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A message from Welcome back to Our Towne Colonie! My name is Cheryll Hill and my mission is to publish and distribute quality community newspapers which inform, enlighten and entertain readers; meet the changing needs of local businesses and promote the interests of the community of Colonie. Hugging two rivers, the Hudson and the Mohawk; Colonie was destined to be a prosperous bustling community since its inception in 1791. In the beginning years it was the bread basket for the region. The earliest Dutch farmers took the most fertile lands along the river-courses and fed Albany. Then the industrious Shakers came along and began building the tools the farmers needed. They made such things as agricultural implements, textiles, bolts and nuts, carriages, horse whips and brooms. In 1928 The Albany Airport was established and changed everything. The thrifty Shaker ways and culture in the center of Colonie came to an end just as air transport came into being, and jet travel necessitated the take-over of much of the old carefully-nurtured Shaker farmland. Country living tempted the well to do and beautiful estates began popping up on the dirt roads, their motorized vehicles replaced the horse and buggies. Fast forward, 2012. As of the 2010 census Colonie has nearly 82,000 residents. There are 4 school districts and several hamlets that make up Colonie today. Small businesses run by determined entrepreneurs are nestled in strip malls, large shopping centers and dotted along the roadways. Just like The Shakers, today's entrepreneurs are fulfilling the needs of the community. Fresh and Healthy Café is serving up healthy fare to the ever increasing health conscious populist, Georges Market has been catering to the gardeners and providing local produce to the locals since 1890. Cohoes House of Pizza is celebrating their 30th year in business! We look forward to providing you, the reader with a quality publication focused on your community. We will be publishing Our Towne Colonie on a bi-monthly basis; each edition will feature a local business the library calendar, delicious healthy recipes and of course advertising from local merchants. Please join our Facebook page and feel free to leave comments, make announcements and get to know us a little better. Why am I doing this you ask? I have spent nearly 14 years working for the Times Union helping local businesses market themselves. I have spent a lot of time in Colonie and watched the community grow in leaps and bounds. Along with my husband Paul we have been publishing Your Hometowne a “sister paper” to Our Towne Colonie; serving the residents from Scotia to Ballston Spa for nearly 3 years. My passion has always been to support small businesses and community. I am a shameless flag waver, support our military and believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. I embrace diversity and believe in the American Dream. Entrepreneurs are the Cornerstone of America and here in Colonie 300 plus years of hard working diverse people have made this community the Hub of the Capital District. Thank you for letting me and my team be a part of your life. ~Cheryll Hill A special thank you to Richard Sanders Allen, Town Historian for Colonie for the facts notated in my column. Please visit to learn more about your community’s history.

WHAT OUR EXPERTS ARE SAYING... Karen Macielak, Bumble Beads Wearable Spring Fashion Trends For 2012 Shannon K. Keyes, Key2Joy STRESS! Steven and Christine Sbardella, How Is The Market? Tom Nolte, Colonie Chamber of Commerce Colonie Chamber Update Vic Bernstein AAMS, Edward Jones Investments When Investing, “Face To Face” Beats Fingers On Keyboard

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FROM THE DESK OF TOM NOLTE The Colonie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to WELCOME BACK Our Towne Colonie! As your Chamber, we pride ourselves on representing over 500 business members as well as the community that we serve. We not only work in Colonie, but we live here, send our children to school here and are active members in all that our town and community have to offer. The Our Towne Colonie publication has always provided it's readers with local information and news as well as community engagement. It has also provided local merchants a targeted, cost effective marketing piece to an audience in their own backyard. The team that publisher Cheryll Hill has assembled is impressive in their expertise and their energy. Their goal is to continually put out a publication that is a source of pride and value in our community. The Chamber is also happy that Our Towne Colonie is utilizing their membership to offer a 10% reduction on advertising rates to their fellow members. This will provide our member businesses with additional savings on an already valuable direct marketing publication. Member-to-member discounts are but one way to utilize the benefits and services that comes with your Colonie Chamber of Commerce membership. The Chamber recently announced the formation of three new committees as well as an initiative for its members to “Get Involved” to grow their business. The new committees are the Business Education Partnership Committee, the G•R•E•A•T (Government Relations, Economics and Transportation) Committee and the Events Committee. These new committees will complement the already existing Ambassadors (formally Membership) Committee and W4W (Women For Women) Committees. The “Get Involved” Campaign was an initiative of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. A survey was sent to members asking what benefits they utilize and what additional benefits they would like to see the organization offer. The survey results were presented to the Board, the Chamber staff, as well as members at large at a Strategic Planning session and out of that was the formation of the three new committees to increase value and member engagement. The Chamber listened to what members wanted and are continuing to provide additional quality opportunities for them to “Get Involved” to grow their business. For more information how to "Get Involved", members can reference and click thru on "Join a Committee" or call the Chamber at (518) 785-6995. -Tom Nolte, President Colonie Chamber of Commerce

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WHEN INVESTING, “FACE TO FACE” BEATS FINGERS ON KEYBOARD These days, you can purchase just about anything you want on the Internet. However, you can still benefit from a human, face-to-face experience for some purchases - such as your investments. And that's why you may want to work with a financial professional. Unlike a computer interface, a financial professional will take the time to truly know your situation today - and then help you make adjustments tomorrow. Let's first look at two key areas a financial professional will consider today: • Your risk tolerance - By asking the right questions, a financial professional can help you determine if you're a moderate, conservative or aggressive investor and then recommend those investments that are suitable for your risk tolerance. • Your time horizon - If you're saving for a down payment on a new home you expect to purchase within two or three years, you may want an investment that offers significant preservation of principal. But if you're saving for retirement, and you're three decades away from it, you'll likely need investments that offer the potential for growth. Your financial advisor can help you choose the mix of short- and long-term investments that can help you make progress toward all your goals. Now, let's look at the types of milestones that a financial professional can help you with as your life progresses: • New child - When you bring a new child into your life, you also add new responsibilities. Do you have sufficient life insurance? Do you plan on helping the child pay for college? If so, what college funding vehicles should you consider? A financial professional can help you answer these questions. • New spouse - Whether you're getting married for the first time, or you're remarrying, you'll have to reconcile your financial picture with that of your new spouse. A financial professional can review both your situations and possibly recommend ways for you to reduce debt, eliminate redundancies in your investment portfolios and consolidate insurance coverage. • Career change - When you change jobs, you may have to make many investment-related decisions: Should you move the assets from your old employer's 401(k) to an IRA? Or should you roll over your old 401(k) to your new employer's plan, if a rollover is allowed? Knowing your options when you leave your job can help you make the right choice for your retirement savings. A qualified financial professional can help you review and understand your rollover options. • Retirement - Once you retire, you'll have several issues to consider: How much can you withdraw from your investments each year? From which accounts? Should you rebalance your portfolio to provide more potential sources of income? What about the transfer of your wealth? A financial professional who is familiar with your situation can help you make the right moves to enjoy the retirement lifestyle you've envisioned. So, when you really want to invest, leave the “virtual” world behind and connect with a financial professional - someone who has gained insight into your individual needs and who has the experience and expertise to help you build, maintain and adjust a portfolio that can help you move toward your goals. Vic Bernstein AAMS, Edward Jones Investments 960 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110 518-783-1590 This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Colonie History

In the 19th century, the area was included in the Town of Watervliet. However, in 1895, the residents of the community voted to form a separate town, and parts of Watervliet were split off to create the towns of Colonie and Green Island. Colonie derived its name from a Dutch word meaning settlement outside the city. Colonie was officially incorporated as a village on March 2, 1921. In the 1930s, the village experienced growth and progress following the establishment of a fire company, and construction of an underpass on the Albany-Schenectady Road.


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SUNDAY FAMILY BREAKFAST 3 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 egg whites 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen spinach 1/2 cup skim milk (if using frozen, thaw and drain well) 3/4 cup part-skim mozzarella 1 (9-inch) deep dish frozen pie shell 1 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350째 F. In a large bowl, combine, eggs, egg whites, skim milk, mozzarella, spinach, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Pour mixture into pie shell and bake for 40-45 minutes or until pie is set and crust is golden brown. Slice and serve hot, room temperature, or even cold. Servings: 6 pie slices.

VEGGIE TORTILLA LASAGNA 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1/3 c. ricotta cheese 1 large zucchini, cut in half and sliced 1 1/4 c. grated monterey jack cheese 3/4 c. frozen corn, thawed 1 c. salsa, drained of juice in a colander 7-oz. jar roasted red peppers, sliced 6 6-in. corn tortillas 1 Can Kidney Beans Drained Preheat oven to 500째 F. Add vegetable oil to large pan and heat, adding zucchini, corn, beans and peppers. In bowl, mix cheeses. Trim sides of tortillas to fit a loaf pan. Layer tortillas, veggies, cheeses, and salsa. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Serves 5. Serving size 1slice.

MAGICALLY DISAPPEARING ZUCCHINI MUFFINS 1 1/2 c. shredded zucchini 3/4 c. brown sugar 2 c. whole-grain pancake mix 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon allspice powdered sugar (to dust the muffins) 2 eggs Wash zucchini and remove ends. Shred zucchini using largest holes on grater. Wrap grated zucchini in a couple of paper towels and squeeze to remove water. Measure 1 1/2 cups of squeezed-dry zucchini. Preheat oven to 375째 F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.In a large bowl, mix whole-grain pancake mix (or biscuit mix) with spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, and lemon juice. Fold the egg-sugar mixture and shredded zucchini into the pancake-spice mixture; do not over mix. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with batter. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden. Remove muffins from tin and cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle muffins with a dusting of powdered sugar. About a dozen muffins.


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WEARABLE SPRING FASHION TRENDS FOR 2012 Its so uplifting to hear the birds chirping and see flowers blooming all over the Capital Region… yes, Spring has Sprung time to put away those dark colored heavy sweaters and wrap your self in heavenly hues and delicate fabrics. Let's start out with color trends; think color, tangerine is really hot, sea foam, cobalt blue and a rainbow of neon's are heating up spring fashions. If you hesitant about bright colors, take baby steps with accessories and shoes that make an outfit pop. Incorporate color into a neutral wardrobe with jewelry, belts, scarves, shoes and purses. On the flip side, if you're not a fan of screaming neon's opt for a more demure, lady like pastels to be on trend with out blinding bystanders. This springs bouquets of soft colors are chic without being meek. Mint green, robins egg blue, baby pink and peachy nude mix beautifully with anything white or black in your closet. Stripes continue to be strong this spring and accessorize with nautical inspired roble jewelry for that modern preppy look.

The crystal trend has fully taken off and we can clearly see it in earrings. Lots of clear crystal, but also lots of bold colors are seeping in. We'll be seeing chevron and triangle shapes to create long linear statement earrings. There is no excuse not to drape yourself in chains, natural stones, crystal and beads…the results are stunning. There is no reason your Tee shirt should look boring again. As far as bracelets go… the more the merrier. This is where you can mix crystal with your gold with your braided bracelets. The key is to stack them high. Also, expect bold, colorful bangles. This is the season to have fun. Buzz on Over now to Bumble Beads 620 Loudon Road, Latham NY 12110 518-690-7896

“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs

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Being fashionable doesn't have to cost lots of money, accent any existing outfit with a piece of fashion jewelry and this season is a great time to do just that. Spring 2012 jewelry trends are all about joy and abundance. You will see bright colors, glitz and glam, large statement pieces, and arms stickful of bracelets.



1. A division of a hospital 5. San Antonio fort 10. Part of a plant 14. Dwarf buffalo 15. Scraped gently 16. Sea eagle 17. A cylinder in a cave 19. Chills and fever 20. ___-tac-toe 21. French for "Queen" 22. Muscular contraction 23. Spiny anteater 25. Frequently 27. A parcel of land 28. High status 31. A chemical compound 34. Crunchy 35. Menagerie 36. Pinnacle 37. Not lies 38. German for "Mister" 39. Our star 40. Gleamed 41. French science-fiction writer 42. Dissertation 44. .001 inch 45. Consecrate 46. Outdo 50. Chaff 52. What place? 54. Excluding 55. Impoverished 56. Wastefulness 58. Astringent 59. Got up 60. Winglike 61. Untidyness 62. Venomous snake 63. No more than

1. Garbage 2. Prank 3. Blackbeetle 4. Dekaliter 5. Silver, in heraldry 6. Female demon 7. Analogous 8. Space rock 9. Lyric poem 10. Harvester 11. Union representative 12. Burden 13. Abound 18. Eagerness 22. Cease 24. Holly 26. Cod or halibut 28. Wrinkled fruit 29. Ripped 30. Bygone era 31. Where the sun rises 32. Prod 33. Dark and gloomy 34. A type of puzzle 37. Not that 38. Assistance 40. Goulash 41. An small olive-grey bird 43. Warning devices 44. Assassinate 46. Feel 47. Slant 48. Pertaining to the Sun 49. Cubic meter 50. Unwanted email 51. Lacquered metalware 53. Cowl 56. Bleat 57. A leg (slang)


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STRESS! What is stress and is there anything we can do about it? Stress is how the mind and body respond to situations, good or bad. Just about every disease has a route in stress and whether perceived mentally (Is there a tiger outside?) or physically (being chased by a tiger) the body reacts to stress with a “fight or flight” response. All animals have it. Freeze movement and hold the breath (so the tiger won’t see or hear you). When this happens, the body produces and releases chemicals which are designed to give the body energy to respond. Even though most of you won’t run into a tiger today, you will experience some form of stress. Whether it is good stress or bad stress doesn’t matter. The body and breath will freeze causing the chemical release. To use these chemicals, the body expects you to do something and when you don’t that’s when you feel the effects of stress (aches, pains, mental and physical exhaustion).



is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.

Don’t forget Father's Day is on Sunday, June 17th

So if freezing movement and breath start the stress response, moving and breathing are remedies. You can both ward off the release of the stress chemicals AND help the body use the chemicals once released, both a proactive and reactive solution! Anyone can do it! Start today, breathe deeper and increase movement. You breathe deeper automatically when you work out, when you sleep, and when you laugh. You can also practice meditation or yoga, which both emphasize deep breathing. Add moving at least once an hour, even if it is just getting up for water or to use the bathroom, you are moving your body. The more ways, more often, and more vigorously you move your body and breathe deeper, the more you will find yourself feeling better and less stressed. Shannon K. Keyes, Certified Hypnotist • Registered Yoga Instructor Key2Joy 145 Vly Road #6, Shaker Pine Plaza, Niskayuna, NY 12309 518-598-6968

NASCAR WHELEN MOD DRIVER Thank you so much for choosing Our Towne Colonie. With their support this year and the support of our other sponsors I and my race team are going to be racing at Devils Bowl Raceway in Fair Haven Vermont. This year our sponsors are M/E Engineering, Our Towne Colonie, BNC Speed Shop, Fretto Industrial Cleaning, Pixies Closet, and Bobco Racing Videos. Thank you to all of them for their support this race season. The 2012 race season has begun with a quite a stir. We started the season fast and strong at first practice. After attending a few shows we went out for the first race. While the car was fast we had a small set back. During the feature the car was getting tight meaning the car would not turn and would drive straight through the turn instead of rotating around it. After finishing the feature 13th in the field we came into the pits and the crew checked the tire pressures around the car and found a leak in the right rear tire that upset the car and made it push. After coming back to the shop we rallied and fixed the leak and we were back out last weekend. The car was fixed and the tire was holding air.

We went out Sunday in practice and the car was flying! We were running towards the front of the field in practice just feeling the car out when we got into a jingle. One of our competitors drove in the corner harder than he should have and I was on the high side of the track. By driving in hard he drifted up and hit the rear end of the car taking us out for the day. With our car at the trailer Jessey Mueller and his team graciously let us take out their spare car to take points, even if it is last place points with the close point’s battles that Devils Bowl Speedway is expected to have this year every point counts. With our main asphalt car out for a few weeks we will be back this Sunday to race in our backup car. Our backup car, which was originally our Syracuse car last year for Super Dirt Week and if the season goes well will be again this October, is a good piece and we are excited to be back and hopefully having better luck than we have had for the past few weeks. Follow us on Facebook - look for Cody Sargen

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By the light of the silvery moon, I want to spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune, Honeymoon keep a-shining in June, Your silvery beams will bring love dreams We'll be cuddling soon, By the silvery moon. - Burl Ives

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HOW IS THE MARKET? “I hear the market isn’t doing well.” I hear this all the time from friends and clients. What they really want to know is how fast and for how much is real estate selling for in my area? The “market” is a very broad category... referring to the US, NY, Upstate NY. Breaking down into more sub area “markets” would reference the tri-city area, the capitol district, Albany, Colonie. Today we are going to concentrate on a more defined market. The sub area market is affected by price, condition of home, location and a new trend-taxes. In Colonie, there are more buyers looking for home in the $130-210,000 price range, therefore, these properties will sell faster. A $500,000 property will remain on the market longer because there are fewer people looking in the price point. As mentioned above, taxes are becoming an important issue when purchasing a home. That’s why people LOVE Colonie! I never hear objections about the taxes on Colonie homes. Here are some statistics from the Greater Capital Association of Realtors... Currently there are 76 homes on the market in South Colonie and 117 in North Colonie; year-to-date 25 homes have sold in South Colonie and 43 in North Colonie; homes are on the market for 52 days on average. These stats are for ALL homes sold in these specific sub areas.


TOWN OF COLONIE 2012 YARD WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM Now thru November 16th Monday - Wednesday Shaker Road/Loudonville Monday - Midway & Stanford Heights Tuesday - Fuller Road & West Albany Wednesday - Latham & Schuyler Heights Thursday - Boght, Verdoy & Maplewood If your collection day falls on a legal holiday, place yard waste at the curb as you normally would. Your yard waste will be picked up either on the holiday or another day during the week. All other collection days during a holiday week remain the same. A more detailed map of the Town showing collection districts has been posted to the Town’s website at ACCEPTABLE YARD WASTE Lawn Clippings & Leaves • Plant Debris • Hay Branches & brush up to 3 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length, tied with string in manageable bundles (no wire)

518Realty is a locally owned brokerage that has continued to grow since it began in 2010. In 2011, 518Realty assisted in the sale of over 140 real estate transactions totalling over 25 million. Our honest straight forward approach has proven that honesty is the best policy! I don’t mind going into a listing appointment and telling the seller that now may not be the best time to sell for them. The current amount owed on the property is the most common reason. I would not give a piece of advice to anyone that I would not take myself. Contact our office if you need an updated market analysis for your home-518.456.6518.

NOT ACCEPTABLE Bags or Containers over 40 lbs. in weight or 32 gallons in volume Yard waste in plastic bags (including orange pumpkin bags) Branches or brush not bundled with twine or in biodegradable bags Branches stuffed in containers Yard waste containing rocks, sod, or dirt Yard waste frozen in reusable containers Treated wood • Wreaths (because of wire) Construction/demolition debris Non-organic material, including metal of any type

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Did you know?

“Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered.

On March 2, 1921 - the Village of Colonie was incorporated?

- Marvin Bower

The first Board of Trustees meeting was held four weeks later at the Colonie Village schoolhouse, March 30, 1921, with the Mayor, Charles H. Collins, presiding over the borrowed $500 for the purpose of defraying expenses of the incorporation, created the office of Police Justice, set a tax rate of $3per $1,000 assessed valuation, established the first Village budget at $1,285, and the Village was in business.The Village of Colonie was little more than twin ribbons of buildings on either side of Central Avenue, stretching from the traffic light on Wolf Road to the traffic light on the western side of the Village.

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When looking at the magnificence of the Cohoes Falls one is taken back to a time of grandeur once present in the time of the Iroquois Confederacy . There remains a remnant of their admiration for the Falls in an Indian legend, one of the Hiawatha tales, which is related thusly: "Once long ago before the White Man came, the land of the trees and rivers was free to all Red Men. Life was good, the Great Spirit smiled, peace reigned in the Wilderness of the Savage. The braves hunted, the squaws labored, as was the way.

Iroquois access to their sacred site for the first time in 300 years. Another appreciative visitor was the Reverend Johannes Megapolensis, the first minister of the gospel in Albany, who in 1642, to friends in Holland and his impressions of the marvelous sight. "Through this land runs an excellent river...When we saw not only the river falling with such a noise that we could hardly hear one another, but the water boiling and dashing with such force in still weather, that it was all the time as it were raining...I saw there in clear sunshine when there was


Once a young maiden, the beautiful daughter of a chief and the pride of the tribe, was working at the river's bank. She tired in the heat of the day and sought the shade of one bark riding at the water's edge. She sat, and quickly fell into a deep sleep from which no motion of the craft would wake her. The canoe slipped from its mooring, was caught quickly by the river's swift current, and glided silently toward the white water at the brink of the Falls. The rapids and the tumbling water's roar woke the slumbering maiden. She screamed to no advantage, attempted unsuccessfully to right the bark's course and finally resigned herself to her fate, death at the Fall's edge. The mists covered her, the Falls claimed her, and no remains were ever found. The Tribe mourned its loss and all Red Men marked this place, for a princess...daughter of a warrior, died there. All called the place Coho, the place of the Falling Canoe." This legend of the Falls, however, does seem to have some basis for verification. In 1655, a famous Dutch explorer, Adriane Vander Donck, in his Description of New Netherlands retells the incident: In the area of the great falls of the Macques Kill (Mohawk River) which the Indians name the Cahoos Falls...An occurrence of this kind took place here in our time. An Indian whom I have known accompanied by his wife and child with sixty beaver skins descended the river in his canoe in the spring when the water runs rapid and the current is strongest... This Indian carelessly approached too near the Falls before he discovered the danger, and notwithstanding his utmost exertions to gain the land, his frail bark with all on board was swept over by the rapid current and down the Falls; his wife and child were killed, his bark shattered to pieces, his cargo of furs damaged. But his life was preserved. The Cohoes Falls is one of the Iroquois most sacred sites due to the Peacemaker's miraculous emergence after his plunge into the Falls. There are many different versions of the word Cah-hoos as it filtered through the many dialects to the Indian language. Joseph Brandt, the leader of the Cherry Valley Massacre, attested that the word was of Iroquois origin and the meaning-a canoe falling. Another evidence of the Iroquois naming the Falls was contained in Morgan's League of the Ho-de-sau-neeor Iroquois which stated "Cohoes Falls: in Mohawk dialect Ga-ha-oose, means ship-wrecked canoe." The Indians, therefore, not only immortalized the Falls through legend but gave them their name. In 2011, the importance of the Cohoes Falls in Iroquois history resulted in Brookfield Renewable Power ceding part of their land holding at the Cohoes Falls to allow the

not a cloud in the sky.. in a great abyss the half of a rainbow...of the same color with rainbow in the sky. " In April of 1660, Jasper Dankers and Peter Sluyter, two Dutchmen seeking areas for prospective colonization also recorded their impressions. "We rode to visit the Cahoos, which is the falls of the great Macquas Kill (Mohawk River) which are the greatest falls not only in new Netherlands, but in North America, and the whole world. As you come near the Falls, you can hear the roaring which makes everything tremble, but on reaching them and looking at them, you see something wonderful, a great manifestation of God's power and sovereignty of his wisdom and glory." Governor Thomas Pownal, an Englishman visiting the area in 1660, described their appearance, also. Greatly impressed by the power which caused air trapped between the rocks to "fly off from this Fall and disperse itself, and fall in heavy showers for nearly half a mile round the place," he made an on-the spot sketch which was finished later in England. In 1804 the great Irish poet, Thomas Moore, wrote to his mother in Ireland: "I was to see the Coho Falls or the Mohawk River and was truly gratified. The immense fall of the river over a natural dam of thirty or forty feet high, its roar among the rocks and the illuminated mist of spray which rises from its foam were to me objects all new, beautiful and impressive... "He was so moved that he chose to immortalize the sight in a 34-line poem entitled "Lines, Written at the Cohoes Falls of the Mohawk River, which opens: From the rise of morn till set of sun I have seen the mighty Mohawk run, Oh! I have thought, and thinking sighed How like to thee, thou restless tide! But urgent as the doom calls Thy water to its destined falls, And the last current cease to run! Oh may my falls be as bright as thine! May heavens forgiving rainbow shine Upon the mist that circles me, As soft as now it hangs over thee! A Special thank you to Mayor John T. McDonald III for allowing us to reproduce a part of the website.

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Think Green It takes 1 Gallon of Oil to Produce 1 Laser Cartridge We Can Make A Difference Scott and Roberta Tabachneck the owner/operators of Cartridge World of Latham are thrilled to have opened their first store in the Town of Colonie. Cartridge World is a specialty retailer of ink, toner and ribbon cartridges for printers, copiers, fax machines, and postage machines. Their store is one of 600 locally owned and operated franchise stores in North America and 1,700 worldwide in 62 countries. Our goal is to provide customers with a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative to continually purchasing new printing consumables. We are committed to delivering a high quality product at a competitive price, while providing great customer service. As an environmentally friendly company, we reuse as much as we can. The exterior plastic shell of printer cartridges can be reused many times before being recycled. It takes approximately one gallon of oil to produce a new laser printer toner cartridge, and they can sit in a landfill for up to 1,000 years before breaking down. Remanufacturing each cartridge by disassembling, cleaning, rebuilding and refilling gives us the opportunity to get the most out of each cartridge. By recycling cartridges, we can reduce the costs associated with the manufacturing process.This gives us the opportunity to pass those cost savings on to our customers. We are able to sell our Cartridge World Brand cartridges up to 40% off manufacturer suggested retail prices. In addition, we offer every day discounts to active and retired military personnel, and teachers, faculty and staff of elementary, secondary and collegiate institutions. Every empty cartridge that comes back to our store qualifies for a recycling credit which is applied toward the purchase price of the replacement cartridge.

We carry cartridges for all major brands of printers and have the most common ones in stock at our store. If you need a hard to find cartridge for an older model printer, we probably have it in stock too, but if not, we can usually have it for you the next day. Because we sell pre-filled cartridges, you don't have to bring in an empty and can always buy a back-up for those late night “out of ink” emergencies we all have. Each Cartridge World Brand cartridge carries a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. You will find that the print quality and number of pages printed by our brand of cartridges will at least equal the output form the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cartridges you've been using up until now. When you visit our store as a retail customer, or we work with your business, we make sure that you're getting the right cartridge for your printer and your needs. Often there is a high yield cartridge, which prints twice as many pages if not more than the standard yield cartridge you may be using now. (It costs less than twice the price also.) This helps reduce your cost per page expense and lengthens the amount of time between cartridge purchases. Not all of “the other guys” will tell you this. We hope to serve the Capital Region retail consumers and businesses for many years, and look forward to earning your business. Cartridge World of Latham is located at 601 New Loudon Road in the Latham Beverage Plaza, and is open Monday through Saturday. Call us at 786.5188, email, or stop by to say hello or ask about quality, pricing and anything ink or toner. We're always eager to talk to our new and existing customers. We can be found on the web at or by searching Cartridge World Latham on GoTown, Facebook, and

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Concerts in the Barn Series

July 11th • JADE


They're back after being a BIG hit last year. Opening Act - Chelsea Cavanaugh Music 5:30 - 9pm

with THE GOOD TIMES BAND Italian food served by the American Heritage Association Starting at 5 pm • Music 6:30 - 9pm

July 18th • GERMAN FEST with

August 1st • IRISH NIGHT

SCHWARZENEGGER CONNECTION German Dinners by Rolf's Pork Store Starting at 4:30pm • Music 6:30 - 9pm German Beer Garden

with HAIR OF THE DOG Corned Beef Sandwiches by Rolf's Pork Store Music 7 - 9pm

August 8th • POLISH NIGHT with RYMANOWSKI BROS. ORCHESTRA Polish dinners prepared by the BVM of Czestochowa Church Starting at 5pm • Music 6:30 - 9pm

Pruyn House 518 783-1435 207 Old Niskayuna Rd. Latham $5 ADULTS / Children 12 and under FREE Come early and enjoy the historic buildings and gardens on the grounds. Vendors are available for dinner, beverages and ice cream. Lawn chairs and dancing shoes are recommended.

Fred David Photography

Local & Adirondack Landscape Photography 882.5444 •

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PROGAMS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE LIBRARY GENERATED PROGRAMS JUNE 8: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOKS Come in and learn the basics of downloading digital audiobooks from our free Overdrive service. You will learn the basics of the MP3 and WMA formats and how to search for and check out audio titles from our digital catalog ( In general, if you have an MP3 player, a PC, an Ipod or a smartphone you can download audiobooks free of charge using your library card number. We will then transfer the digital title to an MP3 device. The Overdrive service is free of charge to use, as long as you have a valid library card number. Feel free to bring your laptop and/or players so that we can practice after class. Class size is limited and registration is required; call the Information desk at 810-0314. From 10-11:30AM.


JUNE 2: PIANO FOR SPECIAL KIDS SPRING RECITAL A piano recital for students with disabilities. At 1:30PM.

JUNE 4: HUDSON MOHAWK BIRD CLUB: ADIRONDACK BIRDS THROUGH THE LENS OF WARREN GREENE Renowned photographer Warren Greene will take us through the four seasons of the Adirondacks, focusing his Leica film camera on birds, scenics, and other aspects of nature. Warren has been shooting since 1976 and is published in various books, magazines, calendars, etc. through the years. His ultra-sharp photos are completely unaltered except for the occasional use of a polarizing filter. Warren is a native of Gloversville, NY, and recently retired as Director of the Fulton County Probation Dept. giving him even more time for photography! At 7PM.

On Monday, June 11, one of our most popular Noon Book Reviewers returns: local attorney Steve Coffey of O'Connell & Aronowitz and Talk 1300 will review Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Justice Stevens, says Booklist,“briefly reviews the first 12 chief justices and the pressing judicial and political issues of their times before focusing on the five with whom he had personal contact: Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts….Stevens' personal contact with those five adds texture and insights to the biographical sketches through anecdotes and fascinating behind-the-scenes details. He ends with his own perspective as the thirdlongest-serving justice in U.S. history and the senior associate justice, second among equals on the high-court bench.” The review begins at 12:15PM; bring your lunch if you are on lunch hour.



Welcome the beginning of summer with a concert featuring selections from Broadway shows, movies, marches and light classical pieces. The Colonie Town Band, organized in 1964, is a community band sponsored by the Town of Colonie Parks and Recreation Department. It is truly an intergenerational group made up of amateur musicians ranging from teenagers to octogenarians. Bring your lawn chairs (the library does not provide chairs for outdoor use) and join us on the plaza in front of the library. The concert will be held in the Stedman Room in the event of threatening weather. At 7PM.

Learn the basics of downloading digital ebooks from our free Overdrive service. You will learn the basics of the .pdf and .epub formats for digital ebooks and how to search for and check out titles from our digital catalog ( Downloadable Ebooks from our free Overdrive service can be transferred to PC's, Ipad's, and select eReaders, such as the Nook or Sony readers, as long as you have a valid library card number. Please note, the Kindle eReader is now compatible with the Overdrive downloadable service. Feel free to bring your laptop and/or eReader so that we can practice after class. Class size is limited and registration is required; call the Information desk at 810-0314. From 10-11:30AM.

JUNE 28: BOOK YOUR NEXT TRAVEL USING THE INTERNET This 90 minute class will explore using the Internet to book your next vacation. Learn how to book flights, hotels, cruises, and look for deals. Presenter Nathan Hans is a computer teacher striving to help users make sense of technology. Reservations are required; call the Information desk at 8100314. At 6PM.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS JUNE 2: TIBET: MY IMAGINARY HOMELAND A slide show on life in modern day Tibet, will be presented by Jessica Palden and Vicki Schacter BSN, OTA. Jessica Palden shares photos and stories from her trips to Tibet where she and her husband summer with their three children. Jessica is the author of Lotus Love a Tibetan-American Cross-Cultural Memoir.Vicki Schacter has worked in the U.S., Canada, Israel, India and Taiwan and is the author of It's My Life. She will share her memoir Lessons From My Father and The Dalai Lama. A short discussion with the audience will follow .At 10AM.

The annual exhibit by one of the oldest art groups in the area will be on display June 2-29. The public is invited to the reception from 6-8PM.

JUNE 16: CARD CREATION STATION (AGES 0-8) Come join the Capital District Mamas to create a card for Dad, Grandpa or Great Grandpa for Father's Day! The cards will read “You are the best Dad, hands Down!” with room to trace your little one's hand onto the card OR your child is welcome to create their own card with provided embellishments such as yarn, tissue paper and paper shapes. Bring a favorite picture to stick to the inside of the card. All of the materials will be provided by the Capital District Mamas. For ages 0-8. From 9:30-11AM.


JUNE 19: COLONIE TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE POETS' CORNER Local poets and writers of all ages are invited to present six to ten minutes of their original work at this open reading forum. The public is encouraged to stop in and listen. Hosted by William Robert Foltin (785-1252). Readings begin promptly at 7:00 PM. (Training/Conference Room)

JUNE 23: CAPITAL DISTRICT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: FINDING YOUR REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT Lisa O'Brien, Regent-Old Hellebergh Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will provide an overview of how to begin tracing your lineage to a family member that served or aided the cause of the American Revolution. Participants will be shown how to use online resources, such as the DAR Library, Patriot Index,, Family Search, and the National Archives. There will be a brief overview of what the NSDAR is and what they do, as well as time to answer any questions and assist participants with their research. German and Irish Special Interest Groups at Noon. The Computer Group begins at 1PM followed by social time at 2PM. The speaker/program begins at 2:30PM.


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Our Towne Colonie - Inagural Issue  

Our Towne Colonie - Inagural Issue

Our Towne Colonie - Inagural Issue  

Our Towne Colonie - Inagural Issue