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November 2015 Newsletter

Holiday Closing
Thursday, November 26th – Sunday, November 29th
The Spinney at Van Dyke offices will be closed to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.  We hope that you enjoy with you and yours!

Management Office Hours
Starting in November, management will hold office hours in the Model Cottage (2 Brugel) per the calendar that can be found by visiting the “Activities Schedule” tab on the website.  For any questions or issues that need management attention, please drop by – no appointments necessary or feel free to send an e-mail to  Please continue to use the same process of contacting the office for work orders and general questions and concerns.

Birdfeeders at The Spinney
Despite their beauty and the enjoyment of bird watching, Rule 4 of your Lease touches on not leaving anything on the grounds which includes, but is not limited to, bird feeders.  Although the lease does not specifically mention bird feeders, it does state no structures of any kind are to be left on the grounds.  Kindly please remove these structures.

Lunch with Neighbors
Thursday, November 12th, 11:30AM
This month’s lunch will take place on Thursday, November 12th.  The location of the lunch is Emma Cleary’s located at 1926 New Scotland Road in Slingerlands.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Wendi at or by calling
(518) 512-3298.

Van Dyke Preserve Opening
Monday, November 16th, 10AM

The Spinney at Van Dyke donated 33 acres of land to the Mohawk Land Conservancy and the Van Dyke Preserve is having a grand opening event!  Please come join us and explore all of the nature that is literally in your backyard!   To find the preserve, follow Van Dyke Rd. south until you reach the Preserve (located just before the intersection of Meads Lane).

Pot Luck Supper
Wednesday, December 2nd, 5PM
A chance to get together with neighbors and friends!  Please sign up and bring your favorite appetizer, dinner item or a beverage to share.  The location will be determined based on how many people are going to attend – either at the Model Cottage at 2 Brugel or the Adams Station Clubhouse.  Please RSVP to Wendi.

Looking Ahead: Next Month’s Lunch
Wednesday, December 16th, 11:30AM
A reservation has been made at the Normanside Country Club under the name “Van Dyke”.  You must RSVP to Wendi if you intend on attending as reservations are required.

Movies with Neighbors

Many of you expressed interest in going to the movies.  Would someone be willing to take charge in planning a trip to the Spectrum?  It is difficult for Wendi to plan movies in advance not knowing how long a particular movie will remain in the theater or resident’s interest.
Posted by: steady properties on November 3, 2015
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