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.

The Delmar Farmers’ Market will prohibit the use of plastic bags by vendors for the May 5 kickoff of its 10th season.

HILLTOWNS — Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Boy Scout Troop 1079 will hold a pancake brunch on Saturday, March 17, at the Masonic Lodge in Berne, next to the Berne Post Office, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Troop is raising money to help fund a three-day trip to historic Boston over the April spring break.

Quick gratification at the expense of long-term progress, typical of the Trump administration, can be seen in rollbacks to nutrition requirements for school meals.

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.

“Everybody thought I had a ton of daughters,” says Jean Conklin who is selling her Hungerford Market business. That’s because, in addition to her three daughters who worked at the shop known for its bagels, she treated staff like family.

Lori McCormick, a nurse, bakes as therapy and helps run the cooking center at the Altamont Fair so kids and grown-ups alike can have fun.

DELMAR — The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with local restaurants to present Bethlehem Restaurant Week on Monday, May 15, through Sunday, May 21.  Participating restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $25.

The hope is that the future vegetables and flowers will teach students about nutrition and agriculture, as well as provide for school lunches and other school programs.


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