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He describes the corrections officers as human beings, with many emotions. Inmates learn to recognize them and play on those emotions when they want something. Once, early in Joe’s career, an inmate asked if he could return sneakers to “22 Cell”. They were borrowed from the man in that cell. It was against regulations to borrow them. And against regulations to open the door so they could be returned. The genuineness of his request touched Joe, and he opened the door to allow the transaction. He decided to bend the rules. Open the Joe Nunziato|C.O. & Author door. The inmate walked to 22 Cell, threw down the Prison guards are all alike. You know what I mean. sneakers, and started a viscous fight. “It was a lesson They’re obnoxious, rude, abusive and power-hungry. learned,” one Joe never made again. And they don’t care about the inmates as people and proper enforcement of rules. At least, that’s the way Another story is from his time at the nearby correctional they are in the movies. So prison guards must be that facility in Coxsackie. It was an event that nearly turned into a riot. Hearing it from Joe made my palms sweat, way in real life, right? my heart beat a little faster. It’s a scary story and one Actually, no. Joe Nunziato, a longtime Glenmont best left to Joe’s storytelling. It involved 80 men and a resident, worked for and retired from the New York State handful of guards. The inmates attacked an officer in Corrections Department after 25 years. And he wants the yard. A second guard locked himself in a console to set the record straight. It turns out that correction area, then attempted to duck out through an escape officers aren’t lazy, cruel and unjust. Joe felt so passionate hatch. Only, the key was still in the console room. He about sharing just what does go on behind prison walls, had to go back. The inmates broke in just as he was

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he wrote a book about it. His book is War Stories. He gives an account of his years at Great Meadow, Sing Sing, Green Haven and Coxsackie correctional facilities. There are stories about the inmates, the officers and the people in charge.

“You shouldn’t believe what you’ve seen of prison guards on television because it couldn’t be further from the truth.”

In fact, Joe heard so many inaccuracies about prison guards, that he tried to address all of them in his book. According to Joe, “You shouldn’t believe what you’ve seen of prison guards on television because it couldn’t be further from the truth. It just isn’t what the guards truly are.” The officers come from all walks of life, from very liberal to conservative and everything between. Most, when you look closely, are good, kind-hearted individuals.

getting the key and retreating. He was badly beaten. On that day the inmates also made it to another group of guards, who were barricaded in an office. They ripped a steal door off its hinges to reach them. Joe, off duty at the time, was involved in the rescue effort. Eventually, the prisoners were overcome. Every guard who was attacked that day left the job and never came back.

Joe tells the story of another near-riot, this one while he was on duty. It was before lock-in, at the end of the Success in this job comes from the relationship held with night. The inmates were in the rec room. There had been the people in prison. He believes that for the guards, some unrest, due to a new lieutenant. She wouldn’t let respect is the most important piece in the relationship with the inmates. He explains that many of these people come from a place of severe poverty. Drug addiction is common. These are people who grew up on the streets, where the strong survive. In order to be in an authority position, you must be strong also. Hatred doesn’t work. Neither does anger. Joe describes his way as how a stern father would treat his son. He was taught three words in his training, “Fair. Firm. Consistent.” Those words rang true to him, and he was determined to use them every day in his career. “It was a very important part of what I did. If I said yes today, I said yes every day. If it was no today, then it’s no tomorrow. You cannot ever change it. If you do, they’ll find a weak spot. Then manipulate you.” 12 FEBRUARY 2011


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the men hang towels over their cells for privacy when using the bathroom. Other changes were made that the inmates didn’t like. Joe knew that something was going on. On one of the bulletin boards, a note had been posted: “Attica is going to happen here.” Chilling words for a guard. Still, he played it cool.

there. The sergeant, disturbed by the mix-up, ordered a report on how he could have had the key all along. Joe happily agreed, sure he would write the report. And, he’d have to include in it how the sergeant had looked there and also not seen the key. “Oh... forget it!” the sergeant said. This is said with a smile and a laugh.

On that night, the bell rang and the guards called out “Let’s go!” It was still. Silent. Not one inmate moved. Then, one of the men leaped on a table, shouting and jumping. The men started cheering. Joe silently backed out of the room. He and the other guard locked themselves into the guard room. The men were yelling, stamping their feet, “We are men and we want to be treated like men!” It was the most scared he ever was on the job. This confrontation didn’t end like Attica. It was peaceful. The men didn’t get any of their demands. But Joe stayed at the prison that night until 3 am, doing paperwork.

Joe Nunziato finishes our time together by saying again how much he dislikes the stereotype of the corrections officer: loud, obnoxious and a jerk. It just isn’t so, he says with a shake of the head. He spent 25 years working with folks in prisons; people who are your neighbor, your aunt or the guy behind you in church. He’s worked with former DJ’s and stockbrokers. One guard he knew was a woman, and shorter than five feet. Tough one, she was. They are all regular people, who quietly do their job, do it well, and then go home at the end of the day. Buy Joe’s book, War Stories. Read it. And you’ll have a whole new perspective on corrections officers, and who they really are.

One of his favorite stories is short, with a happy ending. Understandably, the guards are meticulous about keys. Each has a number of keys and all are accounted for. One night, a key went missing. No one could find it. They all looked on their key rings. Looked again. Still, no key. The sergeant ordered the guards to check each other’s keys. Again, no key. Finally, he came round, and checked each key ring. It was becoming a very serious situation. No one wanted to think about what could happen if a key landed in the hands of an inmate. Then, in checking his keys one last time, the key was

Interview and article by Caroline Barrett

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ASK THE Nicole Bailey, Doctor Of Pharmacy Candidate Jennifer Cerulli, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

What is the difference between brand and generic medications?

How can I find out if there is a generic available for a particular medication? There are many resources available on the FDA’s website that can be utilized by both health care providers and the public. There are links to Drugs@FDA, The Electronic Orange Book, and First Generics (see resources below). Drugs@FDA is a catalog of FDA approved products and their labeling. The Electronic Orange Book details which generic products are equivalent. First Generics can be used for new generic medications because it takes approximately one month for them to appear in The Orange Book. You can also ask your pharmacist or contact your insurance company for information on availability of generic and brand name medications.

How is a Brand Name medication developed and What is the Orange Book? The Orange Book, officially titled approved by the FDA? A brand, or trade name, medication is the original FDA approved drug product. The process for developing a new drug is extensive, time consuming, and very costly. New drugs start with laboratory research then pre-clinical animal studies. Next, the medication goes through a series of clinical human studies. The first phase is in a small group of healthy human participants where the focus is on safety and tolerability. The second phase examines the effectiveness of the medication in a small group of people with the disease the drug is designed to treat. The third phase is a much larger and longer study in which thousands of patients are enrolled. The drug being studied is compared to a placebo or control group who get no medication. During all of these phases information about the safety, adverse reactions, side effects, best dosing, and overall effectiveness of the drug are studied. The FDA monitors all of these phases and post-marketing trials. Post-marketing studies are conducted after the drug is approved to continue to collect information on the long term risks and benefits to determine optimal use of the drug. On average, it take approximately 15 years and 800 million dollars to take one new medication from the laboratory to the pharmacy shelf. Only 1 out of 10,000 new medications investigated actually makes it to the approval phase.

What is a Generic medication? Generic medications are FDA approved to be substituted for the brand name after the brand’s patent expires. To be approved, a generic medication is identical to its brand name counterpart in active ingredients, strength, dosage form, safety, route of administration, quality, effect on the body, and intended use.

What is the Approval Process for a generic medication? Patents, or exclusive rights to producing a medication, on brand name medications can last upwards of 20 years. Once a patent on a brand name medication expires, other companies can then develop the generic product to sell with FDA approval. Generic medications are usually offered at a lower cost than their brand name counterpart. This lower cost is due to the fact that the generic companies do not need to pay to perform all of the initial research and development because the company that made the brand name medication already did. However, the generic company must conduct studies to prove it is bioequivalent to the brand name. This means that blood levels of the generic product are the same as the brand name medication ensuring it is released in the body the same way. A recent study performed by the FDA found that the difference in bioequivalence between a brand and generic drugs are less than four per cent, well within FDA requirements.

How can a generic medication be different from the brand name? The inactive ingredients (fillers), color, shape, size, and other characteristics that do not affect how the medicine is released into the body can be different in the generic product.

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Approved Drug Products With Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, is the authoritative source for determining equivalence of brand and generic medications published by the FDA. It is a list of approved drug products and information on their equivalence for health care professionals and the public. Within this reference medications are given different ratings to indicate if they are considered to be generics or not. Medications that are considered therapeutically equivalent, or an approved generic, that can be substituted will have an A rating.

What do I do once a medication becomes available generically? Many times people are taking a brand name medication for years before a generic equivalent becomes available. Sometimes confusion about what the next steps should be occur. Per New York State law all medications must be filled generically unless specified otherwise by the prescriber. If you do not want to switch to the generic your doctor will have to write a new prescription for the brand only. A benefit of switching to a generic includes a reduced price or copay. For patients with a coverage gap or a cap on their medication spending, choosing generic alternatives can also lower that expenditure.

What if my medication does not have a generic, but I want to lower my cost? There are many medications that do not have generics. However, often there are similar medications within the same class that do have a generic. The question of whether or not you should switch medications should be discussed with your doctor. A benefit would be a lower cost. A disadvantage could be that your condition would need to be monitored to get the correct dose of the new medication.

Understanding Payment, Insurance Co-pay Tiers, and Generic Laws in New York State? Most insurance companies have tiers of co-pays typically with the lowest co-pays being for generic medications and the higher co-pays for brand name medications. New York State requires all medications be filled generically unless specified by the prescriber that the brand name product is necessary. Many times if a generic medication is available and a patient and their provider still want the brand name the insurance companies will charge higher co-pays. Resources:

1. FDA website for information about generics, Orange book & First generics. ucm100100.htm 2. Generic Pharmaceutical Association bioequivalence 3. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America innovation

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Joey’s Flat Iron Steak $19

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Each year, February is designated as Pet Dental Health month — although dental health should be a daily ritual for pet owners all year long. Even though there has been great effort to educate owners about their pet’s dental health, periodontal disease continues to be the most frequently 1886 New Scotland Road diagnosed condition in cats and dogs. The effects Slingerlands can range from bad breath to serious systemic (Next to Olsen’s) disease. According to the American Dental 439-3670 Come play all day at Doggie Daycare! Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by the age of 3 years. Monday thru Fri: 7:30am to 5:30pm / Sat: 9am to 5pm Periodontal disease is progressive inflammation and destruction of the tissues that support the Follow us on teeth including gums, tooth root, enamel and the periodontal ligament, which holds the tooth in the Mailed to over Bethlehem mouth. How does periodontal disease occur? Bacteria Homes and Businesses and food particles adhere to the tooth’s surface to form plaque. Minerals combine with this plaque and online at to form hard calculus referred to as tartar. It’s this buildup of tartar at the gum line that creates gingivitis, the onset of periodontal disease, and ultimately tooth loss. Bad breath is an early and sensitive indicator that harmful bacteria are growing in the mouth. Your pet’s teeth should look white, just like ours. If you see yellow or brown stains, especially around the gum line, there is a problem. If the gum line (where the gums meet the tooth) is red, your pet has gingivitis and should have an evaluation as You can meet our pets available for adoption at the soon as possible. Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, A proper dental prophylactic cleaning for your pet 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. is very similar to your own teeth cleaning. It should If you have questions, please call us at 518/434-8128. include tartar removal by scaling, including under


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the gum line, probing each tooth for disease and finally polishing. Not only will clean teeth make your pet happier and smell better, it can prevent serious internal disease. The bacteria that grow under the gum line with periodontal disease can easily get into the blood stream through the inflamed gums. Bacteria, and the toxins they produce, can cause damage to internal organs. Periodontal disease has been linked to medical conditions such as heart, liver and kidney disease. Your veterinarian can evaluate whether your pet has heart disease or other ailments at the time of the dental cleaning and take the necessary steps to prevent complications. The benefits of a proper dental cleaning far outweigh any risk of anesthesia. Talk with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about the procedure. A recent study showed keeping periodontal disease in check could ould add as much as 20% to your pet’s lifespan.

Very much like your own teeth, prevention and early treatment is the key to good dental health. Preventative care at home has gotten better in the last few years. Keeping your pet’s teeth and gums in good shape has many health benefits in addition to fresh breath. Now is the time to schedule a checkup for your pet to ensure the best dental health possible. Please send all your veterinary questions to Dr. Estra at: or mail them to Ask the Vet c/o Canterbury Animal Hospital 88 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054 88 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY 12054 + 439-2700

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February is...

A letter from Bethlehem Town Hall

American Heart Month American History Month American Macular Degeneration Month Black History Month (or National Afro-American History Month) Boost Your Self Esteem Month Canned Foods Month Expert Success Month International Friendship Month Library Lover’s Month Low Vision Awareness Month Marfan Syndrome Awareness National Cat Health Month National Children’s Dental Health Month National Embroidery Month National Hobby Month National Sign Up for Camp Month National Snack Food Month National Weddings Month National Wild Bird Feeding Month National World Understanding Month Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month Random Acts of Kindness Month Responsible Pet Owner’s Month Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month

Sleep Safety Month Snack Food Month Sweet Potato Month Wise Health Consumer Month Women’s Heart Health Month

Dear Bethlehem Residents and Business Persons: In my State of the Town address I presented what we have accomplished together as a Town over the past year – and where our community should make strides forward in 2011. (You can view the presentation of the State of the Town by going to, then clicking News and Events).

Future accomplishments needed to make Bethlehem a truly sustainable community in terms of fiscal responsibility, quality-of-life and government excellence are: • Development of the Vista Technology Park in Slingerlands now – to achieve new revenues for tax abatement economic development and in a broader sense, job creation. • Further expenditure reductions in the 2012 Budget. • Continued effective working relationships at all levels and in all directions to do the very best we can to always put Bethlehem first. • To make robust and responsible financial investments in our deteriorating water, sewer and facility infrastructure to reduce current and future costs and service delays. • Encourage and, if appropriate, adopt the recommendations of the 20/20 Implementation Advisory Committee regarding: economic development; Town modernization and cost savings, and; intergovernmental cooperation. I am proud of what we (Town Residents and business people, your elected officials, the Planning and Zoning Boards, Town staff and volunteers) have accomplished, and I know we can more than meet the challenges ahead and turn them into opportunities. The notion of opportunity brings me to the following Town of Bethlehem Resident’s Approximate Tax Allocation Chart.

Happiness is

Sometimes it is not understood or recognized that local government, your local government-Bethlehem, provides the public services that directly and extensively impact your lives on a daily basis. And the Town of Bethlehem does that in an outstanding manner and at low cost. On average, 4 percent of your total tax dollars go to town government services: highway, sewer, water, public safety, senior services, parks and recreation and so much more. Sincerely, 30 FEBRUARY 2011

Sam Messina


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In his 60s: swam from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, handcuffed and shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat; the next year, he did a similar feat underwater.

WIn the 20th century, there are few names that tower above all others when it comes to promoting health and fitness as a lifestyle. Jack LaLanne, The Godfather of Fitness was one of them. Jack passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the age of 96. While others live to be 96, his commitment to a healthy lifestyle helped determine the quality of all the years of his life.

And at age 70, he towed 70 boats with 70 people from the Queen’s Way Bridge in Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary — while handcuffed and shackled.

“The only way you can hurt the body is not use it,” LaLanne

said. “Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it’s never too late.”

Through his television show, Jack brought physical fitness to TV viewers (targeting women who were at home during the day) in a non-threatening, noequipment-needed way. I remember watching Jack standing next to a chair, doing leglifts in his tradmark black stretchy jumpsuit. [The best part in my 7 year old opinion was when his dog Happy was on camera...] You can watch those shows on his website Jack was aware from the beginning that some people viewed him as a “crackpot.” He said he decided he needed to perfom stunts in order to prove himself to the masses. He performed his first feat in 1954, when he was 40 and wanted to prove he wasn’t “over the hill.” He swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge — underwater. (He carried two air tanks.) When he turned 43 in 1957, Jack performed more than 1,000 pushups in 23 minutes on the TV show “You Asked For It.” Other feats in his 40s: swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf wearing handcuffs; swimming the Golden Gate Channel while towing a 2,500-pound cabin cruiser; pulling a paddleboard 30 miles from the Farallon Islands to the San Francisco

Most of us would agree that we’d only like to live to be 100 years old if we can be independent and feel good. Maybe our goal shouldn’t be so much about reaching a certain age, but tather to improve our health so we feel great and remain independent throughout our lives. Challenges are always going to be there. Life can be stressful and many of us are over-busy, our jobs are sedentary, and junk food is everywhere and cheap. There’s no magic to it. We have to take time to plan and cook healthy food and move every day. I have clients who are single mothers working full time jobs who make it to classes twice a week. If you’re gonna have an addiction, make it about taking care of yourself – the “high” lasts a lot longer!! :) The good news is that you don’t have to be as active as Jack LaLanne to reap some real benefits! Go for a walk. Learn how to do planks, pushups, strengthen your core so you can get up and down out of chairs and off the floor easily, carry your groceries, take care of yourself and your home.. No one else can make you do it. There’s support out there – find it if you want it, but just go for it! Nancy L. Hallock, RKC, Russian Kettlebell Instructor, BS, CPT 518-275-2058


Are you looking for part-time help? Youth Employment Service (YES) is a free referral program through the Town of Bethlehem that helps community residents find reliable workers throughout the year. YES has a large database of enthusiastic youth who are interested and available for part-time work.

Yard work - Babysitting - Pet sitting - Party Helpers Housework -Tutoring - Retail - Handyman - Office/clerical Call 439-4955 x1608 or email If you are a Bethlehem resident, age 14-21, you can register with Youth Employment Service by logging onto and downloading the registration form from the Youth Employment Service page.

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Hello Bethlehem, I’d like to begin with a quote by John Maxwell

“A great leaders courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion not position.” It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I have this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of The Bethlehem YMCA. It is with the utmost privilege that I am able to represent an organization that I am passionate about and serve such a respected and engaging community as the Bethlehem Area. Although my roots with the Y date back to my childhood with The Albany Y and a camper at Camp Chingachgook, it was the Y’s mission that captured both my heart and mind… and didn’t let go.

Derek Martin

Six years ago I was presented with the opportunity to sit on the Board of Directors of The Guilderland Branch. During these past years I have experienced first hand how the Y Organization has changed the lives of so many children and families. Being a volunteer with the Y has afforded me the opportunity to be part of such terrific events as The Circle of Champs Program, Black and Latino Achievers, The Presidents Award, The Student Educator Breakfast, the Brenda Deere Run, Scholarship Program, Annual Golf Classic and Pinebush Triathlon to name a few. It was during a Y National Conference in Salt Lake City this summer, when I realized that I wanted to immerse myself even more with the Y and their philanthropic, community and civic outreach. With the guidance and support of Guilderland Executive Director Karen Hennet and CEO David Brown I made the decision to close the chapter on a successful twelveyear financial career and follow my passion.

Join the Bethlehem Area YMCA February 14th and we’ll waive the joiner’s fee. (up to $100 value)

Our vision for The Bethlehem Y is to continue to build on an already strong community base by developing our Board of Directors and Volunteer Committees. We are introducing a new program called The Circle of Champs Program. This program is dedicated to improving the lives of children ages 5-15 who have been touched by a life threatening illness. We strive to strengthen our ties with the respected Bethlehem Central School District. With the partnership of BCSD Assistant Principal Scott Landry we will be running a program called ICAN. ICAN will be dedicated to improving the lives of potential at risk youth, foreign transfer students and physically challenged youth. We are also looking to provide new programs and activities for our Active Older Adult community. All of these programs coincide with The Y’s mission of promoting Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Some exciting events we have planned for 2011 are an Indoor Triathlon, a strength and conditioning program for teens, a basketball clinic featuring several Capital District Hall of Famers, a new Y swim team, special appearances by The Albany Devils hockey team, our summer camp. We are also looking to partner with the town to offer our inaugural “Delmar Duathlon”. We look forward to serving our community and I would welcome the opportunity to meet the residents of our Bethlehem Area. Kindest Regards,

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KEEPING KIDS SAFE cellular phone and/or A great thing about kids is their natural trust in people, especially in adults. It’s sometimes hard for parents to teach children to balance this trust with caution. But kids today need to know common-sense rules that can help keep them safe and build the selfconfidence they need to handle emergencies.

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beeper, teach your children these numbers as well. How to walk confidently and stay alert to what’s going on around them. To walk and play with friends, not alone. To refuse rides or gifts from anyone, unless it’s someone both you and your child know and trust. To tell a trusted adult immediately if anyone, no matter whom, touches them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.


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Greetings fellow readers, Winter in the “great Northeast” is one of unpredictable frigid, blizzardy, blustery, and often blue sky screaming days! What a start to 2011! Shoveling, scraping, bundled in layers…snow days. Isn’t it ironic the reaction that the words “snow day” gets depending on one’s age? Snow day…the joyful anticipation of the day off from school transposed in later life to getting up an hour earlier to scrape the car & shovel the driveway! But winter in the great Northeast is also one that provides endless opportunities for adventure. Cross country skiing, snowboarding, skating, sledding, building snow forts, and snow people, and settling in with a good book! I love the look in my yard after a new fallen snow. I love to watch the variety of birds dart about my birdfeeders under snow covered boughs. My granddaughter Trinity, her daddy, Ryan and my husband recently returned from sledding and snowman creating (well, actually creating a Mommy and Daddy snowman) at the Town Park. I was literally “under the weather” that day but after their return, and viewing photos of the adventure and hearing the tales of fun in the snow, I got to cuddle in my chair with a lapful of books, Trinity and a cup of hot tea. Her choices consisted of tales of snowmen, polar bears, penguins and sledding adventures. A few titles: “Snow Bear” by Miriam Moss, “Tacky the Penguin” by Helen Lester, Kevin O’Malley’s “Straight to the Pole” and one of her favorites “The Singing Snowbear” by Carol Grigg. You know, I also cherished those special times with my little dog Riley in my lap as I read my next installment of Tess Gerritsen, Michael Connelly or James Patterson mysteries. For those of you who are store patrons, I must share some sad news…my beloved dog, and official store greeter, Riley, past away on January 3rd. It was sudden, and unexpected. He was 10 1/2 years old. He brought joy to so many and I am thankful for each day that I had him with me, especially here at the shop. I have shared many a tissue with those who have come in looking for him recently. For your tears and kind words, thank you! In reflecting upon Riley, I thought of some wonderful “dog” books here in the shop…such as Mark Levin’s book, “Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Love and Anguish”, Josh Grogan’s, “Marley

& Me”, “Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale” by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, “A Friend Like Henry: The True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog Who Unlocked His World” by Nuala Gardner and for younger readers: “Stone Fox” by John Gardiner, “Old Yeller” by Fred Gipson, “Sounder” by William H. Armstrong, “Shiloh” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Jim Kjelggard’s, “Snow Dog”. February is a month dedicated to Black History, American Heart Association & Valentine’s Day. We have several books that might be of interest to you in these areas right here at the shop. We have an ever growing History section, Health, Diet & Nutrition section and over 1,300 romance novels with 100+ paranormal romances as well. During February we will be featuring Romance authors Fern Michaels, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel at an additional 10% off. Since children are off during President’s week why not have your child read about a President, First Lady, founding historical figure or historical fiction chapter book? We have a great selection of historical fiction in our young reader/ young adult section of the shop that may give interesting insight for your reader into life in America long ago. Reinforce your child’s reading interest by setting the example. If they see you reading, they may be inclined to pick up a book for enjoyment too. If you don’t know where to start when looking for new children’s books…why not check out these sites: www. or fun/book-gallery. You can always come into Tattered Pages, where I would be more than glad to help your child find just the right book. We currently have around 4,000 books for toddlers to teens. Hot book request from customers recently: “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom, “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay, “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen (being made into a movie) and the classic detective novel, “The Moonstone” by Wilkie Collins. In closing...when temperatures drop…warm up with a great book! Besides great fiction selections, we have a great selection of cookbooks (from soups and casseroles to cakes and cookies), craftbooks (knitting, crocheting, needlework and quilting), hobby books (decorating, to card games, to chess) and self-help books (parenting, diet, fitness, organizational, wedding planning, relationship books) to help you better enjoy those long winter days and nights. Until next month… stay warm, stay healthy, and whatever your choice… happy reading!

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FINANCIAL FOCU$ Financial Gifts Can Bring Smiles on Valentine’s Day Each Valentine’s Day, Americans spend millions of dollars on candy and flowers. These are fine gifts, but after the chocolates are eaten and the roses have wilted, Valentine’s Day will just be a pleasant memory. But if you want to give a present that can benefit your valentine for years to come, why not give a financial gift?

Here are a few creative ideas for doing just that: ~Give shares of stock. Like everyone else, your valentine no doubt enjoys certain products or services. So why not give her or him shares of stock in the businesses that produce those goods and services? Your valentine will enjoy being an owner and may well use this newfound stock ownership to develop a greater interest in investing — and investing can help all of us work toward our financial goals. (Keep in mind that, if you are giving away shares of your own stock, you should take note of your original purchase price; this information will be needed for tax purposes should your gift recipient ever sell the shares.) ~Contribute to an IRA. Does your valentine contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA? If so, he or she is making a wise move, because an IRA is one of the best taxadvantaged ways to save for retirement. Consequently, you’ll be doing your valentine a great service by helping him or her fund an IRA. (While you can’t directly invest in someone else’s IRA, you can write that person a check for the same purpose.) For the 2010 and 2011 tax years, the IRA contribution limit is $5,000, or $6,000 for investors 50 and older. And contributions for 2010 can be made right up until the tax-filing deadline.

~Make a debt payment. You might want to volunteer to pay your valentine’s car payment or credit card payment for a month, and then encourage your valentine to put the savings to work in an investment. The more debts any of us have, the less we have to invest for our future. ~Check your beneficiary designations. If your valentine also happens to be your spouse, you’ll be doing him or her a favor by making sure the beneficiary designations are correct on your insurance policies and investment accounts. Through all the events of life — marriage, remarriage, new children — these designations can become outdated, so you’ll want to keep them current. By following any or all of these suggestions, you can help make sure your loved one will feel the glow of this year’s Valentine’s Day far into the future.

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~Make a charitable gift in your valentine’s name. Your valentine may well support certain charitable, educational or civic groups. By making a contribution to one or more of these groups, and designating the gift in your valentine’s name, you will be doing a good thing for your valentine, for the charity — and for yourself, too, because your gift may earn you some tax benefits. If you simply give cash, you can write off part of the value of your gift if it’s made to tax-qualified charitable organization. And if you give an appreciated asset, such as stock, you’ll also avoid paying capital gains taxes, because when the stock is sold, it will be the charity, not you, taking the gain. 43

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balance massage studio Balance Massage Studio, Inc. one of Delmar's best kept secrets is now in their 10th year at Main Square Shoppes. Owner Denise Mason along with the talented staff, Mary Panza(voted #1 in Metroland's reader poll 2010), Sarah Bowman, Caitlin Lennon, Sonja Condon, Constance Medina and Yasmine Perez are all NYS licensed and hold advanced certification in their areas of expertise. Upon entering Balance you will start the relaxation experience by noticing wonderful yet not overpowering aromas of essential oils and candles. The decor is a casual and relaxed style that is non gender specific. The tables are heated and the music relaxing, "No frills, just comfort", says Mason Whether you are new to massage or a regular massage recipient, the talented staff at Balance provide a wide selection of body and energy work to choose from. The focus is on the client and the Staff is available to answer any questions about the different modalities. Today more and more people are turning to body and energy work as a way to reduce stress and regain a sense of "balance" in their lives. We offer affordable pricing, wellness packages, customized sessions and convenient hours making it possible to include bodywork as a means for better health and wellness. Western Modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal Massage,Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Couples Massage and their speciality Hot Stone Massage. Also offered are ThaiYoga massage, Shiatsu and Energy Healing sessions of Chakra Balancing, Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy. Exploring any of the modalities is highly encouraged as each has something special to offer. Any of these services can be combined for a more customized session. Giving back to the community has always been big to the Balance Staff. We are able to donate gift certificates and gift baskets to local schools and charities for silent auctions and various fundraisers. In the past our annual open house has raised funds for Families in need from the Northeast Parent and Child Society and for the past two years has collected food for the Bethlehem Food Pantry. This past holiday season was a great success, thanks to our clients. Another way we like to give back is by keeping it local in Delmar. We are expanding our Valentine's special to include two local small businesses, Make me a Cake Next Door and Hidden Cafe. Partnering in this way let's us spread the good word about their wonderful offerings and helps support the locals. It's a win win for everyone. Balance Massage Studio, Inc. 316 Delaware Ave. Main Square Shoppes Delmar, NY 475-9999 Open 7 days a week 44 FEBRUARY 2011

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When to see a doctor You may not be aware that a cavity is starting, so visiting your dentist regularly is your best protection against cavities and tooth decay. However, a toothache or tooth pain is commonly a telltale sign of a cavity. If your teeth or mouth hurts, visit your dentist as soon as possible. In addition to pain, contact your dentist if you develop any of these signs or symptoms: ■Red, tender or swollen gums ■Bleeding gums ■Gums that are pulling away from your teeth, which may make your teeth seem longer ■A bad taste in your mouth ■Unexplained bad breath ■Loose teeth ■Changes in the way your top and bottom teeth touch ■Sensitivity to sweet, hot or cold foods or beverages ■Pain that causes you to avoid brushing or cleaning certain teeth or areas If a cavity is treated before it starts causing pain, you probably won’t need extensive treatment. That’s why it’s important to have regular dental checkups and cleanings even when your mouth feels fine. By the time you notice symptoms, the damage is getting worse. 49

Grocery Shopping Weekly grocery shopping for Seniors residing in Elsmere, Delmar, Slingerlands, North Bethlehem and Marie Rose Manor. Weeks alternate between shopping at Hannaford in Delaware Plaza and Price Chopper in Slingerlands. For more nformation, contact the Senior Services Department at 439-5770, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 50 FEBRUARY 2011



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Keep your family SAFE AND WARM this winter by scheduling your HEATING SYSTEM TUNE-UP today!

Although there's not much that can be done to lower the price of natural gas this winter, there are some no- or low-cost things you can do to save on your gas bill. Having a professional energy audit of your home can also help identify additional ways to tighten up your home and save on your heating bills. Reduce thermostat setting to 68 degrees. Reducing your thermostat setting can substantially lower your heating costs. Set back thermostat at night and when you leave home. Setting the thermostat back 10 degrees at night or when the house will be unoccupied can save up to 15% on heating costs. Install a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to reduce your home's temperature at night and during the day and still have the home warm when you wake up or come home from work. Change furnace filter monthly. Clogged furnace filters lower the heater's efficiency by preventing proper airflow through the furnace. Low-cost filters are available from your local hardware store.

Have furnace "tuned up" annually. Having your furnace cleaned and tuned annually helps the heating system operate safely and efficiently. Tuning may involve resetting the fuel-air mixture for proper combustion as well as cleaning of the blower and burners. Let sunshine in south windows. Open drapes on the south side of your home during winter days and close them at night. Sun angles are low in winter, allowing substantial solar heating through all south windows. Check and replace weather stripping on doors and windows. Air leaks around faulty weather stripping on doors and windows not only make your home drafty but they also increase heating costs.

Close storm windows and doors. Storm windows installed over primary windows are almost as good as doublepane windows for reducing heat loss, but they only work if they are kept closed. Lower the thermostat set point on your water heater. Keep water temperatures at about 120 degrees. You can check your water temperature by carefully placing the back of your hand under a steady stream of hot water—if you can't keep your hand there, your water is too hot. Reduce hot water use. Reducing hot water use reduces the cost of heating water. Low-flow showerheads save water and energy. Using the cold water setting on your washing machine and repairing leaky faucets will save on water and water-heating costs.


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Putting a Face on Local Businesses DISCOVER WORK THAT MATTERS Sandra Gardner, life coach and founder of Discover Work That Matters, helps mid-career people discover and fulfill their life’s purpose so they can end the pain of “Heart Sink Sunday Nights” and create a fulfilling career doing the work they are meant to do. Visit DiscoverWorkThatMatters. com to get your free audio download, “How To Find Your True Calling and Make Money Authentically: 5 Tools To Help You Discover The Work You Are Meant To Do.” or call (707) 733-3728

Key Bank Voorheesville

KeyBank’s Voorheesville branch is one of the highest performing offices in the region. Led by branch manager Jamie Casterlin, the staff has more than 90 years’ experience, offering the full range of KeyBank’s services from investment management to retail and commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the Bethlehem and Voorheesville communities. “We have wonderful relationships with our clients and truly enjoy serving the Voorheesville and Bethlehem communities,” said Casterlin. In addition to the Voorheesville office, Key has branch locations at Four Corners, Elsmere and Glenmont that also serve the Bethlehem community.

Mercato’s Bar and Restaurant Welcome to Mercato’s Bar and Restaurant, located at 155 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY. Originally built in 1997, Mercato’s in now the first joint venture for brothers Tony and Ayhan Celik. Serving classic homemade italian cuisine from pizza to seafood, with a full bar and warm atmosphere. We have a banquet room and can meet your specific needs and budget. We bake our own bread, mouth watering marinara sauce and all the menu items made to order. We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Contact us for more information at 475 7777 or visit us online at

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The Bethlehem Historical Association’s February meeting will held on Thursday, February 17 at 2:00pm, at the Cedar Hill School House, located on the corner of Clapper and River Roads in Selkirk.

40th Annual DAR Antiques Show & Sale The Tawasentha Chapter of the NSDAR proudly announces our 40th annual Antiques Show and Sale.

Saturday, 2/19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 2/20 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Academy of the Holy Names, 1075 New Scotland Road, Albany, New York. Admission will be $5.00. We will have appraisers available and wonderful homemade food at the Kalico Kitchen.

Since what most of us know of South Africa is based only on what we have read and that which we have seen on television news, this program should be informative as well as entertaining. Lois Dillon will share her slides from a recent trip to that country. The public is invited to join us as we spend a pleasant afternoon learning what a beautiful and interesting country South Africa is. As always, refreshments will be served.

As a local group we provide scholarships to local college bound seniors, high school students and middle school students in the area of American History and for good citizenship to our community. In addition we present displays during Constitution Week, American History Month and Women’s History Month. We recently donated a tree to Eagle elementary school. These activities are made possible through this antique show. All proceeds of this antique show go toward funding various projects for education, historic preservation and veteran’s issues. For those women who are eligible to join the Daughters of the American Revolution, there will be a membership table set up with contact information and assistance.

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Bethlehem Library Calendar HIKING GRAND TETON Sunday February 6 * 2pm Mountaineer and Delmar native Tom Denham talks about is latest climbing expedition to Grand Teton. BOOK DISCUSSION: HUNGER Monday February 7 * 6:30pm Teens and adults will talk about Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler. (The author will give a talk at the library on Sunday February 27 at 2:30pm.) PAJAMA-RAMA Tuesday February 8 * 6:30pm Stories, songs and dancing—wear your PJs! Children up to age 6 and families. AFTER DINNER BOOKS Wednesday February 9 * 7pm In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: a memoir by Neil White. Copies available at the information desk. New members welcome.

TEEN TIME Friday February 18 * 3-4:30pm Guitar Hero, DDR, Wii, and games for grade 6 and up. SATURDAY STORIES Saturday February 19 * 11am Stories, songs and activities for children up to age 6 & families. A LITTLE SUNDAY MUSIC Sunday February 20 * 2pm Songs of Nature—soprano Anne Agresta Dugan and mezzosoprano Heather Baird. HUNGER GAMES: WILL YOU SURVIVE? Monday February 21 * 3pm Archery, camouflage, survival skills, trivia, prizes. Program theme is the book by Suzanne Collins. Grade 6 and up. MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES Monday February 21 * 7pm Scott Pilgrim vs. the World PG-13, 112 minutes. Teens & adults.

ANIME/MANGA/COSPLAY CLUB Thursday February 10 * 3:30pm All things anime, manga, video games, comics, costumes. Hang out and talk with other teens. Grade 6 and up.

DINO-PALOOZA Tuesday February 22 * 2:30pm Dinosaur movie, crafts and stories for kids and families.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: RAISING A GREEN FAMILY Thursday February 10 * 7pm Tips on living green, green shopping, and green cleaning with Barb Stevens of Cornell Cooperative Extension. (parents and caregivers)

RAINBOW FAIRIES BALL Wednesday February 23 * 2:30pm Dancing and crafts. Dress as your favorite Fairy. Age 5-10 with family; call 439-9314 to register.

TEEN TIME Friday February 11 * 3-4:30pm Guitar Hero, DDR, Wii, and games for grade 6 and up.

POKEMON, BAKUGAN AND MORE Thursday February 24 * 10:30am Bring your cards and action figures; meet and greet other fans. Grade K-12.

VALENTINE’S DAY BINGO Saturday February 12 * 11am (families) Playing pieces are hearts, of course—don’t eat ‘em till later! FROM A TO WII—SOCIAL NETWORKING BASICS FOR THE REST OF US Saturday February 12 * 2:30pm Get oneon-one help from a teen coach. Learn how to navigate social networking technologies. DAYBOOKS Monday February 14 * 1:30pm In an Instant by Lee Woodruff. Copies available at the information desk. New members welcome. BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD Monday February 14 * 6:30pm * open to the public THE CHILDREN’S CIRCLE Thursday February 17 * 6:30pm Stories, songs, crafts and toys for special needs children and their families. Call Jennifer Hanley at 439-9314 ext. 3031 if you have questions about your child’s specific needs. LISTENING PARTY Thursday February 17 * 7pm Listen to and talk about the Police album Zenyatta Mondatta. Librarian Michael Farley will provide background and facilitate discussion. PRESCHOOL PICNIC Friday February 18 * 11am Bring a lunch or a snack for an indoor picnic. Watch movies and do crafts. (pre-K and families)

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PET FIRST AID Thursday February 24 * 7pm Tara Estra, DVM will talk about how to be better prepared for a pet medical emergency. MOVIE MORNING Friday February 25 * 11am Ramona and Beezus (G, 103 minutes) AUTHOR TALK: JACKIE MORSE KESSLER Sunday February 27 * 2:30pm Paranormal/fantasy writer reads from and talks about her young-adult novel Hunger. Q and A follows. PAJAMA-RAMA Monday February 28 * 6:30pm Stories, songs and dancing—wear your PJs! Children up to age 6 and families. Louise Grieco - Public Information Specialist Bethlehem Public Library 439-9314 *

Bethlehem Soccer Club

Registration for the Spring 2011 Recreation Season To register for the Spring Recreation season, please go to Detailed registration instructions are available at the club wesite: Cost is $70 per player if registration is completed by March 1st 2011. Payments may be made by Check or Visa/Mastercard.

To be eligible, players must be born before December 1st, 2006. Everybody plays. Since the program is for fun, all players play a minimum of half of every game.

Email questions to:

SCREAMS Students Craving Really Exciting Activities at the Middle School

Valentine Dance/Skating Party

A Valentine Dance / Ice Skating Party will be held Friday, February 11, 7-9pm at the Elm Ave. Park Skating Rink and Warming Area. This FREE event is open to all Middle School students who reside in the Town of Bethlehem or Bethlehem Central School District. The evening will feature a DJ, dancing and ice skating (weather permitting, please bring your own skates).

13th Annual


Chicken Barbeque Saturday,

March 5th, 2011 Bethlehem High School Cafeteria 700 Delaware Ave. Delmar

Eat In 4:30-6:30p OR

The snack bar will be open. Chaperones are needed. Please contact Jason Gallo at 439-4955 x1604 if you can help chaperone.

February Ski Club Trips

Take Out 4 - 6:00p

Chicken Dinner $10 Rib Dinner $12 Youth Chicken Dinner $8 Dinners include baked potato, coleslaw & roll

Vegetable Lasagna $10

Half Chicken $7

Silent Auction / Delicious Baked Goods

for Middle School and High School Age Students

February 5 Mt. Snow #####

February 19 Okemo

To sign up see Mr. Tyler (RM 142) at the Middle School or Mr. Mooney (RMB113) at the High School. Club Dues are $10.00 and permission slip is required. For specific trip information visit the ski club link at:

Contact Jeannie Herzog 475-1493 All proceeds to BCHS Lab School educational programs.


518.598.3434 58 FEBRUARY 2011

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10am to 2pm Tues thru Fri Limited Time Only

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FREE Delivery 5 mile radius

15% OFF your entire bill

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$5.00 OFF Any purchase of $30.00 or more

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Expires 2/28/11 Delivery or Dine in. Cannot be combined with other offers.





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