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Notes from Supervisor Runion’s Office Fall is a busy time of year in Guilderland as we all shift seasons. Whether the focus is on the opening of a new school year, getting the yard set for the colder weather, or getting residents’ leaves picked up and preparing highway equipment for snowplowing mode, changes are all around us. At our Town Board meeting on September 17, an official from the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services was on hand to present Chief Carol Lawlor with a certificate formally recognizing the Guilderland Police Department as an accredited law enforcement agency. Approximately 25% of the law enforcement agencies in New York State have been awarded this recognition, which is based on the attainment of high performance levels in 130 standards, which encompass the broad categories of administration, training, and operations. All applicants for certification are subjected to a thorough screening process, which includes a three-day on-site assessment by a team of reviewers from across the state. In addition to the overall recognition given to the Department, Sergeant Gary Lee received an award from the Division of Criminal Justice Services for his work in coordinating the Department’s program to achieve the required standards of performance for accreditation. At the same meeting, Senior Patrol Officer Brian Forte was recognized as the incoming President of the New York Police Juvenile Officers’ Association, and Sergeant Roger Ginder received an award from the Association as the Juvenile Officer of the Year. The Supervisor’s Draft 2010 Town Budget was released on September 30, and is available for review on-line at the Town website, www.townofguilderland.com. This draft budget, which will be voted on by the Town Board at its November 5 meeting, holds the Town’s tax rate for 2010 steady at $0.26 per $1,000 of assessed value. Putting the Town tax in perspective, a Guilderland property assessed at $200,000 pays Town taxes of $52.00 per year. We are pleased to have been able to hold the Town tax rate steady for 2010. One element of the 2009 Town budget that we have received positive feedback on has been the upgrading of playground equipment at the Ronald Place Park and the Firefighters’ Memorial Park on DiBella Drive. I am pleased to report that the 2010 budget contains an appropriation that will allow us to continue our program for the upgrading of playground facilities in Guilderland’s parks. Residents should be aware that the Guilderland Highway Department’s annual leaf pick-up program will commence on Monday, October 19. Please be sure to follow the guidelines for the program by placing only leaves and pine needles by the pavement in areas where leaf vacuuming is done, or by placing bagged leaves by the road in areas where the vacuum does not operate. We request all our residents to be considerate of the safety of others and not create leaf piles so high or so situated as to potentially limit the vision of drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Specific pickup dates for different streets are included in the Town newsletter mailed to all residents in mid-September. These dates may also be obtained on the Town website, www.townofguilderland.com, or by calling the Town Highway Department at 861-5108. Providing transportation for things like medical appointments and shopping is a vital component of Guilderland’s Senior Services Program. The Town has recently been able to upgrade its transportation program with the acquisition of one new and one used twelve-passenger bus, both of which are scheduled for delivery in October. The new vehicle, which was purchased with the assistance of a grant from the NY State Office for the Aging, has a wheelchair lift. In addition to these acquisitions, the Town’s 24-passenger bus is being refurbished, with improvements including new doors and a new wheelchair lift. The Guilderland Police Department “Kids’ Halloween Extravaganza” will take place on Friday, October 30 from 6:308:30 P.M. at Town Hall. This popular event is geared toward children in the pre-school through primary grade age range. Activities offered will include a Halloween Puppet Safety Show in the Town Board Room, digital fingerprinting and refreshments in the lobby, and the “Haunted Courtyard” in the area in front of Town Hall. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Creative costumes are especially welcome! We appreciate the efforts of numerous staff members in putting together this event every year. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. All of Guilderland’s thirty-two polling places will be open on that date from 6:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Several Albany County offices will be on the ballot this November, as will the Town positions of Supervisor, Town Board (2 of 4 seats), Town Justice (1 of 2 positions), Town Clerk, and Receiver of Taxes. I encourage all Guilderland residents to make their voices heard by participating in this vital element of the democratic process.

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Setting the Record Straight On Ken Runion Supervisor Runion’s “claims” about his accomplishments must be scrutinized. Too much is at stake for our community on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. Please take a closer look:

1-Fiscal Accountability

Mr. Runion Claim: Guilderland has the lowest town taxes in the Capital District. Facts: This is false. The town of Malta, for example, has no town tax at all. Mr. Runion raised property taxes four percent this year and town fees by 20 percent. He has also raised his own salary at almost twice the rate of inflation since taking office. Do you really believe your taxes are low?

2-Public Safety

Mr. Runion Claim: The town has enhanced police, paramedic and EMS services. Facts: Mr. Runion actually reduced staffing for paramedics. The paramedics’ union representative wrote the cuts, “seriously compromise response capabilities, citizen safety and effectiveness of the EMS department.” Guilderland sometimes has only two paramedics at night to cover the entire town.

3-Public Trust

Mr. Runion Claim: Political favoritism and undue influence have been eliminated. Facts: The Runion administration has had numerous scandals. Mr. Runion’s police chief, Jim Murley, gambled at Turning Stone while on town time. A key Runion political operative was caught political blogging on town time and sweetheart assessment deals continue to go to the well-connected.

4-Open Government

Mr. Runion Claim: Town government is more open. Facts: The Runion administration is as secretive as ever. The town refused to release a single document on the Murley probe. Mr. Runion and his fellow Democrat board members voted down proposals to have department heads appear at town board meetings and said no to bipartisan input on a police interview committee to ensure the most qualified candidates are chosen. Mr. Runion abruptly left a town board meeting in August while being questioned. That departure was not shown during video replays of the meeting.

5- Pedestrian and Traffic Safety

Mr. Runion Claim: The town has addressed pedestrian and traffic safety issues. Facts: Mr. Runion has never even conducted a comprehensive corrective study of Western Avenue traffic. Promised sidewalks to Guilderland Center and many other areas have yet to materialize despite his 10 years in office. Guilderland’s bike paths remain woefully inadequate.

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Message from the Chamber...

It’s hard to believe that fall is officially here! Though some tend to get discouraged to see the summer weather go (myself included), it is safe to say that the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce provides a wide variety of festivities and initiatives that captures the essence of autumn in upstate New York. This is one of our busiest times, with so much going on! I can’t go on any further without first mentioning our3rd annual Souped Up on Guilderland event. It will be taking place on October 10 at Altamont Orchard. What could be better than bringing your family and friends to taste some of the finest soups in the area, attending a SOUPED UP car show, seeing live entertainment, picking apples, going on hay rides, and eating LOTS of good food. The soup contestants from the last two years are getting serious this year; Cider House, Aromi D’Italia, BFS and The Highlands are all defending their titles, and competing with Hana, Tesoro, Township Tavern, and other local restaurants. Looking to better your business? GCC is partnering with the SUNY Small Business Development Center and the Guilderland Public Library again for our “start up” series on October 17, 24, and 31 at the Library 10-12. Last year, an average of 20 people attended the sessions to get free advice and guidance on starting a business. There are other activities you can get involved in as well, like the Guilderland Library’s Disney Friday Night at the movies running from September 25-November 13; getting in shape and fit for the upcoming holiday season at Sportime via their new Total Body Express beginner program; or skipping the workout and hitting up Little Caesars pizza and Athos Restaurant for their specials for the fall. I want to end this month’s letter with a huge “Thank you” to the Guilderland-Altamont community for the outpouring of support and fundraising efforts for the Kimmerer family of Guilderland. Evan Kimmerer a 12 year old middle school student, was suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery. The middle and high school students, local community organizations and businesses all have mobilized to help the family in this stressful time. That is one of the best things about living here; that when a disaster happens, the whole town cares. The next event for Evan is October 9 at Keenholdt Park from 6-10 pm; and donations for the family are also being accepted at key Bank at Star Plaza, and CM Fox design center Friday, November 13, 2009 on Western Ave. olish Merican p M Sunday, May 10thuffet - 10am-3pm lease call for reservations. For dates, locations, and more information about these events, For More PInformation Call 518-456-3995 call the GCC at 456-6611 or visit BINGO ... Every & Tuesday Night W e specialize in WMonday eddings, Banquets , corporate www.guilderlandchamber.com. Doors Open at 6pm • Games begin at 7:30pm

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Has tHe Guilderland real estate Market stabilized?

It seems like everyone today has questions about the current state of the Guilderland real estate market. How are values? Are homes selling? How long will it take to sell my home? These are questions that I hear almost every day. When I started in the business almost 20 years ago, a real estate agent’s primary evaluation tool was a CMA or Comparative Market Analysis. Using this method an agent would evaluate prior closed, pending, and active listings in an area to derive an estimated value for a property. This method is still used by many agents today. However, to really know what is going on in a real estate market in general, a more detailed statistical analysis is required. Based on recent Multiple Listing Service Data here is what is happening in Guilderland as of September. There are roughly 231 single family homes listed for sale with an average list price of $393,190. So far in 2009, 205 single family homes have been sold in Guilderland for an average sale price of $262,826 and an average marketing time of about 70 days. Homes are selling for 96.13% of list price on average. On the surface these numbers are somewhat deceiving. A closer look indicates that almost 1 in 5 homes listed for sale expired unsold. Based on the current absorption rate in all price ranges, Guilderland has about a 10 month supply of homes on the market. As a general rule of thumb, a 6 month supply of homes is considered to be a balanced market. When the inventory of homes is greater then 6 months it is considered a buyer’s market. A supply less then 6 months will tend to indicate the market favors sellers. These are general numbers and serve as a guideline only. Each neighborhood and price range within the town will vary from the averages and each home should be evaluated individually to draw accurate valuation and marketing conclusions. In response to various information requests, we have recently added a free online real estate market snapshot that can be customized using current up to date Multiple Listing Service data. If you want to know what is happening in your Guilderland neighborhood visit us at www.guilderlandmarkettrends.com This site will give you a free analysis of what homes in your neighborhood are actually selling for as well as information such as days on the market for specific homes. If you need help interpreting your free report please call us! Kevin Clancy has been providing

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A. I offer flexible scheduleing so we can get the job done at a time that does not interfere with your life. O c c a s i o n a l l y, someone needs help outside the normal 9-5 hours and most of the time I am able to accommodate them and get the job done. I recently spent a night cleaning to prepare for an early morning breakfast party.

Q. Do you do anything different than a typical cleaning service?

A. I tailor my services to meet my clients needs. I actually iron for a couple of clients that don’t like to iron! I go beyond the normal quick in/out superficial clean that other services provide. I touch almost every surface, picture and knick-knack that collects dust. When was the last time you cleaned your baseboards?

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Q. What do you love most about the business?

home-cleaning by a lifetime Guilderland resident • Spotless • Spotless home-cleaning by a lifetime Guilderland resident. I’ll make your home shine in less time! I’ll make your home shine less time! • Top quality products to careinfor your special furniture & fixtures • Top qualityBiweekly, products to care fortime your special • Weekly, Monthly, One cleaning • Senior Discounts furniture & fixtures • Owner does all the work - I take pride in every job • Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, One time cleaning • Free estimates at your request • Senior Discounts • Ask about our care care and gutter cleaning services too! • Serving Haven Hills,work Prescott Woods, Kennewyck, • Owner does all the - I take pride in every Vale, job Pine Haven, Campus Weatherfields area • Free estimates at yourClub, request • 25% discount on first cleaning • Serving Altamont, Guilderland • Holiday gift certificates available&- Niskayuna give the gift of a clean home • Holiday gift certificates available - give the gift of a and quality time • Earnhome 2 free and cleaning hours when you refer a new client to me clean quality time

Q. What do you think is your biggest challenge with the business?

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Nathancleans has been mythan home twoever years “Nathan fastercleaning and better we for could do now. on ourHe own. always friendly. not only Weishave moreprofessional, time to spendreliable with ourand 3 children. OurHe bathrooms have never like this. polish really shows does whatsparkled is expected but Nathan’s does thatfurniture extra task to make my offhouse our wood furniture to its best advantage. Our only regret is that sparkle! we waited so long to call him” Maureen Tapler, Guilderland

– Todd & Lisa Slingerland, Haven Hills

A. I enjoy the people I meet and work with. I find that most of my customers are using my services for the same reasons that I am offering them. We all want extra time in our lives so we can spend it doing the things we enjoy.

A. I have been very fortunate. I have most of the same customers that I started with. Unfortunatly, with the change in the economy some of my customers could no longer use my service. The challenge for me lies in all the different hats a small business owner needs to wear. Now, in addition to providing the best cleaning service I can provide, I also need to be a marketer. Two skills that don’t necessarily go hand in hand!

Q. What do you want the community to know about you?

A. I am a lifelong Guilderland resident and I take pride in my work. My motto is “Consistency, the first time & everytime.” If you are looking to free up some of your time, give me a call.

“YOUR SATISFACTION IS MY FIRST PRIORITY”

NATHAN YOUR BUTLER

852-5516

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Campus Children’s Center, Inc. Helping Kids Grow for more than 25 Years The Campus Children's Center, Inc. is a notfor-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care in a safe and loving environment. Our staff is committed to fostering the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of each child and supporting the family structure. We are currently accepting enrollment in all of our preschool and pre-k programs. Please join us at one of our three convenient locations in Albany For more information contact 518-457-3210 www.campuschildrenscenter.com

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What is a Divorce Financial Planner? If you have gone through a separation or divorce, you probably asked yourself some of these questions: should I keep the house and not the pension, will I have money to retire on, will I need to get a job, or a second job, will I be ok? Separation and divorce are critical financial times. During this time of uncertainty you will make decisions that will affect the rest of your life. Here’s a somewhat disheartening and sobering fact: the US Census Bureau estimates that there are currently 50 percent as many divorces as there are marriages. The divorce rate has doubled from that of the early 70s. While the legalities of getting a divorce may have become somewhat easier in the past 30 years, the financial ramifications remain the most intimidating and potentially devastating aspect of ending a significant life partnership. Developing comprehensive insight of the short-and long-term financial effects of divorce can save valuable time, money and distress, especially if the process is conducted early in the legal proceedings. Many separating couples seek individual legal assistance before assessing their financial situation. While lawyers serve a crucial and valuable role as individual legal advocates, they are not necessarily there to explain financial consequences in detail. Working with a client and their attorney, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ can forecast the long-term effects of the settlement. By using a CDFATM, you can have a clearer view of your financial future. Only then can you approach a legal settlement that fully addresses your financial needs and capabilities. CDFA’sTM help attorneys by helping their client make financial sense of proposals. With proper planning and expert help from a professional specializing in financially equitable divorce settlements, you can increase your chances of arriving at a settlement that fully addresses your long-term financial needs. It’s important to realize that divorce is the breakup of an economic unit, as well as a family unit. Remember that the decisions you make now will affect the rest of your life. Developing a long-term forecast for your financial situation is far better than a short-term snapshot. Financial decisions must be made that not only take care of immediate family needs, but retirement needs as well. Misinformation and misconceptions about the divorce process can be detrimental. Mary Stokes is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFATM) and a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), as well as a Certified Financial Planner professional (CFPTM). Mary has been in the financial services industry for 27 years. The IDFA is dedicated to the long-term financial future of families going through a divorce. Mary Stokes is a Registered Representative with Securities America, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC and Securities America Advisors. Mary can be reached at 518-690-0518 or mary.stokes@securitiesamerica.com.


October 2009 - - -

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Upcoming Events Join us for our wine tasting on Saturday , October 24th, hosted by Carolyn Brown from CB Wine Imports and on Saturday, November 7th “We have an extensive selection of small production, hard to find wines and hosted by Tim Elliot from the tastiest selection of wines in the Capital District. Over 2000 wine selections! If you love wine, you’ll love our store! Matt Brothers Imports 3641-3643 Carman Rd. • Schenectady, NY 12303 • 518-356-5988 • www.CarmanWines.com To Advertise in the Our Towne Guilderland Monthly Shopper, Please Call (518)356-3898

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Do You Want to Give Your Child an

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We at Capital Northeast Martial Arts are a “Powerful Words” school. The Powerful Words program was designed by nationally acclaimed Child Psychologist, Dr. Robyn Silverman. The “Powerful Words” system is one of the tools we use to help your child gain that “Unfair Advantage”. You will see greater self-confidence, selfesteem and academic achievement in your child while they are having a fun time learning something new. We are offering a 1 month “test drive” for $29.95. Call us at 518-452-3065 to set up a private lesson or for more information. Check out our article this month’s edition. Call the school about the anti- bullying seminar in October

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Get Active this winter and join Guilderland Martial Arts. Taekwondo is a sport you can participate in no mater what the weather is! It is also a great sport to do with your children and still get a great workout. We have openings in all our programs, including our new After School Program. Have your child bussed* to us from school for a new and great alternative to traditional after school care.

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That’s right, 19¢ full color copies or 1971 Western Ave digital printing all October long; no Guilderland / Albany min, no max, no coupons, no Next to Hewitts Garden Ctr kidding! You can even lock color in M-F:8-6 Sat: 8-4 at only 25¢ year ‘round! Print from 452-6085 hard copy, disk, USB drive, or email. store0917@theupsstore.com Pricing for 8½ x 11 single sided 28lb only


October 2009 - - -

Q A k

with Mario Darpino

On The Pipe Cycles

Q. What year did your business start? A. On The Pipe Cycles opened in 1999. I became the new owner in June 2005. For those of you who may not be familiar with On The Pipe Cycles, I am a KTM motorcycle dealer. I provide service and parts on all brands of dirt bikes, ATV’s and snowmobiles. In addition, I sell a variety of products ranging from oils and runners to riding accessories and helmets. Q. Where are you located and were you always in the same location? A. I am located at 457 Route 146 in Guilderland Center. On The Pipe Cycles has always been at this location. Q. How and why did you get into the business? A. I have been riding and racing dirt bikes since I was a little kid. Since then it has been my life long passion. Q. Do you have many regular customers? Is there anything specific that they are always coming in for? A. I have many regular customers. Many of them come in for seasonal tune-ups and to purchase necessary supplies. Q. Are you known for anything special? A. Probably what makes my business so special is the personalized service that I provide. I have often received feedback from customers that it is a pleasure to work directly with the owner. That gives me alot of satisfaction.

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Q. What hours are you open? A. I am open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Q. Do you sponsor any local teams, if so which ones? A. I sponsor several local racers including Seth Rarrick (motocross) and Jake Malanowski (flat track). Q. What do you love most about the business? A. As I mentioned earlier I have a lot of regular customers. Because many of them share my passion for riding, they have become good friends as well. Needless to say, I feel very fortunate to have such great customers. Q. What do you think is your biggest challenge with the business? A. Like many other organizations, my business has felt the effects of people cutting back. However, I am happy to say many of my customers continue to ride despite the economy. Q. What do you want the community to know about you? A. Whether you are a new or seasoned rider, I invite people to stop in for all of their riding needs.

Hours: M-F 10-6 Sat 10-3 www.onthepipe.com

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Water Conservation “Saving Water Drop By Drop” Part of our Environmental Conservation Series Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 pm College Financial Planning Workshop Part of the College Prep Series Saturday, October 10, 10 am

A college financial planning workshop will be presented by Pierce Mahar of Education Funding Specialists, Inc. Parents will learn strategies for helping their student apply to college, positioning finances to get merit aid, balancing the cost of education vs. the value of a degree earned, and minimizing out-of-pocket expenses. For additional information, contact Mr. Mahar at 452-8751 or visit his website. Call Adult Reference at 456-2400 ext. 7 to register.

Family History Basics Monday, October 12, 7 pm

In celebration of Family History Month the Library is holding a special program on how to start documenting and preserving your family’s history. This basic program is about what to save, how to organize what you are saving, and how to preserve your family treasures for

the future. The emphasis will be on papers, documents, and photographs. The program will be presented by amateur genealogist Barbara Nichols Randall, Director of the Library.

It’s a Match - How to Select the College that’s Right for You! Part of the College Prep Series Wednesday, October 14, 7 pm Jill Rifkin of College Options will present a program entitled “It’s a Match – How to Select The College that’s Right for You!” for high school students and their parents. Ms. Rifkin has been an independent college counselor for over 15 years and made in-depth visits to over 500 colleges. The discussion will focus on distinguishing the characteristics of the different colleges and how they relate to the student’s needs, zeroing in on a range of appropriate schools, and assessing the academic and social climate during campus visits. No registration is required. For additional information, call Jill Rifkin at 439-1843.

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Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks Lecture and slide show with Adirondack Explorer editor Phil Brown Saturday, October 17, 2 pm

Phil Brown became interested in the legendary hiker and conservationist Bob Marshall while working as editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine. In the Adirondacks, Marshall is remembered as the first person to climb all 46 of the region’s High Peaks (one of which is now named after him), but he did much else in his life. He explored arctic Alaska before it was mapped and wrote a best-selling book about his experience. As a federal official, he lobbied tirelessly for the preservation of wild lands. He also founded the Wilderness Society. After his death, the U.S. government created the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana in his honor. In 2006, Phil published an anthology of Marshall’s writings titled Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks: Writings of a Pioneering Peak-Bagger, Pond-Hopper and Wilderness Preservationist. His slideshow presentation is an outgrowth of that book. It includes numerous photos taken of and by Marshall, including some of the earliest color shots of the Adirondacks. Phil has given this talk all over the state, including at Bob Marshall’s alma mater, the state College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the storied Explorers Club in Manhattan. Phil will be selling and signing his book after the program. To register for this program, call Adult Reference at 456-2400 x 7.

We can all make a difference; come and learn how simple it can be to save water, drop by drop. This class will look at water conservation from a global perspective by viewing the film, “Flow: For the Love of Water,” and locally by sharing some tips to save water on the home front. Maria DeLucia-Evans, an educator from the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be the presenter. Looking for even more ways to save money and energy? Check out a Kill A Watt!

Introduction to Digital Photography with Sally Delmerico, Photographer Part of our Digital Photography series Saturday, October 24, 2 pm

CameraLearn how to use your digital camera. Find out what the settings and functions mean as well as how to compose a good photograph. Terminology will be demystified. You will learn how to download picture files to your computer and email them. Some basic photo editing will be covered, such as red eye removal and color adjustment. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras and charged batteries. Sally Delmerico is a professional photographer who has worked in the field for more than 20 years. Her work will also be on display in the Library during October and November. To register for this program, call Adult Reference at 456-2400 x 7.

Meet Samuel de Champlain and his wife, Hélène Boullé Sunday, October 25, 2 pm

Enjoy an afternoon with the explorer and his wife and learn how they poured their energies and talents into the establishment of French settlements in North America. Hear about Champlain’s adventures as a mariner and cartographer and find out about how his efforts resulted in a continuing French presence in North America. French Professor David Graham and his québécoise wife, Louise Pilon, become the Champlains in this entertaining and informative program appropriate for all ages. This program made possible by a grant from the Upper Hudson Library System.


October 2009 - - -

Estate Jewelry versus New At Roman Jewels, we have purchased over one million dollars in estate and pre-owned jewelry in the past year. We inspect and refinish each piece that makes it to our estate case. Why purchase estate versus new? The number one reason these days is to save money. With gold being at an all time high, new jewelry prices are untouchable. Or, you can sacrifice quality and buy lightweight items that won’t last more than a few months. With estate jewelry, not only are you saving money, but you are purchasing a piece of history and fine craftsmanship. Art Deco and Victorian items are one-of-a-kind and true works of art. Roman Jewels has a huge selection of Art Deco diamond and gemstone jewelry as well as unique Victorian pieces and cameos. We carry a variety of preowned diamond bridal and anniversary jewelry as well as Tiffany and designer items. In a separate room, we also still and always stock a large selection of new 18k & 14k gold jewelry from Italy. Looking for a diamond but can’t afford a carat? We’ll try our best to meet your budget and help you to purchase that one carat stone. Looking to trade in or sell your unwanted gold & silver items? Roman Jewels is always buying and paying the most honest price. If we can reuse it in our estate case, we’ll pay you more than the gold value. We also pay a premium for signed designer items and watches. When shopping this holiday season, give someone you love a piece of history and something unique with the gift of estate jewelry. You’ll get more for your money and make the one you love very happy. Roman Jewels is located at 1190 Western Avenue in Albany. We’re open Monday thru Saturday 10-5 and 10-6 on Thursdays. Call us at: 459-6331 or stop in and browse.

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FIBROMYALGIA… DON’T TAKE IT LYING DOWN! By Dr. Jennifer L. noonan, SpinaL WeLLneSS Center During this beautiful change of season when the air is crisp and the colors are vibrant, most of us are enjoying the pleasures of fall. Unfortunately, changes of season for people with fibromyalgia can be a very different and painful experience. Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder for which there is no cure. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment is helping thousands by reducing the agonizing pain, debilitating fatigue, and joint stiffness associated with fibromyalgia. Chiropractic improves quality of life without medication and their harmful side affects. Current research suggests that fibromyalgia is a disorder of central nervous system hypersensitivity, which affects the chemical compounds that transmit nerve impulses. Because chiropractic care involves normalizing nerve function by adjusting the spine and correcting soft tissue, chiropractors like myself are especially well suited to help patients reduce their fibromyalgia symptoms. Research has shown that the chiropractic adjustment normalizes pain reflex generators and activates endorphins, which are natural pain relievers. It also restores impulses to and from the joint and muscular system thereby relieving pain. All this with no drugs! I use a very conservative and gentle approach with my fibro patients including spinal adjustments, trigger point and cold laser therapy. I always encourage and will design an appropriate exercise program which has been proven to help symptoms. A phrase I hear frequently from my fibro patients is, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?!”

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For more information please schedule a complimentary consultation by calling 869-3415 Dr. Noonan resides here in Guilderland with her husband David, who is also a Chiropractor, and her sons Connor, Noah and Aiden. She is a graduate of Guilderland High School, SUNY Cortland and New York Chiropractic College. She has served families in the community with chiropractic for over 17 years.

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Factory Correct Repair As an independent collision repair facility we can focus on which makes and models are prominent on the road today. The fact that we fix more Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai than any other makes could be attributed to the consumer’s demand for this type of vehicle. While these are the most common makes repaired here we are also do the sublet repairs for both Capital Volvo and New Salem Saab. Since we are Volvo Certified and trained we see hundreds of Volvos and Saabs come through our shop every year. As a high end collision center we are also experienced in fixing higher end vehicles such as Mercedes, Infiniti, Acura and BMW. We are trained at repairing suspension damage as well as air bag systems: frontal, side impact, and seat. Our technicians are skilled at all areas of collision repair and that is why we know what goes into each and every automobile repair. This means a “safer”, more correct, p r o f e s s i o n a l repair for you. Our pulling e q u i p m e n t consists of two Chief state of the art frame racks with the latest in three dimensional laser measuring systems. These pieces of equipment can actually print a before and after of your vehicle to prove its been repaired correctly. This system measures in real time so our technicians can see the repair unfold to guarantee its correctness. To replicate the factory method of fastening panels we use our approved method of spot welding new panels. We are experienced with “weld bonding” which includes taking a panel that is factory glued and welding it through with a spot weld. As conventional welding can not accomplish this, spot welding is a more effective and efficient method of duplicating a factory application. Our paint systems include PPG and Nexa Auto color; a European paint line. Both of which are mixed to order on premise and matched exactly to the vehicle’s color. Both paint systems come with a lifetime guarantee. We qualify colors, tint, and apply each paint job in a full down double bake booth. This is the highest quality spray booth that can be purchased today. This advanced technology will insure you of a factory duplicated finish and exact color match. Being a high volume shop we know all the “ins and outs” of colors as well as refinish techniques. Through I-Car training and experience we are in tune to the latest factory repair methods. While we are one of the few businesses that can say “we hope to never see you” rest assured we can provide you with the best collision repair. Coles provides you with the highest standard of repair equipment and methods. With the at home family atmosphere; give us a try: 213-2070.

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Kiss Your Junk Good Bye! We will take your mess out of your house no matter where it is located and haul it away. While you just sit back and relax!

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Learning how to properly take care of your computer and being proactive with maintenance can help prevent software problems such as data corruption or even data loss. STAY COOL All computers need to stay cool to some degree. This can be impeded by dust, pet hair, and poor ventilation. Fans inside the computer are designed to promote airflow which helps regulate the temperature of vital components. Dust & pet hair can clog up the vents or heat sinks, insulating them & preventing proper airflow & preventing the computer from cooling itself properly. I recommend blowing out all of the dust & debris that builds up in your computer at least twice a year, if not more frequently. Take your desktop/tower style computers outside and open it; usually this is accomplished with a screw-off side panel or hinged access. Use an ‘air in a can’ product, available at office supply & grocery stores, to blow the dust out. For laptops, blow dust & debris out from the vents. Laptops are designed with fewer fans to reduce the overall power consumed. Because of this, they are prone to overheat more easily. Never use a laptop directly upon your lap as the heat from your legs adds to the heat in the laptop. Laptops should never be used on any soft surfaces such as pillows or blankets. The laptop will ‘sink’ slightly into these materials, blocking the vents from proper air flow. HELP PREVENT DATA CORRUPTION & LOSS Sudden power loss due to a blackout or performing a hard shutdown can easily cause data corruption or data loss. Purchasing a ‘UPS’ (uninterrupted power supply) rated for your computer can help protect from sudden power outages. Always properly shutting down the computer using ‘Shutdown’ within Windows is the best way to turn it off. Only when the computer is completely unresponsive should you ever perform a ‘hard shutdown’ (holding in the power button). This necessary evil may be unavoidable at times, but it shouldn’t be used often. If you find you have to perform a hard shutdown on a ‘regular’ basis, you should seek technical support to resolve the issue.

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Kenneth D. Runion, Town Supervisor Guilderland Town Hall – 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 339, Guilderland, NY 12084 Phone:518-356-1980 Fax:518-356-5514 Hours:Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Town Board Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the Town Board Room at Guilderland Town Hall Town Board Kenneth Runion, Town Supervisor Mark Grimm, Town Board Member Paul Pastore, Town Board Member Warren Redlich, Town Board Member Patricia Slavick, Town Board Member The Guilderland Town Board holds a public meeting twice a month (see town calendar) and can also be viewed live during those meetings on Cable Channel 17 (Public Access Television). Additional Information available at www.townofguilderland.org

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