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JUNE 2013


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Delivering a Higher Standard of Real Estate My goal, if you are a seller, is to sell your property in the shortest amount of time for the most amount of money. If you are a buyer, find you a property and be actively involved with you from "contract to closing".

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231 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054

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ummer is almost here and with summer comes a lot of home preparation, inside and out. Make your life better so you can enjoy the great weather by getting some projects done around the house in the simplest way possible: have someone else handle it! One easy is to call a local company like Scrapster to take away your unwanted junk, furniture, broken or outdated appliances, plus any scrap metal type items along with household garbage and yard waste. There are a lot of choices out there for both homeowners and businesses, but we recommend you work with someone who is insured, has USDOT numbers on their trucks and ideally can be found in either the phone book or through a company website. Scrapster fits the bill across the board, and a major advantage to using a company like us, for example, is that we always separate out the scrap metal when we are on a clean out job, which helps reduce costs significantly in most cases. We have 4 trucks ready to go wherever your job is. We break down and recycle EVERYTHING possible, from the motor out of a washing machine to the electric cords off of a desk lamp. So many things fall under the umbrella of scrap metal that people don’t usually associate with “scrap”,

such as car batteries, wire and extensions cords, bicycles, pots and pans, smaller appliances like hair dryers and of course, one of main focuses: household electronics such as computers, DVD players and more. Here at Scrapster we are asked every single day things like “So…how do you make any money picking up appliances for free?” or “You’ve probably seen bigger messes than my garage, tell me you have, right”? There are no secrets here: we are as efficient as possible when we schedule our pick up loops (“runs”) to include as many stops as possible within the same area. This is how we can pick up that microwave for Mrs. Griffin on one stop and then fill half the truck with the items from the Simpsons garage on the next. And as for that crazy garage, we have seen it all, just about, and the best part is that they always look dramatically better in the end. We look forward to hearing from you. Scrapster is family owned local business which provides a NO COST scrap metal and appliance pick up and removal service. We also offer LOW COST junk removal, TV removal and clean outs. Everything is properly recycled, disposed of or donated. We are convenient, reliable, insured, and we do all the work. Give us a call today at (518) 505-5055 or visit our website at

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&Now The LaGrange Farm By Susan E. Leath

Today the cemetery is encircled by Vista Boulevard.

100 beaver skins and 250 pounds sterling were what it took to buy large tracts of land at the turn of the 17th century in what was to become the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland. In 1686 Omie de LaGrange purchased half of the Van Baal patent from Jan Hendrickse Vroman and in 1716, with partner Simones Vedder, purchased the remaining half – a total of 69,000 acres. LaGrange and his brother Isaac soon settled on a large piece near the Normanskill and began to make a living. LaGrange married Annatie DeVries and raised a family. He was described as “a true pioneer, a man of strength and courage, farmer, hunter, trapper; he founded a family which holds prominent place in the county as men of affairs and large land owners.” Other settlers soon followed, leasing their farms from LaGrange. This did not set well the Patroon of Rensselaerwyck Manor who also laid claim to the property. The VanRensselaer’s filed suit. The case took years to resolve with the court finally

The barn was moved closer to the old LaGrange farm house in 2012.


ruling in favor of the Va n Re n s s e l a e r ’s in 1776. The LaGranges, Vedders and 63 settlers were now without “estate or home”. The LaGranges especially found themselves tenants on property they had owned for over 75 years. Time of course marches on and the results of the Anti-Rent War of the 1840s made them owners again. LaGrange’s descendants farmed this land until 1954 when it was sold out of the family. Some of those descendants include Christian I. LaGrange (1779-1848) and his wife Jamima LaGrange (1796-1828) who are buried in the family cemetery. That cemetery now finds itself in the center of a soon-to-be busy roundabout in the Vista Technology Park. Another descendant, Ella LaGrange McBride (1875-1955) received recognition in 1939 as a Double Century Farmer. In 1947 Ralph Mosher leased land from Dr. Garry McBride (son of Ella LaGrange McBride). Many remember the buzz of planes taking off from the turf landing strip of Mosher’s Tri-Village Airport. The airport, located in the vicinity of today’s Shop Rite, closed in 1984. As Bethlehem looks forward to the future and the benefits of the Vista Technology, it is fitting to remember the past, the farmers and forward thinkers that have contributed to our town’s heritage. Sometimes this history is hiding in plain sight; a family cemetery along the road, a farmhouse among the suburban homes or barn among commercial buildings. Note: All quotes are from Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs published in 1911 by Cuyler Reynolds.

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BETHLEHEM CEMETERY 286 Kenwood Ave. (At the intersection of Elsmere Ave.)

Families asked for a place where names of loved ones could be engraved, even if they were not interred at Bethlehem Cemetery. We heard you, and this memorial will be placed in our Tribute Garden for Spring 2013 engraving. Families asked for a scattering area and a meaningful service at that place. We heard you, and we will place an in-ground scattering vessel in Spring 2013. A certified celebrant is on staff to create the perfect tribute service for your loved one.

Everyone deserves a place to be remembered. A place for special days to honor a life, also a place for every day, forever.

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Message from the Supervisor One of the most vital functions of town government is to regulate land use and oversee development. A number of new projects are coming forward in Town and I want to make sure that Bethlehem residents are well informed in this area. Bethlehem has had zoning laws since the 1940’s, a Comprehensive Plan since 2005, and today is both a model of modern planning as well as a good example of the pressures and opportunities facing growing suburban towns. Bethlehem’s population is not only growing, it is also growing “grayer” – following the national trend of an aging population. We are going to have more empty-nesters and seniors looking for housing options other than a traditional single family home. Planning is essential to ensure that the Town develops in a manner that meets community goals and preserves the town’s character. Since the adoption of the “Comp Plan” in 2005, the Town’s Zoning has been revised several times, new studies have been done, and economic and demographic conditions have changed. Accordingly, last year a Citizen’s Committee to Assess the Comp Plan (CPAC) was established to ensure that the Plan’s goals are being met, broadly shared, and that the public is informed on these issues. Although Bethlehem was affected by the economic slowdown during the last decade, the pressures of growth are returning, and a variety of new development proposals are coming forth, including many for apartments, condos, and townhomes. While one of the Comp Plan’s primary goals is to allow for more housing choices, particularly those appealing to empty nesters and seniors, it does not answer the question, how much is enough? That’s a question that the Town Board will need to address in a variety of ways in the coming months and years. The CPAC citizen’s committee held 9 public meetings that were recorded and webcast. In related outreach, a series of community town hall meetings were held during the first four months of 2013 in Selkirk, Glenmont, Delmar/Elsmere, North Bethlehem, and Slingerlands to gather public input on topics affecting those areas, including local development, which was 26

always an issue of high interest. The CPAC committee reports on June 12 with a series of action items to be considered by the Town Board. At the same time, a major development proposal known as Wemple Corners is coming before the Town Board. This proposed project at the intersection of Wemple Road and Route 9W would involve a rezoning of 95 acres to allow new office space and retail development, and 526 residential units: 56 Townhouses, 80 Condos, 240 apartments and 150 senior apartments. We want you to be informed about this proposal, including the review process and opportunities for public meetings. The first step in this process is review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which describes the project in detail, including its impacts on transportation, natural resources and town services, and proposed mitigation of these impacts. There will be a hearing on the DEIS at the Town Board meeting on June 26 (6pm). The Town website ( includes information on CPAC, including video of its meetings, copies of presentations and background information. There is also a special website page on the Wemple Corners project, providing a great deal of information. This is just the beginning of the Town Board’s consideration of Wemple Corners, and in addition to reviewing the environmental impact statement, the Town Board will need to consider a proposed rezoning for the project. We also plan to hold a Glenmont Community Town Hall on the topic in the fall (date and location to be arranged). You can keep informed through the website, or call the Supervisor’s office for information (439-4955, ext. 1164). Development and growth are facts of life in Bethlehem and elsewhere and we want to do all we can to ensure that we do not lose the quality of life that has attracted so many to our community in the first place. The key to meeting this challenge is planning, disclosure and public involvement. I urge everyone who is interested to follow this process closely and let us know your thoughts.

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PREVENTING EQUITY LOSS WHEN SELLING A HOME Bethlehem, NY – The local real estate market is improving and many homeowners are considering selling their homes for the first time due to the increased market activity. It is important to take the correct steps when selling a home to maximize your return. While there are many mistakes that can be made, the number one most costly mistake in this market is PRICING. In a fast changing market, finding the correct price to list a home for the maximum return is difficult. Two recent examples of how pricing your home incorrectly could cost you literally tens of thousands of dollars, drive this point home. John is a client of mine that we closed 3 weeks ago. We sold his home in a week for $345,000 with multiple offers. After the closing he said to me “You know the other real estate agent told me I would be lucky to get $300,000.” This week we went contract on a home at $199,000 after 7 days on the market. Again the seller said to me “The other real estate agent I met with told me I should list at $189,000.” Imagine if these sellers had taken the first advice they received and listed at lower prices? They would have lost at least $55,000 in equity and not even known it. On top of that, they probably would have thanked their real estate agents for selling their homes so quickly. The agents likely would have bragged they received 100% of list price as well! So how does this happen? It happens because pricing a home in a volatile market is difficult and not all real estate agents understand the changing dynamics involved. Home evaluation is a specialty, so why not have a home valuation specialist value your home before you put it up for sale? Currently, for me to obtain my real estate salesperson license requires me to take a 75 hour qualifying course of which only a small portion is devoted to home evaluation. Suddenly after this short class a real estate salesperson is qualified to provide homeowners with a “market analysis” of their home’s value. To become a real estate appraiser that specializes in valuations only is a little more rigorous. For me to obtain my general appraisal certification I had to take 180 hours of specialized valuation classes and spend 3,000 hours of specialized property valuation experience under the guidance of an experienced appraiser. There was also a state audit and exam, before the state would grant me an appraisal license to value property. A specialist will always outperform a generalist. Putting the right price on your home can literally save you thousands of dollars. So be sure to hire an appraiser or make sure your real estate agent holds an appraisal license. With the changing market we have been inundated with property valuation requests. If you are thinking of selling the following site will provide a free instant home evaluation. Of course a more accurate in person appraisal should be completed as well, but this will give you an idea of your home’s value at For a more detailed update on current real estate market conditions or the value of your home in call or email us anytime. K Kevin Clancy has been providing real estate appraisal aand brokerage services in the Capital District for the past 118 years. A NYS real estate broker, general certified real estate appraiser, and best selling author, Kevin received an undergraduate degree n in marketing from Siena College and an MBA from the University at Albany. He resides in Altamont with his wife and twoo daughters. Kevin can be reached in thee office at 518-861-7016. m

Congratulations Class of 2013 Summer is Back, The Patio is Open and It’s Time For Live Music at Swifty’s! Live Saturday Nights 8:00-11:00pm 6/8 The Big Idea A Fantastic Quartet of Veteran Musicians. Lifelong pro musicians simply playing the music they love. R&B, Funk, and Blues. Covers by Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Steely Dan to name a few, plus really tasty originals thrown in.

6/15 The Wheel Delmar’s own “The Wheel” Features Andy the Music Man. Often known for his solo children’s music, this set will feature his full band playing music they love. A really strong vocal band playing the music of the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and other great American Rock n’ Roll Artists.

6/29 Katsura Energetic Female fronted band from Delmar. Eclectic range from rock, to alternative to folk to pop. Everything from Johny Cash to 80’s pop. All done wit it’s own flare, plus a strong list of originals. It’s Back- Tuesdays Starting 6/18 8:00-11:00pm


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Powered by Community From The Bethlehem Y Board of Managers and Bethlehem Y Leadership Staff

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The Bethlehem YMCA has a slogan that describes its mission. It’s not a catch phrase and it’s not a sales pitch. It’s a philosophy of what the Y is all about, because it is truly much more than a gym. The YMCA strengthens our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. To help support our mission, we rely on the generous contributions of people and businesses in the community to our Reach Out For Youth scholarship program. The largest part of our fund raising effort is our annual golf tournament which this year is being held on August 5th at Wolfert’s Roost Country Club. All the money raised by the Bethlehem Y is kept right here in our community to help our neighbors and friends. We never turn anyone away because


they are unable to pay to take advantage of all the Y has to offer. Last year we helped thousands of people from low income families through Reach Out For Youth and the need is growing. Our Y board members and staff are reaching out to business and community leaders asking them to support this program by making donations to purchase sponsorships at the annual golf outing. There are ten sponsorship opportunities that range from tee sponsor to event sponsor, with a broad range of donations. This tournament is a fun, tremendous event for a great cause that benefits people in our town. Every dollar and every swing helps us achieve our mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

If you are interested in donating to Reach Out For Youth by being a sponsor of our annual golf tournament, please contact Bethlehem Y Executive Director Derek Martin at 439-4394, or stop by the front desk at the Y.

New Pool Scoreboard The latest addition to the Bethlehem YMCA is a beautiful new scoreboard for the aquatics center. Members of the Bethlehem Area YMCA Rays swim team worked hard raising money to fund the purchase and installation of the scoreboard, along with lane sensors. The scoreboard will be a great addition for the BAY Rays swim meets.

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JUNE CRAZY HAIR STORYTIME Monday June 3 * 10:30am Crazy-hair stories and a hair-crazing craft. Age 3 and up with parent/caregiver. TEEN ADVISORY GROUP Monday June 3 * 6pm TAG meets monthly to talk about teen programs and activities at the library. Today we’ll also watch a movie and use MuVChat to text comments that appear on the screen. Grade 6-12. RESTOCKING YOUR RESUMÉ Wednesday June 5 * 7pm Learn about the variety of educational and workforce development programs available in the Capital Region. Presenter Matt Grattan is Executive Director of Workforce Development at SCCC.

CALENDAR LEGO CLUB Thursday June 27 * 7pm Build things; build friendships! Kids and families. SUMMER CINEMA Friday June 28 * 2:30pm Family film: call 439-9314 for details. LIBRARY CENTENNIAL: COMMUNITY PARTY Saturday June 29 2-5pm: Geurtze BBQ on the Green (rain or shine) with music by Playing With Fire (call 439-9314 for BBQ ticket information); 2:159pm: minigolf in the library; 5 and 7pm: family film screening.

Louise Grieco Public Information Specialist

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Friday June 7 * 10am Sing, play instruments and dance with your children age 2-6. HOME OF THE BRAVE Friday June 7 * 1pm Lost Radio Rounders Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck perform songs of soldiers and sailors. Cosponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. DAYBOOKS Monday June 10 * 1:30pm The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen. New members welcome. Copies available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available. BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD Monday June 10 * 6:30pm Open to the public. PAJAMA-RAMA Tuesday June 11 * 7pm Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend for stories and fun before bed. Up to age 6 with family/friends; all abilities welcome. AFTER DINNER BOOKS Wednesday June 12 * 7pm A Simple Murder by Eleanor Kuhns. New members welcome. Copies available at the information desk. Audio copies may also be available. FATHER’S DAY STORIES AND SONGS Thursday June 13 * 7pm Bring your Dad and join librarian Cathy and her father for a special storytime and sing-along. Up to age 8 with family. LEGO CLUB Friday June 14 * 4:15pm Build things; build friendships! Kids and families. SUMMER READING CLUB SIGNUP BEGINS Monday June 17 and ongoing Great reading, prizes and special events for kids and teens, preschool through high school. Sign up in the library or online at and


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Bethlehem Garden Tour and Plant Sale. June 12, 2013 ~ 4:00-8:00pm The Bethlehem Garden Club invites you to attend their 17th annual Garden Tour, to be held Wednesday evening, June 12, between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Several fantastic local gardens will be featured on the Tour, including the Bethlehem Public Library who is celebrating their centennial (and their beautiful gardens) with refreshments for everyone on the Tour. Enjoy a walk through the gardens, get inspired and maybe learn some new things for your own garden. Monies made from the Garden Tour are reinvested in the Bethlehem community through the many gardens the Club maintains, tree plantings and other gardening initiatives. Also is the Bethlehem Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Delmar Presbyterian Church (corner of Delaware and Cherry) where you can buy plants and perennials, and seek advice about what grows well in our locale from seasoned gardeners. Proceeds go to fund Education Grants, awarded to local schools. There will also be a Fine Gardening Raffle, with several great prizes including the grand prize of custom gardening in your own garden by several experienced gardeners. There is no charge to attend the Plant Sale. This event will be held rain or shine, so make plans today. Tickets for the Garden Tour are $15 and may be purchased at the Plant Sale or in the parking lot of the Slingerlands Price Chopper (not in the store), the day of the tour. Advance tickets are only $10 (deadline for advance ticket sales is June 2), and may be ordered by email:, or by calling 439-5903.

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What do I need for a Summer First-Aid Kit? Paul Pagnotta, Pharmacist & Co-Owner Four Corners Pharmacy

The sun is finally out. So when you get ready for some summer fun, don’t forget to bring along a first aid kit. The American Red Cross recommends having a well stocked first aid kit in your home and car. What items should be included in a first-aid kit? It is important to have some basic items in your kit (listed below). However, make sure that your kit includes anything special your family might need for their own health (prescription medications, epi-pens for bee allergies) or for the type of trip you are taking (snake bit kit in certain parts of the country, or blister bandages for long hiking trips). Check the kit about twice a year when you change your clocks (and smoke alarm batteries) to be sure everything is in date and nothing is missing.



Flashlight (with extra batteries Scissors Tweezers Thermometer Safety pins Eyewash cup Elastic bandage Waterproof tape Butterfly bandages Blanket Waterproof matches Instant bold back Bandagae strips Gauze pads Disposable Gloves – non latex Emergency contact information (phone numbers for doctors and family)

Anti-diarrhea medicine Motion Sickness pills Sunscreen with UVA & UVB protection Lip balm with sunscreen Calamine lotion (bug bites, poison ivy) Eye saline drops Antibiotic ointment (cuts and scrapes) Hydrocortisone Cream (rash, bug bites) Hydrogen peroxide (wound cleansing) Instant hand sanitizer Baby aspirin 81mg (heart attack) Bug repellent Acetaminophen (fever, pain) Aloe gel or spray (sunburn)

How do I use the medications and products suggested? Get a pocket first aid book for the kit to be prepared and read the medication box to know when to use them and how to use. More importantly, read when not to use them. For example, it is recommendation not to use anti-diarrhea medication in someone with a fever.

How can I avoid motion sickness while traveling in a car, boat, airplane, or train? There are a few things you can try to avoid motion sickness. First, face forward looking at the outdoors and look far toward the horizon. Get in the middle of whatever you are riding to get the least amount of movement. Some people find settling their stomach with dry crackers or bland pretzels helps ease the nausea. There are non-medication wrist bands which work for many people available at a low cost and non prescription medications. However, medications must be taken before the trip starts, they can make you drowsy and should not be used in certain people. Ask your doctor or pharmacist and read the package.

What sort of bug repellent should I put in my first aid kit? Insect repellants containing 20-30% DEET is effective at preventing mosquito and tick bites. It is safe to use infrequently and in low concentrations. DEET should be applied only to exposed areas of the skin and not underneath clothes. Reapply it every few hours (check the product label). To limit exposure to DEET do not apply it to broken, wounded or sun-burned skin and wash the treated area and clothes with soap and water after returning indoors. Concentrations above 30% DEET are not recommended for prolonged or frequent use, but can be used for activities where high concentrations of ticks or mosquitoes are found. For children (under age 5) use products containing less than 10% of DEET and try to avoid repeated applications. Spray the product on your hands first and then apply it to your child to avoid children transferring the product from their hands to their eyes, nose or mouth. Alternatives to DEET, such as picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus can repel mosquitoes but may not repel ticks.

How should we manage sunburn? If you could not avoid sunburn by using a broad spectrum UVA UVB sunscreen, you can reduce the pain and heat of a mild to moderate sunburn. Apply cool, wet compresses to the affected area and an aloe based lotion or spray can soothe the pain. Over the counter sprays containing Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, can help alleviate the heat and pain associated with sunburn. It is important to stay hydrated so make sure to drink plenty of fluids when healing sunburn. For continued sunburn pain, over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen are also helpful in reducing pain and inflammation. However, be sure to read the package label on how to use these medications safely. During the recuperation process avoid further sun exposure.

What else can I do to protect my family on a summer vacation? There are many things you can do to protect your family. Having a first-aid kit is no substitute for prevention. The best way to deal with injury and illness is to prevent it. Remember to get proper rest, don’t drive when tired, and take a cell phone for emergencies. Consider taking a Red Cross First Aid or CPR class to better handle family emergencies. You can also read reference books about plants and bugs to help better protect your family from common summer ailments. And always be aware of your family’s sensitivities and needs so you can protect him or her as necessary. Resources: | |


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A Specialized Team By Amy Scharf

Dave Harrington’s job has gone to the dogs -- a specialized team of K9 dogs that is, with a very unique talent: sniffing out drugs. Harrington, a Glenmont resident and retired Bethlehem Police Officer has launched Specialized K9 Detection Service. This newly formed business provides a professional, confidential service to families, businesses and schools in need of assistance dealing with drug use and contraband. The business is family run with Dave as CEO, his wife Mandy serves as co-owner and operations manager and son Jordan serving as a dog handler. The remaining team members are four legged and furry: Willy and Stone, 3 ½ year old Labrador Retrievers who are trained to track down marijuana and other illegal drugs. The training is highly specialized and intense. The dogs and both handlers were professionally trained and certified at Ventosa Elite Kennels, a top Law Enforcement/ K9 Academy in North Carolina. The dogs have a keen sense of smell that is a thousand times greater than humans. They are initially imprinted with the desired odors to detect and continually practice with those scents, not just to reinforce their skills but to add to their repertoire of search capabilities. Willy has also shown an exceptional ability to find people such as a lost child or vulnerable adult. “Due to confidentially, I cannot discuss clients and results but both Willy and Stone have made successful discoveries that have proven their expertise in the field,” said Harrington. “Our work is really their play; it is just a big game for them. There are times for me it can be difficult and demanding, but at the end of the day, I am still spending the time playing with my dogs.” Harrington likes what he does and has a wealth of law enforcement experience. He worked for the Town of Bethlehem Police Department for 25 years, with his expertise focusing on children and families as well as youth programs. He served as School Resource Officer for Bethlehem High School, the department D.A.R.E. officer, as well as liaison to Glenmont Job Corps Academy the last 4 years. His partnership with Glenmont Job Corps and the Security/MILCAP training department, prompted him to share his new business venture with Security students looking to gain K9 experience. Harrington is offering a work based learning opportunity or internship to the 46

students at Job Corps who are pursuing careers in security and related fields. “By offering our students the experience and training in the K9 field, our students will enter the job market a step ahead and will present as strong candidates for hire,” said Security/MILCAP Instructor Edward Mosso. “The work based learning opportunity supports our philosophy that real life and hands-on experience matters. By having some K9 experience, our students will gain another set of skills that will enhance their chance for employment,” added Mosso. The services Specialized K9 provides is ground breaking in the greater Capital District. The business model is prevalent in many large scale markets and is quickly becoming a must have tool in a broader range of communities looking for assistance not previously available. “Private and public schools, treatment facilities and business owners need to know if there are drugs present,” said Harrington. In this day and age, those responsible for others also have an obligation to do their best to provide a drug free workplace and learning environment. “My team of K9’s can provide some clarity and help to solve problems in a variety of ways without the immediate involvement of law enforcement,” he added. “My career has always been about helping people and that isn’t something you just walk away from,” said Harrington. “I look forward to continuing to give back to the community, grow my business and be a leader in the K9 industry.” You can find Specialized K9 at www.LabsFindingDrugs. com , or through their facebook page where you can see photos and videos of the dogs in action. Contact Dave for your personal, confidential consultation.

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What: Summer Solstice Party* When: 6 to 9 on Friday June 28 Where: Henry Hudson Town of Bethlehem Park, Pavilion Why: The GB-five band wants to rock out with our friends, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a bar that will book us before bedtime (ha!) We will provide live music, a keg of beer and a lit charcoal grill. You bring whatever you like, plus some to share. Also bring big smile, nice weather, kayaks, bikes, dancing shoes, bug spray, Frisbee, etc. Leave behind all the cares of the week. *Close enough [No glass bottles]

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