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OUR TOWNE Bethlehem

OCTOBER 2011

Neighbors Next Door American Farmer, Jon Audietis | page 18

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Content: Letter from Town Hall p.11 Neighbors Next Door p.18 Senior’s Corner p.24 Ask the Canterbury Vet p.29 Ask the Four Corner Pharmacist p.32 Bailey’s Car Care Tips p.35 Financial Focus p.40 Trish’s Pix - Book Review p.42 Library Calendar p.54 Health Matters p.62 ®2011 Our Towne Bethlehem This publication, including the individual and collective advertisements, articles, photographs, and other material contained herein, are the sole and exclusive property of OUR TOWNE Bethlehem, and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written consent of OUR TOWNE Bethlehem. The publisher and its participating businesses are not responsible or liable for errors, omissions or changes in information. Additionally, OUR TOWNE Bethlehem and its’ employees and representatives are not responsible or liable for the offers and services offered by the advertisers. Positioning of advertisers ads cannot be guaranteed.

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A letter from Bethlehem Town Hall Dear OUR TOWNE Readers: I will be completing my term as your Town’s Supervisor on December 31, 2011. I will miss serving you and working with Bethlehem’s exceptionally capable Town staff. I feel energized and positive about Bethlehem’s future and I sense this optimism all around Bethlehem. This optimism has everything to do with how we feel about our community, our willingness to work together in constructive and non-partisan ways, and a realization that as we continue to put our community first we can turn any challenge into opportunity. Let me share with you three of many examples that should provide all of us confidence that Bethlehem is on track “to be the best it can be.” The Bethlehem 20/20 Advisory Implementation Committee has been a strong voice of independent volunteer community leaders who have devoted their time and extensive talents to help us lead Bethlehem to new levels of professionalism and governance. During my time as Supervisor, the 20/20 Committee has had a clear and positive impact on major policy issues facing Bethlehem. They advocated for the unification of Bethlehem’s water system saving $1.6 million annually and strongly supported the Town and the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency initiative to employ creative financing mechanisms to advance the Vista Technology Campus in Slingerlands. Through all of these efforts, the 20/20 Committee has provided the Town Board with independent policy advice resulting in sound decisions regarding economic wellbeing, employment opportunities and the overall quality of our Town. The 20/20 Committee has demonstrated the courage to question the status quo. It is never easy, and sometimes unpopular, to explore alternative approaches to management and governance at the Town level, even when there are potential cost reductions and efficiencies. Systems of governance and politics do not change easily, but we must remember that we function better as a community when we are willing to engage in a dialogue that helps us openly consider other options and challenges “the way we’ve always done it.” The 20/20 Committee has helped our Town by providing a uniquely valuable public forum to study and discuss important and controversial issues. The Committee is now focusing on the foundation of the entire 20/20 initiative -energized public involvement! To quote from the June 24, 2009 Final Report cover letter from Co-Chairs Terri Egan and George Leveille:

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Jon Audietis | American Farmer Chances are you’ve seen him, strolling through the Delmar Farmers Market on any given Saturday. Cup of coffee in hand, he leaves his tables full of deep green kale and ripe tomatoes to talk to customers and call out to friends. Even far away from his carrots, onions, melon and squash, when he isn’t talking about his cauliflower or how soon the corn is coming in, you’ll know Farmer Jon. No matter when or where it is, you’ll recognize him. Jon Auditetis stands out in a crowd: tall, work boots, hands that tell of a long day, digging and fixing machines and always, always: the shirt. Tan, buttondown, neat and pressed and just over the left breast pocket, his name, written in red letters, so you’ll know who he is. He’s Farmer Jon. Jon grew up in Connecticut, the only child of divorced parents. At the age of 15, his father helped him get a job, working for a local farmer. This early work experience helped him form opinions of how he would - and wouldn’t, run a farm. Jon went on to graduate from SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in agriculture. From there, he stayed close to the Hudson Valley, working on farms and keeping his hands in the soil. One of the jobs he had, working for an educational farm center for school children, is where he first became known as Farmer Jon. There, kids would come for afternoon field trips. They’d sit in a classroom, learning about farms and how they work. Then, they’d get to do the fun stuff: ride the tractor and meet the farmer - the guy who grew the crops and kept the machinery in working order. Kids would see him from a distance and call out, “Farmer Jon! Farmer Jon!” Eventually, though he loved the kids, he left to do exactly what he wanted: farm his own land. The job didn’t last, but the name did. The Hudson Valley proved to be an excellent place for Jon to settle in and plant his roots. With his father only 90 minutes south and plenty of rich, fertile land to farm, it felt like the right place to be. Most of the acreage he farms is off of Wemple Road in Glenmont. The rest of his property is located at his house, in Selkirk where Jon farms a few acres. He also keeps his greenhouse and tractors there. The greenhouse is heated with a stove that burns corn cobs, of all things. It’s pretty cool, the cycle on his farm: he grows and harvests the corn, then uses the cobs to heat the greenhouse, the one that protects and helps to grow his seedlings every spring. 18

Talking about his crops, Farmer Jon tells of his favorite crop to grow: green beans. “I love to grow green beans, love to eat them, too. It’s the picking that I hate. Oh, how I hate to pick green beans.” But sitting around, complaining about green beans isn’t really Jon’s style. Instead, he’s building a machine. One that will pick the green beans for him. He’s had some success with building his own machines, and uses his own transplanter for spring planting. It’s a contraption that fits onto a regular tractor, and punches holes in the ground, fills the holes with water, and a seedling is deposited there. Almost better than the work the machine does for him, is the satisfaction of having built it himself. Jon was raised to believe that as long as he’s working hard, there isn’t anything he can’t do. He lives by the quote that he adapted to fit his farming lifestyle: “You have to be a jack of all trades and master of all trades to succeed.” Farmer Jon loves to tinker and build his own equipment so much, that he’s working on building an electric tractor. Between the planting, farmers market and picking, that is. The electric tractor isn’t operational, not yet, but give Jon some time and it will be.

“You have to be a jack of all trades and master of all trades to succeed.” He talked about another beloved crop: the pumpkin. Clearly a favorite among his consumers, he concedes that this year hasn’t been the best for pumpkins. And not just because of Hurricane Irene. Jon’s fields survived the storm, but this season has been tough, even before Irene became national news and devastating for many. There was the hot, dry start and then the rain, followed by more dry conditions. Weather that new plants don’t love. Jon tells of his technique for battling too much rain. He builds elevated beds. It’s a simple, but smart idea that keeps crops from soaking up too much water. Using his tractor and an attachment pulled along behind, he builds up each row, so it stands 10-12 inches above the space between rows. This way, the water falls on the plants, they soak up what’s needed, and the rest flows down, away from the plants and into the earth. Of course, for many, even farming this way wouldn’t have changed what the hurricane did to their fields. It’s helped Farmer Jon, though, in this super dry and then very wet season. This season’s been spent working on machines, planting, harvesting, negotiating with Mother Nature on the water in his fields, but also at his farm stands. There’s one on Delaware Ave, in front of Ace Hardware. You can also find Farmer Jon’s produce in front of Mt. Moriah Christian Academy on Rte 9W in Glenmont and the always-open farm stand on the corner of Wemple and 9W. Saturdays, of course, he spends at the Delmar Farmers Market.


missing from this farmer’s life, is a wife. Completely devoted to his father and the idea of a family, he says, “Sometimes I stop and listen to my house, and how completely quiet it is.” Perhaps, just as his crops sprout and grow in the greenhouse each spring, there will be small footsteps in his house as well. To learn more about Farmer Jon, visit:

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Farmer Jon plans for the future, and when asked about what he’d like to be doing in ten years, he tells of a few dreams he has. One is to improve on his 50’x60’ greenhouse. Triple the size, in fact. Once his greenhouse is bigger, he’s considering something completely new: raising fish. The idea is to build an aquaponics greenhouse. Tilapia would live in big tanks, and their waste would feed plants, year-round. The plants clean the water, circulating it back into the tanks. The tilapia, with their high protein, low fat meat, would be sold to fish markets and directly to consumers. Another area Jon’s has been looking to grow is his CSA. Community Supported or Community Shared Agriculture is a form of “subscription farming.” The model he is following is not the typical CSA. Instead of customers picking up a box of vegetables every week, Jon set up his CSA this way: customers purchase a punch card. Each week, or as often as they like, they shop his farm stands, choosing what vegetables they like. This works well for people who would rather pick what their family likes. Or for folks who travel. They don’t have to pick up vegetables every week. Only when it suits them. Thinking about the future, and the one thing that’s

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“There has never been a time when the value and importance of citizen involvement in Town government is more critical. A better informed and engaged citizenry can lead to an even better and more sustainable future…” Enhanced communications with our citizens is at the core of creating the desired future for our Town. After all, government works for the citizens! The 20/20 Committee has already made great strides to enable increased public understanding and awareness of Bethlehem’s government functions and operations. Bethlehem has a wealth of talent in its residents and business persons, and I am pleased to see the 2020 Committee taking up this charge. The 2012 Budget is of paramount importance. Financially, Bethlehem is on solid ground and not “at the edge of a cliff.” Compared to nearly all other communities I have considered our Town is in good shape, relatively and absolutely. Bethlehem’s AA Bond rating attests to that. We have consistently taken actions that strengthen our financial condition and provide necessary balance. We have kept our tax levy increase to zero or low, unified our water system (saving $1.6 million annually), reduced personnel and non-personnel expenses, and maintained responsible fund balance levels. For 2012, we are positioned to substantially reduce the use of fund balances. And while being fiscally prudent, we have maintained and, in some cases, improved the quality of services. Going into 2012, we are poised to take other important actions. Specifically: 1) We have better information available to financially and operationally commit to a capital plan to address our aging water, sewer and facility infrastructure. 2) To further rightsize our budget, greater citizen involvement, rigorous analysis and the courage of elected officials will be necessary to distinguish between essential and nonessential services and identify options to reduce costs. And 3) Implement actions to deal effectively with: a) the 2% tax cap, b) the unpredictable and daunting increases in employee retirement costs, and c) find ways to recognize our outstanding Town staff through cost-ofliving adjustments and performance advancements. Lastly, economic development. We need to continue to grow appropriate economic development revenue streams to ensure our economic wellbeing, now and in the future. On Monday, October 3rd, we will start to see major earthwork beginning on the Vista Technology Campus in Slingerlands. The Town Board approved the Master Plan for the Vista campus in July, 2007. The Master Plan allows 80% Primary Uses (Tech, Office, Medical) and 20% Secondary Uses (commercial, retail). Planning Board approvals are in place for Phases 1A and 1B and the Financing Agreement with the Bethlehem IDA is imminent. Phase IA includes the road, Vista Blvd., the backbone of all infrastructure, and a 40,000 square foot office building. Phase 1B encompassed 97,000 square feet of primary uses and 90,500 square feet of secondary uses. 20

The excitement of Vista’s start is expected to generate further interest in technology and office space. Establishment of the attractive secondary businesses will provide support for the major uses and to the surrounding community. Many Town offices worked closely with the developers and owners to bring a first class campus to our Town. Now we will watch it grow, and reap the fiscal and employment benefits for our Town. From an economic development perspective it is critical to advance multiple projects. We are moving forward on approaches to implement the Slingerlands Hamlet Master Plan, including the Picotte Building on Mahar Road, the north side of New Scotland Ave. to the intersection of the Captain Timothy Mosher Highway. We will also move to create an economic development plan in the Selkirk Rail Yard area. This initiative will involve new business development, transportation systems and mutually beneficial cooperation among taxing jurisdictions, developers and property owners. A lot has been going on and Bethlehem is now prepared to do more that will keep our community great. I hope you enjoy our New York October as much as I will, and I look forward to seeing you in the community. Sincerely, Sam Messina

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ior r n Se rne Co Each October marks National Breast

Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an international effort every year to increase the awareness of the disease and to help raise funds for research that will help with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and a cure. Providing support and information to those affected by breast cancer is also a main goal of NBCAM. NBCAM was started in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries. It was a weeklong event focused on filling the public’s information void related to breast cancer. During that first week-long event, NBCAM concentrated on promoting mammography as the best way to fight breast cancer and lobbied for wide-spread access. Later, in 1993, the Vice President of Estee Lauder, Evelyn Lauder, founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol. Around that time the pink ribbon was also being used by the Susan G. Komen Foundation during its NYC race for breast cancer survivors. Today, every October features various events around the country to draw attention to NBCAM and the need to continue to raise funds and provide support. All over the country people take part in the Race for the Cure, a 5k run or walk. Locally, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held on October 1st at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany. Other events around the country include the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, in which participants walk over 39 miles in 2 days, and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, in which participants walk 60 miles in 3 days. 24

There are various other ways that people and organizations make a nod to NBCAM. Each October the National Football League dons pink gloves and pink cleats in honor of NBCAM. Many international monuments are lit up pink in order to commemorate the celebration, as was the White House in 2008. People also have “pink days” where for a designated day a work all employees donate money and wear pink with the money raised going to breast cancer charities. So remember this month to wear your pink to show your support of NBCAM. Check out the events going on around our area or organize a “pink day” where you work. For more information about NBCAM and how you can help, go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation official site (www.nationalbreastcancer.org) or Susan G. Komen for the Cure (www.komen.org). Submitted by Jennifer Unser, Director of Community Outreach at Delmar Place Assisted Living Community, 467 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY 12054. Visit us 24/7 at www.delmarplace.com

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• Detailed Cleaning • Household Chores • Shopping Services

Bruce McShane

• Deliveries • Gardening • Home & Pet Sitting

126 Elsmere Ave. Delmar

Cell:

928-3035

Home:475-0805 Helping Bethlehem Seniors Keep Their Independence

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The Town of Bethlehem has initiated a monthly cleanup program whereby citizens help clean our streets and roadways. Community Cleanup Days are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. In the event of rain, the Cleanup will be cancelled.

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The Closet Shop Designer & Vintage Resale 337 Delaware Avenue, Delmar Parking available in rear of building.

Hours: T-F 10 AM-6PM / S 10AM-3PM

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Celebrating 7 years in business and over 2000 consignors from the capital region and beyond!

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Lay-A-Way Plans Available

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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 YES@townofbethlehem.org If you are a Bethlehem resident, age 14-21, you can register with Youth Employment Service by logging onto www.townofbethlehem.org and downloading the registration form from the Youth Employment Service page.

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Q: We’re thinking about getting a dog for our family and wanted to go to the shelter. Any advice? October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests people who are looking for “man’s best friend” to check out the millions of dogs at local shelters across the country. However, responsible pet ownership requires more than simply agreeing to take an animal into your life; the potential adopter should be ready to make a commitment that will enhance the lives of both the human and the animal. Shelter animals make good pets and proper training is the key. Owners that train their dogs have better relationships with their pets and fewer problems in the home. Most people don’t realize that training is not as difficult as one would think. Training should be fun for both the pet owner and the dog and, in fact, usually strengthens the bond between them. According to The ASPCA, people bringing a companion animal into their lives need to thoroughly review their lifestyle and their readiness to take responsibility for the animal’s care. The ASPCA advises people to consider the five questions below before they adopt a dog: 1. Am I ready to make a long-term commitment? Adopting a pet means being responsible for it’s health and happiness for the rest of his or her life, which could be up to 15 or more years for dogs. 2. Is the animal right for my household? A strong, active pet may be too much for a young child or elderly person to handle. Small pets may be too delicate for rough play with children. 3. Who will be the primary caretaker for the animal? One adult in the home should be designated as the primary caretaker so that the pet’s needs do not become lost in the shuffle of busy schedules. 4. Can I afford the animal? The cost of a pet is more than just the purchase price or adoption fee; remember to include the cost of food, pet supplies, veterinarian bills and training. 5. Am I ready to commit to making this dog a good canine citizen? Research shows that people who take the time to train their dogs are more likely to keep them longer than people who don’t.

Looking for a dog to add to your family? Consider adopting a shelter dog! Please send all your veterinary questions to Dr. Estra at: AskTheVet@canterburyvet.com or mail them to Ask the Vet c/o Canterbury Animal Hospital 88 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054

Try our experienced groomers with award winning cuts! Monday – Saturday by appointment appointment. No kennels – pup stays only til done

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C&J CUSTOM REMODELING INC. Delmar, NY

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Side Orders

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Additional fillings $1.00 each

Wings Served with Celery & Bleu Cheese

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10-$7 20-$13 30-$19 40-$25 50-$31

Sun 12-9pm Mon 4-9pm Tues-Thurs 11-9pm Fri & Sat 11-10pm

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CAR CARE TIPS Snowplowing The Road to a Long-Lasting Automobile Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road-is routine maintenance. Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road-is routine maintenance. Yet many drivers tend to stall when it comes to keeping up with some everyday auto-basics. A recent survey by the Car Care Council found: 54 percent had low tire pressure 38 percent had low or dirty engine oil 28 percent had inadequate cooling protection 19 percent needed new belts 16 percent had dirty air filters 10 percent had low or contaminated brake fluid

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The inspections include volunteers checking fluid levels, tires, lights and other system components. After the inspections are complete, volunteers and motorists review any problems that may have been found and motorists receive information about proper vehicle maintenance and repair. The inspections are usually held in parking lots at shopping malls, schools and businesses and they’re generally sponsored by area repair facilities and auto-shops, as well as other businesses, civic groups and radio stations.

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FOR ALL AGES & SKILL LEVELS Weekly Lessons ~ Workshops

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FINANCIAL FOCU$ Try to Avoid These Scary Investment Moves If you have kids — or even if you don’t — you’re probably aware that Halloween is fast approaching. Of course, you may find the ghouls, witches and creepy impersonations of celebrities to be more amusing than alarming, but, as you go through life, you will find some things that are generally frightening — such as investment moves that are misdirected or go awry.

with Jerry Pittz

and investing for your goals, the better your chances of attaining them. “Save early and save often” may sound like a cliché, but it’s good advice. Taking a “time out” from investing — Whether it’s a market slump, a political trauma, a natural disaster or some other event, you can always find a reason to head to the investment sidelines for a while until things cool off, straighten out or return to what seems like “normal.” Depending on your goals, not participating in the market may cause you to miss out on any opportunities that the market can present. At times, it can be tough to stay invested, but over the long run, a steady, disciplined approach can be a good strategy.

Here are some potentially scary investment moves to avoid:

Halloween comes and goes in a single day. But by Investing too aggressively — In the investment world, steering clear of these menacing investment moves, you here’s one of the fundamental truths: The greater the can help take some of the fear out of investing and make risk, the greater the potential reward. So, by investing it a more productive experience. aggressively, you can potentially achieve greater returns. But if you invest too aggressively, you can, quite simply, get burned and lose your principal This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Investing too conservatively — You can’t invest with Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its employees and Financial Advisors do not offer no risk. However, you can find investments that offer a tax or legal advice. higher preservation of principal in exchange for little or no growth potential. But if your portfolio is full of these vehicles, you may never achieve the growth you need to reach your long-term goals. Failing to diversify — If your portfolio mostly consists of the same type of investment, and a downturn hurts that particular class of assets, you’ll take a big hit. But by spreading your dollars among an array of investments you can reduce the effects of volatility on your overall holdings. Keep in mind, though, that diversification\ can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Chasing “hot” investments — By the time you hear A-rated 9/30/2011 about a “hot” investment, it will probably already be cooling off. And whether it’s hot or not, it might not be appropriate for your individual needs and risk tolerance. Trading too frequently — If you’re constantly buying and selling investments to maximize your profits, you may end up actually minimizing your success. Frequent trading will run up commissions and other investment costs — and the greater your expenses, the lower your real rate of return. Plus, by always adding and subtracting investments to your portfolio, you’ll find it difficult to follow the type of long-term, consistent, comprehensive strategy that’s necessary to help you attain your objectives, such as saving for retirement. Starting too late — As an investor, you’ll find that time is one of your greatest allies. The earlier you start saving

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Greetings fellow readers, September has always felt like the beginning of Ok, where did our summer go? It contained no more and no fewer days than years in the past…but it seemed to fly by. When I was younger, summers were filled with long, lazy days of bike riding, swimming, hiking, family picnics and reading. I was amazed to see the number of frantic parents and students rushing into Tattered Pages to try and find the “required summer reading” just days before school was to start! When did summer reading become a chore for students? Our the lives of our children really that much busier than ours were? I have always loved the fact that the summer provided more time to read. As a young teen I taught swimming lessons at Thatcher Park at 8am, babysat, hung with friends, helped at home and read. As an older teen I always found time to read as well as hold a full-time job, help with my younger siblings, hang with friends, date and teach dancing lessons. I often was seen pushing my little sister Kelly in a stroller with a book open reading. My Dad referred to me as a “bookworm” an icon I use to this day at the shop. When I was 14, I was confined to bed for 2 weeks during the school year. During my waking hours I read the complete Golden Book Encyclopedia, my Dad‛s World Books of Knowledge and his Hardy Boys books. I became lost in these books…my memories of this illness are softened by the time that I spent reading! At Mercy High we had a minimum of 5 required readings a summer. I never saw those as a “chore” though I often had to adjust my schedule to make the time to read them. I always fit in several other books to read as well. In

my sophomore year I started acting in school plays & found a new interest in reading Broadway plays. We always attended one play a year in NYC and perhaps that personal connection is what drew me to this new reading passion. Required reading in high school, and then college, introduced me to new authors and genres. I discovered my love of sci-fi ~ fantasy while a senior at St. Rose. We convinced one of our favorite professors to let us create a course: Sci-Fi as Literature. It was there that we discovered: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Joseph Heller, C.S. Lewis, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut and Orson Welles. We discussed the internal struggle of good vs. evil, the role of technology in our lives, society and moral values while discovering these authors. It was my first encounter with my latest favorite genre “dystopian fiction” and “urban fantasy”. It was also during that time that I first discovered the author, Stephen King. “Carrie” his first novel, was unlike anything I had ever read before. I connected to the character, the setting, the cruelty of bullying in high school. As I continued on reading Stephen King, I came to enjoy his modern rock music references, character development, settings in Maine and New England and the ultimate struggle of good vs. evil. Though not always thrilled with the profanity and gore of many of his novels, overall, I am drawn to them. Not unlike the Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock, Outer Limits, and Tales from the Darkside; Stephen King still is the top selling author in this genre. Though you might not consider King for your reading choice, for you may think of him as mainly a writer of horror, may I remind you that he wrote: “The Green Mile”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, “The Stand”, “Hearts in Atlantis” and “Stand by Me” (from the short story “The Body”). His next novel, which will be released in early November, is entitled 11/22/63. In this tale of moral quandary and time travel, he sweeps

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the reader back to real point and event cemented in time…the assassination of JFK. If you had the power to change such an event would you? What would be the challenges, the dangers? This is definitely one of his books that is in my list of “to read”. In a recent Harris poll, it was found that among those who read fiction, almost half (48%) read mystery, thriller and crime books, while one-quarter read science fiction (26%) and literature (24%). One in five say they read romance novels (21%) and one in ten have read graphic novels (11%) in the past year. Less than one in ten read chick-lit (8%) and western (5%) books, with 36% saying they read other types of fiction of which urban fantasy has become a rising genre. In the non-fiction genre it was found that 31% chose History, 29% Biographies, 26% Religious & Spirituality, 17% Political, 16% Self-Help, 14% Current Affairs, 12% Current Affairs, 10% Business and 29% other non-fiction. There are some small differences by generation in types of books preferred. Echo Boomers (those aged 18-33) are more likely than other generations to read literature (42%) and graphic novels (18%) and urban fantasy (33%). Seniors (those 65 and older) however, are more likely to read mystery, thriller and crime novels (61%), romance (23%) and westerns (9%). There are also some gender differences. Women are more likely than men to read mystery, thrillers and crime novels (57% versus 39%), romance (37%) vs. (3%), chick-lit (12% vs. 4%) and religious books (30% vs. 21%). Men, on the other hand, are more likely to read science fiction (32% vs. 20%), history books (40% vs. 23%), political books (25% vs. 10%), and business books (16% vs. 4%). I have to say that I agree with the statistics Whatever your choice…whatever draws you to what you enjoy to read…it is your personal choice. What influences your choice is as personal as your favorite color and pizza topping. Being a “baby boomer” …

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(518) 256-3886 television does often influence some of my reading choices. I thought that I would alert the mystery readers among you that starting in November TNT will be running a mystery movie on Tuesday night based on some of the bestselling mystery novels of today. Among the authors featured will be Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Scott Turow, Mary & Carol Higgins Clark to name a few. What a great way to get a taste of an author‛s work! Just as with Tess Gerritsen‛s: Rizzoli & Isles series on TNT, sale of her books has increased…I‛ve seen that in the store and I currently finished “Ice Cold” # 8 in the series. Those of us at Tattered Pages Used Books would love to hook you up with just the right book for you. You can always call us or e-mail your requests. Don‛t forget that we have thousands of books in our children‛s section alone! In October all books in our Horror section will be another 10% off our lowest price. Until next month….happy reading!

Trish

Patricia Eldridge is the manager of Tattered Pages Used Books: 365 Feura Bush Rd, Glenmont Center Square, Glenmont, NY #447-9910 Open Monday & Friday 9-7, Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Saturday 9-5.

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Highlights of this Family ski club program: • Ski weekly at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. • Ski on 7 Saturdays or 7 Sundays (you select, can’t mix), from 2:00-6:30pm for only $170. • You can choose to add 6 ski/snowboard lessons for $25.00 total, a total of $195.00. (must be at least 6-years-old) • 7-week Ski and Snowboard rentals are available for $88.00; covers all 7 visits.

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Bethlehem Scouts will be dropping off bags to homes on Saturday, October 29th and picking them back up in the morning on November 5th. Please fill the bags with non perishable, non expired food and place them outside your door by 9AM on Saturday Nov 5th The exact schedule may vary by troop. Not all areas will have bags distributed.

All the food that is collected will be brought to local food pantries in the Town of Bethlehem.

ANNUAL BOOK & TOY SALE First United Methodist Church 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar Fri. Oct. 28, 12-8 Sat., Oct 29, 8-2 10,000+ quality books, 2500+ childrens’, by author & category: full range includes collectibles, large print, award winners, signed, Scholastic, Chapter, early readers, much more. PLUS: Big room full of fine toys: collector dolls, Transformers, board/electronic games, Matchbox, trucks/ cars, tea sets, Legos, puzzles, sports equip, software, CD/DVD/VCR.

Struggling with lyme disease? Come to this faith-based lyme encouragement group. Held at Bethlehem Community Church (201 Elm Avenue, next to the town park) on October 12, you can come for support, sharing and hope, which is difficult to find while suffering with this devastating disease. This group will be held the second Wednesday of every month. Starts at 6:30 (promptly). For additional information, please contact Sandy Evans at sevans@delmarhome.com, or call 640-4637. Hope to see you!

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OCTOBER CHILDREN’S CIRCLE Thursday October 6 * 6:30pm Stories, songs, crafts and toys for children of all ages and abilities. ROBOT READALONG Friday October 7 * Stories and a craft for fans of R2D2, C3P0 and other readingready robots. (up to age 6) DAYBOOKS Monday October 10 * 1:30pm Room by Emma Donoghue. New members welcome. TOGA PARTY Monday October 10 * 2:30pm Bring your own sheet for this Percy Jackson-inspired event. Games, crafts, best-toga competition for kids in grade K-7. TEEN MOVIE Monday October 10 * 6:30pm Viewer’s choice. (grade 6 and up) BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD Tuesday October 11 * 6:30pm * open to the public PAJAMA-RAMA Tuesday October 11 and Wednesday October 19 * 7pm Stories and songs before bedtime for children up to age 6 and families. AFTER DINNER BOOKS Wednesday October 12 * 7pm Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. New members welcome. CANDY CORN BINGO Friday October 14 * 11am Bingo and prizes for kids age 3 and up. TEEN TIME Friday October 14 * 3-4:30pm Guitar Hero, DDR, Wii, and crafts for grade 6 and up. BETHLEHEM—STORIES BEHIND THE BOOK Sunday October 16 * 2pm Bethlehem town historian Susan Leath will give a gallery talk to accompany an exhibit of photos and postcards from the town archives, on display at the library in October. JANE BITES BACK: MODERN AUSTEN STORIES Monday October 17 * 7pm Share your favorite Austen-related titles; learn about some new ones. Austen-era delectables will be served. Part of the library’s “Austentatious” program series marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. HOME ALONE SAFETY TIPS Tuesday October 18 * 4pm Detective Michael Whiteley of the Bethlehem Police Department will offer important tips for kids in grade 3-5 about being home alone. Participants will also make a keychain for their house keys. 54

CALENDAR FAMILY GAME NIGHT Thursday October 20 * 6:30pm Drop in for some quality time; choose from a variety of games. PRESCHOOL PICNIC Friday October 21 * 11am A film and activities just for preschoolers. Bring a lunch or snack. WHO’S YOUR PADDY Friday October 21 * 1pm Irish music performed by Steve Gray on guitar, Scott West on fiddle, and Ric Moran on bodhran. This program is supported by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. JANE AUSTEN’S HOUSE PARTY Friday October 21 * 4pm Tea-tasting and old-fashioned party games for children in grade K-8 and families. Call 439-9314 to sign up. Part of the library’s “Austentatious” program series marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (talk) Sunday October 23 * 1:30pm A discussion led by Austen scholar David Shapard will focus on the novel’s historical context. Part of the library’s “Austentatious” program series marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. BECOMING JANE Sunday October 23 * 2:30pm Biopic (2007, PG, 120 minutes) about young Jane Austen starring Anne Hathaway, James McEvoy and James Cromwell. Part of the library’s “Austentatious” program series marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (film) Monday October 24 * 7pm Emma Thompson’s Oscar-winning screen adaptation (1995, PG, 135 minutes) starring Thompson and Kate Winslet. Directed by Ang Lee. Part of the library’s “Austentatious” program series marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. MAKE A GREAT PUMPKIN Wednesday October 26 * 7pm Bring a small pumpkin to decorate; watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Age 3+ and families. PRE-K HALLOWEEN PARTY Friday October 28 * 10am and 1:30pm A movie, a craft, and a trick-or-treat parade through the library, Costumes optional. Up to age 6 and families. HALLOWEEN BASH Friday October 28 * 6:30pm A movie, munchies and a costume contest for teens in grade 6 and up.

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Good health depends on a lot of things, some of which we have no say or control over such as our genetics, and some we do such as whether or not we choose to smoke. But our survival depends on just a handful of basic needs, as listed in the bottom, most basic rung of Maslow‛s Hierarchy of Needs: air, food, drink, sleep...and shelter. Everyone reading this is aware of the devastation that resulted in ours and neighboring communities caused mostly by floods that accompanied Hurricane Irene last month. Parts of Albany, Schoharie and Greene Counties saw so much damage that individuals and families are now homeless and their future is uncertain as they await assistance from insurance companies, and/or Federal aid. Because I live in Delmar and our home and neighborhood wasn‛t affected greatly by the floods, it‛s easy to forget the extent of the devastation others in neighboring communities are dealing with. If you need a reminder, take a drive into one of these communities - just remember to pack some work boots, gloves and a shovel so you can help. There are numerous organizations collecting and distributing aid to communities. Whether you want to donate money, labor or both, start by contacting county or town offices, as well as churches, many of which are organizing work groups. Do an online search for “flood relief� and the name of the county or town which can give you more up to date instructions. Pages on Facebook have been created to list volunteer and donation opportunities and continue to update their information; do a similar search (flood relief + county or town). As I write this, the following information is online - please call ahead as this information is bound to evolve and change over the weeks and months to come. Regional Farm and Food Project, 518-858-6866 is a member supported, farmer focused non-profit serving the greater Hudson-Mohawk Valley food shed of New York State. They have a fund set up for flood relief and 100% of the proceeds will be dispersed to farmers in the Greater Capital Region affected by Hurricane Irene to provide financial relief for lost sales, livestock, damaged infrastructure, and other financial burdens incurred by farmers as a result of the storm. Donations to assist flood victims can be mailed to: Schoharie County Community Action Program (SCCAP) 795 East Main Street, Suite 5, Cobleskill, NY 12043. (Please put “Flood Relief� on the check‛s memo line. (SCCAP is not affiliated with SVW) Schoharie County Emergency Management Contact numbers: 518-337-4093, 518-337-4094, 518-337-4095 Lexington (Greene County) was especially hard hit as was Prattsville. An account has been set up and donations can be dropped off at the Tannersville Branch of Greene County Savings Bank or send to the address below. Make checks out to: Town of Lexington Irene Disaster Donations; send checks to: Bank of Greene County Donation Fund, PO BOX 470, Catskill, NY 12413. The Town of New Baltimore fire station, at 77 Gill Road, will be accepting cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, work gloves, trash bags, shovels. Call 518-365-4479 before heading to the site with donations. Again, this is a just partial list from outlying areas- please contact town offices, churches and civic organizations for more information and an update re: their needs!

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Kirsten Nachbar Blanchard

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Associate Broker

439-9600

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Euclid Ave.

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214 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054

Murrlin Dr.

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Updated colonial! 4 BR including 1st floor, 2 B, 2 car garage on a great corner lot

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