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The Bethlehem Food Pantry collects school supplies for children in the Bethlehem Central, RCS and Guilderland School Districts whose families live in our town and are eligible to use a local food pantry. Donations may be brought Monday thru Friday before August 17, 2016 to: Bethlehem Town Hall Senior Services Dept., 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar Bethlehem Area YMCA, 900 Delaware Avenue, Delmar Supplies needed include:

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100 Women Who Really Care

The concept is so simple and direct that it causes a double take - can this be real? It is and it’s, in a word, amazing. Here’s how it works: 100 women gather four times a year for only an hour. Each commits to giving a check for $100.00 at each meeting ($400.00 annually). Qualified local 501C3 charities are eligible to be nominated by the members. Three charities are selected randomly from a basket and are asked to give a five minute pitch to the assembled group. Ballots are counted and a winning charity is selected. The 100 women then take out their checkbooks and write a $100.00 check directly to the charity. The math is easy... in just one efficient hour $10,000.00 is in the coffers of a worthy group. No administrative or overhead costs are ever assessed or deducted. 100 percent of $100.00 given by 100 caring women. As the group’s slogan suggests - “A Simple Concept. A Big Impact.”

It all started locally in 2016 when Jeri learned of the concept while visiting a friend in South Carolina. Upon her return, she shared the inspiration with Peg and Sandra and 100 Who Care Albany was born. On May 12th of this year, with little fanfare, incredibly 73 women signed up and attended the inaugural meeting held at the Delmar Reformed Church Fellowship Hall. The group selected The Donna M. Crandall Foundation, a family run organization that exists to help cystic fibrous patients, as its first recipient. The foundation left with $7300.00 that night. Each recipient must report back at the next meeting with an update as to how the funds were utilized. Jeri, Peg and Sandra all expect that the goal of 100 women will easily be realized at the next meting on Thursday, August 11th. Members represent all ages and while the charities must come from the tri-county area, the group’s members come from all over. They also anticipate that as the chapter grows it will splinter and spawn other area groups as it has across the country. All agree that hearing first-hand from the different charities is a moving and heartfelt experience. These generous and creative women know that they are directly helping local organizations in a big way without bureaucracy and overhead. It’s that simple and beautiful.

100 Women Who Care organizers: Peg Donovan, Jeri Bosman, Sandra Alinger

The local organization is called 100 Women Who Care and it’s a chapter of a national group called 100 Who Care Alliance. The Capital Region chapter is the result of the efforts of three remarkable Delmar, NY women who simply want to empower women and give back to the community they love. Jeri Bosman, a retired nurse; Peg Donovan, a retired art teacher and Sandra Alinger, a retired teacher may be the organizers, but they collectively make it clear that they are not officers as the group only exists as a conduit for its members to give directly to the selected charities from the counties of Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer. There are no offices to maintain, only a Facebook page and website to drive interest and membership. This is truly an organic and decentralized concept, viral in nature. Minimal out-of-pocket expenses (name badges, website fees, etc.) are underwritten with the generous support of Sandy Evans from Hunt Realty.

Members cast their ballots at the May 12, 2016 inaugural meeting

Next meeting: Thursday August 11, 2016 Delmar Reformed Church Fellowship Hall 5:00-5:30 PM - check-in 5:30-6:30 PM - meeting For more information: Website: 100wwcalbany.org Facebook / 100 Women Who Care Albany Email: 100wwcalbany@gmail.com National website: 100whocarealliance.org 9


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Canterbury Vet National Take Your Cat to the Vet day August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet day. Even though cats outnumber dogs as the most popular pet, cats are not seen by veterinarians as often as dogs. In fact, many owners only take their cat to the vet when they are sick. This is a good reminder to make that long overdue appointment for your cat’s yearly wellness exam. It is important to provide regular veterinary care for your cat even if she isn’t showing any outward signs of illness. Many people say “but my cat is so healthy; she doesn’t need to see the vet!” Cats are experts at hiding illness, making it difficult to tell when they are not feeling well. If there is gradual progression of disease, it is very easy to miss signs of illness. Other reasons for not bringing cats to the vet include “but my cat is indoor-only, so she doesn’t need to see the vet.” Even cats that live indoors need to see the vet. While fights with other animals, being hit by a car, or parasite infestation is less likely for indoor-only kitties, there are a number of other health issues that can plague them. Regular exams are very important to your feline’s health. By comparing your cat’s results to previous records, your vet will be able to spot any changes. This is very helpful in allowing any developing health problems to be caught quickly. Early diagnosis can make a huge difference when it comes to treating medical problems in animals. Typically, the sooner an issue is identified and treated, the better the outcome. Once you get cat to the vet, there are several things the vet will do at a feline wellness exam. The first is a nose to tail physical exam to look for possible problems. These can include coat and skin abnormalities, cardiovascular issues, and eye, ear or throat problems. Your cat’s teeth and gums will be examined for signs of dental disease. The vet will discuss your cat’s parasite prevention schedule, eating habits, and behavior and activity patterns with you. This information helps determine whether your cat needs parasite testing or diet and activity changes. Obesity predisposes cats for more serious problems like kidney disease, diabetes and arthritis,

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Finally, if there are any vaccines due, those will be administered, and any necessary blood tests will be performed. Tests are a vital part of preventive care, ensuring that potential problems don’t become major illnesses later. Of course, the exam comes after what many cat owners think of as the most stressful part: getting your cat to the vet! Getting a cat into their carrier can be challenging. If a cat only sees the carrier when she’s going to the vet, she associates it with unpleasant experiences. But this can be changed. The most important thing to keep in mind when trying to make your cat’s vet visit less stressful is desensitization. If the carrier is a part of your everyday environment and associated with food, treats, cozy blankets and other familiar items, she may be more willing to go into the carrier. Additionally, spraying the carrier with synthetic pheromones like Feliway can help your cat relax and have a more pleasant trip to the vet. There are also medications that can be very helpful and can make a vet visit less stressful for your cat. With all this in mind, maybe it’s time to make an appointment to take your cat to the vet. If you have questions, want to make an appointment, or need to purchase some Feliway, give us a call!

www.canterburyvet.com 88 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY 12054 + 439-2700 Please send all your veterinary questions to: AskTheVet@canterburyvet.com or mail them to Ask the Vet c/o Canterbury Animal Hospital 88 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 1205439-2700

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FINANCIAL FOCU$ Financial Tips for Single Parents

Parenting is never an easy job – and, unfortunately, it can be especially difficult if you’re doing it on your own. As a single parent, you face many challenges, not the least of which are the financial ones. But by following the suggestions below, you may be able to make life easier – for you and your children. • Create a “safety net.” On any given day, you could incur an unexpected – and unexpectedly large – expense, such as major car repair, a new furnace or a toothache-inducing bill from your dentist. Your daily cash flow may not be enough to cover these bills, and you won’t want to tap into some of your long-term investments or retirement accounts. So you’ll need to build a “safety net,” or emergency fund, containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses, held in a liquid, low-risk account. • Purchase adequate life insurance. With sufficient life insurance, you can provide your survivors with a level of comfort and security. You might have heard that you require coverage worth seven or eight times your annual earnings, but there’s really no one “right” answer for everyone. A financial professional can assess your situation and recommend an appropriate amount, and type, of life insurance. • Consider disability insurance. As a single parent, without the support of a spouse’s income, you could run into serious financial difficulties if you were to become ill or injured and had to miss work for an extended period. Your employer might offer disability insurance as an employee benefit, but it may not be enough to meet your needs. So you could consider adding private coverage.

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• Save for retirement. It’s not always easy to simultaneously save for your retirement and your children’s college education. You will have to decide on your own priorities, but keep in mind that your children may have access to grants, loans and scholarships, whereas you have to rely on yourself for your retirement income. Consequently, you may want to put in as much as you can afford to the retirement accounts available to you, such as an IRA and your 401(k) or other employersponsored plan. • Establish your estate plans. All parents need to develop their estate plans – but it may be even more essential for single parents. Your estate plans should include at least these three documents: a will, a power of attorney and a health care power of attorney. A will allows you to name a guardian for your children and specifies how you will pass your assets on to them. A power of attorney gives someone the legal authority to make financial and other decisions for you, while a health care power of attorney authorizes someone to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. You may also need to create other arrangements – such as a living trust– but in any case, you will need to work with your tax and legal professionals to develop comprehensive estate plans. Single parenthood can offer every bit as much joy as any other family situation, but it will require you to plan carefully and take advantage of every opportunity to help ensure financial stability for your children and financial freedom for yourself.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Then

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The Pierce Family Farm and Summer House By Susan E. Leath

The advent of the automobile brought significant changes to the American landscape and Bethlehem was no exception. One of those changes was the development of the filling station. In the early days, drivers purchased fuel by the bucket and had the messy job of filtering it and funneling it into the tank of the automobile. Sylvanus Bowser introduced the gas pump about 1905 and filling stations soon dotted the landscape. Some early stations combined repair shops and “lubritoriums”; others provided the convenience of the dry goods store. Today’s gas stations with their convenience stores and car washes are the modern manifestation of an industry built around travel by automobile.

Cedar Hill Filling Station: In 1922 Ray Golden Sr. and his wife Jennie opened the Cedar Hill Filling Station on Route 144 at the corner of Beaver Dam Road in Cedar Hill. Taken about 1933, the photo shows Martha Whitbeck, her nephew Carmen Whitbeck and Jennie Golden. Note the Texaco star logo signs. After going through several business uses over the years including a pub and ice cream shop, the building is still a commercial property classified as an office building.

Many of the oil and gas companies pictured here are still around today. Sucony is the Standard Oil Company of New York which came from the breakup of Standard Oil in 1911. By 1920 they had trade marked “Mobiloil” and now we know the company as Exxon Mobile. Atlantic Oil Company has its roots in 1866, becoming independent after the break up in 1911. You might remember the Atlantic-Richfield and ARCO brands.

Oliver Earls Mobil Station: Written on the back of this photo are the words “Oliver Earls, Delaware Avenue, November 6, 1949.” Earls appears to have been associated with several Delmar area stations where he was a noted “garage man.” This Mobil station is possibly the forerunner of the modern one on Delaware Avenue at the corner of Howard Place in Delmar. Note the Pegasus logo over the doorway. It has been a trademark of Mobil since the 1930s. Oliver Earls married Jeanette Radley in 1941. Jeanette taught math in Bethlehem schools from 1931 to 1968. (Courtesy of the Bethlehem Historical Association.)

Shell Oil traces its beginnings to Marcus Samuel, a London shopkeeper who in 1833 began importing shells from the Far East, among a variety of other items. His sons, Marcus Jr, and Sam, continued and expanded the business. In the late 1880s, they became involved with the export of oil and revolutionized the transport of bulk oil aboard steamer ships. Their Shell Transport and Trading Company joined with Royal Dutch Petroleum in 1903 and officially adopted the familiar scallop shell logo in 1904. The Shell Oil Company is the American branch of the modern Shell Global. It traces its beginnings to 1912 and continues to use the iconic shell logo. The Texaco company goes back to the discovery of oil in southeast Texas in the early 20th century. Cover - Maple Avenue Filling Station: Just visible over the doorway at the Maple Avenue Filling station is a sign that reads “Melvin Hood.” Melvin Hood operated this station for a short time about 1928-29. A note in the Altamont Enterprise from February 3, 1928 reads: Melvin Hood, proprietor of the Socony Maple avenue filling station has installed an electric player piano. He is also giving great reductions in the form of dividend tickets. He is also giving a book on “Care of Your Car” to each customer.” Hood moved on to an Albany station where he was the manager at the time of his death in 1943 at the age of 53. The exact location of the station in Selkirk has not been identified. The folks in the picture, dated 1928, are members of the Hood family.

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Elm Garage: The Elm Garage is pictured here circa 1950. Note the sign for Atlantic gas. Advertised on the building is “Expert Body and Fender Work.” The building still stands on Feura Bush Road near the intersection with Elm Avenue. It is no longer a service station. (Courtesy of the Bethlehem Historical Association.)

Top’s Shell station: Top’s Shell Station was located at the corner of Whitehall and New Scotland Road back when this area was still part of the town of Bethlehem. Today the lot is vacant, however the house in the background is still standing. Note the Shell logo sign hanging on the far right.

The Texas Company trademarked their distinctive red star logo in 1909, adding the word “Texaco” in 1913. Texaco merged with Chevron in 2001 and the brand continues today. Bethlehem has boasted many gasoline service stations over the year from small cottage style buildings to blocky modern structures with service bays and sales offices. Just a few are featured here. Susan E. Leath presently serves as Bethlehem’s Town Historian. She is the author of Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York. The book is

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On August 1, 1876, Colorado, also known as the Centennial State, became the 38th state of the United States.

Susan welcomes your suggestions for future Then and Now articles. She can be reached at sleath@townofbethlehem.org

On August 2, 1909, the Lincoln penny was issued. On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage across the Atlantic. During the Civil War on August 5, 1864, the Battle of Mobile Bay was won by the Union forces. On August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle successfully swam the English Channel.

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CALENDAR Wednesday, August 10 EVENINGS ON THE GREEN Andy the Music Man, a children’s musician known for energetic, interactive shows will perform, 7 p.m. Concert preceded by an ice cream social and membership drive by the Friends of the Library at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3 PAPER CIRCUITS & POP-UP CARDS Make cool illuminated pop-up cards with easy electrical Thursday, August 11 circuits using LED lights and copper tape, 2:30 p.m. For CHALK IT UP TO FUN We’re breaking out the sidewalk chalk and letting our grades 6-12. imaginations run wild. Will be held inside if it rains, 10-11 a.m. For kids and families. Wednesday, August 3 EVENINGS ON THE GREEN Toss the Feathers will perform traditional Irish tunes, 7 p.m. Thursday, August 11 HEART BEATS WITH TURTLEDANCE MUSIC Get ready to laugh, play, and dance at this musical experience Thursday, August 4 on the Green, 2:30 p.m. For kids and families. JAZZ HOP The Dance Experience will be dropping by to teach us some groovy jazz moves on the Green. Will not be held in the Friday, August 12 event of inclement weather, 10-10:30 a.m. For kids and COFFEE & CINEMA: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY Travel the world through film in the comfort of the library’s families. Community Room. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be available, 10 a.m. Friday, August 5 SUMMER CINEMA: FROZEN – SING-ALONG EDITION Bring a blanket or pillow; the library will provide the Friday, August 12 SUMMER CINEMA: INSIDE OUT popcorn, 2:30 p.m. For children and families. Bring a blanket or pillow; the library will provide the popcorn, 2:30 p.m. For children and families. Saturday, August 6 3D PRINTER DEMO Check out the library’s 3D printer and find out how the Monday, August 15 cutting-edge technology works and see the new 3Doodler LEGO CLUB in action, 11 a.m.-noon. Under 16 must attend with parent We supply the Legos; you supply the imagination, 10 a.m. For kids and families. or guardian. Call or go online to sign up. Monday, August 8 LEGO CLUB We supply the Legos; you supply the imagination, 10 a.m. For kids and families.

Monday, August 15 FIVE RIVERS PRESENTS: GOING THE DISTANCE Put yourself in an animal’s “shoes” as you learn the many migration hurdles they face, 2 p.m. For kids and families.

Monday, August 15 Monday, August 8 FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEET LIBRARY BOARD MEETS The library’s board of trustees meets; public is welcome, 6 New members always welcome, 6:30 p.m. p.m. Tuesday, August 16 NINJA U Monday, August 8 Hone your skills in espionage, throwing, meteorology, CATFISH CHARLIE’S GREAT OUTDOORS Listen to songs about the benefits of exploring the great geology and more. Bring a long-sleeved T-shirt to create a outdoors and meet Catfish Charlie and his puppet pals ninja disguise, 11 a.m. For grades K-5. Skeeter the bear and Hubert the hound dog, 7-8 p.m. For Tuesday, August 16 kids and families. E-TEXTILES Use wearable electronics to transform an ordinary shirt into Tuesday, August 9 a light-up textile, 2:30 p.m. Bring your own shirt. Registration MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE Create a custom milk chocolate bar with fillings and toppings required. For grades 6-12. of your choice, 2:30 p.m. For grades 6-12. Wednesday, August 17 KIDS COOKING CLUB Tuesday, August 9 Jodie Fitz, founder of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club, GAME NIGHT An evening of fun games like bingo, bean bag toss, cup will guide kids through a hands-on cooking experience, stacking, tabletop board games and more for the whole 2-2:45. For kids and families. Sign up online or call. family, 6-7:30 p.m.

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My dear constant readers, The dog days of summer are smoldering outside the shop while I write this article. The door is technically shut & the air conditioning is on this humid day, however, Seamus & I are open & ready to assist one and all who enter our shop. In recent weeks I have stocked the shelves with hundreds of children’s books thanks to my sister Kelly (a pre-school teacher), her children & several other families who have recently chosen to responsibly recycle their children’s books! Everything from Little Einstein’s board books to emergent reader chapter books. I also have a growing young adult section with thrillers, relationship books, and sci-fi/fantasy! This past month I have had the pleasure of reading a book that I consider one of my all time favorites now. I had mentioned last month that I had started to read “A Man Called Ove” by Frederick Backman. I was receiving two to three inquiries a week as to whether I had the book in shop. It was on several discussion groups list. I ordered one for a shopfriend. She could not come immediately for it, so I decided to read the first chapter. I was hooked. I ordered the book for myself! Yes, me who technically owns 18,000+ books ordered a book for myself! I couldn’t put it down once I started it! Sometimes that happens when the tone, setting, voice & plot draws you in immediately! I felt as if I was magically inserted into this simple tale, set in contemporary Sweden (home of the author). The plot follows the life of a senior citizen in a small town, a bit of a curmudgeon, set in his ways, routine, opinions with obsessive attention to rules & propriety. Its simplistic style & pace transported me to Sweden, its customs and adapting contemporary lifestyle. This may seem an odd comparison, but in many ways it reminded me of “The Help” in that I was drawn into the story to a time, people, and society that seemed foreign to me, but the people became real instantly. When I love the reading experience, as much as I did this book, I tend to want everyone to partake. It may not be for you, though. Reading is a very personal experience done from your perspective, in your personal imagination & personal life experience. I just haven’t been this moved by a book like this in a while. It is definitely in my top 10 list now. A recent customer saw that I was reading “Ove” and brought me another book by the author. I am loving this one just as much, it is called “Britt-Marie Was Here”. The imagery & the characters are so vivid that I actually dreamt that I was a part of the story the other night! The book will be for sale once I have finished it. I have sold 5 copies of “Ove” and would love any other copies if someone would like to bring it in for trade. Regarding trade credit, please remember, I will gladly look at 6 clean, odor-free books at a time for credits. Hardcovers should be no older than 2 years unless they are classic literature and should have dustjackets as a rule. Paperbacks should have front and back cover. I can look at 10 children’s books or DVDs at a time. I will consider all conditions, but those closest to new/gift giving quality are preferred. Your credits are stored in your personal account and then work like a coupon at the time of sale and will take an

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additional 20% off our lowest price. I still have a selection of some books for $1, $3.99, and $5 in areas around the store. I will gladly order a book for you that you cannot find and do my best to keep your price as low as possible. Unlike area bookstores that don’t buy used or “out of print” books, I will do my best ot connect you to what you are searching for. The other day a longtime customer came in after being away for almost a year because of health issues. I was thrilled to catch up with her and I assisted her with both large print & regular mysteries & mystery cozies (you know the ones that may have recipes, crafting directions included in the story) for her summer reading. Thanks to her son Mark for bringing her in! This past summer I have had the pleasure of one of my granddaughters, Trinity, with me on most Thursdays in the shop. We spend the day together here, and then head off to the Town Pool after we close at 4pm. I hope that the memories made amongst the books will be one she will treasure for years to come, I know I will. We are bringing her to Maine with us for one week of our summer vacation where we will re-introduce her to part of her Eldridge history on Lake Sebec, in DoverFoxcroft, Maine and in the Moosehead Lake & Borestone Mountain region. I can’t wait until we can read together in the hammock, on the deck, on the dock and then dip into the water to explore the shoreline with our swimming noodles & flippers! I always bring a dozen books with me, with her along, and the visit of her family & three year old sister, I have a feeling I just might not be reading as much! In closing, I need to post a temporary change to store hours while I head to Maine for my annual vacation to Sebec Lake. The store will be closed: Monday August 15th and will re-open Monday August 29th. I am sorry for any inconvenience. I do not have any staff to assist with the store at this time, so, family, health, relaxation, swimming, hiking, reading come to the forefront for that time, and I need to close the shop for that time. Come on in before then to stock up on your reading needs. Until next month, Happy Reading…and tell a friend about my unique cozy bookshop!

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I’ve made it my commitment to be YOUR real estate expert in the Town of Bethlehem. I thank everyone who helped me sell more than 375 homes in the Town of Bethlehem! 187 Roweland Avenue, Delmar $1,170,000 Nestled in the heart of Olde Delmar on over 4.5 private acres, this home boasts orig wide-plank floors, 4 fireplaces, exquisite period details paired perfectly w/modern updates t/o. A true family home, Hamagrael House has 5 br’s, 3 full/ 2 half baths, a lg family room, living room & playroom/study. Dining rm known as the “Hub” is flanked by an exposed brick wall w/incredible views of the patio/backyard; gourmet kit boasts Viking appls/soapstone counters. Upstairs has 4 br’s, private master suite & more!

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“Welcome home” to this gorgeous, Keystone-built custom beauty! Situated on one of the most desirable streets in Olde Delmar, this home is just amazing! Perfect for someone wanting 1st floor living, enjoy Brazilian cherry h/w floors, lg master br w/custom European-style shower/claw foot soaking tub, large dining room w/tin tray ceiling, gourmet kit w/shrock cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances & wine cooler. Entry courtyard, fin’d bsmt, backyard patio & much more!

25 Nathaniel Blvd, Delmar $219,000

Welcome to this storybook, tudor-style home! Situated in a great part of town where you are a stone's throw from farmer's markets, shopping, places of worship & schools, this all brick home boasts h/w floors throughout, nice high ceilings on the first floor, a cozy living room w/fireplace, spacious dining room & updated kitchen w/solid surface counters and pantry. Three bedrooms & full bath up. New boiler; windows have been replaced & electrical updated. One car garage, fenced in yard!

LayDs! SinO 6d 59 Brookview Avenue, Delmar $259,000

Enjoy lots of space in this lovely four bedroom home! Situated on a private, landscaped lot in the desirable Kenholm Gardens neighborhood, this home boasts lovely h/w floors, a spacious floor plan for entertaining, comfortable eat-in kitchen, three br's & full bath up. The lower level has a bedroom, a family room w/sliding glass door leading to a large patio, a great laundry room, 3/4 bath, another room which can be used as a large mudroom or home office, a work room & an oversized two car garage!

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Adorable ranch home situated on extra large lot in fabulous Olde Delmar neighborhood. Hardwood floors throughout, sunny and open floor plan, walk-up attic with tons of potential for expansion.

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108 Longmeadow Drive, Delmar $309,900

Situated at the end of the street and on a lovely, private lot, this home has a great, flexible floor plan with tons of additional space for a growing/changing family. On the first floor some added features include a beautiful double-sided stone fireplace and a large laundry room. The second floor master boasts a hot tub for enjoyment on those cold winter nights (which are coming!), three additional br's & a loft. More finished space on walk-out lower level w/ in-law potential. Tons of space for the price!

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Waiting for a larger home walking distance to the elementary school, the heart of town, farmers markets & more? Look no further! Lovingly updated and maintained, 151 Winne is ready for you. Enjoy beautiful hardwood floors, an updated kitchen and baths, newer roof, furnace,windows, a/c, first floor laundry and a REAL mudroom, a 1st floor office that could easily be a br, a large master br/bath, a rec room in the basement and a two-car garage that will make you the envy of the neighborhood!

84 Font Grove Road, Slingerlands $375,000

What a wonderful place to call home! Welcome to this sunny, wonderfully maintained home. There is nothing to do as you will enjoy a new furnace, new energy efficient Anderson windows, remodeled kitchen with quartz counters, newer roof, remodeled master bath, added a heated in-ground pool, screened porch & more. First floor is open and spacious for entertaining, as well as has first-floor laundry. Four bedrooms up, large full bath. Lot is private and landscaped. Be in to enjoy summer!

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7 Elwood Road, Slingerlands $235,000

“Welcome home” to this charming Norman Rockwell style bungalow! Situated in the heart of town close to farmer’s markets, library, schools, market, pubs & more, this enchanting home offers 1st floor h/w floors, a cozy living room with brick f/p, an enclosed sitting room to enjoy your morning coffee, dining rm, a full bath, office/ bedroom depending on need, updated kitchen & sunny “breakfast room” which could also be used as a lg mudroom. Three br’s/full bath up, garage, lovely deck/yard.

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6 Wilshire Drive, Delmar $229,000

LaD ys! Sn O 13 d Ready to buy a home that you can put your own mark on and make it yours? Welcome to 7 Elwood Road. Situated on a lovely lot, walking distance to Slingerlands Elementary and a quick bike ride to Five Rivers, this home boasts hardwood floors on first floor and has a large sunny eat in kitchen, full bath, bedroom, dining and living rooms. Second floor has three bedrooms and an office/playroom. Newer roof, water heater and boiler. Lovely deck and backyard to enjoy the summer!!!

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Just bring your furniture and move right into this spacious, well-cared for home. Positioned on a sprawling 3/4 acre lot & on one of Slingerlands’ loveliest streets, this home combines stylish living with comfort. You will enjoy beautiful wood floors, kitchen with granite counters, an expansive family room w/brick fireplace (currently has wood-stove insert but can be converted back to gas or kept as wood), a large sunroom overlooking private yard, a heated pool, fenced yard, hot tub, walking trail & more!

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