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OUR GRANDCHILDREN CHRISTOPHER AND ALANNA— Enjoying a round of golf at the Glenville Sportsplex photo by Paul Hill
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MESSAGE 38 Mohawk Ave, Scotia 377-8545 Mon–Fri 7-7 • Sat 7-6 Sun 9-5
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S T A N D A R D OIL CHANGE $18.99 Install new oil filter and refill up to five quarts of Kendall® GT-1 Synthetic Blend motor oil, lubricate chassis (if applicable) Premium or Synthetic $34.99 Most vehiclest. Price includes oil filter recycling. Expires 6/30/10
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BRAKE SERVICE REBATE $25 REBATE + $25 OFF = $50 OFF We'll install new brake pads, resurface rotors & inspect brake components. Savings Off 2- wheel service or save $50 Off 4-wheel service. Most vehicles. Save off regular price. See store for full on-line rebate details Expires 6/30/10
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Which is correct - alright or all right? All right, usually pronounced as if it were a single word, probably should have followed the same orthographic development as already and altogether. But despite its use by a number of reputable authors, the spelling alright has never been accepted as a standard variant, and the writer who chooses to risk that spelling had best be confident that readers will acknowledge it as a token of willful unconventionality rather than as a mark of ignorance. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (3/ e, Houghton Mifflin, 1996) It is less frequent than all right but remains in common use especially in journalistic and business publications. It is quite common in fictional dialogue, and is used occasionally in other writing <the first two years of medical school were alright — Gertrude Stein>. We put a lot of thought into our slogan. We wanted it to catchy and edgy. I think it is fun to make people think a little. I believe it’s alright here no matter where you put the emphasis. If you want a frown to be your umbrella, it’s alright by me. But only if you quote me! What’s new in Your Hometowne? Each month more new businesses choose to use Your Hometowne as a way to reach you, the reader. The independent business owners are indispensable in the new economy. They offer originality, emotional risk and community service. ... In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character are more likely to attract entrepreneurs and new investment. Your Hometowne places a high value on individuality and considers our homegrown enterprises a source of pride. Next month we will celebrate Independent Businesses! The True American Spirit at work! Enjoy this wonderful time of year and make sure you tell your family you love them. Cheryll and Paul Hill
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READ WHAT OUR LOCAL EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY IN THIS ISSUE… Top soil • Mulch • Sand • Stone Mini excavator on hand
Amy M. Aldrich, State Farm Insurance – Steer Clear, teaching young people to be better drivers Burnt Hills Optical – Keeping your vision healthy in the summer sun Padgett Business Services – How health reform will impact your small business Precise Fitness – Answering readers questions on staying fit
Charlton Supply No Job Too Small
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Dear Gina, I’m 43 years old and have been slowly gaining weight each year. I’ve tried every diet and exercise that’s out there, but nothing seems to work. My friend in New Jersey works with a trainer suggested that I get one. How do I go about finding the right one for me? Confused Cathy
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COUNCIL MEADOWS APARTMENTS ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of Council Meadows Apartments (a.k.a., Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Housing Development Fund Company, Inc.), a senior/handicapped housing project in Burnt Hills, will take place on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM at 126 Council Lane. All interested residents of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake community are invited to become members of the corporation and to attend the annual meeting. The board of directors will be filling vacancies; qualified individuals are encouraged to contact the office at 399-9232.
Dear Cathy, That is a very important question and one everyone should ask when hiring a trainer! Unfortunately, one does not have to be certified in NYS to be a trainer, so don’t assume that the trainers in your gym are certified. If you are serious about losing the weight and getting healthy, I suggest you interview several trainers and ask these questions: • May I see your certification? Make sure the certification company accredited. • How long have have you been training? • How many CEU’s do you have to complete each year? • May I see testimonials from clients you have trained? • May I talk to your clients about their training programs? • What area of fitness do you specialize in? All of our trainers at Precise Fitness & Training are certified by nationally accredited companies and/or have a college degree is exercise field. We accommodate all levels from the seasoned athlete to a post rehab senior citizen. If you’d like to stop in for a free consult, give me a call. We would love to help you reach your fitness goals. Have fitness questions? Email me @ precisefitnessnadtraining.com Gina Sabatini, CproT, PTA– Precise Fitness & Training • 424-7878 809 Rt. 50, Burnt Hills, NY 12027 • GCSabatini@aol.com
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THE EYES ARE THE WINDOW TO THE SOUL AND BODY
The sun supports all life on our planet, but its life-giving rays also pose dangers. Most of us are aware of the harm UV radiation can do to the skin, but many may not realize that exposure to UV radiation can harm the eyes or that other components of solar radiation can also affect vision. There are three types of UV radiation: UV-C, which is absorbed by the ozone layer and does not present any threat. UV-A and UV-B radiation can have adverse long- and short-term effects on the eyes and vision. The risk of damage to our eyes and skin from solar UV radiation is cumulative, meaning the danger continues to grow as we spend time in the sun throughout our lifetime. Exposure to solar radiation increases our risks of developing conditions such as cataracts or macular degeneration. With this in mind, it's especially important for kids to protect their eyes from the sun. Children generally spend much more time outdoors than adults. In fact, experts say as much as 80 percent of our lifetime exposure to UV rays occurs by age 18. Since it is not clear how much exposure to solar radiation will cause damage, the American Optometric Association recommends wearing quality sunglasses that offer UV protection and wearing a hat or cap with a wide brim whenever you spend time outdoors. To protect as much of the delicate skin around your eyes as possible, try at least one pair of sunglasses with large lenses or a close-fitting wraparound style. Depending on your outdoor lifestyle, you also may want to explore performance sunglasses or sport sunglasses. The amount of UV protection sunglasses provide is unrelated to the color and darkness of the lenses. A light amber-colored lens can provide the same UV protection as a dark gray lens. Your optician can help you choose the best sunglass lenses for your needs. Finally, even if you are wearing contact lenses that have UV protection, you still need to wear sunglasses. UV rays will likely affect the eye tissue that is not covered by the contacts. Your eyes will be more comfortable, too, with most of the bright light blocked. You need not fear the outdoors and sunny days, as long as you are equipped with the right eye and skin protection to reduce your UV exposure. For more information contact Kristen Cameron Burnt Hills Optical, 793 Rt. 50 Burnt Hills, 399-6130 or online at www.burnthillsoptical.com. Burnt Hills Optical was established in 1988 by Jean Bergstrom and continues as Jean had planned under the leadership of Kris Cameron. The principles of superb patient care and service on which Jean based her business remain unchanged. “We care for people—not just their eyes.”
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It’s finally heating up, but how hot is too hot? Preventative Maintenance or a whole new A/C system can make your Summer cooler!
Father’s Day Car Show Sunday June 20, 2010 1:00 - 5:00 Village of Scotia - Mohawk Avenue
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PADGETT PATHWAYS Summer is around the corner! We hope everyone enjoys the weather and the great environment we live in. My name is Joe Sangaline and along with my wife, Amy, we own the local Padgett Business Services franchise. This month we want to take the time to discuss how the recently enacted 2010 Health Reform legislation impacts small businesses and their workers. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have a question. (By phone, 348-1666, or email: email@example.com) 2010 Health Reform Impacts Small Business Small businesses and their workers have good reason to pay attention to some of the key provisions in the recently-enacted health reform legislation. Whether a business will be affected by them depends on a variety of factors, such as the number of employees the business has. Below is an overview of the provisions in the new law that will have the biggest impact on small business. Tax C Crredits. The new law provides small employers with a tax credit (i.e., a dollar-for-dollar reduction in tax) for non elective contributions to purchase health insurance for their employees. Eligibility. To qualify, a business must offer health insurance to its employees as part of their compensation and contribute at least half the total premium cost. The business must have no more than 25 fulltime equivalent employees (“FTEs”), and the employees must have annual full-time equivalent wages that average no more than $50,000. However, the full amount of the credit is available only to an employer with 10 or fewer FTEs and whose employees have average annual full-time equivalent wages from the employer of less than $25,000. Years Available. The initial credit is available for tax years beginning in 2010 through 2013. Health insurance coverage purchased from an insurance company licensed under state law will qualify for this first phase. After 2013, the credit is only available on coverage purchased through a state exchange and is only available for two years. Amount of Credit. For tax years beginning in 2010 through 2013, the credit is generally 35% of the employer’s non elective contributions toward the employees’ health insurance premiums. The credit is 50% for tax years beginning after 2013. The credit phases out as firm-size and average wages increase. Special Rules. The employer must reduce the deduction for the amount it pays in health insurance by the dollar amount of the credit. For example, if an eligible small employer pays 100% of the cost of its employees’ health insurance and the amount of the tax credit is 35% of that cost, the employer can claim a deduction for the other 65% of the premium cost. Exclusions. Self-employed individuals - including partners and sole proprietors, 2% shareholders of an S corporation, and five percent owners of the employer - are not eligible for the credit. There is also a special rule to prevent sole proprietorships from receiving the credit for the owner and their family members. Penalty E Exxemption emption. Employers with fewer than 50 employees aren’t subject to the “pay or play” penalty for not providing coverage to their employees. For businesses with at least 50 employees, the possible penalties vary depending on whether or not the employer offers health insurance to its employees. These provisions take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Padgett Business Services is dedicated to meeting the tax, government compliance, profit & financial reporting and payroll needs of businesses with fewer than 20 employees in the retail and service sector of the economy. This publication suggests general business planning concepts that may be appropriate in certain situations. It is designed to provide complete and accurate information to the reader. However, because of the complexities of the tax law and the necessity of determining whether the material discussed herein is appropriate to your business, it is important you seek advice from your Padgett office before implementing any of the concepts suggested in this article. PENALTY NOTICE: As required by U.S. Treasury regulations, you are advised that any written tax advice contained herein was not written or intended to be used (and cannot be used) by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code.
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Wine Tasting Every Friday from 3 – 9 pm
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Our Service gives you an alternative to a Nursing Home We are fully experienced in providing home health care services. We will endeavor to provide quality and sensitive services for you in every possible way. Our goal is to keep you in your home. SERVICES PROVIDED • Assist with personal care • Lend a hand with meal preparation and feeding • Promote mental alertness through conversation and activity • Perform light housekeeping duties • Grocery shopping
NEW LOCATION—just down the street 109 Mohawk Ave, Scotia Licensed by the Department of Health and Medicaid Approved Call 518-370-1515 where caring never stops
GEEK TIP OF THE MONTH Many computer commands can be accomplished by using keyboard commands instead of mouse commands. Using the keyboard is a much faster method once you memorize the commands. To use a keyboard command, hold down the first key listed, then press the second key. Here are some common keyboard commands to try out. Keyboard shortcuts for Windows SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item) Windows Logo: Opens the Start menu SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD into the CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window) ALT+F4: Closes the current window F2: Rename object To copy a file: Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder. Holding down the CTRL key, during selection, allows you to select multiple folders or files instead of just one at a time. To create a shortcut: Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or a folder. F5: Refreshes the current window in Internet Explorer. Windows Logo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktopCtrl+P :To print the active file. Ctrl+S :To save a file Ctrl+A :To copy selections. Ctrl+V: To paste material from the Clipboard. As always, Safe computing until next time. Computer questions that you may have can be sent to Cheapgeek@nycap.rr.com.
Maggie Faltskog, Cheap Geek 399-8886 699 Saratoga Rd. Burnt Hills, N.Y.
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Burnt Hills Optical 793 Rt. 50 Burnt Hills 399-6130
PARTY OF GOLD FUNDRAISER EVENT WEDNESDAY JUNE 9TH FROM 6:00PM TILL 9:30PM 760 SACANDAGA ROAD, SCOTIA, 12302 THIS EVENT IS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION PARTY OF GOLD DONATES 15% TO THE ADA THERE WILL ALSO BE JUST CHARMING JEWELRY By Colleen Benedetto AND ARBONNE With Consultant Sue McDowell PLEASE RSVP TO firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-372-6061 We hope to have a full house!! Please come and see what your ‘old’ gold is worth, and leave with a check!! Attached are two flyers that explain more about what Party of Gold is and the fundraiser event specifics. Please direct any questions to the above email. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING FRIENDS AND FORWARD THIS INVITE - THANK YOU!!
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RABIES CLINIC The Saratoga County 2010 Rabies Clinics are available on select Tuesday for free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and domestic ferrets at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa. Rabies Clinic Dates are as follows: June 15, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, September 14, September 28, October 19 and November 16. Vaccination Times for cats are 7pm -8pm and all cats must be in carriers. Vaccination Times for dogs are 8pm - 9pm and all dogs must be on leashes. Vaccination times for domestic ferrets are 7pm 9pm and all ferrets must be in carriers. All vaccination certificates are written for one year unless a previous vaccination certificate is produced, then a 3-year certificate will be issued. Donations are gladly accepted.
INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 805 Saratoga Road (Rt. 50) Burnt Hills, NY 12027 518.384.3870 When it comes to protecting your assets, the best person to speak to is not a telephone sales clerk —it's an independent insurance agent, who is trained, knowledgeable & possesses multiple company choices, in order to best fit your specific coverage needs.
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BURNT HILLS MUSIC 399-6047 772 Rte. 50, Dollar General Plaza YOUR Repair Shop for Guitars • Violin Family Band Instruments • Amplifiers
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ucts. They have a full line of Mercury Parts and boating accessories in their Ship Store. Also new this year is our live bait and tackle store, open early so you can purchase your bait and launch your boat for a great day of fishing. The marina is located on a 15-acre site with service and repair facilities, 70 boat slips and boat launch with abundant parking. The marina is near the quaint and historic river village of Alplaus, just outside of Schenectady, NY, along a quiet and beautiful stretch of the Mohawk River. Mohawk Valley Marine’s long history proves they understand the needs of their customers. So don’t buy before checking with them, and when it comes to service, don’t settle for less than the best.
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THE WORLD IS A LITTLE BRIGHTER WITH A SMILE Oral hygiene is the first line of defense against cavities and dental diseases. Here are some tips and instruction on how to keep your pearly whites healthy and bright: 1. Brush in large circles, not aggressively back and forth. It is more important to spend time while brushing. Using force while brushing is not necessary and can cause damage to your gum tissue. Heavy handed brushers may benefit from electric toothbrushes. 2. Use a soft toothbrush and change it every couple of months. Make sure to use a new toothbrush after being sick even if it has not been used for long. Many toothbrushes now have color indicators to let you know when it is time to change your toothbrush. If the bristles are splayed it is time for a new toothbrush. 3. Brush your tongue. The tongue harbors bacteria and can be a source of bad breath. 4. Brush twice daily (or more if you are able!) for two minutes each time. For older children and adults a timer can help to make sure you put your time in. For younger children singing their favorite song twice will keep them interested and engaged. 5. Floss at least once daily. It is important to get below the soft tissue and get out any food debris. Wrap the floss around your fingers and go between every tooth in your mouth. Don’t forget to go behind the last tooth toward the back of your mouth even though it doesn’t have a partner. 6. Rinse as suggested or prescribed by your dentist. 7. Cut down on snacks between meals as these prevent your mouth from naturally cleansing and restoring itself. We hope these tips help and make for a good report at your next checkup with your dentist. For more information contact Dr. Szymczak Evans and Dr. Evans. Szymczak and Evans Family General Dentistry, P.C. 461 Saratoga Road Glenville 399-6939 Szymczak and Evans Family General Dentistry is committed to excellent patient treatment. We are a family and will treat you as such. We seek to provide comprehensive, preventative care for the families in this community.
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Paul’s Favorite Recipes BAKED PASTA WITH CHICKEN & ROASTED RED PEPPERS
2 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 lb. mushrooms, chopped 1/2 lb. red peppers, roasted and chopped 1/2 c. carrots, sliced 1 1/4 tsp. garlic, minced 1 chicken, cooked, picked, and cut into bite size pieces 1 c. white wine Pepper to taste 1/2 c. sherry 3 c. milk 2 oz. Prosciutto, shredded (may substitute with dried chipped beef) 1 (8 oz.) box lasagna noodles, cooked according to pkg. directions 7 tbsp. unsalted butter 3/4 c. onion, chopped 1/3 c. celery, chopped 1/2 tsp. rosemary, crumbled 2 tsp. salt 1 c. chicken broth 6 tbsp. flour 1 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese In a small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter; saute mushrooms. Remove from heat and add to red peppers. Set aside. In another skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter; saute onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Season with rosemary. Add chicken and 1/2 cup wine. Increase heat to medium high and reduce wine, stirring often. Season with 1 teaspoon of the salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside. In a saucepan, melt remaining 5 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Whisk in milk and let the sauce come just to a boil. Reduce to low heat and simmer until thickened. Stir in reserved broth mixture and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Add remaining 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Stir until thickened. In a 9 x 13 inch greased baking dish, spread a small amount of thickened white sauce. Arrange a layer of noodle on top. Layer half of the chicken mixture, half of the shredded Prosciutto, half of the mushroom mixture, 1 cup of the white sauce, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers and top with noodles, remaining sauce, and cheeses. Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. This dish may be assembled one day in advance and refrigerated until ready to bake.
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1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup soy sauce 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1-2 teaspoons fresh oregano 1-2 teaspoons fresh Rosemary 1-2 teaspoons fresh basil (optional) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black or lemon pepper 1 4 lb. chicken broiler chicken, halved olive oil spray (for use during cooking) Wash chicken and place both halves in a large Ziploc bag. Squeeze lemon juice; add zest (the yellow portion of the peel) for extra flavor. Combine remaining ingredients with the lemon juice and place in bag. Refrigerate for several hours (up to 6 hours), turning occasionally. Place chicken on broiler rack, skin side down or on grill; keep chicken about 7 inches away from heat. If grilling, set chicken on opposite side of the coals to avoid flare-ups. At start of cooking, brush chicken with marinade - then discard marinade so that you’re not tempted to use it during the cooking (for safety’s sake). Note: For extra flavor, sprinkle chicken liberally with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder just before cooking. Substitute lemon pepper for the black pepper, if available, for an extra zesty kick. Broil or grill chicken for 20 minutes or until browned on one side, avoiding flare ups. At this point, spray the chicken lightly with olive oil spray; then turn it to the other side and spray again. Cook for another 10 minutes or so until chicken is done (juice no longer runs pink). Variation: Wine vinegar may be substituted for the lemon juice. If fresh herbs are not available, substitute 1/2-3/4 teaspoon dried. Serve garnished with sprigs of Rosemary and a lemon wedge.
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12 eggs 4 slices bacon 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup minced red onion 2 teaspoons white sugar 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon celery salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Place the eggs in a large pot in a single layer and fill with water to cover by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil; immediately remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Drain. Cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel and halve lengthwise. Separate the yolks from the whites, placing the yolks in a bowl; arrange the egg whites with the rounded side down onto a serving platter. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate; chop. Mash the yolks with a fork. Add the bacon, mayonnaise, onion, sugar, vinegar, celery salt, and pepper; stir until thoroughly combined. Spoon the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with parsley.
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Town of Ballston Community Library 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, NY 12027 (518) 399-8174 ext. 3 • http://toby.sals.edu The June meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Ballston Community Library will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday, July 7th, at Carney’s Tavern. This is the annual meeting and will take place immediately after the 6 PM trustees dinner. The meeting is open to the public. Music with Miss Mona - Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM - a sing along for preschoolers and their families. Sing along to kid favorites and old classics with Mona and her guitar, then stay and play! Father’s Day Crafts - Thursday, June 17th at 4 PM - Make a gift for a great guy in your life, just in time for Father’s Day. Grades K-5. Preschoolers may sign up but an adult MUST stay with them. Advanced sign up is required by calling the library at 399-8174 ext 2 or by stopping by the circulation desk. VolunTeen sign up and orientation Wednesday, June 16th at 7 PM - An informational meeting for parents and prospective VolunTeens. Sign up for your Summer Reading time slot and then stay for a short orientation. Anyone entering grades 6-12 in the Fall is welcome to become a VolunTeen. Earn community service hours while helping the library!
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PLEASE WALK TO HELP SIMPLIFYING LIVES, FOR A CAUSE! The more walkers the better! This is a great family event! The 22nd Annual Freihofer's Community Walk will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 100% of ALL donations (Pledges) go to Simplifying Lives! Think about how many families affected by cancer we can help from this walk! If you would like to walk, please let me know. Please get your whole company involved!!!! Simplifying Lives, for a cause, PO BOX 2666, Glenville, NY 12325, contact: Nicole Wilson (President) #518-935-5822 If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. We look forward to seeing you in June! www.simplifyinglives.org • (518) 935-5822 Simplifying Lives for a cause, providing free cleaning and organizing, to reduce the stress associated with cancer treatment.
After years of not playing guitar and recently getting back into it, my fingers are finally re-callused. Bending guitar strings up thru the pentatonic scale will toughen them up in no time. There are a lot of things that picking up an instrument will do for you, whether it’s the first time you’re playing or re-finding your passion as in my case, there is a good argument for getting music into your life. Studies show that practicing a musical instrument is associated with enhanced verbal ability and nonverbal reasoning. It makes sense if you think about it, music forces you to use both sides of your brain, perfect for a child in his formative years as well as an aging pioneer of the 60’s (as the old saying goes if you remember the 60’s you weren’t there). As we grow older, music has a place for us, keeping your hands limber can be a challenge, playing a guitar can help. Keeping your body toned is always a challenge, but not to my second cousin out in California who well into his 80’s plays the drums as well anyone 30 years his junior. Fortunately for me music runs in my family, my Mom plays the organ, my Dad plays the guitar and my cousin Steve is a killer Bass player with a band on Long Island. He is also the manager for Chris Caffery, one of the lead guitarist’s for the Trans Siberian Orchestra. There is no better time to consider learning an instrument and Burnt Hills Music has all you need to get started. Currently there are nine teachers working with Burnt hills Music, covering most any instrument you might consider and the rates are most affordable. In fact RIGHT now on Saturdays from 11:002:30, local musician Jay Toussignant is available to teach and guide you on your musical quest, call 399-6047 for details. Next month look for an inspirational story about a local man, critically injured in a motorcycle accident who never gave up his desire to play guitar and against all odds has baffled his doctors with an amazing recovery and personal triumph, next month meet Chuck….. Stay tuned.
DID YOU KNOW? Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? A. All invented by women.
Q . Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their birthplace
BURNT HILLS BALLSTON LAKE PLACES OF WORSHIP Burnt Hills Baptist 193 Kingsley Road, Burnt Hills 399-5740 Burnt Hills United Methodist Church 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills 399-5144 Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa 885-7312 Ballston Lake Reformed Baptist 1 Edward Street, Ballston Lake 399-8318 Calvary Episcopal 85 Lake Hill Road, Burnt Hills 399-7230 Charlton Freehold Presbytarian Church 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton, NY 399-4831 Christ Episcopal Rte 50 at West High Street, Ballston Spa 885-1031 Christ the Savor Orthodox Christian 349 East Line Road., Ballston Lake 786-3100 Church of the Immaculate Conception 400 Saratoga Rd Scotia,399-9120 Free Spirit Fellowship 1425 Rte 67, Ballston Spa 885-3149 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 547 Saratoga Road, Glenville 399-4540 Jeho ehovvahs ahs’’s Witnesses 740 Goode Street Ballston Spa 885-5924 Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic 73 Midline Road. Ballston Lake 399-5713 Saratoga Chapel Community 359 East Line Road, Ballston Lake 885-6764
CAREER PATHWAYS SUMMER CAMPS OFFER TECH-BASED, HANDS-ON LEARNING Area students entering grades 9 - 12 next fall can apply to have fun exploring math and science careers in emerging technologies through one-week Car Career Pathway eer P athway SSumummer Camps based at local colleges in July and August. Opportunities include “Build a Better Robot,” “Schenectady Women in Science,” “SEMI High Tech U Camp,” and four more. The camps are tuition-free, though meals and transportation must be provided by the family. Students must be recommended by a teacher or counselor, and space is limited. For all the details go to www.questar.org/summercamp to apply.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2010 Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake and Scotia Glenville BH-BL parents who have not already registered their child for kindergarten next fall are urged to do so as soon as possible. To start kindergarten, children must be five on or before Dec. 1, 2010 and must reside with a parent or legal guardian within BH-BL district boundaries. Parents: please contact Mary Ann Meade at 399-9141, ext. 3500, to let us know about your child and receive an information packet. Only 146 incoming pupils took part in the annual Kindergarten Registration drive held on March 8 & 9, whereas recent experience shows that there are probably 200 or more new kindergarten pupils in the district. Knowing the number of new pupils to expect in the fall is especially important this spring due to the budget cuts the Board of Education is currently discussing. We want to be sure we have enough staff and facilities to accommodate all our pupils. Scotia-Glenville registers new students through a central registrar located at the District Office, 900 Preddice Parkway (at the end of Lark Street), Scotia. Parents must make an appointment to register a child. Contact the registrar, Karol Newton, at 382-5876. Leave a message, if necessary. She will return your call.
Strange Facts If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)
Join us on Sunday June 20th for FATHERS DAY and “Cruisin on the Ave” 1-5pm on Mohawk Ave Scotia Dads come in from 12-5 pm for a $10 haircut
In our new location 108 Mohawk Ave Scotia, NY 12302
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LADIES—YOU COME IN TO ENJOY YOUR DAY TOO,
Shop Talk offers full body hair removal
REMEMBER… WEDDING SEASON IS IN FULL BLOOM
with essential wax by Jaime (wigs coming soon)
Jaime and Stephanie will travel for updos and makeup
FREE GIFT BAG
We will have DIVA GIRL PURSES & more www.divagirlpurseparty.com
ATHENA GODDESS in a private room www.athenashn.com/ goddess/3038
SIMPLY SMOOTH KERATIN HAIR TREATMENTS
REIKI mini sessionsgreat for relaxation Free gift bag www.reikiroom.org JUST A PAIR – handmade jewelry
SoCap hair extensions by Stephanie
Jaime Stephanie 858.8786 469.9330
Come see us to try this amazing new treatment that reduces curl up to 50% and frizz up to 100%. Speed up styling time while adding luster to your hair! This is a chemical free service good for all hair types and ages
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