in this issue

It was a beautiful Fall morning Monday for the Grand Opening of Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Van Dyke Preserve near the intersection of Van Dyke Road and Meads Lane in Delmar. The Preserve is 33-acres of former agricultural land, which is now available for residents to use and enjoy! The land was generously donated by The Spinney Group who has developed The Spinney at Van Dyke nearby. Mark King, MHLC's Executive Director is joined by MHLC's staff, Board and volunteers, Assemblymember Patricia Fahey; Town Supervisor John Clarkson; Morgan Ruthman and Samantha Feinberg from The Spinney and representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.  See Photo Gallery.


Small Business Saturday Kick-Off
Bethlehem Chamber, 318 Delaware Ave., Suite 11, Delmar
Saturday, November 28, 10am-1pm
Stop by the Chamber office on Small Business Saturday®  to pick up a Holiday Shopping Card with discounts from Bethlehem businesses good from Nov 28-Dec 31.  We will also be offering Shop Bethlehem Gift Cards in any amount from $5-$500 which can be used at over 35 participating businesses year-round.  Show your support of Bethlehem by Shopping Small this Holiday!  And don't forget to take your #ShopSmall Selfie when you stop into any local business.

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,  

December Networking Mixer
Akira, 385 Route 9W, Glenmont
Wednesday, December 2, 5-7pm

Join us at Akira for our December networking mixer. It's a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues during the holiday season or to make new connections before the end of the year.

And get in the holiday spirit by giving back to the Bethlehem community! We will be collecting donations at the door for the Community Christmas Day Dinner organized by Bethlehem Senior Services. Served every December 25 at the First United Methodist Church, the dinner is open to people of all denominations and ages. 100-120 people are served each year, with approximately 30 more meals delivered to home-bound individuals. Your monetary contribution will fund food items for the event including turkey and ham with all of the fixin's.

15 Year Anniversary Celebration
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 25, Delmar
Thursday, December 3,
5pm Ribbon Cutting; 4-7pm Open House

Join us to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Balance Massage Studio in Delmar.  The Open House celebration will start at 4pm with an official Ribbon Cutting at 5pm.  Stop by for refreshments, special discounts on gift certificates and chair massage for charity! See Invitation for details.



Members currently purchasing health and/or dental insurance through the Chamber can review 2016 plan options and enroll new plans during Open Enrollment no later than December 15.  
Plans are available to Sole Proprietors, Small Groups and Individuals. Employees may acquire insurance through the Chamber regardless of whether the Employer pays for the plans.
If you have questions regarding health insurance or your renewal, contact Monique Matuszek, Benefits Administrator at 439-0512 or by email.
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Saturday, November 28

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is an official partner for the upcoming 2015 Small Business Saturday ® national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers. This year, Small Business Saturday is
Nov 28

The deadline to register on the ShopSmall® site has passed, but you can still participate!  Make sure to let the Chamber know that you are planning to participate so we can promote you leading up to the event.  The following businesses have confirmed participation so far:
Amelia's Garden Fabric Boutique
Brady Agency
Capitol Region Basketball Boot Camp
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace

Help make a lasting impact in the place you call home on Small Business Saturday®. Founded by American Express in 2010, it's a day to celebrate the local businesses that help make your neighborhood great - and anyone can join in. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 28. No matter who you are, be a part of it, visit the website.

Remember, for every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.If you spend that in a national chain, $43 stays in the community.Spend it online and nothing comes home.
(Source: Civic Economics Report).

Visit the Bethlehem Chamber in person on Small Business Saturday, 10am-1pm, to Shop Small® for your FREE Holiday Shopping Discount Card and buy a
Shop Bethlehem Gift Card!


Look for the
Pick up a FREE Holiday Shopping Card for discounts & specials from our local businesses and
Buy Bethlehem before you head to the Black Friday sales! 

Holiday Shopping Cards will be available at the following locations:
  • Delmar Turkey Trot (11/24 Registration and 11/25 event)
  • Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce (Sat,11/28 event or weekdays)
  • Saturday Delmar Farmers Market (Sat 11/21 and Dec date TBA)
  • Spotlight Newspapers (11/25 edition)
  • Community Locations (Library, Town Hall, Parks & Recreation)
  • Participating Businesses
           Visit our website for details*
*You must present a card to receive the discount
Offers valid 11/28/15-12/31/15
Shop our participating merchants for the perfect Holiday gifts!

16 Handles
AAA Hudson Valley
A. Phillips Hardware 
Amelia's Garden Fabric Boutique  
Ando Salon
Angela's Pizza and Pasta 
Ben's Jammin' Treasures Gift Boutique
Breathe Massage Therapy
Capital District Carpet Cleaning
Capital Water and Fire Restoration
Del Lanes 
Delmar Center for Therapeutic Massage
Delmar Health & Fitness
Delmar Health Hut
Deluxe Nail & Spa
Foundry Fitness
Free Movement Pilates
Glenmont Self Storage
Grassroot Givers
Gregory's Barber Shop
Hands of Grace Massage Therapy 
Interstate Vapor
Kinderhook Bank
Love It or Cut It - Salon, Spa & Barber
Mayone's Wine & Liquors
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
Micky's Embroidery & Teamwear
National Bank of Coxsackie
Poise Studios
Pure Serenity Salon & Day Spa
Radiance Hot Yoga
Sam's Italian American Restaurant
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
Steiners Sports Ski & Bike
Shawna's Dogs
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
The Paper Mill
Tomo Asian Bistro
TOP FORM Delmar 

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 
Ando Salon
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos
Ben's Jammin' Treasures Gift Boutique
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Bethlehem's Little Helper Service
Buenau's Opticians
Capital Upholstery
CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
Capital District Carpet Cleaning
Cornell's Cat Boarding
Crossroads Ford
Del Lanes 
Delmar Bistro
Delmar Center for Therapeutic Massage
Dr. Jack Devore, OD
Four Corners Frame Shop
Four Corners Pharmacy
Free Movement Pilates
Glenmont Self Storage  
Hands of Grace Massage Therapy 
Interstate Vapor
John & Mary's Grocery@Delmar Marketplace
Keep Moving with Stephanie
McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
Poise Studios
Romo's Pizza
Safari Health
Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike
School's Out, Inc.
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
Shawna's Dogs
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
The Cheese Traveler
Tomo Asian Bistro
TOP FORM Delmar 

Sponsored by   

first niagara bank

If you are a business interested in participating, see flyer for details and contact the Chamber at 518-439-0512

Saturday, Nov 21, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Last market 11/10
- 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


Join TOP FORM Delmar for a Healthy Happy Hour Wednesday, November 18th from 7-8pm.  Discover the magic of 100% organic, GMO free, pure, living green super foods.  Gentle detox strategies and tips for health, stress relief, and increased energy will top the list of topics shared.

Bring in a canned or boxed good that would be delicious for a Holiday dinner, and SAVE 10% on a regular priced item at Ben's Jammin' Treasures for every donation you bring. (5 cans = 5 items you take 10% off of)
Thurs 11/9 - Sat 11/21.  All donations will be brought to a local food pantry.

CrossFit Spur will be participating in the CrossFit Aevitas movember Row-A-Thon on November 20!  Spread the word and lets start raising some money to support our team!

Saturday Night Live at the Bethlehem Area YMCA!  Take the night off and drop the kids at the Y.  Saturday 11/21, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, ages 5-12 years-old.  See flyer for complete details.

Join us at the Glenmont Abbey Village for our Wine and Cheese Open House on November 24 from 4-6PM!  Stop by our clubhouse to learn more about Glenmont Abbey Village and enjoy some wonderful refreshments.  Full details here .

Have you made your Thanksgiving Day plans yet? Well Normanside Country Club & One Six Five invite you to spend the holidays with us!  Call 439.4505 ext. 10 to make your reservation today. See the full menu.

Black Friday Gift Card Sale at Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar: purchase a $30 gift card for only $15!  Purchase between 11am-5pm.  Get the full details here.

Now through December 12 at Price Chopper help feed a family in need in your community! Round up your change or donate a food package at checkout. All donations benefit your local food bank!  Every location is participating, we have a Glenmont store and a Slingerlands store in our community.

Come Lunch & Learn with Usherwood Office TechnologyThursday December 3 from 11am-2pm, join us at our showroom (7 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park) for a free lunch.  Learn about: Canon's document management solution uniFLOW, production level technology with our VP Lou Tubolino, and mailing and shipping solutions with FP mailing specialist Josh Love.  RSVP by email.

On Friday, December 4 at 6pm, the 9th Annual Town of Bethlehem Holiday Parade will step off at the Town Hall and continue down Delaware Avenue to the Four Corners. The .35 mile parade will be packed with decorated vehicles, scouts, classic cars, music, fire trucks and holiday cheer!  Santa will arrive at the end of the parade just in time for the tree lighting at the Four Corners.

The Bethlehem Lions Club is again selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths for the 29th year. The tree lot is located at 3D Rigging, 542 Route 9W Glenmont-1/2 mile south of Feura Bush Road. Sale times are weekends from 9-5 starting 11/28, and continue until sold out. All trees are 6-8ft Nova Scotia Balsams, and the wreaths are 14in diameter, Double Sided. All of the proceeds from the Christmas tree sale are used to support local community activities. For a complete list of organizations supported visit the website

Time to order your fresh Jaindyl turkey for Thanksgiving! And also pie orders at McCarroll's The Village Butcher.  Call 478-9651 to place your order soon.

Submit your photos of taken of the Pine Hollow Arbortetum for their 2016 CALENDAR  Please send maximum of five different photos for consideration.  Photos do not have to be from current calendar year, however, they do have to be taken on the Pine Hollow Arboretum grounds.  Submit photos via email to the Calendar Editor. Deadline for Submissions is November 23, 2015.

Delmar Bistro in Delaware Plaza is now open for dinner!  Offering both sit down and take out service.  The new hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-7pm, Friday-Saturday, 9am-8pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed Monday. 439-1000.

C & M Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning invites you to call them for a free estimate on a new heating or cooling system and take advantage of interest free financing for up to 36 months. 518-768-8800

Sky Beauty Bar in Delmar offers all new guests a complimentary brow shaping or complimentary deep conditioning hair treatment with their scheduled services. Call for an appointment today, 518- 463-7593.

Merriman and Pfister' Marketplace in Delmar features an Artist of the Month.  Learn more about them, while taking ad- vantage of a 15% savings of this artists' wares throughout that month. - Take part in any of M&P's Monthly Events - from a "Meet the Artist Night" to a beauty demonstration, to a holiday happening. Sign up to our e-mail list or just follow us on Facebook and Instagram for specifics. -We offer an opportunity for you to "whisper" in your family's ear with our  "Wish List".  What better way to assist them in buying the perfect gift for you! -Come in and we'll work with you to create your Wedding Registry.  Got a Gift EMERGENCY??  Just call 518-588-7268.  We got you covered.
We offer a reasonable layaway program, that allows you to take some time in making your purchase.  In the near future, we will feature an online shopping capability.  Delivery will be available in the Bethlehem area!  In addition to the fun we're having, here at the store, we hope to remain a good Community member.  Please call us with any questions. 
next lecture will be held Thursday, November 19 at 7pm at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse. Blacksmith Jim Moran presents Blacksmithing: Yesterday and TodayMoran has been blacksmithing for over 40 years. Many weekends he can be found at the forge at the Norman's Kill Farm Park working and shaping iron and steel into useful objects. He is an active member of the Capital District Blacksmiths Association and enjoys sharing the blacksmithing skills he has acquired over the years. All are welcome; free and open to the public. Join us for refreshments and conversation after the talk.
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. 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 through December.  Visit over 50 vendors for farm fresh produce, crafts and food stands. At the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue every Saturday through December.  
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!  



Devonna Quinn, BHHS, Blake Realtors 

 Devonna Quinn 

  205 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY  12054

518-439-4943 ext. 280 


Balance Massage Studio 

Denise Mason

316 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054 



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


Radiance Hot Yoga, LLC 

Boaz Alperson 

392 Feura Bush Road

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 956-2947 


Wilson Bros. Heating & Cooling, Inc. 

Kim Wilson 

420 Kenwood Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 765-4112


National Grid is once again warning customers to beware of a reported utility billing scam. As has been the case several times in the past few years, National Grid's Customer Contact Center has received calls from residential and business customers saying they were contacted by phone by individuals who claim to be from National Grid and who advise the customers they have a past due balance on their utility bill. The scammers warn that service will be shut off immediately unless the customer purchases a prepaid debit card in a specific amount and provides the caller with the card's account number. Scammers have become increasingly sophisticated in replicating National Grid's recorded messaging and directions for phone prompts making it more difficult to differentiate an actual National Grid call from an imposter's call.  National Grid does contact customers with past due balances by phone to offer payment options, but never demands direct payment through the use of a pre-paid debit card and never accepts payment through these cards.  Customers who believe they have fallen victim to the scam should contact National Grid and local law enforcement officials immediately. 

CEG Join the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) for Techapalooza 2015 on November 18th 5:00-9:00pm at the NYS Museum, 4th fl. This event provides technology enthusiasts with an opportunity to network, explore & engage with new, innovative software and hardware technologies and the companies who have developed them. FREE t-shirt to the first 100 people who pre-register; TO QUENCH your THIRST - FREE drink ticket to the first 100 through the door (cash bar available); An opportunity to see a DRONE UP CLOSE & PERSONAL; HUNGRY? Enjoy a fork supper by Nicole's Catering; Interactive demos from virtual reality company, daydream.io; Going beyond the selfie with Dumbstruck.me; Creating INTUITIVE lighting with Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, RPI and FREE CAROUSEL rides, compliments of Couch White, LLP.  MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our community!  Bring your old cell phone (with or without a charger) to support Northeast Health's Sexual Assault & Crime Victims Assistance Program at Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY.  $20, Register here.

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of $20 Million Hudson Valley Farmland Protection Program to help farmers in the Hudson Valley region protect valuable, at-risk farmland from future development and maintain the land's use for agricultural purposes.  Grants made available through the program will allow eligible entities to assist landowners protect at-risk farmland through the use of permanent conservation easements. Projects on viable agricultural lands throughout a 14-county area, including Albany County, may be submitted for funding consideration. The Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program is a competitive grant program administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The Request for Proposals for the Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program is now available here. The deadline to apply is January 29, 2016.  For more information and a webinar for this Grant Program, visit the website


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