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January

Saturday, January 18 @ 9:30 am FEELING STUCK? WRITE: JOURNALING AS A SELF-CARE TOOL

Guilderland’s Gathering Place Monday, January 6 @ 10 am MEET BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PRESIDENT TIM MEAD

Get to know the new President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (and Library!), Tim Mead, who will talk about the upcoming Hall of Fame elections and working with three Angels owners, as well as two of the greatest players in baseball history, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols...plus much more!

Monday, January 6 @ 3:30 pm LITTLE LEGO

Saturday, January 11 @ 10 am – 4 pm BETTER BOOKS SALE Saturday, January 11 @ 10:30 am HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOODNIGHT? Join WMHT’s Barbara Lukas for a fun morning of literacy and crafts based on Jane Yolen’s classic book, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Grades Pre-K-2. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. [R]

Saturday, January 11 @ 2 pm MISSING PIECE BOARD GAME CLUB

Meet us in the Story Hour room and let your imagination flow with creative and collaborative play using our extensive LEGO collection. Grades K-3. For younger siblings, we offer Duplo. [R]

We have the snacks, we have the games; the missing piece is YOU! Bring your friends and your favorite games from home, or play one from our collection of 100+ board games. We’ll provide treats -- and the biggest table you’ve ever seen! Also 1/25. [R]

Monday, January 6 @ 6:30 pm 2020 VISION BOARDS

Monday, January 13 @ 7:30 pm NIGHT OWLS BOOK DISCUSSION

Celebrate the new year with a fun craft that expresses your goals in a prominent visual context. You’ll make a large collage to take home, providing inspiration all year long. [R]

Tuesday, January 7 @ 6:30 pm INTERNET SAFETY & CYBER SECURITY

Staff from the NYS Division of Homeland Security will provide an informative overview of common cyber threats, plus tips for maintaining a safe and secure presence online. Good to know!

Wednesday, January 8 @ 10:30 am MATT’S MUSIC TOGETHER™

These classes encourage children and caregivers to explore music and movement together through songs, rhymes, fine and gross motor activities, and instrument play. Local teacher Matt Yaeger will offer this free demo class for pre-schoolers. [R]

Wednesday, January 8 @ 2-4:15 pm DIGITAL LIBRARY 101

GPL now offers streaming movies and TV shows, downloadable eBooks, and even eMagazines! Sign up today for a one-onone session to get started. Please bring your library card and a mobile device to the appointment. Also 1/15, 1/22, 1/29. [R]

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

Tuesday, January 14 @ 2 pm DAY LARKS BOOK DISCUSSION

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

Tuesday, January 14 @ 10:30 am SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL!

Research shows that writing can be as beneficial as regular exercise, a healthy diet and talk therapy for overall well-being. We’ll learn to tap into the value of writing as a lifelong self-care resource. This series is led by Sara Kennedy, Assistant Professor of English, Foreign Languages and ESL, at Hudson Valley Community College. Space is limited; please plan to attend all three sessions including 1/25, 2/1. [R]

Saturday, January 18 @ 2 pm SATURDAY STEAM: ENERGY!

ALL MONTH: WINTER READING CHALLENGE

Can YOU help us read 4,000 books during the month of January for Beanstack’s Third Annual Winter Reading Challenge? Log your books online at guilderlandlibrary. beanstack.org. Top libraries can win an author visit or other great prizes from Penguin Random House…Happy Reading!

DROP-IN KNIT & STITCH:

Saturday, January 18 @ 2 pm THE PROHIBITION ERA: A CONFUSING AND MISUNDERSTOOD TIME

TEEN TECH TUESDAYS – 3:30-5 pm

MONDAYS 10:00 am--12:00 pm TUESDAYS 12:00--2:00 pm

Richard F. Hamm, a history professor who has studied Prohibition (among other things) for over 35 years and is co-editor of a forthcoming book, Prohibition’s Greatest Myths: The Distilled Truth About America’s Anti-Alcohol Crusade, will cover some of the common myths and misunderstandings about Prohibition, the 13-year failed “noble experiment.”

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E-BOOK WEDNESDAYS @ 2 PM

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STORY TIMES

Wednesday, January 22 @ 5:30 pm VOTES FOR WOMEN! A READING & DISCUSSION SERIES

BABY BOOKWORMS

Wednesday, January 22 @ 6:30 pm HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET

Thursday, January 23 @ 6:30 pm UKULELE JAM

TODDLER TIME

Mondays (New Day) & Wednesdays @ 10:30 am Session ends January 14 Ages 19-36 months with caregiver

PRESCHOOL DROP-IN STORYTIME

Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30 am Session ends January 15 Ages 3-5 with caregiver Thursdays @ 10:30 am Session ends January 16 Walkers – 24 months with caregiver

Note: When Guilderland Central School District is not in session, we do not hold story time.

Uke players of all skill levels are welcome at this drop-in session. Bring your own ukulele We’ll use miniature winter creatures and (or check one out from us!) Wednesday, January 8 @ 6-8 pm other tiny objects to create your one-of-a-kind DROP-IN GENEALOGY WITH LISA DOUGHERTY winter diorama seasonal scene. For tweens Friday, January 24, @ 10:30 am Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty is and teens. [R] available for free family history consultations THE GRAND PLAYDATE on a drop-in basis, the second Wednesday Calling all caregiver grandparents! Bring Thursday, January 16 @ 6:30 pm evening of each month. grandbaby (ages birth-three years) for MOVIE SCREENING: DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) your a special playdate at the Library! We’ll have The Crawley family prepares for an official coffee, snacks, fun toys, and each child will Thursday, January 9 @ 3:30 pm royal visit in Yorkshire in 1927, with all manner take home a special gift. Kathleen Howland GPL ADVENTURES: MOVE IT! of upheaval. of Brightside Up will facilitate. [R] Let’s break free from the winter doldrums with some high-energy fun! We’ll be running, Thursday, January 16 @ 7 pm Friday, January 24, @ 2 pm jumping, competing, and working together with jump ropes, hula hoops, stretchy bands, GUILDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF ALBANY COUNTY RECORDS FOR RESEARCH and maybe even a parachute! Grades 3-5. [R] TRUSTEES’ REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING Working on your family’s history? Albany County Hall of Records Deputy Clerk Craig Friday, January 17 @ 2 pm A. Carlson and Archivist Rebecca Shevy will Thursday, January 9 @ 7 pm BOOTLEGGERS AND RUM RUNNERS discuss the documents and historic treasures GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION held at the Hall of Records and County Clerk’s FILM SERIES; Part 1 of 3 Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley The Roaring Twenties (1939), starring James office that might aid you in your research. [R] Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, is still widely Friday, January 10 @ 6:30 pm considered the greatest gangster movie of Friday, January 24 @ 2 pm GPL CABARET NIGHT: all time. BOOTLEGGERS AND RUM RUNNERS TERESA BROADWELL QUARTET FILM SERIES; Part 2 of 3 Join us for this after-hours special evening The Public Enemy (1931), starring James performance featuring the wonderful stylings Introducing Cagney and Jean Harlow, depicts the underbelly of jazz vocalist Teresa Broadwell and her of Chicago gangster warfare in the 1920s. Streaming Services! quartet of musicians. Relax with a glass of This film is lauded as one of Cagney’s best wine, appetizers, and soothing music. Space Digital Library 101 tutorials can help performances. is limited; bring photo ID if you plan to enjoy a you get started. Call for info. glass of wine. [R]

All events listed are free and take place at Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY 12084. For more information, please call (518) 456-2400; or visit guilderlandlibrary.org. Also, sign up for our e-newsletter on top of our home page to stay informed!

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am Session ends January 17 Birth – 18 months with caregiver

WADDLER TIME

Want to provide sound nutrition for you We’ll prepare soul-warming dishes combining and/or your family while staying on budget? the deep traditions of Texan and Mexican This workshop for you! Rhonda Allen, an cooking to counter the cold weather. Come Integrative Health & Wellness Coach, as well pick out your recipe(s) at the Adult Reference as an educator for over 20 years, will arm us Desk, then bring your creations with serving with a knowledgeable new perspective on utensils the night we meet to share our conquering the grocery store. [R] culinary creations. One lucky participant will win a copy of the cookbook! [R]

Thursday, January 16 @ 3:30 pm WINTER MINIATURE DIORAMA

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Kids in grades 2-5 are invited to join us as we make dancing snakes, gummy bear catapults and other projects that demonstrate the importance and power of energy. [R]

We’re celebrating 100 years of the 19th Amendment! This series will provide a Join Miss Rebecca on a weekly themed window into this chapter of American social adventure filled with songs, rhymes, dance, progress and a springboard into ongoing and other fun activities! This program is for discussions of our society’s evolution. Dr. children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver. Laurie Kozakiewicz, Lecturer, Department Registration for individual sessions is available of History at University at Albany, is our by phone only for Guilderland Public Library facilitator. Please plan to attend all six sessions patrons. Also 1/21, 1/28. [R] 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/11, 3/19. [R]

Wednesday, January 15 @ 7 pm COOKBOOK CLUB - AMA: A MODERN TEX-MEX KITCHEN

LIBRARY CLOSED: NEW YEAR’S DAY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

Sunday, January 26 @ 2 pm GPL SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES: ART D’ECHO

Three talented musicians perform wonderful jazz standards and original compositions with style and great energy. Join us for warm jazz on a cold winter’s day!

Wednesday, January 29 @ 7 pm WICKED ALBANY: LAWLESSNESS & LIQUOR IN THE PROHIBITION ERA

What was Albany like during the “Roaring 20s?” University at Albany Professor Frankie Bailey will paint a compelling picture of stark contrasts, as Prohibition produced the exact opposite result of its intent.

Thursday, January 30 @ 6:30 pm THE ANSWER IS LESS

This workshop will examine some of the underlying reasons why we consume so much, and explore practical strategies to help us live more simply. Jes Marcy is a local Professional Organizer with a Masters Degree in Archival Science. [R]

Friday, January 31 @ 2 pm BOOTLEGGERS AND RUM RUNNERS FILM SERIES; Part 3 of 3

What, No Beer? (1933), starring Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante, is a comic tale of two men who naively try to cash in on the waning days of Prohibition by peddling their diluted beer.

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The Constant of Change By Tim Wiles, Library Director The more things change, the more they stay the same. As we wrap up the year – and the decade – I

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am struck by that French phrase. We are certainly

bluegrass, jazz, medieval, big band and more, with more

preparing for some momentous changes here at

to come! Of particular note, The Kennedys have a loyal

the library, thanks to your support of our building

following, and we were thrilled to add them to the repertoire.

referendum back in May. It was a pleasure for me to speak with so many community groups during

Speaking of music, our GPL Sunday Concert Series has been quite successful. We’ve hosted blues, rock, folk,

And there’s lots more to reflect on during the past year (some

the spring, including the McKownville Neighborhood Association,

are slated for December, so check our website at: www.

several local PTAs, The Republican and Democratic Committees

guilderlandlibrary.org and click on events):

and the Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth. It is key that we remain engaged with community input, ensuring that we are

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Diapering; Diaper Derby; Toddler Movement &

responsive to your needs, both now and for the future. Our library renewal project is three-year-plus endeavor. When

Babies / Toddlers: Tummy Time; Baby Yoga; Cloth Development; Art for 1s and 2s

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Kids: WMHT Saturday programs; Clifford the Big Red

complete, it will provide our community, and especially our children

Dog visit; Three Little Birds; Playdate Jam; STEM / STEAM

and teens, with adequate space to thrive in our gathering place

programs; GPL Sprouts; GPL Adventures; Project Picture

that supports lifelong learning. Since securing State Education

Book; Library Club; Little Lego Club; Coding; Crafts; Bee Bee

Department approval this fall, the major milestones of our tentative

the Clown visits

timeline include soliciting project bids in Fall 2020, commencing

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construction in Spring 2021, and projecting the ribbon cutting of

Strengthening Families workshop; VolunTeens; College

our enhanced facility for Spring 2022. Of course, the key word is “tentative”; this is just a rough schedule, subject to many variables.

Tweens and Teens: Teen Winter Writing Contests; Essay 1:1 Workshops; What Colleges are Really Looking For

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Seniors: Medicare 101; Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes; Fitness

We will continue to keep you updated, and we greatly appreciate

for Arthritis; multiple programs by the Albany Guardian

your patience throughout the entire process.

Society and Alzheimer’s Association of NENY

In addition to these major developments, it was a stellar year for GPL! I mean that quite literally, as our Summer Reading Program theme, “A Universe of Stories,” generated considerable interest and participation. In total, at least 3,548 people attended 69 space-themed programs this summer!

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Cantina; Magical Frozen Party; Marvel Movie Marathon ·

Our Feelin’ Groovy Gala at the end of September was wellattended and generated record sponsorship participation. We are sincerely grateful to our supporters, and to the Guilderland Library Foundation for once again orchestrating this successful and enjoyable event.

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Chocolate!; Becoming Vegan; Autumn Honey Tasting; Coffee; Cookie Exchange ·

O’Connor. Mark your calendars – and be sure to register - for

Crafts: Candlemaking; Zentangle; Paint & Sip; Origami; Floral Arranging, Snowmen; Decoupage

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Multicultural: Bilingual Storytimes; ESOL classes; Multiracial Hair Care

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Environment: Climate Change; Beekeeping 101; Composting

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Civics 101: Better Angels; Local Government Taxation; Citizenship; Electoral College; Mock Debate; Mueller Report

October was “sold out” (it’s free!) and included appetizers and wine to accompany the smooth jazz stylings of Jeanne

Food: Cookbook Club; Pickling; Summer Harvest; Steve Barnes book discussion series; Eat to Stay Young;

We introduced a new Friday night GPL Cabaret Night that we’re literally jazzed about. The debut performance in

Genealogy: Jewish family history; accessing State Archives; Dutch ancestry; NYC and Immigration

Other honorable mentions of 2019 include: ·

Movies: Oscar Film series; Family Film series; Star Wars

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Animals: Llama Appreciation Day; Read to Furry Friends; Snowy Owl and Birds of Prey; Pet First Aid & Safety

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Writing: Poetry workshop series; Poetry in the Garden; Writing Workshop with Donna Liquori; Start Your Blog

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Personal: Work/Life Balance; Mindfulness; Get a Great Night’s Sleep; Self Defense for Women; Plan a Trip to Disney; Retirement Planning; Cut Ties with Cable; Open Your Own Etsy Shop

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Author Visits: Art Shamsky – 1969 Miracle Mets; Erik

Amy H. Robinson, Esq Tel: (518) 374-3399 • Fax: (518) 374-9416 arobinson@hrslaw.us.com

Schlimmer – Albany History; John Leland – Happiness and Seniors; Mark Berger – Woodstock; Anne Easter Smith – King Richard III; ; Robert Jarvenpa – local Native American history ·

Games: Trivia Nights, Board Game Café’; Tiny Towns; Adult / Teen Spelling Bee; Dungeons & Dragons; Missing Piece Board Game Club

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Music: Music and the Mind; Ukulele Jam

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Halloween: Escape the House on the Hill; Halloween Craft Graveyard; Tween / Teen Halloween Party; Storytime & Costume Parade; The Shining

Estate Planning including Wills and Trusts Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection Estate Administration and Probate

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s indicative of the breadth of programming we offer. I would like to commend my staff for executing such an innovative array of excellent events! When we say there is something for everyone here at the library, we mean it! Of course, if there is something you would like to see, please let us know. We are ever mindful that though we are the caretakers, this

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Beanstack’s Third Annual Winter Reading Challenge starts Jan. 1 - We’re hoping to surpass last year’s total (3,775 books) with 4,000 books read (or more!) Please log your books read online at guilderlandlibrary.beanstack. org starting January 1. We could win a prize!

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Meet Tim Mead, new President of the National Baseball

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notes from the SUPERVISOR’S OFFICE 5209 Western Ave, Guilderland • (518) 356-1980 • www.townofguilderland.org Guilderland, NY- As I write these notes, our first major winter storm has arrived. Please remember to maintain a safe distance behind operating snowplows, and help firefighters by clearing access to fire hydrants and keeping your house number visible at all times. Winter’s arrival means that the Town’s parks are ready for winter recreational activities ranging from snowshoeing and groomed cross-country ski trails at the Western Turnpike Golf Course, sledding at the Winter Recreation Area, and winter hiking and snowshoeing at Tawasentha Park and Vosburgh Trails.

On December 17th at 7pm, the Town Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed local law by which the Town will take Peter G. Barber - Town Supervisor the first step to participate in the Community Choice Aggregation Plan (“CCA”), a program under which the Town works with other municipalities, including, but not limited to, the Towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland, and the Villages of Altamont and Voorheesville, for the bulk purchase of electric power on behalf of As of December 5th, the Highway Department completed its scheduled residents from energy services companies (“ESCO”). The CCA supports vacuuming of leaves. Weather permitting, the Highway Department may the use of renewable energy for electrical power and provides for price continue vacuuming leaves on streets and also collect bagged leaves stability. and brush. If the accumulated snow or other winter weather prevents vacuuming, the trucks will be refitted for winter road maintenance. Please Under the CCA program, you would still receive a bill from National Grid. Your electric bill will have the same two charges for delivery services and check the Highway Department’s webpage for updates. supply services. National Grid will remain responsible for the delivery On Tuesday, December 17th, from 2pm-6pm, the Parks & Recreation services, including maintenance and handling calls for outages. Supply Department is hosting its annual Evergreen Holiday Centerpiece services for electricity would be provided by the ESCO selected by the Workshop at the Western Turnpike Golf Course Clubhouse. Greens, Town. The Town and other municipalities chose Municipal Electric & pine cones, berries and candles, along with light refreshments, will be Gas Alliance (“MEGA”) as Administrator of the CCA program. MEGA provided. Please bring along decorations or ornaments to add to your presented public information seminars at the Town Board’s November creation and arrive before 5:15 pm. You can register for the event and 19th meeting and at the Guilderland Public Library on December 4th. pay the $20 fee at www.guilderlandrec.com or by calling the Parks’ More information and materials about the CCA program and other Department at (518) 456-3150. steps taken by the Town to address climate change are available on a Starting January 2, 2020, the Parks & Recreation Department is accepting new posting (Environmental Initiatives) on the Supervisor’s webpage. reservation requests for Tawasentha Park’s three pavilions, including These initiatives include continuing preservation of environmentally the restored Chalet building. You can obtain rental information and a sensitive areas, promoting a "green infrastructure" of hiking and biking Request for Use of Facilities Form on the Parks Department’s webpage or trails connecting neighborhoods with destinations, and leasing the Town’s by calling its offices at (518) 456-3150. landfill for solar facilities. Last year, the Town Board adopted two resolutions which benefit seniors In my October notes, I noted the launch of Somewhat Frequent Questions who receive a Senior Citizens’ Exemption for their property taxes. These and Points of Interest, a new feature on the Supervisor’s webpage on the resolutions are applicable to the upcoming January property tax bills. One Town website for sharing answers to questions and issues which were resolution gives eligible taxpayers five additional days or until February raised at Town Hall meetings or at community events. The first edition 7, 2020, to make full payment of the January property taxes. The other was The Town’s Response to Climate Change. The latest edition is The resolution allows eligible taxpayers to pay their January property tax bill Town’s Comprehensive Plan including how the Comprehensive Plan in two equal installments with the first payment no later than January 31st was developed, its nine neighborhood studies, and possible next steps in and the second payment, with 1% interest in February or 2% interest in updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. March. If you have any questions regarding these resolutions, please do Please remember that Town offices will be closed for a half-day on not hesitate to call the Receiver of Taxes at (518) 356-1980 ext. 1059. Tuesday, December 24th and closed on Wednesday, December 25th The Guilderland Garden Club and Guilderland Historical Society are and Wednesday, January 1st. Please remember that if bad weather is hosting their Annual Open House and Green Show (“Into the Woods”), anticipated or taking place, please call ahead or check the Town website with musical entertainment and refreshments, and ornaments, wreaths, to make sure that Town offices are open and arrangements for sale. A portion of the proceeds are shared with local charities, and non-perishable donations for local food pantry are I thank Lowell Knapp, publisher of this community newsletter, for appreciated. The event will be held at the Mynderse-Frederick House, providing space for sharing news and items of interest for Town residents. 451 Main Street in Guilderland Center on Friday, December 6th (4-8pm); On behalf of the Town and its employees, we hope that you and your Saturday, December 7th (1-5pm); and Sunday, December 8th (1-5pm). family have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. More information about the event and schedule of entertainment is Peter G. 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Charting Your Course by Douglas Bauer Guilderland, NY - Chinese philosopher Laozi noted that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Well-seasoned travelers will hasten to add that having the final destination and route in mind also contribute to a journey’s success. Individuals and couples would be well-advised to take the first step on their financial journey - enter the Financial Plan! A financial plan in its most basic form typically tries to answer the question, “Can I retire?” More specifically, a plan will try to project what level of income can be available at a given retirement age, based on several assumptions such as savings rate, investment returns, inflation, etc. However, a financial plan can and should go well beyond retirement planning to address several important questions, such as: •

Are we paying unnecessary income taxes or capital gains taxes?

How will I pay for the costs associated with higher learning?

How should our investment portfolio be designed to best align with our goals and objectives?

What do we want to happen to our assets if we pass away, and what’s the best way to accomplish this?

How can I best gift assets to charitable organizations that are important to me?

Should we be concerned about estate taxes even though we’re not worth millions of dollars?

Am I taking full advantage of any benefits available from my employer?

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Deciding on New Decisions in December and the New Year Guilderland, NY - The holidays and 2020 are right around the corner as well as deciding what your New Year’s Resolution’s will be. You may be thinking that it is going to be the year to shed those stingy 10 pounds, by eating healthy and joining a gym, or you are going to finally donate or throw out the items in your house that never get used. You may also be thinking that I will stay on top of my dental checkups and cleanings. Dental checkups and cleanings are important so that minor issues do not end of becoming major ones. So, as the year flies by and we reflect on what New Year’s Resolutions we fulfilled or did not get to, let 2020 be the year of fulfillment no matter what! Set reasonable goals, with maybe a challenge or two about how we can better ourselves for the new year. As 2020 nears, I reflect about all of the decisions I have made this year and review the goals I set for myself in 2019 to continue to better myself as a dentist. I set a goal to attend and graduate from the University of North Carolina’s Residency Program for Dental Sleep Medicine, which I successfully accomplished. This program enabled me to help my patients in my own dental practice that have a sleep breathing disorder by creating an oral sleep appliance to open their airway, and help them to get a healthy, restful night’s sleep. By furthering my education in Dental Sleep medicine, I know I am adding years onto my patients’ lives since there is a correlation between a sleep breathing disorder and many other systemic diseases, including heart disease. I also set out to help my patients that would like to straighten their teeth and smile without hesitation, by offering my Invisalign and Advanced Whitening Services. I’m always keeping up to date with the new techniques, technology and beneficial ways I can be the best at my dentistry by attending monthly dental conferences and webinars, so I can keep my patients well informed about their health and dental Refer a friend or wellness. I have an amazing, friendly dental family member to Oshins team to support my visions and educate our of Smiles and be entered in patients which makes my practice stand a raffle to win a Free Sonicare out as having exceptional qualities. I’m Toothbrush. thinking about my new goals and decisions Mention code: 2020 for December and the New Year and staying dedicated to the overall health and wellness of all of my dental patients. I cannot wait to share these with you in December and the year 2020. I thank you for continuing to read my monthly articles and spreading the word to your family and friends about my practice and all that I do. I wish for all of you to have an amazing and safe Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year! With Oshins of Smiles, Dr. Steven Oshins DDS

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When Holidays are Hard Tips for coping with a food-centric season

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uring the holidays, no matter where you turn, you find food, food and more food. From vendor treats filling the office breakroom to celebratory dinners with family and friends, virtually everything and everyone seems to be focused on food. For someone working to overcome an eating disorder, it makes the season anything but festive. Eating disorders affect 20 million females and 10 million males in the United States and can be diagnosed in boys and girls 7 years old and sometimes even younger. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice; they are mental health disorders similar to depression, bipolar disease or schizophrenia. It is not an individual choice to develop an eating disorder, but rather severe underlying pathological factors which drive individuals to take part in self-destructive behaviors associated with eating disorders. Genetic, environmental and social factors all play a role in the development of an eating disorder. Interpersonal issues, past trauma, low selfesteem, abuse, co-occurring mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders and unhealthy family and personal relationships can all contribute to the environmental and social factors associated with eating disorders. Even for someone who is well into a successful recovery program, the holidays can trigger unwanted thoughts and comments surrounding food. Whether you are actively treating your eating disorder or suspect you may have one, you can take steps to make this holiday season more comfortable with these tips from eating disorder expert and licensed therapist Dawn Delgado, director of clinical development at Center for Discovery.

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1. Always have a safe plan. If you plan on attending a holiday party or gathering, you may want to consult with your dietitian to have a plan beforehand, especially if you feel you may be inclined to binge. If you feel triggered to binge, or if you feel pressured by another individual, create an escape plan, which may mean having a friend accompany you to the party or even come pick you up. Your plan may also involve finding a safe place at the party where you can be alone to gather your thoughts until you feel comfortable re-engaging with others. 2. Be prepared to say “no.” Many individuals, with good intentions, will push food your way. They will want you to try their favorite dessert or their new recipe without understanding your struggle. Know that it is OK to say “no” and to take care of yourself in these situations. You can choose to clarify why you are saying “no,” but do not feel obligated to do so. Also give yourself permission to decline joining holiday office parties, family parties or other holiday-themed get-togethers if your recovery could be compromised, or plan to bring a supportive friend. 3. Know your triggers before you engage in social situations. Understanding your triggers and learning how to use coping skills to control them at holiday functions can help keep negative thoughts and self-sabotaging at bay. If there are certain topics of conversation that trigger you then avoid those topics or change the conversation when those topics arise. Be honest with yourself, be honest with others, recognize your emotions and learn to take control of your scenarios. Learn more and find options for treatment at centerfordiscovery.com.


Supporting a Loved One

Watching someone you care for battle an eating disorder can be emotionally challenging, but your love and support can make a big difference during the stressful holiday season with these tips from the experts at Center for Discovery: n If you’re uncertain how you can help, just ask then be prepared to listen without judgment. n Make it clear you are willing to be a sounding board or assist your loved one in getting to a safe place if he or she is triggered during an event. n Voice concerns privately. Public comments about weight, body shape or food choices can only exacerbate the angst your loved one is feeling, and when you put him or her on the defensive, he or she is less likely to be receptive to your genuine concern.

Mindful Eating Tips

These simple steps can help you rediscover your natural intuition about food and hunger. These tips can be used all in one meal or you can choose one tip at a time to focus on. When you feel you have mastered one, try a new one. Over time, eating mindfully can become second nature. 1. Practice mindfulness: Start by eating one meal a day in a slower, more aware manner. 2. Hunger check: Before eating, check in with yourself to determine how hungry you are. Are you hungry enough for a meal or just a snack? 3. Emotional check: What are you feeling? Are you happy, content, stressed, bored or something different? 4. Senses check: What type of food are you hungry for? Do you want savory, sweet or salty? Do you want something hot or cold? 5. Time check: Do you have time to sit and savor? Or are you crunched for time? 6. Time crunch: Planning to nourish your body is an act of mindfulness. Taking the time to grab some food or packing food to eat on the go is being mindful that your body needs fuel. 7. Focus: Concentrate on the meal in front of you. Avoid doing other activities while you eat such as working, talking on the phone, watching TV, driving or reading. 8. Savor: While eating, notice the colors, smells, flavors and textures of the food. 9. Food awareness: Notice your reaction to the food you are eating. What do you like, what don’t you like? If you are enjoying your food, savor it. If you don’t like your food, choose something more appealing. 10. Patience and grace: Mindful eating is a practice that takes time to learn and develop. Since there is no judgment in mindful eating, give yourself grace and patience as you learn.

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY MESSAGE by Margaret C. Tabak

Here is my annual holiday article. While repetitive from past years, since I see the same problems year after year, these are words of wisdom that never go out of style.

HOW TO HAVE HAPPY HOLIDAYS- APART Guilderland, NY - Whether you and your child’s parent have been apart for a month or 10 years, there are issues that continually rear their ugly heads, fighting over time, presents, Santa, etc. To help you manage and thrive for the holidays: 1. Plan Ahead- December 23rd is not the time to start planning Christmas. If you do not have a schedule in place, start talking about it now. If you cannot engage in a civil conversation (and I mean, actually talk), seek the help of a third party or polite, to the point, electronic communication. 2. What really matters to you? – Does your family have a big Christmas Eve celebration? If the other parent is more of a Christmas Day person, shouldn’t this be easy to work out? If you both like the same time, alternate (odd/ even years). This way, you are only unhappy half of the time, and can figure out new traditions when you have your less preferred time. 3. “Yes, Virginia, [is] there a Santa Claus"? To paraphrase the iconic New York Sun article, is it the holy grail to see your child open up presents first thing Christmas morning? If they are 13, probably not, 3, maybe. If that is the case, can you actually share an hour as a family (how long does it actually take to rip open presents?) to be with your child during those precious years?

4. Church- I use to be able to resolve holiday disputes by when families attended church. Then people stopped attending church but were embarrassed. Now many people do not attend church and are not embarrassed, so I’ve lost my leverage, but why not celebrate a religious holiday by attending a religious service? It may teach your child why you are going through all of this hoopla, and it is lovely way to share the holiday. And- a family can attend together, even if there are new significant others (open to all!) 5.

Volunteer- What better way to mark “good will to all [wo]men?

6. “Bad Talk”- Do not spend your holiday time bad mouthing the other parent or letting your friends or family do it? Your child deserves happy memories, not ones clouded by bickering and gossip. 7. Presents- Despite our consumer driven culture, less can still be more. What about investing in an activity or weekend away rather than competing for how much cardboard you can use? If you are behind on support, make yourself current. Feeding your child is an obligation, gifts are an extra. 8. Think about your child- We only have one chance in our lifetime to raise our children. The gifts of temperance, forgiveness, mercy, and kindness are priceless and enduring.

Best wishes for all the best in the New Year!

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Looking for a few last-minute gift ideas for the holidays? Here is a quick list of a few of my favorite useful products for taking care of your body. 1. Gift Certificates to your favorite chiropractor and massage therapist should be #1 on the list! 2. Foam Rollers – these come in all shapes, colors, densities and sizes. They are used to release muscle and fascial tightness for pre and post exercise. Also useful for chronic pain reduction. 3. Stretch Out Straps – this is a stretching tool that helps to make stretching a little easier by aiding to lift arms and legs. It usually comes with a booklet to show various stretches and exercises. 4. Theracane – this handy little gadget is great for those who don’t have someone at home to rub their shoulders for them. It is basically a hook that you can use to apply pressure into trigger points and knots in your back, especially those hard to reach areas. 5. Paraffin Hand Bath – a great gift for anyone with hand arthritis or those who work with their hands daily. It is a small crock pot filled with melted wax. Dip your hand in 3-5 times to form a warm coat of wax around your hand. Wrap the hand in a towel for 10 minutes. AHHH! Feels so good. When you are done, peel the wax off and toss it back into the pot to reuse. 6. Cryoderm or Biofreeze – these are great muscle balms used to alleviate sore and achy muscles. 7. Home back massagers – these come in all varieties. Stores such as Brookstone, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Kohls carry many types based on your needs. 8. Weighted Blankets – these are great for those who have a hard time with sleep. Like a thunder jacket for your pet, it can calm and soothe the nervous system by the gentle hug you feel on your body while sleeping. 9. Good quality ice and hot packs – my favorite brand is by Core Products Dual Comfort. These can be used for both hot and cold and has a soft cover so can be applied directly to the skin when cold. We always recommend using a thin towel as a skin barrier when using as a hot pack. They come in various shapes and sizes. There you have it ….a few of my favorite things…for the holidays. If you have question about any of these products, please feel free to call and ask questions at 518-869-3415 or email me directly at contactus@sportsandspinalwellnesscenter.com. Have a Blessed Holiday and Happy New Year!

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rom decorating the tree to carving the turkey, there are many time-honored holiday traditions observed by families around the country. However, the holiday season is about more than just celebrating old traditions. A perfect opportunity for creating new memories and, in turn, traditions, popcorn can serve as an ideal ingredient to bring family time to life. Whether wrapping the tree with garland made from the light and airy treat, filling clear ornaments with freshly popped kernels or simply popping up a bowl as a nutritious alternative to other holiday noshes, popcorn makes it easy to get hands-on while you deck the halls. These seasonal recipes for traditional treats like peppermint bark and popcorn balls plus edible trees and a more elegant take on a simple snack highlight low-fat, non-GMO, gluten-free whole-grain popcorn as the main ingredient. Find more modern takes on traditional holiday recipes at popcorn.org.

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Easy, Elegant Holiday Popcorn

Yield: 8 cups 8 cups popped popcorn 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1/2 cup white chocolate chips candy sprinkles Line baking sheet with wax paper. Spread popcorn in thin layer on prepared pan. Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave in additional 10-second increments, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle over popcorn. Place white chocolate chips in separate microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave in additional 10-second increments, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle over popcorn. Sprinkle desired amount of candy sprinkles over warm chocolate-coated popcorn. Allow chocolate drizzles to set until firm. Break popcorn into pieces. Note: Chocolate chips can be replaced with cut up chocolate bars. 22

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Yield: 18 balls 2 cups sugar 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce, slightly mashed 1 tablespoon grated orange peel 1/2 cup cranberry juice 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 quarts unsalted, popped popcorn butter In heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cranberry sauce, grated orange peel, cranberry juice, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Bring to boil; lower heat and cook until temperature reaches 250 F on candy thermometer. Slowly pour cranberry mixture onto hot popcorn; mix until well-coated. Let stand 5 minutes, or until mixture can easily be formed into balls. Butter hands and form into 3-inch balls.

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Bark

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Bark Yield: 1 pound 5 cups popped popcorn 12 ounces white chocolate baking chips 1 cup crushed hard candy peppermints Cover baking pan with foil or wax paper; set aside. Place popcorn in large bowl; set aside. In double boiler over barely simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring until smooth. Stir in crushed peppermints. Pour chocolate mixture over popcorn and stir to coat. Spread onto prepared pan; cool completely. When chocolate is cooled and set, break into chunks.

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Yield: 10 trees 10 cups air-popped popcorn 1 bag (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract nonstick cooking spray green decorating sugar blue decorating sugar 1 tube white frosting small, colorful candies such as sprinkles and miniature silver dragees Place popcorn in large bowl. In medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stir marshmallows and butter until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture over popcorn in bowl. Toss well to coat popcorn evenly. Line baking sheet with foil. Spray hands with nonstick cooking spray then scoop about 1 cup popcorn mixture. Shape mixture into cone, keeping base flat to form tree. Sprinkle tree with decorating sugars; place tree on baking sheet. Make nine additional trees. Using decorating tip, pipe frosting on trees to make garland then decorate with sprinkles and silver dragees, as desired. Serving suggestion: Place each tree on sugar cookie and decorate serving tray with shredded coconut to resemble snow. Notes: For best flavor and color, start recipe with unflavored white popcorn. You can make colored sugar by adding food coloring to sugar then stirring in bowl or shaking vigorously in sealed container. Add additional food coloring for more intense tones. www.OurTowneGuilderland.com | Mid-December 2019

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Happy Holidays!

This holiday season I have found myself reflecting on what brought my clients to me this year. I recently went to a wake of a client’s mother and a friend’s grandmother. The home they purchased allowed this inspiring 96 year old woman 2 years of one floor living. I have represented buyers and sellers going through very stressful divorces. I have also helped people buy and sell who were merging families. I watched a 15 year old child cry because she was scared to switch school districts. I hugged and smiled with more than one pair of first time homebuyers at the closing table. I sold quite a few homes of clients that are now sending postcards from warmer weather states. I have worked to sell the home of a beloved mother of 3 heartbroken children who passed. I had clients who made a move to accommodate their dogs. If the dogs were happy, they were happy. The list goes on, but the theme is a constant. Our road in life is up and down, bumpy and smooth, joyful and heartbreaking. I have been honored to be a part of so many lives and so many situations as a real estate agent, advisor, and consultant. I am lucky to have met so many people who have become my friends. One of my real joys is to be able to say thank you to my clients and the community for your confidence, loyalty and trust with your real estate needs. Here is to sweet memories of times past and bright hopes for all that is yet to be. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season. 1881 WESTERN AVE, GUILDERLAND, NY 28 DIVISION ST., SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY

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