BERNE – Nick Tommell is a bit of a farming anomaly.

There’s the traditional, he grew up on a farm; the not-so traditional, he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance; and, the anomaly, he started his own farm.

Falvo’s Meat Market has had just two owners in its history, Sam Falvo and  Joseph Robilotto, who will be 78 years old this year. Robilotto is now looking for Falvo’s third owner.

The owners of a recently approved snack bar in Knox hope to make use of the influx of visitors at John Boyd Thacher State Park.

Michael Merwin, a 22-year veteran of the Navy, recently had his beef-jerky company certified as a service-disabled veteran-owned business.

Eun-ha Park has taken over a long-established dental practice on Carman Road in Guilderland.

Kind Performing Arts keeps growing. The dance studio has moved to a space in Voorheesville that is double the size of its previous studio.

Most of the Guilderland students on the winning teams are freshmen.

GUILDERLAND — Astral Journeys Center, a new business at 1811 Western Ave. in Guilderland, is owned by Christine Seebold, who has been a medium, she says, since she was 2.

“I would predict things and they would come true,” she said.

business district in Knox

While other Knox residents have spoken out in favor of a new business district in town, residents living in that proposed district are concerned about pollution and noise, and wonder why the town has brought the issue back up for debate.

Starbucks-owned Teavana had better advertising, Short and Stout Tea’s owner Joyce Zacharewicz said, but she has loyal customers who like to support local businesses.


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