inside the dog, it can cause a number of different problems. The most common form of lyme disease affects the joints. Affected dogs suddenly become very lame or have intermittent lameness and often have swollen joints that are painful. They often run a fever and don’t feel well. These dogs usually respond very well to antibiotics. There is also a very serious form called lyme nephritis that causes kidney failure. Unfortunately, dogs with this form often do not respond to antibiotics because the damage to the kidneys is irreversible. This form is usually fatal. To diagnose lyme disease, we have a blood test that is run right in the office and takes about ten minutes. The test we use also looks for heartworm, anaplasma and ehrlichia- the last two are also tick-transmitted diseases – which appear to be on the rise in the Capital District. We recommend this test be run annually to screen dogs for exposure to lyme. Unfortunately, many dogs that get lyme nephritis never show signs of lameness, so we hope that 12

by finding these dogs early, we can prevent them from coming down with this devastating form of the disease. We treat dogs that have lyme disease with antibiotics. If the dog is in pain, we also will usually put him on an anti-inflammatory. Dogs with lyme generally respond very quickly and feel better in 1-3 days. However, the antibiotics are continued for a month. With lyme nephritis, we have to treat the kidney failure, which involves hospitalization for IV fluids and monitoring of the blood work. Unfortunately, as was mentioned previously, many of these dogs will die even with intensive treatment. Because of the potential seriousness of lyme, it is better to prevent it than treat it. There are several things you can do to prevent lyme in your pet. Firstly, keeping ticks off will prevent lyme. Remove any ticks you find as soon as possible. Use a veterinary approved topical tick preventative. The other important way of preventing lyme is the lyme vaccine. It is very effective and very safe. You’ll notice we did not discuss cats and lyme disease. That is because not much is known about lyme in cats. There is no test or vaccine for cats. We do however know that it is not the common, potentially serious disease that it is in dogs, so cat owners can breathe a sigh of relief over this one. Please send all your veterinary questions to: AskTheVet@canterburyvet.com or mail them to Ask the Vet c/o Canterbury Animal Hospital 88 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054

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Then

& Now Normansville Bridges By Susan E. Leath A two family home under the bridge is seen here about 1940. The woman is unknown. In the background and across the river is, possibly, Hinckel’s Hotel.

As you travel along Delaware Avenue over into Albany, do you notice the waters of the Normans Kill flowing many feet below you? You are passing over a vital part of Bethlehem’s history. Petanock, Secktanock and Tawasentha are early Indian names of the creek we know today as the Normans Kill. In Dutch, Normans Kill means Norwegian’s Creek. Albert Andriessen Bradt is that Norwegian. Bradt, his wife Annetie and their three children arrived at Fort Orange on April 7, 1637. One of those children was born aboard ship during the Atlantic crossing. Albert and Annetie named him Storm. They would eventually have five more children. Bradt made his living through a variety of endeavors including saw milling (at one time his mills were producing 6000 broad feet a day), farming, fishing, raising cattle, and dabbling in the fur trade. Much of this activity happened in the environs of the creek that would bear his name. The precursor to Delaware Avenue, the Albany and Delaware Turnpike Company, was chartered in 1805. The company’s road building efforts included a 100 foot long wooden bridge over the Normans Kill. A tollgate was located just over the river on the west shore and Peter Esmay was the toll collector for many years. The hamlet of Normansville soon began forming on both sides of the creek near the bridge with various mills making use of the water power. A hotel, church, and school were established. According to Howell & Tenney’s BiCentennial History of Albany County in 1886 there were 17 dwellings, 22 families and 100 inhabitants. The low, wooden bridge was carried away by a “freshet” in 1868. By this time the turnpike company 22

had abandoned the road. It fell to the Town of Bethlehem to build a new, two- truss iron bridge in 1869. The concrete bridge that is in place today was built in 1913. In those early days, Delaware Avenue traveled a different path starting at the high ground near Graceland Cemetery and winding down into the ravine, over the bridge and then up the hill on the other side. This Yellow Brick Road, so named for its distinctive paving, was a main thoroughfare. In December 1928 the Normanskill Viaduct was completed. This new, high bridge certainly made travel between Albany and Bethlehem easier. Interestingly, the river did not become the dividing line between Albany and Bethlehem in this area until 1967. Before that, Bethlehem included much of the Whitehall Road area. Graceland Cemetery did not get annexed to Albany until 1977.

The home as it looks today. Hinckel’s Hotel would have been in front of the building seen in the background.


Looking upstream from the bridge about 1940 you can see one of the dams that used to be on the creek. The building next to the dam is Papalau’s ice house. The building to the left of Papalau’s is the Normanskill Farm blacksmith shop. Today, the buildings are all gone except for the blacksmith shop that can just be glimpsed in the distance.

Marian Seyboth poses on the low bridge about 1942. Up the hill in the background is the Normansville School, District #11.

Susan E. Leath serves as Bethlehem’s Town Historian. She is the author of Bethlehem an illustrative history of our town with over 200 images dating from the 1880s to 1960. The book is available at local booksellers and online. Visit her blog at: BethlehemNYHistory.blogspot.com. Susan welcomes your suggestions for future Then and Now articles. She can be reached at sleath@townofbethlehem.org

Peg Seyboth Witbeck, Marion Seyboth’s twin sister, poses near the bridge today. The low bridge was closed to traffic in the early 1990s. The original yellow bricks can still be seen where the pavement has worn away.

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Message from the Supervisor As I mentioned in January, much of the Town’s focus this year will be on economic growth as well as carefully overseeing residential development. We want to do everything we can to maintain the quality of life residents enjoy in Bethlehem. It is important that we continue to grow our commercial tax base as the pressure for residential growth increases. In h first ffew months h off 2014, I have taken several steps to the strengthen and expand the Town’s economic development efforts. In January, the town hired an Economic Development Coordinator, Liz Staubach, to work within the Department of Economic Development and Planning, under Director Rob Leslie. This new position serves as the initial point of contact for business inquiries, promotes the Town’s Economic Development Strategy, and acts as a liaison between the Town and the Bethlehem IDA (Industrial Development Agency), which is a separate public benefit corporation created under and regulated by state law. The IDA is helping to fund this position, and IDA Board members participated in the recruitment and interview process. Essentially, the Coordinator will organize the Town’s economic development efforts and serve as a resource to businesses, both large and small. Liz Staubach will also serve as a business ombudsperson of sorts, because we want Bethlehem to be as business friendly as possible. Currently, she is exploring ways for the Town and its businesses to access New York State Economic Development programs, including the Start-Up NY Program. With this new approach, the Department of Economic Development and Planning will be a central location for information on state and local programs, and other available resources for businesses. The Department will help new and existing businesses understand and navigate the various loan and incentive programs that may be available to them. Another task of the new coordinator is to develop and implement strategies to market commercial and industrial properties. The first step of this marketing effort will be to raise the Capital Region’s awareness of Bethlehem’s assets. This spring, the IDA will host a tour of Bethlehem for regional developers, real estate agents, stakeholders and State economic development representatives. Bethlehem has so much to offer within the Capital Region, and this will be our opportunity to shine. The tour will include stops at existing businesses, vacant commercial buildings, and commercial and industrial land available for future development, such as the Vista Technology Park, Route 9W Corridor, and the Selkirk Yards Industrial Area. The tour is a chance to show the rest of the Region that Bethlehem is not just a great place to live, but that it is business friendly and has what businesses need to grow and succeed in New York. One of the great economic and civic assets of the Town is the Delaware Avenue Corridor, which helps define and distinguish Bethlehem among other suburban areas in the region. In order to further promote and enhance this resource, the Town Board created the Delaware Avenue Improvement Group. This is a public-private cooperative 26

effort including Delaware Avenue business owners, civic organizations, and residents. With the assistance of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, the Group will evaluate, promote and support Delaware Avenue Improvements. The overarching goal is to maintain and improve this Main Street corridor for commercial, social and civic benefit. Improvements will include beautification, commercial success, traffic flow, safety, pedestrian convenience, and civic improvement. All Delaware Avenue businesses are invited to participate, and information is available through the Chamber of Commerce or my office. While the Group is currently focused on the Delaware Avenue Corridor, I anticipate that the ideas and recommendations that are generated will be replicated throughout the Town. Delaware Avenue is just the starting point. Where feasible, the improvements will be duplicated in other areas of the Town, including the Route 9W and New Scotland Avenue corridors. Many businesses are already realizing the potential and opportunities that exist within the Town and we must continue to market the benefits of doing business in Bethlehem. Within the year, Bethlehem will be home to new retail establishments and I anticipate making many more exciting economic development announcements throughout the summer and fall. John Clarkson,

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SCRATCH BASICS Monday April 14 * 2:30-4pm Learn to make a two-player race car game with Scratch—a free and accessible programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab. Grade 4 and up; call 439-9314 to sign up. BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD Monday April 14 * 6:30pm Open to the public. YOUNG AT HEART: YA BOOKS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS Monday April 14 * 7pm Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. New members welcome. Copies available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available. POMPOM POPPERS Tuesday April 15 * 10am Make your own “popgun” for pompoms or marshmallows. Participants must be able to use scissors or bring an adult to help. Grade K and up. HUMAN BATTLESHIP Tuesday April 15 * 2:30pm Bring some friends for a round of this classic game, with a twist—the Battleship is you. Grade 6-12; call 439-9314 to sign up. ORIGAMI CLUB Thursday April 17 * 2pm Learn basic techniques; get help with a special project. Grade K-7. LISTENING PARTY: MARIA SCHNEIDER Thursday April 17 * 7pm Listen to the best in jazz; learn about jazz history; share observations and stories.

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10 Hallwood Rd | Delmar, NY 12054

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Sandy Evans, ABR, GRI, SRES Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Homes SOLD by Sandy in 2013 16 Dana Court, Delmar 58 Hollywood Ave, Albany 7073 Suzanne Lane, Guilderland 42 Jordan Blvd, Delmar 7 Birchwood Place, Delmar 3 Longmeadow Drive, Delmar 123 Westchester Drive N, Delmar 228 Kenwood Ave, Delmar 137 Westchester Drive N, Delmar 1 Center Lane, Delmar 14 Plymouth Av, Delmar

18 Elm Ave, Delmar 15 Leaf Road, Delmar 50 Groesbeck Place, Delmar 26 Harrison Ave, Delmar 29 Center Lane, Delmar 80 Paxwood Road, Delmar 444 Delaware Ave, Delmar 18 Euclid Ave,Delmar 77 Delmar Place, Delmar 45 Delmar Place,Delmar 34 Domenico Drive, Glenmont

149 Bender Lane, Glenmont 395 Old Quarry Road,Selkirk 79 Hasgate Drive,Delmar 53 Beacon Road, Glenmont 316 Elm Avenue, Delmar 39 West Bayberry Road, Glenmont 534 Wemple Road, Glenmont 22 Betwood Street, Albany 72 Lake Camp Way,Grafton 7 Lee Avenue, Guilderland 3168 Woodhaven Drive, Guilderland

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DI PEN 392 Delaware Avenue, Delmar $235,000 Situated in the heart of town, this house has seen a “face lift” & is ready for you! W/lots of square footage, enjoy three bedrooms on the first floor, a large & open dining/living room, an updated kitchen and remodeled bath. Upstairs boasts an additional 600+ sf for the master bedroom with bath and HUGE closet (or home office or nursery). Wraparound front porch to watch the parade!

5 Fernbank Avenue, Delmar

32 Thorndale Road, Slingerlands

Slingerlands Plaza 1365 New Scotland Rd. 273 Elm Ave East, Delmar 512 Townwood Drive, Guilderland 19 Charles Blvd, Delmar 11 Milner Ave, Delmar 37 Oakwood Street, Albany 58 Commonwealth Drive, Glenmont 5 Doris Drive, Scotia 160 Winne Road, Delmar 126 Westchester Drive N, Delmar 16 Haddington Lane, Delmar 16 Fox Hollow Greene, Delmar

119 Darroch Road, Delmar 7075 Suzanne Lane, Guilderland 6 Clarkson Road, Delmar 17 Brookman Ave, Delmar 116 Elsmere Avenue,Delmar 24 McCombe Drive, Delmar 22 Betwood Street, Albany 7075 Suzanne Lane, Guilderland 2359 New Scotland Rd, Voorheesville Homes sold in 2013 as listing and/or buyer agent

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29 Constitution Drive, Glenmont

51 Claremont Road, Voorheesville

$215,000

$399,900

$235,000

$449,900

Center-hall colonial blocks from the four corners. 1,487 sf

4br/3.5 bath. Spacious & sunny Center-hall Colonial in mature Slingerlands neighborhood. Hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen, lovely three-season room, expansive master suite, large private lot.

Lovely Chadwick Square townhome, first floor master suite

3br/3.5 bath. Spacious & uniquely designed Cillis-built custom Cape Cod. Hardwood floors, sun-drenched rooms w/beautiful family room, first floor laundry and master suite, 1.4 acre private lot, 2858 sf

Sandy’s featured listings NG

DI N E P 22 Westover Road, Slingerlands $1,100,000 Spectacular 6br / 7.2ba all-brick Georgian Colonial! Situated on a pristine four-acre lot in a desirable Slingerlands neighborhood, this home boasts nine & ten foot ceilings, a stunning library with wet bar & a winding staircase leading to master suite. The six and eight foot windows bring the glorious terrain to you!

13 York Road, Glenmont $219,900 Two bedroom plus loft Chadwick Square townhouse! Sunny, large eat-in kitchen, furnace was replaced in 2013, windows have been replaced as well as kitchen appliances. Bedrooms are spacious and the loft area is large. Very spacious storage room off of the loft. Master bedroom has a walk-in shower. A private brick patio completes the picture

66 Crescent Creek Way, Bethlehem

534 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont

1780 Delaware Turnpike, Delmar

$289,900

$167,000

$189,900

Situated on a private, professionally landscaped lot, this 3br/2 ba home boasts a spacious eat-in kitchen with plentiful cabinets and counter space as well as a large eat-in area, a open dining/living room with hardwood floors and a cathedral ceiling with great flow for great entertaining, and a beautiful sunroom addition also with a cathedral ceiling and wainscoting.

This 2br/1 ba home boasts newer flooring throughout, a spacious living room, dining room open to the kitchen, newer furnace and a/c (approx. 7 years), spacious laundry room and walk-in closet off the master bedroom.

In this 2br/1 ba home, plan to be greeted by a warm & inviting kitchen that has a gas woodstove, old barn beams & beautiful hickory cabinets. The great room is spacious and has a woodstove surrounded by handpicked stones, and a generously sized area for dining. Beautiful two-acre lot with lots of privacy and minutes to town.

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