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ALBANY - Tuition and fees at the University at Albany will rise $420 this coming school year for New York state residents, bringing the cost from $9,756 to $10,176. That’s part of a tuition increase for all of the State University of New York’s four-year campuses approved Thursday by the Board of Trustees. The tuition increases alone are going from $6,870 to $7,070 per year. The state legislature in 2017 allowed annual tuition hikes of up to $200 and the SUNY trustees have been raising them to that maximum each year. They say it’s better to put in annual predictable increases than, as they have in prior years, gone for a long time with no increases, which necessitated large jumps of well over $200. As one of four SUNY research universities, UAlbany is also increasing its “Academic Excellence Fee,” by $150 from $375 to $525. That helps support master’s and doctoral students, but is paid by all with the thinking that all students at UAlbany are benefiting from the opportunities of attending a major university with a full plate of research as well as graduate programs. SUNY’s Binghamton, Stony Brook and Buffalo camPlease see TUITION 4

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Owls safe at Kinns Road Park after bonfire Rains credited for dampening blaze in busy nature refuge ByLINE: JOYCE BASSETT

CLIFTON PARK - One year into the town’s continued commitment to preserve and nurture a 100-acre park, a series of events this spring can best be described as the good, the bad and the beautiful. The good: Clifton Park’s Justin L’Amoureux’s Eagle Scout project included trail sign improvements and the creation and installation of handmade wood benches. The bad: A large illegal bonfire in late May left scars near the scout project, a refurbished section of the park. The beautiful: Kinns Road Park is home again to another thriving owl family with little

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Local Magicians To Meet CAPITAL DISTRICT - Tuesday, July 9 - The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of the month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY. We welcome all persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be: performance, history, collecting or purely entertainment to join us for a fun evening. For more information about our organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit our web site: www.sam24.

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The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon CAPITAL DISTRICT The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Connection is sponsoring a luncheon on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 Rte. 146 (Carman Road) in Schenectady, NY 12303 beginning at 11:30am and ending at approximately 1:30pm. Reservations are necessary no later than July 5 and cancellations a must. Please call Nancy at (518) 869-0642 or Carol at (518) 869-5253 to reserve. On the menu this month is Pulled Pork Sandwich/ Potato Salad with an alternative choice of Grilled Chicken Salad. The cost is $16.00 inclusive (cash only please). There is special features, music and speaker each luncheon. All are welcome - bring a friend or your significant other. They’ll be glad you did! Nursery FREE at the restaurant by reservation only (infant through Kindergarten) – bring bag lunch.

July Meeting of the Adirondack Ch. 60, Korean War Vet. Assoc. CAPITAL DISTRICT - The July meeting of the Adirondack Ch. 60 , Korean War Vet. Assoc., will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 11th, at the VFW home, just off Veterans’ Way, which is North on the arterial

in Saratoga Springs. All veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For further information or an application to join the association, please contact Comm. Robert Garland at 518-280-0075. Annual dues for veterans are $10, $5 for all others.

Along the Erie Canal Special Book Signing Open House Event at the WHMCC WATERFORD - July 20th. 1pm – 2:30pm Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center. 2 Museum Lane, Waterford NY 12188 (518) 238-0809 info@waterfordmuseum. com - - Marvin Bubie, author of the book “Along The Erie Canal With The Municipal Seals Of The Cities, Towns and Villages Of New York”, will be at the museum to sign copies of his book celebrating the Erie Canal Bicentennial. General museum admission rates apply to attend.

2-Day Summer Book Sale at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center

CLIFTON PARK - Saturday, August 3rd from 9am - 4pm and Sunday, August 4th from 11am 3pm. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. 518383-1343.

Columbia High School Class of ‘64 55th Class Reunion

CAPITAL DISTRICT - Friday, September 6, 2019 at Quigleys Restaurant, East Greenbush. 6 to 11pm. Call Valerie Figel Femia 518-477-7839 or Sharon DeJong Romer 518-477-6619.


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AROUND YOUR COMMUNITY Saratoga County Office for the Aging - The Traveling BBQ is Back! SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging sponsors the Senior Nutrition Program in Saratoga County. Part of our program is Congregate dining- where persons age 60 and over can participate in a meal that is served at 12 noon at several meal sites throughout Saratoga County. Back by popular demand! - The Traveling BBQ Hosted By: The Saratoga County Office for the Aging & Northeast Dining & Lodging. Upcoming dates include: Friday, July 12th – Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St – (518) 5841621 ext. 3 Friday, July 19th – Moreau Community Center, (518) 792-6053 ext. 11 Friday, July 26th – Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Commons Ct., (518) 383-1343 Reservations are required at least one day in advance by 12 noon. A registration form must be completed by each participant annually. NO food/ drink items can be taken to go. Participants will receive a monthly contribution letter; the suggested donation is $2.00 per meal. Stay tuned for additional dates and locations. For more information, please call Emma at The Office for the Aging, 884-4996.

Save The Date!! Columbia High School Annual 70’s Alumni Party CAPITAL DISTRICT Grads/attendees/teachers of Columbia High School 1970-1979: mark your calendar to attend the annual Alumni Party/

Summer Get-Together on Saturday, August 17, 2019. ALL alumni welcome! Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way (off Route 9J), Schodack Landing. Camping available, reserve now; sites are going fast! Watch for further details here and on our FB page: SEVENTIES REUNION. Contact: Caroline Lynch Zeyak at 518-928-3223 or

Columbia High School Class of ‘69 50th Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - Columbia High School, East Greenbush. Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th year class reunion at Nassau Sportsman Club - outdoor pavilion at 370 Boyce Road,Nassau, NY 12123. The date is September 14, 2019 at 4pm. Food will be served at 5pm. Please RSVP by August 14th with a check payable for $35.00 pp to Colleen Thompson. 15 Thompson Court, Rensselaer NY 12144.

Stillwater Class of 1969 50 Year Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - Stillwater Class of 1969 is hosting a 50 year reunion, September 14, 2019 at Embassy Suites, Saratoga,NY. All are welcome. Dinner, music,drinks,memories. For more information contact: Joanne Ford 24 Dick Lynch Rd. Stillwater, NY 12170 or Beverly Dunn, 37 Yachtmans Way, Malta, NY 12020.

Vendors Wanted! CAPITAL DISTRICT On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, from 9 am- 4 pm, the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes are hosting a Craft Fair at the

Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd, 12110. Rain or Shine! Table space is 10 ft. in length for $25.00, WiFi and Electricity are available for an additional cost of $5.00 each. Indoor and outdoor spaces, both covered and uncovered. **Email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit! For information and reservations 518 272 8831, email Or visit

Columbia High School Class of 1979 40th Reunion Save the Date CAPITAL DISTRICT Friday, November 29th, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at The Century House in Latham. For details, visit the Class of ‘79 Facebook page.

Mechanicville High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - Classmates who have relocated in the last 10 years please notify either or 518-664-7964 for Pam Sgambati (Camerato); or 518664-7236 for Sue Peluso (Ryan) - October 11th & 12th events planned this year.

Defensive Driving Course SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Automobile Museum. 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. We will be hosting a defensive driving course on Sunday, July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The course will be taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension technicians. The cost is $40, and attendees may pay by cash or

check, made out to Cornell Cooperative Extension, either in person at the Museum or mailed to the Museum. Those who complete the course may choose between a point reduction on their driver’s license or for an insurance discount. Please contact the Museum with any questions at 518-587-1935.

Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club for our Monthly Breakfast VICTORY - Come join The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club for our Monthly Breakfast on Sunday, July 14, 2019, starting at 8:00am-11:00am. Menu: Eggs cooked to order, Bacon, Sausage, Toast ( White or Wheat ), Pancakes ( Regular, Blueberry, Buckwheat, Apple Cinnamon ), French Toast, Home Fries, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate. Cost: $8.00 Adult, $4.00 Child. Everyone will be welcome to join us. 695-3917.

Free Community Dinner WATERFORD –A Free Community Meal will be served during a Messy Church gathering at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at Grace Church, 36 Third St. Messy Church provides an opportunity for people of all ages to worship together in a fun and creative way. For information, call the Episcopal parish at 237-7370 or visit

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Tai Chi For Arthritis at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center CLIFTON PARK - (seated/standing) (members only): Tuesdays from 2:15pm - 3:15pm, 7/16, 7/23 ($42.00/session) 6-week session instructed by Rich Martin. Members Only. 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. 518383-1343.


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themed activities. Stop in for a SRP tracker to report your time spent reading. Every hour earns a raffle ticket toward AWESOME local prizes! Babies, Kids, Teens AND Adults are all encouraged to sign up! July 1 - TEENS - Create Constellation Candle Votives at 6:30pm July 2 - Visit the StarLab Traveling Planetarium! Step inside a REAL Planetarium in our Children’s section! Pre-K: 11:30am, Kids: 12:30pm, Teen: 1:45pm July 4 - Closed. Happy Independence Day! July 8 - Crochet & Knitting at 6pm TEENS - Create a Galaxy Tote at 6:30pm July 9 - Baby & Toddler Story Time at 11:30am My Mother the Astronaut Play with Traveling Lantern Theatre at 1:30pm July 10 - Digital Photography Club - New members welcome. at 6pm July 11 - Tang Museum visits the Library with an exciting activity! at 1:30pm. Please Register! July 15 - TEENS - Space

MECHANICVILLE - Mechanicville Library Farmers Market: Mondays 4-7pm. Enjoy fresh local pasta, produce, eggs & meats, along with composting goods, wheat grass, tea and beautiful handmade items. Rain or Shine. Concerts in Tallmadge Join us for a warm summer night in the park with free entertainment from Roxy & the Road Kings’ 80’s & 90’s rock. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Chair Yoga Thursdays at 10am in the Decrescente Reading Room. All ages and abilities. $5 fee. Thursdays: 11am 3:30pm a Healthcare Enrollment Specialist will be available in the Ellsworth Room to assist anyone interested in obtaining coverage through Child Health Plus, Medicaid, or the NYS Marketplace. Summer Reading has begun! Visit us throughout the month for Space-

Cupcakes! at 6:30pm July 16 - Baby & Toddler Story Time at 11:30am Kids STEM themed Space Stations at 1:30pm July 18 - Kids Author Visit: Eric Luper at 1:30pm July 22 - Crochet & Knitting at 6pm -TEENS - Galaxy Games at 6:30pm July 23 - Kids Galaxy Games at 1:30pm July 25 - Performance by Ukulele Art - Comedy & Vintage Ukuleles at 1:30pm July 29 - Teen Harry Potter Escape Room at 6:30pm July 30 Kids Harry Potter Birthday Party at 1:30pm

Computer Classes at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library

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empty firewood bags indicate it was teenagers or young adults looking to party tucked away in the dark forest, away from adult eyes. Town Supervisor Phil Barrett said he was unaware of the bonfire but said the parking lots of the town’s parks are regularly patrolled by town security. “The first thing we look for is cars parked in our park lots after hours,” he said. The bonfire garbage was picked up immediately by town workers. Barrett noted the partygoers could have entered the park from anywhere, including neighborhood backyards that line the outskirts. It is not the first time the park dodged a potential disaster. Kalish and other town residents in 2017 attended town and county meetings and worked together with town officials to stop a county plan calling for a money-making logging operation at the park. In June 2018, county and town officials formally finalized plans for the county to give its portion of the land to the town, ending the plan for logging. Now, the town oversees the entire ring of trails in the nearby soaring white pines and other Adirondack-native woodlands tucked in the northern portion of the town. “We are executing our long-term plan for the continued health of the park,” Barrett said. “BOCES has just been fantastic.” The park is plenty busy at all hours of the day and overuse is a concern. The town has issued 390 “dog off leash” oversized dog tags for the town parks. The tags are purchased for $30 for use at Kinns Road and another fenced-in park in the town, Mary Jane Row Dog Park. BOCES is working in conjunction with town officials to maintain the park. BOCES’ environmental conservation and forestry students cut down dead and diseased trees and maintain the loop of trails when dead trees fall. 6 pm • Meet Alexa & Siri - July 3 at 10 am. For more information including class descriptions, dates, times, or to register, please visit Registration is required for all computer classes.

Parachute Play!

CLIFTON PARK - July 2 at 9:30 am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Songs and games with a parachute! For children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Registration


An illegal bonfire in May at Kinns Road Park, Clifton Park.

Town workers grind the small logs into mulch, providing a soft pathway for hikers, joggers and even the Shenendehowa High School track teams during summer practices. In the winter, the Shenendehowa Nordic Club grooms the park for cross-country skiing. Those who enjoy the park regularly talk about the owls and give each other tips on where to spot them. That is made easy thanks to a 2014 Eagle Scout project by Bailey Moore, who mapped out trail distances, posted a sign with a trail map and installed numbered trail markers. The Friends of Kinns Road Park page on Facebook features images -- mostly of owls but of other critters and scenic pictures as well -- from nature photographers with zoom lenses to cellphone videos and photos. But the owls move from spot to spot, often in a group. The trick to finding the owls is to listen for a young owlet’s begging calls. The parents -- especially in the early evening -- have the distinct “Who cooks for you?” call that echoes into the adjoining Knolltop and Sherwood Forest subdivisions. “The park is a treasure,” Barrett said. “And we have a plan to keep it that way.” - 518-4545636 - @JoyceB10Bassett

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Art Workshop

CLIFTON PARK - July 2 at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library. Explore art works by Alma Thomas and Carrie Moyer, then create your own textural works inspired by their art. Materials include specialty papers, felt, and metallic markers! Program presented by the Tang Teaching Museum.

Registration required; online, in-person, or call the Library at 518-371-8862. • Grades 1-5. 1-2 pm • Grades 6-8. 2:30-3:30 pm

Library Play Time

CLIFTON PARK - July 5 at 9:10 am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Play and interact with others while using age appropriate toys, books, and puzzles. Come make new friends. Drop-in program for all ages with an adult.

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Do an audit If you aren’t already tracking your spending, do so. Pay close attention to all the payments you make -- recurring or not -- and to the forms of payment: credit cards, Venmo, etc. Don’t guess. Research by Waterstone Management Group found that 84 percent of consumers underestimate how much they spend on subscriptions. Waterstone looked at 2,500 American budgets and found that while consumers estimated they paid almost $80 a month on certain subscriptions, they actually paid closer to $240. Subscription services are attractive because they’re easy to sign up for and come with minimal monthly financial commitment, said researcher Dhaval Moogimane. But small costs can add up, and prices can increase over time. “I’ve never worked with someone who after we calculated their expenses is spending less than they thought,” said Ryan. However, she said that sticker shock can often be a good call to action.

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It’s time to decide if all these costs are worth it. This is a highly personal decision. Grant McOmie of Portland, Ore., said that he and his wife began to cut back last year to focus on paying down student loans. They decided ridesharing didn’t have a spot in their aggressive budget and they ditched Amazon Prime, Netflix and various music streaming services as well. “Ultimately none of these services were worth it,” he said. He estimates that over the past 18 months -- through taking the bus instead of Lyft or Uber, or making a meal instead of ordering delivery -they’ve saved around $5,000. In some cases, however, convenience can pay off. Sarah McLaughlin moved to Austin about a year ago and has yet to set foot inside a grocery store. She relies primarily on Instacart for her groceries and estimates she’s cut her monthly grocery spending by $200 by curtailing her impulse spending. Instead of picking up extras like magazines, makeup and prepared meals, she buys only what is on her list and is able to use online coupons to maximize her savings. So calculate what your convenience spending may be a substitute for and which is more costly -- Stitchfix versus


Some consumers have saved money using online grocery shopping. While there is a convenience fee, there is less of an chance to buy prepared meals or make other impulse purchases. This option also saves time.

shopping at the mall, for example; or Hulu and Netflix versus cable. Consider other benefits too: A timestarved parent may be thrilled to pay extra for food delivery. A pricey at-home workout subscription might be worth it to a fitness junkie. While these types of services sometimes get a bad rap, experts say many people are happy with the benefits they get. So how can you decide the value (financial and otherwise) for yourself? Utpal Dholakia, a professor of marketing at Rice University, has a simple suggestion. Ask yourself: If I didn’t have this service today, would I buy it again? If no, toss it. If yes, keep it and enjoy.

Make change

There are some actions you can consider to adjust your habits: • If you know you are ready to ditch something, unsubscribe or delete your account. Be prepared -- they will try to lure you back. • Add some friction. Even small steps to make payments less easy may curb your spending, such as eliminating auto billing or deleting an app on your phone. • Put all your subscription or convenience spending on one card to better monitor it, Moogimane suggests. Or cancel your credit card, forcing you to only update billing for the services you truly want. • Set an alternative goal. If there is something you want, such as money for a car or a down payment on a house, remember that when you are tempted to make a purchase. That can help keep your spending focused. • Go on vacation or do something else to disrupt your life. Dholakia said research shows the best way to break a habit is to change the context in which the habit was developed. So if you get meal kits each week, a vacation may change your routines and help shake your reliance on

them. “You have to be in charge of saying this is something I am not enjoying or using,” Dholakia said. “You can’t have someone else do it for you.” Do you use services such as music streaming, grocery delivery and ride-hailing? Do you have a plan for managing the costs of those services? Email responses to and AP could use them for future stories.

Pickle Ball at Stillwater Area Community Center

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CLIFTON PARK - July 4 at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library. The Library will be closed

on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The Library will resume regular hours on Friday, July 5 at 9 am. Our website and online catalog can be accessed 24/7 at

Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop

SCHUYLERVILLE Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop announces a special 20% off entire inventory sale with a $1.00 minimum purchase. This special sale does not include the on-going $5.00 Bag Sale. Everything in the store is on sale! For more information please call the Thrift Shop at 518-695-4640.

Out of this World Films: Apollo 13

CLIFTON PARK - July 5 at 10 am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. To honor the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Library will be showing popular spacethemed films on Friday mornings in July. Based on actual events, Apollo 13

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Family Film Friday: Planet 51

CLIFTON PARK - July 5 at 2 pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library. A variety of family-friendly films will be shown throughout the summer to honor the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. An alien civilization is invaded by astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Baker must go back to his ship before it returns to orbit. Rated PG. Run time: 91 minutes. Low-sensory environment: some lights remain on, children are free to move around. Light refreshments provided. Drop-in family program for children ages three and up, with an adult.

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All spring long we’ve had to mow our lawns at least once a week to keep up with its rapid growth. Like most of you, I’ve been mowing it low to try and gain some time between mowing. When the heat and dryness of summer arrive, we need to adjust our attitude and our mowing height. To help your lawn survive dry summer weather let it get taller…as tall as your lawn mower will adjust…4” Stop the low mow during the hot summer weather. to 5”. If you continue with the low mow, the sun will heat the soil to temperatures that will kill the roots of your grass. A lawn left long shades the soil. You may like the look of a shorter lawn, but if the soil temperature goes above 85° to 90° for three consecutive days, the root system dies. Once that happens, you’re looking at a lot of grass seed and a lot of watering in late summer and early fall to repair the lawn Raise your mower blade to its There comes a time when you just must water. highest setting. Traditional wisdom tells us that, for a lawn to remain healthy, it needs an inch of water a week. What you need to know, though, is that the lawn needs that inch of water all at once to get any real benefit from it. Water your lawn heavily then not at all for a week. With a limited amount of water available to most of us, we try and move the An inch of water once a week. sprinkler around the yard to make sure that we get the whole lawn watered at one time without any regard to whether it is getting enough water for more than temporary relief. If you have watering restrictions that only allow you to water every other day for two hours, let your lawn sprinkler soak one area for the full two hours. When your next watering opportunity arrives, move the lawn sprinkler to the next section and soak it with at least an inch of water. Folks with underground sprinkling systems need to follow the same advice. Set them up to soak one zone each day with an inch of water then do a different zone the next day. By putting an inch of water on the lawn, you’ll be soaking the soil to a depth of 6”. Water at this depth in the soil will not evaporate quickly, and it’s where the roots of the grass are located so it can be absorbed. Quickly spraying the lawn might perk it up briefly but most of that moisture is lost to evaporation and can never penetrate deep into the soil to get to the roots. At this point folks will ask, “How long do I need to leave the sprinkler on to put on an inch of water?” Since we all have different lawn sprinklers and water pressure, I can’t answer that question. This is something we must all determine on our own. You simply need to take a small, empty tuna fish can and place it in the area you’re watering. Don’t shut it off until it is full. Make a mental note of how long it took, and you’ll always know how long your setup takes to put out an inch of water. That’s it. Water deeply then take a break for a week. Thanks for the read.

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Farmers Market at Mechanicville Library MECHANICVILLE The Mechanicville District Public Library has once again partnered with local farmers, makers, and organizations to provide an alternative place for neighboring residents to shop for healthy foods and handmade goods and support the local economy. The Market will be open Mondays, thru September 30th from 4-7pm. This is a rain or shine event, with plenty of off-street parking! Shoppers can look forward to the finest local offerings including: Chicken, Goat, Duck, Eggs, Herbs, Fresh Pasta, Fruits, Veggies, Honey, Maple Syrup, Flowers, CBD Oil, Soap, Baked Goods, Prepared Foods, Crow Hill Country Crafts, Jewelry, Sweet, Nutrient-Rich Wheatgrass, Compost, Tea, Yankee Distillery Merchandise, Specialty T-Shirts, Live Music & more!! We hope to see you Monday nights at the Library!

Saratoga County Office For The Aging Volunteers Needed SARATOGA COUNTY - Spring into Action and Volunteer! Got an hour? Give it back. Call RSVP! RSVP- Retired Senior Volunteer Program, helps recruit volunteers age 55 and older for many community organizations throughout Saratoga County. We have a variety of options on how you could spend your volunteer time. We will educate you on what is available and help with you with your placement process. An orientation will be provided. Some ways you could spend your time helping are: Local Blood Drives, Activities Assistants for Senior Programs, Museum Attendants, Exercise/

Wellness Leaders, Dining Program Helpers, Office Assistance, Home Improvement Projects, Thrift/Gift Shop Attendants, Mentoring, Family Development Empower Program, Special Event Volunteers, Gardeners, Environmental Opportunities, Hospice/Residence Volunteers, Delivering Meals to Homebound, Transportation Drivers, and many more. If you are interested in learning more about any of these rewarding opportunities, please call the RSVP Program (518) 884-4110.

Search and Rescue Volunteers Needed CAPITAL DISTRICT the Tri-State Emergency Team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches within a 100 mile radius of Waterrford, NY. This includes all aspects of field and underwater search. The Tri-State Emergency Team responds when requested by NYS Forest Rangers and other police agencies throughout New York State, Western Vermont and Massachesettes. We are looking for certified scuba divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general who wish to help people in need. The team will provide training and complete support as needed. Our headquarters is located in Waterford. Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit our website at

Save A LifeAdopt Today! GLENS FALLS - North Shore Animal League America’s - Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center. 115 Maple Street, Glens Falls. 518-409-8105. Like us: https://www.facebook. com/theanimalleagueadirondackregion/

Felines residing at the adoption center have all been rescued from the local region. We are open Wed – Sat 12-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm. Stop by soon to meet your new best friend! For more information on adopting, donating, or to volunteer: Please call 518-409-8105 Or Email: adoptadk@animalleague. org

AL-ANON Meetings HALFMOON - If you are affected by a loved ones’ drinking or substance abuse, Al-Anon can help restore your sanity. We, as a group, come together to share our experience, strength and hope, and discover ways to live a happier life. Meetings are weekly and run approximately 1 hour. WEDNESDAY from 6-7 pm at VFW POST 1498 located at 1605 Route 9 in Halfmoon. FRIDAY from 7:30-8:30 pm at St. Luke’s on the Hill located on McBride Rd also in Halfmoon. SUNDAY from 4-5 pm at St. Edward the Confessor located at 569 Clifton Pk Ctr Rd in Clifton Park. Questions? email: cmc. afg.123@gmailcom

Twin Bridges Rotary Meetings SOUTHERN SARATOGA COUNTY – The Twin Bridges Rotary meets every Thursday at 12 noon at Grecian Gardens in Clifton Park. This is a great international organization that believes in “Service Above Self”. If you would like more information about these meetings or other Rotary projects, call 4915553 or visit the website at: www.twinbridgesrotary. org.

ATTN: Jr Golfers, Parents & Guardians CAPITAL DISTRICT - Play in the Capital Districtwide Elks “Fun” Junior Golf Qualifier for the 64th N.Y.S. Elks Junior Golf Boys and Girls ages 12 to 18 is on July 16, 2019 at

Eagle Crest Golf Course. Entry Fee is $30. Included is Golf, lunch for golfers and parents, trophies, many door prizes & four greens fees for overall medalist to Saratoga Spa GC. Qualifiers will be eligible to participate at no charge in the 64th Annual N.Y.S. Elks Jr. Golf Tourney to be played in Oswego, NY at Stone Creek Golf Club on August 4th and 5th. Participants need “not” be affiliated with Elks. To get a golf application go to www.eaglecrestgolf. com/events. You can call Co-Chairman, Paul A. Ungerland from the Rotterdam Elks Lodge #2157 at (518) 384-0221 or Co-Chairman Michael Bloss, Past State President at the Clifton Park Elks #2466, at (518) 877-5200 or for any questions you may have. On Tuesday, July 16, registration will be at 7:30 AM. A lunch will be afterwards at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge even with the parents. Lunch is at no charge for parents and others since the Lodge

writes the cost to Youth Activities. Just need to get a count of who will be there. In 2018 in Bath NY, we had 7 eligible qualifiers and won (2) 1st place trophies and (1) 2nd were our results. Everyone had a great day.

Clifton Park Senior Community Center Trips CLIFTON PARK - OLD FORGE LAKE CRUISES Historic Steamboat Cruise through the Fulton Chain of Lakes. Tuesday, July 9th (8:30am departure from the Ice Rink) $69 member/$75 non member LOBSTERS & LEGENDS with a Simon & Garfunkel Tribute at the Majestic Theatre in West Springfield MA. Enjoy Lobster or Prime Rib of Beef at the New Boathouse overlooking the Connecticut River . Thursday, August 8th (8:30am departure from the Ice Rink). $81 member/$89 non-member A TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN BANDSTAND AT

THE LOG CABIN Banquet house located in Holyoke MA. Thursday, September 19th – (9:15am departure from the Ice Rink) $73member/$79 nonmember Thursday, October 10-Monday, October 14: Washington, DC - Two Guided Tours of Washington, DC including the WW II Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Smithsonian, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and more! The New Museum of the Bible! 430,000 Square Feet of Biblical History. Admission to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Garden. Tram Ride through Arlington National Cemetery. $635 Per Person (Double Occupancy). $30 additional for non-members. For information and reservations, please contact the Clifton Park Senior Community Center at (518) 383-1343.




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GENERAL NOTICES NYS Certified Safe Boating Course: Power boat & jet ski certificate. Ages 10+. Taught by USCG Master Captain. 1 day class, 9a-5p, Best Western, Clifton Park. Avail 6/30, 7/28 or 8/25. To register & more info. Call (518) 605-8422 Oh glorious St Jude Apostle & Martyr. I thank you for a favor granted. St Jude pray for us. M.E.E.

6 x 10 DUMP TRAILER For yard waste; you fill, we haul. Also mulch delivery. Call for prices. (518)227-9238 $A-1 CASH FOR JUNK CARS $100-$500. Free pick-up. (518) 365-3368 AARON CONSTRUCTION Specializing in all phases of home remodeling & repairs. Fully insured. (518) 857-8354 or (518) 371-1519 AFFORDABLE NEW SIDING! Beautify your home! Save on monthly energy bills with beautiful NEW SIDING from 1800Remodel! Up to 18 months no interest. Restrictions apply 855-505-6471.

AARON CONSTRUCTION Specializing in all phases of home remodeling & repairs. Fully insured. (518) 857-8354 or (518) 371-1519 ALL CLEAR POOLS Treat your pool right. Give me a call. Professional pool cleaning, patio power washing. Jeremy (518) 233-4014. ALL PRO HOME REPAIRS For all your home needs. Experienced, dependable, insured. (518) 935-8086 A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation’s largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service if FREE/no obligation CALL 1-844-258-8586 A+ TREES ’R US WE WILL GO OUT ON A LIMB FOR YOU! Our Specialty is Taking Down Trees, Tree Pruning, Lot Clearing and More! Free estimates. Fully insured. Over 30 years experience. BBB Accredited business. (518) 894-TREE (8733) BETTY’S CLEANING Quality work with attention to detail. Apts., homes. (518) 270-5024 or (518) 421-3823. BUYING GOLD & SILVER Highest cash prices paid. Jewelry, vintage costume and turquoise, coins, watches, knives, military, toys, antiques, etc. 40+ yrs. exp. Call Joe first. (518) 669-2274 CARDAMONE PAINTING and Remodeling. Drywall and taping. Interior/ ext & wall restoration. Flooring, paper & popcorn ceilig removal. Bathroom/ ceramic. Basements. 15 yrs. exp. Ins. Tom (518) 506-5284 CARPENTRY PLUS Home repairs/ Carpentry work. Free estimates & insured. (518) 339-5484 CASH FOR METAL/CARS We buy farm equip., metal, cars. We have the equip. to take care of big jobs. Highest prices paid. (518) 339-3369 CHEAPER THAN DUMPSTERS Old appliances and furniture REMOVED FROM YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. Small or Large jobs. CLEANOUTS. Call Bill the Junkman at (518)664-7488. Credit cards accepted. CLEANOUTS & DEMO Oil tanks, hot tubs, pools, sheds, barns, houses, yard cleanup, res/ comm clean out & organize. Equipped to handle any job. (518) 339-3369

C.L. HOME IMPROVEMENTS Taking care of all your window and remodeling needs. Neat &dependable. Fully ins. Free est. Rich (518)528-7173 COMPUTER ISSUES? FREE DIAGNOSIS BY GEEKS ON SITE! Virus Removal Data Recovery! 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE, In-home repair/On-line solutions. $20 OFF ANY SERVICE! 855-385-4814 CUSTOM STONEWORK Patios, firepits, retaining walls, new sidewalks, sidewalk repair. Any kind of masonry/concrete work. (518) 423-0946 DISCIPIO PAINTING Professional - Quality work. Interior and Exterior. Free estimates. Call (518) 209-4036 DIVORCE MAKE DIVORCE EASY! Papers prepared $349. One signature req’d. Includes poor person app. (518) 274-0380 ELECTRICIAN Lammon Electric. Fully lic. & ins. 30 yrs. exp. Res/Comm. Panel upgrades. (518) 274-5100 ENERGY SAVING NEW WINDOWS! Beautify your home! Save on monthly energy bills with NEW WINDOWS from 1800Remodel! Up to 18 months no interest. Restrictions apply 855-338-5767. EXCAVATION, STONE & TOPSOIL Water diversion, driveways, brush hog, land clearing, septics. (518) 339-3369 FAST FIX HEATING and PLUMBING LLC 24 hr. service, fully ins. 26 yrs. exp. Installs/ replacements, tuneups, trouble shooting. Fixing all your heating & plumbing needs. (518) 256-1346. FIREWOOD $200/cord, creen. Cut, split and delivered. Buy while supplies last. Honest and dependable servie. Call Harvey 518-338-5898 Firewood/ Cooking Wood Exit Lou "The Wood Guy" Rt. 50, Wilton. 24/7 GARAGE DOOR GARY Garage doors, electric openers, service. Garage door openers make great gifts! Call for free est. (518) 399-6102 HOUSE CLEANING Call today for an estimate on a onetime deep cleaning or regularly scheduled cleanings. Excellent references. Linda (518)222-9734 Landscaper looking for area to dispose of grass clippings and clean fill only. Latham area. Payment negotiable. (518) 366-0442

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SCHUYLERVILLE Hudson Crossing Park is excited to once again offer children ages 8-12 years of age a fun and educational way to start their summer with S.O.A.R. (Science and Outdoor Adventure on the River) Camp. Meeting from 10am –2pm July 1 - 3, campers will enjoy exploring the many wonders that they can find at Hudson Crossing and learn what it takes to serve as environmental stewards. Activities will include conducting water and macroinvertebrate studies, examining owl pellets, creating nature prints and bark rubbings, hiking Hudson Crossing Park’s trails, and more! The cost is $75/child and space is limited. “All too often kids end up spending their summer indoors and staring at screens,” Hudson Crossing Park Director Kate Morse says, “With S.O.A.R. they’re not only out in the fresh air and being active, but they’re learning just how fun and interesting the environment around them is!” For more information on S.O.A.R. Camp or to register your child online, please visit Hudson Crossing Park is a 501(c)(3) non profit, bi-county park located in Schuylerville, NY centered between Champlain Canal Lock 5C and the Hudson River. A unique recreational and educational

TREE, SHRUB, STUMP SRVC Bucket, crane, chipper, stump removal, small jobs to mega. (518) 339-3369 UNSEASONED FIREWOOD 7 (+/-) cord load, cut, split & delivered. $1190. Call for area discount. Smaller loads avail. (518)692-2109 WEEDING Perenial gardens. Experienced hedge trimming. Darlene & Jimmy. (518) 429-8482 YARD CLEANUP Low cost. High quality. Raking, mowing, trimming. Call Jesse (518) 506-5479 or jessesample@yahoocom

destination, the park is open every day year-round from dawn until dusk and is free of charge. For more information on Hudson Crossing Park, go to www.

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Bus Trips Sponsored by Clifton Park Senior Community Center CLIFTON PARK Thursday, October 10-Monday, October 14: Washington, DC . Two Guided Tours of Washington, DC including the WW II Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Smithsonian, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and more! The New Museum of the Bible!

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430,000 Square Feet of Biblical History. Admission to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Garden. Tram Ride through Arlington National Cemetery. $635 Per Person (Double Occupancy). $30 additional for non-members For information and reservations, please contact the Clifton Park Senior Community Center at (518) 383-1343.

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Colonie Central High School Class of 1977 60th Birthday Party Celebration CAPITAL DISTRICT - Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Cook Park, Colonie. Food, beverages, dessert & DJ. $35.00 per person, reservations required. All are welcome to share memories and make new ones. Deadline Saturday, August 24, 2019. Contact 518-371-8849 for more information.

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NOW ONLY NOW ONLY NOW ONLY OR New 2017 Jeep pArtirot 4X4 New 2017 CHerokee ALL New 2017 CHrySLer 48 36 $ LEASE $ $ $ OR mos. OFF! 75tH ANNiverSAry editioN LAtitude 4X4 pACiFiCA LX mos. FOR





Stk#17122, loaded w/ V6 NEW 2019 FIAT NEW 2018 JEEP Engine, Back up Camera, Entry, Aluminum 124 SPIDER CONVERTIBLE RENEGADE LATITUDE Keyless 4X4 Wheels,5.0 Touchscreen

Stk#18737, Loaded Display, w/ lntegrated Voice Automatic, Air Conditioning, Command w/Biuetooth and Aluminum Wheels, much more! MSRP $30,285 Back-Up Camera, Power NOW ONLY Windows & Locks Or More! $ and Lease Much 36 $ mos. FOr MSRP $26,620

$4,621 25,499











36 mos.

Rts. 9 & 28, Warrensburg, NY 12885 Just 4 miles off Exit 23 where Rt. 9 and Rt. 28 Connect

(518) 623-3405


Remote Keyless Entry, Or

$ Capable, 26$3,331 ,999 Navigation 299 Rally White Stripe





Stk#17057, Loaded w/17” Aluminum Wheels, Sunscreen Glass, Stow N Go Seats, Power Driver Seat, Back Up Camera, Uconnect 5.0 Stk#19199,Touchscreen Loaded w/Display, Voice Command Automatic, Technology w/Bluetooth Group, Pushand Button Much More! Start, Sirius Radio, MSRP $29,590 Lease FOr

and Much More! MSRP $28,330


36 mos.


Stk#17111, loaded

w/ Power Sunroof, NEW 2019 JEEP CHEROKEE 17” Bronze Aluminum LIMITED 4X4 Wheels, Remote Start,


42 mos.

$4,851 21,999 OFF!


NOW ONLY 1/13/2017.


Automatic, Keyless Entry, Stk#19065, Loaded w/ Power windows and much Sunroof, Navigation, Heated more! & Ventilated Premium MSRP $27,335 Leather Seats, Foot Activated Power Lifegate, Or 36 $ Traffic & Travel Lease Sirius mos. FOr Plus and Much More! MSRP $38,850 OR 42 LEASE mos. FOR





*Prices include all available rebates. You may qualify for additional rebates & incentives. Must finance through Chrysler Capital. **Leases through Chrysler Capital include all available rebates and are based on 10,000 miles a year with $2999 cash down; 1st payment, taxes and DMV fees due at inception; security deposit waived for well-qualified buyers; disposition fee $395; 25¢ a mile overage. Lessee is responsible for maintenance and repairs. Chrysler Pacifica lease is for 5,000 miles a year. Pictures for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 7/1/19.

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