GUILDERLAND — “Because there are no good Mexican restaurants around here,” said Juan Carlos De La Paz when asked why he decided to open a second Casa Real in Guilderland’s Carman Plaza. De La Paz also owns a restaurant by the same name, which is pronounced casa ray-AHL, in the Hannaford Plaza in Rotterdam.

The Fresh Air Fund has been selected to be a part of  Hannaford Supermarket’s reusable bag program, designed to support local not-for-profit organizations.

BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a week-long trip to Iceland in January. Chamber members, their families and friends, and travelers from the community are invited to join the trip to the volcanic island in the North Atlantic Ocean.

BETHLEHEM — Albany Med EmUrgentCare, a walk-in clinic providing a range of urgent-care services by Albany Medical Center clinicians, will open a new facility in Glenmont, in the town of Bethlehem.

The clinic opens on Oct. 1 in the Price Chopper Plaza on Route 9W.

Kenneth Lucas, M.D., a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has joined Albany Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics, as the director of the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital.

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