in this issue

 Shampoodle Dog Wash in Delmar celebrated a milestone 10th Anniversary in business last Thursday.  Owner Ginny Siciliano, center is joined by the Shampoodle team, as well as family and representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, as well as reps from Realty USA and Bryant Asset Protection.  See  Photo Gallery. They will also commemorate the Anniversary with a charity walk for you and your pup, "The Return of Tails on the Rail Trail" will be held on Sunday, October 11 from 10am-Noon on the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail starting at Adams St. Delmar to Slingerlands.  The Walk will benefit Pawsome Pups Perservere. For a donation of $20 each walker will receive a bandana for their pup and an event t-shirt. For more info, call Shampoodle at 518-368-3260 


We celebrated the official opening for Sky Beauty Bar at 339 Delaware Avenue in Delmar tonight. A full service salon, Sky Beauty Bar features an upscale NYC-style Blow Dry Bar, the first in the Capital Region!  Representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Town of Bethlehem, NY Economic Development and Planning, Capital Region Chamber, and Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region joined local business reps in welcoming the salon.  Owners Kelly Brunina and Maeghan Ublacker center, are joined by the Sky Beauty Bar team, family and friends. See Photo Gallery. 

We celebrated the Grand Opening of hEARt Ear Boutique at 398 Feura Bush Road in Glenmont, a family-owned, Board-Certified hearing instrument specialist, offering the latest, high tech solutions for hearing loss. Their Open House continues this week through Thursday, October 8th by Appointment at 435-1250.  Owner Robert LaCosta, center, is joined by Dr. Tammy Monroe, Audiologist with Opticon (far left), family, friends and clientele to celebrate.  See Photo Gallery.

Tuesday we joined Colonial Acres Golf & Learning Center and ISC-Audubon in celebrating the opening of the Colonial Acres Walking Trail. This joint project also included Frank Slingerland and the Colonial Acres Community.  Dale Ezyk, Colonial Acres Golf and Frank Slingerland, center, are joined by Ron Dodson, ISC-Audubon (far right), Town Supervisor John Clarkson, Ann Marie Morin, Glenmont Job Corps Center (whose students helped with the trail) and representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce. The Trail runs from the Hole 1 Tee to the Hole 8 Green and will be open to the community for walking and running. Dogs are welcome under the owners control. The trail adds another element to the Center, which offers Golf, Foot Golf and other recreational activities for the community.  See Photo Gallery

October Networking Mixer
Nicole's Restaurant, 556 Delaware Ave., Albany
Thursday, October 15, 5-7pm 

Join us for a Fall Networking Mixer, a great place to make valuable new contacts and catch up with colleagues.
Nicole's now has additional lot parking to the left of the restaurant 

Sponsored by:
Kinderhook Bank 2011

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   

Candidate Forum 2015
Bethlehem Town Hall Auditorium, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar
Thursday, October 22, 6:30-9pm

Co-Sponsored by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Capital Area Council of Churches, League of Women Voters and Spotlight News

Join us for a Candidate Forum - hear from the candidates on the ballot for Highway Superintendent, Town Clerk, Town Board and Town Supervisor. This event is free and open to the public.



Shop Bethlehem Gift Card
Support our local businesses and keep money here in our community 

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has spearheaded a successful Buy Local Campaign for the past five years through a presence at two seasonal Farmer's Markets (Saturday and Tuesday, June-December), Small Business Saturday Promotion (November), Restaurant Week Promotion (May), Holiday Card Promotion (November-December) and Welcome Packets for new residents and new employees. This Gift Card program will encourage business leaders, community members, residents, employees and students to support our local businesses/organizations, and keep money in our local community.

Buy Shop Bethlehem Gift Cards for Birthdays, Graduation, Teacher Gifts, Holidays and Employee Incentives...and use at participating businesses around town
       A. Phillips Hardware                                Glenmont Self Storage
       Akira                                                        Gregory's Barber Shop
       Ando Salon                                              Hands of Grace Massage Therapy
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos                    John & Mary's Grocery@Delmar Marketplace Ben's Jammin' Treasures                         McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do                          Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace  
Buenau's Opticians                                  Poise Studios
Capital Upholstery                                    Romo's Pizza

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics             Safari Health
Cornell's Cat Boarding                             Schools Out, Inc.
Crossroads Ford                                      Shampoodle  
Del Lanes                                                 Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
Delmar Bistro                                           Shawna's Dogs
Dr. Jack Devore, OD                                 T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
Free Movement Pilates                             TOP FORM Delmar
Four Corners Frame Shop      
Four Corners Pharmacy           
If you are a business interested in participating, see flyer for details and contact the Chamber at 518-439-0512 

Saturday, October 24, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Tuesday, October 20, 2:30-6pm
- Tuesday Farmers Market - Delmar First 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.
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


Spain & the Sunny Costa del Sol
Departing Wednesday March 16, 2016
Book by September 30, 2015 and Save $100 per person

Open to the Community!
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, along with the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers and C I Destinations, presents Spain & the Sunny Costa del Sol. Spain's Costa del Sol stretches along just over 90 miles of the Malaga province and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. The Costa del Sol is known for its beautiful landscapes, delicious food, all while experiencing the warmth of its people. Here you will also discover a rich cultural heritage, fabulous beaches, coastal sites and charming villages. On your tour you will travel to the nearby towns of Seville and Ronda to take in such sights as the Alcazar Palace and Plaza de Toros, the oldest bull ring in Spain. Your tour includes the #1 attraction in all of Spain, Granada and the Alhambra Palace. Visiting the Costa del Sol would not be complete without a tour to Gibraltar to view the infamous Rock of Gibraltar.

The 7 night/8 day trip begins on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 and includes round trip airfare from New York (flights from Albany and other cities are available), 7 nights in a First Class Hotel (4 Star), 13 Meals, sightseeing per itinerary, admission per itinerary, professional Tour Manager, baggage handling and hotel transfers.

For a detailed description of the trip and itinerary along with a Registration Form,
see the brochure.

The trip is open to anyone in the community interested in travel. Space is limited, sign up early to reserve your seat!


The Bethlehem Garden Club is holding a  50 Year Celebration on Wednesday, October 14 at 1 PM at the Bethlehem Public Library, featuring Speaker Judith Fetterley, Garden Designer.  Please join us for an informational presentation about designing your garden. Refreshments will be served.
Yanni's Too is hosting their Annual Halloween Party with DJ Billy Hardy on Friday, October 30 at 8pm.

Dorothee Racette of Take Back My Day will present Business U: "Crazy Busy?" - Time Management for Today's Professionals on Thursday, October 29, 8 to 10:00 AM at the Capital Region Chamber Albany Office, 5 Computer Drive South, Colonie. Given all the demands of your work and business, what are the best approaches to stay on top of your workload without stress and hours of overtime? Why does it feel that there aren't enough hours in the day to complete your list of "to-dos?" This seminar presents a number of practical strategies to help you meet the demands of your workday and your life obligations. Participants will explore specific techniques to manage their time and explore ways to make the most of their working and leisure hours. Register here.

Crossfit Spur in Glenmont is hosting a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Awareness month to benefit ToLife! in Delmar. Fight Like A Girl will take place on Saturday October 31 at 10am. Business Sponsors are needed - either cash or product donations.  See Sponsor Letter and Sponsor Form for details on how you can help. Interested in participating?  See website for registration.

Columbia-Greene Media is offering businesses Advertising Specials in the to be published on Thursday, Oct 22 and Veteran's Day Special Page to be published on Thursday, Nov 5. See Halloween Flyer and Veterans Day Flyer for details. Call Marlene McTigue to reserve at 518-828-1616.

BodyBrite Delmar invites you to ZAPPY HOUR on Thursday, October 15, 4-7pm.  Enjoy a free consultation and the first drink at One Six Five Grille is on us.  See flyer for details or RSVP.

Try Angela's Pizza and Pasta's new sub of the month for October, the Bada Bing!! It's a special Italian Mix, with Soprasseta (capicolla), Mortadella (bologna), Sharp Provolone cheese, Fresh Tomato, and a diced giardinera spread all on our Homemade Focaccia bread! Get it this month only for $7.95!  Only at Angela's Pizza where we're more than just pizza!

The Cheese Traveler will celebrate the American Cheese Month throughout October.  Retailers across the country will sell Cheese Passports to raise funds for the American Cheese Education Foundation to support education on the art and science of artisan and specialty cheeses. You can purchase a Cheese Passport through The Cheese Traveler and use it for a 25% discount on a different featured cheeses each day of the month of October. Passports are $10 each, and all proceeds from passport sales go to the American Cheese Education Foundation.  "At The Cheese Traveler we carry about 40% of our cheeses made in the U.S.: our single largest country of origin. Our domestic cheesemakers embody the hard work and creativity are the lifeblood of our shop."
Cheese Passport can be purchased at The Cheese Traveler, 540 Delaware Ave or call 518.443.0440 with questions.

Northeastern Association of the Blind (NABA) will be selling 'out of spec' safety vest at the NABA's Low Vision Technology Fair 2015 October 15, 10am-5pm at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church on Whitehall Road in Albany (see flyer for Fair details). At a VERY discounted price, these vest are not only good for work, but great for play - walking, running, riding your bike and more. NABA sells safety vests - "MADE IN AMERICA" There are many models, including those that meet DOT specs. Great for active people walking, cycling and just want to be seen!  For more information, contact Harry Weatherwas at (518) 463-1211 x 214 
Delmar Health and Fitness is offering an October Special - the first 100 people to sign up with us get a basic one year membership for just $99!  Stop in to the state-of-art gym at 28 Hudson Avenue, Delmar, offer ends October 21st!

It's that time again!  Best Cleaners is collecting winter: Coats, Gloves, Hats, Scarves at any of theirr 11 locations (including Delmar, Glenmont and Slingerlands) for donation to Coats for Kids and Katie's Koats!! 

Does back to school have you stressed? Helping with homework and running to sports events?  Breathe Massage Therapy can help!  This Monday we are offering a Columbus Day Special: 75 Minute Swedish Massage for $79 OR 60 Minute Massage with complimentary Hot Stones $70 *While appointments last!  The remainder of the month enjoy a 3-pack of Swedish Massages for $180 and our popular Spiced Cider Facial for $79.  Call 621-7979 to schedule or schedule online.

The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will hold its annual Fall Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 17th from 8 AM to Noon at the Delmar Presbyterian Church at 585 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. It is an all-you-can-eat-breakfast featuring orange juice, pancakes, our very famous sausages and coffee, tea or milk. $6.00 for adults, under 12 - $4.00 and Pre-School children Free. The Delmar Kiwanis Club works to support Kiwanis Projects for Youth.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics now offers Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments (PRP), the Secret of the Stars!  PRP treatments smooth facial wrinkles, improves blood flow to the skin, stimulates collagen production and rejuvenates the complexion.  For information or to schedule an appointment call 429-2909.  Refer a friend for any treatment at our office and receive a coupon for 20% off your next visit, no limit, refer a friend today and save!

It isn't too late to join the party!  A Forest Fête: Annual party to benefit the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Honoring Allison Bennett will be held Thursday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the New York State Museum. The event will be catered by Creo Restaurant and feature music by Spiral Tango with Ray Andrews. Auction items are available online for a sneak peak and advance bidding!  View the catalog and join in the fun. Order your tickets by Friday, October 2 to join us at the Fall Fundraiser.  Hope to see you there! 

"Tails on The Rail Trail" is returning for a fall walk! Sunday October 11 from 10-noon it will take place on the rail trail that runs from Adams Street to Slingerlands...the opposite direction from the last walk. The walk is open for anyone to walk however far they would like to go and will benefit Pawsome Pups Perservere. For a donation of $20 each walker will receive a bandana for their pup and an event t-shirt. Rescue groups are welcome! Rescues can set up a table, sell items to raise money and even bring along pups for adoption.Walkers are invited to bring dog food to be donated to local rescue groups or shelters. This is part of Shampoodle's 10th year celebration. For more information call Shampoodle Delmar 518.368.3260.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month at To Life! Join them at one of their many events they are having this month. They include: Survivors Take the Runway on Sat., Oct. 10 at Crossgates Mall from 1-3 pm; 11th Annual Pink Ball on Friday, Oct. 23 at the Hall of Springs at 6:30pm; Fight Like a Girl-Breast Cancer Awareness WOD on Sat., Oct. 31 at CrossFit Spur in Glenmont at 10am. For more information on these events or to register go to their website.

Backyard Sheds & Gazebos is running a Special Inventory Reduction Sale!  See the website's in stock inventory page.

Everyone's shedding!!!!  It's Fur Real Mobile Pet Spa can help. A Furminator treatment done on a regular basis, can reduce shedding 60-90%. It is a combination of the products used and the process of applying them, that does the trick. We have used these products for years. They are safe and really, really help.  The Furminator treatment is an add on to a Bath & brush or Full groom. Call 469-3657 to make an appointment. 

With ten spacious Hibachi Tables, Akira in Glenmont welcomes parties from 1 to 200 at the only Hibachi restaurant in town! There are no limits to what their entertaining Hibachi Chefs can do, with the freshest ingredients prepared before your eyes.  Open 7 days a week.

Starting October 1st, Loredana's Hair Studio & Spa will be donating 10% of all chemical services directly to Faustman Lab Research and 10% of ANY/ALL services with Krista will go directly to Faustman Lab Research, to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  Book your appointment by calling 439-9309. 100% of proceeds will be donated.

It's time to open your Christmas Club for 2016 at National Bank of Coxsackie!  The first Automatic payment starts coming out this Friday!!!  Call the Glenmont Branch for information, 518-462-0515.

Delmar Bistro in Delaware Plaza is now featuring some Fall inspired foods for breakfast and lunch.  Stop in for a Ham and Cheese Galette, an Apple Cinnamon Crunch Galette or Pumpkin Custard Muffin and other homemade specialties. Open 8am-3pm, Weds-Mon.  
Delmar Animal Hospital has announced the following local forums: Keeping Ticks Away, Thursday, 10/15 7:00 p.m.  Discover integrated pest management techniques you can implement at home, and learn about managing ticks when you own pets;  Living with Deer in Bethlehem Tuesday, 10/27, 7:00 p.m.   Topics to include gardening with deer, traffic safety, and hunting options.  All forums will be held in the Town Hall Auditorium and are open to the public. Following the formal presentations, there will be tables with additional information on topics related to deer and tick management, so that residents can talk to experts and get their questions answered.

Free Movement Pilates has added NEW Pilates Mat Classes added to the schedule coming in October. Open level for beginner/ intermediate Pilates clients. New Clients welcome. Early Bird Pilates: Tu/Fr. 5:45am - 6:40am w/ Christine Edwards, massage therapist and Certified Power Pilates Instructor and Lunchtime Express Pilates Mat: Tu/Th. 12:30pm - 1:15pm w/ Jen Anderson, exercise physiologist and Certified Peak Pilates Instructor. Sign up for 8 sessions $96 or 16 sessions $160. Sessions run first week in Oct. to November 24th.

Friends of the Library are hosting an Antiques Appraisal on Saturday, Oct. 17, 9am-1pm. The event will be held at the Normanside Country Club this year.  See flyer for details.

The next regular meeting of the Bethlehem Historical Association highlights an important era in our history. On Thursday, October 15 at 7 PM, Dr. William Bartt will give a presentation about the New York Rent Wars of the 1840s. Join us at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road in Selkirk.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments and conversation to follow the lecture.  Visit our website at
BethlehemHistorical.org for more info.

Our Towne Bethlehem will once again be hosting the Annual Turkey Trot in Bethlehem on Thanksgiving Day. They are currently looking for Sponsors for this event. If you are interested in being a sponsor download the sponsorship form. Sponsor deadline is 10/16/2015.  All runners can register here.
On Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, the Town of Bethlehem will be accepting
donations for Habitat ReStore in the Capital District of slightly used furnishings, working appliances, cabinets, and other building materials at the Town of Bethlehem Transfer Station, 136 Rupert Rd, Selkirk, NY. See the Flyer for details. 
The Delmar Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 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.  
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.  
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Romo's Pizza 

Brittany Ruede 

365 Feura Bush Road

Glenmont, NY  12077

(518) 449-5871 


Chontong Thai Restaurant 

Yupa Wongworaphonkun 

155 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 915-1907

Grand Opening Oct. 6 


Radiance Hot Yoga, LLC 

Boaz Alperson 

392 Feura Bush Road

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 956-2947
Opening Soon 


Wilson Bros. Heating & Cooling, Inc. 

Kim Wilson 

420 Kenwood Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 765-4112


Craig Lawson Interior Residential Painting

Craig Lawson 

787A Route 9W

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 300-7802


Columbia-Greene Media

P.O. Box 178  

Ravena, NY  12143
(518) 756-2030


Marianne Tumminello Distributor/

Sisel International

Marianne Tumminello 

37 County Route 412

Westerlo, NY  12193

 (518) 424-6057


hEARt Ear Boutique

398 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY  12077
(518) 435-1250


Delmar Health Hut, Inc.

Denise Maskell-Lemieux 

278 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-7775


Micky's Embroidery & Team Wear

Denise Maskell-Lemieux

278 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 475-0076 


Bethlehem Town Family Dental 

Henry Huang, DDS 

241 Route 9W

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 776-4939 


Belvedere Home Care 

Bruce McShane 

1 Van Tromp St

Albany NY 12207

(518) 694-9400 x 138 


Delmar Bistro, Inc. 

Cindy Leffler 

180 Delaware Ave, Delaware Plaza

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-1000


Sky Beauty Bar 

Kelly Brunina/Maegan Ublacker 

339 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 463-7593




Rensselaer (CATS) and CEG present the 3rd Annual Advanced Manufacturing Conference, "What's Next?"  Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center.  Featured Keynote Speaker Wayne Frost, President of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Jim Winter, National Director Industrial Services, Cresa Corporation.  For info on different sessions and registration, see flyer or visit the website.

Fuzehub presents the Capital Region Dairy Solutions Forum on Thursday, October 22, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County, 50 W High St # 1, Ballston Spa
Calling NYS Dairy Farmers, Producers & Manufacturers
On October 22, FuzeHub will hold a Dairy Solutions Forum, free to dairy farmers and manufacturers. The forums have a proven track record of providing in-person meeting opportunities with a select group of business and technical experts to analyze, problem solve and identify solutions to meet specific company needs. Like other industries, dairy farmers and manufacturers have a host of challenges and initiatives: energy use, waste management, policy/ regulation acumen, workforce & training, succession planning etc. The Solutions Forum will connect you with available resources to address your needs. Who Should Attend?
*    Any dairy farmer who is selling milk or milk products, either through a co-op or directly from the farm as a producer-processor
*    Aspiring dairy/food entrepreneurs
*    Small businesses wanting to launch a dairy product
*    Small/medium dairy manufacturers who want to grow their businesses
*    Food technicians, scientists and product developers
For details and registration, visit the website.


Vendors Wanted!

Saturday, October 24, 2015,8:00am - 2:00pm
Farnsworth Middle School,6072 State Farm Rd, Guilderland
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy and a host of supporting partners will showcase local Capital Region businesses that are living "green" and working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle.This jointly-hosted event will celebrate Guilderland Central School District's 10th community recycling and re-use extravaganza!  This FREE to the public event will highlight many unique and special environmentally friendly businesses, offer educational presentations and host a recycling event in conjunction with the Guilderland Central School District.  If you are interested in showcasing your business at this event, see the website for Vendor Information and Registration. Local businesses help support a strong local economy.



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