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The Altamont Fair is proud to host 4H competitions and exhibits. 4H is a youth development program for kids from 5-19 for both urban and rural youth in our counties. The 4H program provides an arena for positive experiences – “learning by doing” in so many areas. Stop in and enjoy 4H public presentations, club exhibits and the many competitions in creative arts, food science, animal science, natural resources, photography and more!

The Altamont Fair is the home of one of the finest Antique Farm Machinery collections on the East Coast. Much of the collection are gas engines, also known as “Hit and Miss” engines that were developed in the 1890’s and used until about 1930. The dedicated volunteers work all year long to prepare the exhibit for the Altamont Fair,

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Stop in and see the Arts & Crafts exhibit, your friends and neighbors are competing and exhibiting their needlework, quilting, clothing and decorative arts. The Blue Ribbon Cooking Center exhibits all the food competitions – chocolate delights, cupcakes, pies, jellies, jams, pickles and more! There are so many attractions every day – Circus Hollywood, with seven acts under the big top. Clowns, an aerial act, Fresian horses and more! Two by Two Zoo will be here, bringing their traveling educational zoo for your enjoyment. Utopia Percherons, new this year, will be showcasing their beautiful draft horses, with two shows daily. DiscConnected K9’s, world famous Frisbee dogs are back showing us all how very special rescue dogs can learn to love and trust again. A new attraction this year is the Wildlife Sports and Education Museum exhibiting their collection about hunting, fishing, trapping, natural history and conservation. The Altamont Fair depends heavily on our volunteer community. Meet Don Miller, a volunteer and

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FOOD…OR ELIMINATING FOODS IS THE BEST MEDICINE By: Dr. Kim Keeling

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e have all heard the phrase that “food is the best medicine”. Well, I would like to share a testimony from one of our patients that is truly inspiring. It shows how food can be the cause of your symptoms and the “right” foods can be the best medicine. “My daughter Madeline, now 10 years old complained of headaches for as long as she could express herself. As she got older, they became more frequent and more intense. At the age of three, I noticed that she had a lazy eye so, after seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist, she began to wear glasses to strengthen the muscle. When she complained of a headache, I attributed it to her being sensitive to light, because the glasses would magnify brightness and trigger a headache. Her headaches have always been in the frontal sinus area and range from a 7/10 to a 10/10 on a pain scale. The headaches would often cause her to vomit and she would need to spending hours lying on the couch or in a dark room to fall asleep. The headache would come on suddenly and seem to be triggered by smells of perfume or sometimes foods and loud noises, like the cafeteria at school or after gym class. Last September, when Madeline began fourth grade, she had five days of sever migraines, screaming and thrashing in pain for hours. I was so scared. Again, I took her to the pediatrician, and for the first time the nurse practitioner suggested a medication called Periactin. Madeline noticed relief within hours. Periactin is an antihistamine used years ago to treat seasonal allergies. It’s not used that often anymore because there are so many new over the counter antihistamines. For several weeks she felt great. She was eating and sleeping well. She was able to make it through a full day of school, attend dance class and play soccer. One of the side effects of Periactin is an increase in appetite. Within the first two months she gained 10lbs, which was not alarming because she was so thin to begin with. By the fourth month, she had gained 25lbs and started to have headaches again. She said her appetite was worse and more distracting than having a headache. She was very conscious about choosing healthy foods and snacks with one treat a day (usually ice

cream). The neurologist that we were seeing suggested to increase her dose of Periactin. When I reminded him of her 25lb weight gain in 4 months, he agreed that this was not a good idea. He suggested other medications such as Elavil and Topamax. I was not comfortable with the idea of another medication given the side effects of the Periactin. We started looking into alternative or integrative therapies when we met Dr. Kim Keeling of the Sports & Spinal Wellness Center. Madeline was not thrilled about this idea at all. She did not want to be touched, and she did not want to have to talk about her feelings and what might trigger her headaches. Dr. Keeling provided cranial sacral therapy, which is a very gentle technique, two times a week. The treatments gave Madeline some relief, but not enough to manage her headaches. On our initial consultation, Dr. Keeling suggested that a food sensitivity could be triggering her headaches and recommended a food sensitivity test. Since Madeline was such a healthy eater, I couldn’t imagine that her diet was causing such a terrible problem. Finally, we decided to have Madeline tested for food sensitivities through the company that Dr. Keeling recommended. This is a simple blood test that can test for hundreds of sensitivities including food, molds, food colorings, herbs, medications to environmental toxins. The results were astonishing and very detailed. The results showed that Madeline was severely sensitive to dairy (whey in particular), gluten and about 25 various fruits and vegetables. Her go-to comfort foods, ice cream and bread, have been the culprit all along. For the past eight weeks, Madeline has eliminated all of the foods that she has sensitivities to and she is feeling much better. Within a day of eliminating dairy, she was feeling significantly better. Her mood, alertness and activity have all improved dramatically over time. We have found several replacements for her favorite foods, such as almond milk ice cream. She is trying rice milk products and

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gluten free products and recipes that are good and satisfying. Even though she misses some foods, she feels so much better that she gladly resists the temptation to eat the ones she is sensitive to. Also, there are so many foods that Madeline is not sensitive to, allowing her to make healthy choices that make her feel satisfied. When we go to a restaurant, I always mention to the waiter or waitress that she has a dairy & gluten allergy and they are always willing to make suggestions and check with the chef about the ingredients on their menus. Looking back it all makes sense. Periactin is an antihistamine that was blocking the allergic reaction to the foods that she was eating. For weeks after the allergy testing, I was so upset that for all of these years she suffered and missed out on so much. We met with several specialists and her pediatrician and never did anyone suggest allergies, much less food allergies. We are moving on now, enjoying a break from school and finding new ways to prepare foods that are dairy and gluten free. This medication free approach is paying off. Madeline will be a fifth grader next year at Pine Bush Elementary School and we are looking forward to a pain free year, thanks to Dr. Kim and her staff at the Sports and Spinal Wellness Center.” I would like to thank Madeline and her mom, Patti for allowing us to share her story. Hopefully we can help others who may be experiencing similar symptoms. As always, if you have question about food sensitivity testing or another health condition feel free to call the Sports & Spinal Wellness Center for a free consultation at 518-869-3415. Please visit our website for more information at www.sportsandspinalwellness.com. We would be happy to be a part of your health care team.

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Family Court: An Alternative for Domestic Violence Victims In anticipation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (in October 2013), I wanted to take a moment to highlight the seriousness of domestic violence and resources that are available if you or someone you know are a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence does not discriminate. There are victims of domestic violence across every age group, race, and gender. It is estimated that 25% of women in the United States has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. Men are also victims but are less likely to report the violence. It has been estimated that approximately 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner each year. The statistics for teenagers that fall victim to domestic violence are also staggering. The Centers for Disease Control has estimated that each year nearly 1.5 million high school students experience domestic violence from a dating partner. Often times when we think about domestic violence we only think about physical abuse. But domestic violence is any pattern of behavior in an intimate relationship that is used by one person to gain or maintain power over the other person. Domestic violence also includes sexual, emotional, verbal, economic or psychological abuse. Sometimes a victim is unable to pursue criminal charges against his abuser in criminal court. When this happens, the victim should know that the family court offers him a remedy. Article 8 of the Family Court Act gives the family court the power to grant an order of protection where the victim alleges that a “family offense” has occurred. A family offense is any of the following conduct: • Disorderly conduct (e.g. obscene/abusive language, fighting, threatening behavior) • Harassment • Sexual misconduct • Forcible touching • Sexual abuse • Stalking • Criminal mischief (e.g. intentionally damaging property of another person) • Menacing (e.g. intentionally placing or attempting to place another person in fear of death or physical injury) • Reckless endangerment (e.g. conduct that creates substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person) • Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation • Strangulation • Assault

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In order for the family court to have jurisdiction, the conduct described above must have occurred between spouses or former spouses, a parent and child, or between “members of the same family or household.” “Members of the same family or household” include people related by blood or marriage, people who have a child in common, and people who are or have been in an intimate relationship (even if the relationship was not sexual in nature). In order to seek an order of protection, the victim needs to file a petition with the family court clerk and allege that a family offense has occurred. While this can be done without an attorney, a domestic violence victim should seek assistance from an attorney (or minimally, a domestic violence advocate) so that he has help in navigating through the court system. Contact one of the following groups for help:

Equinox, Inc. (518-432-7865), Unity House (518-272-2370) or The Legal Project, Inc. (518-435-1770). References: 1 www.safehorizon.org 2 http://www.ncadv.org/files/MaleVictims.pdf 3 http://www.teendvmonth.org/

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Thursday - August 8 - 7:30 P.M. Kathleen Ehlinger Conducting the Guilderland Town Band Wednesday – August 14 – 7:00 P.M. “Family Flicks in the Park” Sponsored by Radio Disney AM 1460 Thursday - August 15- 7:30 P.M. The Standard Clams Best Jazz Band w/Sounds of Sinatra Sponsored by TBD Thursday - August 22 - 7:30 P.M. Hair of the Dog Celtic/Folk Rock! $2 per person Sponsored by First Niagara Events will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, performances may be moved to Guilderland High School. Call 456-3150 for more information or weather updates. Donations Are Gratefully Accepted and Appreciated!

Thank you for your continued support! Summertime is here…sunshine and great times with friends…scrap and junk removal. Okay so Haiku is not our strong point, but we’re working on it - when we aren’t busy working for you! (Editor’s Note: Eddie Haskell helped us with that last line). Summer is perfect for relaxing and taking some much needed vacations, but before you get too comfortable… it is also a good time to clean up around your home or office to make way it safer for grilling, swimming in the pool, sipping a cold beverage of choice or just hanging around catching some rays with friends without having to worry about anything else. A lot of our customers have been calling us up for assistance with cleaning out garages and basements as they start bringing up the coolers and setting up the lawn furniture. All this rain has really helped the grass grow and people are discovering that their old mower just isn’t cutting it anymore (wow, some puns just write themselves). And what is worse than finally bringing some nice steaks out to the deck only to find the mice have turned your grill into another Motel Stinks? Maybe it is also a good time to get rid of that leaning trampoline in the backyard, I mean, the kids have been in college for 2 years now. This way you will be able to see your garden again while you sip your morning coffee, instead of having flashbacks of watching your kids smack their heads together trying to attempt a side twisting reverse double pike with full tuck at the same time. We can help! Scrapster is the Capital Region’s premier NO COST scrap metal and appliance pick up and recycling service. Additionally we are a New York State DEC approved location for business or personal computer, monitor, TV, printer (and cartridges), and all other types of electronics recycling. We also offer LOW COST junk removal, television removal and clean outs. We are convenient, reliable and insured. Everything is properly recycled, disposed of or donated. Scrapster will remove the items from exactly where they are located-you don’t need to do a thing. “Don’t Worry…We Can Take It!”™ Please call us anytime at (518) 505-5055. Please also visit our website at www.scrapster.com for news, tips and information about recycling. 28

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Guilderhaven, inc. Adoptions and Upcoming Events www.guilderhaven.org Meet Henry! Henry is a sweet neutered boy ~7-8 years old and has a lot of years left to love. He is all black with short hair. Henry was found wandering the streets in Watervliet trying to go inside with anyone. He is very loving and wants to be around people. He purrs when you snuggle with him. He is good with kids. Henry is up-to-date on all his vaccinations and has been tested for FeLeuk/FIV (negative). He is litter box trained and has not tried to scratch any furniture. He just wants to be loved and cared for. If you have room in your heart and home for Henry please contact Katie at (518) 461-3007.

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events! 1. Saturday, September 14, 2013 - The Village Animal Hospital Clinic Canine Classic 5k Run/Walk: All proceeds will be donated to Guilderhaven to help the animal community. Contact Amber Pitcher from The Village Animal Clinic for more information at (518) 765-0111 or via Facebook at facebook.com/TheVillageAnimalClinic. 2. Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Annual Guilderhaven’s “Gathering of Friends” Fundraiser (new location this year!): Starting 6pm, come join us at Mallozzi’s Banquet and Ballrooms, located at 1930 Curry Road Schenectady, NY. Tickets are $35 and include hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, silent auction, and a chance to win door prizes! Please contact Georgia (439-9264), Su (861-6861) for tickets. Please note that due to unforseen circumstances, Guilderhaven, inc. will not be participating in the Saratoga Winners Rock & Roll Rescue 2 fundraiser on September 7, 2013.

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