in this issue

Thursday we cut the ribbon for the new covered patio at Garden Bistro 24 in Slingerlands. This new outdoor "room" offers a space for private parties of up to 60 people day or night.  Owners John Grizzaffi and Charles Grizzaffi, center, are joined by family, friends and representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.  Business representatives from Glenmont Self Storage, Realty USA Delmar, Albany Devils and A-1 Merchant Solutions were in attendance.  See Photo Gallery.

Hands of Grace Massage Therapy Ribbon Cutting and Open House
274 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, June 5, 4:30 pm

Join us as we welcome Hands of Grace Massage Therapy to Delmar.  Meet the therapists and tour the space of this new studio. 

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   

Saturday, May 30, 9am-1pm Opening Day - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School,
332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Tuesday, June 2, 2:30-6pm
- Tuesday Farmers Market  
      Delmar 1st United Methodist Church,
      428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

As part of the Chamber's Buy Bethlehem Buy Local Initiative, we will be representing our Member businesses at two Farmer's Markets and assembling Welcome Packets for distribution to new residents and new employers. 

If you are interested in having your business or organization's promotional materials included in these outreach efforts, please drop materials to the Chamber office
by Friday, May 29. 

Interested in joining us to represent your business or organization at one of the Markets, contact the Chamber to schedule a date and time.  If you have questions, please contact Danielle at 439-0512 or by email


Coldwell Banker Prime Properties Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
1345 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands
Thursday, June 11, 5 pm Ribbon Cutting
Open House 4-7pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties' new office in Slingerlands.

June Networking Mixer
Main Square, 318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Tuesday, June 23, 5-7pm

Kick-off your Summer networking on the covered patio at Shogun Sushi & Saki Bar in Delmar.

Applications Available Online

The Town of Bethlehem was successful in its application to the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal for the creation of a Microenterprise Grant Program.  The Town will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within the Town of Bethlehem.  It is anticipated that a minimum of ten (10) businesses will be assisted with the awarded grant funds.  Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs. 
Businesses who are interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process but were unable to attend the information sessions, may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation.     

View the Grant Application  

For additional information:  
contact Elizabeth Staubach, Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439-4955 ext. 1189
Pine Hollow Arboretum will continue celebrating 50 Years of Planting with a special event this Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM with "All One Song" an experimental presentation interconnecting people, creativity and nature. Feeling our connection with nature through, rhythms, words and photos. Featuring Michael Czarnecki, poet, oral memoirist, photographer and Sue Spencer, percussionist. Donation Suggested $5.00
with 100% of donations to Support Pine Hollow Arboretum.

Since summer came early, Breathe Massage Therapy is offering several June Specials! 3 Swedish Massages for $180; 3 Deep Tissue Massages for $199. Call today to schedule an appointment, 621.7979. We also will be adding NEW SERVICES July 1st, Stay tuned!

Shawna's Dogs is offering a Weight Pull for any size dog, this Saturday, 5/30,1:30p and 3:15 pm sessions. $15.  Call  518-937-2544 or email. We hope to see you!

Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc. is holding their 2015 Annual BRAVES Raffle Fund Raiser with Three GRAND Prizes!  PLUS, the 2 top Raffle Ticket Sellers win big too!  Win a set of 4 PREMIUM Seats to the YANKEES vs. RED SOX - Aug. 4th (Section 215 Row 15 Seats 1,2,3,4) OR a set of 4 PREMIUM Seats to the METS vs. RED SOX - August 28th (Section 319 Row 3 Seats 9,10,11,12) OR a 50" Wide-Screen LED TV.  Drawing is 4th of July at 1864 Vintage Base Ball Game at Field # 5 - Winner need not be present. Raffle tickets are $6.00 each, 2 for $10.00, 5 for $20.00. PLACE A CIRCLE AROUND M or T or Y at the bottom of the ticket stub. M for METS, T for TV, Y for YANKEES. Ticket stubs are placed in individual bins for each of the three specific Grand Prize drawings. To purchase tickets, call (518) 469-8772 or visit the website.

The Town of Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is looking to fill a Board position. The IDA is an independent agency authorized under state law, and its board members serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the Town Board. Members must be Town residents and should have or develop general knowledge of Bethlehem's development patterns and economic development goals. For additional details and requirements, visit the website.  Please email cover letter and resume by June 15, 2015, to Mary Tremblay-Glassman, Director of Human Resources.

Price Greenleaf
is stocked with Spring 
annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and everything you need to get your garden off to a great start. Stop by  Located on Booth Road in Delmar.  

The Cheese Traveler is hosting Friday Night Cookouts every Friday night from 5-8pm. Menu varies each week but will feature items like Fin salmon, a twist on bacon burger, an old shop standby Flying Pigs Kielbasa, and a new vegetarian option the Haloumi stack. See the Cookout webpage for more details.  You are welcome to call in orders at 443-0440 or join us for grilled offerings, cheese/charcuterie plates and a glass of wine, cider or beer.

Spring cleaning? Please consider donating children's books to Grassroot Givers. We are especially in need of picture books in next to new condition, for all of our end of the year giveaways in the Albany Public Elementary Schools. Please help us get books into the homes of children in our community.

Tired of all that stuff around your house? Wish you could sell it on Ebay, but you don't have the time? Let Ship, Copy and More in Delmar do it for you!  We will photograph your items, list them for auction or set-price buying on Ebay. When your items sell, we will pack and ship them to the buyer. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and collect money!  Stop in to Ship Copy & More today or call 439-0211 for full details.

Normanside Country Club will offer the next Cooking Party with Chef on June 11th from 6:30-9:30pm. Chef Ken Ruud will be taking on a four-course meal fully inspired by the Florida Keys!  See the full menu here. To make reservations, call 439.4505 ext.10!

Delmar Health and Fitness welcomes home college students with $30 college memberships available!  Stop in this weekend and get the details.

Akira in Glenmont will be extending their hours on Fridays and Saturdays, Late Night Lounge hours until 2:30am.  They will also feature a Spring Sushi Special on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning 5/25 with 30% off selected sushi special rolls.  Promotion will run througn the Summer Solstice, June 21.

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's
Summer Solstice Festival and Hike-a-thon is just around the corner on Saturday, June 20th. New this year is a Hike-a-thon beginning at 10am before the Festival starts at 12 noon.  See details on all six hikes and register here, two along the trail and one for pets and their owners. Free and open to the public. It's not too late to be a part of the fun! Vendors and Sponsors that sign up before this Friday, May 22, also receive special benefits.  Sign up here.

ISC Audubon is hosting a Fly Fishing Demonstration at Colonial Acres Golf & Learning Center.   Everything you ever wanted to know about Fly Fishing is being presented by the Capital District Fly Fishers club on Saturday, May 30 from 9 until 1:00 pm. Pre-registration is not required, all are welcome. The workshop is fun for the entire family. Learn how to tie a fly, and cast a fly rod.  This is the first of many planned activities at the Center which go beyond the typical game of golf.  For more information, visit the website or call the Pro Shop at (518) 439-2089   

A-1 Merchant Solutions offers to Bethlehem Chamber Members our new Advertising & Proximity Marketing Mobile App for only $30 PER YEAR!
Your customers download the UBiz app onto their Smart-Phones and see your business news and/or offers with pictures and a map to your location! You are in total control of your news & offers, as you can change them anytime you desire!  Have a new special everyday of the week if you like! Announce new products, services, menu items, events, etc! It also provides links to Your Website, Facebook & Twitter pages, if you have them.  It's like having your own mobile app without the expense of developing it or promoting it!For more information download the flyer or call us for an appointment for a no-obligation quick demonstration (5 minutes) of the Ubiz Mobile App at:518-763-4000 or  email.

Phillips Hardware is sponsoring the upcoming Strides 4 Stride Run Walk Roll
on Saturday, June 20 beginning at 9am at the Corning Preserve in Albany.  Bring a Team or Sponsor the event.  See the flyer for all event details.  Strides 4 STRIDE benefits the 16+ sport programs for youth with disabilities and Wounded Warriors that are provided throughout the year by STRIDE Adaptive Sports.

T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service is offering a coupon for an A/C Tune-Up.  As temperatures climb close to 80 degrees, are you discovering your a/c just isn't as cold as it should be?? Print this coupon
to get your a/c recharged today before its 90 & humid!  

The Delmar Farmers Market opens this Saturday, May 30, 9am-1pm for the season.  Visit over 50 vendors for farm fresh produce, crafts and food stands. At the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue every Saturday through December.   


Spring Open House at The Spinney Van Dyke, May 30 & 31, 12-4pm. Come see what spring looks like at the cottages at The Spinney at Van Dyke and take advantage of our spring special of $500 off of your first month's rent! We will be giving tours and providing refreshments from 12 - 4PM all weekend long!     


WWAARC 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Friday, June 4, 2015 11:00 am, Saratoga National Golf Course, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY. oin us for what is sure to be a great afternoon on Thursday June 4th, 2015 at Saratoga National Golf Course! Proceeds will support the programs and services that WWAARC offers to nearly 1,000 individuals and their families, with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. 11 am Registration and Lunch on the Veranda, 12:30 pm Shot gun start scramble, 5:30 pm Cocktail and Dinner Reception Grand Ballroom, Raffles and Awards. Cost is $200 per golfer or $75 Dinner Only. To reserve your spot contact Jennifer McCullough at (518) 935-4338.   


Bethlehem Historical Association Summer Exhibit (June 14 through August 30) and    

Opening Day Ice Cream Social (Sunday, June 14 from 2 to 4 PM). The Bethlehem Historical Association's Cedar Hill Schoolhouse museum highlights a variety of exhibits this summer.  Circa 1965 looks back at the Town of Bethlehem during the era in which the organization was founded.  It features photographs and memorabilia from around town as well as colorful posters from the Slingerlands Players. One Hundred Years Difference: Clothing from 1865 to 1965 explores 100 years of changing clothing styles.  The adjacent Toll Gate building features What's All the Buzz, a look at bee keeping.All are welcome to join us Opening Day, Sunday June 14 from 2 to 4 pm, for a free Ice Cream Social.  Make your own sundae courtesy of Stewarts Shops.

The exhibit continues through August 30 with the museum open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 PM.  Free. Stop by for a visit! The Bethlehem Historical Association is located in the historic Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk.  Visit BethlehemHistorical.org for more info. 

The  Town of Bethlehem will host several Community Town Hall Meetings in the coming months.  Community town hall meetings are an opportunity for citizens to speak directly with town-wide officials and discuss town issues and specific community concerns. They are scheduled in neighborhood centers throughout the town. An agenda is set around initiatives and concerns specific to the area. Citizens are also welcome to provide open comment on other issues of concern to town residents and leaders.  Come to share your views with Supervisor Clarkson, Town Board members, and other town officials. Community Town Halls scheduled for this Spring: 

Slingerlands/North Bethlehem June 11 (Thu) 7pm at Slingerlands Fire Department, 1520 New Scotland Road.  For more details, visit the website.    


Tuesday Delmar Farmers' Market

428 Kenwood Avenue - First United Methodist Church Parking lot, begins May 5th and runs through November 24th, 2:30PM - 6:00PM. Enjoy some great local products like fruits and vegetables, fresh artisan breads, gourmet cheese spreads, local honey, homemade desserts, fresh flowers and plants and more. Also enjoy a relaxing chair massage and get some great take out food for dinner. For more information, contact - Frank Stanton, President 518-756-8228.


16 Handles Stage 16 Concert Series - Join us for live music every Friday from 7:00-9:00 pm as we feature local talent in our Stage 16 concert series! Follow us on Instagram @16handlesglenmont for announcements and line-ups.  

Add an event to our Community Calender here and click Submit an Event, it's free!  



Taco Bell

Opening August 2015
Jessica Woodburn
351 Route 9W
Glenmont, NY  12077


 TG Associates CPAs, PLLC

Thomas Goodfellow

P O Box 238

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 424-6776


  Coldwell Banker Prime Properties 

Bob Sandberg 

1345 New Scotland Road

Slingerlands, NY 12158

(518) 439-9600 


Edward Jones 

Thomas Norman 

360A Northern Blvd., Loudon Plaza

Albany, NY 12204

(518) 433-7418


Hodes and Landy 

Ginger Landy 

284 State Street

Albany, NY 12210

(518) 465-8303


Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc. 

Steve Peterson 

159 Delaware Ave #208

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 469-8772


Field Realty 

Peter Tryon 

1511 New Scotland Rd.

Slingerlands, NY 12159

(518) 598-4000


Merriman and Pfister's Marketplace 

Kathy Agneta 

388 Kenwood Ave  (Back of Bldg)

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 588-7268


Ruth Jacobs, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 

Ruth Jacobs 

511 Kenwood Ave. Apt. B

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 817-3486



Susan Gola 

1399 Vischer Ferry Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065

(518) 952-6040 


Hands of Grace Massage Therapy 

Caitlin Lane Elston 

274 Delaware Avenue, Suite 2B 

Delmar, NY  12054

(518) 588-5194 


Hannigan Law Firm 

Tim Hannigan 

388 Kenwood Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 869-9911


Brady Agency 

Neal Brady 

50 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-3017 




CEG The Center For Economic Growth will host the 2015 Technology Innovation Awards on Thursday, June 25, 12 pm at the Albany Marriott.  The event  recognizes and honors our region's most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals for superior achievements. Please join us to celebrate and honor this year's winners and for a special video tribute to our beloved colleague and friend, Jeffrey A. Lawrence. For details, sponsorship opportunities and to register, visit the website.


Please join the Community Loan Fund for our Annual Spring Tour as we celebrate Community Dev- elopment Projects spanning our 30 year history. Wednesday, June 10th, 5-7 pm at the Albany Barn (corner of Second and North Swan Streets in Albany). Please RSVP to Linda at 518-436-8586 x806  Free parking is available in the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church's parking lot, located at 105 Second Street, just up the block from The Barn.   


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