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Get To Know: Cindy Pollard

Cindy Pollard, owner of the Home Front Cafe in Altamont

Cindy Pollard, owner of the Home Front Cafe in Altamont Photo by John Purcell.

Cindy Pollard

Owner, Home Front Cafe

• Hometown: Albany

• Current home: Altamont

What are you listening to these days?

I love the music out of the early 40s and 50s. I like soft music. I love big band music.

What have you been watching on TV?

I like to watch “Shark Tank,” I just find it fun. I do watch “Dancing with the Stars” — I like the costuming. I watch “The Voice” occasionally. I used to like the History Channel, but I don’t like what it has become. I like things that are going to relax me.

What are you readng?

I recently finished reading “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. I found that really interesting. Other than that, I read the newspapers every day.

What would your dream vacation be?

We have a time-share in Florida, and we have loved it because the same people come back every year. It is like going back to an old neighborhood. I have always wanted to see a redwood tree. I’d love to go to the Grand Canyon. If I were to go abroad, I would love to see Scotland … some of the old castles.

What would your last meal be?

If I could chew, it would be filet mignon. If I couldn’t chew, it would probably be spaghetti, one strand at a time.

What is your favorite local memory?

One of my favorite things was when we were trying to raise money for the World War II memorial in Altamont, and I wanted to involve my community. I thought if we could raise a $1,000 and send it in to the village, it would be wonderful. We ended up having such a successful campaign that we raised more than $17,000. I was very proud of that moment.

What is something about you that would surprise people to learn?

I am probably shyer than they realized. I always was a shy person. It took some years of my getting confidence in myself to stand up and speak in front of people.

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